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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020 | Volume 33 No. 63

WEATHER Mainly cloudy High 7 C Low 0 C SNOW REPORT Sun Peaks Resort Mid-mountain: 80 cm Alpine: 87 cm Harper Mountain Opening Dec. 12

JESSIE’S XMAS WISH

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Learn all about the recently created New Beginnings Stroke Recovery Group

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Christmas parties, Wildlights event nixed MICHAEL POTESTIO STAFF REPORTER michael@kamloopsthisweek.com

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Brenda McParland, mother of Katherine McParland, pays a visit to the vigil to her daughter that was set up at Kamloops Alliance Church earlier this week. Katherine, executive director of A Way Home Kamloops — a non-profit agency dedicated to ending youth homelessness — died on Dec. 4. She was in her early 30s. Cause of death has not yet been announced and, while the Kamloops RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigate, police have said they do not believe criminality was involved in her death. Turn to pages A12 and A13 for more on this story.

Holiday staple events — including wandering through the Wildlights at the BC Wildlife Park, sitting on Santa’s lap at a mall or travelling to another region in the province for a ski vacation, — have been cancelled, but some alternatives are being planned. Most restrictions on social gatherings have been extended for another month through the holiday season as COVID-19 case counts remain high in B.C. On Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry extended her health orders from November, restricting public gatherings and events to at least Jan. 8, 2021 at midnight. That means no large Christmas or New Year’s Eve gatherings with anybody but those with whom you live. That also means residents are advised to undertake essential travel only and most holiday events are cancelled. The decision has scuttled plans for this year’s Wildlights festival at the BC Wildlife Park, despite a drive-thru option being available. General manager Glenn Grant said a drivethru version was considered, but he noted roadways through the park are too close to some of the animal enclosures and having a lineup of idling cars passing through with their headlights shinning would be intrusive and stressful for the animals.

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THIS IS THE YEAR TO GET OUTSIDE!

Public and media attendance via Zoom only until further notice

Outdoor recreation doesn’t stop when winter arrives, and the City invites residents to explore their community and try new experiences to stay healthy and active this winter by taking advantage of the City’s spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities:

December 10, 2020 9:00 am - Community Services Committee Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street December 14, 2020 1:30 pm - Civic Operations Committee Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

• a multitude of hiking, biking, and snow loops for walking and snowshoeing for all skill levels at the City’s four nature parks: Dallas-Barnhartvale, Kenna Cartwright, Valleyview, and Peterson Creek (parks and trails users are reminded to stay on marked trails to protect the sensitive grasslands and ecosystems that our parks reside in)

December 15, 2020 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

• two disc golf courses located at Rosehill Park and McArthur Island Park

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• the McArthur Island Park mini golf course, which will remain open as long as it remains clear of snow

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• paved recreational walking paths with snow maintenance along the Rivers Trail, West Highlands Park, Xget'tem' Trail, and McArthur Island Park

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With shorter days leading to reduced visibility during peak traffic times, pedestrians become more vulnerable. According to ICBC, nearly half of all crashes involving pedestrians occur between October and January, when daylight hours are reduced. It’s important for both pedestrians and drivers to be aware and take care when visibility is reduced.

Business Licence Renewals The City of Kamloops 2021 Business licence renewals have been mailed. Payments are due by January 1, 2021. Business licence accounts outstanding after January 15, 2021, will have a $25 late payment charge added to the balance owing. If you have not received your renewal notice or if there has been a change to your business, please contact the Business Licensing office by phone at 250-828-3481 prior to submitting the 2021 payment. For payment options visit: Kamloops.ca/BLicensed

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The City’s Transportation Division is installing new equipment and technology to help enhance pedestrian safety. Rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) have been installed mid-block on Tranquille Road, between Knox Street and Palm Street, and at the intersection of Summit Drive and Robson Drive. Both systems went into operation on Monday, December 7. The RRFB crosswalk system is the latest, state-of-the-art technology and the first of its kind in Kamloops. RRFBs feature high-intensity, pedestrian-activated LED flashing lights that are exceptionally noticeable for drivers during both the day and at night, and are visible when headlight glare, wet roads, or other situations create difficult lighting conditions. For pedestrian safety tips, visit: Kamloops.ca/PedestrianSafety

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Members of the New Beginnings group include, from left: Colin and Sharon Cox, Martin Streng, Diana Jansen, Gord Muir, Bev Davies and Lorna Friess, who is president of the organization.

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New Beginnings Stroke Recovery is a group new to both the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund and Kamloops in general, having been created last year after peeling away from the larger Stroke Recovery Association. New Beginnings president Lorna Friess said she wanted to take the group in a slightly different direction. “We wanted to have a different sort of group that was more focused on the people of the group and what their needs were,” she explained. And, as someone whose own stroke occurred in her 40s, she was hoping to create a group that would be more inviting to younger stroke survivors, pointing out there are group members in their 40s and 50s, as well as those more elderly. Prior to COVID-19 restrictions, the group would meet three times a month for mostly social interactions, such as picnics, with a focus on sup-

port and positive experiences. Though physical-distancing requirements have made that more difficult, Friess is hoping some of the money raised via the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund can help. “I have been trying to look at different venues to find a bigger space so we can have meetings still, so we can be separated further apart,” she said. “Unfortunately, it’s been a difficult time for us.” The group has managed to stay in contact through telephone calls, which Friess said has helped members from becoming too isolated, something she thinks can strike anyone this year, not only stroke survivors. As the head of a fairly new organization, Friess is hoping to be able to put some of the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund money toward increasing the number of people working with the group, including those in speech therapy and physiotherapy. She would also like to see group members start an outreach program to connect with stroke survivors while

they’re still hospitalized, to help walk them through the process of recovery and take the first steps in rehabilitation. As it stands now, Friess said, many people are leaving the hospital after a stroke without knowing where to turn for help. “We have the process that we need in lots of places, but the talking isn’t happening, the communication lines aren’t there,” she said. “We just have to open that up.” Those interested in connecting with New Beginnings Stroke Recovery are encouraged to reach out to Friess by email at lornafriess@gmail.com. Donations to the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund can be made directly at the KTW office at 1365B Dalhousie Dr., which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations can also be made online at kamloopsthisweek.com/cheer, thanks to the partnership of the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo, which will also administer tax receipts to all donors.

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 a partnership with the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo, which will also administer tax receipts to all donors.

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Interior Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at the Royal Inland Hospital patient-care tower construction project over. Two 14-day incubation periods have passed since the last case, prompting the health authority’s medical health officer to declare the outbreak over. “While this is positive news, we continue to see COVID-19 transmission throughout the Interior, so it is critical for everyone to remain vigilant and do what they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Interior Health president and CEO and Susan Brown said. Interior Health said all cases associated with the outbreak received appropriate follow-up and have recovered. Contacts of each confirmed case were identified through contact tracing and also received direction from public health. The most recent tally, in late November, had 13 cases connected to the construction site. The outbreak started as a cluster in a group of workers from

The patient-care tower at Royal Inland Hospital is expected to open in the summer of 2022.

the Lower Mainland who were believed to have kept to themselves on site. Those cases came to Interior Health’s attention during the last week of October, but an outbreak wasn’t declared until Nov. 6 with seven cases being reported. After the initial case was found, additional cases were discovered in co-workers who were already self-isolating, but had all been exposed to each other outside the construction site. The patient-care tower work

site has an average daily roster of 320 workers in a 133,000-squaremetre footprint, excluding outside spaces. Roughly 280 people are working indoors and 40 in outdoor spaces. On Nov. 2, general contractor EllisDon closed the work site to conduct a “deep clean” of both indoor and outdoor spaces and Interior Health declared an outbreak later four days later. “Our medical health officers, epidemiology team, communicable disease unit and public health staff are committed to following up on all COVID-19 cases to ensure outbreaks and clusters are contained and to reduce COVID-19 exposures in our workplaces and communities,” said Dr. Carol Fenton, Interior Health’s Kamloops-based medical health officer. “I’d like to extend a special thanks to everyone involved for their co-operation and responsiveness in containing this outbreak,” Construction on the nine-storey patient care tower continues on schedule, with the facility set to open to patients in the summer of 2022.

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t’s cold, dark, and the snow is falling. Your feet are numb and your fingers are like icicles. You need a place to be warm …” So began the talk that Katherine McParland delivered to audiences across Kamloops, throughout B.C. and beyond. With an uncommon blend of courage, enthusiasm and vulnerability, Katherine openly shared her own life experiences: going to live in a shelter with her family as a child, living in 28 different foster homes and finally aging out of the system when she turned 19 and living on the street. She turned those experiences into advocacy, founding A Way Home Kamloops. Each year for the past four years, she inspired strait-laced businessfolk, city councillors and supporters of all ages and circumstances to spend a December night sleeping outside in a cardboard box. The goal is to raise funds for securing safe homes for young people in Kamloops and to heighten awareness of youth homelessness. We did it with hardly a second thought. Thousands of dollars were raised. That was the power of this young woman. To support A Way Home, Katherine surrounded herself with people who could help her achieve her mission. She persistently navigated red tape and — “rooted in action,” as she said — got things done. She worked with the City of Kamloops to develop Canada’s first-ever Youth Homelessness Action Plan.

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CITY HALL She assembled a board of directors and brought in corporate sponsors. Katherine was known both locally and nationally, sat on the board of commissioners of BC Housing and worked with the federal government’s Advisory Committee on Homelessness. A year ago, A Way Home Kamloops opened Safe Suites, communal housing for six youths ages 18 to 25 who are homeless. The suites are supported 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are specifically for those with complex mental-health and/or substance-use concerns. Once basic needs are met, it becomes possible for folks to finish school, find work and make positive peer connections. If we can catch young people before they age out of the foster system, Katherine explained, we’ll save lives and end up with fewer street-involved adults, too. When our earliest experiences are marked by instability and abuse and we’ve learned that even those closest to us can’t be trusted,

finding stability and hope can be difficult. That’s why housing a vulnerable young person takes more than just supplying a bed. It involves coaching, mentoring and support from people who truly get what it’s like to not have experienced comfort and safety. Katherine got it. She worked hard to build trust with Kamloops’ most vulnerable youth and to offer them stability. Katherine reminded me, and many others, that behind every street-involved person is a human being with a story. The next time we see someone sitting in front of a vacant building with a buggy full of belongings — a person who may be behaving erratically and who may have substance-use and mental-health issues — can we remember they were probably once a child who faced endless adversity? That they are someone who hasn’t yet had a chance to be encouraged by someone like Katherine and to see that things could be different? More Safe Suites are needed. Will we rise to the challenge and carry forward the work of Katherine McParland? A Way Home’s Campout to End Youth Homelessness takes place this Friday, Dec. 11. This year, you can participate from your backyard. To make a donation, go to awayhomekamloops.com. Kathy Sinclair is a Kamloops councillor. Council columns appear monthly in the print e dition of KTW and online at kamloopsthisweek.com. Sinclair’s email is ksinclair@kamloops.ca. To comment on this column, email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.


