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OCTOBER 25, 2019 | Volume 32 No. 86

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Swedish teenaged environmental activist Greta Thunberg stopped in Kamloops on Wednesday afternoon as she and her family travelled to Vancouver from Edmonton. The 16-year-old had been in Alberta, where she led a climate strike rally and met with northern Alberta First Nations. Thunberg, organizer of the Fridays for Future movement, will lead a rally outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Friday morning, followed by a march downtown. En route in the Tesla 3 the family is using on their trips to various cities in North America, Thunberg and her group stopped in Aberdeen. There, they charged the Tesla at the Tourism Kamloops charging station and crossed Hillside Way to grab a bite to eat in Aberdeen Mall. Angie Halas of Kamloops saw Thunberg at the Tourism Kamloops site and ran to greet her and get a photo. ANGIE HALAS/FACEBOOK


As the city awaits word from the province on plans for a joint-use cultural centre in the former Stuart Wood elementary downtown, it appears the project is being held up as Tk’emlups te Secwepemc pursues legal advice. During a community-to-community forum this week, City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin said an application seeking approval to use the building for reasons other than education has been submitted to the province. Approval from Tk’emlups is needed and the province has forwarded the proposal to the First Nation for comments. “We’re anxiously awaiting that,” Trawin said, noting the city has put aside money to explore designs and other community centres, while also eyeing grant funding. A grant issued to Lake Country for a joint cultural centre received 75 per cent of the project funds. Asked about the status of the


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project, Tk’emlups CAO Dessa Gottfriedson told KTW the band assembled an internal working group, which met and has sought legal advice. “From there, I guess you can say, we’re just acting on that legal advice,” she said. Specific details would not be disclosed about said advice, but Gottfriedson said the band is trying to find common ground without jeopardizing title and rights. The Stuart Wood property was originally given to the city by the province for educational purposes. Once that use ceased, with the school’s closure in 2016, the title reverted to the province. Gottfriedson said the province gave away land it never owned. “We’re very open to collaborating with the city,” Gottfriedson said. “And we just have to ensure that, when it comes to title and rights, that we’re not jeopardizing that.” See CITY EYES, A6




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The annual KTW Christmas Cheer Fund campaign has begun. This is the sixth year that KTW has been behind the Christmas Cheer Fund, having picked it up from the Kamloops Daily News and Gregg Drinnan in 2014. The money raised from the fund will support four charities: Kamloops Brain Injury Association, Out of the Cold, The Mustard Seed and the Y Women’s Emergency Shelter. Though new charities are selected every two years, the Y Women’s Emergency Shelter has a permanent place on the list at the request of Drinnan, who originally created the fundraiser. A fifth charity, the Falcon Program — an childrenfocused initiative run out of the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops in 2018-2019 — is not operating this year. Some organizations are

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able to use the funds for larger projects, such as The Mustard Seed, which upgraded its outreach centre kitchen last year, allowing the group to maintain meal programs at an optimum level. For other organizations, Cheer funds allow them to keep the lights on without the constant need to scramble for money. “They have to spend as much time focusing on getting and applying for funds as they do doing the work for which they need the money,” said Tim Shoults, operations manager of Aberdeen Publishing, KTW’s parent company. Shoults is proud of KTW’s continued support of the Christmas Cheer Fund, noting there are many parts of the holiday fundraiser he enjoys. “It’s hard to narrow it down to one because there’s so many different heartwarming moments,” he said.” A number of fundraising events are planned in the coming weeks, including a dinner at The Commodore on Nov. 27,



for which tickets are $25. Also in the coming weeks, readers of KTW will learn more about the work the four charities are doing and how they will be putting Christmas Cheer money to work. KTW will also be highlighting some of the generous corporate sponsors and thirdparty events that help raise the much-needed funds. Every dollar counts, even the handfuls of change that children bring in after going door-to-door in their neighbourhoods. “There’s something special about seeing kids learn charity and practise charity from an early age,” Shoults said. “Those people are going to be the fundraisers, the philanthropists and the community activists, running those charities and doing that good work in the future. That gives me a lot of hope for our community.” Donations can be made directly at the KTW office at 1365B Dalhousie Drive or online at kamloopsthisweek. com/cheer.

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Some familiar local faces will be taking to the stage this weekend to showcase the newest in fashion trends while helping raise money for the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund. The Passion for Fashion Show will take place at Northills Centre on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund are welcome and appreciated. The Cheer Fund annually raises money for local charities. This year’s recipients are Y Women’s Emergency Shelter, The Mustard Seed, Kamloops Brain Injury Association and the Out of the Cold shelter. Kamloops This Week sales representative Jodi Lawrence helped put the event together. “We’ve been kind of moulding the idea for a couple of months,” she said. “Then it finally started to come together.” There will be about 50 seats outside of The Source in the North Kamloops mall, with room for additional attendees who don’t mind standing. Stan Bailly DJ Services will be providing music for the event, while KTW promotions director Tara Holmes will be the master of ceremonies. Among the recognizable faces suiting up for the modelling gig are Kamloops councillors Arjun Singh, Kathy Sinclair and Bill Sarai, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce executive director Acacia Pangilinan, United Way executive director Danalee Baker, Community Futures Thompson Country program manager Julie Bayman, KTW staffers Kate Potter, Linda Skelly and Max Patel and CFJC-TV broadcaster Tanya Cronin. The fashionable outfits that will adorn the models are courtesy of Suzanne’s, Lush Wear, Ardene’s, Cain’s Independent Grocer, Prima Bridal and Moores. Attendees will have the chance to win some great prizes, including tickets to Kamloops Blazers games, a gift basket from Shopper’s Drug Mart and gift certificates to the Chopped Leaf. For more information and to donate to the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund, go online to kamloops

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You and your Halloween pumpkins are invited to Kamloops’ first-ever Pumpkin Smash, 10:00 am–2:00 pm, on Saturday, November 2, at the parking lot for McArthur Island soccer fields 1 and 2.

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

Participants will be able to drop, smash, and roll their jack-o’-lanterns during this free, family-friendly event that promotes composting pumpkins after Halloween. Bring your largest pumpkin to drop from a great height and watch it smash! Stick around for a big drop by Kamloops Fire Rescue at 1:00 pm.

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 Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street West 7:00 pm - Public Hearing (new location) Valley First Lounge, Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne Street

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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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Almost half of all crashes with pedestrians happen between October and January. Even when drivers proceed with caution, pedestrians are hard to see when visibility is poor.

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LOCAL NEWS Kamloops Coun. Arjun Singh raised the issue at last week’s ThompsonNicola Regional District meeting and again this week during a community to community forum between the city and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc. “What we’re seeing sometimes is that when the province engages only First Nations communities at the beginning and doesn’t even have local governments at the table, the outcomes can be not as good at the end,” he told Kamloops This Week. KTW FILE PHOTO


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As the province works toward implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in an era of reconciliation, a Kamloops councillor and Union of BC Municipalities past-president wants local and regional governments at the table. Calling it a “practical consideration,” Arjun Singh raised the issue at last week’s ThompsonNicola Regional District meeting and again this week during a community to community forum between the city and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc. “What we’re seeing sometimes is that when the province engages only First Nations communities at the beginning and doesn’t even have local governments at the table, the outcomes can be not as good at the end,” Singh told KTW. “A good example of that is what happened with the mountain caribou in the east parts of the province, where, basically, the province was in negotiation with some Indigenous groups in the northeast of the province. Then people in the end, when it became public, were suspicious and unhappy.” On Oct. 17, the TNRD heard from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources and a representative of the five Nicola Valley First Nations chiefs about a pilot project in the Nicola Valley that aims to better protect water systems. The regional district was told a historic, first-of-its-kind agreement to manage water resources was signed in 2018 between the province and Indigenous governments.

“There’s not enough water, there’s too many demands on water,” Nadia Joe, representing the five Nicola chiefs, told the TNRD. Forests ministry representative Tammy Caruso said the province is committed to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with the pilot project’s goal reconciliation and working with First Nations partners to address water issues in the Nicola watershed. Underway are a series of projects and meetings, which included the TNRD presentation. However, the process thus far has irked Merritt Mayor Linda Brown. “The City of Merritt is not part of this at all,” Brown told the TNRD board. “And about a year ago, I had a discussion with the chiefs and they just said, ‘No, you’re not part of this study, but we’ll keep you in mind as we go through it.’ So, when I’m hearing them talk about too many demands on the water and solutions that could potentially be put forward from this group, I have difficulty not being involved in it because this runs right through our city.” Acknowledging the importance of the province implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including in environmental assessments and child and family issues, Singh raised the issue of local government involvement. He advised the delegation he has recently experienced engagement issues with communities and stressed the role of municipalities in explaining issues impacting constituents. In addition, Singh wants a clear process for resolving potential disputes. He made a notice of motion to send

letters to the province and Nicola chiefs, requesting the TNRD be included in the process. That motion carried. “Ultimately, we want to do this in a very respectful way… but I think it’s important for them to also know that it’s something we’re interested in being involved with,” Singh said in making his motion. “This is going to replicate itself for the regional district many times over the next many years. And if we don’t get these first things right, we’re going to have trouble doing it, the further the process goes. I think it’s important for us to salvage that right off the bat. That’s something I’d like to see happen.” Singh returned to the issue on Monday during a community-tocommunity forum between the city and Tk’emlups. The meeting had turned toward talks between the First Nation and province over the future of the former Stuart Wood elementary, a downtown heritage site eyed as a future KamloopsTk’emlups joint-use cultural site and museum. Singh said he hopes the city will be included in talks based on the “very good” relationship between Kamloops and Tk’emlups. Singh told KTW he does not feel the city has thus far been left out of that process, but hopes to maintain a good working relationship in the future. Tk’emlups Coun. Katy Gottfriedson called the situation “complicated” and said she understands the frustration, noting First Nations have for generations lived with the frustration of not being consulted in issues. “We hope to work collaboratively and getting that cleaned up in the near future,” she said.

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LOCAL NEWS In June 2016, the Kamloops-Thompson school district closed Stuart Wood elementary. The downtown heritage building has been empty since then. Under the property’s covenant, the city retains control of the property as long as its use is educational; otherwise, control of the land and building reverts to the province. An application seeking approval to use the building for reasons other than education has been submitted by the city to the province. Approval from Tk’emlups te Secwépemc is needed and the province has forwarded the proposal to the First Nation for comments. KTW FILE PHOTO

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Another issue that came up at Monday’s community-to-community forum was the Stuart Wood cultural centre’s potential to compete with the Secwépemc Museum and Heritage Park. The band has limited resources, the forum heard. Furthermore, Gottfriedson added, the museum is the official repository of the Secwépemc Nation. Archeological discoveries, such as recent ancestral remains found during construction on West Victoria Street in downtown Kamloops, go to the museum on the reserve. “For us, if we have a partnership with the city, those are the kinds of details we need to work out, be mindful of,” Gottfriedson told KTW. “Is that, I guess you could say, extending that repository status? Which really, TteS, we can’t speak on behalf of the whole Secwépemc nation.

“We are only one of the 17 bands. That responsibility lies with us, with our neighbouring bands. For us to potentially open up that opportunity with someone who is not Secwépemc, it might not be in our best interests to do that.” The city plans to move its Kamloops Museum and Archives into Stuart Wood and feature the history of the city, Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, the railroads and the Hudson’s Bay Company. Also envisioned is a garden featuring indigenous plants, retail opportunities for artisans and references to the Secwépemc language. Asked what would be different between a joint Stuart Wood cultural centre and the Secwépemc museum already in existence — and whether the two museums would duplicate one another and whether the centre could detract from the Secwépemc museum — Gottfriedson called the Secwépemc Museum and Heritage Park “authentic.”

“Ours is a showcase of our heritage by our people, where we’re at right now,” she said. “So, we have that more intimate understanding of the culture and are portraying it — I don’t want to say accurately — but we have a more invested way in how our culture is shared and how our heritage is shared. “That’s really important to us. As you can see, TteS is wanting and willing to collaborate with the city, mostly to build that relationship, but to ensure that our heritage and our history and our culture is accurately portrayed, as well.” Asked to evaluate how Secwépemc history is portrayed at the city museum, Gottfriedson pointed to an upcoming November exhibit on taxidermy, which she said was collaboratively executed and accurately portrays Secwépemc use of animals. “That was a true example of collaboration,” she said.





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Proponents of a performing-arts centre proposal in Kamloops say they are pleased council directed city staff to review its business case. Council voted 9-0 on Tuesday in favour of the review, with a report expected back in early November. “We’re very pleased with the direction that council moved forward today,” Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society chair Norm Daley told supporters and reporters during a press conference immediately after the decision at city hall. “They’ve asked for an action plan. That’s what we’re looking for today.” The society has an ambitious timeline, pushing to approve, build and open the centre at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Seymour Street within four years. The society is eyeing a grant application deadline of midNovember and wants shovels in the ground in 2021, with doors to open fall 2023. Coun. Arjun Singh cautioned against rushing the project, expressing desire for a thorough engagement process in the wake of the failed referendum of 2015. Mayor Ken Christian, however, noted this arts centre proposal is new. Some key differences include a $20-million price tag reduction, elimination of an attached parkade, a grassroots community effort pushing the project and no tax increase expected — at least to build the facility. (Operating costs could result in a tax hike, though that is currently unknown.) The business case requests city funding of between $30 million to $45 million, money which could be rolled over from debt payments when the Tournament Capital

Centre debt is paid off. Still, the community would be required to approve the project because it would be paid back in more than five years. That can be done in two ways. The first method for consent is the most common way in which the city lends such funds, called counterpetition. Essentially, the city puts residents on notice through advertisements in the paper and otherwise of its intentions to lend money for the project. Residents then have the opportunity to counter-petition, which requires opposition from 10 per cent of the city’s taxpayers within 30 days. If that doesn’t happen, the project is automatically approved. The other opportunity to gain consent for lending is by sending the request to referendum. That is what happened in 2015 for a different proposal to borrow $49 million for a $91-million facility. It failed 54 per cent to 46 per cent. Ron Fawcett, the philanthropist and businessman who has since spearheaded this resurrected push for a new performing-arts centre, said he believes the new project should go to a referendum. “I’m a taxpayer,” he said. “I think that they went once to the taxpayers — and this is a personal opinion, not the city’s or anything — I don’t think it’s the right thing to do if the city said, ‘OK, you turned it down once, we’re going to do it without going back to you.’ “But that’s my personal [opinion], as a taxpayer. I think we have to go back and ask the electorate. If you said no once, do you now approve again? Personally, from the contact I’ve had, I think we’ve had great support.” Asked of plans to counter potential opposition to the project,

A rendering of what the performing-arts centre might look like if it rises downtown at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue.

Fawcett said he would explain the project more deeply. Selling memberships has given the society a chance to talk to residents about the project one on one, answer questions, quash misinformation and provide regular updates via a newsletter and a website. The society has sold about 2,000 memberships and will continue to sell the, for $2 each in order to continue to grow its base of supporters and to update residents on the project. The goal is to sign up every person in Kamloops. “We’ve had a very positive response to our efforts and we’re going to continue to do them,” Daley said. For more information, go online to Fawcett called the new proposal a “far superior project.” One complaint he has heard is that the building is too fancy. “But if you look at that building when we designed it, it’s all square boxes. The only thing that’s fancy is the front,” he said. Asked about the front floor-to-ceiling glazing, he replied: “If we square that off, it would save $1.5 million dollars. Other than that, the site has been designed with cost in mind from day one.” Asked if the location is non-negotiable,

Daley said engagement in 2015 determined it to be the “right site,” close to transit, other facilities and an ability to utilize the Telus Annex building next door, purchased and donated by the Fawcetts. “You can’t build it cheaper anywhere else, I don’t care if the land is free,” Fawcett said. Arts groups will utilize the Telus Annex space for administrative purposes. However, those groups will not be required to contribute financially to the PAC. Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and Western Canada Theatre are listed as partners. Daley said the society will engage with the groups members during fundraising efforts. Fawcett said the proposed city-controlled board that will oversee operations of the facility would determine operating agreements, but financial contribution to the capital investment will not be required. Neither would money from taxpayers in Sun Peaks, Sun Rivers or rural residents — who would undoubtedly benefit from such a facility — be required to contribute financially. To that, Fawcett pointed to user fees. For more information on the arts centre proposal, go online to kamloopsthisweek. com and read previous stories.

