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OCTOBER 11, 2019 | Volume 32, No. 82

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BERWICK UNIT TO SHUTTER Berwick on the Park has announced it will close its Brio Unit, a licenced care floor


STANDOFF OVER ST. ANDREWS The city and the heritage society still agree to disagree over facility’s future


Mario Borba took over as managing director of Mustard Seed Kamloops Outreach Centre, formerly New Life Mission, a month ago. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Berwick on the Park’s Brio unit, where the 30 to 35 residents require help from care-aides and LPNs, will close by Oct. 9, 2020. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

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Berwick to close its licensed care unit CHRISTOPHER FOULDS EDITOR

Berwick on the Park, a seniors’ residence in Sahali, will close its Brio Care Suites next year, leaving about 20 residents with round-the-clock care needs searching for new homes. In a letter to families of residents in the Brio unit on Berwick’s first floor, Berwick Retirement Communities director of operations Kelly Lazaro said the challenges of retaining staff has led the company to close the unit. “We have experienced a tremendous number of challenges operating a private pay care model at our community over the last 18 months,” Lazaro wrote in the letter, dated Oct. 9. “There are significant challenges to retain healthcare staff in the current labor environment. An extraordinary amount of energy has been directed at recruitment and onboarding staff to meet the obligations to successfully operate our licensed care unit. The forward looking labor forecast indicates that these challenges will continue for the foreseeable future.” Lazaro said the Brio unit will close in 12 months’ time, noting Interior Health has been notified with a 12-month closure notice. Don Erickson, whose 92-year-old mother, Peggy Erickson, has lived in Berwick for eight years — the past four years in the Brio unit — said he was distressed to hear the news. Erickson immediately penned a letter to Bev Graham, Berwick’s general manager in Kamloops. “I find it hard to believe that retaining staff is

being used as the main reason for this closure,” Erickson said in his letter. “If attracting new staff is truly the issue, perhaps an increase in pay would attract more people. Money is always an issue in business, and I’m sure that it is an issue here as well, but when my mother pays over $5,000 a month for her Brio services, there must be money to be found somewhere.” Erickson told KTW he is concerned with what the residents will need to do to find new homes, noting not all care homes in Kamloops are equipped to handle the needs of Brio residents. In addition, he asked, if residents end up at government-run facilities such as Ponderosa or Overlander, would that not add to the taxpayers’ health-care costs? Erickson mused about the possibility of Berwick grandfathering the current Brio residents and not accepting newcomers. He said he has not yet begun searching for a new home for his mother, noting the news is a day old. “I’m hoping I don’t have to,” he said. Erickson said his mother’s care at Berwick has been “exceptional,” noting she has friends there and considers it home. Berwick describes its Brio care suites as offering “a supportive caring option when residents care needs are greater and around the clock. Our team of licensed nurses and professional care aids provide 24/7 support and care to each resident.” Care includes medication management, bathing and grooming and assistance with dressing. Berwick Retirement Communities COO Amir Hemani told KTW a chronic shortage in staff is

the root of the problem, noting the closure is not revenue-related. “The demand far exceeds the supply,” he said of the licensed practical nurses and registered care-aides employed, noting wages are close to what is paid by government health authorities, but Berwick cannot compete with public pensions and benefit packages. He said shortages of staff put Berwick at the risk of non-compliance with licensing regulations and can lead to other issues, including on-the-job injuries. Hemani said there are between 30 and 35 Brio residents impacted, adding there are between nine and 11 care-aides and between six LPNs employed at Berwick. “I don’t anticipate any one of our Berwick employees in the Brio unit, to go find another job, I don’t see that to be a difficult challenge at all,” he said. “They can be swallowed up tomorrow.” Hemani said the Brio floor will be filled next year with additional assisted living residents who do not require medical care and amenity space for residents. The Brio unit is scheduled to close on Oct. 9, 2020, or earlier if the current residents find new homes before then. Hemani said the idea of grandfathering current Brio residents and not accepting newcomers is not practical as it would not resolve the staffing issue at the root of the problem. Hemani said employees on the Brio floor were given immediate $2 per hour raises upon notice of the closure next year, in an effort to retain them through the shutdown process.

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Council Calendar October 22, 2019 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing (cancelled) Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West

Have you heard about the recent increase in bear activity in the city? Bears are preparing for winter hibernation. To help keep them from being tempted by garbage and other food attractants, the “Bear Smart” Bylaw is in effect until November 30.

October 24, 2019 (cancelled) 2:00 pm - Community Services Committee

Ensure that garbage is securely stored until it can be placed at the curb—no earlier than 4:00 am on collection day. Mismanaged garbage is one of the main reasons bears will enter neighbourhoods. When bears learn that garbage means food, they come back again and again. Help keep garbage out of reach of bears by doing the following:

October 28, 2019 2:00 pm - Development and Sustainability Committee (new time) DES Boardroom, 105 Seymour Street West

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October 29, 2019 9:00 am - Committee of the Whole (new time) 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West October 30, 2019 2:00 pm - Finance Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street West

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November 5, 2019 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West November 19, 2019 9:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West

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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK It’s Fire Prevention Week! Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” Planning and practising your family’s escape can help you make the most of the time you have, which will give everyone enough time to get out. Make an escape plan and practise it with your family today. When making an escape plan:

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Support for city’s plan to take over St. Andrews on the Square Shirley Culver says the move is ‘long overdue’ for the facility JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

A former Kamloops Heritage Society chair and city councillor is backing the city’s plans for St. Andrews on the Square, and the he-said, she-said battle between the two parties has apparently been muddied by board turnover through the years. The city plans to assume maintenance and operations of the downtown heritage building in March 2020, but the society wants to continue to manage the facility, as it has done for nearly a quarter century, and have the city cover costs of upkeep. Shirley Culver was on the Kamloops Heritage Society board in 2016 and 2017 and called the city’s plans to take over “long overdue.” In an Oct. 9 letter to city council, she wrote: “I am concerned that resistance and lobbying from the Kamloops Heritage Society directors to members of city council and particularly by employee Melody Formansky might cause you and council to reconsider.” Speaking to KTW by phone, Culver said the facility was booked fewer than three days per week when she was on the board, with less than $5,000 in its bank account at any given time. She said the building needed a new roof three years ago and, to her knowledge, still does. In addition, she said the facility would benefit from improved audio, flooring and kitchen facilities in order to accommodate a wider range of events and increase revenue — expenses she said the society could not cover, at least in her time. “It’s very easy to criticize city council when they make, what we think, are the wrong decisions,” Culver said. “In this case, the city made the right decision to take over the management, in my opinion. The city needs to take ownership. They need to take responsibility of doing the upgrades and they have the resources to do that.” City culture manager Barbara Berger said a 25-year-lease signed in 1998 between the city and society put the onus on the society to take care of the building with revenues generated through facility bookings. City cultural services director Byron McCorkell further explained the city has given the society $10,000 per year for the past two years to help with operations. Berger said the society ran the facility successfully for a

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number of years, caring for the building and even making improvements, such as adding stained-glass windows. However, Berger said the past three presidents, who served before current president Peggy Broad, raised concerns about sustainability. During one meeting, Berger said, the society told the city it could throw the keys down and walk out — being that the city owns the heritage building. Berger said in requesting financial support, the society was concerned about succession planning with respect to employee Formansky, who was instrumental in saving the old church and has managed it over the years. Berger said employee relations would need to be dealt with on the society’s end, noting city management of the 132-year-old building would be conducted in a manner similar to other facilities, such as the Old Courthouse a block west on Seymour Street. Berger said the city is trying to do what’s right for the the oldest public building in Kamloops, adding that while city management would be “different,” it would continue to be personal and helpful. “We believe with the ones [other city facilities] people are booking, using, we have done a really lovely job,” Berger said. Broad, however, maintains the decision was made by the city behind closed doors and without consent from the society. She criticized the city for a “lack of communication” on the matter. “This needs to be fixed,” she said. Despite disagreement over what happened then and now, asked whether the city could maintain the facility and not manage it — as requested by the present society — Berger said that decision lies with council.

Kamloops Deputy Mayor Mike O’Reilly stands by council’s decision. He said he would not bring the issue back for reconsideration, despite another city councillor, Denis Walsh, calling for a review earlier this week, requesting a business case. One big question mark that remains is how much taking on the facility’s operations and maintenance will cost the city and, ultimately, whether more money will come from taxpayer pockets. McCorkell expects operations costs to be “minimal” — and O’Reilly noted council was told janitorial work would be conducted with current staffing levels — but capital expenses are unknown. “We have to get into the building and put a plan together as far as what long-term maintenance we may have,” McCorkell said. User fees could rise to help offset capital needs. The facility has been affordable in the past, with costs for a wedding ceremony estimated at $400. Would rates to book the facility increase? That, too, remains to be seen. McCorkell did not take that off the table, but noted the city would not be looking to make market rent, with city room rates elsewhere as low as $15, he said. O’Reilly stressed the importance of heritage buildings, including the Old Courthouse, the Old Cigar Factory and Wilson House. The city has squabbled with a Kelowna developer over the old CN Station on Lorne Street, after relinquishing control in previous years. “Unfortunately, preserving heritage isn’t always about saving money,” O’Reilly said. “If that’s what this is always about, we wouldn’t have heritage buildings. We know the investment it’s going to take.”

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(Adjacent to 2686 Tranquille Road) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on October 22, 2019, Kamloops City Council intends to adopt Bylaw No. 18-382, a bylaw to authorize the closure of road and removal of dedication as a highway shown as being a part of road dedicated on Plan 13592, D.L. 251, K.D.Y.D, as shown below:

The Bylaw may be inspected at the Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, during regular office hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or inquiries may be directed to 250-828-3483. All persons who wish to register an opinion on the proposed closure may do so by: • Appearing before City Council on October 22, 2019, 1:30 pm, in Council Chambers, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West • Written submission - please note that written submissions must be received by the Legislative Services Division no later than October 21, 2019, 4:00 pm Written submissions may be hand delivered or sent by regular mail to Legislative Services, 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2; faxed to 250-828-3578; or emailed to


Miron stresses importance of weathering failure in achieving business success MICHAEL POTESTIO


Adam Miron has been building businesses since he was a child. The Kamloops entrepreneur — recently named TRU’s first entrepreneur in residence — who co-founded a Quebecbased cannabis company had his entrepreneurial spirit instilled in him at the age of 10 while fixing up his bicycle with his dad. “He said to me, ‘Do you think other people need to be doing this, too?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I think everyone has to do this.’ He said, ‘You think they have the tools?’” Miron said, noting his father was leading him to the conclusion that he could open a business if he had a service people needed. With his father, Miron eventually opened a bike shop out of their garage, doing repairs for a few bucks a pop. After making $100 in one day, Miron said he was committed to building businesses. The need to go all in is what he hoped people took away from a keynote speech he gave on Wednesday at Thompson Rivers University during a joint event with the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. “You need to invest everything you’ve got, you need to put everything else aside and you need to work, work, work,” he said. Miron credited his time attending TRU in the mid-2000s for opening his eyes to the world. “It played such a key role in such a formative time in my life — it was all about conversations, it was about expanding the opportunities that the world had,” Miron told the crowd. Miron said he studied “a little bit of everything” at TRU before taking a job with the federal Liberal Party in Ottawa in 2008. In 2013, Miron turned his attention to the medical marijuana industry and, with his brother-in-law, co-founded Hexo Corp., growing the startup to a value of more than $2 billion in six years. Involved in more than 20 companies by the age of 35, Miron stressed the importance of weathering failures and learning from them. “I have plenty,” he told the crowd. Miron stressed the reality of the hard times that come with

MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW Adam Miron has been named the entrepreneur in residence at TRU’s school of business. He delivered a keynote speech Wednesday at the university.

building up a business and how he and his brother-in-law went all in to make it successful. He said they didn’t take pay for 18 months, mortgaged their homes and lived off their wives’ salaries. Miron said he had other side businesses, but shut them all down to focus on Hexo. Banking on friends and family, the two were able to raise more than $1 million to get the business off the ground, he said. Since that first million, they have raised more than $550 million and Hexo has more than 1,400 employees and nine locations across Canada, as well as a joint venture in Greece. Miron said people love discussing the entrepreneurial dream, but added there is a big part of it “that just sucks” at the beginning. “That fight or flight moment kicks in and, for us, it was fight,” Miron said, noting the business had been on the verge of bankruptcy. In one instance of struggling to make payroll, Miron said he sold off equipment and infrastructure. “That’s the kind of stuff we had to go through, but for us it was clear we had to fight,” he said. Hexo became a licensed producer of medicinal marijuana with Health Canada, which began allowing its licensees to begin selling directly in 2013. Miron said they spent the first two years in business building up their infrastructure. “We had to build all the buildings, we had to build the vaults, we had to install all the security cameras before they

would even give us the licence to do it. We had to invest over $5 million with zero chance of any recuperation and we were dealing with a less than two per cent success rate,” Miron told KTW. Hexo became the 17th company in Canada permitted to sell medical marijuana when it received its licence in 2015. Once Canada legalized recreational marijuana and Hexo entered that market, “it fundamentally changed everything” for the company, he said. “The legalization announcement over the course of just a couple of months took us from being a $150-million company to being a $1.5-billion company,” he said. But Miron said those “dark days” of building up a company are often overlooked and should be talked about. “It does get hard and if you’re not ready for that and you’re not willing to entertain that, then you really need to think seriously about starting a business,” he said. Having built a successful company, Miron retired three months ago from an operations role in Hexo, but remains a shareholder and member of the company’s board of directors. He also chairs the board of the company’s joint-venture in Greece — HexoMed. Miron said he stepped aside because his vision was to build something that could thrive in his absence and, when he looked around the room, he saw capable people fulfilling all the roles he had to do alone when he started the business. “To me, that’s a complete fullcircle of success,” he said.

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New Mustard Seed head has ambitious plans Mario Borba comes from Edmonton to take over as managing director faith-based Kamloops organization JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER


e’s a man with a mission — or, perhaps, a seed. The new managing director of Mustard Seed Kamloops, Mario Borba, has big plans for the faith-based organization, from hiring full-time doctors and a dentist to re-opening the Seymour Street thrift store with an employment training program, running a winter shelter, adding optional programming to its dropin meal area and shifting toward a “dry” men’s — and, perhaps, eventually a women’s — recovery program. Borba’s goal is to make improvements to Mustard Seed by adding services and revamping others, creating a “one-stop shop” for those in need, all with help from the wallet of the Albertabased organization that took over the venerable New Life Mission in September of last year. Borba said he first came to Kamloops to assess the organization and, on his final day in the city, he was offered the job of managing director, which he accepted. The departure of Diane Down — who was hired just 11 months ago — came suddenly. Borba would not comment when asked why she left, nor would he divulge whether Down was fired or stepped down. “It’s not my story to tell,” he said. KTW has tried unsuccessfully to reach Down, who succeeded Stan Dueck in November of 2018. Borba outlined grand plans for the organization, which are underway with renovations and will continue on Nov. 6 with a hiring fair to find eight people for its winter shelter, to be opened in partnership with BC Housing. But a string of seemingly bad news announcements might have some pondering the current state of the Mustard Seed. First, the Seymour Street thrift store shuttered. Then, the men’s recovery program closed. Now, the managing director has been replaced after less than a year in the role. Asked what he would tell someone with concerns, Borba said: “I would say that for every business, and we are no different than a business, they have a certain time of the year when they close and re-evaluate what they’re doing and if they’re doing it right. In that re-evaluation, they can see if they can improve or not. That’s what we did. We closed those [17 recovery] rooms. However, we are hoping to re-open soon with a better program.” The same applies to the thrift

DAVE EAGLES/KTW The activity room upstairs in the the shuttered living program may soon see rooms back in use. Construction is underway on a new Wellness Centre within the Outreach Centre and the non-profit has a new managing director. Mario Borba is one month into the job, replacing Diane Down who held the position for less than a year.

store, which was operating at a loss but will reopen and become the site for a new employment training program. Born in Brazil and with a lengthy resume — medical school, missionary work, business owner and a psychology degree — Borba comes to Kamloops from Edmonton, where he lived with his wife to be closer to her family. He has worked for the Mustard Seed for five years, holding various positions — including launching a social enterprise employment program — until he was offered the role in Kamloops. Borba’s wife, a teacher, and their two dogs stayed behind in the City of Champions and he will travel back and forth until the end of the school year. Borba said he plans to move to Kamloops at the end of 2019-2020 school year. In the meantime, he will be

working on a series of ambitious plans. Currently under renovation, the former chapel in the Mustard Seed’s outreach centre — downtown at 181 West Victoria St. — will be home to three examination rooms (for street nurses, a new doctor coming from Clearwater in January and another doctor planned for 2021) and offices for new “advocates,” who will coach those in need on housing, wellness and employment. Borba said the plan is to offer holistic services. When closed, the drop-in area will become a chapel. New voluntary programming will be added, such as art, during drop-in meal time. However, the meal service will not change. In addition to adding doctors, the organization’s dental program will be improved with the hiring of a full-time dentist. The program

was previously volunteer-based. The thrift store is planned to reopen in February and be home to a new employment program to build skills for those in need. In addition, the men’s recovery program is expected to re-open before the end of the year — with one significant change. If other programs are “wet,” the Mustard Seed was previously “humid” and the new program will be “dry” supportive living, Borba explained. Effectively, residents will be required to be sober. “I do think that there are two different groups and, unfortunately, one of those groups are not having the services that they deserve,” Borba said. “I do believe in harm reduction; however, I do believe some people as well, people in incarceration, for example, that they do

want to remain sober. Being in a place that is wet is very tempting for them and can give them lots of triggers to relapse. I want to support that individual who wants to remain sober. I know there is not a lot of funds available for that kind of program, but I think it’s fair for the individual who’s looking for a place where they can go.” Asked whether an individual who cannot stay sober would be asked to leave, Borba said many chances would be afforded, citing God’s “grace.” Amidst an opioid crisis, Interior Health officials have stressed the harm-reduction model, which pushes against the idea of abstinence. Asked if he should not follow the advice of doctors, Borba said: “I’m not saying they’re wrong. We believe in harm reduction if it’s done right. In Edmonton, we have two apartment buildings that are completely harm reductionfirst housing. In Calgary, we have one. Here, because of this space, I need to decide either or. I know that in Kamloops, there are many programs available for individuals who are in that stage, but I don’t see any for individuals that are trying to continue clean.” Historically rooted in faith, the Christian aspect of the organization as New Life Mission has been seen in various degrees over the years, depending on who has been in charge. Asked where religion fits under his management, Borba said the Mustard Seed is faithbased, with its main core value being Christ-centred. “We do everything because we do believe in the love of Christ. We believe that we are modelling and reflecting the love of Christ through our actions,” Borba said. “So we are the hands and feet of Jesus’ love. We believe that relation with faith is important and a lot of people find the love of Christ through our own actions. We don’t preach at all. Of course, if someone asks us, ‘What is Christianity?’, we are going to share with them. We believe in love.” Borba said all are welcome, noting the Mustard Seed does not discriminate by faith, gender or race. He specifically noted the organization is not evangelical. Borba said Mustard Seed Calgary is supporting programs in Kamloops as donations the local branch receives are insufficient to fund all that he has planned. “I heard that when the merge came in, people were complaining, ‘My money is going to go to Calgary, to Alberta,’” Borba said. “That’s not all the case. Their money is coming here. We don’t have yet a donor database that can provide everything that we want to have here. We hope that one day we’ll get there. But, until then, Calgary is supplying the money that we need.”


