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A very rare natural phenomenon is drawing the curious to the banks of the South Thompson River in Kamloops. A good-sized ice disc, also known as an ice circle or ice pan, has formed in the chilly waters just east of the Yellowhead Bridge. The disc, estimated to be about 40 metres in diameter, can be seen circling in the middle of the river, with open water around it appearing as a moat. According to a paper, Rotation of melting ice disks due to melt fluid flow, published in 2016 in the journal Physical Review E by researchers from the University of Liège in Belgium, ice discs are spun not from the river’s movements, but as a result of the ice cooling the water around the disc. How long the South Thompson River ice disc remains in rotation depends on the whims of Mother Nature. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com to view video of the ice disc in action. JANEY QUAW/KTW READER PHOTO

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No Kamloops-Toronto route in 2020 MICHAEL POTESTIO STAFF REPORTER michael@kamloopsthisweek.com

Air Canada Rouge has axed its seasonal direct flight between Kamloops and Toronto in the wake of the grounded Max 8 and 9 aircraft being kept out of operation until at least the middle of the year. The A319 aircraft that would have served the non-stop Kamloops-Toronto flight have been pulled by Canada’s largest airline to support other flights in their network that would have been used Max 8 planes this summer. “The weekly service won’t be retuning for the summer of 2020,” YKA airport manager Ed Ratuski confirmed to KTW. On Wednesday, Air Canada announced it has removed the Boeing 737 MAX from its operating schedule until June 30, 2020. Ratuski said that date is right in the middle of the summer travelling season, noting flights for those months are planned in advance. “Most of the aircraft scheduling has been or is being conducted right now for the summer travel — all the carriers are going through that process right now,” Ratuski said. WestJet this week also updated its schedule to remove the 737 Max aircraft through to June 24, 2020. But that won’t impact the new direct flight between Kamloops and Edmonton Swoop

Airlines, WestJet’s budget carrier, will run from late April and into October, Ratuski said. “Swoop does not operate the Max 8 aircraft, they fly the 737-800s, so that service is not impacted by the Max 8 issue,” he said. The Boeing 737 MAX planes remain grounded after two of the models crashed last year in Indonesia and Ethiopia, killing all on board. A new system in the aircraft forced them to nosedive. As for anyone who has already booked a flight between the Tournament Capital and Toronto on the now-suspended route, Ratuski said Air Canada advised him travellers will be contacted by the airline and either be rerouted through Vancouver or Calgary or receive a refund. The Kamloops-Toronto flight was reduced from three times a week when it launched in June 2018 to once a week in July and August last year. Ratuski said the flight performed well in 2019, noting capacity on the 10 flights that summer were generally in the 90 per cent range. In 2018, Air Canada said flights must exceed 80 per cent capacity at the end of the season to be considered for continuation, but Ratuski told KTW on Wednesday a number of factors come in to play in an airline’s decision to support a route, such as aircraft availability and yield on a flight. He said Kamloops Airport will be asking Air Canada to resume the Kamloops-to-Toronto

route in the future, once the Boeing Max 8 issue is sorted out. “That was a decision they had to make just based on aircraft availability during the peak summer season,” Ratuski said. On a positive note, he said Air Canada advised him it will be increasing its service of Q-400 planes between Kamloops and Calgary this summer to three daily flights from it current two flights per day. That increase, which is the result of demand for the route, is expected to begin in May and run until October, he said. The added flight is a result of demand, which, Ratuski noted, can provide travellers additional options to head eastward toward Toronto on connecting flights. Both Air Canada and West Jet set new dates for how long their fleets will be without the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes following an announcement by Boeing that it now estimates the planes will remain grounded by regulators until mid-2020. The Canadian government grounded the airplanes and banned the jet from entering its airspace last March, acting on safety concerns arising from the crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Customers affected by these changes will be advised of their new itineraries and offered suitable travel options.

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Council Calendar January 28, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street February 11, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street

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Apply to be an Election Official Are you curious about what takes place behind the scenes of a referendum? Get involved to find out! The City will hire approximately 200 people to conduct the referendum on April 4, 2020. As a contract employee for the day, a $255 stipend will be received after April 4, 2020. To learn more about the role and how to apply, visit: Kamloops.ca/Referendum

myKamloops App With myKamloops, it’s quick and easy to report issues, send a photo of a problem, and submit service requests to the City. You can also use the app to: • search for park and trail maps • stay connected with City news on Twitter and Facebook • check local traffic on our webcams • search our cemeteries to locate a grave site With the myNeighbourhood feature, you can find basic information on developments in your neighbourhood. For details, visit: Kamloops.ca/myKamloops

Idle Reduction - Good Neighbour Bylaw Did you know that Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 49-1 prohibits all motor vehicles within city boundaries from idling for more than three consecutive minutes? Talk to your family, friends, and neighbours about the benefits of being idle free. Learn more at: Kamloop.ca/IdleReduction Report an issue: 250-828-3461 Emergency after hours: 250-372-1710

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Catch basins, also called storm drains, are located throughout the city. If catch basins get clogged during winter and spring snow melt, they can back up and cause flooding. During melting periods, residents can help maintain drainage by keeping catch basins clear of snow, ice, and debris.

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The City is offering two rebate options for residents who want to scrap or upgrade their older, uncertified wood-burning appliances.

Residents can follow these tips to keep their homes protected and help prevent catch basin backups: • Shovel snow away from the foundation of your home and window wells to prevent seepage into your basement. • If you’re moving or piling snow, check furnace and exhaust vents to make sure they aren’t blocked by snow and ice. • Avoid shovelling snow and ice onto the street. If you see a backed-up catch basin or a flooded area on City roadways, please call 250-828-3461 or email civicoperations@kamloops.ca.

We Are Kamloops is a new video series that features City of Kamloops employees in their element. We chat with a variety of people across the organization who help make it all happen and showcase the interesting and important work of these dedicated public servants. We hear what they do and what they love about their job. Visit our video gallery to meet Equipment Operator Kyle Lawhead, Corporate Officer Maria Mazzotta, and Community Events Coordinator Dewi Evans. We are Kamloops, and we are committed to excellence in public service in local government. To view the We Are Kamloops videos, visit: Kamloops.ca/VideoGallery

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Operating in partnership with the BC Lung Association and the provincial government, these programs aim to reduce harmful wood-burning emissions from entering our airshed by encouraging residents to decommission older, non-EPA-certified wood-burning appliances as they emit more particulates than newer alternatives. Wood Stove & Fireplace Exchange Program City residents may be eligible to receive up to $1,100 in rebates for upgrading to a new, EPA-certified, low-emission heating option. Wood Stove Scrap-It Program This new program offers a $200 rebate for Kamloops residents who remove their uncertified wood-burning stove from their home and do not want to replace it. For more details, visit:

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LET'S TALK KAMLOOPS Let's Talk Kamloops is our engagement website where you can share your voice and shape our city. We know you have ideas about our city, and we are committed to working more closely with you to improve engagement and better guide our planning and decision making.

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Board rejects pair of ridehailing bids for Kamloops KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The province’s Passenger Transportation Board has rejected applications from two companies seeking to establish ride-hailing services in the Kamloops area. The rejection of Kater Technologies and ReRyde Technologies came on Thursday, the same day the PTB approved applications from Uber and Lyft’s to enter the Lower Mainland and Whistler markets. The board received numerous submissions from third parties on both applications. Both Kami Cabs and Yellow Cabs filed submissions to the PTB in response to the Kater application, while only Yellow Cabs filed a submission in response to the ReRyde bid. The contents of those submissions are not part of the decision documents. The PTB did not respond to KTW’s request for those submissions by press deadline. The BC Federation of Labour weighed in on both applications, while the cities of Burnaby, Delta and Richmond filed submissions in response to Kater’s application, which, along with ReRyde’s, also included operating in the Lower Mainland. The City of Kamloops did not file a submission. As part of its application, Vancouver-based Kater stated it would set its pricing at a minimum of 90 per cent and a maximum of 200 per cent of current taxi rates. “This attends to consumer

concerns over surge pricing and addresses ... concerns over equal economic conditions for existing stakeholders,” Kater wrote, adding it believes in providing a living wage and fair compensation for drivers. “Assuming pricing in the B.C. market is maintained, our projections call for Kater drivers to earn at least $25 for every hour that they are active on the Kater platform.” However, in rejecting the application, the PTB said Kater’s business plan and 36-month cash projections were “incongruous and unrealistic” and its projected revenue from net ride commissions “overly optimistic.” The board said Kater has not accounted for market competition, has not has taken steps to establish partnerships or other relationships with taxi companies in order to obtain market share, has underestimated costs and has not provided information on how it will be able to pay drivers $25 per hour. “Given the board’s concerns about Kater’s business plan and associated financial projections and the disconnect between them, the board is not satisfied that Kater is currently capable of carrying out the proposed services,” the PTB concluded. “The evidence Kater provided to the board does not support a conclusion that it has the overall infrastructure to provide care and control of its drivers and vehicles and the management and finan-

cial resources to provide the ride hailing services it has proposed to provide.” In rejecting the Richmondbased ReRyde application, the PTB cited its business plan, which focuses on the technological aspects of its app. The board said the company “fails to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the passenger transportation business in this province. The PTB also expressed concerns about ReRyde’s management capability. The Passenger Transportation Board is an independent licensing tribunal mandated to make decisions on applications relating to passenger directed vehicles in British Columbia, including ridehailing authorizations. The PTB has received 29 ridehailing applications to date and has issued decisions on six of them. The board said the review process is taking time because of the large number of applications that have been filed and the significant volume of materials involved. In the fall of 2018, the provincial government passed the Passenger Transportation Amendment Act permitting ridehailing companies to apply to the PTB to enter the B.C. market. Subsequent regulations require ride-hail drivers to hold a Class 4 driver’s licence and undergo a vulnerable sector check, the most stringent type of police information check.

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New hours of operation at The Mustard Seed Kamloops outreach centre are part of an effort to redirect resources to helping people get off the streets. “Instead of being just a place [where] people can hang out,” The Mustard Seed managing director Mario Borba said. Since Oct. 26, The Mustard Seed has scaled back its operating hours in the outreach centre at 181 West Victoria St., closing it on Sundays and Mondays and opening Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prior to that, the outreach centre was open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Borba said the organization wants to redirect its resources toward helping people find a job and/or a place to stay. He said The Mustard Seed still depends a great deal on donations, adding that in order to help more people, hours had to be cut. “I know that seems contradictory; however, if I use the money to hire an employment coach,

DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE PHOTOS LEFT: The activity room upstairs in The Mustard Seed Kamloops’ West Victoria Street outreach centre. ABOVE: Managing director Mario Borba.

wellness co-ordinator, housing co-ordinator, which is the staff that we are hiring for, therefore I have more people to help those individuals to not need our help anymore,” he said. Borba said the goal of The Mustard Seed is to “work ourselves out of jobs.” “We’re always going to have people that need us; however,

if I have people tho help them achieve their goals, to find a place to stay, to teach and coach them and train them to get better jobs, hopefully we’ll need to help less and less people,” Borba said. He noted The Mustard Seed has hired a clinic and outreach supervisor who is responsible for planning activities in the outreach centre, as well as well-

LEARN WHAT GOES WHERE… We’re checking! In an effort to help residents better understand what items can be placed in recycling carts and bins, City staff have been inspecting recycling containers in all neighbourhoods. If items that don’t belong in recycling containers are found, they are tracked and, if possible, removed. Staff leave recycling guides and other informational material to help residents understand what goes where.

The top items found in recycling bins that don’t belong are: 1) soft plastics 2) foam trays 3) paper towels and napkins 4) books Recycling Inspectors wear hi-visibility gear and ID tags to identify them as City staff. If a cart is found with a large amount of unaccepted material, the cart is not collected, and the resident must remove the contamination prior to next collection. In cases where recycling cart is misused, staff will issue a warning letter and it may result in a $100 fine if the misuse continues.

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ness co-ordinator who will help people navigate the system and obtain documents such as identification and birth certificates. The Mustard Seed is also about to hire an employment manager to help people find jobs and get training. In making the change in hours, the organization eliminated one of three outreach centre

staff positions, but Borba said the move is not strictly about money, but about taking a new approach in serving those people it helps. “Money is the last thing that we are concerned [with], making that change,” he said. The outreach centre’s hours were temporarily extended last week to keep people keep warm amid the extreme cold snap.


