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The Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market’s final Saturday of 2019 was last weekend, a sure sign that winter is on its way to the Tournament Capital. Temperatures are expected to remain on the chilly side, with a high of 4 C projected for Wednesday — the final day of the 400-block Victoria Street farmers’ market — rising to double digits later in the week.

A Kamloops councillor cautioned against the “hot button” issue of development in Riverside Park on Tuesday as civic leaders met to discuss the future of the city’s downtown. Topics discussed included families, transportation, accessibility, crime, parking and waterfront development. Kamloops Coun. Bill Sarai brought up the latter, noting waterfront infill similar to that in other communities has been missing in the River city for more than two decades. Calling it a “hot-button” issue, Count. Arjun Singh urged caution when it comes to anything that may be perceived as commercializing Riverside Park.

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Poppies are now available all over Kamloops following the launch of the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy campaign fundraiser. Last year’s campaign raised about $60,000 locally, said Legion Branch 52 president Craig Thomson.

The funds raised go towards supporting veterans programming and services, including help with housing and service dogs for veterans. The Legion also donates about $15,000 annually in bursaries to students with a grandparent who is a veteran and supports local cadets groups. Launched last Friday, pop-

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City to look at decreasing traffic speeds in areas where seniors live Move could be similar to safety measures, speed limits already in place in school zones JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

Should Kamloops drivers be required to slow down in areas where seniors live, similar to speed limits imposed in school zones? That topic was among those raised Monday during the city’s development and sustainability committee meeting. The committee was reviewing a request from Kamloops Seniors Village residents to upgrade a crosswalk in front of the Aberdeen seniors home. More than 300 people signed a petition to the city, calling for overhead signage, flashing lights or beacons to be added to the crosswalk at the intersection of Hugh Allan Drive and Harrison Way. Staff, however, advised against upgrading the crosswalk for multiple reasons, including cost ($50,000 to $300,000 depending on underground utilities), traffic volume, the existing crosswalk meeting standards set out by the Transportation Association of Canada and potential for setting precedent. CAO David Trawin also noted significant costs ($4 million) expected down the road to upgrade 50 existing crosswalks to meet higher TAC standards set out in 2018, a decision council will be asked to mull during supplementary budget talks. Councillors Dieter Dudy and Sadie Hunter, however, wanted to ensure safety concerns raised by the seniors were addressed and the committee determined speed, not infrastructure, was at issue. Dudy suggested reducing the speed limit to 30 kilometres per hour, similar to school zones, and wants community discussion on the topic. “If we’re doing it for kids, why aren’t we doing it for seniors?”

DAVE EAGLES/KTW A senior uses a marked crosswalk on the North Shore of Kamloops. The city is expected to consider whether to lower speed limits in areas near seniors’ facilities, similar to speed limits in school zones.

Dudy asked the meeting. The city’s development director, Marvin Kwiatkowski, said reducing the speed limit in front of a seniors home is a larger topic than just the one crosswalk. The city had planned to potentially pilot reduced speed zones in the Sagebrush neighbourhood as part of implementing safety priorities in the new Transportation Master Plan. Instead, the committee directed staff to prioritize reduction of speed in seniors areas and report back, while touching base with the petitioners. The next committee meeting is scheduled for the end of November.

Sahali petition quashed The committee quashed a second petition, which called for removal of a pathway connecting Springhill Drive and Springview Place in upper Sahali. Sixteen people signed a petition to close the walkway for security reasons, citing concerns of vandalism, theft and undesirable activities. However, city staff said bylaws and RCMP reported no significant issues in the area, save for the odd barking dog. The pathway cuts through city owned park space and is located

near a school. Closure of the pathway would result in a longer trip along and require crossing of Springhill Drive to get to a sidewalk or travelling along a side with no sidewalk. The city’s development director Marvin Kwiatkowski deemed shutting down the path an “extreme” measure. Councillors Dieter Dudy and Sadie Hunter appeared to agree, deciding to remain with the status quo. “I would be loath to shut it down if it will impact safety of young children,” Dudy said.

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School District 73 intends to invite the Minister of Education to Kamloops for a tripartite meeting with the City of Kamloops. During a meeting between councillors and trustees last week, Kamloops Thompson school board chair Kathleen Karpuk extended the offer in an effort to encourage the development of new schools in Kamloops given increasing enrolment, particularly around the south eastern portion of the city. The topic was touched on last month during the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) when the school board and city met with the deputy minister of education. “In speaking with the deputy minister, he suggested

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tion minister has asked her if the city would help expedite building permits for new schools, which she has confirmed, but the ministry would like to find out first hand that the working relationship between the city and the school district is as good as suggested. In response Christian stressed the finite capacity for approving building permits, noting the city is already giving priority to permits surrounding the Sagebrush Theatre repairs, Valleyview secondary expansion and the rebuild of Parkcrest elementary in addition to other priorities surrounding social housing and the Royal Inland Hospital expansion. “There’s a lot of pressure on that department right now, so yes we do give priority to those community-wide projects, but at the other end


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Parents outraged at ‘ridiculous’ speeders near Westsyde school MICHAEL POTESTIO


It can feel “like Russian roulette” for a pair of Kamloops parents who walk their kids to school along Westsyde Road, they say, thanks to motorists speeding through the school zone. “You don’t know if you can catch up to them in time [when] some doorknob’s speeding down Westsyde Road. It’s kind of ridiculous,” said Aaron Davies. Each morning Aaron and Chrissie Davies drop their five-year-old son and daughter off at the newly reopened Westsyde elementary and their youngest son at daycare up the road. “We have three young kids under five that are walking here, and they’ll run a little bit ahead and push the crosswalk [button], people won’t stop, they’re flying through going 70 [km/h],” said Chrissie.

MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW Speed watch volunteer Esko Rissanen was clocking drivers on Westsyde Road on Tuesday morning.

She said some drivers will take notice of their speed and slow down but most do not. “We ask them to slow down, we’ll point to the school, we’ll yell that it’s 30 [km/h] and they’ll flip us off or tell us where to go and keep driving,” Chrissie told KTW. The parents said they have spoken to school officials about getting a crossing guard to work Westsyde Road and they’ve also been in contact with the police who she described as attending the area constantly.

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from the school and others on their morning commute to work. Describing motorists as creatures of habit, Rissanen said many may not be aware the speed limit is back in force, making their efforts important to raising awareness. Chrissie said the situation has improved slightly since September, with police maintaining a sporadic presence in the area. On two prior occasions, Kamloops Mounties have clocked more than 350 drivers speeding through the new Westsyde elementary school zone since the start of the school year, police say. Police were in the area on Sept. 22 and Oct. 17, catching 57 motorists driving through at more than 20 km/h over the 30 km/h speed limit. Out of 365 vehicles that passed through, more than 200 were driving faster than the posted school zone limit.

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WITH WEXIT, WAIT When a Facebook group exploded overnight, it seems like everyone started paying attention. But a bump in interest on Facebook does not necessarily say much about the West’s overall attitude toward separation. Many are pointing to Alberta’s recent election results, in which 97 per cent of the province’s ridings went to Conservative Party candidates. But by vote share, the figures are not as wild as they seem. In 2019, 69 per cent of votes in Alberta went to Conservative candidates. The figure is the highest in Canada, but it is no surprise from Wild Rose Country voters. The province saw the Conservatives deliver similar results in 2004 (62 per cent), 2006 (65 per cent), 2008 (65 per cent) and 2011 (67 per cent). The issue at the heart of the movement is the plight of the oil and gas industry, particularly in Alberta, the federal carbon tax and equalization payments, all of which were antagonized by the re-election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party. But the people have not convinced the premiers. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is keen to use Albertans’ anger to bring change for his province, as is Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe. Manitoba’s Premier Brian Pallister further disavowed the idea of western separatism, telling media, “I have no time for that.” Locally, Kamloops voters rejected the one candidate who expressed support for western separation — People’s Party candidate Ken Finlayson brought in 1.6 per cent of the vote. The question of western separation seems to be one fuelled purely by anger and the unfounded idea of disenfranchisement, with little leadership behind the movement and even less substance when it comes to putting solutions on the table. It is also unclear whether or not Kamloops would be part of the new western state. Some maps don’t include B.C., while others include only B.C.’s north, with the cut-off point near our city. The idea of separation is not one to rush based on dissatisfaction with election results. The clue is right there in its most recently adopted name of Wexit. Does anyone really want to embark upon a venture that could be as disastrous as Brexit?



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he death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi serves as a symbolic full stop to the many civil wars that have engulfed Syria in the past eight years, although Baghdadi was not personally in charge of anything by the time he died. The outcome of all those wars was already becoming clear, and it is the Russians and Bashar alAssad who have won. Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of American troops from eastern Syria makes the Russian victory clear — within days, there were Russian soldiers taking selfies in the abandoned American bases on the Syrian side of the frontier with Turkey. Trump’s elaborate thanks to the Russian, Syrian and Turkish governments for their aid in the Baghdadi operation was a genuflection before the powers that now really count in the region, but the Russian response was as disdainful as ever. “We are unaware of any alleged [Russian] assistance during this operation,” said Maj.-Gen. Igor Konashenkov. What have the Russians won? Four years after they began providing air support to a Syrian regime that was teetering on the brink of defeat, Bashar al-Assad’s brutal rule once again extends over almost all of Syria. They never had to commit Russian ground troops to combat, and yet they are now the dominant outside power in the entire Fertile Crescent. Assad didn’t do too badly either. First he cleared the rebels out of all the big cities, then he regained control of all Arabicspeaking rural areas except the northwestern province of Idlib, and now his troops are re-occupying most of the Kurdish-speaking


WATCH east without a fight. He never had to fight Baghdadi’s ‘Islamic State’ either. It was a Syrian Kurdish militia with U.S. air support that destroyed the part of IS that was located in Syria. And when Trump pulled U.S. troops out of Syria on Oct. 6, betraying the Kurds, Russian diplomacy finessed that into another win for Assad. The Syrian Kurds were immediately attacked by Turkey, which intended to ethnically cleanse the Kurdish population from northeastern Syria and replace them with Arabic-speaking refugees from other parts of Syria. It was almost certainly Russian emissaries who persuaded the Kurds to give up their dream of independence and invite the Syrian army back in to protect them from the Turks. When the Syrian army went back in last week it was accompanied by enough Russian soldiers to deter the Turks from shooting at it, so Syrian troops now control most of the border and ethnic cleansing is presumably off the menu. Turkish troops still hold some bits of Syrian territory that they grabbed last week, but Ankara has publicly stated that it will not try to keep them indefinitely. Turkish strongman Recep

Tayyip Erdogan backed the jihadi rebels throughout the Syrian civil war and still protects them in their last stronghold in Idlib. He even kept the border with Syria open so that foreign jihadis could cross to join Islamic State. But he is a pragmatist who understands the new realities, and within months he will reopen diplomatic relations with Assad’s regime in Syria. That will mean that Turkey can no longer provide military protection to the jihadi groups in Idlib — most of whom now acknowledge the leadership of Osama bin-Laden’s old organisation, al-Qaeda. Thereupon the final operation to reconquer Idlib can begin, although it may be done quite slowly and methodically to keep the Syrian army’s casualties down. The Russians have accomplished everything they set out to do in the region in 2015, and the main risk they face now is overconfidence. They saved Assad and he owes them a lot, but he also owes Iran, which provided and paid for the foreign Shia volunteers who provided vitally needed military manpower when the Syrian army was running out. They have drawn Turkey away from its old reflexive loyalty to NATO, but it is still a member of the alliance and Erdogan’s political position in Turkey is weakening. Vladimir Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia two weeks ago went well, because Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman has been seeking friends elsewhere after Trump did nothing in response to the recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oilfields. But the Saudi position at home is hardly secure either. The truth is that Russia has won the prize, but the prize is a can of worms.

