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A historic landmark in downtown Kamloops, formerly home to The Keg, will become a new lounge, restaurant and distillery. The sale of the old CN Railway station building east of Sandman Centre by Kelowna-based Culos Group to a joint venture involving Kamloops investors is valued at $2.5 million. The heritage-designated station was previously owned by the city, which sold it to Kelowna developer Mike Culos in a land swap deal. Culos had been trying to sell the property since the Keg closed in 2016. Downtown Kamloops executive director Carl DeSantis said he has seen the draft plans. “They look absolutely fantastic and it will really fit in with the vibe of that particular area,” DeSantis said. Two Pine Ventures president John Hromyk recently moved to Tobiano from Alberta. He said his company is working on a joint venture with Kamloops investors. The working name is Iron Horse, paying homage to the old CN station area’s train heritage. Hromyk said the group is working with Tourism Kamloops to create an attraction downtown. DeSantis said local hotelier and former Tourism Kamloops board chair Steve Earl is also involved. KTW has reached out to Earl for comment. Hromyk said purchase of the station cost $2.5 million and is closing. “The plan is to take that beautiful heritage building — which was completely renovated 15 years ago and had The Keg in there for 11 years operating, and has since been shut down for the last four years — to bring it right back to life,” Hromyk told KTW.

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Hromyk noted staged development plans, beginning with opening of a bar and lounge utilizing the former Keg lounge space on the ground floor. He said that opening may occur as early as July. The pandemic will determine plans for a higher-end restaurant on the second floor. Hromyk said the restaurant will in time be redesigned to reflect the area and railway heritage, which he said is imperative. “It’s the heritage that tells the story and hospitality is all about telling stories and engaging people with great food and booze — and that’s pretty much a centre focus of what we want to do there,” he said. Two vacant lots exist on either side of the building. A distillery is planned for vacant land to the west. Hromyk said he will work with the city on obtaining a development permit and stay within height requirements allowed in the past, which he said is two-storeys and 20 feet Presented by

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(lower than the existing building). Hromyk said the distillery would have similar aesthetic finishing as the existing building, with an aged-brick facade. Hromyk said distilling does not require off-gassing like beer brewing, so odours should not be an issue. He anticipates work could get underway on the distillery in the fall. He hopes to “put Kamloops on the map,” when it comes to distilling. “The business model is that we have created an international brand from Canada called SnoDay, where we will be Canada’s gin, Canada’s vodka, Canada’s single malt,” Hromy said. Calling it “long overdue,” DeSantis said he is happy to see the vacant downtown space utilized. “This is a great fit for downtown and that location,” DeSantis said. “We look forward to the introduction of the distillery and the positive impact it will have on downtown.”

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A Kamloops yoga studio owner, who says she has been “bleeding financially” due to forced closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, is disappointed the city will not provide flexibility to her industry. Oxygen Yoga & Fitness owner Dina McLeod wants city park permit fees waived to move classes outdoors. Last week, Coun. Arjun Singh noted indoor fitness facilities like yoga studios have been impacted by provincial health orders and suggested staff look into possible relief, such as waiving park permit fees to provide fitness classes in city parks. But his suggestion failed to garner support from council colleagues. The city’s community services director, Byron McCorkell, told KTW a $20 parks use permit is required for use of public park space. He said it helps the city control parks usage and prevents conflicts. The decision has left McLeod frustrated. “It’s like there’s a first-aid kit out of reach and the city

just kicked it a little further away,” McLeod told KTW. McLeod said she loses $5,000 per month on space in Aberdeen Village she currently cannot use, due to a ban on indoor group fitness. She pays about $8,100 per month on rent ($4,600); loan repayments for renovations in recent years ($2,200) and insurance, utilities and other bills ($1,300). McLeod said government help is not enough. McLeod receives $3,100 to offset some of the costs — $2,600 in a commercial rent subsidy and $500 in lockdown support. It adds up to $5,000 monthly in the red for a studio space that has seen nary a tree pose for some time. Though she is not allowed to operate in that space until at least May 25, due to pandemic-related health orders banning indoor group fitness classes, McLeod is permitted to hold small, nine-person classes outdoors. But doing so in city parks carries another expense, with per day city fees at $20. McLeod estimated another $300 to $600 per month for park space, plus insurance. She is asking for help in the waiving of those fees.

McLeod said she has lost $300,000 in sales since the onset of the pandemic. “I have legally lost the right to make a living,” she said. The city has lent a hand to other businesses forced to shutter during the pandemic. Restaurants and pubs have been ordered to close indoor dining rooms until at least May 25 and the city allocated $350,000 in COVID-19 relief funds for sidewalk extensions to allow establishments to expand their patios. McLeod said gyms with fitness studios have been able to continue operating under public health guidelines. It is a small number of fitness studios, also including spin studios, that have been fully shuttered. McLeod knows it would be possible for her to use the park space without paying for a permit, but she wants to follow the rules. She referenced efforts to help group fitness businesses in other communities such as temporary shelters constructed in Maple Ridge, similar to beer gardens, allowing spin studios to operate outside and lower parks permit fees in Kelowna.

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o say that as a society, we have a challenge with mental wellness, is to vastly understate the seriousness of a health crisis that is raging out of control. An epidemic before COVID19, the pandemic-forced social isolation resulting from job losses, the closure of schools and religious institutions and the cancellation of community events and family celebrations is compounding the mental-health calamity that has gripped our communities. There remains a widespread hesitancy to talk openly about mental-health issues and a cloud of stigma prevents the kinds of conversations that are needed to help people who are struggling. Mental health is an issue running very deep, but very silent. When it surfaces, the consequences are too often deeply tragic for individuals, their families, workplaces and communities. When I was five years old, my father passed away from an “accident.” It was nearly 10 years later that I was told that he took his own life. That’s the

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way things were then — people simply did not talk about these things. In the decades since, there has not been a day that has gone by where I have not pondered the “what if” of this profound loss for my family. In recent years, I have wondered what it would be like to have the call display on my phone light up with the word “Dad.” The men and women working in construction are not spared from the human toll of the crisis in mental wellness — and the statistics are sobering. More than half of the employed people who have died

