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JUNE 5, 2019 | Volume 32 No. 45


Could be showers High 22 C, Low 9 C


Closure of Canfor mill expected to hit North Thompson area hard


EARNING A SPOT? Caribbean product Jevon Cottoy hopes to stick with Leos



Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, which is being remembered by local vets including Gilbert Young (right), whose story is inside today’s KTW alongside a piece detailing the legacy of Canada’s role in the raids



25th Annual PROGRESS


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Jacquie Brand What piece of art did you buy?

What do you like best about your artwork?

Galapagos Revisited by Ann Diehl

Anne Diehl is one of my favourite artists I have two pieces from past Timeraisers by her and when I saw “Galapagos Revisited” I immediately recognized her unique style without even seeing her name. Her work with acrylics is bold, and I am drawn to her style and use of colours that play together so well. I am always interested in the back stories of artwork and appreciate her abstract interpretation of her travels to the Galapagos.

What organization(s) did you volunteer with to pay for your art? BC Living Arts, Kamloops Arts Council, Kamloops & Area Chapter MS Society, Boogie The Bridge, Kidney Foundation, Project X Theatre, Pommy Rescue Society

What do you like best about the organization you volunteered for? I was the ED of the Kamloops Arts Council for 10 years and when I moved on to work for the YMCA-YWCA I wanted to continue to be a part of our amazing arts community. I loved being on the board of BC Living Arts helping plan and support artistically driven events, hosting coffee shop discussion debating the merit of the arts in Kamloops and being part of a creative, imaginative and unique team of individuals. It became a beautiful compliment to my new life in the ant-violence field, allowing me maintain my connections in the arts community - and use “that other” part of my brain! As for the other fantastic organizations I had the opportunity to volunteer with, after being on boards for years, it was SO much fun to help with one off events where I had got to meet so many wonderful people and have fun for the day while helping my community.

What do you like about the Timeraiser event? There are SO many different pieces at play in the Timeraiser! Generally events serve one or two facets of the community but with the Timeraiser, there are so many that benefit. First off, the Kamloops Arts Councils receives a commission from the pieces that are purchased at their Emerging Artist Juried Show, the artists themselves receive the purchase price for their piece, the company or organization that purchase the pieces receives kudos for their support of the arts community AND they get to enjoy the piece throughout the year. Those who attend the Timeraiser - art lovers, philanthropists and volunteers - have an opportunity to meet the many amazing local non-profit organizations that make our city better, and the dedicated and passionate people who run


Local artwork is selected and purchased for auction

Non-profit agencies gather at the time raiser event


Participants bid volunteer hours on works of art they are interested in

The winning bidders complete their volunteer pledge over a year

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Current Hot Opportunities Kamloops United Church Thrift Store Volunteers Repair Café Fixer Volunteers

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City accepting property tax payments at TCC Construction delays in area of City Hall prompts city staff to move in-person payments to recreation centre recreation facility, which is located at 910 McGill Road. “We’ve got people, actual reallife people upstairs at the TCC, who can collect your taxes,” she said. “Because of all the construction, we did not want people coming to City Hall.” Humphrey said City Hall continues to be busy. She said the alternative location has better parking and, best of all, avoids the hustle and bustle of commuters amidst a busy construction zone.


The city is reminding residents wishing to pay their property taxes in person to avoid the busy construction zone downtown around City Hall and instead head to the Tournament Capital Centre. City of Kamloops corporate services director Kathy Humphrey said that in light of the West Victoria Street project, the city set up this year’s tax experts at the

Kiosks upstairs in the parks and recreation office are open Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until July 5. Five temporary reserved parking stalls have been set aside adjacent to the roundabout. “Pay at your bank, go online and if you want to pay in person, go to the TCC,” Humphrey said. To pay using online bill payments, sign into your online banking and search payees for the word “Kamloops.” Then select

the Kamloops property tax option as the payee and use the 10-digit folio number on the notice as the account number. This year’s property taxes and home owner grant applications are due by July 2. A 10 per cent penalty will be levied on July 3 for any outstanding taxes. Residents will pay $4.98 per $1,000 of assessed value; businesses will pay $13.57; major industry will pay $71.81; light industry will pay $20.39; non-profits will pay


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A wildfire that sparked near Stump Lake Monday afternoon was knocked down in short order by the B.C. Wildfire Service. Firefighters with support from air tankers responded to the 1.6-hectare blaze about 35 kilometres south of Kamloops, on the east side of the lake near Old Kamloops Road across from Fraser Lake. The wildfire was listed as under control on Tuesday morning, with a crew of three patrolling the fire for hot spots. Fire information officer Taylor MacDonald said no structures were threatened. The fire is suspected to be human caused, she said, noting there’s no further details regarding what started the fire. The current fire danger rating for the Kamloops Fire Centre is listed as moderate to extreme to start the month of June and MacDonald advised the public to be vigilant.

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Kamloops Mounties are hitting the streets with bike, boat and auto awareness. RCMP bike patrols are expected to ramp up soon with patrols of the downtown core, North Shore and the south shore over the summer. “We want families to feel safe and welcome in all areas of their community. Bike patrol units are very effective at doing this,” RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a press release. “They can go into alleys, along sidewalks, trails and through beaches and parks. They are very visible and very proactive.” Officers on bikes can help prevent crime by being able to access areas a traditional cruiser cannot access. With the assistance of the detachment’s crime analyst and computer statistics, members of the bike unit can proactively target hot spots or areas with identified higher crime statistics for property crimes, Shelkie said.

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Zack’s rebranded, new business opens in regional district building New name for longtime downtown coffee shop comes after sale earlier this year JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

The downtown coffee shop scene got two new names on Monday. Zack’s Coffee Teas and Gifts was officially rebranded as The Vic Downtown and Amplified Cafe opened in the new commercial space in the Thompson Nicola Regional District building, next to the library. Kamloops city councillor Denis Walsh and business partner Todd Mason purchased Zack’s, which is located in a heritage building at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Victoria Street, and took possession in April with plans to make changes. On Monday, one of those changes was revealed — a new name, hoisted outside via circular sign and to the windows, in vinyl. “We just thought we wanted to refresh everything,” Walsh said. The previous coffee shop moniker was named for the first owner, Dan Zacharias. The new name is intended to be a punchy nickname for the street upon which the WALSH cafe presides. However, it also had an unplanned and unexpected tie to the cafe’s new manager, Vicky. “We should have called it Vicky’s on Vic,” Walsh joked. Other changes to the coffee shop still to come include new seating and the hiring of additional staff. As for a previous issue related to honouring old gift certificates, Walsh called it a “rookie mistake” and said the cafe has been honouring them. He said they were initially concerned about how many could be out there because the coffee shop had been open for so long. Meanwhile, further down the road, Amplified Cafe opened at 465 Victoria St. on Monday in the TNRD building next to the library. TNRD communications manager Michelle Nordstrom said the coffee shop is a “really beautiful space” with high ceilings and natural light, serving up hot and cold drinks, baked goods and paninis. “Really just to offer a place where people

DAVE EAGLES/KTW Gone is Zack’s, a longtime coffee shop on the corner of Victoria Street and Fourth Avenue, and in its place is The Vic Downtown. The new name comes two months after the property was purchased by business partners Coun. Denis Walsh and Todd Mason.

could get a cold or hot beverage and enjoy our library space,” Nordstrom said. “We’ve got a large seating area connected to the cafe.” Coffee shop patrons can bring the drinks into the library, so long as they have a lid, to enjoy while browsing for books. Alternatively,

Nordstrom said library patrons can take out a book and read it in the cafe. The opening of Amplified Cafe marks the final stage of a years-long major renovation to the downtown library and TNRD building. “We’re always looking to improve our spaces,” Nordstrom said.







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Household Hazardous Waste Free Disposal Day Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 10 am to 3 pm In front of Mission Flats Landfill 3095 Mission Flats Road Bring your household chemicals to this free drop-off event. All waste will be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. This event is very popular and busy. Please be patient during wait times.

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At three, Keaton Clooten (left) was the youngest participant in Saturday’s Walk for Arthritis on McArthur Island. According to, the local walk raised more than $6,200.

Police apologize for incident with man on Westsyde street Interaction recorded on cellphone video and shared online

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Police have apologized to a Kamloops man wrongly targeted by officers following a report of a suspicious occurrence in Westmount — an incident captured on video and shared widely online. Mounties responded to an area on Collingwood Drive over the noon hour on Thursday for a report of a man “passed out” in a vehicle. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said

the licence plate information provided to police also came back as having been reported stolen. “With this information, police officers attended to this vehicle with an abundance of caution,” she said, noting the circumstances appeared similar to an incident last weekend in which a police vehicle was rammed by a stolen vehicle. “When officers approached the man in the vehicle, he was defensive and didn’t comply

with police directions,” Shelkie said. Shelkie said investigators soon learned the man was the registered owner of the vehicle and had been resting rather than passed out. The vehicle’s licence plate had also been relayed incorrectly and it had never been reported stolen. “A supervisor attended the scene, explained the circumstances leading to the officers’ actions and apologized to the man,” Shelkie said.

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One person was taken to hospital on Friday after a lumber truck rolled and lost its load on Cardew Hill, about 10 kilometres south of Kamloops. Traffic was temporarily reduced to single-lane alternating.

Mosquito numbers decline, but bites may be more likely Less standing water means fewer mosquitos this year, but an agressive breed of bloodsucker is more prevalent locally JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

Those who spend time outdoors may have found themselves itching and scratching lately — but mosquito numbers are lower locally than in recent years. Mosquitos have been hatching and biting and Thompson Nicola Regional District environmental service co-ordinator Martin Dickson said treatment of development sites throughout the region is underway. Dickson said the TNRD’s contractor wrapped up treatment of snow melt areas — mosquitos lay eggs that sit in the soil awaiting water and heat — about a week and a half ago. The crew started treatment with larvicide one week earlier this year, at the end of March. Dickson said mosquitos were particularly bad in the past two years and work started earlier to get a better handle on the situation. This year, he said, there have been fewer development

sites as a result of a “lot less water this year.” “In the last two years, we had so much water,” Dickson said. “Precipitation, snow melt water. We had mosquitos early on.” Dickson said itching and scratching at this time is not likely the result of many mosquitos but instead one particularly aggressive breed, the ochlerotatus dorsalis. “It doesn’t take a lot of them to make someone think that there is a full-on outbreak,” Dickson said. “They’re just really aggressive and you feel their bites, a little painful. That’s largely what the problem is.” Warm weather last week activated any remaining snow melt sites and field technicians are “on it,” Dickson said. The contractor started this morning treating sites in the Darfield, Chuchua and Blackpool zones. With the North Thompson expected to peak this week, aerial treatment from Darfield to Kamloops will target those

activated sites as the flood water rises. “It’ll peak, that’ll activate the sites, the water will drop a bit, then you will get these pools and you can kill these mosquitos in large numbers,” Dickson said. Last year, a record amount of larvicide was applied at nearly 17,000 kilograms to about 4,200 hectares of land in the regional district, including Kamloops. The company’s previous record of 16,190 kilograms was in 2012. Dickson said he hopes the flood water treatment will wrap up over the next couple of weeks. To report a mosquito development site, contact the 24-hour mosquito advisory line by phone at 250-372-5700 or email bwp@ As for itchy residents, Dickson recommended keeping pool covers clean and eaves troughs clean, grass short, wear light-coloured clothing and utilize repellant with deet. “That’s a proven winner,” he said.

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his is the time of year when wildfires begin to become top of mind in B.C.’s Interior. One province over, in Alberta, thousands of people were forced to flee their homes last month as fires raged and closed in on communities. In Kamloops, on Sunday, flames torched part of a field near Sa-Hali secondary, at times edging close enough to area homes to make residents uncomfortable. Those residents, at least some of them, reacted by attacking the blaze with garden hoses prior to the arrival of Kamloops Fire Rescue crews, who made quick work of the incident. Work to limit the potential devastation that could come from interface fires should also be proactive, however. Most Tournament Capital residents could likely walk the perimeter of their home and find at least a couple of things they could do to help keep their property safe and prevent fires from spreading. Kamloops Fire Rescue has been educating city residents with its FireSmart program — a set of guidelines to help reduce risk around homes. Within 10 metres of the home, KFR recommends regularly cleaning debris including twigs, leaves and needles, keeping lawns mowed and watered and keeping eaves clean. Further out, remove accumulations of branches and any vegetation that could act as a ladder for flames, and be sure to space trees three metres apart. Last year, a wildfire grew dangerously close to homes in Batchelor Heights, and a blaze sparked by a construction tool blackened a large swath of hillside adjacent to Sun Rivers, putting residents in the area on high alert. If everyone took steps to keep their home FireSmart and fire safe, the likelihood of wildfires damaging Kamloops homes could be lessened significantly.



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The path to graduation


early 1,000 students from 16 schools and programs are crossing the stage during this year’s grad season in School District No. 73. Class size ranges from five students at Logan Lake secondary to 223 at NorKam secondary. And whether the class is large or small, rural or urban, each student is being cheered on by family, friends and staff at commencement ceremonies and receptions. Generations of graduates in attendance will recall the pomp and circumstance of their own ceremony years prior. But what parents and guests attending the ceremonies throughout the district might not recognize from their own graduation experience, or others they’ve observed, is just how varied each graduate’s journey has been. At the annual Honours’ Reception on May 30, each student that crossed the stage was recognized for their hard work and accomplishments, having achieved in the top five per cent of their school’s population. As their names and future plans were read aloud, it was clear to all in attendance that each student had benefited from the many programs and opportunities available in SD73. Their pathway to graduation and future aspirations mirror the uniqueness of each graduate in the district. Some graduating stu-


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dents are already enrolled in post-secondary programs at Thompson Rivers University and the University of Toronto. Others have opted to take a certificate program at TRU allowing them to earn their high school diploma and graduate with health care assistant certificate. And, through SD73 Trades and Transition programs, many students are already employed as apprentices and working on their red seal trade certification. In recent interviews with the valedictorians from each school it was clear that having a choice in how and what they learn is a key to a student’s success. Whether our grads learned through the arts at Kamloops School of the Arts, prepared for rigorous post-secondary academic studies through our International Baccalaureate program or sought an alternate pathway at Twin Rivers Education Center, something special engaged each of our successful graduates. At SD73, choosing your own

path is about choosing your right way to learn. These varied journeys to graduation corelate to the district’s steadily rising graduation rates. More than 85 per cent of students in SD73 graduate high school ready for post-secondary school or the workplace. We are closing in on parity for Aboriginal graduation in part because SD73 is committed to ensuring Aboriginal students see their culture reflected in our schools and classrooms, and that all students learn the history and the culture of the Secwepemc region. We are provincial leaders in this regard, and our district will continue to work hard to see Aboriginal students achieve the same rates of success as all our students. An important aspect of choosing the right pathway to the future is creating environments where all students feel safe, included and have a sense of identity and belonging. One way SD73 does this is by offering students the choice to find the right program and community to serve their unique needs. We are proud of the Class of 2019. We are confident of the paths they have chosen to connect to their futures. As they set off on this next stage of their journey, we are hopeful they will also remember the pathway home, to Secwepemcúlecw. Kukwste-kuc! Diane Jules is a trustee on the Kamloops-Thompson school district board.