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The River City shines from the hills above Batchelor Heights during another sunny fall day. While today’s forecast calls for clouds, sunshine should return as the week progresses. Aside from some rain during the past two days, Kamloops has enjoyed a remarkable run on spectacular late fall weather. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

LET RIH STAFF USE HOSPITAL PARKADE Editor: As a retired nurse, I felt compelled to write a letter to the paper in response to the Dec. 2 article about staff being unable to park in the presently under-utilized parkade at Royal Inland Hospital (‘RIH staff cite stress of parking problem’). Come on, Interior Health, these are our precious frontline heroes. To expect them to endure a 20-minute walk to their cars in the dark, after extremely stressful shifts and in inclement weather, is ludicrous and disgraceful. If Impark needs to ensure its monetary quota, these staff members are willing to pay for the safety and convenience of being close to their vehicles. Surely ticketing is not the way to go. And to hear of hospital management recommending carpooling in the middle of a pandemic is beyond ridiculous. I wonder what Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry would have to say about that. It’s time to put a heart back into our health-care system and show respect and appreciation to all of these dedicated staff for a job well done. Sandra Henderson Kamloops

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“The animals do come first,” Grant said. “If the drive-thru is going to bother them, we’re taking that option off the table.” Idling trucks would interfere with the grizzlies winter denning, Grant said, noting the cougars and wolves aren’t fond of the usual vehicular traffic around their habitats. Instead, the park will

be offering a virtual tour, filming the 800,000-light setup for people to view online at bcwildlife.org. The park may also keep the lights up into January and February in the hope of holding the Wildlights event later, if restrictions are lifted. It’s the first time in 22 years the Wildlights have been cancelled, which will mean a financial hit to the park. Grant said the event typically brings in 20,000 visitors

and that revenue gets the park through to March. Grant said the park remains stable financially. He said the community supported the park “wholeheartedly” through the summer months, noting even now there is traffic on the limited days the park is open. Prior to the extension on gathering and event restrictions, both Lansdowne and

Northills malls had already forgone any plans to host a Santa Clause this year. However, Sahali and Aberdeen malls had intended to move ahead with the annual tradition, with safety precautions in place. But after the restrictions extension, Sahali Mall opted to cancel its plans for the man in the red suit. Building manager Len Robinson said there are

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no plans for the mall to conduct a virtual or drive-thru event. Drive-in and drivethru events have been allowed to take place for the holidays as an exemption to the health orders. It’s unclear whether Aberdeen Mall will host any sort of alternative Santa event as no one from administration was available for comment before press KTW’s press deadline. Aberdeen had planned to host virtual sessions as part of visits with Santa. Tyler Meade of Tyler Meade Photography, who was to be the photographer for both Aberdeen and Sahali malls, said he is planning to offer an alternative, but it’s still tentative as he tries to get approval from Interior Health. “It’s a slow process,” Meade said, noting he has received approvals from WorkSafeBC. Sun Peaks chief marketing officer Aidan Kelly said he was not surprised to see health orders extended. However, he added, it will have a significant impact on the resort.

Sun Peaks had a record opening start to the season and season’s pass holders have been out more frequently amid the pandemic — due to pent-up demand, more time to kill and skiing deemed a safe pandemic activity — but single day ticket sales have been down. Kelly said that is likely to worsen into mid-December and the Christmas holidays, when more destination tourists would typically arrive. “There’s a big component in the ski resort world that’s tied to the Christmas holidays,” Kelly said. “If you don’t have a strong Christmas, it’s pretty much impossible to have a strong year. So, I wouldn’t say this is a death blow, but it’s definitely a bit of a knockout punch, I guess. We’re in a bit of a tricky spot now.” Kelly said he will be working in the coming days with impacted guests. One silver lining is season’s pass holders and locals won’t see the typical long lineups of holidays past. “Over the Christmas

holidays, you’re normally sharing the resort with visitors from all around the world,” Kelly said. “The way it looks right now, you’ll have it to yourself as your own private backyard for this Christmas holidays.” VACCINES DAYS AWAY B.C. is set to receive its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine as early as next week, according to Henry. Later this week, health officials will be providing a briefing on the logistics of B.C.’s rollout of the vaccines and the vaccines themselves. Henry said it will be an important start to begin protecting seniors and health-care workers in long-term care homes from COVID-19. Though vaccines are on the way, Henry said the rate of increase in cases of the virus has been steep, particularly in the Lower Mainland, though cases have levelled off in the past few days, showing the current health restrictions are working. “But we are not yet through this storm and we cannot let up now,” she said.


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KGHM opens office in downtown core

A KGHM sign leans against the wall of an office at 201-242 Victoria St. in downtown Kamloops on Dec. 3. The company formerly had office space in the 100-block of Seymour Street. JESSICA WALLACE/KTW

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KGHM — the company that is the majority owner behind the failed Ajax copper and gold mine proposal south of Aberdeen — is in the process of opening a new office on Victoria Street in downtown Kamloops. Last week, a press release was issued by Abacus Mining and Exploration Corporation, which owns 20 per cent of the interest in the Ajax project, noting a local office had opened in the past two weeks. KTW has learned that new location is 201-242 Victoria St., in second-floor office space near Kelly O’Bryans and across the street from Red Wing Shoes. KGHM previously occupied office space at 124 Seymour St., but that

location shuttered after the proposal was rejected in December 2017, at the environmental assessment stage. KGHM’s company website points to the office space and, when KTW visited, a KGHM sign could be spotted through the window, on the floor and propped up against the wall. It appears to be the beginning of a new proposal for the mine. The company previously hired Michal Wypych as the new Ajax superintendent. The press release said despite the “setback” of the rejected environmental application certificate in 2017, KGHM consultation with Abacus has continued to advance the project and evaluate strategies to potentially resubmit the environmental application. KTW has reached out to Wypych for comment.

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Advocate McParland left a ‘defining legacy’ Katherine McParland (seen here in an image used at this week’s vigil) was executive director of A Way Home Kamloops, a non-profit agency devoted to working on ending youth homelessness. McParland herself was homeless for a period of time after aging out of the foster system. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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An overnight campout held annually outdoors to raise money in a bid to end youth homelessness will be much more difficult this year as it continues without the woman and driving force of the event — Katherine McParland. McParland, who died on Friday, Dec. 4, is being remembered by her peers as a “vibrant, energetic and remarkable young woman” who overcame adversity and fiercely advocated for youth. “Her defining legacy is that we are all much more aware of the harm that’s caused by youth homelessness and the extent of it in this country,” said Louise Richards, president of the board of directors for A Way Home Kamloops, for which McParland was executive director. On Monday morning, A Way Home Kamloops held a press conference following the death of McParland, who was in her early 30s. The cause of her death has not been released. Richards cited heartbreak — which has been repeated through many social media posts — over the loss of McParland. She said the board was informed of McParland’s death on Saturday night and met all day Sunday, advising staff and youth in A Way Home Kamloops

programs of the news. Richards said the board has no information about the cause of McParland’s death. “We cannot express the depth of the loss to the community and to the A Way Home Kamloops organization,” Richards said. “Katherine lived her work, created new pathways to end youth homelessness and inspired many others to join her in this critical work.” Richards said McParland overcame challenges to complete a masters of social work and achieved much for her age, including starting the non-profit A Way Home Kamloops agency, co-founding the BC Coalition to End Youth Homelessness, sitting on a federal advisory committee dealing with youth homeless-

ness and advocating for systemic change to improve conditions for youth in foster care. McParland herself spent much of her teenage years in foster homes and, once she aged out of the system at 19, was homeless in Kamloops for a period of time. She told her story often, talking about how she would sleep outdoors and couch surf at the homes of friends. In her presentations, McParland would describe foster care as the “superhighway to homelessness,” noting kids run away when foster homes do not meet their needs. When she turned 19 and aged out of foster care, McParland joined foster siblings on the street and described being abused.

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McParland eventually secured housing and enrolled at Thompson Rivers University, obtaining her social work degree in 2016. Richards said A Way Home Kamloops will continue McParland’s work. Asked about leadership succession planning, she said discussions are being held regarding an interim executive director. Letting staff, youth and the community know of McParland’s death were the first steps, she said. “Katherine was a compassionate fighter, never shying away from the tough issues that impacted her community,” said Attorney General David Eby, who is also the minister responsible for housing. She drew on her own lived experiences, as a child who grew up in the foster care system and experienced extensive periods of homelessness, in serving as a commissioner on BC Housing’s board. Her knowledge was invaluable in supporting our work to address homelessness while supporting people.”

Cassie Doyle, board chair of BC Housing, where McParland served on the board of commissioners, called McParland a “transformative force.” “Katherine radiated positivity,” Doyle said. “She was courageous in giving a voice to those often systematically excluded and in pushing for the meaningful inclusion of youth with lived experience in decisions that affected them.” The annual Campout to End Youth Homelessness, held to raise funds and provide community members with the experience of sleeping outside on the streets of Kamloops, is planned for Dec. 11 and will proceed. Richards said Katherine was a woman of action and would have wanted the event to continue. Richards said youth involved in A Way Home Kamloops programs are feeling a sense of loss, but community partners have come forward to offer counselling for both youth and staff, which will be utilized. She encouraged donations to A Way Home Kamloops, which is online at awayhomekamloops. com. A two-day vigil for McParland was held on Monday and Tuesday at Kamloops Alliance Church, with McParland’s mother, brother and sister attending. A friend of McParland’s is also organizing a walk in memory on Victoria Street on Dec. 16.

