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Dr. Max Zahir at his home at Berwick on the Park: “The eradication of smallpox, it was [an] absolutely incredible achievement. At one time ,it was never thought it could never be done — and it was done. And it was the most devastating infectious disease mankind has ever discovered.” DAVE EAGLES/KTW
Recalling the fight to eradicate smallpox AS THE WORLD BATTLES THE CORONAVIRUS, RETIRED KAMLOOPS DR. MAX ZAHIR TALKS ABOUT HIS WORK IN PAKISTAN IN THE 1960S MICHAEL POTESTIO
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Memories of days past helping fight the smallpox epidemic in Pakistan during the 1960s are still fresh in the mind of retired Kamloops pathologist Dr. Max Zahir. That effort seems all the more relevant now as the world grapples with the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in a bid to end a pandemic that, in a year since
its detection, has infected more than 100-million people and killed more than two-million. Zahir, a 84-year-old Berwick on the Park resident, spent a year between 1966 and 1967 working in Lahore, Pakistan, to help snuff out smallpox — the contagious disease known for its rash of blisters that was successfully eradicated through vaccination by 1980. Decades earlier, the World Health Organization
had initiated a global campaign to rid the word of the disease, which was still endemic in countries across Africa, Asia and South America — a campaign that was intensified in the late 1960s. The strategy to address smallpox outbreaks in Pakistan, Zahir recalled, was to identify cases and rush to immunize that person’s close contacts before the virus could spread. See DEFEATING, A6
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One person died and two others were injured in an incident at New Gold’s New Afton mine early Tuesday morning (Feb. 2). The company said the death and injuries occurred during an underground mudslide at the copper and gold mine 10 kilometres west of Kamloops at about 1:40 a.m. “Two New Gold employees received non-life threatening injuries and received medical care, while one contract driller is presumed to be deceased,” New Gold said in a statement, noting names of those involved in the incident will not be released until next of
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tors who were to work on the eradication project in Pakistan. In Lahore, Zahir was put in charge of a lab at the PMRC. His main focus was determining why some severe cases of smallpox developed bloodfilled blisters rather than pusfilled ones. “That’s a terrible sight, when you’re head to toe with pustules filled with blood,” Zahir said. He found the answer studying blood samples of smallpox patients, determining that the virus interfered with the blood clotting process, causing a person to bleed into the blisters — findings which he published. “Part of eradication is to understand the disease,” he said. Zahir — who had returned to his home country in part to be close to his aging parents, who lived in Lahore — wanted to stay longer, but after a year, the University of Maryland offered him a job as a full-time faculty
member at the Baltimore uni“It was an incredible experiversity. ence,” Zahir said. He and his wife, Maureen, On May 8, 1980, the 33rd spent four years in the U.S. city World Health Assembly offibefore Zahir desired a change cially declared the world free of of pace, wanting to work as a smallpox. pathologist in a community The eradication of the hospital. disease gives Zahir hope the The plan was to move to efforts to rid the world of the B.C., with which Maureen was COVID-19 pandemic today will familiar, having worked there be successful — some 40 years previously as a nurse. after smallpox was wiped put. However, Zahir said, the That effort is considered LUXURY LIVING AT province wasn’t granting licenc- the greatest achievement in es to non-Canadian specialinternational public health, ists at the time. Such licences according to the U.S. Centres were being granted in New for Disease Control. Brunswick, so the Zahirs spent Smallpox had been around two years in the Maritimes for centuries and, by the midinapplied downtown kamLoops before Max for a job in 20th century, had been eradiKamloops. cated in North America and He spent more than 20 years Europe. as a pathologist at Royal Inland Caused by the variola virus, Hospital before retiring in 2003. smallpox killed about three of Though he’s had a lengthy every 10 people who caught the career, that year fighting the disease. last significant epidemic Many survivors have permaof smallpox in Pakistan nent scars over large areas of sticks in his mind. their bodies.
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The Interior Health region continues to share nearly one quarter of B.C.’s active COVID-19 cases, with Kamloops seeing a record number of recent infections. Exposures and outbreaks continue to emerge and develop cases in and around the city. At the forefront is the outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital, where 81 cases have been reported, affecting 30 patients and 51 staff, with one related patient death. The outbreak affects two units at the hospital, 6 South, a surgical ward, and the hospital’s COVID-19 ward. Interior Health says the hospital remains safe to attend and asked patients to continue with any scheduled procedures. Other outbreaks include one at the long-term care home Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre, which reported its first new case in more than a week on Monday, with one additional staff member affected. The outbreak has produced 24 cases, including 16 residents and eight staff. Two deaths have been linked to the outbreak and Kamloops This Week learned of a third death at the facility late last week.
A new outbreak in the city was also reported on Monday, at the Westsyde Care Residences, a group home with 21 publicly funded beds that offers care for those with brain or spinal cord injuries and cognitive, mental or physical impairments. Nine residents and three staff have contracted COVID-19 there. School exposures continue to be reported by Interior Health. There are currently eight notices of exposures, all occurring in late January. They include Marion Schilling elementary (Jan. 21), Sa-Hali secondary (Jan. 19 to Jan. 28), Valleyview secondary (Jan. 20), Summit elementary (Jan. 19 to Jan. 21), Beattie elementary (Jan. 21 and Jan. 22), NorKam secondary (Jan. 20 to Jan. 22), Aberdeen elementary (Jan. 22), Westsyde secondary (Jan. 27 and Jan. 28) and St. Ann’s Academy (Jan. 27 to Jan. 29). The exposures at Sa-Hali secondary have resulted in 12 cases of COVID-19, including nine students and three staff. Hundreds more — 200 students and 18 staff — have been directed to self-isolate by Interior Health. Exposures in businesses have also continued, including two at McDonald’s locations in Kamloops. On Monday, the company
reported confirmed cases at Fortune Drive location, where the affected employee last worked on Jan. 28, and at its Victoria Street location, where the employee last worked Jan. 31. While updated data from the BCCDC was expected late Tuesday afternoon, after KTW’s press deadline, the most recent figures show the number of infections is at an all-time high. From Jan. 17 to Jan. 23, the Kamloops local health area saw 124 new infections. That data does not include many, if any, of the infections stemming from the Royal Inland Hospital outbreak, which was first reported by the health authority on Jan. 22. The Kamloops local health area encompasses an area of 16,500 square kilometres, including Kamloops, Little Fort, Barriere, Sun Peaks, Chase, Westwold, Adams Lake, Anglemont, Savona and Logan Lake. In all of 2020, there were 346 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Kamloops local health area. This year, there have already been at least 283 cases. Of the 21 deaths reported by the province on Monday, six were in Interior Health: two at long-term care homes in Vernon, one at a care home in West Kelowna and three in community/hospital.
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ICBC CAN STAND TO USE COMPETITION Drivers in B.C. no doubt welcomed news yesterday that ICBC rebates are coming this spring — better later than never. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in far fewer vehicles on the road and, as a result, fewer crashes. The bottom line is that the government auto insurance monopoly, long an abyss of red ink, is now sitting on $410 million of net revenue. So, as has been the case in other jurisdictions, those who pay for insurance are being handed back some of their money. On average, drivers insured under ICBC will receive cheques for $190 in March. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada that is almost $100 less than what drivers under insurance programs in other provinces have already received. In addition to the on-time rebate cheques, the provincial government said the arrival of a no-fault insurance model this spring will see most drivers enjoy a reduction in rates — about 20 per cent, or an average of $400 a year. While savings are always welcome, the underlying problem of no competition on basic auto insurance remains, something that was highlighted yet again by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Yes, it is difficult to determine whether basic insurance is more or less expensive in other provinces as calculations yield wildly tudents need to learn to different numbers, depending on driver age, experience, crash make career plans in an history, etc. ever-changing world. However, if, as claimed by successive provincial governments of Today’s career educadiffering political stripes, ICBC is an overall cheaper option, then tion curriculum asks stuintroducing more expensive private alternatives should prove as dents to consider who they want to much and secure ICBC’s status going forward, should it not? be in the world, not simply what they want to be. This is an important distinction. Robert W. Doull Career education in School President District 73 looks significantly differAberdeen Publishing Inc. ent now than it did when the average EDITORIAL DIGITAL DESIGNERS ADVERTISING parent graduated from high school. Publisher: Jackson Vander Wal Sales manager: Students now have thousands of Robert W. Doull Kazi Ahmed Ray Jolicoeur options for work and education folEditor: Digital sales manager: lowing secondary school. WorkBC Christopher Foulds FRONT OFFICE Chris Wilson Newsroom staff: Front office staff: notes that 78 per cent of future work Dave Eagles Lorraine Dickinson requires some post-secondary eduMarty Hastings Angela Wilson PRODUCTION cation. Whether this is in a trades Jessica Wallace Marilyn Emery Manager: and technology school, college or Sean Brady Rosalynn Bartella Lee Malbeuf university, students begin exploring Michael Potestio Production staff: CIRCULATION Fernanda Fisher their career paths through their high SALES STAFF: Manager: Mike Eng school years and will be well on their Linda Skelly Anne-Marie John Dayana Rescigno way at graduation to defining their Jodi Lawrence Circulation staff: Moneca Jantzen career options. Liz Spivey Serena Platzer Bronwyn Lourens With so many options for students, parents are now a vital guide in their children’s lives, so SD73 has a CONTACT US whole team of staff that can help. Switchboard 250-374-7467 Our secondary school-based Classifieds 250-371-4949 career education leads provide Classifieds Fax 250-374-1033 expertise to career education teachClassifieds@Kamloopsthisweek.com ers, as well as a network to support Circulation 250-374-0462 All material contained in this publication is participation in career and transition protected by copyright. Reproduction is events for students. expressly prohibited by the rightsholder. Career education programming We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. provides knowledge and understandNous reconaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada. ing, while trades and transitions Follow us online at kamthisweek programming provides experiential kamloopsthisweek.com kamloopsthisweek opportunities.
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Students can explore a variety of pathways, including post-secondary through the TRUStart program, university preparation through the International Baccalaureate program, hands-on experience through the NorKam Trades and Technology Centre or exploration of the world of digital animation through the DATA program. I have firsthand experience in one of these excellent career path options offered by SD73 as my son is starting the construction trades sampler at NorKam senior secondary. Sampler courses in construction, mechanical and industrial trades provide students with tangible skills related to daily work in each of the four trades they study within their focus area, as well as developing their understanding of the professionalism of a tradesperson.
The program instills safe workplace practices, student skill development and encourages design, planning, production and evaluation of various techniques and projects. The provincial curriculum now focuses on developing an educated citizen. The educated citizen should be able to learn and think critically and be able to communicate information from a broad-knowledge base while being motivated, thinking positively and having the confidence to make decisions independently. From kindergarten through Grade 12, students acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to thrive and shape their world. Career development at all grade levels is designed to prepare students in obtaining their career and occupational objectives. So, as educating our students is ever changing, so must our discussions from the parent/guardian perspective. Our website has up-to-date details. Visit our district website at sd73.bc.ca and/or educationplannerbc.ca for more information and to register for upcoming sessions of Parents as Career Coaches. Cara McKelvey is an SD73 trustee. SD73 columns appear monthly in the print edition of KTW and online at kamloopsthisweek.com. McKelvey’s email address is email@example.com. To comment on this column, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WORSHIPPERS NEED POOR VACCINATION JOB SO FAR SPIRITUAL FOOD Editor: Re: KTW’s editorial of Jan. 13 (‘Health trumps right to worship’) and the same date’s Faith column by John Eggers (‘The angel said unto her, ‘Fear not, Mary’): In the editorial, the statement is made that “gatherings in churches are known to create a real risk of the spread of COVID-19.” I respectfully ask for verification of specific incidences of the transmission of the novel coronavirus in church settings. The editorial further notes that “today’s technology allows the faith community to worship together.” For Christian denominations, in which the Holy Communion is sacramental and in which the personal receipt of the consecrated elements is a spiritual necessity, today’s technology cannot, in any way, take the place of physically being present.
In the Faith column, we are also encouraged by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms’ plan to cite the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, through a court challenge, in defence of worshippers regaining their ability to attend services in person. We pray this challenge will be successful so those of us who need (not want) our spiritual food will once again be able to satisfy our hunger and go forth in grace and peace, extending these also to those around us. Anne Delage Kamloops Editor’s note: In December, Fraser Health president and CEO Dr. Victoria Lee told Global News: “It is false that transmission has not occurred in places of worship. In fact, we have seen COVID-19 clusters or cases in temples, churches, and prayer gatherings.”
Editor: We are quite literally at the mercy of our governmental leaders. I take little pleasure in agreeing with the opposition, which opposes government policy simply on political principle. But it is abundantly clear that our federal government has not done a good job, or even an adequate one, when it comes to COVID- 19 vaccine
procurement. The chaotic mess of a country to our south, with no national health plan, has managed to vaccinate 30-million citizens in the midst of a change of government and civil upheaval. Meanwhile, here in the country where Tommy Douglas engendered pride in our medical system, we have fewer than one-million citizens vac-
FINES ARE NOT ENOUGH FOR THIS PAIR Editor: Canadians do not tolerate cheaters, especially well-to-do ones. It was not enough to issue $1,150 fines to former Great Canadian Casino CEO Rod Baker
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Editor: We would like to thank Dr. Dehaeck for personal phone calls to us. Bob was having a pacemaker put in two days after the COVID-19 outbreak was announced in Royal Inland Hospital. Dr. Dehaeck called the night before to
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In the wake of new federal travel restrictions affecting flights and requiring additional quarantine time, some in the travel industry in Kamloops are expecting minimal impact. The federal government’s new measures are intended to stop the flow of COVID-19 and its variants into Canada and include stopping flights to Mexico and the Caribbean and stricter quarantine requirements for all arriving in Canada. Kamloops Airport manager Ed Ratuski said he was communicating with WestJet to determine if any existing reservations or bookings had been affected, but he expects the impact to be minimal.
