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After the province introduced stricter measures on Monday to limit the size of gatherings in British Columbia, the City of Kamloops has shut down civic recreational facilities to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has decided to close classrooms indefinitely as it works with school districts to create an alternate learning system with students at home. In addition, Thompson Rivers University has cancelled in-person classes and is working on creating online courses. The city has closed arenas, pools, the Tournament Capital Centre and McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. Over the weekend, the city announced it was closing pools, saunas and steam rooms. Other municipalities have also closed recreational facilities.

Meanwhile, the city has activated its Emergency Operations Centre. With the new order from the provincial health officer banning public gatherings over 50 people, the city is identifying impacts to venues, programs and services.

Effective immediately, extra precautions include increased cleaning of surfaces and public areas, encouraging employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and practising social distancing (a two-meter/6,5foot buffer between people).

“This is a health crisis,” Mayor Ken Christian said during a Monday press conference at city hall, stating the city continues to connect with health officials in charge of managing the issue. “We will continue to

liaise with them and take what further actions we believe are necessary to protect the citizens of Kamloops, with respect to COVID-19.” When asked, Christian said he is not aware of any confirmed cases in Kamloops. He said the city has a pandemic plan in place. “I am assured that the essential utilities that the citizens of Kamloops continue to rely on every day — particularly water, sewer, storm sewer — we will continue to provide that service for the citizens of Kamloops,” he said. Meanwhile, in-person classes in School District 73 and across the province have been suspended until further notice as the provin-

cial government continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Premier John Horgan, Minister of Education Rob Fleming and Finance Minister Carol James provided an update on steps the provincial government is taking to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The move to suspend classes in B.C. comes days following other extended closures of schools in provinces such as Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Fleming announced all public and independent schools in B.C. will end in-class instruction and districts will begin formulating plans for some kind of remote instruction following spring break. For most school districts, this will mean planning ahead to March 30, but SD73 has only a one-week spring break, ending on March 20. See APRIL 4, A6

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• Kamloops resident for over 30 years • Rugby enthusiast • Community, family and team oriented • Proud supporter of United Way, Grow A Row, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and Kamloops Pride • Strong believer in supporting local and shopping local I believe that when it comes to buying and selling your house, choosing a local member of the community is important as well. Choose an agent that is on your team!

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s the government puts in place measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the global pandemic, the local tourism industry is feeling the effects of people staying home. Tourism Kamloops CEO Beverley DeSantis said the “whole economy” will be impacted by the pandemic, trickling down from events like festivals, concerts and tournaments to hotels, restaurants, bars, gas stations, malls, stores and services. “All of this has got this ripple effect,” DeSantis said, noting businesses that have yet to feel the impact will eventually. “Are you really going to want to go get your hair done or your manicure done? It’s hitting everybody. I don’t think that anybody is immune.” KTW has been speaking with businesses in the tourism industry to understand the impact, which includes lost revenue, staff layoffs, creative solutions to remain open for business and uncertainty heading into the future. EVENTS LOST OVERNIGHT, FUTURE REMAINS UNCERTAIN Mike Miltimore of Lee’s Music said COVID19 came out of nowhere and hit hard.

Last week, the company — which provides audio-visual equipment such as stages, lighting, signage, microphones and speakers for gatherings of usually more than 50 people, which is the limit set out by the government — lost $50,0000 to $60,000 worth of events over an 18-hour period. Miltimore called it “horrific.” “Our boat stopped immediately,” he said. “Now we’re sitting here, literally 95 per cent of our revenue has stopped.” GK Sound owner Greg Klohn experienced the same. As of Thursday last week, he said two months of events cancelled within 24 hours. So far, he has had to lay off 10 people. “It’s significant,” Klohn said. “We’re still trying to figure it out. We’ve lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of contracts over the next couple of months.” Kamloops musician and promoter JP Lancaster said tour dates from Kamloops to Toronto are being cancelled . March and April are a write-off and Lancaster said he empathizes with musicians who managed to break through with no other jobs on the side, but now have no other source of income. “What do you do when you don’t have any other source of work lined up?” he asked. Depending on the venue and size of the event, many people are involved in staging a concert.

A music show may include not only the talent, but also artist representation, bartenders and security. Miltimore said his business will rely on diversity to weather the storm. Lee’s Music also provides music lessons, sells instruments and manufactures Riversong guitars. Miltimore hopes people will turn to music as a form of comfort and inexpensive entertainment, while at home. Klohn, meanwhile, doesn’t have that luxury and is concerned about the future. Events — festivals, concerts and corporate functions — take between 10 to 12 months to plan. When they restart, how long before money would start flowing back in? “I think it will take a long time to kick start our industry again because all these events, it’s not like a restaurant, where you open the doors and you can start having cashflow again,” Klohn said. “It will take us months after we have a green light to actually get moving again, as well. It could be an interesting year for us.” HOTEL HIRING FREEZE, 50 PER CENT DROP EXPECTED Tyson Andrykew, regional director for Sandman Hotels, said mass cancellations are occurring in hotels across all sectors. See TOURISM, A7

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POSTPONED We are having a Volunpeer Luncheon to speak to seniors 65+ and gathering information about how seniors can engage with youth through volunteerism.

School District 73’s pandemic response team met Tuesday to build its plan for continuing instruction. SD73 superintendent Alison Sidow said the general framework of the district’s plan is being communicated to the Kamloops-Thompson school board Tuesday afternoon and the plan will be made public following that. Sidow said moving to an online platform while in-class instruction is suspended in B.C. is one option they are considering. “Our plan will be broad enough that it’s adaptable, but specific enough to make sure everybody is safe and being cared for in an appropriate manner during these unprecedented times,� Sidow said. “Also we need to ensure that those who have compromised health conditions are addressed as well so there’s lots of planning going on and we should have more to announce either first thing tomorrow morning or later this afternoon.� She said the district is also working to identifying the students who rely on SD73 schools for nutrition and other supports. “There will be additional wraparound services for them,� Sidow said. Fleming said all students on track to move to the next grade will do so and all students will receive a final grade, but provincial exams will be postponed. Other essential programs, such as school meal programs, are expected to continue, with

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“These are unprecedented times at TRU and for our society,� TRU president Brett Fairbairn said in a statement. “The measures above are our way of helping to contain the spread of the coronavirus, while at the same time supporting students in their continued studies.� TRU is also working on plans for spring and summer semesters. For updates, go online to tru. ca/covid19. The city has asked the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to issue an order postponing the April 4 arts centre referendum and, as of KTW press deadline, was still waiting for an answer. Christian said he is concerned about the potential for voter suppression due to the pandemic and restrictions imposed. He added he is worried about the city’s ability to manage the referendum during the pandemic. “My understanding is that their offices have been really pre-occupied dealing with issues related to the homeless and those that are in crisis already and now have another crisis compounding it,� Christian said when asked when the ministry may make a decision. “I get that. There is a byelection in the City of Victoria that is scheduled for April 4 as well. I was in communication with Mayor Lisa Helps today [Monday] about looking at whatever happens in Victoria or Kamloops happens in either location — seems to make sense.�

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individual districts making plans to continue those programs. “We don’t have all the answers today,� Fleming said. Day cares have not been ordered to close, Horgan told reporters, noting that has not been the direction of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry at this time, but adding the situation could change. Meanwhile, Thompson Rivers University has suspended in-person classes and is working on creating classes in online formats. There will be no classes during the week of March 16 to March 20, with the week to be used for study and catch-up by students, while faculty works on creating virtual or alternate measures for teaching. Instructors will contact students directly with the plans going forward. The decision means there will be no lectures, seminars, labs, studios, field school or field trips at TRU’s Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses. As of March 23, classes are scheduled to resume in virtual or alternate formats, although the university is still trying to determine how to proceed with trades programs, given the need to be in the shops. While TRU is shutting down in-person classes, campus services will remain open, meaning services such as libraries, student supports, administrative offices and study areas will be open. However, the university said, there may be some modification to hours or how service is delivered.

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LOCAL NEWS PANDEMIC-RELATED CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS GO ONLINE TO KAMLOOPSTHISWEEK.COM FOR A REGULARLY UPDATED LIST Kamloops musician and promoter JP Lancaster said tour dates from Kamloops to Toronto are being cancelled. March and April are a write-off and Lancaster said he empathizes with musicians who managed to break through with no other jobs on the side, but now have no other source of income. “What do you do when you don’t have any other source of work lined up?” he asked.

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Andrykew said cancellations range from group events to leisure trips and corporate travel. He said as extreme measures were announced by government last week, most cancellations were thought to have already taken place, but they continue this week. “The impact, we just don’t know yet,” he said. No layoffs had occurred at the downtown Sandman Signature Hotel as of Monday, but hiring plans leading up to the busy summer season have been suspended, equating to about 12 jobs. At another hotel, management has been meeting with staff oneon-one, with the hopes of mitigating impacts on full-time employees and determining if employment insurance is better for others. Best Western Plus Kamloops Hotel manager Tim Rodgers said that as services decrease — the hotel has closed its fitness and business rooms and shut down its buffet — the hotel has ramped up cleaning efforts and employees will be doing extra work around the hotel to keep busy as occupancy numbers decline.

Rodgers said most cancellations have occurred for stays in the next 30 days, but some are into the summer. “There’s going to be at least a 50 per cent drop in the city,” Rodgers said, referring to occupancy rates across all Kamloops hotels. RESTAURANTS FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre food and beverage manager Nicole St. Godard said business at the conference centre is “non-existent” due to the ban on groups larger than 50. As a result, staff are being laid off and restaurant hours have been reduced. “It’s a yucky time for us,” St. Godard said. Tables have been taken out of the restaurant to promote social distancing. Fast food chains, such as McDonald’s and Starbucks, have taken similar measures and have prohibited customers from bringing in to-go mugs from home The Dorian Greek House took to Facebook to tell customers the downtown restaurant remains open, with intensified cleaning and incentives to order takeout,

including a discount and “drive-up service.” “We will do whatever we can to make you feel safe, that means reduced and spaced seating, online payment and drive up service, where we will run the food out to your car at the front of our restaurant when requested,” the Facebook post states. “These times are extremely tough for small businesses like ours and some of us may never be able to recover. We ask you to stay supportive, healthy and safe.” WINERIES SET TO OPEN AS TOURS CANCEL As Kamloops wineries are set to open for the season, DiVine Tours shuttle service, which provides wine tours in the ThompsonOkanagan, has temporarily shut down. “There is no business because we’re hunkering down,” owner Terri Axani said. “We’re staying at home and even the groups we have coming up all weekend and next weekend, we can’t accommodate.” Axani said wedding guests have cancelled wine tours as far ahead as July. As a small business with

three staff, Axani said it has a “huge impact for everyone.” “The trickle down is massive, from wedding planners to brewpubs,” she said. “Everyone is going to feel that and, hopefully, we can all get through it together.” As of Tuesday, Privato Vineyard and Winery and Harper’s Trail had posted online that they would be opening for the season at the end of the month and into early April. “We are increasing the cleaning and sanitization of all surfaces and touch points,” reads the Harper’s Trail Facebook page. “We are educating our staff on these protocols and encouraging vigilant hand washing.” TOURISM KAMLOOPS, TRUDEAU PLEDGE SUPPORT Uncertainty remains over when the city will be hardest hit and how long it will take to recover. DeSantis of Tourism Kamloops said uncertainty over timelines is making people nervous, noting Tourism Kamloops met earlier this week with leaders in the business community, with plans to provide accurate information, tools — funding links and information about employment insurance

information, health and safety and liability — and marketing tailored for when recovery begins. Opportunities in the future will include Kamloops’ outdoors, solitary activities like mountain biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, water sports and golfing. “We’re not going quiet and we still have our whole marketing team working, planning, continuing to do what we do,” DeSantis said. “That is, as soon as the world is ready, we need them to know we’re open for business, we’re a healthy safe place to be.” Asked if she supports a complete shutdown, as has been seen in other communities, DeSantis said it is important to listen to experts and government officials, who are making those decisions on a day-to-day basis. During his address to the country on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also pledged support for businesses. “We don’t know exactly how long this is going to take, whether it will be weeks or months, but we know that every step of the way we will be there to support each other because that’s what Canadians do,” Trudeau said.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Parliament will likely sit again to pass emergency measures for the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said a major announcement on supporting the economy is coming on Wednesday, noting the government is planning changes to upcoming tax deadlines to provide more flexibility for businesses and taxpayers.

