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DAVE EAGLES/KTW Big Little Science Centre executive director Gordon Stewart stands amongst a building full of supplies, which have been moved from the centre’s former location in Brocklehurst to the former Value Village location, downtown at Seymour Street and Fifth Avenue.




Gordon Stewart can see the light at the end of the Bunsen burner. The Big Little Science Centre’s executive director confirmed the educational facility will remain closed until the first

The venerable facility also recently received a much-needed $50,000 donation week of April, when it is expected to re-open at its new downtown location on Seymour Street. Stewart said an architect went through the building last week to ensure what has been

proposed in the renovation will fit the space and be in line with regulations. With planning work and permitting now completed, it’s just a matter of building out

the new centre. “Now we’ve got a better handle on how much actually has to be done in all the different spots,” Stewart said. Plumbing, HVAC installation, electrical

work, framing drywall and painting are among the tasks to be finished in the building. The science centre will take up the eastfacing portion of the of the former Value Village store at Seymour Street and Fifth Avenue. See FICOCELLI, A6

A pair of teens who plotted to shoot multiple people in “a Columbine-type assault” at a Kamloops high school had access to guns and a list of named targets. Details of the plot previously protected by a courtordered ban on publication can be made public after prosecutors on Monday halted legal proceedings against the young duo. The teenagers, a boy and a girl, as well as the school, cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The Crown agreed to stay charges against the pair in exchange for their completion of extrajudicial sanctions, which typically include community service and programming. The teens had been charged with conspiracy to commit assault with a weapon and uttering threats. They came to the attention of police on Feb. 7, 2019, when a vice-principal reported that one of them, the girl, had been talking about shooting up the school since the previous December. Police interviewed school administrators, teachers and a school counsellor before conducting a locker search. A counsellor told investigators someone had overheard the girl planning “a Columbine-type assault,” court heard, referencing a 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that saw two students kill 13 classmates, then themselves. See POLICE, A4




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A Kamloops man charged in connection with a Valentine’s Day stabbing last year has pleaded guilty. Jared McKague entered guilty pleas on Monday in B.C. Supreme Court. The 22-year-old was arrested on Feb. 14, 2019, after police were called to a home in Rayleigh for a report of a stabbing. At the time, police said they found a man who had been stabbed. He was taken to Royal Inland Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

In court on Monday, McKague pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. He had originally been facing seven charges, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and theft. McKague, who is free on bail, will undergo a psychiatric assessment prior to sentencing. Lawyers are slated to return to court on March 8 to set a date for McKague’s sentencing hearing.

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ing memes and discussed the 2010 Foster the People song Pumped Up Kicks, which includes lyrics such as “You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.” In the cellphone conversations, court heard, the boy mentioned one of the Columbine shooters by name and referenced the Trenchcoat Mafia, which is how the Columbine killers referred to themselves. The boy discussed “the shedding of blood,” court heard, as well as the use of a chainsaw. He specifically mentioned students by name who would be targeted first. The pair also discussed killing themselves after the shooting. The boy’s Instagram account was named

for a notorious U.S. school shooting and included text and images referencing mass slayings. The girl’s Instagram profile featured a photo of what appears to be a school shooting in progress. The plot was not acknowledged publicly by police or school district officials until KTW reported on it in February 2019. After the initial story was published, school officials sent a letter to parents of students in the district, assuring them such threats are dealt with seriously. During a brief court hearing last week, court heard police seized firearms and ammunition from the boy’s family. The boy will be banned from possessing firearms for one year.

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The Canada Games Aquatic Centre in the Tournament Capital Centre is expected to close for the latter half of 2020 as the City of Kamloops embarks on a multi-faceted, $13.5-million maintenance project in the building. Work is scheduled to begin in late June, after a major swim meet is concluded, and be completed in time for re-opening on Jan. 2, 2021, during which time all aquatic amenities — the Canada Games Pool, the kids’ wading pool and the waterslide — will be closed. But the rest of the TCC, including the gyms and fieldhouse with indoor track, will remain open. The aquatic centre project was originally estimated to cost $10 million, but council on Tuesday was expected to give a nod to staff’s recommendation to revise the budget to $13.5 million to encompass additional work now that would need to be undertaken in the next few years. In his report to council, capital projects manager Darren Crundwell said that while the facility has been well maintained, many building components are nearing the end of their life. The original plan was to extend the life of the pool envelope and critical operating components, but when staff reviewed the entire Canada Games Aquatic Centre facility, they identified several revitalization and modernization elements that will need to be undertaken over the next few years. In total, the project will: • replace he complete building envelope (roof and walls); • replace the mechanical system; • replace the electrical system; • replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system; • replace lighting with LED fixtures; • replace boilers with energyefficient options; • replace the hot tub, sauna

DAVE EAGLES/KTW Courtney Lang and 21-month-old son Warren enjoy some time together at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre on Tuesday morning. Lang, a Kamloops Masters Swim Club member, said the upcoming pool closure affects her family in a big way — with her children taking regular swimming lessons. Lang said she has heard some swim club parents musing about moving to another community as a result of the pending half-year closure.

and steam room with more energy-efficient options; • repaint the natatorium, offices and other spaces; • construct a new east entrance to create accessibility and improve security; • replace and modernize the change rooms and common areas to improve inclusivity and accessibility; • install a public address system, which is required for public safety communications. “We’ve been looking at this thing for a number of years,” Crundwell told KTW, noting it makes sense to tackle jobs that will need to be addressed within the next few years. “We need to do those change rooms in five years or less, so we’re comfortable in taking this forward at this time. We really looked at the amount of shutdown and we can’t get away from that six-month

shutdown, so we said, what else is there we need to do so we’re not back here in four or five years?” The report states the work will ensure the facility — which has about 800,000 visitors annually, user demand that is 300 per cent more than original projections — is operational for another 30 years. “If the city were to begin from scratch and build this facility again today, it would cost approximately $150 million,” the report states. The project is to be done via an integrated project delivery model, which brings all project partners together early in the design stages to develop the project plan collaboratively. The project will be the first in B.C. to use the model, which is intended to reduce waste and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication and construction.

The report states the project team has applied to the CleanBC Communities Fund for a grant of $2.5 million to be used against the cost of the $13.5-million endeavour. While the closure of the aquatic centre will impact various user groups and the general public, the city is working on plans to use Brocklehurst outdoor pool, the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre and the Kamloops Y pool. In addition, the city will reimburse all affected members and expand hours and services at other facilities to minimize impacts to the public. Meanwhile. the next planned project for the Tournament Capital Centre is replacement of Hillside Stadium’s turf and track. Turf replacement, estimated at $2 million, will be done this summer, while track replacement will take place in 2021.

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in the building’s drawings. Stewart said the renovation cost is about $400,000, but about $300,000 worth of work has been covered through in-kind donations from various organizations in Kamloops. “We’re asking for donations and support and we’re getting a lot of good companies stepping up,” Stewart said, noting 16 companies have stepped in to help with the renovation. “And that’s ranging from property management people, to project management, to electrical companies, to engineering companies, security people, framing people, flooring — anything you need in a building, we’ve had people step up and help with,” Stewart said. He said the project could still

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The City of Kamloops is looking at whether it has a larger role to play when it comes to offering warming centres for Kamloops’ homeless population during cold spells. Community and protective services director Byron McCorkell, told council last week the municipality had spoken with social agencies in town to let them know the city will “be at the table” to help support them with their concerns. “This recent warming centre discussion has always been something that has been handled through social agencies and faith-based entities and we’re now seeing it would appear to be some form of a change there,” McCorkell said, noting the church-based Out of the Cold program is no longer being provided.

“Now who steps up?” he asked. During the Jan. 21 council meeting, McCorkell said the city would be having another meeting with social agencies to discuss what the city’s role, if any, would look like before coming back to council with any request and cost implications. McCorkell’s comments were in response to a query from Coun. Arjun Singh, who asked if council could discuss whether there is more the city could be doing on the issue of social housing. Singh noted a sense that, during the cold snap earlier this month, the public has been wanting the city to do more in this area. “It seems like we’re always the first line of concern that people come to and the province and federal government are a bit distant from that, although they provide most of the money,” Singh said. McCorkell agreed that the city seems

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house portion, where those who drop in can look over information and talk to city staff and Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society members, followed by presentations. City of Kamloops communications manager Wendy Heshka said a Sahali open house on the arts centre proposal is in the works, but a location is still to be determined. On Saturday, April 4, voters will go to the polls to vote for or against giving the city approval to borrow up to $45 million to build a $70-million Kamloops Centre for the Arts, downtown at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Seymour Street. The remaining $25 million in the bud-

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here will always be work that needs to be done and there will likely never be a time when people in Kamloops do not need a hand up. However, amid what seems like constant criticism from some regarding the response by the city and senior levels of government to the homeless situation, it should be noted that much has been done and much continues to be done. The latest example can be found on page A10 of today’s edition of KTW, which contains a story detailing the opening of Rosethorn House, the latest supportive-housing project in Kamloops. The modular-housing apartment block has risen next to the Emerald Centre shelter and features 42 units, which means there are 42 people who are no longer homeless. Couple Rosethorn with the Spero House project in North Kamloops and Mission Flats Manor on Mission Flats Road and the city has seen a tremendous number of homes opened to those who have been homeless. There will be flaws with the projects and not everything will run perfectly, but the three supportive-housing initiatives are indeed success stories and clear examples of the unprecedented work being done locally to address this chronic social issue. Those involved include the City of Kamloops, BC Housing, the ASK Wellness Society, the Canadian Mental Health Association and various other organizations and volunteers. Homelessness has many causes; therefore, solutions are not a onesize-fits-all response, which is why there are different public and private agencies involved in addressing the issue. Nor are solutions as easy as government sprinkling money here and there. Complex situations demand complex plans — and that takes time and effort. We are seeing the fruits of that labour now and will continue to witness serious progress on the issue.



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ast year was a tough one for B.C.’s iconic salmon. But there’s reason to hope 2020 will be better. Fraser River salmon, already struggling, took a major hit in June after a rock slide blocked their critical migration route just before they were about to head upstream. The Big Bar slide, north of Lillooet, sparked an intensive effort to get the fish to their spawning grounds. Using helicopters and truck transport, the salmon were lifted from the water and moved farther upstream. If there was urgency in the effort, it was because biologists had seen this before. In 1914, railway construction along the Fraser generated a rock slide that made passage through Hell’s Gate north of Hope impossible. The result was dramatic. In 1913, the salmon run was estimated at 2.4 million. Four years later, when the cycle returned, the number had plummeted to fewer than 600,000. Efforts over the next few years, including construction of fishways, helped mitigate the damage, but some species never recovered. Scientists see the same potential at Big Bar. Last month, the federal government earmarked up to $30 million for private-sector contractors to clear the debris, citing the possible extinction of some species if action wasn’t taken quickly. “Without immediate environmental remediation, many salmon stocks native to the upper Fraser River may become extinct,” a government department stated in



December. That urgency was echoed by the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Calling the situation a “national emergency,” the foundation told politicians, “Failure to fully restore salmon passage will have serious biological, economic and sociocultural consequences that will have repercussions for years to come.” The economic impact of the slide is already being felt. The threat to the salmon prompted the total closure of recreational fishing in the non-tidal portions of the Fraser River, affecting the lucrative tourist trade in several B.C. communities. The impact on Indigenous communities is even greater. Following the 1913 slide, whole fisheries for some First Nations were lost. The fear is that the Big Bar slide could have the same effect. Salmon held a special place in this part of the world long before Europeans colonized it. Not only was it a critical food source, salmon held a special spiritual significance because of its timely reappearance

each year — a “gift.” That reverence remains. It’s something I can’t fully appreciate, but I do understand the significance of a healthy salmon stock to the whole intricate biological balance of B.C.’s coast and its waterways. Salmon feed more than people. They sustain orcas in the ocean, gulls and raptors inland, bears on the river’s edge and, when their life is done, their bodies nourish the land. I was reminded of that as I ran along one of my local trails the other day. At my feet I found a salmon head and, later, a tail — nitrogen-rich gifts for the trees housing the bald eagles perched above me. Work is being done in communities across B.C. to help salmon have a better future. Federal and provincial governments have committed more than $150 million for research and habitat restoration over the next five years. In Hope, for example, an abandoned gravel pit that’s been a tomb for young salmon will now have access to the Fraser and ultimately the Pacific. Along my running trail, new spawning beds were created. Days after the narrow construction window closed, I watched in fascination: the ripples I thought were waves around a rock were in fact spawning salmon, stirring up gravel and literally laying the foundation for a new generation. What a gift. Greg Knill is a columnist and former Black Press editor. Email him at greg.knill@blackpress.ca.

