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Meet those behind the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism

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Provisional tax hike at 0.5 per cent JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

A POSITIVE TEST — NOW WHAT? MICHAEL POTESTIO

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ith the first known cases of COVID-19 being reported in a Kamloops school and long-term care home this week, Interior Health is explaining the steps taken when cases occur in these settings. A student or staff member at NorKam senior secondary and a care-aide at The Hamlets longterm care home and assisted-living facility in Westsyde each tested positive for COVID-19, with IH noting the school exposure occurred on Nov. 6. The care-aide has been off since Nov. 9. The health authority implemented additional infection control and preventive measures at The Hamlets, while at NorKam, close contacts of the infected per-

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son are being told to self-isolate. IH has been conducting contact tracing in both instances, which is where its protocols for addressing each type of institution begins. CONTACT TRACING Kamloops-based medical health officer Carol Fenton said laboratories will flag positive cases that arise in students or people who work at care homes and schools, leading to phone calls to the infected from public health. “We ask them a series of questions around when their symptoms started, what their symptoms were and, using that information, we determine the period [of time] they are infectious,” Fenton said. That period is defined as two days before to 10 days after symptoms began. Once that timeline is established, public health will determine every place that person has been and every individual he or she was

in contact with during those 12 days. “That’s the basic contact tracing process. That happens with all of our cases,” Fenton said. While there have been some delays in the process due to volume, test results and contact tracing investigations for health-care workers, students and school staff are given priority. When it comes to determining where a person contracted the virus, Fenton said due to the 14-day incubation period of COVID-19, it can be difficult to pinpoint. SCHOOLS If a student or staff member was at school during their infectious period, IH contacts the district, which can supply class layouts, timetables and class lists to determine who was possibly exposed. See TRACING, A11

An injection of provincial cash into city coffers will prevent significant service cuts in 2021, while taxpayers are facing a provisional tax rate increase of just less than a half a per cent, the lowest in recent memory. “I think this would be the lowest tax increase that we’ve experienced in over a decade,” Mayor Ken Christian said. “But we are facing some challenges that we have not seen in this decade, in fact, this century.” On Tuesday, city council participated in the first of many budget meetings, at which corporate services director Kathy Humphrey detailed $6.7 million the city is anticipating in COVID-19 Safe Restart funding to local governments. Humphrey told KTW the city found out about the provincial funding in early November. The city anticipated some sort of pandemic relief, but the amount and way in which it would be allotted was unknown, with Humphrey noting she anticipated grants on an application basis. Instead, the funding is a one-time cash injection distributed to municipalities based on a modified per capita basis, with the city’s understanding the money can be used as needed. Details are yet to come. Staff are proposing to use some of the funds to offset anticipated

revenue losses and added expenses in 2021 resulting from the pandemic and put the rest aside for yet unknown future needs. Christian said the funding is welcome and will act as a safety valve. “The impacts of COVID-19, we’re not done with them,” Christian said. “In fact, we may well be just seeing the beginning of what could be some significant impacts going into 2021, so I think leaving that cushion is a very prudent thing.” The city anticipates $2.8 million in lost revenues next year from recreation user fees, facility rentals, parking and more. In addition, it is facing $400,000 in added costs for increased maintenance to nature parks, safety equipment and facility and technology rental. The impact to property taxes from the total $3.2 million in lost revenues and added costs would be 2.7 per cent — which is about what the city’s annual tax increase has been in recent years. Prior to learning of the provincial money, the city had been mulling significant service cuts in 2021, including a reduction in hours at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, which is no longer being considered. “We were proposing service level reductions in all sorts of areas,” Humphrey told KTW, noting reduced hours in facilities, keeping arenas closed and reducing snow clearing. “Everything was on the table.” See COUNCIL, A6

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#YKASTRONG

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020 | Volume 33 No. 60

TODAY’S WEATHER Chance of showers High 6 C Low 0 C

REMEMBERING MR. SCIENCE

HELP KTW HELP OTHERS

Gordon Gore was founder of the Big Little Science Centre

Meet those behind the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism

PAGES A8, A16

PAGE A5

Provisional tax hike at 0.5 per cent JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

A POSITIVE TEST — NOW WHAT? MICHAEL POTESTIO

STAFF REPORTER

michael@kamloopsthisweek.com

W

ith the first known cases of COVID-19 being reported in a Kamloops school and long-term care home this week, Interior Health is explaining the steps taken when cases occur in these settings. A student or staff member at NorKam senior secondary and a care-aide at The Hamlets longterm care home and assisted-living facility in Westsyde each tested positive for COVID-19, with IH noting the school exposure occurred on Nov. 6. The care-aide has been off since Nov. 9. The health authority implemented additional infection control and preventive measures at The Hamlets, while at NorKam, close contacts of the infected per-

NEWS

son are being told to self-isolate. IH has been conducting contact tracing in both instances, which is where its protocols for addressing each type of institution begins. CONTACT TRACING Kamloops-based medical health officer Carol Fenton said laboratories will flag positive cases that arise in students or people who work at care homes and schools, leading to phone calls to the infected from public health. “We ask them a series of questions around when their symptoms started, what their symptoms were and, using that information, we determine the period [of time] they are infectious,” Fenton said. That period is defined as two days before to 10 days after symptoms began. Once that timeline is established, public health will determine every place that person has been and every individual he or she was

in contact with during those 12 days. “That’s the basic contact tracing process. That happens with all of our cases,” Fenton said. While there have been some delays in the process due to volume, test results and contact tracing investigations for health-care workers, students and school staff are given priority. When it comes to determining where a person contracted the virus, Fenton said due to the 14-day incubation period of COVID-19, it can be difficult to pinpoint. SCHOOLS If a student or staff member was at school during their infectious period, IH contacts the district, which can supply class layouts, timetables and class lists to determine who was possibly exposed. See TRACING, A11

An injection of provincial cash into city coffers will prevent significant service cuts in 2021, while taxpayers are facing a provisional tax rate increase of just less than a half a per cent, the lowest in recent memory. “I think this would be the lowest tax increase that we’ve experienced in over a decade,” Mayor Ken Christian said. “But we are facing some challenges that we have not seen in this decade, in fact, this century.” On Tuesday, city council participated in the first of many budget meetings, at which corporate services director Kathy Humphrey detailed $6.7 million the city is anticipating in COVID-19 Safe Restart funding to local governments. Humphrey told KTW the city found out about the provincial funding in early November. The city anticipated some sort of pandemic relief, but the amount and way in which it would be allotted was unknown, with Humphrey noting she anticipated grants on an application basis. Instead, the funding is a one-time cash injection distributed to municipalities based on a modified per capita basis, with the city’s understanding the money can be used as needed. Details are yet to come. Staff are proposing to use some of the funds to offset anticipated

revenue losses and added expenses in 2021 resulting from the pandemic and put the rest aside for yet unknown future needs. Christian said the funding is welcome and will act as a safety valve. “The impacts of COVID-19, we’re not done with them,” Christian said. “In fact, we may well be just seeing the beginning of what could be some significant impacts going into 2021, so I think leaving that cushion is a very prudent thing.” The city anticipates $2.8 million in lost revenues next year from recreation user fees, facility rentals, parking and more. In addition, it is facing $400,000 in added costs for increased maintenance to nature parks, safety equipment and facility and technology rental. The impact to property taxes from the total $3.2 million in lost revenues and added costs would be 2.7 per cent — which is about what the city’s annual tax increase has been in recent years. Prior to learning of the provincial money, the city had been mulling significant service cuts in 2021, including a reduction in hours at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, which is no longer being considered. “We were proposing service level reductions in all sorts of areas,” Humphrey told KTW, noting reduced hours in facilities, keeping arenas closed and reducing snow clearing. “Everything was on the table.” See COUNCIL, A6

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Council Calendar November 23, 2020 2:00 pm - Development and Sustainability Committee Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

2021 BUDGET CONSULTATIONS The financial sustainability of municipal services has been strained in 2020 as we have all undergone extraordinary challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the City is putting forward a 2021 budget that reduces the taxation requirement in light of COVID-related revenue shortfalls and increased operating costs.

November 24, 2020 10:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

To learn about budget timelines and processes, weigh in on possible service reductions, and ask the City's finance managers questions, visit:

November 30, 2020 2:00 pm - Community Relations Committee Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street December 1, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing (cancelled) Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street December 8, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

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FALL CITY NEWSLETTER Watch for the Fall 2020 City Newsletter in utility bills (and e-bills) next week! In this edition, learn about the City’s new Renovate Smart Kamloops program, contribute to the conversation on Zoning Bylaw reviews and Community Climate Action planning, meet our new and improved City Map, and discover what the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery and Renewal has been up to throughout the pandemic.

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Notice to Motorists Please use caution when driving in the vicinity and obey all traffic control personnel, signs, and devices in the following area: • Tranquille Road Southill Street to Nicolani Drive • Dallas Drive Peerless Way to Andover Crescent • Yew Street Tranquille Road to MacKenzie Avenue To stay up to date on road work projects, visit: Kamloops.ca/Kammute

Snow and Ice Control on Municipal Properties On first-priority public properties that are maintained by City crews, snow and ice control is performed between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm whenever snow accumulation exceeds 2.5 cm (1”) or when ice conditions are observed or reported on walkways, entranceways, stairs, and fire exits. Municipal parking lots are cleared when snow accumulation exceeds 7.6 cm (3”). For more information, visit: Kamloops.ca/Snow

RENOVATE SMART KAMLOOPS Are you planning a home renovation? Renovate Smart Kamloops is a program designed to help homeowners get the most out of their home renovations. Learn how to increase your home’s energy performance and about the incentives that may be available to you. Receive tailored suggestions through a one-on-one consultation or sign up for a home energy performance or carbon accounting workshop.

HOME ENERGY CONSULTATION Kamloops homeowners planning to renovate their homes are eligible for a free, one-on-one consultation with the City’s Community Energy Specialist.

HOME ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND CARBON ACCOUNTING WORKSHOPS These free virtual workshops will outline how you can improve your home's energy performance, reduce household energy costs, increase comfort, and reduce carbon emissions.

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DESIGN CHARRETTE As part of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan update, the project team is inviting the public to participate in an upcoming design charrette. Key outcomes include ideas and design concepts for the Tranquille Market Corridor and North Shore Town Centre as well as actions that could be taken to further revitalize these areas. Please RSVP in advance; attendance at each event is limited to 25 participants.

OPEN HOUSE: EMERGING IDEAS Wednesday, November 18 3:30–5:30 pm OR 7:00–9:00 pm Event will include a presentation and opportunities to share feedback on preliminary sketches and emerging ideas.

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The Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism strives to provide educational, therapeutic, life skills and family support services for those with autism spectrum disorder. This year, the centre will be assisted in that work by donations to the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund, as the centre is one of five charities selected to be part of the fund this season. “We’re ecstatic to have this opportunity, particularly with COVID and the uncertainty around the ability to fundraise and projects that we’ve done in the past that we can’t really do,” said Wanda Eddy, executive director of the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism. Though the centre applied to be a part of the Cheer Fund before the pandemic began, Eddy said there is now extra value to being included because of the struggles experienced had this year with attempts at traditional fundraising. Though some of the parent-driven endeavours — such as coffee and

meat sales — were successful despite COVID-19, many others had to be shelved for this year, including the annual golf tournament, walk and barbecue. “Most agencies have faithful people that support them,” Eddy said. “We’re a relatively small organization. Although we’ve made big impacts, we’re not like some agencies where some people know us and benefit from us each year. “This allows us to reach out to people that wouldn’t typically know to support our agency.” For school-based programs, children attend the centre in place of going to a typical school, or they attend the centre part-time during the week, with the remainder of their time being spent in their home school. The centre also has an extended autism program for children ages six to 18 who meet the criteria for funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development through the autism funding program. The summer program is a recreational-based curriculum developed for children with autism that includes

activities like swimming, hiking, day trips, crafts and cooking. The centre also offers an adult program that address the needs of people with autism spectrum disorder who are 19 years of age and older and who clients of Community Living British Columbia. Eddy said the team at the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism is “incredibly grateful” for all the support received from the community in the years since it opened in 1989. “We really have survived because of the people in Kamloops,” she said. The centre was named after Chris Rose, an educator for 50 years whose greatest focus has been to support those with special needs. Rose founded the Chris Rose Foundation, which has continued to be instrumental in raising funds for the centre. Autism affects about one in every 68 children. Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. For more information on the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism, go online to chrisrosecentre.org.

Charities being supported this year: Y Women’s Emergency Shelter, Kamloops Brain Injury Association, Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism, Kamloops Therapeutic Association and New Beginnings Stroke Recovery. To donate, go online to kamloops thisweek. com/cheer. Donations are accepted online thanks to the generous partnership of the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo, which will also administer tax receipts to all donors.

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If council chooses to move ahead with that offset, the city could still set aside $3.5 million in pandemic aid for the future, which is recommended by staff. Humphrey told KTW the city does not know what kinds of provincial health orders may come into effect or what additional impacts of the pandemic may yet be experienced.. It is unclear whether the province would claw back money should the funding not be used and a vaccine became widely accessible, following recent news that two vaccines have shows promising results. Humphrey added that the city already stomached pandemic costs in 2020. Meanwhile, independent of the pandemic, the city still faces ordinary budget additions worth $4.9 million, including annual wage increases set out in contracts ($1.9 million in 2021), technological upgrades ($870,000), asset-management funding and increased policing costs. The city is also facing $252,000 in costs to secure public washrooms and spaces next

year and $200,000 to upgrade rail crossings at Third Avenue and Singh Street, as a result of the rail expansion in Kamloops. During Tuesday’s discussion, there was also talk of possibly using some of the money to fund a patio-expansion program. The city is looking to fund some of the expenses from reserves. Some of it is offset by administrative budget reductions, such as events, training and travel not occurring during the pandemic. At the end of the day, the city is looking at a provisional tax hike of just shy of a half per cent. Council in the summer had asked staff to keep next year’s tax rate as close to zero per cent as possible, given the financial strain on residents during the pandemic. Therefore, staff also provided a series of additional cuts to be deliberated by council at a future date. These include reducing service at the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre or closing it entirely for 2021, which would save the city between $200,000 to $600,000, depending on the scenario, but which has been

contested by residents in that area. The fate of the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre has been a lightning rod for controversy over the years. On Tuesday, Coun. Arjun Singh stressed the importance of providing residents with a sense of normalcy during trying times, telling council he is not in favour of cutting recreational services during the pandemic. Other cuts (and savings to be realized) proposed include reducing and increasing the temperature in civic facilities during winter and summer by one degree Celsius ($200,000), reduction in use of Memorial Arena ($220,000) and eliminating city street light inspections ($20,000). Supplemental budget items deferred from 2020 will go to council in 2021 and a list of new items may also be on the agenda at a future budget meeting. Council meets again next week to talk about the budget. If the public wants to weigh in, they will need to do so online on the city’s Let’s Talk page. The final tax rates will be set in the spring of 2021.

BIG NEWS for BIG Bear Child & Youth Advocacy Centre! Learn more during our November 23-27 Awareness & Fundraising Week In partnership with Kamloops RCMP, Ministry for Children & Family Development, Secwépemc Child & Family Services, Interior Health, City of Kamloops, Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services and Thompson Rivers University (Canada Research Chair in Culture and Communities: Children and the Law), Big Bear Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) announced that we launched Phase 1 in March/20 - this brought the team together to collaborate on investigations of child abuse and we have been going strong ever since! Now we are proud to announce that we are in Phase 2; working on a 2-3 year plan to build a Big Bear Centre of Excellence in Kamloops so the team can work together more effectively under one roof. There is an urgent need for a temporary location in the meantime. We are very excited that Big Bear has secured a temporary central location to offer children and youth services in a timely manner and we anticipate a move in date early in the New Year. This means that children, youth and their families will be able to go to the one child-friendly and culturally safe location that will make support the top priority. BIG BEAR AWARENESS/FUNDRAISING WEEK aims to spread awareness about this wonderful development and gain funding that will help towards renovations and operations in Big Bear’s new space! This year we have both Nourishing Gourmet and Columbo Lodge involved

where proceeds go to Big Bear CYAC! Nourishing Gourmet is doing “TAKE & BAKE” dinners where you can order between Nov 23-25 and pick up on the 27th. Columbo Lodge is doing Pasta & Meatball take out dinners on Nov 25th and members from the Kamloops Firefighters Union will bring them to your car when you go to pick them up! On Nov 27th, the City of Kamloops and Kamloops Firefighter Union will be helping us again to light up St. Andrew’s on the Square with hundreds of white lights and a bright star will go on top of the large tree. These lights are for our children and youth and demonstrate a community working together. Unfortunately, due to our current pandemic situation, this will not be a gathering event, but these BRIGHT LIGHTS FOR OUR CHILDREN & YOUTH will shine for the entire winter season. Please join us in creating awareness about Big Bear CYAC. Support us through your orders with Nourishing Gourmet and/or Columbo Lodge and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and our website at www.bigbearcyac.ca for more information on how to order the take out dinners and to learn more about making further donations. If other food services or businesses are interested in supporting this fundraising campaign in the future, please email info@bigbearcyac.ca.

