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April 13, 2021 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm - Public Hearing
Public engagement efforts for the Curbside Organic Waste Collection Project continue with the launch of an online survey and two virtual information sessions scheduled for April.
April 20, 2021 9:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting
All meetings are currently being held at Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street.
This survey seeks to understand attitudes and habits around garbage, food waste, recycling, composting, and yard waste; to identify residents’ priorities and concerns; and to measure overall support of the project. Data collected from the survey will also help City staff in selecting routes for the pilot program. The survey will be open until May 18. To request a paper copy of the survey, please call 250-828-3461.
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Tk’emlups te Secwépemc archaeologist Leslie LeBourdais said the sites in Riverside Park show continuous occupation of the land for up to 4,000 years. Diagnostic and historic artifacts were recovered, including one that showed social gatherings occurred in that area. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
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Four archaeological sites were discovered in Riverside Park last summer as part of an archaeological assessment tied to flood-protection work in the area that is set to begin this year. Tk’emlups te Secwépemc archaeologist Leslie LeBourdais said four new archaeological sites were registered following an assessment conducted last summer. An image outlining the locations shows one site to the left of the Riverside Park pier, two sites between the pier and the Sandman Centre parking lot and one site directly to the north of the Sandman Centre parking lot. “Not to our surprise, there was intact deposits throughout the park,” LeBourdais said. “Even though these were just sort of a limited area where
our testing was conducted, we recovered some incredible data.” LeBourdais said the sites show continuous occupation of the land for up to 4,000 years. Diagnostic and historic artifacts were recovered, including one that showed social gatherings occurred in that area. In addition, the artifacts tell the story of how the area and landscape has changed, LeBourdais said. Items found in imported fill near the parking lot were likely brought in when the arena was built. Artifacts found there were not intact, she said. LeBourdais said that following registration of the archaeological sites, they now need to be managed and excavation work will get underway this summer. LeBourdais noted permit applications have been submitted to the BC Archaeology Branch to allow for the next phase of work
and, when that begins, she said Tk’emlups will be monitoring closely. A cultural heritage component will also be included in the park project. LeBourdais said it will help to create cultural awareness and understanding. “Just based on what we’re finding in the archaeological record, the cultural and language aspect of the landscape, I think it’s a great opportunity to share that knowledge with the general public to sort of start chipping away at that perception that Secwépemc people were just nomadic scavengers, but in fact had a high level of social complexity and arts and language and a real sense of belonging here on this landscape,” LeBourdais said. Mayor Ken Christian said a knowledge keeper once told him: “The land will tell us the story. We just have to be patient.”
In addition, LeBourdais noted plans to potentially rename McArthur Island Community Park — the area on McArthur Island formerly occupied by a golf course and now home to a disc golf course — with a Secwépemc moniker. The Riverside Park floodabatement project was expected to begin this spring, but has been pushed back to later this year. “We were trying our best to get everything constructed by the spring of this year, before this freshet,” City of Kamloops capital projects manager Darren Crundwell said. “Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen.” The project includes floodmitigation work to protect critical infrastructure in the park, as well as 700 metres of new trail, removal of buildings, plaza expansion, new lighting and work along the beachfront to improve access.
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Tk’emlups te Secwépemc Chief Rosanne Casimir said discussion amongst Kamloops council to introduce meetings by acknowledging ancestral Secwépemc lands is “important.” She said it shows respect, provides opportunity to educate the public and also combats past and present injustices. “It is something that we deem as extremely important,” Casimir said. Casimir said T’kemlups is proud that B.C. was the first province to acknowledge UNDRIP — the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration emphasizes the rights of indigenous peoples to maintain and strengthen
their own institutions, cultures and traditions and to pursue their development in keeping with their own needs and aspirations. It establishes a standard for eliminating human rights violations against indigenous peoples worldwide and for combating discrimination and marginalization. Casimir said in its simplest form, UNDRIP is the City of Kamloops working with Tk’emlups directly on anything that occurs within city boundaries — essentially involving the band in any decision that would impact it, such as the Riverside Park flood-mitigation project, preliminary archaeological work for which unearthed archaeological sites in the park of importance that show continuous occupation of the land for up to 4,000 years. Casimir said it is not
about consultation, but inclusion and involves a consent-based approach. City council and staff are currently educating themselves about UNDRIP. A council workshop and a new committee are also planned. The city has also brought in an archaeologist to discuss with staff in the civic operations department about what to do when they come across something of note in the field. Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said the city is committed to learning. “We’re not getting it perfect, but we’re committed to kind of trying to figure this out,” he said. Tk’emlups Coun. Justin Gottfriedson said he appreciates the city’s effort to educate and its willingness to learn. “I think that’s an incredibly important concept,” he said.
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All eligible adults in B.C. are now able to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments online. The three-step process began on Tuesday, but Premier John Horgan is urging residents to wait their turn before logging on and booking an appointment. There are three steps involved to register and book your vaccine appointment: 1. Register: First, register when it is your turn and get a confirmation code. 2. Book: Book a vaccine appointment when you get an email, text or phone call advising you are eligible to book, based on your age. 3. Get vaccinated: Visit a vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose. People born in 1950 and earlier (71 years of age and older), Indigenous people 18 years of age and older and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable may register to book their vaccine appointment through the province’s new Get Vaccinated system in one of three ways: • Online at tinyurl.com/85yz4sw5.
• By telephone through a provincial call centre, toll-free at 1-833-838-2323. • In person at the nearest Service BC location. “We encourage everyone in B.C. to get their vaccine at their first opportunity when it is their turn,” Minister of Health Adrian Dix said. Check in regularly to know when it is your turn to register by going online to tinyurl.com/2spwwzpc . People ages 55 to 65 on the Lower Mainland continue to be eligible to book an appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at a participating pharmacy near them. That program is expected to be expanded to Kamloops later this week. As of April 5, nearly 770,000 eligible British Columbians — or one in six among the population of about 5.1 million — have received their first dose of vaccine, while more than 87,000 people have received their second dose. If B.C.’s vaccine supply is delivered as scheduled, everyone in B.C. who is eligible for the vaccine will receive their first dose by the end of June.
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Price of homes in region reach record highs THE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME IN MARCH WAS $686,000 KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
The average selling price of a home in the Kamloops region in March rose to $545,915, a 29 per cent bump from $422,673 in February. According to the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association, the average selling price of single-family and multifamily homes in the region last month hit record levels. The average selling price of a single-family home in March was $686,216, a 40 per cent increase from March of 2020. There were 201 such sales in the Kamloops region last month. Through the first three months of 2021, there have been 522 sales of singlefamily homes, with the average selling price, year to date, being $633,905. On the multi-family home side, the average
selling price in March was $412,538, a 16 per cent increase from March 2020. There were 145 units sold last month. Through the first three months of 2021, there have been 377 sales of multi-family homes, with the average selling price, year to date, being $403,374. The association said the combined sales in March
of 372 units was a 104 per cent increase from March 2020. Total sales dollar volume in March stood at $203.1 million, a 164 per cent rise over 2020, which was $76.9 million. There were 651 active listings in the Kamloops region as of April 3. “It has been a year since we first recorded a drop in sales numbers due to the
coronavirus lockdown, and what a year this has been for Kamloops real estate,” Kamloops and District Real Estate Association president Chelsea Mann said. “We’re indeed setting sales records in the region and I don’t see any downtrend in the months to come. With that said, we must also not ignore the
fact that this sharp rise in sales figures is relative to a sluggish period in the 2020 market.” Mann said average prices continue to skyrocket and, at the current rate, unit sales for 2021 will better than any other period the market has ever seen. “The current real estate market situation in Kamloops can be com-
pared to the one we saw in 2016, where a sudden rise in demand led to a sharp rise in average prices,” she said. “This year, there is no end for this demand in sight, as increased work from home opportunities is getting more people interested in moving to smaller markets like ours. “While numbers suggest that buyers of Kamloops real estate are mostly local, we’re starting to see a shift in this trend and all property types are selling quite fast.” While 480 new listings were added last month, Mann said inventory continues to be low. “We’ve been on track to recovery for the last 10 months and, like other regions in the province, we’ve been consistently selling more than we did a year before,” Mann said. “Understandably, this has led to a shortage in inventory.” Fulton & Company LLP
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their activities may have on others, and on the school system, if they do not adhere to the health guidelines. On a lighter topic, secondary students will soon be entering their final quarter classes. It is hard to believe we are threequarters of the way through the year and we will shortly be preparing for graduations and summer break. I hope students and staff all had a restful March break and Easter long weekend with their families. The final quarter of the year will bring many exciting events to SD73. One of these is the Day of Sucwentwecw (Acknowledging One Another), an annual initiative held on April 7 each year to recognize and celebrate the Secwépemc people (Secwepemcul’ecw) and other Aboriginal people residing within the Secwépemc territory. The theme for 2021 is “Learning together: In memory, history and
story, using Aboriginal perspectives.” Students across the district will be taking part and many families will have the opportunity to view activities digitally. At the district office, the board of education is considering our budget for the 2021-2022 school year. The budget process is incredibly detailed and countless hours of work go into ensuring student needs are met, while still operating buildings and buses efficiently. Finance staff and senior administration have been working diligently to prepare a draft budget for public input this Thursday at 7 p.m. The presentation will be live streamed on our Facebook page and input will be received by the board prior to final revisions and adoption at our April 26 public board meeting. This will mark the final budget presentation by secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch, who will be retiring later this year. The board will miss Kelvin’s leadership, but wish him the best in his retirement. Rhonda Kershaw is chair of the School District 73 board of education. SD73 columns appear monthly in KTW and online at kamloopsthisweek.com. Kershaw can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To comment on this column, email editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com.
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
CITY NEEDS TO STOP USING HERBICIDES
CUSTOMERS — USE GOLDEN RULE Editor: I am a retail employee, but not an essential worker, and I feel the need to let the public in on a few issues I’ve been seeing as the pandemic drags on. When stores have posted capacity limits, it means the total number of people. It does not count you and your group as one person. I’m trying to keep my customers, my co workers and myself safe by distancing. Having someone yell at me because they feel the rules don’t apply to them is something I have to deal with on a daily basis. Also, I can hear you just fine from a distance, so please stop pulling down your mask to speak, I answer to “excuse me” even when I’m not working, so
Editor: While the rest of the world appears to be waking up to the serious health dangers of Roundup and other glyphosatebased herbicides, Kamloopsians choose to bury their heads and want to continue with the poisoning for the sake of lawns. I remember the hew and cry that went up from smokers who didn’t give a damn that they were giving lung cancer to nonsmokers. Bayer AG has agreed to pay $10 billion over claims its signature herbicide Roundup causes cancer in people. Weitz & Luxenberg other law firms reached a settlement with Bayer on behalf of almost 100,000 Americans who had been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to Monsanto/Bayer’s Roundup weed- Editor: Here we go again, a garbage rate killer. Linda Davidson increase, to which there is minimal protest, Kamloops with residents being nickel and dimed and having no control over taxation. I put out my bin once a month and recycle every six weeks. Shouldn’t I be rewarded for my low carbon footprint? Instead, myself and people like me get swept up in a user-pay system, with no
believe me, I can hear you. If you are shopping with an elderly person or someone who needs extra assistance, please don’t wander off. I’m sorry, but some customer service options are not available right now and that includes putting shoes on someone or entering a dressing room. That’s why you came along. This isn’t COVID-related, but if the cashier asks for a phone number, the correct response is to either give your number or say, “No, thank you.” Responses such as, “Not necessary! or “None of your business!” or “What the hell do you need that for” or “None of your f---ing business!” are uncalled for. We are dictated from our head office to
ask you and, sometimes, we can’t process the sale until we enter that information. I’m a great believer in the Golden Rule and all I ask is that you treat me and my fellow retail workers and cashiers with dignity because our shifts are filled with customers arguing against rules our head office makes us impose, cleaning mirrors that some toddler has smeared yogurt all over and generally being talked down to because we are in retail and thought to have no ambition in life. We will get through this, but there needs to be patience and understanding. We are tired of being yelled at by customers. Jay Smith Kamloops
ANOTHER TAX HIKE, WITH NO OBJECTIONS consideration for a don’t use, don’t pay system. Housing prices have skyrocketed and property taxes reflect that increase, while services have remained the same. Where is all the tax revenue going? If our roads are any example, certainly not to infrastructure. Isobel Prewett Kamloops
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Walk-in clinic to close at end of June JESSICA WALLACE
A private walk-in clinic in Sahali, located a block from Thompson Rivers University, will close this summer. Kamloops Urgent Care Clinic, which is located at #4-910 West Columbia St., behind the Real Canadian Superstore, will close permanently on June 30, Dr. Chris Janz of the Thompson Region Division of Family Practice said in a statement: “Regrettably, after serving the residents of Kamloops and area for 15 years, the Kamloops Urgent Care Clinic
is closing permanently due to a physician capacity shortage,” Janz said. “During this time, it was our privilege to serve some 20,000 people.” Initially, the plan was to close the clinic on April 30; however, Janz said successful interim recruitment efforts allowed postponement of the closure until the summer. Interior Health said it is working with the Thompson Division of Family Practice to “ensure community members who have previously attended this clinic are able to access appropriate services in the community, includ-
ing those available through the Kamloops Urgent Primary Care and Learning Centre.” Kamloops Urgent Primary Care and Learning Centre is located on the ground floor of Royal Inland Hospital’s Clinical Services Building downtown and is intended for patients who require medical attention for less serious injuries (not considered emergent) within 12 to 24 hours. Interior Health did not respond to a question about whether sufficient resources will be available to cover the loss of the private clinic.
Walk-in clinics are typically accessed by patients without a family doctor or nurse practitioner. In December of 2018, another walk-in clinic also closed down the road in Sahali. Summit Medical Clinic was formerly located at the corner of Notre Dame Drive and Summit Drive, but shuttered its doors, with a local physician shortage cited among the reasons. Those without a family doctor can call HealthLink BC at 811 to speak with someone about how to find a family doctor.
