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Report into city cell death released MICHAEL POTESTIO STAFF REPORTER

A report into the death of a man who was in a Kamloops RCMP cell was expected to be released on Thursday, after KTW press deadline. (Go online to for an update to this story.) On March 13 at about 6 a.m., Randy Lampreau was found dead in a cell at the Battle Street detachment, leading the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) to launch an investigation into whether police actions or inactions are linked to his death. Polcie say the 49-year-old was arrested the night before his death for public intoxication. On Thursday afternoon, the family of Lampreau and the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) were set to hold a press conference outside the Double Tree Hotel in downtown Kamloops after the IIO released findings of its report. “It’s been months and months and months of knowing nothing,” said Regina Basil, Lampreau’s older sister. It’s not unusual for the civilian-led police oversight agency to meet with family members to discuss conclusions of a report, IIO chief civilian director Ronald MacDonald told KTW. “We always make sure they know what’s happening before it becomes public,” he said. According to the IIO, Kamloops Mounties

responded to a complaint from a business in the 100-block of Victoria Street downtown at 9:30 p.m. on March 12. The complaint concerned an apparently intoxicated man remaining at the business after he was asked to leave. Police officers found the man in a nearby parking lot, where he was arrested under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and taken to RCMP cells, to be released when he was able to care for himself. However, Lampreau was found unresponsive in his cell at just before 6 a.m. on March 13 and was eventually pronounced deceased. In light of this incident, the BCCLA is reiterating its call for public intoxication to be viewed from a public health lens by establishing more sobering centres in B.C. as an alternative to holding cells. The civil liberties association said cells pose a danger to those in medical distress who are not being properly monitored by medical professionals. Sobering centres are facilities in which intoxicated individuals can sober up under the supervision of medical professionals, said BCCLA policy director Micheal Vonn. While there are a few in B.C., such as the Quibble Creek Sobering and Assessment Centre in Surrey, Vonn described their presence as rare. Quibble Creek is a low-barrier facility that accepts people dropped off by the RCMP, but doesn’t accept people who are considered a danger to themselves or others. Vonn said that while the BCCLA is reserving judgment on Lampreau’s death until the

IIO report is released, she believes his death may have been avoidable if a sobering centre was available to him. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said intoxicated individuals are held in cells because police are obligated to monitor them around the clock. “There is no place else to take them,” she said, adding that arrests are made if someone is posing a danger to themselves or others or are unable to care for themselves. Shelkie said if there was a sobering centre in Kamloops, and a person met whatever parameters required to be admitted, it could be an option for police. Lampreau grew up in Kamloops. Basil described her brother as a loving and caring individual who was always giving of himself. “If he had a sandwich for himself, he would give it to you if you were hungry — that kind of guy,” Basil said. She said her brother had recently moved back to his hometown from Cache Creek and had been looking for work. Lampreau had worked various jobs, including in logging and construction, she said. Basil, who lives in Penticton, said it has been difficult to properly grieve her brother’s death while the investigation has been ongoing. “It’s been so hard,” Basil said. “It’s something I would not wish on anybody — it’s so heartbreaking.”

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August 13, 2019 11:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing CANCELLED Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West

JULY 25–28, RIVERSIDE PARK The second annual Kamloops International Buskers Festival, presented by BCLC, will be back for 4 days of fun in Riverside Park. Performers from around the world will fill the weekend with acrobatics, juggling, comedy, magic, and awe-inspiring performances.

August 26, 2019 4:00 pm - Development and Sustainability Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street West

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August 27, 2019 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West

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40 Free Ways to be Active on Friday, July 26 Kamloops residents logged over 40 million active minutes in the Community Better Challenge. To celebrate, grab a friend and try something new on Friday, July 26. To view a list of FREE activities, visit:

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Vehicle idling is a habit that wastes fuel, adds to pollution, and contributes to health problems. The City's Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 49-1 was amended in June 2018 to prohibit idling in Kamloops.

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The City of Kamloops received a $2,000 grant from the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association's “Give it a Try!” program. We have partnered with local sport organizations PacificSport Interior BC, TRU Wolfpack, 55+ BC Games Zone 8, and PLAYKamloops to host a free, one-day event on Wednesday, July 31. The event gives residents who are 55+ the chance to try a sport that is offered in the 55+ BC Games cycle.

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A variety of sports events will be offered 4:00–6:30 pm throughout the city. This is a free event for residents who are 55+, but participants are required to register in the City's PerfectMind system. There will also be an evening social and activation station hosted by PLAYKamloops in the Valley First Lounge at the Sandman Centre, 7:00–8:30 pm. RSVP to We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada along with the support of our partners and sponsors.

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Still no sign of men whose Jeep was found near Logan Lake KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The search continues for two Surrey men whose vehicle was found in Logan Lake. Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr were last seen at about 12:30 p.m. on July 17 in the 16400-block of 23A Avenue in Surrey. They were in a white Jeep Cherokee. On July 21, the Jeep was found in a wooded area near Logan Lake, about 45 minutes southwest of Kamloops, with no sign of the men. Surrey RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturko said investigators believe Provencher and Scurr were planning to travel to Spences Bridge in the Fraser Canyon. “Preliminary information indicates they made it to their destination; however, investigators are still following up to confirm this,” Sturko said. “Provencher and Scurr have not been seen or heard from since.”

Contrary to some social media posts, Sturko said the Jeep was not burned or damaged when found in the woods, nor is the disappearance of the two men believed to be connected to the ongoing manhunt for teens Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, suspected of being involved in three murders last week in northern B.C. The teens are believed to be in northern Saskatchewan or northern Manitoba. Sturko said there was no indication of foul play when the Jeep was recovered in the woods near Logan Lake. The vehicle is now in Kamloops, undergoing examination. Following the recovery of the Jeep, a land and air search of the area was conducted, the results being that police do not believe Provencher or Scurr are in the area. When asked by KTW if the two men are known to be involved in organized crime or whether their

disappearance may be linked to the ongoing gang wars in the Lower Mainland, Sturko said: “I can’t really speak to whether they were involved with the police at all. It is unusual that they have not checked in with family or associates for so long.” As to why the pair was going to Spences Bridge, Sturko said that question, among others, is being investigated by officers. Provencher is white, 38 years old and has a slim build. He stands 5-foot-10, weighs 180 pounds and has short, brown hair and blue eyes. Scurr is white, 37 years old and has an athletic build. He stands 6-foot-4, weighs 220 pounds and has brown hair (worn in a brush cut) and brown eyes. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the men to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477. Information can also be left online at

Don’t fall for latest phone scam Kamloops RCMP is advising the public to be wary of people phoning and asking for personal information after receiving more than five complaints regarding a phone scam. The scammers have been calling from an Ontario phone number, one that shows Brantford in the call display. The number that shows is 1-226-400-4289. The scammers say they are calling from Service Canada and that the individual’s Social Insurance Number has been compromised. They ask for the individual to confirm the last three digits of their SIN. The scammers then go on to read an “affidavit,” stating there are charges against the person. There are variations of the phone call. One person was given an officer’s name and badge number when it was requested. Another person was told there was an aban-

We are thrilled to announce that Kieren O'Neil (Gr. 12, Sahali) has been named as our 2019 Athlete of Influence and is the recipient of the $1000 scholarship from the Fulton Personal Injury Team. Kieren has demonstrated every element that this scholarship represents: a commitment to healthy living, resilience in the face of adversity, and a dedication to giving back to his community. A curler since the age of 7, Kieren has gone on to have a very successful career as a young athlete. He has recently competed on the BC Junior Curling tour and placed second in the BC U17 last year. He is an active cyclist and hiker. As a certified NCCP coach, Kieren volunteers with youth at KCC events, and within his athletic community. He has been on the Effort and Honour Roles throughout high school and has received numerous accolades for athletics and academics, as well as music. Kieren is resilient. He has faced struggles, and has worked hard to overcome them. At age 9, Kieren was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma cancer, and subsequently underwent radiation and surgery treatments. Following surgery, Kieren dedicated himself to regaining and maintaining his mobility through physiotherapy and continuing his athletic involvement. Since 2009, Kieren has played a key role in fundraising and attending events that have raised $1.4M for cancer research towards diagnostic testing and treatment. We know that Kieren does not give up. He applied for this scholarship last year as a grade 11 student, and was successful in becoming one of our finalists, but was not ultimately selected for the scholarship. Did that stop him? No. He applied again this year, and we are really glad that he did. Our Ayla Salyn and Michael Blackwell were honoured to present the award to Kieren at the recent Sahali Graduation Ceremony (pictured). After graduation, Kieren plans to pursue a career in Engineering. The other Top 10 Finalists were: Chloe McLean (Norkam); Hannah Jorgenson (Westsyde); Taylynn Eustache (Barriere); Natalie Pietramala (St. Anns); Carson Day (Westsyde); Cedrik Menard (Clearwater); Logan Hwang (Westsyde); Amanda Haw (Westsyde); Emma Guertin (Norkam).

doned vehicle located in Regina with their SIN number in it and that the vehicle had been involved in a serious crime. Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said people should never give personal information over the phone. “If you received a phone call asking for personal information, hang up,” she said. Scams can be reported to the Canadian AntiFraud Centre online or by calling 1-888-495-8501. If you have been the victim of a fraud, contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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NOTICE OF DISPOSITION Pursuant to Sections 26(3) and 94 of the Community Charter, S.B.C. 2003, Ch. 26, the City of Kamloops (the “City”) gives notice that it is disposing of a 0.239 hectare fee simple portion of 103 and 107 Yew Street; 438, 440, and 502 MacKenzie Avenue, and adjacent closed road legally described as: PID: 011-738-944, Lot 12, Block 1, District Lot 255, Kamloops Division Yale District, Plan 1213 (“Lot 12”); PID: 011-738-952, Lot 13, Block 1, District Lot 255, Kamloops Division Yale District, Plan 1213 (“Lot 13”); PID: 011-740-442, Lot 2, Block 6, District Lot 255, Kamloops Division Yale District, Plan 1213 (“Lot 2”); PID: 011-740-451, Lot 3, Block 6, District Lot 255 Kamloops Division Yale District, Plan 1213 (“Lot 3”); PID: 003-853-446, Lot B, District Lot 255 Kamloops Division Yale District, Plan 30743 (“Lot B”); and to be Closed Road shown on Plan EPP79225 (hereinafter collectively called the “Property”). The City is transferring the Property to Spirit Square Developments Ltd. (the “Buyer”) for consideration in the amount of $459,680. The Property will be consolidated with the Buyer’s adjacent lands. For more information, please contact David W. Freeman, RI(BC), Assistant Development, Engineering, and Sustainability Director/ Real Estate Manager, at 250-828-3548.

Former Blazer pleads guilty in baby-snatching incident KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

A former Kamloops Blazer who attempted to snatch a baby from a mother’s arms before stripping off his clothes and jumping into Okanagan Lake in April has been sentenced to two years of probation. Harold Giffen Clarkson Nyren, 30, pleaded guilty to assault charges and one count of willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer. He was sentenced this past Tuesday in Kelowna provincial court. Nyren was given a conditional discharge and won’t have a criminal record if he abides by the terms of his probation. The former hockey player — who played under the name Giffen


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Mounties in Chase have confiscated what every dog must dream about. Police confiscated thousands of dollars worth of pet food at a property in the 4000block of Leopold Road, where recent searches have yielded stolen goods and illegal firearms. On July 12, Chase RCMP executed a third search warrant at the property, recovering hundreds of bags of dog and cat food valued at $12,700. The latest search

came about after officers noticed a suspiciously large amount of Acana and Orijen brand dog and cat food during a June 21 search of the property, said Cpl. Scott Linklater. Police then connected the stolen pet food to a theft reported to the Delta police department in April and returned earlier this month to execute another search warrant at the property, which contains residences and outbuildings. The chow is the latest in a slew of seizures from the Leopold Road property in recent weeks. It all began with offi-


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numerous guns. “We’re happy to have them off the streets and away from criminal activity,” Linklater said, noting the property is known to police. Linklater said all three search warrants are part of the same investigation. No charges have been laid yet as police continue to investigate, but a report is expected to be forwarded to Crown counsel in the coming weeks for charge consideration. Four people — three adult men and one adult woman — who were detained at the scene in June were later released without charges.



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cers recovering stolen Crown timber, but more stolen items were found and recovered in the process. Mounties seized more than $300,000 worth of stolen property from the Lower Mainland and Interior and a cache of illegal firearms — including a James Bond-style suitcase that doubled as a firearm — when executing two search warrants on June 21 and June 23 at the rural property near Scotch Creek. Items seized during those searches included a stolen loader, several vehicles that were confirmed stolen and




“That day, I wasn’t in the right state of mind, so I have to accept those were my actions and, moving forward, do the best I can to avoid ever those moments happening again,” Nyren said outside Kelowna provincial court. He also apologized to the family of the baby for his actions. The baby was not harmed in the incident. Nyren played for the Kamloops Blazers between 2008 and 2010 before playing for the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League in the 2010-2011 season. Between 2010 and 2019, Nyren played for the University of Calgary and for AHL and ECHL teams before finishing his career with a three-season stint in France.

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Nyren — underwent a 14-day mental-health assessment, which was court-ordered three days after the incident occurred in Kerry Park. According to Global News, court heard that on the day in question Nyren believed the baby had been abducted, so he tried to take the child. Court also heard he was also coming to terms with the fact his hockey career was ending, had just broken up with a longtime girlfriend and had sustained at least four concussions. The Crown said Nyren hadn’t been abusing drugs or alcohol. Upon his arrest along the shoreline of the lake, Nyren was sent to hospital, where he was prescribed anti-psychotic medication.

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Interior Health has moved its mobile supervised drug-use RV to Mission Flats Road, where it will be stored when not operating downtown and in North Kamloops. It previously remained parked at the Crossroads Inn downtown when not in use. Service hours will stay the same. The downtown location is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the North Kamloops location is open Tuesdays to Fridays from noon to 3:30 p.m. The health authority believes the move will cut down on the visibility. The move follows concerns from downtown businesses, which called a meeting recently with the health authority, RCMP and Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association to address social and criminal issues near the site on Seymour Street. Coun. Bill Sarai, who attended that meeting, called it a “great first step” in providing relief to businesses in that corridor. Businesses had reported drug dealing, loitering, garbage, improperly discarded needle and bodily fluids in the area, leading to customers and staff feeling unsafe. However, Sarai echoed his previous call for the site to be moved permanently to the emergency room parking lot at Royal Inland Hospital, away from businesses altogether when in operation. Sarai said he does not want to be the council that moves the site from area to area in the city, with issues following. He believes people seeking to access the services will find the site, regardless of its location. Interior Health maintains the two locations were chosen because they are places people in need of the service already gather. Sarai also called for additional recovery beds and programs. “We need to figure this out,” he said.


The ospreys at The Dunes at Kamloops Golf Course have finally revealed their new offspring. Oprah and Oscar are very carefully guarding their new chick, which has been dubbed Ozzie by intrepid photographer Gordon Gore (unless it turns out to be a girl). Note the orange eyes on Ozzie in the photo to the left. Adults have yellow eyes. Gore, founder of the Big Little Science Centre, has been documenting the birds with his camera for a few years as he visits the golf course on a regular basis.

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he Kamloops RCMP’s new endeavour — releasing on a weekly basis maps showing where in the city thefts from vehicles are occurring — is a laudable project. Three weeks ago, the local detachment issued to media the first maps, with various neighbourhoods dotted with markings showing where reported thefts from vehicles have occurred in the past seven days. From Batchelor Heights to Aberdeen and from Juniper Heights to downtown, thieves have no geographical favourites. In Kamloops, theft from vehicles — and property crime in general — is rampant. Readers can see the maps online at and compare the criminal activity from week to week. Data in and of itself is interesting and this look at where thefts from vehicles are occurring, but drilling down with such information can alert residents to where clusters of crime are occurring. As Cpl. Jodi Shelkie noted when the RCMP started the program of releasing the information: “These maps are not just a reminder to motorists to lock their vehicles, but also to all citizens, to remind them that if they see suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhood, to call the police.” In this day and age, there are no longer certain areas where crime occurs and other neighbourhoods where criminals have taken a pass. Property crime has become an epidemic for various reasons and it does not appear as though that reality will change any time soon. There are, however, easy steps owners of vehicles can take to lessen the risk of becoming one of those dots on the map — and it comes down to common sense. If possible, park your vehicle in a locked garage. If your vehicle is parked in your carport, on your driveway or on the street, lock the door, ensure there is nothing inside that would be visible to a thief (they will steal, literally, anything) and try to position your ride so it is illuminated.



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f you were following the news story this week involving the manhunt for two Port Alberni teens suspected in three murders in northern B.C., I hope the main source of your information was not social media and the thousands of posts associated with the tale. If one followed “news” of the case via Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks, and without any discrimination whatsoever, the narrative could have involved Derek Whisenand, a Texas man wanted for murder in the Lone Star State, as being the person behind the three killings the far north of the province. The narrative could have had the two teens — Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky — being kidnapped by Whisenand, who entered Manitoba late last month. The narrative could also have placed the two teens in Logan Lake, where they may have been involved in the disappearance of two Surrey men — Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr — whose vehicle, a Jeep, was found parked in woods near the small community 45 minutes from Kamloops. Oh, and the narrative could have included as “fact” that the Jeep near Logan Lake was found burned, just as a pickup truck and Rav 4 the teens were driving were found burned, near Dease Lake and in northern Manitoba. Of course, none of the above is true — but all of the above has been presented as factual “news” by various people commenting on legitimate and


MUSINGS spurious stories online. The last claim, that the Jeep found near Logan Lake was found burned and was likely linked to the teens, was so outrageously false that I attempted to correct the person claiming it as truth. I knew this because I called Surrey RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturkel and asked — and was told the Jeep was not burned or otherwise damaged and that McLeod and Schmegelsky are not believed to be involved in the disappearance of Provencher and Scurr. But, as is the case when dealing with anti-vaxxers, Flat Earthers and deniers of the moon landing, climate change and common sense, the truth does not matter. Such people are fact-proof. I get better quality debate from my cat. Social media can be wonderful and maddening. News updates are literally posted by the minute — but so, too, is verifiably wrong information and links to stories with dubious value.

It seems the rush by media to get it first is often done so at the expense of followers getting it right. Certainly, news outlets that post stories cannot control the madness that follows — readers posting speculation, rumours and downright false information. But we can all refrain from repeating such nonsense online and in person. As this story unfolds, the RCMP has done a fantastic job in keeping reporters updated, answering tough questions in press conferences and telling the media clearly why certain questions cannot be answered, due to investigative reasons. (Local Mounties would be wise to emulate the work of their cop cousins when dealing with media on larger stories in Kamloops.) Many news organizations have done excellent work on the unfolding story, in particular Laura Kane of Canadian Press, whose interview with the father of Schmegelsky was riveting and sad. The heart of any parent reading that interview has to be aching. With this story, as with any, do your part in supporting real news and stick to the reliable sources — CBC, CTV, Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun and trusted local sources. Leave the social media speculation to those who remain adamant that chemtrails are the work of the New World Order intent on seizing all the guns and turning Canada into a Sharia state. Twitter: @ChrisJFoulds

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OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR KUDOS TO THOSE WHO LOOKED AFTER US Editor: We in Kamloops have amazing professional people: doctors, nurses, receptionists and others. Dr. Caitlan Visser is one. She took the time to phone me with a personal bereavement call. Thank you for all your caring years. Dr. Russell Mosewich is another. Each time I called, he came to us, no questions asked. Thanks to them for their attention and kindness. Then there is Mary at Riverside Dental Clinic, who is so compassionate and caring. She treated Ron with such respect. And there are Dr. Gorman and Dr. Campsill and so many more. Nurse Aman G. (a.k.a. Mr. A) in ICU will go a long way in his career. Thanks to all the staff at Royal Inland Hospital for being so good to Ron, my huaband, when he needed you. Ron has since passed, but they all helped us so very much in the time of his need. Thanks also to Drake from Drake’s Cremation and Funeral Services for his respect and patience with me and my family. All of the above are true professionals and we thank them. Anne Kruzik and family Kamloops


REINSTATE APPURTENANCE CLAUSES Editor: Appurtenancy, under the NDP government in the 1990s, meant wood for mills was tied to local communities from which that wood was harvested. This quickly disappeared under the timber tenure reform policies brought in by the B.C. Liberals under Gordon Campbell. His tenure reform would entail a policy of individual transferrable quotas. It would also allow tenure holders to close the community-adjacent mills and sell raw logs to another mill, ship raw logs out of the province or sell the licensed tenure to a buyer who could legally do the same. According to a Kamloops Daily News article from 2009, appurtenance clauses in forest licences, tying timber harvest to local processing, were removed in the early days of the B.C. Liberal government. That clause was put in place by the Social Credit government to induce capital investments in communities and to allow timber-processing efficiencies to evolve.