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wonder if Oscar, Oprah, Ozzie and Olga will notice that the man in the wheelchair with the camera is no longer visiting. I wonder if those magnificent ospreys who return every spring to rebuild their nests at The Dunes at Westsyde Golf Course will feel something is missing. I know I will. I know I do. Gordon Gore died on Remembrance Day. The 82-yearold was a legend in Kamloops, having founded the Big Little Science Centre and taught countless kids that science can be magical, not mere drudgery. In his retirement, as he lived at The Hamlets in Westsyde, Gore amped up his photography skills, sending me numerous shots — mostly of wildlife, but also of other subjects — all impressive and some jaw-dropping magnificent. He also sent me photos he took in 1986 of the Royal visit to Kamloops by Charles and Diana. And, he could also be a photojournalist, sending me a photo of a broken window at the government liquor store across from The Hamlets, the result of a burglary. “Unofficially, at least one person was caught, but I’ll leave the details to the police or the manager of the store,” my reporter on the scene imparted before adding, “That is one expensive window they broke!” I only met Gore in person a time or two more than a decade ago, when my kids were still kids and we would often visit the science centre. He would not have remembered those meetings, but I do — clearly. When he approached my son to show him the finer points of a science experiment, Gore was the giddy one. In recent years, we connected by email, mostly Gore sending me those fantastic photos and me asking a question or two about how they were taken and how he was doing.

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MUSINGS Occasionally, Gore would fire off an email in response to something I had written in my regular column. After I had penned a column decrying the semester system and calling for year-round school because we no longer needed the lads and lasses to bring in the harvest, Gore was quick to email me and concur. He said he had long called for similar changes while teaching but could never get through to the powers-that-be. He was also an amateur editorial cartoonist who shared my loathing of U.S. President Donald Trump, as can be seen in his sketch above. When the pandemic arrived, among those hardest hit were and are residents in long-term care homes and assisted-living facilities — people like Gore. The decision by health and government officials to shield seniors from the novel coronavirus was to separate them from their families and not allow visitors. Only recently were those rules relaxed, but not by much. While the reason for the lockdown was understandable from a health perspective, there have been many stories testifying to the lockdown’s severe impact on the mental and emotional health of those mother and fathers, grandmothers

and grandfathers denied the luxury of touching a loved one. The novel coronavirus is dangerous, especially to the elderly and people not in great health. But isolation is also dangerous, which is something Gore knew personally. On June 20, about three months into the pandemic/lockdown, Gore emailed me a letter he wanted to send to the health authorities, pleading with them to ease the restrictions so he could at least power up his wheelchair and visit his osprey friends. “All I want to do is go for a ride in the fresh air with my camera and share photos of what the real world outside this building is like with other residents who are unable to experience what I can see with my camera,” Gore said in his letter. “I appreciate your efforts to save me from the virus, but loneliness, lack of purpose and boredom kill, too. Please let us have a life.” I was happy to hear that, later in the summer, Gore was indeed able to roll out of the doors at The Hamlets and to The Dunes and points in between, documenting life in Westsyde. But, as he noted, it still wasn’t the same. Gordon Gore was not a young man when he died — he and my dad were born in the same year, 1937, with Gore surviving eight years longer — and death is, of course, natural. I just hope getting out with his beloved camera in the past couple of months helped somewhat with the loneliness and boredom the pandemic wrought. I am certain his birds will fly a little freer today, in honour of the man who detested being caged. Page A16 has a story on Gore and a selection of his photos. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Twitter: ChrisJFoulds


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THANK TO ALL FROM THE LEGION Editor: Remembrance Day 2020, like no other, took place successfully at the Battle Street Cenotaph thanks to many organizations and individuals working together. The focus this year was to hold a restricted ceremony, organized “By Veterans, For Veterans” and, on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52, we are grateful for the assistance provided by the City of Kamloops, Lee’s Music, the ANAVETS, the Rocky Mountain Rangers, the RCMP, CFJC-TV and other media outlets. Through the help of the media, we were able to spread the news and our request to the community to stay home and watch the ceremony online. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone in the Kamloops area for respecting our request to keep the ceremony primarily for veterans. As well, the Poppy Campaign was held under unusual circumstances. Poppy tables were located around the city and, for the most part, the campaign proceeded in its normal fashion. Again, the Kamloops community has shown its overwhelming support for veterans through generosity and spirit. Thank you to everyone who gave their support to veterans through contributions to the Poppy Campaign, whether it was purchasing a wreath, sending in a donation or dropping change into a poppy box. Every donation is meaningful. Finally, to the numerous Legion members who donated many hours of their time, sitting at poppy tables or working at the Poppy Office, we thank you. No campaign like this would succeed without many dedicated volunteers. Thank you, Kamloops. Daniel Martin president Kamloops Legion

MASK MANDATE NEEDED IN B.C. Editor: Actually, this is a letter to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. Of course, the likelihood of her reading it in Kamloops This Week is nil — exactly the same as if it were sent to her at via the Ministry of Health. But what the heck. I must admit to a lot of frustration with what I feel is a mild, hand-wringing, milquetoasty, admonishing, namby-pamby, reactive rather than proactive approach by her on her daily briefings dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in B.C. The Ministry of Health, through her, obviously wants the populace to listen up and to act according to her “recommendations” and, lately, her “expectations.” As most of us know, her exhortations have the same motivating effect as that of our parents asking us to tidy our rooms or take out the garbage when we were teen-

agers — weak to zilch compliance at best. I’ve encountered this apathetic response over and over again in restaurants and retail outlets when I ask management why they and their staff are bare-faced. The answer is consistent: “We’re following B.C. health guidelines.” How pathetic is that? I am aware Henry and her staff believe that other behavioural actions, such as distancing and avoiding groups, may be more effective than masking, but there is a ton of research and expert opinion that masks are an excellent first-line defence against COVID-19. And wearing one is such an easy thing to do to protect your fellow being from sickness or death. So, here’s my suggestion — no more tepid advice because it obviously hasn’t

KEEP WESTSYDE POOL/FITNESS CENTRE OPEN Editor: My wife and I recently moved to Westsyde from Batchelor Heights. One of the major perks we were looking forward to was the availability of the Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre. This past summer and into the fall, the Fitness Centre was closed largely because of pandemic-related restrictions. When it reopened and I went to use the facility, I was astonished to learn it was going to close again in the new year.

There was an article in KTW that indicated a major reason for the coming pandemic-related temporary closure of the facility was due to lack of users. How are people expected to use the facility if they are not aware it is open? There appeared to have been no real organized program advertising the reopening to the community. The city appears to want the centre to fade away quietly. The decision to close the facility has been made following recent spending of considerable

funds to upgrade the roof. This appears to be another instance of poor planning and administration by the city. To my knowledge, there is no other fitness facility in Westsyde, which has always been a tight, highly active community with its own identity. The pool and fitness centre have been a significant contributor to that identity. It would be a poor decision to close such an identifying feature for residents of this part of the city. The North Shore Y recently

TALK BACK Q&A: kamloopsthisweek.com We asked: When you venture from home and enter businesses, how often do you wear a mask?

worked in B.C. to this point. I think Henry should engage in some tough love, as in saying: “Masks are mandated — now! Masks save lives of people you don’t know, but also perhaps of family members. Stop being macho or selfish or entitled or claiming that your rights are being trampled. Operating room staff wear masks all day without complaining.” The writing is on the wall, folks. What we’ve done so far has been too, little too late. Whatever other measures are enacted, perhaps universal mask use would mitigate or prevent the health and economic cataclysm that is on the horizon. It’s just a little thing. We can do it. What have we got to lose? Larry Webster retired family doctor Kamloops

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moved its fitness programs and equipment to its downtown location. This has effectively left the entire North Shore with only commercial fitness facilities. We are expected to travel all the way to the Canada Games Aquatic Centre to complete a workout at an economical price. This is just not feasible for many of us in this part of our community. The city should get behind this complex and administrate it properly. Terry Olson, Kamloops

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Compared to other health care settings, dentists have been at the forefront of infection control measures for decades. We have made heroic efforts to monitor and research the safest way to treat patients during and after the first COVID shutdown. You must realize that we work in the mouth—where COVID is constantly breathed in and out. We are MOST at risk, so the the patient must realize we will do EVERYTHING IN our POWER to keep you, the public and our staff and ourselves safe. We are used to adapting and modifying our work space constantly because of the risks we take on. In the 1980s AIDS epidemic, we started to mask and glove. Before that we did things with bare hands! Handwashing and equipment sterilization happened before that. Most recent research, as of yesterday, proves that masks protect the wearer and others and this has been old news to us dentists. We always mask! The one difference is that the COVID 19 virus, much like SARS I, is a smaller virus and thus being only 30nm, it is extremely light and can travel further and on aerosol droplets. This is why masks must be moisture repellent or thicker fabric to prevent inhalation. There has not been a single case noted from a dental office transmission because dentists are on top of it and have implemented all safety measures before we were mandated to. Things such as gowning, draping, masking (N95s) or shields, air filtrations systems, hepa filters are all the things you see after you are having treatment. All the safety precautions to filter and screen things before you come in, is additional: outdoor reception rooms, office partitions, temperature checks, preappointment mouthwash etc. This has taken weeks of planning and preparation prior to our offices opening in June. The result? No viral spread, all staff and patients continue to be safe. There was that fear at the beginning, but we’ve really been able to mitigate peoples stresses! Once our office reopened, we had so many emergencies that were not being dealt with; pain and infections that also needed attention. The lack of regular dental cleanings also led to emergencies. And now, 6 months later, I am seeing so many stressed out patients, resulting in clenching and grinding and unfortunately, cracked teeth and emergency treatment needed on another level. Be patient with your health care provider. We mask 24/7 and have triple the work to do prior and after seeing to your oral health needs! Dental health and preventative care is very important. If you delay preventative measures, you might end up in pain and in emergency. We don’t want that to happen.

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A coroner’s investigation has determined a young Kamloops entrepreneur who died tragically by drowning in a swimming pool last summer would submerge himself to practise “meditative breathing” — and a medical expert is warning of dangers associated with the activity. The coroner’s report was released following the death of Gary BridalFisher, a 32-year-old Kamloops man and owner of Kamloops Heating and Air Conditioning. Bridal-Fisher died on Aug. 20, 2019 ,and the BC Coroner’s Service investigated. According to the coroner’s report, Bridal-Fisher used a one-metre high, above-ground pool at his home to aid with a previous back injury and submerged himself to practise a meditative breathing technique, which involves hyperventilating prior to holding one’s breath underwater. It is done to elicit a euphoric reaction or high. When practising the breathing technique, Bridal-Fisher would set an audible timer, so he knew when to resurface and take a breath, the coroner’s report states. “On the afternoon of Aug. 20, 2019, Mr. Bridal-Fisher returned home from work and told his spouse he would be in the pool,” the report said. “He was seen by his spouse with his head above the water performing his breathing exercises. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes later, she heard the audible timer ringing for a longer than

expected time.” Bridal-Fisher was found unconscious and the coroner determined he died accidentally of drowning. Kamloops This Week has heard anecdotally of others practising a similar breathing technique in the city. KTW spoke to a medical expert, who explained why the practice is dangerous. UBC professor Ian Pike had not reviewed Bridal-Fisher’s coroner’s report, but is familiar with the underwater breathing technique and what is called “shallow water blackout,” which can result. Pike said the practise of hyperventilation before submerging in water is problematic and dangerous. The reason people feel the urge to breathe is due to a build-up of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream. The brain is triggered to inhale and blow off the carbon dioxide. Hyperventilation, which involves more frequent breaths, releases more carbon dioxide. Pike said the act artificially lowers the level of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, therefore changing signals to the brain. “Essentially, what you’re doing is, you have lower levels of carbon dioxide and, therefore, the response to take a breath is not triggered,” Pike said. “So now you don’t have the normal trigger to breathe in.” That change in chemistry also causes a state of euphoria and fainting. It is extremely dangerous when done underwater. If one faints underwater, Pike explained, the brain is eventually sent

a signal to inhale and the lungs fill with water. “Once you fill your lungs with water, you have an extremely difficult time — even if you are recognized and rescued very quickly and if CPR and AR is applied very quickly — the fact that you have water inside your lungs changes the whole physiology of your lungs. … You go into extreme distress,” Pike said. Cardiac arrest occurs as a result of water thinning the blood and causing a heart attack. Hyperventilation, or tricking of the brain not to breathe, is used by others to hold their breath for long durations. Pike said military personnel experience an influx of deaths related to shallow water blackouts, due to training to swim underwater for long periods of time. People of cultures in other parts of the world, such as Southeast Asia, can dive and spend several minutes underwater, Pike noted. However, he said, they aren’t hyperventilating nor seeking a euphoric state, but have trained for years to hold their breath. Pike said the message about hyperventilating and entering water, whatever the reason, is that it is dangerous and can be fatal. Pike said neither fitness nor health factor into the risk level. According to a BC Coroners Service report on accidental drowning deaths from 2008 to 2016, more than one in three accidental drownings in B.C. occurred in the Interior Health region. Eighty per cent of the drownings involved males, with 19-to-29-year-olds the demographic most represented.

Correction A story published in the Nov. 11 edition of Kamloops This Week (‘Who should fund Noble Creek water system upgrade?’) looked at various water systems and incorrectly stated that the Blackwell family owns the Campbell Creek Water Users Community Association.

In fact, the Campbell Creek Water Users Community, which consists of more than 120 water licensees of various property sizes, owns the irrigation water infrastructure. Blackwell Dairy Farm owner Ted Blackwell is chairman of the system.

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Once those close contacts are identified, public health informs those individuals to self-isolate for 14 days because they could be incubating the virus. According to Interior Health, COVID-19 is more likely to be transmitted in close settings, where people are together for at least 15 minutes and layers of protection, such as masks and physical distancing, are not in place. “Everyone else is at lower risk because they are not a close contact. They are asked to self-monitor for symptoms, as we all should be,” Fenton said. Some of the most common COVID-19 symptoms are fever, difficulty breathing, chest pain, dry cough and fatigue. School exposures are listed publicly online, with the date and type of notification: outbreak, cluster or exposure. Fenton said an exposure means an infected person was in a school, so there is potential for transmission, while a cluster means more than one case grouped together in space or time has been found. An outbreak is declared when there is uncontrolled transmission occurring — multiple cases that are connected, but it’s not clear how the virus is passing between them. An outbreak triggers the need for added measures, including daily outbreak control meetings between IH and a school and enhanced cleaning practices to

stop the spread, Fenton said. No school outbreaks have been declared to date in IH. “Even in an outbreak, we would try to choose strategies that would minimize the need to close a school,” Fenton said, noting a grade or cohort may be asked to isolate, rather than have the entire school closed. She said no outbreak has been declared at NorKam to this point because there is no evidence of transmission occurring there. CARE HOMES While it would take a lot to trigger an outbreak in schools or businesses, it takes just one case do so in a care home. Fenton said this is the provincial standard for care homes and the reason for the different approach is to protect the long-term care population, which is the most vulnerable to severe cases of COVID-19. Added measures implemented for a care home outbreak involve additional deep cleaning of the site, twice-daily symptom monitoring and regular outbreak-control meetings. Social activities are temporarily suspended, as are visitations, which are already fairly restrictive. Non-essential medical appointments are cancelled or delayed and staff are also limited to specific units. “If there’s an outbreak unit, all the staff who work on the outbreak unit don’t go and work elsewhere in the facility,” Fenton said. The Hamlets COVID-19 outbreak is in units C1 and C2.