“Travellers out of Kamloops are already essential travellers only,” Ratuski said. “It’s directed at leisure travellers travelling to sun destinations and that had pretty much ceased here already.” Ratuski said WestJet travellers concerned they may be impacted can contact the airline at 1-888-937-8538. Normal international travel during this time of year would typically include business travellers and tourism-related trips, such as people from the U.S. and Australia headed to Sun Peaks. “There’s really none of that traffic right now,” Ratuski said. Tourism Sun Peaks president and CEO Arlene Schieven said 95 per cent of visitors now are from B.C. Typically, that number is just less than 50 per cent.
“And, obviously, we have far fewer visitors this year than we would normally have,” she said. The new measures include a requirement that all people arriving in Canada self-isolate in a government-specified hotel for at least three days, with the cost of the COVID-19 test and accommodations — estimated at $2,000 for three days — paid for by the traveller. Dr. Carol Fenton, the Kamloops-based Interior Health medical health officer, welcomed the new measures, saying on Twitter, “Better. But I still worry that people will not adhere to the quarantine if their test is negative. Quarantine is still necessary because they could still be incubating.” “But also, why is this only happening now?” she added.
Outbreak declared at Westsyde group home An outbreak has been declared at a Kamloops group home in Westsyde. There have been 12 cases of COVID-19 at Westsyde Care Residences.
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Some Royal Inland Hospital staff are frightened, frustrated and exhausted amidst a COVID-19 outbreak linked to two hospital wards — and Interior Health is working to provide support. As of Monday, the outbreak had resulted in 81 cases, the majority of which (about twothirds) included staff, at 51 cases. BC Nurses Union president Christine Sorensen spoke to KTW about the issue. “It is concerning for the nurses because so many of them have been exposed and infected, many of them are waiting to find out if they will test positive for COVID and, of course, they are greatly concerned about whether they have brought this virus home to their family or out into the community,” Sorensen said. KTW spoke to two hospital staff and agreed to source anonymity. One nurse was among healthcare workers tested for the virus due to the outbreak. “It’s kind of part of the job, but, at the same time, it’s scary,” the nurse said. The nurse who spoke with KTW was asymptomatic and kept working, awaiting test results, later learning the test was negative. Unlike the general public — told to isolate while awaiting COVID-19 test results — asymptomatic nurses are directed to keep working with personal protective equipment until they show symptoms or learn of
a positive test result. Interior Health vice-president of pandemic response Karen Bloemink said the directive comes from the medical health officer, noting procedures were expanded at the hospital to include asymptomatic testing as an additional precaution as a result of the outbreak. Bloemink said lab capacity at the hospital is “very good right now” and average test turnaround time is 14 hours. Symptomatic nurses are not required to work while awaiting test results, she said. Another hospital staff member, however, questioned the approach to have asymptomatic nurses continue working while awaiting test results, calling it “frustrating.” The staffer said they worked with someone awaiting results, who was later determined to be positive. The BC Centre for Disease Control states the virus can be spread from a person with COVID-19 who hasn’t developed symptoms or from someone who never develops symptoms. In addition, when a Norwalk virus outbreak occurred at Royal Inland Hospital in the past, the staff member said the ward was closed and staff were not allowed to pick up shifts on other wards to reduce risk of spread. “We are all very confused and feeling like nobody cares about our well-being,” the staff member said. Meanwhile, Sorensen noted burnout amongst staff. The staff member told KTW the
hospital was short-staffed prior to the pandemic and workloads have increased due to isolation requirements and personal protective equipment conservation efforts. Bloemink said staffing levels are monitored daily and augmented as needed. She said Interior Health can bring staff in from hopsitals in other areas, but noted the hospital has so far had “minimal need,” with a couple of staff members thus far coming from Kelowna. The staff member who spoke to KTW, however, said hospital staff have been redeployed to fill vacancies. The staffer said moving departments adds stress on staff and lowers morale. “It’s horrible,” the staff member said of morale, noting tears amongst staff of late. “Everyone’s exhausted.” Bloemink acknowledged feelings of fatigue amongst healthcare workers and expressed gratitude, saying supports are available. She said Interior Health is doing everything it can to keep both patients and staff safe during “unprecedented times.” “For Royal Inland Hospital, in particular, there has been opportunities and special sessions set up to communicate those supports and check in with staff,” she said. Meanwhile, Bloemink said it is “crucial” for people to pay attention to public health guidance in order to minimize impact on hospitals and other health-care facilities. In addition to the hospital outbreak, Kamloops currently has two outbreaks in care homes.
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The trial of one of two Kamloops man charged in connection with a 2019 gangland slaying in Brocklehurst is about to get underway in B.C. Supreme Court. Hugh McIntosh, 52, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder, counts stemming from an incident in January 2019 that left one man dead and a woman with gunshot wounds to the face. Jury selection for the trial is expected to be finalized on Tuesday evening. This will be the first jury trial in Kamloops since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with Plexiglass dividers having been added between the seats in the jury box. The trial is set to begin on Wednesday with opening statements and will continue Thursday with witnesses. The Crown plans to call dozens of people to the stand
Recreational properties around Kamloops are getting scooped up quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new Sun Peaks development recently sold out in one weekend and Shuswap property prices are on the rise, as a result of demand. “This whole pandemic has forced people to really look in their HUGH MCINTOSH own backyard,” said A&T Project Developments vice-president of sales over the course of the next four and marketing Gary Reed. weeks. Reed said a 40-unit ski-in, ski-out Gordie Braaten is also charged in connection with the shooting. townhouse development valued at $27 million and planned for conHe is being tried in a separate jury trial set to take place follow- struction this spring near the Orient Chairlift at Sun Peaks sold out during ing the McIntosh trial. its opening weekend of sales this Emergency crews were month. called to a residence in the Reed said the company knew 1900-block of Tranquille Road in Brocklehurst on Feb. 15, 2019, there was interest in this type of for a report of a shooting that left home, based on feedback for a previously planned apartment-style one person dead and another wounded. development. Feedback had suggestMcIntosh was arrested on ed direct access and garages for ski Feb. 25, 2019, in Langley. storage was preferable. The develop-
ment, dubbed Altitude, was the right product — however, it also benefited from the right timing. Reed noted the pandemic has resulted in increased demand for recreational property. People who usually travel to warmer climes have been required to stay home in a bid to curb spread of the novel coronavirus. Reed said they have been looking for safe and fun environments to enjoy the outdoors. In addition, people have also shifted to working from home, meaning people working in the Lower Mainland can now work from a cabin at Sun Peaks. Reed said about 40 per cent of the project was sold to people in the Lower Mainland and the rest of Canada. International sales, which could usually account for a quarter of sales in any given Sun Peaks development, was minimal, Reed said, with advisories against international travel. Meanwhile, Ken Redekop — a realtor known as “Mr. Shuswap” — said he has seen an increase in demand for property at the Shuswap. Redekop said that in recent years the
lakeside properties have been slowmoving, level or steadily increasing. However, 2020 brought a 10 per cent property value increase in six months, due to demand and limited availability. A $1-million property in May was worth $1.1-million in September. Redekop attributes that increase in property values to the pandemic and more people working from home. “They figured, ‘Hey, if we don’t have to go into the office, why don’t we go to the Shuswap, where the sun shines and it’s like a recreational mecca,” Redekop said. “That’s what happened, that was the biggest driver of our increase.” Between 2005 and 2007, Redekop said the Shuswap market moved rapidly — between 10 and 15 per cent a year — but then crashed, with 30 per cent of the market lost between 2008 and 2010, as a result of an economic crisis. Through 2015, he said the market was flat before rising in recent years about five per cent year over year until oil prices crashed, resulting in less demand from Alberta buyers.
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A Kamloops councillor has been hired as the new executive director of A Way Home Kamloops, the organization that works to eliminate homelessness among youth in the city. Sadie Hunter has been appointed to the position that was left vacant following the sudden death on Dec. 4, 2020, of Katherine McParland, who founded the organization.
In a statement, the A Way Home board said the organization conducted an extensive search for an executive director who would be able to expand the work of the agency and carry forward the vision of McParland, that all youth in Kamloops have a safe place to call home and the supports to maintain wellness. The board said Hunter, with degrees in journalism and science and a diverse professional and personal background, brings valuable perspective to the society.
“She has experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit world, including operating her own communications business,” the board said in its release. “The variety of skills and talents Sadie brings to the society include communication, fundraising, risk management and values-based leadership.” “I’m grateful for this opportunity and look forward to honouring Katherine’s legacy by carrying on with her incredibly important work advocating for and supporting vulnerable youth,”
Hunter said. “My near-term focus is on supporting staff, youth and the A Way Home Kamloops community, and providing them with stability, certainty and continuity.” A Way Home Kamloops can trace its roots back to 2012, when Kamloops was named as one of two communities to be part of pilot projects to develop a youth homelessness action plan in a national initiative. Kamloops was also the first community in B.C. to develop a youth homelessness action plan.
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Bill Bilton said licensed cannabis growers are allowed a one-time declaration to pull strains from the black market. After that, he said, new strains must come from other licensed producers. Canada’s cannabis regulations shows the declaration can be made, via section 10(2) of the Cannabis Regulations. “It’s a very valuable tool,” Bilton said. Bilton said licensed producers that rushed to market amid legalization in 2017 missed opportunity to legitimize cannabis genetics, bringing on board perhaps only a handful of strains with medium THC levels. Bilton said Dunesberry Farm spent two years building a genetics bank, with 275 strains, including high terpene and THC levels. Bilton said contacts were made at the Lift and Co. Expo, a three-day cannabis event held in Vancouver before the pandemic. “We made a ton of contacts there and, through those channels, and the internet, we were able to secure our genetics,” he said. “But we’ve also known and met some people from the legacy market and, so, obviously those folks had plants and genetics. We were able to bring those in and declare them. To that point, we’ve had people say, ‘Look, I’m done with the illegal market, I’m jumping to the legal side.’” Bilton said marketing in the cannabis industry is difficult, due to packaging restrictions, and time invested into obtaining strains gives the Kamloops farm a competitive edge. Bilton said the farm will grow its seed bank, with an eye on cannabis legalization elsewhere in the world. In addition, Dunesberry Farms will grow plants. The farm received in 2020 a standard cultivation license, which allows cultivation and selling of seeds, but also outdoor growing and sales of plants and dried flower. The farm also has a 14,400-square-foot processing facility with drying rooms. Dunesberry Farms is expected to yield 5,000 kilograms of cannabis in the first
year and double that in the second year and thereafter. The farm’s first crop will be planted outdoors in mid-May and Bilton expects that product will hit shelves in stores in British Columbia in June. Bilton touted Kamloops climate as ideal for growing pot, due to its dry, long and warm summers, sunshine, elevation, soil and fresh river water. Bilton said the past couple of years was also spent growing test plants in backyards in Brocklehurst. Cannabis regulations allow four personal plants and Bilton leaned on friends. The company now has a list of about 50 seeds, including legacy strains, that will grow well in Kamloops and it plans to focus on high-THC plants. Bilton is excited to be nearing the first grow, due to the rigorous process undertaken for licensing via stringent new Health Canada regulations that required the farm facility to be built and everything completed before application. The application then included video of the facility, extensive background checks and completion of an application some 300 pages in length. Even after approval, regular reports to and visits by Health Canada continue. “It’s the fruits of your labour and everything coming together, finally,” Bilton said. The company currently employs seven people and is expected to grow to around 20 staff, during growing season. The private entity is funded by an investment group of 28 investors mostly from the Kamloops area and including current employees. The cannabis industry was abuzz amid legalization, though profitability was later questioned. Bilton said pot stocks went up and dropped due to high production costs of indoor growers and excess supply, resulting from the slow rollout of cannabis stores across the country. Stores have since increased, he said, and outdoor growing costs a fraction of indoor growing.
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Human remains found almost 49 years ago have now been identified as a Kamloops man who went missing in the late 1960s, thanks to DNA profiling that didn’t exist at the time. The BC RCMP and BC Coroners Service announced the discovery in a press release issued on Thursday (Jan. 28), but did not disclose the man’s identity, noting the family wishes to maintain its anonymity. The Kamloops man was last seen in Coquitlam, B.C., nearly 54 years ago on May 27, 1967. His family reported the disappearance to Kamloops RCMP at the time, leading to an investigation that remained open for decades. The man was 41 years old, when he disappeared. According to police, his then unidentified remains
were found five years later on Aug. 20, 1972, along a beach on Saturna Island, which is part of a chain of islands in the Georgia Strait off Vancouver Island. Despite an autopsy, those remains went unidentified and were buried on nearby Salt Spring Island until the BC Coroners Service exhumed them for examination in September of 2020 — part of a project team tasked with resolving cold-cases through new DNA analysis with unidentified human remains. “After a lengthy scientific process performed at a British Columbia laboratory, complicated by the degradation of the remains, a DNA profile of the deceased was finally obtained,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP, said in the release. As a result of comparing the DNA profile with that
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of the missing Kamloops person’s daughter, which was obtained during a file review back in 2014, the man’s identity was revealed. “Through scientific advancements in identification processes, we are now able to solve such historic cases. In this instance, we were able to piece together the puzzle that had been challenging us on Salt Spring Island since in 1972,” O’Donaghey said. O’Donaghey told KTW investigators don’t believe any criminality was involved in the man’s death. The BC RCMP extended its condolences to the man’s family, which extended this message: “Thank you from the family to all RCMP members, the coroners and the team involved in dedicating their time and efforts to bring this missing persons case to a close.”
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were known to each other and the circumstances surrounding the incident may have involved criminality. The female driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was arrested. The area of Third Avenue and Nicola Street was still temporarily closed as of 1 p.m. while police investigated. Anyone who witnessed the incident and who has not yet spoken with police is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 20213551.
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When? Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:30 PM The Board of Directors of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing at the Sandman Centre in the Valley First Lounge at 300 Lorne St, Kamloops, BC, to consider proposed Bylaws 2728 and 2729. What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2728, 2020? It amends Zoning Bylaw 2400 on a site-specific basis for ≈1.5 hectares of Crown land (that tract of Crown land adjacent to District Lot 4948, Lillooet District) in Jesmond as shown on the map below, to enable full service guest ranch and resort use similarly to the rezoning approved in 2001 for District Lot 4978, to the south. The subdivision of 1.5 ha of Crown land and consolidation with District Lot 4948 will secure all full service guest ranch and resort buildings on one parcel.