FRIDAY, October 11, 2019


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any communities have either enacted or beefed up bylaws on candidate signs, but still they pop up like plastic mushrooms whenever election time rolls around. This is surely a profitable time for local signmakers and, while we don’t want to deny them a business surge, it would be nice to see this holdover from a bygone era fade away. Plastic straws are disappearing, communities are banning plastic bags, but plastic election signs seem to be exempt. Many candidates do preserve their signs from election to election, but there are always some lost each election to age, wind, weather and vandals. And even so, the sheer number posted by some candidates is excessive, to say the least. It’s not hard to find a spot, usually in a park alongside a busy road, where the line of signs stretch out, with each candidate trying to drown out others with sheer numbers. But does it mean anything when it comes to voting day and seducing voters? Is anyone going to contemplate the ballot and put their X next to the candidate with the prettiest or most signs? Let’s hope not. Name branding may be a great way for big companies to keep their names in the front of your mind when shopping, but it’s a terrible way to choose someone who is going to help run your country. Why can’t the candidates get together — you know, like adults who realize that compromise and consensus are going to be part of governance if they do get elected — and choose a few high profiles spots where they each place one sign? Or they could instead focus their signs on encouraging people to vote. That might secure more votes from the undecided than simply repeating your name 20 times every block. — Black Press



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on’t think a campaign forum like that held Tuesday night in Kamloops can sway voters? Well, I met an octogenarian who walked in determined to vote for one candidate. He left two hours later deciding to back another candidate. Sure, these forums held in cities and towns across Canada are generally stacked with supporters of candidates X,Y and Z, with the requisite blue, red, orange and green buttons dotting the chests of people throughout the halls. Even without the party colours, the supporters are relatively easy to identify as they tend to approach the microphone and either lob a softball query at their candidate or a criticism/insult (poorly disguised as a question) at the candidate they consider most threatening to their candidate. But sometimes what is said at these forums can find its way around the partisan pap and find the ear of a voter who is actually listening and learning. Which is what happened to my 80-something-year-old acquaintance this week at the university. He entered the Grand Hall early, well before any other of the 300or-so attendees arrived. He came in with a friend, ambled over and bent my ear about a non-electionrelated matter. The next morning, at my daily stop for coffee, there he stood, much to my surprise. He was waiting for his medium cup of joe while telling his buddies the tables would be fuller as hunting season begins. I was waiting for my coffee and asked him for his thoughts on the


MUSINGS previous night’s forum. He liked it. He learned some things. And he underwent a political transformation of sorts. He had been a (Pierre) Trudeau man back in the day. But he was ready to vote for Conservative candidate Cathy McLeod in this month’s election. He was, until two nights changed his mind. First up was Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s performance in Monday night’s leaders’ debate. Scheer’s sudden, weird and transparently staged attack on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau turned off my elderly acquaintance. He said he subscribes to the Kennedy motto — ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. He said he wanted to hear how leaders will work together to tackle problems and felt Scheer’s attack was offside. The forum in Kamloops, though, solidified his decision to change his vote. He had good reviews of every candidate, from Ken Finlayson of the People’s Party to Kira Cheeseboough of the Animal

Protection Party to Peter Kerek of the Communist Party. But when the forum ended and he thought about it, his vote would go to Green candidate Iain Currie. He liked what Currie said. He liked his demeanour. He believed the sincerity of Currie’s message. And, he added, never in a million years would he have imagined his hand would hold a pencil that would mark a box that contained the name of a Green candidate. But that is what can happen when forums are held, nationally on TV or locally in a university hall. FORUM THOUGHTS Terry Lake (Liberal) and Cathy McLeod (Conservative) neither gained nor lost support based on their performances. They are polished politicians who can roll with the best of them when faced with the toughest of questions … Peter Kerek (Communist) and Kira Cheeseborough (Animal Protection) were especially impressive for their convictions. Their messages were important and relevant, some of which should be considered by those in power ... Iain Currie (Green) seemed to be the best-prepared on stage and was resolute in his belief Canada needs to weaned off fossil fuels immediately ... Cynthia Egli (NDP) is very nice, but she is also woefully unprepared for this challenge, saying on a number of occasions that she did not know enough about an issue to offer a comment ... Ken Finlayson (People’s Party) was, well, entertaining, not budging from his (and his party’s) belief that climate change is naturally occurring and offering some of the best lines of the night.

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NO TO PRIVATE AUTO INSURANCE Editor: Many people have been urging the provincial government to abandon ICBC and return the province to the free market of private auto insurance. Those of us who drove before ICBC was established in 1972 will remember the legal costs, rigmarole and hassles of exacting a decent settlement from a usually foreign-owned corporation. To return to that would be a terrible mistake. ICBC is a public utility, created for public protection. Since its inception, it has been recognized as such by most intelligent people. Its primary purpose is protecting the public, including the individual owner/driver. It is compulsory, public, uniform and social. And, yes, it is socialist. For those offended by the word, remember that it is based on the idea of a society, a common purpose and sharing, whether of liability or riches. It is what civilized societies do — think employment insurance, public

schools, hospitals, roads and laws. Remember, the NDP, not the Socreds nor the Liberals, created it. Some things should not be for profit or for sale. To advocate for private, for-profit control of compulsory public utilities or services, with the option for exemption, is not in our cultural heritage. It is hypocritical. In Trump’s America or Ford’s Ontario, it might fly, but not in B.C. Perhaps one of the factors in ICBC costs is the generous fees or commissions paid to private insurance agencies acting as convenience counters for the Crown corporation. The insurance renewal industry has a gold-mine at its fingertips. So do lawyers. Have you noticed the proliferation of legal advertisements on local television channels? Guess who wins and guess who pays? Recent news stories have indicated a huge portion of ICBC’s operating costs is

driven defending against fender-bender, soft-tissue injury and the like. I have been there and personally know people who have eagerly jumped on the gravy train with a sore neck because of an easy settlement from ICBC. They ignore the fact they are cheating themselves, then complain when rates rise. It is time to stop cheating and lying and profit-mongering. Let’s look after each other. And I urge readers to remember that for years, the Campbell and Clark B.C. Liberal governments skimmed hundreds of millions of dollars from the top of ICBC income to deflect responsibility for their own distorted idea of public responsibility. In doing so, they misled the public — effectively, otherwise I would not be writing this letter. Give me public insurance. Pierce Graham Kamloops

SNEAKY DRIVERS ADDING TO TRAFFIC CHAOS Editor: I watch other drivers as I sit in my vehicle, waiting in the long lineup of cars and trucks inching down the Summit Connector, en route to the North Shore. Who do they think they are kidding when they race down the connector’s left lane, turn left on Mission Flats Road, pull a quick U-turn and sneak in front of

all the other drivers who have been waiting patiently to get across Overlanders Bridge? Another trick is to pretend they are going downtown and sneak under the underpass, then turn left illegally back under the bridge. Do these folks believe they are royalty? This is road rage waiting to happen. My blood is still boiling after watching these

entitled drivers pull these stunts. What happened to courtesy? Perhaps the City of Kamloops or the general contractor of the West Victoria Street reconstruction project should hire someone to control these road rebels. Barrie Wells Kamloops

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COUNCIL SHOULD ALWAYS SPEAK FOR THE TREES Editor: Re: (‘Dudy wants residents to help with canopy cover,’ Oct. 2): I really like Kamloops Coun. Dieter Dudy’s suggestion that more trees be planted to help increase oxygen levels. However, the city has been issuing building permits for infill housing on lots where trees are then destroyed to make way for development. In the past year or so, on a short span of Tranquille Road, we have seen an old orchard uprooted to allow for development. We have seen other lots that had single-family homes divided into multi-housing parcels. This decreases the number of trees and other plantings, therefore reducing oxygen output and habitat for insects and birds. Once these houses are built, there is no space for trees. Council should make it a requirement when issuing building permits that trees be planted. Maureen Jackman Kamloops

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Will be working forever: 214 votes Enough to retire on comfortably: 183 votes Some, but not enough yet: 170 votes

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OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR THANKS TO ALL FOR RUN FOR CURE SUPPORT Editor: I would like to thank all my CIBC Run for the Cure sponsors for their support. As a survivor, I have been on the receiving end and I just can’t thank people enough for their generosity and kindness. I would also like to thank all the businesses for their support, including Fabutan on the North Shore, Brendan, manager of the North Shore Safeway, La Dolcevita Day Spa & Salon in Sahali, the Brock Centre Liquor Store in Brocklehurst, the Tranquille Road Animal Hospital in North Kamloops and the Brocklehurst community for their generosity. I was able to complete the run (I walked) last Sunday in Riverside Park and the weather was beautiful. Kamloops did an awesome job and I am looking forward to next year’s event. Cindy Rose Kamloops

AJAX NEEDS TO BE BURIED FOR GOOD Editor: Our universities teach a course in business about corporate social responsibility. It encourages managers to be sensitive to the needs of the community. Business is not about just making a profit, as we are now learning. It is about people, too — customers, employees and the community. It is too bad the people who want to resurrect the Ajax mine project are apparently not familiar with the trend, otherwise they would not behave as they do and try to bring back

to life a project that has been turned down by senior levels of government. The Ajax project will harm people. It will rob people and give profit to a foreign entity that cares little for the dangerous pollution of a spent mine when it is closed. Ajax will leave behind a billion-dollar cleanup bill even as it will cost us billions of dollars in health issues and property and economic losses. A thoroughly documented report by a well-known cardiologist, the late Dr. Dennis

Karpiak, and myself showed Ajax would cost $6 billion and benefit the community in the amount of $2 billion for a loss of $4 billion. But the major concern is the terrible effect the mine will have on the environment and people. It is time these uncaring promoters faced reality, along with a good dose of social responsibility, and buried this albatross for good. Dr. Ken Blawatt Kamloops

KAMLOOPS TRANSIT’S CITYPASS HAS ITS BARRIERS Editor: The new CityPass program offered by the City of Kamloops for affordable transit seems like a good idea in principle if a person can actually get it. Having put my paperwork in order and with the application filled out, I headed to the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society, which is one of only two public screening agencies that can approve

the Arch/CityPass. The other agency is The Family Tree Family Centre, which is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This in itself creates a barrier for those trying to get the pass who may work dayshifts and have children. After speaking to the receptionist at the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society, I

was turned away due to the fact I already have the Arch (affordable recreation for community health) pass and was only applying for the CityPass and she wasn’t sure what to do. I was directed to city hall and subsequently left three days’ worth of voice mails with the appropriate department, with no return phone call during that time. I am still without the

CityPass and am no further along with the application process than I was when I first started. This is a frustrating and dubious process for a low income-earning single father just trying to break down some of the cost barriers that affect myself and my son’s quality of life. Colin McKay Kamloops


(Adjacent to 1880 McKinley Court) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on October 22, 2019, Kamloops City Council intends to adopt Bylaw No. 18-380, a bylaw to authorize the closure of road and removal of dedication as a highway shown as being a part of road dedicated on Plan KAP87840 , Sec. 31, Twp. 19, Rge. 17, W6M, K.D.Y.D, as shown below:

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• Appearing before City Council on October 22, 2019, 1:30 pm, in Council Chambers, City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West • Written submission - please note that written submissions must be received by the Legislative Services Division no later than October 21, 2019, 4:00 pm Written submissions may be hand delivered or sent by regular mail to Legislative Services, 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2; faxed to 250-828-3578; or emailed to

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FALL 2019 YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC DONEIL HENRY Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Men’s National Team defender

MELISSA TANCREDI Two-time Olympic Medallist


Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators occupied either side of Columbia Street last weekend. Passersby can expect to see the two groups waving placards for the next few weeks as the annual 40-day event that sees prolife supporters form a line on downtown streets continues.


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ARLEN REDEKOP/VANCOUVER SUN Rosemary Anderson, who claims that Father Erlindo Molon sexually assaulted her over a period of months in 1976 and 1977.

since he was a priest and he had violated his vows of celibacy. When Anderson started to describe what Molon said in response, John Hogg, the lawyer for the diocese of Kamloops, stood up and objected that what she was about to say was hearsay evidence and impermissible. But after hearing from Kovacs that what Molon said in response was not being tendered for the truth of its contents but merely to explain the narrative of Anderson’s story, the judge allowed the statement. Anderson said that Molon, who is from the Philippines, told her he had two uncles in the Philippines who both had mistresses, so that what had happened between them was OK. She said Molon sexually assaulted her two to three times a week over a period of months, for a total of between 70 and 100 times. “I felt like I was a mannequin for him to satisfy himself. There was nothing about it that made me feel good.”

At one point, Molon issued a threat that she understood to mean that if she spoke out about what was going on between them, he would kill himself, she said. Anderson said she went to confession many times with another priest and described what had happened with Molon, and eventually went to Bishop Adam Exner after Molon suggested they marry one another. When she went to see Exner, who later became archbishop of Vancouver, he asked her if she was having an affair with another priest, she said. After explaining that she was involved with Molon and telling Exner Molon wanted to marry her, Exner told her marriage was out of the question. “He told me I should not marry him, which was a great relief to me. I didn’t want to marry him,” she said. Molon, who is 88 years old and suffers from dementia, has denied the allegations but is not part of the lawsuit.

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A woman who is suing the Catholic diocese in Kamloops told a Vancouver courtroom about a series of sexual assaults she claims she suffered at the hands of a priest more than 40 years ago. Rosemary Anderson, who was 26 years old at the time of the alleged incidents and is now 70, testified on Tuesday how she was distraught at the death of her father when she took a teaching post at Our Lady of Perpetual Help school in Kamloops in September 1976. She told B.C. Supreme Court Justice David Crossin that she was fine with her teaching job, but outside school was feeling “terrible” loss and grief and sought out spiritual guidance from Father Erlindo Molon. Anderson, who earlier wept in court when she described holding her father in her arms as he died in July 1976, said she was crying as she spoke to Molon. The priest put a hand on her shoulder, which she felt was fine, and then put a hand on her knee, which she questioned at first, she said. When she had finished talking, she got up to leave and Molon got up and walked with her, which was fine at first as she thought he was escorting her to the door, she said. “He got up in front of me and he embraced me and he began kissing me and he stuck his ugly tongue in my mouth,” Anderson said. “I hated it. I prayed for God to stop him … that’s all I could do.” The priest then placed his hands on her and took her by hand into the bedroom of the rectory where he lived, she said. “Then I don’t remember much until the next morning,” she said. Under questioning from her lawyer, Sandra Kovacs, she said that when she woke up the next morning in the priest’s bed, she told Molon what they had done was wrong,

Six years after a Vavenby man went missing police have announced a break in the case. A pickup truck belonging to Vern Boettger, who was 78 when he went missing in October of 2013, was found in a culvert on Sept. 5, not far from where the Vavenby resident lived. The 1997 Ford Ranger was found approximately one kilometre north of Graffunder Lake east of Vavenby, leading

Vern Boettger has been missing since Oct. 6, 2013.

police, search and rescue crews and Boettger’s family members to conduct new searches, according to Clearwater

Mounties. A five-kilometre radius around the vehicle’s location was scoured, but no new evidence was found that might help investigators determine what may have happened to Boettger. “While the vehicle appears to have gotten stuck, we have no reason to believe that there is anything suspicious” Clearwater RCMP Sgt. Grant Simpson said. According to RCMP Cpl. Madonna

Saunderson, there is no evidence of foul play, but there are signs the truck became stuck in the culvert and Boettger was unable to dislodge it. “The description of where the vehicle was found has been described as very rugged and overgrown since the vehicle perhaps got stuck there,” Saunderson said. Boettger was last seen on Oct. 6, 2013, driving his pickup. He was reported missing by his daughter the

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SD73 educators are award finalists In addition to Kamloops-Thompson school district teacher Jordan Smith winning a Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education Award, a trio of local educators were finalists in the competition. Last week, Smith, teacher/program co-ordinator at the Twin Rivers Education Centre and Four Directions secondary, was named winner of the Indigenous Education Award in the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education Award. Three other school district educators were finalists in the awards, which crown a winner and honour two finalists. Ivy Chelsea from

Chase secondary and Haldane elementary was a finalist in the Indigenous Education category. Carol DeFehr of Juniper Ridge elementary was a finalist in the School Leadership category. Denise Underwood of McGowan Park elementary was a finalist in the Technology and Innovation category. Last year, Maymie Tegart of Blue River elementary in the Kamloops-Thompson school district won the Outstanding New Teacher Award. The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education were launched in 2018 as a means of honouring the outstanding

Trio at TRU awarded scholarships Three master in science students in environmental science at Thompson Rivers University have received Jake McDonald Memorial Scholarships from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. The trio consists of Chantelle Gervan, who is studying invertebrate response to mine reclamation, Ashley Fischer, whose research focuses on investigating topsoil stockpiles and native soil inoculations, and Brandon Williams, who is studying the use of prescribed burns as a reclamation tool for mine sites. A fourth scholarship went to UBC student Bilawal Soomro, an undergraduate mining engineering student involved in a research project to investigate the ability of mine tailings to directly capture carbon dioxide. The British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation originated in the early 1970s to increase government-industry communication in the area of environmental protection and reclamation. Membership is drawn from industry, provincial and federal government agencies, exploration and mining associations and universities and colleges. It sponsors the annual BC Mine Reclamation Symposium and studies on reclamation-related issues.