Some moves will require legislative approval and Trudeau said a short, limited sitting is needed to get it. He is also playing down the idea of invoking a national state of emergency, saying the government is looking at other ways to provide needed help for Canadians. But he is warning that the situation in the country around COVID-19 could last weeks or months. Trudeau also said that as of Wednesday, Parks Canada will suspend

visitor services at all national parks and historic sites. His announcement comes a day after the government closed Canada’s air borders to most non-residents to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Globally, there are more than 180,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including more than 440 cases in Canada. Five deaths have also been reported, including one in Ontario. Many of the cases are connected to travel.

The country’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, says she is concerned about cases not linked to travel, including three in Ontario. The Public Health Agency of Canada says the risk to the general population is low and most people who test positive for COVID-19 experience manageable symptoms like a fever or cough. For some, such as seniors and those with compromised immune systems or pre-existing conditions, the illness can be more severe.


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he provincial government has declared a public health emergency as the number of cases of COVID-19 soared this week. On Tuesday, 83 new cases — and three more deaths — were announced, bringing to 186 the total number of cases the pandemic has brought to B.C. The public health emergency declaration — last issued in April 2016 during the opioid crisis — means changes can be made to the Public Health Act without legislation and the provincial health officer can compel peace officers enforce her verbal orders. The worsening situation should be enough to convince the staunchest skeptic to dispense with the ridiculous claims this is “no worse than the flu” and listen to the health experts. We are experiencing an unprecedented health and economic crisis and the only way we can possibly emerge from it is to heed the advice of those with the knowledge. That means not leaving your home unless necessary — for groceries, to visit the pharmacy, to visit your physician. That means working from home, if possible and, if not, ensuring there is at least two metres (6.5 feet) of space between employees. That means not gathering in groups in public. That means closing your doors if you are a business that caters to larger crowds, such as nightclubs That means altering your manner of doing business if possible, such as what is happening with a number of eateries, which have closed inside dining rooms and opted for take-out service alone. This crisis, as the health experts have repeated, is just beginning. Do not be flippant. Do not underestimate the seriousness of this situation. Follow reliable news sources. Ignore dubious social media posts — and wash your hands regularly.

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he fallout from the spreading COVID19 virus will have a profound effect on B.C., one likely to last long after the virus has stopped spreading. The two biggest impacts will be on the economy and the health system. Those effects will become much more obvious in the coming weeks. The cruise ship season, a major driver of tourism in both Vancouver and Victoria, won’t start until at least July 1. This is one of many things that will greatly diminish the flow of tourism dollars. B.C. is a tourism magnet for people in many parts of the world, but both Asia and Europe are suffering from major outbreaks of the virus and travel is the last thing on most people’s minds. Flights have been severely curtailed and the federal government is already restricting at which airports international flights can arrive. A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular the Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard. Many conventions are held each year in B.C, and, every day, there is news of more major gatherings being cancelled or postponed. Sports leagues – professional and amateur – have also cancelled games, while in-person classes in elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools have been suspended indefinitely.

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The ports, another major driver of the B.C. economy, have already been suffering due to both COVID-19 and blockades by protesters. Much of the port traffic is to and from Asia and there is no sign that it will resume its former volume any time soon. All these factors impact restaurants, service businesses, hotels and other areas of the economy. It is likely some businesses will close permanently. The economy is almost certain to see a decline. The health-care system is already dealing with COVID-19 and, thus far, is doing a solid job. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has been forthright and proactive. Her experience in Ontario during the 2003 SARS crisis is coming in very handy and, as a province, we are fortunate to have her. However, should there be many more cases, our hospitals have little space to accommodate them. Fraser Health, with 1.9-mil-

lion residents, is the largest in the province, but has just 80 intensive-care beds. As of March 9, 10 per cent of those were empty. The situation is similar in other parts of the province. The health system is woefully inadequate at times of crisis. Many B.C. residents do not have family doctors and there are still too few of the badly needed urgent-care centres the current government is starting to set up. Homeless people may have other specific challenges, as their health is often poor and the virus will be able to spread quickly among them. They do not generally get much attention from the health system. In Washington state, the epicentre of the disease in the U.S., most of the COVID-19 deaths have been linked to one seniors’ care home. These people have extremely fragile health and cannot fight off the virus. Should the virus enter a number of care homes, the immediate effect on the health system will be overwhelming. All but one of the seven COVID-19 deaths in B.C. (as of March 17) involve residents of a North Vancouver care home. The scenario is changing and bringing new challenges daily.

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BLAME OIL PRICES, NOT THE PM

THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS TO TOILET PAPER, IF NEEDED Editor: My wife and I went shopping the other day at our usual grocery store and, to our surprise, not a roll of toilet paper was to be found. It was the same scenario at the pharmacy next door. Instead, we stocked up on Kleenex, a two-function substitute. Here are a few more tips for those of you who missed out: • If you have two-ply Kleenex or toilet paper, gently tease apart the plies and — voila — twice as much paper. • Limit yourselves to three squares per use. • Recycle your newspapers. Failing that, we can always drag out the garden hose, check for leaks and turn the tap on full. Mark and Margaret Hyslop Kamloops

Editor: Re: Perry Grunenberg’s letter of March 11 (‘Government tied to project deaths’): There is a widely held belief about resource-sector development applications, that as soon as they have been filed and made public, their approval is guaranteed, as are all the promises they have made about jobs and community economic benefits. It then follows that if, for whatever reason, a project does not proceed, these jobs and benefits have been “lost.” This is nonsense. In his letter, Grunenberg did not directly blame Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for job losses when Teck decided to abandon its proposed Frontier mine project in Alberta, but he did say the “economic output” of the mine had been lost. Without being specific or showing any supporting facts, he also blamed the federal Liberals for “a lack of clear direction [that] is responsible for many resource projects being cancelled.” It is a popular pastime among Alberta Conservatives to blame the federal Liberals in general and Trudeau in particular for anything that might adversely affect that province. Almost immediately after Teck’s surprise

KTW reader Alan Budreau says low oil prices — not Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — are to blame for Teck’s decision to abandon its Frontier mine project. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

announcement on Feb. 23, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney accused Ottawa of “creating chaotic security risks” and “lacking the courage to defend the interests of Canadians in the face of a militant minority.” Teck CEO Don Lindsay mentioned neither of those issues when he laid out his reasons for not proceeding with the Frontier project. The three main reasons he did give for this decision are low oil prices, lack of pipelines and inability to reconcile climate change with resource extraction. The most daunting of these challenges is the issue of low oil prices. Analysts estimate Frontier would require

a price of anywhere from $75 to $92 per barrel of oil to be successful. At the beginning of this year, crude oil was trading at well below that level. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously reduced global economic activity, creating a lack of demand for oil that has dragged prices down to levels not seen for several years. The price of a barrel of crude oil on Tuesday sat below $30 and, according to B.C. MP Richard Cannings, it is not predicted to go above $60 or $70 for the next 20 years. Teck could see the writing on the wall. Of all the challenges the Frontier project had to face during its nine-year trip through the regulatory process, this is the one that was completely beyond its power to control. At the end of the day, Lindsay had a decision to make on behalf of his company’s shareholders — not the province of Alberta — and he made it. Alan Budreau Kamloops

IH’S PRIVACY ARGUMENT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE Editor: Regarding Interior Health not specifying which communities are housing confirmed cases of COVID-19: I think it’s ridiculous that Interior Health states it is withholding the infor-

mation based on privacy reasons when we have two confirmed cases amid a population greater than one million, spanning a massive area. It isn’t a matter that things “may” change. It’s a matter of “when” because

this thing is past the point of containment, which is why the World Health Organization has declared it a pandemic. Cody O’Day Kamloops

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Many dental offices close TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

A number of dental offices in Kamloops are closed for an extended period following word from provincial health officials that all attendees of an industry conference in Vancouver should selfisolate. Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, said on Monday there were likely a number of people at the Pacific Dental Conference infected with COVID-19. The conference ran from March 5 to March 7 and had about 14,000 attendees. Dr. David Ciriani, president of the Kamloops and District Dental Society, said most Kamloops dental offices had staff attend the conference, his included. “I think there were a couple in town that did not attend, but across the province about 90 per cent of dentists attend,” he told KTW. “There was record attendance this year.” Last week, conference attendees were sent a letter, indicating one person at the conference has since tested positive for COVID-19. The letter urged those showing symptoms to self-isolate. On Monday, Henry said that message now extends to all attendees regardless of whether they are showing symptoms. Ciriani said he began closing his office on Monday after receiving news of Henry’s announcement. “We’re in the process of shutting everything down,” he said. “I’d say 50 per cent of our office was there.”

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its ramifications have led to cancellation of corporate shows for Kamloops magician-entertainer Clinton W. Gray, meaning more time with son, Dylan. Restrictions on the maximum number of people who can gather in one place have led to scores of businesses to temporarily close or alter operations and numerus events to be cancelled or postponed.