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KTW reader Lois Ward voted no to a performing arts centre in 2015, and she’s not sure why the issue is being brought back to life.

Editor: Re: (Letter: ‘Owner of stolen truck should also be charged,’ Oct. 23 edition of KTW): The writer takes the position that Francis Payette should have called the police. In fact, he did contact the RCMP when he found out that his truck had been stolen on Oct. 11. However, as clearly outlined in a story in the Oct. 18 edition of KTW, had he contacted the police before confronting the thieves it clearly would have been a lower priority call for Mounties. When Mr. Payette confronted the thieves sitting in his stolen truck, they made the choice to run. In that moment Mr. Payette was forced to make a split-second decision as to how to proceed. He made the choice to try to not let them escape a second time with his property. It was never his intention to cause any harm. I find it offensive in the extreme that the writer would actually say

Francis Payette’s truck caught fire after a series of collisions on Oct. 16. Payette told KTW he held onto the stolen pickup as thieves drove erratically and at high speeds.

Payette started things. No. These thieves started the whole thing when they made the decision to steal someone else’s property and, when confronted by the owner, flee in the manner they did with no regard for others. Are we now at a place in society where someone will blame the victim for making a stand against thieves in the only manner avail-

able to him in that moment? I would suggest Mr. Payette is the kind of person who would stand up for others, including the writer of the previous letter, if she were being robbed or threatened. But, oh wait a minute — according to her, he should just stand idly by and call 911.

It’s criminal that a multi-billion-dollar corporation is allowed to subject taxpayers to high decibel blasts, night and day. No other sector of our society is permitted to do that, except emergency response vehicles and trains, when there is something on

the track in the train’s path. Corporations should be accountable. Until then, thank you again, engineers.

WE ALREADY SAID NO TO A PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE A SARCASTIC THANK YOU TO RAILWAYS — myself included. The attitude of full-steam ahead by a small group of those who do want it speaks volumes. No cost to the taxpayer? I think not.

Lois Ward Kamloops

Editor: I would like to send out a great big thank you to all of the train engineers who courteously toot their horns as they pass through the small towns across Canada who have not been afforded a controlled crossing.

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Editor: The subject of the performing arts centre was no longer an issue after the people spoke quite clearly with an astounding “No” vote. We do not need an another centre. This is a blatant disregard to those people who chose to say no

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It was a proud moment for veterans and their families at the Kamloops Legion on Monday as seven soldiers were honoured by the Korean government for their service during the Korean War. Kangjun Lee, representing the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver, draped the Ambassador for Peace Medal over four veterans and presented relatives of three others who have since passed away with the medal as well. Standing up to accept the medal with the help of his son, 86 year old Gerry Klein told KTW it feels nice to be appreciated. Seeing what South Korea looks like today gives him a sense of pride in his service. “When I was there, Seoul was just a bombed-out city,” Klein said. Klein, who’s called Kamloops home for decades, went to war at the age of 18. In Korea he was on the front lines three months at a time, Klein served as a mechanic in the tank outfit B Squadron of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse regiment. About a year into his service the truce was signed. Gerry’s son, Grant Klein was happy to see his father’s service appreciated and that the Korean consulate hasn’t forgotten, noting the Korean War is often overlooked.

Growing up, he said his dad didn’t talked about the war. “I can just imagine what they went through and what they saw there,” he said. “Today we call it post traumatic stress syndrome.” When his father did open up, Grant said, it was clear he was proud of his service. Stephen Lowry, 71, who’s called Kamloops home since 2015, accepted the medal on behalf of his late father, flight lieutenant Bob Lowry. Lowry was one of 22 Canadians who served as exchange pilots with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, serving in the 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Stephen told KTW. He said his father flew 50 combat missions and had his wife’s name on the nose of the Canadian-made Sabre jet he flew. Stephen had a clear sense of pride when describing his father’s heroic exploits — as an aviation buff he’d often ask his father questions over the years, collecting snippets of information. During his childhood, Stephen said he would sometimes overhear his father talking about the war with friends during parties. “He wouldn’t really talk directly talk to us, but when he was in high spirits with friends and so on we could listen through walls and here certain

things,” he said with a laugh. Robert Freeston’s service in Korea was inevitable. His father served in both world wars and his two brothers served in the Second World War. “It just continued down,” said Freeston, who was 17 when he left his home in Montreal to join the war effort. Freeston spent about a year and a half in Korea as an artillery gunner, a job that’s left him wearing hearing aids today. He said Canada “is a country worth fighting for.” Monday’s ceremony left Freeston, who currently resides in Kamloops, feeling respected for the service he and his fellow soldiers made nearly 70 years after the war broke out. Freeston’s son, Denis, who’s also served in the military, said he’s proud of his dad and the medal is well-deserved. Also honoured was veteran Jim Barlow, John Smith, Chester Kenyon (deceased) and Barry Lister (deceased). Kenyon’s daughter, Brenda Reid, and Lister’s wife Bev — along with his grandchildren Evan Lister and Nathan Daulk received the medals on behalf of their loved one. The Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950, when North Korea invaded its southern neighbour. The conflict lasted for three years and claimed the lives of 516 Canadian troops. About 27,000 Canadians fought in the war.

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New trial for Salmon Arm man accused of sex assault A former Salmon Arm optician who was found guilty two years ago of sexually assaulting a teenaged boy in the 1980s has had his conviction overturned by B.C.’s highest court, but he will have to stand trial again. Kenneth Pilkington was convicted in 2017 of a historic sexual assault involving a 14-year-old boy. Court heard Pilkington, now 75, was in his 40s when he first met the teen.

Pilkington had been accused of inviting the boy into the back of his optical shop on a number of occasions and molesting him, then paying him small sums of money. Pilkington was ordered to spend two years on probation and to register as a sex offender for 20 years. Pilkington was also barred from having authority over children or visiting parks or pools, and he had to submit a sample of his DNA to a national criminal database.

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Pilkington appealed successfully that the B.C. Supreme Court judge who heard his trial erred in assessing the accused’s credibility. Pilkington’s lawyers had asked the B.C. Court of Appeal to enter an acquittal due to his advanced age, but the threejudge panel instead ordered a new trial, noting “a cogent body of evidence that would support conviction.” A date for Pilkington’s new trial in B.C. Supreme Court has not yet been set.

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School District 73 has found an in-house replacement for its retiring assistant superintendent overseeing elementary schools. Current director of elementary education and learning services Trish Smille has been appointed to the position and will assume the role effective Jan. 1, 2020. SD73 superintendent Alison Sidow said Smille holds herself to the highest professional standards and will be a terrific asset to the senior leadership team. “Trish has proven herself to be an experienced district leader with extensive knowledge in the K-12 education sector and is passionate about supporting staff to deliver exceptional service to our students,” Sidow said. In her current role, Smille focuses on equity and inclusion in programming and services and felt she could have a greater

impact in her new underway this week. position. Smille first came “It’s a no brainer to SD73 in 2015 as to continue working principal of South with such a dedicatSahali elementary ed group of individubefore moving into als and work with the position of direcour school leaders in tor of student supa more close way,” port services, which Smille told KTW. became the director She will replace of elementary eduSMILLE current assistant cation and learning superintendent Rob Schoen, services about a year and a half who has held the position since ago. 2015. Smille said she intends to She also leads the special meet with staff to see what their education, Aboriginal education, concerns and needs are in order and international education to enhance school success. programs in SD73. She said she will be working Prior to arriving in Kamloops closely with Schoen over the Smille worked for Yukon’s next two months in preparation department of education as the for the job. director of student support ser“We’ll have a nice bit of overvices. lap,” Smille said. “I anticipate Smille holds a master of eduhe’ll have some files to transfer cational leadership and adminover to me.” istration from the University of The appointment leaves the Calgary, a bachelor of educaKamloops-Thompson school tion in elementary education district in need of a new director from the University of Calgary, to fill Smille’s role, recruitment and a bachelor of arts from the for which is expected to get University of Alberta.

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Kamloops Rugby Club members are shaken up following a break-in at their clubhouse in Exhibition Park. “It’s made us mad,” said Andy Fraser, the KRC’s clubhouse manager. “Angry, I guess.” The burglary occurred after about 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 and likely before daylight the following morning. Between $4,000 and $5,000 worth of goods were stolen. “Sad to report my second home, our rugby club, got broken into,” Chris Chan, a longtime Kamloops Raider, posted on Facebook. “This is even more upsetting as we operate on a very small budget (unregistered non-profit) and most of our items were donated by our amazing community and club members.” Items stolen that were donated by Chan include a Sonos sound bar and subwoofer, an Apple AirPort Extreme router

and remotes. Other items taken include a Samsung TV, men’s and women’s rugby gear, a laptop, Apple TV, beverages, a donation jar for the junior fund and the club’s automated external defibrillator. “It’s not an insignificant event for us,” Fraser said. “That’s a lot of money for a club like ours.” Burglars gained access to the main clubhouse area through one of the change rooms. They popped locks to get into the change rooms. “They cleaned out both change rooms,” Fraser said. “There are guys walking around missing their rugby boots and saying, ‘Where’s my jacket?’ Security updates to locks are already underway. Fraser said the club will be installing cameras and motion detectors, and reinforcing windows and doors. “We’re having to spend a lot more money to fix the weaknesses we probably should have done before,” Fraser said. “I’m sure they [the City of Kamloops] have some ideas. It is, after all,

a city-owned facility. I just let them know this [Friday] morning. They’re usually pretty good about helping us with things like this.” Fraser suggested the thieves may have parked behind the clubhouse, between its back door and the nearest softball field at Charles Anderson Park, in an area that is not visible from River Street or the Western Canada Theatre parking lot. “It’s completely isolated,” Fraser said. “Apparently, there was another break-in at the Lorne Street condo construction site the same night. Maybe the two events are linked. They could have just rolled down the street.” RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said investigators are left with little to go on. “There are no suspects, witnesses or surveillance video,” she said. Anyone with information on the break-in can reach Fraser at 250-371-1651 or police at 250828-3000.

