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Cycle Logic store manager Sean Daley says E-bikes like this Scott E-Genius are becoming popular with more and more Kamloops riders. Turn to pages A12 and A13 to read about the City of Kamloops’ strategy to encourage the use of electric bikes and electric vehicles in the city. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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British Columbia’s auto-insurance regime is changing to a no-fault system, one that almost completely takes lawyers and lawsuits out of the personalinjury equation in an effort to save money. The changes could be implemented as soon as next spring, ICBC announced on Thursday. The program, called Enhanced Care Coverage, is slated to take effect in May of 2021. Legislation is expected to be introduced in Victoria by March. According to ICBC figures, the change in the system will save B.C. drivers an average of $400 per year. Such insurance systems place strict limitations on when a person can sue following a crash. ICBC expects that to result in 20 per cent savings, which they say will be reflected in lower premiums.“ You shouldn’t need a lawyer to access the benefits you’ve paid for,” Attorney General David Eby said. “By removing expensive lawyers and legal fees from the system, we are mak-

ing ICBC work for British Columbians again with more affordable insurance rates and much better coverage, so anyone injured in a crash gets the care they need.” Similar no-fault systems are in place in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Under the proposed Enhanced Care Coverage regime, injured parties could sue only when the at-fault driver was convicted of a criminal driving offence stemming from the crash or in the case of a third party — such as an automaker or repair shop — that demonstrated negligence resulting in injuries. In taking legal action off the table, ICBC sets dollar-figure amounts for compensation for when B.C. residents are injured in a crash — figures that had previously been settled by lawyers or calculated by a judge following a trial. Legislation will increase maximum care and treatment benefits for people injured in a crash to $7.5 million — or more in some cases for catastrophic injuries that require long-term care. The current cap is about $300,000, with many areas of care determined through legal disputes. See CONCERNS, A3

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Traffic along Highway 1 in Dallas was down to one lane eastbound on Thursday morning following an accident. It appeared two vehicles collided, with an SUV landing upright in a ditch and a car parked sideways on the highway with visible front-end damage. The crash was one of many in the past two days as a record amount of snow fell on Kamloops, leading to more ICBC claims. Turn to page A16 for news on the snowfall record that was broken and how much more of the white stuff is in the short-term forecast. NATHAN RITCHIE PHOTO

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According to ICBC, Enhanced Care Coverage will include care and treatment benefits up to 24 times higher than what exists today and wageloss coverage 60 per cent higher than current rates, as well as new benefits including money for caregivers and others impacted by a person’s injuries. Premier John Horgan said fault still matters for drivers involved in crashes in B.C. You can’t run into someone without consequences,” he said. “Your rates will go up. If you’re found criminally negligent or criminally responsible, you can be sued.” The legislation will create an ICBC fairness officer and people can also appeal to the B.C. Ombudsperson if they dispute a decision from the civil resolution tribunal. The Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. is not happy with the move, calling it “alarming” and warning it will put injured and vulnerable British Columbians at risk. This government is doubling down on its failed policy to take away the legal rights of British Columbians while protecting ICBC management who have gotten us into this mess,” association president John Rice said. Kamloops lawyer Dan McNamee, who has a personal-injury practice, said he is worried the move will result in injured parties being undercompensated. “It’s a very big change in terms of your rights,”

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he said. “Not a lot of people are injured and affected, but those who are, they will be very affected.” McNamee said the removal of court action from the automobile insurance system will put injured people at a disadvantage while dealing with ICBC. “Most importantly, they’re removing the big stick at the end in negotiations, where if ICBC doesn’t agree you can take them to trial,” he said. “In no-fault, you don’t have that option. So often, ICBC does not want to pay what’s fair until you pin them down with that threat of going to trial. Until then, they’re not willing to play ball. “I personally like ICBC as an idea, the government-run system. The problem is that they’re removing the nuclear option of going to trial. Now, you’re just going to be operating inside this monster corporation through the entire process. You have to really trust ICBC if you want a system like that.” ICBC calculates that with the April 2019 move of minor cases to a civil resolution tribunal, and capping “pain and suffering” payments at $5,500, the corporation expects to save about $1 billion this year. But even with the cap, pain and suffering claims are still expected to total $940 million in 2022 without the changes to be implemented this year. ICBC currently has 90,000 outstanding claims in the court-based model and the corporation expects it will take five years or

more to settle those. Eby said he expects obstacles, but hopes Enhanced Care Coverage will result in trust being rebuilt between British Columbians and ICBC. “I think the biggest challenge is going to be peoples’ lack of trust in ICBC,” he said. “As I said, the history of the system that ICBC has been working in has been one that has been both to limit benefits and provide benefits to injured people. That contradictory role has really undermined public trust.” Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone, who was minister in charge of ICBC under the previous B.C. Liberal government, said the nofault insurance announcement further erodes the credibility of the NDP. “They consistently promised they’d never introduce no-fault insurance,” he said. “Here they are today breaking that promise.” Stone believes the debate will be a major issue when B.C. voters head to the polls, with the next provincial election slated to take place in October of 2021. “This will be a huge election issue,” he said, noting his government nixed the idea of no-fault on more than one occasion while in power. “It was brought forward by ICBC multiple times,” he said. “Upon thorough review, our government ruled it out.” Stone said he expects the no-fault issue to be a big topic of discussion when MLAs return to Victoria next week, with the throne speech set for Tuesday.

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

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. To help residents become informed and prepare to cast their votes, the City is hosting two information sessions.

February 11, 2020 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Valley First Lounge, Sandman Centre

Wednesday, February 12 6:30–8:30 pm Sports Centre Lounge McArthur Island 1665 Island Parkway

February 24, 2020 2:00 pm - Community Relations Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street West February 25, 2020 10:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing (cancelled) Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street

Thursday, February 13 6:00–8:00 pm Valley First Lounge Sandman Centre 300 Lorne Street

City staff and KCA Society representatives will be available to share information and to discuss the proposed project, the financing, and the referendum process. The information sessions will begin with a 30-minute open house followed by a short presentation, and will conclude with round-table discussions. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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

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Apply to be an Election Official Are you curious about what takes place behind the scenes of a referendum? Get involved to find out! The City will hire approximately 200 people to conduct the referendum on April 4, 2020. As a contract employee for the day, 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.

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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.

Festivalgoers will have an opportunity to get creative with arts and crafts, have their faces painted, enjoy live performances, experiment with science, play new sports, and try some musical instruments. Several food vendors with delicious offerings will also be on site, and there will be lots of seating for mid-festival munching. There will be something for everyone! Think sustainably—consider alternative transportation to the TCC, bring a lunch from home using reusable containers, and don’t forget to bring your reusable bags from home for your festival goodies. The Kamloops Food Bank will also be collecting non-perishable food items at the door. This event is supported by the Province of BC. For more festival details, including a list of booths and food vendors, visit: Kamloops.ca/FamilyDay

The public will have the opportunity to provide feedback on what has been updated in or deleted from the provisional budget and 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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The city is working around competitive swimming as it plans for impacts of the $13.5-million Canada Games Aquatic Centre maintenance project, which will begin at the end of June. The project will shutter the busy city facility for six months, though the adjacent Tournament Capital Centre will remain open. “The most important thing was to make sure an athlete that’s on the journey, as far as going to the Canada Games or the Olympics or whatever, has a place to go,” City of Kamloops community and protective services director Byron McCorkell told KTW. “We’ve accommodated that. They can still go and compete wherever.” McCorkell explained that the construction project was timed around competitive swimming. The day after the final swim meet in late June, the city will close all aquatic amenities — the Canada Games Pool, kids’ wading pool and waterslide — to complete the six-month construction project. The project includes replacing the building envelope, mechanical, electrical and HVAC systems, lighting, boilers, hot tub, sauna

and steam room, east entrance, change rooms and installation of a public address system for communications. For competitive swimmers who need water for training throughout the duration of the six-month project, the outdoor Brock Pool will be utilized in the summer and the indoor Westsyde Pool will be used during winter months, McCorkell said. Fitness swimmers will be facilitated at both Westsyde and Brock pools in the summer. Asked if there is capacity to take on swimmers, McCorkell said there is “lots.” The Westsyde Pool sees about 1,000 people per week, he said, with most attendees utilizing the fitness centre, not the pool. The city said user groups will be accommodated. “It shouldn’t be a loss in ability to swim,” McCorkell said. “It’s just not a 50-metre tank. It’s just going to be a little more jammed up.” Usage times may also differ from what swimmers have become accustomed. As for city staff who would have been taking care of the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, the city said staffing levels are not expected to be significantly impacted. Maintenance staff will con-

tinue to work throughout the duration of the project. Lifeguards who would have otherwise worked deckside at the Canada Games Pool will be added to the roster to accommodate busier crowds in Westsyde and Brocklehurst. At any given time, the city has between 50 and 60 lifeguards on a roster caring for Riverside Park, the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre and/or Brock Pool. Nine lifeguards are full-time, while the rest are part-time. Many are seasonal. “I’m not going to say there won’t be any impact,” McCorkell said. “But it’s not that a whole team of people don’t have work anymore.” Though the city had previously floated ideas to expand the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, such as adding a dive tank, warm-up pool and/or wave pool, it has opted at this time to focus on necessary renovations. McCorkell told KTW the maintenance project does not include those extras because the city has to focus on its budget. However, the ideas could possibly resurface in a project down the road, he said, citing the city’s inability to host significant swimming events without such infrastructure in place.

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A new-to-Kamloops concept may be cooked up on the North Shore. Development company Arpa Investments, a local restaurateur and the Kamloops Food Policy Council have teamed up to explore demand for a food hall and commercial kitchen in The Tapestry development, which is now under construction at Spirit Square. Arpa Investments partner Joshua Knaak said the food hall — think of a food court, but with slow food or mini-restaurants, not fast food — is intended to fill a gap in the restaurant scene, wherein small food vendors, like food truck operators, can transition to a shared space without having to make the challenging jump to a full-on restaurant. Knaak likened the restaurant space gap in Kamloops to the housing market, in which renters have found it difficult to purchase a home amidst sky-high prices. That gap paved way for a previous Arpa project, The Station, which allowed renters to enter the housing market at a lower price point, via micro-suites. Knaak said the transition for restaurateurs would be eased by sharing services such as seating, licensing and janitorial. “It’s an opportunity to pro-

vide ready-made, turn-key restaurant space for people that are ready to take that step,” he said. The second part of the concept is a commissary kitchen, which is essentially a commercial kitchen that can be rented by caterers, food truck venders and other food preppers. In recent months, the Kamloops Food Policy Council has been working on a pilot project and feasibility study to create a food-processing centre, having received $50,000 in funding from the Ministry of Agriculture to conduct the plans as part of the provincial government’s B.C. Food Hub Network. Council lead on the project, Bonnie Klohn, explained that Arpa and North Kamloops restaurateur Mitch Forgie had approached the Food Policy Council with the food hall concept while it conducted its pilot project. Forgie owns the Red Beard and is part of the ownership group behind Bright Eye Brewery. Klohn called the two concepts — a food hall and commissary kitchen — a good fit. “We thought it was a great opportunity,” she said. “Part of the intent of the food hall is really to act as an incubator.” Klohn said the pilot project has been successful, with one business owner quitting their other job and hiring an employee in order to grow.

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The commissary kitchen would provide not only commercial-scale equipment — appliances, dehydrators, flash freezers and packaging equipment — but also secure dry storage and walk-in cooler and freezer space, which Klohn said is a barrier with the few commercial kitchens in town. The commissary kitchen could be available for rent by the hour or on an ongoing basis. What will take the food hall/ commercial kitchen idea from concept to reality? An event next week will gauge interest, with food producers and manufacturers invited to the United Way’s Xchange, at 286 Tranquille Rd., on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Those interested are asked to RSVP by emailing Klohn at bonnie@kamloopsfoodpolicycouncil.com. Should the concept move ahead — Knaak said Arpa is moving ahead with the assumption the project will indeed happen — the food hall/commercial kitchen concept would occupy the lower level of Building 2 in The Tapestry, which is a fivestorey, mixed-use residential and commercial space currently under construction, with about 40 per cent of the residential units sold. The goal is to have the food hall and commissary kitchen in operation by the summer of 2021.

