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MARCH 20, 2020 | Volume 33 No. 24

FRIDAY

ARTS CENTRE VOTE POSTPONED

As expected, the April 4 referendum is on hold due to the pandemic. A new date has yet to be set A3

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FRONTLINES

Province’s nurses prepare for pandemic patients A4

BANKING ON AID

Kamloops Food Bank in need of donations during pandemic A15

WEEKEND WEATHER: Sunny High 14 C Low -1 C

City hall, other buildings closed BUT MANY SERVICES IN KAMLOOPS REMAIN OPERATIONAL AMID PANDEMIC JESSICA WALLACE

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VIRTUAL FAITH DURING A CRISIS

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church member Neil MacDonald prepares one of several video cameras to capture this Sunday’s service, which will be delivered via livestream, as churchgoers throughout the city have been asked to participate from their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Turn to page A10 for the story.

Following a state of emergency declared in the province, the city is taking further steps to close civic facilities to the public, including city hall, bylaw services and the water- and sewage-treatment plants. “These come into effect at 8 a.m. tomorrow [Thursday] morning and will be in effect until we see the other side of this epidemic curve,” Mayor Ken Christian said in a video update from city hall on

Wednesday afternoon. “That is serious news for the City of Kamloops and I think it’s important, perhaps, that we dwell on service that we are providing.” Those services include Kamloops Fire Rescue, Kamloops RCMP and bylaws and residential garbage and recycling collection. In addition, landfills and recycling and yard waste depots will remain open to the public, as will city parks and dog parks. Services such as building inspection and permitting will be available only by

appointment, as will planning services. Civic operations, including road maintenance and utilities operations, will continue around the city and BC Transit buses continue to operate. “We are urging transit riders to stand behind the red line and try to use social distancing while you are on the bus in Kamloops,” Christian said. The mayor said the city’s 750 employees are facing the same pressures as others in businesses. See MAYOR, A6

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MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW FILE On March 4, supporters of the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts held a rally downtown. Exactly two weeks later, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs postponed the April 4 referendum. Norm Daley, president of the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society, said the group will be ready to continue the fight for the facility when the new referendum date is announced.

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As expected, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has officially announced the postponement of the April 4 referendum on the Kamloops Centre for the Arts, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry made the announcement on Wednesday night. Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society president Norm Daley said the society respects the decision. “There’s not much to say. Obviously, we have to respect the decision of the province and ensure safety of the people right now,” Daley said. Kamloops residents were due to head to the polls next week for the first advance voting opportunity. The referendum was to ask if residents approve of the city borrowing up to $45 million to help build a 120,000-square facility arts centre at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Seymour Street downtown.

The society has put in countless hours behind the proposal and had been ramping up its “Vote Yes” campaign in recent weeks. “A lot has changed in the last week in the world,” Daley said. Asked if there is a level of disappointment, given the amount of time volunteers have put into the proposal and campaign, Daley said: “Obviously, there is a level of disappointment, but that is definitely tempered by the fact that we have to ensure the safety of everybody. “We have to temper that. I believe that it is not a done deal. It’s not like it’s never going to happen again. It’s going to happen some time in the future.” Postonements of the referendum, along with byelections in Victoria, Rossland and Lytton, were requested by both public health officials and local governments. “I know that local governments are working hard to keep their communities safe and protected during this pandemic,” Municipal Affairs Minister Selena Robinson said.

“Our government is working closely with our partners to help marshal all resources to protect those most vulnerable and flattening the curve of the spread of COVID-19. “After consulting with our public health officials and local governments, I have signed a ministerial order postponing byelections and referendums in these communities so they can focus on protecting their residents.” Decisions to reschedule the referendum and byelections will be made by local governments in conjunction with public health officials and Elections BC. When that happens, Daley said the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society will be set to go. “We’re ready to lead the charge again, as we’ve done now. We’ll just redouble our efforts to ensure that this great benefit for our community will occur,” he said. “At the end of the day, disappointment has passed because there is a lot more going on than a referendum on a performing-arts centre.”

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LOCAL NEWS Nurses like Tamara Isaac — photographed at Royal Inland Hospital for a previous KTW health-care feature — are bracing for an extremely busy time as the COVID-19 virus spreads in the Kamloops region. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

NURSES PREPARE FOR PANDEMIC PATIENTS

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rontline workers preparing health-care facilities and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have never experienced anything like this before, according to the head of the BC Nurses’ Union. “I have 30 years of experience and I’ve been through SARS and H1N1 and the worldwide crisis around Ebola and Zika virus and I’m a public health nurse,” Christine Sorensen told KTW. “I’ve worked with communicable disease for a very long time and control and pandemic planning, but for many of our nurses, they’ve not experienced anything like this. And, to be honest, none of us have experienced anything like this on this scale, obviously.” Sorensen said nurses are responding in real time to situations, seeking as much information as possible. “We are calling upon the health authorities to provide frequent updates to the frontline staff,” she said. “Nurses need to get information so they know their role in this and how to safely care for those patients. Information right now is critical.” Asked about the situation at Royal Inland Hospital and care homes in Kamloops, Sorensen said planning is underway to accommodate an influx of people coming into the acutecare system, noting efforts are being made in all facilities across the province to transition or remove patients out of acute care and back into the community and long-term care. RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE Access restrictions are in place at a number of health-care facilities

and Sorensen said the public should avoid visiting them unless absolutely necessary. Services, however, continue for those who are not facing COVID-19. “There are efforts being made to look at where patients who are COVID-positive can be housed or colocated together on a unit,” she said. “Efforts are being made to move patients around in our acute-care facilities. With the postponement of elective surgeries, that has freed up space in a number of our surgical units, particular in our post-anesthetic recovery rooms, which can also be converted to in-patient units to care for patients who are positive with COVID, who will need that higher level of care.” Sorensen said the union has raised the issue of staffing levels for a long time. noting the pandemic shows a need for not only more nurses, but ones trained in emergency and ICU care. “However, that said, nurses are professionals,” Sorensen said. “I’ve been inundated with messages from nurses who are keen to help, who want to come out of retirement or who are in self-isolation or were in self-isolation who want to get back to work with their colleagues, to be able to do whatever they can. “Nurses who have not worked for a number of years really are feeling that it’s time for them to help. That’s very inspiring. Student nurses, I should say also, I have been contacted by a number of student nurses who have also expressed their interest in being able to help wherever they possibly can. That’s very inspiring, very hopeful.” THE IMPACT OF CHILD CARE Schools are closed, but day cares remain open. Will child-care issues have an impact?

CHRISTINE SORENSEN “It’s very concerning for us,” Sorensen said. “The suspension of K-12 classes will impact nurses who have families of their own. At this time, day cares have not been closed. [Provincial health officer] Dr. Bonnie Henry has indicated that that is an essential service and I would agree. Nurses are often pulled by their desire to help others and their commitment to their families. This will put added pressure on the nurses and other health-care workers, as they’re struggling with how to care for their families.” Sorensen said the union is concerned about the need for child care for not only nurses, but for first responders and other health-care personnel. She said nurses with children are going to be impacted by school closures and are going to be balancing personal and professional commitments more than ever. Asked if nurses will be forced to work overtime during the pandemic, Sorensen said it is too early to say. “We don’t see those measures taking place yet, that people will be forced back to work,” she said. “The measures you’re talking about include mandatory overtime,

cancellation of leaves, those kinds of things. However, we are aware that nursing is an essential service at the time of a pandemic and we are monitoring the situation closely and working with the province and medical health officer to ensure that as many nurses as needed are ready to care for the patients of B.C.” Nurses will not receive danger pay, essentially added compensation allotted to those who provide a service and in turn put themselves at risk. Sorensen said it is neither being provided nor suggested. “Nurses put their lives on the line every day in health care,” she said. “That’s part of our profession and we’re aware, as are a number of first responders or health care professionals.” Sorensen said she has been assured by the province there is enough personal protective equipment for staff to work safely. “They are monitoring and controlling the use of personal protective equipment because there has been significant consumption of personal protective equipment by all members of the health care team, which has created concerns about ensuring we’ll have adequate supply through the full pandemic,” she said. “We are monitoring the situation closely and we are working with the health authorities and minister of health and the provincial health officer to ensure nurses have the personal protective equipment they need to safely provide care for patients who are positive with COVID.” Asked what happens to staff who exhibit symptoms and the people who may be potentially exposed in that situation, Sorensen said staff, like the general public, are encouraged to stay home when they have symptoms.

If exposed from a patient, they will be notified by the public health department and will need to selfisolate. “Nobody should be working in the health-care system if they have any signs or symptoms of COVID,” she said. A CALL FOR HELP Sorensen is calling on the public to help health-care workers on the front lines, during the pandemic. “I really do hope that the public understands the level of seriousness of this particular situation,” she said. “Nursing has been asking for more attention to be paid to health care and the nursing shortage and the crisis in health care for a very long time. It’s unfortunate that it takes a pandemic to really draw attention of the public to the healthcare crisis that we’ve been in for a long time. “But, what I do know, is that nurses and other health-care professionals will pull together. We will do what we need to do to get through these next few weeks and months and we’re calling on the public to please help us in those efforts.” Sorensen said it is critical that the public follows directives of the provincial medical health officer. “I’m still astounded by the numbers of people who congregating together, not social distancing, not washing their hands frequently.” she said. “People need to understand this is a critical time for us to help reduce the numbers of sick people and flatten the curve, as they say. “I can’t understate enough how important it is for the public to help health-care workers at this time in their efforts to reduce the numbers of patients who could be impacted by this.”


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Royal Inland Hospital preps for COVID-19 patient arrivals HOSPITAL HAS 254 BEDS, BUT THE OCCUPANCY RATE WAS AT 115 PER CENT IN THE 2018-2019 FISCAL YEAR

In these uncertain times, we are certain of one thing: that we must continue to support our clients, our people and our community, with public health at the forefront. Let’s all follow social distancing guidelines, be patient and kind with others, and shop local to support our community. Together, we will get through this and see Kamloops rise to shine again.