Accessibility feedback sought by province KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops residents will have the opportunity to make their voices heard next month when it comes to the development of accessibility legislation in B.C., according to a press release Tuesday from the province.

Shane Simpson, minister of social development and poverty reduction, will be in the city on Nov. 12 for an in-person meeting with people with disabilities, their friends and families, advocates, experts and business owners. Everyone is welcome to

attend and participate. The meeting is slated to take place at Lii Michif, 707 Tranquille Rd., between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Those unable to attend can also submit feedback electronically by going online to engage.

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Join us for Kamloops’ first ever Pumpkin Smash 10:00 am–2:00 pm on November 2, at the McArthur Island Soccer 1 & 2 parking lot. Participants will be able to drop, smash, and roll their jack-o’-lanterns as part of a free, family-friendly event that promotes composting pumpkins after Halloween. Can’t make it to the event? Pumpkins can be composted for free at all City compost sites.

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City staff sees potential PAC as ‘key amenity’ in downtown From A1

Asked of the project’s significance, city planning manager Jason Locke told KTW after the meeting it would be an important building block. “It definitely is something that could help as a key amenity in the downtown,” Locke said. “It could help absolutely improve and enhance the downtown.” All of the ideas in the draft plan are just that — ideas which may guide staff in the future but depend on further council approval for considerations like funding. Some of the ideas also rely on private developers. Asked if identifying desirable locations, such as the parking lot next to the Plaza Hotel for a public square, puts the city in a precarious negotiating position down the road, Locke told KTW it doesn’t because the redevelopment opportunity has always existed. Coun. Kathy Sinclair also wondered about that proposed plaza location during council deliberations, specifically linked to crime. Locke said design principles to reduce crime are taken into consideration, but added more people living and working downtown would also mean more eyes on the street, helping to quell such issues. “If criminal activity is hap-

Consulting KCBIA next step With council comments in hand, staff will next consult with the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association to discuss the future of downtown. KCBIA executive director Carl DeSantis called the draft plan “very exciting” and said his organization has been involved as a stakeholder since the beginning and touted the city’s engagement process. “You look at the initiatives, the recommendations that have been proposed, they’re going to enhance the downtown in many regards,” DeSantis said. “We’re going to see rising tides, a perfect storm. Everything’s going

pening, we have a process in place to take care of that,” Locke said. Meanwhile, councillors Dale Bass and Mike O’Reilly were concerned children and families were left out, without mention of walking to child care centres and a future school. Council heard the school district has prioritized new facilities in Aberdeen and Pineview ahead of downtown. “To me, it’s just something missing,” O’Reilly said. Councillors Sadie Hunter and Singh, meanwhile, pushed for stronger language in the plan linked to their respective causes

to be rising at the same time: densification, new businesses, entertainment. It’s going to create a walkable, vibrant, exciting downtown.” DeSantis said getting more people and entertainment in the city’s core will attract diverse businesses and professionals. He called the potential performing arts centre a project that “has to happen.” “We have to stop saying no to opportunities like this, economic development opportunities like the PAC are far-reaching,” he said. A date for staff to take the draft to go back to the public has not yet been set.

(accessibility and climate action) while the issue of parking was delayed — at least for now, as the city continues to work on a separate downtown transportation strategy. Mayor Ken Christian, meanwhile, cautioned against ideas unrealistic in Kamloops, such as outdoor public spaces that would only operate for six months of the year. He noted below freezing temperatures on Tuesday. “I’m wondering if this is going to add a bit of cosmopolitan flair that’s not necessarily going to work in Kamloops,” Christian said.


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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

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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.

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OTTAWA — Big business is adding its voice to a broader call for economy-lifting changes in Canada following an election campaign widely criticized for its dearth of deep policy discussion. The Business Council of Canada, a lobby group representing chief executives of the largest corporations, has released a report underlining its concerns around obstacles like the aging population, sluggish productivity and global economic threats. The document lays out recommendations the council argues will improve Canada’s position. “On the campaign trail and in the platforms of your parties, these issues received little or no attention. They cannot and must not be ignored any longer,” the report said in a message to political leaders. “As leaders, you now have a

choice. Between now and the next campaign, you can devote your energies to the struggle for short-term tactic advantage. Or you can recognize that the world is changing — and changing fast.” Political parties largely avoided putting forward detailed visions for how best to boost Canada’s economic future, even as the global economy flashed signs of a slowdown. In its report, the council called the lead-up to the Oct. 21 vote “one of the most polarized, fractious and dispiriting federal election campaigns in memory.” Leaders from across the business community have urged the incoming government to lay out a strategy on how best to make Canada more prosperous, especially at a time of elevated trade uncertainty and rapid technological change. The report lists half-a-dozen recommendations for Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal gov-

ernment, which will have the added challenge of negotiating with opposition MPs to pass legislation. The recommendations, the council said, are based on months of consultations with individuals, social service agencies, labour and environmental groups, Indigenous organizations, economists, as well as current and former elected officials from different levels of government. Among the ideas, the council calls for boosting immigration to supply the labour force, easing regulations, updating the tax system, and convening a first ministers’ meeting to develop a national-resources strategy. There’s also a call for the government to establish an independent body to identify and prioritize nationally significant infrastructure projects. The council supports the Canada Infrastructure Bank, a federal financing agency set up

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OTTAWA — More than one-third of Canadians voted strategically in last week’s federal election to stop another party from winning, a new poll suggests. Thirty-five per cent of respondents to the Leger poll said their decision about who to support took into account the chances that their vote would prevent another party’s candidate from being victorious. And almost as many waited until the final week of the campaign to make their choice. Thirteen per cent made a decision during the last week, six per cent during the final weekend before the Monday vote, and another 10 per cent literally didn’t decide until the last minute on voting day. The online survey of 1,503 adult Canadians was conducted Oct. 22 to Oct. 24.



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WASHINGTON — Defying White House orders, an Army officer serving with U.S. President Donald Trump’s National Security Council testified to impeachment investigators Tuesday that he twice raised concerns over Trump’s push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden. Alexander Vindman, a lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq and later as a diplomat, told House investigators behind closed doors that he listened to Trump’s July 25 call with new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and reported his concerns to the NSC’s lead counsel, according to his prepared testimony. His arrival in military blue, with medals, created a striking image as he entered the Capitol and made his way to the secure briefing room. “I was concerned by the call,” Vindman said, according to his testimony obtained by the Associated Press.

“I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government’s support of Ukraine.” Vindman, a 20-year military officer, was the first official who listened in on the phone call to testify as the impeachment inquiry reaches deeper into the Trump administration and Democrats prepare for the next, public phase of the probe. He was also the first current White House official to appear before the impeachment panels. With the administration directing staff not to appear, he was issued a subpoena to testify. The inquiry is looking into Trump’s call, in which he asked Zelenskiy for a “favour” — to investigate Democrats — that the Democrats say was a quid pro quo for military aid and could be an impeachable offence. Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to denounce the probe as a “sham.”

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LONDON — Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons on Tuesday backed an early national vote that could break the country’s political impasse over Brexit or turn out to be merely a temporary distraction. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes that electing a new crop of lawmakers will provide a solution to the deadlock that

has stalled the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. The House of Commons voted 428-20 with dozens of lawmakers abstaining for a bill authorizing an election on Dec. 12. It will become law once it is approved Wednesday by the unelected House of Lords, which does not have the power to overrule the elected Commons. Johnson is pushing for an election in hopes of breaking

the parliamentary stalemate that blocked his plan to take Britain out of the European Union this month. This week, the EU granted Britain a three-month Brexit extension until Jan. 31. Johnson is gambling that an election will give his Conservative Party a majority. But after three years of inconclusive political wrangling over Brexit, British voters are weary and the results of an election are hard to predict.

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When? Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 1:15 PM The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing in the TNRD Boardroom, 4th Floor - 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, to consider proposed Bylaw Nos. 2694 and 2695. What is Land Use Contract Termination & Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2694, 2019? Proposed Bylaw 2694 would terminate Land Use Contract (LUC) Agreement Bylaw 240. It will shift land use regulation to Zoning Bylaw 2400, resulting in 1801 & 1805 Paul Lake Road, shown on map at right (legally described Lot 1, District Lot 4570, KDYD, Plan 39714; and Strata Lots 1-38, District Lot 4570, KDYD, Strata Plan K314 Together with an Interest in the Common Property in Proportion to the Unit Entitlement of the Strata Lot as Shown on Form 1) being rezoned to LR-2: Lakeshore Residential Multi-Family but with a site-specific amendment to allow a density of 1 unit per 625m2 (40 units). The particulars of Bylaw 2694 are available in our offices or on our website. The proposed Bylaw would implement the zone closest to the permitted uses and parcel area of LUC 240. What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2695, 2019? It amends Zoning Bylaw 2400 by rezoning vacant land near Kanaka Bar, ~10 km south of Lytton west of the Trans-Canada Highway on Kanaka Station Road (legally described District Lot 4, Kamloops (Formerly Lytton) Division Yale District, except Plan B726) as shown shaded on map at right, from RL-1: Rural to a special Comprehensive Development Zone to allow an affordable housing complex comprising single family dwellings, two family dwellings, multi-family dwellings and a community hall. Future uses also include smallscale agricultural and renewable energy generation. 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 Bylaw 2694 or 2695 (via the options below) which must be received at our office prior to 9 a.m. on the 5th 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 Bylaw and all supporting information can be inspected from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except statutory holidays) at our office, from October 24th, 2019 until 1:15 p.m. the day of the Hearing; or please contact us via any of the options below.

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New Neuropathy Pain Cream Provides Amazing Leg and Foot Relief A cream, not a pill, may be the most effective solution yet for neuropathy pain; active ingredient increases sensation in the legs and feet, relieving burning, tingling and numbness By Dr. Henry Esber, Ph.D. TORONTO − An exciting clinical use survey study shows that a new neuropathy cream can relieve leg and foot pain in just 15 minutes of applying. And according to the study participants, burning, tingling, and numbness were the most common symptoms to be relieved. The cream, called Diabasens, recently developed by scientists in the US and became an instant hit among those suffering with neuropathy. It’s finally available in Canada. The patented formula works in minutes of contacting the skin, initiating two phenomena’s in the body. The first phenomenon is known as vasodilation which triggers arteries to expand, improving circulation in the extremities. The second is called TRPA1 activation and this is what really has people excited as it relieves the pain.