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REFLECTING ON D-DAY ANNIVERSARY Editor: On June 6, 1944, I arrived by boat on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. My role was in the mortar platoon. On June 17, I was based in a barn, anticipating an attack that never came. I went into a nearby shed to disarm the grenades when one exploded, resulting in the loss of my right arm.

DESIGNATE OUR RIVERSIDE PARK AS SACROSANCT Editor: Thank you for keeping the citizens of Kamloops informed on community news. Otherwise, we might not know about something before it becomes a done deal. I was shocked and saddened to read in last Friday’s paper that the public market proponents continue to consider Riverside Park as a venue. A fine downtown plan was completed in 2018 suggesting moving the parking lot in the 400-block of Victoria Street (between the TNRD Building and the Plaza Hotel) underground and using that space for various activities. And we now have the old Value Village building close by that could be incorporated into an attractive year-round public market — a community gathering place. There is no need to try and copy public markets in other cities. At the same time, there is an obvious need to protect and preserve Riverside Park. We are so fortunate to have such a place for people of all ages, families and friends to relax and enjoy this oasis free of commercialism. My suggestion is to designate Riverside Park sacrosanct.

When I returned to Canada, I became a member of The War Amps. It was started by amputee veterans returning from the First World War to help each other adapt to their new reality as amputees. Through the years, we have made it a goal to remember and commemorate our fallen comrades and to educate youth about the horrors of war.

In Normandy, many Canadians died or suffered wounds that they had to carry for the rest of their lives. As we mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, it’s important that we never forget.

GOOD THINGS SHOULD HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE Editor: I was at the doctor’s office recently and encountered a woman and her young daughter, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. She announced to the room that her daughter’s wheelchair had scratched a


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vehicle, which turned out to be mine. She insisted on giving me her number. When I went out after my appointment and looked at my truck, there was a very small scratch, which I wouldn’t have noticed. I googled her name and

found she has a Go Fund Me campaign set up for her daughter’s expensive treatment. This woman has so many challenges in life, but is so kind that she took the time to worry about my insignificant truck and how a scratch might affect me.

Editor: In reference to the story, “Police apologize to man for incident on Westsyde street,” I had a similar experience at 4:30 a.m. in Columbia Square. It was my morning run and I was having a great time — until instantly, I was surrounded by RCMP officers. They asked me politely for identification and confirmed that “yes”, I was that crazy to be out running at 4:30 in the morning in -10 C weather. They were responding to a break and enter and I was the only human found in the area. Nothing to complain about there — I was delighted to see the rapid police response. Jon McCormick Kamloops


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Editor: In response to KTW’s article, “Singh says Kamloops needs to do better on climate change targets.” I direct the reader to google: Dr. Ball is an expert on climate change. His science is presented with simple understandable fact. Anyone who checks out this website will not only become aware of how badly misinformed the public is on the climate change subject, they will become aware of how badly incompetent city council et al really are. Richard Lodmell Kamloops

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Kamloops real estate continues to be a seller’s market, with prices driven up by pent-up demand on the part of buyers. Kamloops and District Real Estate Association president Wendy Runge said the number of listings were up slightly in May, though it was not enough to meet demand. “There’s buyers that are still waiting,” Runge said. “We’ve had historically low inventory for the last, well almost over a year now. The pent-up demand from buyers who are waiting for the right property. Specifically, there are certain price points that are busier than others. We have not caught up yet to have enough inventory to make it a balanced market. Still definitely on the seller’s side.” As a result, home prices continue to rise. Runge said the highest average sale price for a single-family home on record was reported in May at $492,000. The highest demand is for homes in the $400,000 to $500,000 range, with homes in the $200,000 to $300,000 range second behind. “I would say that’s kind of your entry-level home, singlefamily home,” Runge said. “You’re looking at the four to five mark.” Runge said the association tracks the areas from which homebuyers are coming. Sixtytwo per cent of buyers in May came from Kamloops and area, while 38 per cent came from “kind of all over the place,” Runge said. About eight per cent

DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE Kamloops and District Real Estate Association president Wendy Runge said she thinks the lack of a speculation and vacancy tax in Kamloops has helped the region avoid slowdowns seen in other parts of B.C.

THE NUMBERS 327: The number of local residential sales last month, down nearly six per cent from last year 1,223: The number of active residential listings through May, up three per cent from 2018 $492,000: The average price of homes sold in May in Kamloops 62: Percentage of local homebuyers from the Kamloops area

came from Greater Vancouver, with a few more per cent coming from elsewhere in the Lower Mainland area and some from Alberta. “Kamloops is still pretty affordable,” Runge said, noting the city has been immune to speculation and vacancy taxes. “I think that’s continued to help our market grow, where

other areas of the province have seen increases.” Runge said the number of people moving to Kamloops from Vancouver has decreased, however, due to a slowing market on the Coast. Runge said Vancouverites are not leaving as quickly as they were a year or two years ago, when it was easier for them to cash in on equity. Areas of the city that saw the most sales in May were Sahali, Brock and Aberdeen. Asked to make projections for the remainder of the year, Runge said the market is unlikely to change until inventory increases, meaning more listings. “We’ll have to keep a watch on that,” she said. “As soon as we see supply increasing, increasing, increasing, I think you definitely start to see pressure on prices to go down, but no sign of any great changes there.”

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million, up from last May’s 180 permits worth $17.8 million but on pace overall to date at 583 permits worth $97.6 million compared to 676 permits worth $94.9 million in 2018. Residential construction was up in May, with $21.5 million worth of building permits issued compared to last May’s $10.5 million. Dixon said two apartment projects totalling nearly $8 million — a 21-unit building on Commazzetto Road in Valleyview and a 31-unit building on Singh Street in North Kamloops — drove the numbers. “Together, that’s 52 units and

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ilbert Young could not have known what he was in for when he signed up to fight for Canada in the Second World War. Sitting in his North Shore apartment, the 95-year-old is visibly proud of his experience — raising his arms when talking about receiving fire, holding an imaginary rifle when returning it. The only gaps in the action are when he pauses to catch his thought. Then the small living room transforms back into Normandy. But he does not talk about it often. Not with family or friends. “Not really,” he said, quickly returning to his tale. “So we lost a sergeant … ” Young was 20 when he was among the first Allied troops to arrive on D-Day on the shores of Normandy on June 6, 1944 — 75 years ago on Thursday. Toiling in a mine in Ontario, Young joined the military after a recruiter visited his work. He volunteered to be a paratrooper at basic training but didn’t take his first jump until months later in England. It was from a balloon. So were jumps two, three, four and five. “We were training all the time until D-Day,” he told KTW. “When D-Day came along, it was all ready to go. There were so many of us.” Just after midnight on D-Day, 24,000 Canadian, British and American troops descended from the sky on Nazi-controlled Normandy, France. Young was one of the first. “We were the first to jump,” he said. “It’s not that I wanted to be, but I was one of the first ones. The others came after us. You could see them coming down, the silhouettes, when we landed. When it was dark you could look back and look up and see the silhouettes.” Young’s first job on dry land was far from glamorous and it quickly got worse. First, he was tasked by a superior to cut a barbed wire fence. When he finished, he was told to lay on his stomach to help the

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other paratroopers proceed. “Everybody stepped on my back and went across,” he said, beaming. “Then I followed the rest.” Not long after landfall, Young and his fellow soldiers took fire. “All hell broke loose,” he said. “They were shooting at us. It was still dark. Tracers were flying all over the place. Then we fell back and the day was coming. You could tell when the day was coming.” Daybreak on D-Day was far from the end for Young. In the weeks that followed, there were more firefights, seized prisoners and a desparate leap into a trench that resulted in an edge of barbed wire cutting off his pants and leaving a lasting scar. Young said he saw members of his company killed, including a number of friends and superior officers. He was also nearly taken down by enemy fire. “I got hit right here,” Young said, gesturing to his left shoulder, then to the top of his head. “And right through my hat. That one grazed me.” Young was eventually promotLEGION WEEK ed to the rank of sergeant. His company was in Germany by then, having jumped above the Rhine into the fallingOPEN Nazi strongHOUSE hold. JUNE 24 & 25 In a German warehouse, Young said, he was dared by a fellow Canadian soldier to take a motorcycle for a spin. VETERAN’S He was still 20. “It was a really nice motorLUNCH JUNE 28 cycle, but I didn’t know what– I2was noon pm DAVE EAGLES/KTW doing,” Young said. George Young, 95, was a 20-year-old paratrooper on June 6, 1944 — D-Day. His company was among the first to descend from “I went too fast.” above onto Normandy, France. Young’s work after his discharge from the military took him from Ontario’s mines to B.C.’s forests. He fell and broke his leg. His OPEN TO THE military career was over. working “the bush” — felling when D-Day’s 75th anniversary is Alaska, Prince George, Haida After a few months atPUBLIC a hospitrees. remembered on Thursday. Gwaii, Logan Lake and, eventutal in England, Young was home ally, Kamloops — where he now That’s how he wound up in He cheers for the Blue Jays. in Ontario and soon returned to enjoys sitting in his apartment B.C., first a job felling a hydro “I guess it’s got to be Toronto,” work in the mine. Thank you for right of way near Revelstoke and watching baseball, which is he said. A friend later gotsupporting him into your and later work in Vancouver, what he will probably be doing “We’re Canadian.”

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Legacy of Canada’s role in D-Day still lingers LEE BERTHIAUME


OTTAWA — When he jumped out of his landing craft into knee-deep water off the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, Jack Commerford wasn’t contemplating the role he was about to play in what would become one of the most pivotal events in history. The 20-year-old from Newfoundland and Labrador, who had joined the army three years earlier to shoot down German bombers, was too busy doing his job — and trying to stay alive — during the long-awaited Allied assault to free Europe from the Nazis. “I was just thinking of my duties at the moment,’’ recalls Commerford, now 95. “Go where I was sent and do what I was told, that was primarily what I was interested in. I’m not sure how much I thought of the overall war.’’ The invasion of Normandy is widely considered one of the turning points in the Second World War, as the allies smashed through Hitler’s supposedly impregnable Atlantic Wall and began the westward march to Berlin to meet the Soviets coming from the east. But in Canada, which had come into its own in the wake of Vimy Ridge and the First World War, D-Day and the conflagration that spawned it gave the country the chance to find its feet and establish its standing in the world. “D-Day makes us winners,’’ said retired major Michael Boire, an expert on Canadian military history at the Royal Military College of Canada. “It makes us winners in our own eyes. And that’s tremendously important.’’ That wasn’t always the plan. At the start of the war in 1939, thenprime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, fearing another conscription crisis, wanted to keep his country from becoming too deeply involved. Conscription, introduced in 1917, nearly tore Canada apart during the First World War as many Canadians, particularly in Quebec, railed against being forced to fight in Europe. Mackenzie King adopted a policy of “limited liability,’’ in which Canada’s main contributions were small contingents of troops to help defend England and the provision of food, equipment and training to assist the allies. “But the war doesn’t go the way anybody expects,’’ said author and historian Jack Granatstein, former head of the Canadian War Museum. “The Germans in 1940 sweep everything away and all of a sudden Canada is Britain’s major ally. From being a limited liability participant, suddenly we are the major ally of Great Britain. And so all the stops are pulled on the war effort in Canada.’’ That included retooling Canada’s fledgling industrial base to start mass producing weapons, aircraft, warships and tanks,

which in turn laid the groundwork for the future innovation and economic prosperity that Canadians know today. “We go from being a poor country in a very real sense to being a rich country at the same time as we’re fighting the war,’’ said Granatstein, who noted Canada’s gross domestic product doubled between 1939 and 1945. In 1931, Canadians became masters of their own affairs with the Statute of Westminster, a British law that effectively made Canada a sovereign nation. With D-Day and the war, the country was soon basking in a newfound self-confidence matched only by its desire for peace. That manifested itself in Canada’s role as a founder of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, established primarily to check Soviet aggression in Russia, and its strong support for international institutions such as the United Nations to push for a rules-based international order. “It was clear Canada had entered the international scene, it was a player at the table,’’ Boire said. “And Canadian public opinion is all about getting involved in every single international organization that’s around and ... participating in the avoidance of war.’’ Sitting at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa, with his military medals pinned proudly to his chest, Commerford echoes that assessment. “It shaped Canada into being a wonderful, peace-loving country,’’ he said. “I see Canada and its leaders as continually doing things that will encourage or help maintain peace, not only in Canada but also elsewhere. And I think D-Day and the Second World War contributed to that strong desire for peace.’’ Canada started the war with a regular army of 4,200. Eventually, around 1.1 million Canadians would serve in uniform. They were everywhere, be it bombing German cities, escorting naval convoys across the Atlantic or fighting house to house in Italy. But D-Day was the big one, the attack everyone had been waiting for. And while two of the Normandy landing beaches were assigned to the Americans and two to the British, the fifth — an eight-kilometre stretch code-named Juno — was all Canadian. Years of preparation and training following the hard lessons of Dieppe — the disastrous raid two years earlier in which 900 Canadians were killed and nearly 2,000 captured — were put to the test when the first landing craft hit the beach at 7:45 a.m. The casualties in that initial wave were heavy as the Canadians advanced into a maelstrom of German fire; by the end of the day, 340 would be killed — more than twice the number who died during Canada’s entire 13-year war in Afghanistan.

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Industries’ announcement May 10 that it would close a sawmill in Quesnel and cut a shift from its Kelowna sawmill operation, eliminating some 240 jobs. They’re closures that aren’t unexpected, according to industry analysts that estimate as many as a dozen Interior mills will need to close over the next decade to cope with shrinking timber harvests as forests recover from the mountain pine beetle infestation. Interfor, however, said it will direct the timber from cutting rights it’s buying from Canfor to support its state-of-theart Adams Lake sawmill, which employs 235 workers and supports an additional 250 jobs in logging. “This transaction materially enhances Adams Lake’s log supply and sets the stage for its future success in much the same way the investments made (in the mill) 10 years ago set the stage for its success over the last decade,” said Interfor CEO Duncan Davies in a news release. In 2009, Interfor spent $140 million modernizing the Adams Lake mill, which is close to a two-hour drive northeast of Kamloops, and an additional $40 million since then. Canfor, in the news release, said the Vavenby mill, which will close in July after “an orderly wind down,” produced 250 million board feet of lumber per year. After the closure, the company will have 12 sawmills in Canada with a capacity to mill approximately 3.55 billion board feet of lumber.