In panning raw log exports in 2012, then B.C. Liberal MLA Kevin Falcon stated: “If instead [of exporting raw logs], we exported processed products, we’d keep the jobs here where they are needed to boost our economy. Every job lost is money not being spent in B.C.; therefore, that money is not being returned to the economy in the form of taxes.” Prior to the 2017 election, B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan spoke in Kamloops about forestry issues. He noted 30,000 jobs were lost in B.C.’s forest sector since 2001, the advent of the Campbell B.C. Liberal era. He noted that under the NDP government of the 1990s, mills were still tied to local communities under the social contract called appurtenancy. The B.C. Liberals stripped those rules in 2003, allowing companies to build centralized super mills, get rid of local operations and have the ability to ship timber to mills of their choice. Apparently, Horgan was aware of

ramifications caused by revoking the rules of appurtenance, but he made no commitment to them being reinstated under a NDP administration. One of those ramifications was especially noticeable in the Skeena area, where, over time, forest companies have been able to close their mills, while at the same time they exclusively logged their tenured areas and shipped the raw logs overseas. We are sorely in need of a government that is committed to the citizens and their communities instead of remaining toadies to the multi-nationals that own our forests. They could start by re-instating the appurtenance clauses in forest licences. There is a Supreme Court of Canada finding, which held that the province has sovereign power under jurisdictions granted within the Constitution, which means that the province can enact legislation to prevent that from occurring. Abe Bourdon Clinton

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Editor: Having just spent time in Royal Inland and Kelowna General hospitals, I would like to pass along my thanks to the nurses, doctors and ambulance staff who were part of my stay. They were all so wonderful and their smiling faces and kind words were greatly appreciated. Nurses truly are a different breed and seem to sense what is needed before it is. Even during this time with budget constraints, nurses carry on and try to find a way to keep us all happy and comfortable. I thank them for their humour. I would try to remember all of their names, but I am afraid of leaving someone out. Again, my thanks to those who cared for me and I hope they all have a nice summer. Elizabeth Picton Kamloops

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As the city wrapped up installation of residential water meters in 2018, water consumption ended the year at an all-time low. According to the city’s 2018 drinking water report, the city’s total monthly water production was 17.7 billion litres, compared to 23.5 billion litres a decade ago. City of Kamloops utility services manager Greg Wightman called the 30-per-cent drop a “very substantial decrease.” “The numbers that we’re seeing in ’17, ’18 are by far the lowest we’ve seen on record,” he said. Water meters were introduced in 2012 to reduce water consumption, as the city neared its maximum daily capacity of 160 million litres. From 2006 to 2009, the city got close to reaching its daily limit, which could have resulted in the taps running dry. In 2009, the daily peak was 144 million litres. In 2006, the daily peak was 149 million litres. Looking at a hefty capital investment in the tens of millions of dollars to expand capacity of the water treatment plant, the city instead implemented residential water meters, targeting properties identified to waste the most water. Installation concluded in 2018 and all Kamloops residents are charged for their water consumption. The decision was controversial, with many residents pointing to a 2003 referendum in which water meters were rejected and others concerned with the health effects of the wireless meter technology. But residents now appear to

be watering smarter, with last year’s daily peak dropping to 106 million litres. In 2016, the daily peak dropped below 100 million litres for the first time, with help from a wet spring, and the city said it has bought itself time with its current infrastructure. “People don’t want to be paying exorbitant amounts, so they water smarter and that’s been the big driving factor,” Wightman said. In addition to reducing water consumption and postponing millions of dollars worth of capital investment, other savings have been realized with the installation of meters. The most significant savings are in electricity costs. Due to challenging topography, the city’s water system is among the most complex in the country — complete with 600 kilometres of water mains, 45 booster stations, 46 reservoirs, 2,300 fire hydrants and nearly 25,000 connections — and it takes a significant amount of power to pump water around the River City. Less water consumption requires less pumping and less electricity. Wightman said the city’s hydro bill to pump water has remained consistent at $2.1 million since 2016, despite growth and BC Hydro rate increases. Reduced water consumption has led to hidden savings. “By reducing consumption, it’s allowed us to absorb the growth that’s been coming,” Wightman said. “We grow by roughly one per cent a year in Kamloops and even with that growth, we’ve been able to keep our rates steady — and that’s something we’re

pretty proud of.” The city expects water consumption will level out. Future water conservation initiatives will focus on irrigation, which continues to be the largest water demand, with potential rate structure changes, education and incentives for water-saving items like sprinklers with sensors that detect rain. In addition, the city will look to expand water meters to institutional, commercial and industrial properties. Currently, only some of them are metered. Homes were targeted first because they are more likely to waste water. METER SERVICE In 2018, the city received 3,200 requests for service linked to water treatment and distribution, with about half of them related to water meters. Wightman said people call the city when they receive a large water bill linked to summer irrigation or leaks — just one more sign meters are working. The city encourages residents to go online to learn how to read their water meters and recognize a leak. “The most impactful thing you can do as the average homeowner is certainly start looking at your meter, not just when the bill comes out,” Wightman said. “Have a look at it, see what sort of water use you’re doing. It’s even an interesting exercise to go take a look at your water meter before you turn your sprinkler on and then just see how much water you’re using for one sprinkling event. That’s good information.” Learn how to read your water meter online at https://www.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:00 pm Tuesday, January 2017, 7:00 pm NORTH SHORE31, BUSINESS Council Chambers, City Hall, 7IMPROVEMENT Victoria StreetASSOCIATION West Council Chambers, City Hall, A 7 LOCAL VictoriaAREA Street West TO Council RE-ESTABLISH Kamloops City will hold a Public Hearing SERVICE to consider the following proposed Kamloops CitytoCouncil hold a Public to consider the following proposed amendments City of will Kamloops ZoningHearing Bylaw No. 5-1-2001. amendments to City of Kamloops Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001.

The North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) has requested that Kamloops

Property City Council re-establish a Local Area Service, in accordance with Section 215 of the Property Location: Community Charter, and designate properties for the purpose of raising funds to enable the Location: 2165 Westsyde Road NSBIA to conduct business promotion schemes within the North Shore Business 2165 Westsyde Road

Improvement Area. The North Shore Business Improvement Area includes the area shown

Purpose: boldly outlined in the map below: Purpose: To rezone the subject To rezone the subject properties from RS-2 properties from RS-2 (Single Family (Single Family to RS-1S Residential-2) Residential-2) (Single Family to RS-1S (Single Family Residential-Suite) to Residential-Suite) legalize an existingto legalize an suite. existing secondary secondary suite.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:00 pm

Property Property Location: Location: 200 Hudson’s Ridge 200 Hudson’s Ridge Boulevard Boulevard


Council Chambers, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West


Kamloops City Council wil hold a Public Hearing to consider the fol owing proposed amendments to City of Kamloops Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001.

Purpose: Purpose: To rezone the subject To rezonefrom the subject property A-1 property from to A-1 (Agricultural) RS-4 (Agricultural) (Single Familyto RS-4 (Single Family to facilitate Residential-4) Residential-4) to facilitate a future single-family a future single-family residential subdivision. residential subdivision.

It is the City of Kamloops’ intention to re-establish the North Shore Business Improvement Area’s Local Area Service and designate all properties that fall within Property Tax Classes 5 and 6 for the purpose of imposing an annual levy for a period of five years commencing in 2020. The maximum total amount to be raised during the five-year period will not exceed $1,153,656, and the amount raised annually will not exceed:

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The amount to be raised in each of the five years will be determined by the imposition of a levy on all taxable lands and improvements within the local service area on the basis of assessed value for general municipal purposes.

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Based on 2019 assessed values, a rate of $0.71 per $1,000 of assessed land and improvement values would be required to raise the sum of $213,273. Any change in your assessed values would, of course, vary the amount of the levy.

All funding raised by the imposition of the levy may only be spent by the NSBIA for projects provided for in its annual budget, which must be approved by the members of the NSBIA at its Annual General Meeting prior to submission to City Council for annual approval. S:\DCS\313190_NSBIA Renewal_NOT.docx City Council intends to proceed with the establishment of the North Shore Business Improvement Area and designation of a local service area for the purpose of raising the funds UNLESS WITHIN 30 DAYS after the second publication of this notice (July 31, 2019), a majority of the owners, representing at least 50% of the parcels and at least 50% of the assessed value of land and improvements that would be subject to the local service tax, petition City Council not to proceed. Please note that where there are two owners of a property, by legislation they must be considered as one owner only; if there are more than two owners of a property, the majority are required to sign. Where the owner is a corporation, the petition must be signed by the duly authorized signing officers.


To rezone the subject properties from RS-2 (Single Family Residential-2) to RS-1S (Single Family Residential-Suite) to

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW “We’ve got 70 employees plus everybody else over here and they’re all sitting there and they’re backed up down the highway,” Top 40 Woodworks controller Rob Brown told KTW.

Valleyview train delays spur calls for CP Rail to make changes JESSICA WALLACE


Every morning, commuters travel the Trans Canada Highway to Valleyview for work across the train tracks. After about a decade in the area, one employee is concerned about increasingly long waits for trains to clear the tracks, with multiple businesses worth of staff backed up on the highway in both directions, stopped dead waiting for the train to clear. “We’ve got 70 employees plus everybody else over here and they’re all sitting there and they’re backed up down the highway,” Top 40 Woodworks controller Rob Brown told KTW. “Somebody’s going to be coming down there past the Brick [heading east] and rearend somebody because that’s how far it backs up. “You can’t go anywhere. You’re stopped, you’re waiting to cross over the tracks. When a train sits there 20 minutes, sometimes it seems like the train goes by and the conductor stops in downtown Kamloops and goes for lunch

or something and he’s still blocking the intersection.” Brown said the problem has worsened in the last year. “There’s trains all day long, so you have to plan to come to work early because odds are, you’re going to hit a train,” he said. “And big deal, you just plan for that. You know, when it’s five minutes, it’s one thing. But when it’s that long? Especially at a shift change first thing in the morning or after or during the busy periods. “It’s like, wow. Sometimes you’ll see half-a-dozen garbage trucks lined up there because Emterra is right beside us.” CP Rail media relations advisor Salem Woodrow said in an email to KTW that traffic concerns should be brought to the local road authority, which would be the Ministry of Transportation. In addition, Woodrow said Transport Canada’s Grade Crossing Regulations prohibit a train from standing still on a public grade crossing for longer than five minutes. “If a train is shunting [switching] over a public

grade crossing, the crew must clear the crossing every five minutes to allow vehicle or pedestrian passage,” Woodrow said. “When an emergency vehicle requires passage, employees must co-operate to quickly clear the public grade crossing. In the event of an emergency requiring vehicular passage at a grade crossing, contact the CP Police Service immediately at 1-800716-9132.” Brown said when he calls the CP Rail Police, the trains move within 10 minutes. However, that does little to mitigate his concerns around safety. As vehicles fly by in the other lane at highway speeds, those waiting for the train are essentially what he called sitting ducks. “Somebody needs to do something before someone gets killed,” he said. “Tunnel under it [train tracks], go over it, make an alternative route. “I think it’s further compounded when once upon a time you used to be able to get out at the Brick. Then they took that out. So now all the

traffic is down at that intersection and it’s insane. But the train is the biggest contributor.” The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said in an email statement it has been working with the City of Kamloops and CP Rail to address congestion as a result of railway traffic at the Kelly Douglas Road crossing and its close proximity to the highway. “Work has been undertaken to review the signal timing for both the traffic signal and the railway crossing, to see if enhancements can be made on both the ministry and municipal road network,” the email stated. It expects that review will be completed in early 2020. In the meantime, MOT advised drivers in the Valleyview corridor to expect congestion and queueing at various locations during peak times. TRACKING COMPLAINTS Railway woes? We want to hear from you. Let us know how the railways in Kamloops impact you by emailing jessica@kamloopsthisweek. com.

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Southern Interior still eyed for solar farms JESSICA WALLACE


A Kelowna company continues to investigate the potential for solar farms throughout the Southern Interior, including in the Kamloops area, with hopes of creating power for BC Hydro as early as 2022. Sunfield Energy director Ron Percival told KTW six sites in the Southern Interior are under consideration, noting the best opportunity for solar development in the province is from Kamloops to Cache Creek to Princeton to Osoyoos, due to radiance values. “In the northeast of B.C., they’ve got great wind power, great wind values. On the coast, they’ve got hydroelectric power, little hydroelectric operations everywhere,” Percival said. “What we have in the Southern Interior is this potential for this new opportunity of solar generation. I think it’s unstoppable. I think it’s definitely, definitely the future.” Only one solar farm is currently operating in British Columbia. SunMine in Kimberley generates about enough energy annually to power 200 homes. Though it remains early days, a proposed solar farm being investigated by Sunfield Energy near the Pennask Lake Road-Highway 5A intersection southeast of Merritt could produce up to 50 times that, enough to power between 200 to 10,000 homes per year. The estimated

investment varies greatly — from $3 million to $100 million. Sunfield plans to install a solar energy and climate monitoring station at that location this fall, which would take samples every 10 seconds. It needs one year of continuous ground observation data. The information will then be compared to nearly two decades worth of satellite data. Confirming radiance, however, is only one piece of the puzzle. Other studies are required — engineering, environmental and technical — and other factors include who uses the land, such as First Nations. “That all takes time and it takes investment and all those things,” Percival said. “Gradually, you remove the uncertainties.” Monitoring stations are already in place and providing insight at other sites. A location near Highland Valley Copper Mine is “looking very good,” Percival said, though another near Monte Creek is “questionable.” Percival said the company is assessing different opportunities, having been prospecting for five years. In addition to putting in the time, Percival said it takes hundreds of thousands of dollars to conduct feasibility studies, in addition to proper permitting in excess of $1 million. Capital costs are on top of all that, depending on the size of the project. “We’re a big believer in solar,” Percival said. “We think it’s just

Cops look to collar carnivore crooks Overnight on Sunday, July 21, a refrigerator truck on Laval Crescent in Southgate was broken into and a large quantity of M&M Meat products was stolen. The suspect(s) would have required a way to transport half a pallet of perishable frozen food items and would have required a grinder to cut through the heavy-duty lock on the truck. Mounties are looking for anyone who is selling M&M Meat products. If you have information on this theft, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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which a natural disaster or evacuation order is present. “There should be more severe consequences,” TNRD chair Ken Gillis said. “People have to be able to obey evacuation orders, it seems to me, and be secure in the knowledge that, provided their property survives the fire or flood that they’re fleeing, that it will be safe.” Gillis said the RCMP has done a “good job” protecting evacuated areas during floods and fires in the region in recent years. However, incidents of looting have still occurred. Amidst thousands of people evacuated as a result of wildfires throughout the Interior and Cariboo in 2017, for example, arrests were made in connection to looting in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake. “To me, that’s just beyond the pale,” Gillis said. “If you inflict that kind of misery on people who have already got more than enough to cope with, it seems to me that more severe punishment should be in order.” Bill C-447 proposes to apply an aggravating factor to trigger stiffer penalties during sentencing if the crime was committed in the presence of a forest fire, flood, earthquake, tornado or other disaster, or when a local or provincial government or federal official declares an evacuation order. While judges can take any factor raised in a case into consideration during sentencing, the proposed update would

essentially mean it is automatically considered. “What we’re doing is saying that society, through Parliament, views these crimes as being harsher than others, so the penalty should be, as well,” Albas said. He tabled the private member’s bill in May after hearing demand for federal support in communities impacted by emergencies. Other places, such as Australia and some states in the United States, already consider emergencies in sentencing, he said. Albas said the bill is intended to protect property owners and encourage evacuation. In addition, he said, looting complicates emergency response efforts and draws away resources. “I looked into it, researched it and found that the Criminal Code is completely silent on this fact,” he said. Albas said he has received strong support from across the country since he tabled the bill, including from West Kelowna, Logan Lake, the Central Okanagan Regional District, Alberta’s attorney general and the mayor of Ottawa. Albas hopes his idea can carry on to becoming law should he fail to secure re-election this fall. “Part of the reason why I’m running in this election is to see things like this, so that we don’t lose the momentum here,” he said. “There’s obviously a really strong feeling right across the country.”

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The latest data from the Kamloops RCMP show 48 reported thefts from vehicles during the week of July 15 to July 21. Kamloops Mounties are releasing a map each week that shows where in the city the thefts are occurring. The 48 reported thefts this past week are 12 fewer than logged the previous week and 10 fewer than statistics accompanying the first map, which covered the July 1 to July 7 time period. The maps can be viewed online at on a weekly basis. REPORTED THEFTS FROM VEHICLES: July 15-21: 48 July 8-14: 60 July 1-7: 58


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A Kamloops This Week carrier who has special needs is hoping to recover the stolen wagon she uses to deliver the news. Angela Nordin, 34, who lives on Fleetwood Avenue in Brocklehurst with her mother and stepfather, purchased the yellow, metal wagon last fall to pull the load of KTW papers she drops off at doorsteps twice per week, between shifts at a local restaurant. Though a neighbour has been kind enough to loan her a replacement wagon since the theft, Nordin wants hers back as it has sentimental value. Nordin’s mother, Roberta Johnston, said they bought the wagon in part because its distinct yellow paint job reminds Nordin of her father, who passed away about 15 years ago. Yellow was his favourite colour. “We just said we had to have that wagon,” Johnston recounted, noting the family purchased it from someone via the online advertising website Kijiji. The wagon was last seen this past Monday night parked outside Johnston’s bedroom window along the side of the home. At 7 a.m. the next day, the family discovered it had been stolen. Whoever took it was likely able to spot it from the road and walked up the carport, Johnston said. She suspects more than one person picked up the cart and walked away with it as the metal wagon is heavy and known to make a rattling noise — something she would have heard if someone simply pulled it away on their own in the middle of the night. “It had to have taken two people to lift up,” she said. The theft also strikes Johnston as strange because no other items were stolen from the property — their garage was unlocked, her bike was

A wagon that looks like this was used by Angela Nordin to deliver Kamloops This Week newspapers in Brocklehurst. This past Monday night, someone stole the beloved metal transport vehicle, leaving Nordin heartbroken. Nordin’s mother, Roberta Johnston, said they bought the wagon in part because its distinct yellow paint job reminds Nordin of her father, who passed away about 15 years ago. Yellow was his favourite colour.

left in the backyard and even some empty drink cans in the wagon were left behind. Nadin’s cart is yellow with a long black handle and side panels that can flip down. Johnston said she rode her bike around the neighbourhood and checked in with local neighbours in an effort to find the wagon down, but to no avail. She filed a police report and is asking anyone with information that might help track down the wagon to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-8283000. Johnston said she hopes their story will remind others to take precautions to ensure their valuables — sentimental or monetary — are protected from would-be thieves. Nordin’s yellow wagon wasn’t the only cart swiped in Brockelhurst overnight Monday. On the Brock Watch Facebook group, one person reported having a blue Costco wagon stolen out of her carport on Strauss Street.

