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OCTOBER 2, 2019 | Volume 32 No. 79



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A prominent city defence lawyer was killed Saturday in a skydiving accident near Kamloops Airport — a “devastating” loss to the Interior’s legal community, according to a number of local lawyers. Don Campbell died following a jump just before 1:30 p.m. The 61-year-old had been practising law in Kamloops for 35 years. An extreme-sport enthusiast and avid skydiver, Campbell had more than 4,000 jumps under his belt and had competed at world championships in France and Dubai. “All these cheesy things come to mind — he lived life full-on, he was extremely adventurous, he was outgoing, he was hardworking,” said defence lawyer Jeremy Jensen, who shared office space with Campbell since 2012. “He was very intelligent, he had an incredible command of the English language and he was a man that was in the courtroom more than any other lawyer I know. In fact, he had

BC Coroners Service investigating Saturday’s fatal skydiving accident that claimed the life of Kamloops lawyer Don Campbell

Don Campbell (at left) died on Saturday in a skydiving accident near Kamloops Airport. The 61-year-old lawyer had more than 4,000 jumps under his belt, including this Canadian record-setting sequential skydiving jump in Montreal in August. In the photo, Campbell is in the seven o’clock position on the outer ring, wearing a white and gold suit and linked to the diver wearing a green helmet. DANIEL LEPOT PHOTO

the skill of being in up to three courtrooms at the same time.” Campbell raised the occasional ire of Kamloops judges by sometimes double- or triple-booking himself for appearances. But, according to Jensen, he was usually forgiven. “He worked largely with indigent clients, sometimes for little or no remuneration,” Jensen told KTW. “Judges recognized that. I think everybody appreciated what he was doing. Even before Don passed, I always thought

if he left the profession or became a judge, just what a huge void there would be.” An army brat, Campbell graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in the mid-1980s before practising his entire legal career in Kamloops. He started as an articling student at Fulton and Company. Soon after, he founded Don Campbell Law. Jay Michi said Campbell’s vast experience — especially his work with troubled clients — was invaluable to

young lawyers. “A lot of times, if I got into really tough situations where I thought things were hopeless, I’d give Don a call and he would talk me out of my misery,” Michi said. “He’d remind me that you can’t save the world, you can only do your best. He was often the person I’d call for that, even if it was 11 o’clock at night.” Michi said he called Campbell for help on Friday, the day before his death. “I was trying to get him to come down to

the courthouse to help me with something,” Michi said. “He said he couldn’t. He was spending the day with his wife, thank God.” Campbell spoke often of his skydiving exploits, never shy to share photos of himself thousands of feet above ground with any client, colleague or passerby at the Kamloops Law Courts. “That was his No. 1 thing aside from his family,” Michi said. “He took his work seriously and he put in a lot of hours, but it was all to be able to have fun.”

As much as he loved jumping from airplanes, Campbell was no slouch in the courtroom. He defended clients charged in some of the most high-profile crimes in Kamloops’ recent history. Federal Crown prosecutor Anthony Varesi described Campbell as a “top-notch” defence lawyer who had potential clients lined up out the door. “He knew the law very well and he was very fair,” Varesi told KTW. “You could always trust him and he ran trials efficiently. He got

right to the issue, he admitted what had to be admitted and he streamlined matters. Judges really appreciate that.” Varesi acknowledged that streamlining could have been a product of the volume of Campbell’s practice, but said the late lawyer’s clients were served exceptionally well. “He did a lot, but he always got everything done, somehow. He was a very popular counsel. Accused individuals, so many of them wanted him to represent them,” Varesi said. “It’s a huge loss to the legal community. He was a good friend and a good man and he will be deeply missed. It’s really a tragic, devastating loss.” Dozens of lawyers, court staff and Crown staff — many of them dabbing tears — gathered in Courtroom 2D on Monday morning for a brief, impromptu moment of silence and memorial. Plans for a formal service are still being determined. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed it is investigating the incident.


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Caring. Gentle. Humble. Loving. And loved. So very loved. That was Sean Dunn. And these are the names of just a few of the many people who knew and loved him; who will always love and honour him. Lindsay Cairns Lennox, Leah Cairns, Eileen Medel Klassen, Derek Klassen, Dennis, Niel & Rhona Maki, George Gopsill, George & Trudy Cairns, Don Allen, Ali Maki, Angela Uyeda, Angela Bruno-Deneault, Bart Frasca, Bianca Briglio Manderscheid, Carla Lyn Martin, Carmela & Vern Corkle, Elin Edwards, Elishia Tucker, Christina Bruno Daws, Debi Jorgensen Thomas, Bobby Sangha, Angela Biggs, Al Senger, Brad Langereis, Cassie Sorenson, Cathy Finney, Chad Arden, Charlene & Jason Nichol, Chelan Cotter, Chris Hall, Christopher Kenneth, Claire Basson, Cordell Collins, Crystal Imrie, Dan Reddeman, Daniel Maki, Dave McDonnell, Dawn McCallum, Dayna Louise, Daryl Ketter, Deanna Collins, Debbie Isenor, Diana Nikolic, Dustin Oaten, Erin Fulton, Goma Ghag, Greg Stricker, Indet Litt, Jag Madray, James Sutherland, Jason Munnings, Jason Rende, Jason Wihnan, Janice & Jacey Langilee Reimneitz, Jay DeNeef, Jessica Van Buren, John Pellizzon, Jolene & Ken Riddle, Joseph Pigeon, Josh Banford, Judy Maki, Kathy Calverley, Kelly Northcott, Kris Cooke, Kyle Brennan, Lan Nguyen, Larson Muskego, Laura Harbottle, Len Kazakoff, Lisa McNeil-Arden, Lori Griffiths, Lyndsy Deshima, Lynda Berg, Marci Carrell, Mandy Langereis, Marla Van Hoof, Mary Coltellaro-Nesci, Melodie & Todd Hrycenko, Maurae McPherson, Michael Jorgensen, Michael Lindsay, Mike Rowe, Natalie Mulcahy Flaubert, Noel & Bonita Gopsill, Orry Roberge, Parm Serown, Pete & Lynda Langereis, Perry Sidhu, Rachelle Deneault-Best, Rav Bains, Rhonda Ward, Rick Phripp, Robbie & Crystal Clark, Robert & Valerie Bley, Sandy Scott, Sara Crystal Haines, Scott Leask, Sean Lynds, Sean, Tim, Trish, Kevin & Chris Harris, Shane Arden, Shannon Eggleton, Shanti Freesman, Shailly Sharma, Shawn Knippelberg, Shelby Hunter Smeaton, Sherry Farthing Taschuk, Sherry Thiessen, Silas Rutley, Tamiko Oike Recchi, Tanya Chapman, Tanya & Jeff Isfeld, Tino Bartucci, Teresa, Jason, Austin & Taylor LaBonte, Thanos Kefalidis, Tony Torchia, Tori Meeks, Tracy Berrevoets, Travis Ray, Trina Loring, Trina Robinson, Troy Riddell, Trista Smith, Veronika Skarrup Toderian, Wayne & Charleen Robinson, Shane, Maddox, Seattle and Harlow Lennox, Kevin, Bodhi, Kaia and Aura Hawryluk, Alison, Denis, Diane and Ryan Dunn, Sean’s friends and co-workers at Integrated ProAction Corp and so many, many more.

Tom, Kathie, Lindsay, Ryan, and Liz: We love you, we support you and we stand in grief with you. We promise to keep Sean’s memory alive and to celebrate the incredible man he was and the beautiful life he lived.

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y! l l i B e k i l e B DAVE EAGLES/KTW Health Minister Adrian Dix announced on Tuesday the dedication of a room in Royal Inland Hospital’s new patient-care tower in memory of Darrin Yusishen, a Kamloops resident who died in 2018 from brain cancer.

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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”) proposes to lease to the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation (the “Tenant”) land located at 440 MacKenzie Avenue (the “Property”), legally described as: PID: 030-882-672 Legal: Lot 3, District Lot 255, Kamloops Division Yale District, Plan EPP94124 The City proposes to lease the Property to the Tenant for a term of sixty (60) years with the intention of addressing ongoing housing needs in Kamloops in connection with BC Housing’s Rapid Response to Homelessness Program. The Tenant shall pay to the City a one-time rent payment of $10. For more information, please contact David W. Freeman, RI(BC), Assistant Development, Engineering, and Sustainability Director/ Real Estate Manager, at 250-828-3548.

Room at RIH dedicated in memory of Darrin Yusishen


A room in the new patientcare tower at Royal Inland Hospital will be dedicated to the memory of Darrin Yusishen, a Kamloops resident who died in 2018 from brain cancer. “Darrin cared deeply for his family and friends who were at his side as he battled, and for his wife Tammy, daughter Bella and son Kellen,” Health Minister Adrian Dix said at RIH on Tuesday. “This room will be a beacon of their love for each other.” In 2017, Yusishen was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that starts in the brain. This was followed by a diag-

nosis of gliomatosis, a rare brain tumour that is inoperable. He died on Jan. 23, 2018, at the age of 40. KTW wrote about Yusishen’s battle stories published in late 2017. “Patient care is a priority for our government. I have met with Darrin’s sister, Crystal Maloney, and understand the work that needs to continue to be done together to improve the healthcare system,” Dix said. “The new tower being built at Royal Inland Hospital is a great step in that direction, offering enhanced care to people with more patient rooms offering privacy as well as more operating rooms, complementing space available at the hospital.”

“Today is a day to memorialize and pay tribute to a great man, a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend,” Maloney said. “We love you, we miss you every minute of every day. But we know that you live on in hope, in inspiration, in change, in dignity and respect. On behalf of Darrin and our family, I thank everyone who has worked to create change and we look forward to the opening of the new patient tower in the years to come.” Room location will be determined upon opening of the tower, in consultation with the family. The $417-million patient-care tower is expected to open in 2022.

Dix says vaping regs on the way Amid calls from Kamloops-South Thompson B.C. Liberal MLA Todd Stone for action on teen vaping, the province’s health minister said plans are being formulated. “The government of British Columbia will be taking steps to address teen vaping,” Health Minister Adrian Dix said during a visit to Royal Inland Hospital on Tuesday. “As you know, the current regulatory system that deals with vaping, both in Canada and in British Columbia, is insufficient.” He said a plan will be released in the next few weeks dealing with regulatory change, noting there are far more vendors of vaping products in B.C., compared to those dealing in tobacco products. “That, to me, seems to be an unreasonable situation,” Dix said. “It was thought, originally, that licences wouldn’t be required for vaping products, but obviously our understanding has changed and we need to take some steps on that.” Dix said the provincial government is hoping the federal government takes nationwide action on regulating or banning flavoured vaping products, but

added Victoria will take steps to address the issue if Ottawa does not act. Former health minister Terry Lake of the B.C. Liberal government took the same stance with respect to flavoured tobacco products, telling KTW in 2014 that the provincial government preferred a federal approach to the issue. Dix said public education is also an important component of addressing the vaping issue. “It’s an obvious statement, but if you’re a lifetime smoker, vaping may be harm-reduction, but if you’re not, then it’s principally harm,” he said. Dix was asked why B.C. cannot enact a ban on flavoured vaping products when Washington state is poised to do so as of Oct. 9 via Gov. Jay Inslee’s executive order. Dix said laws and regulations in Washington state differ from those in B.C. and Canada, noting the issue extends beyond flavouring and involves nicotine, access to vaping products by minors and the sale of vaping products. — Kamloops This Week

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It was a milestone announcement at Royal Inland Hospital on Monday as the hospital that serves the entire Thompson region opened its first coronary care unit (CCU) on the seventh floor of the building. RIH chief of staff Todd Ring said the unit — officially called the ICCHA/Wish Coronary Care Unit in honour of the charitable group that has raised $1.4 million for health care at the hospital — will ensure a specialized level of care for patients who have had a heart attack or are experiencing major cardiac issues. RIH Foundation CEO Heidi Coleman said most patients on the seventh floor are cardiac patients, noting the CCU is essentially “a mini-ICU [intensive care unit]” for those with serious heart problems. Until this week, there was no dedicated area for critically ill cardiac patients, who have had to share space with other patients in the intensive-care unit, Dr. Steven Sra told KTW. “We were always competing with the intensive-care unit for those beds and, a lot of times, our patients ended up spending a day, full 24 hours, 48 hours in the emergen-

cy room waiting for one of these beds.” Now patients have more dedicated spaces they won’t have to share, which will free up beds in the ICU. The renovated rooms have all-new equipment for continuous cardiac monitoring, Sra said, noting all the equipment is attached to booms, so it is elevated off the ground. Walls have also been installed, splitting the two wards in half to create four, singlebed spaces. Before the renovations, the rooms each contained four beds for non-critical care, Sra said, noting it is “absolutely essential” to have the dedicated space. “You need to have a focused area where there’s dedicated cardiac nurses who are monitoring their heartbeats beat-to-beat, a place where doctors aren’t running all over the hospital trying to see them,” Sra said. “This is the standard of care for cardiac care across the country.” The CCU will officially begin housing patients on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Dr. Kobus Steyn said the CCU project was about six years in the making. He said not only will it help improve cardiac care at RIH, but the CCU will also serve as a recruitment tool for doctors.