Horgan promises action following MMIW final report CANADIAN PRESS

Premier John Horgan said survivors and their families showed courage and leadership in sharing experiences that form the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. A statement issued by the premier’s office said the final report highlights the “gendered impacts of colonial violence” that have been so severe the inquiry defined them as a “Canadian genocide.” Horgan said the B.C. government is committed to learning from the stories, taking action and enacting change, adding that the report and its recommendations will be reviewed in detail. They will also be considered in context with the New Democrat government’s work to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. According to B.C.’s submission to the inquiry in December, more than 100 Indigenous women and girls had been murdered or gone missing in the province. Horgan said identifying issues linked to the much higher violence rate against Indigenous women is key and vital to the government’s work toward true reconciliation. “We are committed to developing a path forward to end violence against Indigenous women and girls that will be directly informed by survivors, family members and communities,” Horgan said in the statement. “Community-based engagement to collaborate on taking concrete steps together will soon begin and will continue through the summer and early fall.” In its submission to the inquiry, the provincial government also said 580 Indigenous children died between 1867 and 1984 in the 22 residential schools in B.C., and thousands more youngsters were taken from their homes and raised in non-Indigenous households during the ‘60s Scoop.

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SURREY, B.C. — A report says a local police department in Surrey, B.C., would cost almost 11 per cent

more that the current RCMP force. The report estimates a municipal department in Surrey would cost $192.5 million, compared with the estimated cost of the RCMP in

three years of $173.6 million. Mayor Doug McCallum promised to drop the RCMP and bring in a municipal force during last fall’s campaign.

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VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he accepts the finding that Canada’s treatment of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls amounts to genocide. Debate has erupted over the definition of the term after the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls repeatedly used it in its final report released Monday. But people are wrapped up in the use of the powerful word, when the focus should be on how to put an end to the issues raised

by the inquiry, Trudeau said. “Our focus is going to be, as it must be, on the families, on the communities that have suffered such loss.’’ Trudeau said the tragedy of not treating cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women as a priority has to end. “Our focus is on bringing together people to solve this challenge and that is what we will remain focused on.’’ The impact on these families is indescribable, he said. “We cannot pretend to be a country that cares about human rights, that has a positive impact on the world, if we do not end

this situation once and for all,’’ Trudeau said. The prime minister made the remarks after announcing a $1.4-billion annual investment to advance the health and rights of women around the world starting in 2023. He was speaking at the Women Deliver 2019 conference on gender equality. The national inquiry issued a statement saying Trudeau’s remark Tuesday was “an important moment’’ in the truth and reconciliation journey. “The acceptance of our findings of fact by the federal government, especially our finding of genocide, is an acceptance of

Alberta passes, proclaims bill to repeal carbon tax CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — Alberta’s consumer carbon tax is now officially gone. Members of the legislature voted last night to pass the bill that repeals the tax, and it was signed into law by Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell. The province stopped charging the tax last week, and the federal government announced it will soon replace the fee with its own carbon levy. The provincial carbon tax was implemented by the former NDP

government, adding a surcharge to gasoline at the pumps and on fossilfuelled home heating. United Conservative Premier Jason Kenney won the April election on a promise to kill it, saying the tax hasn’t helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions and took money out of the pockets of working families. Kenney’s government will continue with a tax on large industrial greenhouse gas emitters, and has promised to challenge the constitutionality of the federal carbon tax in court if Ottawa imposes it.

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the truths shared by families and survivors. They no longer need to convince others that genocide is a part of Canadian history,’’ the statement said. Lorelei Williams said it was significant to her to hear Trudeau use the word genocide to describe what has happened to Indigenous women in Canada. Her aunt Belinda Williams has been missing for more than 40 years and the DNA of her cousin Tanya Holyk was found on serial killer Robert Pickton’s farm. “Our people have been saying this for so long,’’ she said. But, she said, she hopes Canadians recognize the problem

is not a thing of the past. “Women are still going missing and being murdered at a high rate,’’ Williams said. Genocide was recognized as a crime under international law in the 1948 United Nations Convention on Genocide, which defined it as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.’’ Marion Buller, the inquiry’s chief commissioner, said Monday the tragedy in Canada is a direct result of a “persistent and deliberate pattern of systemic racial and gendered human- and Indigenous-rights violations.”

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When? Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 1:15 PM The Board of Directors of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing in the TNRD Boardroom, 4th Floor-465 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC, to consider proposed Bylaws 2678, 2684, & 2686. What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2678, 2019? Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2678 comprises two primary areas of change to Zoning Bylaw No. 2400: 1. A variety of changes related to cannabis production and the creation of specific parameters for small-scale commercial production. The proposed amendments would align TNRD zoning with recent federal legislation and clarify terminology in the Bylaw. 2. Minor amendments to Zoning Bylaw 2400 that further restrict the construction of second or temporary dwellings on Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) land, all to align with recent changes to provincial legislation. What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2684, 2019? It is to rezone 4436 Kamloops-Merritt Highway 5A, Upper Nicola (legally described as Parcel W (Plan B1293) of District Lot 117, KDYD, as shown shaded on the map at right, from RL-1: Rural to P-2: institutional. This is to enable reconstruction of Murray Church which was lost in a fire and to recognize the burial grounds surrounding the Church. What is Temporary Use Permit (TUP 37) Bylaw No. 2686, 2019? Bylaw 2686, if passed, would enable short term vacation rental of the existing residential dwelling at 5115 East Barriere Lake FSR (legally described as Block N, District Lot 1954, KDYD), as shown shaded on the map at right. The proposed term is for up to 3 years. The specific TUP 37 conditions are stipulated in the proposed permit, a part of Bylaw 2686. All persons who believe that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed Bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. Additionally, they may make written submissions on the matters of Bylaw 2678, 2684, and 2686 (via the options below) which must be received at our office prior to 4:30 p.m. on the 12th day of June, 2019. The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for this matter. How do I get more information? A copy of the proposed Bylaw and all supporting information can be inspected from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except statutory holidays) at our office, from May 28th, 2019 until 1:15 p.m. the day of the Hearing; or please contact us via any of the options below.

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LONDON — Thousands of protesters greeted President Donald Trump’s U.K. visit with anger and British irony Tuesday, crowding London’s government district while the U.S. leader met Prime Minister Theresa May nearby. Feminists, environmentalists, peace activists, trade unionists and others demonstrated against the lavish royal welcome being given to a president they see as a danger to the world, chanting “Say it loud, say it clear, Donald Trump’s not welcome here.” “I’m very cross he’s here,” said guitar teacher Katie Greene, carrying a home-made sign reading “Keep your grabby hands off our national treasures” under a picture of one of Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis. “I find him scary. My sign is flippant and doesn’t say the things I’d really like to say.” A day of protests began with the flying of a giant blimp depicting the president as an angry orange baby, which rose from the grass of central London’s Parliament Square.



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One group came dressed in the red cloaks and bonnets of characters from Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is set in a dystopian, misogynist future America. Demonstrators filled Trafalgar Square and spilled down Whitehall, a street lined with imposing government offices, before marching half a mile to Parliament. Many paused to photograph a robotic likeness of Trump sitting on a golden toilet, cellphone in hand. The robot caught the attention of passers-by with its recitation of catchphrases including “No collusion” and “You are fake news.” “It’s 16 feet high, so it’s as large as his ego,” said Don Lessem from Philadelphia, who built the statue from foam over an iron frame and had it shipped by boat across the Atlantic. Lessem, a dinosaur expert who makes models of prehistoric creatures, said “I’m interested in things that are big, not very intelligent and have lost their place in history.” “I wanted people here to know that people in America

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do not support Trump in the majority . and humour is my weapon,” he said. Police erected barricades to stop protesters marching past the gates of Downing St., though the shouts and chants could be heard as Trump met May for talks inside the prime minister’s official residence. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the crowd, criticizing the “hatreds that are being fueled by the far-right in politics in Britain, in Europe and the United States.” Corbyn declined an invitation to Monday’s banquet for the president at Buckingham Palace, but sought a meeting with Trump — which was refused. “He wanted to meet today or tomorrow and I decided I would not do that,” said Trump, calling Corbyn “somewhat of a negative force.” Labour confirmed that Corbyn had proposed a meeting. Emily Thornberry, Labour’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, called Trump “a sexual predator” and a racist who did not deserve the honour of a state visit hosted by the queen.

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Maia Manshadi can recall her first foray into the art of cooking as a four year old — making her parents grated cheese with milk mixed together in a bowl. “And my parents ate it with a smile plastered on their faces,” said the Grade 11 student from South Kamloops secondary. These days she’s whipping up healthier eating options, having explored her love of cooking since Grade 8 in home economics classes with teacher Carmen Babin. Last week, Babin tasked Manshadi and the rest of her senior students with creating a healthy version of a cookie — an exercise to teach her students about nutrition and how it can be incorporated into their meals. “We need to be advocates for our health,” said Babin. The challenge also expands students’ understanding of the science behind baking so they’re comfortable experimenting with different ingredients, Babin said. The aroma of cookies and sounds of cook-

ery clanging together filled Room 206 at the school over the lunch hour on Friday as students prepared the final version of their recipes for a panel of judges. Students had to revise a cookie recipe by lowering the fat and sugar and increasing the fibre content all while maintaining a flavourful snack. Manshadi’s come a long way since she was four, putting together choco cherry cookies — cherries and chocolate with coconut, topped with a white chocolate drizzle on top. “I used whole wheat flour and coconut as my base,” she told KTW. “Coconut is an excellent source of protein and whole wheat flour is an excellent source of fibre. And then I put in some cherries.” To make her recipe even healthier she substituted bananas for the eggs as they bind the ingredients together the same way — something she learned in class. She said Babin’s cooking challenge is a great way to learn the importance of eating healthy. See HEALTHY, A19

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Outrigger club gives new canoe an old blessing TODD SULLIVAN STAFF REPORTER

The Wailua Outrigger Canoe Club has added a new boat to its collection, and according to outrigger tradition, that meant a blessing ceremony to prepare the vessel for use. It’s a ceremony that might be unique for Kamloops, but it has a long history associated with the type of canoe in Hawaii and the Polynesian islands of the South Pacific. “The original outriggers were sacred to the people who owned them,” said Paul Blackett, club founder and paddling coach. “They were treated as family members.” Modern outrigger canoes are built with lightweight composites like carbon fibre, but they were originally carved from a single Koa tree. According to traditional Hawaiian beliefs, when the tree fell and died, it took on a new life. Part of the blessing ceremony is to ask the tree for forgiveness in taking its life. The ceremony is also intended to bridge the gap from the tree’s life on land to its new life as part of the water. Among those thanked in the ceremony are Aku, or God, Lono,

the demigod of fertility, and Kanaloa, the demigod of ke kai, or the sea. The club’s new canoe — or wa’a, as it is traditionally known — was purchased with a donation from the Kamloops Blazers Sports Legacy Fund and was christened “Lokahi,” which translates to “unity.” According to Blackett, once the ceremony is complete, the boat is considered the seventh paddler, after the six paddlers inside of it. “It was given a great amount of respect because without it a family couldn’t survive,” he said. “There’s a lot of respect and lore that surrounds the boats.” The ceremony was performed on May 23 on the South Thompson River beach at Riverside Park and was adapted somewhat from a traditional blessing. For example, pineapple was used as one of the offerings instead of the traditional breadfruit because the latter couldn’t be found in Kamloops. On hand for the ceremony were members of the outrigger club, as well as donors. The outrigger club has been in Kamloops under a number of names for 25 years, but has been operated as the Wailua Outrigger

DAVE MERKEL PHOTO Wailua Outrigger Canoe Club has added a new canoe to its fleet and recently performed upon it a traditional blessing.

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GRASSCYCLE - Leave grass clippings on the lawn while mowing. This eliminates bagging and raking and reduces watering and fertilizing. DAVE EAGLES/KTW From left: Abby Klyne, Danny Tarabay, Santiago Lopez and Sydney Fox in an SKSS home-economics class.

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“Not only does it take care of our bodies, but when we eat healthy, it makes our mental capacity much better,” said Manshadi, who dreams of one day starting her own restaurant and even treated her family last December to a homecooked Christmas dinner. Grade 10 students Danny Tarabay and Santiago Lopez

made banana coconut cookies, swapping sugar with honey to make them more nutritious. “I thought cookies were just sugar, butter, cocoa and all that, but today I realized you can do so much more like add coconuts, oats — honey instead of sugar,” Tarabay said. Lopez, an exchange student from Mexico, said this was his first home-economics class,

which opened his eyes to the possibilities of healthier eating habits. Babin said she feels the need to prepare her students for living on their own by exposing them to the plethora of possibilities when it comes to cooking. “If I’m missing something in the fridge I know what else I can use and it’s healthier, as well,” Manshadi said.

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Guru Nanak Fund wants help As it prepares to celebrate the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in November, the Sikh Cultural Society of Kamloops is collecting donations for Royal Inland Hospital via the Guru Nanak Fund that exists at the hospital. The society is urging all Kamloopsians to donate to the Guru Nanak Fund, money from which is used to buy muchneeded items for the hospital. Donations can be made through the Sikh Cultural Society of Kamloops, which is located in the Sikh Temple at 700 Cambridge Cres. on the North Shore. Receipts will be issued to donors who contribute until November, when a cheque for the total amount raised will be presented to RIH officials. The Guru Nanak Fund was established in 2003 by the Sikh Cultural Society of Kamloops. Since then, more than $165,000 has been raised to help RIH. Of that amount, $30,000 was collected by Tarsem Singh Gill and sons Sukhwinder Singh and Surinder Singh via the annual Indo-Can Golf Tournament. The fund is named after Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Sikh religion’s founder and first guru, who was born in 1469 in Nankanna Sahib, which is in modern-day Pakistan. Guru Nanak spread a simple message: “We are all one, created by one creator of all creation.” His message to humanity was to work hard, meditate in God’s name and give to the less fortunate. Guru Nanak believed in equality and held women and men in the same regard, insisting they should have equal rights.

ICCHA INCHING CLOSER WITH BIG CHEQUE: Eleventh annual ICCHA/Wish Fund Gala event organizer Amrita Ebata (second from left) joins ICCHA/Wish founder Al Patel, wife Bina Patel, Sherry Blanchard, Lucky Gill, Anil Parekh and Jyoti Parekh to present Royal Inland Hospital Foundation director of annual giving, Jenna Vanderburgh, a cheque for $179,000 on Tuesday at Pioneer Park. Joining in the giving are major donors to this year’s campaign to raise funds for new cardiac equipment and to move one step closer to reaching the ultimate goal of establishing a catheterization Lab in Kamloops. FOR THE ANIMALS: Sean Fowler and Christina Fowler of Moose Lodge 1552 made a $1,000 donation to the BCSPCA’s Kamloops branch, received by representative Ya-Ting Chang.



