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JANUARY 31, 2020 | Volume 33 No. 10

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DID YOU KNOW? Batchelor Drive and Batchelor Heights are named for Owen S. Batchelor, a CPR worker and prospector who ran a stamp mill in the area early in the 20th century. — Kamloops Museum and Archives

The Hive wants to be new biz district CITY’S EXPANDED TAX-EXEMPT BYLAW HELPED LAUNCH AMBITIOUS PLAN A street-level view of what The Hive may look like once the development is finished. In the plans are three office buildings, the first of which will be five storeys tall and span 45,000 square feet. While the trio of buildings will rise on what is now Delta Hotel and paid public parking lots, The Hive will feature surface stalls and two levels of underground parking.

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A commercial development announced this week could bring hundreds of new jobs to Kamloops, according to one city councillor. The first phase of The Hive Kamloops will be a five-storey, 45,000-square-foot building at the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Lansdowne Street, with two levels of underground parking. Urban Systems has committed to move its head office to the development to anchor the first phase. The development is slated to include a total of three buildings, eventually occupying just about all of the parking lot to the north and east of the Delta Kamloops, formerly Hotel 540, between Victoria and Lansdowne streets and between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The trio of buildings will house office space, with retail on the ground floors. There will be no residential units. There will be undgeround and surface parking stalls, with electric-vehicle charging stations included. “The hope is this is going to create hundreds of new good-paying, long-term jobs in Kamloops,” Coun. Mike O’Reilly told KTW. “There are a lot of companies that have been looking at Kamloops but there’s nowhere to go. This is the first new office development in Kamloops in more than a decade.” The announcement comes on the heels of the City of Kamloops’ decision to expand its permissive tax exemption bylaw in the downtown and North Kamloops business district to commercial developments. “The recent changes to the revitalization tax exemption bylaws approved by council contributed to the decision to move the vision for The Hive from a yellow light to a green light,” O’Reilly said. “I believe this announcement is just the beginning and I look forward to many more new commercial developments in the downtown and the north shore in the coming years” A&T Developments principal Frank Quinn said The Hive will be the first office-space development in the city in nearly 20 years. “One of the biggest issues that Kamloops has had now for the last 18 years — the last time there was new office development in the city — is potential employers are coming to town and looking for A-class space and it just doesn’t exist,” he said. “Employees are insisting on space that is bike-accessible, open to the outdoors, secure underground parking, windows that open,

environmentally friendly, sustainable — and looks sustainable,” Quinn said. “None of that has existed here, but it has in a whole bunch of other communities. Our vision was to build this anchor, the first phase, to show employers that this is going to happen in Kamloops.” Quinn said the first phase is expected to cost about $20 million. Shovels should be in the ground by May, he said, projecting completion about 18 to 24 months after that. “It’s a lot of risk, but our hope is that as we move forward, we’ll bring in some big employers,” he said. Bryan Pilbeam, vice-president of Invictus Properties, said the development was aided by support in the city. “A project like this doesn’t happen without community support and we thank the city for their leadership and the Downtown and North Shore BIAs for their support in making this new building a reality,” he said. Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said the project has the potential to change downtown. “The Hive development marks a new chapter for our city and will continue the revitalization of downtown Kamloops,” he said. “The building and vision for the site will create new business opportunities for companies based in and out of Kamloops, showcasing the quality of life we enjoy in our city.” The project has been designed by Vancouver-based architects MCM and will be built by A&T and run by Invictus Properties.

Quinn said the idea has been in the works “for several years.” Urban Systems principal Therese Zulinick said she is looking forward to moving her offices into the space. “We are excited to continue our work of helping to build vibrant communities,” she said. “Working for 44 years in our spirited hometown, we have seen our community grow and thrive and are looking forward to experiencing this next chapter.” According to O’Reilly, The Hive has the potential to attract many new businesses that previously passed on Kamloops. “What we don’t have is high-quality, class-A office space and that’s what national firms and provincial firms are after,” he said. “Right now, Kamloops doesn’t have that.” Quinn said he hopes to see The Hive accelerate revitalization in the downtown core. “Our vision for the downtown is a sustainable one, and this building will be built with that in mind,” he said. “We want to see downtown being a place where people not only live, but really to make it work we have to have people working downtown. “Once there are more people working downtown, what will follow this office development is more high-end residential development downtown.” Quinn said the second phase of The Hive is in the planning stage and developers are in talks with a potential anchor.

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ARENA SAFETY WEEK FREE SKATE

February 11, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street

The City will host its second annual Arena Safety Week February 3–9. A free public skate to celebrate Arena Safety Week is planned for Friday, February 7, 10:00 am–12:00 noon, at the Sandman Centre, followed by free Fanboni rides from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

February 11, 2020 (new location) 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Valley First Lounge, Sandman Centre February 24, 2020 2:00 pm - Community Relations Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street West

During the public skate—which is on a non-instructional day for students—residents will have the opportunity to take photos with the Zamboni and test their arena safety skills to be entered to win prizes. Everyone is welcome.

February 25, 2020 10:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street

Arena Safety Week also includes hands-on opportunities to reinforce arena safety procedures that keep workers and the public safe. Employees participate in training simulations that utilize their safety knowledge, and media are invited to tour facilities and learn about their safety protocols. For more information on Arena Safety Week, visit:

March 2, 2020 1:30 pm - Civic Operations Committee Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street

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March 10, 2020 10:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street

Council Meeting Recap Sign up for the Council Highlights e-newsletter at: Kamloops.ca/Subscribe

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

Vote by mail - Kamloops Centre for the Arts Referendum If you expect to be absent from the city during Advance or General Voting Days on March 25, April 1, or April 4, 2020, or if you have a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects your ability to vote at a voting opportunity, you can apply to vote by mail. Applications can be obtained online after February 3 at Kamloops.ca/Referendum; by contacting Legislative Services Division in person or by mail at 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2; by phone at 250-828-3483; or by email to legislate@kamloops.ca. To ensure your vote will be counted, your mail ballot, along with all required documentation, must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 pm on April 4, 2020.

Report an issue: 250-828-3461 For after-hours emergencies, press 1

2020 DOG LICENCES

PUBLIC BUDGET MEETING

The deadline to purchase or renew your dog licence is this Saturday, February 1. Within city limits, all dogs aged six months or older require a licence.

The Public Budget Meeting in February is a key budget cycle activity. At the meeting, the City will update residents on the 2020–2024 Five-Year Financial Plan and the proposed supplemental items along with potential funding sources.

Renewal notices have been mailed out and contain all of the information you need to renew online at Kamloops.ca/MyCity. Pay online via credit card or with one of the new payment options: Visa Debit, Mastercard Debit, or Interac Online. To register for a NEW dog licence, visit Kamloops.ca/Dogs. The City will then email you an account number and access code to complete your payment online. Please note we are currently experiencing longer than usual processing times. New tags will be mailed out as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience. To complete your registration or renewal in person, visit Bylaw Services at 1303 Mission Flats Road or City Hall at 7 Victoria Street West.

The public will have the opportunity to provide feedback on what has been updated or deleted in the provisional budget as well as share ideas and comments on the supplemental budget items, including ideas for future consideration. The planning process is continuous, and projects can take multiple years to implement. By sharing your priorities and participating in the City’s budget process, you can help create a strong future for Kamloops.

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LEARN MORE AND ASK A QUESTION On April 4, 2020, electors will vote to decide if they are “in favour of the City of Kamloops borrowing up to $45 million to construct a Kamloops Centre for the Arts?” The City recognizes the importance of providing factual, transparent, and easy-to-understand information that will empower residents to make a decision at the polls this spring. Between now and April 4, there are multiple methods and opportunities for residents to easily access the details and facts of the Kamloops Centre for the Arts project and the referendum process, including information sessions that will be held on February 12 and 13. To get involved and learn more online, visit: LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/KCA • Ask a question - review questions asked by fellow residents or ask your own question • Join a conversation - participate in a community dialogue • Learn more - find details on upcoming information sessions

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

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES • CGAC Infrastructure Project - Ask a question • Kamloops Centre for the Arts Referendum - Ask a question • Budget 2020 - Updates, infographics, ask a question, share an idea

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Council gives nod to major Canada Games Pool project FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED FOR LAST SIX MONTHS OF 2020 KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

As expected, Kamloops council on Tuesday approved a staff recommendation that will see the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in the Tournament Capital Centre close for the latter half of this year while a maintenance project is completed. The City of Kamloops will undertake a $13.5-million maintenance project in the building, with the pool facility set to close following the Swim BC Provincials, which will wrap up on June 28. The aquatic centre, which was built, in the early 1990s, is scheduled to re-open on Jan. 2, 2021, in time for another major swim meet. In the months between, the city will extend hours at the outdoor pool at the Brock Recreation Centre at the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre, with those facilities seeing changes in swim lesson and public swimming times. In addition, the city will reimburse all affected members. While the aquatic centre at the Tournament Capital Centre will close for six months, 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 staff is recommending council approve the revised $13.5-million budget 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. The project will see replacement of the roof and walls, the mechanical system, the electrical system, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, system, the lighting (with LED fixtures) and the boilers (with energy-efficient options). In addition, the city will replace the hot tub, sauna and steam room with more energy-efficient options, repaint the natatorium (building housing the pool), 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 and install a public address system, which is required for public safety communications. Included in the renovation will be a complete overhaul of the wet and dry change rooms and the creation of more individual change rooms to improve accessibility and security.

“Personal safety and security of property are priorities at the TCC,” said Sean Smith, the city’s business operations and events supervisor. “The change room renovations will address the public concerns we’ve heard and will create an environment that is inclusive and accessible for all users.” The report to council stated 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 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.

Correction Meanwhile, the next planned project for the Tournament Capital Centre is replacement of Hillside Stadium’s turf. The stadium will be closed in June and re-open in July as crews replace the turf playing field. An incorrect cost estimate was included in an article on the subject in the Jan. 29 edition of KTW. In fact, the estimated cost of replacing the turf in the stadium is pegged at between $500,000 and $600,000.

Matthew (grd 12, Norkam) is the captian of his school rugby team. He referees rugby, enjoys lifting weights and participates in eight school clubs. On both the effort and honour rolls throughout high school, he finds time to volunteer for a myriad of community causes After graduation, he hopes to play rugby, while pursuing education in psychology or kinesiology. Matthew receives a $50 Sport Chek gift certificate, and he is entered as our fifth of ten finalists for the $1000 Scholarship.