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What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2714, 2020?What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2729, 2020? It amends It amends Zoning Zoning Bylaw Bylaw 24002400 by by rezoning a portion of the Property located at 1420 rezoning 4.5Abbey ha of aRoad 7.96inha parcel along Cherry Creek (legally described as Lot A, Section 3, Township 20, Highway 97C, as shown shaded on Range 19, W6M, KDYD, Plan 34377), as shown on the map below, from MH-1: Manuadjacent map, from RL-1: Rural to MH-1: factured Home Park to RVP-1: Recreational Vehicle Park One. The rezoning applicaManufactured Home Park. If passed, it tion is to enable a 12 site will enable redevelopment of RVapark. It also amends the RVP-1 zone on a site-specific basis to allow RV storage, limited to a maximum of 30 RVs, in the RVP zoned area. manufactured home park for ~60 MH spaces AND by rezoning the remaining more doses from each vial 3.46 ha northern portion to SH-1: Small it receives, with shipments Holding zone, to ensure minimum parcel based on doses. area is met for the remainder. Legal: Lot A, Section 7, District Lot 377, Township 21, Range 24, W6M, KDY
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Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod is calling for increased transparency around vaccine supply in Canada. “Bottom line, we are in a difficult position,” she told KTW, noting export controls proposed in the European Union that could require vaccinations produced in that union to stay within domestic borders. McLeod said an emergency debate was held in the house of commons earlier this week on vaccine procurement and delivery in Canada. She told KTW that, while other countries are ramping up vaccination campaigns, Canada is getting no vaccines this week and fewer doses in the next few weeks. McLeod pointed to Israeli president Reuven Rivlin in regular talks with Pfizer-BioNTech early in the pandemic and a quarter of that country’s population already vaccinated,
as well as the United Kingdom, which ramped up domestic vaccine production. McLeod criticized the Canadian government for focussing too much on a deal with China early on. She said Canadian experts approached the government and were “poorly supported or ignored.” “It was the most important thing our government should have been doing in the summer,” McLeod said. “Meanwhile, we were prorogued and they were focused on the We scandal. Were they side-tracked, in terms of the most important thing they should have been focussed on?” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen assured him new export requirements on COVID-19 vaccines won’t affect shipments of Canada’s vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Trudeau also said he has been assured by PfizerBioNTech doses would be coming, though the company asked Canada to take
21950, except Plan 36130 Trudeau has maintained he is confident theis Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. What September vaccination 2715, 2020? schedule remains feasible. It amends Zoning Bylaw 2400 by rezoning McLeod, however, said property at 3222 & 3224 Cahilty Place in Whitecroft, as shown shaded on that with other countries adjacent map, from CR-1: Country ramping up vaccinations, Residential to a new WR-1: Whitecroft that fall timeline, even if Residential zone. If passed, it will met, is not soon enough. enable qualifying Whitecroft property McLeod said a successful owners to wind down building stratas and vaccination program is Alltwo persons who believe subdivide into fee simple parcels.that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed the most important thing Bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. the government can do to They may make written submissions on the matter of Bylaws 2728 and 2729 (via the Allfrom persons who believe thatwhich their must interest prevent more people options below) be received at our office prior to 911,a.m. on the day Legal: Strata Lots A & B, Section Township 22,16th Range 15, of W6M, KDYD, in property February, may be2021. affected the submissions K127, together an interest induring the common property in proportion to the u dying from the disease While by written arewith encouraged this time, anyone proposed Bylaws shall be afforded a entitlement of the strata lot as shown on Form 1 and also for economic wishing to present at the hearing must contact Planning Services ahead of the hearing reasonable opportunity to be heard at the recovery. to arrange virtual access. The entire content of all submissions will be made public Public Hearing. Additionally, they may make written submissions on the matter of Bylaws 2714 and 2715 ( th “Again, let’s be open, andwhich form must a partbe of received the publicatrecord for this options below) our office priormatter. to 9:00 a.m. on the 16 day of June, 2020. While let’s be transparent,” she submissions are encouraged during this time, anyone wishing to attend the public hearing in person to spe said. “If there’s going How do I getServices more information? dotoso. Contact Planning before the Hearing to arrange video or telephone access to the Hearin Copies of the proposed and all supporting berecord inspected from be challenges, what’s the content entire of all submissions will Bylaws be made public and form ainformation part of the can public for this matter. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except statutory holidays) at our office, from backup plan? Where is our Howare do I get more information? January 19, 2021 until 1:30 p.m. the day of the Hearing. You may also contact us via backup plan and what Copies of the proposed Bylawsbelow and all viewing from June 1, 2020 any of the options forsupporting additional documents information are or toavailable receive aforcopy electronically. we going to do?” p.m. the day of the Hearing by contacting Planning Services to book a time for a viewing appointment. The house resumed this week. McLeod said For info & submissions For info & submissions the KeyStone XL pipeline Mail Phone Email Fax Website permit cancellation, amid the new Joe Biden administration in the United States, was also up for #300-465 Victoria Victoria StSt (250) 377-8673 email@example.com (250) 372-5048 www.tnrd.ca #300-465 (250) 377-8673 (250) 372-5048 www.tnrd.ca firstname.lastname@example.org Kamloops, BC (877) 377-8673 debate, as well as an ecoKamloops, BC 11(877) 377-8673 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org V2C 2A9 2A9 V2C nomic fiscal update.
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A trio of city councillors has once again joined forces to present a notice of motion, this time with recommendations to tackle ongoing social issues in Kamloops. The notice of motion from councillors Dale Bass, Kathy Sinclair and Sadie Hunter, which will be debated at a future meeting, requests, among other things, that the city determines how to conduct an in-depth study of the city’s social issues, roots and reasons why some individuals may not access available services. Bass told KTW mental health and addiction are often cited as reasons why people are on the streets in Kamloops. Poverty, she said, is another reason. Questions include how many people are on the street as a result of a lack of affordable housing? “We don’t know,” Bass said. “The three of us would just like more information.”
In addition, the notice of motion calls on the city to study feasibility of building a day lodge in a core area of the city, where people can be directed by community services and Kamloops RCMP officers, and to study the feasibility of increasing storage space and hours of access at the storage facility, at 48 West Victoria St., or at another location. Bass said when people are on the streets and asked to move along, they need a place to go. She suggested it would be possible to add space onto the storage facility downtown, which would give people a place to go during the day, similar to a dropin centre in North Kamloops. She said some do not want to attend The Mustard Seed. “What we do now is oust them out of their riverside camps, then they’ve got to go somewhere and the business people want them gone, so they call bylaws. Bylaws says, ‘You’ve got to go somewhere.’ So, where do they go?” Bass asked.
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Two other components to the motion include collecting information on what all city departments are doing to help, so those details can be passed onto the public. In addition, the councillors want the motion to be forwarded to the Union of BC Municipalities to lobby the provincial government for funding to support cities on social issues. Bass, Sinclair and Hunter previously put forward a motion calling for the city to put its weight behind an advocacy idea related to the opioid crisis. Since that motion passed, Bass said, other communities have also passed the motion. Asked if the three councillors are now working as a coalition, Bass said the trio of women working together builds on a previous movement by former councillors to encourage women to run in the election. Now, Bass said, the women are showing other women what can be done on council. The motion will be discussed on Feb. 9.
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munity and protective services director, Byron McCorkell, said in a press release. Robinson was formerly assistant fire chief and has worked in a leadership capacity with KFR since 2016. Robinson’s firefighting background dates back to the 1990s in Surrey. Working in fire prevention in the Lower Mainland, Robinson is credited with helping to create a HomeSafe program to protect homes via smoke alarms. The program has since been adopted across the country, including in Kamloops.
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The executive director of Kamloops Symphony Orchestra crossed the finish line of a five-month run last Saturday, covering every street in town to raise money to offset economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daniel Mills, who took the reins of KSO in June of 2019, completed the endeavour with a marathon 42.2-kilometre run of downtown streets, fittingly finishing at Sagebrush Theatre — cheered on by a few supporters along the way. “It was a bit surreal,” Mills said of completing the journey to which he has devoted about four days a week since last August. The fundraiser brought in $22,000 and counting for the KSO to ensure it can continue operating. In total, Mills completed 83 runs over the course of 72 days, covering 939 kilometres along about 650 kilometres
of individual roads. On average, he covered 60 kilometres per day, running in everything from 25 C heat to -10 C cold, including through snow. “I didn’t get any rain. I somehow managed to avoid that,” Mills said. “I think I lucked out with the relatively mild weather we’ve had.” Mills, who is an amateur endurance runner, began his months-long trek on Aug. 14, starting at Westsyde secondary — a special spot as it was the site of the first KSO rehearsal in 1976. Through careful planning using municipal map data, Mills segmented his route,and systematically chipped away at the Tournament Capital, beginning with hillier areas such as Aberdeen and Sahali, and saving the flats of the North Shore for last. In all, he ran from as far north as of the end of Westsyde Road, to the end of Tranquille Road past Tranquille Farms to the west, Campbell Creek Road to the east and as far south as Rose
Hill Road — his most difficult stretch. “Some runs were quite simple, especially when it’s flat, and then other ones had huge amounts of elevation, which is more challenging and very slow-going — and there would always be hills in places you didn’t quite expect them,” Mills said with a laugh. Mills got the idea to complete this run/fundraiser last spring, when COVID-19 cancelled runs, such as Boogie the Bridge, in which he had planned to participate. A friend in Montreal was doing a similar run to raise funds, and Mills, knowing the pandemic was posing financial challenges on KSO, reached out to him for advice about doing a run. As a bonus for Mills, who came to Kamloops from Calgary, the project was a good way for him to explore his new home and get to know the city. Money raised will help hire musicians and support the remaining digital programming of the season.
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An apartment building on Carson Crescent in North Kamloops was decorated in the fall for Halloween. It was the first time the building, which dates back to the 1970s, had been dressed up for a holiday in recent memory and is a sign that investment in one building can spark positive impacts to a surrounding neighbourhood. “We’re trying to make it a better neighbourhood,” caretaker Bridget Dormoriz said, noting she decorated the front of the building and two young tenants dressed up to hand out candy at the front of the building. “It’s the little things, but the little things make a big difference.” Husband and wife Albert and Christine Pereira purchased the 22-unit apartment building, located at 190 and 200 Carson Cres. at the end of the block, for less than $2 million in 2017 and have since invested nearly $300,000 to fix it up. When the Pereiras purchased the Carson Crescent building, it needed work. The building had been rented out for some time by a property management company. Bathrooms were a halfcentury old. Decks had rot. Hallways needed paint, drywall needed repairs and the building smelled. Christine said it can be costly to make improvements — but the couple got to work immediately. Within six weeks of purchasing the building, the Pereiras purchased windows to retrofit every unit in the building.
Resident caretaker Bridget Dromoriz (left) and Christine Pereira at the 22-unit apartment building, located at 190 and 200 Carson Cres. at the end of the block. Christine and Albert Pereira have invested nearly $300,000 to fix up the property.
Christine said doubleglazed windows not only improve dwelling heating, but also increase security. Security was also the reason the front doors were reinforced and cameras were installed. Tenants have appreciated all of the work being done, Christine said, recalling the reaction from one tenant upon replacing his bathroom. “He hugged me,” she said. “He’d been here a long time. He’d been here eight years.” The Pereiras have experience in managing and owning rental property. They previously owned 15 single-family and duplex rental units in Kamloops, but sold them in favour of keeping tenants under one roof via an apartment building. In addition to the building on Carson Crescent, the couple owns another apartment building in Revelstoke. Handy by nature and a trained mechanic, Christine does plenty of work herself, but can rattle off the names of tradespeople and contractors thanks to her years of experience.
Dormoriz lives in the building and was hired to clean and help care for the building. “She’s a great boss,” Dormoriz said. “Why? Because she really cares about her tenants.” Christine said the reason for fixing up the building is to attract working tenants in an area known to be rough. Stolen property had been previously discovered in the building and Christine detailed one situation in which a tenant was involved with nefarious activity behind the building in the middle of the night. She said those living in her private apartment building need a clean, quiet and safe place to live, while those with addiction and other issues need government support. With investment in the building on Carson Crescent, the Pereiras hope to inspire a spinoff effect throughout the neighbourhood. Meanwhile, there are more plans for decorations. “Christmas lights next year,” Christine said. “We need a socket.”
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Paramount reopens to private bookings Art gallery, WCT receive grant funding KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
Western Canada Theatre received $61,000 in gaming grant funds from the province during the pandemic to help transition online. The province has announced 53 nonprofits in British Columbia received $5-million worth of capital project grants in 2020-2021. Western Canada Theatre was the sole project announced for the funds in Kamloops. The province said the money for WCT was to purchase live-streaming and video and audio recording equipment to provide digital performances. Other communities in the region to receive funds included $40,000 to the Conayt Friendship Society in Merritt, $34,000 to the Yellowhead Community Services Society and $220,000 for the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre Association in Williams Lake. The province also announced the Kamloops Art Gallery has received an arts infrastructure grant totalling $4,400. The provincial funds are earmarked for arts organizations to buy equipment and support art programming.
SD73 company donates $10K The School District 73 business company has made its first-ever donation to the Kamloops-Thompson school district’s employee campaign for the United Way, due to heightened need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $10,000 donation to the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo community fund will help support several initiatives that have a direct impact on children and youth in schools, including the Feeding the Future program which sees more than 140 Starfish backpacks go home on weekends to ensure students have food over the weekend.
Private bookings are once again available at the Paramount Theatre. The Kamloops Film Society said Interior Health has allowed it to continue offering private bookings as long as every member of a private booking party is from the same household. Prices range from $150 to $225 for 2.5 hours of theatre time and drinks and snacks. To book and for more information, go online to thekfs.ca. The Paramount is downtown at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue. VIRTUAL VALENTINES Slow No Tempo’s annual singing valentines fundraiser has returned, this time virtually. For $40, the Kamloops barbershop quartet will digitally deliver a recording of either the classic Let Me Call You Sweetheart/Heart of My Heart or the contemporary I Want It That Way to your sweetheart on the big day. This year, proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the BC Wildlife Park to support animal care. To order, go online to kamloopsvalentines.com, call 250-318-2978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Feb. 12.
