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EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARDS

April 19, 2021 2:00 pm - Civic Operations Committee Meeting

Kamloops City Council is currently accepting nominations for the City’s Exemplary Service Award. The award formally acknowledges individuals who have dedicated their time and service to the City. There are two categories: Young Adult (29 and under) and Adult (over 30).

April 20, 2021 9:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting

Successful recipients will have demonstrated commitment to various endeavors or services to the community over a period of time, and their service should be a voluntary contribution to the growth and development of the community and to the well-being of its citizens.

April 29, 2021 2:00 pm - Community Services Committee Meeting May 4, 2021 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting

The nomination deadline is Friday, April 30, 2021, at 4:30 pm. For the full nomination criteria and form, visit:

All meetings are currently being held at Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street.

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The complete 2021 Council Calendar is available online at: Kamloops.ca/CouncilCalendar

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

Notice To Motorists Please use caution when driving in the vicinity and obey all traffic control personnel, signs, and devices in the following area: • Tranquille Road Singh Street to 12th Street • Dallas Drive Andover Crescent to Peerless Way • McArthur Island Ring Road 12th Street to Kamloops Youth Soccer Offices • Victoria Street 100 block • Westmount Drive Westsyde Road to Collingwood Drive To stay up to date on road work projects, visit: Kamloops.ca/Kammute

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

RENOVATE SMART ARE YOU PLANNING A HOME RENOVATION? Renovate Smart Kamloops is a program designed to help homeowners get the most out of their home renovations. Learn how to increase your home’s energy performance and about the incentives that may be available to you.

Home Energy Performance and Carbon Accounting Workshops These free virtual workshops will outline how you can improve your home's energy performance, reduce household energy costs, increase comfort, and reduce carbon emissions.

Upcoming Workshops Home Energy Workshops will be monthly. The next one is scheduled for April 15 at 5:00 pm. Carbon Accounting Workshops will be quarterly. The next one is scheduled for April 22 at 5:00 pm. To learn more or to RSVP to a workshop, visit:

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

Kamloops.ca/RenovateSmart

CURBSIDE ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION Public engagement efforts for the Curbside Organic Waste Collection Project continue with the launch of an online survey and two virtual information sessions.

Online Survey Take our survey to help us better understand residents' waste-related attitudes and habits. The survey will be open until May 18. To request a paper copy of the survey, please call 250-828-3461. Survey respondents can enter to win one of three $100 gift certificates to local garden/landscaping stores.

Virtual Information Sessions Join us to learn more about this project. The sessions will be hosted via Zoom, and links to participate will be available the day before on the Let’s Talk Organics web page. Registration is not required. • Wednesday, April 14, 12:00–1:00 pm • Thursday, April 29, 6:00–7:00 pm To learn more and to take the survey, visit:

LINE PAINTING The City will be commencing the annual Spring Line Painting Program in April and will continue until approximately the end of June. Motorists are reminded that driving over newly painted lines is an infraction under the Motor Vehicle Act and subject to a fine of $109. Please slow down, be patient, and use caution when approaching areas that are being painted. Any road issues can be reported through the myKamloops app or by contacting the Civic Operations Department at 250-828-3461. To learn more about road maintenance, visit: Kamloops.ca/Roads

Did you know? The City recently switched over to thermoplast and two-part epoxy paints in certain areas to lower maintenance costs and lengthen durability. We also use these products on new or rehab road projects, as they tend to work best when used in conjunction with new pavement.

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Air Canada will again be flying out of Kamloops Airport — in fact, the national airline will be required to resume service in Kamloops and other regional airports as part of a multibillion-dollar aid agreement it has reached with the federal government. A series of loans, plus the federal government buying into the company, means $5.9 billion for the airline that, due to the pandemic, lost almost $3.8 billion in 2020. The federal government will give Air Canada a series of lowinterest loans of up to $5.4 billion and buy about $500 million worth of company stock, at a price of $23.18 per share. Interestingly, Air Canada was a government-owned airline from its creation in 1937 as Trans-Canada Air Lines until its privatization in 1988. In 1965, the company’s name was changed from Trans-Canada Air Lines to Air Canada, an idea brought forward by then-neophyte MP Jean Chretien. Before the loans and investment agreement was announced on Monday (April 12), Air Canada has received more than a half-billion dollars from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Conditions of the aid package include Air Canada reinstating service to smaller regional airports where it had halted

flights amid the pandemic. This means the company’s planes will be back in the Kamloops skies after local service was grounded in early January. Kamloops Airport operations manager Ed Ratuski said Air Canada was planning to resume Kamloops-Vancouver and Kamloops-Calgary flights in June, noting flights are on sale now. The arrangement with the federal government solidifies that decision, he said. The frequency of the flights has yet to be determined. Ratuski said the service will help rebuild the market for when people are advised it is safe to travel for leisure. Currently, public health officials have strongly advised essential travel only. “We’re happy to see that those negotiations are coming to a conclusion so that we can

start to confirm a path forward as we recover,” Ratuski said. Passenger service offered out of Kamloops Airport includes at least daily flights to Calgary by WestJet, daily flights to Vancouver by Pacific Coastal (increased frequency in the spring on Fridays and Sundays to twice daily), Monday and Thursday flights to Vancouver by Central Mountain Air and a three-times-per-week service to Prince George by Central Mountain Air. Ratuski said WestJet is also in discussions with the federal government and that all plans remain dependent on the COVID-19 situation. In addition to the regional airport service condition of the federal financial aid package, Air Canada must issue refunds to all passengers who had flights cancelled due to the pandemic,

maintain employment at levels that are no lower than those of April 1 of this year, protest employees’ pension fund and pay executives no more than $1 million per year. Air Canada now has just under 15,000 employees in Canada, but laid off tens thousands of workers since the pandemic began in March 2020. At a news conference to announce the deal, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland lauded the agreement. “Taxpayers aren’t footing the bill,” she said. “This is a loan facility and the government of Canada fully expects to be paid back. This is a good and fair deal for Canada and Canadians.” The federal government said talks continue with other airlines and similar aid packages may be announced.

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up McArthur Island with a full weekend event in August, only to be forced to pull the plug between now and then. “You don’t want to be in a position where you’re the spoiler for not being able to have a small sports event over on Mac Island because you’ve got the whole island tied up for a drive-thru Ribfest event,” he said. In addition, Herman said, an event like Ribfest takes months of planning and requires various deposits for myriad services. “If you start on a thing like Ribfest, the problem is that you’ve got to make commitments on fencing and other things that are cost items. We need to put deposits on them,” he said. “The last thing that any of us wants to do, especially a service club, is go and say, “Oh, by the way, we’ve decided to cancel. Can we have our deposit back?’” Herman said the ribbers who come to Kamloops and travel across the country in the summer have told him they are experiencing similar situations elsewhere as there remains so much uncertainty due

to the pandemic. The Rotary Club of Daybreak Rotary is a volunteer-based community organization, supporting and raising funds for many non-profit and charitable organizations throughout the region. All proceeds of Rotary events, including Ribfest, are returned to the community through grants and donations. LOBSTERFEST COMING Meanwhile, the club will be hosting a drive-thru Lobsterfest at Colombo Lodge on May 8, with proceeds going to A Way Home Kamloops, an organization focused on helping homeless youth find shelter. Herman said the nonprofit is the focus of a three-year endeavour, with a goal of raising $75,000 for the organization. There are 380 tickets available for the May 8 drive-thru/pick-up event. In addition, the website features an online auction and a 50/50 draw. As of Tuesday, 145 tickets had been sold. For more information, go online to lobsterfestkamloops.com.

Correction In a story in last week’s newspaper regarding the opening downtown of Brynn’s Bakery, it was noted the bakery is in space formerly occupied by Advantage Travelwise. This is incorrect. The bakery

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School District 73 has created a draft dress code that has stripped out language about clothing that “detracts from the learning process,” following incidents that saw students removed from class due to their outfits. Various stakeholder groups are now preparing to provide feedback at upcoming meetings and a new policy is expected to be put in place in the coming months. The district has been reviewing its policy since late 2020, but recent incidents have prodded the process along, including an incident at NorKam secondary in late February, when Grade 12 student Karis Wilson was rebuked by her teacher for wearing a lace-trimmed, knee-length dress over top a long-sleeve turtleneck shirt. Wilson was called out by her teacher and removed from her class because her outfit was

deemed to violate the district’s dress code, specifically, “the wearing of clothing or clothing worn in a way that detracts from the teaching/learning process.” The incident made headlines and prompted discussion about how appropriate it is for school teachers and administrators to use their discretion in enforcing the dress code. The new draft policy omits the line and adds language about how teachers and administrators should deal with infractions. “Wherever possible, staff shall respond to Student Dress Code violations in a manner that ... is discreet, respectful and clearly references the specifics of the dress code concern,” the draft policy reads. Among the nine stakeholder groups being consulted, which include parent, student and teacher groups, is Alix Dolson from the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre.

“To call a student out publicly, there’s a lot of shame and embarrassment that goes along with that, so the goal should always be, in any kind of intervention with a student, to do so discreetly and respectfully, so I think that’s a good call on the school board’s part,” Dolson told KTW, noting the more subjective parts of the policy have been removed. What remains of the policy are items barring clothing that promotes hatred, the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco or illegal activity, or contains obscene or pornographic images. “That’s where the focus should be for dress codes, on appropriateness for school setting and not on students’ bodies,” Dolson said. Dolson and representatives from the other groups will hold their first meeting on Wednesday (April 14) before retreating to prepare written feedback. That feedback will then be discussed in May before

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MCLEOD’S BILL SHOULD BE EMBRACED BY ALL Private member’s bills rarely end up as legislation, but KamloopsThompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod should nonetheless be commended for introducing a bill that would shine a much-needed spotlight on government loans programs. The Conservative MP’s private member’s bill aims to require the minister of industry to publish an annual report that includes details of grants, loans or contributions of more than $100,000 made by the Department of Industry. McLeod’s bill was introduced on April 13, just a day after the federal government agreed to a massive economic aid package for Air Canada, the national airline that lost more than $3 billion in 2020 due to the pandemic’s impacts on travel. Ottawa has agreed to issue Air Canada up to $5.4 billion in a series of low-interest loans. The federal government will also buy into the company, spending $500 million on shares. When and how — and whether — those loans are paid back is very much in the public interest, which should make McLeod’s private member’s bill a no-brainer. If the federal government is confident that its loan program is solid financial practice and if the federal government is confident Air Canada will repay the billions according to the loans’ terms, why wouldn’t a bill such as McLeod’s be welcomed by all political parties? If there is nothing to hide and loans handed out by government, regardless of the political stripe, are based on sound fiscal management, we expect McLeod’s proposal to be embraced by all in the House of Commons. Of course, that won’t happen because this is politics, so we wait in anticipation of how the Liberals will explain their opposition. Robert W. Doull President Aberdeen Publishing Inc. EDITORIAL Publisher: Robert W. Doull Editor: Christopher Foulds Newsroom staff: Dave Eagles Marty Hastings Jessica Wallace Sean Brady Michael Potestio SALES STAFF: Linda Skelly Jodi Lawrence Liz Spivey

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y daughter and her family recently relocated to the downtown area, primarily because it brought her closer to her work and the many amenities she, her husband and daughters enjoy. Leaving the farm meant leaving a higher degree of security; a stronger sense of safety, yet the lure of downtown has always drawn her back. My daughter is quite aware of the issues that have always plagued downtown — street crime, homelessness, drug use and the devastating consequences. Yet she has always managed to keep things in perspective, has always been proactive when securing her property and is very much aware of her surroundings. She recognizes these are societal issues and is also aware there is no one-size-fits-all solution. So, despite all her mindfulness of where she has chosen to live and who her fellow residents are (some without shelter), she is not immune to the perils of downtown living. Recently, her secured storage shed was broken into and personal items were stolen, likely to be sold at the earliest opportunity. She did everything right and yet she still became a victim. Is she angry? Is she disappointed? Is her faith in human nature being put to the test? Of course, along with many other victims of crime in our community.