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TRAVEL PASSION: Exotic Destinations & Adventure Travel This was truly the trip of a lifetime. The history in Johannesburg, the animals in Kruger Park were unbelievable, the Beauty and scenery of Cape Town and the amazing capital city of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia made this an unforgettable experience. In South Africa my visit started in the busy city of Johannesburg, the highlight of which was visiting the Apartheid Museum, touring Soweto and the highlight for me was Lilesleaf Farms where Nelson Mandela was hiding before his arrest. Our guide thru Lilesleaf was a former prisoner who fought against Apartheid, it was s sobering yet fascinating tour. We spent 3 fabulous days in the Kruger National Park area, enjoyed 2 full days of game drives where we saw “the Big 5” both days, plus many many other African animals, in some cases so close that we could almost reach out and touch them. There are truly no words to describe the experience! A dream come true! Next we were off to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town where we visited Table Mountain, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. From here we could view the city of Cape Town, Robbin Island where Mandela was imprisoned and Lion’s Head. We took a day trip and to explore the coastal scenery of the Cape Peninsula & Cape Point, stopping for a visit with the penguins at Boulders Beach. Had a lovely lunch here and headed back to Cape Town. Stellenbosch was the next stop. Here we spent the best day, volunteering for the Pebbles Project which helps local children. We spent the day painting, doing minor repairs, decorating classrooms, preparing lunch for the children and most importantly playing and interacting with the children. From South Africa we were off to Ethiopia where we toured the city of Addis Ababa , spent a touring the countryside including stops at a monastery, the Gemma Gorge, viewed the gelada baboons and had lunch at a local village.

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The feedback we receive is that acts will bypass Kamloops for more adequately sized venues for their performances, which is typically something between what Sagebrush Theatre and Sandman Centre can offer, or significantly larger than Sandman Centre. In addition, touring acts often require several available dates in succession as they build out their tour schedule. Sagebrush Theatre has very limited availability and Sandman Centre is primarily home to a WHL team whose schedule dictates the facility’s availability. Q: If big names play arenas in Kelowna and Penticton (for example, Jerry Seinfeld played Prospera Place in Kelowna), does the venue really make a difference? A: Big names or touring groups understand their market and expected ticket sales and want to perform in appropriately sized spaces. For example, if an artist’s niche is to perform to an audience of 1,200 to 1,500 people, they are not inclined to perform in a venue that seats 2,200 to 2,500, as it gives the appearance they were not successful in that market and it alters the experience that they are hoping to give their audience. Similarly, artists that have been performing and selling in venues with 10,000-plus seats do not choose venues with less than 5,000 seats, as they would have to charge a significantly higher

ticket price to cover their production costs with a limited number of seats, even if the performance is sold out. Q: If Kamloops doesn’t support some shows at Sandman Centre, why build this facility? A: Events at Sandman Centre are typically very well supported. Often when performances come to Kamloops, their only venue option is Sandman Centre; however, not every performer aims to sell out a 5,000-seat arena when they tour. Given the limitations of transforming a hockey arena into a performance venue, the audience may look undersold even though the performers ticket sales objectives are met or exceeded. The 1,200-seat theatre in the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts would provide an appropriately sized performance venue for these types of shows. Q: What big names and how many acts would perform at a venue with 1,200 seats? A: The Canadian Tenors and the Barenaked Ladies are two examples of acts that would prefer the Kamloops Centre for the Arts over Sandman Centre. Typically, any performance in Sandman Centre where the stage is set up to the west of the score clock would be better suited to a 1,200-seat theatre than a converted hockey arena.

Q: Are there enough people in Kamloops to sustain Kamloops Centre for the Arts? A: Kamplan, the city’s Official Community Plan, estimates Kamloops will reach a population of approximately 120,000 by 2039. Kamloops already has more than 70 organized arts and culture groups and saw more than 3,800 children and youth register in arts and culture programs in 2019. The Kamloops Centre for the Arts would provide a venue for these groups, as well as many civic uses. Q: Is the city relying on tourism to support Kamloops Centre for the Arts? If so, how many tourists currently travel for events at Sagebrush Theatre? A: While the Kamloops Centre for the Arts is not dependent on tourism dollars, it would provide an excellent opportunity to build programs that support tourism and expand on what Kamloops has to offer visitors. In addition, the facility would allow us to host a variety of touring performances that do not currently stop in Kamloops and could attract audiences from out of town. Q: Will the city livestream performances and ensure the facility could include Esports, which are increasingly popular? A: The Kamloops Centre for the Arts would have the capability to livestream; however, there may be contractual situations that exist with some performers.

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n light of the ongoing debate over the April 4 Kamloops Centre for the Arts referendum and the impending annual property tax hike that will probably come in somewhere around 2.5 per cent, it is a good time to remind us all of the value of some debt. Credit card debt that accumulates from too many trips to the pub is definitely bad debt. A mortgage on a house, on the other hand, is considered good debt. There are times when one — be it a person or a city — has to borrow money so even more cash can be saved in the future. Proponents of the aforementioned arts centre would argue borrowing $45 million this year and paying it back over a number of years is prudent financial management because the arts centre will eventually need to be built, and the cost will only increase for every year it is delayed. Opponents of the proposal would disagree — and continue to so, vehemently. Not receiving nearly as much vitriol from the public are maintenance projects that need to be completed now and then. Case in point is the decision this week by city council to increase the budget of the Canada Games Pool project by about $4 million so crews can tackle a number of issues that were scheduled to be dealt with in the next few years. So, rather than only work on the guts of the facility — replacing the roof and walls, the mechanical system, the electrical system, the HVAC system, the lighting and the boilers — additional projects will be included, including replacement of the hot tub, sauna and steam room and renovations of change rooms. Spending a bit more money now will save the city from spending a substantial amount of money a few years later — a logical explanation that likely explains why most public response to the project we have seen has been positive.

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n an emergency, the good thing about a dictatorship is that it can respond very fast. The bad thing is that it won’t respond at all until the dictator-in-chief says it should. All the little dictators who flourish in this sort of system won’t risk their positions by passing bad news up the line until the risk of being blamed for delay outweighs the risk of being blamed for the emergency in the first place. You can see how this works if you consider China’s response to the emergence of nCov-2019 (novel coronavirus 2019), a new viral threat potentially as serious as the SARS virus of 2003. Some things it has done well, but others it did very badly. Local health authorities in Wuhan, the city of 11 million in central China where the virus first appeared, spotted it on Dec. 31, when only a few dozen cases had come to their attention. That’s as fast as you could ask and they promptly shut down the seafood and wild game market where the victims caught the disease. Score: 9 out of 10. China’s national health authorities also acted fast. On Jan. 9, they announced they had a brand new coronavirus on their hands and, just one day later, they released its full genetic sequence online so medical researchers worldwide could start working on it. Elapsed time: 11 days. Known deaths at that point: one. Score: 10 out of 10. But these are medical professionals, doing their duty according to internationally agreed protocols. We don’t know what they

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WATCH recommended to China’s political authorities at that point, but they must have called for widespread testing and probably also for travel restrictions to control the spread of the virus. But nobody dared to rock the boat and nothing was done. A pause here to recall how you control the spread of a new infectious disease for which there is no vaccine, nor any effective cure. You isolate the victims as soon as they are identified and give them what medical support you can. Some will die, but most will usually survive. And if you do that soon enough and thoroughly enough, the global pandemic never gets going. Now, back to what happened in China. The medical people did their job, but the political people did not. It was two more weeks before the city of Wuhan was cut off from the rest of the country and the world. Lunar New Year, the biggest holiday in China’s calendar, was coming up fast, but nothing was done, although half the population

goes home for a visit at this time every year. Now Wuhan is in lockdown, but Mayor Zhou Xianwang admits that five-million people left the city for the Lunar New Year celebrations. But it looks decisive. Score: 2 out of 10. President Xi Jinping finally spoke on Jan. 25, saying China faces a “grave situation.” Now the system is racing to do what it should have been done two weeks ago. Too bad, but this pandemic (if that is what it becomes) will probably be on the same scale as the SARS virus, and that is not really horrific — deaths in the high hundreds or a few thousands worldwide. The mortality rate among those who catch it appears to be about two per cent, compared to one per cent for ordinary seasonal influenza. And the ordinary flu kills about 400,000 (mostly elderly) people every year worldwide, with about 3,500 of those deaths occurring in Canada. However, one of these days, something like the 1918 virus that caused the Spanish influenza pandemic will again emerge. That killed roughly 50-million people worldwide out of a global population only a quarter of what it is now. Since Chinese food markets now seem to be a prime source of dangerous new flu-related viruses, the Chinese government has a particular responsibility to contain them early. The Chinese doctors will do their duty, as always, but it would be nice if China had its political act a bit more together before then.


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DAY CARE LOCATION AN ISSUE OPPOSED TO THE ARTS CENTRE Editor: Bills are piling up for Kamloops taxpayers. Millions will be spent to fix roads and upgrade pipes underneath, which is needed, and more to fill in potholes. More money may be spent on a refrigerated outdoor rink. The proposed arts centre is not required. Taxpayers are burdened enough without having to pay more to build things that do not do any good for the average taxpayer.. Garry Forgaard Kamloops Editor: I’m curious how long city council is going to keep pushing for the “yes” answer it so desperately wants for the proposed arts centre. The referendum in 2015 was rejected by voters and that should have ended the discussion. But because a wealthy family is willing to donate toward the cause, the city is again spending money to promote the idea. The more council pushes the arts centre, the easier it is for me to say no. I’m concerned about what other issues council will push until it gets the answers it wants. Council’s stance seems like bully tactics. Donna Szucs Kamloops

Editor: Re: Lois Hollstedt’s letter of Jan. 22 (‘Day care is great addition to Sagebrush neighbourhood’): Some Sagebrush neighbourhood residents were at first enthused by the Children’s Circle Daycare project. Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association board members quickly declared support, but after considering the details, board members and residents noted some problems. There will be more traffic noise and pollution, starting at 7:30 a.m. when kiddies are dropped off at day care and lasting until 9 a.m. as students in area schools arrive. End-of-day traffic starts at 2:30 p.m. when elementary students get out of school and will continue to 6 p.m. or later with day care pickups and residents returning home. The area is already overburdened by traffic as we must use Columbia Street to enter and exit the neighbourhood, confronting

bottlenecks and long waits as we try to mix with Columbia’s commuter traffic. There is no standard curriculum neighbourhood elementary school for kids to walk to and from, but three schools of choice bring traffic from all over the city, as does the high school. Schools bring 2,200 people daily into the neighbourhood, which has a population of about 2,550. New condos, in-fill housing, Sagebrush Theatre, two churches and home-based day cares add even more traffic. Air quality is a concern, with high levels of PM2.5 toxins from highway traffic just above the day care. Refer to the Kamloops Physicians for a Healthy Environment (online at kphe.ca) and Kamloops Moms for Clean Air (search the group on Facebook) for information on air pollution and children’s health. Most disappointing is the seeming lack of research (no air quality monitoring at

the site) or interest by day care staff, board members or City of Kamloops regarding air quality. Ironically, the Children’s Circle Daycare Centre was started by Royal Inland Hospital nurses in a house on hospital grounds for use by RIH staff. Are these health-care professionals now willing to send their children into the toxic environment of the new location? People should not demean the attempts by Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association board and members, and area residents, to halt an unhealthy project for children and the neighbourhood. The shovels aren’t in the ground yet, so we could all take a pause to research and investigate alternatives. Trish Keegan Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association member Kamloops