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Beware rental scams Kamloops Mounties are urging renters to be cautious when searching for accommodations online. Mid-summer is when university students are searching for rentals and, most often, they turn to online classified advertising services to find apartments and suites. Unfortunately, said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, some of the rental listings are scams and would-be renters need to be vigilant. Police say there are two types of common rental scams. One offers a rental property to which the alleged landlord has no connection, while the other type of scam involves a phantom rental, a property that doesn’t exist. Scammers will typically tell renters they are not available to show the rental. Common reasons given are that they are out of the country for mis-

sionary work or have had a family emergency elsewhere. Scammers will almost always ask for money up front, such as a security deposit or first and last month’s rent. Potential renters should always verify all information on the property and the owner. Ask the owner to provide contact information for someone with whom they have previously dealt. Always visit the property before any money changes hands and ask the person who is showing the property to supply appropriate photo identification. “This step gives the would-be renter information that they can supply to the police if it turns out to be a rental scam,” Shelkie said. “Renting a property can be stressful and expensive. Do your homework and protect your money.”

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Jay Doherty lost his right leg when run over by a train in North Vancouver 13 years ago. That hasn’t stopped him from taking in challenges to bring the spotlight on important issues.

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ay Doherty is riding his bike from Calgary to Vancouver to raise awareness about mental health — and he’s doing it with one leg. Doherty lost his right leg in a train accident 13 years ago. “I’m riding across the province to get awareness out for anybody struggling with mental health or struggling with life in general,” he said during a stop last week in Kamloops. “And also to show my boys — I have 21- and 19-year-old boys — that I’m able to conquer whatever I set my mind out to do.” Doherty originally planned to bike across the country with a friend three years ago, but when he broke his remaining leg, he needed to postpone the trip. After he healed, it was Doherty’s girlfriend who suggested he try something a bit less challenging. “[She] convinced me to tackle just the Rockies,” he said. His trip west brought him through Kamloops on July 18, more than halfway through the trip, which he began on July 7 in Calgary. Doherty lives in North Vancouver, where he owns his Millennium Ink tattoo shop, but he grew up in Kamloops. He lost his leg while attempting to cross what appeared to be a stopped train in North Vancouver. Plugged into his iPod, Doherty wasn’t able to hear the train was about to move. As he tried to climb up and over, the train car

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suddenly jerked forward, crushing his left foot. He fell below the train, with most of his body between the tracks, but his right leg was run over by 13 train cars. The leg was severed, but because there were so many wheels running over the wound, it was essentially cauterized, which saved his life. Had it only been one or two train cars, Doherty said, he may have died. The accident was followed by nine months of rehabilitation in the hospital and a few more years of learning how to function with his fundamentally different body. He was also taking on full custody of his two children at the time. “All of a sudden, I was a single dad with two kids and half of his body missing,” he said. Although Doherty rides without a prosthetic on his right side, he has one on the left because of the portion of his foot that is missing after it was crushed by the train. He has also invented a device for his bike that allows him to lock the pedals in one of 36 locations — every 10 degrees of rotation — so his body can be supported when his weight is put on the pedal. The device is patented and Doherty said it is nearly ready for market. “I never thought I’d be an inventor,” he said. There is no fundraising component to his ride, but Doherty has enjoyed meeting and talking to people along the way and sharing his story. “I enjoy the random people that are coming up to me when I’m sitting at a rest stop or taking a break, talking about how inspiring I am.”


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worked in the healthcare field, joined the Auxiliary in 1982. “The vision was to assist in purchasing equipment, or whatever was needed to support RIH, with an affinity toward delivery, as a lot of members were young mothers.”

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vision that continues to this day: “Our mission is to provide special patient care equipment Do you imagine a solitary, elderly for Royal Inland Hospital”. This is woman knitting quietly in a chair? accomplished through the tireless Or do you picture an army of service of over 160 volunteers dedicated individuals, faithfully in Kamloops; women and men, pouring millions of dollars and ranging from retirees to students, thousands of hours into ensuring who have made the purchase of the people in their region have the beds, stretchers, bone density very best medical care possible? machines, holter monitor systems, scopes, surgical equipment, There is a common misconception furniture and much more possible. about the value and function of a Hospital Auxiliary, but the Currently, two key members of the health care team at Royal Inland Afternoon Auxiliary to the Royal Hospital (RIH) knows that Inland Hospital are President, their high standard of care and Lynn Littlejohns and Secretary, the vital equipment needed to Kathie Ayotte. “It takes a lot of accomplish that care, would not be work to make these kinds of possible without these dedicated goals happen,” says Littlejohns. volunteers. “We pledge for the equipment according to the needs of the RIH is incredibly fortunate to hospital and then fundraise to the have not one, but two Hospital pledge. Our goal is to always meet Auxiliary groups serving the the commitments we made for the Kamloops area. Over the course of care that people deserve.” many decades the Afternoon and

But it isn’t just the critical need that keeps Littlejohns and Ayotte invested. With this act of faithful service to a common purpose comes the added benefit of friendship and community. “After becoming a widow I found that I needed a social network,” explains Littlejohns. “The outcome of my efforts and what it did for people in need (was) rewarding and it makes you realize what you’re capable of; it’s good for your self esteem”. “Through volunteering for (the Auxiliary) people are able to make new friends and meet others who care about what you care about. That’s important, especially in our stage of life,” says Ayotte, whose involvement with the Auxiliary came about after contacting Volunteer Kamloops. “This was out of my comfort zone, but I realized very quickly that I was more capable than I thought and my confidence built...and when I realized how much money the Auxiliary raised for the needs of the hospital I became even more invested”.

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Ayotte, also adds that a lot of the value in the job also comes from the extraordinary group that she serves with and speaks of their compassionate hearts, loyal commitment and endless fun. “What you get out of working with the other people involved is truly indescribable.”

Pictured: Representatives from the Evening Auxiliary.

ingenuity and forward-thinking to generate the funds that have allowed them to contribute both state-of-the-art equipment and, in Quince’s words, “the little stuff that makes a big difference.’’

Whether it has been x-ray machines, birthing beds, bladder scans, vital signs monitors, scopes or anything between, Quince says that the Auxiliary is, “Proud of any To that end, both Littlejohns contribution we make. It doesn’t and Ayotte are excited about have to be big or glamorous, the possibilities for fundraising but each year we do something that will come with the new for labour and delivery; that’s Patient Care Tower. “We’re very our passion,” adding, “In the hopeful that when the new new tower you’ll see our largest building is complete, we will contribution in the labour suites have an improved location for the and we’re really excited about it.” gift shop and vendor program that will generate more traffic The Evening Auxiliary has pledged and continue to build on the $850,000 to RIH Foundation over successful fundraising efforts of the next five years. The group Pictured: Representatives from the Afternoon Auxiliary. both Auxiliaries,’’ says Littlejohns, plans to generate those funds Evening Auxiliaries have shown This ambitious and dedicated adding conspiratorially, “Wait ‘til through continuing innovative unwavering dedication to their group, who are always looking for you meet Jenny from the Evening contract work like leasing the cause and continue to surpass volunteers from any demographic, Auxiliary! Those women have a lot on-site coffee shop, vending themselves in generosity. plan to accomplish their $1.65 of fun!” machines and in-room TVs at RIH million pledge to RIH Foundation as well as their annual Craft-a-Fair, While the groups have always by continuing to successfully And Jenny Quince, currently which is the largest craft fair in made substantial financial fundraise through the Victoria serving in her 12th year as British Columbia and a massive contributions toward RIH Street Thrift Seller, the RIH President of the Evening Auxiliary undertaking for the volunteers Foundation, they have now, gift store and mobile carts, and to RIH, did not disappoint. who always welcome additional for the first time, each made their unique vendor program helping hands for the event. impressive five year pledges which partners with home-based The Evening Auxiliary, which is that will collectively raise $2.5 businesses who donate back 15% currently manned by 20 closeWith the tremendous effort and million for both current patient of their earnings. knit volunteers, was established dedication required to make these care needs and state-of-the-art in 1962 by a group of women who goals achievable, one wonders equipment for the Patient Care “We’re all going to be using the also wished to give back. “(They) what propels Quince and her team Tower - with $1.65 million coming facilities one day,” says Littlejohns, were a younger group of women to continue? “It’s a great cause, from the Afternoon Auxiliary and who has been volunteering for who worked outside the home and the pride I have in the work $850,000 coming from the Evening the Auxiliary for 17+ years. “If we or had babies and wanted to that I do and the contribution I Auxiliary. don’t buy some of these necessary form an association but couldn’t make is so rewarding. To sit in the items it just won’t get purchased meet in the afternoon - so they appreciation banquet at RIH each The Afternoon Auxiliary to RIH because RIH doesn’t have the started meeting in the evening”, year and think, ‘Yes. I’ve made a was established in 1899 by the money to do it on their own.” says Quince who, having a young difference’ is a wonderful thing.” wives of doctors who had a clear daughter herself and having Quince, like Littlejohns and

“We’re proud of our dedication and commitment to fundraising for the hospital because we’re very proud of our hospital,” says Quince. “You hear the negative stuff, but there are so many positive things that happen in RIH every day and we’re very fortunate to have the care we do.” In addition to providing medical equipment for the hospital, both Auxiliaries are also proud of their partnerships with students in our community. Whether they are applying in the Fall to volunteer (which benefits resumes/ applications) or are entering the medical field and take advantage of the Auxiliaries’ annual bursary opportunities, the partnership is mutually beneficial. Both organizations expressed their eagerness and gratitude to continue working in thriving partnerships to meet their collective $2.5 million commitment and ensure that RIH is known for its exceptional standards of equipment, care and patient comfort. It’s with deep gratitude on behalf of both themselves and the community that RIH Foundation offers their thanks and appreciation to this army of mighty volunteers who will leave a legacy of love and service that will endure for many more decades to come. If you are interested in learning more, or volunteering with an Auxiliary, please call their office at 250-314-2331.



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DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE In June, Children’s Circle Daycare Society, the non-profit that operates a day care, announced alongside Arpa Investments and the City of Kamloops plans to build a new $2.5-million, 12,000-square-foot facility at 1430 Ninth Ave., at the corner of McMurdo Drive and Ninth Avenue in South Kamloops. From left: James Rodger and daughter Sophia, Children’s Circle board of directors secretary Amy Pannett and daughters Lucy and Alice and Arpa Investments partner Joshua Knaak.

Sagebrush group in favour of day care to impacts on access to trails in the area. A local trail network leads to Peterson Creek. Schulz said the neighbourhood also wanted to maintain its natural space, noting it had similarly fought to protect nearby Cowan Park. With the day-care plans, Schulz said she has been assured trail access will remain. A portion of green space, situated on top of a reservoir and used by residents as a dog park, will also be maintained. “They’re going to work with us to ensure that we have access to our trail system,” Schulz said, noting it may look different, but will be maintained. “That’s been a guarantee at our board meeting.” Schulz said a day care is the best use of the space. However, traffic may be cited as a concern. More vehicles are in the area since the Kamloops School of the Arts — located at Ninth Avenue and Fraser Street, adjacent to South Kamloops secondary and Sagebrush Theatre — became a kindergarten to Grade 12 school. To mitigate that, Schulz said, speed bumps and increased signage could be possibile. “I think it’s a good fit for the neighbourhood,” she said.



The Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association continues to meet with the developer of a proposed daycare centre at the corner of Ninth Avenue and McMurdo Drive. Arpa Investments plans to develop the property at 1430 Ninth Ave. in a land swap deal with the City of Kamloops to provide a longterm home for Children’s Circle Daycare, which is being displaced as a result of expansion at Royal Inland Hospital. Some residents opposed a previous attempt to develop housing in the same area. Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association president CarmanAnne Schulz said the association board met with representatives from Arpa and Children’s Circle Daycare on July 11, a meeting that preceded an open house this week. “One-hundred per cent in support,” Schulz said of the new project. “All members are in support of the development of the [day care] facility and working with and facilitating a partnership.” Schulz said neighbourhood residents opposed previous plans for apartment-style social housing due






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“Rock On!” Barriere Jerr – you will be missed


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iving in a small community, you get to know the names of your neighbours, business owners, the folks at the churches or gathering spots, the kids and maybe a pet dog or two. Knowing who comprises your community is what makes it special. Everyone is different, but personally knowing many of these folks can sure make you feel like you are part of something bigger, something that makes a difference in the lifestyle we enjoy in rural B.C. The Barriere area is no different. We are a mixing pot of personalities and lifestyles. We know many of our residents by their first names and we can recognize them in a crowd. One of those folks was Jerry Wenlock. He loved where he lived and showed that love in kindness of spirit and a willing attitude to help when needed. Jerry attended schools in Barriere, Kamloops and Chase. He also lived in Fort St. John and for many years resided at Chu Chua. You may have seen him thumbing a ride from Barriere back to Chu Chua, especially on Thursday nights after he had attended fire practice at the Barriere Fire Hall. Jerry was a dedicated volunteer fireman. Whether it was fighting fires, helping out at the firehouse or jumping into the mascot costume for parade days, Jerry’s passion was in working with the department. Many Fall Fair parade watchers can remember Jerry’s happy grin as he waved from a fire truck. When we attended the annual open house at the fire hall, Jerry would always be there to show us around. When the McLure wildfire hit the area in 2003, our fire departments were tasked with

impossible hours to fight the flames and keep them away from the community. There were nowhere near enough firefighters, even when other departments rallied and sent trucks and firefighters to help. During this time, Jerry stepped up and kept the Barriere firehall running while the fire-fighters were out dousing the flames. He took on the job of cleaning the hall, keeping the showers ready to go and having food and water accessible at all times. Most importantly, he did it all with a smile as he helped his fellow firefighters and his community. The fire chief at the time said Jerry made life bearable for all the firefighters staying at the hall. Over the years, Jerry received a number of appreciation awards for his work at the fire departments and, in 2014, he was nominated for the Citizen of the Year Award in Barriere. Jerry’s love for music was amazing. Whenever you would call him, he would pick up the phone and turn down the music before your eardrums burst. That’s how loud he liked to rock.

Any payments received after the August 2nd due date will be subject Jerry the Barriere penalty and on September 3rd interest is accrued on the unpaid tax At theas close of famous business day of August 4, 2009, atolump sum interest charge is Jerr, frequent contributor levieda on the unpaid tax amount to equal to 10% of the Hours unpaid of amount. amount. operation, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Taxpayers should note: on the at the close of business day July 2nd to Aug 2nd). The Leo Baggio Show on unpaid 98.3 amount, (open during lunch from on September 2, 2009 additional CIFM in Kamloops the lateinterest is imposed at a rate equivalent to the average lending rate of the Bank of Canada plus 2%. Contact the Lands, Leasing & Tax Department at 250-828-9784 if you 1990s. He would call Leo Property Tax Payments are toand be mailed to the: have not received your tax notice and the Accounts Receivable Office at 250-828-9861 for payment options. Accounts Receivable Department they would talk about music Kamloops Indian Band or whatever Jerry had on his 200-355 Yellowhead Hwy Please make cheques payable and submit to: mind. Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1 Jerry’s calls were always full Tk’emlúps Te secwépemc of life, enthusiasm and laughAccounts Receivable Accounts Receivable Office: Summer Office Hours: ter — and many waited daily (June 30, 2009 to September 2, 2009) 200-330 chief Alex Thomas way Tel: 250-828-9861 for that call to come over their 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday to Friday kamloops, Bc V2H 1H1 Fax: 250-314-1583 radio. I feel Receivable Jerry is most famous Accounts Department Hours: 7:00his am Barriere – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday for Jerr radio sign off: “Rock on!” Little did Leo or Jerry realize how far that radio personality would reach or how the name Barriere Jerr and his famous “Rock on!” would stay with people for many years after they had heard the show. So much so that I am often The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure notifies the asked by new folks visiting public of the IRONMAN Canada Whistler Triathlon. the community (one just last Event cyclists will travel along the Sea-to-Sky Highway 99 on week) if I know Barriere Jerr. Garibaldi Road and Alta Lake Road. I have always been pleased To ensure safety, this event will result in traffic pattern changes, to be able to reply, “Yes”. delays and closures on Sunday, July 28, 2019: Jerry was always willing to give his unique outlook on Highway 99 Northbound: a variety of issues and even • Highway 99 northbound from Garibaldi Road to Village Gate more willing to lend a helping Boulevard will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. hand wherever needed. • Highway 99 northbound from Garibaldi Road to Village Gate Jerry was an integral part of Boulevard will be closed from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. our community. Aside from his innate love • Highway 99 northbound from Village Gate Boulevard to for rock and roll, he also loved Nancy Greene Drive will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help out, to welcome folks • Highway 99 will have single lane alternating traffic between to a community event and Nancy Greene Drive and Alpine Way from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. especially to fight fires. Highway 99 Southbound: He had a strong spirit and a soft heart. He really was part • Highway 99 will have single lane alternating traffic between of our community. Alpine Way and Nancy Greene Drive from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Rock On!” Barriere Jerr. • Highway 99 southbound from Nancy Greene Drive to You will be missed. Village Gate Boulevard will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Jill Hayward is editor of the Barriere-North Thompson Star Journal. Jerome “Barriere Jerr” Edwin Wenlock passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14, at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater.

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Help identify user of stolen credit card Overnight on June 13, a wallet was stolen from a vehicle in Kamloops. On June 14, a credit card from the stolen wallet was used at numerous convenience stores. The suspect is white, with a slim build and dark, curly hair. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477) if you have information.

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Would-be thief sought On Tuesday, July 16, a man tried to steal three shirts from a business on the North Shore. He is white and has tattoos on the right side of his neck and on his left bicep. He also has large hole ear gauges. He was wearing a black muscle shirt and a black ball cap with the word “Reckless” on it. He was riding a bike. If you know this man’s name, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Mounties want to cook up arrests of meat thieves Overnight on Sunday, July 21, a refrigerator truck on Laval Crescent in Southgate was broken into and a large quantity of M&M Meat products was stolen. The suspect(s) would have required a way to transport half a pallet of perishable frozen food items and would

have required a grinder to cut through the heady duty lock on the truck. Mounties are looking for anyone who is selling M&M Meat products. If you have information on this theft, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If you know where any of these people are, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tip line pays up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitives. Remember, Crime Stoppers just wants your information, not your name. Crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does.

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Wanted For: Fail to Comply

CANADIAN PRESS PHOTO RCMP update the public on murder cases at Surrey headquarters on Tuesday. Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, are considered suspects in three homicides in northern B.C. They remained at large as of KTW press deadline on Thursday.

