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A statue of Jesus stands among the remains of loved ones in a mausoleum at the city’s Hillside Cemetery. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
ARTS CENTRE COVERAGE Four pages of the latest news on the proposal as the April 4 vote approaches
UNITED WAY CHANGES Executive director Danalee Baker is no longer at the helm of the organization
BOOGIE TRAINING BEGINS And you can join the thousands planning to take part in the April 26 event
DEATH OF THE FUNERAL Trends in dying are shifting away from tradition. And, as the population ages and times change, the City of Kamloops is looking at how to manage the dead
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DID YOU KNOW? Ord Road is named for H. Ord, one of Brocklehurst’s first settlers who established a hop farm in the area in the 1930s. — Kamloops Museum and Archives
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Two-year-old Russell Hunter follows in his father Matt’s footsteps, taking advantage of a warm, sunny March morning to ride at the River Street skate park. Kamloops-born Matt Hunter is a professional mountain biker whose professional riding career began when he won the 2003 Ultimate Freeride Challenge. Instead of taking part in contests or races, Hunter focuses on shooting movies and photos of his rides. He has an movie being released this spring. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
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Local pharmacists have noticed shortages in certain supplies as customers react to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Manshadi Pharmacy on the North Shore ran out of face masks and hand sanitizer gel more than a month ago, with customers purchasing the products in response to COVID-19, which began in Wuhan City, China, and has spread to 76 countries, including Canada, as of March 4. Owner Missah Manshadi said he hasn’t been able to order more sanitizer or masks because wholesalers are out of stock. The pharmacist said the demand for supplies from the public is unprecedented — unlike anything he has seen in his 27-year career. “They have every right to be worried. I’d be worried too. There’s a lot of things in the media,” Manshadi said. He said he is telling his customers it is more important that they wash their hands, cough into their elbows and stay at home if they feel sick than it is to wear a mask. That’s a sentiment echoed by pharmacist and co-owner Cam Egli at the Orchards Walk Pharmasave in Valleyview. “I usually tell people you can use them, but they’re not going to prevent contraction of the
Why you don’t need a mask if you are healthy — and other COVID-19 facts you should know Page A8, A40 and online at kamloopsthisweek.com infection,” he said. “Generally, the best thing you can do is wash your hands frequently and wash your hands with soap and water.” Egli said his pharmacy ran out of five cases worth of N95 face masks a few weeks ago, when the first reported case of the virus in the Lower Mainland came to light. His store is now quickly running out of hand sanitizer — products customers have said they are purchasing in response to COVID-19. “Within the last two weeks, it’s hit really hard,” Egli said, noting those purchasing the masks tend to be local regulars stocking up in preparation for the virus, along with people who are travelling. He noted one woman purchased a mask because she wanted to have it while travelling through Vancouver International Airport en route to the Dominican Republic. Egli said he has more masks on order, but added he does not know when the will arrive. He said he’s not surprised at the demand for
these products from the public given the recent media attention the virus is receiving. Manshadi said people should be OK as long as they have a bit of food and medication at home, in case they are afflicted and need to isolate themselves for a week or two. Empty store shelves have been seen around the country as people stock up on supplies, including food, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. A dearth of some supplies is being noticed at big box stores in Kamloops. Over the weekend, customers noticed a shortage of toilet paper and Clorox wipes at Costco, while Walmart was out of hand sanitizer as of Wednesday. According to the World Health Organization, as of March 4, there have been 93,090 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with 80,422 in China and 12,668 sprinkled among 76 other countries — including Canada, which has 30 cases, nine of which are in B.C. There have been 2,984 deaths reported in China and 214 deaths reported outside of the country. According to the health authorities, the current mortality rate for COVID-19 is about three per cent, compared to less than one per cent for the seasonal flu. By comparison, the 2003 SARS outbreak had a mortality rate of 11 per cent and the MERS outbreak, between 2012 and 2019, has had a mortality rate of 35 per cent.
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Council Calendar March 10, 2020 10:00 am - Committee of the Whole (cancelled) 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Kamloops City Council is inviting nominations for the City’s Exemplary Service Awards. The awards formally acknowledge individuals who have dedicated their time and service to the city. Selected citizens will receive an Exemplary Service Award as formal recognition of their contributions to the community.
March 11, 2020 2:00 pm - Finance Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street
The two nomination categories are: • young adult - 29 and under • adult - over 30
March 16, 2020 2:00 pm - Community Services Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street
Nominees will have demonstrated commitment to various endeavours or services to the community over a period of time. Nominees' services should be considered a voluntary contribution to the growth and development of the community and the wellbeing of its citizens.
March 23, 2020 2:00 pm - Development and Sustainability Committee DES Boardroom, 105 Seymour Street
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March 24, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing (cancelled) Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street
March 30, 2020 2:00 pm - Community Relations Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street March 31, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street April 7, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street
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STAY ACTIVE, EAT HEALTHY STREET SWEEPING The Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) is now offering patrons healthier choices in its vending machines. This move is part of a larger trend across Canada to improve the eating environment in schools, public buildings, and recreation facilities. Residents are invited to a tasting event at the TCC to sample some new snack options and learn more about healthy eating.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 9:00–11:00 AM AT THE TCC Research shows that when healthy food is offered alongside less healthy foods, people are more likely to choose the healthy options. By offering healthy choices, the TCC supports the health and well-being of the community.
Over the next several weeks, street sweeping will be taking place in neighbourhoods across Kamloops. Residents can help City crews by moving parked vehicles off roadways and avoiding sweeping sand into piles in travel lanes when sweeping personal property. Did you know? City crews sweep each road and most sidewalks, along with every concrete island in Kamloops, using a variation of four large sweeping trucks, a skid steer (ATV) sweeper, four sidewalk sweepers, and two water trucks. Currently, crews are in North Kamloops and Brocklehurst. Once those streets are completed, they will move to Westsyde, Batchelor Heights, Valleyview, and Downtown. They will focus on higher elevations in future weeks. Signs are posted to inform residents when crews are working in their neighbourhood. To see which streets have been swept and which are next on the list, view the new City Street Sweeping map at:
PARKING SERVICES IS MOVING Effective Monday, March 16, Parking Services staff will join the rest of the Bylaw Services team at 1303 Mission Flats Road. Residents can now find all bylaw-related services, including animal control, parking services, and dog licences, in one location. This move is part of an ongoing effort to offer more streamlined, simplified processes for residents. The introduction of new online tools provides improved flexibility and payment options, while reducing waste and increasing efficiencies. As of March 16, residents will also have the benefit of a single destination for all bylaw services and inquiries. For more information on how Bylaw Services is working to serve you better, visit Kamloops.ca/Bylaw or visit us in person at 1303 Mission Flats Road.
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The local chapter of the United Way has parted ways with executive director Danalee Baker. In a release issued on Thursday, board chair Hugh MacInnes said the United Way of the Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo (TNC) board of directors has “mutually parted ways with Baker,” who served as the agency’s head since 2015, when she succeeded longtime executive director Brenda Aynsley. “Danalee has identified new opportunities for impacting and building community; we have full confidence in her future success and wish her great joy for her future,” the release stated. Katie Neustaeter is serving as interim executive director. United Way TNC board chair Hugh MacInnes said he couldn’t comment on the end of Baker’s employment with the agency other than to call it a mutual decision. “It involves an employee,” he told KTW. “I can’t disclose at all what has taken place. I can’t comment apart from saying it was a mutual parting of the ways. It’s a private, personal matter.” On her Facebook page, Baker posted a message pertaining to her departure from the United Way: “Good things are so very hard
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shortage was “primarily a result of consistent cash deficits from 2013 to 2018, which stemmed from not factoring in the true pledge loss when determining allocations to community organizations from the annual campaign.” MacInnes said the United Way is looking forward to its next chapter. “Our organization is not changing,” he said. “Danalee has done a ton for us, and the United Way has done a lot in the community. We hope to be able to continue that as best we can.”
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ead are the days of traditional casket burials for all. These days, a dying man’s wish may be to grow into a tree, while another may choose to be buried in a certified eco-friendly cemetery. Last spring, Washington became the first state in the U.S. to legalize human composting. Funerals — once a place for obligatory tears and dark clothing — are today often substituted with a “celebration of life,” complete with funny stories and laughter. Trends in dying are shifting away from tradition. And, as the population ages and times are changing, the City of Kamloops is looking at how to manage the dead, with an update to its Cemetery Master Plan. The plan focuses on the city’s primary cemetery, Hillside Cemetery on Notre Dame Drive. City civic operations director Jen Fretz said the plan will address
current trends as traditional casket burial declines in popularity. More common these days is cremation, Fretz said, noting the plan will look at demand for increased mausoleum space at Hillside Cemetery. The current mausoleums, she said, are “fully subscribed.” Schoening Funeral Service manager Sara Lawson lauded the city’s planning, telling KTW the industry is rapidly changing. She said some people may be surprised to know that in British Columbia, 85 per cent of people are cremated after death, with 15 per cent buried in a casket. In Kamloops, that number is slightly lower, at 80 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively. The overall trend, however, is a rise in cremation. Lawson believes that is happening for multiple reasons, primarily a new generation and loss of tradition. “Newer generations aren’t attending church as much as grandma and grandpa,” Lawson said. “Back in the day, that’s what you did. You had a casket burial. You had service at the church.” Another reason cremation
is increasingly popular is due to urgency for gathering that comes with casket burial and desire for options. For example, if a family cannot unite in one place for some time until after a loved one’s death, cremation might make more sense. Perhaps everyone wants to meet in a place that was meaningful to the deceased. “It happens more and more where there is a bit of a delay for the service,” Lawson said. In addition to mausoleum space, the city will explore trends in green burials. The Green Burial Council describes a green burial as a way of caring for the dead with “minimal environmental impact that aids in conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health and restoration and/or preservation of habitat.” Green burial requires non-toxic and biodegradable materials. Lawson said only one cemetery in B.C. is certified to meet green burial standards — Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria, which opened in 2008.
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According to its website, Royal Oak is the first urban green burial site in the country, where it “returns human remains to the earth in a simple state permitting decomposition to occur naturally and so contribute to new life in a forest setting.” Green burial prepares the body without embalming. The body is buried in a biodegradable shroud, simple container or casket made from natural fibre, wicker or sustainably harvested wood. Lawson said the difference between regular cemeteries, such as Hillside, and a green cemetery is the grave liner. While most cemeteries have grave liners made of concrete, wood or fibreglass, green cemeteries use dirt as a way to return remains to the elements as quickly as possible.
Schoening does offer green options, but there is no green burial site in the B.C. Interior. Green burials are not yet a common request, Lawson said, but she expects it will become more in demand in the next five to 10 years. The city will also explore the potential for a scattering garden, which is a place to scatter ashes. Lawson said scattering gardens may look like flower gardens, wherein ashes can be scattered for a fee. Compared to scattering someone’s ashes in a backyard or elsewhere in nature, cemeteries are permanent — meaning loved ones won’t return to that special location one day to find a development in its place, a rose garden dead or a tree chopped down. “Cemeteries stay the same,” Lawson said. “The record must remain forever.” Updates to the Cemetery Master Plan
A statue of Jesus stands among the remains of loved ones in a mausoleum at Hillside Cemetery. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
are expected by the fall. With need for expansion of the cemetery, rates may also be on the rise. The city said its fees
are between 20 to 25 per cent lower than similar-sized communities and the goal is to recover operating costs with revenue collected.
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While funeral servcies undergo a transition, a Kamloops pastor has noticed memorials are also changing. Rev. Steve Filyk, a minister at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, said newspaper obituaries increasingly state “no funeral by request.” He suspects it is due to the taboo nature of death. As a culture, he said, people don’t want to acknowledge death, as it is finite. “Perpetual youth is sort of what the focus of our culture is, right? In that way, I don’t know how well prepared we are to face it — to face the loss of loved ones or face our own death,” he said. SIGNS OF
Filyk said he worries about the psychological impact of not marking someone’s death. “I think to set apart and designate a time, not just for yourself but for everyone, where the world will stop for a few moments. It’s about that,” Filyk said. “A moment of silence at Remembrance Day, where the world just stops to acknowledge that this person was special. They had warts and foibles, but they were special to a bunch of people and had an impact and that their loss is felt. I think it’s important to acknowledge that.” Of memorials that do occur, Filyk said they rarely involve a casket and often involve photo slideshows in an increasingly mediadriven, photo-centric society.
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In addition, Filyk said he has noticed memorials are getting longer and are often called celebrations of life. Regardless of whether people follow a faith tradition, Filyk said it is important to acknowledge wisdom from centuries past. Memorials can be secular or religious, he said, noting there are unique ways to honour someone. with the better memorials providing opportunities to share stories. “Any story often reveals something interesting about who they were and I think there’s something about telling those stories that somehow helps us heal,” Filyk said. “Maybe because we’re all together having that similar focus.”
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glance down south has shown us how we might save media outlets from the deaths that appear to be right around the corner for many. All we need to do is find a person with too much money to run for political office and self-finance the campaign. That’s what billionaire Michael Bloomberg did, spending more than $500,000 on advertising alone between last fall and this week. That is independent of the loads of cash he doled out to hire staffers and lease offices across the United States in his bid to win the Democratric nomination for president. This week, following the Super Tuesday results that has resulted in a two-man race for the nomination — between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders — Bloomberg called it quits. But word is he has vowed to pay his staff to the end of November. And word has it that his staff is paid much more generously than is staff of other candidates. The stunning amount of cash one man has accumulated speaks to the wage inequality gap that continues to widen. Mark Carney, the Canadian who heads the Bank of England, spoke of that gap last week in an interview on the CBC. The issue has been discussed more often as cost of living rises — be it housing prices in Kamloops, BC Hydro bills provincewide or the price tag on an imported cucumber at the grocery store — and wages remain relatively stagnant. As the rich get richer and the poor continue to struggle and the middle class gets squeezed that much more, we will continue to hear calls for government to increase taxation on the wealthy. As the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found in a 2018 report, fewer than 90 Canadian families have as much wealth as do everyone in three provinces combined — Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. We should be able to meet somewhere in the middle.
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count. Nor do you need to hoard those instant Clorox sanitary wipes. And, for the love of God, put down that industrial-size box of masks and back out of the store. Unless you have COVID-19, the masks are useless to you. The novel coronavirus that is spreading across the globe is not the plague — at least not yet. Yes, it is in its infancy and the number of confirmed cases continues to rise dramatically day after day, but the mortality rate remains far lower than the eyeopening 11 per cent associated with the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s and much lower than the frightening 35 per cent rate connected to the deadlier MERS outbreak between 2012 and 2019. According to World Health Organization statistics as of March 4, there have been about 90,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and roughly 3,000 deaths. That equals a mortality (death) rate of a bit over three per cent. However, as Health Canada, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and many other health experts note, that mortality rate is likely lower since they believe the number of people who have contracted COVID-19 is much higher than 90,000. That’s because the novel coronavirus impacts the vast majority
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MUSINGS of those infected as does a chest cold. There are untold numbers of people across the globe who have had COVID-19 and never knew it, since they recovered quickly. As with influenza, health experts say, the novel coronavirus thus far is of utmost concern to the very elderly and those with serious underlying medical conditions that already weaken their immune systems. A new strain of any virus should, of course, always be cause for concern, since there is no vaccine and how it develops and impacts populations is largely unknown. But rather than rely on Facebook posts from that gal who insists vaccines cause (insert name of malady here), we should defer to the experts when deciding what we need to do amid this COVID-19 outbreak. And this is why we need to leave the toilet paper, disinfectant wipes and masks on the shelves. As Health Canada notes in its excellent summary of all things
COVID-19 (read the story on page A40 of today’s edition), masks should only be worn by those infected with the virus as the mask acts as a barrier and helps stop the tiny droplets from spreading around you when you cough or sneeze. As U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams tweeted last weekend: “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if health care providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!” The same advice applies to those emptying store shelves of toilet paper (!), wipes and other hygiene products. If you happen to contract COVID-19, chances are you will recover. In the meantime, health officials say, you should isolate yourself at home for a week to 10 days with enough food and other supplies to carry you through that time. It is highly doubtful you will need a truckload of Charmin. And, if you are healthy and wish to remain so, Health Canada is repeating what has been advised for decades — use commons sense and wash your hands, stop touching your face, nod rather than shake hands and disinfect commonly used surfaces. Oh, and consult a health expert, rather than a Facebook post, when seeking trustworthy information. firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @ChrisJFoulds
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PAST WINTER WAS WOEFUL ON THOMPSON DRIVE Editor: I am a handicapped veteran who has lived on Thompson Drive in Valleyview for the past 46 years. My street is only about three-quarters of a mile long. This past winter has been a nightmare for me and my neighbours. At times, more than 15 inches of snow was on our street, but I did not ever see a snow plow or sand truck come down it. Young people and young mothers had to struggle to walk the two blocks to the bus stop. The only way to do this was to walk on the road, in the tracks made by vehicles that were able to make it down the street. When we were not fighting to walk in the tracks in the snow, it was a fight trying to walk on a miniature skating rink, which our street had become. All in all, I found it to be a damn disgrace. In years past, it was only a half-assed attempt to plow our street, but this year was something else. I would like to point out that snow plowing is an essential service, along with supplying water and garbage collection. I feel bureaucrats forgot all about our part of town this past winter. And excuses do not wash with me at all. If the city cannot provide the basic services to me and my neighbours, then it should not be spending millions of dollars to borrow for an arts centre. Ted Maskell Kamloops
CITY NEEDS TO BE MORE ELECTRIC Editor: I was at the recent presentation of electric vehicles and electric bikes, presented by the City of Kamloops. It was the usual format, designed to give taxpayers the feeling that feedback was valued by our elected representatives. There were no surprises, but some disappointments. Apparently, the city does not have any intention of being proactive by providing EV and E-bike charging stations. I assume the city is hoping the private sector will step up.
