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Aiming to nix the nuisance tag on Columbia Manga Basi owns the Star Lodge and Desert Inn. He said property owners are powerless when it comes to criminal behaviour. He said property owners can keep their properties clean. However, if staff ask too many questions of guests — such as who someone is and why they are staying — the safety of staff may be at risk. SEAN BRADY/KTW

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Owners of a strip of motels and hotels in Lower Sahali designated nuisance properties earlier this fall have been working cooperatively and the area is improving, according to the city. “I’m pleased to say that we are noticing a difference,” community services supervisor Kevin Beaton told a city committee last week. On Oct. 22, the city declared nine motels and hotels nuisance properties: the Star Lodge, Desert Inn, Knights Inn, Columbia Motor Lodge, Ramada Inn, Hospitality Inn, Panorama Inn, Best Western Plus, Grandview Hotel and Acadian Motor Inn (which is downtown). Beaton said the designation was due to criminal, bylaw and fire activity. He said the city is

working with the owners to make the properties again look like hotels and motels, not apartment buildings. A bylaws services report that went before the committee noted the property owners and managers committed to cleaning up

properties and ensuring safety for residents in the area. Kamloops Accommodation Association president Tyson Andrykew said property owners have taken a number of steps, including altering business models

to no longer accept monthly rentals, painting over graffiti, cleaning up properties, hiring security and altering landscaping to increase visibility. Beattie elementary parent Tara Bondar has noticed changes, including the boarding

up of some properties, less frequent activity at the city lookout during the day and timely response to complaints by bylaws staff. Bondar said one incident she reported to a hotel did not result in a response, but a subsequent call to bylaws

resulted in immediate action. She also touted the school district’s efforts to improve safety in the area. Asked if safety has improved since KTW last spoke to her for a previous story, Bondar said she feels safer and is walking more in the area. However, she said kids don’t yet feel safe. Running into Beattie and leaving her child in the vehicle, for example, Bondar returned to locked doors and a child afraid someone might enter the vehicle. In addition, she said her son chased an inebriated individual off school property. On another occasion, a traffic stop on the frontage road in front of the motels and hotels resulted in fear of a criminal

situation unfolding. “I don’t think the kids see. I don’t think they’re totally aware of the changes,” Bondar said. Meanwhile, Andrykew said the association was “disappointed” by nuisance property designations he said lumped together nine hotel and motel properties, not all of which are responsible for issues in the area. He said the designations added stress to an industry hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrykew said some properties do not deserve the nuisance property designation and the most problematic ones “know it and they’re the ones that are taking the most severe measures.” See SCARY, A10

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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.

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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 the day and at night and are visible when headlight glare, wet roads, or other situations create difficult lighting conditions.

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The Transportation Division is also installing lead pedestrian intervals (LPIs) at every crosswalk in the downtown core. The LPIs give pedestrians a head start at signalized intersections by providing an advanced "walk" signal while the lights remain red for vehicles. This head start reduces vehicle-pedestrian conflict by enhancing pedestrian visibility and reinforcing pedestrians' right-of-way over turning vehicles.

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While these new signals will help enhance pedestrian safety, it is imperative for both pedestrians and motorists to remain vigilant. Find tips at:

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:

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Dog Licence Renewals 2021 dog licence renewals were sent in early November. Renewals are due on December 31, 2020. As per Bylaw No. 34-11, all dogs six months or older within city limits require a licence. Renew your dog licence at Bylaw Services, City Hall, or online. For details, visit: Kamloops.ca/Dogs

Notice to Motorists Please use caution when driving in the vicinity and obey all traffic control personnel, signs, and devices in the following area: • Overlanders Bridge West Off-Ramp (Mission Flats) • Lorne Street Red Bridge to 600 block To stay up to date on road work projects, visit: Kamloops.ca/Kammute

City Hall Change in Hours Council has approved changes to the hours that City Hall will be open to the public. Effective January 1, 2021, City Hall will be open to the public 9:00 am–4:00 pm, Monday–Friday, except statutory holidays.

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The holidays can generate an extraordinary amount of waste. Gift giving, decorations, cards, wrapping paper, and more—it all adds up. There are many ways you can reduce waste, including the following:

Did you know that particulate matter from wood smoke can cause bronchitis, trigger asthma attacks, and aggravate lung and heart conditions? The Scrap-It Program supports the reduction of harmful wood-burning emissions from entering our airshed. Remove and recycle your wood stove and receive a $200 rebate through the City’s Wood Stove Scrap-It Program.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has remained committed to providing people with safe opportunities for recreation. In an effort to have residents remain active and have fun this holiday season, additional public skate and Stick, Puck, and Ring programs have been added to Valleyview Arena, Brock Arena, and now Sandman Centre.

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• Give experiences and wellness instead of "stuff". Memories last much longer than things. • Plan meals to avoid food waste. Freeze leftovers to make dishes such as stew and turkey soup. • Send love in an email instead of a card, reuse cards from prior years as gift tags, or send the same card back to the original sender and turn it into a fun tradition. • Wrap wisely and use reusable bags or cloth to wrap gifts instead of paper. For more seasonal waste reduction tips, visit: Kamloops.ca/WasteReduction

• Participants must live within City limits, and eligible stoves must be in a home within city limits. • Eligible stoves must be currently installed in the home. • Eligible stoves include: - a free-standing, non-EPA-certified stove - a homemade or barrel stove - a non-EPA-certified wood furnace (ducted, forced air, home heating appliance) - a wood-burning cook stove To apply, visit: Kamloops.ca/WoodStove

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For those who prefer solid ground, the Sandman Centre concourse is now available for walking. Residents can walk the concourse Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:00 am–1:00 pm. The facility will be closed on December 25 and January 1. Masks must be worn in the facility at all times, including during exercise. To view all of your recreation options, visit: Kamloops.ca/Recreation

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Christmas came a little early this year for the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund via a whopping $12,000 donation from Surerus Murphy, the company hard at work building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The donation came in the form of an oversized cheque appropriate for photo opportunities, as well as a smaller, more bank-friendly version.

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The funds were raised internally through the company’s 50/50 draws. With 440 people working in the area, the company has been able to raise a substantial amount of money. “Since September we’ve raised over $80,000 alone in employee fundraising from these 50/50s that we’ve given back to the community,” said Adrian Wall, Indigenous and community affairs manager for the company. With construction locally expected to be completed in October 2022, Wall believes there will be plenty more donations to come.

THANK YOU, DONORS! Amy Berard: $25 Susan & Ron Durant: $100 Stella Frame: $100 Anonymous: $50 Anonymous: $100 Debra McNichol: $50 Anna Evenrude: $50 Anonymous: $50 Neil Sarrasin, in memory of Gordon Sarrasin: $100 Phil & Cathy Holman: $100 Canadian Tire: $200 Barb Storms: $100

Wall said the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund is an obvious choice for financial support. The company wanted to support something with a Christmas theme and Wall is very familiar with the fund, beng a Kamloops resident. “I’ve heard and read about it ever since it came about,” he said, noting the opportunity to support multiple charities with one donation made it a great choice. “Collectively, it just creates more spirit, more willingness for others to get involved,” Wall said.

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

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The city has seen a spike in requests for service related to potholes following a wet year combined with staffing shortages. On Monday, the city’s civic operations committee has received annual statistics of pothole service requests for the past four years. This year, the city received 1,187 requests for service through Dec. 11, compared to 694 during the same time in 2019, 1,194 in 2018 and 614 in 2017. The city’s streets manager, Glen Farrow, said 2020 has been a “challenge.” He said snow in March and the early fall, combined with a wet spring that stretched into July, added extra moisture into the ground, which can wreak havoc on city roads. In addition, Farrow said, his department was short-staffed for three months at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to issues including child care, further hindering the city’s potholing efforts. Staff set to be laid off were later repurposed to help with pothole repairs. “All those added to the challenge of potholing through April, May, June, July,” Farrow said. “Once July hit, things were

able to come into a lot better condition.” Through mid-December this year, 8,924 potholes have been filled, which Farrow said is a significant number. Most of those potholes (8,288) were proactively filled and the remaining 636 were repaired via residents’ request. Farrow said of 68 potholerelated claims over the past four years, the city has paid out two of them. Coun. Kathy Sinclair said it is good to see staff take a proactive approach on the matter, noting council receives plenty of inquiries about potholes. Farrow told KTW the discrepancy in requests for service and potholes filled at citizens’ request is due to duplicate requests for the same pothole to be filled or potholes reported to the city outside its jurisdiction, including the Red Bridge (which is maintained by the Ministry of Transportation and Highways) and private lots. Farrow said staff notify the appropriate land owner of issues. The city’s least productive pothole-filling month was May, at 496, and November saw the most potholes filled, at 2,128. Farrow said that unlike snow clearing, the city has no specific timeline outlining how quickly potholes must be fixed, but he noted crews try to address the

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The guy on the far left was pretty good, but the guy next to him was the superstar of the schoolyard hockey card world of the 1970s and early 1980s.

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he Kamloops Accommodation Association (KAA) may have been doing its job in coming to the defence of a string of motels and hotels that have been the news recently due to criminal and other unsavoury activity occurring at and near the West Columbia Street properties. But the claim by the KAA that owners of the motels and hotels in question have been unfairly targeted by the city and police deserves some scrutiny. The KAA claims a nearby city-owned park and the people hanging out there are responsible for many of the nuisance complaints associated with the motels and hotels in the area. The KAA said the complaints are due to larger social issues, including homelessness, addiction and mental health. “We find it inappropriate and irresponsible to shame private businesses that are falling victim to broader social issues, and that this localized problem is being aided by public park space that does not have active security,” the KAA stated in a letter. There is no doubt social issues are directly tied to problems at these motels and hotels, but to cite a nearby park as the main reason for numerous police calls? There are a string of motels in Valleyview that have long been the source of similar criminal problems, yet there has not been, to our knowledge, a nearby park and its inhabitants tabbed as the problem. The Sandman Signature and Double Tree by Hilton hotels are downtown and very near open parks with people dealing with the aforementioned social issues, yet police and bylaws are not kept busy attending calls at those establishments. We are pleased to see work being done to improve the situation on Columbia and we recognize problems faced by staff, as noted in today’s paper by motel owner Manga Basi, whose comments are important. But the bottom line is the owners of the motels and hotels are responsible for the tenants and visitors in the rooms and on the properties.

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ast week, a mint condition 1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie card was sold at auction for a record $1.29 million. Of course, news of the sale has led many people of a certain age to wax eloquent about what could have been had they simply better cared for their rookie Gretzky card. If you went to elementary school in Canada in 1979 and 1980 and you were a hockey fan, chances are great you, too, owned that very Gretzky rookie card. Chances are even greater that card had no chance to fund your retirement due to lappsies, farthies, toppsies, flippsies, tradesies and the almighty scramble. If you are of a certain vintage, playing hockey cards in the schoolyard at recess and lunch was the defining memory of the intermediate grades at elementary school. That clock on the wall could not count down to the bell fast enough as you and your pals salivated at the prospect of winning a Marcel Dionne in a one-on-one flippsies battle or perhaps capturing Cliff Koroll, Don Lever and Mike Palmateer in a dominant lappsies triumph. Farthies was my favourite game, since I had the peculiar talent for creating a ferocious whiplike motion in my skinny wrist that sent the card flying dozens of feet through the air before flapping to the ground. The goal was simple. You flicked your card and your opponent flicked his card; if your card went farther, you won your opponent’s card. To reduce the amount of distance disputes, I usually recruited a primary-age kid to be official measurer — and paid him with the drek of the hockey card world, perhaps Greg Joly of the dreadful Detroit Red Wings or Jim Rutherford of the woeful Washington Capitals.

