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New neighbourhood associations forming for Dufferin, Schubert Drive JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

Two new neighbourhood associations are in the process of forming in Kamloops, with residents in Dufferin and along Shubert Drive organizing. Dufferin resident Kam Johal said the area is growing, with significant development spanning toward Kenna Cartwright Park. Residents want a playground built for kids in that area. “Dufferin has pretty much exploded,” Johal said. “Lots of homes going up, lots going on. It would be such a great idea if we had a playground up here.” Johal also sees the association as a way to bring together area residents, expand recreational activities and advocate for expansion of the elementary school. City of Kamloops community development co-ordinator Ben Chobater said neighbourhood associations are beneficial for communication, bringing together neighbours with events like block parties and garage sales and to engage in projects in their respective areas. The two new groups in the process of forming will bring the city’s neighbourhood association tally to 18. Some neighbourhoods have longestablished associations, while downtown, Batchelor Heights, Brock and Aberdeen formed in recent years. The McDonald Park Neighbourhood Association was active for a long time but was then on hiatus, until a new group rekindled about a year and a half ago. That group is working with the city on a proposed dog park for McDonald Park. Chobater said neighbourhood association gaps in the city include the areas of Upper Sahali, from Summit Drive to the highway, and central North Kamloops, in the Eighth Street area. Associations also exist in Barnhartvale, Westsyde and Heffley Creek. “That would be almost every area,” Chobater said. The city has supported neighbourhood associations for more than a decade, providing support and start-up funds up to $500. The city has also been holding open houses in neighbourhoods. So far, the city has met with residents in Valleyview, Juniper Ridge/Rose Hill and Barnhartvale. About 65 people turned up to the Valleyview meeting to discuss, among other topics, the Valleyview corridor safety study,

DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE Growth in Dufferin has prompted some residents to form a neighbourhood association. Residents along Schubert Drive have taken similar steps. The city has also been in talks with neighbourhoods such as Valleyview, Juniper Ridge/Rose Hill and Barnhartvale.

which the city hired a consultant to complete. One of the findings from that study did not sit well with Valleyview residents — the planned routing of trucks to and from the Owl Road Kamloops Resource Recovery Centre via Vicars Road. City of Kamloops environmental services manager Glen Farrow said the recommendation comes because that route is the shortest distance to the highway, as required by the city’s bylaws, and avoids the school zone around Valleyview secondary. One suggestion was to direct trucks along Oriole Road, however that route would be longer and go through the school zone. Asked about the busy Vicars Road intersection, Farrow said traffic flows north onto the

highway and will be the safest route for trucks. The next neighbourhood meeting will be for McDonald Park on May 6, with subsequent neighbourhoods to meet through the fall. Johal is inviting Dufferin residents to join the new association by calling 250-574-7601 or emailing dufferinneighbourhoodassociation@ hotmail.com. Residents in the Upper Sahali and central North Kamloops areas who wish to start up neighbourhood associations in those areas can contact Chobater by calling 250-828-3582 or emailing bchobater@kamloops.ca. Chobater said residents can start off slow, by creating a Facebook page and grow. “It’s little steps, type of thing,” he said.


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Join us for the fourth annual Green Living Expo on Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am–4:00 pm, at the Sandman Centre. Visitors at this free, family-friendly event will have a chance to interact with over 50 exhibitors, get their hands dirty in garden demonstrations, and learn about local food matters. They can also have their broken items repaired at a Repair Café; ask questions about home energy rebates; and interact with the wide range of community organizations that support active transportation, waste reduction, water conservation, locally sourced products, arts and culture, and sustainability in Kamloops.

May 7, 2019 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West May 13, 2019 2:00 pm - Finance Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street West

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4:00 pm - Community Relations Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street West May 14, 2019 10:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West May 27, 2019 4:00 pm - Development and Sustainability Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street West May 28, 2019 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West

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• a speaker series • an Iron Chef cooking competition • a second-hand finds fashion show • an electric landscape tool demonstration • an electric vehicle test drive • a kid zone featuring hands-on activities • food trucks Expo visitors are encouraged to carpool, walk, bike, or take transit to the event and to help reduce waste by bringing reusable mugs and water bottles. More details about the Green Living Expo can be found online at: Kamloops.ca/Expo or @CityOfKamloops on Facebook

Pesticide Use Control Bylaw No. 26-4 Always practise integrated pest management. The Pesticide Bylaw prohibits the use of pesticides on lawns, flowers, and ornamental trees and shrubs on residential properties. Learn more about which lower-risk pesticides are allowed, which pesticides are excluded, and which weeds must be controlled at: Kamloops.ca/PesticideBylaw

Spring Road Marking is Underway The City has started the annual spring line painting, and the painting will continue for the next several weeks. During this time, motorists are asked to watch for posted signs as crews make their way through each neighbourhood. Please slow down and use caution when approaching areas that are being painted. Thank you for your patience.

Street Sweeping Heads to Aberdeen and Dufferin Crews will be working in the Aberdeen and Dufferin neighbourhoods next week. Residents can help by parking their vehicles off of the street when work is underway. To stay up to date on the roads that have been swept and that areas that are upcoming, visit: Maps.Kamloops.ca/StreetSweeping

CONSIDER TRANSIT DURING VICTORIA STREET WEST STAGE 1 CONSTRUCTION During the first stage of the Victoria Street West Improvements Project, which is underway until August 2019, the City is encouraging commuters to consider public transit. Buses get special routing consideration. Lock up your bikes at the Lansdowne and North Shore Transit Exchange bike lockers and hop aboard! A reduction in traffic congestion has the potential to shorten the length of the overall construction project. Construction runs Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–5:30 pm to start, with additional night and weekend work as required. To subscribe for project updates via email and view webcams and parking maps, visit: LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/VictoriaWest

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Celebrate the value of water and our water systems! Drinking Water Week provides us with an opportunity to appreciate and recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. The cost is significant to get our water from its source to our tap while ensuring it is safe and of the highest quality. Energy, people, power, and infrastructure are needed to make this possible. Did you know that the Kamloops Centre for Water Quality (KCWQ) has a state-of-the-art system? Kamloops water is cleaned by a membrane filtration system that removes 100% of the river sediment and most microorganisms found in river water. To discover how our water is processed at the KCWQ and learn more about water conservation and home and outdoor water saving tips, visit: Kamloops.ca/WaterSmart

No sprinkling or irrigating is allowed between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on any day. The first offence will result in a $100 fine, and each subsequent offence will result in a $200 fine. • Even addresses may sprinkle or irrigate only on even-numbered days. • Odd addresses may sprinkle or irrigate only on odd-numbered days. • Complexes with internal addresses are to use the internal address to determine watering days. • Watering between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 am is restricted but is allowed if sprinklers are controlled by an automatic timer. • All outdoor, handheld hoses must be equipped with a spring-loaded shut-off nozzle and are permitted at any time. For water-saving tips, please visit: Kamloops.ca/WaterSmart

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Road near Ralph Bell elementary at about 9:50 a.m. The flagger was taken to hospital with minor injuries. “For proper flow of traffic and for the safety of the flaggers, it is vital that all drivers obey the flaggers. Exercise caution in construction zones and, above

all else, show patience,” Shelkie said. BC Hydro construction is ongoing on Valleyview Drive. A 46-year-old man later turned himself in at an RCMP detachment, Shelkie said. He was not previously known to police.

Roadblock by biosolids protestors remains in place outside Chase JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

A roadblock set up on Monday by biosolids protestors remained in place Thursday near Chase. Turtle Valley resident Connie Seaward said the group is on a rotating schedule and could remain at English Road near the Turtle Valley Bison Company for months until they are legally required to move. Seaward said the group maintains it is acting within its rights and remains peaceful. “We’ll be here every single day,” Seaward said. The group is blocking access by Arrow Transportation trucks en route to the Turtle Valley Bison Company, though it is allowing through local traffic.

Seaward said one truck was turned away Monday and the group has not seen an Arrow truck since. “They haven’t sent any since Monday,” she said. Arrow previously told KTW it was in the process of seeking an injunction after notifying RCMP of the blockade. The company was contracted by the City of Kamloops to haul away the city’s biosolids stockpile, with Arrow planning to mix 23,000 tonnes of the the city’s biosolids — treated sewage sludge — into an enhanced soil to reclaim previously logged property owned by the Turtle Valley Bison Company. Arrow had been on site doing preparatory work. However, some of the area’s residents organized in opposi-

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Some businesses on West Victoria looking to move Massive construction project impacting bottom lines downtown This is just the beginning. They’re just “getting started on this. I think it’ll be more.

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from the Yellowhead Highway to the Red Bridge as proof people are avoiding the area. McKenzie said he hopes business picks back up. “Because if they [business tenants] can’t make their payments, they’re going to move out,” he said. “There goes that. Then, we will never be able to lease it out for the two years construction is going on. We already had these guys move out, just at the end of the month. There used to be a mattress store right next to us. They moved out. We’re trying to lease it but I don’t think — nobody’s going to jump down in here any time.”

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as a couple) tax- and interest-free for use towards a home purchase. Funds must be repaid annually over 15 years and housed within the RRSP for a minimum of 90 days prior to withdrawal. A gifted down payment must come from an immediate family member with the expectation that it won’t be repaid. A gift letter is often required to confirm the funds are not part of a loan. Non-traditional Non-traditional sources include: borrowed funds such as from a line of credit, credit card, personal loan or family member; and lender cash-back incentives. This type of down

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LOCAL NEWS CHANGES MADE City staff on Thursday announced new changes to traffic flow for vehicles and pedestrians aimed at alleviating congestion as the West Victoria project progresses. Turn to Page A19 to read about the new traffic patterns.

DAVE EAGLES/KTW The road in front of Polar Battery is gone as workers complete lengthy West Victoria Street repairs. This section of road is scheduled to be done by July, but the project is expected to take up to two years.

McKenzie’s tenant, Jeff Cameron, owner of JCRacing Tire and Auto Repair, said he is also worried and hopes the project is completed as soon as possible. “Why are they only working bankers’ hours on the road?” Cameron said. “They should be working around the clock to get it done and they should be getting it done at night, when they’re not interfer-

ing with the traffic. Seven to seven is their hours, which is ridiculous. I’m pretty sure anybody like Vancouver, any city, would have them going around the clock. Construction lights out and getting it done.” City of Kamloops civic operations director Jen Fretz said the city adjusted traffic patterns downtown, which should alleviate congestion, improve flow and

bring people back to the area. Work is done from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., depending on the day, though Fretz said that might change. Additionally, the city and contractor Extreme Excavating have staff who are working with businesses, and bright orange signs were placed on either side of the street reminding residents: “Businesses are open during

construction and appreciate your continued business.” Fretz said the situation is difficult. “Unfortunately, construction is never easy,” she said, noting the city and contractor are working to get the project done as quickly as possible but complications include unknowns underground. Not everyone is avoiding the area. Spoke ’N Motion customer Tom Rankin altered the time in which he would usually visit the bike shop, avoiding what he called the city’s “rush minute” in the morning, evening and at lunchtime. Rankin said he would keep coming back, even if he didn’t have the extra time afforded to retirees. “I’d still come here because they are a really good retailer,” he said. “Loyalty would override inconvenience.” Businesses along West Victoria generally understand need for the project, which is driven by the

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BOTH PROVINCES HAVE A LOT TO LOSE B.C. would not be the only one to lose if Jason Kenney makes good on his promise to turn off the tap. As Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party has won the provincial election in Alberta, British Columbians wonder if the newly premier will not make good on his promises to “cut off the taps” and end oil exports to B.C. Alberta’s promise is a way to punish British Columbians for their opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline. This action would not be the first time the two provinces have been at odds over the pipeline. A year ago, the Alberta government had introduced legislation to give that province’s energy minister the power to restrict the amount of oil and gas leaving the province. This move, which could have restricted the amount of Alberta oil coming to British Columbia, would have had some far-reaching consequences for B.C. However, B.C. would not be the only one to lose if Kenney makes good on his promises to stop oil exports to this province. The promise may have helped his election campaign, but if carried out, it would prove destructive. By shutting or even slowing the flow of oil from Alberta to B.C., Kenney’s actions would show the world Canada is a troubled country, a country riddled with internal strife and quarrels. This image will not give international investors much confidence if they are interested in doing business in Canada or with Canadian firms. When interprovincial disagreements escalate to the level of the AlbertaB.C. dispute, Canada appears to be a house divided. And a house divided against itself cannot stand. No matter how upset anyone may be about the ongoing Trans Mountain pipeline dispute, the matter is something to be resolved internally, in a calm, reasoned manner. Escalating the dispute only serves to embarrass the country. This is not the face we want to show the world. — Black Press

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n the past five days, I had to twice drive to and from Vancouver. That’s 1,400 kilometres. Such long, tedious excursions allow one to catch up on podcasts and daydreams. The road trips also reveal the increasing insanity of gas prices the farther one travels west. From $1.32 per litre in Kamloops, to $1.45 in Merritt, to $1.56 in Hope, to $1.59 in Abbotsford, to $1.72 in Langley and beyond, every kilometre travelled westward makes one wonder if an expensive electric vehicle may finally be a wise investment. Seeing the mind-boggling prices reminded me of the ridiculous Twitter campaign now being waged by B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and many of the party’s MLAs as they demand Premier John Horgan do something, anything, to bring those prices down. The problem with this attack, as I mentioned to KTW reporter Michael Potestio when he went to interview Wilkinson at a Kamloops agricultural forum two weeks ago, is that we didn’t hear Wilkinson or other B.C. Liberals call for action on gas prices when the cost was high under their administration. While the pump prices have hit record highs in Metro Vancouver — due mainly to that jurisdiction’s 17-cent per litre Translink tax commuters outside of the area do not pay — prices were nearly as obscene during the B.C. Liberal reign. In 2013 and 2014, gas was selling for $1.50 per litre in the Greater Vancouver area and in Kamloops. In Kamloops, the price of each