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WILL ELECTORAL REFORM EVER ARRIVE? The results of the federal election are in and the Liberals are back. They won the most seats and will form a minority government, but they are not doing it with the blessing of a majority of Canadians. Less than 35 per cent of us voted for them. In the last two elections that gave one party a majority government, the Liberals and Conservatives received 39.5 per cent and 39.6 per cent of the popular vote, respectively. In fact, one has to go all the way back to 1958 — when John Diefenbaker’s Progressive Conservatives took 206 of the then265 seats in the House — to find an election in which the winning party got more than 50 per cent of the vote. That is the nature of our multi-party, first past the post (FPTP) system. We are not necessarily advocating for proportional representation. However, it is instructional to look at how the election might have turned out had Justin Trudeau kept his promise to make 2015 the last time Canadians elected an FPTP government. As of last week’s polls, the Conservatives and Liberals would have each won about 110 seats, with the NDP grabbing approximately 60 seats and both the Greens and Bloc Quebecois taking in the neighbourhood of 30 seats. That is very different than the current makeup of the House of Commons, but also much more in line with the representation Canadians wanted. The majority of Canadians has once again rejected the idea that any one party has the correct vision to move the country forward. The leadership we need is not going to come from the one party who happened to get the most seats out of a flawed electoral process. You don’t get to just ignore the 65 per cent of voters who did not vote for you. If we are to have the leadership we need, it will have to come from every MP from every party putting aside their partisanship, rolling up their sleeves and working together for the benefit of the country as a whole. Every election cycle, we hear lots of talking the talk about doing politics differently. It is time for our elected officials to start walking the walk. It is not too much to ask. — Black Press



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U.S. insurance company is running amusing TV ads in which a 1970s-era couple calls up a page on the “information superhighway.” When it finally loads, all they get is a phone number. In another scene, they jump in their AMC Gremlin and head out to renew their car insurance. “Should be back in two hours,” the mullet-haired driver says on his CB radio. I was reminded of these commercials while discussing with Attorney General David Eby the latest evolution of our great 1970s public utility — the Insurance Corporation of B.C. The topic was competition for collision and other optional coverage and how that works — or doesn’t work. Eby began by denying there is any obstacle for private insurers to compete for optional coverage, which he has argued is the main cause of big increases being faced by new drivers. Private insurers insist there is and, by the end of our chat, Eby was inclined to agree. Eby’s overhaul of ICBC rates took effect in September, after he vowed to douse the “dumpster fire” of billion-dollar deficits. Contrary to political claims, this is no longer inflated by government scooping revenues. That ended a few years ago as deficits ballooned due to soaring crash rates, injury awards and


VICTORIA legal costs. Basic rates are going up as much as 12 per cent for new drivers and there are new procedures motorists face when renewing their insurance. The competition problem can be seen when shopping around to see if you can get a better deal on optional coverage than ICBC offers. First, do a web search for “ICBC driver abstract” to find how to have your driving history and claims record emailed to you. If you don’t use a computer, you can call 1-800-663-3051 and have it mailed or faxed to you. You can also have the abstract emailed directly from ICBC to a private insurer, if you can find one. Again, the “information superhighway” produces a few search results, but as the Insurance Bureau of Canada reports, there are only a couple

of private companies offering meaningful competition in B.C. Bureau vice-president Aaron Sutherland explained how it looks from an insurance broker’s point of view. Customer walks in, asks for a quote on optional coverage. He likely doesn’t have a copy of his driving record in hand and, unlike other provinces, ICBC doesn’t allow competitors to get it directly. Customer either gets coverage on faith or is asked to retrieve the record and send it in. The government monopoly controls not only driving records, but geographical accident data, which means private insurers are often steering blindfolded as they take on new customers. From the driver’s point of view, there aren’t going to be enormous savings here, especially since so few companies attempt to compete with ICBC on unfair terms. Eby assured me he is concerned about this and willing to help. But he added that no policy work has yet been done. Sutherland wrote to Eby a year ago, offering to have member companies pay a fee for direct access to ICBC driver information. When I asked him about it, Eby said he had forgotten about the letter. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press

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MINING ACT NEEDS TO BE UPDATED Editor: Re: ('Claim stake has Kamloops couple calling for change in mining laws,' Oct. 9): The Wild West is alive and thriving in Kamloops. We and a few others, mainly Mayor Jose Osborne of the District of Tofino, have been trying for years to get some movement on improving the BC Mineral Tenure Act via our Kamloops council, the Union of BC Municipalities and the provincial government, yet nothing has occurred. Is this finally the beginning of a fair community process for all? Bill Hadgkiss Kamloops

Editor: We fund government carbon taxes and we still do not know where this huge amount of income for government is going. It is the time for taxpayers to demand changes, one of which should be for carbon tax money to go toward environmental initiatives, rather than be deposited in the general revenue pot, to be used for everything else. There are many articles about our

environment, climate change and so on, but there has not been anything significantly done by government officials at all levels. Why are loggers protesting their job losses by driving 200 polluting trucks to Vancouver? Why are old-growth forests logged? What a shame for Canada. Those trees produce — or once produced — such a huge benefit for all living creatures and their environment.


Declan Bourassa experienced Oktoberfest in style when visiting the event at The Dunes at Kamloops last weekend. To see more photos from the autumn celebration, go online to kamloopsthisweek. com and click on the Community tab.

OUR SYSTEM IS FAILING ALL OF US Editor: I am unsettled by two recent KTW articles (Claim stake has Kamloops couple calling for change in mining laws,' Oct. 9) and ((‘Kamloops man describes wild ride in the back of his stolen truck,’ Oct. 18). The law should reflect and represent society’s values. Instead, it’s flaunted and hidden behind. I believe in the process of law, yet loudly applaud Francis. To the Knutsford residents with mining claims on their properties, I hope Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone can help fix things. If not, get a couple of pit bulls. Sadly, the system is failing. Noel Summers Kamloops

Why do we have to pay the carbon tax, yet forestry companies leave piles of wood behind to be burned? What hypocrisy. And, when somebody takes it for a good use, the forests ministry confiscates the wood, so it can be burned and contribute to CO2 emissions. We should ask governments of all levels for something better for all of us. Vera Durst Logan Lake

KUDOS TO HONEST WALMART WORKER Editor: It is very easy to be critical, but being thankful should be easier, which is what I would like to do. On a recent Sunday afternoon, I checked out my groceries at Walmart, took my cart to the car and loaded the goods into the trunk. At another store, a fair distance from Walmart, I reached for my purse and found it wasn't there. After searching my vehicle, I realized I must have left it at Walmart. By this time, I was in panic mode. After checking in at Walmart's customer service desk, I learned, to my relief, that my purse had been turned in with everything intact. A Walmart employee found it outside in the cart. I wish I could personally thank them, but this will be the next best thing. A heartfelt thank you to that employee. You made my day. Helen Phillipa Kamloops

TALK BACK Q&A: We asked: Which KamloopsThompson-Cariboo candidate gets your vote in the Oct. 21 federal election?


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Building statistics in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District through three quarters of the year show a decline over last year. This September was a slower month than September 2018, with 39 permits worth $7.1 million issued, compared to 63 permits worth $9.8 million handed out during the same month last year. Overall this year, permits are down 10 per cent, to 322 from 360, and values are down eight per cent, to $64.1 million from $69.8 million. TNRD development services director Regina Sadilkova doesn’t put too much stock in the numbers, however, calling 2018 — a record-breaking year with large projects — “extraordinarily busy.” Permits expected to hit the books before the end of the year include seven applications for single-family dwellings in Tobiano, in addition to foundation permits for construc-

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TAKE VIRTUAL TOUR OF 2141 Think new technology preserving old technology. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is offering a virtual look at the city’s historic 2141 steam engine, with the hopes of preserving it for cinematic and educational purposes for years to come. In partnership with the Arc/K Project, more than 18,000

photographs of the old steam engine have been rendered three-dimensional to produce an immersive virtual reality tour. The Arc/k Project aims to preserve digitally endangered sites around the world. It has also documented Icelandic glaciers, Belize’s coral reefs and the city of Palmyra in Syria. Book a time to take part in the virtual reality experience in Kamloops on Oct. 25 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Oct. 30 (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and Oct. 31 (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by registering through the two local library locations at 250-372-5145 or 250-554-1124. For more on the project, go online to


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“It’s really pointy,” Freeman said. “You won’t want to climb it,” he said, noting the chain link fence along the Riverside walking path would remain in place. On the land to be acquired, the city plans to plant grass, mirroring landscaping and design along other parts of the downtown arterial route. The area at the moment is often used as makeshift parking. Trawin said the city is also exploring the possibility of fitting in some designated stalls. “This would not be a cash addition to the project,” Trawin said, noting final costs will depend on how the agreement comes together. Freeman said the city is hoping to finalize a deal with the railway over the winter months.

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The security fence would be decorative, seven-feet tall and stretch from the bridge to First Avenue. Costs would be offset by a Transport Canada fund the city can apply for, which would cover half the cost of the fencing project to help even out the numbers in the swap, Freeman said. City Chief Administrative Officer David Trawin told KTW earlier this year the railway has safety concerns regarding people crossing the track and cutting a chain link fence to access the South Thompson River, so the city is proposing to mitigate those concerns with better fencing in exchange for the land. Providing security for both the businesses and railway, the fence is designed to be aesthetically pleasing, but also deter people from climbing over it.









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Sagebrush day care bid off to public hearing JESSICA WALLACE


A day care slated for the Sagebrush neighbourhood will go to a public hearing. Council on Tuesday voted unanimously on Tuesday to send the rezoning and development permit application to the hearing, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Valley First Lounge at Sandman Centre. The project is a partnership between Arpa Investments, which is redeveloping much of the Tranquille Corridor, the City of Kamloops and Children’s Circle Daycare. Children’s Circle Daycare, a non-profit agency, was displaced

from its existing facility on Third Avenue as a result of the Royal Inland Hospital expansion project. Arpa initially eyed land in Valleyview to build the non-profit a new day care. However, that fell through and the city and Arpa have since entered into a land swap deal in order to pave way for a new facility in Sagebrush (South Kamloops). Proposed for land between McMurdo Drive, Fraser Street and Ninth Avenue is a 13,000-square-foot facility for 127 children, including an after-school program. To build it, the land needs to be rezoned from multi-family to allow for a commercial day care.

Have your say on proposed storage yard An application to rezone commercial property in Dallas for an outdoor industrial equipment storage yard will go to a public hearing. Kamloops council voted unanimously on Tuesday to send the rezoning application for 9459 Dallas Dr. to a hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Given the property’s proximity to silt bluffs, the city’s planning and development manager, Rod Martin, explained it will be difficult to provide municipal water and sewer services to the site, limiting the property’s commercial uses. He said staff recommend the rezoning as a suitable use for a “challenging site.” The closest housing approved in the area is about one kilometre west of the property. The public hearing will take place in the Valley First Lounge at Sandman Centre.

Upon review ... A third-party review of three challenging city projects has concluded city processes are “effective,” the city’s civic operations director, Jen Fretz, told council Tuesday, while offering ways in which the city could improve going forward. The city hired Turnbull Construction Project Managers, a project management company, to review the Tournament Capital Centre track replacement, Westsyde Pool roof and envelope remediation and the Kamloops Fire Rescue training burn building projects. The trio was chosen based on complexities, challenges and because they were completed by different contractors. The company reviewed documents, conducted site reviews and had conversations with city staff involved with projects. Fretz said the review found most issues were resolved quickly, with no cost or scheduling impacts. Suggested improvements included alternative procurement contracts, adding time contingencies — especially to renovation projects — and a pool of standby, third-party consultants and contractors to supplement limited resources.

Once built, the nonprofit would become owner of the day care. Arpa, meanwhile,

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Stolen pickup truck? There’s an app for that A Kamloops man used a vehicle-locator app to find his stolen pickup truck, which was then recovered by Mounties. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said police received a report on Oct. 18 that a Chevrolet pickup truck had been stolen on the North Shore. The truck owner was able to track his vehicle using an App called My Chevrolet. “The owner gave the location to the police, who surveilled the location for 15 minutes when they saw a man walk towards the stolen vehicle and then get into it,” Shelkie said. “Officers then apprehended the male without incident.” Shelkie said technology helped police find the stolen truck, which was recovered with no damage sustained. A 24-year-old man from Kamloops was taken into custody on a previous outstanding warrant. Charges related to the stolen truck are pending.

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Dorrington, 37, are facing charges of assault with a weapon, dangerous driving and possession of stolen property. The allegations stem from an Oct. 16 incident involving a truck belonging to Francis Payette. Police have said they arrested two people following a series of incidents involving a stolen pickup truck. Payette told KTW he had a friend call him after spotting his stolen flatbed pickup in Brocklehurst. Payette said he confronted the people inside the truck and





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Bike track gets the nod will not be as steep. “Basically, it’s a great way to learn to ride a BMX bike or mountain bike,” Putnam said. Similar city facilities are located in Dufferin and beside the skateboard park in Rayleigh. The Kamloops Bike Ranch in Juniper also has circuit, but it is not managed by the city. “They seem to be gaining popularity, just like skateboard parks were 20 years ago,” Putnam said. The track comes at the request of the Westsyde Neighbourhood Association, which will pitch in the dirt for the project. Funding for the project will come out of the city’s $75,000 annual parks capital upgrade fund in 2020. Putnam said the city receives many requests for parks in dif-



Westsyde residents can tune up their bikes this winter in anticipation of a new bike track to be built in Centennial Park next year. Council on Tuesday unanimously supported building a bike track in passive green space in the park at a cost of $8,000. It will be constructed in the spring and is expected to be operational by summer. City parks manager Jeff Putnam explained the all-ages bike circuit will be dirt-based and include manmade berms and corners, as well as small jumps. It will differ from a former BMX track on McArthur Island in that the corners

ferent neighbourhoods and it considers them on a case-bycase basis, depending on costs, feasibility and support from the city’s parks master plan. The most popular requests are for dog and water parks. Putnam said dog ownership appears to be on the rise in Kamloops. Areas of the city that have requested such facilities are in the east end: Valleyview, Barnhartvale and Dallas. “I’m probably dealing with more requests for dog-related parks than human,” Putnam said. A dog park could be eyed as part of Geneva Park in Valleyview, Putnam said, a riverfront park pitched as part of the Orchard’s Walk development. More on that, he said, could come as early as the new year.

Save money, bike to activity The city is providing an incentive to commute on two wheels. As part of GoByBike Weeks, held from Oct. 21 to Nov. 3, the city is reimbursing residents for city programs or activities they travel to by bicycle. Applicable programs include drop-in pickleball, co-ed volleyball, dance classes, guitar lessons and art programs.

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cesses were fast-tracked by IH and the city. The two are thankful to all those who helped them make the moves. Keith gave a shout out to Thompson Valley Restoration, which removed walls, painted and did electrical work in her new room, free of charge. “I would not [have] been able to have opened at all, not a chance, without their help,” she said. Keith said Top 40 Woodworks also donated and installed countertops free of charge, adding she received a good price on new flooring from Bridgeport Flooring. Service Plus installed a new sink in the room for free and donated the services of a cube van to help with the move, which involved help from many family and friends, she said.

Greenman said she also received plenty of help moving into her new space from family members. The day cares were licensed and operational at their new locations at 750 Cottonwood Ave. in North Kamloops at the beginning of October. Keith said her kids are settling in nicely, noting there was minimal disruption for Happy Honeybees, as it missed only two days of operation. Greenman’s Lil Scholars missed just one day of operation. The Big Little Science Centre also moved from the Happyvale site to make room for students of the Twin Rivers Education Centre. They gave up their space at George Hilliard elementary to make way for Parkcrest students. At the moment, students

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The team amassing the most points wins. In academics, the TRU team will participate in business case competitions in finance, marketing and strategy and a mystery case the team will be presented with on the spot. In sports, teams will play futsal — a game similar to soccer, but played on a hard court surface — and a marathon of five competitions, which includes a three-legged race.

As a part of the spirit portion of the competition, TRU is tasked with raising funds for the Games’ charity partner, the Open Science Network. There is also a team dance competition in which teams will be challenged to cut the best rug. Dsouza said the team has been meeting every week to prepare for the Games, with the help of the club’s two coaches and professors — Dr. Nancy Southin and Dr. Warveni Jap — who will be with the team every step of the way with guidance and support. She said the competition is a valuable networking opportunity for students who can hone their business skills, noting the Games also help build TRU’s reputation around the province. If the squad wins in Vancouver, it will head to the Canadian MBA Games in Toronto in January. This is the fourth consecutive year a team from TRU has attended the provincial Games. While TRU finished third overall in last year’s five-team competition, the club won the fundraising and video portion of the Games, capturing the Mann’s Cup for that event.


