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MARCH 13, 2020 | Volume 33 No. 22


KTW ARTS CENTRE FACT CHECKER Today, we examine the finances of the proposed centre — and debunk some myths floating around on social media A12-A13


Join the training and/or follow along as we present weekly diaries from creator Jo Berry and three participants

LAW NEEDS BITE City man calls for action after canine attacked his dog A7


The annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival begins on March 19 A29

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The World Health Organization has elevated the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak to pandemic status and the City of Kamloops said it is keeping tabs on the situation and taking cues from the provincial medical health officer. As of Wednesday’s provincial update, there are 46 confirmed cased in B.C., one of which involves a person in the Interior Health region. Health officials will not specify which community is involved, citing privacy reasons, but the woman in her 30s arrived at Vancouver International Airport from Shanghai, China, in early February and drove to her home. She is recovering at home in isolation, with health officials saying there is no risk of exposure to others. While there is no need to panic, CAO David Trawin said the city is

meeting with Interior Health and has a pandemic plan in case of an emergency. The city’s main priority during an emergency would be to maintain essential services. “We can’t shut down,� Trawin said. “People still need water, people still need to be able to flush their toilets.� One measure taken in communities hardest hit with the virus has been to ban large gatherings. In the U.S., Santa Clara County announced a ban of gatherings with 1,000 or more people, calling into question San Jose Sharks hockey games and other events. Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has taken it a step further, banning gatherings and events of more than 250 people in certain counties in the state, including those home to Seattle’s professional sports teams. At least 24 people in Washington state have died from the coronavirus, most of them in the Seattle metro area. Kamloops is the Tournament Capital and the WHL Blazers are

also on the sidelines, with the league joining many others — including the NBA, NHL, MLS and MLB — in suspending its season. The Blazers were scheduled to host Kelowna on Friday night, but whether the season even resumes remains unknown. (Turn to page A31 for the Blazers’ reaction to the WHL’s decison.) Trawin said the city relies on Interior Health to determine attendance restrictions at events. “Then those organizations have to follow,� he said. There are no such attendance bans in Kamloops and medicalhealth officials say the risk of contracting COVID-19 here remains low. Nevertheless, many events locally have been cancelled or postponed, including the upcoming Kamloops Exploration Group and Gathering our Voices, a children’s conference for about 700 people, both of which were to be held at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.


A passenger on The Opera, a tourist boat on the Nile River, has swabs taken by a health official in Luxor, Egypt, to determine if the COVID-19 virus is present. Kamloops resident Deb Ryan took the photo and was on the boat. Ryan and others tested negative, but passengers and crew were held on the boat for a few hours. Ryan is scheduled to return home this weekend, but she spoke to KTW’s Michael Potestio from her spot on the Nile. TURN TO PAGE A3 FOR THE STORY.


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Tourist boats are lined up on the Nile River at Luxor, with crew and passengers — including Kamloops resident Debbie Ryan — tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Ryan tested negative and is expected to return home this weekend.

City woman tested for COVID-19 in Egypt



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A retired emergency room nurse from Kamloops is relieved to be returning home this weekend after a coronavirus scare during a twoweek trip to Egypt. Debbie Ryan had been in the country since the end of February and embarked on a Nile River boat tour from Aswan to Luxor earlier this week when she was met by a medical team wearing hazmat suits. Ryan said she was among approximately 30 people tested for COVID-19 by medical officials aboard the boat known as The Opera when it docked in Luxor. “We didn’t know what was going to happen,” Ryan told KTW from the Egyptian city. “They just said, ‘You can’t get off this ship. We’re going to test you.’” The testing occurred days following a coronavirus quarantine of The Asara cruise ship, which travelled the same route along the Nile the week before. “We all knew there had been a ship quarantined off Luxor and we’re also COVID alert here,” Ryan said. Passengers and crew were given throat and nasal swabs, with samples placed in labelled containers to be sent for testing, the results of which



were expected back in 48 hours, Ryan said. Though she expected passengers would be held aboard the ship until the test results came in, Ryan said she was surprised when health officials permitted passengers to disembark that afternoon, when testing wrapped. “All of a sudden, boom, we can get off the ship,” Ryan said, adding it was her understanding they would wait for test results. She said she spent the next two days touring temples in the Valley of the Kings, not knowing whether she had COVID-19. “I’m just surprised we were let off the ship to be with multitudes of people when we didn’t know our test results,” Ryan said. To her relief, her tour guide called two days later and told her he was informed none of the passengers or crew had tested positive. What had also been a concern for Ryan — a critical-care nurse of 35 years — was that officials who conducted the testing didn’t use proper sterile techniques. She said used hazmat suits were left on tables in the lounge, where passengers were gathered and one man went through a dinner line while wearing his protective gear. Ryan said the officials also didn’t appear to have cleaning supplies with them and wore only dust masks, rather than the proper N95 models. She said some officials also touched surfaces






without changing gloves. As a nurse, Ryan said, it was exhausting to witness. “They were so disorganized, so very poorly trained and what they were doing was cross-contaminating all of us on that ship,” she said. Ryan said she was feeling a bit congested and had a runny nose as of Thursday. Ryan is now in Cairo and is scheduled to leave for Canada on Saturday, with stops at London Heathrow Airport and Vancouver International Airport before touching down in Kamloops. She said she has asked her husband, who is in Kamloops, to contact public health for advice on whether she should self-isolate upon return. “I’ve got a dinner party coming up. I won’t be going to that, I won’t be looking after my grandchildren, I’ll just be stuck at home,” Ryan said. Meanwhile a couple from Kamloops is currently at a military base in Trenton, Ont., having been among the hundreds of passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship that experienced a COVID-19 outbreak, forcing it to stay off the California coast for days. Wray McClelland and his wife, who did not wish to give her name, were screened, cleared for the virus and allowed to board a flight back to Canada, where they are now in quarantine for two weeks at CFB Trenton, according to News 1130 in Vancouver.


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March 16, 2020 2:00 pm - Community Services Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street

Westsyde Pool will be undergoing Phase 2 of the retrofit project that began in 2016. To accommodate a complete replacement of the HVAC, mechanical, and dehumidification system, the pool will be closed from March 23 through May 11, 2020.

March 23, 2020 2:00 pm - Development and Sustainability Committee DES Boardroom, 105 Seymour Street

The fitness area and change rooms will remain open during construction, but there will be no swimming or aquatic programming during this period.

March 24, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing (cancelled) Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street

Users have two options for their membership during this period— they may cancel their pass for a pro-rated refund or keep their pass active to access the gym facility. During the closure only, Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre memberships will be accepted at the Tournament Capital Centre for full-access use.

March 30, 2020 2:00 pm - Community Relations Committee Executive Boardroom, 7 Victoria Street

The pool will reopen before the Canada Games Aquatic Centre closes for its infrastructure improvements, and it will have extended hours, starting on June 29, to accommodate displaced swimmers and user groups.

March 31, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street

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April 7, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Council Chambers, 7 Victoria Street

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Parking Services Relocation Parking Services has relocated to 1303 Mission Flats Road. For more information on how Bylaw Services is working to serve you better, visit:

Vote by mail - Kamloops Centre for the Arts Referendum If you expect to be absent from the city during Advance or General Voting Days on March 25, April 1, or April 4, 2020, or if you have a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects your ability to vote at a voting opportunity, you can apply to vote by mail. Applications can be obtained online at; by contacting the Legislative Services Division in person or by mail at 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2; by phone at 250-828-3483; or by email to

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On April 4, 2020, electors will vote to decide if they are “in favour of the City of Kamloops borrowing up to $45 million to construct a Kamloops Centre for the Arts?”



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.

The City of Kamloops has contracted Extreme Excavating Ltd. to replace the sanitary main on Tranquille Road between Southill Street. and 12th Street. The work will also include pedestrian paths, landscaping, and intersection and boulevard improvements.

ADVANCE VOTING DAYS Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 1; 8:00 am–8:00 pm, Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street

GENERAL VOTING DAY Saturday, April 1; 8:00 am–8:00 pm*, vote at any one of 16 voting locations. *Sahali Mall location open 9:30 am–6:30 pm. The City recognizes the importance of providing factual, transparent, and easy-to-understand information that will empower residents to make a decision at the polls this spring. To learn more about this project and to find your nearest voting location, voting eligibility requirements, and acceptable ID, visit:

The two nomination categories are: • young adult - 29 and under • adult - over 30 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 well-being of its citizens. The nomination deadline is 4:30 pm on March 20, 2020. For the full nomination criteria and form, visit:

The majority of the work will take place during the day from Monday to Friday, with the possibility of some weekend and night work. Anticipated hours of work will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. From approximately March 16 to April 24, Tranquille Road will be closed from Southill Street to Desmond Street, with a detour route via Gelrich Avenue. For more information on detour routes, traffic impacts, transit detours, and overall project scope, visit:

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LOCAL NEWS Based on current COVID-19 statistics, the April 4 arts centre referendum, which will see voters cast ballots at Heritage House and 15 other polling stations, will proceed as planned. As an added precaution, the city is planning to have hand sanitizer at polling stations and election officials will wipe down stations throughout the day. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

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In addition, the Kamloops Hindu Society has cancelled this Saturday’s Holi festival in Riverside Park, while the private Sprott-Shaw College has cancelled all public events, including graduation ceremonies. However, the show will go on — for now — for Western Canada Theatre, which has decided to proceed with its productions. (Turn to page A27 for more information on that decision.) Outside of Kamloops, events are being been cancelled or postponed on an hourly basis. From Disneyland closing to concerts being rescheduled to numerous government press conferences being axed, the decision to avoid gatherings of people is happening worldwide. it remains to be seen what impact COVID-19 will have on other pending events in Kamloops. On April 4, the city is holding a referendum, asking residents if they approve borrowing of up to $45 million to help construct the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts. Chief election officer Deanna Campbell said, as of now, “it’s business as usual. The referendum will go on.” As an added precaution, the city is planning to have hand sanitizer at polling stations and election officials will wipe down stations throughout the day. “The only way it [referendum] wouldn’t go on is if, all of a sudden, it hit Kamloops and we were ordered by the health min-

ister to not proceed,” Campbell said. “I know there’s been some questions of discouraging gatherings of large numbers of people. It’s not the same with an election or referendum because people are moving in and out. “There would never be more than 200 people in a polling station at the same time. “We encourage people to move in and out regardless because we want to maintain the secrecy of the ballot and we don’t want people talking to each other about how they voted or potentially swaying people to vote in a particular way. People will move in and out.” Campbell said people who are sick can vote using a mail-in ballot. Under legislation, people are not, however, allowed to vote by mail-in-ballot if they are worried about getting sick. If someone gets sick on the day of the referendum, it is possible they may not be able to vote because mail-in ballots require application. “If someone sends us an application because they’re ill, we will do our best to turn around that mail ballot package as fast as possible to be able to facilitate them being able to vote,” Campbell said. As soon as the city receives a mail-in ballot, staff begin processing the package to mail out or for pickup. Campbell said that as of Wednesday, nobody had applied for mail-in ballot due to fear of the coronavirus.

Furthermore, Trawin said city facilities offer antibacterial gel and the city is stocking up on masks and antibacterial wipes. It is not, however, stocking up on toilet paper, which is in limited supply at some stores in Kamloops and elsewhere due to a COVID-19-inspired run on the hygiene product. UPDATED STATISTICS According to the World Health Organization, as of March 12 at noon, there have been 125,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide — 80,981 in China and 44.067 cases in 113 other countries, including Canada, with 140 cases. There have been 3,173 deaths in China and 1,440 deaths elsewhere, including one in Canada, involving a man in his 80s at a care home in North Vancouver. Along with sports leagues suspending play this week, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to scores of events being cancelled or postponed, including the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George, the World Women’s Hockey Championship in Nova Scotia, the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal, the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Tex., and the Coachella music festival in California. CANCELLATION UPDATES Go online to, where we will update the list of local events that have been cancelled or postponed, as the announcements are made.

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The local university and school district will remain open, at least for now, amidst the COVID19 pandemic. Classes at Thompson

Rivers University are going ahead as scheduled, according to a tweet from the university. “But we’re monitoring recommendations from health officials closely and will let everyone know immediately

if the situation changes,” the university stated. As of Thursday afternoon, School District 73 had not followed suit with Ontario in closing schools following spring break. SD73 spokesperson Diana Skoglund said

direction is taken from the B.C. Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and, so far, extending spring break has not been the directive. “We’re in updates daily with them,” Skoglund said. As for international students in School District 73, assistant superintendent Trish Smillie told KTW none needed to self isolate when returning for the winter semester, arriving in the middle of January prior to the current concerns. The university has added more handsanitizer stations and signage around campus to remind individuals of proper hand hygiene practices. The post-secondary institution also

increased the cleaning regiment of “high-touch” surface areas on campus, university spokesperson Darshan Lindsay told KTW via email. At least one event on campus has been postponed due to concerns over COVID-19. Event organizer Julie John confirmed the inaugural Indigenous Health Nursing Research Symposium set for next week has been postponed, likely until May. Decisions are still pending regarding other events at the university. “At this time, we are reviewing upcoming events on campus using the recently released federal guidelines for large gatherings to inform how we proceed. This is an ongoing conversation and as deci-

sions are made, we will be letting people know,” Lindsay said. As for travel, TRU continues to recommend individuals stay abreast of Canadian travel advisories through the Public Health Agency of Canada and make plans accordingly, particularly paying attention to those countries that have the highest alerts where non-essential travel is to be avoided. TRU placed staff and faculty travel to China on hold in February. Meanwhile the 55 students of the Maple Leaf School — located in Old Main at TRU — will not be able to travel home to countries under Canada’s travel advisories for COVID-19 during their upcoming two-

week spring break. The program takes in international students in grades 10 to 12 who earn their Dogwood diploma, with the hope students continue on to their university education in Canada. More than 40 students in the program hail from China — some from Wuhan where the virus originated. “In a normal school year, our students, some of them would go home to China, but with the travel advisories that the BCCDC has in place, our students won’t be travelling home to China,” school principal Blake Defieux said. Other students in the program come from countries such as Rwanda, Japan, India and Iran.

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A Thompson Rivers University professor says the stimulus package introduced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a good start to weathering the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but added more must be done if the virus expands greatly in Canada. On Wednesday, the federal government announced $1.1 billion in funding, which includes $500 million in support for provinces, $275 million for research and $5 million in Employment Insurance benefits. Dr. Ehsan Latif, a professor

in TRU’s School of Business and Economics, said more preparation is needed. On Thursday federal Health Minister Patty Hadju said an estimated 30 to 70 per cent of Canadians could become infected with COVID-19. “If it happens, then what will happen is all business will be disrupted,” Latif said. “That’ll be a big disaster if it happens, but I hope not.” Latif’s concern is the impact on small business owners and part-time workers in the event there is a large Canadian outbreak, with many people left unemployed from jobs at places such as malls, restaurants and factories due to the need to self-isolate. Latif noted a more detailed

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lberta Judge Michele Hollins delivered a truly horrifying court decision last week, one we feel must go to the Supreme Court of Canada or risk setting back Canadian law by decades. The case is pretty straightforward and so, one would have thought, would be a guilty verdict. Instead, Matthew Brown got an absolute gift of an acquittal that leaves us afraid for the future of justice in this country. Brown, now 29, was a student at Mount Royal University in Calgary when he, voluntarily, drank and got high on magic mushrooms. He then proceeded to strip naked, break into professor Janet Hamnett’s home, and violently beat her with a broom handle until she was able to escape. His defence? He was too high to be held responsible for his actions and he had not endured a bad reaction during previous consumption of magic mushrooms. Hamnett has permanent physical damage to one hand from the attack, not to mention the psychological trauma that will stay with her. What if Brown had killed or raped her? Would he still have been acquitted because being high made it not his fault? The bottom line is Brown chose to become so intoxicated and he is responsible for what he did while in that state. Legal decisions have reflected this view in the past. We don’t let drunk drivers who kill someone off the hook because they were drunk behind the wheel. In fact, that’s an aggravating, not mitigating factor. Our justice system cannot allow criminals to get away with their crimes because they are too high or drunk. This case must be appealed, all the way to Canada’s top court if necessary. Intoxication is not a defence.