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Kamloops high school student is buzzing about her business’s future, which aims to save the planet’s honey makers one drink at a time. Grade 11 student Sofia Sirianni is selling customized drink coasters in an effort to spread the word about declining bee population in B.C. She started the business, dubbed Apiculture, with three fellow high school students, but is taking it forward on her own as the CEO and owner — a promotion from her former title as vice-president of marketing. “I’m nervous, but I’m also really excited,” she said of branching off on her own. “I see a lot of potential for Apiculture and what it can do for the education of people in our community.” The wooden coasters are on point — coated in beeswax to make them waterproof, cut in the shape of honeycomb and featuring designs of local

DAVE EAGLES/KTW South Kamloops secondary student Sofia Sirianni has designed bee-themed coasters to spread the word about the declining bee population.

flowers and bees. To encourage people to do their part, wildflower seeds are included in every pack of four. A dollar from every sale of the coasters goes to the Shuswap Master Gardener Association — a collection of volunteers who seek to educate the public with environmentally responsible gardening advice. “They have education programs for people on how to plant your flowers and where and what would be best for the bees,” said Sirianni. Sirianni is working on a mobile app to educate customers about the importance of

bees and their role in the ecosystem. “It’s an idea that’s still in the works,” she said. Once the app is ready, Sirianni envisions customers being able to scan a QR code on their purchase that will lead them to the app where they can learn about bees and the issues they face — such as climate change and pesticide use. Add ons to her product in the form of the seeds and app are easy ways to get people engaged with the issue, Sirianni said. Over the summer, she plans to stockpile 100 packs to prepare for a trade show in the fall.

Sirianni plans to contact local wineries to see if they’d be interested in hosting the product, and explore the option of doing custom orders for companies with their logo. The coasters are created using a laser cutter at Kamloops Makerspace, then sanded, coated in beeswax and packaged. Currently they’re available at Moustache and Go restaurant on Tranquille Road and home goods store Far and Wide, located downtown. “I’ve always wondered what it would be like to own my own company,” Sirianni said. Sirianni started the business

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HALIFAX — The FBI has stepped up its investigation into the demise of Vancouverbased QuadrigaCX, which was one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges before it was shut down amid a storm of controversy. The victims services section of the FBI has posted a survey on its website asking potential victims to voluntarily disclose details about their account balances, transactions and other financial records linked to the $200-million fiasco. “Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information,” the agency said Monday in an introduction to the online form. The cryptocurrency industry, which trades in digital assets like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum, is not regulated or subject to industry oversight in Canada. QuadrigaCX clients were scattered around the world. The FBI survey asks for

user names, email confirmations for transactions, details about each user’s most recent transactions, deposit addresses, withdrawal requests and so-called hot wallet addresses. A hot wallet refers to cryptocurrencies that are stored on a computer server connected to the internet, which makes for easy transfers and trading. However, most digital assets are typically stored in cold wallets, kept on USB flash drives or laptops that are kept offline to prevent hacking. In early March, the accounting firm Ernst and Young said several of QuadrigaCX’s cold wallets had been found, but all of them were empty. As well, the accounting firm said it had determined QuadrigaCX’s lone director — 30-year-old Gerald Cotten of Fall River, N.S. — was mixing his personal and corporate finances, and that 14 user accounts had been created with aliases to draw from deposits that “may have been artificially created.”

The FBI said it is legally bound to identify victims of the federal crimes that it investigates and provide them with information and assistance. The American investigation includes resources from the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the computer crime section of the federal Justice Department. The QuadrigaCX trading platform stopped operating Jan. 28, more than a month after Cotten died suddenly while travelling in Jaipur, India. His widow, Jennifer Robertson, has said Cotten died from complications linked to Crohn’s disease. Soon after Cotten’s death was announced, Robertson produced an affidavit in Nova Scotia Supreme Court saying her late husband was the only QuadrigaCX employee who knew the encrypted pass codes needed to get at $190 million in cryptocurrency. At the time, she said about 115,000 QuadrigaCX users were also owed $70 million in cash, much of which was

tied up in bank drafts and accounts held by several third-party payment processors. As of April, QuadrigaCX and its associated companies owed creditors $215.7 million, according to Ernst and Young, which is now overseeing bankruptcy proceedings. The accounting firm confirmed in a report last month it had recovered only $28 million in assets — virtually all of it in cash. As well, Ernst and Young said it might not be possible to complete a full review of QuadrigaCX’s finances, mainly because of the company’s poor bookkeeping and lack of co-operation from its business partners. The firm has said it is making progress in retrieving funds from QuadrigaCX’s payment processors and other exchanges, and it plans to file an investigation report within the next two months. A total of 76,319 unsecured creditors — virtually all of them QuadrigaCX clients — have come forward to claim they are owed $214.6 million.

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TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. said light vehicle sales fell an estimated 5.9 per cent in May from a year earlier as a downward trend in Canadian auto sales continued. The automotive consultant said light vehicle sales totalled about 202,800 for the month, down from 215,407 a year earlier. The dip in May marked the 15th consecutive month of sales declines when compared with the previous year. A consumer shift away from passenger cars towards generally higher-emission SUVs and pickup truck options continued in May, with car sales down 17.4 per cent for the month while light truck sales declined only 0.4 per cent. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles saw sales drop 25.4 per cent from a year earlier for the biggest drop in sales. The dip comes as FCA is in talks on a merger with French producer Renault. DesRosiers said General Motors, which switched to quarterly reporting in April, saw sales drop an estimated 12.5 per cent, while Honda was down 4.9 per cent and Ford slipped 1.6 per cent. Toyota, the third-biggest seller in Canada, saw sales climb nine per cent.

Are There Alternatives to Stocks & Bonds? Over 20 years ago, foundations, endowments and pension plans could allocate 100% to bonds because interest rates were over 7.25% and they could meet their short and long-term objectives. Currently, a 10-year government bond only yields 1.55% making it a challenge for institutions, as well as, retirees! To overcome this, their portfolios need more money or different strategies. Such institutions have invested in "Alternatives" to improve the quality of their returns and enhance their diversification. Alternatives (Alts) can generally be broken down into three categories: 1) Private Equity & Debt: direct ownership of or lending to companies 2) Real Assets: stable businesses in Real Estate, Infrastructure or Resources 3) Hedge Funds: employ advanced strategies like: options, futures, leverage, stop-losses, shorting, etc. In technical speak; they desire uncorrelated and superior risk-adjusted returns. According to their website, The Canada Pension Plan has drastically changed since

1997 when it was 100% bonds. In order to ensure long term sustainability, today it sits at 11% bonds, 39% equity and 50% Alts. In the United States, most college and university endowments voluntarily reported to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). In 2017, over 800 members which include notables like Harvard, Yale, Princeton reported the following average asset allocation: 4% Cash 8% Fixed Income 16% US Stocks 19% Foreign Stocks 53% Alts The Alternative Universe is a challenge to navigate because they are less regulated, less transparent and difficult to make comparisons. Many strategies have higher minimums and redemption periods of 3-12 months. Furthermore, Alts can only be purchased by a licensed Portfolio Manager or an accredited investor which requires a minimum level of: income, investable assets or net worth. We focus mostly on Private Debt & Equity because their prices tend to remain stable and they can provide steady income of 5 ~ 8% paid monthly. Like virtually all investments, Alts are not 100% guaranteed, some Alts can be risky and are not suitable for all investors. Since the 2008 financial crisis, many banks have stricter guidelines. As such, businesses look to finance loans or mortgages from

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non-banks and in return provide collateral and/or personal guarantees. Among the most important criteria to the borrower is speed of execution and certainty that the deal will be approved. The lenders typically look at the 5Cs of credit: Character, Capital, Capacity, Collateral and Conditions. As the old saying goes, it is easy to make a loan but hard to collect! If a deal goes into default it may be resolved quickly or it could deteriorate and require enforcement which can lead to impairment (loss). Between 1998-2015, Russell concluded the Private Debt asset class loss rate was -0.7% versus -2.8% for High Yield Bonds. This difference was likely due to enhanced security, covenants, control of the recovery process and an information advantage. Private Lenders typically have boots on the ground and a deep understanding of the borrower's financial situation, demographics, economics, real estate laws, governments, etc. We feel investors should take a hard look at their portfolio mix now as we believe we are in the late stages of the business cycle. In addition, we recommend that investors work with an experienced Portfolio Manager to help build a more diversified and resilient portfolio for today’s world. Until next time…Invest Well. Live Well.

This document was prepared by Eric Davis, Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor, and Keith Davis, Investment Advisor, for informational purposes only. The information has been drawn from sources believed to be reliable. The information does not provide financial, legal, tax or investment advice and should be evaluated relative to each individual's objectives and risk tolerance. The contents of this document are not endorsed by TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, a division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. which is a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. Published June 5, 2019.

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EXPERIENCE Important home security tips for seniors Seniors are often targeted by criminals. Though many criminals target seniors from afar via telephone or internet scams, criminals seek to enter seniors’ homes. The Bureau of Justice Statistics offers that, between 2003 and 2013, the ratio of property crime to violent crime was higher for the elderly and persons between the ages of 50 and 64 than it was for younger persons between the ages of 25 and 49. Home security is important for people of all ages, but especially so for seniors and aging individuals living alone. By following certain safety tips and developing a home security plan, seniors can feel safer at home. • Lock windows and doors. It may seem like common sense, but failure to repeatedly lock windows and doors can, and often does, give burglars easy entry into the home. • Think about a smart doorbell. Technology now enables doorbells to provide a video feed to a person’s smartphone or tablet over WiFi. This allows residents to see who is at the door and speak to this person without having to open the door.

Products like Ring register motion activity and record short videos from outside of the house.

• Don’t share or leave keys. Avoid leaving keys under a mat or in a flower pot. Others may be

watching your actions and gain access to your home while you are away.

• Ask for ID. When service people or other individuals come to the door, verify their credentials by asking to see identification. • Get a home security system. The best protection against burglars is a home security alarm, states Such an alarm often deters burglars from breaking in. • Install a lockable mailbox. Locked mailboxes restrict access to sensitive information, such as bank account numbers, sent in the mail. Make sure retirement cheques or other payments are deposited directly into bank accounts instead of having them sent by cheque. • Use home automation. Home automation, or a “smart home,” can be utilized to turn on lights, set the thermostat, lock doors and much more. • Adopt a dog. Dogs can be an asset to seniors. Dogs provide companionship and can bark or alert seniors if someone is around or inside of the home. Home security is serious business for seniors who are vulnerable to criminals.

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Health screenings men should discuss with their doctors Routine doctor visits are a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. As noted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, even men who feel healthy and live active lifestyles must make routine visits to their healthcare providers. Such visits can assess risk for future medical problems and offer men the opportunity to update vaccinations. Routine health checkups also give doctors a chance to screen for medical issues. Doctors consider a man’s age and other risk factors to determine when and how frequently he will need certain medical screenings. For example, while men between the ages of 40 and 64 are often advised to get blood pressure screenings at least once per year, those with diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems and other conditions may need more frequent screenings. No two men have the same medical histories, which only highlights the need for men of all ages to

schedule annual physical exams with their physicians. Such exams can reveal potential problems and make for great opportunities to discuss more specific medical screenings. The following are some general screening tests and guidelines recommended for men between the ages of 40 and 64, courtesy of the USNLM. Prostate cancer The USNLM notes most men age 50 or older should discuss screening for prostate cancer with their physicians. Ethnicity and family history are some of the recognized risk factors for prostate cancer. As a result, African American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer in a firstdegree relative younger than 65 should discuss screenings beginning at age 45. There are pros and cons to prostate cancer screenings and these should be part of men’s discussions with their physicians.

Colorectal cancer All men between the ages of 50 and 75 should be screened for colorectal cancer. Physicians may recommend colorectal screening for men younger than age 50 with a family history of colon cancer or polyps. In addition, physicians may consider screenings for men younger than 50 who have a history of inflammatory bowel disease. Cholesterol The USNLM advises men to have their cholesterol levels checked every five years. Men with certain conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, may need to be checked more often. Diabetes Diabetes screenings are recommended every three years for men age 45 and older. Men who are overweight and younger than 45 should ask their physicians if they should be screened before they reach 45.

Osteoporosis Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, but that doesn’t mean men are immune to this condition marked by a weakening


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Health screenings can catch diseases and other conditions in their early stages when they’re most treatable. Such screenings should be a vital part of men’s health routines.

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EXPERIENCE Tips for losing weight after menopause Menopause is a time of change in a woman’s life. Much as the start of menstruation is accompanied by great fluctuations in hormones that can cause different symptoms, so, too, is the end of menstruation. During menopause, many women experience weight gain and have trouble shedding pounds. Researchers are not quite sure why women gain weight during menopause. However, the health and wellness site Healthline advises that both elevated and low levels of estrogen can lead to increased fat storage. This is compounded by a loss of muscle mass that occurs due to age, hormonal changes and decreased physical activity. According to JoAnn Pinkerton, MD, executive director of the North American Menopause Society, most women will gain about five pounds during the menopause transition. Women who do not gain weight may notice that fat is

being repositioned around their midsections. Other factors also may contribute to this weight gain. Losing weight during the menopause transition can be challenging, but it is not impossible. • Cut down on calories. Post-menopausal women can cut back on calories because they likely do not need as much as they did when they were younger. Eating may be out of habit, not necessity. • Increase exercise. While mature women may not have the endurance of younger women, they can make up for it by scheduling shorter, more frequent exercise sessions. The general recommendation is 30 minutes of moderateintensity exercise most days per week. But this can be split up into different sessions per day. Incorporate resistance training to help combat muscle mass lost from aging. The more muscle one has, the more calories burned, even at rest.

• Cut out sweetened beverages and desserts. Cutting back on sugary items can trigger weight loss. Researcher Bethany Barone Gibbs, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh, noted that participants in a school-sponsored weightloss study who were able to decrease their consumption of desserts and sugarsweetened beverages tended to have more success losing weight and keeping it off than those who did not. • Talk about medications. Speak with a doctor about medications, some of which can contribute to weight gain. Many women are prescribed antidepressants in midlife to combat, among other things, symptoms of menopause. Side effects of such medications can include weight gain. Women gaining weight during menopause can discuss their concerns with their doctors, trainers and dieticians and work toward healthy goals for postmenopausal weight loss.