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CITY HALL So, who do we blame? Who needs to be held accountable? Whose responsibility is it to eliminate this scourge and ensure our city will be forever safe and harmonious? Many would put that right at city hall’s doorstep and, primarily, at the feet of council. In the view of many taxpayers, our job is to guarantee safe streets, safe parks, safe shopping areas and more. Our job is to ensure every possible program, wraparound service, housing facility and medical and enforcement intervention are in place. Our job is to make the problem go away. I don’t disagree, but I truly wish it were that easy. There are so many moving parts, so many extenuating circumstances and so few resources that, for many, it’s all they can do to stop from throwing their hands up in the air and giving up. Fortunately, we have so many

dedicated people in this community who will never stop trying to help, finding answers, lobbying governments and organizing events that bring awareness and hope to those most affected. We have city staff, from the CAO and directors on down, who struggle and work tirelessly to come up with solutions. We have a council that has spent hours discussing how to juggle the safety of our citizens and its business community’s viability, along with addressing the needs of those less privileged, those who have fallen through the cracks, those who don’t live day to day, but minute to minute, in an effort to survive. We have lobbied for housing, we have increased security patrols, we have provided for the simple dignities of life. Is it enough? Not by a long shot, but we can’t do it alone. We need the respective agencies, health authority and levels of government to continue to partner with us in an effort to get to a better place. More importantly, we need to work together as a community. If this pandemic and its inherent issues has taught us anything, it’s how solutions-oriented we all truly are. My hope is that what happened to my daughter and to the many others won’t happen to you and that we see the trend slowly shift in the other direction. Dieter Dudy is a Kamloops councillor who can be reached by email at ddudy@kamloops.ca


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FLOWERS WILL SAVE OUR BEES Editor: Re: (‘Look up: See and hear the buzz on Honey+Hive,’ April 7): I’m particularly concerned with the health of the hive in Southgate as there are no pollinator meadows around this business area. However, it is very close to Kenna Cartwright Park, a natural areas park. Studies show that honey bees alter the pollinator network and reduce seed set in plant populations in natural areas. There are also studies that reveal there is competition between honey bees (which are not native to North America) and wild native bees through direct and indirect affects, such as resource depletion. Yes, pollinators are in decline, but it is our native bees that face extinction, while nonnative honey bees do not face extinction. Beekeeping is not conservation. A better way to save our bees is to provide high pollen and nectar pollinator meadows of mostly native flowers. We can also provide nesting sites for our ground-nesting bees and cavity-nesting bees. And we can provide overwintering sites for our queen bumble bees. And we should not use pesticides. Elaine Sedgman Author of A Bee Named BOB Kamloops

TOUGHER HEALTH ORDERS NEEDED

Editor: While I appreciate the effort Health Minister Adrian Dix has put into meeting the demands of the pandemic in B.C over the last year, it must be obvious to him that what he and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry are doing is not working. This failure is due to the stubbornness, and arrogance, of Henry and to the actions of government. It was obvious to many health scientists and other researchers in early February

that we were heading for a disaster with the new COVID-19 variants. Like the majority of the B.C. population, I support the use of masks for all schoolchildren, the use of rapid testing, vaccination priority for frontline workers, strict border controls (including inter-provincial) and a firm lockdown for a period long enough to restrict the virus. In addition, the system of fines currently in use to enforce public health orders needs to have some teeth added to have

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would see a message that, in essence, asked an eternal question via a statement. “Honk if you’re happy!” the message read, held aloft as each boy took turns engaging with passersby. Some drivers did indeed honk — 16 in the first quarter-hour and 101 by the time Deklan, Kash, Alex and Liam had returned to their cul de sac homes a bit later in the day. “It’s about making people happy and making their day better,” Deklan said, amid the bellow of a pickup truck’s horn. Kash said the honking happiness happening arose as part of a dare from Alex and Liam — to see how many honks they could get and to try to make the day a little better for others. When I happened upon

the scene, Alex and Liam had scooted back home to create a bigger sign, the better to elicit honks and gauge the happiness of their neighbours. The mission, Deklan added, was also born out of the kids’ realization of the emotional toll the pandemic has wrought on people. Times are tough. Nerves are on edge. Anxiety levels are spiking. But this sign of the times did indeed put smiles on faces of those driving by. They don’t recall meeting anybody who professed to be unhappy. “No,” Deklan said, before allowing for the possibility. “Maybe they just didn’t honk at us.” The kids may have been unaware that their happiness mission

mirrors the focus of a United Nations endeavour. In 2011, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling on countries to measure happiness and well-being, deeming happiness a “fundamental human goal.” As the King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, said in 1972: “Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product.” And the kids’ message for the day? “Um, just stay happy,” Deklan said. “Yeah, stay happy,” Kash said, nodding in agreement — and in time with the happiness honks from the road. editor@kamloops thisweek.com Twitter: @ChrisJFoulds

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Batteries likely source of blaze that led to big explosions This shed in the backyard of 370 Linden Avenue was destroyed when fuel tanks exploded in a fire on April 8. MYLES BURNETTE PHOTO

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Charging batteries appear to have been the cause of a shed fire that led to explosions heard around North Kamloops last Thursday (April 8). The blasts erupted from the backyard of 370 Linden Ave. at about 5:30 p.m. during which two structures — a detached garage and a shed directly behind it — were destroyed by flames. No one was injured in the incident, according to Kamloops Fire Rescue. KFR fire investigator Deal Olstad told KTW they believe the fire began by way of a malfunction with batteries being charged inside the shed. “Whether they overheat and the battery blows up and starts the fire or the charger malfunctions … I don’t know. There’s nothing left of [the shed] to determine [which], but it’s something to do with that process,” Olstad said. He said there were a number of flammable items in the structure, such as aerosol cans and small, gas-powered equipment. After the fire started, a loud explosion occurred and ripped

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through the shed. “It was quite a blast. It took the shed apart, the roof came down,” homeowner Mark Krug told KTW at the scene of the explosion, which knocked him off his feet. The source of that initial explosion, however, is unknown due to the extensive fire damage. “At some point we do have an explosion in there, so we need to have some sort of rapid vaporization of something — there’s something under pressure, something wants to be released. Whether it’s a compressed gas in a spray can or gasoline vapours in the onboard gas tank of

small equipment, I can’t tell you. There’s nothing left to look at,” Olstad said. One neighbour reported hearing a number of small pops before that loud blast, which Oldstad said were likely aerosol cans rupturing. Krug told KTW he heard about two or three explosions and noted he had a propane tank and oxyacetylene tank between his shed and the detached garage. Fire investigators, however, did not find any propane tanks. Olstad confirmed a ruptured oxyacetylene tank between the sheds as the cause of a second explosion

that occurred as the flames spread. Krug and his family, who all escaped unscathed, were clear of the blast by then, which occurred just as firefighters were arriving. “We’ve got a fire that started up with a process of recharging batteries, which leads to a shed fire, which leads to an explosion of some sort — what exactly was involved we’re not sure — and then that fire grows and that also involves an oxyacetylene tank that’s outside. And, at some point, it ruptures and explodes, too,” Olstad said. The fire spread to the detached garage, the north side of which was heavily damaged by flames, but there wasn’t too much damage to the contents within it, Olstad said. The home at 370 Linden Ave. and a neighbouring house sustained damage in the form of some cracked windows, Olstad said, noting the fire was out by just after 6 p.m.

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Brother on sibling: ‘He’s a pretty tough kid’ POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MARCH 31 STABBING THAT LANDED YUKI VAN DER MERWE IN ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

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ewald Van der Merwe felt like his heart had been ripped out of his chest when police told him his younger brother had been stabbed in downtown Kamloops. “It’s such an awful feeling,” Dewald told KTW, adding he got the call the morning after the attack while at work, with Mounties telling him right away his brother was in stable condition. Since then, the 32-year-old launched a GoFundMe campaign to try to lift the spirits of his brother, Yuki Van der Merwe, by raising enough funds to buy him a new mountain bike after his was apparently stolen in the March 31 attack. As of Tuesday, the fundraiser had raised $7,700 — well above its $5,000 goal. Yuki, 30, was attacked in an alleyway in the 600-block of Victoria Street in downtown Kamloops that evening and was treated for life-threatening injuries at Royal Inland Hospital. He spent about three days in the intensive-care unit and was able to leave RIH on April 8 to recover at home, Dewald told KTW. Dewald said his brother was stabbed seven times. Kamloops RCMP said officers responded to an assault with a weapon call in the area of Victoria Street and Sixth Avenue at about 6:22 p.m. on March 31

Yuki Van der Merwe is on the mend after being stabbed seven times on March 31. He posted this photo to his Instagram page this week after enjoying a walk.

and received a complaint of two men fighting behind a business in the 600-block of Victoria Street about 15 minutes earlier. Police believe both incidents involved the same individuals. According to Dewald, his brother had left his parents’ house, where he resides, and gone downtown for a bike ride when he was attacked. “All I know is he was going out for a bike ride,” Dewald said, adding police and the family believe the mountain bike — red and orange in colour, with white rims and black tires — was likely

stolen at some point in the altercation. Dewald said he doesn’t think his brother knew his attacker, but he added Yuki hasn’t disclosed much and can’t seem to recall exactly what happened. “Traumatic things like this, police say, memory sometimes doesn’t come back,” Dewald said. “My brother can remember a bit before and a bit after, but that traumatic event has kind of skewed his memory a bit. He was even confused about some of the details as to what happened,” Dewald said.

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Dewald said footage of the incident collected by police shows his brother standing on his feet, but his bike is not in view. “He wasn’t on his bike when he was attacked,” Dewald said. At this point, Kamloops RCMP do not believe the incident was a random attack. “If you get in an altercation with somebody, you don’t necessarily know their name or their birthdate, but it’s not random, either,” Kamloops RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn told KTW. Asked if there is a public safety risk given the details of the incident, Evelyn said the public isn’t believed to be at risk because the attack wasn’t random. Evelyn said she could not get into specifics as police are still investigating the case. She said there have been no arrests or suspects identified, noting the victim is no longer cooperating with the investigation. Officers, a police dog unit and forensics teams were among the responders who collected and searched for evidence following the stabbing. Police tape could be seen strewn between an alleyway behind 601 Lansdowne St. and 612 Victoria St., where an apartment building is being constructed at the corner of Victoria and Sixth. Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact police at 250828-3000 and reference file 2021-

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Kamloops council has approved spending up to $150,000 more on its patio expansion program. There have been 21 applications since Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry banned indoor dining until at least April 19 due to rising COVID-19 cases in B.C. “We’re just making sure that everybody that has the ability to expand their patio out are going to get the sidewalks, so we’re anticipating it’s probably going to end up costing a little bit more than $200,000,” said Rod Martin, the city’s development manager. Initial cost estimates were between $7,500 to $25,000 per sidewalk extension, depending on design complexity. Martin said the extensions are costing $800 to $900 per linear metre of bypass sidewalk. Martin said the program was

designed as a first-come, firstserved endeavour, but that the city received most of the requests around the same time. “We’re trying our best to pretty much accommodate every single request that we’ve got, especially with the new orders from the province that shutdown inside dining,” Martin said. “Now, there’s even more demand and even more need for outdoor patio areas.” Martin said several restaurants were planning expanded patios, having done so last year, but the city received a number of additional requests following the indoor dining ban. The bypass sidewalks are downtown and in North Kamloops. Martin said businesses are collaborating and a food court area is developing on the west side of Victoria Street between Third and Fourth avenues. In addition, Martin said the city has received at least 10 other applications for new, expanded

DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE The city hired a contractor to build out sidewalks, allowing for expanded patio space for downtown business.

patio areas on private property. The ones that expanded last year were allowed to expand again and have already gone ahead with their outdoor spaces. Earls restaurant is one example as the Sahali restaurant has set up tables and chairs in an adjacent grass area, next to Columbia Street. Martin said the same concrete barricades are being used to

protect pedestrians from vehicles at restaurants with bypass sidewalks. The temporary sidewalks last year were made from wood, which was slippery and not as durable. This year, the sidewalks are being built out of patio pavers. Martin said it is more labourintensive, but provides a nicelooking, safe and durable result. He said the city hired a

contractor to do the work this year, noting the contractor is running three crews in order to get them completed. Last year, the patio extensions were rolled out gradually. This year, there has been a rush to get them done quickly, as restaurants faced with indoor dining restrictions were “desperate” for seating outdoors, Martin said. “The need was instant for all these different restaurants,” he said. There has been talk about the sidewalk extensions remaining a permanent fixture. Martin said issues with leaving them up year-round include loss of parking and challenges around street cleaning. Another factor in the cost assessment will be dismantling the bypass sidewalks. If they are removed and put back up each year, it will cost the city in labour. Martin said the bricks can be reused. The decision will be one for city council.

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On the heels of a massive federal government loan/investment bailout for Air Canada, KamloopsThompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod wants increased transparency around large sums of money given by Ottawa to private industry. The Conservative MP introduced a private member’s bill on Tuesday that seeks to require the minister of industry to publish an annual report that includes details of grants, loans or contributions of more than $100,000 made by the Department of Industry. The $100,000 threshold was chosen to prevent small businesses receiving business loans from being included. McLeod described the current process around large loans, grants and contributions to private industry as “very elusive.”

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She said an annual report would make the status clear, including specific details around which organizations/ companies received money, what is happening to that money, whether loans are being repaid according to predetermined terms and conditions and perhaps whether the government has written off such loans. “I think it’s really a measure of accountability, transparency, ethics for the use of taxpayers’ dollars to support private business,” McLeod told KTW.

McLeod pointed to the WE Charity controversy as an example of unethical use of taxpayer dollars. Via a no-bid selection process, the charity was chosen by the federal government to administer a student summer grant program. Before the plan collapsed amid controversy, the federal government had agreed to pay WE Charity $44 million. In addition, McLeod said, significant amounts of tax dollars have been doled out to other organizations and she

wants Canadians to know who got the money, how much they received and, if it was a loan, whether it is being repaid. “We are spending an extraordinary amount of taxpayers’ dollars during this pandemic,” McLeod said. “It will not only be the taxpayers today, but it will probably be the taxpayers of our grandchildren that will be paying off the debt that’s being incurred. “And, if there’s debt being incurred, where there’s a loan to accompany, I think it is absolutely the right of every taxpayer to know how the government spends their money on their behalf.” McLeod said it is “critical” for the opposition to have tools — such as the proposed reports — to hold government to account.