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n the past week, I have received three calls and an email, all claiming there are one or two COVID-19 cases at Royal Inland Hospital that health officials are keeping secret from the public. Rumours abound, including false claims of COVID-19 at RIH being spread by the anonymous creator of an anti-arts centre social media page. The fact is, as of 3 p.m. on Thursday — when this page went to press — there had been no known COVID-19 cases at any hospital in the Interior Health region, including Royal Inland. As of Thursday at 3 p.m., there had been one case of COVID-19 involving a person within the Interior Health region — and that person is recovering at home in isolation, with health officials saying there is no risk of exposure to others. We know this because we have spoken to those in government with this information. Like toilet paper in stores, facts seem to be flying off the shelves of common sense as the COVID19 outbreak — upgraded on Wednesday to pandemic status by the World Health Organization — continues. It’s fine to be concerned and it is not unreasonable to prepare for serious scenarios, but it is not good form to spread rumours with no basis in fact. Whether by phone, email or


MUSINGS social media, the COVID-19 situation has confirmed there is too much information out there, much of it nonsense. On an almost daily basis this month, usually at 3:30 p.m., Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, the province’s minister of health, hold briefings, at which they update the number of confirmed cases in B.C. and the health regions involved. As of Wednesday’s briefing for reporters, there remained one confirmed case in the vast Interior Health region. Sure, there may be more asyet unconfirmed cases and there may be people who were infected, but have since recovered without medical aid. There may indeed be cases that emerge at the hospital. Those scenarios are possible. But to suggest health officials would hide the fact there are positive COVID-19 cases at RIH in

Kamloops does not make sense. If Henry and Dix are updating the growing number of confirmed cases in the province — 46 as of Wednesday, with one death, that of a man in his 80s at a care home in North Vancouver, where the virus has spread — what possible reason is there for omitting that case or two at Royal Inland Hospital that is the subject of rumour-mongering? There is no reason, unless you are among those whose common sense has been hijacked by conspiracy theory scenarios, in which case all the hand-washing and toilet paper in the world won’t help your malady. As Stephen May of the Ministry of Health told me this week: “Once we have confirmed positive cases, we will announce them daily. “Staff will start doing a traceback of people they may have been in contact with. People will get contacted if public health deems that necessary. The main thing is wash your hands, avoid touching your face and, if you feel sick, stay home.” I would add to that sage advice the need for people to stop relying on random tweets and Facebook posts for information, start following reputable news sources and consider self-quarantining tongues when tempted to repeat the latest rumours that are spreading faster than the virus itself.

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IT IS TIME TO NIX THE ‘N’ WORD AMONG YOUTH Editor: I am frustrated with the lack of action from our school board with respect to a complaint of mine. I contacted the board in September 2019 about students at some of the schools using the “N” word. At the time, a news story out of Vancouver had just come out about a student at one of the schools there using racist language. My daughters, in grades 7 and 9, have both experienced people in their classes using the “N” word around them — not necessarily directed at them, but being used. They have also had other students asking them for permission to use the word. I contacted the school district because there doesn’t seem to anybody dealing with this issue. However, since September, I have heard nothing from SD73 and I don’t think anything has been done at any of the schools. I feel very strongly that, as Kamloops becomes more diverse, there needs to be a conversation about how some things are not acceptable. The “N” word should never be used. I understand kids are listening to a lot of rap and hip hop and that the word is used by those artists, but there is a big difference between a black hip hop artist using the word and some kids in Kamloops adding it to their vocabulary. I urge all parents to have the conversation with their children. I know many are getting annoyed with increasing talk about everything being politically correct, but this is more than that, which is why this conversation needs to happen. Heather Thomas Kamloops

IN A PARKING PICKLE AT RIH Editor: My son, who has cerebral palsy and who frequents Royal Inland Hospital often, cannot walk as freely as others do and uses a walker to get around. Looking for parking is a nightmare as I usually have to drop him off (which in itself is a challenge, as the entryway has been barricaded) while I park a few streets away. Meeting up with my son makes for another challenge, as he tends to get lost. This takes up so much time and energy and should not have to happen. I can only imagine what others who rely on walkers and wheelchairs have to go through. There seems to be only a few spots marked for disabled parking and one could fit two vehicles in one spot. It is absolutely frustrating when they

are all taken, even when we leave an hour before our appointment time. We still tend to be late for our appointments because of the parking situation.

DALLAS RESIDENTS DESERVES A DOG PARK Editor: I am disappointed with members of Kamloops council. Canine owners in Dallas have been patiently waiting for a dog park, which we were


led to believe was to be built this spring. Now we find out it’s not even in the budget. Council is happy to raise our taxes, so is it too much for us to ask for a dog park

when Sahali is getting a new bike path and Aberdeen has a lovely paved, lighted walkway along a former golf course? When city staff held neighbourhood meetings in Dallas, a dog park was the

Editor: I want to pass on a great, big, heartfelt thank you to Drake Cremation Services and its staff for how supportive and compassionate they all have been. When my wife passed away, they looked after everything, including filling

What has been your response to the COVID-19 outbreak?


What’s your take?

Business as usual

54% (522 votes)

Washing hands more often

32% (308 votes)

Avoiding gathering places

12% (117 votes)

Purchased mask/hygiene products 2% (15 votes)

No. 1 request. I guess borrowing $45 million for an arts centre is more important. Fay Nash Kamloops

out all the forms and paperwork. They went above and beyond to help simplify things so I could deal with more important matters over this difficult time. It was greatly appreciated. Tom Christensen Kamloops

TALK BACK Q&A: We asked:

I agree with others that something definitely has to be done regarding parking at the hospital. Janine Davies Kamloops

Voters will go to the polls in less than a month to vote in the arts centre referendum. How will you vote?

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loops’ regional shopping centre and community hub.

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Ideal uses include: pharmacy, medical, health If you are interested in learning more, please contact: and wellness, wealth management, insurance, ne: (778) 233-6929 Doug Basarowich travel services, food services and entertainment. For more information, please contact: Email: Doug Basarowich Email: Phone: (778) 233-6929 Phone: (778) 233-6929

KTW reader Gordon Gore captured this stunning image of the super moon rising above Strawberry Hill at 8:20 p.m. this past Monday. Gore shot the moon from his home across the North Thompson River, in Westsyde. If you have a photo you would like to share with KTW readers, email it to editor@

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Aberdeen Mall is undergoing major renovations, and there are

n Mall is undergoing major renovations, and there are Spring-Summer Activity Guide is out. exciting opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs to opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs to REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. community elocate to Kamloops’ regional shopping centre and Programs are cancelled if the minimum numbers are not met. community hub. New national tenants are opening soon, including a grocery to Kamloops’ regional shopping centre and tore which will further increase foot traffic to the mall. Spring Break w national tenants are opening soon, including a grocery Staycation Drop-ins Ages: and 6–12wellness, deal uses include: pharmacy, medical, health ch will further increase foot traffic to the mall. Drop in to the Kamloops Museum for a behind-

wealth management, insurance, travel services, food services the-scenes tour of our current temporary and entertainment. es include: pharmacy, medical, health and wellness, exhibits. Learn about the creation of “Still Life”

and make an animal-themed craft! Please note For more information, please contact: management, insurance, travel services, food services that caregivers must remain with their children rtainment. at all times. Doug Basarowich

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Dance! Act! Sing! This foundational class is for

dancing in a musical revue. Learn fun dance steps and how to use props like hats and canes while you the music of the 1920s, big band, disco, and all of your favourite Broadway shows. Kamloops School of the Arts Wed Mar 25–May 27 6:00–7:00 pm 10/$125

Kids’ Craft - Story Stones


It took a jury less than three hours of deliberating to return with guilty verdicts on five of the six charges

against a Kamloops man who inadvertently shot his neighbour while he slept in an apartment next door. Bradley Hartling’s B.C. Supreme Court trial started last week and ended this past

Monday with closing arguments. Jurors began deliberating early on Tuesday afternoon and returned with their decision just before 5 p.m. The jury found Hartling guilty of armed

Ages: 6–12

Explore alternative story-telling methods! Enjoy several stories told with story stones, then paint your own set of story stones to take home. Please note that caregivers must remain with their children at all times. Kamloops Museum & Archives Sat Mar 28 10:00-11:00 am 1/$10


Drawing Floral Still Life

Learn to draw flowers in a loose, free manner as well as how to do detailed close-ups. This program provides the opportunity to learn basic drawing skills in a relaxed, fun, and supportive environment. Supplies are included. Mon Mar 30–Apr 27 7:00–8:30 pm 4/$95

Easter Cupcakes

Get a “hop” on Easter as Shirley, the Cake Lady, teaches you how to turn an average cupcake into a holiday treat! Some supplies required. Norkam Secondary School Tue Mar 31 6:30–8:30 pm 1/$32

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robbery, assault with a weapon, careless use of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm, uttering threats and pointing a firearm. He was found not guilty on an additional allegation of using a firearm in the commission of an offence. Witnesses have said Hartling was among a group of people in a first-floor suite in an apartment building at 805 Holt St. in Brocklehurst in the early-morning hours of Nov. 4, 2017. Derek Cornies, who lived in an adjacent apartment, testified last week, telling jurors he awoke on the morning of Nov. 4, 2017, with a hole in his hand. Cornies said he assumed the injury was caused by a mattress spring. He went to Royal Inland Hospital and received stitches. Later in the day, Cornies said, he found a bullet on his mattress. His wife also located a bullet hole in a wall. Cornies and his wife were sleeping on a hide-a-bed mattress while their three-

month-old son slept in a rocker next to them. Crown prosecutor Tim Livingston said a gun was fired inadvertently during a robbery. Defence lawyer Lisa Scruton suggested in her closing argument that Hartling was framed by another man in the suite, Matthew Carstairs. Carstairs testified during the trial and gave police surveillance video showing the incident unfold. The video was played for jurors during Hartling’s trial. In court, Carstairs, who admitted he was selling drugs out of the apartment at the time, said he edited the video for length before giving it to police. “He is untrustworthy, unsavoury and highly motivated to lie,” Scruton said. In his closing argument, Livingston called the notion of a setup “ridiculous.” He asked jurors to use their common sense and find Hartling guilty. A date for Hartling’s sentencing will be set this Monday. He remains in custody.

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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?”


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;

Canadian citizen;

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 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 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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hese days, false information can spread faster than the curtain falls at a Western Canada Theatre perfor-

mance. As such, Kamloops city council has indicated a need to quell misinformation in advance of an April 4 referendum that will ask voters for approval to borrow up to $45 million to build the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts. Leading up to the referendum, Kamloops This Week has been fact-checking online comments and reader queries to help set the record straight. Find our Arts Centre Fact Checker in this and previous editions of KTW and online at It appears some Kamloops residents are concerned about financing of Kamloops Centre for the Arts. Some concerns raised include the city taking on additional debt, property tax implications and

what happens should fundraising for the project fall short. Therefore, the final topic to be examined prior to referendum day via KTW’s Arts Centre Fact Checker is that of finances. We posed questions to the city about how the arts centre will be funded and how it will impact your pocketbook. The questions below were asked by KTW and the answers were provided by city staff: Q: How was the cost breakdown between the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society and city decided upon? A: The cost breakdown was based on the estimate of fundraising and grants that would be available to the project. In consultation with KPMG (which wrote the business case for the project) and in conversations with various granting agencies, it was determined that $22 million was an attainable estimate. If the fundraising goal is exceeded, then the borrowing amount could be reduced. Q: Why does the city believe it can afford this facility?

A: While the cost to build this facility is a very large number ($70 million), the city is well-positioned to pay for its share of the loan/ mortgage payments. With the Tournament Capital program debt coming to an end, the city is in a strong financial position to take on new debt without increasing its current debt repayment budget. Additionally, amenities like Kamloops Centre for the Arts enhance the livability of our community and help to attract new residents and businesses. This growth in our community specifically increases the tax base, which will offset budget increases in future years. Q: Can you compare the city’s debt load to a reference understandable to the average person? A: The current debt-servicing costs (principal and interest payments) are $6 million annually, which is approximately five per cent of the annual taxation budget. This would be the same as a $250 monthly ($3,000 annual) mortgage payment for an annual household with an income of $60,000.

Q: How is the city’s financial position different from 2015, when voters turned down a different arts centre proposal? A: In 2015, the city was still paying for debt on the Tournament Capital program loans, so any new borrowing would have had to be paid for with new taxation dollars. In 2022-2023, when Kamloops Centre for the Arts is proposed to be completed, the city’s debt for the Tournament Capital program will be fully repaid and the city is able to shift the money allocated to this expense to a new KCA loan. This allows the city to borrow up to $45 million without having to increase taxes for the mortgage/ debt payment. Q: What would the city tell someone concerned about the cost of Kamloops Centre for the Arts? A: Large community facilities are expensive to construct. While Sandman Centre cost $18.5 million when it was built in 1992, it is estimated that it would cost well over $50 million to build today. The Kamloops Centre for the Arts project has several factors

that help offset the city’s capital costs, such as the personal donation from Ron and Rae Fawcett and the fundraising, sponsorship and potential funding from other levels of government. These factors allow the community to gain a valuable asset at less expense to taxpayers. While there will be an ongoing operating subsidy for this building, it is anticipated to be lower than the following subsidies for other public facilities: Sandman Centre (2018): $752,197; Tournament Capital Centre (2018): $1.27 million; arenas (2018 combined): $2.17 million; Kamloops Centre for the Arts (Year 1): $703,000; Kamloops Centre for the Arts (Year 5): $383,000. Investing in livability supports the vibrancy of our community and helps ensure the city continues to grow, which in turn supports the tax base. Q: What would this facility cost to build in 10, 25 and 50 years? A: It is impossible to predict what the future construction costs may be for a facility like this. See FACT CHECKER, A13

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Fact checker: No city money given to ‘yes’ side FROM A12

Advance voting in the Kamloops Centre for the Arts referendum will take place on Wednesday, March 25, and Wednesday, April 1, at Heritage House, at 100 Lorne St. downtown. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. General voting day is on Saturday, April 4, at 16 locations, with polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., except at Sahali Mall, where polls will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Much more information on what you need to vote, and where to vote, is on page A14.