All the new apartment buildings rising on the North Shore and downtown have no requirements to be pre-wired to accommodate electric vehicles. The city, as usual, is very good at talking the talk, but not great at walking the walk. It would have been encouraging to know an electric mode of personal transport might be a practical choice, especially among the 10-year property tax-free apartment building sector, which is enjoying such a construction boom in Kamloops.
HOLD, PLEASE — FOR A VERY LONG TIME Editor: I called the 811 Health Link Line 811 at 9:15 a.m. one day this week. The call was answered quickly and I was asked for my contact information, including phone number, B.C. health
number and home address. I was then told I would have to wait on the phone for 55 minutes until a health-care professional could hear my concerns. They would then provide the relevant assistance or
advice. I then asked if it was possible for the file to be passed along and for a nurse or health-care person to call me back when they had time. I was told that was not possible.
A third library is planned for Kamloops. For what reason do you use the libraries in the city?
Expecting me to wait 55 minutes on the phone is unreasonable and not necessary. Could they not pass along the file and follow up on it? Teresa Carroll Kamloops
EMBRACE CLEAN AND LEAVE TAR IN GROUND Editor: In 1953, an enlightened government paid my passage to Australia. I was also given a living wage — nearly EU$1,000 for one year — to study to become an elementary teacher. All I had to do was study, pass exams and stay at least two years in the Australian state of Victoria Recently, I read in the Globe and Mail
the autobiography of a young man who had experienced the wealth of working in the tarsands, followed by the crash. I wondered how many young Albertans are out of work because of the downturn in the province’s No. 1 industry. A thought for Alberta Premier Jason Kenny: pay a significant number of smart, young Albertans (male and
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Electric bikes also face infrastructure challenges. The assumption seems to be that every rider who owns one will only charge it at home. Where does that leave riders who live in apartment buildings? And where does that leave riders in the winter, when bike lanes are often snowed in? As a year-round mode of transportation, a lot more planning needs to be done before E-bikes become a truly viable option. Heide Neighbor Kamloops
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Elementary school speech contest champions from Kamloops and area competed at the Rotary Club of Kamloops’ Ross Dickson Speech Contest on Monday night, downtown at the Delta Hotel by Marriott. From left: Rotary District 5060 Gov. Peter Schultz, Danika Howard of Beattie elementary, Alli Piroddi of Kamloops School of the Arts, first-place winner Janessa Rushka of Aberdeen elementary, second-place winner Anisha Narang of McGowan Park elementary, Ryland Brown from Sun Peaks elementary, Lachlan de Fouw of Juniper elementary, Kenadie Cooper from Arthur Stevenson elementary, Lauren Suchuck from Dallas elementary and Al Thompson of the Rotary Club of Kamloops.
Tree does not free suspect Choosing a muddy field, then a tree, turned out to be poor choices of refuge for a man running from Kamloops Mounties in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The unfortunate man on the lam is in custody following his failed attempt to evade officers after a call to police regarding a vehicle being driven with stolen licence plates. Staff-Sgt. Mathias Van Laer
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the driver attempted a getaway by driving through rural pasture properties toward the South Thompson River. Once his vehicle got stuck, the driver jumped out and started running. “A police dog was called to the scene and successfully located the driver a few hundred metres away, hiding up a tree,” Van Laer said. Charges will be determined by Crown counsel.
Police seeking missing man Kamloops Mounties are asking for the public’s help in finding a man reported missing. Thirty-three-tearold Robert Hoddinott was last seen on Wednesday, March 4, in the Valleyview area. Hoddinott is white, stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 180 pounds. He has short, brown hair and wears glasses and was last seen wearing a black and grey hoodie and black pants. Anybody with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.
Robert Hoddinott was last seen on March 4 in Valleyview. If you know where he is, call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.
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During a celebration on Wednesday of the grand re-opening of the Kamloops Hyundai dealership on Notre Dame Drive, dealership co-owners Michael Schreiner and Anthony Muzzillo revealed a $50,000 donation to the new patient -care tower at Royal Inland Hospital, via the RIH Foundation. The money is for the hospital’s mater-
nity department, with funds used to purchase state-of-the-art equipment. “Over the past 13 years, Kamloops Hyundai has contributed to many local charities, sports organizations and the performing arts,” Schreiner said. “We know our staff and their families, along with our valued customers, will use the enhanced services and care at the hospital when it is completed, and it feels really good to be an early contributor to the
foundation’s goals.” RIH Foundation CEO Heidi Coleman was at the grand reopening event to accept the donation. “This gift is a perfect example of how important the community in Kamloops and the surrounding area is to the continued improvements to RIH,” she said. Kamloops Hyundai opened on Notre Dame Drive in 2009, relocating from downtown.
Bighorn tees off under new financing Bighorn Golf & Country Club is the first championship course in the Kamloops area to open for the 2019 season. KTW FILE PHOTO
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The golf course at Sun Rivers is operating under new ownership. Bruce and Barbara Dawson have taken over the mortgage for Bighorn Golf and Country Club, the name of what was known until 2018 as Sun Rivers Golf Resort. According to a news release from Bighorn’s board of directors, the Dawsons have also purchased a significant share of the operation. The Dawsons live at Sun Rivers. Attempts by KTW to reach the Dawsons were unsuccessful as of press deadline. According to the news
release, their involvement in Bighorn’s ownership “will ensure financial stability and improved cash flow moving forward.” In 2017, the Sun Rivers development sold its golf course and restaurant, formerly known as Hoodoos, to a
group of golfers and investors headed by Bill Amy. The golf course and restaurant were then rebranded under the Bighorn name. Since then, the restaurant has been sold to another investor and Mason’s is the new eatery, operated inde-
pendently of Bighorn or Sun Rivers. Amy stepped away from the development last year for health reasons. Meanwhile, Bighorn is taking advantage of the springlike weather by opening earlier this year. The course opened on Thursday with an 11 a.m. shotgun start and will continue that shotgun start daily through March 12. After that, normal bookings will begin.
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020
NOTICE OF ASSENT VOTING (REFERENDUM) KAMLOOPS CENTRE FOR THE ARTS APRIL 4, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors within the City of Kamloops that assent voting will be held on the following question: “Are you in favour of the City of Kamloops borrowing up to $45 million to construct a Kamloops Centre for the Arts?”
VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS GENERAL VOTING:
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Lloyd George Elementary School Aberdeen Elementary School South Sahali Elementary School Dufferin Elementary School Beattie Elementary School Valleyview Secondary School Dallas Elementary School RL Clemitson School Rayleigh Elementary School Arthur Hatton Elementary School NorKam Senior Secondary School Parkcrest Elementary at George Hilliard School Westmount Elementary School Arthur Stevenson Elementary School Heritage House Sahali Centre Mall (9:30 am-6:30 pm)
ADVANCE VOTING: MARCH 25 and APRIL 1, 2020 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Heritage House
830 Pine Street 2191 Van Horne Drive 1585 Summit Drive 1880 Hillside Drive 492 McGill Road 1950 Valleyview Drive 296 Harper Road 5990 Todd Road 306 Puett Ranch Road 315 Chestnut Avenue 730 12th Street 985 Holt Street 745 Walkem Road 2890 Bank Road 100 Lorne Street 945 Columbia Street
100 Lorne Street
ELECTOR REGISTRATION There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all resident electors and non resident property owner electors for voting will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: •
18 years of age or older on general voting day;
Resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day of registration;
Resident of OR registered owner of real property in the City of Kamloops for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in the assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.
Resident electors must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. A combined Driver’s Licence/CareCard will be accepted as ONE piece of identification. Non-resident property electors must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner, written consent from a majority of the property owners to one owner voting.
SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES MARCH 25, 2020 Ridgeview Lodge, 920 Desmond Street 9:00 am to 11:00 am Open only to electors who are residents, patients, or employees on duty. Overlander Residential Care, 953 Southill Street 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Open only to electors who are residents, patients, or employees on duty. Pine Grove Care Centre, 313 McGowan Avenue 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Open only to electors who are residents, patients, or employees on duty.
SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES (continued) MARCH 26, 2020 Shores Retirement Residence, 870 Westminster Avenue 9:00 am to 11:00 am Open only to electors who are residents, patients, or employees on duty. Chartwell Kamloops Retirement Residence, 628 Tranquille Road 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Open only to electors who are residents, patients, or employees on duty.
MARCH 31, 2020 Ponderosa Lodge, 425 Columbia Street 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Open only to electors who are patients, employees on duty, or residents of Ponderosa Place. Berwick on the Park, 60 Whiteshield Crescent South 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm Open only to electors who are residents, patients, or employees on duty.
APRIL 1, 2020 Kamloops Seniors Village, 1220 Hugh Allan Drive 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Open only to electors who are residents, patients, or employees on duty. Chartwell Ridgepointe Retirement Residence, 1789 Primrose Court 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm Open only to electors who are residents, patients, or employees on duty.
APRIL 4, 2020 Royal Inland Hospital, 311 Columbia Street 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Open only to electors who are patients, visitors of patients, or employees on duty.
MAIL BALLOT VOTING Electors may vote by mail if they: a) Have a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; or b) Expect to be absent from the City of Kamloops on March 25, 2020, and April 1, 2020, (Advance Voting Opportunities) and on April 4, 2020 (General Voting Day). Applications to vote by mail can be obtained by contacting Legislative Services Division in person or by mail at 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2; by phone at 250-828-3483; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure your vote will be counted, your mail ballot, along with all required documentation, must be received by the Chief Election Officer at 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2, no later than 8:00 pm on April 4, 2020.
SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED BYLAW “Kamloops Centre for the Arts Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 14-1-178, 2020” would provide the funds to assist with constructing a Kamloops Centre for the Arts at the corner of 4th Avenue and Seymour Street by borrowing up to $45 million to be repaid over 20 years. The area that is subject to the bylaw is the whole area of the City of Kamloops. TAKE NOTICE that the above is a synopsis of the proposed bylaw and that this synopsis is not intended to be and is not to be understood as an interpretation of the bylaw. The full bylaw may be inspected at the City of Kamloops, Legislative Services Division, 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Additionally, the bylaw is available on the City’s website at www.kamloops.ca/referendum. For further information on the bylaw or the voting process, please contact Deanna Campbell, Chief Election Officer, at 250-828-3405. Deanna Campbell Chief Election Officer
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LOCAL NEWS Jelly Events promoter Bill Jaswal regularly books shows into Sandman Centre, the city-owned, 5-500 hockey arena in downtown Kamloops. He said many acts, such as last week’s Celtic Illusion troupe, would have been better suited for the 1,200seat main theatre in the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts. “The experience for the customer or the consumer is you’re in a hockey arena,” he said as crews behind him covered the ice with 520 composite boards, removed glass from the boards, rolled up protective netting, retracted bleachers, set up handrails, lighting and audio and built a stage. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
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oters will go to the polls on April 4 in a referendum to determine whether they will give the city permission to borrow up to $45 million toward the cost of proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts, estimated to be $70 million. The remainder of the budget for the three-theatre facility is expected to come from grants from senior levels of government and from fundraising efforts by arts groups. KTW today delves into how Sandman Centre is transformed into a venue for the performing arts — and the challenges a hockey arena poses for productions. FROM ARENA TO ARTS Celtic Illusion — a show that combines Irish dance with magic — was performed last week at Sandman Centre, but the show’s promoter said the touring act would have been better suited for the 1,200-seat main theatre in the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts. “The experience for the customer or the consumer is you’re in a hockey arena,” Jelly Events promoter Bill Jaswal said, as crews were setting up. “Listen. There’s background noises, there’s different pumps running, there’s lots of reflective material for audio to bounce off of. It’s not a perfect world. But we make do with what we have. As you know, if you had a theatre, you’d have perfectly set-up seats. You wouldn’t have to pay to set up a stage and cover ice and pull glass and do all that. Your sightlines are better. Acoustically, it’s better. All those reasons.” Jaswal has been behind major events in Kamloops for a number of years, booking acts and putting bums in seats, which is part of how he gets paid.
Overlooking a flurry of activity in the home of the Kamloops Blazers, Jaswal gave his take on the arts centre debate. If Kamloops had a major theatre space, he said, time and money would be saved, quality of shows would improve and more acts would come to town. TIME, MONEY TO TRANSFORM ARENA Due to limited performance space in Kamloops, Sandman Centre is regularly transformed from an arena into an arts space. Jaswal said he contacts Sagebrush Theatre regularly to book events, but noted last year he was only able to book one show at the venue because it’s “always booked” between Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, School District 73 and other uses. Mid-sized events that can’t be booked at Sagebrush end up at Sandman Centre, where hockey games may bookend a performance and crews work through the night to transform the building. City of Kamloops arena supervisor Francois Chasse explained the ice sheet upon which the Blazers skate must be covered piece by piece in flooring — 520 composite boards, to be exact. In addition, glass is removed from the boards, protective netting is rolled up to the ceiling, bleachers are retracted, fire escapes are altered, seating, handrails, lighting and audio are set up and a stage is built. Chasse said a 10-person city crew began transforming Sandman Centre at 11 p.m. the previous night, working into the morning before Jaswal and Celtic Illusion’s crew took over to tailor the space. KTW watched as chains were hung from the ceiling and two semi-trucks worth of gear was unloaded, leaving limited rehearsal time for the evening show. The next day, the crews did it all again in reverse and it’s the same routine each time a new act comes to town.
“At the end of the day, for what it takes to set up for a show, it’d be better to have a theatre,” Chasse said. And all of that work comes with extra costs, which Jaswal called “significant” (estimated at $20,000 for the Celtic Illusion show). The cost is charged to the act, but ultimately passed onto consumers at the box office. “It makes the ticket price higher,” Jaswal said. SHOW QUALITY IMPACTED The arena setting impacts the quality of a show like Celtic Illusion, Jaswal said. Based on the area market and seating and view limitations, the show was determined to be ideally suited for 1,500 people in Kamloops. With no performance space that size, it was held in a large, mostly vacant (much of Sandman Centre was closed off) 5,500-seat arena — the only performance space in Kamloops that could accommodate the show. (For this reason, when small shows set up in the arena, people may be given the impression it did not sell well, even though it may be sold out.) In the arena setting, however, the seats aren’t as comfortable, ambiance is colder and acoustics are lacking. “If you look [points up toward the ceiling and around the arena], you have some glass with the suites, but you have a lot of reflective metals and materials,” Jaswal said. “When sound comes, it’s not absorbed by that. It just bounces around. When you have a loud rock and roll show or a loud country show, the P.A. is going to overpower that. But when you have a quieter show, you will have more issues that you have to deal with. “Acoustically, an arena is an arena, it’s meant for those type of loud performances. It’s when you get into a show that goes from 100 decimals, down to 60 or 70 and goes back up. That’s where a theatre is so much better for the audio experience of a consumer.”