Research Shows Correlation Between Nerve Damage and Sensation Published research shows that neuropathy symptoms arise when the nerves in your legs and feet break down and blood flow is lost to the areas which surround them. As the nerves begin to die, sensation is lost. This lack of sensation is a major cause of burning, tingling, and numbness. Remarkably, Diabasens contains one of the few known substances to activate TRPA1, a special sensory pathway right below the skins surface which controls the sensitivity of nerves. It’s these nerves that allow you to feel hot, cold, and touch. And although this pathway has been known about for years, neither a drug or a pill has been able to target it successfully. That’s why Diabasens is so impressive. “It all comes down to sensation. When sensation is lost the foot feels constantly asleep. It may also burn and tingle. When sensation is increased, these nagging symptoms often go away”, explains Dr. Henry Esber, one of the scientists behind Diabasens. “That’s why Diabasens performed so well in our clinical use survey study. It increases sensation and blood flow wherever it’s applied. It’s impressive to say the least”

A Brilliant Technology Most Failed to Consider Until now, many pharma companies have failed to develop a means of TRPA1 activation to fight neuropathy pain. Diabasens is one of the first to take full advantage of this amazing discovery. “Today’s treatment methods have focused on minimizing discomfort instead of attacking its underlining cause. That’s why millions of adults are still in

excruciating pain every single day and are always battling effects” explains Esber. “Diabasens is different. Since the most commonly reported symptoms...painful, tingling and numb legs and feet...are caused by lack of sensation of the nerves, we’ve designed the formula increase their sensitivity.“ “And since these nerves are located right below the skin, we’ve chosen to formulate it as a cream. This allows for the ingredients to get to the site faster and without any systemic side effects” he adds.

Study Finds Restoring Sensation the Key to Long Lasting Pain Relief With the conclusion of the human clinical use survey trial, the makers of Diabasens are offering it in Canada and the US. And regardless of the market, its sales are exploding. Men and women from all over the country are eager to get their hands on the new cream and according to the results study participants reported, they should be. In the trial above, participants taking Diabasens as needed experienced pain relief in just 15 minutes after applying! Burning, tingling and numbness were the most commonly reported symptoms to improve. Even more impressive, when asked if this was the best product they used for their legs and feet, 90% gave a resounding “Yes” with all participants raving they would absolutely recommend it to someone else.

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Targets Nerves Right Below the Skins Surface Diabasens is a topical cream that is to be applied directly the legs and feet. It does not require a prescription in the US or Canada. The active ingredient is extracted from cinnamon bark. Studies show that neuropathy pain is often caused when peripheral nerves breakdown and blood is unable to circulate into your legs and feet. As these nerves deteriorate, sensation is lost. This is why you may not feel hot or cold and your legs and feet may burn, tingle and go numb. Worse, without proper blood flow, tissues and cells in these areas begin to die, causing pain that seems to never go away.

A NEW WEAPON FOR FIGHTING NEUROPATHY PAIN: applied. It’s now being used to relieve burning, tingling, numbness and other kinds of leg and foot pain.

The extract in Diabasens is one of very few compounds that can activate TRPA1, a special sensory pathway that runs through your entire body. According to published research, activating this pathway increases the sensitivity of nerves, relieving feelings of tingling and numbness in your legs and feet. According to published research, activating this pathway increases the sensitivity of nerves, relieving feelings of tingling and numbness in your legs and feet. Supporting ingredients boost blood flow, support cellular health and stimulate the nerves for increased sensation.

Amazing Relief Exactly Where You Need It With daily use, Diabasens users report remarkable improvements in their quality of life and pain levels without of the serious side effects or interactions associated with prescription drugs. Readers can now enjoy an entirely new level of comfort that’s both safe and affordable. Users have found it to be also extremely effective, especially if nothing else has worked with 90% ravings it’s the best leg and foot product they’ve ever tried.

How to Claim a Risk Free Supply of Diabasens This is the official release of Diabasens. As such, the company is offering a special discounted supply to any reader who calls within the next 48 hours. A special hotline number and discounted pricing has been created for all Canadian readers. Discounts will be available starting today at 6:00AM and will automatically be applied to all callers. Your Toll-Free Hotline number is 1-800-889-0240 and will only be open for the next 48 hours. Only a limited discounted supply of Diabasens is currently available in your region. Consumers who miss out on our current product inventory will have to wait until more becomes available and that could take weeks. The company advises not to wait. Call 1-800-889-0240 today.


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The Bombus Huntii bumblebee, above, is native to Western North America. It is more commonly known as the Hunt Bumblebee or Hunt’s Bumblebee. Left, Mae Frank and Lincoln Best work at cataloguing some of the more than 8,000 bee samples that were obtained during the Bee A Citizen Scientist study that was done in Kamloops.


Bee a Citizen Scientist, a local project focused on studying local pollinators, wrapped up last month following three years of work. The project officially ended with a group survey at McArthur Island Butterfly Garden in July, but participants continued to count pollinating insects in their own gardens until September. The goal for the project was to generate a list of flowers that could be brought to the City of Kamloops as recommendations to be planted in the city. “I just thought it would be fun,” said Elaine Sedgman, citizen science co-ordinator for the project. “I didn’t realize how a lot of work it would be.” The Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners’ Association organized the project, in col-

laboration with the biology department at Thompson Rivers University. “Three years ago, we had our first training with Erin Udal, who was involved with the environmental youth alliance in Vancouver, and she had done citizen science in Vancouver with these kids,” Sedgman said. She said participants learned to identify pollinators to honeybees, bumblebees, pollen plants bees — which collect the pollen on their back legs and nest in the ground — and hairy belly bees, which are cavity nesters that collect the pollen on their abdomens. “And then flies, which actually can pollinate up to 30 per cent of a crop,” Sedgman said. “And then wasps, and then ‘other’ was the other category, so beetles, butterflies, hummingbirds, if you’re really lucky to see one actually pollinating.” There were group counts of

pollinators done in Riverside Park and in the Butterfly Garden on McArthur Island, but participants also completed counts in their own gardens through the months of June, July, August and September. During this final year of the project, they attempted a true biodiversity study, collecting insects in blue vane traps to later be identified, a job handled by biodiversity scientist Lincoln Best. “We have almost 8,000 bumblebee specimens representing 15 species, which I think is pretty surprising,” Best said. “That’s a third of the North American fauna of bumblebees that we found just at low elevation, sagebrush-type sites.” According to Best, B.C. has the most diverse bumblebee fauna in all of North America, so being able to do a project like this here has provided the researchers with a wealth of new

information. “This kind of well-curated data set provides a lot of information on the critters, but also it establishes a historical baseline,” Best said. Alongside the main study, Thompson Rivers University student Mae Frank was at work with research on how citizen science compares to a more traditional scientific approach. “I originally got funding to do a project where I’m looking at citizen science compared to traditional entomological techniques, so using traps,” Frank said. “I’m going through the data right now and it’s really just showing me that there’s biases kind of everywhere, but there’s so many benefits to using citizen science.” One of the biases she noted was that there were pollinators that were observed by the citizen scientists that were not represented in the traps.

“What Mae’s work does is, it will help us understand the linkage between the data collected with citizen science versus those collected with traps,” said Lyn Baldwin, an associate professor in TRU’s department of biological sciences. “And we know that it will be easier for us to monitor with citizen science. But we know that that data is a particular snapshot on the world. “They’re complementary, but how are they complementary? I think is a really important thing for us to see.” Once the samples have all been catalogued, the university will receive a cabinet of them for further study. The Master Gardeners Association will also be given a few trays. Additional trays of pollinator samples will be provided to the Eureka science program at TRU, the Big Little Science Centre, School District 73 and the Tk’emlups Indian Band.


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The Kamloops Sikh community is hosting a guest speaker to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of the faith’s founder. Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal will deliver a talk at the Coast Kamloops Conference Centre on Nov. 1 in recognition of the birth of Guru Nanak, who was born in November 1469. Lal is a former professor at the University of North Texas and Guru Nanak Dev University, and was awarded a medal of honour from Grace Seminary in 2016. In his career, he authored 28 books and more than 700 scholarly articles. His speech in Kamloops will be on the topic of Guru Nanak’s message of oneness. The Nov. 1 event is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for members of the Sikh community and $10 for guests of members of the Sikh community and can be purchased at the door. GARDENGATE SEEKS TO EXPAND PROGRAM Do you know a hospitality worker who deserves to be recognized?


BRIEFS The Tourism Kamloops Bold Hospitality Awards nomination period is closing soon, and organizers are still accepting entries. Six categories are included: food and beverage front of house, food and beverage back of house, accommodation front of house, accommodation back of house, tourism attractions leader and tourism services leader. Nominations can be submitted online at, and they are set to close on Oct. 31. KIDNEY SUPPORT GROUP WELCOMING MEMBERS As August ended, there were 68 kidney patients in the Kamloops area who are on the pre-transplant list. If you are one of those people, or someone else who has been impacted by kidney disease, the Kamloops Kidney

Support Group is here for you. We meet on the second Saturday and the second Wednesday of every month. We will gather on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m., and Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m., at Chances (Barside Lounge and Grill), 1250 Halston Ave. There isn’t anything formal about KKSG. We have coffee, maybe some breakfast, and talk about life and kidneys. You won’t get any medical advice, but we will be there to share our experiences and offer our support, whether you are pre-dialysis or on dialysis, a kidney donor or a recipient, a family member, or anything in between. For more information, call Edna Humphreys at 250-3766361 or Dorothy Drinnan at 250573-2988. BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE’S BIG GALA TO BE HELD NOV. 2 The Big Little Science Centre is hosting a fundraising gala on Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Dunes at Kamloops. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $80 and include a $25 tax receipt. They can be purchased by calling 250-5542572.