He also said a cardiac care unit is needed at RIH for the hospital to be on par with other hospitals of its size. RIH has six cardiologists and 12 nurses who are trained to work in the CCU. The CCU cost $1.3 million in renovations and equipment — such as a point of care ultrasound machine — and was jointly funded through contributions from Interior Health, the Thompson Regional Hospital District, the RIH Foundation and the ICCHA/Wish Fund, which hopes to one day see a catheterization lab established at RIH. Sra described the CCU as step one on the path to getting a cath lab established at RIH. “I’m hopeful we’ll eventually get there,” he said. Steyn said a catheterization lab is a dream the department shares with ICCHA/ Wish Fund and, for now, he will continue to track the number of people in need of catheterization lab services. “Since 2007, with our donor’s support, the ICCHA/Wish Fund has raised over $1.4 million for health care excellence at RIH,” ICCHA/Wish Fund founder Al Patel said. “Over the last two years, $650,000 has been raised specifically for cardiac care. We look forward to continuing to support ongoing cardiac needs for our region.”

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City plans mini-BMX track in Centennial Park, seasonal skating in McDonald Park JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

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Residents north of the Thompson River can prepare to sharpen their skates and pump up their bike tires as the city plans a set of improvements in North Kamloops’ McDonald Park and Westsyde Centennial Park. On Monday, the city’s civic operations committee gave staff approval to proceed with plans for a mini-BMX track in Westsyde Centennial Park and a natural outdoor skating rink in McDonald Park. City parks manager Jeff Putnam told the committee the Westsyde Neighbourhood Association came to the city requesting a mini-BMX track in Centennial Park. The park, located at 705 Franklin Rd., currently contains soccer fields, a slo-pitch diamond, a water park, a playground, an off-leash dog area and a multi-purpose arena. “They [neighbourhood association] seem very excited. There’s a portion of Westsyde Centennial Park that’s kind of passive,” Putnam said. “It’s just basically grass right now, right off the parking lot, between the parking lot and the dyke and the dog park and the river.”

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW This mural was unveiled on Sunday in McDonald Park. The facility may become home to an outdoor rink.

Putnam said the cost to set up the track will be $8,000, plus the cost of soil, which the Westsyde community has told the city it will donate. He said the city’s tab could be covered with pre-existing funds. The committee voted unanimously in support of the project, with councillors Dieter Dudy, Dale Bass and Bill Sarai in favour. The committee also directed staff to explore a business case for outdoor skating in McDonald Park. The committee heard the idea had first been brought forward to the city as a bid for outdoor skating on the slough at nearby McArthur Island. Putnam said the west end slough has a

liner and holds water. However, the area poses access issues during the winter and lacks lighting. “There’d be a lot of protocols and costs involved,” Putnam said, noting the city has never before maintained ice on a natural water surface. The city instead looked to McDonald Park, which has seen a number of changes recently, including a new dog park and murals on the building housing washrooms. Putnam said the new outdoor court surface in McDonald Park fit the bill, with appropriate lighting and washroom services. Staff consulted with the city’s parks engagement group prior to bringing the idea to the civic operations committee. The tentative plan would be to retrofit the outdoor court surface with boards and allow flooding and natural freezing during winter months, similar to the outdoor community rink in Pineview Valley. Costs are unclear at this time, but Putnam noted the tab would include set-up of the rink and staff time. There will be no refrigeration unit as the rink will exist based on the whims of Mother Nature. The committee voted unanimously for staff to create a business case.

Dudy wants more canopy cover KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Should the city branch out and encourage residents to plant more trees? As the city works toward increasing its tree canopy, a city councillor would like to see residents do their part. Coun. Dieter Dudy suggested during the city’s development and sustainability committee on

Monday afternoon that the city develop a tool to help residents assess their household oxygen use and property landscaping. Certain trees in a backyard, for example, could equate to a certain number of points. Dudy noted the city’s efforts to increase its urban tree canopy. “We’re trying to increase our urban tree canopy as it is,” Dudy said.

“In doing this, we may just get homeowners to do it all on their own.” Coun. Sadie Hunter suggested the city look at the recent United Nations tree-planting challenge. The City of Victoria, for example, pledged to plant 5,000 trees by the end of 2020. She noted, however, the city’s need to balance water usage.

KVS returns with interim board KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops Voters Society has announced its interim board of directors. Directors include Randy Sunderman, Chris Ortner, Tom Rankin and Leslie Lax. The quartet’s background experience ranges from the economy, forest industry, natural resource management and working with local,

First Nations and provincial governments. The Kamloops Voters Society is a group of concerned citizens that investigates and researches various city happenings. At one time, it had 120 members who met in the Clocktower Theatre at Thompson Rivers University. However, KVS disbanded following the 2014 civic election, when members Denis

Walsh and Dieter Dudy were elected. Those two elected officials remain on city council five years later. KVS has since reconvened, with Sunderman previously telling KTW it was concerned about issues such as the industrial tax rate. The group plans to hold its annual general meeting later this month.

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Workers tore down the charred remains of Parkcrest elementary last week. The Brocklehurst school was destroyed by fire on Sept. 5. There were no injuries in the blaze, which occurred after 5 p.m. — long after students had gone home for the day. While cause of the fire remains under investigation, Kamloops Mounties ruled out arson during their probe. Parkcrest’s 360 students missed six days of school before being relocated on Sept. 16 to the former George Hilliard elementary at 985 Holt St., 1.6 kilometres away, which was housing the Kamloops-Thompson school district’s Twin Rivers and Four Directions alternative education programs. Those students have since found new homes. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

No asbestos at Valleyview dump JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

Following public outcry, the City of Kamloops will not pursue plans to collect asbestos materials at its Kamloops Resource Recovery Centre (the former privately owned Owl Road Dump in Valleyview). The city’s civic operations committee heard on Monday that materials will instead continue to be collected at the Mission Flats landfill. The Valleyview community organized around the issue and created an online petition, which garnered more than 300 signatures, opposing the asbestos-collection idea. “Based on how it kind of got rolled out to the public, there was some apprehension,” city environmental services manager Glen Farrow told KTW. “The fact that we weren’t able to get out in front of it and communicate effectively how it’s handled, how it’s covered,

all the different processes that eliminate that risk of processing it at Owl Road. We felt it wasn’t worth pushing forward.” At an earlier civic operations committee meeting, the city proposed expanding the Kamloops Resource Recovery Centre to accept asbestos-containing waste. The site, at 400 Owl Rd., was considered favourable by staff due to it having enough space to accept the materials for 10 to 15 years and development costs of about $100,000. An alternative expansion of the northern slope at Mission Flats — the location where asbestos-containing materials had historically been taken in Kamloops — is only expected to provide a short-term solution of five to eight years and would come at a cost of between $150,000 to $200,000. Farrow said Mission Flats continues to be a viable option. “We’re just going to continue status quo, essentially,” he said. “We are expanding. There will be an

additional cell at Mission Flats on the northern portion of the site.” As for how the decision impacts the city, Farrow said that in all likelihood, the city would have eventually pursued both options and said it is “business as usual.” He said the city has moved forward quickly with the new cell in order to accommodate a large volume of asbestos-containing material from the Sept. 5 Parkcrest elementary fire. “This happened, it just greenlighted it sooner rather than later,” Farrow said. “One of the benefits of having that new cell on that northern face of the landfill, it allows us to keep it away from the rest of the public that are dropping product there.” Asbestos materials are handled by abatement companies, which deliver it in thick plastic bags to the city’s disposal site. From there, it is covered in dirt. It remains confined throughout the process and those who work with the material use ventilation equipment.

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The Kamloops and District Labour Council will be added to a list of stakeholders with which the city consults. Last month, council voted unanimously, 9-0, in favour of engaging with the group representing 13,000 unionized workers from Kamloops to Valemount. “We are very pleased that it passed and we do look forward to the opportunity to have a conversation,” Kamloops and District Labour Council president Lois Rugg said. Rugg has been involved in the labour council for about two decades and said the organization has not been consulted during that time. The labour council dates back more than 60 years. It has, however, reached out to city council from time to time on various issues. Rugg said city hall subject matter that could benefit from the labour council includes transportation and labour.

A city councillor wants transit to be more reliable in Kamloops, following a BC Transit report that looks at satisfaction among local users. The development and sustainability committee heard on Monday that interviews and surveys conducted in recent months showed areas that could use improvement, including buses arriving on time. According to findings, 43 per cent of transit riders are satisfied with trips being on time, while 30 per cent are neutral and 26 per cent are dissatisfied. Arrival times is the lowest-rated service, as identified by the customer satisfaction report. Coun. Arjun Singh said that if his car was unreliable that often, he would purchase a new vehicle, noting the on-time service is not good enough to encourage residents to swap out vehicles and hop aboard a bus. “We have to do almost better than the car in some ways to get people over

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limate change has emerged as one of the big issues of 2019, thanks to the activism of 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, which has struck a resonant chord with millions — both young and old — around the world. Regardless of where you stand politically, it’s a very teachable moment in world history as students in high school and university across the world engage in Friday walkouts as a form of protesting inaction on climate change by those older than them. While students are not officially being permitted to leave school on those days, their involvement in the movement is something school district and university officials are aware of, and cognizant that the activism is indeed part of the entire education of youth. Even arguing — as cynical naysayers insist — that the protests are a vast left-wing plot to allow indolent youth a chance to goof off (something that doesn’t, to this point, seem to be borne out by the protests of earnest and responsible young people around the globe) what’s the worst that will happen? Some young people will have left the classroom, walked into the real world, breathed some fresh air and been forced to contemplate the impact of what has rapidly turned into a global political movement. What will those students who remain sitting in class, staring out the windows while tuning out the drone of teacher-speak get out of the day? If our goal is to make the education of our children more relevant — aiming at mentoring adults who are better informed and more involved in society — we should not be limiting their opportunities to learn from real world issues. Hundreds in Kamloops, tens of thousands in Vancouver, a halfmillion in Montreal and millions upon millions around the world are living, and learning, the reality of the issue.



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he city’s community spirit shone through with glowing colours when we lost Parkcrest elementary to fire on Sept. 5. That spirit was in the heartwarming welcome from Parkcrest staff for students on their return to classes at the George Hilliard building, in the jaw-dropping accomplishments of our maintenance and facilities teams and Twin Rivers Educational Centre staff as they moved mountains to make that possible and in the strength and resilience of our TREC learners as they settled into new schedules in their relocated classes. The whirlwind of meetings, decisions and action required at all levels of SD73 in response to the fire began immediately. Parkcrest staff spent the week of Sept. 9 at the Henry Grube Education Centre, assessing their lost classroom materials and planning and gathering the resources needed to restart classes. That weekend was spent getting ready to welcome Parkcrest students to the George Hilliard site on Sept. 16, only 11 days after the fire. Our Parkcrest teachers are to be commended for getting their classes ready so quickly and for helping create the positive, upbeat feeling in the school as students settled into their new classrooms. The outpouring of donations from the community and across the province are already being used in Parkcrest classrooms. On Sept. 23, pavement for two new portables at George Hilliard was installed and they are being moved to site this week.



Two classes of kindergarten students currently sharing library space will move into these portables during the week of Oct. 14. A playground, purchased by the Parkcrest PAC, was in shipping crates and awaiting installation when the school was destroyed. A decision was made to install it, instead, at the George Hilliard site. It is now nearly ready for children to use each recess and lunch hour. As Parkcrest students and staff prepared to move into their interim space, staff and students of TREC and Four Directions prepared to relocate to several locations on the North Shore. TREC classes at NorKam senior secondary began on Sept. 17, with 75 students attending. TREC students have a separate entrance to their space and a small student lounge. Hot food is being included during lunch hour, including Pizza Fridays. To address parents’ and students’ concerns over attending classes in a larger high school, between 12 and 15 students are

attending classes in an alternate site at 675 Victoria St., with the online middle school re-located to the Pineridge site in Sahali. Programming at the John Tod Centre is going well and staff, students and parents seem happy with the site. This agreement between the school district, the City of Kamloops and the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops is a great example of agencies pulling together for the benefit of students. Four Directions is well settled in at the Xchange space on Tranquille Road. The United Way and TRU’s response to provide a space for our Four Direction students is another excellent example of the support we have had from our partner agencies. Plans for reuniting our alternative school programming at the Happyvale site are being implemented. This is expected to take up to five months and will require the installation of six portables. The seemingly easy transition and resumption of normal routines for all the students and staff impacted by the fire would not have been possible without incredibly strong district and administrative leadership, along with the concentrated effort of many throughout the district and community. I have never been prouder to be a part of School District 73. Thank you to everyone who played a part in moving mountains while keeping every other thing, big and small, on track. Meghan Wade is a SD73 trustee. SD73 columns appear monthly in the print edition of KTW and online at

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Editor: On Sept. 11, KTW published a letter from Martha Solomon (‘Kamloops Film Society should not screen Unplanned’) objecting to the decision of the Kamloops Film Society to rent its venue for screenings of the film Unplanned. In her letter, Solomon asserted that the film is “anti-choice propaganda.” Response letters published by KTW attacked Solomon as being “intolerant”, a “fascist bully” and anti-free speech. I was troubled to see these personal attacks on Solomon, attributing intentions and values not founded on the words of her letter. These attacks reveal how public debate on complex matters can easily become polarized as a zero-sum game between individual free speech and the equality rights of a minority group. This state of affairs calls for a re-fram-