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LOCAL NEWS Crews worked through the night last week to transform Sandman Centre from its primary use as the home of the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League into a venue that hosted the touring Celtic Illusion Irish dance and magic show. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
AN ARENA INTO A TEMPORARY ARTS CENTRE MISSED OPPORTUNITIES Celtic Illusion has since taken its show from Kamloops to the Lower Mainland, where it performed this week in theatres. It is unclear how many acts have opted against performing in Sandman Centre. However, Jaswal said he knows of acts that travel through Kamloops — even staying overnight if they need a break for drivers — without performing. Therein lies the opportunity for the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts, he said. Outside of Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, Jaswal said no theatre space accommodates 1,200 to 1,500 people. He said the arts centre would be a novel performance space (1,200 seats) in the B.C. Interior. “I know shows that are coming through, just stopping, staying in hotels for their bus drivers and then leaving eight hours later — without doing a show,” Jaswal said. “Because it could have fallen on a hockey game night and the Sagebrush is next to impossible to book. Just because of our traffic, how people from the Lower Mainland get to Alberta, they come right through Kamloops.” The promoter envisions booking up-and-coming artists, golden oldies, speakers and comedians in the arts centre, if it proceeds. For a sample of potential offerings, Jaswal said one need only check on which shows are being booked at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. Celtic Illusion performed there this week. Jaswal said performers who have bypassed Kamloops in the past due to venue concerns include Dallas Green, Diana Krall and Sarah McLaughlin’s solo act. Big arena names would continue to perform at Sandman Centre, he said, though smaller rock shows could be held at the arts centre. Smaller rock shows have been performed at Sagebrush Theatre in the past and Jaswal said the 1,200-seat arts centre theatre would be adaptable for such shows, with the hiring of
increased security. “It works currently in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto,” he said. “All of those shows are adaptable to go in. But, yes, there are certain shows, like electronic shows, or EDM shows, it’s not going to happen. It’s more of a performing arts, a public speaking, comedian, contemporary music type of venue.” THE KELOWNA FACTOR In addition to being booked up, the 690-seat school districtowned Sagebrush Theatre isn’t always as attractive as the Little Apple’s 853-seat Kelowna Community Theatre. But if the Kamloops Centre for the Arts is built, it would trump Kelowna’s mid-sized performance venue. River City residents may recall when Riverside Coliseum was built in the early 1990s, only to see Kelowna erect the slightly larger Prospera Place a few years later. Sandman seats 5,500, while Prospera has a seating capacity of up to 8,000 for various concerts. Prospera Place has been known to draw acts like Elton John and Jerry Seinfeld, performers who did not come to Kamloops. Jaswal said the reason is those 1,200 extra seats. Still, a smaller community like Penticton sometimes draws acts that do not come to Kamloops. “Just do simple math — 1,200 times $100 per ticket [$120,000],” Jaswal said. “That money is not going to the artist. They have more capacity and you have one night you can spend in the Okanagan. Aren’t you going to go where you can maximize your return?” he said. “The other thing is, at the end of the day, the more successful shows you have, the easier it is to land shows. If you’re selling out shows and you’re doing well in bringing the right shows and you get momentum going, people say, ‘Hey, I want to stop and do that.’”
Would Kelowna build a facility to render Kamloops Centre for the Arts inferior? Not likely, according to Jaswal. “They’ve been talking about it for a number of years, but it’s not gotten anywhere,” he said. (In November, Kelowna council looked at a report on city land downtown, with a new arts centre mentioned as a possibility, perhaps in the next five to 10 years.) “The problem is, they’re at 860 and they don’t have an active symphony and theatre group, so they have a lot more avails,” Jaswal said. “They can fit in a lot more shows. Kamloops has so many user groups. I think when the trussing issue happened and Sagebrush was closed, I think every dance group in Kamloops had their performance in here [Sandman Centre].” As for what would happen to Sandman Centre should shows like Celtic Illusion be redirected to an arts centre, Jaswal pointed to a shortage of ice in the city following the 2015 closure of the privately owned Ice Box Arena. Freeing up some space in Sandman Centre could have a ripple effect, he said. “Think about this, all of the user groups who would have been using the ice today are not,” Jaswal said. “They have to find space elsewhere because the ice won’t be turned around until 10 a.m., 9 a.m. tomorrow [day after show] morning. There’s always those people, but then there’s other things going on that could make use of this facility. “I’m not saying Sandman Centre doesn’t have its place for live shows. “You will not be able to put Cirque du Soleil in an arts centre. You will not be able to put those big, 5,000-capacity rock concerts in that. “But you will be able to take a lot of shows that are being done, like tonight’s show [Celtic Illusion] or shows that have been done in the past, where we’ve tried to compromise to put them in here, but they’d be better suited in a performing-arts centre.”
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Arts centre backers launch support bid downtown JESSICA WALLACE
Sunny skies paired with sunny outlooks on Wednesday morning as the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society (KCA) and a large group of supporters gathered downtown, near the proposed arts centre location, to mark the official campaign launch one Supporters of the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts rallied downtown on Wednesday. MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW
month from the April 4 referendum. “Vote Yes” signs, buttons and door hangers were distributed, while society president Norm Daley echoed that message, eliciting cheers and applause from a who’s who of Kamloops. “This is the right time, this is the right project,” Daley told the group. “I encourage all of you to get out and vote yes on April 4.” About 125 signs had been placed around the city as of Wednesday and residents can expect
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increased awareness in the coming weeks. With more than 5,000 society members signed up, volunteers will be calling supporters to remind them to get out and vote and ask that they tell at least two other people to do the same. Focus now will be less concerted on signing up members, though it is still possible to do so on the KCA website. Daley told KTW more than 100 volunteers and counting have been recruited. In addition to making phone calls, volunteers will also be doorknocking. “We’re going to go on the North Shore this weekend,” KCA vice-president Brenda Aynsley said. “We want to get a sense of what things are looking like. We want to do, for sure, Aberdeen, Sahali, Lower Sahali, downtown area, Valleyview, Juniper, Westsyde. Places where there was a high voter turnout last time and places where we think we can either influence or switch.” The society also continues to meet with community groups. It will have a presence at the Kamloops Film Festival and Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts. “Last night [Tuesday], we were at the DallasBarnhartvale community association and we’ve got more events coming up,” Daley told KTW. “We have businesses reaching out. We’re going to have advertising in the local media. We’re doing things like that. A big part is going to be direct communication through social media channels, to make sure that again, we’re getting the factual information out to people.” Brewloops, the popular, made-inKamloops beer festival, will soon announce details of a partnership with the arts centre society in holding a rally at the end of the month in the parking lot at Seymour Street
and Fourth Avenue, where the proposed arts centre will rise if voters approve the referendum. It will be held on March 28 — after an advance poll date — and include craft beer, food trucks and entertainment to get people out in support of the project, Aynsley explained. Daley said promotion efforts will be paid for through society funding. “It’s a modest budget that we’re going to pay for and that information, as to exactly what we do spend, will come out in our final reporting,” Daley told KTW. “We have our membership base and our dollars from that [approximately $10,000 from 5,000-plus memberships], so, mostly, we’re just using the dollars we have.” Five years ago, residents voted in a referendum to quash a $90-million performing arts centre project. The society believes this time is different. “I feel that there has been a much more positive response this time,” Daley said. “Obviously, I’m on the yes side, so I am a positive guy. At the end of the day, the community support, the outreach, the organic support that we’ve received from businesses wasn’t really there five years ago. That’s a positive. “People are much more aware of the project now ... It seems that there’s good momentum moving forward. I guess we’ll see on April 4 what that turns into.” Another difference this time around is the lack of an organized group against the project. The PAC Not Yet group emerged in 2015, but the spokesperson this year spoke in favour of this project. Still, opposition to the new proposal does exist and can be found in the community and on social media. “I look back on previous referendums and there’s a lot of actual angst about them, whether it was the Tournament
Capital program or the Sandman Centre referendum, which occurred a number of years ago, and you sit and stop and say, ‘What if they hadn’t passed? What if they hadn’t been built?’ Daley said. “That seems to be critical. There will always be people that are against and have their opinions and that’s fine. But if we hadn’t made those bold decisions, where would we be today?” Arts groups share that optimism. “I think it’s great to see how many community supporters there are,” Kamloops Symphony Orchestra
executive director and KCA board member Daniel Mills told KTW. “Whether it’s businesses, community groups, arts organizations, I feel optimistic about that because there does seem to be a lot of momentum, especially today having that visual campaign out there. All of that together, I feel like it will drive us forward in the next month. I feel optimistic, but of course there’s still a lot of work to be done.” The referendum will ask voters to authorize the City of Kamloops to borrow up to $45 million to help fund Kamloops Centre for the Arts, which is a 120,000-square-foot, three-theatre facility proposed for the corner of Fourth Avenue and Seymour Street. Advance voting days will be held on March 25 and April 1, while general voting day is on April 4. For more information, go online to kamloopscentreforthearts. ca and letstalk.kamloops.ca/KCA.
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Signs promoting the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts have begun dotting the Kamloops landscape as the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society ramps up its campaign to encourage voters to cast a “yes” ballot in the April 4 referendum. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
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The association that represents hotels and motels in the city is the latest group to endorse the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts. The Kamloops Accommodation Association is a non-profit organization that represents more than 50 member hotels and motels in the Tournament Capital. “The KAA board of directors believe that by voting “yes” for this project, we’re voting “yes” to a facility that will be for residents and travellers alike,” a release from the association states. “This centre will enhance the lives of our citi-
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The Simpcw First Nation says the North Thompson Valley forest tenure transfer from Canfor to Interfor approved by the B.C. government last week does not have its consent — but an agreement with the band is likely at the negotiating table. The province last week announced the transfer of two timber harvesting licenses in the Vavenby area to Interfor for a combined allowable annual cut (AAC) of approximately 349,000 cubic metres per year. The $60-million transfer is a result of Canfor closing its mill in Vavenby, near Clearwater, in July of 2019, leaving about 175 people unemployed. Interfor will use product harvested under the licences at its Adams Lake sawmill. Public interest considerations facilitating the deal involve Canfor agreeing to create a $200,000 legacy fund with the District of Clearwater, provide $150,000 over five years to the United Way and $500,000 to the Wells Gray Community Forest. Further requirements include Interfor continuing discussions with local manufacturers on purchasing and supply agreements and for the company to work with displaced woodlands employees on employment opportunities. “Simpcw did not give our free, prior and informed consent to this transaction and cannot comment any further at this time,” band Chief Shelly Loring told KTW via email. Last year, Loring issued a statement that the transfer wouldn’t go forward unless the band has a role in management of the area forests and that it had an interest in acquiring tenure to grow its forests operations. While there was no mention of the band in last week’s announcement, Forests Minister Doug Donaldson said the Simpcw First Nation is still expected to be considered in the transfer as the recently passed Bill 22 ensures considerations are made
for communities, workers and First Nations. Donaldson said he was able to approve of the tenure transfer because Simpcw’s submissions to government — that the First Nation be involved in forest management on its lands — was reflected in the proposal between Canfor and Interfor. “Their interests were taken into account in the decision,” Donaldson told KTW. Details surrounding what that will look like, however, are still to be discussed between the band and Interfor, which is why they weren’t mentioned in Friday’s announcement. “I’m looking forward to those arrangements being finalized — and that’s between Simpcw and Interfor,” Donaldson said. The forests minister said he plans to speak with Loring regarding how the band’s submissions are being considered in granting the tenure transfer and how Simpcw’s talks with Interfor are proceeding. Ric Slaco, Interfor’s vice-president and chief forester, told KTW via email that he had been in contact with Simpcw last week, requesting to meet. He said he is expecting to hear back from the band soon. Clearwater Mayor Merlin Blackwell said what was announced last week contained some of the aspects of the transfer, noting the deal will likely be finalized over the next couple of weeks. “Part of that will probably be an announcement on what Simpcw gets and anybody else that’s involved,” he said, noting his understanding from speaking to others involved is a portion of the forest tenure transfer will be passed along to Simpcw and Wells Gray Community Forest. “But at this time, all that still has to be dealt with because there’s so many variables,” Blackwell said. He said the $200,000 legacy fund the District of Clearwater is receiving essentially amounts to four years’ worth of tax dollars it would have received from the Vavenby mill, had Canfor not closed it.
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Pilot in crash in Merritt now recovering at home Emergency crews remove the crashed plane from next to a runway at Merritt Airport on Feb. 10. The pilot, a man in his 60s and a newcomer to the city, was trapped in his aircraft for a extended period of time. The Transportation Safety Board confirmed the aircraft crashed when it left the runway and said its investigation is closed. MERRITT HERALD PHOTO
The pilot of a plane who was pulled from a crash at Merritt Airport on Feb. 10 is now at home and continuing his recovery. Rae Robinson, an acquaintance of the pilot and a newly appointed member of the City of Merritt’s Airport Advisory Committee, said the pilot, a recent arrival in Merritt, has been released from hospital and is now at home. “I had a visit with him and his wife at their home a few days ago and, you know, he was pretty seriously injured, and it’s going to take some time for him to recover, but he’s home and he is recovering,” Robinson said. “And he was already talking about the possibility of getting another aircraft. He didn’t get frightened off.” The aircraft left the runway on the morning of Feb. 10, landing nose-first in the scrub next to the tarmac. The pilot was dis-
covered hours later by Merritt Mounties after a missing persons report was called in to police. The pilot was extracted from the aircraft by emergency personnel before being taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Robinson, an aviator
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OTTAWA — The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project has cleared another legal hurdle. The Supreme Court of Canada has decided not to hear five challenges from environment and Indigenous groups from British Columbia. Some wanted the top court to consider whether the Liberal cabinet violated the Species at Risk Act when it decided to approve the pipeline expansion a second time in June 2019, arguing the project would harm highly endangered southern resident killer whales. The Federal Court of Appeal had overturned cabinet’s first approval of the pipeline in 2018, citing insufficient consultation with Indigenous Peoples and a failure to take the impacts on marine animals into account. After another round of Indigenous consultations and a second look at
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CRIMES OF THE WEEK SHOTS Uncover the camouflage of this thief’s identify On Friday, Feb. 21, a man stole items from a store in Aberdeen Mall. He is white and in his 20s. At the time of the theft, he was wearing a black ball cap and a camouflage hooded jacket. If you know his name, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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In the early-morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 5, two men broke into a business in Valleyview and stole electronics. There is a surveillance photo of only one of the suspects. The first suspect is white and has a balding head with what appears to be a buzz cut. He was wearing a brown hoodie, black pants and white shoes. The second suspect was wearing a black sweater, dark-coloured pants and dark shoes. Both suspects were wearing gloves and masks. If you have information on this crime and those behind it, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
www.kamloopsCrimeStoppers.ca If you know where any of these people are, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tip line pays up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitives. Remember, Crime Stoppers just wants your information, not your name. Crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does.
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HARTLING, Sharon DOB: 1969-12-21 Height: 173 cm / 5’08” Weight: 54 kg / 119 lbs Race: Caucasian Hair: Red | Eyes: Hazel
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DOB: 1974-10-18 Height: 173 cm / 5’08” Weight: 66 kg / 146 lbs Race: Caucasian Hair: Brown | Eyes: Blue Wanted for: Fail to Comply with Release Order. Fail to Comply with Undertaking.
James has Parkinson’s, won’t seek re-election VICTORIA — B.C. Finance Minister Carole James says she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and will not seek re-election next year. James said today she plans to remain in her posts as finance minister and deputy premier for “as long as I can do the job 100 per cent.” James told a news conference she has a hand tremor and is not on medication yet. She received the diagnosis when she was preparing the recently released budget and told her NDP caucus colleagues about the disease earlier this afternoon. James was first elected in the riding of Victoria-Beacon Hill in 2005 and went on to become the party’s leader from May 2005 to December 2010. She was appointed finance minister after the NDP formed government more than two years ago. Before entering politics, she was
CAROLE JAMES president of the B.C. School Trustees Association as she served on the Greater Victoria School Board. Her legislature biography says she also worked as the director of Child and Family Services for Carrier Sekani Family Services in Prince George. James is married to Albert Gerow, a First Nations artist and elected chief of the Burns Lake First Nation.
Hundreds of Canadians on ship held for virus testing off California coast Princess cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19, which is the respiratory disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus that first appeared in China last year. The federal department said it is in contact with the cruise line and local authorities and is monitoring developments closely. Any Canadians who need emergency assistance are being asked to call the Canadian consulate general in San Francisco.
DOB: 1973-06-30 Height: 185 cm / 6’101” Weight: 91 kg / 201 lbs Race: Caucasian Hair: Brown | Eyes: Blue Wanted for: Drive While Prohibited x 2. Drive while Prohibited. Fail to attend Court.
