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FEBRUARY 12, 2020 | Volume 33 No. 13

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Closing arguments done in murder trial TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

A Fraser Valley man accused of firstdegree murder following the death of his girlfriend in a Kamloops hotel suite deliberately killed her and then developed a “sophisticated” plan to cover up the crime, a judge has been told. On Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops, lawyers began closing arguments in David Miller’s first-degree murder trial, which is being held before a judge alone, with no jury. Debra Novacluse, 52, was found dead by staff at the Super 8 Motel in Aberdeen on Aug. 27, 2016. Miller, now 69, was arrested days later in Ontario and has since been in custody. Court has heard Miller and Novacluse were visiting Kamloops from the Fraser Valley at the time of her death. Following his arrest, Miller admitted to having been responsible for Novacluse’s death, but offered a number of defences, including accidental asphyxiation and rough sex gone too far. Defence lawyer Jim Heller has suggested Miller was too drunk to form intent and therefore cannot be guilty of murder. But Crown prosecutor Neil Wiberg, in his closing submissions, pointed to


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Miller’s actions on video surveillance and in a Facebook Live video taken hours before Novacluse was killed. Wiberg said the videos do not show a drunk man. Instead, Wiberg said, the videos show “a man full of energy and able to perform complex tasks with no impairment of his motor skills.” The video shows Miller at the Cascades Casino, located across Hugh Allan Drive from the motel, bragging about how much money he had. Wiberg also highlighted the fact Miller told police he discarded Novacluse’s belongings at various points along the highway while driving from Kamloops to Calgary after she died. A police officer earlier testified he found Novacluse’s purse in a ditch near Sicamous. “He didn’t just go to the garbage dumpster at the back of the hotel,” Wiberg said. “Not only did he have foresight, but he developed a plan that I would submit was sophisticated. … The murder was not done in a moment of rage. It took time to inflict the injuries.” Court has previously heard from a forensic pathologist that Novacluse was beaten to death. It is not known when B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church will deliver a verdict.


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Sagebrush Theatre is located at Ninth Avenue and Munro Street in South Kamloops (the Sagebrush neighbourhood), adjacent to South Kamloops secondary.

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Theatre and concert-goers may soon be able to enjoy a glass of wine or beer in their seats during performances at Sagebrush Theatre. Western Canada Theatre, which has managed the theatre at Ninth Avenue and Munro Street in the Sagebrush neighbourhood since the 1970s, is applying for a liquor primary licence to serve alcohol in the venue If successful, alcohol would be sold and permitted not only in the seating area, but also on stage, backstage and upstairs in the rehearsal room, providing greater flexibility to host back-stage meet-and-greet events or fundraising dinners. A small area outside the lobby would also be utilized as a patio during warmer months. The application has Kamloops council support. Western Canada Theatre managing director Evan Klassen said patrons, as part of audience feedback, have often brought up the absence of

alcohol in the venue. Complications around securing a liquor licence for Sagebrush Theatre arose in the past, however, due to the theatre being located on a school property, Klassen said. Unlike Pavilion Theatre at 10th Avenue and Lorne Street downtown — which has a liquor licence — Sagebrush Theatre is unique in that it is owned by School District 73, attached to South Kamloops secondary and has a tripartite agreement with WCT and the City of Kamloops. As a result, it is frequented by both the larger community, but also by youngsters, depending on the day and event. Klassen said liquor licensing rules have relaxed in recent years, noting theatre attendees may have noticed liquor at some events in recent memory. Klassen said WCT has obtained special event licences, though it was determined that style of licence is better suited for events like Brewloops. “It’s high time,” Klassen said, noting not every event, such as student shows, would

see alcohol served. “It’s the kind of thing that people do say, ‘Oh, I can’t believe that you don’t have that already.” If approved, Klassen said alcohol could be served at Sagebrush Theatre as early as April. WCT expects alcohol will generate revenue for the venue, though it is unclear how much and the company is not relying on possible revenues for budgeting purposes, Klassen said. He said that drinks would be “affordable.” WCT has also recently made a series of accessibility improvements to Sagebrush Theatre, including new handrails, motorized door openers and a row designated for people with limited mobility. It comes as the community prepares to go to referendum on the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts. Echoing previous statements from the city, Klassen said Sagebrush Theatre will remain an “important asset” should that centre be built if voters approve a city borrowing request on April 4.


Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is throwing its weight behind the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts. On Monday, the chamber came out publicly in support of the project, sending a letter of support to Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian. Chamber president Joshua Knaak said one of the biggest issues he has heard from members is that of recruiting good labour, an issue he said has been ongoing for some time and increasingly significant. The Chamber’s letter of support notes the arts centre would be an attraction for downtown, the city and region. “When we look at a project like the performing-arts centre, what we see is something that really enhances the livability of Kamloops,” Knaak said. He said that livability component plays into whether or not skilled labour looks to move to one city or another, with communities like Kelowna offering up such facilities. The chamber’s letter of support also notes economic impacts of the project, including 565 full-time jobs that will be created during construction, $2.9 million in economic spinoffs annually and 31 ongoing direct or indirect jobs will come from the project. The chamber’s letter also points to the business case showing a need for the facility and demonstrating fiscal responsibility. “Our support of the Kamloops Centre for the Arts project requires that it be designed, constructed and operated in a fiscally responsible manner,” the letter states. “As business owners and operators, our members make decisions every day to ensure their funds are utilized as efficiently as possible. We believe that taxpayer-funded organizations must demonstrate the same manner of prudence. We firmly believe the Kamloops Centre for the Arts business case strongly demonstrates this level of prudence. “ The chamber is calling on members and residents to vote “yes” in the April 4 referendum to authorizing the city to borrow up to $45 million to build the $70-million facility, with the remaining money coming from fundraising and grants from senior levels of government. “This is a strong proposal with good private backing,” Knaak said. Kamloops Centre for the Arts is proposed for Fifth Avenue and Seymour Street downtown. It will include three theatres and a large lobby space and be utilized by arts and culture groups and the community at large.


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Renovations at the food court in Aberdeen Mall will bring more eateries, more space and divert more food to local pigs. With the exit of Sears and a few new additions, mall operators have seized on an opportunity to revamp and expand the food court. Aberdeen Mall operations manager Rick Bischler said the change will expand the number of eateries to 11 from seven and reconfigure the space to allow for better access. “We busted open the walls [into the former Sears area] and now the food court will flow through and around the former space,” he said. Once open, the larger food court on the first level of Aberdeen Mall will seat up to 263 patrons, including in new softseating areas and a bar area with stools. Lighting will also be improved, with brighter accent lighting and suspended ring lights above, all from energy-efficient LEDs. Another initiative with the renovation is further diversion of food waste from going to landfills. Bischler said the norm these days is to have patrons leave their trays at a central collection station, but not have them dump leftovers into the garbage. The new-look food court will include a central tray collection station. A mall employee will occupy the station and sort all incoming waste — mainly separating out hard plastics and organics. Garbage cans in the food court will become a thing of the past. “The public will no longer dump anything,” Bischler said. The mall already collects more than 500 pounds of food waste from vendors per month, which goes to a local pig farmer, who uses it for feed.

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Soon, that amount of waste will grow. Aberdeen Mall marketing manager Kristi Williams said the facility is considering bringing on another local farmer looking to benefit from the food waste. It is provided at no cost and the mall benefits by meeting its waste-diversion goals. An on-site digester to create compost is also being considered, Bischler said. As for the identity of the new food vendors, Williams said the mall is looking to add food options not currently met. “We don’t have Mexican, we don’t have pizza, we don’t have sushi,” she said. “So, rather than bringing in something similar, we want to expand for more food offerings.” The former Sears space has mostly been consumed by the renovations, although there remains a 12,000-squarefoot space for lease on the first level. The remainder has gone to Fresh Street Market grocery store and the food

court on the first level, and to Marshalls, Old Navy and a remaining 7,500-squarefoot space for lease on the second level. Food court renovations are expected to be completed in April, but another new addition to the mall will open sooner than that. Marshalls will open at 9 a.m. on March 10, according to Williams. The department store — part of the Winners family of stores — will operate its own hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Old Navy, meanwhile, does not yet have an opening date, but it is expected to be in operation later this year. Fresh Street Market also does not have an opening date for its 30,000 square-foot space, which is the first the company is designing for itself from scratch, Williams said. Building permits for each of the three stores have been approved by the city, according to Williams.

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Despite the suggestion from a prosecutor for a three-year prison sentence, a B.C. Supreme Court judge on Monday ordered a Cameroonian national to serve 90 days behind bars on weekends for the 2017 sexual assault of a Kamloops woman — a much shorter sentence that will decrease the likelihood he is deported. Franck Tayo Tompouba was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops. The man, now 25, was living in Williams Lake in 2017 when he met a Kamloops woman on Tinder, a dating app. They arranged to meet on Sept. 22, 2017. After a night out, the pair returned to the woman’s house, where they kissed and got into bed. The woman told Tayo Tompouba she did not want to have sex, but awoke to find him having sex with her. Tayo Tompouba was convicted following

a trial in front of B.C. Supreme Court Justice Len Marchand, who found the man had an honest, but mistaken, belief the woman had consented. During sentencing submissions last month, Crown prosecutor Leah Winters said the usual range of prison time for a sexual assault involving intercourse is between two and six years. She sought three years for Tayo Tompouba. Being a permanent resident from Cameroon, Tayo Tompouba would face certain deportation if he received a jail sentence of six months or longer. A sentence of less than six months, court heard, would allow him to appeal a deportation order. Tayo Tompouba has two children in Canada and he sends money to help ailing relatives in Cameroon, court heard. Marchand said he weighed the impact deportation might have on those relying on Tayo Tompouba when reaching his decision on a sentence. “Mr. Tayo Tompouba made a mistake — a monumental mistake — but did not attempt

to hurt the complainant. I also accept that Mr. Tayo Tompouba, as he put it, is ‘not a bad guy,’” Marchand said, calling Tayo Tompouba’s circumstances “compelling.” “Men must not make assumptions on consent. Men must understand that yes means yes and everything else means no. … I do not want to be taken as minimizing any of the offences or anything Mr. Tayo Tompouba has done. Mr. Tayo Tompouba honestly, but mistakenly, believed the complainant was consenting to having sex with him.” In addition to the jail time, Tayo Tompouba will spend three years on probation and must register as a sex offender for 20 years. He will also be required to submit a sample of his DNA to a national criminal database. “While jail is required, restraint is also in order,” Marchand said. “In my view, any lengthier sentence would have an unfairly harsh impact on Mr. Tayo Tompouba’s children and his family in Cameroon.”

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A convicted rapist who refused sex-offender treatment while in prison had been, until recently, working for a Kamloops company that drives drunk people home in their own vehicle after a night on the town. Donald Sabey, 53, no longer works for Zero Tolerance Designated Drivers. After a court appearance on Monday, he is barred for a year from having any contact with anybody who works for the business. Last October, Sabey was jailed for more than

four months following a harassment conviction for an offence involving an ex-girlfriend. Sabey was charged last month with an additional count of criminal harassment stemming from interactions he had in September 2019 with one of his employers at Zero Tolerance Designated Drivers. Court heard Sabey bombarded the woman with text messages. In court on Monday, Sabey was placed on a 12-month peace bond, meaning he will spend the next year on probation-like conditions, any breach of which would result in new charges.

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he legislature in Victoria is the people’s house and, as such, is there for people to visit and to stage protests. From the tens of thousands of people who filled the lawn and beyond during the great Solidarity union protests of the early 1980s to more recent demonstrations urging government action on climate change, the legislature is and should continue to be a public place for public views. However, never should the people attempting to open the doors to the great building be blocked by doing so by any group with an axe to grind. Images and video from Tuesday’s protests in the capital showed MLAs, governent staff, visitors and journalists being prevented from entering by protesters who have taken the side of some Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs in opposing the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline that is being built through northwest B.C. (It should be noted that other hereditary chiefs are in favour of the pipeline project and that all 20 elected councils of First Nations along the route also support the endeavour.) Nevertheless, we live in a democracy and all voices deserve to be heard as they chant slogans, bang drums, unfurl banners and attempt to get their message across to the great unwashed. But to physically block people from entering the people’s house is beyond the pale. And to scream at and physically block reporters from entering the legislature to do their jobs is not the greatest public relations move. The Wet’suwet’en/Coastal GasLink dispute is about as far from black and white as an issue can get. It is entangled in a muddied history, in disagreements among First Nations, in the Indian Act, in various complex court decisions and in eternal arguments in the rule of law and what constitutes democracy. Protesting alongside a road or public building is admirable. Using physical force to prevent citizens from going about their daily lives — be it in the legislature or across a bridge — is not.



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or my first column of 2020, I want to touch upon one of the biggest misconceptions that exist in our community — big cost projects. Before being elected to council, I was almost always the first and loudest voice in the community concerned about big-ticket projects approved by council. Like many out there, I saw council approving upgrades and studies while necessities like potholes did not seem to be under control. Going into my first year as a city councillor, I quickly felt regretful for this sentiment as I began to realize just how little I fully knew or understood about the financial impacts of these projects when analyzed and broken down. For example, the Xget’tem’Trail (Peterson Creek multi-use path) cost $3.668 million to complete. When I first saw this, I automatically assumed taxpayers were going to be paying for this in full, but after further investigation, I learned the project only cost taxpayers approximately $300,000 with the balance obtained through grants for which city staff applied. Another example is the indoor track at the Tournament Capital Centre, with a cost of approximately $2.1 million. Taxpayers did not face any levies as it was fully funded through a federal grant and the community works and gambling funds. Such grants are project-specific, so we can’t use the money for any other important and often complained-about issues, such as potholes and snow removal.


CITY HALL I agree that these funding sources are another form of taxes we have already paid into. But I would rather see these tax dollars come back to our city, rather than go elsewhere. I know first-hand that headlines and figures are often thrown out to get a response and stir emotions, but as a councillor working with city staff, I feel it is my duty to shed light on how they find savings, grants and other sources of funding. Doing so helps keep taxes down while providing us important services and leaves money to be spent on essential service, such as road and city maintenance. My main takeaway is to not jump to conclusions and to really dig into details before coming to a conclusion on important considerations. This leads to the April 4 referendum on the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts. Please heed this advice. Be diligent in your research, delve into the details of what percentage of costs will be coming from various sources (including taxes) and do not be alarmed

when extravagant figures come out in daily conversations or in the media. This past year, our mayor appointed me to the finance and civic-ops committees and as junior council liaison to the group the late Marg Spina spearheaded. I am honoured for this opportunity to gain valuable experience. I have also been busy representing Kamloops at the Southern Interior Local Government Association and have had the opportunity to share ideas with leaders of those communities. I was able to help secure Kamloops as host city of the 2022 annual convention in April of that year, when representatives from 37 municipalities, districts, towns and villages will visit our beautiful city. As a council, we may not always agree unanimously, but I can assure you we are moving in the direction of our strategic plan, which is governance and accountability, vibrant economy, livability and environmental leadership. I am excited to be involved in bringing new and innovative ideas to the Kamloops development and business community, including an expanded tax exemption to encourage more commercial and residential buildings, including renovations, in the vibrant North Shore and Downtown business districts. Keep shining, Kamloops. Bill Sarai is a Kamloops councillor. His email is bsarai@kamloops.ca. Council columns appear monthly in the print edition of KTW and online at kamloopsthisweek.com.

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LET THEM WARM UP AS THEY WAIT Editor: On Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:45 a.m., I took a friend to the Urgent Care Clinic at Columbia Street and McGill Road, right behind the Real Canadian Superstore. The lineup of people (in above photo) had started before we arrived. The temperature was 1 C, with wind gusts of 50 km/h making if feel much colder. The lovely folks in line saw my friend’s fragile condition, saved her a spot in line and let her wait in my car. The lineup then grew. Those who run the walk-in clinic may not be able to attract more doctors to Kamloops, but surely they could come up with a better system, one that does not have people standing in the cold for long periods of time as they wait for the doors to open. Some of the people in line were sick, but others — like my friend — had no family doctor and simply needed a prescription filled. Sheila Park Kamloops

Editor: Why vote “yes” in the April 4 referendum on the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts? Because we need Kamloops to grow so our children and grandchildren can have well-paying employment and raise their offspring here. Did you know more young adults each year are choosing to leave for out-of-town careers? We’ve provided them with fine education and choices like playing hockey, violin, lacrosse, piano, tennis and ball. They have learned to dance and skied at Sun Peaks and they have swam in our pools and beaches, attended the theatre and partook in curling bonspiels. We’ve raised them to be Kamloopsians.

But have we increased the opportunities for them to live and work in Kamloops as adults? Our city has become like a massive old tree. As its growth spread out in the last 20 years, our downtown’s core — its roots — wither more each year. Why? Because the last class A building in the downtown region went up in 2007. To be blunt, what does our current downtown visually portray to us — and to visitors? It shows that once upon a time, many investors built fine buildings in Kamloops. Those former gems now look their age, and many are inadequately maintained. Downtown’s new construction has not been enough to balance and enhance the oldies.