What we do know is that construction materials and labour costs never decrease over time. For example, Sandman Centre cost $18.5 million to build in 1992 and, based on similar new builds in other communities, it would cost over $50 million to build the same facility today. Q: Are the numbers realistic? What meaningful fundraising initiatives are underway to keep the city’s capital investment down? A: Once Kamloops Centre for the Arts is approved by voters, the KCA Society — a non-profit organization — will focus on building a strategic, multi-year fundraising plan in support of the project. Fundraising efforts will include applying for federal and provincial grants, as well as seeking support from the corporate community, private foundations, and individuals in our region who are passionate about what a new arts centre will mean to our community. Q: Why can’t the society raise all of the money to build Kamloops Centre for the Arts without the city having to borrow? A: Facilities like arenas, pools and theatres are city-owned assets and ultimately the responsibility of the city. The arts community and the KCA Society are working toward providing a significant contribution for the construction of this facility, but ultimately, as a city asset, it is the responsibility of the city to construct the KCA. All of the other recreation facilities within the community have been built and funded almost entirely by the city. Q: The city approved spending $35,000 on a communications budget for the referendum. What is that money going toward? Did the city pay for street signs seen around town promoting a “Yes” vote? If not, who is paying? A: The $35,000 budget council approved was for sharing factual information about the Kamloops Centre for the Arts project, finances and referendum, such as information contained on the Let’s Talk website. For example, ads will be running this month with information on voting dates, voting locations, voter eligibility, ID requirements, etc. The “Vote Yes” signs you see around town are paid for by the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society, which is in no way funded by the City of Kamloops. Q: Will ticket prices be affordable? If they are too high, people paying for KCA will not be able to use it. A: The KCA will be used by a variety of groups for many different types of events. The ticket prices for events are set by the promoter or the entity that is bringing in

the show. It is anticipated that ticket pricing will be similar to what is currently being set for events in the Sagebrush Theatre and Sandman Centre.

able to build the funding into its financial planning process, similar to how a household plans for its home’s eventual furnace or roof repairs.

Q: Could the building design be scaled back to save money? If not, why not? If so, how? A: Detailed design has not been completed for the project; however, while it would be possible to change the scope of the project, doing so would require additional design and architectural costs. In addition, the building has been designed to support the city’s growing population, which is expected to reach 120,000 people within the next 20 years.

Q: How much will it cost the city on an annual basis to pay for additional staff, managers, maintenance, cleaners, advertising, heat, hydro and water to operate the facility? A: The recommended structure of the management and oversight of the theatre is for a not-for-profit organization to run the facility on behalf of the city. This group would collect the revenues as well as pay for the operating expenses. The business case prepared by KPMG for the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society projects the total operating cost of $2.6 million for the first year of operation, of which $703,000 would be subsidized by the City. By year five, the costs and subsidies are projected to be $2.99 million and $383,000, respectively.

Q: The city is currently spending millions of dollars to upgrade the 40-yearold Canada Games Aquatic Centre. What capital costs are expected for Kamloops Centre for the Arts in 10, 25 and 50 years? Will the society be expected to help pay? If not, why not? A: The Kamloops Centre for the Arts would be a city-owned asset and, as such, it will be the city’s responsibility to maintain the facility to a standard that is safe and that supports delivering the needs of the facility. While it’s impossible to predict the actual costs, the industry standard for building maintenance costs is approximately one per cent of the building’s value for the first 10 years, increasing to 1.5 per cent for the 10- to 25-year term. Once built, the KCA would be added to the city’s assetmanagement program, which tracks the useful life of components with known life spans, such as roofs, HVAC systems, etc. With an asset-management plan, the city plans for maintenance and repairs and is

Q: How much has the city spent on this project to date, including purchasing of the Kamloops Daily News property, demolishing the building, paving the lot, staff hours, etc.? From where did that money come? Has it resulted in any tax increases? A: The city purchased the property in 2014 for $4.8 million. To date, the city has spent $1.1 million on the proposed site, including the costs for building demolition, site security during demolition, removal and proper disposal of building materials, construction of the surface parking lot and site landscaping. This money came from reserves, including the parking reserve. Q: Who pays for Kamloops Centre for

the Arts if it goes over budget? A: If the project were to go over budget, the funding would need to come from other levels of government, grants, donors or other city sources, such as reserves. The referendum will set the maximum amount the city can borrow for the project. Alternatively, if costs were to escalate, the scope of the project could be reconsidered to ensure it fits within the available funding. Q: What would the city do with the money currently going toward the TCC loan repayment if Kamloops Centre for the Arts is not realized? By how much could the city reduce taxes if it does not borrow more money when the TCC loan repayment is complete? A: If the referendum is not successful and no additional debt is incurred before the TCC debt is retired, the savings would be passed on to taxpayers on their property taxes. The savings on annual property taxes would be a one-time reduction of approximately $48 for the average house. Q: If Kamloops Centre for the Arts will lose the city money, by way of subsidizing the facility, why should the city build it? Isn’t that bad business? A: Most community facilities — such as pools, ice rinks, parks and theatres — are built by municipalities because they are valuable to the community but are not profitable. If these venues were profitable, communities would likely see them built by private entities. If the city were to operate these facilities at a profit, they would need to charge significantly higher usage fees that would greatly reduce the accessibility for many residents.


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City receiving arts centre mail-in ballots JESSICA WALLACE


Advance voting for the Kamloops Centre for the Arts referendum is two weeks away and the first mail-in-ballots have already arrived at city hall. The city allows mailin ballots on an application basis to those who may be away from Kamloops during advance and general voting days or who have a physical disability, illness or injury that prevents them from voting in person. Chief election officer Deanna Campbell said 43 ballots had been received as of Tuesday, with 95 mailin ballots issued as of Wednesday. Voters are being asked whether they approve of the city borrowing up to $45 million to help build Kamloops Centre for the Arts, a 120,000-square foot arts centre proposed downtown at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Seymour Street. Advance voting will take place on Wednesday, March 25, and Wednesday, April 1, at Heritage House, at 100 Lorne St. downtown. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. General voting day is on Saturday, April 4. Voting locations include: • Aberdeen elementary, 2191 Van Horne Dr. in Aberdeen; • Arthur Hatton elementary, 315 Chestnut Ave. in North Kamloops; • Arthur Stevenson elementary, 2890 Bank Rd. in Westsyde; • Beattie elementary, 492 McGill Rd. in Sahali; • Dallas elementary, 296 Harper Rd. in Dallas; • Dufferin elemen-

tary, 1880 Hillside Dr. in Dufferin; • Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. downtown; • Lloyd George elementary, 830 Pine St. in Sagebrush (South Kamloops); • NorKam senior secondary, 730 12th St. in North Kamloops; • Parkcrest elementary at George Hilliard, 985 Holt St. in Brocklehurst; • Rayleigh elementary, 306 Puett Ranch Rd. in Rayleigh; • R.L. Clemitson elementary, 5990 Todd Rd. in Barnhartvale; • Sahali Mall, 945 West Columbia St. in Sahali; • South Sa-Hali elementary, 1585 Summit Dr. in Sahali; • Valleyview secondary, 1950 Valleyview Dr. in Valleyview; • Westsyde elementary, 745 Walkem Rd. in Westsyde. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on general voting day, save for Sahali Mall, where the poll will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. To vote in the referendum, go to a voting location on election day and provide two pieces of identification, including at least one piece with your signature and one piece with your address. The combined BC Driver’s Licence and BC Care Card will only be considered as one piece of ID. Acceptable identification includes: • BC Driver’s Licence; • BC ID card from Motor Vehicle Branch; • ICBC owner’s certificate of insurance and vehicle licence; • BC Care Card; • Status Card; • Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance



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Bylaws meeting under one roof The city’s bylaws department is consolidating its services under one roof. Beginning next week, the city’s parking team will move from city hall to 1303 Mission Flats Rd., where it will provide animal control, dog licensing and parking services out of one location. The city said the move is intended to help streamline processes, in addition to online payment services available through Flowbird and iPass.

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As winter nears an end, city reviews snow work JESSICA WALLACE


For nearly three decades, the city plowed the sidewalk along Van Horne Drive in Aberdeen. About two years ago, however, the crews stopped clearing a one-block portion between Laurier and Braemar drives. An area resident said he contacted the city, but the reason for the change in service remains elusive. “I was never given a reason, other than it shouldn’t have been done,” Randy Nelson told KTW. As a result, Nelson said, he worries about the safety of children and transit users who are dropped off and picked up along that stretch of road near Aberdeen elementary. Nelson said that when the city plows the street, it builds a berm up to three feet high in front of the sidewalk, one he is not responsible for clearing. Nor is he capable, he noted, when it freezes solid. The problem with that berm is that when pedestrians need to access the sidewalk, they are required at times to climb over a three-foot snow wall in traffic. In addition to safety concerns, Nelson believes the city is overpaying.

To address accessibility of the bus stop, the city has apparently brought in a gravel loader to clear the area, something Nelson said “had to cost a lot more than a sidewalk plough driving by an area twice.” Nelson wants the sidewalk between Laurier and Braemar drives to once again be cleared, as the city looks to review its snow-clearing service levels. During a recent civic operations committee meeting, three city councillors unanimously approved a review of snowclearing service levels and operations. The committee wants to understand best practices in other communities. More information on the snow-clearing review will go to the civic operations committee in June. Despite the city’s addition of snow-clearing staff last year, Coun. Dale Bass said problems persist. Complaints she has heard from the public relate to cul de sacs and sidewalks. “Apparently, we have stopped doing sidewalks in a lot of areas that we used to do,” Bass told KTW. Coun. Bill Sarai said another problem he has heard is around inconsistency in service, wherein drivers are given discretion to plow or not to plow. As a result, he said, an area

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In an effort to streamline the process, the city is shifting toward a permanent dog tag system. Council approved amendments to the dog responsibility and control bylaw on Tuesday. Effective this year, no longer will dog owners receive a new dog tag each year and renewals are available online. “You get one tag,” City of Kamloops community and protective services director Byron McCorkell said. “Basically, it’s renewed every year, like a subscription, if you

want to put it that way. “You can do it electronically. Once the first one goes, the tag goes to the dog, and then we don’t have to do the mail out of another tag every year.” Asked how much money the city will save as a result of this measure, McCorkell said the city saves from sending out between 7,000 and 8,000 dog tags annually. The dollar amount could not be quantified. McCorkell said the licence fee has in the past covered the cost of the dog tag. With fewer dog tags being distributed going forward, however, the cost of the license will not decrease. McCorkell said


Benches, fencing and waste bag dispensers have been installed at a new dog park on the corner of Aviation Way and Tranquille Road in Brocklehurst, a $170,000 project financed by Trans Mountain as it expands its pipeline through Kamloops. On Wednesday, the city announced the new dog park is open, but added more work will be done, including lighting and water fountains as weather permits. Turf work will continue this spring. The city’s civic operations director, Jen Fretz, also previously told KTW the project costs would include a parking lot. The new park comes as the nearby

Ord Road Dog Park will close on March 23 as the Trans Mountain project gets underway. Once the pipeline twinning has been completed, that park will reopen, leaving the area with two canine convening spots. The Aviation Way site has been used by dog owners in the past. However, Fretz previously said the property was never officially a dog park. Trans Mountain will cover costs of building the park, but the city will do the work and maintain the facility in the future. Fretz expects that work to be minimal. The city will also receive $700,000 when the pipeline expansion project begins after it signed a community benefits agreement with Trans Mountain.

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Grades 8 and 9 to be added to Sun Peaks School MICHAEL POTESTIO


Sun Peaks elementary will have a new name and new grades for the 2020-2021 school year. The KamloopsThompson school board has unanimously approved adding grades 8 and 9 and changing the name of the elementary to Sun Peaks School. In doing so, the board resolved to keep kindergarten through Grade 7 classes on their current four-day per week schedule, but approved implementing a five-day per week schedule for the incoming eighth and ninth graders. Grades 8 and 9 will be located in a portable in a different location than the elementary classes and require an additional 74 hours of instruction compared to elementary grades. Staff had recommended implementing grades 8 and 9 into the school, which would require the implementation of a five-day per week school calendar

DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE Students attend class in this building at Sun Peaks Resort. The population will expand in the 2020-20201 school year.

to best accommodate the additional hours of instruction, but public consultation revealed parents overall preferred a four-day per week schedule. School district staff will also investigate alternative school calendar options in consultation with employee groups and parents. “At least that’s a start on the eight, nine, and I think a lot of people’s concern was the K-7,”

trustee John O’Fee said, noting he felt the public was primarily concerned with the elementary grades switching to a five-day week. According to a report on the public consultation from assistant superintendent Bill Hamblett, approximately 75 people attended a Jan. 29 consultation meeting, with 13 parents providing feedback. The school district received another




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parents use the noninstructional Friday to accommodate their children’s medical, dental and optometrist appointments. Parents also use the Friday to spend time with their kids as many parents in Sun Peaks reported working on weekends. The recommended name change to Sun Peaks School was supported in the public consultation and no alternative names were provided. The school’s enrolment projections show between 92 and 96 students per year are expected to populate the elementary grades in the next three years. This school year, there are 19 students in the grades 8 and 9 age range who live in Sun Peaks and that number is projected to increase to about 25 students over the next three years. The process to fully integrate grades 8 and 9 began last October, when a request to do so was made by the Sun Peaks Education Society. The school district

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Judge rejects Warrior’s TRU campus bid NICOLE MANUEL WAS ONE OF THREE PROTESTERS ARRESTED AT THE UNIVERSITY IN DECEMBER 2018 Red ink was splashed around the Campus Activity Centre at TRU on Dec. 10, 2018, by protesters opposed to the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci, appointed by Ottawa to oversee consultations with Indigenous communities on the pipeline expansion route, was holding a roundtable meeting inside. MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW FILE



Calling the request “a little bit ironic,” a Kamloops judge has dismissed the application of a Tiny House Warrior who asked to be allowed to attend a conference at Thompson Rivers University — a campus from which she was barred from stepping foot on following her arrest at a 2018 pipeline protest. Nicole Manuel, also known as Mayuk, was one of three protesters arrested on TRU’s campus on Dec. 10, 2018, after members of the Tiny House Warriors allegedly smeared red paint on the walls and windows of the university’s Campus Activity Centre during a pipeline consultation meeting helmed by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci. The meeting was taking place in rented space on campus and was not a TRU event. In Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, defence lawyer Joe Killoran said Manuel is scheduled to speak at and attend this weekend’s Human Rights Symposium

and Delegation, organized by the Tiny House Warriors and the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade. The conference is slated to take place in rented space on TRU’s campus on Saturday, followed by a field trip to the Blue River area on Sunday. Killoran asked for a court order allowing Manuel to attend campus for the event. TRU opposed

Manuel’s application, as did the Crown. Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame did not take long to make up her mind. “Does it not strike you as a little bit ironic that she wants to go to TRU, the place where she met the charges, to speak to the very topic the charges flow from?” Frame asked.



Have you noticed that when you run into an old acquaintance or someone you haven’t seen in a while, and you exchange pleasantries, the conversation will include information about how busy, busy, busy that person is? I say the same thing. It’s because we are all busier in our lives — more than ever. Many are balancing careers, families, kids, fitness and so much more. By the time the end of the day rolls around, we are exhausted. Many of us are connected all day to our devices and we even answer work emails just before our heads hit the pillow. We are living in what is known as the Gig Economy. So many people have side hustles, along with full-time jobs. People like to think it will slow down one day, when retirement comes, but for many it gets even busier. My mom retired at 65 and she is now 82. She became busier after retirement and I remember it was always easier to track her down when she worked because now I never know where she is. Between golfing, pickleball, boot camp, book club, travelling, visiting friends and family and volunteering, she is a busy lady. It’s wonderful to see people living life to the




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“What I find ironic is the commitment TRU espouses given their position now,” Killoran replied. “They themselves talk about being on unceded Secwépemc territory.” Frame dismissed Manuel’s application. “The university doesn’t want her there and they have the right to stand by that position,” Frame said.