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Police, coroner’s office probing death of McParland BUT RCMP SAY INITIAL STEPS OF INVESTIGATION INDICATE CRIMINALITY NOT LIKELY INVOLVED TIM PETRUK STAFF REPORTER tim@kamloopsthisweek.com

Police are looking into the circumstances surrounding the weekend death of a well-known Kamloops youth advocate, but investigators do not suspect foul play. Katherine McParland, executive director of A Way Home Kamloops, died on Friday, Dec. 4. RCMP Sgt. Darren Michels said

police were called to a home in the 100-block of Lorne Street just after 9 a.m. on Saturday for a report of “an unexpected death of a woman in her 30s.” He said Mounties and the BC Coroners Service are conducting fact-finding investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death. “Police do not believe that criminality was involved at this time, although a full determination has

not yet been made,” Michels said. The 100-block of Lorne Street fronts Riverside Park and has no detached houses, though there many be apartment units in a building on the south side of the street. The north side of the 100-block of Lorne Street has Riverside Park, Heritage House and its parking lot. The Sandman Signature Hotel is on the south side of the 200-block of Lorne Street.

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A Kamloops-area man is standing trial in B.C. Supreme Court this week, accused of sexually assaulting the eight-year-old daughter of his recently deceased friend 11 years ago. The 44-year-old man cannot be named under a court-ordered ban on publication of any information that could identify the victim. The incident is alleged to have taken place in a small community near Kamloops in 2009. Court heard the alleged incident took place not long after the complainant’s father had died. Crown prosecutor Frank Caputo

said in a brief opening statement on Tuesday that the young girl and her brother spent a weekend at the home of one of their father’s friends. Over the weekend, court heard, the young girl slept in the man’s bedroom. He is accused of touching her on multiple occasions and at one point removing her clothes and sexually assaulting her. The trial, in front of B.C. Supreme Court Justice Len Marchand, is slated to wrap up this Friday.

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A local nail salon is out more than $1,500 worth of products and equipment in what appears to have been a targeted overnight burglary. The lone suspect broke into Robin’s Room salon at about 4 a.m. on Monday, entering the business by breaking through the locked front door at 141 Victoria St., owner Robin Clements told KTW. The salon — which opened for business this past summer — is located on the second floor of the building above Bikini Bill’s Tanning. Clements described the theft as odd because the suspect stole only equipment and products — two ultraviolet LED lamps, LAC-IT gel polishes and a nail art kit that Clements keeps tucked out of site behind her desk. The cash register and a tablet computer were left untouched. “Nothing else had been ransacked through,” she said. “It’s really suspicious.” Nicole Clay, who co-leases the space with Clements, realized a few hours later there had been a break-in and the RCMP was called. “Nobody else on the second floor was

broken into, except us,” Clements said. The suspect, who was spotted on security footage, appeared to be a woman wearing a large tan-coloured winter jacket who walked with a limp, Clements said. She noted it appeared the culprit knew where the security camera was located, given the way the burglar positioned herself. The suspect broke in via the front door’s mail slot and left behind some tools and a balaclava. Clements described the break-in as unfortunate due to myriad circumstances, including not having contents insurance to cover the losses. “We’re both single moms of two boys each and we work our butts off,” Clements said. “This place is our blood, sweat and tears. We just opened, trying to get off the ground during COVID as is, and then this happens right before Christmas.” Anyone with any information about the break-in is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). • Meanwhile, Lenn Korobanik, who coowns RC Nation on Victoria Street West — and who also opened for business this year — said there has been no development in the

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City to spend more on site that will house day care In June 2019, Children’s Circle Daycare Society, the non-profit that operates a day care, announced — alongside Arpa Investments and the City of Kamloops — plans to build a new $2.5-million 12,000-square-foot facility in Sagebrush. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

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The city will spend an extra $300,000 on property it traded with a local developer to build a nonprofit day care, for a total of $600,000. On Tuesday, council approved additional funding from its land sales reserve for grading and a retaining wall ($140,000), BC Hydro upgrades ($91,000) and site servicing ($125,000) at 1430 Ninth Ave. in Sagebrush. The city earlier swapped the property, which was formerly slated to be developed into supportive housing, for two properties owned by Arpa Development in Valleyview. Children’s Circle Daycare was evicted from its former building due to expansion at Royal Inland Hospital. Marvin Kwiatkowski, the city’s development director, said some projects come before staff and council when not

all of the information is yet known. City real estate manager David Freeman noted three significant issues. The Ninth Avenue property has steep grading and play space requirements were not considered in initial plans for the day care. Freeman said significant regrading of the property is required. Freeman said another issue is an expensive BC Hydro upgrade. In addition, it was initially thought the city could provide sewer servicing to the property from Fraser Street and water from Robinson Crescent.

However, when COVID-19 hit, a specialized driller was unable to do the work, a city report on the matter states, and city crews were rescheduled to construct the water and sewer works with specialized equipment. Freeman compared the process to threading “the eye of a needle through a hurricane” due to navigation around swimming pools and an existing gas line. He said it involved some hand digging. Freeman said the city was footing the bill for the costs because the principle behind the Arpa deal was that there

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Work continues on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in multiple locations in Kamloops, including in the hills immediately above Batchelor Heights. Heavy machinery has been in the hills from north of Westsyde all the way west to above Brocklehurst for the past few weeks. The green pipe has been laid out as prep work continues. At night, residents can look up and see telltale lighting at various points of the project.

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Thompson Rivers University is pushing back the start of the 2021 winter semester by a week — to Jan. 11 — for face-to-face and online courses. The change applies to courses originally scheduled to begin on Jan. 6, Jan. 7 or Jan. 8. Courses scheduled to begin on Jan. 4 or Jan, 5 (or after Jan. 8) are not impacted and will begin as scheduled. In addition, courses

involving field placements will start the week of Jan. 4 as scheduled. The university said 100 percent of course content will be taught during the reduced number of instructional days; therefore, there will be no changes to tuition and fees. The change in winter semester start date does not impact Open Learning courses. With the new start date, the deadline to pay tuition and fees

is now Jan. 8, rather than the previous deadline of Jan. 5). Reading break will take place as scheduled, from Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, while the winter semester will end as scheduled on April 13. The university will close for winter break from Dec. 24 to Jan. 3, with the campus reopening on Jan. 4. More information is online at tru.ca/current/winter-semester. html.

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Kamloops real estate market remains red-hot SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER sbrady@kamloopsthisweek.com

Real estate numbers continue to hit record highs in Kamloops. November saw sales 40 per cent higher than November 2019 and, with 262 homes changing hands, a 10-year high was set, besting 2017’s mark of 217 sales. Home prices are also up, with the average MLS residential price at $486,376 for the month — 10.7 per cent higher than

November 2019 and 4.2 per cent higher than October 2020. New listings were down in November, with 264 homes up for sale compared to 348 listings in October 2020. Kamloops and District Real Estate Association president Wendy Runge said the recordsetting figures are due to pentup demand caused by the pandemic. “Compared to last month, the market has slowed down a little;

For more news, go to kamloopsthisweek.com however, this has been by far the best November in terms of units sold in the last decade,” Runge said. Despite a number of recent record-setting months, November marks the first month the total number of sales has surpassed 2019’s figures.

Runge said this is due to slower springtime sales, which greatly declined in March, April and May due to the pandemic. “The real estate market here has been, statistically, unaffected throughout the pandemic,” she said. The swift rebound of the market should continue into 2021, Runge said, driven by high demand, low interest rates and a rising average price. While low inventory will con-

tinue to be an issue for buyers, Runge said she’s optimistic that in the new year, sellers will feel more at ease to put their property on the market as uncertainties over the pandemic ease some. “This should help our inventory levels bounce back and, while still likely being a seller’s market for quite some time as the demand is still pent up, we should see the market trending towards being more balanced by the end of 2021,” she said.

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Residential construction continues to be consistently strong in Kamloops, according to the city’s latest building permit stats. In November, the city issued 116 building permits valued at $10.4 million. Thirty-three permits were issued for residential construction projects, worth $7.9 million. Of that, $4.5 million worth of permits were issued for single-family dwellings. In addition, another $1.3 million worth of permits were issued for six single family-dwellings in a strata. The city’s building manager, Jason Dixon, said residential construction has been “really consistent” this year. He said it is a point that often gets lost when large projects — such as the $417-million Royal Inland Hospital patient-care tower — hit the books, Dixon said it is a good sign. “Historically, Kamloops really relied on that residential construction as the bread and butter of our building stats for a long time,” Dixon said. “These last couple of years, we’ve had some other projects to talk about, but it’s nice to see in the back-

ground this strength and consistency carries through.” Residential construction to date has been on par or exceeded that of last year. Through November, the city has issued 474 residential permits worth $159.6 million, compared to 435 permits issued through the same time in 2019, worth $161 million. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, residential additions and alterations continue to outpace last year. The city has issued to date 209 such permits, valued at $12.6 million, compared to 152 residential additions and alterations permits in 2019, worth $7.4 million. November of 2019 was a stronger month overall, with 97 permits issued worth $25 million. Dixon said the main difference between November 2020 and the same month last year is a lack of big projects. November 2019 saw two significant multifamily projects. “I think it’s been a really consistent year in that residential side,” he said. Through November, the city has issued 1,393 building permits worth $377 million — a value that is a record for a year — compared to 1,333 through the same time in 2019, valued at $271.8 million.

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As the union representing city workers moves forward with arbitration next summer over the city’s bylaws department restructuring, the city plans to continue its transition. “We’re just disappointed it had to come to this,” Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 900 president Carmen Sullivan told KTW. “We want to make sure that we’re looking out and keeping things fair. We have a collective agreement for a reason and that’s the intent. It’s extremely stressful for the members and their families. It’s been an extremely stressful process that started in July and it seems to not be ending.” In a press release issued on Dec. 2, the union said the city gave CUPE 900 no alternative but to move forward with arbitration, which is set for August 2021. Sullivan explained the city and union had eight meetings as a result of the city signalling to the union section 54 of B.C.’s Labour Code, telling the union it would be restructuring the bylaws department. According to the B.C. Labour Code, Section 54 deals with “adjustment plans,” including plans by an employer to introduce a change that affects the terms, conditions or employment of a significant number of employees to whom a collective agreement applies. Sullivan said the union felt the meetings did not result in “meaningful conversation,” but were more about the city telling the union what it was planning to do. Sullivan argued the employer is breaching article 27 of the

collective agreement, which deals with severance pay. She said the city has eliminated the bylaws officer jobs, saying they are going to reorganize and that severance pay is provided on redundancy. According to the union, however, the bylaws positions are not redundant because the work is still required. Sullivan said based on the new job description provided, duties currently being done by bylaws officers will continue to be done. Sullivan said it is wrong for the city to eliminate jobs based in redundancy when different people are being hired to do the same work of former employees. Other concerns of the union include elimination of four full-time jobs that will result in fewer officers doing more work, leaving longtime staff behind and eliminating work-life balance. Sullivan said some of the bylaws officers have been city employees for more than three decades and, with the new restructure, they don’t fit. Part of that is because of training requirements of the new role, including physical assessment tests. Sullivan said bylaws officers in their 60s would have passed the test when they first started with the city, but may not be able to do so now. Sullivan said the union does not see the correlation between the job description and the level of fitness test being required. While bylaws officers are currently working set shifts, Sullivan said the new positions will be rotating shifts, which makes child-care and family balance difficult. City of Kamloops CAO David Trawin said the union is within its rights to seek arbitration.