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MUSINGS litre of gas includes 17.6 cents in federal taxation and 17.4 cents in provincial taxes. Of the 17.4 cents in provincial taxes, the current NDP government is responsible for two cents — the one-penny carbon tax hikes on April 1, 2018, and April 1, 2019. The rest of the provincial taxes on gas? Well, as freely available data will tell you, those were raised mightily by the B.C. Liberals through their 16 years in power. Martyn Brown, chief of staff to former B.C. Liberal premier Gordon Campbell, laid it out in devastating fashion this week in an article in the Georgia Straight, in which he pointed out Wilkinson’s hypocrisy in complaining about rising gas taxes, for which the B.C. Liberals “are most directly responsible.” The B.C. Liberals, after all, increased the Translink tax to 17 cents per litre from 12 cents and added the first 6.5 cents of the carbon tax on fuel, which today sits at 8.9 cents per litre. And, while Wilkinson has zeroed in on the carbon tax, Brown noted that the B.C. Liberals, in their 2017 throne

speech, vowed to do exactly what the NDP is now doing with respect to that tax. (The B.C. Liberals will argue the carbon tax under their governance was revenue-neutral. And it was, for about five years. However, beginning in 2013, according to a Fraser Institute study, it ceased being revenue-neutral. “By 2013/2014, the government was no longer solely relying on new tax reductions to offset carbon-tax revenue and instead began using pre-existing tax credits to give the appearance of revenue neutrality. Carbon taxes will add up to an $865-million tax increase on British Columbians. In fact, a number of the tax credits the government now counts as offsets were first introduced in the 1990s — well before their inclusion in the government’s revenue-neutral calculation,” states the 2017 Fraser Institute study.) When KTW asked Wilkinson what could be done, he replied: “The province should pick a cap and above that provide some kind of rebate on provincial taxation because it’s really hard on people when they’ve got to adjust to these rapid changes. Horgan’s busy blaming it on the oil companies, but he’s got a handle on 35 cents a litre that he can control.” The problems with that comment are: a) taxation has nothing to do with overnight 20-cent-perlitre price hikes, as was seen this week at some Kamloops stations, and b) where will the province recoup the billions of dollars in revenue if such caps were implemented? editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Twitter: @ChrisJFoulds


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Setting record straight on Bonaparte River fishway Editor: A story appeared in the April 19, 2019 issue of Kamloops This Week, “Fallout from wildfires has stopped Steelhead in Bonaparte River.” I am the chair of the Mid-Fraser/Thompson-Okanagan Salmon Sport Fish Advisory Committee, which is a non tidal (inland) recreational salmon fishing advisory committee to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Your paper printed an article pertaining to the damaged fish way located in the lower reaches of Bonaparte River. This damage is creating a barrier for migrating fish, such as Chinook salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout from accessing spawning and rearing areas in the Bonaparte river upstream on the fish way. This article included excerpts from a media release originating from the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF), in which criticism was directed toward DFO for failure to communicate and work effectively with provincial fisheries authorities to repair fishway in an expeditious manner. The BCWF media release contains misleading and inaccurate information with respect to co-operative efforts (including communication) undertaken between DFO and

provincial fisheries authorities to address the damaged fishway issue. Based on information provided in the BCWF media release, the news article infers that DFO only advised provincial authorities of the fish migration blockage at the fishway “two weeks ago.” The truth of the matter is that DFO and local provincial fisheries staff in the Kamloops area have been working very co-operatively in their attempts to repair the fishway for many months now. Unfortunately, environmental conditions (i.e. wildfire safety issues, abnormally high water flows, severe ice conditions) have created a situation where timely repairs requiring heavy equipment simply could not be undertaken. Until environmental conditions allow for heavy equipment to undertake the required fishway repairs, alternate measures to try moving fish congregating below the fishway to upstream areas of the Bonaparte River will be implemented. DFO and local provincial fisheries staff are working cooperatively in this regard.

The BCWF media release casts a very undeserved and negative image on DFO, which is unwarranted. It would have been more appropriate for the BCWF to apply improved due diligence to confirm information distributed in their media release before disseminating misleading information to the public, discrediting DFO. Both DFO and provincial fisheries officials at the local level have worked co-operatively with members of the Kamloops Fish and Game Association (an affiliate of the BCWF) and the Mid-Fraser/Thompson-Okanagan Salmon sport Fish Advisory committee to address fish and wildlife issues in our local area. Good working relationships can be compromised through dissemination of unwarranted criticism against DFO to the public and we feel an obligation to set the record straight on the Bonaparte River fishway issue. Sandy MacDonald Chair, Mid-Fraser/Thompson-Okanagan Salmon Sport Fish Advisory Committee Frank Vincett Kamloops

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Editor: I agree with the residents of Turtle Valley who do not want biosolids dumped on the land. Turtle Valley is a beautiful, pristine environment with creeks and lakes, it does not need this mixture leaching into the ground and causing a potential health hazard to people and wildlife. I assume the Bison Ranch is on land that belongs to a ranch owner in the valley. They have stated that the grass is

Editor: I can think of more than a few good reasons not to support Terry Lake’s federal nomination bid for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. But nothing’s more alarming than his denial of the Michael Wernick/Jody Wilson-Raybould tape, and what it truly reveals about the man he hope’s to work for. There’s no doubt that Lake’s got what it takes for team Trudeau, but team Canada ... I don’t think so.

sparse now because of the bison feeding off it. Surely, that is a consideration they should have taken into account before they allowed bison to be grazed on it? Someone will be making money from this partnership between the use of land for biosolids and the company who is providing them. It is shameful that greed has taken over common sense and the need to preserve such a beautiful area.

I lived in the valley for 10 years and it is indeed a wonderful place to live, however, the roads in and out are not conducive to the large trucks that will be hauling this waste into the valley, whichever route they take it will cause problems for others using the roads. I sincerely hope the people of Turtle Valley win this fight and I wish them all the best in their endeavours. Doreen Harrison Kamloops

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Gina Myhill-Jones was tired of complaining, so she decided to throw her orange hat into the ring ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election. “I think I’ve always been a little political,” she told KTW. “If you watch what the other parties are doing — and I don’t like this and I don’t like this — there’s probably a pretty good indication that it’s time to step up and do something.” The community support worker from 100 Mile House area, announced her intention to seek the NDP’s nomination as the candidate for the Kamloops-area riding this week. A member of both provincial and federal NDP, Myhill-Jones helped with Bill Sundhu’s campaign when he ran for the party in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo during the 2015 election, door-

knocking and handing out pamphlets in 100 Mile House. To date, Myhill-Jones is the only person other than Liberal hopeful Terry Lake to announce intentions to seek a party’s nomination in the riding. Incumbent MP Cathy McLeod has been acclaimed as the Conservative candidate for more than a year. Asked how she feels about stiff competition between the threetime MP and a high-profile former councillor, mayor and provincial

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Luv’n The Loops aims to teach locals about city, area Tourism Kamloops program offers monthly tours for residents

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still consider myself a Kamloops newbie. I’ve been here five years now, which has certainly been enough time for me to think of Kamloops as my home. But there’s still plenty about my home that I don’t know — out of the way eateries that need to be experienced, quaint local shops I’ve never stepped inside, and a wealth of interesting and entertaining stops in the surrounding area I’ve never explored. That’s why my invitation to ride on the Tourism Kamloops Luv’n The Loops bus was so exciting. It was hopefully going to give me an opportunity to experience some of the things in and around the city that would be completely new to me. So what’s Luv’n The Loops? It’s an idea developed by

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which is part of the fun. I arrived for the April 25 tour not sure what to expect from any of it and was greeted by a checkin table manned by Tourism Kamloops staff. After getting my branded sunglasses, head wrap, and scratch card which would reveal the destinations as we progressed (as well as feature a handful of challenges to complete on the backside), we were offered glasses of sparkling wine or apple juice. Participants mingled, getting to know each other, until it was time to head down the red carpet to board the bus at 1 p.m. Tara Holmes (of both Kamloops This Week and Holmes is Where The Heart Is) played host to this tour from the moment we boarded until we were done three hours later, keeping the energy up and

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW Fly fisher Joel Oelrich (right) instructs Warren Polos on the finer points of casting a line on Thursday at Overlander Park park as part of Tourism Kamloops Luv’n the Loops tour. The purpose was to show locals what there is to do in Kamloops, in the hopes that they will pass that knowledge on to visitors.

giving away tons of prizes. Though we didn’t know it at the time, our three stops for the day would all be located on the North Shore. Our first destination, hosted by Glen Morris of Tailgate Tours, was a short hike off of Lac Du Bois Road, overlooking Brocklehurst. The view was spectacular, and it made for a strong reminder of just how many hiking spots there are to hit up in Kamloops. Along the way, Morris reminded us of a few important hiking rules: If you pack it in, pack it out; Make sure you’ve got good footwear; Bring lots of water; And

make sure someone knows where you’re going. After a break overtop of Brock, we hiked back to the bus and loaded up for the next stop, which turned out to be the newly opened Moustache and Go, the take-out focused expansion of Red Beard Cafe. I’ll confess that as someone who calls the North Shore home, Red Beard is one of my favourite stops, so I was glad to have the opportunity to check out the new Moustache and Go, which I hadn’t seen yet. It has the same vibe you’d expect and the coffee and sand-

Want to take part or looking for more information? Find out more online at tourismkamloops.com /luv-the-loops/. wiches we sampled were top notch. After the hike, the Moustache and Go stop gave us all a chance to rest up, get some food into us, and once again chat with the other locals on the bus. When the second stop was complete, we were back on board for our final experience, an opportunity to try fly-fishing

thanks to Interior Fly Fishing. Though there were no hooks — or even water — involved, we stopped at Overlander Park to learn the proper techniques of swinging a flyfishing rod back and forth. After being shown the how-to by Jordan Oelrich (who made it look easy), anyone interested in giving it a try was welcome to grab the rod and give it a flip. Most people who tried, including myself, picked up the rhythm of it pretty quickly. I’m not saying I’m going to be pulling in a bunch of trout anytime soon.

But I’m also not not saying that. After a group photo at Overlander Park, we climbed about the bus one last time and were returned to the Tourism Kamloops Visitors Centre where we went our separate ways, most of us with some form of swag that had been won over the course of the afternoon. And as afternoons go, it was certainly an enjoyable way to spend one, and I’d recommend it to anyone interested in spending some time exploring the nooks and crannies of the place you call home.

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Rothenburger vows to donate money after TNRD votes raise Kamloops-area director says he will give more than $3,000 JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

A Thompson Nicola Regional District director who voted against the board giving itself a pay raise will donate more than $3,000 — the difference between the approved raise and the consumer index price inflation rate — back into the region. “I’ll distribute it to various projects and charities in the region,” Area P (Rivers and the Peaks) director Mel Rothenburger told KTW. “It won’t go to just one place.” At a recent TNRD regular board meeting, Rothenburger raised a point of privilege to address comments from Area M (Beautiful Nicola Valley - North) director David Laird, who suggested during debate in March that followed the board’s stipend decision any director who did not need the money could offer their raise back to the TNRD. Rothenburger noted the previous board turned down similar opportunities to give itself a significant raise in the past. “In my 10 years on this board, I have never previously

heard a director challenge the motives of other directors for voting for or against a motion,” he told the board. Rothenburger said directors vote based on their conscience — and he put his money where his mouth is. Though he does not intend to ask for an amendment to the TNRD’s remuneration bylaw to reduce his salary — it would change the pay for the area as a whole into the future, not just his pay — he said he will instead donate the increase over and above the CPI amount, to the tune of about $3,200, to yet to be determined projects and charities in the region. Rothenburger has donated a government pay raise in the past, when he was mayor of Kamloops. He said he won’t miss the money because had the board turned down the raise, he would have never received it. “I think this is a good way of handling it,” he said. Electoral area directors will see a 19-per-cent increase (to $23,700 from $19,875 in 2018), while municipal directors (including the five Kamloops council members on the board)

will get an 11-per-cent increase (to $14,400 from $13,028). In addition, the board chair, Kamloops-area resident Ken Gillis, will receive an increase of 18 per cent (to $46,300 from $39,100), while vice-chair Bill Kershaw of Area O (Lower North Thompson) will see an increase of 27 per cent (to $28,200 from $22,213). Per-meeting pay will also increase to $160 from $150 and there is also the addition of emergency response pay, at $160 per meeting. There is also an increase in the per-kilometre travel rate, to 58 cents from 55 cents. The regional district bases its remuneration on nine surrounding regional districts, some of which raised their wages to compensate for federal legislative changes eliminating a tax break for politicians. Based on that, TNRD’s remuneration was determined to be below average. Rothenburger opposed the raise and made a motion limiting the pay raise to the consumer pricing index, which he called “reasonable” at 2.7 per cent, and on the basis taxpayers can’t give themselves a raise.


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WATER RESTRICTIONS MAY 1 TO AUGUST 31 Waterworks Bylaw No. 12-31—No sprinkling or irrigating is allowed between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on any day. First offence will result in a $100 file; each subsequent offence will result in a fine of $200. • Even addresses may sprinkle or irrigate only on even numbered days. • Odd addresses may sprinkle or irrigate only on odd numbered days. • Complexes with internal addresses are to use the internal address to determine watering days. • Watering between midnight and 6:00 am is restricted but is allowed if sprinklers are controlled by an automatic timer. • All outdoor handheld hoses must be equipped with a spring-loaded shut off nozzle and are permitted at any time.