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Interior Health has now declared a COVID19 outbreak in units C1 and C2 at The Hamlets at Westsyde long-term care home after a careaide tested positive for the disease. Interior Health said only the one staff member has thus far tested positive for COVID-19, noting no residents are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive. The health authority said additional infection control and preventive measures have been implemented, with outbreak protocols in the affected units including a temporary pause in visits. Interior Health is contacting anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 to ensure they are also

taking appropriate precautions — such as self-isolation or monitoring — as required. Other steps Interior Health continues to take include: • Ensuring longterm care staff are only working at one care home, as per the provincial single site order. • Monitoring all residents for respiratory symptoms and conducting COVID-19 testing on anyone with COVID-19 symptoms. • Enhanced cleaning protocols and COVID19 visitor policies. To date, no longterm care residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at any homes in Interior Health The Hamlets at Westsyde is privately owned and operated with 109 publicly funded long-term care beds.

First case in city school Kamloops has recorded what is believed to be its first confirmed COVID-19 case in a school. NorKam senior secondary principal Jonathan Brady has sent a letter to families of students at the school, notifying them that “a member of the NorKam school community” has tested positive for the disease. The letter is dated Nov. 14. The letter did not state whether the person with COVID-19 is a student or staff member, but noted Interior Health has undertaken contact tracing to determine if anybody at the school was in contact with the confirmed case. Those deemed to have been close contacts will be contacted by the health authority and told to follow self-isolation orders. “If you are not contacted by Interior Health,” the letter states, “it has been determined that your child is not at risk of developing COVID-19.”

Trio of workers tests positive A third employee at Kamloops Home Hardware has tested positive for COVID-19 and the business has updated its Facebook page with new information. The third employee to test positive was last in the Halston Connector store on Friday, Nov. 6, working in the paint department from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two other employees earlier tested positive. One employee last worked on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as a cashier. The other employee last worked on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the contractor sales department. All three employees are self-isolating. Co-workers who may have been in close contact with the trio who tested positive are also self-isolating and getting tested, per Interior Health guidelines. The store remains open after enhanced cleaning.

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The following pages are excerpts from the November 2020 edition of The Big Edition focusing on the opioid crisis. You can see the full edition distributed in the Nov. 25 issue of Kamloops This Week.

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Compassion is a safer supply of drugs LESLIE McBAIN

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ow do we stop the epidemic of toxic drug deaths in B.C. and in Canada? There are a lot of suggestions in the milieu, and many of them are not compassionate, nor are they evidencebased. People who use drugs are

actual human beings with lives and loved ones and hopes. They also have a health issue called substance use disorder (SUD). It seems that all progressive medical professionals, and even legislators, agree that SUD, also known as addiction, is a health issue and not an issue that is moral in nature. If addiction to drugs of any kind is a health issue, and we firmly agree that it is, then why are people not given the medicine and care they need? With

any other disease or health problem in this province, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, patients receive the best drugs and a continuum of care for life. People who struggle with addiction are very distant from that level of care. The majority of people who are addicted must access their medicine on the very toxic and dangerous black market. And they are dying in record numbers. If our health care system was

able to see its way to treating people with SUD with pharmaceutical-grade, low-barrier, legal substances, deaths would drop, people could stabilize and perhaps choose treatment. Petty crime would drop, the thriving gangland black market would largely dry up, the criminal justice system would be unburdened of drug-related crimes and the emergency medical system would regain capacity and dollars. It is said that for every one

dollar governments spend on harm reduction, which includes a safe supply, 12 taxpayer dollars are saved. We know that a safer supply of drugs for people who have SUD is the humane, realistic and pragmatic way to go. It is simple to say and complex to implement, but it can, and will, save lives. What could be more important? Leslie McBain is a co-founder of the group Moms Stop the Harm.

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Gordon Gore joked with friends and families in the last weeks of his life that he wanted to see two things before he died — U.S. President Donald Trump defeated in the election south of the border last week and Rory McIlroy in a green jacket, crowned Masters champion this weekend. He got one of them. The longtime educator and author, perhaps known best as founder of the Big Little Science Centre, died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, six days short of his 83rd birthday. Gore taught science at high schools in the Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley and Kamloops before retiring in 1990 to train educators at what was then the University College of the Cariboo. “He’s obviously an amazing person — a genius,” daughter Susanne Gore-Flukinger told KTW. “He just poured his life into what he was passionate about, which was science, photography and inspiring people to learn. He wasn’t just a teacher because it was his job — it was who he was inside.” Born in Toronto, Gore grew up in Quebec and studied at McGill before heading west to Vancouver to further his education at the University of B.C. While teaching, Gore would visit other schools to help science teachers improve their methods and engage students. Now president of the Big Little Science Centre, Jim Hebden first met Gore during one of those sessions. He was teaching at Kam High at the time and Gore came to put on a handson demonstration. “It was because of his influence that I started infusing more and more demos into my chem lessons,” Hebden said. “In many ways, Gordie truly was larger than life and was unwavering in his determination to create a place that was hands-on to its core.” Gord Stewart had a front-row seat for Gore’s enthusiasm when it came to science. Stewart, executive director of the Big Little Science Centre, said it started with his job interview in 2005 — the first time he met Gore. He said part of the interview included Gore engaging with a class of students. “It became very clear,” Stewart said. “He was a driven guy and I could see that right away. He had an ability to show people science is a thing you do, not a thing you read about.” Though Gore stepped back from his role at the centre about five years ago, Stewart said he remained involved in the facility’s business until the very end. “He was still involved last week,” Stewart said. “I talked to him on Friday and we were talking about the centre.” Gore’s lifelong drive to help people embrace

science will be recognized at the Big Little Science Centre, Stewart said, which will soon rename its main feature the Gordon R. Gore Exploration Room. “We actually had that in the works already to name the exploration room after him,” Stewart said. “It was going to be ready in a couple of weeks. But I got to tell him about it.” Stewart said Gore was also able to get a first-hand look at the Big Little Science Centre’s new downtown digs in the former Value Village building, which has slowly opened in recent weeks to limited capacities. “He got to come in about two or three weeks ago and see the completed building,” Stewart said. “He saw the whole thing. He liked it. He was happy. He could see where we were going and he liked it.” Gore-Flukinger said her father was lonely in the final months of his life, given precautions in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that limited social interactions for long-term care home residents. Gore lived at The Hamlets in Westsyde. But he was able to visit many of those closest to him in the last weeks of his life. “When he couldn’t go anywhere, his purpose was taken away from him — which at that time was getting out and photographing the osprey at The Dunes,” she said. “I asked him whether he thought COVID had hastened things and he said he didn’t know. But he certainly lost so much weight. It did make some of his last months so lonely, but did it speed up the course of it? I don’t know.” Gore-Flukinger said her dad’s trademark sense of humour was fully intact right up to the end. “Even when it was hard for him to breathe and he had trouble talking, he was still making jokes and puns,” she said. If not for COVID-19, thousands of people would be gathering somewhere at some point in the coming days or weeks to remember Gore and his contributions to the community. Gore-Flukinger said she knows that memorial will happen, but that it’s a matter of time. “It really is too bad,” she said. “We’ve had hundreds of messages from people about how he’s impacted their lives and inspired their love of science. But they will do it at some point — they will have that celebration and we will all join in and enjoy his favourite science displays.”

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It seems this falcon was busy attacking an immature ring-billed gull in August 2019 at The Dunes at Westsyde Golf Course when the commotion attracted Oprah the opsrey. With the osprey nest a mere 100 yards away, and with that nest harbouring baby Ozzie, Oprah likely felt threatened and decided to dive bomb the falcon/gull fight and clear the area of any other birds. Gordon Gore sent this photo to KTW with a comment: “I’ll never get another shot like this.”

Gordon Gore shot this photo of a super moon rising above Strawberry Hill on March 9, 2020. “I hope I am not boring you with these photos, but I got a better one of Oscar and the family today.” So wrote Gordon Gore to KTW when emailing this photo of his beloved ospreys at The Dunes at Westsyde Golf Course about to enjoy a seafood dinner.


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KTW’s Hastings again a Webster Award finalist KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops This Week reporter Marty Hastings has been named a finalist in this year’s Jack Webster Awards. This is the second time Hastings has been named a finalist in the prestigious journalism competition. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting for his story, Wedding night turns tragic; Adkin dies of OD, which chronicled the tragic night that a Kamloops man died of an overdose at a wedding celebration. Hastings is again a finalist for the Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting and again for a story that chronicled a family’s grief at losing a son to an overdose — Dalkes lose son, brother to fentanyl — ‘This

part of me is missing’ The story told of the death of 25-yearold Brady Dalke through the words of his parents, Brad and Debbie. The other finalists in the Community Reporting category are Sarah Penton and Josh Pagé of CBC Radio Kelowna for Recovery: Stories from the Ashes and the IndigiNews Okanagan team of Kelsie Kilawna, Chehala Leonard, Athena Bonneau and Lindsay Sample for Sharing Indigenous News and Perspectives in the Okanagan. Kamloops This Week has had three previous Jack Webster Award winners. Jessica Klymchuk won in the Community Reporting category in 2016 for her feature series, Transcendent: When Darrin became Deanna. Tim Petruk won in

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A Kamloops man who confronted and violently beat a teenager with a baseball bat in 2016 has been denied parole. Kristopher Teichrieb is serving a seven-year sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty two years ago to one count of aggravated assault stemming from a brutal baseball bat attack that landed Jessie Simpson with life-altering permanent brain injuries. Teichrieb had been charged with attempted murder, but struck a plea deal with prosecutors. Simpson was 18 on June 19, 2016, when he became separated from a group of friends while out celebrating the end of the school year. He wandered onto Teichrieb’s property near the corner of Holt Street and Clifford Avenue in the early-morning hours before being attacked. Court heard Teichrieb’s Brocklehurst neighbours called 911 to report the attack, the bulk of which took place in the middle of

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the street after Simpson attempted to flee. Neighbours told police they could hear Simpson crying and saw him covered in blood. When police arrived on scene minutes later, they found Teichrieb standing over a bloodied, motionless Simpson, saying, “I got him.” In the weeks leading up to the attack, Teichrieb had been threatening vigilante action after calling police a number of times to report criminal behaviour near his home. Police had cautioned Teichrieb against taking matters into his own hands. According to Parole Board of Canada documents, Teichrieb

applied for day and full parole in October. The documents state Teichrieb has not fully “accepted responsibility” for his role in the attack that left Simpson injured. Teichrieb told the board he believed Simpson had broken into his vehicle and that Simpson hit him during the altercation. “You accept some responsibility for your offending, but you are more concerned with the consequences to yourself rather than to the victim,” the document reads. According to the documents, Teichrieb has not been an ideal inmate behind bars. He is described

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as being “entitled” and “high-maintenance” at times. Teichrieb has been disciplined behind bars, including institutional charges being laid and time in segregation as punishment. Offences have included refusing orders, cell visiting, peer issues, fighting and hoarding medication. “The Board finds that the positive elements of your case are insufficient to counter the negative at this juncture,” the document reads. “The Board has determined that because you have not fully expressed insight and accountability, you have medium need for improvement in contributing risk factors, you are unable to identify exact program skills you can use to manage yourself, you do not appear to understand your temper, you deflect blame and responsibility on undiagnosed mental challenges, you behaved violently and broke rules in the institution, you did not take direction consistently, and you are either unable to or unwilling to say why you behaved in such an extremely violent manner rather than follow police direction and advice, that it has sufficient reli-

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LOCAL NEWS Red paint was splashed in the area behind the Campus Activity Centre at Thompson Rivers University on Dec. 10, 2018. The paint was spilled outside a building where former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci was helming a pipeline consultation meeting involving First Nations representatives. MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW

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The week-long trial of three members of an outspoken First Nations protest group opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was delayed on Monday after a lawyer representing one of the accused said he could no longer represent her. Nicole Manuel, Chantel Manuel and Isha Jules, members of the Tiny House Warriors (THW), are facing charges of mischief, causing a disturbance and assault stemming from a conflict with security and police outside a December 2018 meeting on the campus of Thompson Rivers University. The meeting, helmed by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci, involved government officials, Trans Mountain personnel and First Nations leadership. Court has heard members of the THW spilled red paint on the ground and stormed the meeting, breaking a microphone and throwing a paint-soaked scarf at a First Nations chief. They are also alleged to have engaged in physical altercations with security. Their trial was slated to begin on Monday with extra COVID-19 precautions in place in Kamloops pro-

vincial court to accommodate for the three accused and the five lawyers involved in the case. Defence lawyer Michael Klein, representing Chantel Manuel, told court he had no choice but to withdraw, but he did not divulge what led to the misunderstanding between him and his client. He did say it had nothing to do with non-payment. Chantel Manuel then asked for an adjournment, which Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame reluctantly granted. Monday marked the second time a trial date for the trio was scuttled due to retention of counsel. The three were initially slated to stand trial last January, but that hearing was adjourned before it began after two of the accused fired the lawyer who had been representing them. “You have to know that it is difficult to get trial time right now because of all the other matters that were adjourned due to COVID, so this isn’t a simple adjournment,” Frame said. “I am very troubled that this is the second time there has been an adjournment due to the termination of counsel.” Lawyers are scheduled to return to court on Dec. 7 to set new trial dates.

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Special exhibit event to open The Vic Gallery Well-known Kamloops artists Yvonne Reddick (left) and David Langevin are showing their work in Kamloops’ newest gallery space downtown, created as part of an expansion of The Vic coffee shop. The current display in the gallery room will remain there until Dec. 20.

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Two Kamloops artists are showing their work in a new gallery space downtown, created as part of an expansion of The Vic coffee shop. The work of David Langevin and Yvonne Reddick is already on display at The Vic’s new gallery room and will remain there until Dec. 20. On Friday, the two artists will be part of a virtual gallery opening event streaming on Facebook, which will explore the art and the inspiration behind it. Reddick, whose studio is also on Victoria Street, was approached by The Vic coowner Denis Walsh about showing her work. She said the offer appealed to her values of supporting local businesses and especially the downtown, so she jumped at the chance. But it won’t just be Reddick’s work in the exhibit. Joining her will be renowned Kamloops artist David Langevin — someone whose mentorship helped her get to where she is today.

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“He is the reason I paint,” she said. Reddick said she initially thought painting would be a hobby for her. But after an invitation to a workshop with Langevin in 2004, her work caught his eye. “He ended up looking over my shoulder and said, ‘You need

to come to my studio. I’ve been looking for someone with what you have. You need to switch careers. You can’t ignore what you have any longer,’” she said. Reddick took a leave of absence from her work to pursue painting full-time and the venture paid off. She later landed a solo show in The Cube at

the Kamloops Art Gallery, selling out on her opening night. Her work — along with Langevin’s, in some cases — is in galleries as far away as Quebec. Reddick said she has a hard time sticking to one genre, but that her work featured in The Vic is mostly landscapes and still life — much of it created over a

productive quarantine period. Although creating in isolation has been difficult, because, as she said, “people are my juice,” Reddick has been productive. “I’m so inspired. I just wake up in the morning and can’t wait to get to my easel,” she said. Reddick also said a “stunning painting” of Langevin’s will be auctioned off during the virtual gallery opening, with proceeds going to the Kamloops Hospice Association. Join Langevin and Reddick on The Vic’s Facebook page at facebook.com/vicdowntown at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.