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I 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. 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 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 Kamloops Tourism with the goal of encouraging locals to become ambassadors for the city. Each month, about 35 Kamloops residents are invited to participate in a tour of a handful of local destinations. You won’t know what they’re going to be before you get there, but that’s part of the fun. I arrived for the tour on April 25 not sure what to expect and was greeted by a check-in table manned by Tourism Kamloops staff. 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 giving away tons of prizes. 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 in Kamloops. After a break overtop of Brock, we hiked back to the bus and loaded up for the next stop, which turned out to be newly opened Moustache and Go, the take-out focused expansion of Red Beard Cafe. 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

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After a group photo at Overlander Park, we climbed about the bus one last time and were returned to the Tourism Kamloops Visitors Center 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

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ranks in 2016, but a knee injury (torn ACL and MCL) and two surgeries put his career on ice. Family and friends helped convince Cottoy to give the game one more chance. When Blokker took a job with the Langley Rams of the B.C. Football Conference, the receiver left his dad in Calgary and moved to the Fraser Valley. “I came over here to Canada, enjoyed it and my dad, at the time, was with my ex-step mom and we were living together,” Cottoy said. “My dad got divorced. It was just me and my dad for a couple years. That kind of helped me grow as a man. The second half of my life prepared me for football.” Cottoy had an otherworldly post-season to cap an incredible 2018 campaign that saw Langley reach the CJFL final, in which the perennial powerhouse Saskatoon Hilltops culled the Rams 58-21. Receiving numbers from four playoff games — 25 receptions for 645 yards and eight touchdowns — were augmented by three rushing touchdowns. And did we mention he punts? Cottoy led the BCFC in punting in the 2018 playoffs, hoofing it 18 times for 664 yards, an average of 36.9 yards per kick. The Lions in December signed the 22-year-old, 6-foot-5, 230-pound receiver to a two-year contract. “He has it all — size, speed, athletics, high football IQ — but the thing that separates Jevon from a lot of guys is his work ethic and his commitment to his craft,” said Howie Zaron, who coached the Rams last season. “I thought last year when he first came out to junior that he would make the Lions. I’m not sure the B.C. Lions thought that. They were unaware of what Jevon could do. “I think now the Lions have gone from, ‘Hey, listen, let’s develop this young Canadian kid,’ to, ‘Hey, this young Canadian kid is going to step in and contribute right away.’” The Rams moved Cottoy around last year, using him at wide receiver, in the slot, at running back, in wildcat formations and, yes, at punter.



alerie Lavia is wearing Jevon Cottoy’s jersey in her WhatsApp profile picture. That’s her son, who plays for the B.C. Lions — and she’s damn proud of him. Cottoy, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, moved to Canada about 12 years ago to live with his father, Elroy, in Calgary, a gut-wrenching decision made after about a year’s worth of discussion with Valerie. “I didn’t really have much growing up,” said Cottoy, who spoke to KTW last week after a training camp session at Hillside Stadium. “Some would say I came from nothing, but I don’t really look at it that way. I come from a hard-working family. “I was hesitant, but I hadn’t seen my dad in like nine years. I was so anxious to just see him. I didn’t really have that father figure in my life. “My mom is still in the Caribbean with my little sister (Brianna). I’m trying really hard to work as much as I can to help her and provide a better life for her.” Lions’ star receiver Bryan Burnham said the rookie is pushing toward cracking a spot on the active roster, inching his way into a starting position that would make him a ratio-breaking Canadian, but Cottoy is very much a work in progress. “We worked with him in Surrey before camp and you could see he was a great athlete, but just a little bit raw, not necessarily a football player, but a great athlete,” Burnham said. “This past week, he’s come a long way, to the point where he is getting first-team reps and potentially going to be a starter on this football team.” Cottoy didn’t know a thing about football (or what it feels like to be truly freezing) until he moved to Cow Town. He picked up the pigskin at age 13 and caught on in a hurry, eventually landing with head coach Matt (Snoop) Blokker and the Calgary Colts of the Prairie Football Conference, which belongs to the Canadian Junior Football League. The standout athlete was recruited to play for the Calgary Dinos in the U Sports

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Mats Lindgren was among the most impressive players at Kamloops Blazers’ spring development camp on the weekend at Brock Arena. For more photos, go online to

Dylan Garand and Ken Fox, the former a goaltender who turns 17 on Friday and the latter one of the Kamloops Blazers’ head scouts, had different views on the weekend at the WHL club’s spring development camp, but saw the same thing. Mats Lindgren and Connor Levis grabbed their attention. “There’s no doubt — our first round picks,” said Fox, the Blazers’ head scout for Saskatchewan. “Their skating, Lindgren’s skating, just unbelievable edges. And the big Levis boy, he’s a big, strong power forward.” Added Garand: “With Mats, his hands are tremendous. He’s out there dangling guys and he’s got a good shot, too, especially for not being a huge, stocky guy. With Levis, he’s fast and big and strong and he can really rip the puck. He scored on me a few times.” Whether they sign with Kamloops remains to be seen. Both Lindgren, picked sev-


enth overall at the WHL Bantam Draft in Red Deer in May, and Levis, nabbed 20th overall, are verbally committed to the NCAA Division-1 University of Michigan Wolverines. “I’m still trying to decide,”

said Lindgren, a 5-foot-8, 140pound defenceman from North Vancouver. “I love Kamloops, the city, the organization. Everything has been really good so far. I’m really happy about it.” Levis and Lindgren were both

complimentary of the Blazers without tipping their hands. “Me and Mats, we played back in peewee, went to a Quebec international tournament and billeted together,” said Levis, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound forward

from Vancouver. “It was lots of fun. When I found out he also got a scholarship from Michigan, I was really excited for him. I practise a lot with his dad, [former NHLer] Mats Lindgren. We’re great friends. We have talked a bit about our decisions. Right now, we are not 100 per cent sure on what we want to do, but definitely playing together would be lots of fun.” The prospects’ camp, for 2003- and 2004-born players, was more about orientation than evaluation, with facilities flaunted and off-ice activities (a messy painting session at 4Cats Arts Studio was a highlight) held to expedite team bonding for the 22 who participated. And make no mistake — it was also about courtship. Majority owner Tom Gaglardi was in town and watching hockey was surely not the only thing on his agenda, with members of the Levis and Lindgren families among those looking on at Brock Arena. See BIG, A31


Orientation, evaluation and courtship at Blazers’ spring development camp MARTY HASTINGS


Mats Lindgren was among the most impressive players at Kamloops Blazers’ spring development camp on the weekend at Brock Arena. For more photos, go online to

Dylan Garand and Ken Fox, the former a goaltender who turns 17 on Friday and the latter one of the Kamloops Blazers’ head scouts, had different views on the weekend at the WHL club’s spring development camp, but saw the same thing. Mats Lindgren and Connor Levis grabbed their attention. “There’s no doubt — our first round picks,” said Fox, the Blazers’ head scout for Saskatchewan. “Their skating, Lindgren’s skating, just unbelievable edges. And the big Levis boy, he’s a big, strong power forward.” Added Garand: “With Mats, his hands are tremendous. He’s out there dangling guys and he’s got a good shot, too, especially for not being a huge, stocky guy. With Levis, he’s fast and big and strong and he can really rip the puck. He scored on me a few times.” Whether they sign with Kamloops remains to be seen. Both Lindgren, picked sev-


enth overall at the WHL Bantam Draft in Red Deer in May, and Levis, nabbed 20th overall, are verbally committed to the NCAA Division-1 University of Michigan Wolverines. “I’m still trying to decide,”

said Lindgren, a 5-foot-8, 140pound defenceman from North Vancouver. “I love Kamloops, the city, the organization. Everything has been really good so far. I’m really happy about it.” Levis and Lindgren were both

complimentary of the Blazers without tipping their hands. “Me and Mats, we played back in peewee, went to a Quebec international tournament and billeted together,” said Levis, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound forward

from Vancouver. “It was lots of fun. When I found out he also got a scholarship from Michigan, I was really excited for him. I practise a lot with his dad, [former NHLer] Mats Lindgren. We’re great friends. We have talked a bit about our decisions. Right now, we are not 100 per cent sure on what we want to do, but definitely playing together would be lots of fun.” The prospects’ camp, for 2003- and 2004-born players, was more about orientation than evaluation, with facilities flaunted and off-ice activities (a messy painting session at 4Cats Arts Studio was a highlight) held to expedite team bonding for the 22 who participated. And make no mistake — it was also about courtship. Majority owner Tom Gaglardi was in town and watching hockey was surely not the only thing on his agenda, with members of the Levis and Lindgren families among those looking on at Brock Arena. See BIG, A31


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That dexterity is proving beneficial in Cottoy’s pursuit of a starting job with the Leos. He has been used in the R slot position, which is a sort of hybrid of the slot, wide-receiver and tightend positions. “Guys like that don’t grow on trees, with a catch radius that size and who run that well, but then are able to slide into the box and pick up a blitz. He has a unique skillset,” Lions’ receivers’ coach Markus Howell said. “With a Canadian passport and that size and speed, we like the way he’s projecting. We want Canadians on the roster who can potentially start. Those guys are called ratiobreakers.” Howell also smiled and nodded when told what Burnham said about Cottoy. “Raw? Exactly. He’s a blank canvas,” Howell said. “Great kid. Pulls me aside. Doesn’t interrupt when you’re talking. Will show up to meetings with a gang of notes and a gang of questions. “I’ve got to meet with him after this practise because there was a concept he’s not quite getting the grasp of. You want that kid on your squad.” Howell, general manager Ed Hervey and head coach DeVone Claybrooks will be keeping an eye on Cottoy when the Lions play host

to the Calgary Stampeders at BC Place Stadium on Friday, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. “We wait until the lights come on,” Howell said. “The stakes are higher.” The Caribbean Canadian, anxious to make an impression in his professional debut, dropped the first pass that came his way in the Lions’ pre-season opener against the hometown Edmonton Eskimos on May 26, but rebounded with three straight snags to lead the team with 45 receiving yards. Word travelled quickly to mom in Prospect, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “Me and her talk every other day,” Cottoy said. “Facetime, WhatsApp video … I’m always sending her pictures of my games. “I’d love to move her here, but my mom always complains about how cold it is. I’m thinking this is the warmest place in Canada. Hopefully, she changes her mind.” Burnham is warming up to the idea of Cottoy becoming a permanent resident with the Lions’ starting offence. “Just look at the guy,” Burnham said. “He’s a physical specimen. You don’t really see that a lot, whether American or Canadian. He definitely has a chance and he’s in the right mindset. He has a real shot at being a big part of our offence, but he’s still learning and there’s a long way to go.”



ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Jevon Cottoy pulls in a pass at Hillside Stadium during B.C. Lions Fan Fest on Saturday. The evening of fun and entertainment for fans was also another chance for coaches and management to evaluate players, said receivers’ coach Markus Howell. Cottoy will again be under the microscope on Friday, when the Lions host the Calgary Stampeders at BC Place Stadium. For more photos from Fan Fest, go to page A11 and online to


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Levis had 24 goals and 62 points in 26 games in 2018-2019 for St. George’s School’s bantam prep squad in 2018-2019. Gaglardi’s son, Bennett, was also on that team, which toils in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. “The players are incredible, the staff, the coaches … I really feel part of this organization,” said Levis, a right-shot centre. “It’s really cool to be a Blazer. “I have some time to think about my decision. I have two great ways to go, but the Blazers are definitely an amazing organization and a great place to play.” Lindgren, a left shot, had four goals and 26 points in 27 games last season for Burnaby Winter Club bantam prep. “I’ve got a big decision to make,” Lindgren said. “She [his mom] likes the weather, the arena. Even the staff is very friendly to her when she’s in the stands. She

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thinks it’s been really good.” Fox was asked if he could provide insight on the Wolverinescommitted players’ futures with the Blazers. “They’re close,” he said. Added Blazers’ head B.C. scout Robbie Sandland: “It’s a priority. The biggest thing is we believe in our program and we are a very good option. We’re going to keep at it.” Part-owner and former NHL star Darryl Sydor led the team of coaches who ran the

camp. He appears to be among candidates for the Blazers’ head coaching position, which became vacant when Serge Lajoie and the team parted ways in April. “We are getting close, but we’re taking our time, double checking, triple checking, doing extra interviews with the individuals,” Blazers’ GM Matt Bardsley said when asked about the state of the hiring process. “We want to make sure we feel really good about it when we walk away from it.”

It seems likely the next head coach, whoever that may be, will share perspective with Fox and Garand. “Going forward, these guys look like they’re going to be good hockey players,” Fox said of Levis and Lindgren. Added Garand: “When I first came here, I was blown away by not only the city but the organization and everyone around it. I hope they got the same impression and choose the WHL instead of NCAA.”

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RiverDogs Red and White experienced opposite fates in weekend 13-and-under B.C. Minor Baseball Association spring league action. Red (8-4) swept a doubleheader against the West Kelowna D-Backs (2-10) in Kamloops on Sunday, winning 7-4 and 17-3. Ryder Corsi drove in the goahead run with a double in Game 1 and in Game 2 went 3-for-3 at the plate to rack up four RBI and provide run support for Grady Johnson, who struck out four batters in three innings of shutout work on the mound. The hometown Penticton Tigers earned two 12-4 wins over RiverDogs White (4-8) on Saturday. Lane Tozer made his pitching debut for the Dogs in Game 1, striking out one batter and giving up four runs in two innings. Calvin Walker was 2-for-3 at the dish in Game 2, with a walk, a run and an RBI. The Tigers are 11-1.


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SPORTS Canada, Cameroon to clash in World Cup action as Sinclair chases record ANNE PETERSON



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The Women’s World Cup kicks off on Friday in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer’s most prestigious trophy. Christine Sinclair is the most prolific scorer ever in Canadian soccer and with 181 career goals she’s edging closer to former U.S. star Abby Wambach, who holds the international record — among men or women — with 184. Sinclair has been the face of the Canadian women’s team for 19 years. Now 35, this tournament will be the soft-spoken captain’s fifth, and likely final, World Cup. Canada has won bronze medals at the past two Olympics, but the closest the Canadians have come to a

Warriors ailing podium finish at the World Cup was in 2003, when they finished fourth. This year, Canada is in Group E, along with Cameroon, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Cameroon and Canada will square off on Monday in Montpellier, with kickoff slated for noon.

Titans place fifth at rugby provincials The South Kamloops Titans posted a 2-1 record to claim the Bowl Trophy for their fifth-place finish at the AA Tier 2 B.C. High School Rugby Championship in Abbotsford on the weekend.

