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HURRYING HARD TO THE MAC ISLE CURLING CLUB The COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened on McArthur Island this week, with 408 appointments booked on the first day. An inoculation clinic at the Tournament Capital Centre will open on March 22. Turn to pages A6 and A7 for more information on the COVID-19 vaccinaton rollout in Kamloops.

Nurse Lori Shaw gives 94-year-old Second World War veteran Albert “Bud” Rankel his first dose of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine as the inoculation clinic on McArthur Island opened on March 15. MICHAEL POTESTIO/LJI

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Work will begin the week of March 22, with an anticipated completion date of mid-April. Work will take place from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. During this time, the ring road will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The road will reopen every evening at 5:00 pm until the following morning and will remain accessible on weekends. During the closure, pedestrians will have alternative access via the centre access road. Visitors to the park are encouraged to park at the east end near Norbrock Stadium or the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre and walk to their destination using the service road. Access to the vaccination clinic at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre will not be impacted. Later this spring, work will commence on Phase 2 of the Community Park, which will include upgraded pathways, a new playground behind the mini-golf area, a covered picnic area, and a pit toilet.

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Concerns are being raised about the City of Kamloops use of herbicides to kill unwanted weeds on sports fields, in parks, in tot lots and on hard surfaces, like sidewalks — and some residents are calling for the city to stop using the products. Herbicides are toxic to plants and kill unwanted vegetation. The city uses herbicides specifically to kill weeds, described as a last resort in an integrated pest management plan that also includes measures like hand pulling, over-seeding, aeration and other weed-management practices. The city has a bylaw banning cosmetic herbicides for residential usage, but no such bylaw exists for the city in the aforementioned instances, meaning regulations set out by higher levels of government are followed by the city. Concerns include exposure

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of residents who frequent the areas to cancer-causing and birth-defecting ingredients and the eradication of pollinator dandelions among those unwanted weeds in a community that is bee-friendly. Environmental advocate and longtime area resident Bronwen Scott said she has been collecting information for three years related to the city’s use of herbicides, including parsing of regulations by upper levels of government. Scott alleges the city has used herbicides contrary to product label guidelines and reported it to the province. She said the city has to post in its annual reports the amounts of herbicides it uses and found that in 2019, herbicides had been used in concentrations greater than advised on the product label, which she said is illegal. City parks manager Jeff Putnam, however, said the incident was a miscommunication between the city and province on how paperwork is filled out and was not, in fact, a misuse of

product. He said the city follows product directions when using herbicides and has never contravened application concentrations set out on the labels. “That’s not a question,” he told KTW. Meanwhile, Scott said several of the herbicides the city is using have been proven to cause cancer, birth defects and developmental abnormalities. One specific herbicide of concern is called Grazon XC, which Scott said residents cannot purchase over the counter. Scott called it a “bad actor,” noting it was used alongside Agent Orange by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. It contains hexachlorobenzene (HCB). According to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, “In several studies, HCB has been shown to cause cancer consistently in experimental animals, although available data are inadequate to determine whether HCB causes cancer in humans. It is, therefore, considered to be a “ non-thresh-

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The McArthur Island vaccination clinic is fully booked for the week, with about 400 people a day being inoculated, said Carla Mantie, interim clinical operations director for public health in Interior Health West. An inoculation clinic at the Tournament Capital Centre will open on March 22 and is expected to administer up to 340 people per day. The McArthur Island clinic is running seven days a week, Mantie said, with the TCC clinic set to operate five days a week, increasing to six days per week as of April 12. The two clinics are administering the shots by appointment. The amended vaccination schedule this

week is as follows: • Thursday: 81+ (1940 or earlier); • Friday: 80+ (1941 or earlier). Indigenous people ages 65 and older have been eligible to book appointments since March 8. The number to call is 1-877-740-7747. The call centre will be open seven days per week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on how to book a vaccine appointment, go online to immunizebc.ca. There will be 10 immunization stations at the TCC, in addition to the 12 now operating on McArthur Island, but those numbers will increase in mid-April when Interior Health enters phase three of the vaccination rollout. Raising a green paddle in the air when their station becomes free, nurses at each

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station at McArthur Island go over instructions with each attendee before giving them the shot. After getting inoculated, attendees are sent to a waiting area for 15 minutes to monitor for any possible side effects or reactions before they are sent on their way with the first of two shots required in the vaccination process. It will take about two to three weeks for immunity from the vaccine to fully take effect and Interior Health is encouraging people to continue taking precautions — wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and engaging in rigorous hand washing even beyond the two week period. Second and final doses are to be administered about four months from the first shots.

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Carla Mantie, interim clinical operations director for public health in Interior Health West, said the health authority is hoping everyone who wants a vaccine will have their first doses by June as inoculators move through the age groups. Everyone receiving their first doses now at the two Kamloops clinics will begin receiving their second shots in the summer, she said. The clinics are expected to run until September, at which time inoculation may be able to be managed at the public health unit in the city. Only the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are in stock for Kamloops’ two centres at the moment. “Mostly Pfizer within Kamloops and Moderna more for our rural areas,” Mantie said. She said Interior Health has no concern

about the supply chain of their vaccines, which are not stored on site. During phase one, which began in December, a number of other clinics have already been held in Interior Health for high-risk populations, such as health-care workers, the homeless and people living in care homes. Phase two has been ongoing since late February, with groups making appointments based on age — oldest to youngest. Mantie said she feels elated to be at this stage in the vaccine rollout, with a mass vaccination clinic now underway in Kamloops, adding she is proud of the staff and volunteers they have, as well as the health authority’s partnership with the City of Kamloops. — Michael Potestio/LJI


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They are engaging in different types of shots in the McArthur Island Curling Club this week. The first of two COVID19 vaccination clinics in Kamloops opened at the McArthur Island Sports Centre on Monday, with 408 appointments booked on the first day. One of those appointments was filled by Albert “Bud” Rankel, 94, who was grateful to be receiving his shot. Given his age, he said he was looking forward to it. A veteran of the Second World War, Rankel, a widower who lives alone, said he has been managing through the pandemic with pastimes such as gardening and fishing. “I’m still getting along pretty good, as long as I don’t get this bug,” he said with a laugh. Barely feeling this first inoculation, Rankel said he’s looking forward to his second shot later this year.

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Gladys Royer gets her shot on Monday, with nurse Justine Wayne administering. She and husband Harvey are hoping they can soon see their grandkids and friends.

Once the first dose takes effect, he hopes to once again visit his brother-inlaw in Kamloops and do his own shopping again with a mask and a bit more confidence. “I kinda miss getting around a little bit,” Rankel said. Receiving their vaccines on Monday brought relief for Westsyde residents Gladys and Harvey Royer, who have hardly left home in the past year. “It’s a relief to know that you’re getting something,” Gladys, 83, said of receiving her COVID-19 shot. Harvey, 78, said with the vaccine rollout underway,

he is hopeful an end to the pandemic is in sight. Once their vaccines take effect, the Royers — who have an Indigenous background — are looking forward to being able to get out of the house a bit more, having spent a year shopping for groceries online and not being able to visit the salon. The couple is also looking forward to again spending time with loved ones. “It will be so much nicer to visit and have visitors,” Harvey said. “We’re grandparents many times over and we just haven’t seen them for quite some time.”

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FOOD WASTE REPORT A LOT TO CHEW ON Our society is extremely wasteful. Never have we had so much and thrown so much away, treating everything from clothes to electronics as disposable when the next fad comes along. With our brains now wired to discard rather than care for and repair, it is perhaps not surprising that food is one of those things that we waste. A new report from the United Nations estimates that 17 per cent, or 1.03 billion tonnes, of the food produced around the world each year is wasted. People across the globe go hungry, so this figure is heartbreaking. So just how does Canada stack up? Not well. The average Canadian wastes 79 kilograms of food each year, which is more than both the United States and Britain. Further, 61 per cent of food waste happens at home. So we can’t just keep on keeping on while pointing the finger at retailers, restaurants, farms and factories. Think of all the trips to the grocery store where our eyes are bigger than our stomachs and we wind up with a head of lettuce, a half dozen tomatoes and more that we barely touch, if we touch them at all. There are far too many households that will cook an entire roast chicken, eat what they can in one meal, and discard the rest. If you’re not worried about your pocketbook, consider that the UN report says that an estimated eight to 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are associated with food waste. It all adds up to a sobering picture. We can and should do better.

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Counting COVID compassion

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rom trepidation to tremendous response, the experience of the Kamloops Food Bank could serve as an interesting case study when post-pandemic studies are done regarding generosity amid a sudden crisis. It has been noted in previous columns on this page that many organizations were overwhelmed with donations and volunteer offers as the economy crumbled in the first few months after the pandemic was declared a year ago this month. That overwhelming generosity followed initial fears for the very survival of the various non-profit agencies. Central among the conversation in the early days of the pandemic was the stability of the supply chain, which led to much discussion of food security and autonomy. Well, the food security of others seemed to have been on the minds of many during the pandemic as the Kamloops Food Bank reported a significant increase in quantity — and quality — of donations. Executive director Bernadette Siracky said when the pandemic was declared on March 11, 2020, followed by temporary closures of restaurants, there was serious concern for the future of the food bank — and the impact its absence would have on those who rely on the agency. Instead, the food bank was the

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MUSINGS recipient of an unprecedented amount of food, from shuttered restaurants that had perishable items that would otherwise have gone to waste, from farmers with excess product and from average residents who wished to help with the food security of those in need. “It really was a countrywide effort to support food security,” Siracky said, noting the donations to food banks across Canada came from people and companies and farmers and producers from throughout the country. In particular, Siracky said, the food bank in Kamloops received more cheese, more eggs, more milk and more yogurt than ever before, thanks to an initiative from the BC Dairy Association. The group last April made $150,000 available for food banks to buy dairy products

from local producers. Locally, for example, the Kamloops Food Bank was able to purchase product from Blackwell Dairy. “During the first few months of lockdown, our clients were getting healthier food,” Siracky said. “There seemed to be a hyperfocus on basic needs. I think people stopped thinking of luxuries and realized the need for basics.” As for the why behind what many saw as an unexpected increase in donations? Well, think of the person whose poor lifestyle choices lead to a brush with mortality that jars them into choosing a healthier path going forward. Siracky believes many donors saw the economic and social impacts of the pandemic and realized, perhaps for the first time, that they, too, could easily be among those relying on the food bank. There but for the grace of God and all that. “I think a lot of folks who use our service were looked at, maybe, by others without judgment,” Siracky said. Sometimes it takes a crisis to awaken something inside us. For all that we hate about this damn pandemic, perhaps we can offer a sliver of thanks for COVID-19’s role in allowing some of us to get reacquainted with our compassion. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com


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CLEAN UP THE DOGGY-DOO Editor: The photo above shows what I cleaned up between Aspen Street and Oak Street in North Kamloops. All this dog poop was found in the alley access to our homes, where young children live and seniors walk. This is large breed dog feces I clean up on a regular basis. I am so frustrated as it can contain whip worms, parvo and numerous other diseases. Clean up after your dog and respect our neighborhood. Don’t own a dog if you can’t take care of its business. Estelle Whelan Kamloops

Editor: People may not realize that comments posted on Facebook may be negatively affecting their own loved ones. I never comment on news articles, but some of the responses to the Oprah Winfrey interview of Prince Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle really got under my skin. I am absolutely appalled at some of the comments people are making. This was especially difficult to read on the day after the interview — March 8, which happened to be International Women’s Day. Markle stepped into a life and a role because she loves her husband. Given her background of being an independent woman, her independence was cut in half

or more in her new role. Things were not as expected for her and her mental health drastically declined. She and her husband made a choice for themselves to live a healthy lifestyle outside the royal family, but there was no way for them to exit without public knowledge or tabloid coverage. The interview and subsequent comments touched on many subjects, including the issue of titles, security and racism. But the comments from the public regarding mental health are what prompted me to write. Simply talking about one’s mental health should be enough to elicit help and respect, which is what Markle and her husband fought for and are working at achieving.

Markle isn’t going to see all the nasty comments from people posted online, saying they don’t believe she is suicidal and that she had this all planned and that she is doing this for attention. However, friends and family of those posting such insensitive comments may see the comments. Those friends and family may be struggling with their own mental health and they may not look for the support they need after reading such comments. We need to think hard about that. All we need to do is be kind. Anybody struggling with their mental health can call on me for support. Kimberly Mackay Kamloops

FIREARMS RULES WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON CRIME Editor: I would like to know how many legally owned guns are used to commit crimes in Canada. It seems to me that the federal governmnt is going to spend a whole lot of money to enforce new rules in firearms, with little or no effect on gun-

More letters can be found on Page A10 related crime. Handguns in particular are already heavily regulated and restricted. Does the federal

government think criminals take the time to take a firearms safety course, get a possession and acquisition permit, register the handgun, then obtain a permit every time they want to transport it and keep the firearm in a locked container, with a trigger lock, separate from the safely

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For many members of our community, COVID-19 hasn’t just changed “how” we work, but “if” we’re able to find work in the first place as businesses struggle to stay afloat. While we’re facing challenging times, one employer in Kamloops has been able to persevere, grow, and give back to the community throughout the pandemic. “Our organization serves people struggling to meet their needs. As we’ve seen community needs grow, we’ve worked to expand the supports that we can provide in return,” said Lindsay Lord, CEO of John Howard Society Thompson Region (JHS) JHS is a service provider that delivers housing and support services for individuals facing complex barriers in and around Kamloops, including those who may be involved in the criminal justice system, have developmental disabilities, or experiencing poverty, homelessness, mental illness, or problematic substance use. Lindsay says that, “at a time when many are experiencing layoffs, our organization has been incredibly fortunate to be in a position where we’re bringing on more staff - not only to work alongside our clients, but also building opportunities within our business functions and leadership team to support our growth.” This was the experience of Chris Connelly, JHS Human Resources Generalist, who started with the organization last March. “I came from working in the forestry industry and now recognize there is social purpose behind my work every day. It takes immense teamwork to deliver our support services, and it’s incredibly rewarding work to be a part of.” One year into working at JHS, Chris reflects further on his experience. “One thing I value most about JHS is that everyone works collaboratively, from our direct services team to our executive leadership, with the ultimate goal of bettering our community.” JHS is currently hiring! Working with JHS offers you purpose-driven work, a vibrant work environment, competitive salary and benefits, and ample opportunities for career growth. Diversity is a cornerstone of effective service delivery and applications are welcome from all interested candidates, including but not limited by those of any sex, race, orientation, or disability. Learn more about JHS and available career opportunities at www.johnhowardbc.ca/thompson-region. 100-529 SEYMOUR STREET P: 250.434.1700 INFO@JHSTR.CA