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A number of positive COVID-19 cases among employees of various Sun Peaks businesses has the resort municipality’s mayor worried that the numbers may DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE rise even more. As of Tuesday, there had been 25 posiAs of Tuesday, there had been 25 positive COVID-19 cases at Sun Peaks, with about 20 positive cases tive COVID-19 cases at Sun Peaks. recorded in the past 10 days. “It is quite widespread,” Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine told KTW. “We are concerned.” As of yet, Interior Health has not declared an outbreak. “The increased COVID-19 activity in Sun Peaks in recent days is concerning and we are monitoring this situation. At this time an outbreak has not been declared,” said Dr. Carol Fenton, Interior Health’s Kamloops-based medical health officer. “We are currently conducting a thorough case and contact investigation to determine where and when exposures occurred. Interior Health will contact anyone who is required to isolate.” Further testing was done on Monday. Raine said the cases mainly involve employees of businesses in the community, including those working for the resort and at restaurants and pubs, adding he does not know of any positive cases among visitors to the resort, which wrapped up its ski season on April 5. Raine said those who have tested positive are isolating and contact tracing of people who may have been exposed has been undertaken. He said the municipality is getting the message out to the community via email, the Sun Peaks Independent News, social media and websites. In addition, traffic signs are being installed to warn people coming and going of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the community. Raine said the primary goal is to stop the spread within Sun Peaks. “The concern we have is the moun105 – 805 Notre Dame Dr Kamloops, BC 236-425-1390 tain closed last Monday (April 5) and

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The Kamloops Voters Society and the Rural Rights Association of BC are calling on the provincial government to get involved in reviewing spending at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. In a letter to Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne, the groups ask that the minister become involved in reviewing timelines and how interactions and behaviour of the board contributed to spending irregularities, such as alcohol charges, gift cards, meal and appetizer expenditures and gifts. The letter was submitted to the ministry at the end of March and comes as a result of a KTW investigation into spending at the regional district. It also comes after the TNRD in March asked the RCMP to investigate potential financial irregularities. The letter suggests a review should go back 20 years, rather

than the five years approved by the board, which is also the time span studied by KTW. Kamloops Voters Society board member Randy Sunderman said the group wants the provincial ministry involved due to concerns over an inability for the regional district to remain at an arm’s length distance from a probe the board has initiated. “I want the ministry to take responsibility for administering [the review],” Sunderman said, suggesting the TNRD give money to the ministry to hire a consultant for the review and leave the board and CAO out of the process. “They [ministry] would be responsible for determining what information the consultant would have access to, so the data. And the third thing would be the ministry would be responsible for communications, so they would decide what is communicated out from the consultant’s findings.” Sunderman said the TNRD’s CAO and board at least appear “tainted,” due to board members

on the other end of spending via former CAO Sukh Gill’s credit card. KTW previously detailed more than a half-million dollars of expenditures charged to Gill’s taxpayer-funded credit card between 2015 and 2020, including charges at high-end restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, liquor stores and wineries. Sunderman provided one scenario of concern. He said the TNRD’s consultant could find wrongdoings of board members during its review of TNRD spending, with the information then reported through the CAO to the board and communicated by the TNRD. The letter questions whether policy and organizational cultural issues will arise in a forensic audit, with implications on provincial and municipal taxpayers. It suggests that lessons learned in such a review by the province could “contribute to better fiscal practices for all municipal and regional district governments in British Columbia going forward.” Another request by the groups

is for the province to investigate $117,000 in overtime paid to Gill for work done during floods and fires in 2017, which came on top of his regular salary that year of $206,000. “There was over 100 days between fire and floods and each of those days were probably 14-, 15-hour days, and it was seven days a week,” Gill told KTW in July 2018. Sunderman said provincial government employees take time in lieu for such work and volunteers put in countless hours helping out in the city during the two emergencies. “It seemed with the TNRD, they felt that they had the opportunity to really spend money on the province’s dime — and so they did,” Sunderman said. KTW reached out to the province and asked for an interview with Osborne to discuss the spending, overtime pay and voter concerns, but the request was declined. An emailed statement said local governments operate independently and are responsible and accountable to their communities on fiscal

matters, including expenses and accounting practices. “It’s important that all elected officials and staff of any local government understand their codes of conduct and their obligations under the Financial Information Act and follow the law and these rules,” the statement reads. The ministry directed questions to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. “We understand they are bringing in a third-party auditor to provide an independent assessment and look forward to seeing the report,” the ministry said. “We also know the RCMP are conducting their own investigation and we won’t comment until these investigations have been completed.” Meanwhile, another group, dubbing itself Politics Kamloops, has drafted a motion calling on the City of Kamloops to update its conflict of interest rules, with monitoring via an independent anonymous tip line and ethics officer, independent from city staff and elected officials.

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BEEFED-UP BYLAWS The city’s new community services department (now known as the bylaws department) will work 24 hours per day, seven days a week beginning in September. City council has approved the hiring of an additional 2.8 full-time equivalent community services officer positions at a

cost of $265,000 per year to increase service by eight hours per day, allowing for a round-the-clock presence. The officers will support a daily 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift — something not previously done with the city’s bylaws department. The changes will lead to city staff eventually replacing private security now on

contract to patrol areas of Kamloops. PERUSING THE PLAN Housing, green space and the Tournament Capital program are among concerns of council as it examines progress of its official community plan. City of Kamloops planning manager Jason Locke recently provided an update

These news items can be read in full online at kamloopsthisweek.com to council on KamPlan, advising that multi-family housing continues to boom, sustainable transportation is on the rise and the number of new business licences is steadily growing, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of apartments and condominiums being built in the city is growing and the city surpassed targets for those types of housing units during the past five years. However, single-family and low-density multi-family units — duplexes, row houses, stacked townhouses and manufactured homes — are falling short of city targets.

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Q: What bottle of wine would you recommend as an introduction for someone who has never had wine and is looking to become more educated on all things vino? A: I would start someone out with a rose. Roses are very easy drinking and have a lovely fruitiness that isn’t overwhelming. Then

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we can move into white and make that big step into reds. Q: What makes British Columbia wine different from imports found on shelves of liquor stores? A: Buy local, shop local. It’s a product made right here in our home province and the VQA

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The pandemic has once again ruled out door-to-door sales of Girl Guide cookies and, once again, London Drugs is stepping up to help the organization. A distribution partnership with London Drugs has resulted in Girl Guide classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies being available exclusively at all stores in the province — including the outlet in Lansdowne Village in Kamloops — as well as online at londondrugs.com The cookie fundraiser, which is the largest source of fundraising support for non-profit Girl Guides programs across B.C., is set to bring in over $600,000 through the sale of 120,000 boxes of cookies at London Drugs stores. All sales will go directly to BC Girl Guides to support their ongoing programs

that empower girls and young women in the province. “Girl Guides teach adaptability and preparedness to handle unexpected situations with a sense of confidence and self-assuredness,” London Drugs president and CEO Clint Mahlman said in a release. “These are the same principles that have been critically important for all of us over the last year. “Whether you have close ties to the Girl Guides in your own family or not, by purchasing a box of cookies, you are helping build resiliency and future leaders in your community.” Funds raised will support Girl Guide programming at the local level, as well as inclusion resources and membership subsidies for girls with financial need. It will also support newly adopted initiatives to provide

safe outdoor, virtual and athome activities that keep guiding going regardless of what health conditions arise and provide essential connection for girls during the pandemic and beyond. “Now, more than ever, we need funding to keep girls connected with supportive peers and caring adult role models who mentor them during these unusual times,” said Diamond Isinger, provincial commissioner for Girl Guides of Canada. “Our non-profit guiding programs are fully volunteerpowered and rely on amazing support from our communities.”

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The BC Wildlife Park’s inaugural animal art exhibit and sealed auction is on until April 30. The unique pieces of art were created by the resident animals at the park. Using a non-toxic tempera paint on canvas or plexiglass, animals that participated used their paws, claws, noses, fur, quills, feet and, or sometimes, their entire bodies to create one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Each painting has This 16-foot cedar strip canoe was created by local veterinarian Dr. been uniquely named and Dave Sedgemen. It is valued at more than $2,600, with the starting bid at $1,200. includes a photo of the animal artist producing their creation (whenever created by Dr. Dave passes to the park. available). Sedgemen. To place a bid, one can All paintings have The canoe is filled with visit the park in person, been framed and stained fishing essentials, sponcall 250-573-3242 (extenblack with a custom frame sored in part by Surplus sion 0) or send an email to built by the park’s faciliHerby’s. The approximate Julie@bcwildlife.org. ties team. For example, retail value of the item is Shipping is available paintings by cougars more than $2,600. at the successful bidder’s Zoe and Kalamalka have The exhibit and sealed expense (excluding canoe). been framed by Heath auction will run until April All proceeds will go Card, using 100-year-old 30 in the BC Wildlife Park’s toward the hoofstock quarSaskatchewan barn board . theatre room. The highantine building. Additional sealed est bidder on each indiGo online to https:// auction items include a vidual piece will receive www.bcwildlife.org/apri16-foot handcrafted vinthe item and two complilupdate.htm to see the art tage cedar strip canoe, mentary day admission and auction items.


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George Johnson’s new book, Marisa and the Mountains, is now out. His first book, released in 2020, was How Hope Became an Activist. Another book, Sophia’s Secrets, is due out in 2022. It won the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association Children’s Story competition.

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The transition from the lush, green and relatively flat landscape of Southern Ontario to the mountains of B.C. and arid scenes surrounding Kamloops has inspired a new children’s book. Marisa and the Mountains is the latest from George Johnson, a professor at Thompson Rivers University. Johnson moved to the city in 1991 and was struck by the new environment that surrounded him. Marisa and the Mountains, his second children’s book, not only reflects Johnson’s own experience, but also that of his wife, Nina, and coincidentally, that of the book’s illustrator. The book, intended for children ages four to eight, tells the tale of a girl who lives deep in an unnamed mountain range. Although Marisa enjoys the slopes through tobogganing and riding her bike, going uphill is not her favourite activity. When an opportunity to visit her cousin Rosie in the Prairies comes about, Marisa is excited, but wonders how she’ll feel

about being away from her mountain home. When Johnson first came to the province, he took note of his new environment in Kamloops and other areas, such as Nelson, an Interior town nestled in a steep valley along Kootenay Lake. He noticed things such as how the sunlight was cut off earlier in the day and how shadows crawled across the land. He said it was that experience that led to the creation of the book and why he wanted to tell a story about how people can appreciate the environment that surrounds them. Chelsea O’Byrne, the book’s illustrator, likely found inspiration in her own story when coming up with the book’s visuals, having moved to Vancouver from Saskatchewan. Johnson said when he first saw the illustrations she had created, they weren’t what he’d imagined — but he loved them. “The Prairies became almost their own characters,” he said, recalling his first thoughts upon seeing O’Byrne’s work. Johnson’s writing for children has, so far, been focused on more progres-

sive topics and the author said he believes in the power of literature to create empathy. “I really think that’s true,” he said, noting the importance of creating stories children can relate to by portraying different experiences and exploring topics in the realm of social justice. His other work also reflects that. How Hope Became An Activist, published in 2020, is based on Johnson’s own work in activism. Upcoming books in that same series include How Avery Became an Environmentalist and How Ben Became a Food Bank Volunteer. Another book, Sophia’s Secrets, is due out in 2022. That work won him the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association Children’s Story competition. Marisa and the Mountains is available at online booksellers, including Chapters/Indigo and Amazon, as well as at local shops, including The Art We Are (downtown at 246 Victoria St.), the Smorgasbord Deli (downtown at Victoria Street and Seventh Avenue) and Chapters (in Aberdeen Village at Pacific Way and Hillside Drive).

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The annual Kamloops Community Trash Bash event will take place from April 15 to April 18. The event is the result of a partnership between the Thompson Rivers University sustainability office and the sustainability services department of the City of Kamloops. The objective of this year’s event is similar to last November’s — to encourage people to pick up litter anywhere in the community. In addition to the satisfaction of making Kamloops more beautiful, and helping to protect the environment, participants are

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last year due to the pandemic. As a result, the event in November and this week’s version — the 24th annual — were expanded to include the entire community. HOW THE EVENT WORKS In light of COVID-19, participants are encouraged to pick up trash with others in their bubble or by themselves. Participants are asked to practice physical distancing, wear a mask if they wish to do so and wash their hands properly during and after the event. People should wear gloves and should not pick up anything that makes them uncomfortable any reason, such as heavy items,

needles and broken glass. Please try to recycle any recyclable items, and put the rest in the garbage. PRIZE UP FOR GRABS For everyone who emails to register, there will be a draw prize every Friday until April 16, so the sooner one registers, the better the chances of winning! Each Friday, someone will win a $50 gift card to the TRU Bookstore. Special prizes from the four days of the event include: • Three prizes for the Most Bizarre Pieces of Trash Picked Up; • Most Trash Bashed (determined by seeing a picture of the

Screenwriter Ken Hegan has been like CBC, TSN and The Comedy Network. named the Thompson-Nicola Regional A recent production of his — Library’s screenwriter-in-residence for the Outrunners, a pandemic-themed comedy/ fall of 2021. thriller — was shot at various Kamloops Hegan, born and raised in Kamloops, has locales in late 2020. written for more than 20 TV series and speIn 2019-2020, Hegan was screenwriter$140 million dollar development cials that have been broadcast on networks in-residence at the Vancouver Public Library.

pile of trash picked up), with the winner being the team that has the biggest pile of trash picked up. Winner gets lunch at the TRU Culinary Arts Scratch Cafe; • Best Team Name. Come up with a fantastic team name (and “teams” of one person count) for a chance to win a prize pack for each teammate. Selfies are encouraged on event days and three more City of Kamloops prize packs will be awarded for the most beautiful backgrounds in the pictures. To participate, pledge to pick up any amount of trash on any of the four days and register by emailing sustain@tru.ca (include “Trash Bash” in the subject line).