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of opioid overdoses in B.C. in recent years worked in construction. WorkSafeBC reports that mental-health claims in construction were up 25 per cent from 2017 to 2019. And, according to the Lancet medical journal, it’s not just accidental overdoses that affects construction, either, as the risk of suicide for those working in construction is seven times the national average. There are a lot of resources to help safeguard and improve mental wellness, but not many of them are tailored to construction workplaces and workforces. Construction contractors and workers have much to be proud of in how effectively they’ve enhanced commitments to workers’ physical safety in recent decades. Now, we must strive to create workplace cultures that foster all aspects of worker wellbeing. To do that, we need to talk about mental wellness more openly and in every part of construction — on our job sites, in our safety briefings, at our toolbox talks and in our offices. My organization, the

Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA), has spent the past year consulting with contractors, construction workers and wellness experts to develop a workplace wellness program with the construction worker at its centre. And because the COVID-19 pandemic has taken such an enormous toll on people, families and their communities, the ICBA is offering this new wellness program free to our member construction contractors and their employees. Developed specifically for the construction industry and its unique challenges, the ICBA’s workplace wellness program is designed to change the construction workplace culture. It’s holistic, addressing diverse, interconnected themes that collectively influence individual well-being. Everything is designed for the unique challenges of construction — the stress and pressure to meet schedules, the physical toll, life in a remote work camp and the project-driven nature of the work. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and

Safety states only 23 per cent of Canadians feel comfortable talking to their employers about mental-health issues. We want to help grow that number, especially in construction. The scope and scale of the crisis that is destroying far too many people and families struggling with mental wellness challenges is indeed daunting. Every month, B.C. officials report new record numbers of drug overdose deaths. As we rebuild our economy after COVID-19, we must also ensure that we are rebuilding our people. We have to learn how to start conversations and remove the stigma associated with mental wellness. By doing so, we can help countless fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, friends and co-workers avoid the pain and devastation that too often comes from silence, from saying and doing nothing. Chris Gardner is president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association. Details about the organization’s workplace wellness program can be found at icba.ca/wellness. Robert W. Doull President Aberdeen Publishing Inc.

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Editor: I was reading an article at kamloops thisweek.com — ‘TNRD to decide how to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in pandemic relief funding’ — and I feel that a boardroom is far from the best use of pandemic relief funds. The money should be spent on relief from the problems caused by the pandemic. One suggestion is the ThompsonNicola Regional District could hire some mental-wellness specialists (psychologists, therapists) and set up a cost-effec-

Editor: I recently got vaccinated against COVID-19 at a clinic at the Tournament Capital Centre. They ran a fantastic operation. I did as I was told, arriving 10 minutes before my appointment. I then received my injection and, after a 15-minute wait in a chair, I left. It took exactly 30 minutes. From past experience, I was concerned about parking at the TCC, but there were plenty of spaces available. For a government operation, it was run extremely well. Thank you to all the folks Editor: involved. I am writing about the obvious gaping Don Porter Kamloops hole in our province’s COVID-19 plan. “Avoid unnecessary travel” is the political statement of the year, so why is it that Editor: A heartfelt thank you to the person who every third vehicle I see is from Alberta? What percentage of those drivers are turned in my lost wallet to the BC Transit engaging in essential travel? lost and found in Kamloops. Why is the provincial government not It was such a relief to have it returned mandating a ban on out-of-provincers in intact. I had dropped it while on bus No. B.C. RV parks, campgrounds and other 17 at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Brian Hayashi vacation spots? The majority of people travelling into Kamloops

tive space for them to take appointments for helping people cope with the pandemic. This could include a long-term transition plan to staying permanently in another non-pandemic-specific mentalwellness capacity. Other ideas include helping facilities in the district that have been adversely affected by the pandemic, such as pools and recreation centres, as they were affected by restrictions. The BC Wildlife Park was hit hard by restrictions; perhaps it could use some help. Looking at what other recipients are

doing with their COVID-19 Safe Restart funds, maybe the TNRD should do some of the same things. For instance, North Saanich will be distributing some of this funding to nonprofit organizations experiencing revenue challenges that serve vulnerable populations, including children and/or seniors. I feel like that money could go a long way toward helping the people in this regional district — and that a boardroom would not help very many people at all. Sheri Pruden Kamloops

CAN SOMEONE DEFINE ‘ESSENTIAL TRAVEL’? the province, seasonally, are retirees from Alberta who have a risk of carrying, and therefore spreading, the virus. If the powers-that-be believe anyone in these places is respecting social distancing measures, they are wrong. The majority of the RV spots are far less than two metres apart, many with shared laundry, electrical, water and sewage connections. There is also the increased density in stores, etc. as a result of this influx. Most of these people are perfectly

capable of staying at home or in their home province. This is simply their vacations. It’s as if the provincial government is putting out tiny campfires while a raging forest fire is quickly approaching from behind. A more appropriate provincial slogan would be, “Come one, come all! Bring your disease and don’t worry about paying.” Janet Brown Kamloops

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The Thompson-Nicola Regional District board wants to decide in the fall whether to spend hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 relief funds to construct a new multi-purpose meeting space, including use for board meetings. The board has voted to recommend deferral of a decision to spend $412,000 of COVID-19 Safe Restart funds for construction of a new multi-purpose meeting space in its building, located in downtown Kamloops at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue. The TNRD Building is also home to the Kamloops Art Gallery and Kamloops Library. The board is recommending deferral of a decision until the fall. The decision will be ratified at a future meeting. The recommendation was carried unanimously. TNRD area I (Blue Sky Country) director Steven Rice questioned why COVID-19 relief funds would be used in such a scenario, noting the optics. TNRD CAO Scott Hildebrand said the regional district spends $4,000 monthly renting space at Sandman Centre to host meetings during the pandemic, noting the regional district is growing, necessitating a new multi-use meeting space postpandemic. The proposed plan is to build a multi-purpose meeting space on the second floor of the library for use by the board and

library. In addition, it would be rented out to external groups/ committees as a way to generate revenue. The TNRD has also applied for $2.4 million in provincial COVID-19 infrastructure funding for upgrades to its building, through the COVID19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream. Prior to the pandemic, the board met on the fourth floor in the TNRD Building. Director Mike O’Reilly, a Kamloops councillor, said the regional district should not need more physical space at a time when digital meeting attendance has become the norm. (Several directors, as well as the public and media, had logged on virtually for the committee meeting via Zoom.) O’Reilly said he would not be in favour of spending the money on the meeting room. He said the regional district should figure out a way to make its current meeting space work. “We have the Taj Mahal at the TNRD, compared to what we have at the City of Kamloops,” O’Reilly said, arguing using the money on construction of a new board room would not be a proper use of the funds. TNRD staff explained other regional districts have used the money for similar purposes and that the funding decisions are at the discretion to the board, due to a variety of different circumstances that could arise during the pandemic. Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine

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expressed concern about using the funds for purposes other than COVID-19 relief. Director Arjun Singh, a Kamloops councillor, said the province is not likely to claw back dollars, but added it is important for directors to be able to explain to constituents how COVID-19 relief funds are used in ways that are connected to the pandemic. The TNRD has received a total of $1.4 million in COVID19 Safe Restart money, of which about half ($735,000) has been allocated for technology upgrades, personal protective equipment, volunteer fire department equipment and funding to rural areas. In addition to funding for meeting space, the board was asked to discuss $150,000 from the pot in additional funding to electoral areas for use at their discretion. Previously, $100,000 had been allotted for the same purpose. Director Kathy Sinclair, a Kamloops councillor, said she would like to have business cases proposed for such funds, rather than allocating the dollars for use to areas equally ($25,000 each, for the combined $250,000) at discretion of area directors. “I think we need some more rigour around this process,” Sinclair said. “And, as a board, we are collectively responsible for financial oversight and I’m not comfortable with the current proposal, where we’re perhaps giving each area equal amount. I need to see the cases

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Thompson Rivers University’s longest and most ambitious fundraising campaign ever has ended with a show of donor support that overcame unforeseen obstacles, including a global pandemic. When the campaign drew to a close on March 31, 2021, donations exceeded the Limitless Campaign goal of $50 million, reaching a total $53.7 million. University President Bre„ Fairbairn is proud that donors and alumni have shown such strong support for TRU. “It’s impressive that so many people gave to the Limitless Campaign. It demonstrates the widespread recognition of TRU’s vital role in the future of our students, and in the future of our region and our province,” he said.

The multi-year campaign kicked off its public phase in fall 2019, aiming to reach the $50-million goal by 2020, when TRU celebrated its 50th anniversary. Almost 4,500 donors and alumni contributed to Limitless to support students, research and innovation, community collaboration and building capacity. TRU Vice-President University Relations Brian Daly said every donation makes a difference. Limitless will improve the lives of students, contribute to a be„er community, and impact the world beyond. “We want donors to know their contributions are so gratefully appreciated, especially during these unforeseen circumstances with the pandemic. The fact that people

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ment areas for Juniper Ridge elementary and Marion Schilling elementary. Currently, Juniper Ridge elementary currently catches all students living in Juniper Ridge, and Marion Schilling elementary catches all students in Valleyview and Rose Hill. The proposed catchment area for Ralph Bell elementary would capture all students in Rose Hill, the western end of Juniper Ridge and the western tip of Valleyview. Juniper Ridge elementary is currently operating at 143 per cent of its capacity and Marion Schilling elementary is at 97 per cent. With catchment changes, Juniper Ridge capacity would ease to 113 per cent, Marion Schilling would ease to 85 per cent and Ralph Bell

would re-open at 116 per cent capacity. If Ralph Bell is reopened, it would be done in September 2022 and require a one-time capital cost of $759,000 in upgrades. In addition, another $464,000 in annual operating costs is projected to cover the cost of various staffing positions and bussing some former Juniper Ridge elementary students to Ralph Bell. If Ralph Bell were to reopen, catchment area changes would see 129 of the 513 students now at Juniper Ridge being bussed to Ralph Bell. The reopening would also see 82 of the 317 kids now attending Marion Schilling switch to Ralph Bell, some by bus, others walking/ being driven to school.


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Aldergrove man dies in collision on Coquihalla The investigation continues into a fatal accident on the Coquihalla Highway on Monday afternoon. At just before 6 p.m., Logan Lake RCMP responded to a collision involving two semitractor trailer units on on the highway, in the area of Surrey Sussex Lake Road between Kamloops and Merritt.

RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said emergency crews arrived on scene to find two commercial transport vehicles with extensive damage. An air ambulance helicopter also responded to the call. “Preliminary findings indicate that both transport trucks were travelling in the eastbound lanes of Highway

5, when one commercial vehicle rear-ended the other,” O’Donaghey said. “The driver and sole occupant of the rear transport truck, a 64-year-old Aldergrove man, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by emergency medical officials at the scene.” The driver of the

truck that was hit from behind, a man in his 40s, was treated at the scene by paramedics, O’Donaghey said, and was relatively uninjured. At the time of the crash, the skies were clear, visibility was good, the highway was bare and dry and the temperature was approximately 11 C.

ONE FATALITY IN TUESDAY HALSTON BRIDGE CRASH A man in his 70s died on Tuesday morning when he lost control of his three-wheeled motorcycle while driving eastbound on the Halston Bridge. Kamloops RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said the vehicle and struck the centre divider on the bridge,

with the driver falling off. The bike then struck a flat-deck trailer, which was also travelling eastbound. Police responded to the scene at about 9:15 a.m. where the man was pronounced deceased, The BC Coroners Service will be

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arnie Freeman is advocating for systemic change in the Canadian medical system, which she believes is failing on the Lyme disease front. “They’re [medical doctors in Canada] not even looking for it,” said Freeman, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2019 after a 10-year fight against a litany of physical-andmental-health symptoms. “That’s the crime. Lyme disease mimics more than 300 different illnesses. Doctors are not ruling it out in Canada before they’re giving their patients a diagnosis. That’s a crime. It’s seriously messed up.” The disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia and is spread by bites from infected ticks. Early diagnosis and antibiotic treatment are important because Lyme disease can lead to serious complications if left untreated, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). Freeman does not blame doctors, but points the finger at Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines that, if not followed by