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OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Phyllis Mader at a gardening event in 2014. KTW FILE PHOTO

THE WORLD CAN ALWAYS USE MORE PHYLLIS MADERS Editor: I am writing in memory of a member of the community who passed away recently — Phyllis Mader. I had the pleasure of working with Phyllis for many years at Western Canada Theatre. I also saw her when I was a kid, attending many a matinee at Sagebrush Theatre. I have moved across the country and became aware of her passing only a couple of days ago. It makes my heart incredibly sad that the lobby of the Sagebrush will no longer have this lovely human greeting patrons with a smile, that the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts will be without one of it’s most dedicated and hard-working volunteers and that Kamloops has lost one of its most selfless, caring and dependable citizens. I could always — and I mean always — count on Phyllis when I needed volunteers. She would drop whatever she was doing, hop on her bike or grab her walking poles and go wherever she was asked. A Phyllis only comes along every so often and I consider myself extremely lucky that I was able to experience a person like her. Jessica Buchanan Toronto

DOMTAR DEAL A TAXING TALE Editor: On Jan. 14, Kamloops council approved a reduction to the heavy industry tax rate. The main beneficiary of this tax reduction will be Domtar, which has been doggedly pursuing this for several years. In a December presentation to city council, Domtar provided an overview of its production rates. The Mission Flats pulp mill produces annually 410,000 tonnes of pulp and 460,000 MWh of green power. Based on my experience in the industry, using conservative figures, this converts to gross revenue of $512 million for pulp and $46 million for sale of power to the BC Hydro grid, for a total of $558 million in annual gross revenue.

Domtar paid $4.9 million in property taxes to the City of Kamloops in 2019. As a percentage of gross revenue, this equates to a tax rate of less than one per cent. As an added bonus, Canadian pulp producers sell their product in American dollars and operate their mills in Canadian dollars, which currently equals a 25 per cent differential. Small businesses and homeowners could only wish their tax rate was that low. Based on my calculations, homeowner property taxes in Kamloops have, since 2007, increased by 51 per cent — or $745 for the average-assessed property. Future increases are slated to come on the backs of homeowners

and small business owners. What commitment did the city get from Domtar in exchange for tax relief in terms of investment and employment numbers? It wasn’t that long ago that Domtar shut down a pulp machine at its Kamloops mill, leaving more than 100 people out of work. I certainly hope that less tax paid to the city doesn’t mean fewer obligations to the community. While Domtar has the ear of the city on heavy industry taxes, who in the city is looking after affordability for residential ratepayers? Garry Worth retired pulp mill worker Kamloops

WHOVILLE WAS A REAL PAGE TURNER IN 2019 Editor: We want to give a big shout out to the Adams family of Westsyde and the thousands of people who visited their Whoville display this past festive season. The spirit of Christmas was definitely alive and well. Last week, Literacy in Kamloops received more than 3,500 donated children’s books and $1,827 in cash to purchase more books to put on our 24 Bright Red bookshelves. Thank you to the Adams family and the people of Kamloops for putting books into the hands of children and encouraging a love of reading. Last year, Literacy in Kamloops

gave away 16,000 books through the Bright Red Bookshelf and Bright Red Book Bus programs. This year, the Heap the Honda Children’s Book Drive will take place in April and we will again be accepting donations of gently used and new children’s books. Keep on reading, Kamloops. Fiona Clare literacy outreach co-ordinator Literacy in Kamloops

Here are some of the 3,500 books collected for Literacy in Kamloops by the Adams family of Westsyde from visitors to December’s Whoville display.

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Daniel Hall is ready and anxious to move. On Wednesday, the 40-year-old Kamloops man who has experienced homelessness will move from The Branch in North Kamloops into room 203 at Rosethorn House downtown. Hall’s small, brand new apartment unit is nestled in a fourstorey modular housing building, located at 259 West Victoria St., BC Housing’s latest collaborative housing project in the city. It will be managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association. At Rosethorn House, Hall will have four walls, a bed, a kitchen and a bathroom all to himself, along with access to on-site support services, including a street nurse, employment skills training, three meals a day and social areas. Hall calls the move a “step up” as it is permanent. “Basically went from sleeping on a mat to a bunk bed and now we get our own personal units,” Hall said, with tears welling in his eyes while describing his surprise at how it all came together. “It’s a big step up. We’re looking all forward to it and enjoying our new homes.” The Branch on Royal Avenue has acted as temporary bridge housing and hybrid shelter space, in light of delays to construction of Rosethorn House. The project — one of two modular housing developments by BC Housing in partnership with nonprofit agencies — faced geotechnical challenges and issues also arose due to significant road work along West Victoria Street, reporters were told on Monday during a tour of the new facility. Thirty-six people currently living at The Branch, including Hall, will move into Rosethorn House beginning on Wednesday. The Branch will close in March and all of its residents will transition to the new permanent housing, City of Kamloops social development supervisor Natalie Serl told KTW. Rosethorn, a name chosen collectively by residents to represent flaws in beauty (think “every rose has a thorn”), cost $10.8 million, according to BC Housing board member Katherine McParland. A cost breakdown could not be provided. An annual operating subsidy of $980,000 is also in the budget. The building has 42 units, including six that are handicapaccessible. With the Branch residents taking up a significant number of the apartments units, six other residents are expected to be housed from the streets, Serl said. “It is anticipated that by midFebruary, all of the rooms will be occupied,” she said.

A support room will house two staff members around the clock, with services like managing budgets, employment skills training and health and wellness available. Residents will have access to a street nurse five days per week via a medical room. A harm-reduction room will provide a safe place to use drugs and help work residents toward addiction recovery. A multi-purpose room can house family members and will also have the ability to be transformed into emergency shelter space during cold weather events. Canadian Mental Health Association acting operations leader Alfred Achoba said the space will be able to house between 10 and 20 people in an emergency. Kamloops recently faced a cold snap, during which social agencies were left scrambling to open warming stations.

MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW Rosethorn House is at 259 West Victoria St., right next to the Emerald Centre shelter.

Rosethorn is the second modular housing project in Kamloops as part of a provincial plan to address homelessness. To date, McParland said 150 units of supportive housing have been built in Kamloops. Spero House opened in North Kamloops last year and is being operated by the ASK Wellness Society. Serl said all units in that project are occupied. Provincial staff from the Canadian Mental Health Association were at Rosethorn House on Monday to discuss the project. In addressing the sudden departure of former executive director Krista Mullaly from the local agency, the association’s CEO for B.C., Jonny Morris, said no plans for hiring are apparently in sight. The agency also remains mum on why Mullaly is no longer at the helm of its Kamloops chapter. Her departure, however, won’t impact the housing project, reporters were told. “Currently, it’s business as usual. We have an excellent management team in place locally,” Morris said. Serl said BC Housing has another 385 units planned for Kamloops, in partnership with the ASK Wellness Society, the John Howard Society and Oncore Seniors Society.

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Boil-water order for Heffley Creek TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

There is no timeline for when a boilwater notice that is impacting as many as 500 people in the Heffley Creek area could be lifted, according to an Interior Health official. Heffley Creek Waterworks has been on a boil-water advisory since before Christmas, when tests first showed unacceptable microbiological results. “They had a positive bacteriological count in one of their samples taken on Dec. 18,” Rob Birtles, the team lead of Interior Health’s drinking water program,

told Kamloops This Week. “That led to a review of the sample with the operator and a decision was made to issue a notice.” Heffley Creek Waterworks runs off three active wells. According to Birtles, it’s tough to say when the advisory may be lifted. “It really depends on the issue at hand,” he said. “It could be a number of things and you need consecutive days of negative samples.” Birtles said water systems across B.C. are tested regularly and notices are issued as required. “In general terms, we have approxi-

mately 1,920 water suppliers in Interior Health and we will have approximately 500, plus or minus 100, on a boil-water advisory at any given time,” he said. “So, is it common? It’s quite common.” There are five other boil-water notices in the Heffley Creek area, each affecting small water systems serving less than 50 people. Birtles said his program has been advocating in recent years for small volunteer-run water suppliers to merge with larger systems or turn over operations to the regional district. “Volunteers burn out after a while,” he said.

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Health officials in B.C. say a man in his 40s is presumed to have coronavirus and is doing well as he recovers at home. He is the first presumptive case of the virus in the province. Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, said the man works regularly in China and lives in the area covered by Vancouver Coastal Health. She said the man has vol-

untarily isolated himself since returning to Canada last week and no members of his family have shown any symptoms as they are being monitored by health officials. China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new form of coronavirus, with at least 106 deaths. In a joint statement, Henry and provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix said the risk of spread of the virus within

British Columbia remains low, noting all necessary precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of infection. “We have multiple systems in place to prepare for, detect and respond in order to prevent the spread of serious infectious diseases in the province,” the statement reads. “It is not necessary for the general public to take special precautions beyond the usual measures recommended to

prevent other common respiratory viruses during the winter period. Regular handwashing, coughing or sneezing into your elbow sleeve, disposing of tissues appropriately and avoiding contact with sick people are important ways to prevent the spread of respiratory illness generally.” Anyone concerned they may have been exposed to the coronavirus should call HealthLink BC at 811.

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he history of Kamloops as a city began on Main Street, what is now Victoria Street West. Even before Kamloops became incorporated in 1893, Main Street was a busy thoroughfare. An insurance plan from 1887 (at right) shows a variety of businesses and houses, all wooden, crowding both sides of the street. Most of the pre-First World War buildings are gone, destroyed by fire or torn down with age. Constructed in 1885 through Kamloops, the Canadian Pacific Railway ran down the middle of the street of what became known as Old Town. There were wooden sidewalks along the dirt street, extending from First Avenue to Overlanders Bridge. Early Chinatown extended along the north side of Main Street, with the backs of the buildings against the river. There were two Chinese areas in 1887 — one at either end of the street, including laundries, restaurants, and grocery stores. Although incorporation of Old Town and New Town (east of First Avenue) was suggested as early as 1887, development continued on Main Street. The first courthouse was built of logs at the far west end of the settlement in 1873 and was replaced in 1885 by a stick-built structure at the east end of Main Street at First Avenue. The Hudson’s Bay Company, today the oldest continually operating business in Kamloops, was referred to as a general store. It survived the 1892 and 1893 fires on a site that became used by the Chinese Masons, when a new store opened in 1894. It was later replaced by a store in New Town in 1911, encouraging growth in that direction. The Inland Sentinel newspaper, which originated in the Fraser Canyon, came to Kamloops in 1884 as the railway approached, and by 1897 had an office in what was known as Raven’s Hall, also the location of early council meetings, situated across the street from where the Federal Building was later constructed. More commonly known as the post office, the Federal Building was befitting of the growing city, but situated in Old Town, at

PHOTO COURTESY KAMLOOPS MUSEUM & ARCHIVES (KMA 1625) An iconic view looking east along Main Street before 1914, showing Bayntun’s Shaving Parlour, the post office (Federal Building) and the only brick buildings in Old Town — the Bostock Block and Commercial Block, now gone.

what is now 207 Victoria St. W. Replacing the original post office on the same site, the three-storey structure erected in 1900 served as federal offices only until 1917. Besides the post office, it housed the Dominion Lands and Titles Office, customs, Indian Affairs and the Office of Weights and Measures, responsible for inspections of measuring devices. The building features a stone basement. In 1902, the Cosmopolitan Hotel and many other buildings along Main Street, including the original courthouse, were destroyed by another large fire. Many lots were left vacant as the growth of the town moved east. Still, new development continued in Old Town. The railway tracks remained in the middle of Main Street until 1914 as automobiles became commonplace. The alignment was moved to its present location and the remaining buildings on the north side of the street, including many Chinese establishments, were demolished. Some, like Fong Hing and Company and Shoy Kee, remained competing general merchants on the south side, at 263 and 253 Main St., respectively. Kee’s business was previously the original Anglican Church, built in 1888 just east of the Mara house. A few existing buildings have links to the early days of the town. Some of these buildings incorporate the original structures. The

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Dominion Hotel, originally Cannell’s Hotel, was remodelled as the Franklin Hotel in 1953, then the Colonial Boarding House in 1979, then the Rendezvous strip club. Today, it is the Emerald Centre. Built in 1884, the Colonial Hotel was remodelled in 1913 and continued to 1979 as the Colonial Rooms. Torn down in the 1980s, today it is the location of the four-storey supported-living building at 259 Victoria St. W. Two venerable brick buildings — the Commercial Block, which dated from 1897 and housed McArthur and Harper’s General Store, and the Bostock Block — were torn down in 1979 and 1991, respectively, for a new street alignment, the space now occupied by The Mustard Seed Kamloops. The old Federal Building, still known as the old post office, is one of the last intact vestiges of the Main Street era. In later years, it became the Men’s Christian Hostel and today is Makerspace, a non-profit community artists collective. It is a designated heritage building, providing a measure of preservation. The recent improvements to Victoria Street West represent the latest change to the busy corridor through what is now left of Old Town. Ken Favrholdt is an historical geographer and freelance writer. He was formerly curator/archivist of the Kamloops Museum and Archives.