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Do you have a home that looks like it stepped right out of the 1970s or early 1980s? If so, it could star in a feature film that is set to be shot in the Kamloops area. The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission is scouting for a feature film and is looking for a 1970s- or early 1980s-style home that has not been renovated. If you own a home in the Kamloops area with a kitchen that looks like the one in the above photo and would like to see it in a movie, email a couple of photos and contact information to tnfc@tnrd.ca. The homeowner of a house If you own a home in the Kamloops area with a kitchen that looks like this and would like to see it in a movie, email a couple of photos and contact information to tnfc@tnrd.ca.

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selected would be paid a location fee for the use of residence. CREW CALL Meanwhile, a feature film shooting in the Cache Creek/ Ashcroft area is looking for crew members to work from May 24 to June 4 The paid positions needed include craft services/catering, ADs, grip department, transport department, lighting, wardrobe and hair. Hotel and travel paid, plus day rate are negotiable. Those interested can email resumes or IMDB link to oceanreleasing@gmail.com and to maritamacarlson@ hotmail.com.

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A freshly rebuilt V12 engine belonging to a 1963 Ferrari!

May 1967 Kelowna Hill Climb

In honour of our anniversary, Franco’s will be celebrating by donating 1000 meals for Frontline workers on April 16th, 1-6 pm. Drive through-pick up. Thank you Kamloops for Supporting us over the years. Now let us give back.


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Franco on his way to Kelowna with his Ferrari Daytona - 1975 The very same Daytona in front of Torino Motors - 1976

Torino Motors (1972) Franco’s Auto (2021)

Above: Torino Motors sold Mercedes Benz, Volvo and BMW! Franco was also responsible for originally bringing BMW to Kamloops

A little unknown (to most) fact: Franco was the one responsible for bringing Honda to Kamloops way back in the 1970s!

On Friday, April 16 between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Colombo Lodge, Franco Annicchiarico and his team at Franco’s Auto Service will serve 1,000 Penne and Italian Sausage meals to frontline workers who have faced the COVID-19 pandemic head on. To order go to Franco’s Auto Service Facebook page and click the link!

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Staying with Step 3 for a while longer

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tep three, which I wrote about in the last column, deserves further consideration. This is due to the fact the entire 12-step program is based upon

belief. If belief cannot be found, it is difficult to complete this type of work. Smart recovery takes the concept of God out, so if the G-O-D word blocks you, perhaps consider this alternative path. What you believe is not dictated in 12 steps, only that you believe there is something more powerful than you. This is not difficult if you think about flying (not in a plane, but rather on your own willpower).

Gravity is more powerful than your wish to independently fly (again, without any assistance). No matter how powerful I am, there is no way I can make myself fly. For me, I only need to look at nature to know how limited my power actually is. I cannot will the trees to leave, the flowers to blossom or the wind to stop blowing. To date, no one has been able to stop their death when their number is up. We are powerless over many things, but tend to believe we are almighty, powerful beings who control every aspect around us. The founders of the program deliberately selected a pair of two-syllable words — “higher power” — when the simple onesyllable word, “God,” would have sufficed.

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In religion, deities such as Buddha, Jesus Christ, Allah and almighty God are identified as figures to be worshiped. The 12 steps consistently include the words “higher power” to clearly indicate you can believe what you wish, as long as the power is greater than you. For me, my higher power is energy. As I wrote last week, energy cannot be destroyed, it only changes forms. The entire universe operates upon energy — electrical impulses — with protons, neutrons, atoms and such. The words you speak travel as energy through the air into my ears, which are then translated into further energy in my brain. Belief is fundamental to all human beings. I do not understand many things, but this does not negate their existence. I cannot explain to you how electricity works, but this does not mean it does not exist. I believe there is a fundamental life force, an energy, that connects us all. It dictates and guides all living forms in an interconnected way — a spark from a match, igniting fire, and wood becomes ash, which becomes earth, supporting new life.

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. If you have a question you would like answered, email it to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. It is a neverending cycle. Children come into the world full of belief. Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy do not exist in their world without their belief. Somewhere along the way, this belief in magic is lost. My world is richer with belief. It means I am not alone. I can channel and harness power —- this “higher power” — but first I must be willing to believe. Life is incredible if only I believe.

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Here’s one last look at what should be the final flake of snow to have fallen in Kamloops this spring. The bold contrasts are courtesy the dusting of the white stuff the city received last Friday, nine days into April. If Environment Canada’s forecast is correct — and we dearly hope it is — we can finally put our parkas and tuques into storage as sunshine and highs in the mid-20s are expected through this week and into the weekend.


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KSO review: Dinner with Charlie Parker and Strings LESLIE HALL

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A renowned saxophone player accompanied by three best-inthe-business friends combined with an exquisite dinner is the latest Kamloops Symphony Orchestra creation. Bringing in the Cory Weeds Quartet came about through a connection and a cancellation. Cellist Doug Gorkoff made the connection and Weeds jumped at the chance to perform a concert he had earlier had to cancel. It was to commemorate 100

years since the birth of Charlie Parker, a pioneer of bebop style jazz with its distinctive rhythm and harmony. Parker started using a string orchestra in recording sessions begun 1949. The album became his legacy. In the KSO version, there is an oboe, harp and French horn. The oboe is a good match for the saxophone, as is Marea Chernoff’s style of play. Conductor Dina Gilbert was another good match, earning Weeds’ praise for her great energy. KSO made the decision early

in the season to use local technicians. Joy Factory did an excellent job with the filming. Lighting challenges were mastered by GK Sound, the concert’s sponsor, while audio was tackled by Perry’s Sound. As for the meal, those who took up the offer of a charcuterie plate prepared by chef David Tombs, plus choice of wine, will know how perfectly that contributed to a night to remember. Sliced meats, pate, several condiments (truffle aioli!) and four glorious cheeses were all nicely

boxed and labelled. On top of it all was a freshly baked French loaf. This could work as a standard offering so that on concert night, there’s no meal to make and hardly any clean up, it would be worth it at twice the price. Charlie Parker and Strings is available online until Saturday, May 8. Tickets are available from Kamloops Live Box Office. Note: The KSO website, at kamloopssymphony.com, now has a comprehensive guide for TV viewing.

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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

Marquee, acrylic, 12x16 in., by artist Mary Schofield.

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

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Chilcotin Dream, by Madison Baillie who loves to hike, camp, ski and explore British Columbia.

Fly Agaric, acrylic on paper, 16x20 in., by artist Patty Klohn.

I’m Fine, acrylic and oil, 12x12 in., by artist Nicole Joss.

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Assisted suicide: an admission of failure?

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was thinking about suicide. Not me, just the topic. Bill C-7 was recently passed by the Senate and given Royal Assent. It amended the previous law, Bill C-14 (2016), the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Act, to allow those who are not terminally ill to receive MAID. The most recent bill came about because two disabled (but not terminally ill) people in Quebec sued the government in order to receive MAID. They won their cases and the court ordered the government to amend Bill C-14 to allow assisted suicide for those who are suffering from disabling conditions. The bill also allows for those with mental illness, such as depression, to receive MAID, although there is a two-year moratorium to allow for the government to develop policy guidelines. The Bible records seven cases of suicide.

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Of those seven, one was a case of a requested (but denied) assisted suicide and, in another case, the requester was granted his wish to be killed. In addition, there are a number of passages where the individual was clearly in despair and wanted to die (Elijah, Jonah and David). Of the seven cases in scripture, only Samson’s suicide can be considered a “noble” act. He had been captured by the Philistines after Delilah cut his hair, the source of his immense strength.

They blinded Samson and had him chained inside their temple so they could all enjoy his humiliation. Samson called upon the Lord for one last gift of supernatural strength and pulled the support columns of the temple down, crushing hundreds of his tormenters. The other suicides generally follow humiliating defeats or poor moral choices. Ahithopel was an advisor to Absalom, King David’s brother. Absalom was plotting to oust David from the throne of Israel. Ahithopel gave him good advice, but Absalom ignored it and took the advice of another plotter. Absalom’s rebellion failed and Ahithopel knew he would likely be executed for treason, so he fled to his home and hanged himself. Zimri was one of the royal officials in the court of King Elah of Israel. He plotted against Elah and murdered him and every male member of his family. The majority of the

Israelite army supported Omri, named him King of Israel, then besieged the city of Tirzah, where Zimri was holed up. Zimri saw that the game was up and died by suicide by setting fire to the palace (self-immolation). He only reigned seven days. The most famous suicide in the New Testament was that of Judas, Jesus’ betrayer. After receiving the 30 pieces of silver, the price of his betrayal, he was filled with remorse. He tried to return the money, saying, “I have sinned for I have betrayed innocent blood.” After the chief priests refused to accept the returned money, he fled and hanged himself. The first king of Israel, Saul, fought a losing battle against the Philistines. He was wounded by Philistine arrows and told his armourbearer to run him through to prevent the enemy from capturing him alive. The armour-bearer refused, so Saul fell on his own sword. Then the armour-bearer

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Ramadan began on the evening of Tuesday, April 13, and ewill nd on the evening of Wednesday, May 12 midnight sun or polar night should follow the timetable of Mecca, it is common practice to follow the timetable of the closest country in which night can be distinguished from day. The spiritual rewards (thawab) of fasting are believed to be multiplied during Ramadan. Accordingly, Muslims refrain not only from food and drink, but also tobacco products, sexual relations and sinful behaviour, devoting themselves instead to salat (prayer) and recitation of the Qur’an. Many practising Muslims also perform additional prayers, especially at night, and attempt to recite the entire Qur’an. The prevailing belief among Muslims is that it was in the final 10 nights of Ramadan that the Qur’an was first revealed to

poison (it can’t really be called medicine because the intention is not to heal, but to cause death), they are violating the fifth commandment — “Thou shall not kill.” The medical profession’s primary operating rule — First do no harm — is ignored. It really is an admission of failure, that despite all the many excellent treatments and palliative therapies available, the medical profession is saying, “We join our patients in giving up and have no idea how to make their remaining days bearable.” That is sad. God’s word (in Proverbs) is very clear: Whoever finds me, finds life and receives favour from the Lord. But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.

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RAMADAN EXPLAINED Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community. A commemoration of Muhammad’s first revelation, the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts 29 to 30 days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next. Fasting from sunrise to sunset is obligatory (fard) for all adult Muslims who are not acutely chronically ill, travelling, elderly, breastfeeding, diabetic or menstruating. The pre-dawn meal is referred to as suhur and the nightly feast that breaks the fast is called iftar. Although fatwas have been issued declaring that Muslims who live in regions with a

followed his master’s lead and fell on his own sword. The only case of assisted suicide recorded in scripture is that of Abimelech. Abimelech was the child of a slave girl of Gideon. Gideon had 70 sons with his many wives and Abimelech killed all but one when he came to power. He was an extremely violent ruler and often slaughtered the entire populations of the towns he captured. After capturing one town, Thebez, the remaining citizens took refuge in a fortified tower in the middle of the city. A woman dropped a millstone on his head, cracking his skull. Abimelech said to his armour-bearer, “Kill me, so that they can’t say, ‘A woman killed him.’ His servant ran him through with his sword. Assisted suicide confronts those who are involved in it with very difficult moral choices. When a doctor or a nurse practitioner administers a lethal dose of

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Archaeology interest stories regularly appear in the news around the world when a captivating or unusual find is unearthed. Just recently, an article appeared in The Guardian titled, Welsh rabbits serve up prehistoric finds on tiny Skokholm Island. While digging a burrow, a family of rabbits inadvertently dug up prehistoric artifacts on a tiny island outside of Wales. The artifacts included a lithic (stone) artifact that is approximately 9,000 years old, as well as a shard of a bronze age burial urn approximately 3,750 years old. This type of story makes for a fascinating read and often piques the public’s interest in archaeology.

Because the items unearthed by the rabbits in this particular circumstance were of a certain style that could be attributed to date ranges almost 5,000 years apart, it highlights the use and occupation of this tiny island spanning millennia. This type of fortuitous archaeological site discovery is not uncommon, even in our backyard in Kamloops and surrounding area. Rabbits, reptiles, rodents and other small mammals often burrow through archaeological sites and, occasionally, artifacts are identified at the entrances to animal burrows and dens or within rodent mounds. Finding these items during an archaeological survey can be incredibly helpful. Most archaeology projects are related to proposed developments and involve multiple

stages of work. Typically, the first stage is a pedestrian survey of the entire proposed development by an archaeological team. This first stage may not be conducted under a Heritage Conservation Act permit, which means the archaeologists cannot dig shovel tests and screen the soil to search for buried artifacts (the typical way archaeological sites are discovered). Instead, the archaeological team surveys the terrain on foot and identifies areas to shovel test in the future, once a Heritage Conservation Act permit is obtained. While surveying the proposed development, the archaeological team carefully examines the ground to search for artifacts that may be visible on the surface or eroding out of subsurface exposures. Small

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mammal burrows and rodent mounds are carefully inspected, as these areas of recently overturned soils can potentially expose artifacts or buried cultural features, such as the remains of cooking hearths. Additional subsurface exposures are also examined, whenever present, during archaeology surveys such as tree throws, stream banks, road cut banks, and wildlife trail beds. The discovery of artifacts on the ground surface or in subsurface exposures during the early stages of a proposed development can facilitate project planning by identifying archaeological sites early on in the process. Natural subsurface exposures allow archaeologists a view under the ground surface without actually digging into it with a shovel. Archaeologists cannot col-

lect artifacts without a Heritage Conservation Act permit in hand. So, if artifacts are discovered in an animal burrow, they are recorded with a GPS unit, photographed and described, but ultimately left in place. There are archaeological sites exceeding 10,000 years of age in this region that are yet to be discovered. Rabbits, marmots, moles and the like can be helpful assistants in unearthing archaeological finds and providing us a glimpse beneath the ground surface and into the past. Phoebe Murphy is a Kamloops-area archaeologist. Interested in more? Go online to republicofarchaeology.ca. Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the Kamloops region.