Canadian doctors, could lead to harsh criticism and negative impact on their careers. She highlighted the case of Dr. Ernie Murakami, whose particular approach to treating Lyme disease sparked an investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. Murakami was called a zealot, according to documents from the investigation, and was encouraged to retire. He retired early in 2008, noting the scrutiny was affecting his health. “I was consequently forced to send about 200 patients across the border to California and Washington, some to New York and some to Europe,” Murakami told CBC News. “There are two factions in the medical world. Some [doctors] believe only a very short term of treatment — 30 days — is all you need. … Yet there’s another group that feels many cases require longer periods of time. That’s what I believe, and I have evidence for that.” Dr. Ralph Hawkins of Calgary is among the few medical doctors in Canada who is openly diagnosing and treating chronic Lyme disease outside of Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines, although he prefers to call the disease Borellia exposure

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Marnie Freeman suspects she was bitten by a tick while trail running in Kamloops in 2008, as that is when symptoms first showed and she did not travel that year.

neurocognative disorder. “You can’t get in to see him,” Freeman said. “We have people in our community that know they were bitten by a tick and our doctors still will not recognize their symptoms could be caused by Lyme disease.” Lyme disease is the most common tickborne disease in B.C. and North America, but unlike in Eastern Canada, the rate of the disease has remained low in B.C., according to the BCCDC. “We know, based on our research, that many people in our community are going misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because our doctors, our specialists and our infectious disease experts are not willing or able to rule out Lyme disease before they settle on another diagnosis,” Freeman said. “They believe Lyme disease is not endemic in our region. That’s because people like me, the vast majority of us, we don’t count because we got tested out of country to get our diagnosis.” In May 2019, Dr. Eleni Galanis, a physician-epidemiologist with the BCCDC, told KTW it’s hard to answer whether Lyme disease is prevalent in Kamloops. “The ticks that carry Lyme do exist in the Kamloops area, but over 20 years of testing ticks that are submitted by doctors and through field studies where we’ve gone out to

collect ticks we have never found a positive tick in the Kamloops area for the bacteria that carries Lyme,” she said at the time. Galanis said one field trip in the Kamloops area revealed a mouse that tested positive for Lyme, so the BCCDC does believe it is present. Galanis said the BCCDC tests about 1,000 ticks every year from doctors, vets or through field research. “It is still possible that people have Lyme disease even if they live in areas where Lyme is rarely seen in ticks,” Galanis said, noting people could be acquiring it while travelling or locally — the latter being what she called rare cases. But, rare or not, Galanis said tick bites should be taken seriously and care sought. The most recent year of BCCDC statistics, 2018, show eight confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the province, including two in Interior Health, one of which was in the Thompson-Cariboo-Shuswap area. Maggie Doucette is also among the Lyme disease community in Kamloops, diagnosed in 2020 after nearly seven years of pain, chronic fatigue and general malaise. “When I mentioned Lyme disease in 2016 to my general practitioner, his response was, ‘Nope, that’s not a thing here in B.C. and especially not in Kamloops.’” she said. See LYME DISEASE, A17

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“The fact my general practitioner was extremely dismissive to the idea and didn’t care to do some research was ridiculous. It could have been caught a lot earlier. I’m turning 26 this year. I kind of lost the first half of my 20s.“ Doucette said she was diagnosed last July by a Lyme-literate naturopathic doctor in Salmon Arm. By September, the treatment — which includes biophoton light therapy, exercise and essential oils — had her feeling the best she had felt in seven years, she said. “I had seen every kind of specialist, you name it, in the Canadian medical system and nobody could figure anything out and nobody cared to dig deep into the things I was experiencing,” Doucette said. Lyme disease is easier to diagnose if a large bull’s-eye rash appears a few days after the tick bite, but rashes show up in about 70 per cent to 80 per cent of cases, according to the BCCDC.

Neither Freeman nor Doucette recall having a rash. Freeman suspects she was bitten while trail running in Kamloops in 2008, as that is when symptoms first showed and she did not travel that year. Doucette’s best guess is she was infected while hiking in the Kamloops grasslands. Freeman’s early symptoms included a metal taste in her mouth, iron deficiency, anemia and digestive issues that mimicked acid reflux. She was instructed to manage the problems through improving her diet. Balance issues and dizziness began to surface and her energy level plummeted. Later, Freeman had discomfort with her gums, but dentists could find no problem. Freeman thought eyesight issues could be leading to vertigo and leaving her off-balance, but optometrists could not confirm her theory. Then came another terrible taste in her mouth, separate from the earlier metal taste, one that lasted for more than two years. Freeman also began to experience numbness and tingling in her face,

Lyme disease is caused by ticks with bacteria called Borrelia. hands, lower arms, feet and lower legs. The mental-health symptoms were harder to live with, she said. They included depression and anxiety that she could not get under control. “I’ve since found out they’re symptoms of the disease,” Freeman said. “It didn’t matter that I was taking an active approach in my health, in general, and that I was exercising regularly and ate well and lived a balance lifestyle with sleep.” In the last two years before her Lyme diagnosis, Freeman could not fall into deep sleep, never seeming to escape her anxious state. Multiple sclerosis was ruled out by a brain MRI. “But I did have white matter lesions on my brain, which since I have found out are from Lyme

disease,” she said. In the final year before diagnosis, Freeman, who had passed through menopause, tried bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She was also diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s disease. Freeman said her naturopath was not trained to diagnose Lyme disease. “If you’re not trained to look for it, it’s certainly not in your toolbox of diagnoses,” she said. “It just got missed completely.” Freeman found a Lyme-literate naturopath who sent a blood test to Germany to confirm her Lyme disease diagnosis. “The Canadian lab test is outdated and doesn’t work because we have immune systems that are no longer functioning,” Freeman said, noting she is fighting two other coinfections. “It gives a false negative because it’s looking for antibodies and our bodies are no longer producing antibodies.” Treatment for Freeman included long-term pulsing of antibiotics,

herbal tinctures, supplements, probiotics and diet restrictions. “When someone has Lyme disease for as long as I have, the best I can hope for is remission,” Freeman said. “If I get to 80 per cent of heath, I’ll be happy. I’m at least able to work and I’m sleeping again for the first time in a long time. My body has come back into a more normal balance. I have more energy. But I still have really hard days and am still actively treating the disease with herbals.” • The fourth annual Kamloops Lyme Disease Awareness Walk is scheduled to be held virtually on Saturday, May 1. Participants are asked to wear green, go for a walk in their own neighbourhood and take selfies that can be posted on the walk’s Facebook or Instagram pages, or emailed to kamloopslyme.ca. Those who submit photos will be eligible for prizes from Bliss Float Centre, Real Deals, Wild Birds Unlimited Kamloops and Kamloops Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