Editor: I am appalled that Tom Fletcher’s personal rants masquerading as journalism continue to be published (‘Fact-free climate strike spreads,’ Sept. 25’). While complaining about living in a “postfact environment,” Fletcher claims Greta Thunberg’s climate strikes were inspired by a single, debunked photograph of a starving polar bear. In fact, Thunberg is able to quote climate scientists extensively on dire consequences of global warming: melting ice caps, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, etc. She was not inspired by a single photograph. In his column, Fletcher used this image in the precise way he claims to abhor contemporary fixation on images — to further his climatechange-denying agenda. Fletcher states children are using Fridays for Future as a “fashionable way to skip school.” In fact, the children participating in these strikes have clearly stated they would prefer to be attending school, which they enjoy. What they don’t enjoy is the thought of living in a world ravaged by desertification, ocean acidification and mass migration of climate refugees. As for his smug statistics about our country’s forests, Fletcher should realize Canada is attached to the rest of the world. Our forests, which we’re cutting down faster than they can grow back, will not save the planet. Global leaders convened last week at the UN to address climate change. Too bad they didn’t talk to Fletcher first. He could have told them, based on his factchecking and literacy, that climate change isn’t a problem. Katie Welch Kamloops

ing of the issues and a more productive approach. Solomon’s characterization of the film as propaganda is emphatically supported by those who have fact-checked the film, including journalist Barry Hertz, deputy arts editor and film editor for the Globe and Mail. Hertz identifies these false messages in Unplanned: that a 13-week fetus can feel pain and attempt to escape an abortion; that abortion providers are crude, incompetent and indifferent; that the non-profit Planned Parenthood profits large from abortion; and that abortions are dangerous. According to Hertz, Unplanned slickly dramatizes these lies, while presenting them as facts. Hertz describes scenes in which the film appears to condone violence against abortion providers. For Hertz, the fundamental issue is that the film may erroneously influence women’s

FOLLOW THE YOUTH AND VOTE AS THEY WILL Editor: I’m proposing a radical change in how to vote, as in how one decides which party to support. We teach our children how to walk, drive, cook, budget, play sports and so on. Why don’t we direct them how to vote? There is constant angst in the media about how to get out the youth vote. As a 65-year-old, I have a suggestion for us older folks. We have the power to make the younger vote matter. We need to ask them which party they support — and why —

and then we vote the way they want. That is how we can help make their vote matter and how we can support them in designing their planet. It’s not ours anymore. They have to live with the consequences of voting for far longer than us older folks. It’s a huge leap, as it’s a complete reversal of the power balance, but if that’s what it takes to get youth to vote, so be it. Tom Rankin Kamloops


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reproductive choices. There is nothing problematic about putting competing and informed moral perspectives into conversation. However, Hertz’ fact-based analysis of Unplanned reveals the real issue facing the Kamloops Film Society — what responsibilities come with operating a public venue for the dissemination of ideas? Does the film society have an ethical and democratic duty not to facilitate the spread of false information on matters of public policy? How many lies are too many? Would the film society screen a film with comparable falsehoods about vaccinations, climate change or immigration? There is no escaping these questions. Every exercise of freedom comes with consequences and responsibility. Charis Kamphuis Kamloops

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two-week period. One other person has been arrested for making threats against a school. On Sept. 19, RCMP arrested a male youth after receiving a tip from Interpol about a threat made against the Kamloops Christian School. The tip was based on a social media post on Snapchat that showed a youth hold-

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Accessibility issues will be a focus of city budget talks JESSICA WALLACE


Accessibility will be front and centre come budget time, following unanimous support by Kamloops council to push the issue. Council has voted unanimously to support Coun. Sadie Hunter’s motion to seek options and/or business cases for accessibility projects in the 2020 fiveyear financial plan. “I do think that it’s really important that we’re intentional, in terms of making sure that there is funding allocated for projects set to increase accessibility,” Hunter said. “In my mind, $20,000 a year

to go towards curb letdowns isn’t enough. That really only does two, so it could take four years to do a whole intersection at that rate. All I’m asking is to look at what we can do and how we can do better and then have a discussion about those options.” Councillors agreed, with multiple councillors calling the initiative “important.” However, some discussion centred around council priorities, with council charged with directing staff regarding its priorities heading into 2020. While Coun. Arjun Singh suggesting council push the initiative back one year to 2021, an amendment to that effect had no backers.

Coun. Kathy Sinclair called it “somewhere to start,” noting she wants to get the ball rolling. Mayor Ken Christian said tough decisions will come during budget time. “What the public has to remember is there will be options presented about a number of supplemental items that will come before us this year,” he said. “And we’re going to have to make decisions and weigh out this, which is a very noble pursuit, versus something perhaps along the lines of additional firefighters or whatever might be coming forward. “So, all of those will go into the supplementary item hopper. Not all will be approved.”

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space for pedestrians. Currently, Second Avenue is dug up. This would be an excellent opportunity to finish the sidewalk. City of Kamloops: City development director Marvin Kwiatkowski said the city aims to have the Second Avenue sidewalk completed this year.

wheelchair or scooter. The underpass is blocked, with only pedestrians able to enter. In addition, the intersection pedestrian light crossings at River Road and Tanager Road have no cutouts in the islands. Both ways to cross the road are denied to a person in a wheelchair. City of Kamloops:

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LOCAL NEWS THE SEVENTH IN KTW’S SERIES OF FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE PROFILES CYNTHIA EGLI, NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANDIDATE Lives: Kamloops. Age: 53. Family status: Married for 26 years, with two adult children. Campaign contact: Reach Egli by calling 250-554-4410 or by emailing On social media, find Egli on Facebook by searching “Cynthia Egli for MP-NDP.” The NDP campaign office is at 148 Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops. Find the New Democratic Party’s platform online at

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Q: What specifically do you want to do for/bring to the Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo riding that is not here or being done now? A: Affordable housing, students and their debt load. Keeping logs in B.C. rather than exporting them, so those logs are milled here in B.C. Q: What is the issue most being raised by voters as you talk to them? A: Logging, affordability, health care, being able to afford medicines. Q: First past the post or proportional representation? A: “Proportional representation. It’s the fairest way to go.” Q: In your opinion, who was Canada’s greatest prime minister? A: “I would say Lester B. Pearson because he was a peacekeeper … I think that if he was alive today, he’d be NDP because of his values.” Q: If you could not vote for yourself, which other candidate would get your vote? A: “I would look strongly at the values of the other candidates — hardworking, loyal, honest, putting people first, speaking up for the environment. So, essentially, anyone but Conservatives.”




ynthia Egli wanted someone with New Democrat values on the ballot in Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo — someone her daughters could look to on election day. Who better than their mother? “But you can’t tell them who to vote for. No adult I know likes to be told who to vote for,” Egli said with a laugh. The Kamloops mother of two is the third candidate the NDP has acclaimed to run in the riding. Initial candidate Gina Myhill-Jones stepped down for personal reasons and her successor, Dock Currie, was asked to resign by the federal body due to the emergence of controversial social media messages. Egli said she was planning to attend the

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opening of Currie’s campaign office on Sept. 14 when she heard the party was again without a candidate. After speaking with some friends within the party and asking if they had a replacement, Egli said she was encouraged to put her name forward. She said party leader Jagmeet Singh even called to encourage her to run. “There were other people interested, but in the end, the federal NDP said I was the best person for the job,” Egli said. Egli said she has no prior experience running for office and, having jumped in after the writ was dropped, she has been busy learning her party’s platform. “Sure, I’m late in the game, but I feel that I know I can do this. I have the skills and abilities,” Egli said. She said voters should cast a ballot for her on Oct. 21 because she will be an advocate for everyone and will focus on issues her constituents want her to focus on, noting housing


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Communist Party leader: Canada ‘ripe for socialism’ SEAN BRADY


Communist Party of Canada Leader Liz Rowley visited Kamloops on Saturday afternoon, meeting with supporters and coffee drinkers at The Vic in downtown Kamloops. She is the fifth federal party leader to visit the city, with Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Andrew Scheer (Conservative), Elizabeth May (Green) and Maxime Bernier (People’s Party) preceding her. Rowley said her party has a lot to offer working people and made her case that now is the time to look to her party’s offerings ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election. “What socialism means is that the working people are in the driver’s seat,” she told KTW. “They’re the ones who make the decisions of what Canada would look like. We want to see fundamental changes that will enable working

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Communist Party of Canada Leader Liz Rowley chats with supporters during a visit to Kamloops on Saturday. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

people to make those decisions.” The party’s platform, which is detailed on its website ( prioritizes job creation and living standards, halting climate change and a foreign policy based on peace, disarmament and respecting foreign sovereignty. The plan also

includes nationalizing natural resources, keeping industrial jobs in Canada and emphasizing public ownership wherever possible. The Communist Party of Canada was formed in 1921 and peaked in popularity in 1945, receiving 112,000 votes for its 68 candidates running under the banner of the Labor-Progressive

Party, a necessity since the Communist Party was officially banned at the time. In the 2015 federal election, the party ran 26 candidates and received about 4,400 votes. This year, the party has 30 candidates running, including Kamloops’ Peter Kerek and six others in B.C. Rowley conceded the party might not pick up any seats, but said she has seen more support leading up the election and plans to work with other groups to carry out the party’s platform regardless of the election’s outcome, as it has in the past.

She said she would like to see a majority government be denied to both the Liberals and the Conservatives, with a “large progressive bloc,” including the Communists, if any are elected, supporting another party to implement some of the points in the people’s agenda. “But we may not be elected in this election. That’s possible. If we had proportional representation, we would be electing people and securing more candidates,” she said. Rowley joined the party in 1967 and, at age 23, was the party’s youngest candidate in the 1972 federal election and a student at the University of Alberta at the time, advocating for women’s reproductive rights and an end to the Vietnam War. She later moved up through party ranks in Ontario, serving as a party organizer and provincial organizer, sitting on its central executive

committee since 1978 and being Ontario leader of the party since 1988. She was elected national party leader in 2016. Behind the “communist” part of the party’s name is a tumultuous history, with many associating communism and socialism with failed states of the past. “I would say there is a real drive, and I’ve seen it in Canada particularly during this election, to make ‘socialism’ a dirty word, to try to convince people that socialist governments or left-wing governments are antidemocratic or dictatorial, but I don’t think that many Canadians are buying it anymore,” she said. A recent Forum Research poll published in August found that 58 per cent of the 1,733 Canadian voters surveyed held a positive view of socialism. But is there a model government or country Rowley’s party would

follow if it were to come into power? “No. I don’t think so,” she said. Crowley listed Cuba, Vietnam and China as communist countries Canadians might be familiar with, but noted “none of them were an advanced capitalist countries when they transitioned to socialism.” “We live in an advanced capitalist country. We’re not short on technology. Canada, in a way, is ripe for socialism, because capitalism has reached the pinnacle of what it is able to develop to,” she said Crowley said with so many just $200 or less away from insolvency, referring to a January 2019 poll showing 46 per cent of Canadians are at such a point, some may be looking for alternatives to the major parties. “Some people are thinking, ‘Capitalism isn’t working for me, I’m going to look elsewhere,’ and they’re coming to us,” she said.



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Liberal platform features deficits Forums in Kamloops Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau tried to make virtue out of red ink Sunday as he released a platform that promises to impose new taxes on wealthy individuals, large international corporations, foreign housing speculators and tech giants to help cover the cost of billions in new spending and tax breaks for the middle class. Even with the new taxes, the platform projects another four years of deficits if the Liberals are re-elected on Oct. 21 — $27.4 billion next year, falling to $21 billion by the fourth year of the mandate. Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre said Trudeau is effectively saying “Canada will literally go on adding debt forever.” He predicted a re-elected Liberal government would wind up imposing “massive tax increases to fund this irresponsible and costly platform” that would add $56 billion in new spending over four years. “He expects Canadians to believe that money falls out of the sky or grows on trees,” Poilievre scoffed. In B.C., NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh promised a $100-million fund to help keep young people out of gangs and mitigate the growing problem of organized crime. Meanwhile, Green Leader Elizabeth May said her party would introduce a “robot tax” if elected — a levy to be paid by a company every time it replaces a worker with a machine, part of a strategy to ease the impact of the growth of artificial intelligence. But the discussion has mostly been about the Liberal platform, which Trudeau

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described as a “fiscally responsible” plan under which the Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio — already the best among G7 countries, at 30.9 per cent — would decrease every year of a second mandate. As well, he said Canada will retain its triple-A credit rating, shared with only one other G7 country — Germany. According to the platform, the proposed new taxes, combined with revenue from the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, would fatten federal coffers by $5.2 billion in the first year, rising to $7.2 billion in the fourth year. But the extra monies would be eclipsed by 48 new spending and tax break initiatives for the middle class, which the platform estimates would cost $9.3 billion next year, rising to nearly $17 billion by the fourth year of a second mandate. The platform does not, however, include costing for several promises, including the promise to introduce a national pharmacare program that Trudeau said will have to be negotiated with the provinces. An advisory panel created by Trudeau and led by former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins has pegged the cost of phasing in pharmacare over 10 years at $3.5 billion in 2022, rising to $15.3 billion annually by 2027.