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The remains of a 48-year-old Tk’emlups man reported missing late last year have been found on the First Nation’s reserve — but police say there is no indication foul play was involved in the death. Richard Jules was last seen at his Tk’emlups home on Nov. 23 and reported missing on Nov. 27. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said a resident found human remains on Salish Road on Feb. 1. She said police and the BC Coroners Service’s special investigation unit have identified those remains as being Jules. “There is no evidence of criminality being involved in Richard’s

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death at this time,” Shelkie said, noting the BC Coroners Service is investigating to determine how, where, when and by what means Jules died. Police, Kamloops Search and Rescue crews and residents undertook numerous searches for Jules, including the use of tracking dogs

and drones, with no success. Tk’emlups Chief Rosanne Casimir said the band is saddened to hear the news of Jules’ death. She said Jules, known as Lil’ Rick, worked in Tk’emlups for many years, beginning in 1996 as a member of a seasonal landscaping crew and also as a security guard and in general building maintenance. He completed his building maintenance worker certification in 2003 and helped with different building maintenance projects over the years. “He was a funny, kind and valuable member of our work teams and our community,” Casimir said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his immediate family at this difficult time.”

Two people die in highway crash Two people died following a crash in snowy conditions on Wednesday on the Yellowhead Highway north of Kamloops. Emergency crews were called to a stretch of the highway north of Barriere, at Darfield, just after noon for a report of a head-on collision involving a passenger vehicle and a transport truck. The two occupants of the passenger vehicle died at the scene.

Highway 5 was closed on Wednesday as investigators probed the cause of the crash. “Drivers are reminded that road and weather conditions can change quickly at this time of year, especially on the Interior highways and mountain passes,” RCMP Cpl. Mike Haslkov said. “Please reduce speeds and drive according to road and weather conditions and consider delaying your travel plans until conditions improve.”

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odd Stone, the current Kamloops-South Thompson MLA and minister in charge of ICBC under the previous B.C. Liberal government, expects the B.C. NDP’s decision to enact no-fault auto insurance to be a “huge election issue” when voters next go to the polls. It may well be. Then again, with implementation not expected until May of 2021 — the month in which the next election is scheduled — the new system’s impact will likely not be felt before ballots are cast. If, however, the decision to not raise ICBC rates this year is duplicated next year, and if drivers begin seeing some savings on their premiums, the move to no-fault insurance may indeed be a huge issue in favour of the governing New Democrats. While concerns raised by some are legitimate — that the new system will render those injured in accidents powerless to pursue through the courts what they feel is a proper settlement and beholden to ICBC — the decision by the provincial government should be welcome, if only because something needed to be done with the Crown corporation often referred to as a dumpster fire. As Stone pointed out to KTW, the B.C. NDP previously said it would not introduce no-fault insurance — but that was before the government lost a court challenge by the Trial Lawyers Association on changes it wanted to introduce regarding limiting the number of experts lawyers could call in ICBC cases before the courts. With the B.C. Liberals’ 16-year reign in office and the B.C. NDP’s past three years resulting in nothing but more massive ICBC debt and rising premiums for drivers, something drastic needed to be done. Short of opening the door to private insurers to compete with ICBC for basic insurance (which would have been the boldest move), Thursday’s announcement by the B.C. NDP was significant — and the largest change to the insurance monopoly in years. It is far too early to determine if the move will lead to the 20 per cent reduction in premiums predicted by the government, but if it does, it will be the most popular ICBC-related decision in history.

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MUSINGS during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, saw that compliance rate rise to 84 per cent in hospitals and 86 per cent in care homes, figures above the target compliance rate of 80 per cent. But, as in all previous fiscal years, doctors need to clean thyselves. Among four sectors spied on by auditors — doctors, nurses, clinical-support services (such as occupational therapists, psychologists, radiologists and paramedics) and others (housekeeping, security and administrative workers) — physicians were again the group most averse to cleaning their paws. In fact, doctors are always at the bottom of the hand-washing audit list — and usually by a large margin — and are the only group to consistently been below the target hand-washing compliance rate of 80 per cent. Clinical-support workers led the way with an 86.6 per cent hand-washing compliance rate in B.C. hospitals, followed by nurses (84.5 per cent), housekeepers, security officers and administra-

tive employees (82 per cent) and doctors (76 per cent). These audits began in 2010, when compliance rates were below 50 per cent. Why is it important to wash hands? Because doing so can literally save lives. As the audit report has stated: “Health care-associated infections are one of the most frequent and severe complications among hospitalized patients and the fourth-leading cause of death in Canada. Transmission of health care-associated pathogens most often occurs via the contaminated hands of health-care providers.” The good news overall is that hand-cleaning compliance for before and after contact with a patient was higher in 2017-2018 than in any previous year. But there is soap to be scrubbed in Interior Health, with the health authority sitting second-last (80.1 per cent) among the province’s five health regions when it comes to hand-washing in hospitals and dead last (79.8 per cent) for washing hands in care homes. The situation is better at Royal Inland Hospital, which sits fourth (81.1 per cent) among 14 hospitals audited in the Interior Health region. Don’t wash your hands of this advice — scrub those palms and digits often as doing so is the most effective way to ward off sickness. Not doing so often enough may force you to see a doctor — which, based on these statistics, might not be good for your health. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Twitter: @ChrisJFoulds


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DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE In this photo from September 2019, Rick Farr stands along a side road off Highway 5. Behind him, piled on Tolko property, is the massive load of firewood he collected on Crown land and seized by the government.

FARR SHOULD NOT BE PERSECUTED BY THE MINISTRY Editor: Re: KTW’s front page story of Jan. 15 (‘No relief for man who lost firewood ‘retirement fund’): I would argue Rick Farr was not selling firewood. The wood is waste. It has no value until he processes and delivers it — and he was charging for the processing and delivery of the wood. He was not charging for the firewood. Farr was helping the environment and providing for people who cannot get their own firewood. He created at least one job, supported other businesses with fuel, powersaws, tires etc. and provided a community service. In my opinion, he should be used as an example for initiative and hard work. I have to ask why he is being persecuted by the Ministry of Forests. Jock Stewart Kamloops

Editor: Our Dallas community has been working hard on our opposition to the proposed rezoning of 6325 Chukar Dr., which would allow the removal of the current house and see three houses built on the three lots created by subdividing the land. This is the Vancouverization of Dallas and it has been happening throughout Kamloops. The application will be subject of a public hearing next week. The City of Kamloops and its guiding report, KamPlan, encourages densification by rezoning, subdivision, infill and lane homes. The city wants to see 190 homes built in Dallas, but with KamPlan’s infilling and densification philosophy,

this could amount to hundreds. Residents should be concerned with how the City of Kamloops is forever changing the character of all neighbourhoods, with no consideration for the residents that live here now. All the changes we have seen and are experiencing in Kamloops are the direct result of KamPlan, which is the blueprint for the future of all of Kamloops, brought forth by the city’s planning department and approved by city council in April 2018. The goal of KamPlan is to infill and densify any property anywhere if it falls within the lot-size requirements: 36 feet for an infill lot; 49 feet for a teardown and rebuild. KamPlan has been worded so that any developer’s project may be passed by council. It is a prejudiced system.

USE DNA TESTS TO IDENTIFY ‘IGNORANUSES’ Editor: As a responsible dog owner who never leaves home for a dog outing without a supply of dog-feces bags attached, I am astonished and disgusted by the ignorant and arrogant behaviour of dog owners who leave their dogs’ feces where they are dropped. Even when the city has carefully provided park areas and free, pole-mounted dispensers of bio-degradable poop-bags, these ignoramuses (given the context, are they “ignoranuses?”) still leave the droppings

where they dropped. It is irresponsible and disgusting behaviour. I strongly urge the City of Kamloops to investigate the value of a DNA-based doglicensing program. Such programs are used in many American cities, permitting the identification of carelessly/ignorantly strewn feces and levying cost-effective and/ or punitive fines and other consequences. In most situations, acquisition of a dog licence includes the cost — usually about $50 —

Turn to Page A10 to read more letters to the editor of registering the animal’s DNA on its licence. Subsequently, animal feces can be collected by parks employees and tested for identification. All American cities using the system have reported costefficiency and better control of public lands. Another benefit of such a

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program would be getting rid of the surely cost-ineffective system of having a new licence tag every year. Register the dog once, require annual renewal without printing new metal tags and provide better records, cleaner parks and fewer discarded feces. I am sure most dog owners — and non-owners — would accept such a program as costeffective, dollar-effective, and aesthetics-effective. Pierce Graham Kamloops

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of the former golf course on McArthur Island, where the disc golf course now stands. There was a poll on what to do with that area once the golf course closed and the majority of respondents wanted the area turned into a nature park. But council let the disc golf course proceed. My husband and I walked through McArthur Island last weekend and it is beautiful in the area formerly home to the gold course. It is a perfect place for a

park for the North Shore and Westsyde — for all Kamloops. But we noticed the disc golfers had to wait for us to walk through. I feel if we walked through in February, others will, too, especially when the weather is better. What is going to happen between people wanting to use that area as a park and the disc golfers, who want to use it, too? Tammy Walker Kamloops

HEALTH-CARE CONNECTION CRUCIAL Editor: As I write, patients are making long journeys to visit specialists for simple face-to-face consultations, even though all diagnostic work has been completed and the reports forwarded. What if it were possible to be referred to a specialist and have all diagnostic work completed close to home, followed by a virtual consult? Then, once diagnosed and working within a single provincewide electronic communications system, develop a treatment plan, book appointments and communicate with all needed service providers? Results and reports would flow to your specialist, general practitioner and other service providers, who all communicate with each other. That is a team. What if incorporating this model using a provincewide electronic/virtual communications network were to result in our system moving closer to becoming patient-centered care?

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Alas, with few exceptions, patients and their families or caregivers are required to make long, expensive, stressful and unnecessary trips for face-to-face consults when a virtual consult would provide the same outcome. The ability for patients to communicate virtually (when appropriate) with their healthcare provider would save days of negotiating difficult travel conditions, significant and unrecoverable costs for meals and hotels and time away from work. Expenses borne by patients fly under the radar because they are not included on a Ministry of Health budget line. After 20 years of government plans and promises to implement a provincewide electronic medical records and virtual health communications system, we have six health authorities (or more, depending on how you count them) that can’t communicate with each other, a series of local, single-condition, time-limited pilot projects using virtual com-

Editor: I have found four pack rats in the last six months. I have lived in many different neighbourhoods in Kamloops since coming here in 1969 and this is the first time I have encountered rats.

munication — all successfully. Then reports, mumblings about providing permanent service, then ... The Ministry of Health virtual strategy department is “developing a framework” that is beginning to look much like a reinvention of the wheel. National and international studies extoling the advantages of virtual communication abound. A Saskatchewan experiment included green benefits claiming six-million kilometers saved. My research shows physicians and patient-advocacy groups are uninterested in a provincewide system serving all citizens (taxpayers). Commercial competition is fierce. We are more than halfway through a four-year election cycle, so, unless there is a concerted effort to introduce a universal electronic medical record/ virtual communication system, it will again drop off the to-do list. Fanny Monk retired health-care worker Kamloops

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what challenges prevent them from doing so. Separate surveys were created for businesses and institutions and developers, home builders and realtors. It is difficult to know at this point how many e-bikes are on the streets of Kamloops, but Cheetham said they are increasing and Daley said that is due to improving technology and infrastructure, such as Xget’tem’ Trail connecting Sahali and downtown through Peterson Creek. E-bikes range in price from $2,000 to $16,000, based on quality and class (some bikes have throttles like an electric scooter, while others require pedalling and function more like a bicycle with a boost) and are ideal for commuting through hilly and spread out locations like Kamloops, where steep terrain or lengthy commutes can pose barriers to those who don’t feel comfortable in bike shorts. Daley explained that non-cyclists can traverse Xget’tem’ trail on an e-bike, despite the incline. A class one e-bike — which does not require a licence or registration

through ICBC, but must be operated by someone age 16 or older — multiplies peddling power by nearly four times. “What that means practically is that, basically, a non-cyclist can go and ride up that [Xget’tem’] hill,” Daley said. “Their heart rate will be elevated. They’ll probably be sweating on a hot summer day, but they can do it. Whereas, if we were to send them out on a conventional bicycle, maybe they wouldn’t be able to make it up. And, if they did, maybe they would be fully exerted by the time they got up there.” The Xget’tem’ multi-use pathway was opened by the city in the fall of 2018 and city statistics have shown it to be getting significant use. According to Daley, that pathway is a sign the city is moving in the right direction when it comes to cycling infrastructure, leading to more e-bike purchases. However, he also points to work that needs to be done. For example, once riders reach the top of Xget’tem’, they arrive at the busy intersection of Summit and