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High streamflow advisories have been issued for a number of Kamloopsarea waterways west of the city. The River Forecast Centre has issued the advisories for lower Thompson River tributaries, including Guichon Creek, Deadman River and tributaries around Savona, Cache Creek, Ashcroft and Logan Lake. The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a high streamflow advisory for Bonaparte River. The River Forecast Centre said recent precipitation and ongoing snowmelt has led to a rise in river levels through the region over the past few days. Temperatures are

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Last week’s romp was from Pioneer Park, where peaceful picnickers enjoy the sunset along with marauding canine brutes. One frequent attendee is my own little peanut butter monster Sunny, who also took the opportunity this week to turn my nice new running shoes into a giant spongy chew toy. Discovering this on my way to RunClub ON Sunday at 7 a.m., I was tempted to use the old “my dog ate my homework” excuse to stay home, brew a pot of java and crack open the news. But in the end, I dug out an old pair and trekked out into the sunshine. I was glad I did. Sunday coincided with official Boogie the Bridge day and I was fortunate to share our 10K Sweet run with the heart of Boogie, Jo Berry. Jo is a visionary leader in our community and she reminds us constantly about how the benefits of RunClub are not just about running goals, but about the improvement of our physical, mental and spiritual health. At Western Canada Theatre, it’s been our pleasure to partner with Boogie the Bridge as the charity of choice for two unusual years. Thanks to Jo and the team for persevering in finding ways to support youth programs at WCT. Education in the arts builds character and improves creative, communication and collaborative skills for young people. We’re proud to be able to offer these programs in our community. If you are able, support Boogie through their GoFundMe page (go online to gofundme. com and search “Friends of Boogie”). Your support ensures the 2022 event will roar back bigger and better than ever — and won’t we all be ready for a deep breath by then? Many thanks to Chris and the whole team at KTW for highlighting our journey this spring, and for keeping local stories at the forefront throughout the pandemic. See you next year!

Congrats on completing Boogie 2021! I got in a couple runs and even did a 5K Boogie in Barnhartvale last week with my mom. On April 25, there wasn’t the usual sea of red rushing across Overlanders Bridge, but there was a meandering stream of us winding along the Rivers Trail and across town. While we were distanced physically, it was the closest I’ve felt to my community since the COVID-19 pandemic began. For this final column, we were invited to reflect on the past eight weeks and I’d like to circle back to the Boogie values and what I have learned: 1. Trust: Trust yourself (and your coaches) because you are capable of far more than you know. Also, trust the process. Movement is change. 2. and 3. Kindness and Commitment: This is the true currency of RunClub. I also saw commitment to practising kindness in how we show up for ourselves and others. 4. Integrity: Live and be an ambassador of these Boogie values both on and off the sidewalks/trails. 5. Respect: Extend respect to yourself, your community, the lands we live on — and remember to pass on the left! 6. Fun: This past Sunday, I literally ran eight kilometres in a fluffy pink tutu and loved every second of it. Boogie is about having fun and lifting up others. Take a walk down Schubert Drive before it rains and you’ll see what I mean. My deep gratitude to Kamloops This Week, the sponsors and RunClub. In many ways, I feel like Boogie is just the beginning. I plan to keep going and I hope you’ll join me.

I’m sitting here trying to think of how I can summarize my experience with RunClub and Boogie the Bridge in a few short paragraphs — and it’s hard. It is difficult to summarize the impact on my life after joining these programs and how immediate that impact occurred. The RunClub spring clinic is only eight weeks in length and this year’s Boogie event was an eight-day virtual event. Both projects spanned a very short amount of time, but I know the lessons I learned will carry on with me long after this experience ends. When I was first starting out with RunClub, I was not treating my body kind. I was making unhealthy decisions, from eating poorly, staying up too late to watch “just one more” episode of something on Netflix, to losing interest in exercising and, therefore, not getting off my ass. The end result took a huge toll on my mental health and I didn’t even realize it was happening. Starting to move my body and have a goal really helped to push myself and my limits to actually completing my very first 5K run — and you better believe I bragged about it to my mom! Through RunClub and Boogie, I was able to reconnect with our amazing community, set goals for myself, meet incredible people and learn to be kinder to myself and treat my body with respect. If given the choice to do it all over again, I would — 100 per cent.

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The 2021 CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge was a virtual event, with people running in their own bubbles any time between April 18 and 25. Here are a couple of their photos

Tara Holmes and crew (Kim Torreggiani, Karen Gamracy and Jennifer Muir) run their Boogie on April 18.

Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone and daughter Sydney were out doing their Boogie in Riverside Park on Saturday, April 24.

Rick Chapman of B-100 did his Boogie on his lunch break on April 20. Jennifer and Kake Perozak did their Boogie together on April 24.

Mak Berry was one of the many volunteers who chalked local trails with encouraging messages for Boogie participants. Kayla Catherine did her Boogie complete with cold water therapy to finish up on April 18.

The Boogie team arranged for a socially distant race package pickup on April 24.