The result? Major investors, businesses and professionals, such as doctors, have chosen other cities in which to create new jobs, pay taxes and see patients because living in, or investing in, Kamloops didn’t quite measure up for them. So, what are the choices of Kamloops’ voters? Well, reject growth. Let our young move elsewhere as we cherish our illusions that we can maintain status quo. Or welcome the proposed arts centre’s space for performances and conventions and help our downtown to again become a people place. Voting yes to the arts centre is voting yes to Kamloops’ well-being. Lynne Stonier-Newman Kamloops

AT 65, PERHAPS TIME FOR THOSE DARK LINES Editor: It came like the proverbial thief in the night. It wasn’t accompanied with fanfare, nor a loud trump of the angelic host, nor even a proclamation from the mayor. Like so many others before me, I went to bed one night and when I woke up the next morning, I was 65. Is it just a number? Those who are 65 or older and reading this are possibly already chuckling. Being 65 kind of does something to you in a quiet way.

There is the anticipation of receiving that first Old Age Security cheque. You realize you are now in a position where younger people will be eager to approach you for advice about life. You no longer have a boss or a place to hang your hat to make a living unless that is your desire. Your position in church life might change because, all of a sudden, there is a huge generation gap. Still, there remains the desire to be useful. Even if you don’t receive remuneration, there are so

many people in the age group 65 and older who discover volunteering is a meaningful way to invest one’s time. You might find you have time to adopt a rescued dog, raise it with love and enjoy going on long walks. Although tongue in cheek, I have jokingly thought it is always possible to get into something nobody else wants to do. In my case, that might be investigating dark lines on the road that may or may not be connected with a former drug operation.

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Nobody at council was interested. Nobody belonging to several different agencies or levels of government was interested. Nobody during the last three years wanted anything to do with such a menial task. Maybe this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Being 65 is still pretty new to me. It might take some getting used to it. John Noakes Kamloops

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Drug-testing strips can be taken home Interior Health is now offering take-home drugtesting strips in a number of communities, including Kamloops. “Because of the stigma that still surrounds addiction, many people die from overdose alone and at home,” said Judy Darcy, the province’s minister of mental health and addictions. “Giving people a simple, convenient way to check if their drugs contain fentanyl may help them avoid an overdose and reduce the number of lives lost to the unpredictable and toxic drug supply.” The fentanyl test strips are available at communitybased agencies in Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, Merritt, Cranbrook and Nelson. In Kamloops, the drugtesting strips can be found at the ASK Wellness Society site at 433 Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops and at the Crossroads Inn, downtown at Seymour Street and Sixth Avenue. More information on hours

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Southern Interior communities had followed tips on the man as he drove his pickup truck from Kamloops, through the Okanagan and into Grand Forks, a community of 4,000 near the Canada/U.S. border, 125 kilometres east of Osoyoos. On Jan. 30, a fire broke out in a room at the Travelodge motel in Aberdeen. The man registered to the room was seen leaving in a black pickup truck with an Alberta licence plate as the fire burned and Kamloops Mounties were looking for him, stating it was unclear whether the fire was intentionally set or the result of an accident. Firefighters contained the fire to the one room and there were no injuries. This past Sunday, Kelowna RCMP received a driving complaint that involved a black Dodge pickup truck with an Alberta licence plate. The vehicle was located, but the driver sped away when police attempted to pull it over. At that time, it was learned that the vehicle was

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In a ride-hailing first locally, a company has been given the green light to operate in Kamloops and could hit the streets by the end of the year. The Passenger Transportation Board, which licenses commercial vehicles in the province, has approved Kabu to operate in all regions throughout the province. Kabu is owned and operated by Richmond-based Gokabu Group. KTW is awaiting a return call from Kabu. A written decision released by the Passenger Transportation Board notes that Kabu Ride Inc. seeks to operate immediately in the Lower Mainland, Victoria and Nanaimo and expand to Kelowna

within the first year of launch. A fleet of 40 vehicles is expected to serve Kelowna and Kamloops by the end of 2020, with the hope of increasing the fleet to match demand, the decision states. Kabu — which on its website describes itself as a Canadian ride-hailing softwaredevelopment firm that has operated in the Vancouver area since 2016, providing more than one-million rides — applied on Sept. 3, 2019, for a licence to offer ride hailing in all areas of the province, including Kamloops. City of Kamloops business licence inspector Dave Jones said he will reach out to Kabu to determine if and when the company plans to operate in Kamloops. Jones said an approved application does not necessar-

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drawing drivers from the growing pool of newcomers to Canada, including new immigrants, international students and tourists, the decision states. “Kabu maintains that it is seeking to solve transportation shortcomings across British Columbia where there is a demand for ride hailing and sufficient supply of ride hailing drivers,” the decision states. “The company has identified an underserved and growing niche market across Canada that focuses on transportation for minority groups … Kabu says that by speaking in their native language and providing services via familiar channels, such as social media channels popular in their home country, Kabu can capture market share that other service providers have shown little or no interest in. Kabu provided information on the size of the markets for tourism, international students and new immigrants to Canada and the United States.” It will offer drivers a living wage, provide industry-leading driver health benefits reward system, such as subsidized health, dental and disability benefits and a $250,000 life insurance policy. Drivers will be required to agree to a driver and company policy, have a class 4 license, conduct startof-day and end-of-day inspections to their vehicle and keep a logbook with dates and times that is submitted weekly, conduct vehicle inspections and provide a new driver abstract. “It also says that whether and how it opts to work in regions three, four and five will depend on its ability to recruit a critical mass of class four drivers to serve the region,” the decision states. The minimum rate in Kamloops will be $3.50, set based on taxi flag rates operating in a region and determined by the board. Coupons and discounts to lower rates are off limits.

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DAVE EAGLES/KTW A group of protesters briefly blocked the busy Summit Drive and McGill Road intersection last Friday afternoon, with the roadway occupied three times for approximately five minutes at a time. The protesters were standing in solidarity with those arrested at the Wet’suwet’en Nation blockade in northwest B.C. against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline project. When protesters lined up along the crosswalk to block Summit Drive, drivers could be heard honking and one man was screaming profanities from his window. A Kamloops RCMP cruiser arrived after protesters blocked the intersection for a third time, eventually clearing out to the edges of the intersection before crossing back to Thompson Rivers University, where the protest originated. Leslie Carty was among the protesters. He said he was there to support his First Nations brothers and sisters. “I think it’s wrong that our brothers and sisters get woken up at 5 a.m. and pulled out of their bed on their land and are told they have to leave so our government can put a pipeline through,” he said. Carty said he’s a man of colour, but also Métis and a fifth-generation Canadian, and his own poor experience with police is part of the reason he was out with protesters on Friday. “To hold up traffic for a few minutes, it’s a very little inconvenience for everyone that is honking,” he said.

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Protests continue across the country as the RCMP enforce an injunction requiring opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline to clear the way for construction in northern British Columbia. The protests led to cancellation of Tuesday’s ceremonial entrance at the legislature in Victoria, the annual prelude to the speech from the throne. Here is a look at the project and its history: The project: B.C. Premier John Horgan announced provincial support for the project on Oct. 2, 2018. He said LNG Canada’s decision to build a $40-billion liquefied natural gas plant in Kitimat was similar to the moon landing for the province. To get natural gas to the export plant, Coastal GasLink Ltd. is building a 670-kilometre pipeline from the Dawson Creek area in northern B.C. at an estimated cost of $6.6 billion. At the peak point of construction, the plant and the pipeline will employ about 10,000 people. About 900 workers will be needed at the plant during the first phase of its operations. The route: Planning for the route included the establishment of a “conceptual corridor’’ through B.C. in 2012 that the company said included consultations with First Nations, local governments and landowners. The final route approved by the

BC Oil and Gas Commission runs southwest from outside Dawson Creek before heading west near Vanderhoof to Kitimat. First Nations: The dispute has highlighted a debate over whether hereditary chiefs should have more power under Canadian law. The Indian Act established band councils, composed of elected chiefs and councillors, who have authority over reserve lands. Hereditary chiefs are part of a traditional form of Indigenous governance that legal experts say the courts have grappled with how to recognize. Indigenous support: The pipeline has support from 20 elected band councils along the route. All of them have signed benefit agreements with Coastal GasLink. Chief Coun. Crystal Smith of the Haisla Nation in Kitimat said last month that the project will help the community become less reliant on federal funding. The Haisla Nation is also in discussions for equity stakes in the project, which Smith said would create revenue that the community could decide to invest in housing, health or education, in contrast with federal money that comes with restrictions on how it can be used. Indigenous opposition: Five Wet’suwet’en hereditary clan chiefs say the pipeline cannot proceed without their consent. Their supporters at a camp

near Houston have been blocking construction in violation of a court injunction, which the RCMP began enforcing last week. The hereditary chiefs say they have authority over the broader 22,000 square kilometres of traditional territory that the pipeline would partially cross, while the elected band councils only administer smaller reserves. Protests and injunctions: The RCMP arrested 14 people when it began enforcing a court injunction on a forest service road near Houston on Jan. 7, 2019, requiring people obstructing construction of the pipeline to clear the way for the company. The arrests led to dozens of rallies across the country in support of the hereditary chiefs. After talks failed to find a solution to the dispute last week, the RCMP began enforcing a separate court injunction and have since arrested numerous people. The RCMP’s enforcement of the injunction has sparked protests across the country, including blocking train routes in Quebec and Ontario. Vancouver Police say 33 people were arrested on Monday as they enforced an injunction preventing blockades at entrances to the Port of Vancouver and the DeltaPort container terminal. In Victoria, a protest camp remained set up on the steps of the legislature as of KTW press deadline on Tuesday.

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Berwick on the Park expanding at Sahali site JESSICA WALLACE



Berwick on the Park, a seniors’ residence in Sahali, will reconfigure assisted-care units into independent-living suites. During a recent meeting, Kamloops council approved a development permit for two four-storey additions to Berwick’s facility, located at 60

Man hurt in plane crash A missing-person report led police to the discovery of a plane crash on the runway at Merritt Airport early Monday morning. Merritt RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said police received the missing-persons report at 12:14 a.m., with the investigation leading an officer to Merritt Airport, where he discovered the wreckage of a small white and green plane on the tarmac. O’Donaghey said the officer found the man, the subject of the missing-person report, trapped inside the single-occupant aircraft and immediately called the Merritt Fire Department and paramedics for help. The man, who recently moved to Merritt, may have been in the wreck for a number of hours Merritt Fire Chief Dave Tomkinson said the pilot, who is in his 60s — was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Transport Canada officials are investigating the cause of the crash. Since Merritt Airport is a non-towered centre, Merritt CAO Scott Hildebrand said flight planning is co-ordinated through the NAV Canada Flight Information Centre in Kamloops. The Merritt weather station reports that approximately one centimetre of snow fell at the location between Friday, and Saturday, though the airport was plowed on Saturday.

South Whiteshield Cres., including reconfiguration of 32 care units into 15 new onebedroom independentliving suites. The city’s development director, Marvin Kwiatkowski, explained

the two additions will be located south and west of the existing facility and will include a workshop, expanded craft room, bus parking and additional storage. “Also looking to reconfigure 32 of the

existing care units into 15 new one-bedroom independent-living suites along the east wing, as well as an additional 12 independent living suites in the south wing,” Kwiatkowski said.

“In total, there will be 147 units within the building.” Residents of the Brio floor were notified in the fall that they would need to find new homes within a year, leaving about 20 resi-

dents with round-theclock care searching for new homes. The reason given at that time was staffing challenges. Berwick on the Park was built in 2002. It has several other locations

on Vancouver Island. KTW reached out to Berwick’s general manager for an update on whether the displaced residents have found new places to live, but had not yet heard back as of press deadline.



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he “dark months,” I call them — January and February and maybe a wee bit of March. It is a time of year that imprisons me with cold and snow, unable to experience the outdoors much, other than through memory and wishful thinking of the days ahead. Soon enough, the dark days will break and take the cold with them. It’s almost close now to start thinking about the year ahead, although March is always a wildcard in terms of how long winter will linger. And, as I have in years past, I find myself looking at the long-term forecast more frequently, hoping for the prospect of an early spring. Hey, you never know. It is approximately the 28th time I’ve faced this cycle in B.C., the 28th time I’ve pondered an outdoor season ahead. I’m already looking forward to it all. Sometimes I am asked how I don’t tire of the activities. How is it I can keep at it year after year? Doesn’t fishing reach the point where it’s just plain dull? And how many deer hunts does it take before the value of an extra two hours sleep outweighs the benefits to be found going afield? I don’t have answers to those questions — and I hope I never do. The fact is, though, there are days when fish-


ing is slow. Typically, in late July and August, the lazy days come. Anglers sometimes spend a lot of time sitting, broiling in the sun. The days are often wickedly hot and calm, with the only sign of action on the water the sight of insects skittering across the surface. Regardless, I don’t mind the quiet days. Even on the boring days, there is value in fishing. Sometimes it’s just nice to sit in a boat on a lake. It’s quiet and peaceful, a powerful antidote to the stresses of domesticated living. And, as long as I’ve got a line in the water, there’s hope fish will find it, making a day in the boat always more productive than a day lounging in a comfy chair in the backyard. Hunting is the same, sort of. I always love being in the bush in the early morning, although I’ve noticed the process of getting there has increased in difficulty over the years. Hunting requires more effort, more preparation than fishing.

DAVE EAGLES/KTW The moments spent fishing alone on a calm lake can be a powerful antidote to the stresses of domesticated living. So too, hunting offers the prospect of new adventures just around the corner.

It’s become harder to find the time to hunt and I know I don’t get out as much as I used to. With both endeavours, however, there is always the prospect of new things.

There are new places to visit, new equipment to buy, new techniques to try. This past year, I became enamoured by archery and bowhunting and expect it will

be a prime focus for me through this coming year. A friend and I have already proclaimed 2020 to be “the year of the bow.” We intend to spend this season in the field

only with bows in hand, to learn what archery can teach about hunting. We’ll see how it goes. Which brings me to one of the main reasons fishing and hunting never get boring, even with the passing of season upon season — there is always something to learn. Every new season, I inevitably stumble across something more I want to know about and explore. I can’t conceive of the day I will feel I know it all. Fishing and hunting are more than activities — they are ways of seeing life. They define a way of thinking and those who are engrossed in such a way measure most aspects of their lives against a calendar that changes with the outdoor seasons, independent of months and weeks and clocks and schedules. Not that fishing and hunting are more important than other things (like work, family and domestic responsibility); it is just that they are ever-present. I can’t imagine becoming bored or weary of fishing or hunting, so long as I have the prospect of new seasons ahead and new things to ponder. Robert Koopmans is an avid angler and hunter who spends as much time as possible in B.C.’s wild places. He also hosts The Outdoor Narrative podcast (find it on Apple Podcasts). To share a thought, send an email to info@theoutdoornarrative.com.

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Uncle Chris the Clown is again conducting Valentine’s Day visits for a good cause. To book a time, call 250-318-3976 or 1-877-4-A-CLOWN (422-5696) or go online to unclechristheclown.com.