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Mustard Seed to re-open its thrift store

In the spring of 2019, The Mustard Seed Kamloops closed its Seymour Street thrift store. The store is set to re-open in the spring of 2020, with an “upscale” focus and a coffee shop added. KTW FILE PHOTO

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The Mustard Seed Kamloops will re-open its thrift store at 346 Seymour St. this spring after having shuttered the downtown location seven months ago. The non-profit is now seeking gently used clothing, décor, jewelry, small household items and more in preparation for the re-opening. The vision for the space is to have what the organization calls “an upscale thrift store,” along with an adjoining coffee shop, which will serve the community and programs of The Mustard Seed. The re-opened thrift store will support various programs, including a new employment program, which uses employment coaches dedicated to helping people find jobs. The coaches help clients update their resumes and practise interview skills. A new co-ordinator, Diana Corriveau, who has 25 years experience in retail, has been hired to work in the new thrift shop, which is expected to open by the beginning of March. Corriveau has called Kamloops home for the past six months, having moved from Eastern Canada. Corriveau said renovations to the building are still ongoing, but noted the finished store will have an “urban barn” rustic look, with white walls and an open concept. “Myself and the managing director Mario [Borba] we both found it kind of choppy,” Corriveau said, adding they want bigger fitting rooms and a more inviting space. A production space on the second floor is being constructed and a wall is being added to create a separate area for the coffee shop, which will open after the thrift store is relaunched. Corriveau said The Mustard Seed is looking for volunteers to help with renovations, particularly an electrician to help with wiring work. “Whether you’re shopping or you’re donating merchandise, you’re giving to the community,” Corriveau noted. Asked what an upscale thrift shop will entail, Corriveau said she’s looking to keep the store clean and uniform, selling “the best of the best,” with quick turnover with product. “My goal is not to have the store look junky,” she said, noting she wants people to be surprised they are in a thrift store. Corriveau said she is looking to partner with local businesses in town to donate leftover merchandise they are not selling — something The Mustard Seed does in Edmonton. “We don’t want that to hit the landfill,” Corriveau said. “We’re hoping some local businesses will donate that so we can sell it at a more discount price in the thrift store.” Corriveau said they plan to keep item costs low. Including herself, the thrift store will employ five full-time employees and have a complement of roughly 20 part-time workers and volunteers. The Mustard Seed also has volunteer and employment opportunities that will be available to those enrolled in the newly launched Men’s Sober Living Facility at the organization’s outreach centre at 181 West Victoria St. “Residents can volunteer nine to 12 hours per week for the first few months,” said Mario Borba, managing director of The Mustard Seed Kamloops. “After volunteering for a few months, there will be opportunities for them to be employed and all proceeds from the social enterprise will either pay for salaries or to be reinvested in the Mustard Seed programs.” People can drop off their used items at 181 Victoria St. and 346 Seymour St.

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en days before he died, Mike Sloan, ensnared in a bout of pneumonia, said if he recovered, he was thinking of emulating The Fonz by strapping on the water skis, donning the leather jacket and jumping a shark. Alas, the London, Ont., man who captured the attention of more than 13,000 followers on Twitter with his raw, daily observations of his impending cessation never got the chance. On Jan. 20, with his closest friends beside him, Sloan died via medically assisted death. He wanted to go out on his own terms — not because he was afraid of death, he said, but because he was petrified of the thought of choking his way to the afterlife, which would have been his fate, considering the disease ravaging his body. But, man, did he leave a legacy — positive and negative. For those who don’t know. Sloan was diagnosed in February 2019 with anaplastic thyroid cancer and was given a grim prognosis. Rather than go through all sorts of treatments that would batter his body and mind, Sloan decided to carry on and try to make it through one last summer and into however many more days after that he was afforded. And he decided to document, on a daily basis, his dying experience. Much has been written — and much by me — about the banality of social media, of how too much of it swims in the cesspool of

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MUSINGS impatience, ignorance and hate. But Sloan’s contribution to social media via his unique Twitter feed showed how the online forum can be valuable and insightful through poignant, funny, sad and angry posts — with a single tweet by Sloan sometimes carrying all of those traits. However, some will argue, Sloan could also be one of those swimming in the cesspool, as there were no shortage of fellow Twitter users against whom he would launch written attacks — some quite vicious. In the hours following Sloan’s death, the tributes were accompanied by a number of posts from people who were at the receiving end of some of his aggressive messages. Maybe his rough life, amid alcohol and abuse and family estrangement, caused him to lash out. Maybe his terminal diagnosis helped launch some of the venom. Perhaps he was simply an asshole. I don’t know. What I do know is his Twitter feed, filled as it was with so many

thoughts of a dying man, was instructive in viewing a human being facing his onrushing demise and sharing his thoughts and experiences with the masses. While reading his tweets now and then, I felt sad. I felt relief. I felt annoyed. Sometimes the words would cause me to frown; other times, they would make me laugh. Standing bedside as someone you love dies right before your eyes is a surreal experience. I have gone through it twice with my parents and still find it almost impossible to describe the emotions. For those dying, however, Sloan has left a template of sorts. For those terminally ill and wishing to engage with others as they face their approaching death, recording the remaining days of one’s life can indeed be a cathartic experience. Last September, Sloan wrote a column for the Toronto Sun, in which he noted how powerful it was to pen the column about the end of his life. I am sure his daily Twitter updates gave him a similar insight. “I realize now that just by telling an honest story, I can have an impact,” Sloan wrote. “I’m not the burden and terrible person I was told I was for so many years.” In the end, we are all left with two things: memories and regrets. The goal is to have too many of the former and as few as possible of the latter. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Twitter: @ChrisJFoulds


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TIME TO REDUCE THE TAX BURDEN

DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE In this photo from September 2019, Rick Farr stands along a side road off Highway 5, just north of Rayleigh. Behind him, piled on Tolko property, is the massive load of firewood he had collected on Crown land, wood that was seized by the Ministry of Forests.

Editor: The City of Kamloops has been told in a report from staff that expansion of its tax exemption bylaws “will increase economic opportunities for spinoffs so business such as restaurants, retail trade, etc.” It’s designed to promote commercial developments, not major and light industries. That’s the problem — our city council has no interest in welcoming big business that actually pays people a living wage. All of the businesses mentioned by staff in its report to council pay basic minimum wage. People in those jobs can barely afford

their rent and food, never mind any other activities. I would like the city’s director of finance to prepare a report assembling the major industry types (residential, utilities, supportive housing, major and light industry, business, managed forest lands, recreational non-profit and farm). That data should be compared with similar data in Kelowna, Nanaimo, Chiliwack, Prince George and other similar-sized communities. I suggest one will see the residential taxpayer in Kamloops shares a higher percentage of the taxes, compared to these other communities.

Some other questions need to be asked, including “How many people/ businesses contribute to each industry type?” and “What is their assessed value subject to taxation?” Our city council needs to focus on attracting more major and light industries These businesses generally pay better than minimum wages. Once such a report is done, it will be left to city council to prepare an action plan to attract the necessary businesses and to reduce the tax burden on residential homeowners. Leonard P. Piggin Kamloops

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SNOW FARR THE LOGGER SHOULD BE THANKED SCARY FOR Editor: SENIORS Re: KTW’s front page story of Jan. 15 (‘No relief for man who lost firewood ‘retirement fund’): I hope I am not the only one who cannot understand the decision-making ways of people in the Ministry of Forests. Rick Farr should be rewarded for his work of cleaning the forests when loggers leave messes behind after harvesting. Not only does he not receive thanks, he is stripped of his source of necessary income for living. The wood he harvested — which was used by many people to heat their homes — will now, I imagine, sit where it is and perhaps be burned later, thereby creating emissions. Where has common sense gone? Vera Durst Logan Lake

Editor: We seniors seem to be invisible during snowfalls. I took a walk down Summit Drive. Yes, the sidewalk had been plowed, but infrequently, leaving it an icy, uneven invitation to a broken ankle or worse. And why do some businesses in the downtown core clear the entrance and leave the sidewalks uncleared. Shame on them. Alan Kuhnert Kamloops

JUST ANOTHER TAX FOR US Editor: The B.C. NDP gave us British Columbians a nice Christmas gift by eliminating Medical Services Plan payments. The premiums will be paid for by the employers of B.C., who in turn will have to add this to their

billing for various customers. It called a health tax, but it is actually going to be another goods and services tax. We can look forward to a happy new year. Yanosh Panes Cache Creek

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.S. President Donald Trump’s speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos this week contained no surprises: a half-hour of chestthumping self-praise, although without the usual xenophobia and dog-whistle racism. It was, after all, an audience of the ultra-rich and powerful in which most of the movers and shakers were not American. There was no point in insulting them — and he didn’t. Presumably for the same reason, he downplayed his climate denial at a conference whose theme this year is sustainability. Trump spent just two minutes denouncing climate scientists as “the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune tellers” and returned to boasting. But you couldn’t help wondering what the audience was thinking. Most of them are owners or senior managers of businesses with a global reach and their views on economic issues often align with

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WATCH Trump’s. In the past, they echoed his views on climate change as well because taking it seriously threatened their business models, but they are not stupid. Some of them always knew the science was right, so they muddied the waters deliberately to win a few more decades of profit. Others drank the Kool-Aid and truly believed for a while that it was a Chinese-sponsored hoax, but they know it’s not the Chinese who

are melting the glaciers and setting Australia on fire. So, a majority of the people in that audience now realize the climate threat is very real and some are starting to take serious action against it. One of the world’s three biggest asset-management firms, BlackRock, has just started pulling its investments out of the coal industry. It’s a small start — and it’s very late, maybe too late — but the wind is clearly changing. Over the past few months Goldman Sachs, Liberty Mutual and the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., have all taken similar steps. The European Investment Bank has announced it will stop lending to fossil-fuel projects altogether. But beyond wondering when and how to take their own businesses in the same direction, many of the CEOs at Davos will be asking themselves whether it is time to start shredding the evidence. I am speaking metaphorically, of course.

There are doubtless still megatons of paper documents that contain incriminating material about how companies deliberately subsidized climate-denial campaigns in the past, but much of it was restricted circulation and never saw a photocopier. Just call in the shredders. But the real problem is the electronic evidence. There will be metaphorical tons of damning internal email chatter about how a great many companies conspired to cast doubt on the scientific evidence for global warming over a period of several decades. Tracking it down and killing it will be very hard. In fact, it will be close to impossible. Some people will have been quietly saving documents and emails for the day when the lawsuits begin. In fact, class-action lawsuits are already getting underway, especially in the world’s most litigious country, the United States. It’s unexplored legal territory

and it may be some time before one of the cases makes it in court, but the model everybody has in mind is the Tobacco Master Settlement of 1998, in which the four major cigarette companies ended up paying out $206 billion over 25 years. In this case, we are not just talking about fines, although they may ultimately be immense and even crippling. We are also talking about criminal liability. Even if we now finally start taking serious measures against global warming, a lot of people are going to die from the damage that has already been done. Most of them live in developing countries and have no access to the legal systems of the countries that are home to companies’ headquarters. But enough people will die in the rich countries that those who led or financed the denial campaign will almost certainly end up facing criminal charges 10 or 20 years from now. Time to get shredding.

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Prosecutors will proceed by direct indictment — a move typically reserved for the most serious and complicated cases — against five men charged in connection with the alleged gangrelated murder of Troy Gold. Direct indictment is a special legal power available to prosecutors that can only be approved by the attorney general or his deputy. It sends a prosecution straight to trial in B.C. Supreme Court, taking away the accused’s right to a preliminary inquiry. Gold, 35, was reported missing in early October of 2018. His remains were found weeks later in the Lac du Bois area north of Kamloops. Last fall, police arrested five men in connection with the slaying. Nathan Townsend, Jayden Eustache, Darian Rohel, John

Daviss and Sean Scurt are each charged with second-degree murder. All of the accused have been in custody since their arrest. During a brief hearing in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, prosecutor Sarah Firestone said the Crown is proceeding by way of direct indictment. Preliminary inquiries are hearings at which prosecutors typically present a bare-bones version of their case, after which a judge decides whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. Direct indictments are sometimes approved in cases that are extremely complex or reliant on extensive wire tap evidence. In court on Thursday, Firestone called the disclosure in the case “enormous,” estimating its size at 30,000 pages. She said the Crown hopes to have it in the hands of defence lawyers by the week of Feb. 17. Gold had been

involved in the city’s drug trade, as had each of the five accused.