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Matt Dunstone will begin play on Thursday at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Humpty’s Champions Cup.

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amloops resident Matt Dunstone has been holed up in his hotel room in Calgary since Saturday (April 10), isolating and awaiting COVID-19 testing results ahead of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Humpty’s Champions Cup. The event, the fifth of seven to take place inside the Calgary curling bubble, was slated to begin on Wednesday, but will not get underway until Thursday, the postponement a result of the delay in the finish of the 2021 BKT Tires and OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship. Four people from three teams tested positive for the virus last Friday during exit testing at the world championship, news that cast doubt on whether the remaining bubble events would proceed. No games were played on Saturday while mass testing was administered.

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The world championship continued and wrapped up on Sunday night, with Sweden defeating Scotland for its third straight title. Skip Dunstone and his teammates — third Braeden Moskowy, second Kirk Muyres and lead Dustin Kidby — are confident they are doing everything in their

power to stay safe. “We feel fine with everything that’s gone on,” Dunstone said. “We know how safe it can be. Sure, there was a bit of a slip up, but with three straight months of curling and all the different teams coming in and out, to think there wasn’t going to be slip up, you would

be kidding yourself.” Dunstone spoke to KTW on Monday. On Tuesday, the test results that delayed the world championship were deemed false positives by Alberta Health. Team Dunstone was in the Calgary curling bubble in March at the Tim Hortons Brier, finishing third for the sec-

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Waters to swim for dream Dunstone, Gushue in Draw 1 MARTY HASTINGS

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Patrick Waters has a time in mind, a mark he may have to eclipse to realize his sporting dream. The 35-year-old swimmer from Kamloops wants to touch the wall in under 71 seconds in the men’s SB9 100-metre breaststroke event at the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials, which are scheduled to run from May 24 to May 28 in Toronto. There will be no heats and no lead-up swims — just one race to get it done. “You get one shot,” Waters said. “You need to compete and be prepared to swim fast.” The “SB” in SB9 stands for breaststroke for swimmers with varying disabilities. Swimming classifications are scaled from one

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to 10, with one being the most severely physically impaired. Waters is a former national-level, able-bodied swimmer who was introduced to parasport after a congenital birth defect — hip dysplasia — necessitated surgery to restructure both of his hip sockets in 2012. He was also born with a drop foot. The changes in his hips shifted his pelvis and fractured a vertebrae in his back, later requiring another surgery. After a fusion in his back and

more than a dozen pins were placed in his hips, the road to recovery was long. Stakes are high for Waters, who fell about two-tenths of a second shy of qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The father of three contemplated retiring from competitive swimming after falling short of Rio, but decided to return to the pool and chase the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, which were postponed to this summer due to the pandemic. Waters won two medals at the 2019 U.S. Paralympics National Swimming Championships in Dallas, Tex. — gold in the 100-metre breaststroke in the SB9 category and silver in the men’s medley relay. See WATERS, A35

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The Regina-based quartet will also compete next week in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Princess Auto Players’ Championship. World team rankings determine which teams are granted access to the big-money Grand Slam events. Prize purses of $105,000 and $175,000 are up for grabs at the Champions Cup and Players’ Championship events, respectively. The reward for winning both is about $70,000 — $30,000 for the Champions Cup and $40,000 for the Players’ Championship. How would Dunstone spend his cut? “I treated myself to a Playstation 5 after the Brier,” Dunstone said with a laugh. “One treat for myself and one treat for me and Erin [girlfriend Erin Pincott]. Give and take. Maybe help pay off the mortgage a little bit quicker. I know Erin might like that one a little bit better.” Dunstone and his teammates have not seen the ice since they watched Brendan Bottcher crush

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their national championship hopes with last-rock heroics in the Brier semifinal. “The last time on the ice, I was praying that Bottcher wasn’t going to make that angle-raise,” Dunstone said. “But two-and-a-half weeks off isn’t going to change a whole bunch. We’re feeling like we should be as sharp as ever.” Bottcher and his Alberta squad won the Brier and represented Team Canada at the worlds, but fell short of the semifinal round. The Playstation 5 should help time pass a little quicker, as Dunstone champs at the bit for his Draw 1 matchup against Brad Gushue on Thursday. “We love playing them,” said Dunstone, who got the better of Gushue in round-robin play at the Brier in the most recent matchup between the teams. “We’ve had some good battles and played them in a lot of big games. They’ve been one of the best teams in the world over the last four or five years. I expect another good one. It always seems to come down to last rock with them.”

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I had an active week, with three tennis matches and a 10K run from Valleyview Arena on a gorgeous, crisp Sunday morning. After five decades of life, I happily discovered the unique and apparently universal concept of post-workout stretching,” so for the first time in weeks my knees don’t feel like I’m Bobby Orr after a Saturday night double-header. RunClub has been a great way to get to know neighbourhoods from street level, a terrific chance to get to know our city a little more personally. Themes for the week were “cross-training” and “emotional fitness.” I’ve never been much of a cross-trainer, preferring dogged commitment to a single activity or muscle group until one area of my body feels like the dried-up, burned-out engine in my old ’75 Valiant. We’re so fortunate in Kamloops to have so many different activity options to fuel the different parts of our exercise rosters (note to self: In the next week, let’s try yoga, mountain biking and a little weight lifting). We’re all on the emotional pandemic roller-coaster. The past two weeks have seemed the hardest, strangely, with the social-media badinage about appropriate behaviour and vaccine envy reaching, well, pandemic proportions. It’s a tough hill we’re all on and we’re on it together. Let’s try to take Coach Arjun’s sage advice about running up the hill on Vicars Road — small steps, stay on your toes, keep your heads up and remember to breathe. And, if you need to, don’t be afraid to take it slow and enjoy the view.

Robin Sharma says that “small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.” I’m a recovering all or nothing person. Previously when I would commit to getting healthier, I’d make “all” the lifestyle changes at once, only to slingshot back over to the “nothing” end of the spectrum and land in a spectacular fog of nachos and Netflix. I have come to realize that my daily improvements could be small, even minuscule. On Sunday morning, our inspiring coaches led us from Valleyview Arena to Orchards Walk and back for a distance of just over seven kilometres. Yep, our 5K Bold team is actually training for an 8K — bold move, coaches. Had I known the true distance before signing up, my inner couch potato would have talked me out of it. But these past six weeks have prepared me for today. Adding just 30 seconds of running each week has given me a whole new appreciation for my body and its abilities. Boogie is about hope, health and heart. I met with Jo Berry last week and saw her deep commitment to helping our community thrive and flourish. As the volunteers and organizers pivoted once again to hold virtual space to for us to come together (apart) next week, the best way we can repay them is to participate, by getting outside, moving our bodies, donating and hanging posters in our windows. Small daily improvements lead to stunning lives — and stunning lives lead to a stunning community.

I’m in Week 6 of the spring clinic of RunClub and I’m so proud of myself. When first beginning this RunClub journey, I had no idea what to expect and it’s been a rewarding experience thus far. I’m feeling better about myself, I feel more focused and I have more positivity in my days. I am very thankful for having the courage to take that first step with RunClub because if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be where I am today. And I feel like I can now officially describe myself as a runner on my online dating profiles! I’m not running because I joined RunClub. I’m running because I enjoy it. I feel like that’s a success. Earlier this week, I learned the valuable lesson of making sure to stay hydrated and to always have a bottle of water handy. This past week in RunClub, we upped the goal of our runs so that we’re engaging our bodies more. I didn’t bring a water bottle for the run — instant regret. I was so thirsty that when the run was over, I tore apart my car, found a two-day-old bottle of water and chugged it like I was back in college. It was stale, but I have no regrets. Now I keep a cute, purple bottle of water on me at all times. Stale car water works in a pinch, but the bar has to set higher than that. We are growing closer to the 8 Days of Boogie this month and I’m excited to see how I do with that 5K run and what I’ll feel like once the RunClub spring training is all wrapped up.

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Walking is just as great as running. Proper walking form includes relax; arms swinging at the hips. Pace yourself and vary your pace.

The time on your feet is now more than five kilometres. Congrats — you got this. Start to strategize your pace going out (2.5km) and coming back (2.5km).

You are now at the 10K mark — congrats. Next week is your longest run of the Boogie program. Then it’s taper time.

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The longest run of your program is now complete — congrats! It is time to taper back your running and let the body prepare, build and rest. The goal is to get to the Boogie start line feeling amazing.

2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 6 times. Total 60 minutes. 2) Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes. Repeat 7 times. Total 70 minutes.

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t’s wild how much things can change in just one day. We all know this, especially due to the past 12 months. Last week, I wrote about the plan for a very small four-people-at-a-time event. That next morning , we decided to cancel the live event due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases. Things were changing quickly, so Boogie did, too. Healthy living is about making decisions that are safe, confident and always for the greater good. For this runner, change is part of life. To understand, there has been a lot of running this past year — about 70 kilometres a week. Not everyone gets how restorative and healing running is. They think it’s all heavy breathing and muscle aches, but we runners know it’s so much more. I can have fabulous runs and tough ones, but I always feel better, more grounded and clearer after a run than before it. So, I run on. And I bike on. And I hike on. Because, well, just because. Running is fun and survival for me. It’s the one thing that helps me feel normal. I will continue to run through any temperature, in all seasons and I never care how far or how fast. I do care how it makes me feel and find that life, even during a global crisis, can have more perspective after a run. During my runs, I stop for a gratitude prayer and say, “Thank you for my health, the outdoors and strength of my body, mind and spirit.” Boogie is much more than an event. Boogie is a feeling, a lifestyle, a community. It is love, passion, energy and change. We hope you’ll join us in the virtual 8 Days of Boogie from April 18 to April 25. Movement is Change.

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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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

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Coming Events Advertisements should be read on the first publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertising shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement.

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For Sale - Misc 5hp Briggs rototiller. Runs good. $195. 250679-3565.

For Sale - Misc 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.

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

Pets

Ladies Callaway golf bag, cart, clubs, balls etc. $125. 250-376-4737

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Pressure washer $175. Battery charger $150. 48” table saw. $200. Angle grinder $125. 250-3748285.

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Major Trees 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.

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

Oak Whiskey barrel. Whole $150 - half $75 for planters. 250-320-9215.

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Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000/obo 250-3766607.

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Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650.

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Apartments / Condos for Rent

Sofa bed makes into double bed. Gold in colour. $250. 250-554-1599.

Logan Lake bachelor suites 30mins to hospital. $600/mo. includes internet, hydro, partially furnished. Gord 250-5239433.

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Antiques

Free: Grey 3pc. Chesterfield like new, adjustable headrest, elec power seats. You pick-up. 250374-1011.

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Wrought iron beds $300/each. High chair $30. Cedar Hope Chest $400. Rocking chair $150. Oak dresser with mirror $475. 250-3728177.

Art & Collectibles 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 “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

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Resort for Sale

RESORT FOR SALE 2.6 ac. 1/2 hr. to Kamloops 42 Long Term Suites. 130 Seat Bar & Grill Food Truck. 4000 sq. ft. Owners Suite. 2 blocks to town centre. High School next door. Doctor, Golf Course, Ice Arena. Price & Options on Web.

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Furniture

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.

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

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

PRESTIGE

Free: Shoprider Scooter. You pick-up. 250-3766607.

Queen size box spring with frame. $20. 250-5731105. 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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Garage Sales

Houses For Rent

WESTSYDE Moving Sale: Sat/Sun, April 17/18th. 9am-4pm. 638 Cooper Place.

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

BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR

REIMER’S FARM SERVICE

250-838-0111 Handyperson

Handyperson

No Job Too Small. Friendly Service. 15 years exp. Guaranteed. References.

DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Renovations, Painting, Flooring, Drywall, Bathrooms, Electrical (Red Seal) & more 778-999-4158

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Handyperson Handyman for hire. One call for all your handyman needs. Carpentry, drywall, painting, renovations and more Free Estimates. Blaine 250-8516055.

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.

Renos & Home Improvement Renovations on construction, complete interior and exterior projects. Free estimates. 250-2626337.