However, he said the city is of the stance that the decision will improve community safety. Trawin said council had asked administration to address increasing community complaints about safety. He said it was felt reorganization of bylaws and changing of job descriptions in the collective agreement would help, with the city planning education and training and increased responsibilities. “It’s basically a bylaw officer on steroids, let’s put it that way,” Trawin said. “There will be different functions, different things needed to do, different expectations, different training, which we’re working on now. And we have been working with the union for the past four, five months on this. “Obviously, there’s disagreements on the best way to do it. But we feel we are within our rights to do that.” Trawin said the city is planning to work within its current budget, noting the plan is for the new roles to receive higher pay than what bylaws officers currently receive. Trawin said it is not yet know how many people will lose their jobs. The union is calling for the transition to be halted until arbitration takes place next summer. However, Trawin said the issue cannot wait. He expects the full transition will occur in the new year, with the jobs having already been posted and several union people having applied for the community service officer role, others seeking other positions and others notifying the city of retirement. “It’s too big of an issue,” Trawin said. “We will be continuing to move forward.”

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Tranquille was a unique institution, with a kitchen big enough to feed everyone and surrounded by bountiful farms. Along with providing those kinds of day-to-day needs, it also had occupational therapy programs, lifestyle programs and, “every program that you would need to help with mental challenges, to acquire some life skills and get people back on their feet,” Steeves said. What struck Steeves most by the sit-in was the commitment he saw among the workers there. “They would have stayed forever. If you’d asked them to stay, they would have stayed forever. They were tough. They were brave,” he said, recalling how workers even taunted the RCMP to come and arrest them. Ultimately, the institution closed one year later, but did so with a plan for its residents. The workers, meanwhile, ended the dispute having made no concessions, with many later transferring to other positions in the province. “We got everything we could out of the occupation. We got enough publicity and all that. Doing it longer just didn’t make a lot of sense,” Steeves said. Tranquility Lost was published by Harbour Publishing and is available at local bookstores. Editor’s note: Gary Steeves died on Tuesday, Dec. 8, of unspecified causes.

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For the second year in a row, 14-year-old Cassie McNutt is helping to raise money for a local charity through her family’s holiday light display. This year, the teen is asking people to donate gifts for Christmas Amalgamated. “This year, we wanted to give back to the

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e-transfer to donmmcnutt@gmail.com and the family will purchase gifts with that money. McNutt’s primary duty is to properly sanitize all the donations each day upon returning from school. Though Cassie said she doesn’t have any particular fundraising goal in mind, she noted every bit helps, asking those with even a bit of a giving streak to help out.

Cassie said she wants to keep the fundraising tradition going in the years to come. “It’s super fun to do

and it feels really good to do it,” she said. “I’m definitely going to carry on with this for as long as I can.”

Cassie McNutt with some of the items she collected last year for charity via her family’s Christmas lights display in Dallas. This year, the 14-year-old is asking visitors to the frontline health workers-themed display to bring a new, unwrapped gift for kids. Cassie will then donate what she collects to Christmas Amalgamated.

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The Kamloops Hospice Association has launched its Bucket List Online Raffle as a fundraiser for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House. There are five Bucket List experiences to be won, each with a value ranging from $4,000 to $6,000. The five Bucket List experiences are: • An interactive cooking experience with Chef Ryan Clark. • Painting with artist Trish Selmer in her studio. • A VIP tour and experience for two with the Rust Brothers TV show crew. • Gift certificates from local businesses to spruce up your outdoor living space. • Seventeen rounds of golf around Kamloops Learn more about each bucket and purchase tickets online at hospicebucketlist.com. Ticket prices range from $10 to $100 value packages. Purchasers decide into which bucket their tickets go. Tickets will be sold until Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. Draw date is Feb. 25 at noon.

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Send Jessie a card and make his Christmas brighter MOTHER OF TEEN BEATEN IN 2016 ATTACK IS ASKING FOR CARDS TO RAISE HER SON’S SPIRITS Jessie Simpson was in Vancouver General Hospital last week, where he underwent corrective surgery. After being attacked in June 2016 by Kristopher Teichrieb, Simpson, then-18, had emergency brain surgery and was in a coma until 2017. He was discharged from hospital in April 2018 and now lives in a long-term care facility, where he receives around-the-clock care. SUE SIMPSON/FACEBOOK

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Sue Simpson wants to bring holiday cheer to son Jessie as her recovers from his most recent surgery. Mother and son are at Vancouver General Hospital for some corrective surgery for the 23-year-old, who was left with lifelong brain injuries after being attacked in the earlymorning hours of June 19, 2016, when he became separated from his group of friends. He wound up on the property of Kristopher Teichreib, near the corner of Holt Street and Clifford Avenue in Brocklehurst. Teichrieb attacked Jessie with a metal baseball bat and with his fists. According to witnesses, the bulk of the attack took place in the middle of the street after Jessie tried to run from Teichrieb. In 2018, Teichrieb pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to seven

years in prison, where he remains today. After an emergency brain surgery, Jessie was in a coma until 2017 and was discharged from hospital in April 2018. He now lives in a long-term care facility, where he receives around-the-clock care. With the holiday season upon us, Sue said she wants to warm her son’s heart. “He’s a really strong

boy. He’s gone through so much and he’s fought on. He loves people and he’s a very big people person,” she said. “But right now, he can’t have visitors. We usually have a big Christmas party for Jessie and we invite people in the community who have helped us. But because of COVID, we can’t do that and it’s just really hard on him right now.” Sue said Jessie

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loves to read, which is why she is asking for Christmas cards this season. “This is one way to bring joy to him and bring some quality back

into his life,” she said. “At 23, when you can’t walk, you’re in a wheelchair in full care, wearing diapers, it’s hard. “And to bring any

kind of cheer to him, even if it’s just words on paper from people who love him, that will make the difference.” Christmas cards for Jessie can be sent to P.O. Box 233 Savona, B.C. V0K 2J0. Meanwhile, a civil trial related to the attack is scheduled to begin in B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 11, 2021. Last month, Teichrieb was found civilly liable by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Len Marchand. Lawyers representing Simpson have accused Teichrieb of hiding

assets after the attack, in anticipation of a lawsuit. Teichrieb is alleged to have sold his $587,000 Clifford Avenue house to his parents for $1 six months after the assault. With Teichrieb’s liability having been determined, the only issues at trial will be monetary. Simpson’s lawsuit is seeking damages and care costs. In November, Teichrieb was denied parole. He will be eligible for statutory release on April 2, 2021.

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the kibosh on the traditional ICCHA / Wish Fund spring gala, but that didn’t mean the group couldn’t still provide both a fundraising project and a hot meal for supportive Kamloops citizens. It just meant they had to do it a slightly different way. “When COVID hit, the first thing we ended up doing was, OK, we have to stop the gala,” explained Al Patel, founder of the ICCHA/Wish Fund, which raises money for Royal Inland Hospital. “What do we do next?” The solution was to create a physically distanced dinner event, which meant converting the regular gala into a drive-thru take-out experience. Meals were handed out to those who pulled their vehicles through the Colombo Lodge parking lot. The ticket price of $99 included dinner and dessert for two, as well as a bottle of wine. The drive-thru fundraiser managed to raise $36,000 from dinner sales, which was, unfortunately, quite a bit less than the $100,000 the group usually realizes from the spring gala. To help make up some of the difference, there is now a 50/50 draw running, with the prize winner to be announced on Feb. 12, 2021. Tickets are available online

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Kamloops wouldn’t be able to do much beyond viewing the heart, meaning local heart patients will need to continue travelling to Kelowna for cath-lab treatment, something Patel is working toward ending. “My position has always been for the last 12 years — the heart is the most important muscle of our body,” he said. Patel is passionate about enhancing cardiac care RIH in large part because heart disease has struck close to his home. “My family, my mom, my brother, my sister, they all died of heart problems,” he said. The ICCHA / Wish Fund was founded in 2007. For more information, go online to iwishfund.com.

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at iwishfund.com. The ICCHA/Wish Fund raises money for urgently needed equipment at RIH, with a focus on cardiac care. The group is currently trying to reach the $300,000 goal to bring an echocardiogram unit to the hospital and hopes to eventually work with health authorities in establishing a catheterization laboratory in Kamloops. A cath lab allows doctors to perform minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. “What this equipment will do is it will allow the doctors now to see where the heart blockage is visually,” Patel said. Unfortunately, even after obtaining the device, doctors in

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Dr. Lee Jonat (left) explains the function of a percutaneous nephrolithotripsy device that gives doctors a new tool to help kidney stone patients. The device was purchased through a donation from the ICCHA/Wish Fund in 2015. Looking on are Bas Gowd and Al Patel of the ICCHA/Wish Fund.

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After coming out publicly, I truly am free at last

I

want to update you about coming forth regarding my addiction and recovery. Initially, I wrote that coming out was terrifying and it was. I didn’t know what to expect. Today, I can say this is the most freeing thing I have ever done in my life. In the 12-step program, it is said that we are only as sick as our secrets. My addiction was a secret — and a big one. There is shame, stigma, remorse, guilt and hatred attached to this disease. I felt all of that. For some reason, I mistakenly thought it was because of you that I had to live in my fear. After “coming out” (I put this in quotations because it does feel like coming out and I imagine it might be how LGBTQ2 people must first feel), I recognize my fear was based only upon my own shame. It had nothing to do with you. However I projected it onto others. I said I couldn’t disclose because I knew people hated addicts like me. But today, after sharing openly and honestly about who I am —- the love, the acceptance, the freedom I feel —- it is beyond my wildest imagination.

