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KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021 | Volume 34 No. 6 #YKASTRONG

A GREAT WAR MARTYR’S LINK TO KAMLOOPS

Letters found amid storage in a Westsyde home provide a fascinating glimpse into the life and death of nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed by the Germans in the First World War for aiding Allied soldiers behind enemy lines

STORY, PAGES A14/A15

PHOTO COURTESY JASPER YELLOWHEAD MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

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CURBSIDE ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION

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

The City is seeking public input into the design of a residential curbside organic waste collection program to help residents divert more waste from the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and return organic material to the soil ecosystem. Did you know? Organic waste that ends up in our landfill utilizes valuable landfill space and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions (primarily methane) in our community.

February 22, 2021 2:00 pm - Community Relations Committee Meeting Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street February 23, 2021 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

An information gathering and public consultation phase is now underway. The timing of a future pilot program and full implementation will depend on successful grant funding. Visit our Let’s Talk web page to learn more about what items would be included in organic waste collection, to read FAQs about the program, to take a quick poll, and to subscribe to project updates.

February 24, 2021 2:00 pm - Finance Committee Meeting Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street March 8, 2021 1:30 pm - Civic Operations Committee Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street

LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Organics

March 9, 2021 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street March 11, 2021 9:00 am - Community Services Committee Meeting Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street The complete 2021 Council Calendar is available online at: Kamloops.ca/CouncilCalendar

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

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

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Summit Downtown Connection • Ask a question, discussion forum Curbside Organic Waste Collection • Ask a question, quick Poll,

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

WOOD STOVE REBATE PROGRAMS

CITY OF KAMLOOPS ENGAGEMENT GROUPS

VIRTUAL FAMILY DAY WITH THE KMA

Do you have an older, uncertified wood-burning appliance? You may be eligible for rebates!

CALL FOR COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

Heritage Explorers is a series of virtual programs that explore different cultures through family-friendly stories and crafts. The online activity will be available on the KMA YouTube channel, Kamloops Museum, on February 12, at 9:30 am.

Wood Stove & Fireplace Exchange Program • rebate of up to $800 (plus a $300 FortisBC rebate for gas appliances) to homeowners who remove and replace an eligible wood-burning appliance with a new lower-emission one from an authorized program retailer

Wood Stove Scrap-It Program • $200 rebate to homeowners who remove an uncertified wood-burning stoves (without replacing it). • pre-registration is required to determine program eligibility For a list of authorized program retailers and to find out if you quality for rebates, visit: Kamloops.ca/WoodStove

The City is seeking applications from Kamloops residents who are interested in serving on a volunteer basis for the following engagement groups, which support the work of the Development and Sustainability Committee.

Agricultural Engagement Group Current openings for two community members for a two-year term (at least four meetings per year).

Development Cost Charges (DCC) Engagement Group Current openings for two community members for a one-year term (at least four meetings per year). For eligibility requirements and application instructions visit: Kamloops.ca/Volunteer

The KMA is committed to accessible recreation and will have limited number of pre-made craft kits available for pickup between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm on February 12 and 13. Supplies are limited; maximum one craft kit per family. A full craft supply list for activities is available on KMA’s social media channels: • YouTube - Kamloops Museum • Facebook - @KamloopsMuseum • Instagram - @KamloopsMuseum The Province of British Columbia has provided the Kamloops Museum and Archives a grant in support of our free virtual Family Day activity.

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STRAIGHT TALK ON CITY TAX HIKE WILL POST-PARALYSIS LIFE BE LESS THAN 1%

CHICKEN OR EGG? CHOICE IS YOURS

Evan Mutrie discusses what Kyrell Sopotyk may be facing in the future

You can now rent a bird or hatch the chick right in your home

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Hudson Jones makes a save between the boots (pipes) against his brother Logan and father Byron Jones on the frozen pond at Albert McGowan Park. The trio — and the family dog — took advantage of the weather to lace up their skates for some fresh air. Weather conditions for at least the next week are favourable for outdoor skating, but shinny will be played amid much colder temps as an Arctic cold front has led to the chilliest mercury readings this winter. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

TODAY’S FLYERS

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WEATHER ALMANAC Today Sunny/cold Hi: -10 C Low: -18 C One year ago Hi: 2 .2 C Low: -7 .2 C Record High 12 .2 C (1921,1977) Record Low -26 .7 C (1939)

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The acting chief of the T’kemlups te Secwepemc First Nation says COVID-19 cases are rapidly emerging in the community. Acting Chief Justin Gottfriedson, who is filling in for Chief Rosanne Casimir following a COVID-19 diagnosis of her own, said the community went from 12 to 20 cases over the weekend. “Exposures are happening at a rapid rate. Numbers are starting to double,” he wrote in a letter to the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc community posted to Facebook on Monday. The letter asks people to stay home if they have symptoms, to use physical distancing and to wear masks. “It is hard not to visit our friends and fam-

ily. That is not our way. But it is time to stay vigilant,” he wrote. Gottfriedson said vaccines are on the way, but noted there is no definitive date they will be received. B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination plan includes Indigenous seniors ages 65 and older in its second phase, which is supposed to take place from February to March. But recent supply-related delays have limited the number of vaccines available to administer. Gottfriedson said until everyone is vaccinated, health guidelines need to be followed. “We need to continue to look after ourselves and each other by being committed to upholding COVID compliance measures,” he wrote. Gottfriedson says band members who require COVID-related support can contact

Ron Tronson and the emergency line at 1-877-346-0792. Casimir announced on Feb. 5 that she and her husband had tested positive for COVID-19. Casimir appealed to others to be safe, noting she contracted COVID-19 even while following advice of health officials. “I am an example of someone who has kept my bubble small, upheld all the safety precautions, wore a mask, washed my hands and still caught the virus,” she said. “I am proof that even one person from your household bubble can bring home the virus. Take every precaution you can. Continue to practise and limit exposure. Stay home as much as possible. Wear a mask if you must go out to public places and wash your hands frequently.”

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woman told KTW. Kamloops RCMP confirmed receiving this report and told KTW police followed up with the registered owner of the vehicle. Police said the man said he had mistakenly thought the woman’s van was someone else’s and apologized. Police then followed up with the woman who made the report, Const. Crystal Evelyn said. The woman said an officer was in contact with her later that night to tell her the man had mistakenly tried to enter her car. She said the officer called her back the next morning to say the man admitted to being there for a drug deal, but that there was nothing crime-related with which police could follow through. “It just didn’t make any sense,” the woman said. “Why would they approach a random van, seeing two women inside of it, and then try yanking on my vehicle doors? I don’t know how drug deals work, but I feel like that was really weird.” She said she is disappointed with how her call was handled and considered filing a complaint. The woman said she had heard recent rumours of abduction attempts and, at the time, that thought crossed her mind. “They were very scary individuals,” she said. Looking back on the experience, she said she is not sure what their intent was, but she doesn’t believe the men were there for a drug deal. A separate report from Sunday involved a woman calling police to report a suspicious occurrence. Evelyn said a woman reported being at the Real Canadian Superstore in Kamloops at 6:45 p.m., when a male passenger in a pickup truck asked her for change so he could use a shopping cart. Evelyn said the woman got startled and left the area,

but there was nothing to suggest she was being followed after that. Evelyn said police had no other reports from the weekend that may have matched the description of an abduction attempt, noting any that do will be flagged by a watch commander and the public notified if public safety is at risk. “In this case, it appears this was a misunderstanding, fortunately, and there’s been nothing that I’m aware of to suggest anyone is out there actively looking to abduct people,” Evelyn said. In any event, police advise people to always be aware and alert of their surroundings. People should avoid distractions such as cellphones and earbuds, avoid confrontations, wear brightcoloured clothing, walk in pairs or groups and call police if they feel unsafe or see a crime in progress. As for people who may be reacting to second- and third-hand social media reports of alleged events, Evelyn advised people to ask themselves: Who is providing the information? “Is it a first-hand account? Is it a third-party report? Do you know the person it happened to? Is it a shared post? And so on,” Evelyn said. She added that when third-hand information is shared without being verified, it can cause unnecessary alarm and fear, noting it is always good to slow down and verify the information. “That being said, police take possible abductions extremely seriously,” Evelyn said. “We encourage the public to report suspicious activities immediately and directly to police, not through social media. “Police need to be able to investigate information received and gather evidence and, to do that, the incident needs to be reported to police directly.”


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Property taxes will rise less than one per cent, an additional $20.72 for the average household ($469,000 assessed value). During a lengthy budget meeting on Tuesday, council approved all but two of 15 supplemental items, bumping the tax hike from .27 per cent to .93 per cent. Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said it is the lowest tax increase in more than a decade. “Unusual times require unusual actions,” he said. Six new staff were approved: two firefighters ($200,000; .17 per cent tax implication), an RCMP crime analyst ($97,000; .08 per cent), two parks staff ($169,000; .06 per cent) and an archaeologist ($100,000; no tax implication). Christian described positions as “critical.” The analyst provides data to inform policy and policing, while parks staff protect increasingly utilized outdoor space. Meanwhile, the city spent, on average, $600,000 per year on archaeological consulting over the past three years. An in-house archaeologist will result in savings. Council voted unanimously to approve all of the

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new positions, totalling more than a half-million dollars. Also approved were $750,000 from the city’s community safety reserve to plan an expansion of the RCMP’s Battle Street detachment and 37 pedestrian crossing upgrades, half-a-million dollars annually for several years. Work will begin this year. KTW previously reported that all supplementals, if approved, would result in a tax hike of about a half per cent increase. On Tuesday, council decided to split funding of the crossings — half from taxation and half from community works funds. Coun. Mike O’Reilly was opposed, with the remaining eight on council voting in favour. Meanwhile, Coun. Denis Walsh voted against earmarking funds over multiple years for boat launch improvements. Walsh suggested review of Pioneer Park as an appropriate place for a boat launch. An amendment by him to delete funding for improvements to that boat launch failed. Earmarking of funds for a protective services training facility in coming years, at a cost of $8 million, was also dismissed. Staff had said most of the costs would be offset by cost savings

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There will be a changing of the guard in the local MP’s office as Conservative member of Parliament Cathy McLeod has announced she will not seek re-election. When the next election is held is anyone’s guess, but with a Liberal minority government, political pundits have been eyeing a vote sooner than later, theorizing that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try to emulate the actions of B.C. Premier John Horgan, who withstood criticism and called an election amid the pandemic last year. The gamble paid off as Horgan’s NDP went from a minority government to commanding a decisive majority. When the next federal election is held, will the KamloopsThompson-Cariboo riding stay blue or swing to another party? A more pertinent question: Will voters cast a ballot for a party or a person? McLeod served four terms and enjoyed her largest margin of victory in the 2019 election. She has been an effective MP — based on her work with constituents and her labour in bringing federal money to the region while a government MP. McLeod has also avoided being caught in the occasional spotlight of Conservative controversies and, to her credit, has not been shy to express her opinions opposing some of her fellow Conservative MPs’ viewpoints. McLeod and her predecessor, Betty Hinton, combined for a twodecade run of Conservative/Canadian Alliance MPs locally. The voters’ switch to the right in 2000 was significant as the previous 20 years saw New Democrat Nelson Riis control the MP’s office. Riis was elected in 1980, defeating Conservative Don Cameron, who had defeated Liberal Len Marchand. Will voters decide to ride another political swing or will their loyalties lie more in which candidate is likely to be part of government, something that has happened locally for only nine of the past 31 years? The political intrigue is only beginning. Robert W. Doull President Aberdeen Publishing Inc. EDITORIAL Publisher: Robert W. Doull Editor: Christopher Foulds Newsroom staff: Dave Eagles Marty Hastings Jessica Wallace Sean Brady Michael Potestio SALES STAFF: Linda Skelly Jodi Lawrence Liz Spivey Bronwyn Lourens

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n the past year, I’ve missed many events and outings that are usually a regular part of my life. The Kamloopa Powwow, Blazers’ games, chamber of commerce events, Rotary Crabfest, Operation Red Nose and Western Canada Theatre productions — the list of events that connect our community goes on and on. These events were fun for me, something I enjoyed doing in my personal time. Since being elected to council, I’ve also found them to be great opportunities to hear from residents about issues that were on their minds on any given day. These were times where I could learn about concerns and problems, things we were doing right and, of course, things we were doing wrong or that could use improvement. This past year has brought me face to face with the question: Without these events, how do we as local government representatives connect with the 100,000-plus people we represent? How do we continue to check the pulse of the community? How do we continue to get feedback from our residents when we can no longer see them in person? Some people point to social media as a good way to request feedback. While I’m not sure Twitter and Facebook should be driving our policy decisions, we certainly do turn to these channels when appropriate. I would say social media input has provided some context to our conversations since the pandemic

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CITY HALL began. But it is important to remember that not all residents have access to or use social media. Council will continue to promote the city’s Let’s Talk webpage for residents to provide feedback on major projects and specific issues. But what about the items you, as residents, want to talk about? I don’t mean topics we ask to hear from you on, but topics you want to talk about. You know, the snow-clearing process, pesky potholes or the ideal recreational swim time at our pools. We know your concerns haven’t gone away. We just need to hear about them in a different way. And I want to help bridge that gap here. As impersonal as it feels, the best way for us to hear from you at this time is through email or phone calls. The fact is, we don’t know what we don’t know. We need you, our eyes and ears on the ground, to continue reaching out to let us know where we’re getting it right and where we can do better.

In turn, I can reassure you that myself and all of my council colleagues are doing everything we can to listen and help the people (you) who put us where we are. Collectively, we are trying to think outside the box on how to better connect with residents. While it seems “old school,” we are talking about things like writing letters to the editor in Kamloops This Week, holding virtual town halls and even having a monthly call-in AM radio show. These tried and tested communications methods, while maybe no longer cutting edge, provide reliable tools for the toolbox that we need to connect with residents. Speaking of tried and tested communications tools, I can tell you one of the biggest highlights of being on council so far was receiving an envelope full of handwritten letters from Kamloops Minor Hockey Association players, thanking council for opening a hockey rink. Sure, it wasn’t on the internet, but perhaps that is why the impact was felt so strongly around the horseshoe. The personal touch of a handwritten letter goes a long way, even in 2021. We are all listening and we’re still here to serve. All of council’s individual emails and cellphone numbers are listed online at kamloops.ca/cityhall/city-government/city-council. Mike O’Reilly is a Kamloops councillor. Council columns appear monthly in KTW and online at kamloopsthisweek.com. O’Reilly can be contacted via email at moreilly@kamloops.ca


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KEEP SUPPORTING OUR HEALTH-CARE EMPLOYEES IN 2021 Editor: Regarding the recent COVID19 outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital, there are some things the public should consider. Not everyone is the spouse of a health-care worker, but, without a doubt, every health-care worker has a home life. There are times when one might give a few moments’ thought to whether their partner is going to be sworn at or hit while on shift. You are thankful when they come home safe and are at times a bit quiet because something has happened and you know they can’t talk about it. During the pandemic, you bid them a good day/evening/ night as they leave for the hospital. When they come home, they enter through the downstairs door, put their clothes in the washing machine and have a shower. You might have a hot supper ready.

After they have eaten and played with the dog, you are both thankful for another shift completed. There is always that sense of wonder in the back of your minds — has there been contact with the COVID-19 virus? I hope home life for the staff at Royal Inland Hospital is with a partner who is supportive and understanding. I spent some time on the surgical floor in the fall of 2009. Although I tried to be a model patient, I sure didn’t feel like being a nice guy. The staff in that unit put up with a lot of people who are in pain, who are grumpy and who are tired of being there. Let’s see all hospital workers through this outbreak and support them the best we can.

Editor: It was unfortunate that Kamloops council decided not to make 2021 the Year of the Cyclist. It was an opportunity to raise the profile of one form of active transportation and make Kamloops a more livable city. The city is currently lagging in cycling infrastructure as compared to most cities in North America. The lack of cycling infrastructure is plainly evident if one does a Google Map search for a bike route across the city from east to west. The recommended route includes one non-existing path and use of a section of the Trans-Canada Highway, where cycling is prohibited. Having noted that, the newly proposed connections on Summit Drive and sixth Avenue are a step in the right direction — and kudos to the city for recognizing the AAA (all

ages and abilities standard). However, we need to consider other regions of the city, such as the North Shore, and the potential for a major cycling hub at TRU. In addition, the city needs to consider active transportation more broadly. For example, advances in micromobility devices (e.g., eKickScooters) have far outpaced regulation, but can fill an important gap in active transportation options. Since the city passed a restrictive bylaw (23-63) on micromobility use, huge advances have been made. They now include brakes and have batteries with enough stored energy to carry a user from Westsyde to Aberdeen. They are designed for sidewalk use (no new infrastructure) and could be attractive to those who fear riding a bike on our roadways. The

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The trial of one of two Kamloops man charged in connection with a 2019 slaying in Brocklehurst is now underway in B.C. Supreme Court. Hugh McIntosh, 52, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder, counts stemming from an incident at a residence on Feb.

15, 2019, that left one man dead and a woman with gunshot wounds to the face. Monday (Feb. 8) marked the first day of what will be a fourweek trial in which the Crown plans to call two-dozen witnesses. McIntosh, who is in custody, has pleaded not guilty. McIntosh has been charged alongside Gordie Braaten, who will be tried by a separate jury in a separate trial beginning next month.

As the details on the evidence presented during the McIntosh trial will overlap with those forthcoming proceedings, KTW will refrain from reporting the details of the McIntosh case until Braaten’s trial is underway, which is expected to occur during the week of March 22. The McIntosh case is the first jury trial in Kamloops to take place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 14-person jury is

separated by Plexiglass and equipped with masks during the trial. A jury usually consists of 12 members, but Justice Dev Dley expanded it to 14 given the anticipated length of proceedings to ensure a full-12 person jury can participate in deliberations. The law requires only a 12-person jury deliberate and two will be excused beforehand by random number draw at the conclusion of trial.