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Communities in northern Manitoba remained on edge on Thursday as the police search continued for two Port Alberni suspects in the homicides of three people in northern B.C. Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, were last spotted in northern Manitoba. Police confirmed Wednesday that the vehicle they were driving was found burned in the area. They are suspects in the double homicide of Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, and Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23. The couple was shot to death in Northern B.C. last Monday while they were on a road trip. And the fugitive teens were formally charged Wednesday with the seconddegree murder of Vancouver man Leonard Dyck, whose body was found July 19 near Dease Lake, more than 470 kilometres away from the first crime scene. Dyck, who taught botany at the University of British Columbia and worked as a research associate in the school’s DeWreede Lab, was identified by police on Wednesday, two days after they released a composite sketch of the man in hopes that someone would recognize him. “We are truly heartbroken by the sudden and tragic loss of Len. He was a loving husband and father. His death has created unthinkable grief and we are struggling to understand what has happened,” Dyck’s family said in a statement. Alan Schmegelsky says his son Bryer had a troubled upbringing. He said he believes his son struggled through his parents’ acrimonious split in 2005 and his main influences became video

games and YouTube. Schmegelsky thinks his son may be “in some very serious pain” and might want “his hurt to end.” He said he expects his son will die in a confrontation with police. “Basically, he’s going to be dead today or tomorrow. I know that. Rest in peace, Bryer. I love you. I’m so sorry all this had to happen.” Both teens have active accounts on Twitch, an online video game streaming website. Photos alleged to have been shared by Schmegelsky were supplied to the Globe and Mail Wednesday by a user on the gaming platform Steam, who claimed to have chatted with both teens online. One photo shows Schmegelsky in full camouflage military fatigues holding what looks like an airsoft pellet gun. On Wednesday, Keith McLeod, the father of Kam McLeod, issued a statement saying his son was a kind and caring person. “I’m sitting at home worrying about my son. … This is what I do know. Kam is a kind, considerate, caring young man, always has been concerned about other people’s feelings,” said McLeod. “As we are trapped in our homes due to media people, we try to wrap our heads around what is happening and hope that Kam will come home to us safely so we can all get to the bottom of this story.” At a press conference on Wednesday, Manitoba Mounties said Schmegelsky and McLeod were spotted in the area of Gillam, a town of 1,200 people in northern Manitoba. See TEENS, A23

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Police said a car found burned and discarded near the Fox Lake Cree Nation reserve of Bird was the stolen Toyota RAV4 SUV that the two had been reported driving. “We have received numerous tips and information … and are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance,” said RCMP Cpl. Julie Courchaine. “If you see something suspicious, call police. We are also reminding everyone that these suspects should not be approached if seen and to call 911 or your local police immediately.” The deputy mayor of Gillam, John McDonald, said residents are locking their doors earlier than usual after they heard the suspects had been in their town. McDonald said people in Gillam are also making sure their vehicles are locked while the RCMP search for the pair. Extra police officers have been brought in for a search focused about 70 kilometres northwest of the town near the reserve. Residents are used to seeing strangers come and go from Manitoba Hydro projects, McDonald said, but they’re paying closer attention to faces since the

LEFT: Alan Schmegelsky, father of Bryer Schmegelsky. ABOVE: Murder victim Leonard Dyck.

release of photos of the suspects and word Tuesday that both were seen in the area. Gillam is about 1,000 kilometres north of Winnipeg and is a stop on the railway line that eventually leads to Churchill, Man. There is only one major road in and out of the area. McDonald said if McLeod and Schmegelsky are there, they are in country known for its thick bush, swamps and pesky insects, and where it’s easy to get lost. “If they are wandering around in the bush, they couldn’t have picked a worse time because the

sandflies came out three days ago and they’re just voracious,” he said Wednesday. “I’m quite sure they’ll be more than happy to have someone find them.” An informational check stop has been set up at an intersection on the road leading into Gillam, police said. The bodies of Fowler and Deese, who had been on a road trip together in Fowler’s blue van, were found on a remote stretch of highway near the Liard Hot Springs on July 15. Police have said they were both shot to death. McLeod and Schmegelsky’s

burned-out truck and the Dyck’s body were found four days later near Dease Lake. McLeod and Schmegelsky, both from Vancouver Island and said to be on their way to Whitehorse to look for work, were originally considered missing by police. They were named as suspects Tuesday, though investigators wouldn’t say why. They had been spotted in Meadow Lake, Sask., on Sunday before the search in northern Manitoba. Speaking with reporters in Saskatoon, federal Public Safety

Minister Ralph Goodale said police are doing everything they can to track down the suspects. “Obviously when violent incidents occur, we take it very, very seriously and we take all the necessary steps with the police and otherwise, to make sure that people can have confidence about their safety,” Goodale said. McLeod and Schmegelsky are both 6-foot-4 and both weigh 169 pounds. McLeod has dark brown hair and facial hair and brown eyes, while Schmegelsky has sandy brown hair. The teens had been working at Walmart together in Port Alberni before setting out to seek work in Whitehorse. On Monday, July 15, RCMP went to a location 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs on the Alaska Highway, Highway 97, after Deese’s and Fowler’s bodies were found alongside their blue Chevrolet van. The pair were dating and had been travelling northern B.C. on a road trip. Four days later, RCMP were called to a spot south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37 where a red and grey Dodge pickup truck that had been driven by the two teens was found on fire. Dyck’s body was found two kilometres away from the truck on a highway pullout.


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ates in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta, and van Hemmen says the latter province also requires a commercial licence for ride-hailing drivers, as does New York City, the only jurisdiction in the United States with that regulation. Uber says in a statement that while B.C. cites the requirement of a medical exam as providing additional passenger safety for Class 4 licence holders, medical practitioners are already required to inform the province’s auto insurer if a patient has a condition that would impair driving.

AUGUST 9 & 10, 2019 Come and join us for the 25th Annual Show and Shine on Saturday following the A&W Poker Run on Friday. Six blocks in Downtown Kamloops, B.C. are closed off to allow Street Rods, Customs, American Muscle, Sport Compact, Tuners, British, European, Asian, Collector, Vintage, Motorcycle, Race Competition Vehicles and Big Rigs.

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OTTAWA — Former prime minister Kim Campbell says Canada could have a broader range of judges applying for spots on the Supreme Court if the government took a longer view rather than scrambling to fill seats opened by unexpected retirements. Campbell was chair of the Supreme Court appointment advisory body that crafted a short list of nominees for the latest opening. Two weeks ago Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominated Justice Nicholas Kasirer to succeed Justice Clement Gascon. Only one woman applied for the job, Campell said. There were no Indigenous candidates, nor did any self-identify as a member of a minority, she said. Having a broader conversation about what is required for the Supreme Court to operate, and the kinds of judges required, could encourage more people to apply, particularly women and minorities, said Campbell. “If this were an ongoing conversation as opposed to something that we scramble to do just in the face of an imminent departure from the court and the need to recruit a new candidate, I think this might be something that could broaden the scope of the candidates,’’ she told the Commons justice committee Thursday morning. Canada’s soon-to-be newest Supreme Court justice is set to publicly answer questions from federal politicians on Thursday afternoon. Kasirer, now on the Quebec Court of Appeal, will take part in a questionand-answer session with MPs on the House of Commons justice committee, senators from the Senate legalaffairs committee, and representatives from the Bloc Quebecois, Greens and the People’s Party of Canada. Genevieve Cartier, dean of the law faculty at the University of Sherbrooke, will moderate the backand-forth. But first, Campbell and Justice Minister David Lametti answered questions from MPs about the process that saw Kasirer’s name put on a short list of nominees for the government to consider. Lametti said he talked about candidates with his cabinet colleagues, opposition critics, the justice committee, and Chief Justice Richard Wagner. Ultimately, Trudeau decided who from the short list would sit on the high court. Kasirer has served on the Quebec

Court of Appeal for a decade, is an expert in civil law, and also spent 20 years as a professor of law at McGill University, including as dean of the law faculty. In his application for the position, which was made public earlier this month, Kasirer stressed his specialty in Quebec civil law but described himself as a generalist as a judge. Lametti said that at the start of the process, he required those involved, including the province of Quebec, to sign confidentiality agreements to make sure names didn’t become public after details of the 2017 selection process to replace former chief justice Beverley McLachlin was leaked. The Canadian Press and CTV reported in March that former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould recommended Glenn Joyal, chief justice of Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench, be appointed Supreme Court chief justice. Trudeau disagreed: he elevated Wagner, already on the court, to be chief justice and named Justice Sheilah Martin from Alberta to fill his spot. The leaks landed in the midst of a furor over Wilson-Raybould’s telling the justice committee that she was improperly pressured last fall to stop the criminal prosecution of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, and her belief she was moved out of the justice portfolio because of it. The leaks also raised concerns about the integrity of the appointments process. Lametti said he didn’t know where the leaks came from, but said he took steps in the current process to limit the number of people who had access to information. He had the server holding data on the appointment process from the rest of the Justice Department, among other measures to ensure there was no breach of privacy. “The disclosure of confidential information regarding candidates for judicial appointments is unacceptable and I want to stress that I took strict measures to ensure that confidentiality was respected,’’ Lametti said in his opening remarks. Campbell said there had never been, nor would there be, leaks from her advisory board. She said the board, when it met, would even try to go for dinner in places where no one would know them or know why they were together. At the end of the meeting, deputy Conservative leader Lisa Raitt tried unsuccessfully to get the justice committee to investigate the leak, with the vote on her motion splitting along partisan lines.



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Dozens of Kamloops students joined their peers in March as part of a global school walkout inspired by Swedish student Greta Thunberg. Students gathered downtown Kamloops, waving placards at passing vehicles, with signs such as “We’d be in school if it was cool” and “There is no Planet B.” The youth in Kamloops and around the world were calling on leaders to take tougher action on climate change through the global strike, which was been dubbed Fridays for Future. KTW FILE PHOTO


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HALIFAX — A federal government geoscientist has developed fresh maps of coastlines showing where flooding and erosion caused by climate change are likely to inflict maximum damage this century. The mapping by Gavin Manson, a coastal geoscientist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, has taken into account factors like the disappearance of sea ice, rising waves and the makeup of the shoreline. His Halifax office has combined six key factors to create visual ratings of “coastal sensitivity’’ on the three oceans. Manson said when one starts to consider how wave height rises due to a lack of sea ice or the slope of the shore, it can make a major difference in erosion and flooding. “It includes a whole lot more information on factors that affect the physical sensitivity of Canada’s coasts,’’ he said during an interview from his Halifax office. The expectation of rising sea lev-

els has already been documented in the Changing Climate Report Ottawa released in April for large portions of Atlantic Canada, the Beaufort Sea, the Fraser River lowlands and northern British Columbia. In parts of Atlantic Canada, where coastal land is sinking as seas rise, the ocean is predicted to be an average of between 75 centimetres to one metre higher by the end of the century — increasing flood risk during storms. However, Manson pointed out that quantifying coastal sensitivity takes the analysis further. The nature of the shoreline — whether it is beach, gravel or a hard rocky shore — is part of the mix of six variables the geological mapmakers have scored. Another factor now included in the maps is how the melting of ice in the ground beneath permafrost leaves coasts susceptible to more erosion. As the ground sinks, the oceans gain in energy, tearing away at the shore. “In the 2090s, there’s much less in the way of sea ice and there’s more waves,’’

Manson said. The researcher said the areas of highest sensitivity are on the northern coasts facing the Beaufort Sea, where bright red colours on the maps signal the elevated risk. “Things are getting much worse in that area ... It’s one of the areas with the highest increase in sensitivity and it extends farther east into the Arctic archipelago than we would have expected.’’ Factors such as melting ground ice and loose materials along the shore are key factors along the coast facing the Arctic Ocean, he added. Parts of Hudson Bay are also in the red zone, as are portions of southeastern Cape Breton and tiny Sable Island, hundreds of kilometres off Nova Scotia’s coast. In the case of Cape Breton, the factors that raise sensitivity include the likelihood of reduced ice on the inland Bras d’Or lakes, which would result in more tidal action against the shorelines. The mapping data is publicly available for downloading and study on a service called Geoscan.

The latest study from BC Hydro has found that office air conditioners cool the workplace in summer, but can also lead to heated arguments between colleagues. A report from the Crown corporation states that an increased use of air conditioning in the office leads to worker discomfort, with 25 per cent of those asked saying office temperature has prompted disagreements between co-workers. BC Hydro said the use of air conditioning in commercial buildings has increased by almost one-third since 2006, while its study said as many as two-thirds of the 500 people questioned report they can’t access the thermostat or lack permission to change the settings. Of those, BC Hydro said 60 per cent — most of them women — find office temperatures are so low that they have trouble working, requiring them to regularly use a blanket or other layers to fend off the chill. A BC Hydro spokeswoman said its data supports other studies showing many office climate-control systems are based on an outdated thermal comfort formula designed to suit the metabolic rate of men. The utility recommends offices be cooled to between 23 C and 26 C, that air conditioning should be turned off when the office is unoccupied and that a heating and air conditioning professional be hired to identify energy efficient solutions. BC Hydro spokeswoman Susie Rieder said part of the problem is that many office ventilation and heating systems continue to use settings that were often designed for men in the 1960s, noting research shows men have a higher metabolic rate than women. “That could be contributing to women feeling colder in the office,’’ Rieder said. “Another [study] that recently came out in the online research journal Plos One said women actually work better in warmer temperatures and men work better in colder temperatures,’’ she said. The online survey of 500 British Columbians was commissioned by BC Hydro and conducted between June 20 and June 25.


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The Jang family — from left, Jiyu, Jiya, Jiwoong and father Yongsun — enjoyed cooling off during a recent visit to the water park in Sahali’s Albert McGowan Park. A hot weekend, with forecast highs in the low 30s, should lead to large crowds flocking to water parks across the city.



OTTAWA — Export Development Canada says an independent review has cleared its personnel of any wrongdoing after a claim that its staff turned a blind eye to bribery and corruption in a 2011 transaction involving SNC-Lavalin. The Crown corporation launched a three-month probe after CBC News reported allegations by an unnamed SNCLavalin insider stating it was well known within the engineering firm that “technical fees’’ in its proposals included cash earmarked for local consultants or agents. The source alleged these technical fees can amount to millions of dollars and should have been detected by EDC personnel as they evaluated SNC-Lavalin’s application for support on a project in Africa. EDC, which acts as a credit agency for Canadian firms looking to do business abroad, provided SNC-Lavalin with between $250 million and $500 million worth of “political risk

insurance’’ for its deal to work on the Matala Dam in Angola. A spokeswoman for the Crown corporation said it’s only providing statements on the review’s findings and cannot release the report itself because it contains confidential commercial information. The probe conducted by the law firm Fasken involved interviews with EDC staff as well as a review of 1.7-million records related to SNC-Lavalin and the project. “Fasken did not find any evidence that EDC personnel had knowledge of, or were wilfully blind to, bribery and corruption in relation to the project as had been alleged,’’ the Crown corporation said in a statement. The law firm, EDC said, is conducting an additional review of its transaction screening process. A spokeswoman for SNC-

Lavalin declined to comment on the CBC report when it came out last spring, except to say the allegation in the story dated back to prior to 2012. The company has argued that despite past bad behaviour by some executives, it has cleaned house. Earlier this year, the beleaguered Montreal-based firm was at the heart of a political controversy that engulfed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government for months. Trudeau lost two senior cabinet ministers, a top aide and the country’s top public servant as a result of allegations that his former attorney general, Jody WilsonRaybould, was improperly pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office last fall to halt a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. The prime minister has denied his officials acted inappropriately. Since the winter, a number of public opinion polls have suggested support for the Liberals slid following the SNC-Lavalin affair.

orty years ago, James Lovelock published Gaia: a New Look at Life on Earth, setting forth his hypothesis that all life on Earth is part of a co-evolved system that maintains the planet as an environment hospitable to abundant life. Today, his approach is known as Earth System Science and is central to our understanding of how the planet works. But back in 1979, he already had a warning for us. “If ... man encroaches upon Gaia’s functional powers to such an extent that he disables her, he would then wake up one day to find that he had the permanent lifelong job of planetary maintenance engineer ... “Then at last we should be riding that strange contraption, ‘the spaceship Earth,’ and whatever tamed and domesticated biosphere remained would indeed be our ‘life support system.’ “We would face the final choice of permanent enslavement on the prison hulk of the spaceship Earth, or gigadeaths to enable the survivors to restore a Gaian world.” For the past 30 years, I have travelled to Devon, England, every four or five years to interview Lovelock, but essentially to ask him, “Are we there yet?” The last time I visited, he said, “Almost.” But he seemed remarkably cheerful about it, even though “there,” he believed, would imply the death of about 80 per cent of the global population (“gigadeaths”) before the end of the century. There is nothing harsh or cold about Lovelock, but it would be fair to say his manner is impish. He’s a dedicated contrarian who delights in challenging accepted wisdom — and he is generally proved right in the end. Although he was one of the first scientists to sound the alarm about global warming, he never bangs on about our folly, he never raises his voice and


WATCH he never despairs. I once asked him if he thought things would ever get so bad that human beings would go extinct. “Oh, I don’t think so,” he said. “Human beings are tough. There’ll always be a few breeding pairs.” But, he added, they’d have trouble trying to rebuild a high-energy civilization because we have used up all the easily accessible sources of energy building this one. It is a rather god-like perspective, but that probably comes naturally if you have spent your whole life trying to stand back far enough to see the system as a whole. He defined the Gaian system as “a complex entity involving the Earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and soil; the totality constituting a feedback or cybernetic system which seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet.” In other words, it’s all connected. The Earth’s temperature, the oxygen content of the atmosphere, all the qualities that make it a welcoming home for abundant life are maintained by the actions and inter-actions of the myriad species of living things. They are the creators and beneficiaries of this remarkably stable status quo. It sounds a bit New Age — he and American evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis, who collaborated with him in the earliest thinking on the proposition, took some flak for that from their scientific colleagues — but he wasn’t really suggesting the superorganism he proposed had consciousness or intention. Gaia was, from the start, a serious scientific

hypothesis that could be subjected to rigorous testing. It has now been elevated into an entirely respectable and widely accepted theory. Indeed, Gaia provides the broader context in which most research in the life sciences, and much chemical, geological, atmospheric and oceanographic research as well, is now done. Lovelock has changed our contemporary perspectives on life on this planet as much as Charles Darwin did for the 19th century. Like Darwin, Lovelock has done it as an independent scientist, mostly working on his own and with relatively modest resources. Even more remarkably, he published his first book, and his Gaia hypothesis, when he was already 60. That was 40 years ago. On Friday, he turns 100, but he hardly seems to have aged at all. To celebrate his birthday, Lovelock has published a new book — his 10th. It’s called Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence and it’s just as much off the beaten track as his first book, Gaia. He’s being cheerful again. Yes, we are approaching the “singularity,” the artificial-intelligence takeover when our robots/computers become autonomous. Yes, after that it is AI, not us, that will lead the dance. But don’t panic, because AI will be fully aware that its platform needs to be a more or less recognizably Gaian planet and will co-operate with us to preserve it. In that case, we will no longer be in the driver’s seat, but we will probably still be in the vehicle. “Whatever harm we have done to the Earth, we have, just in time, redeemed ourselves by acting simultaneously as parents and midwives to the cyborgs,” he writes. And he may be right. He’s certainly right a lot more often than he’s wrong. Happy birthday, Jim. Read more Gwynne Dyer columns online at


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ailboards skitter across the breezy bay waters far below as we bridge the gap from San Francisco to Marin Peninsula across the Golden Gate. Stretching across 4,200 feet, it was the world’s largest bridge when it opened in 1937 and, although the record has been surpassed many times, it continues to exemplify an icon of unique beauty. Driving 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate, is our home base for the weekend, the charming village of Mill Valley, where narrow tree-lined streets boast delightful shops and upscale restaurants. Protective hills border its three sides offering endless trails for hikers and cyclists. The towering backdrop of Mount Tamalpais creates an Alpine-like village feel. Founded in 1834 by Irishborn, John Reed, the head of this narrow and heavily-wooded valley was a prime location for his thriving sawmill. Today, just blocks from the popular hub, the restored landmark still stands amidst Old Mill Park’s redwoods. Other historical keepsakes include the 1902 Outdoor Art Club structure, which serves as a meeting site for town events. Since 1905, this locale has also been home to the Dypsea Race. Every year, thousands of participants run this grueling 11 kilometres of madness that extends from Mill Valley’s town square to Stinson Beach (via the 2,600 vertical foot rise of Mount Tamalpais). Our weekend home base is The Mill Valley Inn, a sophisticated boutique-style hotel where pampering guest rooms, an executive penthouse suite and creek-