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MUSINGS Nobody wanted those cards. Back in my elementary school prime, Gretzky was indeed a popular card, but no more so than Billy Smith, Darryl Sittler, Guy Lafleur or Gilbert Perrault. Gretzky was becoming a big deal, but he still had to compete with the veterans of the card world. Yes, hockey cards of NHL superstars were generally worth more, in terms of matching up with other cards. But it was the action shots of the players on the cards that also helped define value. In that respect, there was no more valuable card through my childhood than that of Tony Esposito, as the great Chicago Blackhawk goaltender always had the coolest action photo. Of course, amid the legitimate contests taking place across the schoolyard — farthies on that stretch of gravel, lappsies in that corner where the two walls meet, flippsies in front of the gym door — there would always be that one kid who likely grew up to be sanctioned by the BC Securities Commission. That kid would find his way to the school roof (in itself a serious crime), walk to the edge and shout to get the attention of all the card players below. He would then announce the name of the card in his hand — and it was always a very valuable

card. perhaps Steve Shutt or Reggie Leach or that red-hot rookie, Ray Bourque. He would then yell, “Scramble!!!” and flick the card from the roof, where it would fly through the air, with a pack of hockey-mad kids fighting each other to get to it. The card would then land on the gravel and a bloodied and scraped-up kid would emerge from the pile of battered bodies clutching his prize — and it almost always ended up being a fourthline winger from an expansion team and not the card claimed by the kid on the roof, who, incidentally, would be doubled over in laughter as he surveyed the mayhem below. If you were the bloodied kid who risked his life in a fraudulent scramble, the taste in your mouth was worse than that emitted by that hard stick of pasty gum that accompanied the packs of cards. There was a time when hockey cards were played, not collected. At some point after my Grade 7 year, it all changed and the schoolyards were no longer home to farthies, lappsies and toppsies. Kids were no longer risking a visit to the principal’s office to run down to the nearby corner store to buy a pack of O-Pee-Chees, wondering what treasures awaited the unwrapping. Somehow, somewhere along the line, all that vanished. Back in my day, the cards were tools to win other cards, tools meant to be creased and bent and dinged as they were used in non-stop battle from fall to spring — not future investments destined to lie ramrod straight, encased in a sterile protective plastic sleeve inside a crease-proof binder, forbidden to be touched, much less flicked by the skinny wrist of a hockey-mad kid in a schoolyard. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Twittter: ChrisJFoulds


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KATHERINE’S BATTLE WILL CONTINUE Editor: As the tributes roll in following the death of A Way Home executive director Katherine McParland, the loss of this community icon will be felt far beyond our city. Her accomplishments were astounding in the face of her difficult young life. Her relentless battle with governments that are supposed to lead our society will undoubtedly be her legacy. Unfortunately, youth homelessness will not go away, but the very least we can do is support the cause to which she so very dearly dedicated her young life. I am so proud to have known Katherine and to have worked with her in a strictly supportive manner prior to retiring from the RCMP. She once said to me, “If we can find a roof over the head of only one homeless child. we have accomplished something.” Her goal was simple — do everything possible and don’t waver in your belief. That she most certainly did and I am confident the battle will continue because Katherine would have wanted it that way. George Buttuls Kamloops

alongside Highway 5. • There are three uncontrolled street crossings along the Lorne Street corridor and they will require warning blasts from the locomotive air horns. People in that area will get little sleep. • The length of the coal trains, combined with slow speeds, will result in lengthy blocking of crossings in Valleyview and traffic congestion along Lorne Street, which has become a major thoroughfare. • CP Rail has stated that, in order

to control coal dust, a chemical will be sprayed on the coal-laden cars at the point of origin. The question should be asked: What effect will this chemical have in the residential areas the trains pass through? Should it become airborne, coal dust is bad enough, what about coal dust saturated with a chemical? It is a bad decision to pick Kamloops as the transfer point and it may not be too late to choose another venue. Peter H. Bartel Kamloops

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Editor: Re: The front page story in the Dec. 9 edition of KTW (‘RIH nurses cite stress of parking’): Long before the pandemic arrived, I had to frequent Royal Inland Hospital. With the transition to the new parking area, nonmedical staff could no longer use the original parking area above RIH, which is now strictly for medical staff . On one occasion, I con-

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fronted a staff member in the new parking area. Asking why she was parking in the Clinical Services Building parkade, she politely responded with the fact she worked in the new wing of the hospital and that it was convenient and shorter to walk from the new parkade. That response had nothing to do with walking in the dark or walking in inclement weather.

I responded that I was no longer able to park at the former parkade because it is only for staff. I am not able-bodied, so when I arrive at RIH, it now takes me longer to get to the imaging department because the parking lot where I am to park is farther away. I accept that because those are the rules. Here’s a solution — open up both parkades to all who have to be at the hospital.

Editor: Why do Canadians continue to tolerate Sen. Lynn Beyak, who contributed to U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, who has already been twice suspended, who has belittled complaints about residential schools, who has posted racist letters, who has refused anti-racism

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Editor: With the proposed track modification to accommodate coal trains to switch from CP Rail tracks to CN Rail tracks in Kamloops, some obvious concerns need to be addressed: • Coal trains are generally very long and will take an extended time to move through the already congested rail traffic in town. • The configuration of the connecting tracks is such that trains will have to move very slowly to get to the CN Yard


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City of Kamloops community services director Byron McCorkell said properties that have relationships with the ASK Wellness Society and BC Housing are not to blame, “It’s the ones that aren’t participating in that program who we are seeing more repeated visits to,” he said. Bondar specifically said transient activity continues around the Star Lodge, located at 775 West Columbia St., facing toward Beattie elementary. Manga Basi owns the Star Lodge and Desert Inn. He said property owners are powerless when it comes to criminal behaviour. He said property owners can keep their properties clean. However, if staff ask too many questions of guests — such as who someone is and why they are staying — the safety of staff may be at risk. He said motel and hotel operators are trying, but noted they are “also humans.” “Alone, nobody can do it. Nobody can do it,” Basi said, stressing need for collaboration. “It’s a scary situation. People have weapons in their hands. Right, you know? They’re druggy people, they don’t care about the jail.

“They have a better shelter in the jails, right, instead of the road. I think the city should think about it and the province should think about it. “They should have some shelter for them and they should take them away. They should be arrested. There should be curfew after a certain time of night, you know? After 11. “After 10. Then the people can feel safe, the property owners can feel safe. It’s a big problem. It’s not a small problem.” Andrykew said the nuisance property designation resulted in public perception the businesses were entirely to blame, overlooking other factors, such as the nearby unsecured public lookout park that has encouraged congregation. He said some high-profile incidents involved hotel and motel guests, but the vast majority of nuisance calls are not related to guests. “They’re [hotels/motels] kind of being scapegoated in our opinion for what is a larger society issue around homelessness, mental-health issues, addiction, that, look, we’re all kind of dealing with,” he said. McCorkell said the situation is not black and white, but added the city is “pleased” businesses are responding. SPONSORED CONTENT

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Twenty-one addresses in Kamloops have been deemed nuisance properties through the end of the third quarter in 2020, with $4,200 in fines charged as a result. In addition to the nine hotels and motels, other properties include: • 205 Carson Cres. between McArthur Island and McDonald Park in North Kamloops was designated on Aug. 20 due to criminal activity and response by Kamloops RCMP. The city said it is getting co-operation and continues to monitor. • 3269 Bank Rd. in Westsyde was designated on Sept. 24 due to unsightly property complaints. Kamloops RCMP and Kamloops Fire Rescue partnered, found stolen property and has embarked on

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’Twas a week before Christmas and all through our town, Events and parties were cancelled, but that won’t keep us down.

Our local stores pay taxes and there’s another reason to thank, They donate generously to our community and the Kamloops Food Bank.

We are only to have Christmas with our immediate bubble, Don’t break the rules, otherwise there is trouble.

Now more than ever, it’s time to do our part, Shop, eat and date local, it’s good for your heart.

It’s just one Christmas they are asking this of us, In the big picture of our lifetime, it’s not that much fuss. We have FaceTime, computers and don’t forget Zoom, There should not be a party of people in your living room. There’s a light now we can see, of course thanks to Pfizer, I know you will get vaccinated as now you are wiser.

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Kamloopsians are kind and we step up to the plate, We need to focus on love and release hate. Our New Year’s resolution should be one simple task, Cover up your smile by putting on your mask! You can still nod and give a wink of your eye, To your fellow Kamloopsians as you pass them by.

Until then let’s calm down and do what we can, If you don’t, chances are they’ll find something else to ban.

The biggest thing that will help so our businesses won’t be gone, Is shop local please, not online with Amazon.

Kamloops is strong and we know what to do, We have already been through this in 1918’s Spanish Flu.

Petland, Tumbleweed Toys and, of course, Runners Sole, Without these stores, our city would be in a big hole.

2021 will be still hard for a lot, It could be a year before everyone’s had their shot. Think of how exciting it will finally be, To have Ribfest, Hot Nite and live theatre at WCT! So this Christmas let’s not focus on what we missed, Think instead of that first time under the mistletoe you were once kissed. Think of your first Xmas morn when you were a child, One day we’ll look back on this one and say, “How Wild,” If you have a partner, a friend or kids and good health, Then, honestly, that’s far more important than wealth.

a major cleanup. “Unique one about this is the tenants living there are not cooperative and neither is the property owner, so it’s a bit of a challenge for us…,” community services supervisor Kevin Beaton said, adding the property looks better and is showing signs of compliance. • The former Kwan’s Chinese Restaurant, at 501 Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops, remains vacant and has had multiple issues related to bylaws and RCMP. It was designated on Oct. 23. Since then, the city met with the property owner and the owner hired security to deal with the issues. A permit is also in place to demolish the building in the near future. • 309 and 311 Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops were designated on Oct. 23, due to bylaws and RCMP calls for service. The city has met with the owner and steps have

been taken, including fencing off the property. Beaton said boardedup windows and graffiti are next to be addressed. • 137-1655 Ord Rd. in a Brocklehurst mobile home park was designated on Oct. 27, due to RCMP calls related to criminal activity and the person living there. “The amount of debris and garbage that was present at this property is the worst that our contractor who helps us clean up has ever seen, to the point that they had to wear hazmat suits and everything to effectively clean up this property,” Beaton said. “We have cleaned it up, solved a lot of the issues — in terms of the smells and nuisance and rodents and whatnot — and the neighbours are really pleased that we intervened and assisted with this property.”

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We have lost some great people, let’s not lose any more, Like Katherine McParland and Gordon Gore. Let’s honour their memory and do something kind, And realize there are many now who are in a tough bind. Some are getting chemo, while others are in pain, Addiction, mental health, for many life is a drain. So, let’s look out our window first thing Xmas morn, Life will go on and more babies will be born. Tell your family you love them or play a virtual game, One thing for sure, this Christmas will never be the same. If you are one of the couples I helped find love, It wasn’t just me, I had some help from above. I truly believe everything happens for a reason, May you all have a blessed Christmas and the best of the season.

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The City of Kamloops is planning a $1.1-million drainage and stormwater project next year near the Xget’tem’ Trail due to erosion caused by flooding over the years. City capital projects manager Darren Crundwell said riprap (large rocks) was hauled in during construction of the trail to stabilize bank along Springhill Creek. The project did not result from construction of the trail and predates that work, Crundwell said. The city brought in the rock during construction of the trail to reduce impact of heavy machinery on the area. “We have been working with the province, regulators, DFO, FLNRO and Tk’emlups, doing all the due-diligence, getting all our permits in place,” Crundwell said, adding archaeological work has also been completed. “Essentially, the project just consists of

bank stabilization and protection to prevent erosion. We will be doing a planting and restoration plan as part of that to try and naturalize the work within the channel, after we replace the rock, but that’s essentially it.” Crundwell said the work is similar in Juniper Creek and Riverside Park. He said when major flood events occur, banks along natural drainage courses erode significantly and need to be protected. Asked what flood event led to erosion concerns in Springhill Creek, Crundwell said it was not one, but years and years worth. “It’s gradual,” he said. “It’s development around the city. It’s increased flows in natural channels. It’s a number of factors that cause this over time.” The work is expected to take a few months to complete and will not impact use of the Xget’tem’ Trail, Crundwell said. The Springhill Creek project is among four flood protection and mitigation projects the city hopes will

be funded by government stimulus funding, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, council voted unanimously to approve an application that would see the federal government and provincial government jointly fund the four projects. If approved, the federal government would fund 80 per cent and the province would cover 20 per cent. The other three projects include bank stabilization along 100 metres of the South Thompson River in Riverside Park ($350,000), bank stabilization and erosion control in Guerin Creek and 250 metres along Lanes Creek, including removal of decommissioned infrastructure for a water intake. Crundwell explained the funding timeline is tight. The announcement was made on Dec. 1, applications are due on Jan. 11, funding is contingent on shovelready projects to begin no later than Sept. 30, 2021 and completed no later than Dec. 31,

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Kamloops Mounties are warning city residents to be wary of an elaborate phone scam that this week saw a local woman bilked out of $12,000. According to police, the woman said she was contacted by someone claiming to represent a major credit card company’s head office, requesting help catching bank employees giving out personal information of clients. Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Darren Michels said the woman spoke with several people she believed to be credit card company employees. She was advised to avoid mentioning her involvement to her bank because employees there may be in on it. Michels said the woman was told by the supposed credit card company employees that police were involved. The woman told police she later received a call from someone claiming to represent a bank and asked for a

code, which she had previously been given by the scammers. The fake bank representative, also a scammer, then asked the woman to purchase thousands of dollars worth of gift cards with her credit card. She turned the gift card numbers over to the fraudsters at their request. “Some of these scams appear to be very legitimate and are very detailed to make you believe they are real when, in fact, they are not,” Michels said.“ “If you are ever in doubt, hang up and call your local bank at the publicly posted number or personally attend the bank. “Never provide personal banking information or passwords with anyone over the phone.” Michels urged additional caution about scams “with a COVID-19 flavour.”