Speakers expected to attend the conference on Saturday include broadcaster and filmmaker Avi Lewis and First Nations lawyer and activist Pam Palmater. Manuel is the sister of Kanhaus Manuel, a leader of the Tiny House Warrior movement — a group of First Nations activists opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion crossing Secwépemc territory. The group has constructed a number of tiny houses it plans to place along the pipeline route as a means of protest. Manuel and her two coaccused, Chantel Manuel and Isha Jules, are slated to stand trial in November on charges of mischief under $5,000, assault and causing a disturbance stemming from the December 2018 protest at TRU.


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Duo did damage to mailboxes and vehicles On Thursday, March 5, a man and woman broke into the lobby and parkade of an apartment building. In the lobby, they pried open mailboxes. In the parkade, they smashed the windows of three vehicles. There is no photo of the male suspect, but the female was wearing a blue or grey hoodie, dark-coloroured pants and black shoes with white laces. She was carrying a blue bag. If you have information on the identity of this duo, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477).

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Backpack-carrying thief got away with the goods On Friday, Feb. 28, a man stole items from a Sahali store. He is white, in his early 20s, stands about 5-foot-10 and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He has brown hair and facial hair and was wearing grey sweatpants and a grey hoodie and was carrying a black backpack. If you know who he is, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 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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OTTAWA — Canada and the United States conferred over the fate of their shared border, one day after President Donald Trump slammed America’s door shut to foreign nationals who recently spent time in Europe to stop COVID-19 contagion. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said she discussed the development with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday and updated him about Canada’s strong health and border measures. The conversation was part of the scrambling the Trudeau government faced after Trump’s drastic step to slow the accelerating global pandemic — a move that could pose a serious threat to commerce and travel between Canada and its largest trading partner. “I spoke with him about the very strong public health system and health-care system in Canada and the measures we are taking to combat the coronavirus,” Freeland told reporters on Parliament Hill, noting they also agreed to remain in contact over the Canada-U.S. border. The Trudeau government faced strong calls Thursday from business leaders to avoid overreacting to Trump’s decision to bar most foreign nationals who were recently in Europe. They urged the government

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TORONTO — Keeping distance from others as a way to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 ramped up across Canada on Thursday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife went into precautionary selfisolation and major events were cancelled amid growing concerns about a pandemic that has tipped financial markets into a downward spiral. Examples of social distancing, which experts say is one of the most effective ways of curtailing the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, were on full display. The first ministers’ meeting in Ottawa was cancelled, as were the Juno Awards scheduled for the weekend in Saskatoon and the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March

29. The National Hockey League suspended its season and Major League Baseball ended spring training in Florida and pushed back the start of the season. The Toronto Raptors advised players, coaches and travelling staff to go into self-isolation for 14 days. The advice followed Monday night’s Raptors game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City and the NBA’s decision to suspend its season because a Jazz player had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said all public schools will shut down for two weeks after March break, meaning they would not reopen until early next month. Cities across the country cancelled a variety of events including St. Patrick’s Day parades, while religious groups called off services.

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inyamin Netanyahu, or ‘Bibi,’ as everyone calls him, is the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history. He is still in office, despite the fact he has failed to win three elections in a row. Last June, last September and again early this month, Israeli voters split their votes in ways that made it almost impossible to put together a new government. Bibi declared victory, but he has already failed to form a coalition with a majority in the 120-member Knesset (parliament). He failed despite promising to annex all the Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Even the unstinting support of U.S. President Donald Trump, whose “vision” for a permanent peace settlement reads like a checklist of the territorial demands of the Israeli far right, didn’t do the trick. The two-state solution — Jews and Arabs living peacefully sideby-side in separate sovereign states — has been dead for a long time and Trump’s “peace plan” just drove a stake through its heart. But the only alternative is the one-state solution, in which the Arabs who are Israeli citizens and the considerably larger number who live in the occupied territories form a Palestinian near-majority within the expanded single state of Israel. That Israel could be a democratic state in which every citizen has an equal say or an apartheid state in which most Arabs are subjects, not citizens — but it can’t be both. The major obstacle to forming a majority coalition is the fact Bibi goes on trial later this month on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Even if he is found guilty, he could technically stay in office until his last appeal is exhausted, a process


WATCH that could take years. This prospect is understandably unattractive to the leading opposition party, Benny Ganz’s Blue and White Party. Ganz will only consider a power-sharing left-right coalition with Bibi’s Likud party (which would command a majority) if Ganz gets to be prime minister for the first two years. Then Netanyahu could take his turn if he is absolved by the courts; otherwise not. This deal is equally unattractive to Bibi as the safest place for him to be at the moment is in the prime minister’s office. It is a stalemate. A fourth election looms because Bibi can go on calling them. Meanwhile, the Israeli state drifts aimlessly, with no legislation and not even a proper budget. What is to be done? A few days ago, Ganz broke the rules of Israeli politics by asking for the support of the Joint List, the umbrella organization of all of Israel’s Arab political parties. The Joint List wouldn’t actually be in the coalition government, but the votes of its 15 Knesset members would put the Jewish opposition parties over the top and make Benny prime minister. Presumably, they would expect some concessions in return, which alarms those Jewish Israelis who see their Arab fellowcitizens as traitors and potential terrorists, but talks between the parties have begun. This groundbreaking deal may never be consummated — the

odds are against it — but it is nevertheless a turning point. For the first time, the real Israel of today is showing through the cracks in its hidebound politics. Five years ago, President Reuven Rivlin — “Ruvi” to his friends — made a startling speech in which he pointed out that barely half the children now in Israeli primary schools will grow up to be Zionists. Right down to the end of the 20th century, a large majority of the population was secular Zionists, mostly of Eastern European origin, and everybody else was minorities, but that time is gone. Only 38 per cent of children in primary

school today are secular Zionists. Another 15 per cent are national-religious — observant Jews who nevertheless share the Zionist vision. A quarter of the children are Haredim — ultra-Orthodox Jews who do not recognize the legitimacy of the Jewish state, regarding it as a rebellion against God. Another quarter is Arab and mostly Muslim. Few people in the latter two groups will even serve in the army. These four very different “tribes,” as Ruvi calls them, have to share Israel, like it or not. Moreover, the onestate Israel that implies, extending from the

Jordan Valley to the Mediterranean, will have to include all the Arabs in the occupied territories, as well. Learning to live together, given all the bitter history, may be well-nigh impossible, but there are no other options. This certainly is not a vision Ganz shares. His willingness to admit Israeli Arabs to the country’s coalition politics is grudging at best. “This is not the government we wanted,” he said. And yet, it might be the government that Israel needs. Read more Gwynne Dyer columns online at, under the Opinion tab.


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t was 5:30 a.m., a time when the jungle shifts its consciousness between night and day. The sound of cicadas pierced the dawn with their screeching whine, like a siren that would have you believe you were still in a city. But this was no urban jungle, it was the real thing. Located at the end of a twohour drive over an earthen road, Danum Valley lies amidst a 438square metre timber concession — a natural rainforest in the heart of Borneo. Here, scientific research unravels the environmental impact of logging — a key industry in this part of the world — which decades ago created the world’s only long-term project to consistently replant rainforest. But as the mists of morning still shrouded its secrets, our minds were on something more immediate. The comforts of our lodge were a far cry to the path we were on, following our guide through the humid, Borneo forest toward the canopy fly-over. I was filled with anticipation. We brushed past thick ferns, flowering creepers and an assortment of exotic vegetation. Trail-side mimosas curled up their leaves at our touch. Then, the path narrowed and ropy vines and roots criss-crossed our route, daring us to stumble. “Ninety-feet isn’t so high for a canopy walkway,” I thought to myself, as I clamboured up the wooden towers toward the platforms. From here, poised like some trapeze artist, I studied the bridge more carefully and began to have second thoughts. It stretched before me as a series of long wooden slats bound

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see the jungle floor, obscured by a tangle of leaves, vines and dangling taproots. “What an extraordinary art of nature this place is,” I exclaimed under my breath. Instantly, there was the clickclick-click call of the gecko. Local folklore believes the gecko calls only when it hears an absolute, universal truth. Here, above the jungle canopy, it had just confirmed to me, this was indeed one of nature’s wonders. Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent newspaper syndicate. For more information, go online to travelwriterstalescom. Photo: Haida Gwaii

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Art Exposed continues until March 14 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 West Seymour St. More than 200 pieces of original artwork from artists in the Thompson-Nicola region are currently on display and up for sale.






estern Canada Theater says all events, performances and classes will be proceeding as scheduled despite the ongoing pandemic. In a release to media Thursday afternoon signed by managing director Evan Klassen and artistic director James MacDonald, WCT said additional cleaning and disinfecting measures will be done to protect public health and patrons will be encouraged to wash their hands. Those feeling sick are being encouraged to stay at home and anyone choosing to do so can contact the Kamloops Live box office, 250-374-5483, on the day of the performance to arrange for an account credit or exchange for another event. “Until the province issues a directive against public gatherings, or the closure of facilities, our facilities remain open, with the new measures indicated,” Klassen said in an email to KTW. The current WCT season has nearly wrapped up. The theatre organization is showing Café Daughter until March 21 at Pavilion Theatre. The final mainstage production will be Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, running from March 26 to April 4 at the Sagebrush. Boy in the Moon will run from April 15 to April 19 and Every Brilliant Thing runs from April 30 to May 9, both at the Pavilion.


While Kamloops reporter and Interior surfer John Luke will live to play another week in the house, things aren’t looking so hot for his Evictors alliance. As of KTW press time on Thursday, before eviction, it looked like Michael, the Prince George military vet and close ally of John Luke, was headed out the door. Wednesday’s episode ended with a John Luke temper tantrum — clothes were thrown, pillows were punched — in the moments after an all-time blindside reveal sent Michael onto the block. Head of Household Chris — whose failure earlier in the week to recognize his own mom when she delivered him dinner has to


go down as one of the strangest moments in Big Brother Canada history — convinced the Evictors that Minh-Ly was the backdoor target, and the Evictors bit. In one scene on Wednesday’s episode, Michael displayed how in the dark he was in a conversation with Sheldon and John Luke. “Then you look like an asshole in front of Canada,” he said, talking about how clueless he thought Minh-Ly was. Assuming Michael was sent packing on Thursday, John Luke will no doubt find himself feeling like he’s fighting for his life in the HOH comp. Hopefully, the remaining Evictors read the writing on the wall and start building social relationships with those outside their clique.

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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. or at the door.



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DEVON COYOTE March 14, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.


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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







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, 250374-5483 and online at








BLUES/ROCK/REGGAE March 21, Tumbleweed Lounge at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.

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The Kamloops Film Festival has returned with 26 featurelength films. The final weekend of the Kamloops Film Festival is underway. On Friday, catch Canadian drama White Lie at 6 p.m. and follow it up with post-grindhouse action flick Amazon Hot Box, part of Darkfest. The final three films will screen on Saturday, with the Westwold-filmed and Kamloops-talentpacked Beyond the Woods at 1 p.m., The Fall of the American Empire at 4 p.m. and The Extraordinary Journey of Fakir at 6 p.m. For ticket information and a complete schedule, go online to

Set in 1950s small-town Saskatchewan, Café Daughter 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



KAMLOOPS FILM FESTIVAL Until March 14, Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St.

CAFÉ DAUGHTER Until March 20, various showtimes, Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.



More than 200 pieces of original artwork will be up for sale at the Old Courthouse as part of the regional art exhibit Art Exposed. Admission is by donation.

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.

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FROM MARCH 13 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

DINNER AND COMEDY March 25, 7:30 p.m., Chances Casino Kamloops, 1250 Halston Ave.

Catch dinner and a show with comedian Wiley Roberts, a former MADtv writer. Multiple dinner seatings are available beginning at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $25, available online at

CHELSEA HOTEL March 26 to April 4, various showtimes, Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave.

Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen is the story of a songwriter who checks in to New York’s Chelsea Hotel, desperately looking for lyrics for his next song, all told through the music of Leonard Cohen. Tickets are $49, less for students and seniors or pay-what-you-can matinees. For a complete show schedule and more information, call the Kamloops Live box office at 250-3745483 or go online to

MISFIT NIGHT MARKET March 28, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Brautigan Library, 443 Tranquille Rd.

What organizers call “a pop-up market for weirdos, by weirdos” will feature 17 vendors, brews from Red Beard and music by spun vinyl courtesy of Barnacle Records. Admission is free.

ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE April 6, 7:30 p.m., Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave.

The Rocket Man, a tribute to Elton John, features vocalist Ryan Langevin backed by a full live band and dancers. The show will open with The Piano Man, a tribute to Billy Joel. Tickets are $55, available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-3745483 and online at

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE April 8, April 9, 8 p.m., The Dunes at Kamloops, 652 Dunes Dr.

Pair dinner and drinks with the music of Johnny Cash featuring Devon Brayne, who will play Cash classics like Ring of Fire, Walk the Line, A Boy Named Sue and One Piece at a Time. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55, available by calling 250-579-3300.

HAIR MASSACURE April 11, 6:30 p.m., Colombo Lodge, 814 Lorne St.

A fundraiser gala in support of BC Children’s Hospital’s Wigs for Kids BC program will see event organizer Paul Cuthbert cut off his hair and beard for a good cause. There’s music, too. Kamloops band Forum will perform, as will Sabrina Weeks and Mike Hilliard. Individual tickets to the event are $100. Tables of 10 are available for $1,000. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, Colombo Lodge and at Long and McQuade.

HEAVY ROCK TOUR KICKOFF April 16, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.

Local heavy rock bands Hemptress and Minx are setting out on tour. The kickoff show will be at the Grotto and the two will be joined by another local band, Headcheese. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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he annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival will soon be back on the saddle. From March 19 to March 22, the Kamloops Cowboy Festival will occupy the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre and various other venues around town. The event features a trade show, entertainment, workshops, dinners, dances and theatre. It all begins on Thursday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with preFestival entertainment at the Horse Barn, 517 Mt. Paul Way. The kickoff party will happen later that day, coinciding with a dinner dance featuring Ed Wahl and his band at the Hal Rogers Centre, 2025 Summit Dr. Tickets are $50. Cocktails will be

served at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. On Friday, entertainment continues at the Horse Barn until 2 p.m., while back at the Coast, doors will open at 9 a.m. for ticket purchases. The trade and art shows will run from noon to 6 p.m., with dinner, dance and entertainment later in the evening. Doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and the trade show runs all day, while the art show begins at 11 a.m. An evening show will take place at 7 p.m. while happy hour at 5:30 p.m. leads into dinner and a show, beginning at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, doors open at 9:30 a.m. and entertainment in the ballroom begins. Cowboy Church will be held at 10:30 a.m. until noon. The trade and art shows run from

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it all wraps up with dinner theatre beginning with happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Some 30 vendors are expected at this year’s trade show, including Walhachin Woodwork, River Country Creations, BC Rodeo Association, Kactus Western Wear, Alvaredo Blade Smithing and Longhorn Rope Creations. A weekend pass is $80 and includes everything except dinner theatre all weekend. An evening show pass is $40 and includes evening performance in the ballroom and daytime admission. A day pass includes daytime entertainment, trade show and seminars and is $25. For more ticket information and a complete schedule of events, go online to

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tomato in an elevator. That is the premise not only for Todd Sullivan’s short film Tomato, it is also the punchline to a joke told to him by his daughter from a fruits and vegetablesthemed joke book she had recently received as a gift. “For days, she was hounding me with every joke in the book. One of the jokes was, ‘What’s red and goes up and down?’” That curiosity led to a short film that premiered at the 2019 Kamloops Independent Short Short Film Festival, picking up third place in the contest. “I don’t know why that joke stood out to me, but at the moment I imagined myself walking up to an elevator, having the door slide open and there being a bright red tomato in the middle of the elevator. What would I do? How would I react?” he said. In the year that followed the short film’s success at the festival, Sullivan went back to work, responding to a challenge to create a one-minute short film based on the theme ‘What’s behind the door?’ That short film screened at Paramount Theatre last weekend. Tomatoes received the honours of best sequel at KISS.