TOP: Tuscany-style Mill Valley Inn portrays a sophisticated living experience that is found throughout Mill Valley, 15 minutes north of San Francisco across Marin Peninsula. FROM LEFT: Exploring this artsy community from open market shopping, walks along the beach under the famous Golden Gate Bridge or taking in old-town experiences are but a few of the many experiences to discover during a visit to Mill Valley, Ca.

side cottages are decked out with posh Tuscany-style interiors. Many offer Franklin fireplaces, and some, like ours, spoil with soaker-tubs big enough for two. A wine and cheese spread is offered every afternoon and a continental-style buffet of ovenbaked pastries, waffles, seasonal fruits and fresh-squeezed juices fuels us every morning before heading out to see the sights. Hiking in the region is reported to be phenomenal, whether

you venture up magnificent Mount Tam, do an all-dayer on Marin’s Dipsea trail, which links the Mill Valley core to the Pacific Coast, trek through misty redwood groves of Muir Woods, or, like us, simply explore a few trails closer to home. A short distance from the inn, we stroll along a creek bed that parallels winding Throckmorton Drive. The scattering of prestigious thatch-roofed homes appears protected from man-

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Row upon row of gourmet edibles tantalize our taste buds, a delightful deli department gets us drooling and the many aisles of wine and beer offerings satisfy the fussiest connoisseur. With food in our bellies, we’re recharged and revitalized. Sauntering along the winding sun-splashed streets, we discover local talents in a string of art galleries, browse through everything-you-need-to-get-fit sports shops and take a break at the Depot Bookstore and coffee bar. Lytton Square is the central hub and meeting point of Mill Valley. Here, we’re entertained by a variety of folk, both young and old. Some frolic on skateboards, others challenge on chessboards and a few create on art boards. For more browsing and buying, a short 10-minute drive will lead you to the seaside town of Sausalito, where more artisans hawk their wares, musicians reveal their talents and sailboats bob happily in Richards Bay. This enchanting artsy community is much like its neighbour, Tiburon, located on the other side of the bay. They each offer world-class dining, both playing a historical role in the development of the bay area. They share accessibility to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf via the Blue and Gold Fleet Ferries. Diversified arts, street entertainment and a great romantic retreat is what we found. Outdoor adventure, exquisite dining and wonderful vistas is what we enjoyed. A quote from our taxi driver summed it up well, when, as we were heading out of town proudly stated, “There’s so much to enjoy in Mill Valley, it’s really hard to keep this little piece of paradise a secret.” Travel Writers’ Tales can be found online at

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t’s a done deal all across Canada. I am referring to Sunday shopping being allowed in our nation since the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the Lord’s Day Act on April 24, 1985. The highest legal authority in the nation decided the Lord’s Day Act “contravened the freedom of religion and conscience provision in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” Besides shopping, other activities became more prevalent on Sundays, a day meant for family togetherness, rest and taking a break from the rat race. We have now become used to all sorts of innocuous Sunday community events, including Boogie The Bridge, the Terry Fox Run, marathons and other worthwhile and asso-


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ciated fundraisers. Biblically, keeping Sunday special is a follow-up from the fourth Mosaic commandment, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.” The intent of this column is not to enter into the theological issues connected with the origin and meaning of Sabbath, whether it refers to Saturday or Sunday, but to focus on the loss we have encountered as a result of a national day off being wiped out. Our time belongs to the Lord. He tells us how we are to use it.

It is the Lord who allocates time for work: “Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work.” It is not five days, but six. God allocates time for enjoyment: “The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work.” Sunday is for enjoying rest, our family, nature, etc. It is a day to recharge the batteries. God’s ratio is perfect: 6-1, six days of work, followed by one day of rest. Some Christians say there is no requirement to keep the Sabbath. This view is mistaken. The Sabbath was not just for the Old Testament period, but for all ages. Christ spoke of the relevance of the Sabbath in Mark 2:27: “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” It is still relevant for the 21st century.


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The Sabbath was to be kept by the Jews and also by strangers (Gentiles) lodging with them. It was for everyone. It is still meant for everyone — for me and you. Sundays should be different from the other six days. Sundays should be kept holy. Olympic athlete Eric Liddell ran in the 1924 Olympics. His best event was the 100-metre dash. But there was a problem — the heats were held on a Sunday. Liddell pulled out. While the heats were taking place, he was preaching in a church. A few days later, Liddell ran in the 400metre race. Nobody gave him a chance, but Liddell won gold, breaking the world record in the process. God honoured his stand for the Lord’s Day. How do we keep the Sabbath, the Lord’s Day, holy? By doing holy things. Contrary to popu-

lar belief, work is not a part of the curse. Before man sinned, he was given work to do (Genesis 2:15). God’s intention was that man should work to earn his livelihood. This intention is clearly stated in such passages as 1 Thessalonians 3:10-12 and 1 Timothy 5:8. Man is called upon to get to work and to be busy. But just as man is expected to work, he is also expected to rest. Our bodies and minds were never designed to work constantly. We were made to have a season of rest. Our bodies are seven-day clocks and they need to be wound up. Otherwise, they will run down into the grave. God did not give this commandment to interfere with our pleasure, but to insure our health. Today, we are not

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us (Matt. 28:20; Heb. 3:5). No matter what we face, God will constantly be meeting our need (Phil.4:13). Sunday is an excellent day for corporate worship and to begin preparing our spirit, heart and mind for the week ahead. God’s people are commanded to observe this time of worship (Hebrews 10:25). Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Sunday is still a holy day. Narayan Mitra is a volunteer chaplain at Thompson Rivers University. His email address is ryanmitra225@ KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@ kamloops Please include a very short bio and a photo.

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under the bondage of the law, but under the liberty of grace. However, God still expects us to maintain that one day out of every seven to rest for his glory and our health. Sunday is also a day of renewal. God has declared this day to be a holy day. He expected man to keep this day holy. He has not changed his mind, but expects man to keep one out of seven days for his glory and honour (Romans 14:5-8). Sunday is a great day for us to step back from life and look at all the blessings we have enjoyed over the last six days. This practise will keep us current in our praise and in our thanksgiving (1 Thess. 5:18). As we contemplate the coming work week, we need to call to mind God’s promises for our lives. Remembering that regardless of where we go, he will be with

A Federal Court judge has ordered Canada’s chief electoral officer to take a second look at whether voting day this October needs to be moved because it falls on a Jewish holiday — and come up with a decision in a matter of days. Election day can be no later than Oct. 21 under federal law, which this year falls on the Jewish holiday known as Shemini Atzeret, when observant Orthodox Jews are not permitted to work, vote or campaign. Elections Canada has been lobbied to move the date, but decided against it this close to the start of the election campaign. At a court hearing last week, complainants argued chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault’s decision was unreasonable. Justice Ann Marie McDonald’s decision this past Tuesday, days after a hearing, said there was a “lack of evidence’” that Perrault

balanced the infringement on the charter rights of affected voters against the objectives of the election law. McDonald ordered Perrault to review his decision and strike that balance, and to do so by Aug. 1. Elections Canada said it is reviewing the court decision. Under federal law, the chief electoral officer can only make a recommendation to cabinet. He doesn’t have the unilateral ability to move the election date. In early June, Conservative candidate Chani Aryeh-Bain, who is running in the Toronto riding of Eglinton-Lawrence, and Ira Walfish, a voter in nearby York Centre, asked the Federal Court to intervene, on the grounds Elections Canada failed to take their concerns seriously. They also argued that scheduled advance polling days are problematic. Three out of four advance voting days — which are held on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday the week

before election day — fall on dates when observant Jews wouldn’t be able to vote. Elections Canada had said that rather than recommend moving election day, it instead had instructed returning officers in ridings with large Jewish populations to conduct outreach and promote extended voting hours — from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — at advance polls. This past Tuesday, AryehBain, who observes the holiday, said in a statement that she hopes Perrault would move the election date to allow her “to compete in this election on an equal footing.’’ “The right to vote and run for office is one of the most fundamental rights in Canadian society and the court was right to find that Elections Canada must give them proper consideration,” Mostyn said. “We urge the chief electoral officer to act quickly and make the right decision.”

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A story of Resolve New book tells the story of a couple who embraced sobriety to keep their family together and encourage others to thrive SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER


Chase woman has written a book about a First Nations couple that overcame alcoholism and turned sobriety into something that not only kept their family together, but lifted up an entire community. Carolyn Parks Mintz is the author of Resolve: The Story of the Chelsea Family and a First Nation Community’s Will to Heal. She wrote the book after a serendipitous and moving encounter with Ivy Chelsea, the daughter of the book’s subjects Andy and Phyllis. The two have become known for what they did for their community, the Alkali Lake Esk’et First Nation, located 35 kilometres south of Williams Lake. Andy and Phyllis first met at St. Joseph’s Mission School — a residential school in Williams Lake. Later in life, when the couple married in 1964, they brought with them the effects of the trauma they endured and both struggled with alcohol, Mintz said. “It was weekend partying. As with most reserves in those days, it involved drinking. Andy, who was a great guy, could become angry — and he took it out on his wife. There was physical violence, arguing,” she said. But in 1971, daughter Ivy, then seven years old, and her brothers, told their parents they no longer wanted to live in the house because of their drinking.

The couple embraced sobriety and the violence and conflict between them came to an end, Parks Mintz said. The family remained survived intact and the change marked the beginning of a life of activism for the couple, with Andy using his position as band chief to bring about change and Phyllis working as a social worker, in the courts and on the school board. “They did some tough love stuff that got people’s attention. For example, there were bootleggers on the rez — and they decided they had to be stopped,” she said. With the help of the RCMP and the couple putting up their own money to support the operation, a sting operation to bust those selling alcohol was undertaken. Among those collected in the sting were both of the couple’s mothers, who were taken to meet with the RCMP waiting just off the reserve. They were not charged or arrested, but told that if they were caught again they would go to jail. “That pretty well cleaned up the bootlegging. They were caught red-handed,” Parks Mintz said. The Chelseas went to work to eradicate alcoholism in their community and beyond. Over the 27 years Andy was chief of the reserve, he took his community from 100 per cent alcoholic to 98 per cent sober, Parks Mintz said.

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“It was such a sad story that included triumph,” she said. Resolve combines interviews with historical records to tell a close and personal story of the Chelsea family. Parks Mintz said the book is both a celebration of strength and a condemnation of systemic racism. Parks Mintz will be at Chapters, 4-1395 Hillside Dr., on Saturday, July 27, for a book signing event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. She began work on the book in 2016 and moved to Chase from Ontario shortly after. The timing turned out to be crucial. In January 2017, Andy was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Parks Mintz said she immediately embarked on his interviews and wrote all of his segments of the book. “He read them, he approved them and he liked them. And then we lost him in June 2017,” Parks Mintz said.



Baritone saxophone player Sam Rudge lays down the bass for Clifford Brown’s Blues Walk during a rehearsal at KISSM. Find more photos on page A36.

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MUSIC IN THE PARK THIS WEEK July 26 to Aug. 1, daily at 7 p.m., Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park


This week, Music in the Park will feature blues harmonica player Sherman Doucette on Friday, Jersey Boulevard (a Bon Jovi and Journey tribute band) on Saturday as part of the CIFM event, the Nova Scotiables on Sunday, Willie Ward’s Cool Machine on Monday, funk/rock/blues band Road Waves on Tuesday, country rockers Hillside Outlaws on Wednesday and This Way North, a rock duo out of Australia, on Thursday. Music in the Park continues until Aug. 31.


X FEST THEATRE IN THE PARK Until Aug. 3, Prince Charles Park, 1145 Nicola St.






Two Project X Theatre productions will be presented as part of this year’s X Fest. Cinderella will run at 7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and Jack and the Beanstalk will run at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Pay-what-you-can matinees will be presented on Saturday, June 20, and Saturday, Aug. 3. at 2 p.m.

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BUSKERS FESTIVAL Until July 28, Riverside Park

The International Buskers Festival has returned for another year. Street performers from all over the world have converged at Riverside Park. For details, go online to


MAMMA MIA! July 26 and July 27, 7 p.m., Kamloops School of the Arts gymnasium, 1390 9th Ave.

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BACK ALLEY BLOCK PARTY July 26, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., 200-block of Second Avenue, in the alley between Cactus Jack’s Nightclub and Player’s Bench

The third annual Back Alley Block Party will feature food from Fat Franks and Fresh Slice Pizza, live music from The Houses (Where We Grew Up), Jeremy Kneeshaw and Tennessee Walker, and local beer from Alchemy Brewing, Red Collar Brewing, The Noble Pig and Iron Road Brewing. Drink tickets are for sale cash-only at the event.





CHROME ON THE GRASS July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tk’emlups Powwow Grounds at Highway 5 and Shuswap Road


The Kamloops Street Rod Association will hosts Chrome on the Grass on July 27, featuring custom and classic hot rods on display.


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SERENA RYDER July 27, 7 p.m., Sun Peaks Resort, 1280 Alpine Rd.

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FROM FRIDAY, JULY 26 INDIGENOUS FASHION SHOW Aug. 9, Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St.

The Indigenous Resurgence Fashion Show has partnered with Fashion Speaks International to bring new-age Indigenized fashion to Kamloops. Items will be available for sale following the show. Tickets are $19 or $14 for students and seniors, available online at

RIBFEST AND HOT NITE Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, Riverside Park and downtown Kamloops

Daybreak Rotary’s annual barbecue competition will return to Riverside Park, featuring vendors from all over Canada and the United States. Its companion event, Hot Nite in the City, will put classic and custom cars on display in downtown Kamloops.

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Aug. 10, Riverside Park waterfront

Teams of paddlers will take to the Thompson and compete in this annual event. The boats will be filled with as many as 22 men and women.

SELF-PORTRAITS Until Aug. 10, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.

The Kamloops Arts Council’s main gallery will host the Muses, a group of artists who have exhibited together for more than a decade. Their self-portraits range widely in media from sculpture to watercolour and even floral design. The exhibit runs until Aug. 10. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL Aug. 17, location near Kamloops to be announced

The Hi, Society Music Festival has returned and will feature artists like Phibes, Mat the Alien, Neon Steve, Chuurch, Greazus, Abstrakt Sonance, Joe Nice and dozens more. Tickets are available online at

RETRO CONCERT Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, Sun Peaks Resort, 1280 Alpine Rd.

Free live music will be heard at Sun Peaks with a lineup of tribute bands on the docket. Artists receiving tribute include ZZ Top, Santana, ‘80s chick rockers, The Tragically Hip, Led Zeppelin and Neil Young. Original acts include Blonde Diamond, who will perform at the upper plaza stage and The Decoys, who will play at Bottoms Bar and Grill.

PRIDE PARADE Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stuart Wood elementary school, 245 St. Paul St.

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CONCRETE SCULPTURES Until Sept. 7, Kamloops Art Gallery, 465 Victoria St.

David Jacob Harder’s Poly(mer)hedron, featuring sculpture of everyday objects cast in concrete, will run from July 6 to Sept. 7 in The Cube at the Kamloops Art Gallery.

SCULPTURE EXHIBIT Until Sept. 21, Kamloops Art Gallery, 465 Victoria St.

A new KAG exhibit titled Ionic Bonds features sculpted works by 10 artists. It runs until Sept. 21.

‘50S AND ‘60S MUSIC Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St.

Relive the Music: ’50s and ‘60s is a show that progresses through the history of music and incorporates trivia, live music, dancers and video. Tickets are $55, available at the Kamloops Live box office, online at




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Canadian animation studio Nelvana sues Oklahoma dispensary over Treehouse logo ASSOCIATED PRESS

SCHOOL DISTRICT 73 PHOTO University students (back row, left to right) Lucas Olsen, Evan Snee, Paige Olsen, Emma Tow, Matt Fichter and Colin O’Fee look on as Kamloops Music Collective executive director Kim Mangan and SD73 secretarytreasurer Kelvin Stretch formalize a three-year agreement between the collective and the school district.

TULSA, Okla. — A Canadian animation studio and media company is suing an Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensary chain accusing it of infringing copyright by using a logo long-established in programming aimed at children. Nelvana Enterprises Inc. filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tulsa last week that alleges Treehouse Dispensaries “wilfully copied and is using a confusing similar imitation” of a logo it has used in children’s television programming since the 1990s, the Tulsa World reported. Nelvana, based in Toronto, said Treehouse Dispensary promised to stop using the logo but didn’t provide a timeline and neglected to follow through on its word in a timely manner. United States Patent and Trademark Office records show Nelvana registered “TREEHOUSEDIRECT” as a trademark Nov. 27, 2007. “Plaintiff has received complaints from parents and teachers in Oklahoma who are concerned that

Plaintiff is selling cannabis or otherwise affiliated with Defendant,” the lawsuit, filed by Tulsa firm McAfee and Taft, states. It goes on to note the confusion is especially troubling because the Treehouse brand is built around entertainment and products for children and that “hijacking of a children’s brand to sell cannabis products” sullied its reputation. Ron Durbin, an attorney representing Treehouse Dispensaries, said the business “categorically denies that its logo infringes on any existing trademarks in the United States” and will “vigorously defend” itself in court. He said Treehouse Dispensaries made an effort to change its logo in a move to avert possible confusion. Nelvana is pursuing financial damages from revenue that Treehouse Dispensary earned while using the logo at its various locations in Oklahoma. The company also wants a court mandate ordering the confiscation, delivery and destruction of any cannabis products that infringe Nelvana’s rights to its logo.

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School District 73 is lowering the hertz on the pocketbook for the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music (KISSM). Hosted annually by the Kamloops Music Collective, the program is being granted $15,000 annually from SD73 to offset 80 per cent of facility rental costs — passing the savings on to the budding musicians. The three-year agreement spares the music collective from having to make a nominal fee increase next year to cover program expenses, music collective executive director Kim Mangan told KTW. It also establishes a formal working relationship with the school district that includes

instrument sharing, she said. Mangan said the agreement helps keep the three-week KISSM program affordable for students. “Kids who come to KISSM get about 100 hours of music education and it costs them about $6 an hour,” Mangan said. As part of the agreement, the music collective will continue to support SD73 music programs through the Whole Note, BAND Together and KMC Outreach and also offer special events assistance for programs including Jazz Jam and String Wrap Up. “We know this agreement will help encourage more students to connect to their interests and passions,” SD73 superintendent Alison Sidow said.

The Kamloops Music Collective operates numerous youth-focused music programs in Kamloops and has collaborated with SD73 for several years to provide services including instrument sharing, grant applications, special program initiatives, funding and district facility rentals. “Much of our expanded work has benefited SD73 music students and this formalized agreement means that we can continue to support youth in Kamloops who are passionate about music,” Mangan said. The agreement is in effect for the 2019 Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music program, which wraps up on Friday at the Kamloops School of the Arts.


Toronto-raised YouTube sensation Lilly Singh has revealed the premiere date for her trailblazing late-night talk show. In a new YouTube video, the 30-year-old who’s known as “Superwoman” reveals A Little Late with Lilly Singh will premiere Sept. 16. She also posted the date on her Instagram account along with a photo of herself wearing a pants suit and heels. The Indian-Canadian actresscomedian-writer replaces Carson Daly’s slot, making her the first woman of colour to host a daily latenight show on a major broadcast network. The show will air on NBC and Global.