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A stark glimpse of the future of global migrants
urkey has opened the floodgates and soon Europe will be drowning in immigrants. “Hundreds of thousands have crossed and soon it will reach millions,” Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed on television. And it must be true because you can see it live on your medium of choice. Look at this clip of Greek frontier guards firing tear gas canisters into angry, stone-throwing crowds of refugees who are right up against the border fence. Look at this shot of other Greek paramilitary troops shooting into the water right beside a rubber raft filled with refugees. Millions and millions of refugees. The migrant Armageddon is at hand. It’s ugly, but it’s not really what it seems. Erdogan said he has opened Turkey’s border with the West because the country has already taken in 3.6-million refugees, mostly from Syria. There’s just no room for the several million more now trying to get out of Idlib, the last Syrian province held by jihadi rebels — so he’s sending them west. That is not true. There are no more Syrian refugees coming into Turkey from Idlib because Turkey has closed the border against them. Indeed, most of the people now trying to storm the borders of Greece and Bulgaria — 13,000 at last count, not “hundreds of thousands” — are not Syrians at all. They are Afghans,
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WATCH Eritreans, Iraqis, West Africans, some genuine refugees and others “economic migrants” who are already living safely in Turkey, but would rather be in some country in the European Union. They didn’t walk 800 kilometres from Idlib, either. The Turkish government is bussing them to Greece’s land and sea frontiers from wherever they have been living in Turkey, telling them (falsely) the Europeans will let them in. Erdogan just wants to put pressure on the EU. Pressure to do what? Good question. He may not know himself, but he’s desperate because his bluff in Syria has been called and he’s facing a potential military confrontation with Russia. It’s not clear how putting the Europeans into play will change that, but he’s definitely at the ‘Do something! Anything!’ stage of desperation. Erdogan’s problem is that for the past three months, the Syrian army, with strong Russian air support, has been taking Idlib province back from Turkey’s Syrian jihadi allies, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
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(formerly an al-Qaeda franchise), in a slow, grinding offensive. Turkey has troops in Idlib and has gradually been committing them to combat to help the jihadis, but still the Syrian-Russian advance continues. Erdogan has threatened to go to full-scale war and the Syrian regime and the Russians haven’t even blinked. More than 50 Turkish soldiers have already been killed, so what does he do now? I don’t know and I suspect he doesn’t know, either. The whole refugee thing may just be a displacement activity, not part of a cunning plan. We’ll probably know more in a week’s time — but in the meantime, look at those clips again because that’s what the future, or at least a big part of it, will look like. This is the first time that we have documented evidence of European border guards shooting at, or at least very near, illegal migrants. Yes, there are special circumstances — the migrants are being sent as part of a political ploy — but it will not be the last time. The Syrian civil war is stumbling to an end, but migrants from all the other countries south and east from Europe will keep coming and their numbers will swell. All of the Middle East and West Africa is going to be hit early and very hard by global heating, which will cause a steady fall in food production. The rule of thumb is that we lose 10 per cent of food production for every rise in average temperature of 1 C.
To make matters worse, these regions also have the highest population growth rates in the world, with doubling times for most countries 25 years or less. Today, it’s poverty and war that drives the migrants; in the future, it will be actual hunger (and war, of course). They will head for Europe in ever-increasing numbers because there’s no other safe haven in reach, but it will not remain a safe haven. There will never be another year like 2016, when the European Union, led by Germany, let more than a million refugees in out of sheer pity for their plight. In fact, the political backlash to that act of generosity has already driven politics sharply to the right all over the continent. Europe’s external borders are already closing, but in years to come, the dirty little secret that everybody refuses to acknowledge will finally become public knowledge. It’s quite easy to shut borders, really. You just have to be willing to kill people who try to cross them without permission. Read more columns by Gwynne Dyer online at kamloopsthisweek. com. Dyer will speak in Kamloops on Thursday, March 12, as part of Thompson Rivers University’s International Days. He will be speaking in the Grand Hall in the Campus Activity Centre at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but those attending are asked to register online at eventbrite.
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Welcome to Kamloops — here is the info A course for new arrivals to Kamloops will begin this weekend. The fourth annual Welcome to Kamloops course is an annual learning course for immigrants, refugees, new Canadians, international students and any other recent arrivals who want to know more about the city and how to engage in community.
The course is scheduled to run on successive Sundays — March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29 and April 5 — from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hills of Peace Lutheran Church, 695 Robson Dr. in Upper Sahali. In addition, the first edition of the Welcome to Kamloops e-book will be launched on April 5 at 4 p.m. at Hills of Peace.
Spring break bike camp for girls in city The Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops is offering a Riding Into Adventure Girls Bike Camp during spring break — March 16 through March 20. “The girls bike camp was such a success last summer that we wanted to offer it again for spring break,” Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops executive director Traci Anderson said, noting the bike camp was filled and had kids on the wait list within a week last August, so she knew there was interest in offering it again. “The feedback was overwhelmingly positive as the girls did so much more than biking. They attended rock-climbing and Pound fitness classes, among self-esteem building classes. We know there is a need and an interest in this camp,” Anderson said. For more information on the bike camp and other spring break activities, go online to bgckamloops.com/news-events.
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The local United Way is collecting donations of money and products as part of its Period Promise, a a campaign designed to help eliminate menstrual inequality. From March 2 to March 12, participating businesses throughout Kamloops, including KTW, will be collecting feminine hygiene products donated by the public. Those products will then be distributed to non-profit organizations in the region that serve women with this need. Financial contributions are also being accepted. According to the United Way, nearly one in four Canadian women have struggled to provide period products for themselves or their children, leading to girls missing school or a mother forced to choose between groceries and tampons. For more information, go online to unitedwaytnc.ca/get-involved/pp/.
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Seedy Saturday set for March 14 The annual Kamloops Seedy Saturday event will take place on Saturday, March 14, at the OLPH Parish Centre, 635 Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops. The event will feature a local seed swap, seed and plant vendors, agricultural vendors, natural food and product artisans and ecologically minded community groups. The focus is on sustainability and anything to do with gardening. The family-friendly event will have healthy snacks and beverages available. There will also be free workshops to help guide visitors with gardening questions early in the spring. To date, organizers have confirmed a local biologist who goes truffle hunting with her dog and a local shop that will provide information on healthy organic growing of cannabis. In addition, master gardeners will be presenting two other workshops. For more details, go online to Facebook and search “Kamloops Seedy Saturday.”
Car wash to help RIH Foundation Deadly Awesome Detailing is hosting a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, March 21. For a minimum donation of $10, vehicles will be scrubbed clean in the parking lot of Signature Signs and Printing, which is located at 431 West Victoria St. — right under Overlanders Bridge. All proceeds from the event will go to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. For more information, go online to Facebook and search “Deadly Awesome Detailing.”
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GENDER-EQUALITY PIONEERS This year, the federal government is highlighting Canadian gender equality change-makers who are making the world a better place by challenging cultural and societal norms, amplifying the voices of women and girls and breaking barriers in their respective fields. Follow social media networks and the conversation online using the hashtag #BecauseOfYou. CHRISTINE SINCLAIR Decorated Canadian athlete in women’s soccer and record holder of all-time international goals scored. Sinclair first came to national prominence during the 2002 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Edmonton, where she won the Golden Boot as the tournament’s leading scorer and the Golden Ball as tournament MVP. In 2011, she led Canada to gold at the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara. Sinclair has competed at three Olympic Games, winning back-to-back bronzes at London 2012 and Rio 2016. At London 2012, she was the tournament’s leading scorer. For her efforts, she was named Canada’s closing ceremony flag-bearer and became the first soccer player to win the Lou Marsh Award as Canadian Athlete of the Year. Sinclair was named Canada Soccer’s Women’s Player of the Year 11 straight times, from 2004 to 2014, and again in 2016 and 2018. She is a multiple time nominee for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year. As of June 20, 2019, she has accumulated 182 career international goals, ranking her second all-time but first among active players. She was appointed as an Officer to the Order of Canada in 2018. CHRIS WHITECROSS Highest-ranking female as lieutenant general in the Canadian Forces and first woman Commandant of the NATO Defence College in Rome, Italy. Lieut.-Gen. Chris Whitecross enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1982, joining the Canadian military engineers. Successive postings have taken her from Germany to almost every province in Canada. A commander of the Order of Military Merit (CMM), she was awarded the United States Defense Meritorious Service Medal for her service at the International Security Assistance Force headquarters (ISAF HQ), and the Canadian Meritorious Service Medal for her service as the International Military Sports Council (CISM) Secretary General. Whitecross was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women of 2011, and then again in 2016. Whitecross was promoted to her current rank on May 26, 2015.
In February of that year, she was appointed commander of the Canadian Forces Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct. In June 2015, she was appointed commander, Military Personnel Command. Whitecross assumed her current duties, as commandant of the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, in November 2016. KATHRYN FOSS Retired military officer and advocate for diversity and the LGBTQ2 community. Retired major Kathryn Foss was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces from 1987 to 2019, having retired last December. She was employed with Director General Military Careers, responding to ministerial inquiries. Foss is a transgender woman who began her transition in fall of 2016. A kind and compassionate soul, her life journey over the past few years has given her frontline experience in the areas of diversity, inclusion and gender identity, and she speaks in these areas. She took part in the federal government’s Positive Space Initiative train the trainer course in October 2016 and she has used her training to provide advice and assistance to the production of diversity and transgender policy within the Canadian Armed Forces, notably as the founder of the Defence Team Pride Network. ANN DIVINE Nova Scotia businesswoman and advocate for black and immigrant women in business. Born in 1957 in Guyana, Divine grew up in England, earned a bachelor of arts in sociology, a post-graduate diploma in social work and a master’s in human resource management. She worked as a social worker and probation officer before moving to Canada in 2004. Divine served with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission from 2007 to 2014. A tireless and outspoken advocate for women, Divine is constantly innovating and adapting her services to meet the needs of her clients. She received unprecedented support for her work when Atlantic Business Magazine put her on the January 2017 cover of its first-ever issue devoted to women. Divine has received many prestigious awards and honours, including being one of My Halifax Experience’s Top Five Immigrant Women Influencers in 2018.
What is International Women’s Day?
nternational Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 and serves as an opportunity to reflect on the progress made toward achieving gender equality and to celebrate the acts of courage and determination by individuals who have played an extraordinary role in advancing gender equality in their communities. The beginnings of International Women’s Day trace back to the early 20th century, emerging from
the activities of labour movements in North America and Europe and reflecting a growing call for women to participate equally in society. The first International Women’s Day was observed on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. That day, more than one-million women and men showed their support by participating in public events. In the years that followed, other countries
began to observe and celebrate the day. The United Nations recognized 1975 as International Women’s Year and began celebrating it on March 8, later adopting a resolution designating March 8 as International Women’s Day. Today, International Women’s Day, a day of unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action, is celebrated in countries around the world. — Government of Canada
Theme: #BecauseOfYou Empowering women and girls to equally participate in economic, social and political life benefits people of all genders. It increases economic prosperity, promotes peace and security, upholds fairness and justice and, ultimately, creates happier and healthier communities. On International Women’s Day in 2002, organizers are shining
a light on grassroots efforts to advance gender equality in communities across the country and honouring Canadians who are finding powerful ways, both big and small, to drive positive change right at the source. This year’s theme is #BecauseOfYou, which pays tribute to the diverse and inspirational gender equality change-makers.
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Kamloops woman taking on all roles in local film scene — and making some Cjay Boisclair on how she’s moved up SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
local actor and film crew worker is continuing to work her way up in the industry — recently taking on dual roles in a film that will soon show at the Kamloops Film Festival on Saturday, March 14. Beyond the Woods is a psychological thriller shot primarily in Westwold, about 40 kilometres east of Kamloops. The film features a host of local talent, including actors, crew and extras. Among that talent is Cjay Boisclair, who was hired as second assistant director for the flick before also taking on an acting role — police officer number 2. It’s not her first production. Boisclair has been working her way up in the local film scene for the past three years. “It all started in 2017 when Power Rangers came to town. I started as a background actor and luckily I had a friend on set. He showed me all the ins and outs and all the stuff that takes awhile to figure out on your own. I loved it and wanted to become an actor,” she said. She has local company in the film, too — some especially local to her.
Other local actors in Beyond the Woods include Shelyse Cameron, who plays a hiker in the film, and Boisclair’s son, Kayden, who plays police officer number 1 and worked as key production assistant on the film. And son Kayden is not the only other film industry talent in the Boisclair family. Husband Duane has credits as a second assistant director, producer and other roles. Son Liam, 13, is just beginning his film career while son Quinton has a plethora of TV roles, including as the bad guy, Devil with the Yellow Eyes, throughout the first season of Marvel’s Legion. Boisclair’s path to local film scene success came partly through the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission and partly through the filming of Lifetime movie I Am Elizabeth Smart, in which Boisclair was a background actor before also becoming a production assistant. “I met [film commissioner] Vicci Weller and told her I was excited about the industry. She put me on the crew list and I started picking up jobs while I was acting — I’d volunteer as a production assistant or something similar. I worked my way up from PA to locations, to
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The police crew from Beyond the Woods, including Alex Zahara (left), Kayden Boisclair, Cjay Boisclair and Broadus Mattison. The film was shot east of Kamloops in Westwold and will soon screen at the Paramount Theatre as part of the Kamloops Film Festival.
screenwriting, to directing and being an assistant director,” Boisclair said. Boisclair has set no limits on her aspirations and has already sought out paths to success. Her first short film, Stood Up, will screen as part of the Kamloops Independent Short Short Film Festival, which will take place on
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Sunday, March 8, beginning at noon. The film was an entry to the Women In the Director’s Chair Short Works award: Kamloops edition. Boisclair saw the opportunity, but she had no script. With the recent death of her grandmother, who helped raise her, Boisclair set out to write a
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three-minute script that “just made me happy” and could serve as a send-off for someone she loved. “So I wrote Stood Up. It’s a type of modern love story, where love always wins out,” she said. See SHORT FILM, A29
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KAMLOOPS FILM FESTIVAL Until March 14, Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St.
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The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra will showcase their assistant concertmaster and principal horn player in a program filled with heroic melodies and a newly commissioned work. Guest artists include Elyse Jacobson on violin and Breanne Jamieson on French horn. Tickets are $45, available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca.
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FIDDLE CONCERT March 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Dr.
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The Kamloops Community Band will present Play Like the Dickens, its annual fundraiser concert for the Richard Dickens Music Scholarship. Dickens was a longtime Kamloops school music teacher, now memorialized annually by the band he founded and a scholarship in his name. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at kamloopsband.eventbrite.ca.
FROM MARCH 6 CAFÉ DAUGHTER March 12 to March 20, various showtimes, Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.
Set in 1950s small-town Saskatchewan, the play follows a nine-year-old half-Chinese, half-cree child who struggles to find her place in an unwelcoming and quaint prairie town before discovering an ally. The production was inspired by the real-life story Canadian senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca.
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CHAMBER MUSIC March 13, 7:30 p.m., Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St.
Chamber Musicians of Kamloops will perform their next concert, Guitar+3, on March 13. Featured performers include Alan Rinehart on guitar, Sandra Wilmot on violin, Ashley Kroecher on viola and Martin Krátky on cello. The concert will present a blend of southern classical guitar and central European masters. Tickets are $25, available online at cmk.eventbrite.ca or at the door.
DEVON COYOTE March 14, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.
Roots, rock and blues artist Devon Coyote will perform at CJs, joined by local talent Shawna Palmer of Tennessee Walker. Tickets are $10, available online at kamtix.ca.
MINI POP KIDS March 14, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave.
The Mini Pop Kids is a group of nine 11-to-14-year-old performers who perform pop hits. Artists covered by the kids include Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift. Tickets range from $34 to $88 and are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca.
ST. ANDREWS CONCERT March 20, 8 p.m., St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St.
The Stephanie Pedraza Trio will present an evening of Latin groove. Pedraza is a singer-songwriter based in Vancouver who leans on her Colombian-Uruguayan roots and flamenco stylings. Tickets are $25, available at the Kamloops Live box office, 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca.
BLUES/ROCK/REGGAE March 21, Tumbleweed Lounge at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.
Toronto-based band Wild T and the Spirit will visit the River City. The bill also includes Scott Yvonne and Kamloops act Jackson Marshall at the Jims. A single-admission ticket is $28, while double admission is $44. A dinner package is also available.
HOLI FESTIVAL March 21, noon to 3 p.m., Riverside Park off Lorne St.
The Holi festival of colours will return to Riverside Park. Holi is an ancient Veldic festival that marks the arrival of spring. The festival will feature the traditional coloured powders thrown about and an assortment of music and food. The first 100 participants will receive a free colour packet.
BLUE STONES March 23, 7 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.
Windsor-based blues rock duo The Blue Stones will play the Grotto. The band was recently nominated for a Juno Award for breakthrough group of the year. Tickets are $20, available online at kamtix.ca.