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Royal Inland Hospital is preparing to deal with the COVID19 pandemic. As of Thursday, there were 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the expanse of Interior Health, which ranges from the Fraser Canyon, east to the B.C./ Alberta border, and from north of Williams Lake, south to the Canada/U.S. border. Provincially, there are 271 cases, with eight deaths. “We have not seen an influx of COVID-19 cases in IH, but all facilities in B.C. are making preparations should we start to see more cases at our hospitals,” Interior Health spokesperson Susan Duncan said in an email. “This is part of pandemic planning occurring across the province.” As directed by the province, Interior Health, which governs Royal Inland Hospital, has begun postponing non-urgent scheduled surgeries in preparation for COVID-19 cases. Duncan said urgent and emergency procedures will not be impacted, noting an example of an urgent surgery would be a broken arm that has to be operated on, but can wait a few days, whereas an emergency surgery is one needed immediately to save a life, limb or organ. Some surgeries, including those related to cancer and scheduled caesarean sections, will not be impacted, and patients will be contacted to confirm date and time, according to Interior Health. It’s unclear how many surgeries will be postponed at RIH because the surgical list will be reviewed on a daily basis. According to a health author-

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fultonco.com ity facility profile, the most common type of procedures done at RIH in 2018-2019 were knee and hip joint implants, totalling about 900 combined. There were about 500 surgeries for cesarian-section births. Procedures to remove gall bladders, appendixes, repair femurs, spines and implanting heart devices each totalled fewer than 200 surgeries in 2018-2019. There are 254 hospital beds at RIH, which stand to be impacted by the pandemic. Of those, 171 are medical/ surgical beds, 16 are intensivecare unit beds, 28 are psychiatric beds, 18 are beds for rehabilitation, 12 are beds for obstetrical purposes and nine are beds for pediatrics. The hospital’s average occupancy rate — based on the number of beds staffed each year — is listed as about 115 per cent in 2018-2019, according to the RIH facility profile. Last year, the most common patient cases involved mental illness (1,735 cases) and circulatory-system issues (1,692) followed by musculoskeletal (1,475), pregnancy (1,430) and trauma/injury/poisoning (1,404). All hospitals in B.C., including RIH, has its own pandemic plans — including cleaning measures and restricted visitor policies — and are taking steps to prepare for any cases in each region and to keep health-care providers and patients safe.

“We are ready for assessing, testing and managing suspect cases, as well as responding appropriately to confirmed cases,” Duncan said. Interior Health also has an IH Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to co-ordinate preparation. Those attending RIH during the pandemic are encouraged to take a cautious and common sense approach. They are asked not visit if they are feeling ill, apart from seeking medical attention. “We also encourage keeping visitors to one person in the room at a time. Having a large number of visitors is not helpful for a sick patient,” Duncan said. RIH continues to follow advice from the BC Centre for Disease Control about appropriate measures to take regarding the pandemic. “This includes appropriate screening of patients, personal protective equipment for staff, patients, visitors and others,” Duncan said. “These are precautions we also put in place for people suspected of having influenza.” Asked how the ER has been impacted by coronavirus, Duncan said there have been people seeking COVID-19 testing. Health authorities have been asked to take a similar approach with ambulatory care services, as they have with surgeries, and each health authority is working to determine what those service impacts will look like.

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Christian said he has impressed upon the province the need for swift action, when it comes to helping businesses, particularly in the tourism industry. “I urge you to look after your neighbours. Practise social distancing, but let’s not leave anyone out,” he said. SERVICES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: • City hall is closed to the public, except for council and council committee meetings. Other services at city hall may be available by appointment. Call 250-828-3311. • Bylaw services office is closed to the public, except by appointment. Call 250-828-3409. • All fire halls, except Fire Station No. 1 in Sahali, are closed to the public. Fire Station No. 1 will be open for permits by appointment only. Call 250-372-5131. • Development and Engineering Services is closed to the public, except by appointment. Call 250-8283561. • Sustainability Services, at Cunliffe House, is closed to the public, except by appointment. Call 250828-3561. • Civic operations front desk is closed to the public. Other services at civic operations are available by appointment. Call 250-828-3461. • Human Resources is closed to the public. • Kamloops Centre for Water Quality is closed to the public.

COVID-19: How you can help our Seniors Here are some ways you can help Seniors in our community during this challenging time:

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Practice social distancing. Seniors (especially those with underlying conditions) are most at risk.

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If you are going to the store and have a Senior neighbour, ask them if they need anything picked up. Drop off groceries on the porch to maintain distance.

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Offer to place a grocery order online for Seniors who don’t have access to the internet.

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Call, Facetime, and/or email with Senior family members and friends to keep up with social interaction.

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• Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre is closed to the public. • Cemetery office is closed to the public, except by appointment. Call 250-828-3461. • The 22 recreation facilities announced on Monday remain closed to the public. Information will be available by phone at 250-828-3500. SERVICES STILL OPERATIONAL: • Kamloops Fire Rescue • Kamloops RCMP • Kamloops Bylaw services • Emergency social services • Residential garbage and recycling pickup (includes commercial and multi-family) • Landfills, recycling, and yard waste depots • City parks, dog parks, and trails • Community public washrooms • Kamloops Centre for Water Quality • Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre • Building inspection services • Building permit services • Business licensing services • Planning services • Transportation and engineering services • Social and community health • Road maintenance, water, and sewer utilities • Financial services • BC Transit will be running regular service schedules in Kamloops. • Council meetings.

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As of result of the province’s state of emergency declaration on Wednesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has closed its offices in Kamloops. The TNRD Building, downtown at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue, also houses the public library and the Kamloops Arts Gallery, both of which have already closed. Regional district CEO Randy Diehl said essential services will continue to be provided to resi-

dents, including water, wastewater, eco-depot facilities and transfer stations. “We are monitoring the situation and we are working to maintain other services as much as possible,” he said in a statement. For documents related to building and planning, email submissions as attachments, if possible. If not possible due to size, call 250377-2595 to make arrangements to drop off hard copies. For general inquiries, call 250377-8673 (toll-free 1-877-377-8673) or visit the website at www.tnrd.ca.

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Save-On-Foods has joined stores offering special shopping hours for seniors and those with disabilities. The supply chain remains strong, according to the retail industry, and there is no need to hoard items. And, due to health officials’ repeated urgings for people to wash their hands, even some public hand-sanitizer stations have been exhausted. If you are out and about, bring along your own hand sanitizer. DAVE EAGLES PHOTOS/KTW

City stores create special shopping hours for seniors, those with disabilities KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops stores are responding to the hoarding taking place by dedicating time for seniors and those with disabilities to shop. Both Shoppers Drug Mart and the Real Canadian Superstore are the latest stores to implement the measure. For the past few weeks, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, various items in stores — notably toilet paper and, lately, meat — have been tough to find. Shoppers Drug Mart is now reserving the first hour of shopping in the morning for seniors and those with disabilities and is also offering the 20 per cent Seniors Day discount on regular-priced items for the first hour each day, every day.

This is in addition to Seniors Days each Thursday. Superstore will reserve the 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. hour each Tuesday and Friday for seniors and those with disabilities and has also lowered prices on homedelivered goods and eliminated fees for delivery and pick up. Save-On-Foods has also joined the effort, now opening daily from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for seniors and those with disabilities and changing its regular hours, opening its doors to everyone else from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. Save-On-Foods is also encouraging those customers who can shop in store to do so and leave the online shopping services available to those who are not able to get to the store, including seniors, people with disabilities and

those who are ill or self-isolating. “It is not business as usual and my amazing team of 21,000 team members has a big job to do as they work around the clock to replenish the items our customers need,” Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones said. “As always, Save-On-Foods will continue to work hard to safeguard the health of our team members, our customers and our communities,” he said. “We have never seen times as turbulent and as uncertain as these and we are so proud of the great work our teams are doing.” More stores in Kamloops are expected to add similar dedicated shopping hours. If you know of others, email editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com.

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The city’s top Mountie says measures are in place to make sure the Kamloops RCMP detachment remains adequately staffed as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens. “Locally, at Kamloops detachment, we are prepared for the upcoming weeks and months,” RCMP Supt. Syd Lecky said. “Management meets on a daily basis to discuss changes that have occurred in the previous 24 hours.” Lecky said detachments across B.C. have received direction from provincial headquarters on best practices. B.C. RCMP spokeswoman Janelle Shoihet said the agency is prepared. “As an emergency-response agency, we do have existing protocols and procedures that deal with these types of health situations,” she said in a statement to KTW. “As police officers, we routinely have to take precautions due to contacts with individuals and communicable diseases. Our members deal with exposure to bodily fluids and other hazards regularly, so our training and procedures have always focused on reducing those risks.” Shoihet said RCMP brass are “continually assessing” potential updates to processes. Lecky told KTW the Kamloops detachment has made contingency plans for officers or staff who may contract the virus that causes COVID-19. “These plans will ensure there are always adequate numbers of officers to respond to calls for service in Kamloops,” he said. Lecky said the well-being of the community remains the focus for Kamloops Mounties. “Keeping our community safe is our priority,” he said. “Equally important is the health and safety of the officers and municipal staff at Kamloops detachment.”

Court closes B.C. Supreme Court has suspended operations until further notice in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The court announced the unprecedented move in a memo posted to its website on Wednesday. “As part of the court’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered the suspension of all regular operations, effective immediately, until further notice,” the memo reads. “All regular hearings are adjourned.” According to the court, further details about urgent and emergency hearings will be announced soon. In Kamloops, B.C. Supreme Court was operating as scheduled on Wednesday morning, prior to the announcement.