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ate Zahir will miss her father’s humble spirit. “He was truly a gentleman in all its facets,” Kate told KTW. Her father, Max Zahir, died on March 20, 2021, at the age of 84. The retired chief pathologist for Royal Inland Hospital called Kamloops home for decades and recently spoke with KTW about his time in Pakistan in the 1960s, aiding the vaccination effort against smallpox. He was an adventurous man, Kate said, recalling a trip she took with her mother and father when she was 15, visiting the places where he grew up and went to medical school. Kate had hoped to make the trip one last time before he passed away, but is comforted by the fact she was able to be by his side and visit her father’s roots at least once. Looking back on his life, Kate said his desire for knowledge stands out. “He was the epitome of a lifelong learner,” she said. Zahir was a self-professed logophile and keen admirer of the English language. During his retirement, one of his projects focused on reading all of Shakespeare’s works. Born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India on Nov. 27, 1936, Zahir was witness to one of the most violent upheavals in human history during the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan. Feeling it would be safer, the family went to Pakistan after India declared independence from the British. Not wanting to remain silent on this tumultuous time in history, Zahir wrote a book during his retirement, called 1947: A Memoir of Indian Independence, to further education on the subject.
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Dr. Max Zahir at his home at Berwick on the Park: “The eradication of smallpox, it was [an] absolutely incredible achievement. At one time ,it was never thought it could never be done — and it was done. And it was the most devastating infectious disease mankind has ever discovered.” DAVE EAGLES/KTW
Recalling the fight to eradicate smallpox AS THE WORLD BATTLES THE CORONAVIRUS, RETIRED KAMLOOPS DR. MAX ZAHIR TALKS ABOUT HIS WORK IN PAKISTAN IN THE 1960S MICHAEL POTESTIO
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Memories of days past helping fight the smallpox epidemic in Pakistan during the 1960s are still fresh in the mind of retired Kamloops pathologist Dr. Max Zahir. That effort seems all the more relevant now as the world grapples with the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in a bid to end a pandemic that, in a year since
its detection, has infected more than 100-million people and killed more than two-million. Zahir, a 84-year-old Berwick on the Park resident, spent a year between 1966 and 1967 working in Lahore, Pakistan, to help snuff out smallpox — the contagious disease known for its rash of blisters that was successfully eradicated through vaccination by 1980. Decades earlier, the World Health Organization
had initiated a global campaign to rid the word of the disease, which was still endemic in countries across Africa, Asia and South America — a campaign that was intensified in the late 1960s. The strategy to address smallpox outbreaks in Pakistan, Zahir recalled, was to identify cases and rush to immunize that person’s close contacts before the virus could spread. See DEFEATING, A6
In the first half of his life, Zahir moved around a lot, living in India, Pakistan, England, the United States and, finally, Canada, where he would settle in Kamloops. He is survived by his wife. Maureen, of 56 years, his three children — Sara (Joseph), David and Kate (Pierre) — and five grandchildren: Alyssa, Kathryn, Nicholas, Max and Dante. As a young man, Zahir attended Oxford University in England in 1959 on a Rhodes scholarship, completing a doctorate in infectious diseases in three years. He then spent three years training in clinical pathology. The University of Maryland’s medical school recruited him in 1966 as part of a group of doctors who were to work on the eradication of smallpox in his homeland of Pakistan, where the infectious disease was still endemic. Zahir made a few trips into the rural villages to administer the vaccine, but his primary position was studying the disease in the city of Lahore at the Pakistan Medical Research centre (PMRC), which was funded in part by the U.S. government and the World Health Organization. In Lahore, Zahir was put in charge of a lab at the PMRC. His main focus was deter-
mining why some severe cases of smallpox developed blood-filled blisters rather than pus-filled ones — an answer he found and on which he published his findings. Smallpox would be declared eradicated worldwide by 1980. Zahir — who had returned to his home country in part to be close to his aging parents — wanted to stay longer, but after a year, the University of Maryland offered him a job as a full-time faculty member at the Baltimore university. The family spent four years in the U.S. city before Zahir desired a change of pace, wanting to work as a pathologist in a community hospital. The plan was to move to B.C., with which Maureen was familiar, having worked there previously as a nurse. However, the province wasn’t granting licences to non-Canadian specialists at the time. Such licences were being granted in New Brunswick, so the Zahirs spent two years in the Maritimes before Max applied for a job in Kamloops in the early 1970s. Zahir spent decades as a pathologist at Royal Inland Hospital before retiring in 2003. He experienced many career highlights as a pathologist/ hematologist, including his involvement with the British
Columbia Medical Association. He and Maureen moved to Victoria for a time, but returned to Kamloops five years ago to be closer to family. Zahir had been living at the Berwick on the Park retirement home in Sahali prior to his death. During his life, Zahir was also an active Rotarian, studied the impending impacts of the burgeoning climate crisis and was known to engage in heated matches at the Kamloops Tennis Centre. Animated discussions with children and grandchildren were memorable and held most dear, while summer evenings at the family cottage on Shuswap Lake and winter mornings at the condo at Tod Mountain breathed life into his soul, Kate said. She said her father touched the hearts of many people because he was very modest despite his achievements. “He would always say, ‘Ask others more questions then they ask of you,’” Kate said of her father’s uncanny ability to listen. She said her father’s death last month was sudden and unexpected. “It was incredibly rapid. Nobody was expecting it,” Kate said. Zahir opted to admit himself to hospital after feeling short of breath — thinking it might be a mild case of COVID-19, having had his first dose of the vaccine. Several days later, tests revealed he had cancer, Kate said. “He was so sick towards the end they couldn’t even conduct the tests properly because he was so weak,” she said. His death came on the first day of spring — a day known for rebirth, which was a fitting bit of symbolism for Zahir. “It was the end for him, it was the beginning of spring,” Kate said. “Everything for him had meaning in life, including his death.”
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021
Pivoting to patios amid indoor dining ban EATERIES AND PUBS ACROSS THE CITY ARE EXPANDING OUTSIDE AS THEY WORK TO STAY AFLOAT JESSICA WALLACE
he city is ramping up its patio expansion program, moving quickly to help local restaurants slammed again with public health restrictions. A rise in the number of COVID19 cases in B.C., including more transmissible variants of concern, has led to an indoor dining ban until at least April 19. Blair Harper purchased Caffé Motivo downtown a few months before the pandemic was declared. He called the health orders a “roller coaster” and credited the city for a recent patio extension in front of his cafe in the 200-block of Victoria Street, around the same time the new restaurant restrictions came into effect. The coffee shop is promoting outdoor bevies (the cafe serves alcoholic beverages in addition to caffeine fixes) in time for warmer weather, with about a dozen seats outside. “The city was really quick and diligent,” Harper said. “We were one of the first businesses to receive the extended patio, so all positive things to say on that front.” Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association executive director Carl DeSantis reached out to the city after Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made the announcement and encouraged acceleration of a $200,000 patio expansion program to help local restaurants, which
The outdoor dining patio outside Carlos O’Bryans Neighborhood Pub in the 300- block of Victoria Street. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
is seeing significant interest from restaurants. DeSantis said the city responded overnight at an “unprecedented rate,” opining that the patio extensions look “beautiful.” Last year, when indoor dining capacity was limited, the city built temporary wooden structures. This year, the expansions are intended to be more permanent, built to higher quality out of pavers. DeSantis said more interest is resulting from the quality. He said the city told him 20 businesses had applied for a patio expansion as of the end of last week. Last year, 13 patio extensions were built at a cost of $66,000. Nearly the entire 300-block of Victoria Street is being extended. “Short term, it is an immediate lifeline for the restaurants,” DeSantis said, noting it increases capacity and provides comfort to the public during the pandemic. “Long term, this really enhances
our downtown community as a whole, not just the restaurants, all businesses. It makes a really enjoyable, walkable downtown community.” Lost from the expansion is parking, as the expansions occupy parking spaces in front of businesses. DeSantis said downtown parking is always part of the conversation, but noted the area is working toward a walkable business community, with projects in the area anticipated to bring more workers and residents within walking distance of destinations. The city is in the midst of a parking solutions study. Harper has his own concerns about giving up parking, but said: “The good outweighs the bad.” Todd Mason, co-owner of The Vic downtown, called the latest public health orders a “kick in the stomach,” with last-minute restrictions leading to food wasted and given to staff. He said shifting to
takeout and outdoor dining as quickly as possible is critical. The city and KCBIA aren’t the only ones working to help businesses. Mason also gave kudos to neighbours Chris Monteleone and Dino Bernardo, who allowed temporary takeover of space in front of the Commodore Grand Cafe and Lounge, which has been closed during the pandemic. The Vic’s expanded patio at Victoria Street and Fourth Avenue was nearing completion as of Monday and will allow about 22 seats outside the downtown coffee shop. Bright Eye Brewing co-owner Richard Marken said his Tranquille Road brewpub in North Kamloops continues to wait for the city to build its patio extension, despite correspondence dating back weeks. He said takeout sales are strong. but added completion of that street-front patio area will allow the restaurant to serve at near-regular capacity, combined with outdoor space it already has off the side of the restaurant. Marken said Bright Eye has cut back staff hours since the new health orders. He is grateful the city is picking up the bill to fund the patio extension as restaurants face more hurdles heading into summer, which is typically the busy season. The estimated construction cost at the time council approved the program was between $7,500 and $25,000, depending on patio design complexity. “It’s the time of the year we’re trying to be ramping up, not ramping down,” Marken said. Kamloops Coun. Mike O’Reilly called the city’s patio expansion
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program “fantastic” for the business community. He said businesses throughout the city, not only downtown and in North Kamloops, can take advantage of an extended patio, noting Amsterdam Pancakes in Valleyview has moved tables outside in its parking lot and Earls in Sahali has tables on the grass. “This is about being creative,” O’Reilly said. At this point, council has not yet received a report back on how much of the program has been subscribed. Council capped the program at $200,000, with the option to add more funds. It’s not the only city initiative aimed at aiding businesses during the pandemic. Others include hiring security downtown and along the Tranquille Corridor, extending community service officer shifts around the clock beginning this fall and seeking out of grant dollars to aid businesses impacted by vandalism and graffiti. O’Reilly said helping businesses keep the doors open in turn helps the city, with continued tax dollars flowing into city hall. “Our flip side is, we don’t do this and the businesses shut down altogether,” O’Reilly said. “It will take a long time to try and build businesses back if those store fronts were to go vacant.” STREET CLOSURES DeSantis said as nicer weather approaches, the KCBIA will work with the city to intermittently close blocks along Victoria Street for short stints on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Kamloops COVID-19 Meal Train still running MICHAEL POTESTIO
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Kamloops’ COVID-19 Meal Train program has no plans to pull into the station after marking its one-year anniversary. The grassroots endeavour turned a year old on March 28, serving an estimated 75,000 meals to some 500 unique individuals in that time. The program was launched by the non-profit Lived Experience Community amidst the uncertainty surrounding food security for Kamloops’ homeless population in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-ordinator Glenn Hilke said the program has served up an average of 200 meals a day between breakfast and lunch service, taking food into the community — essentially like a Meals on Wheels program —
every day of the week. Hilke estimates the program serves meals to about 100 different people per day as some will request more than one portion. “It changes from day to day. You’re trying to catch people where they live,” Hilke said. Meals are prepared out of The Loop at 405A Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops and delivered to places where people in need can be found — such as along the banks of the Thompson Rivers and at local motels. The meal train came about as other agencies’ meal programs temporarily began shutting down due to the pandemic, either because their spaces did not allow for operations to continue or because volunteers were those particularly vulnerable to the disease. “We stepped in to fill in that gap,” Hilke said. Hilke said the program has shown him that the people of
Kamloops are very compassionate, caring and committed when they know people are vulnerable and in need of help. “For the 43 years that I’ve been working in the not-forprofit sector, I have never experienced an outpouring of generosity and kindness like I have with this program,” Hilke said. The program started with just six people last year, but has since ballooned to about 25 regular volunteers. Delivery drivers traverse an average of about 100 kilometres a day, he said. About 250 different people have helped out at one point or another — be it via donating money or food, making and/or delivering meals or shopping for the program. One family began doing weekly Costco runs at the start of the pandemic, while another woman is putting together an average of 600 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches per week,
Hilke noted. The program has been well received by people on the streets. Hilke recalled driving empty roads in Kamloops in the early days of the program, looking for people in need. He said he would often just pull up to someone who looked as though they were homeless and ask if they needed a bite to eat. “I never once had a person get angry with me,” Hilke said. “The people who didn’t need help would just say, ‘No, thank you very much and we appreciate what you do.’” Volunteers have come to develop relationships with the people who have been recipients of the meal program built on the confidence and trust that they will be back each day, Hilke said. “I myself have come to know many more people that are struggling with poverty, homelessness, mental health and
substance use than ever before. It’s not an easy program to do,” he said. “You’re seeing a lot of people hurting.” Hilke noted when the program began, it had no money, and to this day, most of the funds and food come from various businesses, organizations and people in the community. He said the program quickly morphed into an outreach program, as well as a food security program, given the relationships they’ve built. As for the program’s future beyond the pandemic, Hilke said it will continue as long as there are volunteers to keep it running as its need existed long before the pandemic arrived. “COVID or no COVID, Kamloops still has a food insecurity challenge,” Hilke said. Donations for the program can be arranged by contacting Hilke at 250-879-0465 or by visiting the Kamloops Covid Meal Train Facebook page.
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Fine, driving restrictions for Kamloops man behind wheel in fatal collision MICHAEL POTESTIO
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A Kamloops man who was behind the wheel of the pickup truck that struck and killed Thompson Rivers University employee Lucy Phua more than a year ago has had his driving privileges restricted. David Mathew Tucker, 43, pleaded guilty this week to one count of driving without due care and attention, under the Motor Vehicle Act, in connection to the Nov. 19, 2019, collision. Phua, 54, was struck and killed that night as she was walking to TRU via a crosswalk at McGill Road and University Drive. Justice Ray Phillips accepted a joint submission on sentencing from defence lawyer Daniel McNamee and prosecutor Frank Caputo that will see Tucker pay a $2,000 fine and serve an 18-month probation term prohibiting him from driving except for work and running certain family errands. Tucker is employed by a local landscaping company, which involves him having to drive around town for work. Court heard Tucker had a couple of drinks after work and was leaving a liquor store at the Landmark development when the crash took place at about 5:30 p.m., after sunset, on Nov. 19, 2019. While turning left onto McGill Road, Tucker’s truck
struck Phua, who was walking in the same direction — north — from the Landmark development, where she lived. Lights from an oncoming vehicle were said to have been in Tucker’s eyes as he made the turn into the intersection, striking Phua and running her over. McNamee told KTW when Tucker initially struck Phua, he believed his vehicle was having a mechanical issue and continued driving forward. He soon realized what happened and stayed at the scene to render assistance and co-operated with police. Police at the scene noticed Tucker’s eyes were watery and smelled alcohol on his breath, but when he was given a breathalyzer test, he blew in the warn range, which is under the legal limit 0.08 blood-alcohol level, but likely above the 0.05 warning limit. Tucker was given another breathalyzer test at the downtown Kamloops RCMP detachment, which again registered below the legal limit. There wasn’t evidence to support a criminal charge of impaired driving and Tucker was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act. McNamee said Tucker is very remorseful for what happened and apologized in court to Phua’s family in Singapore and her spouse, Gar Childs, who was in court for the verdict. “The whole thing was a
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LUCY PHUA McNamee said Tucker was guilty of negligence for not checking the intersection and was punished on that basis. The exceptions to the driving restriction, he said, are to ensure Tucker’s family isn’t impacted by a punishment intended for him. No alcohol-related restrictions were given in the probation order. McNamee sid that Tucker received the maximum fine for the offence. Phua’s death sparked an online petition seeking safety upgrades on McGill Road. City officials last fall unveiled a strategy for improvements along the corridor that could lead to lowered speed limits and lighting upgrades.
