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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2020 | Volume 33 No. 65

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From all of us at Kamloops This Week, season’s greetings. Enjoy the holidays, along with some Christmas drawings and stories. They come from our readers, young and old alike, and can be found in the pages within this Christmas edition of KTW. Here’s hoping 2021 brings us much better cheer.


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WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2020

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CITY PAGE Kamloops.ca

Stay Connected @CityofKamloops

2020 MAYORS MESSAGE

Council Calendar Public and media attendance via Zoom only until further notice

2020 has been a difficult year and one that I hope we can leave behind us. There have been bright spots though. We had a chance to change focus and learn to appreciate those people and places around us that truly matter. We care more than ever for our seniors, we have concerns for those less fortunate, we reach out to family and friends, and we have renewed our love of nature and the environment.

January 6, 2021 2:00 pm - Finance Committee Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street January 12, 2021 9:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

On behalf of City Council, I thank Kamloops residents for your patience and understanding as we navigate these uncertain waters. Enjoy local—our parks, our playgrounds, our restaurants, our shops, and most of all, our people.

January 25, 2021 10:00 am - Development and Sustainability Committee Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

Good health and happiness in 2021.

January 26, 2021 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

Mayor Ken Christian

Council Meeting Recap Sign up for the Council Highlights e-newsletter at: Kamloops.ca/Subscribe

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

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

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.

WOOD STOVE SCRAP-IT PROGRAM

RENOVATE SMART KAMLOOPS

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.

Are you planning a home renovation? Renovate Smart Kamloops is a program designed to help homeowners get the most out of their home renovations. Learn how to increase your home’s energy performance and about the incentives that may be available to you.

Eligibility Requirements include: • 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

Receive tailored suggestions through a one-on-one consultation or sign up for a home energy performance or carbon accounting workshop.

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

HOME ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND CARBON ACCOUNTING WORKSHOPS These free virtual workshops will outline how you can improve your home's energy performance, reduce household energy costs, increase comfort, and reduce carbon emissions. To learn more, sign up for a consultation, or RSVP to a workshop, visit:

RECYCLE IT RIGHT Are you recycling it right? Do you know what goes where when it comes to garbage, recycling, and recycling drop-off depots? Play our online waste sorting game— Recycle It Right—to test your recycling knowledge. It’s a quick and fun way to learn about what goes where. Play the game between December 21 and January 3 and you can enter to win one of two $100 gift certificates to Footprints eco store and refillery! Play all five game levels, screenshot and save your certificate of achievement, and enter to win! Play on the Waste Wise Kamloops app or at: Kamloops.ca/WasteWise

DON'T MISS YOUR COLLECTION DAY! Find your schedule and sign up for reminders with the Waste Wise Kamloops app. To learn more, visit: Kamloops.ca/WasteWise

Kamloops.ca/RenovateSmart

Consider a Career With Us Join our team of over 700 employees who work in a variety of fulfilling and challenging careers. Visit:

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Let's Talk Kamloops is our engagement website where you can share your voice and shape our city. The COVID-19 pandemic may impact the engagement timelines for some projects. Please subscribe to the project of interest to receive updates.

Report an issue: 250-828-3461 For after-hours emergencies, press 1.

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES • North Shore Neighbourhood Plan - Design charrette forum

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City Hall: 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2 | 250-828-3311


WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2020

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LOCAL NEWS

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IG Wealth Management has donated $4,938.80 to the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund on behalf of the Kamloops office. From left: Ryan Pelton, Tanya Giles, Meghan Porterfield, Andrea Ciccone, Shanna Findlay and senior financial consultant Dean Nicholson. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

INSIDE KTW Viewpoint/Your Opinion . . . . A8-9 Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A18 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A25 Comics/Crossword . . . . . . . . . .A35 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A37 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B2

TODAY’S FLYERS Best Buy, Sleep Country, Walmart*, The Brick*, Staples*, Shoppers*, Save-On-Foods*, Safeway*, PetSmart*, Michaels*, M&M Meats*, London Drugs*, Home Hardware*, Gord’s Whirlpool*, Freshco*, Fresh St. Market*, Canadian Tire*, Andre’s Electronic* *Selected distribution

WEATHER ALMANAC

One year ago Hi: -0.1 C Low: -3 C Record High 13.9 C (1919) Record Low -27.2 C (1891)

A WEALTH OF GENEROSITY YEAR AFTER YEAR MICHAEL POTESTIO

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Once again, IG Wealth Management has come through with a sizeable donation to the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund. This year, the staff raised $4,938.80 — a record single year donation in the nearly two decades of contributing to the fund. In total, funds arrived in from 18 sources among the generous staff at the Sahali office.

Here’s how to help a great cause

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Over the past 17 years, IG Wealth Management has contributed $52,581.71 to the KTW Christmas Cheer Fund. “We’re a community-minded organization and just like helping out,” IG Wealth Management senior financial consultant Dean Nicholson said, noting the fund is one of his favourites and IG Wealth Management enjoys contributing because donations help out myriad groups. “Spread the wealth,” Nicholson said of the firm’s philosophy. The IG Wealth Management donors

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

included Dean and Debbie Nicholson ($250), Teri Young ($250), Karin Sykes ($104), Nat Jackson ($100), Chris Nagle ($100), IG Wealth Management slo-pitch team ($300), IG Wealth Management Kamloops office ($500), Marco Coyle ($520), Shanna Findlay ($50), Sharon Lestage ($78), Jacques Lam ($104), Daniel Dallaire ($150), Ryan Pelton ($104), Kelsey and Bryan Boudreau ($104), Tanya Gilles ($20.80), Surander Singh ($52), Anonymous ($400) and IG Wealth Management’s matching gift program ($1,752).

Charities being supported this year: Y Women’s Emergency Shelter, Kamloops Brain Injury Association, Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism, Kamloops Therapeutic Riding 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.

Darren, Sharlene & Kyle McIlwain: $158 Greg Harris: $50 Marg & Terry Bangen: $200 John & Val Kemp: $100 Twyla-Lea Jensen: $20 Milton & Anna Marie Mankowske: $100 David Whitson: $100 Kathy Kendall: $150 Loni Hamer-Jackson: $50 Norm & Sue McGowan: $100 By donation from BBQ at VW Turtle Race: $185 Tom & Sharon Moore: $100 Gladys & Ken Klepachek: $100 Kamloops Aberdeen Lions Club: $180

Mrs. M.I. Stewart: $100 Amy Regen: $100 Old Dogs Senior Hockey: $790 Donna Geefs & Ross Styles: $100 In memory of Mary Helem: $25 Sylvia Olson: $100 Anonymous: $100 In memory of Dave and Sandy: $100 In memory of Ruth Cooley: $50 In memory of Sarah McAlary: $150 Eleanor Nicoll: $500 In memory of Stan and Jack Tash: $50 Beth Dye: $50 Anonymous: $100 Lynne Totten: $100

Peter Humphrey: $100 Michael & Maureen McInnes: $100 In honour of Josie, Libbie, Eira: $150 Louise & Ron Oyler: $100 Gerald & Wendy Patrick: $50 In memory of Kelly Patrick: $100 Caitlyn Winter, in memory of Grandfather Walter: $50 Lance Weisser: $20 Tina Lange: $100 Anonymous: $100 Steven & Susan Baardsen: $100 Ken & Marylyne House: $100 Anonymous: $260

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WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2020

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VESELA KOLEDA

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In memory of Maxine and Auggie Gilliland, from the Gillilands: $125 In memory of Mike & Lou: $100 Shirley Holmes: $25 Preceptor Delta Beta Sigma Phi: $100 Pat & Jean Callahan: $100 Anonymous: $50 Anne Hallstein: $100 Eleanor Haner: $500 In memory of our parents, Tom & Gloria Stout, and Muriel & Norman Cooper: $100 Absorbent Products Employees: $300 Donna Sharpe: $100 Lois Hollstedt: $200 Louella Garner: $100 JR. Mason: $100 Tom & Pat Fair: $50 In memory of Rose Goar: $25 Anonymous: $50 Anonymous: $200 Anonymous: $100 Edie Pletzer: $100 Gerald & Wendy Patrick, In Memory of Kelly: $100 Don and Marlene Pattern: $60 Jane & Buzz Osterloh: $200 Ed & Dianne Barker: $100 Jennifer York: $50 Carol Gourley: $100 Chris and Angela de Haan: $500 Kayla Pepper: $50 Anonymous: $200 D. Neve: $35 Bill & Evey Chursky: $100 Robin Rosen: $50

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WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2020

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

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SHENG DAN KUAI LE

THANK YOU, DONORS! From A6

Hondzel Family: $100 Karen Harvey: $50 Don & Debby Erickson: $100 Sally Tupholme: $50 Victor & Nicolette Hamm: $100 Tracey Pointer: $50 Vic & Sally Mowbray: $100 Steven Shavers: $75 Dean & Debbie Nicholson: $250 Wendy & Evan Lichlyter: $150 Teri Young: $250 Ken Featherstone: $100 Karin Sykes: $100 Anonymous: $50 Julia Wells: $100 Patricia van Rhyn: $50 In honour of Laurel Raffan: $66 Sigi White: $20 Anonymous: $25 Tiah De Marni in honour of Bruce & Della Campbell: $150 Samantha Kinniburgh: $50 Lori Nelson: $100 Abstract Registry Services Ltd.: $1,000 Gordon Harris & Gwen Watson: $400 Wayne Houston, in memory of Devon Blackmore: $25 In memory of Diane Rolin: $100 Albert Dale Merrett: $100 Linda Inglis: $100 Phil & Verne Churchill: $100 Paula Gardner: $500 Anonymous: $25 Maureen Lepin, in memory of Joe McGuire: $100

Ed & Angela Stewart: $100 Mel & Wilda: $100 Kathleen Ayotte: $200 Beverley Turner: $50 John Torda: $50 Bryan & Glennis White: $50 Country Auto: $2,000 Publish In memory of David Smith, and a thank you to Carmen, Jul, Butch, Sharon, Debbie, Joanne & Michele: $500 Bea Prehara: $50 Dan & Penny Stobbe: $30 Lorna McMillan & Robin Johnson: $75 Tivola Howe, in memory of my cousins Ian Duck, Grace Hopgood & Dorothy Evans: $100 Harm & Deb Fransen: $50 Sharon Elvers: $50 Anonymous: $100 Anonymous: $30 Della Huhn: $20 Joan McQuillan: $100 In memory of Nona Rorison & Rick Rorison: $1,000 Wesley, Vanessa & Christina Mah: $150 Diana Christianson: $4,000 Bryce Herman: $100 Nat Jackson: $100 Anonymous: $50 Anonymous: $50

In Memory of Julio & Marsia: $200 In Memory of Douglas Blakely: $100 Anonymous: $100 Allison and Darko Filipic: $100 IG Wealth Management Men’s SloPitch Team: $300 Sean Campbell: $50 Marco Coyle: $500 Barbara and Humphrey: $100 Cal & Pat Moulton: $100 Marie Kabus: $50 Chris Nagle: $100 Nolan Pastoor Personal Real Estate Corporation: $1,000 Anonymous, in memory of Ed & Bobbie Barry: $100 James Doan: $1,000 Anonymous: $100 Shirley & Gene Sanderson: $50 Terry Simpson, in memory of Sharon Simpson: $100 Anonymous: $20 Victoria Pitt: $25 Anonymous: $20 Valerie Brown: $100 Ellen deBruyn: $100 Geoff Gibbard: $100 Linda Rollins: $50 Anonymous: $400 Anonymous: $50 Anonymous: $100 Nadene Fraser: $100 Runner’s Sole, in honour of Lisa Imeson: $150 Dave Decker, in honour of Pat and Tom Decker: $50 Allan & Shari Cosco, $500 Hank & Eileen Hackett: $50 Gordon Martin: $200 Anonymous: $50 Robin Roesen, in

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TOTAL TO DATE: $77,652.80

Every year our Petland team celebrates Christmas by having Santa and sometimes even the Grinch stop by to take Christmas photos with pets and family. It has been a 24 year tradition for us! 100% of the money collected for this fun event goes to a charity. This year we wanted to make sure Santa stayed safe for his Christmas eve adventures so unfortunately we did not host the photos. Non-profits like the humane society often depend on events like these for funding for their needs. So this year our team asked our guests if they would like to donate to this cause, and our store would match up to $500. Our team raised over $600, thanks to our wonderful guests and with our store’s contribution were able to raise over $1,100 dollars for the Kamloops Humane Society.