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NEXT SHOW FOR CHAMBER MUSICIANS OF KAMLOOPS The Chamber Musicians of Kamloops will host their next event on Saturday, Feb. 20. Passions, which features Kamloops musician Dimiter Terziev as a solo pianist, will present works from Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin and others. Showtime of the video performance is 7:30 p.m. and will remain available for viewing until Feb. 27. Tickets are $15, available online at cmk.eventbrite.ca. ART EXPOSED RETURNS The Kamloops Arts Council is once again presenting its Art Exposed Regional Exhibit from March 5 to March 13 at the Old Courthouse, downtown at Seymour Street and First Avenue. The community-centred visual arts exhibit is open to all residents of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. The arts council invites artists to sub-
mit artwork in any medium — 2D or 3D. All submitted works will be displayed at the Old Courthouse for the duration of the exhibit. Applications are open until Feb. 14 and can be found online at kamloopsarts.ca/program/art-exposed. MUSIC LIFE WITH MIKE Mike Miltimore of Lee’s Music has launched a biweekly music and community program that is being aired on TV on the Shaw Cable channel and online on YouTube. Music Life with Mike features performances by local musicians, along with Miltimore chatting with someone from the community. The first episode — which is airing on Shaw Cable and which can be found on YouTube by searching “Music Life with Mike” — features music from the Margit Sky Project and an interview with Kamloops Food Bank executive director Bernadette Siracky. “I miss concerts. I miss live music. I miss people” Miltimore said as he introduced the first episode, noting launching the television and online show is way to reconnect during the pandemic and showcase “cool people” in Kamloops.
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B.C. panel rejects a universal basic income ITS 65 RECOMMENDATIONS PROPOSE A SUBSTANTIAL REDESIGN OF CURRENT SOCIAL PROGRAMS MOIRA WYTON
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It appears to be the end of the road for a universal basic income in British Columbia. A panel appointed by the provincial government in 2018 to examine the idea of a basic income has reported that it would not be the most effective way to improve people’s lives. Instead, the spirit of basic income should underlie “coordinated and substantial” reform of the province’s existing social programs, according to the panel. Targeted basic incomes should replace some social supports like disability and income assistance, as well as support youth leaving care and women fleeing violence, the report concluded. The panel also called for universal extended health benefits for low-income people as part of a recommended overhaul of social services in B.C. “We recommend a broad mixed system that includes some targeted basic income, but also basic services,” said panel chair David Green of the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. The panel also included Jonathan Rhys Kesselman of Simon Fraser University and Lindsay Tedds of the University
of Calgary, supported by consultant and co-author Daniel Perrin. Basic income refers to a set of policies that aim to reduce poverty and improve health and social outcomes by providing income that lifts everyone over 18 at least to the poverty line. Proponents say it gives people the opportunity to decide how to use money to meet their needs, frees them to refuse unsafe work and keeps them from financial disaster if they are laid off or need to stop working. The panel said it appreciated the spirit of basic income, but argued any program “needs to
stand on a base of support to make effective individual autonomy possible.” Its 65 recommendations propose a substantial redesign of current social programs and assistance to bridge gaps and address concerning poverty levels among working-age, single adults. Disability assistance rates should be raised by $500 per month to reach the poverty line and the $300 pandemic top-up — cut by $150 by the current government — should be made permanent, the report recommends. The disability assistance rate for a single person is now about $1,200 a month to cover housing and all other costs. The government should also ease rules that deny support if people have assets and allow people on disability assistance to earn more money without losing benefits. The panel also suggested integrated support for women and children fleeing violence and youth aging out of care, two groups who have specific needs. This would effectively create a basic income for those groups that is responsive to their needs and easier to access, Green said. Green stressed that the pandemic’s challenges are unique and that the proposals aim to respond to pre-existing issues as well. “You need to separate out
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what is going on with the pandemic from what is ongoing and systemic,” he said. “It’s not necessarily that you want to design your system the same way based on the pandemic’s issues ... you have to make sure the rest of the system is there for when people have individual crises.” But one of Canada’s leading scholars on basic income said the recommendations don’t go far enough, particularly as the pandemic revealed big gaps in existing supports. “I don’t disagree with any changes they recommend. I just don’t think they go far enough and I don’t think they’re going to be implemented,” said Evelyn Forget, a professor at the University of Manitoba who has studied basic income for decades. Basic income and support services aren’t mutually exclusive, she said, and current programs don’t deliver much of the autonomy the report praises. “It goes back to the deserving and the undeserving,” Forget said, noting people with disabilities, youth aging out of care and seniors are seen as deserving, while others are not. The report notes single working-age adults, with and without children, are just under onethird of those living in poverty. Forget said its proposals to strengthen labour regulations, expand rental assistance and
extend health benefits don’t necessarily treat those people as deserving of autonomy over their decisions. A basic income, she said, would give them control. “What basic income doesn’t require is a lot of personal oversight and it doesn’t require us to police people’s decisions,” Forget said. The BC Greens, who made a study of basic income a requirement before they would support the NDP’s former minority government, welcomed the report. “The NDP government needs to recognize the urgent need for transformation of our social safety net, including implementation of basic-income style policies outlined in this report and beyond,” the party said in a statement. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Nicholas Simons said in a statement the government would heed the recommendations in preparing this year’s budget, expected in April. Forget has doubts the report reflects the needs and opinions of the people most in need and is concerned none of the most drastic recommendations will be implemented. “Those programs are designed to keep people dependent on the system instead of allowing their autonomy to flourish,” she said.
Chat room monitoring The Canadian Securities Administrators and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada warned Monday they will act if they see manipulative trading as social media platforms like Reddit continue to drive stock market volatility. The regulators released a joint statement on Monday, saying they “will take appropriate regulatory action to protect investors’’ if they identify “abusive or manipulative trading.’’ The regulators said they are monitoring markets in real time with “strong market oversight and surveillance.’’ The statement also said the CSA and
IIROC are in close contact with international regulators, “recognizing that trading and market volatility is not confined by borders.’’ “We caution investors to consider the source of information and advice they are relying on to make investment decisions,’’ the regulators said in the statement. Toronto-listed shares of BlackBerry are still down nearly 18 per cent over the past five days after whipsawing last week. The stock has been popular on Reddit forum Bay Street Bets, the Canadian counterpart to U.S. viral phenomenon Wall Street Bets. — Canadian Press
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ICBC customers to get an average $190 rebate amid $600M in savings due to lower crash rate DRIVERS WHO WERE INSURED BETWEEN APRIL 1 TO SEPT. 30, 2020, SHOULD EXPECT THEIR ONE-TIME CHEQUE IN MARCH. KATIE DEROSA
B.C. drivers will get a onetime COVID rebate averaging $190 from the Insurance Corp. of B.C. as work-from-home habits drive down collisions and drive up revenue for the public auto-insurer. Drivers should expect to get their rebate via a one-time cheque in March which will be paid out of a $600 million saved by ICBC due to a major decrease in crashes and insurance claims. At a press conference on Tuesday (Feb. 2), Premier John Horgan called the rebate the “largest single give-back to policy holders in Canada through COVID-19.” About 2.86 million people will receive the rebate as long
as they had an active policy from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2020. The amount customers receive will be based on a portion of what they paid for coverage during that period. Customers with short-term, storage or distance-based policies will not get the rebate as ICBC said their premiums already reflect lower usage. ICBC was under mounting pressure to pass on its savings to customers as motorists in other jurisdictions across Canada have already received a rebate. Asked why the rebates took so long, Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth said ICBC needed to ensure it was on sound financial footing before passing the savings onto drivers. “The key takeaway is that
millions of ICBC policy holders will be receiving a COVID-19 rebate but not at the expense of ICBC’s financial stability or any future savings the new enhanced care model will bring starting this May and for years to come,” Farnworth said. ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez said drivers changed their habits during the unprecedented pandemic which helped the insurer’s bottom line. “And the vast majority of [drivers] will now share in that success, through one of the largest COVID-19 rebates by any insurer in Canada,” he said. As people continue to work from home and socialize less to stop the spread of the virus, fewer cars are on the road, particularly at rush hour, leading
to fewer collisions. ICBC saw a 46 per cent drop in accident claims between mid-March and early May, a reduction in 7,200 claims per week, according to a financial update in May. During a second quarter financial update last week, Jimenez said the auto-insurer was sitting on $410 million in net income, a major turnaround from the $2 billion loss between the start of 2018 and the end of 2019. Kris Sims, director of the B.C. branch of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, welcomed the rebate but criticized the government for making drivers wait months for the announcement. Drivers outside B.C. received auto insurance rebate cheques, some as high as $300,
last spring and summer. Sims said that’s largely because private insurance companies in Ontario and Alberta, for example, know drivers can shop around for the best deal. Even Manitoba which, like B.C., offers auto insurance through a government-owned corporation, gave drivers their first rebate cheque in May and the second last month. “We’re really at the back of the pack here,” Sims said, adding that ICBC’s monopoly on auto insurance hold drivers hostage to higher insurance rates and slow-to-come rebates. B.C. will switch to a no-fault insurance model on May 1, a change that is expected to save drivers about 20 per cent or an average of $400 a year.
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elcome to the weekly Kamloops Art Page. With the COVID-19 pandemic upending society — socially and economically and dominating news for the foreseeable future — we understand pandemic fatigue can set in for even the most ardent followers of current events. While continuing to cover all pandemic and nonpandemic-related news, KTW has also worked hard at featuring positive stories from the crisis, tales that capture the essence of humanity, be it volunteers sewing thousands of masks for health-care workers or musicians offering up weekly free concerts online. This page is an attempt by KTW to bring some colour into the lives of our readers via
artwork created locally. We hope to, on a weekly basis, use this page to showcase works by various Kamloops artists, with between one and three pieces displayed. Thanks for reading Kamloops This Week and we hope this page can help ease the stress of this uncertain era in which we are living. Email email@example.com if you have any questions or suggestions relating to this page.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have submissions for Kamloops Art Page. OLD TO NEW, BY HAILEY WARD ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY, GRADE 6 (2019 -2020 SCHOOL YEAR) My pencil sketch was inspired by the changing world. I wanted to show two separate faces, an old-fashioned style portrait with lots of realistic detail versus modern manga art that is bold, less detailed and animated. I started with a different idea in mind, but changed my mind. I am happy with how it turned out. Next time, I would like to try colour. I like that art helps me relax and be creative.
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NORKAM YOUTH HELPING YOUTH FIND A WAY HOME: The special education class at NorKam secondary has donated $647 to the local charity A Way Home Kamloops. The class holds a weekly popcorn sale as a fundraiser for class supplies, technology and field trips. The students decided to donate their proceeds for the month of January to the charity that helps homeless youth in Kamloops. NorKam secondary stepped it up with their popcorn purchases and extra donations. Pictured from left to right are Mirjam Jules, Dillon Kepthorne, Larisa Johnson, Darien Mavety, Nick Whittington and Iain Howell.
The Kamloops Hospice Association launched its Bucket List Raffle — Live Your Best Life in November as a fundraiser for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House. The online raffle is still open until Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. There are five experiences to win, each with a value ranging from $4,000 to $6,000. Kamloopsians are encouraged to capture the spirit of living their best life, by contributing to the hospice’s care of its patients in a very unique way. The Kamloops Hospice Association launched its Bucket List Raffle — Live Your Best Life in November as a fundraiser for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House. There are five Bucket List experiences to be won, each with a value ranging from $4,000 to $6,000. The five Bucket List experiences are: • An interactive cooking experience with chef Ryan Clark; • Painting with artist Trish Selmer in her studio; • A VIP tour and experience for two with the Rust Brothers TV show crew; • Gift certificates from local businesses to spruce up your outdoor living space; • Seventeen rounds of golf around Kamloops. Learn more about each bucket and to purchase tickets, go online to hospicebucketlist.com. Ticket prices range from $10 to $100 value packages. Purchasers can decide into which bucket their tickets will go. Tickets will be sold until Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.
A CLEAR REASON TO DONATE TO BREAST CANCER RESEARCH: Local glass shops helped to raise $9,000 for breast cancer research this past October. Apple Auto Glass, Broco Glass and Speedy Glass partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to support women in their community living with breast cancer through the Drive Pink Campaign. Local businesses included two Speedy Glass teams, a Broco Glass team and Apple Auto Glass team and they helped raise $4,500 via $2 from each pair of Trico wiper blades sold. Trico matched the amount, for a total donation of $9,000 toward the Drive Pink Campaign.
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s most archaeologists can confirm, when shown an artifact, people are usually polite, but often I can see one question on their face: Why should I care? Archaeology is more than just (super cool) pointy rocks. Archaeology is the study of humans and human behaviour through the material culture left behind. Often what tells us much about human behaviour is what is not left behind. Carbon dating tells us that approximately 6,850 years before present (BP), Mount Mazama in Oregon erupted, creating what we know today as Crater Lake. Volcanic deposition (or tephra) was flung across North America, including 1,211 kilometres northward to Kamloops. This tephra can be clearly seen as a pinkish-white, approximate 10-centimetre thick layer, mostly in river valleys in the Kamloops area. We have identified archaeological sites that display human occupation many years before and after this eruption. We have seen a lack of archaeological evidence within the tephra layer and immediately after the event. What does this mean? Not a lot is currently known about the impacts this falling, ashy layer would have had on the people who lived here at the time. Based on other eruptions, such as the 1980 Mount St. Helen’s event, we can ascertain
LEFT: Archaeologists Gordon Moore and Heleana Moore creating a stratigraphic profile in a deep test trench showing pre-Mazama deposits at a site in the South Thompson Valley. Procurement of staples during the pandemic in 2020 saw people’s behavioural patterns change as a result. HELEANA MOORE PHOTOS
the rapid deposition of this volcanic tephra could have caused chemical changes in the soil and water, resulting in disruption of localized vegetation, wildlife and aquatic life. There is evidence of mass landslides, as well as re-routing of creeks and streams, as a result of this volcanic-ash deposition. With all these possible variables combined, one starts to imagine the overall stress to the local ecosystem. In terms of resource procurement, if food and other resources declined in a particular area, people would have had to go elsewhere to get what they needed. It is easy to imagine what this type of stress would have looked like. Take into consideration how your behavioural patterns change when a staple item in your household is not available at your usual grocery store. Do you drive around town, stopping in different stores trying to track it down, or just
go without? A more recent example of massive environmental stress we have undergone locally, were the 2017 wildfires in B.C. Although the fires did not burn within the City of Kamloops, they were close enough for most of us to consider them local. The short-term implications for people living in evacuation zones meant a loss of home and ensuing temporary relocation to a safe zone. Resource procurement came differently to evacuees — many people had no choice but to rely on charitable donations to meet their basic survival needs. Human kindness at the time was palpable as everyone wanted to help. In following years, the forestry and logging sector made massive adaptations to preserve the industry. Why? Because the harvesting of resources puts money in pockets and food on tables.