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An alleged drug dealer accused of mistakenly selling laced heroin to a trio of women who overdosed on fentanyl after snorting what they thought was cocaine is standing trial this week in a Kamloops courtroom. Timothy Meldrum, 47, has pleaded not guilty to one count of trafficking cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. According to federal Crown prosecutor Anthony Varesi, Meldrum was supplying drugs to three women socializing in a downtown Merritt home on June 7, 2017. One of the women, Tia Powell, testified she and her friends drank alcohol throughout the day. At some point, one of the women decided she wanted to do cocaine, Powell said, noting the friends split one gram three ways. A few hours later, they split another gram, using the same drug dealer both times — a man Powell

said she recognized as Meldrum, a frequent customer at the pizza restaurant where she worked. When the women agreed to split a third gram of cocaine, Powell said, the same dealer was called. She said Meldrum picked up the trio in his car and sold them “a package” of drugs. Powell described it as a folded piece of paper. She said the cocaine purchased earlier in the day came in plastic baggies. Court heard Powell “chopped up” the cocaine with a bank card and noticed it looked different. “It had a pink tinge to it,” she said. “The other stuff was white.” The women, who by then had been drinking for hours, snorted the substance. A few minutes later, Powell said, Meldrum showed up at the house. “He said he came back for ‘the stuff,’” she said. “He said he had gave us the wrong package and that we had heroin. I said we’d

already done some, but that I’d give him the rest if he wanted it.” “How did he respond to that?” Varesi asked. “He said, ‘You’re on your own’ and he ran down the stairs and left,” Powell replied. A few minutes later, Powell said, one of her friends passed out and fell to the floor. Powell was next to lose consciousness, court heard. “I remember walking away and then I just crashed into the floor and that was it,” Powell said, noting she remembers apologizing to a doctor after waking up in the hospital. Varesi said all three women were revived with the use of Naloxone, medication used to block the effects of opioids. Varesi said police tested powder found in the house after the women passed out and it tested positive for heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. A decision in the trial, in front of B.C. Supreme Court Justice Len Marchand, is expected on Friday.

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A former Kamloops man who was charged last year in connection with a 2016 hit and run that left a city jogger seriously injured was in court on Wednesday for his preliminary inquiry. Police said Joshua Joseph Pooli, 30, was arrested after investigators tested DNA found in the vehicle alleged to have been involved in the crash. On Aug. 28, 2016, a female jogger was hit by a vehicle on West Athabasca Street on the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc reserve, police have said. The driver of the vehicle that hit the runner is alleged to have sped away from the scene. The jogger sustained serious, but

non-life-threatening injuries. Police said a stolen vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident was found abandoned near the Halston Bridge a short time later. According to Mounties, Pooli’s DNA was found inside the vehicle. Pooli was arrested in March 2019 in Prince George. He is charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and possession of stolen property under $5,000. The evidence heard at his preliminary inquiry is protected by a courtordered ban on publication. The hearing, after which a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial, was slated to conclude on Thursday.


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The lakes south of Kamloops were busy on the weekend, with many people emerging from their homes to enjoy the Great Outdoors after a week of bitter Arctic temperatures. Mother Nature warmed up just in time for some refreshing weekend activities. LEFT: Cory and Andrea Johnston and Brett Horwood and Trudy Stoneham strapped on the snowshoes and hit the trails at McConnell Lake. Joining them on the jaunt was a canine companion. BELOW: Conditions were ideal at nearby Walloper Lake for the annual Free Family Ice Fishing Day, organized by the Kamloops Fish and Game Club. The event attracted 331 people (including 176 kids), many of whom caught fish through the 150 holes bored through the ice. Ice fishing can spur the appetite, which is why attendees devoured 311 hamburgers, 221 hot dogs and 30-dozen donuts, along with untold litres of coffee and hot chocolate. To see more photos from the day, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com and click on the Community tab. ALLEN DOUGLAS PHOTOS/KTW

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Woman in love triangle murder granted absences MONICA SIKORSKI IS NOW 28. SHE WAS 17 WHEN SHE PLOTTED THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A 22-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH WHOM SHE WAS INVOLVED ROMANTICALLY TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

A Salmon Arm woman sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for seven years for the 2008 murder of her boyfriend has been granted escorted temporary absences in the community. Now 28, Monica Sikorski was 17 when she plotted the shooting death of a 22-year-old man with whom she was involved romantically. Tyler Myers was found dead in a Salmon Arm schoolyard. Court heard Sikorski arranged for her other boyfriend, a 16-year-old classmate, to obtain a gun and ambush Myers. On Nov. 21, 2008, Sikorski met Myers and walked him into the Bastion elementary schoolyard, where the 16-year-old gunman was hiding in a stand of trees. The teen shot Myers once from the trees, then emerged and delivered two additional shots, including one to the back of Myers’ head at the urging of Sikorski. The gunman, who cannot be named because he was sentenced as a youth, was in 2017 sent to prison for six years. Sikorski can be named because she was sentenced as an adult.

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During the gunman’s trial, Sikorski was described as the mastermind behind the plot to kill Myers. She was painted as manipulative and controlling. The judge described the gunman as an emotionally vulnerable teenager. After the murder, the romantic relationship between Sikorski and the gunman dissolved. Sikorski then began dating Myers’ best friend. Sikorski and the gunman were not arrested until 2012, following an elaborate RCMP Mr. Big operation. The undercover investigation targeted Sikorski. Officers posing as high-ranking gangsters convinced her she was being recruited into a powerful criminal organization. She confessed her part in Myers’ murder to an undercover Mountie she thought was one of the gang’s leaders. According to Parole Board of Canada documents, Sikorski will be allowed on escorted temporary absences from prison until September 2020. The documents state the absences are for personal development, but the reason behind them is redacted. While on absences, Sikorski will not be allowed to consume or possess drugs, alcohol or tobacco. She will also be barred from having any contact with

any of Myers’ relatives. Another condition requires Sikorski to report all intimate relationships to her parole supervisor. She is expected to become eligible for parole in 2023, the same year the gunman is slated to be released from prison. Sikorski was sentenced in December 2016 and apologized in court to Myers’ friends and family, many of whom were in the gallery. Donna Linklater, the common-law spouse of Myers’ deceased father, refused to accept Sikorski’s apology. “I thought it was a false apology,” she told KTW at the time. “She could have come forward two days, two weeks, two months after and said she was sorry and she didn’t.” Barbara Myers, the victim’s mother, said at the time she was happy with the apology and the outcome. “I’m satisfied with it,” she said. “What made an impression on me is Monica addressed me personally and expressed her heartfelt remorse.” Myers said she hugged Sikorski’s mother prior to the sentencing hearing. “I have no hard feelings toward her family,” she said. “They’re good people. I feel bad for the family.”

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A Lytton man killed by police last week spoke to a 911 operator two hours before his death, asking to be shot by Mounties, according to an RCMP affidavit. Court documents identify the dead man as Howard Schantz, also known as Barry Schantz. He was killed following a standoff at his Lytton home on Jan. 13. Lytton is two hours southwest of Kamloops, in the Fraser Canyon. According to a police affidavit, Lytton RCMP responded to Schantz’s home on McIntyre Road at about 8:15 a.m. after his wife called police to say her husband was “playing with a gun.” The woman told a dispatcher Schantz, described as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following a lengthy sentence in a U.S. prison, was suicidal. She said she and her 19-year-old daughter were hiding in separate bedrooms, but neither could escape because their windows were frozen shut. Schantz’s wife told police he was attempting to draw attention to “corruption of the system,” including drugs and First Nations incarceration. She said he told her he was waiting for 100 police officers and media to arrive. According to the document, Schantz emerged from the home when police arrived and fired one shot from a shotgun in the direction of Mounties. The responding officers took cover and the RCMP’s emergency response team was dispatched, arriving three hours later and surround-

ing Schantz’s home. Both Schantz’s wife and her daughter left the home without incident at about 10:15 a.m. At about noon, the document states, Schantz phoned 911 and told the operator he planned to walk outside “and requested police shoot him six times into his body and will walk towards the police officers with his shotgun.” Schantz walked out of his home holding a 12-gauge shotgun at 2:05 p.m. and was shot while standing on his patio, the document states. “At 2:10 p.m., specially trained medics with ERT approached to render first aid to Schantz,” the document reads. “No vital signs were detected and medics began first aid and chest compressions. Schantz was declared deceased shortly thereafter.” The shooting is being investigated by B.C.’s Independent Investigations Office, a watchdog agency tasked with examining the circumstances surrounding incidents in which actions by police in B.C. result in the serious injury or death of a civilian. In December 2012 Vancouver Magazine published a lengthy feature on Shantz, entitled Ex-drug dealer cleaning up Abbotsford—on his terms. The story tells the tale of Shantz becoming a “big time dope dealer,” spendimg time in the U.S. prison system and returning to Canada. The article ends: “He’s met a woman, and they’re planning a life together, near the place where the Fraser and the Thompson rivers join.” The article can be read online at https://www.vanmag.com/ex-drugdealer-cleaning-up-abbotsford-onhis-terms.

CRIMES OF THE WEEK SHOTS Mall shoplifter sought On Sunday, Jan. 19, a man stole items from a store in Aberdeen Mall. At the time of the theft, he was wearing a black hoodie, a black ball cap. a light-coloured crest, white or light-coloured pants and black runners with white soles. If you know his name, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

They’ve got mail — illegally On Monday, Jan. 13, two men broke into an apartment building in Sahali and pried open numerous mailboxes, stealing the contents from within. One of the suspects was wearing a dark-coloured hoodie with a “Burton Marine” logo on the back. The second suspect is white, has some facial hair and was wearing an Adidas hockey hoodie. If you have information on their identities, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Help pull camouflage off this thief On Tuesday, Jan. 7, a man broke into a business in Sahali and stole items. The suspect — who was carrying numerous bags and may have been with a woman — was wearing a dark-coloured winter jacket, black pants and shoes, a camouflage ball cap and white-framed sunglasses. If you have information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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grounds the trial judge failed to properly instruct jurors on the defence of involuntary intoxication. At trial, Harris claimed to have been in a state of automatism — where cogni-

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The space at Royal Inland Hospital for the Ronald McDonald House Family Room has yet to be designed, but will include sleeping rooms and a range of complimentary amenities. This photo is of the Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital, as of now the only hospital Family Room in B.C. RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE PHOTO

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It was announced last spring, during the annual McHappy Day charity fundraiser, that the new patient-care tower at Royal Inland Hospital will include a Ronald McDonald House Family Room. On Thursday at the hospital, a few more details were revealed about the home-like retreat for parents and family members of all pediatric patients undergoing medical treatment for illness or injuries at RIH. The Family Room, slated to open in 2024, will be situated next to the pediatric and neonatal intensive-care units. The room will allow patients and their siblings release some energy in the play area, while parents may rest, prepare hot meals and snacks or enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee. The space has yet to be designed, but will include sleeping rooms and a range of complimentary amenities. The Family Room at Royal Inland Hospital will be the second to open in B.C., with the first located at Surrey Memorial Hospital. The organization’s expansion to RIH — which serves more than 225,000 people from the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

region — is expected to enhance the hospital’s support of residents in Kamloops and surrounding areas. “We are honoured to be working with Ronald McDonald House in their expansion outside of the Lower Mainland and are thrilled to be able to offer even better comfort to patients and their families,” said Heidi Coleman, CEO of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. Meagan Hanson, RIH’s director of clinical operations, noted the Columbia Street hospital is a tertiary site that serves a large geographic area. “It can be very difficult and stressful for a family when their child is receiving services at this hospital and they are from another community within our region,” Hanson said. “This is the opportunity to make life a bit easier for these families. We look forward to working with Ronald McDonald House to create this new space for families at RIH.” Richard Pass, CEO of Ronald McDonald House in B.C. and Yukon, said expansion to Kamloops is part of the organization’s mission to serve families from the B.C. Interior.

Winemakers unite! Looking to learn more about vino? The Kamloops Winemakers Association is holding its general meeting next week and all wine lovers are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in North Kamloops, at 1121 12th St.


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Revelstoke councillor resigns over council pay hike Steven Cross (right) was elected to Revelstoke council in October 2018. He resigned on Jan. 21, 2020. REVELSTOKE REVIEW PHOTO

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Revelstoke Coun. Steven Cross has resigned from the city’s council, citing as the reason the decision by his fellow councillors agreed to give themselves substantial pay raises. Cross read his resignation statement on Tuesday night, after his motion to remove the proposed mayor and councillor raises from the budget and direct the money instead to infrastructure or road projects was defeated. “Mayor and fellow councillors I am resigning from this council… for the following reasons: approving pay raises of 134 per cent for mayor and 67 per cent for councillors in a budget year where the town has a $500,000 revenue hole to deal with and our roads are a mess is a choice of self-interest over mission of service to our community,” Cross said. “I can’t support that.” The pay increase will see the mayor’s annual salary rise from $30,600 to $70,000 and have annual

“The choices made on these matters erodes the public’s faith and trust and I will not be a party to that practice. Nor can I continue to work with this group when self-interest is so clearly being chosen over the mission of service we were elected for.”

council remuneration move from $15,300 to $25,000, implemented over three years. Cross said council’s decision to give mayor and councillors a raise “is a choice to forgo transparency and to erode public trust in how we work and make decisions.” Cross also touched on the pay gap between the salary of the mayor and councillors. “Such a large pay gap does not

foster a positive sense of team and I don’t believe it is the leadership model that is right for our community,” he said. Cross expressed his disappointment with the intention to phase in the raises during this term, rather than when the next council is elected. “This is not the act of making stewardship a priority, but rather the act of personal benefit first,” he said.