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Step-grandfather sentenced to five years for sexual abuse of step-grandaughter MICHAEL POTESTIO
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A Kamloops-area man who sexually abused his step-granddaughter when she was no more than 11 years old has been sentenced to five years in prison. The man’s name is protected under a court-ordered publication ban to protect the identity of the victim. Justice Len Marchand handed down the sentence, following a guilty verdict last summer in B.C. Supreme Court. In a written decision posted online, Marchand said the circumstances of the abuse called on him to “denounce and deter the sexual victimization of an extremely vulnerable Indigenous girl” while also attempting not to “exacerbate the grotesquely disproportionate rate of incarceration of Indigenous people.”
“There is no easy solution,” Marchand wrote. According to the decision, the girl came to live with her maternal grandmother at a young age following the murder of her mother. Over a period of several months, the grandmother’s 65-year-old husband, the girl’s step-grandfather, sexually abused her, including intercourse and touching. The abuse was at times perpetrated through physical force and accompanied by verbal abuse. Marchand said due to the nature of the evidence given by the complainant, he couldn’t determine exactly when the abuse started or how many times it occurred, but it ended in January 2019, when the girl was 11 years old. All the abuse occurred in the family home and at times when the step-grandfa$140 ther was intoxicated.
In his ruling, Marchand noted cutting herself, adding she needs the impact on the girl, who is reassurance the abuse was not now 13, was best demonstrated her fault. in her own words. The step-grandfather is a In the girl’s victim impact First Nations band member who statement, she said her stepovercame his own harrowing grandfather made her feel she childhood, marred by parental didn’t matter and to this day she drinking, violence and neglect, still feels worthless. to live a productive and pro“I tend to sleep a lot because social life. when I’m awake, I start to think During the offender’s childhood, he was placed in a numof everything he did,” the girl’s ber of foster homes and spent statement reads, adding that even while asleep, she has night- two years at the Kamloops mares of the abuse happening Indian Residential School, where again. he experienced physical abuse “What he did broke me. and hunger. And right now I’m at my lowest Aggravating factors in the because everything he did to me case included that the abuse is all I can think about … and the occurred in the home where only way not to think of it was to the girl was supposed to be safe do drugs. I lost myself, my smile and that the step-grandfather and my happiness. And somebreached his position of trust times I think it’s my fault,” her and care. statement reads. Mitigating factors included Marchand noted his concern that the 65-year-old expressed million dollar development for the girl, who has since started a willingness to engage in sex-
offender treatment, apologized in court and had some degree of remorse — though he has not admitted to the offences. As part of his sentence, the man must stay 200 metres away from any residence, school or workplace of his step-granddaughter for 10 years following his release from prison and be registered as a sex offender for 20 years. Crown prosecutor Frank Caputo sought a sentence of seven to nine years in prison, and, if not for Gladue factors, would have sought a sentence up to 12 years, while defence lawyer Daniel McNamee suggested a five-year sentence consisting of two years in jail and three years probation. Gladue rights — named after the court case that spawned them — are based on the duty of the judge to consider the unique experiences Indigenous offenders.
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Kamloops Mounties are seeking witnesses and surveillance footage after a man was stabbed in the downtown core on March 31. Const. Crystal Evelyn said officers were called to the area of Victoria Street and Sixth Avenue at 6:22 p.m. for a report of an assault with a weapon. “Upon attending, they located one man with serious, life-threatening injuries,” Evelyn said. “The man was taken to hospital and is currently in stable condition.” About 15 minutes before the assault report, police received a complaint of two men fighting behind a business in the 600-block of Victoria Street. Evelyn said investigators believe the incidents are related and involve the same men. “This happened at a busy time of day, with lots of people present in the area,” Evelyn said. “If you were driving downtown around 6 p.m. or prior to 6:30 p.m. and have any dash-cam footage,
please let us know. Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen, heard, captured surveillance o or know anything about what transpired yesterday.” Evelyn said police do not believe the incident was random or that the general public is currently at risk. The area around Victoria and Sixth wad close for several hours on Wednesday night as police collected and searched for evidence. A witness told KTW they were near the Noble Pig Brewpub at 650 Victoria St. after 7 p.m. when Mounties swarmed the area. “We heard an officer ask someone else on the patio if they saw the suspects,” the witness said. “We started talking about it and realized we did and let the officer know.” The witness said two men who may be connected to the stabbing were wearing black hoodies and carrying backpacks. The witness walked right by them en route to the brewpub.
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CBC Kamloops vehicle vandalized, with ‘Fake News’ painted on door KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
A Canadian Broadcasting Company vehicle was vandalized in Kamloops over the weekend, with the words “Fake News” painted along its driver’s-side door. The vehicle was parked in the lot at Second Avenue and Lansdowne Street on Sunday evening, with white paint poured over its windows and the words “Fake News” scrawled in what appears to be black spray paint. Some of the white paint was also found on a vehicle two stalls over. The parking lot is part of the Victoria Building at Victoria Street and Second
Avenue, which is home to the CBC Kamloops radio studio. “Come on Kamloops, we can do better than this! So upsetting to see this on my way home tonight,” CBC Radio host Doug Herbert posted online. “The pandemic clearly brings out the best in people, especially involving media.” A passerby noticed the damaged vehicle at about 6:15 p.m., and a police report was filed by the CBC later that evening. There is apparently no security camera in that parking lot. KTW is awaiting a call back from Kamloops RCMP. CBC head of public affairs Chuck Thompson told KTW via email that the
cost of repairs isn’t known yet, but he anticipates the entire vehicle will have to be repainted. Thompson said the CBC will be adding adding security personnel to the area over the next few days. Once the corporation has had some time to assess the situation more thoroughly, it may implement new security measures. “While we have no idea who is responsible for this incident, we do know we live in different times and the media has been under attack,” Thomson said “Needless to say, our number one concern is always the safety and well-being of our employees and we will do whatever we can to keep them safe.”
MOUNTIES SEEK INFORMATION ON SUSPICIOUS MAN Kamloops Mounties want to find a man with a dime-sized hole in his cheek who was harassing a woman in Riverside Park on March 31. Const. Crystal Evelyn said the detachment is investigating two reports involving the same description of a suspicious man. Police initially received a report of suspicious man who tried to hug a woman and asked her repeatedly for her name just before noon in Riverside Park. He allegedly made rude comments and acted aggressively before he left to catch a bus. Later in the day, police received a second report involving a suspicious man who matched the same description, but on West Columbia Street. In both cases the man’s name was said to be Jon or Johnny. He is described as being white, in his late 20s, standing 5-foot10, with dark hair and an average build. In one of the reports, the man was also described as having dark stubble and a hole in his right cheek about the size of a dime. “We appreciate the callers reporting this information directly to us,” Evelyn said. “Thanks to the specific details they provided to police, investigators were able to see the potential link in these two incidents.” Anyone with information on the man, or who experienced something similar, is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250828-3000 and reference file 2021-9990.
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Lockdown of schools was due to ‘very serious and specific threat’ to NorKam secondary POLICE HAVE ONLY SAID THE INCIDENT INVOLVED A THREAT, DETAILS OF WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
Kamloops Mounties have released a bit more information about the mass lockdown of all North Shore schools last week, but many details remain unanswered as various rumours and claims were shared on social media. Const. Crystal Evelyn said the investigation is ongoing and concerns a threat directed at NorKam secondary on March 31 at about 1:40 p.m. “Police received a call involving a very serious and specific threat to NorKam senior secondary school,” Evelyn said. “As part of its response, RCMP followed its normal procedure to contact the school district and provide it with information about the situation.
“RCMP recommended the school district implement its school safety procedures, which resulted in the lockdown of NorKam senior secondary and some of its neighbouring schools.” The North Shore was filled with officers on the ground at various schools, while an RCMP plane flew above the area. “As frontline officers obtained more information and the initial threat did not materialize, police and the school district coordinated the safe exit of staff and students,” Evelyn said. Evelyn said the detachment would like to thank the schools, students and parents for their support, co-operation and patience during the lockdown and hold and secure incidents.
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New pandemic-related public health orders mean changes in the gyms at the Tournament Capital Centre and Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre. Until at least April 19, fewer people will be allowed in each workout space, equipment will be moved farther apart, all visits must be scheduled (no drop-ins allowed) and masks will also be
mandatory at all times, including during exercise. In addition, lockers and showers will no longer be accessible. There are no changes to activities in the pools. Pre-registration will be available through the city’s online booking system under the “drop-in” tab: https://bit. ly/3mqs8ML. The City of Kamloops is
setting up a registration process for time slots of one hour and 15 minutes, with 15 minutes in between each booking for clearing and cleaning. Both facilities were closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. As of Saturday, April 3, all visits to the gyms at the Tournament Capital Centre and Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre must be scheduled in advance.
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LOCAL NEWS Fifteen employees have been laid off from the Barside Lounge in Chances Casino, which is located in Brocklehurst. The company has opted to temporarily close the lounge, due to an indoor dining DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE
Indoor dining bans leads to layoffs at casino restaurant KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
Workers at the Barside Lounge in Chances Casino in Brocklehurst have been laid off and Atlas Steak + Fish in Cascades Casino in Aberdeen remains closed as parent company Gateway Casinos pivots following the provincial government’s decision to ban indoor dining until at least April 19. The company had been preparing to reopen Atlas on March 30 before the new order on COVID-19 restrictions came into effect the day before. Meanwhile, 15 employees have been laid off from the Barside Lounge at Chances Casino, which the company has opted to temporarily close the during the indoor dining prohibition. The restaurant had been open during the pandemic since last summer. The restaurant is not implementing a takeout or
delivery option. Asked why Gateway didn’t opt to utilize Chances’ parking lot for outdoor dining, Gateway spokesperson Tanya Gabara said that while the option may have been considered, the weather forecast at the time was pointing to inclement conditions and that site isn’t as well equipped for patio dining as Cascades Casino, which has heaters, fire tables and overhead coverings. Match Eatery, inside Cascades Casino, reopened on March 16 and will remain so with takeout, delivery and patio dining as permitted under the health order. The third restaurant in the Aberdeen casino — The Buffet — remains closed, as does the casino itself. Casinos themselves have remained shuttered since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. Gabara said Match reopened with 20 employees who remain on
active duty. “Our hope is that we can make it through the three-week closure with everyone still on the job,” she said. While Atlas wasn’t able to reopen as planned on March 30, Gabara said the company is working on revising its plans for a reopening. “While we are disappointed that these restrictions have been put in place, we are working hard to continue to provide a safe and enjoyable dining experience to our guests,” Gabara told KTW via email. Moving forward, she said, the company hopes Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will implement closures and restrictions in a way that reflects local public health conditions and metrics — regionally, rather than provincewide — similar to what has been implemented previously in other provinces like Ontario and Quebec.
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Ask the Expert Erin Currie is your local Kamloops Senior Living Expert Q) My Dad has asked to move from Vancouver to Kamloops to be closer to us. He is beginning to have memory issues and wants family close. His doctor is currently beginning assessment of his cognitive issues. Would he be able to live at Berwick? Currently he is living on his own in an apartment. A) This is a common question that people often wonder “Will I be able to live in a Retirement Community if I have memory issues?” When there is no underlying medical condition causing this memory loss, it is known as “age-associated memory impairment,” which is considered a part of the normal aging process. Brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are different. Setting up an appointment with your doctor is a good step in the right direction. It is hard to know if someone will be appropriate in an independent setting at a retirement community without meeting them first. Bringing your loved one to the community that they most desire is the first step in the process. They will be able to meet with a senior living specialist that will be able to better determine if they would be successful in the setting offered. The last thing one wants is to move a loved one into a setting they are not going to be successful in, only to have to move them months later. A meet and greet will help both parties to determine if they will be successful and able to live an active and engaged life. At Berwick on the Park, we like to say we want our residents to thrive, not just survive.
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Juniper Ridge subdivision gets council nod Amidst a housing affordability crunch, Kamloops council has approved rezoning for a 45-lot subdivision in west Juniper Ridge, despite concern from Rose Hill residents about impacts on character of their nearby neighbourhood. The city held a virtual public hearing on March 30, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at which time council heard of a significant lot shortage and
support for the project from the building industry. In speaking on behalf of the project, realtor Trevor Finch explained a lack of housing inventory and significant demand is driving resale values “through the roof,” while housing affordability was cited by multiple councillors in their ultimate support for the project. Some Rose Hill residents wrote to the city in opposi-
tion of the project, including submission of a 112-signature petition. Some also spoke at the online public hearing. At the heart of opposition to the development plans is the underlying issue of a growing suburban area (Juniper) encroaching on a unique and exclusive neighbourhood (Rose Hill), which has been compared to living in the countryside.
The development plans are near to Rose Hill Road and the city is planning a future roadway connecting the two areas. A proposed school location is nearby on Crown land. Changing the character of the Rose Hill neighbourhood through light pollution, increased traffic, disturbance of the natural area and trails were common concerns from residents.
Eight protesters who allegedly impeded construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion last fall will be headed to trial in August. The protesters, who are with the Secwépemc Unity Group to Stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline, are charged with criminal contempt for breaching the court-ordered injunction against protests Trans Mountain has on its operational and project construction locations. The eight are being tried in two separate trials for offences alleged to have occurred on Oct. 15 and Oct. 17 of last year.
A new study of Kamloops restaurant owners provided a glimpse at the new (and challenging) business climate they have been forced to navigate due to COVID-19 — prior to the second closure of indoor dining on March 29. The report found that local restaurants are having to spend more money on everything from personal protective equipment to cleaning products and plastic barriers, while simultaneously making less money. On top of that, their indoor seating capacities were dramatically cut. The survey took place last year, during the first few months of the pandemic.