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People gotta eat. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is not really an environmental change, it has resulted in a mass disruption to everday life to which we all can relate. We, like the people living in this valley 7,000 years ago, cannot gather in the spots we used to, in the ways we used to, with the people we used to. Our supply chain has massively changed, from shortages (the 2020 toilet paper crisis) to shopping patterns (locally or online). The challenge of adapting to resource shortages is a struggle humans have faced since the existence of our species. Kamloops has been here before and we have adapted — the archaeological record shows us that. I am honoured to record and interpret a piece of history, to learn from unwritten records and tell the stories of past peoples. The “mundane” daily
struggles are at the foundation of what makes us human; it’s the day-to-day that defines humanity. I am not going to finish this column by explaining why you should care about archaeology. I want you to think of how you should care about archaeology. What parts of your life can be bettered by the knowledge of past peoples? I guarantee you, there is something archaeology can offer to which you can relate. Heleana Moore 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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Dos Santos-TRU WolfPack union has Kamloops ties MARTY HASTINGS
lijah Dos Santos will have to meet his future spouse and win a national title to follow in his parents’ footsteps at Thompson Rivers University. “I’d be happy if he batted .500 on that one,” Lyle Dos Santos, Elijah’s father, said with a laugh. Elijah’s union with the TRU WolfPack marries a highly touted 17-year-old defender with a soccer club no longer content with being a bridesmaid, matrimony officiated by head coach John Antulov. “First and foremost, it was a quality player, a guy that is going to come in and really make an impact on our program,” said Antulov,
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Kamloops a WHL hub? MARTY HASTINGS
The Western Hockey League is working on a plan that could see league play in B.C. begin this winter or spring. In B.C., current travel and sports restrictions do not allow for major junior hockey action, but the WHL has identified a hub city plan that includes a commitment to weekly polymerase chain reaction COVID-19 testing, a concept that could earn special exemption from the province. Kamloops and Kelowna are the proposed hub cities, according to CFJC Sports, which spoke to WHL commissioner Ron Robison. Provincial government TRU SPORTS INFORMATION health orders are expected Elijah Dos Santos, formerly a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy, will join the to be updated on Friday or TRU WolfPack in time for the 2021 Canada West campaign. earlier. The tone of government to play soccer for the era, when the WolfPack officials, including Provincial whose WolfPack was University College of were known as the Sun Health Officer Dr. Bonnie sidelined in 2020, the the Cariboo and won Demons, Haley Dos Henry, suggests the wideCanada West campaign spread relaxation of sportthe Canadian Collegiate Santos carried the last scuttled amid the pandemic. Athletic Association name Bartram, which is ing and travel restrictions is “But there are a lot of title with the 1998-1999 unlikely, but a special exempsynonymous with The components that made tion made south of the border men’s team, the school’s Beautiful Game in the it feel right.” sets precedent for something first CCAA championTournament Capital. Lyle, from Kitimat, ship. similar in B.C. See BARTRAM, A28 moved to Kamloops During that golden Washington state
on Monday updated its Sporting Activities COVID-19 Requirements, adding a major junior hockey section that paves the way for WHL action. Clubs in two of the league’s six jurisdictions — Washington state and Alberta — have approval from their respective governments to begin play, in both cases without spectators in the stands. In Alberta, league action will begin on Feb. 26. Each team will play a 24-game schedule that allows for a maximum of one opponent per week, with five-day breaks between weekend games. B.C. health officials on Monday reported 21 further deaths due to COVID-19 and an average of 382 new cases per day over the past three-day weekend period. Of the new cases, 194 are in the Interior Health region. “We are talking about what is rational given our epidemiology and what’s happening around the province,” Dr. Henry told CFJC reporter Chad Klassen on Monday in a press conference. “I have not seen that particular plan that you reference, but we have been in discussion with the WHL about potential for a season at some point in the future, when the epidemiology allows it.”
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Oval a team effort Brown gets MARTY HASTINGS
Volunteers broke from the task at hand to pose for a photo on Saturday at Inks Lake, on which a 400-metre skating oval was built.
A skating haven was created on Saturday at Inks Lake. The Kamloops Outdoor Skating Association and Kamloops Long Blades joined forces to build a 400-metre oval on the lake 25 kilometres south of Kamloops, a project that was completed in about three hours. “The Kamloops Outdoor Skating Association wanted to build the track to increase outdoor skating opportunities in Kamloops,” KOSA co-founder Nancy Bepple said in a press release. “Inks Lake is a perfect place for an outdoor track. Especially during COVID, it’s great to have places people can get out and have fun safely.” Volunteers, about 20 of them, including 15 Long Blades’ skaters, jumped into action. The track was mea-
sured before a quad with a blade and a snowblower took over. Shovelers hopped in to remove excess snow. Holes were punched in the ice and the track was flooded with gas-powered pumps. “The Kamloops Long Blades were very happy to hear from KOSA that an oval was being built, and we were amazed at how much was accomplished,” Sandi Vyse, head coach of the Long Blades, said in the press release. “The kids had ownership in creating
the oval, and it was extra awesome that the kids were part of creating something so big and so great.” KOSA co-founder James Gordon said the oval, which is open to the public, is expected to be flooded a couple of times over the next few weeks to keep the ice in good condition. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with maintenance can reach Bepple at nancy.bepple@ gmail.com and Gordon at jamesgordon008@gmail. com.
The Corryn Brown rink of Kamloops Curling Club will slot into Pool B at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which will get underway on Feb. 19 in Calgary. Joining the Team B.C. rink in the pool are Wild Card No. 1 Tracy Fleury (who will not be participating, replaced by skip Chelsea Carey), Jennifer Jones (Manitoba), Suzanne Birt (Prince Edward Island), Sherry Anderson (Saskatchewan), Laurie St-Georges (Quebec), Melissa Adams (New Brunswick), Lori Eddy (Nunavut) and Sarah Hill (Newfounland/Labrador). In Pool A are Kerri Einarson (Team Canada), Rachel Homan (Ontario), Laura Walker (Alberta), Mackenzie Zacharias (Wild Card No. 2), Beth Peterson (Wild Card No. 3), Kerry Galusha (Northwest Territories), Jill Brothers (Nova Scotia), Krysta Burns (Northern Ontario) and Laura Eby (Yukon). Four teams from each pool will move on to the Championship Pool, from which three playoff teams will emerge. The No. 1 seed will advance to the final, with the second and third seeds to square off in semifinal action. Team B.C. will begin its tournament on Feb. 20, with a 5:30 p.m. draw against Quebec. TSN will provide coverage of every draw.
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Her father, Kamloops soccer godfather Mike Bartram, was head coach of the UCC women’s team, which featured Haley and vanquished the rest of the field en route to the 1999-2000 CCAA Championship. The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association named one of its tournaments after Mike Bartram, the longtime player, coach, official, administrator and volunteer who died of cancer in 2000. “I think he’d be ecstatic,” Lyle said of Mike, who belongs to the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame. “He put so much into the university, so much into the community from a soccer perspective.
He’d be really excited to see Elijah return and, hopefully, have some great success. “I think he’d also be really excited to see what John is doing.” Antulov, whose professional soccer career included a stint with the Vancouver 86ers, was a teenager when he played under Bartram in Kamloops. And it was Antulov’s conversation with Elijah that sold the Charles Best secondary student on coming to Kamloops, a decision that meant
turning down schools such as the University of Toronto, McMaster University in Hamilton and darn near all of the Pack’s Canada West competition. “I’ve talked with many coaches, but I remember my first talk with John, the passion for the program, the passion for the kids on the team,” said Elijah, who lives in Coquitlam. “He sees them as his sons. It’s just a big family. He has a great winning mentality and he’s a great man.”
Elijah, who plans to study business at TRU, has won two B.C. Soccer Premier League titles, one each with Mountain United FC and Coquitlam MetroFord Soccer Club. He is expected to contribute immediately this fall in his rookie season for the WolfPack, whose most recent campaign, the 2019 Canada West season, fizzled with a firstround exit from the conference playoffs. “We’re looking at 2021 as a season where we really need to achieve,” said Antulov, whose Pack won conference bronze in 2017 and 2018. “We need to get over that little hump, where we want to change the colour of our medals.” TRU, which claimed
national bronze on home turf in 2017, is expected to boast one of the strongest rosters in team history when it hosts the 2022 U Sports Men’s Soccer Championship. “It’s going to be a great experience, having the history with my mom and dad, and also with my grandpa, Mike,” Elijah said. “It’s one of my goals, to win the national championship. With my mom and dad both winning, as well, you kind of have to keep up with them, right?” Does that mean trips to the podium and, eventually, the altar? “He doesn’t necessarily have to solve both equations,” Lyle said. “One would be great.”
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Protected by the fountain of living water
s a kid, I was fascinated by a trick my dad would often do whenever my family or friends sat around the campfire. While sipping hot chocolate at the end of a fun day, he would grab a paper cup and ask everyone if we thought he could boil water in it. The first time he did it, I remember thinking, “No, the paper will burn.” After getting everyone’s attention, dad would fill the cup with water and place it in the flames or on the coals — wherever we might be most likely to believe a paper cup would burst into flame. After a few seconds, we would all watch in amazement as the cup sat in the heat, but didn’t burn. After a few minutes, we would have a paper cup full of boiling water. As a child and, later, as a teenager going through school, this little experiment always inspired the scientific parts of my mind. I thought it was cool how the temperature of the water kept the temperature of the paper too low to ignite.
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As an adult, it has also taken on a spiritual meaning, becoming an analogy of God’s protection and love. In the Bible, the ancient prophet Jeremiah referred to God as the fountain of living water. Centuries later, Jesus Christ discussed sharing his living water with others, which would provide everlasting life. In The Book of Mormon, the ancient prophet Nephi spoke of leading people to the fountain of living water, which represented the love of God. This “living water” spoken of by Jeremiah, Nephi and Jesus Christ can fill our souls
and quench our spiritual thirst as we drink deeply of it. Whether drinking deeply looks like worship, studying scripture, prayer, quiet meditation, connecting with nature or other methods, those actions help us find God and connect with him — allowing living water to fill our souls and bring us peace. Just as a paper cup can be filled with water to protect it from the destructive power of a raging fire, filling a human soul with living water can protect it from the sometimes soulconsuming heat of situations we encounter in life. With living water filling our souls, we can experience these personal trials and challenges, but not be destroyed by the heat of them. This may remind students of the Bible about the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. These three Jewish young men were servants of King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. When the king required them to bow down before an idol or be thrown into a furnace, they refused to bow down. Consequently, the army
threw these three men into a furnace so hot that the heat killed the soldiers. However, the three men walked among the flames, unaffected by the heat. From that day forward, Nebuchadnezzar respected the God of Israel as one who delivers his people from danger. Additionally, students of The Book of Mormon may remember the story of Nephi and Lehi, two brothers who served as Christian missionaries among their nation’s enemies. At the beginning of their ministry, immediately upon arriving in the land of their enemies, they were thrown in jail and sentenced to death. When the army entered the jail to take the brothers and execute them, God sent down fire to surround his missionaries. While standing in a pillar of fire, unaffected by the heat of it, Nephi and Lehi taught the army of their enemies, helping them to connect with God. Not long after, that event led to unity and peace between the two enemy nations, who came to know Jesus Christ together.
COMMUNITY Liquor store donations net $12K for food bank BCLC CAMPAIGN RAISED $1.1 MILLION ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA Kamloops residents can cheers to a good cause. Government liquor stores in town contributed a few thousand dollars to the local food bank as part of a new campaign that has raised more than $1 million across British Columbia. The three local stores brought in more than $12,000, which will be given to the Kamloops Food Bank. The BC Liquor Stores location in Columbia Place Shopping
Centre collected the most, at $10,708. The store in Westsyde collected $1,689 and the location in Northills Centre contributed $325. BC Liquor Stores employees collected a total of $1.1 million in donations from customers for Food Banks BC in 2020. All of the funds collected by BCLS on behalf of Food Banks BC are given to the food bank in the community where the funds
are raised. “The generosity of British Columbians during the pandemic is inspiring and shows how we can come together as a community to support others,” Minister of Finance Selina Robinson said. “These small acts of kindness can make a real difference in someone’s life, and I’d like to thank the thousands of British Columbians whose donations
helped put food on the table for those going through
a tough time.” — Kamloops This Week
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People of faith today may not be called to walk among flames or preach from inside a pillar of fire. However, at times we may find ourselves experiencing the heat of personal doubt, an unexpected loss, grief, contention in a relationship, a need to stand up for personal faith or another difficult trial or challenge. If we are filled with living water, the water will save our souls from the destructive power of the heat of our personal trials. And, like in the stories of old, if we watch closely, we will find God walking with us through the most intense moments of our challenges, eager to let us know that he is there with us through everything. Andrew Lamb is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kamloops. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a very short bio and a photo.