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miniature fields turned into larger fields, noting the move also saves the city money as there will not be a need to construct parking or washrooms. “It’s a win-win, I think,” he said. Putnam said the city funding, which will be covered by doglicensing fees, will pay for perimeter fencing, signage, an accessible pathway, a water fountain and benches. A specific date for the creation of the dog park could not be provided, but Putnam said work on the project will begin when the weather warms in the spring. It expected to take only about a week to complete.

NO WORD YET ON CAR 40 EXPANSION JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

The city’s community services committee has heard expansion of the Car 40 program is no closer to becoming a reality, despite a significant increase in interventions by that service, which pairs a police officer with a mental-health professional to respond to mental health-related calls. In reporting third quarter statistics at the city’s community services committee on Thursday [Dec. 11], Kamloops RCMP Supt. Syd Lecky noted Car 40 had 291 interventions in July, August and September of 2020, compared to 93 during that same time period in 2019. A memo to the committee noted the service experienced weeks of higher volumes due to hospital psychiatric emergency room over capacity and emergency health services shortages. Lecky also noted increased awareness of the program has led to people calling and requesting the service. Lecky said he and police colleagues met with Interior Health officials in Kelowna since the last community service meeting was held in September. “I don’t think we’re necessarily closer to it [expanding Car 40],” he said, noting most calls for service continue to be dealt with by general duty members, who triage and do the best they can in such circumstances. However, like similar statements made about jail cells and substance use, Lecky said: “A jail cell is not the right place for someone dealing with a mentalhealth condition.”

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With more and more murals popping up around Kamloops, the question has been raised: What happens when the paint begins to fade? Barb Berger, the city’s culture manager, said there are plans for a virtual workshop with an expert on the looming public art issue related to questions around deaccession or decommissioning of the creations due to a state of disrepair. “Whether they’re fading because of UV rays or whether it’s just weather, water,” Berger said during a recent council committee meeting. “It is a public art kind of dilemma, so we’re turning to some experts in how to deal with that and we’ll be holding a workshop.” Berger further explained to KTW the city’s arts and culture engagement group makes decisions about public art, which includes an application process for murals that involve public money or public land. (For example, a mural on the side of one’s garage does not require an application, but a mural fronting a city sidewalk — such as the artwork on the wall of Paramount Theatre — requires the paperwork.) Berger said rules for murals were initially put into place to ensure they were sanctioned by the wall owner and were not a business advertisement or a political message, but truly public art. Berger said

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the engagement group has researched quality paints and sealants to ensure murals endure and for easier cleaning of tagging and bird feces. However, the engagement group wants to understand community best practices because the city’s policy does not go so far as to address the end-of-mural-life issue. “How this came out was a few years ago, when Stuart Wood was closing, there’s a little outdoor basketball court there. And, at one time, years earlier, the children at Stuart Wood had all dipped their hands in colours of paint and put their hand marks and made a mural,” Berger said. A parent expressed a wish for the mural to never disappear, but, with the hand marks now barely visible, Berger said that raises the question: At what point can the artwork be decommissioned? Berger said Vancouver is grappling with the same question due to metal sculptures rusting from salty ocean air and community risk due to the potential to cut oneself on that rusted metal. She said Kamloops has seen success from a rotating sanctioned street art project beneath Overlanders Bridge — Berger suggested checking out the artwork in that area now, which she said is worth a visit and is “unbelievable” at present — and the engagement group wants an opportunity to build further on the city’s public art policy. Meanwhile, as the city looks to best

practices on decommissioning artwork, KTW reached out to a Kamloops artist whose artwork adorns buildings downtown and in North Kamloops to ask how he feels about the matter. Zach Abney has created five murals in Kamloops and is perhaps best known for painting the mural depicting film scenes on the west-facing wall of Paramount Theatre, downtown at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue. It is among those considered public art. Abney said the idea of a mural being covered is probably hard to understand for many people. As a mural artist, however, he said the understanding is the work has a finite life span. “The idea that something would be up for years and years and years is obviously amazing,” he said. “But at the same time, buildings go up, they get torn down, building owners change, their tastes change.” He said if one of his murals were to be decommissioned, he would like to see artwork replace it as part of a cyclical process. Ideally, he would be given the opportunity to paint over his piece. “I would love to be the one who actually gets to paint over it,” Abney said. “I think that would be great, but if it goes to another artist, or whatever, that’s fine as well.” Berger said the virtual workshop will be held in the new year at a date to be determined.

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What would you hope they were saying? How would your obituary read? Many of us have attended funerals and celebration of life ceremonies. Being born and raised in Kamloops, I regularly read the Obituary section. I have yet to see a tribute to how much money one made, saved or spent. If anything, the individual’s successes are briefly mentioned but the bulk of their life commemorates their passions: family, career, sport, friends, travel, philanthropy and those that have been touched by their passing. Our father would often say "It is a shame that we wait until someone passes away before saying so many kind things about them. If only they were here to see how much love they created and in return received."

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The city will forward an Agricultural Land Reserve exclusion application to the Agricultural Land Commission that revives longtime plans for significant development on Kamloops Lake. The most recent iteration of plans for Tranquille, the former sanitarium west of Kamloops Airport, include the planting of orchards and vineyards, with the goals of creating a destination winery above Cooney Bay overlooking Kamloops Lake, as well as increasing the size of a proposed community park.

The owner/applicant of the application for the property, located at 4600 Tranquille Rd., is British Columbia Wilderness Tours Inc. The city said the 190-hectare site is composed of multiple parcels of land. As of November, the property was listed to have a business license for Tranquille Farm Fresh, linked to the numbered company 779318 Alberta LTD. KTW reached out to Tranquille Farm Fresh and did not hear back as of press deadline Plans in the area have a storied history, but have been held up at the rezoning process since 2012, due to market conditions, servicing requirements and associated costs, a city report states.

A 2012 city plan to guide development in the area provides direction for 2,000 homes and a vibrant commercial village integrated with residential, educational and institutional uses. A map of the proposal dated December of this year shows an area with shops, a school, waterfront inn, market garden, orchards, winery and public waterfront park. The ALC exclusion specifically sought is an increase of an existing conditional agricultural land exclusion by 1.13 hectares, to 50.91 hectares from 49.78 hectares. If approved, the city said more compact clustered development “pods” would be developed, instead of linear development

allowed in current boundaries. The applicant believes the boundary adjustments will promote local agriculture, public lake access and community growth. The revised boundaries would consolidate agricultural land, relocate land with identified agricultural soil from developable land to farm land and reduce conflicts by removing non-farm uses along the Tranquille lakefront. Staff said concerns raised about the application include protection of agricultural land and continued access to Kamloops Lake. Questions raised by council on Tuesday included the number of homes in the new proposal and impact of a winery

on nearby homes. Coun. Arjun Singh noted the impact of noise to scare off birds from Monte Creek Ranch Winery on nearby residents in the Thompson Nicola Regional District area. Monte Creek Ranch Winery is located east of Kamloops along Highway 1. Council voted to send the application to the ALC for consideration and, if approved, staff said the development bid will return to council for an official community plan amendment. The report also notes that community engagement will occur. The project would also need to be rezoned, which would require a public hearing.

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A fire on Saturday, Dec. 12, that damaged a Willow Street home that was the target of a drive-by shooting in October was caused by an electrical failure and is not considered suspicious. The home went up in flames at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, but all occupants escaped the building without any serious injuries being reported, according to the Kamloops RCMP. Lt. Ray Webster of Kamloops Fire Rescue told KTW the investigation is now closed, with confirmation of an electrical fire, with the origin in an electrical box. Police investigators said that just prior to the fire being sparked, several other homes in the area reported experiencing electrical power surges. Webster said it is not known if the power surge started the fire or if the fire started the surge, but noted investigators found no evidence of suspicious activity at the scene. The white house is situated at the southwest corner of Willow Street, Cottonwood Avenue and Renfrew Lane, the three-way stop behind Library Square in North Kamloops. A neighbour, who did not wish to give his name, said he was walking home after 5:30

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MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW The white house damaged in a Dec. 12 fire is situated at the southwest corner of Willow Street, Cottonwood Avenue and Renfrew Lane, the three-way stop behind Library Square in North Kamloops. The house was also the target of a drive-by shooting on Oct. 1.

p.m. to find the front of the home completely engulfed in flames — prior to the fire department arriving. He said he saw flames shooting out of the attic at the front of the house, but not through the roof. Upon arrival, firefighters took a defensive stance as flames had fully engulfed the house. As of about 7:20 p.m., the fire was fully extinguished, revealing substantial damage to the front of the house around the windows, but the structure remaining largely intact. In the late afternoon of Oct.

1, several shots were fired at the house, with no injuries reported. On Oct. 2, 34-year-old David Jeffrey Tremblay was arrested in Dallas and charged with attempted murder with a firearm, intentionally discharging a firearm into a place knowing a person was present and failure to comply with a court release order by being in possession of a firearm. Tremblay was denied bail during a Dec. 11 hearing in Kamloops Law Courts. He will return to court on Jan. 13 for an arraignment hearing.

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South Kamloops secondary students rehearse a scene from Santanova: A COVID Santa Christmas

old elf comes down with the bug himself, only girl power can save Christmas Eve as his replacement takes on Saint Nick’s usual Christmas duties. That’s what students came up with for this year’s Christmas play — something that almost didn’t happen due to pandemic-related class schedule changes that ended the drama class’ term in November. Drama teacher

Amy Fonseca said the Christmas play is usually part of the class, but the term system in use means that class ended just after Remembrance Day. That’s also when the students began the process of writing and producing the play with Fonseca, on their own time. “It’s actually been entirely extracurricular. They’ve come in on lunch hours, rehearsing after school,” Fronseca said, noting all COVID19 protocols have been followed along the way, leading to a lot of extra cleaning, as well. The play will be staged with 21 actors, helped by a few student crew members, a director’s assistant, a stage manager and Fonseca herself. The pandemicthemed Christmas play, called Santanova: A COVID Santa Christmas, will make its debut on YouTube as a livestreamed event on

Friday, Dec. 18, at 10:30 a.m. Its recorded version will stay online until the new year. Fonseca said she has a “really good group of kids” that has made the play’s creation easier. Not only are her students at school and ready to be creative, they’re also doing extra handwashing, wearing masks and even helping her clean. She said the kids wanted to poke fun at COVID-19 due to how intense things were when they began writing — just a few weeks after B.C.’s case count began a swift upward trend. “I think my students just wanted to open it up and hopefully spread some cheer, as well,” Fonseca said. Catch the play’s premiere on YouTube at youtube.com/ watch?v=K-r_p79_Lz8 or find the link on the school’s website at skss. sd73.bc.ca.

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KTW’s Hastings wins prestigious Webster award KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops This Week reporter Marty Hastings won the Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting at the 2020 Jack Webster Awards, which were handed out in an online event on Dec. 8. The Jack Webster awards are among the most prestigious journalism honours in B.C. and Canada. Hastings was recognized for his story about the tragic death of 25-year-old Kamloops resident Brady Dalke, a story that can be read online at kamloopsthisweek. com. In accepting the award, Hastings thanks the parents of Brady, Brad and Debbie Dalke, for opening up and sharing the important story with the KTW readership and beyond. “Brad and Debbie Dalke were brave enough to make their son’s story public a few months after his death of a fentanyl overdose. Brady’s story would not have been told without that courage — and stories like his must be heard,” Hastings said. “I’d like to thank Brad and Debbie for trusting me with such delicate and personal subject matter. I’ll never forget their pain, anguish and advice.” This was the second time Hastings was named a finalist in the

prestigious journalism competition. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting for his story, Wedding night turns tragic; Adkin dies of OD, which chronicled the tragic night that a Kamloops man died of an overdose at a wedding celebration. Kamloops This Week has had three previous Jack Webster Award winners. Jessica Klymchuk won in the Community Reporting category in 2016 for her feature series, Transcendent: When Darrin became Deanna. Tim Petruk won in the same category in 2009 for his feature, Targeting Teens Within Seconds. Dale Steeves won the 1998 Jack Webster Award of Distinction for his Stalking Series. In addition, Petruk was a Community Reporting finalist in 2016 for his feature, Triumph & Tragedy: The Rudy Poeschek Story, and in 2010 for his feature, Eastside Stories. The Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting is given to a print journalist from a publication with less than 50,000 circulation or a broadcast journalist from a smallmarket broadcast organization, whose work demonstrates extraordinary enterprise, talent or courage in bringing vital information to their community.