The provincial government has issued a tender for the next phase of the TransCanada Highway four-laning project. Work is expected to begin this spring through Chase, for the Chase Creek West to Chase Creek Bridge section. The project will widen 1.6 kilometres of the highway from two to four lanes, add a grade-separated interchange at Brooke Drive and extend improvements on Brooke Drive to Shuswap Avenue. Construction on the segment is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2023. The total budget for the Chase fourlaning project is $260.3 million
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Katrina Yetman has been as busy as a bee in the past few years, working to have her message pollinated across Kamloops. Yetman has been educating those around her on the positive impact bees have on the community. Born and raised in Kamloops, Yetman is a mother of three and founder of Honey+Hive. Honey+Hive initially started as Yetman’s husband’s hobby, but as he became too busy, Yetman began taking care of the bees herself and she hasn’t looked back since. “I wanted it to be more than a hobby,” she said. So, in 2018, Honey+Hive was born and continues to grow. The company now consists of 11 active hives, as well as five more to be established this year. Nine of the hives are located in Cherry Creek, 10 minutes west of Kamloops, at what Yetman calls her “bee command centre.” The two other colonies are what she calls “corporate bee hives” and have been placed on the roofs of buildings in Kamloops. Businesses and corporations can apply to have Honey+Hive place and look
after a bee hive on their roofs. This provides a unique opportunity for companies in the community to further their green agenda and contribute to the conservation of bees. Many local businesses in Kamloops, including The Art We Are café downtown and florist Fern and Frond east of downtown, sell Honey+Hive’s honey in their establishments. Gold Leaf Pastries in Dufferin and Brynn’s Bakery and Alchemy Brewing Company downtown have purchased the honey to use in their own products. Along with its honey, the company now sells a line of T-shirts, designed by Yetman, and a honey-infused candle. Carly Harding, owner of Gold Leaf Pastries, has been buying honey from Honey+Hive for more than a year. She originally purchased individual bottles of honey from Yetman to sell in the retail section of their bakery, but after learning how overproduced honey has become, Harding said it “bothered her tremendously.” Harding said she was impressed that Yetman’s honey is a local, single-origin product, noting Gold Leaf now uses Honey+Hive’s
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magine 65,000 people living at Tranquille on Kamloops Lake. Shawn MacWha has, along with envisioning about a million more people jammed into a string of camps along Highway 5 between Merritt and Kamloops. The influx of millions of refugees is the result of a brutal nuclear war between China and Russia that destroyed both countries and devastated the world economy, a scenario that occurs early in MacWha’s book, Eastern Horizons, leading to the fallout globally — literally and otherwise. While the economic crisis and political opportunism flows from a war that has fundamentally changed society, one can read the book and see parallels to the impact of, and reactions to, the current COVID-19 pandemic that has also changed society as we know it. This despite the fact MacWha was writing Eastern Horizons long before the novel coronavirus upended our way of life. That is was published in the midst of the pandemic, in August 2020, only adds to its
relevance to today’s global situation. The novel looks at the Asian nuclear war’s impact on the world from different perspectives: • that of Clara Lewis, a former Canadian Navy lieutenant-commander dealing with the trauma inflicted during her time in the armed forces; • that of Sophia Chen, a widowed Malaysian mother of two whose life of privilege is now a life of struggle in a southeast Asian refugee camp; • that of the three federal political party leaders left to try to manage the country amid the economic and social catastrophe. In fact, while all the characters are endearing, sympathetic and all too real, it is the three politicians and their experiences that resonate the most — perhaps because their economic challenges are similar to those posed to politicians in Canada today as we continue to be staggered by the effects of the pandemic. Consider this passage on page 177 as Prime Minister Charles Gagnon and Official Opposition Leader Robert Warren discuss spending amid a skyrocketing deficit and debt.
Gagnon (who seems to be a Liberal, though his party affiliation is never noted) wants to dig deeper and find more money for the people. Warren (who seems to be a Conservative, though his party affiliation is not mentioned) complains that “we’re borrowing from our children to pay for it.” Gagnon wants his Personal Reconstruction Grant plan passed, a proposal that would see each household in Canada receive a one-time payment of $10,000, with an additional $1,000 for every person under the age of 18. The cost of the grant plan? More than $140 billion added to
the deficit. (Step back into the real world, where a virus, not a nuclear war, has upended the world and consider that, to the end of November of last year, the federal government had spent an estimated $240 billion on COVID-19 relief efforts, including straight payments to households.) The third political leader is Arthur McMurray, a populist who can barely conceal his bigoted agenda. His Canada is protectionist, anti-immigration (unless said immigrants come from Western and Northern Europe) and promilitary. McMurray’s Canada First Party has been an odd fringe movement for a dozen years, with no hope of electing and MPs and no hope of having anybody take it seriously. But all that changes once the Asian War and its brutal impact on Canada’s socio-economic status grows, producing angst among voters, many of whom are prime pickings for McMurray’s brand of fear politics. From here we watch as the leaders in the House of Commons navigate this unprecedented era, Lewis finds a muchneeded friend in the immigrant
camps along Highway 5A between Kamloops and Merritt and Chen works to save what is left of her family in a refugee camp in the Philippines. Eastern Horizons is a quick read, the 326 pages turning quickly as MacWha knows how to keep the story churning along at a good pace without getting bogged down in too many details. There are lessons to be learned, challenges to be faced and truths to be confronted as the narrative spans from Russia and China to southeast Asia and across to the west and east coasts of Canada. MacWha is an Ottawa-based writer who spent five years living in Asia and visiting many of the locations referenced in the novel. He has a master of arts degree in military and strategic studies from the University of Calgary and an undergraduate’s degree in Soviet and East European Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa. MacWha was also a reservist in the Canadian infantry. For more on the author and novel, go online to easternhorizons.ca.
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tep three reads: Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to God as we understood him. Many, including me, react to the words “him” and “God.” In the rooms, when people say they have trouble with the concept of God, we suggest Good Orderly Direction. Often times it is heard “do the next right thing” and that would then be doing God’s will. Turning our will over to anything is difficult for a society that values absolute personal control. Letting go absolutely is hard, especially for addicts who value control. For me, I check in with my body on a regular basis and find I am often uptight and tense. My muscles are retracted, like a cat waiting to
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. pounce for no reason at all. Try it some time. Check in mindfully and see if your muscles are tense or relaxed. You might be surprised. I found it frightening to let go absolutely, starting with my physical form. This is why many in recovery love yoga, the union of mind with the body.
Often times, our brain is disconnected, stopping at our throats, not going beyond. The other word that causes many women trouble is “him.” In the 12-step literature, written by men, the words “he,” “his: and “him” are always in sight. It is very politically incorrect in this day and age. It took me a while to
determine which was more important to me — freedom from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body or fixation on a personal noun. This reaction to the gender word is often merely my addiction speaking to me. It finds any excuse to keep me out of the rooms. God or good orderly direction or group of drunks works well if we can use our imagination. Just think of how the idea of the internet would be viewed in the 1800s. Imagine telling people back then that I would be able to talk to you via video while you live hundreds of miles away or that I could use a small pocket device to make calls. We are quite arrogant in thinking we know it all. Everything on the planet
is comprised of atoms and molecules, including us. Our thoughts are merely chemicals, protons floating within. Energy, positive and negative charges, cannot be destroyed; it merely changes forms. Even leaves that fall to the ground decompose into nutrients, bringing new life for the plants that follow. Try as we may, we can never disintegrate the body, even in acid, as the chemical components are locked in the liquid. Thus the thought of God translates into energy, neurochemicals, atoms and protons locked in our head, which, when we breathe, go out into space. The air I breathe is connected to you. When people speak in the rooms, their words enter my ear, becoming chemicals inside my brain.
I become you. This is step three, seemingly easy. But try it — you will find it difficult. All that is required is a decision. There is no need to join a religious group. Every morning, ask the universe to help guide you in good — good orderly direction. Every night ,say thank you if all has gone well. Rinse and Repeat. So easy, you see. Thank you for the emails as they keep me motivated. Liberty Ranch in Kentucky has written me. Kamloops this Week reaches the American states. Liberty is evidencebased and in its search of articles, the staff found Ask an Addict. I am humbled by their enthusiastic response and will write more about them later.
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Bakery accelerates into opening with VK help Christian Andrews and Brynn Hill opened Brynn’s Bakery on March 30, 2021. The bakery is located at 424 Victoria St. in downtown Kamloops.
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The newest bakery in town is the latest business to open its doors with the help of Venture Kamloops’ VK Accelerate Program. Christian Andrews and Brynn Hill opened the doors to Brynn’s Bakery on March 30. The bakery, which offers bread, drinks and artisan sweet and savoury treats is downtown at 424 Victoria St. After two successful seasons at the Kamloops Farmer’s Market, Andrews and Hill decided to upgrade to a brick and mortar bakery café, which is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but are flexible and open to feedback from the community as they determine their hours moving forward. With a seasonally rotating menu, the menu will focus on high-quality ingredients from local sources. COVID protocols will allow for 14 guests in the bakery at a time and all items will be served in single-use containers, as per Interior Health’s request. “I think it’s so cool,” Hill said. “How many of his classmates can say
they opened up a business fresh out of business school — and during a pandemic?” The bakery is across from the Kamloops Library, in space formerly occupied by Advantage Travelwise. After selling their creations at the farmers’ market, Andrews and Hill
approached Venture Kamloops — the city’s economic-development arm — to discuss the VK Accelerate Program. The program assists entrepreneurs who are ready to expand to their first bricks and mortar space by providing mentorship opportunities and business coaching with business
leaders within the region. Successful applicants get access to pre-approved financing, customized leasing agreements, marketing assistance and business integration support. “It is always exciting when months of preparation and planning lead to the opening of a new business”, said Nicole Bruce, Venture Kamloops]’ economic development manager. “Opening a new business amidst a global pandemic and complying with ever-changing restrictions, however, is something that should most definitely be celebrated.” Brynn’s Bakery is the fifth business to complete the VK Accelerate Program and open a business in Kamloops. “I have been so pleased over the past year to see how our business partners have continued to pivot, evolve and find ways to not only foster their businesses but continue to aid those within our unique program as well,” Bruce said.
The Keep Kamloops campaign aims to provide a boost to culture, recreation and heritage organizations by publicizing their importance and by encouraging people to donate and participate. We want to “Keep Kamloops” active, creative, and engaged by supporting the organizations that do just that. Our vision is to foster a community that is resilient and supported through COVID-19 by residents who value the contributions that arts, culture, and recreation make to their quality of life and the livability of our community. THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ORGANIZATION
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utism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a broad range of conditions that include challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication. April is World Autism Month. Did you know that one out of every 56 B.C. children ages 0 to 18 has been diagnosed with autism? Here in Kamloops, the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism provides educational, therapeutic, life skills & family support services for children, youth and adults with ASD. With the support of parents and caregivers, they work
to empower each individual to achieve their social, emotional, academic and vocational goals. The Centre directly serves 50-60 individuals per year between its day program, extended autism program, summer program and adult program. Programs include music therapy, speech and language, academics, life skills, sensory and motor skills, and more. The COVID-19 pandemic has had dramatic effects on the Chris Rose Centre. Children were no longer able to share therapeutic art materials and had travel separately for outings. Costs of materials, mileage and
insurance increased as a result. The Centre tried delivering services by Zoom, but the format proved to be challenging for some. “The Chris Rose Centre for Autism Therapy literally changes a child’s life. They’ve made my nonverbal son feel safe and cared for among his own peers, in a loving, caring, consistent environment. They’ve also been able to offer him an education relevant to his individual needs.” – Tammy Chabot
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services onsite. Though they can’t do all the activities they used to, safety, mental health and well-being remain the focus. Many of the children are not able to go into stores or public areas, so being able to attend the Centre gives their parents needed time to get caught up on household and work duties. The Centre has worked hard to help young ones understand the changes that the world is going through, and to find ways to help regulate their emotional states. The Centre’s fundraising activities have also been greatly affected by
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Share It Forward with Save-On ONGOING While the 2021 CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge event will not be held due to the pandemic, organizers are hoping a sea of runners and walkers can gather for Boogie in 2022. An online fundraising campaign has been launched, despite the postponement for a second year. To donate, go online to gofundme.com and search “Friends of Boogie.” Boogie and RunClub founder Jo Berry is urging participants to continue training on their own as it is more important than ever to pay attention to health, in body and mind. The annual event, which sees participants run and walk various distances, has raised more than $1 million for charity since its inception more than two decades ago. APRIL 9 TO APRIL 11 The inaugural Chris Rose Online Art Auction benefitting the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism is right around the corner. Due to pandemic-related gathering limits, the centre is going online with this fundraiser, with the auction taking place from Friday, April 9, at 4 p.m. to Sunday, April 11, at noon. April is World Autism Awareness Month. For more information and to view the auction, go online to chrisrosecentre.org/ Art. The Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism has been in operation since September 1989 and, during the past three decades, has helped hundreds of families in the Kamloops area supporting children with autism spectrum disorder.
Register as an organ donor this month A 25-year-old Victoria man is urging British Columbians to register as organ donors this month. After battling cystic fibrosis for all of his young life, Matt Schlatter received a new set of lungs from a generous organ donor in 2019. This gift of life allowed him to fulfill his dream of being a paramedic and he now lives a full active life. “Without the generous gift of an organ donor, I would not be here today,” Schlatter said. “All of the things I didn’t have the energy or health to do before my transplant, I’m now able to accomplish and more. We don’t need our organs once we pass away, so
why not give them to someone who does? All it takes is two minutes to register as a donor, with the potential to change the lives of people waiting.” April is organ donation awareness month, when people across Canada are encouraged to learn about organ donation, register as an organ donor and make their wishes known to family and friends. Rick and Noreen Woodford experienced firsthand the value of knowing their loved one’s wishes on organ donation. Their 34-year-old son, Matthew (Mattie), donated four life-saving organs when he died in a
house fire in 2018. They were not surprised that Mattie had registered as a donor the day after his 18th birthday, as it reflected his kind and generous spirit. They call his gift of life a “bit of light” at a very dark time, and were so proud of his decision. “We have not had one second of regret for honouring Mattie’s wishes,” Noreen said. “If you are in the unfortunate position that you can donate your organs, make it easier on your family by registering and telling them your wishes.” On April 7, the Woodfords and thousands of others will participate in Green Shirt Day. The day honours the legacy of Logan Boulet, one
of the young hockey players killed in the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018. Logan was a registered donor and donated his organs so that six lives could live on. His selfless act inspired tens of thousands of Canadians to register as organ donors in the days following his donation. British Columbians are encouraged to take action and register their own decision about organ donation this April and share their wishes with family. Go online to taketwominutes.ca. Registering as an organ donor offers hope to the almost 700 people waiting for an organ transplant in B.C.