A scene from Todd Sullivan’s Tomato, which will soon screen in Croatia.

“It was the best sequel. It was also the only sequel,” he said, laughing. Days after that win, Sullivan, who works as a reporter at Kamloops This Week, got word that Tomato would be going international, set to screen at the FIFES Comedy Film Festival in Zagreb, Croatia, on April 3. Sullivan submitted the film to free-entry festivals and said he didn’t even realize FIFES was in Croatia at the time he submitted the film. Meanwhile, he’s still waiting to hear back from festivals closer to home in B.C. His recent success does not end with his own films. He also played the title role in The Economist, a short film written and directed by

Mbongeni Mngomezulu and shot by Christo Vutev. It took first place at KISS this past weekend. Now he’s got plans for a third film in the Tomato cinematic universe. While the title still eludes him, he said he does know the story — partly inspired by recent screenings he’s seen at the Kamloops Film Festival — and who he wants to cast. He also said it will be the first Tomato film with dialogue, and will likely run a little closer to the fiveminute limit for KISS submissions, where he plans to submit the film next year. While the short film portion of the festival has concluded — with a complete list of winners pending — festival screening continue until Saturday at Paramount Theatre.

here is nothing like a big blast of Beethoven to get someone back on one’s feet. That was delivered by the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra’s Heroes and Heroines concert in Kamloops on March 7 and in Salmon Arm on March 6. Beethoven’s groundbreaking Symphony No. 3 is a darkness-tolight, tumult-to-victory narrative, according to Gramophone magazine. Conductor Dina Gilbert kept the orchestra at a fast pace, finishing in just 45 minutes. Various performances researched online range from 48 to 53 minutes. Most of the shortening must have been in the marcia funebre (second movement). Its length (20 minutes or more) has been scorned by some, but we enjoyed a captivating 15-minute version. Speaking for the orchestra, Gilbert said, “This is Beethoven. We have energy right to the very end!” The two other works were equally well performed.

The first featured a fine example of collaboration. Putting a composer who explores sound in touch with a song from a culture that behooves us to appreciate was brilliant. The way in which singer Csetkwe (who is known by one name) and composer Katia Makdissi-Warren placed it before us was magical — as was the contribution from Charli Fortier. The middle piece was a reminder of how much ground women musicians have gained. Ethel Smyth is the heroine in that regard. The work was a complex mix of soloists (Elyse Jacobson on violin and Breanne Jamieson on horn) and orchestra. Only in the final movement did the soloists speak independently. It was worth the wait. Next up is a choral treasure — Fauré’s Requiem. The KSO chorus will be back, joined by baritone and soprano soloists, on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Sagebrush Theatre. And, as the April 4 Kamloops Centre for the Arts referendum nears, we could pause to think of the debt we owe artists of all stripes.


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n early February, at the beginning of the standoff between Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, the RCMP and Coastal GasLink, Canada’s federal and national police service made the extraordinary move to detain journalists covering the standoff. During the stalemate, journalists were told to move 100 yards away as the RCMP arrested a protester — too far away for any useful photographs to be taken. Two journalists who complied with the order were nonetheless detained, loaded into a police van and driven away to a nearby town. Jerome Turner, a journalist for Ricochet Media, attempted to take pictures of the RCMP making arrests after the checkpoint was breached, but was detained by the RCMP and asked to stand in a ditch, out of the range of any internet source, so he could not report the story live. After deciding to leave the area, he was further detained for four hours while the RCMP set


up a roadblock. The Canadian Association of Journalists issued a statement about the detainments, saying, “...when police threaten to arrest journalists for trying to inform the public, it is a step toward authoritarianism.” In late February, filmmaker Melissa Cox was arrested in New Hazelton, where she was documenting a train blockage by Gitxsan protesters supporting the We'suwet'en protest. She had been filming in the area for two months, gathering material for a documentary on the protests. She was handled roughly, aggravating a previous shoulder injury, and the police threw her camera to the ground. Cox was detained for seven hours and ordered to stay 10 feet away from CN property, which would make her documentary work difficult, if not impossible. Before the RCMP moved into Wet'suwet'en territory, they issued a statement saying that journalists would be allowed access to the protest site and

would be allowed to report on the situation. The CAJ has denounced all of these arrests and the general attacks on journalists trying to do their jobs to document this important story. The CAJ has repeated that “journalism is not a crime,” citing a March 2019 court ruling that said even during an injunction, the press must be allowed the freedom to report on matters of public interest. Canada is not a country like China or Russia, where the media is censored and journalists are arrested. Journalists exist to document what both the Wet'suwet'en protesters and the RCMP and Coastal GasLink are doing. No one is above the law, not even the RCMP, and the police must not attempt to hide these events from the public. Steve Marlow is the program co-ordinator at CFBX, an independent radio station in Kamloops. Tune in at 92.5 FM on the dial or go online to

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NHL arenas will be dark for the foreseeable future. And when teams will return to the ice is really anyone’s guess in the wake of commissioner Gary Bettman’s announcement Thursday that the 2019-20 season has been suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move to “pause’’ the schedule comes after the NBA took the same measure Wednesday night following the revelation a member of the Utah Jazz had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “The NHL has been attempting to follow the mandates of health experts and local authorities, while preparing for any possible developments without taking premature or unnecessary measures,’’ Bettman said in a statement following a conference call with the board of governors. “However, following news that an NBA player has tested positive for coronavirus — and given that our leagues share so many facilities and locker-rooms and it now seems likely that some member of the NHL community would test positive at some point — it is no longer appropriate to try to continue to play games at this time.’’ The NHL advised all its clubs earlier in the day not to conduct morning skates, practices or team meetings amid efforts to contain the outbreak. The Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks said Wednesday they would play upcoming home dates behind closed doors and without fans after state and local officials instituted bans on large gatherings of people, but there was no league-wide mandate. There are 189 games — including 10 slated for Thursday — left on the NHL’s



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regular-season calendar. It’s unclear what the hiatus means for those contests or the playoffs, which are scheduled to begin April 8. “We will continue to monitor all the appropriate medical advice, and we will encourage our players and other members of the NHL community to take all reasonable precautions — including by self-quarantine, where appropriate,’’ Bettman continued. “Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup. “Until then, we thank NHL fans for your patience and hope you stay healthy.’’ If the NHL is eventually forced to go a drastic step further and cancel the season and playoffs, it would mark the third time since 1893 the Stanley Cup

hasn’t been awarded. The Spanish Flu forced the cancellation of the 1919 Cup final, while the entire 2004-05 campaign was lost to a lockout. Another work stoppage shortened the 2012-13 season to 48 games, plus the playoffs. The NHL Players’ Association supported the league’s move to suspend play. “The decision to temporarily suspend play due to the COVID-19 pandemic is an appropriate course of action at this time,’’ the union said in a statement. “The NHLPA will continue to closely monitor this very dynamic situation and remain in daily discussions with the league, our medical consultants, and our players regarding all aspects of this matter. “The players are looking forward to the opportunity to resume play in front of hockey fans everywhere.’’ The NBA suspended its

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season after Utah centre Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Gobert’s teammate, also tested positive. The NHL, NBA, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer restricted access to locker-rooms earlier this week, including barring media, amid fears of spreading the virus. Players and coaches instead spoke with reporters in adjacent media centres before and after games. Teams across the NHL released statements later Thursday in support of the decision to put the league on ice, including one from Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan. “The health and safety of our fans, players, staff and media always remains at the forefront of our decisionmaking as a hockey club and league,’’ Shanahan said.

The Canadian Hockey League announced on Thursday the balance of the 2019-2020 season has been suspended due the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s disappointing for all of us, especially the Blazers,” Kamloops Blazers’ president Don Moores told KTW. “It’s the first time we’ve had a division championship in eight years and 10 years before that. “Our players are really excited about finishing the regular season and getting to the playoffs, but at this point, based on what’s going on in the world, it makes total sense to pause for the moment and regroup and move from there.” Kamloops and Kelowna, the 2020 Memorial Cup hosts, were slated to play twice this weekend — on Friday at Sandman Centre and on Saturday at Prospera Place. Those games will not be played. Moores was asked how players feel about the prospect of the season ending, should a decision eventually be made to cancel it. “It’s way too early to say that,” Moores said. “What happened from yesterday to today has changed dramatically. It’s really difficult to make that determination.

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“We just spoke with all the players about 10 minutes ago and congratulated them on their accomplishments so far this year. “We get an opportunity to get a bit of rest and, hopefully, we get on with it in short notice.” Rockets’ owner Bruce Hamilton told The Province the Memorial Cup organizing committee is “rolling full speed ahead” and looking into Prospera Place availability into June if that is required. The Blazers’ players will remain in Kamloops, but the club will re-evaluate early next week. “It’s serious,” Moores said. “When you look at it, our challenges here are minuscule compared to what’s happening in a lot of other places. “It’s upsetting, but when you look at the big picture in the world right now, it doesn’t really count that much.” B.C. Division standings as of Thursday: Kamloops (86 points), Victoria (72 points), Vancouver (70 points), Kelowna (64 points) and Prince George (48 points).

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MANCHESTER, England — The deepening virus outbreak prompted the cancellation of Champions League soccer for the first time Thursday, with the high-profile match between Manchester City and Real Madrid one of two to be postponed. Juventus’ home match against Lyon

in the last 16 — also scheduled for Tuesday — was called off, too, as the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on leagues and cup competitions around the

world, from Spain to the Netherlands to the United States. In South America, FIFA agreed to postpone the start of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The Spanish league was brought to halt for at least the next two rounds, shortly after Real Madrid announced its players had been put in quarantine. That decision was taken because one

of the club’s basketball players, who share facilities with Madrid’s soccer players, tested positive for the virus. Hours later, UEFA said the City-Madrid game at Etihad Stadium was postponed, with no new date arranged by European soccer’s governing body. City leads 2-1 from the first leg in Madrid. At the same time, Juventus’ match against Lyon was cancelled by

UEFA after it was confirmed on Wednesday that a player from the Italian team, Daniele Rugani, tested positive for COVID-19. Lyon leads 1-0 from the first leg. Rugani, who also plays for the Italian national team, was the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the disease. There was a second announced on Thursday — Sampdoria


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striker Manolo Gabbiadini. “I’ve already received so very many messages. But I still want to reassure you that I’m fine, so don’t worry,’’ Gabbiadini, who was in self-isolation, wrote on Twitter. The outbreak of the virus has led to a nationwide lockdown in Italy, where soccer and all other sports have been suspended until April 3. It’s not known when the Champions League will resume. UEFA has called stakeholders to a meeting by video conference on Tuesday to deal with the effect on European competitions of the coronavirus outbreak. “All domestic and European competitions,’’ including this year’s multicountry European Championship, will be discussed. The World Health Organization labeled COVID-19 a pandemic, citing its alarming spread and severity. It has infected more then 125,000 people worldwide and caused more than 4,500 deaths since erupting in China. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover. Among the leading leagues in Europe, England’s Premier League is continuing to be the outlier. Following a government meeting, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said sports events in the country will be allowed to go on — although they could potentially be banned at a later date. “We are guided by the science. There is very little epidemiological or medical reason at the moment to ban such events,’’ Johnson said. It means, as it stands, Premier League games will go ahead this weekend along with other major sporting events in Britain like Wales vs. Scotland

in Six Nations rugby and horse racing at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. Only one Premier League game has been affected so far amid the outbreak, with Man City’s home match against Arsenal on Wednesday called off. That decision was taken after members of Arsenal’s playing squad went into self-isolation in a precautionary move. On Thursday, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said “a few’’ of his players have symptoms of the coronavirus and were being kept away from the squad. Rodgers was speaking two days before Leicester plays Watford. Chelsea underwent a deep clean of its training ground Thursday, meaning its players didn’t practise two days ahead of their Premier League game against Aston Villa. No Chelsea player has shown any symptoms of the virus. Elsewhere, Dutch soccer authorities cancelled all matches until the end of the month, including friendly internationals against the United States and Spain, and Portugal shut down its league until further notice. The Belgian soccer league backpedaled on its decision to keep stadiums open to fans during the outbreak, saying the last round of regular-season matches in the top league scheduled for this weekend will be played in empty stadiums. Major League Soccer in the United States is also shutting down for a 30-day period because of the virus. In South America, FIFA agreed to a request by all of CONCACAF’s member federations to delay the start of World Cup qualifying, which had been set to begin later this month. It did not set new dates for the games. Next week’s groupstage matches of the Copa Libertadores tournament were also postponed. Three Copa Libertadores matches scheduled for Thursday were set to go ahead.

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Years of dedication to their sport were going to pay off at the Swimming Canada 2020 Olympic and Paralympic trials this spring in Toronto, another event that may be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eleven Kamloops Classic Swimming club athletes have qualified for the meet, 10 of whom planned to participate. Classics’ head coach Brad Dalke said on Thursday morning his most recent updates from Swim Canada and Swim BC suggested the trials will go ahead. “But after watching the news and what’s going on over the past 24 hours, I’m not too sure,” Dalke said, noting he expects to hear more soon, as entries must be submitted by Tuesday. Never has the club produced so many Olympic trials qualifiers. The most recent to join the list are Matt Gauthier and Haley Rowden, who posted qualifying times at the Swim BC Winter Provincial Championships, held earlier this month in Saanich. “We had 11 new trial times added to our event list,” Dalke said. “That’s pretty huge. “We had 15 kids at the meet and 12 of them scored points. Depth-wise, that’s really exciting.” Diego Paz, competing in the 16-and-over boys’ division, won gold in the 200-metre fly while setting a new meet record in the event. He also claimed silver in the 1,500m freestyle. Sarah Koopmans finished atop the podium in the 100m fly in the 15-and-over girls’ division. Jack Cameron, swimming in the same division as Paz, had top-10 placings in seven events. “Jack and Diego just turned 16,” Dalke said. “Jack made all finals, no consolation finals.

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Max Angove and Kamloops Classic Swimming club teammates fared well at the Swim BC Winter Provincial Championships, held earlier this month in Saanich.

It’s pretty exciting considering he has a year or two left to race in that category.” Sienna Angove and Jake Gysel posted times that qualify them to compete in the national junior championships in July in Montreal, Max Angove qualified to swim in the Western Canadian Swimming Championships in April in Saskatoon and Parker Cameron qualified to hit the water in the Far Western Swimming Championships in July in San Francisco. How the coronavirus affects participation in all of those events remains to be seen. “It’s mixed emotions,” Dalke said. “It’s all about safety and health of the kids and building good people. The last thing you want to be doing is going into an environment that is potentially harmful to these kids. We’re concerned about it. “But it also is upsetting, as well, on the other hand. We have worked so hard to get to where we’re at.” THE SWIMMERS Below are the names of qualified swimmers and, in brackets, the

events in which they have qualified. Ryley McRae (400metre freestyle, 800m freestyle, 1,500m freestyle, 200m fly and 10km open water); Colin Gilbert (200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle and 1,500m freestyle); Megan Dalke (400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 200m fly, 200m individual medley, 400m IM and 200m backstroke); Eloise Ladyman (100m backstroke, 200m backstroke), Ethan Jensen (100m fly and 200m fly); Diego Paz (400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 1,500m freestyle, 200m IM, 200m fly, 10km open water and 400 IM), Jack Cameron (50m, freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 1,500m freestyle, 100m fly and 200m fly); Sarah Koopmans (100m fly, 100m breaststroke), Matt Gauthier (100m breaststroke); Haley Rowden (100m breaststroke), Matt Gauthier (100m breaststroke); and Becky Dean (200m fly). The open-water trials, for which Jack Cameron is also eligible, are scheduled for this spring in the Cayman Islands. Four of the swimmers have moved

away from Kamloops and swim for postsecondary institutions — Gilbert (University of Denver), Dalke (UBC), Ladyman (University of Waterloo) and Jensen (University of Victoria). Kamloops product McRae swims for the TRU WolfPack under Dalke, as does Matt Gauthier of Sylvan Lake, Alta. Swimmers who win events at Olympic trials are not guaranteed spots on the Canadian team for Tokyo 2020. They are also required to reach Swim Canada time standards to be nominated and, even then, in some cases, it’s no sure thing, as not all nominees will crack the roster. McRae, Gilbert and Dalke, each of whom have qualified to compete in at least four events at Olympic trials, are the Classics’ most advanced swimmers, but are a long shot to reach Tokyo 2020. VIRUS WATCH The Classics are slated to host regional and School District 73 elementary meets on April 25 and April 23, respectively. Classics’ head coach Dalke: “We’re watching very carefully.”