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As the prime minister told Canadians to avoid all nonessential travel and advised those abroad to come home, flights were cancelled this week at Kamloops Airport as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Air Canada flights No. 8427 and 8198, arriving from Vancouver and Calgary, were cancelled on Monday and more cancellations are anticipated. “That’s what we’re just starting to see now, as of today, is some cancellations because of the demand,” Kamloops Airport manager Ed Ratuski

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While some venues in the city have cancelled events or suspended operations entirely, Cactus Jack’s Nightclub appears to be trying to cash in on the pandemic. Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Theresa Tam has recommended avoiding crowded places, staying two metres away from other people and only going out during offpeak hours. In social media posts made Monday evening by Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, one post read: “Who wants to quarantine with us at CJ’s?” with voting options “Heck Yes” and “Hell Yes.” Another poll asked

if the club should open Monday night, when it is usually closed, and if it should open until 2 a.m. every night the coming week. Voters were 60 per cent in favour, 40 per cent against. Club owner Jordan Landry told KTW in text messages that he planned to continue operating with the understanding there is a 50-person maximum gathering size, including staff. When asked for further comment on whether he was concerned about social distancing recommendations made by experts and provincial and federal health authorities, Landry refused to comment, suggesting a KTW reporter visit his bar and buy a beer. Cactus Jack’s St.

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Provincial prisons, including the maximumsecurity Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, have banned visitors and volunteers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but an inmate locally said more needs to be done behind bars. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

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BC Corrections says it is amending its protocols to meet with recent federal and provincial recommendations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but a Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre prisoner says more needs to be done. “This is a dynamic situation and, as always, the safety and security of everyone in B.C.’s correctional centres and community corrections officers, and the broader community, is our paramount concern,” BC Corrections said in a statement responding to a query from KTW. Provincial jails, like Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, are now closed to visitors and

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volunteers due to the pandemic. Inmates can still meet with lawyers, who are being encouraged to conduct meetings by phone. KRCC prisoner Barry Smith told KTW he is concerned about conditions in the maximumsecurity prison. He said correctional officers are not wearing masks and have not changed their practices in recent weeks, as fears about COVID-19 have escalated. According to Smith, the way KRCC inmates are housed could make the jail a bad place to be if the virus begins circulating inside. “We’re crammed in here like sardines,” he said. “A 20-man unit with 40 guys.” Smith said prisoners are concerned a correctional officer or a new inmate could bring the virus in from the outside.

He said prisoners have been told new inmates are screened for symptoms and, assuming they are not showing any, put into a unit. “They check you out for symptoms, but if you don’t have symptoms they just put you right in,” he said. BC Corrections said anyone with symptoms is put into medical isolation. To date, no provincial inmates have been found to have COVID-19. “In light of the most recent federal and provincial announcements by health officials, BC Corrections is in the process of updating other practices and procedures now,” the BC Corrections statement said. “The changes will be communicated to staff and to the public as appropriate.”

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ing the evolving situation of COVID19 closely and will continue to follow guidelines provided by the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada,“ company communications manager Tara Narain told KTW via email. “Following the updates from the Canadian government, our team is working through what these changes will mean for our upcoming travel season,” Narain said. “We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation and will share more

information as it becomes available.” Rocky Mountaineer has a rail yard in Kamloops and, during its season, which normally begins in April, its trains stop in the city daily, dispersing hundreds of guests who stay overnight in hotels. Canadians are currently being urged to avoid travel and exercise social distancing (staying at least two metres/6.5 feet) from one another during the pandemic. The provincial government has banned gatherings of more than 50 people.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is gradually having an impact on more and more industries. One that is sure to be heavily hit over the coming weeks and months is the tourism industry and Rocky Mountaineer Railtours is taking the pandemic and its effects seriously. “To protect the health and safety of our guests and team, we are monitor-

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ot all research is planned. Not all discoveries come about by intent. Sometimes, a person is just in the right place at the right time. For me, that place was a Kamloops-area beach last week, walking with my dogs. The snow and ice had just melted away, revealing a single artifact on the sand: a complete spear point made more than six millennia ago. It’s just a single artifact, but an object with the potential to tell us so much. This artifact joins a small handful of other local sites known to date to what we call the “early period,” those few thousand years after the last Ice Age when the climate and landscape were shifting and settling into the world we now know. It’s a rare and tantalizing glimpse into a very ancient past. The object is a distinctive style known as Old Cordilleran and is typically found in sites dating from about 9,000 to 6,000 years ago. Functionally, it’s what archeologists call a “projectile point,” a group of tools that includes the tips of spears, darts and arrows. This style is believed to be a spearhead, meaning it was attached to the end of a long handle, and used by thrusting, most likely in the hunting of large game. It’s long, blade-like edges could serve double duty as a butchering tool. When the artifact was made — and lost — the environment here was warmer and drier than today. The valleys around Kamloops would have been rolling savannah of scattered ponderosa pine and tall grasses, supporting large herds of elk and deer, with mountain sheep, moose and caribou passing through. The tool is made of a black volcanic stone called dacite,

JOANNE HAMMOND PHOTO Kamloops-based archeologist Joanne Hammond discovered a complete spearhead on a Kamloops-area beach recently while out walking with her dog.

likely sourced from the nearby Arrowstone Hills, where Secwépemc, Nlaka’pamux, St’át’imc and their ancestors have been mining the valuable toolstone since time out of mind. The artifact is rare — as are most things of that age — but not unexpected. The Kamloops area has been home to more than 500 generations of Secwépemc and their ancestors, and evidence of their occupation is plentiful here. But a thing can be significant without being surprising. Artifacts of this age, beauty and completeness are unusual, in part, because of unlawful collection.

When people find objects like this, and keep them as collectible curiosities, the information they contain is lost to the rest of us. The archeological record gets fragmented. It can be helpful to imagine the archeological record like an actual book and artifacts as pages. When a page is removed, the rest of the story is harder to understand. Sometimes we don’t even know what’s missing. If a collector had picked up this spearhead, taken it home as a prize, this page would be gone, and I wouldn’t have been able to tell you its story. Collection of artifacts is illegal

and also deeply unethical. That object is part of cultural patrimony that — unless you are an Indigenous person in your home territory — probably doesn’t belong to you. If you happen upon an artifact, there is a way you can actually contribute to the record. Take a photo, take a waypoint using Google maps (which lets you share a location), or just note your location as carefully as possible, and bring your information to someone that can help record the site. In Kamloops, the Secwepemc Museum can give direction, as can the BC Archaeology Branch

in Victoria. And, as a Dig It reader, you know that our group of local archeologists are here for you. Reach out and help us help you, and together we’ll learn from and protect the past. Joanne Hammond is a Kamloopsbased archeologist. Interested in more? Go online to republicofarchaeology.ca. Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the Kamloops region. A group of nine archeologists working in the area contribute columns to KTW’s print edition and online at kamloopsthisweek.com.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Currency of Guinea 5. Avert something bad 10. Sounds 12. Immediate dangers 14. Legendary Tar Heels coach 16. Californium 18. Work standards government dept. (abbr.) 19. Coastal Scottish town 20. Triangular lower back bones 22. Trouble 23. A way to smile 25. Something that is not what it seems 26. Of she 27. Temporary living quarters 28. Bag-like structure in a plant or animal 30. Indicates near 31. Spiritual leader 33. Soup dish 35. Philippine island

37. No longer fashionable 38. Peaks 40. Alabama football team 41. __ King Cole 42. Digital audiotape 44. Open trough 45. The woman 48. Cools down 50. Turkic language 52. Body part 53. Pulse steadily 55. Embedded computer hardware company 56. Indicates shape 57. Thou (plural) 58. Odd and remarkable 63. An evening party 65. National capital of Zambia 66. Tantalizes 67. Dark brown or black

CLUES DOWN 1. Not naturally outgoing 2. Exclamation of pain 3. Polynesian garland of flowers 4. Surrounded by water 5. Church towers 6. Hot beverage 7. Body parts 8. Travel documents 9. Railway 10. Gradually wear away 11. Measuring instrument 13. Minor dust-ups 15. Strongly alkaline solution 17. Extreme scarcity of food 18. Dash 21. Philly culinary specialty 23. Popular lager __ Adams 24. Snitch 27. Trimmed 29. Greek god of desire 32. Take to the limit

34. Cool! 35. Sound mental health 36. Native American group 39. Test for high schoolers 40. Rocky peak 43. Preferences 44. Bother 46. Call attention to (slang) 47. Snake-like fish 49. Bulgarian capital 51. Don’t know when yet 54. Italian Seaport 59. Brooklyn hoopster 60. Where to bathe 61. Equal, prefix 62. Beverage container 64. Denotes openness

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

You may be facing the consequences of a little overindulgence this week, Aries. It may take a bit for you to get back on track. Use every opportunity to rest up.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if you are moving from one job to another, you may have to put your social life on hold for a bit until all components of this transition are working smoothly.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, obligations at work or at home are building up and you may be experiencing extra stress. The key to feeling better is to take some of the responsibilities off of your plate.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, a lack of communication between you and a close friend or relative may have you wondering if this person is okay. Just be persistent with your inquiries.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, caution is called for any time a financial presentation is made that affects your finances. Properly vet all potential investments and anyone guiding you in this process.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may be putting your best self forward, but unless you get others to take notice, you won’t be able to make an impact. Enlist others to help.

MARCH 18 - MARCH 24, 2020 LIBRA

- Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your ingenuity and imagination have been wavering lately. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get things working again. Stay the course.

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- Oct 24/Nov 22 Financial matters come to the forefront this week, Scorpio. You may have depleted your reserves a bit faster than expected. It’s probably time to curtail your spending.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may need to say something to a loved one that shows how much you support this special purpose. Give careful consideration to what you want to say.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Use this week as an opportunity to catch up on some rest, Capricorn. Your schedule has been jam-packed for some time now, and your energy stores are depleted.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you may be stuck in the middle of a situation with two people you care about. Be an impartial listener to both instead of taking sides. Offer advice if it’s sought.

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- Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may be hit with a bit of melancholy this week, but it quickly subsides when you touch base with someone whose energy is contagious.

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WISH FUND GETS GIFT FROM KFL : Kamloops Ford Lincoln recently donated $1,250 to the ICCHA Wish Foundation, which will go directly toward cardiac care improvements at Royal Inland Hospital. From left: Jake Gelowitz, commercial accounts advisor at Kamloops Ford Lincoln, Craig Brown, general manager at Kamloops Ford Lincoln, ICCHA Wish founder Al Patel and foundation board member Anil Parekh.The ICCHA Wish Foundation is a volunteer-based organization with the goal of raising funds for hospital equipment and technologies at Royal Inland Hospital. Since its inception, it has raised more than $1.4 million for services at RIH.

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The non-profit Open Door Group has launched a fundraising campaign for the expansion project of its Gardengate Horticulture Program facility. The Gardengate program is funded by Interior Health and is a partner of the Kamloops Food Policy Council. The horticulture program helps those with addictions and/or mental-health issues. The program has been operating since 2000 out of space in Brocklehurst that is largely unusable during winter months due to lack of heat. With thousands of people from the community visiting Gardengate each year, the program is now looking to expand its facility. The cost of the facility expansion is $500,000 and more than $150,000 has been raised so far. To find out more about the project and how to support it, go online to igg.me/at/ Gardengate, call 250-554-9453 or email Robert.wright@opendoorgroup.org.