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The Liberals are promising an extra $6 billion over four years to the provinces for health care priorities, including what Trudeau has called “a down payment” on an eventual pharmacare plan. Singh said the absence of money to back up the pharmacare promise proves that Trudeau has “clearly walked away from universal pharmacare.” He also criticized the platform for doing too little to provide affordable housing and to help post-secondary students. In 2015, the Liberals won election promising to run up modest deficits of no more than $10 billion for several years before returning to balance by the end of the mandate. Instead, they ran up much largerthan-anticipated deficits and have now abandoned any pretence of balancing the budget in the short term. The platform, like the Liberal government’s budgets before it, proposes no target date for staunching the flow of red ink. The platform does promise that a reelected Liberal government would impose an additional 10 per cent excise tax on luxury cars, boats and personal aircraft with price tags of more than $100,000. Tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook with global revenues of at least $1 billion a year and Canadian annual revenues of at least $40 million would face a three per cent tax on revenue generated by the sale of online advertising and users’ personal data.

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KAMLOOPS FOOD POLICY COUNCIL, OCT. 2 This Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., the Mount Paul Community Food Centre and the Kamloops Food Policy Council will host one of several Eat Think Vote events being held across the country. The event will give people in the city an opportunity to learn more about the voting process and discuss food insecurity issues with federal candidates. The Mount Paul Community Food Centre is at 140 Laburnum St. in North Kamloops. ENVIRONMENT DEBATE, OCT. 3 This Thursday, Transition Kamloops and the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association are hosting a debate in room 190 of the Brown Family House of Learning at TRU. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will focus on environmental issues of national and local interest. KTW, RADIO NL, KAMLOOPS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FORUM, OCT. 8 Kamloops This Week, Radio NL and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to present an all-candidates debate. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall at Thompson Rivers University. Each candidate will provide an opening and closing statement and will respond to questions from audience members.

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he studio in House 8 at Thompson Rivers University is cramped, with three people in the space, but no one seems to mind. They’re smiling and laughing and only 30 seconds from going live. This is the home of CFBX, Kamloops’ campus radio station, and the three people on the mic are launching a morning show on the station. It’s something at once both familiar and new for everyone involved. Peter Olsen, Bob Price, and Katie Neustaeter are behind the microphones, while Rick “The Bear” Wile connects with the group via phone. All four are commercial radio veterans new to the campus radio style — and station manager Brant Zwicker believes that will make for a unique radio presence. “It’s interesting having pros at a volunteer station, so it’s a whole different angle and I think it’s exciting,” Zwicker said. “It gives us a whole new dimension to the programming. I think they’re learning something, we’re learning something and listeners gain a whole bunch from that melding.”

The program is called Kamloops Plugged-In with the X-Team. Olsen, Price and Wile were previously on the air at Radio NL, while Neustaeter comes from the Broadcast Centre. After leaving commercial radio, each member of the group moved in different directions with their careers before being drawn back to morning radio at CFBX. Olsen has pursued his interest in photography with Olsen Imagery, Price is now producing content for the website The Orca, Neustaeter has started her own business, Refraction

Communications and Wile has started a website to host his sports commentary. But some Kamloops radio fans wanted to hear familiar voices. “People kept on coming up to Peter and I, saying, ‘Why aren’t you guys doing a project?’” Price said. ‘“We really miss you!’” “Then they [TRU] approached us and said, ‘Is there anything that you guys can do to help us raise our profile of the university radio station?’ Well, the only thing we know how to do is to do a morning show.” It wasn’t long before Neustaeter joined the plans for the new CFBX program.

“When I was considering leaving [the Broadcast Centre], I talked to Bob just for his wisdom in exiting the industry and what I was thinking, and he said, ‘It just so happens that we’re starting a little community show just to support campus radio and talk about things in the community without the restrictions of advertising,’” Neustaeter said. The endeavour isn’t only about dusting off their microphones and getting back on the air. It’s about giving something back to the Kamloops community, something at which Neustaeter said CFBX excels.

Clockwise from top left: CFBX station manager Brant Zwicker (left) gives some last-minute instructions to Peter Olsen as he, Katie Neustaeter and Bob Price prepare to go live on air; Olsen takes a phone call, as he did on many occasions while working for decades at Radio NL; Neustaeter shares a laugh with her colleagues. DAVE EAGLES PHOTOS/KTW

“It’s a great opportunity for students to get involved and get the community involved,” she said. Kamloops PluggedIn with the X-Team airs every Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on CFBX 92.5 FM. The broadcast can also be streamed from the station’s website at

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A mini-street food fair could be found at Saturday’s Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market downtown, as Kamloops Immigrant Services’ Sandeep Kaur (left), Yasmin Shankar and Arathy Suresh were cooking up tasty creations for visitors. The farmers’ market is into its final month of the outdoor season, with Oct. 26 the final Saturday event. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

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The Kamloops CanGo Grannies are hosting their first Fabric, Yarn and More Sale this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Andrews on the Square, downtown at Seymour Street and Second Avenue. People in Kamloops and from far afield as Vancouver, Kelowna and Williams Lake have been donating fabric, yarn, patterns, knitting, sewing and quilting books, lace, trims, needles, zippers, buttons, a sewing machine and a serger. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, which helps African grandmothers who are raising their orphaned grandchildren. CRAM THE CRUISER Kamloops Mounties are asking residents to help them cram some police cruisers with donations of food and cash for the Kamloops Food Bank. The annual Cram the Cruiser event will take place this Saturday in the parking lot of the Real Canadian Superstore,


BRIEFS at Columbia Street and Summit Drive in Sahali. Officers and their cruisers will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. LATCHING ON This Saturday, Kamloops moms and little ones will gather to take part in the worldwide challenge to have the most children breastfeeding at the same time in one location. The annual event is held to provide peer support and raise public awareness about the importance of breastfeeding. The event will take place at the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market downtown. Look for the Breastfeeding Matters in Kamloops tent on the grassy area of the Stuart Wood elementary property. Registration is at 10:30 a.m., with latch-on set for 11 a.m. For more information, search Breastfeeding Matters in Kamloops on Facebook.

COATS FOR FOLKS The Salvation Army’s Coats for Folks initiative will wrap up this weekend and there is still time to donate to the good cause. Until this Saturday, people can find gently used winter coats they no longer wear and drop them off at any of the city’s three McCleaners locations: in Columbia Place Shopping Centre in Sahali, at Summit Drive and Arrowstone Drive, downtown at 437 Seymour St, and in North Kamloops at 301 Tranquille Rd. Once the coats are cleaned, the Salvation Army will pick them up and distribute them to four locations, where those needing a coat for the winter can pick one up. The four locations are: Kamloops Alliance Church (200 Leigh Rd. in North Kamloops), The Salvation Army (344 Poplar St. in North Kamloops), The Pit Stop at the Kamloops United Church, downtown at St. Paul Street and Fourth Avenue) and Gateway City Church (163 Oriole Rd. in Valleyview).

SCIENCE CENTRE GALA The Big Little Science Centre is hosting a fundraising gala on Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Dunes at Kamloops. The Future Now Gala will include a buffet dinner, drinks, a silent auction and guest speaker Mateen Shaikh of the computer science department at Thompson Rivers University. Shaikh will be discussing artificial intelligence. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $80 and include a $25 tax receipt. They can be purchased online at https:// blscgala/tickets or by calling 250-554-2572. The Sept. 5 fire that destroyed Parkcrest elementary has led to students being shuffled, with the Big Little Science Centre leaving its home in the former Happyvale elementary in Brocklehurst. The science centre will re-open in November in the former Value Village building, downtown at Seymour Street and Fifth Avenue.

Running for the Cure this weekend The annual CIBC Run for Cure will be held this Sunday in Riverside Park. Registration is at 9 a.m., with the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. warm-up at 10:20 a.m. and the one-kilometre and five-kilometre runs beginning at 10:45 a.m. Awards will be handed out during the closing ceremony, which will begin at 11:45 a.m. Kamloops is one of 57 communities across Canada in which the CIBC Run for the Cure is being held this weekend. Money raised goes to the Canadian Cancer Society, which directs it toward

breast cancer research, support services, health education and advocacy programs. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and BC Cancer is using the occasion to urge women between the ages of 40 and 74 to book their next screening mammogram. Screening mammograms in B.C. are free for women ages 40 and older and do not require a doctor’s referral. DID YOU KNOW? • Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women in B.C. About

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW Hot Deals Cool Wheels owner Ron Patriquin is in his element in his North Kamloops store. The recently-opened business sells Hot Wheels — and only Hot Wheels.


Thousands of hot rods line the walls of a new store in North Kamloops. Though newly opened, the store’s essence is not new at all. It’s soundtrack consists of old rock tracks and it sells Hot Wheels — only Hot Wheels. “I just wanted to have a store where it’s overwhelming,” Hot Deals Cool Wheels owner Ron Patriquin said. “When you walk in, it’s just, ‘Woah.’ And worse, like ‘What the f***?’ And that’s the idea.” Overwhelming, indeed. The store, which opened at 359 Tranquille Rd. in August, has about 12,000 of the miniature toy cars in stock: old cars, new cars, ones that cost $2 and Redline originals with $200 price tags. There are cars themed around just about any pop-culture reference one can imagine — Looney Tunes, Batman, The Dukes of Hazzard,

Monopoly and Star Wars — from an old brand that has seen it all. A collector at heart, 53-year-old Patriquin squirrels away antiques and coins. However, his favourite item to collect rolls on four wheels. When he was a boy, Patriquin first started playing with his older brothers’ Hot Wheels. He has been purchasing them over the years from collectors and buying out Interior stores. In addition to his shop’s current inventory, Patriquin has another 20,000 Hot Wheels at home. One display at the store is not for sale, showcasing hard-to-find cars near and dear to the shelves in a collector’s heart. “I’ve always just liked Hot Wheels my whole life,” Patriquin said. Hot Wheels first rode into the world in the 1960s. They’ve driven into the Vietnam War, by the Beatles break-up, through the fall of the Berlin Wall, past the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, alongside the advent of the internet

and away from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — before cracking a U-turn and parking back in Kamloops. A toy to some and collector’s memorabilia to others, they can be purchased new today from various stores online and on the street. (The most expensive Hot Wheels KTW found for sale on eBay is a 50th anniversary Hot Wheels Porsche, with an asking price of US$10,000.) Patriquin is hoping to attract both kids and collectors alike with his brick and mortar location, which is the resurrection of a smaller Hot Wheels store he operated across the street 22 years ago. Asked why that store closed, Patriquin explained that store was not this store. His current store, he said, has the wow factor. All these years later, Patriquin still believes there’s a hot market for Hot Wheels. And he’s hedging on customers agreeing. “It’s nostalgic, really, and interesting,” one customer told KTW.

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The offices of the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association (KADREA) have been renovated, but the re-opened space offers more than simply a fresh coat of paint. What is now called the KADREA Hub opened its doors in the past few weeks. “It’s more than a physical building, but what we’re celebrating is the physical space,” said KADREA president Wendy Runge. The KADREA Hub is a central location for relevant information about all things real estate and a central place for KADREA members and others to access technology for training and professionalism. The organization began work on the plan less than a year before completion, with a goal of updating offices that had not been renovated in 20 years. “We wanted to start dreaming a little bit bigger about how we could be a central influence to not only our membership, but also our community,” Runge said. With improved access to technology, KADREA members and staff will now be able to participate in training and classes on site, rather than being forced to rent space elsewhere, which had previous been the case. “This gives us the opportunity to have all our required information in house,” Runge said. Beyond KADREA’s membership, the space is available for other groups, including the City of Kamloops, Venture Kamloops, Thompson Rivers University, and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. “Those are our stakeholders,” Runge said. “People who have an interest in real estate in general, who we like to partner with to promote the Realtor brand.” The renovations had little disruption on the KADREA offices, though staff did have to vacate for six weeks. The KADREA Hub is located downtown at 101-418 St. Paul St.

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW The Cooper Companies’ Catalpa Community housing development broke ground last Friday with Cranbrook Search, Rescue and Detection K9s of B.C. vice-president Greg Bedwell (left), Kamloops Search and Rescue Detection K9 president Mike Ritcey, Cooper Foundation president and CEO Nelly Dever, Kamloops Search and Rescue manager Alan Hobler and Cooper Companies president Tod Cooper taking part.