In a recent interview with Canadian Press, Singh said she was trying to build a team for the show “that not only is super talented but is representative of the world.” Her new video announcing the date of her show, posted Thursday, has the caption: “Your girl is bringing a baby into this world very soon.... And by baby, I mean brain baby... duh!” In the Instagram post about the date, she encourages fans to “Tell a stranger, tag a friend, send a raven, write to your pen pal, dm your side ting, repost this pic, get it tatted, message your bae, send your coworkers a cal invite and tell your mother so she can tell your aunty who will tell her neighbour and hopefully create a circle of positive gossip for once. Take that aunty! I didn’t just wear a short skirt... I have my own show.”

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FROM THE FINAL WEEK OF KISSM Clockwise from top left: Adrianna Shupenia (front left), Daniel Hart and Brooklynn Snee rehearsing for Mamma Mia!; Cooper Fadden (left), Coburn Fadden and Brad Turner look over lyrics; Maya Power, as Belle, rehearses for Beauty and the Beast; Sascha Hall (left), Sophie Swift and Anika Howell rehearse for Beauty and the Beast. DAVE EAGLES PHOTOS/KTW

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ane Grunerud and Jordan Calibaba often listen to rap and country tunes in a car for about an hour before game time, talking and trying to relax before taking to the diamond. Here’s a suggestion for the playlist this weekend: Flatland Cavalry — Devil Off My Back. The Kamloops Kal Tire RiverDogs, who have never won a playoff series since the B.C. Baseball College Prep League formed in 2016, will travel to Kelowna to play the Sun Devils in a best-of-three Round 1 postseason series. Game times are noon and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Edith Gay Park. Game 3, if necessary, will get underway at noon on Sunday. “I think the season started out slow, but we had to get used to the new coach, the third-years, especially,” said Grunerud, one of the Dogs’ three graduating

third-year players. “We got some big wins down the stretch, with beating Chilliwack, the first-place team, so I think we’re looking good going into the playoffs.” Sean Wandler, who coached the midget AAA RiverDogs for nearly 20 years, stepped aside before the 2019 campaign and was replaced by Mark Orr, who moved up from the bantam ranks to take the position. “Mark’s a great coach, but I was definitely used to some different styles with Sean,” Calibaba said. “We had to adapt in the beginning and it was hard. It really was. “But we ended up going along with Mark’s teaching style. It was definitely not a bad change, but it was something to learn and change with. We adapted to it.” Orr expected a slow start,

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Austin Coyle delivers for the Dogs, who rebounded from a 2-11 start to finish league play with a record of 17-25.

with an inexperienced team — eight of 13 players and the head coach are College Prep League rookies — jumping into action against veteran-laden powerhouse programs from the Coast, such as the Cloverdale Nationals and Chilliwack Cougars. “This is an easy-going group,” Orr said. “They’re not a rah-rah kind of group. They’re quiet. Trying to get them to get moti-

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vated and cheer one another on has been a challenge, but good kids overall. “It was going to be slow off the hop. We climbed the ladder a little bit. Other games, we went back down. We’re trying to put it together here for the playoffs to see if we can try and make a run.” The first-round matchups, with regular-season records in brackets: No. 1 Chilliwack (34-8) vs.

No. 8 Township (5-37) of Walnut Grove, No. 2 Cloverdale (31-11) vs. No. 7 Richmond (17-25), No. 3 Kelowna (23-19) vs. No. 6 Kamloops (17-25) and No. 4 Ridge Meadows (22-20) vs. No. 5 Tri-City (19-23). Winners will advance to the final-four B.C. championship tournament next weekend in Richmond. See DOGS, A39


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Dane Kinney and Tyson vonHollen will compete for B.C. at the Canadian Lacrosse Association Minor Box Lacrosse National Championships, scheduled to run from Dane Kinney (left) and Tyson vonHollen will toil for Team B.C. at box lacrosse nationals in August in Coquitlam.

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Kamloops, we only play in the A2 Division a lot of the time, or have lately, so we don’t see those A1-calibre players,” said Lockwood, whose charges won a league title this season, emerging from a division that included North Okanagan, Kelowna and Penticton. “When we heard they both made it, it was great news for Kamloops, showing that kids from the smaller towns, not just from the Coast, can make these teams.” Lockwood has a son who played this season in the Kamloops novice ranks. “It sets a good example for kids coming up,” said Lockwood, a longtime senior Kamloops Rattlers’ runner. “They’re already asking, ‘Well, when do we get to try out for Team B.C.?” Kinney did not seem thrilled with the location of nationals, knowing the 2019 tournament will not allow for cross-country travel, but he is looking on the bright side. “I think it would be more fun to go to Manitoba or something, but now my family can come watch because it’s closer,” Kinney said. Manitoba, First Nations, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Saskatchewan will provide competition for B.C. at peewee nationals. “I know a lot of people are going down there to watch them play,” Lockwood said. “It shows the kids what they can strive for.”

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into Grade 7 at Lloyd George elementary. “You get called into the room and they’d be like, ‘You made the team, or good luck.’ “I was just happy, surprised.” Kinney’s teammate from the Tournament Capital was a bag of nerves while standing in the hallway, waiting for his turn to brave the chopping block. “It relieved a lot of pressure,” said vonHollen, who is heading into Grade 7 at Brock Middle School. “I didn’t think my chances were very high because there were a lot of people and they looked pretty good.” Kinney and vonHollen played this season for the A2 Kamloops Rattlers, who earned silver at the Subway BCLA Minor Box Lacrosse Provincial Championships earlier this month in Delta. “Basically, both Dane and Tyson are the epitome of team players for us,” said peewee Rattlers’ head coach AJ Lockwood. “They lead by example every time they’re on the floor. “When they went to B.C. camp, they stood out in that they are very coachable. You can see the next shift, they do what they’re instructed to do and work their butts off every time they’re out there.” The Snakes’ twosome breezed through an Okanagan-Interior try out that preceded the Vancouver evaluation, at which they were competing for roster spots against top players, most of whom play A1 lacrosse. “Coming from

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DUTCH OAK PHOTOGRAPHY Kamloops Track and Field Club athlete Dwight Liburd blasts off at Hillside Stadium in June.

Record-setting meet Sunette Lessing and Dwight Liburd of the Kamloops Track and Field Club represented Canada in the 2019 North, Central America and Caribbean Master’s Athletics Championships, held last weekend in Toronto. More than 1,100 athletes from 32 countries took part. Sunette Lessing, competing in the women’s 50- to 54-yearold division, won gold in long jump, with a Canadian-record

leap of 4.67 metres, and soared 1.45m to earn gold in high jump. Lessing’s record-setting meet also included a silver-medal finish in pentathlon, with a B.C.-record 3,386 points, and bronze in the 80m hurdles, with a B.C.-record time of 14.02 seconds. Liburd, toiling in the 35- to 39-year-old men’s division, won four medals in Toronto and set two provincial records.

He leaped 6.25m to finish atop the podium and set a B.C. record in long jump. In triple jump, Liburd’s mark of 12.13m, a B.C. record, was good enough for gold. He won silver in the 4x100m relay and bronze in the 100m, with a time of 11.22 seconds. Lessing and Liburd will be among Kamloops athletes who compete next year at the 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships in Toronto.


Kamloops and the Richmond Chuckers finished the campaign with matching records, but the Dogs won the season series 4-2 to earn the sixth seed via tiebreaker and avoid the formidable Nationals in Round 1. Cloverdale swept Kamloops in their sixgame season series. The RiverDogs managed to edge the Chuckers with what was perhaps their most notable victory of the year, the regular-season finale last Sunday against the top-ranked Cougars in Chilliwack. “We just beat Chilliwack. They’re No. 1 in the league,” said Calibaba, a third-year

standout who has been hampered this season by an arm injury. “We can really beat anyone in the league if we’re all focused.” The RiverDogs, who lost 11 of 13 games to start the campaign, are likely to start Tallis McLeod on the mound in Game 1 on Saturday. He was outstanding in the 3-1 victory over Chilliwack last Sunday, allowing one run on five hits in seven innings of work, with three strikeouts, to shut down the league’s most-prolific offence. Parker Sauer is expected to get the nod for Game 2. Orr is not a fan of Edith Gay Park, noting Kamloops is spoiled with its McArthur

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Island facilities, but he said the undersized yard may suit the Dogs, who have power hitters and finished third in the league in runs scored. The major concern for the Dogs will be limiting runs against, a category in which they finished second-last, allowing fewer runs than only the lastplace, expansion Blue Sox. Kamloops is prone to disaster innings, its most recent collapse coming in Game 1 of the doubleheader against Chilliwack last Sunday, when the Cougars racked up 10 runs in the first inning. Chilliwack won 10-0. “Our focus kind of wanders, with the

walks,” Orr said. “All of a sudden, you compound that with a couple of errors and, before you know it, we have one big inning against us. “Just throw strikes and keep the ball in play, our defence seems to rise to the occasion and offence seems to follow after that.” If they do those things, the Dogs will give themselves a shot at launching the Devils — and that College Prep League playoff monkey — off their backs. “We have a much better chance this year,” Calibaba said. “I hope we’re all focused and working together to do what we need to do to win.”

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OLYMPIC.CA PHOTO Kayla Moleschi of Williams Lake will be Captain Canada at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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Canada set the bar high in winning the women’s rugby sevens gold on home soil at the 2015 Pan American Games. The Canadian women took no prisoners en route to the podium, outscoring its opposition 285-19 and running in 47 tries while yielding just three. After going down 7-0 in the final, Canada hammered the U.S. 55-7 for its sixth straight win. “Definitely one to remember,’’ recalled Kayla Moleschi, a Williams Lake product who was part of that 2015 team and is captaining the 2019 squad. Canada begins defence of

its Pan Am title in Lima on Friday against Mexico before facing host Peru and Brazil on Saturday, with playoff games Sunday. Rugby Canada has opted for a blend of experience and youth, allowing some veterans time off to rest and recuperate after the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series. Moleschi leads a young team missing Ghislaine Landry, Bianca Farella, Britt Benn, Karen Paquin, Charity Williams, Julia Greenshields and Keyara Wardley, all of whom were part of the team that finished third at the World Series stop in Biarritz, France, last month. Only Moleschi, Caroline Crossley, Emma Chown, Kaili

Lukan and Breanne Nicholas return from the France squad. Moleschi said there are plenty of players ready for their close-up. “This tournament is really going to show the depth in our program,’’ she said. “We’ve got a lot of girls that are wanting to step up and put their hands up in the hopes of (making) the Olympics.’’ “We’re a world-class team and we’re here to bring the heat,’’ she added. The Canadian women, who won bronze at the 2016 Rio Games, secured automatic qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by finishing in the top four in the World Series this season.

REELING LEOS TO HOST ROUGHRIDERS The B.C. Lions are in trouble. With a retooled club that includes star freeagent acquisition Mike Reilly, the CFL club is off to a 1-5 start and must right the ship in a hurry to avoid missing the playoffs. The Lions will play host to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday at BC Place Stadium, with kickoff slated for 4 p.m. B.C. sits last in the Western Conference, two points back of Saskatchewan and eight points behind the conference-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-0), the class of the CFL through six weeks. Reilly has been playing behind a porous offensive line and has been sacked

a league-high 21 times. The Leos’ only victory of the campaign came against the winless Argonauts, an 18-17 triumph on July 6 in Toronto. Since then, B.C. has suffered a pair of losses — 33-6 to visting Edmonton on July 11 and 38-25 to hometown Saskatchewan last Saturday. The Lions hired head coach DeVone Claybrooks prior to the 2019 campaign. “You’ve got all the ingredients and you want to see what kind of soup you’re going to make,” he told KTW in June at training camp in Kamloops. “Hopefully, I make some chicken noodle.” At the moment, the soup appears to be in danger of boiling over.

Triathletes, swimmers fare well in Okanagan Kamloops athletes were in action last weekend at the Across the Lake Swim in Kelowna and Peach Classic Triathlon in Penticton. Yvonne Timewell placed first in the 50- to 54-year-old female division in the standard-distance

triathlon in Penticton, a 1.5-kilometre swim, 40km bike and 10km run. Sheena Harris was fourth in the 40- to 44-year-old female category and Kate Sykes placed fifth in the 45- to 49-year-old women’s division in the standard distance.

Marianne Butcher won gold in the 50- to 54-year-old female division in the sprint distance, a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. David Gerein finished atop the podium in the 30- to 34-yearold male division in the sprint event.

Andrea Burrows was the fastest Kamloops finisher at the 2.1km Across the Lake Swim in Kelowna, finishing in 32 minutes and 25 seconds. Chris O’Hara was the top male from the Tournament Capital, with a time of 33:12.

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Canada’s swim star of the 2016 Summer Olympics sees Tokyo on the horizon. Penny Oleksiak’s four swimming medals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, made her the first Canadian to win that many at a single Summer Games. The gold medallist in the 100metre freestyle can’t help but think about the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics just a year away. “Almost every day I’d say,’’ the Toronto teenager told the Canadian Press. “It just comes with what I do. As I get closer to the Olympics obviously it’s going to be on my mind more.’’ She’s not alone. The majority of Canada’s 2020 Olympic hopefuls are testing their mettle this summer in either their last world championship before Tokyo, or at the Pan American Games opening Friday in Lima, Peru. The Tokyo Olympics open July 24 and close Aug. 9. The Paralympic Games follow from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6. Canada’s 22 medals in 2016 equalled the most at a non-boycotted Summer Games after Atlanta in 1996, and ranked 10th among nations. Canada’s quadruple gold in Rio was also the most since winning seven in 1992.


Gracenote predicts another record Games for Canada. The data analytics company projects 25 medals, including six gold, but ranks Canada 13th. Own The Podium chief executive officer Anne Merklinger isn’t making any hard predictions for Tokyo until the world championship season has concluded. There are obvious trends, however. Women claimed 16 of Canada’s medals in Rio and they’re tracking to lead the medal charge again in Tokyo. The powerhouse women’s swim team is currently raking in medals at the world championship in South Korea. “Swimming is by far and away one of the strongest sports heading into the games,’’ Merklinger said. “Everyone knows we have a strong

swim team, particularly our women are performing very, very well.’’ OTP provides technical expertise to sport federations and makes funding recommendations to Sport Canada based on medal potential. Just over $40 million was directed to summer sport for 2019-2020 in targeted money to get athletes on the podium in Tokyo. Oleksiak, world champions Kylie Masse of LaSalle, Que., and Maggie MacNeil of London, Ont., and Taylor Ruck of Kelowna, who won eight Commonwealth Games medals last year, give the women’s swim team multiple medal chances in individual races and women’s relays. “When you’re with all these girls breaking world records, doing amazing things and dropping their times significantly, it’s just really awesome to see and just keeps you motivated,’’ Oleksiak said. Women’s beach volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics, soccer and rugby sevens are fertile medal ground. And when women’s sprint canoe makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of TroisRivieres, Que., is the gold-medal favourite with 11 career world championship wins. “Right now, weirdly enough, I try to not overthink it,’’ Vincente-Lapointe said. “If I allow myself to think about it, I can get pretty stressed.”



The Dog Days of Summer are here, and they have sunk their teeth deep into the Vancouver Whitecaps’ posterior. The Caps lost 2-1 to Cavalry FC Wednesday at B.C. Place, ending their Canadian Championship hopes in a cavalcade of booing and Calgary goals. There is no avoiding this: It’s the lowest moment in the Major League Soccer team’s history. A loss to a team from a lesser league — it’s irrelevant how well the Cavs are doing in the Canadian Premier League — is like an NFL team losing to a CFL squad. It shouldn’t happen. The Whitecaps are the first MLS team to lose to a CPL side — the Montreal Impact advanced in the other quarter-final, beating York9 FC 1-0 on Wednesday — the latest chapter in a season that has reached dark depths previously unseen. The crowd was an

announced 16,089, but the actual attendance was likely a little more than half of that, another sign the fan base has abandoned the team this season. The Cavs have a payroll that is a fraction of the $8 million the Whitecaps spend on players, but they were the dominant team on Wednesday night. With the funk the Caps are in, something drastic is needed to break out of it as they get ready for Saturday’s away game in Minnesota. “There’s a couple of things we could try to do to get a reaction in the locker room. Maybe new blood, maybe at this point, some moves if we’re able to, and an understanding of everyone that nothing’s guaranteed in football. Nothing’s guaranteed,” said Caps’ coach Marc Dos Santos, who has another two weeks before the transfer window closes.

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HISTORY In this aerial view of Kamloops, archeological sites are marked in red.


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uring reconstruction on West Victoria Street, an archeological and ancestral burial site were found under the asphalt at the edge of the road. It’s a reminder that this city has been occupied for millennia and that Kamloops imposed itself on unceded land — including all the heritage sites created before settlers arrived. As a community, we need to start to talk about what that looked like. First, a review: There’s good archeological and oral historical evidence that Kamloops and the entire Thompson Valley have been occupied since the last Ice Age. The area along the river from Kamloops to Chase has been called “the cradle of Secwepemc culture” — cultural traits that first appeared here are found through Secwépemcúl’ecw. During that 500-plusgeneration-long occupation, Kamloops became a pre-colonial hub that left a dense material record. Among B.C. cities, Kamloops is second only to Victoria in number of known archeological sites within 10 kilometres

of the city centre. So, what happened? How did this land go from cradling Secwepemc to an urban swath of Euro-Canadian settlement? Let’s go to that spot on West Victoria Street, where the ancestral burial site was found. By around 1880, all the land around there, what would become Kamloops, had been taken up under a series of colonial land ordinances. Under these new land laws, white settlers could “pre-empt” — or occupy — free on promise of improvement, up to 320 acres of land. None of that land had been ceded to colonial authorities by treaty, sale or military force. Secwepemc were unilaterally dispossessed of their homelands by pen strokes. The pre-emption scheme was forbidden to Indigenous people, who were being relegated to

the first Indian reserves in this period. By about 1876, when the Indian Act was passed, all the prime land in the Thompson Valleys was claimed or settled by whites. There’s some crucial context here about the transfer of land from Secwepemc to seme7 (settlers). First, deadly epidemics threw Indigenous communities into crisis. The 1862-1863 smallpox bout was particularly brutal, killing more than two-thirds of Secwepemc around Kamloops. By 1910, reduced populations were all confined to Indian reserves and federal Indian Agents controlled every aspect of Indigenous life. Permission was needed to leave reserves, fish or gather in groups. Permission was needed to live. Residential schools were a part of

Indigenous population control, too, freeing up future land. By the 1930s, two entire generations of Secwepemc (and Nlaka’pamux and Syilx and other) kids had been stolen and raised at the Kamloops Industrial School. All the while, Kamloops grew. Tk’emlups families that had owned and occupied this land for millennia became all but invisible. But the archeological sites remain. Those sites are still here, under West Victoria, downtown, Sagebrush, Aberdeen, Brocklehurst and Valleyview. There is no neighbourhood in Kamloops that was not Tk’emlups first. It’s an uncomfortable truth that the racist laws of a colonial state allowed a new Kamloops to flourish without impediment. But every square inch has been built on lands

that belonged to another nation. When ancient bones or stones are uncovered in the city, when we’re confronted with material evidence of the Secwepemc past, we should not allow ourselves to be surprised by that. To imagine these sites are rare, oneoffs or exceptions is a denial of our history that comes at the expense of Indigenous rights. Secwepemc heritage is embedded in the landscape in Kamloops. We will continue to find sites as we dig and build. Many have been destroyed, but more are still there, under malls and lanes and schools and parks of Kamloops. This is the reality of colonial occupation. The question is: How is Kamloops going to reconcile this past with the future we want to make? Joanne Hammond is a Kamloops-based archeologist. Interested in more? Go online to Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the Kamloops region. A group of nine archeologists working in the area contribute columns to KTW’s print edition and online at

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ACROSS 1. Knock 4. Amped 9. Racket 13. Chocolate component 18. Humans’ closest relatives 20. Alternative sweetener source 21. Trendy superfood 22. Coral formation 23. “Should I not use my oven clock?”? 26. “My turn! My turn!” 27. What bankers and prospectors both seek 28. Sends a Dear John letter 29. An arm and a leg 30. Soprano Fleming 31. Numerical prefix from the Greek for “monster” 32. Gloria, in the animated “Madagascar” films 33. Scrubs 35. The “Iliad” and the “Odyssey”? 40. ____ vu 41. Some spicy fare 43. Father of Zeus 44. Composer of “The Microsoft Sound,” which, ironically, he wrote on a Mac 45. President-____ 47. Its calendar begins in A.D. 622 50. Members of a flock 51. Put up 52. Give a ride to an Indiana hoopster? 55. Bargain-priced 56. New Year abroad 57. Teacher of the dharma 58. Orange juice option 59. “I can’t take this anymore!” 61. The Kremlin, e.g. 63. “____ in the Underworld” (Offenbach opera) 65. Show impatience with, as an envelope 68. “Cool beans!” 70. ____ health

71. Pope’s “____ on Solitude” 74. Shared spirit 75. Printer’s low-ink alert? 78. How balloons are priced? 79. Round product with a wax wrapper 81. Unwanted looks 82. Less outgoing 83. Bygone monitor, for short 84. What no single speaker is capable of 86. Offerings in a bridal registry 88. Cause of an R rating 89. What a plumber did for a clogged drain? 93. Given a yellow card, say 95. Top of the Special Forces? 96. Little dippers? 97. Relish 98. Like a Tour de France rider on Day 20 vis-à-vis Day 10 99. Classical personification of ideal human beauty 101. Overlord, for the Battle of Normandy 104. Supereasy quiz question 105. World’s shortestreigning monarch? 107. Sphere of influence 108. Tweak, in a way 109. In no way reticent 110. Sketch out 111. Tries 112. Flotsam and Jetsam, in “The Little Mermaid” 113. Really like 114. Sign of a packed house

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FRIDAY, July 26, 2019

OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Margaret Ida Rose June 25, 1928 – July 14, 2019

Margaret passed away peacefully at Ridgeview Lodge at the age of 91 on July 14, 2019.