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e are living in extraordinary times. We still do not know just how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last, nor how profoundly it will affect our society in general or our community specifically. All we can say with any certainty is the effects will be significant, from the likely loss of human life to serious economic and social disruption as a result of the necessary attempts to contain the transmission of the virus. One of the biggest differences between COVID-19 and other pandemics of the past, even recent ones like H1N1 or SARS, has nothing to do with the disease itself or how it spreads. The difference is social media. Nearly every one of us is, thanks to the ubiquity of social media and mobile devices, a media outlet; some of us are just larger than others. Information — and misinformation — travel far faster than the disease itself and, in a globally connected society, there’s more of both coming at all of us faster than we can hope to process. That can lead to fear, uncertainty, over-reaction and. worse, under-reaction. Those of us who make our living as media outlets tend to have the largest local audiences, along with reputations for reliable and professional coverage over the years. With those come responsibilities to go above and beyond to keep our community informed and connected on how this crisis

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online, and to attempt to continue print delivery as long as circumstances permit. Our carriers (and their guardians, where applicable) have been given instructions on how to deliver as safely as possibly to protect both themselves and our customers and how to self-isolate and inform us if they have reason to do so. If circumstances change and it is not deemed safe to continue delivering, we will suspend home delivery and offer customer pickup at designated locations. We are monitoring the situation constantly and staying in touch with our distribution team and suppliers and will keep you informed on how we will get the news to you. As with anything, the key to getting through this challenge is in working together, helping each other and caring for one another. Thankfully, that plays to our strengths here in Kamloops. We want to use our awardwinning editorial team not just to give you the bad news you need to know, but the good news we know will come from this crisis — the stories of heroism, of generosity and of kindness of Kamloopsians helping each other through this challenge. We encourage you to reach out to us with those stories. Contact us at 250-374-7467 or email our editor at editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Let’s stay in touch, even as we practice good social distancing. Tim Shoults is operations manager of Aberdeen Publishing. tshoults@aberdeenpublishing.com


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OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR HOW HAS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES BEING TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT IMPACTED YOUR DAY-TO-DAY LIFE? PLEASE LET US AND KTW READERS KNOW HOW YOU ARE COPING AND WHETHER YOU HAVE ADVICE FOR FELLOW READERS Email your thoughts to kamloopsthisweek.com

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DEAR KAMLOOPS: PLEASE STOP WITH THE HOARDING Editor: I hope the people hoarding grocery supplies and toilet paper are proud of themselves. As a senior who no longer drives, I walk — using a walker — every day to the store, only to find the shelves empty. Some days, the walks have been along icy sidealks. Although the exercise is good for me, there are days when I have put myself at risk just to check the shelves. Delivery shorted me on toilet paper twice, so it seems checking for myself is the only option. Thanks again, fellow Kamloopsians. Douglas Morrison Kamloops

Editor: Oh, my, what can I do? Much is cancelled or closed. Let’s use this opportunity to take advantage of a slowdown period. Restaurants and bars and theatres can take the opportunity to do a superdeep clean — wash the walls, get into the corners, clear all shelves, wipe down the chairs, clean the carpet, paint, do those nagging maintenance items and get security and alarm systems tested and updated without bothering patrons. I am sure staff would like to come in and do something, rather than sit at home and worry about when the next paycheque might arrive. A long time ago, I worked at Safeway in a different province. A certain rival

yellow store was just starting up and Safeway wanted to be ready and all spiffed up. The store was closed for several days and all the staff came in and did a super clean. Every shelf was cleared and we used toothbrushes to clean the corners of the aisles. It was hard work, but kind of fun to come together like that. We all got paid our normal wages and unions were not put out by people not doing the “normal” job. Families can do the same — get together to conduct spring cleaning, sort out the closets and paint. Get the kids involved. I see many families out walking.

NOW IS WHEN WE ALL WORK TOGETHER Editor: This moment in history must fully reflect how important each country is and demonstrates why we all must come together. We need to exchange ideas

and have science and health experts focus and share their knowledge. Science and health professionals need to work together, along with those in computer science, in breaking the code

and finding a vaccine. Billions will be spent and a cure will come in time as the the best of the best and most brilliant of the briliant will ensure victory. For shepherds, think-

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Take a couple of garbage bags with you and pick up trash as you go, particularly in the green spaces and along the rivers and beaches. Incorporate education and make it a nature hike as well, identifying all the birds that are coming back for spring. We don’t need to sit back and do nothing. Keep your body and mind occupied with those tasks we keep putting off because now is the time to get to them. Yes, it’s disappointing that activities are cancelled, but hopefully it is for the short term and pretty soon we will be back to having no time to get anything done. Darlene Currie Kamloops

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Worshipping in large numbers and offering outreach programs have suddenly become a challenge for Kamloops churches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health restrictions of gatherings of no more than 50 people. Kamloops Alliance Church in North Kamloops was ahead of the game, taking its services online following the original ban on gatherings of more than 250 people. But following Monday’s government announcement that lowered that limit to 50, the large church at the north end of Overlanders Bridge is reassesing its options. “We have suspended all ministry programming until further notice,” lead Pastor Chris Throness told KTW. He said he is encouraging church members to keep their eyes on the church website at kamloopsalliance.com for the updated information. Kamloops United Church, downtown at St. Paul Street and Fourth Avenue, also made the difficult decision to close its doors and suspend all worship services and programming, with two exceptions. The church’s pre-school will continue to operate and the PIT (People In Transition) Stop program, which feeds close to 250 people in need every Sunday, will continue, with additional health precautions in place. Rev. Dr. Michael Caveney will also be posting each morning at 10 a.m. to the United Church’s YouTube page in order to keep his congregation connected and inspired. In one of those recent videos, he said, “We will seek to meet as often as possible by electronic means. Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling this out to various groups in the congregation.” St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, on Sixth Avenue in Sagebrush (South Kamloops)

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was already preparing to make the move toward broadcasting services exclusively online, a decision that was helped by the fact the church had already been livestreaming the sermons for the past few months. “We talked a couple of weeks ago about extending that to have the whole service live,” said Pastor Steven Filyk, who is vacationing near Prince George this week. He said there will need to be a discussion among the church’s elders, but noted services will likely include a very small gathering of the preacher, the music director and a few others to put the program together. “There’s a good probability we’ll be closing,” he said. “But the reality is not all of our

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City shelters are in a vulnerable state during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with limited space conditions and concentrations of vulnerable people colliding at the confluence of two overlapping public health emergencies. “That’s the thing, we still remain in a public health emergency for the overdose crisis,” said Bob Hughes, executive director of ASK Wellness Society, which provides outreach services, supportive housing and other initiatives in the city. The opioid crisis was declared a public health emergency in 2016 and only began to ease in 2019, with B.C. recording 981 deaths — down from 1,543 in 2018 — last year. “We’re still conducting wellness checks for people who may be at risk for overdoses,” Hughes said. But ASK staff have changed the way they operate in the more than 600 units overseen by the organization

BOB HUGHES in the region. “What we’re very conscious of is that we have people with very compromised health conditions, including respiratory illnesses, tobacco consumption and generally older age,” Hughes said. Changes include switching to paper plates and plastic utensils, not crossing the threshold into individual units unless absolutely necessary, no longer offering housekeeping services and advising residents not to bring bring guests in the buildings.

The agency has also restricted its front counter services in Merritt and Kamloops; however, access to phone and internet services remains in those areas. Services also remain available by phone and ASK is serving people that way wherever possible. In terms of supplies, Hughes said limited availability of masks is a problem across the health and housing sectors, but that the agency has prepared in every way it can, ensuring adequate cleaning and food supplies are available and other personal protective equipment is at hand when required. Similar risks are present at CMHA-run operations. Acting operations leader Alfred Achoba said his team has been proactive with an increased cleaning schedule, encouragement to wash hands frequently and encouraging social distancing, as much as it is possible in the kind of environment where residents live. “During meals, we’re trying to keep people apart, preventing crosscontamination and working diligently to have an area within the shelter and our

supportive housing to isolate people and quarantine them if the need should arise,” Achoba said. Shelter space at Emerald Centre has residents staying four to a room. Depending on how the beds are oriented in the space, Achoba said he has done his best to ensure social distancing recommendations can be adhered to. “We’re doing our best. It’s not really ideal, because we’re basically an essential service, and there’s no other place for our folks to go,” he said. “We’re not going to turn anyone away. We’re going to do what we can with all of the resources we have.” Achoba said residents at places like Emerald Centre and Rosethorn House have been playing their part, noting staff have been encouraging them to keep their distancing from one another and ensure healthy habits in times of pandemic. He said the CMHA is also doing its best to screen incoming people for COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, checking temperatures and contacting 811 when necessary. “I think the biggest message

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Executive director Bernadette Siracky is guiding the Kamloops Food Bank through an unprecedented crisis with the help of staff, volunteers and benevolent residents. She spoke to KTW on Wednesday, nearly out of breath while bouncing from topic to topic, aiming to educate readers on how they can help the organization fight the COVID-19 pandemic. CASH AND FOOD Food bank manpower has been restricted, with the provincial government limiting public gatherings to 50 people. The best way to help limited staff and volunteers is to offer cash or food donations. “Usually, in these times of crisis, we would call on our community to come and volunteer and help,” Siracky said. “We can’t do that. Unprecedented is definitely the case. I can’t remember a time where we’ve ran out of perishable items for our clients, which we did on Tuesday.” The food bank is practising social distancing by allowing a maximum of 10 clients in the building at a time, each of whom must apply hand sanitizer upon entry. “We can’t work from home,” Siracky said. “We also don’t want to close our doors. That does not seem like a viable option to us.” Donate money online at kamloopsfoodbank.org. Food donations are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the red receiving door at 171 Wilson St. in North Kamloops. STOP HOARDING Panic buying is hindering the food bank’s ability to feed clients. “They’ve really put a strain on the supply chain for these stores,” Siracky said. “Save-On, Safeway, Independent, Costco, Superstore, the warehouses are running out and the stores are getting short on their orders. They need to have something on their shelves. They can’t sell their