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Thompson Rivers University has wrapped up fundraising with its Limitless campaign, raising $53.7 million and surpassing its $50 million goal. The money from 4,500 donors will go toward supporting students, innovation in research and new equipment and construction at the university. TRU president Brett Fairbairn noted the $50-million goal was the most ambitious fundraising goal ever achieved in the region. “It’s uplifting to see how donors championed the Limitless Campaign,” Fairbairn said. “It demonstrates the widespread recognition of TRU’s vital role in the future of our students and in the future of our region and our province.” More than half of the money raised will go toward student support, with $33.7 million funding 420 new awards intended to provide financial aid. Ian Laurrabaquio received a First-Year Student Resiliency Award when she started science classes at TRU in the fall of 2020. “Over my first year, I have been feeling supported by the school and donors,” Laurrabaquio said. “I want to say thank you for all the help and support that I had received over this year of hard work and thank you to my donor, who helped me and other students have a successful first year.” Student Drew Rose said the awards he has received helped him solidify his

TRU PHOTO Student Drew Rose said the awards he has received helped him solidify his determination to work hard on his studies. He was accepted into TRU’s bachelor of education program and has received multiple awards.

determination to work hard on his studies. He was accepted into TRU’s bachelor of education program and has received multiple awards, including the Neil Woolliams Family Award and the TRU Foundation Award. “My experience at TRU has been life-changing and I cannot express my gratitude in words for my educational opportunities,” Rose said. “TRU has allowed me to grow into the Indigenous individual I want to be, not only for my family, but for my ancestors.” Innovation in research and community collaboration will account for $9 million of the funds raised, pointed toward programs such as the TRU Community Legal Clinic and the Tourism Innovation Lab, with help from the Law Foundation of BC and Tourism Kamloops respectively. The remaining $11 million will go toward construc-

tion and new equipment, such as the university’s instrumentation lab, powerengineering shop and labs in the Nursing and Population Health building. Campaign co-chair Fiona Chan — herself a donor who has served with TRU in various capacities for more than 25 years — said seeing donors push Limitless beyond its goal reinforced for her that the community values education as much as she does. “I strongly believe that education raises us all to a better life. That’s why I’ve been so involved for so long, and why I have supported Limitless,” she said. The Limitless Campaign was started by former TRU vice-president of advancement Christopher Seguin, who died in 2017. The university said its success with the fundraiser is a testament to the passion Seguin had for the university and the community in which he lived.

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RIH Foundation launches largest-ever fundraiser KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The Royal Inland Hospital Foundation has officially launched its largest fundraising campaign ever —a bid to raise $35 million in the next to years to fund various endeavours at the Kamloops hospital. To date, $15.2 million has already been raised. The Together We Rise campaign was launched on April 21 via an online presentation on YouTube, hosted by campaign cabinet chair Jim Reynolds and RIH Foundation CEO Heidi Coleman. From there, they introduced various guests — including medical staff and politicians testifying to the importance of the facility and patients with poignant stories to tell of their recoveries at RIH. Also on hand was Dr. Todd Ring, chief of staff at RIH, who took viewers on a tour of the nine-storey, $417-million patient-care tower, which is

expected to be completed in the summer of 2022. The project is now more than 75 per cent complete. Together We Rise: $35 million campaign for new Patient Care Tower. The new building will include more than 100 private patient rooms, along with a helicopter landing pad on the roof, a spacious main entrance and an inviting atrium. The tower will also include youth and adult mental-health units, a new surgical floor with 13 operating theatres, maternal and child health services, a rehabilitation unit and trauma, stroke and neurosciences units. Funds raised via the Together We Rise campaign will go toward purchasing medical equipment and patient comfort items in both the new tower and areas of the existing hospital which will undergo major renovations starting in 2022 (pediatrics unit, emergency department and post-anesthetic recovery).

“Our health-care region is vast, with RIH at the centre of a large geographical region that includes over 225,000 citizens,” Reynolds said. “At some in point in time, it’s likely that everyone will require health-care services, either within their communities or at RIH. We want to ensure that the care received is the best it can be for all patients.” Tracey Rannie, Royal Inland Hospital’s executive director of clinical operations, said the new tower will not only have a significant impact for the people

served, but for the entire healthcare team. “The private rooms provide lots of natural light and a quiet space for patients and families as they move through their health-care journey,” Rannie said. “The whole health-care team will benefit from the new, larger spaces with the required equipment so they can continue to provide excellent quality care. This is an exciting time for RIH.” The environment is also being taken into consideration. EllisDon, the project partner responsible for design and build, is constructing with environmental sustainability in mind. The tower will be a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified building. With a total project cost of $417 million, the provincial government is contributing $202 million, Interior Health is funding $23 million and the Thompson Regional Hospital

District is adding $172 million. The RIH Foundation has committed to raising $20 million for the tower and will also raise an additional $15 million to meet continual demand for state-of-the-art equipment and special projects. Coleman said she is confident that $35 million goal can be met. “We are off to a great start thanks to the incredible efforts of the community and business leaders on our campaign committee,” Coleman said. “The amount raised so far, which has just been in the soft launch stage, is very encouraging. We have seen how generous Kamloops and the surrounding communities are when it comes to supporting RIH and I am positive that individual citizens, community groups and local businesses will continue to give in support of this amazing project, which will benefit the entire region for decades to come.” For more on the campaign, go online to rihfoundation.ca

The Keep Kamloops campaign aims to provide a boost to culture, recreation and heritage organizations by publicizing their importance and by encouraging people to donate and participate. We want to “Keep Kamloops” active, creative, and engaged by supporting the organizations that do just that. Our vision is to foster a community that is resilient and supported through COVID-19 by residents who value the contributions that arts, culture, and recreation make to their quality of life and the livability of our community. THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ORGANIZATION

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bringing film lovers together to experience the best in cinema for close to 50 years—continues to find creative ways to keep us entertained. The Film Festival is the KFS’s big annual event. This year, from April 21 to May 2, you can participate in two different ways—by watching drive-in movies at McArthur Island or by streaming high-quality films online from home. Choose from 15 different movies at the Twin Rivers Drive-in, and select among 23 unique films to stream online! Visit www.kamloopsfilmfest. ca for all the details and to buy tickets. The KFS is the umbrella organization that operates the Paramount Theatre and runs two main events: a Thursday Film Series and the annual Kamloops Film Festival, which also includes the