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. Facing my fear head-on, by becoming honest, open and transparent, has been the biggest gift of recovery today. I have no secrets. None. I am totally free. I have nothing to hide. I cannot believe how liberating this is. Even in meetings, when I share, like I did today — about anonymity — I talked about how good it felt to be open about recovery. I don’t talk about which anonymous program I belong to as I need to honour the traditions, but I am able to talk freely about recovery. No one has a monopoly on this. Yet I used my fear to hide behind the concept of anonymity. When I shared in the rooms with such passion and strength, people reacted. Some of them shared

hurtful words — about ego, about staying hidden — and they needed to do so because otherwise they might be attacked. They feared losing their jobs. They feared people judging them. So when I said I was free at last, some of them unknowingly attacked. They misunderstood. I was there once and I totally understand. But there is no way I could know what I didn’t know until I knew that I didn’t know it. I didn’t know how much freedom I could have by being open in public. I can talk about the 12 steps. After all, my brother and sisterin-law, who suffer no addiction, once came to a meeting with me. They loved what they heard. My sister-in-law was jealous. She wanted what I had. So she went to her church and

they started Freedom Sessions, based on the 12 steps. Thus, I am free today to talk about recovery and the 12 steps, as long as I don’t say which anonymous group to which I belong. There are, after all, several: AA, NA, ACOA, ALANON and even Clutters Anonymous. I could fit in with all. But today, I know my freedom comes from working the steps. I no longer hide. I have faith in my recovery. I think now that maybe my addiction wanted an out, that it wanted to hide, that it knew that if I was public and relapsed, it would be brought out quite quickly. So, what better way than to keep it in the shadows, tell no one and that way, when I did relapse, I could keep using with no accountability to anyone but me. There was shame in my drinking and regret in my drugs. Recovery? Well, heck, what better life can there be but to be accountable, responsible and admit when I am wrong? And the whole basis of this is to freely give back what I got, to help others, to be of service. Now what is there to be ashamed about in all of that?

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DONATIONS ARE A CUT ABOVE: The Kamloops Sexual Assault and Counselling Centre’s sexual assault response team co-ordinator Alix Dolson (left) and the Canadian Mental Health Association’s manager of community and vocational integration Christa Haywood-Farmer each receive a cheque for $1,610, presented by Nathaniel Martin on behalf of fellow workers at Teck Highland Valley Copper. Martin also presented a gift of art to the CMHA for its clubhouse and donated $1,110 to United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo through his Cutober GoFundMe campaign, which saw Martin’s six-year-old daughter cut his hair in a bid to raise money for the cause. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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LODGING DONATIONS TO CITY ORGANIZATIONS: President Mike Wolansky (right) and past-president Wayne Saboe (left) of Kamloops Elks Lodge 44 presented donations to the following organizations recently: $2,000 to the New Heights Autism Support Society, $3,000 to the Kamloops Food Bank, $2,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 Poppy Fund and $3,000 to the Salvation Army, with the latter donation accepted by captains Cory (centre right) and Kelly Fifield.

ONGOING A Way Home Kamloops is accepting registrations for its fourth annual Campout To End Youth Homelessness. The campout is an annual fundraiser that helps shine a light on youth homelessness in Kamloops. Participants camp overnight, outside in a cardboard box, and collect pledges for the cause. Campers are encouraged to raise money to fund programs that help support homeless youth in Kamloops. With physical distancing a priority, what is normally a group campout event of more than 50 people will now see 30 people camping in McDonald Park in North Kamloops on Dec. 11 and into Dec. 12. For more information, go online to awayhomekamloops.com.

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elcome to the weekly Kamloops Art Page. With the COVID-19 pandemic upending society — socially and economically and dominating news for the foreseeable future — we understand pandemic fatigue can set in for even the most ardent followers of current events. While continuing to cover all pandemic and non-pandemic-related news, KTW has also worked hard at featuring positive stories from the crisis, tales that capture the essence of humanity, be it volunteers sewing thousands of masks for health-care workers or musicians offering up weekly free concerts online. This page is an attempt by KTW to bring some colour into the lives of our readers

via artwork created locally. We hope to, on a weekly basis, use this page to showcase works by various Kamloops artists, with between one and three pieces displayed. Thanks for reading Kamloops This Week and we hope this page can help ease the stress of this uncertain era in which we are living. Email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com if you have any questions or suggestions relating to this page.

Email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com if you have submissions for Kamloops Art Page. FOX, BY ADRIANA PERKINS DUFFERIN ELEMENTARY, GRADE 5 (2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR) “I like foxes, so that gave me the idea about what to draw. This picture has a cute and warm feeling to it, as I like animals. I saw the sketch in my head before I drew it and I was pleased with the results.”

ROSES, BY HALLE ALEC HALDANE ELEMENTARY, GRADE 6, (2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR) “I don’t draw as much as I used to, but I still like drawing and painting. In art, the main things I do are sketching and painting. I don’t model stuff with clay of anything like that. My favourite thing to sketch are roses and my favourite thing to paint are waterfalls. I want to paint on a big canvas with oil paints because I am used to using acrylic paints.”

NORTHERN LIGHTS, BY TESSA SALLE BARRIERE ELEMENTARY, GRADE 5, (2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR) “My artwork is called Northern Lights. I like art because it lets me express myself and it makes me happy. I like to do art when I am stressed because it calms me down. My painting is important to me because I painted it with my grandma and cousin. I really like art, but I don’t usually do much art with my family. Doing art with my family makes me very happy.”

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longside its main message that Jesus Christ is the son of God, a major message of The Book of Mormon is that God hears and answers sincere prayer. That message is taught many times and in many ways throughout the book, but a man named Enos gave that topic particular attention by telling us about his experience with one remarkable prayer and the way it changed his life. Who was Enos? We don’t know much about Enos before the experience he shared in The Book of Mormon around 540 BC. However, we do know he was a son of an important Christian leader in the Nephite nation (somewhere in the Americas) named Jacob. Jacob had witnessed Jesus Christ in a vision, publicly defended his faith in Christ, was the recordkeeper of important preaching and prophesying among the Nephites and served as the nation’s spiritual leader. I sometimes envi-

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sion Enos as a young man who had faith in his father’s testimony of Christ, but didn’t yet know for himself if Jesus Christ is who his father said He is. Enos didn’t add much to The Book of Mormon, but the experience he shared is valuable. He began by telling us about a day he decided to go hunting. As he walked in the forest, his father’s words about eternal life and the joy of those who follow Jesus Christ sunk deep into his heart. While he thought on these things, his soul hungered to have them, so he knelt down to supplicate his maker for the welfare of his own soul. Enos’ prayer continued all day and long into the night as he figuratively

wrestled with the Lord. Finally, the voice of the Lord came to his mind, announcing that his sins were forgiven. Because of this, his guilt was swept away — but Enos didn’t stop there. Out of curiosity, he asked the Lord a great question: “Lord, how is it done?” The Lord responded that his forgiveness was possible because of his faith in Jesus Christ, whom he had never before seen or heard, and who would not manifest himself in the flesh for many more years. After learning this, Enos began to desire the welfare of his own people, the Nephites. With that in his mind, he poured out his soul, asking the Lord for blessings upon them. Again, the voice of the Lord returned to his mind, telling him of the blessings and cursings promised to the Nephites, dependent on whether they would follow the commandments. Enos’ faith was unshakable at this point, as he now knew the Lord really does answer the prayers of the faithful. Now that he knew

the promises of the Lord were available to himself and his people, he took his requests one important step further — to pray for the enemies of his people, the Lamanites. At this time, early in the history of the Nephite and Lamanite nations — who had both originally come from the same family but had split into two nations — the Lamanites were constantly seeking every opportunity to destroy the Nephites. Despite the wars this caused, the more spiritual Nephites often tried all they could to restore the Lamanites to the original faith they had left behind so they could accept Jesus Christ and receive salvation. Their attempts were in vain, though, as the Lamanites’ hatred toward the Nephites was fixed. So, as Enos prayed to the Lord, he asked for a unique blessing. If the Nephites should turn to wickedness, lose the protection of the Lord, fail to restore the Lamanites to their faith and then be destroyed by them, he asked that the Lord

would preserve the Nephite record so that at some future day, the Lamanites might find it, read it and learn that Jesus Christ always wanted to bless and save them too — if they would let him. In response, the Lord covenanted with Enos that he would bring forth the Nephite record to the Lamanites in his own due time. After this prayer and conversation with the Lord, Enos preached and prophesied among the Nephites.

He declared the truth of Christ to them for the rest of his life and also diligently attempted to restore the Lamanites to faith in God. He never succeeded in his lifetime, but Enos was never able to let himself give up for as long as he lived. His prayer reminds us that God listens to all prayers and will promise to help us and the people for whom we pray. He invites us to pray for our own welfare and the welfare of all people — friend and enemy alike.

I invite you to read Enos’ brief writings in The Book of Mormon, starting with Enos chapter 1. Andrew Lamb is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kamloops. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@ kamloops thisweek.com. Please include a very short bio and a photo.

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arlier in 2020, an archaeological survey conducted near Kamloops by the Skeetchestn Indian Band, in collaboration with other local Indigenous communities, resulted in a rare and ancient find — a large spearpoint rarely found in the region and with a poorly understood place in the history of Indigenous occupation of this area. This spearpoint closely resembles what local experts in the region call an intermontane stemmed point. These points are estimated to have been in use in the region between around 10,500 to 8,500 years ago. These large, finely made spearpoints have been recovered from very few sites in a broad geographic area in northwestern North America. In the Southern Interior of British Columbia, only a handful have been recovered during archaeological investigations. The vast majority have been collected by members of the general public and exist in local museums and private collections. This type of artifact recovery is problematic; not only is collection of artifacts without a permit issued by the B.C. government illegal, collection by the public usually results in the loss of a wealth of information about the location and environment the artifact is located in (the context). Just as the climate is changing today due to an increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the ancient climate changed over time due to natural climatic processes. The people who used intermontane stemmed points lived in the Southern Interior shortly after the last ice age, called the Fraser glaciation, ended.