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elcome to the weekly Kamloops Art Page. With the COVID19 pandemic upending society — socially and economically and dominating news for the foreseeable future — we understand pandemic fatigue can set in for even the most ardent followers of current events. While continuing to cover all pandemic and non-pandemic-related news, KTW has also worked hard at featuring positive stories from the crisis, tales that capture the essence of humanity, be it volunteers sewing thousands of masks for 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. Our goal is to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions relating to this page.
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The North Kamloops Library is showcasing plenty of artwork, including these creations by students of Ms. Shantz’s Grade 6 class at the Brocklehurst’s Parkcrest elementary.
This 20-inch-by-11-inch watercolour creation was among the artwork featured at the recent Art Exposed exhibit at The Old Courthouse Gallery.
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hen I introduce myself as Orthodox, I am often asked the same question: “Orthodox what? Orthodox Jew?” Time and again, I find myself explaining that “Orthodox” means “Eastern Orthodox” and refers to the second-largest body of Christians in the world, most of whom live in the lands of Russia, Eastern Europe, Greece and the Balkan states, the Middle East, Ethiopia, Egypt and parts of India. But what is Eastern Orthodoxy? The answer is to a large extent a historical matter. So, pardon me if I indulge in a little storytelling from the past. It’s my feeling that a great many who do not know about the Orthodox Church are in such a position because they have heard only the story of Christianity from particular standpoints. One version of the story goes like this: Once upon a time, a small band of fisherman went around the Roman Empire telling people that a man named
V. Rev. Richard René is the priestin-charge of St. Nicholas Orthodox Mission (orthodoxkamloops.ca), an English-language Eastern Orthodox Church for the Kamloops community.
Jesus was the Son of God, that he had lived and taught, been crucified and raised from the dead and had ascended into heaven, and that he would one day return to judge the world. Until then, everyone needed to confess Jesus as Lord, be baptized and live a godly life. Before they died or were martyred for their faith by the hostile authorities, these apostles (literally, “ones who are sent”) man-
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aged to convert a small group of Christians who met in the catacombs of Rome, where they sang songs and remembered Jesus’ sacrifice with bread and wine (or was it grape juice?). Unfortunately, this generation also suffered at the hands of a hostile pagan establishment, being crucified, thrown to the lions and horribly tortured. Then, for some reason, the Emperor Constantine decided to convert to Christianity, legalizing the faith overnight and later making it the official religion, in the hopes that adherence to the true faith would save his crumbling empire. But it was too late. Weakened and corrupted by its decadent leaders, Rome fell to barbarians from the north, who overran western Europe and kicked off the Dark Ages. According to some, Christianity also entered a moral Dark Age at this point. The Church became a mere institution, with a despotic pope at its head. Corruption flourished, only coming to an end when Martin Luther, Calvin, Zwingli and others started the Protestant Reformation. Free from the tyranny of the Catholic Church, with its dead works, indulgences and idolatries, Christians were once again free to read the Bible and to
rediscover in its pages a genuine and personal faith in Jesus Christ, much like those early believers. That’s one version, anyway. From another point of view, the Roman Catholic Church actually sustained the cultural and religious life of Europe through its Dark Ages, offering a beacon of learning and faith that led to the Renaissance in the 16th century, when Michelangelo, Leonardo and the rest of those geniuses got to work. And in all of this, the papacy maintained a living link to the chief apostle, Peter, to whom Christ gave responsibility for the Church until he returned. Yes, there were good popes and bad popes over the years, but the institution itself (the “rock” of Peter’s throne) remained a continuing testimony that the Church has endured and preserved the faith intact throughout the centuries. These Protestant and Catholic versions of history are so brief and simplistic as to be almost offensive, but the reality is these stories are all that most people will ever know of the life of Christianity through the centuries. In an age when religious pluralism lies at the centre of so many of our cultural and social conflicts, isn’t it time we
educated ourselves a little more thoroughly? For that reason, I am going to attempt to retell the above story, in a little more detail and from a slightly different standpoint, in the hopes of adding a few more dimensions to our collective current knowledge of Christianity. Along the way, you may learn some rather surprising facts. For instance, were you aware that writings exist documenting Christian worship practices from as early as 70 A.D., barely one generation after the disciples of Christ? That the Roman Empire did not actually end in the fourth century, but continued and flourished uninterrupted in the East for more than 1,100 years? Did you know that Rome was not the centre of the faith, but that there were five ancient centres, each of which still contribute to the richness of Christianity? Concerning those and other tidbits, a lot more next time.
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f only the pandemic took notes from Billy Miner. This Kamloops robbery has been anything but botched. Fans are bilked every time blossoming dynamo Logan Stankoven does something special, stripped of moments promised since his hometown club nabbed him fifth overall in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound Blazers’ forward is backing up confident talk of plans to catapult up NHL draft boards. He is off to a torrid start in his truncated 17-year-old season, with five goals and eight points in four games, including the game-winner in three of those contests. He is blowing up right in front of our eyes on oft-choppy-and-buffering computer screens. There are no roars, except for his after those gamewinning goals. There are no butts in seats and no sold-out barns. Blazers’ majority owner Tom Gaglardi is watching great drafting materialize and money fly away. Fan larceny began last March when the 2019-2020 WHL season was scuttled amid the COVID-19 crisis, with the playoffs inching closer and a deep run well within
Logan Stankoven celebrates a game-winning goal on March 27 at Sandman Centre. He has played four games this season and scored the deciding goal in three of them. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW
the realm of possibility. Stankoven, a right-shot centre, finished the campaign with 48 points in 59 games — tallying 18 goals in 30 games after the Christmas break — and was named Western Conference rookie of the year. How dominant would he have been in the post-season? Could he have helped push the B.C. Division champions to a WHL title? We will never know.
Blazers’ head coach Shaun Clouston marvelled at Stankoven’s overtime winner on Saturday in Kelowna, an end-toend foray that lifted the Blazers to a 4-3 victory over the Victoria Royals. “What did he improve on? Look at that goal,” Clouston said. “His acceleration up the ice was great. He just sprinted up the ice and then he turned and cut back, so just that agility and that quickness. He rounded the
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top of the corner and showed some good deception. He comes out of that pile, because of the fake drop, kind of open and he buries it top shelf. And yet it is too bad the fans, home and away, aren’t able to see that.” Stankoven said gaining speed was his No. 1 focus in the extended off-season. “I’m not the biggest guy,” he said. “If you can’t skate, it’s tough to produce and contribute to the team. It’s really paid
off so far. If that was in front of fans, it would have been a pretty crazy ending and it would have been pretty loud in the building. Either way, no fans or with fans, I’d still be pretty fired up and excited. Goal scoring never gets old for me.” Improved speed is noticeable, but Clouston said Stankoven’s game has taken strides in all aspects. See STANKOVEN, A35
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Sandra Blair of Kamloops is the first athlete to enter the TRU Athletics Hall of Fame, which was unveiled in March. Blair, who was Sandra Redford during her post-secondary athletics days, competed for the University College of the Cariboo Sun Demons from 1996 to 2000 in both women’s basketball and soccer. In her final season, she led the basketball league in rebounding and was sixth in scoring, and was tied for first in scoring in soccer. Blair was a first-team all-star in both soccer and basketball, a
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accepted invitations for the 2021 event, which was to be the 47th KIBT, have been advised of the cancellation. “The teams couldn’t be more understanding,” Harper said. “They’ve been so good to us over the years and they feel the same frustration as we do, but they also know the decision was made for the right reasons. “We hope we can welcome everyone to the ballpark in 2022, when we as a city are back on steady ground and the pandemic is over.”
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provincial and national soccer all-star and a national basketball all-star. She led her soccer team to provincial and national gold medals and her basketball team to a provincial gold medal and fourth-place finish at nationals. Blair was an Academic AllCanadian and was awarded three straight UCC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards. The Hall of Fame wall is located near the WolfPack office inside the Tournament Capital Centre and will also be hosted online at gowolfpack.ca, with biographies
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Riley Nash of Kamloops suffered a sprained knee on Sunday while playing for his Columbus Blue Jackets against the Florida Panthers and is expected to be out of the lineup for four to six weeks. The 31-year-old forward, a third- or fourthline checking centre who takes faceoffs and kills penalties, is in the final year of his contract with the Blue Jackets and was subject to rumours ahead of the
Monday, April 12, NHL trade deadline. Nash has two goals and seven points through 37 games this campaign and is likely to enter the off-season as an unrestricted free agent. He may have played his last game for the Blue Jackets, who are not likely to qualify for the post-season.
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“The guys who are able to improve that much, they believe in themselves,” Clouston said. “It’s hard to put in that much work for that long if you don’t believe in yourself. He believes in himself. He’s not happy to have a good shot. He wants a great shot. Or maybe he’s got a great shot and he wants the best shot.” Why couldn’t the pandemic take its lead from a kitchen knife-wielding imbecile who failed in a bid to pinch ice cream bars from a downtown Kamloops business last week? The Tournament Capital pilfering continues next week — Team Canada is scooping Stankoven for the remainder of the WHL season. He will begin self-isolating on Monday, April 12, prior to travelling south for the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 World
Championship, which will run from April 26 to May 6 near Dallas, Tex. “There was a little bit of pressure at the beginning of the season, finding out we only have 24 games to showcase ourselves,” said Stankoven, who is not satisfied with a “B” rating in the most recent NHL Central Scouting rankings. “Now with being invited to the U18s. I only have a few more games left before I start my quarantine. I realized I can’t take a night off or a game off. I only have a short stint
of games to showcase myself and show the scouts and the people watching my skills and what I’m made of. One bad night could change a lot.” The ultra-determined local son can be seen toiling for his Blazers on Friday online at watch.chl.ca, a 7 p.m. start against the Victoria Royals (0-3-1-0). You cannot be there, but play-by-play man Jon Keen will bring you into Sandman Centre on Radio NL. Perhaps the pandemic will take notes on the infamous train robber’s demise. Miner died on a prison farm after drinking contaminated water. Liquid concoctions may place the virus in peril. “What we can hope for is, come next September or October, we get back to normal, or closer to normal,” Clouston said. “To have a goal like that scored … his effort and enthusiasm is so obvious. He draws the spectators’ attention. It is unfortunate
we’re not able to see that in person.” MINER STONES BLAZERS Vancouver Giants’ goaltender Trent Miner was not going to be beat on anything less than great on Monday at Sandman Centre. He posted a 30-save shutout in a 4-0 victory over the Blazers, who did not come close to great in their first defeat of the truncated WHL campaign. Miner has not allowed a goal in three games this season. Zack Ostapchuk, Justin Sourdif, Justin Lies and Adam Hall tallied goals for the Giants. Vancouver and Kamloops sit tied atop B.C. Division standings with matching 4-1 records. Blazers’ netminder Dylan Garand allowed four goals on 28 shots in his first defeat of the season.
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It was bachelor week in the MacDonald house with my wife away. It led to relatively unhealthy lifestyle choices for the men of the house: cat, dog and human. The cat devoured mice, the dog gorged on peanut butter and the human made nightly popcorn and ice cream a key part of a balanced diet. I played tennis twice, getting the benefit of beautiful outdoor exercise in a week during which we were all restricted from indoor activity. The downside of the tennis is that there is something in the lateral movement or compression that has been hard on my knees, so my running has been truncated. There were a few tentative trots on the treadmill and a beach run with the dog, but I am feeling distant from my compadres in the RunClub. I am looking forward to a 12K run this week. As my business at Western Canada Theatre also relies on the gathering of people, I empathize with our wonderful Kamloops restaurants and pubs as they face an uncertain few weeks ahead. I’ve been supporting our locals with takeout and delightful al fresco experiences on patios. I read about how living through the pandemic is like running a race and that, paradoxically, the hardest time of the race is when the finish line comes into sight. That for some reason our feeling of not being able to accomplish the goal increases even as the prospect becomes most realistic, leading to increased anxiety and frustration. The RunClub philosophy overcomes these feelings of self-doubt by emphasizing that we’re all in it together and that no person will be left behind. That the goal doesn’t need to be the fastest time and that there are many ways to run (or walk) a race. Maybe we can all take that lesson about the pandemic. It may not be a sprint across the line, but we’ll get there. Soon.
While running along the Westsyde dike, I thought about how running is kind of like emergency management, but for your life. That may sound weird, but hear me out. I’ve been in this line of work for more than a decade and I have seen first-hand how communities mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster events. RunClub is the mitigation and preparedness to help me respond to and recover from not only the upcoming Boogie race, but also the emotional, physical and mental twists and turns life throws at me. In emergency management, efforts made in advance (such as building dikes, putting together 72-hour kits, exercising emergency plans ,etc.) all influence how communities experience emergencies. Showing up to RunClub weekly is the mitigation and preparedness to help me build the physical and emotional fitness required to mindfully respond to moments of stress in my personal and professional life — and then recover a sense of peace, joy and well-being. On our most recent run, our coaches talked about how moving our bodies is a gateway to emotional and mental fitness (hello happiness endorphins!). In the RunClub hub, Jo Berry defined mental fitness at RunClub as “not about stopping emotions, but rather about increasing our self-awareness and committing to creating a life based on a culture of compassion.” The emergency events will come, the emotions will come, the race will come — but it is how we mitigate risks, prepare ourselves, respond compassionately and then take time to recover that makes all the difference.
We are now in Week 5 and I cannot believe how quickly it’s going. I guess it’s true what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun, and RunClub is a blast. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the experience. I’ve come to learn that RunClub is way more than a fitness group — it’s a community and a place for self growth. Not only have I grown more in fitness, I’ve learned about myself, too. In RunClub, we also focus on emotional fitness, where you work on your mental health and challenge yourself to overcome aspects of negativity in your life. For example, this week is working on starving your negative thinking. “We are all human, having a human experience. Our minds naturally like to sit happily in our negative patterns and, when we watch that sneaky mind, we start to notice and take control of it, rather than it controlling us.” That’s an excerpt from the emotional fitness from this week and, for me, it really resonates. After a year of living amid this pandemic, I hadn’t quite realized I was struggling in my mental health and RunClub has become a bit of a grounding rock for me, for which I’m thankful. In just five weeks, RunClub has given me a community, a goal for my fitness and a better understanding of my mental health and how to have more selfcompassion, compassion for others and self-forgiveness. One saying that RunClub uses is, some days are going to be rock days and some will be rock star days out there. This applies to running, walking and life. We all have them all, so be gentle with yourself (mentally and physically). Keep moving.