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Kamloops restaurant Be Teased will soon cease to be. In a Facebook post early Tuesday morning, Be Teased owner Sharon Toews took to Facebook to announce its Kamloops restaurant at 795 McGill Rd. will close on Nov. 1. After operating the restaurant for three-and-a-half years, Toews said she and partner Mike Gregorig will instead focus on other endeavours in light of a number of issues that have made their Kamloops location difficult to operate. Those issues include ongoing parking struggles at 795 McGill Rd., staffing problems and an increasing minimum wage. “Everyone thinks, ‘Oh, you’re in such a great location’ — but realistically, we’re not. Our

parking at Landmark is certainly really bad,” she said. Parking at Landmark Heights has long been an issue. Recent attempts to remedy the situation by adding more parking on nearby cemetery land were denied by city council and multiple stratas continue to clash over the matter. Toews said things have not been very neighbourly at the development and when a new Be Teased location opens, it will be somewhere with sufficient parking. “I can’t see it being downtown. I definitely like the Sahali area,” she said. “We’ll keep an eye open for possibilities with new developments going in.” Toews admits she could have increased prices, and “maybe [that’s] what we should have done,” but said it’s hard to justify such an increase.

“It’s a catch-22. People are saying, ‘Well, we’re not going to pay $15 for a taco,’ and if we did we would end up with fewer customers,” she said. Meanwhile, the two plan to focus on other endeavours, including the Scotch Creek Hub, which they purchased about a year ago with two other couples, the Be Teased food truck, which operates in the non-winter months and offers catering services, and the their Shuswap Infusions Tea company. Toews and Gregorig opened Be Teased in Kamloops in March 2016 and operated the Be Teased food truck prior to that, building off the success of their tea business. The shuttered restaurant will be the second recent closure at Landmark Heights. Lucky’s closed at the end of September after two years at 795 McGill Rd.

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The 33rd annual Business Excellence Awards were held this past weekend, with 17 awards handed out to the best of the city’s enterprises. The event was put together by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and accounting firm MNP. Businesses were scored by an independent committee and finalists were interviewed to determine the winners. This year’s winners are: • Abbott Wealth Management Inc. — City of Kamloops Community Service Award; • Kamloops Food Bank — Rocky Mountaineer Environmental Stewardship Award; • Red Beard Cafe — Open Door Group Inclusive Workplace Award; • Top 40 Woodworks Ltd. — BDC Manufacturer Award; • Munden Ventures Ltd. — Domtar Resource Industry Award; • Portfolio Interiors — Aberdeen Mall Retailer 1-10 Staff Award; • Save-on-Foods, Sahali — Valley First A Division of First West Credit Union Retailer 11+ Staff Award;

• TasteFull Excursions Inc., Fit Financial Service Provider 1-10 Staff Award; • Abbott Wealth Management Inc. — Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Service Provider 11+ Staff Award; • Scorpion Technologies Ltd. — BCLC Technology Innovator Award; • Divine Tours — Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Hospitality Award; • Horizon Dental — River City Nissan Employer of the Year; • People in Motion — Kamloops Home Hardware Not-For-Profit of the Year; • Mitchell Forgie, Red Beard Cafe — TRU School of Business and Economics Young Entrepreneur of the Year; • Horizon Dental — Venture Kamloops Small Business of the Year; • Jack Mendes, Top 40 Woodworks Ltd. — Excel Personnel Business Person of the Year; and • Abbott Wealth Management Inc. — Community Futures Thompson Country Business of the Year.


After a summer of turbulence in B.C.’s forestry sector, Canfor is one step closer to being acquired by a company owned by Jim Pattison. Great Pacific Capital Corp., which already held 51 per cent of Canfor shares, is expected to acquire the remaining shares at $16 apiece, the forestry company said Monday in a press release. The takeover is being backed by Canfor, which said the all-cash deal is a strong one for shareholders, who are expected to vote on

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MONTREAL — Air Canada says it plans to hire 350 pilots next year in anticipation of the return of the Boeing 737 Max, whose grounding continues to weigh on Canada’s largest airline. Chief executive Calin Rovinescu said once authorities lift the airspace ban it could take up to a year for all 50 Max jetliners slated to be in operation by mid-2020 to hit the skies. “This is a process that will indeed be gradual. This is not an overnight process,” he said. Rovinescu cited “the serious disruption to our overall operations and to our cost structure and profitability” caused by the now eight-month grounding of the 24 Max planes in its fleet and 12 more that had been scheduled for delivery by mid-2019. “The removal of 36 737 Max aircraft, or about 24 per cent of our narrow-body fleet, from our schedule during our peak summer season exacted a toll,” he

said on a conference call with analysts Tuesday. Rovinescu’s reiteration of the “extremely challenging and complex situation” of the 737 Max came less than an hour before Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg sat down for withering questions from U.S. senators about two fatal crashes and whether the company concealed information about a critical flight system. “We have made mistakes, and we got some things wrong,” Muilenburg conceded. Some members of the Senate Commerce Committee cut Muilenburg off when they believed he was failing to answer their questions about a key flightcontrol system implicated in both crashes. Boeing successfully lobbied regulators to keep any explanation of the system, called MCAS, from pilot manuals and training. After the crashes, the company tried to blame the pilots, said Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “Those pilots never had a chance,” Blumenthal said.

Passengers “never had a chance. They were in flying coffins as a result of Boeing deciding that it was going to conceal MCAS from the pilots.” The 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia within five months killed 346 people, including 18 Canadians. Air Canada has removed the Max from its flight schedule until at least Feb. 14, while WestJet Airlines Ltd. has ruled the aircraft’s return until Jan. 4 but is mulling an extension. While Air Canada covered more than 95 per cent of planned flying in the third quarter, it was forced to cancel some routes and lease a pair of Airbus A330s on top of lease extensions for Airbus A320s and Embraer 190s, all of which are less fuel efficient than the Max 8. The 12 undelivered Max aircraft now sit on Boeing lots, delaying Air Canada’s hiring of pilots — the company currently has about 400 Max pilots, relegated to training for the time being. Fourteen more Max 8s were

slated for delivery in the first half of 2020, but may now be pushed back. The company will be able to remove about 15 planes from its fleet over the next 12 to 15 months, on top of the two A330s, chief financial officer Michael Rousseau estimated. Air Canada shares hit an all-time high Tuesday after the airline reinstated its 2019 profit forecast, even as the absent Max continues to hamper its earnings. The Montreal-based company’s earnings fell slightly below expectations last quarter, but its stock climbed nearly four per cent or $1.70 Tuesday to close at a record $47.42 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Analyst Walter Spracklin of RBC Dominion Securities said the effects of the grounding were to be “most significantly felt” in third quarter, when summer travel demand soars and capacity becomes tightest. “With the Max assumed to re-enter the fleet mid February, we expect 2020 to be a bit of a

choppy year as capacity and capex bump up and spending on re-crewing increases,” he wrote in a note to investors. “That said we expect this to be largely absorbed, even if noisy.” Doug Taylor, an analyst with Canaccord Genuity, highlighted how “the company has been able to effectively pass the added costs through to customers.” Air Canada reinstated its financial guidance, which it had suspended in March due to uncertainty over the Max grounding, with an adjusted earnings margin of 19 per cent and a free cash flow target of between $1.3 billion and $1.5 billion for the year. Net income fell nine per cent year over year to $636 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30. Revenue dropped three per cent to $5.53 billion. On an adjusted basis, earnings per diluted share rose to $2.27, up from $2.10 a year earlier but below analyst expectations of $2.34, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.

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SPORTS: MARTY HASTINGS Phone: 250-374-7467 Email: Twitter: @MarTheReporter Corryn Brown eyes a shot on the weekend at the Kamloops Crown of Curling. Team Brown, which includes skip Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Ashley Klymchuk, vanquished Siyu Han of China 6-0 in the tournament final on Sunday at the Kamloops Curling Centre. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

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and lead Ashley Klymchuk are the first Kamloops Curling Club rink to win the Crown, a World Curling Tour event, since Allison MacInnes in 2010. The Corryn Brown rink was Team Brown, which is coached undefeated at the Kamloops by MacInnes, won $4,000 and Crown of Curling and claimed padded its lead atop women’s B.C. gold with a 6-0 victory over Siyu Curling Tour standings. Han of China in the tournament Brown, which was 5-0 in final on Sunday. round-robin action, is the top B.C. “It was nice to get that monteam in Canadian Team Ranking key off of our back and another System standings. Kamloops name on that trophy,” “We had a really good weeksaid Brown, whose rink had never end,” Brown said. “There were a reached the Crown final until this couple games early in the roundyear. robin we had to grind out, but it “There was a huge crowd of seems like we got things going people cheering all weekend. later on.” It was nice to have all the supTrucks from Karla Thompson and port and it was great to bring her Kamloops Curling Club the championship home for squad qualified for the playKamloops.” Plus offs after posting a 3-2 record Skip Corryn Brown, third Erin taxlost 8-2 to in pool play, but Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes MARTY HASTINGS





Brown in semifinal action. “It’s too bad that couldn’t have been the final,” Brown said. “It would have been kind of neat to have an all-Kamloops final. “They had a couple of misses and we capitalized. That was the difference.” Next up for Team Brown is the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling tier 2 Kioto Tractor Tour Challenge event, which will run from Nov. 5 to Nov. 10 in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. The event has a prize purse of $50,000. “More money, more points and more opportunities,” Brown said. “It could definitely skyrocket us into the higher ranks.” If Brown wins gold, it will qualify to play at the Meridian Canadian Open, a televised tripleknockout tier 1 Grand Slam of

Curling Tour Challenge event in January in Yorkton, Sask., that features a $100,000 prize purse and international competition. Brown pulled out of the final B.C. Tour stop on the women’s circuit, the Sunset Ranch Kelowna Double Cash, opting instead to accept the invite to the Tour Challenge event in Nova Scotia. B.C. Tour points standings had not been updated as of KTW’s press deadline on Tuesday, but it seems likely Brown has already amassed enough points to earn one of two automatic qualification berths for the B.C. Scotties, which will run from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 in Cranbrook. If Brown remains the top B.C. team in women’s CTRS points standings, it will qualify for the Scotties based on that position. Yuta Matsumura of Japan

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earned a 7-5 victory over Tyler Tardi of Surrey in the men’s championship final on Sunday at the Crown. The Matsumura rink won $4,000. Kamloops skip Jim Cotter and his Vernon rink and Grant Olsen of the KCC did not qualify for the playoffs. Tyler Klymchuk of Kamloops plays third for Jeff Richard’s Kelowna rink, which also fell short of the playoffs. COUPLE OF WINS Pincott’s boyfriend Matt Dunstone was also on the ice Sunday, competing in the men’s final at the Grand Slam of Curling Masters in North Bay, Ont. The weekend was one to remember for the Kamloops couple. Read more on A26.