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OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors will be short-handed for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on Tuesday forward Kevon Looney (costal cartilage fracture) will be out for the rest of the series after being hurt in Game 2, while star Kevin Durant (calf), who hasn’t played since May 8, will remain out. Warriors’ star guard Klay Thompson, who left Game 2 in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury, is questionable. “If there’s a risk, we’d rather give him the next couple days to continue to heal and, hopefully, have him out there for Game 4,’’ Kerr said. “It’s literally day to day.’’ Kerr said Durant will get on the floor at the team’s practice facility later on Tuesday. “He’s out for tomorrow, but improving,’’ Kerr said. Warriors’ forward Andre Iguodala, who played Game 2 and hit a three-pointer to seal it, will play Game 3 after suffering a leg injury in Game 1. The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1 after the Warriors’ 109-104 win over the Raptors on Sunday in Toronto. — Canadian Press


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October 5, 1940 – May 30, 2019 David Tagle Tarlit of Lake Country, BC passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the age of 70 years. He is survived by his loving wife Ligaya “Lily” Tarlit and children Steven Tarlit of Kelowna and daughter-inlaw Tanya Tarlit of Kelowna, as well as grandchildren Halen Tarlit and Alexa Tarlit, and his brothers Ben Tarlit and Moises Tarlit. David was predeceased by his parents Francisco and Romana Tarlit, brothers Samuel, Leonardo and Espiritu and sister Lolita. David loved fishing and loved spending time in the garden attending fruits and vegetables. He was also very involved with helping those in need in the Philippines through missionary work. David will be remembered as a kind, big-hearted and very generous person who will be missed by his loving family and many dear friends. The Memorial Tea to Celebrate David’s Life will take place at 2:30 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Friends are also invited to attend the urn burial at 1:30 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Hillside Cemetery, 750 Notre Dame. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from


In Loving Memory Carolyn Joy King

July 17, 1941 – May 23, 2019

Carolyn was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on July 17, 1941 and passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Carolyn will be greatly missed and always remembered. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BCSPCA in her honour. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Cabana Room at 2400 Oakdale Way in the Oakhills trailer park.

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Carman Anthony Candido

Brian Joseph Mulhern It is with great sadness that Brian’s family announce that he passed away on May 26, 2019 at the age of 78. Fortunately his wife, children and siblings were able to be there to say their final goodbyes. Brian is survived by his wife Barb, his children Tracy and Michael (Linda), by Barb’s children Trevor (Anita) Ely and Andrea (Wayne Hesketh) Ely. He was known as Poppa to Trevor’s and Andrea’s children Keenan MacDonald Ely, Tianna MacDonald Ely, Kirsten Ely and Peter Ely. He is also survived by his siblings Kay (Harv) Taylor, JoAnn (Phil LeGood), Pat (MJ) and Ron (Jen), seven nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by his parents Joe and Kit. Brian fondly remembers his childhood growing up in Squamish. During these years, he developed a passion for sports and the outdoors. After high school Brian went to Vancouver to learn his trade. Upon becoming an electrician, he worked mainly in the pulp mill industry, starting his career in Powell River. He later moved his young family to Kamloops to work at Weyerhaeuser. After his retirement from the pulp mill, Brian and Barb travelled extensively visiting other parts of BC, Canada and many countries around the world. He especially loved the bike and barge trips they did in Europe. Throughout his life, Brian was very active and enjoyed hiking, biking, slowpitch and tennis. It was not unheard of for him to bike from Westsyde to the tennis club to play a game or two and then bike home.

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1938 - 2019 Carman was born on June 12, 1938 and passed away peacefully on May 26, 2019 from complications of Alzheimers. Carman is survived by his devoted and loving wife and companion Linda of 29 years, his son Brett (Sarah), his brother Kenny, his sisters-inlaw Edna Candido and Hazel MacDonald. He is also survived by Linda’s sister, Charmaine and Peter, sister Laura and Terry and brother Mark and Kelly, all of Toronto. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Elmer Radies

October 19, 1919 – June 5, 2016

He is predeceased by his parents Len and Fran Candido, his brothers Gary and Vern and sister-in-law Ruby Candido. Carman was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. He owned and operated Citadel Construction and Western Pacific Construction in the 1990s and built many custom homes in the Kamloops area. Retirement was well deserved and enjoyed. Carman was a man of great integrity, honest, hardworking and compassionate. Carman was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2012. Linda was instrumental and always there for him, helping him navigate this devastating disease. Carman was eventually placed in Gemstone Care Facility in October 2015. Linda would like to thank all the Gemstone staff who cared for Carman over the past 4 years.

The family would like to thank the RIH staff in emergency and on 5-South for helping Brian through his final hours. Our sincerest gratitude goes to the staff at Gemstone who provided amazing care for Brian.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the ANAVets, 290 - #9 - 177 Tranquille Road, North Kamloops, BC from Noon to 3:00 p.m.

At Brian’s request there will be no formal service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined, however a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC online at in Carman’s memory would be appreciated.

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August 19, 1925 – May 27, 2019 Jane was born in 1925 in Abbotsford, and was raised in Matsqui with her parents Harold and Julia Aish and younger sister Joan. It was a berry farm; she remembers all the hard work of a farm and no brothers. She went off to UBC and graduated with an Inorganic Chemistry degree in 1948, the year of the flood. Things changed with the flood. Jane married Wallie Shamenski on June 25, 1948 in Greenwood. They went north. Jane worked as a chemist in a pulp mill in Prince Rupert and Wallie was an electrician building Alcan in Kitimat. They had two children, Ross and Robbin. In 1960, the four of them moved to Abbotsford and built Ledgeview Golf Course, more hard work. It was sold in 1974 and as the children moved on, so did Wallie and Jane - to Penticton for retirement and a happy life of golfing. After Wallie’s passing in 2001, Jane kept golfing and managing quite well in Penticton until 2016. That spring, she moved to Chartwell in Kamloops and enjoyed three years and many new friends. Jane would like to say thank you to all the nurses, doctors, care aides and staff of 6-North at Royal Inland. She also says good-bye to her friends at Chartwell. Good bunch she says, staff and residents included. At her request, no service. Online condolences may be expressed at

Love You Always Dad Your Daughter Cathy

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In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, No one else could ever fill.

In Loving Memory of Diane Lucille Freathy

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Lucille Freathy (née Hallding) on Friday, May 24, 2019. Diane passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family and nurturing caretakers at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home. Diane is survived by James Freathy, her beloved husband of 55 years and eternal soulmate, her sons Brad and Brock, daughters-in-law Bev and Josiane and most cherished grandchildren Hannah, Hailey, Liam, Felix and Juliette. Diane is predeceased by her father and mother Bill and Irene Hallding and survived by her sisters Sherin and Isabel and brother Rick and their families. Upon leaving high school, Diane was employed by the Royal Bank for 20 years and her cherished friendships developed there remained with her throughout her life. In 1982, Diane announced to her family that she would be returning to school to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a registered nurse. After graduating from Cariboo College, Diane nursed at Royal Inland Hospital, Overlander Extended Care Hospital and also as a Community Nurse for Interior Health. By all accounts, Diane was a compassionate and caring person and she made many friends while thoroughly enjoying her nursing career. Diane was very close to her school friends known as the 12th Street Tarantulas. We will forever cherish the close bond and the gatherings she

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had with these special friends. Also much loved was her St. Paul’s family. Her family will always remember how much she loved them. Diane enjoyed her home and garden, her time at the Shuswap cabin and she absolutely loved a walk in the rain. Many thanks to all who visited mom and family during her days in hospital and hospice. Your love and support was overwhelming. Not enough can be said to thank the staff and doctors at Royal Inland Hospital 7-North and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home. Mom was cared for with much love and respect. Diane’s family will always be grateful for your compassion and excellent care. As caregivers you made a deep impact on our lives. Please join us to Celebrate Diane’s Life at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, 360 Nicola St., Kamloops, BC on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm. We love you Mom and we won’t say goodbye but until we meet again xoxo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home or the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Evelyn June “Cricket” Wallace May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your field. Evelyn Wallace, lovingly known to her family and friends as “Cricket”, gracefully slipped away from us into a wonderful sunset on May 27, 2019 in Kamloops, British Columbia. Mom was born on June 3, 1944 in Vancouver, BC to Elsie Penny and Harry Chernoff. She married Gary Wallace in October 1965. Out of that love were born Deborah Lee, Daniel Bruce and Dale Robert. Mom and Dad moved from the rainy Surrey suburbs to the desert hills of Barnhartvale in the summer of 1972. Mom and Dad would go their separate ways in the late 70s and in the ensuing years, Mom packed us into her Toyota Corolla and moved us into the home of Ray Wallace on Nicola Street. The blended “Brady Bunch” family soon included William, Rosemarie, Stephen and Judy (and Falcon and Pumpkin). Mom would go on to own Flowers by Valleyview, Monte Creek Husky and spent several years working with Ray at Wallace Upholstery. Cricket had many passions including Rotary and volunteering around Kamloops but it was her lifetime spent with the Girl Guides of Canada where she excelled, enjoying the company of her fellow Guiders and leading by example for generations of women in the Guiding movement. Starting in 1969 as a Brownie leader, Mom spent the next 40 years moving up the Guiding ladder to key leadership positions including Council Commissioner and Lead Trainer. She was an Honourary Member of Girl Guides of Canada and was granted a place in the Girl Guides of Canada’s Book of Honour for outstanding BC Guiders who exemplify the spirit of Guiding. Mom loved to travel with Ray, spending time either cruising the Caribbean seas or jetting off to exotic lands including Bali, India and Australia. Mom loved to spend her summers at the family cabin on Little Shuswap Lake, entertaining friends and family, reading a good book on the deck or just feeding the chipmunks. Mom especially loved the Christmas season. We always looked forward to her baking

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If you are ever going to love me, Love me now, while I can know The sweet and tender feelings Which from true affection flow. Love me now While I am living. Do not wait until I’m gone And then have it chiseled in marble, Sweet words on ice-cold stone. If you have tender thoughts of me, Please tell me now. If you wait until I am sleeping, Never to awaken, There will be death between us, And I won’t hear you then. So, if you love me, even a little bit, Let me know it while I am living So I can treasure it.

and world famous teriyaki wings, but it was the grandchildren who couldn’t wait for Santa’s arrival to the basement and everyone receiving a thoughtful gift wrapped in love. Her lifelong love of gardening will always be evident in her front yard on Fraser Street.

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To her family and friends, Cricket was full of fun and laughter, always bringing a warm smile with her kindness, thoughtfulness and gentle spirit. She was an exceptional woman whose spirit will live on in all the many people whose lives she touched. Mom was predeceased by her mother Elsie, father Raymond Penny and stepson Stephen. She is survived by her daughter Deb (Zieg), son Dan (Dawn), son Dale (Carrie), her husband Raymond and his daughter Rosemarie (Grant), his daughter Judy (George), his son William, her grandchildren Lindsay, Ashley, Kristen, Jean-Yves, Scott, Robert, Matthew, Simon, Sarah, Jason, her seven great-grandchildren, her sister Marilyn (Bob), her sister Carol, her daughter-in-law Donna Wallace, lifelong friends Gary (Myrna) Wallace and Shirley (Fred) Parchoc and her many nieces and nephews. Mom was loved and respected by many in Kamloops and we will all miss her dearly. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Kamloops Seniors Village and the nursing staff at Hillside Centre, especially Deb, Kelly and Patty who cared for Mom with extraordinary compassion, dignity and respect. We will never forget your kind hearts. In keeping with Mom’s wishes, her ashes will be spread at Adams and Little Shuswap Lakes later in the summer of 2019 with a gathering for friends and family to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please give generously to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC to help find a cure for this cruel and unrelenting disease. Condolences may be sent to the family at Schoening Funeral Service at

Veronica Schnell June 5, 1944 – May 31, 2019

On May 31, 2019 Veronica Schnell passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital. Survived by her loving daughters Dana and Shelley (Rob); her grandchild Cassy, and three brothers Ed, Larry and Richard. Predeceased by husband Reg, parents Frank and Toni and sister Rusty. Mom was a very active lady who loved to play golf, rain or shine, and curl in winter. She had a silly side and loved to joke around and make people laugh. She was one of the Blazers biggest fans. You were sure to find her at every game with a horn or a bell in hand cheering on her favourite team. Without her infectious laugh and her friendly-warm personality, she will be sorely missed by all. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Schoening Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society. We won't say goodbye, but will say, until we meet again to our mother, sister and friend. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mary Lilias Hewlett (née Cassidy)

Mary Lilias Hewlett (née Cassidy) of Kamloops, BC went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2019. Mary was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, big sister, aunt and friend who will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Mary was born to Alexander Cassidy and Lena (née McCaugherty) on March 12, 1934 in Royal Inland Hospital and resided in Kamloops until her passing. Mary worked for Safety Mart before marrying and having children. As her children went off to school she began to work part-time at Sears before launching a real estate career. She would go on to become the administrator at PA & JM Gaglardi Senior Citizens Society until her retirement. Mary leaves as her legacy four children who loved her dearly: Debra Hewlett, Tom Hewlett (Mary), John Hewlett (Joanne), Kellie Jean (Zacharie). She also leaves to cherish her memory nine grandchildren Chris, James (Amanda), Ryan (Samantha), Joe (Breanne), Jeff (Sarah), Kaitlyn (Ben), Cassidy, Josh, Sam and six great-grandchildren Theo, Eli, Ireland, Charlie, Keira and Mabel. Mary will also be greatly missed by her four siblings Kay Ronquist (Warren), Bob Cassidy (Beryl), Sandy Cassidy (Denyse) and Mel Cassidy (Mary).

Mom passed away peacefully on March 21, 2019 at the age of 79. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. She is survived by her son Don Lacey and wife Connie, grandsons Taylor, Quinn and Garrett, greatgrandchildren Viola and Alo, granddaughter Lacey Gerbrandt, very close sister Norma Wheeler and nieces and nephew Sandy, Sheryl and Brad and step-daughter Michelle Comeau. Pat was predeceased by her son Doug in 1983 and husband Len in 2016.

Thomas Poulton 1937 - 2019 Please join us for a Celebration of Life and Memories of Tom on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the Kamloops Tennis Centre, 758 Front Street, Kamloops, BC.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops.

Light lunch and refreshments will be served.

Her family remembers her as a most loving and caring woman who could organize an army and still make you feel important. Mary was preceded in death by her father Alex Cassidy, her mother Lena Cassidy, her baby brother and her good friend and companion Ritchie Frank. Mary’s passion was her family and her world rotated around their happiness. Mom, Abuelita (BUA), Great-Gran we will miss you greatly but know you are in the loving arms of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We look forward to the day when we all will be together again. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday June 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 805 Sherbrooke Avenue, Kamloops. A reception will follow at the same location. Pastor Zacharie Jean will officiate the ceremony. The family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Parkinson Society of BC ( The family would like to thank our church family at Cornerstone Baptist Church and Corina and the staff of Pod C at Kamloops Seniors Village for their loving care and compassion.