FIREWOOD FIASCO NEEDS TO SOON BE FIXED Editor: Re: The Jan. 17 KTW story about the government seizure of firewood Rick Farr salvaged from fallen trees on Crown land (‘No relief for man who lost firewood ‘retirement fund’): The bad news is there are now 200 households scrambling to find firewood in the middle of winter. Even worse, some of these households include desperate seniors, thanks to the timing

of some overzealous bureaucrats looking to satisfy the letter of the law. As reported, there are taxes and stumpage fees due. Well, will the civil servants who can resolve this matter please step up and expedite the process before the wood rots and/or senior citizens end up adding to the burden on our health-care system? When the RCMP wants to unload excess stolen bicycles officers have recovered,

Read more letters online at kamloopsthisweek.com Mounties are quick to auction them off and distribute the proceeds somewhere. Where is our provincial government’s empathy for the consequences of its actions on the rural community? While this wood is not distributed, a void is created that, sadly, is sometimes filled

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drugs and consumed lines twice. When they went to buy cocaine a third time, around midnight, they were unknowingly sold heroin. After snorting the substance, each of the women overdosed and were revived by Naloxone. Police tested powder found in the house after the women passed out and it came up positive for heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. Under questioning from defence lawyer Eric Rines, one of the women said she “could have been talking to Mickey Mouse” when allegedly speaking to Meldrum.

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An Abbotsford man accused of murdering his girlfriend in a Kamloops hotel in 2016 was literally “throwing money around” at the nearby casino in the hours before the slaying while inviting strangers to party in his suite, a judge has been told. Debra Novacluse, 52, was found dead in a first-floor room at the Super 8 Motel in Aberdeen on Aug. 27, 2016. David Miller, now 69, was arrested days later in Ontario and is now standing trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops on one count of first-degree murder. Since his trial began more than two weeks ago, court has heard multiple mentions of a “girl with pink hair” who was in the suite prior to Novacluse’s death. She testified on Thursday. Jessica Roth said she met Miller at Cascades Casino on Aug. 26, 2016. “He wore a cowboy hat and he was throwing money around,” she said. “I picked up $100 that he threw.” Roth streamed a 14-minute Facebook Live video outside the casino with Miller. The video, which was played in court, shows a gregarious Miller talking to a number of people and bragging about how much money he had. “Three-hundred-dollar Raybans,” he said at the start of the video, putting on his sunglasses. “Polarized.” In the video, Roth started talking about Miller: “This is the guy

The body of Debra Novacluse was found in the Super 8 Motel in Aberdeen on Aug. 27, 2016.

who gave me $100. He just threw it on the ground because he’s a baller.” Miller then began asking Roth to join him at the Super 8. “Free drinks at the Super 8, Room 112,” he said. “It’s a smoking room and it’s a double-bedded room. I already pre-approved it with the manager. He’s coming over for a drink. And there’s free taxis and valet on me.” Though she protested in the video, Roth told court she eventually agreed to go to Miller’s hotel room. She took a male friend with her. “There was a whole bunch of alcohol on the dresser or the counter or whatever,” she said of the suite. “One bed was made up. There was a woman in bed, but she didn’t look like she was up to partying that night. She looked like she had been crying.”

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After two summers of patrols on both sides of the river, redshirted CAP Team members will not return to the North Shore in 2020. North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) executive director Jeremy Heighton said the decision was made after conversations with the ASK Wellness Society, city bylaws staff and Kamloops RCMP. CAP Team stands for Customer Care and Patrol Team, a program that sees young people working to direct tourists and help the homeless. The program started in 2004 in the downtown core and was expanded to North Kamloops on a pilot basis for the summers

of 2018 and 2019. Heighton said the North Shore CAP Team patrols had become more street outreach than promotion, so the NSBIA board looked at how to best deal with street issues. “When the board looked at the function of the CAP Team, which is largely community ambassadorial, we looked at whether the CAP Team was appropriate for this side of the river,” he said. “What we determined was it’s not. We determined we need to have appropriate street outreach from ASK Wellness, appropriate bylaws enforcement by the City of Kamloops and appropriate patrols from RCMP. “We need to provide more support to those agencies.” Heighton said the North Shore typically hosts about three largescale events per summer, com-

pared to approximately 50 such events downtown, providing a lot more work for CAP patrollers. He also noted the number of tourists visiting downtown Kamloops on a daily basis throughout the summer. “Right now, it’s a better fit for downtown than it is for here,” he said. “We may revisit this in a couple of years, but right now it’s not the right fit.” The CAP Team was not a large item in the NSBIA’s budget. Heighton said the North Shore patrols cost about $30,000 per year, $20,000 of which was covered by the city. CAP patrols had taken place on the North Shore between May and September. Since 2015, patrols in the downtown core have been yearround.

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HOLMES IS WHERE THE For people who have to frequently drive the Coquihalla Highway in the winter, they no doubt check the drivebc.com website for road conditions before they head out. They may find some closures or vehicle incidents and need to consider taking the Fraser Canyon route. Hopefully, they will put off their travel plans if all the roads seem treacherous and they can put off their trip for a day. Sometimes in a relationship, there are also obstacles people come across that may need to be re-assessed. Sometimes, a detour is necessary. Much like driving to Vancouver in the winter, taking it extra slow or considering a different route with respect to relationships just means a change in plans. Recently, I have been hearing of a number of relationships that have dissolved. I feel sad when I hear such news. For many of us who have gone through a divorce or tough break-up, the news can take us back to that time in our lives — and can sting. I think that’s a healthy connection for us physiologically, to remind us to not take our relationships for granted and to work hard on them to avoid what we have already been through. The reasons for some of these break-ups are surprising to me. I was expecting to hear the usual culprits of infidelity, addiction or finances. But a familiar refrain was “We were going in different directions.” This had me thinking and wanting to dig a bit deeper on the topic because, depending on the direction you were planning on going, is there not a possible detour that can be used? At what point in a relationship do you realize you are going in different directions? I understand if a young couple gets together and, after the six-month mark, it turns out one person really wants to have children and the other person does not. That’s a big one. No detour there. It doesn’t make sense to try to force a person to change their mind, as they could end up resenting you.

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Another possible different direction is for folks in their 50s or 60s who are starting a relationship later in life with someone new, with both deciding to keep their separate residences and not live together. (I wrote a column on this topic last year called Living apart together.) If, after a few years into the union, one person has a change of heart and wants to move in and the other still does not, that could be a different direction. There is more potential for a compromise in this one, so, depending on how important the relationship is to you, maybe a detour is possible. There are some different directions that definitely fall into the deal-breaker category. For example, if your spouse of many years suddenly starts smoking, partying every day or gambling, I don’t think Google maps will help with that and it’s more likely an intervention is necessary. I think some people tend to use “different direction” as an easy excuse to get out of a relationship. The hardest part of being a matchmaker is when one of my couples dissolves after a long time together. It’s only natural that there are going to be break-ups. In fact, truth be told, I have far more couples split up than remain together.

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(Did I just admit that? By the way, I am still holding strong with 25 long-term couples still together.) Before you decide for certain if you are going in different directions, consider this helpful suggestion prior to it getting to that point. These questions are for all couples of all ages, regardless of whether they are living together: 1. Have a weekly meeting. After dinner, put away all of the dishes and sit down at a clean table with no distractions. That means phones off, TV off and the only thing you have is a pen and paper. Here are some examples of questions. You can add your own the week leading up to your meeting. It’s important to remember this chat is not meant to be accusatory, but is intended to serve as a genuine check-in on your plans. a) Still planning on having kids in the next couple of years? b) Still on track to retire in a couple years? c) Are we still planning on relocating to be closer to grandkids? d) How is our relationship? Romance? Date nights? Intimacy? e) How are we both doing with our health and fitness plans? Actually meeting weekly allows you to stay on track and feel you are both going in the same direction. If, at any point during these sessions, something presents itself that comes as a surprise or a red flag, that’s a great opportunity to address it. Perhaps you consider counselling. By staying the course, you won’t need that compass to determine which direction you are both heading. The important part is you are heading there together. It’s also crucial that you hold each other accountable. Don’t simply agree and make statements you think your partner wants to hear. If you are truly not on the same page, honesty is better now before it’s too late. If you need direction in finding a perfect match, it doesn’t require a map, a download or even a compass. You just need to send an email to holmes@wheretheheartis.ca.

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A Kamloops man who molested a nine-year-old girl before sexually assaulting her mother should be jailed for 18 months, a judge has been told. Wesley West, 32, has pleaded guilty to one count each of sexual interference of a person under 16 and sexual assault stemming from an incident in a North Shore apartment on March 27, 2019. Court heard West was one of a number of people gathered at the house for a small party when the host fell asleep on a recliner in the living room. Her three children were sleeping in a nearby bedroom. Crown prosecutor Tim Livingston said West entered the bedroom and groped a nine-year-old girl under her clothes. He then went into the living room and attempted to perform oral sex on the woman sleeping on the recliner.

She woke up and told him to stop. Livingston said the woman called police the next day. West, who is First Nations, was described in court as having a “chaotic” upbringing. Livingston described him as someone “suffering from the intergenerational effects of the residential school system.” Court heard West had been released from prison following a sentence for a previous sexual assault less than a month before the March incident. In pitching an 18-month joint submission, Livingston and defence lawyer John Gustafson said West hopes to seek sex offender treatment in prison. “There needs to be a lengthy enough jail sentence in this case to allow for treatment, but also to not lose sight of the fact that Mr. West is still a relatively young man,” Livingston said. “Rehabilitation is not off the table at this point.” B.C. Supreme Court Justice Len Marchand is expected to sentence West on Friday.