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Patients and staff at Royal Inland Hospital have a healthy new option for mealtime thanks to a nearby restaurant. For a $2 delivery fee, AhhYay Wellness Cafe has begun hand-delivering orders into the hospital. The cafe, located on the campus of Royal Inland Hospital in the clinical services building, is promoting the delivery as a healthy alternative to hospital food. “We’ll literally run the food up to anybody in the hospital,” cafe owner Natalie Peace-Young (above) told KTW. “We’ll deliver anything on our menu. We’re just trying to do something different than the traditional hospital food.” Peace-Young said AhhYay is considering opening its delivery service to Ponderosa Lodge. The first delivery, on Oct. 17, was to Dr. Alan Vukusic in the emergency room.

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There may be more gym space the general community can use when Parkcrest elementary in Brocklehurst is rebuilt. The City of Kamloops is partnering with School District 73 to create a large gym space in the rebuilt Parkcrest elementary in order to add more court space in the city — a need identified in the municipality’s recreation master plan. During a meeting on Wednesday between the city and SD73, board of education chair Kathleen Karpuk invited the city to partner with the district on the project to create the space accommodating community activities. “Make it more of an asset for the community above and beyond just a school,” Karpuk said. It’s a step that’s been taken

before, notably at Pacific Way elementary in Aberdeen, where the gymnasium is larger than that typically found at elementary schools, to allow community groups to use it. Parkcrest was destroyed by fire on Sept. 5, but due to emergency funding, the Ministry of Education is rebuilding the facility where it once stood as quickly as possible. City CAO David Trawin told KTW the city and SD73 have been in talks regarding the partnership since the fire and will continue to discuss costs before bringing a proposal back to council. Trawin said the school district will complete the design and cost estimates comparing an elementary school gymnasium with a regular-sized gym, for which the city would pay the difference. “It makes sense dollar-wise,” Trawin said, adding this route would be cheaper than paying for an entirely new facility.

SD73 facilities director Art McDonald said funding approval for the new school will hopefully come through next spring, noting the district will need to hear back from the city by the end of November, when he puts the project report together. Trawin hopes to find out what the exact cost on the city’s part will be. If approved by council, the cost will be added to the municipality’s supplemental budget in the spring. If the city goes this route, the gym space will be available for the general public to rent out after school hours. “Elementary basketball hoops, some of them are eight feet [tall]. These could be potentially 10 feet,” Trawin said. “This would be a regular-sized gym so you could have adult basketball games. You could have other things in there where you couldn’t do that in an elementary school gym.”


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VICTORIA — British Columbia has become the first province in Canada to introduce legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, mandating the government to bring its laws and policies into harmony with the aims of the declaration. The legislation does not set a timeline for achieving its goals, but the minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation said in a statement it “is about ending discrimination and conflict in our province, and instead ensuring more economic justice and fairness.” “Let’s make history,” Scott Fraser told the legislature Thursday. Fraser said the legislation is modelled on a federal bill that died on the Senate order paper when Parliament adjourned for Monday’s election. The UN declaration requires governments to obtain “free and informed consent” from Indigenous groups before approving any project affecting their lands or resources, but Fraser said neither the legislation nor the declaration includes wording that grants a veto over resource development projects. Indigenous leaders addressed the concern in speeches to the legislature. Terry Teegee, regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, said making history is not for the faint of heart. “Some people will oppose this law because of their fears about what an era of mutual consent means,” he said. “I want to say strongly and clearly here: this declaration law is not about providing any government with veto rights.” Consent is about a process to achieve agreement, he said. “Consent is the future. Most simply put, it’s about coming together as governments, as people seeking to find common ground.” Cheryl Casimer of the First Nations Summit said she was pleased to bear witness to the province acting on its commitment to implement the declaration. “Do you hear it? The sky did not fall,” she quipped, to laughter and applause. Fraser said the legislation was drafted following consultation with a

wide range of groups and organizations, including Indigenous, business and government leaders. The declaration contains 46 articles, including that Indigenous Peoples have the right to self-determination, which means they can determine their political status and pursue economic, social and cultural development. Another article calls for an independent process to be established to recognize and adjudicate Indigenous Peoples’ rights pertaining to their lands and resources. The declaration also grants Indigenous groups the right to redress or compensation for traditional lands that have been taken, used or damaged without their free, prior and informed consent. It’s unclear what this will practically look like in B.C., which has almost no treaty settlements with its over 200 First Nations. Premier John Horgan said the past is littered with broken promises for Indigenous Peoples, but the law can bring a new future. “This bill is important because Indigenous rights are human rights,” he said. “We all want to live in a province where the standard of living for Indigenous Peoples is the same as every other community in the province. We all want to live in a province where no Indigenous children are in the care of government. Instead, we want to live where there are record numbers of Indigenous students graduating from high school and participating in post-secondary training.” Several environmental groups issued statements supporting the legislation. Sierra Club B.C. said recognizing Indigenous rights in law will help avoid conflict and costly lawsuits, and be good for jobs and the environment. The Assembly of First Nations praised B.C. for leading the way and urged the Canadian government to do the same. “Implementing the UN Declaration through legislation is a positive step for peace, progress and prosperity,” said National Chief Perry Bellegarde in a statement. “This will create greater economic stability and prosperity, because it’s clear that ignoring First Nations rights is the cause of instability and uncertainty.”

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B.C.’s official Opposition is supporting a proposed solution to property tax hikes that are killing small businesses in the province’s cities, adding another voice to a growing chorus that includes business groups, arts organizations, and local governments. The provincial government has said it’s examining the proposed policy, which would allow local governments to create a property tax “subclass” to reduce tax bills that commercial tenants must pay on the unbuilt development potential in the air space above their heads. The situation that threatens the viability of even popular, successful business and leads to vacant storefronts along the main streets of cities. The B.C. Liberal critic for

municipal affairs, Todd Stone, introduced a bill on Wednesday outlining proposed legislative changes, which he said could be implemented in time for the 2020 tax year. “We could pass this bill and have it in place by next Thursday, in time for it to be a tool local governments could use to address this challenge,” said Stone, MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson. But even if the provincial government decides to pursue this particular change, the schedule Stone describes seems unlikely based on statements from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. The problem is that properties are taxed not on their existing use, but based on “highest and best use,” meaning some small businesses operating in older one-storey buildings are taxed as though they were multi-storey mixed commercial-and-condo highrises.

What’s more, all that unbuilt development potential is taxed at the commercial rate, which, in Vancouver, is four times the residential rate. One possible solution has been endorsed by a broad group, as publicly outlined by City of Vancouver staff in July: The province could create a new property tax “subclass,” which would allow municipal governments to use a different lower rate for the development potential above existing buildings. It would be up to local governments how low to set the rate for that subclass, and whether or not they want to use it at all. The issue came up at last month’s annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, where delegates endorsed a resolution calling on the province to enable “implementation of the ‘split assessment through a new com-

mercial subclass’ approach in time for 2020.” But shortly before municipal politicians voted on that resolution, a Ministry of Municipal Affairs spokeswoman told the Vancouver Sun that “this would not be possible to achieve for 2020 implementation.” Stone criticized the B.C. NDP this week for moving too slowly to address this issue while small businesses struggle. “The government’s response is: ‘We’re studying the matter,’ which they’ve been saying for 2½ years,” Stone said. “The problem is getting worse. It doesn’t matter if you’re on South Granville or if you’re on 104th Avenue in Surrey, there are some very significant challenges facing certain neighbourhoods that are being hollowed out of their small businesses.” Of course, the problem didn’t

arise overnight. At a news conference Wednesday, the B.C. Liberals distributed materials citing, among other things, a 2016 blog post about the sky-high property assessments hammering commercial tenants. The post was written by thenVancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs, who is now Premier John Horgan’s chief of staff. When asked this week why the B.C. Liberals didn’t address this issue while in government for the 16 years before the 2017 election, Stone replied that the problem has become far more severe recently in different parts of the province. “And even more importantly, there has never been this broad of a stakeholder group or coalition, including local governments, very importantly, leading the charge, saying: ‘We need these tools,’” Stone said.

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WorkSafeBC – Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. Hereby gives notice of proposed amendments to the Occupational

Health and Safety Regulation (BC reg. 296/97, as amended) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 6:30 PM Tuesday November 5 2019 Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Council gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing at Cahilty Hotel & Suites, 3220 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC, to consider proposed Bylaw Nos. 0141, 2019 and 0142, 2019.

What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 0141, 2019, and Temporary Use Permit Bylaw No. 0142, 2019?

Bylaw 0141 is a change to Zoning Bylaw No. 1400 to rezone 1404 Burfield Drive (legally described as Strata Lot B, District Lots 3043 and 5957, KDYD, Strata Plan KAS3583, and an undivided 1/44 share in Lot 50, District Lot 6281, KDYD, Plan 41697, together with an interest in the common property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the Strata Lot), as shown

outlined in bold on the map at right, from R-1: Residential Single and Two Family Zone to R-1: Residential Single and Two Family Zone with a site specific amendment to enable one secondary residential dwelling unit in the lower level of one half of an existing two-family dwelling (half duplex). Bylaw 0142 is to allow the use of 4 bedrooms in only the upper suite of the half duplex for tourist accommodation use (short-term/nightly rental accommodation) for a 3 year term. The specific conditions are as stipulated in the proposed permit, a part of Bylaw 0142.

All persons who believe that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed Bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. Additionally, they may make written submissions on the matter of these Bylaws (via any of the below options) which must be received at our office prior to 4:00 p.m. on the 4th day of November 2019. The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for this matter.

How do I get more information? A copy of the proposed Bylaws and all supporting information can be inspected from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (except statutory holidays) at our office from October 7, 2019 until 4:00 p.m. the day of the Hearing; or please contact us via any of the below options. No representations will be received by Council after the Public Hearing has been concluded.

WorkSafeBC is holding public hearings for proposed amendments to Parts 8, 16, 20, and 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation:

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danced the Macarena in the empty economy class to stay limber during the 19-hour flight. I don’t think Greta Thunberg would have been pleased. There is a Swedish neologism — flygskam — that has gained some currency among environmental activists in Europe. It means “flightshame,” which is the emotion righteous people should feel if they take a plane trip and contribute to global heating. Thunberg took a sailboat across the Atlantic because the fuel that is burned to get each airline passenger to North America causes warming equivalent to about 10 per cent of the average Swede’s annual carbon footprint. A bit dramatic, maybe, but her point was that flying causes major emissions and the only way to avoid them is not to fly. Aviation accounts for about 2.5 per cent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions at the moment, but the contrails the planes leave in the stratosphere turn into cirrus clouds that reflect heat back to the surface — and that causes an equal amount of heating. So, in reality, five per


WATCH cent of current warming is already due to aviation and industry representatives estimate the number of people flying annually will almost double (to 8.2 billion) in the next 20 years. By then, flying will have grown to 10 per cent of the global heating problem — or even more if we have made good progress on cutting our other emissions. So, must we stop flying? That’s not the way we deal with other climate-related transport problems. We haven’t abolished automobiles; we have just worked on ways of reducing and ultimately eliminating the emissions associated with them. Electric cars now lead the field, but other alternatives may emerge. By contrast, we are told, there are no alter-

City to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra-long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag. The Boeing 787


SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s Qantas last Sunday completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York

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(produced from water by electrolysis). The electricity for both processes comes from solar power and the final product is a high-octane fuel suitable for use in aircraft. It emits carbon dioxide when you burn it, of course, but it’s the same carbon dioxide you extracted from the air at the start. The fuel is carbonneutral. Scaling production up would take a long time and cost a lot, but it would also bring the price down to a commercially viable level. The contrails and cirrus clouds in the stratosphere are a considerably harder problem, but there are a number of measures that would help. Planes are flying so high for two reasons. The air is less dense up there, so you don’t use so much fuel pushing through it. But the main reason, especially for passenger planes, is that there is much less turbulence in the stratosphere than in the lower atmosphere. If planes flew down there, they’d be bouncing around half the time and everybody’s sick bag would be on their knee. So, what can you do about it? Well, contrails only form in air masses

with high humidity and, therefore, only affect between 10 per cent and 20 per cent of flights. With adequate information, most of those flights could simply fly around them. Alternatively, fly below 25,000 feet for that section of the flight and contrails won’t form anyway. It will be more turbulent down there, so in the long run, we should be building aircraft that automatically damp out most of the turbulence. This is probably best achieved by ducted flows of air that instantly counter any sudden changes of altitude, but if aircraft designers started incorporating such ducts into their designs today, they’d only come into regular use in about15 years’ time. The order of business is first, carbon-neutral fuels (half the problem solved), second, flying around or under air masses with high humidity (another quarter solved) and, finally, turbulence-damping aircraft technology. By the way, how is Greta getting home? Read more Gwynne Dyer columns online at, under the Opinion tab.

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Two more research flights are planned as part of the project evaluations: London to Sydney in November and another New York to Sydney in December. “We know ultra-longhaul flights pose some extra challenges, but that’s been true every time technology has allowed us to fly farther,” Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said. “The research we’re doing should give us better strategies for improving comfort and wellbeing along the way.” Professor Marie Carroll from the University of Sydney said she and fellow passengers did a lot of stretching and group exercises at prescribed intervals.

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The BC Agricultural Exposition Society would like to thank the following people and businesses for their overwhelming support for the 4-H Program and the BC Ag Expo 2019 BC AG Expo • Champion Open Single Steer & Champion Overall Market Steer — Comazzetto & Associates BMO • Champion Overall Lamb & Champion Open Single Lamb — Kam Lake View Meats - Ron Keiley • Champion 4-H Market Steer & Reserve Champion Overall Market Steer — Interior Plumbing & Heating • Reserve Grand Champion Lamb & Reserve Champion Open Single Lamb — Julieanne PuhalloBrown at Best-West Realty

• 4 Bar S Ranch • A & L Septic • A & T Project Developments • Aberdeen Petro Canada • Aluminum Curtain Wall Systems • Andrew Bromley • Annette Grob • April Midan • Arrow Transport • Art KnappsKamloops • Bill & Bernie Kershaw • Bill & Mary Nichol • Bishop Carpentry • Bob & Inez Buchanan

• Bob King - King Hay Sales • Bolster Enterprises Ltd. • Bonnie Leonard • Boulder Mountain Timberworks • Bradee Farms • Braemoor Contracting • Brian Foley Jr. • Carman Smith • Chase Clinic • Comazzetto & Associates BMO • Corrie Family • Cougar Plumbing & Heating • Cuthbertson Family • Dan & Jeanette Speller

• Barriere & District Riding Club • Cool Creek Energy • Desert Cardlock


• BCLC • Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society • Kamloops Office Systems • Kamloops This Week • Stamer Logging


• BC Livestock Co-op • Fulton & Company LLP • HM Ranches • Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic • McGillivray Land and Livestock • Mitchell Cattle Co • Puhallo Family • Purity Feed Co (2003) Ltd • Rainer Custom Cutting • RBC - Buyers Breakfast • Sealin Creek Ranch • Carman and Barb Smith • TNRD Board c/o Chair Ken Gillis • TNRD Area “0” Director Bill Kershaw • TNRD Area “J”– Director Ronaye Elliot • WestGen Endowment Fund

• Sherri Anderson • Guida Atkinson • Melissa Bonneau • Mark Brown • Rita & Darren Brackman • Mike Burrows


• Champion Youth Open Market Steer & Reserve Champion Open Single Steer — Piroddi Family / Grilz Family /Cuthbertson Family / Reid Family • Reserve Champion 4H Market Steer/Champion Homegrown 4H Steer — Comazzetto & Associates BMO • Champion Youth Open Lamb — King Hay Sales - Bob King • Reserve Champion 4-H Lamb — John Armstrong

• D&T Developments • Darrell Comazzetto & Shelia Erichuk • Dan Roberts • Deanfield Ranch • Jordan & Erica Gowans • Jackie Merci Real Estate • Direct Salvage • Hughes Family • Dr. David Ciriani Inc. • Dr. Michael Hansford • Dr. Peter Stefanuto • Dr. Dan DeGasso • Dr. Sue Vlahos • Dr. Tim Schmidt • E & A Contracting - E & A Pawloff

• Reserve Champion Open Youth Lamb — Jonathan & Emily Bartlett • Champion 4-H Carcass Steer & Champion Overall Carcass Steer — Westway Plumbing & Heating • Champion 4-H Carcass Steer & Champion Overall Carcass Steer — Westway Plumbing & Heating • Grand Champion Lamb Carcass & Champion Open Lamb Carcass — Jamie Hawkings • Champion Open Carcass Steer & Reserve Champion Overall Carcass

Steer — Bob & Inez Buchanan • Champion Open Carcass Steer & Reserve Champion Overall Carcass Steer — Lucas Martin • Grand Champion Sale Photo — One Step Landscaping • Reserve Grand Champion Sale Photo — Gilbert Smith Forest Products • Reserve Grand Champion Lamb Carcass & Reserve Champion Open Lamb Carcass — Corrie Family