MAP SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, FACSIMILE NO. 4. REPRODUCED FROM AN ORIGINAL PRINT LOANED TO THE CITY OF KAMLOOPS FIRE DEPARTMENT BY THE FAMILY OF THE LATE REG BURTON. This 1887 insurance plan for Kamloops notes a population of 1,000, a “disorganized” fire company and “very poor” water supply, with “water-works now under construction” and “a few buckets and ladders at various places in the town.”

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Andrew Abley (right) is an organizer of sledge hockey events in Kamloops, Here, Abley gives some tips to Aliya Traynor (left) during a sledge hockey session on Sunday at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. The time on ice was part of the week-long Unplug and Play series of events organized through Literacy in Kamloops. For a full schedule of events, visit any Interior Savings Credit Union branch in Kamloops or go online to literacy inkamloops.ca. For more on the sport in the city, go to Facebook and search “Kamloops Sledge Hockey.” ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

WINEMAKERS TO MEET ON JAN. 30 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 this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on the North Shore, at 1121 12th St. MARCH DATE FOR SEEDY SATURDAY Kamloops Seedy Saturday, celebrating heirloom seeds and gardening, will be held on March 14. The event will feature a local seed swap, seed and plant vendors, agricultural vendors, natural food and product artisans and ecologically minded community groups The focus is on sustainability and anything to do with gardening. The family-friendly event will also include healthy snacks and beverages. In addition, there will be free workshops for those aiming to get into gardening this spring. Also in attendance will be a local biologist who goes truffle hunting with her dog and proprietors of a local shop who will provide information on healthy organic growing of cannabis. Master gardeners will also provide two other workshops. For more information, go online to Facebook and search “Seedy Saturday 2020.”


An annual time to educate and advocate Surander Singh is helping organize White Cane Week, which begins this weekend. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

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Roller ball, pencil, pear, mushroom and bundu basher — all things blind and visually impaired people might rely on to navigate the world around them. These are just a few types of tips that attach to the end of a white cane, each with a different purpose. An opportunity to learn more is fast approaching. As part of White Cane Week (Feb. 2 to Feb. 8), a luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Desert Gardens Seniors Community Centre, 540 Seymour St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature Les Nolan, who will show off various white cane tips and provide special glasses that allow sighted people to experience various types of visual impairment. Surander Singh, a White Cane Week organizer and advocate for the blind and visually impaired, began losing his vision to glaucoma in 2008 and has been completely blind for the past five years. “Eighty to 90 per cent of blind individuals do have vision. It’s usually about 10 to 15 per cent who don’t,” said Singh, who is a regular user of a white cane.

Although he is not often out alone, Singh uses a white cane so people can identify him as blind. “I might be holding my wife’s arm and someone in front of me is expecting me to move and they end up just bumping into me. But if you’ve got a white cane in your hand, they understand,” he said. Singh said the white cane has power that can “part the seas,” prompting people to move to the side and allow for easier passage. Singh has lived in Kamloops since 1998. He has spent more time in the city sighted than blind and


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said Kamloops has improved in accessibility. “We have an advocacy group as well that goes to the city and planning department, that advocates for changes in certain things — like on the bus, it will shout out the stops now,” he said. Stops on BC Transit bus routes are called out electronically. Technological features like that have added to existing ones, such as talking crosswalk signals. Other challenges facing the blind and visually impaired might be less obvious. Transport Canada, for example, is weighing an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act that would dictate minimum noise levels for electronic vehicles. Singh said it’s hard to pinpoint where other work needs to be done, but did acknowledge more awareness of blind and visually impaired people in recent years. “One of the things that really helps out is to have some of these individuals on the boards and councils making decisions, so they can make these suggestions, as well,” Singh said.


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Matthew Ciardullo has stopped trying to decide what his profession will be. He can list myriad jobs he would love to try, but regardless of where his career path takes him, he wants to be helping people in a vocation that is about more than earning a paycheque. This weekend, the 17-year-old Grade 12 NorKam senior secondary student has a chance to earn a big leg up in achieving his goals. Matthew is one of just 88 students from across Canada in contention for a Loran Award — a post-secondary scholarship from the Loran Scholars Foundation valued at $100,000 over four years of undergraduate study. Thirty-six students will receive the scholarship, which is awarded based on a student’s character, service and leadership qualities. As a Loran Scholar, Matthew would receive a $10,000 annual stipend for his education, a matching tuition waiver from one of 25 Canadian universities, up to $10,000 in funding for three summer internships and a personal mentor. “Hopefully, it’ll help me get to my dream a little earlier, so I don’t need to be working to pay off student debt. If I don’t get it, it won’t stop me, but it will sure as hell make it a lot easier,” he said with a laugh. Thinking about post-secondary education, Matthew said he wants to study sub-

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jects such as journalism, social work, sociology and social justice. He added he would like to attend a university that features small class sizes. In December, Matthew was one of 500 people from a field of more than 5,100 applicants selected for an interview at the regional level. This coming weekend, he will head to Toronto for national selections on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. An array of credentials have brought Matthew to this point: he volunteers with the RCMP Youth Advisory Committee, he founded NorKam’s Environmental and Upcycling Club and he volunteers with Rotary Interact and many school district programs. The lone contender from Kamloops and one of 14 from B.C. said it feels amazing to be representing his province and the people with whom he does volunteer work. Matthew learned he had been selected for

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regionals while checking his email in class. “I freaked out. I just got up and ran out and tried to get some breath,” he said. But he almost didn’t make it past that round, telling KTW he was initially informed he would receive one of Loran’s $2,000 provincial scholarships. Those not selected as a Loran Scholar can receive one of 102 finalist ($5,000) and provincial awards ($2,000). However, he was contacted again earlier this month and learned he was being sent to the national round. “I didn’t believe it at first,” Matthew said, noting receiving the money for his education would be life-changing. Having that experience of believing he was out of the running made Matthew realize that regardless of whether he is chosen, he will still make his dreams a reality. “I’m still going to be moving out and be independent after high school. That’s one of the big steps I want to take, is independence and trying this whole adult thing,” he said. “I’m still going to go and experience university no matter which university it is … It doesn’t all rely on it.” Founded in 1988, the Loran Scholars Foundation has provided $50 million in undergraduate awards to promising young Canadians.

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CPI rises by 2.2% In December, British Columbians spent more on gasoline, housing and certain kinds of food, but less on recreational marijuana, according to new inflation numbers from Statistics Canada. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.2 per cent in December 2019 compared to December 2018. Excluding gasoline, the CPI rose two per cent, the smallest gain since November 2018. Gasoline prices in December were 7.4 per cent higher than the same month the previous year, as energy prices as a whole rose 5.5 per cent on a yearover-year basis. Mortgage interests also rose six per cent on a year-over-year basis, as one of the top factors in the overall increase. The price of fresh vegetables also rose by 1.5 per cent. But the increase has actually slowed down when compared to December 2018, when lettuce prices rose following an E. coli outbreak. Higher cannabis inventories contributed to falling prices for recreational cannabis. Compared to December 2018, they dropped by seven per cent in December 2019, largely due to holiday sale pricing. But demand for the product has risen. In 2018, 5.03-million Canadians ages 15 and older reported consuming cannabis, with 718,176 reporting daily use. In 2014, the figure was 4.36 million, with 621,188 reporting daily use.

LifeLabs has four clinics in Kamloops — two downtown, one in Aberdeen and this location in North Kamloops, in the Library Square complex. According to the company, hackers gained access to the computer system that held customer information from 2016 and earlier that could include names, addresses, email addresses, login user names and passwords, dates of birth, health card numbers and lab test results. The access was accompanied by a ransom demand, which LifeLabs paid. The company has set up a dedicated phone line and information on its website for those affected by the breach. To find out more, go online to customernotice.lifelabs. com or contact LifeLabs at 1-888-918-0467. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

Encryption not legislative requirement CHRISTOPHER FOULDS KTW EDITOR editor@kamloopsthisweek.com

While the fallout from the LifeLabs privacy breach continues to reverberate in the form of proposed class action lawsuits and patients still trying to determine if their personal medical information was accessed, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commission of B.C. has confirmed there is no legislation that mandates private information held by a company be encrypted. “Neither the Freedom of Information and Protection of Personal Information Act (FIPPA), which applies to public bodies, nor the Personal Information Protection Act, (PIPA), which applies to private organizations, specifically mention encryption,” the Information and Privacy Commission confirmed in an email response to a query from KTW. Personal information of up to 15-million LifeLabs patients, primarily in B.C. and Ontario, may have been accessed during a cyberattack on the company’s computer systems in October. LifeLabs reported it to authorities on Nov. 1, but the breach was not made public until mid-December. LifeLabs said it retained outside cybersecurity consultants to investigate and assist with restoring the security of its data. While LifeLabs states on its website that its patient information is encrypted, company CEO Charles Brown told the CBC’s Early Edition on Dec. 18 that he did not know if the information hacked was, indeed, encrypted. Here is the text that can be found on the Life

Labs website: “Our security practices are designed to protect your personal information and prevent unauthorized access. Only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information and only when the access is necessary. Your information is protected using industry best practices, and all information is transmitted over secure, encrypted channels.” Section 30 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Personal Information Act states: “A public body must protect personal information in its custody or under its control by making reasonable security arrangements against such risks as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal.” Section S.34 of the Personal Information Protection Act states: “An organization must protect personal information in its custody or under its control by making reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification or disposal or similar risks.” Noel Boivin, senior communications officer for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commission of B.C., said the department has the authority to issue legally binding orders to ensure organizations comply with those requirements. “Decisions such as these are made based on the unique facts of each case,” Boivin said. “Based on these requirements in both pieces of legislation, our office recommends encryption as a best practice.” The Office of the Information and Privacy Commission recommends organizations implement technical safeguards, including ensuring computers and networks are secure from intrusion by using

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firewalls, intrusion-detection software and antivirus software and by encrypting personal information. Boivin noted findings from previous investigation reports call for organizations to encrypt data on personal storage devices. “Our guidance is that personal information should be encrypted in transit and at rest in order to protect against unauthorized access,” said Caitlin Lemiski, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commission’s director of policy. “The encryption, and key management, should be based on current industry-accepted standards for protecting data and should be reviewed regularly.” LifeLabs has four clinics in Kamloops — two downtown, one in Aberdeen and one in North Kamloops. According to the company, hackers gained access to the computer system that held customer information from 2016 and earlier that could include names, addresses, email addresses, login user names and passwords, dates of birth, health card numbers and lab test results. The access was accompanied by a ransom demand, which LifeLabs paid. LifeLabs set up a dedicated phone line and information on its website for those affected by the breach. To find out more, the public should go online to customernotice.lifelabs.com or contact LifeLabs at 1-888-918-0467. In January 2013, patient information for 16,100 Kamloops-area residents was on a computer hard drive that went missing as it was being transferred by LifeLabs to Burnaby from Kamloops.