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D L O S • Come see this beautiful home with a view of the North Thompson river, located in Vavenby close to school and parks and within 15 minutes from Clearwater • The main floor is bright, airy and has an open designed Kitchen and 10 ft high ceilings in the large living room entering from a covered deck • This home also has hardwood flooring throughout with three bedrooms, a 4-piece bathroom and a 4 piece master ensuite • A spacious office is available with a private entrance that could easily become a 4th bedroom • Outside on this .25-acre lot is a greenhouse, wood/tool shed with concrete floor and garden shed • A large driveway allows for ample parking
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• Looking for an affordable rancher in a great area of town? This is the place for you! This spacious 1100 sq ft end unit is part of a 55 plus, 7 unit complex located in the heart of Brocklehurst • The entry level living of this home provides a welcoming entrance, good size kitchen and an open concept dining and living room area • The property also includes two bedrooms, in unit laundry and a full bathroom complete with a tub shower combo • Contains a storage room with separate entrance • The backyard is east facing and private • Other features include a newer furnace, appliances, driveway parking, and close walking distance to plenty of amenities • Pets allowed with restrictions. No rentals
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G N I D N E P • Come see the gorgeous view of the city, valley and mountains from this beautiful newer custom built log home with 5 bdrms and 4 bath and 3 decks • The main floor has a mixture of ceramic tile flooring and laminate running throughout • It also features a large kitchen, stainless steel appliances and open living area • Two bdrms are on this floor with a separate entrance to a private deck that includes a private hot tub • Upstairs is incredibly unique with its own living area with one of the two bedrooms having its own loft • The lower level is finished and has 1 more bedroom, family room, gas fireplace and a modified cooking area • Currently owner occupied and operating as a registered bed & breakfast • Generating substantial regular income up to $8,000/mth and after expenses has potential to bring in $88,200 approx annually • Tons of storage available throughout
• This home is perfect for first time buyers or those looking to downsize! A true rancher, with over 1300sqft, this house has everything you need • The exterior has inviting curb appeal and offers plenty of parking • The interior is spacious with a large kitchen and breakfast nook surrounded by bright bay windows • The living room boasts vaulted ceilings and an abundance of space • Also on the main level is laundry, a great den space, a full bathroom and two generous sized bedrooms • The master bedroom features an ensuite and plenty of closet space • The rear yard has a private sun deck, is fully fenced and has irrigation for easy living • This home contains a large single car garage for additional parking and storage • New roof and HWT in 2019.
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G N I D N E P • Executive 4 bedroom home with 2 bedroom in-law suite (wet bar only.) Brand new build • This is the one you’ve been searching for • Open concept kitchen living dining space is the heart of this home with a covered patio for all year use • The oversized kitchen offers an 8-foot island with extensive cabinets, beautiful quartz countertops, along with a walk in pantry • Other upgrades include: flooring through main, designer blinds, quality lighting, quartz counters and accent tile in kitchen, custom stain on railings and mantel, kitchen appliances are all professional quality and can connect with your phone app, washer dryer is steam Electrolux 5.2 series • Master bedroom is large enough to have a king sized bed, has a walk in closet with custom shelves • Ensuite has an expansive walk in shower and double vanity • 2 bedroom in-law suite with laundry and wet bar with its own 100amp service on lower
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The Canadian Home Builders’ AssociationCentral Interior and Thompson Rivers University are up for another Georgie Award this year for their training house project. The Georgie Awards is an annual awards program presented by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia. It is recognized provin-
cially and nationally and highlights excellence in home building and renovation in the province. The association recently released its list of finalists in advance of its virtual awards, to be held on March 20. The finalists were selected by a panel of out-of-province industry professionals. The 2020 training house — a project that gives TRU trades students experience and helps to raise money for charity, when it is even-
tually raffled off during the Y Dream Home Lottery — has been nominated in the category of best publicprivate partnership. Last year, the local home builders and university received a gold trophy in the same category for the 2019 training house project. The 2020 training house will compete with a cooperative housing project by BC Housing and Terra Housing, based out of Vancouver.
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90-7545 DALLAS DRIVE $287,500 • MLS®159953
135 HOLWAY STREET $349,900 • MLS®159478
• 2 bedroom 1 bathroom modular home built in 2005 • Low bareland strata fee of $95/month • 2 pets allowed with no size restriction. No rentals allowed
405-950 LORNE STREET $399,900 • MLS®159127
• Very well maintained 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home in central location • Beautiful flat and fenced backyard with large carport • Unfinished half-basement
292 ORCHARD LAKE ROAD $750,000 • MLS®159641
• Great location in this 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit in Park Place • Top floor unit with river views • Walking distance to all downtown amenities
13-791 JENSEN ROAD $425,000 • MLS®160042
WESTSYDE • 1 owner modular home in Jensen Place with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms • Immaculately kept with approx. 1120 square feet and 4’ crawl space
• Low bareland strata fee of $120/month • 2 pets allowed with no size restriction, no rentals allowed
• Very private 1+2 bedroom 3 bathroom log home • Mountain and river views
MCLURE • Approximately 16.77 acres • Built in 2009
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74. ____ golf 75. Sloped-roof support 77. Govt. org. with a forerunner known as the Black Chamber 79. Race units 81. Dinner-table expander 83. Hops-drying oven 84. Supernova in our galaxy? 90. Follower of word or potato 93. ‘‘Gimme ____’’ 94. ____-cat 95. Numerous 97. Symbols in Twitter handles 99. Like ____ of sunshine 100. Anatomical pouch 103. When E.M.T.s bring home the bacon? 108. ‘‘I mean .?.?. ’’ 109. A/C spec 110. Members of the crow family 111. Heavier alternative to a foil 112. Guthrie who performed at Woodstock 113. Cutting edge? 115. Some astronomy Ph.D.s? 119. Longtime Japanese P.M. who stepped down in 2020 120. ‘‘Runnin’?’’ team of N.C.A.A. Division I college basketball 121. Comparable (to) 122. Disciple 123. Tarnish 124. Really good time 125. Capital near the North Sea 126. Prepares (for)
DOWN 1. Prepare for a road trip, perhaps 2. End of a threat 3. Nora Ephron and Sofia Coppola, for two 4. The land down under? 5. Walk-____ 6. Prickly covering of a seed 7. ‘‘____ the only one?’’ 8. Beatles title woman 9. ‘‘____ your request .?.?. ’’ 10. Feature of a classical Greek drama 11. ‘‘You betcha!’’ 12. ‘‘The ____ — is wider than the Sky’’ (start of an Emily Dickinson poem) 13. Bit of fill-in-theblanks fun 14. Subject of intl. treaties 15. Compliant sorts 16. Squalid digs 17. Sports team V.I.P.s 20. Corporate money managers, for short 23. Ancient Egyptians 25. Result of a breast pocket mishap, maybe 28. Ally of the Brat Pack 31. Common baking pear 32. Sacred cross in ancient Egypt 33. Chance to go 34. Preserve, in a way 35. Only Stratego piece with a letter on it 37. Sardine container 41. Studmuffin 42. Absorb, as sauce with bread 44. Give extra consideration, with ‘‘on’’ 45. Idaho, e.g., in dialect 47. Color marker 48. Got hip, with ‘‘up’’ 49. How a door might be slammed 50. Subcontractor in a bathroom remodel 51. Gusto 55. One may be nominated for a Hugo Award
56. Least forward 58. Palindromic farm animal 59. ‘‘We ____ Overcome’’ 61. Stubborn sorts 63. It helps in passing 65. Rocker Cobain 68. Japan’s street food mecca 69. Diarist who documented the Great Plague of London 70. Gets lost 76. Eponym of the Detroit Lions field 78. Any Olympian, once 80. Drops an f-bomb, say 82. False fronts 85. Promises, promises! 86. Takes steps 87. ____ avis 88. Coarse farm sound 89. Dangerous move on a busy highway 90. ‘‘Blueberries for ____’’ (kid-lit classic) 91. Legendary password stealer 92. Higher, as ambitions 96. Build-your-own Tex-Mex dish 98. Does a dog trick 101. Declare 102. Where hangers hang 104. They go wherever the wind blows 105. They can be batted and rolled 106. When high school seniors often visit the colleges that accepted them 107. Like binary questions 108. Volt-amperes 113. Attention hog, maybe 114. Galoot 115. Portrait seen on renminbi bills 116. Car-sticker fig. 117. ‘‘Roses ____ red .?.?. ’’ 118. Nonsense
By Lucy Howard and Ross Trudeau 9
CROSSWORD ANSWERS FOUND ON A28
SUDOKU FUN BY THE NUMBERS
Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!
WORD SCRAMBLE Rearrange the letters to spell something pertaining to puzzles
2014 Mercedes Benz E350 4Matic #M21007A
$28,998 $268 bi-weekly
7.99% OAC • 72 months
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15 CHEV CRUZE
#U1909 • $13,998 or $114 bi-weekly 7.99% OAC • 84 months
2018 TOYOTA RAV4
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19 TOYOTA COROLLA #U1902 • $20,294 or $168 bi-weekly 7.99% OAC • 84 months
Mercedes-Benz Kamloops, 695C Laval Crescent, Kamloops, BC, Toll Free 855-984-6603, Mercedes-Benz-kamloops.ca Some conditions apply. See dealer for details. Payments based on financing on approved credit with $0 down or equivalent trade and include all fees & taxes. Total paid: #M21007A $41,808, #U1895 $35,152, #U1909 $20,748, #U1893 $38,766, #U1902 $30,576.
WEDNESDAY, February 3, 2021
ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt
PARDON MY PLANET by Vic Lee
SHOE by Gary Brookins & Susie Macnelly
by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
ZITS by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman
by Chris Browne
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, your ideas may seem a bit fantastical to the people who are closest to you. It could be time to expand your reach a little bit and pitch your thoughts to others.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 A financial surprise may require extra attention early in the week, Taurus. Take a step back and look at things from a new perspective as you try to adjust.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, expressing how you feel to someone special is key to your personal growth this week. Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and open yourself up.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, sometimes routines can be a good thing — even if you feel as though change is needed. Knowing what to expect when other things are off-kilter can be comforting.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 A supervisor may ask you to take the lead on a project that is right in your wheelhouse, Leo. Put in the extra effort to help ensure the results will be top notch.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Your perception may be altered through a sudden modification in the way you think, Virgo. This can be a refreshing change for you and open up new possibilities.
FEBRUARY 3 - FEBRUARY 9, 2021 - Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, facilitate conversations with new people to broaden your opportunities for social interaction. This may lead to friendships or even promising business opportunities.
- Oct 24/Nov 22
Thoughts may pop in and out of your mind, Scorpio. The trick is to figure out how to weed out the pertinent ideas from the fluff. Ask others to weigh in if need be.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Emotions run high between you and your partner this week, Sagittarius. Enjoy the ride as this outpouring of emotions will strengthen your bond.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Sometimes others do not even need to speak for you to infer what they are feeling, Capricorn. This is a good gift to have and can bring you closer to those around you.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a recognition of your specific talents and skills is conveyed to you by others. It may inspire you to work on a new project or change departments.
- Feb 19/Mar 20
Knowing and expressing just how you feel can help you to troubleshoot areas that need a bit of modification, Pisces. Be honest with yourself.
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Wrought iron beds $300/each. High chair $30. Cedar Hope Chest $400. Rocking chair $150. Oak dresser with mirror $475. 250-3728177.
2 bar stools black metal frame wood back. $400. 250-579-7555.
Art & Collectibles
Diningroom table w/8chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $800. 250-374-8933.
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Rattan light wood dresser 6ft, 6drws still in box. $150/obo. 250-376-6607.
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BUYING & SELLING: Vintage & mid-century metal, teak, wood furniture; original signed paintings, prints; antique paper items, local history ephemera; BC pottery, ceramics. 4th Meridian Art & Vintage, 104 1475 Fairview, Penticton. Leanne@4thmeridian.ca
For Sale - Misc All shop tools compressor $600, light plant & welder $800 250-3748285 Box of movie tapes. $200/obo. 421-1714.
Looking For Love? Try your luck with 1x1 boxed ad $35 plus tax for 2 weeks. Price includes box number. Call 250-371-4949 to place your ad and for more details.
Scotch Pine trees smaller ponderosa in pots 2ft (50) $15 each obo 250376-6607
Wanted Cash for gold and silver! Also buying coin collections, old money, old jewelry Contact Todd 1-250864-3521.
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Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.
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250-374-0916 Houses For Rent
Furn Home WestEnd Corporate/Crew 4bd, den nsp near RIH $3700. 250214-0909.
Wanted to Rent 2 Seniors 2bdrm home needed. N/S, N/D. Reasonable rent. 250-3197874.
Apartments / Condos - For Sale 1bdrm apt 55+ in a secure bldg close to Northills Mall, second floor with storage on same floor. 5appl’s. 250-3769378 or 250-554-0033.
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Solid oval oak table w/6side chairs, 2 arms chairs, buffet. $5,000. Exec desk dark finish $200. Teak corner cabinet $100. Treadmill $450, Custom oak cabinet $200. 250-851-7687.
KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Fuel tanks - 1-300 gal and 2-100gal on stands. $300. 250-672-9712 or 250-819-9712. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000/obo 250-3766607. Honda Snowblower 8hp like new. $650. 250-3761872. Moving Sale. Kitchenware, furniture, lamps, rifles, hunting and fishing gear. 778-220-7372. Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650.
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Basement Suites 1brm in Batchelor Quiet, mature person. N/P/S. $1200/mo. +1/3 hydro. 250-320-5112.
Commercial COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE Comprising approximately 1,000 sq. ft., Attractive Professional or Retail location, on High Traffic North Kamloops route. On street parking is available... call 250-3769152 for further information.