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“Everybody is in a bit of a panic mode, including our clients,” Siracky said. “People were taking more than they needed, only because they’re feeling panicked, as well. We’ve sort of removed the choice, but that ensures product and stock can last as long as possible.” HARD TIMES Siracky is worried about clients hovering around the poverty line. “When they’re not working for a day or two days or a week, that affects them in a very powerful way,” she said. Ten School District 73 programs rely on the food bank to provide for children. “The kids depending on them are not in school and we don’t have any way to deliver it to their homes,” Siracky said. “All of these government decisions are for physical safety, but they have ramifications. We need to remain open. Safety is key.” KAMLOOPS STEPS UP Siracky’s morning on Wednesday started with a call from Jeff Winger of Progressive Rubber Industries. “He didn’t even say hi,” Siracky said. “He just said, ‘What do you need?’” Representatives from Cascades Casino Kamloops, Chances Kamloops, TRU Culinary Arts and the Noble Pig

delivered non-perishable food items on Wednesday. “Mike Miltimore from Riversong Guitars … the list goes on,” Siracky said. “I’ve had voicemails and emails all day long from people just wanting to help. The hard part about this one is you’re not able to do that physically.” Siracky said the food bank received an “absolutely stunning” haul from Chances and Cascades. “Kamloops does what Kamloops does so well in times of crisis — it just surrounds the charities in town with support,” she said. “That, today, was incredibly clear.” ROTARY FOOD DRIVE Plans have changed for this year’s Rotary Food Drive, on April 18, which seems likely to become the most important on record. “We’re really hoping that Kamloops hears our call and puts out their yellow bag [now biodegradable] and that Rotarians go out in full force and pick them up,” Siracky said. “That food drive is going to be of ultra-importance to us.” Restrictions to public gatherings mean Rotarians will not be treated to breakfast or lunch, meals that normally bookend a morning spent picking up donations across the city. “It’s usually a fun time because people are putting some real meaning to compassion and generosity,” Siracky said. “It’s going to change the whole energy of that day, but fingers are crossed our donations aren’t diminished because of it.” Yellow-bag donations will be collected and brought to the food bank’s parking lot, where they will be dropped off and sorted. “We’ve really had to be flexible with our plans, as directives come out from our governments, provincial and national,” Siracky said.“We really want to follow that and provide food for as many people as possible in our community for as long as possible, with safety as a key factor.”

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There will be no remote classes next week as the KamloopsThompson school district continues to build its plan to carry on educational instruction outside the classroom in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the province announced all schools must suspend in-class instruction indefinitely due to the virus, but it doesn’t want the learning to stop, tasking school districts with devising plans for continuity of the school year following spring break, which ends on March 30 for most school districts, but on March 20 locally. The school year in the Kamloops-Thompson district was set to resume next week, but students will get a bit of an extended spring break. “Our goal is to have students connected to a teacher by March 30,” school district Supt. Alison Sidow told KTW. She said the district continues to work on the logistics of its plan and will be meeting with school principals next week to share the details.

“Once our principals return on Monday, we will have more information to share with the public,” Sidow said, noting principals will need to have an opportunity to determine how the remote learning plan will work in their respective buildings. “And then we will begin to bring staff back into the schools,” Sidow said, adding the district is looking at a gradual return of employees. Teachers from primary to secondary grades will be relied on to determine the best way to connect with their students, but Sidow said some best practices will emerge. “Most of our teachers use technology, so we will use all measures available to us to connect with students,” she said. Some options that could be considered are emailed assignments, online courses or classes via Skype or other video-conferencing technology. While it is believed most school buildings will remain open, it is not yet clear which teachers will teach from home or return to the classroom to instruct remotely. The school district’s plan also involves using some schools for care of children of parents who

are performing essential services, such as medical-health professionals, first responders and pharmacists, but it’s unclear how many buildings will be used for such a purpose. “We’re still in the planning of that,” Sidow said, adding that details such as teacher to student ratios need to be calculated. Cleaning protocols for schools and supports for students with special needs are also in development. Sidow said it’s unlikely any other programming will take place, other than ensuring vulnerable students have access to nutrition programs, all students are connected with a teacher and Grade 12 students complete their graduation requirements. Graduation ceremonies, however, are likely to be cancelled. “Given that one can’t have any gatherings of 50 or more at this point in time, it’s hard to imagine that we will be in a position to run graduation ceremonies,” Sidow said. In losing the next week of classes, Sidow said some of the mandated hours of instruction for a school year may be lost as a result of the ongoing crisis.

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flight per day for the month of April. “We’ll follow it month by month as we go along,” Ratuski said, noting airlines have only forecast the changes a month in advance. Ratuski said he has yet to hear from Coastal Mountain Air regarding any impacts on its service to and from YKA. Kamloops Airport will remain open during the pandemic, as other services, including medivac flights and cargo aircraft flights, are needed. The airport is also the main base of operation for the BC Wildfire Management Service. “The airport stays fully operational. We have an obligation to keep the airport in a safe and secure operating environment,” Ratuski said. He said layoffs are underway due to the reduced service, but he he did not have specific numbers as those are made by the companies operating out of the airport. The BG Grill in the airport will also be scaling back, but Ratuski said he wants

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organizations are available in Kamloops and British Columbia. One in every 46 children in B.C. is diagnosed with autism. The waiting time for diagnosis can be up to two years in some cases. Although much has been done in the last 20 years to bring the science, services and awareness up to date for those affected and to the general public,

there is still much more work to be done. Whether it is supporting the annual Chris Rose Autism Centre Walk fundraiser or advocating for shorter diagnostic wait times, the people of Kamloops working daily to make the lives of individuals (children, youth and adults) and families more included in daily community life will be featured in the spe-

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ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE Georgia Miller, who swings the sticks for NCAA Division 2 Southwestern Oklahoma State University, eyes her ball a few years ago on a local course. Golf remains an option for Kamloopsians during the COVID-19 crisis.

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ave the look-on-thebrightside flagstick I will not, but consider this column a punch shot at the pandemic, which can shove a driver firmly into its hole. Golf courses in Kamloops have been ravaged by wildfires and pseudo hurricanes in the last few years, some brought to their knees and nearly forced to shutter. (Before we continue: Full disclosure — I’m a member at Kamloops Golf and Country Club. Or at least I have been. I bought a 2005 GMC Jimmy for $5,000 in November, which turned into a GMC Jimmy for $9,500 after repairs, which has kept me from re-upping my KGCC membership, although I plan to wormburn myself further into financial ruin by inking a new deal this weekend.) There is something poetic — a slice of sunshine culled from a macabre Edgar Allan Poe tale — about COVID-19’s whiff at burying our beloved tracks. “It’s busier than heck,” said Rick Shick (yes, that’s his real name), a CPGA pro at Mount Paul

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Golf Course, noting management is adhering to government policies on gathering sizes. Tournament Capital athletics have been decimated, but hackers push on through these unprecedented times, with accordance to social-distancing guidelines. Flagstick Rick detailed his club’s response plan to the coronavirus, noting food and beverage services have been shut down, but patrons can still enjoy take-out beer and coffee. Mount Paul allows only one person in the pro shop at a time, with a staff member at the door to monitor entry and make sure those waiting are separated spaciously.

Flagsticks are sanitized throughout the day by grounds crew members. Power carts, pull carts and rental clubs are cleaned after use. Driving-range stalls are social distancing naturals. An email to KGCC members highlights on-course precautions, which include leaving flags in holes and encouraging members to be generous with gimmes, otherwise known as the Jon Keen Rule. (Kamloops Blazers’ play-byplay man Keen is part of our KGCC quartet, The Caddy Shacks, a notorious foursome bolstered by club champion Tim O’Donovan and complete no-name Michael Derzak.) There are no rakes in bunkers, in which golfers are mandated to lift, foot rake and place to give themselves a fair lie, an absolutely lovely law. The KGCC opens Friday. Bighorn Golf and Country Club and Rivershore Golf Links are operational. “I played with a guy yesterday,” Rivershore GM Kevin Oates told KTW. “He said over the past five days, with everything going on in his life, it’s the best two hours he could have spent, walking around and mentally escaping what we

are dealing with. “For at least for two hours, he was able to decompose. Sorry, decompress, not decompose.” Spontaneous combustion, thank the good lord, is not yet a COVID-19 ramification, although it is a symptom of my golf game. Rivershore, like the rest of the courses in town, is doing its part. Oates outlined a few policies: single-cart riders allowed, no rakes, ball washers or sand-andseed bottles, disinfect like crazy, no touching flagsticks, use caution when plucking ball from cup and avoid cash transactions, if possible. The restaurant has cut down to 46 chairs from about 120, but beverages are encouraged to be consumed on the deck while keeping in mind social distancing spacing. On Wednesday, 165 people played golf at Rivershore, a high number for this time of year. Dogs and booze are a hit at the turn. “It’s been very good,” Oates said. “We’re as close to business as usual and we’re following all of the recommendations from health organizations and government.” Let’s not get too carried away with the aces-birdies-and-eagles-

in-the-face-of-dire-circumstance sentiment. All is not idyllic. The Dunes at Kamloops owner, Bill Bilton Sr., is encouraged by the tee-sheet situation, but any glee is tempered by the pandemic’s affect on the club’s banquet and restaurant facility. “We were booked solid,” he said, noting precautions similar to those taken at Rivershore and KGCC are in place at The Dunes. “I spent all day yesterday cancelling functions. We’re cancelled up to the end of April. “The course is in great shape. It’s something nobody ever thought would happen. You get your crew together and make it work.” He used a cuss word I omitted from the quote. He said shit. Actually, he said, “The shits.” I decided to include it. He’s bang on. Eagle Point Golf Resort, Pineridge Golf Course, Talking Rock Golf Resort and Tobiano Golf Course are not yet accepting tee times. Patronize the others until authorities tell us to stop. In doing so, you will be fighting back, metaphorically wielding one of those long-driver-meathead 1 Woods, plunging away.