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documentary portraiture of the city is set to make its premiere at the Kamloops Film Festival on Friday. Rather than voiceover, interviews and reportage, Six Days in December draws upon the Kamloops cityscape to tell the story. The film is the work of Demian Leclair, who has lived in Kamloops for the past three years, but who also spent three years in the city as a teenager and says it felt like he grew up here. The documentary features sequences divided by day, with scenes from about two neighbourhoods each day, including Sahali, the North Shore, Valleyview and others. “You know when you’re sitting
on the bus or something and you hear two people talking and it’s super interesting? Like you’re just eavesdropping? It’s like that,” he said. “You’re seeing the mundane, but perceiving it differently through a lens.” Leclair, 47, told KTW he recently adopted a new mantra he’s applying to his filmmaking career: just get it done quickly. “I used to have all kinds of projects and they’d drag on for months and never get done. So with Six Days in December, I just wanted to shoot something that is feature length,” he said. The non-narrative documentary, similar to films like 1992’s Baraka, was not originally intended to be completely without words. “I was interviewing people I’d just met on the street. I wanted to
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get a pure portrait of the city and when I asked questions… I don’t know. I think I got a more accurate portrait without the words,” he said. Leclair said while editing the interviews, they didn’t quite ring true, and so he dropped them and decided to embrace a voiceless version of his film. The 55-minute film won’t be Leclair’s only showing at the Kamloops Film Festival. He’s also submitting Nevermore, a short film based Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Raven, to the Kamloops Independent Short Short film festival. Six Days in December will screen at the Kamloops Film Festival at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6. It’s part of a double feature alongside documentary Call Me Crazy: The Legend of Mike Wiegele, which will screen first at 6 p.m.
FOLLOWING JOHN LUKE KIEPER
A decade ago, KTW made history as the only Canadian community newspaper to devote a weekly column to the reality television show Big Brother. With Kamloops resident John Luke Kieper now taking part in the eighth season of Big Brother Canada, this newspaper will revisit that storied history and offer weekly recaps in Friday’s Arts section, at least until the local boy is evicted. TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER
Actor Aubrey Fix in Cjay Boisclair’s short film Stood Up, which will screen at the Kamloops Film Festival on Sunday at noon as part of the Kamloops Independent Short Short Film Festival at the Paramount Theatre.
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Stood Up was filmed at the old PDK Cafe after it had closed and features local cast and crew. It made its debut at the St. John’s Women’s International Film Festival and has been wellreviewed, with 28 awards and nominations from its festival run.
Boisclair has set her sights high for her next film, The Bench. Those savvy of the local film scene might remember the title. It was originally a short film shot in Kamloops in 2018, but sound problems kept it from release and the work was abandoned. But Boisclair has now adapt-
ed the script to a feature-length production and is working with her industry connections to secure funding, with plans to begin shooting in November and release in 2021. Tickets for the Kamloops Film Festival are available online at kamloopsfilmfest.ca/ tickets.
Despite his apparent best efforts to put a target on his own back on Night One, the first Kamloops resident ever to compete in Big Brother Canada will live to fight another week. That’s because John Luke Kieper, a KamloopsBCNow reporter who talks like a surfer, was not one of the bottom four houseguests in a preseason online poll of viewers asked to pick their favourites. (One of the bottom four was evicted on Thursday night’s episode, after KTW’s press deadline.) Conventional Big Brother wisdom says lay low early on, and John Luke implied he would do as much in his interview played
at the start of Wednesday’s premiere episode. He said he would use his reporter’s intuition to gain a sense of what’s going on in the house, keeping him one step ahead of houseguests. Then he walked onto the Toronto soundstage and into the BBCan8 house wearing a flamingo-print suit that would make Don Cherry jealous. According to the edit of Wednesday’s show, though, John Luke’s suit was the loudest thing about him on opening night, apart from an awkward suggestion the 16 houseguests “take it to the hot tub.” Here’s hoping John Luke’s game becomes more subtle from here on.
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Inuk actor Tiffany Ayalik is the sole performer in Café Daughter, the latest production from Western Canada Theatre, which will begin showing next week at the Pavilion Theatre.
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The latest presentation from Western Canada Theatre is the one-person play Café Daughter, which is set to hit the Pavilion Theatre stage next week. The play, created by Kenneth T. Williams, is inspired by the real early-life experiences of Chinese-Canadian senator and neuroscientist Lillian Eva Quan Dyck.
It’s based in small-town Saskatchewan in the 1950s, focusing on the nine-year-old half-Chinese and half-Cree Yvette Wong, who is struggling to find her place in the tiny community. It is not until she encounters an unexpected ally that she is set on a path to greatness. The play’s only cast member is Tiffany Ayalik, a Yellowknifeborn performer of Inuit ancestry.
In theatre, Ayalik’s past productions include The Rez Sisters, Night, The Legend of Sedna and The Hobbit. She is also half of the duo Quantum Tangle, which won a Juno Award for Best Indigenous Album of the Year in 2017. The play runs from March 12 to March 21 at the Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca.
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Projects that will promote development and awareness of the arts in Kamloops might be eligible for a community art grant from city hall. The grants fund various arts ventures in the city, including theatre, music, visual art projects, performances and beyond.
Non-profit organizations can apply online at kamloops.ca/ grants prior to 4 p.m. on April 3. In 2019, $30,000 was given to 12 different groups in the city, including the Kamloops Arts Council, Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, Kamloops Festival for the Performing Arts, Kamloops International
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TORONTO — The Kids in the Hall are returning to the small screen. Amazon Prime Video says it’s reviving the groundbreaking Canadian sketch TV show with all of the original cast members for an eight-episode original series. The Emmy Award-nominated program, which first premiered in 1989, stars Canadian comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson. Amazon says the cast members will reprise their fan-favourite
characters and assume some new ones. Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, who produced the original Toronto-shot series, is executive producing the new one through his company Broadway Video. “Even after 30 years, The Kids in the Hall has retained its brilliance and originality,” Michaels said in a statement. Canadian production company Project 10 is producing the show, which Amazon Prime Video says is its first Canadian original series. It will be available in Canada and around the world in more
than 200 countries and territories. The new iteration of Kids is billed as “a continuation of the original show.” The Kids in the Hall formed as a stage troupe in 1984 and pushed the boundaries of comedy on CBC and HBO, doing sketches in drag and tackling topics such as religion, modern sexuality and suburban life. Beloved characters include McKinney’s vengeful Head Crusher, who pretends to crush the heads of men in business suits using his index finger and thumb. Then there’s McKinney’s Chicken Lady — a randy human-
fowl hybrid — and Thompson’s impersonation of the Queen. There have been disagreements between group members over the years, and Foley once famously quit the troupe, resulting in tension between him and the rest of the members while shooting their film Brain Candy. But in a 2018 interview with Canadian Press, several cast members said they were hoping to reunite for another project. They said they were excited about the idea of creating new material at a time of heightened social awareness and political upheaval.
“I didn’t understand how much the world was changing when we were young, and now the world has never changed more, so I think that would be interesting to comment on,” said McCulloch. “To me it’s a very similar time to when we were in our heyday — a very turbulent time, lots of social change, lots of political change, political correctness with a stranglehold on popular culture,” said Thompson. “I think what people are waiting for is five white guys in their 50s to tell people what’s what. Right, people?” he added jokingly.
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TORONTO — Canada’s performers’ union has named Oscarnominated filmmaker and actress Sarah Polley its National Woman of the Year. ACTRA hands out the annual honour to a union member “who uses her passion to support ACTRA members and women within the broader audiovisual industry.” ACTRA president David Sparrow says in a statement that Polley has inspired others and “made a real difference in the way performers and artists are treated and respected in this country.”
He cites “her continued support and activism for everyone in our entertainment industry.” Polley got a 2008 Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay for the drama Away from Her, which was an adaptation of an Alice Munro story. The film’s star, Julie Christie, also got an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe for her role of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. Polley’s other directorial efforts include the documentary Stories We Tell, and the comedy-drama Take This Waltz. She also adapted the miniseries Alias Grace from Margaret Atwood’s novel. The Toronto performer has also
acted in countless titles starting from childhood, including the beloved Canadian series Road to Avonlea. The ACTRA National Woman of the Year is bestowed annually in celebration of International Women’s Day. “I’ve been a proud ACTRA member since I was a child,” Polley, who got the ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence in 2008, said in a statement. “It’s been inspiring to watch ACTRA evolve and grow since that time to become a strong, progressive union. I am thrilled to receive this honour from fellow ACTRA members.”
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Bell Media says it is has formed a Canadian partnership with the star-studded, mobile streaming platform Quibi that will roll out next month. The telecommunications company says Quibi launches in Canada on April 6 with subscriptions priced at $6.99 per month or $9.99 per month for an ad-free version. Bell Media says CTV News and TSN will produce two daily shows for the platform, which will also carry programming from Steven
Spielberg, Idris Elba and Chrissy Teigen. The Los Angeles-based Quibi bills itself as a mobile-first media platform that will deal in short-form video entertainment from marquee names that’s meant to be watched only on smartphones. Quibi, which is short for quick bites, will feature episodes of shows that clock in at 10 minutes or less. Quibi has raised more than $1 billion in funding from Sony Pictures Entertainment, WarnerMedia, Disney, Viacom and NBC Universal.
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Billowy palms canopy a 32-kilometre expanse of grey asphalt, which rings this island gem. Palms cast shade over the interior hills and add cover from the sun for sunbathers. There are three Raro properties that are sure to entice: the Edgewater Resort and Spa, Muri Beach Club Hotel and The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium. The Edgewater is the largest resort on the island. It boasts all of the intimacies required for romance: a scalloped shoreline overlooking a limpid blue lagoon, lots of lush tropical flora, a pampering spa for rejuvenating and lots of swaying palm tress. Beneath them, on sun-baked sand, you can state your vows and pledge your love. You’ll retire to your honeymoon home, where more romance
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omewhere up there in wrestling heaven, Curt Hennig climbed a turnbuckle made of cloud, spit out his gum and slapped it out of the sky, just to remind Vic Rauter there is only one true Mr. Perfect. The legendary TSN broadcaster evoked Hennig’s in-ring name to describe to perfection Saskatchewan skip and Kamloops resident Matt Dunstone, who on Tuesday curled at 100 per cent in victories over two of the world’s best teams. The Regina-based rink improved to 5-1 and secured a spot in the Championship Pool by earning a 6-4 win over John Epping-skipped Ontario and edging Kevin Koe-skipped Canada 5-4. Against Epping, Dunstone became the 10th last-rock thrower in Brier history to record a perfect game and the first Team Saskatchewan skip to accomplish the feat. He is the first skip to throw two perfect games in the same day at the Brier. Dunstone was asked what it feels like to be dialled in. “It’s funny,” the 24-year-old said. “You just feel like you’re in cruise control, like you don’t even really have to think about the weight or what the broom is on that specific shot. It just kind of happens and you don’t have to think about it much.” The feeling remains in pressure moments. “Especially on that last shot against Koe to win last night, I would say I felt no different at all,” Dunstone said of his draw for one in the 10th end on Tuesday night. “I just had confidence that I knew exactly how I wanted to throw it and was almost certain I was going to make it.” The skip and his teammates — third Braeden Moskowy, second Catlin Schneider and lead Dustin Kidby — won a couple of games early on they likely deserved to
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MICHAEL BURNS PHOTO/CURLING CANADA Matt Dunstone on what it feels like to be locked in: “You just feel like you’re in cruise control, like you don’t even really have to think about the weight or what the broom is on that specific shot. It just kind of happens and you don’t have to think about it much.”
lose, including against Kamloops product Jim Cotter and his Team B.C. squad on Monday night. Cotter faltered in the 10th end and Dunstone, who curled at 78 per cent in the match, made a
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“The emotional high from something like that happening is a feeling like none other, especially on a big shot to win a game that you probably shouldn’t have won,” said Dunstone, whose girlfriend,
Erin Pincott, plays third for the B.C. champion Corryn Brown rink. “That’s definitely the most wild finish of a curling game I’ve ever been a part of.” Dunstone and Cotter went in different directions following the contest. B.C.’s tailspin continued, the Steve Laycock-skipped rink eliminated after posting a 2-5 mark in Pool A play. Team Saskatchewan brought a 6-1 record into Championship Pool action, which began on Thursday. Brendan Bottcher and Alberta dispatched Team Dunstone 9-5 to maintain a perfect 8-0 run at the national championship tourney, Saskatchewan was in action against Brad Jacobs and Northern Ontario on Thursday after KTW’s press deadline. Dunstone will finish Championship Pool action on Friday, with games against Jason Gunnlaugson-skipped Manitoba and Brad Gushue-skipped Newfoundland and Labrador, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. starts, respectively. Championship Pool standings as of Thursday afternoon: Alberta (8-0), Newfoundland and Labrador (7-1), Wild Card (6-2), Saskatchewan (6-2), Ontario (5-3), Manitoba (5-3), Northern Ontario (5-3) and Canada (5-3). The top four teams will advance to the playoffs.
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020
WolfPack on knife edge of program history MARTY HASTINGS
Coffee in Calgary feels like home for the TRU WolfPack. “The baristas in Starbucks know us,” said Avery Pottle, a fourth-year middle for the Pack, who have become part-time Alberta residents in recent months. Only a grande spike of the hometown Mount Royal Cougars on Friday will snap a drought that has left the Pack parched since U Sports inception in 2005-2006. They have never been to nationals, but can get there with victory over the Cougars in the winnertake-all Canada West women’s volleyball
ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE Avery Pottle and the TRU WolfPack will try to tame the Mount Royal Cougars on Friday in Calgary in a Canada West bronze-medal match.
bronze-medal match. “We as a group have been the most successful we’ve ever been, but it just takes one team to kind of push
the envelope a little bit more and make that so much easier for teams to come,” Pottle said. TRU was nationally ranked this season for
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the Canada West final — went begging last week in Langley, where the Trinity Western Spartans, the country’s No. 1-ranked team, bested TRU 2-1 in a best-of-three conference semifinal series. Since Jan. 17, the Pack have played twice against Mount Royal in Calgary — a weekend split on Kenyon Court — and four times against MacEwan in Edmonton, including a sweep of the Griffins in a quarter-final series.
The match on Friday will make seven in Alberta since the new year and a victory would send the Pack to nationals, which get underway next week in, yes, Calgary. “We should honestly just stay there,” Pottle said with a laugh. “I think we’d make it back for one day of school anyway.” Head coach Chad Grimm said the schedule has been taxing on his charges — who were in Winnipeg for
matches on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 — physically, emotionally and academically. “During league play, there is a rule that says you can’t go more than two weeks in a row on the road,” said Grimm, who proctored a physics exam for Pottle on the road last Friday. “You can get to playoffs and potentially do five out of six on the road. “I’ve never been a fan of the playoff format.” The rallying cry at a team meeting on Wednesday — why get this far and stop now? “We’re studentathletes, so you’re missing a lot of school and making sacrifices, but, at this point, and we have put in the work on the road, week after week, it’s kind of like, why would we not go for one more shot?” Pottle said. “If we’re able to finally kind of cross the line of being a team that’s able to make it to nationals and be successful at nationals, it would kind of create a legacy for our program.”
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Kolle talks Storm past,Kolle future talks Storm past, future MARTY HASTINGS
Kamloops Storm governor and general manager Matt Kolle spoke to KTW on Wednesday, a day after the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club was bounced from the playoffs. The Revelstoke Grizzlies ended the Storm’s campaign in Round 1 of the post-season for the third straight year, breaking out the brooms to sweep Kamloops 4-0 for the second consecutive season. Kolle, who in the summer of 2018 took over GM duties from Barry Dewar, addressed several topics during the conversation, including his review of 20192020, the coaching staff, the club’s future at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre and his key to success.
Kamloops Storm governor JUNE 20/21, 2020 and general manager Matt Kolle spoke to KTW on Wednesday, a day after the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club was bounced from KAMLOOPS, BC the playoffs. The Revelstoke Grizzlies ended the Storm’s campaign in Round 1 of the post-season for the third straight year, breaking out the brooms to sweep Kamloops 4-0 for the second Register your Mopar vehicle for MoparWest by April 15, 2020 and consecutive season. be entered to win a Mopar Gift Package valued at over $300! Kolle, who in the summer of 2018 took over GM duties from MOPARWEST.COM Barry Dewar, addressed several topics during the conversation, including his review of 20192020, the coaching staff, the club’s future at McArthur Island UP TO Sport and Event Centre and his key to success.