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Work resuming after death at mine KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Partial underground mining has resumed at the New Afton mine southwest of Kamloops following a mudslide that killed one worker and injured two others. Contract driller Ray Rosenberg, a 35-year-old father of four, was killed in the very early morning hours of Feb. 2. The mud-rush incident, which involved a sudden influx of waterlogged material into the shallow mine working area under the mine’s Lift 1 cave, occurred at 1:40 a.m. that morning. Two other workers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. “As we move forward, our primary focus remains on the health, safety and well-being of our employees, contractors and their fami-

lies and we will continue to provide counselling and support for them,” New Gold president and CEO Renaud Adams said in a statement. The company resumed surface operations on Feb. 5 and has now continued ore extraction operations in a limited capacity. Investigators from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation’s mine investigation unit are still looking into the incident. The area where the mudslide occurred remains closed. A GoFundMe campaign created to support the family of Rosenberg has so far raised more than $122,000. The campaign can be found by going online to gofundme.com and searching “Helping a fallen miner’s family - Ray Rosenberg.”

City home prices keep rising SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER sbrday@kamloopsthisweek.com

The number of offers for Kamloops homes on the market has been growing, according to the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association. In January, the average price of a single-family residential home sold in Kamloops was $517,304, up 17 per cent from January 2020. Over the past year, Kamloops saw 2,315 homes change hands, an increase of six per cent over 2019 figures. The average sales price was up nine per cent over that same period, according to KADREA. (The Kamloops real estate area includes all neighbourhoods in city limits, plus Sun Peaks, Tobiano, Cherry Creek, Sun Rivers, Pinantan, Knutsford and Lac le Jeune.) However, while the market is strong, as it has been for the past seven months following a

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called Love-Care-Share. It’s happening on Friday and Saturday night this coming weekend (Feb. 12 and Feb. 13) and you can pick either date. Carly Schmidt from Kamloops Art Party will give us step by step instructions on how to make a beautiful vase. All of the supplies, paints and crafts will be dropped off at your house, along with a treat from Save-On-Foods. You can create the vase by yourself or make it a team effort with your kids, your partner or anyone else living in your home. Carly will be helping us create a masterpiece that you get to keep. Perhaps you would like to give it to someone special, such as a frontline worker, a healthcare employee, a co-worker, a lonely senior in long-term care or someone recovering from COVID-19. Kamloops is such a gener-

Read more local news online at kamloopsthisweek.com brief two-month downturn due to the pandemic in the spring of 2020, the issue of low inventory remains. “We’ve been keeping a keen eye on the alarming active inventory numbers, as demand in the region for single-family homes is expected to continue,” KADREA president Wendy Runge said. “Not many of my colleagues out there would deny that the average number of offers we receive per listing has been growing.” Runge said “just enough” homes are being listed each month to cater to ever-rising demand. Other areas in the real estate district have also shown growth.

Merritt and area, including Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton and Lillooet, has seen a five per cent increase in the number of sales over the past year, to 313, and a 19 per cent increase in average sales price, to $305,000. Barriere and area, including Clearwater and McLure, has seen a whopping 37.3 per cent increase in the number of sales, to 158, and a sales price increase of nearly 20 per cent, to an average price of $287,000. Chase and area, which includes the North and South Shuswap, Monte Lake, Westwold and Pritchard, has seen 12.7 per cent more sales, up to 124, and an average sales price increase by 7.5 per cent, to $490,000. Logan Lake and its surrounding area is the only region not to see an increase in sales prices, down 3.7 per cent, to an average price of $255,000. There were 88 sales last year, up 23.9 per cent.

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ous and kind city. We always step up when needed. The Love-Care-Share event is only $55, money that goes to the Kamloops Brain Injury Association. I am also donating a $50 gift certificate to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory that will go to one of the participants. It is going to be fun, affordable and it for a great cause. Plus, it offers a chance to spread love instead of COVID-19! If you are looking to surprise someone with a thoughtful Valentine’s gift, this is it. Register them online to participate this Friday or Saturday night for an hour. All the details — including a photo of the vase you will be creating with Carly — are online at www.kbia.ca. If you are happy and single, contact me via email at holmes@wheretheheartis. ca and I will let Cupid know to watch out for you.

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New COVID-19 guidelines for K-12 in place COVID-19 SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER sbrady@kamloopsthisweek.com

Changes have been made to K-12 COVID-19 guidelines, with additional mask use, cleaning and physicaldistancing measures put in place. With the new guidelines, all middle school and secondary school students, as well as all kindergarten to Grade 12 staff, will be required to wear masks inside schools, unless eating or at their desks. Mask use remains optional for elementary school students, with parents to decide. The new requirement applies to all indoor areas, with the only exceptions being when drinking or eating or when sitting or standing at a workstation with a barrier in place. The change comes with about 90 days left in the 2020-2021 school year.

The announcement was made on Thursday morning (Feb. 4) by Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. School Trustees’ Association president Stephanie Higginson. Other changes include further guidelines in physical education and music classes. High intensity activities should now be done outdoors, whenever possible, shared equipment must be cleaned between use using new guidelines, students using equipment or instruments must be spaced two metres apart and masks must be worn while singing. Funding to support the new initiatives amounts to $121.2 million in federal funding to help school districts support students and staff until the end of the year. Henry said there have been a concerning amount

of recent exposures, including one involving a variant case in a Fraser Health high school, which Henry said was not transmitted. “Schools are a reflection of our communities, so I anticipate that as we continue to have spread in our communities, we will continue to have exposures,” she said. Henry also said rapid response teams have been put together by health authorities to support schools when exposures happen. “Masks, by themselves, are not the answer. But combined with our other layers, they can make a difference,” Henry said. The BC Teachers’ Federation responded to the measures with praise and concern. “Today’s changes will make schools safer and that is welcome news. However, the changes do not include improvements to school den-

sity, ventilation, or the ongoing inadequacy of contact tracing,” BCTF president Terri Mooring said. We need the government, school districts, and health authorities to step up and make improvements in those areas as well. More can be done to protect teachers, other education workers, students, and the families we all go home to. The employer and health officials have the power to take those steps.” The union would like to see the term “not recommended” removed from mask use guidance in elementary schools, saying doing so will make it easier for teachers and school staffs to encourage more mask wearing. The BCTF said parents and caregivers can help by ensuring their children go to school with masks, arguing school districts should supply additional masks to students and staffs.

outbreak at group home Another outbreak has been declared in Kamloops, at a group home in the Parkcrest area. The outbreak spans two group homes on different floors of the same building, at Singh House and Highridge Home, located at the corner of Parkcrest Avenue and Singh Street. Six staff members in the building have tested positive for COVID-19. Interior Health is investigating the outbreak and currently conducting contact tracing. Visits to the site have been suspended and affected staff have been directed to isolate themselves. There are three other active outbreaks in the city, including Royal Inland Hospital, Westsyde Care Residences and Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre. As of Monday night, the outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital had produced 102 cases, affecting 36 patients and 66 staff, with one death connected to the outbreak. Of those cases, 46 are active.

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Pipeline expansion project set to resume work this week KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Following a near two-month shutdown, the work on the multibillion-dollar Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, including in Kamloops, is set to resume. KTW contacted Trans Mountain on the weekend, asking for an update on the status of the project, and was told by a spokesperson that the Crown corporation was “taking the time now to renew and reinforce our commitments to the people and communities who are relying on us to complete this project in a safe, timely and efficient manner.” On Monday, Trans Mountain announced it would be restarting the project this week. “Following a voluntary review of its safety and workplace practices, the Trans Mountain Expansion project has begun the restart process for construction,” it said in a statement. “A staged remobilization of the company’s 7,000-strong workforce will begin this week.” On Dec. 17, Trans Mountain shut down all of its sites between Edmonton and Burnaby. The shutdown was a few days earlier than scheduled for the Christmas break and came in the wake of an Oct. 27 death in Edmonton and a serious injury in

Crews will return to Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project sites from Edmonton to Burnaby, including this work site in Batchelor Heights. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

Burnaby on Dec. 15. In addition, as of Dec. 28, there had been 91 workers along the 1,150-kilometre route testing positive for COVID-19. Trans Mountain initially said it would resume work on Jan. 4, but sites have been empty since Dec. 17. The Crown corporation said the shutdown allowed it to undertake a thorough review and examination of all workplace safety protocols and practices. “The Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board) and other regulators continue to independently examine these events and Trans Mountain is working in full cooperation with their respective inquiries,” the company’s statement said, noting it has identified” enhancements to safety measures,” some of which may have been contributing factors to the events of the past few months. The company focused on and reviewed matters

of compliance, communication, near-miss worksite reviews and reporting, along with workers’ fitness for duty, as a post-incident investigation revealed an isolated case of an employee failing a drug and alcohol test. Trans Mountain said the restart process will begin with the safety re-training and re-orientation of all supervisors and workers before construction resumes. Specific enhancements to Trans Mountain’s safety procedures include: • More rigorous job-site safety training, particularly regarding the safe operation of equipment in proximity to other workers and communication between workers; • Enhanced worksite inspections and regular audits; • Rigorous incident and near-miss reporting supported by corrective action plans and systems; • Upgraded communications equipment and protocols for its effective operation on job sites;

• Strengthened site supervision and the identification of daily site safety champions; • Better prior safety planning around higher-risk work, including the completion of detailed worksite plans to control personnel movements, heavy equipment locations and supervisory responsibilities; • Augmented fitness for duty assessments, including drug and alcohol testing; • Increased hiring and training of personnel specifically responsible for ensuring safety during higher-risk work and day-to-day operations. Every worker returning to the project will undergo a COVID-19 test and a fitness for duty test before being allowed on a job site. As of the end of 2020, about 20 per cent of the

pipeline expansion project had been completed, with 2021 expected to be the peak construction period, with thousands of people working in hundreds of sites across Alberta and British Columbia. The federal government bought the pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion in August 2018 and the expansion project is expected to cost $12.6 billion. Once completed, the pipeline route’s capacity will triple, being able to carry 890,000 barrels of crude and refined oil per day from the current volume of 300,000 barrels per day. Surerus Murphy Joint Venture is the contractor for the B.C. Interior portion of the project between Black Pines and the Coquihalla Summit, including Kamloops. That portion is known as Spread 5A.

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From the Great War to Westsyde — in words Edith Cavell’s mother’s letter of Dec. 8, 1915, to Rev. Philip Stocks (left), less than two months after Edith was executed in Belgium by the German army.

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he story of a renowned British First World War martyr, executed by the Germans while helping Allied soldiers behind enemy lines in Europe, is being told in Kamloops through letters unearthed in a home in Westsyde. Eighty-seven-year-old Joan Sabo, a former Royal Inland Hospital nurse who lives with her husband in Westsyde, stumbled upon letters while cleaning out boxes in her house and is sharing her family story, which dates back more than a century. “I just thought maybe there would be someone who would be interested in it,” she said. Sabo’s grandfather, Rev. Philip Stocks, whom she never met, had an Anglican church in Belgium before the Great War, in the early 1900s. Among church attendees was British nurse Edith Cavell, who would later become a First World War heroine, killed by the Germans for aiding in the escape of Allied soldiers. Cavell’s death received worldwide condemnation and fuelled Allied propaganda. Memorials can be found in England and Canada, including a Rocky Mountain peak named after Cavell. Sabo’s family knew Cavell. “Mom talked about like she was a friend,” Sabo said, noting Cavell would visit her mother’s childhood home, go to church with and care for her family members in hospital. “And I didn’t give it much cred-

it, you know. It was just something that was in our family.” According to Historic England, the British government’s heritage institution, the Germans quickly invaded Belgium during the First World War and Cavell helped Allied soldiers caught behind enemy lines. Cavell was arrested in August of 1915, charged with treason and sentenced to death. Diplomatic efforts were made to save her, but she was shot and killed on Oct. 12, 1915, about two months after her arrest. Her death, according to Historic England, became “a rallying call for recruitment to the

Allied cause.” Sabo told KTW that Cavell had sought communion from Sabo’s grandfather, Stocks. Stocks, however, was out of the country. Handwritten notes provided to KTW and believed to be written by Stocks shed light on his absence. “We went for our holiday last July to Scotland, where I had a locum tenancy for an old friend of ours, who is a Canon at St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth,” the note states. “There was of course then not the faintest sign of war. After we had been at Perth about a fortnight, war was declared; but there was no indication for some time

that the German Army would treat Belgium otherwise than as a thoroughfare to France, or would come out of its way to occupy Brussels; nor did I receive any indication that I was needed there, where I had left matters in the hands of the assistant Chaplain, a man of experience and ability.” Sabo said Stocks attempted to return to Belgium to provide communion to Cavell as she languished in German custody, but he was unable to cross the English Channel, due to the war. Stocks wrote to Cavell’s mother, Louisa Sophia Cavell, after Cavell’s death and Cavell’s mother responded. Stocks’ family has held on to that letter, which is dated Dec. 8, 1915 (about two months after Cavell’s death) and it provides a slice of history about a renowned Great War heroine, including her time spent in prison awaiting execution. In the letter, signed “L. S. Cavell,” Cavell’s mother thanked Stocks for his sympathy and comments made about Cavell’s work in Brussels. She talked about the pain

of her daughter’s death, hope and belief her daughter was in heaven and her desire for a “speedy reunion.” “For I am in my 81st year — it can only be ‘a little while,’” Cavell’s mother wrote to Stocks. She died in 1918, three years after penning the letter. In addition, she described letters received from around the world and flowers and fruit sent to Cavell in her prison cell, which Cavell’s mom described as “quite a bower (attractive dwelling).” Cavell’s mother also discussed in the letter a memorial — a white marble statue with a grey granite background — that was to be erected near Trafalgar Square in London, in honour of her daughter. Historic England describes that memorial as commemorating “one of the most famous civilian casualties of the First World War.” It also describes Cavell as a “genuine victim and propaganda cult figure.” Cavell’s mother said in the letter that another daughter went to look at drawings of the statue and described it as “beautiful.” Historic England also noted words spoken by Cavell to a priest on the eve of her execution (the priest that should have been Stocks) are inscribed on the statue that remains standing in London today: “Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone.” “I’d love to go and see that,” Sabo told KTW. See HONOURING, A15


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ABOVE: A ceremony is held in the early 1900s in Jasper in honour of Edith Cavell. The ceremony was held at the foot of Mount Edith Cavell. JASPER-YELLOWHEAD MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES PHOTO RIGHT: This statue can be found today near Trafalgar Square in London, England. Inscribed on the base are words Cavell spoke to a a priest on the eve of her execution in Belgium in 1915: “Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone.” CITY OF LONDON PHOTO

come in, the paddlewheelers on Okanagan Lake, and dropped all their supplies off and they had to take this horse down this terrible path to pick it up,” she said. “It was totally different.” Sabo’s mother, May Gray (maiden name Stocks), was daughter to Stocks and detailed, in a letter dated Feb. 10, 1987, memories of Cavell. She claimed in the letter to be one of the few people in Canada to have known Cavell. She called Cavell “very professional” and said she was “strict with her nurses.” May’s sister, Ellen, in another letter, described how Cavell was “a great friend of the family” and a “kind, sweet person and worked hard in her nursing home not very far from where we lived.” “Little did we ever think then what a heroine she was to become in later years,” Ellen wrote. Added May: “I don’t know how anyone could shoot an innocent person like that, but suppose war is war and anything is done.” Gray described the letter from Cavell’s mother as “now very precious, real and valuable from her poor mother.” Stocks is buried at the old homestead in Nahun, about an hour and 45 minutes from Kamloops. Memories of him remain alive with Sabo, through handwritten words saved for more than a century.

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Just as Canada was automatically involved in the First World War, when Great Britain went to war with Germany, a memorial was simultaneously set up in Canada — Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives manager Rob Hubick said the Alpine Club of Canada was asked after Cavell’s death to suggest a mountain in the Rockies to serve as a memorial. Other mountains in the area are named for Victoria Cross recipients. Hubick said a large, angled, unique-looking mountain — previously called La Montagne de la Grand Traverse, as a former landmark to fur traders — facing the Athabasca Valley was chosen and the name was made official in March of 1916. A memorial plaque at the bottom of the mountain has information about Cavell and the mountain is among attractions people see when visiting the national park in Alberta. “It’s a very popular spot to go when you come visit Jasper,” Hubick said. “It’s quite beautiful up there.” A parking area was recently expanded and it boasts hiking trails through alpine meadows and a glacier trail. Archivist Karen Byers said Cavell is “special” to the community. St. Mary and St. George Anglican Church in Jasper holds ceremonies in Cavell’s honour and a service was held at the foot of the glacier in earlier years. When the 100-year anniversary of Cavell’s death took place in 2015, the church recreated that ceremony. A memorial also remains in the church. “Quite often people who care about the whole story do pilgrimages to where she’s buried [in Norwich Cathedral in England],” Byers said, noting people have brought back brochures to the museum. “She’s kind of like our — a martyr.” After missing out on his opportunity to provide Cavell with communion, Stocks and his family made their way to Canada, where some of his children had been setting up a homestead in Nahun, on the west side of Okanagan Lake just north of Kelowna. Sabo said it was quite an adjustment, as the family had originally come from British aristocracy she described similar to that portrayed in the Downton Abbey television series. “Then, they’re coming out to this homestead that is terrible, with log cabins. It’s nothing, hard in the winter, it’s a trail that goes down and the steam ship had

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The MP for KamloopsThompson-Cariboo has announced she will not run in the next federal election. “It’s certainly been an honour, privilege and pleasure to serve you over the past 12 years,” Conservative MP Cathy McLeod said. “As I go throughout the riding, I look at the many initiatives that we worked on together, the wonderful people I’ve met and, of course, in Ottawa, the opportunity to make a real difference on the national stage in terms of influencing the direction of our country.” In an interview with KTW, McLeod said the decision was “difficult,” but noted she is looking forward to the next chapter, which she is not sure of yet. She said she will be doing something that is not “all-encompassing,” with the role of an MP being 24/7.