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019



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44. Pie _ __ mode 45. Dash 47. You sometimes pardon it 48. Catch doing something wrong 51. A constellation’s second star 53. Famed French painter of dancers 55. Engines do it 56. Chemically inactive 58. Moved quickly on foot 59. Threaten persistently 60. Commercial 61. Listen without the speaker’s knowledge 64. Rhodium 65. Caregivers to kids 67. Highly ornamented 69. Real, fixed property 70. Brains

CLUES DOWN 1. Resembling apes 2. Famed TV host Sullivan 3. Rare Hawaiian geese 4. Convicted traitor 5. Make into leather 6. Urge to do something 7. Small town in Spain 8. They promote products 9. Small Eurasian deer 10. Ancient people 11. The Volunteer State 12. Academic term 13. Natives of Alberta, Canada 15. Cause to become insane 18. Feed 21. Crime organization 24. Acrobatic feats 26. Car mechanics group 27. Mustachioed actor Elliott 30. Inquired 32. S. Korean industrial city 35. Member of the cuckoo family 37. Test for high schoolers

38. Some nights are these 39. Helps you stay organized 42. Cool! 43. Genus containing pigs 46. An opinion at odds 47. Types of bears 49. Smartphones give them 50. Nobel physicist Hans 52. Where rock stars work 54. Your car needs it 55. Dutch name for Ypres 57. Go after 59. Cold wind 62. Examines animals 63. Popular island alcohol 66. Northeast 68. Indicates position





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The imaginary language of Nigo has very simple syllables. A syllable consists of maybe one of 15 starting consonants, followed by one of 10 vowels, followed by maybe one of 4 ending consonants.


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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

JUNE 5 - JUNE 11, 2019 LIBRA

- Sept 23/Oct 23 This is a week to bring order and organization to your home. Doing so will allow you to focus your attention on important matters, Libra.

Cancer, too many projects and people vying for your attention make it tough for you to see anything through to completion. There will be time to get it done in the future.

Aries, you may want to cut back on physical activity for a little while, especially if you have been nursing an injury. Don’t worry, you’ll get back in the saddle again soon.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Taurus, someone you thought was a friend may be looking for something more. If you are in a relationship, you’ll have to set this person straight.


- Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, attention naturally comes your way, and you won’t to do anything out of the ordinary to direct more of it to you. In fact, spend some time out of the limelight if you can.

There is a lesson to be learned this week, Leo. But you will not know what it is until you’re in the thick of things. You will come out ahead either way, so don’t fret.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Focus your attention on something creative instead of analytical this week, Gemini. You can probably use a break from spreadsheets and bar graphs.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Virgo, you have the future on your mind, specifically where you will be in a few months or years. If you are not content, start mapping out a plan to follow.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Avoid making any binding promises this week, Capricorn. Your mind just isn’t fully into things, and you need extreme focus to follow through.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, focus on bringing some more romance to your relationship this week. Send cute texts or leave love notes around the house. These little actions will add up.


Give yourself a few days to lounge around and enjoy some rest and relaxation, Sagittarius. You can probably use it right now if the pace has been hectic.

Planning a Garage Sale? Let Us Help By advertising your garage sale in Kamloops This Week you’ll receive a garage sale kit and a free lunch from Subway!




50 Single $ Friday issue

50 Double

Wed/Fri issues

Pricing based on 3 lines Add extra lines $1 each

Deadlines: Wednesday’s paper - Tuesday 10:00am • Friday’s paper - Thursday 10:00am

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- Feb 19/Mar 20 Your charm is off the charts lately, Pisces. You can get just about anything you want. Just make sure your powers are put to good use.


Advertise your garage sale in Kamloops This Week & receive a free 6 inch sub from Subway* *Some Restrictions apply


WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019

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WEDNESDAY ISSUES â&#x20AC;˘ 10:00 am Tuesday FRIDAY ISSUES â&#x20AC;˘ 10:00 am Thursday

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No Businesses, Based on 3 lines Houses, condos, duplexes, suites, etc. (3 months max) $ 5300 Add an extra line to your ad for $10

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ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER FULL TIME ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER in Kamloops, BC. ;m;C|vġ1olr;ŕŚ&#x17E;ŕŚ&#x17E;Â&#x2C6;;Â&#x2030;-];Äş ";Â&#x2030;bm];Â&#x160;r;ub;m1;-m-vv;|Äş APPLY IN PERSON WITH RESUME TO "$!  !Ň&#x192;$$ $Äš

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Relief Pool These opportunities are entry level in nature and will be utilized to provide relief support throughout the Mill in a variety of positions. As these positions are used to provide relief coverage, the scheduled days and the hours of work can vary depending upon need. The ability to be flexible in your work scheduling is a must. Qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘ Positive attitude towards safety â&#x20AC;˘ Grade 12 diploma or equivalent (required) â&#x20AC;˘ Strong mechanical aptitude â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work alone and in a team environment â&#x20AC;˘ Basic computer literacy skills Mercer Celgar is an innovative and progressive mill. As a learning organization, we are working together to be the best for our communities, our environment and our future. We offer unparalleled career development and challenging work opportunities, a collegial and stable work environment along with competitive pay, benefits and pension package.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR go to and click on the menu and go to events to submit your event.

Information (250)-864-3521 Collector Buying Royal Canadian Mint coins, collections, old coins, paper money, pre 1968 silver coins, bars, world collections.+ ANYTHING

GOLD & SILVER Todd The Coin Guy (250)-864-3521

call 250-374-0462

Presently we are seeking application for the following position:

1 Month . . . $10460


2 Days Per Week

Mercer Celgar is North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest and largest softwood kraft pulp mill, located in Castlegar B.C. Mercer Celgar is part of Mercer International, which also owns and operates three world class softwood mills and a sawmill in Germany. All mills continue to invest in their core assets and investigate new revenue streams in the emerging bio-economy to further improve their long term viability.

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Try your luck with 1x1 boxed ad $35 plus tax for 2 weeks. Price includes box number. Call 250-371-4949 to place your ad and for more details.

Lost & Found Found: Cellphone on Victoria St between 4-5th Ave. 250376-3933. Lost: Mid May ladies short jean jacket, plus size. Call 250-851-5247.


Housesitting Peace of mind house sitting and pet care. Keep your house and pets safe while your away. 374-6007.

DENTAL RECEPTIONIST Sunny Shores Dental is searching for a long-term, positive, and motivated Dental Receptionist to join our team. Sunny Shores Dental is a fully modern and newly renovated practice. It is located in sunny Kamloops, BC. We are looking to hire a Receptionist with great communication skills, team spirit, and a growth mindset. The position is full time 5 days a week (Monday to Friday). We are offering very competitive wages, moving allowance as well as beneďŹ ts. If you love what you do, and want to join a dental team that puts their patients ďŹ rst, please email us your resume.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKERS Casual On-Call, Part Time, Full Time Positions (Kamloops)

Challenge yourself in a rewarding environment and join a progressive and empowering agency with excellent career opportunities. Due to continued expansion and growth, TCS is seeking Community Support Workers in the Kamloops area to work with adults with developmental disabilities. We are seeking individuals, preferably with experience handling challenging behaviour, though on-the-job training will also be provided. Applicants must be committed to service of the highest quality and display a positive and helpful attitude. Shift work is involved. Skill Requirements: â&#x20AC;˘ Education: Grade 12 or equivalent â&#x20AC;˘ Experience: working with behavioural challenges is an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Additional Skills: all aspects of care and training for adults with developmental disabilities is preferred

For the motivated, safety-minded individual looking to make a difference, this is a rare opportunity! You will want to know more about Mercer Celgar! Go to

Additional Requirements: â&#x20AC;˘ Valid Class 5 Drivers License â&#x20AC;˘ Motor Vehicle Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abstract â&#x20AC;˘ Reliable Vehicle â&#x20AC;˘ Community Care First Aid â&#x20AC;˘ Criminal Record Check â&#x20AC;˘ Medical Exam and Negative TB test

When applying for this position please quote reference id: 2019-05.

Compensation: As per USW Collective Agreement

Think you can make a difference? Then send your resume to: by June 7, 2019

Please respond with your resume and cover letter to TCS. While we thank all applicants for their interest in TCS, we will only be contacting qualified candidates.

We thank all applicants. Only those whose candidacy best suits our needs will be contacted. Working together to be the best for our communities, our environmentâ&#x20AC;Ś our future!

Looking for a part-time Warm wishes for a safe office and assistant with season excellent happy holiday ... attention to detail, experience 1335 Dalhousie Dr #2, Kamloops, BC (250) 374-2822 with data entry, multi-line phone systems and preferably some accounting knowledge but will train the right person. Must be a team player with the ability to work independently. Wages based on experience. Please send applications to

Kamloops # recruitment agency

~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.


Please respond to Emma Marrelli with your resume and cover letter to TCS While we thank all applicants for their interest in TCS, we will only be contacting qualified candidates.

Class 1 Driver Vihar Construction Ltd. a fully bondable multi dimensional construction company based in Smithers, BC is accepting applications for class 1 drivers experienced in logging truck, gravel trucks and/or bellydumps. These positions are starting immediately. Competitive wages, 40 + hrs per week and benefits after 3 months. Please submit your resume

Education/Trade Schools AAA - Pal & Core

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


Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. June 22nd and 23rd. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L. June 16th, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:



INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT SCHOOL Hands-On Tasks. Start Weekly. GPS Training! Funding & Housing Available! Job Aid! Already a HEO? Get certification proof. Call 1-866-399-3853 or go to:

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

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019

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WEBBER LAW Our law practice is expanding so that 3 additional experienced qualified employees are required: 1. Bookkeeper/Accountant with knowledge of PC Law accounting preferred, but not essential. 2. Legal Assistant for conveyancing. 3. Legal Assistant for solicitor’s law practice. Note: - Excellent Salary & Benefits. - Private Office for each employee.

SEND RESUME TO: Roger Webber Webber Law #209 – 1211 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9 tel: (250) 851-0100 | fax: (250) 851-0104


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Heavy Equipment Technicians - Kamloops Schedule: 7x7 (For continuous 24-hour coverage – 7 days of work, followed by 7 days of rest, followed by 7 nights of work, followed by 7 days of rest) The Heavy Equipment Technician maintains, repairs, and rebuilds heavy equipment at the shop and field in a safe, efficient, and capable manner. Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a Journeyperson Heavy Equipment Technician certification with experience in repair and maintenance. Interprovincial Red Seal and Komatsu experience is considered an asset. • $43.75 per hour • Half hour overtime for each 12-hour shift • $3.00/hr CWW Premium • $5.00/hr Pension • $2.50/hr Field Premium • $1.50/hr Nightshift Premium • Above Industry Benefits • Vacation 3 weeks immediately


June 8-9

Help Wanted: Logging Contractor in the Chetwynd BC area has the following vacancies:- LOGGING MECHANIC - experience necessary (Red Seal not required)- LOG TRUCK DRIVER - CTL LOG LOADER/HOE CHUCKING OPERATOR - LOG PROCESSOR OPERATOR Health/ Dental/Pension Benefits provided Camp Accommodations Send resume with work references and phone numbers

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

PETS For Sale?

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

for only $46.81/week, we will place your classified ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm.

Temporary/ PT/Seasonal

Help Wanted

Help Wanted Wanted: male or female to help a senior citizen with yard work and drive them around. 250-571-7177.

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

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Work Wanted kamloopsthisweek

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

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



- Regular & Screened Sizes -


250-838-0111 $500 & Under

Misc. for Sale

Do you have an item for sale under $750?

12ft alum boat. $600. 6hp Evinrude O/B motor. $600. John Deere Lawn tractor $650. 70 CFM air compressor. $750. 250-2574-3794.

Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details!


BREW ON PREMISE (Ubrew). Located in the only desert in Canada Osoyoos, BC. Established 24 yrs. Large clientele. Excellent Returns. Ample Parking. 250-863-1108

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

Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1600. 250318-2030. Fishing Kayak 10ft. $450. 778-471-1096.

Scrap Car Removal

Scrap Car Removal

*some restrictions apply *some restrictions apply.

Merchandise for Sale Antiques / Vintage BUYING & SELLING: Vintage & mid-century metal, teak, wood furniture; original signed paintings, prints; antique paper items, local history ephemera; BC pottery, ceramics. 4th Meridian Art & Vintage, 104 1475 Fairview, Penticton. Wrought iron beds $300/each. Floor lamp $50. High chair $30. Cedar Hope Chest $400. Rocking chair $150. Oak dresser with mirror $475. 250-372-8177.

Career Career Career Opportunities Opportunities Opportunities 9199526 Secwepemc Education Training (Set) Program

QUALIFICATIONS: Certification as journeyman as set out in the B.C. Apprenticeship Act for Carpentry T.Q., or equivalent Inter-Provincial Technical Qualifications preferably combined with Locksmith certification; Salary is $31.09 per hour. For further qualification on this position and to apply, please visit Make A Future at www. Deadline for applications is June 7, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Furniture 8ft Antique Couch $900. Round dining room table w/4chairs & 2 bar stools. $700. Couch & matching chairs $200. 250-374-1541. Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $850. 250-374-8933. Solid wood chest of drawers with mirror. 5.5ftL.x2ftWx2.5ft H. $75. 250-554-1746.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale


KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Glass top patio table, 4 chairs, umbrella & base. Exec. cond. $100. 250-578-7977.

Cummings Gen Set Ford 6cyl 300 cu/in single and 3 phase pwr $5000 (250) 376-6607

Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000 (250) 376-6607

Commercial/ Industrial

Commercial/ Industrial


MAY 2019 to FEBRUARY 2020 Individuals of Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit ancestry who would like to:

School District No. 83 invites applications for the following position QUALIFIED Carpenter; this is a regular position. Under the supervision of Director of Operations, provides trained carpentry services to the School District in the areas of maintenance and renovations of physical plants.

5th wheel hitch $250. Ford air flow tailgate w/lock black $140. 250-374-8285.






All qualified candidates are asked to apply online

Help Wanted

• Prepare an educational plan. • Complete certificates for entry level positions. • Participate in life skills workshops. • Upgrade to Adult Dogwood. • Train for Traffic Control job. • Enroll for Project Management, Computer Training, Business Fundamentals, Cross Cultural Awareness and other workplace.



$5300 Plus Tax

3 Lines - 12 Weeks

Add an extra line to your ad for $10 Must be pre-paid Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time Private parties only - no businesses Some Restrictions Apply

TO REGISTER FOR TRAINING / OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Call 778-471-7778 / or email to: LOCATION: Secwepemc Education Training Centre, at Unit 4 - 685 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops BC ACCREDITED BY:





WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019


Real Estate For Sale By Owner For Sale By Owner $55.00 Special!