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HAPPY GURU NANAK DEV JI 551ST BIRTHDAY Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, lived over 500 years ago. His teachings are understood to be practiced in three ways: Vand Chakko - sharing with others, helping those with less who are in need; Kirat Karo - earning / making a living honestly, without exploitation or fraud; and Nam Japna - meditation on God’s name to control the five weaknesses of the human personality. On Monday, November 30, 2020, the Sikh communities around the world celebrated Guru Nanak’s birthday. As they do every year to honour the occasion, the communities followed the Vand Chakko practice and raised money for local charities. This year, the Sikh community in Kamloops raised $12,000 for the Guru Nanak Fund, to support healthcare projects and purchase equipment at Royal Inland Hospital. We are very grateful for the generosity of the Sikh community and would like to thank everyone for their kindness.


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WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2020

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO KTW READERS

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YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS STILL A SANTA CLAUS — 123 YEARS AFTER THE QUERY We at Kamloops This Week take pleasure in publishing this famous editorial that first appeared in the New York Sun in 1897. One-hundred-and-23 years later, the message still resonates. Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in the Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O’Hanlon 115 West NinetyFifth Street Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the scepticism of a sceptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as com-

pared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are

those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God he lives! And he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

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TRU STAFF BROUGHT LOVE IN A SAD TIME Editor: I would like to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude to Corey Wiwchar and his associates at Thompson Rivers University who helped bring some love to a very sad time. On Nov. 10, we tragically and unexpectedly lost a beautiful lady — Nicole Wershler (nee Blondie). Nicole had worked hard to continue her education and graduated from TRU in 2014. It was an accomplishment of which Nicole was so proud. Her charisma, vibrant personality and dedication to furthering her education caught the attention of TRU and Nicole was chosen to be featured in the university’s “Find My TRU” advertising promotion. Nicole was featured in a video and on banners. She was so proud to be a part of this promotion, to encourage

end of my attempt. But then Corey and his fellow TRU team went above and beyond. They found the artwork and reprinted posters featuring Nicole. They also found the promotional video that featured Nicole. To see Nicole’s beautiful smile and to hear her voice again are the most amazing gifts. I am so proud of the amazing people who represent Thompson Rivers University. I want to thank Corey and associates at TRU for all of their efforts. I want to thank them for being truly wonderful and genuinely caring people. I am so thankful for the beautiful Christmas gift they have given to me and, especially, Nicole’s family. We are and forever grateful!

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A Sun Peaks doctor wants to get a message out that the community needs to learn a serious lesson from what is happening at the Big White ski resort near Kelowna and follow provincial directives that people shall not socialize outside of their households. A COVID-19 outbreak at Big White has reached 96 cases. Interior Health has said the cases are connected to social gatherings and shared housings, noting linked to shared accommodation and social gatherings, including a Nov. 28 party that attracted about two-dozen people. On Dec. 16, Big White announced it had fired employees who were in breach of a “social responsibility contract” and “health declaration” it implemented this season. Dr. Shane Barclay of the Sun Peaks Community Health Centre said the resort community 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops will inevitably see cases this winter. “It’s not a question of if, but when we’re going to start seeing positive cases,” Barclay said. His advice to Sun Peaks residents is to be proactive: isolate and get tested if they have symptoms consistent with COVID19, which include fever or chills, cough and fatigue. “We had positive tests come back with patients with rather minimal symptoms,” Barclay said. “So, my recommendation is if you’re feeling unwell, get a COVID test. Rule it out right off the get-go.” At the beginning of December, Interior Health established a testing site at the Sun Peaks Conference Centre.

It operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. Appointments can be booked online at interiorhealth.ca or by calling 1-877740-7747 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Residents from out of country or province can be tested with an appointment, but are required to bring work visa documents and/or their passport. “If there’s [a] positive [test], we can jump on it right away and get contact tracing,” Barclay said. Barclay said Sun Peaks has had a relatively quiet summer and fall with the virus and commended the resort for taking swift action to reduce the risk of transmission. Sun Peaks Resort has taken a number of significant steps to reduce the risk of transmission on mountain and among staff. These include limiting the number of people who can be on the mountain at a given time and dramatically reducing the amount of people living in staff housing. Barclay said his concern isn’t transmission on the mountain, but rather when people get off the hills. Alcohol, he added, can cause people to make “less wise choices.” “It’s not the skiing that I get worried about,” said Barclay. “It’s the aprés ski.”

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Kamloops recorded five more overdose deaths in November, bringing the number of such deaths this year to 55 as the city and province deal with unprecedented numbers of deaths as the public health emergency continues unabated. Kamloops had already set a grim record at the end of October, with 50 such deaths, double the number of such deaths in 2019 (25). Provincewide, there were 153 overdose deaths in November, an 89 per cent increase over November 2019 (81) and a seven per cent decrease over the number of deaths in October 2020 (164). To the end of November, there have been 1,548 overdose deaths in B.C., one shy of the most ever recorded in an entire year (1,549 in 2018). Since the fentanyl-fuelled crisis began in 2016, more than 6,500 people in the province have died of overdoses, including 208 in Kamloops. The BC Coroners Service said the latest data is equal to five people per day losing their lives to illicit drug overdoses. “Tragically, as we reach the end of 2020, our province is facing a record-breaking year for lives lost due to a toxic illicit drug supply,” chief coroner Lisa Lapointe said. “In the five years of this public health emergency, more than 6,500 families have experienced the grief and sadness of losing a loved one to the challenging medical condition of drug addiction.

Death rates among those ages 19 to 59 have been trending downward over several months, while death rates among those ages 60 and over have been trending upward. Rates among those under 18 remain low. There have been 17 deaths among those under the age of 18, while among those age 60 and older, the number of deaths have risen, from 13 in September to 20 in October to 22 in November, for a year-todate total of 161. No deaths have been reported at supervised drug-use or drug overdose-prevention sites, of which Kamloops has two — downtown at Seymour Street and Sixth Avenue and on the North Shore at 433 Tranquille Rd. “The impacts of COVID-19 have been deadly for those experiencing problematic substance use,” Lapointe said. “Ensuring access to critical harm reduction measures including naloxone, supervised consumption sites, overdose prevention sites and drug checking services are essential if we want to prevent future deaths. “Providing those with substance use disorder access to pharmaceutical alternatives will be of immense benefit to reduce the harms and suffering resulting from the forprofit illicit drug market.”

“I extend my sincere condolences to all of those grieving a family member, friend or colleague due to this disease.” Toxicology results suggest a greater number of cases with extreme fentanyl concentrations from April to November, compared with previous months. Fentanyl or its analogues continue to be detected in more than 80 per cent of illicit drug toxicity deaths this year. Cocaine and methamphetamine are the next most commonly detected drugs. In 2020, 55 per cent of illicit drug toxicity deaths have occurred in private residences, with 70 per cent of those dying between the ages of 30 to 59. Males have accounted for 81 per cent of deaths, with 1,255. There have been 293 overdose deaths among females. Communities with the highest number of overdose deaths this year are Vancouver (367), Surrey (189), Victoria (118), Abbotsford (59), Kamloops (55), Kelowna (53), Burnaby (49), Prince George (47), Nanaimo (37) and Langley (35).

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Interior Health conducted COVID-19 testing at the Pit Stop lunch program at Kamloops United Church on the weekend. Social advocate Glenn Hilke told KTW about 50 tests were conducted at the weekly drop-in meal service downtown at St. Paul Street and Fourth Avenue. Hilke said the testing will provide a good sample to determine if anyone is positive because Pit Stop is the largest weekly gathering in the city of people in need of a meal. Hilke said the last time Interior Health conducted testing at Pit Stop was at the beginning of the pandemic. He said the testing is due to events that trans-

pired last week, when a homeless man tested positive for COVID-19. “They were testing people that came for the Pit Stop meal,” Hilke said. “Some of those folks were housed, I’m sure. Some not. So, it was just up to the individual to decide whether they wanted a test or not. “This is great because it’s no simple matter for some people that are not familiar with using the internet, registering that way [to get tested for COVID19]. I helped a couple people use 811 to get their appointment for a test and it’s quite complex, even over the phone.” Hilke said one more person, a volunteer for The Loop drop-in centre in North Kamloops, has tested positive for COVID-19. Hilke said the person is doing well

Vaccinations begin in Interior Health The first COVID-19 vaccination in Interior Health was given to a resident of a long-term care home on Tuesday as the Pfizer vaccines roll out across the province. Dr. Carol Fenton, Interior Health’s Kamloopsbased medical health officer, sent a tweet on Tuesday at 2:11 p.m. heralding the momentous occasion. “Just got to witness the first COVID vaccine dose given in #kamloops to a LTC worker!! The light is at the end of the tunnel!!” Fenton tweeted. On Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccination is now in all health regions outside of Fraser and Vancouver Coastal, where last week 3,644 immunizations were performed, mostly on health-care workers. “We are preparing to get more immunization clinics underway in the coming weeks,” Henry said. “Things are changing quickly, and will continue to change quickly, but last week was a great kickoff for immunization across the province.”

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Kamloops council has committed funds toward a residential curbside organic waste program, with the hopes of securing grant funding. Following a presentation last month on a multi-phased program rollout to collect home food scraps, yard waste and more at the curb, the city’s environmental services manager, Glen Farrow, told council two grants have been identified by staff: the Green Municipal Fund through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and CleanBC through the provincial government. Farrow said the grants could cover $2.2 million of the $5.7 million program. He said in order to apply for the grants, the city had to allocate funding. Council heard staff will come back to council should grant funding not be secured and alternative financing options would be provided. Council has approved $1.3 million from the city’s solid waste reserve to be allocated to the program in order to apply for the funding. The city hopes to launch a pilot program next fall in a select number of neighbourhoods. The first phase of the project

is already underway, including public consultation and garbage bin audits, which are being done to help the city better understand garbage collection routes. COST AND POTENTIAL FUNDING BREAKDOWNS • Phase one, fact-finding: $87,000 total cost for route audits and public engagement. The city hopes to secure $43,500 in funding from the Green Municipal Fund for a net cost to the city of $43,500); • Phase two, pilot program: $349,000 total cost for containers and infrastructure ($188,000), operating costs and engagement ($121,000) and contingency ($40,000). The city hopes to secure $129,000 in funding from the Green Municipal Fund, for a net cost to the city of $220,000 (approved for spending by council on Tuesday, should grant funding be successful.) • Phase three, implementation: $5.3 million total cost, including $3.5 million in capital costs: containers ($2.2 million), vehicles and equipment ($1 million), transfer station ($300,000) and $1.75 million in ongoing operating costs. The city hopes to secure $2 million in CleanBC and Green Municipal Fund grant funding, for a net cost to the city of $3.3 million.

USER FEES UNKNOWN A Kamloops councillor said it is difficult to gauge support of the public for such a program without knowing how much it will cost residents. Arjun Singh asked what homeowners will pay in utility rates for the service. Farrow said high-level rough numbers have been assessed, but noted the plan looks to address solid waste as a whole. He said a new charge would likely occur for organic waste collection; however, the cost to collect garbage could simultaneously go down. One option the city is exploring for the program is to collect garbage less frequently. End product would go elsewhere for time being Farrow said the end product resulting from residential curbside organic waste collection would be hauled to another community for processing — at least at first. Farrow explained that the end product could not be processed at Cinnamon Ridge or elsewhere because the type of product is different from regular yard waste. “The risk or the threat of the vectors, birds, rats, smell is significantly higher,” Farrow said. Civic operations director Jen Fretz noted that the city’s longterm goal would be to keep the material in Kamloops.

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The owners of a pair of dental offices in Kamloops are keeping it local when it comes to staff Christmas gifts in a bid to help small businesses amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Perry Vitoratos and wife, Martine, who have about 25 staff between their Sunnyshore and Riverside dental offices, opted to buy for their employees gift certificates from local businesses this year, putting money into Kamloops tills and ensuring their staff shop local. It’s a precarious time for small businesses, with the pandemic potentially causing unease for some shoppers in entering stores, health restrictions in place and the online shopping space being an easier avenue. “We realized, my husband and I, that if we got hit like anybody else, I can just imagine the people in retail,” Martine said.