Clowning around for charity Uncle Chris the Clown is again donating half of his Valentine’s Day appearance fee to charity. The Kamloops clown will visit your sweetheart’s work, home or school and surprise them with a visit from The Ambassador of Love and deliver a special valentine’s greeting, complete with a personalized balloon animal and stuffy from Uncle Chris and a carnation

from Kamloops Florist. The Valentine’s Day visit will cost $75, of which half will be donated to Variety the Children’s Charity, which helps children and their families throughout B.C. with financial assistance for medical emergencies, therapies, specialized equipment, drug prescriptions and out-of-town accommodation, meal, and travel costs. Those wishing to book

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met my sweetest boyfriend ever at the Kamloops Tennis Centre courts in September 2017, where we attended the same drop-in skills clinic. It was my first night at the clinic, where I intended to rekindle my passion for tennis as a newly single gal. I noticed him right away. He was, skilful, agile and always smiling. I was impressed — and did I mention he was good looking? Despite me stumbling through the exercises, he made it fun with his comments and go-get’er attitude. At the following week’s session, we talked a bit and he offered to play tennis with me after I mentioned I had no one to practise with. I was very curious about him, but did not want to get too excited about having a new tennis friend. We soon met to play tennis and everything about him was so refreshing to me. During tennis, we shared a bit of our stories and, eventually, a tennis date turned into a hiking date and things took off slowly but steadily from there. We had both been married before and each of us had two children — his adults and mine pre-teens. We are both fiercely independent, financially stable and sporty, with a zest for life. Although he is 15 years older, I knew he was my person within a few months. I think he is sweet and sexy and we take life as it comes. Tim and I have been together for more than two years. Every time we see one another, I feel the energy in the room change. I am so ecstatic to be with him, so amazed at the beauty and grace of accepting him wholly and being completely accepted by him. — TANJA HASLER


t was 1983 when we met. I was in kindergarten and he was in Grade 1. I had to sit at his desk for Grade 1 orientation and was mortified that I had to sit beside a boy. We didn’t talk until a few years later, when we ended up on the same softball team. After that, we didn’t see much of each other until high school. We became really good friends through our friends group, but didn’t begin dating until after graduation. Four years later, we got married and had our daughter the next year. Our 20th wedding anniversary is coming up this August. I’m grateful to be married to my best friend. — TERYNE DECRAENE



n the summer of 2009, I was on my way to meet my friend Brandon at the Minnkhada Middle School sports field, where we often hung out. That’s when I noticed there was someone else with Brandon — my soon-to-be husband, Matthew. We both liked each other and I guess you can say it was love at first sight. We both had a lot in common, as well a strong chemistry. We knew that it wasn’t the most ideal time to be together as Matthew at the time was 18 and I was 14, just starting high school. So we decided to stay as good friends and see where time took us. Throughout the next couple of years, we tried to keep in touch through text and Facebook. We would often see each other in passing or on the bus. In the spring of 2014, Matthew and I ran into each other, talked for a little bit. exchanged numbers and started hanging out again. Our first few dates were spent rock climbing indoors. I knew this was different. Less than a year later, Matthew asked me to marry him. Four years later, Matthew and I were married in Vancouver’s Robson Square with 150 other couples. The event was called Love in the Square and you needed only to bring a marriage licence, $20 for the food bank and close family and friends. The rest is history. — MICHELE ISBISTER


showed up at course in Kelowna for a round of golf — and I instead found the love of my life. The starter told me to follow the twosome of ladies on the tee, I caught up to them on the fifth tee and we chatted for a bit. One of the two caught my eye as she looked as fine as a tall glass of water in the middle of a desert, but I didn’t think much of it at the time. I thanked them for letting me play through and carried on with my round. On the eighth hole, the beverage cart girl asked if I would like to wait on the next tee for the ladies behind as they wanted to do tequila shots. We ended up playing the back nine as a group. On the 18th hole, I finally worked up the courage to ask the pretty girl who initially caught my eye for her number — and the rest is history. We’ve been together for 3.5 years and were engaged on Sept. 9, 2019. This is special because, at the time, we were both living in the Lower Mainland, but happened to be in Kelowna — me for work and her to visit a friend. Also, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she not only liked golf, but she is good at it, too! We now both reside in Kamloops and hope to live here happily ever after. — ANDREW AND ALEXIS


y family, originating from the Deep South, settled in Cornwall, Ont., where my dad worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway. A young fellow from Alberta drove out to Ontario and got a job on that seaway in Cornwall. In early February of 1958, at church, I sat behind the new guy in town. We had not been introduced, so to get his attention, I thrust my foot forward under the pew and tapped my toe against his heel. He turned. “Can you see OK? Wanna change places?” He was polite and shy. “I’m Jack. You’re?” Thrilled, I whispered, “I’m Rita. I just wanted to meet you.” Our church youth group held a Valentine skating party on Feb. 14, 1958. It was an absolutely heavenly first date with that handsome guy. We skated to Love is a Many-Splendored Thing. Three months later, following a youth convention, the lyrics of Ed Townsend’s For Your Love came over the radio of Jack’s 1957 Ford. The lyrics enraptured our hearts: :For your love, I would go anywhere… For your kiss, I would do anything.” “Would you ... would you marry me?” He asked earnestly. An epiphany came over me:“Yes! Yes!” In the spring of 1959, we were married in the church where we met. We had our 50th wedding anniversary in 2009, aboard a paddle-wheeler crossing Lake Tahoe. To our joy and surprise, the live band in the lounge played our memorable love song. On Valentine’s Day this year, at the ages of 80 and 85, we will celebrate another anniversary of our first date — just as we have for more than 60 years — sharing sentimental tears and memories of our lifelong journey, together as always, listening to our beloved old tape of For Your Love. — RITA JOAN DOZLAW


hen I first saw my future wife, Bev, in 1971 in Smithers, I damn near drove into the back of a parked car as she was walking down the main street. I got to meet Bev and later that year we went on our first date to the PNE in Vancouver. We went on the roller coaster and I am not sure who was more scared — me or Bev. We also went on the Mad Mouse ride that was even scarier. We dated and I think I still have a letter from her parents saying they thought she should stop seeing me. Well, that never happened and I got up enough courage to ask her dad if I could marry her. He said yes. We were married in August 1973 and it will be 47 years this year — and we still love each other. We have two kids and four super grandkids. — KEN WARNER


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had met my husband, Troy, three different times while in my early 20s, but I never knew him to really talk or date. Life went on. Years passed. In 1998, I had left a bad relationship and decided against dating and men. I went to my best friend’s housewarming party out of town and hung out, listening to music. Troy was at this party. He was playing country music and granted my wish to play some AC/DC. I wasn’t interested in him as I did not remember who he was. Plus, he was in a relationship. He worked on cars on the side and gave me his number if I ever needed a mechanic. Number was lost and one year and a half went by. My best friend of 25 years called my work and told me Troy was looking for me. It was just after Thanksgiving in 1998 when we started seeing each other. Just before Christmas, I was walking to work after he dropped me off. It was snowing and I thought to myself he was the last man I’d ever date. We were engaged on Christmas Day and we got married on Sept. 18, 1999 Every time it snows downtown, I think about that day, when I turned around and saw him drive off and knew he was the one. — LISA ARMSTRONG


revor and I fell in love in front of Eminem, the rapper. We both loved Eminem in our teen years, separately, and were determined to be at his first concert in Canada, at the Squamish Music Festival on Aug. 8, 2014. I was volunteering in the firstaid tent and Trevor brought in someone who needed my help. Then he proceeded to hit on me hard, consistently and unabashedly! I was unsure at first. I had never been hit on so directly in my life. But come Sunday night — the last night of the concert, when Eminem was preforming — I knew who I wanted to watch the concert with. He was nervous and it was cute. I thought we would watch the concert together (best concert of our lives) and leave it at that. Little did I know my whole life had just changed. I had to drive home after the concert that night and didn’t expect him to try to stay in touch. But he did — persistently. He bewitched me with his ways and, by Halloween 2014, I moved my life from Vancouver to Kamloops. My friends thought I had lost it and my brother worried I was pregnant. I was just in love! People ask me why I moved to Kamloops and I tell them: “I fell in love and his name is Trevor!” I don’t know about love at first sight, but there was something there. What truly won me over was his direct, honest and caring heart. I would do it all over again. Fiveand-a-half years later, with two dogs and a cat, we still kinda like each other. — KELSEY GRIMM


was just out of high school and working my first job at Tony Roma’s. I was a prep cook and he was a bartender. At orientation, they called him up and I remember knowing I would marry him the second I saw him. At the time, he had a girlfriend, but I told him I thought he was “hot” and that I would wait. Two weeks later, they broke up, at about the same time I accidentally spilled cold fridge carrots and water all over my head and white shirt. He likes to joke that is how he knew I was the one. We have been together for 21.5 years and married for 15 of them. We have two children and are truly happy. We are still best friends. — CASSIA HENDERSON



e flew to Canada to work in the Alberta oilsands. He worked for the same company I did, but at a different site. After a year, he was transferred to our site. I first laid eyes on him in an Ironworkers lunchroom morning safety meeting and, although I am not much of a believer in love at first sight, I can truly say it happened to me. His shaggy hair and English accent had me smitten and bitten by the love bug. Inter-employee relationships were not permitted, so one of us would hide, lying down in the back of the truck as it drove through the security shack swipe-outs, so we could be together in the evenings. We did that for nine months as we were so hopelessly taken with each other. We then worked hard for permanent resident status and received it. Canadian citizenship paperwork is now en route. He proposed on Lovers Beach in Cabo San Lucas and we were married in Las Vegas. This March 17 will mark eight years together, which has brought us two kids. It was the best morning Ironworker safety meeting ever. — SHAUNA BOLTON


y husband Matthew and I met on the August long weekend in 2014 at a church young single adult conference in Kelowna. We avoided each other all weekend after an embarrassing encounter on the first evening of the conference. At the after-party on the last day, we ended up in the kitchen at the same time, were introduced by a friend of mine and ended up talking for two hours. That evening, he left to return to Alberta, but we texted back and forth for the next few days. After a few Skype dates over the next week, our feelings started to grow. He was first to say he loved me. Within three weeks, we had our wedding booked. Two weeks later, he flew back to visit me, meet my family and officially propose. He moved to Kelowna a month later and we got married two months after that. We just celebrated our fifth anniversary. We haven’t had an easy go of it as we have struggled financially for most of our marriage and have been journeying through infertility and recurrent miscarriages since three months after our wedding. But through it all, we chose to grow closer rather than let it all tear us apart. —ZAYANYA THORNE


y fiancé (boyfriend at the time) and I were supposed to be driving to Vernon on a Thanksgiving weekend to have a “friendsgiving” weekend. He said he got off work early (he actually had the whole day off and pretended he went to work) and came home and started packing. I was making a dip and Jell-O shots, but he said we had to go. We got into the car and he started driving toward Merritt. He faked me out and claimed to be taking the long way to Vernon. We ended up driving all the way to Vancouver, where we had a beautiful dinner. He then drove us to a huge parking lot, where I saw planes coming and going. He pulled out a secret suitcase and when we arrived at the airport, I found out he had booked a trip to New York. We had a full day and I was angry at him for not removing his coat in the muggy weather (he was hiding the ring in his jacket). He booked a romantic dinner at the Empire State Building and we then went to the top, where he proposed. It sounds like a fairy tale movie and it honestly was. — ASHLEY SARAI

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moved from Sweden to Melbourne, Australia, to study tourism management at university. A year earlier, I had met a guy in Byron Bay, Australia, whose brother (Zack) was in Melbourne. Not knowing anyone there and knowing Zack was new to the city, I contacted him and asked if he wanted to get together. We met up on Feb. 13, 2010, and have since then through this: • We kissed on the first night and never stopped. •Z  ack went to New Zealand at the end of 2010 as part of his backpacking plan. He was supposed to be there for a year, but he returned to Australia a few months later, a country he wasn’t particularly fond of, for one reason: me. • In 2012, we moved to Canada. • In 2015, we moved to Sweden. Zack learned Swedish and became a Swedish citizen. • In 2018, we moved back to Canada. From the day we met to now, we have travelled through Southeast Asia, hiked in Norway for a month, biked through France for a month, roadtripped through Germany and Sweden and visited England, the Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand and Austria On Dec. 14, 2019, the day before my birthday, Zack surprised me by doing a striptease together with Coco Creme and Kara-Sheen Inferno at the Kamloops Burlesque show. He ended the performance by getting down on one knee while Queen’s Born to Love You plated. I had mentioned at some point that, if we ever get married, that’s the song I wanted at our wedding. We have travelled the world together, moved between countries for each other and plan on continuing our globetrotting lifestyle until the day we die since this is how we met and how we live and love. Zack works out of town, so winning this pampering package would be lovely since we only see each other every two or three weeks. — ANNA PETAJAMAA


y parents have played softball all my life and, one day, I noticed a new guy on my mom’s team. I told her I thought he was cute and to get me his number. We went to high school together, but didn’t meet until after he graduated. It was love at first sight and we have been through so much already. He was with me for my grad. I was with him through a career change. We have lived in many rentals. When we were together for about six years, he finally proposed on my birthday. We’ve now been married for five years, we have purchased our first home and we have our first baby girl. My husband is the love of my life. Life’s been a bit of a struggle lately, but our love always gets us through. He deserves the world and if I could at least take him on a date night, that would be so amazing. — KASSI-RAI VAN GENNE


Looking for Love Winners Rita Dozlaw A night at the movies for 2,

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Brandi Allen 2 tickets to Kamloops Blazers

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February 14 Valentine’s Day game

Taylor Culver $50 gift card

Tiffany Quast A gift basket

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Tanja Hasler Couples float

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World Ukulele Day was marked on Feb. 1 and, to celebrate, Long & McQuade hosted free ukulele lessons. Here, Tina Hebner instructs the course for beginners trying out the instrument. The member of the guitar family of instruments originated in Hawaii in the 19th century. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

Celebrate Family Day with these free activities The eighth annual Family Day Festival will take place on Monday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre. The TCC’s indoor Fieldhouse will be transformed into a free festival space for families with children of all ages. In 2013, Family Day became a

Marking mother tongue

statutory holiday in B.C. At the TCC, community organizations and businesses will bring a wide range of family-focused activities into one place. Attendees will have an opportunity to get creative with arts and crafts, have their faces painted, enjoy live performances, experi-

ment with science, play new sports and try some musical instruments. Several food vendors will also be on site. The Kamloops Food Bank will also be at the door to collect nonperishable food items. The Tournament Capital Centre gym will also be open on Family

A Celebration of International Mother Language Day event will take place this Thursday, 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, avail-

Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the free Family Day Festival, the City of Kamloops is offering toonie skate and swimming programs next Monday. For two dollars per person, families are invited to a public skating session in the Olympic rink on McArthur Island from

able 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



10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and to a public swimming session at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre at the TCC from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more festival details, including a list of booths, food vendors and entertainment, go online to Kamloops.ca/ FamilyDay.

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.



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A Canadian winter getaway package has been created in Sun Peaks and will be the main prize in an online auction to raise money for those impacted by wildfires in Australia. The package, valued at more than $10,000, will be donated to Snow Aid Australia, an online auction for bushfire relief and wildlife rescue organized by SnowsBest.com. “Sun Peaks is home to hundreds of Australian staff and residents. We also welcome thousands of Australian guests each year, so it came as no surprise that the community wanted to donate whatever they could to this cause,” said Arlene Schieven, president and chief executive officer for Tourism Sun Peaks. Items in the package include: • Two return tickets from

Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney, courtesy of Air Canada; • Seven nights’ accommodation for two, courtesy of the Coast Sundance Lodge; • Six-day alpine lift tickets for two, courtesy of Sun Peaks Resort LLP; • Six-day performance rentals for two, courtesy of Jardines; • Return Kamloops Airport transfers for two, courtesy of TasteFull Excursions; • $1,000 pre-paid Visa, courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty at Sun Peaks; • $100 gift certificate, courtesy of Bottoms Bar and Grill; • $100 gift certificate, courtesy of Sun Peaks Catering; • A one-hour massage, courtesy of Four Winds Massage Therapy and Yoga; • $50 gift certificate, courtesy of Ohana Deli Market & Meals To Go; • One Moonlight Snowshoe


and S’Mores Tour for two, courtesy of Discover Sun Peaks Adventure; • Three nights’ stay in Vancouver, courtesy of the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel; • Two adult admission passes, including a round-trip shuttle from downtown Vancouver, courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park; • Two Hop on Hop Off passes, courtesy of Landsea Tours & Adventures. In addition, Sun Peaks Grand and Sun Peaks Resort LLP partnered with Australian Tour Operator Travelplan Ski and donated a seven-night package to the auction. On Australia Day last month, community fundraising efforts raised more than $14,000. The Snow Aid Australia online auction is at snowaidaustralia.com and closes on Friday, Feb. 21.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:00 p.m.

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipal Council gives notice that it will hold a Public meeting at Cahilty Lodge at 3220 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC, to review the proposed amendments to the Development Cost Charges Bylaw. The draft bylaw is available on our website under ‘Draft Bylaws’. Questions, comments and feedback can be forwarded to admin@sunpeaksmunicipality.ca


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 6:45 PM Tuesday February 18, 2020 Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Council gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing at Cahilty Hotel & Suites, 3220 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC, to consider proposed Bylaw Nos. 0147, 0148, 0149 and 0150, 2020.

What are Zoning Amendment Bylaw Nos. 0147, 2020, and 0149, 2020?



What are Temporary Use Permit Bylaw Nos. 0148, 2020 and 0150, 2020?

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Bylaws 0148 and 0150 are to allow the use of a 1-bedroom secondary suite at both 1326 and 1328 Burfield Drive (legally described as above) for tourist accommodation use (short-term/nightly rental accommodation) for a 3 year term. The specific conditions are as stipulated in the proposed permits, a part of Bylaws 0148 and 0150. All persons who believe that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed Bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. Additionally, they may make written submissions on the matter of these Bylaws (via any of the below options) which must be received at our office prior to 4:00 p.m. on the 14th day of February, 2020. The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for this matter.

How do I get more information? A copy of the proposed Bylaws and all supporting information can be inspected from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (except statutory holidays) at our office from January 28, 2020 until 4:00 p.m. the day of the Hearing; or please contact us via any of the below options.

Parents are strongly encouraged to register children for kindergarten on these dates.



Bylaw 0147 and 0149 are a change to Zoning Bylaw No. 1400 to rezone 1326 and 1328 Burfield Drive (legally described as Strata Lots A and B, District Lot 5957, KDYD, Strata Plan EPS4902, together with an interest in common property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the strata lot an undivided 1/54 share in Lot 51, DL 6282, Plan 41697) from R-1: Residential Single and Two Family Zone to R-1: Residential Single and Two Family Zone with a site specific amendment to enable one secondary residential dwelling unit in the lower level of each half of an existing two-family dwelling (to authorise 2 secondary suites total for the entire duplex).

