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Neighbours not happy with plan for Westsyde cannabis facility ALR land adjacent to the Dunes golf course is slated to become home to a large-scale marijuana production facility ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Two people were killed and a third was critically injured in a collision early Sunday morning between a car and a pickup truck at First Avenue and Battle Street in downtown Kamloops. The owner of the pickup truck was arrested later in the day, police said.

Two students killed in crash TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER

The two young men killed in an alleged hit-and-run collision early Sunday morning in downtown Kamloops were international students at Thompson Rivers University. According to the university, each of the four occupants of one of the vehicles involved in the wreck were international students or alumni. “The collision took the lives of two of them and critically injured

Driver of pickup truck fled scene, police say another,” TRU president Brett Fairbarn said in a statement. “Our deepest thoughts are with their families and OKOCHA loved ones and, on behalf of TRU, I offer our condolences.” Social media posts have identified the two deceased as Daniel Okocha and Feyisola Adebowale, both believed to be Nigerian nationals.

Emergency crews were called to the intersection of First Avenue and Battle Street just after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday for a ADEBOWALE collision between a pickup truck and a car. Police said two of the car’s occupants were killed and another was taken to hospital in critical condition. See INVESTIGATORS, A11



gricultural land in Westsyde is being prepped for largescale outdoor cannabis production — the first facility of its kind in Kamloops in the era of legalized weed — and some nearby residents are concerned. Interest in outdoor growing has thus far resulted in projects in mostly rural areas, including an operation in Westwold. This one, adjacent to the Dunes, is in city limits and visible from Westsyde Road. “Pot plants, when they’re in full bloom, are pretty smelly,” one resident who lives close to the facility, which is under construction, told KTW.

“That’s concerning, if it’s a strong smell all summer long. We’re not against marijuana. I’m not offended by the smell of marijuana. But that’s another level.” The proposed outdoor operation is slated for property at 4045 Westsyde Rd., owned by Bill Bilton. Bilton leased 30 acres to his son, Bill Bilton Jr., and more than a dozen other investors operating under the company Dunesberry Farms, which is seeking a federal license to grow cannabis outdoors and is about three quarters through the application process. The younger Bilton said outdoor growing comes at a fraction of the cost and with a smaller environmental footprint compared to indoor facilities. See FACILITY, A11

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Gaming convention Kamcon took over the Campus Activity Centre at Thompson Rivers University last weekend, bringing together hundreds of board- and tabletop-gaming enthusiasts. The event featured vendors from across B.C., improv comedy, demos, cosplay and special guest panels.

Police watchdog recommends criminal charges for three Kamloops RCMP officers KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

B.C.’s police watchdog is recommending criminal charges against three Kamloops RCMP officers involved in a 2018 arrest. The Independent Invest-

igations Office announced on Monday that it has forwarded a report to Crown prosecutors recommending assault charges for one Mountie and criminal driving charges relating to the alleged conduct of three officers.

The investigation stems from an early-morning Dec. 8, 2018, collision between an unmarked police car and a stolen pickup truck. At the time, police told IIO investigators the truck had previ-

ously failed to stop. The truck’s driver was injured during the arrest. It will be up to Crown prosecutors to review the IIO report and decide whether any charges will be laid.


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Old Navy is moving into Aberdeen Mall. Late last week, the city received an application for a building permit to construct the store, believed to be in the former Sears space in Aberdeen Mall. The city confirmed it received the application late last week. The move follows news last week that a Lower Mainland grocery chain is branching out to Kamloops, with a building permit application submitted in September for construction in the mall. Fresh Street Market will open at a date to be determined. Marshalls has also been confirmed for the space, which is being reconfigured to allow for multiple tenants. Work at the mall has been ongoing in the 120,000-square foot space formerly occupied by the late department store, which shuttered in 2017.

MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW City building-permit applications show Old Navy is slated to move into Aberdeen Mall, where extensive work is underway converting a 120,000-square-foot space that was home to a Sears department store before the chain ceased operations in 2017.

Kamloops Mounties are investigating a case of erratic driving involving a stolen vehicle. A Honda Accord apparently struck a parked vehicle and retaining wall before coming to a stop against a residence in the 400 block of Battle Street Monday, according to police, who were called to the scene at about 12:35 a.m. There were no injuries to any residents inside the house, which appeared to have sustained only minor damage. A short time after the crash the owner of the vehicle reported it stolen. The investigation is ongoing. On Oct. 27, police charged the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a home in the 2300 block of Frontage Road along Highway 1 in Valleyview. There were no reported injuries in that incident, either, but the home sustained extensive damage.

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Bob Dieno will celebrate his 50th birthday this weekend in Australia, a place where people don’t change their clocks. “I’m avoiding the time change again,” the Kamloops resident and Stop the Time Change advocate said, with a laugh. B.C. residents turned back their clocks last weekend to Pacific standard time — possibly for the last time. Dieno and Kamloops

counterpart Tara Holmes spearheaded a province-wide push in recent years to stop the time change, citing health and safety issues, and the province has since taken steps toward making that idea a reality. First, the province surveyed residents and found that an overwhelming number of people pledged their support (225,000) to stay permanently on daylight saving time. On Thursday, legislation was introduced.

If passed, the Interpretation Amendment Act would make daylight saving time permanent. “I think it’s fantastic,” Dieno said. “It’s what we’ve been asking for for the last four years.” Staying on daylight saving time would result in more light in the evening than the morning. On the current system, the latest sunrise in Kamloops through the winter is 8 a.m. and the earliest sunset is at 4 p.m. If the province were to move to permanent daylight sav-

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ing time, the latest sunrise would be at 9 a.m. and the earliest sunset would be at 5 p.m. Asked of safety implications for kids walking to school in the dark, Dieno said there are negatives to both sides. “There’s going to be no perfect answer,” he said. “I’ve always heard the other side of it more being, it’s dark so early in the evening right now.” Despite steps toward eliminating the time change, there are still

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hurdles. Attorney General David Eby said that more consultation is needed with U.S. trading partners like Washington, Oregon and California. “B.C. will not do this on their own,” Dieno said. Next steps include three readings to pass the legislation and awaiting on the states down south. It is unclear when it all could come together, however Dieno is optimistic that the spring time change in 2020 will be the last.

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Sentencing delayed for alleged gunman TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER

The sentencing of a Kamloops man accused of engaging police in a gunfight before holing up in his parents’ home for nearly 20 hours was delayed on Friday to give lawyers more time for discussions. Shane Caron, now 36, was arrested at about 4 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2017, at the end of a 17-hour standoff with police. Caron is alleged to have barricaded himself in his par-

Man accused of shooting at police during 2017 pursuit then emerged from ents’ home at the the home armed G&M Trailer Park and fled in a truck. on the Yellowhead Caron is accused Highway near Sun of opening fire on Rivers. police on multiple At the time of occasions during the the incident, police subsequent pursuit, said they became which took place involved with Caron CARON on the North Shore while responding to and through the Tk’emlups a report of a domestic assault reserve. at a home near the Halston Connector in North Kamloops. Lawyers were in court on Mounties said Caron told Friday asking for an adjournpolice he would shoot them, ment.

“We’ve been working to hammer out an agreed statement of facts,� defence lawyer Jonathan Avis said. “We’re not quite there yet.� A new date for Caron’s sentencing is expected to be set on Nov. 14. Following his arrest, Caron was facing numerous charges including four counts of attempted murder. Court records do not indicate which charges Caron has pleaded guilty to.

Two months for paintball gun menacing TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER

An Ontario man who was arrested at gunpoint in September after a driving around Kamloops pointing a paintball gun at people has been ordered to spend 60 days behind bars. Nigel Cox, 26, pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Court heard Cox’s brief spree began just after 9 a.m. on Sept. 7, when a man drop-

ping his wife off at work at Costco saw what he thought was someone firing a gun at traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway. The man told police the gunman, later identified as Cox, then pointed the gun at him but did not fire. He then drove away in a blue SUV. Five hours later, Cox pulled up alongside a group of young men walking near Sandman Centre and began yelling obscenities. He then jumped out of his vehicle with his

paintball gun and chased the group. Cox then got back into his vehicle to drive away but was arrested at gunpoint by CP police near the Red Bridge. Defence lawyer Eric Rines said Cox moved to B.C. over the summer and intends to stay in Kamloops. Rines said Cox was struggling with mental health issues at the time of the incident but has been medicated while in jail. Cox, who has no previous criminal record, was handed a 60-day sentence and released

on time served. He will be on probation for 12 months with orders requiring him to stay medicated as directed by doctors and barring him from possessing any weapons. “It’s fortunate that no greater harm was done in these events,� Kamloops provincial court Judge Stephen Harrison said in sentencing Cox. “It must have been very frightening for this individuals involved, especially those who weren’t aware it was a paintball gun and thought it was a real firearm.�

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If it’s difficult to find, build it yourself — that’s the perspective Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) is taking on a new project years in the making. KIS has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Kamloops in an effort to add another floor of office space atop the organization’s 448 Tranquille Rd. location and a five-storey, 30-unit apartment complex for immigrants, refugees and permanent residents on the property behind the building. France Lamontagne, executive director of Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) told KTW offering subsidized housing for immigrants is something they have wanted to do for decades. “In 2019, with all the difficulties we all have to find a good place to stay in Kamloops, it’s the right timing for the agency to partner with Habitat for Humanity and make this a possibility,” Lamontagne said. She said it’s important for newcomers to a city to find housing, one of the obstacles KIS faces when helping those new to Canada. The apartment building is expected to include homes with one, two and three bedrooms. “We have large families arriving in Kamloops, not

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just refugee families. We also have immigrant families that have already a few children and some on the go, and then some families also arrive with the grandparents,” Lamontagne said. She said often a single family home isn’t an option for these families due to price Lamontagne said KIS will manage the apartment building on its own and offer below-market value rent to tenants, and expects there will be plenty of demand. She said the building won’t be transitional housing as those who fill its apartments will be able to stay permanently. Lamontagne said KIS already has preliminary drawings to build another storey on the KIS building, and envisions adding a green space and playground for families to enjoy on the new roof as a quality-of-life enhancement for residents. “We want something people feel proud of,” she said, adding that she’s seen immi-

grant housing in other cities that resemble prisons. Lamontagne said she also wants a building that makes the North Shore community proud. “We are part of a developing neighbourhood and we want to be part of that good feeling about the North Shore in Kamloops,” she said. Habitat for Humanity Kamloops executive director Bill Miller said they will be the catalyst to bring KIS’s vision to reality. It’s expected to be a multimillion dollar construction project, but neither Miller nor Lamontagne could say exactly how much the project will cost. “Way to early in the game for that,” said Miller, adding that won’t be known until the final design concept is in place. Miller said they would typically look at two or three concepts, and noted the city will need to tell them how much of the property they can build on.

The project is expected to be completed in about two years from now. Miller said he estimates it will take six months to complete the project design process to the point where they will have sufficient drawings for grant funding applications and a development permit. He said Habitat Kamloops and KIS may each contribute funding to the project, but they will also be looking for various government funding sources and private donations. “We will layer up funding from a variety of sources,” he said. Habitat for Humanity is known for building single family homes, but Miller said that model doesn’t work anymore and for cost efficiencies, socio-economic benefits and the ability to put more people in attainable housing the nonprofit wants to build more multi-unit housing projects like this one. Habitat Kamloops and KIS came together on the project during a BC Housing conference a few months ago. “We happened to be at the same table, we were sharing what we do and what they do and one thing led to another,” Miller said. Lamontagne said KIS was hesitant to undertake a project like this over the years because they lacked the expertise Habitat Kamloops will now bring to the project.