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Tiger Martial Arts on the move to Sahali Mall KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Tiger Martial Arts is kicking off 2020 with a big change — a move from its current location on Dalhousie Drive in Southgate to a new home in nearby Sahali Mall. The martial arts school has been at its Dalhousie location for five years. According to owner Jeff Viani, it’s actually becoming more common for such schools to locate in malls. “There’s a trend in the United States that a lot of martial arts

schools are moving to malls,” he said, with some mall vacancies now being filled by shops that in the past have not been considered traditional mall tenants. Viani pointed to a soonto-be-opened day care in the Columbia Street mall as an example. “Sahali Mall has really gone above and beyond, and out of their way, to help us get in there,” he said. Though it’s taken him longer than anticipated to get the necessary permits to build an office in his new space, Viani hopes to

have the school’s doors open in March. The official grand opening is planned for September. Viani is also planning some promotions to be done in connection with Sahali Mall. “The manager of the mall is excited to do different things, so I see us doing a lot of community events and doing demonstrations in the mall,” he said. “I want to do some big things in there, so I’m pretty excited.” The new location will be slightly smaller than Tiger Martial Arts’ current home, but

the move to the mall will allow for other amenities, including expanded parking options. Tiger Martial Arts will be located in the centre of the mall, near the eBus office. For more information and to keep up to date on the pending move, go online to tigermartialarts.ca.

Jeff Viani is owner of Tiger Martial Arts and hopes to have his school in its new location in March. KTW FILE PHOTO

Unpaid bills a costly legacy of MSP in the province TOM FLETCHER


With more than $400 million in unpaid Medical Service Plan bills still owing, the B.C. government is dealing with a legacy of millions of people illegally claiming health insurance from outside the province. Health Insurance B.C. is sending out letters this month to MSP account holders, reminding them to notify the provincial health insurance agency if they plan to be out of the province for six months or more.

“B.C. residents must fulfill their MSP obligations under the Medicare Protection Act, such as updating their MSP account due to address changes,” the form letter states. “HIBC and the Ministry of Health offer easy online services to ensure that your MSP account information and address stay current. To update your MSP account, visit gov. bc.ca/managingyourMSPaccount. Any MSP premium debts from before Jan. 1, 2020 remain payable to Revenue Services of British Columbia.” MSP billings officially came to an end on

Jan. 1, as Canada’s only remaining healthcare fee was phased out and replaced with the employer health tax on payrolls of more than $500,000. The finance ministry confirmed to Black Press that as of Dec. 31, B.C. residents and businesses still owed $422 million in unpaid MSP charges, with the Canada Revenue Agency assisting with collections taken from tax refunds and credits. Non-residents living in the U.S. and elsewhere while claiming B.C. health benefits is another huge financial problem that lingers today.

In 2013, the B.C. government started issuing the new B.C. Services Card with photo and secure identification, which can be combined with a B.C. driver’s licence. The new cards were developed after the health ministry calculated it had 9.1 million of the old B.C. CareCard health cards in circulation. B.C.’s total population was only 4.5 million, with most of additional cards considered to be obtained for health-care fraud. B.C. residents can obtain or renew a B.C. Services Card at any ICBC motor vehicle office.

10 Signs You Could Be Ready To Retire "When Can I Retire?" and "How much do I need?" are two of the most common questions we hear as we meet with clients. The answer they get but do not want to hear, "It depends." The reality is everyone has different goals and vision of retirement. We have found that some common questions can help as a guideline. This is by no means an exhaustive list, nor must all be answered positively, but hopefully this will help give you a sense of your retirement readiness. 1.


You own your home: Carrying debts into retirement can be a crippler. Living on a reduced cash flow in retirement and having to spend most of it towards debt servicing can impact your ability to enjoy things in retirement. Downsizing can be an option, but the reality is most people downsize into a small, yet nicer home of equivalent value. Your children are financially independent: Hopefully, they are at a point where you need not worry about them financially any more. If you are still helping fund schooling, housing, or other expenses, you may not be ready for reduced income in retirement. There is a balance between helping out family and having adult children who have yet to achieve a level of self-sufficiency.


Your parents are financially independent: The baby boomer generation is also known as the sandwich generation as some are caring for aging parents, along with adult kids. Try to ensure that your parents are in a stable financial position, or have some plans around long-term care or living arrangements should they be found in a tough financial spot.


You qualify for CPP and OAS: Additional government pensions in the form of CPP and OAS will help supplement your retirement lifestyle and can reduce the need to draw from your investments.


You have a pension plan: Similar to above, the more sources of retirement income you have, the better prepared you can be. For those who do not have company pensions, all is not lost. You will need to be disciplined and ensure that you have saved more in Retirement Savings Plans (RSPs) and Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs).


You have hobbies: If you work until 65, retire and just stop, odds are that you will not be happy nor healthy in retirement. Humans need physical, mental and emotional activity to stay healthy and often work provides some social interaction. Not everyone golfs, and fewer people golf seven days a week. Hopefully, you will have multiple hobbies to fill your retirement cup. Ask yourself, if you retired last month, what would you do today?


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You have tried the retirement lifestyle: Build a budget for retirement and take it for a test drive. According to a 2016 Sun Life Financial report, the average retiree spends $2,611 a month. Set your own amount for your desired lifestyle and try it for six months to see how you make out.


You have an up-to-date retirement Plan: When have you last reviewed your retirement plan with your advisor? Is it up-to-date? Is he/she aware of your target retirement date? Life and financial goals evolve and change over the years. We recommend that you have your plan reviewed every 3 to 5 years, or any time there is a major life event.

10. Your job is affecting your health: Health is number one. If you feel your job is impacting your health, talk to your doctor and see if you need to revise your retirement plans. We cannot think of one retired client who has said, "I wish I spent more time at the office." A couple of cautionary factors are predicting future inheritances and real estate values. Admittedly, these can have a significant impact on one's retirement, however, if, when and how much can be a risky mindset when trying to establish your financial independence. Written by Keith. Until next time... Invest Well. Live Well.

Your friends are retired: Having friends who share common hobbies and interests can help provide you with things to keep you active in retirement.

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Retail sales in Canada rose in November THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canadian retail sales bounced back in November, boosted by gains in the auto sector. Statistics Canada said retail sales rose 0.9 per cent for the month, largely offsetting a revised 1.1 per cent decline in October. The initial report for October had been a drop of 1.2 per cent. Economists on average had expected an increase of 0.4 per cent for November, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv. TD Bank economist Omar Abdelrahman said the report came after a recent string of disappointing Canadian economic data and a lacklustre year for Canadian retail sales. “However, one month of data doesn’t make a trend, and it is important to note that the headline print was disproportionately driven by a bounce back in auto sales,’’ Abdelrahman wrote in a brief report. Excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers, retail sales were up 0.2 per cent for the month. Economists on average had expected an increase of 0.4 per cent, excluding autos, according to Refinitiv. “We still expect a tepid performance for the Canadian economy in the fourth quarter,’’ Abdelrahman wrote.

The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold last week, but left the door open to future rate cuts amid concerns about economic growth this year. The central bank estimated the economy slowed to an annual growth rate of 0.3 per cent in the fourth quarter, but predicted a rebound to about 1.3 per cent annual rate in the first quarter of 2020. Governor Stephen Poloz said the central bank will be paying particular attention to developments in consumer spending, the housing market and business investment. Statistics Canada said retail sales were up in six of 11 subsectors tracked by Statistics Canada, representing 70 per cent of retail trade. The motor vehicle and parts dealers subsector gained 3.0 per cent, led primarily by sales at new car dealers. Food and beverage stores saw sales rise 0.9 per cent, while building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers reported an increase of 2.1 per cent. However, furniture and home furnishing stores saw a drop of 0.8 per cent, while clothing and clothing accessories stores fell 1.7 per cent. General merchandise stores lost 0.8 per cent. Overall retail sales in volume terms increased 0.7 per cent in November.

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IS IT THEIR TIME? Corryn Brown (pictured), Dezaray Hawes, Ashley Klymchuk and Erin Pincott are among Kamloops curlers chasing gold this week at the B.C. men’s and women’s curling championships in Cranbrook.





kip Corryn Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Ashley Klymchuk can say all the right things and mean them if they do not win gold at the women’s provincial curling championship, which began on Tuesday in Cranbrook. With heads held high, they can trumpet accomplishments: We had a great year. We set our single-season earnings record (about $30,000). We won silver for Canada at an international event in China. We reached the semifinal round at the tier 2 Grand Slam in Nova Scotia. We are ranked No. 1 in B.C. We are a force to be reckoned with in Canadian curling. But they won’t be able to say this: We are the champions and we’re going to nationals. And those are the only words that will allow for deep gratification sought since last February, when their Defeatmobile whizzed home from Quesnel after a gutwrenching loss in the provincial title tilt. Team Brown should be favoured to win the 2020 B.C. Scotties, entering the eight-team tournament at No. 8 in Canadian Team Ranking System points, 23 spots ahead of Abbotsford-based Sarah Wark, the second-ranked B.C. team in the nation. The Kamloops Curling Club

rink won bronze at the 2018 provincial championship in its rookie season on the ladies’ tour and followed with the runner-up finish last year. Three, two and one; bronze, silver and gold — the pattern indicates this is supposed to be their year. “It brings a different sort of pressure that you can either put on yourself a little bit more or you can choose to run with and treat it as a privilege to be in that position, which is what we’re trying to do,” Pincott said. Brown and Pincott were part of a junior juggernaut, the 2013 national championship winner that became accustomed to high expectations. That experience may come in handy this week. “It’s nothing new to us,” Brown said. “We got labelled that pretty early on, but I wouldn’t necessarily say we are the favourite [this week]. There are lots of really good teams. We’re ranked No. 1 in B.C., but it’s who shows up and has a good week.” So, what is Team Brown’s biggest challenge this week? “Probably just not getting ahead of ourselves,” Pincott said. “You can’t look into making the weekend when you haven’t even played your first game. Just focusing on the game in front of us.” The skip was asked the same question. “Getting the monkey off our back in the final,” Brown said. “We got bronze the first year we were in ladies and silver last year.

“It seems like we’re playing really well all week and can’t seem to finish it off. We are in a good mental state to be able to do that now.” Team Brown, which in 2019 won its second consecutive B.C. Tour championship, has been idle since Dec. 17, when it fell 4-3 to Russia in the China Open final. Some teams have toiled in competitive games more recently at qualifying events and might be less prone to rink rust. “It’s a blessing and a curse,” Brown said. “We’re rested, but we haven’t played a 10-end game all year. We’re just excited to get there and we just really want to get playing.” Wark, which topped Brown 7-4 in the 2019 B.C. Scotties final, returns each of the curlers who got the job done last year, including third Kristen Pilote, second Carley Sandwith and lead Jen Rusnell. The Abbotsford quartet advanced to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and reached the Championship Pool in Sydney, N.S., but fell short of the playoffs. This year, the national women’s championship will run from Feb. 15 to Feb. 23 in Moose Jaw. Team Thompson of the Kamloops Curling Club ended Brown’s bid for a B.C. title in 2018, vanquishing the rookies 5-3 in semifinal action in Victoria. The Thompson rink, which this season includes skip Karla Thompson, third Jodie Brennan, second Amanda Guido and lead

Lanette Nordick, has earned the right to compete this week in Cranbrook. Rounding out the field are Daniels (Delta Thistle), Gushulak (New Westminster, Kelowna, Vancouver), Richards (Kelowna/ Victoria), Pewarchuk (Victoria) and Slattery (Vernon/Kelowna). Find results online at kamloopsthisweek.com. The playoffs will be streamed live online at cbc.ca/sports. The final will get underway at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Brown might struggle to find words if she can get that monkey off her back. THE MEN’S SIDE The men’s and women’s B.C. Curling Championships will wrap up on Sunday at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook. Team Olsen of the Kamloops Curling Club — Brad Thompson, who throws skip stones, third Grant Olsen, second Trevor Miyahara and lead Brent Yamada — will be in action on the men’s side. Jared Kolomaya, who plays third for Sean Geall of Abbotsford, and Tyler Klymchuk, who plays third for Richard, are both from Kamloops and will be in Cranbrook. Kamloops product Jim Cotter, on a Vernon/Kelowna squad with teammates Steve Laycock, Rick Sawatsky and Andrew Nerpin, will be trying to snare his ninth trip to the Brier, which will run from Feb. 29 to March 8 in Kingston.