In Loving Memory Of JP Gotro

July 6, 1970 - July 27, 2017

She was born in Kamloops on June 25, 1928 to Pete and Mary Vinnie. She was raised on a farm in Pinantan and was the second eldest of eleven children. She grew to be a very strong and independent woman. Schooling and education were very important to her. She put herself through business and secretarial school. Her career spanned from work at Kamloops Sentinel, North Kamloops Town Office and Canadian Union of Public Employees. Wherever her life brought her, she always gave her time and energy to volunteering. She served as president of the Kamloops Business & Professional Women’s Club. She started the Kamloops Arthritis Chapter and served as their president. Margaret also found time to serve as president of the Kamloops Garden Club. She loved cooking, crocheting, gardening, flower arranging, playing solitaire and chewing her gum. Marg is survived by her three daughters Darlene (Mike) Walsh of Langley, Carole (Howard) Still of Calgary and Penny (Doug) Beaver of Kamloops and their families. She is also survived by her three sisters Sito Campbell, Midge Hazelwood and Winnie Crippen. Thank you to the staff of Ridgeview Lodge for your kind and compassionate care over the past six years and Kamloops Funeral Home for all your help with arrangements during this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arthritis Society.

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In Loving Memory Of Owen Hanna

December 18, 1981 – July 26, 2009

You are near, even if I don’t see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life always.

Love always and forever, Your Family

Harry Winstanley Francis Harry Francis passed away peacefully on July 21, 2019 with family by his side at the age of 93. A longtime Kamloops resident, Harry and his wife Lilian, have enjoyed life at Berwick on the Park for the last 10 years. A loving husband for 72 years, he has also been an inspirational dad, grandfather and greatgrandfather. Family meant everything to him. An avid golfer, baseball player and newspaper man - Harry and Lil launched the long-running Kamloops News. He was a caring leader at the paper - truly admired by his staff. Born in Vancouver in 1926, he graduated from Kitsilano HS, enlisted in the army for two years near the end of WWII, before getting married to Lil and moving to Kamloops. He is predeceased by his parents Gwendolene and William Henry (Harry) Francis, and his sister and her husband Em and Bob Innis. Harry is survived by his wife Lilian, his daughter Debi (Randy) Eppinger, son Doug (Murielle) Francis, grandchildren Lori (Brad), Mark (Shalan), Alysia (Alex) and Jake (Daniela) and great-grandchildren Maisie, Olivia, Dom, Nate, Kaija, Ava, Finn and Cole. A kind-natured and modest gentleman, always with a sense of humour, he loved music and any opportunity to dance with Lil. He will be deeply missed. A special kind of man - he was a lesson in how we should act towards others. The family would like to thank the ER nurses and doctors at RIH and staff at Berwick and BRIO for their exceptional care in his final days. No funeral by his request, the family will gather for a Celebration of Life to honour his memory later in the summer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the charity of your choice.

At Schoening we believe a life should be remembered. By having a service at our home, you can do whatever you want, play tribute videos or favourite music or decorate the celebration centre in a manner that will give closure to family and friends.

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Sherry Simpson It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sherry Lynne Simpson of Kamloops, BC at the age of 66 . Sherry passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 after having been diagnosed with cancer in May 2019. The world was always brighter with Sherry around. Her infectious smile, vibrant and welcoming personality, and unparalleled sense of humour will be greatly missed. Left to mourn her passing are her loving husband of 30 years Roy Simpson, daughters Raina (Dustin) Brugger of Kamloops, Callie (Justin) Fichter of Medicine Hat, AB, step-son Tyler (Helen) of Boston, MA, six beautiful grandchildren Vaughn, Montana, Emmett, Oliver, Atlas and Anja, as well as many friends, co-workers and extended family.

Like falling leaves 10 years slipped by Yet loving memories never die

“If love would have saved her, she would have lived forever”.

Too far away for sight or speech But not too far for thoughts to reach No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts you’re always there.

Love you Always, Your Family

Dave, Geordie, Denise, Cody, Amy and family

At Sherry’s request no funeral will be held. A private Celebration of Life will take place in the coming weeks with immediate family. Sherry did not wish for those she cares about to spend their time being sad; rather to remember the good moments with her and to live their lives to the fullest with happiness, appreciation for each other and love. Roy, Callie and Raina would like to thank you in advance for all of the kind words and condolences that have been made, or will be made in the coming days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice.

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019


OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Peter Young Peter Young passed away peacefully in his home in Kamloops on July 22, 2019, 4 days before his 80th birthday. He is survived by his daughter Christy Robertson, son-in-law Ashley Robertson, grandsons Owen and Riley, as well as friends too numerous to count. Peter was predeceased by his wife Joan, son Brodie, and mother-in-law (Granny) Penney. Known to his friends and family as “Opa Peter”, he was a wonderful father and grandpa - he adored his grandsons so very very much, and they him. He was a highly social man with a great sense of humour and a heart that he opened to everyone. Filled with a love of music, he was constantly composing his own music, singing various operatic melodies and playing the piano, organ and trumpet. He was involved in several choirs throughout his years and most recently conducted the German-Language choir “Der Leiderkreis” here in Kamloops. Peter was also an accomplished craftsman, filling his house with handmade cabinets, shelves and intricately detailed wooden toys. He was an avid gardener and a voracious reader as well. Born in 1939 near Munich, Germany, he immigrated to his beloved adopted country of Canada at the age of 19. He remained incredibly proud of his German heritage and could often be seen with his German flag waving proudly. He was a wonderfully quirky man, loved by both his family and friends and he will be greatly missed. If you’re listening and you hear pipe organ music being playing with great glee and much enthusiasm in the backgroud, that’s him and he’s smiling. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11:00 am at Schoening Funeral in Kamloops. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Should friends and family desire, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Laura Lee Zenowski It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Laura Lee Zenowski on July 15, 2019 in her Vancouver home. She was born in Kamloops on June 30, 1979. Laura will be most lovingly remembered by her daughter Isabel. Laura is survived by her father Michael Zenowski and step-mother Angela, grandparents Andrew and Gina Klypak, stepfather Ramey Campbell and her brothers Jason Zenowski (Lisa), Nicholas Zenowski, Sean Campbell (Shawna) sand sisters Samantha Zenowski and Kassia Campbell. She was predeceased by her mother Leslie (Lee) Campbell, grandparents Lorne Bigland, Marlene and William Zenowski and her brother Blair Campbell. Laura graduated in 2003 as an LPN and spent her nursing career working with paraplegic and quadriplegic patients in home care.

In Loving Memory Of

Kenna Cartwright

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Lawrence “Tex” Edward Herman Benson We are sad to announce the passing of Lawrence “Tex” Edward Herman Benson of Knutsford, BC who passed away on July 20, 2019 at the age of 68. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Lilly BillyBenson and his children Lee (Sherry), Jamie, Megan (John) and his special gifts, his grandchildren Emily, Jade, Jordan and Adaline. He is also survived by his sister Shirley Ballum of Prince George, BC and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Marjorie (Billie) Benson. Tex was born in Quesnel, BC and lived in Williams Lake and 140 Mile House until he moved to Kamloops in the early 80s which he then called home. Tex worked in a variety of professions, most recently as a truck driver, but also included railway worker, sawmill worker, taxi driver, bike shop assistant, ranch hand and construction. Tex started riding motorcycles at an early age and often shared with others that he would be able to ride from Williams Lake to Kamloops and only see one other motorcycle.

A legacy remembered, shared, and celebrated becomes a person uplifted and elevated to a new level of space, light and life. - Ty Howard This life style he chose brought him many close relationships with lots of wonderful people which brought him great joy in his life. Lawrence was a young boy at the age of 4 years old when he and his dad and mom would come up from the south to visit in Prince George and his sister would snatch him up to spend some time with her “Little Tex” before they would head out to his aunt’s ranch to ride his little black pony, Smokey. Lawrence spent some time in Army Cadets and attended many horse racing meets with his very successful jockey dad and his mom.

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Barbara Helen Dyck

September 15, 1949 – July 6, 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Nana, Aunt, Sister and Friend. Barb is survived by her sons Kevin and Ryan (Sandra) and her much loved grandchildren Shiraz, Sebastien and Anaïs. She also leaves behind loving family in Manitoba and Ontario. She was predeceased by parents John and Rikka, husband Henry and sisters Shirley and Pat. Also, Henry’s parents Henry and Annie and his brothers Abe and Frank. Barb grew up in Winnipeg and while working at the Royal Bank met Henry. They were married and made their way out West to start a family and their new life together. There were many fun filled times camping, skiing and golfing together. As the boys grew up, Barb went back to the bank and then to ICBC from where she retired.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 am at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC to gather together and honour the life of Tex Benson. There will be a Memorial Ride to follow for anyone who wishes to attend.

Barb’s favourite place was her sewing room; it was there she spent many hours creating her beautiful quilts and numerous other sewing projects. Many family and friends have been lucky recipients of her handiwork. We will cherish them always.

We would like to send special thanks to the Kamloops Cancer Clinic and various other departments of the Royal Inland Hospital and those who have supported us.

We would like to thank everyone for visiting Barb in the hospital as well as when she came home; it meant a lot to her as well.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kamloops Cancer Clinic at Royal Inland Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to the MS Society/BC Division. This is an organization that was very dear to her heart.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

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If she wasn’t sewing, she could be found at The Hamlets checking up on not only Kevin but other residents as well. Barb was an advocate for the disabled and wanted to be sure they were getting the care they needed and deserved. Staff and residents alike will miss her presence.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Bill and Debbie for always being there for Barb. It was, and still is, very much appreciated by us all. As per Barb’s wishes no formal service will be held.

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FRIDAY, July 26, 2019


Audrey Edith Karpoff September 19, 1941 - July 21, 2017

It is with deep sorrow that we say goodbye to Neil Edward Perry. He passed away on July 15, 2019 with family by his side. Neil’s first passion was reading. He read everything, it wasn’t odd to see him with an encyclopedia in his hands. Neil had many interests and many jobs, but he was born to be a truck driver. He just had to take a few detours first. Some of those included, building trails in the parks on Vancouver Island, setting irrigation pipes, travelling the country with the carnival, school for auto detailing. And as Neil said “anything I could make a living at”. It was around 1984 that he really started his driving career. Still a few detours, but always back to the highway. Neil had great care from many people who loved him. The family would like to thank Dr. Mavis Hollman and the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for the wonderful care Neil received.

Two years ago you left us after so many years of laughter, joy and happiness. Wonderful trips overseas, sumptuous dinners and always that beautiful smile of yours.

One day we will meet again. Rest in Peace

Yours, Dupsy Dupsy

Dennis Allan Pearson (Denny) May 11, 1945 - July 21, 2019

Denny passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 21, 2019. The youngest of four children, Denny was born in Vernon, BC to Thomas and Mary Pearson. The family moved to Prince Rupert, BC when Denny was a boy, where he proceeded to test the boundaries of his parents’ patience as he grew into a young man. Eventually Denny met Donna Wingham, the girl who would become his future bride and mother of his three children Bob, Steve and Scott. Tragedy struck the family when unexpectedly passed away as an infant.


The young couple grew apart, separated and eventually divorced. Denny moved to Kamloops, BC where he remained until he passed away. Despite being separated by distance, Denny was active in his children’s upbringing, becoming their vacation home as they spent summers with him in Kamloops. Denny began a career with the City of Kamloops shortly after his arrival, where he held a variety of positions until his retirement 27 years later. Denny inherited a passion for creativity from his mother, which he passed on to Bob and Steve, both of whom continue to pursue artistic endeavours. Denny’s own creative interests evolved into expressions of craftsmanship in multiple areas, including the culinary arts, woodworking and gardening.

He will be greatly missed by all who love him and is in great hands with all who went before him. Neil, you left us to soon and we cannot wait to tell River all about you. Love your family Jennifer, Braden, River, Pat, Don, Neita, Glenn, Randy, Tracy, Leanne, Jeff, Andrea, Cooper, Niki, Mike, Jayke, Avy, Evylyn, Scott, Lisa, Kayleigh, Isla, Matthew, Lyndsi, Dom, Liam, Teresa, Brandin, Ripley, Ash, Ed, Maggie, Alan, Sandy, Alex, Kaitlynn, Mark, Paula, Mindy, Chris, Daegen, Lee, Sydney and Carmen. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at The Cabana in Oakhills Trailer Park from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

Denny met his current wife Susan Williams in 1997. The couple were married shortly thereafter and Denny’s family grew to include Susan’s three adult children Norman, Krissa and Lee. Settling just outside of Kamloops, in Rayleigh, Denny and Susan built a life together as partners, grandparents, pet lovers, gardeners and foodies. The couple loved to pull meals together and spent countless hours seeking out and trying new recipes, as well just making things up as they went. Not one to just sit around, Denny began a new part-time job for Kamloops This Week, where he was able to indulge his greatest pastime, chatting with people. Here, he cultivated a network of friendships that he maintained until his passing. Denny leaves behind his wife Susan, children Bob and Steve, brothers Bill and Tom, Susan’s children Norman, Krissa and Lee and grandchildren Damon and Brett. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary, brother Jack and son Scott. As per Denny’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. There will be a celebration of Denny’s life at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the S.P.C.A. Condolences may be expressed at

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night DYLAN THOMAS Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightening they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

OH GREAT SPIRIT Oh Great Spirit Whose voice I hear in the wind Whose breath gives life to the world Hear me I come to you as one of your many children I am small and weak I need your strength and your wisdom May I walk in beauty Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset Make my hands respect the things that you have made And my ears sharp to hear your voice Make me wise, So that I may know the things you have taught your children The lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock Make me strong, Not to be superior to my brothers But to be able to fight my greatest enemy — myself Make me ever ready to come to you with straight eyes So that when life fades, as the fading sunset My spirit will come to you without shame.

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019


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Horsting’s Farm in Cache Creek, BC requires Farm Labourers 5-6 days/week, 8-12 hours per day at $13.85 per hour. Farm work includes: planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting and preparing crops for market. Employment start date of March 1st, 2020. Submit application by email: horstings by fax to: 604-792-7766 or by mail to: 2540 Hwy 97, PO Box 716, Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0


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Certified Dental Assistant

Our busy downtown dental clinic is seeking a full-time CDA. We are a “paperless� office, and you would have the opportunity to work with up to two different dentists. The ideal candidate will have a great work ethic, ability to handle multiple priorities and is a self starter. If you are a team player and want to join a great dental team, please reply by emailing your resume, or stop in to chat.

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Century21 Desert Hills Realty. We provide training & tutoring. Talk to Karl Neff 250 377 250-377-3030 SStart your new career today!

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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

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


RN’s and LPN’s Casual Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses needed for in home 1:1 pediatric respite care for medically fragile children in the Lillooet area. Offering union wages, paid training and full support. For full details and to apply visit:

Temporary/ PT/Seasonal

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

By shopping local you support local people.

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

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

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Work Wanted

Attention: Health and Wellness Practitioners and Professionals

Aberdeen Mall is renovating and there is an exciting opportunity to construct, on a build-to-suit basis, a health and wellness centre in approximately 12,000 sf adjacent to the newly renovated food court and a brand new grocery store. If you are a medical doctor, a naturopathic doctor, a physiotherapist, a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, a massage therapist, a sports therapist, a kinesiologist, B SFnFYPMPHJTU  B QPEJBUSJTU  B EFSNBUPMPHJTU  B hypnotherapist, or other health and wellness professional and are interested in relocating or setting up a practice at Aberdeen Mall, please contact our leasing agent, Doug Basarowich as follows: Email: Phone: (778) 233-6929



Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. July 27th and 28th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L. August 11th Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor:




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Help Wanted

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Masonry & Brickwork


Luigi’s SMALL

Driver Wanted Applications will be reviewed as they are received with an anticipated start date of August 7, 2019. Kamloops This Week is looking for an energetic individual to join our team of Contract Drivers. Reporting directly to the Circulation Manager, you will be responsible for the timely delivery of newspapers to our valued carriers, business and apartments. The applicant must have a suitable vehicle (van or covered pickup) with all necessary insurance and a valid driver’s license. The successful candidate will be paid in accordance to the Kamloops This Week/Unifor Collective Agreement. This posting is open to internal and external candidates concurrently. Internal applicants will be considered first in accordance with the Collective Agreement. New applicants must submit a resume, current driver’s abstract and description of their vehicle to be considered. Internal applicants may just submit their expression of interest to the Circulation Department directly. In addition to the posted opening, Kamloops This Week is establishing a list of substitute drivers to fill routes on a temporary basis or as routes come open. This is a part-time, 2 night per week contract with delivery typically starting between midnight and 2am. Please send your expression of interest to the attention of:

Circulation Manager

Kamloops This Week 1365 Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC. V2C 5P6 Fax 250-374-1033 Or email c/o Sherrie Manholt, HR Manager

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250-838-0111 Work Wanted

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

PETS For Sale?


for only $46.81/week, we will place your classified ad into Kamloops, Vernon & Salmon Arm. (250)371-4949 *some restrictions apply.

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner

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.


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.

MT DUFFERIN Rte 586 - 1505-1584 0W'XIIHULQ&UHV 3DUN:D\ Plateau Pl.-27 p.