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McLeod also stated her support for party leader Erin O’Toole, who she backed in last year’s leadership race. Asked if she sees an election coming, McLeod said she hopes not, with the country in the midst of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty over vaccine rollout. However, she added, with a minority government, “you never know when the next election might happen.” McLeod said it was important to announce her intentions in order to give the riding association time to look for a next candidate.

Though she did not name names, she said a number of people over the years have expressed interest in some day running. “Right now, every party is looking for their candidate for the next election,” she said. McLeod entered federal politics in September 2008, when the Conservative Party of Canada appointed her as candidate in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo just days before then-prime minister Stephen Harper called an election. There had been one person — Fred Bosman — declare interest in seeking the party nomination, but the party decided on appointing McLeod, citing time constraints. The incumbent MP at the time, Conservative Betty Hinton, was not seeking re-election. When she decided to carry the Conservative banner in the 2008 federal election, McLeod, a nurse by trade, was manager for primary health care and chronic disease for the Thompson-Cariboo-

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her and Liberal Terry Lake. The 2019 election also saw McLeod receive the most votes of any of her four campaigns, with 32,415. McLeod said career highlights include her work as parliamentary secretary on mental health in the workplace, reducing red tape for business, her time as Indigenous shadow minister, the twinning of Highway 1 to Chase, recreational infrastructure throughout the riding and programs and services funded in partnership with communities and the province. “Everywhere I go, I can see little things that we have worked on that have made things better for communities,” she said. “Obviously, the people and the celebrations, to be part of communities and the celebrations they hold dear has been wonderful.” She said she hopes she balanced her job, holding government to account and maintaining respect.


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North Shore residents may be able to enjoy a Frosty this summer. Work to rebuild the North Shore Wendy’s restaurant, which was destroyed by fire last spring, is set to begin next month. In the early-morning hours of April 10, 2020, the fast-food restaurant at the corner of Eighth Street, Fortune Drive and Tranquille Road in North Kamloops, was engulfed in flames. Nobody was in the building at the time. Eleven days after the blaze, Kamloops Fire Rescue told KTW that, upon completion

of the investigation, cause of the fire was undetermined because too much damage had occurred to know where it had started. Wendy’s district manager Alma Porras said construction is set to begin in March and expected to wrap up in a few months, with reopening to the public scheduled for July. “We’re excited, for sure,” Porras said. Kamloops council on Tuesday approved a development permit that details a proposal to reconstruct a 68-seat restaurant with 36 parking spaces, a 300-square-metre restaurant with a drive-thru and the same footprint as previously existed on site. The proposal requires four development

permit variances, including exceptions to drive-thru, drive aisle and parking requirements, all of which have been granted. In a report to council, city staff noted the proposed variances support continued use of the existing site infrastructure of the previously approved drive-thru and raise no technical concerns. Renderings provided to the city show an updated exterior facade,

with dark cedar and modern design elements. The restaurant staffed up to 20 employees, who were offered work at the other two Wendy’s locations in town, in Valleyview and Sahali. Porras said some of the former North Shore employees have continued to work at those locations and that the company will also be hiring closer to the reopening date.

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Kandace Kennedy recently stuck a dog licence renewal invoice to her fridge, but forgot to pay the annual bill for her two pups. The Kamloops nurse said she had been busy and the bill slipped her mind. Having missed the city’s payment deadline, she was surprised to see a $32.50 late fee tacked onto her bill for each dog — a fee that cost more than the annual,$30 licence fee. She paid the total bill of $125 but continues to question the high cost of the late fee. “I thought that’s outrageous,” Kennedy said, noting

she was only one month in arrears. “Credit card companies don’t charge that type of fee.” The city’s community services manager, Tammy Blundell, said the fee is based on industry standards and equates to half of the regular dog licence fee. Blundell said Kamloops dog owners who pay $30 per year receive a discount for helping to control the pet population, having had their pet spayed or neutered. The fee for a pet that is not spayed or neutered is $65. The late fee equates to half of that. “The industry standard is half the non-spayed, non-neutered, which is, unfortunately, $32.50,” Blundell said, noting city

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to their home to pay the fee, which she said is a drain on city resources. With introduction of the late fee, she said multiple notifications went out, including in the mail and on social media, and dog license renewal invoices also included a warning about the late payment penalty. Blundell said the city is hearing complaints because the fee was recently charged, with notifications sent out. She said many people have paid the fee. Kennedy questioned the timing, during the COVID-19 pandemic. She said while she is in a position to pay such fees, she noted many people are not. Having posted her frustrations online, Kennedy heard from others who are

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SD73 hosting online town hall on COVID-19 exposures SEAN BRADY STAFF REPORTER sbrady@kamloopsthisweek.com

With potential COVID-19 exposures continuing in Kamloops Thompson school’s, a virtual town hall is set for Thursday, Feb. 11, to address any questions the community may have. In attendance will be Interior Health’s Kamloops-based medical health officer Dr. Carol Fenton, school district superintendent Terry Sullivan and assistant superintendents Bill Hamblett and Trish Smillie. Sullivan said the district will be explaining the rationale behind its response to the virus and allow the public to ask questions. The event will be streamed from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the district’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. The Q&A component of the town hall will be based on questions emailed to

“For Green Memory, we are looking for a wide range of volunteers,” said Dr. Hutchison. “To determine if this treatment works for everyone, we need a diverse group of participants.” As in most clinical trials, eligible participants will receive comprehensive study-related medical care, reimbursements, and study medication at no cost to the participant. Approximately 80 research clinics across North America are working on the Green Memory study. Over half of these clinics are a part of GAP-Net, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) network of nearly 80 clinical research sites in North America which benefit from sharing knowledge and experience in order to effectively and efficiently work toward research progress in neurodegenerative conditions. “Researchers have been working for decades to find a therapy or cure for people living with Alzheimer’s,” said GAP President John Dwyer. “The Green Memory study represents a novel and promising approach to treating mild and moderate Alzheimer’s disease.” To schedule an interview or to find out more information, patients and/or family member of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease may call the Medical Arts Health Research Group at 1.888.736.0665 or visit www.healthresearch.ca About Medical Arts Health Research Group Established in 2002, the Medical Arts Health Research Group is committed to bringing the most advanced medical opportunities to the patients of British Columbia. The company is comprised of a network of sites across the province that conduct Phase II through Phase IV clinical research studies to the highest standards of quality in the industry. We offer clinical studies in the communities of Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver. Our innovative research efforts are also looking to include volunteers for clinical trials for: Alzheimer’s Disease, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Heart Failure, and Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia.

superintendent@sd73.bc.ca before the event begins. “I’m hopeful that simply by providing accurate information and data with respect to the virus and its impact on schools in the district, it will help lessen some of the anxiety on the part of parents,” Sullivan said during Monday night’s school board meeting. The district currently has exposure notices listed for eight schools, including Sa-Hali secondary (Jan. 26 to Jan. 29), Westsyde secondary (Jan. 27 and Jan. 28), Arthur Stevenson elementary (Jan. 26), Twin Rivers Education Centre (Jan. 26 to Jan. 28), Valleyview secondary (Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, Feb. 1, Feb. 3 and Feb. 4), David Thompson elementary (Feb. 1 and Feb. 2), Juniper Ridge elementary (Feb. 2 and Feb. 3) and Lloyd George elementary (Feb. 3 and Feb. 4).

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elcome to Startup Story, a six-part series in which we will follow a new business through its startup and the trials and tribulations of a new venture over the course of a year. This is a collaborative venture between Venture Kamloops’ VK Accelerate Program and Kamloops This Week. This is the final instalment. The featured business has purchased an advertising package in Kamloops This Week as part of its participation. It’s been a whirlwind first year for new business Muraca Notary Public, which launched in January 2020 and had to learn the ropes of the business world just as the COVID-19 pandemic had upended it. Looking back on her first year in business, having traded her teaching career

for one as an entrepreneur, Franca Muraca said the biggest challenge of starting a new career has been keeping up with to myriad changes. “When I started, I didn’t even have paperclips in here,” Muraca said. She said she has gone from just the basics of sourcing office supplies to new, bigger questions like clientele retention and adapting to new legislation impacting business. “It’s never static, it’s a dynamic job,” Muraca said. Having launched her business with the help of Venture Kamloops’ VK Accelerate Program, Muraca said she carries forward confidence knowing she has a resource she can call on whenever she needs advice. “They’re that resource that will say, ‘Here’s three phone numbers and two email addresses and we’ll put you in the direction of the right

people.’ I mean, that’s pretty big when you’re changing industries,” Muraca said. “There are a lot of very seasoned business professionals in Kamloops who are very willing to help people with their startups.” From this year, Muraca said she has learned that without risk, there is no chance at reward, but it doesn’t just happen from taking the plunge. Success also requires determination, support, hard work and planning — in all of which Muraca is well versed. “I did my homework,” she said. The biggest success for Muraca this inaugural year has been the large number of repeat customers who have returned for other things or referred friends and family. “I don’t think there’s a higher compliment that you could pay our office,” Muraca said. She said the past year has

been “a really weird, perfect storm” — her business was hot right off the bat and hasn’t subsided for the rookie notary. Muraca said it appears the pandemic has prompted people to do more estate planning than ever before, concerned they don’t have all their documents in order during precarious times. With interest rates being some of the lowest ever, due to COVID-19, many customers are refinancing their mortgages, while others are buying more properties. “We’ve had a lot of business as far as that goes,” Muraca said. “The practice has sort of hit the main parts of what’s been thriving through this pandemic.” But the situation that has skyrocketed business is not one Muraca sees as a bubble that will pop once the pandemic subsides.

“There will always be the busy conveyance time in the summer,” she said, adding that is followed by estate planning in the winter months. She said the digital world has also spiked the number of notarizations being done to combat fraud. “It’s interesting in the digital age you still need a human being authenticating who you are … and I think that will always be there,” Muraca said. Through January — a typically slow time for notaries — Muraca said business has remained steady. Looking ahead, Muraca sees continued success on the business end and hopes to build capacity so her team can start taking more holidays, though she doesn’t want to grow too big. “I’m 50. I’m not looking to build an empire. I’m looking to maintain a small practice with a community feel,” Muraca said.

The Most Powerful Investment Tool I have often said that you could have all the money in the world but if you have no time it is useless. Alternatively, having a lot of time and no money is problematic too. Over 14 years ago, for my nephew, Kaden’s first birthday I bought him one common share of the Walt Disney Company (DIS). Being his godfather and uncle, I wanted to do something special that he could keep forever and imprint the value of investing… hopefully. According to Thompson Reuters, Disney shares were trading at $32.79 US on December 9, 2007 and at the time of writing Disney traded around $171 US for a total return of almost 522% or an annual compound average return of more than 30%. In addition, dividends grew from $0.35 to $1.76! Due to COVID-19, Disney was forced to suspend its semi-annual dividend since 2020. My rationale for choosing Disney was that it was relevant to him and I was confident it would continue to grow its businesses worldwide which now include: parks, resorts, products, Pixar, ESPN, ABC, Marvel, Lucasfilm, etc. It is important to mention that this period (2007-2021) was anything but smooth. Annually, Disney's stock price consistently drops 10%-20% throughout the year but seldom stayed down long. Not too long after buying, Disney hit a low of $16.77 US in February

2009 nearly a 50% drawdown from the original purchase price- but we didn't sell. Jump ahead to 2020 where the Coronavirus forced a worldwide closure of Disneyland theme parks and the stock fell again by 45% to a modern low of $81 US. But, still, we held on. The point I’d like to make is that I believe the most powerful investment tool is TIME. Albert Einstein said, “the most powerful force in the universe is compound interest”. Even if you think about the ultra-wealthy, they are typically well into their 60s unless they invented a new-age technology that went viral. While we are unlikely to be ultra-wealthy, we can help the younger generations make the most of their opportunities.

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A long time ago, I had the opportunity to meet David Chilton, author of the Wealthy Barber and one of his philosophies was to save 10% of your pre-tax income. According to the November 2020 Statistics Canada website, the average Canadian makes $57,200 a year; however, this can be greatly affected by age, education and other factors. If we tried to follow the Wealthy Barber and save nearly 10% of one’s pre-tax income, what could this amount to over time? Given the low interest rate environment, I used a 6.5% annual compound return for the included table. This assumes no withdrawals from the portfolio. AGE 35 40 45 50 55 60 65

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More hiking, mountain biking and dog walking amid the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 64 per cent increase in city trail usage last year and the highest-ever recorded numbers of people out and about. The city has released yearend parks usage data it compiled for a dozen trail heads across Kamloops, including Aviation Way in Brocklehurst and West Highland Park in Aberdeen. In 2020, the city saw 1,003,278 visits, compared to 612,000 the previous year. In addition, it is the most visits the city has recorded since it first started tracking in 2006 (though a couple of trail heads have been added since that time). City of Kamloops parks manager Jeff Putnam

explained the data does not provide exact usage figures, with only a sampling of trails counted, and it does not represent people, but visits counted via a laser counter hidden at various trailheads. However, Putnam added, the numbers are useful in indicating trends and trail usage over time. Putnam said the city’s population is growing, but not enough to account for a 64 per cent spike in trail usage, meaning more people are getting outside. Putnam attributed the increase in 2020 to the COVID-19 pandemic, including pandemic puppies leading to more dog walking on city trails and more people taking up cycling and hiking. Putnam said that the trend continued in winter months, with more people snowshoeing and snowbiking. Putnam said the city’s investment in natural space is

contributing positively to residents’ quality of life. However, as a result of increased usage, the trails are seeing more wear and tear, including more dog feces and the trampling of vegetation. Putnam said the most significant wear and tear has resulted from “braiding” of trails, essentially people making their own shortcuts and not sticking to formalized pathways. Putnam said that due to semi-arid environmental conditions, it can take many years to rehabilitate vegetation in the hills around Kamloops. While reseeding can bring back grasses quickly, cacti, sagebrush and ponderosa pine trees are slow to return. Putnam said city staff have put up signs to close informal trails in Kenna Cartwright Park, the largest municipal park in the province. “That’s the biggest chal-

lenge we’ve got right now,” Putnam said. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, city council will be asked, during budget deliberations, to approve another parks staffer and arborist. The request was deferred last year amid the pandemic due to budget concerns; however, Putnam said the need is even more pressing, with the increased trail usage of late. “We’re hiring more staff, we’ll be doing proactive trail maintenance — in terms of getting on top of informal trails that started — improving signage and, of course, we’ve got a lot more dog walkers, so there’s a lot more managing of the waste on the trails,” he said. Also planned for this spring is the addition of a dog park in Dallas, repairing the Schubert Drive portion of the Rivers Trail and improvements on McArthur Island.

Have your say on organic waste The city is looking for public feedback, as it looks toward implementing a curbside organic waste collection program. Residents are being asked to participate in a poll and ask questions online, via the city’s Let’s Talk Page. The poll asks the public: “Based on what you know right now, do

you support a curbside residential organic waste collection program in Kamloops?” The city is waiting to hear about grant funding, which would help offset the project costs, and is planning a pilot project this fall in select neighbourhoods. For more information, go online to letstalk.kamloops.ca/organics.


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Playing chicken during pandemic The Rent the Chicken/ Hatch the Chick program is available from April or May to October (depending on location) and is accepting reservations. For more information, call 844-310-8782 or go online to rentthechicken.ca.

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Which came first? The chicken or the egg? If you’re one of Marie McGivern’s clients, that answer will depend on which program you’ve signed up for — Rent the Chicken or Hatch the Chick. McGivern and husband Ron offer chickens for rent to customers in the Kamloops, Vernon and Kelowna areas from their small family farm in Cherry Creek. Or, you can choose to experience firsthand the wonder of hatching and caring for baby chicks by renting an incubator/ hatching package. Marie said she sees it as a natural extension of their farm to provide opportunities for people to connect with, and learn about, their food sources. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, food security has become more top of mind as people seek to learn what they can do and take an active role in sourcing local food. Support for urban hens was identified

in the City of Kamloops’ Food and Urban Agriculture Plan in 2015 and it’s been nearly four years since the city set up an online registry for people to register their hens living in residential neighbourhoods. Referring to themselves as “Homestead Marie and Ron,” the McGiverns view offering chickens for rent as a natural extension of their farm connecting with the community. They provide everything you need — a two-hen or four-hen package, two sizes of coups, all the feed and dishes, delivered and picked up for you. They provide full

phone and web support and require no long-term commitment. Many of their customers have young children and, Marie said, being able to go out and collect an egg is a big event for the urban kids. She said it’s an activity that can connect a family together. The Rent the Chicken/Hatch the Chick program is available from April or May to October (depending on location) and is accepting reservations. For more information, call 844-3108782 or go online to rentthechicken.ca.