• Reserve Champion 4-H Carcass Steer — Rainer Custom Cutting • Champion 4-H Lamb Carcass — G & M Smith • Reserve Champion Open Carcass Steer — Fraser Ranches • Reserve Champion Open Carcass Steer — Fraser Ranches • Reserve Champion 4-H Lamb Carcass — Dr. Tim Schmidt • Reserve Champion Open Youth Market Steer — Lordco Auto Parts


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• John Armstrong • Jonathan & Emily Bartlett • JP Tools Completions Ltd • Julieanne PuhalloBrown @ Best West Realty • K & G Contracting • K. Delisle • Kam Lake View Meats • Kamloops Dental - Dr. Ho Young Chung • Kamloops Large Animal Vet Clinic • Ken Manuel • Lousie DeMarni • L. Huber Contracting Ltd

• Larry Nielson • Lee Salter • Lisa Nyman • Lordco Auto Parts • Lucas Martin • M & C Williams • Mario & Sara Piroddi • Mat Ward Construction • McGillivray Land & Livestock • McKenzie Bobcat • McQueen Farms • Mike Turner • DJs Plumbing • Mitchell Cattle Co. • Myles Kuzyk & Mike Kucko • Nathan Scott • Randy & Katie Hicks

• Niobe Creek Holding • Noble Pig Restaurant • OkanaganKootenay Well Drilling • One Step Landscaping • Perry Grilz • Phoenix Farms • Powder Ventures • Rooham Electric • Purity Feed • Quick Line Contracting • Rainer Custom Cutting • Rangeland Meats • Rayleigh Petro Canada

• Champion Market Chevon — Rosewood Farms • Reserve Champion Market Chevon — Ian & Brenda Jones • Grand Champion Goat Carcass & Champion 4-H Goat Carcass — Jari Koski • Champion Open Goat Carcass — Comazzetto & Associates BMO • Reserve Champion Open Goat Carcass — Robert Brettell • Reserve Champion Rabbit Fryers A & L Septic

• RBC Investment • Reliatech Inc • Rick Manwaring • Robert Brettell • Robinson Supply • Rosewood Farms • Russ Stadel • S & E Fotsch • Sage Forestry • Sara Williams • Schwartz Family • Dominion Creek Ranch • Silver Tip Resource • Stites Consulting • Summit Electric • Darryl Sydor • Sure Crop Feeds • Syfchuk Contracting • Ted & Stacey Sample


Fuel Services • First Quantum Minerals • Insight Tire & Auto Ltd. • Interior Plumbing


• Agri Supply-Lyn & Bill Blake • Blackwell Park Operations • Boehringer Ingelheim (IVOMEC) • Boundary “C” 4-H Club • Bradee Farms • Brady Ranches • Buff Lumber Ltd. • Campbell & Schreurs Chartered Professional Accountants Inc • Dr. David V. Ciriani Inc. • Diana’s Monogramming • Escott’s Coach and Carriage Ltd. • Fennell Ranches • Fraser Ranches • Gerico Forest Products • Grassroots Choice Lawn Care Ltd. • The Higgins Family • Interior Plumbing & Heating • Kamloops Stockmen’s Assoc. • Mary MacGregor Law Corp. • Morrison Family

• Steve Brunner • Anne Carmichael • Anne Cartwright • Sylvia Chivers • Sandy Clearwaters • Rebecca Ciriani

and Heating • Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic • Kamloops Office Systems

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• David Ciriani • Darrell Comazzetto • Art Devick • Jennifer Cunningham • Hannah Feller • Joe Ferris

• Kamloops this Week • Ken Beharrell • McGillivray Land and Livestock

• Mitchell Cattle Company • Noble Tractor • North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association


• Fred Feistmann • Doug and Erika Fossen • Harfman Enterprises • Jim Brothers Land & Cattle • Jennifer Jackson and Paul Hunter • Julieanne Puhallo-Brown @ Best-West Realty • KDC Forestry Consulting Ltd. • Bill and Bernie Kershaw • KPMG Kamloops • Little Fort Herefords • Greg and Jennifer MacDonald • Mid-Boundary Contracting • Paul and Barbie Morris • Bill and Mary Nichol • Ownership Identification Inc. • Salle Ranch • Bruno and Karen Schilling • Sealin Creek Ranch • Allison Speller • Tod Mountain 4-H Club • Joe and Elaine Ward • Wells Gray Inn • Westwold View Farms


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• Kerry Fennell • Doug Fossen • Jack Greenwell • Emma-Rae Hamblin • Bob Hearn • Linda Higgins

• Bhreagh Huber • Larry Jordan • Paul Kempter • Tom Kempter • Bernie Kershaw • Bill Kershaw • Jennifer Kerslake

• Prairie Coast Equipment • Rangeland Meats • Rob Bijl • School District #73

• Grace Crawford • Georgia Currie • Dairy Queen Clearwater, BC • Louise DeMarni and Brian Foley • Dominion Creek Ranch • Double “L” 4-H Club • Emsland Insurance • Farm Credit Canada • Dennis and LauraAnn Farquharson • Feller Family • Sue Ferguson • Mader Gelbvieh & Raven Gelbvieh • Gillespie & Company LLP • Greenwood Quarter Horses • Hamblin Family • Dani Harkies • Grant and Diane Hoffman • Lloyd Hayward Family • Holmes Family • Mel and Vickie Hough • HUB International • Inland Group - Kamloops • Inland Kenworth • Insight Tire & Auto / Barriere Tirecraft

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• Tri B Heavy Hauling • Warner Rentals • Westerra Equipment • Woodco Industries Ltd.

• Interior Irrigation - Pat Phillips • Interior Savings Credit Union • Interior Savings Insurance • Agnes Jackson • Pat & Jim Johannson • Jackie Johnson • Jocko Creek Ranch • King Transport • John Lauder • Lauder Family • Leinshare Holdings Inc./Pharmasave • George Little • Lower North Thompson 4-H Club • Mair Jensen Blair Lawyers • Martin Prairie Livestock Assoc. • Matuga Family • Harry G. Mayson Family • Jessie-Ann McArthur -Fink • McFive Enterprises Ltd • Audrey Mehmal • Katy Michell • MNP LLP • Monte Hills Livestock Assoc.

• Dustin Pawloff • Spencer Pawloff • Wayne Pincott • Ed Salle • Trevor Salle • Greg Speller • Sheldon

The BC Agricultural Exposition Society would like to send a heartfelt thank you to our Committee Members for their hard work and dedication

• Terri & Art Devick • The Horse Barn • Thompson Valley Roofing • Tina Colter • Tom Kempter • Van Woodenberg • Interior Plumbing & Heating • Wadlegger Logging • Westview Exteriors Salmon Arm • Westway Plumbing & Heating • Westwold View Farms • Yellowhead 4-H / donation to Barriere Food Bank • Zimmer Auto Group

• Mountainwest Livestock & Supplies • Muir Family • Bill Nichol and Rick Davis Families • Rick & Wendy Nichol • Ann Watt Nikmo • Overlander Women’s Institute • Bill and Olga Palmer • Doug and Lynette Palmer • PHH Farms • June & Pete Puhallo • Rangeland Meats Inc • Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club • Sherry Ross - OnCall Service Centre • S> Ranch • Pat Sandyke & Sandra Currie • Sahali Safeway & Fortune Safeway • Semiahamoo Shorthorns • Sinister Transport Ltd • Glenn and Ellen Smailes • Smailes Family • South Thompson 4-H Club • Bill Stewart Family • Stone Hazell & Company • Stonyview Limousin

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Weekend home show at Sandman Centre The Kamloops Fall Home Show is back with plenty of ideas for homeowners. The 20th annual show will be at Sandman Centre this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and this Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It remains a great opportunity for anyone interested in home renovations or design, but also features a wide array of general interest items, from health products to small home gadgets, said show manager Jim Rice. More than 100 businesses will be participating.

“If you are thinking about doing any renovations in your home, the show is a good place to come and look for some ideas,” Rice said. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend this weekend and Rice advises those interested in checking out the plethora of booths to arrive early. Started by Jim Rice in 1998, B.C. HomeShows Ltd. — the province’s second-largest independent homeshow producer — stages numerous shows each year in Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Vernon.

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Big Bear Child and Youth Advocacy Centre co-ordinator Tara Ettinger (centre) is surrounded by the many skillful and caring hands of Pinegrove Care Centre residents who knitted 30 pairs of slippers and toques recently as part of Pinegrove’s recreation program, Community Connections. The warming apparel will be gifted to help local youth in need through the child and youth advocacy centre. “The residents connected and built this community and now they’re still caring and giving back to it,” said Pinegrove Care Centre site leader Deb Frasca. Clockwise from top left: recreation manager Wendy Romanouski, longtime Pinegrove friend Marie Houston, residents Sophie Aalto, Lynn Black, Ettinger and residents Georgina Salle and Audrey Goldt. The Big Bear Child and Youth Advocacy Centre is bringing agencies and organizations together to strengthen the ability to respond to child maltreatment and to ensure support to children, youth and their families remains a top priority. The advocacy centre will offer early intervention for children and youth who have been impacted by physical, sexual and emotional abuse. A fundraising launch of the centre will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.

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The cost of non-alcohol beverages in containers up to a litre in size will rise by a dime on Nov. 1 — but that means the deposit refund will also rise on that day. Deposits for beverage containers in the Return-It system that are above one litre will not be impacted. Currently, Encorp Pacific, better known as Return-It, the industry owned, non-profit organization responsible for beverage container recycling in B.C., pays five cents for such containers when they are returned to a recycling centre. That nickel is added to the cost of the product when purchased at the till. “Raising the deposit value will provide additional incentive

for consumers to return their beverage containers,” said Allen Langdon, president and CEO of Return-It. On Nov. 1, the 10-cent deposit will be charged in stores for all ready-to-drink beverage containers containing soft drinks, juice, water, energy and sport drinks up to and including one litre in size. Consumers can redeem their full 10-cent deposit refund on those containers when recycling at Return-It depots and retail locations provincewide. The change affects 80 percent of the beverage containers included in the Return-It system. Deposit refunds on larger nonalcohol and alcohol drinks varies. In 2018, Return-It increased its

recovery rate to 77.4 per cent and wants to raise that number. In September, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy launched a consultation on developing its Clean BC Plastics Action Plan. As part of the consultation process, the government is considering a unified deposit rate of 10 cents on all beverage containers to increase recovery and reduce consumer and retailer confusion. Return-It recycles approximately one-billion beverage containers per year, with every plastic container recycled right in B.C. and Alberta, where they are cleaned and broken down into plastic pellets that can be used to make new plastic bottles.

Know Your Neighbour on Saturday The public is invited to take part in the annual Know Your Neighbour Day Walk this Saturday in Riverside Park. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and complimentary refreshments and hot drinks will be provided. The Know Your Neighbour Walk was started in 2012 by members of the local Sikh community to honour the birthdate of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion, and his universal message of common humanity. The walk was initiated as a way of bringing people together, with its commitment being to inclusion, diversity and human rights Kamloops council has proclaimed Oct. 26 as Know Your Neighbour Day.

• The annual Kamloops Shriners’ Charity Gala will take place this Saturday at Colombo Lodge. Shriners provide access to exceptional pediatric care for children with medical needs. Funds raised at the gala go to cover the costs of transporting children requiring specialized procedures to and from hospital. The gala, which will run from 6 p.m. to midnight, will feature a seven-course dinner, silent and live auctions and a dance. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by calling Ken Zutz at 250-434-5545 or by contacting any Shriner. Colombo Lodge is at 814 Lorne St., just east of downtown Kamloops.

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s a twelve-year old living in India, I remember being enthralled by Anne of Green Gables, one of the books in our school library. I never could have dreamed that I’d be in Prince Edward Island, standing on the lawn of the Anne of Green Gables Museum. The house belonged to the Cavendish family — and still does. It is where Lucy Maud Montgomery spent many happy hours, eventually using it as the setting for stories about a spirited red-haired Anne Shirley and her adoring beau Gilbert Blythe. Entering the house on the heels of a group of excited Japanese tourists (the Anne series enjoys enormous popularity in Japan), I feel as though I’m in a time-warp. In the old-fashioned pantry, pots and pans are neatly stacked on shelves, cucumbers wait to be sliced on a kitchen chopping block and a vase of flowers is bathed in sunshine streaming through the window of Anne’s bedroom. All that remains is for the ginger-haired girl to burst through the door. Which she does ... in the musical, Anne and Gilbert at the local Guild Theatre where their romance unfolds to the delight of the audience. Prince Edward Island, accessed from New Brunswick by the impressive eight-mile long Confederation Bridge, is one of the most memorable stops on my tour of the Maritimes. It is the proud cradle of Confederation and its laid back tranquility, lush green fields and trim houses along winding roads are simply charming. Some things, however, are unexpected. I’d always imagined its shoreline to be dominated by rugged

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Fishing boats moored in Peggy’s Cove harbour. Lupines line the road near Baddeck on Cape Breton Island. The soil of Prince Edward Island is as unique as the province’s storied history. Lobster traps await the season opening in North Rustico, PEI. The iconic Peggy’s Cove lighthouse draws tourists. Sunsetsoaked beaches are a nice surprise.


cliffs. And so, Cavendish Beach, which is just one of several of the Island’s sandy beaches, comes as a pleasant surprise. On this warm summer afternoon, kids are building sandcastles while visitors are enjoying a splash at the water’s edge. It’s a scene that could have been set in the Bahamas rather than in Atlantic Canada Aside from the visit to the red dirt island, the trip through the Maritimes offers many memorable moments for our group. Some are jaw-dropping, others mystifying — and sometimes both. We motor past Nova Scotia’s inlets with fishing boats moored in waters clear as glass and stop at Peggy’s Cove. The iconic lighthouse from

a distance looks as though it is swarming with ants — as if tiny figures crawling across the massive rock it stands upon. The Cabot Trail winds along a rugged coast. Some of its bridges are narrow enough to warrant some nail-biting as you cross. At the Annapolis Valley’s Acadian museum I am dismayed to read of the unfair deportation of this peaceful community by the British. The Alexander Bell Museum, not only covers this remarkable man’s many inventions (besides the telephone) but also displays memorabilia of the tender romance between him and his profoundly deaf wife, Mabel Hubbard Bell. During our initial visit to New

Brunswick’s Hopewell Rocks the tide is out and, for the first time in my life, I walk on the wet, sandy ocean floor. Towering above my head are several massive “flower-pot” rocks, some of them balanced on slender stems. Several hours later upon our return, the sea has surged by over 60 feet, leaving only the very tips of the rocks visible. The water has flooded in at a mind-boggling rate of six feet per hour. At Magnetic Hill, our driver puts the engine into neutral gear, lifts his feet into the air, and allows our bus to drive itself uphill. Gasps of incredulity and much clicking of cameras ensue. Yes, this is an optical illusion and the car is in actual fact, moving downhill. But even so, it’s a

cool little quirk that ostensibly bucks the laws of gravity. Shediac, New Brunswick prides itself on being the lobster capital of the world, as the lobster set before me is almost too large for my plate. There are many unique mealtime moments on this trip and the dinner-theatre evening at The Beggar’s Banquet in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia is one of them. Wearing period gowns and frilly caps, we tuck into generous buffet offerings, listen to toe-tapping music and comical ballads. My camera captures many images, but my memories hold a great deal more. Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent newspaper syndicate. For more information, go online to

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Exotic dancers will depart from Duchess As of Nov. 2, the Tranquille Road establishment will be a nightclub only SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER


xotic dancers will soon depart from the Duchess nightclub. The club has announced on its Facebook page that as of Nov. 2, it will shift to a nightclub format. The decision has drawn concern from some clubgoers, worried the Tranquille Road establishment won’t have a place amongst the city’s other nightclubs — all located downtown. But club promoter Sam Parrotta is more optimistic and said the change is coming so the Duchess fits within the bigger picture of a changing North Shore. “We just feel that it’s a better fit for the area, with new developments and improvements to the North Shore and Tranquille Road, and we feel our nightclub is a better fit,” Parrotta said. The change is one the Duchess has attempted before. In June 2013, the club announced its exotic danc-

ers would soon be gone as part of new ownership. But days later, following backlash online, said the deal to sell the joint had fallen through and the dancers would remain. Similar backlash is apparent this time, too. On Facebook, commenters can be seen joking the club will soon be out of business. Others wonder if the Duchess can make it as a nightclub away from the downtown circuit. But Parrotta said this time, the club is not reconsidering the change. “No, I don’t think so. We’re going to move forward with this decision and we’re going to take [it] how it comes,” Parrotta said. Despite the fact exotic dancers are leaving the stage, other racy events will remain, including the club’s weekly amateur night, burlesque events and drag shows. Other plans include renovations and continuing to bring in other live performers.