No Businesses, Based on 3 lines Houses, condos, duplexes, suites, etc. (3 months max) $ 5300 Add an extra line to your ad for $10 Scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule. Tax not included. Some restrictions apply
For Sale by Owner $55.00 Special The special includes a 1x1.5 ad (including photo) that will run in (two editions) in Kamloops This Week. Our award winning paper is delivered to over 30,000 homes in Kamloops and area every Wednesday. Call or email us for more info: 250-374-7467 classiﬁeds@ kamloopsthisweek.com
$1250 - 3 lines or less BONUS (pick up only): • 2 large Garage Sale Signs • Instructions
Based on 3 lines 1 Issue.. . . . . . . $1638
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Classes & Courses
SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS
HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. March 6th and 7th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L February 21st, Sunday. Professional outdoorsman and Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970
1997 Ext GMC Savana 3500. Work ready service van and tools avail. $9,500. 250-573-9337.
BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR
- Regular & Screened Sizes -
REIMER’S FARM SERVICE
No Job Too Small. Friendly Service. 15 years exp. Guaranteed. References.
DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Renovations, Painting, Flooring, Drywall, Bathrooms, Electrical (Red Seal) & more
Boats 14ft. Runabout boat. 40hp Johnson motor on trailer. $1000/obo. 778469-5434.
Automotive Tires 4-P275/60R20 Hercules Avalanche X-treme fits Dodge 1/2T w/rims. $800. 250-573-5635.
4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $590 Call 250-319-8784.
Utility Trailers All aluminum cargo trailer 7ftx14ft. $12,000/firm. Like new. 250-719-3539.
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RICKS’S SMALL HAUL For all Deliveries & Dump Runs. Extra large dump trailers for rent. Dump Truck Long and Short Hauls!! 250-682-1802 Handyman for hire. One call for all your handyman needs. Carpentry, drywall, painting. Free Estimates. Blaine 250-8516055
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8ft Antique Couch $900. Couch & matching chairs $200. 250-374-1541.
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Misc Home Service JA ENTERPRISES Furniture Moving and Rubbish Removal 778-257-4943
RVs / Campers / Trailers
RS5 Audi winter studded snow tires and wheels over 90% tread . 285/30R20 $1700.00 Call 250 319-8784
Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, motorcycle, ATV or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)
*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).
2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4L, V-8, fully loaded. Exec shape. $12,500/obo. 250-3764163.
Sports & Imports
1990 Jaguar Red. leather, 4-door, A/C, Power everything. 142,597kms, $2200.00 250-851-0209.
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Woodlot Licence 1597 Woodlot Licence Plan Take notice that Woodlot Licence 1597, held by Devick’s Ranch Ltd., has the Woodlot Licence Plan (WLP), available for review and comment. The woodlot is located near Edwards Creek in the Thompson Rivers Forest District. The term of the plan is for ten years January 2021 to December 2031. For review and comment of operations under this plan; interested or affected persons can obtain a copy of the plan by contacting John Childerley, RPF by phone or email at Atlas Information Management. By providing contact information to the address below a copy of the plan can be sent by email or mail to the interested persons.
Business Oportunities ~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.
Work Wanted HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call! Steve 250-3207774.
To ensure consideration written comments must submitted to John Childerley, 101- 1383 McGill Road, Kamloops B.C., V2C 6K7 before March 5, 2021.
Administrative Assistant Emsland Insurance is looking for licensed brokers to join our fantastic team. We have positions available for ICBC, Personal Lines, and Commercial Lines. We have very competitive industry wages, fantastic beneﬁts, and a spectacular work environment. We are Kamloops only 100% locally owned agency and have seen consistent above average growth for the last eight years. To see how you fit in with our team, please send us your resume to email@example.com Thanks for wearing a mask, for everyone!
The Territory of the People Anglican Church (the Territory) is seeking a part time (18 hrs/week) Administrative Assistant for its Kamloops ofﬁce. Requires a good knowledge of all Microsoft Ofﬁce programs including Publisher, good ofﬁce skills and experience. The applicant must be able to work independently with minimal direction. An understanding of the Anglican church will be helpful. Please forward your résumé, cover letter and letters of reference to ofﬁce@territory.anglican.ca Posting closes February 12, 2021.
mary macgregor law corporation is hiring! Reception / Secretarial We are currently hiring a receptionist who will also perform secretarial functions. This is a full time permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Duties are performed on-site in the ofﬁce at 975 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. References and relevant academic record will be required. Duties and Responsibilities: • Reception duties; answering phones, greeting clients and visitors • Preparing and coordinating courier deliveries • Processing outgoing mail • Scanning incoming deliveries and distribution to appropriate staff/lawyer • Scheduling client appointments • Secretarial/assistant tasks assigned by Mary MacGregor • Administrative support for other law ofﬁce staff Candidate Requirements: • High school diploma or GED (graduational equivalency degree). • Accurate keyboarding skills, 60 wpm or more • Working knowledge of Microsoft Ofﬁce programs • Positive attitude, ability to work with others • Friendly and professional telephone manner • Strong customer service ethic. Demonstrated integrity. • Complete conﬁdentiality • Organizational skills – attention to detail, organization, accuracy, conscientiousness, efﬁciency. Strong work ethic. • Excellent English both verbal and written. • Knowledge of Worldox, Amicus Attorney, and PCLaw programs an asset.
Delivery Person (Contractor) We are currently looking to contract with a person to conduct our in-house deliveries with an immediate start date. You would be working as a contractor doing deliveries for our ﬁrm and one other. Compensation paid by our ﬁrm on an hourly basis, plus mileage. You will be expected to bill with an itemized record of your hours and mileage for each day worked. You must have your own reliable vehicle, with ability to navigate snow/icy road conditions. We will reimburse you for any additional insurance cost to allow your vehicle to be used for work purposes. Duties are performed Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Some ﬂexibility may be required on high volume delivery days (usually mid-month and end of month). You must be bondable. References and background check will be required. Duties and Responsibilities: • Deliveries and pick ups (usually of legal documents/cheques/corporate record books) • Banking, taking deposits to Banks and returning deposit book/slips Candidate Requirements: • Valid BC Class 5 driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract preferred • Positive attitude, ability to work with others • Know your way around Kamloops • Complete Conﬁdentiality • Strong work ethic, integrity • Excellent English both verbal and written.
We are currently hiring a bookkeeper with an immediate start date. This is a full time permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Duties are performed on-site in the ofﬁce at 975 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. References and background check will be required.
We are currently hiring an administrative assistant, with immediate start date. This is a full time permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Duties are performed on-site in the ofﬁce at 975 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. References and relevant academic record will be required.
Duties and Responsibilities: All bookkeeping functions working with staff and external accountant, including: • preparation and posting of accounts, • processing account payments • posting day-to-day client disbursements • monitoring accounts receivable • preparing GST, PST, WCB returns and remittances • reconciling bank account statements • receipting trust funds • writing trust cheques • setting up and processing payroll information (working with Ceridian) • preparation and reviewing monthly ﬁnancial reports with Mary MacGregor • organization and payment of accounts payable
Duties and Responsibilities: • Opening and managing ﬁle records, including entry of ﬁle information in ﬁrm software systems • Recording client identiﬁcation and veriﬁcation pursuant to Law Society of BC Rules • Law library ﬁlings, updating Continuing Legal Education manuals • Printing and binding reports (under direction of staff who assembled report) • Junior Bookkeeping, including preparation of accounts, monitoring accounts receivable, processing account payments, posting day-to-day client disbursements • Reception relief over lunch hours and vacations • Wide range of other administrative tasks.
Candidate Requirements: • High school diploma or GED (graduational equivalency degree). • Knowledge of PC Law • Accurate keyboarding skills • Positive attitude, ability to work with others including external accounting ﬁrm • Familiarity with and understanding of pooled trust accounts • Complete Conﬁdentiality as to all information • Strong customer service ethic. Demonstrated integrity. • Organizational skills – attention to detail, organization, accuracy, conscientiousness, efﬁciency. Strong work ethic. • Excellent English both verbal and written. • Working knowledge of Microsoft Ofﬁce programs is an asset
Candidate Requirements: • High school diploma or GED (graduational equivalency degree). • Accurate keyboarding skills, 60 wpm or more • Some basic bookkeeping knowledge • Working knowledge of Microsoft Ofﬁce programs • Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision within a collaborative staff environment including highly skilled and senior staff people • Strong customer service ethic. Demonstrated integrity. • Complete conﬁdentiality • Organizational skills – attention to detail, organization, accuracy, conscientiousness, efﬁciency. Strong work ethic. • Excellent English both verbal and written. • Knowledge of Worldox, Amicus Attorney, and PCLaw programs an asset.
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Kelly Kirsten Cunningham
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KELLY Itâ€™s been four years since youâ€™ve been gone and the pain of losing you stays on. Your unfailing love, smiling face and sense of humour were beyond measure are some of the things about you I will always treasure. Loving You Always Forgetting You Never Mom
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And though itâ€™s sad to think about The way things were before, When weâ€™re reunited It will be forever more
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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Margaret Bethea Kennedy on January 22, 2021 at the age of 99.
THE TIME IS NOW If you are ever going to love me, Love me now, while I can know The sweet and tender feelings Which from true Love me now Iâ€™m gone And then have it chiseled in marble, Sweet words on If you have tender thoughts of me, am sleeping, Never to awaken, There will be death between us, And I wonâ€™t hear So, if you love me, Let me know it while I am living
Left to cherish her memories are her children Elaine (Brian-deceased), Craig (Tina), Del (Michelle), Bruce (Jaymie), grandchildren Corinna, Julie, Carly, Katelyn (Robbie), Stacy (Bill), Ryan, Dannielle (Ryan), Mason (Hannah) and greatgranddaughter Marly, brother Skimps (Dorothy), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends, all of whom she loved deeply. Predeceased by husband Harold, sister Alice and brothers Jack and Bill. Mom was born December 8, 1921, Maple Creek, SK and raised at the family homestead. In 1943 she joined the Canadian Air Force to serve in the U.K. during WWII. After her return she married Harold and they purchased the Krup farm in Marry Flat, SK. They sold the farm and moved West in 1967, first to Salmon Arm and then to Savona, BC, where mom worked at the post office until her retirement at age 65. After dadâ€™s passing mom moved to Kamloops where she resided at Desert Gardens. She volunteered her time for many benefits both in Savona and Desert Gardens where she enjoyed tea time with her many friends. She remained active and spry into her 99th year. Mom will be lovingly remembered as a dedicated mother, and friend to all those who were blessed to know her.
We love you mom.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity close to your heart. Cremation services were performed at Drake Funeral Service in Kamloops. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
WEDNESDAY, February 3, 2021
Marjorie Evelyn Sedgman
January 28, 1919 - January 26, 2021
With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved Marija Horvat on the morning of January 27, 2021. She was a loving wife and mother, joyful Baba, loyal friend, and devoted caretaker of nature’s small creatures. She will be deeply missed by her dear husband Rudy; her children Jason (Kasia), Julianna (Jay), and Michael (Marcy); her four adored grandchildren Dania, Devin, Nico and little Mikaela; her sister Anica in Slovenia; and her faithful friends Milenka, Dajana, and Wannah. Marija was born in 1949 in Svedruza, Croatia, the youngest of five children. She moved to Slovenia as a young teenager to live with her sister Anica, who was her kindred spirit. She worked in a factory in Ljubljana where she made good friends and enjoyed her independence. She was a striking young woman with dark hair and deep brown eyes. In her early twenties, she met a handsome man who was visiting Slovenia from Canada. Rudolf Horvat would become her devoted husband of 47 years, but not without some effort on his part. It took several years and trips to Slovenia to convince Marija to join him in Kamloops, BC, Canada. Finally, in January 1974, our beautiful and brave Marija left everything she knew behind at the age of 24 to come to a new country, where she would become a wife, mother, friend, and Canadian citizen. She always spoke of 1974 as “the most productive year of her life,” marvelling at how much she accomplished - a new country and language, a wedding, a home of her own, and her firstborn child. She had found peace, security and happiness. By the end of 1978, Marija had three children under the age of four - Jason, Julianna and Michael. While there was a lot of joy and growth during those early years, Marija also experienced loneliness and isolation, missing her family. We are eternally grateful to the women who became her lifelong friends during this period. Milenka, Wannah, Teta Marija, you supported her, advocated for her, and made her laugh becoming part of our family in the process. Thank you for always being there for our Mom. We are also thankful that Marija had a husband in Rudy who accepted and cherished her for exactly who she was - independent, strong-willed, intelligent, and tender-hearted. Rudy loved her unconditionally, and she loved him the same. They were there for each other, always. Marija was an amazing Baba who beamed with pride watching Dania and Devin play hockey; spent hours snuggling and reading with Nico; and delighted in every FaceTime she had with her youngest granddaughter Mikaela. She was well liked by many friends and neighbours in Kamloops, particularly in the Sagebrush neighbourhood she called home for 35-years. She was also a lot of fun to be around - and was known for her generosity and openness, her cheese buns, her amazing vegetable garden, her unique sense of humour, and her love of a good prank. Mom took great joy from simple things. She enjoyed sitting in the warmth of the sun; the hummingbirds, butterflies, and flowers in her garden; time spent chatting with her friends over coffee. Most of all, Mom valued her family time with Rudy, her children and grandchildren, sharing a good meal, playing with the grandkids, and simply being together. You are so loved, sweet Marija, Mom, and Baba. We are incredibly proud of you and will carry you in our hearts, always. Special thanks to Dr. Kraig Montalbetti for your kindness and care of Mom. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
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Marjorie Evelyn Sedgman (Griffiths) was born in Kelowna, BC during the Spanish Flu pandemic and died in Kamloops during the Covid-19 pandemic just two days short of her 102nd birthday. Marjorie was a precocious middle child with three sisters Megan, Esther, Olwen, and a brother Jack. (All deceased.) As the daughter of a United Church minister, Marjorie and her siblings spent much of their childhood moving every two or three years, which resulted in many long-standing friendships in southern British Columbia. Marjorie, bursting with energy, loved all sports especially basketball, baseball and track. She performed tricks on her mother’s British bike, teasing and shocking the “old spinsters” across the street. Marjorie was ten years old when the stock market crashed in 1929. The following years of the Great Depression left an indelible mark on her. The church supported the endless stream of people disembarking the train in Vancouver, all looking for work. Marjorie’s father was often paid in the form of food or clothing. One of the girls opened the door one morning to discover a whole slaughtered chicken on the front step! The family moved to Victoria, and Marjorie soon met Keith, the love of her life and her husband of 72 years. He had heard about the Griffiths girls living in Sidney. He and his friends biked all the way from Victoria to check them out! Marjorie’s father arranged a summer job for her with the suffragette Nellie McClung. Marjorie said she was hoping for a “refined” job sorting Nellie’s papers. To her dismay, she was given a shovel and told to plant garlic. No teenager was going to touch Nellie’s papers! At graduation she became a secretary within the civil engineering department at the BC parliament buildings. She had many chance meetings with the artist Emily Carr pushing her baby buggy with her monkey and dog. Marjorie and Keith married in February 1941 at the beginning of World War II. But Marjorie lost her job at the parliament buildings. “They were giving jobs just to unmarried women.” Keith joined the war effort and was posted in Newfoundland as a naval signals officer. Marjorie joined him, travelling alone across Canada on the train. Then crossed the straits to Newfoundland on a blacked-out ferry to avoid U-boats. There she volunteered for the Red Cross baby clinics. Returning to Victoria after the war, Marjorie continued to volunteer for the Victoria Order of Nurses baby clinics. Her son David was born in 1948 and daughter Roma arrived in 1951. Although Marjorie was considered a “homemaker” on official forms, for her it entailed much more. She partnered with Keith in running their new venture - a cherry orchard in Central Saanich. She chased orphaned lambs around the kitchen. And she was good at jumping fences when chased by the ram. Cats, dogs, horses, rabbits and chickens became part of the family. Three gardens, fruit tree maintenance, cherry and apple picking, harvesting and canning kept Marjorie busy. But there was always time for family vacations that included camping and road trips throughout BC. Marjorie was very active with the Shady Creek United Church Women’s group and was a beautiful alto in the choir. With members of the church, she and Keith sponsored a Vietnamese family, the Quachs, enjoying a lasting friendship with them. The sixties brought travel. Boat ownership meant many magical weekends on board, as well as longer trips cruising around the southern tip of Vancouver Island and up through the Georgia Strait and Inside Passage. Marjorie and Keith visited many countries around the world, by cruise ship or car. As they aged, Marjorie and Keith gave up the farm and moved to Amica at Beechwood Village where they made many new friends. The best thing about Marjorie is that she loved people and was genuinely interested in their stories. She had a wicked sense of humour and loved her scotch. She will be greatly missed by her son David (Elaine), and her daughter Roma (Linda). She was Gran to Casey (Nathalie) and Robin (Iain) and GG to Pascal, Vincent, Zoe and Tyson, and Auntie to many nieces and nephews. Marjorie will also be missed by the Quach family: Young, Hong, Kiki and Vivian as well as many devoted friends. Our family thanks the nursing staff of Berwick on the Park and Kamloops Seniors Village for their kind and loving care of Marjorie while she lived in Kamloops. Due to Covid restrictions, the family has opted to celebrate Marjorie’s life online. Anyone wishing to read the tributes and share their own memories can go to Schoening Funeral Service website at: www.schoeningfuneralservice.com We will all celebrate Marjorie’s life in person when we are able to gather safely.