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The NCAA cancelled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of COVID19, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions

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The NCAA men’s basketball tournament has been played every year since 1939 when Oregon won the championship in Evanston, Illinois. It has grown through the years, both in size and stature. The three-week tournament generates almost a billion dollars in revenue each year for the NCAA and its hundreds of member universities and colleges, most coming from a television contract with CBS and Turner that pays the NCAA almost $800 million per year. It is now one of the biggest events in American sports, a basketball marathon of

buzzer-beaters, upset and thrills involving 68 teams. The field for the men’s tournament was scheduled to be announced Sunday. The 64-team women’s field was to be revealed Monday. The NCAA women’s tournament began in 1982 and it, too, has become a big event, raising the profile of the sport. “I’m disappointed but I totally understand. I really feel for the senior studentathletes; every student athlete, but particularly the seniors because this is their last chance for the fans,” Oregon women’s coach Kelly Graves said.



NEW YORK — Major League Baseball delayed the start of its season by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak and suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule. Opening day had been scheduled for March 26. The decision announced by Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday left open whether each team would still play a 162-game schedule. “It’s unfortunate, but I think it’s the proper

measure we need to take now, given the situation the country’s in and the world’s in,’’ New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton said. “It’s important to know that some things are bigger than baseball, bigger than sports at the moment. Once we’re able to hopefully get a hold on some things and get some questions answered we can figure out when things can continue.’’ The announcement came while some spring training games in Florida were still in progress.

CURLING WORLDS CANCELLED PRINCE GEORGE — The World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George has been cancelled because of the outbreak of COVID-19. The event was scheduled to start Saturday. The cancellation means all three major winter sport world championships scheduled for Canada this season are off. The World Women’s Hockey Championship in Nova Scotia was called off Saturday and the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal were taken off the schedule Wednesday.




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Runners and walkers will meet Sunday at 8 a.m. on McArthur Island and Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Runners Sole.

JAMES MACDONALD Artistic director, Western Canada Theatre, 10K Sweet

SAM NUMSEN Community relations co-ordinator New Gold Inc. 5K Sweet

We gathered at the Sandman Signature Hotel on a brisk Tuesday evening for our session. The whippet-fit and trepidatiously paunchy (yours truly) huddled nervously or confidently over their water bottles as Jo Berry brilliantly inspired us with a half-hour motivational talk about the Boogie experience. I’d had some aches in my back and knees from an ill-advised afternoon spent on Headwalls at Sun Peaks (my brain thinks I’m 18, but my body is at war with that notion), so I was a bit nervous about how my cranky parts would react to repetitive motion running on a sidewalk. I also worried a bit about my asthma, and my legs, and my stamina. I joined the 10K Sweet group, where the end goal is a relatively gentle 10K run. We were warned about the importance of water (of which I had none) and wearing hats and gloves (some ragged old ones luckily found in the trunk of the car). We bopped out to Riverside Park and began the trot. And it felt — outstanding. The joints loosened, the breathing came into rhythm and a dozen of us ran in sync — five minutes of jogging, two minutes of walking, repeated six times. Any time someone fell a bit off the pace, the entire group does a “pick up” to collect them, high-fiving and without judgment. By the end, we were warm, rosy and had covered 6.5 kilometres. I felt so good I went home and hydrated with a fantastic pint of beer. I’ll have to work on that part ...

Since moving to Kamloops in 2012, I regularly pitch its many attributes to friends and family, in hopes of having them leave their urban dwellings and relocate to the Interior. I tout the affordability, the kindness of Kamloopsians and the natural beauty of the area. During the first RunClub clinic last Sunday, as we traversed the Rivers Trail under a bluebird sky, not only did I increase my heart rate, but I found myself reconnecting to the physical space — the landscapes and landmarks that make the city special. Far-reaching neighbourhoods and unforgiving hills contribute to Kamloops’ label as a commuter city where car is king. While I’m grateful this is changing thanks to the uptake of more sustainable transportation options, I am no help and drive almost exclusively to meet my needs. When you abandon the auto for a more mindful experience and choose instead to walk, run or wheel yourself throughout the city, your experience deepens. You notice more of the good stuff. When you drive, you focus on people who don’t signal, who cut you off or, worst of all, who resist the zipper merge. When you move through the city on foot, however, you notice budding spring growth, interesting plaques and signage, murals, new buildings, changing landscapes and other qualities you’re likely to miss behind the wheel. These things build a person’s love and connection to a place and I’m looking forward to falling even more in love with Kamloops on my own two feet.



SABRINA WEEKS Musician/singer Power Walking On Sunday at 6:45 a.m., I wake up for my first ever RunClub meeting. Lying in the dark, I listened to Mike sleep as I tried to convince myself not to go — my bed’s warm, it’s still dark, I could start Tuesday instead. Eventually, I did get up. I jumped into the shower and wondered if people shower before RunClub? Do they wear makeup? There will be people there and Lord knows makeup makes me feel more confident. I opt for SPF foundation and mascara. What should I wear? I don’t run, so I’m clueless. Images of triathletes flash through my mind, with their tight clothes and padded bottoms. Nope. That stuff doesn’t hang in my closet. I check the weather. The temperature is -3 C, but it feels like -7 C. Crap. I need to bundle up. Should I wear winter boots or runners with warm socks? So many questions. I arrive at 7:45 a.m. to a room full of chipper, happy people. I immediately want to leave. I cower in the back of the room, feeling very uncomfortable. Jo Berry then begins speaking, talking about the program and all the people involved. Suddenly, my anxiety lifts. I start getting excited about the process and my decision to participate. RunClub has a group for every fitness level, so I decide to start with power walking. The group is lovely and the two coaches are fun and encouraging. We walk and talk a distance of four kilometres and leave feeling very inspired.



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Walking warm-up of 10 minutes.

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1) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 6 times, plus 5-minute run. Total 65 minutes.

3) Walk easy for 20 minutes, then power walk for 15. Total 35 minutes.

3) Walk 4.5 minutes, run 1.5 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 36 minutes.

3) Walk 2 minutes, run 5.5 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 45 minutes.

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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.

Walking is just as great as running. Proper walking form includes relax; arms swinging at the hips. Pace yourself and vary your pace.

No. 1 cause of injury is too much, too soon. Stick to the program and progress at a steady and safe pace.

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2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 60 minutes.

3) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 7 times. Total 70 minutes.

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f we have the power to make each other smile, we should do that. The world needs more of that. Boogie training started last Sunday and Tuesday amid smiles galore. It continues this Sunday and Tuesday. If you missed out, you can still join in the fun by emailing The hardest part truly is “getting there. Many found the courage to walk through that door and are now wondering what took them so long. Many returned and do so because they know it is good for their souls (and soles). We are not exaggerating — the Boogie movement initiates a lot more than running. It’s a game changer. Investing in ourselves is the best investment we can all make. The “health is wealth” cliché is truth. Sometimes (often), it’s hard to make changes. We are all human, we all stumble in this area in different Questions? and similar ways. Go online to or send an email to New beginjoberry@ nings, new energy, new friends, new movement, new surroundings, new challenges all take courage. Embrace them all. They all equate to new happiness and greater health and well-being. Boogie training acts as preventive medicine — physically and emotionally. The environment is a safe place to be so completely yourself that everyone feels safe to be themselves, too. Thus, the big smiles this past Sunday and Tuesday. So, what does this have to do with running? Or walking? Or movement? Everything . Movement is a decision — emotionally and physically. There are always people less qualified doing the things they want to do simply because they decided to believe in themselves and take a chance. The most beautiful thing about Boogie training is seeing lives change because they decided to take a chance. Congrats to all who came out to spring training 2020!

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vailed. Absalom was restored, only to lead a rebellion against his father which cost him his life. The suspenseful story reminds us of at least four truths: the inevitability of death, the irrevocability of life, the impartiality of God and the infiniteness of His love. First, then, is her statement: “For we shall surely die.” The lengths to which Satan will go to stop people thinking about death are almost unbelievable. The devil keeps a healthy man so preoccupied with the cares and pleasures of life that, “he prepares for this life as if it were never to have an ending.” When at last, an accident, disease or old age overtakes him, everybody tries to convince him that he is not going to die. Fear, pain, weakness, material anxieties or the vain hope of getting better, disincline him still from facing the fact of death, until it is too late. We must all need to be ready to die. Secondly, the irrevocability of life: “And we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again.” What a graphic picture of life. We may well feel uncomfortable, as we acknowledge every every thought, word, act and attitude will not only be revealed, but will be assessed by comparison with Christ, “in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ,” (Romans 2:16). We shall find that we have all offended, in innumerable points as the day will declare, (Revelation 20:12). Thirdly, the impartiality of God: “God does not take away life.” Impartiality is a fundamental postulate of the Godhead. Again and again, it is reiterated in the scriptures that

God is no respecter of persons. We may well concede that God will condemn drunkards, murderers, harlots and the like. But in our heart of hearts we do not believe that God will condemn us. We will acknowledge that we have not lived up to our own standards, let alone to God’s, revealed in Christ. Yet somewhat we feel that God will find some mitigation for our sins and will let us go to heaven. Let us not think that He who condemned Christ will acquit us, whomever we may be. Fourthly, the part I love to think of in this verse, the infiniteness of God’s love: “He plans ways so that the banished one may not be cast out from Him.” It is clear from the context that the wise woman was thinking of the cities of refuge, in which God had appointed for protection from avenging relatives of anyone who had killed another person. This protection was valid until his case could be properly tried before judges and was legally determined whether it was murder or manslaughter. This was the extent of the wise woman’s reference. But in the light of God’s full revelation, we realize she spoke more truth than she knew. Those cities of refuge were intended by God to be a wonderful illustration of Christ and His work for people. Hence, the writer of the book of Hebrews spoke of Christians, “fleeing for refuge to the hope set before them,” referring to Jesus (6:18). What a wonderful picture — this is of the gracious work of Jesus. Let us flee to Him by acknowledging our need and renouncing our sin. Let us accept the only means that God has provided by fleeing to Jesus. Narayan Mitra is a volunteer Chaplain at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and include a headshot of the author, along with a short bio on the writer. Email

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

Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650.

Furniture 6 drawer Walnut dresser w/ mirror & matching double bed exc cond $150. 250-374-7514. 8ft Antique Couch Couch & matching $200. 250-374-1541.

$900. chairs

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.


Tax not included Some restrictions apply



250-374-0916 House-sitting

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

Valleyview furnished 1bdrm bsmnt. N/S, fragrance free. $550 inclds util. 250-828-1681.

Basement Suites 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.


Tax not included

Tax not included



No Job Too Small! Friendly Service. 15 years experience. Guaranteed. References.


Renovations, Painting, Flooring, Drywall, Bathrooms, Electrical (Red Seal) & more 778-999-4158 Small jobs - reasonable rates available. Guaranteed. 778470-8250.

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Professional Services


Affordable, Reliable, Experienced


Lawn & Garden Grassbusters Lawn and Yard Care. Now booking for the 2020 season. 250-319-9340.

For Sale by Owner $55.00 Special

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

Scrap Car Removal

JA ENTERPRISES Furniture Moving and Rubbish Removal 778-257-4943

Farm Services

Renos & Home Improvement

CHOOSE LOCAL “Our Family Protecting Your Family”



10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

250-374-0916 Classes & Courses

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. March 21st and 22nd. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L. March 29th, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250376-7970

AAA - Pal & Core

Misc Home Services

Farm Services


- Regular & Screened Sizes -


1 Month . . . $10460

Personal Tax Preparation



Downtown 2br, 830sq/ft. NPNS/in-unit lndry/Gas HW incl. 45+. $1250. 778-8751268.

p p only): BONUS (pick up



Only 2 issues a week! for a route near you!

• 2 large Garage Sale Signs • Instructions • FREE 6” Sub compliments of


For Sale by Owner

“Our Family Protecting Your Family”

Deliver Kamloops this Week

Call 250-374-0462

12 Friday - 3 lines or less 1750 Wed/Fri - 3 lines or less

Based on 3 lines 1 Issue.. . . . . . $1638 1 Week. . . . . . $3150

Send enquiries to or contact Lesra at 250-828-6175

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

WE will pay you to exercise!


Prime downtown commercial space for lease on the second floor of the 418 St. Paul Street Professional Building. We have approximately 1025 square feet available with common use of an outdoor atrium. Option to customize the space according to the needs and requirements of your business. Ideal space for: • dentist • chiropractor • physiotherapist • massage therapist



Scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule. Tax not included. Some restrictions apply



Apartments/Condos for Rent ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $5-$10/ ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC call for availability 250-374-7467


Cash for gold and silver! Also buying coin collections, old money old jewelry Contact Todd 1-250-864-3521.

Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.



Farm Equipment

Special mid-size super & frames assembled

KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462

Try your luck with 1x1 boxed ad $35 plus tax for 2 weeks. Price includes box number. Call 250-371-4949 to place your ad and for more details.

Tax not included

Bee Frames & Supers


Looking For Love?

1 Issue . . . . . . . . . $1300




courses mid-week & weekends. NEW - Intro to Reloading & Bear Aware courses on demand. For schedules see or 778-470-3030

RV’s/Campers/Trailers 17’ Aerolite Trailer like new, slide out, stabilizer bars. $9,900 (250) 372-5033 1972 Triple E motor home 25’ 77,000miles 402 Chev lots of extras $7,000 250-523-9495 2004 Cougar 5th wheel. 12ft slide. Excellent cond. $14,000/obo. 250-554-1744. 2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 HD. w/1994 11ft. camper. $14,500/both. 778-220-7372. 2014 Adventurer Camper 89RB solar 13’ awning + extras $22,000 250-523-9495.


FRIDAY, March 13, 2020

Automotive Tires Domestic Cars

Trucks 4WD

4-Blizzaks M&S 245/45 R20 $600. 2-Laufenn 235/75 R15 winters on GM rims. $200. 376-6482.

1997 Ford Probe. Red, 4cyl, std, A/C, 1-owner. 114,428kms. $2,900. 250-3767964.

2002 Ford Ranger 4X4. Motor tight. Needs tranny work. $2500/obo. 250-376-5416.

Set of 4 Alloy GM rims bolt pattern 5-100 fits Cavalier & other Chevy’s $80 Firm. Don 250-312-1777.