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Matt Dunstone was overcome with emotion in North Bay, Ont., barely able to peel himself off of the ice on Sunday evening to give a live interview to Sportsnet after winning his first Grand Slam of Curling title. Meanwhile, a few thousand kilometres across the country, his significant other, Erin Pincott, was busy throwing third for Team Brown in the women’s final of the Kamloops Crown of Curling. “I get really anxious watching him, so it worked out well,” said Pincott, whose team dispatched Siyu Han of China 6-0 to win gold on Sunday at the Kamloops Curling Centre. “I didn’t have to go through the agony of watching every shot. I just got off the ice and saw the result.” The Kamloops-based couple will not soon forget last weekend. Team Dunstone, which includes the skip from Winnipeg and three Reginians — third Braeden Moskowy, second Catlin Schneider and lead Dustin Kidby — won $35,000 for its triumph at the Masters and is expected to vault into the top five in men’s year-to-date world rankings. “In that moment, it’s just going back to growing up and watching some of the legends of the game win those events,” Dunstone said when asked about the post-game interview. “You hope one day you can play in those events, let alone actually win them. That’s where a lot of the emotion took over, a surreal moment.” The Kamloops Curling Clubbased Brown rink — skip Corryn Brown, third Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Ashley Klymchuk — snared $4,000, ensured automatic qualification to the B.C. Scotties and won its home World Curling Tour event


for the first time. “We’ve had situations where one person has had a good weekend and one person has not had a good weekend, or we’ve both had bad weekends, so to both come out on top, it’s nice,” Pincott said. Pincott may be one of many who suggests Team Dunstone use part of its winnings to purchase the skip a new lid, a replacement for the black and green leather 1997 Labatt Brier hat he donned at the Masters. “I’m sure he’s told you that I can’t say I’m a huge fan of it,” Pincott said. “I don’t know if green leather is meant to be worn on a hat, but whatever is going to help you win, do it.” Dunstone is employed by Ken Brown, Corryn’s father. Ken, a former provincial champion curler, belonged to Barry McPhee’s Kamloops Curling Club rink at the 1997 Brier in Cowtown. “He thought I stole the hat from him because he played in that Brier,” said Dunstone, who was on coffee break with Ken at Tim Hortons while speaking to KTW on Tuesday. The hat, in fact, was given to Moskowy by Highland Curling Club general manager AJ Scott. “My team knows I’ve been known to wear some vintage curling hats,” Dunstone said. “We strung together a couple wins. I couldn’t take it off.” The hat promises to get play

in shot-of-the-year-candidate highlight reels. Dunstone made an astounding angle-raise takeout to score two in the fifth end of the final against 11-time Grand Slam champion Brad Gushue. Dunstone bested the Newfoundland rink 8-5. The 24-year-old skip squeezed one through the tiniest of ports to score two in the fourth end of the semifinal against Team Mouat of Edinburgh on Saturday. Dunstone won 5-4. “I pulled out my small rock for that shot,” Dunstone said with a laugh. A runback triple takeout in the eighth end of Draw 9 against Mike McEwen of Winnipeg is also worth Googling. The wonder-shot secured a 5-4 win. “It’s just a strange thing where you get in this mode where you’re totally fearless,” Dunstone said. “You just get super confident, all four of us. Those shots totally change the outcome of an event for a team. “Not a whole lot of words to describe it. You don’t really ever expect to go into those events and win them, because they are the best other 14 teams in the world.” The curling power couple, as Corryn Brown referred to them on Instagram, may formulate plans to toast accomplishments. “It definitely makes for a pretty happy household for us,” Dunstone said. “There is probably a nice dinner and some drinks in the near future for us.” Hopefully Dunstone has the good sense to leave the hat at home during the night out. “He has to lose two games before he takes it off, so, hopefully, he’s wearing it for a while,” Pincott said. “But I wouldn’t be the most sad if it did come off at some point.”

WEDNESDAY, October 30, 2019




Erin Mutch gets low to pass on Friday at the Tournament Capital Centre.


Erin Mutch, Morgan Rigelhof and Hayley McNaught, like the majority of their TRU WolfPack teammates, are not 6-foot-3 Belarusians. Their names may not always jump off the stats page and their places of origin — Victoria, St. Albert, Alta., and Woking, Alta., respectively — don’t quite have the same marketability to a Kamloops audience as, say, Poltawa, Ukraine, the home of 6-foot-2 setter Anastasiia Muzyka. But they are among depthadding players who strengthen the Pack’s bid to be a Canada West title contender. “I think we can go really far,” Mutch said. “We’re one to watch out for.” TRU earned a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Dinos on Saturday at the Tournament Capital Centre to push its record to 4-0, improving on its best-ever start to a U Sports season. The Pack blanked the Dinos 3-0 on Friday. WolfPack head coach Chad Grimm didn’t name names, but he hinted a few times during postmatch interviews on Saturday that

out how to use all these players,” Grimm said. He has done a commendable job through four matches, but neither team depth nor deployment was top of mind for Calgary head coach Natalie Gurnsey. “They’re really playing aggressive, playing to win,” Gurnsey said. “They’ve always been competitive, but it just seems there is a difference this year in their desire to win matches.” The WolfPack, Mount Royal (4-0) of Calgary and Trinity Western (4-0) of Langley are the league’s remaining undefeated teams. TRU’s victories have come against Calgary (0-4) and Brandon (0-2), which are ranked fifth and 11th, respectively, in a pre-season Canada West coaches’ poll. The Pack are ranked sixth in the poll and will be in action next against the second-ranked Alberta Pandas, who are off to a 1-3 start. Match Time is 6:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the TCC. “We’ve had a really good start and we’re going to grow even more,” McNaught said.


some of his charges were having off nights. McNaught stepped up at middle with 11 kills and 16 points, Mutch, an undersized left side at 5-foot-9, ripped eight kills to help fill some of the void left by the absence of injured Avery Pottle, and Rigelhof provided two clutch points to close out the second set. “It gives us some flexibility when people are struggling,” Grimm said. “We can put somebody else in and they can provide some punch.

“It feels pretty nice [to be 4-0]. I have never been in this spot before. The more [wins] we can put in the bank now, the better.” Prolific 6-foot-3 outside hitter Olga Savenchuk of Donetsk, Ukraine, Kseniya Kocyigit, the 6-foot-3 Belarusian, and fifth-year standout Kendra Finch of North Vancouver are expected to lead TRU’s offence this season. Their jobs will become easier if word gets around they can’t be keyed on. McNaught, for example, did her part on Saturday night,

putting together some film that may concern opposition. Grimm also has two capable setters — Muzyka and Abby Spratt of Calgary — with varying skillsets. The look of the offence can shift dynamically depending on who is in the game. “We have a lot of depth,” McNaught said. “We have a lot of players who can go in for anybody.” Deployment might be Grimm’s greatest challenge this season. “Now it’s my task how to figure

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BRIEFS will travel south to play Everett on Saturday and Portland on Sunday. STORM’S STORY The Kamloops Storm dropped a pair of home games on the weekend in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play at Memorial Arena. Chase knocked off Kamloops 3-1 on Saturday. The Kimberley Dynamiters bested the Storm 4-1 on Friday. Brett Mero tallied for the Storm on Saturday. Jakob Drapeau started between the pipes for Kamloops and allowed one goal on 25 shots. PaulinHatch replaced Drapeau early in

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n a recent edition of Dig It, my colleague Joanne Hammond discussed the presence of a very significant concentration of archaeological sites in and around Kamloops and how these sites pertain to the occupation of the region since the last Ice Age by Secwepemc people (“The Proof is Under the Pavement,” July 24, 2019). Her article was accompanied by a single photo of the South Thompson river valley, overlain with red circles and ovals. These polygons represent archeological sites and her intent was to illustrate their ubiquity in our city, often buried just out if sight, in locations both predictable and surprising. To any B.C. archeologist, these red polygons would be immediately recognizable. In British Columbia, the protection and management of archeological sites is the responsibility of the Archaeology Branch — an office of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. The Archaeology Branch has a variety of roles, but two of the most important relate to the issuance of permits and maintenance of a provincial registry of recorded archaeological sites. This registry is accessed by archeologists through an online portal called RAAD (that is, Remote Access to Archaeological Data). On RAAD, archeological sites are represented by red polygons. RAAD is maintained by the Inventory Section of the Archaeology Branch. It maintains the provincial registry, which contains records for each of the more

JOHN POLLACK PHOTO In the spring of 2018, a Canadian government team was surveying caribou populations by helicopter when pilot Ken Lancour spotted a deep, snow-filled cavity in Wells Gray Provincial Park. The team named the cave Sarlacc’s Pit in reference to the iconic Sarlacc creature from the film, Return of the Jedi. The 110 metre by 60 metre wide cave remains unofficially dubbed until a naming consultation can be held with area First Nations. The cave is off limits to anyone thinking of visiting the newest discovery as doing so could result in a $1-million fine and one year in jail.

than 50,000 recorded sites in the province. When an archeologist discovers a previously unrecorded archeological site, or revisits a recorded one, they are required to submit a B.C. archeological site inventory form. Site forms contain a variety of information that archeologists collect when they record archeological sites. This includes everything from basic location information and related maps to summary data regarding the age and functions of a site, its environmental context, condition and significance. Together, these site forms comprise an inventory of archeological sites, which can then be accessed through RAAD.

Access to RAAD is limited to professional archeologists who require data about previous archeological studies and other eligible professionals who require information about archeological sites for land-use planning or development approvals processes. The information on RAAD is not available to the general public. As the Archaeology Branch website explains, RAAD access is tightly controlled because of “the sensitive nature of archeological sites.” Why is access to archeological site data limited and controlled? The secrecy around archeological sites and their locations is intended to help protect sites from damage by pothunters.

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A pothunter is an amateur artifact collector who lack the formal training of professional archeologists. They collect artifacts from sites without the requisite permits and without recording the types of observations of their discoveries, which would allow archeologists to make reasoned inferences about past human behaviour. Moreover, they often target the kinds of artifacts that would otherwise be most useful to archeologists: artifacts diagnostic of particular time periods or particular activities, such as: stone arrowheads, dart points, spearheads and knives. Also, pothunters often dig pits into sites in their quest for artifacts, obliterating the context and

associations of their finds. This reduces the historical importance of the artifact from that of one piece within a prehistoric puzzle to that of mere curio. At its worst, pothunting occurs at an industrial scale, with artifacts at times offered for sale online. Collecting artifacts from archeological sites without a permit from the Archaeology Branch is illegal, as it violates the B.C. Heritage Conservation Act. Pothunters may be subject to a fine or even imprisonment under the terms of the Act. In a sense, pothunters are the frenemies of archeologists. Their hobby damages archeological sites and limits the information potential for archeologists. Yet, having an interest in artifacts and what those artifacts represent is commendable. It’s the same curiosity about the past, which motivates archeologists, after all. If you’re a pothunter, please leave the artifacts you find where you find them and instead share your discoveries with the professional archeological community. Your interest and passion for artifacts is understandable. Consider joining the recently formed Kamloops chapter of the Archaeological Society of B.C. (ASBC) More information about the ASBC is available online at If you’re considering buying, selling or developing a property, and you are interested in knowing whether there is a recorded archeological site on that property, you can request the information from the Archaeology Branch through their website at Realtors may also obtain this information for properties, which they list for sale.