DAVE EAGLES/KTW The Duchess Nightclub will no longer offer exotic dancers as of Nov. 2. A club promoter said the change will make the club a better fit for its changing North Shore neighbourhood on Tranquille Road.

“We wanted to move forward with more live entertainment. We just think it’s a better fit for the community,” Parrotta said. Jeremy Heighton, executive director of the North Shore Business Improvement Association, said he’s happy for the change and is looking forward to the new format. He said he began communicating with the club’s


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owners in the spring and talked about how the organization of North Shore businesses was trying to create a community vibe along the Tranquille corridor that matched Vancouver’s Commercial Drive or Gastown. “I think ownership took that to heart, but they were also looking at making a change in their club as well, so the timing was

appropriate,” he said. Who those owners are is not clear. Heighton did not communicate with them directly, instead using their legal counsel as intermediaries. The City of Kamloops lists STL Services Ltd. as the business licence holder for both the Duchess and Northbridge Hotel and Suites at 377 Tranquille Rd. The latest



corporate filings for that company, current to April 2019, lists two directors, Robert Leahy and Trevor Swanson. A man named Robert answered the phone number on the Duchess’ business licence registration but denied any involvement with the club. Parrotta said the club had not been sold, nor had ownership changed hands.


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local events KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY Until Oct. 26 and Dec. 31, Kamloops Art Gallery, 465 Victoria St.

New exhibits are coming to the Kamloops Art Gallery. The work of four recent TRU graduates presented in The Cube gallery in the exhibition Upon Further Discussion until Oct. 26. Until Dec. 31, the main gallery will feature Hexsa’am: To Be Here Always.

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.






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COMEDY ON THE SHORE Oct. 25, 8 p.m., The Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.

Comedian Dino Archie will perform. Archie has two comedy albums and made his late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two, available online at kamtix. ca.

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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 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 Co-operative, 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

THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave.






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OUTLAW YEEHAW Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., The Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.

The Freudian Slips have returned, this time donning their finest western wear for a night of improv. Tickets are available online in advance at or for $20 at the door, cash only.

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Kamloops Film Society and the crew from the Drunk in a Graveyard podcast are hosting a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, with the audience encouraged to bring props and dress in costume for what is traditionally a very audienceinvolved screening. Tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, available online at

RASCAL FLATTS Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne St.

Three-piece country vocal group Rascal Flatts will perform. The trio from Columbus, Ohio, has earned more than 40 awards from various music and country music groups. Tickets start at $50 via Ticketmaster.



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FROM OCT. 25 HOLLERADO Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.

Hollerado will return to Kamloops for a final show 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

COMEDY SHOW Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., Barside Lounge and Grill at Chances, 1250 Halston Ave.

Efthimios Nasiopoulos and guests will perform. A night of dinner, drinks and comedy is available for $25. Tickets can be found online at

KAMCON Nov. 2 and 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.

SPICE GIRLS TRIBUTE Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.

Wannabe, a Spice Girls tribute show, will be at Cactus Jack’s on Saturday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $15, available online at

SANTA CLAUS PARADE Nov. 17, 4 p.m., downtown Kamloops, Second Avenue and St. Paul Street start

This year’s Santa Claus Parade will begin a little later at 4 p.m., but the route is the same, starting at Second Avenue and St. Paul Street and ending at Victoria Street and Sixth Avenue. A tree lighting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.






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arts&entertainment 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 not suitable for young children. Run dates include Oct. 23 to 26 and Oct. 29 to 30. The mazes open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for one maze or $25 for two, available at the gates or online at

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 has 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.

Paramount Theatre will host two horror screenings. Army of Darkness will play on Oct. 25 while The Rocky Horror Picture Show, will screen on Oct. 26. Tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, 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-foot-high corn and waist-high alfalfa. Tickets are $20 each or $60 for a family of four, available online at

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

Brocklehurst residents will put forth their spookiest yard displays, walkthroughs and haunted houses. 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 event will feature a costume contest, with prizes handed out at around 10 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance, available online a or $15 at the door.

PUMPKIN OF LIGHT FESTIVAL Oct. 24, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Gardengate Horticulture Program, 915 Southill St.

Wander a path of lit pumpkins in this free event featuring hundreds of jack-olanterns carved by the Kamloops community.

GET SPOOKED NIGHT RUN Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., McArthur Island Park

Up for a Halloween themed night run? Run/walk distances include a 1K kids run and a 5K run. Walk, run or leisurely stroll in costume. Register online at

FIREWORKS Oct. 31, 8 p.m., Juniper Park, 2180 Qu’appelle Blvd.

The Juniper Ridge Community Association is hosting a fireworks night for Halloween.

HALLOWEEN BASH Oct. 31, 8 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.

The ‘80s rock cover band Old School will perform with Let’s Go. Come dressed as your favourite musician and win prizes. Tickets are $10, available at the venue or online at

SLIME AT CHAPTERS Oct. 26, 11 a.m., Chapters Kamloops, 1395 Hillside Dr.

Kids ages five and older can register to make their own colour-changing slime and go on the hunt for treasure in this free event. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, go online to

KARAOKE Oct. 31, 9 p.m., Central Station Pub, 126 Fourth Ave.

The Central is hosting Halloween Skaraoke and offering $300 in prizes for best costumes.

HOTEL HORROR SHOW Oct. 31, 7 p.m., Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.

The Plaza Hotel and Tumbleweed Lounge will host the Angie Heinze Band and DJ Virtue. Admission is $10 at the door.

TK’EMLUPS PARTY Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, 200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way

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Art gallery commissions music piece to accompany exhibition SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER


he Kamloops Art Gallery is set to host a matinee concert inspired by its current exhibition, Hexsa’am: To Be Here Always. The 45-minute concert will feature contemporary music from composers Patrick Carrabré, Jordan Nobles, Shulamit Ran and Arvo Pärt performed by the UBC Contemporary Players Ensemble, as well as an original composition by Leslie Opatril, a master’s student at the UBC School of Music. Opatril’s original work was composed in response to Hexsa’am when it was first on display at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver, consulting with artists and exhibition organizers to create the piece. But now, second movement of Opatril’s work has been created after being commissioned by the Kamloops Art Gallery. KAG public programs director Emily Hope said she was looking for something


created specially for the KAG audience to hear and began working with Opatril about six months ago. The ensemble, led by UBC’s Paolo Bortolussi, is nine players strong and will travel from Vancouver to perform the show. But what won’t be coming with them are two important (but hard to move) instruments. “It turns out vibraphones and glockenspiels are actually very difficult to track down in town,” Hope said. Hope had tasked herself with securing the two instruments but found herself at a loss when calls to rental shops in Kamloops and Kelowna, as well as two local

orchestras, turned up nothing. “But then someone tipped me off the school district might have them,” she said — and a few phone calls later, Jarret Schill, a teacher at Brocklehurst Middle School, came through for the KAG. Hexsa’am is the work of 15 artists that explores themes of Indigenous land rights, access to food and services and the threat to wild salmon posed by fish farming. It runs until Dec. 20. The concert will take place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the main gallery at the centre of the exhibition and is free to attend.

Merritt’s soldiers subject of new book KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

More than 100 years after the end of the First World War, the stories of 12 Merritt men who soldiered in the conflict have been captured in the pages of the Royal BC Museum’s latest book, Once Well Beloved, which is now available. Starting with the stories of a carpenter, a coal miner and a drifter, all of whom volunteered for the war, Michael Sasges, a retired journalist and former director of the Nicola Valley Museum, paints a detailed picture of the soldier and, through them, the men, women and children of the Nicola Valley.

“Once Well Beloved is a well reported historical document about the great impact of World War I on a small Canadian community,” Jeff Fleischer writes in Foreword Reviews. The work of B.C. history and biography is a vivid snapshot Merritt, where a granite cenotaph erected in memory of 44 men who died soldiering in the First World War still stands. Through the stories of 12 of these 44 soldiers, readers also learn about the dramatic social and historical changes that occurred in the Nicola Valley, which had been suddenly and dramatically settled just a decade

before by the will of railway executives and the arrival of British colliers. The 144-page book, illustrated with black and white photos from libraries, archives, museums and private collections, retails for $17.95, available locally and online at The Royal BC Museum’s publishing department and Sasges are celebrating the launch of the book with two events: on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Kamloops Library, downtown at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue, and on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.


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MJB Lawyers welcomes Clay Whitman to the firm. Welcome to Clay Whitman, MJB Lawyers’ newest Associate. Clay graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) in 2002. Afterwards, he attended Carleton University and the University of Ottawa where he completed his Masters in Arts (International Affairs) and his law degree in 2006. Clay represents individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations in a variety of areas including corporate law and governance, commercial transactions, wills and estates, real estate and election law. He is also the author of the Democracy Law Blog, which provides news, analysis and resources on elections and Canadian Democracy.

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here were no secret handshakes nor passcodes to get into Nigel’s last Saturday, but you did have to enter from the back alley, as though you were about to take part in something illicit. And it did help if your name was on the list. It wasn’t a speakeasy serving bathtub gin, but that was definitely the vibe they were going for inside of Moustache and Go, where the lights were dim, the windows were papered up to steer prying eyes away and high-end cocktails were being crafted with some of the best spirits available from B.C. distilleries. Mitch Forgie, owner of Moustache and Go and Red Beard Cafe in North Kamloops, has been working on Nigel’s, a pop-up cocktail bar, for some time. The goal is to have a permanent location in the basement of Red Beard, but there’s more work that needs to be done before that can happen. “The bar is actually mostly built out, but we have to finish the stairs to actually be able to get to it,” Forgie explained. “That will cost a bit more money and time than we have right

now with the other things going on, so it could still be up to a year away.” In essence, a pop-up bar is one that opens only occasionally — popping up now and then — but isn’t a permanent fixture. In the case of Nigel’s, it is a bar focused on serving highend cocktails made with locally produced spirits. Those include Prospector, a rye grain whiskey, and Commodore, a single malt whiskey, both produced by Odd Society in East Vancouver. Nigel’s will also serve Wyatt Whiskey from Legend Distillery in Naramata and Rebel from Roots and Wings Distillery in Langley. There was more than whisky on tap last weekend. Bohemian Spirits Harmonie Liqueur, Taboo absinthe, Phillips stump gin, smoked rosemary gin from Legend, sumac liqueur from Legend and a honey rum from DeVine were all available. “We also were able to use other local products, like fresh beet juice made right on the North Shore by NuLeaf Produce Market and organic cranberry juice from the Lower Mainland,” Forgie said. “We learned this go around just how important food is to the mix,” he said. “We did a

charcuterie plate with a duck rillette made with local organic heritage breed ducks raised by Aras and Anastasia of Caspian Acres Farm. We also featured lomo, a dry cured ham made by Brodie at the Chop N Block — again from right here in Kamloops. Another food hit that night was Venison Meatballs.” Forgie is planning more popup events in the future, perhaps in different locations around the city, to help figure out what the community is looking for from a high-end, locally focused cocktail bar. “Cocktails, especially ones made with local craft spirits, are expensive,” he said. “There is just no way around that, so we need to learn where we can provide the best value for guests to maximize their fun.” It’s clear the event was popular. Reservations were full well in advance of Saturday’s soiree and more than 40 people were turned away at the door. It’s just a matter of figuring out exactly what Nigel’s should look like once it opens beneath Red Beard. “I think it’s going to take time and thoughtful consideration to make sure we are building a lasting concept that folks are proud to be regulars at and keep the space sustainable,” Forgie said.

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amloops has always had a problem attracting musical acts to play here, be they large or small. Our venues and promoters are not really up to the task of sustaining an arts community in this town, but a performing arts centre could be the solution to bring our arts and culture together. Those of us who get out to see live music know the struggle of finding a place to see bands, with venues opening and closing, changing owners and sometimes even getting trashed by concertgoers, closing them off to more concerts. Noise complaints have also closed down live venues. Larger venues can't support smaller bands. The hockey arena might hold a bigger name artist, but an arena isn't ideal for a music act. Kamloops is in an important geographical spot in British Columbia, and we're on the verge of being able to exploit it. Right now, many touring bands travelling between Vancouver and Calgary choose to stop in Kelowna for a concert,



but Kamloops, being right on the Yellowhead highway, is a more natural choice. But, we lack the proper venues to really capitalize on our location. With just under 100,000 people in the city, Kamloops is very close to becoming a small city, and like Kelowna, we can become an important hub for culture. Kelowna has a community arts centre where their arts community can come together to collaborate and share information. As a result of this, they have musical venues, theatres, art

houses and other cultural centres which rely on the arts centre to build from. Even smaller cities like Vernon and Penticton can often attract better music and arts than Kamloops, in part, because of a performing arts centre. Not only would a performing arts centre help solidify our city's growing cultural relevance, it will spin off into other sectors. A centre would draw more people into the downtown core, adding more money into the businesses there. More visitors will stop in our city. More people will come to see our sports teams. More tournaments will come to the tournament capital. While many may see an arts centre as a drain to our economy, or even an unnecessary luxury, the benefits are vast. This is an idea that will grow our arts and culture, and add even more money back into our growing city. Steve Marlow is the program co-ordinator at CFBX, an independent radio station in Kamloops. Tune in at 92.5 FM on the dial or go online to

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he Kamloops Crown of Curling is an established stop on the World Curling Tour schedule and a beloved community event, but is still operating without a title sponsor to bolster prize purses. “We really don’t have [event] sponsors,” Kamloops Curling Centre general manager Rob Nordin said. “The prize money basically comes from entry fees.” The tournament will run from Friday to Sunday at the 70-year-old facility on Victoria Street and feature 12 teams on the men’s side, down from 16 last year, and 10 rinks on the women’s side, the same as 2018. “Our club is not owned by the city,” Nordin said. “We don’t get any operating money from any level of government. We pay the hydro, we pay the natural gas, repairs, maintenance. A couple of years ago, we put in a $300,000 plant. “The idea is if we can get sponsors, we get sponsors for the club and we use that money to improve the club and do those kinds of repairs, as opposed to giving it away in prize money. It’s the event sponsors that are a little hard to come by.” Corryn Brown, who will skip one of three KCC rinks at the tournament, said businesses in the city may already be stretched thin. “It’s always nice to have more prize money,” Brown said. “But I know it’s tough to ask companies to sponsor the club — the ice decals, the rings — and also sponsor an event. “We are the Tournament Capital of Canada. We have a lot of sports and teams to sponsor.” The creation in 2018 of the men’s and women’s B.C. Curling Tours is a bonus for the Crown. Tour standings at season’s end are used to help determine which teams earn automatic qualification into their respective provincial championships. B.C. rinks with scheduling conflicts may choose to go to Kamloops to chase provincial tour points. Canadian Team Ranking System points, used by Curling Canada to rank men’s and women’s teams across the country, are also up for grabs. Still, a cash injection would be welTrucks from comed. Hub International is the tournament’s most recent title sponsor, but that partnership ended after the 2016 event. That year, 14 teams on the men’s side played for a

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE Team Brown has never won the Kamloops Crown of Curling. The Kamloops Curling Club rink will be looking to change that this weekend, but will be in tough against some of B.C.’s best teams and local underdog Karla Thompson. The tournament will run from Friday to Sunday at the Kamloops Curling Centre.

prize purse of $26,000 and 20 squads in the women’s division vied for a prize purse of $26,000. The Crown — which this year offers prize purses of $9,950 and $12,000 for the women and men, respectively — is comparable with most other events on the B.C. Tours, in terms of the number of teams it draws and prize money. But the Kamloops tournament, along with events such as the King Cash Spiel in Maple Ridge, the Driving Force Decks Abbotsford Cashspiel and the Kelowna Sunset Ranch/Raymond James Double Cash, do not have the same draw as the Ashley Home Store Classic in Penticton or the Prestige Hotels and Resorts Curling Classic in Vernon. Part of that has to do with both of those tournaments having major sponsors that allow them to offer more lucrative prize purses — $31,500 for the women and $18,000 for the men in Vernon and $84,000 at thePlus men-only Penticton spiel. tax bigger the prize money, the bet“The




ter the teams that will come and the more CTRS points they will receive,” said Dave Merklinger, general manager for the Vernon Curling Club. “We go after sponsors. We have multiple sponsors.” Up until 2017, the Crown was held one weekend earlier in October. Nordin said moving the tournament back one weekend has helped attendance, although scheduling conflicts remain. “That made a difference, but it does hurt us a little with international teams because a lot of times they’re leaving around this time of the year to go back home,” Nordin said. “They have their playdowns. “Penticton, they have a large sponsor, they give away lots of money and they get a lot of teams, a lot of the big-name teams, but they have a date that doesn’t really conflict with any of the grand slams. “There are so many events across Canada. It makes it more difficult.” Nordin said the allure of the Crown is competition — and it will have that in

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Vibe aiming to stay perfect The Kamloops Vibe will play host to the North Shore Rebels this weekend in two South Coast Women’s Hockey League games. Game time is 7 p.m. on Saturday at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. The rematch will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Memorial Arena. Kamloops is 3-0 on the campaign. North Shore is 1-3. ON THE ICE Eleven Valleyview Skating Club athletes were in action at the Autumn Leaves Super Series Competition last weekend in Chilliwack. Sydnie Westran earned a gold assessment, Brooklyn Leduc and Nina Wells were awarded silver assessments, Lacey Tucker had a merit assessment and Claire Gagnon and Addison Creelman were given bronze assessments. Kathryn Held and Ashlyn Wassing posted

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rocks here as a boy.” Cotter, who seems to make trips to the Brier an annual tradition, is atop B.C. Tour standings on the men’s side. Sean Geall of Abbotsford and Tyler Tardi of Surrey, second and third, respectively, on the B.C. men’s circuit, are in the Crown field. “The people who come to our events are interested in playing the games,” Nordin said. “The money is always nice and it’s nice to have those expenses paid for, and those B.C. points are big, as well as the CTRS points, but, really, it’s about playing against people you’ll be playing against when you get to the B.C. Scotties

or provincials or the playdowns before that, seeing where you stack up in your development.” Xinlong Lang of China and Japanese teams skipped by Yuta Matsumura and Shingo Usui will compete in the triple-knockout men’s tournament. International teams on the women’s side — which will feature two pools of four in round-robin competition, with four teams qualifying for the playoffs — include Diana Margarian of Russia and Siyu Han of China. Action gets underway at 9 a.m. on Friday. The men’s and women’s finals will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday Winning teams on the men’s and women’s

sides will receive $4,000 apiece. CLUB COFFERS Nordin said the club is doing well financially this year. “We have a good membership, we have our concession, our pro shop, our lounge — all those things are where we generate our dollars,” Nordin said. “Our membership, in some leagues, is increasing. In other leagues, it has decreased. “Our afternoon ladies league has kind of folded, but those players have moved to the morning league. You might lose the league, but you still have the curlers. Our men’s league has expanded. “It’s been a pretty good year.”