With that in mind. the couple purchased about 70 gift cards from a variety of stores around Kamloops — including Crooked Crown, Far + Wide, Cool Running, Castles and Cottages, True Outdoors, Sugar and Spice Beauty Bar and Gold Leaf Pastries — ranging between $75 to $100 each. It’s an idea they hope will inspire others to support locally owned businesses this Christmas. “We’re challenging other dental clinics, or any kind of big business, that for Christmas gifts to go to and see what they have to offer,” Martine said. She said they usually purchase gifts for staff from big box stores, but the pandemic inspired them to change it up this year and buy local. Martine spoke with some of the local business owners while picking up the gift cards, noting they were impressed with the endeavour. “They were very happy, I think, and that is good for us, it’s good for them — we’re all businesses in

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The Kamloops and District Real Estate Association’s (KADREA) third Realtor Awards were held online this month, due to pandemic-related gathering restrictions. Realtor of the Year was awarded to Wendy Runge of Century21 Desert Hills Realty, while Casie Menhinick of Royal LePage Westwin Realty won the Rookie Realtor of the Year Award.

Winners in four other categories were announced at the online event. Helen Ralph won the Realtor Choice Award for the second time, while Runge, who is also KADREA president, was honoured with the Distinguished Service Award. Ron Fawcett, executive director of Kelson Group, and KADREA’s affiliate member Frilan Appraisals were named winners of the Non-member Citizenship and Outstanding Affiliate

categories, respectively. “Realtors have changed their business practices to ensure the safety of all those looking to buy and sell homes this year,” KADREA executive officer Trevor Koot said. “Everyone has been profoundly affected by the events of 2020 and now, more than ever, we need to end the year on a positive note. “The KADREA Realtor Awards is our way of recognizing the professionalism and community contribution of realtors.”

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Twenty-something Donovan McBurnie has played chess since he was a kid. Admittedly not a big chess player, he was defeated in a recent game in a mere four moves. McBurnie works at All Aboard Games on Lansdowne Street in downtown Kamloops and has seen a growing resurgence in all board games, most notably chess. “Ever since the release of The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, and I would assume it’s also due to the quarantine, our chess sets have been flying off the shelves,” he said. “We currently don’t have any available.” McBurnie has seen customers enter the store looking for a chessboard. They appear to be people who wouldn’t play chess a lot, but they have seen The Queen’s Gambit and have gained an interest. “That’s not a bad thing,” McBurnie said. “It is a good thing that chess is seeing a comeback. I don’t think it ever left, but it’s seeing more of the public eye.” Chess sets have been selling out not just in Kamloops, but across the globe, the popular limited series fuelling a chess renaissance. More than 60-million households have watched The Queen’s Gambit since Netflix began streaming it on Oct. 23. Set in the 1950s and 1960s, the series features as its main character an orphaned

DAVE EAGLES/KTW Tumbleweed Toys store owner Vanessa Gammel is seeing a lot of adults buying the game of chess as gifts for all age groups. The popularity of the The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix has renewed interest in the perfect game.

young woman named Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy), who becomes a chess prodigy, eventually climbing the American and international circuits while confronted with personal trauma, addiction and self-doubt. Vanessa Gammel, owner of Tumbleweed Toys in Sahali, is seeing many adults buying chess sets as gifts, with some asking for starter learning sets. When Kamloops This Week visited the store at Columbia Street and Summit Drive, the staff’s delight at the arrival of a new batch of games was obvious.

“Chess is probably one of the hottest games this Christmas and we can’t keep it in stock,” Gammel said. More recently, newer versions of the 64-square game have been making their appearance onto store shelves: a Mariothemed chess set and a Marvel-themed chess board join the traditional vinyl and roll-up chess boards and the ever-popular wooden folding chess set. Of course, there is always computer chess, which you can find online if Santa doesn’t leave one for you under the tree this Christmas.

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TAMARA MACPHERSON VUKUSIC “February is dedicated to stories about how people met and how romantic relationships started,” she cited as an example. With such a long history of poring over obituaries, Vukusic’s reasons for reading them have changed over the years. In her 20s, she sought stories of women who served in the Second World War and, later, about how careers began. “Many of them didn’t marry and start families. A lot of them lived incredible lives of experience and adventure,” she said. As a single woman in her 30s, Vukusic looked for the beginnings of romance and how life-long couples came to meet, such as the man at Acadian University who found love by putting a frog down his future partner’s lab coat. Now, with teenaged children of her own, she is still reading obituaries and looking at what people do later in their lives. The book is presented as a collection of essays inspired by real obituaries and the lessons they bring, along with their often quirky anecdotes and inspiring stories. Obittersweet book is on sale at Chapters in Aberdeen Village and at Pratt’s Pharmacy, downtown at Nicola Street and Third Avenue. Its wider Canadian release will come in January, with an international release to follow.


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Clarance Jollimore was at the Real Canadian Superstore in Kamloops on Tuesday, waiting for the clerk to finish inputting his order so he could pay the tab. The 88-year-old residence of The Residence at Orchard Walk in Valleyview had zipped into town to do a bit of grocery shopping, mask firmly affixed to face, while also grabbing a $50 grocery store gift card to give to a relative.

As Jollimore prepared to pay the $76.07 bill, he was interrupted by a passerby. A man named Darren, who was with Kamloops New Outlook Construction, approached the till and told Jollimore his bill would be covered. Jollimore was a bit taken aback and had a little chat with the man intent on doing a good deed. “It was out of the clear blue sky,” Jollimore said. “I was a little flabbergasted.” Jollimore, who came to B.C. from Nova

Scotia more than 40 years ago, learned his benevolent buddy had also arrived in Lotusland from that same Maritime province, just six months ago. Darren told Jollimore paying for the grocery bills of others is an annual Christmastime tradition he brought with him from Nova Scotia. And, with 2020 being the wretched year that it has been, Jollimore thought a phone call to Kamloops This Week to salute Darren was in order.

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Kamloops Blazers’ goaltender Dylan Garand prepares to stop a shot earlier this week during Team Canada practise in Edmonton. Garand, 18, and Blazers’ teammate Connor Zary, 19, will be champing at the bit to see action for Canada, which is slated to play its first pre-tournament World Junior Hockey Championship game on Wednesday against Russia, a 3 p.m. start. Canada and Sweden were scheduled to play on Monday, but the tilt was cancelled after positive coronavirus test results on the Swedish team. During practice, Zary has been playing left-wing on a line that includes centre Quinton Byfield and right-wing Ryan Suzuki. Garand, Taylor Gauthier and Devon Levi are Canada’s netminders. Tournament play begins on Christmas Day. Canada’s first action will come on Boxing Day against Germany. Game time is 3 p.m. HOCKEY CANADA PHOTO

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Kamloops Blazers’ majority owner Tom Gaglardi spoke to KTW on Thursday. Most of the conversation focused on the pandemic and ramifications for the Blazers and junior hockey across the country. Here is the question-and-answer session in its entirety: KTW: What’s your take on how the pandemic may affect junior hockey in Canada over the next couple of years?

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TG: The answer to the question is I don’t really know. I echo Bruce [Hamilton] and Ron’s [Toigo] comments that this is a financially devastating event and I think there are

teams really struggling. Some owners have more means than others. Community teams have limited means. But this is a financial disaster and, again, if we don’t play with fans, it’s going to continue on and we are all carrying staff and fixed costs, and you’re just digging a hole of money that has to be paid back at some point. We’re all super concerned about it. And then the kids. The kids this league is all about. You feel sick about this. They’re missing out on crucial years of development. It’s a really bad situation all the way around and I think it could have ramifications longer-term on the

We’re here for you.

model. But junior hockey will survive. KTW: What do you mean about ramifications for the model? TG: The way the business operates, in terms of revenue and expenses. Will revenues return to where they were and if they don’t, what happens? Do you have pay to play? Can your coaching staff be as deep, be as good? Are salaries going to have to be reset? Are fans going to come back into the building again like they were? I don’t know that anyone has the answer. I don’t have an opinion, other than it’s up in the air.

KTW: How tough is it for a franchise that has been starving for a team like this to have this happen during a winning window? TG: It’s super disappointing, but you have to let go of what you can’t control. There are people dying from this, people that are losing livelihoods, that are struggling to get by. The Blazers’ winning window, it’s super discouraging, but you have to look at the things that really matter. We’re all frustrated, but the leagues that rushed out and tried to play have all failed.

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Match-fixing allegations that implicated Nashville Predators’ prospect Connor Ingram and his Swedish hockey club, Björklöven, are bogus, according to the Swedish Ice Hockey Association. The former Kamloops Blazers’ goaltender has also received a written apology from radio station Västerbotten, which erroneously reported Ingram was cut from the team after Mora knocked off Björklöven 8-4 in second-tier Swedish Allsvenskan action on Dec. 14. Suspicious betting activity — most notably money coming in on Mora, despite favoured Björklöven holding a 3-0 lead — was so abnormal that some betting operations removed the game from the board. Ingram allowed five goals on 14 shots before being removed from the contest, his final start before the expiry of his loan agreement to the Swedish club, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. Björklöven surrendered eight straight goals in defeat. Within hours, an inves-

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE PHOTO Former Kamloops Blazers’ goaltender Connor Ingram found himself under suspicion of throwing a game in Sweden. He has since been cleared of wrongdoing and received an apology from a Swedish radio station.

tigation was launched by Svenska Spel, the state-owned bookmaker in Sweden, and the Swedish Ice Hockey Association. “The investigation shows that deviations in betting odds movements occurred from manual error at a betting company. As a result,

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I think it’s best I not comment on that.

It’s challenging, but boy, oh boy, is this a league that is determined to find a way. We are trying everything, but we’re not getting a lot of help. We’re not getting help from the public, in terms of managing the virus. It’s growing. The governments are not blessing our plans, but we’re trying. I think we will have a season. I really do. I’m a guy that believes

we’ll find a way. KTW: You have business interests outside of hockey. How would you rate the government’s handling of it [the COVID-19 pandemic] overall? TG: I’m not going to answer that. I’m pretty critical of a lot of areas.

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there is no suspicion whatsoever that Björklöven or any individual within Björklöven participated in matchfixing,” said Abbe Törsleff, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association’s head of security. “We are grateful for the cooperation we received from all parties in recent days. I am

glad that together we have come to these conclusions and the facts mean we can free Björklöven from all suspicion of irregularities.” KTW learned on Thursday of Västerbotten’s letter, which expresses remorse for any damage and distress caused by the incorrect reporting.

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KTW: Fair enough. What about lost revenue for the Blazers? How is the state of the Blazers’ franchise given what’s happened? TG: If the club didn’t have solid sponsorship, in terms of its ownership, it would be in a lot worse shape. The business is in terrible shape, obviously, having lost all that revenue and continuing to lose revenue and carry costs. Fortunately, the Blazers are going to survive COVID-19. I think all the clubs around the league will survive it, too. This will easily jump into seven figures of damages and bills to pay when we get going again, so it’s devastating. It wasn’t exactly a real solid business in the first place, but it’s going to mean some tough decisions. It’s already meant tough decisions. We’ve had to thin down our staff.

We’re just trying to stay around. Luckily, bankers have been supportive and done whatever they can to help us through. We’ll survive, but it’s devastating. KTW: How would you compare the Western league’s handling of this in comparison to the rest of the CHL? TG: Our league is as well-run as any I’ve ever seen. Our group of guys are thoughtful and responsible. They think it’s the wrong thing to rush into this thing and then find out you’ve got to shut down. That just does a lot of harm. Sometimes, you’d wish there would be better communication, but the problem is there’s really not much to communicate because you can’t really get a read. We thought we had some momentum, in terms of starting to play, and then in the last six weeks, the so-called second wave has come and shattered all the plans we

had in place. Our leadership in the league is solid. KTW: On a brighter note, what does it mean to Kamloops and the Blazers to have two representatives at the world juniors for the first time since 2002? TG: It really feels good to see the Kamloops Blazers be relevant on the national scale. I’m not a guy that doesn’t call it what it is. We were missing in action for a long time. It’s disappointing. There has been lots of changes made to the organization. I think this will be the start of far more relevance in the national game. I’m proud of our group, proud of Dylan [Garand] and Connor [Zary] and I know there are guys coming behind them pushing to be on that team. It’s been a while since we’ve been able to say that in Kamloops. The bar has been pushed higher and we plan to be a relevant team.