WATER SAVING TIPS: • Keep your lawn at least 2.5 inches long to maintain moisture. • Leave grass clippings on your lawn for added moisture, and nutrients, and to help shade roots. • Water in the early morning after the dew has evaporated. • Lawns only require about an inch of water per week.

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Repair cafe set to return alongside Green Living Expo KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

More than 100 items have been repaired and salvaged — kept from ending up in the landfill — since the first repair cafe event was held last year in Kamloops. Now, the event will return on May 11 as part of the Green Living Expo at Sandman Centre. Repair cafes are free events hosted jointly by Transition Kamloops and Kamloops Makerspace, allowing residents

to bring in almost any item that can be carried — lamps, hair dryers, toasters, clothes, bikes, furniture and toys — excluding computers and cellphones. Volunteers provide assistance and teach residents how to repair their goods, with the end goal of preventing otherwise working items from being tossed in the trash. The repair cafe concept spawned about a decade ago in the Netherlands to minimize waste.

It will run during the entirety of the Green Living Expo, which is a family friendly event held each year by the City of Kamloops. It returns for its fourth year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11. In addition to the repair cafe, it also includes an Iron Chef cooking competition, kid zone, food truck festival and booths providing tips for healthy backyards, water conservation and more.

Low ore grade cited for drop in production at Highland Valley mine MERRITT HERALD

The company that runs the Highland Valley Copper mine says they are ahead of schedule on a $73-million ball mill project aimed at increasing production. Teck Resources released first quarter financial statements last week showing revenues, profit and production are all lower than this time last year at the mine near Logan Lake. “Gross profit from our cop-

per business unit was $170 million in the first quarter compared with $293 million a year ago,” the report said. “Copper production in the first quarter decreased by five per cent from a year ago primarily due to lower mill throughput and ore grades at Carmen de Andacollo and lower ore grades at Highland Valley Copper.” At Highland Valley, copper production in the first quarter of 2019 was 1,300 tonnes lower than a year ago, believed to be

due largely to lower ore grades. However, Teck representatives said the lower grade was anticipated and it is expected to improve through the rest of 2019. Production capacity at the mine is also expected to increase through the additional ball mill and the mining of deeper ores. Startup of the new mill is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2019, according to the report.


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Lyme disease community pushing for local awareness MICHAEL POTESTIO

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Years of health issues had Kamloops woman Marnie Freeman looking for answers. After seemingly endless searching, she found out in January she had Lyme disease — and was surprised to learn of other locals who have it, thinking it was rare in the region. Freeman said she doesn’t recall being bitten by a tick or developing the rash that comes with the bite, but her health issues have lingered for a decade. In the last four years her mental health began deteriorating. She also had numbness and extreme fatigue. “I realized I would not be able to continue working, I didn’t know how I would be able to take care of my grandchildren once that time came because I had no energy,” Freeman said.

She said she was misdiagnosed with other illnesses but, after a naturopath sent a blood sample to a lab in Germany, she discovered she had Lyme disease. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of Ixodes ticks. While most cases of Lyme disease can be treated within a few weeks with antibiotics, if left untreated, infection can lead to serious long-term disabilities. Some people develop a bull’s-eye rash and initial symptoms are flu-like, including fever, headache, nausea, light sensitivity and muscle aches. The infection can spread within the body, leading to skin rashes, arthritis-like pain, cognitive impairment and vision and hearing problems. Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed, as symptoms can mimic neurological disorders like multiple sclero-

sis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Lyme-carrying ticks are distributed throughout B.C. but are generally believed to be at low levels in the Kamloops area, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. Those that carry the bacteria are more common in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. In B.C., less than one per cent of ticks tested carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Members of the local Lyme community are organizing the second annual Lyme Awareness Walk in Kamloops in Riverside Park this Saturday. Jen Marie said she believes the risk of contracting Lyme disease is still prevalent in Kamloops, and notes the illness can be challenging to detect. See VERY FEW, A21


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City alters West Victoria traffic flow KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Traffic patterns changed downtown Thursday to improve flow and alleviate congestion. City of Kamloops civic operations director Jen Fretz said the city is constantly re-evaluating the project to make improvements. “It’s always interesting when you attempt to move traffic in a different way than you have before,” she said. The changes impact both drivers and pedestrians.

At First Avenue and Seymour Street, the north crosswalk will be closed and the southbound right-turn lane will be realigned to allow only right turns. Fretz said the biggest hurdle has been that location, where the city painted turns on the lane and put up signs to keep traffic flowing. However, approximately every 10th car would stop and wait for the light to proceed straight through up First Avenue. Down the street, motorists will also now be able to turn right from Lansdowne Street at First Avenue heading

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TRU earns award for First Nations researchers KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Thompson Rivers University’s has received accolades for a program geared at increasing Indigenous researchers. The university has received the Alan Blizzard Award from the Society

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A public hearing will be held to rezone the Mclure Station Smoke Shop, potentially paving the way for legal recreational cannabis sales in the community about 40 minutes north of Kamloops. According to its website, the store, located at 1540 Canyon Rd., already sells medical cannabis. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District voted during its recent meeting to send the rezoning application to a public hearing. The rezoning is required because the TNRD decided prior to recreational cannabis legalization not to create zoning for cannabis stores, instead deciding upon each store on a case-by-case basis. Zoning is just the first hurdle, with a cannabis license also requiring approval at a later date.

cessful,” Schaffer told the TNRD board during its recent meeting, noting the highway contractor is under new management. “They took our letter very seriously. They talked to them and there’s supposed to be vast improvements next year. Plus, there’s supposed to be improvements this year along the highway.” The TNRD expressed concerns about the roadway, following two truck crashes in the winter. On Dec. 30, a truck crash resulted in 350 litres of diesel fuel leaked into the North Thompson River. A second spill occurred near Avola on Jan. 5, following another truck crash.

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The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has pushed ahead with plans for a commercial cardlock facility pitched for Monte Creek. The board voted at its recent meeting to send to a public hearing a zoning amendment to a three-hectare property east of city boundaries, at the intersection of Hook Road, the Trans Canada Highway and Dallas Drive. The land is currently vacant except for cattle fencing, and the proposed development would include two drive-thru restaurants, a gas station, a grocery retailer and a commercial cardlock facility. Kamloops Coun. Arjun

A Thompson-Nicola Regional District director expects improvements to the Yellowhead Highway following a meeting with the province earlier this month. Wells Gray Country director Carol Schaffer met with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and fellow TNRD director Stephen Quinn (Thompson Headwaters) on April 9, after the TNRD sent a letter calling for a review and upgrades to a section of Highway 5, located about seven kilometres north of Vavenby to Valemount. “The meeting was very suc-

Singh and Mayor Ken Christian opposed the plan. As part of the TNRD’s consultation process, the city recommended denying the development because it is not resource- or agriculturebased. “They [city staff] felt that those kinds of developments should be within city boundaries rather than in rural areas,” TNRD director of development services Regina Sadilkova told the board.

Honour House gets regional district support The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has pledged support for an agricultural land commission application that could pave way for a new treatment centre near Ashcroft for first responders and military personnel with PTSD. The board voted at its recent meeting to support the application to allow non-farm-use activities on .06 hectares of ALR Land on a 16-hectare property south of Aschroft on Kirkland Ranch Road. Honour House Society operates in the Lower Mainland and is planning an Interior location. The non-profit visited the TNRD earlier in the year, requesting support from the board. “We look after hundreds and hundreds of first responders and Canadian Forces personnel from the TNRD that stay at Honour House while they’re getting treatment in the Greater Vancouver area,” Honour House Society president Allan de Genova told KTW at the time. “This ranch will give them the treatment they need.”

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the province and the people who live in them,” Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests and Lands, said in a press release. “Our government is getting results for people in every region, creating jobs and enhancing everyday services and amenities for families around the province.” The money, part of the B.C. Rural

Ixodes ticks can be as small as poppy seeds and symptoms can mimic other illnesses. Being referred for testing in Canada is also not an easy process, Marie said. She said she was diagnosed with early Parkinson’s, in her mid-20s, which led her to ask a naturopath to test for Lyme disease after two medical doctors had refused, telling her there was no need because Lyme disease isn’t present in Kamloops. “I knew I was not getting the right answers, nothing was helping,” Jen said. “It [Lyme] was basically the only thing that was matching all my symptoms.” A blood sample sent for testing to a lab in California returned a positive result. The diagnosis brought Marie relief and two years ago she started a support group on Facebook that now has 72 members, and Jen has come to know many locals, like Freeman, who suffer from Lyme disease. A common story amongst them, Marie said, is difficulty getting tested for the disease with doctors suggesting there

is no Lyme disease in Kamloops. Jen said she’s been dealing with Lyme for 18 years, believing she contracted it in her early teens. “I was outdoors all the time. I basically lived in the bush,” the 30-year-old told KTW. Her health issues persisted and she developed chronic pain, allergies and then neurological symptoms over time. She said she tested positive for Lyme disease again in 2017 after going on a hike near McQueen Lake in December and discovering a bull’s eye rash. Dr. Eleni Galanis, a physician-epidemiologist with the BCCDC, said it’s hard to answer whether Lyme disease is prevalent in Kamloops. “The ticks that carry Lyme do exist in the Kamloops area, but over 20 years of testing ticks that are submitted by doctors and through field studies where we’ve gone out to collect ticks we have never found a positive tick in the Kamloops area for the bacteria that carries Lyme,” she said. Galanis said one field trip in this area revealed a mouse that tested positive for Lyme, so the BCCDC does believe it’s present.

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She said the BCCDC tests about 1,000 ticks are tested every year from doctors, vets or through field research. “It is still possible that people have Lyme disease even if they live in areas where Lyme is rarely seen in ticks,” Galanis said. She said people could be acquiring it while travelling or locally — the latter being a rare case. “In B.C. we have among the lowest prevalence of Lyme in Canada,” she said. Only one in eight to 10 cases of Lyme disease are reported to public health authorities, but there may be hundreds of additional cases, according to Galanis. Rare or not, Galanis said tick bites should be taken seriously and care sought. For Jen, it’s important Kamloopsians know there is a risk and to take precautions. “Everyone keeps getting turned away by doctors and the hospital saying there’s no Lyme here, but they can’t say that cause there’s no way to test every tick,” Marie said.

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the child what time school started and if he wanted to get in,” RCMP Staff Sgt. Mathias Van Laer said. “The child wisely returned home instead and the vehicle left southbound on Westsyde Road toward Kamloops.” Van Laer said the boy told his bus driver what happened and police were called. “The bus driver was later able to confirm making checks at all his other stops on the way to school and no one else had seen or experienced anything similar,” he said.

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VICTORIA — Almost 44,000 more specialized diagnostic exams have been completed across British Columbia in the first year of a new health care strategy and Health Minister Adrian Dix says that amounts to an “extraordinary achievement.’’ The B.C. Surgical and Diagnostic Imaging Strategy includes a provision to operate magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, machines around the clock, with more than 233,000 exams done in the first year of the initiative. When compared with the

year before, Dix said their strategy “dramatically exceeded’’ the initial target of 37,000 scans. MRI scans are vital to the diagnosis of soft tissue damage such as brain tumours, strokes or dementia and wait times in the past have extended a year or more. While the minister didn’t have figures on how this has reduced the delays, preliminary data from Northern Health shows certain wait times dropped to 29 days from 57. Dix said two private MRI outpatient clinics were purchased by Fraser Health as part of the strategy and the model could be

applied to efforts to cut other health care wait times even further. At the start of this year, 10 of B.C.’s 33 MRI machines were running around the clock, compared to one in August 2017, while 17 were running more than 19 hours a day, scanning patients at all hours of the day and night. “I am obviously delighted with that. It is what people expect of us, to deliver care and to use the things that we have already paid for to their maximum in order to provide service for people,’’ Dix told a news conference in Victoria.

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VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld an American Indigenous man’s right to hunt in Canada because his ancestors traditionally did so. Richard Desautel was originally charged under the Wildlife Act with hunting without a licence and hunting big game while not a resident of B.C. after he shot and killed an elk near Castlegar in 2010. Desautel, a member of the Lakes Tribe in Washington state, argued in provincial court that he was exercising his constitutional right to hunt for ceremonial purposes. The Lakes Tribe was described in court as a “successor group’’ to the Sinixt people, who lived, hunted and gathered in B.C.’s Kootenay region prior to first contact with European settlers. The B.C. Supreme Court confirmed his right in 2017 and the Appeal Court reaffirmed it in a ruling released Thursday. In dismissing the Crown’s appeal on behalf of a three-judge panel, Justice Daphne Smith said hunting in what is now B.C. was a central and significant part of the Sinixt’s distinctive culture before European contact and remains integral to the Lakes Tribe. “The Lakes Tribe is a modern collective descended from the Sinixt that has continued to hunt and maintained its connection to its ancestral lands in British Columbia. Mr. Desautel is a member of the Lakes Tribe. Therefore, he has an Aboriginal right to hunt elk in the Sinixt’s traditional hunting territory in British Columbia,’’ the ruling said. The Crown had argued in its appeal that Canada’s constitutional protection of Aboriginal and treaty rights should not extend to nonresidents. It argued that words matter, pointing out that the constitution

recognizes the rights of “Aboriginal peoples of Canada.’’ That term can only mean contemporary rightsholding Aboriginal community members who are residents in or citizens of Canada, it said. The Crown also warned of broader consequences that would come with granting Desautel the right to hunt. An expanded interpretation of the right could extend the Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal groups in the United States, which may be incompatible with American law, the prosecution argued at the appeal. It claimed affirming Desautel’s hunting rights in B.C. would also imply a right to cross the international border and that would be incompatible with Canadian sovereignty. But the Appeal Court found it unnecessary to consider Desautel’s so-called “mobility rights’’ across the border, or the consequences for consultation, when ruling on his claim. “Aboriginal rights are inherent rights that existed at the time of contact. What flows from those rights continues to evolve,’’ the ruling said, adding that those concerns are “not material’’ to the central question of whether or not Desautel can hunt in Canada. The decision said the Aboriginal and treaty rights recognized in the constitution involve recognizing Indigenous perspectives on precontact and present-day customs alongside the Crown’s needs to meet the interests of modern-day Canada. An ongoing custom or practice that’s central and significant to an Indigenous culture may be exercised if the Indigenous person or group can show they are descended from a historic group that exercised the same one, the ruling said. “The right claimed by Mr. Desautel falls squarely within the pre-contact practice grounding the right,’’ Smith said in the decision. “I would dismiss the appeal.’’