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Boogie Strong in 2021 On Easter Monday, Boogie race director Karen Henning and I were in Riverside Park, putting down a Boogie route by foot. The sun was shining, people were smiling and our Boogie love was being enacted. This year feels nostalgic and retro. As we walked the route, we remembered the early years, when there was no professional timing, staging, signage, traffic control, etc. On this sunny Monday, it was just the two of us creating a 5K route to keep Boogie alive in the community. It sounds simple, but it’s a difficult task. There are many extra layers, with COVID-19 protocols, very limited participation and creation of a route where people can be physically distanced. On top of it, our entire team has been creating the virtual 8 Days Boogie for the community. Our Boogie team shares a big heart and a deep commitment to keeping Boogie alive. This is where you come in, Kamloops. There is one big goal we need to hit this year, in order to make next year a possibility, and that is to have your support this year . Our hearts are sharing (in a most vulnerable way) by asking you to stand strong alongside your signature event and support Boogie 2021. By doing so, we can all be together again in 2022. Boogie is community and connection. HELP KEEP BOOGIE ALIVE A campaign to raise money to help bring Boogie back to the streets in 2022 is online at gofundme.com. If you can help, go to that website and search “Friends of Boogie.”
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The Canadian flag in Riverside Park rustles in the considerable Kamloops spring breeze . The past couple of weeks have been very windy, with Mother Nature teasing us with hints of summer and reminders of winter. The forecast through the weekend calls for more of the same — some sun, some clouds, some showers and some flurries. DAVE EAGLES/KTW
Shipping is worse than aviation for the planet
ost cargo ships burn bunker and it’s so polluting that Ever Given, the massive cargo ship that recently clogged up the Suez Canal, produces as much pollution per day as 50-million cars driven the average daily distance. “We’re waiting on food goods like coconut milk and syrups, some spare parts for motors, we’ve got some fork lift trucks, some Amazon goods on there, all sorts,” said Steve Parks of Seaport Freight Services in England, who is awaiting 20 of the 18,300 containers aboard the recently freed Ever Given cargo ship. Which of those things cannot be sourced from somewhere closer than Asia? Oh, all right. Coconut trees don’t grow in Europe, where Ever Given is bound. But at least 80 per cent of the cargo on that gigantic container ship and the 370 vessels that were backed up behind it (of which a third are container ships and car carriers) didn’t really need to be moved halfway around the world. The stuff could be made a lot closer to where it is wanted. In fact, that used to be how things
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WATCH worked. Now that the delinquent megaship has finally been freed from the bottom, normal service will resume and 50-odd ships, bearing one-eighth of all the world’s international trade, will once again pass through the Suez Canal each day. Egypt will doubtless reconsider its decision to leave the southern third of the canal single-lane and everybody will live happily ever after. Well, no. Putting huge amounts of dispensable, lowvalue stuff on massive container ships only makes sense to accountants. The life cycle of most of the goods the container ships carry is to be dug out of a hole in the
ground, turned into consumer goods, shipped halfway around the world and, eventually, buried in another hole in the ground. The sole justification for this most extreme manifestation of globalization is that the wage rates are lower on one side of the world than on the other. But it’s murder on the crews, mostly poor people from poor countries who aren’t even allowed ashore when the ships stop briefly in ports. And it’s hell on the environment because almost all these ships are burning bunker oil. Bunker (heavy fuel) oil is the tar-like residue that remains at the end of the process of distilling and cracking petroleum after the lighter hydrocarbons like gasoline and diesel have been removed. Most cargo ships burn bunker and it’s so polluting that Ever Given, steaming along alone, produces as much pollution per day as 50-million cars driven the average daily distance. A more relevant comparison, perhaps, is between the shipping and aviation industries. Each accounts for about three per cent of total emissions of human origin, they are both growing fast and they are both very hard nuts to crack.
Their shared basic problem is that you can’t easily electrify ships and planes. Electricity produced from nice, clean sources like solar or wind or hydro is little help because of the deplorable lack of very long extension cables — and batteries are too heavy for planes and not long-lasting enough for ships that spend weeks at sea. That is why both seaborne trade and commercial aviation were excluded from the start from the emissions quotas for which countries have signed up. Instead, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) were given the job of reducing the emissions of their own industries — with exactly the results you would expect. The IMO promised an actual reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from shipping for the first time in 2018: a 50 per cent cut by 2050. Not net-zero emissions by 2050, as 110 countries have pledged, but just half that. It’s a start — or it would be, except that the IMO is not going to start enforcing emissions reductions at all until 2029 or 2030. There are two ways to limit
the damage from marine fuel emissions. One is to burn low sulphur bunker (an extra $15 to $20 per metric ton), which cuts harmful sulphur dioxide emissions but doesn’t lower CO2. But what most ships do is burn the cheapest bunker oil, install open-loop scrubbers to bring the emissions down to 0.5 per cent sulphur instead of 3.5 per cent and dump the excess sulphur into the ocean. The one way to cut maritime carbon dioxide emissions fast is to lower the speed of the ships: reducing a large ship’s speed by 10 per cent cuts its CO2 emissions by 27 per cent. But the best measure of all, until a new generation of winddriven cargo ships matures, is to cut the sheer volume of trinkets travelling by sea. You can still have your cheap garden furniture, brand-name sneakers and plastic Easter eggs if you want, but make them closer to home and pay a little more. And put at least as much pressure on the world’s shipping industry for emissions cuts as popular opinion is already exerting on the aviation industry. Gwynne Dyer’s latest book is Growing Pains: The Future of Democracy (and Work).
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602 - 975 Victoria Street - Outstanding north west views await you at this top floor corner condo in Mission Hill. Conveniently situated on the Summit connector in South Kamloops. This one-owner unit features 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, stainless kitchen appliances & washer/dryer. Pets & rentals allowed with restrictions. Move in ready with quick possession. $409,800
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18 - 1555 Summit Drive - The Wedgewoods a 20 townhome complex centrally located in Sahali, close to shopping, schools, university & highway access. Situated on the edge of Peterson Creek nature park. This end unit 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home with some recent reno’s is move-in ready with quick possession. No rentals, pets with restrictions.
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
2504 Sunset Drive - Unique opportunity, this ranch style home of 1,703 sf is on a C4 zoned lot in East Valleyview. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, double garage + storage shed and ample parking on the fully fenced yard. $569,900
720 Sequoia Place - Spectacular 180 north, east & west views to be enjoyed from this well-maintained & updated home located in upper South Kamloops. This custom built home has a unique layout and many interesting features. The bright open concept of the main living area along with the generous window package is sure to please. Easy care yard with underground sprinklers, double garage & multiple decks for outdoor enjoyment. $885,000
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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11-6000 Valley Drive - What a wonderful opportunity to purchase a one-owner townhome in the heart of Sun Peaks Village. Morrisey & Orient Express lifts out your door and village square a 10 minute walk. This 2 storey townhouse has 1,052 sf of living space with 2 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Purchase price includes furniture and household items. Strata $476/mth, taxes $2,960/yr. Outdoor recreation right out your door, now that’s living! $799,800
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LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
APRIL 7 - APRIL 14, 2021 - Sept 23/Oct 23
Avoid any drama or chaos that may surround you this week, Libra. Others may seem on edge, but you can remain calm. Quarantine yourself at home and the storm will blow over.
Obstacles at work or home interfere with your ability to work efficiently, Leo. Even though tasks may take you a little longer, don’t throw in the towel just yet.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
- Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, even though a few setbacks come your way, your financial situation still looks very promising this week. Figure out how to capitalize on this favourable position.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
Virgo, do your best to lighten the atmosphere around the house this week. Encourage others to kick up their heels and keep the focus on fun and fun alone.
You are usually laid back and calm, Sagittarius. However, when something goes against your beliefs this week you are ready to stand up for morals or concerns.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 This may not be a good week to travel, Capricorn. Look over your itinerary again and try to reconfigure them so you can travel later on instead.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, trust your gut instinct about big financial moves regardless of any advice you’re getting from others. You’ll likely see that now isn’t the time for spending.
- Feb 19/Mar 20
A bumpy start to the week that has you questioning several choices will smooth out, Pisces. The weekend will be very productive.
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Announcements . . 001-099 Employment . . . . . . 100-165 Service Guide. . . . . 170-399 Pets/Farm. . . . . . . . 450-499 For Sale/Wanted . 500-599 Real Estate. . . . . . . 600-699 Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . 700-799 Automotive. . . . . . . . 800-915 Legal Notices . . . .920-1000
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No Businesses, Based on 3 lines Merchandise, vehicles, trailers, RV’s, boats, ATV’s, furniture, etc. $ 3500 Tax not included Some restrictions apply
Tax not included
Art & Collectibles
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BUYING & SELLING: Vintage & mid-century metal, teak, wood furniture; original signed paintings, prints; antique paper items, local history ephemera; BC pottery, ceramics. 4th Meridian Art & Vintage, 104 1475 Fairview, Penticton. Leanne@4thmeridian.ca
8ft Antique Couch $900. Couch & matching chairs $200. 250-374-1541.
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Solid oval oak table w/6side chairs, 2 arms chairs, buffet. $5,000. Exec desk dark finish $200. Teak corner cabinet $100. Treadmill $450, Custom oak cabinet $200. 250-851-7687.
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“DOZING LYNX” Robert Bateman 30 3/4”h x 43 1/2W Forest Green mat & dark green frame $250. 250-578-7776 “DOZING LYNX” Robert Bateman 30 3/4”h x 43 1/2W Forest Green mat & dark green frame $250. 250-578-7776 “Power of One” Magnificent creation by John Banovich 43”hx50”wide brown wooden frame. $500 Firm 250-578-7776 “Power of One” Magnificent creation by John Banovich 43”hx50”wide facebook.com/brown wooden frame. $500 Firm kamloopsthisweek 250-578-7776
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Looking For Love? Try your luck with 1x1 boxed ad $35 plus tax for 2 weeks. Price includes box number. Call 250-371-4949 to place your ad and for more details.
Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?
Call our Classiﬁed Department for details! 250-371-4949 Eagle coffee tables $100, JVC 3 piece stereo set $300 & speakers, sewing machine $50, beige rugs $100, recliner $75. 250374-8285. Fuel tanks - 1-300 gal and 2-100gal on stands. $300. 250-672-9712 or 250-819-9712. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000/obo 250-3766607.
Male would like to meet male for fun evenings. Please reply to Box 1474, Kamloops This Week, 1365B Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 5P6
Pressure washer $175. Battery charger $150. 48” table saw. $200. Angle grinder $125. 250-3748285.
Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650.
Wrought iron beds $300/each. High chair $30. Cedar Hope Chest $400. Rocking chair $150. Oak dresser with mirror $475. 250-3728177.
Sofa bed makes into double bed. Gold in colour. $250. 250-550-1599.
Plants / Shrubs / Trees Major Tress Colorado Blue & Green Spruce Digging 1st wk of April. Trees are in 42” - B&B 12’ + wide bottom branch spread. 12-16’ + height. $250-$550. To view call 250-819-9712 or McLure Nursery 250-672-9712. Will hold until June. Scotch Pine trees smaller ponderosa in pots 2ft (50) $15 each obo 250376-6607
Pets Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act. Border Collie cross. 8 months old. Good with animals and children. $1,000/obo. 403-3919456.
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KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462
Garage Sales WESTSYDE Ruff Start rescue garage sale. All funds to save dogs. Sunday, April 11th. 9am-3pm. 3261 Westsyde Rd. Indoor/Outdoor. Covid Safe.
IT’S GARAGE SALE TIME Call and ask us about our GARAGE SALE SPECIAL ONLY $12.50 FOR 3 LINES (Plus Tax) ($1 per additional line)
Garage Sale deadline is Tuesday 10 am for Wednesday Paper
Only 1 issue a week!
Call 250-374-0462 for a route near you!
Apartments / Condos for Rent Logan Lake bachelor suites 30mins to hospital. $600/mo. includes internet, hydro, partially furnished. Gord 250-5239433.
Commercial COMMERCIAL SPACE for Lease Approximately 900 Sq. Ft., on High Traffic North Kamloops road. Premises are bright and attractive with good On-Street parking. Call 250-3769152 for more information.
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No Businesses, Based on 3 lines Houses, condos, duplexes, suites, etc. (3 months max) $ 5300 Add an extra line to your ad for $10 Scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule. Tax not included. Some restrictions apply
For Sale by Owner
For Sale by Owner
RESORT FOR SALE 2.6 ac. 1/2 hr. to Kamloops 42 Long Term Suites. 130 Seat Bar & Grill Food Truck. School next door. Doctor, Golf Course, Ice Arena.
$1250 - 3 lines or less BONUS (pick up only): • 2 large Garage Sale Signs • Instructions
Based on 3 lines 1 Issue.. . . . . . . $1638
Tax not included
Tax not included
BRICKS, BLOCKS, PAVERS, SIDEWALKS + PRUNING
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250-374-0916 Grazing / Pasture for Lease
100+ acres fenced and cross-fenced on the river at McLure. Will support 30 cows/calf pairs. July 1st to November 1st. Call Bob 250-819-9712 or 250-672-9712.
Houses For Rent Furn Home WestEnd Corporate/Crew 4bd, den nsp near RIH $3700. 250214-0909.
Apartments / Condos - For Sale 1bdrm apt 55+ in a secure bldg close to Northills Mall, second floor with storage on same floor. 5appl’s. 250-3769378 or 250-554-0033.
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WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021
SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR
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No Job Too Small. Friendly Service. 15 years exp. Guaranteed. References.
DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES
2002 Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider. Dual Exhaust, windshield, backrest. 86,500kms. $7,500. 250-318-2428.
Domestic Cars RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00 (plus Tax) (250) 371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details
Sports & Imports
Landscaping PETER’S YARD SERVICE Time to trim Cedar Hedges Tree pruning or removal Yard clean-up, Landscaping Licensed & Certiﬁed 250-572-0753
Lawn & Garden Reliable Gardener. 30 yrs experience. Cleanups & pruning. Call 250312-3986.
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RVs / Campers / Trailers 2000 Adventurer Camper 8ft. New HWT, pump, battery, solar panel, skylight. $12,500. 250-299-9076. 2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 HD. w/1994 11ft. camper. $14,500/both. 778-2207372.
Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, motorcycle, ATV or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)
*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).