MOOSE CALL TO RIDING ASSOCIATION: Moose Lodge 1552 administrator Jack Buchanan and Moose Lodge member Keith Wallace present a cheque for $1,000 to Ashley Sudds for first responders who work with the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association.

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Kamloops veteran has been awarded a medal from the French government 75 years after he helped liberate the country on D-Day. Lloyd Funnell has been given the Legion of Honour medal by France. “At first I thought it was too much for me, because the rank and file don’t get in that position — but, occasionally, they do,” Funnell, who turns 100 in October, told KTW. Originally from Manitoba, Funnell served as a soldier between 1941 and 1945. He married in 1951 and lived in various places across Western Canada before settling in Kamloops. A millwright by trade, Funnell worked for a trailer company and at Mica Dam before starting his own construction and renovation business. Funnell has two daughters and two grandchildren. Son-in-law Joe Koziol said Funnell only stopped working three years ago due to health issues. He has lived for about a year in a care home on the North Shore. In 2004, Koziol accompanied Funnell on a trip to France to mark the 60th anniversary of D-Day. He said he will never forget watching Funnell soak it all in. “It was very special,” Koziol said, noting Funnell is slated to

receive another honour from Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. Funnell said he appreciates the recognition. But does he think it’s a big deal? “At first I didn’t realize what it is, but I guess so, hey?” he said. THE D-DAY ASSAULT Just after midnight on D-Day — June 6, 1944 — 24,000 Canadian, British and American troops descended from the sky on Nazi-controlled Normandy, France. The invasion of Normandy is widely considered one of the turning points in the Second World War, as the allies smashed through Adolf Hitler’s supposedly impregnable Atlantic Wall and began the westward march to Berlin to meet the Soviets coming from the east. Canada started the war with a regular army of 4,200 soldiers. Eventually, about 1.1 millionCanadians would serve in uniform. They were everywhere, be it bombing German cities, escorting naval convoys across the Atlantic or fighting house to house in Italy. But D-Day was the big one, the attack everyone had been waiting for. And, while two of the Normandy landing beaches were assigned to the Americans and two to the British, the fifth — an eight-kilometre stretch code-named Juno — was all Canadian. Years of preparation and training following the hard lessons of Dieppe — the disastrous raid two years earlier in which

DAVE EAGLES/KTW Kamloops veteran Lloyd Funnel has been awarded the Legion of Honour medal by the French government 75 years after he helped liberate the country on D-Day.

900 Canadians were killed and nearly 2,000 captured — were put to the test when the first landing craft hit the beach at 7:45 a.m. The casualties in that initial wave were heavy as the Canadians advanced into a maelstrom of German fire. By

the end of the day, 340 would be killed — more than twice the number who died during Canada’s entire 13-year war in Afghanistan. Another 574 were wounded. Yet the assault was a success. The Canadians advanced farther than anyone else on

that first day while Canadian pilots guarded the skies and more than 100 Royal Canadian Navy ships manned by 10,000 Canadian sailors guarded the English Channel or ferried troops and equipment to shore. — with files from Canadian Press

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primary-care provider’s office or 811 to assess whether you need testing. Calling ahead to the clinic before you go ensures the clinic is prepared to test you and keeps the clinic’s staff and other visitors safe. If you do not have a primary-care provider, call 811 for assessment. The nurses at 811 can give you more information regarding where you can go for assessment and testing — for example, an urgent primary-care centre or a walk-in clinic. Nurses at 811 have been instructed to complete an exposure risk assessment of callers with compatible symptoms, such as cough or influenza-like symptoms. In some cases, the 811 nurses may suggest a caller go see a health-care provider for assessment and testing, and recommend that the caller call ahead to tell the clinicians that they are coming. A health-care provider will let you know if you need testing and need to self-isolate. Depending on where you live in B.C. and the health-care services in your area, safe testing may be available at different health-care settings, including your doctor’s office, walkin-clinic or urgent-care centre. — this information is from the BC Centre for Disease Control

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Remember that frozen ice circle floating in the South Thompson River, a phenomenon of nature that led the news cycle for one peaceful moment in time in Kamloops? Well, the mayor’s annual State of the City address may have had a different tone back then. It may have had a different tone a week before he spoke. However, last Thursday, just hours before the speech — planned a month in advance — was set to take place, the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the suspension of major sporting events, the cancellation of conferences and the imposition by the provincial health officer of a ban on gatherings of more than 250 people in British Columbia, including Kamloops. That limit has since been reduced to 50 people. Bottles of personal-sized hand-sanitizer bottles were as abundant as bottles of beer and wine at the Sandman Signature Hotel, on a night that was as much about networking for Kamloops Chamber of Commerce members as it was about hearing from the city’s top elected official. Mayor Ken Christian told those gathered he longs for the days of the frozen ice circle. “This may be the last gathering of this size we have in Kamloops for some time,” Christian told the group of about 130 people, four hours after Dr. Bonnie Henry publicly announced the ban on large gatherings. The mayor’s speech did not shy away from the challenge faced by the community in light of COVID-19, with “resilience”

the message he had for the business community and the city as a whole, with his address being live-streamed online to the greater masses. Though no cases have thus far been publicized in Kamloops, “Clean Hands Ken” — as the mayor referred to himself, harkening back to his days in public health — told the crowd there will be COVID-19 cases in Kamloops and there will likely be related deaths. He said his hope is the numbers of deaths will be low, with pandemic plans in place at Royal Inland Hospital, but added it is important for businesses to have emergency preparation in place. “Have some thought in and around what that disease and

what the absence of half of your workplace might be like for you,” Christian said. “That is an important reminder as we move forward in the coming days ... this is something that is already circulating within our community. Be aware.” COVID-19 has tanked the stock markets and Christian said the amount of money lost is “tremendous.” He noted the trickle-down effect has yet to be fully realized. Another challenge noted in Christian’s State of the City address is the issue of rights and title. Before COVID-19 began dominating the conversation and government attention, blockades had taken place across

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the country in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline in northwest B.C., with the protests also impacting the economy. Christian called the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, work on which will soon begin in Kamloops, a “silver lining,” something other communities like Kelowna and Nanaimo don’t have. Perhaps he was preaching to the choir on that issue, as those hand-sanitizer bottles handed out to chamber members donned branding from Canada’s Oil and Natural Gas Producers. Incoming Kamloops Chamber of Commerce president Tyson Andrykew, who runs the hotel in

which the event was being hosted and Sandman hotels in several other communities, said “these are really challenging times,” citing hotel cancellations and other pressures on the hospitality industry, which he said often acts as a barometer for the greater economy. Andrykew said he is up to the challenge as he heads into his role as chamber president in a time of instability. “This is where the chamber really has an opportunity to show its strength,” Andrykew said. “This is a time for collaboration. This is a time for us to work with our other organizations, like Tourism Kamloops, and the business improvement associations in our city to figure out ways to battle through this together.” Looking ahead, the mayor emphasized the importance of relationships, including with Interior Health, School District 73, Tk’emlups te Secwépemc and Thompson Rivers University. Through four decades in Kamloops, Christian said, the university has undergone the single-biggest change. He called the school an “important part” of the city’s economy, with nearly 14,000 students impacting everything from local restaurants and grocery stores to future employees. Christian said he sees opportunity in populating the campus, active transportation and research in emergency management. “We need to embrace them as a partner in our community,” he said.

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• Colin O’Leary, O’Leary and Associates Ltd. BC Chamber of Commerce Representative: • Aleece Laird: Amplify Consulting Inc. “Although we look forward to what is to come for our Chamber with our new team at the office and those elected and re-elected to the board tonight, I wanted to thank those that have served this great organization over the past number of years,” incoming president Tyson Andrykew said in a statement. “I’m excited to be a part of the team that leads the Chamber into the next decade of business in Kamloops.”

New GM for Highland Valley mine Elaina Ware has succeeded Geoff Brick as general manager of Highland Valley Copper, following Brick’s retirement after six years in the position. Ware has more than 20 years of experience in mining, including her previous Teck roles as operations manager at Highland Valley, general manager at Greenhills Operations and general manager of Digital Transformation for Teck’s RACE21 program.

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PANDEMIC CLAIMS KAMLOOPS SPORTS The entire sports section in this edition of Kamloops This Week is dedicated to providing the latest in cancellations, postponements and information in general in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic as of Tuesday afternoon at press deadline:

school-sport-related activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A BCSS memorandum obtained by KTW on Tuesday said training, practices, jamborees, scrimmages, matches and similar inter- and intra-school-sport activities are cancelled until further notice. “We recognize that schools across the province are out on spring break for the next one or two weeks, but note that many train or compete with their school team during spring break,” the memo reads. “We are also aware that the provincial government will be making an announcement shortly around the plan for schools coming out of spring break. “Regardless of the government announcement, all school-sport activities, including those noted above, are to remain cancelled until further notice from BC School Sports.” Questions can be directed to info@ bcschoolsports.ca. “Due to the speed at which things are changing, we will evaluate the situation moving forward and determine the ability to safely offer a spring season of play at a later date,” the memo reads.

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BOOGIE NIXED There will be no CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge in 2020. The Kamloops staple, which was scheduled for April 26, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, executive director Jo Berry said in a Tuesday press release. “The uncertainty that we all face at this time will require us to band together as a community and, while we will be able to get through this unprecedented event, it is with heavy hearts that we are officially cancelling the 2020 Boogie the Bridge,” Berry said, noting government restrictions to public gatherings would likely hinder the event. “The world events that we are seeing at this time demand our attention and those of our wonderful and dedicated Boogie team volunteers.” Those who have registered can receive a refund, defer registration to 2021 or donate to Boogie’s charity of choice, the First Nations Youth Theatre Program, which exists under the Western Canada Theatre umbrella. The annual event has raised more than $1 million for charity since its inception more than two decades ago. There is no word yet on whether weekly training will continue. HARD TIMES AHEAD Kamloops Track and Field Club president Judy Armstrong is remaining vigilant, watching COVID-19 pandemic news and taking cues from BC Athletics. “We got an email from a Surrey club yesterday,” Armstrong said. “They said everything is cancelled and we’ll see you in 2021. “We haven’t made that decision yet. But if things haven’t changed, everything will be cancelled.” The club has suspended all indoor practices at the Tournament Capital Centre, which the city has closed, for two weeks, a period that started on Sunday. Armstrong said the club is slated to host 10 competitions this year, including the Battle of the Border in April, the Dylan Armstrong Classic, the North

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Miranda Kozak of the Kamloops Skating Club offers a smile while wowing the crowd on Jan. 29 at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. Smiles like hers have been wiped out for now, with the mass mothballing of Tournament Capital athletics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kamloops Skating Club, Valleyview Skating Club and Kamloops Long Blades suspended operations on Monday.

and West Okanagan Zones High School Championships and the Okanagan Zone High School Championships in May and the BC Athletics Track and Field Championships Jamboree in July. The cancellation of all of those events would be financially devastating to the KTFC, Armstrong said. “Absolutely it will,” she said. “There is no doubt about it. “We make money off of competitions, membership and our manure sale.”