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With a bit of help from a search dog that put paws to dirt, members of the Cooper Family Foundation and Kamloops Search and Rescue turned the sod on Friday, breaking ground on the future site of Catalpa Community. Cooper Companies is building a 73-home development on a nine-acre Ord Road property next to the Brocklehurst dog park. The Cooper Family Foundation will donate $10,000 from each home sold to the foundation’s latest Wings Above Kamloops project. The latest endeavour is seeing renovations being made to the Cooper Company building at Eighth Street and York Avenue in North Kamloops (the former home of the Dirty Jersey Pub, Bowlertime and Soccer Quest), which will become home to Kamloops Search and Rescue and the B.C. Search Dog Association by the end of 2020. Wings Above Kamloops sees the Cooper Family Foundation raise money through the family’s real estate projects and use the proceeds for worthy causes. The first was a silent bid project on a new home in Aberdeen, with money raised used to build

an addition at the Kamloops Hospice Association’s Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Sahali. In addition to the $730,000 donation from the Ord Road development, the foundation will match the value of surprise gifts — ranging in value from $1,000 to $20,000 — being donated by various sponsors to the homeowners at Catalpa Community. On Friday, machinery, Gabion walls and fencing could be found around the property, which has been raised so it is situated above the Kamloops floodplain. The first phase of the project will see 33 homes rise on the property. Foundation president and CEO Nelly Dever told a crowd gathered for the ceremony that affordability was a focus of the project. “We want to give back to the community and help the community as well, and get everybody into homes that they can afford,” Dever said. Phase one homes, which are between 1,072 square feet and 1,790 square feet in size, will include ranchers, two-storey homes and duplexes. They officially went on sale as of Friday and range in price from $399,900 to $459,900.

Two homes have already been sold. Installation of foundations has already started, Dever told KTW. Eight houses are expected to be complete within the next six months — weather permitting — and phase one should be completed by the end of 2020, which is when phase two construction will begin. The entire 73-home development is projected to take three years to build. In May, the Cooper Foundation announced Kamloops Search and Rescue and the B.C. Search Dog Association as its 2019 Wings Above Kamloops recipients. The building has been gutted and is in the design and permitting phase. The facility will include a 3,000 square-foot canine physical training centre, regional command centre for Kamloops Search and Rescue, lecture hall, board room, decompression station, offices and vehicle bays. The second floor, which Soccer Quest previously occupied, has been gutted. Dever said an announcement on what will occupy that space is pending. Also planned for the North Shore property is a standalone Tim Hortons restaurant.

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istorically, the role of museums has been the collection and display of objects of cultural, historical and religious importance. They also served as a public place for education and enjoyment, a place where items could be preserved and research could be conducted by scholars. The museum experience often provided people access to objects and artifacts from cultures around the world. The curiosity and interests of the public fuelled the collection, purchase, donation and display of objects in museums. Unfortunately, illegal collecting, theft and other unethical tactics were undertaken during the late 1800s and early- to mid1900s, with some items, including human remains and grave objects, coming into museum collections. While most museums did not place human remains on display, these remains were often stored in boxes, far removed from their original resting places. In 1990, the United States passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Repatriation is the return of objects, artifacts, skeletal remains or other aspects of cultural heritage to their place of origin or to the descent community of origin. The act provides a process for museums and federal agencies to return cultural items such as human remains, funerary objects and sacred objects to lineal descendants and culturally affiliated tribes and native Hawaiian organizations. One of the first steps museums and federal agencies had to undertake was the creation and maintenance of an inventory of cultural items in their collection. These inventories provided the basis for repatriation requests

from Indigenous groups within the United States to return skeletal remains, sacred objects and artifacts. Another important component of the act is repatriation grants, which provide financial support to assist museums, tribes and native Hawaiian organizations in their request for repatriation of items. The act has its limitations and has not completely achieved the goals of addressing the rights of descendant communities, but it was an important step to change

the ways museums collected and stored human remains, funerary goods and sacred objects. Many Canadian museums looked to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act as a way to change their practices, create inventories of collections and consider ways objects were displayed. From 2016 to 2018, the Royal British Columbia Museum (RBCM) offered repatriation grants to BC First Nations and organizations to help in consulta-

tion, documentation and repatriation of cultural items, ancestral remains and burial items. Recently, the RBCM and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council created the Indigenous Repatriation Manual, released this past June, to support communities and museums in the early stages of repatriation from local, national and international museums. It is hoped this manual will assist museums and communities in the repatriation process and see ancestral remains and cultural

items returned to their place of origin. Nadine Gray is a Kamloops-based archeologist and an anthropology and archaeology Instructor at TRU. 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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Growing up, I always lived near the mountains, I miss being able to look out the window and see the snowcovered peaks. I was immediately drawn to it when I first saw it on display. Now whenever I look at those mountains, I am reminded of home.

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Special Olympics, JDRF, Rotoract.

What do you like best about the organizations you volunteered for?

Volunteering for numerous Charities was a great way to see how the different organizations give back to the community in their own unique way. The Special Olympics was amazing to see so many volunteers come together to ensure the athletes could compete at doing the sport that they love. The diversity of the tasks of working with Rotoract was my favourite part of that organization, as every day was different and engaging.

What do you like best about the Timeraisers event

Timeraiser is a fantastic event for bringing the community together. From the local charities with the volunteers to the local artists being able to display their amazing talents. With having so many local charities in the same place allows you to really determine which ones will be the best fit for you and your skill set to help you create the greatest impact within the community.


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eam Brown has entered a winning window. The Kamloops Curling Club quartet — skip Corryn Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Ashley Klymchuk — is coming off a banner year in which it claimed silver at the B.C. Scotties, won the B.C. Women’s Curling Tour title, banked about $18,000 in prize money and became the No. 1-ranked B.C. team in Canada. The squad is close to reaching the upper echelon of women’s curling and aware of the uncertainty that shrouds the team’s future. “It’s going to get more complicated, with the timing of pregnancies and what not,” said Brown, whose squad won bronze at the Scotties in 2018, its rookie year in the women’s ranks. “And, right now, we have bosses that will let us get some time off, but that is definitely something that can change.” The team met after last season to discuss commitment levels and agreed it is all in for this winter, a decision evident in scheduling for 2019-2020. Brown committed to three out-of-province spiels, events in Edmonton, Saskatoon and Red Deer that offer lucrative prize purses and ample World Curling Tour points. “You just never know what’s going to happen,” Klymchuk said. “You’ve got to make it worth it every single year. “Last year was a good foundation. This year, it’s like, where do we fill those gaps so that we can succeed more, not just go to the Scotties? How can we make sure we’re one of those teams that can be on top at the Scotties and have that goal of going even further?”

Qualifying for a tier 2 women’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge event was also a goal heading into this season, but that carrot may no longer be dangling. Brown came close, but failed to qualify for the playoffs in the Booster Juice Shootout in Edmonton and Colonial Square Ladies Classic in Saskatoon, missing out on the rankings points and prize money that attracted it to both September events. The Kamloops women need to reach or at least get close to a top-25 position in World Curling Tour rankings to qualify for the Tour Challenge event in Nova Scotia in November, but have slipped to 34th. Brown has also fallen to 26th in 2019-2020 Canadian Team Ranking System standings, which will be of paramount importance next season ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. This season, the top B.C. team in CTRS rankings as of Dec. 1 will earn automatic qualification for the provincial championship, scheduled to run from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 in Cranbrook. That is the avenue Brown took to provincials last season. The top two B.C. Tour teams will also book spots at the Scotties. Good news: The season is young and there is plenty of time to get on track. Team Brown will see its first B.C. Tour action of the season at the Prestige Hotels and Resorts Curling Classic, which gets underway on Thursday in Vernon. Brown passed on the first provincial tour event, the King Cashpiel at Golden Ears Winter Club, to attend the Booster Juice Shootout, a move that didn’t quite pay off, although the squad did log experience against strong opponents in Edmonton. See BROWN, A24

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE Corryn Brown and her Kamloops Curling Club rink will be in action at the Prestige Hotels and Resorts Curling Classic, which gets underway on Thursday in Vernon. Team Brown has played in two events this season, but is still searching for its first playoff berth. The Kamloops Crown of Curling will run from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27 at the KCC.

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A group of German tourists pulled aside Shaun Clouston after he spoke to media and asked the Kamloops Blazers’ bench boss to give them a team jersey. Considering they were already in a brazen mood, or at least unaware the behaviour was unusual, they should instead have asked for the jacket off the back of Ryan Hughes. The shiny relic, a thing of beauty once worn by Darryl Sydor during his major-junior playing days in the Tournament Capital, is this season’s playerof-the-game award, handed out only after victories. Hughes deserved it on Friday, when his Blazers claimed their first win of the season — a relief-inducing triumph for the previously 0-3 club — by edging the Kelowna Rockets 3-2 in overtime at Sandman Centre. Hughes, the 20-yearold forward from Edmonton acquired last Wednesday by Blazers’ general manager Matt Bardsley in a trade with Saskatoon, had three points in his Kamloops debut, including two goals, one of which was the OT winner. “Something pretty horrible would have to happen to wipe this smile off my face,” Hughes told reporters after the game on Friday, gleaming and sheathed in the timeless artifact. Kamloops followed by bouncing Bowen Byram and

the Vancouver Giants 6-2 on Saturday at Sandman Centre. Orrin Centazzo racked up two goals and four points on Saturday in support of goaltender Dylan Garand, who also backstopped the Blazers on Friday. “That’s a pretty good trade,” Clouston told reporters several moments before the Germans summoned him. “I’ve always thought he [Hughes] was a great player — dynamic, skilled, great vision. “He really controlled the game on the power play. Our power play hasn’t been great. It looked dangerous tonight. He was a big part of that.” Kamloops was 2-for-15 on the power play heading into last weekend’s contests. It finished the weekend 5-for-25. “They’ve welcomed me and made it so easy,” Hughes said. “It’s a great group of guys in there and that probably was a big factor in how I played tonight.” The surprise appearance of his father, Brian, during warm-up also gave Ryan a boost. Brian, who made the trip to Kamloops from Edmonton, was mingling in the hallway outside the dressing room, not far from the tourists. He gave his son a hug before speaking to KTW. “This one was a little different than the first trade,” Brian said. “This one, he orchestrated himself because he wants to play hockey and he wasn’t going to play Friday night in Saskatoon, so he’s play-

ing in Kamloops Friday night. It worked out.” Forwards Hughes and Riley McKay, along with D-men Nolan Kneen, a former Blazer, and Scott Walford were Saskatoon’s overagers prior to the trade last Wednesday. WHL teams have until Oct. 10 to finalize their three 20-year-old roster spots. Hughes scored in overtime for Saskatoon on Sept. 20 in a 3-2 win over hometown Prince Albert. He was in the lineup on Sept. 21 when the hometown Blades fell 1-0 to the Raiders. Saskatoon was not scheduled to play again until this past Friday, when McKay, Kneen and Walford combined for five points in a 7-6 loss to the visiting Winnipeg Ice. Back in Kamloops, the German tourists settled for T-shirts, kindly produced by Blazers’ trainer Colin (Toledo) Robinson. They missed out on a glorious throwback jacket worn by a young man who scored OT winners on back-toback Fridays — for different teams — and who, apparently, played some role in brokering his own trade, and tallied three points, including a game-winning goal, in his debut for his new squad, on home ice, no less. That would have been a wunderbar souvenir. UP NEXT The Blazers (2-3-0-0) will play host to the Seattle Thunderbirds (1-1-0-0) on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m. at Sandman Centre.

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TRU WolfPack forward and Kamloops product Taylor Miller scored in the 87th minute to salvage a 1-1 tie with the Calgary Dinos on Saturday at Hillside Stadium. TRU tied 0-0 with the visiting UNBC Timberwolves of Prince George on Sunday.

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Taylor Miller rescued her TRU WolfPack on Saturday at Hillside Stadium. The Kamloops product, who returned to the club this season after a four-year absence, unleashed a right-foot belter from outside the 18-yard box in the 87th minute to secure a 1-1 draw with the favoured Calgary Dinos. “Oh, my gosh. That was awesome,” said Miller, the Westsyde secondary graduate who is pursuing a degree in education at TRU. “I had one chance with my left foot. Naturally, it didn’t go anywhere. But then I hit it with my right and found the bottom corner.” Calgary (6-0-2) is second in the Pacific Division and considered a Canada West contender. TRU (1-4-3) has a shot at making the playoffs, but the season is more about building than contending. WolfPack head coach Mark Pennington’s plan was obvious from the start — defend feverishly and hope to strike on the counterattack. “Calgary has some strong girls up front,” WolfPack defender Cassie Morris said. “We had our work cut out for ourselves. Mark just told us to keep the fight up and win every individual battle and I think that’s what we did today.” The Pack executed well, keeping the Dinos — who dominated territory and possession — from garnering Grade A chances and relying on goalkeeper Danielle Roberston to make saves when called on.