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Advocacy groups forming coalition for youth MICHAEL POTESTIO


Kamloops could have its first youth advocacy centre within a few years depending on the success of a fundraising campaign launching Thursday. Multiple agencies that investigate alleged child abuse are developing the Big Bear Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (BBCYAC) — where these organizations can work collaboratively under one roof. On Thursday, the project’s steering committee launches a fundraising campaign aimed at raising up to $7 million over the next two to four years to get the centre built. The project involves the BBCYAC Society, Kamloops RCMP, the Ministry of Children and Family Development,

Secwépemc Child and Family Services, Interior Health, Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family, the Department of Justice Canada, the province’s community safety and crime prevention branch, the City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University. Tara Ettinger is project co-ordinator for BBCYAC. “At the moment these agencies work in silos while investigating cases of child abuse and there can be gaps in services when investigations are not co-ordinated, Ettinger said. “When kids are not supported adequately or appropriately this is when we can see a higher probability of later adverse effects such as substance abuse, poor mental health, homelessness, quitting school, gang activity,” she said.

An advocacy centre would be the best form of early intervention, prioritizing support at the onset of when abuse was first disclosed, Ettinger said, noting it can be stressful for children and parents to navigate the criminal justice system on their own. The BBCYAC would be a place where organizations like the RCMP and child welfare could conduct interviews together as opposed to subjecting a child to multiple interviews which can be intimidating, Ettinger said. “This is not changing what is already being done in our community. It just means they’re doing it together and the priority is the child,” said Ettinger. She said the advocacy centre will also help link victims and families with support services, noting often

people don’t follow through on their own in seeking those services. At the BBCYAC, the child and family will be supported throughout the investigative process, with a multidisciplinary team in one building strengthening communication between agencies and enhancing efficiency in case-tracking and case management. Ettinger said the group wants to move Royal Inland Hospital’s Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) clinic into this new

facility as well. While she did not wish to disclose the exact locations being sought, she said the BBCYAC will need to be downtown and close to facilities such as RIH, the RCMP detachment and the courthouse. Ettinger said they will need about 25,000 square-feet of space for what will be a regional centre. The goal is to construct a new building, but depending on how fundraising goes, Plan B is to purchase an existing building and renovate it.

The fundraising launch event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre where community members, organizations and businesses can donate to the cause in either $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000-plus increments. Specially crafted wooden bear pawshaped plaques are being carved by local artist Vaughn Warren, and will be placed within the future halls of the centre to demonstrate the first group of funders of BBCYAC.

Following that fundraiser will be the Bright Lights for our Children and Youth event at St. Andrew’s on the Square following the Santa Clause parade in downtown Kamloops on Sunday, Nov. 17. While this facility will be the first of its kind in Kamloops, Ettinger said the BBCYAC is not “reinventing the wheel.” noting Canada has some 40 of these centres in various stages of development and there are more than 1,000 advocacy centres in the U.S.


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t is now November, and with that comes — if not the official start of winter — the arrival of a trend toward colder weather. Already, overnight temperatures have dropped well below the freezing mark in the Interior and, at this time of year, frigid nights are often the price we pay for the pleasure a stretch of sunny days brings. When the winter weather arrives in earnest, it will certainly be no more comfortable for people without proper shelter to bed down for the night. All you have to do is drive down the street when the mercury is below zero to see the conditions some have to deal with on a daily basis. Tarps and blankets can be seen piled in mounds and those less fortunate seek refuge away from the wind. With that in mind, maybe now is a good time for those of us who do go home each day to a cozy home, a fridge filled with food and a warm, dry bed, to think about what we can do to help. In the backs of many closets, in boxes and drawers, many of us have been storing warm, winter clothing, socks, heavy coats and waterproof footwear that hasn’t seen the light of day for several winters — and isn’t likely to ever make it back into the rotation. So, why not dig them out, clean out the pockets, check for holes or excessive wear-and-tear and ensure that they are clean enough that you would feel comfortable putting them on. Then stop by the Salvation Army or any of the dozens of other local social agencies to drop them off. There are other businesses and organizations, as well, who accept clothing donations in the community. It’s a small gesture — and one that costs very little — but knowing that someone’s life has been made more comfortable because of it should make you feel warm all over. —Black Press


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reedom. It may be one of the most important words in human consciousness. Our many freedoms allow us the opportunity to vote, to advocate without fear and for all children to have access to education. These simple freedoms that we sometimes take for granted are still beyond the grasp of millions of people in many parts of the world. From the last Friday in October until Nov. 11, millions of Canadians proudly wear a poppy as a symbol of remembrance. The poppy is a visual pledge to commemorate and honour Canadian veterans who sacrificed themselves in the name of freedom. Their sacrifice ensured protection of the “free world.” It is hard to imagine anything else, and yet the global battles still rage in hopes of gaining what we so unreservedly enjoy. The torch, the responsibility of upholding freedom and honouring the sacrifices made for this freedom, burns bright throughout our district. Teachers take this time to ensure our past continues to be remembered at each stage of a student’s life, from simple poppy art in primary grades, to exploration of John McCrae’s poem or through dramatic performance in intermediate and secondary grades. Support for


VIEW schools to carry on the legacy of Remembrance comes from Veterans Affairs and partnerships with community Legions. Teachers inspire reflection and contemplation by asking questions. What does it mean to “keep the peace” and what is the current role and responsibility of students to uphold the values inherent in freedom? We are grateful to teachers for their work in developing excellent learning opportunities around this important issue. We are also thankful for the time taken by each school to create meaningful Remembrance Day ceremonies that engage their students and community. These moments matter. Every school has its own Remembrance Day ceremony in the days immediately prior to Nov. 11, as mandated by the School Act. Each school assembly is a

culmination of the classroom teachings that raised awareness of the importance of honouring our veterans. Throughout the district there are many skilled teachers and administrators who go above and beyond to ensure this annual required event is both poignant and memorable. Without their efforts, our society could lose its ability to sincerely remember all that has been gained thanks to those who gave so much. The Remembrance Day ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen. Together, we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. This Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., trustees throughout the district will place a wreath on the cenotaphs in Kamloops, Barriere, Clearwater and Chase. We all play an important part in continuing to honour and remember Canada’s fallen veterans and ensuring that we will never forget them. Shelley Sim is a Kamloops-Thompson School District trustee.

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE Some in Kamloops want to see the old Stuart Wood school building turned into a museum to replace the small facility on nearby Seymour Street.

WHY WAIT FOR BAND INPUT ON STUART WOOD? Editor: I must admit to being a little confused with the Tk’emlups Indian Band’s request for the use of Stuart Wood school, which they claim is their right. The band has asked to be involved in any decisions for its use. While I am a simple taxpayer who has paid school taxes for 75 years, I wonder why a First Nations band should expect that it should be involved in the future of

a former schoolhouse. Surely if the city wishes to make the stuart wood school into a museum for the betterment of all, why not just go ahead and do it? The current museum location is too small to adequately show a lot of the exhibits and it seems to me that the Stuart Wood school would be a perfect fit. Bud Mullen Kamloops

Editor: Re: (Story: ‘Voters group urges caution to city hall when considering tax breaks’, Friday, Nov. 1): What is fair? As Domtar again comes knocking on taxpayers’ doors looking for more money, I have these thoughts. We found it fair to turn a blind eye — and nose — to the pollution created by the mill when they were providing over 1,000 wellpaid jobs. Now, with less than a third of that remaining, it’s a little harder to stomach. Of the three legs of the Domtar pollution triangle, the main stack is the most visible, but the least worrisome. Round the clock, the mill draws in a large quantity of our river water and returns it to the waterway as effluent. They say you can drink it. The

DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE Domtar is asking the City of Kamloops for a tax break, but KTW reader Dave Decker thinks local taxpayers owe nothing to the mill.

people of Tobiano and Savona do. I’d pass, personally. Domtar’s massive landfill is a bit of a worry as well. A number of years ago, some smart lawyers got millions of federal tax dollars given to the Kamloops mill for a green ini-

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RIH CLEANUP COULD GO A LONG WAY Editor: Re: (Letter: ‘Hospital parkade in need of a big cleanup’, Friday, Nov. 1): I agree with letter-writer Dennis Vollans about how the spread of some germs could likely be traced to the cleanliness of

floors in the Royal Inland Hospital parkade. When many Health facilities were under quarantine last winter, the care home where my husband lives required people to “sanitize” their shoes. They seemed to get the intes-

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Strong demand and lower than average supply continue to make Kamloops a hot real estate market. Prices and sales were up in October compared to the same month last year but the number of listings was down, according to statistics released by the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association (KADREA). There were 41 more homes sold last month in Kamloops and the surrounding area than October 2018 — good for an 18 per cent increase from 232 homes to 273. That number is still well short of the 296 home sales recorded in October 2017. Housing inventory was down in October with 331 homes hitting the market compared to 337 last year. Year-to-date, new listings are similar to what they were last October with 4,067 compared to 4,092, but that is well below the five and 10 year average, according to KADREA statistics. “With sales up and listings down, this puts pricing pressure on the markets so home prices continued to rise in October,” stated a press release from KADREA. The median residential price was up nearly $30,000 from

last year, reaching $515,000 in October 2019 — up six per cent from $487,000 in October 2018. A $515,000 median is a record for Kamloops, said KADREA past president Doren Quinton. Single family home sales were up 26 with 167 sales compared to 141 last year for a year-overyear increase of 18.4 per cent. Prices averaged $494,283 in October compared to $488,281 in the same month last year. The average price of all homes sold during October was $418,465 compared to $406,912 in the same month last year, good for an increase of about three per cent. While the average and median prices can vary month-tomonth depending on the sales mix, median home prices above $500,000 have become a recent reality in Kamloops. Nearly 70 per cent of area homes sold in October were within Kamloops city limits. Brocklehurst had the highest number of sales in October with 26 units sold followed by Westsyde at 24 sales and Aberdeen with 21 sales. Sales for last month were concentrated in the $400,000 to $500,000 range with 61 sales in that price category, followed by 48 sales between $300,000 and $400,000, and 40 sales between $500,000 and $600,000. Year-to-date, annual home sales in Kamloops have declined

just five per cent to 2,505 sales this year compared with 2018’s 2,642 sales. Sales were up in September and October compared to 2018, but the previous eight months have been in decline from last year’s sales figures, Quinton told KTW. He said 2017 was a record year for home sales, but in 2018 those sales were down about 10 per cent in comparison. Quinton said it looks like home sales in 2019 will be down another five per cent from last year. He said Kamloops and northern parts of the province are the only areas of the province that have been showing stability or price increases in 2019, compared to the rest of B.C. where there are low sales and falling prices. With 717 single family homes currently on the market in Kamloops and 167 sales in October, it would — if those sales numbers continued month over month without any new listings coming on the market — take 4.2 months to deplete that inventory, Quinton told KTW. “Anything under five [months] is really a sellers’ market, anything over five months inventory starts to become more balanced,” said Quinton. Inventory for townhouses is at 2.4 months and 5.8 months for apartments.

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Cannabis production facility will be safe, proponent says From A1

“What would you rather have, an outdoor tomato or an indoor tomato?” Bilton Jr. asked, noting Kamloops is ripe for growing cannabis outdoors. “If you threw a dart at Canada, this is the spot. Low humidity, lots of sun, fresh water, et cetera, et cetera. It’s a great spot.” It is unclear when the facility may receive licensing, but investors are hoping to plant next year. Bilton Jr. said he expects the operation to create up to 30 jobs. Work, meanwhile, is already underway. Excavation is ongoing and the foundation has been poured for a commercial processing facility, which would operate one month of the year post-harvest for trimming, drying and packaging. Bilton Jr. said the facility must be completed prior to a federal licence being granted, as per Health Canada rules. The group got ahead of itself, however, pouring foundation for the processing facility prior to issuance of a city building permit. Bilton said the process is new to everyone, which has resulted in some confusion. “We got a little bit ahead, unknowingly,” he said. The city’s building department told KTW it is working through the application and Bilton expects a permit imminently. The ongoing project, clearly visible from Westsyde Road, has left neighbours worried and feeling in the dark. “We don’t really know much because they won’t tell you much,” one resident, who asked not to be identified, said. “You get the impression they don’t want to say much until they get it off the ground.” Residents who spoke with KTW under the condition of anonymity expressed concerns about not only the potential smell, but lights, security and impacts to property values. Homeowners are not interested in being guinea pigs in an era of legalization and point to a regulatory gap for outdoor growing.