Security

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$1250 - 3 lines or less BONUS (pick up only): • 2 large Garage Sale Signs • Instructions

Based on 3 lines 1 Issue.. . . . . . . $1638

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AUCTION Starts Closing

Sat April 17 9AM Huge Selection of Items

JEWELLERY/COINS/BILLS: Gold & Diamond Necklace w/over $6,000.00 Local Appraisal, Gold & Diamond Rings, Cased Coin Sets, Bills, Plus More!! ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES: Dining Room Suite, Drop Front Desk, Upholstered Chairs, China & Crystal, Clocks, Oil Lamps, Boma & Wolf Figurines, Paintings & Prints, Tin Toys, Train Cars, Steam Engines, Crocks, Native Baskets, Native Carved Masks, Bayonets, Seagull Outboard Motor, Plus More!! FURNITURE/ELECTRONICS/APPLIANCES: Bedroom Suites, Electric Recliner, Roll Top Desk, Bar/Kitchen Island, Stools, Stoves, Stereos, Bar Fridge, Turntables, Guitar, Plus More!! 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT - 7,596 km, 2009 Pontiac Vibe, 2002 Dodge Caravan, 1993 GMC Safari Van, 1987 Ford 21’ Cube Van w/Hydraulic Tailgate RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT: 3 Large Ice Cream Dipping Freezers, 20 qt Mixer w/Grinder Attachment, 6 Burner Single Oven Gas Range, Stainless Sink w/Sprayer & Runoff, Uprite Cooler, Butcher Boy Meat Bandsaw, Pan Racks, Garland Tilting Pot Cookers, ATM Machine, Plus More!! TOOLS/MISC.: Compressors, Generator, Chainsaws, Sandblast Cabinet, Makita Corded & Cordless Hand Tools, Milwaukee Hand Tools, Winch, Drill Press, Laser Level, Scaffolding Wheels, Chiminea Backyard Fireplace, 3 Heated Tubs, Multi-Purpose & Ext Ladders, Weed Trimmers, Hand Held Radios, Booster, Slab Wood, Plus More!! SPORTING GOODS: Over 20 Bikes, Electric Treadmill, Golf Clubs, Water Skis, Wake Board, Binoculars, Fiberglass 12’ Boat, Oars, 4 Outboard Boat Motors, Fishing Rods, Crab Traps, Pellet Rifle, Paintball Guns, New Buck Knives, Plus More!!

VIEWING:

Thurs/Fri (April 15 & 16) - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday April 17 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bid Online or Absentee Bids Accepted 3311 - 28 Avenue • Subject to additions & deletions

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Boats Elec boat loader by Dovetail. $1900. 10ft. fiberglass 2-man fly fisher c/w oars, elec motor, loading wheels. $1200. 250-679-3565.

RVs / Campers / Trailers 2000 Adventurer Camper 8ft. New HWT, pump, battery, solar panel, skylight. $12,500. 250-299-9076.

2002 Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider. Dual Exhaust, windshield, backrest. 86,500kms. $7,500. 250-318-2428.

2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 HD. w/1994 11ft. camper. $14,500/both. 778-2207372.

Automotive Tires

Classes & Courses HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. May 8th and 9th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L May 2nd Sunday. P r o f e s s i o n a l outdoorsman and Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

Motorcycles

2006 HD Blue Dyna Low Rider. 23000kms. Mint condition. $10,000.00. Call 250-851-1193

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

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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.


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1986 Bronco 2 4x4. 5spd, lots of repairs done. Project on-going. $2,400. 250-679-3565. 4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $590 Call 250-319-8784.

Utility Trailers 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD. Fully loaded. 5 passenger 2 row seating. C/W winters on rims, trailer hitch. 249,000kms. $9,500.00 250-319-5911

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

All aluminum cargo trailer 7ftx14ft. $12,000/firm. Like new. 250-719-3539.

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 w/photo) $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)

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Legal / Public Notices

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.

Justin Dewar Kevin Bone Riss Ingalls Kevin Bone

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PUBLIC NOTICE

WHEREAS DUKE GROS IS INDEBTED TO SUNVALLEY CONTAINERS FOR FEES WHICH OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN PAID, ARE STILL UNPAID, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PROPERTIES CONTAINED WILL BE SOLD TO PAY FOR THE OUTSTANDING DEBT, PLUS COSTS ON THE FOLLOWING CONTAINERS:

PROPOSED TELUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY 48.1-METER TALL SELF-SUPPORT TOWER STRUCTURE

In the amount of $9731.60, two weeks from the date of this notice on April 28, 2021 at 1021 Ricardo Road, Kamloops, BC 250-374-5555

PROPOSED STRUCTURE: As part of the public consultation process required by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD), TELUS is inviting the public to comment on a proposed telecommunications facility consisting of a 48.1-meter tall self-support tower and ancillary radio equipment situated on private land at 4597 Harrison Road, Pritchard, BC.

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Gateway Storage

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.

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of 231 Andover Crescent, Kamloops BC is taking lean action against PHIL MCLENNAN. If the sum of $940.00 is not paid in full as of April 30, 2021 the stored item will be sold to recover the debt. Don Buller - Buller Trailer Sales 231 Andover Crescent, Kamloops BC. 250-573-3222

COORDINATES: 50.668697, -119.789631 ANY PERSON may comment by close of business day on May 24th, 2021 with respect to this matter. TELUS CONTACT: Further information can be obtained by contacting: Brian Gregg, SitePath Consulting Ltd. 2528 Alberta Street, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3L1 Email: briangregg@sitepathconsulting.com

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Notice of Woodlot Licence Plan Amendment 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.

Take notice that the following Woodlot Licence Plan Amendment has been prepared.

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Vans 1997 Ext GMC Savana 3500. Work ready service van and tools avail. $9,500. 236-565-4767.

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Kamloops # recruitment agency

Employment Home Support Worker Required for unique in-home care. Must have Drivers License. F/T - $285.00 per shift Falkland: 250-3069445 Training provided. Covid 19 free environment.

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In Loving Memory of Term Equipment Operator II Position Applications will be received by the undersigned until Monday, April 19, 2021 for the position of Temporary Equipment Operator II. This position will be for a 5month period.

Kevin Hussey December 28, 1966 – April 13, 2013

The temporary Equipment Operator II is required to operate all Class II Equipment which includes all light duty vehicles (without air brakes) and riding lawnmowers. This position will also be involved in all facets of Public Works Department duties including parks maintenance, road and sidewalk maintenance, fence line repairs, water and sewer system maintenance, general facility and equipment cleanup, and other duties as from time to time assigned. Job Qualifications: Grade XII or equivalent, Class 5 BC Driver’s License, ability to work productively with minimal supervision, good mechanical aptitude. This temporary position is 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm). The 2021 wage rate for this position as per CUPE Local 900 Collective Agreement is $32.13 per hour. Anticipated start date is May 3, 2021. For further details on this position and qualifications, please contact the undersigned below (email preferred). A job description is available on our website at: http://www.loganlake.ca/career-opportunities

Wade Archambault, Director of Public Works and Recreation, District of Logan Lake, PO Box 190 | Logan Lake BC, V0K1W0 warchambault@loganlake.ca P: 250-523-2755

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WEBBER LAW

Seeking a Full-time permanent Payroll Administrator/Accountant to work in our Kamloops office, reporting to the Controller. This position is responsible for running payroll and administering benefits for a unionized environment, other tasks include; journal entries, bank and account reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Candidates must have: • Data entry with a focus on payroll, utilizing customized accounting software. • Excellent and accurate written and verbal communication skills are essential. • At least two years of Payroll/accounting experience a must.

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Iolanda Guido

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Our minds still talk to you and our hearts still look for you but our souls knows you are at peace.

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One year ago on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 the light of our world darkened as we released you into the loving arms of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We know you are in a much better place now and heaven shines much brighter now because of your presence there. You are our Special Shining Angel watching over us and we miss you immeasurably.

Iolanda my Wife, 10 years have passed.

We will always hold you in our hearts until we can hold you in our arms again in heaven.

Iolanda you are dearly loved and missed by your family.

Loved forever by Wayne, son Brock, daughter-in-law Tiffany, grandsons Thorin and Crispin and countless relatives and friends.


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Victor Patrick (Paddy) Loring March 17, 1942 - March 31, 2021

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Paddy. He passed peacefully into spirit at the Royal Inland Hospital with his family at his side. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. He will forever be carried in the hearts of his loving wife of 46 years, Mary, his son Vance (Kim), his daughter Storrm (Sean), and his six grandchildren Danielle, Mya, Mackenzie, Alia, Elizabeth, and Jaxson, as well as many nieces, nephews, and good friends. He is also survived by his sisters Janet (Alf), Kathy (Cliff) and his brother Devery. Paddy was predeceased by his parents, Vic and Myrtle Loring, his brother Cliffy and sisters-in-law Marlene and Sandra and his first family - wife Barbara, children Ricky and Shelly. Paddy was born and raised in Lytton. It was there that he developed his love of fastball and hunting. The most precious things and passions in his life were his family and sports. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. You could hear his loud voice on the soccer pitch or on the bleachers cheering on his grandchildren. His was the loudest and proudest voice! He was proud of their triumphs and deeply shared in all aspects of their lives. He was an avid Chicago Black Hawks fan, evidence by his loud coaching comments and cheering during games. Each year he cheered for the American Jr. Mens Hockey Team and he was ecstatic when they beat Canada for the Gold Medal earlier this year. His love for gatherings began early in Kamloops where their home was always full with family and friends enjoying good food, games, and celebrations. Paddy believed in community and was always striking up conversations with neighbours and those he met along the way. Paddy loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, especially with his son. He also enjoyed gardening with Mary, and they generously shared their bounty with family and friends. Paddy enjoyed a 40 year career as a meat cutter with Safeway. He started work in Penticton in 1964, and after stints in Vernon, Kelowna, Prince Rupert, and Prince George he moved to Kamloops where he cut meat at the downtown Safeway from 1973 to closing and he spent the latter part of his career at the North Shore Safeway until he retired in 2004. Paddy’s love of sports brought him much enjoyment and after his playing days, he volunteered for years at the annual Kamloops International Bantam Hockey Tournament, Kamloops International Baseball Tournament, numerous bonspiels, umpired Men’s Fastball, and coached Minor Baseball. He loved coaching and helping kids grow their passion for sports.

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It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Michiye (Mich) Sawada on April 7, 2021. She will be greatly missed by her sisters Tomi Wakabayashi of Kamloops, Kaz Kitamura (Tak) of Quesnel, Fumiye (Hisao) Yamada of Japan and sister-in-law Kathy Yamada as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

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Mich was predeceased by her husband Dick, father Shintaro Yamada, mother Kikuye Yamada, brother Sho Yamada, sisters Sumi Yamada, Nobuye (Kozo) Tatsumi of Japan and brother-in-law Tom Wakabayashi.

Each loss is very different, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear?

Mich was born at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC on April 5, 1944. She attended Fruitlands Elementary School, North Kamloops Jr./Sr. High where she graduated. She started employment with Household Finance, then in 1967 took a year off to tour Great Britain and Europe with her childhood friend. On her return she continued working with a private financial institute and later the Royal Bank of Canada both on the North Shore and Main Branch where she retired in 2000. Mich and Dick were married in 1977. She was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed basketball, bowling, skiing, curling and golfing. She had season tickets for many years watching the Kamloops Junior Oilers and Blazers. Mich and Dick loved camping and fishing, then the golf bug took hold which led to numerous camping/golf trips in the Okanagan, Kootenays, Spokane and Bellingham areas every summer with their family and friends. Upon retiring during the winter they also took golfing vacations to Thailand, Florida, Palm Springs, Mesa/Gilbert (Arizona) and Mexico. Mich was generous, kind, loyal and affectionate to everyone. In 2016, she suffered a stroke. She resided at Kamloops Seniors Village for the past 3 years and spent her final days at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice. A special thank you to all the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops Seniors Village and Pine Grove Care Centre.

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Now my life is all confused Since you went away. You took a part of me And for help I daily pray. But when God sent you to me He never said that you were mine, That I could keep you always – Only borrowed for a time. Now, He’s called you home, I’m sad and I shed tears. Yet I’m glad He loaned you to me And we had these many years.

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Ronald Ivan Mackie It is with immense sadness that the family announces his passing April 2, 2021 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He died at home surrounded with love. Ron was born September 3, 1948 in Kamloops, BC.

Ron worked for Canada Safeway in Kamloops and transferred to Nanaimo with his young family. Working for a number of years with Safeway in Nanaimo he left and started his own distributor business until retiring. He then dabbled in insurance, boat sales and cooking.

May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of despair

I never dreamed you’d go away, Never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here Took for granted each tomorrow.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

We would like to thank the many people who took special care of Paddy during his long illness, especially Dr. Finch of the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, Dr. Gabriel of the Royal Inland Hospital Cancer Clinic, and his family doctor, Dr. Swarts.

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Good times we had together, The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared.

Koden and flowers gratefully declined. Donations can be made in her memory to the BC Cancer Society, Kamloops Japanese Canadian Association, Kamloops Buddhist Temple or a charity of your choice.

Devoted loving husband of Lynne, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in February. Loving father to son Rob (Lauren) and daughter Trisha, grandchildren Cedar and Oscar.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions a celebration of Paddy’s life will be held in the future in the family’s backyard when we can all gather together again.

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Paddy was an incredible human being! He was loud, proud, and loving towards those he cherished. He loved family traditions including birthdays and holiday celebrations. He was a great sport and loved to dress up for his birthday on Saint Patrick’s Day! His smile and loud voice would ensure the room was lively and fun filled. Family meant everything to him and it showed each and every day.

In lieu of flowers, please live and love as Paddy did, by affirming your love to one another each and every day. Those who wish to make donations in Paddy’s memory may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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He then moved to Montreal with his wife to be near his grandchildren. Unfortunately shortly after arriving he was diagnosed with lymphoma. He took great pleasure in building a shed and fixing up the backyard and home before he became too ill to continue. Special thanks to the professional and excellent care received at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Shustik and nurse Brigette and the chemo nurses. A sincere thanks to the CLSC palliative care team. Special thanks to Maude Dufour and Dr. Genevieve Ferdais and to Nova Homecare nurses Helen and Emmanuel. There will be a small private family celebration of life in Montreal at a later date.