No representations will be received by Council after the Public Hearing has been concluded. SCAN FOR MORE INFO

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Policing, pickleball among budget items studied MANY REQUESTS IN SUPPLEMENTAL LIST; CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING SET FOR FEB. 20 Three of the 11 supplemental budget requests are linked to the RCMP, including a $750,000 study on detachment upgrades. The detachment, downtown at Battle Street and Sixth Avenue, could be the subject of a future $8-million to $10-million project to extend the life of the existing facility over time. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE




City council recently got a look at supplemental budget items, with 11 requests on the table to support policing, improve accessibility, transportation and natural resource operations and expand pickleball facilities. During a recent meeting, council heard from city staff who detailed at a high level the requests, before they go to the public for consultation later this month. Each item will be decided upon individually by council, prior to the city finalizing the 2020 property tax rate. City of Kamloops planning and procurement manager Dave Hallinan said if council approved all projects on the list, the estimated property tax increase would increase by .26 per cent, resulting in a hike this year of about three per cent. Not all of the requests are recommended to be funded through taxation. The city will host a public budget meeting discussing supplemental budget items on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Valley First Lounge at Sandman Centre. DETACHMENT UPGRADES Three of the 11 supplemental budget requests are linked to the RCMP, including additional support staff, a study for detachment upgrades and talks of a future training centre. Why the spending focus on police? Hallinan told KTW the policing costs come as a result of growth. “It was just really an opportunity to look at how the operations have been running,” he said. “They just happened to come to the table.” The city has put forward a business case for adding two administrative staff (accounts clerk and crime analyst) to support policing, which has grown over the years. The city is obligated under its municipal policing agreement to

provide support to the RCMP, by way of municipal staff, and it says current staffing levels are insufficient due to increased calls to police and pressure facing the Kamloops detachment. Adding two staff would cost $165,000 in 2020 and the city proposes funding the new positions through taxation, resulting in an .08 per cent increase. The city is also proposing to spend $750,000 on a study to upgrade the detachment, downtown at Battle Street and Sixth Avenue. The $8-million to $10-million project is proposed to address operational challenges and safety concerns and extend the life of the existing facility over time, rather than facing one large capital expenditure. The detachment was built in 1990. In 2002, it housed 158 employees. By 2019, it had 194 staff. The building has received piecemeal renovations over the years and the city notes “significant

need” to improve the current booking entry, main entry and forensic/ evidence rooms. Also needed: new and renovated office spaces, replacement of the main entry canopy and reinvention of the reception area, expanding the garage bays, relocating the gym to the second storey and reconfiguring the second floor to expand the men’s and women’s locker rooms. The city proposes a three-to five-year design and renovation plan. The first phase, proposed this year, would be a study. Hallinan said the city proposes funding the study out of a $14.5-million reserve fund. That money is typically earmarked for rainy-day funding, he explained, but it has been used for capital expenditures from time to time in the past. INDOOR TRAINING SPACE Meanwhile, another RCMP project is being proposed a few years

down the road — a gun range and indoor training facility. Currently, Kamloops and region RCMP officers travel to the Lower Mainland for firearms training at the Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack. The facility would cost $8.75 million to build, but the city expects the training facility would bring in $675,000 annually via anticipated revenue and avoided costs, in light of decreased travel. The proposed warehouse-style training facility would tentatively be located adjacent to the Kamloops Fire Rescue training facility, which is in the city’s civic operations yard in the McGill Road industrial area, though it construction is not anticipated until possibly 2025. OTHER BUDGET ITEMS • The city is proposing projects to improve accessibility, including the purchase of reusable mobility mats that can be rolled out and installed at events like Music in the

Park, as well as a series of pedestrian crossing upgrades over the next decade. The mats, made from recycled polyester, could be used by pedestrians and those in wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers. The cost would be $40,000, with $20,000 per year going forward, should the technology be successful. Meanwhile, the pedestrian crossing upgrade program is proposed to improve 39 crossings in Kamloops over the next decade, at a total cost of $6.5 million. The city is asking for $150,000 in 2020 to create a strategy, with one to two crossings addressed in subsequent years, funded from the city’s existing active transportation budget. • Expand transit by an extra 4,500 hours at a cost of $82,000 in 2020 and tax increase of .07 per cent; • Pickleball court expansion, at a cost of $75,000, including $12,000 paid for by the pickleball community. Tennis courts at the west end of Riverside Park would be repurposed for pickleball. The city would pay the remaining $63,000 out of community works funding, which currently has $2.7 million. • Boat launch repairs at Pioneer Park and McArthur Island, at a cost of $759,000; • The addition of an arborist and national resource technician to improve the city’s tree canopy and support trail and park maintenance, at a cost of $168,000. • Hiring of an in-house trades plumber, which would result in $12,000 in annual savings realized without having to pay for contract plumbing work.


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Faster return of damage deposits? Renters will not have to wait as long to get their security and pet deposits back, due to pending changes by the provincial government. Under the old process, renters had to apply for a dispute resolution hearing if their landlord did not return their uncontested deposits within 15 days of the end of the rental agreement. The formal hearing with the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) meant renters had to wait to have their money returned to them. To address the issue, the provincial government is creating an expedited process. Renters with successful applications will receive an order for the return of the deposit that they can then serve to their landlord or enforce through the small claims court. The RTB has a similar process in place to help landlords recover unpaid rent or utilities. These changes give renters the ability to use the same simplified process to get their deposit back. Renters can apply for this expedited process at any Service BC location or online as of Feb. 18.

Province rethinking tree planting TOM FLETCHER


The B.C. NDP government is preparing to overhaul its reforestation program after widespread fires and the federal government’s promise to plant twobillion trees across Canada in the years to come. With the forest industry facing a wave of sawmill closures as Crown timber harvest is chopped to match a depleted B.C. Interior stock of harvestable trees, the province is poised to scrap the system left by the previous B.C. Liberal government. The Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. is the primary vehicle for recovering forests from fires and dealing with the dead wood that accelerates wildfires. Its last $163-million budget allocation is almost gone after the latest round of waste wood projects announced by Forests Minister Doug Donaldson in late January. “It looks like they’re beginning to wrap it up because [the society] has about $2 million left in the fund,” B.C. Liberal forest critic John Rustad said. “There has not been a penny put into FESBC by the B.C. NDP government.” The forests ministry confirmed the society’s budget is nearly all committed, adding that any further program information will have to wait for Finance

Minister Carole James’ Feb. 18 provincial budget. “The B.C. government has invested $235 million in the society, with about $233 million allocated as of Jan. 30, 2020, for 250 projects related to wildfire risk reduction, reforestation, forest rehabilitation and wildlife habitat restoration, and for raising awareness of the FireSmart program,” the ministry said in a statement. B.C.’s tree planting deficit has been a point of debate for many years. In 2012, the province’s independent Forest Practices Board issued a report estimating two-million hectares of forest needed to be replanted after fire and beetle damage. One-quarter of that was the responsibility of forest companies that had logged the areas. Wildfire damage aside, forest companies are responsible for replanting harvested areas and bringing the seedlings up to self-sustaining size. In the fall 2019 federal election campaign, the federal Liberal government pledged to plant two-billion trees to help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, using revenue from the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Forestry and other natural resources remain a provincial responsibility and it’s not yet clear how Ottawa intends to implement its plan.

Rustad said the B.C. NDP government should be developing a strategy for Ottawa’s program. “There is no plan, no structure, no proposal at this point by the provincial government, other than, ‘Hey, we’re interested,’” he said. “The big challenge with reforestation in B.C. is that even if we wanted to go out and plant the areas impacted, we don’t have the nurseries, we don’t have the seed stock coming in and we certainly don’t have the crews to go out and do all the planting that needs to be done.” With vast areas of B.C. Interior depleted by a historic mountain pine beetle outbreak, it remains in question whether hiring crews to replant seedlings is necessary or advisable. A 2006 study for Natural Resources Canada found that 40 per cent of beetlekilled lodgepole pine-dominant areas have a natural underbrush of young trees not affected by beetle kill and regenerate without salvage logging or planting. “Ecological restoration may be needed to repair critical habitats or to safeguard aquatic resources in the wake of a pine beetle outbreak,” researcher Philip Burton concluded. “However, restoration must be done with clear objectives, and is likely to be a minor part of the overall management picture.”

The Most Valuable Document to Your Family We recently attended an excellent seminar about the importance of estate planning and ensuring that your family is aware of your final wishes. The speaker, Thomas Deans, is a New York Times best seller and has considerable experience around family wealth transfer. We feel that he did a great job outlining the benefits to sharing your wishes with your family today, regardless of your age, and ensuring to keep talking about them in an open and honest manner. First off, we hope that if you are reading this, you are not one of the 12.5 million estimated Canadians without a Will. That stat alone scares us. Dying without a Will is called dying "intestate" and leaves the decision up to the provincial government as to who will administer your estate and how your assets will be divided. Estate planning is not just for "old people." We don't get to pick our time and the risk of no Will or unclear intentions after you are gone can leave families in a state of chaos. More estates

are being litigated and families are torn apart fighting due to the intended or unintended actions of a departed loved one. A March 2017 BMO Estate Planning surveyfound that nearly 60% of respondents indicated they have received an inheritance, but nearly half felt that the distribution of their parents’ estates was not fair. How many of these people found out after their parents were gone? What type of impact do you think that left on the family? So why do we avoid talking about our wealth and our intentions when we are gone? Perhaps we feel if family learned how much they stand to inherit, they would get complacent. Or perhaps we feel it could lead to ulterior motives. The counter argument is what benefit does a sudden unexpected wealth influx cause on individuals? Unearned and unlearned wealth can result in strange yet predictable things. We feel this is an opportunity to discuss family values, potential philanthropic passions and have your family's legacy live on in a meaningful way. There is no way to know or clarify your legacy or intention when you are gone. After raising a family, providing council and guidance over the years, why would we be silent when it comes to the end?

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Your final intentions have the ability to release potential or accelerate demise. The concept from the seminar was the best way to release potential is to build trust with open and honest dialogue. This was suggested through the facilitation of a "family meeting" to help your legacy and vision for your loved ones live on as you intended. We would add that reminding people of what they stand to inherit (or disinherit), is not the intention. The goal is to help educate, communicate and empower your family. Having open conversations with future heirs can help reduce conflicts and acclimatize heirs to the idea that they will inherit, especially if the intention is not to be equal or fair. Will these conversations be easy? In the beginning, probably not. But over time, displaying trust and openness can help lead to stronger bonds and family understanding. If you do not have a Will in place, we strongly encourage you to do so. Given the complexities around estate planning, we truly feel this is best done by collaborating with a qualified professional. It literally could be the most important document for the rest of your and your family's life. Until next time… Invest Well. Live Well.


This document was prepared by Eric Davis, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Keith Davis, Investment Advisor for informational purposes only and is subject to change. The contents of this document are not endorsed by TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, a division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. Index returns are shown for comparative purposes only. Indexes are unmanaged and their returns do not include any sales charges or fees as such costs would lower performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Published February 12, 2020.


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hear this statement had received the benefits often: “It’s too bad for three years, but were I didn’t know about unaware they were entitled the disability tax to more and didn’t know credit for my child how to go about receivbefore they moved out. It’s ing it. With my help, they too late now.” received a retroactive seven This is not true. additional years of child You may still apply for with disability benefits. up to 10 years’ funding On top of the new retroactively. Some families seven-year refund they NELLIE have adult children who received, I found another KROMBACH are living on their own, but unclaimed deduction. On the family is still ensuring While meeting with the they have enough food and client and reviewing their TAXES continues to support them returns, I learned they out of home. could also claim for someI had a client who had a son with a one else they had been caring for in the disability who moved out four years prepast five years, as they had claimed for viously. The family continued to help the only one year. son each month, as he never had enough I helped the client re-apply for the past money to last a full month after payfour years refund and was successful. ing rent. The parents helped with food, It is worth it to have the right distook him to appointments, bought him ability tax credit specialist analyze your clothes, etc. personal situation. Don’t assume you will I was able to get the supporting be unsuccessful. Our success rate is 98 family member a tax refund for the 10 per cent. Nellie Krombach is general previous years and part of my service to manager of Supportive Options & them was to direct them on how to get Solutions, serving all of B.C. the full amount of child with disability To learn more, call 250-674-2416. benefits due to them retroactively. They

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More Canadian veterans than ever are waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits, despite repeated government promises and efforts to get the situation under control. New figures from Veterans Affairs Canada show more than 44,000 applications from veterans for assistance were sitting in the queue at the end of September, a 10 per cent increase from only six months earlier. The number includes both completed applications and those deemed “incomplete,’’ which Veterans Affairs broke out first the first time after years of criticism for the everincreasing number of files waiting for a decision. Incomplete applications are those that need more information from applicants or are waiting for staff to review. Yet even setting those aside, the number of completed applications that have been sitting in the queue for months stood at more than 23,000, an increase of 6,300 — or 37 per cent _ from March 2019. Veterans’ advocates say long delays add stress and frustration to veterans already suffering from physical and psychological injuries. They also sparked promises during the fall election from many of the federal parties, who

were keen on winning veterans’ votes. Veterans and their advocates have previously blamed Stephen Harper’s Conservative government for the current situation, after the Tories cut hundreds of front-line staff about eight years ago in their fervent drive to balance the federal budget. The Liberal government has since hired back hundreds of front-line staff and made a one-time, $20-million cash injection over two years in the 2018 federal budget to address the backlog. (Another $22 million was added to hire more caseworkers for the most severely injured veterans.) But those investments have not kept pace with growth in demand for services and benefits over the past four years. “The fact of the matter is veterans deserve to receive their benefits in a timely manner and the backlog is not acceptable,” Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay said. Yet he would not say whether more money will be forthcoming, despite Veterans Affairs officials indicating that their plan for eliminating the backlog depends on getting more money for staff. In his annual report, tabled in the House of Commons last week, veterans ombudsman Craig Dalton wrote that the backlog and wait times are the most frequent complaint his office receives from former military personnel.

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ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Bazil Spencer of the Kamloops Track and Field Club was among gold medallists at the Gary Reed Invitational on the weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre. For more photos, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com.

‘I am absolutely the gopher for them’ MARTY HASTINGS



Dailene Pewarchuk was a gracious winner, consoling Corryn Brown after humbling her 6-3 in the 2010-2011 junior women’s B.C. curling final in North Vancouver. Brown was 15, in her first year of junior eligibility, while Pewarchuk was in her graduating season, primed

for a shift into the women’s ranks. “Corryn was young. They were very upset,” said Pewarchuk, the 29-year-old who skipped a Victoria rink this season. “I remember talking to Corryn after that game and I said, ‘You’re going to win a lot of these.




Don’t give up. You’ve got to go through those trenches.’ It turns out I was right.” Humility in victory helped her stand out in the lineup of curlers interested in joining the Kamloops rink as a fifth for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which begins this Saturday in Moose Jaw, Sask. “She definitely took it to us in that final, but she was a very gracious winner and she’s always been super

kind to us when we’ve had success, and we’ve been supportive of her when she’s had success,” said Brown, now 24. Team Brown coach Allison MacInnes contacted Pewarchuk to offer her the gig a few days after the Kamloops rink won the provincial women’s championship in Cranbrook on Feb. 2. B.C.’s first Pool B matchup at nationals is slated for 11:30 a.m. this Saturday, with

Suzanne Birt-skipped PEI providing opposition. The friendly relationship is a plus, but experience on the big stage is likely Pewarchuk’s most valuable commodity. She has twice been to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, winning silver playing second for Kelly Scott’s B.C. rink in 2012 in Red Deer and handling alternate duties for Stefanie Lawtonskipped, bronze-medal-win-

ning Saskatchewan in 2014 in Montreal. “I want to help them in any way that I can,” Pewarchuk said. “These girls have all the potential in the world out on that ice.” Some of the work is tedious — matching rocks, throwing late night, scouting, running food and attending events on behalf of Team Brown. See BROWN, A26


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Dailene Pewarchuk will handle alternate duties for Team Brown at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask. On the right is the tournament schedule. Team Brown is representing B.C. and all times are Central Standard Time.

Brown had options for alternate From A25

“I am absolutely the gopher for them,” Pewarchuk said. “Whatever I can do to take a lot off of their plate, to give them a chance to perform out on the ice, that’s my job and that’s what I’m happy to do.” Call the gopher work payback for North Vancouver. Pewarchuk will be a sound-

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE Jayda Sangha of the Kamloops Skating Club earned two gold medals on the weekend at the Okanagan Regional Figure Skating Championships in Salmon Arm.

FIGURE SKATERS IMPRESS AT OKANAGAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ing board for the Kamloops Curling Club quartet, which includes third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Ashley Klymchuk. “Yes, I’m here. It’s a childhood dream. You’ve got to take all of that in, but then remember what your job is,” Pewarchuk said. “I see my role as more of just support and chatting.”

Team Brown had options, but Pewarchuk stood out. “I think people can understand the rationale behind the decisions we make,” Brown said. “One of the things we really valued was previous Scotties experience. It takes a special person to be a fifth at the Scotties. Dailene definitely falls under that criteria and has been a fifth before.”

The Kamloops Skating Club was well represented at the Okanagan Regional Figure Skating Championships, which were held on the weekend in Salmon Arm. Six skaters earned multiple medals in their respective divisions: Jayda Sangha

(two gold), Annabelle Garrioch (gold, silver), Mackenzie Bellows (gold, silver), Kaia Trenholm (gold, bronze) Payton Hebb (two silver) and Victoria Warner (two bronze and a fourth-place finish). Tarissa Shular and Alahbya Maurya earned

one gold medal apiece, Mikayla Kelly, Spencer Smith and Miranda Kozak were silver medallists and Sloane Beggs, Megan Barber, Anna Goodsell and Joni Tobin claimed bronze. Lily Hawley had a fourth-place finish and Barber posted a ninthplace result.