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B.C.’s highest court has dismissed the appeal of a Kamloops man who stabbed his roommate to death four years ago following a fight over money. Dennis Adolph, 49, was found dead on Jan. 26, 2016, in a suite at the 4 Seasons motel in Valleyview. Gordon Camille, 69, was sentenced to six years in a federal penitentiary following a 2018 manslaughter conviction in connection with Adolph’s death. Adolph died of blood loss, having been stabbed once in the abdomen. At trial, court heard the deceased’s blood-alcohol level at the time of his death was 0.40 — five times the legal limit

Dennis Adolph was killed on Jan. 26, 2016.

to drive and potentially deadly on its own, according to the doctor who performed the autopsy on the body. Camille was arrested hours after Adolph’s body was found. He told police the two had been arguing about money, but he did not admit to stabbing Adolph. A knife found in the suite had Adolph’s blood on the blade and Camille’s DNA on the handle. Camille appealed his conviction, arguing the trial judge failed to prop-

erly consider accidental or deliberate self-harm — that Adolph stabbed himself. In a decision dated Monday, Jan. 27, a threejudge B.C. Court of Appeal panel dismissed Camille’s appeal. “In my view, the trial judge’s reasons, when read as a whole, do not contain any errors and the verdict was reasonable and supported by the evidence,” B.C. Court of Appeal Justice Elizabeth Bennett wrote in the decision. Camille has a lengthy criminal record, including another manslaughter conviction in 1984. In that case, he drunkenly shot his spouse while she sat in an outhouse. He also served time for two separate stabbings in Kamloops — one in 1998 and the other in 2009.

Correction A story in the Jan. 24 edition of Kamloops This Week contained one piece of incorrect information. On page A18, the story, Woman in love triangle murder granted absences, stated Barbara Myers, the mother of slain man Tyler Myers, hugged the

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CRIMES OF THE WEEK SHOTS Burglar was dressed in black; help expose him to the light of justice On Friday, Jan. 17, a man broke into an apartment building and stole items. He appears to be white and has darkcoloured facial hair. He was wearing a black hoodie under a black jacket that has “Urban System” written on the back. He was carrying a green cross-body bag. If you have information on his identity, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Sahali shoplifter sought On Sunday, Jan. 26, a man shoplifted items from a Sahali store. When he was confronted by a staff member, the suspect pushed him and ran away. He is white and was wearing a black and grey jacket with a red ball cap. Do you know his name? Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Wanted For: Assault with a Weapon. Uttering Threats. Disguise Face with Intent. Fail to Comply with Recognizance.

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Mall shoplifter had distinctive facial flaws On Saturday, Jan. 18, a man stole from a store in Aberdeen Mall. He is white, with shoulder-length black hair. His bottom teeth are rotten and, at the time of the robbery, his left eye was swollen and black. He was wearing a navy blue bomber-style winter jacket and a black hoodie under it. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if you can help identify the suspect.

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www.kamloopsCrimeStoppers.ca If you know where any of these people are, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tip line pays up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitives. Remember, Crime Stoppers just wants your information, not your name. Crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does.

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Kamloops Mounties say a fire in a Kamloops motel room on Thursday morning is considered suspicious and they are searching for a man who was registered in the suite at the Travelodge in Aberdeen. Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the man was seen leaving his secondfloor room at 1225 Rogers Way at about 8 a.m., just as witnesses who smelled smoke went to investigate. Shelkie said witnesses saw the man leave the room, jump into a pickup truck and drive away. “This man is believed to be the same man who was registered in the room,” Shelkie said. “Hotel registration information is being investigated; however, at this time, the name and licence plate that the man supplied has not yielded a positive identification.” He is white, in his mid-30s, with facial hair. When he regis-

Kamloops Mounties are looking for this man and his truck following a fire at the Travelodge motel in Aberdeen.

tered at the Travelodge, the man was wearing a blue button-down shirt with a red T-shirt underneath and a red ball cap worn backwards. When he was seen leaving the hotel room, the man was wearing a grey sweater. He was driving a partially lifted, black Ford pickup truck with an Alberta license plate. The truck has a broken left tail light. Shelkie said the motel room has been secured until fire investigators can enter. Kamloops Fire Rescue pla-

toon Capt. Wade Lindoff said the blaze was contained to one suite, noting there were no injuries. “It was gutted, but there was no extension to adjacent suites on each side or above,” he said, adding he heard from the hotel’s manager that there was no one inside the suite when fire crews arrived. Anybody with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Group to look at incentives After approving tax breaks for commercial development downtown and in North Kamloops, the city is setting up an advisory group to look at further incentives, which could promote development with emphasis on the environment and livability. The city’s development and sustainability committee has sent a recommendation to council to approve terms of reference for the revitalization tax exemption engagement group. The group will consist of city staff and representatives from the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, the North Shore Business Improvement Association, the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association and the public. The advisory group will provide professional advice

to an existing standing committee, tasked with reviewing bylaws around revitalization tax exemptions. The exemptions allow certain kinds of development to be exempt from property tax for a set time in order to promote renovations or new builds in certain areas of the city. City development director Marvin Kwiatkowski said that in addition to the commercial incentives previously approved by council, other avenues that can be explored include encouraging accessibility and energy improvements. Councillors Arjun Singh, Sadie Hunter and Dieter Dudy unanimously approved sending the recommendation to approve the new advisory group.


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At an upcoming committee of the whole meeting, Kamloops council will dive into significant efforts to support emissions reductions goals. The city is working toward a climate action plan and last year approved aligning itself with ambitious global efforts to maintain a 1.5 C temperature increase, as set out in the Paris Agreement. The development and sustainability committee has heard that a consultant will present

to lose an election over the issue of climate change. When he made his pitch to city council last summer to align the city with global goals, he called the issue “non-negotiable.” “It’s not negotiable, in my view,” he said. “I think that’s what we have to really think about. Are we just going to sit here? ... Think about your kids and your grandkids. In my case, my niece and my nephew. I don’t want to give them a world where they said, ‘Arjun, you kicked the can down the road.’” Coun. Dieter Dudy added that council will

“Are we just going to sit here? ... Think about your kids and your grandkids. In my case, my niece and my nephew. I don’t want to give them a world where they said, ‘Arjun, you kicked the can down the road.’

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to council a summary of climate action efforts completed to date, as well as what city sustainability supervisor Glen Cheetham called“big moves” that work toward emissions reduction efforts. Cheetham told the committee that council’s initiative, which was spearheaded by Coun. Arjun Singh, who also chairs the committee, has been a challenge. The city is working with a consultant to develop intensified climate action policies. Singh said when it comes to the options that will be laid out by staff, “ultimately, council has to decide.” Singh previously told KTW he is willing

need to make tough decisions, while some members of the community may disagree. “We have to show bold leadership,” Dudy said. The committee of the whole meeting at which this will be discussed will be held on March 10. As the city focuses on a climate action strategy, it is simultaneously working on an electric vehicle strategy, a single use carry-out bag ban and an energy retrofit program. The city is monitoring the response of the City of Victoria and province, in light of the Supreme Court quashing an attempt by the capital to ban bags.

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“It can’t just be up there grumbling and complaining because you want to grumble and complain,” Bass said. “You’re contributing to the discussion.” She said regardless of a contrary or supportive viewpoint, the public input will help build the base of knowledge upon which the committee makes recommendations to council. “We represent the people. We should hear from the people, too,” Bass said. Last year the city altered its committee structure, creating five standing council committees — community relations, development and sustainability, civic operations, community services, and finance. Each committee includes three city council members, with internal and external working groups providing input.

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whole meeting earlier this month, Coun. Dale Bass told KTW. “Formalizing that is really going to be a good thing,” Bass said. “It gives them [the public] a chance to have input at an earlier stage in the process.” Bass noted other communities utilize public input in their committee structures. “It’s a good thing. I’m thinking in terms of the civic operations [committee] that I’m on, we’re going to be talking about biosolids at some point, with some concrete ideas, and I suspect there would be groups out there that want to come and talk to us about that,” she said. As with public input sessions at regular council meetings, delegations at committee meetings would have a specific amount of time and would need to stick to the topic of discussion.

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Active Tots class at the Tournament Capital Centre was a busy place on Wednesday as Unplug and Play Week is in full swing. Teaching good playtime with her class of youngsters was Joyce Ribalkin, owner of Juniper Joyce’s Home Away From Home family. Clockwise from left are Everlee, Beau, Leyton, Blair, Anthony and Hanna. Unplug and Play Week wraps up this Saturday. For a list of activities, go online to For literacyinkamloops.ca.

Police probe suspected brotherly love of crime KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Two brothers are facing criminal charges after being arrested on successive days this month, allegedly while in possession of stolen excavators. David and Sean Nicholson are brothers who allegedly each stole vehicles with excavators on subse-

quent days, Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said. “We are investigating the likelihood that they assisted each other in these thefts. Also, we believe they may be responsible for other vehicle and/ or excavator thefts in Kamloops and area.” On Jan. 17, Shelkie said a Kamloops

Mountie saw a stolen Ford F350 pickup truck pulling a stolen trailer and excavator on Highway 1, heading west. “When the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver sped away,” Shelkie said. “The officer did not pursue, but did notify Merritt and Ashcroft

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detachments that the vehicle could be heading in their direction.” Later that night, an RCMP officer in Ashcroft officer saw the vehicle and arrested the driver without incident. Charged with possession of stolen property, flight from police and breach of bail conditions is 30-yearold David Edward Nicholson. The next day, Jan. 18, Kamloops RCMP

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received a report of a flat deck truck with an excavator being stolen. Shelkie said the truck and excavator

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were found later that day, with the driver arrested without incident. Charged with pos-

session of stolen property is 32-yearold Sean Patrick Nicholson. Both are in custody and have court dates in February. Police are asking those who work with heavy equipment to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 if they recognize either Nicholson brother as having visited their place of business or having lingered where equipment is parked.

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to deliver cleaner recycling to market. In 2020, staff will be placing found forbidden items in clear plastic bags and leaving the bags hanging on the bins. According to the city, doing so better helps ensure residents understands which items are accepted and which are not, using visual references as opposed to text-heavy tags. The method was adapted from the City of Surrey’s model as a best practice and is recommended and endorsed by

Recycle BC. Each inspection will be electronically tracked and recorded and staff will leave recycling guides and reusable recycling bags to help educate residents about what is accepted in the program. If a cart is found with a large amount of unaccepted material, it is not collected and the resident must remove the contamination prior to next collection. Warnings will be followed by fines of $100.


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Captivating Cappadocia: Turkey’s jewel casket Preserved Byzantine cave paintings and frescos adorn walls and ceilings in the Greme Open Air museum in Cappadocia. The once remote valleys were home to monks and nuns in pursuit of their monastic third-century life. The depictions from the Old and New testaments show the influence of saints and church fathers throughout the Byzantine Empire.