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Once that process is complete, SD73 receives an echo report by the end of October that confirms enrolment. During a school board meeting on Monday, assistant superintendent Rob Schoen told trustees Beattie elementary has the largest increase, with 50 more students than projected, and Aberdeen elementary was up by 21. He said decreases at other schools have balanced out the growth on the elementary side. On the secondary school side, SD73 has 5,668 students fully enrolled between grades 8 and 12 to start the 2019-2020 school year, up 138 compared to last year’s 5,528. That is 175 more students than the 5.490 secondary students SD73 projected to see this year. SD73 assistant superintendent Bill Hamblett told trustees three schools account for the growth, with enrolment up at Brocklehurst middle school, Sa-Hali secondary and Valleyview secondary. He added that South Kamloops secondary has almost 900 students, while Valleyview and Sa-Hali all have more than 900. Overall, there are 14,648 students enrolled in SD73 for 2019-2020 compared to 14,416 enrolled at the end of September 2018.


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iberal candidate Terry Lake was forced to defend the Trudeau government’s handling of the SNCLavalin affair on Tuesday night, in arguably the most heated exchange of the Kamloops This Week, Radio NL and Kamloops Chamber of Commerce-sponsored federal election all-candidates forum. Asked by an audience member about “corruption,” Lake repeated lines previously heard from the prime minister on the pre-campaign controversy — “no undue pressure” and “this is a question of fighting for jobs” — resulting in some boos from the audience. Candidate after candidate salted the wound, criticizing the Liberal decision to pursue a deferred prosecution for the Quebec-based company and telling the audience they would have voted differently as MP. Conservative candidate Cathy McLeod elicited hollers and applause for her answer, calling Lake’s depiction of the issue as being about jobs “absolute nonsense.” She implicated the PM for blocking RCMP efforts to investigate and echoed Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s labelling of “guilty” on Trudeau, following a damning report by the ethics commissioner. Challenge cards — opportunity in the debate to rebuttal — were used liberally by KamloopsThompson-Cariboo candidates, adding fuel to the fire, hot take after hot take, with Lake in the middle of a verbal sparring match. Again he defended the PM, calling deferred prosecutions a “tool” used in countries around the world to protect workers and investors. About 300 people attended the forum in the Grand Hall at Thompson Rivers University on a cold, blustery October night, one day after the televised Englishlanguage federal leaders debate. It was not as well-attended as last year’s municipal election forum, which was standing-room only. Was it the weather? Have voters already decided? Did the previous night’s debate format leave a sour taste in the mouths of residents? Lake was polished and wellspoken, respectively including in

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his opening remarks a shout out to incumbent MP McLeod, who was at the forum on her 30th wedding anniversary. McLeod was equally respectful in her opening remarks, a stark contrast to her party’s leader, Sheer, who came out of the gates charging at the Liberals the night before in an apparent move to mobilize the Conservative base. McLeod said she would not only oppose, but “propose.” On the topic of veterans’ services being rolled back at hospitals, for example, she dug into the Liberals, saying she was “shocked” by the news. However, she also committed to getting rid of a backlog of services for veterans within two years. Green candidate Iain Currie came off well-spoken and personable, a man of Kamloops, and he was fixated on the topic on which he is most passionate — climate change. His concluding statement at

the end of the night summed it up: “It’s important for me to note that the Green Party has a full platform, a fully costed platform. Important because I’m going to talk to you again about climate change.” The NDP’s Cynthia Egli, the party’s third candidate in this campaign, was honest from the get-go about learning, with little more than two weeks of political catch-up under her belt. She read from her notes, at times stuttered and did not know the answers to some questions. However, she told audience members she would look into subjects with which she was not familiar and get back to them. Egli’s strongest conviction appeared to be her own efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — she’s testing out solar energy on her trailer — and her party’s “bold commitment” to end fossil fuel subsidies on “day one,” if elected, which

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resulted in applause. The remaining three candidates at the forum were Peter Kerek of the Community Party, Ken Finlayson of the People’s Party and Kira Cheeseborough of the Animal Protection Party. Kerek and Finlayson offered views from either side of the political spectrum, with the former taking aim at capitalism and the latter calling into question climate science accepted around the world. Cheeseborough, meanwhile, came off less preachy and instead sought to inspire a new generation of leaders. The social work student, at 25 the campaign’s youngest candidate, caught the attention of TRU political science professor Derek Cook, who attended the forum. “She’s extremely articulate,” Cook said. “In a very realistic way, we don’t have much time to deal with the climate change issue. It would be nice to do things slowly, but we can’t. “According to science, we have 10 years and we better do something about it. It’s my future and the future of young people. I hope the fact that she is running will get more people to vote for the party they are most attracted to.” Cook said the forum was entertaining. “We have someone from the

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People’s Party who denies what everyone else thinks, but it gives us a chance to reflect on why they think what they do,” he said. “He’s there to encourage people to put forward a rational argument about why they want to move on climate change. But there were other topics as well. I think it was a good evening for politics and motivating people to get out and vote.” Cook said the range of issues will help undecided voters. Health, education, climate, veterans’ services, seniors, inclusivity, taxation and arts and culture were topics raised by voters at the podium. (Lake advocated passionately for an arts centre, while McLeod said she would go to bat for the community on the project, if it so chooses to build a PAC. Her answer seemed to take note of the failed referendum of 2015.) Finlayson’s views on climate change were once again targeted, prompting former NDP candidate Dock Currie — who was asked last month by the federal wing of the NDP to resign due to online messages he made while debating with two energy reporters, both pipeline proponents — to heckle the PPC candidate from the front row. A much less polished version of the one-time, one-week candidate, with unkempt bleached blonde hair and plaid replacing the suit and tie on his campaign photo, Dock Currie called Finlayson a “quack” and stood up upon request by Finlayson to shout: “You don’t understand basic science.” Post-debate, Dock Currie, a law student at TRU, argued Finlayson should not have been on the stage. “I’m 100 per cent behind my leader [Jagmeet Singh] to say that the People’s Party of Canada does not deserve to be on the debate stage,” he said. “They spread hatred, they spread bigotry. They spread misinformation on science. So, do I think it’s inappropriate to heckle the People’s Party of Canada? No I don’t.” For his part, Finlayson lumped the Liberals and Conservatives as two sides of the same coin and ended the night on a comic note, poking fun at the other parties for being “stuck on the Disney channel.” Voters go to the polls on Monday, Oct. 21. Advance polls are open on Oct. 11, 12, 13 and 14. To find out where, when and how you can vote, go online to

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When the dust settled on Tuesday’s federal election forum at Thompson Rivers University, two young undecided voters emerged still in search of a decision, but excited to have taken part in the democratic process. Romona Stefanyk, 23, and 24-year-old Steven Lapointe — two Kamloops residents and students at TRU — attended the two-hour forum, which featured opening and closing statements from all seven candidates and a cavalcade of questions from the crowd, hoping to get a better idea of what each candidate wants for the riding. Stefanyk said that while the forum provided a “taste” of the issues and the candidates, she didn’t feel as though she got a good feel for the seven vying to be MP in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo or their parties as a whole. “I’m definitely going to do my own research before I make that decision,” said Stefanyk, who noted the forum was her first encounter with the candidates in what will be the first election in which she will cast a ballot. Prior to the forum, Lapointe, who is a political science and economics major, said he was trying to decide between voting strategically and voting for who he wants in power. “I don’t want Conservatives,” said Lapointe, adding he likes the Green Party and the NDP, but noting the Liberal Party likely has the best chance of forming government on Oct. 21. “That’s the strategic vote,” he said. Stefanyk, who is studying English, is aware of the strategy of voting for one of the two main political parties so as not to spread out the vote and help elect the party among the two one leasts prefers. While the first-time voter likes what she has heard from NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, she, too, attended the forum weighing the possibility of a strategic Liberal vote. Following the event, Stefanyk said she is leaning toward voting Green or NDP. Sizing up the seven candi-


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With Thanksgiving just around the corner there is no better time to talk about being thankful. Often people who are going through a difficult time or who are experiencing health challenges say it is difficult to be thankful or grateful. Experts will tell you that if you do not live a life of gratitude this is exactly when you should adopt this practice. When we find little things to be grateful for, even in the face of adversity, statistics show improvement in our overall mental and physical health. People who regularly practise gratitude have a more positive outlook on life and are more optimistic. Optimistic people are generally happier and more satisfied with their lives. Optimistic people manage and cope with stress or health challenges better. Some psychology experts have found grateful people are less likely to experience physical challenges associated with anxiety and depression including increased blood pressure or the likelihood of a stroke. Gratitude may also benefit those who are on the receiving end of your appreciation. Gratitude offers positive reinforcement that encourages people to continue helping others. Practice gratitude in daily life by saying thank you often. Simply thanking people is becoming a lost art. Look for situations to thank people and then do it. List the things you are thankful for. This is especially helpful if you are feeling discouraged. Make a point to add to the list weekly or better yet, daily. Finding things to be grateful for shows you how meaningful your life really is. Adopt a different perspective so that you learn to appreciate the kindness and little deeds of others. Gratitude not only changes your life, it changes the lives of others as well!

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Romona Stefanyk and Steven Lapointe — two Kamloops residents and students at Thompson Rivers University — attended Tuesday’s allcandidates forum and said they didn’t get a good enough feel for the seven vying to make their decision.

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Federal Election dates’ performances, the pair felt Liberal candidate Terry Lake and Conservative candidate Cathy McLeod were the most articulate, crediting their years as politicians for the polish, but were also impressed by Green candidate Iain Curie and NDP candidate Cynthia Egli. Stefanyk appreciated Egli’s honesty when she said she didn’t have an answer to questions, inviting people to follow up with her campaign. Lapointe said he was impressed with how Currie handled himself on the stage. Both said they weren’t impressed with People’s Party of Canada candidate Ken Finlayson. “It didn’t really seem like he was serious. It seemed like he was there to clown and troll every-

one,” Lapointe said. Stefanyk was also critical of incumbent MP McLeod’s demeanour. “Her attitude and her expressions are like she takes it for granted that she’s going to get re-elected. She just seems to realize that a lot of people here vote Conservative,” she said. As for gaining clarity on local initiatives, the two took note of the positions each candidate had regarding a proposed arts centre in town — noting that was one of the more localized topics brought up during the forum. They said the issue of electoral reform, which was also touched on, is important to them. Lapointe, who will be voting on Oct. 21 for just the second time, said he voted Liberal in 2015 because of

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the party’s promise to reform the voting system and bring in a form of proportional representation. “I think our first-past-the-post system is horrible and I think proportional representation would be a lot better,” he said. During the debate, Lake repeated the party line that the Liberal government explored the idea of proportional representation, but found no consensus model to implement. Though he was considering a strategic vote for the Liberals before the forum began, Lapointe said the reminder of the broken electoral reform promise “reignited a little bit of anger with the Liberals” and has him leaning toward casting a vote for who he wants to see form government — the Greens or NDP. “If everyone always thinks like that, in terms of strategic voting, then we will never get another party elected other than the top two,” he said. Lapointe added he is weary of hearing Liberals and Conservatives “go back and forth” talking about the same issues and making the same promises they don’t keep. He said another party in power might be a good change.

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The Lower Nicola Indian Band’s newly elected chief is eager to get to work. Stuart Jackson won the LNIB council’s top job by drawing 147 votes in last Saturday’s election, and he intends to hit the ground running. “In general terms, I want to see the band succeed and I want to see the band take advantage of economic opportunities,” he said. “But our band isn’t just economicbased. We have a lot of people that have a lot of needs. It’s really important to me that we take care of our community, whether you’re a business entrepreneur or someone living on the reserve who needs help.” Jackson’s election marks his return to

band politics after a six-year hiatus. He served on the LNIB council for five consecutive three-year terms, beginning in 1998. The 50-year-old Highland Valley Copper employee brings a diverse background to the chief’s office. University educated and a former member of the Merritt Centennials — during the team’s brief time known as the Merritt Warriors in the mid-1980s — Jackson has previously worked in the forestry industry and at New Afton Mine near Kamloops. The father of four is also an avid golfer. Jackson said his break from politics has him feeling recharged and ready to serve LNIB’s 1,300 members. “I guess, for all intents and purposes, we all need to take a break sometimes,” he said.

“I wouldn’t say I was burned out, but family obligations and personal commitments took me away from the political element.” Jackson’s council includes Aaron Sumexheltza, who served the last two terms as chief before deciding to take a step back, Bill Bose, Spence Coulee, Robin Humphrey, Connie Joe, William Sandy and Lucinda Seward. Jackson said he is looking forward to working with the group. “I think the council we have is a very good cross-section of experience and youth,” he said. “And we have quite an educated council. It will help in decision-making. I am very excited about it.” The new chief and council had its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, with another scheduled to take place in two weeks.

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Merritt residents who drive to Kamloops for hemodialysis are pushing for increased services in their community. Pam Whitaker lost her brother-in-law to kidney failure earlier this year and has an 86-year-old friend in Merritt who drives the Coquihalla Highway three times per week for the treatment. She worries about her friend driving this winter. “It’s very difficult,” Whitaker said. “It takes your life over to have to travel like that, continuously.” Dialysis takes the place of kidney function when the organs fail.

With no cure for kidney disease, dialysis is permanent upon kidney failure, save for a transplant or death. The treatment takes hours and is needed multiple times per week. Whitaker’s now-deceased brother-in-law travelled to Kamloops for a 18 months for dialysis because the treatment is not offered at the Nicola Valley Hospital in Merritt. Now, Whitaker and two other residents are pushing for change. The trio recently appeared before Merritt city council and have written to the ThompsonNicola Regional District


and area MLAs. “Hopefully, the government will see fit to give us a renal clinic here,” Whitaker said. Interior Health regional director for renal services Paula Hann said that with only four dialysis patients in Merritt, the community has insufficient volume to sustain the service. She estimated it would cost “millions of dollars” to pay for nursing, a nephrologist, equipment and space to offer dialysis in Merritt. Hann added that patients have the option of receiving at-home dialysis. Whitaker, however, noted the difficulty of at-home dial-





ysis on an aging spouse and wondered how many patients are travelling from around Merritt, such as in Lytton and nearby First Nations reservations. Hann said Kamloops serves the ThompsonCariboo-Shuswap region. It is unclear how many other rural patients travel to Kamloops for dialysis, as those numbers could not be provided. “It’s just not feasible to have a dialysis unit in every single community,” Hann said. Asked how many patients would be required to offer such a service, Hann estimated between six and eight to even start the discussion.


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MLA to meet with residents on mining claims Knutsford couple Marie Reimer and Doug Hallat purchased 50 acres of land on Simms Road, unaware of a possible gold deposit beneath their private acreage — and a claim staked on it. They are among 11 property owners in the area with claims staked on their lands. DAVE EAGLES/KTW



only what is on top. Stone noted a “complex” legislative reality when it comes to subsurface mining rights. The couple has called for changes to the rules. Asked if they need to change, Stone said a balance needs to be struck. “I’m certainly going to sit down with these residents and understand what exactly has happened to them,” he said, noting he has had only one similar file on this matter, years ago. “Whether the specific circumstances have caused them to be in

a place where they are very frustrated and anxious. “Whether or not there are changes that are required to the rights of freeminers and mining companies to do mineral exploration activities, whether there are changes required there, I don’t know at this point,” he said. Meanwhile, mining geologist Bruce Perry sent an email statement to KTW, but declined an interview. Perry said he has offered Thompson Rivers University use of any of his claims as teaching aids,

but otherwise has no relationship with the post-secondary institution. He said he has hired many geology students for summer employment in mineral explorations throughout the project. He said statements made by the property owners included “many errors and misrepresentations.” However, he did not provide specifics. “The only significant interference in any one’s lifestyle so far has been obstructiveness toward my right as a prospector, holding a valid licence and owning a mineral

claim, to access my mineral claim for the purposes of mining-related activities, including exploration, development and mining,” Perry wrote. “Any interference of that effects an abrogation of a propriety right. It is a fundamental tenet in law that the abrogation of a proprietary right demands compensation. “I don’t want anything extra beyond my rights as a valid holder of mineral rights brought from the province of British Columbia, nor am I obligated to do anything extra in order to exercise my rights. “All that is required is eight days advance notice, according to the prescribed form.” As for Knutsford residents Marie Reimer and Doug Hallat, they still want the laws changed and deny Perry’s claim that his prospector rights have been obstructed. “Absolutely not,” Hallat told KTW. “He’s got all the power. We’ve got none.”

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Kamloops-South-Thompson MLA Todd Stone will meet with 11 Knutsford landowners who have reached out to his office about mineral claims staked on their land. Speaking to KTW from Victoria, Stone said he hopes to meet with the group next week, when the legislature is not in session. “I completely understand the stress and the anxiety and the frustrations the residents in question are feeling,” Stone said. “I’m looking forward to having a meeting with them very soon so that we can talk through what exactly is happening from their perspective and I can hopefully provide some background and context as to what the Mineral Tenure Act and the rights of landowners and lands of freeminers — how that all works.” Simms Road residents detailed to this newspaper claims staked on their rural acreages. One couple was surprised to learn that, despite owning the land, they do not have rights to what lies beneath the soil —


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A lumber truck rollover on Wednesday at the east end of Battle Street, on the off-ramp just before the exits to Valleyview Drive and Highway 1, backed up traffic and left the driver of the truck dealing with minor injuries. The crash occurred at about 2 p.m. The truck and its spilled lumber was cleared from the scene within a few hours.