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Q) My Mom is isolated at home by herself and bored out of her mind. She is worried to move to a Retirement Community right now due to the pandemic? Any insight I can share with her as to why she should move? A) The health effects of isolation have been severe for seniors living in their own homes through COVID-19. We do know that many seniors who have made the decision to move into Berwick during the pandemic have never looked back. Living in a community that offers real independence, comfort, safety and security and new friendships all in a COVID-free environment was exactly what they needed. Breaking through barriers, exploring new hobbies and activities, and connecting with likeminded individuals is a little snippet of life at Berwick on the Park. The Holiday Light Bus Tours, Cribbage, Tile Rummy, DIY Chocolate Making and Holiday Sing Alongs might make her re-think that the benefits of living in a Retirement Community outweigh being at home by herself.

Welcome to Startup Story, a six-part series in which we will follow a new business through its startup and the trials and tribulations of a new venture over the course of a year. This is a collaborative venture between Venture Kamloops’ VK Accelerate Program and Kamloops This Week. This is the fifth instalment. The featured business has purchased an advertising package in Kamloops This Week as part of its participation. Franca Muraca Notary Public has had a busy year and the neophyte business is leaning on estate planning to keep it that way to close out 2020. Business owner Franca Muraca, who launched the firm a year ago with the help of Venture Kamloops’ VK Accelerate program, feels like its come full circle. The initial uncertainty in starting a business was followed by an unexpected surge in work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Muraca Notary Public headed into the fall — a typically slower time of year due to a cooling off in the real estate market — anticipating a slowdown. Muraca, however, is focusing more attention on the estate planning over the winter. “Some practices, when real estate

is super busy, they’ll stop their estate planning and put it on ice until the practices are slower during the colder months, but we never did that,” she said. “We continued to offer that as part of our services.” Muraca hopes this decision will be one that pays off by maintaining a customer base through the winter. “That’ll be an interesting last chapter of this year, to get an accurate sense

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of what the business is like in the fall, winter, sporing and summer,” she said. Muraca started her business in January and 2020 has been like no other year, with the pandemic impacting myriad businesses. But the real estate market, Muraca noted has been as hot as ever. “I anticipate next year’s going to be as busy as this year, for sure,” Muraca said, noting 2021 will likely start off

slow, which is typical for the month of January. What has made Muraca Notary Public so successful in its first year is the fact it has welcomed many repeat customers and clients who have been referred by others. Muraca noted she recently dealt with one client who is on her third visit and referred Muraca to her daughter and son-in-law for estate planning. “That speaks volumes, I think, to the service we’re providing and that we’re doing a good job,” Muraca said, noting the team had to build every aspect of the practice from scratch. It’s been a short trajectory upwards for Muraca Notary Public. Muraca said there are a number of factors for that — the market warranted it and she credited her staff for being able to hit that milestone, despite being a small team. “We’re trying to build a sense of community,” Muraca said, pointing out that is why she believes the business has secured return customers. While she has taken just a single day off to date in 2020, Muraca is planning to enjoy some time off with her daughters over the Christmas holidays.

Connect with seniors with these initiatives KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Two initiatives have been created to help bring some festive spirit to seniors who remain isolated in care homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Liam and Domenic are two friends who live in Batchelor Heights. Liam is a scout and, every year, his group goes to The Hamlets at Westsyde care home to sing carols and bring residents gifts. With such visits not possible this year due to the pandemic, the two boys devised the idea to collect sealed boxes of chocolates and candy and greeting cards for the seniors who won’t be able to celebrate with their families this year. The boys have created a box and placed it in front of 2153 Doubletree Cres., into which donations can be dropped. Meanwhile, a new online initiative hopes to provide holiday greetings to lonely seniors unable to visit with friends and family this December. #SeniorsGreetings is the idea of the BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC. The program aims

to provide handwritten notes, videos, drawings and other expressions of love, hope and support to B.C. seniors living in long-term care and assisted living. “We recognize how difficult that this holiday season will be for many British Columbians, especially with traditional gatherings not happening,” said Rebecca Frederick, senior manager of strategic engagement for EngAge BC. But for seniors living in care, the impact of social isolation can be unbearable. We hope, therefore, all B.C.ers will join us in sending a greeting to seniors in care over the holiday season.” #SeniorsGreetings submissions can be made online at route65.ca. Messages and images will be shared virtually with recipients. Visitors have the option of submitting anonymously or with their name. “We are all looking forward to safely celebrating with the seniors in our lives,” Frederick said. “Until that is possible, we hope that #Seniors Greetings will bring some joy to seniors living in long-term care and assisted living.”


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Taking driving or walking tours to see the myriad displays of Christmas lights and assorted creations is a much-anticipated activity in Kamloops in November and December. We have asked readers to send us addresses for residents to check out. If you have locations to add to the list below, please email them to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Check out KTW’s online map of Christmas light displays at christmasinkamloops.ca/lights, where addresses can also be added. Aberdeen: 803 Bramble Pl. 2271 Garymede Dr. Westerdale Drive Westerdale Court Batchelor Heights 2013 Saddleback Dr. 1731 North River

Dr. 1725 North River Dr. Brocklehurst: 2668 Briarwood Ave. 2643 Rosewood Ave. 2112 Ponderosa Ave. 2175 Ponderosa Ave. 2360 Tranquille Rd. 899 Nicolani Dr. 1897 Fleetwood Ave. Cherry Creek: 6100 Buckhorn Rd. 5150 Trans-Canada Hwy. W. 5880 Gardi Rd. Dallas/Campbell Creek: 5215 Dallas Dr. 5603 Dallas Dr. 403 Coyote Dr. Beaver Crescent (multiple homes) 193 Houston Pl. Dufferin: 1732 Hillside Dr. Rockcress Drive (multiple homes) 1560 Hillside Dr.

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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.

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I wanted to paint something whimsical, yet had meaning for this holiday season. It was important to me to try and bring a smile to the faces of people who are struggling with everyday life due to the coronavirus. With Christmas upon us and restrictions on gathering with friends and family, there needs to be a message of encouragement and hope. We are all in a precarious position these days, just like this little snowman. Let’s climb a little higher and find that extra reserve of strength to make this a happy holiday season. As the artwork is titled, Hang in There, things will get better.

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see much anymore. That’s not to say they were not fine individuals, only that their ideas and values proved different than mine. I spent an evening in a boat with a fellow last summer, an upstanding guy with a wildly successful career and a solid family. But we didn’t become friends, not good ones anyway. He’s too competitive while fishing and experience has shown me that someone who duels with a rod wants to go head-to-head over almost everything. I don’t like to spar with friends. As I get older, I find there’s fewer people I want to share time with while in the outdoors. It seems I’d rather hunt or fish alone than with people who might make it less enjoyable. It’s made me realize the value of friendship, and the importance of old friends

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city — a problem that Cheeseborough said has only been made more dire by COVID-19, especially for those aging out of care. The staggering community response follows the Dec. 4 death of A Way Home Kamloops executive director Katherine McParland just eight days prior to the fundraiser. “We weren’t expecting to exceed $100,000. Even

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xcept for this COVID year, there is a lot of excitement around Christmas celebration. It’s celebrated all over the world, not just by Christians but by non-Christians as a cultural festival, providing a significant commercial opportunity. But the central message of Christmas is the Incarnation, God becoming man. As John wrote in his gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God…The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory.” However, the concept of incarnation is not unique to Christianity. Hinduism, which is a religion as old as mankind, believes in incarnation known as avatar. It means god taking a physical form in the world in a human or animal form (by the way, avatar is now an accepted term in English dictionaries). The Hindu scripture, Gita, declares that whenever there

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is decline of good and the up rise of evil, Krishna incarnates himself in the world to destroy the evil and to re-establish the good, in order to save the righteous and to destroy the sinner. So, the obvious question is: If the concept of incarnation is not unique to Christianity, what are the differences between the incarnation of Jesus and all other incarnations? Let me suggest a few. Apart from a couple of significant differences, one is the purpose behind the incarnation. Lord Krishna, explaining the purpose of his incarnation is believed to have said: “I incarnate myself in every age to save the righteous and to destroy the sinner.”

On the other hand, the Bible gives the purpose of the incarnation of Jesus in this way: “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Jesus himself said: “For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.” And, in another place, he said: “For I have not come to call (save) the righteous, but sinners.” Behind these two opposite purposes there are two distinct and opposite theological concepts. Hinduism and other religions divide mankind between good and evil. Their thesis is: God helps the good and gives them salvation because they are good. By being good, they have earned their salvation. On the other hand, according to them, God destroys the evil sinner because by being evil that is what they deserve. It’s interesting that in Hinduism, the “evil” are always “they” and the righteous is always “I” or “we,” and there is no sense of personal sinfulness or the concept

of inherent sin nature. Whereas according to Christian theology, no one is good enough to meet God’s standard and so no one can save himself by being good. “There is no one righteous, not even one. There is no one who does good, not even one. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:10, 12, 23). In the Old Testament, prophet Isaiah wrote: “The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice. He was appalled that there was no one to intervene. So his own arm worked salvation for him and his own righteousness sustained him,” (Isaiah 59:1516). Sinful mankind was not able to save itself, so God took it upon Himself to save them and sent His Son to save the sinful world. The Bible describes God as having compassion on sinners. He is not pleased with their destruction. He wants them to turn to Him and be saved. The different and opposite purposes of incarnation bring out two opposite concepts of God.

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In one, God is the God who judges and destroys the sinner. In the other, God is the God who saves, provides salvation through His love for the sinner. Of course, the God of the Bible will judge too one day, but He does not delight in it. Another major difference between the Hindu avatars and the incarnation of Christ is expressed in the plural versus singular of the word avatar, many versus one, and how often it has to take place. In the same text quoted from Gita, Krishna told his disciple Arjuna: “Whenever there is decline of good and up rise of evil, I incarnate myself from age to age,” meaning as often as needed incarnation takes place. The Hindu scrip-

tures list 10 major avatars, but theoretically “whenever” indicates that there is no limit. It surmises that from time to time evil raises its head again and again which makes another avatar necessary and there is no end in sight. There is a duality of good and evil, both coexistent and eternal, and hence there is no permanent victory of good over evil. On the other hand, Jesus was able to accomplish his work once for all and once forever. He does not need to incarnate himself repeatedly. As the author of the book of Hebrews says: “But this priest, after he had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, sat down at the right hand of God,” (Hebrews 10:12). The Bible has a clear answer to the

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ylan Garand and Connor Zary will represent Canada at the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship, marking the first time since 2002 that two Kamloops Blazers will join forces at the marquee under20 tournament. “I kind of got woken up this morning and called down to meet the coaches,” Garand told reporters in a Zoom press conference last Thursday. “I was a bit nervous that maybe I was getting sent home. After they told us the news, it was a great feeling and it’s awesome to know I’m going to be part of this team. Now, it’s just time to keep going.” Garand’s father, Loren, broke

the news to his son, an 18-year-old goaltender from Victoria, in a tearful video call that was recorded and published by Hockey Canada. Zary, a 19-year-old forward from Saskatoon, took calls from family and his NHL club, the Calgary Flames, last Friday, when the final cut was made, leaving Canada with 22 skaters and three goaltenders. “When they said those words, that I was going to be part of the team, just the emotions going through my head and through their faces … obviously, they were really excited and proud of me,” Zary said. “Them [his parents] being through this whole thing, through my whole life, is why I’m here, so that was pretty special having them there.” Jared Aulin and Scottie Upshall represented the Blazers at the 2002 world juniors, settling for sil-

ver after a 5-4 loss to Russia in the gold-medal game in Pardubice, Czech Republic. Zary and Garand will continue jostling for ice time when pre-tournament action begins inside the Edmonton bubble, with Canada slated to square off against Sweden at 3 p.m. TSN3 and TSN5 will carry the game. Canada’s title defence begins on Boxing Day against Germany. Game time is 3 p.m. Garand, Taylor Gauthier of the Prince George Cougars and Devon Levi of Northeastern University are Canada’s goaltenders. “All of us would like to be the No. 1 guy, but only one guy can play in the net at a time,” Gauthier said. “Our ultimate goal is to win a gold medal.” Garand was asked to assess Gauthier, a B.C. Division foe in the WHL ranks.