REVELSTOKE COUN. STEVEN CROSS’S LETTER OF RESIGNATION FROM COUNCIL: Mayor and fellow Councillors, I am resigning from this Council effective February 7th, 2020. I am making this choice for the following reasons: 1. Approving pay raises of 134% for Mayor and 67% for Councillors in a budget year where our town has a $500K revenue hole to deal with and our roads are a mess is a choice of self-interest over mission of service to our community.

2. Approving these large raises without any third-party research, vetting, or reporting as to need, norms, and recommendations is a choice to forgo transparency and to erode public trust in how we work and make decisions. 3. Approving these raises with a ratio of close to 3:1 in favor of the Mayor. Such a large pay gap is does not foster a positive sense of team and it is not the leadership model that is right for our community. 4. Approving these raises to phase in right away rather than making them effective only for the next elected Council. This is not the act of making stewardship a priority but rather the act of putting personal benefit first. The choices made on these matters erodes the public’s faith and trust and I will not be a party to that practice. Nor can I continue to work with this group when self-interest is so clearly being chosen over the mission of service we were elected for. — Steven Cross

Premier Horgan reveals a cabinet tweak this week

Politician says ‘landlord’ is too negative a term ABBOTSFORD COUN. DAVE LOEWEN SAID HE PREFERS ‘RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDER’ TO IMPROVE PERCEPTION ABBOTSFORD NEWS

The word “landlord” has developed a “negative connotation” and should be ditched in favour of another term, according to an Abbotsford councillor As Abbotsford’s politicians discussed a new affordable housing strategy this week, Coun. Dave Loewen said he had heard from one person who didn’t like being called a landlord. “The gentleman I met for this morning, he refers to himself and others like him as ‘rental

housing providers,’” Loewen recounted. “He said that the term ‘landlord’ is going out of use.” Loewen said he agreed with the man about the word’s perception. “It has a negative connotation I think,” he said. “If we use a term like landlord, it connotes something that is confrontational, at least in my mind.” Loewen pointed to groups that have been working to alleviate the region’s rental housing crisis. “These people, these organi-

zations that are trying to work with us, are solution providers and so I think the terminology of ‘rental housing provider’ would be a more appropriate one,” he said. Loewen suggested staff adjust the terminology in the final affordable housing strategy document. To remove the word from common use, though, will take more than the natural evolution of language as“landlord” is a legal term defined within British Columbia’s Residential Tenancy Act.

Premier John Horgan has promoted Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA Anne Kang to become his new Citizens’ Services Minister. The move came on Wednesday during a small cabinet shuffle that did not change the government’s power positions. Kang, a former Burnaby city councillor, replaces Jinny Sims, who had been the Citizens’ Services minister until she resigned in October after it was announced she was under police investigation. A special prosecutor continues to oversee her case. The minor cabinet shuffle also saw Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Michelle Mungall and Jobs, Tourism and Trade Minister Bruce Ralston swap jobs, with Mungall taking the helm of a retitled Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness portfolio with a mandate to promote B.C.’s tech sector and grow the economy.

Ralston, meanwhile, will take up responsibility for encouraging both the LNG Canada project and also reconcil-

ing the government’s CleanBC climate plan with natural resource growth. — Vancouver Sun

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We are pleased to announce that Soll & Company and Cates Ford Epp have recently merged to become Cates Ford Soll & Epp LLP. Our new office is located at: 300-272 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A2 You can reach our office by phone (250)372-1234, fax (250)828-6697, or email at info@cfselaw.ca. Thank you for your continued support during this transition. Our best wishes go out to all our clients in 2020. Important notice to existing clients of Cates Ford Soll & Epp LLP: The partners in a limited liability partnership are not personally liable for the negligent acts or omissions of another partner or an employee unless the partner knew of the negligent act or omission and did not take reasonable steps to prevent it. Each partner is personally liable for his or her own actions, and the partnership continues to be liable for the negligence of its partners, associates and employees. Accordingly, there is no reduction or limitation on the liability of the partnership.

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Judgment Day is coming. Most of us have an innate sense of justice. We demand justice when innocents are harmed and insist on a sentence that matches the crime. In Canada, heinous crimes warrant life in prison, while many American states inflict the death penalty. But let’s be realistic. Not every evil person gets caught and some of the most evil (Josef Stalin comes to mind) die in their sleep after having lived a life of comfort, with no consequences at all for all the suffering they caused. The Bible guarantees, however, that the evil will face judgment and punishment in the afterlife. When Jesus was speaking about the importance of disciplining yourself to avoid sin, He used hyperbole. “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.” As it says in the Book of Hebrews, “In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted sin to the point of shedding your blood.” In other words, no one forces you to sin. And the ultimate penalty for persistent moral failure is so severe that you need to do absolutely everything you can to resist sin. Jesus told one famous parable about hell. There was an unnamed rich man who

enjoyed every luxury and a poor beggar, Lazarus, covered with sores. Both died. Lazarus was carried to heaven, to the “bosom of Abraham,” while the rich man was transported to hell and torment. The rich man looks up to heaven and pleads for Abraham to send Lazarus “to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.” Abraham replies, “Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.” We are not told explicitly what either Lazarus or the rich man did to warrant their respective afterlife destinations. It’s safe to assume, however, that Lazarus was in a right relationship with God and the rich man conducted his life in such a way that ignored God and the needs of his neighbours. In 1741, the American evangelist Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon called, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Edwards, and other evangelists, were part of the Great Awakening of spiritual fervor that gripped colonial North America at the time. The sermon had such great impact that he was interrupted several times by people demanding to know what they could do to be saved. The reality of hell terrified them. Frankly, this world needs some of that holy fear. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Please include a very short bio and a photo.

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The ThompsonNicola Regional Library has launched a host of new programs coming in the first few months of the year. The new Indigenous Authors Book Club will launch on Feb. 29. The group will discuss works of fiction and non-fiction by Indigenous authors including Tommy Orange, Richard Wagamese and Eden Robinson. Dating Over 50 is a casual drop-in program where local experts will discuss topics like online dating safety, maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle and how to find a romantic or partner or friend who shares your interests. The next session is on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the downtown library, 465 Victoria St. Among the new technology programs at the North Kamloops Library, 693 Tranquille Rd., is a course on cloud computing. At the downtown library, new tech Q&A sessions will be held on social media, library databas-

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RAREBIRDS CONCERT Jan. 24, 7 p.m., RareBirds Housing Co-operative, 772 West Battle St.

Jane and Larry Stephenson will perform with Don Metz as the Stephensons. Jane performs vocals, guitar and mandolin, Larry does vocals, guitar and banjo, while Metz takes care of the bass. They will perform originals and some favourite covers. For ticket information, contact rarebirdshousing@gmail. com.

ROBBIE BURNS DINNER AND DANCE Jan. 25, 5 p.m., Colombo Lodge, 814 Lorne St.

An evening of family fun in support of the Kamloops Highland Games and in memory of the great Scottish poet #42 - 700 Tranquille Road Robert Burns. To eat is a full roast beef dinner and locally made PERFECT GIFT IDEA! haggis. Entertainment includes a local pipe band, highland WE HAVE dancers and the Kamloops Celtic Choir, with music from B100’s Outside access in Northills Centre Mall GCs! DJ Nick Carter. Tickets are $50 for adults, $30 for children ages 12 A PERFECT YEAR FOR A PERFECT YOU! and under and $40 for seniors 65-plus. Find them at Kamloops Florist, 605 Tranquille Rd. or Overland Press, 441 Tranquille Rd.

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GONGS AND SINGING BOWLS Jan. 28, 7 p.m., Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St.

Rob Gretsinger will host the first Sound Meditation session of 2020 featuring gongs and singing bowls. Donations will be accepted in the bowl at the doors to the performance room.

THE SCHWARTZ UNLEASHED Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St.

A special screening of the classic Star Wars parody Space Balls will be held at Paramount Theatre, hosted by the Kamloops Film Society and the Drunk in a Graveyard podcast crew. Revisit classic Mel Brooks characters like Lone Starr, Dark Helmet, Princess Vespa and of course, Barf. Tickets are $11, available online at thekfs.ca.

UKULELE LESSONS Feb. 1, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Long and McQuade, 955 Lorne St.

Long & McQuade is hosting two free ukulele classes at their store as part of World Ukulele Day. Lessons are about one hour long, running 11 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

GROUNDHOG DAY SCREENING Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St.

You might not know if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow, but you can decide now whether or not you’ll see the 1993 classic Bill Murray flick Groundhog Day when it screens at Paramount Theatre the day before the big day. Tickets are $11, available online at thekfs.ca.

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FROM JAN. 24 SERIOUS OPTIONS Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, 1136 Sixth Ave.

The next concert by Kamloops’ Serious Options choir is Nebula. Fridays tickets are $15 while Saturday’s show is $10. Tickets are available through choir members or at the door.

THE BEACHES Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.

Juno Award winners The Beaches will return to Kamloops for a high-energy retro sounds. The all-women group out of Toronto last performed in the city in 2018 as during a breakthrough year, riding high on the release of their debut album Late Show. They will be joined by special guests, Hunny. Tickets are available online at kamtix.ca.

SOLO ROOTS Feb. 8, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Bassment, private home venue

Lynne Hanson will perform a house concert at The Bassment. Hanson is a two-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner with a host of other awards. She is known for highenergy roots guitar-driven live performances and is said to be a closet stand-up comedian. Tickets are $21.86, available online at thebassmentkamloops.com.

GEOFFROY Feb. 13, 7 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.

Montreal-based singer-songwriter Geoffroy released three new singles in November and is now back on tour, with a stop on Kamloops on Feb. 13. Tickets are $15, available online at kamtix.ca.

VALENTINE’S FLICK Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St.

A special screening of Pretty in Pink will be hosted by the Kamloops Film Society and the Drunk in a Graveyard podcast crew. Tickets are $11, available online at thekfs.ca.

THE DECOYS Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, 9:30 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day full of rock ’n’ roll from The Decoys, who promise two nights of “groovy and sensual” tunes. Tickets are $5 at the door.

ROOTS DUO Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Morrisey’s Public House, Sun Peaks, 3240 Village Way

Americana/roots duo Broken Brothers will perform. The duo is comprised of Ben Caldwell of Cromwell, New Zealand, and Eric Laroque of Toronto.

ROYAL TUSK Feb. 16, 7 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.

Edmonton rockers Royal Tusk will return to Kamloops. Joining them will be guests Brkn Love and Sights and Sounds, both out of Toronto.

FAMILY DAY AT BC WILDLIFE PARK Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., BC Wildlife Park, 9077 Dallas Dr.

Enjoy animal encounters, feed talks, colouring contests and a visit from Uncle Chris the Clown. Go online to bcwildlife.org/eventslist.htm for a complete schedule of events.

NOAH DERKSEN Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Pizza Pi Kamloops, 314 Victoria St.

Winnipeg’s Noah Derksen will delight in the style of roots/Americana, while local singer-songwriter Abby Wale will support. A donation of $15 to $20 is suggested for admission.

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CFBX will hold open house, fundraising dinner Campus/community radio station CFBX has put out the invite to tour its station and learn about opportunities to become a part of it all. Three open house sessions will be held, occurring every half-hour beginning at 2 p.m. on Feb. 1. Each session will include a tour of the station, a brief presentation and refreshments. All of CFBX’s programming is created by volunteers, and everyone is welcome, regardless of experience level. For more information, contact CFBX at 250-377-3988 or email radio@tru.ca.

The station will also be hosting a fundraising dinner at Duffy’s Pub on Feb. 23. The dinner will be spread across two sittings, one at 5 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. The evening will include a silent auction, with prizes that so far include passes to the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival and to Calgary Bluesfest. Tickets are $20, available in advance only. To purchase, email radio@tru.ca, call 250-377-3988 or message CFBX on Facebook. All proceeds from the event will go toward the station’s series Connections: The Art of Storytelling.