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A win for women’s hockey STEPHEN WHYNO

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National Women’s Hockey League games will be televised live in the U.S. for the first time when NBC Sports Network airs the Isobel Cup semifinals and final in early February. The NHWL and NBC Sports announced the historic agreement on Tuesday for the games on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5. Getting on TV in the U.S. gives the sport a platform it doesn’t have in the country aside from the Winter Olympics. “To me, that’s the biggest piece about this, the biggest element, is not just touching an audience once every four years,’’ NWHL Commissioner Tyler Tumminia said in a phone interview. “It’s epic for the league and what it does for our brand, but it’s so important for young girls and boys to be able to see female athletes on television like this and not just once every four years.’’ It will be the first women’s professional hockey shown live on a widely distributed, major U.S. cable network. NHL Network aired the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s

Clarkson Cup final in 2019 and Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association games were streamed by ESPN and other U.S. entities in early 2020. The six-team league is holding its season and playoffs in a quarantined bubble in Lake Placid, New York, from Jan. 23 to Feb. 5, with games taking place in the arena that was the scene of the 1980 “Miracle On Ice.’’ Tumminia said that poetic setting was part of the league’s pitch to NBC Sports, which is the NHL’s national rights holder and quickly signed on for these games. “As the home of hockey in the U.S., NBC Sports is proud to showcase the NWHL to a national audience,’’ NBC Sports vice-president of programming Michael Perman said. “These historic broadcasts on NBCSN furthers our commitment to showcasing the game at all levels.’’ Tumminia has lost sleep plenty of nights over the past

couple of months putting the 2021 NWHL bubble plan together. On Monday, the league announced an agreement with Yale University to provide salivabased COVID-19 testing for players and staff. It’s the same tests used by the NBA in its quarantined bubble at Disney World over the summer and into the fall. The NWHL is the first women’s professional sports league to implement them and will work with Yale on an initiative that pairs saliva and nasal samples for dual testing purposes. Getting TV and testing agreements in place are two more steps to making the season a reality. “I am quite excited it’s all starting to seem real,’’ Tumminia said. “I’m looking forward to it all happening and working out great. ... Definitely thrilled for what it means for our athletes.’’ Players who already have signed their contracts will be paid in full despite the condensed schedule. Players also may opt out and still be paid their entire salary, the league said. The NWHL fell short of completing its season last spring because of the pandemic.

Change at top of KYSA Tony Cuzzetto has taken over as president of the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association. The KYSA selected its president and vicepresident last week during the first board meeting since the AGM on Nov. 26. Cuzzetto, who has been on the board of directors since 2012, replaces Candace Dodson-Willis, who shifts into the vicepresident position. Dodson-Willis served as president

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for four years. The terms of four board members — Corinn Bell, Jeff Murphy, Dennis Piva, Chris Russo

and Andrew Williams — expired at the November AGM. Each are returning for another term. The KYSA has four paid staff members — Missy Cederholm (executive director), Ciaran McMahon (technical director), Mark Bell (senior staff coach) and part-time employee Carolyn Birch (office administrator). Justine Rinaldi is the organization’s contracted bookkeeper.

WHL SEASON POSTPONED INDEFINITELY The 2020-2021 Western Hockey League season has been postponed indefinitely amid the pandemic. “Given the public health restrictions that are currently in effect, we are not in a position to determine a new target date for our season,” WHL commissioner Rob Robison said in a league press release. “We will continue to consult with health authorities to determine when it is safe and responsible to get our season started.” On June 17, the league bumped its start date to Oct. 2 from Sept. 21.

The 2020-2021 regular season was delayed next on Aug. 6, when a projected start date of Dec. 4 was chosen. On Oct. 14, the WHL postponed opening day to Jan. 8. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has paused league play until early January. The Ontario Hockey League plans to open on Feb. 4. “We continue to make every effort to get our season started, but our first priority has always been the health and safety of our players and everyone associated with the WHL,” Robison said.

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D L O S

SAHALI

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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

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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

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1670 SLATER AVE

304-550 LORNE ST

1135 DOUGLAS ST

$599,900

$789,000

$825,000

$830,000

TOBIANO

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

WESTSYDE

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

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25-175 HOLLOWAY DRIVE

2732 BEACHMOUNT CRES

1069 FORDEN PL

1061 FORDEN PL

$899,900

$949,900

$1,029,999

$1,249,000

TOBIANO

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

D L O S

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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

244 HOLLOWAY DR

228 HOLLOWAY DR

12-3100 KICKING HORSE DR

1452 HEFFLEY-LOUIS CREEK RD

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•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!

•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!

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• 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

320 MCGOWAN $455,000

• 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

• 2912 sq ft home with rock fireplace, brick feature wall & hardwood floors • Fenced yard with underground sprinklers • 70' by 50' shop • Fenced property with hay field

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644 PLEASANT ST $475,000

•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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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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HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

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FAMILY CIRCUS

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Someone could be extremely generous to you soon, Aries. It may be out of the goodness of his or her heart, or it may be because of a guilty conscience. You may never know.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Avoid power struggles at work or even among your circle of friends, Taurus. It is not worth the trouble to get involved, and things will calm down soon. Keep your distance.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, this week may be well suited to contemplation about certain decisions that have been on your mind. Find a quiet place and put all of the puzzle pieces together.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, if you feel like you are ready to make a difference in someone’s life, then be honest about what you can take on. You may need a little help along the way.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if you need someone to motivate you, seek out a trustworthy friend with your best interests in mind. A qualified mentor might be the way to go.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, sometimes a daily routine can land you in a rut. This is the time to change things up a bit. Mix up your regular schedule by trying a new activity or taking a trip.

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- Sept 23/Oct 23 Rough patches will quickly smooth over if you don’t fret about them, Libra. Just have a little patience and everything will work out for the best.

SCORPIO

- Oct 24/Nov 22 Right now stability means much more to you than taking risks. Stick with those people who support you, and don’t worry about sitting on the sidelines for a bit.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may not realize it, but you have been slowly pulling back from those around you for some time now. Make a concerted effort to focus on important relationships.

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CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 A healthy hobby like exercise can be just what you need at the moment, Capricorn. Slowly increase your workout frequency and take a friend along for the ride.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, try to be artistic this week. Don’t worry, you don’t have to create a masterpiece. Working on creative projects can be a form of meditation and help alleviate stress.

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NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Advice columnist Savage 4. Out of tune .?.?. or bubbles 8. Saturn or Mercury, once 11. ____ fever 16. Prayer leader 18. Opening opening? 20. Yeats or Keats 21. Pliocene, e.g. 22. Something to build on 23. Ancient Aegean land 24. The fly in flyfishing, e.g. 25. Turn 26. Indy film? (1981) 30. Render unnecessary 31. Female deer 32. Classic sci-fi anthology whose first story is titled ‘‘Robbie’’ 35. Sound from a flock 36. Road movie? (1950) 40. Some M.I.T. grads: Abbr. 41. Bizarre 43. React to a stubbed toe, maybe 44. Confident juggler’s props 45. Film director’s cry 46. Blood work locales 49. Sound of relief 52. Cannoli ingredient 56. PG movie? (1992) 63. Anthem opening 64. A little bit of work 66. Brush off 67. Draw out 69. One whose range goes from about F3 to F5, musically 70. Hilarious folks 72. World capital with the Gangnam district 74. Challenge 75. Hummingbirdfeeder filler 77. Blatant 79. N.Y. engineering sch. 80. Actress de Matteo of ‘‘Sons of Anarchy’’ 81. Family film? (1972)

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2021 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE

DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Pest Management Plan Number: TNRD-MOSQ-2020

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:

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

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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). 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.

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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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.

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A Way Home Kamloops (AWHK) is a charitable non-profit that provides housing and support to youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness. We are rooted in action and require our leadership to bring and/or incorporate lived expertise in all that we do. Our organization provides a range of wraparound supports from prevention to housing to employment and education to support youth in achieving critical developmental milestones as part of a healthy transition to adulthood. AWHK provides a continuum of housing options and operates from a Youth Housing First philosophy. To support youth in achieving adulting skills, we provide a variety of programs including life-skills, case management, employment readiness, peer navigation, and support groups. AWHK is a leader and innovator in preventing and ending youth homelessness. AWHK provides community coordination to reduce gaps in services & ensure there are no wrong doors for homeless youth. Our community collective ensures every sector and member has a pivotal role to play in ending youth homelessness. We work with a collective of 200+ members from all sectors including youth,non-profits, landlords, businesses, students, ministries, and community members, both locally, provincially and nationally. AWHK is committed to creating diversity in the workplace and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Qualified applicants will receive fair treatment and consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, attraction, disability, or age.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, financial and program objectives. Administration • Provides leadership in program development, organizational and financial planning • Has good knowledge of signification development of emerging trends, current research and best practice in housing supports for vulnerable youth. • Ensure risk management and legal requirements of the society are addressed and implemented • Develop and apply policies and procedures • Able to make sound and timely decisions relating to the objectives of the society • Ensure maintenance of all appropriate documentation, records and filings Planning & Oversight • Makes significant contributions to strategic plan and vision setting process • Facilitates the annual review and update of AWHK’s short-term and long-term objective • Ensures changes related to service delivery are communicated to stakeholders and stays apprised of changes in legislation or government resources are considered in programming Human Resources Management • Ensures recruitment and retention of competent staff • Ensures onboarding and training of staff • Ensures a healthy working environment and develops and follows personnel policies consistently

Full Time, 37.5 Hours/Week Min Starting at &62,500/annual Comprehensive Benefits

Financial Management • Prepares and compiles a fiscally responsible budget • Ensures financial transactions are appropriately recorded and financial reports are undertaken in a timely manner • Able to seek out and secure a diverse range of funding sources and stewards good donor relations • Develops and oversees the funding procurement process which includes the development of funding proposals and all relevant reports Community Development • Demonstrated ability to represent the society in a positive and professional manner • Able to cultivate partnerships in the community that will enhance AWHK’s community profile • Represents AWHK with local provincial and national constituents. Acts as a conduit for input and information, promotes innovation at all levels and advocates for youth • Collaborates with the academic, professional and non profit societies in the community to enhance AWHK services and contributions to society. Qualifications • Completed related field of study such as Batchelor of Social work degree • Proven ability and desire to work with vulnerable youth ages 15-29 • Proven ability to supervise 5-10 people • Knowledge of homelessness issues facing youth • 1-3 years of senior leadership experience in a nonprofit society • Lived experience is an asset •The successful candidate must complete and successfully pass a Criminal Records Check. Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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In Memoriams

In Loving Memory of Elsa Ring

December 23, 2019

If I can stop one heart from breaking by Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.

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In Loving Memory of Ralph L.D. Trefry

Silver threads and garden needles Cannot mend this heart of mine.

Forever and deeply loved Dee-Dee

Miss you and love you Grampa Todd

Me too Dad, Love Nikki

In Loving Memory of

In Loving Memory of

May 22, 1952 – December 22, 2016

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Patrick “Pat” Rozek

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In Loving Memory of Donna Hubel (Thomas) Who passed away December 28, 1990

Time passes and life does go on. We find it hard to believe It’s been 30 years, Since you’ve been gone. Your memory lives within us Not fading with each year. You are in our hearts forever, and always near.

The world changes from year to year, Our lives from day to day, but our memories of you shall never pass away.

We miss you dearly, Love from the Thomas, Harris and Monk Families

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Janet nine long years we have been missing you. Our love for you is everlasting.

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Donna Joy Anderson (Simon, née Westlake)

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Antonia (Toni) Brown (Bieleckie - Loshuk)

April 17, 1926, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan December 18, 2020, Kamloops, BC

October 6, 1925 - December 7, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Donna Anderson announces her passing. Mom was just 4 months shy of her 95th birthday, fortunately the family was able to come together in 2016 to throw a surprise party for her 90th birthday - we will all remember the joy and excitement on her face that day. Mom was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and was the youngest of 3 girls (sisters Phyllis and Helen). Her parents, Eva (nicknamed Bertie) and Edward John (Jack) Westlake were in the hospitality industry in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. After her parents retired early from their business, they moved and settled in West Vancouver to continue raising their girls. Mom grew up in a loving home and had a happy childhood. She recalled memories of riding her bike to piano lessons in the 1930s, and playing on Lawson Avenue where her family lived. Mom began her 20s by moving to the interior of B.C. to work and live at the Tranquille Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Kamloops in the late 1940s. Her eyes always lit up when she shared memories of her time as a nurse’s aide there. She was delighted to talk about staying in the Nurse’s Residence, and how self-sufficient the Sanatorium was, having their own crops, dairy cows and piggery. Mom was feisty and had endless amounts of spunk, she always had a funny quip and never held back from speaking her mind. Despite not having a driver’s licence, she independently got around Kamloops on her own, often using transit or walking downtown. She was an avid reader, enjoying Westerns especially. When her eyesight began to fail her, she instead adapted to listening to audio books. Mom was truly a tough woman, she fought and won against cancer, and maintained her memory right until the end.