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KAMLOOPS’ LARGEST OUTDOOR RECREATION Dutch import Nimo Benne will play his first home game for the TRU WolfPack men’s volleyball team on Friday at the TCC. Match time is 6:45 p.m.

makes it hard to take him off the floor right now,” Hennelly said. Volleyball fans in Kamloops will get their first look at Benne this weekend, when the Calgary Dinos (1-1) come to town for matches against the Wolfpack (0-2) at the TCC. First serve is slated for 6:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Expect a heavy dose of Benne, with outside hitter Josh Mullaney still sidelined with a broken finger. “Pat’s a different coach,” Benne said. “He lets you play more freely than I’m used to. Lots of coaches are very strict and have their own plan. “Pat gives you freedom,

which is nice.” ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE The WolfPack women’s volleyball team will be featuring an international newcomer of its own this weekend. Kseniya Kocyigit, a 6-foot-3 Belarusian middle, will make her home court debut, with the Dinos (0-2) in town for 5 p.m. tilts on Friday and Saturday. TRU is 2-0 after a pair of wins last weekend in Brandon. The smart money might be on TRU, as 10 players on the WolfPack’s roster were academic all-Canadians in 2018-2019. KTW will have more on the brainiac Pack next week.

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Finding Nimo is fairly easy to do on campus at Thompson Rivers University. Nimo Benne, a 6-foot-6 outside hitter from Castricum, Netherlands, stands out. The 19-year-old rookie is a touch harder to pick out among the WolfPack’s tall timbers, but his play this season might just separate him from the crowd. “I have a bit more experience from playing in Europe,” said Benne, who toiled for an amateur club in the top Dutch men’s pro volleyball league prior to his move to Canada. “I’m hoping to bring consistency and my knowledge that I have, a little bit different than what they are used to, and make that impact.” Canada West rookies often spend much of their season riding pine, but Benne, formerly of the under-18 Dutch national team, is not your average newcomer. The highly touted import was brought here to play. WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly has tentacles in Europe, former players who keep an eye out for talent looking for a North American schooling experience. Benne was brought to Hennelly’s attention and there was already a TRU connection in place. Kevin Tillie is among the WolfPack’s most notable volleyball graduates, a French international who spent two seasons playing for the Pack. His mother and Benne’s father played for Dutch national teams during the same era and are acquainted. The Tillies went to bat for Hennelly and the WolfPack. “That helps when you have a reference like that who says things are taken care of here, and they’re going to look out for your kid even though he’s halfway around the world,” Hennelly said. Benne looked into playing in the U.S., but, “the school wasn’t that good and it was more expensive,” he said. “Thompson Rivers gave me a good opportunity and they have a good history with players.” He looked nervous in his regular season debut last Friday in Brandon, but Benne was among the best players on the court the next night against the hometown Bobcats, racking up 11 kills and two service aces. The outside hitter will make headlines for hitting, but his passing ability should not be overlooked. “It’s essentially the skill that



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ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE The Kamloops Blazers used a 10th-round WHL Bantam Draft pick on Sean Strange. The defenceman from Saanich is now one half of the club’s shutdown pairing.



It’s been a long trip, but Strange days have arrived. Sean Strange was the Kamloops Blazers’ final pick of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, selected 202nd overall in Round 10 on the advice of the club’s Vancouver Island area scout Greg Batters. Matt Recchi, then the club’s director of player personnel, read a report from Batters that suggested the club use a lateround pick on the Saanich product. “There was some trust there, so he selected him,” Batters said. Strange, 19, took time to develop and has room to grow, but the D-man is enjoying a strong start to the 2019-2020 campaign, playing alongside Montana Onyebuchi as the club’s shutdown pairing. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound left shot, a plus-9 this season, is leading the Blazers’ defencemen in scoring, with seven points, including two goals, in 12 games, despite not playing on the power play. “I actually think if he can figure it out, he could play in the NHL for like 10 years,” Batters said. “He just needs to play with enough zest for NHL teams to notice him. “He skates like a pro. I think the kid could play the power play, but that’s not for me to decide. He’s got a cannon.” Batters is clearly a fan of

Strange and that was evident even after the 2015 bantam draft, when the Blazers were still trying to get a read on the late-round pick. Kamloops was playing in Victoria on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 in 2017. Batters dialled up then-GM Stu MacGregor. “I asked Stu, ‘What’s the plan for this kid?” Batters said. “Either you’re going to give him a shot or you’re not.” Strange was invited to practise with the Blazers. “Mike Needham was running the D and he really liked him,” Batters said. “To be quite honest, Sean was a better skater than any of the D we had at the time. “That doesn’t make you a good player, but he showed he could skate at that level.” The Blazers wanted another look, so Strange hopped a ferry from Vancouver Island and spent spring break 2017 practising and travelling with Kamloops during its playoff series against Kelowna. Strange signed with the Blazers on April 11, 2017, and cracked the roster in time for the 2017-2018 WHL campaign. “He’s almost pretty much the reason I’m here,” Strange said of Batters. “He’s huge for me.” The 17-year-old prospect earned an invite to the Colorado Avalanche’s training camp in September of 2018, but Blazers’ brass was still not sold on Strange. This time, Batters’ advertising services were not required, as Strange put together his

best season in 2018-2019, improving steadily and peaking in the post-season. Batters and another Blazers’ executive pinned Strange’s rapid rise predominantly on one greatly improved trait — confidence. The soft-spoken blue liner agreed with that assessment after practice on Wednesday. “I guess I just believe in myself more,” Strange said. “It’s a huge confidence thing. I have 130 games under my belt. “I used to be afraid to take risks. I didn’t want to mess up. I wanted to try and be perfect. Now I know I can trust myself to get back if I cause a turnover or something like that.” Strange has family in the Tournament Capital. Phil and Quilla Strange, Sean’s grandparents, raised sons Kevin and Mike in Kamloops. “I have an aunt (Jen) and uncle (Mike) and two young cousins (Maya and Shalen) who live out in Dallas,” Strange said. “My grandpa is in Westsyde. He has season tickets. “My grandma is in an old folks home on the North Shore. She has Alzheimer’s. It’s been a few years now. It’s pretty tough. It’s tough on the whole family.” Friends and family in the Victoria area will help Royals’ ticket sales this weekend, with Kamloops in town for a pair of B.C. Division tilts. Parents Kevin and Karen, twin brother Ryan and younger brother Kieran were

expecting Sean to be home for dinner on Thursday. Kevin was reached on Thursday afternoon. He said the arrival of Darryl Sydor as an assistant coach last season spurred Sean’s improvement. “Something clicked,” Kevin said, noting head coach Shaun Clouston has had similar effect. Strange’s father and another one the defenceman’s proponents, Batters, noted development happens at different times for different players. “He’s been fortunate to stick around,” Batters said. “Now, it’s his chance to maybe blossom. Maybe as a 20-year-old he’ll do enough that somebody will sign him. “I actually think he could be a pro if he could just crank it up just a little bit more.” Stranger things have happened. DR. STRANGE Strange has Dr. Strange etched onto both of his skates. “I wanted one of them to say “Stranger” and the other to say “Danger,” so if you looked at it, it said, “Stranger Danger,” Strange said. “But I had to get both the same. I ended up going with Dr. Strange.” The defenceman has embraced his last name and the nicknames that comes along with it. “I’ve heard it all my life,” he said. “Some of them are pretty good. I get a chuckle out of it. None of them really bother me.”


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he 338 newly minted members of Parliament will soon be in the halls of the House of Commons. Our prayers and encouragement should follow their steps so they might prove to be humble and accountable public servants. The abuse of power should be a big concern for any conscientious leader and for those watching them perform. History is full of unfortunate miseries resulting from the misuse of power by an individual leader or by groups of people with authority and position. Because of this concern, many leaders are afraid to talk about power in leadership. They deny and pretend they have very little power. When power goes underground and when it is not recognized and owned, it becomes a liability, just as dynamite turns dangerous unless it is stored and handled carefully.


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Author Simon Walker, citing from Understanding Organizations by the management guru Charles Handy, says there are many kinds of power — and everyone has power of some kind. He talks of five types of power: personality, resource, experience, expertise and position. In the Bible, the Old Testament recounts of a wealthy landlord, Boaz, who is cited as a person who used his position and power to empower others. He had high standing in society, but used his position and power for affirming the worth of others instead of sup-

pressing and oppressing. He greeted his servants with, “The Lord be with you,” which was unusual for rich landlords. When Boaz saw Ruth, a young widow toiling among his workmen, he did not disdain her, but addressed her as “my daughter,” depicting respect for others. Boaz used his power for protecting their dignity, rather than sneering or disrespecting them. Following the tradition of the day, mother-in-law Naomi sent daughter-in-law Ruth to Boaz’s threshing floor to work. When Ruth asked to let her lie at his feet, Boaz could have exploited the situation to his own benefit. By making such a request, Ruth had conveyed her submission to him. As a lone young woman, she was susceptible, but instead of abusing her, Boaz showed her kindness by allowing her to lie at his feet without taking any advantage of her. Boaz used his power for honouring

customary practices for the common good instead of taking advantage of a situation for personal gain. A few years ago, the New York Times published a touching tribute to thenrecently deceased Sir Edmund Hillary, entitled When a Mountaintop Might As Well Have Been the Moon. According to the newspaper, what made Hillary an icon was that he was not just another daring man attempting to do what others had tried to do and failed. Hillary’s valour is not defined by that one victorious ascent on Mount Everest, but rather with what he did with his life thereafter. He was not just a Westerner who came, conquered and left, having had his adventure in the hills. He established and sustained a lasting bond with the Sherpa people of Nepal and was involved in shaping their lives through his Himalayan Trust, which built hospitals, schools, airfields and

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medical facilities. That he was not a condescending white man who dictated development is evident even in the midst of a politically resurgent, nationalistic Nepal. Upon hearing the news of Hillary’s death, the Sherpas lit lamps and offered prayers in Buddhist monasteries for his reincarnation. The most dangerous kind of a person is the one with a great deal of power who denies he has any — or who denies that power is a fundamental factor in his lead-

ership abilities. All of us, more so those in leadership roles, have power or are stewards of power. Let us not deny or pretend we as leaders have none. Instead, let us acknowledge in humility that all of us have power and that we are stewards of that power. Let us make the exercise of power explicit and accountable. Let me conclude by asking some relevant questions: • Do we use Godgiven position and

power of leadership as stewards of power for upholding others? • Do we affirm others’ worth, protect their dignity and uphold customs and cultures that promote the common good? • Do we use power to promote our personal agendas and use others as means of accomplishing these? Narayan Mitra is a volunteer chaplain at Thompson Rivers University. He can be reached by email at ryan


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FRIDAY, October 25, 2019


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FRIDAY, October 25, 2019


Tedd Holden

John Hales

John Hales

WithWith profound sadness wesadness announce the profound wepassing announce the passing of of John Hales on October 17th, 2019 at the John Hales on October 17, 2019 at the age of 75 after age of 75 after a brief fight with cancer. a brief fightbywith cancer. He is survived his Wife Carolynne of 55 years, his son John Gordon (Judie), He is survived by hisBen wife Carolynne of 55 years, his Grand Sons Riley (Shea), (Karli), son (Judie), grandsons Riley (Shea), GreatJohn GrandGordon Children Jacob, Olivia and Nash. Ben (Karli), great-grandchildren Jacob, Olivia and His Brother law Nickolas (Connie), Nash, his inbrother-in-law Nickolas (Connie), sisterSister inCindy law Cindy Lee (Barry), in-law Lee (Barry), nephew Andrew, nieces Nephew Andrew, Nieces Amy and Amy and Deanna, great-niece Sophie. Dianna, Great Niece Sophie. Predecease by Father Jack, Mother Predeceased by Father Jack, Mother Versal, cousin Versal, cousin Billy, Brother in law Brian, Billy, brother-in-law Brian, Violet, fatherMother in law Violet, Father in lawmother-in-law Nickolas Proach. in-law Nickolas Proach. John was born in Weston Ontario and grew up in John was born Weston, Ontario and grew upinin Markham, Ontario. John Markham Ontario. Johninstarted working for Volkswagen Canada 1963 where he met the love of life Carolynne. They were married 31, started working forhisVolkswagen Canada in 1963Julywhere he met the love of 1964. moved from Toronto to Edmonton was The couple moved hisThe lifecouple Carolynne. They were marriedwhere Julytheir 31,son1964. born in 1965. from Toronto to Edmonton where their son was born in 1965. The family moved to Surrey BC in 1969 where he worked selling Prefabricated homes. Then offtoto Surrey, Williams Lake John where started he worked selling The family moved BC where in 1969 working for the Dept of Highways in October of 1972 as snow plow driver, prefabricated homes. Then off to Williams Lake where he then went on to be a burner truck operator. He was then promoted to John started working for the Department of Highways inprivatized October of 1972 foreman of the bridge inspection unit until it was in 1989. John as snowplow driver, then business his son John driving haul from He BC towas then promoted to hewent thenintowent on with to be a burner trucklong operator. Ontario. foreman of the bridge inspection unit until it was privatized in 1989. John John Retired in 2005, settling in Kamloops in 2014 to be closer to family. then went into business with his son John driving long haul from BC to John and Carolynne enjoyed retirement to the fullest, travelling around Ontario. Canada and the United States in their motorhome together with their 5 dogs. John retired in 2005, settling in Kamloops in 2014 to be closer to family. John will be greatly missed by family and friends. John and Carolynne enjoyed retirement to the fullest, travelling around A Celebration of life will be held on November 2nd at 1:00 pm at the home Canada and Hales. the United States together with their five of John and Judie Condolences can in be their sent tomotorhome Carolynne or left online at dogs.

The Holden families are sad to announce the sudden passing of Tedd Holden on October 2, 2019. He was born in Lynn Lake, Manitoba and lived there until 1966. The family then moved to Kamloops, BC. Tedd enjoyed outdoor sports as a child. Later in life he enjoyed playing ball and also thoroughly enjoyed his music and collecting memorabilia. Tedd was also an avid hockey fan. He delighted in playing outdoor sports and board games with son Taylor. In 2003, Tedd and family moved to Williams Lake. He remained there until his passing on October 2, 2019. Over the years, Tedd enjoyed many friendships in Kamloops and Williams Lake.