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he music is haunting: a solo flute plays a piercingly sweet melody supported by a soft steady

drumbeat. An expectant hush falls on our audience as five men file into the circular arena and bow with arms crossed against their chests, to a “master” standing at one end. They then take their places in a circle. Clad in long flowing white gowns, brown caps on their heads, they begin to twirl, slowly at first and then gaining speed, skirts fanning out, arms outstretched, eyes closed and heads angled to one side. They are the whirling dervishes of Turkey. “Semâ” as this ceremony is known, dates back to the life of a 13th century Sufi mystic named Rumi, who held the belief all existence is circular, from protons and electrons revolving in an atom, to the orbit of celestial bodies in the firmament. The wheel of creation is the core of all being and the act of whirling awakens a sense of divine oneness with God. The music grows softer and the dervishes, as they spin anticlockwise, seem to be in a spiritual trance — one outstretched palm held upwards to receive heaven’s beneficence, the other turned downwards to transmit blessings to the earth. The notes die away, men open their eyes and come to a halt; they bow once more and then file out to their cells for a period of meditation. The ceremony is a fitting introduction to the area of Turkey we are about to explore. Cappadocia in the central Anatolia region, is Turkey’s jewel casket. It is a treasure trove of ancient sites, artistic marvels and

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extraordinary scenery. As our tour group’s bus rounds a corner late one evening, there is a collective intake of breath. It’s as though a curtain has suddenly been drawn to reveal an eerie landscape of whitecapped limestone peaks standing fold upon fold like an army of pale ghosts looming against the gathering dusk. The next day, at a lookout near the town of Goreme, the scene is a children’s fairy tale book come alive. An enchanted land of twisted rock turrets, mysterious caves, fairy chimneys and gigantic magical mushrooms; a place where rocky outcrops transform themselves into imaginary stone wizards with tall hats, gaping mouths and hollow eyes. Then, a little farther away, at Uchisar an immense creamcoloured limestone cliff pocked

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CHEERS FOR A GREAT CAMPAIGN! The Kamloops This Week Christmas Cheer Fund is proud to distribute more than $44,000 to four worthy Kamloops charities from its 2019 campaign. Cheques for $11,027.46 each are going to: Out of the Cold Kamloops, Y Women’s Emergency Shelter, The Mustard Seed Kamloops and Kamloops Brain Injury Association Thanks to the thousands of people who gave to this year’s campaign to make these donations possible, and thanks to the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo for co-ordinating all our donations once again!

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special low-sensory film screening is set for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Paramount Theatre. The screening of Minions is intended for anyone with sensory issues or who just wants to see a quieter, less visually jarring flick at the theatre. The event was organized by Barriere-area mom Kristine Faulds, who regularly attends events in Kamloops with her son, who does have autism, but not the sensory issues that sometimes go along with it. Faulds said the event should appeal to those with sensory issues, often associated with conditions such as autism, sensory processing disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome or Down syndrome. “The volume will be set to about 80 per cent of normal … and the lighting is left on dim, so the contrast between the film and the ambient light is not so stark and you don’t get the big flashes,” she said. Faulds said the screening will also be a place free from judgment. That is, the audience isn’t likely

to mind if a parent has to get up and leave or take a break partway through. Faulds said the idea to bring a low-sensory screening to Kamloops was first floated after another mom in the Autism in Kamloops Facebook group mentioned she wanted to take her son to the movies, but the loud volume created an issue. “A lot of people said they were interested, but we’re all so busy and nobody knows how to go about doing these things, I guess, So nothing came of it,” she said. But last October, when she ran into a group from the Kamloops Film Society at the farmers’ market, she saw an opportunity and later met with the society’s executive director, Dusan Magdolen. With a price list in hand and a selection of films within her reach, she went back to Facebook to decide as a group which film should be shown. Faulds had also reached out to AutismBC, which found money in its budget to sponsor the event, meaning attendance would be free for all. “That was a big relief,” she said. Now, she’s hoping those

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Fred Seher didn’t start painting until he was 80, but he’s been an active artist over the past 14 years and has put paint to more than 500 canvasses. That includes his latest, The Iceberg, which was inspired by an encounter he had in the Baltic Sea while serving with the U.S. Navy in 1945, recalling the berg protruding 15 storeys out of the sea. The painting will be featured on the resident showcase wall at Chartwell Ridgepointe, where he lives with Virginia, his wife of 71 years.

who plan on attending will register with AutismBC — which anyone can do — and register for the event online. “What we’re hoping is that people will register through AutismBC so they see it as a successful

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event, and also to get more people signed up in their program. It’s a free thing and it’s not just for autistic people,” Faulds said. The likelihood of future screenings will depend on the success of this event, and whether or not Faulds

is able to find other sponsors around town. Minions, a film from 2015, was chosen because its age keeps the price down. “It would be nice to offer something newer,” she said.

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Showtime is 12:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is recommended and can be done on the AutismBC website at autismbc.ca/events.

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Kamloops-raised Devon More will perform at the Clock Tower Theatre as part of the Live at TRU concert series. The concert is free to attend and is part of the university’s 50th anniversary events series.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REDNEK MUSIC FEST Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne St.

Country music and hockey will mix at the upcoming Rednek Music Fest, featuring Juno Award winner Jess Moskaluke and Canadian Country Music Award winner Gord Bamford. A host of other artists will also join the two, including JoJo Mason, Eric Ethridge, Andrew Hyatt, Cory Marks, Duane Steele and GhostBoy. Tickets are $44.50, available at Ticketmaster.

DUELLING PIANOS Feb. 22, 9 p.m., On The Rocks Pub and Grill, 1265 Rogers Way

Duelling pianos will return. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance, available at On The Rocks Pub and Grill.

CFBX DINNER Feb. 23, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub, 1797 Pacific Way

Campus/community radio station CFBX 92.5 FM will host a fundraising dinner at Duffy’s. It will include door prizes and a silent auction, with items including passes to the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival and to Calgary Bluesfest. Tickets are $20 each, available in advance by emailing radio@tru.ca or by calling 250-377-3988.

CELTIC ILLUSION Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne St.

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Fest will be back in the park this summer, but its return comes with a few changes, including its name. Its new name is Theatre Under the Trees, to be held July 13 to Aug. 1 at its usual location in Prince Charles Park. Along with a new name for Project X’s annual event comes a staff change, as well. Randi Edmundson has taken over as the organization’s artistic producer. Dusan Magdolen, the former artistic producer and longtime X Fest organizer and actor, will instead serve as the company’s financial manager. The change comes following Magdolen’s more involved role with the growing Kamloops Film Society. Theatre Under the Trees will feature adaptations of two classic stories: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Red Riding Hood. C.S. Lewis’ novel provides the

basis for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in an adaptation by Melissa Young. Directing the play will be emerging Vancouver director Jamie King. Red Riding Hood is a musical adaptation by Mike Kenny, a Project X favourite who was the playwright behind last year’s production of Cinderella. Tamara McCarthy will direct. Meanwhile, the organization has put out the call to Kamloops actors and it plans to hold auditions for the summer session on Sunday, March 22 at Thompson Rivers University. Performers are also sought for the Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Players. To apply, email a headshot and resume to randi@projectxtheatre. ca prior to March 16. X Fest has presented shows annually since 2006, includng Rapunzel in 2017. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

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Jurors have been named for an upcoming regional art exhibition. Kamloops Arts Council’s annual Art Exposed event will occupy the Old Courthouse, 7 West Seymour St., from March 6 to March 14. The pieces entered into the exhibit will be juried by three accomplished local artists: Christine Beaton, Debbie Milner-Lively and Dave Snider. Beaton holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Thompson Rivers University and was a sessional instructor in the drafting

program at the school when it was still called University College of the Cariboo. In the past, she has shown at the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Arnica Artist-Run Centre, the TRU Gallery, Art in the Park and beyond. Milner-Lively is a self-taught and life-long artist. For the past 20 years, she has painted watercolours and acrylics but now works primarily in oils, painting various subject matter. Snider is a Kamloops photographer who specializes in scenery and floral shots. He has spent his 72 years in Vancouver, Prince

George and Kamloops, since 1999. He teaches and shares with youth his love for the outdoors and how to responsibly enjoy it. The region’s artists, meanwhile, have until Feb. 14 to submit their work for the exhibition. KAC members must pay $25 for their first piece and $15 for a second, while non-members pay $35 for their first piece and $25 for a second. Art can be in any medium, but must have been completed in the past 18 months. For more information on submitting artwork or for gallery hours, go online to kamloopsarts.ca.

Social service groups participating in the Crossing Bridges Outreach program are currently showing their work at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St. It features the work of various social service agencies in Kamloops, including 4 Directions, Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family

Home Routes seeks host Ever considered hosting a house concert? This might be your shot. Three Home Routes concerts are planned for the next three months. On Feb. 27, New Brunswick singer-songwriter Brent Mason will play a house concert at the home of Mike and Mary Baker. A month later, Manitoba folk trio Casati will play in Kamloops at a yet unknown venue. Finally, Two Piano Tornado will play at Archie and Jane Dempster’s

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home on April 25. The duo is made up of Annie Avery and Grant Simpson, both accomplished musicians based in Yukon. Home Routes is a not-for-profit arts organization that creates show opportunities for travelling artists in communities across Canada by working with volunteers who host shows in their own homes. For more information on attending a house concert or becoming a host, go online to homeroutes.ca.


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tribute media content in Canada, whether the provider is domestic or foreign. The new registration regime would require online streaming services that benefit from operating in Canada to invest in Canadian programming. Today, Guilbeault suggested the government favours a move in this direction. “They are already spending money in Canada, all we will be asking them to do is to do it in a more organized way and to ensure that we have Canadian cultural content that is available for Canadians and for audiences around the world,” Guilbeault said. “We’re not asking

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If the deal is approved, Cineplex and its 165 movie theatres across Canada will become part of Cineworld’s global chain, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The deal is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020. Kamloops’ Cineplex Cinemas at Aberdeen Mall is one of the 164 theatres the company operates, amounting to 1,676 screens from coast to coast.

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Maddy Gobeil of Kamloops is on track for a great rookie season with the Abbotsfordbased Fraser Valley Cascades. She promises to menace her hometown TRU WolfPack for the next five years. The point guard’s first shot at the Pack comes Friday at the TCC.