Editor: One might think the pandemic — which has so far resulted in the death of more than 20,000 Canadians, along with major health complications for thousands more people — would provoke government leaders to revise the country’s priorities. Obviously, the greatest threat to our society is not from foreign countries, but from minuscule viruses. As well, the dangers we face from climate change pose more concern than any potential military action by foreign governments. While Canadians have to wait longer than other countries for vaccinations because we do not have the capability to manufacture the vaccine, Canada is still

planning to spend in excess of a half-trillion dollars over the next 20 years for military hardware. Certainly, foreign governments do pose threats, but most of these are economic, trade or territorial disputes that can be better solved with improved diplomacy and negotiations, rather than by using military action. It is clearly time for a reset of priorities for Canada so we are better prepared to cope with the challenges we face in the 21st century. Warships, jet fighters and tanks will be useless in fighting forest fires, droughts, floods, pandemics and cyber attacks. Tax dollars earmarked for military weapons need to be diverted to programs and projects that will truly protect Canada in the

coming decades. Imagine a future where all Canadians have clean drinking water, where arts and culture are fostered, where more natural spaces are protected, where infrastructure has been re-built to minimize carbon emissions, where post-secondary education is free for those who need it, where young people are employed to restore damaged landscapes and where the focus is on peace, health and happiness, with more opportunities for healthy, non-motorized outdoor recreation. All of these benefits would be possible in a demilitarized Canada. Jim Cooperman Lee Creek

CRISIS REQUIRES DEEPER THINKING Editor: Calls for action in the opioid crisis are missing nuance and preventive thinking. This is not to minimize the urgency of addressing the crisis, but to encourage deeper thinking before simply asking for more, which is not an effective request in a system with finite resources. Context is critical to the success of interventions for complex issues.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the context of substance use — from patterns of use to accessibility of harm-reduction services, to availability of treatment options, to burnout of frontline workers. Thus, like every other aspect of our lives and societies, responses to the opioid crisis need to shift. The government and health authorities have

facilitated this shift, at least to some extent. Recognizing their efforts is important because “doing more” is not always possible or strategic amid resources and time being diverted into adapting responses. The glaring piece that is still missing is preventive strategy or action — not only to prevent overdose, but to prevent substance use from becoming harmful

Editor: I have received donations after writing about the theft of my scooter charger. Mr. Anonymous from Lac Le June enabled my wheels to roll again. Thank you, and to KTW editor Christopher

in the first place. Rarely, if ever, does addressing the complex roots of harmful substance use get brought into the conversation. If this had been prioritized earlier, I wonder if we would have seen such a significant increase in overdose deaths when the pandemic struck and Band-Aid responses were rendered ineffective. Meaghan Hagerty Kamloops

Foulds for delivering the gift before Christmas. Later, I received more and more gifts from wonderful folks I don’t even know. I am completely overwhelmed with the heartwarming generosity. Grace Guevin, Kamloops

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Tk’emlups begins COVID-19 vaccinations this week A billboard at the side of Highway 5 on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc land reminds people of the importance of adhering to COVID-19 protocols. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Inoculation of Tk’emlups te Secwépemec members against COVID-19 is set to begin. The First Nation has received enough supply to vaccinate all members living on the reserve, which is about 600 people. The vaccines will be administered by Qwemtsin Health at Moccasin Square Gardens, which is located at 315 Southern Yellowhead Hwy., at the corner of Highway 5 and Shuswap Road. Elders ages 60 and over will be vaccinated from March 17 to March 19, followed by all Tk’emlups members ages 18 and older living on reserve (March 22 to Match 25), followed by Tk’emlups members ages 18 and older living away from the reserve (March 26), followed by band staff on March 29, if there is enough vaccine supply remaining.

In addition, Indigenous seniors ages 65 years and older (born before 1956) are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at other clinics and can book an appointment with the provincial government by calling 1-877740-7747 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. any day of the week. People must wear a mask and have their care card with them at their vaccine appointments. In the City of Kamloops, a $140 vaccination clinic is open in

the McArthur Island Sport and Casimir noted the band has Event Centre in North Kamloops, been fielding many calls regardwhile a second clinic is scheding the vaccine. uled to open on March 22 in the “People are eager. They want Tournament Capital Centre on to get back to some sort of northe Thompson Rivers University malcy,” Casimir said, adding the campus. vaccine rollout will help them get Tk’emlups Chief Rosanne there. Casimir, who was diagnosed with The Tk’emlups chief said COVID-19 in early February, said she is anxious to see what the the band is receiving the twopandemic situation looks like dose Moderna vaccine, which come the summer, noting the must be stored at -20 C, which Kamloopa Powwow is one of the million dollar development Qwemtsin Health will oversee. band’s largest events.

Last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. As for Casimir herself, she said she is feeling better since her diagnosis, but has lingering respiratory symptoms. She said she caught pneumonia following her COVID-19 diagnosis and is taking a second round of antibiotics. While she didn’t require a stay in Royal Inland Hospital, she did attend to be assessed and wants to thank all frontline healthcare workers with Interior Health and Qwemtsin Health who have helped her through the process. Casimir said she is looking forward to receiving her COVID19 vaccine and is advocating for all band members to get one.

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Little Riel is ready to return home to Kamloops Riel Antoine underwent his first bout of intravenous chemotherapy in August 2019 following a surgery that removed most, but not all, of a brain tumour discovered in the newborn. The chemotherapy kept Riel and his parents confined to a room at BC Children’s Hospital for nearly a year, until the spring of 2020.

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A Kamloops toddler who has battled a rare form of brain cancer for nearly two years will return home to his family this month after an MRI scan showed no signs of a tumour. Two-year-old Riel Antoine completed his second set of chemotherapy treatments at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver in January and, with his blood cell levels returning to normal, will be coming home with father Frank Antoine on March 28. The news has mother Bonnie Lepine Antoine relieved and hopeful the tumour won’t grow back. Riel will have MRIs every three months to monitor for any signs. “When you’re in the cancer world, it’s a journey and I think the journey doesn’t stop,” Lepine Antoine said. “I think it’s important to celebrate those little victories because we don’t know what tomorrow brings, we don’t know if his scan in April’s going to be clear and we don’t know five months, six months down the road.” Riel received the maximum amount of the chemotherapy permitted for his age. If the cancer returns, the only other option for treat-

ment will be radiation, Lepine Antoine said, noting her son won’t be eligible for that until he is five years old. Meanwhile, there are other concerns as chemotherapy left Riel immunocompromised, making him susceptible to other illnesses — in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — and he needs to be re-vaccinated with his childhood inoculations. There will also be many appointments ahead for the eyesight and hearing loss Riel sustained during treatment, as well as follow-up visits with BC Children’s, Lepine Antoine told KTW. “Our child is never going to be the same,” she said. “Even though he’s alive, we’re

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still mourning in a different way. We’re mourning a life he could have had and we have to adapt.” The mother of three said she appreciates each day, manages the situation as it comes and is looking forward to having her family together again. Through most of 2020, the family of five commuted to the Lower Mainland together for Riel’s appointments, before splitting up the household last September, when Riel’s last set of chemotherapy began. Lepine Antoine, who works as a teacher, stayed in Kamloops with their two older children, Sequioa, eight, and Maya, six, as the school year started. Frank — who has been

out of work due to COVID-19 travel restrictions straining his Indigenous tourism business — took Riel to Victoria, where they have family. From there, he commuted to BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver to pick up medication that was then administered orally through Riel’s nose at a pediatric cancer clinic in the provincial capital. “Our family’s been a bit dysfunctional in the sense of [being] away from each other,” Lepine Antoine said. “My [older] kids haven’t seen their dad too much. Maybe five times in two years.” Riel underwent his first bout of intravenous chemotherapy in August 2019 following a surgery

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Visits to Royal Inland Hospital were down at least 20 per cent over the course of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Columbia Street facility that spanned 31 days. Data obtained by Kamloops This Week from Interior Health shows visits to the emergency department at Royal Inland were down 21 per cent in January and 24 per cent in February. The outbreak at the hospital was declared on Jan. 22, producing 105 cases among 69 staff and 36 patients, with four of those patients dying in connection with the outbreak. In the past four years, visits to the ER averaged about 200 visits per month in January and February. But in 2021, the first two months of the year saw 161 and 153 visits, respectively. A spokesperson from Interior Health said although the health authority does not have any firm data that suggests the

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Interior Health declared the outbreak over on Feb. 22. Concerns over staff safety and shortages led to statements from the BC Nurses’ Union and anonymous complaints to this newspaper by nursing staff. Interior Health maintained, throughout the outbreak, that it was safe to visit the hospital for regular appointments. Day surgeries continued at the hospital with only minor interruptions.

When?

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 7:00 pm

Why?

Kamloops City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following proposed amendments to KAMPLAN: City of Kamloops Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 46-1 and City of Kamloops Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001.

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Purpose: To rezone a portion of 1830 Qu’Appelle Boulevard from FD (Future Development) to RS-1 (Single Family Residential-1) and OS (Open Space) to facilitate a singlefamily residential subdivision and dedication of open space.

Questions?

The relevant proposedbackground bylaw can be viewedcontact at Kamloops.ca/CouncilAgenda. For material the Planning and Development (February 23, 2021, Regular Council Meeting, Agenda Item 7.2, Attachment Division at 250-828-3561 or planning@kamloops.ca. “A”). The proposed bylaw can be viewed at Kamloops.ca/CouncilAgenda. (February 23, 2021, Regular Council Meeting, Agenda Item 7.2, Attachment “A”).

Questions?

For relevant background material contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561 or planning@kamloops.ca.

Questions?

The proposedbackground bylaw can be viewedcontact at Kamloops.ca/CouncilAgenda. For relevant material the Planning and Development (March 2021, Regular or Council Meeting, Agenda Item 9.3, Attachment “A”). Division 9, at 250-828-3561 planning@kamloops.ca.

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The proposed bylaw can be viewed at Kamloops.ca/CouncilAgenda. (March 9, 2021, Regular Council Meeting, Agenda Item 9.3, Attachment “A”).

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For relevant background material contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561 or planning@kamloops.ca.

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To amend the C-4 (Service Commercial) zone on a site specific basis to permit the expansion of an existing commercial daycare facility.

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For relevant background material contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561 or planning@kamloops.ca. The proposed bylaw can be viewed at Kamloops.ca/CouncilAgenda. (February 23, 2021, Regular Council Meeting, Agenda Item 7.2, Attachment “A”).

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The proposed bylaw can be viewed at Kamloops.ca/CouncilAgenda. Questions? For relevant background material contact the Planning and Development (March 9, 2021, Regular Council Meeting, Agenda Item 9.4, Attachment “A”). Division at 250-828-3561 or planning@kamloops.ca. Questions? For relevant background material contact the Planning and Development The proposed bylaw can be Kamloops.ca/CouncilAgenda. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members ofat the public are not able to attend Council Division at 250-828-3561 orviewed planning@kamloops.ca. Meetings or(March Public 9, Hearings in person at this time. Those who wish participate may 2021, Regular Council Meeting, Agenda Item 9.4,to Attachment “A”). The proposed bylaw canvideoconference be viewed at Kamloops.ca/CouncilAgenda. access the Public Hearing via the link provided below. (March 9, 2021, Regular Council Meeting, Agenda Item 9.4, Attachment “A”). Due We to the pandemic, members the public are not able to attend Council areCOVID-19 also accepting email and mail-inofcorrespondence. Meetings or Public Hearings in person at this time. Those who wish to participate may Have Say: Due to theYour COVID-19 pandemic, of the public are not able to attend Council access Public Hearing via themembers videoconference link provided below. Meetings or Public Hearings in person at thisMail time. Those who wish to participate may Email During the Meeting We are also accepting email and mail-in correspondence. access the Public Hearing via the videoconference link provided below.

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Questions?

The proposed bylaw can be viewed at Kamloops.ca/CouncilAgenda. (March 9, 2021, Regular Council Meeting, Agenda Item 9.5, Attachment “B”).

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To amend the C-3 1560 Versatile Drive (Highway Purpose: Commercial) zone on a site-specific To amend the an C-3 basis to allow (Highway Commercial) education/training zone onand a site-specific facility retail trade basis allow an on thetosubject education/training property. facility and retail trade on the subject property.