Thompson Rivers University has launched the public phase of the largest-ever fundraising campaign in the university’s history. Called Limitless, the campaign’s goal is to raise $50 million by December 2020, the year of the TRU’s 50th anniversary. Prior to this week’s public rollout of the campaign, the university had raised $41 million toward its goal. “Education empowers our students on their way to greater futures, opens new worlds through research and builds better communities,” said TRU President Brett Fairbairn, who announced the campaign’s public phase on Thursday evening at TRU’s House of Learning. “Many of our supporters — new and old — have been with us


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Kurds betrayed yet again


verybody betrays the Kurds. It’s an old Middle Eastern tradition. But given U.S. President Donald Trump’s reputation for treachery, it’s astonishing how bad he is at it. This particular betrayal got underway last Sunday night. After a telephone call with Turkey’s strongman president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump declared he had started pulling American troops out of Syria. It’s time for U.S. forces “to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal,” he tweeted. Did Trump realize he was effectively giving Turkey permission to invade northern Syria and expel the Syrian Kurds from their homes? His own officials patiently explained that to him last December when he tried the same stunt for the first time, but perhaps he forgot. So they reminded him again and, by lunchtime on Monday, Trump had changed his tune a bit. “If Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey,” he tweeted. But Trump did not


WATCH explain exactly what was “off limits.” Did the Turkish president have a green light to invade northern Syria? Erdogan is going ahead with the operation anyway, assuming Trump’s threats are just the usual empty belligerence and bluster. It’s a safe assumption. Calling Trump “transactional” is just a polite way of saying he has no long-term strategy at all. He doesn’t even understand that his adversaries often do have such strategies, so they run circles around him. Erdogan’s strategy is quite clear. He said he is going to create a “safe zone” in northern Syria by driving the “Kurdish terrorists” out. It will be 480-kilometres long and 30 kilometres deep. In this strip just south of the Turkish border, he will “resettle” two-million Syrian Arabs,

more than half of the Syrian refugees now living in Turkey. However, this plan sounds quite different when you translate it into plain English. The zone in question is already safe for the Kurdish people who live there and the Arab minority who live alongside them because they defeated the Islamic State extremists who were trying to conquer it. There are no terrorists there now. The army that destroyed Islamic State was an alliance between the Syrian Kurdish group called the YPG and some smaller Arab militias in the region. It fought in close alliance with the United States and lost more than 10,000 members. (Only seven American soldiers were killed in action in Syria.) It has now restored peace throughout the area and there were no attacks on Turkey at any point in the war. Erdogan’s aim is to drive all the Kurds living within 30 kilometres of the border out of their homes and replace them with Arabic-speaking Syrian refugees. Almost all of those refugees will be from elsewhere in Syria, but they won’t get any choice in the matter either. Why is Erdogan doing

this? Because it will greatly shrink the number of Arab refugees in Turkey and because, having falsely portrayed the Syrian Kurds to his own supporters as a security threat, he can then claim credit for having solved the problem. It’s brutal and immoral, but it’s sound politics. What can the Syrian Kurds do to save themselves? They will have a brief opportunity in the next week or two, after U.S. troops have left the “safe zone” and before the Turks have established control. If the Syrian Kurds can hold off the Turks for a few days, and meanwhile invite Bashar al-Assad’s government in Damascus to reoccupy what is, after all, sovereign Syrian territory, the Turkish invasion might actually stall. It would only work if the Russians are willing to back that strategy, which is doubtful. But the Syrian Kurds have almost certainly been talking to Damascus about this idea already because they could see Trump’s betrayal coming a mile off. The Kurds could probably still get a fairly good deal on local autonomy from Damascus at this point — and Assad, for all his faults, is more likely than Trump to stick to a deal once he makes it.

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S A LUTE T O FIRST RES PONDERS First responders are the lifesavers next door


mergency responders, which include paramedics, police officers and firefighters, are the first to arrive at the scene of an incident and are in the business of protecting others and helping to save lives. These workers are on call during natural disasters, technological failures, traffic accidents and many other potentially traumatic events. Emergency responders are the unsung heroes of many communities that they work hard to keep safe and secure. While emergency responders are heroes, it’s important that people know these brave men and women sometimes need assistance, too. The pressure and stress associated with being an emergency responder can sometimes be overwhelming — and it’s times like that when emergency responders need help. Comprehensive statistics on stress-related medical conditions among first responders are difficult to tabulate because many incidents go unreported or unshared.

Recognizing that emergency responders are not invincible and may need some emotional support can be the first step in getting these workers the help they need and deserve.

However, pressures of the job and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can take its toll on paramedics and law officials. EMS World reports that, between January and September of 2014, the United States had 58 documented fire/EMS suicides. In Canada, 25 first respond-

ers were known to have died by suicide in a five-month period in 2014. Addressing the stress of being an emergency responder can help responders and their families better cope with the pressure and stress of the job. The National Institute for Occupational Safety

and Health recommends that all workers involved in first-responder activities should help themselves and others to reduce the risk of stress-related psychological and physical health effects from their jobs. Certain symptoms and behaviors may present themselves when emergency responders are having difficulty coping with the demands of the job. These symptoms may include: • Changes in sleeping patterns. • Passive or fatalistic behavior. • Frequent conflict and argumentative behavior. • Limiting social networks and general withdrawal. • Poor problem-solving abilities. • Poor concentration. • Inability to rest. • Self-medicating with alcohol. While there is no single method to cope with the physical and psychological demands of a first responder’s job, a combination of therapies can help. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that responders need to take care

of their own health to maintain the constant vigilance they need for their own safety. These steps can put workers on the right track: • Form a support network in which each responder looks out for one another. Knowing support is available can be a big help. • Take frequent breaks to clear the mind and rest the body. Try to take breaks away from a work area. • Accept what cannot be changed, such as chain of command or long hours. • Take advantage of mental health support services when they are made available. Recognize that it is not indicative of weakness to discuss difficult emotions. • Maintain a healthy eating pattern and try to get adequate sleep. • Exercise, which can reduce feelings of stress and be a healthy way to clear the mind and strengthen the body. Recognizing that emergency responders are not invincible and may need some emotional support can be the first step in getting these workers the help they need and deserve.


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Whatever the motivation for the fundraiser, by supporting the event ,you are donating to a good cause and showing the police they and their efforts are being supported. • Teach kids to respect police officers. Police officers have come under considerable scrutiny in recent years and youngsters may not know how to respond to news stories that do not paint the police in a positive light. Parents can show their support for police officers by teaching their kids to respect police at all times. • Thank a police officer when given the opportunity. Though it seems simple, saying “thank you” to a Mountie can reassure them that the communities they work so hard to protect support and appreciate their efforts. Thanking police officers may only take a few seconds, but such a gesture can help police officers better cope with the stress of their jobs. Police officers have difficult jobs that require them to make considerable sacrifices to protect the communities where they work. But it doesn’t take much to show your support for local police officers and express your gratitude for the sacrifices they make every day.

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S A LUTE T O FIRST RES PONDERS Not every hero wears a cape


his week (Oct. 6 to Oct. 12) is Fire Prevention Week. Kamloops Fire Rescue is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association —the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years — to promote this year’s campaign: Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape. Data from Statistics Canada show that the number of structure fires declined by 26 per cent between 2005 and 2014. However, residential fires consistently accounted for roughly six of every 10 structural fires during that period and, according to Statistics Canada, approximately 60 per cent of residential fires are caused by cooking equipment and smokers’ material. “Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go,” said Lyle Weninger, Kamloops Fire Rescue’s life safety educator. “No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system

sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.” In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes from the time the smoke alarm sounds to escape safely. Planning and practising your escape can help you make the most of the time you have, which will give everyone enough time to get out. Make an escape plan and practise it with your family today. There are four simple steps when making an escape plan: 1. Install working smoke alarms. 2. Draw a floor plan of your home. 3. Choose a family meeting place. 4. Schedule a home fire drill and practise with your family. FIRE FACTS • In British Columbia, the top causes of fire in the home are cooking equipment, matches/lighters, heating equipment and smoker’s material. • According to statistics reported to the Office of the Fire Commissioner, 97

fatalities occurred in the past five years due to a structure fire and, in 43 per cent of those cases, there was no working smoke alarm. • According to statistics reported to the Office of the Fire Commissioner, in the past five years, 75 per cent of apartment fires occurred in buildings of four or fewer storeys. • Today’s homes burn faster than ever and may allow as few as two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. • It is recommended that smoke alarms are installed inside every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area, with alarms on every level of the home. For more information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, go online to and or follow Kamloops Fire Rescue on Facebook (Kamloops Fire Rescue) and Twitter (@ KamFire).

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Live action and film blended at Tranquille in new play SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER


he latest production at Tranquille Farm Fresh is a history-rich tale of the empire built by the property’s founders, Charles and Betsy Cooney. The Cooney Papers is the work of Tim McLeod and Andrew G. Cooper, who co-wrote the production set to be staged in front of the loading docks at the Tranquille tunnels. The family-friendly show will be a blended presentation of live theatre and film shown on a purposebuilt 37-foot-wide screen. The property at 4600 Tranquille Rd. goes by a number of names — Padova City, the Tranquille Sanatorium, Tranquille on the Lake — but one of its first names was the Diamond C Ranch, founded by Charles and Betsy Cooney in 1869. The property at the mouth of the Tranquille River became a historically significant site for the region, and the ranch itself came to be known as the finest in all of B.C., McLeod said. After the Cooneys built a horse empire, they became the first

The east field at the Cooney property gets its last cut of the season, seen in this undated photo. The Cooneys are the subjects of a new play at Tranquille Farm Fresh, beginning Oct. 19.

to ship apples to Ontario in the 1890s and were a significant contributor to the creation of the B.C. Fruitgrowers Association, according to McLeod. “And, the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, way back when, held its inaugural meeting through Tranquille,” he said. McLeod called Charles a “pioneer of pioneers” and “kind of like the Steve Jobs of the 1800s,” in terms of his business acumen. McLeod and company have been working with material related to the Cooneys for years, with pre-



vious productions like The Witness. But the source material for this play came directly from the Cooney family. “The opening scene is a reenactment of what happened — them coming to us with a cardboard box, really a treasure trove of information. It got us thinking what a great story this would be,” he said. The box contained photographs from the 1800s, a book the family had written about Betsy and even the title deed to the land, McLeod said. To build off of what was revealed


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in that material, McLeod said there were also hundreds of hours of research at museums across the province, including Kamloops’ own, and reaching out to the Hudson’s Bay Company to look at archives. Along with being history rich, McLeod said a lot of thought has also gone into how the play is presented, including the work of voice actors to provide voices for Irish characters like Charles. The play will also feature additional materials in the space around the stage. “You’ll be seeing photographs




of the family as you walk through the tunnels and then come up to the space to sit down,” he said. “Basically you will be walking back into history. We call it preparing the soul for the show.” The Cooney Papers features actors Aaron Shufletoski, Matt Chernicki and Deedra Ladouceur, with video and post-production work by The Kludak Collective. The show will run on weekends beginning Friday, Oct. 19, and ending on Saturday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $40, available online at


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HOME ROUTES CONCERT Oct. 17, 7 p.m., 2606 Thompson Dr.

Victoria-based roots band Old Paint Duo will be the first artist featured in this season of the Home Routes concert series, which connects travelling musicians with would-be house concert hosts. Admission is $20, with all proceeds going directly to the artist. For tickets and more information, go online to

JIMMY RANKIN Oct. 18, 7 p.m., The Rex, 417 Victoria St.



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Canadian singer-songwriter Jimmy Rankin will stop by Kamloops for a show in support of his latest album, Moving East, released last fall. Tickets will be available online at

POP-UP COCKTAIL BAR Oct. 19, 9 p.m. to midnight, 443 Tranquille Rd.

Work is still underway at Nigel’s Cocktail Bar, but that isn’t keeping Red Beard Cafe co-owner Mitch Forgie from hosting a pop-up event. Cocktails and tapas will be served. Enter through the back door at 443 Tranquille Rd. Reservations are recommended and can be done by emailing

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The Dunes is hosting a family-friendly Oktoberfest event featuring vendors and shopping. Admission is free.










THE WILD Oct. 25, On The Rocks Pub and Grill, 1265 Rogers Way

Kelowna band The Wild will stop in Kamloops as part of their cross-Canada tour. In the past, the band has supported fellow hard rockers like Korn, Buckcherry, Rise Against and Godsmack.

AT CHAPTERS Various dates and times, Kamloops Chapters, 1395 Hillside Dr.

On Oct. 26, young author Finn Newcomen, 13, will sign his book The Hard Life of Jackson, about the salmon run. On Nov. 2, Ian Ferguson will be signing his latest book, The Survival Guide to @kamthisweek

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FROM OCT. 11 British Columbia. On Nov. 16, Kamloops author Lorna Carleton will sign her latest, the second book in a seven-book teen fantasy series.

ZACH KLEISINGER Oct. 25, 7 p.m., RareBirds Housing Cooperative, 772 West Battle St.

Vancouver folk singer Zach Kleisinger and his trio will perform at the RareBirds house. Small snacks will be provided, but concertgoers should bring their own beverages. Tickets are $20, available online at

HOLLERADO Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.

Hollerado will return to Kamloops for the last time in October as part of its One Last Time tour. The Ottawa-based indie rock band announced in February they were calling it quits after 12 years together. Tickets are $20, available online at

KAMCON Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, Thompson Rivers University, Campus Activity Centre, 805 TRU Way

The KamCon tabletop gaming convention will return to Kamloops, featuring Dungeons and Dragons and other board games and all things video game and fantasy related. General admission is $5 and gaming passes start at $35. For tickets and more information, go online to

ALEX CUBA Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.

Latin Grammy and Juno Award winner Alex Cuba will play a show in Kamloops. The Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter sings Afro-Cuban jazz and pop. Tickets are $15, available online at

TRANQUILLE ESCAPE ROOM Until Nov. 7, Tranquille Farm Fresh, 4600 Tranquille Rd.

The Enigma Women escape room continues until Nov. 7 and features a Second World War and Enigma machine theme, challenging participants to break the code. Tickets are $35, available online at

CALEB HART Nov. 8, 9 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.

Reggae musicians Caleb Hart and The Royal Youths will perform soulful, funky tunes at the Grotto. For ticket information, go online to

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St.

Piff the Magic Dragon will perform. Funnyman magician John van der Put is known for his appearance on shows like Penn and Teller’s Fool Us and America’s Got Talent, and as a resident magician at The Flamingo hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

NORTHERN SINGER-SONGWRITERS Nov. 9, 7 p.m., The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St.

The Art We Are will feature two solo acts. First up will be Ryan McNally, an acoustic traditional blues, jazz and old-time artist from Whitehorse. Following up will be folk artist Evrytt Willow from Dawson. The door fee is $5 to $10.

ILLUSIONISTS Dec. 5, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., The Rex, 417 Victoria St.

Victoria illusionists Murray Hatfield and Teresa will headline the Kamloops Shriners Variety Show. The duo, as seen on Penn and Teller: Fool Us, will perform magic, comedy and illusions. They will be joined by guest comedian and chainsaw juggler Aaron Gregg and bubble artist Geoff Akins-Hannah. Tickets are $25, available online at

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halloween events FIELD OF SCREAMS CORN MAZE Until Oct. 31, Sunset Valley Farm, 3275 Tranquille Rd.

A carnival freak show-themed Field of Screams will return this year to Sunset Valley Farm. It will feature intricate sets, trained actors and plenty of frights. The event is not suitable for young children. Run dates include Oct. 9 to 12, 16 to 19, 23 to 26 and 29 to 30. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the mazes will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for one maze or $25 for two, available at the gates or online at

WITCH WALK Oct. 19, 4 p.m., Pioneer Park, 40 Seventh Ave.

Have a pointy hat and a broom? The annual Kamloops Witch Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19. All are welcome to take part — even wizards — in the walk and spiral dance. Convene at Pioneer Park at 4 p.m.

TRICK OR TREAT TRAIN Oct. 19, Oct. 20, Oct. 26, Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Lorne Street Station, 510 Lorne St.

The Kamloops Heritage Railway Trick or Treat Train is right on schedule, with four departures this year. Tickets are $29, available online at kamrail. com.

TWO FESTIVE FLICKS Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St.

Kamloops Film Society and the crew from the Drunk in a Graveyard podcast are hosting two film screenings just in time for Halloween. The first will be Army of Darkness, the classic Zombie horror film starring Bruce Campbell. On Oct. 26, catch The Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with audience participation — bring traditional props and dress in costume for what is usually a very audience-involved screening. Tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, available online at

ARMSTRONG THEATRE Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, Caravan Farm Theatre, 4886 Salmon River Rd., Armstrong

An all-ages Halloween extravaganza featuring theatre, music and stiltwalking fire jugglers. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. each night for a family-friendly event. On Saturday, catch nine-piece funk band Freak Motif and the costume contest. Tickets are available online at

BOO AT THE ZOO Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, BC Wildlife Park, 9077 Dallas Dr.

Enjoy a spooky scavenger hunt, a haunted maze, spook-tacular light displays, Uncle Chris the Clown or the Wildlife Express Miniature Train at the BC Wildlife Park. Admission is $12.75 for adults and $8.45 for children ages three and older.

TRANQUILLE MAZE Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tranquille Farm Fresh, 4600 Tranquille Rd.

This year’s corn maze at Tranquille is taking on a jungle theme — with characters from The Jungle Book and Jumanji littered throughout the 11-foothigh corn and waist-high alfalfa. Navigate your way through with headlamps and a handful of clues. Tickets are $20 each or $60 for a family of four, available online at

BROCK HAUNTS TOUR Oct. 26 to Oct. 31, Brocklehurst neighbourhood

The Brocklehurst Community Association is encouraging neighbourhood residents to put forth their spookiest yard displays, walk-throughs and haunted houses for this Halloween season. There are prizes on the line. The deadline to enter is Oct. 13, with voting taking place on Oct. 31. To enter, email and include your name, address and confirm your display will be setup for viewing from Oct. 26 to Oct. 31. A map of all locations will be available on Oct. 20 online at

HALLOWEEN DANCE Oct. 26, 7 p.m. to midnight, The Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.

Kamloops Pride will host the Halloween Howl dance with music by DJ Iain McKee. The even will feature a costume contest, with prizes handed out at around 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, available online a HalloweenHowlTickets or $15 at the door.

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ue Decker was born and raised in Kamloops, but when she left the city at 20 years old in 1987, she probably had little notion of why she would be returning this weekend. On Saturday, Decker will perform at Kamloops United Church and with that performance will come the local release of her debut album, Outskirts of Love. The 12-track record filled with original songs is filled with blues tracks inspired by a number of other genres, including outlaw country and traditional folk. It’s her first, although in the past she also released a live EP in 2015 and a single in 2017. Now based in Victoria, Decker said it was in Edmonton at a bluegrass club where she picked up music — and it was later in life than most do. “There were young kids who were a part of that club, so there were a number of times I wished I had started this earlier,” she said.