It is with deep sadness that the family of Antonia (Toni) Brown announces the passing of their wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and cherished friend on December 7, 2020 at Royal Inland Hospital. Toni will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 19 years, Jim; daughters Marcella Schmidt and Janie Esser; daughter-in-law Linda Loshuk; step-children Kris (Kevin) Stewart, Jimmy (Tammy) Brown, Sue Brown. She will also be greatly missed by her eight grandchildren Rhonda, Lonney, Randine, Michael, Jacqueline, Tracey, Tanya , Brandy and her fifteen greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and their extended families. Also, longtime family friends Frans and Sylvia Van der Woning and her lifetime friend Lillian Butchko. She was predeceased by her husband Michael Loshuk (1996), son Randall Loshuk (2017), daughter Coranne Shore (2018); sons-in-law John Esser and Ron Schmidt; father Karl Bieleckie, mother and step-father Mary and Steve Bodnarchuk; sisters Nellie Bieleckie, Bertha Kendall and brother Cass Bieleckie. Toni was born in Canora, SK, having a happy childhood on the farm with her parents and siblings. Her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins lived nearby. Her first job as a Nurse’s Aide was in the Canora Hospital at 17 years old, in later years at the Trail Regional Hospital, followed by Royal Inland Hospital - Central Supply. Toni loved to travel across Canada in a motorhome visiting with relatives and exploring new adventures. Also, cruising to Mexico and travel to Hawaii, Portugal, Bali, Gibraltar, Spain, Holland and Padre Island. She authored books for her family of her memories from her childhood and upbringing to adolescent years, early adulthood, marriage and children. She also wrote individual books for each of her children that were presented to them on their 60th birthdays.

Left to mourn her passing are her children Wayne (Liz) Simon of Russell, Ontario, Gary (Nancy) Simon of Beamsville, Ontario, Heather (Rick) Greville of Stoney Creek, Ontario, Lois (Del) Hiltz of Penticton, Aaron (Joanne) Simon of Kamloops, Shelley (Rob) Ring of Kamloops, Tracey Anderson of Penticton, along with her 20 grandchildren and 21 greatgrandchildren. Mom will be laid to rest alongside her parents at Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

Cremation and a private service at Schoening Funeral Chapel has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held when all may safely gather.

The family would like to thank the staff at Pinegrove Care Centre in Kamloops for being so wonderful to our mom in her last years.

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Toni’s top priority was always love and caring for her family and friends. So many special celebrations held at their home with all welcomed with hugs, love and wonderful food. She was admired for her beauty, grace, dignity and she will be forever loved and missed by all.

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Leona Blower 1967 - 2020

James “Scotty” Marmion Flynn

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Leona Blower. She died unexpectedly at the age of 53 on December 12, 2020 of natural causes.

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Mr. James “Scotty” Marmion Flynn passed away peacefully with family by his side. He was born July 30, 1931 in Perth, Scotland.

Leona leaves behind her brother Roy (Jill), and nieces Megan and Brooke, family in Germany including her brother Dieter and niece Corinna, sister-in-law Sherry and her daughter Teah, as well as special family friend Becky. Leona was predeceased by her mom Katherina, and brother Ramsey.

James will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 63 years, Janet; his son Gerard (Dale) of Halifax, NS, his daughter Theresa Anne (Bert) Philippot of Kamloops; three grandchildren Trevor Flynn, Kaleigh (Trevor) Martin and Wesley and great-grandson Grayson James Martin, and special granddog Zoe.

Leona will also be missed by many friends that she made growing up in Westsyde and working at various places throughout her life, most recently at Don’s Auto Towing for the past ten years. Leona enjoyed the simple pleasures in life such as a cup of coffee and a good book. She loved to travel with friends and enjoyed a good steak dinner. Those that knew Leona remember how she always took the time to ask questions because she was interested in them. She was proud of her nieces and loved to utilize her photography skills at family events.

Also left to cherish his memory are his two brothers Austin and Peter, residing in the UK and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.

We are unable to come together to honour Leona due to Covid restrictions right now, but Roy and Jill plan to host a gathering when restrictions are lifted where we can all raise a shot of Patron to remember Leona. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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James immigrated to Montreal in 1956 to start a new life in Canada. Shortly after arriving he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Janet arrived in Canada in 1957 and 10 days later they were married in Saskatoon. The military life included many stations for them: Montreal, Gander, Sioux Lookout and on to Lahr, Germany, until finally settling in Kamloops (Mt. Lolo) in 1980. He had 29 years of service, completing his career in Kamloops in 1985. James loved to fish the many local lakes, the Little Shuswap Lake was the all-time favourite. He also enjoyed curling and spending time with his teammates. Family was especially important to James! The family would like to give a million thanks to the wonderful staff at Kamloops Seniors Village for their amazing care of James. Also to Dr. Hamilton for his years of exceptional care. Condolences may be expressed at: www.firstmemorialkamloops.com

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Alfred Raymond Hull May 11, 1926 - December 4, 2020 Alf, beloved husband of 71 years to Marion and wonderful father to Lisa (Jack) and Julie (Mike) Berger. Also left with cherished memories are grandchildren Elizabeth, Sarah, Matt, Travis and Bryan. Alf and Marion left England in 1956 to live in Ontario where he worked for W.P London, then SNC as a Structural Draftsman. There they built a happy life full of friends, especially, John and Pat Butler and John and Judy Pula. Many weekends were spent with card games, family dinners and dancing. In 2010, they bravely moved again to B. C. to live with Julie and Mike. Dad was known for his quick wit and mischievous sense of humour, a love of jazz music and playing guitar. He was always interested in current events, lively dinner conversations and keeping in touch via emails. He was a great story teller and writer of entertaining letters. Just for fun, he liked doing algebra equations or reading books on science and history. His biggest achievement though was being a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Special thanks to Dr. Peter for years of kindness and Staff , the Ponderosa Adult and also, 5 South staff who comfortable to the end.

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


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Kenneth Gordon Moyer

1943 - 2020

Born 30 November 1939 - Departed for next realm 11 December 2020

Wayne de Delley passed away on December 11, 2020. Survived by wife Diane, sons Shannon (Prapaijit), Corey, Justin, daughter Tara, granddaughters Harmony, Shealagh, Amelie and greatgranddaughter Summer. Predeceased by son Todd and daughter Shirley. Wayne was born in Brandon, Manitoba and grew up in a large family around Douglas. After marrying Diane, they headed west to make a life for themselves in British Columbia where they fell in love with the scenery. After a brief stop in Vancouver they pulled out a map and found the next biggest dot, turned their VW bug in the direction of Kamloops and made it home for the last 56 years. Wayne became a journeyman electrician in 1968 and became very involved in the union and politically active for the rights and training of workers. Wayne was North America’s longest standing Business Manager of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 993 and recently received his 55-year membership pin. His request was to include the logos of the Union he proudly represented. When Wayne wasn’t standing up for the rights of the membership, wrangling at the negotiating table or politically advocating he would enjoy the great outdoors. He found his peace exploring the woods for uniqueness’ of nature whether he was fishing or hunting. He will be missed by his best friend and hunting partner, Patrick Dohm. In keeping a large picture of his grandmother in his den he would always say that the blood of his Cree Grandmother ran through his veins as the love and respect he had for the flora and fauna of the animal kingdom came from her and his First Nation blood. If the dead could hear (Ecclesiastes 9:5,10) Diane would like to say, “thank you for the wildflower bouquets, heart shaped rocks, and the after-dinner dances.” The family wishes to extend a thank you to all Wayne’s Electrical brothers and sisters for the many phone calls and emails that brought both tears and smiles to Wayne. A special thanks to Dr. Brink for his care of Wayne and never-failing concern for Diane. Wayne requested that there be no funeral service.

At the tender age of ten years, Ken was teaching Sunday school at the Alliance Church. In high school, Industrial Arts teacher Lloyd Cunningham spotted Ken’s talent for calculations and drafting and encouraged him to develop this gift. By 15 he was drafting for the BC Forest Service. In 1957 Lynne Fleming was also working for the forestry and fate would have it the two of them were sent to clean up the silo, an offsite storage facility. Three years later (1960) they married. From this union came son Trevor and daughters Tracy and Susan. Ken moved to BC Dept. of Highways, followed by employment with private survey companies developing subdivisions etc., and finally the oil patch from which he retired in 2005. His work was well respected and Ken was very proud when Land Titles Registry in Calgary incorporated his standards into their “Standards for Drafting”. He joined AA in 1975 and celebrated 45 years of sobriety this past July. Remodeling our homes was a pastime he enjoyed, employing many skills learned at the hand of his Grandfather Edward Styles. Weekends were spent on local lakes, where he studied the critters savored by the fishes. A Mo Bradley graduate, he became proficient in the art of fly tying. Many years of enjoyment were found on local lakes with brilliant stories of catches that are still spoken of today. While working in the oil patch, Ken and Lynne joined Ducks Unlimited. They devoted years of service to DU fundraising and kid’s programs, receiving many awards for high achievement. Ken is survived by wife Lynne, son Trev of Edmonton, daughters Tracy Fetters (Paul) of Nakusp and Sue Cutrer (Keith) of Palatka, FL.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters Doreen (Russ) Rombough of Lethbridge and Lois (Tim) Anderson of Roberts Creek and families, newly found special cousins Mike Moyer and Konrad Moyer. Last but not least is family patriarch Uncle Ross Styles (Donna) of Kamloops. A family celebration of life will be held in the spring - God willing. A special thank you to all the “angels” at Kamloops Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Darcy Donald Railton

July 25, 1960 - December 7, 2020

Ewald (Wally) Paul Ewald (Wally) Paul passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020, at 88 years old in Kamloops, BC. He will be fondly remembered as the kind, compassionate and beloved husband of Corrinne Anderson. Ewald will be missed dearly by his two sons Peter (Betty) and Frank (Karen), as well as his grandchildren Christopher (Chantel), Alyssa (Lee), Elisha, Cameron, Collin, Graeme, greatgrandchildren Kaysen and Kyler and numerous nephews, nieces in Germany. The extended family of Kevin and Glenda Anderson and wonderful friends Wendy and family, Bill and Irene. Predeceased by his sister Helga and grandson Daniel. Ewald was born April 17, 1932, in Celle, Germany and grew up in Breloh. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 to Regina, Saskatchewan, where learned and applied his trade as pipefitter. Then moving to Kamloops in 1971 for another new adventure, working at a local plumbing company and then to the Plaza Hotel as Maintenance Tech. This job he continued until his retirement. Ewald always enjoyed watching and participating in sports. From playing soccer as a young lad to involvement in the men’s leagues and becoming a referee in the Western Canada Soccer league. He had terrific passion for golfing and was a skillful bowler. He always enjoyed a walk to sightseeing, explore and look for wildlife. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, due to Covid Restrictions. Our family wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to the Dr. Proctor, the wonderful Nurse Practitioners Nathalie and Jacqueline from the Urgent Care Center and the truly wonderful Ponderosa Lodge staff for their amazing care. We sincerely wish to thank them all. For those wishing to send flowers, the family asks that donation be made in Ewald’s honour to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted with Schoening Funeral Services, Kamloops, BC 250-374-1454 Condolences may be expressed at: schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Scatter me not to restless winds, Nor toss my ashes to the sea. Remember now those years gone by When loving gifts I gave to thee. Remember now the happy times The family ties we shared. Don’t leave my resting place unmarked As though you never cared. Deny me not one final gift For all who come to see A single lasting proof that says I loved... & you loved me. by DJ Kramer