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“Where do residents go if they have a concern?” one neighbour asked. Health Canada requires processing facilities to have proper ventilation but does not regulate smell of outdoor grow operations. The City of Kamloops property use inspector Dave Jones explained city bylaws prohibit growing cannabis on agricultural land, but the city has no say on land in the Agricultural Land Reserve — as is Bilton’s land in Westsyde. “The agriculture commission deemed it [cannabis] an agriculture product, no different than grapes,” Jones said. “Under the right to farm, they have a right to grow cannabis. However, to grow cannabis, you need a federal license and you’ve got to meet some of their criteria. So the city will have no say at all. The only way we would have a say on it was if it was in agricultural land but it wasn’t in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Because it’s in the reserve, the provincial government trumps our regulations and says that they can grow it.” Bilton is leaning on the regulations, which he said have been followed.

Asked about communication with residents and their concerns, he said he has spoken with people who have had questions. “We met with probably five or six people, coming down there on site,” he said. “Nobody’s come out now, once we did that. We’ve met all the regulations, so we were just going along keeping it nice and simple and quiet so that we could do that and then what they’ll see is pretty simple. I can see their point, if it was night lights and the big indoor greenhouses and stuff like that. Different thing all together.” As for their other concerns, Bilton Jr. described the operation as “safe,” with the site encircled by an eight-foot fence and monitored by security yearround. As for the scent, it may be the new norm. Jones said rightly or wrongly people chose to live in agricultural areas — places where pigs, cattle and horses are just as likely to make things smelly. Bilton Jr. called it a legal farming product. “I suppose it’s a lot better smell than driving through Chilliwack,” he said.

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Referendum to come on potential arts centre JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

A performing arts centre proposal will go to referendum. Kamloops city council voted on Tuesday to support the community-based performing arts centre proposal in partnership with Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society and send it to referendum for permission from the public to borrow as much as $45 million toward the project as early as next March. A date for the referendum, however, has yet to be determined. Council voted unanimously eight to zero in support. Coun. Denis Walsh recused himself, due to property nearby. He owns Movie Mart and The Vic downtown. Mayor Ken Christian said the project would have an overall community benefit and operate at a cost comparative to the Westsyde Pool. “In my opinion, that is an investment we ought to seriously consider,” Christian said. Other councillors were emphatic in their support, likening it to the next piece of the puzzle in the Tournament Capital branding and the right project at the right time. In a meeting in which staff presented to council options to borrow funds for the project, Nelly Dever — the former city councillor

Kamloops voters will decide whether the city contributes $45 million toward the construction of a performing arts centre. In a 2015 referendum, voters rejected a previous performing arts centre plan.

and woman who spearheaded the PAC Not Yet campaign during the last proposal which failed by referendum in 2015 — was in council chambers. Dever told council she is in favour of the new proposal. “We strongly believe it is fundamentally a better business case,” Dever said, noting the issue five years ago was taxation on the backs of taxpayers.

“This time around, there’s a much better balance.” However, Dever stressed the importance of factual communications to the public and contingency plans, should fundraising plans by the society fall short of its goal. “What’s the backup plan there? We’d like to see that all addressed,” she said. In addition to supporting the

plans, council asked staff to bring back fulsome strategies for a communications plan. Outside city hall after the decision, Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society director Kathy Humphreys called council’s decision “absolutely fantastic.” “This has been such a long time coming,” she said. Asked what will be done differently this time around, Humphreys said the project is community based, council is on board and positive buzz is occurring in the community around the new proposal. “We’ve got off to a much better start,” she said. A report prepared by city staff and made public last week recommended council support the centre. The report noted an arts centre has been deemed a priority in myriad city plans for more than two decades, with demand only increasing as the city grows and infrastructure ages and rental availability dwindling. It said challenges booking Sagebrush Theatre, Pavilion Theatre and Oasis Church — formerly Calvary Community Church — were made worse when Sagebrush closed for a good chunk of this year due to structural issues. “In the four years since the 2015 referendum, meeting the demand for cultural facilities is more challenging than ever,”


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the report stated. The society is hoping to raise, through grants and fundraising, between $25 million and $40 million, meaning the city would be on the hook for between $30 million and $45 million to build the proposed facility. The city’s maximum monetary contribution is not expected to increase property taxes. In the report, the city noted other projects on its books will be fully paid off in the coming years, with the city proposing to roll the facility into its debt load with no increase showing up on property tax bills. “Compared to the previous timing of the proposal, the city is in a stronger financial position and is able to absorb the new debt into its existing financial plan without a direct impact to the rates,” the report stated. The city could also reduce lending with up to $10 million from current and future reserves. Operating costs of the facility would, however, be paid for via taxation. The society proposes to run the city-owned facility as close to break-even as possible. To borrow money beyond five years, the city requires approval from the electorate. That can be done through counter-petition, referendum or both. The earliest date for a referendum would be March 2020. The process is expected to cost the city between $100,000 and $120,000.

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SIZING UP PERFORMING ARTS VENUES The business case for a new centre says current venues are aging and have limited use for groups

PROPOSED CENTRE Pavilion theatre 64 seats Const. 2023 (if built)

• The proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts would provide the city with an additional 1,700 seats of performing arts space across three theatres, purpose-built for music and theatre events. Its total footprint would be some 120,000 square feet, including parking, production space, classroom/meeting room space and offices.

PROPOSED CENTRE Small theatre 450 seats Const. 2023 (if built)


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Big projects buoy building permit numbers for city ‘Superstructure’ permit at RIH, residential development at TRU propel build figures JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER

Two building permits issued last month at city hall have bolstered construction numbers heading into the end of the year. City of Kamloops development manager Jason Dixon said an $11.3 million superstructure permit was issued for the next phase of the Royal Inland Hospital expansion in addition to $17.5 million worth of permits for a project by the Kelson Group for two buildings with 82 units at Thompson Rivers University. The two towers will bring to a total four residential buildings on the north side of the Old Main building at the university. In October, the city issued 122 permits worth $37 million, compared

to 142 permits issued in the same month last year worth $24 million. Through 2019, 1,232 permits have been issued worth $246.7 million, compared to 1,351 permits issued in the same time last year worth $210.6 million. In 2018, the city set a record for building permit values at $285 million. Dixon, however, is unsure whether or not the city will break that record for a third year in a row. “We’re awfully close, but it’s looking more and more like it’s a possibility at this point,” he said. “The activity continues on those bigger projects.” Still in the queue is a permit for an apartment building off of Robson Drive in Sahali as well as applications for Fresh Street Market and Old Navy at Aberdeen Mall.



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China cancels ban on Canadian pork, beef ANDY BLATCHFORD


OTTAWA — The Chinese government has removed a months-long ban on Canadian pork and beef products that hit farmers hard when it arrived in the midst of a broader diplomatic feud between the two countries. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau applauded the development Tuesday, calling it “good news” for producers. China suspended the meat imports in June after reporting that its customs inspectors detected residue from a restricted feed additive in a batch of Canadian pork products. A subsequent investigation found forged veterinary health certificates attached to the shipment, which led to an RCMP investigation. In September, the Canadian Meat Council added up the financial cost of the suspension to Canadian industry, pegging it at close to $100 million. “Our long-standing trade relationship with China is very important to both sides and this represents an important step for both countries,”

Chris White, president of the Canadian Meat Council, said Tuesday in a statement. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association thanked Canada and China for resolving the issue. Beijing’s rejection of Canadian meat products landed at a challenging time in Canada’s relationship with its second-biggest trading partner. Bilateral tensions have intensified since last December’s arrest of Huawei senior executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on an extradition request from the United States — a move that has angered the Chinese government. In the days that followed, China detained two Canadians — Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — on espionage allegations. They remain behind bars and their detention is widely considered retaliation for Meng’s arrest. Both White and Trudeau extended particular thanks to Canada’s new ambassador to China, Dominic Barton. The former global managing director of consulting firm

McKinsey & Co. was named envoy to Beijing in September. Until then, the post had been vacant for more than half a year after Trudeau fired Barton’s predecessor, John McCallum. Guy Saint-Jacques, a former Canadian envoy to Beijing, said Tuesday in an interview that having an ambassador back in China has likely been helpful. But he noted that an outbreak of African swine fever in China, which has significantly cut down the domestic pork supply, has also been putting intense pressure on the Asian country to find other sources of its primary protein. “I would say today’s news is good news — but it’s not time to open a bottle of champagne,” said Saint-Jacques, adding that Beijing has warned the relationship won’t get back to normal until Meng is returned to China. “We have to brace ourselves for what could be a long period of turbulence because I expect that Ms. Meng will be (spending) many years in Vancouver.” Diplomatic relations have been tense since arrest of

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OTTAWA — A look at possible contenders to replace Elizabeth May as leader of the federal Green party: Peter Bevan-Baker — In this year’s Prince Edward Island election, provincial Green leader Bevan-Baker, 57, scored a significant breakthrough in making the party the official Opposition. He and his wife have four children and run a dental clinic, cafe and community hall in Hampton, P.E.I. He could face pressure to run from those who believe he might work similar magic on the national stage. David Coon — In New Brunswick, Coon established a Green beachhead by winning a legislature seat in 2014 in Fredericton, where he lives with his wife and daughter. Provincial party leader since 2012, Coon, 63, has been a vocal opponent of shale-gas fracking as well as allowing more softwood trees to be cut. Alex Tyrrell — Quebec Green leader since 2013, Tyrrell, 31, has signalled interest in replacing May. He would likely move the federal party further to the left, having criticized

May for being too centrist and overly ambiguous policy-wise. The Quebec Greens want to bolster the public role in health care and education as well as preserve the environment. Paul Manly/Jenica Atwin — The two newest Green MPs: Manly, 55, represents a Vancouver Island riding, where the Greens are popular, while Atwin, still in her early 30s, captured a Fredericton seat in the recent election. Neither has expressed interest in the top job. Atwin has indicated she is too busy with her young family and being a rookie MP to consider it. Still, May has shown how important it is for the leader to have a perch in Parliament. Jody Wilson-Raybould — Before she successfully ran as an Independent in her Vancouver riding, there was talk of Wilson-Raybould, 48, joining the Green fold. The former Liberal cabinet minister is personally close to May and seems to share many of her political views. However, May said in an interview shortly after the Oct. 21 election that she doubted Wilson-Raybould would make the leap to the Greens. With May stepping down as leader, that may change.