Decker joined the club in her mid-30s thinking she would just be able to sing — a skill she developed and had last used in choir during high school — but quickly found out that with bluegrass music, everyone pitches in with an instrument, too, so she picked up a guitar and started making her way. “It’s like any skill, and we know now that our brains are more plastic than we think. It’s one thing at a time,” she said. Decker eventually picked up the dobro, an acoustic slide guitar with a metal resonator built into its body, which is now mainly what she plays. “Playing lap-style, you’re looking down on the fretboard and it just, visually, seemed to lay out for me easier to play the blues scale — but also with the slide, you can really bend into those notes and it sounds really bluesy,” she said. Decker said she had built up a cache of songs that needed a full band — songs she hadn’t performed on the road — and wanted to make them a real-

ity with an album. She leaned on her influences — musicians like Steve Earle, Bonnie Raitt, Roxanne Cash — and started thinking about what she needed next to make her album a reality. When it came time to find a producer, the name of 1 Ton Studio’s Wynn Gogol found its way to her and she reached out, leading to the two working together — a relationship Decker is thankful for. Gogal’s past work includes mixing, engineering and mastering songs for artists as big as Harry Manx and Steve Marriner. “I think mostly the melodies and lyrics are all intact, but he really brought a sophistication to the underlying arrangement and chord tones and progressions that were more in his wheelhouse than mine,” she said. “He brought them to a higher level with that.” The show begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Tickets are $15, available online at

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Relive the Battle of Hoth on the tabletop


cenes in the Battle of Hoth, with its rebel snow speeders and gargantuan imperial war machines, or the Battle of Endor, with its swift speeder bikes and adorable yet fierce Ewoks, are some of the most epic and iconic battles to grace the big screen. Now, these iconic battles can be relived, or you can create your own. It all happens in Fantasy Flight Games’ tabletop miniature war game Star Wars: Legion. The game is for two players and takes one to two hours. Both players build armies from their collection of Star Wars: Legion miniatures, which come unassembled and unpainted, so you can paint your army in whatever colour scheme you like. Want hot pink Stormtroopers? Go for it. Players have the choice between the evil Galactic Empire, where they can field squads of Stormtroopers, Scout Troopers, Speeder Bikes and other imperial units, while the Rebels can make armies from Rebel troopers, Wookie Warriors, Tauntaun Riders, Snowspeeders and more iconic units from the Star Wars universe. Since this is Star Wars, you have to have iconic heroes and villains. The Empire can use villains like the fear inducing Darth Vader, or the cunning Director Krennic, or even hire the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett to



make short work of rebel scum. The Rebels are led by the likes of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Once players have mustered their armies they can start playing. Each match of Legion has an objective for each player to complete, like intercepting enemy transmissions. Each turn players take turns choosing units to activate and each unit gets two actions used to move around the battlefield or fire blaster shots at enemy combatants. One of the most important aspects of Legion is the combat, and it is quick and simple to learn. Each unit rolls a certain number of dice for their weapons and dice have hit or miss sides to show you how effective the attack was. For each hit the attacking unit rolls, the defend-

ing unit rolls one defence die, with each block they roll cancelling one hit. If there are any hits left over, the defender takes wounds which might cause casualties to their units. Of course every different unit has its own unique loadout and abilities that allow for deep customization of your army. Darth Vader, for example, is extremely powerful in melee combat, although he is very slow. It will take him a few turns to get into combat, but when he does, your opponent’s troops will run in fear from his awesome power. Next month, Fantasy Flight Games is introducing Clone Wars factions into Star Wars: Legion, allowing players to take to the high ground with ObiWan Kenobi and Clone Troopers and face off against the sinister General Grievous and his legions of battle droids. Star Wars: Legion is an awesome game with a clear and concise rule set and highly detailed miniatures and has a great amount of replay value. Finally, now you can live the greatest Star Wars moments from the comfort of your own home. Hayes Stolar works at High Octane Comics. For more, visit the comic store at 250 Third Ave. or call 250-377-8444.

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Sink your teeth into a comedy that will have you down for the Count. Professor Van Helsing leaps off the pages of Dracula to set the record straight. Four actors playing 40 characters take you on a hilarious, breakneck journey to tell the true story of the legendary vampire. A rollicking farce for ages 12 to the undead, Monty Python meets the macabre in this WCT Hallowe’en treat.


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The provincial government’s tourism events program has announced how it will fund 2020 events in the province. The province uses the program to supplement event marketing to draw more people to communities and raise awareness of events. This latest round of funding is going toward 45 events in the province with a price tag of $3 million for events taking place between October

2019 and September 2020. In Kamloops, three events are slated to receive $70,000 in funding. The Kamloopa Powwow will receive $10,000 in funding, the 2020 Canada 55-Plus Games will receive $50,000 and the CADS 2020 Ski and Snowboard Festival at Sun Peaks will receive $10,000. The remaining $870,000 given to the Thompson-Okanagan in this round of funding went mostly to Kelowna-area events, including $200,000 toward the Memorial Cup in Kelowna,

$160,000 to events at Big White Ski Resort, $100,000 to Skate Canada International in Kelowna and $40,000 for Kelowna’s Denim on the Diamond. Other Thompson-Okanagan events funded include the 2020 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival ($122,150), the 2020 Bass Coast music festival in Merritt ($140,000) and the SEISMIC Spring Mountain Festival in Vernon ($10,000). Last year, the province spent $2.3 million on the program.

Arts council welcomes two new exhibits KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The Kamloops Arts Council is welcoming two new exhibits this week, running in tandem at The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. Nature As I See It is the work of local painter Ron Chertkow, who creates vivid, high contrast works based on what has inspired him — in this show, nature.

Relevant Serenity is the work of Leah Bojey, who calls her work an experiential exhibition that focuses on the serene, often pictured as lakes and oceans. The exhibition is Bojey’s first, and help curating the show has come from her coworkers at the Kamloops Arts Council, where she works as a gallery coordinator. The exhibits run until Nov. 2 in the

galleries at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.

An opening reception will be held on Oct. 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gallery.

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Produced and performed by professional puppeteer Viktor Barkar (Vancouver Puppet Theatre) and directed by Karen Petersen, our new interactive marionette show is a unique opportunity to introduce your children to the magic of the puppet theatre.

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Tickets at 250.579.3300 ext. 2 or at The Dunes Restaurant Artist Vaughn Warren stands next to a cedar log that will soon become a sculpture honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ+ individuals.

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he Skeetchestn Indian Band has hired local artist Vaughn Warren to create a wood sculpture honouring the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls (MMIWG) and LGBTQ+ individuals. The sculpture, which is being carved from a massive chunk of cedar tree measuring five feet in diameter, will be installed at the Skeetchestn Big Sky facility on Highway 1 near Savona in September 2020. Warren, who specializes in large wooden sculptures and is known for creating the river totem pole in Kamloops at the intersection of Columbia Street and Summit Drive, has been consulting with First Nations elders and other members of the band since August. Talks with band members have involved the symbolism that comes to mind and their experiences in order to integrate those ideas into the sculpture’s composition, Warren said. At one meeting, a young member of the band presented a sketch of an image of a woman reaching to the sky in a spiralling shape that has become the base design they are building on, Warren told KTW. Warren said he wants to ensure the sculpture recognizes

Skeetchestn philosophy and ways of interpreting the symbolism and issues inherent to the project. “It’s been a very interesting journey so far,” said Warren. According to a press release from the band, the intention of the MMIWG and LGBTQ+ memorial is to create a sculpture in a central location on Skeetchestn band land to honour these individuals and generate awareness, education, recognition, memorialization, putting an end to the cycle and healing. “Art is a powerful tool for commemoration,” the band stated in the release. “Public commemorations, through art, can help bring forward personal stories of colonial violence. Art as commemoration bears witness to injustice, recognizes human dignity of victims and survivors, and calls institutions, systems and structures to account.” Warren said the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women is a local problem. “We live near the Highway of Tears — Highway 16,” said Warren, noting he’s reading a book on the topic as part of researching the greater issue. He said he doesn’t think these crimes are highlighted enough, and by using a large piece of public art, he can draw attention to the issue and hopefully see the problem addressed in as fulsome a way as possible. The Skeetchestn Indian Band

received a $50,000 grant from the Canada’s Ministry for Women and Gender Equality in order to create the sculpture, Warren said. Gilbert Smith Forest Products from Barriere donated the massive cedar log for the sculpture, which is being picked up Friday afternoon from the company’s lumber yard. Warren will bring the sculpture to life working at the Skeetchestn band’s public works facility over the next year. Consultations regarding the design remain ongoing and will be finalized in the coming weeks, stated a press release from the band. Warren said he’s excited to work on this project with the band and hopes when people see the sculpture they remember the missing and murdered Indigenous women. “And to think of the fact that they all have names and lives and families that have been devastated,” said Warren. He said he hopes that will “move the needle” in addressing the issue and, given the proposed location off Highway 1, will remind motorists to watch the highways when they’re travelling and endeavour to give someone a safe ride home. “The issue is all around you — even though in your own life you might not be personally impacted — you’re driving the same roads these women disappeared on so think about that,” Warren said.

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TORONTO — Vancouver-based writer Ian Williams says he tends to be a sound sleeper, but even he had difficulty getting a full night's rest the night before the finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize were revealed. It turns out he had nothing to lose sleep over: Williams earned a spot on the short list for the $100,000 honour for his debut novel, Reproduction, published by Random House Canada. In an interview after Monday's announcement in Toronto, the acclaimed poet said the recognition represents “the fulfillment of a dream.” “We feel a kind of modesty in our profession. Because of that, we don't want to dream too big or hope too much, and couple that with sort of Canadian humility and stuff, it just becomes a really complex emotional territory,” Williams, a Griffin Poetry Prize trustee, said by phone from Vancouver. “The dream is there, even if it's not articulated. It's unspoken, but it's still real and living inside of me. And then to have that sort of satisfied, that's it.” In their citation, jurors praised

Reproduction, a sprawling tale of a cross-cultural family set in Williams' hometown of Brampton, Ont., as “a masterful unfolding of unexpected connections and collisions.” Fellow first-time novelist Megan Gail Coles, who has written several plays, was also named among this year's six finalists for Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club (House of Anansi Press). Centred around a fine restaurant in St. John's, the book is billed as a Newfoundland SPONSORED SPONSORED CONTENT CONTENT SPONSORED CONTENT

Gothic for the 21st century. Raised in Savage Cove on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, Coles dedicates the novel to herself and her home province, and said she feels the Giller spotlight should be similarly shared. “I certainly wouldn't have the courage to write something like this if I didn't feel supported by Newfoundland. If I didn't feel like everything about the island was kind of influencing my choices,” Coles said by phone from Montreal,

HOLMES IS WHERE THE As a matchmaker, it feels sometimes as though I always have an eye out for single, happy people. I think it’s important to clarify I don’t think there is anything wrong with being single. I actually penned a column on that issue and it can be found on my website — holmesiswheretheheartis. ca — under the blog section, dated Jan. 5, 2018, and titled Single and Proud. To ask somebody, “Why are you single?” is inappropriate. There could be many reasons — perhaps a person wants time to get over a divorce, maybe a widow or widower is not interested in finding another partner or it could be that some people are happy with their life and do not want a partner. I find it more concerning when I come across people who always need to have a partner in their life. As soon as one relationship dissolves, they are looking for a replacement. That tells me they are filling a void. You may not give this fact much thought, but here is the truth you may not want to hear. Most people who



are currently married, dating or living together will end up alone one day. That is because most couples don’t die together. So, if you don’t know how to be a single, independent, happy person on your own, it’s going to be a tough situation to face when it happens. And, for most of us, it will happen. More Canadians are living alone now than ever before. Singles now eclipse couples with children as the largest demographic group in Canada. I know people who live alone, but they are not lonely. I also know people who live with their spouse, but they are lonely. There is a big difference between being alone and being lonely.


If you have been struggling lately with trying to be happy on your own, here are some helpful quotes to get you thinking in a more thankful way as we head into this Thanksgiving weekend: 1. “If you can’t be comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you are choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” — Mandy Hale. 2. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you are alone with.” — Wayne Dyer. 3. “You are never alone. You are eternally connected to everyone.” — Amit Ray. Lastly, remember a season of loneliness and isolation is when a caterpillar gets its wings. I would like to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. May you find much to be thankful for in your relationship, your family, your friends, your health and your job. But, more than anything, may you find the most gratitude when you are alone. If you are happy and single and want to share that with someone else, contact me by email at holmes@

where's she's a PhD candidate at Concordia University. “I'm not suggesting that I'm representative of Newfoundlanders, because we're a very complex group. But ... even though they don't always understand my choices, my friends and family on the Great Northern Peninsula have always loved me through it.” Previous Giller finalists in the running are Michael Crummey for The Innocents (Doubleday Canada) about two orphans fighting to survive on a craggy cove in Newfoundland, and Vancouverbased Alix Ohlin for Dual Citizens (House of Anansi Press) about the bond between sisters. Rounding out the short list are Victoria-based Steven Price's Lampedusa (McClelland & Stewart), set in the Italian aristocracy of the late 1950s, and LatvianCanadian author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis for Immigrant City (HarperCollins Publishers), a short-story collection tracing immigrant experiences. Two previous Giller winners on this year's long list who didn't make the final cut were Margaret Atwood for The Testaments, her blockbuster sequel to 1985's The Handmaid's Tale, and Andre Alexis for Days by Moonlight, part of his

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The Quincunx Cycle series of novels. Alexis was the 2015 winner for Fifteen Dogs, while Atwood won the prize in 1996 for Alias Grace. Organizers say this year's Giller short list was selected from 117 submissions by a jury panel featuring Scottish-Sierra Leonean author Aminatta Forna and BosnianAmerican author Aleksandar (Sasha) Hemon, alongside Canadian writers Donna Bailey Nurse, Randy Boyagoda and Jose Teodoro. Teodoro, a Toronto-based playwright, said the selections were the result of “arduous” deliberations, as evidenced by the fact that there are six finalists rather than the traditional five. “With so many contenders, it's certainly no slight to not make the short list,” Teodoro said by phone. “I think in the end, we all went with our hearts and chose books that had really spectacular prose.” The Giller prize awards $100,000 to the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists. This year's winner will be named a Toronto gala on Nov. 18, hosted by singer-songwriter and actress Jann Arden.

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t least two schools of thought are emerging on what football programming in Kamloops should look like for players ages 14 to 18. The South Kamloops Titans are the only high school in town that features a senior gridiron program this year, with the Valleyview Vikings and Westsyde Blue Wave having folded after the 2018 B.C. Secondary Schools Football Association campaign. Mike Harrison, a Kamloops Community Football Society board member and vice-president of the junior Kamloops Broncos, has become the voice of an idea that is expected to begin taking shape in the fall of 2020. Kamloops Community Football, which already has nineman-tackle atom, peewee and junior bantam teams that play in the Southern Interior Football Conference, will begin offering nine-man bantam programming for players ages 14 and 15. The bantams will be coached by KCF bench bosses and likely toil in the Lower Mainland-based Valley Community Football League. The goal is to also offer a 16- to 18-year-old midget program, still run under the KCF umbrella, but with coaching coming from the junior Kamloops Broncos’ organization. Harrison said the nineman midget outfit can take to the field next year if enough players sign up to play. “There just seems to be a paradigm shift right now, where things are moving toward a different process that is a little bit more inclusive,” Harrison said. “With Kamloops, for example, getting down to only one high school that really has a full program for all four years, the rest of

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the city is excluded right now. If you live in North Kamloops, there is no place to play. “Our ultimate goal is to provide community football for kids from the ages of eight to 18 and then continue on to the age of 22 with the Broncos.” Scheduling decisions cannot be made yet, but Harrison said the VCFL has indicated flexibility and he expects road games to be played no farther away than Chilliwack. Should the SIFC create bantam and midget nine-man leagues, Harrison said the Kamloops teams would have to consider joining. Harrison wants to be clear: “We don’t want to be stealing anybody

from high school. That’s not our mission. We want to provide a place for kids who don’t have a high school. “Instead of graduating from community football in Grade 8 and maybe having a place to play, probably not, now we’ll have a program for the next five years for those kids, which actually overlaps the Broncos age by one year.” JP Lancaster runs the senior team at South Kam, which has experienced growth since he took the head coaching reins three years ago and is poised to reach the playoffs in 2019. “I worry about a fall midget league if Kamloops is too small of a market to support that,” said

Lancaster, noting he is all for spring midget football. Lancaster cited experience coaching at Hugh Boyd secondary in Richmond. “Every year, we were losing a couple of key guys to the midget team and it kind of watered things down,” Lancaster said. “Hugh Boyd has since folded their program. “I’m kind of skeptical of it.” The culture aspect is also a concern for Lancaster, the potential vanquishing of longstanding rivalries, the clashes under the lights that create long-lasting memories. “I have hope that Westysde and Valleyview will be back,” said Lancaster, noting his Titans make

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Seventy-five rugby teams dotting down in Kamloops MARTY HASTINGS STAFF REPORTER

McArthur Island will be rugby mad this weekend. The Kamloops Sevens Tournament, which began as a 16-team girls’ event four years ago and has mushroomed into a 75-squad male and female offering, will be played across seven fields on Mac Isle on Saturday and Sunday. “The atmosphere when the weekend gets going is fantastic,” said Euan McGhee, marketing and communications manager for BC Rugby. “The wonderful rolling hills, fall leaves drifting off the trees and a huge amount of rugby vibrance in the air.” That idyllic painting may be accompanied by a few brushstrokes of clouds and rain this weekend, but nothing that should dampen spirits among the players toiling in the under-14 to under-19 tournament, which started in 2016, the same year rugby sevens catapulted in popularity after its debut at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio, where Canada won bronze. “The tournament has also been greatly helped by the growth of age-grade girls’ rugby,” McGhee said. “We’ve seen a large explosion in the last three to five years. That’s actually how this tournament started. It’s still female-dominated. “The boys’ teams in club and high school have started turning their heads and going, ‘Hold on. That looks really fun. We want in on that, too.’”

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE Girls’ teams are the backbone of the Kamloops Sevens Tournament, but an increasing number of boys’ squads are showing interest and participating in the annual event. Twelve Alberta teams will be in action.

Kamloops Rugby Club and other Thompson-Okanagan clubs, along with the City of Kamloops, have helped make the event become a staple of the provincial rugby schedule, according to McGhee. Makeshift goal posts will be erected on fields used by all divisions, with the exception being U14.

Teams in that division will be encouraged to dot down within the confines of a central scoring zone, in which tries are worth seven points. Tries scored outside the zone are worth five points. The idea is to train young players to get in the habit of scoring in areas that will lead to easier looks at goal for conversion kickers.