Hydra Festival deadline fast approaching The deadline for submissions to perform at the upcoming Hydra Festival is fast approaching. Applications are being accepted until Jan. 31. The festival will run from May 5 to May 10 this year and will once again be hosted at TRU’s Black Box Theatre in the Old Main building. The fringe-inspired festival began in 2017, started by Kamloops thespian and Chimera Theatre founder Andrew Cooper. The festival’s goal is to bring innovative performing arts works. In the past, it has done so with performances like the horrorsof-war drama Brothers, the body-

positivity comedy Bodybreak or the sultry It All Started With A Dick Pic: The Stripsical. Hydra is on the hunt for a wide variety of acts. Performance types include, but are not limited to, theatre, dance, music, circus arts, multimedia, theatre for young audiences, storytelling, stand-up comedy and interdisciplinary work. To pitch a performance for the upcoming festival, submit a 250word (max) biography, a one-page proposal and a brief project history to the Hydra Festival committee at hydra@chimeratheatre.com. For more information, go online to chimeratheatre.com.

Trio at Old Courthouse The next set of artists to set up in the Old Courthouse galleries will appear on Jan. 31. The works of a trio of local Kamloops Arts Council artists will be shown in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St. from Jan. 29 to Feb. 22. Debbie Lund grew up on a cattle ranch and drew inspiration for her work from that experience. Last year, she was awarded the people’s choice award at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival’s art show.

Stefanie Travers, a farrier, teacher and trainer, explores the deep connection between horse and human in her work. She paints in oil and acrylic. Candice Camille aims to captures the essence of animal subjects in her photography, with a particular focus on feral horses. An opening reception will be held Friday, Jan. 31, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Kamloops Arts Council website at kamloopsarts.ca.

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Singing valentines to benefit hospice If you can’t quite hit those high notes to serenade your valentine this year, maybe leave it to the professionals. A cappella quartet Slow No Tempo has brought its singing valentines service back for another year. The quartet of Alexander Bell, Ryan Noakes, Graham Specht and Simon Walter formed last year and

offered up the service to anyone looking to add some harmonious sweetness to their valentine’s day. Last year, their proceeds went to The Mustard Seed. This year, the quartet’s dulcet tones will benefit the Kamloops Hospice Society. In addition to a special Valentine’s Day song, the $50 singing valentine package also includes a flower and custom

baked cookies from Court’s Cookie Box. To order, call 250-318-2978 or email quartet@slownotempo.ca. Singing valentines can be delivered during morning, afternoon or evening, but must be ordered and paid for by 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13. For more information, go online to kamloopsvalentines. com.

Music site changes hands Rust Valley A website created by the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission to promote the region’s performers has been handed over to the Kamloops Arts Council and Gold Country Community Services. The film commission created the website in 2018 to promote music venues that support live music. The site contains information about the region’s artists and venues and keeps an updated list of events. Beginning this month, the duties of populating that website with events, artists and venues, will fall to the Kamloops Arts Council for Kamloops and the surrounding region, and to Gold Country Community Services for the western half of the regional district. “Our goal is to promote the hiring of TNRD-based musicians, to

market live music tourism opportunities region-wide and to increase audiences at regional live music performances,” said film commissioner Victoria Weller. “Live music is an integral part in promoting quality of life and tapping into the gig economy.” Kamloops Arts Council executive director Terri Hadwin is encouraging local artists and venues to contact the arts council and let them know about events in the area. “Any event that features live music, even if that is not the primary focus of the event, is shared on this site,” she said. The website, online at bcsbestlivemusic.ca, was created with funding from Creative BC, the regional district, Tourism Kamloops and Gold Country Community Services.

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ten by Joe R. Lansdale titled Deadman’s Road. It follows the further adventures of the Mercer as he rides through the old East Texas countryside, slaying monsters and other horrors along the way. It was transcribed into comic book format by his son Keith Lansdale, who currently has writing credits on one of the spooky stories on the horror series Creepshow (Shudder) and also has contributed to the Vampirella and X-Files comic book series. He has worked with his father on several screenplays and other spooky comic titles. Brian Denham (X-Files, Zombie Kid Diaries) expertly renders the panels in black and white format, creating a tense and dramatic feeling to the entire story. Some panels needed no words and in those the art tells the dramatic and gruesome story without the need for colour. Crawling Sky is what is known as a Weird West Horror and is recommended for mature readers. Randy Wagner is assistant manager of High Octane Comics. For more, visit 250 Third Ave. or call 250-377-8444.

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NEW YORK — The ousted head of the Grammy Awards says that music’s biggest awards are tainted because of conflicts of interest that affect how certain songs and artists are nominated. Nevertheless, Deborah Dugan said in an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday that she plans to watch the Grammys this weekend. Dugan was fired only months into her job as head of the Recording Academy and this week filed an explosive complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission that alleged she was sexually harassed and that the music organization was a “boy’s club” that favours friends. The academy, which has accused Dugan of misconduct, has said it has launched an investigation. The personnel allegations had largely overshadowed Dugan’s charges about the integrity of the Grammys’ awards process — a huge problem given that its annual ceremony is set to be televised on CBS in three days. “The system should be transparent and there are incidents of conflicts of interest that taint the results,” Dugan said on ABC. The academy vehemently defended its voting process in response to Dugan’s complaint and interview. “Spurious allegations claiming members or committees use our process to push forward nominations for artists they have relationships with are categorically false, misleading and wrong,” Chief Awards Officer Bill Freimuth said in a statement. Dugan’s complaint charged that a “secret committee” that decides who gets Grammy nominations contains people with business and personal relationships with artists, and that they

push their favourites ahead. The Grammy membership generally selects 20 potential nominees in categories and internal committees whittle those lists down to the five or seven eventual nominees. She charged that an artist who was ranked 18th out of 20 in the initial song of the year process last year got a nomination and the artist was actually on the committee that decided the nominees. The same artist, who Dugan did not identify, is represented professionally by someone on the Recording Academy board. Dugan suggested the conflict was behind two notable snubs in the category, of songs performed by Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran, although there has been some question about whether Grande had submitted her indelible hit, Thank U, Next, for the award. Brandi Carlile, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga were among the nominees for this award, which was won by This is America, performed by Childish Gambino. In the category of jazz vocals, Dugan alleged that an artist nominated for an award participated in the nomination process. Again, she did not name the artist involved. Overall, she said some 30 artists whose work was not chosen as a potential nominee by the Recording Academy membership were added to that list because they had personal or business relationships with people on the nomination committees or the Academy’s board. Dugan also said that nominations were handed out to songs or albums because the producer of the annual awards show wanted them to be performed on the show. Freimuth said in the academy statement that while it is inevitable some on the committees full of industry luminaries will have worked with some of the artists in contention, there are “strict rules in place to address any conflict of interest.”


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The Flame Towers dominate the skyline, visible from most points in the city by day and an attentiongetter with a swirling light show by night. Our guide Ahmed, points out fine museums and a stunning extensive business section, which are all post-Soviet era — an era that began in the early 1800s and lasted until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since 1994, foreign oil consortia investments added a forest of off-shore derricks to the tangle of on-land wells, building the world’s second-longest oil pipeline to Turkey (Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan or BTC), ensuring Azeri oil could be exported to the West without transiting Russia or Iran. With BTC going on line in 2005, Baku has boomed. In my search for what I call “odd

gems,” the rare and wondrous are only day trips from Baku over desert terrain and rocky plateaus. Qobustan Petroglyph Reserve time-warps us back 12,000 years to when the Caspian coast was lusher and sea levels higher. Stone Age hunter-gatherers settled in caves where roughly 6,000 simple rock art engravings remain. We climb up and down between craggy boulders, spotting human and animal depictions. Now, onto one of the weirdest geothermal phenomenon we have ever witnessed. Some 10 kilometres south of Qobustan, travelling over dirt roads with ruts large enough to swallow a small car, we arrive at an otherworldly landscape of mud volcanoes. Mound after mound of cool grey mud oozes, burps, spits and

bubbles from the top, running down the sides to ever increase the cone size. We climb, skid and then balance our way before peering into the mounds — likened to boiling witches’ cauldrons. Azerbaijan is home to over half the world’s mud volcanoes, with close to 400 along the Caspian coast, of which 50 are in this more accessible area. The sheer desolation devoid of sound other than the eerie mud-belches and the whistle of sea-wind leaves us strangely speechless. Another geographical peculiarity is a literal hot spot known as Yanar Da (Burning Mountain). Amid dreary surroundings at the foot of a hillock is a 10-metre high wall of fire blazes. Since the 1950s, the steady seep of natural gas escaping from

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had Grimm does not seem a braggart, making it difficult to picture him Conor McGregor-strutting around the TRU WolfPack office, wielding a copy of the latest U Sports top 10 rankings. Still, the scene was pitched to outside hitter Siobhan Toal. “I definitely think that’s going be the case. You’ve seen his shoes — like, bright orange,” Toal said. “He reps it every time. Chad’s got the swag.” Freedom to have fun (sometimes during an interview at the expense of the bench boss) is a luxury often afforded to winning teams, a perk enjoyed these days by nationally ranked TRU. The WolfPack (13-5) are the 10th-ranked women’s university volleyball team in the country, vaulting back onto the weekly list after a split in Calgary, where they managed one victory last weekend against the formidable Mount Royal Cougars (14-3). “When any program does well, it’s good for business,” said Grimm, whose charges will this weekend play host to the UBC Okanagan Heat of Kelowna. “It helps with recruiting, some recognition that, hey, TRU has good programs. They must have good support.” Match times this weekend are 6:45 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Tournament Capital Centre. National rankings are inconsequential, with no bearing on the WolfPack’s playoff position, but they are not meaningless if they buoy spirits, said 6-foot-3 Ukrainian block machine Kseniya Kocyigit. “I saw all the girls so excited, sharing posts on IG and everything,” said Kocyigit, who leads the club with 15 blocks in 18 matches. “It is important. All my teammates put so much effort in. It’s an extra booster for us to do even better.” The team was a Canada West laughing stock a few years ago. Grimm took over and the Pack cracked national rankings in November for the first time in program history, a sign of progress that can be used as a recruiting tool. That is meaningful. “There’s a vote, I’m pretty sure, on who makes the top 10. I’m glad they came to their senses and finally put us up there,”

Toal said, tongue once again planted firmly in cheek. “I’ve always felt like we were elite, you might say, above the pack.” Toal’s jabs at the senseless powers that be would not have landed even if they were thrown with genuine vitriol. U Sports uses a statistical formula to determine its top 10 rankings. Math deemed the Pack unworthy of a spot on the list following a split with the Wesmen (8-10) earlier this month in Winnipeg. “It was a little frustrating to not see us up there and to be below people with lower records, I guess, but it’s good to be back,” middle Elizabeth Reimer said. Twice vanquishing UBC Okanagan (6-10) would likely keep the Wolfpack in the top 10, but national rankings will not be among concerns this weekend. A pair of victories would spur their pursuit of another program first — a playoff series on home court. TRU is third in the conference, two points clear of the MacEwan Griffins of Edmonton and six points ahead of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Trinity Western of Langley is in first place, with a four-point lead on Mount Royal. The top four clubs will host post-season series. Alberta (10-6) has a favourable schedule and two matches in hand on MacEwan and TRU. The Pack will finish regular-season play with four challenging tilts, two against the Griffins (12-6) in Edmonton and a pair versus the visiting Spartans (16-2). Running that gauntlet without scuff on bright orange shoes might give a modest man leeway to peacock like McGregor. Grimm will take one step at a time. “We’re just trying to focus on getting better,” he said. “UBCO does have the ability to be quite good.” THE MEN TRU and UBC Okanagan will square off twice this weekend at the TCC, with match times slated for 5 p.m. on Friday and 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. The Heat (0-14) are in search of Win No. 1. The Pack (3-13) are trying to make something of a disappointing campaign.