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A look back at John Fremont Smith KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

In honour of Black History Month, KTW revisits this story on John Fremont Smith of Kamloops,, one of the first black politicians to serve in B.C. This story was originally published in February 2016 and has been edited for length. Kamloops pioneer John Fremont Smith is widely known as one of the province’s first black aldermen, having served on Kamloops council from 1903 to 1907. Smith built the Fremont Block in 1911. It stand today, downtown at 207 West Victoria St. Smith is memorialized in the pages of the now-defunct Kamloops Sentinel as a well-respected citizen and community leader. He was born in 1850 on the island of St. Croix to newly freed parents shortly after the end of slavery. He earned his wellrespected education in Copenhagen and Liverpool before travelling extensively in Europe. Smith arrived in Victoria in 1872 and married before coming to Kamloops in 1884. In the Interior, Smith worked as a prospector, cobbler, agricultural journalist and postmaster and helped found several community organizations, including the Kamloops Agricultural Association, Conservative Association, Board of Trade, Rifle Association, Moral Reform Association, Mock Parliament, Children’s Aid and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals. Smith was elected to city council in 1903 and became Indian agent in 1912, a role in which he was highly regarded. Though Smith is widely remembered as one of the first black aldermen in the province, he wasn’t the first. Mifflin Gibbs was elected in Victoria in 1866 when B.C. was still a colony. “It could be said he was the first black person to be elected to public office in the province of British Columbia, formed by joining Confederation in 1871,” said Ken Favrholdt, former curator of the Kamloops Museum and Archives. “But it is probably best to say Smith was the second black man to be elected to public office in British Columbia.” Smith famously referred to himself as the first white man to explore the remote regions of the Thompson Valley. By that he meant he was the first person of non-First Nations descent to travel the region. The famous line inspired the title for Ashok Mathur’s book on Smith, The First

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEAR When?

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:15 PM

The Board of Directors of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District gives notice that it will hold a Public Hea th the TNRD Boardroom, 4 Floor - 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, to consider proposed Bylaws 27 2715.

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 Jophn Fremont Smith, as photographed will in the enable redevelopment of RVapark. It also amends the RVP-1 zone on a site-specific early 20th century. This photo is among images basis to allow RV storage, limited to a maximum of 30 RVs, in the RVP zoned area. manufactured home park for ~60 MH of Smith housed in the kamloops Museum and spaces AND by rezoning the remaining Archives. 3.46 ha northern portion to SH-1: Small Holding zone, to ensure minimum parcel White Black Man, a long-form poem Legal: Lot A, Section 7, District Lot 377, Township 21, Range 24, W6M, KDY area is met for the remainder.

21950, except Plan 36130 blending history and fiction released in 2016. What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. Mathur lived in the Fremont Block 2715, 2020? when he was Canada Research Chair It inamends Zoning Bylaw 2400 by rezoning property at 3222 & 3224 Cahilty Cultural and Artistic Inquiry at Thompson Place in Whitecroft, as shown shaded on Rivers University. adjacent map, from CR-1: Country Mathur was soon intrigued by Smith’s Residential to a new WR-1: Whitecroft life, even meeting the pioneer’s greatResidential zone. If passed, it will grandchildren and travelling to St. Croix to enable qualifying Whitecroft property learn more about him. owners to wind down building stratas and “I’m really interested in some ofsubdivide the Alltwo persons who believe into fee simple parcels.that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed hidden stories of race politics in the conBylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. struction of the nation and they are often They may make written submissions on the matter of Bylaws 2728 and 2729 (via the All persons who believe thatwhich their must interest hidden,” Mathur said. “It’s more recently 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 railproperty February, may be2021. affected the submissions K127, together an interest induring the common property in proportion to the u we’ve heard more about the Chinese While by written arewith encouraged this time, anyone shall be afforded a entitlement of the strata lot as shown on Form 1 way workers or Japanese-Canadianproposed intern- Bylaws wishing to present at the hearing must contact Planning Services ahead of the hearing reasonable opportunity to be heard at the ment and these kinds of things people 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 choose not to hear about. Black history is 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 largely written as a positive thing.” submissions are encouraged during this time, anyone wishing to attend the public hearing in person to spe How do I getServices more information? There are few documented instances do so. Contact Planning before the Hearing to arrange video or telephone access to the Hearin Copies of the proposed and all supporting berecord inspected from of discrimination against Smith, but it’s 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 known his appointment as Indian agent How do I get more information? January 19, 2021 until 1:30 p.m. the day of the Hearing. You may also contact us via was criticized by some who felt liaising 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. with First Nations should be a white man’s p.m. the day of the Hearing by contacting Planning Services to book a time for a viewing appointment. job, Mathur said. Smith died in his office at the Fremont For info & submissions For info & submissions Block in 1934, but not before writing one Mail Phone Email Fax Website last column on Kamloops settlement for the Sentinel, in which he recounted all the ways the town had changed since his arrival. #300-465 Victoria Victoria StSt (250) 377-8673 planning@tnrd.ca (250) 372-5048 www.tnrd.ca #300-465 (250) 377-8673 (250) 372-5048 www.tnrd.ca planning@tnrd.ca Kamloops, BC (877) 377-8673 “One of Mr. Smith’s proudest pasts was Kamloops, BC 11(877) 377-8673 legservices@tnrd.ca admin@tnrd.ca V2C 2A9 2A9 V2C that he was the first pioneer of the North No representations will bebyreceived by the Board of Directors theHearing Public Hearing hasconcluded. Thompson Valley,” his obituary reads. No representations will be received the Board of Directors after the after Public has been been concluded. “Always ready to take a sporting chance, R. Sadilkova, Director of Development S R. Sadilkova, Director of Development Services his is the real spirit of the true pioneer.”


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Working the program every single day

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unning, baffling and powerful are three words used to describe

addiction. I add the word cruel. They say in the program that a day will arrive when nothing will be between you and your substance of abuse. No person, no parent, no sponsor nor monitoring doctor will be there when this opportunity arises. This is why I work the program every day. At first I called it “their program,” but now I call it my own. It is simple. Each day, I wake up and ask for guidance and help. I meditate on the upcoming day. Throughout the day, I check in with myself, with my thinking, with my

ASK AN ADDICT Ask an Addict is a column penned by Helena Paivenen, a Kamloops scholar with expertise in addiction issues and someone who is also an addict. The column is meant to inform and help, which is particularly important as we remain mired in an opioid crisis that continues to claim thousands of lives each year. If you have a question you would like answered, email it to editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. actions and with how I feel. At night, I review the day, asking how I did. Was I of service to others (the primary goal of recovery)? Did I help anyone? Was I critical or mean? Do I need to make amends? Where was I wrong? Then I say thank you, a

line of gratitude. The next day, I take care of anything left over from the night before. I was invited to be a guest speaker via Zoom at a meeting in Denver. John Denver came to mind. He recorded a song, Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas) with the words, “Please,

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daddy, don’t get drunk this Christmas, I don’t want to see my mama cry.” I had no idea he was one of us. Actor Anthony Hopkins is also one of us, having recently celebrated 35 years of recovery. At the meeting in Denver, via Zoom, I said there is no shame in recovery. I told the story of how I lived in fear — fear of disclosing myself publicly to you, the reader. During the past few months, it has become crystal clear that there is no shame in being of ser-

vice, of helping others, of taking accountability and promptly admitting when I am wrong. If anyone wants to shame for those things, for being in recovery, well, what can one say? I fell on the ice during the Christmas holidays I was all alone and my elbow screamed out in pain. I knew, just knew, what I could do. I talked to my doctor’s receptionist. I knew — I just knew. The doctor wasn’t in, but I knew I could go to the hospital’s emergency room

and get painkillers. I was in literal agony. Each time I moved my arm, there was no mistaking the acute, miserable pain. If not the ER, there was always the drug store, where codeine is sold over the counter. Nothing stood between me and that drug. After all, my pain was legitimate. But I didn’t go to the ER, nor to the drug store. The most powerful thing that stood between me and my addiction was my program, my higher power, my working recovery each day. I work the program every day because we never know when we might really need it. Thank you all for your support. I often think of you when working this program of recovery.

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City, TRU team up to create researcher-inresidence program Cheryl Gladu has a doctorate from Concordia University in Montreal and has been teaching at TRU since 2019. She has been appointed researcherin-residence and will be supported by five research interns.

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The City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University have launched a $495,000 three-year researcher-in-residence pilot program, which will see university faculty and students provide expertise on city initiatives. The city said the research could result in changes to city policies, bylaws, processes and create new services, programs and partnerships. Cheryl Gladu, who has a doctorate from Concordia University in Montreal and who has been teaching at TRU since 2019, has been appointed researcher-inresidence, essentially a research facilitator. She will be supported by five research interns. City CAO David Trawin said after the city and university signed a memorandum of understanding, which includes partnering on research opportunities, the city and university needed someone to act as a facilitator for collaborations. They reached out to the City of Guelph and University of Guelph, which had previously set up a similar partnership with someone working half time each at the university and city. Trawin said Gladu will be working both at the university and city hall, working with the city on a long list of potential research topics proposed by senior staff with impact on the community. Meanwhile, the university will also present its own ideas and opportunities, with some projects required as part of the university’s funding. The initiative is jointly

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funded by the city and Mitacs, a non-profit agency said to foster growth and innovation in Canada. On its website, the organization touts itself for building partnerships that support “industrial and social innovation in Canada.” Trawin said the city is contributing $100,000 per year for three years, with $65,000 toward the program and $35,000 toward incidental costs, such as public hearings or materials. Mitacs is funding $65,000 per year. Trawin said the city’s portion of the funds is coming out of the city’s general budget. Trawin said the city would typically pay consultants for such work. He said the city is paying for the co-ordinator and getting the research for free. Trawin said the position does not take work away from union workers, as it is work that would have been contracted out. “We’d be looking at paying a consultant $150, $200 an hour to do research, whereas with the university, we’re not really paying anything. It is a lot cheaper to hire a co-ordinator. Even when we have to hire a consultant, we still have to co-ordinate it, but it’s coordinated off the side of our desks, which isn’t the best

way, either.” The university, meanwhile, can provide students and faculty with learning and research opportunities. “It’s a plus on both sides,” Trawin said. Some topics could include economic recovery from COVID-19, response to vulnerable population needs and planning for the cultural sector. Trawin said the city has a long list of potential topics to be researched. He noted an upcoming motion by councillors Dale Bass, Sadie Hunter and Kathy Sinclair, related to social issues, could also fall within the scope of the researcher-in-residence program. Trawin said research into why people are not going into housing would be difficult for city staff. “Now we have the researcher in residence, which would take that, find out if anyone at the university is willing to do research into that and then also get some students to do research and help move it forward,” he said. Asked how the program will be evaluated, Trawin said that success will mean improvements resulting from the research. The research will be included in reports to city council, Trawin said.

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reventive care is often looked at through the needs people need to do to protect their physical wellbeing. For example, a healthy diet and routine exercise, while beneficial to mental health, are often viewed as lifestyle choices that can make people feel better physically. But taking steps to protect one’s mental health also is vital to a long, productive life. Positive mental health and mental wellness can have a profoundly positive impact on a person’s life. Positive mental health can help people realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life and make meaningful contributions to their communities. Learning to recognize the early warning signs of mental-health problems can

help prevent such problems from escalating and compel people to seek help. Anyone feeling these signs or recognizing these signs in others to seek help for themselves or their loved ones: • Eating or sleeping too much or too little; • Pulling away from people and usual activities; • Having low or no energy; • Feeling numb or as if nothing matters; • Unexplained aches and pains; • Feeling helpless or hopeless; • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual; • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried or scared; • Yelling or fighting with family and friends; • Severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships;

• Persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head; • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true; • Thinking of harming yourself or others; • An inability to perform daily tasks, such as taking care of your children or getting to work or school, Taking steps to protect one’s mental wellness is a vital component of preventive care. Last month, Interior Health unveiled a phone service for community mentalhealth and substance-use supports. The phone service connects the public to mentalhealth staff who can direct them to the right mentalhealth and substance-use service. The phone number is 310-MHSU (6478). In addition, the crisis line remains available at 1-888353-2273.

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How exercise can help you live longer There are many reasons to get in shape. Weight loss is a prime motivator, as is reversing a negative health effect, such as high cholesterol or increased diabetes risk. Routine exercise can also improve life expectancy. WebMD says exercise keeps the body and brain healthy. That’s why exercise should be an important component of daily life no matter one’s age. Research published in the journal Immune Aging found that how people age is 75 per cent lifestyle and only 25 per cent genetics, which underscores the importance of the lifestyle choices people make. CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS Many health experts say cardiorespiratory fitness may be just as valuable a metric to determine overall health as blood pressure and lipid levels. People with a high aerobic capacity can deliver oxygen to tissues and cells efficiently to fuel exercise, according to data published in 2014 in the journal Aging & Disease. In a study involving 11,335 women, researchers compared V02 max, also known as aerobic capacity, in women with

mortality data. Women who were fit from a cardiovascular perspective had a lower death rate from all causes, irrespective of the women’s weight. MANAGE STRESS AND MOOD Exercise has direct stress-busting benefits that can promote longevity. The Mayo Clinic says physical activity can increase the production of endorphins, which are the body’s feel-good neurotransmitters. In addition, exercise can imitate the effects of stress, helping the body adjust its flight or fight response accordingly and help them cope with mildly stressful situations. While engaged in exercise, people may forget about their problems as they are focused on the activity at hand. IMPROVE YOUR BONE HEALTH Strength training and physical activity can stave off the effects of frailty and osteoporosis, which affects bone strength. A study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine in 2017 found that hip fractures are associated with diminished quality of life and survival

among the elderly. One in three adults aged 50 and over dies within 12 months of suffering a hip fracture and older adults have a five to eight times greater risk of dying within three months following a hip fracture. Building muscle strength, balance and bone density through exercise can reduce falls and frailty, helping to prevent fracture-related health risks. ADDRESSES SARCOPENIA The health and wellness resource Healthline defines sarcopenia as the loss of muscle mass specifically related to aging. Doctors once considered this muscle loss inevitable, and it can affect stamina and lead to weakness. However, new indications suggest that exercise is the main treatment regimen for sarcopenia, particularly resistance training. This is designed to improve muscle strength and help balance hormone levels by turning protein into energy for older adults. These are just some of the ways exercise can help older adults live longer, healthier lives.


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Minister says economy in B.C. remains resilient THE B.C. LIBERALS, HOWEVER, ARE DULY UNIMPRESSED WITH EMPLOYMENT DATA

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British Columbia’s jobs minister says the latest employment numbers from Statistics Canada show the provincial economy remains resilient. The unemployment rate in B.C. last month was eight per cent, up from 7.2 per cent in December. The national jobless rate was 9.4 per cent in January, up from 8.8 per cent in December, and economists say that’s mainly due to the loss of hundreds of thousands of service sector jobs, most in Ontario and Quebec. Ravi Kahlon, the minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, said B.C. created 2,800 jobs in January and analysts peg the higher unemployment rate to more people looking for work. B.C. Liberal jobs critic and Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone said the latest data shows B.C.’s job growth stalled in January and the New Democrats are hindering economic recovery and failing small business.

But Kahlon said B.C. has seen nine consecutive months of job growth, bringing employment numbers to more than 98 per cent of pre-pandemic levels. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hamper the province’s hospitality and tourism sectors, Kahlon said in a statement. “Additionally, people of colour and Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia continue to face disproportionate impacts during this pandemic,’’ he said. “Our province’s economic recovery will not fully take hold until vaccinations have been fully administered, which is why it is critically important we do everything

we can to prevent the spread of this virus.’’ A news release from the B.C. Liberal caucus states 41,700 fewer people are working compared to pre-pandemic levels last February, and Stone said the province’s economic recovery program has not responded. He also highlighted the fact that only $12 million of $300 million in grant money for small and medium-sized businesses has been spent, which Stone said “speaks to the NDP’s incompetence in getting funds out the door.’’ Kahlon said his ministry will continue to support the hardest-hit sectors and build a recovery that closes inequality gaps.

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

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

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ABOVE: This artwork is called Paint the Stars and it was created by Sydney Smith during the last school year (2019-2020) when Sydney was in Grade 7 at Logan Lake elementary. Says Sydney:m “I did the girl first with a charcoal pencil to make her pop. I drew the curved line coming out of the paint brush and put tape on the line so I wouldn’t get the galaxy paint outside the line. I took a sponge dipped in three galaxy colours and dabbed it on the inside, then painted the trees. Once everything was dry, I splattered white paint as the stars.”

LEFT: This artwork is called Healthy Planet and it was created by Gajjan Grewal during the last school year (2019-2020) when Gajjan was in Grade 5 at McGowan Park elementary. Says Gajjan: “My teacher offered us canvas of old records to paint on. I used a resist silicone on the record to cause a reaction with the acrylics, which gave me an abstract result. I was excited to see the result. After, I looked at my colourful work and decided that it represented a healthy planet. I hope our planet does not get too polluted, as I really worry about this.”

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ext week, Feb. 15 to Feb. 21, is Heritage Week across Canada. It is an occasion to celebrate heritage in all its forms. The theme of Heritage Week this year is “Where do you find heritage?” UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization that protects sites of world significance, states: “Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today and we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration, our touchstone, our reference point, our identity.” Kamloops is endowed with cultural and natural heritage. The most familiar examples of cultural heritage are historic buildings, also called “built heritage.” Bridges, civic parks, trails and cemeteries are other examples of cultural heritage. Natural heritage includes provincial parks and protected areas that preserve specific features of the landscape, such as waterfalls, hoodoos, and what are known to the Secwépemc as Coyote rocks. Some buildings have been restored, such as St. Andrews on the Square at Seymour Street and Second Avenue, originally the first Presbyterian Church and the oldest public building in Kamloops, the brick Inland

KEN FAVRHOLDT PHOTOS LEFT: The old Kamloops Court House, now the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, at Seymour Street and First Avenue, was built between 1909 and 1911 in the Edwardian Baroque style of the many government buildings of the time. ABOVE: Formerly a section of the Corkscrew Road, Xget’tem’ Trail is part of stsptékwll, Secwépemc oral tradition, an example of intangible heritage made tangible.