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Limping into playoffs For the second straight season, the TRU WolfPack men’s basketball team limped over the finish line in the Canada West men’s basketball regular season. The Lethbridge Pronghorns improved to 10-10 last weekend with two victories over the visiting Pack, who are 11-9 after suffering six straight losses. TRU dropped six straight games to end the 2018-2019 campaign and miss the playoffs. The run of defeats this year extinguished aspirations for a home playoff series. TRU will travel to Saskatoon to play the Huskies (12-8) in a sudden-death play-in game, with the winner advancing to the quarter-final round. The Huskies and WolfPack met twice earlier this season at the TCC, with Saskatoon winning 89-69 on Nov. 29 and TRU victorious

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE TRU WolfPack women’s basketball head coach Goran Nogic speaks to his club during a timeout.

the rematch 92-85 on Nov. 30. CASCADES AWAIT Six straight defeats do not inspire belief in the TRU WolfPack’s chances of escaping Round 1 of the Canada West women’s basketball playoffs. TRU dropped to 7-13 with a pair of losses to the hometown Lethbridge Pronghorns — 69-52 on Saturday and 74-63 on Friday. Lethbridge improved to 11-9. The Pack are scheduled to play the Fraser

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Valley Cascades in Abbotsford on Friday in a play-in game, with the winner advancing to the quarter-final round. Fraser Valley (16-4) twice knocked off the WolfPack in Kamloops earlier this month, winning 91-76 and 75-50. The game will mark the WolfPack’s first post-season matchup since 2016 and end a three-season playoff drought. TRU won four games in 2018-2019 and fell short of the post-season.

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Garand still out Dylan Garand is not expected to return to the Kamloops Blazers’ lineup this weekend. The team’s No. 1 goalie, who was injured in a collision in a game against the Vancouver Giants on Feb. 1, is out week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Kamloops is slated to play three games at Sandman Centre on Family Day Weekend — 7 p.m. starts on Friday and Saturday against Red Deer and Victoria, respectively, and a 2 p.m. puck-drop versus Victoria on Monday. The Blazers are mired in a five-game losing streak, while the Royals are gaining on them in pursuit of the B.C. Division title. B.C. Division standings: Kamloops (68 points), Victoria (61 points), Vancouver (55 points), Kelowna (49 points) and Prince George (39 points).


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ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE Ball carrier Dillon Alexandre and Chris Chan both had tries for the Kamloops Raiders on Saturday in Delta. Chan’s try, his first of 2020, was notable. He has now scored at least one try for the Raiders in each of the last five decades.

RAIDERS TAME LIONS IN DELTA Two Kamloops Rugby Club squads kicked off the second halves of their B.C. Rugby Union campaigns on the weekend in Delta, home of the Brit Lions. The Raiders’ women, who play two separate seasons, with records resetting after the winter break, improved to 1-0 in Division 1 play on Saturday with a 22-19 victory over the Lions. Niki Triantafillou, Aliyah Rodominski and Rhyse Johnson scored tries for the Raiders. Rodominski tacked on two conversion kicks and booted one penalty goal. Kamloops was 0-6 in Women’s Fall Mainland A Division action, so the win on Saturday marked

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BRIEFS the first victory of 20192020. In men’s action, Kamloops thumped Brits 51-14, improving to 8-2 in Division 2 men’s play. Tallying tries for the visitors were Dylan Marshall (2), Matt Scott (2), Dillon Alexandre, Greg Thomson, Chris Chan, Wyatt Henry and Jonah Woodward. Thomson added three conversion kicks. Neither team is slated to play on Family

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BLAZERS EARN SPLIT The peewee tier 2 Kamloops Blazers posted a 2-2 record in minor hockey action on the weekend. Kamloops knocked off Trail 6-2 and Vernon 10-4. Spokane earned two victories over the Blazers — 3-2 and 10-7. Recording points for Kamloops were Kieran Milne (5G, 3A), Noah Paulsen (5G, 2A), Carter Biggs (5G, 2A), Jack Smith (4G), Luca Cupello (3G, 5A), Tayo Jackson (2G, 2A), Elias Munegatto (1G, 4A), Aaron Zulinick (6A), Jaylah Bottle (3A), Ezra Siemens (3A) and Keegan Fretz (1A). Jarrek Hluschyk back-

MOOSE MASTERY The Meadow Ridge Moose earned two wins over the hometown Kamloops Vibe on the weekend in South Coast Women’s Hockey League action. Meadow Ridge (16-32) won 4-1 on Saturday and 2-0 on Sunday and is first in league standings, two points ahead of the Fraser Valley Jets. Recording points on the weekend for the Vibe were Marjorie Boisvert (1G), Gaylene Scott (1A) and Alyssa Reid (1A). Ashley Fisher backstopped Kamloops, which is third in league standings with a record of 11-3-6 and four points behind the Jets.

KAMLOOPS RINKS QUALIFY FOR PROVINCIALS IN PARKSVILLE Team Hafeli — skip Holly Hafeli (from left), third Jorja Kopytko, coach Monica Makar, second Hannah O’Neil and lead Natalie Hafeli — is one of two Kamloops Curling Club rinks that has qualified to compete at under-18 provincials in March in Parksville.

Two Kamloops Curling Club teams have qualified for the Under-18 Girls B.C. Curling Championships, which will run from March 16 to March 22 in Parksville. Team Calhoun and Team Hafeli won the A and B Events, respectively, at the Thompson-Okanagan playdown last weekend in Kelowna to qualify for provincials. Skip Maeve Calhoun, third Neave Calhoun, second Kate Hancock and lead Kaitlyn Garrett, along

with coach Lori Olsen, are Team Calhoun. Team Hafeli includes skip Holly Hafeli, third Jorja Kopytko, second Hannah O’Neil and lead Natalie Hafeli, along with coach Monica Makar. Both teams were in action at the under-21 B.C. junior championships, which wrapped up on Jan. 2 in Victoria. Hafeli was 4-3 and Calhoun was 2-5, with both teams failing to advance past the round-robin stage.

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Sam Taylor Parks (right) will play his final Canada West matches on home court this weekend, with his TRU WolfPack set to host the Trinity Western Spartans of Langley.

WolfPack primed for regular-season finales The TRU WolfPack women’s volleyball team will wrap regularseason play this weekend at the TCC. Two matches against the Canada West-leading Trinity Western Spartans have potential to affect the location of TRU’s Round 1 playoff series. TRU (16-6) split two matches with the hometown MacEwan Griffins of Edmonton this past weekend, leaving it tied with the Alberta Pandas for fourth in the conference. MacEwan, which has played its last regular season contest, is 17-7 and sits two points ahead of Alberta and TRU (16-6). Alberta will be favoured to sweep the visiting Regina Cougars (2-20) next weekend. The top four teams will host playoff series. The WolfPack women’s volleyball team has never hosted a post-season series. A sweep of the Spartans would secure the program-first for TRU, but Trinity (20-2) has not been swept all season and has much to play for, still trying to nail down the conference’s No. 1 seed. Match times are 6:45 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday. CHIP AND A CHAIR Four straight victories have given the TRU WolfPack men’s volleyball team life, but it remains unlikely to reach the Canada West post-season. TRU (7-13) swept the MacEwan Griffins on the weekend in Edmonton, winning 3-1 on Saturday and 3-2 on Friday. MacEwan dropped to 2-20 on

the season, a mark that leaves it in the conference basement. The WolfPack will finish regular season play with matches against the league’s No. 1 team, the 19-1 Trinity Western Spartans, on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 at the TCC. Match times are 5 p.m. on Friday and 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. TRU and the Manitoba Bisons are tied for ninth in the conference with matching records and 14 points apiece. The top eight teams will qualify for the playoffs. Mount Royal of Calgary (8-12, 16 points) and Saskatchewan (9-11, 18 points) are in eighth and seventh place, respectively. TRU likely has to sweep Trinity and hope for help in out-of-town matches to get into the postseason. The Spartans have already clinched first place and a firstround playoff matchup vs. the No. 8 seed in Langley. TWU may opt to rest a few starters in Kamloops, but the club is coming off a bye week and might be keen to make sure top players are in a groove heading into the playoffs. WolfPack middles Sam Taylor Parks and Kyle Behiels and outside hitter Charlie Bringloe will be playing their final matches on home court. Taylor Parks moved into fifth all-time in Canada West blocks on the weekend, the Kelowna product bringing his total to 394. “He’s the best blocker we’ve ever had in 15 years in the league,” WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly told TRU Sports Information.


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Anti-pipeline protestors unsuccessful in attempt to prevent politicians from resuming legislature MICHAEL POTESTIO



Crowds of anti-pipeline protestors physically blockading the entrances to the capital building were unsuccessful in their attempt to stop provincial politicians from restarting the legislature for its spring session on Tuesday. MLAs were set to meet earlier in the morning to prorogue the fourth session of the 41st parliament, but with many MLAs unable to enter the building, proceedings were delayed ahead of the 2 p.m. speech from the throne. “What the protestors are trying to do is to get their point across, and part of that is obviously trying to disrupt the proceedings and the work here in this building,” said Public Safety Minister and government house leader Mike Farnworth. “But I can tell you that we are continuing the day’s work.” Farnworth said more than 30 NDP MLAs from the 41-person caucus managed to make it in to the building, though some clearly did not. Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone was in contact with KTW via text, confirming he and KamloopsNorth Thompson MLA Peter Milobar were able to enter the

Anti-pipeline protestors physically blockaded entrances to the capital building in an attempt to prevent politicians from restarting the legislature for its spring session on Tuesday.

legislature. He said he couldn’t offer further comment at that moment, noting the situation was evolving quickly. Stone said he was initially not sure if the afternoon’s throne speech would proceed.

On Twitter, both Kamloops MLAs echoed the sentiment of B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson, retweeting a post from Wilkinson’s account stating that “while peaceful protest is part of our democracy, the safety, security and function of

the Legislature is essential so we can do our work for B.C. We look forward to an orderly conclusion to the current blockade of the Legislature and essential infrastructure throughout B.C.” Protestors in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

against a natural gas Coastal GasLink pipeline in northwest B.C. set about physically confronting people who wanted to enter or exit the legislative building early Tuesday morning. Similar demonstrations have occurred in recent days on highways in Victoria and Vancouver, as well as at Vancouver’s port and on rail lines in Ontario and Quebec. Several MLAs, including Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, Jennifer Rice and Janet Routledge, were unable to enter the building from the usual side entrance, as dozens of protesters, some beating drums, yelled “shame” at passersby and linked arms to physically prevent passage into the building. Education Minister Rob Fleming had to be pulled through a crowd by security. Protestors also blockaded the media from entering or exiting the building, in some cases physically pushing back against journalists. Staff who ran the gauntlet were screamed at by the crowd. The crowd yelled “Fight back!” and chanted “UNDRIP.” At the front of the building, hundreds of protesters had built a fire, tents and gathered on the ceremonial front steps. — with files from Vancouver Sun

Alberta unloads crude-by-rail contracts signed under former NDP government CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta has completed a deal to get out of the oil-byrail business, but at a loss of $1.3 billion — a debacle he blames on the former NDP government. Kenney says his United Conservatives have unloaded crude-by-rail contracts that will save $500 million on a project that was on track to losing taxpayers $1.8 billion. “This is entirely on the NDP. They never should have made this deal,” Kenney told reporters Tuesday. “The private sector was willing to move this crude by rail and has done so. “We, however, have managed to limit the damage, reduce the damage, by $500 million.” The decision fulfils a promise made by Kenney before he won

the spring 2019 election over then-premier Rachel Notley and the NDP. Just before the election, Notley announced a $3.7-billion plan to lease more than 4,000 rail cars from Canada’s two major railways, Canadian Pacific and Canadian National, to transport more crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast and from there to markets abroad. Notley said it was an extreme but necessary and profitable move to reduce a pipeline bottleneck and subsequent widening price differential that was crushing profit margins for Canadian oil. Notley’s government estimated the three-year program, which would ultimately see 120,000 barrels shipped per day, would yield a net $2.2-billion profit. The cars were to have begun moving last July but Kenney’s


government, after it took over in April, announced it was cancelling the deal because its number crunching showed that once the cars were leased and the oil bought, the expected $2.2-billion profit would actually be a $1.8-billion loss. Kenney’s UCP set aside $1.5 billion in the October 2019 budget to cover the losses, and he said recent increased oil-by-rail exports prove that market forces

are in the best position to determine profits and losses. “We negotiated the best terms over the past months to get Albertans out of this tough situation,” Kenney said. “Industry is better able to manage the financial risk associated with the ebbs and flows of the marketplace.” Kenney said details of who is buying the contracts and on what terms are not being released yet because of commercial confidentiality. NDP finance critic Shannon Phillips said Notley, when in government, had to take immediate action as the widening price differential threatened thousands of jobs. “The crude-by-rail contracts that we executed at the time were profitable for the government when they were signed,” Phillips said.

“We had external advice and advice from public officials that proved the business case was sound.” Phillips challenged Kenney to provide details to back his accusation that the contract sell-off was making the best of a very bad situation. “I’m not prepared to believe any of the claims made by this government until we see the documents,” she said. “We have seen this government more broadly, and this premier specifically, take liberties with the facts and with truth when it comes to communicating with Albertans.” Also Tuesday, Finance Minister Travis Toews announced the 2020 budget will be introduced on Feb. 27. — Lauren Krugel in Calgary and Dean Bennett in Edmonton


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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 Certificate as well as a first aid certificate. 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.

LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI Rte 402 – 14-94 Bestwick Dr, Mahood Pl. – 28 p. Rte 403 - 405-482 Greenstone Dr, Tod Cres. – 27 p. Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, Bestwick Crt E & W, 98-279 Bestwick Dr, Morrisey Pl. – 47 p. Rte 410 - 56-203 Arrowstone Dr, Silverthrone Cres. – 47 p. Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p. NORTH KAMLOOPS Rte 121 - Dot St, 501-556 MacKenzie Ave, 290-381 Maple St, 102-196 Yew St. - 60 p. Rte 131 – 321-601, 631 Fortune Dr. - 31 p. Rte 154 – Belmont Cres, Cumberland Ave, Patricia Ave, Qualicom Pl. - 70 p.

PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN Rte 562 - Englemann Crt. & 1802-1890 Lodgepole Dr. – 66 p. Rte 564 - 2000-2099 Hugh Allan Dr. & Pinegrass Crt. & St. – 78 p. Rte 581 - Cannel Dr, Cascade St, 1508-1539 Hillside Dr, Mellors Pl. - 47 p. Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 586 - 1505-1584 Mt Dufferin Cres, 1575 Park Way, 1537-1569 Plateau Pl. - 27 p. Rte 588 - Davies Pl, 16801754 Hillside Dr, Monterey Pl, Scott Pl. – 46 p. Rte 589 - 1200–1385 Copperhead Dr. – 52 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p. 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. LOGAN LAKE Rte 911 - 242-278 Alder Dr, Aspen Cres, Birch Cres, Ponderosa Ave. - 54 p.

BC Timber Sales, West Fraser Timber, Interfor and Gilbert Smith Forest Products Fisheries Sensitive Watershed The public is invited to review an amendment to the Forest Stewardship Plans (FSP) for BC Timber Sales, West Fraser Timber, Interfor and Gilbert Smith Forest Products. This amendment is in effect for the Kamloops Timber Supply Area. The amendment is required to address the objectives in the Fisheries Sensitive Watershed Order implemented by the Province in 2018. This amendment is designed to: • Maintain channel stability and riparian function; • Minimize adverse sediment related effects to fish and fish streams; and • Protect the quantity and timing of annual and season flows.

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DALLAS/ BARNHARTVALE Rte 701 - Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Todd Rd. – 92 p. Rte 710 - 1350-1399 Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane, 1300-1399 Todd Rd. - 43 p, Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 752 - 5600-5998 Dallas Dr. & Harper Pl. & Rd. – 61 p. Rte 754 - Hillview Dr, Mountview Dr. – 40 p. Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 67247250 Furrer Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Rd, Stockton Rd. – 40 p. Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. – 57 p.

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as soon as possible and by March 17, 2020 regarding the Estate of your late father LON HARRY RENNIE, who died on July 27, 2019. Proper identification and your contact information will be required. NOTICE OF DISPOSAL SALE Notice is hereby given to Kyle Kephart, last known address 2069 Saddleback Drive, Kamloops, BC V2B 0H2. Your abandoned vehicle 2006 Chevy Cobalt VIN# 1G1AJ55F287110913 located at same address will be disposed on or after March 16, 2020. Contact: Charn Panghli, 1962 Arnica Street, Kamloops, BC V1S 1X8. 250-315-8446.

VALLEYVIEW Rte 602 - Apple Lane, Knollwood Cres, Parkhill Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr. - 47 p. Rte 603 - Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, 16251648, 1652-1764 Valleyview Dr. - 40 p. Rte 605 - 1770-1919 Glenwood Dr, Knollwood Dr, Vicars Rd. – 61 p. Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815–1899 Valleyview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 19092003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Rte 608 - Curlew Pl & Rd, 1925-1980 Glenwood Dr. – 70 p. Rte 617 - 24012515 Valleyview Dr, Valleyview Pl. – 50 p. Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p.