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With heavy hearts we announce that, on December 7, 2020 Darcy Donald Railton passed away peacefully at the age of 60. He fought a long difficult battle with melanoma and refusing any strong medications so that he wouldn’t miss a moment of life. He was amazing to everyone who cared for him. He is survived by his wife Linda who was also his childhood friend knowing each other for 50 years. Also survived by his daughter Jesse and husband Mike McCrindle, grandson Wyatt, brothers Lionel Railton (Kelly), three nephews, Scott Railton (Julie), mother and father in-law Jim and Beth Bolton, brothers-in-law Jim and Jerry (also best friend). His special and dear Aunt, Lynn Ashcroft, cousins Lyle and Brad Railton and many more relatives. Predeceased by his parents Don Railton and Darlene Railton, paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents. Darcy was born in Dawson Creek on July 25, 1960. Raised as a child in Mica Creek (where he met Linda) and later moving to Kamloops as a teenager. His career began in following the men in his family’s footsteps and operating heavy equipment in the union with Local 115. Then operating drill tecs for his Uncle Meryle’s company Westrail Construction. After years of construction Darcy ended his working career as a Kamloops city bus driver for 10 years. 4 years ago Darcy moved with family members onto a hay farm in Chase. His daughter has Cow Pony Equestrian and he helped with starting Little Wyatt’s petting zoo. His ideas and efforts at the farm were a great asset and are going to be forever missed. Darcy loved his pets, cats, dogs and Sqeeker the dwarf goat. His special love was for Hunter his border collie dog. Darcy loved fishing and camping trips, especially the yearly holiday at Canyon Hot Springs. His hobbies included working on vehicle projects or growing his yearly beautiful tomatoes. A special thank you to Kamloops hospice for their great care and all his doctors. A celebration of life for Darcy will be held with family and friends in May 2021 at the Chase farm. Announcement will be made closer to the time and anyone wishing to join should contact the family. Donations can be made to the Melanoma Skin Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com


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Herbert “Ronald� Hunt

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ron Hunt on December 16, 2020 at the age of 89. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Marie, his four children Keith (Susan), Joanne, John (Olga) and Brad (Nina) as well as nine grandchildren Taylor, Mitchell, Jim, Katie, Maha, Georgia, Hayden, Lily, Max and one sister Beverley. Ron was predeceased by his brother Elmer (Flip) in November, 2020 and his parents Bert and Laura many years ago. Ron was born and raised in Kitsilano where he was very active in sports. He met the love of his life, Marie, at one of his fastball games. They were married in 1955 and moved to Victoria shortly afterwards where their four children were born. Ron was a partner in an insurance company in the 60s and when his partner passed away suddenly, he sold out of the company and in 1971, with his wife and young family, purchased a family resort - Twin Cedars Lodge on Shuswap Lake, BC. The family persevered through several trying years, finally developing 15 cottage lots, sold 14, and built a cottage on one where they enjoyed many fun-filled years. The family moved to Kamloops where Ron became an investment advisor before retiring in 1998. Ron and Marie joined Rivershore Golf Club where they met many friends and enjoyed playing golf for pleasure and competitively. Ron was particularly proud of his several Senior and Super Senior Men’s and the mixed championships he and Marie won in the BC Interior. Ron had 6 hole-in-one’s!

Ron was a member of the Rotary and Gyro clubs for many years. He was also proud to be part of a special “coffee group� in Kamloops. Ron always had a great sense of humour and saw the best in everyone and everything. His life was well lived with integrity, kindness and generosity. He was a wealth of knowledge when it came to sports and loved to share when prompted. He was a devout Blazer fan. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to a charity of your choice in Ron’s name. We hope to have a gathering of family and friends when appropriate to remember Ron and celebrate his life. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.firstmemorialkamloops.com

In Loving Memory of Dion Patrick Robertson

April 4, 1965 - November 27, 2020 It is with immense sorrow we announce the passing of Dion Patrick Robertson. He was 55 years old when he passed away on November 27, 2020, in Kamloops, BC, where he was raised and made fond childhood memories and learned to love the outdoors. Dion travelled extensively as a successful Sales Representative, but always looked forward to getting home to his family that he adored so much. His true love was his family. Dion cherished what our land had to offer, and had a passion for mountain biking. Dion made certain he would carefully guide his son, Tyson and soul mate, Rina through the life journey he enjoyed so much by taking their hands. He also enjoyed hiking, kayaking, camping and being free to find peace and joy in every moment life presented. He has finally been set free of the Early-Onset Alzheimer’s he was diagnosed with just 16 months ago. He is at peace now. Dion had a zest for life and will be remembered for his infectious laugh, twinkling smile and fearless nature to accept life for all it’s ups and downs. He helped others to find strength through life and we know he served his purpose. With Dion’s passing we all have been feeling the loss of an admired and devoted father, a loving husband, a faithful son, a dedicated brother and a caring friend. Dion will be sadly missed and is survived by his wife, Rina; his son, Tyson; his parents, Gary and Joan; his siblings, Leanne (Gary), Clint (Kelly) and Brent (Wendy) and many nieces and nephews. Dion had a special way of connecting with people. He loved getting together and laughing with friends, reminiscing of old hot rods, bikes, new trails and exciting adventures. We hope to honour Dion Robertson with a celebration of life at some point in the future when it is safe to do so.

“Giddy-up� “Live to Ride, Ride to Live� We will love you always and forever. Rest in Peace 4Ever Lovie

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September 17, 1931 to December 16, 2020

Ron joined Marie at the bridge table and took to the game immediately. Many days were spent playing the game. Ron and Marie enjoyed travelling south in the winters to explore the sights and play more golf with friends. They enjoyed many other trips to England, Europe, Alaska and the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Ron was very proud to watch and enjoy his children and grandchildren grow up and mature, especially their participation in sporting events, where many trophies were won.

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I found a penny today, Just laying on the ground But it’s not just a penny,                      He said angels           He said when an    They toss a penny down   Â?  Â?      Â?Â?     of your frown So don’t pass by that penny, When you’re feeling blue          That an angel    by Charles L. Mashburn

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One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky ashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two set of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life ashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to followed you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times of life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.â€? The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suering, when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.â€? Margaret Fishback Powers

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Yolanda Norine “Lanni� Shupe, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Born in Prince George, BC, on December 29th, 1951. Lanni passed away at the age of 68 in the presence of Terry, her loving husband of 47 years, at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC, on December 16th, 2020.

She married Terry Shupe in 1973, and together they lived in Kamloops. They built a home and moved to Cherry Creek in 1980, raising 3 children, many cats, and other animals. Lanni and Terry moved back into Kamloops in 2017 where Lanni spent her time volunteering at the United Church, walking Baxter, their beloved dog and enjoying life to its fullest with her beloved Terry. Lanni was a creative, artistic woman with a zest for life. Her love for the dramatic brought her to the stage of WCTC where she took on many roles as an actress and director who gave her actors a canvas to play and explore their creative space. She was dedicated to WCTC from its conception and worked hard to make the visions of live theater come alive on the stage. Lanni retired from theater in 2008 but was called back to direct one more time in 2009 on the production of Miracle Worker. Lanni was a presence on stage as she was in life, full of love for others and going above and beyond for the ones she cared for. Lanni was an active, passionate, and devoted member of the Mt. Paul United Church. She put her love and compassion into her beliefs and delivered sermons that were touching and heartfelt. Lanni was predeceased by her parents Bob and Margaret McInnes and daughter Elle. Lanni is survived by her devoted husband, Terry Shupe, her father’s second wife, Theda McInnes, sisters Wendy Mikkelson (Alan Watkin) and Carol McInnes (Lorn Shire), sons Philip and Shaun Shupe (Shauna). She will be dearly missed by all 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Special thanks from Lanni’s loved ones to the physicians and nurses at Royal Inland Hospital, especially the nursing staff from 6th South that made it possible for her two sons to see her, and for Terry to be with her in her ďŹ nal hours. We thank them very much and will hold each of them in our hearts for what they did for our family. The Family has decided to hold off on having a celebration of life until we can gather as a group once more safely. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

LANNI MCINNES SHUPE Her eyes sky clear unswervingly direct in the observant face engaged wholly in what is read and said Response to the other mouth like the ash of a sleek ďŹ sh leaping from the long stillness of a pond Actions without comment done for themselves as an animal pads its way through the thick mulch of the forest Much for the other little for herself the quiet accomplishments no recognition needed So her life beyond the stage But in the multicolored light on the familiar oor before the dusty cavern subtle in its shufing sounds like those on the beach of a quiet sea what absorbed before now blazes ďŹ erce lighting the new-born scene with force of mask and personality and uttered meaning to provoke laughter to instill tears to shine on one creature among the crowd that she has shown over the punctuated years Let the applause roar For all her lives – Carl Hare March, 2008


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Dig it: The oldest neighbourhood in Kamloops JOANNE HAMMOND

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ne of oldest neighbourhoods in Kamloops is not where you think it is. It’s not the west end, filled with homes from the early 1900s. It’s not the North Shore, where the fur trade fort drew people in the early 1800s. It’s at the mouth of the Tranquille River, under the decaying remains of a tuberculosis hospital, and it’s Secwépemc through and through. The mouth of the Tranquille River has been a residential centre in this valley “since time out of mind”— archaeological remains there date from around 7,500 years ago right up into the contact period, but it is very likely people lived there much earlier, to around the end of the last Ice Age. The sites suggest a nearly continuous occupation over these eight millennia, during which time its residents witnessed massive environmental changes to the valley, the river, the lake — and the climate itself. Eventually, they saw colonialists settle and reshape the place. But let’s back up. The archaeological evidence tells us that for countless generations, the river mouth was home, first as a base camp for hunting and gathering activities and, eventually, a thriving village. What was that life like for them? A preliminary study undertaken in the 2000s documented an impressive density and diversity of remains there that give us a glimpse into the developing Secwépemc way of life. The remains of pithomes, and the cozy semi-subterranean dwellings that are a hallmark of Secwépemc architecture point to a settled, semi-sedentary lifestyle to which people returned year after year. Numerous ancestral burials in the area mark a cultural landscape of some significance. The plant, animal and stone artifacts describe a year-round occupation that thrived on resources available locally and brought to the area by trade. Residents enjoyed a diet that centred on deer, but included hare, muskrat, elk, moose, loon, grouse and coot, all harvested from the surrounding hills and wetlands. Salmon, suckers, freshwater mussel and snail were also eaten. Later, chicken, cows and pigs were adopted into the food system. The remains of fisher suggest

JOANNE HAMMOND PHOTOS Clockwise from top left: The mouth of the Tranquille River has long been a residential centre in the Thompson River Valley; 1827 Archibald McDonald sketch of Thompson’s River District (HBC archives); Projectile points from Tranquille archaeological sites; Placer mining tailings in the Tranquille Valley.

trapping for the luxurious fur and burnt seeds point to processing of locally abundant cherries. The Secwépemc name for the place, “Pellqweqwile”, derives from the word for biscuit root (also known as desert parsley, lomatium macrocarpum), an important and valued food that was harvested and potentially even cultivated here. And dogs were present, too, enjoying, then as now, the company of humans — and their warm hearths and table scraps. The tools found there were used for hunting, fishing and plant preparation, of course, but also for a variety of other domestic uses, including art and design and construction. Raw materials for these tools include many types not available locally — like obsidian — that indicate long-distance trade networks going back thousands of years. It was this well-developed interregional trading economy that

drew fur traders to the region in the early 1800s, effecting a seismic shift that would change everything. At Tranquille, traders found a man called Piqwemús (Pacamoos) heading one of main villages in the Thompson Valley and nicknamed him Chief Tranquille, for his friendly nature. Sometime around 1840, Piqwemús died, mysteriously. After that, change and dispossession came rapidly. Within a year or two, the entire Tranquille area — already crossed by the HBC brigade trail between Fort Alexandria and Kamloops — was converted to hayfields to support traders’ livestock. By 1858, the Tranquille River Valley became a centre of frenzied placer mining, where gold rushers tore up the landscape, unseating fragile salmon habitat that has never entirely recovered. In the fall of 1862, smallpox ripped through local Indigenous populations, killing up to two-

thirds of Secwépemc by winter’s end. The land, never having been sold, surrendered or treatied, was “opened” for settlement and the first homesteaders moved in. By the time the King Edward VII Tuberculosis Sanatorium opened on the site in 1907, the descendants of the Stk’emlupsemc who had occupied it for millennia were relegated to Indian reserves at Kamloops and Skeetchestn, though they continued to hunt and fish there throughout 20th century. The sanitorium closed in 1958 and reopened the following year as an institution for the mentally disabled. It closed permanently in 1983, leaving behind about 100 buildings and structures connected by a network of underground service tunnels. Around and under those buildings and hayfields, the archaeological legacy of the area’s Secwépemc origins still lies. In some ways, the abandonment of the institutions has protected the site, those build-

ings standing guard over nearly 8,000 years of history. Over the years, developers have eyed the location and today, one is pushing ahead with a plan to reestablish a neighbourhood there. To move forward, the developers, the city and the province must reconcile these thousands of years of well-documented occupation with a century-and-a-half of unlawful dispossession and work to rebalance relationships that recognize Stk’emlups history. Joanne Hammond is a Kamloopsbased archaeologist. Interested in more? Go online to republicofarchaeology.ca. Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the Kamloops region. A group of nine archaeologists working in the area contribute columns to KTW’s print edition and online at kamloopsthisweek.com.