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Singh said one improvement to encourage electric vehicles would be support for increased fast-charging stations. Outside of EV owners charging their vehicles at home, 18 charging stations are available throughout Kamloops, the vast majority of which are private. A website tracking charging stations geographically on a map, plugshare.com, shows several hotels, for example, offer electric vehicle charging stations for guests only. Singh would like to see fast charging stations added to Riverside Park, downtown, on the North Shore and in the Tranquille Corridor. He said businesses would benefit from having a charging station in front of their stores. “If you have a coffee shop that has an EV charger or diner or something, you really feel it’s a great service,” Singh said. Part of the problem with private charging stations right now, according to Qualey, is that BC Hydro has a monopoly on charging for power in the province, meaning businesses that supply power to the public are not allowed to charge for it and do so at their own expense. The BC Utilities Commission is working to address that problem and Cheetham expects the “Wild West of EVs” will move toward charging at a rate equivalent to 30 cents per litre. “You can do it as a warm, fuzzy for people,” Qualey said. “But it’ll make a huge difference when people will actually be able to turn it into a business case.” EV drivers may be disappointed to hear that the days of free charge-ups may be

limited, but compare that rate to the current price of $1.25 per litre for gasoline in Kamloops. Also, it may result in more readily available charging stations. Qualey said municipalities around the province are exploring electric vehicle and e-bike strategies, similar to Kamloops. “What we’ve always said to municipal governments is basically what we said to the provincial government and the federal government — you’ve got to have these incentives in place, whether it’s for the vehicles themselves or to put chargers in their homes or workplaces,” Qualey said. “Charging infrastructure needs to be where people live, work and play. It can’t always be at the town hall, it’s got to be in places where people actually go, like in community centres and shopping malls.” Cheetham said the city will also be looking at how to accommodate so-called “garage orphans,” people who live in multifamily buildings like apartments and who may not have access to charging stations at home. Cheetham said policy could encourage or require all new developments to be EV ready, meaning that all or a certain number of parking stalls would be equipped to allow for EV charging. It costs much more to retrofit existing buildings than to install them at the time of construction, he noted. The city will also consider e-bike storage, due to the cost to purchase an e-bike, and is working to electrify its own fleet, which consists of about 400 vehicles.

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Kamloops council has approved spending $75,000 on a study to explore hooking up one of the last major neighbourhoods in the city not serviced by the municipal sanitary sewer system. Council has voted unanimously, 8-0 (Coun. Dieter Dudy was absent at the Jan. 28 meeting) to conduct an engineering study after a group of Rayleigh and Karindale residents expressed interest in connecting to the city’s sewer system. Thirty-eight per cent of the neighbour-

hood’s property owners signed on to the request. The neighbourhoods currently operate via in-ground septic field, with some nearing the end of their lives, and the Rayleigh Waterworks District owns and operates a community septic field system that services 147 Rayleigh properties. City of Kamloops utilities engineer Liam Baker told council that septic fields have a 30- to 40-year lifespan and the cost to replace them can range from between $30,000 and $40,000. “Lots of Rayleigh residents are experiencing that now,”

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Despite the double-digit highs and sunny skies seen late last week, a dump of snow and the potential for a return of Arctic air means winter conditions are likely here to stay for Kamloops for at least a few more weeks. Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist told KTW the city can expect to see plenty of snow through the end of the week. This past Wednesday saw 13.8 centimetres of snow fall at Kamloops Airport, breaking the record of 10.7 centimetres, set on Feb. 5, 1959. Neighbourhoods at higher elevations received more snow. “We have a frontal system draped across the area that’s bringing snow,” he said. “Then we’re forecasting right into Friday, for at least three days, there will be quite a bit of snow for the South Thompson.” After that, Lundquist said, the weather will improve — for a while. “It’s looking a little better for Saturday to Tuesday, looking at highs of 4 C to 6 C, but there is the possibility of an Arctic outbreak after that,” he said, explaining that could mean a return of lows into the negative-teens. But it could be worse. Last February was the fifth-coldest

ever recorded in Kamloops, with an average temperature nearing -9 C. Normals for the month are an average temperature hovering just above freezing and a low of about -4 C. Lundquist said it’s very unlikely the temperature this month will match last February’s freeze, but he noted cooler temperatures could persist into March. “We can get snow and cold weather throughout February,” he said. “Usually, around February is when the cold breaks, but it could go into March.” Meanwhile, January ended the way it began — amid balmy temperatures. But in between was a five-day cold snap that, while coming nowhere close to breaking records, delivered some brisk temperatures. The first month of the decade began with the mercury well above freezing, with a high of 9.5 C recorded on Jan. 4. The temperature remained mild until mid-month, when it plunged. From Jan. 13 to Jan. 17, temperatures ranged from a high of -13.1 and a low of -23.9. But the cold snap broke and the mercury began rising, returned, with Jan. 29’s reading of 10.8 C being the warmest day of the month. Average high for January was 1.7 C, with the average low being -5.8 C. The city received 14 centimetres of snow at the airport.

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Tourism Kamloops and Abbott Wealth Management have each donated $50,000 to Thompson Rivers University via the school’s Limitless campaign, which aims to raise $50 million in donations in the university’s 50th anniversary year. Tourism Kamloops’ gift will go toward the TRU’s tourism innovation lab, which was founded by Tourism Kamloops and is a collaboration with the Kamloops Innovation Centre (KIC) and the school’s department of tourism management. The funding gives students the opportunity to take ideas developed in class and, when successfully pitched, incubate and accelerate in partnership with KIC to transform them into new tourism businesses. “Our partnership with TRU and KIC and investment in our students is a dedicated effort directly supporting the future of Kamloops as a robust tourism destination,” said Beverley DeSantis, Tourism Kamloops’ chief executive officer. “Endorsed by our stakeholders, experience development is a top priority for Tourism Kamloops. To engage, mentor and guide future tourism entrepreneurs from idea to start-up to create the right experience, for the right visitor, at the right time is vital to a thriving visitor economy.” Douglas Booth, dean of adventure, culinary arts, and tourism at TRU, said the tourism innovation lab is “a perfect example of

Thompson Rivers University working with a local enterprise, Tourism Kamloops, to provide an opportunity for students to develop entrepreneurial skills, tourism-based products and tourism-based ventures.” Abbott Wealth’s $50,000 donation will fund more scholarships and bursaries for student-athletes. The donation is in matching funds to the WolfPack 50 campaign, which aims to commit 50 monthly donors to every team. With the donation—the largest in the firm’s history—Abbott Wealth is encouraging other businesses and the community to support WolfPack 50. “We know the burden studentathletes carry,” said Mark Bertoli, partner and investment advisor of Abbott Wealth Management Inc. “With so many hours dedicated to their studies, let alone practices, training and game responsibilities, it makes it very difficult to pick up part-time work while in school. We believe this donation, which has a community matching component, will help many students, and that is important to us.” “We are unbelievably grateful for this generous donation from the team at Abbott Wealth Management Inc.” said Curtis Atkinson, TRU’s director of athletics and recreation. “With this donation, we will bring more studentathletes into our program who might not have been able to afford doing so before.” To date, TRU’s Limitless campaign has raised $42.7 million. For more information, go online to tru. ca/limitless.

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A Fraser Valley woman found dead beneath a mattress in a Kamloops hotel room in 2016 could have died as a result of either “significant” blunt-force trauma or “severe” asphyxiation, a judge has been told. Debra Novacluse, 52, was discovered by staff 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. In an interview with police after his arrest, Miller admitted to having caused Novacluse’s death, but said it was either accidental or as a result of rough sex gone too far. Testifying in court on Wednesday, forensic pathologist Lisa Steele, who performed Novacluse’s autopsy, described a multitude of injuries, two of which could have been fatal on their own. Steele said Novacluse’s face and head were bruised and swollen, as was her neck and chest. She also had injuries to her genitals consistent with an object having been forced inside her, court heard. According to Steele, the injuries to Novacluse’s neck and throat were perhaps the most severe. She said she found a fractured ring of cartilage near Novacluse’s voice box, something she had never previously seen in a career of examining dead bodies.

KTW FILE PHOTO Debra Novacluse was found dead in a suite at the Super 8 motel on Hugh Allan Drive on Aug. 27, 2016.

“This is extensive or severe pressure on the throat,” Steele said, noting the injuries were likely caused by two hands. “This is a nine to 10 out of 10. This is severe damage.” Steele also described bruising and abrasions over Novacluse’s back, arms and legs. She said the damage to the deceased’s face was consistent with having been punched multiple times. Crown prosecutor Neil Wiberg asked Steele for her opinion on the cause of Novacluse’s death. Steele said there was evidence of extensive head trauma and severe asphyxiation. “There’s no way to determine which of these processes would have resulted individually in her death,” Steele said. “It could be either injury or it could be a combination of both. It’s possible that the asphyxia on its own may have been the ultimate cause of death, but again, the blunt-force injuries to her head, particularly, would have been significant. I think it’s better to include all of this as a package.” In his cross-examination of

Steele, defence lawyer Jim Heller suggested there was no way to know how Novacluse was killed. “It’s not exactly clear what killed Ms. Novacluse,” he said. “It’s the injuries that killed her,” Steele replied. “Do I know exactly which one? No. But it’s the injuries that caused her death.” Miller and Novacluse were visiting Kamloops from Abbotsford. Prosecutors have alleged Miller beat Novacluse to death, then took her truck and drove it to Alberta, abandoning the vehicle in Airdrie before catching a flight from Calgary to Ontario. Court has heard Miller discarded Novacluse’s belongings while driving from Kamloops to Calgary, near Sicamous and in Revelstoke. A police officer found her purse in a ditch near Sicamous. Steele is the Crown’s final witness in a trial that has been ongoing for nearly a month. Defence lawyer Jim Heller will not call any witnesses. Closing arguments are scheduled to heard next Tuesday.

Correction A story in the Feb. 5 edition of KTW (‘Council vote came before letter arrived’) stated four councillors who voted against a day-care request to use the empty Stuart Wood building told Kamloops This Week the letter of consent from Tk’emlups would not have changed their vote. In fact, KTW spoke to three of the four councillors who opposed the request — Mayor Ken

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An iconic Kamloops restaurant has closed, but its owners intend to re-open in a different location. Storms On The River, which had been operating for years along the South Thompson River, at 1502 River St, east of downtown, closed within the last couple of weeks, with the owners selling various restaurant items on the Facebook Marketplace page. The restaurant’s phone number is out of service and, just this

week, its website disappeared. Kamloops This Week has been in contact for the past week with the restaurant’s general manager, who said the closure is a “developing situation.” “What I can say is that it is important for us to emphasize we are not going out of business, but are unable to continue operations at the River Street location due to reasons beyond our control,” Alex Lange said in an email. On Thursday morning, about 40 minutes after this story was posted to kamloop-

sthisweek.com, Storms stated on its Facebook page that the restaurant is closed due to circumstances beyond the owners’ control. The owners are searching for a new location in which to re-open and said gift certificates with the anchor logo will be honored once the eatery re-opens. Storms on the River is known for its menu and the view from the patio overlooking the South Thompson River. STORMS/FACEBOOK PHOTO

Development of a pest management plan Reference renewal # FBCE-1-2020/2025, FBCG-2-2020/2025, FBCW-3-2020/2025 FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Energy Inc. (collectively referred to as FortisBC) is renewing (3) their existing Integrated Pest Management Plans (IPMP) under British Columbia’s Integrated Pest Management Act and associated regulations. Under these regulations, these plans are required to be renewed every five years. The purpose of this renewal is to support an integrated approach to managing and controlling pests and/or vegetation associated with gas & electrical facilities, rights of way, wood structures and related operating infrastructure. The overarching goal of the program is to support the safety and reliability of FortisBC’s gas and electric infrastructure. These IPMP’s will cover FortisBC’s service and operating areas in British Columbia, which include communities on Vancouver Island, Greater Vancouver, Sunshine Coast, Whistler, Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Kootenays, Similkameen, Thompson-Nicola, Columbia-Shuswap, Cariboo, Fraser-Fort George, Peace River and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. Using the principles of integrated pest management (IPM), the pest management methods proposed for use may include, but not be limited to, tree falling, cutting, brushing (including various types of brush cutting such as mowing, slashing, etc. using various types of hand and mechanized tools), seeding, revegetation, biological control and the use of pesticides by ground application. Trade names of the pesticides proposed for use under this plan may include: • Vantage XRT, VP480, Clearview, Navius VM, Escort, Tordon 22K, Banvel VM, MCPA Amine 500, Truvist, Esplanade SC, Transline, Lontrel 360, Arsenal Powerline, Detail, Torpedo. (Active ingredients: Aminopyralid, metsulfuron-methyl, diflunfenzopyr, MCPA, 2,4-D, Picloram, Chlorsulfuron, Dicamba, Aminocyclopyrachlor, Indaziflam, Clopyralid, Glyphosate, Imazapyr, Saflufenacil, Flumioxazin, Pyroxasulfone.) • Pesticides proposed for wood pole maintenance: Cop-R-Plastic, Cobra Wrap Gel, Can-Bor, Cu-Bor, Cobra Rod, Cobra Wrap, Pro-foam. (Active Ingredients: Copper Naphthenate & sodium fluoride, Copper naphthenate, Sodium tetraborate decahydrate, Copper hydroxide, Carboxymethyl cellulose, Gluconic acid, Sodium gluconate, Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate, Copper salt, 2-aminoethanol, Antydrous disodium octaborate, Boric acid, Sodium decyl, Sodium lauroampho acetate, Sodium lauryl sulfate.) The proposed term of the IPMP is five years from June 5, 2020 to June 4, 2025. A draft copy of these IPMP documents are available and may be viewed upon request by contacting the applicant below: FortisBC Attn: Right of Way Group c/o 1975 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V7 Email: RightOf Way@fortisbc.com Any person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of this IPMP may send copies of the information to the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Please reference “FBC Pest Management Plans”.