Armstrong said the club will take the two-week break to reassess its stance on the continuation of the season. “In light of everything today, they do not want anybody in groups of more than 50,” Armstrong said. “My feeling is we’re going stop practice altogether.” SCHOOL SPORTS SACKED The BC School Sports board of directors has suspended indefinitely all spring

MOUNTAINS CLOSED Sun Peaks Resort and Harper Mountain on Monday announced plans to close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 winter season. Harper ceased operations end of day Monday and Sun Peaks will shut down end of day Wednesday, both decisions made in reaction to growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. At Sun Peaks, lift tickets are no longer for sale, but the mountain remains open to those who already have tickets valid until Wednesday and season-pass holders. Mountain-operated food and beverage outlets will allow no more than 50 people in any facility at the same time and tables have been spaced for social distancing. “We do not take this action lightly as skiing in the mountains was one of the safer and calming escapes people had left during this hectic time,” a note on Sun Peaks’ website said. “However, the situation continues to evolve on an almost hourly basis and an appropriate response was now required. “The logistics and ever-changing environment have made it too difficult to finish the season in what we consider a safe setting for all those involved.” See GYMS, A26

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Sun Peaks was open as of Monday morning, while other ski areas across the province had chosen to shut down in reaction to growing concerns over the pandemic. “Select Canadian resorts have announced closures today due to decisions made south of the border in the United States,” reads a March 14 statement from Sun Peaks Resort LLP. “However, at this time, British Columbia remains one of the safest places in the world and our guests are having a great time on the slopes.” Harper Mountain was open on Monday for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Information released by provincial and federal authorities on Monday prompted action from Harper management. “After careful consideration of the quickly changing circumstances around coronavirus (COVID-19), Harper Mountain has chosen to suspend all operations effective 4 p.m. Monday, March 16, for the remainder of the season,” manager Lisa Daburger said in a press release. Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna and Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton were open as of Monday morning. Big White closed for the season as of 3:30 p.m. on Monday. Apex shuttered on Tuesday. Whistler Blackcomb announced on Saturday it will shut down for a week, from March 15 to March 22, along with all of Vail Resorts’ North American properties. SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon, Cypress Mountain Resort in West Vancouver and Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson have all closed. Canadian Rockies resorts, including Fernie Alpine Resort, Nakiska Ski Area, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, closed for at least one week starting on March 15. FITNESS CENTRES RESPOND Gyms in Kamloops are paying attention to the COVID-19 pandemic and handling news differently. Orangetheory Fitness (2601210 Summit Dr.) informed members on Monday morning the studio will be closed effective end of day Monday, March 16, until at least April 1. Memberships will be frozen for the duration of closure, with billing and usage cycles reactivating when the studio opens. Planet Fitness in Sahali Mall was temporarily closed as of 10 p.m. on Monday. No Limits Fitness was open as of Tuesday morning. A note on the gym’s Facebook

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW Shinji Matthews gets off a shot in Special Olympics basketball action earlier this month during a regional tournament game at Kamloops Christian School. Special Olympics BC suspended weekly training, competitions and face-to-face fundraising events from March 13 to March 31.

page details increased cleaning measures and changes in hours of operation. The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA has closed the Downtown Y and John Tod Centre Y. “Although no member or staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at our facilities, we believe it is important to follow the recommendations of public health agencies and do everything we can to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus so that our hospitals do not become overloaded,” read a note on the Kamloops YMCAYWCA Facebook page. The Kamloops Y’s spring break camps and after-schoolcare programs will continue until the organization receives notice to suspend those operations and the Violence Against Women Intervention support services remained operational as of Tuesday morning. For more information, go online to kamloopsy.org. Gold’s Gym (906 Laval Cres.) remained open as of Tuesday, with attendance restricted to members only and cancellations to fitness classes and childcare availability. Anytime Fitness Kamloops (1801 Princeton-Kamloops Hwy.) posted a note on its Facebook page on Monday evening saying it will remain open until mandated to close, noting increased cleanliness is top priority. Ladies KickFit (1055 Victoria St.) suspended regular classes until further notice as of Monday night. The Ladies Only

Fitness Gym will remain open to fob-key members, according to a note on the KickFit Facebook page. All GoodLife and Fit4Less locations across Canada have closed until further notice to help protect members and associates from the threat of COVID-19, the company announced Monday morning. On Monday afternoon, Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian announced all city arenas and pools will be closed as of Tuesday, including the Tournament Capital Centre, home of the Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre. The KGTC was closed indefinitely as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. PITCHES, DIAMONDS EMPTY The Kamloops Minor Baseball Association and Kamloops Youth Soccer Association have suspended activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Saturday update on the KYSA website noted there are no plans to cancel the season, but BC Soccer has paused sanctioned soccer action until further notice. The note says to expect an update by Friday. The KMBA published a message on its website on Friday, suspending activities and noting Baseball BC will reevaluate this week. See LIONS, A27


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LEOS TALK CAMP B.C. Lions’ training camp is slated to run in Kamloops for the 11th consecutive season, from May 13 to June 3 at Hillside Stadium. The COVID-19 pandemic has potential to change that, but there are no plans, for now, to cancel camp. “Everybody is working toward a goal of keeping

on track and keeping this going,” said Terri Breker, senior director of marketing and communications for the Lions. “They are very unprec-

edented times. We’re looking at this week and next week and trying to work with some deadlines. “I can’t confirm or deny what’s going to happen.” Jeff Putnam, parks and civic facilities manager for the City of Kamloops, said it would be entirely the Lions’ decision to pull out, not withstanding a moratorium on use of facilities. On Monday, Kamloops

Mayor Ken Christian announced the temporary closure of all city arenas and pools. The Lions use the Tournament Capital Centre, including the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, when they hold camp in the River City. “With so much uncertainty at the moment, it’s not productive to indulge in speculation in the media about what may or may

not happen,” Lucas Barrett, director of communications and public affairs for the CFL, said in a statement. The Lions cancelled their Orange Helmet Awards, slated for Friday, and announced free agent camps in the U.S., school visits and other community outreach programs have been cancelled. Dance team auditions scheduled for Sunday have

been postponed. BATS SILENCED The TRU WolfPack baseball team’s spring season has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian College Baseball Conference organizers are planning to have a conference call on March 26 to draft a schedule for the fall. See PEJRIL, A28

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be an economic hit to us, that’s for sure.” On Monday, the B.C. government asked residents to cancel gatherings of more than 50 people. POOL PERIL A club-record 11 Kamloops Classic Swimming club athletes qualified to compete at the Swimming Canada 2020 Olympic and Paralympic trials, which were scheduled to run from March 30 to April 5 in Toronto. Swimming Canada has postponed the event until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all national events through April 20 will be cancelled or postponed, according to a press release posted on swimming.ca. Several Classics have qualified for the Canadian Open Water Championships, an Olympics qualifier slated for April 25 and April 26 off of Grand Cayman Island. Swimming Canada will make a determination on that event’s future on or before April 21. The Western Canadian Swimming Championships, scheduled to run from April 16 to April 19 in Saskatoon, have been cancelled. Classics’ head coach Brad Dalke said his club is this week taking its regular spring break hiatus from the pool, although some swimmers who qualified for Olympic trials are still training at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. “We want to make sure that if things turn

BLAZERS AT HOME The Kamloops Blazers announced on Monday their business office and team store inside Sandman Centre are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As a recommendation from the government, it is important for people to stay home during this time,” Blazers’ president Don Moores said

in a press release. While at home, staff can be contacted by phone and email. The Canadian Hockey League announced on Thursday the balance of the 2019-2020 season has been suspended. “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. Kamloops sent its players home on Saturday. “We will have all players return to Kamloops at an undetermined time,” a club press release said. HOCKEY CANCELLED Hockey Canada has cancelled all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including its national championships and all BC Hockey provincials and playoffs, until further notice. This includes the provincial peewee tier 1 championship tourney, which was scheduled to be held this week, during spring break, on McArthur Island. On behalf of Hockey Canada, chief executive officer Tom Renney and president and chief operating officer Scott Smith said the difficult decision was made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The decision will effectively cancel all BC Hockey operations, including minor hockey provincials, junior playoffs and shut down hockey

academies within the province. In B.C. the shutdown will affect all minor hockey associations and academies, the junior A BC Hockey League, the junior B Kootenay International, Vancouver Island and Pacific International hockey leagues, along with the Western Hockey League of the Canadian Hockey League “Without question, this is an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world,” Renney said. “The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.” On Monday, the B.C. government asked residents to cancel gatherings of more than 50 people. Barry Petrachenko, chief executive officer with BC Hockey, said its board of directors support the leadership shown by Hockey Canada to suspend all hockey operations in attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. In B.C., provincial hockey championships were slated to begin on Sunday, March 15, in cities including Kamloops, Penticton, Quesnel, Golden, Kelowna, Williams Lake, West Vancouver, Vanderhoof, Vernon, Nanaimo, Saanich, Summerland, Prince Rupert, Richmond, Hope and Cowichan.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

NORTH SHORE Moving Sale. Saturday, March 21st. 9am-1pm. #11-2714 Tranquille Road. Lots of great stuff. Crafty things too! Townhouse is for sale was well.

1948 Ferguson rebuilt motor & extra parts has a util. snow blade & chains mostly original $2,500. 250-374-8285. 5th wheel hitch $200. 250374-8285.

Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1300. 250318-2030. Do you have an item for sale under $750?

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Personals

Looking For Love? 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.

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

Antiques Wrought iron beds $300/each. High chair $30. Cedar Hope Chest $400. Rocking chair $150. Oak dresser with mirror $475. 250372-8177.

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

Exercise Equipment For a healthy back use Teeter Inversion Table. $235. 250851-2919

SAHALI Moving Sale. Saturday, March 21st. 9:00am-2:00pm. 1846 Breakenridge Court. Misc, clothes and toys.

Plants/Shrubs/Trees

For Sale - Misc

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Found: 1-lrg Sterilite container w/Ceco wheel access kit on Columbia St. Call 250-3741515 between 9am-9pm. Room 223.

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6hp Evinrude O/B motor. $600. 70 CFM air compressor. $750. 250-574-3794.

If you have an upcoming event for our

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

Scotch Pine trees smaller ponderosa in pots 2ft (50) $20 each obo 250-376-6607

Sports Equipment Arc Solomon snowboard w/bindings $325. 250-5787776.