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JOYEUX NOEL Rubi Samaha, 10, shows signs of a becoming the next great cartoonist, like Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side, in her comic strip portrayal of the Christmas tree ninja-cat.

Alica Traynor, a Grade 6 student, shows her love of the nostalgic snow globe and Frosty the Snowman. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

This drawing was created by Marlene Wall’s five-year-old granddaughter, Lyla, who drew it freehand using the ArtHub for kids app.

Samaya Parmar, 6, has a smiling girl putting presents under a Christmas tree. Perhaps the five hearts above the tree reflect her family’s love during the festive season. This cute penguin was coloured by four-year-old Avyaan Maurya, a preschooler who thinks every day is Christmas Day.


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Christmas shopping with little daughter ‘Squeak’ There, she carefully examined each of the decorations and crêches. Delicately, she handled items that caught her interest. She is now 47 years old, but I clearly remember those I don’t remember her spending much time with toys. days so long ago when my three-year-old kept pleading to go Ambling along, we stopped at every Christmas display in shop “Christmas shopping.” windows. I had no clue where my little My small girl was enthralled. After looking “Squeak” got that phrase. It was not at noel things for sale in two or three stores, she YOUR CHRISTMAS something we did in our family as we asked, “Can we go home now?” STORIES are people who make or do things for She wanted to tell her little playmate next each other. door what we had done. Squeak was still bouncBut a few days before Christmas ing with excitement as she shared the wonderful Eve, I relented. Squeak was so excited that she was bouncing as things she saw. we walked to a store in Terrace. To this day, I regret the days I had disappointed my little And another. And another. daughter when all she wanted to do was look at Christmas things. BY CHRISTINA MADER

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It was our first Christmas without my husband. My daughter had recently turned four years old. Since Christmas means so much to me, I decided we were going to have a great Christmas anyway. Therefore, I decided we would go out into the woods and chop our own tree. We picked up the treecutting permit the town required and away we went. It was such a nice day. The sun was shining, the air was crisp and it was so nice and peaceful in the forest. We found a beautiful little tree and brought it home, where we put it on the small coffee table in the corner. I put on Christmas music and made hot chocolate. It didn’t take us too long to make that little tree beautiful. My daughter wanted an all-blue Christmas tree. There was a big roll of white and blue polka-dotted ribbon that I found at one store and some blue bulbs at another store.

YOUR CHRISTMAS STORIES We made bows with the ribbon and put them all over the tree, while we also hung the blue bulbs I found. Talk about your Blue Christmas — ha! When shopping, I found a nice shirt I really liked, so I wrapped it in Christmas paper and put it under the tree on Christmas Eve, alongside all her gifts. On Christmas Day, we were both pretty excited. When my daughter was opening her gifts, she stopped suddenly and, with a very serious face, turned and looked up at me. “You couldn’t have been very good this year because you only have one gift,” she said. I burst out laughing. “I love you, my little one, “ I said. She made my Christmas special and, to this day, whenever I think about that Christmas and what she said, I smile. To all. we wish you a best Christmas ever.

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GLAEDELIG JUL Eleven-year-old Amaya Horton’s clean line and attention to detail can be seen in this striking drawing of a tall Christmas tree basking in the glow of a crescent moon.

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In December, my potter friend, Jan, filled orders and then invited me to a tea party in her studio, where she would be selling year-end inventory. At the party, I was impressed when, everywhere I looked, extraordinary objects d’art caught my eye. Ready to splurge on something very personal, I circled the room until it got late and the stock was diminishing. I’d spotted a one-of-a-kind candle snuffer, also a gorgeous vase — just as someone else was paying for that snuffer! I must have that curvaceous vase, I told myself. A woman ahead of me at the display moved a bit forward. I did too and, simultaneously, both of us reached out and closed our hands around that one smooth item. Oh dear, this vase is in both our hands, I anguished. I must let it go! We let go at the same time and, smiling, she said, “You can have it.” I responded sincerely, “No, you should have it!” “Really, hun, it’s yours!” Warm with gratitude, I thanked her and she graciously acknowledged my pleasure as she excused herself to leave. Addressing the hostess, she sighed. “It’s getting late, Jan. I must get going. Thank you; this was a lovely party!” Days later, a neighbour called.

YOUR CHRISTMAS STORIES “I hear there’s a lady moving into the duplex at the corner. I’m going over to meet her. Wanna come?” It was easy to imagine a weary woman in the chaotic throws of relocating. I said yes, but it disappointed me not to have a traditional housewarming gift for her. So, I filled the vase with water and, from my in-house herb garden, I selected fragrant sprigs of rosemary — an herb associated with Christmas. According to legend, Mary hung her baby’s swaddling cloth over the gypsygreen foliage of a rosemary bush to dry it in the sun. Symbolically, vessels — in this case, a vase — represents women generously pouring love out to others. Perfect. I tied a cellophane ribbon, symbolic of truth and transparency, around the vase. Gasping at my presence at her door, the greeter, none other than the kind lady at the pottery sale, pulled me in for a hug as I said, “Welcome to the neighbourhood!” Pressing my gift to her chest, she gushed, “How did you know …?” “I didn’t — must be kismet having us meet again this way! My name’s Fate; what’s yours?”

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It was 1989, and I was living on a remote ranch 25 miles from Williams Lake, renting a rickety old house from the owners. I worked as a registered nurse at Cariboo Memorial Hospital and spent my days off looking after my two horses and one colt, keeping the wood stove going and enjoying the wilderness experience. I had moved there from Vancouver. I decided this would be the year to go out into the forest, cut down my own tree and bring it home on my horse, Gypsy — just like the Marlboro cowboy. One snowy day I set off, taking an axe and my border collie Cisco, and riding my frisky young horse. She looked a little nervous when I got on with the axe in my backpack, but then she looked nervous every time I rode her. I felt plowing through a foot of snow would wear her down somewhat. We trotted off down the unbroken trail. The snowfall was getting heavier, but Gypsy didn’t have any trouble and Cisco followed in her tracks. Soon I found the perfect fir tree, tied Gypsy up and proceeded to cut it down. It was harder and took longer than I thought it would — the Marlboro cowboy never had this problem — and the early winter night was fast approaching. Finally ready, I tied the trunk of the tree to my saddle horn and climbed on. As soon as Gypsy felt the tree dragging along beside her, she humped her back and gave a couple of jumps.

YOUR CHRISTMAS STORIES I got off, re-adjusted the tree and climbed back on. This time, she was ready for me and put her back into bucking in earnest. This wasn’t going to work, so I again dismounted. Off in the distance, I could hear some coyotes starting to howl. Now it was my dog’s turn to look nervous and he cowered under my feet. Now what? I readjusted the tree and tried leading my horse down the trail. She came somewhat unwillingly, crab walking along behind me. This meant I was breaking trail, since the falling snow had covered our previous route. At least this mode of walking Gypsy had chosen kept the tree in the middle of the trail. The yipping coyotes sounded closer and my poor dog was beside himself, so I put him up on the saddle. Night was descending. We tramped off through the snow. Just as my landlord was getting ready to come looking for me, I trudged into the barnyard — cold, tired and covered in snow, Gypsy sidestepping down the trail with the tree dragging along behind her and Cisco sitting like a king in the saddle. It was the prettiest Christmas tree I have ever had.


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Take in the brightest displays of Christmas lights AND CHECK OUT KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK’S ONLINE MAP AT CHRISTMASINKAMLOOPS.CA/LIGHTS This dazzling display can be found at 13 Neptune Dr. in the Riverdale Mobile Home Park in North Kamloops. The park is at 101 Tranquille Rd., right by the overpass.

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 (multiple homes) Westerdale Court (multiple homes) Fleming Drive (multiple homes) Batchelor Heights: 2013 Saddleback Dr. 1731 North River Dr. 1725 North River Dr. Brocklehurst: 2668 Briarwood Ave. 2643 Rosewood Ave.

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If you’re looking to donate some of your time for a good cause while getting a little bit of exercise, the Snow Angels volunteer program may be for you. The program, which is run by Volunteer Kamloops, matches up volunteers with seniors or individuals with disabilities who need help shoveling their snow. Save for this past Monday, we have not seen a lot of snow so far this fall and winter, but it is unlikely the city’s streets and walkways will remain clear from now until spring. The Snow Angels program is at about half the capacity it like to be at in terms of numbers of volunteers. “Normally, we help over 100 seniors every season,” said Ainsley Tymchyna, volunteer coordinator for the program. “Right now, we’re sitting about 60 percent of that.” The Snow Angels service all areas of Kamloops, so volunteers

Asha Cotito, 9, and Santa are wishing all KTW readers a Merry Christmas.

Nine-year-old Seva Parmar created this nifty drawing of Santa arriving to add more presents under the tree.

are welcome from every neighbourhood, but Tymchyna said the need is usually greatest on the North Shore. Volunteers will typically be matched with a senior for the duration of the winter, but if people are feeling particularly energetic, they could help multiple people with their shoveling. Tymchyna said there is even an incentive for participating this year. “This year, Subway has gra-

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HOLIDAY Merry WARMEST Christmas GREETINGS from Kamloops Truss Ltd!

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Merry Christmas Steven P. DuMont & Samantha D. Kampman

Stay safe this holiday season

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Best wishes during the holiday season & beyond

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Merry Christmas from all of us at AWARD WINNING CUSTOM HOMES & RENOVATIONS

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May Your Car Be Shiny & Bright

Wishing you and yours sleighfuls of happiness at Christmastime and throughout the New Year! We hope this holiday season delivers everything you’ve been wishing for, right down to the last detail.

2020 was quite the ride for all of us! We appreciate your support along the way.

GRE GIFTAT IDEA ! Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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Season’s Greeting from everyone at

Highland Valley Copper A virtual smile and kind words you hear, an email greeting from loved ones near, a gift of kindness from those held so dear, can make this a joyous season this year. May the holiday spirit be with you and your family today and throughout the New Year!

There is no time more fitting to say

Thank You and to wish you a

Happy Holiday Season

Our team is grateful for your patronage throughout the uncertain year of 2020. During this Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. And in this spirit we sincerely say Thank you and Best Wishes to you and your family for the holiday season and a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

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Wishing our customers and friends a very Merry Christmas!

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Thank you Kamloops and

Merry Christmas! EMSLAND

We wish to express our gratitude to our clients for supporting us in 2020 and also to our amazing health care workers.

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Merry Christmas

City of Kamloops Office of the Mayor

Season’s Greetings

Thank you you for for your trust and patronage at the holidays and all year.

Thank you for your trust and patronage at the holidays and all year. General Grant’s has Recycle Depots at 3 convenient locations in Kamloops for all your refundale bottles, cans and beverage containers.

GENERAL GRANT’S

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Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and festive holiday season from our bubbles to yours. Thank you for your resiliency and the care you have shown our community this year. Let’s make the most of this time of smaller gatherings by exploring all of the beautiful outdoor amenities Kamloops has to offer. Have a happy New Year.