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Matt Dunstone drove through Melville earlier this month on his way to a curling event in Yorkton. This week, the 24-year-old Kamloops resident stops in Melville, Saskatchewan’s smallest city, for big business, with an agenda that includes avenging defeat in a provincial final and earning a spot at the Tim Hortons Brier. Kirk Muyres of Saskatoon drew to the four-foot in the 10th end to edge Dunstone 6-5 and win the 2019 SaskTel Tankard Saskatchewan men’s curling championship, held in Whitewood. “You definitely learn more from losing games than you do winning,” Dunstone said. “It kind of lit a fire under our belt, made us hungry and forced us to work harder.” See TANKARD, A20



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Celebration style points in WolfPack wins MARTY HASTINGS



St. John Ambulance’s first responders have nothing on the TRU WolfPack women’s volleyball team. The club showed off its arsenal of quirky sideline celebrations during a victory over the UBC Okanagan Heat of Kelowna on Saturday at the Tournament Capital Centre, one of which feigns the revival of a player downed by a savage spike. “That’s our resuscitation one,” said Hayley McNaught, a second-year middle from Woking, Alta. “If someone gets a really big kill, we’ve got to bring them back to life because it was so big.” The celebrations are performed by bench players. “We have a conga line. That’s for an ace,” said McNaught, whose service ace put the finishing touch on a 3-1 win on Saturday. “If we do a big block, we all come together to make a pyramid or a house.” There is nothing uncommon about the sideline antics, practised my most Canada West teams that roll through the TCC, but troupes with more opportunity to cheer

can fine-tune entertainment. And it’s not just about putting on a show. “If we didn’t have energy coming from the bench, I don’t think we would have energy on the court,” said Morgan Rigelhof, a fourth-year outside hitter from St. Albert, Alta. “It’s really important for everyone to be dialled in. “It feels less divided that way. Usually, teams have starters and then their bench line. Every single person is valuable on this team.” The Heat did not make it easy on the WolfPack, serving well to halt the home team’s momentum and besting TRU 25-19 in the second set. “We’re fighting to be able to go to the playoffs,” said Sadie Taylor Parks, who plays middle for the Heat and is the younger sister of Sam Taylor Parks, a middle blocker for the WolfPack men. “But they were really tough. They have lots of really good hitters. It’s tough to know who to key on because they can all swing.” TRU improved to 15-5 and remains tied for second in Canada West standings with the Mount Royal Cougars (15-3) of Calgary. The top four

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MICHELLE POTTLE PHOTO Erin Mutch (from left) and Gabriela Podolski go to work on Elizabeth Rose Reimer in what the TRU WolfPack women’s volleyball team calls its rescuscitation celebration.

teams will host playoff series. UBC Okanagan (6-12), which fell in four sets to hometown TRU on Friday, is tied for ninth with the Calgary Dinos. The top eight teams will qualify for the post-season. The WolfPack, the ninth-ranked U Sports women’s volleyball team, are scheduled to play next against the MacEwan Griffins in Edmonton, the matches slated for Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. MacEwan (14-6) is among clubs trying to usurp TRU and sneak into the top four to host a playoff series. Rigelhof hopes to be celebrating in enemy territory. “There are so many good ones,” she said. “I’d say my favourite is if we get a really big kill, and it’s a middle kill, then we all get

down on one knee and flex. “Someone comes up with something and then we all just snap into it.” THE MEN TRU swept UBC Okanagan on the weekend, improving to 5-13 in men’s Canada West volleyball play. The Heat are 0-16. TRU and MacEwan (2-16) will square off in Edmonton on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. The Pack are 10th in conference standings, four points behind Manitoba and Mount Royal. The top eight teams will qualify for the post-season. TRU was awarded the President’s Cup on Saturday at the TCC, the trophy handed to the winner of a season series between the Heat and WolfPack.

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Tankard, Brier, Olympics driving Dunstone From A18

Regina-based Team Dunstone, which includes third Braeden Moskowy, second Catlin Schneider and lead Dustin Kidby, is among favourites to win this week, entering the 16-team tournament ranked No. 1 in Saskatchewan, ninth on the World Curling Tour men’s money list and eighth in men’s Canadian Team

WORLD CURLING FEDERATION/CÉLINE STUCKI Matt Dunstone on national duty last year in Sweden.

Ranking System standings. Dunstone posted an 8-5 victory over one

of the world’s best, Brad Gushue, in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Masters final in

October in North Bay, Ont. The team’s most significant triumph to date was accompanied by a cheque for $35,000. “The win was one piece in a puzzle,” said Dunstone, whose elite shotmaking has garnered national attention this season. “We’re trying to make the Olympics. It gave us that belief that we actually legitimately

could. We’ve beaten all the teams that are going to be in those Olympics trials. “But the difference between us and those teams is we don’t put that together often enough.” That criticism is backed up by the team’s 2019-2020 record, a 26-25 mark that doesn’t exactly scream greatness, but needs to be considered with context.



Dunstone participated almost exclusively in tournaments that featured top-quality Canadian and international opponents. The team reached the C event finals earlier this month at the Meridian Canadian Open Grand Slam in Yorkton, but fell shy of qualifying for the playoffs. “We played our best curling of the season in that event,” said Dunstone, who moved to Kamloops in July of 2018 to be with girlfriend Erin Pincott, the Corryn Brown rink’s third. “We didn’t get the wins or some of the breaks to come out on top, but we feel like we played really good.” The skip’s first taste of the Brier came in 2018, when he threw fourth for Team Laycock, which represented Saskatchewan at the national championship in Regina. Laycock, which

hoisted the Tankard in Estevan that year, posted a 6-5 record in the Championship Pool and fell shy of the playoffs in the Queen City. “It’s the pinnacle,” said Dunstone, whose eyes lit up when speaking of the Brier, which gets underway this year on Feb. 29 in Kingston. “It’s the goal every single year, outside an Olympic year.” Dunstone’s first transaction in Melville, home of the junior A hockey Millionaires, is slated for Wednesday, a Draw 1 tilt against Team Fell of Unity Curling Club. If business goes well, the Tankard final on Sunday, slated for a 10:30 a.m. start Kamloops time, will feature the Dunstone brand. “We’ve taken our lumps, no doubt about that, but we’ve stuck with it and are still really confident with how we’re playing,” Dunstone said.


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hen I started hunting, I got irritable when people turned their noses up at the thought of eating what I brought home. ROBERT I took it as a personal affront when KOOPMANS someone I had invited The Outdoor to dinner would squirm NARRATIVE uncomfortably at a plate of deer steaks, their brow sweaty as Cultural background they took just a tiny seems to play a part. little piece from the As surprising as it serving platter. sounds, the people I now accept that least likely to want many don’t see venison to eat wild meat are as much of a treat. those born and bred in It’s a simple fact — Canada. most people, if given a People who have choice, will pick beef lived their lives here or over venison without have never travelled to thinking twice. other parts of the world walked up, took a peek to reject wild meat. with game meat. While I accept it, I’m (places where they eat out the window and Wild animals surround Most of the time, not sure I understand some particularly inter- shocked them by sayus. Our forefathers they were handed a the aversion. What is esting things) are the ing, “That little one depended on them as a package of moose it about the thought of most likely to get widelooks yummy.” staple. steaks or something wild game that seems eyed and quiet when That is one of my How did so many similar by a neighbour. sure to make some told deer is the dinner. favourite stories. get to the point they They cooked them people, members of my My wife was born A friend of ours consider wild meat up and the gamey taste own family included, in Mexico and has no immigrated to Canada unpalatable or inferior? put them off eating recoil in silent horror? aversion to eating veni- from China. She loves “It tastes differwild meat for the rest of We eat all sorts of son. It tastes good and all game meat and ent than beef,” is the their life. beasts, including pigs, she eats it. knows how to cook it, phrase I hear most. It happens. Most chicken, cows, ducks She even sees deer unlike almost anyone There is no doubt times, the hunter can and sheep. Various bits as food on the hoof, else I know. that venison, elk and take the blame, as and pieces of all those much like others might It baffles me that moose taste different. poor-tasting game is barnyard animals can view cows. Several some of the people Lamb and pork taste almost always the fault be found on the racks years ago, some of her who are offered the different than beef and of the guy who holds of every grocery store. co-workers were watch- privilege of one of her duck tastes different the skinning knife. Deer, elk and moose ing a small herd of deer exquisite home-cooked than chicken. Too many hunters are so close to domestic graze in the sage beside meals might be put off Tasting different is lack basic field-dressing cows that it makes little one of the buildings at because the meat in not the same as tasting and meat-processing sense to dismiss their the University College the main dish is deer or bad. skills — ones that food value out of hand. of the Cariboo. moose. To be fair, I know a suggest, for example, So, what’s the probThey “oohed and It seems odd that few people who have an animal should be Sunny Shores to welcome hygienistgutted and educator lem? ahhhed”Dental until sheis very excited Canadians are so quickour newest had awfuldental experiences and skinned as Colleen Brochu to join our newly renovated clinic. Colleen has extensive experience in general dentistry as well as many years working with dental specialists such as periodontist and oral surgeon. She looks forward to welcoming new families and friends looking for quality care. NEW PATIENTS

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quickly as possible after its death. Just like a cow would taste bad if handled poorly, so does a moose. But my dad (who was never a hunter) has never eaten a bad piece of venison, yet I know he grits his teeth and takes a big gulp of air as he steels himself for the prospect of eating deer meat. There’s only one possible conclusion — it’s not the taste that puts people off, it’s where it came from and how it came to be in the freezer. The further most of us get from our rural roots, the more unlikely

we are to have contact with the link in the food chain that deals with the killing. Intellectually, we know beef was once a living cow, but we haven’t seen the process that converts living beasts to steaks in Styrofoam. Even though a package of deer steaks looks no different than a packet of beef when cut and wrapped, people know it’s different. And, while they may not object to hunting, they aren’t prepared to accept game meat as equivalent to storebought fare. But, as I’ve said, I have accepted all that and have even come to appreciate it. Being able to keep the deer in the freezer when family comes visiting means there’s more for me. Robert Koopmans is an avid angler and hunter who spends as much time as possible in B.C.’s wild places. He also hosts The Outdoor Narrative podcast (find it on Apple Podcasts). To share a thought, send an email to info@theoutdoornarrative.com.



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POSTPONED HOCKEY TOURNAMENT FODDER FOR KOSA PRESS RELEASE Rising temperatures last weekend in the Kamloops area forced the postponement of the third annual Hockey Night in Heffley event, which was scheduled for Saturday. The Kamloops Outdoor Skating Association, which has been advocating for construction of a refrigerated outdoor rink in the city for more than four years, issued a media release on Sunday. “Due to climate change and the irregular weather events it causes, it has been challenging to consistently maintain naturally frozen rinks for over a decade,” the release from the association’s James Gordon said. “And now those involved in the third annual Hockey Night in Heffley know firsthand how challenging it can be.” The release headline: Another one bites the slush. Hockey Night organizer Miles Carriere said the tournament may proceed in a few weeks, with the long-term forecast predicting cooler temperatures. “Some people can’t just reschedule things to make a new date to come

play,” Carriere said in the release. “We’ll have to see how things work out. He said the rink, when operational, has become a hot spot for activity in Heffley. “We all want kids to get off their screens and play outside more, so this rink is perfect for that,” Carriere said. “The city has been great with fixing parts of the rink. It’s getting lots of use lately, with family and adults, too. We want to see more of this type of thing. It’s great for our community.” Carriere said the tournament was planned for the last weekend in January, typically one of the colder weekends of the year. “The volunteers really work hard to make good ice,” he said. “They’re proud of their work, so when it starts melting, it’s discouraging.” The Kamloops Outdoor Skating Association is waiting to hear about an application that was sent to the province’s community, culture and recreation grant program “Fingers are crossed that a very special new community facility will be built,” the release said.