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monster well. Roommate Maddy Gobeil — whose South Kamloops Titans were victorious over Deanna and the GW Graham Grizzlies of Chilliwack in back-to-back provincial finals — keeps B.C. Secondary Schools AA Girls Basketball Championship rings on display in their apartment. “I get to see those every day,” Deanna said. “It’s all right. I’ll let her have it.” Magnanimous? Perhaps. But the 6-foot-1 forward can brush off high-school heartbreak with ease for at least two more reasons: Maddy and Deanna are the two best friends anyone could have and they joined forces to

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form the nucleus of a potential U Sports super power. Maddy, the two-time provincial championship MVP Kamloopsian who decided to take her talents to Abbotsford, will on Friday make her first appearance in a Fraser Valley Cascades’ uniform at the Tournament Capital Centre, marking the beginning of a storyline that will likely steal headlines in this city for the next five years. The TRU WolfPack (7-9) and Cascades (12-4) will tip off at

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“When I made that decision [near the end of the summer before Grade 12], I talked to her and kind of told her what I was thinking and it seemed we both had the same idea, coming here and knowing that potential is there,” Deanna said. “The success we could potentially have was definitely a factor.” They play basketball on the same team, live together and are in most of the same classes. They rarely quarrel, despite flaunted jewelry, and boast on-court chemistry. “She can find me and I can tend to find her,” Deanna said. Lebron James-type proclamations — not one, not two, not three, not four … — just aren’t their thing, but early returns suggest the Cascades are entering a winning window. Veteran standouts, including Fraser Valley’s all-time leading scorer Taylor Claggett, have embraced the rookie group that includes Maddy, Deanna and two more highly touted 2019 B.C. high school graduates — guards Jessica Parker of Princeton and Nikki

Cabuco of Port Moody. Maddy, whose nine points per game leave her third on the team in the category — behind Deanna (15.6) and Taylor (20.2) — has played in 14 of the club’s 16 regular-season contests, starting in 12. The backcourt general, still learning to direct traffic at the Canada West level, likely would have started all 16 games if not for a hamstring injury. “It was a big transition for me at the beginning of the year,” Maddy said. “It’s hard to try to lead people older than you. I feel like I didn’t really have the right to do that. I felt like they should be telling me what to do. “The fifth-years, they’ve given me the confidence that, as a point guard, I have to be a leader, telling me that I can boss them around, and I have to do that.” Deanna and Jessica, fixtures in the starting lineup, and Nikki, usually first off the bench, have played in all 16 games. See CASCADES, A27

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Head coach Steve Gainey said his charges seem to embrace road games. The Kamloops Storm are 6-3 in January, a month in which the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club is scheduled to play eight contests away from Memorial Arena, the last of which will take place on Friday in Sicamous. “I find the extra focus during the day, being on the bus and being together, builds a little bit of intensity for the guys,” Gainey said. Kamloops (18-22-0-1, 37 points) is 9-6 since December began and tied for third with the 100 Mile House Wranglers (17-19-2-1, 37 points) in the Doug Birks Division. Finishing third would almost certainly set up a first-round matchup against the Chase Heat (24-14-1-2, 51 points), who are second in the division and 15 points behind the formidable Revelstoke Grizzlies (31-5-1-3, 66 points). The Storm will return home to host the leaguebasement-dwelling Osoyoos Coyotes (8-28-1-2, 19 points)

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on Saturday, with puck-drop slated for 7 p.m. at Memorial Arena. Five of the club’s seven games in February — the last month of the regular season — will be played at the venerable barn on Victoria Street. Gainey noted his team has been undermanned, often icing three forward lines and four or five defencemen. “We don’t have a lot of callup options,” the Storm’s bench boss said. “Guys are just getting it done.

BLAZERS TO HOST GIANTS The Kamloops Blazers doubled the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 on Wednesday at Sandman Centre. Max Martin, Brodi Stuart, Josh Pillar and Zane Franklin had goals for Kamloops, which went with Dylan Garand between the pipes. Garand stopped 30 shots to pick up the victory. Filip Kral and Luke Toporowski notched goals for

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“The harder the games, the harder they fight. We have to thank our goalies for a lot of the Ws. They’ve been on top of their games.” Jakob Drapeau of Prince George and Ethan PaulinHatch of Fort McMurray are the Storm netminders. Therann Kincross of Victoria leads the club in scoring, with 41 points in 39 games. Rookie defenceman Brendan Kirschner of Kamloops is the club’s top-scoring defenceman, with 28 points in 35 games.

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Saturday at Sandman Centre. B.C. Division standings: Kamloops (67 points), Victoria (54 points), Kelowna (49 points), Vancouver (45 points) and Prince George (33 points).

(11-5) will play host to the Fraser Valley Cascades (10-6) of Abbotsford, with game times set for 5 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday. TRU, which will be playing its final regular-season contest on home court on Saturday, will honour graduating fifth-year players Joe Davis, Michael Rouault, Anton Bilous and Kyrin Cybenko before the game.

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Provincial hardware haul Kamloops Long Blades speed skaters found the podium last weekend at the B.C. Long Track Championships in Fort St. John. Sylvie Lloyd finished atop the podium in the senior ladies’ division and Rebecca Thomas won gold in the female T2T 13 division. Meena Litt won gold in the female L2T A Division. Julia Wright, Jodi Roberts and Shirley Van der Merwe won gold medals in their respective divisions. Tyler Roberts earned a silver medal. In the male L2T A division, Caleb Van der Merwe won gold and Nelson Smith finished sixth. Kayleigh Roberts won a bronze medal in the female L2T B Division. Keidis Corrigan won bronze and Jared Roberts placed fifth in the male L2T B Division, John Hill won bronze

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BRIEFS and Adam Turner was fifth in the male T2T 12 division. Patrick Gu won bronze in the male T2T 13 Division. Cameron Thomas won bronze in the male T2T 15 Division. Leah Turner and Sophia Pankratz finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the female T2T 14 Division. In the Long Track FUNale, Clara Beggs, Yael Van der Merwe, Laylah Sadegur and Jacob Beesley posted personal-best times in all of their events. John Hill and Adam Turner will skate for Team B.C. at the Canadian Youth Long Track Championships, which will run on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 in Red Deer. The Kamloops Long Blades will host

the Coyote Cup this Saturday on Mac Isle. SUMMIT REACHED Freeze Athletics will send a team to the International Summit Cheerleading Championships, which run from May 1 to May 5 in Orlando. The international senior Level 2 team, Frozen Reign, won its division earlier this month at an event in Vancouver to qualify for Summit. EARNING THE SPLIT The peewee tier 2 Kamloops Blazers posted a 2-2 record last weekend at a tournament in Salmon Arm. Tallying points for Kamloops were Noah Paulsen (4G, 3A), Riddick Feely (3G, 2A), Jack Smith (4G), Carter Biggs (3G, 1A), Aaron Zulinick (1G, 3A), Kieran Milne (1G, 2A), Luca Cupello (1G, 2A), Jaylah Bottle (1G), Tayo Jackson (1A), Elias Munegatto (1A) and

Jayce Matkowski (1A). Akillease Bodenham and Jarrek Hluschyk split time in net. CHASING B.C. TITLE Two Kamloops teams will compete at the B.C. High School Curling Championships in March in Winfield. Team Hafeli — Holly Hafeli, Jorja Kopytko, Natasha Olmstead and Natalie Hafeli — was 5-0 and won gold at the Okanagan Zone championships earlier this month in Kelowna. The squad will represent the South Kamloops Titans at provincials. Bryan Yamada, Zander Landygo, Nolan Bottineau and Daniel Griffiths make up Team Yamada, which posted a 4-0 record to finish first at Okanagans and qualify for the B.C. championships. The Westsyde secondary rink is aiming to win its second consecutive provincial championship.

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“We have a pretty nice group of freshmen. It absolutely catches the attention of future recruits,” Al Tuchscherer said. “We’ve been able to win some games here and have a little bit of success. That goes a long way, just seeing the impact they’ve had on our program immediately.” Olivia Morgan-Cherchas, a 6-foot-6 forward, and 5-foot-7 Maddy were key cogs on the 2018 and 2019 South Kam championship squads and both opted to leave home, the taller of the two now toiling for the UBC Thunderbirds. Did Maddy ever consider playing for the WolfPack? “Honestly, no,” she said. “I wanted to get out of my hometown and experience something else.” Coach Al is spoiled with riches. “The sky is the limit and it’s going to depend on what sort of job I do surrounding them with players as we graduate some of our fourth- and fifth-year kids,” he said. “The pressure is on me a little bit there. They are a great nucleus.” More plunder may arrive. There is another Tuchscherer daughter, Julia, a 6-foot-2 G.W. Graham top prospect who featured prominently in the 2019

senior girls’ B.C. final. She was in Grade 9. Maddy and Deanna will be in Year 4 with the Cascades when Julia becomes eligible to make the jump to Fraser Valley. “She likes to bug me and Deanna — ‘I’m not sure if you guys are good enough yet,’” Al said with a laugh. “We’ll see how it goes with J. She’s a funny one.” This weekend’s games at the TCC are pivotal for both clubs. Fraser Valley is fifth in conference standings, a post-season berth already secured as it pursues Alberta and UBC, both four points ahead of the Cascades. TRU, flooring an inspired team under first-year bench boss Goran Nogic, is in a fourway logjam in ninth place, with four tilts remaining on its schedule, including two against hometown Lethbridge (7-9) on the last weekend of the regular season. The top 12 teams in the 17-team conference will qualify for the playoffs. From an individual stand-

point, Maddy’s return to Kamloops is the draw. “There is definitely going to be a little bit of inspiration and motivation there, being able to play in front of some familiar faces,” Deanna said of her pal’s Kamloops homecoming. Added Maddy: “I’m super excited. I’ll have all my family and friends there. It’ll be nice to play in front of my hometown again.” The WolfPack might not have appetite for the Maddy-comeshome storyline. The idea of that yarn spinning into five years of torment must be sickening. TRU would rather pen an anti-hero thriller, beginning Friday with Chapter 1: Homecoming Ruined. The Cascades would love to author a dynastic fairytale. “This year we’re set up to make a run in the playoffs,” Deanna said. “Long term, being a contender for national championships is the end goal for us.” BIDDING ADIEU Emma Piggin and Leilani Carney, TRU’s graduating fifthyear players, will be honoured before Saturday’s game. The tilt will mark their final Canada West action on home court. KTW will have more on graduating WolfPack athletes in the coming weeks.