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

Tax not included Some restrictions apply

Commercial

LEASING OPPORTUNITIES IN REGIONAL SHOPPING CENTRE Aberdeen Mall is undergoing major renovations, and there are exciting opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs to relocate to Kamloops’ regional shopping centre and community hub. New national tenants are opening soon, including a grocery store which will further increase foot traffic to the mall. Ideal uses include: pharmacy, medical, health and wellness, wealth management, insurance, travel services, food services and entertainment. For more information, please contact: Doug Basarowich Email: doug.basarowich@cushwake.com Phone: (778) 233-6929

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE

WE will pay you to exercise!

Call 250-374-0462 for a route near you!

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

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

Basement Suites Aberdeen 1bdrm +den. Priv entr., F/S, W/D, near bus. $1300/mo. 250-372-3638.

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 Send enquiries to lmartin@martinlawyers.ca or contact Lesra at 250-828-6175

House-sitting

N/Kam sep entr, 2bdrms, C/A, patio, Shared hydro, ref’s. $950/mo. 250-376-0633.

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

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

Commercial

Rooms

Furniture

CHOOSE LOCAL

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

$900. chairs

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

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Farm Services

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SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR

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REIMER’S FARM SERVICE

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Scrap Car Removal

Time to Prune your fruit trees. Tree pruning or removal Hedge Trimming Yard clean-up, Landscaping Licensed & Certified 250-572-0753

Lawn & Garden

Security

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

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Professional Services

PRESTIGE LOCAL ALARM MONITORING STATION

Personal Tax Preparation

For Sale by Owner $55.00 Special

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Aberdeen 2bdrm daylight. W/D, NS/NP. $1,000/mo. util incld. 250-372-2482.

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

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

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Health

Apartments/Condos for Rent

8ft Antique Couch Couch & matching $200. 250-374-1541.

Commercial

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

6 drawer Walnut dresser w/ mirror & matching double bed exc cond $150. 250-374-7514.

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

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

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Employment

Employment

Employment

4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $700 Call 250-319-8784. 1965 Mercury 4dr., hardtop. 55,000 miles. 390-330HP. $4,000. 250-574-3794

Utility Trailers

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

Classes & Courses AAA - Pal & Core

courses mid-week & weekends. NEW - Intro to Reloading & Bear Aware courses on demand. For schedules see www.pal-core-ed.com or 778-470-3030 HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. March 21st and 22nd. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L. March 29th, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250376-7970

RV’s/Campers/Trailers

2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4L, V-8, fully loaded. Exec shape. $15,500/obo. 250-3764163. 2006 Buick Allure CXS. 1owner. Fully loaded. Excellent condition. 207,000kms. $3,900/obo. 250-701-1557, 778-471-7694.

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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

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 2002 Winnebago Class A. 58,000kms. Slider, Queenbed. $35,500. 250-554-8220.

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

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.

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

Sports & Imports

Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, motorcycle, ATV or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)

Call: 250-371-4949 *Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).

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

Sport Utilities & 4x4’s 2000 Chev Tahoe. 257,000kms. Repairs done $5,000. Asking $5,250. 1-250395-2233. 2002 Ford Escape, auto. Exec body. Mechanic special. $700. 250-819-9712, 250-672-9712.

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

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

Trucks 4WD

Yamaha Grizzly ATV. KMS 011031 $3,500. 250-579-3252

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

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

250-578-7274

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL SALE Notice is hereby given to Khandker Abrar last unknown address 104-400 Pemberton Terrace, Kamloops, BC. Your abandoned 2010 Black Honda Crosstour SUV. VIN # 5 J 6 T F 2 H 5 9 A L 8 01 7 7 1 located at same address will be disposed on or after April 10th, 2020. Contact: Laura Neville, 400 Pemberton Terrace, Kamloops, BC V2C 1T3. 250-828-1711.

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.

All applicants will need to have a current Early Childhood Education Certificate as well as a first aid certificate. For more information and a full job description, visit our website at ccdaycare.ca. Please email your cover letter and resume to stpauls@ccdaycare.ca. This position is open to both male and female applicants. *Wage top up = BC Government wage enhancement

Medical/Dental Help

Work Wanted

Dental Receptionist Dr. Shinkewski at Sahali Dental Centre requires a personable, experienced full-time receptionist. Duties include scheduling appointments, billings, insurance remittances and managing the recall system. Please send resumes to Sue at sue-sdc@telus.net

HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774.

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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.

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DOWNTOWN Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St, 804-987 Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St. - 64 p.

Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11179 W. Nicola St. – 50 p.

is looking for substitute distributors for door-to-door deliveries. Vehicle is required. For more information please call the Circulation Department at 250-374-0462

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.

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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: doug.basarowich@cushwake.com Phone: (778) 233-6929

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PAUL & COMPANY 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 arlene@kamloopslaw.com

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PAPER ROUTES AVAILABLE

Rte 334 - 975 13th St, 1104-1276 Pine St, 12011274 Pleasant St. – 42 p.

250-374-3853

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: kamloops@marios-towing.com No Phone Calls Please!

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

Rte 327 - 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. - 38 p.

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

ATV’s / Dirt Bikes

Motorcycles

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL SALE Notice is hereby given to Mahmudul I. Rabbi last unknown address 104-400 Pemberton Terrace, Kamloops, BC. Your abandoned 2003 White Toyota Camry. VIN 4T1BE32K82U072677 located at same address will be disposed on or after April 17th, 2020. Contact: Laura Neville, 400 Pemberton Terrace, Kamloops, BC V2C 1T3. 250-828-1711.

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.

General Employment

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

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

Amazing Educators Needed

Employment

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 608 - Curlew Pl & Rd, 1925-1980 Glenwood Dr. – 70 p.

Rte 581 - Cannel Dr, Cascade St, 15081539 Hillside Dr, Mellors Pl. - 47 p.

Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p.

Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 586 - 1505-1584 Mt Dufferin Cres, 1575 Park Way, 1537-1569 Plateau Pl. - 27 p. Rte 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.

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 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 41 – Alexis Ave, 520-796 Singh St. & Slater Ave. – 59 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. RAYLEIGH Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr & Pl. – 61 p.

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Patricia Ann Hamilton

Sibyl Iris (Linville) Beatty Sibyl Iris (Linville) Beatty of Chase passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5:10 am from a stroke in the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops at the age of 91 years.

With heartfelt sorrow we share the news of the passing of Patricia Ann Hamilton. She sadly lost her brave battle on 11th March 2020 at the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, British Columbia at the age of 76.

She was the first baby born 31 December 1928 in the new hospital at Elk Point, Alberta. After moving from Rusylvia, Alberta with her family in 1945 to Shuswap, BC, Sibyl attended school in Chase but quit in grade 10 to tend to her mother.

Patricia Ann Hamilton was born on 20th September 1943 in Edinburgh, Scotland. A war baby, Pat returned to Canada with her parents in 1944 when she was only one year old. Pat grew up in Vancouver and lived there until her move to Kamloops in 1964 to start a family. Pat spent many years of her professional life working in the insurance industry in Kamloops and was admired by all for her quick mind and dynamic work ethic.

During her attendance at Olds School of Agriculture, Alberta, she was on the college women’s basketball team, made lifelong friends, graduating in 1949 with a degree in Home Economics. She married Ron on August 22, 1951 and was soon a mother to her five children. She and Ron owned and operated Whispering Pines Drive-In Theatre for several years and Ron was a co-owner of Beatty’s Department Store. The drive-in was famous for its relish which Sibyl made each year for the patrons and real butter on the popcorn. Sibyl loved cooking for family and friends with food grown from her garden and playing cards and Yatzee after dinner. Her homemade bread and buns were always a hit at the dinner table, plus the neighbourhood was well stocked over the summer from Sibyl’s garden. As well as tending her garden, Sibyl was an avid sewer and knitter. All the new grandbabies had knitted outfits to come home from the hospital, and family and friends are enjoying her knitted afghans. In many homes are the lovely Brazilian embroidery which Sibyl so lovingly created. She is survived by daughters Marlene (David) Crane of Kelowna, Stella (Allan) Moore of Enderby; son Lance (Janet) of Chase and daughter-in-law Randi of Terrace; twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren, brother Hugh Linville, sisters Barbara Wright of Prince George and Joyce Clark of Edmonton. Family members who preceded her are husband Ronald George Beatty 1999, daughter Barbara and her husband Terry Moore 1984, and son David (Randi) Beatty 2017, parents John and Iola (McAlpine) Linville, sister Jean Hamann and brothers Harold and Roy Linville. A Celebration of Sibyl’s life will be held at a later date. We would like to thank the nursing staff on 5N, Royal Inland Hospital for the loving care given to our mother. Condolences may be expressed at: www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Pat had a flair for home decor and an eye for unique and collectible items. One of her favourite pastimes was to seek out these treasures at estate sales and antique stores. She could proudly tell a story for every cherished and beautiful piece in her home. Pat was also a multi-talented and inspired artist and crafter and took pleasure in hand making wonderful gifts. She was an accomplished cook and always happy to share her delicious concoctions at family get-togethers. Pat was a kind, extremely intelligent woman and an avid reader, she could solve most puzzles with ease. She was a quiet, gentle soul who was always willing to help out anyone in need. Pat was such a giving person and you could always count on her. If she saw something she thought you would love, she would buy it and give it to you right away. Pat was caring and generous and just loved to give and bring happiness to others. Pat was married to the love of her life Frederick Austin Hamilton for 25 years. They met in 1984 and were the perfect match as Pat kept Fred on his toes with redecorating their home to best display their finds. The family are grateful to Fred for the tireless and loving way he took care of Pat throughout their life together. In her retirement she loved to travel with Fred. Although she was not as mobile due to a knee ailment it didn’t stop her from travelling to some amazing places around the world. Even if it meant packing up a mobility scooter, she still travelled as far as England and Scotland. She was determined to live her life and didn’t let anything hold her back. Pat and Fred travelled across Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and enjoyed an Alaskan cruise adventure. Pat always had dogs as part of her family and was delighted with her sweet little dog Sammy whom she thoroughly enjoyed spoiling. Pat will be mourned by her family and friends but especially by her devoted husband Fred Hamilton. She was a loving mother to Tina DeNeef (Bill) and Kimberley Packman (Gary). Jill Ferguson was also very much like a daughter to her. Pat’s extended family also included former daughter-in-law Laura Ferguson and step-daughters Jennifer and Kelly Hamilton. Pat was a proud grandmother to Derek (Terri), Breanna (Tyler), Dallas (Ally), Tori (Andrew), Taylor, Presley, Danika, Travis, Brielle, Ashton and Janien. She was a great-grandmother to Dexter, Zoe, Olivia, Rylee, Cali and Hendrix. She is also survived by one son Bryan Randall. An only child, Pat was pre-deceased by her Canadian father Patrick Albert Moran and Scottish mother Helen Moran .The family would also like to thank the staff of the Royal Inland Hospital and Ponderosa Lodge for their compassionate care.