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Connor Zary, Ryley Appelt, Kyrell Sopotyk and Ryan Hughes are among Kamloops Blazers’ forwards who missed games over the last few months, either recovering from injuries or spending time with select teams. Youth emerged in the veterans’ stead. Whether getting off the goal-scoring schneid, dropping mitts in a brawl or earning minutes alongside top players, Matthew Seminoff and Caedan Bankier, both 16, and Reese Belton and Daylan Kuefler, both 17, have enjoyed morale-boosting moments. “At times, early in the season, on our Saskatchewan trip, when they had to step up and play in bigger roles, maybe they weren’t quite as prepared as they thought they needed to be,” Blazers’ assistant coach Cory Clouston said. “They learned from that. The second time around, where we’ve had some injuries and holes to fill, they’ve been much more prepared.” Kamloops product Logan Stankoven, 16, is already a regular in the lineup, tied for second among WHL rookies in goals, with 17, and seventh in points, with 28, in 40 games. Belton tallied his

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first WHL goal last Friday, a power-play marker that mercifully ended scoring in a 12-3 shellacking of the Tri-City Americans at Sandman Centre. “That’s literally the only thing I felt when I scored, just a sigh of relief,” said Belton, a Winnipeg product who facetimed his mom after the contest. “Thank god this is finally over. It does feel pretty good. “There is way more opportunity when guys like that are out. You never hope for that, but when the opportunity comes, you’ve got to take advantage of it.” Of the fledgling forwards not named Stankoven, Bankier is the top scorer, with 11 points, including three goals, in 38 games. He was also among pugilists when the Blazers and Rockets engaged in fight night at Prospera Place earlier this month. “It shows that you’re not going to put up with anything and everyone is willing to fight for each other, especially in that brawl,” Bankier said, referencing the line-brawl donnybrook that featured younger Kamloops fighters

throwing against older Rockets. “We weren’t going to let one man get beat up out there. That’s been our mentality all year — stick together and it will all work out.” Clouston said those moments are important, but noted consistency is likely a better indicator of development. “It can happen quickly, but if it happens overnight or instantly, it’s kind of a false confidence,” he said. “You have a sustained confidence by putting in the work, understanding your role, understanding systems and believing in yourself. “If you do that and you have a bit of a bad game, you’re not just going to drop right off in your confidence. And if you have a good game, it’s not going to skyrocket.” Kuefler notched a goal last week against the hometown Spokane Chiefs and added two assists last weekend in the TriCity romps. The Blazers lambasted the Ams 9-0 on Saturday. Belton doubled his career goal total that night. Seminoff, who lit the lamp and added an assist last week in Spokane, was the hero on Nov. 15, with the game-winning goal in a 1-0 triumph over the visiting Prince George Cougars. “We got the challenge to step up and I

think all of us young guys did a pretty good job of filling the roles,” said Seminoff, who has three goals and nine points in 34 games. “We’re kind of back on that fourth-line role now, back to doing our jobs and doing what got us there.” The vets have returned, with Kamloops boasting an eight-game winning streak heading into a pair of tilts this weekend against the Cougars in Prince George. Ice will be tougher to come by for the less experienced Blazers, but they should be more prepared to take advantage when their shoulders are tapped. “The confidence has improved and come a long way,” Clouston said. “They’re understanding their roles and what they need to do to be successful.” TOP 10 Kamloops remains seventh in CHL top 10 rankings, its perfect 4-0 stretch last week not enough to move up the board. “I know there are some pretty good teams on the list,” Belton said. “I think we should have moved up maybe one, maybe even two spots. If we keep winning, there is no way we won’t keep moving up.” The Ottawa 67’s are No. 1, one spot ahead of Don Hay and the Portland Winterhawks.

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MICHAEL MONG PHOTO Sylvie Lloyd of the Long Blades drives her legs through a turn last weekend at a Western Elite Circuit event in Richmond.

LONG BLADES SET FOR PROVINCIALS Four Kamloops Long Blades competed last weekend at the Western Elite Circuit event in Richmond. Sylvie Lloyd posted two personal-best times and placed

third in her division and sixth overall. Leah Turner and Kris Pynten finished 11th and Rebecca Thomas placed 13th in their respective divisions.

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Routines will be polished and elements fine-tuned next Wednesday at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre, where the Kamloops Skating Club will put on a show. The fundraiser event, which will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., is for 18 figure skaters heading next

month to the Okanagan Region Championships in Salmon Arm. “There are some really talented older skaters in our club and some younger, talented ones that are pretty itty bitty and fun to watch,” KSC president Tara Garrioch said. Skaters often miss out on watching their teammates at events such as regionals. The event on Wednesday is a chance to build team morale and cheer for

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When the NHL returns from its bye weeks and all-star break, there will be just more than 30 games left for each team. The Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are the only Canadians clubs currently in a playoff spot, while the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets sit just below the cut line. The Montreal Canadiens have some serious work to do if they’re going to make a post-season return. And, in Ottawa, it’s once again wait until next year for the rebuilding Senators. With that in mind, Canadian Press takes a look Canada’s seven franchises as the focus turns to the final stretch of the 2019-20 campaign. VANCOUVER CANUCKS (27-184, first in Pacific Division) Having missed the playoffs five of the last six seasons — and four straight — the Canucks are in a good position. The club sits atop the congested Pacific Division standings, a point up on both Edmonton and Calgary. Vancouver has received terrific goaltending from Jacob Markstrom, while the additions of J.T. Miller, Tyler Myers and the improved play of Jay Beagle and Tanner Pearson have been huge pluses. Vancouver also has a Calder Trophy candidate for the second straight season in Quinn Hughes. And Elias Pettersson continues to show why he took home rookie of the year honours last June. “We still have things we can improve,’’ Pettersson said. “When we are working, when we are skating, we play our best.’’ EDMONTON OILERS (26-18-5, second in Pacific Division) The Oilers occupy a playoff spot thanks in large part to the NHL’s

two leading scorers — Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The dynamic duo has combined for 151 points in 49 games, with Ryan NugentHopkins a distant third on Edmonton’s roster with 33. McDavid hasn’t shown any ill-effects from the serious knee injury he suffered last April. James Neal has 19 goals after scoring just seven with the Flames in 2018-19. Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith have been solid in splitting goaltending duties, while new head coach Dave Tippett has got buy-in on the defensive side. The Oilers, however, know it’s going to be a mad dash to the finish line as the franchise looks to make the postseason for just the second time in 14 years. “Every game is going to have a ton of meaning,’’ Tippett said. “That’s what’s fun about it.’’

gut punch early with the unexpected loss of defenceman Dustin Byfuglien — the situation has still yet to be resolved — after also shedding Jacob Trouba, Tyler Myers and Ben Chariot on the blue line over the summer. Winnipeg has managed to hang around thanks to the Vezina Trophy-calibre goaltending of Connor Hellebuyck and a patchwork defence

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CALGARY FLAMES (2619-5, third in Pacific Division) The Flames could have imploded in the wake of the allegations made against head coach Bill Peters that he had directed racial slurs against a player when both were in the minors a decade ago, and that he had physically abused two others when he was behind the Carolina Hurricanes’ bench. But the team instead blocked out the noise and has thrived under interim bench boss Geoff Ward. Flames’ goalie David Rittich will take part in his first all-star game this weekend as an injury replacement. Calgary winger/ antagonist Matthew Tkachuk will also make his first appearance at the festivities and will no doubt be a focus thanks to his bubbling rivalry with the Oilers. “There’s a lot that went on,’’ Flames’ centre Sean Monahan said. “It’s been a crazy year.’’ WINNIPEG JETS (2522-4, three points out of a wild-card spot) The Jets received a

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corps, but cracks have started to show with a team that has now lost four straight in regulation and six of its last seven. “We’ve done a pretty good job of really not worrying about which player is out there,’’ blue-liner Josh Morrissey said. “We’ve been playing as hard as we can defensively and not feeling sorry for ourselves.’’

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COMPETITION One parent projected his son would not be exposed to quality opposition on a regular basis if he played this season in the major bantam league. He said the Blazers may not have earned invites to all of the top-end tournaments, where scouts tend to gather, and the CSSHL schedule would likely be a greater catalyst for improvement. MacGregor and Allan have qualms with that viewpoint. “If you look at the academy programs, some of them are the top programs and others are just bottom feeders,” MacGregor said. “The problem is that a player who leaves a club program and goes to an academy and is a first-line player in a club program, developing leadership skills and getting more opportunity to play in key times, ends up being a third-line player at an academy and doesn’t get that opportunity.” Added Allan: “They released the tournament list. I think we would have got in, based on who they accepted. I can’t say that for sure, but based on the talent and high-profile players we would have had, we would have got in.” Petrachenko said scouts do a great job scouring the BC Hockey ranks for talent. “It has definitely been a determining factor in choices families have made and it’s been an error we have all made as parents of players over the years because I’ve been around the game long enough

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to know there is nobody who I can ever say didn’t get seen,” Petrachenko said. “Yes, marquee tournaments are important and we need to make that part of our programming, but we don’t always have to make that the only reason for making a hockey decision. There are a whole bunch of scouts out there whose job it is to see people. If they don’t see someone and someone else does, then they’re not doing their job.” MacGregor noted he recently made a trip to watch a bantam AA player, thanks in part to BC Hockey’s improving website and stats tracking. “You could say it’s a weaker league, but Darcy Tucker came from a weaker league. Shane Doan came from a weaker league,” he said. “If your players are good, if your team is good, scouts go and find them.” Watching eight of Kamloops’ finest leave town was tough to swallow for Rubel and the KMHA. “Losing those players, not only as a hockey community but, more importantly, from a parent standpoint, a school standpoint and as friends, we’re forcing kids away at a younger age than we should be,” Rubel said. “Kamloops minor hockey has heard a message, loud and clear, from existing and past parents and players. We’re definitely carrying that message ahead in order to make the right decision for future years. This is live. “We need to know the direction that BC Hockey is ultimately going to choose with its zone program.” THE COST Each Parent who spoke to KTW agreed it was about $10,000 for their kids to play for the 2018-2019 bantam AA Thompson Blazers, that price an all-in estimate that includes tournament fees and extracurricular training that existed outside of regular team programming.

BC Hockey sent an email to KTW outlining team fees for that season: “$2,900 league, $3,000 team fees and then $984 back each as refund from one fundraiser. Total cost $5,000. Team played roughly 50 games.” Allan said $10,000 was a better estimate of actual total cost for the season. Petrachenko was crystal clear in his assessment. “The AAA program, the cost of it, is one of the most misquoted costs, especially because the cost of our program has become a bit of a negotiation tool for other programs, whether that’s junior or accredited school programs,” he said. “The biggest challenge is when people think the cost is the same because people who think the cost is close or the same between an accredited school and a AAA program, it sways the decision. Anybody who hears that is being misled. It doesn’t make mathematical sense.” Petrachenko trumpeted a break-even budget that aims to keep costs down. “We are not operating these AAA teams to generate a profit for future years,” he said. “The difference with choosing the school route is you are dealing with full-time coaches and minimum operating standards that require access to schooling and other facets. It’s not their fault, but it’s going to be more expensive to provide those services. “We work with our accredited-school members to try to help them keep costs down, but at the same time the standards we require currently and in the future, we know it’s not going make the cost any less. You pay for what you get.” Yale charges $14,500 per season, but estimates varied on how much Kamloops parents end up paying when including billet-family agreements and other travel-related and gear expenditures. Ballpark numbers from parents ranged from $18,000 to $23,000. MacGregor noted some academies charge much more than Yale. “The dollars spent is crazy — absolutely crazy,” he said. THE FUTURE MacGregor is concerned about the absence of a major bantam team. “It’s going to hurt the Kamloops major midget program down the road,” MacGregor said. “It’s going to affect the kids having to leave. “The new league is new and there are some things that need to be done to continue to improve it. The academies are

ahead at this point, but there is potential for it to be a very good league and a very good development opportunity for kids.” MacGregor said there is opportunity in Kamloops to involve School District 73 in elite hockey programming, allowing players to practise during the day and play for their club teams. “Ideally, there would be a major bantam team here,” he said. “The best players who are Kamloops-developed players are playing on it. BC Hockey, in conjunction with Kamloops minor hockey, is able to provide a product, an opportunity for young players to develop and be the very best they can be. “I think you’d rather raise your child yourself than have a billet at that age, but that’s just my personal opinion.” Petrachenko said the outlook is promising. “We could have had a great season this year with that group of players from Kamloops,” he said. “They could have stayed at home. That’s what made me the saddest, to hear the stories of the family where the child has left home because they felt they had to. I understand the feeling. I’m not criticizing it at all. That’s what families face.” The BC Hockey CEO said it’s his opinion 13- and 14-year-old players should be staying close to home. “We take that job seriously of trying to provide that option,” he said. “Ideally, we would provide a school-based option for everybody in the province that was close to home and a zone or a minorhockey option. “We think having that team in the Thompson will also clarify for the players who want to go and get a schooling experience around their hockey, we have the accredited-school programs. For the players who want to stay at home and play high-calibre hockey and not have it connected to schooling, we want to provide that, too.” “We’ll have a great program there next year.” Rubel said the KMHA’s future in the zone program remains up in the air. Jan Antons was last week named Thompson Zone GM, a move that has the full backing of KMHA, but the board chair said members have directed the association to seek more changes. “The way the zone program was conceptually brought to us by representatives from BC hockey compared to where it is now, I think is a pretty substantial delta,” Rubel said. “I certainly don’t think it’s been as successful as it could have been.”