BC Rugby is in conversation with the city about installing fixtures in the ground that can support proper rugby posts at McArthur. “We feel that, certainly, the potential is there with that tournament and we’re starting to make a case for a need for at least two or three of the fields to have the capacity for fully installed rugby posts, to be able to drop in and out as need for the field fluctuates,” McGhee said. The tournament was held on fields across the city in 2016 and 2017, which was not ideal for parents and volunteers who were asked to drive players to games. “Last year, we secured Mac Isle,” McGhee said. “Parents can feel quite happy they’re not having to drive all over the shop. “We’ve had great engagement from the City of Kamloops council. They’ve bought in and helped greatly.” Finals will be staggered across the Mac Isle pitches on Sunday. “The level of competitiveness and athleticism, it’s really wonderful to watch,” McGhee said. “It’s amazing to see the contrast from the very youngest to the very oldest. You see that progression across seven fields at the same time. “The incredible support from an awful lot of the teams in the Interior, the north and the east of the province, they’ve really latched on to this tournament in Kamloops and made it a big piece of identity for them.”

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“The benefit of the Broncos board and the community board is they are boards that sit 12 months of the year, non-profit societies who have access to funding,” Harrison said, noting dollars raised go toward coaching, trainers and equipment. “In high school, in recent years, football doesn’t really get addressed until the start of the school season. They really have a hard time getting access to cash. “It’s nothing derogatory against high school, but it’s a system that’s probably not going not be around for much longer. All the programs seem to be turning toward the community model as it’s more inclusive.” Cory Bymoen put in a long shift, about 15 years’ worth of coaching at Valleyview and Westsyde. He led the Blue Wave last season, but quit the gig following the campaign. He has kids of his own at home to keep him busy. The Westsyde secondary teacher is admittedly biased toward the high school system, but sees pros and cons on both sides. Bymoen is a huge fan of playing with fewer numbers per side and said Westsyde would likely have a senior team this year if the provincial high school system, a dinosaur in his book, would do away with the 11-man format. American rules are enforced in B.C. high school football. “If they would just adopt eight-man football in the province, a lot of these issues would just go away,” said Bymoen, who also thinks CFL rules should be administered in high school, as they are in the community football ranks. “In B.C., we’re behind. They do it in Washington state. They do it in every state. They’ve been doing it in the Prairies. I really believe in eight-man, reduced numbers. There is nothing wrong with it. It’s still football. It’s fear of the unknown.”

Bymoen commended Lancaster and his coaching staff for work done with the Titans — who practised in the off-season — and noted teams that want to be competitive in the provincial high school ranks must train year-round “unless you want to get embarrassed. For me, I can’t devote that time and energy it takes anymore. JP is doing a good job.” Bureaucratic issues that come along with coaching at the high school level add to required time commitment. Bymoen said community football coaches have an advantage in that area. “They don’t have to deal with, ‘Jonny was a bad boy today. He won’t be at practice,’” Bymoen said. “This stuff is out the window with community guys. I know a lot of them are quite thankful. Less paperwork, less administrative stuff.” Bymoen agrees with Lancaster in a few areas. “I can tell you this: when there’s a Friday Night Lights game at this school, nothing unites this school like that game,” Bymoen said. “I don’t think they can replicate that in community football. I can’t see that energy and that sense of community. “And, the big thing is, with community football, is it will turn into a competition for talent and players if they want to go ahead with one high school program in town and everyone else in community. “These people are putting time into it, too, so they want the best players they can have out there to be the most successful. It starts to turn into recruiting wars, which is silly when you’re talking about 15- and 16-year-old boys, but it does. It will happen.” Both Westsyde and South Kam have fledgling junior varsity programs, the Blue Wave championed by coaches Braden Vankoughnett and Joe Liberatore and the Titans run by Darryl Chow and Brad Yamoaka, among others. “Football is definitely not dead at Westsyde,” Vankoughnett said,

noting he expects both the junior and senior teams to boast rosters of about 30 players next year. “It’s just a weird year based off a grade or two that doesn’t have a lot of numbers. “This year is just an anomaly. There will be a varsity team next year, just based on numbers and interest in the school.” South Kam boasts about 30 on its junior team. Vankoughnett is leaning toward coaching the seniors at Westsyde in 2020, but has to sort out career commitments before signing on. The Winnipeg product, also a defensive coach for the junior Broncos, said community football and high school football can coexist, as they do in his Manitoba hometown. “If Westyde gets a team back, that’s great,” Vankoughnett said. “We’d have two teams in Kamloops, but what are the kids at other schools doing who want to potentially play football? They can’t. “As far as I know, you aren’t allowed to transfer for a semester to play football. And you risk sitting out a year to go play for another high school. I don’t think that’s fair. “High school is definitely the preferred route, but there needs to be spots for these kids to play.” Vankoughnett noted there are four or five junior Broncos who toiled for community football squads until they were 14, but did not have anywhere to play during high school years. “They come out at 18 on the Broncos, and there are some good athletes, but they are four years behind everyone else,” he said. One sentiment shared by all who spoke to KTW: It should be all about the kids and what is best for them. “The egos need to step aside,” Bymoen said. “They need to decide what’s best for football. “As long as they can find an agreement and all work in the name of the kids, that’s really what this should be for. But they all have different ideas.”

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CRIMES OF THE WEEK SHOTS Camera captures criminals in action in the aisles On Sept. 12, a man and woman entered a grocery store in Sahali and shoplifted some items. Store surveillance cameras captured the thieves’ images. The man is white and about 40 years of age. He was wearing a white jacket and blue jeans and had a light-coloured ball cap on his head. The woman is white and about 35 years old. She has long, blond hair and was wearing a black zip-up hoodie, green cammo pants and a black ball cap. If you know their names, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

SPORTS Charlie Bringloe has a tip: Don’t count out his TRU WolfPack, who have added depth and are among contenders for the Canada West title. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW


DOB: 1984-08-25 Height: 160 cm / 5’03” Weight: 59 kg / 130 lbs Race: Caucasian Hair: Blonde | Eyes: Green Wanted For: Fail to Comply x 3, Theft Under $5000 x 3, Utter Threats, Fail to Attend Court

Inked thief absconds with booze On Tuesday, Oct. 1, a woman stole some booze from a liquor store somewhere in Kamloops. The thief is white and about 30 years of age. She was wearing a dark-coloured hoodie with a faux fur-lined hood, blue jeans and grey Adidas skater shoes. She also has a neck tattoo. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477) if you have information on her identity.

Sahali shoplifter sought On Sept. 23, a female shoplifted items from a Sahali store. She is described as being non-white, with tattoos on her right forearm and left upper arm. She was wearing a green American Eagle T-shirt, a black ball cap and sunglasses. Crime Stoppers would like any information leading to her arrest. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if you can help. If you know where any of these people are, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tip line pays up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitives. Remember, Crime Stoppers just wants your information, not your name. Crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does.

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Pushing through to the men’s volleyball U Sports Championship tournament is not out of the realm of possibility for the TRU WolfPack. They return a good portion of the core group that helped spur an upset victory over the Alberta Golden Bears in Edmonton in Round 1 of the 2019 Canada West playoffs and head coach Pat Hennelly is pleased with a better-than-expected recruiting class. The challenge for TRU is Canada West is allotted three berths to the Canadian championship, one of which belongs to the host Manitoba Bisons, who posted a 7-15 record last season are not favoured to be a top three team in the conference in 2019-2020. Hennelly’s charges likely need to reach the Canada West final to book a spot at nationals, a tall task considering opposition such as the Langleybased juggernaut Trinity Western Spartans, the defending national champions, the Brandon Bobcats, who posted a 20-2 record in 20182019, and contenders such as Alberta and Mount Royal, among others. Replacing offence that was provided by graduated outside hitter Tim Dobbert, a 6-foot-10 menace from Aichelberg, Germany, will be key to TRU’s success this season. Nimo Benne, a 6-foot-6 left side from Castricum, Netherlands, was brought in to make an immediate impact and fill some of the void left by Dobbert, who was a first-team conference all-star last season. “He’s as advertised,” Hennelly said of Benne. “He’s really taking up a lot of that space. “And just mentally, the guys — Sam Taylor Parks, Kyle Behiels, Charlie Bringloe — knowing they had to step up and take a bigger role, they seem to have accepted that challenge in the pre-season.” Setter Anton Napolitano is among the returning core, along with Taylor Parks and Behiels, both middles, and Bringloe, an outside hitter.

Napolitano, from Victoria, Australia, said depth is the big difference between this year’s outfit and the 2018-2019 group, additions such as Corbin Ockerman and Brody Kopec, both first-year players who appear ready to see regular-season action. “We have a much bigger spread of high-calibre guys,” said Napolitano. who will be pushed for playing time by fellow setter Samuel Elgert. “It’s going to make it much more difficult to scout us. “Last year, they knew 30 or 40 per cent of the sets were going to Tim Dobbert. This year, it makes our offence a lot more unpredictable.” Josh Mullaney, a key piece who missed last season with an Achilles injury, broke the pinky finger on his non-dominant left hand in September and may not return until November. “He’s dealing with it the best he can,” said Bringloe, one of three graduating players, along with Behiels and Taylor Parks. “After a big injury like his Achilles, this isn’t too bad for him. “I’m very confident in our group right now. I think we’re a top-four contender and we want to be in that top two that goes to nationals. I think it would be a good way to end my career here at TRU.” The WolfPack open the regular season on Oct. 18 against the Bobcats in Brandon. Tim Edge was a leader and an offensive contributor who possessed a vicious serve. Isaac Smit and Cole Hanson brought passing and defensive prowess. They, like Dobbert, have moved on from university volleyball ranks. “This lineup versus last year’s lineup is pretty much a wash,” Hennelly said. “But we have considerably more depth than last year. Going into a long regular season, that bodes way better than it did for us last year. “We’re in the conversation from six to three [in the conference], but we have to make the Canada West final, unless Manitoba is in the picture, which nobody is projecting.”


Blue Wave return, rob Golds A pair of junior varsity Kamloops high school football teams were in action on Wednesday. The Westsyde Blue Wave, playing in their first junior varsity game in three years, held on to dispatch the visiting Salmon Arm Golds 20-18. Westsyde (1-0) shut down Salmon Arm on a two-point conversion attempt to seal victory. Blue Wave quarterback Phillip Busenius helped cue the comeback win in the second quarter when he connected with Colton Meikle on an 80-yard touchdown pass. Meikle caught a TD pass from quarterback Sheldon Aitken on fourth and 20 to tie the game at 12-12. Jagger De La Gorgendiere snared an interception and scampered in for a touchdown to give the Blue Wave a lead they did not relinquish. Micah Pitre and Kaleb Keau combined to snuff out the Golds’ two-point conversion after Salmon Arm made it close late in the contest. The hometown Vernon Panthers knocked off the South Kamloops Titans 14-6. Quarterback Jessie Peters scored an eightyard rushing touchdown for the Titans (1-1), who failed on the two-point convert and fumbled late in the game on the Vernon 1-yard line. GRIZZLIES TRIUMPH The Kamloops Storm held a 2-1 lead on the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions on Wednesday at Memorial Arena, but the Revelstoke Grizzlies clawed back to win. Dalton Irvine scored the game-winning goal for Revelstoke less than five minutes into the third period to secure a 3-2 win for the visitors. Ethan Paulin-Hatch allowed three goals on 40 shots for Kamloops. Brett Mero and Jacob Vautour scored for the Storm.. Kamloops (2-60-1) is next in action on Wednesday, when Sicamous comes to town. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Arena.

Jagger De La Gorgendiere (left) of the Westsyde Whundas sets up to block for Dexter Deneef on Wednesday at Westsyde secondary. The Blue Wave edged the Salmon Arm Golds 20-18 in junior varsity high school football play. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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events say a national team announcement will follow. RAIDERS PERFECT The Kamloops Raiders’ men’s rugby squads are heading into Thanksgiving bye weekend with unblemished records in B.C. Rugby Union play.

Jeff Ramage and Justin Blanchard scored two tries apiece for Kamloops in a 61-26 victory over Surrey in Division 2 action last Saturday at Exhibition Park. Steve Thomson, Wes Black, Wyatt Henry, Jonah Woodward and Nick Smith also had

tries for the Raiders, who improved to 5-0. Thomson made good on two penalty kicks and five conversions. Kamloops knocked off Chilliwack 75-10 in third division play last Saturday at Exhibition Park. Cole Levitt (3), Nat Watts (3), Jordan Wolfe (2), Mike Marquardt (2), Kevin Duggan, Braydon Chernivchan and Wes Black had tries for the Raiders, who are 4-0 on the campaign. Levitt and Chernivchan booted two conversions apiece, with Watts adding a single. The Raiders’ women, who did not play last weekend, are 0-3.

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Satisfying an island hunger for Barbados HANS TAMMEMAGI



cigarette dangling from his lips and wielding a machete, the street vendor appeared positively frightening. Flashing a smile, he pulls a coconut from a shopping cart, lops off the top and hands it to me. Yum. The taste of fresh coconut juice is refreshing in the heat, his wide, friendly smile is a perfect welcome to the island of Barbados. I was on a food tour and we were tasting our way through historic downtown Bridgetown, the country’s capital. Staying at a boutique hotel on a palm tree-lined beach, I had sought out the tour because I wanted to eat like a Bajan and see the real side of Barbados. The three-hour walking tour started in Independence Square where our guide Claudette explained the traditions, politics and long, colourful history of the island. Beginning with its discovery in 1536, Barbados has been influenced by sugar cane, rum and African slaves. It gained independence from Great Britain in 1966 but still retains a strong British flavour. “This is one of the friendliest islands in the Caribbean,” our guide said. “This tour will be a peek into Barbados through your taste buds. We’re not going to fivestar eateries, but to more basic restaurants — places the locals frequent.” We entered Zadelle’s Café, where a friendly local loudly welcomed us. Soon, we were tasting meat rolls and smoothies made on the premises. Next, we crossed Constitution River on the Chamberlain Bridge with great views of the Gothic parliament buildings with the blue

HANS TAMMEMAGI PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Tour guide Claudette explains the traditions, politics and the storied history of the island of Barbados. A coconut vendor uses a machete with flair, offering a sample of sweet coconut milk. A mouth-watering plate of flying fish and cou cou with mauby drink is a great refresher.

and gold national flag flapping atop. Wandering through the crowded, bustling downtown, my eyes were drawn to a slave route plaque that highlighted past misery. It described the former “Cage,” a prison of wood and wire used to temporarily hold runaway slaves. Farther down the street was Tim’s Restaurant, renowned for Bajan specialties. I enjoyed sitting among locals but became apprehensive when a dish of pigtails was served. I was pleasantly surprised, the barbecued pigtails were delicious.

The backbone of a pig (not the tail) is brined, boiled multiple times, then seasoned and grilled. Cassava and sweet potatoes were a perfect accompaniment. Narrow, crowded streets led us to Palmetto Mall Market, where stores and stalls were crammed with fresh vegetables and fruits. At one, a man waved a small Barbadian flag while he showed his knee-length braided hair. Unable to resist his sales pitch, we sampled fresh juices from coconut, sorel, golden apple and tamarin. Outside, a man behind a cart overflowing with nuts and fruits

insisted I try a papaya. It was sweet, juicy and delicious. Then, a coconut vendor with machete in hand caught my eye. He had a flair with handling the blade and his visage stood out starkly, against a blue-coloured wall. Sipping coconut milk, we proceeded to the legendary fishcakes street cart. Behind the cart, I watched as two ladies cooked cod fishcakes in a batter of fresh herbs and spices. A customer was eating three fishcakes placed between slices of Bajan salt bread. “This is called a cutter,” he

said. “It’s really good with hot pepper sauce.” We entered the synagogue historic district with its tombstones, an ancient synagogue (1654), tall trees and stone museum. It offered a serene oasis after experiencing the bustling centre. We strolled quietly, in awe of the storied Jewish history in Barbados. Across the street, a line of modest shops crowded the sidewalk — above, a telephone pole held a tangle of wires, like a Gordian knot. At Ryanne’s restaurant, we crammed in amongst the locals and savoured Bajan soup made with chicken, sweet dumplings and fresh herbs and sweet potatoes. On neighbouring tables, I spied numerous macaroni pies — a Bajan favourite. The baked macaroni dish is made with evaporated milk, eggs, onions, sweet pepper, ketchup, seasonings and grated cheddar cheese. Mustor’s restaurant was the tour’s final stop. Here, we tasted the national dish — flying fish and cou cou, usually served on Fridays. Cou cou is made with yellow cornmeal, cooked with finely chopped okra, butter and spices. They were delicious, especially when washed down with mauby — a traditional drink made from bark of the mauby tree, boiled with cinnamon, orange peel, nutmeg and cloves. Since it’s reported to have medicinal properties, I quaffed a second glass. Blinking as we stepped back into bright daylight, I was pleased. We had burrowed underneath the skin of the city, meeting locals, eating like locals and feeling like locals. Mission accomplished. Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent newspaper syndicate. For more information, go online to

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Thanksgiving:A lesson in its real celebrations


s the harvest season, with its attendant Thanksgiving celebrations, begins, it’s a good time to be reminded of the priority of praising God. King David’s Psalm 145 in the Old Testament gives a good handle to do the same. One of the most common ways to praise God is through our prayers. It’s interesting that Jesus left us only one prayer as an example of how we are to pray in Matthew 6:9-13. Commonly called The Lord’s Prayer, its accurate title should be the “Disciples’ Prayer.” “Hallowed” is a New Testament expression used only in reference to the name of God, meaning to revere Him. Praise is vocal adoration of God. Adoration is the act of rendering divine honour, esteem and love. Praise is also an essential part of life because only praise puts God in His rightful place. In praising God, we declare His sovereignty and recognize His nature and power. There’s also another key benefit of praise — it enables us to focus rightfully. Praise, by its nature, is unselfish, because it demands a shift in centre from self to God. One cannot praise God without relinquishing preoccupation with self. Praise, then, produces forgetfulness of one’s self, and forgetfulness of self is a healthy biblical practice. The phrase “Praise the Lord” has been so overused in our times that it means very little these days. It has fast become religious slang, a catch phrase. Technically, to praise someone is the act of one’s esteem of a person for his or her virtue or accomplishments. It is to pronounce that person worthy of honour. As the Israelites attempted to offer meaningful praise to God, both in their personal prayers and in worship services, far


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too often they found themselves in mindless repetition. Because God is awesome, they would simply say the same things over and over again, even though they understood that vain repetition is a bad thing. It is not a scriptural concept. Therefore, they came up with a system to stimulate praise, the acrostic system we see in Psalm 145. All but one verse starts off with a Hebrew alphabet each. A simple outline of this 21-verse psalm can be recorded as: Who can praise God (v.1a)? The answer: Only they who are His children. When should we praise God (v. 1b)? Forever.