PINEVIEW VALLEY Rte 562(QJOHPDQQ &UW Lodgepole Dr. - 64 p. RAYLEIGH Rte 830²&KHWZ\QG'U 6WHYHQV'U²S Rte 831 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, 3LQDQWDQ3O5HLJKPRXQW Dr. & Pl.-62 p. Rte 833²&DPHURQ5G 'DYLH5G²S Rte 842² <HOORZKHDG+Z\²S VALLEYVIEW Rte 602 - Apple Lane, .QROOZRRG&UHV3DUNKLOO'U 9DOOH\YLHZ'US Rte 603 &KLFNDGHH5G &RPD]]HWWR5G6WURP5G 1625-1648 & 1652-1764 9DOOH\YLHZ'US Rte 621'XFN 5G6NHOO\5G 7DQDJHU'U 7KRPSVRQ'U²S WESTSYDE Rte 238  6HQHFD3O 6LFDPRUH'U²S Rte 253,UYLQJ3O 3DUNYLHZ'U 5KRQPRKU&UHV  :HVWV\GH5GS Rte 257 - Alpine 7HUU&RPPXQLW\3O *UDVVODQGV %OYG*UDVVODQGV3O 0F4XHHQ'U :RRGKDYHQ'U²S Rte 258 McQueen Dr, 3HUU\YLOOH3O²S Rte 260 - 2040â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2185 :HVWV\GH5G²S

Hobbies & Crafts Pfaff sewing machine Creative 7570 + embroidery unit + Creative Designer. Never used $1995 (250) 523-9495

Jewels, Furs Lady Diana Ring Blue Sapphire w/white gold paid $2000 asking $900 403-560-3054 Kamloops

Misc. for Sale 12v-20v Battery Charger for #315 DeWalt new never used $60obo (250) 312-1777 5th wheel hitch $250. Ford air flow tailgate w/lock black $140. 250-374-8285. 6hp Evinrude O/B motor. $600. 70 CFM air compressor. $750. 250-574-3794. Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1500. 250318-2030. Craftsman Riding Lawnmower c/w trailer. $600/obo. Large orange irrigation metal roll 100 ft. 2â&#x20AC;? thick wall black poly. $300/ 4 Fuel Tanks on metal stands 1-300gal, 2-100gal, 1-p/u truck style with new recon elec pump. Sell all tanks for $1,000. 250-819-9712 or 778-2204443.

Merchandise for Sale Antiques / Vintage

Animals sold as â&#x20AC;&#x153;purebred stockâ&#x20AC;? must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.

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KIDS & ADULTS NEEDED! Rte 49 - Centennial Dr, 1005-1075 Holt St, 16613DUNFUHVW$YH²S Rte 55  /LQFROQ&UW1RUWK*OHQ'U 3DUNFUHVW$YH 6LQJK6W²S Rte 57 - Aurora Way, Cambridge Cres. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 81 p. Rte 61 3RSS6W6WUDWIRUG 3O7UDQTXLOOH 5G:DWHUORR3O  :RRGVWRFN3O²S Rte 101 - 805-1280 6KHUEURRNH6W²S Rte 113,Y\$YH .HQRUD5G 3HQGHU3O3RZHOO3O 6KHUZRRG'U 6WHZDUW$YH²S Rte 114 6KHUZRRG'U²S

Real Estate

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


Help Wanted

Merchandise for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery

Looking for Carriers ABERDEEN Rte 503 - Fleming Circ, Hampshire Dr & Pl, Hector Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 48 p. Rte 527 - Hunter Pl, Huntleigh Cres. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 28 p. Rte 543 - 1250 Aberdeen Dr, Kinross 3O/LQĂ&#x20AC;HOG'U²S


Merchandise for Sale


KTW Digital is part of the Aberdeen Publishing Group

ClassiďŹ eds - weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got you covered.

Masonry & Brickwork

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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.

Building Supplies STEEL BUILDING CLEARANCE...â&#x20AC;? SUMMER OVERSTOCK SALE - BLAZING HOT DEALS!â&#x20AC;? 20X21 $5,828. 25X25 $6,380. 28X29 $7,732. 32X33 $9,994. 35X33 $12,120. One End Wall Included. Pioneer Steel 1-855-212-7036.

$500 & Under


KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Fishing Kayak 10ft. $450. 778-471-1096. Fuel tank w/pump $1,000. Electric boat loader. $1,000. 250-579-9550. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000 (250) 376-6607 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. La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX climbing boots, men size 10. New. $500. 2-161cm Snowboards. Never used $375. Gently used. $325. 578-7776. Man & Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Giant Bikes). $225/each. 4-Michelin Summers P45/50R20. $250/set. 250-374-2653. Maytag used W/D. $400. LG Stove convection like new $350. Kitchen table/4-chairs. $200. 579-0004 or 371-1014. Queen metal bed frame with 4 wheels. Good cond. $65. 250374-0491.

Free Items

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $5-$10/ ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC call for availability 250-374-7467

Self clean white Kenmore clean good condition $80 250376-3741

BY OWNER $55.00 Special! Call or email for more info:

250-374-7467 classiďŹ eds@

For Sale By Owner $55.00 Special!

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

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

Christine is Buying Vintage Jewellery, Gold, Silver, Coins, Sterling, China, Estates, etc. 1-778-281-0030 Housecalls.

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:


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Houses For Sale

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

Plants /Nursery 5 Colorado Blue/Green Spruce 32â&#x20AC;? burlaped & basketed - 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - must take all. $500. 250819-9712 or 778-220-4443. Beer Hops, Elder Berry Everbearing Raspberry, Scotch Pine trees, Day lilies, Clematis & Cherry trees 250-376-6607


ONLINE Under the Real Estate Tab

Townhouses 3 Bed, 2 Bath Townhome In Pineview. $374,900. MLS# X4502255. 250-863-6479.


Real Estate

Apt/Condo for Rent

Commercial/ Industrial Property

2bdrms, 1-bath in RiverBend (55+). Close to all amenities. $2100/mo. 250-376-6502.


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Place your classified ad in over 71 Papers across BC. Call 250-371-4949 for more information


10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops


Homes for Rent kamloopsthisweek

1bdrm Westsyde fresh paint f/s/w/d no pets, n/s. RV parking $950 + util (250) 376-6614

Free Items

Free Items

Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details!

250-371-4949 *some restrictions apply

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

Furniture 6 drawer Walnut dresser w/ mirror & matching double bed exc cond $250. 250-374-7514.

Packages start at $35 Non-business ads only â&#x20AC;˘ Some restrictions apply



FRIDAY, July 26, 2019

GarageSale DIRECTORY Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Garage Sales Likely

Transportation Cars - Domestic 1992 Cadillac Allante Convertible. 77,000kms. Mint cond. $7,700. 250-371-4801. 1997 Buick Century 4dr Sedan fully loaded, newer paint very gd cond $2500 250-579-5346 2003 Chevy Impala LS. 4dr, auto, fully loaded. 123,650 kms. $3,500. 250-573-5965.


Equipment Sale

ABERDEEN Moving Out Sale Downsizing 2348 Dunrobin Pl Sat, July 27th. 9-2pm. Furniture, hsld, Nic-knacks, vintage, collectibles, winter tires, Halloween & everything in between! BROCK 601 Cambridge Cres Sat Jul 27,Sun Jul 28 9:30-4pm hsld items, tools, collectibles, yard tools. Something for everyone. DOWNTOWN 600 Block Pine Street Garage Sale. Sat July 27th 9-2pm Antiques, household, horse tack, toys, books, clothes, DVD’s VHS and much more! SAHALI Sat, July 27th. 8am-2pm. 296 Gibraltar Court. Steel racks/stands, golf clubs, lawnmower, bike, hshld items, jewelry/watches etc., clothing.


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

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 Garage Sale Packages must be picked

20 kms North East of Likely on Keithly Creek Road- Follow the signs Friday, Sat & Sunday August 2nd, 3rd & 4th 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Silent auction for large equipment, dirt bikes, tools, fishing equipment & lots of misc mining equipment & more! 780-404-6633 VALLEYVIEW Moving Sale. Sunday, July 28th. 9-5pm. 348 MacAdam Rd. 50 plus years of stuff. Everything must go! Cheap! WESTSYDE Sat, July 27th. 9am-2pm. 3175 Mara Road. 3 Family Garage Sale. Lots for Everyone.

up Prior to the Garage Sale.


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Share your event with the community

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.

Rooms for Rent Valleyview furnished 1bdrm bsmnt. N/S, fragrance free. $550 inclds util. 250-828-1681

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Commercial/ Industrial

Commercial/ Industrial

Shared Accommodation


Financial Services

Misc Services


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 .

2010 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan. 4dr., AWD, V-6, auto. 50,001 kms. Excellent condition. $14,900. 250-374-1541. 2015 Blue Chev Malibu 64,000km 4dr $13,500 like new (250) 819-0227 2016 Chevy Cruze. 43,000kms. Summers/winters. $14,000. 250-579-8895.

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

Cars - Sports & Imports 2007 Solstice GXP Roadster. Auto, Immaculate cond. 75,300kms. $13,500/obo. 250376-5194. 2015 VW Beetle Convertible 27,600km original, $22,800 neg (250) 299-1045

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

Fitness/Exercise WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week

Mini Excavator and Dump Trailer for hire, stump removal trenching, and small demo jobs $65 per hr for Excavator or $85 per hr for Dump Trailer and Excavator (250) 554-4467

Only 2 issues a week!

call 250-374-0462 for a route near you!

Security/Alarm Systems

Handy Persons

RICKS’S SMALL HAUL For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!!

CHOOSE LOCAL “Our Family Protecting Your Family”





Home Improvements

Driveway gravel, drain rock etc. 250-573-3165 or 250-3717495.



Time to Trim Your Hedges Tree Pruning or Removal Yard clean-up, Landscaping

1957 Triumph Tiger 110 matching serial numbers. $7,800 Firm. 778-257-1072. Wanted: HARLEY GEAR. Chaps, Jacket, Vest and Gloves. Ladies Medium and Mens Xlg. Send pics to:

Off Road Vehicles Yamaha Grizzly ATV. KMS 011031 $4,000 250-579-3252

Recreational/Sale 1972 Triple E motor home 25’ 77,000miles 402 Chev lots of extras $8000 250-523-9495 1996 Rustler RW220 - 5th Wheel excellent cond 23’ long $3500 obo 778-538-2844

For quiet non-smoking male, in downtown apartment. $600/mo. 236-425-1499.

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Concrete & Placing

Concrete & Placing




Certified Journeyman Cement Mason Driveways/Sidewalks • Basements • Stairs • Exposed Aggregate • Prepwork • Concrete Stamping Inspired in Californian Decorative Concrete 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE. QUALITY WORK


Home Improvements

Home Improvements


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Home Improvements

Suites, Lower



Vacant 2bdrms in N.Kam with C/A, sep entr, patio. $950 +DD. 250-376-0633.

Transportation Antiques / Classics

1999 - 32ft. Southwind. Slide, V-10, Jacks, Solar, Generator, Dual-air, TV’s, Vacuum, Inverter etc. Low kms. $28,900 250-828-0466


1980 Triumph TR7 Convertible. Well restored, original manual. Great gas mileage. Summer driven only. $5,000 Firm. 250-374-8727.

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Auto Accessories/Parts

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

4Nokian tires. M&S 21570R15 on Toyota rims 5bolt. $350. 250-571-2563.

2006 Terry 28ft. 5th wheel. 12ft. slide-out. Good cond. $15,000/obo. 250-554-2528.

Plus Tax

3 Lines - 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time Private parties only - no businesses Some Restrictions Apply





FRIDAY, July 26, 2019



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)

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

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.

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1995 Chev 2500, 4x4, 5std Canopy, w/tires on rims $3000obo 250-579-8675

2008 Komfort 5th Wheel 24.5ft. 1-slide. Exec shape. $15,000. 250-256-0084.

1996 GMC Suburban 4x4 good shape runs great $2750obo Call (250) 571-2107

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

2010 Chevy Express Van. 12/15 passenger. Good shape. Needs transmission repair. $4500. 250-376-4163.

2014 Adventurer Camper 89RB solar 13’ awning + extras $24,000 (250) 523-9495

2010 Toyota Sienna Minivan. 8 psgr, Fully load. Winter/rims. A/C. $6,999. 250-571-5556.

Call: 250-371-4949

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


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2016 Lowe Pontoon. 20ft. 10 person, 115 hp, low hrs. $37,900. 1-250-551-8666.


9.6ft Northern Lite Camper $17,000/all. 250-318-9134. kamloopsthisweek .

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Legal Notices No. S-S-57637 KAMLooPS REGISTRY

In the Supreme Court of BrItISh ColumBIa Between tHe OwneRS, StRAtA PLAn ePS4668 PetitiOneR And CRAiG tAYLOR HALLAnd COLweLL JOHn dOe (tenAnt, iF AnY) JAne dOe (tenAnt, iF AnY) ReSPOndentS


aDVertISement To:


Craig Taylor Halland Colwell

TAKE NoTICE THAT on July 8, 2019 an order was made for service on you of a Petition to the Court, Affidavit #1 of Sheila Eichhorn and Affidavit #1 of Denise Culic issued from the Kamloops Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number KAM-S-S-57637 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the Petitioner claims the following relief against you: Foreclosure of property located at #212-765 McGill Road, Kamloops, British Columbia (PID: 030-309-786).


AVAILABLE 250-374-7467


You must file a response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Kamloops Registry, at 455 Columbia Street, or by contacting counsel for the Petitioner, copies of the Petition to the Court, Affidavit #1 of Sheila Eichhorn and Affidavit #1 of Denise Culic and the order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by the Petitioner whose address for service is: c/o Fulton & Company LLP, 300 – 350 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1Y1 Attention: Graham D. Mack, File number 65423-13.

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TheThe District of Logan Lake 2018 Report is available for is public inspection on the District of Logan Lake willAnnual be Lake accepting from non-profit organizations and places The District of Logan 2018applications Annual Report available for public inspection on of the home page of the District’s website at; on the District’s Facebook site Facebook worship that home own land qualify a tax exemption under requirements of the pageorofimprovements the District’s and website at for; on thethe District’s site at; or upon requestoratupon the District Community Charter and Council Policy. at; requestoffice at thelocated District office located at #1 Opal Driveatbetween 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. #1 Opal Drive between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Permissive Tax Exemption applications have been mailed to all organizations that were exempt from property taxation 2019. Application forms including the Council Policy and the applicable sections of Annual and willReport accept submissions District Council will in consider District Councilthe will2018 consider theReport 2018 Annual and will acceptand submissions and the Community areitsavailable at the Municipal Office, 1 Opal Drive, Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0. questions from questions theCharter public from at regular meeting scheduled for: the public at its regular meeting scheduled for: Completed applicationsTuesday, and supporting documentation for permissive tax exemptions in 2020 must be August 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm2019 at 7:00 Tuesday, August 13, pm received by the Finance Department on or before August 1, 2019 to be considered for inclusion in the District Council District Chambers Council Chambers Annual Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw. #1 Opal Drive #1 Opal Drive Logan BCLogan V0K Lake, 1W0 BC V0K 1W0 For further information, contact Colin Lake, Forsyth, Director of Finance at 250-523-6225 ext. 226.

Randycontact: Lambright, Chief Administrative at For more information please, contact:please, For more information Randy Lambright, Chief Officer Administrative Officer at 250-523-6225 ext. 229. 250-523-6225 ext. 229.





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*Disclaimer: Offer(s) available on select new 2019 models to qualified retail customers who take delivery July 31, 2019. Some conditions apply. Finance a new 2019 Sorento SXL with a selling price of $49,772 at 0% for 60 months for a total number of 260 weekly payments of $191 with $0 down. Cost of borrowing is $0, includes a $1,300 bonus. See dealer for complete details. Lease offer available on approved credit (OAC), on the new 2019 Forte EX with a selling price of $22,752 includes $1,000 bonus based on a total number of 208 weekly payments of $52 for 48 months at 1.99% with $0 security deposit, $2,020 down payment and first payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,909 with the option to purchase at the end of the term for $10,001. Fuel Card is combinable with other retail incentives. No cash surrender value and cannot be applied to past transactions. Some restrictions apply. Fuel card applies for 4 months or 500 L, whichever comes first. . All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,785, $22 AMVIC, $100 A/C charge (where applicable). Excludes taxes, licensing, PPSA, registration, insurance, and variable dealer administration fees. See Kamloops Kia for details.

*See dealer for details.

Offer(s) available on select new 2019 models through participating dealers to qualified retail customers who take delivery from May 1 to 31, 2019. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers are subject to change without notice. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,785, $22 AMVIC, $100 A/C charge (whereB.C. applicable). Excludes taxes, licensing, PPSA, registration, insurance, variable dealer administration fees, fuel-fill charges up to $100 and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). #880-8th Street,Kamloops, Other lease and financing options also available. AJAC is an association of prestigious professional journalists, writers, photographers and corporate members whose goal is to ensure factual and ethical reporting about the Canadian automobile industry. ∑Please note that your vehicle may not be equipped with all features described. This also applies to safety-related systems and functions. None of the features we describe are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving and are not a substitute for safe driving practices. Some features may have technological limitations. For additional information regarding the various features, including their limitations and restrictions, please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual. ΩApple, the Apple logo, CarPlay and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google, Google Play, Google Maps and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc. Google Maps ©2019 Google. ^Celebration Bonus/Car of the Year Bonus is available on the purchase or lease of a qualifying new and unregistered model from an authorized Kia dealer in Canada between May 1 and 31, 2019. Celebration Bonus of $1,000 is available on the models as follows: 2019 Forte, 2019 Soul, 2019 Sportage 2019 Sorento; Car of the Year Bonus of $2,000 is available on eligible 2019 Stinger and 2018 Stinger models. Celebration Bonus/Car of the Year Bonus is combinable with other retail incentives and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. No cash surrender value and cannot be applied to past transactions. Some restrictions apply. Please see dealer for full details. Offer is subject to change without notice. ΦFinancing offers available only on select new models to qualified customers on approved credit (OAC). Representative Financing Example: Finance a new 2019 Sorento 2.4L LX FWD (SR75AK) with a selling price of $29,202 at 0.99% for 84 months for Gordon Nuttall Judge Gyger Justin Sommerfeldt Ashley Harriott Luc(OAC), Pouliotte a total number of 364 weekly payments of $79 with $1,500 down. Cost of borrowing is $969, includes a $1,000 Celebration Bonus. ≠Lease offer is only available on select new models to qualified customers on approved credit. Representative Leasing Example: Lease offer available on approved credit on the new 2019 Forte EX Product Sales Advisor IVT (FO843K)/2019 Sportage LX FWD (SP751K) with a selling price of $22,752/$27,202 includes $1,000 Celebration Bonus based on a total number of 208/260 weeklyManager payments of $52/$64 forFinance 60 months atManager 1.99%/3.49% with $0 security deposit,Advisor $2,020/$2,825 down Product payment and Advisor first payment due atProduct lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,909/$16,740 with the option to purchase at the end of the term for $10,001/$9,513. Lease has 16,000 km/year allowance (other packages available and $0.12/km for excess kilometres). ‡Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2019 Sorento SX (SR75JK)/2019 Sportage SX Turbo (SP757K)/2019 Forte EX Limited (FO847K) is $45,165/$39,595/$28,065. °Unlimited roadside assistance is only applicable on 2017 models and onward. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.









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74,598 KMS | WAS: $23,622

29,439 KMS | WAS: $18,435

29,271 KMS | WAS: $27,719

NOW $20,946

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NOW $16,408

NOW $21,919


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