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“You’re not going to get cancer tomorrow and you might not get it just from your exposure to 24-D and hexachlorobenzene and glyphosate throughout your childhood or from playing one game at the ball field in McArthur Island,” Scott said. “But these build up and we should keep them out of the environment and keep them out of our bodies as much as possible. And when we start children young, who live with chemical compounds that you know cause cancer and that don’t leave the body, that’s a really bad start.” Asked for data around links to cancer, Scott said there is sufficient knowledge about

the risks of such herbicides. Scott said she reached out to the city, writing a series of letters expressing concern about the use and toxicity of the herbicides it uses and suggesting alternatives. In lieu of spraying dandelions — which she said are good for bees as an early springtime food and should not be killed in the first place — she suggested the city hand pick weeds on fields and elsewhere. Putnam, however, said that if the city were to hand pick every weed, it would be too resource-intensive and run the risk of a specific weeds spreading quickly. He said the city would need an “army of people” to hand pick weeds, noting the municipality does encourage community

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weed pulling through an adopt-a-trail program and events with schools. If weeds took off at McArthur Island, for example, it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for the city to replace the turf, Putnam said. “You need a higher level of intervention,” he said. Putnam stressed that the city uses herbicides as part of an integrated pest management plan, which includes not only herbicides use, but also mechanical, biological, and cultural methods to combat weeds. He said the city is required by the province to keep invasive plant species at bay, noting herbicides are used in small amounts and only as a last resort. Putnam said the city used seven litres of herbicide for all of its ornamental shrub beds in 2020. A spike in broadleaf weeds, including knotweed and dandelions, resulted in higher levels of herbicide use last year on sports fields, at 116 litres. Putnam said the city allows dandelions to grow elsewhere, such as on medians, for bees and includes clover in its turf. But, he added, weeds on sports fields run the risk of injuring players. “That’s not our first choice, it’s our last choice,” Putnam said of herbicide use by the city. As for concerns raised about product choice and potential health risks to the public, Putnam said the city only deals with products that are licensed by upper levels of government. He said the city works closely with the Ministry of Environment. If it had concerns, it would be shared with the city, he said, noting that has not happened. He said products like RoundUp has been used for decades in Canada. The city has no plans to discontinue use of herbicides at this time. “It’s a balanced approach and our goal is to use as minimal as we need to reduce the overall impact, but also to maintain our parks system and natural areas,” Putnam said. Putnam noted that during budget talks, council approved hiring another parks tech-

nician, who will, in part. be working on weed management. Putnam also said that the city has for several years worked with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, BC Hydro and Ministry of Environment as part of the ThompsonNicola Invasive Plant Management Committee, which together monitors and controls weeds. However, with no plans to axe herbicides any time soon and the city kicking up its seasonal staff to maintain parks and other space for the summer, Scott said the city could, at the least, be doing more to warn the public of locations where pesticides are being sprayed, preventing residents from being unknowingly exposed. She is calling for additional signage warning the public. Putnam said the city follows provincial regulations, with signage posted for 48 hours after treatment on sports fields, ball diamonds and areas around schools. Scott said the city should also be warning the public when spraying occurs on hard surfaces, such as sidewalks and pathways. Putnam, however, said people don’t tend to gather in those locations and maintains the city is following the rules. “We’re not required to do it and it’s just very resource-intensive to put a notification for every weed you spray on, say, a two-kilometre sidewalk,” Putnam said.

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Juniper, Rose Hill could connect in next decade JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

Juniper Ridge and Rose Hill may be getting closer to connecting as a proposal is in the works for more residential development in west Juniper and a potential school site. The city’s transportation master plan indicates future extension of Qu’Appelle Boulevard from Juniper Ridge to Rose Hill Road, estimated by staff to occur in the next decade. The southeast area of the city is expected to absorb 19 per cent of the city’s population growth, with Juniper Ridge identified as a major single-family, low-density growth area. City council has sent to a public hear-

ing a rezoning application and official community plan amendment application by owner Juniper West Developments Ltd. and applicant True Consulting for property at 1820 Qu’appelle Bvd. According to a city report, the application encompasses 14 hectares of a 55-hectare parcel of land at the western end of the Juniper West neighbourhood, where Qu’Appelle Boulevard and Galore Crescent meet. The applicant wants land designated urban, parks and open space, allowing for 45 single-family lots, dedication of open space and extension of trail that runs along a pipeline. The city’s development director, Marvin Kwiatkowski, said future development areas allow residential development. He said the property

was deemed future development, due to servicing and access needs. Servicing has since been worked out by the developer. “It’s a continuation of the current development that’s been happening for many years in the Juniper West area,” Kwiatkowski said, noting plans to extend servicing to the area. The development would be accessible via an extension of Galore Crescent and the city said preliminary design work for the road network takes into account access to Crown land to the west. According to the city report, the Crown land is the subject of planning underway by School District 73 “to assess feasibility for a potential school site.” The school site appears to be closer to Rose Hill Road.

An open house was held on Feb. 25 via Zoom, with residents in the Juniper West area invited to attend. The city said concerns expressed centred around continued residential development and need for an additional school and more access to the area. In addition, the city said increased traffic was of concern. The open house does not appear to have included Rose Hill residents. Coun. Arjun Singh said the two neighbourhoods are different in terms of how they have been designed. Mayor Ken Christian said the public hearing will be an opportunity to start that discussion. Council voted unanimously to send the application to a public hearing, a date for which will soon be confirmed.

Kamloops lawyer added to the B.C. Provincial Court JESSICA WALLACE

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After six years in acute care and as a head nurse, Stanford shifted to a career in law, attending law school and articling at a firm specializing in personal injury law. A brief court appearance at 222

Main St. in Vancouver during her articling year convinced Stanford to become a criminal lawyer. She has been a lawyer for 27 years and has developed a varied practice in Kamloops that includes admin-

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DAVE EAGLES PHOTOS/KTW KTW reporter Jessica Wallace (left) and Kamloops Coun. Mike O’Reilly tackle the portion of the fitness test that requires participants to pull and push 50 pounds in 180-degree arcs six times each, without crossing over the feet. It is part of a fitness test given to those who wish to be community safety (bylaws) officers in the city. Participants must finish the course in a time of 3:20 or less and carry a 70-pounds bag a distance of 50 yards to pass the test.

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equirement of a new physical assessment has been part of a dispute between the city’s bylaws staff and management, amidst department restructuring. Staff, especially older staff who had been in bylaws officer roles for some time, have argued the test was too difficult, forcing them to be displaced from their positions and transitioned to another city department or offered severance. On March 5, Kamloops This Week editor Christopher Foulds, 52, reporter Jessica Wallace, 32, and Kamloops Coun. Mike O’Reilly, 37, took the new fitness assessment, which is called the Community Services Officers’ Physical Abilities Test (CSOPAT). All three participants admitted to being out of shape amid the COVID-19 pandemic. None had trained for the test nor had taken it before. City staff demonstrated the test elements, which include running up and down a set of stairs six times, zigzagging and jumping through 30 metres of cones and three 18-inch hurdles, pushing and pulling 50 pounds of weight

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via a simulator 12 times, 10 burpee-vault-situp-repeats and city council table at Kamloops City Hall. a 70-pound bag carry. O’Reilly made his way through the stations. He clocked One must finish the timed portion of the event — right in at 4:01, failing to finish at the required 3:20 mark and up to the bag carry — in a time of three minutes and 20 conceding he would not be hired for the job as a result. seconds (3:20) or less. He watched as Foulds stepped over the starting line, ran The bag carry is done after a 30-second pause following up the stairs, jogged around the cones, jumped over the the intense timed course. hurdles, pulled and pushed the required weight and came Chelsea Tekonomy, the city’s active living co-ordinator, to the next station. explained that the test is designed to push people to their After pushing and pulling 50 pounds of weight 12 times, limit, gauging mobility, agility and speed. Staff estimated a one then immediately moves onto 10 sets of burpees, 50/50 pass/fail rate. vaulting and sit-ups — arguably the most challenging City of Kamloops community services manager Tammy component. Blundell said positions for community services officers “You’ve got no gas left,” O’Reilly said, referring to a (formerly known as bylaws officers) have physical requireslowing down Foulds and challenges he faced during his ments, including running short distances, hiking up and own test. down embankments or taking down encampments and Though each station may have seemed simple enough need to be able to defend themselves, should hairy situaduring the walk-through, it was the sequencing together in tions arise. a row, endurance and time factors that made the obstacle She said the test was instituted as the job evolved and course challenging. the goal is to have “well-rounded” staff who are both menAfter completing the 70-pound bag lift and carry, Foulds tally and physically prepared. was notified he was two seconds off the mark, failing only “That is what we’re building,” Blundell said. by a hair — with a time of 3:22. O’Reilly was the first brave soul. The crucial two seconds came during a pause before He is a father and among the younger faces aroundSALES the & INSTALLATIONS rising from the final situp.

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DAVE EAGLES PHOTOS/KTW After running up and down these stairs six times, then cruising through a pylon slalom course while jumping over mini-hurdles, then pulling and pushing 50 pounds 12 times in total, then leaping over a three-foot bar and performing alternating burpees and situps 10 times, then lugging a 70-pound bag 50 feet, a clearly less-than-optimally-fit KTW editor Christopher Foulds (above) was still coughing like a seal days after the March 5 fitness test at the Tournament Capital Centre. KTW reporter Jessica Wallace (at right, clearing the bar during the burpee/situp session) was the lone participant to meet the 3:20 time mark needed to pass the test. Foulds finished in a time of 3:22, while Kamloops Coun. Mike O’Reilly clocked in at 4:01.

running, pushing, jumping — and hacking “Way harder than it looks,” Foulds said, bent over with his hands on his knees, lungs burning and legs wobbly. (He would later allege the timing to be faulty, while simultaneously admitting he had a taste of metal and blood in his mouth as he continued to hack in the hours following the test.) This reporter was last up to the line. Off I went. The first running components felt easy enough — a 50-foot run pales in comparison to a Friday morning run in Peterson Creek with Tara Holmes — but the pushing and pulling simulator caused grief. With wobbly arms and legs, doing burpees, hopping over a two-and-a-half-foot vault and getting up and down 10 times in a row felt challenging. (Perhaps it is about time in the pandemic to pick up barbells, rather than baking and Netflix suggestions). Nonetheless, the coaches said my time was 3:20 on the dot, meaning I passed with nary a second to spare. Some questions, through wheezing, for the councillor and staff: What if the former bylaws officers fail the test? What can be learned from taking the test? Blundell (who passed the physical herself) explained

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See footage at kamloopsthisweek.com 14 officers have taken part in a first attempt of the test, which occurred in December. She could not say how many had passed or failed. Of staff who failed, they have been provided the opportunity to train and retake the test again this month. If they fail again, a final chance will be offered in July. Blundell noted that new applicants will only be given one opportunity, but former bylaws staff are given multiple opportunities to hit that 3:20 mark to help transition. The city is hoping to have its community services department operating this spring, with hiring ongoing to reach a complement of 32 officers, including full-time, part-time and on-call officers. Of those who fail the final attempt, Blundell said discussions with human resources will occur, though it is as

yet unknown what will happen to them. The city has said it will provide positions for staff who wish to stay with the city in other departments, such as parks. Blundell confirmed someone could go to another department and end up back in community services should they get in enough physical shape to pass the test and rejoin the department. O’Reilly said the experience helped him to understand decisions made at the council table. He noted the physical test mirrored a physical test designed for corrections officers. Upon management taking that test, however, O’Reilly noted the city determined the typical 2:50 standard time should be increased slightly to 3:20. Without that bump, all three of us who participated would have failed and the test would have been significantly more difficult. O’Reilly said the physical is intended to keep staff safe, not create RCMP-equivalent officers. He touted staff for providing ample opportunities for bylaws staff to pass the test, including time and money spent to train them. “That gives me confidence that we’re going about it the right way,” he said.

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SCHEDULED TURF MAINTENANCE SEASON Cemetery Bylaw No. 6-27 states all artificial flowers and other tokens of remembrance composed of artificial foliage shall only remain on gravesites from October 1st through to the second Monday in April. We ask family members to remove all items before Monday, April 12, 2021. Items in City-issued flower stands are exempt from this rule. Any items not collected before this date will be placed at the Hillside Cemetery flower storage area and available for pickup no later than April 26 and are not to be placed back on the grave site until after October 1. Commencing Thursday, April 15, 2021, and every Thursday after through to October 1, 2021, flowers placed on gravesites will be removed and placed at the flower storage area for our scheduled turf maintenance. This does not include flowers in City-issued flower stands. It is recommended limiting grave embellishments to fresh cut flowers only during the turf maintenance season and that anyone who wishes to place flowers on graves do so after 3:00 pm Friday of each week. If you have any questions please contact the Hillside Cemetery Office at 250-828-3462. Thank you for your co-operation.

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As the ThompsonNicola Regional District pushes ahead with a thirdparty financial review, questions are being raised about the regional district setting out parameters to audit itself. One TNRD board director — Cache Creek Mayor Santo Talarico — opposed the review, which was approved last week. Reached by KTW, Talarico said he is in favour of a financial review or audit in principle, but thinks the optics of the board setting out terms of the review will render the results unacceptable to the public. He said the goal should be instilling confidence in the regional district. “The board should be as transparent as possible,” Talarico said. “We’ve used that term often in the last few weeks and, in my opinion, the only way to be totally transparent is to have an independent outside group put the criteria

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together, which they feel is important to the people in the regional district and oversee the review, not the regional district.” The Kamloops Voters Society has brought up concerns about the regional district setting parameters of its own review. The society sent a letter to all 26 TNRD board members, suggesting the board members who were party to the expenditures should not be responsible for overseeing the audit. The society recommended an oversight committee be struck among existing Kamloops organizations and external organizations with experience in government budgeting. Talarico said he received the letter and was concerned the board did not discuss it on March 11, when it approved the review. “As a board member, if we want to be transparent and we want to use that term, then to be totally transparent, we have to take a step back, have an independent committee look at that and set out the parameters of which that

review will be conducted,” Talarico said. “I don’t want to cast a shadow on our CAO or any of our staff, it’s just the opinion that I have at this stage of what’s out there and the interest that the taxpayers have in the regional district from what they feel is an injustice. The only way we can be truly transparent is to take a step back.” TNRD Area E (Bonaparte Plateau) director Sally Watson also said a constituent reached out to her with concerns about the regional district auditing itself and she agreed with that concern. Chair Ken Gillis, however, said the TNRD’s hiring of a third-party negated that issue. Randy Sunderman of Kamloops Voters Society said the board should not set the terms of reference. He said he spoke to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Canadian Taxpayers Association, with the latter noting that following the B.C. legislature spending scandal — which included the infamous wood splitter purchase — former chief Justice Beverley

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Keep an eye out for zebra mussels Zebra mussels can have a catastrophic impact on area lakes and rivers. U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE PHOTO

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Pet fish aficionados beware — an invasive mussel known to wreak havoc on lakes and other bodies of water has been discovered in aquarium plants. A warning has been issued by the Shuswap Watershed Council, advising aquarium owners that invasive zebra mussels are being discovered in moss ball plants. Aquarium owners are being asked to inspect their plants, as zebra mussels are an invasive species that destroys aquatic ecosystems and has found its way into lakes and rivers elsewhere. The province has funded preventive programming to protect waterways, advising boaters and recreational water users to “clean, drain and dry” in order to prevent potential spread of invasive species,

which also include plants. The Shuswap Watershed Council said if aquariums containing zebra mussels are dumped or released into the wild, the impacts could be “catastrophic.” The tiny mussels can impact salmon populations, BC Hydro power stations and other facilities due to their ability to rapidly multiply. They are also extremely difficult to eradicate. In addition to seeking out zebra mussels in tanks, aquarium owners are asked

to discard private aquariums responsibly, not into waterways. Moss balls can be disposed of safely by placing them into a sealed plastic bag and putting them in a freezer for at least 24 hours, then placing them in boiling water for at least a minute and letting them cool. After that, put the moss ball and its packaging in a sealed plastic bag and toss it in the trash. The Ministry of Environment said earlier this month conservation officers conducted 600 inspections at

retail aquatic pet and plant stores and found zebra mussels in moss balls at multiple locations, including in Terrace and on the Lower Mainland. People Western Canada and in the United States have also reported finding the moss balls with zebra mussels in their aquariums. WHAT TO LOOK FOR According to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the moss balls are often sold as “marimo moss balls,” a species of green algae typically purchased for aquariums to improve water quality. Moss balls can also be purchased online. REPORT ZEBRA MUSSELS Anyone who finds zebra mussels is asked to call the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline, which can be reached by calling 1-877-9527277.