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attendance this year,” Grant said. In the summer, the park calculated the number of people allowed in the park based on its available outdoor space, with attendance capped at 1,000. A similar calculation was done for Wildlights; however, some areas of the park are closed off, leading to a limit of 500 people through the gate in total each night. A change has also been made that will allow the park to correct some issues encountered during the summer. “We saw a few glitches in the summer, where larger groups of six or more were trying to pass each other on the road, and that creates a roadblock,” Grant said. As a result, visitors

will be moved through the park on one-way paths counter-clockwise, which Grant said should help avoid any close encounter issues. But some of the changes made this year will also improve the experience of parkgoers. The park’s popular light tunnel is now twice as long, Grant said, and many older displays have been updated with brighter LED lights. The event is also making its way into town, somewhat. Grant said he’s met with the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association and will help out with festive displays downtown. Tickets for Wildlights are available on the BC Wildlife Park website at bcwildlife.org. Wildlights will run

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action was dead-on. The timing challenge is well described in the composer interview on the KSO website, at kamloopssymphony.com. Somewhere off stage were camera operators making sure we were fully aware that we were watching a live performance. This was so skillfully done that it might have been our own eyes picking out the instrument that has caught our attention. At the same time, because it was multi-angle filming, we could see the whole ensemble, as well as those who were at that moment accentuating the action on the screen. We could glance down at the bottom left corner to follow the tempo with the conductor. The angle was a silent movie surrounded by anything-butsilent musicians. The genius behind this was Mastermind Studios. ENCORE • Guest soprano How was to have sung the immensely beautiful Heavenly Life that

closes Maher’s Symphony #4 this past April 11. Unable to fulfill that engagement due to the pandemic, she returned to Kamloops at the end of October, delighting us as Christine Daaé, the rising star of Paris opera, singing beautifully until all falls apart with a blood-curdling scream. • There are curious contrasts in body movements to follow throughout. The graceful hands and arms ballerinas of the Paris Opera house versus Lon Chaney’s sly curling fingers at the ends of outstretched arms — a hallmark of silent films. • The good news is there are KSO events planned for November and Christmas. Despite how different times are, artists are adapting and giving us incomparable experiences. When the audience is live again, our eyes and ears will bend closer. • Tickets for the online experience are $15 for an individual and $25 for a household pass, with screenings available through Nov. 29. Go online to kamloopssymphony.com.

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The Salvation Army is once again organizing its Adopt-A-Family program, which gives generous Kamloops residents a chance to help a financially struggling during the holiday season. Families in need can apply to the Salvation Army and they will be paired with a partner family able to offer them support. Supporters are expected to purchase a maximum of $125 worth of gifts for each child in the family, with that value breaking down to one main gift of around $50, a second gift between $25 and $30 and a final small item around $20. Supporters would also include a $60 gift card to the family’s preferred grocery store in order to purchase items for Christmas dinner. “A lot of the families that come in to receive support for us, it’s not that they don’t want to be a part of their child’s Christmas, it’s that they don’t have the funds to do that,” said the Salvation Army’s Capt. Kelly Fifield. That’s why it is asked that gifts be delivered unwrapped, so parents can get a chance to be involved in the holiday routine and include their own handwriting on the gift tags. There are families that apply for both food and gifts, as well as families that only apply for the food.

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Last year, the Salvation Army was able to provide food hampers to more than 100 families, while those receiving gifts numbered around 50. Like many things in the pandemic-afflicted 2020, the AdoptA-Family program will be run a bit differently this year. Donors interested in adopting a family can contact Fifield at the Salvation Army by email at kelly. fifield@salvationarmy.ca or by phone at 250-554-1611 ext. 207. Families in need that would like to sign up for a hamper can do so online, with links available at kamloopssalvationarmy.ca and on the Salvation Army’s Facebook page. There will be a single day scheduled for dropping off donations, with those donations then left to sit for three days before being handed out to the adopted families. Families will schedule a time to drop by the Salvation Army to pick up the donations. Fifield said organizers are hoping to have all families matched up by the end of November. Items will be dropped off by Dec. 14 and handed out on Dec. 17. “If we have capped out on our matchups, we may have to cap out on taking more applications, but we’re going to do whatever we can to make sure we don’t have to do that,” she said. “We’d never want to turn someone away at Christmas that needed assistance.”

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Volunteers commit to following provincial health guidelines to make sure everyone stays safe. Requests for help can be placed via the website kamloopscares.ca. Those without internet access can call 778696-2039 to ask for assistance. Another feature of the Caremongering offerings that will continue to operate is the meals partnership with Mt. Paul Community Food Centre in north Kamloops. Those who could use a free, made-from-scratch meal delivered to their doorstep once a week can register online at kamloopscares.ca. The Caremongering-Kamloops Facebook page, which has grown to 4,200 members, has more information — and bad Dad jokes for all.

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noose around my neck, pills beside my bed or sitting in my Jeep with garage doors closed airtight. These are the scenarios I play through my head, usually after using. Benzodiazepines and alcohol were the worst. I did things I could not remember until someone said something to me. There was horrible shame, guilt and despair. I hated me and absolutely wanted to die. The only reason I

ASK AN ADDICT Ask an Addict is a column penned by Helena Paivenen, who has expertise in addiction issues and someone who is also an addict. The column is meant to inform and help, which is particularly important as we remain mired in an opioid crisis that continues to claim thousands of lives each year. If you have a question you would like answered, email it to editor@kamloops thisweek.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. didn’t act was family. I couldn’t leave them with such pain. Once, after a terrible relapse, a medical professional advised family to cut all ties with me.

Thankfully, my mother and older brother didn’t listen. Their connection kept me alive. A friend of mine who is in recovery lived

with her son. On Halloween, she decided to see how he was doing ,so she walked down the stairs. He was dead from an overdose. I don’t know the whole story and I cannot imagine the pain. This is the second mother I know who lost her son to overdose in October. Imagine losing your child. Imagine not knowing they were even using (like my parents never did). Imagine walking down the stairs and finding your daughter, sister, brother or son dead.

Suicide, accidents and overdoses — lethal ways of living when one uses these days. A friend of mine is transgender and I interviewed her for a story. She was an international recognized painter while living as a man — as a woman, not so much. I didn’t know she was using and learned only after she died by suicide, possibly in an alcohol-related blackout state. People are dying every day, but I still hang onto hope. For me, it comes in the form of tolerance and love, actions I once

did not know. I am grateful for people like you who support people like me. It’s hard to live in my skin. I am an addict. I am painting a picture, but it isn’t done. It was perfect a few hours ago, but is now totally ruined. I kept adding more and more paint — I just couldn’t stop — and more is better,until it is not. I laugh because I find myself thinking that tomorrow will be better. I believe if I just add something more — more colour, more paint, more effort, more strokes — it will make

my painting great. But as with addiction, adding more instead only ruins it. Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results — like hitting my thumb with a hammer and expecting no pain. I am insane. My brain chemistry not there. It will take time to resolve but with constant work, daily practice and people’s love, I will get there. Thank you for connections and for being there. Your actions and words matter. Truly they do.

Blazers hosting 50/50 draw to raise funds for RIH family room The Kamloops Blazers are holding a 50/50 raffle to raise money for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Royal Inland Hospital. Half of the proceeds from the raffle will go to the holder of the winning ticket, with the other half going to the cause. Tickets are being sold through Dec. 31 and can be pur-

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emeteries in Kamloops span the history of settlement. They reveal categorization by race, class, gender and religion, as well as sections for groups like the military. There are also two family cemeteries within the city. The cemetery on the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc, reserve known as Tk’emlups Pen Pen, in front of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, may be the oldest. It contains graves from the fur trade era before 1858, from the smallpox epidemic of 186-1863 and from the period of St. Joseph’s Church florescence to the present. Chief Louis, who was chief from 1852 until he died in 1915, is buried there. Before the churches were established in town, early Catholic settlers were buried at Mission Flats, where the Domtar pulp mill is located. St. Louis Mission, at what became known as Mission Flats, was established by the Oblates in 1878. Thomas Spelman, owner of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in early Kamloops, was buried there in 1884. When the Church of the Sacred Heart was built at Battle Street and Second Avenue in 1887, burials were moved from Mission Flats. Just east of Peterson Creek on Lorne Street, the Pioneer Cemetery was on part of the ranch of John Peterson, who provided a piece of land for what became the first burial ground for the town as a whole. The land was offered to government agent John Tannatt Ussher in 1876, who was killed by the McLean boys in 1879. Ussher is one of the first to be buried there. When the New Townsite Syndicate purchased Peterson’s property in 1884 as Kamloops expanded eastwards, title to the cemetery was included in the sale. Pioneer Cemetery continued to be used for burials in existing family plots until 1901. Subscriptions were taken for the upkeep of the cemetery, but over the years it became overgrown, derelict and vandalized. Headstones were toppled.

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The surviving headstones were moved to one corner, but then became disassociated from the graves. Thirty-three grave markers have been preserved. The area became used as a baseball park in 1949. In 1962, the city took over the site. When Kamloops was incorporated in 1893, land for a new, large cemetery was purchased. That became the Pleasant Street Cemetery, established in 1898. The cemetery is divided into two sections bisected by Ninth Avenue. The older half is on the west side, where George Hirst was the first internment in 1900. Buried there are many familiar Kamloops pioneers

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was a John Dempsey in 1896. The last internment was in 1974. The Old Men’s Cemetery, comprising four acres along Sixth Avenue, was established on the site of Ussher’s ranch. The original graves may have been situated where the present St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church was built in 1958. There is mention of 146 burials being relocated from the church site to the grounds below, placed in trenches running along the west side of the cemetery. As well, caskets of both men and women from the cemetery at the Tranquille Sanatorium were moved to the Old Men’s Cemetery and placed in the trenches. The main part of the cemetery consisted of five sections of 1,084 graves. Five monuments have been preserved fronting Sixth Avenue at the north end of the cemetery. The Kamloops Chinese Heritage Cemetery on Hudson’s Bay Trail dates from the early days of Kamloops, which attracted many Chinese gold prospectors to the Tranquille River, followed by the construction of the Canadian Pacific railway, which employed several thousand

Chinese labourers. The cemetery was first mentioned in 1887, although there were definitely previous burials at the site. The last burial took place in the 1970s. The cemetery received provincial recognition in response to the Chinese Historical Wrongs Consultation Final Report and Recommendations. Hillside is the most recent and main cemetery of the city. Established in 1951 on Notre Dame Drive, it was formerly the site of a golf course. Two historical family cemeteries — the Cooney family and the Campbell family — are located at the far west and east extremities of the City. Higher burial costs and a greater partiality for cremations may alter the course of cemeteries in Kamloops. Ken Favrholdt is a freelance writer, historical geographer, and former curator/archivist of the Kamloops Museum and Archives. If you have comments or questions about the cemeteries of Kamloops, send an email to editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com.

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ere we are, nearing the end of another outdoors season. Yes, there are still three or so weeks of hunting season on the calendar, but experience tells me the last few weeks are always harder as deer become more secretive as the rut ends. As well, the lakes are freezing and the river will be fast behind, making fly-fishing pretty much impossible. It’s all natural, part of the cycles of nature, but I confess to being a bit melancholy as it happens. I always am. Some of you will no doubt think I’m premature in my proclamation — there is ice fishing, of course, and a handful of late-season archery opportunities that can be pursued — but despite those, the facts are what they are. This year’s hunting and fishing, for the most part, is in its dying days. I had a great season. I killed a deer with my bow this year, the first time I’ve done such a thing. I helped friends drag out their animals and took part in a bunch of excursions for whitetail deer. I had some awesome river fishing, some fun days on lakes, a couple of cool days chasing geese and an incredible spring pursuing bears. I had a few close calls as I chased after bears with arrows, and even though I was unsuccessful on that front, the adrenalinefiled moments taught me a great deal. So, I have no regrets as the end of 2020 sneaks up. Besides, it’s good to have a down season as well. December to February is the time I consider my off-season, a time to recharge and reflect and make new plans for the next year ahead. And strange as it may seem, I’ve already started to think ahead to next year.

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NARRATIVE Looming ahead on the very distant horizon is another fishing season, to be followed by another hunting season. It will be about the 30th time I’ve faced this cycle in B.C., the 30th time I’ve pondered the end of one season and the next one ahead. I’m already looking forward to it all. Sometimes I’m asked how it is I don’t bore with these activities. How is it I can keep at it year after year? Doesn’t fishing reach the point where it’s just plain boring? And how many deer hunts does it take before the worth of an extra two hours sleep outweighs the benefits to be found going afield? I don’t have answers to such questions and I hope I never do. The fact is, though, there are days when fishing is boring. Usually about late July and August, the slow days come. Anglers sometimes spend a lot of time sitting then, broiling in the sun. The days are often wickedly hot and calm, with the only sign of action on the water the sight of insects skittering across the surface. I had few of those days last year on local lakes. Similarly, I had a number of days when I wondered if I would ever see another buck or a grouse or a goose or a rabbit. Regardless, I don’t mind the slow days. Even on the boring days, there is value in being out

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there. Sometimes it’s nice to sit in a boat on a lake and not be bothered by trout. It’s quiet and peaceful then, a powerful antidote to the stresses of domesticated living. And, as long as I’ve got a line in the water, there’s hope fish will find it, making a day in the boat always more productive than a day lounging in a comfy chair in the backyard. Hunting is the same, sort of. I always love being in the bush in the early morning, although I’ve noticed the process of getting there has increased in difficulty over the years. Hunting requires more effort, more preparation than fishing. It’s become harder to find the time to hunt and I know I don’t get out as much as I used to. Thankfully, the more you hunt, the less time you need to spend doing it. Once you spend several seasons chasing

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n 1969, Denny Zager and Rick Evans recorded a song called In the Year 2525. Part way through the song, the lyrics state: “In the year 7510, if God’s a coming, he ought to make it by then, maybe he’ll look around himself and say, ‘Guess it’s time for the judgment day.’” I remember hearing that song on my transistor radio that year, while I pulled weeds out of the front lawn at the age of 12. I used to get paid one cent per weed, which to me was great. The song is not biblical prophecy, but it shows that humans wonder about the future. The headline of this column, “Behold, I come quickly,” is taken from Revelation chapter 22, the last chapter of Revelation. This promise from the Lord is a great hope and anticipation for every believer. It is not my intention to go over all the details of future events as given in the scriptures. I desire rather to focus on the three times in this last chapter of the Book of the Revelation where the Lord declares He is coming quickly. First, in Revelation 22:7, it is in the context of “keeping the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” “Keeping” has the idea of making it your very own. Many people — believers and nonbelievers alike — seldom read this last book of the Bible. Verse 7 promises a blessing (“blessed is he”) for any that make this book their own. Actually, seven times in the book of Revelation there is a promise of blessing for reading the book, starting with chapter 1:3, then in 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7 and 22:14. The word blessed means “supremely” blessed or happy. The glorious expectation is that the Lord Jesus is coming for the believers of this age and this hope is based upon what is written in the scriptures. Second, in Revelation 22:12, the “I come quickly” is in the context of “reward.” This reward is for what has been done for the Lord after a person is saved. In Acts 16:31, we read: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” Acts 16:31 doesn’t say might be or maybe is, or has a slim possibility of but rather, shall be saved. So, salvation is settled the

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moment one believes, but reward is given for the believer living their life for the Lord. The question is, are you saved and, if you are, do you live your life for the Lord in response to his sacrifice for you on the cross? No deed of kindness or anything else will be overlooked by the Lord as he promises he will “give every man according as his work shall be.” Third, in Revelation 22:20, the Lord simply states: “Surely I come quickly.” He doesn’t say I might come or if things work out I’ll come, but surely I come quickly. To see him in all his glory will be the greatest blessing of all. Just to see him and those nail prints in his hands and feet will be wonderful. This is the context of this last reminder of the soon return of the Lord Jesus. He could come any moment for His own. The scriptures say: “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation,” 2 Corinthians 6:2. The Lord Jesus said: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” John 3:16. In John 14:1-6, the Lord promises his own that He will come again. In John 14:6, the Lord said: “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John Eggers is an elder in the assembly that meets in Westsyde Gospel Hall in Kamloops. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and include a headshot of the author, along with a short bio. Send it via email to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.