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Baseball fans in the Tournament Capital have their first chance to get mitts on Kamloops NorthPaws’ tickets. The expansion West Coast League franchise put season tickets on sale for $400 last Thursday online at northpawsbaseball.ca, a package that includes a $100 credit for merchandise or food and beverage at Norbrock Stadium. There are 27 home games on the schedule next summer. As of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the club had sold about 60 season ticket packages, according to NorthPaws’ co-owner Jon Pankuch. “We’re extremely happy with that,” Pankuch said. “It’s a goodnews story in the world we live in today. People are looking forward to the vaccine and getting out in public and socializing and having a good time again.” Pankuch said the club will likely put on a season-ticket-holders’ event next spring at which seats will be chosen, with priority based on order of purchase. Pankuch expects single-game tickets will cost between $16 and $18.

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The curling teams of Corryn Brown and Matt Dunstone are in the dark when it comes to much of their scheduling future, but both are expecting their next event to be of major career significance. Team Brown, the

Kamloops Curling Club rink that includes skip Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Sam Fisher, might play next at the Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championship, which is slated to run concurrently with men’s provincials from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1 at McArthur Island Sport

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and Event Centre. That event is in jeopardy and seems likely to be cancelled if current pandemicrelated restrictions on travel and sports activities in B.C. are extended. Curl BC will send last year’s provincial champions — Brown and Kamloops product Jim Cotter on the men’s side — to this year’s national curling championships if the pan-

demic pre-empts the B.C. championships. “All of us would love the chance to play to defend our titles, but if we get the direct bye to the [national] Scotties, I don’t think any of us will be arguing with that,” Brown told KTW. Team Dunstone includes skip Dunstone, a Kamloops resident, and three Regina-based teammates — third Braeden Moskowy, second Kirk Muyres and

lead Dustin Kidby. The defending Saskatchewan champions and 2020 Tim Hortons Brier bronze medallists will also play next at provincials or nationals, should either of those events escape pandemic culling. Unlike Curl BC, CurlSask has not yet made it clear how Saskatchewan champions will be crowned if the men’s and women’s provincial playdowns

cannot take place. Dunstone said the perfect-world scenario is restrictions in Saskatchewan will be relaxed to allow for provincials to go ahead. He believes his team should get the nod for the Brier if provincials are cancelled. “With our results from the Brier last year … I don’t see a scenario where we’re not picked, but at the same time, whatever deci-

sion is made on their [CurlSask’s] end, if it has to come to that, I totally respect that and there is some good reason why it’s chosen that way,” Dunstone said. Curling Canada has proposed plans to hold the men’s and women’s national championships, mixed doubles nationals and the men’s world championship from February to April inside a competition bubble in Calgary.

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Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame event nixed There will be no Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2021. A press release issued by the Kamloops Sports Council notes large group gatherings are not likely to occur next spring in Kamloops, as the fight against COVID-19 continues across the province. The induction banquet, traditionally held in May, was postponed in 2020 and took place in August, with a virtual/in-person hybrid format. “Although the hybrid event was a major success and a more intimate style of celebration, organizers recognize a larger gathering is more ideal to celebrate the accomplishments of these members of our sporting community,” the press release said. The next inductions are slated to take place in May of 2022.

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Jack Cameron is among the group of Kamloops Classic Swimming athletes that cracked the provincial swim team. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE

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in 2019-2020. Meanwhile, Classics’ swimmers Wist, Sienna Angove, Jack Cameron and Diego Paz, along with coach Dalke, have been selected to join the Swim BC provincial team and have been carded by PacificSport Interior B.C. HARPER TO OPEN? Outdoor enthusiasts may be able to get fresh air this weekend on Harper Mountain. Manager Lisa

Daburger told KTW on Tuesday the mountain is aiming for a soft opening on Friday and full opening on Saturday. Daburger said decisions for opening weekend are expected to be finalized on Thursday. For more information, go online to harpermountain.com. GAMES POSTPONED The 2021 55-plus BC Games have been postponed amid

the pandemic. Greater Victoria was slated to host the Games from Sept. 14 to Sept. 18, but is now expected to put on the event in the fall of 2022. The City of Abbotsford, which was originally scheduled to host in 2022, has put in a request to hold the event in 2023. Each year, the Games attract about 3,600 participants and require about 1,500 volunteers.

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Thank you to Tara Sales, head trainer of Orangetheory Fitness Kamloops for donating $1,000 to the ICCHA / Wish Fund’s quest to improve cardiac care at RIH. She is an open heart surgery warrior and is hosting a virtual rowa-thon on February 20, 2021 to raise funds for cardiac care!

Join us and become a “Hero of the Heart.” For information or to donate, visit: iwishfund.com or email: iwishfund@gmail.com

Welcome to a holiday experience that will transform Downtown Kamloops into an immersive Story Book Village! Presented by Thompson Rivers University. Displays are up Nov 29 – Dec 29. Don’t forget to vote for your Favourite Story Book Window Display!

Santa’s Village & Buddy the Elf 100 Block Victoria St. • • • • • • • • • • •

Glasskey Accounting – Santa’s Accountant Anderson’s Sewing – Santa’s Tailor Cook’s Cuisine – Buddy Decorating the Tree Vacant Lot – Candy Cane Forest Interior Academy – Santa’s Beauty Salon Brendan Shaw Real Estate – Mall and Buddy’s Dad’s office RIH Thrift Store – Buddy the Elf Story Sakred Skin Tattoo – Santa’s Workshop Di Muzio Restaurant – Breakfast Spaghetti Total Concept / Tri-City – Santa’s Head Office Movie Mart, 367 St Paul St – Santa wearing his “Back to the Future” jacket

• • • • • •

Travelwise, 456 Victoria St Instinct Adornment, 319 Victoria St #2 BIG Little Science Centre, 458 Seymour St Community Futures Development, 330 Seymour St. Royal LePage Kamloops, 322 Seymour St Krob Krua Thai Restaurant, 298 3rd Ave

12 Little Elves Visit Canada

Mousekin’s Frosty Friend

A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas

• Sandman Signature Hotel, 225 Lorne St

• Red Wing Shoes Kamloops, 237 Victoria St

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Festive Décor • • • • • • •

CBC Kamloops, 218 Victoria St Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, 615 Victoria St Kamloops Museum & Archives, 207 Seymour St St. John Ambulance, 627 Victoria St Andre’s Telus, 450 Lansdowne St #236 TD Canada Trust Branch, 301 Victoria St Unit 102 Pokotillo Ukrainian Dancers, at 458 Seymour St

A Christmas Carol • • • • • • • • •

Brownstone Restaurant, 118 Victoria St Kipp-Mallery Pharmacy, 273 Victoria St Commodore Grand Cafe, 369 Victoria St The Vic Downtown, 377 Victoria St Freshslice Pizza, 402 Victoria St Castles and Cottages, 347 Victoria St The Modern Family Boutique, 665 Victoria St The Art We Are Cafe, 246 Victoria St McAllister & Howard Clothiers, 235 Victoria St

Feliz Navidad • Casa Azul Mexican Restaurant, 330 Victoria St, with Hispanic Society of Kamloops

The Shortest Day • Royal LePage Westwin, 800 Seymour Street

The Mitten • Kamloops Library, 465 Victoria St, #100

• • • • • •

Engel & Völkers Kamloops, 448 Victoria St K-Spin Indoor Cycling Studio, 153 Seymour St Preferred Picture Framing and Art Supplies, 749 Victoria St Life.Ink.Tattoo, 240 3 Ave Caffè Motivo, 229 Victoria St Stingray Radio, 611 Lansdowne St

• • • • • •

Delta Hotel & Cordo Resto + Bar, 540 Victoria St Thompson Hotel, 650 Victoria St Binnie & Associates Ltd.,157 Victoria St Golden Buddha, 247 Victoria St Telus Business Store, 300 St Paul St Main Street Clothing Co., 221 Victoria St

The Nutcracker

Gingerbread • Jardine’s Domaine, 245 Victoria St

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer • Big Boot Inn, 241 Victoria St

Frosty the Snowman • Save On Foods, 450 Lansdowne St, #200

Away in a Manger • Manhandler Barber Shop, 242 4th Ave

‘Twas the night before Christmas • Kamloops Arts Council, 7 W Seymour St.

SEASON’S GREETINGS!


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D L O S

SAHALI

SAHALI

NICELY UPDATED KITCHEN • Corner Unit • Quick Possession Possible

2 BEDROOM 2 BATH FRONT FACING • 55+ Ashley Court- No Pets or Rentals • C/Air - All Appliances & 1 parking stall • Close to all amenities, TRU & shops

PANORAMIC VIEW - ESTATE SALE • Adult oriented 2 Bdrm Rancher • Full unfinished basement & D/Garage • C/Air & All appliances included

INVESTOR ALERT • 5 Bedrooms w/2up & 3 down • 2 Suites - All appliances included • Well maintained - good income

32-1605 SUMMIT DR

208-338 NICOLA ST

25-1580 SPRINGHILL DRIVE

1664 SELYWN ROAD

$419,900

$437,900

$489,900

$495,000

DALLAS

D L O S

BROCKLEHURST

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

CHARMING HALF DUPLEX IN DALLAS • 4 Bedrooms with 2.5 Bathrooms • Updated throughout

CHARMING CHARACTER HOME • Large 10,000+ Sqft lot zoned RT-1 • 5 bedrooms 1 bath

TOP FLOOR, 2 BEDROOM + DEN • 1700 sq ft with 2 levels • Open plan w/Island kitchen on main • Upper floor has 2nd bedroom & bath

BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED THROUGHOUT • 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths-New Kitchen • One bedroom suite w/private entry •RV & lots of lane parking

6045 DALLAS DR

1670 SLATER AVE

304-550 LORNE ST

1135 DOUGLAS ST

$559,900

$599,900

$789,000

$825,000

D L O S ABERDEEN

TOBIANO

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

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FAMILY HOME W/GREAT VIEW • 3 Bedroom-3 Baths • Close to school & Montessori • Well maintained & new roof

BEST VIEW AT LAKE STAR • Rancher & priced for quick sale • 3 Bedrooms plus home office • Complex w/pool & close to golf

WATERFRONT NEW HOME BY TUFT HOMES • 5 Bedrooms – 4 Baths – 2 Storey • Fully finished daylight basement • To be built custom for a buyer

NEW BUILD BY GRACE CONSTR. • Legal two Bedroom Suite • Fully finished up & down • All Appliances, C/Air & Landscaping included

913 GREYSTONE CRES

25-175 HOLLOWAY DRIVE

2732 BEACHMOUNT CRES

1069 FORDEN PL

$830,000

$899,900

$949,900

$1,029,999

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

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SMART HOME • Legal two Bedroom Suite • Fully finished up & down • All Appliances, C/Air & Landscaping included

TOBIANO GOLF RESORT HOME • Deluxe home w/double garage • Fully finished & landscaped • 5 Bedrooms & Suite Potential

TOBIANO GOLF RESORT • Deluxe home w/triple garage • Fully finished & landscaped • 4 Bedrooms & Suite Potential

EXECUTIVE JUNIPER HEIGHTS HOME • Brand new 770Sqft detached shop • Very private and fenced backyard

1061 FORDEN PL

244 HOLLOWAY DR

228 HOLLOWAY DR

12-3100 KICKING HORSE DR

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LOTS FOR SALE

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CUSTOM 3648 SQFT HOME BUILT IN 2016 • Beautiful 3.5 acre property with mountain views • Close proximity to Sun Peaks Ski Resort 1452 HEFFLEY-LOUIS CREEK RD

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KAMLOOPS LAKE LOT SABISTON CREEK RD • $469,000 • Rare 12.3 Acre waterfront lot on Kamloops Lake • 1800 Feet of shoreline • 15 Min boat ride from Savona

CHRISTMAS

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Denise Bouwmeester Cell 250-319-3876

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• 122 acres in Eagle Bay area • Preliminary lot layout for 39 lots • 1 hectare each (2.47 acres) • Water at property line • Property adjoins existing sub-division • Zoned RR-1, 2.5 hectors zoned C-5, 2.5 hectares zoned P-1 • Some timber & some properties will have lake view • Priced to sell - Plus GST

$888,000

– DENISE

34-1810 SPRINGHILL DR $355,000

• 3 bedroom and 2 bath unit • Lovely kitchen cupboards & appliances • Spacious layout w/walk out basement • Carport and lovely views from back deck