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God love her, but baking cookies with mom on the family farm just outside Marwayne, Alta, is not where Zane Franklin wanted to be on Thursday. The Kamloops Blazers’ overage captain planned to be preparing for the Prince George Cougars, who were slated to be in town for games on Friday and Saturday, his club’s final tuneups ahead of the playoffs. Everything changed on March 11, the day the Blazers returned from a U.S. Division road trip and COVID-19 pandemic news gripped the continent. “We were going to watch the New Orleans [Pelicans] game and they cancelled it right before tip-off,” Franklin said. “That was right when it hit. “I remember saying to him [20-year-old teammate Ryan Hughes] — ‘If they’re going to cancel the NBA, there is no way the NHL doesn’t cancel and then what do we do?’” The WHL nixed the regular season on Wednesday, leaving the B.C. Division champion Blazers to wonder if they will get a shot at the league title and

a trip to the Memorial Cup in Kelowna. “It’s hard to put into words,” Franklin said. “When you start the 20-year-old season, the last thing you think that’s going to end it is this. I don’t think it’s set in yet, also. It just feels like we’re on a week break. “You’ve got to protect your players, protect your fans. This is such an unknown thing, really, still. You’ve got to be on the safe side. What the league is doing, what every league in North America is doing, is smart.” That it’s smart does not make it any more palatable. Franklin, the league’s fourthleading scorer, is without a pro contract and these next few months may have changed that, his story similar to many that will be shared across the Dub. “I wouldn’t say I was close to anything, but I was really excited to have a good playoff with the team and go far,” Franklin said. “Everybody told me a good playoff run — you do good, the team does good — those lead to contracts. I’m really hoping for a playoff run.” The captain is trying to drink glass-half-full milk with those chocolate chip cookies. He first expressed doubt the season will continue, but then said he believes it will.

“Everybody is bummed,” Franklin said. “There is no way around it. Everybody is disappointed on how the regular season ended. “To the fans, I just want to say thank you for coming out and just be ready when, and if, playoffs start. I believe they will. Bring that excitement again and we’ll have a good run.” His teammates are healthy and so is Franklin. “We were all a little worried because we were in that area where it was getting bad,” Franklin said, noting life seemed normal while walking around Kennewick, Wash., after playing the Ams on March 8. “It was kind of nerve-racking, but we saw we were healthy, so we weren’t too worried after that. I’m as healthy as I can be.” If the Blazers and Rockets do square off in Round 1 of the post-season, Franklin and company plan to be ready for the series. Game 1 would mark the first rematch since fight night at Prospera Place on Jan. 11. Mrs. Franklin’s son hopes to trade the apron for mitts and cookies for the biscuit. “That would be a good series to have after the break,” he said. “It would be an easy series to get excited for.”


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Athletics director Curtis Atkinson on Wednesday axed the TRU WolfPack crosscountry running program. “This was a difficult decision to make, but we felt it was in the best interest of the athletics department at this time, as the level of invest ment needed to move this program forward would come at the expense of other areas of athletic program delivery and that’s not something we are able to do,” Atkinson said in a WolfPack press release. The team has been in U Sports competing events since 20142015. Carmin Mazzotta has been head coach since 2015-2016. “It’s been a privilege to coach such a resilient and positive group of studentathletes over the past five-plus years,” Mazzotta said in the release. I’d like to thank

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Shaun Clouston feels for the WHL’s graduating 20-year-old players, including Zane Franklin, Ryan Hughes and Max Martin of his Kamloops Blazers, a formidable trio that was ramping up for the playoffs when their hockey worlds caved in. “Did I have an opportunity in the coming weeks or months to play some more and have an opportunity to create success in the playoffs and maybe earn a contract?” said Clouston, who was hired as the Blazers’ head coach last summer. “Those are really challenging things. But when you balance it and look around at what’s going on in the world, it pales in comparison.” The WHL cancelled the remainder of its regular season on Wednesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but did not rule out post-season hockey in 2020. Blazers’ general manager Matt Bardsley said all of his team members are healthy. The pandemic began to feel serious for Clouston by the time his club reached Spokane to play the Chiefs on March 10. “It felt like things were kind of picking up, but we were fine,” Clouston said. “We were playing. There wasn’t really a lot of concern around the team.” The NBA shutting down

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the next day, on March 11, was what changed the sporting world in North America, Clouston said. “That was the point where a lot of people realized — wow, this is happening,” he said. Clouston is satisfied with the WHL’s response since

then, but said moments of disappointment are inevitable when thinking of a season potentially lost, his club a B.C. Division champion with WHL title aspirations. “It depends on what you focus your thoughts on,” Clouston said. “We were very impressed, very proud of

what our guys were able to accomplish this year. “This becomes a hot topic for debate and people have opinions and ideas. The most important thing is to follow advice of people in these fields that have spent their lives studying and planning and preparing for these types of events.” Bardsley is taking stock in the WHL’s aspirations to hold playoffs. “When they will be, I’m not sure, but I like the fact that at least we’re trying to be optimistic about that,” Bardsley said. “It’s amazing to think how quick things have changed. Last week, I was in Penticton the day after the Spokane game. One week later, look what’s happening in the world. “This is something I hope we never see in our lifetime again. It’s amazing the steps that are being taken to try to resolve this.” Clouston has returned to his home in Medicine Hat. “I have a daughter in Edmonton,” he said. “She had a trip planned to Florida and I think Toronto and L.A. in the near future. Those are obviously not happening. She was at home doing a deep clean of her house. “It’s follow the advice and the standards being set by the experts. Spend time with family. That’s the way it is right now. “If everybody does their part, the science is saying it should really help.”

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workout experience is obviously difficult in a residential setting. The goal for Schelstraete was to simply “make do’’ and maintain a basic training level. It’s a challenge facing many Canadians who are looking for indoor alternatives as they try to stay healthy during these challenging times. “It’s a top priority,’’ Schelstraete said. “Being so active and going

to the gym basically every day — to lose that, is a lot.’’ Creativity can be key. Look no further than Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka, who has been posting a variety of video clips on Twitter in recent days. Members of the NBA team have been in self-isolation since playing the Utah Jazz last week. Ibaka has posted clips of himself working out at his residence, doing lunges, abdominal work on the floor

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and some lateral movements. In one post captioned ‘Cardio day at home,’ he simply jogged from one end of his long hallway to the other. Two players from the Jazz tested positive for COVID-19. The Raptors have since tested negative for the virus, but were staying in isolation nonetheless. “Sending love and positivity to everyone staying at home during this health crisis,’’ Ibaka said in a recent tweet. “I hope some of you feel inspired to exercise at home and to stay healthy and in shape!’’ Staying active with some kind of physical activity can be a welcome distraction from the heavy flow of negative news on TV, social media and other outlets. A variety of apps and YouTube videos are available in every discipline imaginable. But the interaction and community feeling within many gyms and studios can be a big part of the workout experience.

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WEEK 3

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

RICK CHAPMAN Producer/announcer Jim Pattison Group Boogie coach

The events of the past week came with physical and emotional challenges for all of us. For WCT, the sadness of cancelling the rest of our 2020-2021 season is compounded by the loss of work for our artists and staff, and our audience losing four terrific productions. My experience of informing everyone who had worked so hard for over a year on these shows was personally devastating. This, though, pales with the experience of those who are currently or potentially afflicted by the virus. Compounding the upheaval in our work and personal lives is the uncertainty that grips us every time we go in public. I’m not a germaphobe, but I carry alcohol wipes into the grocery store, wash my hands with fervour and hesitate to breathe too deeply in the claustrophobia of enclosed public spaces. What a joy and relief, then, to break into the glorious sunshine along Rivers Trail for a 25-minute trot. This is where we live, Kamloops: our wonderful scenery, our buoyant community, our resiliency. There have been many tears this week, but on this run they came from happiness. Many thanks to the Boogie team for their relentless optimism and support. How unfathomably generous to suggest that registration fees for the cancelled 2020 run be donated to support WCT’s Indigenous Youth Program in exchange for a tax receipt. Onward and upward.

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Hi everyone. My name is Rick Chapman. I am a runner. I haven’t always been a runner. In fact, it was just five years ago that I even considered tackling the Boogie the Bridge 5K — but it has changed my life. The sad news this week of the cancellation of the 2020 CFJC Boogie the Bridge hit me really hard as I love the event. Boogie is such an outpouring of community, sharing, giving and love. But Boogie is not just one day. It never has been. It is every day. It is community. But it’s not just about running as it is a community around healthy living — healthy minds, healthy souls and healthy bodies. It is about being part of a community that is active in promoting health. Even if it is a bit out of your comfort zone. I am so grateful to be part of this tribe. Make no mistake, it is a tribe, a family, a community. When times get difficult and we need to support each other, our family, this community, comes together. Even when we can’t physically be together, we are finding ways to connect — and move. Those moments are what I hope to share with you over the next several weeks. It has always been about movement. Moving your body, yes, but also moving your mind out of scary and overwhelming places and moving your soul or heart to an open and loving place. Now, more than any time I can remember, we need to find that and give it away.

The April 26 event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but training — for body and mind — will continue.

SABRINA WEEKS Musician/singer Power Walking The world around me is changing daily. It feels surreal, like I’m living inside a movie I’d never choose to see. One casualty of our changing reality is that the 2020 Boogie the Bridge have been cancelled. I have attended two training sessions, enough to realize I want more time with this amazing group of people. During my second session, I decided to take on the 5K Sweet training program, running and walking in intervals. Truthfully, I smiled the entire session and, for the first time in my life, enjoyed running. When you work out in a group that is cheering you on, supporting you and sharing their energy, it doesn’t feel like a grind. It feels like fun and you can literally forget all your insecurities, effectively silencing that little voice in your head that says, “You’re too fat to be here.” I am now training with Mike, my partner. We are following the online program and, although there’s virtual love and support from the group, it doesn’t compare. When Mike and I are running and my backside bounces, there are no distractions to shut down the little voice. I feel like I’m lumbering down the road, like an elephant, trying to match steps with a gazelle. It feels awkward and I feel very out of place and exposed. I never feel like this on my couch.