RAMSAY MCKEE PHOTOS An archaeological survey conducted near Kamloops in 2020 by the Skeetchestn Indian Band, in collaboration with other local Indigenous communities, resulted in a rare and ancient find — a large apearpoint rarely found in the region.

At this time, a large glacial lake called Glacial Lake Deadman filled the Thompson River Valley, dammed by an ice dam near present-day Spences Bridge. Much of present-day Kamloops would have been underwater. The climate was warmer and drier than it is today, with grasslands extending higher into the hills than they do today. The people who used this particular spearpoint technology between 10,500 and 8,500 years ago experienced dramatic changes to the landscape. Glacial Lake Deadman drained catastrophically at some point during this period, exposing much of the Thompson River Valley bottom. Once this exposed valley sta-

bilized and grasslands took hold, the vast grasslands allowed large ungulates (deer, elk, caribou and mountain sheep) to flourish. The people living on this landscape likely focused significant effort on hunting these animals for meat, hides, antler, horn and bone. The intermontane stemmed point was just one of several spearpoint types used during this period. Archaeologists have hypothesized that different spearpoint types were used by small groups of people from different cultural backgrounds that moved into the Southern Interior of B.C. with their unique tool-making traditions after the retreat of the glaciers.

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removed from its context. Without this artifact in its original location (in situ), this site may have gone unnoticed — and unprotected. Ramsay McKee is a Kamloopsbased archaeologist. Interested in more? Go online to republicofarchaeology.ca. Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the region.

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the fall. The 2019-2020 Canada West rookie of the year, Nimo Benne, a national team-calibre libero, Landon Currie, and a blue-chip recruit, Jonas Van Huizen, transferred to other schools. Hennelly said he was away from the team tending to a family matter in September when Currie reported his pending move to the Alberta Golden Bears of Edmonton and Van Huizen and Benne decided to join the Fraser Valley Cascades of Abbotsford. “Nimo said he wanted to be around better players to get better,” Hennelly said. “Landon said he didn’t feel the championship

feeling. That one really caught me off guard and kind of was a real kick in the ass when I was a bit down and dealing with a lot.” Van Huizen’s withdrawal was less surprising to Hennelly. The 18-year-old rookie said online courses and isolation in a dorm room in Kamloops during the pandemic spurred his decision to join the Cascades, whose campus in Abbotsford is closer to home in Murrayville. “I respect TRU a lot,” Van Huizen told the Langley Times Advance. “It’s not the school’s fault.” The Langley Christian product was ranked second among the top 15 graduating B.C. high school volleyball players in the Class of 2020 in a varsityletters.ca coaches’ poll. CASCADING EFFECT Benne, a 6-foot-8 outside hitter from the Netherlands, and Van Huizen, a 6-foot-3 setter, are coached now by Nathan

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and I felt like the team was in a rebuild. I had a great season at TRU, but I wanted a new challenge and the pandemic offered me an opportunity to make a transition to something new.” Rosters across the country are likely to undergo change during the COVID-19 crisis. U Sports players with at least one year of eligibility under their belt who transfer to another school must sit out 365 days before toiling for their new institution. The 2020-2021 campaign, which will feature no league games, is an ideal season to be sidelined, especially considering athletes will not be docked one year of eligibility. That is no comfort to Hennelly, who feels Benne was treated well in Kamloops and was offered support from the institution during his move to Canada. See CURRIE, A38

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but maybe guys are more sensitive now. I’ve had lots of guys in the program with big personalities and small personalities and we’ve always managed to pull forward.” Benne said his decision to join the Cascades was influenced by Ryan Adams, a friend and former TRU player who raved about Bennett and the Fraser Valley program. “We basically sus-

“It’s no slight to Fraser valley, but I don’t think they’re in any better position than we are, in terms of having guys to make people better,” Hennelly said. “Quite frankly, some of the guys clashed with Nimo early on. I thought that got better as the year went on. I know guys didn’t necessarily always like playing with Nimo,

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pended Ryan Adams twice and were about to dismiss him when he said he was going to leave the team,” Hennelly said. “Basically, he was the party house when he was here, so he knew Nimo through that way. “Adams shopped himself around the whole league and landed in Fraser Valley. Nathan is in a situation where he was one of the worst teams in the

college league and he’s definitely going to be taking players in. I don’t feel any animosity. “I took lots of transfer guys early in my career and most of the time it didn’t really work out.” The Cascades toiled most recently in the Pacific Western Athletic Association collegiate ranks in 2019-2020, posting a 6-18 record under Bennett in his debut season with the

club he inherited. Fraser Valley, with a transformed roster, was slated to make the jump to U Sports in 2020-2021, but the Canada West season was pre-empted by the pandemic. Bennett, who was also an assistant coach for the TRU women’s volleyball team under Chad Grimm, is not buying into the idea of a Cascades-WolfPack rivalry just yet, noting

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for this story. “He talked about missing the older guys and I guess lost faith that we would be competitive,” Hennelly said. “It’s disappointing he wouldn’t want to do his part for the rebuild.” THE CULTURE Hennelly took over the program when it joined Canada West in time for the 2005-2006 season. He is the longestserving TRU WolfPack head coach and its most successful, with three Canada West bronze medals and one thirdplace finish at nationals (2008) on his resume, along with many playoff appearances. Last year, the club underperformed and posted an 8-14 record to fall short of the post-season, despite a strong graduating class that included Charlie Bringloe of Waterloo, Josh Mullaney of Calgary, Sam Taylor Parks of Kelowna and Kyle Behiels of Edmonton. Hennelly was asked if he will assess his own coaching performance and team culture. “We did have some guys clashing last year, some senior guys, and I think that affected the bottom line on the court,” Hennelly said. “Some of those guys are gone. “It’s hard for me to chalk it up to culture when they stuck it through the whole summer. I would have been more alarmed if Landon and Nimo had quit at the end of last year.” Atkinson raved about Hennelly, pointing to past examples of roster resurrection. “I have no concerns, no issues,” Atkinson said. “He’s one of the top coaches in the country and one of the best recruiters in the country.” “I don’t think this renewal is a bad thing at all.” Hennelly said his team is in an “absolute rebuild,” and looking to replenish talent. “Ten years ago, I might have been more fired up about it,” Hennelly said. “I’ve realized you can’t win if people don’t want to be here.”


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Kamloops Blazers’ president, chief operating officer and alternate governor Don Moores is confident the truncated 2020-2021 WHL season will be completed in the new year. “I believe the league understands and the owners understand there is a commitment to our players to play hockey,” Moores told KTW on Friday (Dec. 4). “As we’ve said many times before, for our players, they have a short window in their careers and it’s important that they play.” The WHL’s Jan. 8 start date is expected to be pushed back once more, with COVID-19 related restrictions tightening across Western Canada and the Canada-U.S. border expected to remain closed to all nonessential travel until “the virus is significantly more under control everywhere around the world,” according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, cracked down on athletics last week, shutting down most indoor and outdoor sports indefinitely. On Monday (Dec. 7), Henry extended her health orders from November, restricting public gath-

erings and events to at least Jan. 8, 2021, at midnight. That also means residents are advised to undertake essential travel only. “I know our commissioner, Ron Robison, is working with all of the teams and governors, trying to get to a point where, if that date doesn’t work, what would work?” Moores said. “We are still trying to remain fluid with it and watch what’s going on.” Moores said WHL governors, business executives and general managers are meeting continuously in a concerted effort to put on a season that can be conducted safely. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League began play in early October, but has been beset by ongoing COVID-19 issues, leading to a decision to suspend all games until Jan. 3, 2021, at the earliest. The Ontario Hockey League plans to open on Feb. 4.

Andy Fraser of Kamloops Rugby Club has been named a DHL Try Maker, an award associated with the HSBC Canada Sevens event held in March in Vancouver. The awards are handed out to individuals who work behind the scenes within their rugby clubs and communities. Fraser, a KRC member for about 40 years, helped lead the organizing committee responsible for erecting

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112 - 1390 Hillside Drive - Hillside Lofts offering 1,285 sqft of delightfully bright living space. This pristine unit features an open-concept kitchen, living, and dining area. Key features include stainless steel appliances, granite counters, convenient eating island and fireplace. You can’t beat the location of this complex thanks to it’s close proximity to many amenities including groceries, restaurants, entertainment, and more. $380,000

9 - 320 Powers Road - This cheerful 2 bedroom apartment is a north-west facing, top floor unit featuring a clean kitchen with ample storage space, a well-sized dining area & a spacious living room with access to the sun deck with great views of the mountains & river. Included in the purchase price are 2 parking stalls & storage locker. Complex is located in the West End, meaning it is just a short drive away to groceries, shopping, restaurants & more. $300,000

18 - 1055 Aberdeen Drive - Immaculately kept 3 bedroom townhouse in Aberdeen Estates. Features include a lovely kitchen with stainless steel appliances, cozy living room with gas fireplace, bright dining area & 2 piece powder room. The bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor. The basement has outside access & is fully finished. Back yard is fenced with a covered deck & green space. $485,000

d l o S 316 Melrose $600,000

d l o S 2312 Ojibway Road, PAUL LAKE $249,900

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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

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FAMILY CIRCUS

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I am an actress born in Georgia on December 10, 1985. I gained fame as a child star on a popular family sitcom and also as a child model. I went on to be the headliner in a Disney series and its spin-off. My name is a type of bird. ANSWERS

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, exciting news could be coming your way that could bring much joy into your life. It’s just what you need right now. Enjoy the ride in the coming days.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 People may be trying to convert you by telling you their thoughts and opinions, Taurus. You can listen, but follow your own mind with important decisions.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, before you try to prove your point to others, make sure you have all of the facts and proof to state your case; otherwise, sound thoughts may fall on deaf ears.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, be confident this week and do not take “no” for an answer. It can be easy to get thrown off course when others offer their views on how things should be done. Stand firm.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You may be surprised how cutting edge your thinking can be, Leo. Put some effort into innovative ideas. Be a leader at work this week and welcome any new suggestions.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Let others know you will not be a pushover, Virgo. Sometimes you cave to the pressures of others, especially when you feel the need to help out. Focus on your needs this week.

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

Good stuff all the time.

DECEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 15, 2020 LIBRA

- Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, if you know you have something important to share or do, be bold and make your move. Waiting for others to go first may cause you to miss an opportunity.

SCORPIO

- Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, sometimes you are so resolute in your thinking that you feel the need to get your ideas across to everyone. Do not make promises unless you can keep them.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, even if your ways of doing things have served you well, it may be time to revise your modus operandi to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

What do you call a kid who does not believe in Santa?