Margaret (Peggy) Kennedy Donaldson (Skene) July 22, 1921 - February 25, 2020

Our beautiful Mom and Nanny, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 25, 2020. She was 98 1/2 years young. The past years were not her greatest so we are relieved to know that she is in a better place, at peace and no pain. Predeceased by her husband Bob in 1980. She is survived by her two children; daughter Heather Niblett (John), son Gary Donaldson, four grandchildren Rick, Carolyn, Casey and Spencer and seven great- grandchildren. Born in Scotland, she immigrated with her family when she was 5 years old and spent her youth in Kuroki, Saskatchewan. She joined the war in 1937 (she was only 16) and was trained as a dental assistant. She was on the dock in Montreal, ready to ship out overseas when the war ended. Mom was full of fun and feisty right to the last few years. She was one of those residents who kept things ‘lively’ in the care facility and was a favourite of the care aides. She could do no wrong in their eyes. One of her nicknames in her life was ‘Dynamite’. Those who knew her understand why. She also had a huge heart and was there to offer her help to anyone who needed it. Her grandkids were the biggest joys in her life and they all loved their wonderful nanny! She was so proud of each of them. She has seven great grandkids. Four she got to know and love. The three babies born recently were not so lucky to enjoy time with her. She would have smothered them with love! Mom was an avid hockey fan. She followed the teams religiously and knew more about the teams and players than I’m sure, some of the scouts. You can rest in Peace now Mom. Have fun in Heaven! Love Your Family xoxo

Gone Too Soon an adapted poem by Janice Casler: “With a heart of gold that was gentle and kind to all she knew A gentle soul who cared that has gone too soon For her body may be gone But she remains in our hearts and soul For there she shall remain as time passes on Remember the times that were once shared and her dreams shall live on Through the memories that were made The people she encountered, the friends she made And the loving family she leaves behind May her soul rest easy as she opens A new door and she is greeted by those whom have passed As she is embraced by love once more Although it saddened our hearts to see her go Perhaps the angels needed her more We may never understand why she had to go But we will always keep those memories that we made And good times we shared therefore She will never be far as her spirit lives on For her presence shall always be there deep within our hearts” Funeral arrangements entrusted to Drake Cremation and Funeral Services. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.drakecremation.com The scattering of her ashes will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The BC Cancer Foundation in memory of Patricia

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Raymond Robert “Ray” Gosen May 13, 1966 - March 9, 2020

Provost; siblings Steven; lifelong and Dou; Ayla’s uncles, nieces, and friends.

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Marlene Alexandra Nancy Jastrzebski

Raymond Robert Gosen passed away on March 9, 2020 in Kamloops, BC, in his 53rd year.

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Marlene Alexandra Nancy Jastrzebski - Mama Bear, Mrs. J, loving wife, mother, and grandmother suddenly but peacefully, passed away in her sleep at the age of 62.

Ray is survived by his children Amanda and Ayla; grandchildren Tyrese and Nakeylia; step-children Tilly and Jayden; parents Fay (Terry) Zilkowsky and Rob Gosen, mother-in-law Pat Miller; grandmother Lillian Lanie, Kathy, Lily, Leanne and friends Dayna, Gloria, Audra mother Trina; numerous aunts, nephews and extended family

Marlene was born on May 3, 1957 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC to Walter and Marie Kushner, as their beautiful only child. She received her teaching degree from the University of British Columbia in 1979. On June 30 of that same year, she married her loving husband, Volker Jastrzebski, before they moved to Seton-Shalalth, BC to raise two wonderful children Mark and Katrina. In 1986, the family moved to Lillooet, BC where they shared many beautiful memories together.

He was predeceased by grandfather Joe Provost, brother Denis Zilkowsky and grandson Brandon. Ray drove taxi for many years, did a bit of truck driving then about five years ago he found the job he loved selling cars and trailers at Butler Auto. Ray loved to travel: California, New York, Washington, DC, Florida, Bahamas, but Las Vegas was his favourite! We would like to thank Butler Auto for all the support to Raymond’s family. A gathering to celebrate Ray’s life will be held at a later date. Friends may share memories through Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, BC at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Aarion Micheal Howden 1973 - 2020

Aarion Micheal Howden of Kamloops passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 47 years of age. 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 took 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 www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Marlene was a dedicated, respected and inspirational teacher in School District 74 for more than three decades, primarily in Lillooet, at Cayoosh Elementary and Lillooet Secondary schools, before retiring and moving to Kamloops, BC with Volker. In 2006, Marlene and Volker earned their Masters of Arts in education curriculum development and implementation together through the University of Phoenix. Marlene cared passionately for her family, students and the arts. She had a Shakespearean flair for the dramatics that exuded in her speeches, powerful but humorous. She cherished her family fiercely with her whole heart, especially as a baba to Oscar, her “little sidekick.” Her influence, connection and communication with her students were remarkable. She touched many lives, made people feel special and contributed to strong, healthy and fulfilling futures for many young people. Marlene loved to play volleyball and basketball in her younger years, sewed wedding dresses, and spread joy when she played the accordion for students at the start of a school day. She was known for her pure positivity, contagious enthusiasm, love of cats and the colour purple, quick wit, infectious laugh, warm smile, beautiful heart, vivacious personality and kind and compassionate spirit. Marlene will be forever remembered and survived by her devoted husband Volker, her two children, Mark (Tasha) Jastrzebski and Katrina (Tim) Lindsay, grandson Oscar Lindsay and several relatives. To honour our dear Marlene, her Facebook page will become a memorial. Please check it for updates regarding the celebration of life and to share your memories with her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please spend time and reach out to your loved ones as often as possible and hold them close, just as Marlene did. Together, let us carry on her legacy of kindness.

Ronald Williams Miles

May 28, 1944 - February 26, 2020 Ron Miles was born in Vancouver, the only child of Rose and William Miles. He attended John Oliver High School where he met his wife of 53 years, Glenda Cook. Having graduated as the top allaround student (academic, year book editor, tennis and chess teams) he and Glenda attended UBC together where he earned a Masters Degree in English and Creative Writing. These gifts, particularly his desire to be of service, followed him into his adult life where he contributed greatly to the art and cultural life of Kamloops and the province of B.C. Ron established the Cultural Events Committee, now called Live at TRU, the noon hour concerts for students, faculty and community that are enjoyed to this day, forty-six years later. In addition to this, he chaired the B.C. Touring Council, which showcased performers that would be chosen to tour throughout British Columbia. Ron loved film and was a founding member of the Kamloops Film Society contributing to its functioning and success for over 35 years. In addition to supporting the arts all his life Ron was also a creator. His poetry has been published in numerous journals throughout Canada as well as being included in an anthology entitled, “These People”. As an original faculty member at the then Cariboo College, Ron eventually became Dean of Arts, Education and Social Work and he was deeply involved in bringing degree granting programs to TRU. Ron was blessed to have wonderful friends and many of those were his colleagues from the University. Ron lived with Parkinson’s disease for twenty-seven years. He rarely complained and lived with calm acceptance and great courage. In spite of his disability, Ron and Glenda travelled widely and continued to participate in activities that they both loved. Caring for his family was always on Ron’s mind. Seeing his children grow and flourish and being with them gave him joy. He leaves behind his wife Glenda and his children, son Garth (Rachel Miles née Chapman) and his daughter Laurel (David Freeman). One of the greatest pleasures of his life was the arrival of his two treasured grandchildren, Soren age 6 and Beckett age 6 months. In 2014 Ron created a bursary to assist TRU students far into the future. If you wish, contributions can be made through the TRU Foundation.

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Zbigniew (Ziggy) Nodzykowski (1950 - 2020)

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Ziggy on February 27, 2020. He was born on November 24, 1950 in Malbork, Poland, where he spent his youth and early adulthood. After high school he was enlisted in the army for 2 years, in 1977 he graduated from the Warsaw University of Agriculture, where he met his wife of over 40 years. Together they travelled to many other European countries as well as Africa. As they settled into life together on their farm, they established a business growing and supplying vegetables and flowers, and they had their first daughter. In the late 80s the family emigrated to Canada. After initially living in North Vancouver, where their second daughter was born, they moved to Lillooet. Ziggy worked for over 18 years as a Plant Science Manager for the Chai-na-ta Ginseng Company. Ziggy was a passionate, self-taught musician, playing several instruments including piano, guitar and accordion. He enjoyed being outdoors and always found (or made) the time to go hunting, camping, fishing, and for gardening. He is already deeply missed by his wife Irena, daughters Magda and Joanna (Asia), grandkids, son-in-law, his brothers and sister, and many friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 255 Nicola St., Kamloops. A Celebration of Life and reception will take place following the mass at Schoening Funeral Home, 513 Seymour St., Kamloops.

Mary Theresa (Foesier) Werner On March 5, 2020, Mom, Grandma, Gma, lost her courageous fight with cancer. She is now at peace and in the arms of Dad, who was waiting to take her hand on the other side. Mary Theresa (Foesier) Werner was born June 1, 1935, in Drumheller, AB. The second eldest of 8 children. She lived a remarkably, unremarkable life and touched all who knew her. She lived for her family and was truly the matriarch. A force to be reckoned with, there was never any doubt. She started out as a farm girl, followed Dad around the world finally settling in their forever home in Heffley Creek. She was very devout in her faith, and was active in the community church, Our Lady of Lourdes. She is survived by her daughter Sheilah (Bert) van Goor, her granddaughter Jenna (Adam) Munroe, great-grandson Lochlan Munroe, plus extended great-grandchildren Azzlyn and Lexy Munroe, Blaire and Rae van Goor, Rylan and Nolan van Goor, her brothers Gerald and Bernard Foesier, sister Marie Turnbull as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Matt Werner, brothers Al, Patrick, Nellis and Jacque. Our family is blessed to have the support of our friends and extended family. A very special thank you to the wonderful caring nurses, volunteers and care aids at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House, as well as a special thank you to Dr. Kruger and Laurie Campbell who have been with us in this journey from the start. A Catholic Mass will be held to honour Mom at Our Lady of Lourdes, 573 Tod Mountain Road, Heffley Creek, BC at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Theresa Werner to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House, 78 Whiteshield Crescent, S., Kamloops, BC. V2E 2S9. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation


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Evelyn Emily Jean McBride

David Arnold Lindsey 1949 - 2020

1932 - 2020

On March 8, 2020 Dave left this world to go walking with his dogs. For those that shared in his passions and to all the lives he touched, he considered you his family.

Evelyn Emily Jean McBride was born on May 15, 1932 in Coe Hill, Ontario, and was the second oldest of Clarence and Emma Master’s four children. She was known as Ev, Grandma and Nana.

Born in Trail, BC, Dave spent his childhood fishing, skiing, playing hockey (& hooky), while being the baby of the family to his two older sisters (Donna and Barb) and mother (Thelma.) The love for his family was always apparent and time spent with his nieces and nephew held special memories for him that he treasured completely.