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Maduro calls for military unity as clashes intensify ASSOCIATED PRESS

CARACAS, Venezuela — Flanked by uniWorld News formed commanders, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday urged the armed forces to combat “traitors’’ as he sought to project strength after opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising two days earlier. Speaking at Fort Tiuna, a military base in Caracas, Maduro also said the opposition had sought to provoke bloodshed in Caracas with Guaido’s call, which failed to push Venezuela’s military into rebellion but was followed by deadly clashes between protesters and police in cities across the country. At least four people died after being shot during protests on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict, a human rights group. The dead included two people who were shot in the city of La Victoria and two others killed in Caracas.

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Measles found, cruise ship quarantined SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia said Thursday that they quarantined a cruise ship with some 300 people aboard after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard. Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the island’s chief medical officer, told the Associated Press the ship was still in port and no one had been allowed to disembark since its arrival. “One infected person can easily infect others,’’ she said in a public statement. Fredericks-James said a doctor aboard the ship requested 100 doses of the measles vaccine, which St. Lucia is supplying for free. She also said surveillance is necessary because the incubation period ranges from 10 to 12 days before symptoms occur.

India braces for ‘phenomenal’ cyclone NEW DELHI — Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated along India’s eastern coast on Thursday as authorities braced for a cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal that was forecast to bring extremely severe wind and rain. The India Meteorological Department in New Delhi said Cyclone Fani was expected to make landfall on Friday with gale-force winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour likely starting Thursday night. It warned of “extremely heavy falls’’ over parts of the state of Odisha and its southern neighbour Andhra Pradesh. India’s National Disaster Management Authority forecast “high to phenomenal’’ sea conditions for most of the Indian states along the Bay of Bengal. Fishermen were advised not to venture into deep waters.

Environmental bill a threat to unity, Alberta premier says CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is warning that if a federal bill overhauling environmental assessments passes in its current form, it will threaten Canadian unity and there will be “an immediate constitutional challenge.’’ Kenney testified to the Senate’s energy committee Thursday morning about Bill C-69 — what he calls the “no more pipelines’’ bill — saying it flagrantly violates Alberta’s constitutional right to regulate its natural resources. The legislation establishes a new process for reviewing major projects with a national scope or in federal jurisdiction. The federal Liberals say it is needed to restore confidence in the assessment process and finally get big projects built; critics say it gives too much political power to the federal cabinet to interfere and allows too much involvement of lobby groups that might not have any direct connection to a proposed project. Kenney wants all the amendments proposed by the former NDP government in Alberta accepted, including a hard two-year timeline for the whole process, less room for interference by federal ministers, and an exemption for in-situ oil sands projects in Alberta that are currently reviewed by the Alberta Energy Regulator. Similar amendments have been requested by industry asso-

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he Gulf Islands, nestled in the bottom, left-hand corner of the country, are like glittering jewels — and they’ve got some fascinating history, too. Before planning your trip, however, a word of caution. The archipelago also has a bizarre, quirky side. The Gulf Islands (Salt Spring, Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna) are home to the country’s most eccentric citizenry with a laid-back, left-leaning, hippy character. And now Trump refugees are percolating across the border. Hitchhiking — illegal in most of Canada — is not only encouraged, but several islands have car-stops where those seeking rides wait for cars to pick them up. No money changes hands, it’s fun to meet people and, hey, it’s helping save the globe from that persnickety carbon dioxide. How does one travel from island to island, you wonder? The archipelago is ideal for sailboats, yachts and kayaks. Gulf Islanders, however, are also reliant, rather begrudgingly, on BC Ferries Corporation. You must plan meticulously and arrive at the terminal at least 30 minutes early. You will then learn the ferry is running late. Finally, it chugs into the terminal. Oops, it’s overloaded and you get left behind. Not to worry, you’re on “island time.” This is a handy phrase commonly offered, and accepted, especially when running late. Saturna, with only 300 residents, is the smallest and most isolated of the Gulf Islands — seems lost in a time warp. The top of Mount Warburton Pike offers fabulous views, but the slopes are ringed by contour lines, trails made by about 300 feral goats. The goats are adaptable, nimble and with no pretence. Much like the human Saturnians. Mayne is arguably the most historic and interesting island. At the Springwater Lodge (established 1892), the oldest continuously operating

HANS TAMMEMAGI PHOTO A sunset in the Gulf Islands is most always a memorable one. Rich with history and ample opportunities, this archipelago has a bizarre, quirky side to it. It is home to the country’s most eccentric citizenry with a laid-back, politically left-leaning, hippy character, with “no worries.”

pub in the province, you can quaff an ale while watching gleaming white ferries in Active Pass. The Lodge served the men rowing from Victoria to the mainland’s gold rushes. Occasionally joined by smugglers, cattle rustlers and bootleggers, they partied so hard the lodge became known as “Little Hell.” Not surprisingly, in 1896 the first jail in the Gulf Islands was built just up the road.

During the Second World War, Japanese, who formed a third of Mayne’s population, were removed to internment camps. They never returned, thereby losing all their property. In 2002, the islanders built an elegant Japanese garden to honour these early good neighbours. In 2003, the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve was established on numerous islands and smaller islets. Flummoxed as to where to place the entrance booth,

Parks Canada decided park entry would be free. Isle-de-Lis is the name of a small, uninhabited island near the U.S. border. Locals prefer the former name of Rum Island, which evokes memories of Roy Olmstead, a bootlegger during American Prohibition. Olmstead brought Canadian liquor to Rum Island; smaller craft later moved the contraband to Washington State, invariably during rough weather to avoid the Coast Guard. Islanders at the pub claim similar clandestine shipments continue today. From 1891 to 1924, uninhabited D’Arcy Island, another national-park island, was a leper colony for Chinese immigrants. They were visited by a supply ship every three months. According to tales, the ships often did not land, throwing supplies over the side before retreating rapidly. At Russell Island, a clam garden, a metre-high retaining wall, runs near the low-tide line. Tides drop sediment and broken shells on the shore side, forming a fertile area that attracts clams. Coastal Salish First Nations, who have used clam gardens for millennia, say, “When the tide is out, the table is set.” As you travel, you’ll note many names were given by early Spanish and British explorers and are, well, pretty boring, reflecting ships and their officers. Thieves Bay on Pender Island, however, is named after a pair of crooks who in the 1890s had just stolen two sheep when the police apprehended them. But the thieves got loose, stole a rowboat and escaped to the U.S. In disc golf, which is simple and free to play, you toss a disc between, around — and sometimes at — stately Douglas firs and gangling arbutuses. The clang of discs hitting metal posts is often accompanied by the aroma of a certain B.C. product wafting through the forest. As the sun sinks low, hike to a viewpoint and watch the sun paint the horizon shades of vermilion and orange. Raise your glass and toast this delightful, but quirky, feast of islands. Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent newspaper syndicate. For more information, go online to travelwriterstales.com.

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enres, not genders. That’s one mantra embraced by Sweater Kittens, a Kamloops grunge band made up of Mallory Johnson and Ashley Walshbarr. Another might be, “Make as much noise and take up as much space as you want — everyone else is doing it,” which is how Johnson described the movement that shapes the band’s purpose. The group has just released its debut album and is about to embark on a seven-show tour of Western Canada — a first for both of its members. Walshbarr and Johnson found each other in the first hours of 2017. “It was a drunken New Years’ Eve party after the midnight bells and we got talking, very passionately, about our goals as musicians,” Johnson told KTW. “We both felt passionate about our experiences as women in the music industry and as musicians here in Kamloops.” The two found a lot of common ground, especially in terms of style and politics, and later that year set a goal to record an album together. By early 2018, their songs were written and by the end of 2018, they used their demos, recorded with Spaceship Records here in Kamloops, to land some studio time at Vancouver’s Echoplant

Recording Studios. The result is a four-track EP called Good For You — and its sound is as heavy as the attitude of its songwriters, as heard in its title track, GFY. “That song is sort of about saying, ‘You don’t own this.’ It’s about taking very clear ownership of what we’re doing,” Johnson said. “Any situation where someone is trying to steal your f---ing thunder and it’s a piss-off — and so, ‘good for you,’ we’re saying it really tritely.” The defiant attitude falls along the lines of the riot grrrl subculture feminist movement, which the two said is about making space for women in a music scene where women are often absent and not represented. “Seeing yourself reflected is something that can be so formative. It can inspire you to think, ‘Hey, that’s something I can be,’” Walshbarr said, adding that women generally have to work

harder to be respected in rock music. The bias against women in rock is one thing the duo is hoping to combat with their music. “When you see a femalepresenting person on stage in a rock setting, there’s something that makes you go, ‘Oh, I wonder if she can play,’ and we both still check ourselves about that because it’s so ingrained,” Walshbarr said. The duo’s counterculture aspirations don’t stop at their music, though. They are also using their merch table — where fans can find Sweater Kittens buttons adorned with designs of “all different kinds of boobs” or other gender-fluid options — and their choices of show partners as they tour in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Johnson said the band has chosen other female-fronted or non-binary bands to play shows with on the tour. “Not exclusively, but for the most part — we’re just making sure there’s enough room in the scene for everybody,” she said. Riding high off their recent Kamloops show alongside Wintersleep and Partner and the release of their album, Johnson, Walshbarr and drummer Rob Simpson are off to Calgary to kick off the Meow of Never tour with a show on Friday. Good For You is on streaming platforms now and can be found online at sweaterkittens.com.

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Hardcore punk band No Liars will play a show at the Kami Inn on Friday. They will be joined by local band Octobers and Let’s Go, out of Barriere. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Kamloops Community Band will soon celebrate spring with a concert featuring local composer Oliver Rinaldi’s Shuswap Overture, familiar songs like Danny Boy and Solamente Una Vez, melodies of Gioachino Rossini’s Italian in Algiers and African Dreams. The band will be joined by a cappella quartet Slow No Tempo. Tickets are $15, available online at eventbrite.ca.

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TWO ART EXHIBITIONS Wednesday, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.

The Kamloops Arts Council is presenting two new exhibitions. Cowboys and Portraits by Garry Davies will be in the main gallery and addresses horse and rider and their role in the foundation of Kamloops. Lynne Flanders’ Life in the Caribou and Beyond, featuring scenes from the Caribou, Haida Gwaii and other travels.

TENNESSEE WALKER Monday, 7 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.

Local country trio Tennessee Walker will play a set at Tumbleweed Lounge, performing covers and original songs. The cover charge is $5.

ART BATTLE Thursday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.

Live competitive painting is back at CJs. Art Battle Kamloops will hold another competition where artists have 20 minutes to battle it out live in front of an audience to create a work of art that will wow the judges. Tickets are $20, available online at eventbrite.ca.

SCHOOL YEAR RAP-UP Friday, 8 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.

Local rappers will soon mass at CJs for a first-of-its-kind show. Artists set to be featured include The Kwote, Donny Lambo, Hanz, Richy Kwan and Hazardous. Admission cost is $5 and includes one drink.

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tudents at Brocklehurst Middle School are busy putting the finishing touches on their upcoming production — a show that’s close to the performers’ hearts, considering they helped write it. “It’s a collaborative creative work that we wrote ourselves,” said Tara Fairbrother, drama teacher and director of the production. “The kids kind of act a little bit, and then other kids go and write the lines that they improvise, and then we improvise a little bit each day.” And then, Fairbrother said, the script takes shape over time. The show is called Tempus! which means “time” in Latin, and is about a man who tries to fix his life by travelling back in time to

change a fateful decision that he made in middle school. “But every single time he goes back, when he goes back to the future, it’s kind of different, and it’s not something that he really wanted,” Fairbrother said. “So, then he has to keep trying to get it right.” It might be a non-traditional approach to school theatre, but it’s an opportunity the students have come to appreciate. After producing a show in a similar fashion two years ago, some students were disappointed by last year’s more traditional show. “It’s kind of something that’s uniquely Brock right now, but the kids love it,” Fairbrother said. “It’s more they’re driven to do it than my decision, so they’re really into it.” Fairbrother has been teaching at Brock for three years after work-

ing at a high school, but she says the middle schoolers are doing work well beyond their years. “When I get out together with my high school colleagues, they’re all, oh, eight and nines can’t do that,” she said. “And I’m like, well, my eight and nines can.” And that not only includes the work that the audience will see on stage, but all of the vital backstage work, too. “They do all the changes, they’re back there by themselves,” she said. “They do everything on their own. And it’s seven, eight, nine.” The show, which they have been working on since October, will be on stage at Brocklehurst Middle School from May 8 to May 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors and are available from the office or at the door.