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A hospice society in Delta has lost another court attempt to reject membership based on ita apparent views around medical assistance in dying. The B.C. Court of Appeal dismissed an attempt by the Delta Hospice Society board to reject membership applications from those who didn’t agree with the society’s position that Christian morals prevent the hospice from giving the end-oflife service that is legal in Canada. The lower court ruled that the board had acted in bad faith to manipulate a vote and ordered the society to accept memberships from

those who were turned away. The board went back to court. But the Appeal Court panel of three judges unanimously upheld the lower court’s decision that the society had acted contrary to its own bylaws. Writing for the panel, Justice Mary Newbury said Charter values of freedom of association and freedom of conscience do not support a right of the board to control the society’s membership lists. The board of the hospice society said in a statement that it is dismayed by the decision and is looking at taking the case to the Supreme Court of Canada. The board said it has faced a “hostile takeover’’ from medically-assisted

dying activists who want to force change on how it operates. “We resist the destruction of palliative care in Delta and in British Columbia, as well as the rest of Canada,’’ president Angelina Ireland said in a statement. “Our actions are to defend and protect palliative care, which is a national treasure and gift to humanity.’’ Chris Pettypiece, one of three respondents in the case and a member of the group Take Back Delta Hospice, praised the court’s decision in a statement. “This is a victory for our community, it is a victory for our human rights,’’ Pettypiece said. “We will continue to take steps to ensure our

community has a voice in the future of Delta Hospice Society and hold the board accountable for good governance.’’ The dispute stretches back to 2016, when the federal government introduced the law for medically assisted death. Pettypiece said in an earlier interview that those opposed came to dominate the board and ousted anyone who didn’t align with their ideals. B.C.’s Health Ministry previously announced it was withdrawing $1.5 million in annual funding, covering about 94 per cent of the cost to run the facility, because the society wouldn’t comply with provincial policies on medical assistance in dying.

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It’s not exactly divine intervention, but even the pope considers the U.S. presidential race over. President-elect Joe Biden, a lifelong Roman Catholic, spoke to Pope Francis last week, despite President Donald Trump refusing to concede. Trump claims — without evidence — that the election was stolen from him through massive, but unspecified acts of fraud. Biden’s transition team said in a statement that the president-elect thanked Francis for “extending blessings and congratulations and noted his appreciation.’’ He also saluted the pontiff’s “leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world.’’ Biden said he hopes to work with Francis on issues such as climate change, poverty and immigration. News of the call came even as some Catholic bishops in the U.S. decline to acknowledge Biden’s victory and argue that the faithful should not back him because of

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Biden had several phone calls last week with foreign leaders offering congratulations.

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Paige Grice is the latest Kamloops Tennis Centre product to cash in on valuable scholarship dollars. The 17-year-old NorKam senior secondary student has committed to join the Western Illinois University Leathernecks in time for the 2021-2022 NCAA Division One campaign. “It’s just going to be amazing for me to be able to continue to play tennis, because I love the sport, at an even higher level than I am right now, while also being able to get my education and get my degree,” said Grice, a math whiz who plans to study physics, but is undecided on a career path. “It’s an amazing opportunity to meet new people and improve myself as an athlete and really just become more independent. I’m going to be far away from home.” The academic and athletic scholarship dollars will nearly amount to a full ride at the institution in Macombe, Ill. Grice had competition for the Leathernecks’ scholarship, with head coach Shawn Hyden considering multiple women. “They decided to choose her,” said Kamloops Tennis Centre coach Kelly Hubbard, who has worked with Grice since she was seven. “She’s got a lot of drive and enthusiasm. She’s pushed even harder since committing to the school.” Agent Deborah Veitch helped distribute video for Grice, who had other options, but none more appealing than Western Illinois. Hubbard said the junior standout is being rewarded for dedication on and off the court. “At about 12 or 13, she started to push hard,” Hubbard said. “Physical work is not easy to do when you’re a teenager. You’d rather go out with friends and do

stuff like that. She seemed to be training a lot in the gym. It was like, OK, she’s got really good selfdiscipline.” Grice credited Hubbard and all of her playing partners for spurring her development, making special mention of Justin and Thomas Friesen. Justin, one year older than Grice and two years his brother’s senior, toiled in Kamloops to earn a scholarship at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, a private school in Indiana, also with the help of Veitch. “The kids in this city are really athletic,” Hubbard said. “I think if they choose tennis, I can give them the paramaters that would allow them to succeed. We’re offering a comprehensive package that I don’t know a lot of cities are offering.” Hubbard said his juniors are offered ample court time, which is not always available at clubs on the Coast, and KTC athletes can capitalize on a relationship with David Stride of Stride Sport and Performance. Grice will join a team loaded with international flavour. The Leathernecks’ 2020-2021 women’s tennis roster: Agatha Carbonell of Valencia, Spain, Lorena Castellanos of Recife, Brazil, Aina Cortina-Pou of Blanes, Spain, Ericka Dawson of Macombe, Ill., Lucky Kancherla of Edina, Minn., Maria Rybka of Castro-Urdiales, Spain, Nikhita Simhambhatla of Hyderabad, Telangana, India and Maria Vidal of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Grice said her path can help lead the way for the next generation of tennis talent in the Tournament Capital. “It’s really cool, for men’s and women’s, but especially women’s. There is a lot of opportunity in the United States for scholarships,” Grice said. “It’s awesome for people younger than me to see I have these opportunities and they can also have them.”

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shadowed news items is Curtis Atkinson, director of athletics and recreation for Thompson Rivers University, accepting a nomination to become president of Canada West. That role traditionally comes along with appointment to the U Sports board of directors, which includes four university presidents and four athletics directors, with equal representation from each regional association — Canada West, Ontario University Athletics, Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec and Atlantic University Sport. Atkinson, previously vice-president of Canada West, joined the U Sports board of directors as an officer for a two-year term, news announced on Monday (Nov. 16) in a press release. Neither of the positions comes with a bonus in pay, but they do feature added responsibility and time commitments, a trade most would consider a raw deal. Atkinson, 43, said he has no interest in resume-building and wants to spend the rest of his working life at the helm of TRU WolfPack sports, assuring KTW there are no clandestine career angles in play. The jobs — which put him in the engine rooms of 56 U Sports member schools, 17 of which are in Canada West — offer opportunity to learn, grow, exchange perspectives and develop insight and relationships that should make him better at the gig he holds in Kamloops, he said. “I have to listen to the 16 other schools,” Atkinson said. “I can’t just take a TRU perspective forward. But I like to think it’s positive for TRU in that I’m, at the very least, involved with conversations that could influence our

future direction and operations. I’m very sincere when I say I do think it’s an opportunity to learn and grow. There’s no doubt it’s going to be a challenging period of time.” Four outgoing U Sports board members have been replaced by Atkinson, Joanne MacLean, president and vice-chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, Graham Carr, president and vice-chancellor of Concordia University, and John Richard, director of athletics for the University of New Brunswick. “We are confident their leadership and guidance will allow us to safely and effectively navigate the challenges of this critical time for university sports across Canada,” U Sports interim CEO Dick White said in a press release. The election of the board of directors normally occurs in June, during the U Sports annual meeting, but the previous board composition was extended to preserve continuity while the organization finalized several key decisions and updated policies and regulations to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officers will be led by Carleton University president and vicechancellor BenoitAntoine Bacon, who joined the board in 2019 and has been appointed chair. Richard and MacLean will serve as vice-chair and treasurer, respectively, while Manon Simard, athletics director at Université de Montréal, remains U Sports secretary. Atkinson is listed as a director representative online at usports. ca. “It’s important to distinguish that, when on conference or national committees, you have to take off your institution hat and look at the conference or national perspective,” Atkinson said. “Having said that, I do think it’s good for TRU to be involved with those conversations.”


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UBC Thunderbirds flock to expansion NorthPaws Two more UBC Thunderbirds have been added to the Kamloops Northpaws’ roster. Ty Penner plans to bring a big bat to the expansion baseball franchise, which is scheduled to join the West Coast League ranks next summer. Penner, from Lethbridge, is a sizeable first-baseman, a UBC sophomore who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 215 pounds. “I try and bring a bat that can hit for extra bases, whether it’s doubles or even home runs,” Penner said in a NorthPaws’ press release. “I think my bat is the difference-maker in the game, but I also try to play some solid, steady defence at the corners of the infield.” Sammie Starr, an assistant coach for the NorthPaws and T-Birds, is familiar with Penner’s game. “Ty is a plus defender at first base and he’s got power potential as a big left-handed batting first baseman,” Starr said in the release. “He’s grown and gained muscle over the past couple of years.” T-Birds’ sophomore shortstop Mike Fitzsimmons of Chilliwack has also committed to the NorthPaws. “I don’t think there’s an infield coach better than Sammie in Canada. If I can go anywhere he is in the summer, then I think that’s putting me at an advantage,” Fitzsimmons said M A Y A

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at Valleyview Arena. Kamloops, which played to a scoreless tie against hometown Kelowna on Saturday, was backstopped on the weekend by Victoria Preston and Morgan Luce, who split time between the pipes. Recording points for Kamloops on Sunday were Tayla McMillan (2G), Korie McGill (1G, 1A), Lily MacLeod (1G), Erika Denis (1G), Lily Dulaba (1G), Jaylah Bottle (1G), Macie Stankoven (1A), Jaime Dyck )1A) and Kate Streek (1A). DUNSTONE WINS Kamloops skip Matt Dunstone guided his team from Regina to victory last weekend at a Saskatchewan Curling Tour Event in Prince Albert. Dunstone, third Braeden Moskowy, second Kirk Muyres and lead Dustin Kidby topped Kody Hartung 8-2 on Sunday in the final to cap a perfect

5-0 tournament. Team Dunstone has seen limited action in the first half of the 2020-2021 campaign, with the pandemic doing a number on curling schedules across the country. The 2020 Brier bronze medallists won the only other cashspiel in which they have participated this season, the Vaderstad Saskatchewan Men’s Super Series presented by Calidon Leasing in October in Regina. VIBE BENCHED The Kamloops Vibe’s season has been scuttled amid the COVID19 pandemic. South Coast Women’s Hockey League organizers initially planned to go ahead with a truncated campaign beginning in January, but voted unanimously last week to cancel the 2020-2021 season. League play is expected to resume in September.

OTTAWA — Canada’s deputy chief of public health says the initial health and safety protocols proposed for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton look promising. Dr. Howard Njoo told reporters on Tuesday the bubble concept planned for the event, where players and team staff are isolated from the general public and fans are not permitted to attend games in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, has seen proven success in the NHL and NBA. Njoo added lessons learned from Edmonton’s time as one of the NHL’s hub cities can be applied to the world junior tournament. However, Njoo said public health officials are still looking at the proposals and a lot can happen between now and the start of the tournament next month. The world junior championship is scheduled to run from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5. Canada’s selection camp began on Tuesday in Red Deer and is scheduled to run until Dec. 13. Goaltender Dylan Garand and forward Connor Zary of the Kamloops Blazers are at the selection camp.

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Catching the whirling dervishes of Turkey The whirling dervishes have become such an iconic tourist commodity that visitors can see their mesmerizing meditaions performed in train station halls, cultural centres and eve converted hammams (steam baths).

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preparation to receive the lightness — the Nirvana — of the turning prayer. During the hour-long ceremony, distractions are minimal so the focus is palpable. There is no photography allowed (although they do whirl for camera-buffs afterwards), no cell phones, no applause, no young children and no-one is permitted to enter or leave. If the dervishes succeed in helping spectators get in touch with their spirituality, then the dancer has succeeded in his worship. The sema is divided into four parts involving music and melodic chanting, the dervish entrance and invocation, communion with destiny and the whirling meditation itself. Clothing plays an important role. The camel-hair headdress (a sikke) represents a tombstone of the ego — its colour depend-

ing on the sect. The black cloak (a hirka) embodies the wearers’ worldly life and is cast off during the service. The white skirt (a tenure) beneath represents a shroud of the ego which, when revealed, denotes a rebirth to perfection and signifies that the dancer is ready to start the captivating and complex whirls that define the practice. At the start, the dervish holds his arms crosswise over the heart, acknowledging God’s unit as number one. As the spinning cycle (a dhikr) commences, his arms lift and open — the right hand directed to the sky in readiness to receive God’s beneficence and the left hand turning toward the earth denoting his willingness to convey God’s spiritual gift to those in the audience. The dancers, who fast for many hours before the sema,

turn in rhythmic patterns, using the left foot to propel their bodies around the right foot with their eyes open, but unfocused. The whirling seems orchestrated by a Grand Master who weaves in between their dancing rotations, all of which is fueled by music: usually an oud player — a wooden pear-shaped lute, a flute player that exudes a reedy, melancholic sound and a kettle drummer. The rotations, up to 30 per minute, are always counterclockwise, imitating the earth’s rotation around the sun and recognizing that we are all one with the solar system. By revolving from right to left, it is believed that the dancer’s heart is also embracing all humanity with love. Some have said that their tilting head mirrors the earth’s axis but more practically it is one of the techniques used,

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250-374-3331 www.ralphrealestate.ca Real Estate (Kamloops)

For more info view all our listings, upcoming listings, and Kamloops listings at ralphrealestate.ca

82-2401 ORD ROAD $179,900 • MLS®158834

103-1295 12TH STREET $205,000 • MLS®145333

25-383 COLUMBIA STREET $359,900 • MLS®157854

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D L O S BROCKLEHURST

BROCKLEHURST

• Immaculate 2 bedroom 2 bathroom manufactured home in Brock Estates • Built in 2005 • 1 dog/cat allowed with size restriction, no rentals allowed

• Fully finished commercial strata unit movein ready with very good quality finishings • For single use or divide into 2 different uses with moveable dividing wall • Approx. 1205 sq. ft. with 3 parking stalls

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

• Immaculately kept 2+1 bedroom 4 bathroom townhouse in Columbia Villas • Great central location close to all amenities • No rental restrictions, 1 dog/cat allowed with strata permission

405-950 LORNE STREET $399,900 • MLS®159127

3454 WESTSYDE ROAD $499,900 • MLS®159344

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

WESTSYDE

• Great location in this 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit in Park Place • Top floor unit with river views • Walking distance to all downtown amenities

• 3 bedroom 3 bathroom rancher style home with double garage • Full, partially finished basement with separate entry • Quick possession possible

2643 ARGYLE AVENUE $549,900 • MLS®159004

535 TOD MOUNTAIN ROAD $649,900 • MLS®159051

BROCK

HEFFLEY

• Great location in this 2+3 bedroom 3 bedroom home in Brock • Lots of updating including bathrooms, windows, flooring, and more • A must to view!

• Beautiful property in this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home • Approximate 0.61 acres • Quick possession possible

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WEEKLY COMICS

ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt

PARDON MY PLANET by Vic Lee

BABY BLUES

SHOE by Gary Brookins & Susie Macnelly

by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

ZITS by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

by Chris Browne

GUESS WHO?

HERMAN

by Jim Unger

ZIGGY

by Tom Wilson & Tom II

FAMILY CIRCUS

by Bil & Jeff Keane

I am a musician born in California on November 18, 1962. I have been the lead guitarist for a heavy metal band for several decades, and I was ranked #11 on Rolling Stone’s All-Time Best Guitarists list. ANSWERS

Kirk Hammett

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, creative energies may be high this week. You will have to find a way to channel them into something productive at work. Many ideas will come your way.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Emotionally you should be feeling quite well this week, Taurus. It could be a perfect time for spending moments with a sweetheart or relaxing with the kids.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 The week ahead certainly will not be boring, Gemini. The adventurous side of you wants to take some risks and try something that is normally off-limits. Move ahead slowly.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

It is important to let others have their moments to shine, Cancer. This week, give others their due time, and do not interrupt when someone is offering his or her opinion.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, at some point this week you may find yourself involved in a project that has piqued your interest for some time. As long as it doesn’t consume all of your energy, it can be productive.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Use extra care with your words, Virgo. Some people may not pick up on your sense of humor. There’s a possibility that people may take things personally.

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

Good stuff all the time.

NOVEMBER 18 - NOVEMBER 24, 2020 LIBRA

- Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, this week you may find yourself in the perfect position to meet the right person. This person can be a love interest or a new friend. Invite him or her in with open arms.