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Police probe stabbing assault, confinement WOMAN ALLEGEDLY HELD AGAINST HER WILL Charges have been laid in connection to an incident last week in which a woman fled from a downtown home after allegedly being held against her will. The incident occurred in March 11 at about 5:30 a.m., when Kamloops RCMP responded to a report of an armed man outside a home in the city’s downtown core. Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said during their initial response to the scene, officers learned that the female caller had ran from the home in search for help. The woman was allegedly assaulted in the residence and was taken to Royal Inland Hospital for treatment of injuries, the severity of which were not released by police. The incident is somehow connected to activity around the Kings Motor Inn in the 1700-block of the Trans-Canada Highway in Valleyview between March 2 and March 10. Anybody who witnessed suspicious activity in that area during those dates is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-8283000. The suspect in the inci-

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BRIEFS dent downtown was arrested on the morning of March 11 during a traffic stop in the area. Charged with a slew of offences — including unlawful confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, break and enter with intent to commit an offence, use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence and pointing a firearm — is 59-year-old David Norman Myales. STABBING VICTIM NOT CO-OPERATING A stabbing occurred in McDonald Park in North Kamloops in the wee hours of this past Sunday, but the victim is not co-operating with the police investigation. Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Troy Durand said police were called at 1:10 a.m. with a report of a stabbing. Durand said a male was assaulted and stabbed by two other males, the descriptions of which are sparse, One suspect was wearing a dark hoodie and jeans, while the second suspect

was wearing dark clothing. “This is believed to be a targeted attack and the victim is not co-operating in the police investigation,” Durand said. Anybody with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-8283000 and reference file number 2021-7785. WOMAN ASSAULTED IN DOWNTOWN ALLEY A woman knocked to the ground while walking her dog in a downtown alley has Mounties seeking suspects. Kamloops RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said the detachment is looking for witnesses to the March 8 attack. On that day, at about 6:45 p.m., police received a report of an assault in the back alley area in the 600-block of Victoria Street. Evelyn said a woman said she was walking her dog when she was pushed down by two people, causing her to hit her head. Nothing was taken, but the suspects checked her pockets. The woman was uninjured. Evelyn said one of the suspects was a man. No other description was available.

Watchdog investigating injury incident with RCMP KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The province’s independent police watchdog agency is looking into an incident in Kamloops in which a man arrested after being involved in a fight was taken to hospital with a serious injury. The BC RCMP notified the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. of the incident. Just after 8 p.m. on March 12, A Kamloops Mountie was conducting routine patrols in the 600-block of West Columbia Street in Lower Sahali when he saw a fight in progress. According to the BC RCMP, the officer placed one man under arrest for assault, but prior to being able to take the man into custody, “an interaction occurred.” Police have not expand on what the

“interaction” involved. Police say that after being taken into custody and while en route to the Battle Street detachment, the man complained of being hurt. Paramedics then took the man to hospital, where it was determined he was suffering from serious injury. The BC RCMP said Kamloops Mounties continue to investigate the assault. The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating to determine whether police actions are linked to the man’s injuries.


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Tourism Kamloops has won an award for its Luv’n the Loops Passport campaign, created and delivered in partnership with KTW Digital and free for people to use. The marketing campaign highlights and supports small business and strives to reinvigorate Kamloops’ visitor economy by providing incentives that residents could engage with independently. To date, more than 1,100 Kamloopsarea residents have participated in the passport program to receive discounts at over 36 local businesses. The campaign won the Marketing Innovation Award at the BC Economic Development Association Awards, which distinguish top performances in marketing innovation, community project, and recovery and resilience across the province. The awards recognize organizations for their efforts in creating positive change in urban and rural communities. In 2021, the awards committee received a record-breaking number of applications. “We are thrilled to be recognized as provincial leaders in marketing innovation on behalf of the Kamloops tourism industry,” Tourism Kamloops CEO Beverley DeSantis said. “Luv’n the Loops was launched to build resident ambassadorship and local support for tourism and, in 2020, the initiative swiftly pivoted from a monthly mystery bus tour to a digital passport with the onset of COVID-19. We have maintained momentum connecting Kamloops residents and visitors, when permitted, with tourism related experiences throughout the pandemic with great success.” Seasonal prize packages encourage participants to visit several participating

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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. and day and night to realize this. However, people like to think we are all powerful and this idea is indeed promoted by society. No matter how much I try to willpower my way to defy gravity or to fly or to change night into day, there is no way I can compel this to be.

Thus, a higher power is so simple, yet many rebel and argue and rail against this. Alcohol, drugs and destructive behaviour likes to make us think we are in charge. The word “sanity” is used and who likes to think they are insane? Yet when you think about alcohol, it

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and you are me. “Came to believe” implies it is a process, not a burning bush, as many might believe. Thank you, again, to all the supportive people I have met. I am so proud to have moved to Kamloops, the Caring Capital of Canada. I am so grateful to my last employer for having had faith in me. There is no shame in recovery, in being of service, in helping others and in telling the truth. How many can say they take inventory every day, see where they can do better, admit when they are wrong? How many can say they seek every day to be of service? This is why I think this program is good for all us. Thank you.


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The Regional District Board of Directors will be receiving the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s 2020 Audited Financial Statements at the Regular Meeting noted below. When: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Time: 1:30 PM Where: Valley First Lounge, Sandman Centre 300 Lorne Street, Kamloops Meeting Link: https://www.tnrd.ca/regional-government/board-of-directors/ The financial statements and any reports to be presented at the meeting will be available for inspection at the TNRD Civic Building from Thursday March 18, 2021 to Wednesday March 24, 2021. Due to COVID-19 an appointment will be required to view the documents. To book a time to review the 2020 Audited Financial Statements contact Doug Rae, Director of Finance at 250 377 7050 or at finance@tnrd.ca.

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While overdue fines are now a charge of the past, patrons with overdue books will receive notifications about upcoming due dates, while the TNRL will continue to charge replacement fees if an item is lost or damaged.

Overdue fines now eliminated at library KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

What would Mr. Bookman think? Library fines have been eliminated and all overdue charges at ThompsonNicola Regional Library branches — including the downtown Kamloops and North Kamloops locations — are being forgiven. The TNRL said the foundation of the public library is free and equitable service to all and noted fines can create a barrier to access. “Overdue fines disproportionately impact children, low income residents and other vulnerable populations,” the TNRL said in a release. “Fines create negative experiences for both our community and staff and can discourage library use.” On a typical day, approximately 10 per cent, or 5,000 of the library system’s 50,000 active users, have blocks on their card because they have accrued fines of more than $10. Those users are were then unable to borrow materials or access digital services.

“For some patrons, these fines are a hardship and consequently they stop using the library,” the TNRL said. “We’ve adopted a finefree model to remove barriers and to create equitable library service for everyone in our community.” Patrons with overdue books will receive notifications about upcoming due dates, while the TNRL will continue to charge replacement fees if an item is lost or damaged. Due dates remain in place and customers who do not return library materials will be charged replacement fees and/ or have their borrowing privileges blocked until items are returned. Charges will also remain in place for lost, stolen or damaged items. Items not returned after 30 days from the date they are due back, will result in a replacement fee, which can be reversed if the item is returned. The ThompsonNicola Regional Library system joins library systems across Canada in eliminating overdue fines, including those in

Burnaby, North Vancouver City, Richmond, Invermere, Fort St. James, and Creston. In 2019, the collection of fines represented 0.40 per cent of ThompsonNicola Regional Library’s total revenue, with such revenue steadily decreasing over the past several years due to increased use of digital collections, such as eBooks, which do not accrue fines, and email reminders to return materials. During the pandemic, the TNRL did not charge late fees. The loss of fines revenues will be absorbed in the library’s operating budget and the TNRL said it is confident it can offset the revenue loss through operating efficiencies and cost savings as a result of no longer collecting fines. The TNRL said other library systems that have ditched fines have seen an increase in circulation and in the number of active library users. In addition, the TNRL noted fine-free libraries have not reported increases in theft or increased wait times due to materials not returned.

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Beyond the magic of how music speaks to us is the magic of artistic collaboration. Two fine examples of this are in the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra’s current online performance, Sounds in Sand, which can be viewed through April 11. They demonstrate once again the drive of artists to find new ways to connect with audiences. We are nicely set up for these by Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes for six instruments. It was written in 1919, soon after Prokofiev’s escape from the Russian Revolution. The sounds are well balanced as the tempo alternates between dancing and saying farewells. Sally Arai on clarinet and Martin Kratky on cello introduce the two themes. Now, the meat of the concert. Be prepared to be bombarded with images. There are three screens to distract one from the sound, which, after all, is what it is all about. There are the flying hands and delicate fingers of the sand artists in the top right, close-ups of the KSO on the left and a full stage view on the bottom. Fortunately, the audience is well prepared via remarks from Iman Habibi, speaking from Toronto about his work Radiant Light and, later, words from the sand artists Marina and Eva Sosnina, speaking in Russian (translation on screen) from St. Petersburg. Originality is a key ingredient in Habibi’s Radiant Light. It is a very different concept in composition, resulting in a unique score for every performance. The resulting sounds are captivating. Sand painting comes into its own with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. A soundtrack plays while a beautifully crafted artist leads us through an exhibition of his works. It is music inspired by art, which inspires more art — and then is given to us. Magic, indeed. Tickets are available online at kamloopslive.ca. The full concert program can be accessed once you receive the personal link. The link is below the video screen. There are several ways to cast from a phone, computer or tablet to the TV — including directly with an HDMI cable or using a device such as Chromecast.

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Kamloops musician JP Lancaster is set to release his debut solo album — and those who pre-order the record will get a chance to meet the musician. Lancaster has a 21-year history in music and has fronted local bands like River City Magic and At Mission Dolores. He is now set to release Around Town, featuring a few big names from the B.C. indie music scene. The creation of the album was complicated by the pandemic. Half of it was recorded in the summer of 2020, when restrictions were looser, allowing the whole band to play off of one another in the studio. The other half of the album saw music passed around electronically, with each artist adding their part. Each method had its advantages,

Lancaster said. “The ones that are live, we could capture some of that lightning-in-a-bottle moments where you’re playing off each other,” he said. The digital method allowed for more layering and doubling up of tracks that wouldn’t be possible live off the floor. Lancaster said he prefers recording together, but said new recording methods pushed him outside of his comfort zone and yielded “some really cool stuff.” Listeners will get a taste of that stuff this Friday (March 19), when the first single off Around Town is released. And more is coming, too. Lancaster said he will be releasing a new track every two weeks until the album is out in early May. Another unique feature of the album, also necessitated by the pandemic, will be how it is distributed. Lancaster has devised a novel way to

get his music out there and connect with people. With the album available for pre-order for $20, Lancaster will try to find 100 vinyl enthusiasts in town and will hand deliver his record when the time comes. “I thought there’s probably a lot of people in Kamloops who like to engage with music in the same way and who might not be people who would go out to shows and buy stuff from your merch table,” he said. Lancaster said the deliveries will come with a socially distanced outdoor chat about their record collections, if purchasers are interested. The album also features personnel from some other big B.C. bands, including Yukon Blonde’s Graham Jones, Gleneagle’s Jackson Gardner and City and Colour’s Matt Kelly. To pre-order, go online to factotumco. ca.

Virtual Junior Firefighter Academy continues KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops Fire Rescue’s free, online Virtual Junior Firefighter Academy continues through this Friday. The academy is live on Kamloops Fire Rescue’s Facebook page each day at 10 a.m. Those viewing are urged to pay attention and take notes as there will be a test at the end of the week, with a prize draw planned. During the week, Kamloops Fire Rescue staff will be watching online and answering questions posed by children or parents in the comments section of that day’s live video. There is no need to register — simply fire

up the computer and go to the Kamloops Fire Rescue page on Facebook. The remaining schedule: • Wednesday: Firehall #1 truck tours. Take a look at Engine 1 and Rescue 1, learn about some of the equipment onboard and how the trucks work. • Thursday: Back to the KFR Training Centre to see a demonstration of autoextrication and the tools and tactics used to rescue patients from damaged vehicles at accident sites. • Friday: Over to Firehall #2 in Brocklehurst to take a look at The Big Rig and go for a ride 100 feet in the air in tower ladder 2’s bucket.


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ONGOING The Kamloops Humane Society is again selling wall calendars as a fundraiser for the non-profit organization. Calendars are only $5 and there are three types from which to choose: kittens, dogs and pets. The calendars can be purchased at the following businesses: • Aberdeen Veterinary Hospital, at Hillside Drive and Hillside Way; • Animal House Pet Store in Northills Centre at 700 Tranquille Rd., in North Kamloops; • Central Animal Hospital, 104 Tranquille Rd., in North Kamloops; • Kamloops Veterinary Clinic at 1465 Cariboo Pl., in Southgate; • Petland at Notre Dame Drive and Dalhousie Drive in Southgate; • Riverside Small Animal Hospital at 905 Lorne St., just east of downtown; • Total Pet at 480 Tranquille Rd., in North Kamloops; • Valleyview Veterinary Clinic at 1662 Valleyview Dr.