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n the past, Peter CameronInglis wore a pair of pumps to ASK Wellness’ annual genderbending fundraiser, but this year, he’s headed far away from his comfort zone. The event previously known as Mz. Judged will now be known as Mx. Judged as it expands to include both male and female contestants, who will march across the stage showcasing their abilities and outfits to raise awareness around stigma and challenge gender stereotypes. Cameron-Inglis, the owner of Mastermind Studios, is an avid Star Wars fan, which has inspired him to “walk a little bit on the dark side,” with the design of his outfits for this year’s event. “My character’s name is Ella Vader — as in platform shoes,” Cameron-Inglis said. “She’s a largely misunderstood, fictional partner of Darth Vader.” During the last two fundraisers, Cameron-Inglis wore ladies footwear while making a speech on behalf of ASK’s board of directors, but this will be the first year he goes a little further. Ella Vader will have three costumes to change to during the pageant, and he credits his designer, makeup artist and friend Cheryl Schwatzenberger for helping put the outfits together. “She has gone all out,” he said. A longtime board member of ASK Wellness, Cameron-Inglis said the organization makes a huge difference in the lives of its 7,000 clients. “I just figured if I can be outside my comfort zone for an evening in front of the patrons of the event, then I can help the staff and clients of ASK Wellness who are constantly outside of their comfort zone every day — and it’s worth a little bit of discomfort on my end,” he said. Presented in collaboration

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with Kamloops Pride, the fundraiser is important, as it’s the only one ASK Wellness does. Money raised will be used to support the creation of safe suites for women and clients in crisis. “I hope that people will come out,” Cameron-Inglis said. “They’re going to get some phenomenal entertainment.” As a man, Cameron-Inglis said, when you put on those heels, it’s uncomfortable and hard to get around — demonstrating what it’s like to walk in another person’s shoes. “We’ve all gone through challenges, we’re all human beings and I think it’s important that we don’t define people by one single thing or set of circumstances,” he said. The 19-plus show will be Saturday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m. at The Rex, 417 Seymour St. General admission tickets are $50 each and include a $25 tax receipt, while cabaret table floor tickets are $150 with a $100 tax receipt. The show includes appetizers, local beer and wine, live and silent auctions and games. Tickets are available online at eventbrite.ca.

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he history of recorded sound dates back to the 1850s with the phonautograph, a device that could play sound designs traced on paper. The modern vinyl record was the result of two inventors, Thomas Edison and his phonograph and Emile Berliner and his gramophone. Edison’s phonograph was designed to both record and play sound on a cylinder. At first, the cylinders were made of tin foil, but they eventually changed to wax. Commercial phonographs became popular in the 1880s and continued into the early 1900s. Berliner’s gramophone, which played what were the earliest forms of vinyl records, was invented in 1889, and the device was hand-driven with a crank. The gramophone suffered from inferior sound compared to the phonograph, but the two inventions were rivals throughout the early part of the 20th century. The first records were made of hard rubber. Shellac became standard in 1985, made up of limestone or slate and strengthened by cotton fibres. Shellac shattered easily, and was replaced by celluloid around 1910, then polyvinyl chloride, or

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“vinyl,” which became common by the 1950s. In the early 1900s, records were mostly recorded at 78 revolutions per minute (RPM), and only about four minutes of audio could be recorded per side. The first long-playing record was released in the 1930s, a recording of Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E Minor. In 1948, CBS produced the microgroove format, allowing for about 20 minutes of music per record side at 33-1/3 RPM and 12 inches in size. RCA Victor produced the first 45-RPM record shortly thereafter, which were seven inches in size. These became the standards for full-length albums and single

songs, respectively. Vinyl records were the medium of choice for listeners up until the late ‘70s, when cassettes took over in popularity. In the late ‘80s, CDs became more popular than cassettes. The vinyl revival began in the early 2010s, with vinyl records selling more than two million units in the U.K. by 2012. Today, vinyl records now sit around 16 million units in U.S. sales, comprising about 14 per cent of all music sales. The retail event, Record Store Day, which takes place in April, has also boosted the popularity of vinyl records. New vinyl pressing plants have opened up in the past few years, including several within Canada. But standard records aren’t much different than they were in the 1950s. Records remain popular with collectors, but some electronic and hip-hop DJs still produce and play vinyl almost exclusively, while punk and indie rock bands still prefer to produce seven-inch records. Steve Marlow is the program coordinator at CFBX, an independent radio station in Kamloops. Tune in at 92.5 FM on the dial or go online to thex.ca.

Two community groups pair up to screen mental health documentary KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Two community groups have come together to host a screening of Cracking Up, a comedy documentary about using comedy to deal with and discuss mental illness. The Kamloops Self-Advocate Newsletter, the work of Krystian Shaw, and The Big E street

newspaper have teamed up to host the screening. The documentary features sets from comedians taking part in Stand Up for Mental Health, a program run by comic David Granirer that trains those looking to turn the mental health issues they are facing into a stand up comedy routine, and then perform it

to an audience. Granirer says the program is a way to fight the stigma against mental illness and will serve as the emcee for the event. Admission is by donation, with a minimum suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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The Kamloops Film Society has wrapped up its 2018-2019 season and released its audience’s ratings. In its most recently wrapped spring series, more than 750 people came out to see the society’s four films at Paramount Theatre. Audiences found Wild Rose the most favourable of those four, rating it 8.85 out of 10 on average and placing it in the No. 2 spot for the season. Woman at War also fared well and picked up the number three spot for the season with a rating of 8.84. The Wife, shown in the fall series, was rated best overall with a score of 8.88. With ownership changes underway at Paramount Theatre and the society taking the reins, the theatre won’t be open again until June 1, other than its use by external groups. The complete list of audience ratings for 2018-2019 is as follows: 8.88 - The Wife 8.85 - Wild Rose 8.84 - Woman at War 8.80 - Beautiful Boy 8.74 - A Private War 8.60 - The Guilty 8.53 - Tea with the Dames 8.51 - Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot 8.46 - Puzzle 8.27 - Hearts Beat Loud 8.21 - Stockholm 8.07 - The Bookshop 7.93 - The Cleaners 7.83 - Pecking Order 7.76 - Mandy 7.74 - Eighth Grade 7.53 - The Happy Prince 7.48 - Border 7.13 - Angels Wear White 7.13 - Under the Tree

he latest from At Mission Dolores is Last Night Outside Her Apartment, a nine-track album and the second release of the year from the Kamloops band. The album was recorded and mixed by Jordan Koop, a producer best known for his work with another Canadian indie group, Wolf Parade. But it’s not just who produced the band’s latest album that makes it stand out, it’s also what it was recorded on — a full-length 12-inch record. When Last Night Outside Her Apartment is officially released on Friday, by band frontman JP Lancaster’s count, it will be just the third local vinyl release since 2011. Ronan McGrath, the owner of

Kamloops record store Barnacle Records, said full-length albums from local bands are somewhat rare, and vinyl releases are even more so. “I think going to this extra point of creating this more substantial artifact is an interesting development for Kamloops,” McGrath said. That extra part involved mostly means greater expenses in terms of distribution, along with the costs to create the actual pressing and album jacket. “This will be interesting to see how much response there is on a 12-inch full-length. I have optimism. I think if more groups locally went whole-hog, people would buy it,” he said. Part of the appeal to vinyl, McGrath said, is how the listener has to participate in something of a ritual — delicately placing the

stylus on the vinyl and returning to switch to the B-side. “When a medium demands you attend to it, you experience more of the nuances,” he said. Long-owned records also mean changes to the sound of the record unique to the owner. “It’s going to change over time like a good pair of shoes,” he said. Nielsen’s year-end music report for 2018 showed a 27 per cent increase in vinyl record sales over the previous year, with more than a million new records sold at retail stores. It was the eighth consecutive year of growth for the format. And although CDs are still outselling vinyl 7-to-1 (and declined by 26 per cent last year), McGrath said the format hasn’t seen a similar renaissance like vinyl has — and probably won’t.

At Mission Dolores’ latest, Last Night Outside Her Apartment was released Friday, May 3.

At Mission Dolores will play an album release show in Kamloops on Saturday at the Legion, 425 Lansdowne St. Tickets are $10, available online at factotumco.ca/ store. Doors open at 8 p.m.


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l’Inferno (The Vision of Hell) by 13th century Italian poet Dante Alighieri as illustrated by the 19th century French artist Gustave Doré. In the artwork. Satan (Lucifer or Dis) is imprisoned in the icy heart of the Ninth Circle of Hell, where treachery is punished.

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ason Momoa — that’s who I’d pick to play Satan if I were a casting director. Someone with a powerful presence who is smooth talking and devastatingly handsome would be needed to accurately portray him. Popular culture over the centuries has given the impression that Satan is evil-looking, with terrifying fiendish features. That’s not the image that the Bible conveys at all. In scripture, Satan is also called Lucifer, which means “the shining one.” One of the passages in the book of Ezekiel describes the king of Tyre, but most Bible interpreters believe it to be a metaphor for the fall of Satan from heaven. God, speaking through the prophet Ezekiel says, “You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty… you were anointed as a guardian cherub…you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you…your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor, so I threw you to earth…”. The passage suggests that Satan was assigned as a guardian angel in Eden, but his overweening pride and ambition led him to wage war against the archangel Michael and the other angels loyal to God. The fall of Satan is found in both the Old and the New Testaments. In the book of Isaiah, we read: “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn [Lucifer]. You have been cast down to the earth.” In Luke, Jesus says, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven…” And in the book of Revelation, John writes, “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon [Satan], and the dragon and his angels fought back.

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“But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down, the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to earth, and his angels with him.” The name “Satan” means “accuser” in Hebrew. The passage in Revelation goes on to say, “the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down…”. Accusing believers of their sin, of their unworthiness to belong to the kingdom of God, is one of the main functions of Satan. This is why the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ is so essential to Christian belief. Satan is right — we are unworthy of salvation, of a place in paradise because of our sins. But the blood of the Lamb of God is what makes us acceptable to the Holy One. Satan plays a large role in the story of Job. God praises Job as an upright and incorruptible man. Satan argues that he is only this way because he is blessed with good health, many children and huge wealth, and he would surely curse God if all of that were taken from him. So God allows Satan to inflict a painful illness, and the total loss of all his children and huge flocks. Yet Job never wavers in his faithfulness. The story of Job tells us that

Satan is a powerful adversary and capable of inflicting great disaster, with power over even the elements (Job’s children all died when a tornado collapsed their house on top of them). Satan is called the “prince of this world” and the “ruler of the kingdom of the air.” Even the archangel Gabriel has difficulty contending with the power of Satan. In the book of Daniel, the angel, usually identified as Gabriel, tells Daniel that he was unable to respond to his prayers for help for 21 days, because “the prince of Persia resisted me.” He had to seek the help of the archangel Michael to overcome him. Many Bible interpreters understand “prince of Persia” to mean Satan acting in a position of power, perhaps through demonic possession, in that country. Satan also plays a role in the temptation of Jesus. He offers him control over all the kingdoms of the earth if he will only worship him. Jesus refuses. But this passage implies that Satan has the ability to grant such powers. Or it could just be another deception, because Satan is known as “the father of lies.” Jesus says of him, “When he lies, he speaks his native language.” Christians believe that Satan is real, and is the author of much of the misery and evil found in the world today. The persecution and murder of Christians throughout history have his fingerprints all over it. But if we resist Satan’s siren calls to temptation and call on God to help us, he will flee from us. Satan must never, ever be underestimated though. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Please include a very short bio and a photo.


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Kian Zabihi doesn’t say much. Not to his coach. Not to his father. These days, finding the right words is impossible. Kian, who turned 14 in March, was recently told his 40-year-old mom has cancer. What can you possibly say? Nothing. So he yells with a four-kilogram hammer. Kian summoned each morsel of unspoken frustration festering in his mind and activated every ounce of fast-twitch fibre in his body last weekend at the Best Western Battle of the Border track and field meet at Hillside Stadium, morphing the devilish concoction into a record-smashing hammerthrow heave. The throw of 65.92 metres annihilated the under-16 Canadian record, a mark of 62.78 metres set in 2004 by Trey Henderson of Vancouver. “His mom, last week at the hospital, when she had a chat with him, she said, just for her, not to give up,” Kian’s father, Arash, told KTW. “Those were her words. “This Friday, she is starting chemo and, to be honest, it’s day by day. We’re getting the results back from the biopsy. We’re praying.” Tania’s fight against ovarian cancer is underway and began less than seven months after 41-yearold Arash suffered a heart attack. “I had high blood pressure for a while and I turned a blind eye to

it,” Arash said. “I think it caught up to me. We’re having a tough time just with everything, with what’s been happening, but Kian is just focused, despite his mom having cancer. “Watching him is my peace, my self-care, just watching him do what he loves.” The family moved to Kamloops from Vernon in September so Kian can train with Olympic bronze medallist shot-putter Dylan Armstrong at the Kamloops Track and Field Club. “It’s 100 per cent of the reason we moved here,” Arash said, noting nine-year-old daughter Tianna is taking a few lessons from her big brother’s hulking coach. “We met Dylan and he’s a great guy. We started coming to a couple practices from Vernon. Then it turned into a couple times a week. After a year of driving, we’re like, we should come here. It was the best decision we could have made.” Kian demolished the B.C Athletics Track and Field junior development (13-and-under) record in hammer throw at the Cory Holly Classic throws event last August in Vernon. He threw the three-kilogram (6.61-pound) hammer 64.43 metres, breaking the record of 54.38 metres that was held by Angus Taylor of Richmond-based Kajaks Track and Field Club. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

Kian Zabihi, 14, of Kamloops set the Canadian record in under-16 hammer throw last weekend at Hillside Stadium. Meanwhile, his mother has been diagnosed with cancer and his father is recovering from a heart attack.

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW Nadia Curtis and the Kamloops Sunrays are set to go tribal at artistic swimming nationals.