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

ATV’s / Dirt Bikes Yamaha Grizzly ATV. KMS 011031 $3,500. 250-579-3252


Domestic Cars

2009 Hyundai Sonata Ltd. 133,000 Kms, Sunroof AC Power locks and windows New brakes, No accidents Fully loaded. $7,850.00 Call Mate 250-851- 0800

2006 Buick Allure CXS. 1owner. Fully loaded. Excellent condition. 207,000kms. $3,900/obo. 250-701-1557, 778-471-7694.

Sports & Imports 2006 Nissan X-Trail AWD. Auto, winters & all season off rims. $2,000/obo. 573-1215.

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

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

2013 Lincoln MKZ AWD 67,000 kmS White w/blk leather 4 DR SDN V6 Panoramic Sunroof $17,820 250-319-8784

Collectibles & Classic Cars

2006 Buick Allure CSX. Needs mechanic and/or motor. $650. 250-320-0727.


Utility Trailers

Sport Utilities & 4x4’s

Trucks & Vans

2014 Ford Platinum 4x4 Crew-cab 3.5 Ecoboost, white with brown leather, Fully Loaded. Immaculate. 142,000kms. $27,323. 250-319-8784

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


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

ONLY $35.00 (plus Tax) (250) 371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details

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

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

Legal & Public Notices

Legal & Public Notices

Legal & Public Notices

Legal & Public Notices



Pursuant to a Order For Seizure and Sale RMD-P-L-29068 issued by the British Columbia Provincial Court, Richmond Registry, the Court Bailiff offers FOR SALE BY TENDER, the interest of 0985466 B.C LTD and Robert Christopher Newman, in the following goods: 2000 Polaris RMK 700 4XASR7AS8YB081330 To obtain further information contact North Central Bailiffs Ltd at (250) 377-4148. Sale is subject to cancellation or adjournment without notice. Sealed bids will be accepted on the units until March 18, 2020. Goods are sold on an “as is where is� basis with no warranty given or implied. The highest or any bid may not necessarily be accepted. The Court Bailiff may cancel or adjourn the sale without notice. Bidder takes responsibility to ensure they are satisfied with the description of unit/goods being sold. As vehicles have not

been inspected, we are declaring that they may not be suitable for transportation and may not be compliant with the motor vehicle act. Sale is subject to cancellation or adjournment without notice. North Central Bailiffs Ltd. is not responsible for determining the correct model

year or description. Terms of sale: Immediate full payment upon successful bid, plus applicable taxes. Kamloops Court Bailiff North Central Bailiffs Ltd

PARCEL TAX ROLL REVIEW PANEL 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

Legal & Public Notices

NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W0311 Please be advised that Pemberton Ridge Timber Inc. is proposing to remove 129.5 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W0311 located in the vicinity of Pinantan Lake, consisting of the SE 1/4 of Section 25 and NE 1/4 of Section 24, Township 20 Range 15 W6M.

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.

Career Opportunities

Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Pemberton Ridge Timber Inc, 3921 Pinantan Pritchard Rd, Pinantan Lake, BC V0E 3E1 by March 27, 2020.

Kamloops # recruitment agency


Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to.

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.


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.

Legal & Public Notices

Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Pemberton Ridge Timber Inc at




250-374-3853 Employment Mario’s Towing Is Expanding! Our Kamloops Office is Growing Fast! Looking for Light Duty Tow Truck operators. Must Pass Criminal Records Check. Experience an asset but will train the successful Candidate. Must be available for all shifts including weekends. Please forward Resumes and Current Drivers Abstract to: No Phone Calls Please! Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information

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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. MP Yard Care. Pruning fruit trees, hedge trimming. Comm/Residential. 851-0800.

PAPER ROUTES AVAILABLE 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, 11179 W. Nicola St. – 50 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 458 - Glen Nevis Pl, 803-980 Gleneagles Dr, Glenesk Pl. & Glenshee Pl.-86 p. ABERDEEN Rte 523 - 2300-2399 Abbeyglen Way, 750-794 Dunrobin Dr. – 72 p. RTE 534 - Nairn Pl. & Turnberry Pl. – 47 p. PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN Rte 562 - Englemann Crt. & 1802-1890 Lodgepole Dr. – 66 p. Rte 564 - 2000-2099 Hugh Allan Dr. & Pinegrass Crt. & St. – 78 p.

Rte 581 - Cannel Dr, Cascade St, 15081539 Hillside Dr, Mellors Pl. - 47 p. Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 586 - 1505-1584 Mt Duerin Cres, 1575 Park Way, 1537-1569 Plateau Pl. - 27 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p. BATCHELOR Rte 175 – Norfolk Crt, Norview Pl, 821-991 Norview Rd. – 38 p. VALLEYVIEW Rte 602 - Apple Lane, Knollwood Cres, Parkhill Dr, 1783 Valleyview Dr. - 47 p. Rte 603 - Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, 1625-1648, 16521764 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, 1909-2003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Rte 608 - Curlew Pl & Rd, 1925-1980 Glenwood Dr. – 70 p. Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p.

DALLAS/ BARNHARTVALE Rte 701 - Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Todd Rd. – 92 p. Rte 710 - 1350-1399 Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane, 1300-1399 Todd Rd. - 43 p, Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 754 - Hillview Dr, Mountview Dr. – 40 p. Rte 759 – Beverly Pl, 6724-7250 Furrer Rd, McIver Pl, Pat Rd, Stockton Rd. – 40 p. Rte 761 – 6022-6686 Furrer Rd, Houston Pl, Parlow Rd, Pearse Pl, Urban Rd. – 57 p. RAYLEIGH Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr & Pl. – 61 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 836 - Cahilty Cres, Hyas Pl, 4551-4648 Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. Rte 837 - Helmcken Dr, 4654-4802 Spurraway Rd. – 24 p.

BROCKLEHURST Rte 4 - 727-795 Crestline St, 2412-2741 Tranquille Rd. – 67 p. Rte 14 - 23992305 Briarwood Ave, McInnes Pl, Richards Pl, Wallace Pl. – 37 p. Rte 21 - 2300-2397 Fleetwood Ave, Fleetwood Crt & Pl, 1003-1033 Schriener St, 1020-1050 Westgate St. - 52 p. Rte 41 – Alexis Ave, 520-796 Singh St. & Slater Ave. – 59 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 - 806879 McQueen Dr, Perryville Pl. – 36 p. Rte 260 – 2040-2185 Westsyde Rd. – 24 p.

INTERESTED? CALL 250-374-0462

FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 Employment






LILLOOET TRIBAL COUNCIL 814 Highway 99, P.O. Box 1420, Lillooet, BC VOK IVO JOB POSTING T: 250-256-7523 F: 250-256-7119


Job Title: Clinician / Supervisory Associate Mental Health Organization: Northern St’at’imc Outreach Health Services, Lillooet Tribal Council Department: Health Reports to: LTC Health Administrator Classification: Master’s Degree and Registered with either the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors or BC College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses or BC Association of Social Workers Term: Permanent Part-time Posted: March 11, 2020 Closes: open until appropriate candidate is found


A Registered Clinician / Supervisory Associate, is good standing of the college or professional association applicable to the his/her profession, and the provider is entitled to practice his/her profession in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia. The Registered Clinician / Supervisory Associate will develop and deliver culturally safe mental wellness and recovery support to St’at’imc Nation members (wherever they live), and other Aboriginals residing within the Northern St’at’imc Territory. In accordance with the vision and values of the Northern St’at’imc Outreach Health Services, the Registered Clinician / Supervisory Associate works as part of an interdisciplinary health and support services network in the Northern St’at’imc Territory with accountability to St’at’imc members and Northern St’at’imc Health Leadership. The Registered Clinician / Supervisory Associate will strive to offer traditional healing with contemporary approaches to treatment and therapy in assisting families with a variety of issues that affect children, youth and families’ health and well-being such as parental mental health, child & youth mental health, intergeneration trauma, parenting support and addiction recovery support.


1. Increase the availability and accessibility of mental wellness counselling services in Northern St’at’imc Nation communities; 2. Help create a team environment that synthesizes and balances Indigenous approaches of mental health with mainstream counselling/psychology in a manner that is both culturally and clinically competent in session, assessment and interaction with community; 3. Contribute towards clinical supervision for two Mental Health Clinicians (one adult clinician, one child and youth clinician) improving the likelihood of ethical and competent clinical practice; 4. Promote mental wellness initiatives and activities for Northern St’at’imc Nation community members; 5. To help fill the gap of mental wellness assessments for aboriginal clients in Northern St’at’imc Territory by providing guidance on Level B or C assessments that include an Indigenous lens.


Catch your next job in our employment section.

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

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

This position is open to both male and female applicants. *Wage top up = BC Government wage enhancement

Are you currently unemployed, precariously employed or working less than 20 hours per week? Are you currently receiving EI Benefits, or you have within the past 5 years?


Compassionate and caring Strong ethical performance standards Emotional intelligence, positive, solutions-focused Cultural competency and cultural safety Healthy personal lifestyle, energetic


Assessment and Treatment Critical Thinking Management & Leadership Excellent written and verbal communication skills; MS-Office programs proficiency Ability to work independently and with a team Strong organizational skills Strong relationship-building skills Comfortable seeking direction and input from others

Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of St’at’imc or Aboriginal Ancestry.


Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to: Andrea Leech, Administrator, Lillooet Tribal Council 814 Highway 99 Lillooet BC or email to:


If so, you may qualify for the United Way FireSmarting Job Creation Project. Crew members are needed for Kamloops and Barriere to provide residential Firesmart services. All training is provided. For further information about this exciting opportunity, contact a Kamloops WorkBCCentre or the Barriere WorkBC Centre: North Kamloops WorkBC Centre Phone: 250-377-3670 South Kamloops WorkBC Centre Phone: 250-434-9441 Barriere WorkBC Centre Phone: 250-672-0036

Andrea Leech at 250-256-7523 or Leo Porter at 250-256-7530 ext. 201 or

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: Phone: (778) 233-6929

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BCCA Program Delivery Inc. administers third party fencing program for the ranching industry.


Seeking a qualified individual with agriculture and/or forestry experience to conduct quality control inspections of fences built to ministry specifications.

TRU invites applications for the following position:


FACULTY TMGT 2610: Environmental Issues in the Tourism Industry Tourism Management

Full posting and qualifications online: Closes March 20, 2020 at 4:00pm

For further information, please visit:

Seeking a qualified individual to manage the fencing program team. Individuals must have strong computer skills.

To advertise in the Classifieds call: 250-371-4949



• Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioral, or Social Science field relevant to the position, • Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and/or substance use environment with Aboriginal youth and families or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, • Current valid BC driver’s license and vehicle, comfortable driving and doing outreach in St’at’imc Territory, • Criminal records check.

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Amazing Educators Needed


We wish to thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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LILLOOET TRIBAL COUNCIL 814 Highway 99, P.O. Box 1420, Lillooet, BC VOK IVO JOB POSTING T: 250-256-7523 F: 250-256-7119

Child, Youth and Family Clinician

Job Title: Organization: Department: Reports to: Classification:

Term: Posted:

Child, Youth and Family Clinician Northern St’at’imc Outreach Health Services, Lillooet Tribal Council Health LTC Health Administrator Master’s Degree and Registered with either the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors or BC College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses or BC Association of Social Workers Full-time permanent, some evenings and weekends March 11, 2020 Closes: open until appropriate candidate is found


The Child, Youth & Family Clinician (CYFC) will develop and deliver culturally safe mental wellness and recovery support to St’at’imc youth and families (wherever they live), and Aboriginal youth and their families residing within the Northern St’at’imc Territory. In accordance with the vision and values of the Northern St’at’imc Outreach Health Services, the CYFC works as part of an interdisciplinary health and support services network in the Northern St’at’imc Territory with accountability to St’at’imc members and Northern St’at’imc Health Leadership. The Child, Youth and Family Clinician will strive to offer traditional healing with contemporary approaches to treatment and therapy in assisting families with a variety of issues that affect children, youth and families’ health and well-being such as parental mental health, child & youth mental health, intergeneration trauma, parenting support and addiction recovery support. Through collaborative teamwork with community partners, the program will ensure a safe and wrap around service for families connected with the CYF Program so they are supported and encouraged as they work through their healing processes and family wellness journeys. The CYFC will also work as an advocate for Aboriginal children, youth and their families in the Northern St’at’imc territory and the surrounding area.






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• Masters degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioral, or Social Science field relevant to the position, • Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and/or substance use environment with Aboriginal youth and families or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, • Current valid BC driver’s license and vehicle, comfortable driving and doing outreach in St’at’imc Territory, • Criminal records check.


Compassionate and caring Strong ethical performance standards Emotional intelligence, positive, solutions-focused Cultural competency and cultural safety Healthy personal lifestyle, energetic





Assessment and Treatment • Critical Thinking • Management & Leadership • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; MS-Office programs proficiency • Ability to work independently and with a team • Strong organizational skills • Strong relationship-building skills • Comfortable seeking direction and input from others •

3 Lines - 12 Weeks Must be pre-paid Scheduled for 4 weeks at a time Private parties only - no businesses Some Restrictions Apply


Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to: Andrea Leech, Administrator, Lillooet Tribal Council 814 Highway 99 Lillooet BC or email to:


Andrea Leech at 250-256-7523 or Leo Porter at 250-256-7530 ext. 201 or

LAWYERS • Mediators • Arbitrators

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

172 Battle street • 250-828-9998

To advertise in the Classifieds call: 250-371-4949


BCCA Program Delivery Inc. administers third party fencing program for the ranching industry.


Seeking a qualified individual with agriculture and/or forestry experience to conduct quality control inspections of fences built to ministry specifications.


Seeking a qualified individual to manage the fencing program team. Individuals must have strong computer skills. Full posting and qualifications online: Closes March 20, 2020 at 4:00pm

Plus Tax

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Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of St’at’imc or Aboriginal Ancestry.




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FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 Employment




LILLOOET TRIBAL COUNCIL 814 Highway 99, P.O. Box 1420, Lillooet, BC VOK IVO JOB POSTING T: 250-256-7523 F: 250-256-7119


Job Title: Organization: Reports to: ClassiďŹ cation: Term: Posted: Closes:

Clinical Care Nursing Navigator St’åt’imc Outreach Health Services, Lillooet Tribal Council SOHS Health Administrator Nursing Degree and Registered with College of Registered Nurses of BC FTE permanent, some exible hours March 11, 2020 Until position is ďŹ lled

In Memoriam

Alexandra G. Cahoon

January 17, 1950 – March 15, 2015

Funeral Director

Every Friday in KTW!

Doug Sutton

The Clinical Care Nursing Navigator develops trusting relationships with Aboriginal clients and families and follows the client through the care continuum and works with the client and family to achieve their personal wellness goals. The CCNN works with the SOHS team and integrates/enhances working relationships with the network of health and social service providers to promote collaborative quality care services for Aboriginal clients, especially those at risk and/or whose health presents as complex and challenging. The CCNN position will be a exible service that extends beyond regular working hours that will help to ďŹ ll in some of the gaps such as discharge planning. He/she will have the ability to prioritize client needs, case manage and be creative in ďŹ nding solutions with his/her partners to address the barriers that affect continuous and culturally safe care.


Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized university. Minimum two (2) recent years of nursing experience with Aboriginal Peoples. Current practicing registration and in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of BC. Current CPR C CertiďŹ cate and Criminal Records Check. Current valid BC driver’s license, has a vehicle and is comfortable driving in St’åt’imc Territory.


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Is compassionate, accepting and enjoys working with all ages groups (especially elders) and families, Demonstrates cultural competency and safety when working with the St’åt’imc, Enjoys working as part of a team, Can work independently with strong accountability to his/her employer and the St’åt’imc People, Organized, creative and proactive.