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Patricia Elizabeth Murton
September 7, 1945 - January 25, 2021 On January 25, 2021, Patricia passed away peacefully at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home at the age of 75 years, with her daughters by her side. Patricia’s family would like to express sincere gratitude to the many staff members at Royal Inland Hospital who cared for Patricia with compassion and humour during a very difficult time. Sincere gratitude as well to everyone at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home for the loving care and attention that allowed Patricia to die with dignity, and comforted her family at the same time. Patricia is survived by her children Robin Negus, Dawn Negus and Greg Negus, brother Ronald Murton, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, extended family and dear friends. Grandchildren Jordan Reinhart, Sienna Reinhart and Aleah Negus surrounded Patricia with unconditional love in her final days, and the peace and comfort that provided Patricia was undeniable. Patricia is predeceased by her father James Edward Murton and mother Frances Ruth Murton. At Patricia’s request, there will be no funeral service. If you would like to pay tribute to Patricia’s life, please consider a donation to the Kamloops Hospice Association, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation or simply reach out to a friend or family member and let them know they are loved. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
Barton Keith Wick
September 26, 1946 - January 19, 2021 It is with deep sorrow the family of Bart Wick announces his sudden passing at home on January 19, 2021. Bart is lovingly remembered by wife Thelma, sister Adele (Art), brothers Blair, Merlynn (Shelly), sisters-in-law Barb (Bruce)and Pam. He will be missed by aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends, near and far. Bart was born September 26, 1946 in Bengough, Sk, and moved with his family to Surrey, BC in 1957. He graduated from Queen Elizabeth High School in 1964 and soon joined the Royal Bank of Canada, where he made many great and loyal friends during his 39 year career with RBC. Bart and Thelma retired to their “Little Piece of Paradise “ on the shores of the Shuswap in 2003, spending many winters in Arizona, having happy times and golfing with friends. Bart was a lover of curling bonspiels, a rack of lamb, Crown Royal on ice, and sharing his delicious homemade wine. Above all he especially enjoyed a top down drive in his yellow corvette with his wife of 52 years riding beside him.
Joseph Fernand Gaston Bergeron
Obituaries 1920 - 2021
Fern slipped quietly away to be with his Lord at noon in his 99th year. He leaves behind his loving wife Geraldine (Gerry) of Kamloops, daughters Carole (Roger Tremblay) of Sillery, P.Q. and Roxanne (Vincent Cameron) of Quebec City, and son Luc (Joann) of Fintry, BC. He was predeceased by his parents Oscar and Alice Bergeron, his seven siblings and his first wife Ghislaine Douville of Montreal. Fern was born and raised on a farm six miles north of Ponteix, SK., a French community. He attended Comfort School to Grade Eight (the last grade offered) where he acquired his excellent English skills. After school he worked for neighbours. In 1938, when he was sixteen, due to the dust bowl conditions, the whole family moved to the Eastern Townships of Quebec where his father bought, improved and sold a number of general stores. Fern worked at several jobs (mostly around Sherbrooke) until he enlisted in the RCAF in 1943. After training, Fern was sent to Yorkshire to serve until 1946. After his return to Canada, he went into business with his brother-in-law for two years. He then re-inlisted in the air force in 1948 and served until retirement in 1969 as a MSCTECH with the rank of Sargeant. Over the years, he was posted at many stations (mostly in Ontario and Quebec). However, one posting, to Comox, started his love affair with BC. Shortly after the death of his first wife and retirement, he and Luc moved to Kamloops while the girls opted to remain in Quebec. Fern married Gerry in 1972 in Kamloops. He always had a dream of living in the country, so they bought acreage and lived six years in Tranquille Valley after Luc finished school. They then lived in Criss Creek for 15 years where they had many adventures and made wonderful memories and friends. Always the handyman he enjoyed puttering in his shop and fixing small engines etc. Time dictated a move into town. First to Linden Ave. and then to RiverBend after he had a stroke in 2014. He was often seen around the North Shore on his scooter with his little dog, Smoki. Fern’s interests included golf, anything to do with wildlife, reading and travelling. As well as England, he visited Australia twice, Kenya, Botswana and Zimbabwe, China, Hong Kong and Tibet, Malta, Sicily and Tunisia as well as many areas of the U.S. and Canada. He was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and served several years on the Board of Managers. He had a deep faith that he would spend eternity with his God. The family would like to thank Dr. James Howie, the staff of Trinity, Overlander and Rev. Steve Filyk for their compassionate care for Fern over the past several months. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Children Believe Fund (formerly the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada) would be sincerely appreciated in Fern’s memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
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Peter Kansky was born in Gimili, Manitoba on October 6, 1920. He grew up in Winnipeg Beach with his parents Tatianna (Wazilowski) and John Kanski and 7 siblings. From friendly Manitoba he moved to work in forestry and with his wife Shirley in Cranbrook, BC. His were spent in sunny
He had a passion for the outdoors, fishing, camping, gardening, various sports and reading history. He was a wonderful father/grandfather who was hardworking, helpful, caring, generous and always had a smile to give. Peter enjoyed sharing stories of his past; as a WWII veteran he often spoke of his travels through Europe. With a calm attitude, positive energy and much love of life and people ... he achieved his goal to live to 100 years. Peter passed away peacefully on January 15, 2021 in Kamloops, BC. (Special thanks to the staff at Ponderosa Lodge). He is predeceased by his wife Shirley and sisters Mary, Helen, Karolina and Pauline. He is survived by his brothers Bill and Mike and sister Nellie, his sons Kevin and Greg and grandkids Kyle and Jenna. Peter left a lasting impression on many people. He will be deeply missed.
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We will miss you dearly Bart. Our memories of you will always be in our hearts.
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April 28, 1922 - January 21, 2021
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WEDNESDAY, February 3, 2021
Peter Liesch On January 17, 2021, Peter Liesch passed away quietly as a result of a lifelong lived. He was born February 1, 1931 in Winkler, Manitoba and would be the second oldest of his other 8 siblings all of whom he outlived but his younger brother Ed. Together they were all raised on the family farm in Carmen, Manitoba. While none would ever call Peter a power hungry man, he dedicated his career to it early on by becoming a Red Seal Electrician and gaining employment with the Manitoba Power Commission. He hopped a train west to make his way in the world to continue to help support his mother and siblings, who remained on the farm, and after a brief stint in the logging industry landed a lineman position with British Columbia Power Commission (BC Hydro). He would quickly progress to various management roles up until he retired in 1988 as District Manager in the BC Interior. Launching his BC career in Port Alberni, he met Lillian Pryzynk and convinced her to marry him in 1957. Together they built their family of five children, Dan, Donna, Diana, Kathleen and Nancy. He is survived by all except Diana who Peter and Lil lost far too early. Not only was he a devoted family man but he was a community man as well. As his job sent him to the interior of BC to build the power grid and to connect rural communities to it, he was always active anywhere he lived whether as a BC Lions member, as a volunteer paramedic, as a 100 Mile House pioneering golf course enthusiast, as a board member of the Cache Creek Semlin Valley Public golf course, as a school board official or as an avid fisherman (a faint whisper of the historic Thompson Steelhead run was all it took to be regaled with the tale of a day long battle in the South Thompson to land the big one). Peter’s practical and pragmatic sensibilities, work ethic and spirit of fun would find him adding value deeply in communities and to anyone who needed help, including travellers stranded along the Trans Canada Highway who he wouldn’t hesitate to open up his home to, often to his family’s surprise. Wishing to remain in the thick of it all, in retirement he also took up a part-time post as a Detention Guard for several years with the Ashcroft RCMP detachment. Over their 63+ years of marriage, Peter and Lil’s family has grown to include eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren (so far) all of whom he loved dearly and all of whom love him equally in return. Peter loved a good story and while his enthusiastic story telling will be missed his stories will be long remembered (he repeated the good ones often) as his family continues to flourish from the strong foundation he has laid. Peter was proud of many things but perhaps most notably that he collected a pension longer than he contributed to it.
Death be not proud for Peter will live on forever in our hearts, in our memories and in our own stories. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
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Harold Douglas Abbott It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Dad, Harold Abbott, loved by family and friends. He passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Zion Park Home in Surrey, BC. Harold was just a few weeks short of his 91st birthday. Harold is predeceased by his parents (Pearl and George Abbott), his loving wife of many years Madeline (Dyson), daughter Linda (White), brother Eddy and sister Marilyn. He leaves behind from his first marriage to Lena Wowchuk, his daughters Christine (Rob), Brenda (Duncan), Anita, and son Doug (Peggy), ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many dear friends - some of whom he had known since childhood in Arcola, Saskatchewan. We are very grateful to the devoted and attentive staff at Zion Park Home for the excellent care Dad received and for their unfaltering kindness. Thanks to all his good friends and extended family for all their kindness and caring throughout the years. A memorial and celebration of life will be held for Harold and Madeline post-COVID when all is safe once again. If you wish, may we suggest in lieu of flowers a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association of Canada. Please visit Henderson’s Langley Funeral Home website recent obituaries for Dad’s full obituary.
Each Loss Each loss is very diﬀerent, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear? Good times we had together, The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared. I never dreamed you’d go away, Never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here Took for granted each tomorrow. Now my life is all confused Since you went away. You took a part of me And for help I daily pray. But when God sent you to me He never said that you were mine, That I could keep you always – Only borrowed for a time. Now, He’s called you home, I’m sad and I shed tears. Yet I’m glad He loaned you to me And we had these many years.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ercolino Cesario. Ercolino was born in San Giovanni in Fiore Italy on June 1, 1940. He leaves behind to mourn their loss his beloved wife of 52 years Franca; sister Ines from Winnipeg and children Maria (Rich) and Amedeo (Dawn); brother Aldo (Lorraine) and children Phillip, Lucy and Emily; brother Ugo from Vernon (Linda) and daughter Deanna; brother Fausto (Carmelina) and children Viviana (Mark), Franco and Mirella from Winnipeg; sister Carmelina from Italy and children Enzo, Sergio and Loredana; sister-in-law Olga from Kamloops (Camillo) and children Adela, Adam, Rob (Airesse); brother-inlaw Tony (Dawn) and children Brea and Delaine; sister-in-law Josie (Joe) and children Tanya (Eduardo) and Aldo; sister-inlaw Daniela and children Marco and Sienna. As well as many great nieces and nephews. He started work as a fireman in Italy then moved to Germany and worked in a paper warehouse. In 1966 he moved to Winnipeg where he met Franca and married her in 1968. He was a well-known butcher in Winnipeg. Then in 1980 he moved to Kamloops as his final residence where he worked for a construction company until he retired. Ercolino was an avid member of the Colombo Lodge where he was in charge of phoning the kids in to work. All the servers knew him for his jokes and humour. Ercolino had a love for fishing, camping, RVing and cooking. One of his favourite spots was Lac Le Jeune. He enjoyed entertaining with many family and friends and sharing his love for food. His nieces and nephews will always remember him being Santa Claus and handing out gifts. Due to Covid, a private service will be held to place Ercolino to rest at Hillside Cemetery. You will forever be in our hearts. Condolences to be sent to www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
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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