In October 1951, Nana met Poppa (Willis) and in August 1952 they were married. They had the greatest honour of spending the next 67 years together and raising five amazing children: Brian, Steve, Doug, Charlene, and Cathy. They were blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nana always said there was nothing more important than family, and she meant it - everyone was always welcome without notice, and the door was rarely locked.

His strong work ethic started as a young man. In his early days, he worked as a grocer before he was absorbed into the mining industry. As it turned out, going for a cup of coffee at HVC was the beginning of a 36 year mining career which allowed him to obtain a journeyman ticket as an electrician. His humour was so wicked and obscure that at work he had a reversible sign that said “Joking/Not Joking” and occasionally he used it to help those of us at home.

Nana and Poppa and their kids were the first official family of Logan Lake after moving from across the country to work at Lornex Mine. She loved to knit, sew, crochet, paint, cook, bake and craft, and was a tireless volunteer with the ladies auxiliary to the church and at most organizations in Logan Lake. She enjoyed travelling to Palm Springs, Arizona and Mexico, and loved to go camping in the camper. She was an accomplished curler and was the president of the Logan Lake Seniors for years. She also worked for the Pioneer Newspaper, was assistant postmaster, and did home support. Nana loved Jesus, musicals, movies, hummingbirds, the Blue Jays and Leonard Cohen.

Although he found tranquility in nature, he shared his passion for music (eclectic and often blaring) with all who knew him. He could not quite get into country, even though Karen tried her very best. He had a lifetime love for sports that involved him either playing or watching, but he was especially enthused when he was involved with his children. Many people have fond memories of David coaching them as a kid, whether it was hockey, soccer or softball. He truly believed in the importance of athletics. Dave was a very intelligent man with a fantastic memory. He always had a story to tell thus he was dubbed “Dialogue Dave” by his family. He loved the outdoors and being in nature with his dogs and loved ones, and never turned down an adventure. Nothing gave him greater joy though, than being “UGH” to his grandbabies. In honour of Dave, if anyone asks how you are today? Consider replying “Awesome, Thanks!” Dave was predeceased by his oldest sister and mother, he is survived by the love of his life (Karen), sister Barb, brothers-in-law (Richard, Bryan), children (Chad, Brett, Amber), Redneck son (Tyler), grandchildren (Marshall, Eloria, Linden, Hazel and Isabel), nieces and nephew (Kelly, Bradley, Tanis, Rhonda and Lorisa) and Pardner (South). In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the SPCA or the Kamloops Wildlife Park in Dave’s name. There will be an open house in celebration of Dave on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 426 Opal, Logan Lake, BC from 11:00am-3:00pm. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

The Little Unicorn by Peggy Kociscin, Albuquerque, New Mexico

There lived a little unicorn (From when the earth was new), His coat so white it glistened, His eyes a sparkling blue.

He learned that there are shadows In spite of shining sun. The more he grew, he found that life Was never always fun.

The unicorn tried tirelessly, And gave the climb his best; But he felt it was not good enough, He felt he’d failed the test.

In innocence and beauty, He danced through woods and streams. The animals danced with him, His heart aglow with dreams.

For now he’d learn of feelings That come from deep within; No longer in the “dream world” Where (for so long) he’d been.

He could not understand it When he felt himself rejected – When all his gentle being asked Was but to be accepted.

He laughed and played with rainbows, So happy all day through, He loved to kiss the flowers As their petals shone with dew.

His gentle heart desired But to know the pleasure of To give and to receive The very precious gift of love.

All this was just too much for him, He knew not what to do. That he was special as himself, Somehow, he never knew.

He wandered through the meadows In the moon’s soft, silver light. He loved to gaze at all the stars That lightened up the night.

To love meant to be happy, And yet it also brought him pain; For those he loved could hurt him Again.. and yet again.

His spirit crushed, he felt defeated, And lonely tears would start. Not understanding how to love, It simply broke his heart.

He listened to the music Of the birds that graced the trees. He frolicked with the butterflies And raced the gentle breeze.

But now he’s in a loving place His mother held him lovingly Where all his pain has ceased, And tried to ease his fears About the sadness life could bring... Where all accepted him and his love, Where all he knows is peace. The lonely, bitter tears.

But, as he grew and learned of life, The sparkle in his eye Grew misty as he realized Just what it means to cry.

She said, “Life is like a mountain, (And surely this is true) That we must climb as best we can. There’s no ‘around or ‘through.’”

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A loving Being tells him, “You’re delightful as you are.” His spirit free, his brilliance now Outshines the brightest star!

Over the course of her life, Nana overcame many obstacles, including surviving polio as a young teenager in the 1940s against all odds. She later beat cancer multiple times and lived with arthritis, vision loss, and in later years dementia, but you never knew a more kind, funny, or genuine person. On Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:20 pm after a beautiful sunset, Nana peacefully finished her race surrounded by family and went to be with Jesus. Nana will be greatly missed by her devoted and loving husband Willis, along with her brothers-in-law Russell and Laurie, her sisters-in-law Pearl and Doreen, and her beloved children Brian, Steve (Linda), Doug (Cindy), Charlene and Mike, her grandchildren Michelle (Pete), Jer (Tammy), Sandie (Stu), Ding Ding (Vicki), Hez (Jonathan), DD, Buckaroonie (Angie), Little Jon, Tick (Derek), Tinkerbell (Andy), Sprout, Tuffy, Foo Foo, and Kat will forever miss her, and so will her great-grandchildren Holly, Zack, Sierra, Brady, Carter, Corrine, Declan, Haylie, Kaytlin, Doug, Brooklynn, Cooper, Emma-Lee, Matty, Haye, Zao, Moss, Jasper and her little dog Lexi. Poppa says “the greater the family the greater the joy, the greater the family the greater the sorrow.” While we are grieving for our immense loss and will never be the same, we are so thankful that she has no more pain or confusion and we know we will see her again. We are confident that when Nana left her earthly body she was overjoyed to be reunited with those who have gone before her, including Grandma and Grandpa Masters, her brothers Ronnie and Addam, her sister Grace, her brother-in-law Bud, her sister-in-law Val, her grandson baby Brian, her daughter-in-law Corrine, her son-in-law Chris, and most especially her beloved daughter Cathy. We would like to thank Dr. Jas Kambo and Dr. Gabra, along with the nursing staff on 5-South, especially Montana, Amanda, Logan, Brandy and Jessica. You treated Nana with such love and care and helped her pass with dignity and without pain. We will be forever thankful for what you did for her, and us. We also would like to thank Dr. Krueger, Dr. Hutchinson, Dr. Stabler and Dr. Stinson for their great care over the years along with Dr. Hopp who she loved dearly and who kept her vision the best he could. Nana and Poppa were supporters of many charities including March of Dimes, The Canadian Cancer Society, The Red Cross, Royal Inland Hospital, and The Mustard Seed. We would be honoured if you would make a donation in her name to one of these organizations in lieu of flowers. We will celebrate Nana’s life, on the 16th of May, at the Meadow Creek Golf Course in Logan Lake, when family and friends can travel easier. We look forward to seeing many of you at her celebration then. Nana will rest with the family and friends gone before her in the Whispering Pines Cemetery in Logan Lake. Every time we see a hummingbird we will think of you. “You are my sunshine. Love you more.” Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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SALE $28,994 WAS

$30,995

250

00

$

16 NISSAN MURANO PLATINUM

WAS

$27,995

18900

$

#UT1403A BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

15 NISSAN ROGUE SV

SV, MOONROOF, 6 YR 120K WARR.

SALE $22,994

#UT1393 BI-WEEKLY 72 MONTHS

WAS

$23,995

156

$

00

#UT1391 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

20 NISSAN ROGUE SV

SALE $32,500

SALE $31,700

WAS

$32,995

22900

$

#UT1416 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

15 JEEP PATRIOT SPORT/NORTH

SALE $13,500 WAS

$13,995

10400

$

MOON ROOF, AWD

WAS

$31,995

22400

$

#UT1414 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

13 NISSAN ROGUE SL

BI-WEEKLY 72 MONTHS

WAS

$14,998

11500

$

16 NISSAN ROGUE SV

16 NISSAN ROGUE SV

SALE $24,994

SALE $23,994

SALE $21,994

SALE $22,994

WAS

$25,995

17100

$

#T19274A BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

19 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 SV, AWD

WAS

$27,995

188

$

00

#UC779 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

19 NISSAN QASHQAI

SALE $24,780

SALE $14,700

#UT1407A

16 NISSAN ROGUE SV

LEATHER, NAV, ROOF

SALE $26,880

20 NISSAN ROGUE SV SV TECHNOLOGY AWD

16 NISSAN MURANO SL

WAS

$24,995

17200

$

BI-WEEKLY 72 MONTHS

• 155 Point Safety/Mechanical Inspection • First Oil Change Free

WAS

16400

$

$13,995

12100

$

#UT1390 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

#UT1426 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

BI-WEEKLY 60 MONTHS

WAS

$22,995

15000

$

#UT1398 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

NAV, ROOF, REMOTE START

WAS

$23,995

15600

$

#UT1384A BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

19 NISSAN PATHFINDER SL

20 NISSAN ROGUE SV

SALE $37,994

SALE $36,994

SALE $31,500

LEATHER, NAV, MOON ROOF, AWD

WAS

$38,995

270

00

$

#UT1404 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

18 NISSAN FRONTIER

WAS

$31,995

22200

$

#UT1396A BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

17 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER XLE

WAS

$37,995

27900

$

PREMIUM PLATINUM 4X4

WAS

$37,995

263

00

$

#UT1411 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

18 NISSAN QASHQAI

SALE $23,800

SALE $37,500

#UT1423

SV TECHNOLOGY AWD

19 NISSAN MURANO PLATINUM

10 NISSAN ROGUE S

WAS

$24,995

SALE $31,500

SALE $13,500

#T20012A

SV TECH, 6 YR 120K WARRANTY

WAS

$23,995

16500

$

#UT1424 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

16 DODGE JOURNEY SXT LIMITED

BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

WAS

$18,995

14000

$

• Complimentary 1 Year Nissan Extended Warranty • Personalized Trip Planning

WAS

$31,995

222

00

$

#UT1415 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

17 NISSAN MURANO SL

SALE $28,750

SALE $17,577

#C20008A

MOON ROOF, AWD

WAS

$29,995

19900

$

#UT1425 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

19 INFINITI QX60 PURE

SALE $34,994

#UT1405A BI-WEEKLY 72 MONTHS

WAS

$35,995

26000

$

#UT1401 BI-WEEKLY 84 MONTHS

• 15 Day Exchange Policy • 24/7 Roadside Assistance

Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. See dealer for details. Payments include Nitro warranty, taxes and applicable levies. See in-store for more details. Payments based on financing on approved credit with 0% down. Interest rates vary. See dealer for more details.

250-377-3800 • 2393 E. Trans Canada Hwy., Valleyview Automile

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