Cigar Factory at First Avenue and Seymour Street and the Freemont Block on Victoria Street, named after the first black city councillor. A few buildings are designated heritage sites, such as the Old Courthouse at Seymour Street and First Avenue, the most outstanding structure in Kamloops. Many others, including houses in the West End, have been recognized by the city with heritage plaques. The Pioneer Cemetery, the Red Bridge, Riverside Park and the Xget’tem’ Trail are examples of cultural heritage. All these buildings and sites symbolize and tell the story of the growth of the city and its people. There have been setbacks when certain buildings have been demolished in the face

of development, but those that have been preserved are a testament to the belief we should save some of the past for posterity. But heritage encompasses more than the physical world. There are also intangible forms of heritage, defined by UNESCO as “non-physical intellectual wealth, meaning unique aspects of human culture, such as folklore, customs, beliefs, traditions, knowledge and language, such as community gatherings, oral traditions, songs, knowledge of natural spaces, healing traditions, foods, holidays, beliefs, cultural practices, skills of making handicrafts, methods of agriculture.” Many elements of intangible cultural heritage are integral parts to life in both rural and urban areas, as well as among

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Indigenous peoples. The Kamloopa Powwow is a prime example of cultural traditions including songs and beliefs that represent intangible heritage. The Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market is another example relating to agricultural traditions and skills of producing local, organic food. Often tangible and intangible elements combine, as reflected in monuments associated with a place. The cenotaphs to past wars are examples of intangible heritage. The sites of places where events occurred and are now only memories or stories are other examples. Plaques and signs now help to explain that history that may otherwise be forgotten. The Secwépemc relationship with the Jacko Lake area, known as Pipsell, represents knowledge

of natural spaces. Pipsell is a spiritual and “cultural keystone place,” in close proximity to the Water World (the aquifer), the Sky World, a prayer tree, a hunting blind complex and associated grasslands and habitats of species at risk. In this sense, Pipsell is a cultural landscape, an association of features. Thus, heritage is a broad term that should have meaning to all people, as something passed down from the previous generation. The answer to the question, “Where do you find heritage?” is, of course, everywhere. Ken Favrholdt is a freelance writer, historical geographer and former curator/archivist of the Kamloops Museum & Archives.


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hinese New Year in 2021 falls on Friday, Feb. 12, with celebrations — muted as they must be due to the COVID-19 pandemic — culminating with the Lantern Festival on Feb. 26. Celebrations can last up to 16 days, but only the first seven days (Feb. 11 to Feb. 18) are considered a public holiday in China. In addition, Chinese New Year marks the transition between zodiac signs — 2021 is the Year of the Ox and 2020 was the Year of the Rat. Chinese New Year starts with the new moon on the first day of the first lunar month and celebrations continue until the full moon. In keeping with the Gregorian

Happy New Year calendar, the most widely accepted system for organizing time, Chinese New Year falls on different days each year. In years not plagued by a pandemic, the Kamloops Chinese Cultural Association would celebrate with a traditional Peking duck dinner , live

performances and a silent auction. Chinese New Year is celebrated across Asia and it is also significant in Kamloops, dating back more than a century. The Chinese first arrived in Kamloops area in the 1850s, first for the Gold Rush, followed in

the next decades by working on completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. When the railway was complete, many people stayed and congregated near the west end of West Victoria Street, close to Overlanders Bridge , an area that became known as Chinatown

back in the day. The Chinese Freemasons were founded in 1894 to help people adapt to life in Kamloops. When the Freemasons’ hall burned down, the opening of a new building in 1911 coincided with Chinese New Year.

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ancy Mutrie, mother to a quadriplegic son, holds an unsought position of understanding. Visceral pain accompanies thoughts of Kyrell Sopotyk, the 19-year-old Kamloops Blazers’ forward who was paralyzed on Jan. 22 in a snowboarding accident near North Battleford, Sask. “My first thought was shock and heartache,” said Nancy, whose son, Evan, was 19 when he contracted Enterovirus D68, which left him paralyzed from the neck down in the summer of 2014. “I just ached for them. Another family is going to have to go through something like we’ve gone through. It felt very, very sad to hear.” Evan and Nancy spoke to KTW, both sharing insight that may shed light on the road ahead for Kyrell and his family,

each with the following disclaimer — there is no handbook; each individual and family carves their own path. Kyrell broke his T5 vertebrae and was told by doctors on the day of the accident he will never walk again. “He’s paralyzed from the belly button down and it’s a long, long jour-

ney ahead for all of us,” Lori Sopotyk, Kyrell’s mother, told KTW. “That was the first thing out of his mouth, his hockey, that he would never skate again. And he felt like he had let everyone down.” Numbness in Evan’s right arm kept him from playing for his Kamloops Broncos against Langley in B.C. Football

Conference play on Aug. 31, 2014. Six days later, he was paralyzed from the neck down, breathing with the help of a machine. Six years later, Evan is quadriplegic and still breathes through a ventilator. “It happens in a split second and now his entire life is turned upside down,” Evan said. “It’s hard to be ripped away from your sport and your life. To have it all come crashing down like that is a terrifying and heartbreaking adjustment.” The Mutries have been through hell, but they survived and Evan perked up when talking about hope for Kyrell — and hope is a tricky concept. “That wanting and pining for things that are unachievable was really messing with me,” Evan said. “He’s not walking next week. But he might be walking one day. That’s the thing to keep in mind. Maybe it’s just been years and years that I’ve been forced to be patient, or forced to let go of certain

things, but I’m more concentrated on what I can control, even if it’s small things. I’m not so focused on the things that are out of my grasp.” Evan wants to walk again, but it took him and his family about threeand-a-half years to truly come to grips with the prognosis. “We went in looking for best-case scenario and they instantly told us worst-case scenario,” Nancy said. “We didn’t toe the line very well with what they were telling us. There was a conflict with how we were dealing with it right from the get-go. It was very significant that we all realized that if things did change just like that, it wouldn’t happen for some years to come, if at all.” Added Evan: “I’m a little more cautious about hope. If you start leaning too far to one side, your expectations or hopes are going to get crushed. You’re in the land of denial. The line you have to walk is straight down the middle. It’s 50-50.” The road to cautious

optimism began when Evan embraced the rehabilitation process. “You want to lay around and sit and wallow, but I think the best thing you can do is get started as soon as you’re ready,” said Evan, who raves about the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. “Sometimes it’s hard to hear what other people have to say when it’s all so fresh. I think what I would say to him is just hang in there, stay as strong as you can and try to access your support network. It’s very possible there’s a window for Kyrell to regain some movement.” Added Nancy: “Community and family support will astonish you, with how they can care for you and truly give you some light to keep you going through this very dark time.” The Sopotyks have wasted little time in researching and pursuing the medical care at Kyrell’s disposal. See MUTRIE, A34

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Father, Daughter Duo! To Dale, a Fabulous 40 on January 31st and to Kaia,

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“We’re going to do whatever it takes to move him forward and research and see if we can get him walking again,” Lori said four days after the accident. “He’s staying in good sprits, but it’s tough. Nobody is giving us any good [news]. They’re just telling us to plan for the worst

and the long road ahead of us. We’re not giving up. We have high hopes. Ky’s a fighter and he never gives up.” Evan said he found it difficult to find reasons to live in the first few years that followed his paralysis. “It feels like your life is over, really,” he told KTW in 2017. “I feel like a burden to some people. It just

pisses you off and makes you feel like you can’t do anything.” A shift in mindset occurred in 2016 when he moved into a ground-floor apartment on the North Shore. He also got a handle on technology that allows him to surf the internet from his bed, skills that enabled him to move back into

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football in coaching and scouting roles for the Broncos. “I think we would have lost him if he hadn’t been doing that,” Nancy said, recalling how amazing it was to see her son in his chair on the sidelines at Hillside Stadium. Nancy noticed a major uptick in Evan’s outlook in 2020, in large part because he began marshalling his own staff, controlling the hiring, firing and training of caregivers. “He’s taken everything over,” Nancy said. “It’s completely empowered him.” This past year has also seen inspirational physical improvements. Evan was able to lift his entire hand up at the wrist and bend one of his legs. “For the most part, I’ve just been able to wiggle a couple of fingers and toes,” Evan said. “It’s pretty weird to see my limbs moving. That’s pretty big. It’s still a long way to go, but it’s a significant personal improvement.” Nancy has learned to temper expectations for Evan’s future as it relates to physicality, but her prognosis for her son’s career has never been more positive. “I would be overwhelmed if he could have a toggle switch or use his hands on the keyboard,” Nancy said. “That would be incredible to me. But the world is his oyster. I still believe he could have a

pick of anything he wanted because of everything being online and he has astonishing access with all his equipment, with the way he is set up with his sip-and-puff equipment.” Evan offered advice to friends and loved ones who may be struggling to approach Kyrell, whether in person or through phone calls, emails or texts. Again, he acknowledged everyone is different, but his theory is simple. “Take the kiddy gloves off,” said Evan, who has gained strength in recent years and sounds like he has mastered speaking through his ventilator. “I’m sure he’s got the same sense of humour. Things are different, but he’s still the same guy. I’ve ran into it before. People don’t know how to interact with me because they don’t think I’m the same person or they don’t want to hurt my feelings or say the wrong thing, but he’s still there.” Nancy said it was Evan who broke the ice with some of his friends. “The look of sadness and sorrow on those poor boys’ faces, dragging their butts and keeping their heads down,” Nancy said. “They all stood back about four feet from his bed. “Evan said, ‘You know, Dave, what the [heck] did you do to your hair? The other one, ‘Colin, geez, you’ve got fat,’ and, oh my, the howling. The room just burst

into laughter and immediately it was broken.” The Mutries follow technological advances in areas such as surgical implants, stem cells and gene editing, but Evan acknowledges imminent help for his particular condition does not appear to be forthcoming. “It sounds kind of crappy to say that you lower your expectations and you focus on what abilities you do have, but that’s probably the key because there are a lot of things you can’t control,” said Evan, noting he would love to chat with Kyrell. “I think my timeline has lengthened. Maybe with another five, 10 years, hopefully, within 20 years, technology will catch up to me.” Nancy was not interested in offering instructions to the Sopotyks, only support and encouragement in their quest to navigate the long road ahead. ‘I don’t believe you ever can give up hope,” Nancy said. “You see those Humboldt boys and some of those terrible injuries that occurred. Some of them have recovered to a certain extent and some have done very well. There will be certain things he will achieve and then they will settle in. But the timeline will be unknown on that. There is no right or wrong to this, but they will have to, unfortunately, plow through as best you can.”


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he Apostle Paul’s letters to the Christians in the city of Corinth are both doctrinal and practical. In one of these, we find the greatest discourse on love as located in 1 Corinthians, chapter 13. God’s love transforms us into becoming a person with more of the qualities of Jesus. If there’s one major theme in the Love chapter, it is that God’s love totally transforms a person. Love transforms: • Ambition into aspiration; • Greed into gratitude; • Selfishness into service; • Getting into giving; • Demands into dedication. True love is more than emotion, it is motional. It means it moves. It longs to do something for the person loved. It keeps on giving, even at great cost. A family where there is no love for one another is not a normal family. If a sibling does not like another sibling, it is unnatural. In the very first book of the Bible, Genesis, the rivalry between Cain and Abel is a glaring example of it. Cain had the same opportunity to please their father as

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his brother Abel, but he hated his sibling’s guts. That is why he schemed to commit the first recorded homicide in the world. Christ is God’s love-gift to us sinners. When we have Jesus reigning and ruling our hearts, we can love His people as well. We are not saved from sin through loving God’s people. God’s people love others because they are saved. Notwithstanding the current disenchantment with the sophisticated and the careerists with marriage, man’s underlying need to love and be loved cannot be denied. The flames lit in young hearts have been the subject of poetry,

art, literature, movies and continue to dominate the media. Has materialism rendered love and marriage outdated? One wonders whether Shakespeare, Byron, or Keats would have created their immortal imageries of love had they been working on computers. Have we been in love? Or, even loved and lost? We would not then exchange such experiences for all the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson has portrayed it beautifully in his essay Love: “Be our experience in particulars what it may, no man ever forgot the visitations of that power to his heart and brain, which created all things anew; which was the dawn in him of music, poetry and art, which made the face of nature radiant with purple light…when a single tone of one voice could make the heart bounce, and the most trivial circumstances associated with one form is put in the amber of memory; when he became all eye when one was present, and all memory when one was gone; when youth became a watcher of windows, studious of a glove, a veil, a ribbon…” Having once delighted in

endearments and in avowals of love, it is rather tragic if any such relationship turns into an uneasy coexistence with the passage of time or through a conspiracy of circumstances. For love to be enduring in any relationship, it has to be of certain quality. As alluded to earlier, St. Paul in the book of Corinthians puts it thus: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth, it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” When there is strain in relationships, it could be caused by the absence of one of the above ingredients. Today, there are attempts to deprive marriages of its sanctity by taking it to be a contract, a convenient arrangement, or a necessary evil. The result is broken hearts, bruised lives and insufferable bondage. Two persons when they come to recognize that they have chosen each other out of all the species to be of each other’s comfort

Home Depot gives youth a way home LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE michael@kamloopsthisweek.com

A Way Home Kamloops will be using a substantial donation from the local Home Depot to support its youth housing initiatives. The donation comes from Home Depot’s Orange Door Project. A Way Home Kamloops is an agency focused on finding shelter for homeless youth. Kamloops Home Depot raised a total of $8,524 in store and online for

A Way Home Kamloops, while The Home Depot Canada Foundation contributed an additional $2,000 grant, bringing the total to $10,524. Home Depot Canada Foundation’s Orange Door Project raised more than $1.1 million in support of critical housing and support programs for at-risk and homeless youth across Canada, with more than $190,000 being distributed to local charities in

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and encouragement, they are bound to do their best to keep the ties strong. When a person has learned to love, he or she will be humble, too. Humility has surrendered all her rights to be consulted, honoured, respected, obeyed, and, therefore, it takes all that is contrary kindly. Peace is a natural consequence of such an attitude. To be young and to be in love is heavenly. Equally beautiful is the love of two who have weathered the storms of life together over the years and survived wonderfully the ravages of time. It is amazing that people have married in 2020 and are still continuing to do so this year, COVID19 or not. May their allegiance and ties be blessed with long-lasting and joyful commitments.

B.C. The company’s annual campaign from from Dec. 1 to Dec. 20 last year in support of 125 local charities that are committed to preventing and ending youth homelessness. “This year has been challenging for so many Canadians and I want to thank all of our customers for their generous donations,” said Pamela O’Rourke, chair of The Home Depot Canada. Foundation board of directors. The pandemic has made such

fundraising efforts more critical for the foundation and the COVID-19 crisis has created new challenges

for community agencies devoted to improving the lives of youth experiencing homelessness.

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20-1395 PRAIRIE ROSE DR • $749,900

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Kristy Janota

REALTOR® of the Year

$318,999

$324,900

D L O S

SUN RIVERS

2 BED 2 BATH CONDO AT TALASA • Beautifully renovated and shows well • 2 parking spots with storage locker 1310-1000 TALASA WAY

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$374,900

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

$489,900

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

$409,900

D L O S

$495,000

D L O S

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

REALTOR®

D L O S

BROCKLEHURST

PANORAMIC VIEW - ESTATE SALE • Adult oriented 2 Bdrm Rancher • Full unfinished basement & D/Garage • C/Air & All appliances included 25-1580 SPRINGHILL DRIVE

Adam Popien

$419,900

D L O S

SAHALI

2 BEDROOM 2 BATH FRONT FACING • 55+ Ashley Court- No Pets or Rentals • C/Air - All Appliances & 1 parking stall • Close to all amenities, TRU & shops 208-338 NICOLA ST

REALTOR®

Real Estate (Kamloops)

DALLAS

UPDATED HALF DUPLEX • Central Brocklehurst Location • 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

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

1086 ACADIA PLACE

6045 DALLAS DR

$579,900

BROCKELHURST

$589,900

NORTH KAMLOOPS

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

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

UPDATED HOME ON LARGE BROCK LOT • Excess of parking front and side yard • 2 bedroom in-law suite

6 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH HOME IN CENTRAL KAMLOOPS • Completely renovated throughout • Legal 2 Bedroom suite

304-550 LORNE ST

1135 DOUGLAS ST

777 POPP STREET

356 MCGOWAN AVE

$599,900

$624,900

$825,000

$830,000

TOBIANO

D L O S

JUNIPER

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

D L O S

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

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

RANCHER W/ FULL DAYLIGHT BASEMENT • Breathtaking view • 4 beds & 3 baths • Low maintenance living

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

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

25-175 HOLLOWAY DRIVE

17-2630 NECHAKO DR

1069 FORDEN PL

1061 FORDEN PL

$899,900

$949,900

$1,199,000

LOTS FOR SALE

TOBIANO

TOBIANO

HEFFLEY

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

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

CUSTOM 3648 SQFT HOME BUILT IN 2016 • Beautiful 3.5 acre property with mountain views • Close proximity to Sun Peaks Ski Resort

244 HOLLOWAY DR

228 HOLLOWAY DR

1452 HEFFLEY-LOUIS CREEK RD

VIDEO TOURS

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

In helping you navigate through the changes brought on by Covid-19 please see updated video tours of all our listings on our Easy To Use website www.LindaTurner.bc.ca • Please call for more information 250-374-3331


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Denise Bouwmeester MASTER CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION SPECIALIST

Cell 250-319-3876 dbinkamloops@shaw.ca denisebouwmeestersales.com

34-1810 SPRINGHILL DR $355,000

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

SENIORS MASTER CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATION SPECIALIST SPECIALIST

2152 MERRITT AVENUE $325,900

SOLD 2123 MARTIN PRAIRIE RD $789,000

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JEANNE VOS

SOLD dwightvos@gmail.com • 250-554-4511

• 3 bedroom • 2 bath home • 9300 sq ft lot with fenced yard & garage

644 PLEASANT ST $475,000

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

250-371-7992

(Kamloops) Real Estate

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• Custom 2017 rancher with city view • Great room with gas rock fireplace • Huge master bedroom on view side • Legal suite is fully self contained

NORTH KAM $699,900 773-775 BARRIE DRIVE

27 YEARS

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2040 Galore Cres $1,175,000

7-840 Desmond Street $300,000

G N I D N E P • Panoramic city, river and mountain view • Located in desirable Juniper West • Open concept design, large view windows, high end finishings • Custom kitchen from Excel, Kitchenaid appliances, quartz countertops • Hardwood floors • Stunning master bedroom with custom walk-in closet • Grand 5 piece en-suite with a freestanding tub, spacious shower and double vanity • Potential for a 1 bedroom in-law suite • Landscaped with underground irrigation systems.