Nadia Curtis couldn’t quite describe the harmony that exists among the Kamloops Sunrays, the local artistic swimming club. “We call it synergy,” said Curtis, a Grade 7 student at Marion Schilling elementary. “You can just feel it with all the girls.” For those wondering, artistic swimming is, or was, synchronized swimming. The International Swimming Federation changed the name in 2017 at the suggestion of the International Olympic Committee. Sunrays’ swimmers have been preparing all season, nailing down routines to themes and music through countless hours in the pool. The plan is to make hard work pay off at the RBC Wealth Management Canada Artistic Swimming Championships, which will run from May 6 to May 12 at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and feature about 500 of the nation’s top swimmers. “This is the best that Canada has that’s not on the Olympic team,” Sunrays’ head

coach Tina Naveri said. “It’s a sport where you use every single muscle in your body at the same time. It’s been compared to running a marathon while holding your breath. You need to be extremely strong.” Curtis, Rosina Fraser-Bowden, Karina Aujla, Keira Fawcett, Norah Mallett and Kate Liebe emerged from a national qualifying event in Montreal in March and will represent the Sunrays in the 13- to 15-year-old team category at the Canadian championships. The squad is slated to be in preliminary action at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, May 10, with the final scheduled for 2 p.m. the next day. Are they ready? “Like 10 out of 10,” Curtis said. “Totally confident.” Fawcett explained her team will roll out a routine set to tribalmashup music, a frenetic, upbeat performance paced by drums. “Usually, 50 per cent of it is under water, holding your breath,” Fawcett said. “It’s a lot of breath control, pretty much like

sprinting for four minutes under water.” Spectators can expect to see a focused Sunrays team. “We have to be fierce and really take on the pool,” Curtis said. “We use facial expressions and play with the ideas and the movements that we do.” Charlotte Ribalkin, who is coached by Naveri and Disa Fladmark, is scheduled to own the pool twice in the senior division, with a technical solo at 2 p.m. on May 7 and free solo at 2 p.m. on May 9. The themes for her solos are I Put a Spell on You in the technical event and Bird Set Free in the free routine. “If they don’t feel a connection to the music, then it’s hard for them to swim to that music,” Naveri said. “For solo, especially, she has to be able to like and relate to the music.” For the complete event schedule, go online to artisticswimming.ca. Nationals will mark the culmination of two years of practise for most of the Sunrays. “I’ve never had a group of girls that has gotten along as well as them, in and out of the pool,” Naveri said. “It definitely makes a difference.”


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CRIMES OF THE WEEK SHOTS Vandalism on Lac Du Bois road On Sunday morning, April 28, a red 2013 Dodge Ram was left parked just off Lac Du Bois road at km 5. The owner of the vehicle left to go dirt biking and came back to find his vehicle seriously vandalized. All of the windows and windshield were broken, three tires were slashed,

the dash, headliner and seats were slashed and all of the panels had been dented. It is unknown who the suspect(s) are. RCMP are asking anyone who was in Lac Du Bois on Sunday morning and saw anyone suspicious to contact Crime Stoppers..

Superstore thief sought On April 9 a female suspect stole items from the Real Canadian Superstore. She is described as being in her 20s, 5’ 7”, wearing a black and white ball cap, a dark-coloured hooded jacket and jeans. Anybody with information on this theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-TIPS (8477).

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Matt Scott and the Kamloops Raiders are one victory shy of becoming back-to-back B.C. Rugby Union champions. The Raiders and Langley Rugby Club will scrum down for the Division 2 crown on BCRU finals day in Burnaby on Saturday, the Raiders looking to avenge a 50-31 defeat in regular-season play on Sept. 29 at Exhibition Park. The Raiders dispatched Bayside 38-5 last weekend in semifinal play in Surrey. Kamloops won the men’s Division 2 title last May with a 28-27 victory over Vancouver Rowing Club. Meraloma of Vancouver thumped the Raiders 38-0 in the 2017 provincial championship final.

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“You’re either fast or you’re not,” said Armstrong, with one eye on Kian in the throws cage outside the TCC. “You’ve got to be able to move the implement. You’re born with that. It’s genetics. He’s got unbelievable fast-twitch fibre muscle. He’s very fast. You can see that when he throws. There could be some big results in the future for him.” The Zabihis, who moved to Vernon from Maple Ridge in 2016, uprooted in search of family betterment and ran into a wall of strife. Tania has taken medical leave from the full-time job she found and Arash, a community support worker who cares for children with special needs, has put a new job on hold. “We’re going to have to fight this head-on,” Arash said. “We’ll see what happens. Financially, emotionally, all of that, it’s going to be a battle for the next bit.” Kian forges ahead. This year, major dates on the schedule include the B.C Track and Field Championships

Jamboree, from July 12 to July 14 at Hillside Stadium, and the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11 in Cape Breton, N.S. The 2022 Youth Olympic Summer Games in Senegal are the long-term target. “Anything that he’s holding inside … he’s a quiet guy,” Arash said. “It’s really hard to get conversation out of him, even as his dad. Having him right now throwing with Dylan, anything he’s keeping inside, I think, is helping him cope with it.” KTW interrupted Kian’s practise routine this week for an interview, but he didn’t have much to say. The Grade 8 Sa-Hali secondary student said thanks, smiled and returned to the throws cage. He spoke in there. Dust rose and whisked in the wind as his uncorking feet churned dirt, crackling, while his upper body whirled and twirled violently, whooshing, until the hammer flew, whistling. Listen up. Kian has a lot more to say.

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On April 15 two male suspects stole items from the Save-On Foods on Summit Drive. The first suspect is 6 feet tall, wearing a black jacket with grey and white camo sleeves and hood, black pants and black Adidas shoes. The second suspect is 6 feet tall with dark hair and a scruffy beard, wearing dark shirt, jacket and pants and a white and blue two-tone ball cap with a blue oval emblem on the front. (Note: the first picture just shows a good photo of the suspect’s clothing - no face. The second photo is of the second suspect.) If you know who they are, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Wanted For: Breach of Recognizance, Drive While Suspended

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BLAZERS SEE REWARD IN NCAA RISKS AT DRAFT MARTY HASTINGS

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Matt Bardsley is not haunted by the ghost of Massimo Rizzo. The Kamloops Blazers’ general manager, running his first WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday in Red Deer, selected two players with elite potential, both of whom have made verbal commitments to the NCAA Division-1 Michigan Wolverines. “I’m confident that they are going to want to come and play in Kamloops,” Bardsley said. “Obviously, there is going to be some work to be done there. We’ve had conversations with the players, with the families.” Kamloops, under former general manager Stu MacGregor, selected forward Massimo Rizzo 15th overall in the 2016 bantam draft, with knowledge he had eyes on playing NCAA hockey. Rizzo has not played a game for the Blazers and owner Tom Gaglardi

suspects he never will. Bardsley nabbed defenceman Mats Lindgren seventh overall. He is the son of former NHL forward Mats Lindgren. KTW reached the young D-man by phone. “I’m very grateful that a great organization like Kamloops selected me,” Lindgren said. “It’s a great organization, a great city. We’re very happy about it.” Can he confirm he will play for the Blazers? “Today has just been a crazy day,” Lindgren said. “I’m just trying to digest everything that’s happened.” Bardsley said Lindgren can be a foundational player. “Mats Lindgren is an elite-level defenceman,” Bardsley said of the 5-foot-8, 140-pound left shot. “He’s a dynamic skater, the type of defenceman you build franchises with. Great skater, great vision, loves to get up the ice and can either lead the rush or join the rush.” Lindgren racked up

four goals and 26 points in 27 games this season for Burnaby Winter Club bantam prep. The Blazers picked twice in the first round for the first time in club history on Thursday, using the 20th overall pick to take 6-foot-1, 170-pound centre Connor Levis of Vancouver. “Connor is a player that is a big body, really good skater, good vision,” Bardsley said of the leftshot forward who is verbally committed to the Wolverines. “He’s a young player with an October birthday, so he’s got a lot of room to grow in all aspects of his game, even physically as he adds strength. “With him at that pick, we couldn’t pass up on him. He has the potential to be a very elite player.” Levis had 24 goals and 62 points in 26 games for St. George’s School bantam prep in 2018-2019. The Levis family was en route to Philadelphia for a hockey tournament and could not be reached before KTW’s press deadline. Bardsley is confident

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both players will join the team. “There is work to be done there, but at the end of the day, they are such elitelevel players that we felt that these were the type of guys we want in our organization, so we have to work at it,” Bardsley said. “I believe that they will be Kamloops Blazers.” The first goaltender taken on Thursday, Dylan Ernst, went to the Blazers, who selected the Weyburn, Sask., product 28th overall in Round 2. “He’s a good-sized goaltender that is very athletic and calm in the net,” a Blazers’ press release said. “He has good feet and good hands, with poise in goal.” Ethan Ernst, a 17-yearold forward, is Dylan’s brother. Ethan plays for the Kelowna Rockets. “It’s hard enough to watch him in net, let alone playing against his brother,” Bonnie Ernst, the brothers’ mother, said on Twitter. Kamloops picked six forwards, two rearguards and one goaltender,

including five players from B.C. and two each from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Nash Bamford, a forward from Lacombe, Alta., selected by Kamloops in Round 7, is the son of country music star Gord Bamford. Kamloops product Mathew Ward, a 5-foot-7 forward, was picked 14th overall by the Swift Current Broncos. Forward Hayden Smith of Kamloops was picked in Round 2, 24th overall, by Saskatoon. Kolby Hay of Kamloops, a goaltender, was picked 62nd overall by the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Portland Winterhawks snagged forward Carter Streek of Kamloops 80th overall. With the first overall selection, the Winnipeg Ice took Carter Savoie, the consensus No. 1 pick. The 5-foot-9 forward from St. Albert, Alta., has committed to the University of Denver. For more on a tradefilled first round, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com.

2019 WHL Bantam Draft THE BLAZERS’ PICKS • Round 1, seventh overall — defenceman Mats Lindgren, 5-foot8, 140 pounds, North Vancouver • Round 1, 20th overall — centre Connor Levis, 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, Vancouver • Round 2, 28th overall — goaltender Dylan Ernst, 6-foot, 155 pounds, Weyburn, Sask. • Round 3, 50th overall — forward Tye Spencer, 5-foot-5, 125 pounds, Saskatoon • Round 4, 72nd overall — centre Fraser Mintern, 5-foot-10, 150 pounds, Vancouver • Round 4, 86th overall — forward Cameron Johnson, 5-foot-7, 115 pounds, Vancouver • Round 5, 94th overall — defenceman Jamie Weller, 5-foot-8, 135 pounds, Calgary • Round 6, 116th overall — forward Vaughn Watterodt, 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, West Kelowna • Round 7, 138th overall — forward Nash Bamford, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, Lacombe, Alta.

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JOURNALISM JOURNALISTS Kamloops This Week is pleased to announce it was recognized for excellence at the Ma Murray Community NewsMedia Awards on April 28, 2019.

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GENERAL EXCELLENCE CATEGORY G Thanks to the BC and Yukon Community NewsMedia Association and to Canada West for recognition of our work!

KTW Editor Christopher Foulds was also awarded with the Silver Quill award for 25 years of service to the news media industry.

KTW sports reporter Marty Hastings was named the recipient of the prestigious Fred “Gus” Collins Award for outstanding coverage of university athletics at the 20182019 Canada West Awards in Edmonton.

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Spring Sprint Triathlon on deck The Kamloops Triathlon Club will host the 11th annual Spring Sprint Triathlon on Sunday in Westsyde. Geared toward triathletes of all levels, there are three courses, each of varying difficulty. The super sprint is a 300metre swim, 10km bike and 3km run; the sprint is a 600m swim, 20km bike and 5km run; and the standard is a 1,500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run. Participants can compete individually or with teams. Races begin at the Westsyde Pool and Community Centre (859 Bebek Rd.) and run from 8 a.m. to about noon. Race director Gary Moen said 95 registrations had been received as of Wednesday morning. For more information, email kamloopstriathlonclub@gmail. com. ON WORLD STAGE Neither of the Kamloops Blazers who participated at the Under-18 World Hockey Championship in Sweden won medals, but both forwards had strong individual tournaments. Connor Zary of Saskatoon played for Canada, which fell 5-2 to the U.S. in the bronze-medal game last Sunday. Zary finished tied for 14th in tournament scoring, with seven points, including four

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to Sweden in the quarter-final round. Lang had three goals and four points in five games and was plus-2. The Swedes won gold with a 4-3 overtime victory over Russia.

goals, in seven games. He scored twice in the semifinal round against Sweden, his second goal of the game tying the score at 3-3 with less than eight minutes to play in the third period. Sweden scored with less than three minutes remaining to win 4-3. Martin Lang and the Czech Republic were eliminated from medal contention with a 4-2 loss

CROSSING OVER Simon Crossfield will play two sports for the TRU WolfPack in 2019-2020. The 6-foot-5 Vancouver product will graduate from Sir Charles Tupper this year and join the WolfPack basketball and baseball squads. Tim Unaegbu is the mostrecent TRU multi-sport athlete. He played soccer and basketball for the Pack in 2010-2011.

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Goals galore in TOYSL tie A high-scoring match between the Kamloops Blaze and hometown Kelowna United finished tied at 3-3. Jayda Luce, Abby Brundritt and Emma Shibata scored for Kamloops in the under-15 Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League matchup on Sunday. Leah Turner backstopped the Blaze, who have one win and one tie this season. Kamloops will play host to Vernon on Saturday on McArthur Island.