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Super Bowl odds suggest close contest BARRY WILNER

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MIAMI — Even the oddsmakers aren’t sure about this Super Bowl. That’s how close the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers match up. The Chiefs are a one-point favourite, which basically means a tossup. Indeed, by kickoff on Sunday, the 49ers could be the bettors’ choice. There could be almost as much action on prop bets — does Kyle Shanahan remember to run the ball if the Niners get ahead 28-3 in the second half, for example? — or a lot more bets on the over/under, which stands at 54.5. San Francisco’s defence is capable of putting any offence on its heels, using a potent pass rush and some strong work in the secondary by star cornerback Richard Sherman and the safeties. The onus is on Kansas City’s offensive line to not only create some running lanes for healthy-at-last back Damien Williams, but, of course, to give Patrick Mahomes an

opportunity to find his speedy receivers. Or to create, as he did with his tap dance down the left sideline to the go-ahead touchdown in the AFC championship game. “We have to be aware of everything he can do,’’ 49ers safety Jimmie Ward said. “Everything.’’ The KC defence was dynamic down the stretch of the regular season, but it has been less so for portions of the post-season.

The Niners will want to run the ball first and foremost, with Raheem Mostert coming off a sensational 220 yards rushing and four touchdowns in the NFC title game rout of Green Bay. “I think defences, they underestimate his speed. You can just see it,’’ All-Pro tight end George Kittle said. “He’ll hit a hole and the guy will take what he thinks is a good angle. And, next thing you know, he’s by him. Doesn’t even touch him.’’ If San Francisco is successful on the ground, it will continue handing off the ball. If not, a shootout between Jimmy Garoppolo and Mahomes is not quite what the 49ers seek. But don’t underestimate their receivers, particularly Kittle, who like his counterpart with Kansas City, Travis Kelce, can be a game breaker. Kittle is a huge fan of Kelce. “Whether it’s what he does in the red zone, how he runs his routes, his mindset every time he steps on the football field. I think the thing that really kind of stands out

the most is you see his personality when he plays and how much fun he has,’’ Kittle said. “Very similar to Gronk and his personality, the way it shows. I think they just kind of opened the door for tight ends like me to be able to express ourselves on the football field.’’ Rookie Deebo Samuel has no fear of chasing — and catching — passes anywhere on the field and Emmanuel Sanders is a solid veteran and superb route runner. It seems appropriate then that how the Chiefs’ big guys in the trenches on defence perform could be decisive. After all, coach Andy Reid is a former O-line coach. Sentiment is on Kansas City’s side. Reid not only is one of the most popular coaches with his players in any sport, but he’s highly respected and popular with his peers. His resume might be Hall of Fame worthy already, and a victory — he lost to New England while with Philadelphia in his only other Super Bowl as a head coach — would emphasize his success.

CHASING B.C. TITLES

Corryn Brown (from left), Dezaray Hawes, Ashley Klymchuk and Erin Pincott mull things over. Team Brown was 3-2 in roundrobin play at the B.C. Women’s Curling Championship in Cranbrook as of KTW’s press deadline on Thursday. Karla Thompson of Kamloops, which earned an 8-3 victory over Brown on Thursday, was 2-2. On the men’s side, Grant Olsen was eliminated after a C Event defeat. Jared Kolomaya, who plays third for Sean Geall of Abbotsford, and Tyler Klymchuk, who plays third for Jeff Richard of Kelowna, are from Kamloops. Geall and Richard were both scheduled to play in C Event quarter-final matchups on Thursday evening. Kamloops product Jim Cotter, skipping a Vernon/Kelowna squad, is trying to snare his ninth trip to the Brier. Cotter was slated to play in the A Event final on Thursday after deadline. The Kamloops Curling Club recently celebrated its 70th anniversary and feted longtime manager Brian Eden and wife Jane, among others. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE

Temperatures soaring at Australian Open as finals near JOHN PYE

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MELBOURNE — The temperature topped 38 C in the first of the Australian Open women’s semifinals and got slightly warmer in the second, when Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep were going shotfor-shot in the hot-hot sun. The sudden burst of heat got very, very close to triggering the top level of the tournament’s extreme heat policy, which means suspending play and closing the retractable roofs on the show courts and, more or less, making it indoors.

That would have suited two-time major champion Halep, a runner-up in Melbourne in 2018. “Yes, it was very, very hot today and I felt it,’’ the fourth-seeded Halep said after losing 7-6 (8), 7-5, despite being a point away from winning both sets. “Killed me after the first set. The sun was strong. I didn’t like that much to play

in this weather.’’ On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 meaning it’s mandatory for the roof to be closed, it reached 4.9 while Muguruza and Halep were playing on Thursday afternoon. The temperature edged up to 39 C. “Conditions were tough out there,’’ Muguruza said, adding that she had primed herself to deal it. “I asked if it was

opened or closed. They told me it’s not enough to close it,’’ she said. “I’m like, ‘OK, well ... I’m going to have to suffer out there.’’’ Sofia Kenin grew up in Florida and said she had no problem with the heat in her 7-6 (6), 7-5 semifinal win over top-ranked Ash Barty, an Aussie who is also used to the hot conditions. The so-called Heat Stress Reading — that scale from 1 to 5 — was at 4.3 when their match started. Melbourne’s fickle weather regularly generates news during the season’s first major, but the start of the decade has brought

some extremes. Day 11 was by far the hottest so far in a tournament. Until then, relatively mild temperatures — in terms of the Australian summer, at least — followed a few rainy days. The rain — it was dirty red one day when the wet weather pushed through a dust storm — helped alleviate the terrible air quality that affected the qualifying tournament because of smoke from devastating bush fires to the north and east of Melbourne. It’ll be a furnace on Friday, with Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology forecasting tem-

peratures in parts of Melbourne to hit 43 C before a cooler change — possibly in time for the second men’s semifinal match between Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev. Novak Djokovic of Serbia earned a straight-sets victory over Roger Federer of Switzerland in the other semifinal on Thursday. The slide is expected to begin, with maximum forecast temperatures of 33 C on Saturday — when Kenin and Muguruza are set to meet in the women’s final — 23 C on Sunday for the men’s final and down to 18 C to start next week.

Trading spaces Tiger Martial Arts is kicking off 2020 with a big change — a move in March from its current location on Dalhousie Drive in Southgate to a new home in nearby 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,” Tiger Martial Arts owner Jeff Viani said. “I want to do some big things in there, so I’m pretty excited.” The martial arts school has been at its Dalhousie location for five years. Read more online at kamloopsthisweek.com.


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The layman as evangelist is right and reasonable

The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). — John 1:41 I was greatly impressed by the attitude and concern of the young convert, Andrew, as he sought to secure his own family, especially brother Simon, for Jesus. Andrew was not satisfied to head for heaven without another member of his own family. In one of his epistles, the Apostle Paul said pastors, teachers and evangelists were given to the church for “the perfecting of the saints for the doing of service.” The King James Version translation of the Bible — “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry” (Ephesians 4:12) — gives the impression that the perfecting of the saints and the work of the ministry are two separate phases of the work of pastors. But other translations correct the error. They say these gifts were given “for the perfecting of God’s people for their appointed service” in order to fully equip them for the work of building up of the body

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for Christ, which is the growth of the church. In other words, the task of “recruiting” for the church is placed not solely on the shoulders of the pastor, but is to be shared by the laymen. The pastor is not a religious lecturer, but a spiritual general who marshals the forces under his charge and trains them for their appointed service — for the recruiting of others for the building up of the body of Christ. Such a theory finds illustration in the gospel narratives. In this particular case, a layman named Andrew exemplifies it. He is just a plain man who one day sees Jesus and is so

impressed that he accompanies Jesus to his home, seeking further knowledge. Having convinced himself, Andrew first finds his brother Simon, and says to him, “We have found the …Christ … And he brought him to Jesus” (John 1:41-42). It is as simple as that. Each one reaching one. A person recommending his faith so that another is laid hold on by it. It is interesting to note how we act upon this principle in other spheres and ignore it altogether in the church. The principle of the layman as evangelist is not only right, it is reasonable. It is reasonable because the layman has so many favourable opportunities to introduce another person to Christ. He can get closer to so many more types of people, is acquainted with their peculiar needs, can speak their language and is freer from the suspicion of professionalism. Let a minister talk to a man about religion and he will shrug his shoulders and say to himself, “That’s his business” and think no more of it. But let a layman whose judgment he trusts and whose character he admires speak a

good word for Christ and it goes further. A parent — having an inside track with her sons and daughters to which no minister has a right to aspire — should count it her deepest duty and highest privilege to see to it that no son or daughter will ever grow up in her home and go out to face the world without spiritual resources which enable them to stand against it. The Sunday school teacher, having an insight into the minds of the members of his class that the minister can never achieve, is able to strike when the iron is hot. Years ago, this very thing happened when a Sunday school teacher walked into a shoe store in Boston and persuaded a young salesman named Dwight L. Moody to sign on the dotted line. The businessman knows his employees and knows when an invitation is most likely to be accepted. A lawyer meets her clients on their own grounds and understands their points of view. The insurance salesperson who talks security in the realm of the material can easily shift over to security in the spiritual. I know of a real estate man who, as soon as he has found a

house for a client, says, “Now that you have a home for your family, what about a church home for your spirit?” Of all the professions, the doctor has the best opportunity. The very effectiveness of her skill in practising demands that her patients love her, trust her and follow her directions. If she carries her faith as a stock in trade and recommends it as good medicine, her advantage as an evangelist is beyond all compare. To expect one minister to preach the gospel effectively to 40 types of people, each with his or her own viewpoint and vernacular, is as ridiculous as to expect a minister to be able to preach effectively in 40 languages. The business of the layman as evangelist is not only right, it is reasonable, too. Narayan Mitra is a volunteer chaplain at Thompson Rivers University. He is also pastor of Merritt Baptist Church. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Please include a very short bio and a photo.

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TRU welcomes community to explore questions of faith The multi-faith chaplaincy at Thompson Rivers University is hosting a free panel discussion — Life, Grief and Fear: How Faith Responds — on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Each panelist will share their faith’s views, after which the floor will open for a question-and-answer period on multi-faith perspectives. The event offers audience members

a chance to expand their spiritual understanding in recognition of World Interfaith Harmony Week, which runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7 and is meant to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith. Rev. LeAnn Blackert of Wild Church BC will be the event’s moderator. The panel consists of an eclectic group of

faith representatives: • Muhammad Yaffa, Islamic Centre; • Tomas Bijok, Wiccan; • Justin Young, Indigenous; • Brian Mitchell, Christian; • Lindsey Tyne Johnson, Judaism. The event will be held in room 190 of the Brown Family House of Learning from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:45 p.m.

Attendance is free. To learn more and to register, go online to tru.ca/chaplaincy. The multi-faith chaplaincy at TRU, overseen by the faculty of student development, gives religious and spiritual care to the TRU community’s students, faculty and staff, acting as a religious and spiritual resource and encouraging thoughtful reflection and dialogue.