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Walking warm-up of 10 minutes.

Walking warm-up of 10 minutes.

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1) Walk easy for 25 minutes, then power walk for 15. Total 40 minutes.

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

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

1) 12-kilometre run.

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

2) Walk 4.5 minutes, run 1.5 minutes. Repeat 5 times. Total 30 minutes.

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

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

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

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

2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 5 times. Total 50 minutes (with hills).

2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 7 times. Total 70 minutes (with hills).

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Ten minutes walking, cool down and stretching.

Ten minutes walking, cool down and stretching.

Ten minutes walking, cool down and stretching.

Ten minutes walking, cool down and stretching.

TIPS

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

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

Time to check in with your shoes. The No. 2 cause of injury is being in the wrong or a broken-down running shoe. Change shoes every six months.

Your goal is a strong 10K at Boogie. Start incorporating some hill training into one of your three weekly training sessions.

Start experimenting with some supplementation — gels, gummies or whatever works for you.

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

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

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tromping around the alpine getting used to the higher elevation. Winter Park is a pretty resort town, tiny though, much like a once very young Whistler ski resort. We hopped on the gondola and explored the high countrybefore hiking down the mountain, arriving at the village as the sun was just setting. Grand County lays claim to the title of “Colorado’s Dude Ranch Capital.” A short drive west of Winter Park is Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa. It’s a year-round, eco-luxury and award-winning 2,600-hectare guest ranch. Ranch buildings are first-class, designed to fit into an amazing setting, with great attention given to every detail. The Ranch’s culinary programs include ranch-raised Wagyu beef and organic honey.

Outdoors, 55 kilometres of trails are accessible for hiking and mountain biking in summer with more than 120 kilometres of cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails in winter. Today, we are playing cowpokes with the resort’s working cattle ranch program. It’s a relaxed ride that has me and my stout horse, “Colonel” moving cattle from one pasture to another. I feel as though I’m ready for an old-fashioned cattle drive. But unlike cowboys of yesteryear, I head back to our comfortable room afterwards, to seek out a massage session to tend to my saddle-sore muscles. The following morning we rise early to wade into the magical world of fly fishing, including casting lessons at the ranch’s private trout-stocked pond. The resort offers a broad range

of fly fishing gear and equipment, talented guides and a sustainable approach to fishing their private waters. The charming village of Grand Lake at the entrance to Rocky Mountain Park is our next stop. It’s a perfect launching point for exploring the rugged, less-crowded western destinations within the park. After checking into the historic Grand Lake Lodge, our plan is to make the short and popular twokilometre hike to Adams Falls. It’s one of the park’s prettiest waterfalls, but the trails beyond the falls soon lure us farther into the valley and then, up the mountain-side for beautiful vistas along the East Inlet Trail. Our original short hike ends up being a 20-kilometre trek, and so we quicken our pace homeward as the sun drops behind the craggy ridges to the west.

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he idea of an eternally pleasurable afterlife is common in most of the cultures of the world — and Christianity is no exception. There is much debate about who gets in and who doesn’t, but most would agree heaven is reserved for the morally upright. Nevertheless, there are countless jokes about heaven, St. Peter and the process of admission. I was at a Christian men’s conference in Calgary a few years ago. One of the guest speakers was an ex-Mafia gangster, second-in-command of the Gambino crime family. He opened his talk with this joke (in a strong Bronx accent): “I grew up in the Bronx. Tough neighbourhood, lotsa crime, lotsa wise guys. “The story goes, five guys from the Bronx go to heaven, knock on the Poily Gates. St. Peter says, ‘Whadya wants?’ They say, ‘We wanna come in.’ St. Peter says, ‘Whereya from?’ They say, ‘The Bronx.’ “St. Peter stops for a second, then says, ‘We ain’t never had nobody from the Bronx up heah before. I gotta go talk to the Big Guy.’ So he goes into the throne room to talk to God. He says, ‘God, there’s five guys at the Poily Gates.’ “God says, ‘Whadda they wants?’ St. Peter says, ‘They wanna come in.’ God says, ‘Where’re they from?’ St. Peter says, ‘They’re from the Bronx.’ God stops for a second, then says, ‘We ain’t never had nobody from the Bronx up heah before. Go get summore information.’ “So St. Peter leaves, then comes running back in a few minutes later, all out of breath. ‘God! God! They’re gone!’ “God says, ‘What, the guys from the Bronx?’ “St. Peter says, No! The Poily Gates!” So, what is heaven like? And

CHRIS KEMPLING You Gotta Have

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what’s with St. Peter and the pearly gates? The apostle Peter was Jesus’ right hand man and, after Jesus’ death and resurrection, leader of the fledgling Christian church. Tradition cites him as the first Pope — indeed, the office of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church is called the Chair of St. Peter. Jesus asked Peter about his identity, as there was considerable speculation among the people as to his status as a prophet. Peter answered, “You the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Peter had no doubt in his mind Jesus was the Messiah, the saviour of the world. In response to Peter’s declaration of faith, Jesus said, “You are Peter [rock] and on this rock I will build my church … I will give you the keys of heaven.” That is why Peter is often depicted in religious art with keys on his belt and seen as the gatekeeper of heaven. Jesus reassured his followers with these words: “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” Heaven is being with Jesus for all eternity.

There is a detailed description of heaven in the Book of Revelation, based on a vision of John the Apostle: “The Holy City … shone with the glory of God and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates and with twelve angels at the gates … The wall was made of jasper and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass…The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass…” There is much more detail, but suffice it to say, John’s vision of heaven is overwhelmingly beautiful. The throne room of God is also described in detail in the Book of Revelation. The throne is encircled by an emerald rainbow and surrounded by 24 smaller thrones, each with an elder crowned with gold. There are four “creatures,” each with six wings, who give unceasing praise to God. The creatures and the elders each have a harp and also hold golden bowls full of incense, “which are the prayers of the saints.” Surrounding them all are multitudes of angels “numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand,” all singing praises to God. It is an awe-inspiring sight. Heaven is reserved for those who follow Jesus. Jesus said, “If anyone serves me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall my servant also be; if anyone serves me, the Father will honour him.” Heaven is the final destination of the faithful. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Please include a very short bio and a photo.


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SUDOKU FUN BY THE NUMBERS

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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Find the words hidden vertically, horizontally & diagonally throughout the puzzle

ALLERGEN CALCIUM CALORIES CARBOHYDRATES CHOLESTEROL CONTENT CORN SYRUP DAILY VALUE ENRICHED FACTS FATS FIBER

FORTIFIED HYDROGENATED INGREDIENTS IRON LABEL NUTRITION POTASSIUM PROTEIN SERVING SIZE SUGAR VALUE VITAMINS

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WEEKLY COMICS

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt

THE BORN LOSER

BABY BLUES

BIG NATE

by Art & Chip Samsom

by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

by Lincoln Peirce

by Chris Browne

THE GRIZZWELLS by Bill Schorr

SHOE by Gary Brookins & Susie Macnelly

PARDON MY PLANET by Vic Lee

ZITS by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

GUESS WHO?

HERMAN

by Jim Unger

KIT ’N’ CARLYLE

by Larry Wright

FAMILY CIRCUS

by Bil & Jeff Keane

I am a singer born in New York on March 13, 1973. I was a health care administrator before I got into the music industry. I have since been a nu-metal vocalist with my band. I owe much inspiration to Metallica’s James Hetfield. ANSWERS

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Craft Beer. Wine. Coolers. Ciders. Specialty Liquor.

Good stuff all the time.

My buddy just got fired from his taxi driving job. Turns out people don’t like it when you go the extra mile for them.

Large selection of Local & Import Wines & Specialty Items

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LISTINGS

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Found

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For Sale - Misc

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.

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

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

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

Tax not included

For Sale - Misc

SPECIALS

$

Email boxworks@shaw.ca. for price list 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. 6hp Evinrude O/B motor. $600. 70 CFM air compressor. $750. 250-574-3794. Adult Swing Set, excellent condition. Must See! $200. 250-579-5551. Butcher-Boy commercial meat grinder 3-hp. 220 volt. c/w attachments. $1300. 250318-2030. Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details! 250-371-4949

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

$900. chairs

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.

Plants/Shrubs/Trees 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.

EARN EXTRA $$$

KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000 (250) 376-6607

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE $5-$10/ ROLL 1365 B Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC call for availability 250-374-7467 Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650. Treadmill exercise bike. $200. 250-828-0871.

Free FREE: Respironics Everflo Oxygen Concentrator. 250828-0871.

3500

Commercial

Special mid-size super & frames assembled

Call Don at Boxworks 250.573.4078

$

Tax not included Some restrictions apply

Bee Frames & Supers

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

Personals

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHOOSE LOCAL PRESTIGE LOCAL ALARM MONITORING STATION

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

1 Month . . . $10460

Tax not included

Tax not included

Farm Services

Farm Services

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

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICE

250-838-0111

Professional Services

ZZ TAX

Renos & Home Improvement

Personal Tax Preparation Affordable, Reliable, Experienced

250-819-7318 zztax@outlook.com

CHOOSE LOCAL

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

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

p p only): BONUS (pick up

Security

LIVE ANSWER | EFFICIENT COST EFFECTIVE | LOCAL COMPANY

House-sitting

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

$

JA ENTERPRISES Furniture Moving and Rubbish Removal jaenterpriseskam@gmail.com 778-257-4943

FREE ESTIMATES FOR SYSTEM UPGRADES OR SWITCH-OVERS

250-374-0916

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

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

Misc Home Services

KAMLOOPS ONLY ULC CERTIFIED MONITORING STATION

For Sale by Owner $55.00 Special

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

Landscaping

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FREE ESTIMATES FOR SYSTEM UPGRADES OR SWITCH-OVERS LIVE ANSWER | EFFICIENT COST EFFECTIVE | LOCAL COMPANY

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

250-374-0916 Landscaping

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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.