Ask DRAKE Drake Smith, MSW


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In Loving Celebration Memory of of Life




It’s been ďŹ ve years since you left us. Always Loved Always Missed Your Family

Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Doug Sutton on Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 11am-2pm at the Moose Lodge, 730 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops, BC

SALARY: depending on education and experience plus beneďŹ ts.

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FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 Obituaries



He leaves behind his loving wife Lorraine, daughter Cecile, son Roger and grandson Tyler. Fern will be remembered for his funny sense of humour and his jokes will keep us smiling. Fern will be missed by family and friends. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Barriere Seniors Centre, 4431 Barriere Town Road, Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Aarion Micheal Howden 1973 - 2020

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He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Barbara Forde of Kamloops, step-father Larry Forde of Fort St. John, sister Monique Bolen of Kamloops, spouse Karen Howden of Surrey, children Cameron Howden of Chilliwack, Carson Howden of Chilliwack, and Tyler Howden of Surrey, grandfather Ross (Theresa) Howden of Kamloops, aunts Linda (Larry) Bissell of Heffley Creek (Godmother), and Patricia (James) Broad of Ashcroft, stepbrother Jake Forde of Kamloops and stepbrother Tyler Forde of Vancouver, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and best friend Jason Nielson. He was predeceased by his Grandma, Marie Howden. Aarion was born and raised in Kamloops. He moved to the Lower Mainland, then returned home to Kamloops. Aarion’s goal in life was to always excel at what he did, always doing his best. He will be remembered for his ability to make others laugh and making others feel good by using small gestures with big meanings. Aarion loved music, camping at East Barriere Lake, baseball, playing practical jokes (mostly on his sister), dirt bike riding, scuba diving, video games, Dad and son bike rides, long drives and animals. He loved his cookies and coca-cola. Aarion’s best moments in life were the times spent with family and close friends. The Celebration of Aarion’s life will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. The family would prefer casual dress. Memorial donations in Aarion’s name may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from


With broken hearts, we are sad to announce the passing of Pamela Jaroszuk on March 2, 2020.


She was predeceased by her father Marvin Gonvick in 2004. She is survived by her mother Lynne, brother Craig, his wife Cindy and their children Kalev and Ava of Toronto and Pam’s sister Lauretta Hesson of Bonnyville. She is also survived by her children Brittney and Dylanne Richards, April O’Rourke and her husband Brad and granddaughter Bryn of Langley. She will be deeply missed by her husband Blair Jaroszuk, his sons Spencer, Tyler and daughter-in-law Carly. Pam was born in Dawson Creek and grew up in Chetwynd/Moberly Lake. When she was eleven the family moved to McLure. After graduating from Barriere Secondary in 1988 she spread her wings and attended BCIT in Vancouver. This is where she had her daughter Brittney. In the early 90s she moved to Kamloops where she gave birth to Dylanne. In 1998 she purchased her first home where she raised her children. She worked at her mother’s restaurant ‘Lynne’s Kitchen’. This is where she met Blair and reconnected with him later in life to spend nine beautiful years together. Pam went on to work at Universal Freight where she quickly advanced in her career and became the general manager with her leadership and dedication. Pam was a beautiful, vibrant, and ambitious person who lived her life to the fullest. She was the perfect role model and mother to her kids and anyone else that needed it. She raised her daughters to be genuine and independent. Pam always had the right words and a warm heart to share. Over the years she enjoyed travelling, playing ball, riding her Harley Davidson, and floating in the pool. She loved hosting and spending time with her friends. To be friends with Pam is to be friends for life.

Gone but not forgotten; our mom’s radiance will live on forever, just like our love for her. A celebration of Pam’s life will be held at a later date in April 2020. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from

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There’s an angel on your shoulder Though you may not know she’s there, She watches over you day and night And keeps you in her care. There’s an angel on your shoulder Watching you learn and grow Keeping you safe from danger And nurturing your soul. She’ll be there through your triumphs She’ll dance on clouds with pride, She’ll hold your hand through disappointments and fears, Standing faithfully by your side.          And stood up for what was right. Inyourlifeyou’ll be facedwith decisions and trials And she’ll shine down her guiding light. Life holds so much in store for you, So remember as you grow older, There are no heights you cannot reach ‘Cause there’s an angel on your shoulder. Bereavement Publishing Inc. 5125 N. Union Blvd, Suite 4 Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Hartmut “Hart� Hugo Koehn

February 15, 1954 - Spremburg, Germany February 24, 2020 - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Hart Koehn, beloved husband to Teresa of Kamloops, BC, passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of Monday, February 24, 2020, at the age of 66 years. Born in Germany, Hart and his family arrived in Canada where they settled in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He left for Kamloops to start a successful painting and decorating business in the ‘70s and continued to beautify existing homes and work on new projects throughout the city until his passing. Hart’s skill in his craft and determined work ethic left an indelible mark on his fellow tradesmen and co-workers. His irreverent sense of humour helped pass the long working hours in the Kamloops heat and he made countless friends in his more than 45 years in the trade. Music was life for Hart. He listened to records when they were cool, when they went out of style, and when they became cool again. His significant music collection will no doubt be a point of contention among those he leaves behind. Hart also enjoyed playing keyboard and he dabbled in guitar with friends and his musically-inclined son, Robin. Christopher (Mary) connected in a visually creative way by sharing his photographs of nature and landscapes with his father. Trish (Chuck) and her family met for evenings around the campfire with Hart and Teresa at Edith Lake. Chrissie and Hart’s mutual love for music resulted in many hours spent crafting the perfect mix tape for long car rides and Saturday nights. Hart cherished Teresa’s devoted companionship and he loved her legendary cooking, which was the centrepiece of the many memorable dinner parties the pair were known for among their friends. All of his kids at one time or another took up the brush to work with him on everything from homes to movie sets. Hart had hoped to impress upon them all what it was to work an honest day before they set off on their own career paths. Hart leaves behind a small herd of seventeen adoring grandchildren Tobie, Faera and Taliesin (Robin), Isabel, James, Hannah, Amelia, Timothy, Lucy, Greta and Phoebe (Chris), Simon, Sebastian and Eden (Chrissie) and Symmone, Rio and Pyper (Trish). He was predeceased by his mother Irene, father Hugo and uncle Harry. Hart is survived by his brother Harald (Susan), step-mother Karin, and her son Marcus (Yvonne). He will be greatly missed by his loving family, dear friends, and the hardworking fellows with whom he toiled. A memorial will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 pm at The Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC.

May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of Despair


April 7, 1970 - March 2, 2020

With broken hearts we announce the passing of Fern Coderre on March 7, 2020 at 81 years of age.

Howden away 29,


Pam Jaroszuk

Fern Coderre

May 8, 1938 - March 7, 2020

Aarion Micheal Kamloops passed Saturday, February at 47 years of age.


Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Scatter me not to restless winds, Nor toss my ashes to the sea. Remember now those years gone by When loving gifts I gave to thee. Remember now the happy times The family ties we shared. Don’t leave my resting place unmarked As though you never cared. Deny me not one ďŹ nal gift For all who come to see A single lasting proof that says I loved... & you loved me. by DJ Kramer

FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 Obituaries



Florence Myrtle Larson

She married William (Bud) Dearing, they lived in Notch Hill and had four children Candice, Shelley, Shannon and Cheryl. Later she married Floyd Tompkins and had four more children Harley, Echo, Bonnie and Wayde. They lived and worked at the Harper Ranch and then Greenacres, before buying and building their own ranch on the Pemberton Range. It was at this time they fostered Billy, Agnes, Percy and Jenna John. Later they added another foster child Archie Denault. She was a professional horticulturist and respected cattle rancher. She had a good eye for cattle and an incredible wealth of knowledge of native grasses and noxious weeds. Florence would be the first to point out a sundog or inform you of the full moon and cold weather that would come with it. She would let you know the winds from the north meant a weather change in this country. She ran cattle on the desert ranges below and the mountainous high country for 40 years in Pritchard. From working the fields spreading fertilizer and lime by hand to hitching a team in the middle of the night to meet a crew of hungry kids and cowboys on a drive. She stood for hard work and determination which was inherently passed on to her children and grandchildren. From the early 1980s she was the secretary for the Pinantan-Pemberton Stock Association. She was devoted to her very large family, making sure she called everyone on their birthday when she was able, she knew the days and dates every grandchild and great-grandchild was born. She was predeceased by her mother and father George and Esther Larson, ten of her siblings and one grandson Harlan Williams. She is survived by her brother Glen Larson and Cort (Rene) Larsen, her children Candice (Jack), Shelley, Shannon (Val), Cheryl (Doug), Harley, Echo (Murray), Archie, Bonnie, Wayde (Rhonda), grandchildren Stephen, Tara, Jade, Lynn, Laura, Daniel, Cole, Jesse, Tannis, Dustin, Tamara, Amber, Mark, Luke, Ashlyn, Cailyn, Devon, Jacob, Sage, Dallas, Angela, Joanna, Dillon, Joyce and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Family, friends and neighbours are all welcome to attend an open house celebration of life for Florence on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Please come to the Bailey home on McNulty Road in Pritchard at or around 3:00 pm for food and refreshments and to share a story or two about Florence Larson. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Wayne Gerald Robertson

Each Loss Each loss is very different, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear? Good times we had together, The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared.

Wayne enjoyed staying active and loved hiking, biking, playing tennis, music and dancing. He worked for the majority of his career within the plumbing industry in Kamloops and Vancouver BC.

I never dreamed you’d go away, Never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here Took for granted each tomorrow.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations made in Wayne’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Now my life is all confused Since you went away. You took a part of me And for help I daily pray.

A very special thank you to all of the staff of Trillium Health Partners - Palliative Care for the kindness and compassion shown to our family.

But when God sent you to me He never said that you were mine, That I could keep you always – Only borrowed for a time.

Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps them near.


It is with deep sadness the family would like to announce the passing of our Dad, Papa and Great-Papa, Ronald John Ridley on March 1st, 2020 in Cariboo Place at age 81. Ron was the son of Donald and Ilah Ridley, born in Windsor, Ontario March 27th, 1938. He was predeceased by his loving wife Frances Ridley on December 1st, 2018 in Kamloops, BC.

Florence was born in Bromhead, Saskatchewan. She lived there until she was 16 years old, her family then moved to Salmon Arm. At 18 she went to work at the Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Tranquille in Kamloops.

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March 27, 1938 - March 1, 2020

With sadness we announce the passing of our Mom. On March 9, 2020 she passed away in the comfort of her own home on the ranch she loved so dearly.

Beloved husband to Joanne MacLean of seven wonderful years, loving father to Jacquie, Deanna, Jennifer and Sheila and dear brother to Rick and Judie. Wayne was also a grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his extended family and friends, including two of his grandchildren Casey and Austin.


Ronald John Ridley

October 25, 1930 - March 9, 2020

With heavy hearts, we announce the unexpected passing of Wayne on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital at the age of 77.



Now, He’s called you home, I’m sad and I shed tears. Yet I’m glad He loaned you to me And we had these many years.

So very lovingly remembered by daughters, Rhonda Luscombe (Barry), Debbie Beaulieu (James), Leslie Schwarz (David), his grandchildren, Eric Beaulieu (Joanne), Sarah Gay (Bobby), Lyndsey Carter (Geoff), Jeffrey Beaulieu (Halimah), Tyson Schwarz (Kelsey), Landon Schwarz (Serena), and his great grandchildren, Rowyn Beaulieu, Logan Gay, Ridley Carter, Zach Gay, Ewan Beaulieu, Locklyn Carter. He is also remembered by his sister Donna Hered of Amherstburg, Ontario and nephew Scott Hered (Paula) and niece Sherry Hered, along with his great niece Adelaide. Ron and Fran, along with their 3 daughters, moved to Williams Lake July 1976. At this time they purchased Lake City Ford in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House. He was very dedicated to the successes of his dealerships as well as the community he lived in. He served on many boards and associations such as, Cariboo Memorial Hospital, Cariboo College, Williams Lake Stampede Association, and Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. He truly had the work/life/play balance figured out. He valued his family time and moreover, the lights of his life, his grandchildren! He loved to brag about them all and their successes and always deeply cherished how fortunate he was that we were all so close. We all have so many fond memories of Sunday dinners, family trips and numerous visits. Ron was a loving husband, an amazing father and the epitome of a dedicated Papa and great papa. His world was really his family. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed by all. He has left us the legacy of an amazing family we can cherish forever! The family is ever so grateful for the wonderful, respectful, loving care Cariboo Place gave our dad. They truly went above and beyond at all times…what an amazing group of dedicated staff! A Celebration of Life will be held for our Dad on his birthday, March 27th, 2020 at the Ramada Convention Center (aka Overlander Convention Center) from 12 noon to 3 pm. Please bring stories to share with us. Beverages and snacks will be served. In Lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in memory of Ron Ridley to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 110-1525 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9 or Alzheimers Society of BC, 405-235 1st Ave., Kamloops, BC. V2C 3J4

Joan Wilson (née Boardman) July 14, 1929 - March 8, 2020

Robert Sobouro Inbe Yoshy

December 4, 1924 - March 3, 2020

Joan passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House on March 8, 2020, at the age of 90. She was well looked after by the staff at both the Royal Inland Hospital and at hospice. Over the last years of her life, she was pleased with the expertise and care given to her by the cardiac and kidney units. Joan was especially appreciative of her care over many years by Dr. Farrell. During her early life, Joan lived on a farm near Blackpool, England and was the oldest of four sisters. As a young woman, she was educated to become a nurse, a midwife and a public health specialist. Looking for better job opportunities, Joan and her husband Brian Wilson, moved to Kamloops. She was hired as a nurse at the hospital and then went to work in public health, where she became head of the unit. Joan loved her life in Kamloops, especially the years on their small ranch where she rode and raised horses, hiked with her dogs and gardened. She was always an active volunteer and gave back to the community in many meaningful ways, as witnessed by the awards she received. In later years, she enjoyed her aquafit classes at the YMCA. Joan was a very capable, intelligent and determined person and even at the age of 90, she ran a monthly blood pressure clinic and wrote a wellness column for her community paper at RiverBend.

Robert was born in Vancouver, BC on December 4, 1924 and passed away on March 3, 2020 in Kamloops, BC. Robert was predeceased by wife Gloria of 67 years, youngest daughter Janice Maureen, great-granddaughter Janice Margaret Destiny Ann, brothers Joe, Frank, Dick, oldest sister Marguerite. Survived by oldest daughter Carol (Dale), son Robert Jr. (Allana), grandchildren Yolanda (Kelly, great-granddaughters Olivia and Ava), Michael; Tanya (great-granddaughters Abbygail and Madeline, youngest sister Lillian (Shag), nephew Ryan, nieces Becky, Cathy, Cheryl and Julie. Dad enlisted in Nisei Division for Pacific duty while his family were sent to internment camp. After the war his family moved to Montreal, Quebec. Dad returned to Kamloops to be a logger. He started at Douglas Lake Ranch, briefly ran Yoshy Lumber in Lillooet and drove his own logging truck. He then went to Adams Lake Lumber where he retired from. We would like to thank the staff at Pine Grove Care Home for their wonderful care.

Joan considered herself fortunate to have lived a very full and happy life. She was loved dearly by those who were close to her and her wit, laughter, sense of humour and cheeky comments will be missed. This woman was an incredible person!

Koden or donations to Kamloops Japanese Cultural Center or charity of your choice.

Donations in her name can be made to the Y Emergency Women’s Shelter.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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