A rebel without a claus!

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Capricorn, a quick call to a friend can easily turn into a lengthy conversation. There is much to say and catching up to do. Enjoy the time you have with this person.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you may feel a bit pressured to start something you really aren’t ready for. Take it slowly and think it through before you jump into the action.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20 You may be anxious to get moving with a new plan that you’ve hatched, Pisces. If you have all of the facts, move ahead.

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE? Vote for yours in the Great Kamloops Christmas Movie Matchup for your chance to win some great prizes! New vote every week as we knock ‘em out - winner announced on Christmas Day! To vote today go to www.christmasinkamloops.ca/movie-matchup

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

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Plants/Shrubs/Trees

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

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

Art & Collectibles

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

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

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

For Sale - Misc

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

If you have an upcoming event for our

30.06 Husqvarna with vari. scope. Exec cond. $650. Pal required. 250-572-2604.

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California king size waterbed with six drawers converted to foam mattress. $350. 250-3767760.

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Personals Elderly gentleman wishes to meet lady in early 50’s+ for companionship. Non-smoker. 250-376-7760.

Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000/obo 250- 376-6607. Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650. Spartan display showcase 3pcs - 2 units with lights and drawers. $250/all 250-3766607. Toro Power Max Snowblower. 2265cc motor. 26” path. 6-10 car driveway. $925. 250-3765922.

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

$900. chairs

Diningroom table w/8-chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $800. 250-374-8933.

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Sports Equipment

Solid oval oak table w/6side chairs, 2 arms chairs, buffet. $5,000. Exec desk dark finish $200. Teak corner cabinet $100. Treadmill $450, Custom oak cabinet $200. 250-8517687.

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Sports & Imports

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

RVs/Campers/Trailers

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Vans 1997 Ext GMC Savana 3500. Work ready service van and tools avail. $9,500. 250-5739337.

Rims

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

Automotive Tires

Tires 4 tires in top cond 185/65 R14 mud and snow. $150 (250) 318-0170

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

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Domestic Cars 2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4L, V-8, fully loaded. Exec shape. $12,500/obo. 250-3764163. 2010 Toyota Yaris sedan auto A/C winter tires $4,500 obo 250-376-3390

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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: 2GCEK19K2R1232305 Owner: Doug Smith. Amount of debt: $2497.75. The sale will be held on or after December 17, 2020, at 1271 D Salish Road, Kamloops, BC. NOTICE OF DISPOSAL SALE TAKE NOTICE that Storage Vault Canada doing business as Storage For Your Life, intends to sell the following vehicle: 1988 Mazda Sedan. Vin: JM1GD2214J1558840 Owner: Alaya Schmidt Amount of debt: $2896.35 The sale will be held on or after December 17, 2020 at 1298 Kootenay Way, Kamloops BC

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The Bailiff offers FOR SALE PURSUANT TO A WAREHOUSE LIEN, the interest of Oya Sushi Restaurant Ltd., Assigned to 1051854 BC Ltd., (the debtors) in the following goods: 1. Deep Freeze - CelCold Model #635-937, S/N 03271485 2. Freezer - Kool-It Model # KBSF-2_MV126 S/N A94B800002D 3. 8 Burner Therma tech duel oven – Model #TMDS48-8-2N S/N13D00990C 4. Deep Fryer – Thermatech range corp Model # FM-120/NG S/N 07201276016 5. Deep Fryer – Thermatech range corp Model # GF-120/NG S/N 02201342021 6. Flat Iron Griddle/Grill, Thermatech range corp Model #TC36-36TGN S/N 13F01674C 7. Coca-Cola Cooler – IMBERA, Model # VM17039775 S/N A81170901601 Full restaurant with dishes and supplies for a sushi restaurant. For a full list of inventory please email with inquiry. To View contact North Central Bailiffs Ltd. 250-377-4148. Sealed bids will be accepted on the units until November 30, 2020. Goods to be sold as is where is. Bidder takes responsibility to ensure they are satisfied with the description of unit/goods being sold. North Central Bailiffs Ltd. is not responsible for determining the correct model year or description. Terms of sale: Immediate full payment upon successful bid, plus sales tax. HYPERLINK "http://www.northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca" www.northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca www.northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca

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Relief School Bus Drivers Wanted for Kamloops, Barriere, and Chase School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) is currently accepting applications for Relief School Bus Drivers in Kamloops, Chase and Barriere. The successful applicant must possess a valid Class 2 driver’s licence with Air endorsement and have three years’ proven previous driving experience. Applicants must be able to successfully complete the School District’s pretrip evaluation and road test. Applications should include, but are not limited to, the following information: • Work history • Indication of a valid Class 2 driver’s licence • An Air Brake Endorsement • A recent driver’s abstract

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My Darling Ron

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been 3 years since youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone. Time had made my being alone normal. Until a word, a moment, a song brings back a memory. A memory of you and me and life is once again empty and I long to see you. To touch you again. You are the best man Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever know â&#x20AC;&#x201C; kind, smart, funny, loving. With you I was happy, safe and content. I was where I belonged. I prayed you are waiting somewhere for me.

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Your Loving Family

Even after â&#x20AC;&#x153;20â&#x20AC;? years... We think about you always, we talk about you still, you have never been forgotten, and you never will. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain, to walk and guide us through our lives, until we meet again.

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Donald Alexander Ries March 7, 1938 - December 9, 2019 Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart and soul overďŹ&#x201A;owed with love for family, a piano and classic countrymusic. The RIES Remedy: pickles, sauerkraut, good scotch or an ice cold beer! â&#x20AC;&#x153;DAD-one year ago today, when you became a memory, your memory became a treasure. In the promised land, beyond THE GREEN DOOR, THE GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME, called you to the MANSION JUST OVER THE HILLTOP, where you became heavenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MAILMAN and AUCTIONEER. ONCE A DAY, WE COULD, we could you and I. OOGA OOGA MOOSKA Dad, forever and alwaysâ&#x20AC;?. Love Niki. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grampa/Great Grampa- Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always remember how you made us laugh with the music and your funny lyrics, your amazing gift at pickling anything and the fun you brought to any family gathering.â&#x20AC;&#x153; Love Jami, Brad and Conner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grampa/Great Gramps- Thank you for making me understand the importance of a good Rum and Pepsi, and for the love of Emily Swartz!â&#x20AC;? 4 generations of love- Kara, Wade, Weston, Kolby. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grampa- Thankyou for all the wonderful memories: from befriending No-SeeUm, to my ďŹ rst shot at the Legion, for teaching me those important life lessons on how to correctly eat an ice cream cone to properly ending the evening with a good Shlook! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always miss our cribbage games, curling conversations and discussions about the Concord!â&#x20AC;? Forever in my heart, love Kym.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time may pass and fade away, but memories of you will always stay.â&#x20AC;?

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightening they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.           And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height,                Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. by Dylan Thomas

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Michelina Astorino

January 28, 1929 - December 3, 2020 With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Mother, Michelina Astorino (Grande), on December 3, 2020. Michelina was born on January 28, 1929, in Scigliano Cosenza, Italy. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Mario Astorino. Michelina will be dearly missed by her two daughters Valerie (Gary) Kidd and Marialina (Rick) White. She also leaves to cherish her memory six grandchildren Ryan (Vicki), Aaron (Keri), Troy (Kyla), Natalie, Jessica (Joseph), and Nicole as well as nine beautiful great-grandchildren Lynden, Kylan, Annabella, Olivia, Charlotte, Grace, Emery, Drayden, Chaysen and her brother Natalino (Amba) Grande. We will always treasure many memories of our Mother enjoying her garden, cooking family dinners and laughing with her friends over coffee and cookies, her greatest joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who she showered the love and affection.

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She is survived by her husband Don and her daughter Diane (Elton) Conn, grandchildren Cheri (Marcel) Foley, Tye Jones, Kayla Engemoen, greatgrandchildren Taylor, Jayden, Aston Foley, and TJ Jones, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret worked at Vernon Jubilee Hospital as an operating room assistant for 3 years. Joined RCAF in 1952 (Radar Ftr Cop). She met and married her husband Don in 1958. She left the air force in 1959. She was very active in sports, achieving many awards and trophies especially in darts. She spent 2 years in Germany and travelled a lot in Europe. She was a long-time member of The Legion, ANAVets Club, and The Moose. She enjoyed cooking and canning and had a large garden in Westsyde and shared with seniors. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no funeral. Cremation to follow.

A private mass will be held on December 11, 2020 at 11:00 am in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Sage Valley Mausoleum.

Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gerry Griffin. Gerry passed away at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Gerry is predeceased by his parents Eric and Alva Griffin, also his daughter Brenda, son-in-law Rick, granddaughter Tammy and son Mervin. Gerry is survived by his loving wife Joan, daughters Donna (Dave), Kathy (Frank), Sandi (Bob), Ken (Pam) and daughter-in-law Lourie, step-children Sheryl, Don (Sharon), Gordon, also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gerry was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan then moved out to British Columbia in the early 60s. Gerry lived and worked in Prince George for many years but spent the later part of his life in the Kamloops area. Gerry and Joan lived on Little Shuswap Lake for many years making memories for all his family, later they moved into Chase but as his health started to falter they moved into Kamloops where he spent his last years. Gerry Griffin was his name, Truck driving was his game. Many miles he had spent, Without an accident. Highways, North, South, East and West He always did his best. Time now to park and rest! Gerry will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A small private service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Allan (Al) Dunham

December 7, 1956 - October 21, 2020 We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Al On October 21, 2020 in Kamloops, BC at the age of 63. Al grew up in Calgary, Alberta, before moving to Kamloops, BC. and joined the C.N. Rail as Conductor.

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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.

Al is survived by his mother Julie Dunham of Burnaby, BC, sisters Darlene Andrichuk and Myrna Arychuk both of Chilliwack, BC,. two nieces Nadine and Natalie, four great-nieces Amanda, Tiana, Annabelle and Farrah, one great great-niece Brooke and one great great-nephew Logan, cousin Candace (Patrick) Donovan and Al’s best friends Rod Hrechka of Kamloops and Craig (Brenda) McDonald of Regina, SK., Jessica Hrechka, Brett and Heather Arcand, Suzanne and Sam Strande. Al died just as he lived, he wrote his own rules. Al took fashion cues from NO ONE - his signature every day look was all his: black (sometimes grey) label elastic waist shorts and sometimes a tshirt designed by the fashion house of “Old Navy” oh and at times jogging pants. Al will be laid to rest in the spring of 2021 in Vegreville, Alberta near his grandmother Anna Kostek who he adored. (TBA). Message from Al: I give you this one thought to keep I am with you still - I do not sleep, (absolutely correct) I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain, When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night, Do not think of me as gone - I am still with you - in each dawn.