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BRIEFS Match time is 10 a.m. KEEPING IT CLEAN Karys Johnson and Brooke-Lyn Buttazzoni of the under-14 Kamloops Blaze shared goalkeeping duties and a clean sheet in a 3-0 victory over Kelowna last weekend in TOYSL action in the

Tournament Capital. Sierra Thiessen (2) and Rebekah Hansen scored for the Blaze (2-0), who will play host to Revelstoke on Sunday on Mac Isle. UNSUNG HERO Elliot Hansford did not reach the scoresheet, but had a strong game for the under-14 Kamloops Blaze boys in a 3-2 triumph over Penticton last weekend in TOYSL play at Cottonwood Park. Riley McClymont, Braydon Gough and Aaron Okano had

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goals for the Blaze in support of goalkeeper Graeme Hanks. EARNING THE SPLIT The under-14 Kamloops Blaze Orange boys split a pair of weekend TOYSL matches in the River City, falling 2-1 to Kelowna on Saturday and dispatching Vernon 2-0 on Sunday. Cole Bellamy, Logan Willson and Daniel Ma bulged the old onion bag for the Blaze. Jaxson Haywood was between the pipes for Kamloops.

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Mo Bradley was standing behind the counter at Surplus Herby’s — his counter — tying flies, telling tales and talking tackle. On the other side of the counter was a lady, leaning forward as she spoke to Bradley, a copy of Trout School: Lessons from a Fly Fishing Master clutched in her hand, freshly signed by the legendary fishing king. Stacked on the counter beside Bradley and on a shelf behind him were more copies of the green book written by veteran journalist Mark Hume, with copious input from Bradley. Those stacks lose a bit of height each day as the books are scooped up by fans of fishing and devotees of the man who made the famous Kamloops trout even more famous. In a nutshell, the book offers tips to those who wish to fish the world-renowned Kamloops-area lakes that harbour trout,

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Fishing legend Mo Bradley tying one of his signature flies.

details the history of the fabled Kamloops trout and adds plenty of facts about and stories involving Bradley. There are also instructions on how to tie flies, accompanied by illustrations from Nana Cook, an artist from Nanoose Bay. As April became May, Trout School sat at No. 11 on the BC Bestsellers list of the 15 top-selling books in the province, its third week on the prestigious roster. The book has

also made the Amazon bestselling list. “As long as people are getting a good message out of it and I’m helping fishing in B.C., I don’t care,” Bradley said when asked for his thoughts on the tome’s success. Bradley, 82, is now visually impaired, so wife Evelyn reads him a chapter per night, words that recount the couple’s decision — thanks to a chance encounter with some Field and Stream maga-

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zines — to move here from England and the fishing tales that followed. “I worked in a coal mine, which is not a good job,” Bradley explained. “And I thought, there’s got to be something better than this.” He also worked nights as a projectionist in an Odeon theatre. After a shift at the theatre, Bradley ran into a friend, who invited him to share some fish and chips and mushy peas. There, on the floor, was a stack of the Field and Stream magazines. Bradley asked about them. His friend mentioned he and his wife were thinking about moving to Canada. Would Bradley and his bride care to join them? “I said OK,” Bradley recounted. He and Evelyn sold their home and set off for Canada in 1965. In Winnipeg, they stepped off the train in winter, with Bradley wearing a nylon raincoat. “It froze the damn thing,” he said. “I crinkled when I walked.” Upon arriving in Kamloops, a sight for sore eyes greeted the Bradleys — a Woolworth’s store downtown. Back in England, there was a Woolworth’s on practically every street corner. “I thought, well, this has got to be good,” Bradley said. Securing a job at a body shop (which was located right where Surplus Herby’s stands today) was followed by Bradley opening his own shop on 12th Street in North Kamloops. And all through those career moves were his trips to the lakes of the region. Among Trout School’s many stories, tips and revelations is a gem on page 71, on which Hume writes about Bradley’s practise of washing his hands in the lake before touching any fishing gear. “One part per million,” Bradley said, referring to his lesson to Hume after Hume

had pumped gas en route to the lake, that fish can smell the slightest hint of foreign substances. “That’s how the sockeye salmon find their way from the Aleutian Islands to the Adams River — one part per million.” The faintest foreign odour, Bradley said, be it gasoline, nicotine or garlic sausage, can make for a bad day of fishing on the lake. Where did he learn that? “Common sense,” Bradley replied. For those familiar to fishing and those itching to begin casting, appendix A in Trout School reveals detailed instructions on tying 13 primary flies, from bloodworm and chironomid to leech and Doc Spratley. As Hume writes in the introduction to appendix A: “There are thousands of fly patterns to choose from, but Mo’s are the essential, foundational flies needed for fishing for Kamloops trout, and learning how to tie them will make you a better fisher.” Another part of Trout School talks about using solunar tables when fishing. Those who follow solunar tables believe the sun and moon can control the behaviour of fish and other wild animals. It is not, Bradley said, hocus-pocus, noting the Chinese have used the tables for thousands of years when planning the planting of gardens. While Hume writes in the book that the Kamloops-area lakes may not yield as hearty a fish as decades gone by, Bradley disagrees. “The lakes today are better than they’ve ever been,” Bradley said, telling a reporter to wait a moment. He shuffled a few steps to his left and grabbed a smartphone, upon which he produced a photo of a woman holding proudly a 16-pound trout she caught her first time ice fishing this past winter. Where it was caught must remain a mystery, Bradley said, a lesson to be learned by others during Trout School.


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ACROSS 1. Measure of a stone 6. Purchase of proof? 13. Takes up a lot of space 20. “Don’t cry for me” singer 21. Enchant 22. Mine transport 23. Scratch paper? 25. Hangs around 26. Most stylish 27. 2013 film whose lead actress is never seen 28. Liquid paper? 29. Acted as 30. What Oberon orbits 32. Relay closer 36. Construction paper? 44. Bugs from the underworld 45. Jane Austen heroine 46. Grp. that usually meets in the evening 47. Veiled criticism, in slang 48. Fly paper? 52. Assn. 54. That stinks! 55. Mormon Church, for short 56. Spreads in the kitchen 57. Hyundai model 60. Horror director Roth 61. K-12 63. Broadway’s Cariou 64. Periods of note 65. Pop group whose name derives from the initials of its members’ first names 67. Wax paper? 70. Note paper? 75. Bygone auto whose name sounds like a command 76. “I want details!” 78. 506, in old Rome 79. Trade jabs (with) 80. Ending with body or spy 82. Expresses exasperation toward 85. Some trumpeters 87. Size above med. 88. Bygone sitcom set around Houston 90. La-la lead-in 91. Position paper? 94. Competitor of Reach

18. Office PC connections 19. Routine: Abbr. 24. Body part whose name contains another body part 28. Deliberate and unprovoked 31. Grave letters 32. Unhurried walker 33. Noggin 34. Drum kit component 35. Half a laugh? 36. “Shoo!” 37. Ones making calls, informally 38. “____ Pepper …” (classic soda jingle) 39. Eye surgeon’s tool 40. π + 1? 41. Debuted to great acclaim 42. Talent show that jumped networks, familiarly 43. Actress Polo 49. Volunteer’s offer 50. Grant factor, sometimes 51. Symbol in many a URL 53. Harsh 58. Neutral color 59. SALT subject, for short 62. Marker, informally 64. Inventor Howe 66. Part of an afterschool lineup 68. Some N.F.L. linemen: Abbr. 69. App annoyances 71. Actress Findley 72. Welsh “John” 73. “What she said” 74. El Greco, e.g. 77. Symbol of strength 80. Critter that likes to lie in the sun 81. Prefix with -naut 83. Immigrant’s desire 84. Really busy doing 85. Modern education acronym 86. Clothing symbol for a graduate of Oxford or Cambridge

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FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt

THE BORN LOSER

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by Art & Chip Samsom

by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

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SHOE by Gary Brookins & Susie Macnelly

PARDON MY PLANET by Vic Lee

ZITS by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

GUESS WHO?

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KIT ’N’ CARLYLE

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FAMILY CIRCUS

I am an athlete born on May 2, 1975 in London. I’ve had a career in soccer for many years, and acquired my love for the game as a young child. I broke the English national team appearance record for outfield players.

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Heather Margaret Hunter 1946 – 2019

It is with profound sorrow that I announce the passing of my beloved wife and life partner on April 26, 2019. She succumbed to pneumonia after an 8 year struggle with cancer. Born in Hanna, Alberta, on September 15, 1946 moving to BC at an early age. Heather is survived by her husband David, her son Christopher and his spouse Rena, daughter Jennifer and her spouse Dave, three grandchildren Anna, Andrew and Honor plus her sister Shelly Poperink. Heather and David were married for 52 plus years and shared every aspect of life together with a particular affection for outdoor activities together. She sailed the coast, skied the mountains, canoed and fished. Over the years she just liked to take a road trip in the sun with her convertible. She was active in the Rock Hounding community holding positions and expressing her artistic side with carving and jewelry making. The unbearable loss will only be tempered by the wonderful memories. A Celebration of Life will be held at her home on Saturday, May 11, 2019 between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.

Donald Campbell With sadness, on April 28, 2019, Mr. Donald Campbell passed away peacefully in Kamloops at the age of 82 years. Don is survived by his loving wife Maggie, sons Neil (Linda) and Bruce, grandchildren Taryn (Kris) and Spencer, and stepgrandchildren Corbin (Haley), Regan and Allie. Don was predeceased by his parents Archie and Jean and his sister Silva. Don was born and raised in Kamloops and had a wide variety of jobs over the years. Don was a tradesman but ultimately joined the fire service as his main career, retiring as Fire Chief of Kamloops Fire Rescue in 1995. Don loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and golfer. Don enjoyed the family cabin on Niskonlith Lake, as it was a special place where family and friends gathered often. The family would like to extend their thanks to the careaids at Ponderosa Lodge for Don’s care. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:00 am at Schoening Funeral Services, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society (Kamloops). We miss you and love you very much. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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In Loving Memory of John Kolody

On the eve of Saturday, April 13, 2019, John Kolody passed away peacefully at Overlander Care Centre with his family by his side. His year long battle with brain cancer was over.

Archie Stuart Nichol October 7,1923 - April 10, 2019

Archie Nichol passed away on April 10, 2019 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops with Pat, his dearly loved wife of 66 years at his side. Archie enjoyed a long, wonderful life, always loving and appreciating his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Pat, son Ross (Patti), daughter Heather (Tom), youngest brother Jerry, as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. All who knew Archie considered him a true gentleman. Archie grew up on a farm in Truax, Saskatchewan with his parents and eleven siblings. Times were tough but there was still some fun, especially dancing to big band style music at the Truax Hall. This is where Archie developed his dancing skills and became known as “one hell of a dancer”. His love of music and dancing stayed with him his entire life. Archie left the Truax farm in the spring of 1947 with a combine crew and worked through eight US states. In the fall, he relocated to Calgary where he began working for Greyhound Bus Lines. In 1948, he transferred to BC to become a Greyhound Bus driver. Archie drove almost every major road and highway in BC, starting before many roads were paved or mountain passes constructed. He set the highest standards for passenger service, driving them safely to their destinations, often in exceedingly difficult weather and road conditions. Archie and Pat were married in May 1953. They raised their family in Ashcroft, BC where they lived for 55 years. Archie dedicated much of his time to his family, keeping their home and garden in order and working in his garage and on his vehicles, including the beautiful little red Morris Minor that he restored for Pat by handsewing a new convertible roof and reupholstering the interior. Archie had a remarkable ability to fix or make anything he set his mind to do! Archie and Pat developed strong friendships in Ashcroft, enjoyed many community events including stampedes and parades and hosted and attended fun parties. Their children Ross and Heather grew up in Ashcroft and as a family they spent many happy times, picnicking, camping, waterskiing and fishing. After the kids left for

Dean Purych

He will be missed by his dearly beloved wife Mildred, of 60 years, sons Brian of Kelowna and Dale (Sarah) of Hobart, Tasmania and sisters Veronka (Pete) Shymchuk of Iron River, AB and Alice Shayka of Edmonton. Fondly remembering John are sistersin-law Greta (Victor) Ringuette, Jeannette Raby, and Carol (Louis) Frechette, brothers-in-law Andre (Gloria) Balla and Peter (Marj) Balla, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his loving daughter Brenda Fairbank (née Kolody) in 2006. The Funeral Mass and reception will be held at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Celebrant, Father Andrzej Wasylinko. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations to the BC Cancer Society in John’s name would be appreciated. We wish to thank the staff of 4N, RIH, and Overlander Evergreen for the excellent care and kindness shown to us during John’s short stay. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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A Celebration of Life for Dean will be held at the Coast Canadian Inn, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

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With membership in the Memorial Society of BC, further discounts are available to you and your family for all services and merchandise at First Memorial. Come and ask us how to join. You will be pleased with our already low family friendly cremation prices. university in Vancouver, Archie and Pat continued to enjoy socializing with their friends, taking local trips in their motor home and vacationing to such places as England, Scotland, Switzerland, Florida, Mexico, Hawaii, Whitehorse and the Maritimes. In 2012, Archie and Pat moved to Kamloops where they reacquainted with old friends from the Ashcroft area and made many new friends. Archie was a loving husband and father and a good friend to many. He will be fondly remembered for his considerate and gentle manner, his determination to overcome challenges and accomplish goals, his kindness and his enjoyment of life with family and friends at home, at work, in the outdoors, on the dance floor and when travelling. Archie has left us now for a peaceful place where he can lovingly look down on us, all the while trying to keep us organized and on schedule...until we meet up with him again. Bye for now Archie The family would like to thank the care workers from Interior Health and Bradwins Home Support Services, along with the staff at Chartwell Ridgepointe Retirement Residence, Kamloops Seniors Village, Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice and Dr. Newmarch and Dr. Hamilton for their care and attention. A gathering of family and friends to remember and Celebrate Archie’s Life will be held at Chartwell Ridgepointe Retirement Residence, 1789 Primrose Court, Kamloops BC, on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Patricia Annabell Fedora Pat (Patricia) passed away on April 28, 2019 in the Overlander Care Hospital, Kamloops, BC with her loving family at her bedside. Pat was predeceased by Leonard Shaw, Kay Humble, William Humble and Baby River Tourand. Pat met the love of her life John Fedora in New Westminster and the two were married for 45 years until John passed away in 2005. The two had many adventures throughout the province as they also lived in Rossland, Chase, Merritt and Kamloops. They were entrepreneurs and owned a motel with a gas station, a trailer park and child’s clothing store along the way. Pat had a wonderful sense of humour and an unquenching thirst for knowledge. This desire inspired her to obtain her GED while her daughters were all in school, become a licensed small airplane pilot and pursue her Industrial First Aid ticket which led to her being an Auxiliary with the Merritt Ambulance Service. These endeavours kept her busy while she worked at the Merritt Post Office. She is survived by her three daughters Cassandra (Matthew), Lionna (Kevin) and Johanna (Brad), as well as eight grandchildren Amanda (Jon), Erica (Tyler), Vanessa, Lindsey (Cheryl), Janna (Toursten), Taylor (Taylor), Morgan and Jordan and three great-grandchildren Caiman, Olive and Avery, all of whom are extremely thankful to the amazing and dedicated staff at Overlander Extended Care Hospital. No service by request. Interment to follow this summer in Merritt, BC. In lieu of flowers, be kind to one another.