Edward Winston Dance

November 28, 1941 – October 23, 2001

Caroline Marie Dance Skretka

He is survived by his son Taylor, mother Donalda (Ernie), brothers Keith (Linda), Blaine (Rosanne), sister Denice and their families, as well as numerous relatives. Tedd’s constant companion was his dog Taurus, who is also grieving the loss of his master.

June 9, 1944 – October 27, 2012

We heard your voice in the wind today, and we turned to see your face; The warmth of the wind caressed us as we stood silently in place. We felt your touch in the sun today, as its warmth filled the sky; We closed our eyes for your embrace and our spirits soared high. We saw your eyes in the window pane as we watched the falling rain; It seemed as each raindrop fell, it quietly said your name.

John will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Tedd was predeceased by his father Ken and wife Dorothy and brother-in-law Terry.

We held you close in our hearts today; it made us feel complete;

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the home of John and Judie Hales.

Tedd will be forever loved and missed.

You may have died…but you are not gone you will always be a part of us.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum St., Kamloops, BC.

As long as the sun shines… the wind blows… the rain falls…

Condolences can be sent to Carolynne or left online at

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

Betty Lou Barker

June 15, 1939 – September 21, 2019

With heavy hearts and great sadness, we announce the passing of Betty Lou Barker (née Jasinsky). Betty will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her loving husband Keith, her daughter Sharon, her grandson Adam and many close friends.

We thought of you today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. All we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, From which we’ll never part. We miss you oh so very much, You’ll be ‘forever’ in our hearts.

Love from your Family and Friends

Betty enjoyed the outdoors through camping, fishing and walking. She loved knitting and sewing, but her greatest passions were scrapbooking and card making. Her love of travel took her to many places through the years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at #77 – 1555 Howe Road, Kamloops, BC.

You will live on forever in our hearts.

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Pierre Joseph Rene Rousseau

November 7, 1954 – October 11, 2019

This wonderful misunderstood “Prince of a Man” passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Royal Inland Hospital. He will be leaving behind his dear friends Sher and Rob, he will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by Neil and Sandra and their family of which he was an integral part for many years, plus his caregivers at the John Howard Society.

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Q. I was Dad’s favourite, and want some of his ashes in a little keepsake urn. Can I demand them? My brother is executor.

Pierre was predeceased by his mother, father and sister Nicole who he missed greatly.

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A special thank you to the nurses on 5-South of RIH who gave Pierre their kind and compassionate care to the end. There will be no service at Pierre’s request. RIP Pierre.

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FRIDAY, October 25, 2019


OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Valerie Marlene Craig

James Hugh Hutchinson

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our Mom on October 1, 2019.

James Hugh Hutchinson passed away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on October 20, 2019 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of 62 years of Marlene Hutchinson (née Stewart), dear brother of Ruth Jones (Clifford) of Kamloops, BC and uncle of David Jones (Beverley), Carol LeLoup and Sandi Howell (Don), dear brother of Sylvia Harvey (David) of Dartmouth, NS and uncle of John Harvey (Jackie), Jeffrey Harvey (Razel) and Marilyn Harvey (Steve Brown), dear brother of Ann Watson (Phillip) of Burlington, ON and uncle of Brian Watson, (the late Anne), Kimberley Adamson (David) and Ian Watson, great-uncle and great-great uncle of eleven, brother-in-law of Donna Payne (the late John) and uncle of Steven Doleman (Lisa) and their children Ainsley and Mallory.

February 13, 1949 - October 1, 2019

Valerie is predeceased by her brother Kenny Hoddinott, father Keith Hoddinott and parents Ken and Phyllis Craig. She leaves behind her sisters Linda Dewey and Dorothy Anderson (Neil), daughters Monica Ball (Trevor), Tanya Staples and Candace Staples and son Dez Staples (Lisa), as well as two nephews, one niece, four great-nephews, one great-niece, fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Her own baseball team, as she said proudly many times) All of whom will miss her dearly. Born in Edmonton on February 13, 1949, Valerie eventually settled in Kamloops to raise her family. For 24 years- until her retirement in 2018 - she worked at the Aberdeen McDonalds. Every morning she would dutifully occupy her drive-thru window, greeting everyone with her cheery smile. So beloved was she by her regular customers, that they would complain about her absence on her rare days off. When Valerie, affectionately known as Skippy by her son Dez, wasn’t at work she enjoyed hot weather, cold beer and spending time with her family. Her friends and family will dearly miss her company, conversations, and inappropriate sense of humour. We miss you so much our Special Momma - MTDC


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Jim was born in Sarrail, Alberta, son of Eric Hutchinson and Dorothy (née Seddon) Hutchinson. The family moved to Dundas, Ontario and Jim graduated from Ryerson Institute of Technology, Toronto in 1952. He immediately came to Peterborough where he worked at General Electric for 39 years. He was a member and People’s Warden of the former St. George’s Anglican Church and when this church closed became a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church. He was an avid golfer, playing three times a week for many years at the Katchiwano Golf Course. He was a devoted mason held office in many concordant Masonic bodies from 1961 and was

Past Master of Royal Arthur Lodge, No 523, (1973). He was past Grand Senior Warden, Grand Lodge of Canada, in the Province of Ontario (1975). He was privileged to receive the John Ross Matheson award from Supreme Council. Special thanks to neighbours Huel and Jan, Randi and Mary, Neil and Adam for many acts of kindness over the years. Grateful thanks also to the staff of Empress Gardens for nursing care and devotion and the doctors, nurses and staff at PRHC who went above and beyond in providing care in many times of crisis in Jim’s recent hospitalizations. A Service will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 566 Armour Road, Peterborough on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:00 am. The Royal Arthur Lodge # 523 will begin with a Masonic Tribute followed by the funeral service. Interment Keene Upper Cemetery following the reception. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the ComstockKaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough (705) 745-4683. If desired, donations may be made to St. Lukes Anglican Church or Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

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Keith Albert Barry

October 27, 1946 - October 11, 2019 It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we share the passing of our beloved brother, husband and father who has left us far too soon. Keith has left his wife Shirley of 49 years, sons Shawn (Nicole) and Bob, identical twin brother Kenneth, sisters Judy (Brent), Sheila (Greg), Cheryle (Chris) and younger brother Daniel (Miriam). He will also be sorely missed by his many cousins, nephews, nieces and in-laws. Keith was born in Provost, Alberta, came to BC at 4 years of age and lived the better part of his life in Kamloops with stops as he grew up in Tofino, Nanaimo, Giscome, Yale and Kelowna. He raised his family in Kamloops and was employed at the Kamloops Pulp Mill for nearly 40 years. He was a proud member of the PPWC Union and was a lifelong Social Democrat. Keith enjoyed many years at the family summer home on East Barriere Lake, was an avid classic car enthusiast, owner and builder. He was also a pilot and flew all over BC and Western Canada. Keith was fearless in taking on new projects of all types and seeing them through to the end. He was a master gardener, an internet search guru extraordinaire and was very fond of his many Brittney Spaniel dogs. Keith loved his music, polkas, marching bands and was stuck in the 50s, 60s and 70s sounds along with that era of folk musicians. One of his favourite songs ended with “For I know I’ll never find another you”. We will miss him forever. There will be no service and a celebration of Keith’s life will held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Keith’s name to the Kamloops Hospice.

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


FRIDAY, October 25, 2019

OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Dan (Daniel) Bernard Worsfold Dan (Daniel) Bernard Worsfold was born on June 14, 1969 in Kamloops, BC and died on October 18, 2019 on his prized property in Monte Creek. Dan will be lovingly remembered by his soulmate Marcia, son Andrew, Andrew’s mother Rosie, parents Bernie and Joyce, brothers Neil (Cindy), Ted (Laura), Jeff (Shannon), step-children Kyle, Tyler and Shataya, brother-in-law Bob (Loretta), sister-in-law Barb (Henry), nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and a ton of wonderful friends. A Celebration of Life for Dan will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Pritchard Community Hall, 1941 Duck Range Road. Condolences may be made to

Shirley Adene Clay October 10, 1933 – October 18, 2019 Adene Clay, beloved wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on October 18, 2019 peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 63 years Lloyd Clay, children Shirley (Laurie) Venance, Debora Orcutt, Gordon Clay, predeceased son Brian Clay, grandchildren Sarah (Chad), Brodie (Anna), Leanna (Brett), Brandon, Donald, Rowland (Afi), Lisanne, Mariel, greatgrandchildren, Grace, Joe, Cole, Sam, Trae, Casey, Ryder, Hailey, Elijah, Ayden, niece Lindsay (Dean), nephew Bruce (Ingrid). Adene was born in Boissevain, MB to Howard and Leona McGill. She spent her childhood years growing up in Waskada, MB. She excelled as a student and played in the Waskada band. She attended nurses training at Misericordia General Hospital in Winnipeg, MB and graduated in 1954 as an RN. She was the president of the Manitoba Student Nurse’s Association. A remarkable, exceptional woman, Adene was such a source of unconditional love, strength, kindness, intelligence and wisdom. She showered her family and friends with love, always. Adene was very community minded. She served on the Prince George, BC and Kamloops, BC hospital auxiliary and was a member of the board of director’s for both hospitals. She spent many hours volunteering through the association of her husband’s involvement in Rotary.

Dear God:

Please take care of your faithful servant

David Morley ‘Mo” Aboussafy Sr. Born April 6, 1940 – Died October 25, 2016

In Loving Memory of Carroll (Carl) Wallace Bolivar

June 10, 1937 – October 28, 2016


PEACE Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. When there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope;

Darlin’ Mo, Dear Dad, Poppa: We are your legacy We are your voice You live on in us We’ve made the choice To honour your life By aspiring to your Shining example of Love, kindness, gratitude, Character and deep faith. Your spirit is with us always, You are in our hearts forever – Lovingly, Joy, Melanie, David, Em and Abigail Bridget, Darren and Davin

Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. Treasured memories Faith, Hope and Strength and

Grant that I may not so much

warmth you gave to us,

Seek to be consoled, as to console;

and still prevailing in bygone winds. Love and Blessings Margaret Taylor

To be loved, as to love; For it is in the giving that we receive; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

and families.

Dennis Howard Bartlett

She is a Paul Harris Fellow. Adene also spent many hours volunteering for numerous groups and associations through the raising of her children.

May 7, 1945 - October 12, 2019 Dennis Howard Bartlett, 74, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2019 in Kamloops, BC after a lengthy battle with cancer.

One of her pastimes was knitting, crocheting and oil painting. She was the chairperson for the craft group of the Prince George Seniors Centre where she spent many hours teaching and assisting members to learn knitting and crocheting. She was a big fan of the Prince George Cougar’s and Kamloops Blazer’s for many years. The family wishes to thank the doctors, Dr. Malan, Dr. Montgomery, Dr. Rollheiser and the staff at the RIH. Many thanks to the personnel at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their excellent care and support. Thanks also to the staff and residents at the Chartwell Ridgepoint and many friends for their support. At Adene’s request there will be no Memorial Service or Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, Adene would appreciate a donation to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in her name. Condolences may be sent to the family at

(250) 377-8225

He is survived by his wife Ann Bartlett, son Kevin (Britt) of Spain, daughters Alida (Len) Jorgensen of Kamloops, BC. Fiona (Chad) Guidi of Kelowna, BC and Clare of Victoria, BC, grandchildren Marc Bartlett, Carla Bartlett, Jamayca Whalen, Kianna Whalen, Keisha Whalen, Brandon Desfosses, Steven Desfosses, Kayla Holden, Christian Jelasco, Justis Jelasco, Declan Guidi and one great-grandchild Jamie Bartlett. He is predeceased by his parents Arthur Bartlett and Emily Bartlett. Born in England on May 7, 1945, Dennis immigrated to Canada with his wife and daughters in 1981, settling in Victoria, BC where he worked for many years in the construction industry and until last year, with the crew at Pleasure Pools. He was heavily involved in every community he lived in. He was the Club President of the Valleyview Overlanders Lions Club in Kamloops, BC which he was very passionate about. Prior to moving to Kamloops, he was also involved with the Squamish Lions Club. He was the Chairperson for Squamish Helping Hands and one of the tireless volunteers that made the Helping Hands Homeless Shelter a reality for the community. In Victoria he was a member of the Search and Rescue and a volunteer for many events. In England he was a Judo coach for the Bury St. Edmunds Judo Club for 6 years. Dennis’ heart and smile will live on in those communities for many years to come. He will be forever remembered for his leadership, kindness, dedication and compassion. He could always be seen at the BBQ, with a smile, for a fundraiser. There is no formal service by request but a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Uji Gardens, Riverside Park, Kamloops, BC for an informal gathering. Should friends desire, donations may be made to Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial, Kamloops • 250-554-2429

FRIDAY, October 25, 2019


OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Bridget Katherine Bregoliss March 14, 1925 – October 22, 2019 It is with sadness that we announce that on Tuesday, October 22, Bridget (Bea) Katherine Bregoliss passed away peacefully in Kamloops with family by her side at the age of 94 years. She was born March 14, 1925 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years Gordon on April 22, 2019 and her son-in-law Jim Wakely as well as her parents John and Regena Schikowski, four brothers (Frank, Bill, Jerome, Linus) and five sisters (Mary, Rose, Regena, Kay, Francis). She is survived and will be dearly missed by her children, Rita Wakely of Abbotsford, David Bregoliss (Bonnie), Joan Vitovec, Mark Bregoliss, Audry O’Donovan (Bill) and Paul Bregoliss (Lori) all of Kamloops. Her 13 grandchildren, Michael Wakely (Leah), Mark Wakely, Ann-Marie Wakely, Nicole St. Laurent (Drew), Patrick O’Donovan (Heather), Richard Bregoliss (Kat), Tim O’Donovan (Darcie), Sarah Bregoliss (Stefan), Sinéad O’Donovan (Matt), Michael Bregoliss, Ryan Bregoliss (Allison), Thomas Vitovec, and Sam Bregoliss. 6 great-grandchildren Wyatt, Beckett, Riley, Mari, Landyn, Liam and numerous nieces and nephews who have fond memories of time spent with their Auntie Bea. She is survived by her brother Vern Schikowski. Bea grew up on the family farm in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. She would choose to work alongside her brothers doing the farm chores outside, rather then be inside with her sisters, despite the expectations of girls of that generation. She was known in her family as “runt” because she was small in stature. However, she was big in presence and her heart was the biggest we have ever known. In her early twenties she along with her sister Rose, her best friend, left the family farm and moved to BC to begin working in the tomato canneries and landed in Kamloops. In 1950 she met her beloved Gordon. They were married on September 26, 1951 and together they raised their six children.

Bea found her true calling when she became a mother and invested her time and energy in providing her family with an abundance of love, care, support and attention. As each grandchild and then great-grandchild arrived her love multiplied, and her protectiveness grew. She was happiest with her family close by and her greatest joy was being surrounded by them. A deeply faithful Catholic, she devoted much of her extra time to OLPH Parish and the CWL. She was a lifetime member, 73 years, of the CWL. She discovered golf in her early 60s and very much enjoyed spending her days on the course with her group of friends. On Fridays she would golf with Gordon and much to his chagrin, would often beat him. She was a long-time member of the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. We would like to thank Dr. Mavis Hollman for her great care, time and attention given to Bea. For the last 20 months, Berwick on the Park - Brio Unit, was Bea’s home. We would like to thank the exceptional care team at Brio for their kindness and love given to Bea. She truly appreciated it. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 pm, Friday, October 25, 2019 with the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 26 at OLPH Church, 635 Tranquille Road, Kamloops. Reception to follow for family and friends at the OLPH Parish Centre. Should friends so desire and in lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice as Bea supported many charities. “Love you and leave you Mom” Condolences may be sent to

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce Janet lost her battle with cancer on October 5, 2019. Janet was born on September 17, 1952 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is survived by her husband Ron Halicki, her stepdaughter Angela (Arthur) Bowman, nephew David (Becky) Payne and niece Angie Payne. She leaves behind a great-nephew and nieces who she loved like grandchildren: Xander, Cali, Madison and Khloe Payne.