644 PLEASANT ST $475,000

CALL MARVIN

320 MCGOWAN $455,000

SOLD • 4 bedroom & 2 bath bungalow • Lots of updates including kitchen, flooring, on demand • Hot water system, bathrooms w/jetted tub, windows, • Pain & trim, wiring and plumbing • 20' by 12' wired workshop and fenced yard with alley access

2123 MARTIN PRAIRIE RD $789,000

Brent Miller

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Cell 250.319.7376 brentmiller@shaw.ca

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LOT 5

LOT 6 6.05 acres

• Horse Country • Drilled wells, UG gas & hydro • Close to 3 golf courses • Close to Deerfoot Tr & McLeod Tr

LOT 7 4.21 acres

6.05 acres 4.21 acres

$608,000 $568,000

• 4 bedrooms • 4 pce bathroom • 3 pce ensuite • Hot water heat plus heat pump • 2 gas fireplaces • Rec Room with slate pool table • 18x30 detached garage • Lots of parking • Manicured yard with fruit trees • U/G sprinklers

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$1,080,000 • Best of the old and new in a lovely downtown street with views • 2 bedrooms and 2 baths • Many updates including 200 electrical, bathroom, furnace, roof and landscaping

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WE HAVE BUYER'S FOR… • Lakefront lot or house on White Lake • Lot or house in Savona • 2 Bedroom apartment Victoria Landing or Riviera Gardens • Newer rancher up to $850,000 - South Kamloops, lower Sahali, Valleyview • Mobile in Silver Sage Trailer Park up to $130,000 • Lakefront house on the Shuswap $650,000 $700,000 - Blind Bay, Sunnybrae, Sorrento, Eagle Bay or Mara Lake • House in Blind Bay up to $600,000 • Rancher in Ashcroft, Cache Creek areas up to $350,000 • House on 0.5 - 1 acre in Dallas, Juniper, Deloro up to $600,000

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LINDSAY PITTMAN, Realtor® MBA 250-682-6252 | lindsaypittman@outlook.com JESSICA SUTHERLAND Personal Real Estate Corporation 250-319-1942 | jessicasutherland@royallepage.ca MIKE LATTA, Realtor® 250-320-3091 | mikelatta@royallepage.ca

827-15 Hudson’s Bay Trail • $779,900

G PENDIN •A great complex within beautiful Westsyde •Unit 110 has lots of amazing features and is perfect for those looking for their first home or looking to downsize •The main floor includes two generous sized bedrooms, laundry, access to the single car garage, and a large bathroom with a walk in shower •It also boasts an open concept floor plan that connects the living, kitchen and dining room spaces together making it ideal for families or entertaining •Off the dining room is a low maintenance back yard with a sunny patio space •The lower floor provides plenty of options for a future bedroom, media room, home gym and much more!

552 Carmel Court • $650,000

G PENDIN •Perfect investment or family home •Main consists of a large living room with bright floor to ceiling windows, two bedrooms, spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances. •1 bedroom in-law suite •Suite includes a new kitchen, its own stainless steel appliances •Potential rents for the entire property are $3800+/month

•Live your life in luxury with this beautiful home in South Kamloops! Great open concept design and an abundance of square footage finished to the highest quality •The main floor consists of a large kitchen, dining and living area that flow together and take advantage of the natural light and over sized windows •Also on the main floor is an office, powder room, laundry station, and the master bedroom •The master bedroom is ideal with plenty of closet space, access to the exterior and an elegant ensuite •Downstairs exceptional for entertaining! •Additional features include granite countertops, 2 car garage, driveway parking and an amazing complex with a gym and pool!

•A renovated upper Sahali home with three bedrooms, a two car garage also a new one bedroom one bath suite •This neighbourhood is known for its cul-de-sacs, water park and duck ponds and in the Albert McGowan Elementary catchment •Whether you’re looking to call this house your home or you’re an investor


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The holidays are a great time to show gratitude, so thank you to everyone that has supported me this year. I look forward to the coming years. May you have a Merry Holiday and a prosperous New Year.

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2524 Mountain View Drive - Located in the beautiful village of Sun Peaks where life is good. This home has been started and is almost at lock up. You can complete it and make this your dream home. The views of the Burfield and Sundance are outstanding and if that’s not enough you will also be able to enjoy fantastic evening sunsets from the covered deck. Some stipulations apply, please call listing Realtor for further details. $848,800

7075 Watson Drive E - Affordable living in Savona. This manufactured home features 1,500 sf of living space with an openconcept kitchen, cozy living room with gas fireplace, well-sized dining, a cheerful sunroom, 3 bright & generous sized bedrooms plus 2 4-piece bathrooms. Detached garage/shop, patio & the perfect amount of greenery await you in the back yard. $300,000

714 - 9th Street - Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase an affordable investment property - a 3 level split floor plan with non-conforming one bedroom self contained suite with separate entry. This home is situated on a pie-shaped property of 11,594 sf with good sized back yard & single attached garage +& additional parking. Updates in the last few years include roof, furnace & hot water tank. $448,500

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

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

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Wishing you all a Merry Chritsmas and a veryHappy New Year! 70-2401 ORD ROAD • $129,900 • MLS®159595

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

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

135 HOLWAY STREET • $349,900 • MLS®159478

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535 TOD MOUNTAIN ROAD • $599,900 • MLS®159051

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WEEKLY COMICS

ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt

PARDON MY PLANET by Vic Lee

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SHOE by Gary Brookins & Susie Macnelly

by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

It is time to make some new connections, Aries. Invite someone you trust to take the lead for a change instead of you running the show. You may enjoy the break.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may find yourself taking more risks and acting more boldly. Don’t be afraid to give other things a try. Try public speaking or ask to helm a new project.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Reality will not be nearly as exciting as you hope it to be this week, Gemini. You may have to offset things a bit by watching movies or reading books for a great escape.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, messages from friends or family members could reach you this week. Expect some exciting news about a reunion of sorts. It’s a good time for communication.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You might be tempted to break up with someone or put a friendship on ice, Leo. Maybe your feelings were hurt or there was a misunderstanding. Think before acting.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, when one door closes another opens, and you will find this to be true this week. A cycle comes to a close and something entirely new will come your way.

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

Good stuff all the time.

DECEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 22, 2020 LIBRA

- Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your empathy for others is ramped up this week as you make a concerted effort to help the less fortunate. Consider all ways you can provide assistance.

SCORPIO

- Oct 24/Nov 22 Remember the people who have helped you along the way, Scorpio. Give thanks to everyone who has supported you in any and all endeavors.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 It can be challenging for you to be as productive as you want to be, Sagittarius. For some reason your focus keeps being drawn elsewhere. Hunker down and concentrate.

What do you call an obnoxious reindeer?

RUDE-olph! RUDEolph!

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Capricorn, a reason to throw an intimate party will present itself in the days ahead. Keep it small and write up a guest list of those closest to you.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 This week you learn a new skill or something relating to electronics commands your attention, Aquarius. This can put you in good spirits as you figure out ways to apply what you learn.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may find that you are mixing business with pleasure. Just be careful to follow the rules if you’re thinking of a workplace romance.

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LISTINGS

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

Coming Events

HOLIDAY SEASON DEADLINE CHANGES Kamloops This be closed following dates:

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Personals

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

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. Thursday, Dec. 24th . Friday, Dec. 25th . Friday, Jan. 1st Classified Deadline will be Monday, Dec 28th at noon for Wednesday, Dec. 30th paper. Happy Holidays from all of us at Kamloops This Week

If you have an upcoming event for our

COMMUNITY CALENDAR go to

Call 250-374-0462

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

$900. chairs

For Sale by Owner $55.00 Special

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

Art & Collectibles

Wanted

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

Health

Plants/Shrubs/Trees

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

WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops this Week

Do you have an item for sale under $750?

Only 1 issue a week!

Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for two weeks for FREE?

for a route near you!

KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Fuel tanks - 1-300 gal and 2-100gal on stands. $300. 250-672-9712 250-819-9712. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000/obo 250- 376-6607.

Spartan display showcase 3pcs - 2 units with lights and drawers. $250/all 250-3766607.

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

Farm Services

Tax not included

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

RVs/Campers/Trailers

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

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

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

Tax not included

BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR

Antiques

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

Farm Services

BONUS (pick up only):

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

• 2 large Garage Sale Signs • Instructions

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS

Looking For Love?

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

Lost: Black female cat from the North Shore. 250-3192317.

For Sale by Owner

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

Makita 18 volt cordless compact set with extra battery. $350. 250-573-9337

Lost

Furniture

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

EARN EXTRA $$$

1 Day Per Week

Tax not included

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

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

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Renos & Home Improvement

WE DO IT ALL, LARGE OR SMALL Painting | Drywalls Fences | Yard Maintenance Tiles and Hardwood Floors And so much more...

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

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops Classes & Courses HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. January 9th and 10th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L December 20th, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman & Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

Houses For Rent

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

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

Automotive Tires

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Snow Removal

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Handyperson

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

SINGLE OFFICE FOR RENT in Business Centre in Riverview Execu-Suites Downtown Kamloops Central Reception, Lunch Room, Meeting Room, call Karen Watt for details 250-372-3053 or email: karen@excel.bc.ca for more info.

PRESTIGE LOCAL ALARM MONITORING STATION

Handyperson

DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES

Commercial

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Misc Home Service

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CHOOSE LOCAL

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FIND HELP FOR YOUR PROJECTS

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

Domestic Cars 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 $4,200 obo 250-376-3390

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

Sports & Imports

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

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2013 BMW 128i 2dr. coupe. Fully loaded. M Sport Package. $13,500 250-819-0863.

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

Rims

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

How to write a classiďŹ ed ad that works. Writing an effective classiďŹ ed ad is easy when you use these time-tested principles. • Use a keyword. Start your ad with the item for sale, service offered or the job title. • Be descriptive. Give customers a reason to respond. Advertisers have found that the more information you provide, the better the response. • Limit abbreviations. Use only standard abbreviations to avoid confusion and misinterpretations. • Include price. Always include price of the item for sale. • How to respond. Always include a phone number (with area code) and/or street and email address.

DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN

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:

Pest Management Plan Number: TNRD-MOSQ-2020

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

Applicant: The Thompson-Nicola Regional District, 300- 465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 Tel: (250) 377-7199 Fax: 250-374-6489 Attention: Martin Dickson, Environmental Services Technologist Location: The TNRD intends to apply pesticides to reduce mosquitoes within designated mosquito surveillance and reduction areas in Electoral Area ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘J’, ‘L’, ‘M’, ‘N’, ‘O’, & ‘P’. This includes the municipalities of Kamloops, Sun Peaks, Logan Lake, Chase, Barriere, & Clearwater but excludes the City of Merritt. Pesticides: The active ingredients and trade names of the Pesticides proposed for use under this plan are as follows: Larvicides: Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis Strain H-14 (AM6552) (Vectobac 200G & Vectobac 1200L); Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis Strain H-14 (BMP-144) (Mosquito Dunks, Aquabac XT & Aquabac 200G); Bacillus sphaericus (VectoLex WSP, VectoLex CG & VectoLex WDG); Methoprene (Altosid XR briquets & Altosid Pellets).

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 North Central Bailiffs Ltd. Bailiff

Adulticides : ADULTICIDES WILL ONLY BE USED UNDER ORDER FROM A MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER malathion (Fyfanon ULV Concentrate, & Malathion 95 ULV insecticide), pyrethrin +piperonyl butoxide (Pyrocide Fogging Formula 7067), pyrethrin + piperonyl butoxide+ N-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (Gardex Commercial Industrial micro spray concentrate). Application Methods: Larvicides: Backpack applicator, granular spreader, & manual placement for Vectobac 200G, Aquabac 200G & Altosid Pellets. Manual placement only for Mosquito Dunks, Altosid XR Briquettes & VectoLex WSP. Backpack sprayer & truck/ATV mounted sprayer for Vectobac 1200L, VectoLex WDG & Aquabac XT. Helicopter or ďŹ xed wing aircraft for Vectobac 200G, Vectobac 1200L, Aquabac 200G, Aquabac XT, VectoLex CG & VectoLex WDG. If the use of Drones is approved and added to any larvicide label during the term of the PMP, they may also be used for treatments. Adulticides: Truck/ATV mounted or backpack, non-thermal ULV generators for all adulticides as listed above.