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Rotary Food Drive collects 62,000 pounds of items The spring Rotary Food Drive on the weekend led to 62,000 pounds of food and $3,500 being donated to the Kamloops Food Bank. It was the third Rotary Food Drive to be conducted amidst the COVID-19 pandemic — and all three events have seen significant donations. There was concern about community response during the spring 2020 food drive, held just as pandemic took hold and altered so much of daily life. But Kamloops residents responded in waves, donating a record 70,000 pounds of food via the familiar biodegradable yellow bags that were delivered with 30,000-plus copies of the Kamloops This Week print edition. The fall 2020 food drive broke an eight-year-old record for pure weight of

Community items collected, with the haul tipping the scales at 57,000 pounds. This past weekend’s food drive was done with the teamwork of Kamloops Food Bank staff and volunteers from Rotary and elsewhere. MIXED BAG SALE Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale, the perennially popular semi-annual fundraiser for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, is being remixed for its return next month. The Mixed Bag Edition will be running from Wednesday, May 12, to Saturday, May 15. Because the traditional two-week format is classified as an event, and there-

fore not permitted under current pandemic-related public health orders, shoppers will instead be given the opportunity to pre-order a curated bag of books from one of the following categories: general fiction, science fiction, mystery, young adult, romance and home and garden. Shoppers will be able to pre-order their mixed bag of books online and pick up their order at the former Value Village building, downtown at Seymour Street and Fifth Avenue. Items will be collected at curbside from May 12 to May 15 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A curated bag of eight books is $10 and a bag of 20 books is $20. For more information, and to learn what items can be donated, contact the KSO office at 250-372-5000.

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Kamloops has been ranked above Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria in an annual ranking of Canada’s best communities by Maclean’s. According to the Canadian

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weather, community and more. Kamloops’ top three features were listed as internet access, amenities and weather. The methodology for the ranking explained that it assumed remote work is here to stay and asked where people

later this week or early next week. “East Kamloops has traditionally been under-served for dog parks,” Putnam said. The city worked with the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association on the proj-

should move if they’re not tied to an office and commute. Each community was ranked, compared to its peers. A total of 415 communities across Canada were ranked. The top city in the country was determined to be Halifax.

ect. Soccer fields will be reconfigured, with an area included for the dog park. The city previously said the project would cost $35,000 and be funded from dog-licensing fees. The Dallas-

The top B.C. community, which ranked 18th on the best of Canada list, was Langford, the Victoria suburb that is home to B.C. premier John Horgan. For a complete list, go online to macleans.ca. Barnhartvale Nature Park is an offleash dog park. For a map of on-leash and offleash dog parks and parks where dogs are prohibited, go online to tinyurl. com/5c9xd3cr.

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A new video game-themed play will soon be performed by South Kamloops secondary students at Sagebrush Theatre — and it will be shown to online audiences from April 28 to April 30, with all performances live. Beginning in the late 1980s, the Nintendo Power Line served as a live hotline for players to get hints to help them beat their games. That premise is now part of the story being told by local student actors. The play was written during the pandem-

ic by Don Zolidis, a Texas-based playwright. Drama teacher Amy Fonseca connected with Zolidis, who she knew from an online conference and a past performance of one of his plays, and asked if he had any recommendations. “He emailed me back within 15 minutes and said, ‘Yes, check out these,’” Fonseca said, noting the play everyone loved was Power Line. Power Line: The Story of Me, Mario and Your Mom is a romantic comedy telling the story of how a couple met in the 1980s. It has a cast of about a dozen, but many more have been involved in its production — as many

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as 50, according to Fonseca. “It starts in our current time, with a flashback to 1989,” she said. That flashback is accompanied by a dance number, presumably so students can quickly change into their ‘80s garb. The cast, from grades 10 through 12, originally set out to perform the mystery classic Clue. But the pandemic foiled those plans and something with a little more social distancing replaced it just weeks ago. “It’s been really hard putting it together during the pandemic,” Fonseca said. “And I probably would have given up on it, but the students were always really excited to do it.” Among the play’s cast is Milo Jackson and Lauren Fesenko — both in Grade 12. Jackson, whose roles include the manager of the hotline call centre and a caller who is “a big Mario fan,” said he is familiar with the Nintendo characters and has even done some retro gaming himself. He’s familiar with the Sagebrush stage, too, having performed there as a dancer. Jackson can relate to the video game content of the play a bit more than his classmates, but Fesenko said it’s accessible to all audiences. “I’m personally not a huge video game

player, but I don’t think it really matters if you don’t understand video games. It’s just as entertaining,” Fesenko told KTW while the class was rehearsing. Fesenko said it’s been hard work putting the play together, also serving as its producer, raising funds in a different environment. She said students can’t sell goods outside Walmart like they normally would, and have instead found other ways to fundraise, an endeavour that began in January. The money raised will go toward staffing the Sagebrush for projects like cleaning and technical work, and toward creating sets, such as the backdrop created for the play. Fesenko is also no stranger to the Sagebrush stage, having performed as part of Stage One Theatre School. But she does appreciate the fact her school’s performance will be one of very few over the past 14 months. “We’re so incredibly lucky to be able to have that space and perform, even if it’s without an in-person audience,” Fesenko said. Tickets for the play are US$5. The show will be available via the American platform Broadway On Demand. A link to purchase can be found on the South Kamloops secondary website at skss.sd73.bc.ca.

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believe in the axiom that an unexamined life is not worth living. For years I was unconscious, but didn’t know that I was. I operated on autopilot. Before my addiction took hold, the first crack in my unconsciousness was when a good friend informed me I was more than just a nurse. You’d think this would have been evident, but for some reason, it hit hard. My whole identity was based upon that as it was a role I knew how to play well. However, with nothing to guide me, I had no idea how to do that. This is why I love the steps. They give great suggestions on how to live, without any pre-determined, prescribed roles to dictate who I must be. In working the steps, I (we) get to become

ASK AN ADDICT Ask an Addict is a column penned by Helena Paivenen, a Kamloops scholar with expertise in addiction issues and someone who is also an addict. The column is meant to inform and help, which is particularly important as we remain mired in an opioid crisis that continues to claim thousands of lives each year. If you have a question you would like answered, email it to editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. authentic, truly me (us). The steps bring clarity and create incredible depth and meaning in life. For alcoholics/addicts and for anyone with nothing but grey despair, the steps create bright, coloured magic. The program promises “you will be amazed before you are halfway through” and it’s true.