Robertson delivered, but could do nothing when Calgary midfielder Montana Leonard bulged the old onion bag in the 60th minute, the goal a result of poor decision-making in midfield. TRU had a rare platform to attack, but instead played back toward its own goal. The Pack were quickly dispossessed and Leonard had all day to pick her spot. “It’ll be something we look at in the game tape,” Pennington said. “I don’t know what happened there.” The home side changed shape to chase the tying goal, playing two up front in a move that made it more vulnerable at the back. Miller’s goal, her first for the WolfPack since 2015, was met with jubilant celebration. “It felt amazing,” said Miller, who leaped and bounced a few times before teammates arrived to smother her. The long-range strike was the Pack’s only goal of the weekend. TRU and the UNBC Timberwolves (3-2-3) of Prince George played to a nil-nil draw at Hillside on Sunday. Calgary’s only dropped points this season have come in matches against TRU. The Pack and Dinos played to a 1-1 draw on Sept. 7 in Cowtown. TRU is riding its first threematch unbeaten streak of the campaign into a pair of home matches this weekend — 5 p.m. starts at Hillside against UBC (4-1-3) and Victoria (3-23) on Friday and Saturday, respectively. WOLFPACK GET MESSAGE Not even a fierce tonguelashing at halftime from head coach John Antulov could

change the outcome on Saturday at Hillside Stadium. “John gave us a blast up the arse,” said TRU Wolfpack defender Josh Banton, whose squad fell 3-0 to the Trinity Western Spartans on that windy, chilly afternoon. “We fought. We did better. But, at the end of the day, we just didn’t score. We need to be tighter at the back. Wasn’t good enough. “We are a better team than that. It’s one thing saying it. We’ve got to prove it now on the pitch. Tomorrow is a massive game.” Urgency showed in the Pack’s performance on Sunday, when they edged the visiting Fraser Valley Cascades of Abbotsford 3-2 at Hillside Stadium. Daniel Sagno, whose blistering pace was noticeable in defeat on Saturday, scored twice for the WolfPack on Sunday. Jan Pirretas Glasmacher also scored for TRU in support of goalkeeper Olivier Jumeau. Last year, TRU found its stride in the second half of the campaign and rode a six-match unbeaten streak to Canada West bronze. The Kamloops university club finds itself in a similar position just past the halfway point of the 2019 campaign, although the hole is not quite as deep. TRU (3-3-4) is fifth in the seven-team Pacific Division, with six matches remaining on its regular-season slate. The top four teams will qualify for the post-season. Up next are games this weekend at division-leading UBC (6-1-2) in Vancouver and the Vikes (5-3-1) in Victoria.







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FAST stands for Fun Adult Starter Tennis. In this program, you will learn tennis fundamentals, including basic tactics and techniques, rules, and scoring. In partnership with the Kamloops Tennis Centre. Kamloops Tennis Centre Sat Oct 5–Nov 2 10:30–12:00 pm 4/$75

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Two opponents made the trip to Kamloops on Saturday for B.C. Rugby Union matches at Exhibition Park. The Kamloops Raiders earned a 30-24 victory over the Axemen, a SquamishWhistler club, in men’s second division play. Lane Jansen, Dillon Alexandre and Wyatt Henry had tries for Kamloops (4-0). Greg Thomson booted three penalty kicks and three conversions. Burnaby Lake pummelled Kamloops 74-13 in Women’s Fall Mainland A Division action. Alicia Grover and Niki Triantafillou scored tries for the home team, which dropped to 0-3. Lindsay Stobbe hoofed one penalty kick. The women have this weekend off. The men’s second- and third-division squads will host their final home matches of 2019 on Saturday at Exhibition Park. Kamloops and Surrey will scrum down in Division 2 play, with kickoff slated for 12:45 p.m. The Raiders (2-0) will play host to Chilliwack in Division 3 action. Game time is scheduled for 11:15 a.m.

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Thea Flundra rips into high gear down the sideline, escaping the grasp of a Burnaby Lake defender last Saturday at Hillside Stadium. Flundra and her Kamloops Raiders were trounced 74-13.

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BRIEFS BRONCOS SHUCKED The Valley Huskers earned a 30-9 win over the Kamloops Broncos last Saturday in Chilliwack. Valley improved to 2-6 in B.C. Football Conference play, while the Broncos dropped to 0-8. The Westshore Rebels, second in the BCFC at 6-2, will play host to the Broncos on

Saturday in Langford. Kamloops will break for Thanksgiving before capping its season with a road tilt against the undefeated Langley Rams (8-0) on Oct. 19. The Vancouver Island Raiders of Nanaimo and Okanagan Sun of Kelowna are tied for third in league standings with matching 4-4 records. Broncos’ receiver Garrett Kryzanowski led Kamloops on offence last weekend, with six catches for 110 yards and

one touchdown. Landon Munk converted on his only field-goal attempt of the contest, a 28-yard strike. Kamloops quarterback Nick Nica finished 17-for-35 for 278 yards and one touchdown. Brett Holmes enjoyed a productive day on defence, with three QB sacks and two tackles. Abe Fimbo recorded seven tackles and one special teams tackle. ON THE TRAILS The TRU WolfPack cross-country running

team participated in a Canada West competition last weekend in Victoria. Kendra Murray and Zoe Painter of Whitehorse placed 31st and 32nd, respectively, in the women’s six-kilometre event. Calum Carrigan of Kamloops, Liam McGrath of Vernon and Riley Hall of Abbotsford placed 24th, 27th and 28th, respectively, in the eight-kilometre men’s event. Reid Johnston of Abbotsford was 30th and Richard Midgely of Langley was 33rd.

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“This is the first year all four of us are out of school, working full-time, living on our own,” said Pincott, noting her team is shifting focus to B.C. Tour stops and a strong performance at the Red Deer Curling Classic in November. “Ashley’s married, so we’re kind of doing the adulting thing and learning as we go about how to juggle everything with life and curling, for sure.” The Brown rink earned an invite to Curling Canada’s NextGen camp in August in Waterloo, an event that operates with support from Own the Podium and targets the sport’s up-and-comers. That nod further emboldened confidence. “We had a really great

touring season last year, but we felt like we left a little bit on the table at the Scotties,” Brown said. “I think any one of us would have traded a Scotties win over the season we had. “But we built a lot from that success. This year, we’re definitely hungry for more and, hopefully, we can finish it off.” Brown, 24, works in prevention for the Kamloops Fire Centre, Pincott, 24, is sport performance co-ordinator for PacificSport Interior B.C., Klymchuk, 26, teaches Grade 5 in Logan Lake and 22-yearold Hawes, who lives in Peachland, works for MNP, an accounting firm in Kelowna. Their bosses and significant others, a few of whom are curlers, are supportive of their on-ice careers and understand the necessary time requirements.

“There is a bit of a window here with this group, being able to curl as much as our jobs let us before kids and that kind of stuff gets in the way,” said Pincott, who has taken control of the team’s social media accounts, endeavouring to connect with fans and please sponsors. “It’s hard to do this without bosses who are accommodating. Shout out to my boss, Carolynn Boomer.” Allison MacInnes is Team Brown’s coach and a former provincial champion curler. She is in a great position to offer advice on this stage of her team’s career. “For me, when I’ve had younger people with me, I always had a rule of thumb that you have to trust each other so much,” MacInnes said. “If someone doesn’t make a practice, they have

something more important. There has to be a lot of trust.” As for what it’s going to take to reach new heights, to win the Scotties and qualify for major international events? “It is shot execution, but it’s a lot about mental preparation,” MacInnes said. “Are you ready to win? Do you believe in yourself and your teammates enough to allow yourself to go out there and play a sport that you love and not worry about the outcome?” The window for those questions to be answered remains open. “We all agreed that we are in it for this year,” Brown said. “That’s just the nature of where we’re at in all our lives, is that discussion of can we make it work? “But we’re all committed and excited to play.”

WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2019



Ursula Boeker Ursula Anna Pauline Boeker, “Mrs Ferdie”, slipped away peacefully, hands together, on September 12, 2019 in Kamloops. Born in Hamburg on December 23, 1925, Ursula’s first eight years was a time of meager provisions, lost financial stability and night to night radical combative political chaos, Ursula was destined to be a survivor.

It is with great sadness that we must announce the sudden passing of Agnes “Vicky” Doyon. An amazing, vibrant mom and grandma. Loved and looked up to by so many. Vicky leaves behind her three daughters Christine and David Biddlecombe, Michelle and Daryl Allan, Jackie Doyon and Preston Grey, as well as, her five grandchildren Victoria, Sarah, Jesse, Lisa and Christine. Predeceased by her husband Gus Doyon. She left a legacy at the Riverbend complex in Kamloops where she made many close friends and great memories over the last six years. Happy hour will not be the same. Many thanks to all the wonderful staff at Royal Inland Hospital for their incredible care and kindness. A very special thanks to Dr. Gabra for her compassion and understanding. Condolences may be expressed at

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Helen Duff Van Dyke

November 27, 1928 – September 25, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Helen Van Dyke announce her passing. Mom slipped away in the early morning hours of September 25, 2019. Helen is predeceased by her husband Tom, her two sons Gary and Mickey and leaves behind her two children Terry (Sheila) Van Dyke and Barb (Ron) Holmes. Helen had twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren who all loved her and will deeply miss “Grandma Chase”. There were always fresh cookies and baking upon their arrival. Helen was born in Pitt Meadows in 1928 to James and Rose Anderson. Helen was the third oldest of thirteen children whom she remained close to throughout her life. Helen worked as a switchboard operator for the local telephone company in Pitt Meadows after high school. Helen met Tom in her early teens and at eighteen she flew to the Yukon by herself to marry Tom. They married in Dawson City and a life began in the gold fields of the Yukon. It was there where Terry, Mickey and Gary were born and lifelong friendships were formed. They then moved to Kamloops and daughter Barbie was born to make them a family of six. Mom raised the children at our little house on Fort Ave. while Dad worked at the Department of Highways.

Ursula was daughter number three of four, Marga, Irma and Gerda. Baptised and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, the family was stable and had a loving home. Attending technical school Ursula learnt bookkeeping, shorthand and office management. That lead to a job at Katco Tabac, a story in itself. On March 25, 1948, Ursula married Ferdie Boeker, starting a family with the birth of Lutz on July 20, 1950. Being young and adventurous, Ursula lived the classic immigrant story with a suitcase full of hope and ambition and Lutzie in hand, arrived in Halifax Pier 21 on January 29, 1954. After taking a six day train trip, they arrived in Telkwa working in the bush at camp for Fritz Pfeifer Logging as a bull cook. In 1961, Ferdie and Ursula established Ferdie’s Building Supplies in Burns Lake with a $60,000 loan which thrived until sold in 1995.

Ursula’s friendships were often based around playing bridge, whist, skat and cribbage. She was a great sport and the main purpose wasn’t winning but being together. Ursula did crossword puzzles Alaska 2013 most of her life, always in pen, rarely a missed word or scratch out. She had an amazing memory for historical dates and people’s birthdays. She was always organized in her home and with business affairs. She tried to be philosophical and positive during the most trying times. Ursula lived well and against all odds, beating cancer in 1968, a 50-year survivor. Ursula is survived by two sisters Irma Blanc of Comox and Gerda Irving of Olds, AB, son Vero, daughter-in-law Brenda, grandson Chris and granddaughter Hannah. She was predeceased by her husband Ferdie, son Lutz and grandson Lutz F. Boeker. Thanks to all the wonderful, compassionate help in the last few years at the Royal Inland Hospital and Overlander Extended Care. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

Helen had many friends and was loved by all, she was a beautiful person, kind, compassionate and caring and will always be remembered for her welcoming arms. There will be no service just a small intimate family gathering to lay mom and dad to rest in Chase. Online condolences may be expressed at

Survived by her father Robert Moore, step-mom Barbara, sister Erin, brothers David and Robert, stepdad Barrie Briggs and numerous extended family members. Predeceased by her mother Patricia Briggs. Cremation.


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They then moved to the property at Chase Creek and joined forces with Mickey to build their retirement home. Upon retirement mom and dad made many trips up to the Yukon, down to Arizona and sightseeing along the way. Chase Creek was a place of gathering for the family to work, celebrate birthdays, thanksgivings and many holidays. We will all treasure those days at Chase Creek with Grandma Chase.

Passed away suddenly on September 24, 2019 at the age of 42.

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She loved to garden, cooking and flowers were her passion. She joined in on curling and loved any social gathering with friends and family surrounding her. The cabin at Niskonlith Lake was purchased in 1963 and it became a work in progress with many weekends and summer vacations filled with fun. It was there that mom really got a chance to relax and swim with her children and grandchildren.

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Michael Glen Cain

September 23, 1949 – September 28, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Cain on September 28, 2019 at the age of 70 after a short stay at hospice. Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Patricia, his sons Jason (Chris), Jeremy (Michelle), his adopted son Dan, his grandchildren Courtney, Brandon, Logan and his little dog Rosie. Michael is also survived by his sister Dorothy-Ann (Art), brothers Keith (Sharon), Steven (Barb) and many nieces and nephews. Michael was born in Brantford, Ontario and grew up in Revelstoke, BC where he enjoyed an active and mischievous childhood. After marrying his wife Patricia in 1969, they relocated to Kamloops in 1973. Michael Immediately began working for the city upon his arrival in Kamloops and enjoyed a 30-year career which saw him begin as an equipment operator, and later moving into management with public works. Michael was an avid reader and always had several books on the go, he was particularly interested in history which he studied throughout his life. He loved to spend time in his back yard working in his garden. He was also a very talented artist who enjoyed drawing and woodwork. Michael always had a great sense of humor, getting particular enjoyment from British comedy and reading his favourite comic strips. Above everything else, Michael was a dedicated family man, who showed great loyalty and devotion to his wife, children and grandchildren. He had a unique strength which helped to protect and guide the people he loved most, in the end he wished only that he had more time to spend with them. His family will miss him dearly. At Michael’s request there will be no service. There will be a gathering at the family home on Sunday, October 6, 2019 between 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, if more information is needed, please contact Jason at (780) 821-0353 or Jeremy at (250) 574-2678.