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B.C. population at 5.1 million British Columbia heads into the third decade of the 21st century with an estimated population of just over 5.1 million people, with population growth pointing upwards largely thanks to international migration. This figure appears in the latest statistics released by the provincial government. They show the provincial population grew by 34,240 people in the third quarter of 2019, with most of the population

growth in that quarter (almost 87 per cent) due to international immigration (31,688). Interprovincial migration (1,970) and natural increase (2,572) accounted for the rest. B.C.’s total population grew by 78,425 people (up 1.6 per cent) over the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2019, with international migration (82 per cent) accounting for most of the growth. British Columbia, in other

words, is more attractive for foreigners than for residents from other Canadian provinces. Compared to other provinces, British Columbia grew the most during the third quarter with a rate of 0.68 per cent, followed by Ontario (0.64 per cent). Canada’s population grew by 0.55 per cent to just 37.78 million during the third quarter of 2019. For now, B.C. remains the third-most populous province.

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Court says cop had no right to enter ONTARIO JUDGE HANDS DOWN RULING IN CASE OF POLICE OFFICER WHO WENT INTO CONDO IN WHICH GUEST FOUND HIDDEN VIDEO CAMERA POINTING AT A BED CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — A police officer had no right to enter a condo rented to an Airbnb guest who found a video camera hidden in a clock pointed at the bed, an Ontario judge has ruled. The decision effectively ended the voyeurism prosecution of the Toronto condo owner, Michael Chow. He had argued police had breached his rights by going into the apartment and seizing the camera without a warrant, even though the aggrieved guest had invited an officer in. “The police not only breached Mr. Chow’s rights by entering and searching the apartment without a warrant, but they continued to breach his rights by seizing his property and searching it,’’ Ontario court judge Joseph Bovard said in the decision. “Admitting evidence that was obtained in such a manner would bring the administration of

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justice into disrepute.’’ The case arose in September 2018 when Robert Wallenberg, in town for the Toronto International Film Festival, rented the downtown Airbnb apartment from Chow for 10 days. After discovering the hidden camera, Wallenberg contacted Airbnb, which advised him to go to a hotel and call police. Court records show Wallenberg let the officer, identified as Const. Lewis, into the apartment and showed him the clock-camera. On advice of a detective, Lewis seized the gadget and placed it in a property locker at the police station. Another officer later inspected the camera briefly, then applied for a warrant to search the device. After finding stored video of people engaged in various activities in the bedroom, including one man masturbating on the bed and others, including Chow, in various states of undress, police charged the owner with voyeurism.

At trial, Chow argued for exclusion of the video evidence on the basis that police violated his rights with the warrantless search and seizure. Lewis testified he made no attempt to contact Chow before entering the condo. He said he believed he was justified in going in at Wallenberg’s invitation because the Airbnb guest had the key and temporary ownership of the unit. He said he seized the device on the advice of the detective to preserve potential evidence. In his analysis, Bovard said a key issue in deciding whether police had breached Chow’s charter right against unreasonable search and seizure was whether the owner had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the condo unit. Bovard concluded Chow did, given evidence that he was the sole owner of the apartment, it was filled with his possessions, and he used it himself at times. “In these circumstances, Mr.

Chow had a subjective expectation of privacy in the apartment,’’ Bovard concluded. “Mr. Chow had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the clock-camera and in the contents of the SD memory card.’’ The judge also rejected prosecution arguments that by renting out his condo to Wallenberg, Chow had undermined his own privacy expectations. “Whatever rights Mr. Wallenberg had over the apartment, he could not waive Mr. Chow’s privacy rights in the apartment and its contents,’’ Bovard said. The judge also concluded the officer’s suspicion of possible criminal activity did not give him the right to seize the clock-camera or allow police to inspect it without a warrant. Bovard said he realized that excluding the evidence would gut the prosecution’s case, but said he had to do so anyway given the cumulative charter violations.

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Q. I have been hearing conflicting stories about Berwick lately and was hoping you could share a few details to set the record straight. A. Berwick on the Park opened in 2002 and is proudly BC owned and operated by father and son, Gordon and Chris Denford who reside in Victoria. Berwick on the Park in Kamloops is one of seven retirement communities. Our six sister communities are located on Vancouver Island. As a resident of a Berwick Retirement Community, you can visit all of the other communities for up to one week complimentary every year! Essentially 6 weeks’ vacation for free! A few fun facts about Berwick on the Park: 1) We offer Supportive Independent and Assisted Living Services 2) We offer over 300 meal options in a month 3) We consume just over 5,460 lbs of bananas/year 4) We offer up to 8 fitness classes/week 5) We offer a courtesy car which we fondly refer to as our BATmobile (Berwick About Town Car). The BATmobile has seen an average of 40 trips/week and has clocked 106,600 km since 2015 6) We offer 8 – 10 bus outings/ month 7) We sponsor and partner with many organizations within Kamloops however one of our residents’ favorite partnerships is with the Kamloops Blazers. Sponsoring Military Appreciation Game Night is definitely a highlight! The players enjoy spending time with our residents too at Berwick on the Park where you may find them engaged in healthy competition playing Family Feud or Crib. The boys have also been known to join our residents for a meal or two as well as occasionally showing up to serve up a hot Pancake Breakfast! We are members of the BC Seniors Living Association and as such are proud recipients of The Seal of Approval achieving the highest standards in retirement living. If you would like to learn more about some of the fun we have at Berwick, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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PROVINCIAL NEWS

B.C. RCMP exclusion zone set near Coastal GasLink site, opponents report arrests CANADIAN PRESS

SMITHERS — Six people have been arrested as RCMP enforce a court injunction near the construction site of a natural gas pipeline in northwestern British Columbia, a spokeswoman for opponents of the project say. Jen Wickham said Thursday she also expects more arrests as police clear the area around the pipeline construction site. Wickham, who speaks for one of the five clans that make

up the Wet’suwet’en Nation, said she spoke to Chief Supt. Dave Attfield at the RCMP detachment in nearby Houston who confirmed all six were at the detachment and were contacting lawyers. Wickham said a convoy of about three dozen RCMP vehicles, an ambulance and heavy machinery started down the Morice West Forest Service Road southwest of Houston Thursday morning, past the camp where the six were

arrested earlier in the day. “I’m assuming that now they are trying to clear the road to get to the Gidimt’en camp and the Unist’ot’en camp, so we definitely anticipate more action today,’’ she says. “I’m exhausted.’’ The B.C. Supreme Court granted Coastal GasLink an expanded injunction on Dec. 31 and the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs responded by issuing the company an eviction notice in early January, saying

the company was violating traditional Wet’suwet’en laws. RCMP said Wednesday that they had delayed enforcing the injunction for weeks to seek a peaceful resolution, but they had no choice but to follow the court’s orders. Police asked protesters to either leave or choose to be arrested peacefully. Also Thursday, hereditary chiefs filed an application for a judicial review of a five-year extension of Coastal GasLink’s environmental assessment certificate, granted by the B.C. government. Coastal GasLink president David Pfeiffer said in an open letter Thursday that the company is proud of its broad support from all 20 elected Indigenous governments along the pipeline path and is disappointed that it has not “found a way to work together for the benefit of the Wet’suwet’en people.’’ “This is not the outcome we wanted,’’ Pfeiffer said of the RCMP enforcement of the injunction. He said the company will move forward with its

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construction schedule. “We will continue to search for opportunities for dialogue with the hereditary chiefs and the Unist’ot’en, to search for common ground that accommodates their concerns and benefits the Wet’suwet’en people,’’ Pfeiffer said. An RCMP statement issued early Thursday said an exclusion zone was set up as the injunction enforcement action began. “There will continue to be a marked increase in police resources in the Houston area, and patrols will be conducted on the ground as well as from the air to monitor the situation beyond the blockade of fallen trees and incendiary materials,’’ the statement said. Enforcement began less than two days after the provincial government and First Nation failed to reach an agreement during talks intended to de-escalate the dispute. Fourteen people were arrested as RCMP enforced a similar injunction on the forest service road in January 2019, but charges against the group were later dropped.

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Flight from Wuhan on the way back to Canada THE CANADIAN PRESS

A charter plane carrying Canadian citizens home from the centre of the global novel coronavirus outbreak has begun its journey home. “The plane is wheels up,’’ Foreign Affairs Minister FrancoisPhilippe Champagne said in a tweet on Thursday afternoon after the evacuation flight organized by the federal government departed from Wuhan, the city in central China where the outbreak originated. The flight was slated to stop to refuel in Vancouver before heading to Canadian Forces Base Trenton, where it was expected to land early Friday. All evacuees from Wuhan will then spend 14 days under quarantine on the military base in southern Ontario. They will be monitored to see if they have contracted the virus. Canadian officials have documented five cases of coronavirus in the country so far. They say the quarantine is necessary to ensure the virus doesn’t spread further. The plane was originally due to take off on Wednesday, but was delayed due to bad weather. About 50 more Canadian passengers were expected to leave China on board a United States government flight scheduled to depart later Thursday. The federal government has also chartered a second flight to bring more Canadians home next week. Champagne said that flight is scheduled to leave Wuhan, a city of 11 million people under quarantine, on Feb. 10. It is expected to arrive at CFB Trenton the next day, where its passengers will also be under mandatory quarantine for two full weeks. “I think it’s a good thing because everybody who wants to depart will have a third chance to come back to Canada,’’ Champagne said. The government had secured space for 211 passengers on the first flight, but Champagne said a number of them

did not go to the airport. “As expected, we had a small number of no-shows at the airport, mostly related to individuals who changed their minds at the last minute,’’ he said. Champagne said

anyone who decided to stay behind will continue to receive consular assistance. The federal government has not yet confirmed how many passengers ended up on the flight.

“About two-thirds of Canadians seeking to leave Wuhan will have left for Canada,’’ Champagne said. More than 300 people have asked for Ottawa’s help getting out of the city.