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Members of the public can review the results and strategies Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) at the following BC Timber Sales offices:

PAPER ROUTES AVAILABLE ABERDEEN Rte 503 - Fleming Circ, Hampshire Dr & Pl, Hector Dr. – 48 p. Rte 509 - 459-551 Laurier Dr, 2101-2197 Shaunessy Hill – 47 p. Rte 512 – Ainslie Pl, Balfour Crt, Braemar Dr, MacIntyre Pl. – 69 p. Rte 523 - 2300-2399 Abbeyglen Way, 750-794 Dunrobin Dr. – 72 p. RTE 534 - Nairn Pl. & Turnberry Pl. – 47 p. Rte 544 - Holyrood Circ, Holyrood Pl. & 2070-2130 Vanhorne Dr.-24 p.

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DOWNTOWN Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St, 804-987 Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St. - 64 p. Rte 327 - 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. - 38 p. Rte 334 - 975 13th St, 1104-1276 Pine St, 12011274 Pleasant St. – 42 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11-179 W. Nicola St. – 50 p. Rte 380 - Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 71 p. Rte 381 - 20-128 Centre Ave, Hemlock St, 605-800 Lombard St.-42 p. Rte 384 - 407-775 W. Battle St, 260-284 Centre Ave. – 42 p. Rte 385 - 350-390 W. Battle St, Strathcona Terr. - 27 p, Rte 382 – 114-150 Fernie Pl, Fernie Rd, 860-895 Lombard St. – 24 p. Rte 390 – Fernie Crt, 158-400 Fernie Pl, Guerin Creek Way. – 46 p.

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

BROCKLEHURST 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, 10201050 Westgate St. - 52 p. Rte 29 – Caroline St, Evergreen Pl, Lolo St. & 1946-2099 Tranquille Rd.-64 p.

WESTMOUNT/ WESTSYDE 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.

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• 1265 Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 5Z5. The amendment can also be viewed online at: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/TKA/ external/!publish/FSP/Fisheries%20Sensitive%20Watershed/ Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., February 28th, 2020. They may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to: David Lishman, Planning Officer BC Timber Sales, Kamloops Business Area 1265 Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 5Z5 Tel: 250 371-6540; Fax: 250 371-6565 Email: david.lishman@gov.bc.ca Obituaries



Laura Jayne Carroll

August 27, 1973 - February 3, 2020 With aching hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Laura. She was born in the early morning hours at the Queen Charlotte Hospital on Haida Gwaii; the precious daughter of Judy Ann Wilton and James Garry Carroll. Laura spent her first year in Juskatla, Haida Gwaii with her two brothers. For the next eight years she moved with our family to Powell River, Victoria and North Vancouver permanently settling in Kamloops in 1981. Laura attended Beatty Elementary at the end of grade three until progressing to Sahali Secondary and then graduating from KSS. She held a number of jobs during which she was a member in good standing with USW Local 898 and then CUPE Local 40. She attended the Thompson Rivers University graduating with a Bachelor degree in Social Work receiving the BSW Medal for excellence. Northern Health hired Laura immediately after graduation and posted her to work in their Mental Health Office in Queen Charlotte City. A year and a half later she was poached by an office manager in Terrace who was impressed by her work, hence her transfer to their Mental Health office where she happily worked until her illness prevented her from continuing. Her many clients were blessed with her knowledge and depth of caring for all facets of their lives. Unable to return to work, Laura moved to White Rock/ Surrey and after 1 1/2 years moved back to her home town of Kamloops. She loved living in Terrace though and especially missed walking with her pet, Roxy, on the beautiful serene forest pathways close by her residence, truly enjoying the solitude of nature after a stressful day at work. In Kamloops, Pioneer Park soon became her favourite place; whenever she was able to, she would stop at the river bank and then walk the path to Riverside Park with her new little dog, Betty, enjoying the camaraderie with other like minded pet owners. Suffice it to say, Laura had a special soft spot for the elderly, lost and suffering souls and animals, especially small dogs. She enjoyed playing the piano, guitar and Dungeons & Dragons. She loved to research and she investigated a myriad of subjects both for her own interest and that of family/friends. Her favourite shows were Ted Talks, Game of Thrones, Netflix series like This Is Us, new movies and comedian sets. Laura really cared about her neighbours and spent hours working to help. She was an important and tireless advocate on her Strata Council and her insights and support will be sorely missed. Her illness didn’t curb her ability to find and create humour in any situation or laugh infectiously. Laura’s forte was her willingness to really listen, empathize and offer her expertise and help to those who needed it. Laura will be deeply missed by her family, close friends, co-workers and all those who had the pleasure of knowing her keen intelligence, empathetic heart, genuine kindness and untold generosity. She was humble and easy going yet when called for she fiercely stood up for what was right and just. She lived her life with gratitude, put everyone’s best interest above her own and loved unconditionally. Laura leaves behind her parents, her brothers and sisters-in-law Daniel Carroll (Denise McCabe), Michael Carroll (Debra), Shane Carroll, step-sister Jodi Lymburner, nieces Miranda, Maria and Piper, nephew Alex, many caring aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. She was predeceased by her step-father Terry Wilton, grandparents David and Helen Magee and Bob and Florence Carroll of Squamish, BC , aunt Sandi Crowley, uncle Victor Didier, step-brother Sam Lymburner, her special friend Davey and her beloved little dog, Roxy. Our family would like to thank Erin and MaryAnn at Drake Cremation & Funeral Services for their kind and helpful assistance in making the final arrangements for our loved one, as well as all our family and friends who have offered their condolences through hugs, kind words, phone calls, cards and flowers. Laura valued her privacy and in keeping with her wishes there will be no public service. May our sweet Laura rest in peace. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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John Samuel Cooper John Samuel 1936 - 2020Cooper 1936 - 2020

John Samuel Cooper passed away surrounded by family Johnlove Samuel Cooper away surrounded by 2020. family and at Pine Grovepassed Care Centre on January 15, andBorn love at Grove31, Care Centre January 15, 2020. onPine August 1936 in on Edmonton. John is Born on August 31,by1936 John 56 is lovingly remembered Bev, inhisEdmonton. wife of over lovinglyhisremembered by Bev, wife over and 56 years, daughters Cathy Elliothisand P.J. of Kenzie years, his Maureen daughtersOlson. CathyJohn Elliotenjoyed and P.J.watching Kenzie and his sister his his sister Maureen Olson. John enjoyed watching his daughters and their husbands Alistair and Aaron, raise daughters and their husbands Alistair andand Aaron, raise his grandchildren Jim, Margaret, Cooper Thomas. his Jim, Margaret, Cooper and Thomas. Johngrandchildren took every opportunity to tell his grandchildren John took every opportunity to tell his grandchildren how proud he was of them. He is dearly missed by all. how proud was of He is in dearly missedHis by love all. John washe raised onthem. an orchard Penticton. John was raised on an orchard in Penticton. His love of fruit trees and life near the water followed him all of and life1970s, near the water his fruit days.trees In the early John and followed his familyhim hadalla his days. In the early 1970s, John and his family had a place of their own on the South Thompson River. He place of their own on the South Thompson River. He loved tending to the cherry tree and the rest of his loved tending to the cherry tree and the rest of his property dressed in his trademark faded swim trunks property dressed in his trademark faded swim trunks and worn-out gum-boots. He was always happy to and worn-out gum-boots. He was always happy to lend a neighbour a hand. John was fond of cats, often lend a neighbour a hand. John was fond of cats, often owning owning more more than than two two at at aa time, time, which which were were loved loved deeply but named with little imagination; at deeply but named with little imagination; at least least three three were named named Sam. Sam. were As As aa young young man, man, John John served served in in the the reserve reserve army army recounted learning as a cadet. He often fondly to drive drive as a cadet. He often fondly recounted learning to Sherman tank. tank. John John undertook undertook numerous numerous volunteer volunteer aa Sherman activities activities throughout throughout his his life. life. He He served served as as aa board board member for for the the B.C. B.C. Wildlife Wildlife Park Park in in its its early early years years and and member the the Kamloops Kamloops Senior Senior Citizens’ Citizens’ Railroad Railroad Society. Society. He He was was also involved with community projects through the Kinsmen and Rotary clubs as well as with the local Sun Life offices.

Esther Elsa Howard 1927 - 2020 We are sad to announce the passing of Esther Elsa Elsa (Krueger) (Krueger) Howard, Howard, age age 92, 92, of of Kamloops Kamloops on on February February 4, 4, 2020. 2020. Esther Esther is is survived survived by by one one brother brother John John Krueger, Krueger, her her husband of 64 years husband of 64 years Lloyd Howard, her four Lloyd Howard, her four children children (Judy, (Judy, Lloydene, Lloydene, David, David, Conrad), Conrad), seven seven grandchildren and eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. Esther always loved her family and her faith in Esther always lovedChrist her family in her savior Jesus madeand herhera faith strong her savior Jesus Christ made her a strong woman. woman. She will be missed. She will be missed. A family graveside service will take place now A graveside service will take place now andfamily a celebration of life in the spring. and a celebration of life in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to Arrangements entrusted Kamloops Funeral Hometo Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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At Schoening we believe a life should be remembered. At Schoening believe a life should bewhatever remembered. By having a servicewe at our home, you can do you want, By having serviceoratfavourite our home, you can do whatever you want, play tributeavideos music or decorate the celebration play tribute favourite music or decorate celebration centre in a videos mannerorthat will give closure to familythe and friends. centre in a manner that will give closure to family and friends. John is remembered by his family as a hard worker and dedicated provider whose first concern was worker always and the John is remembered by his family as a hard welfare of provider his wife and daughters. His sense of humour dedicated whose first concern was always the is the first thing by many who knew him. welfare of his wifementioned and daughters. His sense of humour He spent 50mentioned years as a by Sunmany Life agent sellinghim. life is the firstover thing who knew insurance Prince George Kamloops. It allowed He spent in over 50 years asand a Sun Life agent selling him life to do whatinhe lovedGeorge best, visiting and caring for people. insurance Prince and Kamloops. It allowed him Some favourite activities were boating to do whatofheJohn’s loved best, visiting and caring for people. on Some the river, fishing, golfing,activities curling were and boating helping of John’s favourite friends and sausages. John loved on the make river,wine fishing, golfing, curling and having helpinga conversation cupsausages. of coffee John or a plate frencha friends make over wine aand loved of having conversation a cup ofway coffee or a plate french fries. He had over an amazing of making youoffeel like fries. He had an amazing wayperson of making feel like you were the most important in theyou room. youJohn’s were the most importantforperson in thewho room. family is grateful everyone made a John’simpact family on is grateful everyonethe who made a positive his life, for particularly caregivers positive impacthim on his life, particularly the caregivers who assisted through his later years. Joanne assisted his walking later years. Joanne who Bartman was him his through friend and companion. Bartman was his and walking companion. Comfort Keepers whofriend were always there when needed. Comfort Keepers who were always there when needed. John enjoyed the outings to Ponderosa Day Program. John enjoyed theeased outings Ponderosa Ponderosa Lodge histo transition intoDay care.Program. Ponderosa Lodge eased his transition into care. enabled Dr. Sigalet’s care, compassion and guidance Dr. Sigalet’s care, compassion and guidance John’s family to plan for a peaceful passing. enabled Special John’s family to plan for a peaceful gratitude is reserved by John’s familypassing. for theSpecial staff, gratitude reserved by for the volunteers,is residents andJohn’s familyfamily members at staff, Pine volunteers, residents and family members at Pine Grove Care Centre. Their love and support was greatly Grove Care Centre. Their love and support was greatly appreciated. John loved Pine Grove’s home-cooked appreciated. John loved Pine Grove’s home-cooked meals, beautiful gardens and good company for a year meals, beautiful gardens and good company for a year and a half before his passing. He was especially fond of and a half before his passing. He was especially fond of Pine Grove’s music program. Pine Grove’s music program. In lieu lieu of of flowers, flowers, donations donations to to the the Pine Pine Grove Grove Lodge Lodge In Residents’ Society, Society, 313 313 McGowan McGowan Ave, Ave, Kamloops, Kamloops, BC BC Residents’ V2B 2N8, would be greatly appreciated. V2B 2N8, would be greatly appreciated. An opportunity opportunity for for those those who who knew knew John John to to gather gather An and remember remember is is being being planned and planned for for this this spring spring with with details details to to be be announced. announced. Until Until then, then, make make aa connection connection and and don’t don’t leave leave aa kind kind word word unsaid, unsaid, just just as as John John would would have have wanted. wanted. Condolences may may be be expressed expressed at at Condolences www.schoeningfuneralservice.com


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Margaret Lane 1927 - 2020 Margaret Lane February 9, 2020, Margaret

On (Peggy) Mary Lane (nee 1927 - 2020 Madigan) passed away at the age(Peggy) of 92. Mary PeggyLane was born On February 9, 2020, Margaret (nee in Limerick, Ireland where she her Peggy husband Madigan) passed away at the agemet of 92. wasPatrick born (Paddy) Lane. While she loved her home and job at the in Limerick, Ireland where she met her husband Patrick post office in Limerick, chose emigrate (Paddy) Lane. While sheshe loved hertohome and to jobCanada at the in Paddyshe in chose Kamloops where to they were post1953 officetoin join Limerick, to emigrate Canada married their life in together. in 1953and to began join Paddy Kamloops where they were married and began their life together. Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 67 years and her fouris sons: (Patricia), Dermot (Brenda), Patrick Peggy survivedSean by her loving husband of 67 years and (Marylou) and Garret She is (Brenda), also survived by her four sons: Sean (Winnifred). (Patricia), Dermot Patrick eleven grandchildren, (Marylou) and Garret (Winnifred). She is also survivednine by great-grand-children, a sister grandchildren, Joan in Limerick, eleven nine Ireland and a brother Sean great-grand-children, a (Brenda), sister in Kelowna Joan as well in as numerous Limerick, nieces in Ireland, andintheKelowna US. Ireland and andnephews a brother Sean Canada (Brenda), as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Ireland, Canada and the US. Peggy was predeceased by her parents Jack and Mary, her sister Doreen, Peggy wasThomas predeceased bybrothers-in-law her parents Jack her Looby. sister Doreen, her brother and two Louisand FineMary, and John her brother Thomas and two brothers-in-law Louis Fine and John Looby. Peggy lived a full life and was dedicated to her family. She also loved, Peggy lived full lifeshopping, and waspeople, dedicated to her family. She also murder loved, among many athings, a good discussion, reading among many things, shopping, people, art, a good discussion, reading murder mysteries, tennis, music and dancing, clothes, and, most of all, her mysteries, tennis, andand dancing, art, clothes, most her flower garden. Her music husband sons remember her and, for her loveofofall, family, flower garden. Her husband and formidable sons remember her for family, her unfaltering support and her dedication to her havelove herofchildren her unfaltering supporteducation. and her formidable complete a university Peggy wasdedication immersedtoinhave the her liveschildren of her complete and a university education. Peggy was immersed in the hunting lives of and her husband four boys - bicycles, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, automobiles, motorcycles, hunting husband and four boys fishing - and welcomed a multitude of her sons’ friends who frequented and her fishing over - andthewelcomed a multitude of the her ups sons’and friends who her home years. Peggy managed downs of frequented family life with home over the years. Peggy managed the ups and downs of family life with humour, strength and kindness while never losing her individuality. Peggy humour, astrength and kindness while that neverincluded losing her individuality. Peggy enjoyed long retirement with Paddy travel, time with friends, enjoyed long retirement withgardening. Paddy thatShe included travel, time with watchingaher family grow and was truly amazing and friends, will be watching her family grow remembered. and gardening. She was truly amazing and will be deeply missed but forever deeply missed but forever remembered. The The family family would would like like to to thank thank the the EMT EMT response response team, team, the the doctors doctors medical medical staff staff of of Royal Royal Inland Inland Hospital Hospital and, and, especially, especially, the the staff staff volunteers at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. volunteers at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice.

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A Funeral Funeral Mass Mass will will be be celebrated celebrated at 1:00 p.m. p.m. on on Friday, Friday, February February 14, 14, A at 1:00 2020 2020 at at the the Sacred Sacred Heart Heart Cathedral Cathedral in in Kamloops. Kamloops. A A Celebration Celebration of of Life Life for for Peggy Peggy will will be be held held at at a a later later date. date. Condolences may may be be expressed expressed at at Condolences www.schoeningfuneralservice.com.