KAMLOOPS MOUNTIES PERFORM RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Kamloops Mounties dolled out a few gifts recently to show their appreciation as part of this year’s Random Acts of Kindness Day — a day intended to recognize and support the little things people do that make a difference in the lives of others. To show how much these acts are appreciated, the RCMP Crime Prevention Unit gave out teddy bears to toddlers, 50 swag bags with thank you notes to staff at Royal Inland Hospital and 50 Slurpee vouchers to area students. “Of all the years to show some kindness this is the year,” said Corporal Dana Napier of the Crime Prevention Unit. “We wanted to let all of the ages in our community know we are thinking of them and wanted to offer a small gift of appreciation.” Napier encouraged others in the community to offer up their own random act of kindness and reminded them that it does not have to come in the form of a gift. “It can be something as simple as offering a kind word, holding open a door or giving a compliment,” Napier added. “A simple act of kindness can go a long way to help brightening a person’s day. “

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reg Stewart’s dream to compete on the world’s biggest stage has a heartbeat. The 2020 Paralympic Summer Games have been rescheduled to take place this year from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5 in Tokyo, and most signs suggest they will survive the COVID-19 pandemic. “In my head, it’s happening,” said Stewart, the 7-foot-2, 335-pound shot putter from Kamloops. “The IOC [International Olympic Committee] and Tokyo saying they will offer vaccinations to athletes is really promising.” Stewart’s mission since picking up the sport in 2017 has been to reach the Paralympics. “My goal from Day 1 has not been to win a medal, but to go out there and enjoy the big-

gest sporting event in the world,” Stewart told KTW last March. “That’s really all that matters to me. I’ve worked so hard to get to this point. At this moment, that point is not happening.” Training over this past year has taken place with pervasive feelings of uncertainty and, at times, doubt the Games will take place. “It’s been challenging, no question,” Stewart said. “Things have gotten a little bit better, but it’s tough to plan. It’s tough to make decisions for the future when you don’t know what the future looks like.” Stewart, who was born with nothing below his left elbow, won silver in the men’s F46 division at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, throwing 16.30 metres to establish a Canadian record and dismantle his own personal best. Important to keep in mind: the big fella moved

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the implement 13.08m at his first International Paralympic Committeesanctioned event in 2017 — his growth over two years was phenomenal. The waxing of the 2020 Paralympics would have been a devastating blow, perhaps with potential to make 34-year-old Stewart think twice about continuing with the sport. “When October and November hit, it was a

challenging time,” said Stewart, a former star forward for the TRU WolfPack men’s basketball team. “I’m starting life beyond sport. What am I training for? I’m starting to look at a career, too. Where am I going to go now?” It appears he will be going to punt Athletics Goal No. 1 off the bucket list. And the postponement

may end up working to Stewart’s advantage. A severe back spasm was projected to stifle his training regimen in the lead up to Tokyo 2020, an injury that could have hurt his chances of reaching the top of the podium. Lingering back pain remains, but Stewart feels fit and healthy. His path to gold likely runs through his friend

and rival from San Diego, Josh Cinnamo, whose world-record-setting effort of 16.8m was good for first place at the 2019 worlds in Dubai. “I still try to practise the mindfulness of focusing on day-to-day routine versus the end goal,” Stewart said. “But yeah, I’m getting pretty excited. We’re like six months out. It’s getting close.”

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SPORTS DUNSTONE NOT SATISFIED WITH BRIER BRONZE MARTY HASTINGS

Matt Dunstone shouts instructions last week at the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. The Kamloops resident and his Team Saskatchewan rink won bronze. Kamloops product Jim Cotter and Team B.C. fell shy of the playoffs.

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For the second straight year, Saskatchewan representative Team Dunstone was left to commiserate following a loss in the semifinal at the Tim Hortons Brier. Brendan Bottcher and his Alberta rink scored two in the 10th end to edge Saskatchewan 6-5 in the penultimate tilt at the men’s Canadian curling championship and went on to double Wild Card 2 (Kevin Koe) 4-2 in the final. “We’re feeling a whole lot of emotions,” said skip Dunstone, a 25-yearold Kamloops resident. “Brendan made a 25-foot angle runback to win the game. We played a perfect last end, went eight-foreight. “Disappointed in the final outcome, obviously, but proud of how we conducted

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ourselves as a unit.” Newfoundland and Labrador (Brad Gushue) earned a 7-6 victory over Dunstone in the 2020 Brier semifinal in Kingston, a last-rock win that preceded triumph in the title tilt. “We’re not totally satisfied,” said Dunstone, whose third-place finish is worth $40,000. “We are hungry.

There are way more bigger things to come for this squad.” “All they’re going to do is push our team even harder. That’s the beauty of what’s going on in Canadian curling right now. There are teams pushing us all to be better.” Bottcher, runner-up at the Brier in 2018, 2019 and 2020, finally got over

the hump in 2021. “Awesome for Brendan and his team,” Dunstone said. “The resiliency they’ve shown to work for this exact moment, it’s awesome for them.” Dunstone will return to the Calgary curling bubble in April to compete in a pair of Grand Slam of Curling events.

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Lizzi joins Pack TRU WolfPack men’s soccer head coach John Antulov stayed close to home with his latest recruit. Goalkeeper Alessandro Lizzi of Kamloops has joined the club. “He is another solid piece to our goalkeepers and brings a great attitude and work ethic,” Antulov said in a TRU press release. “I have seen significant growth in him physically and technically as a goalkeeper. He has worked very hard to get here and we look forward to watching him continue to progress.” Lizzi, the 6-foot-2 backstop who plans to pursue a career in nursing or engineering, came up through the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association ranks and won a provincial title in 2019. His father and KYSA coach Victor Lizzi is a WolfPack soccer alumnus.

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Virtual meet medal haul for Classics The Kamloops Classic Swimming club fared well at the B.C. Okanagan/Interior Winter Divisional Swimming Championships, a virtual event that wrapped up earlier this month. Parker Cameron, 15, earned eight first-place finishes and one bronze medal in the 15- to 17-year-old division; Shale Maurice, 12, won four gold medals and two silver medals in the 11and 12-year-old age group; and Julian Cinel, 11, earned six medals — two gold, two

silver and two bronze — in the 11- and 12-year-old division. Haolin Li, Ryder Crichton, Aria Chase, Kate McCullagh, Trevor Laupland and Michael Dagasso were also among the Classics’ goldmedal winners. The meet featured 202 swimmers from 12 clubs. Sixteen of 19 Classics’ swimmers earned top-three finishes. Club members combined to win 59 medals — 22 gold, 20 silver and 17 bronze.

The Harry Jerome International Track Classic will be coming to Kamloops on June 13. Kamloops Track and Field Club head coach and Olympic bronze medallist shot putter Dylan Armstrong has brokered a deal with event organizers to hold the circle-throws competitions in the Tournament Capital. “Some athletes, definitely in B.C., are seeking opportunities at high-ranking meets that have points,” Armstrong said. “The 14-day Canadian quarantine is putting a huge damper on Canadian athletes. “Being the crazy year it is, I felt Kamloops was in a position to reach

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and discus — action is underway in Kamloops on June 13, the other Harry Jerome events will be taking place on the Coast, at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby and UBC in Vancouver, Armstrong said. The throws area in Kamloops is next to the Tournament Capital Centre and Hillside Stadium. Spectators will not be welcome unless COVID-19-related restrictions are relaxed in time for the event. Armstrong mentioned two athletes in particular who will be

aiming to qualify for the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo — Agnes Esser (discus) and Adam Keenan (hammer throw). Victoria-based Keenan used to train in Kamloops under throws coach Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk. Ethan Katzberg and Ryan Jacklin, both of whom train under Armstrong at the KTFC, will be vying for national team spots at the junior world championships in August in Kenya, Armstrong said. “I just think it’s great for the community,” Armstrong said. “Kamloops, as a city, has been excellent in supporting the track and field club and we’ve been pro-active in the country to move, as safely as we can, through the pandemic.”

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Working in the theatre, I’ve been fortunate to be motivated by the creative work of my colleagues, usually in a rehearsal hall where inspiration and invention come fast and furious. When we build a play in rehearsal, we have an outcome in mind, but it is really the unexpected moments in rehearsal that create the magic. If we only focused on the result — opening night — it would seem unattainable, just like in run training. A 10K is built by a series of small strides. Losing motivation is easy when you skip a day, eat a bag of chips or just feel lousy about your progress. And it becomes a feedback loop — “Well, I skipped yesterday, so what’s the point of today?” The group motivation of RunClub is like a great creative collaboration. Over the last year, I’ve relied mostly on online experiences for creative motivation. Resuming training got me thinking of memorable “running” movies, from Dustin Hoffman outrunning creepy Nazis in Marathon Man, to the exhilarating German thriller Run, Lola, Run, to the outstanding Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, which was recently recognized as the best Canadian movie of all time. I have discovered the joys of the long and sandy beach off Mission Flats Road. If Chariots of Fire is your inspiration, there’s no better place to crank up the Vangelis on your earbuds, take off your shoes and splash in the shallows of the Thompson. Just watch out for the land mines left by our furry and feathered friends.

It’s a good thing my partner woke me up in time for the latest RunClub, in which we ran three minutes and walked three minutes, eight times. That hour flew by thanks to the joie de vivre of the 5K Bold team and, in particular, one incredible, shamrock-clad lady who shared her plans to go ocean diving for her 66th birthday next week. The chatter and positive energy melted the fatigue in my legs and the lethargy from waking up to go running at 8 a.m. on a Daylight Saving Sunday. I ended the run feeling strong, connected and full of all those post-running endorphins. Had I been left to my own motivation, I would have still been in bed, scrolling through social media and thinking about French toast. While driving home, I listened to a CBC Radio story about loneliness — something I’m sure most of us have experienced a lot over this last year. Author/economist Noreena Hertz spoke about how important it is to have “an infrastructure of community” in which people can come together to foster health and inclusivity. I thought about how many walkers and runners I saw on McArthur Island that morning, enjoying the crisp, end-of-winter air and exchanging hellos or squinty smiles from under masks. Boogie the Bridge is a critical part of Kamloops’ “infrastructure of community.” The Boogie community (thanks to its fun, inclusive Boogie philosophy) has chipped away at my feelings of isolation and, for that, I’m incredibly grateful — even at 8/7 a.m.!

I officially did my first walk/run of the spring program of RunClub and it was quite an experience. I went in with no expectations because I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but it was super fun. The atmosphere was extremely friendly, everyone was just excited to be there and the vibe was contagious. There are different groups for varying levels of fitness, so I was a part of the 5K sweet group, with Jo Berry as coach. We started at McDonald Park, went through McArthur Island, then looped back. During the walk/run, I got to meet and enjoy the company of a great variety of interesting people. One thing I absolutely loved was that I learned Run Club does this thing called “pick up,” in which the group turns back and shuffles behind the person at the back of the group, essentially bringing them from the back to the front so the group stays together in a supportive way. The coaches have said the hardest part of RunClub is showing up and it is true. I was a little nervous because I really hadn’t run in that type of fashion before, let alone outside in a group. I had no idea what to expect and, because of that, I was a little anxious. But once I arrived, it was great. From the coaches, to the experienced members, to the newbies, everyone was friendly and happy to be doing something they loved. For a first time RunClub experience, it was a good one.

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Walking warm-up of 10 minutes.

Walking warm-up of 10 minutes.

Walking warm-up of 10 minutes.

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2) Walk 4.5 minutes, run 1.5 minutes. Repeat 5 times. Total 30 minutes.

2) Walk 2 minutes, run 5.5 minutes. Repeat 5 times. Total 37.5 minutes.

1) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 6 times, plus 5-minute run. Total 65 minutes.

3) Walk easy for 20 minutes, then power walk for 15. Total 35 minutes.

3) Walk 4.5 minutes, run 1.5 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 36 minutes.

3) Walk 2 minutes, run 5.5 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 45 minutes.

2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 5 times. Total 50 minutes (with hills).

2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 7 times. Total 70 minutes (with hills).

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Ten minutes walking, cool down and stretching.

Ten minutes walking, cool down and stretching.

Ten minutes walking, cool down and stretching.

Ten minutes walking, cool down and stretching.

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Time to check in with your shoes. The No. 2 cause of injury is being in the wrong or a broken-down running shoe. Change shoes every six months.

Your goal is a strong 10K at Boogie. Start incorporating some hill training into one of your three weekly training sessions.

Start experimenting with some supplementation — gels, gummies or whatever works for you.

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2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 60 minutes.

3) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 7 times. Total 70 minutes.