Myriam Larouche, a 25-year-old student from Quebec who is in Wuhan, said the flight began to board just past midnight Friday local time. Kate Schellenberg said she received a text

message from her twin brother Michael as he was waiting to board. He is set to leave China with his wife Summer Wu and their one-year-old son Felix. He told her that he could see the plane, and

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not stupid. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander acknowledged that Trump’s attempt to blackmail Ukraine’s president into launching a fake investigation that would smear Joe Biden, then the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was “inappropriate.” In fact, he had only voted to shut the trial down because “there is no need for more evidence to prove what has already been proven.” It just wasn’t a grave enough offence to justify impeachment, Alexander said — and besides, there is an election in November. “I believe that the constitution provides that the people should make that decision in the presidential election that begins in Iowa on Monday,” he concluded. Alexander was only brave enough to say even that much because he will retire from the Senate this year. But he is right in saying that the upcoming presidential election is the only way Trump can now be brought to book. That would require the Democrats to nominate a candidate who can actually beat Trump. Does such an animal actually exist? The shambles of Monday’s Democratic caucuses in Iowa,

the first step in the process of choosing the party’s presidential candidate, leaves much unclear, but it is becoming obvious that former vice-president Joe Biden, the early frontrunner and alleged safe pair of hands, is not the right man. If you think a middle-of-the-road candidate is the best bet to beat Trump, Pete Buttigieg is your man. He came first overall in the Iowa caucuses, with 27 per cent of the votes; Biden trailed far behind with 16 per cent. If you think only a radical break with the Democrats’ traditional middle of the road stance can beat Trump, you also have two choices: leftwing Bernie Sanders (who actually says the word “socialism” in public), or centre-left Elizabeth Warren (who at least doesn’t flinch when Bernie says the s-word). Again, however, there was a gulf in Iowa between the two more radical candidates: Sanders received 25 per cent of the vote and Warren got only 15 per cent. These numbers may change slightly when Iowa finally sorts out the mess in the votecounting, but probably not by much. They may change a lot more when the primary elections move

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to states that are not, like Iowa, 90 per cent white and relatively prosperous (meaning slightly below the U.S. median household income, but with much less inequality than in most states). But it would require a minor miracle for the leaders and the trailers to change places in either case. So, let us assume the real choice, after a few more primaries, is starting to look like it’s between Sanders and Buttigieg. Which of these men is likelier to beat Trump? Money is a big factor in any U.S. election and Sanders can certainly raise it, as he showed in his 2016 run for the nomination. Maybe Buttigieg will turn out to have the same knack now that he’s a front-runner, but that remains to be seen. There are a couple of problems with Sanders. He would be 79 if he took office next January (and he had a heart attack last October). More importantly, he may frighten as many voters as he excites. Who in politics does he most resemble? What other leftwing politician in an English-speaking country spent decades in the political wilderness, trying to sell hot-gospel socialism to a largely inattentive

audience? Who then suddenly caught the attention of the nation’s despairing youth, trapped in a stagnant, low-wage economy, and built a national following that suddenly delivered him onto the main stage? And who led his party into a national election on a radical left-wing program – and went down to the worst electoral defeat it had suffered in a half- century? Jeremy Corbyn, the English Bernie Sanders, that’s who. It was Corbyn who put Boris Johnson, Britain’s mini-Trump, back in office for another five years with a huge majority in parliament. That’s not the sort of outcome the Democrats want. So, what will the elders of the Democratic Party do if they find that Sanders, not Buttigieg, is the popular favourite going into Democratic Convention in July? They will probably throw their support behind Michael Bloomberg, the ultimate middle of the road candidate. It could work. After all, he is far richer than Trump. Read more Gwynne Dyer columns online at kamloopsthisweek. com, under the Opinion tab.

Downsized in Utah The Trump administration on Thursday implemented plans to downsize two national monuments Utah, ensuring the lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling. The action comes despite lawsuits by by conservation, tribal and paleontology groups seeking to restore the original boundaries. The lands have generated little interest from energy companies in the two years since President Donald Trump cut the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 85 per cent and Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument by nearly half, said Casey Hammond, acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management with the U. S. Department of the Interior. Hammond said the department hadsa duty to work on the management plans after Trump signed his proclamations in December 2017, despite pending lawsuits. — Associated Press


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

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

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

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

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KSO LOVE TRIANGLE Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave.

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The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra will perform a love letter to mid-19th-century pianist and composer Clara Schumann, who was involved in a love triangle with her husband Robert Schumann and his student, Johannes Brahms. Special guest pianist Linda Ruan will join the orchestra. Tickets are $45, available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca.

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

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

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The Chamber Musicians of Kamloops will perform the Goldberg Variations, à tre. The Sycamore Trio, which consists of violinist Cvetozar Vuetev, violinist Ashley Kroecher and cellist Martin Krátky, will perform Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations. Tickets are $25 and free for those under age 12, available in advance at cmk.eventbrite.ca or at the door.

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FROM FEB. 7 THE LOVE LIST Feb. 14 to Feb. 23 (various dates), 7 p.m., The Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.

Community theatre group Kamloops Players Society will present The Love List, the story of an ill-fated pursuit of a perfect woman. Tickets are $25, or $20 for seniors and students ages 17 and younger, available online at kamloopslive.ca.

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 TCC Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tournament Capital Centre, 910 McGill Rd.

The City of Kamloops is inviting residents to attend the eighth annual Family Day Festival. The fieldhouse will be transformed into a festival space for families with children of any age. Activities include arts and crafts, face painting, live performances, science experiments, trials for sports and musical instrument and food vendors. Public swimming will also be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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

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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.

SERVING ELIZABETH Feb. 20 to Feb. 29, Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave.

Serving Elizabeth is a play with dual settings of Kenya in 1952, just before Elizabeth takes the crown, and in 2015, when politics flare and Brexit begins. The play is a Western Canada Theatre co-production with Thousand Islands Playhouse of Ganonoque, Ont. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca.

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.

BARNHARTVALE COFFEE HOUSE Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Barnhartvale Hall, 7390 Barnhartvale Rd.

The next Barnhartvale Coffee House will feature the sounds of Walter Quinlan, who has performed at folk festivals and coffee houses and shared the stage with acts like Amos Garrett, Valdy, Bill Bourne and Chicago bluesman Keith Scott. The evening will also feature an open mic for local musicians and small groups. Admission is $5. Up next at the coffee house event is Huckleberry Jam, a group from the North Thompson and Kamloops, on March 21, and an all-open-mic fundraiser for RL Clemitson elementary on April 18.

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From 1891 to 1896, Canada saw four prime ministers in quick succession: John Abbott, John Thompson, Mackenzie Bowell and Charles Tupper. The path’s current sculpted occupants include prime ministers Kim Campbell, William Lyon Mackenzie King, John A. Macdonald, Lester B. Pearson and another piece done by Scott, Robert Borden. The current set of four prime ministers is Scott’s largest work to date, and the first he will cast in Kamloops. When KTW visited Scott at his shop in Knutsford, heavy snow blocked what he could normally see — a view that extends far up the North Thompson Valley, even to Sun Peaks. “My eyesight is actually getting better now. I can actually see better farther,” he said. That clarity came with the family’s decision to trade their home on Vancouver Island for one in Knutsford. On one trip back home, Scott recalled stopping by a realtor in Merritt, entertaining the idea of moving to an area he had always liked. By the time he and his family reached the ferry to cross back home to the island, they had made their decision. “We said, ‘Let’s move,’” he told KTW. “And, six months later, we did.” Scott’s new view has brought about changes to much of his work. He shut down the foundry he operated in Saanich and no longer casts bronze for other artists. In fact, he’s only now starting the process to get his own foundry operating once again, where he

plans to cast the four prime ministers. Four clay men currently sit in Scott’s shop, adorned with details outlining their past and setting them in time. To get to this point, it has taken Scott two months, carefully measuring, forming, sculpting and etching details to bring the earthen material to life. The process involves first creating the sculpture in clay. Once the forms have been finalized, a polyurethane rubber mould is created over the pieces that captures even the finest details. This mould is then used to create a fibreglass mother mould, into which wax is poured, with the thickness of the wax determining the thickness of the final bronze sculpture. “All bronzes are hollow, except for the little pieces,” Scott said as he explained, showing works around his shop in various stages of what is called the lost-wax process. The wax is then dipped in a ceramic material and coated in silica sand. A pouring cup is attached that allows the bronze inside. After the piece is heated up to about 980 C — a necessary step to prevent thermal shock — liquid bronze at a temperature of 1,065 C is poured inside, quickly cooling in about 20 seconds, Scott said. After 10 minutes, the ceramic shell is cracked off and the piece undergoes a sandblasting treatment, leaving a final form that needs further work to remove rough edges and add colour. Scott, a 50-year-old father of five, said he has his work cut out for him, with completed sculptures due in Ontario by June 20. “After I’m done welding all the pieces together, I polish or retexture the welds and do a bronze

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patina. I use ferric nitrate to get the browns, a silver nitrate to get the silvers, a liver of sulfur to get different colours,” he said. Those colours will be used to reveal “Easter eggs” — details pertaining to the men’s lives and occupations meant to be noticed by those paying closer attention to the works, like school groups looking for more tactile realizations of what they have already read in books. One such detail is the object held by Bowell — an orange, hinting at his religious life as past Grandmaster of the North American Orange Order. Other details are more direct, like the stethoscope protruding from

Tupper’s jacket pocket — a nod to the former prime minister’s work as a physician. “You have to do it without ruining the sculpture, so you have to get creative and clever, and it’s been a lot of fun in that sense,” Scott said of the details he has added to his work. The quartet is the second piece from Scott that has been commissioned by Createscape, the group behind the Prime Ministers Path. But his other commissioned works have landed across Canada, to the point where it’s easier for him to name the provinces his work does not appear in — Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec, to name a few.

His past sculptures include two Terry Fox memorials, Anne of Green Gables author Ella Montgomery in P.E.I., a coal miner in Sparwood, a hockey faceoff in Alberta, Leonard Nimoy as Spock in Vulcan, Alta., a navy seaman and homecoming scene in Victoria and dozens of other public and private commissions, all created over the past 21 years. With Scott now enjoying rural life just outside Kamloops, he said he is appreciating the slower pace and more beautiful view, thankful to be at the point in his career where he can work from wherever he chooses. “We just love it. I’m living the dream here,” he said.

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Vancouver Island filmmaker plans to create a short film about the notorious McLean gang, a group of B.C. outlaws whose banditry in the Kamloops region earned them notoriety. Quinton Foote’s time in

Kamloops was brief, moving to the city to study mechanical engineering at Thompson Rivers University before deciding it wasn’t for him. “I did not enjoy that — and film had always been my biggest passion, so I figured I would try my hand at it, and it’s worked out pretty well,” he said. Foote’s planned film on the

McLean gang will be the fifth film he’s written, produced and directed. The 23-year-old amateur filmmaker started Q It Up Productions three years ago and has been making films ever since. His latest, Denouement, was released last June. The 15-minute 1920s gangster flick is available on YouTube.

Foote said as an independent artist shooting a low-budget film, he’s had a lot of luck on Vancouver Island, allowed use of a heritage museum in Parksville complete with period-accurate buildings, and a whisky distillery and antique truck. “So over the past three years I’ve had a good response to help

me self-start my career,” he said. It has been books and online resources, not film school, that has taken the young director to this point. He said he doesn’t see himself needing to go to film school to further pursue his career as a filmmaker. See SELF-TAUGHT, A30

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“With technology, you can pretty much learn anything you need online,” Foote said. A casting call posted on the Vancouver Actor’s Guide website seeks to cast the three brothers McLean — all young Métis men, Alex Hare, another man in the gang, and Angele, the wife of brother Allen. Foote said it’s been tough to find actors who share the ethnicity of those they will portray — something he said is important. “The film is a really good opportunity because it involves caucasian, Métis and Indigenous people,” he said. “It’s one of those things where you can take a piece of history and we can learn

Quinton Foote, 23, seen directing one of the four short films he has under his belt.

something from it. I think that’s really important.” Foote is still on the hunt for actors and invites applications including a headshot and brief bio to his email address, qitproductions@gmail.com. The film’s script,

Foote wrote and researched over a period of 10 months, came in at 20 pages, which he said will translate to about 25 to 30 minutes on-screen. To make the production happen, he’s planning a Kickstarter to launch in April or