Why should we praise God (vs. 3-20)? Because He is great. Verses three to 20 are loaded with attributes and works of God. God is great, mighty, majestic, merciful, a mystery, good, long-suffering, perfectly unconditional, omniscient, and consistent. In spite of the above attributes, when God seems to be far away from us, let us remember we are the ones who generally move, not Him. Yet, we can go nowhere out of His presence. He would be always with us. We don’t invite Him into our churches, He is already there. Nevertheless, the principle remains that God responds to those who love Him. What a source of comfort that is. How can we not praise Him for that? With these reflections on God, David concludes his psalm in verse 21 in the only way he could. It’s as if he is saying: “Look, after all I have said about God, I have no other choice but to praise Him.” By the way, let’s not forget that the mouth speaks only those things

that come from the heart. So David’s heart must have been full of praise for God. Notice also his prayer is that all people would praise God forever and ever. Every psalm that David wrote encourages us to praise Him in some ways. David could think that way because his focus was on God and not on himself. By nature, we are a long way from being like David in our thoughts about God. At times, we seem to picture the Bible’s characters as guys who were sitting out in the wilderness with nothing better to do. David was the leader of a vast empire and his days were full, but he always understood the priority of praising his Heavenly Father. This Thanksgiving, let us recognize the graciousness of God in our lives to the degree that we are in a constant state of praise — praising Him first of all for who He is, and then for what He has done for us. Narayan Mitra is pastor at Merritt Baptist Church, 2499 Coutlee Ave., Merritt, B.C.

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Loyd Victor Lind 1931 - 2019

A Celebration of Life for Loyd will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 1:00 pm from the chapel of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 815 Renfrew Ave, Kamloops, BC. Loyd’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the doctors, nurses and care staff including Dr. Lee of R.I.H. and Dr. Beech of Sicamous as well as Fischer’s Funeral Services for all of their kindness. Share memories and condolences online through Loyd’s obituary at

Diane Margaret Rolin

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May 21, 1954 - October 1, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Diane Rolin on October 1, 2019 at the age of 65 after a long stay at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Diane was born in Salmon Arm, BC to Urb and Enid Rolin and spent many happy years growing up in Jasper, Alberta. She went on to the University of Alberta in Edmonton graduating with a Bachelor of Education Degree. Diane began her working career as a teacher and soon became a principal at several schools in the Edmonton School District over many years. Throughout her career in education, Diane utilized her passion for teaching to enrich the lives of many students, teachers and staff. Diane also worked as a senior administrator within the Edmonton Public School Board prior to her retirement in 2011. She moved to Kamloops in 2013 to be closer to her family. Diane is survived by her parents Urb and Enid Rolin of Kamloops, her brother Bruce and sister-in-law Helen, niece Courtney and nephew Michael of Sydney, Australia. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles: Ken and Dorothy Rolin, Jan Rolin, Wilbert Stewart, Ross Stewart, Earl and Astrid Stewart, Gavin Paterson and the many cousins in the Rolin and Stewart families. Diane’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and other medical staff of Royal Inland Hospital especially those on 5-South and 5-North for their wonderful care during her time there. At Diane’s request there will be a family service only. Should family and friends wish, donations can be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation.

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Mario Luciano Covaceuszach January 30, 1939 – October 14, 2017

I’m writing you a letter I should have a long time ago There are things in my heart I want you to know Inside you’ll find a million hugs and kisses all wrapped in a big red bow.From all who love you and still miss you so. My sky is no longer blue Because I still cry tears for you. Flowers no longer have perfume so sweet Because I can’t kiss your lips that once made me feel complete.Music no longer touches my heart Because it’s broken in a million parts. The nights are long and lonely too Because I miss the closeness of you. The warm milk I drink doesn’t ease or take way the pain.

May 22, 1935 - September 20, 2019 We, the children of Bob, have struggled to put into words an announcement of our father’s passing on September 20, 2019 after a short battle with lymphoma. It is no easy feat to try to capture Dad’s legacy in his 84 years, but here goes… Dad was born the second oldest of 12 children to Stuart “Earl” and Mary Corley during the depression era on the homestead near Kelvington, Saskatchewan. He took on a man’s role at a tender age, as his father was a trapper and often away from home. Perhaps this explains why he grew to be such an intense provider and protector. And yes, he did walk 4 miles to the Treherne Centre School in poor footwear. He finished school after grade 8 and started cutting pulp in the bush with the Minky boys in 1950 at age 15 by Green Bush Sask. From this he bought a quarter section of land and a 1928 Chev car before he was of age. In 1951 he went to work for the Rudniski brothers near Arnett, Sask. When he was 19, he met their sister Helena, a nurse, and she put a gleam in his eye. He decided to go to the greener pastures of BC to earn some money for marriage and began working for Van Campbell at his sawmill at Loon Lake, becoming lifelong friends. He spoke of choking and sawing lumber with Alan Stadnyk. By the spring of 1955 he had 3 cars, 2 horses, a John Deere tractor, a truck wagon and his land, so he headed back to Saskatchewan to sell it all, and to court our Mom some more. Returning to BC for the next 2 ½ years, he cleared the woodlot up by the airport for Gateway Lumber. We treasure the pictures of his 21st birthday and his 81st birthday spent up there. For awhile he lived above the Central Café with Jerome Rockvam and speaks fondly of the era of Ducky & Howard dancing in the streets. In 1958 he went home to collect his bride, as he could now provide for her. In 1959 Dad married Mom in Porcupine Plain, Sask. They moved out to Loon Lake at Ed & Pearl Doherty’s fishing camp, in a trailer that dad built. In 1962, he moved that trailer to where Moritz’s cabins are now, and he went to work for Tino Casadio at Cam Cement. Thereafter he went to Bethlehem Copper for 5 years, where he joked that between Chuck Moore, Dyke Anderson and himself, they batched every yard of concrete used for the building of the mine. Dad decided to strike out on his own in 1969. Purchasing Tino’s 966C loader, he became Robert Corley Contracting, and thus began building a 40-year legacy of construction work for the mining, highways, and railway industries in all parts of BC. His first year he cleared the bush for the Cache Creek Park and laid the main sewer under the Bonaparte River at the end of Collins Road, risking putting his loader in the river. “Got’er done”. Some other interesting work includes digging the basements for the first 7 homes in a North Ashcroft subdivision and widening the bluffs. He dug out Cache Creek Pool and covered up the Ashcroft one. He did extensive road building, from Yale to Barkerville, such as the Duffy Lake road, Kingsway Corner

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and Gang Ranch Road. He literally moved mountains at times, such as the first corner past Hat Creek and the building of the Pavilion Lime Plant. He was meticulous whether he was excavating & landscaping someone’s yard or an entire townsite, such as what he did for Logan Lake around 1970. He was his own mechanic, welder, and carpenter, building our childhood home in 1964. He loved Cache Creek, and often donated his time and money to help develop it. With mom by his side, they convinced Dr. Olsen to start up his Veterinary clinic in Cache Creek. Dad skidded a shack on site, and Mom painted it and became his helper for 10 years. He convinced travelling Royal Bank executives to open a branch in Cache Creek. He also helped develop the golf course. He was one of the original buyers of a $100 debenture to help build the hall. He cherished the park, where he developed both baseball diamonds. One Sunday long ago it was a typical day of hard work, where he, Mom and George Benna put up the backstop fence. Dad finally retired at age 75. Above all he loved the people in his life. His bravely bore his sadness of Mom predeceasing him in 2017. He endured the loss of 5 of his siblings; Rosella (Lorne) Mower, Marie (Harold) Robertson, Dave Corley, Louis (Lois) Corley & Wilbert Corley. His 6 remaining siblings include Ivy (Nipper) Smith, Ida(Bob) Harding, Ken Corley, Harold (Gail) Corley, Eleanor Delisle and Shirley (Malcolm) Rourk. He had the love and support of his daughters Denise-Lynn Frey and Jacquie McMahon, grandchildren Amy Frey & Chad McMahon, and sons-in-law Dennis Frey and Raymond Johnson. Step grandchildren Clint & Andy Frey, and Mathew, Jennifer, Melanie & Lloyd Johnson. Great grand children George, EJ & Tucker Frey, and James, Clara & Emma Johnson. His many beloved nieces and nephews all have been so dear to him. While there are too many to name, each of them has their own photo album in our parent’s home (Dad & Mom’s most prized possessions). We cannot thank his friends & family enough for all that they have done for us during this time. Everything was so greatly appreciated and will be fondly remembered. Thank you to all the people who helped in his journey, including Dr. Adetola; Tami, Tarra & Kiana at the clinic; Diane, Juanita & Lanaray in Home Health; John, Alicia, Irene & Brenda at the pharmacy, and all the physicians & staff at RIH. Above all, the amazing care of all the staff at the Ashcroft Palliative unit and the supportive care of Joan Kealey & her fellow hospice volunteers kept us upright and Dad comfortable during his last few days. Dad has been interred at the Cache Creek Cemetery. In the spring, our family is planning a celebration of life for both Dad & Mom at their memorial benches at the Cache Creek Park for all to attend. “There’s No Place Like Home”


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Margaret Rose Beesley 1934 - 2019

On the afternoon of September 30, 2019 we lost our brother, uncle and friend Jamie Steenson. Newly retired to Kamloops, we’d hoped for many more adventures with our beloved Jamie. Jamie was predeceased by his mother and father Helen Steenson (née Smith) and Gordon Steenson. He is survived by his siblings Tricia Steenson (Allan Fedorak), Rob Steenson (Sue) and Tom Steenson. He is also survived by his nieces, nephews and grand nephews Jaimie Fedorak (Colton), Katie Fedorak (Kyle), Natalie Fedorak and Heather Keeping (Tim and sons Henry and Charlie), Kim Steenson, Mark Steenson, Dan Steenson (Jillesa) and Mike Steenson. James Murray Steenson was born in Vancouver on May 1, 1956. His early years were characterized by many moves throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. As a young man, Jamie decided on a banking career, starting with RBC in North Vancouver. During the 1980s, he worked for the Alberta Treasury Branch in Alberta and Saskatchewan, then happily returned to Vancouver where he spent the remainder of his career working for (Edelweiss) Prospera Credit Union, retiring in June 2018. Jamie loved to travel! He and his best friend Audrey saw Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Alaska, the BC Interior with Rocky Mountain Rail Tours, Portugal, South of France, London, back East to check out the iconic buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, and most recently with the Breakfast Club gang he explored New York City. Jamie embraced new people and new learning with intelligence and enthusiasm, especially anything to do with history or architecture. Jamie throughout his life was a conduit for family connections – keeping in regular contact with all of us and making sure we knew of his love and interest. We are grateful for the compassion and care given to Jamie by the paramedic crew, RIH emergency and the ICU team. A family memorial will be held at a later date.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Rose Beesley on October 7, 2019 at the age of 85. Margaret was born in Edmonton, Alberta on February 10, 1934 to Edna and David Spink. She was predeceased by her loving husband Barry McLeod Beesley, her sister-in-law Blythe Spink and her brother-in-law Robert Beesley. She will be lovingly remembered by sons Doug of Edmonton, Kevin (Debbie) of Kamloops and daughter Kathryn (Pete) of Kamloops. Margaret was a huge part of her grandson’s lives, she spent countless hours transporting, watching and being involved with all their activities. Nicholas and Michael Fidanza as well as Robert and Jacob Beesley. Margaret is also survived by her brother David Spink of Ponoka, Alberta, sister-in-law Gail Beesley of Regina, Saskatchewan, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Margaret was a graduate of Mount Royal College, she taught administration in Marengo, Saskatchewan as well as an Instructor, Chairperson and founding faculty member in the days of Cariboo College (UCC) now TRU.

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A special thank you to the caring staff of Ponderosa and especially to the Pinegrove Extended care staff. Your hard work and dedicated care are greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will take place on October 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops.

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January 25, 1922 – September 12, 2019 On the eve of the harvest moon, surrounded by the love of her family, Mary passed away on September 12, 2019. Mary is predeceased by her brothers Lou, Larry and Colin, daughter Susan and grandsons Sean, Marty and Toby. Left to honour her life are her children Dawn Fulmer, Greg Fulmer, Kelly (Judy) Fulmer and Kathy (Kane) Desmond, grandchildren Tracy, Cheri, Christopher, Cole, Dion and Clayton, great-grandchildren Jeffery, Jeremy, Kaper, Kegyn, Karis, Emery, Bowen, Mira and Kai. Mary was born in Ashcroft and lived at the Semlin Ranch in Cache Creek. She later moved to Savona where she made lifelong friends and spent a lot of time with her grandmother “Manke” at the Brousseau Ferndale Ranch in Deadman’s Creek. Her fondest childhood memories were of this time: a one room log cabin, woodburning stove, having to bucket water from the creek; a simple life that Mary cherished and would later return to 50 years later. In 1936, Mary and her family moved to the Lower Mainland. At 20 years old, she enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and as a commissioned officer (lieutenant) she was stationed in Victoria, Ottawa and Montreal. While in the army, Mary met a tall, handsome man that served in the Royal Canadian Navy: Robert John Fulmer, the love of her life. They eventually married and had five children. After, Mary started a career with Canada Post that would last 25 years! Upon retiring, she left the Lower Mainland to fulfill her dream of going back home to the Brousseau Ranch. A remarkable, exceptional woman, Mary was such a source of unconditional love, strength, kindness, intelligence, wisdom and faith. She was a wonderful combination of warmth, security and laughter and would do anything for her children and grandchildren. Showering her family with love, always. We all admired, and respected, her; the love we have for her is eternal! A celebration of Mary’s life will take place in Spring 2020. Condolences may be expressed to the family from

Glen Dale Goosen

February 1, 1952 – September 29, 2019 After a three-year battle with cancer, Glen quietly passed away at Royal Inland Hospital. Born in Saskatoon, SK, Glen moved to BC when he was young. He was married for 47 years to the love of his life Wanda. Glen was predeceased by his mom Elsie and dad Mel, as well as nephews Bryce and Steven. Glen is survived by his wife Wanda, son Carey (Renae), five grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren, five brothers and their families, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Glen was a gentle soul, well loved, always smiling and willing to help everyone. His grandkids and great-grandkids were the world to him. Glen loved camping in the Shuswap, swimming, biking and walking.

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Don Edward Ferguson 1926 - 2019

Don Edward Ferguson of Kamloops passed away peacefully with family at his side on September 3, 2019 at 93 years of age. Don is survived by his loving wife of 71 years Joyce, his four sons Roy (Agnes), Bob (Nina), David (Helen), Doug (Denyse) and his brother Arden (Loretta), numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss him dearly, also survive him. Don was born in Nova Scotia moving west during his school years settling in Vancouver. At the age of 15, he joined the Navy and served aboard a Canadian destroyer until the end of World War II. At the age of 21, he married his life partner. In the early years of their marriage, they moved to Clinton and eventually settled in Kamloops. Don was always there to lend a helping hand for his community and family. While living in Clinton, he was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and when they moved to Kamloops he was a founding member of the Westsyde Fire Department. When Kamloops amalgamated in 1973, Don joined the Kamloops Fire Department where he was the first member to retire at the rank of firefighter. After his career with Kamloops Fire Rescue, Don was very active in the local ANAVets 290. His family benefited from his unwavering support, values and the skills he passed on to us. He enjoyed a long retirement spending time with family and travelling with Joyce. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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Guy Bilodeau

December 19, 1937 – October 13, 2016

He is survived by his wife of 33 years Carole, his son David, daughter Susan and granddaughter Michelle. He is also survived by his brother Ernie and sister Sheila (Camrose, AB) along with many nieces and nephews.

Beloved husband of Joyce Bilodeau Three years since you left this world for a better place, sometimes it feels more like 30 years! I held your hand when you took your last breath with our son beside me. I will never forget that day, my whole world changed forever. I miss you every day, you were my first and last love, you are irreplaceable, always in my thoughts and forever in my heart.

Don began his business life as a plumbing and heating contractor in Penticton and eventually Kamloops. He learned to fly and this interest took him to the Kamloops Airport where he spent many years operating a hangar facility and a Shell Aviation fuel dealership. He was raised on the family farm in Rosalind, AB, and this is where his love of farming began. He would come full circle when he retired to finally have his own piece of land in Birch Island where he could be found moving dirt and planting seeds. He was at his happiest working and could fix anything. Thank you to all of the staff of Ponderosa Lodge. Your kindness to Don and I will never be forgotten. In memory of Don and in lieu of flowers, spend some time with a loved one, a neighbour, a friend and if this involves pie and ice cream then he would very much approve. There will be a Memorial Service at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops. “To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” John 1:12

James (Jim) William Jesson It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jim Jesson on October 2, 2019. Jim was born at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC on April 29, 1940. He grew up with his older sister Anne and younger sister Judy, moving down the valley from Black Pines to Noble Creek to Westsyde. Jim loved animals and birds and they loved him. He fed the birds and talked to the deer out the back every morning. He took his sidekick, Tuxie the cat with him up until Tuxie died in June of this year. He treasured his time with Roxy and Dale especially camping at the lakes! Jim’s passion was his vehicles. He kept them in pristine condition, even his Western Star. His working life started with Interior Contracting then on to line driving with Chapmans, then owner/operator of J. Jesson Trucking and Sand & Gravel hauling. He then worked for Interior Roads during the winter plowing and sanding roads. Followed by a short time with Van Kam and King Transport piloting. In retirement he plowed the sidewalk and driveways up the street with his ATV. Jim was predeceased by his parents Bob and Dusty Jesson and his sister Judy Hillard. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife April, daughter Janice Armstrong of Calgary, son Gerald (Gerry) of Kamloops, granddaughter Roxanna (Roxy) and grandson Dale of Calgary, his sister Anne (Franklin) of Red Deer, sister-in-law Jeanne (Claude) of Fort St. John, brother-in-law Ward, nieces and nephews. Please join us for a Celebration of Life at Rainbows Roost, 6675 Westsyde Road on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The family would like to thank the emergency responders and express our deepest gratitude to our special letter carrier. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Royal Inland Hospital if family or friends desire. Condolences may be expressed at

“Our souls will dance together again one day…. I will be loving you until I take my last breath… always your girl... Joyce

Each Loss... Each loss is very different, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear?