The care she showed for family and friends helped Janet stand out from so many. She lived for 67 years on this earth and we all wish we could have time with this tremendous loving and caring woman. A Celebration of Life will be held for Janet on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Anavets, 290 - 9-177 Tranquille Rd, North Kamloops, British Columbia V2B 3E8. Please join the family for a beautiful day in Janet’s name as we give her the send off our sweet Angel deserves. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the BC Cancer Foundation to advance research and enhance care for British Columbians with cancer. Condolences may be sent to the family at

(250) 377-8225

Bryon was predeceased by his father Dennis Edwards, survived by his mother Marne Edwards and Teresa Spruyt, mother of children. Bryon was born February 27, 1967 in Atikokan, Ontario. He grew up in Westsyde and spent many summers in Barriere. Bryon enjoyed doing things he loved, i.e., 4x4'ing, snowmobiling and quality time with his family. His greatest joy was raising his four beautiful children and seeing the birth of his grandsons. Bryon's friends and those around him would describe him as kind, loving and generous to a fault. He would give the shirt off his back to help anyone. Bryon always saw the best in people and made sure they knew it. We are all very saddened of his passing and he will be missed beyond measure. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops on November 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations will kindly be accepted to assist with funeral expenses and for the children's trust. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577


In Loving Memory of Rusty Thompson 1972 - 2009


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two set of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

Throughout her lifetime, Janet was passionate about many things including her family, friends, pets, her beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders and all of her knitting adventures. She was an extremely proud and reliable person, who was always there for her friends and family and would offer assistance when needed. She will be remembered for many amazing qualities including her love of knitting, which took her to countless retreats and expos with friends across BC and the United States. She was a caring friend, a loving wife, an understanding mother to her step-daughter, nephew and niece and an incredible grandmother to so many children.

Bryon is survived by his loving husband, best friend and roommate, Kevin Hamilton. Bryon's children Amber (Rob) MacDuff of Magna Bay, BC, Kaden (Tessa) Edwards Spruyt of Kamloops, Electra Edwards Spruyt of Kamloops, Rylend Edwards Spruyt of Kamloops , and two grandchildren Malcolm and Morgan MacDuff. Bryon leaves behind brothers Shane (Sarah) Edwards, Lance (Toni) Edwards and sister Tanya Tieman.

Condolences may be sent to the family from

Janet Marie Payne

September 17, 1952 – October 5, 2019

Bryon George Edwards Bryon George Edwards of Kamloops, BC, passed peacefully away on October 21, 2019 at the age of 52.

You left without warning. Gone so fast still making me laugh because your stories live on.

Miss You Rusty Love Rob

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to followed you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times of life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.” The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.” Margaret Fishback Powers


FRIDAY, October 25, 2019 y

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Coming Events

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For Sale - Misc

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

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2018 Yamaha Vino 50cc Scooter. 413 kms. $2200/obo. 250-371-1392 Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?


Room & Board North Shore Room and Board. Older Man or Woman. 236-421-4201.

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

Sports Equipment

Houses for Sale

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.

Renovated 1bdrm lake view house in Pinantan on 1/2 acre. Full basement easy to suite. $279,000. 778-220-4432.

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

Call 250-374-0462

5th wheel hitch $250. 250374-8285.

Farm Services

Farm Services

Savage AX19 223 Remington caliber 40X Vortex scope 80 rounds of ammo, $725 like new (250) 554-4467.

2 Days Per Week


- Regular & Screened Sizes -


250-838-0111 Farm Equipment

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

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

beds $50. Hope chair mirror

Art & Collectibles BUYING & SELLING: Vintage & mid-century metal, teak, wood furniture; original signed paintings, prints; antique paper items, local history ephemera; BC pottery, ceramics. 4th Meridian Art & Vintage, 104 1475 Fairview, Penticton.

For Sale - Misc 1948 Ferguson rebuilt motor & extra parts has a util. snow blade & chains mostly original $3000. 250-374-828 1 Savage Rifle 270wsm with scope. $500. 250-320-7621. Craftsman LT11 Riding Mower. Chains and garden trailer. Deck needs minor work. $500. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.

For Sale - Misc 6hp Evinrude O/B motor. $600. 70 CFM air compressor. $750. 250-574-3794. Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1500. 250318-2030. 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.




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


Deliver Kamloops this Week

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Lawn & Garden

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

Misc Home Service

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



F R E E E S T I M AT E S !

250.851.5079 • 250.554.1018 Renos & Home Improvement

1972 Triple E motor home 25’ 77,000miles 402 Chev lots of extras $7,000 250-523-9495 2004 Cougar 5th wheel. 12ft slide. Excellent cond. $14,000/obo. 250-554-1744. 2005, 38’ RV trailer 2 slides, sleeps 6, appl incld, fully loaded, $14,000. 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.

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

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


Scrap Car Removal

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




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

DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Renovations, Painting, Flooring, Drywall, Bathrooms, Electrical (Red Seal) & more 778-999-4158

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



Houses For Rent

Furnished5BdDen nrRIH, nsp, $3300. Call for shorttermrates 604-802-5649pg250-314-0909

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Luigi s Luigi’s

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


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

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.

Licensed & Certified 250-572-0753


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

• 2 large Garage Sale Signs • Instructions • FREE 6” Sub compliments of

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

Only 2 issues a week!

Brock, carriage house 2bdrms, priv entr, parking, all appl’s. $1800/mo. Nov 1st. 250-319-0891/250-319-7379.

$900. chairs



WE will pay you to exercise!

BONUS (pick p up p only):

ATVs / Dirt Bikes


Misc Home Service

Property For Sale

55” Sharp TV c/w mounting brackets. $100. 250-374-1011.

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

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

Shared Accommodation

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

Call our Classified Department for details! 250-371-4949

PERFECT Part-Time Opportunity


Chesterfield off-white, made by Sears. 3 1/2 yrs old. $1,000/obo. 236-425-0077. Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $850. 250-374-8933.

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


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Classes & Courses AAA - Pal & Core

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

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. November 9th and 10th, Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L. November 3rd, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

Brand New Yamaha R3 Motorcycle with only 6kms. 320CC, liquid cooled, ABS brakes. Still has 1 year Factory Warranty. $4,700. 250-578-7274.

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

Collectibles & Classic Cars

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

Boats 14ft. Runabout boat. 40hp Johnson motor on trailer. $1500/obo. 778-469-5434.



10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

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


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

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

FRIDAY, October 25, 2019 Collectibles & Classic Cars

Trucks & Vans 2001 Dodge Caravan exc cond 295,000km well maintained worth seeing and driving $3500 obo 250-318-4648 2003 Ford Ranger 4x4. Needs engine, everything else is new. $2,000/obo. 250-372-2096.

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

2010 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan. 4dr., AWD, V-6, auto. 50,001 kms. Must see to appreciate. $14,900. 250-374-1541. 2013 White Chevy Cruze LT. Auto, fully loaded. $6,000/obo. 250-554-4731.

Sports Utilities & 4X4s

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

Trucks - 4WD 1995 Chev 2500, 4x4, 5std Canopy, w/tires on rims $2000obo 250-579-8675 2003 Chev 3/4T service truck 4x4. 6.0L, V-8, auto. Engine driven air compressor. Power tailgate. $6900. 250-320-9215.

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

4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $900 Call 250-319-8784.

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

2010 Ford Escape XLT. Excellent condition. Loaded. $8,900/obo. 250-320-0246.

Business Opportunities

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

Looking for nursery and ginseng workers Mon-Sat 8-10hr per day transportation provided Call 250-319-7263 or fax 250-554-2604

Desk clerk (4-8 pm), laundryperson (car required), & 2-day part-time chambermaid.

LAMPLIGHTER MOTEL 250-572-0764 or email:

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


General Employment

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

GarageSale DIRECTORY Everything Organized Hosted Garage Sale Friday and Saturday, Oct 25/26th. 9:00am-2:00pm. (Brock) 965 Arlington Cresc. Large Sale. Huge collection of decor, furn, hshld goods, antiques plus much more.

BROCK Sunday, Oct 27th. 9am-???. 706 Holt St. Misc hshld items, exotic plants +much more.

Legal & Public Notices

Legal & Public Notices

Work Wanted Drywall repair, taping, textured ceilings and painting. Reasonable rates and seniors discount. Bonded. Graham. 250-374-7513/250-851-1263. 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.

Drivers Part-time driver required. Class 1. 2-3 days/week. Based out of Kamloops, BC only. 53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; van. 250-314-4805.


We are looking for a dependable, live-in person or couple to do general maintenance (suitable for a semi-retired / retired person) within a high rise apartment building every other week. Duties include, but deďŹ nitely not limited to: â&#x20AC;˘ Removing and Installing PTACs, stoves, and fridges as needed from suites â&#x20AC;˘ Supervising tenants as they move-out & in â&#x20AC;˘ Changing any lightbulbs throughout the hallways â&#x20AC;˘ Cleaning any unexpected garbage up throughout common areas â&#x20AC;˘ Recording required information for renting suites out or maintenance repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Reporting to the OfďŹ ce daily Ideal candidate can do heavy lifting, and have basic electrical and plumbing knowledge. Please call 250-828-2231 between 8 am and 2 pm to speak with the Property Manager.

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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 ďŹ les, original Wills, valuable papers, funds in Trust and Corporate records as soon as possible.

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Looking for Helper for cleaning shop, some computer skills. Non smoker. Call 250315-8573.


Notice to Clients of Stephen Michael Soll


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

Maintenance Person Required

2002 Ford Escape, auto. Exec body. Mechanic special. $900. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.

Trucks & Vans


General Employment


2014 Lincoln MKS, AWD, 4dr Sedan. 3.5 Ecoboost twin turbo like new, black in & out. 80,000kms, $22,300.00. 250-319-8784.

Kamloops # recruitment agency


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

Domestic Cars

Career Opportunities


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


Westsyder Inn at 3369 Westsyde Road, Kamloops is looking for two Line Cooks which are full-time, permanent jobs. Job duties include prepare and cook food according to speciďŹ cations, oversee kitchen operations, train and supervise staff, supervise and maintain inventory and record of food supplies and equipment, ensure quality of food. 6 months experience or related education required, Food Safety CertiďŹ cate and High School Wage: $14/h. 40 hours per week. Apply at or fax at 778 -298-5999

A Division of Tleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nax Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;awei Industrial Limited Partnership

Employment Opportunity Experienced Machinist Horst Precision Machines (HPD) Location: Position Status:

Kamloops, BC Permanent, Full-time

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Looking for Carriers KIDS & ADULTS NEEDED!


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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 483-587 9th     804-992 Columbia St (even side), 803-995 Nicola St. 51 p. Rte 322 - 694 11th Ave, 575-694 13th Ave, 1003    Columbia St, 1004-1314 Nicola St. - 61 p. Rte 324 - 606-795 Pine St. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 38 p. Rte 331 - 984-987 9th Ave, 1125 10th Ave, 901-981 Douglas St, 902-999 Munro St, 806990 Pleasant St. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 38 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W.       179 W. Nicola St. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50 p. Rte 380 - Arbutus St,      Sequoia Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 71 p. Rte 382 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 114-150 Fernie     Â Â? Â? Â? Â? Â? Rte 390 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fernie Crt, 158-400 Fernie Pl, Guerin Creek Way. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 46 p.


Rte 403 - 405-482 Greenstone Dr, Tod Cres. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 27 p. Rte 405 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Anvil Cres, Bestwick Crt. E & W., 98-279 Bestwick Dr, Morrisey Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 47 p.

Rte 410 - 56-203 Arrowstone Dr, Silverthrone Cres. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 47 p. Rte 449 - Assiniboine   ­    Sedona Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 90 p. Rte 457 - 990 Gleneagles Dr, Monarch Dr, 1810-1896 Springhill Dr, Tolima Crt. - 50 p. Rte 459 - Monarch Crt, & Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 38 p. Rte 474 - Coppertree Crt, Trophy Crt. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22 p. Rte 475 - Castle Towers, Sedgewick Crt, & Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 44 p. Rte 478 - 191-299 Chancellor Dr, Sentry Pl, Sovereign Crt, The Pinnacles. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 42 p. Rte 481 Â? Â?  Â&#x20AC;  Â&#x201A; Crt, & Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 68 p. Rte 482 - 101-403 Â? Â&#x201A;Â? Â?  Â? Rte 483 - Breakenridge Crt, Cathedral Crt, Grenville Pl, & 409-594 Â? Â&#x201A;Â? Â? Rte 484 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1923-2069 Gladstone Dr, Gladstone Pl, & 611-680 & 695 Â? Â&#x201A;Â? Â? Rte 487 - 201-475, 485-495 Hollyburn Dr, Panorama Crt. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 75 p.


Rte 503 - Fleming Circ, Hampshire Dr. & Pl. & Hector Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 48 p. Rte 509 - 459-551 ­ Â&#x201A;Â? Â&#x192; Â&#x201E; Shaunessy Hill â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 47 p.


Rte 581 - Cannel Dr, Cascade St, 15081539 Hillside Dr. & Mellors Pl.-47 p. Rte 582 - 1540-1670 Hillside Dr, 1500-1625 Â&#x2026;Â? Â&#x201A;­Â&#x2020; Â? Â&#x192; Windward Pl.-37 p.

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Rte 602     Knollwood Cres, Parkhill Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr. - 47 p. Rte 603  Â&#x2021;Â&#x2C6;          1625-1648, 1652-1764 Valleyview Dr. - 40 p. Rte 605 - 1770-1919 Glenwood Dr, Knollwood Â&#x201A; Â&#x2030;Â&#x2021; Â? Â?  Â? Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, ­ Â&#x20AC;Â&#x160;  Â? Valleyview Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 39 p. Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 1909-2003 Valleyview Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 33 p. Rte 608 - Curlew  Â&#x192;   Glenwood Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 70 p. Rte 618 - Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, 2509-2552 Â&#x2026;  ­   Â? Â&#x192; Â?Â? Thompson Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 58 p.


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Rte 4 - 727-795 Crestline St. & 2412 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2741 Â&#x2039;Â&#x152;­ Â?Â&#x201E; Â? Rte 14 - 2399-2305 Briarwood Ave, McInnes  Â&#x2021;   Â? Â&#x192; Wallace Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 37 p.

Rte 15 - Bossert Ave, 2195 Parkcrest Ave. & 1054-1094 Schreiner St.-55 p. Rte 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Downie Pl & St, Moody Ave & Pl. 2307Â&#x17D; Â&#x2039;Â&#x152;­ Â? Â? Â? Â? Rte 21 - 2300-2397 Fleetwood Ave, Fleetwood Crt & Pl, 1003-1033 Schreiner St, 1020-1050 Westgate St. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 53 p. Rte 61 - Popp St, Â&#x2018;  Â&#x17D;Â&#x201E;Â?Â&#x17D; Â&#x2039;Â&#x152;­  Â&#x20AC;  Woodstock Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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  Â&#x201E; Â&#x2019;   Â&#x2039;Â&#x152;­  Â&#x192; Â&#x17D; Â&#x2039;Â&#x152;­ Â? Â? Â&#x201E; Â? Rte 153 - Kemano St. & Seton Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 36 p. Rte154 - Belmont Cres, Cumberland Ave, Patricia Ave & Qualicum Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 70 p.


Rte 175 Â? Â&#x201C;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2C6;  Norview Pl, 821-991 Â&#x201C; Â? Â? Â&#x17D; Â?


Rte 253 - Irving Pl, 2401-2477 Parkview Dr, Â   Â&#x17D; Â&#x192; Â? Â&#x20AC;Â&#x160;  Â?  Â? Â? Rte 257 - Alpine Terr, Community Pl, 2192-2207 Grasslands Blvd, Grasslands Pl, 881-936 McQueen Dr, Woodhaven Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 53 p. Rte 258 - 806-879 McQueen Dr, Perryville Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 36 p. Rte 260 2040â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2185Westsyde Â? Â? Â? Â?




Rte 701 - Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Â&#x2039;

Â? Â?  Â? Rte 706 - 1078-1298 Â  Â&#x201A; Â&#x2026; Â?   Â? Rte 710 - 1350-1399  Â&#x201A;    Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D; Â&#x2039;

Â?Â?Â&#x17D;  Rte 718 - 1207-1390 Belair Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 23 p. Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina  Â&#x2021;  Â? Â? Â&#x17D; Â? Rte 751 - 5310    Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022; Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 64 p. Rte 752 - 5600-5998 Dallas Dr, Harper Pl. &  Â&#x2013;  Â? Â? Rte 754 - Hillview Dr, & Mountview Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 40 p. Rte 755 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6159-6596 Dallas Dr, McAuley Pl, Melrose Pl, Yarrow Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 72 p. Rte 759 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beverly Pl, 6724-7250 Furrer  Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2014;    Â&#x2021;Â&#x2C6; Â? Â? Â? Â? Rte 761 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6022-6686 ­  Â&#x2013;­      Â&#x2DC;Â? Â? Â? Â&#x201E;


Rte 830 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl,   Â&#x201D;  ­ Dr, & Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 61 p. Rte 833 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cameron  Â&#x201A; Â? Â? Â?Â? Â? Rte 836- Cahilty Cres, Hyas Pl, 4551-4648  ­Â&#x160; Â? Â? Â&#x17D; Â? Rte 837 - Helmcken Dr, 4654-4802  ­Â&#x160; Â? Â? Â? Â? Rte 842 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3945-4691 Yellowhead Hwy. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 35 p.


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