2021 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE The 2021 Regular Council Meetings shall be held in Council Chambers at the Municipal Hall at #1 Opal Drive, Logan Lake, commencing at 6:30 pm as follows: January February March April May June July August September October November December

The selection of insecticides has been chosen to target mosquito populations in the most environmentally responsible manner. The pesticide applications will occur within the boundary areas outlined in the Pest Management Plan. The proposed duration of the Pest Management Plan is from March 1, 2021 to Feb 28, 2026. A draft copy of the Pest Management Plan may be viewed online at www.tnrd.ca or a hardcopy can be viewed at the ThompsonNicola Regional District, 4th Floor, 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, V2C 2A9. Maps of the treatment area are included in the PMP or may be viewed by contacting Cheryl Phippen (see below). A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the Pest Management Plan, may send copies of the information to the consultant at the address below within 30 days of the publication of this notice. BWP Consulting Inc Attention: Cheryl Phippen 6211 Meadowland Cres S, Kamloops, BC V2C 6X3 Email: BWP@shaw.ca Phone: 250-573-1750

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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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HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call ! Steve 250-320-7774. Lady seeking part-time work in retail store, experienced and reliable. 236-425-2525.

General Employment Looking for care aid twice a week to look after elderly gentleman. 250-376-7760.

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Housekeeping Position Permanent Part Time 0.8 FTE An opportunity has presented itself for a motivated individual to join our team of staff as a Housekeeper in a healthcare setting. Housekeepers are a valued team member and we rely on them to maintain our standards of environmental cleaning in a surgical suite. Previous experience of environmental cleaning in a healthcare setting is preferred but not essential. Training and support are available with a comprehensive orientation to our Surgical Centre. Attractive working conditions include a beneďŹ ts package, uniforms and PPE provided and a small welcoming team of staff who are committed to the delivery of a high quality service to all who visit the Centre.

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Sherry Kristjanson, Manager of Transportation School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) 710 McGill Rd Kamloops BC V2C 2A0 E-mail to skristjanson@sd73.bc.ca Deadline to apply: Friday, December 18, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

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ABOUT US The John Howard Society of the Thompson Region (JHSTR) is a registered nonprofit charitable organization that provides assistance with housing, life-skills, and community-based support with the goal of assisting individuals to achieve greater independence. We are a growing organization, with close to 80 employees and an operating budget of over $7 million. Our programs include a continuum of housing and outreach support services through long term, sustainable contractual relationships with a number of provincial and federal government funders.

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While our Society’s traditional client base have been persons who are in conflict with the law, through our long history of service delivery we have developed an expertise and expansion in multiple housing and programs including supporting persons with complex needs facing multiple barriers through to the management of affordable housing complexes for those living independently. Our Vision is“A safe, healthy and inclusive community for all.“ ROLE PURPOSE

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The members of the Board of Directors oversee the governance of the society and ensure that the JHSTR: • Achieves outcomes consistent with the Society’s Mission, Vision, and objectives in accordance with our mandate and strategic plan • Operates in a fiscally sound and prudent manner • Operates according to our Constitution and Bylaws, and all applicable acts, statutes, and regulations MEETINGS & TIME COMMITTMENT

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Board members are expected to actively participate in all Board meetings, Annual General Meetings, and other commitments of the role. The Board of Directors meets on the last Tuesday of the month, approximately 7-9 times per year. The organization asks for a minimum 2 year commitment to the role. ELIGIBILITY As per the BC Societies Act, a director of a non-profit Society in British Columbia: • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident over 18 years of age • Must not have been found by any court, in Canada or elsewhere, to be incapable to managing their own affairs • Must not be an undischarged bankrupt • Must have not been convicted in or out of BC of an offence in connection with the promotion, formation, or management of a corporation of unincorporated entity, or of an offence involving fraud, unless certain criteria have been met QUALIFICATIONS • An understanding of and commitment to the work of the JHSTR and the organization’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values • Knowledgeable and skilled in areas of board governance, fundraising, not-forprofit sector, finance, human resources, risk management and advocacy • Interest in supporting the Society pursue its mandate in the community SPECIFIC NEEDS We welcome candidates with experience and a vision in the following areas: • Community Development • Risk Management • Communications and HR • Improving outcomes for Indigenous peoples

Please visit our website for further information: johnhowardbc.ca/thompson-region

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Remembering Michelle

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June 21, 1966 - December 17, 2019 Katherine Michelle Blackmore was born in Toronto but lived most of her life in BC, mainly in Kamloops and the Lower Mainland. In Kamloops Michelle met and remained close to her many friends who all miss her very much. There she met her life partner Cliff and they shared many memorable times together. Michelle loved to see new places, especially historical sites and she and Cliff visited many places around BC.

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David Wayne Robinson November 2, 1957 – December 17, 2017

Michelle loved to garden and her planters were always full of beautiful flowering plants which the deer that lived on their property also loved, much to her and Cliff’s chagrin.

Gurdev Kaur Chahil

December 6, 1943 - December 10, 2020 Gurdev Kaur Chahil, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother of Kamloops, BC, passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2020 at the age of 77.

Gurdev was a devoted member of the Kamloops Sikh Cultural Society where she enjoyed performing Seva. She was a social woman involved in many cultural and social activities, including preparing langar for the congregation. She also could be found gardening and cooking for her family. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all the lives she touched in her gentle presence.

Imagine if we were given one moment, just a single slice of our past. We could hold it close forever, and that moment would always last.

So sadly missed, so much loved, your family Ernie, Ryan, Daniel, Alison, Ashley, Riley, Luke, Jake and Shane

Although Michelle is no longer with us, she is constantly in our thoughts and in our hearts forever.

Due to COVID restrictions a private funeral service is scheduled for family for 11:00 am on December 19, 2020 at the Kamloops Funeral Home followed by Sehaj Path. Livestream of funeral service is available for all. Akhand Path and Memorial Service will be scheduled in honour of her memory post Covid. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Ross Durran

September 28, 1930 - December 10, 2020

We miss you Michelle and love you dearly.

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Gurdev was born in Bhaini, India on December 6, 1943 to the late Hazoor Singh and the late Chand Kaur Dhaliwal. She married and moved to Dhalla, India. Gurdev immigrated to Canada in 1995 to be with her children who were the most important part of her life.

Michelle was also know for her many twinkling lights in her house and garden, some just come on magically still, and remind us that she is close by.

Due to travel and gathering restrictions a celebration of life will be held hopefully in the summer of 2021.

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Gurdev is survived by her husband of 56 years Tara Singh Chahil; her children Harjinder (Balwinder) Chahal of Dalla, India, Sukhjeevan (Jaspreet) Chahal of Kamloops, Ravdip (Bhupinder) Gill of Surrey and Rajdeep (Jagraj) Gill of Calgary. Also survived by her sister Prittam (Jagdish) Chahal of Kamloops, and Sukhminder (Balwinder) Singh of India. Predeceased by brothers Dalwara (Sukhdev) Singh and Gulzara (Jaswant) Singh and little sister Ranjit (Gamdhoor) Kaur. Gurdev will be lovingly missed by her grandchildren Harmeet (Ranbir), Harmanpreet, Harjeet, Paul, Shawn, Davina, Chandan, Shania, Karmveer, Simran, Amrit and the entire Chahal family.

Michelle is missed dearly by her family; Peter (Mason, Dannielle) Kyle (Callie, Debbie) and Anne Marie (Rob, Jenny, Sean) and their families. Michelle was taken from us all far too soon, she battled Ovarian Cancer for over 9 years, and was taken from us December 17, 2019. Cliff, Peter, Anne Marie, Kyle and one of her best friends, Tammy were at her side at Kamloops Hospice. Michelle is remembered for her vibrant, fun loving personality, you always knew where you stood with Michelle. She loved a good laugh. One of her favourite sayings was “it’s a thing,� her way of saying I am doing it my way!

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Leo Benoit 1930 - 2020

Leo Alphonse Benoit passed away peacefully on December 6, 2020, at the age of 90 in Kamloops. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Maree Mary. Leo was born on January 25, 1930, in Terrace, BC to Leon and Anna Benoit. Leo is also survived by his children Elaine (Peter), Tom (Peggy), Keray (Marianne), Steven (Barb), and Moray, his grandchildren Cody (Jacquie) Phillips, Amy Phillips, Petra (Mark) Hoosein, Michael (Helen) Boronowski, Brian (Jessie) leVann, Michael Benoit, Stephanie Benoit, Lachlan Benoit, Devon (John) Graham, Jason (Leah) Benoit, Jarrod (Satricia) Benoit, Hannah Benoit, Sophie Benoit. Leo and Maree also have 16 great-grandchildren. Leo was the 6th in a family of 10 children; Ovid, Ivan, Irene, George, Peter, Helene, Marianne, Speedy, and David. Born into the beginning of the “dirty thirties�, Leo spent his time helping his mother tend the large garden and cooking on the woodstove, something he did all of his life. Raised on the banks of the Skeena River, he was taught to fish and hunt by his brother Ivan and continued to be an avid outdoorsman with an environmental conscience, which he passed on to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Born in Prince Rupert, BC. Ross passed away at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC. He survived many heart operations, the last was a replacement pacemaker, but was unable to recover from the long surgery at age 90 years. Lovingly remembered by wife Marian, son Richard (Rick), and many other family members. During his working years, Ross drove logging trucks, and worked in heavy duty truck shops, until his retirement in 1994. Known for his quick smile and kindness, he was always ready to lend a helping hand. Ross loved his family, boating with wife and friends on the Shuswap, and later fifth wheeled with family and friends. We would like to thank the nurses on 7-North for your kindness and care. Also, many thanks to Dr. Montalbetti and the heart team of doctors. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

Leo was a “working man� and was pulled out of school at age 12 to join his brothers in the logging industry with his first job horse logging “in behind� Smithers. At age 18 Leo joined the navy and was stationed in several naval ports including Victoria where he met and married Maree. Leaving the navy with qualifications in heavy-duty mechanics and fuel injection he worked in many towns and cities throughout BC and Alberta with his young and growing family. The family settled down in Williams Lake where all of the children graduated, and Leo and Maree started Northland Equipment and Rentals Ltd. They then sold the business and started their lifelong dream; the B7 Ranch at Meldrum Creek. Years later with the children leaving home they returned to town, Leo working for SD 24, running small businesses, building spec houses, and helping Maree look after the children in her daycare. Leo was active in the community with the Lions, Air Cadets, Scouts, and hockey teams.

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Maree and Leo travelled around BC and the world to visit their children and then established a home overlooking McLeese Lake. This was where the grandchildren formed fond memories of helping him in his garden, fishing, and playing competitive card games like crib. Leo and Maree eventually settled down in Kamloops to be close to family. Leo’s greatest pride and legacy was his large and loving family. There will be a gathering of family and friends next year when appropriate to remember Leo and celebrate his life. Thank you to the staff at The Hamlets for looking after Leo. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

             

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Edward “Brent” Fisher Brent was born on May 5, 1943 in Kimberley, BC. His adventures in life took him to Cranbrook, Prince George and Kamloops, which became his home for 45 years. Brent attended BCIT obtaining his electrical ticket. He worked on various construction sites in Northern BC and with BC Hydro. Brent’s passion and love of cars lead him, during a work shut down, to take the position of salesman with Jado Motors in Prince George. This temporary move changed his career from electrician into the auto industry and eventually buying into Jado Motors. With partner Marvin Matt, they approached Chrysler Canada and were able to obtain the dealership license for Chrysler Dodge, along with a new showroom and service centre. In the 70s, Brent left Prince George and moved to Kamloops where he and Marvin opened Valleyview Auto Sales. After a decision to close Valleyview Auto Sales, Brent founded E.B. Fisher Ventures where he brokered in quality used automobiles. Brent continued on to work for Nissan, as General Sales Manager, then with Dearborn in the wholesale sales division and Braby Motors in Salmon Arm. Prior to his retirement Brent would attend the Vancouver auto auctions weekly, travelling the Cariboo and Kootenay regions buying and selling vehicles. Brent loved his Blue Jays and the Vancouver Canucks. He would make bets with his nephew Todd, but he didn’t win too often. Trips to Nat Stadium to watch the Vancouver Canadians, time at the cabin on the Little Shuswap, back road trips to Vidette Lake, spending time with family and best of all in the back yard, sitting on the deck, Vodka Cooler in hand, admiring how perfect the lawn was mowed. (Brent was a very detailed person). Brent was pre-deceased by the cherished memories of his sister Anita, father Robert (Bert) Fisher and mother Frances (Fabro) Fisher. He was a brother, uncle, great uncle and proudly a papa (which he loved). He leaves his partner and best friend of 21 years, Marie Ashton to carry on living life without him. Sister Frances and husband (Bro) Ken Rickbeil, nephews Todd (Rhea & Tristen) Rickbeil, Aaron (Anita) Rickbeil, great nephew and niece Parks and Aspen all of Calgary. Extended family, mother-in-law Ivy, sister-in-law Lori of Edmonton, sons-in-law Brent Ashton of Calgary, Cory Ashton, grandchildren Byron, Braedon and Brienna all of Salmon Arm. Brent had many cherished longtime friendships, including Patti Johnson, Marv and Joan Matt, Ed (Big Eddy) Davidson all of Kamloops, Annette Jackson of Vernon, Ferne Jones of Calgary, and Tanya Fraser of Kamloops. So many more friendships Brent had, both personal and in the auto industry that we cannot begin to name. He will be remembered for his kindness, honesty, non-judgemental (only in actions) and best of all his sense of humour. Lucky for those who have experienced those qualities. Our friend Brett gave me a poem and said for what he knows, Brent has a dash to be proud of. This is only a few of lines of the poem. The Dash by Linda Ellis. “ For it matters not, how much we own, the cars... the house....the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.” “Red” (the Roving Reporter) keep the pen and pad handy, keep the bic lighter on so I can find my way to you, because our story isn’t finished yet.” Marie