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7130 SAVONA ACCESS RD $405,000

SOLD • Nice kitchen w/lots of wood cupboards • Living Room with bay window and deck overlooking

• Kamloops Lake • 4 bedroom and 2 baths • Large covered back dec • large lot with garage and shop w/alley access

"Andy and I have used a few realtors over the years and some were better than others. However Denise Bouwmeester has been outstanding. She is personable, professional, knowledgeable, efficient, hard-working, always on time either with appointments or email/call replies. She has warm, friendly personality and really works for you, with you. We thought it would take 6 months to a year to sell our farm but we were wrong. It took only 17 days and we could not be happier! Just when we were losing hope of finding what we were looking for, and let me say, we were very particular on what we were looking for, we found just the one. The process was fast, clear and efficient! She reminded us of things we didn’t know, we wanted or could have. Thank you Denise Andy and I could not be happier. You will forever be a friend and be part of our family." – Cecilia Guerrero

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970 Renfrew Avenue - Conveniently located on the North Shore within close proximity to amenities. This well-cared for one owner home is available for quick possession. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, good sized fenced yard. Lots of potential. $560,000

317 Mariposa Court - Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Sun Rivers this one owner home is in immaculate condition. Outstanding features include geothermal heating & cooling, engineered wood flooring, open concept main floor, generous window package for maximum natural light, mature easy-care landscaping with u/g sprinklers, double garage + additional parking. $758,300

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

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1295 Harrison Place - Located on a quiet no thru street in lower Aberdeen with a lovely fenced back yard. Within close proximity to major shopping, schools, university and highway access. This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home has benefited from updates done in 2016. $498,800

301 - 429 St. Paul Street - This is the sweet spot for downtown living. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with in unit laundry, north east facing covered balcony, step saver kitchen with 4 appliances & under cabinet lighting, storage locker on same floor, 1 underground secure parking. Building amenities include elevator, intercom, mail room, rooftop terrace with BBQ, amenities room, bike storage, rentals allowed, hot water included in strata of $269.39/mth. $339,800

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405-950 LORNE STREET $389,900 • MLS®159127

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• Great location in this 1 bedroom + den & 2 bathroom unit in Park Place • Top floor unit with river views • Walking distance to all downtown amenities

1131 WINDBREAK STREET $575,000 • MLS®160769

SUN RIVERS • Immaculately maintained 2 bedroom 2 bathroom rancher style home in Rosewood • Many updates throughout include quartz counter tops, ensuite, main bathroom, and more • Neighbourhood association fee of $212.42/month

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

BROCK • Great family home and area with 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms • Lots of updates including kitchen, windows, flooring and more • Quick possession possible

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IN A STATE OF HAPPINESS

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recently lost my BC Hydro charge card. I looked for it in my wallet. I went through my jacket and pant pockets. I checked my desk and on my nightstand, but still couldn’t find it. This card allows me to charge our electric car at the high-speed charge station. With it, the car can recharge in a little over an hour instead of taking all night. Replacing it would require jumping a few hoops, checking through accounts, recalling passwords, etc. In short, I felt greatly distressed. The next day, while in the car, I dropped a pen between the passenger seat and the centre console. While digging around to retrieve it, I happened to find my card. It had fallen out of my pocket. All those problems and issues that had been cartwheeling through my mind vanished in that flickering moment. With the burden of trudging through the bureaucracies of cyberspace lifted, I smiled and laughed. When I told this story to my friend Kevin, I asked him, “What does this tell you about the quality of my happiness?” He replied, “That you’re easily satisfied.” While that analysis contained a ring of truth, its core displayed why I accepted Kevin’s friendship. He shed a favourable perspective to my miserly condition, but I wasn’t ready to concede the point. I needed to explain a bit further. “It’s such a small thing, though, and yet I got tremendous happiness from it,” I said, Kevin smiled and repeated himself, “So it doesn’t take much to make you happy.” “No, no,” I replied. “It’s not about the quantity of the happiness, but the quality. The distress I felt from the loss of the card laid the foundation for my happiness. I experienced relief from my suffering. That lifting of the burden created an illusion of happiness. My happiness is just a lift up from a miserable state.” Kevin shook his head: “I don’t think you’ve got that right,” he said. “That’s not the cause of your happiness.” I continued: “Of course you’re not going to agree. If you did, that would mean a state of misery

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necessarily precludes your own personal variations of happiness, whatever they may be. That 2019, five-day, all-inclusive Mexico vacation I took felt so good because the sunshine thawed out the frost sinking into my bones. It dispelled the dark icy chill of December. Quantitatively, I got a lot more happiness out of that vacation than I did from finding my BC Hydro charge card, but qualitatively, the happiness is the same.” Kevin replied: “So, where are you going to look for happiness? If it comes easy enough after a four-and-a-half hour flight, why not just lay back in the sun and enjoy it?” “It’s flickering,” I replied. “It comes and goes like the seasons, this material happiness. The happiness we derive from our interactions within this world isn’t real happiness at all. It’s all just a variation of weekend blowouts. We feel refreshed and ready to start anew after a little slackening of the binding knots that tie us to our daily activities. Rather than seeking out real happiness, we just get entangled in the constant cycle of pressure and release, action and reaction.” “In order to have real happiness, the kind that gives us a high with no hangover because we never come down, we need to direct and root our consciousness so it connects us with the supreme personality of Godhead. Because this position is our eternal position we get a sampling of that eternality, which includes unlimited happiness.” In Bhagavad Gita 2:66, Krishna says, “One who is not connected with the Supreme [in Kṛa consciousness] can have neither transcendental intelligence, nor a steady mind, without which there

is no possibility of peace. And how can there be any happiness without peace?” This understanding that we are not the body and have absolutely nothing to do with this world is the most basic aspect of transcendental knowledge. We need that transcendental knowledge in order to go beyond and transcend the mundane forms of happiness we seek in this world. Real happiness lies in the re-establishment of our eternal position, making that connection with the supreme. The constant pursuit of material happiness leaves the mind in an ever disturbed state. Unless our minds can connect with the supreme, the ultimate goal, mental activities must constantly endeavour and search out forms of happiness and sense pleasure. With the goal of re-establishing the relationship with god, the mind can become peaceful. The goal should never be happiness. Real happiness is just a by-product of being established in the transcendental position. And what is the saddest part of having this knowledge? “No, what is that?” Kevin asked. “I am still going to search out happiness on Friday at 5 p.m. while shopping for a new phone, eating out at a good restaurant and binge-watching HBO on Sunday afternoon,” I replied. Meier lived in Taiwan for over 20 years. He worked as an aircraft maintenance technical instructor and quality manager with Lufthansa Technical Training. During his time there he studied eastern religions, primarily Vedantism, and became an active member of the Hare Krishna community. Besides having a technical background in aircraft maintenance, Meier holds a Masters degree in Educational Practices. He repatriated back to Canada with his family four years ago. Currently, Meier is working in the social services sector. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Please include a very short bio and a photo.

COMMUNITY LEARN HOW TO BE A BEEKEEPER IN THESE FREE ONLINE WEBINARS The Kamloops Beekeepers Club organizing online events this spring and summer to assist aspiring beekeepers in their endeavours. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most in-person beekeeping classes have been suspended, according to Kamloops Beekeepers Club president Bryce Herman, but if you have access to the Internet, there are options to learn how to become a beekeeper this spring. The Provincial Apiculture Branch is offering a free second session of the online Introductory Beekeeping Webinar Series, beginning March 27. Registration is through the Provincial Apiculture Branch, which can be found at, 2.gov.bc.ca/gov/ content/industry/agriculture-seafood/animals-and-crops/ animal-production/bees/bee-courses. This course is offered for free and is open to anyone. It covers a full range of topics related to bee biology, beekeeping management, disease diagnosis and controls. The course involves four webinar sessions on consecutive Saturday mornings, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Prior to each session, registrants will receive an email with suggested reading materials and references. Those wishing to be notified when course details and registration become available can send an email with their name, email address and location to paul.vanwestendorp@gov.bc.ca. The Kamloops Beekeepers Club will also organize online events this spring and summer to assist aspiring beekeepers in their endeavours. Herman said the club has a successful mentorship program in which novice beekeepers are matched up with mentors. For more information, visit the Kamloops Beekeepers website at, kamloopsbeekeepers.com.

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HISTORY 778-471-7533 or email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com This shipwreck in Comox Harbour on Vancouver Island is protected under the province’s Heritage Conservation Act. GERRY THOMASEN PHOTO/FLICKR.

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ACTIVITY PROGRAMS We thank you for your patronage, understanding, and patience as we work together during this unprecedented time. Visit Kamloops.ca/COVID for updates Programs are cancelled if the minimum numbers are not met.

Acro Dance

Ages: 3–6

Hip Hop

Ages: 4–6

A mix of dance and gymnastics, this class is a fun way to build strength and increase body awareness. The class naturally progresses through skills at the student’s pace, achieving up to level 4 in acrobatics. Techniques such as stretching, strengthening, limbering, balancing, and tumbling will be covered. Kamloops Performance Company Thu Mar 25–Jun 24 3:30–4:15 pm 14/$133 This is a fun and exciting program for your little one to learn self-expression, movement improvisation, and structured dance steps and tricks. Kamloops Performance Company Wed Mar 24–Jun 23 4:15–5:00 am 14/$133

Introduction to Movement Ages: 3–5

Students will learn basic ballet, jazz, and other styles of movement. Throughout the session, students will use different props, such as ribbons, hula hoops, scarfs, and other objects, as a fun way of exploring dance. Kamloops Performance Company Wed Mar 24–Jun 23 3:30–4:15 pm 14/$133

Musical Theatre

Ages: 4–6

Musical theatre will explore singing, dancing, and acting. Your little one will learn how to follow a song with basic movement while singing and adding facial expressions gestures. Kamloops Performance Company Thu Mar 25–Jun 24 4:15–5:00 pm 14/$133

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s an archaeologist, the Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) is the main guide to what I do. Similar to many legislative documents, it is a bit overwhelming and tedious to read, but vital to understand. Every province has its own version of the HCA, so one must be aware of the provincial regulations specific to their work environment. Creating regulations for the conservation of heritage property in British Columbia started back in the 1860s. At that time, archaeological processes were focused on colonial regulations and were not developed in consultation with First Nations. In the 1960s, new regulations were created, but collaboration with First Nations was still absent. Following the rise of cultural resource management in the early 1970s, the first version of the HCA we know today was written in 1977 and is currently administered by the BC Archaeology Branch. In 1987, First Nations were finally involved in changes to the HCA. The most recent changes took place in 2019, after 20 years with no revisions. The purpose of the Act is to encourage and enable the protection and conservation of heritage property. Heritage property is a designation applied to land the Ministry of Forest, Lands, National Resources Operations and Rural Development deems to have heritage

value — the historical, cultural, aesthetic, scientific or educational worth or usefulness of a site or object. Locations with evidence of past use that pre-date, or are assumed to pre-date, 1846 are protected under the Act, and some sites, such as human burials or shipwrecks, are protected regardless of age. There are various ways of determining if a property has heritage value. There is a government-run database called Remote Access to Archaeological Data, which archaeologists, First Nations and industry representatives can apply for access. The database comprises an interactive map containing all archaeological sites that have been registered with the BC Archaeology Branch through the submission of archaeological site inventory forms. For areas where no data has been collected, a heritage inspection or investigation may be required. This is to assess the archaeological significance of the land, determine the presence of archaeological sites and recover information that might otherwise be lost through alteration or destruction. In order to carry out the inspection or investigation, an archaeologist has to obtain an HCA permit from the BC Archaeology Branch. In the vast majority of cases, the permit must be held by an archaeologist meeting specific professional standards. These permits have an extensive list of requirements, following strict guidelines outlined in the HCA. If a site has been identified and cannot be avoided during development, a site

alteration permit must be obtained, which authorizes modifications to the archaeological site. One of the biggest changes to come about in 2019 was the requirement to have heritage inspections conducted if deemed necessary by the minister. This means that more areas are required to have a heritage investigation conducted before commencing land disturbance. The proponent (individual or company) requesting the alteration of land is required to pay for the cost of the heritage investigation. Another change is the enforcement of consequence for disregarding the HCA. There are now written penalties, power to obtain warrants, application of stop work orders and the ability of to suspend or cancel permits, among other methods, to enforce HCA regulations. Heritage property is a non-renewable resource. Once it is destroyed or altered, we lose context and information, artifacts are destroyed and cultural heritage is lost. Now that you understand a bit more about the rules, I encourage you to call before you dig — an archaeologist, that is. Help us mitigate the destruction of the thousands of years of history hiding just below the surface. Abby Wilson is a archaeologist in the Kamloops area. Interested in more? Go online to republicofarchaeology.ca. Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the Kamloops region, written by a group of archaeologists. Past columns are at kamloopsthisweek.com.


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elcome to the weekly Kamloops Art Page. With the COVID-19 pandemic upending society — socially and economically and dominating news for the foreseeable future — we understand pandemic fatigue can set in for even the most ardent followers of current events. While continuing to cover all pandemic and nonpandemic-related news, KTW has also worked hard at featuring positive stories from the crisis, tales that capture the essence of humanity, be it volunteers sewing thousands of masks for health-care workers or musicians offering up weekly free concerts online. This page is an attempt by KTW to bring some colour into the lives of our readers via artwork created locally. We hope to, on a weekly basis, use this page to showcase works by various Kamloops artists, with between one and three pieces displayed. Thanks for reading Kamloops This Week and we hope this page can help ease the stress of this uncertain era in which we are living. Email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com if you have any questions or suggestions relating to this page.

Email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com if you have submissions for Kamloops Art Page.

Kamloops Arts Council member Twyla-Lea Jensen created this piece, which is called A Tree of a Different Colour. It is painted with alcohol inks and Jensen said her inspiration was to do something with some colour that isn’t necessarily the norm. “After all, we are not doing anything that is ‘normal’ right now,” Jensen said. “I love the bright colours of alcohol inks and the joy that the colour brings to people who like my art. It’s always one of the first things I am told when I’m in an art show, that folks love all of the colour in my pieces.”

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ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt

PARDON MY PLANET by Vic Lee

BABY BLUES

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Concern about the plight of the less fortunate could be on your mind, Aries. You may have many questions about humanitarian issues and be wondering how to get involved.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You normally are a very active person, Taurus. Figure out ways to channel that activity into something for the greater good — as well as something that can benefit you.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 This week you will enjoy a break where you can relax and decompress for a change, Gemini. Maybe you can use it as an opportunity to be introspective and forward-thinking.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, you enjoy caring for others and regularly put your needs aside to cater to friends and family. But this week you are the one who needs advice and help.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Try to find things that can keep you occupied at home while you wait for an appointment or spend a lot of time indoors, Leo. Home projects may be an option.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, friends keep calling but you may not be in the mood to do the receiving. Don’t isolate for too long, as support from others is important and beneficial.

LIBRA

MARCH 16 - MARCH 23, 2021 - Sept 23/Oct 23

Do not fight the thoughts or feelings that are running through you this week, Libra. Some may not pan out, but something may come through that sets a new course for you.

SCORPIO

- Oct 24/Nov 22

Sometimes you can be a bit vague when it comes to relationships, Scorpio. Be clear about your intentions if you are thinking of getting into a new relationship.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Learning how to read other people’s emotions can help you learn to interact with and support those around you, Sagittarius. Practice your skills of perception.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Capricorn, even though you have a solid game plan in place, you may experience a few challenges along the way. Use these experiences to learn from your mistakes.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 This week you may have a conversation with someone who opens your eyes to entirely new possibilities, Aquarius. Embrace this exciting time.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20

Don’t avoid conflict at all costs, Pisces. Rather, learn effective ways to face any and all events that come your way. You’ll be more well-rounded.