May. The $20,000 he hopes to raise will cover accommodation, travel, food, costumes and horses needed for the production itself. Foote said along with actors, he’s also seeking local musicians who might be interested in scoring the film.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The mood at Diane von Furstenberg’s lunch honouring this year’s female Oscar contenders could have been downbeat, given the shutout of women directors for Sunday’s awards. Instead, it was celebratory and defiant. The 30-plus nominees who gathered at von Furstenberg’s home, tucked into elegant and secluded grounds, cheered as the women spoke in turn. Laura Dern, a best supporting actress nominee for Marriage Story, kicked things off Wednesday by recalling von Furstenberg’s first nominees’ lunch six years ago. A single couch was enough to hold the handful of women, Dern told the packed room, adding, “I look forward to that entire garden to be filled in a few years!” Von Furstenberg and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Dawn Hudson said a record 67 nominations went to women this year, which Hudson called representative of a trend in the academy that has long tilted heavily male. Half the newly invited members are women, she said, and the leadership is changing as well. “When I started with the academy nine years ago there were six female governors, and it was hard for our voices to be

heard around the big table,” Hudson said. “And today there are 25.” Greta Gerwig, excluded from the best director category for Little Women despite its best-picture bid, was on hand briefly before dashing out, it was explained, to get back home to her baby. “That’s OK. As long as she gets the Oscar,” a guest called out. Gerwig is a nominee for best adapted screenplay. Former studio chief Amy Pascal, who produced Little Women, offered an industry veteran’s perspective. “On behalf of Greta and myself, yeah, it would have been better if she got nominated. But Little Women is the third movie in the history of the Oscars that is produced, directed and written” by women, Pascal said, drawing applause. That’s good, she said, “but more is better.” Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who earned a best original screenplay nod for 1917, said the film has been her passport to many parties and some telling moments. “Every time I say I’m the writer of 1917, people go, ‘huh?’ and those people are unfailingly male. And today, not one single person in this room has gone, ‘huh?”’ she said. “So I just want to say thank you for that.” Karen Rupert Toliver, a producer of the nominated animated short Hair Love, marveled at being in the room with her

industry “heroes.” Toliver was among the few nominees of colour attending the lunch in a year that produced only one nod for a non-white actor, Cynthia Erivo in Harriet. Women are making impressive strides in documentaries and animation, as was emphasized by the nearly 20 guests with nods in those categories. Julia Reichert, who earned her fourth and latest nomination for the documentary American Factory, summoned memories from her early career. One was hearing that a woman can control the family’s shopping budget “but you don’t want to give her $5 million to make a movie.” “This is an actual quote from a producer guy back then. And how do we get from there to where we are?” Reichert said, suggesting two reasons. “We’re not accepting patriarchy, not accepting the way the males have done it. We have our own way and we’re going to make our own way. The other thing is solidarity, solidarity among women,” Reichert said, drawing shouts of “Yes!” from other guests. Some reinforced the value of sisterhood with their own stories. Kirstine Barfod, who with Sigrid Dyekjaer produced the nominated documentary The Cave, about a heroic doctor and her staff in war-torn Syria, said it was Dyekjaer’s faith in her abilities that helped make her career possible.


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Rob Tommasini (bottom left) has driven more than 10,000 kilometres in pursuit of the Kamloops Blazers this season. Caedan Bankier, 17, and captain Zane Franklin, 21, hopped into Tommasini’s Mazda 3.5 on Wednesday to get a taste of the super fan’s life on the road. KTW joined in on the carpool conversation, which can be found in part on A32 and in full online at kamloopsthisweek.com DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Estates and Golf Links and Lee’s Music, will follow the team for the rest of this campaign, with aspirations to park in Kelowna for the Memorial Cup in May. His Mazda 3.5, scheduled for its fourth oil change since the summer, has logged 10,259 kilometres and stopped in umpteen Fatburger drive-thrus along the way. Tommasini loves those Hawaiian burgers. All but three of Kamloops’ 25 road games to date have been played on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, the schedule making it a tad easier for him to get time off work. The Saskatchewan and Manitoba haul was by far the longest, with games stretching

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from Dec. 6 to Dec. 14. That trip included the road warrior’s first NFL experience, a detour to a regular-season tilt featuring the hometown Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions Winter weather has made for testy driving. Freezing rain en route to Winnipeg from Brandon caused, “a whole bunch of pileups on the side of the road,” Tommasini said. “All the trucks were in the ditch. It was just a whole gong show going to Winnipeg.” Tommasini said a semi-truck nearly ran him off the road during a Spokane snowstorm. “I couldn’t see anything ahead,” he said. “Then I got stuck by the border because the Grand Forks one was closed. And I also hit a deer on the way home from Prince George because of freezing rain. They were sitting there. I was like, ‘Oh, deer! I should slow down.’ All of a sudden, this deer ran into my car. I have the dent to prove it!”

And that schmozzle last Saturday with the Vancouver Giants, whose bus was stuck on the Coquihalla when the game against the Blazers was supposed to start at Sandman Centre? Tommasini was also caught in that freezing-rain, snowy-mess gridlock. He had watched Kamloops play Vancouver in Langley the night before and was on his way home for the rematch. The Grand Forks border closure, which forced Tommasini to reroute, was not his only customs-related delay. He was pulled in and questioned on his way to Everett, the officers suspicious of his reason for entry to the U.S. “I was like, ‘Oh, God. What did I do?’ Tommasini said. “I’m just going to watch a game at Angel of the Winds Arena. It’s named after a casino. They were saying I was going to gamble.’” See TOMMASINI, A32

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Tommasini got out of that jackpot and made it to the rink with seconds to spare before puck-drop. He was also late to a BlazersRoyals game in Victoria, but he can be excused. High winds led to the cancellation of a sailing to Victoria, so the Blazer Backer hopped a ferry to Nanaimo and drove south to the B.C. capital, arriving at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in the second period. The stories do not end there. Tommasini was in Prince George on Jan. 25, when the Blazers and Cougars wrapped their two-game set at the CN Centre. Kamloops forward Brodi Stuart’s stick was whacked out of his hand and the twig flew into the stands, landing on Tommasini’s lap. “I was like, ‘Oh, my God. I got Brodi Stuart’s stick!” Tommasini said, noting a marriage took place on the ice during an intermission of the same game. “Everyone is like, ‘Holy crap!’” Rink attendants took the stick and gave Tommasini a Cougars’ hat. Trade value was boosted when the Blazers pitched in a stick and a practice jersey. “I’m really happy about that,” said Tommasini, who was rocking the Cougars’ hat and a Blazers’ jersey during the interview. “I was so disappointed because we lost the game.” The souvenirs contribute to an ever-growing stockpile, which includes ticket stubs and scoresheets from this season’s gauntlet. Tommasini, who has been to every barn on the Dub circuit, owns jerseys of all 22 WHL teams — and he is not shy about wearing them inside Sandman Centre. He usually sports visiting team garb during Blazers’ home games. On occasion, he dons prized sweaters signed by former Quebec and Ontario league greats.

Robert Tommasini’s ticket collection is growing.

“I’m a big WHL supporter, but I’m also a CHL supporter,” Tommasini said. “I have jerseys from Oshawa and Saint John. Huberdeau signed that one. Sarnia Sting. Stamkos signed it. Virtanen, Zary, Fleury from Red Deer, Reinhart from Edmonton, Barzal from Seattle.” Fans at Sandman Centre who chirp that guy wearing the away jersey really don’t know who they’re beaking. Anyone who sits near Section L, Row 1, Seat 1 knows exactly who he is — Tommasini said he has not missed a home game in at least 15 years. “I get a lot of chirps at the away games,” Tommasini said. “I always wear a Blazers’ jersey on the road.” Bronson Maschmeyer may be interested to hear about one of Tommasini’s keepsakes. He claims to own the Game 6 puck, rubber the Blazers’ D-man fired into the net late in the third period to cull the visiting Winterhawks 7-6 on April 16, 2012, in one of the most famous games in club history. “I do have it. The rink attendant, she grabbed it and chucked it to me,” Tommasini said. “I’m like, ‘OK, I’m taking this home.’ I’ve been trying to get Maschmeyer to sign it for a while, but I don’t think that’s possible. He’s somewhere else.” Parents helped Tommasini

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take the East Division swing, a welcome early Christmas gift for the accomplished Airbnb hopper. “Everything else is on my own dime,” Tommasini said. “I don’t think about the money. It’s more about hockey. I love the team because of the jersey colours, the history and all the championships. Every time I walk into one of the arenas, I always see Franklin and Centazzo sitting on the bench. I’m waving at them and they’re like, ‘Oh, my God. He’s here again.’” The hockey nut has attended 49 regular-season games and seven exhibition tilts this season. Tommasini has logged 231 driving hours, that total not including this weekend’s foray to Vancouver Island to watch the Blazers play the Royals on Friday and Saturday and the stop in Langley on Sunday for the Vancouver-Kamloops matchup. He almost always travels alone, often listening to music, sometimes in silence, thinking about the ultimate destination. “The only goal left is winning the championship,” Tommasini said. “And I just hope the Blazers win it this year. They have the team for it. If they work hard, I think they can actually pull it off. “I love every WHL team and I love the CHL and I’m going to support it until I pretty much die.”

CARPOOL CONVERSATION (OUTSIDE CAR, SANDMAN CENTRE PARKING LOT) KTW: Robert, what can you tell us about your whip? TOMMASINI: It’s a [2013] Mazda 3.5 and it’s done me a lot of justice and it’s got me around to every away game this season and I haven’t killed myself yet. I hit one deer on the way back from PG. FRANKLIN: This is what you’d consider the No. 1 Blazer fan. It’s good. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Hopefully, we can get out of the parking lot here without getting stuck. BANKIER: I trust him. The only sketchy part will be trying to get out of Sandman Centre. KTW: Yeah. It’s snowing pretty bad out right now. Zane, you’re from Marwayne, Alberta. What’s the stereotypical vehicle for someone from Marwayne? FRANKLIN: A lot of oil money in Alberta. Or there was anyway. Your jacked-up, loud trucks. KTW: Caedan. You were born in White Rock, so I’m picturing a Lexus, for sure. But then you moved to Cloverdale. Did you take a chuckwagon to the rink with your parents? BANKIER: No (chuckles). KTW: Robert, how many kilometres have you put on this bad boy? TOMMASINI: 10,500. KTW: OK. Let’s get in. — Read more online at kamloopsthisweek.com


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Grinding through the end of a long season is a challenge for any varsity athlete. Time for important schoolwork is scarce, bodies are sore and thousands of kilometres of travel are taking their toll. The TRU WolfPack women’s volleyball team feels all of that, but fighting through it seems less of a chore considering what lies ahead in their program-best Canada West campaign. “Everybody is almost dialing in a bit more,” fifthyear outside hitter Kendra Finch said. “We do know it’s what we’ve worked for all year. “Yeah, people are tired, but it’s been balanced out by the excitement and drive to reach our goals.” TRU (15-5) will square off twice this weekend against the MacEwan Griffins in Edmonton, the visitors still alive in the hunt to host a playoff series for

TRU WolfPack middle Kseniya Kocyigit turns to Kendra Finch for some love after winning a point last month at the TCC.

the first time in the team’s U Sports history, which dates back to 2005–2006. The club is fourth in Canada West standings and has clinched a post-season berth, with four matches remaining the regular season. The top four squads will host playoff series.

MacEwan (16-6) is third, two points ahead of TRU, which has a two-point lead on the Alberta Pandas (146). “The energy is really high,” fourth-year outside hitter Morgan Rigelhof said. “Every team goes through a bit of a slump

after the new year. Bodies start breaking down and people start getting less focused. “But we’ve kept it in gear.” The WolfPack will finish the circuit with matches against the class of the conference, the Trinity Western

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Spartans (20-2), on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 at the TCC. Alberta’s remaining schedule is not quite as tough — a pair of road matches this weekend against Saskatchewan (128) and two home dates with Regina (2-18) next weekend.

“Obviously, it would be nice to host,” Finch said. “You get to stay home and you’ve got your home crowd, but at the end of the day, it’s just another game of volleyball. “Our focus is Grant MacEwan this weekend and Trinity the week after that.” WolfPack head coach Chad Grimm, who has shortened practices to an hour to help combat fatigue, noted a bye week last weekend was timely. There are no serious injuries to report and the break was used to recuperate. Grimm said tough opponents over the next two weekends are welcome tests that should have his club primed for the postseason. TRU is ninth in the latest U Sports rankings, one spot behind MacEwan. Results from this weekend’s matches could alter positioning on that list and go a long way in determining which teams host in Round 1 of the post-season.

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Help police intercept this Super Bowl Sunday shoplifter On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, a man stole alcohol from a local liquor store. He is white, has a beard/goatee and was wearing a black and white ball cap, sunglasses, a black winter jacket and jeans. Can you identify this thief? If so, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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ANDREW SNUCINS/TRU SPORTS INFORMATION TRU WolfPack athletics and recreation director Curtis Atkinson was at Canada West meetings this week in Richmond. He said changes to division formatting would benefit TRU.