For Sale by Owner

“Our Family Protecting Your Family”

25+ years experience. Locally owned & operated.

10% OFF YOUR FIRST MOW!

Yard Clean-up, Irrigation, Planting, Lawn, Hedges, Pruning Certified Horticulturist, Licensed Pesticide Applicator

250-320-8109 PETER’S YARD SERVICE

GarageSale DIRECTORY

BATCHELOR HEIGHTS Sat, March 21st. 9am-2pm. 1070 Norview Rd. Queensize blow-up bed with frame and something for everyone.

Commercial

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE

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

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

EMPLOYMENT

50

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

Grow-n-mow@telus.net

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

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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

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RV’s/Campers/Trailers

Domestic Cars

17’ Aerolite Trailer like new, slide out, stabilizer bars. $9,900 (250) 372-5033

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

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. 2004 Cougar 5th wheel. 12ft slide. Excellent cond. $14,000/obo. 250-554-1744.

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

2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 HD. w/1994 11ft. camper. $14,500/both. 778-220-7372.

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

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).

Automotive Tires 4-Blizzaks M&S 245/45 R20 $600. 2-Laufenn 235/75 R15 winters on GM rims. $200. 376-6482. Set of 4 Alloy GM rims bolt pattern 5-100 fits Cavalier & other Chevy’s $80 Firm. Don 250-312-1777.

ATV’s / Dirt Bikes

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kamloops North Shore claims a Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at 720 Halston Ave., BC, Tel: 250-376-0962. Auction is subject to cancellation at anytime without notice. 1156 Amy Begon 185 Royak Avenue., Kamloops, BC

2014 Adventurer Camper 89RB solar 13’ awning + extras $22,000 250-523-9495.

Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax

Legal & Public Notices

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

Sports & Imports 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. 2008 Hyundai Vera Cruz AWD. V-6, seats 7. 110,000kms. $7000. 374-6324

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

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

2002 Nancy Dupuis 1436 Cannel Drive., Kamloops, BC 2009 Brittany Stevenson 262 Polar Street., Kamloops, BC

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

2206 Rob Quigley 336 West North Thompson Highway., Clearwater, BC

A sale will take place on ibid4storage.com. until Friday April. 3, 2020. The auction will end at 11:00 AM, unless bidding battle begins. Room contents are personal/ household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker or U-box unit.

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.

Trucks 4WD

Rims

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

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

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

Utility Trailers

Rte 334 - 975 13th St, 1104-1276 Pine St, 12011274 Pleasant St. – 42 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11179 W. Nicola St. – 50 p. LOWER SAHALI/ SAHALI Rte 405 – Anvil Cres, Bestwick Crt E & W, 98-279 Bestwick Dr, Morrisey Pl. – 47 p. Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p. Rte 458 - Glen Nevis Pl, 803-980 Gleneagles Dr, Glenesk Pl. & Glenshee Pl.-86 p. ABERDEEN Rte 523 - 2300-2399 Abbeyglen Way, 750-794 Dunrobin Dr. – 72 p. RTE 534 - Nairn Pl. & Turnberry Pl. – 47 p.

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

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

PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN Rte 562 - Englemann Crt. & 1802-1890 Lodgepole Dr. – 66 p.

Employment

Employment

Employment

Term Equipment Operator II Position Applications will be received by the undersigned until March 27, 2020 for the term position of Term Equipment Operator II. This temporary position will be for a 5month term. The temporary Equipment Operator II is required to operate all Class II Equipment as well as conduct operations in all facets of Public Works Department duties including parks maintenance, road and sidewalk maintenance, fence line repairs, water and sewer system maintenance, general facility and equipment cleanup, and other duties as from time to time assigned. Job Qualifications: Grade XII or equivalent, Class 5 BC Driver’s License, ability to work productively with minimal supervision, good mechanical aptitude. This term position is 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm). The 2019 wage rate for this position as per CUPE Local 900 Collective Agreement is $30.66 per hour. Anticipated start date is between April 29, 2020 and May 6, 2020. For further details on this position and qualifications, please contact the undersigned below (email preferred). A job description is available on our website at: http://www.loganlake.ca/career-opportunities

Jeff Carter, Director of Public Works and Recreation, District of Logan Lake, PO Box 190 | Logan Lake BC, V0K1W0 jcarter@loganlake.ca P: 250-523-2755

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

The District of Logan Lake is now accepting resumes for summer employment for the Visitor Info Centre, Municipal Campground and Parks.

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

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April 14, 1978 March 22, 2011

September 15, 1980 - March 28, 2011

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Carol Garby Mrs. Carol Garby passed away peacefully in Kamloops on March 14, 2020 at the age of 79 years. She is survived by her loving husband Roy and daughter Teresa Domino of Kamloops, her grandchildren Alita Grass and Kyra Grass.

“To live in hearts we leave behind - is not to die.” Forever Remembered, Forever Loved.

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Carol was predeceased by her son Malcom. A special thank you to the trauma staff at Royal Inland Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mom and Dad

In Loving Memory Of Mariano (Mario) Salvatore Mantello February 12, 1911 – March 22, 1999

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PEACE Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. When there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope;

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Carolina Mildred Harris (née Drdul) passed away peacefully with Pam and Bruce by her side on March 18, 2020 leaving behind 87 years of memories for her children, grandchildren and surviving sibling to cherish.

Who passed away 10 years ago March 24th 2010 who we will never forget Your loving family and friends

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Carolina Mildred Harris

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Carol was Born April 3, 1932 in Bremen, Saskatchewan, with her early years spent growing up in Sardis, BC. Later moving to Kamloops as a teenager, this is where she met the love of her life. Carol married Archibald Harris, on May 8, 1953. They were married for 62 years, before Archie’s passing in 2015. Carol worked in administration in the early 1950s at the Kamloops Senior Secondary School. She worked there for several years, but decided to leave and raise her family of four daughters. She was an avid skier and had to be in order to keep up with Arch. Carol also loved playing softball and coached her four daughters for many years. She spent many winters at the local ski hill, and summers on the tennis court or ball diamond. Carol was an amazing seamstress. She loved to have all her girls in matching outfits from the time they were young. She also enjoyed, and did beautiful macrame and knitting projects. Carol loved spending time in the kitchen. Her family couldn’t get enough of her homemade soups, famous canned relishes and pickles. Carol also enjoyed spending time with her group of friends. They had many parties and laughs together playing crib. You always had to keep an eye on Carol, as she may peg a few extra for herself! Carol loved to travel to warm destinations, with Hawaii being her favourite. She always looked forward to the fall, where they would take a trip somewhere tropical. This was about the time that Carol fell in love with hummingbirds, and loved to collect anything that had one on it. Carol adored all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was so proud being a grandparent. Grannie’s house wasn’t a place for discipline, chores, or where you had to eat all your vegetables. No, it was where the spoiling and cuddling took place. She enjoyed having her grandchildren over, to watch them learn to swim in their backyard pool. She loved having all the family around the pool in the summer, to enjoy a swim and a bbq. If you were lucky enough to be invited to one of Harris’s famous pool parties, it was an event that you wouldn’t soon forget. Carol is survived by her four daughters Pam (Bruce) Evensen, Judy (Mike predeceased) Currie, Sandra (Ross) Lowndes, and Valerie (Jeff) Duncan, eight grandchildren Jason, Kristin, Kyla, Tamara, Bobbi, Chad, Brad and Nicole, six great-grandchildren Arden, Molly, Ayla, Dax, Macie and Beau. Carol’s brothers Alex - predeceased (Lorraine) Drdul, and Harvey (Ange predeceased) Drdul. The family would like to thank Sherri Molnar, recreation/therapy supervisor at Overlander Long Term Care, who was a godsend to the family. We would also like to thank all the wonderful care aides and nurses on the Evergreen Wing, for their amazing care. At Carol’s request, there will be no service. However, in lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada would be appreciated in memory of Carol. We love you Mom. “You were an angel in the shape of my mom” Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.schoeningfuneralservice.com Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service

Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. Today recalls the memory Of you, now gone to rest And those who think of you today Are those who loved you best. Your smile is gone forever Your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories Of the one we loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake, From which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, We have you in our hearts.

Your loving family

Giovanna Fidanza Jurista

September 18, 1957 - March 13, 2020

Grant that I may not so much

We never dreamed you’d go away. Never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here. We miss you each day.

Seek to be consoled, as to console; To be loved, as to love;

Loved always and remembered by her loving husband Tom Jurista and children, Christopher, Derek and Kendel Jurista; grandchildren Mckenna and Addison Jurista; her mother Gemma Fidanza and her brothers Domi, Antonio and Pasquale, including numerous cousins, aunties and uncles.

For it is in the giving that we receive; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps them near.

Giovanna was Pierino Fidanza.

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David Arnold Lindsey 1949 - 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. 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. 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. 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

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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.

Lawrence (Larry) Ritchey July 5, 1924 - March 16, 2020

Lawrence (Larry) Philip Ritchey was born July 5, 1924, in Rutland, BC, the second of eight children born to Cecil and Winnifred Ritchey. Lawrence was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Carrol (Hinton) Ritchey, his parents Cecil and Winnifred, his older sister Helen, younger brothers Chester, Bob, Milton and Bud, his daughter-in-law Joan, and his step-grandson Ryan.