• 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

4375 Westsyde Road $575,000

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202-766 Tranquille Road $224,900

D L O S

G N I D N E P • Country living close to town • 5 minutes to shopping and schools • Located on the scenic North Thompson River • 0.89 of an acre • Warm and cozy home is over 2100 sq ft • Features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms • Plenty of space to add more bedrooms • Spacious living room withlarge windows that capture the breathtaking views • Lower level has in-law suite potential • Updated cabinetry throughout, a wrap around deck, two driveways, plenty of parking, a great shop space and even a chicken coop!

1375 Kinross Place $825,000

• Brand New Unit in Huston Place • Located in the heart of the Tranquille Corridor • Central to grocery stores, transit, banks, restaurants and retail • Walkable lifestyle • Quartz counter tops, custom kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances • Expansive views • Pet friendly • 1 parking stall • Secure bike storage • Ten year tax exemption • GST is already paid!

• 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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• City, Mountain and golf course views • 10 ft ceilings and wide plank engineered hardwood • Lower level fully finished with rec room • Double garage plus golf cart parking

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

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

$1,180,800 • Walk to downtown stores, schools, playgrounds • Custom 1.5 storey 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms • Double garage with lane access - BONUS room above • 8’9” x 11 sitting area extension of Master bedroom; tiled ensuite shower, walk-in closet • Engineered H/W, tile in bathrooms, carpet in bonus room & stairs

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• Fenced yard, lawn with irrigation • Award Winning Builder • Prefer main floor living ? Use the main floor bedroom as the Master bedroom, 4 pce bathroom and laundry • Basement will have rec room, bedroom & 4 pce bathroom plus large are for future development • 2-5-10 Warranty • Close to Royal Inland Hospital

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

HEFFLEY, BARELAND STRATA WITH MANUFACTURED HOME NEW LISTING

$175,900

• Heffley manufactured home 3-bedroom 1.5 bath • Covered porch with sliding door to kitchen • Laundry with outside entrance • Large kitchen, extra cabinets for china/bar area • Bright living room • 2 good sized bedrooms • 4-piece main bathroom • Master bedroom with large closet & 2-piece bath • Bareland strata only $110 • 20 minutes to Kamloops & 25 min to Sun Peaks


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...selling Kamloops every day™ Phil.Dabner@evrealestate.com | phildabner@telus.net | phildabner.evrealestate.com

1-250-318-0100

©2019 Engel & Völkers. All rights reserved. Each brokerage independently owned and operated. Engel & Völkers and its independent License Partners are Equal Opportunity Employers and fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act. • Serving Kamloops since 1991

1729 Cheakamus Drive - Simply Stunning! This custom built contemporary-designed home offers 180-degree panoramic views from Kamloops Lake through to the South Thompson from it’s location on ‘The Bluff at the Benchlands’ in East Juniper. Completely saturated with light throughout, capturing both the daylight and moonlight, in addition to the beauty of the changing colours of the seasons. This is a spacious home with an intimate feel that functions well. Multiple outdoor decks and spaces to relax and entertain with easy care landscaping. This is the type of home that is like being on a luxury vacation every day. $1,400,000

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE COMPARATIVE MARKET EVALUATION KEY BENEFITS OF LISTING YOUR HOME WITH PHIL:

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

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

• Full-time licensed Realtor® since 1991 • Regular contact re: marketing, feedback, etc. • Listing on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) • Full-time office assistant • Professional representation • Professional Signage • Advertising in Kamloops This Week • Global advertising on the internet • Thinking of Selling and/or Buying?

QUALIFIED BUYERS LOOKING FOR…

2249 Chief Atahm, ADAMS LAKE Sweet, rustic cabin located on the pebble beach shore of beautiful and pristine Adams Lake. This property is accessed by vehicle ferry, a quick 6-minute ride, or boat. Beautiful mountain views, fun filled days and peaceful starry nights are waiting for you. This is leased land with the Adams Lake Indian Band. $132,500

900 Meadow Lake Road - One of a kind rural property nestled amongst the trees! Located just outside of Clinton on 160 sprawling acres is an exquisite Douglas fir log home featuring white pine interior, beautiful kitchen with high-end appliances, 3 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, & an oversized attached 2 car garage. The 2nd building is a 40’ x70’ detached shop with 16’ & 14’ doors & tons of storage space. The third building is a 24’ x24’ pump house that can be used for additional storage. Each building is on own well systems. House & shop on own septic systems. $1,350,000

509 Walterdale Road - This unique log home located in the McLure/Vinsula area is situated on just under 4 acres! Enjoy rural living while knowing the comforts of the downtown core are just 30 minutes away. Included is a 40x40 detached shop with tons of power, perfect for a craftsman or handyman, plus two chicken coops. $589,900

1. Sun Peaks - townhouse in McGillvary, Trappers or Woodhaven, $900,000 2. Sun Peaks - house with suite, $1,200,000 3. South Kamloops - house, $900,000 4. Sun Rivers - Sagewood Community 5. Kamloops - Townhouse, under $500,000 6. Kamloops - Apartment - South Kamloops/ Sahali, $350,000, pets & rentals allowed

CALL PHIL 250-318-0100

FOLLOW YOUR DREAM, HOME.


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1624 SPARTAN PLACE $299,900 • MLS®160300

90-7545 DALLAS DRIVE $287,500 • MLS®159953

135 HOLWAY STREET $349,900 • MLS®159478

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• Great starter or investment property in this 2+2 bedroom 2 bathroom half-duplex • Updated hot water tank 2018 and roof 2019 • Nice cul-de-sac location

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

13-791 JENSEN ROAD $425,000 • MLS®160042

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

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

698 BATTLE STREET W $499,900 • MLS®160179

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

292 ORCHARD LAKE ROAD $750,000 • MLS®159641

SOUTH KAMLOOPS • Corner lot home with 3+3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms • Great investment property with close proximity to Thompson Rivers University • Quick possession possible

• Low bareland strata fee of $120/month • 2 pets allowed with no size restriction, no rentals allowed • Beautiful private back garden

• 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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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, an open discussion with a loved one yields positive results. Take what is said to heart and work on strengthening this relationship even further going forward.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, reassess your finances before making a big financial commitment. Start adding things up and comparing expenses to income before signing on any dotted lines.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, some time off spent entirely with family and friends is just what the doctor ordered. Cherish this time and appreciate the opportunity to enjoy it with those you love.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, some time alone may be necessary to figure out a problem. Once you can get free of distractions, the solution will present itself rather quickly.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, now is the time to begin planning an important project. Your mind is clear and you have the time, so embrace your creative side as you begin to hash things out.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Spiritual endeavors may take up much of your time this week, Virgo. Surround yourself with other spiritual people or examine your faith more deeply on your own.

LIBRA

FEBRUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 16, 2021 - Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, a change of scenery can be just what you need. A day trip to enjoy the great outdoors can prove refreshing and provide some new perspective.

SCORPIO

- Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, a new person in your life proves invigorating. Foster this relationship and be grateful for the opportunity to invite a new person into your life.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, a new hobby piques your interest. Introduce others to this activity and enjoy pursuing this newfound passion with someone you care about.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 It is alright if it seems like you’re a beat behind everyone else this week, Capricorn. You will catch up soon enough and others are more than capable of picking up the slack.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 An attraction to someone you meet this week catches you off guard, Aquarius. Forge ahead and explore these feelings if your situation allows.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20

Offer support to a friend in need, Pisces. This generous offer will be much-appreciated and you will reap the rewards as well.

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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.

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

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.

FAMILY DAY Kamloops This Week will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 for the Family Day Statutory Holiday.

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

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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.

8ft Antique Couch $900. Couch & matching chairs $200. 250-374-1541.

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.

Plants / Shrubs / Trees Scotch Pine trees smaller ponderosa in pots 2ft (50) $15 each obo 250376-6607

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

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Apartments / Condos for Rent North Shore new apt unit 2bdrm, 2bath 3rd fl. S/S appl’s. $1850/mo. 250819-2099.

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

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Houses For Rent Furn Home WestEnd Corporate/Crew 4bd, den nsp near RIH $3700. 250214-0909.

For Sale by Owner 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@

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

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ULTRASONIC BLIND CLEANING OFFERING TWICE A MONTH SERVICE TO KAMLOOPS TAKEDOWN, CLEAN & REHANG. ADVANCED BLIND CLEANING

RS5 Audi winter studded snow tires and wheels over 90% tread . 285/30R20 $1700.00 Call 250 319-8784

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Classes & Courses 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

Boats 14ft. Runabout boat. 40hp Johnson motor on trailer. $1000/obo. 778469-5434.

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

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WHEREAS GARRY MARVIN BURRELL OWES BERNADETTE WILLIS STORAGE FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1974 Kit Companion trailer CGDC2050SC4S32 1998 CHEV 1500 2GCEK19R8W1245780 2002 Ford Service Truck 1FDXF47S42EA89519 1994 Ubilt trailer NIL VIN 2009 Ubilt trailer NIL VIN 2009 GMC 1500 1GTEK19C192139484 in the amount of $29,565.00, these items will be offered for sale after February 17, 2021 by bid. Contact Tannis at 250-961-2714 or centralinteriorbailiffs@shaw.ca in order to make an appointment to view or place a bid.

NOTICE OF SALE WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT By the virtue of the Warehouse’s Lien Act, contents left belonging to: Sandra McKenna, 878 Puhallo Dr., Kamloops, BC. The goods will be sold on or after March 3, 2021. Central Storage Ltd., 1236 Salish Rd, Kamloops, BC, V2H 1K1. 250-314-9522.

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.

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25 Years Fishing, GolďŹ ng and Playing Cards with the Angels. Forever in the thoughts and on the hearts of those he loved and those who loved him. Thanks for the Memories!

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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 beneďŹ ts, 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 paul@emslandinsurance.com

PLEASE RECYCLE THIS NEWSPAPER Thanks for wearing a mask, for everyone!

In Loving Memory of

December 7, 1941 – February 10, 2016

John Armstrong

August 1, 1928 February 13, 2020

It’s been one year without your prayers, jokes and loving kindness. We’re saying a rosary for you Dad, June and Susan.

Five years have passed since we lost you. Your absence is felt every day. But now thoughts of you bring smiles and laughter more often than tears. We treasure the years of your love and caring.

Till we’re together again. Your Ever Loving Family Cassie, Mark & Shelly, Chad & Steph, Bret & Peggy, Kenysha, Kolton & Salem

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Assunta Frances Russo “Susie� It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our beloved daughter, sister, friend and “Masi�. On February 1, 2021, Susie passed away at home with family by her side. Susie was born on April 26, 1972 in Trail, British Columbia. She is now reunited with her loving father Giacomo. She is also reunited with many aunts, uncles, and other family members in heaven. Susie is survived by her beloved mother Anna and sister Pina. Left to cherish her memory are countless friends who have become family. If Susie’s friends had children, their children became Susie’s niece/nephew; the line between friend and family was forever blurred. Susie grew up in Trail, BC and, after graduating high school, stayed in the community for a year of post secondary education. In 1991, she moved to Kamloops and attended UCC (now TRU) where she studied her Accounting Tech Diploma and then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Business Administration (SFU) with a focus in accounting. It was not long after when her sister also moved to Kamloops and then her parents soon followed as well. Susie demonstrated love, care, and compassion in all facets of her life, and everyone graced by knowing her would attest to this. Susie humbly volunteered for countless community organizations and fundraisers. She was committed to spending seemingly endless hours helping those in need. Whether it was selling raffle tickets, filling a table at a fundraiser, or helping organize behind the scenes, Susie was always game to help. Susie worked in Financial Aid and Awards at TRU for over 20 years. She could not help growing overly fond for her students and secretly went above and beyond to help them; every individual was special to Susie. Not only did Susie love every one she encountered, but she also loved activities and social gatherings. She was passionate about travelling, music, concerts, shopping and fundraisers. Susie will always be known for being the last one on the dance floor. Many of those in her neighbourhood will miss Susie’s walks where she would stop and talk and talk and talk. Recently, she became keen on therapeutic yoga, the practice of yoga and spiritual offerings. Netflix series? Susie has seen them all. An obscure baking recipe? Susie will try it. Animal in need? Susie will help it. Susie has always had a love of dogs and took the role of foster parent to furry friends in need. She recently adopted her puppy, Gia from Kamloops Ruff Start. Susie had an overwhelming amount of support over the last 4 years. In particular, our family would like to thank Dr. Liz Ewart and her gentle and compassionate care, along with the Oncology departments in both Kamloops and Kelowna and Glover’s Pharmacy for making the administration of medications easier than expected. We would also like to thank all the members of her rehabilitative, massage and spiritual team. Finally, a special thanks to the Fine family in Kelowna who offered up their home as Susie’s own while she completed her treatments there. A private family mass will be held at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Following is the link from Dignity memorial to partake in the virtual stream: Https://www.distantlink.com/SCIBC4.html We have made it possible to be part of Susie’s send off. Please join us on Saturday, February 13, 2021 between 12:00 -1400 at Hillside Cemetery. There will be a moving motorcade procession in honour of Susie. COVID precautions are in effect, please everyone remain in your vehicle. In lieu of flowers, let us contribute to Susie’s love of animals. Donations can be made to Kamloops Ruff Start by following the link to donations at www.kamloopsruffstartrescue.com. Condolences may be sent to www.schoeningfuneralservice.com


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Debi Bradford (née Scramstad) August 3, 1955 - February 7, 2021

There is an extra bright star in the heavens tonight. We lost my wife, Debi, of 40 years, mother to her daughter Tori (Mike) and grandmother to Taylor, Owen and Emily. She never had a bad word to speak against anyone and was the kindest and most generous person alive. Debi was born and raised in Kamloops, the youngest of four children to Ray and Alyce Scramstad and sister to Lorne (Anne), Norm (Lynne) and Dory (Betty). Married to Rocky for 40 years, they travelled the globe together, Niagara Falls, Greece, Italy, England, France, Egypt, Mexico, Hawaii and she was always her happiest when she went to these foreign lands. She made friends in every country she visited. She loved backyard get-togethers with family and friends and a smoky BBQ. Even after she was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago, it was still difficult to keep up with her at times. She was the type of person who would buy Christmas presents for someone in the summer because it was the perfect gift. Her laugh and smile could fill up a room. She especially loved walks around McArthur Island with the deer and wildlife. She will be forever loved and to say that she’ll be missed is an understatement. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation or Kamloops Hospice Association are greatly appreciated. Heartfelt thanks and gratitude to welcoming pharmacists and her team that looked after her at the Kelowna Clinics, in our home during the last during her final days at the Trinity angels!

family, friends, our of doctors and nurses and Kamloops Cancer couple of months and Hospice. You are her

Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

Pamela Joyce Francis With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Pamela Joyce Francis at the age of 64. She passed away suddenly on January 13, 2021 in Kamloops, BC. Pamela was predeceased by her parents Joyce and Gordon Caponero. She leaves behind to mourn their loss, her husband of 42 years, Terry Francis, her daughter Angela (Johnson), her son Keith Francis, her brother Keith Caponero. Left to mourn their loss are her grandchildren Aden, Evan, and Hanna. Also left to mourn their loss are her Auntie Jean Wynn of Calgary and her Auntie Cathy and Uncle Allen Caponero of Coquitlam, and nieces Dayna, Catherne, Kaydee and nephew Chase, may cousins and dear friends. Pamela was born in Calgary, Alberta. The family moved to Surrey when she was a toddler. Then the family moved to Revelstoke where she grew up and met her soulmate Terry in 1979. They married and were transferred to Terrace, then Kitsault BC., back to Terrace, then moved to several communities along the way, making lifelong friends as she went, then back to Revelstoke where she worked at the family business. She moved to Kamloops in 1997 and worked at Pollard Bank Note, making many lifelong friends there as well. Pamela loved to cook big dinners, canning, and baking and that was her happy place. She also just loved fishing and camping and spent many days on the lakes and streams around BC. Due to COVID restrictions, a memorial and celebration of life will be determined at future date.

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Debra Lyne Peters On January 26, 2021, Debra “Debi” Lyne Peters (née Wilflingsider) AKA The Crazy Cat Lady, overcame her struggle with ongoing pain and suffering. Even in her final hours, she was able to draw those that loved her dearly closer. She was surrounded by a “Sea of Love.” She is survived by her husband Doug, her sisters Susan (Bob), Wendy (David), and Shelly; her brothers Gary and Tim (Krista); her mother-in-law Betty; brothers-in-law Garry (Victoria) and Rodney (Cory); step-sons Grant (Jen, Kassity, Jaxon, Alexander) and Scott (Erin, baby on the way); numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and special friends Deborah and Shauna (Camdyn, Jordyn). Those that knew Debi knew that Doug was her true human love, and every animal she encountered had a special spot in her heart. She gave a home and love to many critters, including her current cat Dolly. She also spent many hours walking around McArthur Island Park, enjoying the wildlife that live there. She was predeceased by her mother Lisa, her father Steven, her father-in-law Louis, and special pets Danny, Tia, Scrounger, Squinchy, Ginger, Malachi, Karley, Little Bit, and numerous others. Special thanks to all the medical professionals who aided in her care. We know she’s with the angels now, painless and happy. Remember me in your heart: Your thoughts, and your memories, Of the times we loved, The times we cried, The times we fought, The times we laughed. For if you always think of me, I will never have gone. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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.