Viola McDonell

April 20, 1921 - March 31, 2021 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Viola McDonell. Mom was born in Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Almost 100 years ago. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, in 1998. As a longtime Kamloops resident, she was raised on the family ranch on Robbins Range and as a young woman moved to Kamloops where she met and married Dad. There, they together raised their family. She will be lovingly remembered by her five children Ron (Peggy), Lynne, Bryan, Holly and Tammie (Rick), eight grandchildren and twelve greatgrandchildren. Mom spent many hours volunteering her time with the Royal Canadian Legion, The Women’s Institute, and at school functions. As a couple Mom and Dad also enjoyed Square Dancing. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com


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Janette Cooper

May 22, 1940 - April 1, 2021 Mom left us peacefully after fighting a short battle with lung cancer or as mom called it “The Big C”. She will be sadly missed by her five children Terry (Joanne), Doug (Kathy), David (Glenna), Luanne (Jeff) and Cheryl, her ten grandchildren Michael, Lindsay (Matt), Cory (Sam), Sara (Chris), Danny, Kate (Russ), Christopher (Sara), Amanda, Todd (Ji) and Ashley plus her fourteen great-grandchildren, her two sisters Elaine Warren and Donna Clough. She goes to join her soulmate Don McMillan, her mother Alice Stephenson and her sister Doreen Hockey. She will be remembered by her very special friends at Blossom Park that were her life line for the past 18 years. She will also be missed dearly by her extended family in Barriere. Mom was born in Trail, BC and moved to Louis Creek, BC at the age of three. She grew up in the Louis Creek/Barriere area and married Jim Cooper in 1956. Mom was proud to declare that she was a “Home-Maker” although she did work out of the house as a sales clerk at times. Mom was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and her later years joined the Red Hats Society. She lived in Barriere, Williams Lake, Calgary and lastly moved to Kamloops in 2003 the year of the Big Fires in the Thompson-Okanagan. Mom believed that the “Best things in Life are Free”. Spending time with family and friends was the biggest joy in her life. On the top of her list were her visits to Barriere and Kelowna. She spoke of sitting at home alone envisioning the wonderful occasions she had experienced with everyone. She took comfort in posting photos of all her children, grandchildren and greats on every cupboard, wall and mantle in her home. Her neighbours called her home the “House of Love”. Family celebrations will not be the same without the buckets and tins of mom’s homemade cookies and tarts. She boasted that she would go through 10 lbs of butter and 50 lbs of flour in a Christmas. She took delight in sending and delivering care packages to all. Mom was a good cook, passing on recipes to many although some were difficult to translate with notes like, “depends on what I have in the fridge” or “I just wing it”. She lived vicariously in all her children and grandchildren. She was proud of their family values, their work ethics, their accomplishments and their respectful nature. She was a good listener, but she could talk your ear off too. She affectionately used silly old fashioned sayings like “Quicker than a shit house minute” which got a laugh from many of grandchildren. Mom was an avid gardener. She was dedicated to her fabulous colorful flower gardens. Those that knew mom will remember her fondness for hummingbirds and angels and the many decorative ways she showcased them. Mom knew all the best buys on the shopping channel, she had a penchant for murder mysteries, enjoyed a good curling game and was entertained by CNN’s accounting of Trump and the world news. No Service at this time. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomasse, the staff at Kamloops Hospice and the home care workers from Interior Health. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

By Helen Steiner Rice

GIVE LAVISHLY LIVE ABUNDANTLY 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.

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Frank George Scott We wish to announce the gentle passing of our brother, Frank George Scott, age 71, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his home, the Kamloops Seniors Village, Kamloops. Frank had in recent years suffered the ever declining effects of dementia. Predeceased by his parents John (Jack) and Joan Scott, he leaves his siblings - Mary Scott Huffman of Vancouver; John Scott (Laurie) of Burnaby; twin David Scott (Bonnie) of New Westminster; and Jill Plaizier (Henry) of Peace River. He is also survived numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grandnephews. Born in Prince Rupert, Frank lived his entire life in BC. He was born with the unusual combined disabilities of hydrocephalus and spina bifida at a time where research was not as helpful as today. At that time, it was the generosity of the Shriners providing funding for needed operations that gave Frank the opportunity he took on whole-heartedly to live a full life. He was something of a miracle to live into his 70s and his family feels it was the gracious community acceptance of his differences that allowed him to pursue an adult life fully and proudly independently. Frank was fiercely independent and lived on his own his entire adult life. He was a fixture in Kamloops Farmers’ Market, downtown Victoria Street, Riverside Park, and the evening Summer Concert in the Park. His trademark Canadian and BC flags behind his wheelchair and his large Stetson hat were often seen, just before he engaged any and all in conversation. good cheer, and a look at his collection of photographs. His younger years in Kaslo and Birch Island were rich and active - a wonderful experience as the smaller community embraced him as one of their own, without fear or prejudice of his differences. His most enjoyed and loved activity was swimming, especially in Dutch Lake and Little Shuswap, where the shackles of disability slipped off and he was equal to his peers. His love of whales and their environs was understandable. Frank had some wonderful trips with his sisters - notably a cruise to Alaska that included a ride on the White Pass and Yukon railway and a trip to Vancouver Island and Long Beach, Tofino. Frank spent 2 memorable Christmases with all his family in Peace River, Alberta and Ft. St. James, BC. He loved the Christmas hay ride! Always interested in his community, Frank spent years as a Sunshine phone contact to seniors living alone, he organized a crib tournament for residents of Ponderosa Lodge, and worked in the confectionary there. His legacy stands tall - He never let his disability become who he was. His family cherishes the gift of his life meshing so lovingly with theirs.

Frankie, you ain’t heavy, you’re my brother. God Bless You. We particularly wish to thank the staff of Kamloops Seniors Village and the wonderful service of Dr. Chip Bantock, who led Frank to freely enjoy a life of risk and happiness. Cremation with no service at this time. The family will hold a Celebration of Frank’s life later this summer. Memories and condolences may be left at: www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Jean McEwan It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jean McEwan in Kamloops, BC at the age of 93 on March 22, 2021. Jean was predeceased by her husband Jack McEwan and her daughter Laurie McEwan. Jean is survived by her sisters Betty Vernon and Dorothy Reedman and their families, son Bill (Dolly) McEwan, and grandchildren Dean (Carmen) Schiavon, Jacqui Tourand, and Jasmine McEwan. A loving mother, grandmother, and friend, Jean found happiness in having friends and family over for coffee, lunches, and dinners. She loved baking and making sure her grandchildren were fed. She often made an “extra” pie at holidays, so everyone got to take home leftovers. She also loved to spoil her dog and made sure to go for her weekly hair appointment, rain or shine. She loved playing solitaire and crosswords, but also enjoyed playing dice with her grandchildren. Her garden was her pride and joy, as was the giant maple tree in the front yard. Jean was loved very much by her family and friends and will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to kindly make a donation to the Kamloops BC SPCA. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

1934 ~ 2021

Ray was born on the family farm in Vonda, Saskatchewan on March 18, 1934. For the last 50 years, Ray called Kamloops home. He passed away on April 9, 2021 at the age of 87 years, surrounded by his loving wife Patricia and son Darin. Ray will also be remembered by his son Kevin; his brother Don (Marg) and many, many friends. Ray belonged to IBEW Local 993 for over 50 years as a journeyman welder. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and helping others. Ray was a kind, caring and loving man. He loved his dogs, Roxie and Lasie. Ray had lots of friends and enjoyed coffee with the “Retired Boys” twice a week.

I am standing stan tandin tan dingg upon din upon the th seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is on object of beauty & strength & I stand & watch her, until at length, she is only a speck of white cloud just wheret he seas & sky meet and mingle with each other. Then someone at my side exclaims, “There, she’s gone!”

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Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large as she was when she left my side & just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of her destination. Her diminished size is in me, not her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says she is gone, there are other eyes watching for her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout “There she comes!”.

THE TIME IS NOW If you are ever going to love me, Love me now, while I can know The sweet and tender feelings Which from true   Love me now         I’m gone

Frank was born January 23, 1932, in Koslin, Germany. Eager for adventure and a better life, he and his brother came to Canada at age 23 and settled in Kamloops, BC. Trained as an upholsterer in Germany, Frank found work with City Auto Trim and Upholstery and eventually opened his own business, Trent Upholstery. He married Martha Flemke in 1958, and together they lived on Caroline Street in Brocklehurst for 23 years. In 1973 he closed his business and began working for Gulf Oil as an operator. When the company closed the refinery unit in 1983, Frank accepted a transfer to the Edmonton refinery and moved his family to Sherwood Park, Alberta, where he and Martha lived on Village Lane for 33 years. After retiring in 1997, he filled his days with woodworking and furniture making. His exquisite wooden models of moving mechanical devices and vehicles of all kinds are treasured by family. Frank and Martha celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2008, a memorable event attended by friends and family from across BC and Alberta. In celebration of their life together, Frank gave a moving tribute expressing his love of Martha. With the power of his gentle and loving words, he left not a dry eye in the room. It was clear to all Frank considered himself a lucky man living a fortunate life. Frank and Martha moved back to the sunshine and warmth of Kamloops in 2016 to enjoy the company of their children already living there. He was also reunited with his beloved twin brother, Otto, with whom he looked forward to sharing weekly gettogethers, family gatherings, and solving the problems of the world, large and small. Frank was known for frequenting his local libraries and keeping abreast of global and political news events. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and letter writing and fostered curiosity and a love of reading in his children. His long memory and broad knowledge made him a formidable opponent in the game of Trivial Pursuit. Physically active throughout his life, Frank built his own workshop and sailboat, swam across Kamloops Lake, and was regularly seen riding his bike to work and walking daily around his community. He was an inspiration to family and neighbours with his determination to get outside year-round, even as his illness progressed. Part of Frank’s essential character was his love of conversation, and he thoroughly enjoyed the company of others. He left a lasting impression on his family, friends, and acquaintances, and he will be missed by all. A private celebration of life will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local library in Frank’s name.

If you have tender thoughts of me,          am sleeping, Never to awaken, There will be death between us, And I won’t hear   So, if you love me,     

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It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend Franz (Frank) Erich Paul Fischer on March 5, 2021, in Kamloops, BC. He passed away peacefully at home with family by his side. Frank is lovingly remembered by Martha, his wife of 62 years; children Donica (Shawn), Dorian (Kathy), Mona, and Boyd (Cindy); twin brother Otto; nieces and nephews, and many more relatives and friends.

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Many thanks to Kelsey and Kyle for their exceptional care of Ray while he was in the hospital. There will be no funeral at this time due to Covid but there will be a gathering when safe to do so.

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Denise Marie Daignault June 15, 1936 - March 27, 2021

Denise departed her loving family in Kamloops, BC on March 27, 2021 at the age of 84 years after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Just because she is no longer here does not mean she lost the fight. Denise was born in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec on June 15, 1936 one of twelve children to Dora and Joseph Cabana. Denise was mother to John, Guy, Mario, Serge and Patricia. She raised her children with love and devotion, first in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, and then moved the family to Kamloops in 1968. As a hard-working mother of five, Denise had a great sense of humour and her greatest love was her family. Denise was also an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Her children were proud to call her Mom. Denise leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. She is survived by her four children Guy (Sherry) Daignault, Mario Daignault, Serge (Joy) Daignault and Patricia (Sean) Whalen and grandchildren Chrissy, Cody, Natasha, Pascal, Blaise, Shayla, Rachel, Amanda, Waylon, Elijah, Seth, Liam and Paten, as well as a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, siblings Lise and Louise, and many other relatives and friends. Aside from the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren she doted on, Denise is also survived by her loving husband Wayne Astle. Denise is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Dora Cabana, her son John Daignault, her brothers Jean-Guy Cabana, Ivan Cabana and Gilles Cabana, her sisters Cecile Cabana - Belval, Pauline Cabana and Jennine Cabana. In memory of Denise Daignault and by way of sympathy, the family suggests that you make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. (www.alzheimer.ca, 1-800-667-3742). In order to comply with all health measures due to Covid 19, please send your condolences to the family via DrakeCremation.com A celebration of life for Denise will be held at a future date and time. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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?

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Ian Gordon Pyper, LLB Peacefully at home on March 19, 2021 in his 91st year, in Victoria, B.C. Ian will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by his wife Margaret, his sister Jean Chilcott, his children John (Juanita Berkhout), Stewart (Kaiulani), Boyd, Brian (Robin Jenkinson), and Barbara (Chris Stepien), his nieces Alison (David) and Jenifer (Rob) as well as his grandchildren Gordon (Erika), Margaret, Kate (Robin), Bryn and Buddy, step-grandchildren Maria and Eric, and greatgrandchildren Kaleo, Adelaide and Fable. Also remembered by his children’s mother Bonita M. Pyper (née Boyd). He was predeceased by his father John Robert Pyper, 1969, and his mother, 1975, Mary Emelene (née Service) Pyper. Ian was born and raised in Kamloops attending Kamloops High School and spent his summers at the family cottage on Shuswap Lake, before going on to study law at the University of British Columbia. He worked summers in Kamloops at the local radio station CFJC during his university years. Ian was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1955. He joined the law firm of Tysoe, Harper, Gilmour Grey in 1954 in Vancouver and practiced there until the late 1960’s. During that time he served for two years as Executive Assistant to the Honourable E. Davie Fulton, P.C., Q.C., the M.P. for Kamloops and federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General in 1957, rejoining the firm in 1960 and becoming a Partner in 1962. During his teenage years Ian developed a lifelong attachment to the Progressive Conservative Party and a keen interest in Canadian politics, and with the guidance of his father and others he first assisted, then managed numerous political election campaigns for E. Davie Fulton, the Honourable John Fraser, P.C., O.C., O.B.C., C.D., Q.C., and Douglas Jung, C.M., O.B.C., C.D., M.P. the first Chinese Canadian to elected to a legislature in Canada, as well as many others before and after his years in Asia, with his final campaign being in 2008 in Victoria. In the 1960’s Ian began a decades-long career in Asia, by venturing to Hong Kong undertaking immigration law, followed by business relationships in the forestry sector that culminated in the family moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1970. Ian led a successful Canadian forestry venture in Malaysia for three years before moving to Singapore where he established an international legal advisory and consultancy practice covering South East Asia for companies from Europe, North American and Australia in the shipping, engineering and aviation sectors. He enjoyed significant success in Indonesia and established long-lasting friendships and business relationships throughout the region. During the latter part of this time period, he was married to Margaret and together they lived in Singapore and London, England before moving to Victoria in 2005. Ian enjoyed his time in Victoria and engaged in and followed all things political, from international issues to local civic concerns. He was an avid reader closely following business trends and his favourite baseball team - the N.Y. Yankees.