Coral (Ann) Husa

Hans Raabe

October 2, 1936 – January 12, 2020 Ann has been received into the presence of her Lord on January 12, 2020. She was the fourth child born to to Ross Ross and and Amy Amy Sage Sage in in Wynberg, Wynberg, near near Cape Cape Town, Town, South Africa on October 2, 1936. South Africa on October 2, 1936. On On her her 18th 18th birthday, birthday, she she left left home home for for Redhill, Redhill, Surrey, Surrey, England England to to pursue pursue aa career career in in nursing. nursing. It It was was here here that that she she met met the the love love of of her her life life Charles. Charles. They They were were married married at at Walton Walton Parish Parish Church Church in in Felixstowe Felixstowe on on May 23, 1958. May 23, 1958. Ann Ann decided decided to to stay stay home home while while her her children children were were small small and and did did not not return return to work until after her youngest was born. Then Charles and Ann were ready to work until after her youngest was born. Then Charles and Ann were ready to embark on a new adventure. On January 17, 1969 they settled in Canada. to embark on a new adventure. On January 17, 1969 they settled in Canada. Ann worked as a consultant for Tupperware for six years. She was also Ann worked as a consultant for Tupperware for six years. She was also trained to work for Kamloops Home Support Services as a supervisor. There trained to work for Kamloops Home Support Services as a supervisor. There she worked for 20 years until she retired in 1993. she worked for 20 years until she retired in 1993. Ann was a faithful and valued member of the Free Methodist Church Ann was a faithful and valued member of the Free Methodist Church where she was active in various ministries over the years. where active in various ministries over the years. She she will was be remembered by many for her cheerful, warm personality and She will be remembered by many for her cheerful, warm personality and her generous gift of hospitality. herAnn generous gift of hospitality. is survived by her children Karen (Don), Wendy (Tom), and Neville, Ann is survived by her children (Tom), and Neville, grandchildren Jonathan (Julie), TerriKaren (Brad),(Don), Robin,Wendy Chantal, Raylene, Austin grandchildren Jonathan (Julie), Terri (Brad), Robin, Chantal, Raylene, Austin and Nathan, great-grandchildren Johnny, Rikki, Emily and Ethan, brother and Nathan, great-grandchildren Johnny, Rikki, Emily and Ethan, brother Michael and sister Ruth. Michael and sister Predeceased byRuth. loving husband Charles (2010), parents Ross and Amy Predeceased loving Noel husband Charles (2010), Sage, sister Celia,bybrother and grandson Rikki. parents Ross and Amy Sage, brother Noel grandson Rikki. Hersister wish Celia, was to express herand sincere thanks to all the wonderful staff of Her wish was to cared express to all the Interior Health who forher hersincere while inthanks her home and thewonderful awesome staff staff of at Interior Health who cared herlast while her home and the awesome staff at Chartwell (Renaissance) forfor the nineinmonths. Chartwell (Renaissance) for the lastwill ninebemonths. A Celebration of Ann’s Life held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, A Celebration Ann’s will beCentennial held at 1:00 pm975 onWindbreak Saturday, February 15, 2020of at the FreeLife Methodist Chapel, Street, Kamloops, Pastor Vern Frudd officiating. February 15, 2020BC at with the Free Methodist Centennial Chapel, 975 Windbreak In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ann may be made to the Marjorie Street, Kamloops, BC with Pastor Vern Frudd officiating. Willoughby Snowden Memorial Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., In lieu of flowers, donations in Hospice memory of Ann may be made to the Marjorie Kamloops, V2E 2S9, or to a charity your choice. WilloughbyBC Snowden Memorial HospiceofHome, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9, or to a charity of your choice.

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It is with great It is with great sadness we wish to sadness we wish to announce the sudden announce passing the of sudden Hans passing Hans Raabe in of Kamloops, Raabe in Kamloops, BC on January 24, BC 2020 onat January the age 24, of 2020 at the age of 83. 83. A Memorial Service A Service will Memorial be held on will be March held 21, on Saturday, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm the 2020 at 2:00Hall pm the Kingdom of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1985 Curlew Road, 1985 Curlew Kamloops, BC. Road, Kamloops, BC.

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Leone Helen Helen Davies Davies Leone (nee Baum) Leone Helen Davies (nee Baum) February13,(nee 1935Baum) February 2, 2, 2020 2020 February13, 1935 -- February February13, 1935 - February 2, 2020

Our Mom Mom was was in in aa unique unique class class of of her her own. own. Our MomMom did was typical home-maker and mommy Our in ahome-maker unique classand of her own. Mom did typical mommy responsibilities, yet she was not afraid to tackle Mom did typical home-maker and to mommy responsibilities, tackle any project sheyet setshe her was mindnot to. afraid She took great responsibilities, yet she was not afraid to tackle any project she set her mind to. She took great delight in driving catch any project she setour herboat mind(whether to. She to took greata delight in driving our boat (whether to catch fish or in pulldriving a skier) driving our motorhome delight ourand boat (whether to catch a afish pull skier) and driving our she or had designed the-fish or pullnoa a fear! skier)She and drafted driving and our motorhome motorhome she had no and family home in theShe 80’sdrafted and helped with anythe of she had no fear! fear! She drafted and designed designed the family home in 80’s and helped the related projects could.with family homebuild in the the 80’s that andshe helped with any any of of the related build projects that she could. the related build projects that she could. Mom loved plants and had the green thumb to Mom and green to Mom loved plants and had had the green thumb to grow loved them, plants both inside the the house andthumb outside. grow them, both inside house outside. grow them,very bothtalented inside the the house and and the outside. She was at beautifying yard She very at yard She was very talented talented at beautifying beautifying the yard with was landscaping, rockeries and water the features. with rockeries and and fuzzy water creatures features. She landscaping, loved many feathered She many feathered fuzzyhome. creatures and loved couldn’t resist bringingandthem Her and couldn’t resist bringing them home. was Her passion for the ocean and beachcombing passion for theasocean very apparent there and was beachcombing never a pretty was rock very there wasusually never had a pretty rock that apparent she didn’taslike - we to make that like in - the we trunk usually sure she theredidn’t was room for it!had to make sure there was room in the trunk for it! Her list of injuries and ailments over the past 30 years have and taken down over a lesser woman Her listwould of injuries ailments the past 30 long ago! Buthave she was tough German girl years would takena down a lesser farm woman to theago! veryBut end.she was a tough German farm girl long to the the very very end. end. to She was predeceased by her husband Phil She was predeceased by her husband husband Phil Davies 10 years ago and by is survived by her Phil kids She was predeceased her Davies 10 years ago ago and (Terry), is survived survived by her her kids Keith 10 (Elmira), Cathy Mark (Trina), Davies years and is by kids Keith (Elmira), Cathy with (Terry), Mark (Trina), (Trina), Sherry (Elmira), (Steve), along her grandkids Terri Keith Cathy (Terry), Mark Sherry (Steve), along with with herTom, grandkids Terri (Brad), (Steve), John (Aigerim) andher her greatSherry along grandkids Terri (Brad), John (Aigerim) and Tom, her as greatgrandkids Jonathan and and Rikki,Tom, as well her (Brad), John (Aigerim) her greatgrandkids Jonathan and and Rikki, Rikki, as as well well as as her her three siblings. grandkids Jonathan three siblings. three siblings. We will miss you Mom! Mom! We Revelation will miss you 21:3,4 Mom! WeRevelation will miss you 21:3,4 Revelation 21:3,4

Anastacio (Tacio) Paz

Anastacio (Tacio) Paz April 27, 1924 - February 1, 2020 Anastacio (Tacio) 1, Paz April 27, 1924 - February 2020 April 27, 1924 - February 1, 2020 Anastacio Paz, born in Anastacio Paz, Philippines, born in Ilocos Sur, Anastacio Paz,peacefully born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, passed away in Ilocos Sur, peacefully Philippines, passed away in God’s loving arms in his passed awayat arms peacefully in God’s loving in his care home 95 years of God’s lovingat arms in his care 95 years of age. home care age. home at 95 years of age. He is survived by his He is survived by Pazhis daughter Aurora “Rori” daughter He is Aurora survived by Pazhis Manongdo of “Rori” Kamloops; Manongdo of “Rori” Kamloops; daughter Aurora Pazgrandchildren Jasmine grandchildren Jasmine Manongdo of Kamloops; (Craig), Barbara (J.D.), (Craig), Barbara (J.D.), grandchildren Joshua (Sarah) andJasmine Kathy; Joshua (Sarah) and Kathy; Barbara (J.D.), great-grandchildren (Craig), Austin, Kaylie, Faith, Philip great-grandchildren Austin, Philip Joshua Kaylie, (Sarah) Faith, and Kathy; and Beth. and Beth. great-grandchildren Austin, Kaylie, Faith, Philip and Beth. Tacio, also known as “Paz” is predeceased by Tacio, also Aurora known “Auring” as “Paz” Avenir is predeceased by his wife Santos and his wife Aurora “Auring” Santos and Tacio, also known as “Paz”Avenir is predeceased by younger brother Sotero. younger Sotero. his wifebrother Aurora “Auring” Avenir Santos and younger brother Paz will be Sotero. fondly remembered by his Paz will friends. be fondly remembered by his community community Paz will friends. be fondly remembered by his Celebration of Life Life will will take take place place at at 1:30 1:30 pm pm community friends. AA Celebration of on Friday, Friday, February February 21, 21, 2020 2020 at at Kamloops Kamloops on Church Ministry Centre, 200atLeigh Leigh Rd, AAlliance Celebration of Ministry Life will Centre, take place 1:30 Rd, pm Alliance Church 200 Kamloops, BC, Canada. 21, 2020 at Kamloops on Friday,BC, February Kamloops, Canada. Alliance Church Ministry Centre, 200 Leigh Rd, Arrangements entrusted to to Kamloops, BC, Canada. entrusted Arrangements Alternatives Funeral Funeral && Cremation Cremation Services Services Alternatives 250-554-2324 Arrangements entrusted to 250-554-2324 Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services Condolences may be expressed expressed to to the the 250-554-2324 Condolences may be family from from www.myalternatives.ca www.myalternatives.ca family Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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Iris Hazel Stewart 1928 - 2020 Iris 1928 Hazel Stewart

1928 - 2020 is with with great great sadness sadness that ItIt is weis announce announce the we peaceful It with greatthe sadness that passing of the Iris peaceful passing of Iris Hazel we announce Stewart on on February Stewart 1, passing of February Iris Hazel 2020 aton the the Marjorie Stewart February 1, 2020 at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden 2020 at the Snowden Marjorie Willoughby Hospice Home. Home. She SheSnowden was 91 91 Willoughby Hospice was years of of age. age. Hospice Home. She was 91 years years of age. Iris was was born born in in Coronation, Coronation, Iris Alberta onborn July 25, 25,Coronation, 1928. Iris wason in Alberta July 1928. Alberta on July 25, 1928. Predeceased by by her her parents parents Stewart Stewart and and Predeceased Winifred Wilson, Wilson, her parents husband Stewart Doug and Predeceased by her Winifred her husband Doug and daughter Andre. Andre. Winifred Wilson, her husband Doug and daughter daughter Andre. She is is sadly sadly missed missed by by her her son son Brent, Brent, niece niece She Lynn,isgrandchildren Alex and Nicole and greatShe sadly missedAlex by and her Nicole son Brent, niece Lynn, grandchildren and greatgranddaughter Avery. Lynn, grandchildren granddaughter Avery. Alex and Nicole and greatgranddaughter Avery. Iris cherished her many memories with her Iris cherished many friends from Betaher Sigma Phi. memories Iris cherished her many memories with with her her friends friends from from Beta Beta Sigma Sigma Phi. Phi. A Celebration of Life will be held in the A Celebration of will in Schoening Funeral Chapel on held Wednesday, A Celebration of Life Life will be be held in the the Schoening Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, Wednesday, February 19,Funeral 2020 atChapel 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Schoening on February 19, 2020 February 19,officiating. 2020 at at 1:00 1:00 p.m. p.m. with with Pastor Pastor Steven Felyk Steven Steven Felyk Felyk officiating. officiating. Condolences may be expressed at Condolences may be be expressed expressed at at Condolences may www.schoeningfuneralservice.com www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Veronica Mary Ann Sperling Mary Sperling5, 2020 Veronica May 22, 1942Ann - February

May 22, 1942 - February 5, 2020 It is with great sadness and Itheavy is with great that sadness hearts we and say heavy say goodbyehearts to that our we mom, goodbye to our Grandma Veronica, was goodbye to our she mom, mom, Grandma Veronica, she was taken by the angels to heaven Grandma Veronica, she was taken by to on February 5, 2020, at the taken by the the angels angels to heaven heaven on 2020, at age February of 77 to be5, the Lord. on February 5,with 2020, at the the age age of of 77 77 to to be be with with the the Lord. Lord. Veronica passed away at the Veronica passed at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Veronica passed away away at the the Marjorie Snowden Hospice Willoughby house in Kamloops, Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice house in Kamloops, BC. She was born in Unity, SK. Hospice house in Kamloops, BC. She was born in Unity, SK. BC. She was born in Unity, SK. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Mom predeceased by her loving husband Leo was Sperling and two daughters Michelle Mom was predeceased her loving husband Leo Sperling and Sperling, twoby daughters Michelle Heibein and Sheila and her grandson Leo Sperling and Sperling, two daughters Michelle Heibein and Sheila and her grandson Travis Durieux and best friend Emil Quechuk. Heibein and Sheila Sperling, andQuechuk. her grandson Travis Durieux and best friend Emil Travis Durieux and best friend Emil Quechuk. She is survived by her two sons Gordon She is survived by her sons Michael Gordon Sperling, Joe Sperling and two son-in-law She is survived by her two sons Michael Gordon Sperling, Joe Sperling andand son-in-law Heibein of Kamloops, BC three daughters Sperling, ofJoe Sperling BC and son-in-law Michael Heibein Kamloops, three daughters Leona Sperling (Martin and Mueller), Belinda Heibein Kamloops, BCboth and daughters Leona Sperling (Martin Mueller), Belinda Sperling of (Shaun Barrett), ofthree Kamloops, BC Leona Sperling (Martin Mueller), Belinda Sperling (Shaun Barrett), bothAllaire) of Kamloops, BC and Tammy Allaire (Brock of Calgary, Sperling (Shaun Barrett), BC and Allaire (Brock Allaire) Calgary, AB. Tammy Also survived byboth herof Kamloops, sixof beautiful and Tammy Allaire (Brock Calgary, AB. Also survived bythe Allaire) her beautiful grandchildren that meant worldsix toofher Austin AB. survived her six beautiful grandchildren that meant world to her Austin Peel, Also Carington Peel, bythe Kyle Sperling-Mueller, grandchildren that meant world toAllaire her Austin Peel, Peel, the Kyle Sperling-Mueller, Tyler Carington Sperling-Mueller, Brayden and Tyler Sperling-Mueller, Allaire and Peel, Peel, Brayden Kyle Sperling-Mueller, IzabellaCarington Allaire. IzabellaSperling-Mueller, Allaire. Tyler Brayden Allaire and Izabella Her lifeAllaire. was all about her family, friends, and Her life was about her friends, and devotion to theallCatholic faith.family, She was an active devotion She was an active Her life to was allCatholic about faith. her family, friends, and member of the the C.W.L in Kamloops for many member of the theCatholic C.W.Lbyfaith. inallKamloops many devotion to She knew was for anheractive years. She was loved who and years. loved who knewforhermany and member of was the C.W.LbyinallKamloops will be She dearly missed. will be dearly missed. years. She was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly Prayers to bemissed. recited at OLPH Catholic Church Prayers to be February recited at 13, OLPH Catholic Church on Thursday, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Prayers to be February recited OLPH Catholic Church Funeral Mass will be at celebrated OLPH Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated OLPH Catholic on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Church on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:00 Church on Friday, February 2020 at 11:00 Funeral Mass be celebrated OLPH Catholic then a 14, graveside burial at a.m. Lunch to will follow, a.m. Lunch to follow, then a 14, graveside burial at Church onCemetery. Friday, February 2020 11:00 Hillside Celebrant Fatherat Vijay Hillside Cemetery. Celebrant Father Vijay a.m. to follow, then a graveside burial at MartinLunch officiating. Martin officiating. Hillside Cemetery. Celebrant Father Vijay Arrangements entrusted entrusted to to Martin officiating. Arrangements Kamloops Funeral Home Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Arrangements entrusted to 250-554-2577 Condolences mayFuneral be sent sentHome to the the family family Kamloops Condolences may be to fromwww.kamloopsfuneralhome.com 250-554-2577 fromwww.kamloopsfuneralhome.com Condolences may be sent to the family fromwww.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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A. Marie Thistle 1928 - 2020 A. Marie Thistle