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Diana Lee Foster 1956 - 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Diana on February 4, 2021 at the age of 64, after a long battle with MSA, which she was diagnosed with in 2012. Diana is lovingly remembered by her spouse of over 35 years, Ken Shaw, her daughter Ashley (Ryan), her daughter Braelyn (Leon), and new granddaughter Averie. Also left to cherish her memory are her mother Judy; siblings John, Becky, Lorna, Dawn, and Lomma; along with many very dear friends and extended family. Diana worked for many years as a medical office assistant for family physicians in Chase and then for the Chase Optometric Center, before having to retire early due to her illness. Her strength, positive attitude, and grace in dealing with her condition were an inspiration to those who knew her. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to www.multiplesystematrophy.org Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Ann Shirley Furgason It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ann Shirley Furgason of Kamloops, BC, on January 20, 2021, at 82 years of age. Ann is survived by her brother Syd (Cheryl) Newman, niece Sarah Newman (Troy Cady), and great-nieces Hannah and Paige Cady. Ann was predeceased her parents Ron and Ivy Newman, her husband Al Furgason, and her nephew Allan Newman. Born and raised on the family farm in Brocklehurst, she had a great love for her horses and dogs. She had close relationships with her cousins. Ann resided in Tranquille Valley until she moved in a care home in 2015. There will be a private spreading of her ashes, as requested by Ann. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Overlander Extended Care, and Dr. Hollman. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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. To place an announcement, call:

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Drago Gluvic 1937 - 2021

Drago passed peacefully with his family by his side in palliative care at Peace Arch Hospital on January 29, 2021. Drago was born in Banja Luka, of former Jugoslavia, and was the 5th oldest of 6 boys and 2 sisters and was predeceased by his father, mother, three brothers and two sisters. Drago is survived by his wife Agnes, daughter Debbie, husband Rob, and their sons Treyce and Ryder, and his son Brian, wife Trang, and their daughters Abbie and Sadie, his brother Mike, wife Maria, and their children Jim and Susan, and his brother Djoko, wife Dusica, and their children Igor and Maja. Drago fled the former Jugoslavia and arrived in Canada in 1957 as a twenty year old with no money or education. He worked initially at a local ranch in Kamloops and then at a local welding shop. He met Agnes in Kelowna, who was just visiting Canada at the time, and they married shortly after. They settled in Kamloops and Drago took over the local welding shop he was working at. With a tireless work ethic and fearless determination, Drago continued to expand the business over 50 plus years, eventually retiring at age 82, with the sole purpose of providing those he loved, in particular his children and grandchildren, with the comfort, security and opportunities that he did not have growing up. Despite this tireless work ethic, he cherished time with his family and grandchildren, particularly prioritizing yearly vacations with the whole family in Hawaii and in his later years Mexico.

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Edward Davidson 1950 - 2021

Heaven gained a wonderful Scottish angel on a fitting Robbie Burns Day. Edward Davidson’s family sorrowfully announces his passing on January 25, 2021 at Royal Inland Hospital. Ed was born in Fort William, Scotland on September 10, 1950 to Catherine (Nan) and Fred Davidson. He immigrated to Canada with his parents and older brother when he was a wee lad of 5 years. Upon graduating from Centennial Secondary School in Coquitlam, Ed started his career off by working for many years at Kenworth Trucking. After moving to Kamloops, Ed eventually branched out on his own selling heavy equipment and trucks throughout the province. With his lifelong love of hockey Fast Eddy became a member of the Kamloops Old Timers Hockey Club and enjoyed many hours on the ice and building longtime friendships. Ed is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Osborne, his two daughters Karri Davidson (Lou), Lori Davidson and stepchildren Jesse and Kaylie Osborne. Ed adored his six grandchildren and enjoyed the time he spent with them all. He proudly admitted that his only granddaughter had him wrapped around his little finger. Also surviving are his older brother Charlie (Cindy) Davidson, younger brother Morris Davidson (Michelle), sisters and brothers in-law, niece Chloe Davidson (Brandon) and nephews Scott (Janet) and Brad (Cathy) Davidson and numerous other nieces and nephews.

He will be remembered for his sense of humour and his smile. His work was his passion and he was serious about it but he loved to make people laugh. He was known for a handful of sayings but most memorable was “how much money you got” after customers would inquire about the price of a job.

Ed made many good friends over the years throughout BC and will be sorely missed by them all including his relatives in Scotland.

At this time there is no memorial planned.

Due to COVID restriction the family will gather at a later date for a celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers please donate your smile to the people around you every day and consider a donation to your local hospice/palliative care or cancer society.

Beth Jurista We are saddened to announce the passing of Beth Jurista on February 5, 2021. She leaves behind, to mourn her loss, her beloved husband of 67 years, Emil and their children Ed (Angela), Tom, Don (Janet), Bev (Ben), as well as her many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren who, like her kids, will miss her quick wit and funny faces! Beth was an accomplished baker, winning blue ribbons at the county fairs in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; you were always welcome at the house, the cookie jar was always full, there was cinnamon buns or bread braid on the counter. She had many friends and acquaintances, made through her years of being in the North Kamloops bowling league as well as selling Avon, where she won many sales awards. Beth was active with the Kinsman and Kinettes of Kamloops from the late 1960s well into the 1970s, even serving as president. If you knew Beth, then you knew her affection for a good joke (not always clean), she was always ready for a laugh or to crack a face for the camera. Making people laugh brightened her day, especially her grandchildren. We will miss you mom, dearly! At this time, there will be no memorial service, but a celebration of life will be held at a later date when we can safely gather together. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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Muriel Lilly Bartanos

April 30, 1936 - January 15, 2021 On Friday January 15, 2021, Muriel Lilly Bartanos, long time and beloved resident of Kamloops passed away at age 84. Muriel (Merle) was born on April 30, 1936 in Wynyard Sask. to Henry and Celine Lilly. Merle grew up in Wynyard and later Spalding. When she struck out on her own, she moved to Edmonton, Alta. and applied for a position at the Hudson’s Bay. She was surprised to learn that her family name was recognized through the company archives, as her Metis family had originated in the Lord Selkirk’s colony (now Winnipeg, Man). After Edmonton, in 1969 Merle lived in Hedley and in 1972 moved to Kamloops and found her happy place. While there she raised her daughter Marcy and worked at then Cariboo College as well as upgraded her skills and knowledge base. She made life long and dear friendships through part time house cleaning, house sitting and her love of the outdoors, social events, and volunteering. In her later years she became known as the Walking Lady because of her love of walking Kamloops. She is survived by her elder sister Vera and daughter Marcy, grandson Daniel and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial will be planned in Hedley and Kamloops post Covid restrictions.

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Sam left us on Jan. 31, 2021 at the age of 56. He was born on a sunny day in Merritt on July 25, 1965. He is predeceased by his parents Samuel Abel & Louise Jules and Walter & Joan Winter. Left to grieve are his daughter Caitlyn and grandsons Deklin and Cayden, to whom he meant the world and they to him. Also in sorrow are Caitlyn’s mom Gail, his brothers and sisters: Cook (Joe), Joan, Lorraine, Roseann, Dianne (Ian), Joyan (Dirk), Ralph, Katrine, Pierre (Shorty) and many cousins, nieces, nephews and family friends. Sam spent his childhood in the woods at Campbell Lake in the North Thompson where he learned how to fish, appreciate wildlife, haul water and cut wood. Unbeknownst to him at the time, he created many hilarious family memories which will always be cherished. Sam graduated from Barriere Secondary in 1983 and was one of those lucky kids to participate in Katimavik (a cross-country youth program) where he learned how to speak French and experience life in three parts of Canada. With encouragement from a high-school teacher, he attended and graduated from the cooking program at the Pacific Vocational Institute in Vancouver and worked as a cook at the Banff Springs Hotel (where he and Gail met and married) and later in other restaurants in Victoria, West Vancouver and Kamloops. He loved cooking and would still be standing on his feet 8-12 hours a day had arthritis not made this impossible. Sam will always be remembered for his generous personality so generous that it often worked against his own best interests, for his devotion to his daughter and grandsons, helping family as much as his health would allow and for serving as chef for decades at large family gatherings. He loved to travel and dreamed of many more international adventures. Sam learned a bit about hunting while brushing his teeth one morning at Campbell Lake. “Hey, Dad, there’s a four-point buck outside the bathroom window.” In a suit and tie, Walter, soon to become affectionately known as The Great White Hunter, did the deed. We ate venison steaks and stew for many weeks afterwards. Thankfully, Sam further honed his hunting skills alongside his brother-in-law Joe Jules and stew pots simmered and venison roasts baked once again. Over the decades, Sam came to learn a great deal about his heritage and traditions from his Simpcw family. He was enthusiastically welcomed home and with open hearts his Campbell Lake family were also warmly welcomed into the fold. We are saddened that many of Sam’s Secwepmec traditions cannot be followed at this time due to covid protocols. The family appreciates the full-on, attentive treatment Sam received by the doctors, nurses and staff at Royal Inland Hospital. Kukwstep-kuc. Despite their many efforts, Sam died of a rare, rapid-spreading infection from an injury to his right hand that occurred a few days earlier, and for which there is no cure.

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October 28,1949 - January 16, 2021 It is with extreme sorrow that we announce the loss of our beloved son and brother. Terry passed away peacefully in Campbell River Hospital, after a very hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer. Terry was predeceased by his father Edward Quinn in March 2015. He will be forever missed by his loving mother Dolores Quinn, sister Shaun Perry and brother Dennis Quinn (Lynne). Also left to cherish his memory are his nieces and nephews Michelle Rothery, Daniel Rothery (Mindy), Mathew Quinn and Shelagh Uptigrove (Brian), as well as his great nieces and nephews Julian, Aidan, Jacob, Mya, Mackenzie, Sawyer and Seamus. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Terry lived in numerous places, including Whitehorse, Yukon where he worked for the government as an engineer. He eventually retired there, before moving to Campbell River. While in Whitehorse, Terry loved fishing with his dog Babe. Terry played high school football and later enjoyed hockey and golf. In 1979, he got his private pilot’s licence and liked taking his friends up for a “bit of a joy ride.” Terry was also a real conservationist, with a love for all creatures, large and small. He was known in his neighbourhood in Campbell River, for his beautiful lawn and flowers, and was always willing to help other neighbours in his community. He worked tirelessly and was truly appreciated for his efforts. Terry made a difference in other people’s lives. His favourite time of the year was Halloween when all the little children would come to his door trick or treating. Terry enjoyed remarkable friendships with Therisa, Paul, Kim, Leanne and Cheryl, all of whom comforted and helped care for Terry, selflessly, during his illness. Our family can never thank you enough. We thank God for the wonderful, memorable years we had with our Son and Brother, and as Terry would say “I did it my way.” “God bless and look after him for me please. I will love you forever, my Son.” “There is a place in the heart, that’s like no other, a warm corner lit by the smile of our Brother.” Always and forever in our hearts. Mom, Shaun and Dennis A celebration of Terry’s life will be held in Campbell River in early summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Victoria Cancer Lodge.

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Breakthrough by Nel de Keijzer Santa Barbara,California

The tears of grief Have washed away The clouds of sorrow, And vision now is clarified I miss you still, But see you new In light of joy And smile at your remembrance. The love we shared Still here to give And to experience The joy that comes from that, is you!

Footprints

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

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Emilio Giovanni Muraca “Johnâ€? It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Emilio Giovanni Muraca, “John.â€? John, also known as husband, dad, and grandpa was born in Altilia, Italy on June 23, 1939, immigrated to Canada in 1959, and passed away on January 20, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Muraca (nĂŠe Pavlovic), his son Sebastiano Muraca, “Samâ€?, his daughter Franca Muraca, and his two granddaughters Milena and Georgia Chambers. He is also survived by his brother Michele Muraca, sister Noreena Comalli and sister Luisa De Lia, who still lives in Grimaldi, Italy. Dad started working as a carpenter in Italy when he was just a boy. Like so many immigrants, he came to Canada to work on the railway. He used to scale rocks and blast dynamite, probably one of the reasons dad was hard of hearing later in life. He would often stay in Kamloops before moving on, which happened a lot on the gang, as dad like to call it; this is where he met mom. Mom was just 18 years old when they married. Within fourteen months, a daughter and son were born. Dad would later work for the City of Kamloops, a job he held until he retired on his 65th birthday. He was a very hard worker; a man who will be remembered for his working man hands. He was always very well-liked by his co-workers. He would often comment that he missed being able to talk to the boys at work. Unfortunately, due to a weak heart, dad went into kidney failure four years ago. He made the decision to do dialysis as long as he could. It was a hard-fought battle. He lived to see his family, in particular his two granddaughters. He would always light up when they would visit, especially when they brought their puppy, Teddy, with them. Dad also really liked when he got a chance to visit with his brother Mike. Our family is so incredibly grateful to the caregivers who were with our dad every step of the way. To Dr. Kruger and his staff, to Dr. Connolly, Dr. Casilla, Dr. Scobie and all of the nurses and support workers at RIH, particularly the nurses on the renal ward, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We could feel and see how much you cared for our dad. As hard as the last few years have been, you made that bearable for him and that was a gift for which we will never fully be able to thank you. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, It broke our hearts to see you go, God only takes the best. They say that memories are golden, Well, maybe that is true, But we never wanted memories, We only wanted you. Your life was all about the labor, Your love of family true, You did your best for all of us, We will always remember you. We sat beside your bedside, Our hearts were crushed and sore, We did our duty to the end, ‘Til we could do no more.

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Surrounded by his family the Angels took a great husband, father and friend to many on January 29, 2021. At the age of 81 Harvey leaves behind his wife of 60 years Albina (nĂŠe Piva) and four children, Teresa (Grant), Brent (Donna), Lana (Bill) and Kurt (Jennifer). He also leaves behind a contingent of beautiful grandchildren (Aaron, Lisa, Amy, Ryan, Kayla, Bryce, Kyle, Andrea, Charlotte and Sonia) and great-grandchildren (Lyriq, Brooklyn, Bridger, Moss, Beau, Maddison, Tessa, Jazelle, Jaxson, Berkeley, Hudson, and Remy); all of whom he loved more than can be expressed in words. Harvey is predeceased by his mother Esther, father Gunnard, his brothers Irving and Eldwin and leaves behind many extended family members whom he loved and cherished (including his older sister Fern, who is 97 years old). Born in Comrey, Alberta Harvey moved to Vernon, BC in 1943 and then to Kamloops 1956 where he graduated as class president and valedictorian from North Kamloops Secondary School. As young boys in the 1950s Harvey and his brother Eldwin were avid skiers and outdoorsman. In fact, their father made touring skis for them in which they would often hike up their local mountain, Silver Star. His love for the outdoors was passed on to both his children and grandchildren. He stayed active hunting, fishing, wake surfing and snowmobiling until he took ill last November. Harvey and Albina met in Kamloops in 1959 and a lifelong partnership began. Married in 1960, they moved to Vancouver where he began his business career working for Beneficial Finance. In 1969, Harvey left Beneficial Finance to become one of the first private mortgage lenders in Canada and founded what is now known as Alpine Credits. Over the years Harvey grew the business into one of the most successful private mortgage companies in Western Canada ensuring everyone knew its name. In addition to this, he started Ryan Mortgage Corporation in 1984, which is now a major corporation with activities spanning across Canada. Staying true to his family beliefs the company was named after his first grandchild.

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE & WEEP BY MARY FRYE (1932) Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush,                      Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die!

Harvey and Albina had an extensive love for travel, often with their children and on their own. Their travels included far off places including Italy, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, France and of course Sweden (the origin of the Wipp Family). In addition to this they spent over 20 years as snowbirds travelling with good friends in their motorhome and during the past several years could be found pool side at their ocean residence in Mexico.

LOVE ALWAYS REMEMBERS

Harvey never forgot his roots and what was most important in life: friends and family. His generosity and love has touched many lives and the adventures he took people on will be memories that will last their lifetime. He will be dearly missed.

May tender memories soften your grief,

Due to Covid 19 a celebration of Harvey’s life will be postponed to a later date. However, a zoom funeral memorial will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM. Should you wish to join, please send your email to the following address: HWservice@alpinecredits.ca In addition to this a blog page has been set up and can be found at amurgroup.ca/harveywipp/life. In lieu of flowers, the family would request a donation on behalf of Harvey Wipp to the BC Wildlife Federation.

BY HELEN STEINER RICE

May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you ďŹ nd comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side

Our lips cannot speak how we loved you, Our hearts cannot tell what to say, But God only knows how we miss you, In our homes that are lonely today.