10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops
HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. April 24th and 25th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L April 8th and 9th evenings. P r o f e s s i o n a l outdoorsman and Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970
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1990 Jaguar Red. leather, 4-door, A/C, Power everything. 142,597kms, $2200.00 250-851-0209. 2007 Nissan Versa S. 4dr hatchback, auto. Runs well. 257,000kms. $2,350. 250-819-5526.
Sports Utilities & 4x4’s
2018 Hyundai Tucson AWD. Fully loaded. Back up camera, BMS, heated seats etc. 15,000kms. Warranty. $25,000/obo. 250-571-9594
Trucks / Heavy, Commercial
2012 Fuso Canter FE160. 6spd auto. Diesel. Big box 8x18 extra high with skylight. 2000lb power tailgate, S&M tires, A/C and CD. 189,000kms. $29,750/obo. 250-376-6607.
Vans 1997 Ext GMC Savana 3500. Work ready service van and tools avail. $9,500. 236-565-4767.
Classes & Courses
Rims RS5 Audi winter studded snow tires and wheels over 90% tread . 285/30R20 $1700.00 Call 250 319-8784
Legal / Public Notices
Notice of Woodlot License Plan
Renovations, Painting, Flooring, Drywall, Bathrooms, Electrical (Red Seal) & more
Handyman for hire. One call for all your handyman needs. Carpentry, drywall, painting, renovations and more Free Estimates. Blaine 250-8516055.
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4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $590 Call 250-319-8784.
Call to advertise at: 250-371-4949
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Take notice that a Woodlot License Plan (WLP) has been prepared for Woodlot 1603, located north of Pinantan Lake. This Woodlot Licence Plan is a replacement of a previously approved plan. This plan outlines the results and strategies the Woodlot Licensee will follow to meet objectives set by Government. A draft of this plan is available for public review and written comment. A review can be arranged by making appointment with Wes Bieber, R.P.F. at the ofﬁce of Longfellows Natural Resource Management Solutions Inc. in Salmon Arm, B.C. Written comments should be submitted no later than June 4, 2021 to Longfellows Inc., 4840 16th St. NE, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 1E1. Wes can be contacted at 250-674-1199 or email@example.com.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kamloops North Shore claims a Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at 720 Halston Ave., BC, Tel: 250-376-0962. Auction is subject to cancellation at anytime without notice.
~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.
Justin Dewar Kevin Bone Riss Ingalls Kevin Bone
A sale will take place on ibid4storage.com. until Friday April 23, 2021. The auction will end at 11:00 AM, unless bidding battle begins. Room contents are personal/household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker or U-box unit.
BigSteelBox Corp at 5495 Hartway Drive, Prince George, BC. claims a PPSA Lien Against Hall, COLIN of Prince George, BC for arrears of container rent amounting to $2,392.32 plus any additional costs of storage that accrue. If not paid in full, the contents of the storage container, filled with furniture, boxes, mattresses and other miscellaneous items. Will be sold online auction via Ibid4Storage.com on April 12, 2021.
Kamloops # recruitment agency
250-374-3853 Trades Help Required immediately Journeyman Plumber and apprentice plumber for full-time. Competitive wages. 250-371-4661.
HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call! Steve 250-3207774.
MULTI MEDIA ADVERTISING CONSULTANT
Award-winning media company Kamloops This Week has an opening for an Advertising Sales Consultant for our suite of print and digital products. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, highly organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment. The candidate will lead KTW to great success in this dynamic position and have a strong drive for networking. The candidate will also work creatively with a diverse team to provide the appropriate marketing opportunities and solutions for our clients. Marketing and/or advertising background is an asset, but not required. YOU HAVE: • Strong understanding of goal-oriented sales • Passion for digital marketing • Passion to be creative • Strong, genuine customer service skills • Building strategic marketing campaigns • Brand awareness • Be able to adapt to diﬀerent types of clients • Passion to drive business and create long-term relationships
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU: • Company beneﬁts • Professional print & digital training • Competitive compensation based on previous experience Interested applicants should send or email resume to: Ray Jolicoeur, Sales Manager Kamloops This Week 1365-B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops B.C. V2C 5P6 Kamloops This Week is part of firstname.lastname@example.org the Aberdeen Publishing Group
PAPER ROUTES AVAILABLE DOWNTOWN
Rte 310 – 651-695 2nd Ave, 660-690 3rd Ave, 110-292 Columbia St, 106-321 Nicola St. – 43 p. Rte 317 – 535-649 7th Ave, 702-794 Columbia St(Even Side), 702-799 Nicola St. – 39 p. Rte 318 – 463 6th Ave, 446-490 7th Ave, 409-585 8th Ave, 604-794 Battle St. – 27 p. Rte 323 – 755-783 6th Ave, 763-804 7th Ave, 744-764 8th Ave, 603-783 Columbia St(Odd Side), 605-793 Dominion St. - 50 p. Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St, 804-987 Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St. - 64 p. Rte 327 - 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. - 38 p. Rte 331 – 984-987 9th Ave, 1125 10th Ave, 901-981 Douglas St, 902-999 Munro St, 806-990 Pleasant St. - 34 p. Rte 335 - 1175-1460 6th Ave, 1165-1185 7th Ave, Cowan St, 550-792 Munro St. – 56 p. Rte 370 – Nicola Wagon Rd, 35377 W. Seymour St. – 36 p. Rte 371 – 125-207 Connaught Rd, 451-475 Lee Rd, 7-376 W. St Paul St. – 73 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11-179 W. Nicola St. – 50 p. Rte 380 – Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 69 p. Rte 381 – 20-128 Centre Ave, Hemlock St, 605-800 Lombard St. – 42 p. Rte 382 – 114-150 Fernie Pl, Fernie Rd, 860-895 Lombard St. – 23 p. Rte 384 – 407-775 W.Battle St, 260-284 Centre Ave. – 42 p. Rte 385 – 350-390 W.Battle St, Strathcona Terr. – 29 p.
Rte 401 – 250-395, 405-425 Pemberton Terr. – 81 p. Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p. Rte 452 – 1430-1469 Springhill Dr. – 64 p. Rte 453 – 1575-1580 Springhill Dr. – 73 p. Rte 456 – Springhaven Pl, Springridge Pl, 1730-1799 Springview Pl. – 47 p. Rte 457 – 990 Gleneagles Dr, 662-698 Monarch Dr, 1810-1896 Springhill Dr, Tolima Crt. – 50 p. Rte 459 – Monarch Crt, & Pl. – 39 p. Rte 468 – 320-397 Monmouth Dr, Selwyn Rd, 303-430 Waddington Dr. – 57 p. Rte 471 - 100-293 Monmouth Dr. – 38 p. Rte 474 – Coppertree Crt, Trophy Crt. – 21 p. Rte 475 – Castle Towers Dr, Sedgewick Crt & Dr. – 47 p.
Rte 476 – Tantalus Crt, Tinniswood Crt, 2018-2095 Tremerton Dr. – 50 p. Rte 481 – Robson Lane, Whistler Crt, Dr, & Pl. – 67 p. Rte 483 - Breakenridge Crt, Cathedral Crt, Grenville Pl, 409-594 Robson Dr. – 59 p. Rte 486 – Garibaldi Dr. – 40 p. Rte 487 – 201-475,485-495 Hollyburn Dr, Panorama Crt. – 76 p. Rte 492 – 2000-2099 Monteith Dr, Sentinel Crt. – 35 p.
Rte 508 – 700-810 Hugh Allan Dr. - 49 p. Rte 512 – Ainslie Pl, Balfour Crt, Braemar Dr, MacIntyre Pl. – 69 p. Rte 513 – Braemar Way, 556-696 Laurier Dr, 2214-2296 Van Horne Dr. – 39 p. Rte 526 - 2015-2069 Van Horne Dr.-68 p Rte 527 – Hunter Pl, Huntleigh Cres. – 27 p. Rte 528 - 1115-1180 Howe Rd, & 1115-1185 Hugh Allen Dr.-47 p. Rte 537 - 1221 Hugh Allan Dr.-26 p.
PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN
Rte 580 – 1300-1466 Paciﬁc Way, Prairie Rose Dr, Rockcress Dr. – 83 p. Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 587 – Sunshine Crt, & Pl. – 51 p. Rte 588 – Davies Pl, 1680-1751 Hillside Dr, & Pl, Monterey Pl, Scott Pl. – 46 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p.
Rte 603 - Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, 1625-1648, 1652-1764 Valleyview Dr. - 40 p. Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815–1899 Valleyview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 19092003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 24402605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p. Rte 652 – 1616-1890, 1955-2212 Coldwater Dr, Coldwater Crt, 19211999 Skeena Dr.(Odd Side) – 50 p. Rte 660 – 1689-1692 Adams Ave, Babine Ave, 2391-2881(Odd Side), 2472-2578 (Even Side) Skeena Dr. – 60 p. Rte 666 – 1603-1665 Cheakamus Dr, Cheakamus Pl. – 26 p. Rte 667 – Birkenhead Dr, & Pl, 1674-1791 Cheakamus Dr, Similkameen Pl. – 61 p.
Rte 701 – Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Todd Rd. - 87 p. Rte 706 – 1078-12989 Lamar Dr, Mo-Lin Pl. - 29 p. Rte 710 - 1350-1399 Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane, 1300-1399 Todd Rd. - 43 p, Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas Dr McAuley Pl, Melrose Pl, Yarrow Pl. – 71 p. Rte 785 – 8700-8888 Badger Dr, Badger Pl, Coyote Dr, Fox Pl. - 82 p.
Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr & Pl. – 61 p. Rte 832 - Bolean Dr & Pl, Chilco Ave, Kathleen Pl. – 58 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 838 – 4556-4797 Cammeray Dr, Strawberry Lane. – 62 p.
BROCKLEHURST/ NORTH SHORE
Rte 4 – 727-795 Crestline St, 24122741 Tranquille Rd. – 71 p. Rte 20 – Barbara Ave, Pala Mesa Pl, Strauss St, Townsend Pl, 2105-2288 Tranquille Rd. – 48 p. Rte 24 – Dale Pl, Lisa Pl, 806999 Windbreak St. – 50 p. Rte 27 – Bentley Pl, Kamwood Pl, 1866-1944 Parkcrest Ave, - 62 p. Rte 32 – Laroque St, 1709-1862 Parkcrest Ave, - 65 p. Rte 137-144-244 Briar Ave, 106-330 Clapperton Rd, Larkspur St, Leigh Rd, 100204 Tranquille Rd, Wilson St, - 55 p. Rte 142 -Alder Ave, Cypress Ave, 300348+430 Fortune Dr(Even Side), Juniper Ave, 325-439 Schubert Dr, Spruce Ave.-70 p.
Rte 206 – Dickenson Rd, Walkem Rd, 1835-1995 Westsyde Rd(Odd Side), Yates Rd. – 53 p. Rte 259 - 715-790 Kyle Dr, 731-791 Morven Dr, 2721-2871 Westsyde Dr(odd side)-54 p.
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WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021
The District of Logan Lake is now accepting resumes for summer employment for the Parks Department. Employment will commence May 3, 2021 and continue to September 3, 2021. Eligibility will be based on the following standards:
Registered as a student in the previous academic year; Be a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational technical program but not attending full-time classes while employed; Intends to to return to school on aonfull-time basis during the next academic year; year; Intending return to school a full-time basis during the next academic Be between 16 and 30 years of age; inclusive; Must be a Canadian citizen; Not hold another full-time (30 or more hours) summer job; and Able to start May 3, 2021 preferred.
The rate of pay is $16.00 per hour in the 1st year of employment, $17.00 per hour in the 2nd year of employment and $18.00 per hour in the 3rd year of employment as per C.U.P.E. Collective Agreement.
For details on available positions, please contact: Wade Archambault, Director of Public Works and Recreation Phone: 250.523.2755 E-mail: email@example.com
Adelina was born on September 28, 1927 in Ilbono, Nuoro Italy and came to Canada in 1958. She is survived by her son Rino (Margaret), grandsons Matthew and Cameron, brother-in-law Costanzo (Carmela) all of Kamloops and sister Anna of Italy, nephews Sandro (Joanne), Mario (Sara) and nieces Pina, Linda (John) all of Kamloops and various nieces and nephews in Italy.
All interested applicants can submit a resume to the above by 4:00 p.m. on April 20, 2021, e-mail is preferred. Preference may be given to post secondary students.
The family would like to offer a sincere thank you to the staff at Kamloops Seniors Village for their outstanding care and compassion during her final years.
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The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Sacred Heart Cathedral by Reverend Father Derrick Cameron and Adelina was laid to rest at Sage Valley Mausoleum.
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Q. What is ‘finger print’ jewelry? A. If you want us to take Murray’s finger print we will. We charge $25 for the process. Murray’s print(s) get scanned and sent to a jewelry company in Ontario. You get a ‘pin’ number and can go on their website to order directly from them. Some people like this idea…some don’t!
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Colleen will lovingly be remembered by her husband Keith of 33 years, children Brandon (Dawn), Stacy (Jamie), and Sheldon (Sherisse), granddaughters Emma and Aysia, sister Virginia (Wilf), sister-in-law Joyce and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her parents Walter and Doreen, brother Tom, and sister Brenda. Colleen was Born in Lamont, Alberta and raised in Josephburg, Alberta before moving to Kamloops in 1979 to raise her family. She spent 30+ years as a bookkeeper and was also a Partylite Consultant for over 20 years. Colleen’s biggest joy was her two beautiful granddaughters which she cherished. She loved to travel with her husband and also loved animals. A beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Colleen will be missed by those who had the privilege of knowing her through the years. There will be no formal service at this time.
Jeannette Marie Gornik It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeannette Gornik on March 28, 2021. She was born in Domremy, Saskatchewan on August 15, 1932.
Jeannette was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1992 and son-inlaw Alvin Quesnel in 1998. She is survived by one brother Aubert LeBlanc, sisters-in-law Katie LeBlanc, Theresa LeBlanc, Mary Bailey, and one brother-in-law Bill (Bev) Gornik. The family would like to thank Dr. Mah, staff on 4-North at R.I.H. and the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden for the wonderful care she received. A family service was held at Hillside Cemetery in Kamloops, BC. Donations may be made in her memory to Marjorie Willoughby Hospice or charity of your choice.
Five years have passed since you left us. My how you are missed and loved.
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
“I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you” Your Loving Family – Bev, Brian, Bob and Families
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colleen Buchanan on March 31, 2021 at the age of 65 after a lengthy stay in the hospital.
Jeanette will be missed by her daughter Valerie Quesnel and son Robert (Judy) Gornik, granddaughters Monique (Andrew) Cross and Jade Gornik.