1928 - 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the our beloved grandma, greatpassing It is withof great sadness mom, that we announce the and sister Marie. Born into the grandma,ofaunty passing our beloved mom, grandma, great1928Born in Calgary, Ruddell grandma, family aunty on and May sister 14, Marie. into the Alberta, she she to time Ruddell familymoved on May 14, 1928a Calgary, Alberta, moved to Kamloops Kamloops a inshort short time later. Graduating Graduating Kamloops Secondary Alberta, she movedfrom to Kamloops time later. from Kamloopsa short Secondary school, Graduating Marie attended Teachers in later. from Kamloops Secondary school, Marie attended Teachers College College in Victoria and and held her in school, Marie Teachersjob in Victoria heldattended her first first teaching teaching jobCollege in Chase. Chase. She applied applied for teaching position Victoria and held first teaching Chase. She for a aher teaching positionjobin in inSmithers Smithers and taught taught Muheim Elementary. While living She appliedat a teaching position in Smithers and atfor Muheim Elementary. While living in in Smithers, she met love and taughtshe at Muheim Whilehusband, living in Smithers, met her her Elementary. love and and future future husband, Lawrence Thistle. They were married for 59 Smithers, she met her and married future husband, Lawrence Thistle. Theylove were for 59 wonderful years years lived in 50 of Lawrence Thistle.and marriedfor wonderful andThey lived were in Smithers Smithers forfor 50 59 of them where where they raised family. loved wonderful years livedtheir in Smithers for 50 of them theyand raised their family. She She loved teaching, and worked at St. Joseph’s Elementary them where they raised their family. She loved teaching, and worked at St. Joseph’s Elementary school and and career teaching, and finished worked ather St. teaching Joseph’s Elementary school finished her teaching career at at Walnut Park Elementary school. Full of finished energy, mom would oftencareer ride her school and her teaching at Walnut Park Elementary school. Full of energy, mom would often ride her bike to Park school. While in school. Smithers, Marie was active in many community Walnut Elementary FullMarie of energy, mom would often ride her bike to school. While in Smithers, was active in many community groups, the Catholic League, thewas Royal Purple and the Arthritis bike to school. WhileWomen’s in Smithers, Marie active in many community groups, League, the Royal and the Arthritis society. the She Catholic always Women’s had a welcoming smile andPurple a helping hand. She groups, the Catholic Women’s League, the Royal Purple and the Arthritis society. She always had a welcoming smile and a helping hand. She volunteered hoursa on numerous committees and heldhand. positions society. She countless always had welcoming smile and a helping She volunteered countless hours on numerous committees and held positions on their executives. volunteered countless hours on numerous committees and held positions on on their their executives. executives. Mom loved to garden and planted huge vegetable and flower gardens. She Mom loved to planted huge vegetable flower She particularly her and flowers including many and colours of gardens. her pansies. Mom loved loved to garden garden and planted huge the vegetable and flower gardens. She particularly loved her the many colours her particularly lovedfriends her flowers flowers including theand many colours ofdancing, her pansies. pansies. being She had many in the including community, enjoyed line of She many friends the community, enjoyed line dancing, being being She had many league, friends in inand the golfing community, and enjoyed linewas dancing, on ahad bowling with and friends. Marie excited by on a and golfing was excited on a bowling bowling league, andand golfing with friends. Marie was extensively, excited by by adventure and league, the world she with and friends. LawrenceMarie travelled adventure and the and and Lawrence travelled adventure and different the world world and she sheand andimmersing Lawrence themselves travelled extensively, extensively, seeing many countries, in many seeing countries, and often immersing themselves many cultures. many Marie, different loved being a Grandma, spending summers in travelling cultures. Marie, loved being a Grandma, often spending summers travelling around the provinces to see her grandchildren or having grandchildren around provinces to seevisiting. her grandchildren spend athecouple of weeks They would or be having treated grandchildren to swimming spend couple oftrips, weeks visiting. They would treated to swimming lessons,a camping summer activities, storiesbeand of course, being lessons, camping summer activities, stories course,squares being spoiled. All of her trips, children and grandchildren loved and her of cookies, spoiled. All of Many her children grandchildren her cookies, and desserts. of themand have her recipes loved and make them forsquares those and desserts. special holidays!Many of them have her recipes and make them for those special holidays! When Marie and Lawrence moved back to Kamloops in 1999, they lived in Westsyde. one to be idle, back Marie, continued in to 1999, be active in her When MarieNever and Lawrence moved to Kamloops they lived in community Never groups one and to joined walking who hiked all active over the Westsyde. be aidle, Marie,group continued to be in hills her community groups and joined joined a walking walking group who hiked hiked all over over inthe the2010, hills in Westsyde. Following the passing of group her beloved Lawrence community groups and a who all hills in Westsyde. Following theKamloops passing Senior of her herVillage. beloved Lawrence in 2010, 2010, Marie eventually moved to While living there, she in Westsyde. Following the passing of beloved Lawrence in Marie eventually movedinto to volunteering Kamloops Senior Senior Village. Whileofliving living there, she continued her interest and for a period time,there, was she the Marie eventually moved Kamloops Village. While continued her interest in society. volunteering and and for for a a period period of of time, time, was was the the President ofher the interest Residents continued in volunteering President of of the the Residents Residents society. society. President Marie will be deeply missed by her children Laurie, James (Francine), Marie will be deeply deeply missed by her her eleven childrengrandchildren Laurie, James James (Francine), Patrick will (Anita), Karen missed (Bryan),by and(Francine), eighteen Marie be her children Laurie, Patrick (Anita), Karen Karen (Bryan), her and eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, numerous nieces nephews and her and brother John Patrick (Anita), (Bryan), her eleven grandchildren eighteen great-grandchildren, numerous nieces nieces andhusband nephews and her herparents brother Alice John Lawrence, Ruddell. She was predeceased by her great-grandchildren, numerous and nephews and brother John Ruddell. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence, parents and Harry Ruddell, brothers Jim, Fred and Terry Ruddell. Ruddell. She wasbrothers predeceased by and herTerry husband Lawrence, parents Alice Alice and Harry Ruddell, Jim, Fred Ruddell. and Harry Ruddell, brothers Jim, Fred and Terry Ruddell. Every day, our Mom demonstrated love and thoughtfulness to us all. She Every Momofdemonstrated love and thoughtfulness us all. She had a day, greatour sense humour, loved a good laugh and hadto Every our Momofdemonstrated love thoughtfulness to aauswonderful all. She had a day, great sense humour, loved a and good laugh and had wonderful sense of adventure. While she had high expectations for herself, she had had a of great sense of humour, lovedhigh a good laugh and had a wonderful sense adventure. While she had expectations for herself, she had nothingofbutadventure. tolerance,While acceptance, and loveexpectations for her family. all knew sense she hadand high for We herself, she that had nothing but tolerance, acceptance, love for her family. We all knew that we were deeply loved. nothing tolerance, we were but deeply loved. acceptance, and love for her family. We all knew that we were deeply loved. She will be greatly missed. She will be greatly missed. She be greatly missed. are invited to St. John Friends and family wishing towillpay their respects Friends family to pay theirFebruary respects 14 are2020 invitedat to11:30 St. John Vianney and Parish for wishing Mass on Friday, am. Friends tobepay theirFebruary are invitedhall. St. John Vianney Parish for wishing Mass Friday, 2020 at to11:30 am. Followingand the family service, tea willon served atrespects St. John14 Vianney There will Vianney Parish for Mass February 14Vianney 2020 inhall. atthe11:30 am. Following the service, teaSmithers willonbe Friday, served at St. John There will be a second service in and interment will follow Smithers Following the service, tea will be Details served John hall. There will be a second service in and interment will Vianney follow thedate. Smithers Cemetery, Smithers, BC. inSmithers March. toatbeSt. announced at a in later be a second service ininSmithers and interment will follow thedate. Smithers Cemetery, Smithers, BC. March. Details to be announced at a in later Cemetery, BC. in March. Details to be at a later date. 311 In lieu of Smithers, flowers, please send donations to announced the Royal Inland Hospital, In lieu of St. flowers, please Columbia Kamloops, BC.send donations to the Royal Inland Hospital, 311 Columbia Kamloops, BC.send donations to the Royal Inland Hospital, 311 In lieu of St. flowers, please Columbia BC. for the care and support from the staff at the The familySt.isKamloops, very grateful The family Senior is very Village, grateful and for the theRoyal staff at the Kamloops the care staff and on support 5-North from at the Inland Kamloops Senior Village, the Gorman staff and on forsupport 5-North at the Royal Inland The familyspecial is verythanks grateful for the care from thecare staffand at the Hospital, to and Doctor his excellent her Hospital, special thanks Doctor his excellent her Kamloops Senior Village,to and the Gorman staff on for5-North at the care Royaland Inland many friends and community members. many friends and community members. Hospital, special thanks to Doctor Gorman for his excellent care and her many friends and community members. Condolences may be sent to the family from Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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✂ 780 WEST COLUMBIA ST. KAMLOOPSMOBIL1.COM 778-471-6246 Valid until February 26, 2020 only. *Coupon must presented at time of service. Not valid with any other oil change offer or discount. Prices may vary and additional enviro. Fee and/or shop supplies may apply.





Kamloops Local Owner - Ian MacGregor


one day only COUPON! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 SPEND $20 GET 20% OFF!

from as low as




OPEN TUES TO FRI 10 AM-5 PM • SAT 10 AM- 4PM • SUN, MON & HOLIDAYS CLOSED *Not valid with any other promotional offer. One coupon per customer/family per day.






Need Food? Petland has it! $ 00 5 * We are proud to offer the highest quality wholesome foods for your pet’s health. See reverse for the brands we carry. If you don’t see your brand, we can order it! Thank you for supporting your locally owned & operated pet store! *Valid with participating brands. Some exclusions apply.


Mon-Fri 9am—8pm • Sat 9am—7pm • Sun 10am—6pm

meal when you purchase one meal at regular price!

905 Notre Dame Drive 1.250.828.0810









email: ultra.vac.cleaning@gmail.com

2 Can Dine for $1399 Get 2 Taco Combos! Each combo comes with 2 Crisp Tacos, Small Mexican Fries and a 16 oz. Pop!

Bring in this coupon during February and receive

off a breakfast or lunch


Valid on dog and cat food med/large bags 5lbs or larger. Cannot be combined with any other offer. One per customer. Offer at time of purchase. Valid at Petland Kamloops only. Offer expires 02/29/20.

Sweetheart Special

Half Price





Workmanship Guaranteed • Licensed • Insured • Bonded LIVING ROOM SOFA DINING ROOM & CHAIR & HALLWAY from as low as


Call 1.800.777.KILT (5458) for a free estimate PROMO CODE: 20-15-10 or visit www.meninkilts.com







That’s 2 Combos for $1399 Want to make them Soft Tacos? Make any Crisp Taco an original Soft Taco for $1.

Expires February 29, 2020

FREE HEARING TEST Do you sometimes feel that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly? Do you find it difficult to follow conversation in a noisy restaurant or a crowded room? Do you have difficulty understanding speech on the telephone? Do you hear better in one ear than the other? Do you experience ringing, buzzing, or noises in your ear?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a hearing problem.

©Petland Canada Inc. 2020



WEDNESDAY, February 12, 2020



WEDNESDAY, February 12, 2020





MOST HOMES from as low as



from as low as







Improve Your Heating Efficiency Home & Health Environment Removes Dust, Pollen, Animal Hair, Construction Material





Valid until February 26, 2020 only. *Coupon must presented at time of service. Not valid with any other oil change offer or discount. Prices may vary and additional enviro. Fee and/or shop supplies may apply.


©Petland Canada Inc. 2020

Workmanship Guaranteed • Licensed • Insured • Bonded

Health N utrition F or C ats & Dogs



Call 1.800.777.KILT (5458) for a free estimate PROMO CODE: 20-15-10 or visit www.meninkilts.com

Valid on dog and cat food med/large bags 5lbs or larger. listed are brands we carry coupon may not apply to all brands. Cannot be combined with any other offer. One per customer. Offer at time of purchase. Valid at Petland Kamloops only. Offer expires 02/29/20.

905 Notre Dame Drive 1.250.828.0810


Mon-Fri 9am—8pm • Sat 9am—7pm • Sun 10am—6pm





250-319-5760 2019

Great Food, Great Price, Fresh Salsa Bar...Bueno! DOWNTOWN 450 LANSDOWNE ST., LANSDOWNE VILLAGE




Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Mexican Restaurant


Kamloops Local Owner - Ian MacGregor




email: ultra.vac.cleaning@gmail.com

Best Mexican Restaurant

2015 Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Mexican Restaurant

2014 Best Mexican Restaurant

Thank you, Kamloops for Voting Señor Froggy your Favourite Choice for so many years!




FREE HEARING TEST It’s your hearing. It’s important. Get it checked. KamloopsHEARINGAIDCENTRE.ca 414 Arrowstone Dr. • 250-372-3090 • 1-877-718-2211 Must present coupon. Offer expires February 29, 2020

We pay x! the ta










Come say hi to Kirsten! 1390 Columbia Street Open 7 Days a Week 7am - 2pm

Home Style Cooking

WEDNESDAY, February 12, 2020



FEbRUARY SnoW SALE A mASSIvE LIqUIdAtIon SALES EvEnt on ALL nEW 2018, 2019 & 2020 modEL jAYCo Rv’S!

UP to 40% oFF

tHE LoWESt PRICES oF tHE YEAR! WE WILL not bE UndERSoLd Rv FInAnCIng IS AvAILAbLE o.A.C! 19 jayflight slx 267bhsw

50 weekly



MSRP $35,800



19 jayflight slx 324bdsw

MSRP $44,800

19 jayflight slx 286bhsw

MSRP $39,900


19 jayflight slx 285rlsw

MSRP $39,100

19 jayflight slx 287bhsw

MSRP $38,900

19 white hawk 50th anniversary 31bh

MSRP $58,800

57 weekly OAC $32,888 #Rv4255

52 weekly OAC $29,988 #Rv4252

54 weekly OAC $30,988 #Rv4243

83 weekly OAC $47,988 #Rv4256

19 jay flight slx rocky mtn ed. 324bdsw

19 white hawk 32kbs

19 bungalow 40fkds

20 jayco bungalow 40 loft


MSRP $48,900


MSRP $61,400


MSRP $77,995

MSRP $70,990

60 weekly OAC $34,888 #Rv4254

64 weekly OAC $36,888 #Rv4262

74 weekly OAC $42,888 #Rv4231


20 jay flight slx rocky mtn/baja ed. 264bhw

20 jay flight slx rocky mtn/baja ed. 275rlsw

20 jay flight bungalow 40rlts

20 jay flight slx rocky mtn ed. 286bhsw

51 weekly OAC $29,288 #Rv4310

MSRP $35,495

62 weekly OAC $35,788 #Rv4309

MSRP $43,995

115 weekly OAC $64,988 #Rv4279

MSRP $68,600

66 weekly OAC $37,988 #Rv4303


20 jay flight slx rocky mtn ed. 264bhw

20 jayflight slx baja ed. 212qbw

20 jayflight slx 287bhsw

20 jay flight slx rocky mtn ed. 212qbw

20 jay flight slx rocky mtn ed. 248rbsw

MSRP $33,800

49 weekly OAC $27,988 #Rv4296

MSRP $33,800

58 weekly OAC $33,688 #Rv4300



50 weekly










All prices plus $495 documentation paper fees. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown.

MSRP $31,600



59 weekly



MSRP $39,300


View our entire inventory at


103 weekly






MSRP $46,700

50 weekly OAC $28,588 #Rv4297 $

112 weekly OAC $64,988 #Rv4278 $

20 jayflight slx 267bhsw

55 weekly



MSRP $38,900



MSRP $42,995



WEDNESDAY, February 12, 2020


FEbRUARY SnoW SALE A mASSIvE LIqUIdAtIon SALES EvEnt on ALL nEW 2018, 2019 & 2020 modEL jAYCo Rv’S!

UP to 40% oFF

tHE LoWESt PRICES oF tHE YEAR! WE WILL not bE UndERSoLd Rv FInAnCIng IS AvAILAbLE o.A.C! 18 white hawk 28rl

18 jayfeather 22rb

18 hummingbird baja ed. 17bh

18 jayfeather edition x17z

64 weekly OAC $36,988 #Rv4105

50 weekly OAC $28,988 #Rv4149

MSRP $37,995

47 weekly OAC $26,988 #Rv4112

MSRP $38,989

44 weekly OAC $25,588 #Rv4116

MSRP $34,900

42 weekly OAC $23,988 #Rv4155

18 jayfeather 23rbm

18 jay flight slx rocky mtn ed. 324bdsw

19 jay flight baja edition 174bh

19 jayflight slx baja edition 195rb

19 jay flight slx rocky mtn ed. 232rbw

MSRP $46,995

MSRP $22,800

MSRP $24,995


MSRP $48,995

18 jayfeather 23rl


MSRP $39,900





MSRP $37,995

MSRP $30,900

50 weekly OAC $28,588 #Rv4102

59 weekly OAC $33,988 #Rv4177

32 weekly OAC $17,988 #Rv4261

33 weekly OAC $18,988 #Rv4239

44 weekly OAC $24,988 #Rv4253

19 jayflight slx 232 rbw

19 white hawk 50th anniv ed. 24mbh

19 white hawk 23mrb

19 white hawk 50th anniv ed. 24mbh

19 jayflight slx 242bhsw




54 weekly OAC $31,488 #Rv4188

55 weekly OAC $31,988 #Rv4221

MSRP $45,995

54 weekly OAC $31,488 #Rv4192

MSRP $49,900

46 weekly OAC $26,488 #Rv4237

19 jayflight slx 244bhsw

19 jayflight slx 264bhw

19 jayflight slx rocky mtn/baja ed. 245rlsw

19 jayflight slx baja ed. 264bhw

19 jay flight slx rocky mtn/baja ed. 264bhw

MSRP $38,999

43 weekly OAC $24,688 #Rv4219

MSRP $33,995

50 weekly OAC $25,888 #Rv4235

MSRP $36,800

50 weekly OAC $28,588 #Rv4272 $

MSRP $49,900


42 weekly OAC $23,988 #Rv4251 $

MSRP $29,800



MSRP $30,995

40 weekly OAC $22,988 #Rv4202 $



All prices plus $495 documentation paper fees. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown.


50 weekly OAC $28,988 #Rv4216 $

View our entire inventory at





MSRP $36,900

MSRP $33,995


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