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ALAN PERRETT Larger than life and dramatically unforgettable, Al Perrett left this life on February 1, 2021, from Royal Inland Hospital, at the age of 82, for the great hereafter which, we expect, will continue to include many loyal friendships, positivity, enthusiasm, exuberance, generosity and, of course, skiing and motorcycles! Related to skiing, Al, in the mid 1950's, without having had any training in racing, competed on Mount Seymour in the Vancouver high school skiing championships. Al was the only entrant from his school, King Edward. Although he didn't have much in the way of equipment or ski clothing, his enthusiasm and determination attracted the attention of other racers. He was invited to join their ski racing club. His saying "yes" marked a turning point in his life and in the lives of the club members. Al had a new focus, and the club members gained a life-long friend, someone with boundless enthusiasm and a generosity, friendliness and openness that few had encountered. Al became a fixture in the group, a good friend to all and a constant source of inspiration. After just a few years of racing, although having had no formal coaching, Al caught the attention of the Canadian National Ski Team, which sent him to Europe to race against the world's best alpine skiers. Unfortunately, after only two weeks, he suffered an ankle injury and was released from training. Al was not about to give up on this great European opportunity and just go home. Being Al, he turned this into a great new adventure. He somehow picked up a motorcycle and went travelling. Along the way, he came across a multi-day cross-country motorcycle race which he entered, sore ankle and all. This may have been the beginning of one of his favourite sayings, "Pain is my friend". He would tell us, if he was feeling pain, he knew he was still alive. Quite by chance, Al bumped into a member of his regular ski group who was off on his own European experience. Together, they went to Pamplona, had a wonderful time and, of course, ran with the bulls! The friend unfortunately became ill and went to England for treatment. Al followed, made regular hospital visits all the while the friend was recovering from hepatitis

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and then helped him get back on his feet. Al never lacked compassion, generosity and possessed an innate willingness to help. In the 1960s, a number of Al's ski group went to spend a ski season at Queenstown, New Zealand. On landing in NZ, they found themselves (burdened with a huge mound of luggage and skis) outside the quay on a very busy street. They knew where they wanted to go but had no idea as to how to get there. Al spotted a small panel van coming down the street, walked out into the traffic, waved down the van and talked the driver into taking the group to its destination, gear and all. Al could “connect” with people in an instant. In addition to many more wonderful stories, Al taught for a season in Davos, Switzerland, was coach of the Alberta junior ski team for a season and, in the late 1960's, was coach of the Whistler Mountain junior ski team. And, throughout his skiing years, Al always had a grand time skiing with his children and grandchildren. Al's other love, motorcycles, began when he was age fourteen. After having been given a ride on a 250 BSA, he was hooked. He thought motorcycles were awesome. Al had worked as an iron worker and had some "near-misses". Think, Second Narrows Bridge. Looking for a less perilous line of endeavour, he went to work with his brother, Jon, as a plumber. Al and Jon always had a very close relationship but, after eight or nine months, he let Jon know, "I don't think this is going to work out for me." Jon kindly suggested, because of Al's adeptness at such, he go into repairing motorcycles. So, in 1966, Al borrowed $4000 from the bank, bought five Suzukis from Trev Deeley, and opened a small shop in Richmond. It didn’t take long before he moved to larger quarters selling Yamahas. Money was tight but Al bought out Tyne Side Repairs, a longtime established dealership. This purchase was a great move as he had truck loads of parts for sale and was soon able to pay off the bank as well as Deeley's for the purchase of motorcycles. He was even able to move to a larger location. In 1972, Al sold his Yamaha shop and moved to Kamloops, starting Kamloops Honda. One of Al’s best business decisions was taking on a Harley-Davidson franchise in 1977. He developed a very successful business in spite of a devastating

Joan Frances Brkovich It is with sadness that the family of Joan Frances Brkovich announces her passing on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the age of 78 years. Joan will be forever remembered and survived by her daughters Deanna Brkovich and Bonnie (Cody Plowe) Brkovich and her brother Grant McConechy of Kamloops, BC and her grandchildren Blaine Plowe, Kate Reed, and Chloe Reed. Joan was predeceased by her parents Margaret and Archie McConechy and brother Wayne McConechy. She will be remembered by her exhusband Peter Brkovich, nieces, nephews, and extended family and dear friends. Born in Winnipeg on February 5, 1942, Joan lived in Manitoba and Saskatchewan during her childhood before settling in Kamloops. She was philanthropic in nature and donated her time generously as a volunteer to many causes. She became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses later in life. There will be an online memorial service on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 2:30 pm. For login information, please email jfbjwmemorial@gmail.com, or call Alternatives at 250-554-2324. Donations in memory of Joan may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation or the BC SPCA. There will be a celebration of Joan’s life planned for a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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I am stan standing tandin tan dingg upon din upon th the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is on object of beauty & strength & I stand & watch her, until at length, she is only a speck of white cloud just wheret he seas & sky meet and mingle with each other. Then someone at my side exclaims, “There, she’s gone!” Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large as she was when she left my side & just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of her destination. Her diminished size is in me, not her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says she is gone, there are other eyes watching for her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout “There she comes!”. by Henry Van Dyke

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fire in 1986. Their HOG chapter raised huge funds for Muscular Dystrophy and donated many gifts and cash to charities in the community. Al's "do business on a handshake" reputation was such that, people would travel from far away just to do business with him. Through it all, Al took out time to race motorcycles. Dan Amor talked Al into going to the Six Days Trials in Italy in 1974 and over the next decade he won several medals. In 1990, Al rode in his first Baja 1000, "the Most Dangerous Race in North America", and finished! He was hooked! He competed in 17 Baja races with different teammates over the years, winning class age 50 and 60 numerous times. As for being the most dangerous race in North America, during one race, Al was riding the night-time leg. Suddenly, in the dark, loomed a cow. Al survived the crash; the cow did not. Al did see the inside of a hospital in more than one country. Related to Al's racing in Bahia de los Angeles, Baja Mexico, Al so loved the people and the location, he bought property there in 2005 and built a house. Over the years, he met many wonderful friends and developed beautiful relationships in the community. Al made annual trips there to ride, fish and enjoy the life. Al's motorcycle racing took him to varied destinations, from the ultra-dangerous Isle of Man TT, to our local Westwood. He won four National Cross Country Championships in the 1980's and 90's. Al was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame on November 17, 2018 at its 13th Annual Banquet and Reunion at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre. There is no end to anecdotes which feature Al Perrett as the main character. Everyone who knew him has a different “favourite story”. Or three! Al Perrett, it has been a great honour and an endless pleasure to call you “friend”! Al is survived by the mother of his children and lifelong friend Shirley Perrett, four children and eight grandchildren. Guy Perrett (Barb), Magnus, Xavier; Renee Bucknell, Elizabeth, Ella; Jane Perrett, Travis, David; Andrea Perrett (James Huser), Pierce, Roko. He also leaves behind his beloved brother Jon

Fly Me He understands every mode of force He knows what’s true of the elements He is subtle but genuine at lift off and landing He is an airplane ride blowing through the clouds He is an airplane window that reveals a whole dimension He is a propeller to delve farther deep into the universe like fractals He is an airplane grounded in the sky mighty with fuel He is an airplane engine efficient, sustaining and swift He is a wing of a plane that stabilizes my lift He has an open storage to keep the baggage balanced on flight He has a trap door that releases the body of pain He has a water tank to keep the peace Here is a safe place to crash A ride in the sky at night reveals a bright shiny movement You, my plane, are visible to the naked eye in each spectrum

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(Eva) Perrett, sisters Gail Robb and Linda Sysoloff and their families. As well as many, many friends all over the globe. Al is predeceased by his father Emery Perrett, his mother Helen Blythe (Perrett), and his sister Rosemary Bryan. Our family would like to thank the Royal Inland Hospital Cancer Clinic, Dialysis Clinic, and the Community Dialysis Center for their outstanding and compassionate service. Al frequently praised the quality of care he received. If you would like to pay tribute to Al’s life please consider a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation, the Canadian Kidney Foundation or the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. A celebration of life will be held when it is safe to do so. Please stay tuned… A special note: Al, many times, gave loving thanks for his mother's positive and supportive attitude.

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by Kathy Ruth Manongdo

Written on Father’s Day 2010

Am I your passenger? Am I your wingman? Am I your baggage? Am I your well oiled engine? Am I your wing? Am I your lift in the air? Am I your propeller that thrusts you to a new dimension? I am all that you shape me to be You have a windshield view exposing the picture beyond Only you fit the pilot’s seat As your hands and feet heart and eyes are trained to work the plane You know every part and how to fix it You are navigating by the spirit You belong to a solid tender heart and so accepted as firm to soar You’re worth the shiniest mint coins and bills in circulation and so loved Your competence as an airplane secures my place For more experiences with you Will you invite me onboard?

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/3LB BAG

$1.28 /EACH

LONG ENGLISH CUCUMBERS

$1.28/EACH

/EACH

78¢

/BUNCH

MACINTOSH APPLES

78¢/LB

NAVEL ORANGES

78¢/LB

RADISHES

78¢

/BUNCH

ASPARAGUS

$3.98/LB

GRANNY SMITH APPLES

78¢

/LB

Check Out What's NEW at Nu Leaf!

NOODLES PLUS

CHOW MEIN & RAMEN NOODLES

$3.98

/250G

NOODLES PLUS

FROZEN SLICED BEEF, CHICKEN & PORK

$7.98

/12OZ

$1.98/LB

$1.28/BUNCH

BROCCOLI CROWNS

GREEN BELL PEPPERS

$1.58

98¢

BANANAS

CELERY

/LB

68¢

/LB

JOE'S GLUTEN FREE

$3.98

$8.98

/150G

/LB

98¢/LB

Many more new items can be found in store!

NOODLES PLUS

WONTON SOUP KIT

SPINACH

PEROGIES

/360G

NORA'S FROZEN

PLANT BASED TREATS

$8.98

/473G

REVEN & RETTELSWEN LIAME RUO ROF PU NGIS

58¢

GREEN ONIONS

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LEMONS & LIMES

HOT HOUSE

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GREEN LEAF LETTUCE


LUCKY 13

TOTAL

$

ANY OIL CHANGE

LSTERY & VENT CLEANIN T UPHO G LTD E P R . CA

$

1 1 OFF!

$

780 WEST COLUMBIA ST • KAMLOOPSMOBIL1.COM • 778-471-6246 Valid until February 24, 2021 only. *Coupon must presented at time of service. Not valid with any other oil change offer or discount. Prices may vary and additional enviro. fee and/or shop supplies may apply.

Workmanship Guaranteed • Licensed • Insured • Bonded LIVING ROOM SOFA DINING ROOM & CHAIR & HALLWAY from as low as from as low as

55-$65

$

60 Minutes Tailored for you with heated stones and towels and customized pressure.

105

$

FDA & HEALTH CANADA APPROVED

99

$

HYPO-ALLERGENIC • BIODEGRADEABLE • EXCELLENT DRY TIMES

Sweetheart Special

Bring in this coupon during February 2021 and receive

Half Price

reg. $150

Book online at enhancedreflectionmedispa.com or call 250-299-7336

1-778-470-2200

OFFERS EXPIRES February 28, 2021

off a breakfast or lunch

meal when you purchase one meal at regular price!

2- 724 SYDNEY AVE KAMLOOPS BC V2B 1M9

2 Can Dine for $1399

1-778-470-2200 1-778-470-2200

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1-778-470-2200

1-778-470-2200

2- 724 SYDNEY AVE Store Hours BC V2B Sunday 11:00am to 2am - WednesdayKAMLOOPS 11:00am to1M9 12am ThursdayStore Hours

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www.redswanpizza.ca

*In house contactless delivery *In house contactless delivery *In house contactless available for only $3.50 delivery available  for only $3.50 available  for only $3.50

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2 - 724 SYDNEY AVE KAMLOOPS BC

ORDER ONLINE! ORDER ONLINE! www.redswanpizza.ca www.redswanpizza.ca

Store Hours Wednesday 11:00am to 12am Thursday- Sunday 11:00am to 2am

11AM TO 12PM DAILY

DOWNTOWN 450 LANSDOWNE ST. LANSDOWNE VILLAGE

250.374.8282

&

NORTH KAMLOOPS #9 724 SYDNEY AVE. SYDNEY PLAZA

250.554.2055

YOU CHOOSE

Seniors Discount

www.remedys.ca Mon-Fri 10-5 • Sat 10-2

Support your Neighbourhood Pharmacy

5 OFF Valid until March 30, 2021

FREE HEARING TEST

10% off *

over-the-counter DO YOU sometimes feel that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly? items DO YOU find it difficult to follow conversation in a noisy restaurant or a crowded room? DO YOU have difficulty understanding speech on the telephone? YOU hear better in one ear than the other? FirstDOTuesday DO YOU experience ringing, buzzing, or noises in your ear?

of every month

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a hearing problem.

Want to make them Soft Tacos? Make any Crisp Taco an original Soft Taco for $1.

Expires February 28, 2021

GET 15% OFF

$

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That’s 2 Combos for $1399

GET WORK BOOKED & DONE IN FEBRUARY

ANY OVER-THE-COUNTER ITEM 90B 1967 East Trans Canada Hwy, Kamloops

(778) 765-1444

+ TAX

250-554-3933

Teeth Whitening

4-10 shades lighter in one safe and effective session.

110-$130

$

+ TAX

www.totalcleaningkamloops.ca

FEBRUARY SPECIAL Say Hello with a Beautiful Smile Side-by-Side Massage

W1

WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2021

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YES WE CLEAN WINDOWS IN WINTER

ULTRA VAC SAVE

80

FULL DUCT SYSTEM CLEANING

$ 250-319-5760

FURNACE AIR DUCT CLEANING

EXPIRES MARCH 9, 2021

email: ultra.vac.cleaning@gmail.com


W2

WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2021

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NOTE FOR CLEAN UP

VENTS, DUCTS, UPHOLSTERY & RVS

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www.totalcleaningkamloops.ca

250-554-3933

*Some restrictions may apply. Valid until February 24, 2021 only.

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18 Straight Years!

DOWNTOWN 450 LANSDOWNE ST., LANSDOWNE VILLAGE

&

FEBRUARY SPECIAL Say Hello with a Beautiful Smile Side-by-Side Massage

60 Minutes Tailored for you with heated stones and towels and customized pressure.

105

$

Teeth Whitening

4-10 shades lighter in one safe and effective session. FDA & HEALTH CANADA APPROVED

Thank you, Kamloops for Voting Señor Froggy your Favourite Choice for so many years!

Chocolate lava, strawberry, chocolate chip or tiramasu

SAVE 10% ON PHONE IN OR IN PERSON ORDERS. USE THE WORD “FEBRUARY” FOR DISCOUNT. EXCLUDES ONLINE ORDERS

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YES WE CLEAN WINDOWS IN WINTER

ULTRA VAC % * DRYER VENT % * 50 50 CLEANING

OFF

FURNACE AIR DUCT CLEANING SANITIZER & DISINFECTANT

* with furnace cleaning

250-319-5760

EXPIRES MARCH 9, 2021

email: ultra.vac.cleaning@gmail.com

OFFERS EXPIRES February 28, 2021

Order 3 large pizzas and receive a slice of cheesecake

NORTH KAMLOOPS #9 724 SYDNEY AVENUE, SYDNEY PLAZA

GET 15% OFF

OFF

reg. $150

FREE CHEESECAKE SLICE

2004-2012

YOU CHOOSE

GET WORK BOOKED & DONE IN FEBRUARY

Kamloops Local Owner - Ian MacGregor

99

$

Book online at enhancedreflectionmedispa.com or call 250-299-7336

Home Style Cooking

2018 Best Mexican Restaurant

WITH E

780 WEST COLUMBIA ST • KAMLOOPSMOBIL1.COM • 778-471-6246

Workmanship Guaranteed • Licensed • Insured • Bonded

2019 Best Mexican Restaurant

FREE SILVER ASH CARVEW RY SERVICE

$

YOU WILL NEED THE HIGH HEAT RANGE AND EXCELLENT EXTRACTION ABILITIES OF A TRUCK MOUNT STEAM CLEANING SYSTEM.

MORE DEALS ON THE OTHER SIDE!

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ANY OVER-THE-COUNTER ITEM 90B 1967 East Trans Canada Hwy, Kamloops

Seniors Discount

(778) 765-1444

www.remedys.ca Mon-Fri 10-5 • Sat 10-2

Support your Neighbourhood Pharmacy

5 OFF

$

Purchase of $15 or more before tax. 1 coupon per transaction. Does not include prescriptions, insulin or codeine products. Valid until March 30, 2021

FREE HEARING TEST

10% off *

over-the-counter items It’s your hearing. It’s important. Get it checked.

HEARINGAIDCENTRE.ca

First Tuesday Kamloops of every414 month Arrowstone Dr. • 250-372-3090 • 1-877-718-2211

Must present coupon. Offer expires February 28, 2021


WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2021

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BONUS

1,000

$

ON SELECT VEHICLES

+

2.9

%

2021 CADILLAC CT4 #1B082. SPORT AWD

48,313

$

OR LEASE FOR

SMITH CADILLAC

Premium Care Maintenance*

2021 CADILLAC CT5

$ 290 51,063 bi-weekly + tax $

OR LEASE FOR

307 bi-weekly + tax $

2021 CADILLAC XT5

#1B162. SPORT AWD

50,288

+

4 YEARS/80,000km

#1B075. SPORT AWD

2021 CADILLAC XT4

$

for up to 48 months (on lease)

W3

#1B180. PREMIUM LUXURY AWD

OR LEASE FOR

$ 298 56,478 bi-weekly + tax $

950 Notre Dame Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 6J2 Sales (250) 372-2551

OR LEASE FOR

299 bi-weekly + tax $

INCLUDES

CADILLAC PREMIUM CARE MAINTENANCE

All prices & payments are net of all incentives and are plus taxes, levies and $495 documentation fee. See dealer for details. Lease on approved credit. Financing at 2.9% O.A.C. for 48 months. Lease total paid: #1B082 $30,160, #1B075 $31,928, #1B162 $30,992, #1B180 $31,096. Vehicles not exactly as shown. Offers end February 28, 2021.


W4

WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2021

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

SWEETHEART OF A DEAL JUST FOR YOU! 19 CHEV COLORADO CREW 4X4

#9000R. WAS $43,693

$

NOW

42,444

17 CHEV SILVERADO CREW 4X4

#1B129A. WAS $38,693

$

18 CHEV EQUINOX AWD

#1B128A. WAS $28,693

NOW

27,330

#8977S. WAS $19,693

16 CHEV TRAVERSE

NOW

37,893

$

18 CHEV CRUZE 4DR

#20B107A. WAS $23,298

$

$

NOW

18,998

17 CHEV CRUZE

NOW

22,666

#8880R. WAS $17,693

$

NOW

16,998

• Manufacturer’s Warranty • 30 Day / 2500km No Hassle Exchange Privilege • 150+ Point Inspection • 24 Hour Roadside Assistance

YOUR CHEVY STORE

DL# 5359

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