SCORPIO

- Oct 24/Nov 22 The planets may activate your subconscious mind which could play out in your dreams. Try to pay attention to your dreams this week and log the important details.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Restlessness might be consuming you, Sagittarius. You may be tempted to get outside more often or plan a getaway, but unfortunately tasks at home and at work dominate.

I own the world’s worst thesaurus. Not only is it awful, it’s awful.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Of course you may want to get everything correct on the first attempt, Capricorn. But that does not always happen. Keep trying because practice makes perfect.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You may be feeling a little blue, Aquarius. Make a few minor changes to shake things up. A little change may be all you need to get over the blues.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20 Increased pressures at work may strain your nerves a bit, Pisces. Time with your spouse, children and/or friends can help.

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CROSSWORD ANSWERS FOUND ON A35

WORD SEARCH

DIABETES

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!

ANSWERS

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

ACETONE ADRENAL ADVERSE ANTIBODIES ASYMPTOMATIC AUTOIMMUNE BASAL RATE BLOOD CALORIES CARBOHYDRATES DEHYDRATION ENDOCRINOLOGIST

EYE DISEASE FRUCTOSE GLUCAGON GLUCOSE HORMONES INSULIN KETOSIS LANGERHANS LEVEL NEUROPATHY PANCREAS SWEETENER

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Just like new – Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Receive 3 monthly payments on us on select Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Mercedes-Benz Kamloops, 695C Laval Crescent, Kamloops, BC, Toll Free 855-984-6603, Mercedes-Benz-kamloops.ca


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LISTINGS

Announcements . . . . 001-099 Employment . . . . . . . . .100-165 Service Guide . . . . . . . 170-399 Pets/Farm . . . . . . . . . . .450-499 For Sale/Wanted. . . . .500-599 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . .600-699 Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700-799 Automotive . . . . . . . . . . 800-915 Legal Notices . . . . . . 920-1000

Coming Events Advertisements should be read on the first publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertising shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement.

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For Sale - Misc Adjustable ice auger used once. $30/obo. 250-376-6607. Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for two weeks for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details! 250-371-4949 Fuel tanks - 1-300 gal and 2-100gal on stands. Tidy tank for P/U, reconditioned 100 gal elec pump. $700/all. 250-6729712 250-819-9712. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000/obo 250- 376-6607. Life gear weights. 2-3lbs, 2-4lbs, 2-5lbs, 1-7lb, 1-10lb, 2-15lbs. $125/all. 374-9018.

Tax not included

Basement Suites 1brm in Batchelor Quiet, mature person. N/P/S. $1200/mo. +1/3 hydro. 250-320-5112.

Commercial

CHOOSE LOCAL “Our Family Protecting Your Family”

PRESTIGE LOCAL ALARM MONITORING STATION KAMLOOPS ONLY ULC CERTIFIED MONITORING STATION

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

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

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

Shared Accommodation

Toro Power Max Snowblower. 2265cc motor. 26” path. 6-10 car driveway. $925. 250-3765922.

Bright peaceful Westend View Home, RIH 5min walk, Bdr+den $1350. 250-214-0909

Space For Lease

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

$900. chairs

RV, Boat, Trailer, Heavy Duty Equipment. 24/7 accessible with a security code. Easy access like a race track to get in and our of yard. No long-term commitment. Cater to Semi, Heavy duty equipment, RV, Boats, Trailer, lights which turn on at dusk highlighting the yard space for easy use. Over 110,000 sq in total size. 250879-6667.

For Sale by Owner

Plants/Shrubs/Trees 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.

Antiques

Scotch Pine trees smaller ponderosa in pots 2ft (50) $15 each obo 250-376-6607

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

Wanted

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

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

Art & Collectibles

Pets

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

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

EARN EXTRA $$$

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

For Sale by Owner $55.00 Special The special includes a 1x1.5 ad (including photo) that will run in (two editions) in Kamloops This Week. Our award winning paper is delivered to over 30,000 homes in Kamloops and area every Wednesday. Call or email us for more info: 250-374-7467 classifieds@ kamloopsthisweek.com

Renos & Home Improvement

Painting | Drywalls Fences | Yard Maintenance Tiles and Hardwood Floors And so much more...

Call or text at

250-851-6549

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

DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES

Classes & Courses HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. January 9th and 10th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L November 29th, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

RVs/Campers/Trailers

Trucks - 4WD

Rims 2000 Adventure Camper. New HWT, Pump, Solar Panel, Battery. Spotless, no leaks. $13,900. 250-299-9076

Automotive Tires

4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $590 Call 250-319-8784.

4 - P235/65R17 snow tires on Chevy 6 bolt wheels. $600. 250-371-4719.

Renos & Home Improvement

CHOOSE LOCAL

Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax

“Our Family Protecting Your Family”

PRESTIGE LOCAL ALARM MONITORING STATION KAMLOOPS ONLY ULC CERTIFIED MONITORING STATION

FREE ESTIMATES FOR SYSTEM UPGRADES OR SWITCH-OVERS

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

2013 BMW 128i 2dr. coupe. Fully loaded. M Sport Package. $15,300 250-819-0863.

1993 Ford F250 4X4, diesel. Trailer tow package. $3,300. 250-314-6805.

778-999-4158

Security

1990 Jaguar Red. leather, 4-door, A/C, Power everything. 142,597kms, $2200.00 250-851-0209.

Boats 14ft. Runabout boat. 40hp Johnson motor on trailer. $1000/obo. 778-469-5434.

danshandymanservices.net

For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!! 250-682-1802

Domestic Cars 2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4L, V-8, fully loaded. Exec shape. $12,500/obo. 250-3764163.

Sports & Imports

Renovations, Painting, Flooring, Drywall, Bathrooms, Electrical (Red Seal) & more Misc Home Service

Tax not included

2013 Lincoln MKZ AWD 71,000 kms White w/blk leather 4 DR SDN V6 Panoramic Sunroof $13,800 250-319-8784

Handyperson

WE DO IT ALL, LARGE OR SMALL

Deliver Kamloops this Week

for a route near you!

Tax not included

250-838-0111 Handyperson

EMPLOYMENT Based on 3 lines 1 Issue.. . . . . . $1638

• 2 large Garage Sale Signs • Instructions

REIMER’S FARM SERVICE

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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.

Farm Services

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS

Houses For Rent Furnished Westend 2blks RIH 4bdr den deck view N/S/P. Crew! $4,300. 604-802-5649.

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RS5 Audi winter studded snow tires and wheels over 90% tread . 285/30R20 $1700.00 Call 250 319-8784 Set of 4 all seasons M&S P225/60/16 Michelin with rims. $175. 250-312-1777.

Domestic Cars 2010 Toyota Yaris sedan auto A/C winter tires $4,500 obo 250-376-3390

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Application #: TMC-ROW IVMP-2020

Applicant: Trans Mountain Corporation (TMC), 7815 Shellmont Street, Burnaby BC V5A 4S9, Email: info@transmountain.com as well as the toll-free info line 1.866.514.6700 In accordance with the British Columbia’s Pest Management Act and Regulations, TMC is required to develop a Pest Management Plan (PMP) (for TMC the PMP is referred to as the Integrated Vegetation Management Plan (IVMP)). The IVMP manages problem vegetation, including control of noxious weeds and invasive plants within TMC’s rights-of-way and access roads to its pipeline systems. In British Columbia, TMC operates the Trans Mountain Pipeline transporting crude oil and refined products from Edmonton, AB to Burnaby, BC. The pipelines are located below ground and in the proximity to the following communities in British Columbia: Valemount, Albreda, Blue River, Avola, Vavenby, Clearwater, Darfield, McLure, Heffley Creek, Kamloops, Merritt, Kingsvale, Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Sumas, Langley, Surrey, Coquitlam and Burnaby. This IVMP has been prepared to replace the existing 5-year IVMP which expires in April 2021. The proposed duration of the IVMP is from May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2026. The vegetation management and weed control methods proposed for use include hand pulling, mowing, trimming, pruning, selective slashing, girdling, geotextile fabric, retaining existing low or self-sustaining ground cover, seeding, fertilization where setbacks permit and tree/shrub plantings. The use of pesticides (herbicides) are intended within the geographic area to which the PMP (IVMP) applies. TMC conducts all work, including pest (herbicide) management, in strict adherence with all applicable Acts and regulations. The active ingredient names and an example of trade names of the pesticides (herbicides) proposed for use under this plan include: aminocyclopyrachlor (Navius VM), aminopyralid (Milestone), chlorsulfuron (Telar), clopyralid (Lontrel 360), dicamba (Vanquish), diflufenzopyr (Overdrive), diuron (Diurex 80 WDG), flumioxazin (Payload), fluroxypyr (Retain B), glyphosate (Vantage XRT), indaziflam (Esplanade SC), MCPA (MCPA Amine 500), mecoprop-P (Mecoprop-P), metsulfuron methyl (Clearview), picloram (Grazon), pyroxasulfone (Torpedo), triclopyr (Garlon XRT), 2,4-D (2,4-D Amine 600), esterified vegetable oil (Hasten adjuvant) and paraffinic oil and alkoxylated alcohol non-ionic surfactants (Gateway adjuvant). Application methods include: backpack, power hose and nozzle, stem injection, wick/wipe-on applicator, and boom sprayer. A draft copy of the proposed IVMP and maps of the proposed treatment areas may be reviewed online on the Trans Mountain website from using this link https://www.transmountain.com/vegetation-management A person(s) wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above (Trans Mountain Corporation, info@transmountain.com as well as the toll-free info line 1.866.514.6700) within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Application #: TMC-FACILITIES- IVMP-2020

Applicant: Trans Mountain Corporation (TMC), 7815 Shellmont Street, Burnaby BC V5A 4S9, Email: info@transmountain.com as well as the toll-free info line 1.866.514.6700 In accordance with the British Columbia’s Pest Management Act and Regulations, TMC is required to develop a Pest Management Plan (PMP) (for TMC the PMP is referred to as the Integrated Vegetation Management Plan (IVMP)). The IVMP manages problem vegetation, including control of noxious weeds and invasive plants within TMC facilities. Facilities include pump stations, valve stations, terminals, tank farms and office/maintenance facilities. All facilities are fenced, secure compounds not accessible to the general public. The facilities are in close proximity to the following communities in British Columbia: Valemount, Albreda, Blue River, Avola, Vavenby, Clearwater, Darfield, McLure, Black Pines, Kamloops, Merritt, Kingsvale, Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Sumas, Langley and Burnaby. This IVMP has been prepared to replace the existing 5-year IVMP which expires in February 2021. The proposed duration of the IVMP is from March 31, 2021 to March 31, 2026. The vegetation management and weed control methods proposed for use include hand pulling, mowing, trimming, pruning, selective slashing, girdling, geotextile fabric, retaining existing low or self-sustaining ground cover, seeding, fertilization where setbacks permit and tree/shrub plantings. The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the IVMP applies. TMC conducts all work, including pest management, in strict adherence with all applicable Acts and regulations. The active ingredient names and an example of trade names of the pesticides (herbicides) proposed for use under this plan include: aminocyclopyrachlor (Navius VM), aminopyralid (Milestone), chlorsulfuron (Telar), clopyralid (Lontrel 360), dicamba (Vanquish), diflufenzopyr (Overdrive), diuron (Diurex 80 WDG), flumioxazin (Payload), fluroxypyr (Retain B), glyphosate (Vantage XRT), indaziflam (Esplanade SC), MCPA (MCPA Amine 500), mecoprop-P (Mecoprop-P), metsulfuron methyl (Clearview), picloram (Grazon), pyroxasulfone (Torpedo), triclopyr (Garlon XRT), 2,4-D (2,4-D Amine 600), Esterified vegetable oil (Hasten adjuvant) and paraffinic oil and alkoxylated alcohol non-ionic surfactants (Gateway adjuvant). Application methods include: backpack, power hose and nozzle, stem injection, wick/wipe-on applicator, and boom sprayer. A draft copy of the proposed IVMP and maps of the proposed treatment areas may be reviewed online on the Trans Mountain website from using this link https://www.transmountain.com/vegetation-management A person(s) wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above (Trans Mountain Corporation, info@transmountain.com as well as the toll-free info line 1.866.514.6700) within 30 days of the publication of this notice. NOTICE OF DISPOSAL SALE Heidi Wichman - Unit 564: TAKE NOTICE that Storage Vault Canada doing business as Storage For Your Life, intends to sell the following vehicle: Purple Chevrolet 1500 Cheyenne Vin: EK19K2R1242305 Owner: Doug Smith. Amount of debt: $2423.75. The sale will be held on or after December 2, 2020, at 1271 D Salish Road, Kamloops, BC. NOTICE OF SALE Property Stored at the following: Advantage Mini Storage Kamloops, 7530 Dallas Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 6X2. Will be Sold by Bid December 3, 2020 9:00 AM to December 4, 2020,12:00 PM. Bids received at www.Ibid4Storage.com Owners of goods to be sold: Andrew Derkacz: General Household and misc items. Donna Walker: General Household and misc items.

NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given to Nan Wang take note your abandon vehicle 2001 Ford Windstar Van. VIN 2FMZA57451BC11460 will be sold on or after December 18, 2020 at 9:00 am to recover costs of $2300.00. Sale will take place at 2130 Van Horne Drive, Kamloops, BC. Contact is Matt Moss.

BigSteelBox Corp at 1284 Salish Road, Kamloops, BC, Canada claims a PPSA Lien Against

CASCADES CASINO of Kamloops, BC for arrears of container rent amounting to $1,752.39 plus any additional costs of storage that accrue. If not paid in full, the contents of the storage container, filled with commercial coolers will be sold online auction via Ibid4Storage.com on November 26, 2020.

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POWER SWEEPER OPERATORS McRae’s Power Sweeping Ltd. is hiring full-time Power Sweeper Truck Operators. Apply today to join our team. Requirements • Class 5 License with Air Brake Endorsement at a minimum. Clean driver’s abstract. • Able to understand, speak, read, write and communicate in English and follow instructions. Benefits • Wages are competitive and full time employees receive medical & dental benefits after 3 months. • Flexible shifts are available working in the Kamloops area. Please send resumes to sab@mcraetank.com

Majestic Ginseng Products Ltd. (Kamloops, BC)

Requirement: Master’s degree is required. At least 2 years experience in ginseng industry, sales and marketing or travel industry. Knowledge on E-commerce and website design. Be able to write and speak English and Chinese. For details, please visit our website: majesticginsengproducts.com Zimmer Wheaton is looking for a

SERVICE ADVISOR The successful candidate will be an energetic multitasker with a commitment to customer satisfaction and is process-driven. Qualified candidates must have at least 1 year of Service Advisor Experience in the automotive industry. We are a part of the Zimmer Autogroup and one of the fastest growing companies in the interior of British Columbia. Send resumé attention: Blake Eggen Beggen@zimmerwheatongm.com

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Part time/Casual Unrestricted PI wanted for established PI firm of over 20 years. AREA OF COVERAGE: Thompson/Nicola, Kootenays, Northern BC. LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid Unrestricted BC Private Investigators license, clean driving abstract, no criminal record, valid BCDL, proof of licensed and insured vehicle EDUCATION: Investigator training/course, criminology, legal background or extensive work experience in the security industry that is transferable EXPERIENCE: 2 years minimum success in mobile and foot surveillance for insurance claims and corporate clientele OTHER: current video/camera equipment, cell phone, and your vehicle equipped to conduct surveillance TO APPLY: email Wendy@247investigations.ca

TRU invites applications for the following positions: FACULTY TMGT 2590 – Entrepreneurship Tourism Management HMGT 2610 – Resort and Hotel Operations Tourism Management EVNT 3800 – Event Logistics Tourism Management For further information, please visit:

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

PUBLISHER

The Jasper Fitzhugh has a position available for a Publisher. We are looking for an individual with the following attributes: • A demonstrated ability in sales; • The ability to continuously improve our print and digital products; • The ability to work on Apple products with a variety of software platforms; • A genuine interest in people. The desire to help people to improve their skills and elevate the quality of their work; • The ability to make clear decisions and communicate them effectively; • The ability to adhere to deadlines in a time sensitive environment. The position will have overall general management orientation with profit and loss responsibility.