Uproar from students after Quebec restricts access to fast track immigration PATRICE BERGERON


QUEBEC — In a rare show of solidarity, all of Quebec’s opposition parties gathered Tuesday with a group of foreign students to denounce the government’s latest immigration reforms, which they described as cruel and inhumane. Hundreds of foreign students in the province recently learned they might be forced to leave because of retroactive changes to a popular fast-track immigration program, which used to be open to all university graduates and others who completed technical degrees. The Quebec experience program will now be open only to a select list of graduates who are seeking work in industries the government says are facing labour shortages, Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette announced last week. Monsef Derraji, a Liberal member of the legislature, told reporters Tuesday the government’s latest immigration reforms are breaking lives and killing dreams. “We attracted them to

Quebec — with a big publicity campaign — from all over Europe, Africa, Asia, South America ... they speak our language, share our values, survived our winters .... It’s unacceptable,” Derraji said. Derraji stood alongside members of the other opposition parties as well as about 20 foreign students, many of whom had tears in their eyes during the news conference. Clement Sageste, a student from France who is wellestablished in Quebec, said, “I felt an anger, a betrayal .... they give you something, then take it away. It’s inhumane.” A woman from China broke down in tears describing how she and her husband had moved to Quebec three years ago, learned French and bought a home, and may now have to leave the province. Jolin-Barrette told reporters later in the day the Quebec experience program must be open to people who can fill the needs of the province’s economy. He rejected calls to modify the reforms by allowing foreign students already in the province to qualify under the old rules.


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nyone can be a fisherman in June, when the sun is warm, the bugs are hatching thick and trout are cruising fast in search of food. But chasing fish in November is the mark of a different kind of angler. When the air is bitter cold and the lakes are thinking about icing over, only people who really need to fish bother to load up the boat. That’s not to say dedication equals smarts, as there are many reasons not to fish once the clock kicks back and the sun is gone before the workday is done. For one thing, it is often cold — sometimes very cold. Water freezes in a rod’s guides and builds upon a fly line, requiring constant maintenance. All the tools of fishing become more challenging to use in the cold. Fingers get stiff and tying little knots becomes near impossible. Retrieving line becomes a chore. Casting becomes awkward as arms get trapped by thick clothing. It’s also often wet and windy in the late season, something that intensifies the cold by a factor of about 10. June rains are warm rains, and summer breezes are nothing but pleasant. November clouds, on the other hand, bring snow or drops of water so cold they hit the skin with a solid smack. Winter winds cut through a jacket like an owl’s talons through a rabbit’s hide. Being wet and cold is worse than just being cold. In fact, damp and cold generally leads to hypothermia, a nasty business. The risks are higher when fishing in late November. A dunk in 4 C water will most certainly end the day, and perhaps even a life if you’re alone, far from shore or not wearing a life jacket. All in all, there are powerful incentives to stay home. But there are good reasons to chase trout in November as well. The fishing can occasionally be very good. The fish are bigger than at any other time of the year, hav-


ing stuffed their gullets all summer long. And the lakes and rivers are pretty much empty of people late in the year. In November, it’s possible to fish alone almost anywhere you go. I fished the Shuswap this past weekend with a friend. It was 3 C when we left Kamloops and the day never warmed up. A few hours in, the cold breeze beat my endurance, and we headed for the truck. Still, we had the river to ourselves for a few hours and we found some fish, including an egg-gorged three-pounder that fought with the current and felt bigger than its weight. It was a good day. You don’t always catch fish when it’s cold. November trips can often be more about fishing than catching, and late-season trips always make you suffer a little. A November trout is worth a dozen June fish, for no other reason than the asking price demanded by the natural elements is higher. And lastly, fishing to the end is about respect. Staying by a lake or a river as winter falls is like staying close to a friend as they go into a tough time. It sometimes feels lonely in a boat in November, something that goes beyond being alone. The season is dying, and some things are living their last days. It’s proper and natural for it to happen, but melancholic all the same. Endings are always sadder than beginnings. Only people who truly love fishing make an effort to watch the curtain close.

ROBERT KOOPMANS PHOTOS ABOVE: Salmon are dying in the late season, adding to the sometimes lonely feeling that permeates the last of the fishing season. BELOW: A fat three-pound rainbow hooked on a cold November trip.

I hope to make a few more trips before this season is done, even when it finally does get seasonally cold. I hope I will always want to fish the late season, even when

I’m older and the cold hurts more than it does now, because casting a fly line with the snow is a sure sign that fishing is essential. The body might suffer, but it keeps the spirit warm.

Robert Koopmans is an avid angler and hunter who spends as much time as possible in B.C.’s wild places. He also hosts The Outdoor Narrative podcast. To leave a comment go online to

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Addison Campbell, 10, was among the hundreds of people who showed up to the City of Kamloops’ inaugural Pumpkin Smash event, held Saturday on McArthur Island. The city hopes to reduce the volume of jack-o-lanterns taking up landfill space. The Pumpkin Smash featured face painting, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin pinatas, pavement for gourd gouging and a KFR ladder truck from which firefighters dropped dozens of pumpkins.

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Thompson Rivers University business students accomplished their goal of winning the 2019 BC MBA Games — edging out the competition by a single point. The team of 24 business students won the games earning more points than the four other universities in the friendly competition at the UBC Sauder School of Business last month. “It’s a big win for us,” said team member Viona D’souza. D’souza said the victory meant a lot because they were representing TRU and Kamloops. TRU beat out defending champions UBC Sauder School of Business by the lone point. “That was a close margin,” team captain Akhil Prabhu said with a laugh. “You should have looked at their faces, but they were good sportsmen.” He said the victory was exciting as they were able to defeat B.C. universities UVIC, UBC and SFU. This year’s theme of the Games is Industry 4.0: The Future of Business, with three main categories of events — academics, spirit and sports — counting for points. Their total score secured victory over UBC Sauder School of business, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University Beedie school of business and Vancouver Island University. The MBA students compete in a wide variety of games, testing teams both physically and mentally. TRU placed first in the marketing case, futsal, and the team dance competition, which D’souza said was the most fun event.

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A group for parents, family and friends of people in the LGBTQ2S+ community is slated to meet on Nov. 14. at the international, federal, proPflag Kamloops is a support vincial and municipal levels, and group that meets for sharing, diswe are looking for people from A group forand parents, family and cussion, education support across Canada to join us,” said RCMP career presentation on Nov. 14 friends of people in the LGBTQ2S+ on the second Thursday of eachon RCMP Const. Erika Dirsus, part of community is slated to meet month. Nov. 14. the force’s recruiting unit. Have you ever dreamt of donat the international, federal, proning the redrecruiting serge? Kamloops is athe support vincial and municipal levels, and MeetingsPflag take place in The Kamloops event The Royal Canadian Mounted group that meets for sharing, diswe are looking for people from basement of the Kamloops United will take place on Nov. 14 at the Police will hold a recruiting event cussion, education and support across Canada to join us,” said Church, 421 St.second Paul Thursday St., at 7ofp.m. RCMP Traffic Services in Kamloops nextbuilding, week, looking on the each RCMP Const. Erika Dirsus, part of for local talentHighway willing to learn month. was founded in Pflag Canada 1280 Trans-Canada in how the force’s recruiting unit. to catch bad guys. Meetings take place in the The Kamloops recruiting event Toronto in the 1970s is regardAberdeen. The RCMP has been policing basement of theand Kamloops United will take place on Nov. 14 at the ed as the Church, country’s first Anyonein interested attending Canada since in 1873 and offers 421 St. Pauland St., atlarg7 p.m. RCMP Traffic Services building, career opportunities. Pflag Canada wasparents, founded in 1280 Trans-Canada Highway in est organization uniting is requireddiverse to pre-register by callAccording to a release, prospec- Aberdeen. Toronto in the 1970s and is regardfamilies and with people ing 1-877-726-7472 emailing tive Mountiesor need to come from ed asallies the country’s first and largAnyone interested in attending ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW all backgrounds and be physically est organization uniting parents, is required to pre-register by callwho are gay, lesbian, bisexual, lmd_proactive_recruiting@rcmpfamilies allies with people ing 1-877-726-7472 or emailing transgender andand queer, featuring fit, up for a challenge and ready ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW LEAVING IT ALL OUT THERE to make a difference no matter who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, lmd_proactive_recruiting@rcmp70 chapters in nine provinces. Be surewhere to include your name, Parents Grant and Michelle Fraser helped their son Xavier discover a first on they are posted. transgender and queer, featuring LEAVING IT ALL OUT THERE a weekend walkyour — kicking “Weor arephone the federal police 70 chapters in nine provinces. Be sure to include name, up leaves. For more information, email email address number Parents Grant and Michelle Fraser helped their son Xavier discover a first on a weekend walk — kicking up leaves. forceof of Canada and unique in the For more information, email email address or phone number and location presentation.

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Have you ever dreamt of donning the red serge? The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will hold a recruiting event in Kamloops next week, looking for local talent willing to learn how to catch bad guys. The RCMP has been policing in Canada since 1873 and offers diverse career opportunities. According to a release, prospective Mounties need to come from all backgrounds and be physically fit, up for a challenge and ready to make a difference no matter where they are posted. “We are the federal police force of Canada and unique in the world, providing policing services

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ome familiar local faces took to the stage recently at Northills Centre to showcase the newest in fashion trends while helping raise money for the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund. The Cheer Fund annually raises money for local charities. This year’s recipients are Y Women’s Emergency Shelter, The Mustard Seed, Kamloops Brain Injury Association and the Out of the Cold shelter. Among the recognizable faces suiting up for the modelling gig were Kamloops councillors Arjun Singh, Kathy Sinclair and Bill Sarai, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce executive director Acacia Pangilinan, North Shore Business Improvement Association marketing and PR director Patti Phillips, United Way executive director Danalee Baker, Community Futures Thompson Country program manager Julie Bayman, KTW staffers Kate Potter, Linda Skelly and Max Patel and CFJC-TV broadcaster

Tanya Cronin. The fashionable outfits that adorned the models were courtesy of Suzanne’s, Lush Wear, Ardene’s, Cain’s Independent Grocer, Prima Bridal and Moores. KTW sales representative Jodi Lawrence co-ordinated the event.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Youngsters Jack (left) and Thomas show they can be in fashion as well. CFJC-TV Midday host and anchor Tanya Cronin rocks a sweater and jeans ensemble with styles from Ardene. Kamloops city councillor Arjun Singh shows Moores men’s clothing at its best. NSBIA marketing and PR director Patti Phillips showcases women’s styles by Suzanne’s. ALLEN DOUGLAS PHOTOS/KTW

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42. A reward (archaic) 43. Pigeon sound 44. Type of groove 45. Inquire too closely 46. Nine Inch Nails’ debut (abbr.) 47. An often unwelcome guest 48. Something you can draw 49. Songs to one’s lover 52. Eastern Cairo mosque 55. A partner to cheese 56. Absorption unit 60. A type of sandwich 61. Herbaceous plant 63. Chinese temple classification 64. Native person of central Volga 65. Excessive fluid accumulation in tissues 66. Some take them up 67. South American nation 68. Threaten persistently 69. Morningwear

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More Twisted Logic Four people made two statements each about a robbery known to be done by one person. 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 regards to honesty, who did it, and what else can you tell?


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

Ernie: 1) George did it. 2) Neither Fern nor Hanna did it. Fern: 3) I did not do it. 4) Ernie did it. George: 5) I’m the one who was robbed, you idiots! 6) I certainly did not do it. Hanna: 7) I did not do it. 8) Fern did not do it.


Answer to the Oct. 23, TWISTED LOGIC PUZZLE! Statement 1: false; 2: false; 3: true; 4: true; 5 and 6: one true, one false; 7 false; 8: true.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, a hectic schedule is on the horizon, so it is important to get your organizational skills in order. Things are bound to get busy as the month wears on.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, take a few moments at the start of each day this week to just breathe and get ready for what’s in store for you. Doing so will help you tackle anything that comes your way.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Romantic prospects have you eager to spend time with a special someone, Gemini. Block out a night or two when you can enjoy time away as a couple.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, you may have to let a situation at work blow over instead of letting it get the best of you. It is important to pick your battles in this scenario. Wait it out for the time being.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, a seemingly impossible situation may just need to be seen through a new perspective. Try talking to someone to get a different point of view.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, after a lengthy period of rest and relaxation, it is time to get back to the grind. Your skills may be a bit rusty, but things will come back to you quickly.


- Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you can’t mask a shaky structure, no matter how many superficial changes you make. Devote some attention to those things that need fixing.


- Oct 24/Nov 22 Don’t let your mind get the better of you, Scorpio. It’s easy to dream up scenarios, but put yourself in the here and now this week; the future can wait.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, if an opportunity for advancement at work pops up, grab it with both hands. You have been waiting for a chance to make your mark and try new things.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Capricorn, you have to push through to the finish line this week even if you are feeling tired. Your reward will come with some weekend festivities.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Changes at work are looming, Aquarius. Try to be receptive to the modifications and find a way to put your own mark on things. A leadership role could emerge.


- Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may need to play mediator in a delicate situation this week. Take a careful approach and consider both sides of the coin.

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Ebus marks one year, busy, but with room for more MICHAEL POTESTIO STAFF REPORTER

An Alberta-based bus company is standing pat as it celebrates one year of operation in B.C. — a market it entered following Greyhound shutting down operations in Western Canada. Ebus has been operating three routes in the province between Kamloops and Vancouver, Kamloops and Kelowna and Kelowna and Vancouver, since the end of October 2018. “We’re proud to say our numbers today are stronger than they were Oct. 31, 2018,” said Ebus operations supervisor Glen Desjardine. He said Ebus hit “double digits” in passenger numbers on all departure ridership on its first day in operation.

“They were higher than we had expected,” he said. While company representatives say the B.C. operation is profitable and ridership is higher than it was on day one, there are still empty seats on a daily basis. Ebus did not wish to disclose numbers regarding ridership and financials. John Stepovy, Ebus director of sales and business development said service levels have been as expected and the company sees room to grow in the B.C. market. Stepovy said Ebus intends to ensure it can sustain the three routes it currently operates before expanding. “Once we have a solid foundation then we can build upon that,” he said, adding he feels they have a sustainable model in B.C. and it’s just going to take time. In its year of B.C. operations,

Ebus has had a modest expansion. From twice-daily trips to and from the Lower Mainland from Kamloops and Kelowna, Ebus added a third trip on Fridays and Sundays, as well as five more coaches, doubling its fleet to 10. Staff levels in B.C. also increased to about 30 from 20 in the past year, Desjardine said. Ebus also added Salmon Arm as a dedicated stop on its Kamloops to Kelowna route, which is where route expansion stops for now, Stepovy said. The company’s application for a thrice-weekly bus route between Kamloops and Prince George was denied by the Passenger Transportation Board in September, and Stepovy said the company will take a few months to determine whether or not it will pursue the route again. Asked if the company had

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considered adding a bus route between Kamloops and Alberta, Desjardine and Stepovy told KTW the problem with adding a trip out east is the competitive pricing with airlines and length of time road trips take compared to air travel. “It’s not something that we’re not going to review, it’s just not something that we’re entertaining immediately at this point,” Desjardine said. Stepovy said Ebus has been fielding requests for service from various communities. “We are watching and listening,” Stepovy said. He described the last 12 months as a whirlwind year, noting a year ago they were just hoping to have people on the buses and one year later they’re looking at growth. Stepovy said although it is difficult to project, steady growth in

year two is expected. “I would hope that when we’re chatting Oct. 31, 2020, that maybe we’ve had a little bit more growth and expansion in the marketplace that we can celebrate,” Stepovy said. In addition to dedicated stops in Vernon and Salmon Arm on its Kamloops to Kelowna route, Ebus also makes stops in Chase, Sorrento, Enderby and Armstrong if a ticket is booked. With stops in Abbotsford and Surrey along the Kamloops to Vancouver route, Ebus also stops in Merritt, Hope and Chilliwack when booked. Desjardine said Ebus has found a home at its Sahali Mall location, having recently renewed its lease, and has plans to renovate the space with new paint, flooring and a new reception area. “It’s going to be lipstick and mascara,” Dejardine said.

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Bright Eye opened in late October at 292 Tranquille Rd. on the bottom floor of The Station on Tranquille.


Glowing reviews and dazzling numbers came from the first week of operation at the North Shore’s first brewpub, which officially opened the last week of October. Bright Eye Brewing co-owner Richard Marken said sales were “well beyond” his forecast for opening week, noting there were lineups of customers at the door on Friday and Saturday. He described the response as fantastic, noting it’s taken a while to get the business opened given recipe tweaks and minor equipment issues. “To finally see people enjoying it, I mean restaurants always look better full of people,” he said. He said the restaurant was busy all day last Tuesday and on Friday they were full at 11 p.m. when they had to close up for the night. Marken ventured a guess they’ve already served thousands of customers on the weekend alone. While a new brewery will often have a lot of novelty and interest, Marken said he thinks they can maintain “a solid pace” of customers. He said he’s heard a lot of positive feedback from customers about the eclectic menu and selection of craft beer. Marken said there seems to be a real appetite for a brewpub on the North Shore. He said he likes his restaurant’s Tranquille Road location is because it has a neighbourhood feel. “People tell me all the time, I live around the corner or I live just a couple blocks away and I think it’s hard to get that in a lot of restaurant locations.”

Investing in the Future Generation Next year will mark 20 years since I graduated from Thompson Rivers University (TRU). Back then, it was University College of the Cariboo. I remember late night studying, numerous essays, and winging the odd exam. I can't recall exactly what tuition cost, but I remember it going up each year. Fast forward to today where Amanda and I are saving for our kids' post-secondary education got me curious on the potential costs. What does it cost? According to (April 2018) they estimate annual cost of $9,300 per year for students living at home and just shy of $20,000 for students who move away. This aligns closely to TD Economics estimated future cost of a four-year bachelor's degree in 2027 at $102,000. Good news in BC: Since 2005, the provincial government has limited tuition increases to 2% a year. Compare this to Alberta which just recently removed the tuition freeze and now allow increases up to 7% a year for the next three years or 21%. The BC Government website tracks post-secondary costs across all colleges and universities in the province. For the current year, they have the BC average

tuition at $4,696 and TRU slightly lower at $4,313. Factoring in mandatory fees, the total cost is estimated at $5,614 and $6,358 respectively. Mandatory fees are university fees and student society fees. University fees can include costs such as registration, library and lab fees and are also subject to the 2% cap. Student society fees can include Canadian Federation of Students and student union building fees, as well as optional health and dental. These are not subject to the 2% cap. How to pay for it? In the Macleans study, half of students surveyed were in debt and found graduates of a university degree amass roughly $66,000 in student loans. The rest of the costs are typically covered by students working part time, scholarships and bursaries, and parents. For many parents and grandparents, helping kids with their education is a priority. In a previous article, we encouraged parents to plan ahead and leverage 20% government grants associated with Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs). We continue to believe this to be a great savings tool.

Is it worth it? According to Stats Canada, whether post-secondary education involves a trade, diploma or degree, on average graduating students earn more. They quantify a degree earns on average 47% more income for women and 58% more for men. Keep in mind that these are averages and exceptions exist. Former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres are two notable examples that did not complete post-secondary education. Median Annual High Apprenticeship College Bachelor's Earnings ($) School Diploma Degree


59,180 75,344




55,774 72,955



Source: Stats Canada

The landscape for the next generation continues to evolve at an incredible pace. One of the best ways we feel we can help our kids prepare for it is to invest in their education. As Benjamin Franklin once said: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

If a parent saves $250/ month in an RESP for 17 years earning 4%, they would maximize available grants and amass $80,846 towards their child's future education. Rules surrounding RESPs have improved significantly over time and eligible programs include courses that last at little as three weeks and have at least 10 hours of weekly instruction.

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Written by Keith. Until next time... Invest Well. Live Well.

This document was prepared by Eric Davis, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Keith Davis, Investment Advisor for informational purposes only and is subject to change. The contents of this document are not endorsed by TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, a division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. Index returns are shown for comparative purposes only. Indexes are unmanaged and their returns do not include any sales charges or fees as such costs would lower performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Published November 6, 2019.

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Rojhae Colbert had an impressive debut weekend for the TRU WolfPack in victories over the Trinity Western Spartans of Langley, but a pair of Kamloopsians stole headlines in men’s and women’s Canada West sweeps at the Tournament Capital Centre. Find stories on A25.

lleged racial insults marred a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game last Friday, a non-conference matchup featuring the Kamloops Storm and hometown Nelson Leafs. “When there is awful, racial language being directed toward our bench from their players … it just makes you want to get the win even more,” Leafs’ assistant coach Adam DiBella told Nelson Star reporter Tyler Harper after the game. “Quite honestly, there’s not a lot of place, not even in the game but in society, for anything for that.” Nelson doubled Kamloops 4-2. Heated exchanges between coaching staff members continued after the game in the bowels of Nelson Community Complex, according to Kamloops Storm head coach Steve Gainey, who told KTW his team’s bus was circled by five cars before it left the arena. Leafs’ head coach Mario DiBella told the Star on Monday his players did not surround the Storm’s bus. He accused Gainey of not telling the truth. “That’s a poor excuse for bad conduct by their coaching staff,” Mario DiBella said. Adam DiBella declined to name the Storm players he claimed uttered racial remarks, noting he complained to officials, but nothing came of it. Gainey cited a misunderstanding when asked about the allegations. “One of the things that came out was he said, ‘We’re back, baby’ and the kid took it as, ‘We black, baby.’ So I think there’s a place where the kid might be a little sensitive and maybe had it happen in the past, which is understandable,” Gainey told the Star. “We looked at it on the bench right away as soon as it came up because it is obviously something that we would take really seriously within our own organization. So that was the response we got and it was kind of the end of it on our end on that. … Nobody in our group, when I challenged the situation, said anything like that came out,” Gainey said.

Both Adam DiBella and Gainey were tossed from the game late in the third period. KTW asked Gainey about a tweet from the KIJHLSniper (@KijhlS) Twitter account (see more on the account on A24) that mentioned the alleged bus circling, along with an alleged racial remark made by a member of the Leafs to a Storm player. “I’m not out there on the ice. I can’t say what the guys say when they’re out there,” Gainey said. “The intensity level of our game is high. There are slips at times. I can’t comment as to whether or not that did happen out there. It’s outside of my earshot. “That [the bus circling] was definitely the case. There was just a lot of continued emotion carried forward from the game from them, in their excitement to win and our frustration in the loss, having gone through a real emotional game on the ice with the amount of drama that we’re talking about. For it to carry off the ice was a challenging thing for our boys to deal with.” KIJHL president Larry Martel has investigated both the racial allegations and the bus-circling incident, noting the league cannot take action against any Storm player for the alleged racial remark. “The player reported to his coach, who was quite upset, but no referee or any other player on the Nelson team heard it,” Martel said, noting guidelines for punishment of racial taunting are detailed under Hockey Canada Rule 9.2 (f). “You can’t make a ruling without it being verified by the officials,” Martel said. “If it’s heard, the person that makes the comment is kicked out of the game right there on the spot — the coach, too — and suspended for a minimum of 45 days until a review is done.” The post-game, parking-lot hooliganism, while disturbing and unbecoming of league players, has been exaggerated, according to Martel. See TWITTER, A24

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The South Kamloops Titans will host a B.C. Secondary Schools Football Association playoff game against Robert Bateman of Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 8, at Hillside Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. South Kam, which dispatched Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 65-6 on Friday at Hillside Stadium, clinched a post-season berth by finishing second in the Interior AA Conference. “It was nice to get back on track tonight after a bye last week,” Titans’ head coach JP Lancaster said. “We still have some mistakes to

play in September.

clean up, but the progress is encouraging.” Eric Crawford threw four touchdown passes, Kayden Crawford scored three rushing touchdowns and Mike MacDonald and Cohen Freeze had one rushing touchdown apiece. Vernon posted a 14-0 victory over Clarence Fulton on Friday in a game that was abandoned in the


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second half due to a power outage. Final Interior Conference standings: Vernon (4-0), South Kamloops (3-1), Clarence Fulton (2-2), Okanagan Mission (1-3) and Salmon Arm (0-4). Bateman (2-2), which placed third in the Eastern Conference, earned a 49-20 win over South Kamloops in exhibition

ALL-STAR TITANS Eight South Kamloops Titans cracked a B.C. Secondary Schools Football Association all-star team. Named to the Interior Conference squad on Monday were quarterback Eric Crawford, running backs Mike MacDonald and Kayden Crawford, offensive linemen Luc Gaudreau, Sheldon Gerlib and Coran McColm, defensive lineman Jacob Bond and defensive back Cohen Freeze. Amaryn Mahal was named the top Grade 11 defensive player.