A couple tied the knot at the CN Centre on Saturday, the marriage taking place at centre ice during the first intermission of a WHL contest that featured the hometown Cougars and Kamloops Blazers. Kamloops and a ninegame winning streak divorced after 60 minutes. The Cougars topped the Blazers 3-1. Kamloops (31-12-21) will play host to the Spokane Chiefs (25-16-4-1) on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m. at Sandman Centre. B.C. Division standings: Kamloops (65 points), Victoria (53 points), Kelowna (49 points), Vancouver (45 points) and Prince George (33 points). REGISTER TO RUN The second annual Candle Creek Half Marathon will be held in

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Douglas Reinhold Hart

With heavy hearts we say good-bye to our son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, Simon Joseph Piccolo. He was born in Kamloops on April 9, 1981 to Lorne and Suzanne Piccolo and is survived by his parents, brother Alex, sister Angel, aunts, uncles, cousins and dieffenbachia pets Buddy, Buddy Jr. and Buddy 3.5 which were his pride and joy. He lived in Mica Creek, grew up and graduated in Prince George, moved to Kamloops with his family and made his final home in Calgary. His main interests were various forms of games and watching TV, especially shows about superheroes. His brother introduced this normally shy person to karaoke where he had a chance to open himself up and shine. He will always be remembered for his off-beat sense of humour and his love of playing with words and puns. Our deepest wish is that he has found the peace he was looking for. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday February 1, 2020 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Church, 635 Tranquille Road, Kamloops at 11:00 a.m with Fr. Fred officiating. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall.

1959 - 2020

April 9, 1981 - January 5, 2020

Melvin Adam Fred Chambers July 30, 1949 – January 11, 2020 We bid farewell to a loving, faithful husband, father and grandfather.

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved “Dougie” on January 14, 2020. He will be greatly missed but his soul lives on by his son Christopher, daughter Cacey, his brothers Randal and Chris, sister Pam and mother Jean, neices Jillian, Breanna, Danica and Madeline. He is predeceased by his father Walter and brother Brian. Doug was born in Swan River, MB. The greater part of his life was spent in Kamloops. He loved old muscle cars, camping and fishing and most of all, his children. A celebration of life will be held at the Dunes Golf Club in Westsyde on Saturday February 1, 2020 between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

Mel passed away at home doing something he loved to do – that was, sitting on the back deck drinking a coffee, just looking out over the yard and surrounding hills. Mel is survived by his loving wife Kathy, their three sons Adam, Andrew (Mary Ann) and Anthony. Of course, there also was the “joy” of his life, granddaughter Hailey. Mel often said he was sure God kept him alive for her. Mel is also survived by his sisters Lillie (Bruce) and Jenny (Vic) and his brother Si. As well, he has many nieces and nephews that he loved to visit from time to time. Mel is predeceased by his brother Doug (Elaine). Over the years Mel held several different jobs, but none he enjoyed more than “bush” work. Along the way he developed several lasting friendships. Mel really enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He would share his knowledge with whoever cared to come along. He will be sorely missed. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com


May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side When memory paints In colors true The happy hours that Belonged to you.

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Wayne Earl Zinger

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Robert Hervey (Bob) Abbott April 1, 1930 - January 20, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Kerry Ross announces his passing after a long illness, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the age of 58. Kerry will be lovingly remembered by his children Daegan (Jen), Cody (Tanis) and Katrina (Ewald). He will also be fondly remembered by his four grandchildren Lachlan, Alisdair, Ronan and Harper, his sister Kathy (John) Johnson and their children Cara and Craig and special friend Bonnie Deleeuw. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm at 2139 Young Ave, Kamloops, BC. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

Wayne, born June 8, 1933 in La Pas, Manitoba, passed away peacefully January 16, 2020 in Kelowna, BC at age 86. Wayne will be fondly remembered for his creative and innovative mind, infinite wisdom, outspoken nature, kindness and generosity. He was an avid reader, a storyteller and poet. Wayne was the host of a controversial talk show on CFJC Radio in the early 70s. Shortly after that, he ran for mayor of Kamloops. He was passionate about community and wanted to make a difference. His wife, Shannon (Dorie) Zinger is predeceased, July 28, 2012. Beloved Father to Laurie (Nick) and Ryan (Sandra) and grandfather (Papa) to Lexie, Riley, Chantelle and Chris. Oldest brother to Dennis (Verla), Dick (predeceased), Garry (Bobbi) and Jim (Maureen). A Celebration of Life will be held on February 1, 2020 at the Open Door Church in Maple Ridge, BC at 12 pm.

Bob passed away peacefully in Kamloops at the age of 89, surrounded by family. He was born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, and grew up in Sault Ste. Marie. Bob worked as a heavy-duty mechanic in Northern Ontario before heading to Vancouver to visit a friend, which led to moving to Whitehorse to take a job. In Whitehorse, while attending the Presbyterian Church Young Peoples Group, he met Betty and she convinced him to become a teacher. After attending Provincial Normal School and marrying in 1956, Bob and Betty settled in Savona as the two teachers in the two-room school. In 1960 they moved to Kamloops, where Bob was an intermediate teacher at North Kamloops Elementary, then at Lloyd George Elementary, and the first librarian at Lloyd George, than at Arthur Hatten Elementary when it opened. In 1966 they moved to Powell River, where Bob became District Librarian, running the School District Resource Centre from 1966 to 1988, retiring in 1989. Bob volunteered in the community with the Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis Club, and as a Scout Leader. During his retirement years, he and Betty enjoyed travelling to visit family and friends and see the world. Hobbies were reading, genealogy, boating, computers and talking! He became a master at pulling a person’s life story out of them within the first 10 minutes of meeting. In 2012 they returned to Kamloops to be closer to their children. Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years Betty; his children Heather (Ken) Awmack, Rob Abbott, Ernie (Tracey) Abbott and Tricia (Grant) Huffman; grandchildren David (Krystle), Jae, Amanda (Najib), Eric, Emily, Grace, Tobin, Kylie and Jaden; two greatgrandchildren, his brother Jim; ten nieces and two nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Bill, brother-in-law Ian, niece Mary and three sisters-in-law. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1136 – 6th Ave, followed by a tea in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.schoeningfuneralservices.com Arrangements entrusted to

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Christine Anne Monteith December 28, 1965 - January 7, 2020 It is with deep sadness that Wayne Bouzane announces the loss of his beautiful wife Christine Anne Monteith who passed away quietly and peacefully in his loving arms at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home on the morning of January 7, 2020. She was predeceased by her father Laszlo Hajesz, brother Bill and her daughter Katrina Denise who entered the world and went directly to heaven on March 3, 1991. Her dear friend Char said it best “Christine was a treasure for sure. Quite possibly the most thoughtful person she has ever known.” Eternal thanks to her newest and dearest friends Dallas, Cienna and Maddox and to the loving caring staff and volunteers at the hospice home. She is sadly missed by her 101 year old fatherin-law Ferdinand who misses her warm daily hugs. She leaves behind a family with broken hearts, daughter Lacy, grandson Alex, mother Ruth, brother David, sister Cheryl, nieces Corra, Allie, Myriam and Sabine. Christine lived to love and be loved. Let the healing begin. Love one another. Memorial services to be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com (250) 377-8225

Joyce Frogge

It is with great sadness we wish to announce the sudden passing of Joyce Frogge in White Rock, BC, on December 17, 2019 at the age of 81. A complete obituary can be found on-line at


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A Vanished Friend

Around the corner I have a friend In this great city that has no end; Yet days go by, and weeks rush on, And before I know it a year has gone, And I never see my old friend’s face, For life is a swift and terrible race. He knows I like him just as well As in the days when I rang his bell, And he rang mine. We were younger then, And now we are busy, tired men, Tired of playing a foolish game, Tired with trying to make a name. “Tomorrow, I will call on Jim, Just to show that I am thinking of him.” But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And the distance between us grows and grows, Around the corner, yet miles away “Here’s a telegram, sir,” “Jim died today!” And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end, Around the corner a vanished friend! by Anders Lim


WEDNESDAY, January 29, 2020



CLUES ACROSS 1. Fall down 5. American TV company (abbr.) 8. Exclamation that denotes disgust 11. Gallantry 13. Chinese word signifying “doctrine” 14. Prefix meaning “beside” 15. Act of imitating 16. Tall, rounded vase 17. Sixth month of Jewish civil calendar 18. Rural Iranian village 20. Time zone 21. Military weapon (abbr.) 22. Gets rid of 25. Aggressive 30. Addressed one’s appearance 31. Affirmative 32. Denoting IndoEuropean languages 33. French noble family 38. Shock therapy

41. Having characteristics of both sexes 43. Large suitcase 45. One who identifies God with the universe 48. Swiss river 49. Frequently 50. Wipe out 55. Invests in little enterprises 56. Waste 57. Resembles a large shrimp 59. Derogatory name for rural resident 60. Menswear accessory 61. Tropical American tree 62. Pitching statistic 63. Camera type 64. Cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

CLUES DOWN 1. Surgical procedure of the heart (abbr.) 2. Northern Scandinavia indigenous person 3. Evergreen trees and shrubs 4. Meat from a domestic hog 5. State of insensibility 6. Herb 7. Annuity 8. San Diego-based ballplayer 9. Members of a Semitic people 10. Any physical damage 12. Woolen rug 14. Alsos Mission leader 19. Aromatic plant used as culinary herb 23. Where you sleep 24. Ruled Russia 25. Indicates density of data (abbr.) 26. Sea eagle

27. Type of light bulb 28. Wreath 29. Graduate with a degree 34. What thespians do 35. “Orange is the New Black” character 36. Comedienne Gasteyer 37. Romanian monetary unit 39. People treated as a group 40. Small European plant 41. First responder group 42. A person’s head 44. Giggle 45. Bura-__: Chadic language 46. Snout moth genus 47. Body part 48. Inspirational Wimbledon champ 51. Revolutions per minute 52. American software developer 53. Ancient Greek city 54. Female sheep 58. “The Science Guy”





Paying the pets

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

A man is sitting outside the pet store giving out money to animals. He gives a bird $9, a spider $36 and a colony of ants $27 each. Based off of this information, how much money will he give your cat?


Answer to last week THE POOL CHALLENGE Sink balls 11 and 13 into the holes, you get 24. Then, if you put ball 9 upside down in the hole, you get 24 + 6 = 30.


ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, a budding relationship appears to be on the cusp of taking the next step. Your relationships are your own, so don’t be afraid to slow down if things feel like they’re going too fast.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, now is the time to institute a change to your daily routine if that’s been on your mind. Planetary energy is pushing you on a course of self-discovery.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, small influencers in your life may be imperceptible, but they are slowly turning the wheels of change and you’ll soon be able to realize what is in store.

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CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Connect with your spiritual foundations, Cancer. They will be your guide through a week that figures to have its share of ups and downs. Faith will help you ride it out.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23


- Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, as the days unfold, you may find yourself feeling more creative and perhaps a bit more rebellious in your thinking. It is okay to want to set out on a new path.


The week ahead should be fairly positive for you, Leo. This lifting of weight will inspire newfound freedom to embark on interesting projects or pursue new interests.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 You may be looking for fulfillment in your love life or your career this week, Virgo. Some measure of liberation will occur in the days ahead.

- Oct 24/Nov 22 Oftentimes you are a master of taking a difficult situation and turning it on its head immediately, Scorpio. Those unique skills may be put to the test this week.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 A reorganization will occur in your life. This may involve physically moving things around the house or an intellectual reorganization that produces a new perspective.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Good times with the ones you love do not have to take a back seat to professional goals, Capricorn. Find a way to strike a balance, even if it means delegating more often.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Even if you have a mind to help the ones you love, those people have to be receptive to your assistance, Aquarius. Give them a chance to come around.


- Feb 19/Mar 20 Don’t let others talk you into something you don’t want to be involved with, Pisces. Stand your ground or walk away.

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Automotive Tires 4 - 6 bolt studded tires on rims. P265-R17. 50% tread. $250/obo. 250-376-2403. 4-Blizzaks M&S 245/45 R20 $600. 4-Hankook 215/75 R15 winters on GM rims $200. 2Laufenn 235/75 R15 winters on GM rims. $200. 376-6482.