Wesley Nobukazu Nabata Wesley Nobukazu Nabata age 62, passed away at University Hospital of Northern BC on November 24, 2020 after being diagnosed recently with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Wesley was predeceased by his father Nobby, mother Kay and youngest brother Tad. He is survived by his sister Elaine and brothers Glenn and Casey. He leaves nieces Emily, Sara, Isabel, Kylie, Miko, Lyndsey and nephew Scott. Wesley was fortunate to have good friends, Jeff and Patti McDonald who were like family to him. He will be missed by family and friends in Kamloops. Wesley was born in Kamloops, the first of four boys. He graduated from Kamloops Secondary School and took over the management of Nabata Brothers Gulf when the brothers retired. Wesley was always good with his hands and enjoyed working as a mechanic. He was very adept at figuring out how things worked and could take apart and put back together almost anything. Wesley eventually ended up in Prince George working in logging camps as a heavy duty mechanic. Later he worked as a blast driller until his retirement. Wesley enjoyed the outdoors. He loved fishing and snowmobiling with his friends. He chose to live on a rural property with lots of outdoor maintenance. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering of friends and family will be arranged in the future.

Thank you to Dr. Montalbetti, Dr. Proctor, Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Takahashi, staff at the Cancer Clinic, staff at Interior Health, Manshadi Pharmacy, Marjorie Willoughby Hospice, Royal Inland Hospital, together with staff at Chartwell Residences for all the extra help with Al’s care. Donations in Al’s memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Cres, South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Margaret (née Shortt) Dutton was born in Nipawin, Sk. to Mary and George Shortt. She was the youngest of eight children.

As per her wishes, donations to the Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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The family wishes to thank the caregivers at the Kamloops Adult Day Program where Michelina enjoyed many happy days. We also wish to thank Mom’s caregivers at Royal Inland Hospital and Ridgeview Lodge for the excellent care and compassion she received.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation (rihfoundation.ca).

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Doreen Alvina Harbidge

Mom worked for Boeing in Richmond, BC building planes during the war. She took her teachers training at Normal School in Vancouver. She was so proud of being a teacher and taught in many different places, the last being Red Lake School and a small school on their ranch in Tranquille Valley in the Kamloops area. She was an extraordinary cook and baker, letter and diary writer, seamstress, gardener, rancher, mother, wife, grandma, foster mom, and business partner. Mom cooked delicious meals for everyone who came to their home. She cooked meals wherever they wandered in their camper van or trailers. She loved being a grandma and looked after her grandchildren when they came for weekends or extended stays. She cooked meals and cookies and delivered them to her sons and their children. She was exceptionally proud of her membership in many volunteer groups. She often was one of the original members and executive of the boards. One of her favourite places they lived was Parksville on Vancouver Island. Mom loved the small community, living on the ocean and going for walks along the beach. She left a piece of her heart there when they moved back to Kamloops. Mom wrote a daily diary on whatever was handy and kept track of meals, visitors, the weather, and what was happening. She wrote long letters to dad when he was away during the war and to Judy and Rick when they lived in the NWT and Yukon. We still have those diaries and letters to treasure. Mom leaves to celebrate her life: sister Glady Blackwood, children Judy (Rick) Fehr, Calvin, Darryl, John (Elaine), grandchildren Kari (Mitch) Currie, Terry (Shantall), Brittney (Jon) Ekelund, Nicole (Curtis) Jansen, Will (Margo) Fehr, Caitlyn, Tyson (Kyla), great-grandchildren Maverick Currie, Leo and Griffin Fehr, Maddi and Brooklyn Ekelund. She was predeceased by her brother Alvin in 1997. There will be a private graveside service and a celebration of life will be held when we can gather safely. It was mom’s wish that we gather in the summer when it is safe to travel. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be sent to the Arthritis Society, one of Doreen’s charities. Messages of condolences can be sent to fehrjudy@gmail.com. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

He is survived by his loving wife Joan; sons Mike (Ute) and Jody (Lisa); mother Ethel; two brothers, four grandsons; one greatgrandchild; a large group of family and friends in Canada and the USA. He was predeceased by his father Frank. There will be no remembrance service at this time due to COVID-19. He will be cremated, and his ashes spread when it is safe to do so. Thanks to all who have supported us through this sad journey including Dr. Farren, Dr. Adeosun, Dr. Ewart; staff at the Kamloops Hospice, Kamloops Cancer Centre, Kelowna Cancer Centre. Special thanks to niece Kim Correa, Darin and Brenda Eliason, Don and Ruth Lakes, Dorothy Rabe, Barb Scorgie, Sonny Riddell, John and Joyce Forde, Koddee Spooner. In remembrance of David please hug your loved ones and remember him with kind thoughts and laughter. As we enter this Holiday Season, let us find joy and peace in memories of David. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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In the early hours of November 27, 1966, Steven Hawker was welcomed into the world. He was the youngest son of David and Emilie Hawker. His mother Emilie and older brother Dave welcomed him into heaven on November 26, 2020. Known to most as “Hawker”, he was a gentle giant always ready for an adventure. He loved and laughed with his whole self. His beautiful soul touched innumerable lives and his sudden loss has shaken the lives of his family - biological and chosen alike - to their core. Among his many interests were hockey, dirt biking, ice racing, all things mechanical, river boat racing and spending time with his many friends. He was available to help anyone at anytime with a ride, a big bear hug, a shoulder to cry on. While he may have had a small biological family he was “Uncle Steve” to many of his chosen family. He travelled and worked all over Canada and the United States as a boilermaker including spending time in Boston during 9/11. Being a boilermaker was more than a career to him, it was a way of life. He made a permanent mark on this world and will be missed. He is survived by his father David Hawker (Leona); his sister Cindy (Shane) and her children Jerran (Renee), and Kris; his niece Gina (Josh) and their son Wade. He is predeceased by his mother Emilie; his older brother Dave; his paternal grandparents George and Eunice Hawker, and maternal grandparents Joe and Agatha Lacombe. Due to COVID-19 there will not be a service immediately. A celebration of life will be held as soon as we are able to safely do so. We look forward to sharing our crazy stories with you then. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Canadian Cancer Society, the Salvation Army or to a charity of your choice can be made.

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Linda Gail Secord On November 27, 2020 a stormy and windy Friday, Mom took her last breaths surrounded by her family at Royal Inland Hospital. Left to mourn is her beloved husband Dennis and beloved daughters Nicolette (Chris), Courtenay, and Shonna (Darryl). Linda also leaves behind eight grandchildren (Joss, Tristen, Abigail, Mason, Aidan, Willow, Caden and Liam) whom she loved and adored dearly. Linda grew up in New Westminster and there she met the love of her life, Dennis. They were married in 1969 and after a couple of moves around the province, in 1985 they moved to Kamloops, where they raised their three daughters and lived happily until her death. In 2019 Linda and Dennis celebrated a milestone of 50 years married. Mom was a beautiful lady and her beauty really shone when she was listening to music and dancing. She loved to bowl and go for her morning walks where she would help as many people as she could along the way. Mom lived for her family and always put everyone first. Christmas was Mom’s favourite time of year and we will honour and celebrate her life during this time. Mom loved gardening and her yard was her passion and was admired by many.

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We are saddened to share that our dear mom Doreen left us December 2, 2020. She was always proud to share the story of her beginning as an Oven Door baby. She was born March 24, 1924 in their Saskatchewan farmhouse to Ida and William Oldhaver. Her twin brother did not live. The doctor said at 2 1/2 pounds she probably won’t survive so put her in a shoe box on the oven door and against incredible odds she did survive for 96 years & 8 months!Her life partner Cecil passed away 2 years ago just after their 71st anniversary, August 2018. They fell in love during WWII after being neighbourhood friends from the time they were 10. Mom bravely followed dad on many fishing trips, their winter trips to California, many moves and building projects. Mom nursed our dad through many serious health issues. She truly was a faithful and loving wife.

David Russell Pellett passed away peacefully on December 1, 2020.

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Irene Turgeon It is with deep sadness that the family of Irene Turgeon announces that she died peacefully on November 22, 2020 at the age of 93. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph and her eldest daughter Valerie. Irene will be sadly missed by her sisters Doreen and Sheila, daughter Sue (Hal), sons Robert (Cathy) and Pat (Brenda) and son-in-law George. Extremely important in Irene’s life were her grandchildren Andrew, Kyle, Jordan, Brandi, Ann, Sam, Jacob, and Kaileigh, and her great-grandchildren Adaline and Alma. The grandchildren will miss their Nana. Irene was born on April 13,1927 in Vancouver. She completed all her schooling to become a teacher and moved to Eagle Bay, BC for her first teaching job in 1947, running a one-room schoolhouse. It was there she met her future husband Joseph Turgeon. In 1951, Irene moved to Kamloops for schooling to become a Registered Nurse. She graduated in 1954 and nursed in Vancouver until she married Joseph on October 6, 1956. They lived together in Eagle Bay and had their four children. In 1965 the family moved to Kamloops, BC. Irene worked on the Psychiatric Ward at Royal Inland Hospital until forced retirement at age 65. While retired, Irene developed a bit of the travel bug and fulfilled her dreams of travelling to Africa and Europe for the Passion Play. She loved to sing and always had at least one choir on the go. She especially enjoyed her time with her sisters as a part of the Happy Choristers. Later in retirement, she moved to Maple Ridge to be near her sister. When she needed a little more support she moved in with Valerie and her family, and then spent her last years in West Vancouver with Sue and her family. Irene was a kind and caring, but strongly independent, woman who always had a meal and bed for anyone she found in need. She will be remembered for her spontaneous singing, piano playing, morning coffee with the Province paper, single glass of wine, and endless jigsaw puzzles. The dogs will all miss her table handouts. Due to The COVID situation and the present gathering restrictions, there will be no public funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the Kamloops Food Bank or any charity of your choice.

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