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Four people made two statements each. One person’s statements were both true, another’s were both false and the other two people each made one true and one false statement Who is who with regard to honesty? Alan: 1) Carol always lies. 2) I never lie. Beth: 3) Alan always lies and Carol always tells the truth — or it is the other way around? 4) Carol always lies and Alan always tells the truth — or it is the other way around. Carol: 5) I like cucumbers. 6) I like onions. Don: 7) Beth lied exactly once. 8) Alan always lies.


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CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 It may finally be time to get serious about getting out in the job market once more, Capricorn. Whether you’re looking for a new job or returning after a hiatus, retool your résumé.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 While success brings you many things, it can feel lonely at the top, Aquarius. Surround yourself with associates who can be a sounding board and offer assistance.


- Feb 19/Mar 20 Take time to listen more and speak less, Pisces. Doing so allows you to make a better assessment of what those around you need and want.

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


WEDNESDAY, Octobery 30, 2019


CLASSIFIEDS Phone: 250-371-4949


Fax: 250-374-1033








Announcements . . . . 001-099 Employment . . . . . . . . .100-165 Service Guide . . . . . . . 170-399 Pets/Farm . . . . . . . . . . .450-499 For Sale/Wanted. . . . .500-599 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . .600-699 Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700-799 Automotive . . . . . . . . . . 800-915 Legal Notices . . . . . . 920-1000

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

Based on 3 lines

No Businesses, Based on 3 lines Merchandise, vehicles, trailers, RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, boats, ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, furniture, etc.



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

Tax not included Some restrictions apply

Scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule. Tax not included. Some restrictions apply



ALL ADS MUST BE PREPAID. No refunds on classiďŹ ed ads.

1 Issue . . . . . . . . . $1300 1 Week. . . . . . . . . $2500 1 Month . . . . . . . . $8000 ADD COLOUR. . $2500 to your classiďŹ ed add Tax not included


Coming Events

Art & Collectibles

Basement Suites


FALL FAIR Nov 2nd 10am - 2pm Kamloops United Church Corner of 4th & St Paul. Free entry. Free hourly prizes. 20 vendor tables + 6 â&#x20AC;&#x153;collectibleâ&#x20AC;? tables inc Pendelfin Rabbit collection. Lunch Available

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.

Vacant NKam, 2bdrms, c/a, patio, nice yard. $1,000/mo plus shared hydro. Ref, req. 250-376-0633.


For Sale - Misc If you have an upcoming event for our

1948 Ferguson rebuilt motor & extra parts has a util. snow blade & chains mostly original $3,000. 250-374-8285.


5th wheel hitch $250. 250374-8285.

go to

Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1500. 250318-2030. and click on the menu and go to events to submit your event.

PERFECT Part-Time Opportunity

2 Days Per Week Call 250-374-0462

REMEMBRANCE DAY Kamloops This Week will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019

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

Call our Classified Department for details! 250-371-4949 Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000 (250) 376-6607 Toro lawnmower 21 inch. 650cc motor. $75.00 250-3746092.

Furniture 6 drawer Walnut dresser w/ mirror & matching double bed exc cond $200. 250-374-7514. Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $850. 250-374-8933. White leather power reclining sofa. $750. 48â&#x20AC;? round table/chairs. $250. 250-3125531.


CHOOSE LOCAL â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Family Protecting Your Familyâ&#x20AC;?



Scrap Car Removal

Licensed & CertiďŹ ed 250-572-0753


12 Friday - 3 lines or less 1750 Wed/Fri - 3 lines or less


BONUS (pick p up p only):

â&#x20AC;˘ 2 large Garage Sale Signs â&#x20AC;˘ Instructions â&#x20AC;˘ FREE 6â&#x20AC;? Sub compliments of Tax not included


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


AAA - Pal & Core

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

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



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

Houses For Rent



Furnished5BdDen nrRIH, nsp, $3300. Call for shorttermrates 604-802-5649pg250-314-0909 Monte Lake 1bdrm. Own yard, W/D, F/S. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Remodeled. $800/mo. 250-320-3833. Monte Lake 3bdrms on 1 1/4 acres. Remodeled, custom kitchen, unfinished basement. W/D, F/DW, gas stove. $1400/mo. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 250-3203833.

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

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

RICKSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SMALL HAUL For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!! 250-377-3457

Misc Home Service

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


17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Aerolite Trailer like new, slide out, stabilizer bars. $9,900 (250) 372-5033


1972 Triple E motor home 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 77,000miles 402 Chev lots of extras $7,000 250-523-9495

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Family Protecting Your Familyâ&#x20AC;?



10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

250-374-0916 Renos & Home Improvement

Tax not included

Sports Utilities & 4X4s

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

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

Based on 3 lines 1 Issue.. . . . . . $1638 1 Week. . . . . . $3150 1 Month . . . $10460

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

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



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

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

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 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


2005, 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; awning + extras $22,000 (250) 523-9495.

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

4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $700 Call 250-319-8784.

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

Property For Sale

Sports Equipment Lost Lost: 18 month old female short haired tabby and white cat on Oct 23rd on Lorne St. 250-377-8997.


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


Hockey Gear fits 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;4â&#x20AC;? 120 lbs, brand new + skates 6.5 size. Serious inquires only $650/obo. for all. Call 9-6pm 250-374-7992. Ultra Light Ride Snowboard w/bindings, never used. $375. Arc Solomon snowboard w/bindings $325. 578-7776.



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

Farm Services

Health WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops this Week Only 2 issues a week!

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

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Domestic Cars

Farm Services

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


2013 White Chevy Cruze LT. Auto, fully loaded. $5,500/obo. 250-554-4731.


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

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

Farmers Market


Taking orders 3 meat cabbage rolls ask for Karen between 9am-6pm 236-421-2255

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






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

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




WEDNESDAY, October 30, 2019


FALL FAIR Nov 2nd 10am - 2pm Kamloops United Church Corner of 4th & St Paul. Free entry. Free hourly prizes. 20 vendor tables + 6 â&#x20AC;&#x153;collectibleâ&#x20AC;? tables inc Pendelfin Rabbit collection. Lunch Available

Business Opportunities /events

Business Opportunities



WEBBER LAW R0011755831 5413 Law Firm requires:


1. Conveyancing Legal Assistant, 2. Legal Assistant for a Solicitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Practice. Experience required for both positions. Private Office, Excellent Salary & Benefits for qualified applicants. Send Resume to: Roger Webber Webber Law #209 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1211 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9 tel: (250) 851-0100 fax: (250) 851-0104

General Employment Full-time homecare worker required to assist disabled lady in her home. Medical experience an asset, but not essential. Call/text 778-586-4452 or email: I PAY Cash $$$ For All Scrap Vehicles! and $5 for auto batteries Call or Text Brendan 250-574-4679. Looking for Helper for cleaning shop, some computer skills. Non smoker. Call 250315-8573. Looking for nursery and ginseng workers Mon-Sat 8-10hr per day transportation provided Call 250-319-7263 or fax 250-554-2604

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

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

LAMPLIGHTER MOTEL 250-572-0764 or email:

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. kamloopsthisweek

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

Maintenance Person Required 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.


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.

LOWER SAHALI/ SAHALI 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.

PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN 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.



Employment Opportunity


Looking for Carriers DOWNTOWN


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

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NORTH SHORE Moving Sale: Saturday, Nov 2nd. 9am-3pm. 691 Belmont Cresc. Yard, garden, camping, misc tools + much more.

~ 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.

Kamloops # recruitment agency


Rte 584 - 1752â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1855 Hillside Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 26 p. Rte 586 - 1505-1584 Â&#x2026;Â?Â&#x201A;­Â&#x2020;  Â&#x201E; Park Way & 1537-1569 Plateau Pl-27 p. Rte 588 - Davies Pl, 16801754 Hillaisw Pl, Monrwewy Â? Â&#x192; Â&#x2021; Â? Â? Â? Â? Rte 589 - 1200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1385 Copperhead Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 52 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr. & Saskatoon Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 36 p.


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.


Rte 667 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Birkenhead Dr, & Pl, 1674-1791 Cheakamus Dr, Similkameen Pl. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 64 p.


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.

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

Kamloops, BC Permanent, Full-time

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the General Manager of HPD the Journeyman Machinist is responsible for all machining operational aspects to ensure products are manufactured in a timely cost effective manner in accordance with established company procedures. QUALIFICATIONS: ďż˝ ���������� ��������� ������������ ďż˝ ���������� ���� ������ ��� ��� ������ ďż˝ ��������� �� ������� ������������� ďż˝ ���������� �� ďż˝ ������ ��� ������������� ����������� �� �� ����� DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND SUITABILITIES: We are looking for someone who is reliable, has a positive attitude and can move efficiently through all work processes to produce quality products. You ��� ������� �� ���� �� ��� ���������������� ��� ������� ���� ���� ���� ������ ������������� ������� ������������ ���������� ���������� �������� ��� �����ability are key in this role. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: ��� �� ��������� �������� ���� �� ���������� ������� �������� �� ������ ��� ���� �������� ���� �� ������������ ���� ����������� ���� ����� �������� ��� an interview will be contacted. For further information, a copy of the job description, or to apply; please email: Please include the title of the position you are interested in or are applying for in the subject line of your email. Resumes and covering letters should be sent no later than Thursday, �������� ����� ����� Horst Precision Machines is a division of the Tleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nax Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;awei Industrial Limited Partnership and is affiliated with the Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC). The TTG encourages TTC citizens and their spouses and family to take advantage of the TTGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preferential hiring policy.

Automotive Technician & Automotive Apprentice Â?Â?Â? ­­ Â&#x20AC;

As the ideal candidate, you have a strong background in vehicle maintenance & enjoy working with a high energy team. Required Skills and Experience ¡ You hold a Level 2, 3, 4 or Red Seal Automotive Service Technician ticket and have experience in front end brakes, shocks and wheel alignments. ¡ You have the ability to excel in a physically demanding environment.                  vehicles. ¡ You have a strong passion for people and understand the true value of good customer service. ¡ Safety is paramount â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you contribute and adhere to a safe and environmentally responsible workplace. ¡ Supply and maintain personal tools.                 fundamental business knowledge. ¡ Working along-side an experienced red seal Automotive Service Technician.                ¡ Working with a Well-Established Company â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kal Tire has been in business since 1953 and currently has over 250 store locations across Canada. Continued expansion plans lead to career advancement opportunities.               