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FRIDAY, January 24, 2020

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory Of Graham Noble

July 3, 1943 - January 26, 2019

Though your smile is gone forever And your hand we cannot touch Still we have so many memories Of the one we loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part God has you in his keeping We have you in our hearts.

Robert Arthur Steeple Robert (Bob) Steeple passed away peacefully on January 10, 2020 at Overlander Extended Care Hospital with family by his side. Bob was born on February 28, 1930 in Vancouver, BC. He spent his childhood in Vancouver and as a young man he moved to Burnaby, where he met the love of his life Beverly Ann Kerr. They were married on May 8, 1954. In 1955, Bob and Bev moved to Kamloops. Bob and Bev built a house in Westsyde where they lived with their four children. In 1963, they purchased their ranch and the family moved to Ducks Meadow near Monte Lake, BC. Bob and Bev, whom he fondly referred to as “The Queen of Ducks Meadow” lived there happily for 52 years. Bob was a very hard working family man who had many careers and trades. Over the years, Bob worked for Commercial Body, Syd Smith Chev Olds, BC Livestock and as a ranch hand at local ranches as well as managing his own ranch. Bob will be fondly remembered for his love of his family, animals, trucks and trains as well as his work ethic and his willingness to lend a hand. Bob is predeceased by his mother and father Winnifred and Albert Steeple and his sisters Margaret Goode and Doreen Williams. He is survived by Beverly Steeple, his best friend and wife of 65 years, daughters Sandi (Dan) Callaghan, Cheryl (George) Sahota, sons Kevin (Betty Norton) Steeple, Dale (Heather) Steeple, thirteen grandchildren and eleven greatgrandchildren. A huge thank you to the amazing staff at Overlander Blueberry and Peach Lanes. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. A celebration of life will be held in the spring. For online obituary & condolences please visit www.DrakeCremation.com

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Wally Melville We are saddened to announce that Wally Melville of Kamloops, BC passed away on January 18, 2020 at 91 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Grace, whom he married in 1954. Wally’s mother jokingly said it wouldn’t last more than a year, but 66 years later, they could still be caught holding hands. Wally was the eldest of two sons, survived by his younger brother Terry (Rene) of Sidney, BC. He is also survived by his children Aleda (Roy Underwood), David (Sue) and Joan. He has five grandchildren who brought him all kinds of joy and laughter at different times of his life - Angela, Shawn, Layla, Bobby and Desiree, and of course many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his oldest son Bruce who passed away in 2015. Wally was an adventurer and storyteller. He loved fishing, hunting, camping and parties. His circle of friends was large as he was always easy to be around and enjoyed people, laughing and having fun. He married the love of his life Grace in 1954 after they met in New Westminster where they worked together. They left New Westminster and moved to Kitimat where they lived for 18 years as Wally took on the role of Public Relations Director for Alcan. It was through this job that Wally met hundreds of friends that he kept in touch with over the years. After 18 winters in Kitimat, Grace said that was enough and they moved to the warmer climate in Salmon Arm. Wally transitioned from public relations to working in the mining industry until his retirement in the late ‘90s. Grace and Wally moved to Kamloops in 1985 where they continued to reside together until Wally’s passing. Wally is described by friends and family members as funny, gentle, fun, kind and a true gentleman. We will miss him tremendously but take solace to know he is with his eldest son Bruce, fishing somewhere warm and expansive. His family thanks Gemstone Care Centre nurses and staff for the incredible care they took of him for the past six years. He will remain forever in our hearts. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

In Loving Memory Of Gene Calvin Hornby January 28, 2018

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Coral (Ann) Husa

October 2, 1936 – January 12, 2020 Ann has been received into the presence of her Lord on January 12, 2020. She was the fourth child born to Ross and Amy Sage in Wynberg, near Cape Town, South Africa on October 2, 1936. On her 18th birthday, she left home for Redhill, Surrey, England to pursue a career in nursing. It was here that she met the love of her life Charles. They were married at Walton Parish Church in Felixstowe on May 23, 1958. Ann decided to stay home while her children were small and did not return to work until after her youngest was born. Then Charles and Ann were ready to embark on a new adventure. On January 17, 1969 they settled in Canada. Ann worked as a consultant for Tupperware for six years. She was also trained to work for Kamloops Home Support Services as a supervisor. There she worked for 20 years until she retired in 1993. Ann was a faithful and valued member of the Free Methodist Church where she was active in various ministries over the years. She will be remembered by many for her cheerful, warm personality and her generous gift of hospitality. Ann is survived by her children Karen (Don), Wendy (Tom), and Neville, grandchildren Jonathan (Julie), Terri (Brad), Robin, Chantal, Raylene, Austin and Nathan, great-grandchildren Johnny, Rikki, Emily and Ethan, brother Michael and sister Ruth. Predeceased by loving husband Charles (2010), parents Ross and Amy Sage, sister Celia, brother Noel and grandson Rikki. Her wish was to express her sincere thanks to all the wonderful staff of Interior Health who cared for her while in her home and the awesome staff at Chartwell (Renaissance) for the last nine months. A Celebration of Ann’s Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Free Methodist Centennial Chapel, 975 Windbreak Street, Kamloops, BC with Pastor Vern Frudd officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ann may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9, or to a charity of your choice.

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Simone Rosalie Ross June 27, 1931- January 7, 2020

Simone was born to Donat and Rosemarie Doucette in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. She was the 9th of 11 children. Predeceased by her husband Dick Ross in 2002 and her son Rick Ross in 2019. Left behind is her loving daughter Deb Sharkey (Gordon) of Kamloops, daughter-in-law Jan Dodge, good friend like a daughter Cathy Cousley, daughter Dennise Thompson (Rick), sisters Maria LePage in Winnipeg, Lucille Schunter and Leona LeBlanc both in Kamloops, grandkids, nieces and nephews who were all special to her. She was raised on a farm with her loving family. When it was time, she followed her siblings who had left home to start their lives in BC. Mom had many exciting adventures with them and finally settled in Kamloops in the early 50s. It was there she met the love of her life Dick Ross. They married in 1954 in Kamloops and in 1955 Dennise was born, followed by Stephen in 1956 who only lived 2 days. They moved to Abbotsford and in 1958 Debbie was born. Another move to Burnaby and Rick was born in 1961. Mom gave us a wonder life and was mom to all us kids in the neighbourhood. She was a banquet waitress for many years until her retirement. Then the decision was made to move back to Kamloops, where they

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Mary Louise (Mary Lou) Routley It is with great sadness that the loving family of Mary Lou Routley announces her passing on January 9, 2020. She was born on February 26, 1947 to loving parents Frank and Cecilia Seems, she grew up with older siblings: Francis, Dorothy, Jane and Helen and her younger sister JoAnne. Mary Lou always kept her household full of love and laughter. Upon graduating from Dalhousie High School as valedictorian, she was awarded a scholarship to Carleton University. She later went on to graduate with a BA degree, teaching in NB and England. After returning to Canada with her love of teaching, she pursued a Bachelor of Education at the University of New Brunswick. There, she met the love of her life Peter Routley. A year later, in 1972, they were happily married in Dalhousie, NB. Together, they moved to Kamloops, BC where Mary Lou continued teaching for both School District #73 and Thompson Rivers University. Mary Lou enjoyed many outdoor activities such as: tennis, hiking, skiing and camping. In 1993, she was overjoyed to be a linesman for the Tennis Championships at the Canada Summer Games. Quite often, you would have found her at the local tennis courts or walking one of her favourite trails in Westsyde. Mary Lou’s passions included writing letters and stories, some of which were published in the Toronto Globe and Mail and Kamloops Daily

had met, to live out their retirement years. Deb visited often and the three of them would go fishing and camping. Mom loved to fish and she would always out fish us all. She had a very successful green thumb in her garden and always had such lovely flowers. Her efforts were always shared with family and friends. When Dick passed, Deb took over as her driver along with her devoted husband Gord and the three of them had many more fishing and travelling adventures. He also helped Mom in her home however he could. Simone loved travelling on the busses visiting with whoever sat near her. In her later years, she sold her house and moved in with her son Rick and had the best care ever by his wife Jan. Mom had many travels and outings with Jan and she gave Mom so much happiness in her final years. Rick passed unexpectedly in 2019 and it hit Mom hard as he was her little golden boy, even though he was so tall. Her dementia progressed rapidly and she was moved back to Kamloops to be near her daughter Deb and three sisters still living there in November 2019. Christmas was special that year with Deb gathering all Mom and her sisters at her home to enjoy an old time carolling day. Their sister Maria was called and she joined in by phone from Winnipeg giving them the last time they would sing together as they did when they were younger. Mom still remembered everyone which made it a wonderful Christmas. She will be remembered as a loving, giving mother, sister and friend who always had a big smile and shared it with everyone. A memorial is in the early stages for a celebration of her life to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at OLPH. Mom was cremated and her ashes will rest beside her dear husband Dick along with her son Rick. Until we meet again, my Beautiful Mom. Say hi to the family for me. Love and Miss you.

Edward James Pugh

January 25, 1926 – December 26, 2019

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Pugh. He passed away peacefully at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on December 26, 2019. Ed was born in Wales, where he married his sweetheart of 71 years Mary. He immigrated with his young family in the 1950s. Ed was an adventurer and being so, worked on the DEW Line for his first years in Canada and after a period of living in Ontario, moved his family up to the North. He worked for the government of the NWT, as the general manager of the NWT Liquor Control System until his retirement. His best legacy is his children and grandchildren, who he loved so much and they him. He will be greatly missed.

News. She also had a strong passion for music, playing and teaching piano and attending concerts and other theatrical productions in Kamloops. As a member of the Catholic Church and Catholic Women’s League (CWL), she also played piano with the church choir and taught children’s liturgy. She is survived by her husband Peter, daughter Melissa McRae (Scott), son Steven Routley (Lisa), grandchildren Lily Anne, Jade, Ryley, Carson, sisters Helen and JoAnne, sister-in-law Barbara (Brian) and many beloved friends. Mary Lou’s love for both music and the outdoors were a passion and trait she passed on from generation to generation. We will always be grateful for the lessons we learned from our time with her. A service will take place on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. John Vianney Church, 2826 Bank Rd. (Westsyde), Kamloops. Reception will follow In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Society of BC. A heartfelt thank you goes to the staff in Amber Neighbourhood at Gemstone Care Centre, Kamloops, BC.

If you are ever going to love me, Love me now, while I can know The sweet and tender feelings Which from true affection flow. Love me now While I am living. Do not wait until I’m gone And then have it chiseled in marble, Sweet words on ice-cold stone. If you have tender thoughts of me, Please tell me now. If you wait until I am sleeping, Never to awaken,

Ed is survived by his wife Mary, his daughter Susan-Jane and son-in-law Garry, his grandchildren Megan, Griff, Jon and Eddy and his great-grandchildren Haydin, Rex, Tyler and Red. He is predeceased by his son Robert and daughter-in-law Bonnie. No services by request.

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Audrey Ruth (Gregory) Turner

March 2, 1933 - January 17, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce Mom’s passing peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice on Friday, January 17, 2020 Mom was a 67 year member of the Rebekah Lodge and she also really enjoyed going to bingo and also spending time at Blind Bay. She was predeceased by her husband Hugh Turner and is survived by her three children Janice (Ted) Hamm, Judith (Ray) Turner and her son Rodney Turner, her grandsons Darryl Hamm, Matthew Hamm and her grandaughter Hether (Kent) Njaa, great-grandchildren Landon, Gabrielle, Benjamin Njaa, brother Arnold (Pauline) Gregory and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at the Oddfellow and Rebekah Lodge Hall, 423 Tranquille Road in Kamloops at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Special thanks to friends, staff of 5-South at Royal Inland Hospital and also to Dr. Lisa Vicar and Dr. J. Wiltshire. Special thanks to the care Mom got at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com 250-554-2577

Never Quit When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill When funds are low and debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Success is failure turned inside out – The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far, So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit – It’s when things seem worst that You must not quit!