~ 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.

Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Nicola) Ltd. is now accepting applications for professional drivers to operate snowplowing equipment & other labour maintenance activities for the 2020 / 2021 winter season. A valid BC Driver’s License, Class 1 or Class 3 is required. YRB provides highway maintenance services in Merritt, Logan Lake, Lytton and surrounding areas. Resumes including driver’s abstracts may be emailed, mailed, or delivered. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Attention: Rodney Hafner Yellowhead Road & Bridge 2925 Pooley Ave. Merritt, BC V1K 1C2 jobs@yrb.ca

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A background in newspaper publishing is desirable but not essential. For example, the position may appeal to individuals with experience in marketing, retail sales management or teaching. We will provide training for the suitable candidate. This is a one year term position to fill in for a maternity leave. If necessary we can extend the term longer than one year, but it may require varying the duties. The position is available immediately with a start date no later than January 11, 2021. Please send a letter indicating your interest, along with a CV to; Fuchsia Dragon, Publisher, The Fitzhugh PO Box 428, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0 Email: publisher@fitzhugh.ca

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PRINT & DIGITAL EDITOR The Jasper Fitzhugh is looking for a full-time Print and Digital Editor to manage our news operation. We have a news site - www.fitzhugh.ca - that we update daily, and a weekly community newspaper serving Jasper and the surrounding area. We also publish various speciality products produced on an annual basis.

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

In Loving Memory of

Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information

The successful candidate works well in a team setting, but is self-motivated. You must be community minded, have positive energy, and be a good storyteller within Canadian Press style guidelines. You have to be organized, and able to give clear direction to editorial staff or freelancers.

Cathy Kroening

September 1, 1951 November 14,1995

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• Journalism education: Degree, diploma or certificate; or equivalent work experience. • Ability to organize work and give direction to others in order to meet deadlines. • Ability to work collaboratively with the other members of the management team. • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite and posting to social media.

The company offers competitive benefit and pension plans. The position is based in our office at 612 Connaught Drive, Jasper. The position is available immediately and must start no later than January 11, 2021. Initially the position is for a one year term to fill a maternity leave, but the term can be extended for the right candidate.

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Interested candidates should forward their resume to: publisher@fitzhugh.ca

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CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER The District of Logan Lake situated in the Heart of the Highland Valley, 60 kilometers southwest of Kamloops, is offering a challenging career opportunity for a Chief Administrative Officer. The successful applicant will be a motivated professional with strong values, a high degree of discretion, confidentiality, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated record of commitment to community service. The ability to successfully work with Council, staff, the public, and stakeholders is a key component of this role. The Chief Administrative Officer will also hold the positions of Deputy Corporate Officer, Deputy Director of Finance and Approving Officer. The successful incumbent should possess an Undergraduate degree in a related discipline (business, management or public administration), and a professional designation in Local Government Administration or an equivalent education/experience base. The incumbent shall have broad knowledge of the Local Government Act and Community Charter, a minimum of ten years’ progressive experience in local government administration, and demonstrates the ability to foster exceptional leadership relationships with staff and elected officials. The District of Logan Lake offers a comprehensive benefits package. The annual salary range for this position is between $135,000-$145,000. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references, in confidence no later than 4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 25, 2020. We thank all applicants, but must advise that only those being considered will be contacted.

Hiring Committee District of Logan Lake PO Box 190 Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0 Phone: 250-523-6225 Fax: 250-523-6678 Email: cao@loganlake.ca

Rte 310 – 651-695 2nd Ave, 660-690 3rd Ave, 110-292 Columbia St, 106-321 Nicola St. – 43 p. Rte 317 – 535-649 7th Ave, 702-794 Columbia St(Even Side), 702-799 Nicola St. – 39 p. Rte 323 – 755-783 6th Ave, 763804 7th Ave, 744-764 8th Ave, 603-783 Columbia St(Odd Side), 605-793 Dominion St. – 52 p. Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St, 804-987 Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St. - 64 p. Rte 327 - 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. - 38 p. Rte 331 – 984-987 9th Ave, 1125 10th Ave, 901-981 Douglas St, 902-999 Munro St, 806-990 Pleasant St. - 34 p. Rte 335 - 1175-1460 6th Ave, 1165-1185 7th Ave, Cowan St, 550-792 Munro St. – 56 p. Rte 370 – Nicola Wagon Rd, 35-377 W. Seymour St. - 36 p. Rte 371 – 125-207 Connaught Rd, 451-475 Lee Rd, 7-376 W. St Paul St. – 73 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11-179 W. Nicola St. – 50 p. Rte 380 – Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 69 p. Rte 381 – 20-128 Centre Ave, Hemlock St, 605-800 Lombard St. – 42 p. Rte 384 – 407-775 W.Battle St, 260-284 Centre Ave. – 42 p. Rte 385 – 350-390 W.Battle St, Strathcona Terr. – 29 p.

LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI Rte 402 – 14-94 Bestwick Dr, Mahood Pl. – 28 p. Rte 403 – 405-482 Greenstone Dr, Tod Cres. – 28 p. 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 452 – 1430-1469 Springhill Dr. – 64 p.

Rte 453 – 1575-1580 Springhill Dr. – 73 p. Rte 456 – Springhaven Pl, Springridge Pl, 1730-1799 Springview Pl. – 47 p. Rte 457 – 990 Gleneagles Dr, 662-698 Monarch Dr, 1810-1896 Springhill Dr, Tolima Crt. – 50 p. Rte 458 – Glen Nevis, 803980 Gleneagles Dr, Glenesk Pl, Glenshee Pl. – 86 p. Rte 461 – Glen Gary Dr & Pl, Glencoe Pl, 700-799 Gleneagles Dr. – 49 p. Rte 467 – 1605-1625 Summit Dr. – 30 p. Rte 468 – 320-397 Monmouth Dr, Selwyn Rd, 303-430 Waddington Dr. – 57 p. Rte 471 - 100-293 Monmouth Dr. – 38 p. Rte 474 – Coppertree Crt, Trophy Crt. – 21 p. Rte 475 – Castle Towers Dr, Sedgewick Crt & Dr. – 47 p. Rte 476 – Tantalus Crt, Tinniswood Crt, 2018-2095 Tremerton Dr. – 50 p. Rte 481 – Robson Lane, Whistler Crt, Dr, & Pl. – 67 p. Rte 483 - Breakenridge Crt, Cathedral Crt, Grenville Pl, 409-594 Robson Dr. – 59 p. Rte 486 – Garibaldi Dr. – 40 p. Rte 492 – 2000-2099 Monteith Dr, Sentinel Crt. – 35 p.

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Rte 510 - 372-586 Aberdeen Dr, 402-455 Laurier Dr. – 53 p. Rte 543 – 1250 Aberdeen Dr, Kinross Pl, LinďŹ eld Dr. - 99 p.

PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN

Rte 580 – 1300-1466 PaciďŹ c Way, Prairie Rose Dr, Rockcress Dr. – 83 p. Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 587 – Sunshine Crt, & Pl. – 51 p. Rte 588 – Davies Pl, 1680-1751 Hillside Dr, & Pl, Monterey Pl, Scott Pl. – 46 p.

Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p.

VALLEYVIEW/JUNIPER

Rte 603 - Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, 1625-1648, 1652-1764 Valleyview Dr. - 40 p. Rte 605 - 1770-1919 Glenwood Dr, Knollwood Dr, Vicars Rd. – 61 p. Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815–1899 Valleyview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 19092003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p. Rte 619 – 2710-2797 Sunset Dr, Sunset Lane, 115-159 Tanager Dr, 2583-2799 Valleyview Dr. - 54 p. Rte 660 – 1689-1692 Adams Ave, Babine Ave, 2391-2881(Odd Side), 2472-2578 (Even Side) Skeena Dr. – 60 p. Rte 667 – Birkenhead Dr, & Pl, 1674-1791 Cheakamus Dr, Similkameen Pl. – 61 p.

DALLAS/ BARNHARTVALE

Rte 701 – Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Todd Rd. 87 p. Rte 710 - 1350-1399 Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane, 1300-1399 Todd Rd. - 43 p, Rte 714 – 1181-1247 Highridge Dr. – 44 p. Rte 715 – Country Pl, Meadowland Cres. N. & S. -73 p. Rte 718 – Bel Air Dr. – 24 p. Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas Dr McAuley Pl, Melrose Pl, Yarrow Pl. – 71 p. Rte 785 – 8700-8888 Badger Dr, Badger Pl, Coyote Dr, Fox Pl. – 82 p.

RAYLEIGH

Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr & Pl. – 61 p. Rte 832 - Bolean Dr & Pl, Chilco Ave, Kathleen Pl. – 58 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 836 - Cahilty Cres, Hyas Pl, 4551-4648 Spurraway Rd. – 36 p. Rte 837 - Helmcken Dr, 46544802 Spurraway Rd. – 24 p.

In Loving Memory of Don Sirianni

October 3, 1952 November 18, 2019

BROCKLEHURST/ NORTH SHORE

Rte 19 – Downie Pl & St, Moody Ave & Pl, 2302-2391 Tranquille Rd. – 50 p. Rte 20 – Barbara Ave, Pala Mesa Pl, Strauss St, Townsend Pl, 2105-2288 Tranquille Rd. – 48 p. Rte 24 – Dale Pl, Lisa Pl, 806-999 Windbreak St. – 50 p. Rte 27 – Bentley Pl, Kamwood Pl, 1866-1944 Parkcrest Ave. - 62 p. Rte 30 – 1810-1897 Fleetwood Ave, 995-1085 Southill St. – 29 p. Rte 32 – Laroque St, 17091862 Parkcrest Ave. – 65 p. Rte 129 – Don St, Mars Dr, Neptune Dr, Pluto Dr, Saturn Dr, 101 Tranquille Rd, Universal Way, Venus Dr. – 76 p. Rte 132 – 444-559 McGowan Ave, 101-159 Oak Rd. – 38 p. Rte 134 – 117-146 Aspen St, 105-146 Cedar St, 261-385 Cherry Ave, Hilltop Ave, 441-488 Mulberry Ave, 380-392 Tranquille Rd, 141-163 Wood St. – 51 p. Rte 137 – 144-244 Briar Ave, 106-330 Clapperton Rd, Larkspur St, Leigh Rd, 100-204 Tranquille Rd, Wilson St, - 55 p.

BATCHELOR/ WESTSYDE:

Rte 175 – Norfolk Crt, Norview Pl, 821-991 Norview Rd. – 38 p. Rte 261 – Woodrush Crt, & Dr, 2232-2297 Grasslands Blvd. - 38 p.

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A year has passed since you have left us. We are still waiting for you to drive up, Smile with a twinkle in your eyes and say What’s Up?.

We Love & Miss You.

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Shari Lynn Voll 1975 - 2020

December 16, 1924 - November 3, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shari Lynn Voll. Shari leaves behind Scott Leask (spouse), Maddie (loving dog) and many other loved ones both family and friends. Shari brightened any room she walked into. Anyone who knew her knows how much Maddie meant to her.

Lillian Irene Beck (née Carlson), age 95, passed from this life in the morning of November 3, 2020 at Overlander Extended Care Hospital in Kamloops. She was fighting dementia at the time and complications from a stroke a few days earlier. She is survived by Bill, her husband of 75 years, by her children Karen Gilbert (Lloyd) and Brian Beck (Dawn), and by four grandchildren and their families. Grandchildren include Teri Lynn Finch (Darren), Deanna Gilbert (Tina), Michael Beck (Christie), and Christie Beck (Steve). Great-grandchildren are Nathan and Sarah Finch, and Sagan Gilbert. Lillian was predeceased by her mother Alma Carlson and father Martin Carlson, and all her siblings. Lillian was born on December 16, 1924 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She spent her early years on the family farm in Stewart Valley, the youngest and last survivor of 14 children. In her late teens (early 1940s), Lillian moved to Prince Rupert, BC to live with her sister (Alice) and family, and to attend secretarial school. She met her husband William (Bill) Beck, who was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy in Prince Rupert. Lillian and Bill married in September 1945. Karen, their daughter was born in October 1947, and two years later, their son William (Brian) was born in November 1949.In the early 1950s, Lillian and her family moved to Kitimat where Bill worked on the beltline during the construction of the Alcan aluminum smelter. During that time, the highway was pushed through from Terrace. After two and a half years, the family moved back to Prince Rupert. In 1963, Lillian and her family moved to Kamloops where she spent the remainder of her life. Dad came to Kamloops early to look for work, and Mom and the kids moved after the school was finished.

She will be forever missed and never forgotten. We like to think she’s having tea with our Dad as she was always a helping hand in his final days. Love Always,The Leasks Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Mom started working for Weyerhaeuser in 1963 and retired in 1985. After retirement, they spent the next several years as “snowbirds.” This continued “nomadic life”, Mom and Dad put roots down in Kamloops to be close to their family. Lillian worked for the early part of her family life in the home. She took in boarders in the early years and looked after her own family as well as a couple of men who became family friends. Later, when the kids were old enough, she began working in the office at the Prince Rupert Fisherman’s fish plant, putting her secretarial training to work. After moving to Kamloops in 1964 Lillian became the first secretarial hire for Allen Park who would become one of the founders of Kamloops Pulp and Paper, later becoming Weyerhaeuser Canada Limited. Mom had a penchant for numbers, and she took her role as payroll administer very seriously. She was exceptionally good at her job and had a reputation for “doing the job right.” She joined her husband in retirement in 1985. After moving to Kamloops, Lillian and Bill became members of a local square dancing club. They spent many evenings dancing and socializing with folks who had similar interests. She was a very friendly woman, and because of this, their social lives grew to include several long-term friends in Kamloops. She also worked hard to maintain the connections to people she had met, who included close friends in Prince Rupert and in other parts of North America. Some memorable trips for Lillian include their trip to Montreal for Expo 1967, and in 1970 to Expo in Osaka, Japan along with a 6city tour with the Rube Band. Then they went to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans shortly afterwards. Later, it a cruise to Alaska, and still later, their lengthy cruise from Vancouver, through the Panama Canal and on to the Caribbean and Florida with their children that stood out for her. She always enjoyed travelling to Arizona for the winter, and then returning home for the summers. Lillian is missed terribly by her husband Bill, by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and by the many nieces, nephews and friends that knew her and had spent time with her. Family was a very important part of her life. Due to COVID there will be no service for Lillian. If you wish, please donate to the Royal Inland Hospital in Lillian’s memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Don’t think of her as gone away, Her journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets,

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Gordon Ross Gore BSc, Med, D.Litt, M.S.M. 1937 to 2020

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William (Bill) McLuckie MacLeod Gray Born: February 19, 1933 St. Catharines, ON Died: November 15, 2020 Kamloops, BC