LOOKING BACK Kolle is pleased with progress on the ice, despite the Groundhog Day playoff scenario. “We laid a foundation,” Kolle said. “There was a lot to get into place this year, a new identity, right from our web page to our uniforms. “Next year, we take that foundation and grow it. My goal is always to be better than everybody else. We want to bring that to the Storm. Let’s be the best and not settle for anything less.” Kamloops (22-26-0-1) made strides in the second half of the season, but could not catch the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the Doug Birks Division. Finishing fourth in the division meant drawing the first-place Grizzlies, while the Wranglers placed third and wound up with an easier Round 1 matchup against the secondplace Chase Heat. “We obviously didn’t climb the ladder enough to avoid that first-round matchup against probably the top team in our league and possibly the top team in B.C.,” Kolle said. “Take your hats off to Revelstoke. We battled them right to the finish line.” Storm head coach Steve Gainey is disappointed not to have pushed the Grizzlies more, noting an ineffective power play was costly in the playoffs. Gainey said his club made good progress throughout the season, became more intelligent collectively and boasted a strong penalty kill. MAC ISLE Dewar, formerly majority owner of the team, moved Storm headquarters to Memorial Arena from McArthur Island in time for the 2016-2017 season. Last summer, Tracy Mero purchased 100 per cent owner-
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I’m involved with the Storm and, I’m involved with the Storm and, drying up and you start reachdrying up and you start reachin the unless Finishing somethingfourth changes in the unless something changes in the ing into your own pockets, it ing into your own pockets, it meant drawing the nextdivision little while, we’ll be having next little while, we’ll be having definitely becomes reality,” Kolle some definitely becomes reality,” Kolle first-place Grizzlies, discussions aroundwhile that the some discussions around that said. said. placed third and andWranglers organize ourselves for next and organize ourselves for next “It’s a slam dunk — we know “It’s a slam dunk — we know wound up with an easier Round season.” season.” we’ll be successful on the North we’ll be successful on the North 1 matchup against the secondShore.” Shore.” place Chase Heat. THE FUTURE THE FUTURE During the Dewar era, the During the Dewar era, the “We obviously didn’t climb Kolle said the Storm’s success Kolle said the Storm’s success Storm played home games on Storm played home games on the ladder avoid that depends largelyenough on oneto thing: depends largely on one thing: the Olympic-size ice surface. the Olympic-size ice surface. matchup against the first-round almighty dollar. the almighty dollar. 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We teams battledcan them Kolle said some Kolle said some teams can “We need to really take a look “We need to really take a look rightastolittle theas finish line.” charge $3,000, mulcharge as little as $3,000, mulat it and make sure we make the at it and make sure we make the Storm head coach Steve tiple teams are charging about tiple teams are charging about right decision,” Kolle said. “Not right decision,” Kolle said. “Not Gainey is disappointed not to $5,000, North Okanagan is $5,000, North Okanagan is win a prize atcity, $50 submit your photos at: only what works best for the city, only what works valued best for the have pushed the Grizzlies more, To somewhere in the $6,800 range somewhere in the $6,800 range but best for us, as well. but best for us, as well. noting an ineffective power play www.kamloopsthisweek.com/photo-contest and Spokane is likely on par with and Spokane is likely on par with “Everybody just needs to “Everybody just needs to was costly in the playoffs. 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Blazers best Giants; Garand ready to play MARTY HASTINGS
ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Daylan Kuefler of the Kamloops Blazers and Tanner Brown of the Vancouver Giants engaged in fisticuffs on Wednesday at Sandman Centre.
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The Kamloops Blazers doubled the Vancouver Giants 4-2 on Wednesday at Sandman Centre. “I just thought they outworked us, stuck to their game plan,” said Giants’ forward Jackson Shepard, formerly of the Blazers. “They’re a super-fast team and I don’t think we matched their speed tonight.” Blazers’ defenceman Max Martin opened the scoring in the first period, notching his 13th goal of the campaign at the 10:12 mark. Brodi Stuart, playing in his 200th WHL game, scored 37 seconds into the second period and Kyrell Sopotyk tallied 31 seconds later to put Kamloops up 3-0. The Giants pulled goaltender Trent Miner after Sopotyk’s goal. Drew Sim, a 17-yearold affiliate player, entered the game and turned aside 19 of 20 shots that came his way. “It’s not an easy way to start your first WHL game,” Giants’ head coach Michael Dyck said. “He came in and gave us a chance to come back in the hockey game. I thought he played extremely well.” Justin Sourdif notched his 25th goal of the season at 15:46 of the second period and Milos Roman scored less than two minutes later on the power play to give the Giants life heading into the second intermission. At 3:33 of the third period, Kamloops forward Daylan Kuefler and Vancouver defenceman Tanner Brown dropped the gloves and began unloading haymakers, with both combatants landing heavy blows. Officials scraped blood off of the ice with their skates following the tilt. Blazers’ head coach Shaun Clouston expressed discontent with referees after the fight in perhaps his
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most animated display on home ice this season. “I thought their player purposely ripped the helmet off, that happens in fights, and didn’t let it go and threw a big kind of roundhouse with it in his hand,” Clouston told reporters after the game. “To me, if that’s the case, which I think it is, even from looking at the replay, that’s a match penalty. I thought it was a real dangerous play.” Officials — who were booed off of the ice after the second period, with some fans feeling both of Vancouver’s goals resulted from the crew’s gaffes — were jeered after the fight. Blazers’ forward Ryan Hughes, playing in his 300th WHL game, restored the Blazers’ two-goal cushion at 12:22 of the third period. “We made a push,” Dyck said. “We just turned way too many pucks over tonight. I thought we were forcing a lot of pucks into areas. They did a pretty good job of pressing us into turnovers.” Rayce Ramsay picked up the victory between the pipes, making 23 saves in his 10th consecutive start. Dylan Garand, the Blazers’ No. 1 netminder who has been injured since Feb. 1, is expected to start against the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday at Sandman Centre. The Tri-City Americans (17-37-4-2) will host Kamloops on Saturday and Sunday in Kennewick, Wash. “We’ve been playing some pretty good hockey for the last couple of weeks,” Clouston said. “I think the guys are having fun working and coming to the rink.”
Hall of Fame class revealed The Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame class of 2020 was announced on Wednesday. Hockey coach Terry Bangen, figure skater and coach Kim Scott Kryger, soccer official Michelle Pye, curling player, coach and administrator Ray Olsen and football player and coach Brad Yamaoka will be inducted in the individual category. Members of Eva Skakun curling rinks will join the Hall in the team category, including Liz Karpluk, Una Hazen, Sandy Allen, Janice Latta and Kay Belanger. The 30th annual induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Kamloops Sports Council athletic awards banquet on May 23 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre. SOCCER STARTUP As the snow melts and fields thaw, the Kamloops Women’s Soccer League is starting a new division this year, aimed at mature players ages 35 and older. The plan is to play on Sunday afternoons/ evenings one time per week for one hour, with seven players per side. The cost and structure for this trial year will depend on the number of players interested.
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KWSL players can play on their regular team, as well as in this new division. Those interested are asked to email Sandy at kwslrecliaision@ gmail.com. Registration closes on March 10. Games begin the week of April 14. For more information and to register, go online to kwsl.net. OMAHA CHAMPS The Kamloops Junior Blazers will compete at the female midget A provincial hockey championship, which will run from March 18 to March 22 in Richmond. Kamloops earned a 2-1 victory over Penticton last weekend in the best-of-three Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association final. Recording points on the weekend for the Blazers were Janelle Sadler (3G, 2A), Alyssa Keller (2G, 1A), Amanda Thomas (2G,
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line. Find the result online at kamloopsthisweek.com. No. 4 Barriere earned a 90-58 win over No. 13 Grand Forks and No. 5 Fernie topped No. 12 Ecole Gabrielle Roy 86-74 on Wednesday in Round 1. DOWNING ROCKETS Raina Chala, a confident 11-year-old, scooped up the puck on the blade of her stick and carried it, waist-high, out of her own zone and past the offensive blue line on the weekend in the female peewee rep Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association championship final. The same cow bells that sounded during that third-period foray rung out again after her Kamloops Junior Blazers edged the Kelowna Junior Rockets 2-1 in the title tilt to advance to the provincial championship, which will run
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ON THE ICE The Kamloops Vibe have wrapped up South Coast Women’s Hockey League regular-season action. Kamloops (14-3-9) twice played host to the Trinity Western Spartans (10-9-5) last weekend in the Tournament Capital, tying 3-3 and winning 1-0. Recording points for the Vibe were Sarah Botter (1G, 1A), Jenna Ormondy (1G, 1A), Catriona Young (1G), Marjorie Boisvert (1G), Chantelle BeadmanRolph (2A), Emily Edmundson (1A) and Alyssa Reid (1A). Ashley Fisher was between the pipes for Kamloops, which sits tied atop regularseason standings with the Fraser Valley Jets (17-4-3). The Vibe will next be in action at the provincial championship, which will run from March 27 to March 29 in Hope.
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When WCT’s Indigenous Youth Theatre Program was chosen as the charity of choice for Boogie, I couldn’t wait for our organization to collaborate with a group as positive, high-spirited and communityminded as the Boogie team. I was told I was selected as “WCT Team Captain.” I happily accepted, figuring I’d be amazing at passing out energy drinks while cheering on the actual runners. I was then told the captain leads from the middle of the pack. After five years away from running, it’s time to strap on the rusty sneakers. I have a love/hate relationship with running. Back in Edmonton, I’d occasionally drag my sleepy self out of bed on a Sunday morning and wheeze my way around a fourkilometre circuit in the River Valley. I reserved this activity for the months you could actually go outside, generally June through August. What I love most about theatre in Kamloops is the gathering of community. Theatre entertains us communally and it promotes our mental health and well-being. Running does the same. I am looking forward to the fresh air, the sunshine and the celebration of spring. I’m even looking forward to trimming a few pounds off of my increasingly bulky middle-aged frame. Most of all, I’m looking forward to the mental and physical health boost that exercise provides. I’ve always said the arts improves our mental health. So does running — and running communally with good friends will be the best boost of all.
Running has never been a source of joy, comfort or confidence for me. In fact, the opposite has been true. For me, running too often stirs up feelings of angst, shame and avoidance. I realize the point of physical activity like running is just that — to be physically active and push our boundaries. But let’s first consider the mechanics. The act of putting one foot in front of the other at a quickened pace over and over again on pavement seems particularly punishing, however fundamental the movement may be. I feel every heavyfooted step take a toll on my 6-foot-4-inch frame as that burning sensation builds in my throat. Maximum effort for what feels, at least in the interim, like minimal gain, with the swiftness and agility of expert runners seemingly slipping further and further from my grasp. Factor in the traumatic baggage of timed group runs in high school gym class and you’ve got 1,001 reasons not to run. I know what you’re thinking: get over yourself; lace up and start somewhere; no pain, no gain; blood, sweat and tears; nose to the grindstone; yadda, yadda, yadda. And, well, you’re right. Since turning 30 last year, I’m less interested in reasons not to do something and more interested in reasons to do something. I’m doing RunClub’s spring Boogie training to uncover some reasons to run and I hope you’ll join me along the way.
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SABRINA WEEKS Musician/singer 5K RunClub — wowza! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would join RunClub. I am feeling very anxious. I am 49 years old, weigh more than 200 pounds and have never run anywhere. When I picture a runner, I see Tara Holmes — bouncing, energetic and full of piss-n-vinegar. That’s never been me. I love a good couch and a movie. As some of you know, I’m a musician and have been performing regionally for the past 20-plus years. Recently, I joined Princess Cruises as part of its entertainment team, singing seven days a week in four-month stints since 2018. During my last contract, my health failed, my throat stopped acting like it should and singing became impossible. I returned home early to seek medical attention and had to take time off to allow my throat to heal. It turns out I couldn’t continue working that hard, eating rich food and not exercising without repercussions. Funny that! After returning home, I decided to turn my health around. I changed my diet once again and started doing yoga and meditating. In a Judy Basso workshop, I created a vision board to gain clarity. On my board is a woman running. It became clear I need to increase my strength and endurance. This will be a critical part of my health journey. Enter Jo Berry and RunClub. I have no idea how to stop my breasts from bouncing — wish me luck.
5k or 10k Boogie walk
5k Boogie Learn To Run
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Walking warm up of five minutes
Walking warm up of 10 minutes
Walking warm up of 10 minutes
Walking warm up of 10 minutes
Walking warm up of 10 minutes
1) Walk easy for 20 minutes, then power walk for for 30. Total 50 minutes
1) Walk 5 minutes, run 1 minute. Repeat 6 times. Total 36 minutes
1) Walk 2 minutes, run for 5 minutes. Repeat 6 times and add 10-minute walk. Total 52 minutes
1) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 60 minutes
1) 10-kilometre run
2) Walk easy for 15 minutes, then power walk for for 20. Total 35 minutes
2) Walk 5 minutes, run for 1 minute. Repeat 5 times. Total 30 minutes
2) Walk 2 minutes, run 5 minutes. Repeat 5 times and add 10-minute walk. Total 45 minutes
2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 5 times. Total 50 minutes
3) Walk easy for 20 minutes, then power walk for for 30. Total 50 minutes
3) Walk 5 minutes, run 1 minute. Repeat 6 times. Total 36 minutes
3) Walk 2 minutes, run 5 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 42 minutes
3) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 60 minutes
Ten minutes walking cool down and stretching
Ten minutes walking cool down and stretching
Ten minutes walking cool down and stretching
Ten minutes walking cool down and stretching
Proper, supportive shoes are important for your health. Visit a specialty running store for the proper shoe for your foot type and power walking.
You did it! You started. The hardest part is having the courage to start and you did. Congratulations!
Spring training has begun. Gentle reminder it is the time on your feet that counts. Ease into your training.
You have ran many 10Ks and are You have been running all winter preparing for a strong 10K at and can run 16 kilometres easily. Boogie the Bridge. Boogie is only eight weeks away and we will be increasing the kilometres steadily.
2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 60 minutes 2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 7 times. Total 70 minutes
Ten minutes walking cool down and stretching
MOVEMENT IS CHANGE with Jo Berry, RunClub and Boogie the Bridge founder
Spring into Boogie 2020
oogie season 2020 is here. Spring has arrived ( happy dance) and the outdoors beckon us to move. Running, walking and moving puts everyone in a better mood, but for many of us, movement is key to managing our mental health. This is a great time for Boogie and mental wellness. Our society is finally shifting into taking the stigma off mental health and going public to spread the message that mental wellness is as important as physical wellness. For Boogie, this is fantastic because since the beginning, Boogie has been about Movement is Change — movement (fitness) in all spheres: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The sea of red has always represented passion, energy, community and wellness. Most of you Questions? know my story Go online to runclub.ca or send an email to around anxiety and joberry@ depression. boogiethebridge.com. After losing my mom to depression, I also experienced this illness and started to connect the dots between moving outdoors and feeling well. It started a 23-year passion to share this message with anyone who would listen. To this day, my running keeps me grounded, manages my anxiety and feeds my soul. I believe in running and fitness. It’s a big part of who I am and a large part of what I love. So it’s hard for me not to stand on a soapbox and preach about this topic. Forgive me for ranting and raving. Such is an element of passion — and passion for our community. Movement changes everything, from our quality of life to our functional abilities to our life expectancy. Boogie shares this same high-energy passion. Mark your calendar and join us on Sunday, April 26. Together we will celebrate community wellness in all its forms.
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2020 is a celebration of personal revelation
wo-hundred years ago, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints didn’t exist. However, an event took place in 1820 that we will be celebrating this year. It was an event that changed the life and legacy of a 14-yearold farm boy forever and led to the founding of this worldwide organization. In 1820, Joseph Smith claimed that when he prayed, God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared and spoke with him. We call this event Joseph’s First Vision. I want to share the story that led to it because it contains a message for all people, religious or not, Christian or not. It’s a story of faith in something not seen and a reminder that God loves and listens to all of us personally and individually. In 1818, the 12-year-old Joseph Smith started feeling concerned for the welfare of his soul and began a personal journey to seek connection with God. The Smith family lived in the northeastern United States during a massive religious revival. Although they weren’t affiliated with a particular sect of Christianity, Joseph’s parents taught their family from the Bible. Being surrounded by active ministers of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist faiths,
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among others, meant Joseph had many ministers and converts to which to direct his questions. Since they were all eager for converts, they were happy to give Joseph the best spiritual advice their denomination could offer. Eventually, Joseph said he wanted to shout for joy with the Methodists, but didn’t yet feel that joy. Thus, he tried attending local meetings to learn everything he could and, hopefully, feel something good. The problem was that he only felt confusion. Although he constantly heard stories of prayers and dream visions, Joseph believed in “sola scriptura” — the idea that everything a person needed to know was available in the words of the Bible alone. So he listened and asked ministers to help him study. During his search, Joseph
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noticed competition between the ministers, rather than the unity they sometimes preached. This concerned him. They all interpreted the same Bible passages so differently that he began to wonder: ‘If any of these churches are right, which is it? And how will I know it?” At one meeting, after almost two years of not feeling he had found an answer, a minister shared a passage that impacted Joseph’s soul like nothing ever had before: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not (James 1:5).” Joseph reflected on this repeatedly for days.