ATVs / Dirt Bikes For Sale by Owner $55.00 Special The special includes a 1x1.5 ad (including photo) that will run for one week (two editions) in Kamloops This Week. Our award winning paper is delivered to over 30,000 homes in Kamloops and area every Wednesday and Friday. Call or email us for more info: 250-374-7467 classifieds@ kamloopsthisweek.com

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Scrap Car Removal

Yamaha Grizzly ATV. KMS 011031 $3,800. 250-579-3252

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

RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00 (plus Tax) (250) 371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details 2002 Ford Escape, auto. Exec body. Mechanic special. $700. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.

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

AAA - Pal & Core

courses mid-week & weekends. NEW - Intro to Reloading & Bear Aware courses on demand. For schedules see www.pal-core-ed.com or 778-470-3030 HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. February 8th and 9th, Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L. February 16th, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

2017 Yamaha R3 320CC, Liquid Cooled, ABS Brakes. Low Kms. $4,600.


Collectibles & Classic Cars

2014 Ford Platinum 4x4 Crew-cab 3.5 Ecoboost, white with brown leather, Fully Loaded. Immaculate. 142,000kms. $28,823. 250-319-8784

Trucks/Heavy, Commercial


Western Canadian Farming in Kamloops is seeking a Full Time Ranch Hand. Min 5 yrs experience. $55,000 per year. Accommodations provided. Must have cattle, calving, irrigation and haying experience. Must be hard working, honest and have DL. 250-741-1993 Ext 3.

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

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information 1965 Mercury 4dr., hardtop. 55,000 miles. 390-330HP. $4,000. 250-574-3794

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



HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774. Job wanted by Computer Programmer-Analyst /Office Worker/Tutor Detail oriented, organized, problem-solver, extremely computer literate. Strong proofreading, editing, technical writing, public speaking skills. Can teach practically anything I know. IT work preferred but any job using problem-solving skills could be a good match. Gene Wirchenko at 250-8281474. gene@shaw.ca


Domestic Cars 1997 Ford Probe. Red, 4cyl, std, A/C, 1-owner. 114,428kms. $3500 .250-3767964.

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1948 Ferguson rebuilt motor & extra parts has a util. snow blade & chains mostly original $2,500. 250-374-8285.

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

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Found: Walking stick at the Medical Centre at Lansdowne Mall. 250-554-2718.

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

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Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, motorcycle, ATV or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)

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2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4L, V-8, fully loaded. Exec shape. $15,500/obo. 250-3764163.

2010 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan. 4dr., AWD, V-6, auto. 50,001 kms. Must see to appreciate. $12,000. 250-374-1541.

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Douglas Lake Cattle Company is hiring for Farm Equipment Operators at our Douglas Lake and Alkali Lake locations. Salary will commensurate with experience. This position entails operating farm equipment for hay and silage production. Applicants must have at least one (1) year experience operating farm equipment and must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers Licence. Work days are 5 days per week 9-12 hrs/day. Full benefits package available after 90 days of employment. Single or family accommodations available to the successful candidate. Please email resumes to info@douglaslake.com or fax to 250-350-3336.



W. Nicola St. – 50 p. Rte 380 - Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 71 p. Rte 381 - 20-128 Centre Ave, 517-782 Hemlock St. & 605-800 Lombard St.-42 p. Rte 384 - 407-775 Battle St. W. & 260-284 Centre Ave. – 42 p. Rte 385 - 350-390 Battle St. & 382-526 Strathcona Terr.-27 p, Rte 387 - 643-670 McBeth Pl.-21 p. Rte 388 - 445 Dalgleish Dr. & 460-480 Dalgleish Dr.-53 p. Rte 389 - Bluff Pl, 390 Centre Ave, 242-416 W. Columbia St, Dufferin Terr, Garden Terr.&Grandview Terr.- 61 p. Rte 382 – 114-150 Fernie Pl, Fernie Rd, 860-895 Lombard St. – 24 p. Rte 390 – Fernie Crt, 158-400 Fernie Pl, Guerin Creek Way. – 46 p.


Dr, Monarch Dr, 1810-1896 Springhill Dr, Tolima Crt. - 50 p. Rte 458 - 803-980 Gleneagles Dr, Glen Nevis Pl, Glenesk Pl, Glenshee Pl. – 88 p. Rte 461 - Glen Gary Dr, Glen Gary Pl, Glencoe Pl. & 700-799 Gleneagles Dr. – 48 p. Rte 474 - Coppertree Crt, Trophy Crt. – 22 p. Rte 475 - Castle Towers, Sedgewick Crt & Dr. – 44 p. Rte 476 - Tantalus Crt, Tinniswood Crt. & 20182095 Tremerton Dr.Rte 483 - Breakenridge Crt, Cathedral Crt, Grenville Pl, 409-594 Robson Dr. - 59 p. Rte 492 - 2000-2099 Monteith Dr. & Sentinel Crt. – 38 p.

Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 19092003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Rte 608 - Curlew Pl & Rd, 1925-1980 Glenwood Dr. – 70 p. Rte 617 - 2401 -2515 Valleyview Dr. & Valleyview Pl. – 50 p. Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p.

WEDNESDAY, January 29, 2020


IUOE LOCAL 115 R0011791201 5413


Rte 503 - Fleming Circ, Hampshire Dr & Pl, Hector Dr. – 48 p. Rte 509 - 459-551 Laurier Dr, 2101-2197 Shaunessy Hill – 47 p. Rte 522 - 604-747 Dunrobin Dr, Dunrobin Pl. - 66 p. Rte 523 - 2300-2399 Abbeyglen Way, 750-794 Dunrobin Dr. – 72 p. Rte 544 - Holyrood Circ, Holyrood Pl. & 2070-2130 Vanhorne Dr.-24 p.



Rte 562 - Englemann Crt. & 1802-1890 Englemann Crt. – 35 p. Rte 564 - 2000-2099 Hugh Allan Dr. & Pinegrass Crt. & St. – 78 p. Rte 581 - Cannel Dr, Cascade St, 1508-1539 Hillside Dr, Mellors Pl. - 47 p. Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 586 - 1505-1584 Mt Dufferin Cres, 1575 Park Way, 1537-1569 Plateau Pl. - 27 p. Rte 588 - Davies Pl, 16801754 Hillside Dr, Monterey Pl, Scott Pl. – 46 p. Rte 589 - 1200–1385 Copperhead Dr. – 52 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p.


Rte 701 - Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Todd Rd. – 92 p. Rte 710 - 1350-1399 Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane, 1300-1399 Todd Rd. - 43 p, Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 754 - Hillview Dr, Mountview Dr. – 40 p. Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 67247250 Furrer Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Rd, Stockton Rd. – 40 p. Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. – 57 p.


Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr & Pl. – 61 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 836 - Cahilty Cres, Hyas Pl, 4551-4648 Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. Rte 837 - Helmcken Dr, 46544802 Spurraway Rd. – 24 p

Rte 5 - 2606-2697 Young Pl. – 44 p. Rte 14 - 2399-2305 Briarwood Ave, McInnes Pl, Richards Pl, Wallace Pl. – 37 p. Rte 21 - 2300-2397 Fleetwood Ave, Fleetwood Crt & Pl, 1003-1033 Schriener St, 1020-1050 Westgate St.-52 p. Rte 31 - Desmond Pl, Inglewood Dr, 1010-1088 Newton St. & 1020-1090 Oxford St.-56 p.


Rte 64 - 800-918 Valhalla Dr. – 96 p. Rte 106 – 1239-1289 10th St, Cranbrook Pl, Creston Pl, 949-1145 Halston Ave. & Kimberely Cres.-70 p. Rte 121 - Dot St, 501-556 MacKenzie Ave, 290-381 Maple St. & 102-196 Yew St.-60 p. Rte 131 – 321-601 Fortune Dr. & 631 Fortune Dr.-31 p. Rte 154 – Belmont Cres, Cumberland Ave, Patricia Ave. & Qualicom Pl. -70 p.


Rte 175 – Norfolk Crt, Norview Pl, 821-991 Norview Rd. – 38 p. Rte 184 - 2077-2097 Saddleback Dr, 2001-2071 Stagecoach Dr. – 31 p.


Rte 257 - Alpine Terr, Community Pl, 2192-2207 Grasslands Blvd, Grasslands Pl, 881-936 McQueen Dr, Woodhaven Dr. – 53 p. Rte 258 - 806-879 McQueen Dr, Perryville Pl. – 36 p. Rte 260 - 2040–2185 Westsyde Rd. – 24 p.

British Columbia’s International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 is inviting Kamloops-area residents to apply for a fifteen-week training course including work INTERESTED? CALL 250-374-0462 experience with a union road-building contractor. Thanks to support from the Government of B.C., the course will be provided at no cost to trainees. The start date is February 18, 2020.

The course begins with four weeks at the WorkBC office in Kamloops where students will prepare for their return to a learning environment. The group will then move to Maple Ridge, outside of Vancouver, six weeksThis of training asphalt paving. The Award-winning media companyfor Kamloops Week in has an opening IUOE 115 training centreconsultant is the best infor B.C. heavy for a Local multimedia marketing ourfor suite of construction. print and digital products. Theofsuccessful candidate will be areturn self-starter, highly organized On completion technical training, participants to the Interior for six weeks and able to work in a fast-paced environment. The candidate lead of work experience with a road building company. Trainees who show will ability will gain KTW to great success in this dynamic position and have a strong drive apprentice status and have a strong chance at landing a job with union wages and for networking. The candidate will also work creatively with a diverse benefits. team to provide the appropriate marketing opportunities and solutions “This is a great time to get intoand/or construction,” said Brian Cochrane, Business for our clients. Marketing advertising background is an asset,Manbut ager IUOE Local 115. “We are happy to team up with the Government of BC notfor required. and WorkBC to prepare people for the construction work that is coming up across the province.” YOU HAVE: • Strong understanding of goal-oriented The road building industry is busy in the southernsales Interior. The Government of B.C. • Passion for digital marketing is making major improvements to Highway 1. On that project, the government’s • PassionBenefits to be creative Infrastructure program gives a hiring preference to local residents, women • Strong, genuine and Indigenous people. customer service skills • Building strategic marketing campaigns The •program open to people on EI, or who have had an EI claim in the last 5 years, Brand isawareness or who have earned moretothan $2,000types in insurable earnings and paid employee EI • Ability to adapt different of clients premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years.relationships Participants will also re• Passion to drive business and create long-term ceive an allowance while participating in the course and during their work experience. WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU: To learn more, contact WorkBC at 250-377-3670 in Kamloops. WorkBC is hosting • Competitive compensation based on previous experience an information session for this course at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, at • Company benefits #210, 450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops. • Professional print & digital training


Course participants will receive an allowance while living away from home. Interested applicantsthe should sendwork or email resumewill to: receive $1,800. Those who complete six-week experience


Rte 308 - 355 9th Ave. & 703-979 Columbia St. – 34 p. Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St, 804-987 Dominion St,. & 805-986 Pine St.-64 p. Rte 327 - 1103 Columbia St. & 1203-1296 Dominion St.-38 p. Rte 334 - 975 13th St, 1104-1276 Pine St. & 12011274 Pleasant St. – 42 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11-179 W. Nicola St. – 50 p. Rte 380 - Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 71 p. Rte 381 - 20-128 Centre Ave, 517-782 Hemlock St. & 605-800 Lombard St.-42 p. Rte 384 - 407-775 Battle St. W. & 260-284 Centre Ave. – 42 p. Rte 385 - 350-390 Battle St. & 382-526 Strathcona Terr.-27 p, Rte 387 - 643-670 McBeth Pl.-21 p. Rte 388 - 445 Dalgleish Dr. & 460-480 Dalgleish Dr.-53 p. Rte 389 - Bluff Pl, 390 Centre Ave, 242-416 W. Columbia St, Dufferin Terr, Garden Terr.&Grandview Terr.- 61 p. Rte 382 – 114-150 Fernie Pl, Fernie Rd, 860-895 Lombard St. – 24 p. Rte 390 – Fernie Crt, 158-400 Fernie Pl, Guerin Creek Way. – 46 p.