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Bryon George Edwards Bryon George Edwards of Kamloops, BC, passed peacefully away on October 21, 2019 at the age of 52. 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. 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 Condolences may be sent to the family from



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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.

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


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WEDNESDAY, October 30, 2019

OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Hiromi “Harold” Honda May 29, 1927 - October 2, 2019

Sharon Elanor Dalziel

November 25, 1940 - October 17, 2019

Sharon Elanor Dalziel passed away on October 17, 2019 in Kamloops, BC.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Murray Krausher on October 6, 2019 in Kamloops, BC at the age of 67.

Sharon was born in Ashcroft, BC on November 25, 1940 and was married to Laurie Dalziel on

Murray will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Lorri, daughter Melissa (Koshane) and twin granddaughters Khloe and Makenna. He will also be deeply missed by his brothers Dennis (Eva) and Garry (Valerie), along with his nieces, nephew and many other family and friends.

Sharon worked at Scotia Bank for 35 years and retired in December of 2000.

Murray was born in Wolseley, Saskatchewan on March 20, 1952. He moved to Prince George in 1969 where he met the love of his life Lorri, whom he married in 1973. There, he built their home while working as a manager at Woodwards. To his delight, he became a dad when his daughter Melissa was born in 1986. In 1989, Murray, Lorri and Melissa moved to Kamloops where he built another home for his family and spent many years working as a salesman and manager; retiring in 2014 to spend more time with his granddaughters, whom he completely adored.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Harold Honda at the age of 92. Harold passed away at Hospice House with loving family by his side. Harold was predeceased by his parents Ikumatsua and Han Honda, two sisters Elaine Kitagawa, Peggy Uyede and husband Hisakasu, daughter Eleanor and husband Ken Herritt and four grandchildren. Harold left behind his loving wife of 59 years Gladys, daughter Sherry Dyck, son Gordon (Teresa) Bath of Kelowna, sister Martha Johnson of Greenwood, BC, also many nieces and nephews, nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. A celebration of life to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lillooet Hospital Foundation or Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9 would be appreciated.

September 7, 1966.

Sharon is survived by her husband Laurie and her children David (Barb), Dawn (Ron), her grandchildren Meghan, Lauren and Nathan and her sister Heather Anne (Jack) and Margo. Family wishes to thank Dr. Howie and her nursing staff at Trinity Hospice for their care in her last few days. There will be no funeral service held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Kamloops Hospice Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at (250) 377-8225

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Charlie Benton February 5, 1930 - October 20, 2019

Peacefully with family by his side, Dad lost his battle with lymphoma at the age of 89. Dad was born in Admiral, Saskatchewan and moved to Penny, BC at the age of 16 where he met Mom. They were married at the ages of 17 and 18 and were married 64 years. Dad was a logger for many years working in Penny, Donald and then in Kamloops. Many times in Kamloops he had to go away from home into camps. We always enjoyed his stories of tricks he would play on people. In later years, Dad worked in construction. Dad got along with all people, he liked them and they liked him and they never forgot him. He was a gentle giant, handsome and right up to his death people could not believe he was 89. Dad instilled in us a strong work ethic. Get a job, be there every day, work hard and be on time. Tell the truth because in the end it is less painful. He was a quiet man of few words. He loved to laugh although never did out loud, only a quiet chuckle and he loved to tease. Dad and Mom were parents that did everything with us – picnics, wiener roasts, snowmobiling and camping. In later years, they were very independent and spent many years at Knouff Lake where they built two log homes and spent hours going into the bush

Murray Krausher

March 20, 1952 – October 6, 2019

Murray found joy in spending time with his family, going to church, gardening, working on his house, cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and taking his family on adventures in his motorhome. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, father, grandad, brother, uncle, good friend and faithful man of God. He always had time for his family, was generous, kind and liked to talk to people about the love of Jesus. A Celebration of Murray’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Summit Drive Church, 1975 Summit Drive, Kamloops, BC.

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getting firewood. Dad started making wooden puzzles and was thrilled to give them away to family, friends and strangers. No one could figure them out. Dad was predeceased by his wife Jean, his parents Gordon and Charlotte and two brothers Jack and Steve. Left to remember him are his daughter Joy, sons Rick (Linda) and Jim (Cindy), grandchildren Tila (Warren), Rick Jr. (Kam), Cora Lee and Dallas (Debra), greatgrandchildren Dylan (Bailey), Nakayla (Leon), Ryder and Mason, great-great-grandchildren Jackson, Graysen and Curtis. Dad’s younger sister Gail Stewart, more family as well as many friends. We wish to thank the nurses on 5-South and the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice who cared for our Dad in his last days. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family from

OTHERS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE Others who have gone before Hold up my trembling hand. They comfort me in the blind despair I cannot understand. They suffer with me when I hurt, Weep with me in my pain, Remind me that we are not lost ... Though I must now remain. Those who’ve gone before me, Hear me when I cry. Sing softly with me soothing chords Of unsung lullabies. Mourn anniversaries never marked, A future I cannot keep. They gently kiss the pain away, And love my heart to sleep. The ones who’ve gone before me Hold me in my dreams. They gently stroke my furrowed brow, And calm my silent screams. They love me in my heartache, Wait quietly nearby., Hold patiently, one to another Till I join them by and by. By Joanetta Hendel, Indianapolis, Indiana

WEDNESDAY, October 30, 2019


OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Mary Jacqueline “Jackie” Hamilton

Terry (Terrence) Cheyne

She was born on November 15, 1938 in Vancouver and passed away peacefully on October 23, 2019 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC at the age of 81. She is predeceased by her parents Robert and Winnifred Hamilton and her son Michael Gary Boake. She leaves behind many loved ones: sisters Maggie Lutz and Diane (Peter) Makara, her sons James and Thomas (Carolyn) Boake, her daughter Angela Winter, grandchildren Marina and Candace Winter, Erek, Kevin and Colin Boake and great-grandchild Matayah.

Born in Scotland, Terry passed away at 76 years of age in Kamloops, BC. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years this December 16, 2019 Lilly Trudeen Cheyne (née Lyne), his children Carla “Michelle” (Kevin) Shute (née Cheyne) and Joseph Daniel (Samantha) Cheyne, his grandson Jethro Thomas Shute. Also by his brother Brian Cheyne, his nephew Gordon (Minna) Mennie, his nieces Shona Pearen (née Mennie), Danielle (Tyler) Parenteau (née Cheyne), cousins Nelson (Laura) Cheyne, Hazel (Ray) Mitchell (née Cheyne), Rosalind (Nick) Spithorakis (née Cheyne), Derric (Carolyn) Cheyne, Edith (Sydney) Burgess (née Stephen), Sheila (Clifford) Meldrum (née Stephen), Amy (Eric) Cowie (née Stephen), James Alexander “Darry” (Irene Coull) Stephen.

Thank You With Gratitude

From the Family of Peter Topolewski While the passing of the sweetest, kindest soul has left us heartbroken, our hearts are also filled with thanks and gratitude for the many family and friends who have provided every means of love and support to us at this very sad time. Every prayer, card, bouquet, meal, hug and shared tear has given us comfort. Please know we so appreciate your kindnesses. We also wish to express our gratitude to the healthcare professionals and their staff who provided such exceptional, compassionate care to Dad over the years, most especially Dr. François Malan, Dr. John Hamilton, Dr. Amalia De Wet, Dr. Amin Aminbakhsh and London Drugs pharmacists. We are ever in your debt. Special thanks to the caregivers that allowed Dad to remain at home, especially Tracey Demers for going above and beyond ~ truly an angel. And neighbours Keith and Wendy Lyttle whose ongoing help made life a little easier for us all. And finally, profound appreciation for Debbie Ellis-Tadros and Ryan Rhodes whose presence gave the family the gift of time, an immense comfort.

Jackie will be missed by all that knew her. Her smile and generosity were always prevalent. She was blessed with lifelong friends and relatives that remained close to her until the end. She will remain in our hearts and thoughts forever. A Celebration of Jackie’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Schoening Chapel Tearoom, 513 Seymour St., Kamloops with Pastor Andrew Picklyk officiating. Condolences may be expressed at

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February 23,1943 - September 1, 2019

He is predeceased by cousin Maureen (Charles) Porter (née Cheyne), brother Norman Cheyne Jr., sister Kathleen (Roy) Mennie (née Cheyne), brother-in-Law Roy Mennie, father Norman Cheyne Sr., mother Isabella (“Ella”) May Cheyne. Terry spent most of the past two years at The Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and the family wishes to send it’s most sincere gratitude to all the staff. Despite this, Terry’s love for Jehovah weathered all the storms that life brought and he went to sleep faithful to his heavenly Father. He is missed but his everlasting future is “Just around the Corner.” Memorial Service to be held at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 270 Leigh Road, Kamloops on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

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Robert Walter Morgan July 29, 1932 – October 25, 2019

With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Robert (Bob) Morgan. He is survived by his wife and partner Doreen of 64 years, sons James and Keith, daughters Janis and Cathy, sister Dianne Margiotta and a multitude of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Dad spent many years as a top salesman for Olivetti Underwood, achieving numerous awards before moving to Kamloops in 1974 to manage Business World. Both Bob and Doreen were longtime members of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and served as president and secretary where they met many of their close friends. Short in stature but with a huge heart, He will be missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Cottonwood Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave, Kamloops, BC at 2:00 pm in the Dogwood Room Condolences may be sent to the family at (250) 377-8225

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Keith C. Hanson In loving memory of Keith Hanson who lost his battle with cancer on Friday, October 25, 2019. He is survived by his wife Robin, his daughters Jamie and Sherry, two sisters, six brothers and many nieces and nephews. Keith was an amazing, generous, loving person. Keith worked as a volunteer firefighter in Rayleigh and worked at Rona Home Centre. He loved helping anyone who needed it, whether it be big or little, he would do anything he could to help. From putting together a playhouse for charity, giving someone a ride when they needed it, or talking to you if you needed a laugh. If someone needed him he would be there. He had a passion for carpentry and playing darts. Keith was known by many and loved by more. Although we miss his voice and his smile, he will always be with us in our hearts and there for us in spirit when we need him. Please join us for an informal celebration in Keith’s honour on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm at 5916 Beaton Rd, Cherry Creek, BC. Please bring your own chair for seating and food/beverages. It will be outdoors with a fire for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. After 3:00 pm will be for family only.

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE & WEEP BY MARY FRYE (1932) Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die!


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