Gordon was born in Toronto, Ontario on November 17, 1937. The family moved to Strathmore, Quebec, then to Lakeside, Quebec. He attended elementary school in Strathmore and Lachine and graduated from Lachine High School at the age of 16 in 1954. He loved playing community hockey in winter and played golf when caddies were allowed on Elmridge Golf Course one morning a week. He earned a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, took teacher training at the University of British Columbia, and earned his Master of Education in Science at UBC. Thompson Rivers University granted Gordon an honorary Doctor of Letters for his work in promoting science through his writings and the BIG Little Science Centre. He taught science and/or Physics at John Oliver High School, Sir Charles Tupper High School, Richmond Secondary, Kamloops Secondary, Westsyde Secondary, Norkam Secondary, and Hatzic Secondary (Mission, BC). He also trained science and physics teachers on the Faculty of Education at UBC. After retiring from teaching in 1990 he taught Science Education 320, Physics 110, and 113 at UCC (now TRU). In 2000 Gordon started the BIG Little Science Centre in one room at David Thompson Elementary School in Westsyde. The Science Centre moved several times between 2000 and 2019 when it lost its last school-based location. Thanks to the efforts of Executive Director Gord Stewart, his hardworking staff, a determined Board of Directors, many generous supporters, and a strong volunteer base, the Centre has risen again at 458 Seymour Street in downtown Kamloops. Gordon wrote and contributed to many science books, the most popular are the ‘hands-on’ Physics 11 and Physics 12, first published in 1986 and still used today. His other main interests were golf and photography. He had a gift for capturing the moment and prints of those memories are still proudly displayed by former students and their families. He was granted numerous awards for promoting science, particularly his founding of the BIG Little Science Centre and his many publications encouraging hands-on science. Some of the most prestigious awards include the Order of British Columbia, the B.C. Teacher of the Year Award, the Eve Savory Award for Science Communication, and the Award for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Award for Science Promotion. Due to failing health, Gordon’s favourite pastimes of playing golf and his active participation at the BIG Little Science Centre were curtailed. Living at The Hamlets in Westsyde, he was able to drive his power chair or scooter to the nearby Dunes Golf Course, where owner Bill Bilton very kindly allowed him to use a golf cart out on the course to take photographs of the abundant wildlife there. Many of those photographs hang in the dining area of The Hamlets, and many others are in self-published photo books. Gordon was predeceased by his father Gilbert Rawson (Ross) Gore, mother Margaret Dow (‘Peggy’) Gore (née Kemp), and older brothers David and Stephen. He is survived by brother Michael in Burnaby, former spouse Betty-May in Kamloops, and her three children by his late brother David: Susanne, David Jr., and Jennifer. He has numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife Victoria. He also leaves behind his children and grandchildren all of whom he was extremely proud - his daughter Karen and her husband Craig Gemmel of Fonthill, ON and their children Laura (Chad Reece) of Welland, ON and Andrew of Boulder, CO and his son Bruce (Rhonda) and their daughter Samantha of Bradford, PA; his favourite sister Nancy Wansbrough (Sandy, deceased) of Collingwood, ON; his sister-in-law Kathy Palmer of Burlington, ON; brother-in-law Peter Marsh (Wendy) of Toronto, predeceased by Victoria’s sister Wendy; nephews and niece. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Bill and Victoria met skiing and over their 48 years together followed their passion visiting ski resorts throughout North America and Europe. Summers were spent sailing and boating on the waters of the Great Lakes and the West Coast. They travelled extensively and met and kept friends from around the world. At home Bill was a voracious reader often coming home with stacks of biographies, history books or political commentaries. He faithfully followed the news reading the Globe & Mail from cover to cover every day on his iPad. There was nothing Bill couldn’t fix. He was “Mr. Fix-It.” He was fiercely proud of his Scottish Heritage and could play by ear many a Scottish Jig on the piano along with his repertoire of old favourites that he kept in his “little black book.” Victoria and Bill moved west from Ontario to settle at Little Heffley Lake so they could ski on Tod Mountain. It was his great desire to ride the new Crystal chair at Sun Peaks but that is not to be. In early August Bill was diagnosed with a brain tumour which he accepted with dignity. He felt extremely fortunate to have lived a fulfilling 87 years with no regrets and a chance to say his last goodbyes to family and friends. The family would like to acknowledge the expertise and compassion of his family physicians - Dr. Steven Broadbent and his assistants Darlene, Jen and Sarah and Dr. David Ritenburg and his assistant Jenny as well as Chris, Sheena and Peter at Pratt’s Compounding Pharmacy. Should friends desire, donations in Bill’s memory to Royal Inland Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. We hope to have a gathering at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

He wishes to acknowledge the wonderful support over the years of former teaching colleague Ken Schroeder and his wife, Mary Ann. Thank you both for being like family to him. Special thanks to Dr. Jill Calder and Dr. Eric Haywood-Farmer for their compassion in the final days. Gordon requested that there be no funeral. At a later date, a cheerful remembrance event will be arranged by the BIG Little Science Centre, where it is hoped some of Gordon’s favourite science demonstrations will be performed by present and former staff. Gordon requested in lieu of flowers donations in memory can be made to the Big Little Science Centre. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Vernon Ervin Liebreich It is with great sadness that the family of Vernon Ervin Liebreich announces his passing after a brief battle with cancer on November 13, 2020 at 72 years of age. He was born on January 3, 1948, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the son of the late Ervin Liebreich and Margaret (Grace) McConnell. He was the middle child of 3 siblings. On December 29, 1984 he married his lifelong partner and sweetheart, Karen. Vern worked for Molson’s and Labatt’s for over 30 years before retiring in 2008 and moving to Tobiano. He was an athlete throughout his life and enjoyed playing baseball, hockey, golf, as well as fishing. Activities he enjoyed with his wife, sons, family, and many, wonderful friends. He was amazing with his hands and could fix or build anything. A talent which benefited all who knew him and soon morphed into a second career as a handyman. Vern’s trademarks were his wonderful smile with the everpresent toothpick, his amazing hands, and a myriad of baseball caps. Vern is survived by his loving wife, Karen of 35 years; sons Justin (Karissa) Liebreich and Dan Liebreich; two step-children Reese McBeth and Jodi McBeth; granddaughter Ruby Grace Liebreich; step-grandchildren Sarah, Sophina, Elijah and Ethan McBeth; step-great granddaughter Mya McBeth; and two sisters Judy (Dave) Woloschuk and Val (Bruce) Hawick. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date TBD. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vern’s memory can be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 Phone: (250) 372-1336. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

Each Loss Each loss is very different, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear? Good times we had together, The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared. I never dreamed you’d go away, Never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here Took for granted each tomorrow. Now my life is all confused Since you went away. You took a part of me And for help I daily pray. But when God sent you to me He never said that you were mine, That I could keep you always – Only borrowed for a time. Now, He’s called you home, I’m sad and I shed tears. Yet I’m glad He loaned you to me And we had these many years.

Mary Jean Hayward Heaven gained another angel. Mary Jean Hayward transitioned to her place of eternal peace on October 25, 2020 at the age of 63. She passed peacefully at her home in Kamloops surrounded by her family, after a long and tough 9 year battle with brain cancer. Mary was born on June 16, 1957 in Whitehorse, Yukon and was a unique soul who touched the lives of so many. She was a devoted wife to her soul mate and husband Dave of 45 years, an amazing mom to her two daughters, Natalie and Sabrina, a Nana to her cherished grandchildren Cole and Sophie, a sister to her siblings Jim and Darlene, a sister-in-law, an Auntie to many nieces and nephews, and a dear, cherished friend to so many. Mary began her career in Fort Nelson, BC where she worked as the school youth worker at the local elementary school. Her love for children was unlike any other as she devoted her life to working with youth and families. When she moved to Kamloops in 1995, she started working with ICS, her career transitioned into a Family and conflict facilitator. Mary spearheaded her own program called NOVA. Nova was a conflict resolution program for families funded by MCFD. Nova was her most treasured accomplishment as she saw the change it created in the lives of both the parents and children with whom she worked with. When she wasn’t changing lives through her work, Mary was changing lives through her creativity. She had an incredible passion for writing and was a self published author who wrote many books, even after being diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumor. You may even have met her at one of her many book signings at Chapters in Sahali. (All her books can be found on Kindle). If she wasn’t sitting at the computer writing one of her many books, she was either sitting at her art table painting or you would find her in the garden. She was deeply passionate about her garden and spent hours upon hours making it look breathtakingly beautiful. Mary was a person of true and unforgettable kindness. She had a way of making everyone feel welcome and you always knew she believed in you more than you believed in yourself. She had a laugh that cannot be forgotten and she touched everyone’s soul who was lucky enough to meet her.

She will be deeply missed by so many. In respect to the current condition of Covid-19, there will not be a celebration of life for Mary until next summer, where we plan to celebrate on her birthday, in her garden. Should friends desire, donations can be made to the Kamloops Food Bank Society or to: www.dyingwithdignity.ca


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Harry Helmut Loerke

January 28, 1933 - October 27, 2020 It is with broken hearts that we announce the unexpected death of our Dad, in the early morning of October 27, 2020 at Royal Inland Hospital. He is survived by his three children - Marion (John), Ken, CorriAnn (Robert), three grandchildren - Janalea (Craig), Jeffrey (Candace), Marina (Scott), and five great-grandchildren, brother Alvin and two nephews - Paul (Pam) and Scott, as well as extended family and friends. He was pre-deceased by his wife Mary, in July 2019. Dad came to Canada from Poland at a young age. He made the long journey with his mother and younger brother to be re-united with extended family here in Kamloops. While adapting to his new life and learning the English language, he worked at a variety of jobs. He was a quick learner and honed his skills in many areas. He worked for the BC Government at Tranquille School in the laundry department. After 35 years of service, Dad retired as Assistant Laundry Manager, when the school closed. He was dedicated and loyal. Dad also had a small business at home doing Television, Radio and Electronic Repairs. He did this evenings and on weekends, working in his shop downstairs or doing house calls for on-site service. He had many loyal customers and many new ones, that heard of his business through word-of-mouth. In retirement, Dad and Mom tended their large property in Brocklehurst. This produced an abundance of fruit and vegetables to sell and share. They enjoyed travelling and camping. Most notable was their trip to Alaska and their excursion across Canada. Dad was proud of his family and followed their activities and accomplishments. He enjoyed family dinners and gatherings. He also enjoyed coffee outings along with a treat of fast food. Dad was a quiet, humble man and very kind and thoughtful to others. He was knowledgeable and skilled in many areas. He completed many household renovation projects. He was a very good cook and made the best homemade bread. He was master Sauerkraut maker at the annual event. He taught his daughters the method and process to ensure the tradition carried on. Dad had a keen interest in history and shared his knowledge of early days in Kamloops and British Columbia. Dad was main caregiver to Mom during her struggle with Dementia, until her passing in July 2019. In the last year, Dad dusted off his sewing machine and sewed a large amount of items, which he donated to the Hospice Home Charity. Most recently, he was busy sewing face masks for Hospice as well. His attention to detail was very apparent in each item. He sewed a total of 1,220 face masks and found this effort very rewarding. The family extends sincere appreciation to the paramedics and firemen, the doctors and nurses in Emergency and 7-North and Dr. Steyn for the outstanding care and compassion given to Dad during this difficult time. Thank you also to Dr. Bourdeau for your ongoing medical care over the years. Thank you to Erin at Drake Cremation for your kind and professional assistance with arrangements.

Dad, you will be missed. As he would say: “I’ll love you and leave you.” Rest in peace.

William Joseph Ross

November 27, 1922 - November 4, 2020 It is with great sadness our family bids farewell to our patriarch, Bill Ross. He died peacefully just weeks away from what would have been his 98th birthday. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He leaves behind his five children: Elizabeth Gordon (Lindsay Gordon), Helen Newmarch (Bruce Newmarch), Ian Ross (Cynthia Ross), Margaret Murphy (Cameron Murphy) and Catherine Ross. He was very proud of his seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who will continue to share his wonderful stories. We pray he is reunited now with our mom, Alena (née Budrawech) who died in 2007. Dad had a wonderful, long life. He was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, part of a big, close clan of Rosses and MacDonalds. His youngest brother Edmund is now the only surviving member of their large family of six siblings. After his time in the air force Dad joined the CN Railway and leapt at an opportunity to work in Kamloops, British Columbia, which was the embodiment of his childhood dream of the “Great North Woods.” Love came next when he saw Alena at a dance, and they were married in 1951. During his long career with the CNR, Bill had many transfers across Canada but the most lifechanging for our family was the move to Zambia in 1969. Lifelong friendships were made there including the family’s beloved friend, Father Flavian (who later performed all the marriages for the siblings.) A move to Brazil soon followed. In 1976 Bill decided to return to Kamloops and go back to being a train engineer - a job he really enjoyed. Bill ended his career with one final overseas assignment in Colombia then settled into retirement back in Kamloops, with our mother by his side. Bill had always loved to fly but had not pursued it while his children were young. In retirement he finally got his Murphy Renegade ultralight airplane and met a wonderful new group of friends at “Knutsford International” where he built his hangar. In between looking after Mom and ferrying grandchildren to and from activities he spent golden hours flying and telling tall tales with other old fliers. As the years passed Dad eventually had to stop flying, but we are so glad he had this time. These are only the barest details of a good man’s life. He was an example to all his family of love, integrity and responsibility. His was truly a life to be celebrated. Many thanks to those who helped his family care for him these last few years, especially Alicia Pasqual. Due to Covid, a small private Catholic Funeral Mass was held for family, but we hope this notice reaches friends we haven’t been able to contact.

Think of Bill and raise a glass.

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Arlee May (Gillies) Larson It is with sadness that we share the passing of Arlee May (Gillies) Larson at the age of 85, on November 8, 2020 in Abbotsford Regional Hospital, after a sudden worsening of a longstanding illness. Arlee was born on October 21, 1935, the youngest of five, to Archie and Lilly Gillies. She was born on the family farm near Big Beaver, Saskatchewan and attended school by horseback to the one room Redstone School. After high school she met and married Allen and followed him to the city where a few years later Becky, then Arne, then Leslie were born. The family then moved to northern Quebec first to Schefferville where Johanna and Michael were born, and then to Sept-Iles. Arlee was a fabulous cook, and excellent seamstress and the home was the full of her children and their friends. In 1985 they retired to Langley for a few years and then Kamloops where many happy years were passed with golfing, friends and grandchildren. In 2010 Allen and Arlee moved to Cedarbrooke Lodge in Mission. Though her illness made the last few years of her life a struggle, she was always smiling and friendly, visiting with her friends at social hour, playing bridge (and winning), getting to know everyone new who joined the Cedarbrooke family. She will be missed. She is survived and sorely missed by Allen her loving husband of 67 years; her sister Margaret Adams; her daughters Becky (Joseph Temple) of Fort St. John, BC; Leslie (Richard Caouette) of Sept-Iles, PQ; and Johanna (Tim Ulmer) of Mission, BC; her grandchildren Meredith, Eleanor and Claire Temple; Russell, Curtis and Stephanie Caouette (Marcel Vollant); Gabrielle and Max Ulmer; and Darcy Larson and her great-granddaughter Olivia Vollant; as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She is predeceased by her sons Arne and Michael, her brothers Charlie, Fred and George, and her parents Archie and Lillie. Due to the pandemic there will be no funeral. As Arlee struggled for more than 30 years with worsening lung function, we invite friends and family to make donations in her name to TB Vets BC at: www.TBVets.org

As you share the stories and the memories of how they lived their lives and how very much they meant, may you find comfort... Karen Lee Bernadette Theresa O’Leary It is with great sadness that we write about the passing of Karen Lee Bernadette Theresa O’Leary (née Taylor), our Mother. She died on the first of November, in her 80th year. Karen left behind her four children, Steven (Marcia), Dawn (Teresa), Samantha (John), Anthony (Kyla), granddaughter Aurora, brother Tom, sister-in-law Kate, “sister” Betty (Woody), and many nieces, nephews and all their loved ones. She also left behind countless cherished friends. Although born and raised in Ontario, British Columbia would become the land that she loved and would call home. From Vancouver to Madeira Park, Parksville to Kamloops, she never entertained living anywhere other than in BC. Karen’s children were her driving force, pride, and joy. Through her examples of caring, loving, hard work, and independence she gave her children all the tools they would need to lead their own, unique lives. Her other great source of pride and joy were her big brothers Tom and Don. These two men made their little sister laugh, they looked out for her, and they always loved her for being her. For that, they always held a special spot in her heart. While Karen always had two big brothers, it was not until her early twenties that she would meet her “sister” Betty Adamson. Like peas and carrots these two women would forever be united by a special bond. Karen’s husband, love, friend, and confidant, Cy O’Leary, passed before she did, and this was a blow from which she never fully recovered. After Cy’s passing, she moved from Vancouver Island to spend her last years with her daughters Samantha and Dawn in the Kelowna and Kamloops area. A dear friend of hers described her as a force of nature, but even nature’s greatest forces have a finale. Karen’s finale was a long and drawn out affair but, true to her nature she never complained and fought to the very end. With her children’s and family’s blessings, their thanks for every selfless act and lesson taught, their unyielding love, and her daughters at her side Karen left her body behind and set her spirit free to wander wherever she so wishes. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you raise a glass of your favourite tipple, say her name three times, and wish her well wherever her path may take her.


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1289 Dalhousie Drive See in-store for details. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Some pictures may not be identical to current models. Some items may not be exactly as shown. Some items sold in sets.

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