“Jason Rende, referee supervisor for B.C. Hockey and our league, he’s the one that broke it up,” Martel said. “It was one car that pulled up with three or four players in it. They started dropping the F-bombs and stuff like that. He [Rende] jumped out and got the Kamloops players back in the bus because the coaches [of both teams] hadn’t even come outside yet.” Martel said Rende, whose son, Jameson, plays for the Storm, heard no racial remarks from the Leafs during the outside altercation. “We don’t want conduct like that, street brawls and swearing, going on in the parking lot after the game,” Martel said. “The game is over, you move on. We don’t have anything in our constitution, or in Hockey Canada, that suspends people for their actions away from the game. Maybe that’s something we should have in the future, but we don’t today.” Kamloops finished its road trip on Sunday with a 4-3 victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins. Brett Mero (2), Jace Myers and John Meyer scored for the Storm in support of goaltender Jakob Drapeau, who stopped 34 shots. “I would have bet we were going to win that one because of the energy we carried forward from last night’s game,” Gainey said on Sunday night. “It brings your focus in and turns up your senses so that you’re on top of your game. Having to deal with that, it’s good fuel for the fire.” Next up for Kamloops is a tilt against the Osoyoos Coyotes on Friday, Nov. 8, at Memorial Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Leafs, who are atop the Neil Murdoch Division with a record of 11-2-0-3, and the Storm, in the Doug Birks Division basement at 5-12-0-1, are not scheduled to play again this season. “We’ll be looking forward to that next matchup, whether it’s late in the season this year or some time next year,” Gainey said. KIJHLSniper Martel said whoever is running the KIJHLSniper Twitter account is a coward. “We’d love to know why he is so anonymous,” Martel said. “He or she. Why does he figure he needs to put a black mark on the league? Is he a player that got cut in the past or had a bad experience with the league?” The league president noted he often comes under attack, along with coaches and teams that don’t appear to meet KIJHLSniper’s standards. “We’ve even had police look into that, but it has to be a criminal matter before the police will look into it,” Martel said. Here is the tweet that led KTW to follow up on the allegations of racist remarks by the Leafs and the bus-circling accusation: “Two sides to every story. @Nelsonleafs, don’t cry foul when you’re addressing a @ StormKamloops player as “Big Chief.” And keep a better eye on your players after the game. Circling a bus and taunting? For shame.” Martel said a bystander who was heading into the rink next door provided a different account. “It wasn’t great, but it was relatively harmless,” Martel said, noting discipline for the bus inci-

dent will be handled by teams. “Is it good that one car came up and started swearing and stuff? No. He [KIJHLSniper] wants to make everybody look stupid. He’s not accountable for anything.” Martel said the league is trying to make positive changes, such as the introduction of the Privit health-care program. “Why doesn’t the KIJHLSniper — which isn’t a name to use, our acronym and the word sniper, as a guy who wants to pick you off — tweet about that?” Martel asked. “We’re developing men, not cowards and guys that start up anonymous Twitter accounts to throw barbs and lie about stuff. It’s really bizarre.” KTW messaged the account on Monday to ask who runs it. KIJHLSniper has not yet returned fire. POST-GAME EVENT Mental health advocates Myles Mattila and Corey Hirsch will be featured in a post-game show following a KIJHL contest on Saturday at Memorial Arena. The Kamloops Storm will play host to the Kelowna Chiefs, with game time set for 7 p.m. Mattila, who plays for the Chiefs and runs the website, and Hirsch, a former NHL goaltender and Olympic silver medallist, will be joined by media personality Rick (The Bear) Wile. Karin Goodison, medical health officer for Interior Health, sent a letter of support for Mattila, endorsing the work he is doing to support teammates with mental health challenges and educate the public. Hirsch’s son, Hayden, is a forward for the Storm. Tickets are $25 online at

WEDNESDAY, November 6, 2019



Renaissance woman Piggin impactful MARTY HASTINGS


Emma Piggin of Kamloops stepped away from the game last season, but knew her desire to play basketball was still there. “As soon as I heard that Goran [Nogic] was coming and I heard about all of his background, where he’s been and what he’s done, I was like, yes, this is the man I want to play for,” said Piggin, who exhausted her first four years of U Sports eligibility playing for the WolfPack from 2014 to 2018. Piggin, who is raising a young daughter, Abigail, returned to the court on the weekend and made an immediate impact in two victories over the Trinity Western Spartans of Langley at the Tournament Capital Centre. She scored a team-high 18 points and added seven rebounds and four assists in a 70-67 win on Friday. Piggin and fellow fifth-year guard Leilani Carney of Burnaby registered 12 points apiece in the club’s 60-50 triumph on Saturday. “I didn’t play last season, so I kind of came to terms with thinking that was my end,” Piggin said. “I was waiting to see what happened. I always knew I wanted to use my last year of eligibility. I just didn’t know when or where I wanted to use it. I always wanted to stay in Kamloops. This is my hometown.” Nogic, from Belgrade, built his resume coaching men’s and women’s amateur and professional teams in Portugal before moving to North America in 2015. He was hired to replace WolfPack women’s basketball head coach Scott Reeves, who was dismissed following the



ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Emma Piggin of the TRU WolfPack drives to the basket on the weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre.

2018-2019 campaign after 13 years on the job. Several pre-season results were not confidence-inspiring, including an 85-46 loss to the Fraser Valley Cascades in Abbotsford and a 94-32 defeat at the hands of the Carleton Ravens in Ottawa. “Our pre-season scores weren’t pretty, but we weren’t really focusing on that,” Piggin said. “We were focusing on learning the things that Goran wanted us to learn and our new systems because he’s new to us, we’re new to him.” Nogic also used the preseason to get a look at his whole roster, tinkering with lineups to evaluate the talent he inherited. The WolfPack, who were 4-16 last season, are 2-0 after opening weekend, while Trinity, which posted a 12-8 mark in 2018-2019, is 0-2. Nogic said Piggin and Carney, the Pack’s only graduating seniors, have been pivotal in helping with the adjustment period, adapting to his ideas and passing them on to teammates.

He made no guarantees about win totals or playoffs, but said Kamloops basketball fans can be sure of one thing: “We will fight!” Nogic yelled as he broke from the interview. TRU will square off against the UBC Okanagan Heat (0-2) in Kelowna on Friday and Saturday. The Serbian bench boss and his charges will continue becoming acquainted in the meantime. “For us, it’s been a lot of learning Goran English,” Piggin said. “He knows that, too.“ “We’ve all learned how to speak Goran and he’s learned how to speak girls now.” PERFECT PACK Joe Davis of Kamloops paced the TRU WolfPack to an 85-70 win over the Trinity Western Spartans of Langley on Saturday at the Tournament Capital Centre. The fifth-year forward racked up 28 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block against Trinity, which is 0-2 on the

campaign and finished the 2018-2019 season with an 0-20 mark. “I got to my spots,” Davis told TRU Sports Information. “I found those spots on the court and my team was really aggressive and looking for me. We did a really good job of sharing the ball. “Maybe tonight it was my night. The next night, it will be someone else. That’s the way we play.” TRU dispatched visiting Trinity 102-80 on Friday. Davis had 16 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal. The Pack are 2-0 and will be in action this weekend in Kelowna, with two games scheduled against the UBC Okanagan Heat. UBC Okanagan (0-2) was outscored 177-124 in a pair of losses to hometown Manitoba (2-0) on the weekend. “The team executed fairly well,” Davis said. “It was far from a perfect game, but we’re really excited and it’s nice to get the first couple out of the way.”


ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE Ashley Fisher between the pipes for the Kamloops Vibe.

The Richmond Devils kept the Vibe from entering a three-week break from action with a perfect record, but Kamloops remains undefeated in South Coast Women’s Hockey League play. Kamloops and Richmond tied at 1-1 on Saturday at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre, marking the first time this season the Vibe have dropped a point. The Vibe (6-0-1) blanked the Devils 5-0 on Sunday on Mac Isle and sit tied atop league standings with the Meadow Ridge Moose (6-01). Recording points on the weekend for Kamloops were Jenna Ormondy (1G), Alyssa Reid (1G), Melinda Smith (1G), Sarah Botter (1G), Jaclyn

Frilund (1G), Marjorie Boisvert (1G), Emily Edmundson (2A), Gaylene Scott (1A), Kiana Karolyi (1A) and Chantelle Beadman-Rolph (1A). Rochelle Smith leads Kamloops in scoring, with 11 points, including eight goals, in seven games. Ashley Fisher has played every minute of every game this season for the Vibe and boasts a save percentage of .955. Beadman-Rolph leads the Vibe with 14 penalty minutes. The Fraser Valley Jets will be in town to play Kamloops later this month. Game time is 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, on Mac Isle. Puckdrop is slated for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Sandman Centre.

Bats are misunderstood and underappreciated. They’re also in trouble from white noseis syndrome. Fall Activity Guide out. Join community bat coordinator Vanessa Robinson on a IS NOW OPEN.creatures. journey toREGISTRATION learn more about these fascinating Walk upare Tranquille to view numbers them leaving Programs cancelledcreek if the minimum are nottheir met. roosts. Use a bat detector to ‘hear’ them. There’s so much to discover bats. 18th of September. 7 pm7–16 to 9 pm. Potteryabout Children’s Workshop Ages: Meetwill in Pine Parkhand-building parking lot, Tranquille. Students learn techniques,

how to use the potter’s wheel, and glazing and decorating techniques to finish their work. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee. Redemption Pottery Studio Wed Nov 13–Dec 18 3:30–5:00 pm 6/$150

Wreath Workshop with Paul Jaras

International floral designer Paul Jaras will guide you in creating your own evergreen holiday wreath using cedar, white pine, and silver boughs with cones and a wired ribbon bow. All supplies and materials included. Students to bring pruning shears, wire cutters, garden gloves (optional), and an apron. Sahali Secondary School Thu Nov 28 6:15–9:15 pm 1/$75 Thu Dec 5 6:15–9:15 pm 1/$75

The Science of Taxidermy

Join the KMA for a fascinating discussion presented by a panel of taxidermic experts who will explore the topic of taxidermy and its science, art, ethics, and techniques in this behind the scenes look at the centuries-old practice. Kamloops Museum & Archives Sat Nov 30 1:00–2:30 pm FREE

Taiji Qigong (Tai Chi) for Health

Explore Taiji Qigong exercises for mind-body connection. Studies indicate Taiji benefits include improved balance, mental health, and cognitive function, as well as reduced chronic pain, such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Yacht Club Thu Nov 7–Dec 5 9:00–10:15 am 5/$50

FAST Tennis

FAST stands for Fun Adult Starter Tennis. In this program, you will learn tennis fundamentals, including basic tactics and techniques, rules, and scoring. In partnership with the Kamloops Tennis Centre. Kamloops Tennis Centre Sat Nov 16–Dec 7 10:30–12:00 pm 4/$75