Mayor Ken Christian Councillor Dale Bass Councillor Dieter Dudy

Councillor Sadie Hunter Councillor Mike O’Reilly Councillor Bill Sarai

Councillor Kathy Sinclair Councillor Arjun Singh Councillor Denis Walsh

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Kamloops City Council December 2020

Recycle BC

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Brewers Distributors Ltd Express Return-It

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the warmth and magic of the holiday season. David W. Page, CFP, CPCA

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Safe & Happy Holiday Season Peter Milobar, MLA Kamloops – North Thompson 618B Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC Phone: 250.554.5413 Toll Free: 1.888.299.0805 peter.milobar.mla@leg.bc.ca www.facebook.com/PeterMilobarKNT/ Twitter @PeterMilobar

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON Todd Stone

MLA • Kamloops-South Thompson Ph: 250-374-2880 todd.stone.mla@leg.bc.ca @toddstonebc @toddgstone

Wishing You The Merriest Christmas Ever & Safe Kitchen Parties In Your Bubble!

HUGE THANK YOU

TO OUR CUSTOMERS & OUR FRONTLINE WORKERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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Warner Rentals

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generous support.

LiUNA Local 1611

Kamloops Elks Lodge 44

Kamloops Orthopaedics

Top 40 Woodworks

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HELP FOR THE KAMLOOPS HOSPICE: Goddyn and Associates co-owners Carol Goddyn (left) and Stacey Vair (right) present a cheque for $3,000 to Kamloops Hospice Association programs and operations manager Erin Gardener. The funds will be used to purchase three sit-to-stand chairs for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home. Goddyn and Vair said they want to give back to the community — having had some of their clients benefit from the exceptional care at the hospice. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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• Riverside Small Animal Hospital at 905 Lorne St. just east of downtown; • Total Pet at 480 Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops; • Valleyview Veterinary Clinic at 1662 Valleyview Dr.

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Holiday Worship Directory

wishes you a Merry Christmas! Thursday, December 17th 7:00 pm ~ Longest Night Service of Hope & Healing

Live through Zoom & recorded

Thursday, December 24th Christmas Eve 7:00 pm ~ Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Hear the story. Sing the story. Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Streaming ONLINE www.standrewskamloops.com/live Thursday, December 24 at 7:00 pm

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Live through Zoom & recorded

Friday, December 25th

“FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN; UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN” The members of Christian Science Society, Kamloops wish everyone a peaceful Christmas and Happiness in the New Year.

Visit our website to find the links to live and recorded church services: www.christianscience.bc.ca

Christian Science Society, 1152 Nicola Street, Kamloops For more info: csskamsoc@yahoo.ca

KAMLOOPS UNITED CHURCH www.kamloopsunited.ca

ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF KAMLOOPS

The Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Kamloops wishes all a most Blessed and Joyful Christmas. May the Peace and Hope of this season transcend through this time of pandemic, and may all share in the love of God, and unconditional love which knows no bounds.

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year!

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE

December 24, 2020 We invite you to light a candle and watch the service from your home to celebrate the birth of Jesus! You will also find a BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE and a virtual journey through the peaceful candlelit church and more online. ALL SERVICES ARE ONLINE AT KAMLOOPS UNITED CHURCH YOUTUBE

LIVE STREAMING CHRISTMAS MASSES December 24 - 3:00 pm December 24 - 5:00 pm December 25 - 8:30 am LIVE STREAMING NEW YEAR MASSES December 30 - 3:00 pm January 1 - 8:30 am Drive-up Communion available for 30 minutes in the church parking lot following all Masses. Visit our website for COVID protocols and the live stream link! www.olphkamloops.ca

WE INVITE YOU TO WATCH OUR ONLINE CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL

1pm • 3pm • 5pm • 7pm • 9pm Visit us at kamloopschristmas.com for ways to watch

PRESENTED BY KAMLOOPS ALLIANCE CHURCH

Christmas Day Pre-recorded service available from 9:00 am for viewing on YouTube

Sunday, December 27th

10:00 am ~ Christmas Lessons & Carols Live through Zoom & recorded

695 Robson Drive • 250-828-2221

(on the corner of Summit & Robson in Sahali)

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FAITH

Thank you for being a friend of the highest kind

S

inger-songwriter Andrew Gold wrote a memorable song, Thank You For Being A Friend, for his 1978 album All This and Heaven Too. The song went on to be used as the theme song for the hit TV show The Golden Girls. The song is obviously about friendship — a very close friendship. The Bible talks about friendship — not a lot, but the examples are worth noting. In the Book of Proverbs, Solomon writes, “Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers.” Elsewhere, he advises, “Do not forget your friends. If you are in trouble, don’t ask your brother for help; a friend nearby can help you more than a brother that is far away.” Those reading this who have, or once had, a best friend know how close and valuable that relationship can be. The relationship can be called “love,” although our English

CHRIS KEMPLING You Gotta Have FAITH language is rather inadequate to describe the kind of love best friends can have for one another. When we say “love,” people immediately think of romantic love. But that’s not the kind of love best friends have for one another. The Greek language had a better handle on the difference between friend love and romantic love. “Eros” was their word for romantic love. “Philos” was their word for brotherly love (and was used to give Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love, its name). Sometimes, we in the English world speak

of this kind of love as “platonic love.” Probably the best Old Testament example of philos/platonic love is the story of David and Jonathan. Jonathan was the son of King Saul, the first king of Israel. David was initially a court favourite and became best friends with Jonathan. The book of 1 Samuel details the friendship: “Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself … and Jonathan made a

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covenant with David.” Unfortunately, King Saul developed an unreasoning paranoia about David and sought to kill him. Jonathan’s covenant friendship with David allowed him to escape Saul’s murderous wrath, as he secretly provided information to David about Saul’s plans to capture him. The story of Ruth, one of the ancestors of Jesus, is another example of strong platonic love. There was a serious famine in Moab and both of Naomi’s sons died, leaving her daughters-in-law Ruth and Orpah as widows. She urges them to return to their own families, but

ALLIANCE CHURCH

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To advertise your service in the Worship Directory, please call 250-374-7467

Please Join Us

In these unprecedented times10:00am we are worshiping remotely via our Facebook Sunday Mornings

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Jesus that his friend was deathly ill. “Lord, one you love is sick,” the messenger said. The word in the original is derived from the Greek word for brotherly love discussed earlier, philos. Jesus knew that his best friend was extremely ill, yet he stayed three more days where he was after hearing the message and Lazarus died in the meantime. It was his intention all along to raise his friend from the dead, to illustrate his teaching that “he who believes in me will live, even though he dies.” But even though he knew the outcome, when Jesus arrived at Lazarus’ tomb, “he was

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Ruth refuses. She says, “Don’t urge me to leave you or turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.” Now that is true, unconditional commitment of one friend to another. The Gospel of John records that Jesus had a friend to whom he was very attached — Lazarus of Bethany. Lazarus’ sisters, Mary and Martha, sent word to

deeply moved in spirit and troubled ... Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, ‘See how he loved him!’” His friendship with Lazarus was deep and emotionally intense. Jesus says to his disciples, “You are my friends if you do what I command.” It is a mistake to take this phrase out of its context. Read alone, it implies that Jesus’ friendship is entirely conditional. It is important to read what the “command” actually is (it’s in the two previous verses): “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” In other words, every Christian’s obligation is to be the kind of friend that Jesus was, that you love one another so much that you would give your own life for them. That is friendship of the highest kind.

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MEET YOUR LOCAL REALTORS • KAMLOOPS AND DISTRICT

Westwin Realty 800 Seymour St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2H5

Thinking of Selling Your Kamloops Home? Making a Next Move for the Best Results? • More Services: Assisted Home Preparation & Complimentary Staging Consultation • More Marketing: Unparalleled Marketing Reach for Maximized Exposure to Buyers • Best Results: Helping You Maximize the Value You Can Receive for Your Home Sarah devotes 100% of her focus and 100% of her time to your needs, and offers a 100% client satisfaction guarantee.

May happiness reside in your heart and home this holiday season!

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y name is Chelsea Mann and I have been a Realtor® in Kamloops for over 12 years. I grew up in this beautiful city, and am proud to call it home! Kamloops has so many amazing things to offer its residents: Great Weather | Outdoor Activities | Central Location

Those are just a few of the things that make Kamloops the perfect place to live, work, and play. It’s such a family oriented community and each neighbourhood has its unique qualities, so everyone can find their perfect place to call home. What I love about real estate is working with people. Whether it be finding them the perfect home, that fits with their unique wants and needs, or helping them sell their home, quickly and for the most money by attracting the perfect buyers! After all,

It’s Not Just A House, It’s Your Home!

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250-852-0977 www.chelseamann.ca

RUSSELL “We have purchased and sold two homes with Lisa Russell as our Realtor in the last five years. Lisa has worked with us in a most professional manner and has achieved exceptional results on our behalf. She fully addressed our wishes and needs and supported us along the way. Thank you, Lisa.”

I

LEIBEL

have been a Realtor for over 19 years, being born in the Kamloops area, I have raised my family here and am very proud of living in such a beautiful, friendly city.

To me, this is a definite asset in welcoming new people as well as introducing current Kamloopsians to other areas of this fantastic region.

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LISA

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In this incredibly busy market it is very important to be working with a Realtor who can provide you with any new listings promptly. If you would like me to be that person, please contact me and let’s get you packing. You can contact me by phone or email and I look forward to working with you.

250-320-4666 cindyleibel@shaw.ca

Westwin Realty

chelsea@chelseamann.ca

lisa.russell@sunrivers.com

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LINDA

CHRIS

JOANNE

TURNER

have lived in Kamloops for 27 years and I plan to make this city our retirement home. With years of direct sales experience I know how to market properties to achieve the most effective results. I have earned several top RE/MAX sales awards and was honored by our Kamloops Real Estate Association with the Realtor of the Year award. On a personal note, I enjoy travel, gardening and making stained-glass windows which I donate to raise money for charities. I also make a contribution from every sale to help the BC Children’s Hospital. My daughter, Kristy Janota and Adam Popien are members of my team and we would love to hear from you, to help make your buying or selling experience a pleasant one.

Merry s Christma

601005 _ KAMLOOPS REALTY

CHAN

ABOUT CHRIS:

• Kamloops resident for over 30 years • Rugby enthusiast • Community, family and team oriented • Proud supporter of United Way, Grow A Row, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and Kamloops Pride • Strong believer in supporting local and shopping local

Your Household Name in Real Estate

250-374-3331

I believe that when it comes to buying and selling your house, choosing a local member of the community is important as well. Choose an agent that is on your team!

Real Estate (Kamloops)

www.LindaTurner.bc.ca

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

I

am an energetic, hardworking, friendly and passionate Realtor who makes finding you a home my top priority. I take pride in getting to know you, and I listen to your needs and desires. Let me make the home-buying process simpler.

250-574-0262 chris@uprealestate.ca

LindaTurnerPREC@gmail.com

Linda Turner Personal Real Estate Corporation

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SAVE UP TO

W3

80%

BASIC COMFORT BOXING DAY

SAVE

50%

$

Ultra Contemporary Chaise sofa Style made for easy everyday living

899

QUEEN

SAVE UP TO

70%

299

$

MATTRESS

ELITE COMFORT BOXING DAY

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50%

Urban Chic Sofa for smaller spaces-matching swivel chair available

$

599

QUEEN

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65%

499

$

MATTRESS

PLUSH EUROTOP QUEEN MATTRESS

SERTA PERFECT SLEEPER SELECT FEATURES:

BOXING DAY

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Opulent looks & sumptuous feel, live in the past with this Traditional sofa

$

899

SAVE

65%

799

$

NOTRE DAME BIG O TIRES

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

DULUX PAINTS

DALHOUSIE

50%

• 760 Individually Wrapped Coils • CoolTwist® Gel Memory Foam • Gel Fibre • Lumbar Support Core

250-372-3181


W4

Decorate with confidence. WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2020

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LIVE AN INSPIRED LIFE

STYLISH SOFAS THAT ARE JUST YOUR STYLE! SAVE

50% CHOICE OF OVER 500 FABRICS!

PICKS

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SOFAS

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999

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2PC SECTIONAL SOFA CUDDLER OR CHAISE FROM

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Rocker Recliner

BOXING DAY

$

599

2999 CUSTOM MADE EASY Rocker Recliner

BOXING DAY

$

699

Rocker Recliner

BOXING DAY

$

799

Rocker Recliner

BOXING DAY

$

799

Rocker Recliner

BOXING DAY

$

899

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50%

CHOOSE FROM OVER 800 FABRICS & LEATHER

Rocker Recliner

BOXING DAY

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899

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