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NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. After the fact, as a justification 8. Co-star of ‘‘The Golden Girls’’ 17. Knock over, so to speak 20. Quaker fare 21. Go poof 22. Drop the ball 23. ILLUS__RA__ORS 25. What a third wheel might see, in brief 26. Setting for most of ‘‘Life of Pi’’ 27. Tests the weight of 28. One of the Greats? 30. Oscars of the sporting world 33. Good sign for an angel 34. Intl. org. headquartered in Geneva 37. Some bad sentences 39. ACC__L__RATOR 44. Grapple, in dialect 47. Exercise too much, say 48. A as in Arles 49. LUXUR__ __ACHT 54. ‘‘____ Agnus Dei’’ (Mass phrase) 55. Peak in Turkey mentioned in both the ‘‘Iliad’’ and the ‘‘Aeneid’’ 56. Runner Sebastian who once held the world record for the mile 57. What you might get from a trailer 59. Sport played at British boarding schools 60. Post production? 64. ____ mater, membrane surrounding the brain 65. Popular 90-min. show 66. ENDANGER__EN__ 70. Man’s name that coincidentally is Latin for ‘‘honey’’ 73. Word with small or fish 74. Weak 75. What may result in a handshake 76. Help to one’s destination 82. The Blue Jays, on scoreboards

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DOWN 1. Entourage 2. Hall’s partner in pop 3. Part of a thong 4. ‘‘OK, you can stop the story right there’’ 5. Old-fashioned ‘‘cool’’ 6. One might speak under it 7. Co-star of Kline in ‘‘A Fish Called Wanda’’ 8. Start of a compilation heading 9. Times for some vigils 10. Letters on many towers 11. Busy mo. for C.P.A.s 12. Go bad 13. Three-sport event, for short 14. A chest often has a large one 15. States 16. Recharge

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SUDOKU FUN BY THE NUMBERS

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

WORD SCRAMBLE Rearrange the letters to spell something pertaining to puzzles

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NOTICE OF SALE The 1990 Logan Malibu 2-horse trailer VIN 1 X UA B 1 4 2 5 L A 0 0 5 8 1 8 was abandoned at 2932A Duck Range Rd., Pritchard, BC. Previous owner is unknown. The trailer will be sold on or after April 4, 2021. Contact Stephany Dean at 206602-7586.

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District of Logan Lake Council will hold a Public Hearing on TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Electronically as recommended under Public Health Order, to consider the following amendment to Zoning Bylaw 675, 2010.

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ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW 862, 2020 The intent of this bylaw is to amend the Zoning Bylaw 675, 2010 in the following manner: To amend Zoning Bylaw 675, 2010 for the following property from R1 Single Family Residential to R1S Single Family Residential with Secondary Suite.

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A copy of the above relevant background documents are available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from March 10, 2021 to March 23, 2021 inclusive, at the District Office, #1 Opal Drive, Logan Lake, BC. If members of the public wish to comment on the proposed amendments, we are also accepting email and mail-in correspondence. Written submissions must include your name and address and be received no later than 3:30 p.m. on March 22, 2021.

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Full Time Payroll/Tax Clerk The Payroll/Tax Clerk performs a wide range of senior level accounting functions. The Payroll/Tax Clerk is responsible for complex payroll and benefit processing, all aspects of municipal property taxes, financial software administration, and provides reception coverage as required. Minimum job qualifications include: Completion of Grade12, Certified Canadian Payroll Designation, minimum of 2 years in a professional accounting program, minimum of 3 years related experience (preferably in a municipal setting), ability to produce proficient and accurate work, working knowledge and skill in the use of office equipment. This full-time position is 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm). The 2021 wage rate for this position as per CUPE Local 900 Collective Agreement is $34.76 per hour. Applications will be received by the undersigned until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for the position of Payroll/Tax Clerk. For further details on this position, please visit http://www.loganlake.ca/career-opportunities While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. _____________________________ Colin Forsyth, Director of Finance District of Logan Lake PO Box 190 Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0 1W) Fax: 250.523.6678 Email: cforsyth@loganlake.ca

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FULL TIME SENIOR ACCOUNTANT - TEMPORARY ABOUT US The John Howard Society of the Thompson Region (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence. ROLE PURPOSE The JHSTR is currently seeking an experienced, dedicated and proactive professional with a commitment to timeliness and accuracy of the financial information. The full-time role of Senior Accountant supports the administration, operational teams and the strategic planning for the agency. HOURS 35 hours week (Full-Time), Temporary (12 – 18 months) KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Maintaining the general ledger and ensure accounting entries are posted accurately, completely and on a timely basis. • Ensure completion of and as necessary, act as a backup for all accounting functions, including AP, AR, cheque requisitions, bank deposits, bank reconciliations, payroll and month-end closing activities. • Prepare and conduct analysis of monthly financial reports for managers, executive team and board. • Monitor cash flow and financial reporting (actuals vs budget). • Ensure grant contract and funding compliance and prepare financial reports for funders as required. • Ensure regulatory compliance in relation to financial reporting. • Support managers in their understanding of the financials for their program(s). • Provide analytical, forecasting, reporting, and budgetary support to senior management. • Produce documents required for annual audit. • Establish and monitor compliance with operating financial policies, procedures and internal controls. • Lead initiatives to improve and automate finance processes across the agency. • Manage insurance policies required for the agency overall and its assets. QUALIFICATIONS • CPA designation. • 5 or more years of hands-on progressive experience in full cycle accounting. • Strong familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles and practices, internal controls and financial reporting. • Strong familiarity with accounting systems with preference being given to candidates with direct experience using Sage AccPac. WHAT WE OFFER? • Opportunity to work with purpose for non-profit organization • Great work environment • Competitive benefits • Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs • Internal training and development opportunities

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LITIGATION ASSOCIATE Bilkey Law Corp. is looking for a litigation associate to join our KAMLOOPS office. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years civil trial experience and be capable of handling a complex file load independently. Competitive compensation offered. Please submit resumes to Jen Ford (Senior Administrator) by email only to jford@bilkeylaw.ca.

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POSTING DATE: February 19, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Applicants will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. STATUS: Full-Time / 40 hours per week KTWDigital is seeking a talented candidate to join our Digital Design Team as a Front-End Developer. The candidate will be responsible for a substantial volume of web development projects for a wide range of clients. Builds will be completed using a custom Wordpress platform and designed from scratch for each client. The candidate will also be responsible for general design services, digital advertising, email marketing, website maintenance and updates, and more.

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• Design and Develop Wordpress websites for a diverse range of clients • Create unique & effective designs for each individual client • Maintain and update existing portfolio of websites • Collaborate with existing design/development team • Integrate industry standard technology and philosophy • Manage timelines and deadlines for multiple projects • Manage the design of Branding, Marketing Materials, Advertisements, and other related material • Integration of Google Services (Analytics, Search Console, G-Suite, etc.)

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• eCommerce experience (WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, etc) • Social Media Management experience • Email Marketing (Mailchimp, etc) • Javascript/jQuery/PHP • CRM experience Please submit a resume along with a portfolio of recent work to: Chris Wilson, Digital Sales Manager chris@ktwdigital.com 1365B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC V2C 5P6

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MANAGER OF BUILDINGS AND ASSET PLANNING – FULL-TIME ABOUT US The John Howard Society of the Thompson Region (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence. ROLE PURPOSE The Manager will oversee the effective management of all existing properties along with the development of new properties and housing opportunities. They will develop and implement structures and supports to ensure that JHS assets are maintained to provide safe, clean and comfortable environments for clients, residents, staff and volunteers. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Leads the Maintenance Department team to ensure that assets are well maintained • Lead and understand the agencies procurement processes • Project management skills coupled with the ability to effectively use technology to support and communicate agency projects while ensuring that they remain on time and on budget • Lead continuous improvement initiatives by identifying opportunities for improvement • Lead contact with JHSTR government funders for capital and reserve fund planning • Develop budgets and financial planning for utilization of the agencies reserve funds • Acts as the lead internal contact to JHSTR’s Finance and Accounting department • Acts as the lead internal contact/collaborator for the agencies program management and operations management team • Manage the agencies capital plans and corresponding software programs • Leads short and long-term capital planning as well as agency projects • Understanding of building codes and regulations • Lead all facility emergency preparedness planning including training for managers and staff • Lead the OSH and WorkSafeBC committees, policy and process in the agency including monthly and quarterly inspections. • Manage all planned and unplanned maintenance situations • Create and present business cases to Senior and Executive management • Tracking of social purpose enterprise opportunities for the agency inclusive of opportunities for the agencies supported individuals • Develops and manages key processes and systems in relation to our properties • Ensures policies and procedures are in place to protect properties and provide safe, clean and comfortable homes • Manages maintenance team members and external vendors/contractors • Creation and oversight of an agency social enterprise program • Identifies renovation and development opportunities based on project concepts • Develops and manages timelines for various activities to ensure strategic plans and critical development processes are carried out in a timely manner • Oversees all hiring and all labour relations related to the maintenance department • Be available after office hours/weekends on-call, as per the maintenance on-call schedule QUALIFICATIONS We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a proven ability to work within a fast-paced, growth-focused environment. • Bachelor’s degree, diploma and/or trade certificate in a relevant discipline • Ability to synthesize large amounts of building data • Knowledge of BC Housing affordable housing programs • 7 years of recent experience with building and property maintenance • Demonstrated commitment to a high level of customer service • Ability to manage and coordinate a work team • High proficiency with software systems including Microsoft Office suite • Strong communication skills (listening, verbal and written) WHAT WE OFFER? • Opportunity to work with purpose for non-profit organization • Great work environment • Competitive benefits • Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs • Internal training and development opportunities

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POWER SWEEPER OPERATORS McRae’s Power Sweeping Ltd. is hiring full-time Power Sweeper Truck Operators. Apply today to join our team. Requirements • Class 5 License with Air Brake Endorsement at a minimum. Clean driver’s abstract. • Able to understand, speak, read, write and communicate in English and follow instructions. Benefits • Wages are competitive and full time employees receive medical & dental benefits after 3 months. • Flexible shifts are available working in the Kamloops area. Please send resumes to sab@mcraetank.com

COOKS WANTED Casa Azul is looking to IMMEDIATELY hire cooks to prepare Mexican cuisine. Two Full Time positions available. Flexible hours. Requirements: Must speak English, have completed a 3 year cooking program, 1-2 years of commercial cooking. Salary $14.60-$20/hour (to be negotiated). We are looking for real team players. Those legally entitled to work in Canada are welcome to apply. We welcome applications from everyone entitled to work in Canada including Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Indigenous People, and Newcomers to Canada. How to apply: 1-236-565-1979 casaazulmexicanrestaurant@gmail.com website: https://casaazulkamloops.ca

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Rodney Ralph Burnett Arthur It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of a great husband, father and papa. Rodney Ralph Burnett Arthur (The Dude) at the age of 79. He leaves behind the love of his life and wife of 55 years Linda, two daughters Cheri, Jody Arthur (Steve Rouillard), granddaughter Desirae Wolford (RJ Wolford) and greatgrandson Jaxson Wolford, two brothers Ian Arthur (Anne), Franklin Arthur (Ann), many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dad (Peanut to his car buddies) was an avid car guy, belonging to the Pacers car club for many years. Peanut loved a good car show! Upon retiring from Weyerhaeuser after 35 years, he took up woodworking and made many memorable pieces, loved the ones that moved and that he could share with others. Dad was a longtime FOE #3453 member, where he made many friends. More recently his main haunt was the Moose #1552, where every day at about 3:00 pm dad would stroll in, have a beer and play some on-line poker with his best friend Gerry Blackmore. They always had some sort of game going on between the two of them. We would like to thank the Renal Department and the nurses on 7-North at RIH for taking such good care of dad, before his move to Trinity. A special thank you to the nurses at Trinity, Graham, Mary-lee, Sarah and Shelley, for keeping dad so comfortable and safe before he passed. You are all incredibly special people. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kamloops Kidney Clinic or Trinity Hospice at Overlander Extended care in Dad’s name. A celebration of life will be held later date.

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Joseph Ernest Delphis Vaillancourt June 13, 1939 – March 9, 2021

It is with breaking hearts we announce the passing of Ernie Vaillancourt at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on March 9, 2021 surrounded by family. Born June 13, 1939 in Lafond, Alberta to Delphis Vaillancourt and Diane Foisy. He was predeceased by his parents, Delphis and Diane Vaillancourt, sister Vivian Funk, brother-in-law Jack Funk, father-in-law and mother-in-law Alvin and Hazel Thompson, brother-in-law Ronald Thompson, and nephew Patrick Thompson. Ernie is survived by his wife Mardell Vaillancourt, son Jason Vaillancourt (Dina McLeod), daughter Jocelyn Hunt (Kevin Markotich), grandchildren Kirstin and Kirysa Hunt, Talon Vaillancourt, Deja McLeod, and greatgrandson William Beckett.

A year has passed, and we miss you dearly during your favourite time of year. Love always and forever your wife, daughter & son-in-law, and grandchildren.

Also surviving brothers Aladin Vaillancourt, Emile Vaillancourt (Laurinda), sister Denise Cressy (William), and brother-in-law Kenneth Thompson, as well as numerous nephews; Clifford Cressy (Martha), David Cressy (Jill), Todd Vaillancourt (Linda), Travis Vaillancourt (Annie), and nieces; Cheryl Funk (Phil), Kerri Funk (Trevor), Lori Thomas (Neil), Graham Thompson, Julie Weir, Lindsay Thompson (her son George Thompson), and numerous great-nephews and nieces in BC, Alberta, Sk, and Scotland. Ernie was a true family man. Loving devoted faithful husband of 53 years. An involved supportive loving father who was so very proud of his children.

Thank you for all the memories Anka, Gordana, Christopher, Tatjana & Darmir

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news was a highlight. He was a social being, making many friends. Long-time friends brought him joy. At Ernie’s request there will be no formal service, a Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held when gatherings are once more allowed. Donations to Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Kamloops for Proposed Cardiac Unit gratefully accepted.

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 memories are golden Well maybe that is true But we never wanted memories We only wanted you Your life was all about the labour 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 Till we could do no more In tears we watched you sinking We watched you fade away And though our hearts were breaking We knew you could not stay 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 Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Allister Byron Watters passed peacefully on March 8, 2021.