The TRU WolfPack men’s and women’s basketball teams travelled to Brandon in January to play the Bobcats. WolfPack athletics and recreation director Curtis Atkinson ballparked the cost of the road trip at between $22,000 and $25,000. Those types of price tags are among reasons Atkinson is lobbying for a change in divisional formatting this week at Canada West meetings in Richmond, along with a desire for improved competitive integrity and more consideration for studentathlete academic success. “From a TRU perspective, I think geographical divisions make sense,” Atkinson said. “No matter what happens, it will be tough to make everybody happy. If you look at Canada West, with 17 schools, we’re pretty unique in the amateur sport landscape in terms of geography we have to cover.” Canada West meetings, which began on Monday and wrapped on Thursday, cover a wide range of topics, but men’s and women’s basketball division formatting is a priority. The format in place since 20162017 is a one-division, 17-team conference, but there is no approved format for the 2020-2021 season. Canada West most recently had multi-division basketball conferences in 2015-2016, when the controversial Pioneer and Explorer Divisions were in place. The Explorer Division: TRU, Fraser Valley of Abbotsford, MacEwan of Edmonton, Mount Royal of Calgary, UBC Okanagan of Kelowna and UNBC of Prince George. The Pioneer Division: Calgary, UBC of Vancouver, Manitoba, Lethbridge, Regina, Alberta, Winnipeg, Victoria, Saskatchewan of Saskatoon, Brandon and Trinity Western of Langley. Those were quashed and replaced by the one-division conference in time for the 2016-2017 campaign. A variety of options are being presented this week by the Canada West sport committee. Two-thirds approval from conference members is required for a

change to be made. If no format receives two-thirds approval, the one-division, 17-team conferences will remain. “Once you get into a discussion of divisions, that’s where there’s always a struggle,” Atkinson said. “What do the divisions look like? Is it based strictly on geography? And I would prefer to see it based on geographical divisions. Or is it based on history? Is it based on school size? A lot of people approach that differently.” Atkinson noted he has seen versions of one-division conferences that could work for TRU, but he is leaning toward geographical divisions. He told KTW it is also time to discuss similar changes in volleyball. “It will be up to membership if that gets to the floor and if there is an appetite to discuss that,” Atkinson said. Both the men and women play in one-division conferences, the men with 12 teams and the women with 13 teams. That format will be in place next season, but Atkinson would like to see changes in time for 2021-2022. The Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Cascades will floor volleyball teams in 2020-2021, which Atkinson said enhances the argument for creation of multiple geographically based divisions. Atkinson added the women’s volleyball season is too long, suggesting it be shortened to 20 matches from the current 24-match slate. WolfPack women’s volleyball head coach Chad Grimm agreed, noting his charges begin practising in early September and the season can potentially run through the middle of March. “They don’t have any time to be the student part of a student-athlete,” Grimm said. “They don’t have any time to enjoy anything else the city or university has to offer. It’s all go all the time. And we add another team next year. What are we going to do? I don’t think it’s sustainable.” Grimm said money saved would benefit TRU athletics in other areas. “All of our programs would love to have a full-time assistant coach, rather than spending $1,000 a ticket going to Winnipeg,” Grimm said. “Cost of travel can be crazy.”


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Record number of Classics qualify for Olympic trials

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A club-record 10 Kamloops Classic Swimming athletes have qualified to compete at the Swimming Canada 2020 Olympic and Paralympic trials this spring in Toronto. “What it says about the club is that for kids coming into the senior group, it’s not a dream to go to the Olympic trials now, to be swimming at that level,” Classics and TRU WolfPack head coach Brad Dalke said. “It’s now an expectation. The difference between expectation and a dream is probably really the quality of work that is taking place in practice.” Four of the swimmers have moved away from Kamloops and swim for post-secondary institutions — Colin Gilbert (University of Denver), Megan Dalke (UBC), Eloise Ladyman (University of Waterloo) and Ethan Jensen (University of Victoria). Kamloops product Ryley McRae swims for the WolfPack under Dalke, as does Matt Gauthier of Sylvan Lake, Alta. Diego Paz, Sarah Koopmans, Jack Cameron and Becky Dean, each still in high school and swimming full-time for the Classics, round out the group. Swimmers who win events at Olympic trials are not guaranteed spots on the Canadian team for Tokyo 2020. They are also required to reach Swim Canada time standards to be nominated and, even then, in some cases, it’s no sure thing, as not all nominees will crack the roster.

McRae, Gilbert and Dalke, each of whom have qualified to compete in at least four events at Olympic trials, are the Classics’ most advanced swimmers, but unlikely to reach Tokyo 2020. Some of the other Classics will attend trials for experience, while others will opt to stay home. The real selling point for Dalke is 10 of his swimmers have eclipsed times that mark them among the best in the country. “To actually make the [Olympic] team is a whole different kettle of fish,” Dalke said. “That’s kind of what we’re slowly but surely working on, getting kids qualified for junior national teams, national teams and all of that kind of stuff.” THE SWIMMERS Below are the names of qualified swimmers and, in brackets, the events in which they have qualified. McRae (400-metre freestyle, 800m freestyle, 1,500m freestyle, 200m fly and 10km open water); Gilbert (200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle and 1,500m freestyle); Dalke (400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 200m fly, 200m individual medley, 400m IM and 200m backstroke); Ladyman (100m backstroke, 200m backstroke), Jensen (100m fly and 200m fly); Paz (800m freestyle, 1,500m freestyle, 10km open water and 400 IM), Cameron (200m fly); Koopmans (100m fly), Gauthier (50m breaststroke); and Becky Dean (200m fly). The open-water trials will be held this spring in the Cayman Islands.

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riorities are sometimes elusive or are altered with changing circumstances in our lives. What was of top priority when we were young usually changes as we grow more mature and appreciate the importance of certain things over others. My grandmother had a plaque that read: “Ve Get Too Soon Oldt Undt Too Late Schmart.” We get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and then, seemingly all of a sudden, life is passing by before we know it. Frances and I were tremendously blessed in our lives recently with the birth of our first grandchild. It is amazing to hold that little boy and recall those early days of our own lives. So, all of us are faced with making choices of what to pursue as a priority in life. We sometimes put things at the top of our lists of priorities and we lose sight of people in our lives, who get sidelined in secondary spots. The Lord Jesus gives some

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instructions regarding priorities found in the Bible, in Luke 12:16. He speaks of a farmer who has a bumper crop and wonders what the best strategy is to maximize his new-found wealth. The farmer decides to build larger barns, store the abundance and then live in ease off the proceeds for years to come. Then God says to him, “Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided.” In verse 22, the Lord Jesus begins to speak of making things our big concern. His conclusion

is that these things should take a very low place in our priorities. He says in verse 30, “For all these things do the nations of the world seek after.” It’s nothing new that material things are a priority for many, especially in Western nations, where there is so much wealth to go after. The farmer was called a fool because he put a priority on his material wealth and set aside a bigger priority, which was being prepared to die. He made preparation for this life, which was short in comparison to eternity. In verse 31, the Lord Jesus says, “But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.” This parable in Luke 12 should speak to our hearts about the priorities we have in this life. Things that we place such importance on right now are often things that will lose their value in a short time. But things that are eternal are often neglected or not made a priority and are left on the back burner, with dire consequences. Matthew 6:33 states, “But seek

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Celebrating the mother tongue A Celebration of International Mother Language Day event will take place on Thursday, Feb.13, in the Grand Hall of the Campus Activity Centre at Thompson Rivers University. The event is a cultural showcase and dinner, along with a discussion forum, which will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. One-hundred tickets are available for $10, available online only at bit.ly/imld-2020.

As well as faculty speakers, there will be 21 acts from a variety of cultures performing in their mother language. In 1999, UNESCO declared Feb. 21 to be International Mother

Language Day. It has been observed throughout the world since 2000. The declaration came about in tribute to the language movement undertaken by the Bangladeshis (then, the

East Pakistanis). The worldwide event promotes the preservation and protection of all languages. The Kamloops event is being organized by TRU Indigenous Education and the Kamloops Bangladesh Cultural Association, in partnership with the Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association. For more information, email kamloopsbca@gmail.com.

Kamloops Y receives a $10K Bell Let’s Talk grant KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA has received a $10,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to support the addition of a sixth mental-wellness program to help adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression and/ or self-compassion in the Kamloops area. With the grant, the Kamloops Y will be able

to have two staff become certified mindful selfcompassion teachers. This will allow the Kamloops Y to offer the evidence-based, eight-week mindful, self-compassion program to people in the Kamloops area. As a result, more people will have the chance to learn strategies to cultivate the skill of self-compassion through evidence-based programming

led by trained mental-health professionals. “We are excited to expand our current mindfulnessbased programming in Kamloops and surrounding areas to support more people within our community who are struggling, thanks to the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant,” said Jenna Nickle, program manager for mental-wellness programs at the Kamloops Y.

ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. This is a parallel verse to Luke 12:31. In this verse, the Lord Jesus says to make the things that are eternal the first priority or top priority. Sadly, so many are procrastinators and fail to make eternal things any kind of priority ever. Some feel that, some day, they will seek God’s salvation, but like the wealthy farmer, they make other things a priority and run out of time. Their lives are at the end and it’s too late to seek the Lord. The Lord Jesus died on the

cross for our sins to make salvation available to all, but it is only those who trust in Him and His work on the cross who will be in Heaven. Isaiah 55:6 says, “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near.” John Eggers is an elder in the assembly that meets in Westsyde Gospel Hall in Kamloops. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and include a headshot of the author, along with a short bio on the writer. Email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.

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the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Originals by Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still and Andy Warhol are featured as part of the eclectic mix in this five-storey, cultural venue that has been a landmark since 1995. The weather does an about face the following day, as we wake up to sunny skies. With our City Pass clutched in hand, we head off to Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Here, the aquarium provides us with a view of life that thrives beneath the deep. A boardwalk

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Penny Marshall

Robert Samuel Davidson Jones December 16, 1943 - January 23, 2020

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Rob on January 23, 2020 in Kelowna, BC. Rob was born in Vancouver on December 16, 1943 to Sam and Dorothy Jones. He later moved to 100 Mile House where he completed his designation as a Certified General Accountant. He opened his own office in Kamloops where he made many clients and friends. He also owned and operated “Robbie’s Downtown Restaurant” where the food was delicious and the staff loved working for him. He leaves to mourn family and friends. Donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 207-444 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A7 in Rob’s name would be greatly appreciated. When tomorrow starts without you, don’t think we’re far apart. For every time we think of you, you’re right here in our hearts. Daylin Paul Perry Oliver Palmer

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of Penny Marshall. She passed away peacefully on January 30, 2020 at the young age of 67, surrounded by her family and friends. Penny leaves behind her loving husband Ron of 49 years, her two sons Christopher (Lisa) and Cameron (Charlene) and her beautiful grandchildren Kiah, Linden, Jaxon, Piper and Dawson. Also left behind are her four nephews Iain, Graeme, Trevor and Leon. She is also survived by her twin brother Reg (Moira). Penny was predeceased by her older brother Ted (Brenda) and her mother and father. Penny was born in Alert Bay, BC along with her twin brother Reg and lived in the logging community of Nimpkish Lake on Northern Vancouver Island until she married Ron in 1971. From there they moved to Vancouver then to Port Alberni for 4 years then finally to Kamloops in 1979. Over the years, Penny worked at a few jobs, but the one she enjoyed the most was in Prize Payout for BC Lottery Corp where she made many friends. She worked there for 25 years and retired in 2013. She still kept in touch with many of the employees plus through alumni luncheons. Those who were fortunate to spend time with Penny knew she loved to entertain. She was an amazing cook and host…there were always people coming for dinner or drinks on the deck. Penny loved her flower gardens, camping at Deka Lake and sewing. Penny was an avid golfer and Kamloops Blazers fan. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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Omer (Smokey) Cartier May 27, 1930 – January 23, 2020 Smokey passed away peacefully in the early hours of January 23, 2020 after approximately 10 years battling Alzheimer’s He was the eldest child of Omer and Ida Cartier and was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Then followed three more boys and three girls – Wilfred, Leon, Norbert, Emily, Celia and Lorraine. His early years were spent in Manitoba and Saskatchewan where along with his wife Lou, raised three children – Lyle, Debra and Shelly. They moved to BC in the 60s where Omer became a millwright – a job he did until his retirement. Through all of these years, country music was a huge part of his life. He played bass, and sang in several bands and never missed an opportunity to entertain family and friends. In the mid 80s he met and married Jean and life changed for him. His family grew with the addition of Jean’s children Shauna, Ronna and Bobbi and later their spouses and children. At Jean’s insistence, he tried many new ventures – cross country skiing, cycling, backpacking in the BC and AB mountains and he loved walking. He even agreed to wear silly costumes for Halloween or for theme parties. Then, when they were both retired, they travelled to Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, bought a camper and spent a lot of time at local fishing lakes. He continued with his music and there were frequent jam sessions in their home in Brocklehurst. He also began woodworking – he couldn’t resist buying new tools. He was an amazing handyman and was always fixing something. Smokey was a humble and kind man and in his quiet way, touched many people’s lives. He will be missed by his siblings, his children and step-children and their spouses, fourteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces and his many friends. His wife Jean will be forever grateful for the almost 34 years of friendship and happiness. A sincere thank you to the staff at Gemstone Care Centre for being so very nice to Smokey and to Jean during his stay with them. They were able to make him smile when he could no longer talk. I wish they had known him before the illness. There is no memorial service planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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OBITUARIES & IN MEMORIAM Peter Schleppe August 30, 1927 - February 1, 2020