Now my life is all confused Since you went away. You took a part of me And for help I daily pray.

Good times we had together The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared.

But when God sent you to me He never said that you were mine, That I could keep you always – Only borrowed for a time.

I never dreamed you’d go away, Never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here Took for granted each tomorrow.

Now, He’s called you home, I’m sad and I shed tears. Yet I’m glad He loaned you to me And we had these many years.

James Edward Williamson It is with sadness that we announce the passing of James Edward Williamson of Pritchard, BC on October 4, 2019 at 83 years of age. James is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Joan, his children Betty English of Jarvie, AB and Dave (Karen) of Kamloops, BC. He is also survived by his grandchildren Rodney (Brandi), Jodi, Noah, Mylo, Luca and Kyra, great-grandchildren Jordyn, Kitryna, Aubree and Korey, and sister June Grout, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins. James is predeceased by his sons Leslie and Rodney, sisters Marie and Laura and his brothers Robert and David. A Memorial Service for James will take place at a later date. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Pine Grove Care Centre for all the loving care he received the last 4 years. Donations in James’ memory may be made to the Pine Grove Residents Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family from

In Loving Memory of

Jacob Springhetti December 21, 1999 – October 10, 2018

THE TIME IS NOW If you are ever going to love me, Love me now, while I can know The sweet and tender feelings Which from true affection flow. Love me now

It’s been a year since you passed our beautiful, funny boy. We miss you so much. We talk about you every day and we think about you every moment. Our hearts are broken without you here with us Jake. We love you. We miss you. We are so sorry we weren’t there for you. Wait for us Jake, we can’t wait to see you again. Always and Forever Mom and Dad

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


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For Sale - Misc

Classes Science of Mind Beginner Classes Offered. Contact Rev. Ken Serl 250-682-9287

Coming Events Let’s Dance Saturday, October 12 @ Brock Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille. Live music: The Journeymen. Tickets: $10 @ the door. 7:00-11:00. Doors open 6:30. Kamloops Social Club has appie nights, potlucks, hikes, snow-shoeing, lunches & other social activities. Next meeting: 7pm, Nov 6 @ Oddfellows Hall, 423 Tranquille Rd. New Year’s Eve Dance with cold buffet: $40 nonmembers. Call 250-319-8510 for info & tickets.


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

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



250-838-0111 Furniture beds $50. Hope chair mirror

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8ft Antique Couch Couch & matching $200. 250-374-1541.


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10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

250-374-0916 Houses For Rent

Brock 3bdrms top floor. W/D, N/S, N/P. Nov 1st. DD. $1800/mo. 250-376-2708. 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

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

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White leather power reclining sofa. $750. 48” round table/chairs. $250. 250-3125531.

Automotive Tires


4 - winter on rims. 225/60R17. Good shape. $450. 250-3766705.

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1998 Subaru Legacy Runs well 250,000kms. A/C, body fair, good tires, some mech work required. $850 250-554-2016 2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4L, V-8, fully loaded. Exec shape. $17,500/obo. 250-3764163.


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

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

2006 Buick Allure CXS. 1owner. Fully loaded. Excellent condition. 207,000kms. $4,900/obo. 250-701-1557, 778-471-7694.

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

Licensed & Certified 250-572-0753

Lawn & Garden

2006 HD blue Dyna Low Rider. 23000kms. Mint condition. $13,900.00. Call 250-851-1193

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

2009 Honda Silverwing. $1500. Low mileage. Nice shape. (250) 376-2253


Classes & Courses

Accent Renovations. Handyman Services. Basement Development. Interior/Exterior Renovations. Licensed and Insured. 250-851-6055.

AAA - Pal & Core


HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. October 28th to October 31st evenings. P.A.L. November 3rd, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

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Scrap Car Removal

2010 Harley Davidson Softail. Lugg carrier, cover, lift-jack. $11,000/obo. 250-374-4723.

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

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

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

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

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops Renos & Home Improvement

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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.

Sports Utilities & 4X4s 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

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

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

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

17’ Aerolite Trailer like new, slide out, stabilizer bars. $9,900 (250) 372-5033

2003 Ford Ranger 4x4. Needs engine, everything else is new. $2,000/obo. 250-372-2096.

1972 Triple E motor home 25’ 77,000miles 402 Chev lots of extras $7,000 250-523-9495

Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $850. 250-374-8933.

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For quiet N/S male, in downtown apartment. TRU student OK $600/mo. 236-425-1499.

Chesterfield off-white, made by Sears. 3 1/2 yrs old. $1,000/obo. 236-425-0077.

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$900. chairs

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. 2018 Yamaha Vino 50cc Scooter. 413 kms. $2200/obo. 250-371-1392

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

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


Farm Services


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.

6hp Evinrude O/B motor. $600. 70 CFM air compressor. $750. 250-574-3794.

6 drawer Walnut dresser w/ mirror & matching double bed exc cond $225. 250-374-7514.

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Houses for Sale


1-4ft long horn one of a kind. $900. New pedestal round drop leaf table 40” w/2 chairs leather seats. $750. 250-3776920.


Renovated 1bdrm lake view house in Pinantan on 1/2 acre. Full basement easy to suite. $289,000. 778-220-4432.

5th wheel hitch $250. 250374-8285.




Sports Equipment

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

Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1500. 250318-2030.

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

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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

B&D loop and hook orbital sander with a disc holder & 30 discs. $40. 250-319-7003.

Farm Equipment

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2004 Cougar 5th wheel. 12ft slide. Excellent cond. $14,000/obo. 250-554-1744.

1939 Chevy Coupe. Needs to be restored. Price $ 6000 Call 604-250-0345 in Merritt, BC

2014 Ford Platinum 4x4 Crew-cab 3.5 Ecoboost, white with brown leather, Fully Loaded. Immaculate. 142,000kms. $31,300. 250-319-8784

2005, 38’ RV trailer 2 slides, sleeps 6, appl incld, fully loaded, $16,900. 236-421-2251 2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 HD. w/1994 11ft. camper. $15,500/both. 778-220-7372. 2014 Adventurer Camper 89RB solar 13’ awning + extras $22,000 (250) 523-9495. 2016 24ft. Jay Feather 23 RBM. Fully loaded. 1500kms. $22,000/obo. 250-377-1932.

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

Wanted: 98 Nissan Frontier 2x4 - running or not. 250-3144805.

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

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Merritt, BC

Trucks/Heavy, Commercial


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


4 - BMW X5 wheels like new. $900 Call 250-319-8784.

Utility Trailers 10ftx6.6ft heavy duty utility trailer. $600. 250-578-7776.

Legal/Public Notices Looking for a witness to a motor vehicle hitting a pedestrian in the parking lot of the Fortune Drive Safeway on September 9/2019 @ 2:05pm. Please contact 250-412-9620

Career Opportunities

Kamloops # recruitment agency


250-374-3853 General Employment 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: I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679. Looking for Helper for dump runs, cleaning shop and deliveries, some computer skills an asset. Non smokers only. Call 250-315-8573. Looking for nursery and ginseng workers Mon-Sat 8-10hr per day transportation provided Call 250-319-7263 or fax 250-554-2604 Team of 2 Janitor/Subcontractor Kamloops - Aberdeen Area Sunday to Thursday 12AM midnight to 6:00AM. Email resume to: 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.

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



JOIN OUR TEAM MARTIN & MARTIN Lawyers is looking for a family lawyer with strong advocacy, analytical and organizational skills to join our law practice. Applicants will manage all aspects of the ďŹ le, from the initial consult to ďŹ nal settlement. The preferred applicant will have a minimum of 5 years family law experience, with some trial experience. ALSO PLEASE NOTE: If you have an assistant that you work well with, we will also consider adding them to our team. Please forward your resume to

Woitas McLeod & Associates has provided real estate legal services to the residents of Kamloops and surrounding area for more than 35 years. We are looking for a property conveyancing assistant to become part of our team. If you are reliable              working in a busy environment, possess a high          knowledge of the property conveyancing process, please send your resume to We look forward to hearing from you.



243 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC

WEBBER LAW Expanding Law Firm requires: 1. Conveyancing Legal Assistant, 2. Legal Assistant for a Solicitor’s Practice. Experience required for both positions. Excellent Salary & Benefits for qualified applicants. Send Resume to: Roger Webber Webber Law #209 – 1211 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9 tel: (250) 851-0100 fax: (250) 851-0104


Are you looking to grow your career in an environment where you have the freedom to produce, curate and edit content that is useful and interesting to a growing readership?

Is looking for a new team member who is enthusiastic, independent, hardworking and driven. Preference goes to Licensed Autoplan     

Our award-winning community newspaper located in the beautiful Thompson-Okanagan is seeking an editor. Provincial issues like the ongoing biosolids debate and public access to lakes are always simmering under the surface, and national and international lumber, mining and agriculture markets are very influential in this region. As editor, you have the opportunity to tell the stories that matter to the people of the Nicola Valley, many of whom continue to rely on the newspaper to keep them informed.

If you think you would be a valuable asset to our Team           or send your resume to    

The successful applicant will work with local contributors while producing six to eight stories per week, taking photographs to accompany those stories, writing sports, columns and editorials, and editing the stories coming in from the reporter and columnists. The editor will also lay out the newspaper once per week using Adobe InDesign and upload the paper and photo galleries to the newspaper’s website and post them on social media. The successful candidate will be community-oriented and have a serious interest in current events — locally, regionally, provincially, nationally and globally.

The Mount Paul Community Food Centre is expanding our team and looking to hire: Food Access Coordinator (35 hours/week) • Increases access to healthy, digniďŹ ed food • Delivers food access programs • Food procurement and purchasing • Volunteer management, community engagement and support of onsite garden.

This position is ideal for a candidate with at least two years of reporting experience wishing to gain editor experience in the everevolving world of journalism. Qualifications: The preferred candidate will be a self-starter with an accredited journalism degree who works efficiently on his or her own. The preferred candidate will also be highly organized and flexible in the hours she or he works in order to cover community events as they arise. The successful candidate will be committed to a high standard of writing and will be proficient in CP Style. Proficiency in InDesign and PhotoShop are required, as are strong layout skills.

Community Gardens Coordinator (18 hours/week) • Oversees the operations of community gardens • Coordinates gardener registration and volunteers • Promotes public awareness of gardens • Liaises with community services providers

Applicants must have their own transportation. Please send your resume to: Theresa Arnold - Publisher email: Merritt Herald - 2090 Granite Ave. P.O. Box 9 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Tel: (250) 378 4241 Fax: (250) 378 6818

Please submit resumes by October 16th 4:30 pm Please visit our website for more details

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Notice to Clients of Stephen Michael Soll

Stephen Michael Soll will be retiring from the practice of law on October 31, 2019. Clients should contact Christopher O. Soll at 250-372-1234 to obtain their open or closed files, original Wills, valuable papers, funds in Trust and Corporate records as soon as possible.

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Ex Servicemen Security is looking to hire Professional,              Must hold a valid security workers license             

    Â  Please call for more info 604-762-5913 Â?      Â?Â? 

GarageSale DIRECTORY DALLAS ESTATE SALE: Sunday, Oct 13th. 9am-3pm. 6249 Dallas Drive. Electronics, hshld items, tools, tires and much more.


VALLEYVIEW Moving Sale: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Oct 12/14. 9am2pm. 2567 Valleyview Dr. Furn, hshld items, tools +more.

DOWNTOWN Sat & Sun, Oct 12/13th. Noon-4:00pm. 711 Victoria St. Antiques & Collectables.

NORTH SHORE Multi-Family. Sat, Oct 12th. 8am-2pm. 679 Patricia Ave. Garden tools, plants, spiralizer, hsld items, happy light, greeting cards, free zone etc. NORTH SHORE Sat, Oct 12th. 9am-2pm. 335 McGowan Ave. Hshld items, some tools + more. SAHALI HUGE 4 - FAMILY SALE. Sat, October 12th. 8:30am-1:00pm. 1926 Glen Gary Dr. Furniture, kids/baby & more.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Out of the Cold                                              Â Â? Â? Â?                       Employment is from October 2019 to March 2020 (renewable) 25 hours per week, $25 per hour. Some evening and early morning shifts required *Preference is given to applicants with relevant post-secondary education and experience working with the homeless.* Send d resu resume to: mc mckelvey@sh @shaw. kamloopsthisweek


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Rte 317 - 535-649 7th Ave, 702-794 Columbia St(even side), 702-799 Nicola St. - 46 p. Rte 319 - 545 6th Ave, 604-690 Columbia St(even side), 604-692 Nicola St. - 16 p. Rte 320 – 483-587 9th Ave, 801-991 Battle St, 804-992 Columbia St (even side), 803-995 Nicola St. 51 p. Rte 322 - 694 11th Ave, 575-694 13th Ave, 10031091 Battle St, 1008-1286 Columbia St, 1004-1314 Nicola St. - 61 p. Rte 324 - 606-795 Pine St. – 30 p. Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St(odd side), 804-987 Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St. - 65 p. Rte 327 – 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. – 38 p. Rte 331 - 984-987 9th Ave, 1125 10th Ave, 901-981 Douglas St, 902-999 Munro St, 806990 Pleasant St. – 38 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11179 W. Nicola St. – 50 p. Rte 380 - Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 71 p. Rte 382 – 114-150 Fernie Pl, Fernie Rd, 860-895 Lombard St. – 24 p. Rte 390 – Fernie Crt, 158-400 Fernie Pl, Guerin Creek Way. – 46 p.


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Rte 403 - 405-482 Greenstone Dr, Tod Cres. – 27 p. Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, Bestwick Crt. E & W., 98-279 Bestwick Dr, Morrisey Pl. – 47 p.

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Rte 503 - Fleming Circ, Hampshire Dr. & Pl. & Hector Dr. – 48 p. Rte 509 - 459-551 Laurier Dr. & 2101-2197 Shaunessy Hill – 47 p.


Rte 581 - Cannel Dr, Cascade St, 15081539 Hillside Dr. & Mellors Pl.-47 p. Rte 582 - 1540-1670 Hillside Dr, 1500-1625 Mt. Dufferin Ave. & Windward Pl.-37 p.

Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 586 - 1505-1584 Mt.Dufferin Cres, 1575 Park Way & 1537-1569 Plateau Pl-27 p. Rte 588 - Davies Pl, 16801754 Hillaisw Pl, Monrwewy Pl. & Scott Pl. – 46 p. Rte 589 - 1200 – 1385 Copperhead Dr. – 52 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr. & Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p.


Rte 602 - Apple Lane, Knollwood Cres, Parkhill Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr. - 47 p. Rte 603 - Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, 1625-1648, 1652-1764 Valleyview Dr. - 40 p. Rte 605 - 1770-1919 Glenwood Dr, Knollwood Dr, Vicars Rd. – 61 p. Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815–1899 Valleyview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 1909-2003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Rte 608 - Curlew Pl, & Rd, 1925-1980 Glenwood Dr. – 70 p. Rte 618 - Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, 2509-2552 Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd. & 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p.


Rte 667 – Birkenhead Dr, & Pl, 1674-1791 Cheakamus Dr, Similkameen Pl. – 64 p.


Rte 4 - 727-795 Crestline St. & 2412 – 2741 Tranquille Rd.-70 p. Rte 14 - 2399-2305 Briarwood Ave, McInnes Pl, Richards Pl. & Wallace Pl. – 37 p.

Rte 15 - Bossert Ave, 2195 Parkcrest Ave. & 1054-1094 Schreiner St.-55 p. Rte 19 – Downie Pl & St, Moody Ave & Pl. 23072391 Tranquille Rd. – 49 p. Rte 21 - 2300-2397 Fleetwood Ave, Fleetwood Crt & Pl, 1003-1033 Schreiner St, 1020-1050 Westgate St. – 53 p. Rte 61 - Popp St, Stratford Pl, 1371-1413 Tranquille Rd, Waterloo Pl, Woodstock Pl. – 39 p.


Rte 106 -1239-1289 10th St, Cranbrook Pl, Creston Pl, 949-1033 & 1035-1045 Halston Ave, Kimberley Cres. - 73 p. Rte 112 - 701-779 10th St, 702-717 9th St, Kirkland Pl, 806-870 Renfrew Ave, 865-925 Tranquille Rd, & 1063 Tranquille Rd. – 78 p. Rte 153 - Kemano St. & Seton Pl. – 36 p. Rte154 - Belmont Cres, Cumberland Ave, Patricia Ave & Qualicum Pl. – 70 p.


Rte 175 – Norfolk Crt, Norview Pl, 821-991 Norview Rd. – 38 p.


Rte 253 - Irving Pl, 2401-2477 Parkview Dr, Rhonmore Cres, 2380 & 2416 Westsyde Rd. - 54 p. Rte 257 - Alpine Terr, Community Pl, 2192-2207 Grasslands Blvd, Grasslands Pl, 881-936 McQueen Dr, Woodhaven Dr. – 53 p. Rte 258 - 806-879 McQueen Dr, Perryville Pl. – 36 p. Rte 260 2040–2185Westsyde Rd. – 24 p.


Rte 701 - Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Todd Rd. – 92 p. Rte 706 - 1078-1298 Lamar Dr, Mo-Lin Pl. - 29 p. Rte 710 - 1350-1399 Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane, 1300-1399 Todd Rd.-43 p, Rte 718 - 1207-1390 Belair Dr. – 23 p. Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 752 - 5600-5998 Dallas Dr, Harper Pl. & 190-298 Harper Rd.-62 p. Rte 754 - Hillview Dr, & Mountview Dr. – 40 p. Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas Dr, McAuley Pl, Melrose Pl, Yarrow Pl. – 72 p. Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 6724-7250 Furrer Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Rd, Stockton Rd. – 40 p. Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. – 57 p


Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr, & Pl. – 61 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 836- Cahilty Cres, Hyas Pl, 4551-4648 Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. Rte 837 - Helmcken Dr, 4654-4802 Spurraway Rd. – 24 p. Rte 842 – 3945-4691 Yellowhead Hwy. – 35 p.




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