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He is predeceased by his parents Alexander and Cora, his wife Dorothy, his siblings Herbert Watters, Helen Rodgers and Viola Hill-Smith, his grandson Travis Meade. Allister is survived by his brothers Ben Watters (Shirley), Donald Watters (Doreen) and Edward Watters (Sandra), his children Laura (Glenn), Allison, and Timothy (Sally), his grandchildren Jarrett and Jewel, Bryan, Jena and Eric, his great-grandchildren Matias, Finn and Aada Mae, Luka and Kayden and many nieces and nephews. At Allister’s request there will be no service. The Watter’s family would like to thank Dr. Howie and the outstanding staff at the Ponderosa Lodge for their wonderful care and compassion. Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in Allister’s name please consider the Ponderosa Lodge or the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice.

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Harold Seeley On March 12, 2021 Harold Seeley passed away in Kamloops at the age of 91 years. He was born August 2, 1929 in Willow River, BC. Lovingly remembered by his wife Gladys, his son Arthur, his daughter Sandy (Don) and two step-sons Ted (Korinne) and Grant; his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other family members. No service by request.

In Loving Memory of Jannette Georgina Herrick Born: June 5, 1931 in Shauna, Saskatchewan. She grew up on a family farm in Scotsguard, Saskatchewan and as an adult was employed as a teacher for the Shaunavon School District. Jannette passed away peacefully on February 27, 2021 in Kamloops, British Columbia, with daughter, Glenda at her bedside and with loving prayers sent her way from the rest of the family. Jannette was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Maurice Herrick on February 7, 2011. She is survived by all four of her children: Roger (Audrey), Randy (Roxanne), Kelvin (Cindy), Glenda (Kevin), nine grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

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Allister “Tin” was born on August 14,1930 in Stellarton, Nova Scotia to Alexander and Cora (Joudrey) Watters.

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A lengthy retirement contained many health challenges but his determination and joy for life overcame all. His pleasure derived from monthly Power Pioneer luncheon meetings, greeting co-workers and catching up with

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Marty passed suddenly on March 6, 2021. Marty was born in Kamloops on March 26, 1955 where he lived his 65 years. He leaves behind his wife of 41 years Laurel (Hanson) Wilms, son Justin, daughter-in-law Miyuki, and the lights of his life, granddaughters Himari and Honoa. The heartbreak of his life was being predeceased by his daughter Alison at age 15. Marty also leaves behind brothers Earl and Fred and sisters Lynn and Bonnie, predeceased by both parents John and Lily-Belle Wilms. Marty worked at Safeway for 40 years before retiring 10 years ago. He was a home body who did not go out looking to socialize but was always happy to visit with family, friends and neighbours to chat and have a laugh. His questionable sense of humour and that laughter will be missed. The arrival of his first grandchild 8 years ago brought a light back into Marty’s life. He was so happy to hear “Hi Grampa!” when his girls came through the door.

Bye Grampa - we will miss you. There will be no funeral service. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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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!


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Grace Annie Stanley Grace Annie Stanley (Reiber) of Southern Alberta passed away recently. Grace was predeceased by her husband Barry, of 50 years, her parents and oldest brother. She leaves behind two daughters, siblings, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was born at the Calgary General Hospital (demolished in 1998). Grace spent her first few years north of Calgary on the family farm, before the family relocated to Calgary. She found joy in the Lord. Perseverance dominated her daily life. She will be remembered for her ability to adjust to challenges. To honour Grace’s wishes there will be no service. The family requests no gifts of flowers or food due to allergies/asthma. Cremation Snodgrass AB.

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Donations in memory of Grace may be made to: The High River District Health Care Foundation, 560 9th Ave SW, High River, AB, T1V 1B3 or High River Home Care, 702 6 St. SW, High River, AB, T1V 2B3 or to a charity of your choice. To email condolences please www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

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Helen Louise Ward (née Sengers) November 20, 1929 - February 19, 2021

On February 19, 2021, our Mother passed peacefully from this life, with her last breath in the care of the wonderful staff of Carelife Fleetwood in Surrey. Mom was a loving, caring and generous person always looking out for the welfare of others, who loved her pets as much as her family. Born in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), she survived internment through the Japanese occupation of WWII, had to adapt to postwar life in the Netherlands and emigration to Canada with three young children. As a nurse she spent her career at VGH and Langley Memorial, caring for patients with kindness and compassion. Mom spent her retirement years in the communities of Logan Lake and Sicamous, always busy in the Arts Community with painting and fibre arts. She is survived by her five children, Robert, Margot, Monique, Yvonne and Otto, twelve grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild, as well as her one remaining brother Albert in the Netherlands and her last remaining pet dog, Chico. There will be a Celebration of Life service held to celebrate Helen’s long rich life, in accordance with COVID 19 Guidelines, between 1:00 and 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 24th at the Sandman Hotel in Walnut Grove, Langley. Please contact Otto Ward at 604-354-5699 or ottoward@hotmail.com to make arrangements for your attendance.

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Dale Durant

December 3, 1958 - March 13, 2021 It is with much sadness that we announce the passing and say goodbye to Dale. He was predeceased by his sister Gloria, his brother Larry and his dad Earl. He is survived by his wife Brenda, his daughter Analeece and his two sons Tobie and Tavis. He is also survived by his mother Gertrude, his brothers Earl and Shannon, and his sister Diana, as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins. Dale lived for his kids. He was a loving father, a good husband and a devoted son. He was a kind, caring and compassionate man who welcomed anyone and everyone into his home, regardless of their age. He was a wonderful brother and trustworthy friend. He was loved by so many and will be missed by all who knew him. Dale loved to fish and every year he took a fishing trip with Larry and his closest friends. He loved his barbecues around the pool with family and friends. He was the best host and was known as the neighbourhood dad. His three kids, as always, kept him going. He fought for them until his last breath. He is now reunited with Gloria, Larry and his dad. They have a lot of catching up to do and the earthly family can picture them in a boat with their fishing poles in the water. Dale suffered with so much pain for many years. He is now at peace. We love you forever and always. Rest easy.

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Allan Robert William Allarie July 25, 1949 - March 8, 2021

On March 4, 2021 Carolyn Judith Cheyne (née Stanley) passed away after a long fight with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 76 in Kamloops, BC.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Allan Robert William Allarie at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC. He was surrounded by his grieving family.

Judy was born and raised in Morris, Manitoba. While working in the Morris Hospital she met the love of her life, George Cheyne and they married in 1964. George and Judy lived in Swift Current and North Battleford in Saskatchewan, Altona, Manitoba, and Prince George before settling down in Westsyde in 1977.

Allan was born and raised in Montreal where he enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and golf. He had fond memories working as a golf caddy in his teens and shared many stories of these times. After graduating high school, he worked as a customs broker for several years. He married the love of his life Catherine in 1969. Allan headed out West with his young family in 1976 in search of new opportunities. They settled in Quesnel, BC where Allan began a career at Cariboo Pulp and Paper where he worked for 34 years up until his retirement. He was highly regarded by his colleagues and made many friends. He continued to play hockey and golf and was a longtime member of Quesnel Golf Club.

Judy had an infectious laugh and was a kind and gentle soul. She was always focused on her family and was a great Mom to Greg and Krista. Judy was diagnosed with MS while she was in her late 40’s and the disease slowly took everything away from her. She is much loved by George, her son Greg Cheyne and daughter-in-law Kari Lagrandeur, daughter Krista Erichuk and son-in-law Denny, her grandchildren Morgan (Corey), Kaitlin, Hailey (Justin), Matthew, her great-grandson Maddox and her sister Karen and brother-in-law Kent Webster, sister-in-law Pat Black, her niece Cyndie Flett and nephew Jeff Flett. She is predeceased by her parents Leonard James and Gertrude Angie Stanley (née Smith). The family would like to thank Overlander staff for the loving care that they provided to Judy. Donations in her memory can be made to the BC Chapter of the MS Society. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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Allan moved to Kamloops with his wife Catherine in 2010 to enjoy his retirement. In Kamloops he enjoyed the many golf courses available and became an avid Pickleball player and member of the Kamloops Pickleball Club. A sports enthusiast Allan enjoyed watching his favourite teams on tv, the Montreal Canadiens and BC Lions. A caring and giving devout family man Allan enjoyed spending quality time with his family who he would do anything for. Allan is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Catherine, sons Gregory (Dana) and Ian, granddaughters Jada and Evie, sister Christine (Bev), sisters-in-law Grace and Moira and many nieces, nephews and friends.

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Marjory Jean MacDonald Marjory Jean MacDonald passed away peacefully after a long fight with cancer. She is survived by two lovely sisters Linda and Jean, also she has three brothers Bruce, Larry and Glen. Marjory also has many nieces and nephews. Peter and Carolyn are like family to her. We wish to thank The Hamlets at Westsyde for the compassion and empathy they showed Marj each and everyday. Not just to her but to the family and us too. Marjory loved animals so in lieu of flowers please make donations to The Cat Hospital, 1338 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2N8. Also a thank you to Debbie Bailey and Susan Yonke, her friends.

Satnam Kaur Gill

February 1, 1947 - March 9, 2021 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Satnam Kaur Gill. Satnam was a sweet, loving and vibrant soul that will be deeply missed by her loving family. Satnam was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her lively energy, affectionate smile and joyful attitude will always be in the memories of her loved ones. She will forever be remembered by her husband Nachhatter Gill, her late son Richpaul Gill (Kiranjit), her daughters Jasvinder Basran (Dial), Kulwant Sidhu (Sukhwinder), Harminder Kang (Manjit), her grandkids Sunny (Dom), Mike, Bobby, Simran, Ranvir, Amritpaul, Amanjot, Bipan, Harjot and by her great-grandkids Journey and Story. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:00 am at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Due to Covid - 19 restrictions the service will be immediate family and friends only. Thank you to the Royal Inland Hospital especially the ICU staff for their hard work. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Gordie Miyahara

Gord was born on October 23, 1935 in Cumberland, BC. He was the middle of 3 boys born to Toshihiko and Hatsumi Miyahara. In 1941 Gord and his family were interned during WWII to a livestock building in Hastings Park and then in 1942 the family relocated to Tashme, BC. In 1946 Gord found much joy in moving to New Denver, BC where he enjoyed a higher standard of living and playing sports including his passion, baseball. It was in New Denver where he lost his mom to TB in 1949. Toshihiko and the boys moved to Kamloops in 1950 where Gord attended Kamloops High School. He excelled in music (clarinet) as well as his baseball. In 1954 Gord’s high school band travelled overseas and toured England, Holland, Scotland, Germany, and France where they stayed in Air Forces bases earning Gold medals along the way. Gord met Edna in 1956 where she asked him to her graduation. They married in 1959 and 3 years later they welcomed daughter Tracey. In 1966, Trevor was born and the family of four was complete. Gord’s career was with Canada Post as a Clerk Supervisor and Station Manager for 35 years retiring in 1991. In his spare time Gord played ball for the Hall Of Fame bound Kamloops Mohawks and enjoyed Slo-Pitch, bowling, curling. He especially enjoyed golfing with his travelling friends all over BC, Arizona and Palm Springs. Gord’s true passion however was his family. Gord is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Edna, his daughter Tracey (Nigel), son Trevor (Allison), grandchildren Madison (Carissa), Brandon, Jaryn, and Justin, brothers Frank and Larry (Laura), and sister Marie (Grant) as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gord is predeceased by his dad (Toshihiko), mother (Hatsumi), step-mother (Sadako) and younger brother Tom (Mary). Also predeceased by his special aunt and uncle (Kikuye and Guntaro Kato). The family would like to thank Dr’s Wiltshire, Just, Dong, Proctor, Jonat, and Esterhuizen along with nurses Brandy, Jacky and all the rest of the nurses on 5-South who provided Gord with excellent care through his time at RIH. We are grateful. To family and friends our sincere thank-you for all of your support at this difficult time. Koden and flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Gordie can be made to Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops Japanese Cultural Center, or a charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

January 15, 1929 - March 9, 2021 On March 9, 2021 at the age of 92 we said goodbye to Dad at home with family by his side. John leaves behind to cherish his memory five children: Denice (Guy), Paul (Deb), Ann-Marie (Lorne), Leonard (Sheere), and Sandra. He also leaves behind sister Sylvia Bevan, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and dear friends. John was predeceased by his parents Anna and Dominic Fuoco, wife Patricia, daughter Jacqueline Ann Gray, brother Santy Fuoco, sister Tina Vigna, brother-in-law Don Bevan, and sister- in-law Louise Fuoco. Dad was born in Kamloops at home. The house is gone as Sandman Centre now sits on the property. Dad entered the workforce at an early age. Many young men had gone off to war. He was helping in the family bakery at 10. Dad and Mom met in the early 1950s and were married on Valentine’s day 1953 and spent 51 years together. Shortly after they began their family and within 8 years they were blessed with six children. Dad was always a hard worker. In 1975 Dad and Mom opened the Lampost. A business that continues to serve the people of Kamloops. John was resourceful and generous with his time. Whether serving breakfast to the homeless, hosting a thank-you barbecue at the Paul Lake cabin for volunteers, or helping family and friends in need. A roll of duct tape can go a very long way! He was kind and generous and put others ahead of himself. John had a strong faith and lived his life according to his beliefs. Dad loved his time at the family cabin at Paul Lake. Whether watching us ski behind the “Queen of Hearts” or having the whole family up for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Dad also enjoyed cooking and had a number of culinary specialties. A few of these were his Coney Island hot dogs, spaghetti and tuna on Friday’s and when mom wasn’t around chocolate bar sandwiches. He also loved to cook with irresponsible amounts of butter, yumm. In recent years Dad especially enjoyed his greatgrandchildren’s company. He cherished the time he was able to spend with them. From holding them as babies to watching them grow into the young people they are today. Dad had two special canine buddies, Pierre and Chi Chi that he spent countless hours of companionship with. Dad had so many stories to tell and he loved to tell was a living history of Kamloops life. His was a life and well loved. John’s children would like to thank friends, and health care professionals that supported that last number of years as he faced a number challenges.

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