Garage Sales

NORTH SHORE Sat & Sun, June 8/9th. 9am2pm. 402 Mulberry Ave. Lots of new and used great items.

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


Call or email us for more info:


Call and ask us about our GARAGE SALE SPECIAL

ONLY $12.50 FOR 3 LINES (Plus Tax) ($1 per additional line)

VALLEYVIEW Huge Sale: Sat, June 8th 8am2pm, Sunday, June 9th. 9am1pm. 2291 Park Drive. Harley parts, fishing, camping, tools etc.


Garage Sale Packages must be picked

Share your event with the community

250-371-4949 Garage Sale deadline is Thursday 10am for Friday Call Tuesday before 10am for our 2 day special for $17.50 for Wednesday and Friday


up Prior to the Garage Sale.

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Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale

Hockey Gear fits 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;4â&#x20AC;? 120 lbs, brand new + skates 6.5 size. Serious inquires only $650/obo. for all. Call 9-6pm 250-374-7992.

Shop Rider Scooter. Good battery Low Mileage Red $1200 250-554-4427 aft 5pm.

RiverBend 2bdrms, full kitchen. W/D, 960 sq/ft. $340,000. 780-904-3551 or 778-4708338, 250-672-1946.

Shoprider Red Scooter. w/basket, mirrors. Great condition. $1,750. 250-851-6378.

Home Improvements

Landscaping PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YARD SERVICE

Solid oak, 24 bottle wine rack on casters with shelf on top. $50. 250-573-0057.

Misc. Wanted Abiding Coin Collector Buying Coins & Collections. Call Chad 250-863-3082 Able buyer of all your old coins, coin collections, Collector COINS, all silver, gold, rare, common, old money, bullion.+ Todd the Coin Guy (250)-864-3521 Christine is Buying Vintage Jewellery, Gold, Silver, Coins, Sterling, China, Estates, etc. 1-778-281-0030 Housecalls. Coin Collector Buying Coins, Collections,Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Rare coins & common silver Coins, paper currency etc. Also, buying ALL kinds of Gold and Silver, Estates. Call Chad 250-863-3082

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



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Westsyde Rancher 1940 sq ft mn flr, 5bd 3up 2dn, 3 1/2 bth, lvg rm, fam rm, dining rm, mn flr laundry, N/G fireplace, A/C, Cen Vac, alrm sys, I/G spklrs, RV Pkg c/w sani dump. Close to schools & pool. lg lot. $619,900. 250579-5366.


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Misc Services

Garden & Lawn Grassbusters Lawn and Yard Care. Now booking for the 2019 season. 250-319-9340.


JA ENTERPRISES Furniture Moving and Rubbish Removal 778-257-4943


* 30 Years Experience * Clean-ups & pruning

RooďŹ ng & Skylights COVER TIGHT EXTERIORS Spring sale re-rooďŹ ng new construction. 5 inch continuous gutters. Siding repairs all jobs welcome big or small. Excellent references. 35 years experience Call 1-780-404-6633

Handy Persons


RICKSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SMALL HAUL

For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!!

ONLINE Under the Real Estate Tab


Home Improvements

Home Improvements

Mobile Homes & Parks 9189524


5% Down

Renovations Electrical (Red Seal) Painting, Flooring Drywall, Bathrooms & much more

Call us at

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Custom Floor Plan

250.573.2278 866.573.1288



No Job Too Small! Friendly Service. 15 years experience. Guaranteed. References.

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OSPREY HOME & LAND PACKAGES Starting as low as $603.07 bi-weekly Includes Free 1 Year Home Insurance

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Yard clean-up, Landscaping

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10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

Time to Trim Your Hedges Tree Pruning or Removal

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Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

call 250-374-0462


Misc. for Sale

Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467

Financial Services

Only 2 issues a week!

Fully serviced .19 acre lot in Logan Lake with low taxes. Call Kyle at (250) 320-5762.

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New 4WD Invacare Pegasus Scooter. Brand new. $2500/obo. 250-376-1933.


WE will pay you to exercise!

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Man & Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Giant Bikes). $225/each. 4-Michelin Summers P45/50R20. $250/set. 250-374-2653.

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Houses For Sale

La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX climbing boots, men size 10. New. $500. 2-161cm Snowboards. Never used $375. Gently used. $325. 578-7776.


UPPER SAHALI Sat, June 8th. 9am-2pm. 327 Hollyburn Drive. You name it, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got it. Furn, hshld items, collectables etc.

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Non-business ads only â&#x20AC;˘ Some restrictions apply

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WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019





Apt/Condo for Rent

Shared Accommodation

Cars - Sports & Imports


For quiet non-smoking mature male, in downtown apartment. $600/mo. 236-425-1499. North Shore $400 per/mo includes utilities. np/ns. 250554-6877 / 250-377-1020.

2007 Solstice GXP Roadster. Auto, Immaculate cond. 75,300kms. $14,995/obo. 250376-5194.

Northland Apartments

Renovated Bachelor Suites $1,000 Renovated 1&2 Bedroom Suites with New Fixtures; SS Appliances; Luxury Plank Flooring. Adult Oriented, No Pets, No Smoking Elevators / Common Laundry $1,100 - 1,650 per month. North Shore 250-376-1427 South Shore 250-314-1135

Bed & Breakfast BC Best Buy Classifieds Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC.

Suites, Lower N/Shore 1bdrm basmt suite. Private entr. N/S, Pets neg. $800/mo. 250-554-4893. Wanting, a tenant w/grt ref for 2 bdrm, sep Ent, patio, nice yard, $1000 pm 250-376-0633

Townhouses 3Bdrms N/Shore. N/P. Avail immed. 250-554-6877/250377-1020.

Transportation Antiques / Classics

Commercial space for rent, was previously used as a Dance Studio. Approximately 1500 sq feet. Great parking, close to downtown, bus stops. 2000 a month plus utilities to view please contact Scott at (250) 318-0485 or conex or Randy at (250) 214-0485 or conex

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

Motorcycles Run until sold

New Price $56.00+tax

Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* • $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) • $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)

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

Call: 250-371-4949

*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).

Off Road Vehicles

1965 Mercury 4dr., hardtop. 55,000 miles. 390-330HP. $4,000. 250-574-3794.

Auto Accessories/Parts Set of All Season Tires on rims. 195/65/R15. $260. 250578-7409. Set of four Goodyear tires P225/60R16 on rims $350. without $220. 250-554-4946.

Cars - Domestic 2002 Subaru Outback. 279,000kms. New fuel pump, all options. $3500. 319-5849 2004 Toyota Echo standard very economical, new tires $750 obo 250-554-1706.

2010 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan. 4dr., AWD, V-6, auto. 50,001 kms. Excellent condition. $14,900. 250-374-1541.

RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00(plus Tax) (250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details

Terry Resort 5th wheel. Great condition gently used. New upgrades electric awning, A/C, new brakes & bearings, comes with hitch, etc...too many extras to list. $8,000/obo. 250256-4934.

Scrap Car Removal 1999 - 32ft. Southwind. Slide, V-10, Jacks, Solar, Generator, Dual-air, TV’s, Vacuum, Inverter etc. Low kms. $31,500 250-828-0466 2003 Arctic Cat Quad. 800 miles. Like New. $5,000. 250372-8177. 2004 Cougar 5th wheel. 12ft slide. Excellent cond. $14,000/obo. 250-554-1744. 2005, 38’ RV trailer 2 slides, sleeps 6, appl incld, fully loaded, $16,900. 236-421-2251




2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650 1 owner, excellent condition, on second set of tires, like new. Crash bars, skid plate, hard shell saddle bags, 21,500 km’s - all highway mileage. No off road, $5000 firm 604-991-0080


for more information

Looking for Carriers Rte 503 - Fleming Circ, Hampshire Dr & Pl, Hector Dr. – 48 p. Rte 527 - Hunter Pl, Huntleigh Cres. – 28 p.

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

Call 250-371-4949

Commercial/ Industrial

9.6ft Northern Lite Camper c/w alum sport utility trailer plus 12ft alum boat, 9.9 merc motor, elec motor & oars. $25,000/all. 250-318-9134.

Rte 175 – 1800-1899 Norfolk Crt, Norview Pl, 821-991 Norview Rd. – 38 p. Rte 180 - 807-1104 Quail Dr, Quails Roost Crt. & Dr. – 80 p. Rte 184 - 2077-2097 Saddleback Dr, 2001-2071 Stagecoach Dr. – 30 p Rte 186 – Saddleback Crt. – 28 p.


Rte 10 - 2310-2398 Glenview Ave, 715-896 Schreiner St, Shelan Pl. – 62 p. Rte 21 - 2300-2397 Fleetwood Ave, Fleetwood Crt, Fleetwood Pl, 1003-1033 Schreiner St, 1020-1050 Westgate St – 53 p Rte 101 - 805-1280 Sherbrooke St. – 63 p. Rte 113 - 379-781 Ivy Ave, 301-341 Kenora Rd, Pender Pl, Powell Pl, Sherwood Dr, 718-791 Stewart Ave. – 79 p. Rte 114 - 233 Sherwood Dr. – 18 p. Rte 121 - 103-105 Dot St, 501-556 MacKenzie Ave, 290-381 Maple St, 102-196 Yew St – 60 p. Rte 142 - Alder Ave. Cypress Ave, 300-348 & 430 Fortune Dr, Juniper Ave, 325-439 Schubert Dr, Spruce Ave. – 67 p.


Rte 701 - 5317-5356 Freda Ave, 601-906 Klahanie Dr, 5310-5430 Morris Pl, 5300-5399 ShellyDr, 901-935 Todd Rd. – 92 p. Rte 706 - 1078-1298 Lamar Dr, 1001-1095 Mo-Lin Pl.-29 p. Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl-31p Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas Dr, McAuley, Melrose, Yarrow. – 72 p. Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 6724-7250 Furrer Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Rd, Stockton Rd. – 40 p.

Sport Utility Vehicle 1997 Ford Expedition. 200,000+kms. New brakes. Runs well. $3,700. 250-3725033.

Trucks & Vans

2013 Keystone Fusion Toy Hauler slps 9, 41ft 12ft garage asking $55,000 250-374-4723

Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. – 57 p.


Rte 308 – 355 9TH Ave, 703977 St. Paul St. – 36 p. Rte 317 - 535-649 7th Ave. 702-794 Columbia St,(evenside)702-799 Nicola St.-46 p Rte 319 - 545 6th Ave, 609-690 Columbia St,(evenside), 604-692 Nicola St.-16 p Rte 320 – 483-587 9th Ave, 801-991 Battle St, 804-992 Columbia St (Even), 803995 Nicola St. -51 p. Rte 322 - 694 11th Ave, 575-694 13th Ave, 1003-1091 Battle St, 1008-1286 Columbia St, 1004-1314 Nicola St. – 61p. Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805979 Columbia St(odd), 804-987 Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St.-65p Rte 327 – 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. – 38 p. Rte 334 – 975 13th Ave, 1104-1276 Pine St, 1201-1274 Pleasant St. – 43 p. Rte 380 - Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 71 p Rte 381 – 20-128 Centre Ave, Hemlock St, 605-800 Lombard St. – 41 p. Rte 382 – 114-150 Fernie Pl, Fernie Rd, 860-895 Lombard St. – 24 p. Rte 384 – 407-775 W. Battle St, 260-284 Centre Ave. – 43 p. Rte 385 – 350-390 W. Battle St, Strathcona Terr. – 27 p. Rte 390 – Fernie Crt, 158-400 Fernie Pl, Guerin Creek Way. – 46 p.


Rte 655 - 2202-2458 Finlay Ave, 2202-2385 Skeena Dr , 2406-2458 Skeena Dr. – 36 p. Rte 671 – 1830-1997 Qu’Appelle Blvd, Myra Pl.

Rte 470 – Farnham Wynd, 102298 Waddington Dr. – 67 p. Rte 475 - 102-194 Castle Towers Dr, 160-190 Sedgewick Crt, 18011938 Sedgewick Dr.-44 p Rte 478 - 191-299 Chancellor Dr, 20252085 Sentry Pl, 2021-2099 Sovereign Crt, 1904-1992 The Pinnacles – 42 p. & Panorama Crt.- 76 p. Rte 481 – Robson Lane, Whistler Dr, Crt & Pl. – 68 p.


Rte 584 - 1752-1855 Hillside Dr.-33 p. Rte 586 - 1505-1584 Mt. Dufferin Cres, 1575 Park Way, 1537-1569 Plateau Pl.-27 p. Rte 588 - 1675-1695 Davies Pl, 1680-1751 Hillside Dr, 1407-1499 Hillside Pl, 1645-1665 Monterey Pl, 1751-1793 Scott Pl. – 45 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. - 36 p.


Rte 562 - Englemann Crt, 18021890 Lodgepole Dr. - 64 p.


Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr. & Pl.-62 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 842 – 3945-4691 Yellowhead Hwy. – 35 p.


Rte 253 - Irving Pl, 2401-2477 Parkview Dr, Rhonmohr Cres, 2380 & 2416 Westsyde Rd.-54 p. Rte 257 - Alpine Terr, Community Pl, 21922207 Grasslands Blvd, Grasslands Pl, 881936 McQueen Dr, Woodhaven Dr. – 53 p. Rte 258 - 806-879 McQueen Dr, Perryville Pl. – 36 p. Rte 260 - 2040–2185 Westsyde Rd. – 24 p.


Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p



Trucks & Vans

1996 GMC Suburban 4x4 good shape runs great $2750obo Call (250) 571-2107 2000 Dodge Dakota 4x4 auto with canopy. $3500/obo. 250851-4338. 2010 Chevy Express Van. 12/15 passenger. Good shape. Needs transmission repair. $4500. 250-376-4163.

Boats 25FT Carver Cabin Cruiser, slps 4-6 clw everything. Recent engine work. 9.9 kicker. C/W Calkin trailer, new bearings, tires, brakes. $12,500. 250-376-4163.

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD. V-8, 168,000kms. Good Shape. $2500. 250-815-0120

2010 Jayco 31’ Travel Trailer Rear Kitchen, 14’ slide, Queen bed, solar panel, electric awning & hitch. 1 owner, very clean $16,000 Call:250-573-6397


2014 Ford Platinum 4x4 Immaculate F150 Supercrew, 3.5 Ecoboost, Sun Roof, white, brown leather, Fully Loaded Only $33,300 250-319-8784

Boat loader, 12volt alum construction, fully adjustable. $1,950. 250-376-1339.



14ft. Runabout boat. 40hp Johnson motor on trailer. $1500/obo. 778-469-5434. 2016 Lowe Pontoon. 20ft. 10 person, 115 hp, low hrs. $39,500. 1-250-551-8666.



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