He had been taught all answers came from the Bible and had never considered an answer might come from somewhere else. Eventually, he decided that if God did give to those who asked, then he would do as James directs and “ask of God” which church to join. So, early on a spring morning in 1820, Joseph went into a grove of trees near his home, knelt down and attempted to pray vocally for the first time in his life. It wasn’t an easy prayer. He shared that it was difficult to speak and it was as if the devil opposed him, filling him with fear and binding his tongue. As Joseph tried to call upon God during that opposition, he saw a pillar of light descend out of heaven until it rested on him, releasing him from the opposition he felt. When the light surrounded him, he saw two personages. One spoke, saying, “Joseph, this is my beloved Son, hear Him!” The next personage introduced himself as Jesus Christ. In response to Joseph’s concern about the welfare of his soul, Jesus said his sins were forgiven. Then, to answer his inquiry about which church to join, Jopseh was told to join none of them and that he would be given more information later about the restoration of The Church of
Jesus Christ. After speaking a while longer, Jesus and His Father ascended into heaven, leaving Joseph full of feelings of peace, calm and love. For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this is the first event in the story of the rise of the Church. However, it’s also more than that. Joseph’s experience lays out a pattern we can all follow for receiving answers to our prayers: meditate on our questions and concerns, study from the best books and ask trusted spiritual leaders for guidance. Then, after considering every option we’re able to, “ask of God.” He will reveal the correct path or one we couldn’t have seen ourselves. This year, we’re celebrating the marvellous answer to Joseph’s prayer — but we’re also celebrating a significant lesson in how to receive answers to prayers. Andrew Lamb is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kamloops. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com. Please include a very short bio and a photo.
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Everything you need to know to stay healthy Thousands of people across the globe infected with COVID-19, which has killed 11 people in Washington state KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
Read this information from Health Canada. It contains facts on the coronavirus COVID-19, incuding symptoms, risk and treatment — and, why you do not need to wear a mask if you are healthy 1. What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). Some transmit easily from person to person while others do not. COVID-19 is a new disease that has not been previously identified in humans. China determined that a novel coronavirus (referred to as COVID-19) is responsible for the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan. Authorities in China and worldwide are conducting further investigations to better understand where the disease came from, how it is spread and the clinical severity of illness in humans. 2. What are the symptoms? Those with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. Symptoms have included: • fever • cough • difficulty breathing • pneumonia in both lungs In severe cases, infection can lead to death. 3. What are the risks of getting COVID-19? The public health risk associated with COVID-19 for Canada is low and generally low for Canadian travellers, but will vary depending on the destination. Canada has no direct flights from Wuhan and the volume of travellers arriving indirectly from Wuhan is low. However, at this time, the Government of Canada recommends that Canadians avoid non-essential travel to China and Iran due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Canada also recommends that Canadians avoid all travel to the province of Hubei, due to very strict travel and movement restrictions imposed by Chinese authorities to limit the spread of COVID-19. Current evidence suggests person-to-person spread is efficient when there is close contact. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. 4. Is there a vaccine to protect against COVID-19? No, there is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19.
5. Will this year’s flu vaccine protect me from COVID-19? No, the flu vaccine does not protect against COVID-19. 6. What is the treatment for COVID-19? For now, there is no specific treatment for most people with COVID-19. Most people with common coronavirus illness will recover on their own. At this time, there is no vaccine for COVID-19. Your health care provider may recommend steps you can take to relieve symptoms. Consult your health care provider as soon as possible if you are concerned about your symptoms or you have a travel history to a region where severe coronaviruses are known to occur. The sooner you consult your health care provider, the better your chances are for recovery. 7. How does COVID-19 spread? Human coronaviruses cause infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person through: • respiratory droplets that are spread when you cough or sneeze • close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands • touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands 8. What is the incubation period of COVID-19? Current information indicates that symptoms may present themselves up to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19. 9. How can I protect myself from getting COVID-19? You can stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections by: • washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds • avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands • avoiding close contact with
people who are sick • coughing or sneezing into your sleeve and not your hands • staying home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others 10. Should the general population in Canada wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19? If you are a healthy individual, the use of a mask is not necessary. However, if you are experiencing symptoms of an illness that spreads through the air, wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of the infection to others. The mask acts as a barrier and helps stop the tiny droplets from spreading around you when you cough or sneeze. Your health provider may recommend you wear a mask while you are seeking or waiting for care. In this instance, masks are an appropriate part of infection prevention and control measures that are put in place so that people with an infectious respiratory illness do not transmit the infection to others. If you are caring for a sick person or you are in direct contact with an ill person, wearing a mask can help protect you from catching COVID-19, but it will not fully eliminate the risk of illness. When wearing a mask, make sure to: • properly cover your mouth and nose • avoid touching the mask once it’s on your face • properly discard the mask after each use • wash your hands after removing the mask It is not recommended that healthy people or people who have not travelled to a COVID-19affected area (e.g. Hubei Province and mainland China) wear masks. Wearing a mask when you are not ill and are not at high risk for developing symptoms may give a false sense of security. Masks can easily become contaminated and need to be changed frequently
and fitted properly for them to provide adequate protection. You can stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections by: • washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds • avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands • avoiding close contact with people who are sick • coughing or sneezing into your sleeve and not your hands • staying home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others. 11. Are Canadians at risk for contracting COVID-19 if they receive a package or products shipped from China? There is no known risk of coronaviruses entering Canada on parcels or packages coming from affected regions in China. Although there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and how it spreads, we can use the information from twomother coronaviruses (SARS and MERS) to guide us. In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is considered to be a very low risk of spread from products or packaging that is shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures. Studies on the SARS coronavirus showed that the virus did not survive on dry surfaces such as paper. Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread by respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods. There have not been any cases of COVID-19 in Canada associated with imported goods from China. 12. Where can I find the most up-to-date information about COVID-19? For the latest and most upto-date information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s
web page on COVID-19. You can also follow Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Twitter at @CPHO_Canada. Canadians travelling abroad are encouraged to consult the travel health notices on travel.gc.ca. 13. Can COVID-19 be transmitted when a person is not showing symptoms? This question is under investigation at this time. Studies to answer this question are being conducted now. While experts believe that spread from a person who is asymptomatic (not showing any symptoms) is possible, this is considered to be rare. What we do know for certain is that COVID-19 is most often being spread through close contact with a person who is showing symptoms (symptomatic cases). So based on the latest available data, the main driver of the COVID-19 outbreak is symptomatic cases. That means the primary focus for containing the COVID-19 outbreak is to prevent exposure through direct and close contact. The most effective way to control this type of spread is through good hygiene measures in community settings (handwashing, cough etiquette and staying home if sick) and strict infection prevention and control measures in health settings to prevent spread in hospital settings. 14. Is there a risk of contracting COVID-19 if I touch a surface that was potentially contaminated? In general, coronaviruses have poor survivability on surfaces, and are generally thought to be spread by respiratory droplets left behind after someone coughs or sneezes. For COVID-19, researchers are actively investigating to learn more about the ways that COVID19 is transmitted. In the meantime, the best way to prevent respiratory and other illnesses is to: • avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth • consistently use good hand hygiene measures, which include frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available • maintain good respiratory etiquette, such as covering your mouth and nose with your arm or sleeve when coughing and sneezing, disposing of any used tissues as soon as possible, and following with handwashing or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers where soap and water are not available • regularly clean and disinfect surfaces that people touch frequently such as toilets, bedside tables, doorknobs, phones and television remotes with regular household cleaners or diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water).
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD RESOLVED
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1. Feeling of hopelessness 8. Julius Erving, to fans 11. Calendar abbr. that’s also a French number 15. “Your choice — him ____” 19. Early online encyclopedia 20. “____-hoo!” 21. The Powerpuff Girls, e.g. 22. Fantasy author Gaiman 23. Going <i>my</i> way? 24. What’s up? 25. Wagner opus 27. “Stop rolling sevens!”? 30. Southeast Asian ethnic group 31. Princess in a galaxy far, far away 32. Lady bird 33. Org. in charge of Tokyo 2020 34. Suffix with expert 36. “Oy ____!” 37. Bay window 39. Home of Mount Rushmore: Abbr. 40. Bobby of the Black Panthers 42. Spew out 45. Build rapport like a presidential candidate? 50. “Livin’ la ____ Loca” 51. Celery unit 52. “Hmm, that’s odd!” 53. Dance craze of the early 2010s 54. Right on 56. Spot for a laundromat? 58. Color akin to cyan 60. Anger 61. Word with pop or crop 63. Subject of gossip 65. Dance-class garments 67. Matter of survival 70. Hate getting ready to move? 74. ____-di-dah 75. Children’s book made into a 2012 3-D animated film 77. Singer Bareilles 78. Grunts 80. Tempo 81. Ran
83. Fancy rides 86. Cy Young Award winner Hernandez 90. Requite 92. Board pick 94. Kind of scholarship 96. Dunce cap, basically 97. Makes friends while working retail? 100. Accepts responsibility for 101. “More or less” 102. Model and TV host Banks 103. Billionaire Carl 105. Trickster 107. Understood 108. Today, to José 109. Train-schedule abbr. 110. Dutch cheese town 113. This may be at the end of one’s rope 115. Event planner’s post-banquet task? 120. Winter athlete, not a summer one 122. Turnabout 123. Where first tracks are found 124. Wrinkled fruit 125. “To Live and Die ____” 126. Wichita-to-Omaha dir. 127. Christie’s event 128. Start of a Guinness record 129. Rough talk? 130. Our sun 131. Cheer on
1. Pullers of Artemis’s chariot 2. Georgia of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” 3. Extent 4. Antiterrorism law 5. Unpaid debt 6. “Indeed” 7. Bad records to have 8. Company that makes products that suck 9. Streaming-media device 10. Thrill-seeker’s action 11. Utterly failed 12. Prince in “The Little Mermaid” 13. Like medium-rare steak 14. Dress (up) 15. Ending with pseud- or syn16. Young woman to call when your data gets deleted? 17. Pooh creator 18. Formal lament 26. Miser, colloquially 28. Berate 29. Reluctant (to) 35. Baby plant 38. Letters before “.gov” 39. Island neighbor of Guadeloupe 41. ____ Ingalls Wilder, author of “Little House on the Prairie” 42. Second person? 43. Be sociable 44. State in both the Mountain and Pacific time zones: abbr. 46. Locke who was called “the Father of the Harlem Renaissance” 47. Brexit exiter 48. Actress Swinton 49. “Ooh, that’s bad!” 55. Runner in Pamplona 57. One side of Mount Everest 59. What many Latin plurals end in 62. “Bull’s-eye!” 64. Relative of a xylophone 66. End-of-the-week expression 67. For face value
68. Whitney Houston hit “____ Nothing” 69. Places to swim during school? 71. ____ soda 72. Suits 73. Brief glimpse of a star 76. Slow, musically 79. Runner-up 82. Car with faulty brakes, e.g. 84. Study of birds: Abbr. 85. Star of “Your Show of Shows” of 1950s TV 87. Way down 88. Travel stop 89. Deletes, with “out” 91. Canyons 93. “The joke’s ____!” 95. Screening org. 98. Subject of the 2006 documentary “When the Levees Broke” 99. Rehearsals 104. Move in the direction of 105. “Overall …” 106. Home planet of Ming the Merciless 109. Gird (oneself ) 111. “Half ____ is better …” 112. ____ Park, home of Facebook 114. “M*A*S*H” actress Loretta 116. Wrigglers 117. Spanish youngster 118. Neophyte: Var. 119. Visionary 121. Cassis cocktail
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Furniture 6 drawer Walnut dresser w/ mirror & matching double bed exc cond $150. 250-374-7514. Solid oval oak table w/6side chairs, 2 arms chairs, buffet. $5,000. Exec desk dark finish $200. Teak corner cabinet $100. Treadmill $450, Custom oak cabinet $200. 250-8517687.
1972 Triple E motor home 25’ 77,000miles 402 Chev lots of extras $7,000 250-523-9495
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Aberdeen 1bdrm +den. Priv entr., F/S, W/D, near bus. $1300/mo. 250-372-3638. Aberdeen 2bdrm daylight. W/D, NS/NP. $1,000/mo. util incld. 250-372-2482. N/Kam sep entr, 2bdrms, C/A, patio, Shared hydro, ref’s. $950/mo. 250-376-0633.
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Set of 4 Alloy GM rims bolt pattern 5-100 fits Cavalier & other Chevy’s $80 Firm. Don 250-312-1777.
ATVs / Dirt Bikes
For Sale by Owner
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4-Hankook Dynapro tires 275/55R20 All Season. $275. 250-554-1023
Wanted 2bdrm suite at RiverBend for senior lady. 250-5718741 lvg message.
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Cash for gold and silver! Also buying coin collections, old money old jewelry Contact Todd 1-250-864-3521.
Downtown 2br, 830sq/ft. NPNS/in-unit lndry/Gas HW incl. 45+. $1250. 778-8751268.
4-Blizzaks M&S 245/45 R20 $600. 2-Laufenn 235/75 R15 winters on GM rims. $200. 376-6482.
Yamaha Grizzly ATV. KMS 011031 $3,500. 250-579-3252
Apartments/Condos for Rent
Wanted To Rent
Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.
2014 Adventurer Camper 89RB solar 13’ awning + extras $22,000 250-523-9495.
Valleyview furnished 1bdrm bsmnt. N/S, fragrance free. $550 inclds util. 250-828-1681.
Arc Solomon snowboard w/bindings $325. 250-5787776.
2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 HD. w/1994 11ft. camper. $14,500/both. 778-220-7372.
Lawn & Garden
2004 Cougar 5th wheel. 12ft slide. Excellent cond. $14,000/obo. 250-554-1744.
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Peace of mind house sitting and pet care. Keep your house and pets safe while your away. 250-374-6007.
Scotch Pine trees smaller ponderosa in pots 2ft (50) $20 each obo 250-376-6607
Lithonia Lighting 24” striplight complete still in box never used. $25/obo. 250-376-6607.
Time to Prune your fruit trees. Tree pruning or removal Hedge Trimming Yard clean-up, Landscaping
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Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000 (250) 376-6607
17’ Aerolite Trailer like new, slide out, stabilizer bars. $9,900 (250) 372-5033
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Vernon Rec Centre 3310 - 37 Avenue Next to Curling Rink Friday, Mar 6, 2 - 8 PM Sat, Mar 7, 10 - 4 PM Admission $3.00 God for Both Days
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Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $850. 250-374-8933.
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Sterling silver medieval bracelet. Appr $900 selling $400. 250-374-1515 Suite 223
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Farm Equipment Case Collector Tractor only 1950s. $400. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.
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courses mid-week & weekends. NEW - Intro to Reloading & Bear Aware courses on demand. For schedules see www.pal-core-ed.com or 778-470-3030 HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. March 21st and 22nd. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L. March 8th, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250376-7970
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2017 Yamaha R3 320CC, Liquid Cooled, ABS Brakes. Low Kms. $4,600.
Collectibles & Classic Cars
1965 Mercury 4dr., hardtop. 55,000 miles. 390-330HP. $4,000. 250-574-3794
Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax
1997 Ford Probe. Red, 4cyl, std, A/C, 1-owner. 114,428kms. $2,900. 250-3767964.
Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, motorcycle, ATV or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)
2006 Buick Allure CXS. 1owner. Fully loaded. Excellent condition. 207,000kms. $3,900/obo. 250-701-1557, 778-471-7694.
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2010 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan. 4dr., AWD, V-6, auto. 50,001 kms. Must see to appreciate. $12,000. 250-374-1541.
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PARCEL TAX ROLL REVIEW PANEL 2013 Lincoln MKZ AWD 67,000 kmS White w/blk leather 4 DR SDN V6 Panoramic Sunroof $17,820 250-319-8784
Sports Utilities & 4X4s 2000 Chev Tahoe. 257,000kms. Repairs done $5,000. Asking $5,250. 1-250395-2233. 2002 Ford Escape, auto. Exec body. Mechanic special. $700. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.