Elizabeth (Betty) Bryant (formerly Harper)

Emma “Dolly” Kohlman

January 31, 1921 – January 31, 2020

Peter Schleppe passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops at the age of 92. He was born August 30, 1927 in Beiseker, Alberta. Peter was a hardworking man driving truck for McGavins and then went on to own a retail business with his late wife Emily. When he retired, Pete enjoyed helping where needed, going for walks, riding his bike and chatting with friends and family. Peter is predeceased by his wife Emily and their daughter Pam. He is survived by his daughter Linda Paget (Doug), son Greg Schleppe (Candy), six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Marie Frie, sisters-in-law Amy Schleppe, Fran Hutchison (Warren), Carol Davis (Chet) and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter is greatly loved and missed by his family and friends. There will not be a service at this time. Thank you for all the support and love sent our way during this last journey Peter has travelled. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Betty Bryant. She came to this earth on January 31, 1921 and the angels took her on January 31, 2020 at the age of 99. We know that she is in peace and is playing her piano as this was one of her many musical talents. She loved to sing dance and play the accordion, organ and piano. As this was a very important part of her life, mom would love to play and put smiles on everyone’s faces as she sang at any event at Pinegrove. One of mom’s other talents was she was a fabulous knitter and enjoyed making sweaters for the family. She was very well liked by the staff and the residents at both Pinegrove and RiverBend. She was always happy and never complained about anything. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children Wayne (Jan) Harper, Evans Harper, Anita Harper and Doreen Day. She leaves eight grandchildren Clint, Blair, Kraig, Kallis, Ryan, Rhonda, Roxy and Kelly. She also was blessed with eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that will miss her dearly. Predeceased by her late husband James Harper and son Les Harper and all of her siblings. We would like to thank the staff at Pinegrove for their loving care to our mother and to Donna who gave mom great friendship at the home. No service by request at this time

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John Samuel Cooper 1936 - 2020

John Samuel Cooper passed away surrounded by family and love at Pine Grove Care Centre on January 15, 2020. Born on August 31, 1936 in Edmonton. John is lovingly remembered by Bev, his wife of over 56 years, his daughters Cathy Elliot and P.J. Kenzie and his sister Maureen Olson. John enjoyed watching his daughters and their husbands Alistair and Aaron, raise his grandchildren Jim, Margaret, Cooper and Thomas. John took every opportunity to tell his grandchildren how proud he was of them. He is dearly missed by all. John was raised on an orchard in Penticton. His love of fruit trees and life near the water followed him all his days. In the early 1970s, John and his family had a place of their own on the South Thompson River. He loved tending to the cherry tree and the rest of his property dressed in his trademark faded swim trunks and worn-out gum-boots. He was always happy to lend a neighbour a hand. John was fond of cats, often owning more than two at a time, which were loved deeply but named with little imagination; at least three were named Sam. As a young man, John served in the reserve army as a cadet. He often fondly recounted learning to drive a Sherman tank. John undertook numerous volunteer activities throughout his life. He served as a board member for the B.C. Wildlife Park in its early years and the Kamloops Senior Citizens’ Railroad Society. He was also involved with community projects through the Kinsmen and Rotary clubs as well as with the local Sun Life offices.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emma “Dolly” Kohlman of Kamloops, BC on February 3, 2020 at 78 years of age. Emma is survived by her children Ken Kohlman, of Athabasca, AB, Natalie Osborne of Athabasca, AB, Allen Kohlman of Cache Creek, BC and Amanda Kohlman of Calgary, AB. Emma is also survived by her sisters Erna “Ann” Bentley, Magdalena “Lena” Andresen and Ingred Duybk, brother Bernard Miller and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Emma is predeceased by her parents Johanus “John” Miller and Adolfine “Kaberlien” Miller, her husband Alousius “Ben” Kohlman and children Johnny Kohlman, Anthony Kohlman and Cheryl Kohlman. Emma Bernadette Kohlman (née Miller) was born in Borisov Minsk, Russia, on October 22, 1942. A Memorial Service will take place at the North Shore Community Centre on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

John is remembered by his family as a hard worker and dedicated provider whose first concern was always the welfare of his wife and daughters. His sense of humour is the first thing mentioned by many who knew him. He spent over 50 years as a Sun Life agent selling life insurance in Prince George and Kamloops. It allowed him to do what he loved best, visiting and caring for people. Some of John’s favourite activities were boating on the river, fishing, golfing, curling and helping friends make wine and sausages. John loved having a conversation over a cup of coffee or a plate of french fries. He had an amazing way of making you feel like you were the most important person in the room. John’s family is grateful for everyone who made a positive impact on his life, particularly the caregivers who assisted him through his later years. Joanne Bartman was his friend and walking companion. Comfort Keepers who were always there when needed. John enjoyed the outings to Ponderosa Day Program. Ponderosa Lodge eased his transition into care. Dr. Sigalet’s care, compassion and guidance enabled John’s family to plan for a peaceful passing. Special gratitude is reserved by John’s family for the staff, volunteers, residents and family members at Pine Grove Care Centre. Their love and support was greatly appreciated. John loved Pine Grove’s home-cooked meals, beautiful gardens and good company for a year and a half before his passing. He was especially fond of Pine Grove’s music program. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pine Grove Lodge Residents’ Society, 313 McGowan Ave, Kamloops, BC V2B 2N8, would be greatly appreciated. An opportunity for those who knew John to gather and remember is being planned for this spring with details to be announced. Until then, make a connection and don’t leave a kind word unsaid, just as John would have wanted. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Amazing Educators Needed Children’s Circle Daycare Society is looking for an amazing Early Childhood Educator to join our team. This will be a permanent fulltime position working 8.5 hours a day. We have two locations, 622 St Paul Street and 904 3rd Avenue. Using your ECE skills you will plan and implement an engaging program for children along with your team members. While we welcome many different languages, English is the prominent language written and spoken in our centres. Because we value your experience and schooling the starting wage for our ECE’s is $19.08/ hr + 1.00/hr wage top up and another $1.00/hr in April 2020.* We do provide an extensive extended medical package after 3 months of fulltime work, as well as sick days and holiday days. All applicants will need to have a current Early Childhood Education CertiďŹ cate as well as a ďŹ rst aid certiďŹ cate. For more information and a full job description, visit our website at ccdaycare.ca. Please email your cover letter and resume to stpauls@ccdaycare.ca. This position is open to both male and female applicants. *Wage top up = BC Government wage enhancement

Will have Private Office Experience Required. Excellent Salary & Benefits for qualified applicants. Send Resume to: Roger Webber #209 – 1211 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9 roger@webberlaw.ca tel: (250) 851-0100 fax: (250) 851-0104

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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!

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Job wanted by Computer Programmer-Analyst /Office Worker/Tutor Detail oriented, organized, problem-solver, extremely computer literate. Strong proofreading, editing, technical writing, public speaking skills. Can teach practically anything I know. IT work preferred but any job using problem-solving skills could be a good match. Gene Wirchenko at 250-8281474. gene@shaw.ca

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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.

To: Mr. Guy David Purcell TAKE NOTICE THAT on January 29, 2020 an Order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Kamloops Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number 57648 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the plaintiff claims the following relief against you: a. general damages for pain, suffering, loss of amenities, and loss of enjoyment of life; b. damages for past lost income and loss of opportunity to earn income; c. damages for future loss of income and future earning capacity; d. damages for future cost of care; e. damages for loss of house maintenance capacity; f. special damages; g. interest under the Court Order Interest Act, RSBC, 1996, c. 79; h. past and future costs of health care services under the Health Care Costs Recovery Act, S.B.C. 2008, c. 27; i. costs; and j. such further and other relief as to this Honourable Court may seem just.             period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Kamloops Registry, at 455 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6K4, a copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and the Order providing for service by this advertisement. 1370B Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 1T8

Kamloops: (250) 434-2333 Toll Free: 1-855-434-2333 Fax: (250) 434-2334

Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. Forest Stewardship Plan Review and Comment Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd has prepared a Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) identifying a Forest Development Unit (FDU) that encompasses a portion of the Kamloops Timber Supply Area (TSA). Timber harvesting and road construction activities will occur within this FDU during the period of the plan. The term of the FSP is five years, with a possibility to extend to ten years subject to government approval.

Rte 121 - Dot St, 501-556 MacKenzie Ave, 290-381 Maple St. & 102-196 Yew St.-60 p.

An FSP is the operational plan that guides forest activities in BC which require government approval under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA). The FSP specifies results, strategies or measures that describe how Gilbert Smith Forest Products will achieve consistency with the objectives set by government. These objectives include soils, timber, wildlife, fish, riparian, watershed, water, biodiversity, cultural heritage, resource features, recreation, visual quality objectives, old growth management, forage, etc. The FSP does not show specific locations of roads and cutblocks. Consultation with First Nations will continue for planned cutblock and road development. Roads and cutblocks will be referred to potentially affected stakeholders for consideration prior to permit application.

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

The FSP will be available for public review and comment from January 31, 2020 to March 31, 2020 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday excluding holidays at the Gilbert Smith Forest Products office:

Rte 37 – 1710-1797 Fleetwood Ave, 913-981 Newton St. & 999-1085 Stardust St.-39 p. Rte 64 - 800-918 Valhalla Dr. – 96 p.

NORTH KAMLOOPS

Rte 106 – 1239-1289 10th St, Cranbrook Pl, Creston Pl, 949-1145 Halston Ave. & Kimberely Cres.-70 p.

4411 Borthwick Avenue Box 689 Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone (250) 672-9435 Fax (250) 672-5644

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 211 – Sandalwood Dr & Pl. – 47 p. Rte 255 – 2478-2681 Parkview Dr. - 29 p. Rte 257 - Alpine Terr, Community Pl, 2192-2207 Grasslands Blvd, Grasslands Pl, 881-936 McQueen Dr, Woodhaven Dr. – 53 p. Rte 258 - 806-879 McQueen Dr, Perryville Pl. – 36 p.

Rte 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.

INTERESTED? CALL 250-374-0462

Interested persons can schedule an appointment by calling Craig Hewlett at 250-672-9435. Please address any comments or inquiries in writing to Craig Hewlett at the above address or by email to chelwett@gsfpcedar.com WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT Notice is hereby given to Cameron MacKay, last known address 1359 Ottawa Place, Kamloops, BC, V2B 7W4, that to recover the charges under the provisions of the Warehousemen’s Lien Act, all contents in the storage locker located at 2664 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC, will be sold or discarded on February 27, 2020 with any proceeds put towards the outstanding debt unless the outstanding debt in the amount of $314.40 is paid in full to Columbia Property Management Ltd., #100-388 First Avenue, Kamloops, BC, V2C 6W3.

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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!

YMCA-YWCA Violence Against Women Intervention and Support Services, general manager Michele Walker, Out of the Cold emergency shelter board members Kathy Moore and Sally Mowbray, United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo, director of marketing and communications Katie Neustaeter, Kamloops This Week operations manager Tim Shouts, The Mustard Seed Kamloops, managing director Mario Barbo, The Mustard Seed Kamloops, administration assistant Katie Hutchins, Kamloops Brain Injury Association, event manager Danica Wilkinson, Kamloops Brain Injury Association, executive director Dave Johnson.

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