OTHERS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE Others who have gone before Hold up my trembling hand. They comfort me in the blind despair I cannot understand. They suffer with me when I hurt, Weep with me in my pain, Remind me that we are not lost ... Though I must now remain. Those who’ve gone before me, Hear me when I cry. Sing softly with me soothing chords Of unsung lullabies. Mourn anniversaries never marked, A future I cannot keep. They gently kiss the pain away, And love my heart to sleep. The ones who’ve gone before me Hold me in my dreams. They gently stroke my furrowed brow, And calm my silent screams. They love me in my heartache, Wait quietly nearby., Hold patiently, one to another Till I join them by and by. By Joanetta Hendel, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Larry is survived by his sons Greg (Janet) and Grant (Fran), his sister Margaret Allen and his brother Richard (Marj), two grandchildren Gordon and David, his stepgranddaughter Erin Dolmage, and three great-grandchildren Niamh, Max and India. Larry will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews and other family and friends. Larry began his working career as a youngster picking fruit in the orchards surrounding Kelowna. He served in the Armed Forces towards the end of WWII, then returned to Kelowna where he married Carrol Hinton in 1947. Larry worked at Lipsett Motors in Kelowna, then at the Copper Mountain mine in Princeton, and then began his logging career with his father Cecil in Barriere. Logging remained Larry’s occupation for most of the rest of his working life, moving his family to work locations in Lumby, Arrow Park and Fauquier. Larry’s health became such that logging was no longer a viable option and in 1974 he sold his logging truck and moved to Kamloops to begin a career as a road salesman for the parts department of a local Ford dealership. When Larry retired golfing became his passion. In 2004 Larry lost his beloved wife Carrol, and due to a bad back he was also no longer able to play golf. Morning coffee at the mall with his buddies became an important part of Larry’s life. For the last few years of his life Larry was able to maintain his independence at home with the generous assistance of Veteran’s Affairs, and he lived in his own home until January 2020. Larry passed away on March 16, 2020. A celebration of life for Larry will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.myalternatives.ca

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Donna Carol Rose On March 2, 2020 with her husband, and mother by her side, Donna Carol Rose passed away, leaving all who knew her brokenhearted. Donna was born Sept. 25, 1950 in Vancouver where she spent her childhood and adolescence. Donna’s career was with the Credit Union – she worked her way up to Manager. Upon her retirement in 2005, she and Werner moved from Kamloops to Nanaimo. Once here, they promptly joined the Nanaimo Golf Club. Besides the beautiful crafting, sewing, & quilting that Donna enjoyed, she also was once a very avid hiker & golfer. Until her heart was debilitated by a virus, Donna & Werner hiked and golfed regularly. They gained many wonderful memories from the hours they spent golfing. With Donna’s health issues she no longer had the physical strength to golf much, but she enjoyed sitting on their deck, overlooking the 3rd hole at Nanaimo Golf Course, watching the golfers go by. Donna was predeceased by her precious daughter, Lynell Rose; her sister Dawn; and her father Edward Spencer. Donna is survived and missed by her husband, Werner Windbiel; her mother Lorette Wright; her daughter Tracy Rose; her step-children, Jodene Stober (Richard), Laython Windbiel (Lori), and Candice Windbiel; her grandchildren Owen, Scotty, Taylor, Emily, Ethan, and Wyatt; her niece Lynette Jacks (Ian), and great nephew Jamieson; nephew Rene Chave (Nancy), and niece Sylvie Williams (John). Family was everything to Donna – she enjoyed every moment they spent together. Nothing gave Donna more pleasure than getting ready for visits with her grandchildren. She and Werner were like children themselves planning the adventures they would have. There will be a Memorial for Donna at the Nanaimo Golf Club on April 25th, 2020, between 11:00 am & 2:00 pm.

Joyce Lovelle de Vooght (née Landauer) It is with great sadness that we announce Joyce Lovelle de Vooght (née Landauer), age 77, of Kamloops, BC, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 10, 2020, with her husband and youngest daughter by her side. Born July 28, 1942, in Portland, Oregon, she was the daughter of Leo Landauer and Irene Bonin. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Michael de Vooght; her three children Michelle Harrison (Carl), Stephen de Vooght and Madeleine de Vooght (Keith Capostinsky); six grandchildren Raymond Harrison (Heather), Keith Harrison (Natalia), Grant Harrison (Janel), Diane Fletcher (Roger), Victoria Nolette and Emma de Vooght, five-great-grandchildren Jase Harrison, Hadley Harrison, Kennedy Harrison, Lia Harrison and Brody Fletcher, two siblings Irene Landauer and Fred Bonin and many other loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. Joyce moved to Canada at age 4 and lived for most of her childhood in Maillardville, BC, now a part of Coquitlam. After their marriage, Mike and Joyce moved to Vavenby where they raised their three children. She was always first and foremost a mother, but also worked as a payroll clerk for the local mill, Clearwater Timber Products. Joyce loved music and dancing and would often play piano at the local community hall dances. After her children were grown, and she re-evaluated her own life, she decided to pursue a more holistic approach to life and left Vavenby for Massage Therapy School in Vancouver. After two years of study and a further third for experience, Joyce returned to Kamloops where she worked as an RMT until her retirement. After retirement, never wanting to sit still, Mike and Joyce learned to sail which they did every spare moment that was available. They included all of their family in their adventures by taking everyone sailing whenever they could. As they grew older, Mike and Joyce changed their focus to travel to see relatives and friends, culminating in a family wedding far away in Colombia. In the final years and months of her life, she was constantly surrounded by these very same family and friends as she passed peaceful and content. Mike and Joyce wish to have a memorial together, so there will be no service at this time. If you wish to remember Joyce, in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or your favourite charity.

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Michael Wood The family of Michael ‘Woody’ Wood are heartbroken to announce his sudden passing on Friday, March 13, 2020. Left to mourn are his parents Mona and Glen Wood, brother Todd and his partner Len, special friend Cathy Coates as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his sister Vonnie in 2016. Mike was born in Kamloops, April 14, 1961 and lived here most of his life. Mike had many friends especially those that shared his passion for restoring vehicles. He was an accomplished photographer who had an eye for capturing stunning shots, especially of nature. Mike was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He valued his family and his friends. Mike, you’ve left a huge hole in the lives of those that love you....rest well, you’ve earned it. A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Breakthrough by Nel de Keijzer Santa Barbara, California

The tears of grief Have washed away The clouds of sorrow, And vision now is clarified I miss you still, But see you new In light of joy And smile at your remembrance. The love we shared Still here to give And to experience The joy that comes from that, is you!

IF TOMORROW NEVERby Norma COMES Cornett Marek

OTHERS WHO HAVE And certainly there’s another chance If I knew it would be the last time GONE BEFORE To say our “Anything I can do?” That I’d see you fall asleep,

Others who have gone before I would tuck you in more tightly Hold up my trembling Buthand. just in case I might be wrong, And pray the Lord, your soul to keep. They comfort me in the blind despair And today is all I get, cannot understand. I’d like to say how much I love you If I knew it would be the lastItime They I hurt, And I hope we never forget. that I see you walk out the suffer door, with me when Weep I would give you a hug and kisswith me in my pain, me that we are not lostis... Tomorrow not promised to anyone, And call you back forRemind one more. Though I must now remain. Young or old alike, And today If I knew it would be the last time Those who’ve gone before me, may be the last chance get to hold your loved one tight. I’d hear your voice lifted up in Hear praise,me whenYou I cry. I would video tape eachSing action and word, softly with me soothing chords So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, so I could play them back day after day. Of unsung lullabies. Why not do it today? Mourn anniversaries never marked, For if tomorrow never comes, If I knew it would be the lastAtime, future I cannot keep. surely regret the day, I could spare an extra minute They gently kiss the painYou’ll away, To stop and say “I loveAnd you,”love my heart to sleep. That you didn’t Instead of assuming you would I do. gone TheKNOW ones who’ve before me take that extra time For a Hold me in my dreams. smile, a hug, or a kiss And you werebrow, too busy to grant someone, If I knew it would be the last time They gently stroke my furrowed I would be there to shareAnd your calm day, my silent Whatscreams. turned out to be their one last wish. Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more, They love me in my heartache, so I can let just this one slip away. So hold your loved ones close today, Wait quietly nearby., And whisper in their ear, Hold patiently, one to another For surely there’s always tomorrow Tell them Till I join them by and by. how much you love them To make up for an oversight, And that you’ll always hold them dear And we always get By a second chance Joanetta Hendel, Indianapolis, Indiana To make everything just right. Take time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.” There will always be another day And if tomorrow never comes, To say “I love you,” You’ll have no regrets about today.

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bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

7.99% / 84 mths

#U1859

35,998 $290/

#U1793

38,711

$

bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

7.99% / 84 mths

30,232 $244/

bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

2018 Mazda3 Sport GS #U1799

17,968

$

2009 Toyota Yaris Hatchback #M20054B

6,998

$

$84/bi-weekly 9.99% / 54 mths

#M18111A

29,998 $242/

$

7.99% / 84 mths

#U1840

25,688 $207/

bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

2019 Toyota C-HR LE #U1806

22,683 $183/

$145/bi-weekly $

2019 Subaru Impreza Sport

$312/bi-weekly $

#U1836

$

19,998 $162/

$226/bi-weekly $

2019 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD #U1857

20,998 $170/

#M20056A

2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE 2018 Audi S3 2.0T #U1813

#M19118A

$86/bi-weekly $

2017 Land Rover Evoque SE

$213/bi-weekly $ 7.99% / 84 mths

2015 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 2017 Ford Escape SE Ecoboost 2014 BMW 750i xDrive

$339/bi-weekly $

2018 Toyota Rav4 AWD LE #U1835

2012 Honda Civic LX

bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

2018 Toyota Tacoma Dbl Cab 4x4 #U1837

38,644 $312/

$

bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer SE Ltd. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG #U1845A

14,368

$

#M18150A

87,998

$116/bi-weekly $ 7.99% / 84 mths

$729/bi-weekly 7.99% / 84 mths

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