WEDNESDAY, November 6, 2019

OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Barry Grayston McLaren 1954 – 2019 It is with heavy hearts we announce Barry’s passing at the young age of 65 on October 28, 2019 in Calgary. Barry was born and raised in Kimberley, where he was known as ‘Booy’. At the age of 10, he joined a bicycling gang called the 4 B’s. This nickname stayed with him throughout his life, and all his closest Kimberley/Elkford friends will forever know him as ‘Booy’. As an industrial electrician he worked at Elk Valley Coal, Highland Valley Copper in BC, IKO and Evraz in Calgary. His passion was all sports, especially hockey and golf. He leaves behind his wife Laverne (Deb) Stadfeld, step-daughter Jodi and beloved grandson Jonas, as well as siblings Linda Wiley, Deb (Dave Barker) McLaren, Jeff (Bruna) McLaren and Godson Jaysen. Predeceased by his father Frank McLaren, mother Louise and stepfather Robert Hendersen. A special thanks to Doctors Elaine Dumoulin, Kerri Johannson and all the staff on Unit 66 at South Calgary Health Campus for the wonderful care he received there. Barry will be dearly missed by his family, friends, long-time buddy Neil Kennedy and his faithful companion LeRoy the cat. Celebration of life will be held in the spring at Kimberley, BC. If desired, memorial donations may be made in Barry’s memory to the Lung Association at or the Parkinson Association at To email condolences please visit Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River. (403-652-2222)

Shirley Ann Symons (Innes) Shirley Ann Symons (Innes) was born in Vancouver on October 4, 1921, the distant last of six children born to Lila and Joseph Innes. She was an enthusiastic athlete and attended the old Britannia high school. She was a brilliantly fast comptometer operator for Sweet Sixteen, a women’s clothier. At age 23, she married Ralph Symons, a machinist for Opsal Steel Ltd. Their courtship revolved around skating at roller rinks in the Lower Mainland and in northwest Washington State (Ferndale). They were noted for creating the Canadian Fourteen Step. Their two daughters, Joley and Barbara were born soon after their marriage. Shirley took time off from working as a salesperson for BC Bearing Engineers in July and August to spend time with her daughters on Gambier Island where her parents had previously lived for 20 years. Ralph would come up to “camp” on weekends.

It is with great sadness that the family of Leigh Archibald announces his passing at RIH on October 28, 2019 at the age of 85. He peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family. Leigh is survived by his daughter Jackie (Brian) of Kamloops, BC, granddaughters Shauna (Cory) of Kamloops, BC and Amanda of Victoria, BC, great-grandchildren Layne, Connor and Henley of Kamloops, BC. He also leaves to mourn his niece Sharon of Edmonton and nephews Joel (Kelly) of Teulon and Dean (Susan) of Saskatoon and their families. Leigh was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years Lorraine in 2018, parents Maude Ellen (Nellie) and Walter Ross, his brother Hugh, sister-in-law Marg and niece Sandy, his brothers-in-law Les (Kay) and Lionel (Faye) and sister-in-law Vivian (Elmer). Leigh was always a huge part of his daughter’s life and later on, his son-in-law’s and grandchildren. He loved being a greatgrandfather to three amazing kids. His eyes would light up whenever they were around. Dad spent a lifetime building memories with his family and dear friends.

She spent the last years of her life in Kamloops with daughter Barbara, and at Overlander Residential Care Hospital where she quietly went to sleep on October 28, 2019. She got her wish to donate her body to UBC. Thank you to the care aides in the Kamloops community and the people at Overlander who provided quality care and made a personal connection with our mom. Special thanks to the volunteers who brought their dogs to visit mom and brighten her days. She is survived by her daughters Joley Switzer and Barbara Serl (Ken), grandsons Kevin (Sarah), Brad and Richard (Siri) and great-grandsons Weston and Garrett.

When they both retired, summers and weekends were spent on Gambier Island and travelling the world. Mom’s favourite country was Australia where they crossed the outback in a tourist camping bus, went to Coober Pedy, climbed Ayres Rock and visited Alice Springs. On the trip Shirley turned 70 and Ralph turned 80.

A family celebration of her life will be held next spring.

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September 19, 1934 – October 28, 2019

She loved her dogs and walked with them until age 89.

Both Shirley and Ralph were adamant that their daughters would have a university education. They supported them by providing room, board and, amazingly, a car.

Dignity, Respect and Humanity. Supporting the community. That’s the Schoening way. Leigh Ralph Archibald

Shirley was always a bright spark, always ready with a quip or sarcastic comment.

Donations may be made to the Salvation Army

and the SPCA, mom’s constant charities.

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Leora Phyliss Lane

He loved to go to the casino, playing skipbo with Pat and Barb, going fishing and camping with family and spending time with his furry friends Rambo and Teeka.

(née Muskett )

November 24, 1948 - October 28, 2019

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the nurses and doctors of 5-South at RIH who went above and beyond in their care of dad. We would also like to send a huge thank you to the nurses and staff at The Hamlets, both in the Assisted Living area and the D2 staff for their exceptional care of dad. Special thanks also to Dr. Cribb and Dianne for their support and care. As to Leigh’s wishes there will be no formal service. The family would like to thank all the family and friends who made Leigh’s life so full. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at (250) 377-8225

It is with sadness that we announce that Leora went to be with the Lord on Octiber 28, 2019 after becoming ill earlier this year. Since April, Leora had been in care at Eden Rest Home in Chilliwack, BC.

In Loving Memory of Dean and Florence Milman

Married on November 6, 1941

Leora is predeceased by her husband Stan Lane of Lloydminster, SK, her partner Peter Wheel of Blind Bay, BC, her parents Phil and Leona Muskett of Kamloops, BC and her brothers Robert and Brent Muskett. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her sister Mildred Krohn (née Muskett) of Kamloops, BC and many nieces and nephews. As an adult Leora was a deeply faithful Catholic and devoted much of her time to the C.W.L. in the different places she lived. Leora was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Kamloops. Leora along with her partner Peter also dedicated much of her time to several square dancing clubs. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8871 School St., Chilliwack, BC and layed to rest at Maclure Road Mennonite Cemetery, 33965 Maclure Rd. Abbotsford, BC.

May the winds of love blow softly And whisper for you to hear That we’ll always love and miss you And wish that you were here.

From Marj and grandchildren Margaret, Lise-Anne, Mark and Michelle and greatgrandchildren and...

WEDNESDAY, November 6, 2019



In Loving Memory of Tyler-Jay Laybolt

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Steve Kashluba of Kamloops passed away peacefully at the age of 84 years. He will be missed and always remembered by his family and friends.

March 18, 1993 - November 6, 2016

Steve was born in Wynyard, Saskatchewan on May 1, 1935. He took great pride in his work, which enabled him to become skilled in forestry, mining, trucking, welding and mechanics. Employment opportunities and a joy of working with his brother Ed eventually led him to BC, where he would reside thereafter. He spent 20 years driving for Tonto Drilling before retiring in 1994. However, that didn’t stop him from generously offering much of his time to build or fix things for others as one of his favourite pastimes. He also enjoyed cooking especially preparing surprise meals for his family. At home he enjoyed playing his guitars, listening to country music and maintaining his house and garden. 3 years have come and gone since losing you. Some days and nights are still hard. The first year was a haze a fog. The second year all the deep pain of losing came to the surface. And now here I sit at the 3rd year. The reality of how I will forever spend this day for the rest of mine deep in memory, hurt, pain, as well as the hundreds of amazing things that makes losing you so hard. Your smile, laughter, kindness, I miss our talks, our laugh sessions, our lunches, playing the scare game, I miss being your Auntie.

Steve was predeceased by his parents Mike and Domina (Popowych) Kachaluba, his brothers Bill (Ella), Pete, Raymond, Eddie and his sisters Pauline (George) Bullock, Jenny (Andrew) Wasylenka, Stella (Raymond) Bilinksi, Annie (Walter) Ing, Marie (Bob) Clarke, Josephine (Harold) Straker, Helen (Leo) Malinowski and Alice (Joe) Pidkowich. He is survived by his brother Carl, sisters-in-law Sonia Kashluba and Helen Pelton, step-daughter Carolyn (Mike) Ciprick, their children David and Ashley, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks are extended to Michelle and Mike Finlayson and Overlander Extended Care for their compassion and support. A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

You are so Loved, Missed each and everyday Love Your Favourite Auntie Angie xoxo

Celebration of Life Vernon “Harry” Bryant

In Loving Memory of Anna Marie Freund February 15, 1929 November 4, 2008

In our home she is fondly remembered, Sweet memories cling to her name, Please join us in Celebrating Harry’s Life on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Desert Gardens Community Centre, 540 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC.

Those who loved her in life sincerely, Still love her in death just the same. We love and miss you forever... Henry, Karl, Hilda and families

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Douglas McCulloch Mackie It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas McCulloch Mackie on October 17, 2019. He is survived by two sons Steven and Kevin, by his partner Laura Buchamer and their son Duncan Buchamer, his two brothers Bruce (Elizabeth) and Stewart (Alison) and his sister Dawn Hodkinson. Doug was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He served his apprenticeship as a pipefitter and steamfitter and then served in the British Army Reserve in his late teens. Leaving the military he looked for work in his trade, but finding it hard to find he decided to emigrate to Canada in his mid twenties. For the next four decades he roamed Canada from the Maritimes to the oil fields working on project after project always earning excellent references at the end of each. About five years ago, he started to ease into retirement in Kamloops. He had become a committed follower of Jesus Christ during the last decade and God used him at the Salvation Army. His friends at the Community Church of the Salvation Army in Kamloops will miss him. He was a quiet man and comfortable in his own company. However, he was always willing to help out, and given the opportunity he was a great storyteller. We will miss him indeed. A Celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 1:00 pm at the Salvation Army, 344 Poplar Street, Kamloops.

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John W.F. Matt With heavy hearts we announce the passing of John on October 26, 2019 with family by his side at Marjorie Willoughby Hospice. John was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in August and suffered from a stroke three days before passing. John William Frederick Matt was born to John and Lydia Matt on February 4,1943 in Lethbridge Alberta. He was the oldest of two children. He is predeceased by his parents John Matt in 1975 and Lydia Matt in 1986, sister Connie Matt – Borysko 2006, first wife Claudia Reich (Mackie) 2013, son Jason Matt 2015 and grandson Jordan Apps 2006. John is survived by his children Sandy Matt (Rob), John Matt (Candee) and Karyn Apps (Bruce), grandchildren Kevin and Michael Lavoie, Derek and Dustin Apps, Samantha Matt, Cole Matt, Brooklyn Forgie-Matt. Melissa and Sarah Tesolin, great-grandchildren Kalica, Kacoda, Kevin, Hunter, Nakita, Jagger, Tanner, Tylan, Jacyn, Kalli, Ashlyn and Carter. John owned and operated Jaymat Auto for more than 30 years in Kamloops, BC. His lifetime work was as a mechanic, just like his dad. He also operated Little Mats of Matt out of the shop for quite a few years and at one time or another all his kids had a part in it too. In earlier years John hauled logs in Valemount and worked for Trimac and a few years before retiring he worked out of Alberta driving for Trican.

John was a big kid at heart. If you didn’t know he was, you would always find him in front of the TV playing hockey with one of his boys or grandsons. John loved to be outside and often you would find him loading up his fishing boat and “gone fishing” he would go. He never caught many fish, but he loved to try, and he spent many hours on the water and never gave up until it would get dark. He was very disappointed he couldn’t go salmon fishing this year due to his health. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on 7-North at RIH for all your wonderful care. Thank you to Dr. Kanji and Dr. Cornel Barnard for all your compassion you showed towards dad, it didn’t go unnoticed. Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice, we thank you for your compassion and understanding when our large family bombarded the house in dad’s final hours. We appreciate all that was done for us. There will be a private family celebration of life in the summer of 2020. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dad’s memory can be made to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Rest Easy Dad, You’ve Gained Your Wings, We Know You’re With Us Today, Tomorrow And Always. We Love You.