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Love’s greatest gift is remembrance.

Remember By Christina Rossetti

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallgardens.com McCall Gardens, Victoria, BC Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand,

I am all that you shape me to be You have a windshield view exposing the picture beyond

Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day

Only you fit the pilot’s seat As your hands and feet heart and eyes are trained to work the plane

You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me; you understand

You know every part and how to fix it

It will be late to counsel then or pray.

You are navigating by the spirit

Yet if you should forget me for a while

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

And afterwards remember, do not grieve:

For more experiences with you Will you invite me onboard?

For if the darkness and corruption leave

             

A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad.


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Ronald Ronald Joseph Joseph Sonier Sonier Ron Ron was was born born in in a a small small town town called called Sheila, New Brunswick on August 9, Sheila, New Brunswick on Augustand 9, 1939. His parents were Donat 1939. His parents were Donat Marie-Anne (Robichaud) Sonier. and He Marie-Anne He came from a(Robichaud) unique familySonier. of twelve came from a unique family of twelve ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt siblings. siblings. As a young man, Ron worked as a As a young man,went Ronon worked as the a brick layer and to join brick on to In join1966, the army layer in hisand earlywent twenties. armymarried in his early twenties. In 1966, he Jeannette (Rousselle) he married Jeannette (Rousselle) and have two sons Dennis and and have two and Stephane. In sons 1970, Dennis he and Stephane. decided In 1970, hecaution and Jeannette, to throw Jeannette, decided throw caution to the wind and torelocated their to Kamloops, the wind British and Columbia, relocated for their family across the country to a familystart. across the country to Kamloops, British Columbia, for a fresh fresh start. Ron worked hard to support his family, as a driller and a Ron worked hardbytoRick support his & family, a drillerthe andslots a commercial painter. Ron’s hobbies included playing BABY BLUES Kirkman Jerry as Scott commercial Ron’s playing hobbies crib included slots at the casinopainter. and enjoyed where playing he met the many of at casino and enjoyed crib where he metto many histhe closest friends. During playing his retirement, he loved walk of to his closest his buddy, retirement, he loved to walk to the mall to friends. meet hisDuring longtime and play a round or two theKeno. mall to meet his longtime buddy, and play a round or two of of Keno. Ron leaves behind his wonderful wife Jeannette of 55 years, Ron leaves behind his wonderful 55 years, his two sons Dennis (Sandy), wife and Jeannette Stephane,of and three his two sonsAndrew, Dennis (Sandy), and Stephane, and three grandchildren Derek, and Zachary. grandchildren Andrew, Derek, and Zachary. Ron and Jeannette retired early and were able to enjoy many Ron and trips Jeannette retired enjoy beautiful together. Ronearly mayand havewere likedable BC,tobut his many heart beautiful trips in together. may have likedhe BC,grew but his was always New Ron Brunswick where up.heart He was always New Brunswick where he He cherished his in many friends and neighbours andgrew truly up. enjoyed their card games in Pritchard. cherished his many friends andbyneighbours and truly enjoyed HAGAR THE HORRIBLE Chris Browne their card games in Pritchard. Our family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Overlander where Ron spent his final years. Our familyExtended would Care, like to thank the wonderful staff at Overlander Extended Care, where Ron spent his final years. Donations in Ron’s memory can be made to the Dementia Society of Canada. Donations in Ron’s memory can be made to the Dementia Society of Canada. God Bless you, we love you so very much. Rest in peace. God Bless you, we love you so very much. Rest in peace. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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October 17, 1950 - March 30, 2021 Alexander (Sandy) Bodden passed Alexander (Sandy) Bodden passed from cancer at The Hamlets of from cancer Westsyde at ageat70.The Hamlets of Westsyde at age 70. PARDON MY PLANET by brothers Vic Lee Sandy is survived by his Sandy survivedof byWilliams his brothers Michael isBodden Lake Michael of Williams and KenBodden (Brenda) BoddenLake of and Ken and (Brenda) of Edmonton his Bodden aunt Betty Edmonton his aunt Dillabough and of Ashcroft. He Betty was Dillabough He Jessie was predeceased ofby Ashcroft. his parents predeceased parents and Hally, and by his his brother Ian. Jessie and Hally, and his brother Ian. Sandy was born in Kamloops where Sandy was the bornmajority in Kamloops he spent of hiswhere life. he majority his of life his was life. Fromspent earlythe childhood From childhood his life was influenced greatly by family andearly a love of the outdoors. He influenced by family and aand lovein ofgeneral the outdoors. He worked as greatly a labourer in sawmills roofing and worked as abut labourer and inat general roofing as and construction it was inhissawmills many years Willow Ranch a construction it was his many yearsBrookins at Willow Ranch aslife a cowboy that but were hisSHOE most rewarding. He lived& an quiet by Gary Susie Macnelly cowboy wereattachment his most rewarding. He lived as an quiet with a that strong to the outdoors, well life as with a strong attachment to the with outdoors, as community and church (volunteering the M.t as Paulwell United community and His church (volunteering the M.t hunting Paul United soup kitchen). interests includedwith gardening, and soup interests included and fishing.kitchen). Sandy’sHis smile was the portal gardening, to a quiet, hunting gentle man fishing. smile was fortunate the portal to a him. quiet, gentle man who will Sandy’s be missed by those to know who will be missed by those fortunate to know him. After caring for Hally for many years, his final years were After caring Hally where for many years, his final were spent in LilacforHouse he became part of years the special spent in Lilac Housebuild where part Mick of theand special Thiessen household on he lovebecame and caring. Ken Thiessen household love Sandy and caring. Mick from and Ken wish to thank the build specialon care received the wish to and thank Sandy the medical carethe staffspecial at The care Hamlets whoreceived made hisfrom last few medical comfortable. and care staff at The Hamlets who made his last few months months comfortable. A decision on final ZITS memorial services will be deferred until by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman after Covid restrictions are liftedservices at Mountwill Paul Church, A decision on final memorial beUnited deferred until 140 St. Kamloops. afterLaburnum Covid restrictions are lifted at Mount Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum St. Kamloops. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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

Great Food, Great Price, Fresh Salsa Bar...Bueno!

2019 Best Mexican Restaurant

2018 Best Mexican Restaurant

18 Straight Years!

DOWNTOWN 450 LANSDOWNE ST, LANSDOWNE VILLAGE

NORTH KAMLOOPS 724 SYDNEY AVE, SYDNEY PLAZA

250.374.8282

250.554.2055

FURNACE AIR CLEANING ULTRA VAC DUCT SANITIZER & % * DRYER VENT % *DISINFECTANT 50 50

OFF

CLEANING

OFF

250-319-5760 The

* with furnace cleaning EXPIRES MAY 13, 2021

email: ultra.vac.cleaning@gmail.com

FEStival

FREE HEARING TEST It’s your hearing. It’s important. Get it checked. KamloopsHEARINGAIDCENTRE.ca 414 Arrowstone Dr. • 250-372-3090 • 1-877-718-2211 Must present coupon. Offer expires April 30, 2021

©Petland Canada Inc. 2021

2020 Best Mexican Restaurant

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

OFFERS EXPIRES April 30, 2021

Health N utrition F or C ats & Dogs

Valid on dog and cat food med/large bags 10lbs or larger. listed are brands we carry coupon may not apply to all brands. Cannot be combined with any other offer. One per customer. Offer at time of purchase. Valid at Petland Kamloops only. Offer expires 04/30/21.

905 Notre Dame Drive

STORE HOURS:

1.250.828.0810

10AM—6PM • 7 DAYS A WEEK

Presented by

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&

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WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021

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W3

310 HP/ 348 LB. FT. TORQUE 20" ALUMINUM WHEELS REMOTE START TRAILERING PACKAGE

2020 SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB CUSTOM 2.7L TURBO LEASE FROM $148 BI-WEEKLY, THAT’S LIKE: *

74 1.9%

$

AT

WEEKLY

FOR 24 MONTHS

(INCLUDES $2,000 CASH DELIVERY ALLOWANCE WITH $3,200 DOWN PAYMENT)

2021 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LEASE AN LT ALL-WHEEL DRIVE TRUE NORTH SPORT MODEL FROM $199 BI-WEEKLY THAT’S LIKE

99 2.9%

$

AT

WEEKLY

LEASE RATE

FOR 48 MONTHS WITH $0 DOWN PAYMENT ELIGIBLE COSTCO MEMBERS RECEIVE COSTCO MEMBER PRICING + $500 COSTCO SHOP CARD GM ACCESSORIES FOR 20% BELOW MSRP MINIMUM $500 PURCHASE

YOUR CHEVY STORE

DL# 5359

950 Notre Dame Drive • 1-833-600-0265 View our entire inventory at

smithgm.com

Lease the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Custom Turbo from $157 bi-weekly. That’s like paying $79 weekly at 2.9% lease rate for 24 months with $2,930 down payment. Certain conditions apply. This offer ends on March 31st, 2021. Offer available to qualified retail customers in British Columbia on select in-stock vehicles purchased and delivered from March 2, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Lease a 2021 Silverado Crew Cab Custom Turbo based on suggested retail price of $46,592. Includes $2,000 Cash Delivery Allowance (Tax-exclusive). Bi-weekly payment is $157 for 24 months at 2.9% lease rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. The $79 weekly payment is calculated by dividing the bi-weekly payments of $157. Payments cannot be made on a weekly basis. Equivalent weekly payments are for informational purposes only. $2,930 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Example: Lease $48,592 suggested retail price at 2.9% lease rate equals $255 bi-weekly for 24 months. Cost of borrowing is $2,491, for a total obligation of $13,220. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. Freight ($1,900) and A/C charge ($100, if applicable) included. Total obligation is $11,082. Option to purchase at lease end is $37,864. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Factory order may be required. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. General Motors of Canada Company (GM Canada) may modify, extend or terminate offers for any reason, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. Lease the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD True North Sport from $199 bi-weekly. That’s like paying $99 weekly at a 2.9% lease rate for 48 months with $0 down payment. Eligible Costco members receive Costco member pricing and a $500 Costco shop card. Certain conditions apply. This offer ends on March 31st, 2021. Offer available to qualified retail customers in British Columbia on select in-stock vehicles purchased and delivered from March 2, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Lease a 2021 Equinox LT AWD True North Sport based on suggested retail price of $37,880. Includes $500 Enterprise Credit (Tax-exclusive). $500 Enterprise Credit not compatible with Costco Member offer. Bi-weekly payment is $199 for 48 months at 2.9% lease rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. The $99 weekly payment is calculated by dividing the bi-weekly payments of $199. Payments cannot be made on a weekly basis. Equivalent weekly payments are for informational purposes only. $0 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Example: Lease $38,337 suggested retail price at 2.9% lease rate equals $203 bi-weekly for 48 months. Cost of borrowing is $3,413, for a total obligation of $21,074. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. Freight ($1,900) and A/C charge ($100, if applicable) included. Total obligation is $20,590. Option to purchase at lease end is $20,676. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. General Motors of Canada Company (GM Canada) may modify, extend or terminate offers for any reason, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details.


W4

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021

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ALL NEW SONATA!

360° CAMERA

APPLE CAR PLAY & ANDROID AUTO

0%

2020 SONATA ULTIMATE #S20208 UP TO $3600 OFF! PAYMENTS AS LOW AS

220

$

bi-weekly

0 DOWN

$

COLLISION AVOIDANCE

0%

FINANCING

0%

FINANCING

SMART PARK™

0%

FINANCING

2021 SONATA PREFERRED #S21127

PAYMENTS AS LOW AS

188

$

29,074 MSRP

$

bi-weekly

0 DOWN

$

FINANCING

2021 SONATA LUXURY #S21117

PAYMENTS AS LOW AS

244

$

38,274 MSRP

$

bi-weekly

0 DOWN

$

*Disclaimer: 2020 Sonata Ultimate, #20208 TP: $45,780.80. Total Interest: $3,156.39 $595 doc. and $150 splash guards and $25 tire tax. TP: $220 biweekly, 96 mo. @1.79%. 2021 Sonata Preferred, TP: $39,033.28, Total Interest: $5,408.07. $595 doc. and $150 splash guards and $25 tire tax. TP: $187.66 biweekly, 96 mo. @3.79%. 2021 Sonata Luxury TP: $50,895.52, Total Interest: $7,050.31. $595 doc. and $150 splash guards and $25 tire tax. TP: $244.69 biweekly, 96 mo. @3.79%.

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948 Notre Dame Drive

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250-851-9380 • 1-888-900-9380 www.kamloopshyundai.com

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