Trucks & Vans 1996 GMC Suburban 4x4 good shape runs great $2750obo Call (250) 571-2107
In accordance with Section 204 of the Community Charter, a sitting of the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will take place on March 30, 2020 commencing at 9:00 a.m., in the Council Chambers, 1 Opal Drive, Logan Lake, BC, to hear any complaints with respect to errors or omissions on the Parcel Tax Roll. The Parcel Tax is utilized to provide a Grant-In-Aid to the Logan Lake TV Society for the operation and maintenance of the Television Rebroadcasting System in Logan Lake. This Parcel Tax is available for inspection from the Director of Finance at Municipal Hall (1 Opal Drive) during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. A complaint shall not be heard by the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel unless written notice of the complaint has been given to the municipality at least 48 hours before the time set for the first sitting of the Review Panel. Colin Forsyth Director of Finance
Trucks & Vans
Trucks - 4WD 2002 Ford Ranger 4X4. Motor tight. Needs tranny work. $2500/obo. 250-376-5416.
2005 GMC Canyon 4x4, 3.5L, auto. Leather interior and dual magna flow exhaust. 180,000kms. Reliable vehicle. $7,500/obo. Msg or text 250-571-6683.
This position is open to both male and female applicants.
Application Requirements All applicants:
2004 FLATDECK GVW#3500-1 AXLE Payload #2400lbs. 3/4 Plywood Deck 10’ L X 6’3” W, electric brakes. spare tire , docking winch, 2 storage boxes, removable walls, ATV ramp. Canopy lid not included. Pulls straight. Very good cond. $2,600. 250-851-0052
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Must be citizens of Logan Lake; Must use the Application Form provided; Must be a non-profit organization whereby private or personal gain is absent; Must provide a budget detailing the use of the grant funds; Must submit its most recent financial statements; If successful, must submit a Project Completion Report; If successful, must direct the grant to the intended program, project, or service. Grants are not transferrable.
Grant-In-Aid Application Forms are available for pick-up at the District office at 1 Opal Drive or on the District’s website at www.loganlake.ca/finance-department.
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PAPER ROUTES AVAILABLE 4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $700 Call 250-319-8784.
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The Council of the District of Logan Lake is now accepting applications from local nonprofit groups and organizations that qualify for Grants-In-Aid for the year 2020. All applications must be submitted in writing prior to 4:00 pm, March 31, 2020, to be considered for this year.
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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 564 - 2000-2099 Hugh Allan Dr. & Pinegrass Crt. & St. – 78 p.
Rte 617 - 24012515 Valleyview Dr, Valleyview Pl. – 50 p.
Rte 581 - Cannel Dr, Cascade St, 1508-1539 Hillside Dr, Mellors Pl. - 47 p.
Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p.
LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, Bestwick Crt E & W, 98-279 Bestwick Dr, Morrisey Pl. – 47 p. Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p.
Rte 589 - 1200–1385 Copperhead Dr. – 52 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. 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. PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN Rte 562 - Englemann Crt. & 1802-1890 Lodgepole Dr. – 66 p.
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.
Grants-In-Aid 2014 Ford Platinum 4x4 Crew-cab 3.5 Ecoboost, white with brown leather, Fully Loaded. Immaculate. 142,000kms. $27,323. 250-319-8784
Amazing Educators Needed
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 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. 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.
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.
BROCKLEHURST Rte 4 - 727-795 Crestline St, 2412-2741 Tranquille Rd. – 67 p. Rte 10 - 2310-2398 Glenview Ave, 715-896 Schreiner St. & Shelan Pl. – 62 p. Rte 14 - 2399-2305 Briarwood Ave, McInnes Pl, Richards Pl, Wallace Pl. – 37 p. Rte 21 - 2300-2397 Fleetwood Ave, Fleetwood Crt & Pl, 1003-1033 Schriener St, 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. Rte 260 – 2040-2185 Westsyde Rd. – 24 p.
RAYLEIGH Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr & Pl. – 61 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 836 - Cahilty Cres, Hyas Pl, 4551-4648 Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. Rte 837 - Helmcken Dr, 46544802 Spurraway Rd. – 24 p.
INTERESTED? CALL 250-374-0462
Business Opportunities ~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.
Kamloops # recruitment agency
Paul & Company is a well-established full-service law firm located in downtown Kamloops. Our practice areas include family law, personal injury law, criminal law, mediation, and wills and estates. We are looking for a hard-working lawyer with at least 2 years of experience to join our team of lawyers. The successful applicant will have initiative, creativity, and strong writing, analytical and advocacy skills. We offer competitive salary with benefits and ongoing mentorship in an environment that emphasizes quality work, professional development and training, community involvement, and work life balance. All resumes are held in confidence. Please forward cover letter and resume to the attention of David A. Paul, Q.C. at firstname.lastname@example.org
172 Battle street • 250-828-9998
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Work Wanted HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774. Job wanted by Computer Programmer-Analyst /Office Worker/Tutor Detail oriented, organized, problem-solver, extremely computer literate. Strong proofreading, editing, technical writing, public speaking skills. Can teach practically anything I know. IT work preferred but any job using problem-solving skills could be a good match. Gene Wirchenko at 250-8281474. email@example.com
IUOE Local 115 Training Association is looking for Essential Skills Instructors with a background in either Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking, or teaching Time Management. Work will be on a part-time basis and the instructor will be needed in the Okanagan or Cariboo area. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
MP Yard Care. Pruning fruit trees, hedge trimming. Comm/Residential. 851-0800.
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FRIDAY, March 6, 2020
Now Hiring! Senior Retail Lender
In Loving Memory of
In Loving Memory of
February 4, 1969 – March 3, 2017
Kelly Kirsten Cunningham
Integris is currently searching for an individual to ﬁll the role of Senior Retail Lender on a Permanent, Full-Time basis. For this position, we require the successful applicant to have strong mortgage and lending underwriting abilities, sound judgement, strong leadership skills, and excellent analytical skills. The successful applicant will be a proven leader within their role and an experienced lender with advanced knowledge and skills required to work in this environment. This position requires 3+ years of mortgage and retail lending experience. For more information and to apply, please visit us at www.integriscu.ca/who-we-are/careers. ATTENTION: PHARMACISTS A pharmacy opportunity is available at Aberdeen Mall, Kamloops’ regional shopping centre and community hub. Aberdeen Mall is undergoing major renovations and has attracted new national tenants, including a grocery store, which will signiﬁcantly increase foot trafﬁc to the mall. If you are interested in learning more, please contact: Doug Basarowich Email: email@example.com Phone: (778) 233-6929
is looking for substitute distributors for door-to-door deliveries. Vehicle is required. For more information please call the Circulation Department at 250-374-0462
Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information
Essential Skills Instructors IUOE Local 115 Training Association is looking for Essential Skills Instructors with a background in either Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking, or teaching Time Management.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hartwick & Co Chartered Professional Accountant is seeking an experienced tax preparer to join our oﬃce for the upcoming tax season. The preferred candidate will: • have previous experience preparing personal tax • have proﬁcient knowledge of the tax software Proﬁle • be able to work in a fast paced environment • be able to work well under stress • be able to work independently The job will start mid March, and will go through April 30th. Please drop oﬀ resumes at our oﬃce located at 643 Seymour St, give us a call at 250-372-3833, or email email@example.com
It’s been three years since you’ve been gone and the pain of losing you stays on. Your unfailing love, smiling face and sense of humour were beyond measure and are some of the things about you I will always treasure. Loving You Always Forgetting You Never Mom
Work will be on a part-time basis and the instructor will be needed in the Okanagan or Cariboo area.
June 1930 March 6, 1995
A. By law in BC a person must go into a box/container before cremation; you can’t just wrap Murray in a cotton shroud. Over 90% of the people we serve choose a plywood box for Murray. It’s inexpensive and more respectful than a cardboard box.
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Still missing you after all these years. Time eases the loss and lets me remember the things that we shared with a smile.
Brady David Dalke It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Brady David Dalke of Kamloops, BC, on February 15, 2020, at 25 years of age. Brady is survived by his loving mother and father Debbie and Brad Dalke, sister Megan Dalke, grandma McBurnie, aunts, uncles and cousins; Carrie (Dave) Smeaton (Sarra, Katee, Jordan), Bob (Tara) McBurnie (Jade and Eddy), Wendy McBurnie (Tylar), Amma & PG Papa, Shelley Dalke (Phil Kolobara), Gordon (Charlene) Dalke, Scott (Crystal) Dalke and Don Horning. Brady was an avid sports fan. Brady had just received his CPGA (Golf Pro) Certification and was working in his dream job as a CPGA Associate Golf Professional at the Dunes Golf Course in Kamloops. Brady took great pleasure in making others laugh, bringing joy everyday through his infectious smile and his ability to bring playfulness into people’s lives. Words cannot describe all the ways Brady was a gift to our lives. Our hearts are broken. Sweet Brady, our love for you is unconditional and never ending. A Celebration of Brady’s Life will take place at 1:00 pm on the Sunday, March 15, 2020 at The Dunes at Kamloops, with Pastor Larry officiating. Donations in Brady’s memory may be made to Kamloops Kid Sport at: firstname.lastname@example.org
May we grow in strength in our time of distress and grow braver through our reflections, and memories, of Brady.
Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca
Carl Andrew David Alliott Carl Andrew David Alliott of Kamloops, BC passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 69 years of age. He is survived by his life companion, best friend and partner Robin Holgate, sister Dorothy Alliott, and was a mentor to Jeff Frye. Carl was predeceased by his parents Walter Austin Alliott (1982) and Margaret Pearl Stevenson (1994), and his brother Walter Robert Scott Alliott (2014). Carl was born in Vancouver, BC on September 14, 1950. In August of 1975, Carl moved to New York and joined a Franciscan Friary for three years before returning to BC in 1978. In 1987 he moved to Kamloops. Carl touched the life of every person he came into contact with. He was well respected and loved by so many people. Carl’s primary position was as a building manager for Kelson Group, and just prior to that , he drove city bus in Kamloops. He was a sub deacon with the Orthodox faith at the Ukrainian church in Kamloops. He worked with Bob Hughes and the Ask Wellness as a cluster housing manager and volunteered with ESS (Emergency Social Services) of BC. Carl had too many friends to mention but I would like to thank a few who over the years became fixtures in our lives, the Fawcett family, where we enjoyed many Christmas Parties and summer barbeques throughout the years, to the Kelson Group and Katy Smith. Prayers will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, 1044-8th Street. The Funeral Service will take place at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in the Church, followed by burial at Hillside Cemetery. Father Chad Pawlyshyn officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
Sonja (Curly) Susan Roy 1934-2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and dear friend, Mrs. Sonja Curly Roy who passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Royal Inland Hospital with her loving family by her side. She is survived by son Robert (Kathy) Allaire of Kamloops, grandson Brock (Tammy) Allaire of Calgary, great-grandchildren Brayden and Isabella Allaire of Calgary and Tye and Dougy of Ontario. She was predeceased by her loving husband Arman Roy in 1986 and son Herbert Allaire in 2015. The things she enjoyed the most in life was her family, friends, knitting, her church and her walks around Barriere. Curly loved to collect bottles for the Barriere Food Bank until she was not able to, as well she knitted numerous afghans for whomever needed one, newborn babies and donations for numerous fundraising raffle’s. Most of all she enjoyed those holiday dinners with family and friends that meant so very much to her. The family would also like to express sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff at Royal Inland Hospital. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
As you share the stories and the memories of how they lived their lives and how very much they meant, may you ﬁnd comfort...
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 Obituaries
& CREMATION SERVICES
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If you’re telling your family NO FUNERAL FOR ME! remember, your funeral begins their healing, not yours.
Hildegard Anna Mathilde Hauschildt (née Strache)
October 3, 1928 - February 12, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Mother, Hildegard in the early hours of the morning on February 12, 2020 at the age of 91. She left us peacefully to be with the angels. Hildegard was predeceased by her husband Christian in 2007, grandson Quinton Hauschildt in 1998 and her great-grandson James Landrie in 1992. She will be sadly missed by her four children Roswitha (James) Munson of Kamloops, Ursula (Arthur) Hawes of Winnipeg, Gisela (Joe) Hauschildt/Maguire of Burnaby and son Helmut (Rosalie) Hauschildt of Toronto, six grandchildren Catherine (Markus) Platzer, Cory (Selena) Munson, Brandy (Kelly) Hawes and Jennifer (Sandra) Hawes/Dobbs, Melissa and Christopher Richardson-Hauschildt. five greatgrandchildren Cole Landrie (Megan), Magnus and Anneka Hawes, Olivia and Emeli Munson, two great-great-grandchildren Salina and Jordyn Landrie. Hildegard was born in Mainz, Germany where she grew up and met her husband Christian. They married in 1949 and had four children. In 1966 Hildegard and Christian immigrated to Canada with their young family and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where they had a long career at Winnipeg Photo until retirement. They chose to continue their retirement in Kamloops, BC in 1996, where Hildegard has been for the last 23 years enjoying the beautiful mountains and sceneries. Hildegard will be fondly remembered for her great love and talent of writing many beautiful stories and poems that she shared. These stories she passed on to us children and family to enjoy for many years. Our family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Royal Inland Hospital and The Hamlets care home in Kamloops for the exceptional care and sensitivity provided to Hildegard. Our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Paul Farrell. His kindness and compassion that he has shown over the years in his care of Hildegard has been greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca
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David Lawrence Johnston September 6, 1939 - February 25, 2020 Dave was born in Terrace, BC to parents Ted and Marie Johnston (nee Desjardins. He was one of sixteen children - a family he was very proud of. Remaining siblings to mourn him are Jack, Crescentia (Harrison), Jeanne (Metcalfe), Albert, Agnes (Parks), Margaret (Piﬀer) Robert, Roberta (Ekman) Dave has too many nieces and nephews to list - some knew him better than others but all were important to him. Dave set the standard of his excellence at a young age winning a speech competition in school which earned him a rail trip to Canada’s capital and federal parliament building. Following graduation, he attended UBC to earn, with honours, his Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgical Engineering gaining the respect of his professors and classmates along the way. He returned to continue his study and gain his Masters, being the ﬁrst oﬀ-campus student in his discipline. It required many road trips between UBC and Trail. Following a short stint in Salt Lake City in a research department, Dave returned to Canada to start his lifetime career with Cominco and its various subsidiaries. He married Dolly De Paoli (Sparwood) and in Trail, BC they started their family. Dave and Dolly have three children and three grandchildren who share his love of the outdoors and will miss him very much: daughter Anita (Hank) Carr, sons Brock (Paula) and Bruce (Hailund), granddaughters Melissa (Chris), Lily, and grandson David. Leaving Trail, Dave’s career in the mining industry took he and his family to many diﬀerent locations in Canada including Pine Point and Yellowknife, NWT as well as Elkford, Vancouver and Logan Lake, BC. With his work he travelled to unique and far-ﬂung locations in Canada, USA and also around the world, from Japan, Kazakhstan, Australia and European countries including Spain and Turkey. Dave spent much of his career in the far north, which became an important and special place to him. Early on Dave had fallen in love with the East Kootenays so it was not a surprise when he chose to retire and build his retirement project home
in Cranbrook, commonly know as the ‘Wood Shed’. He was very proud to share the home with his wife Audrey and together they made a home that was welcoming to all passing through. Many friends and family members enjoyed a bottle of wine, a hearty meal, and a comfortable bed after a, not so brief, tour of the house. Between them, Dave and Audrey enjoyed a shared life of travels, ﬁshing the Skeena and time with family. Audrey came with two grown daughters; Christine (Brent Andrews) baby Gaige (deceased), Kerry Anne (David Douville) and grandchildren; Shaylyn, (Wade), baby Charlie, and Keenan who all enjoyed countless good times with Grampaw Dave …And now, Dave can breathe freely, think clearly, and climb mountains, knowing we all love him to the moon and back In lieu of ﬂowers, please feel free to make a donation in his honour to the Caregivers Network of East Kootenay Seniors…without whom Audrey would never have survived the ﬁrst 5 years of this horriﬁc disease OR to The Alzheimer Society of BC A Celebration of his life will be held in Cranbrook, BC on April 14, 2020. Watch for location under McPhersons Funeral home website. Everyone is Welcome Caregivers Network of East Kootenay Seniors https://www.caregiversnetworkek.com/get-involved/ Alzheimer Society of BC https://alzheimer.ca/en/bc/Get-involved/Ways-to-donate Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services. Condolences for the family can be oﬀered at: www.mcphersonfh.com
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