WEDNESDAY, November 6, 2019

OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Robin “Willie” Wilson 1949 - 2019

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Robin “Willie” Wilson announces his passing away peacefully with his wife by his side in the early morning of October 25, 2019 at the age of 70. Willie is remembered by his devoted and loving wife of 49 years Valerie Wilson of Kamloops, daughter Nicole (Troy) Larsen and grandsons Erik and Ryan of Kamloops, his son Lee Wilson (Samantha) and daughters Natalie and Brooke of Sicamous, his brothers John Setter of Kamloops, Lorne Wilson of 100 Mile House and Lance (Maria) Wilson. Also left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces, nephews extended family and great friends. He was predeceased by his mother Mary Setter, father Leon Wilson and his sister Laura Shultz. Willie was born in Vancouver, BC on May 13, 1949. After marrying his wife in 1970 he moved to Kamloops, where he happily made his home the majority of his life. In 1976, he had completed a four-year electrical apprenticeship and worked as Journey Electrician and in 2018 was honoured for 50 years membership in the IBEW.

gardening (tomatoes were his favourite), fishing as long as there was sunshine involved and one of his all-time most favourite was his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was a H.O.G Life member since 1993. Huge happiness was two trips to South Dakota, Sturgis Bike Rally and just about any time he got to ride. Willie will be remembered for his quick wit and often sarcastic sense of humor, being a good political sparring partner, having a cold one ready to share on the pool deck and most of all time spent with his family and friends. A Celebration of Life for Willie will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Kamloops Funeral Home, Kamloops, British Columbia. Reception to follow immediately after the service.

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

Noreen May Mather of Kamloops, BC passed away suddenly on October 22, 2019 at 72 years of age.

GIVE The more you get,

Survived by her children Christopher (Kathleen) Pardy and Kimberly Pardy of Kamloops, brothers Ron Hendricks of Chilliwack and Dave Hendricks of Calgary and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

The more you laugh,

She was predeceased by Will Mather, Mel Pardy and her parents Jake and Mary Hendricks of Castlegar. Noreen spent her working years as a nurse at Royal Inland Hospital, as well as providing long-term care for patients out of her home. She loved travel, dogs, softball, cycling and camping.

The more of everything you share,

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Sandman Signature Hotel in the Savona Room in Kamloops, BC. Memorial donations may be made to the BC S.P.C.A.

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The more you give,

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577

Willies had many interests including writing letters to the editor of our local paper revolving around city politics, home renovations,

Charlie Benton

Noreen May Mather

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The less you fret. The more you do unselfishly. The more you live abundantly.

The more you’ll always have to spare. The more you love, the more you’ll find, That life is good and friends are kind. For only what we give away, Enriches us from day to day. Teresa Piercey-Gates


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

IF TOMORROW NEVERby Norma COMES Cornett Marek If I knew it would be the last time That I’d see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly And pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss And call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute To stop and say “I love you,” Instead of assuming you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there’s always tomorrow To make up for an oversight, And we always get a second chance To make everything just right. There will always be another day To say “I love you,”

And certainly there’s another chance To say our “Anything I can do?” But just in case I might be wrong, And today is all I get, I’d like to say how much I love you And I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, Young or old alike, And today may be the last chance You get to hold your loved one tight. So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, Why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, You’ll surely regret the day, That you didn’t take that extra time For a smile, a hug, or a kiss And you were too busy to grant someone, What turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, And whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them And that you’ll always hold them dear Take time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.” And if tomorrow never comes, You’ll have no regrets about today.

WEDNESDAY, November y 6, 2019


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Coming Events

Art & Collectibles



6 drawer Walnut dresser w/ mirror & matching double bed exc cond $200. 250-374-7514.


If you have an upcoming event for our

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.

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

PERFECT Part-Time Opportunity

2 Days Per Week

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

$900. chairs

Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $850. 250-374-8933. Solid oval oak table w/6side chairs, 2 arms chairs, buffet. $5,000. Exec desk dark finish $200. Teak corner cabinet $100. Treadmill $450, Custom oak cabinet $200. 250-8517687.

5th wheel hitch $250. 250374-8285.

Sports Equipment

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

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.

Call 250-374-0462

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?

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

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

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


KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000 (250) 376-6607 Pair of Redwing Steel Toed Work Boots size 9.5 never worn. $300. 250-376-6482.

Ultra Light Ride Snowboard w/bindings, never used. $375. Arc Solomon snowboard w/bindings $325. 578-7776.

Skates/Skis/ Snowboards SKI SALE: 3 pairs. 180cm Atomic Powder Cruise- the ultimate floater. $100. 170cm Saloman Scream - light cruiser for novice plus. $125. Atomic Metron10 - great carver, wide toe. $125. Ski tuning kit. 250579-5880.

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

Shared Accommodation

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

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

Found: Cannon Power-shot Camera at Safe way Gas Bar near the end of July 250-5723192. Found: Cell phone on Leigh Road (North Shore). Call to identify. 250-376-4473. Found: Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cell phone on Larkspur Street. Call to identify. 250-554-1462.

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

Basement Suites


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.

Free: Hospital bed with electronic controls. You pick-up. 250-299-8887.

Furniture White leather power reclining sofa. $750. 48â&#x20AC;? round table/chairs. $250. 250-3125531.



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


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Classes & Courses AAA - Pal & Core

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

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

RVs/Campers/Trailers 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


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


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.



Renos & Home Improvement

2014 Adventurer Camper 89RB solar 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; awning + extras $22,000 (250) 523-9495.

Automotive Tires 4-Blizzaks M&S 245/45 R20 $600. 4-Hankook 215/75 R15 winters on GM rims $200. 2Laufenn 235/75 R15 winters on GM rims. $200. 376-6482.

ATVs / Dirt Bikes Yamaha Grizzly ATV. KMS 011031 $4,000 250-579-3252


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

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

Scrap Car Removal



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


Domestic Cars

PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YARD SERVICE Time to Trim Your Hedges Tree Pruning or Removal Yard clean-up, Landscaping Licensed & CertiďŹ ed 250-572-0753


- Regular & Screened Sizes -

WE will pay you to exercise!

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


Farm Services

Property For Sale

Deliver Kamloops this Week

Call 250-374-0462 ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $5-$10/ ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC call for availability 250-374-7467

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

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.

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

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

Houses For Rent

Monte Lake 1bdrm. Own yard, W/D, F/S. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Remodeled. $800/mo. 250-320-3833.

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Snow Removal

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Classes & Courses HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. November 9th and 10th, Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L. November 24th, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970 Science of Mind Beginner Classes Offered. Contact Rev. Ken Serl 250-682-9287

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

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


WEDNESDAY, November 6, 2019

Domestic Cars

Business Opportunities

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

~ 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.

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

RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00 (plus Tax)

Career Opportunities

Kamloops # recruitment agency


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Sports Utilities & 4X4s

General Employment

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

Trucks & Vans 2003 Ford Windstar Van. 138,000kms. Good condition. $5500/obo. 250-828-0680.

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

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.

is looking for substitute distributors for door-to-door deliveries. Vehicle is required. For more information please call the Circulation Department at 250-374-0462 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

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

Vans 1995 Plymouth Voyager. Great van needs to be seen. $1500/obo. 250-319-7053.


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

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

Legal/Public Notices NOTICE OF SALE WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT By the virtue of the Warehouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lien Act, contents of the Sea Container belonging to Devon McConnell, 1113 Schubert Drive, Kamloops, B.C. The goods will be sold on or after November 27, 2019. A & L Septic, 1236 Salish Rd, Kamloops, BC, V2H 1K1. 250-314-9522.

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. Employment





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WEBBER LAW 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 Announcements


Kamloops Airport Ltd. announces increases in some airport fees effective January 1, 2020. Further detailed information can be found on the website: or through the airport office at 101-3035 Airport Road, Kamloops, B.C.

WEDNESDAY, November 6, 2019 Employment





POSTING DATE: October 16, 2019 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Applicants will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. STATUS: Full-Time / 40 hours per week

school District no. 83 is presently seeking for

KTWDigital is seeking a talented candidate to join our Digital Design Team as a Front-End Developer. The candidate will be responsible for a substantial volume of web development projects for a wide range of clients. Builds will be completed using a custom Wordpress platform and designed from scratch for each client. The candidate will also be responsible for general design services, digital advertising, email marketing, website maintenance and updates, and more.

school District no. 83 (north Okanagan-shuswap) requires Certified Education Assistants to work On-Call in All Areas.


• Design and Develop Wordpress websites for a diverse range of clients • Create unique & effective designs for each individual client • Maintain and update existing portfolio of websites • Collaborate with existing design/development team • Integrate industry standard technology and philosophy • Manage timelines and deadlines for multiple projects • Manage the design of Branding, Marketing Materials, Advertisements, and other related material • Integration of Google Services (Analytics, Search Console, G-Suite, etc.)


• Strong knowledge of Wordpress • Understanding of HTML/CSS • General Web Development Experience • General understanding of UI/UX Best Practices • Graphic Design Experience • Strong ability with Adobe Creative Suite • Marketing Experience • Ability to work on multiple projects and balance workloads

Certified Education Assistants this is a union Position; rate of pay $23.25 per hour. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: • Grade twelve plus the certified education assistant course or equivalent recent experience (working with special needs students with partial physical and/or mental handicaps or learning disabilities). • Four months’ recent successful experience working with children in a structured program or school setting.

CLASSIFIEDS Put the power of 8.3 Million Classified ads to work for you! • Find qualified employees • Power your website • Sell products fast! • Coast-to-coast or province by province • Select the region that’s right for your business

Interested individual are invited to submit their resume and supporting documentation (Proof of qualifications must accompany application), to make a Future at by NOVEMBER 29, 2019.



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For further details on qualifications and responsibilities, please visit make a Future at

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Packages start at $35

• eCommerce experience (WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, etc) • Social Media Management experience • Email Marketing (Mailchimp, etc) • Javascript/jQuery/PHP • CRM experience

Non-business ads only • Some restrictions apply



Please submit a resume along with a portfolio of recent work to: Chris Wilson, Digital Sales Manager 1365B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC V2C 5P6

Driver Wanted

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Applications will be reviewed as they are received. December 1st start date. Kamloops This Week is looking for an energetic individual to join our team of Contract Drivers. Reporting directly to the Circulation Manager, you will be responsible for the timely delivery of newspapers to our valued carriers, business and apartments. The applicant must have a suitable vehicle (van or covered pickup) with all necessary insurance and a valid driver’s license. The successful candidate will be paid in accordance to the Kamloops This Week/Unifor Collective Agreement. This posting is open to internal and external candidates concurrently. Internal applicants will be considered first in accordance with the Collective Agreement. New applicants must submit a resume, current driver’s abstract and description of their vehicle to be considered. Internal applicants may just submit their expression of interest to the Circulation Department directly. In addition to the posted opening, Kamloops This Week is establishing a list of substitute drivers to fill routes on a temporary basis or as routes come open. This is a part-time, 2 night per week contract with delivery typically starting between midnight and 2am.


$5300 Plus Tax

3 Lines - 12 Weeks

Add an extra line to your ad for $10 Must be pre-paid Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time Private parties only - no businesses Some Restrictions Apply

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Circulation Manager


KTW Digital is part of the Aberdeen Publishing Group



Please send your expression of interest to the attention of: Kamloops This Week 1365 Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC. V2C 5P6 Fax 250-374-1033 Or email c/o Sherrie Manholt, HR Manager





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