Katherine Elizabeth McParland was greeted into Heaven with arms wide open on the morning of December 5, 2020 in Kamloops, BC. Katherine is predeceased by her grandfather Irwin Dahlke and her father Brian McParland. She is lovingly remembered by her mother Brenda McParland; grandmother Gladys Dahlke; younger sister Colleen Moreau (Brent); and younger brother Ian McParland. She is also survived by two young nieces Adeline and Emerson Moreau, along with countless other loved ones who had the honour of knowing her. Katherine was born May 8, 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her love of the ocean was in her blood, and she was always most at peace beside the water. Katherine’s bubbly, outgoing persona gave her a special way of connecting with individuals of all walks of life. In fact, her never-ending determination and strong passion of helping others was the inspiration behind creating “A Way Home Kamloops”. It was during her time at AWHK that she was able to achieve countless goals that she had set out for herself - dozens of awards and accolades received, Masters degree completed, and the thing most dear to her heart - a difference made for thousands of youth. Katherine is leaving behind an incredible legacy with memories too beautiful to forget, and she will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to A Way Home Kamloops at: awayhomekamloops.com

Those wishing to make a Memorial Contribution can contribute to the SPCA. A celebration of Brent’s life will be held in 2021 and his final resting place will be in Kimberley, BC. Condolences maybe sent to DrakeCremation.com

Barbara Jean Fridriksson passed away peacefully on November 28, 2020. She was born June 7, 1924 in Washington, DC, USA. Barbara graduated in chemistry from the University of Missouri in 1944 and worked for General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a year before attending graduate school for the following year at the University of Minnesota. There, she met and married Edward Fridriksson, December 22, 1945. They lived in Reykjavik, Iceland for five years before returning to the United States in 1951. After several years in Minnesota, in 1954 Barbara and Ed and their three living children moved to British Columbia, where two more children were born. For five years Barbara was Women’s Editor of the Abbotsford News and then taught Home Economics in Mission for 13 years. After her retirement from teaching, she completed a Diploma in Fine Arts from Fraser Valley College. After Ed retired, they moved to Kamloops in 1985. Barbara was an active member at Hills of Peace Lutheran Church and enjoyed playing duplicate bridge with the seniors in Kamloops. She was a lifelong lover of art and always had some creative project on the go. She was a master quilter, a skilled gardener, an avid reader, and an enthusiastic family historian. She loved laughter-filled family gatherings, and was the first to acknowledge that her jokes were usually pretty lame. Barbara was predeceased by her parents Fred and Gladys Old, her husband Edward, her brother James, her son Stefan Fridrik, her grandson Erik Thomson, and her son-in-law John Hilton. She is survived by: her children Inga, Signy (Steve), Thor (Pam), Stefan (Carol), and Sarah (Tim); her grandchildren Bjorn, Reykia, Galen, Lilia, Kara, Pietur, Elsa, Mekkin, Jonas, Stefan, Xavier, Jasmine, and Daniel; her great-grandchildren Hannah, Ken, Calla, Esben, Soren, Robin, Dylan, Hellen, Luke, Karin, Rosetta, Isabelle, Darius, and Katelyn; and her great-great-grandchildren Amelie and Jace. A virtual memorial service will take place 10:00 am, Saturday, December 19, 2020. Please email barbaramemorial96@gmail.com for an invitation to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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Katherine Elizabeth McParland

Gone from our sight but never from our hearts it is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Brent on November 9, 2020.

Barbara Jean Fridriksson

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James (Jim) Daniel Kowalchuk August 29, 1949 - November 30, 2020

With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Jim. He will be forever missed by his two sons, Jarym and Jordan, and his wife, Mary. Jim was born in Trail, BC, and was the eldest of 3 boys growing up in the Kootenays. After completing Crowe High School, he carried on his post secondary education becoming a journeyman machinist then later completing his teaching degree at Selkirk College and UBC. It was during a summer job in Salmon Arm he met a special young lady named Mary, which would result in a 47 year union until his passing. The two of them planted their roots in Kamloops where they started their careers and raised a wonderful family. Jim’s teaching career spanned over 40 years with the majority of it at Valleyview Secondary, Logan Lake Youth Custody Center and Sahali Secondary. After retiring, he continued to teach as a substitute teacher across Kamloops high schools. A teacher at heart, Jim loved to learn and share knowledge of all things inside the classroom and out. Jim’s greatest joy was the addition of his two sons Jarym and Jordan to the family. He loved nothing more than sharing his passion for the outdoors with them and would teach his sons all things wild and share in the enjoyment of the many hunting, fishing and camping trips together. He enjoyed almost any activity that would have friends and family outside enjoying the world together. After retirement Jim and Mary took some trips further afield, including Australia to visit their eldest son, Jarym, road-tripping with truck and camper up the Dempster highway to Tuktoyaktuk and Alaska, as well as scenic trips travelling through Kootenays visiting his brother, Andy. Jim had determination and inability to do things any less than full effort, these traits coupled with his zest for learning and teaching led him to be involved with many pursuits and engagements outside of his career and family. He was a volunteer firefighter and training officer at Station 5, an instructor for C.O.R.E. and F.A.C./P.A.L. certification, various roles in local gun clubs and he also was on the board of the Rayleigh Waterworks holding the position of chairman of the board at the time of his passing. Meeting new people and building relationships with the people involved in these organizations brought Jim a lot of joy. Whether it was his sincere excitement for your success, his offbeat, far from quiet sense of humour or his storytelling, Jim always left a lasting impression on people. His longtime friend described him as, ‘larger than life kind of guy and always a big presence in a room’. I’m sure anyone that was lucky to meet him would agree. He had so much to give to the world and will be so missed by his family and friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents Dan and Ida Kowalchuk and his brother John. Due to Covid there will not be a funeral but the family hopes to hold a celebration of life when conditions permit. Instead of flowers please give to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, this profoundly changed his life. To place a ad in the Classifieds call:

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Elizabeth (Betty) Mary Lingren

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, there will be no formal ceremony. The family will have a private gathering to celebrate the life of Betty at a later date.

and unconditional.

Though his time was short, Ethan impacted the lives of his family, friends, and community. Ethan’s love for others was fierce,

Those who miss him and will always hold him close to their hearts include his mom Mianna Toupin, father Kristian Reese, sister and best friend Mary Reese, brother David Gano, uncle Dominic Toupin, grandparents Marian Aubert and Roger Toupin and step-grandparent Jules Morin and many aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Iris Schilling of Kamloops, BC, on December 1, 2020, at 91 years of age. Iris is survived by her daughter Cristal Bowser, of Kamloops, grandchild Christopher Bowser and his wife Lora Bowser, brother Len Chase, and sister Dot McLean. Iris was predeceased by her husband Paul Schilling. Iris loved to write, craft, scrapbook, and hike. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. There will be no formal ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations in Iris’ memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

The family wishes to thank all the management and staff at Chartwell Ridgepointe Retirement Residence where Betty and Bill spent their final years, and the staff on 5-South at RIH who cared for Betty during her final days.

Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps them near.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of Despair

Bernadette Marie Paulin

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Iris Schilling

Ethan Alexander Reese, 19, was born in Whitecourt, Alberta and raised in Kamloops, BC. He passed away unexpectedly on December 8, 2020.

Elizabeth (Betty) Mary Lingren passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC.

Left to mourn her passing are her children Jeff (Kathy), Karen (Dustin) and Warren (Kim), also eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Ethan Alexander Reese

May 9, 1930 - December 11, 2020

Born in Kamloops on May 9, 1930, Betty lived her life as a homemaker to a loving family. Betty was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Lingren (August 2016) and daughter Dianne Lingren (May 2019) of Kamloops, BC, and by her parents Jocelyn and Rodger Ellis of Pritchard, BC.

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

Eugenie Ruth Wilson (née Butler)

1930 - 2020

May 15, 1927 - December 7, 2020

Our Beautiful Mom, Bernadette Marie (née Thomas) passed away at the Overlander Personal Care Home in Kamloops, BC on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 90 years of age. She is lovingly remembered by her children Fernand (Linda), Laurent (Jackie), Gilles (Berthe), Jeremy (Missionary Priest in Madagascar), and Claire (John), grandchildren Ryan (Angela), Jonathon (Megan), Chantal (Steve), Matthew (Jenny), Jamie, Madison and Mackenzie, greatgrandchildren Damen, Garrett, Wyatt, Hunter, Mack, and Ruby. Leaving behind brothers and sister Arcade (Antonia), Antoine (Jeannette), Pierre (Claudette), Agnes and many nieces and nephews.

“Genie” died peacefully surrounded by her four devoted children. She was predeceased by her dear husband John in 1990. Genie was born in Arden, Manitoba, the youngest of four. She was homeschooled in her early years on the farm and was always a prolific reader. During the Depression she moved with her family to Penticton. Here she acquired the love of swimming that she would enjoy her whole life. “Warm as toast” was the expression she used to entice her family into the water.

the more you

GIVE The more you give, The more you get, The more you laugh,

Mom was born in St. Isidore and was predeceased by husbands Romuald Morais and Edmond Paulin, son Reginald Morais and grandson Raynald Morais, three sisters Eugenie, Emerentienne, Clara, and three brothers Sylveste, Richard, Gerard.

Genie moved with her mother and siblings to Vancouver where she graduated from Kitsilano High in 1943. She went on to UBC where she graduated with a B.SC and then a Masters (V.G.H) in nursing. In 1949 she married John and they started their family soon after. Genie and John had many adventures together and lived in Victoria and Williams Lake before settling in Kamloops. After the “kids” left home, Genie returned to working as a longterm care nurse until she retired at age 65. Many clients in the Southern Interior of B.C. benefitted from her kind, compassionate care.

Mom was very proud and always eager to help. She was very social and enjoyed get-togethers with family and friends and loved to entertain at her home. There was always a place at her table and she was loved by all that met her.

Post retirement Genie travelled widely but could also be found at her beloved “Tod Mountain” each winter, or her summer cabin on the Little Shuswap, where she enjoyed many happy summers with her children, grandchildren, and friends.

The more of everything you share,

Mom was very proud to receive her 60 year pin with the Catholic Women’s League and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary (Legion). Mom was so caring that it brought her to become a home care worker for many years. She also took care of foster children, and for many years was a Mother to international high school students. Mom also spent much of her time visiting with the sick and shut-ins which brought her much peace.

Genie enjoyed hiking well into her eighties, and was well known for her insistence on travelling lightly. While she never forgot to pack a swim suit for those icy mountain creek dips, her travel companions soon cheerfully adapted to packing the gear she “forgot” to bring. Genie was a long-time member of the Kamloops Outdoor Club and the ‘Walkie Talkies.’

The more you’ll always have to spare.

A source of great joy to Mom was her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. She lived a long and faithful life. She loved her family without exception, always worried about them and always had them at the forefront of her life. Her faith will always be here in our hearts. What is left is that we continue her legacy of being a loving family always united as one.

A loving Mother so gentle and kind, what a wonderful memory she left behind. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Genie spent her last six years in Arbutus Tapestry in Kitsilano, having come full circle from her childhood. She was happy there and received excellent care, especially in this past challenging, Covid year. Mom could regularly be found walking the twelve blocks down and back to Kits Beach, bathing suit in hand (and beer in pocket.) Genie was a fashion icon and a class act. But she wasn’t above using a rude word to score Scrabble points, and was well known for her often unconventional bridge bids. Genie is survived by her four children, Sharon, Claire, Andrew and Scott, their partners, numerous nieces and nephews, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly and remain inspired by her adventuresome spirit, good humour and generosity. Her light will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of her family and the many, many friends she made.

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