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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory Of Margaret Crozier (Gustafson)

September 4, 1924 – May 2, 2017

Nicholas Mike Szumylo

Edmond Paulin of Kamloops, BC passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 82 years of age.

It is with uttermost sadness that the family of Nicholas Mike Szumylo announces his passing on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the age of 23 years. Nick was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. He was a great man with a huge heart. He was passionate about music, martial arts and sports. Nick’s kindness and sense of humour will be forever missed.

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” attributed to A.A. Milne Loved and remembered every day by her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

Edmond Paulin

Nick will be forever remembered by his parents Mike and Irina, his brother Ian (Darcy), his sister Christina (Josh) and nephew Parker. He will also be lovingly remembered by the rest of his family in the Ukraine. The Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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He is lovingly remembered by his wife Bernadette, step-children Fernand (Linda) Morais, Laurent (Jackie) Morais, Gilles (Bertha) Morais, Jeremy Morais and Claire (John) Shephard, grandchildren Ryan (Angela) Shephard, Jonathon Shephard, Chantal (Steve) Draper, Matthew (Genny) Morais, Jaymie Morais, great-grandchildren Damen, Garrett, Wyatt, Hunter, Mack, and Ruby and his brother Laurent (Nicole) Paulin. He was predeceased by step-son Reginald Morais and grandson Reynauld.

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Edmond has been retired for 25 years after a lifetime in the mining industry. He enjoyed wine making, carpentry, fishing and was a Jack-of-all-trades. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 6, 2019 at O.L.P.H. Celebrants, Father Jeremy Morais and Father Paul Simms. Memorial donations may be made in Edmond’s memory to Madagascar Missions, Father Jeremy Morais c/o 17-1880 Homel Rd., Williams Lake, BC V2G 0A4. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

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John Woodward died peacefully in Vernon on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the age of 96 years. John was predeceased by his wife Leone, his brother Frank, sisters Gwen and Dorothea and grandson Aaron. He is survived by his daughter Lenna (Ernie) Bojda, son Hector (Barb) Denton, daughter Frances Woodward and daughter Donna (Brenda) Woodward, grandsons Adam (Dianne) Clark, Shawn (Meaghan) McCarron, Bradley (Jennifer) Denton, granddaughters Christine (Jhonny) Denton and Jordan (Gavin) Lawrence, greatgrandchildren Shaylen, Tristan, Quentin, Andrew, Grace, Brenna, Alex, Mitchell and Molly. He is also survived by his ex-wife and dear friend Doris Alcantara and her daughter Sofia. John was born into two pioneering families in Port Alberni on August 13, 1922. The family moved to Little Fort in 1925 where John and his siblings worked on their father’s farm. Besides farming, John also worked as a hunting and fishing guide until he married in 1949. He drove logging truck and worked at the lumber mill in Blue River until he was hired by Alberta Gas Trunk Line in 1961 and the family moved to Edson, Alberta. Although not educated, he was smart and a bit of a renaissance man in that he knew how to build and repair almost anything.After a move to Calgary in 1965, he quickly rose within the company and became the Chief of Construction, overseeing the building of many pipelines and compressor stations throughout southern Alberta until he retired in 1981.

A legacy remembered, shared, and celebrated becomes a person uplifted and elevated to a new level of space, light and life. - Ty Howard After retiring, John and Leone enjoyed working on their small acreage in Little Fort where they raised a few beef cattle and a huge garden. After Leone died in 1993, he moved to a small acreage in Armstrong where he raised a few beef cattle, boarded horses and built two ponds for raising rainbow trout. In 2005, he moved to Kamloops where he grew a fabulous garden and enjoyed spending time with his family. In May 2018, he suffered a fall while planting his garden and sustained a serious brain injury. After a slow decline in health he was transferred to Heron Grove Complex Care Unit in Vernon in February 2019 where he died peacefully on April 23, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. John loved his family and family get-togethers and often stated how lucky and blessed he was to have a large, close and loving family. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 177 Tranquille Road, North Kamloops with the Reverend Sandra Sugden officiating. Reception to follow. Interment into the family plot, at Little Fort Cemetery will take place at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Heron Grove Complex Care Unit in Vernon. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Elsie Kraning Elsie Kraning of Kamloops, BC passed away on March 26, 2019 peacefully in the Royal Inland Hospital, just 45 days short of her 95th birthday. Elsie was born in Durham, England on May 10, 1924 and immigrated to Canada in 1926 with her parents Margaret and John Meynell, where they settled in Ardrossan, Alberta.

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Charles “Stormin” Norman Atkinson January 9, 1928 – April 27, 2019

With thanksgiving for a life well lived and joy shared with many, it is with a few tears that we announce the peaceful passing of husband, dad, grandpa, and gg-pa Norm Atkinson. Dad spent the last week of his life in the gentle care of Royal Inland Hospital staff in the emergency and on 5-South. We are so thankful for the professional and caring attention that he received. Norman was born January 9, 1928, the eighth of nine children of Chas and Blanche Atkinson, in Regina, Saskatchewan. His dreams of going to sea were set aside when his father died and Norm stayed home and got to work to look after his mother Blanche. She lived her remaining years as a member of his family. Norm took his plumbing ticket and carried on his father’s business, starting the Roto-Rooter franchise in Regina, and later in Kamloops. He loved his work, always with a smile, or a song. The man loved to sing – not surprising, he met Grace when they were both involved in Operatic Society in Regina. They were married in 1953 and then the family arrived.

Four little girls in five years and five years later one more! Norm and Grace were always involved in the church choir, and they got their girls singing together at the local competitions. Norm would direct and Grace played the piano and many little musicals were produced at church in Regina and Kamloops. In 1972 the family moved to Kamloops to join his brother Gordon, in the laundry business, and to start up Roto-Rooter. Dad made sure that we learned about hard work, but he really loved fun and made sure his family learned how to play. The family of Saskatchewan skiers headed to the mountains – Norm taught 3 generations of skiers in the family and friends – he had a ski party for his 85th birthday! The Saskatchewan years, we spent summers at the cottage dad built at Kanata Valley, and soon after arriving in BC the cabin at North Barriere became a loved spot. The home in Kamoops was such a treat after the little lot in Regina. Dad dug up a huge garden and tended it faithfully and loved to share the bounty. Always looking for the fun side, he grew great giant pumpkins! Yes, he loved to play, he loved his family, he really did love his life. He encouraged his family, friends and mere acquaintances to come on just give it a try. He went to clown school when he finished plumbing, and entertained kids wherever he went. He made friends and the neighbours became family and he looked out for us all. He was the neighbourhood Santa and he was loved by his family and friends, all with a special story to tell.

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Eileen Douglas (née Hawker)

Norm is survived by and will be remembered with so much love by his wife Grace, his sister Vera, and life-long friend and honourary sister Thelma, his daughters and sons-in-law: Hallie (Neil), Laurie (Paul), Kathy (Alex), Norma (George), Maureen (Mike), his grandchildren Eden, Patrick, Sarah, Brady (Jordana), Amy, Greg (Kirby), Erin (Jeff), Scott (Brittanie), Curtis, Joel (Remi), Luke (Robyn), Blair (Anita), Colin (Justine), Christopher (Rachel) and Cameron (Laura-Lee).

Eileen Douglas of Kamloops passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 surrounded by family at 88 years of age. She is lovingly remembered by her son Craig (Brenda) Thomson of Kamloops, BC, grandchildren Trista (Chris), Kara (Jeff), Caitlin, and Pearce (Brooklyn), greatgrandchildren Carter, Logan, Carson and Brynn and other relatives Pauli (Gregor) Gabb, Eric (Doris) Woodward, Judy (Greg) Clark, Ken (Carla) Woodward, Chelsea and Alex Woodward and Sarah and Evan Walker. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Jack Douglas and son Derek Thomson.

And his adored (even though “I just can’t keep their names straight”) 22 great-grandchildren – he smiled just thinking about them! Caeleigh, Rowan, Callum, Silas, Alex, Isaiah Charles, Gabriel Norman, Oliver, Ashton, Luca, Askiy, Paige, Jackson, Shandy, Clova, Aubin, Paisley Grace, Jude, Emmett, Carter, Ciera and brand new Quinn. There is a new little girl to be born any day, and Norm learned that there is one more greatgrandchild to arrive later this year -- that will be 24! He is also survived by so many nephews and nieces and neighbourhood friends who loved and learned about having fun from Uncle Norm. You are invited to join the family at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 360 Nicola Street, Kamloops at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 to celebrate Norm, and the smiles left wherever he went.

Eileen was born and raised in the Vancouver area. She married Gordon Thomson and together they had two loving sons. Though they parted ways, they remained close friends. Eileen then married the “love of her life” Jack Douglas. Eileen had a passion for her work at Purdy’s Chocolates but eventually her adventures took her to West Kelowna. After many years there, she finally settled in Kamloops with her son and her beloved dog. Eileen loved staying close with her family through coffee time, TV time and “Happy Hour.” A private family gathering will be held for Eileen in the summer. The family would like to offer a special thank you to all the fine caregivers of Unit 2B at Kamloops Seniors Village. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

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Norman and Grace were married for 66 years and 16 days! They had great fun celebrating

Marjorie Fleming The family of Marjorie Fleming is saddened to announce her passing on April 17, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Marge was the second oldest of four children, born on August 17, 1943 to George and Hazel Hockley. Her early years were spent on the Black Creek Ranch near Horsefly. Once she began school, the family lived in Horsefly during the school year, and at Black Creek during the summer. Marge’s fondest childhood memories were of carefree summers at the ranch. For her senior high school years, she boarded in Williams Lake. On September 29, 1962, she married Wayne Fleming. Wayne’s career with BC Forest Service, private industry and as a private contractor took them to Birch Island, Radium, Kelowna, Chase and Kamloops. Their only son Lavern, was born in Williams Lake, during a trip “home for Christmas” in December 1963. Marge loved children and delighted in being a mother, aunt and great-aunt and took pride in her home and family. Family celebrations and travel were the high points of each year. Throughout her life, she travelled at every opportunity. Marge was a dedicated community volunteer and a gracious and welcoming hostess who enjoyed staying in touch with friends. She loved to picnic with the Pozzobon family at Chase Creek or join family gatherings at the Shuswap.

Marge was predeceased by her parents George and Hazel Hockley and her siblings Richard Hockley and Georgina Tucker. She is survived by her husband Wayne Fleming, son and daughter-in-law Lavern and Floriane Fleming, Floriane’s sons and grandchildren Chris and Lindsay Skiffington, Lyla, Peri and Nova, Sean Skiffington and Owen and Emma, her sister and brother-in-law Bev and Alan Forseth, sister-in-law Marjorie Hockley, nieces, nephews and their families. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in the Mountainview Cemetery in Horsefly. A celebration of life is planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marge’s memory can be made to Hospice, the BC Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their exceptional care of Marge. She was brave and uncomplaining and expressed appreciation for the dedicated care of both staff and her family. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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Frank Khadikin (Fred) March 4, 1942 - April 22, 2019

Frank Khadikin (Fred), was born on March 4, 1942 to Fred and Polly Khadikin in Winnipeg, Manitoba and passed away on April 22, 2019 in Kamloops, British Columbia.

William Joseph Fitger

November 26,1961 - March 26, 2019

Although deeply saddened by the loss of our father Frank ‘Fred’, he is finally at peace. Fred is survived by his son Quinn (Dawn), son Dustin (Karen), daughter Leah and his sister Kay. Fred had several grandchildren and was fortunate enough to spend time and watch his granddaughter Shaylee and grandson Ryan grow up. Fred spent his early years playing music with his band and touring North America until he settled down in Kamloops, started a family and a career in autobody. Fred’s retirement years were spent in Falkland restoring old jeeps and taking trips to Mexico. Fred will be remembered for his great sense of humour and his love for music. Fred will truly be missed by all that knew him. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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With great sorrow I announce the sudden passing of our Bill. Husband, Gumpa, Brother and Uncle. Predeceased by parents Alan and Marjorie, fur son Spud, siblings Fred, Dan and Florence. Bill is survived by wife Josey, step-children Katrina, Matthew, Joel (Kelly Anne), newborn fur son Billy and ten step-grandchildren, siblings Howard (Valerie), Jim (Wendi), David (Sharon), Don (Sherry), Jack, Jenny and numerous nieces and nephews

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