August 11, 1931 – April 8, 2016
Drake Smith, MSW Funeral Director Every Wednesday in KTW!
December 13,1955 - March 31,2021
In Loving Memory of In Loving Memory of
Colleen Sandra Buchanan
On Monday March 22, 2021 Mrs. Adelina Piroddi of Kamloops passed away peacefully at the age of 93 years joining her husband Dante in heaven.
2021 SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
We carry you with us always, everywhere we go. We love you and miss you. Love Lisa and Raffaella
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Theodore Hector Hansen
October 28, 1935 - March 27, 2021 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Theodore (Ted) Hector Hansen on March 27, 2021. Ted is predeceased by his parents, Blanche and Howard, and his daughter Julie. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nadeane, his sons Robb (Betty-Sue), Dean (Jacquie), Mark (Margaret), and Matt (Juliet), his ten grandchildren Matthew (Kristen), Thomas (Becky), Mitchell (Steph), Theodore (Ally), Chloe, Jack, Neil, Kevin, Jake (Rebecca), and Kathryn, and his four great-grandchildren Callie, Johnathan, Sophie, and Emma.
Bernice Constance Gertrude Milne (née Ditchﬁeld) April 4, 1926 - March 19, 2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bernice Milne on Friday, March 19, 2021 at the age of 94. We wish to thank the wonderful staff of 6-North at Royal Inland Hospital for their care and compassion.
family in her final days.
To Dr. Harold Stefanyk for his years of kind service as Bernice’s primary physician. A special thank you to Dr. Bill Stinson for his kindness and compassion towards Bernice and
No service to be held at this time due to Covid-19. Full obituary at drakecremation.com
Louise Tina Gagnon (Neufeld) February 28, 1939 - March 31, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce our Mother’s passing on March 31, 2021. Left to mourn is her loving husband of the last 10 years, Bob Radmacker and her three children Cheryl (Dennis), Brenda and Darren (Vanda). She was blessed with eight siblings and had a large extended family and friends. Mom was born and raised in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan where she met and married our father Larry Gagnon. They moved to BC where they raised their family and made many loving lifelong friends. Mom enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, gardening, canning and especially social gatherings.
Ted was born in Kamloops, B.C. on October 28, 1935, and raised on the family farm in Little Fort, B.C. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Physical Education degree in 1957.
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In later years she met and married Bob and dusted off her suitcases, together they travelled to many tropical destinations. They loved their RV and were able to enjoy many scenic getaways.
In 1959 Ted was recruited into the wholesale lumber industry. He thrived as a salesman, with his outgoing personality, incredible sense of humour, and reputation as a man of his word. Following his career in lumber, Ted and Nadeane moved to Whistler, B.C. in 1995 where Ted sold real estate and volunteered as a mountain host with Blackcomb for 20 years.
April 17, 1936 - March 25, 2021
Mom was a fierce protector of her family. She taught us the value of commitment, loyalty and hard work. Mom wore her emotion’s on her sleeve. “The look” in her beautiful blue eyes would definitely get our attention. We will always remember her advice of, “Never leave it till Tomorrow” and “Save for a rainy day!”
Ted was an avid golfer his entire life. It was a love/hate relationship. When Ted wasn’t skiing or golfing, you could find him fly fishing at Taweel Lake. Taweel has been a second home to the entire family for generations. Ted’s early years at the lake were spent as a fish boy at the camp and driving the Jeep road.
Mickey was born and raised in Vancouver. He spent his childhood roaming the greater Vancouver area on his bike. When he was a teenager he moved to Prince Rupert where he developed his love of the ocean, working on tugboats and fishing boats. He loved reminiscing about his fishing days telling stories of catching the mighty halibut. He continued fishing in the summers while working on his teaching degree. Mickey started his teaching career at Brocklehurst Junior Secondary School in Kamloops. He then moved to Westsyde Secondary where he spent the remainder of his teaching years. Mickey loved both living and raising his family in the Westsyde community as well as teaching at his neighbourhood high school. He completed his Master’s Degree from the University of Portland when his boys were young. While teaching, he made many lasting friendships and left an impression on all of his students. Being a teacher was something that Mickey was very proud of and, even after retirement, he spoke fondly of his career.
Ted’s true love was for his family. It was the overriding purpose of his life and the focus of every decision he ever made. His devotion as a loving husband, father, and grandfather will be his true legacy for eternity. He will be forever loved and remembered in the hearts of his family and friends. The family gives special thanks for the care Ted received from the staff at Berkley Care Centre in North Vancouver, B.C. A celebration of his life will be planned when possible, condolences may be expressed on line obituary at: www.mem.com
Love’s greatest gift is remembrance.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, Mickey Preymak, on Thursday, March 25, 2021. He is survived by his sons Chris (Shawna) and Jeff (Nicole) as well as four grandchildren Alexa, Jayna, Sydney and Kaleb.
Mickey enjoyed the outdoors, especially the camaraderie that came with these activities. He was an avid skier and spent time hiking, fishing and hunting. Most weekends you could find Mickey and the gang at Tod Mountain skiing and camped in their motorhomes. Many great memories were made during these years. Mickey developed many friendships throughout his life which he maintained and treasured until his passing. Thank-you to Dr. Wynne and the staff at Ridgeview Lodge for their dedication. Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be having a service. To honour our dad please put on your favourite jersey (he would prefer if it was a Canuck’s one), raise a glass of your favourite drink (he would prefer if it was scotch) and join us in toasting an incredible man.
Mom was very nostalgic especially over the holidays, Christmas was always magical. She was the “hostess with the mostest” and the red carpet welcomed all. Mom was a warrior with her battle with cancer and a fighter to the end. Her legacy will live on with the many lives that she touched. Her beautiful smile that lit up a room will be remembered always. You are loved and missed beyond words, forever in our hearts. Until we meet again, we will look for you in the stars above. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
Arnold Michhael Dyson If you’re reading this, I’ve likely passed away. I shouldn’t be so surprised - this was something I’ve known was bound to happen eventually! Life is truly a gift, and now it’s time for me to give it back. While it’s hard to say goodbye to those I love, I am lucky to have lived such a full life. Arnold Michhael Dyson passed away on March 23, 2021 at the age of 77. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Arnold came out a hero and stayed strong until the end. We know you’re always there, in our hearts, watching over and guiding us. We miss you. May you rest in peace.
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Richard James Duggan Rick began his next journey on March 18, 2021 at the time of his choosing and on his own terms, narrowly missing St. Patrick’s Day. He was full of gratitude for his life and the opportunity to spend time with his family as well as his many friends who remained deeply connected with him until the end. Left to cherish the many memories are his wife of 40 years Maureen “Mo” and daughters Sarah Graham (Steve) and Joannah Graham, as well as grandchildren Joshua (Sierra), Gabriel, Sydney, and Avery. Rick was predeceased by his mother Eleanor and his sister Kitty. Born in Thunder Bay on May 3, 1952 to Terry and Eleanor, Rick was the second of six children. He was a loving brother and brother-in-law to Mike (Diane), Maureen (Ken) MacKinlay, Terry (Bunny) and Sue (Wolf) and the best uncle to eleven nieces and nephews. Rick was a cultivator of many things; he grew ideas and projects, and nurtured lifelong relationships. He was a gentle, generous and caring soul and was always concerned for the well-being of others. As a self-professed humorist, he loved to tease and was always up for a visit, a drink, and the opportunity to solve the problems of the world or those of his friends and family. While Rick earned his living as a contractor, he spent his lifetime reading, seeking and searching for better ways for us to be good to each other, to live in a more egalitarian society, and to ensure we left the planet in a better state. He didn’t see hierarchy in the natural world. He delighted in his Irish, English and Metis heritage and gained respect for diversity and Indigenous cultures during his time with the Breakaway Hockey Foundation along with various local community and non-profit projects. Rick would tell his family the best two decisions he ever made in his life were to marry Mo and buy their beautiful home. He enjoyed spending time on their patio watching the sun set and building a roaring fire in the winter. He reveled in entertaining friends and family and was always the last to shut down the party whether it be a hockey party, the annual Christmas Eve bash, or a Canada Day fireworks celebration, or just a spontaneous Friday night. Rick used to say he loved his pooches almost as much as he loved Mo and spent many hours on the local trails with Cleo, Skets, and most recently Maya.
Fly Me He understands every mode of force He knows what’s true of the elements He is subtle but genuine at lift off and landing He is an airplane ride blowing through the clouds He is an airplane window that reveals a whole dimension He is a propeller to delve farther deep into the universe like fractals He is an airplane grounded in the sky mighty with fuel He is an airplane engine efﬁcient, sustaining and swift He is a wing of a plane that stabilizes my lift He has an open storage to keep the baggage balanced on ﬂight He has a trap door that releases the body of pain He has a water tank to keep the peace Here is a safe place to crash A ride in the sky at night reveals a bright shiny movement You, my plane, are visible to the naked eye in each spectrum
by Kathy Ruth Manongdo Written on Father’s Day 2010
Am I your passenger? Am I your wingman? Am I your baggage? Am I your well oiled engine? Am I your wing? Am I your lift in the air? Am I your propeller that thrusts you to a new dimension? I am all that you shape me to be You have a windshield view exposing the picture beyond Only you ﬁt the pilot’s seat As your hands and feet heart and eyes are trained to work the plane You know every part and how to ﬁx it You are navigating by the spirit You belong to a solid tender heart and so accepted as ﬁrm to soar You’re worth the shiniest mint coins and bills in circulation and so loved Your competence as an airplane secures my place For more experiences with you Will you invite me onboard?
Psalms 91:4 says, “He shall cover you with His feathers, And under his wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler”
Over the years Rick and Mo enjoyed trips to Sante Fe, Wenatchee, the Okanagan, Tofino, Ucluelet, and Salt Spring Island, as well as many raucous camping adventures. In recent years there weren’t many places he longed to explore; however, he would have relished one more trip to George Street in St. John’s. Sports played a big part in Rick’s life, both as a spectator and a participant. He met the love of his life when he asked Mo to play doubles in a local tennis tournament. Rick was the co-founder of the Free Radicals Hockey Club in 1999 and supported the construction of the infamous ‘Pig Pen’ outdoor hockey rink. He never got to see the Canucks win the Stanley Cup but would fondly recall his time visiting Madison Square Gardens and the opportunity to meet ‘Burkie’. He played endless rounds on local golf courses and even made his way to St. Andrew’s for 18 holes. Regrettably, Rick’s only witness to his highlight reel, hole-in-one was his young grandson for whom he trusted would vouch for him. Rick loved his role as ‘Gramps’ and logged many hours in the den introducing his grandchildren to Mad Max. After-school pickups and trips for hot chocolate and cookies will not be forgotten. He instilled a love of books and offered space for conversation and shenanigans; all done with humour and laughter. Special thanks to Dr. Stefanyk, Dr. Calder, the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice, as well as his ‘guardian angel’ Ashley DiGeso for their care of Rick and his family over the past two years. A shindig to celebrate Rick will be held at a later date. Donations to the ALS Society are welcomed. We will miss your anecdotes, your presence, your love and your laughter. You will be dearly missed, cheers.
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GIVE LAVISHLY LIVE ABUNDANTLY By Helen Steiner Rice
The more you give, The more you get, The more you laugh, The less you fret, The more you live abundantly, The more of everything you share, The more you’ll always have to spare, The more you love, That life is good, And friends are kind, For only what we give away, Enriches us from day to day.
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021
HARVEY—WATSON April 12, 1941 March 20, 2021
Addios Amigos Our Farewell Tribute To Our Dad, Grampa & Friend We all loved you and will miss you everyday
e want to thank Janice and her support staff at the Kamloops Adult Day Center for the years of enjoyment and friendships Dad made, he truly loved his time with all of you. To the staff and support workers and volunteers at Overlander Extended Care words cannot express our gratitude for giving Dad a home away from home and taking such good care of him. A special acknowledgement to Blueberry staff: Pat (charge nurse) Alycia, Lee, Jaden, Amrit, Francis and the Evergreen staff and Dr. Kipp. Thank you to Dr. Ward and the Hillside staff who made the last few days of Dad’s life comfortable it was a blessing for him. Thank you also to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services. As a young boy Dad loved playing football and baseball he volunteered for the militia for the Canadian Veterans. Dad was a incredibly gifted man he mastered any hobbies he took interest in : customizing his 1965 Pontiac Parisienne, carpentry, upholstery, needle point, leather work, arrow making, wood carving, rock carving, drawing. He was a man of no fear and was never afraid of a challenge. He was a hard worker and over the years with being a entrepreneur his trades were autobody, sandblasting, sculptured nails, tattoos and carpentry. A special day for Dad was when my brother Koyne was born on his birthday. We will all cherish our memories with Dad as we all had a special relationship with him. My Dad taught me to fish since I was little from Manitoba, Alberta, Yukon to BC. I’m going to miss our good night hugs and you saying “ It doesn’t get much better then this Lanie”!!!! I need to say thanks to Vince for spending countless hours working on editing photos to make Dad’s tribute amazing. Like you always said Dad “Fill Your Boots!”
Til we meet again Dad all our love Allana, Wayne, Vince, Dease & Koyne
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021
HARVEY—WATSON April 12, 1941 March 20, 2021
A message from Vince
hough it has been recent, it also has seemed like such a long time since we were as we were before the distance came into play. I know I may not have been involved or part of your life for many years whilst time had its time to take a toll, though for the brief period we had, I couldn’t imagine having a greater bond with any other than a friend as you. Believe it or not through the years I’ve spent more time with you than with anyone else, besides the few who lived with me whom of which also were always full of laughter and care when you came around. In all honesty I believe we both had something that many have never had a chance to have. From the road trips, to the pub trips, events, casual days working in the yard and around the home, it seemed as if we always had something to get into. You brought so much joy to the folk we ran into, even too much I would say when I had to pry you from conversation reminding you we had many people yet to meet and brighten their day. You were always willing to help and rarely complained, but those times you did it was justified as we had some hard pressed circumstances just for two men. Like moving pianos in the dark and acting like we had it all figured out ha. Though I can say the one thing that truly pains me is to know only in memory will I get to hear your laugh or see your smile. It seemed at times as if you were waiting for the next adventure knowing it was one anytime we got together. You will always be in my heart and I will always think of you when I sing as you were my biggest fan and I can’t wait to tell my children of their great grandpa, one of the toughest son’s under the sun I’ve ever met. I love you, I miss you and wish you the best on the other side and until next time my friend I’ll keep filling my boots and hope to make you proud. Bye for now Harvey your friend to the end Vinchenzo….
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