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In Loving Memory

(Alfred) Byron Hammond February 8, 1949 –September 5, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of (Alfred) Byron Hammond at his home in Logan Lake, BC on September 5, 2019. Byron was born in Zeballos, British Columbia. As the eldest child in a military family, he travelled and lived all over Canada, eventually settling back in BC. He worked for 32 years at Highland Valley Copper and retired in 2010. Byron spent the first years of his retirement enjoying fishing, camping and rounds of golf with friends. In his later years, he was content to visit with his younger brother and best friend Doug – quite often dropping by to see their ‘little brother’ Wayne, to give him the news of the day. Byron was a devoted son and visited his mom regularly at Kamloops Seniors Village until she passed in December of 2018. Byron was a true character. He was very kind-hearted and generous and will be sadly missed by his brothers Douglas Hammond and Wayne Hammond (Marianne), his nieces Erika Hammond and Kirsten Hammond, as well as numerous extended family members and friends. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Hillside Cemetery in Kamloops, BC. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from

June 1, 1930 – September 21, 2019

Barry was born in Bredenbury, Saskatchewan and moved to Kamloops in his early teens. At age 89, he passed away peacefully in his sleep. Barry is survived by his wife Bev of Kamloops, his son Gary (Susan) of Cultus Lake and adopted son Terry (Lori) of Airdrie, Alberta, his sister June Mattiatzi of Coquitlam, his grandchildren Mallory, Alexa and Evan and all their children. He is predeceased by his parents Elma and William and sons Kenneth and Ted. In his late teens, Barry joined the Canadian Army and was a member of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and served in the Korea War. In 1950, the 2nd Battalion of the PPCLI was created within the regiment to be a component of the Canadian Army Special Force and the first Canadian Infantry unit to take part in the Korean War. After he returned from Korea, he met Bev in 1953 and within three days he proposed to her and they were married six weeks later; this year on August 3rd, they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Barry had many friends in Kamloops as he had lived there most of his life. He was an avid skier and later in life he took up golf and it became his passion. His family and friends will always remember him hitting the links whenever he got the chance. At his request, Barry asked that there be no formal service and the family would like to thank the staff of Pine Grove Senior Living for all the care they provided Barry during the last couple of years. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from


Mrs. Penny March Mrs. Penny March passed away peacefully in Kamloops on September 22, 2019 at the age of 67 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Daniel Steinke (Candice) and Micheal Steinke (Danelle Johnston). She will be sadly missed by her five grandchildren Mayson, Taya, Stephanie, Zoe and Maddison. She is survived by Eugene March, brother Rick and sisters Susan, Jane and Michelle and many nieces and nephews. No formal service by request. Online condolences may be expressed at

Celebration of Life Dorothy Atwater

Celebrating the life of Dorothy Atwater, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St., Kamloops, BC. Join us to share stories and remember a life lived to the fullest.


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December 28, 1944 - September 27, 2019

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as Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Inco. During this time Gord was also an active member in many professional societies, and mining organizations. He also served as an adjunct professor at UBC and on advisory boards for Queen’s University and UBC. Not one to rest upon retiring, Gord provided expert consultation to numerous major global mining companies.

Born the son of a professional geologist, Gord spent his formative years in Langley, Malartic, Sydney (Australia), Victoria, West Vancouver and Calgary. This early experience of moving from place to place was to become a continuing theme in Gord’s life. There weren’t many places on a map one could point to which Gord hadn’t visited. After earning a degree in Mathematics at UBC, Gord continued on at the same institution to earn a Bachelor of Mineral Engineering and a Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering. Gord earned $1000 scholarships to pursue his studies from both Kennecott and Stelco. A very substantial amount at the time and a testament to his brilliance. Gord also financed his education by working at the Pine Point Mine, NWT and for Kennecott in Ely, Nevada. Upon graduating, Gord worked for the International Minerals and Chemical Corp, earning two promotions during his two year stint. In 1972, Gord capitalized his expertise in metallurgy to found Bacon Donaldson Associates, a company he grew from a partnership to an employer of seventy five. Upon selling this business he moved on to become the Vice President of Technology for Sherritt International. Gord then went on to serve

Gord was also an enthusiastic and highly accomplished fly fisherman. He was a longstanding member and captain of the Canadian Fly Fishing team, competing for his country in countless international competitions. For many years, Gord held the distinction of holding the highest individual ranking for a Canadian fly fisherman in world competition. When this standing was eclipsed, he couldn’t have been more proud and excited for the former team-mate who took over this distinction. Remarkable as Gord’s career and personal pursuits were, his greatest achievement was the number of enduring friendships he formed and maintained during his life. Gord will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marion Bacon, his step-children from a previous marriage Jennifer (Reg), Ryan and Toby (Shelley) West and grandchildren, Mitchell, Steven, Jake and Ryan. Also by his sister Barbara (Craig) Peters, niece Lindsey (Scott) Hunter, and in-laws Doug and Anne Stuart. Gord’s celebration of life will be held in Kamloops, BC at a future date. Condolences may be expressed at

Louis Fidler We are saddened to say Louis Fidler passed away on September 25, 2019 at the age of 72 years.

Joseph William Campbell

He passed away peacefully and we will miss him dearly. Louis Gordon Fidler was born on November 12, 1947 in Kinistino, Saskatchewan to Louise Evelyn Ballantyne and Joe Fidler. Louis and brother Frank Fidler spent much of their younger years in Prince George, BC. In his younger years, Louis was known as an athletic person, having been a cyclist and sometimes cycling all the way to Jasper from Kamloops. He was also an avid gardener and many were in awe of his landscaped back yard with the fish pond and elephant vine. His career as a mason complimented his love for the outdoors. Louis enjoyed life and has many dear friends who share many happy memories. Family meant everything to Louis and he will always be remembered as a kind, gentle man with a big heart. Louis is survived by sons Joe Jobson and Kelly Jobson and many dear family members and friends. A Service for Louis will be on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 10:30 am at First Memorial Services, #8-177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC.

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Joseph William Campbell passed suddenly on Monday, September 16, 2019 in Kamloops at the age of 60. Joseph is preceded in death by his mother Genevieve and survived by father Reginald, brothers Christian and Shawn, daughters Stephanie Campbell and CheyAnne Mingo and grandchild Emma. Joseph will be missed. A Church Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 4, 2019 at OLPH, 635 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC V2B 3H5. Parkview Community Centre, 500 McDonald Avenue, Kamloops, BC will be receiving family and friends at noon.

WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2019


OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Lorah Rose (Green) Read (née Worsfold) Lorah slipped away in the wee hours of Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Overlander long-term care facility in Kamloops, BC at the age of 89 years. She is survived by her daughters Mary Ann (Don) Grummett, Diane (David) Easton, Brenda (Don) Rhainds, honorary daughter Sandy (Neil) Kirkwood, grandchildren Carrie-Ann (Kevin), Jennipher (Jay), Jamélia (Ross), Danie (Jennifer), Kathryn (Avery), Sam (Eric), Jenelle (Davis) and Pam (Trent), nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including life-long friend, Muriel Moore and Jack Glover. She was predeceased by husbands Jim Green in 1983 and Aylmer Read in 2007, three sisters and five brothers. Born and raised in Kamloops in 1930, Lorah was one of nine children in the Worsfold home. She attended the Fruitlands School and graduated from Kamloops High School. Lorah was full of spirit and loved people. In her youth, she gathered with a group of girls in her backyard shed (clubhouse) and they formed ‘The Luscious Loons’. In those carefree days they rode their bicycles all over Kamloops and hiked the local hills. Her first job was at Dalgleish’s Dept. store. It was there that she met Jim Green and they were married in 1950. They had three daughters which she always identified as, ‘My Three Angels’. Lorah was a glamorous woman who loved to dress well. She celebrated every occasion. An event didn’t pass without at least a table centerpiece that matched. She had many talents. She sewed and knit for herself and her children. She made and decorated every birthday cake and could create elaborate wedding cakes. She knew how to put the finishing touches on everything! If she promised to make something for you, she would deliver, even if that meant staying up all night.

and followed in her mother’s footsteps along with her sister, as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star - Adah Chapter No.16. Lorah was mischievous, full of character and loved to have fun! She never missed an April fool’s day without a prank and loved to dress up at Halloween. She had the opportunity to enjoy many vacations in the sun and sand! As a career woman, she supported Jim and his brothers with their flooring, drapery & paint business by doing the bookkeeping at Archie Green Ltd. until his early death in 1983. A few years later Lorah found happiness and compatibility with her neighbor Aylmer Read who was also widowed. They were married in 1986 and enjoyed the first couple of years travelling to visit their children and grandchildren. While on one of their journeys, they were tragically injured in an accident. Being such a strong woman with an amazing positive attitude and a love of life she rallied and carried on. Aylmer and Lorah continued to have another 19 years, working together to compensate for each other’s limitations. He passed away in 2007. Lorah continued on her own with the assistance and loving care at Bedford Manor. She was often seated in the dining area playing solitaire or scratching her lotto tickets, always hoping for a big win! She made a point of remembering everyone’s name so that she could greet them personally and would always include a wave and a big smile. Her final year was spent at Overlander when her needs increased. We are so thankful for the care and compassion that was shown to her by the staff of Orchard Grove and by Dr. Wynne. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the SPCA Condolences may be expressed at

Outside of her home, she was actively involved at St. George’s Anglican Church, was a Charter member of the North Kamloops Lions Club with Jim,

Trevor George Jeanes July 5, 1933 – September 18, 2019

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Trevor Jeanes on September 18, 2019 at the age of 86 with his family by his side. Trevor was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 5, 1933. The family moved to Victoria, BC where he grew up with his sister Valarie and his brother Dennis. In 1957, dad graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and became a Professional Forester. He worked all over the province from Prince George to Creston and most stops in between. No trip was ever boring because dad would tell a story of someone he had met or a place he had camped while working in the bush. It is while working for the BC Forest Service that he met the love of his life Anita whom he married in 1959. Shortly afterward they settled in Kamloops where they raised their three kids Michael, Marni and Brenda. Trevor worked for Balco Forest Ind./Tolko Forest Products until 1988 when he retired. Throughout his working life dad loved the outdoors, developing a keen interest in hunting and fishing and not a day went by without time for a couple games of cribbage, but his true passion was his garden. He was always proud of and happy to share his abundant harvest with friends and family. He met many friends through the Kamloops Fly Fishers Club, working on many projects such as improving wharfs at Heffley Lake and a spawning channel at Six Mile Lake. He also liked to tie flies and became known for Trevor’s ugly leech, giving some away to people he met while fishing at some of his favourite lakes. He spent his spare time building push toy ducks which he gave to the Ladies Auxillary. He loved to see kids playing with the waddling ducks he had made. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 60 years Anita, children Michael (Adina), Marni Follweiter (Glen), Brenda Harrison (Jim), grandsons Brian Krogstad (Breanna), Jeff Krogstad (Stef), Spencer Harrison (Jen), Brad Harrison, Tyler Jeanes (Laura) and Kristoffer Jeanes (Jenine), as well as four great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sister Valarie and brother Dennis both of Victoia, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the RIH Foundation. At Trevor’s request a private service with immediate family will be held at a later date. A special thank you to the nurses of 5-North who took such great care of dad. Condolences may be expressed to the family from

Paul Shwaylyk

With sadness we announce that Paul passed away on September 27, 2019 at the age of 83. Loving husband of 27 years to Linda Shwaylyk (née Hodgson) and father to Lorelei and Serena. Friends and relatives are welcome to a memorial talk to be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 270 Leigh Rd., Kamloops on Thursday October 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm. A special thanks for the tender care provided by the staff to Paul during his stay at Ponderosa and Pinegrove. Additionally, we would like to thank Dr. du Preez for her kindness. Condolences may be sent to the family at

(250) 377-8225

Celebration of Life Denny Pearson May 11, 1945 – July 21, 2019

Celebration of Life Dave Sharpe

January 13, 1935 March 18, 2019

Remember By Christina Rossetti

Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

Please join us to share stories and remember a life lived to the fullest. The Celebration of Life will be held in the home of Bill and Mary Pearson. Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. Casual attire. Refreshments will be served. For location, please e-mail

Remember me when no more day by day

Please join us in a very informal gathering to Celebrate Dave’s Life on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St., Kamloops from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to share tall tales and lies.

You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray. Yet if you should forget me for a while And afterwards remember, do not grieve: For if the darkness and corruption leave A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad.


WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2019


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44. Get up 45. You put it on your pasta 46. Expresses surprise 48. News organization 49. Disorder of the lungs (abbr.) 51. One millionth of a gram 52. Some are of the “suit” variety 54. Group of organisms 56. Produces 60. Passage into a mine 61. __ and cheeses 62. Semitic fertility god 63. Dry or withered 64. Religious ceremony 65. __ Winger, actress 66. German river 67. Midway between northeast and east 68. Take something or somebody somewhere

CLUES DOWN 1. Lyric poems 2. Genus of saltwater clams 3. Ingroup 4. Type of lounge chair 5. Memory card 6. Archipelago 7. Common Korean surname 8. It’s up there 9. Quantity that helps to define 10. First month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year 11. Metal-headed golf club 12. A shade of green 14. Begin 17. A good thing to have 20. Language spoken in Laos 21. Loosely compacted sediment 23. Naturally occurring protein 25. Woman 26. Central Indian city 27. Volcanic craters 29. The largest existing land animals

30. Rumanian city 32. Equal to 10 meters 34. Historic Nevada city 35. A point of transition 37. Remove 40. Overwatch character 42. Records electric currents linked to the heart 43. Settles in calmly 47. Partner to his 49. Banking giant 50. Slowly disappeared 52. End 53. Sword with a v-shaped blade 55. Fabric with smooth, shiny surface 56. Wild cherry tree 57. Traditional Japanese socks 58. Make of your hard work 59. Stony waste matter 61. Woman (French) 65. Unit of loudness





Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

Imagine a 5X5 grid of squares. How many squares are there? There are 1X1, 2X2, 3X3, 4X4 and 5X5 squares for a total of 55. Suppose we exclude one of the 1X1 squares from being part of any of the squares. Which square or squares would result in the lowest number of squares there could be? Prove your answer. (Hint: There is a quick way to solve this.)


Answer to the Sept 25, SOCK DRAWER PUZZLE You might have to pick as many as 11 socks to be sure of choosing three matching pairs.

For a more detailed solution, E-mail Gene at THIS PUZZLE IS BY GENE WIRCHENKO For more puzzles, articles, and full solutions e-mail Gene at


ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

A hectic few weeks find you looking forward to some time off, Aries. You may have to finish some complicated tasks first to free up moments for relaxation.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, this week, feelings that have been simmering just under the surface come to light. Clear the air and you’ll discover everything was just miscommunication.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 There’s more going on with friends than meets the eye, Gemini. Do not rush to think something negative is going on. Keep an open mind and you could be surprised.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Temporary responsibilities at work have you feeling a tad overwhelmed, Cancer. This project was put in your hands, so you will have to see it through to the end.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Talk things through with a close friend before you swing into action, Leo. Sometimes it is better to have a springboard for ideas to see if things are truly feasible.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may be having doubts about just where the future will bring you. But you don’t have to be looking too far ahead for the time being. Focus on the here and now.


- Sept 23/Oct 23 It is sometimes good to look at the world through rose-colored glasses, Libra. However, do not let this cloud reality to the point that you do not see the truth.


- Oct 24/Nov 22 You are so busy with various activities that it is impossible to be bored for the next several days, Scorpio. You may be able to eke out a little time to recharge if you delegate.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, new friends come into your life this week. It’s an exciting opportunity to get to know new faces. You can benefit from expanding your social network.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Avoid a knee-jerk reaction to a stressful situation, Capricorn. You may find that not all stress is bad; some can spur you to accomplish things you never imagined.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, miscommunication can be a tough hurdle to clear. Make a greater effort to communicate effectively in the coming days and weeks.


- Feb 19/Mar 20 Make family your top priority this week, Pisces. Everything else can take a back seat for the time being. There will be time to get everything done.

FRIDAY, NOV 15 | 7 - 11 pm The Rex Hall | 417 Seymour St. • Local art show • Live music • Cash bar • Appies • Community inspiration IOSECURE


WEDNESDAY, October y 2, 2019


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For Sale - Misc



Automotive Tires

Case Collector Tractor only 1950s. $600. 1958 Case (utility) 350 Tractor w/blade, chains, front-end loader. $1,000. 250-819-9712, 250672-9712.

VINEYARD FARM SUPERVISOR Permanent full-time Vineyard Farm Supervisor is required by Sidhu & Sons Nursery Ltd at 2420 Miners Bluff Rd, Monte Creek, BC. Must have ability to perform and supervise all duties of vineyard workers related to production of grapes. - 3+ years of experience in growing of grapes is essential. - Wages are $20 per hour - Minimum high school diploma required. Email resume to or fax 604-820-1361. Head office: 9623 Sylvester Road, Mission BC.

Karcher Pressure Washer K3000, 1800psi; never used. $200/obo. 250-579-5880.

Peace of mind house sitting and pet care. Keep your house and pets safe while your away. 250-374-6007.


2-Cooper Weather Master studded winter tires. 215/65/R17. $150. 376-4163.

Coming Events


Kamloops This Week will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

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

Career Opportunities

Kamloops # recruitment agency


250-374-3853 General Employment Activation Laboratories We are looking to fill positions for Sample Prep Technician. No experience necessary. Email resumes to: or apply in person at 9989 Dallas Drive. Competitive wages and benefits. Brock Auto is looking for a 1 -2yr Apprentice Technician. Must be eager to learn and have some mechanical attributes. Mon - Fri. Send resume to:

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

Antiques Wrought iron $300/each. Floor lamp High chair $30. Cedar Chest $400. Rocking $150. Oak dresser with $475. 250-372-8177.

beds $50. Hope chair mirror

For Sale - Misc 1948 Ferguson rebuilt motor & extra parts has a util. snow blade & chains mostly original $3000.’ 20’utility trailer with a 10lbs electric winch has 12lbs axles & new deck like new $3500. 250-374-828

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







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1-4ft long horn one of a kind. $900. New pedestal round drop leaf table 40” w/2 chairs leather seats. $750. 250-3776920. 6 drawer Walnut dresser w/ mirror & matching double bed exc cond $225. 250-374-7514. 8ft Antique Couch Couch & matching $200. 250-374-1541.

$900. chairs

Chesterfield off-white, made by Sears. 3 1/2 yrs old. $1,000/obo. 236-425-0077. Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $850. 250-374-8933. Solid oval oak table w/6side chairs, 2 arms chairs, buffet. $5,000. Exec desk dark finish $200. Teak corner cabinet $100. Treadmill $450, Custom oak cabinet $200. 250-8517687.

Sports Equipment Hockey Gear fits 5’4” 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. Savage AX19 223 Remington caliber 40X Vortex scope 80 rounds of amo, $725 Henry 22 mag lever action $550. both like new (250) 554-4467


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2018 Yamaha Vino 50cc Scooter. 413 kms. $2200/obo. 250-371-1392 5th wheel hitch $250. 250374-8285. 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 LT11 Riding Mower. Chains and garden trailer. Deck needs minor work. $500. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712. Fuel tank w/pump $950. Electric boat loader. $950. 250579-9550. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000 (250) 376-6607

Property For Sale

“Our Family Protecting Your Family”




Looking for nursery and ginseng workers Mon-Sat 8-10hr per day transportation provided Call 250-319-7263 or fax 250-554-2604 Mario’s Towing Is Expanding! Kamloops or any of our 9 locations are hiring. Light Duty Tow operators & Heavy Tow operator. Must Pass Criminal Records Check. Experience an asset but will train the successful Candidate. Must be available for all shifts. Please forward Resumes & Current Drivers Abstract to: or in Person 726 Carrier St. No Phone Calls Please!

Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650.




10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

250-374-0916 Renos & Home Improvement

For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!! 250-377-3457

Misc Home Service

Brock, carriage house 2bdrms, priv entr, parking, all appl’s. $1800/mo. Nov 1st. 250-319-0891/250-319-7379. Furnished5BdDen nrRIH, nsp, $3300. Call for shorttermrates 604-802-5649pg250-314-0909



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

Scrap Car Removal

Domestic Cars


2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4L, V-8, fully loaded. Exec shape. $17,500/obo. 250-3764163. 2006 Buick Allure CXS. 1owner. Fully loaded. Excellent condition. 207,000kms. $4,900/obo. 250-701-1557, 778-471-7694.

Classes & Courses AAA - Pal & Core

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

2006 HD blue Dyna Low Rider. 23000kms. Mint condition. $13,900.00. Call 250-851-1193 2009 Honda Silverwing. $1500. Low mileage. Nice shape. (250) 376-2253 2010 Harley Davidson Softail. Lugg carrier, cover, lift-jack. $11,000/obo. 250-374-4723.

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. October 28th to October 31st evenings. P.A.L. October 7th & 8th evenings. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

10.5ft Timberline truck camper exc cond,w/all the extras, must see, $8500 250-572-7890


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

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

Reliable Gardener. 30 yrs experience. Clean-ups & pruning. Call 236-421-4448.


Houses For Rent

ATVs / Dirt Bikes

Lawn & Garden



4 - Nokian Hakkapelitta winters on rims. 215/70R16 studded. $400. Text 250-8197541.

1957 Triumph Tiger 110 matching serial numbers. $7,800 Firm. 778-257-1072.

Licensed & Certified 250-572-0753


10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

4 Michelin X Ice 3. 215/70R15. $200. 250-573-3289.

1998 Subaru Legacy Runs well 250,000kms. A/C, body fair, good tires, some mech work required. $1,300 250-554-2016

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


Collectibles & Classic Cars

4 Arctic Claw winter tires 225/75R15. $350. 250-3761360.





17’ Aerolite Trailer like new, slide out, stabilizer bars. $10,900 (250) 372-5033 1972 Triple E motor home 25’ 77,000miles 402 Chev lots of extras $8000 250-523-9495

2014 Adventurer Camper 89RB solar 13’ awning + extras $24,000 (250) 523-9495 2016 24ft. Jay Feather 23 RBM. Fully loaded. 1500kms. $22,000/obo. 250-377-1932.

2013 White Chevy Cruze LT. Auto, fully loaded. $6,000/obo. 250-554-4731.

2014 Lincoln MKS, AWD, 4dr Sedan. 3.5 Ecoboost twin turbo like new, black in & out. 80,000kms, $22,300.00. 250-319-8784. Brand New Yamaha R3 Motorcycle with only 6kms. 320CC, liquid cooled, ABS brakes. Still has 1 year Factory Warranty. $4,700. 250-578-7274.

Collectibles & Classic Cars

Sports Utilities & 4X4s 2002 Ford Escape, auto. Exec body. Mechanic special. $900. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.

Trucks & Vans 1977 Ford Custom, auto, body needs some panel repair. $700. 250-819-9712, 250-6729712.

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

2010 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan. 4dr., AWD, V-6, auto. 50,001 kms. Must see to appreciate. $14,900. 250-374-1541.

1996 GMC Suburban 4x4 good shape runs great $2750obo Call (250) 571-2107 1939 Chevy Coupe. Needs to be restored. Price $ 6000 Call 604-250-0345 in Merritt, BC

2001 Dodge Caravan exc cond 295,000km well maintained worth seeing and driving $3500 obo 250-318-4648

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Trucks - 4WD Trucks - 4WD

Chev 1995 2500,Chev 4x4,2500, 5std 4x4, w/tires Canopy, onw/tires rims on bo 250-579-8675 $2000obo 250-579-8675

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Indigenous Cultural Heritage Planner FPCC Cultural Heritage Program One (1) year full-time contract position Sept. 2019 – Sept. 2020 - Located in Kamloops, B.C. In an Indigenous context, cultural heritage refers to ideas, experiences, objects, artistic expressions, practices, knowledge and places that are valued because they are culturally meaningful, connected to shared memory, or linked to collective identity. This is an excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional who will report to the Manager of the Cultural Heritage Program at First Peoples’ Cultural Council, this position has responsibilities throughout the province and focuses on: WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING: This is an excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional who will report to the Manager of the Cultural Heritage Program at First Peoples’ Cultural Council, this position has responsibilities throughout the province and focuses on: ďż˝ ������ �� ��� ����������� ��� �������������� �� ������� �������� ������� ��� �������� �������� pertaining to Indigenous heritage matters such as best practices in conservation, funding mechanisms, heritage conservation and management, infrastructure development, and revitalization; ďż˝ ����� ��� ���� ���������� ��� ����������� �������� ��������� ��� ����������� �� ��� ������ planned Heritage Properties Register; ďż˝ ������� �������� ����������� ��� ������ �� ������� �� ��� ������ ��� ������ �� ������� ���� Indigenous heritage planning; ďż˝ ������� ��� ���� �������� ����� ������� �� ��� ������� ������ ����� ��� ������� �������� guidelines, report templates, criteria, jury materials. ďż˝ ����� ����� ���������� ������� ��� �������� ������� ��� ���������� ������ ����� ����������� system; ďż˝ ������� ďż˝ ������� �� ������ ������� �� ������ ���������� ��� �������� ��������� �� �������� signiďŹ cance, review proposals for alteration and provide technical and research support and advice on heritage planning policies, guidelines and objectives to the Indigenous communities and members; ďż˝ ������� ������ ��� �������� ������� ��� ���������� ��� ������ �������� �������� �������� ������� ďż˝ ������ �� �������� ��� ���������� ������� ��� ��������������� �� ����� ������� �������� ��������� foundation, sta, advisory groups and partners; APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: ďż˝ ����������� ������������ ������� �� ������� �� �� ����������� ������ ������ ���� ����� ������ and resume outlining how you meet the requirements of this position to with Indigenous Cultural Heritage Planner in the subject line by 3:30 pm on October 4, 2019. Visit our website for more information: Submissions from applicants with Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. We thank all who submit; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated with strict conďŹ dentiality.

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