Rte 402 – 14-94 Bestwick Dr, Mahood Pl. – 28 p. Rte 403 - 405-482 Greenstone Dr, Tod Cres. – 27 p. Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, Bestwick Crt E & W, 98-279 Bestwick Dr, Morrisey Pl. – 47 p. Rte 410 - 56-203 Arrowstone Dr, Silverthrone Cres. – 47 p. Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p. Rte 457 - 990 Gleneagles Dr, Monarch Dr, 1810-1896 Springhill Dr, Tolima Crt. - 50 p. Rte 458 - 803-980 Gleneagles Dr, Glen Nevis Pl, Glenesk Pl, Glenshee Pl. – 88 p. Rte 461 - Glen Gary Dr, Glen Gary Pl, Glencoe Pl. & 700-799 Gleneagles Dr. – 48 p. Rte 474 - Coppertree Crt, Trophy Crt. – 22 p. Rte 475 - Castle Towers, Sedgewick Crt & Dr. – 44 p. Rte 476 - Tantalus Crt, Tinniswood Crt. & 20182095 Tremerton Dr.Rte 483 - Breakenridge Crt, Cathedral Crt, Grenville Pl, 409-594 Robson Dr. - 59 p. Rte 492 - 2000-2099 Monteith Dr. & Sentinel Crt. – 38 p.


Rte 602 - Apple Lane, Knollwood Cres, Parkhill Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr. - 47 p. Rte 603 - Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, 16251648, 1652-1764 Valleyview Dr. - 40 p. Rte 605 - 1770-1919 Glenwood Dr, Knollwood Dr, Vicars Rd. – 61 p. Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815–1899 Valleyview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 19092003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Rte 608 - Curlew Pl & Rd, 1925-1980 Glenwood Dr. – 70 p. Rte 617 - 2401 -2515 Valleyview Dr. & Valleyview Pl. – 50 p. Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p.

Kamloops This Week is part of the Aberdeen Publishing Group LOGAN LAKE Rte 911 - 242-278 Alder Dr, Aspen Cres, Birch Cres. & Ponderosa Ave.-54 p. Rte 914 - 219-420 Calcite Dr, Calcite Pl, 365-403 Granite Dr, 201-266 Jasper Dr. & Linden Rd.-60 p.

Alberta Job Opportunities BROCKLEHURST

Rte 1- Argyle Ave, Ayre Pl, 1063-1199 Crestline St, Moray St. & Perth Pl. – 97 p. Rte 4 - 727-795 Crestline St, 2412–2741 Tranquille Rd. - 70 p. Rte 5 - 2606-2697 Young Pl. – 44 p. Rte 14 - 2399-2305 Briarwood Ave, McInnes Pl, Richards Pl, Wallace Pl. – 37 p. Rte 21 - 2300-2397 Fleetwood Ave, Fleetwood Crt & Pl, 1003-1033 Schriener St, 1020-1050 Westgate St.-52 p. Rte 31 - Desmond Pl, Inglewood Dr, 1010-1088 Newton St. & 1020-1090 Oxford St.-56 p.

Log Truck Owner/Operators

North Central Woodlands Operations based out of Slave Lake

DALLAS/ We have an immediate need for folks with logging trucks from now BARNHARTVALE Rte 701 - Freda Ave, Klahanie until approximately March 31, 2020, to haul logs NORTH from KAMLOOPS our bush Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Todd Rd. – 92 p. Rte 64 - 800-918 operations to our Slave Lake and High Prairie Rte 710 - 1350-1399Mills. Valhalla Dr. – 96 p. Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane,

Rte 106 – 1239-1289 10th

1300-1399 Todd Rd. - 43 p, St, Cranbrook Pl, Creston Interested parties can contact Norbert Robichaud Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Pl, 949-1145 Halston Ave. Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. & Kimberely Cres.-70 p. (780-523-9552; norbert.robichaud@westfraser.com) Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rte 121 - Dot St, 501-556 VALLEY/ MT. Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 MacKenzie Ave, 290-381 Maple or Jeff BlockaPINEVIEW (780-805-3725; jeff.blocka@westfraser.com). DUFFERIN Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy,

Rte 562 - Englemann Crt. & 1802-1890 Englemann Crt. – 35 p. Rte 564 - 2000-2099 Hugh Allan Dr. & Pinegrass Crt. & St. – 78 p. Rte 581 - Cannel Dr, Cascade St, 1508-1539 Hillside Dr, Mellors Pl. - 47 p. Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 586 - 1505-1584 Mt Dufferin Cres, 1575 Park Way, 1537-1569 Plateau Pl. - 27 p. Rte 588 - Davies Pl, 16801754 Hillside Dr, Monterey Pl, Scott Pl. – 46 p. Rte 589 - 1200–1385 Copperhead Dr. – 52 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p.

Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 754 - Hillview Dr, Mountview Dr. – 40 p. Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 67247250 Furrer Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Rd, Stockton Rd. – 40 p. Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. – 57 p.

St. & 102-196 Yew St.-60 p. Rte 131 – 321-601 Fortune Dr. & 631 Fortune Dr.-31 p. Rte 154 – Belmont Cres, Cumberland Ave, Patricia Ave. & Qualicom Pl. -70 p.

‘Stump To Dump’and/or ‘Load and Haul’Contractors


Rte 503 - Fleming Circ, Hampshire Dr & Pl, Hector Dr. – 48 p. Rte 509 - 459-551 Laurier Dr, 2101-2197 Shaunessy Hill – 47 p. Rte 522 - 604-747 Dunrobin Dr, Dunrobin Pl. - 66 p. Rte 523 - 2300-2399 Abbeyglen Way, 750-794 Dunrobin Dr. – 72 p. Rte 544 - Holyrood Circ, Holyrood Pl. & 2070-2130 Vanhorne Dr.-24 p.


Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr,

Rte 175 – Norfolk Crt, Norview Pl, 821-991 Norview Rd. – 38 p. Rte 184 - 2077-2097 Saddleback Dr, 2001-2071 Stagecoach Dr. – 31 p.

Davie Rd. – 44 p.

Dr, Woodhaven Dr. – 53 p.

Blue Ridge Lumber based out of Blue Ridge RAYLEIGH

Interested parties may contact Darcy Dickson, Operations Superintendent at 780-648-6211 www.kamloopsthisweek.com or via email: Darcy.Dickson@westfraser.com Employment Employment Employment Employment


Employment Employment Paving Course Connects Employment Trainees to Road Building Industry

Ray Jolicoeur, Sales Manager Kamloops This Week 1365-B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops B.C. V2C 5P6 ray@kamloopsthisweek.com


harvest season.

Blue Ridge Lumber is seeking interested for ‘stump to dump’ 55 p. Stevens Dr. –parties WESTMOUNT/ 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray WESTSYDE and/or ‘load and haul’ contractorsRte the remainder of the 2020 Dr, for Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Rte 257 - Alpine Terr, Community Reighmount Dr & Pl. – 61 p. Pl, 2192-2207 Grasslands Blvd, harvest season. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Grasslands Pl, 881-936 McQueen Rte 836 - Cahilty Cres, Hyas Pl, Rte 258 - 806-879 McQueen Interested parties may contact Darcy Dickson, 4551-4648 Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. Dr, Perryville Pl. – 36 p. Operations Superintendent at 780-648-6211 Rte 837 - Helmcken Dr, 4654Rte 260 - 2040–2185 4802 Spurraway Rd. – 24 p Westsyde Rd. – 24 p. or via email: Darcy.Dickson@westfraser.com

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• Strong understanding of goal-oriented sales • Passion for digital marketing • Passion to be creative • Strong, genuine customer service skills • Building strategic marketing campaigns • Brand awareness Rte 475 - Castle Towers, DOWNTOWN RAYLEIGH • Ability to adapt to different types of clients Sedgewick Crt & Dr. – 44 p. Rte 308 - 355 9th Ave. & Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, • Passion to drive business and create long-term relationships 703-979 Columbia St. – 34 p. Stevens Dr. – 55 p.

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Rte 605 - 1770-1919 Glenwood NORTH KAMLOOPS RteEARN 503 - Fleming Hampshire Dr, Knollwood Dr, Vicars Rd. – 61 p. Rte 64 - 800-918 EXTRACirc, $$$ DrKTW & Pl,requires Hector Dr. 48door p. door– to Valhalla Dr. – 96 p. Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, substitute carriersLaurier for all Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815–1899 Rte 509 - 459-551 Rte 106 – 1239-1289 10th areas in the city. 2101-2197 St, Cranbrook Pl, Creston VehicleShaunessy is an assetHill – 47 p. Valleyview Dr. – 39 p. Pl, 949-1145 Halston Ave. Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 1909Rte 522 604-747 Dunrobin Call-250-374-0462 Blue Ridge Lumber based out of Blue Ridge & Kimberely Cres.-70 p. 2003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Dr, Dunrobin Pl. - 66 p. Blue Lumber interested parties to dump’ Rtefor 121‘stump - Dot St, 501-556 Rte 608 - Curlew Pl & Rd, 1925Rte 523Ridge - 2300-2399 Abbeyglenis seeking and/or ‘load and contractors the Maple 2020 MacKenzie Ave,of 290-381 Glenwood Dr. –for 70 p.the remainder Way, 750-794 Dunrobin Dr. – haul’ 72 p. 1980 harvest season. Rte 617 - 2401 -2515 Valleyview St. & 102-196 Yew St.-60 p. Rte 544 - Holyrood Circ, Rte 131 – 321-601 Fortune Dr. & Valleyview Pl. – 50 p. Holyrood Pl. &for2070-2130 is looking substitute parties may contact Darcy Dickson, Vanhorne Dr.-24Interested p. for Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Dr. & 631 Fortune Dr.-31 p. distributors Operations Superintendent Rte 154 – Belmont Cres, door-to-door Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter at Rd, 780-648-6211 LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI deliveries. or via email: Darcy.Dickson@westfraser.com 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p. Cumberland Ave, Patricia Rte 402 – 14-94 Bestwick VehiclePl. is –required. Ave. & Qualicom Pl. -70 p. Dr, Mahood 28 p. DALLAS/ For more information BATCHELOR BARNHARTVALE Rte 403 405-482 Greenstone please call the Rte 175 – Norfolk Crt, Norview Rte 701 - Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Tod Cres. –Department 27 p. Circulation at Pl, 821-991 Norview Rd. – 38 p. Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, Bestwick 250-374-0462 901-935 Todd Rd. – 92 p. Rte 184 - 2077-2097 Crt E & W, 98-279 Bestwick We Saddleback currently have the Dr, 2001-2071 Rte 710 - 1350-1399 Dr, Morrisey Pl. – 47 p. following full-time Stagecoach Dr. – 31positions p. Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane, Rte 410 - 56-203 Arrowstone available: 1300-1399 Todd Rd. - 43 p, Dr, Silverthrone Cres. – 47 p. WESTMOUNT/ Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, WESTSYDE Rte 449ENDS - Assiniboine Rd, Azure ROLL AVAILABLE Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. Rte 257 - Alpine Terr, Community Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p. Porcupine Wood Products located $5-$10/ ROLL Pl, 2192-2207 Grasslands Blvd, Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rte - 990 BC Gleneagles in 457 Salmo is a leading producer of Grasslands Pl, 881-936 McQueen Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 1365 B Dalhousie Drive, Dr, Monarch Dr, 1810-1896 western red cedar products, supplying Dr, Woodhaven Dr. – 53 p. Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Springhill Dr, Tolima BC Crt. - 50 p. Kamloops, premium products forViking the North Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 258 - 806-879 McQueen Rte 458 - 803-980 Gleneagles call for availability American lumber markets. Rte For754 more thanDr, Dr, Perryville Pl. – 36 p. - Hillview Dr, Glen Nevis Pl, Glenesk 25 years, we have been delivering top250-374-7467 Mountview Dr. – 40 p. Rte 260 - 2040–2185 Pl, Glenshee Pl. – 88 p. quality lumber products Rte to 759 our–valued Westsyde Rd. – 24 p. Beverly Pl, 6724Rte 461 - Glen Gary Dr, Glen customers. We are leaders 7250 in sustainable Furrer Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Gary Pl, Glencoe Pl. & 700-799 Full details can be found on forest management and Rd, in Stockton converting Rd. – 40 p. Gleneagles Dr. – 48 p. www.localwork.ca wood residuals into renewable energy. Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer Rte 474 - Coppertree Crt, As we continue to grow Rd, our company Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Trophy Crt. – 22 p. Apply with resume to: and our markets, find outPearse howPl,you Urbancan Rd. – 57 p.

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