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Joy McCall passed away on JanuarySeptember 20, 2020 29, the 1953 – youngest of January seven siblings. 28, 2010 Joy leaves behind one son Jeff McCall, who she loved beyond words and daughter-in-law Rhonda Anderson. Joy was so proud of her three beautiful grandchildren, Zac, Ty and Ella whom she loved unconditionally. Joy spent many years in Calgary, Alberta working as a teacher at the board of education. Moving to Kamloops in 1969 having her only child Jeff in 1970. Joy’s second We thought you on with today, passion in life wasofbeing thelove Board of Directors at that is nothing new. RivershoreBut Golf Links Kamloops. Joy enjoyed many games golf andabout made many lifelong friends even Weofthought you yesterday, achievingAnd a hole-in-one. days beforeJoy thatdesigned too. a home in Kamloops which she was very proud of and received We do not need a special many accolades and recognition for.day, to bring you to our minds. Those who knew Joy well would remember being we do askedThe thedays question “tellnot methink whatofisyou, the best thing that’s happened to you today?”. are very hard to find.Joy will always be remembered for we her love thenever colourbe, blue and owls. For those loveofcan Joy will be deeply missed by since her oneyou and have only son It has been five years More than aofthought apart. Jeff. A celebration life for Joy will be held at a been gone our hearts are still filled As longbut as there’s a memory, later date. In lieu oflive flowers, donations towards the BC You’ll forever inand our thoughts hearts. with your love Wildlife Park Kamloops can be made in memory of Joy online at bcwildlife.org. Love

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Linda spent the majority of her life between Kitimat and Kamloops, BC. The people in Linda’s life knew that she was a wonderful Mother and devoted Grandmother. Linda touched many with her kindness and deep concern for others. She loved to laugh, but not as much as she loved to make others laugh along with her. Linda will be deeply missed by all remaining in her family. She is now reunited with her infant brother Ronald (1954), infant daughter Natalie (1975), father George (2002) and brother-in-law Leif (2011).

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July 28, 1932 – Jan 1935 With- 2016 great sadness we send our mother, sister, friend Pentti Nikula of and colleague to be with the angels. RoseJohannes Annette Noel Joan M. Ewer (nee Butterworth) Kamloops, B.C. passed away of Kamloops, BC, passed passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, at Kamloops peacefully, surrounded byat 8:13 am. Annette fought apeacefully 2017 valiant battle against Hospice House with his wife family, on January 22nd, 2016 cancer. Aira at his side on Monday, at 80 years of age.

January 25th, 2016 at the age She is survived by herAnnette close was born in St. Paul, Alberta on April 4, 1943. of 83. friend Harry Haugland and Sheher was the second daughter of four siblings. She will dog Willy, as well as He is survived by his loving children Wynn (Miles) ofbe Grand deeply missed by her children Craig andNikula, wife of 59Manary years Aira Prairie and Lyla (George) of Noella Ferguson (Rod), sisters Leona Wilkinson (Dave) daughter Hannele (John), Prince George. Joan is also grandson Kieran, son Matti and Yvonne Mcleanby(John), surviving aunthisJanet lovingly remembered her brother Victor (Mae), one (Amanda) and grandsons grandchildren Jasonnumerous (Amanda), cousins of the Noel and Fewchuk Henwood and families. step-grandchildren Robert and Jordan and Logan. Clayton, Colin (Chantelle) and Annette being a McKenna teacher and wasAimee, a lifelong taught thought out friends and family membe their children Kolten, Chrystallearner. (Pete) SheMany and their children James and Reace, (Dan)and varied He wasinterests a special such man toasmany. Alberta and BCLaurissa, for over 30 years. SheRhonda had wide and their bridge, children Kyleigh, Brooklyn and Charlee, Gregory theater, hiking and gardening. Annette loved toPentti travelwas learning born inabout Finland an (Leigh) and their children Carson, Kendall, Patricia and her new cultures andHayden experiences. She Ryan. traveled to manyimmigrated places such as Peru, children Grady and and grandchild Also left to Canada in 1959, w to cherish herEurope. memory are herof brother Harvey Butterworth homeMaritimes. for themselves in Coquitl Oman and One her favorites was a trip to the of Vancouver and his children Janis and Roy, niece Layne many years at Richmond Plywoo (Peter) and their children Kris and Jilly, and niece Deena Aira moved to Pinantan Extended thanks to the many family and friends who surrounded her withLake, B and her children Zane and Cohen. wonderful 22 years before movi love and caring. Joan was predeceased by her father Arthur Butterworth, Pentti was a gentle, kind, caring and mother Beatrice Butterworth, as well as Husband Ted In lieu of a formal service, a Celebration of Annette’shisLife be held at timewill hunting and fishing. T Ewer. St. Andrews on the square on January 27, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.shared amongs memories of him A special thank you to the staff at Active Care Senior Services; we are so grateful for your patience, love and family and friends will be h In lieusuch of flowers, can be made a charityClose of your choice. taking good caredonations of our mom, grandma and to greatat a later date for Pentti at their h grandma. Arrangements entrusted to In lieu of flowers, the family A Celebration of Life will be held in July, 2016. donations made in Pentti’s m Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Forever missed and always inof ouryour hearts. choice Willoughby Snowden Mem Kamloops restaurant Services 250-554-2324 72 Whiteshield Cr. South, Kamloo Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation 250-554-2324 Condolences mayServices be expressed to the family from Condolences may be expres www.kamloopsfune www.myalternatives.ca Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca 2

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Dark Horse Ventures Ltd (DHV) is a local Kamloops company that strives to offer our customers the best fence installations in Western Canada at a competitive price and quality that is hard to match. We have been in the fencing industry for three Dark Horse Ventures decades and we have a wealth of experience in installing, repairing, and maintaining chain link, barbed wire, and game fencing. Dark Horse Ventures is also experienced in the installation of a variety of gate styles and systems from standard gates to cantilever, barrier, swing and sliding gates. Dark Horse Ventures has completed numerous projects ranging from farm livestock fencing, to large chain link fencing. We are currently seeking the following position to augment our team. Job title: Operations Manager (Full-time Permanent) Reporting to: President Salary: Commensurate with experience Hours: 40 Hours per week Location: Kamloops, BC but travel is required Must have experience and knowledge in the following: • Safe operations of construction sites • Explicit knowledge and at least 5 years’ experience of construction of Game and Range Fence; Chain Link Fence; Wood Fencing • Explicit knowledge and at least 5 years’ experience for operation of construction equipment (Skid steer, Excavator etc.) and attachments • On-Site Construction • Cost Estimation and budget preparation • Personnel and client interactions • Proficient in the use of tools including a post pounder, power saw, wire snips and wire puller Key responsibilities & duties: Work with the operations manager on the removal and construction of various types of fence installations

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Alberta Job Opportunities Log Truck Owner/Operators North Central Woodlands Operations based out of Slave Lake We have an immediate need for folks with logging trucks from now until approximately March 31, 2020, to haul logs from our bush operations to our Slave Lake and High Prairie Mills. Interested parties can contact Norbert Robichaud (780-523-9552; norbert.robichaud@westfraser.com) or Jeff Blocka (780-805-3725; jeff.blocka@westfraser.com).

‘Stump To Dump’and/or ‘Load and Haul’Contractors Blue Ridge Lumber based out of Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Lumber is seeking interested parties for ‘stump to dump’ and/or ‘load and haul’ contractors for the remainder of the 2020 harvest season. Interested parties may contact Darcy Dickson, Operations Superintendent at 780-648-6211 or via email: Darcy.Dickson@westfraser.com

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Rte 586 - 1505-1584 Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Desmond St, Inglewood Dufferin Cres, 1575 with aMtunion road-building contractor. Rte 457experience - 990 Dr & Pl. – 61 p. Dr, 1010-1088 Newton Park Way, 1537-1569 Gleneagles Dr, Monarch Rte 833 – Cameron St, Oxford St. - 55p. Plateau Pl. 27 p. Dr, 1810-1896 Springhill Thanks to support from the Government of B.C., the course willRd,beDavie provided Rd. – 44 at p. no Dr, Tolima Crt. - 50 p. Rte 588 - Davies Pl, 1680- BATCHELOR Rte 836 - Cahilty Cres, cost to trainees. The start date is FebruaryRte18, 2020. 1754 Hillside Dr, Monterey – Norfolk Crt, 175 Rte 458 - 803-980 Hyas Pl, 4551-4648 Pl, Scott Pl. – 46 p. Norview Pl, 821-991 Gleneagles Dr, Glen Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. course beginsRte with weeks at theNorview WorkBC Rd. –office 38 p. in Kamloops where students Nevis Pl, The Glenesk Pl, - 1200–1385 589four Rtewill 837 then - Helmcken Glensheewill Pl. – prepare 88 p. Copperhead p. for their returnDr.to– 52 a learning environment. The group move to Rte 184 - 2077-2097 Dr, 4654-4802 Saddleback Dr, 2001-2071 1397 Rte 590 Rte 461Maple - Glen Gary Ridge, outside of Vancouver, for six weeks of training in asphalt The Spurrawaypaving. Rd. – 24 p. Stagecoach Dr. – 31 p. Copperhead Dr, Dr, Glen Gary Pl, Local 115Saskatoon trainingPl.centre – 36 p. is the best in B.C. for heavy construction. LOGAN LAKE Glencoe IUOE Pl. & 700-799 WESTMOUNT/ Rte 911 - 242-278 Alder Gleneagles Dr. – 48 p. WESTSYDEreturn to the Interior completion ofVALLEYVIEW technical training, participants for six weeks Dr, Aspen Cres, Birch Cres. Rte 474On - Coppertree Rte 213 - 2564-2582 Rte 602 - Apple Lane, Ponderosa Ave.-54 p. Crt, Trophy – 22experience p. ofCrt. work with aCres, road building company. Trainees who&show ability will gain Dr.-61 p. Knollwood Parkhill Dr, Sandpiper Rte 914 - 219-420 Calcite Dr. - 47 chance p. Rte 475apprentice - Castle Rteat 257 - AlpineaTerr, status 1783 and Valleyview have a strong landing job withDr, union and Calcitewages Plm, 365-403 Community Pl, 2192-2207 Rte 603 - Chickadee Rd, Towers, Sedgewick Granite Dr, 201-266 Jasper Grasslands Blvd, Grasslands Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, Crt & Dr.benefits. – 44 p. Dr. & Linden Rd.-60 p. 1625-1648, 1652-1764 Pl, 881-936 McQueen Dr, Rte 476“This - Tantalus is a great time to get into construction,” said Brian Cochrane, Business ManValleyview Dr. 40 p. Woodhaven Dr. – 53 p. NORTH KAMLOOPS Crt, Tinniswood Crt. & Rte 64 - 800-918 Rte 605 - 1770-1919 - 806-879 ager for IUOE 115. “We are happyRte to258 team up with the Government of BC 2018-2095 Tremerton Dr.- Local Valhalla Dr. – 96 p. Glenwood Dr, Knollwood McQueen Dr, Perryville Rte 483and - Breakenridge WorkBC to prepare people work that isRte coming up across Dr, Vicars Rd. – 61 p.for the construction Pl. – 36 p. 121 - Dot St, Crt, Cathedral Crt, province.” Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, 501-556 MacKenzie Ave, Rte 260 - 2040–2185 Grenvillethe Pl, 409-594 290-381 Maple St. & Russet Wynd, 1815–1899 Westsyde Rd. – 24 p. Robson Dr. - 59 p. Yew St.-60 Dr. is – 39 p. in the southern Interior. The 102-196 The road buildingValleyview industry busy Government ofp.B.C. DALLAS/ ABERDEEN Rte 131 – 321-601 Rte 607 - Cardinalto Highway is making major improvements 1. On that project, the government’s BARNHARTVALE Rte 503 - Fleming Fortune Dr. & 631 Dr, 1909-2003 Rte 701 - Freda Ave,to local residents, women Circ, Hampshire Dr & Infrastructure Benefits program preference Fortune Dr.-31 p. Valleyview Dr. – 33 p.gives a hiring Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Hector Dr. – 48 p. Rte 608 - Curlew Rte 154 – Belmont Cres, and Indigenous people. 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WorkBC is hosting Rte 751 - 5310 DunrobinTo Dr. learn – 72 p.more, contact WorkBC at 250-377-3670 Rte 620 - 311-357 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti an information session forMcKay this Pl, course Pl, at 5300-5599 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, at McAdam Rd, Dallas Dr, Pyper Way & 2516-2580 Rte 544#210, - Holyrood 450Circ, Lansdowne Street, Kamloops. 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Valleyview Dr.-67 p. Holyrood Pl. & 2070-2130 Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. VanhorneCourse Dr.-24 p. participants Rte 754 - Hillview Dr, living away from home. will receive an allowance while BROCKLEHURST Mountview Dr. – 40 p. Rte 4 - 727-795 PINEVIEW VALLEY/ Those who complete the six-week work experience will receive $1,800. Crestline St, 2412–2741 MT. DUFFERIN Rte 759 – Beverly Tranquille Rd. - 70 p. Rte 562 - Englemann Pl, 6724-7250 Furrer Crt. & 1802-1890 Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Rd, Rte 5 - 2606-2697 Englemann Crt. – 35 p. Stockton Rd. – 40 p. Young Pl. – 44 p.

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