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Edith Margaret Bowman 1940 - 2020

Mildred (Millie) Malanchuk (née Smilanich) September 28, 1928 - January 24, 2020

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Edith Margaret Bowman in Kamloops, BC on January 28, 2020 at the age of 79. Edie was born in Chilliwack, BC to John and Irene Bowman. She will be lovingly remembered by partner Dan, son Dale (Janell), daughter Bev (Malcom), sister Evelyn (Leslie), brother John (Rhonda), her grandchildren and great-grandchild as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. We invite all friends and family to attend a Celebration of Life to honour this special and loved soul. Please join us on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Dr. Kamloops, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice are appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother Millie Malanchuk. Millie was born in Mountain Park, Alberta and was the eldest of 7 children. Her memories of the coal branch and Edson were always dear to her heart. At a young age she worked at the Alberta Government Telephone Company as a switchboard operator. She then met the love of her life Stan that started the beginning of a wonderful journey of love and happiness. They moved to Kamloops with their two young sons Jim and Doug in 1962 where they resided ever since. Millie worked at Hudson’s Bay Company and then Sears until she retired. Through those years she met countless lifelong friends. She belonged to the Royal Purple and volunteered many hours at the Sagebrush Theatre. She and Stan loved to entertain family and friends. There was always

a warm welcome to all that came to the house. No one ever left hungry, she was a fantastic cook and hostess. Millie and Stan celebrated 67 wonderful years together. They loved to spend countless hours working and enjoying their yard and garden. They also loved travelling and taking their grand daughter south on many holidays. Millie’s other passions were knitting, sewing, petti point and collecting. She was also an avid reader. Millie left a lasting impression on all that knew her. Her opinions were made known, particularly to her sons. She will be dearly missed by her family and all her many friends. She is survived by her children Jim (Brenda) Malanchuk, Doug (Lani) Malanchuk and her precious granddaughter Julia Malanchuk. She is also survived by her sisters Helen (Charlie) Gallagher, Jeanne Frame, brother Peter (Lorraine) Smilanich and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her loving husband Stan, granddaughter Erica Malanchuk, sisters Mary Owen, Sophie Davidge and brother Bob Smilanich. We would like to thank the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their loving care of our mother and to Ethel Busch her neighbour who gave Millie compassion, care and friendship for 55 years. No service by request. Should friends so desire, donations can be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Robert (Bob) Sinclair McIvor It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Robert (Bob) Sinclair McIvor on January 24, 2020 at the Royal Inland Hospital. He was a loving and dedicated husband and father. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Bob and his young family moved to Ontario in 1969. Eventually, he settled in Kamloops in 1977. He was a hard worker and a lifelong learner, earning his Master’s Degree in Theology at the age of 70. Bob loved to read and could often be found at Thompson Rivers University Library or the Kamloops Public Library conducting research. He discovered a post retirement passion for writing and submitted several articles for magazines and published his own research on the Star of Bethlehem. Bob enjoyed telling stories, getting into debates, playing guitar and playing games with his family. He had an analytical mind and a great sense of humour. Most of all, Bob loved his family. He loved to travel with his wife to explore areas of his research or visit family in Northern Ireland and the Bahamas. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Emily, his daughter Patti (Brent) Roberts, his son James and his three grandchildren Aidan, Tristan and Cassidy plus many other friends and family in Canada, Northern Ireland, Australia and the Bahamas. Bob was a vibrant man and will be missed so very much because he was loved so much. Bob took comfort in his Christian faith and we have some comfort knowing he is reunited with his loved ones who have already passed. As was his request, Bob was cremated and his ashes will be laid by his family in Northern Ireland. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.schoeningfuneralservices.com. Arrangements entrusted to Schoenings Funeral Services.

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Also please note that a celebration of life will be held in Kamloops at a later date. A notice of the date and location will be posted in this paper.

Until We Meet Again Those special memories of you will always bring a smile. If only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do. You always meant so very much and always will too. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, But you’re forever in my heart until we meet again.

Forever Loved and missed Your loving wife Kelly 01/31/20

A legacy remembered, shared, and celebrated becomes a person uplifted and elevated to a new level of space, light and life. - Ty Howard 285 Fortune Drive Kamloops

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Garage Sales BATCHELOR HEIGHTS Estate Sale: Sat, Feb 1st and Sun, Feb 2nd. 9am-2pm. 1075 Norview Road. Everything Must Go! Furn - formal dining suite, livingroom set, bookshelves etc. Purses, knick knacks, dishes, lots of crystal and collectibles.

5th wheel hitch $200. 250374-8285.

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6pc porcelain dinner set for 8. 9 extras. Blossom exec cond. $550/all. 250-376-6607. Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1300. 250318-2030. Do you have an item for sale under $750?

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Furniture 6 drawer Walnut dresser w/ mirror & matching double bed exc cond $175. 250-374-7514.

Farm Equipment Case Collector Tractor only 1950s. $400. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.

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

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Apartments/Condos for Rent Immediately available 2bdrm Furnished Executive Suite. Downtown location. Includes all utilities, W/D, 1 Parking stall. Adult Only. N/S, N/P. $2,000. More info at: www.w35seymour.com. Call Torrey 250-320-4833.

2-Bdrms, level entry, shrd laundry. N/S, Sm pet. $1200 util incld. 250-376-1136.

Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000 (250) 376-6607

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

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

2000 Chev Tahoe. 257,000kms. Repairs done $5,000. Asking $5,250. 1-250395-2233. 2002 Ford Escape, auto. Exec body. Mechanic special. $700. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.

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

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

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

RVs/Campers/Trailers 17’ Aerolite Trailer like new, slide out, stabilizer bars. $9,900 (250) 372-5033 1972 Triple E motor home 25’ 77,000miles 402 Chev lots of extras $7,000 250-523-9495 2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 HD. w/1994 11ft. camper. $14,500/both. 778-220-7372. 2014 Adventurer Camper 89RB solar 13’ awning + extras $22,000 250-523-9495.

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

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

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1997 Ford Probe. Red, 4cyl, std, A/C, 1-owner. 114,428kms. $3500 .250-3767964. 2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4L, V-8, fully loaded. Exec shape. $15,500/obo. 250-3764163.

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

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

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4 - 6 bolt studded tires on rims. P265-R17. 50% tread. $250/obo. 250-376-2403.

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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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. Set of 4 Alloy GM rims 5-100 fits Cavalier & other Chevy’s $200 Don 250-312-1777.

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FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN AMENDMENT FOR FISHERIES SENSITIVE WATERSHEDS IN THE KAMLOOPS AND MERRITT TIMBER SUPPLY AREAS REVIEW AND COMMENT Tolko’s Southern Interior Woodlands has an approved Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) #684 that encompasses the Kamloops, Merritt and Okanagan Timber Supply Areas (TSA), Tree Farm Licence #49 and a portion of the Arrow TSA. Each of these areas are a Forest Development Unit where timber harvesting and road construction activities may occur during the period of the plan. The FSP is the operational plan governing forestry activities in BC that government approves under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA). The FSP specifies results, strategies or measures that describe how Tolko will achieve consistency with the objectives set by government through regulation. These objectives include: soils, timber, wildlife, fish, riparian and watershed, water, biodiversity, cultural heritage, resource features, recreation, visual quality objectives, forage and associated plant communities and for relevant objectives established under the Land Act for the Okanagan-Shuswap LRMP, Kamloops Higher Level Plan Order and the Kootenay Boundary Higher Level Plan Order. The term of this currently approved FSP is for five years to January 30, 2024, with a possible extension to ten years. FSPs do not identify the location of planned cutblocks and roads. Potentially affected tenured stakeholders will continue to receive referrals for planned cutblock and road development as part of our referral process. In March 2018, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development approved a Government Action Regulation (GAR) for the establishment of Fisheries Sensitive Watersheds (FSW) in Spius Creek, Coldwater River, Sinmax Creek, Barriere River, Louis Creek, Lemieux Creek, Deadman River and Upper Adams River. This GAR Order requires forest agreement holders to prepare and amend in to the content of their FSPs results and strategies consistent with the FSW objectives set by government by April 13, 2020. The public, stakeholders, First Nations and other interested parties may provide comments specific to Tolko’s results and strategies for the FSW objectives in the FSP. The FSW results and strategies will be available for review and comment from February 1 to March 31, 2020 at Tolko’s office listed below. Hours of viewing will be between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

Interested persons can schedule an appointment by calling Jamie Skinner, RPF at 250-578-2177 or email jamie.skinner@tolko.com . All written comments must be received before 4:00 pm PDT March 31, 2020 to be considered for this amendment. The proposed FSW results and strategies along with the currently approved FSP and associated maps are available for viewing online through Tolko’s website at: http://tolkowoodlands.com/southern-interior/

NOTICE OF BANKRUPTCY AND FIRST MEETING OF CREDITORS In the matter of the bankruptcy of The Estate of Linda Ann Lowell, Deceased of the District of Logan Lake in the Province of British Columbia Notice is hereby given that The Estate of Linda Ann Lowell, Deceased, filed an Assignment in Bankruptcy on January 24, 2020, and that the First Meeting of Creditors will be held on February 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM, at the Office of the Trustee, #220 - 1980 Cooper Road, Kelowna BC V1Y 8K5. Dated at Kelowna, BC, this 24th day of January, 2020 Licensed Insolvency Trustee #220-1980 Copper Rd Kelowna, BC V1Y 8K5

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U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kamloops North Shore claims a Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at 690 Kingston Ave., BC Tel: 250-376-0962. Auction is subject to cancellation at anytime without notice. 1025 Johnny Stevens PO Box 360, Union Bay, BC 1056 Travis Harris 770 Stansfield Rd Kamloops, BC 1107 Alysa Lee 343 Arrowstone Dr Kamloops, BC 1305 Alex Peck 1380 Midway St., Kamloops, BC 1339 Kimberly Lockwood 1306 Canyon Ridge Kamloops, BC A sale will take place on ibid4storage.com. until Friday Feb. 7th, 2020. Auction will end at 11:00 AM, unless bidding battle begins. Room contents are personal/ household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker or U-box unit.

Employment

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.

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250-374-3853 General Employment Mario’s Towing Is Expanding! Our Kamloops Office is Growing Fast! Looking for Light Duty Tow Truck operators. Experience is an asset but will train the successful Candidate. Must be available for all shifts. Please forward Resume: kamloops@mariostowing.com No Phone Calls Please! 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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PAPER ROUTES AVAILABLE DOWNTOWN

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.

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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.

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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.

DALLAS/ BARNHARTVALE

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.

RAYLEIGH

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

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.

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.

NORTH KAMLOOPS

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.

BATCHELOR

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

WESTMOUNT/ WESTSYDE

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.

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