Incredible things happen. Events beyond my comprehension and explanation have occurred. The steps, if we work them daily, bring forth events you could never have imagined. Thus the effort is on working the steps and being open to whatever transpires because, often, these events are beyond your wild-

est imagination. Step 4 is about making a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourself. Step 4 allowed me to look clearly at me, how I have lived, to examine myself in my life. The key words in this step are “searching,” “fearless” and “moral.” This is why I began by identifying my fears. Our literature states we are driven by a thousand forms of fear, so I wrote each and every one of my fears down. My list was long. I wrote quickly, almost without thinking, so as to not block the flow. It included everything — even spiders and fast-running, small mice (which my cat once brought, live, into bed for me one night. All I felt was something wiggling against my body. Imagine my horror at feeling something running across my face. My boyfriend

was not impressed when I called him at 3 a.m. to drive over to my house to catch the mouse.) My other fears included heights, claustrophobic situations, extreme physical pain, family dying and dog dying — but, interestingly, not my own death. Fear often manifests into secondary emotions, such as anger, resentment and rage, so it is important to identify every one we have. This is the beginning of step four. I realize I have spent a considerable amount of time selling the program. It is because Step 4 is where many will stop. At this point, people either relapse, quit the program or stay forever on steps 1,2 and 3, never moving into Step 4— in essence, not working recovery.’ It is not easy to clearly look at yourself, knowing

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that in Step 5, you will share everything with another. However, this process is incredibly freeing. There is freedom in exposing dark into light — looking at our shadow side, as Carl Jung would say (whom the founders of the program did consult when creating the steps). If you are working the steps or sponsoring someone and fear or resistance pops up, then it is time to stop. It is the time to reaffirm that you will be guided through the process. However, your part is to ask for help. Ask the universe, the higher power, nature, the wind to help guide you. Ask to be willing and open. Ask. Just ask. After all, You. Deserve. It. Next time, I will finish Step 4 and begin Step 5. Thank you for your letters and emails of support. They truly do make a difference.

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he Kamloops and District Labour Council (KDLC) and Canadian unions are marking the National Day of Mourning by calling attention to the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than a year, the world has faced unprecedented upheaval due to the pandemic. “The virus and its variants have wrought havoc on our society and laid bare a troubling lack of protection for workers,” Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff said. “Over the last year, we have witnessed how vulnerable we all are. This pandemic has shone a light on egregious gaps in workplace protections and exposed employers who choose to put profits over people.”

Yussuff noted evidence from across the country shows the virus is spreading at work, not only in health-care settings but also in factories, meat plants, warehouses, schools, offices,

transportation spaces and other sectors. Yussuff said workers have had to fight for access to appropriate, effective protective equipment, COVID-safe

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practices at work, paid sick leave and respect for their basic health and safety rights. However, Yussuff added, such problems existed before the pandemic and have resulted in millions of deaths each year from work-related injuries and diseases. In Kamloops and across Canada, the Day of Mourning will, virtually, remember and honour the approximately 1,000 Canadian workers across Canada who have died at work or been injured on the job. “No one should lose their life at work or be injured on the job,” KDLC president Lois Rugg said. “Every worker deserves to return home to their friends, family and those that love them and rely on them.” The Wednesday, April 28, virtual service will be available

on the Kamloops and District Labour Council’s website — at kdlc.ca — at 7 p.m. Rugg said the community is also invited to decorate their vehicles with Day of Mourning signs and flags for a short vehicle parade through downtown Kamloops, leaving the Kamloops Law Courts parking lot at Columbia Street and Fourth Avenue at 5 p.m. Strict COVID 19 safety protocols will be in place and organizers ask that parade participants remain in their vehicles at all times. Organizers will provide parade route maps to participants prior to departure. The Kamloops and District Labour Council represents approximately 3,000 unionized workers in the Kamloops area, from Merritt to Valemount and Chase to Lillooet.


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Remembering those whose lives were lost On the annual Day of Mourning, a message from WorkSafeBC: The Day of Mourning, marked today, April 28, is held to remember B.C. workers who have lost their lives Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning.

Each year, workers, families, employers and communities across the province remember those who have lost their lives on the job, — and we all renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.

Workplace injuries and illnesses claimed the lives of 151 workers in British Columbia last year, with more than half (88) of the work-related deaths the result of occupational disease — 51 were the result of exposure to asbestos, with many exposures happening decades earlier. Every injury, disease or death serves as a powerful reminder that employers have an important responsibility to ensure that all workplaces in B.C. are healthy and safe. In lieu of physical ceremonies this year, join us in a moment of silence on Wednesday, April 28. at 10:30 a.m. to remember the 151 B.C. workers who died last year from a workplace injury or disease. Go online to dayofmourning.bc.ca to watch a video message from our partners and observe a moment of silence. COMMEMORATE THE DAY Some other ways to commemorate the day include: • Sending a message to staff re-enforc-

ing your commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and sharing the link to the commemorative video at dayofmourning. bc.ca; • Sharing a message on social media;

• Ordering a wreath for your office or worksite. Let’s reflect on those we’ve lost and renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.

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Gardengate’s expansion is complete DAVE EAGLES

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The building expansion project of Open Door Group’s Gardengate Horticulture Program in Brocklehurst is now complete. In a virtual grand opening via Zoom, stakeholders marked the event on April 22. Having broken ground in September of 2020, the project’s completion proved a bountiful harvest for the many hands, which dug deep to raise funds, provide labour and offer services to see the 2,200 square-foot learning centre on Southill Street completed. One of those involved in overseeing the building process is Acres Enterprise owner/president Jason Paige, who joined the Zoom call and shared details of the moment when he first got involved. Paige said he offered the services of an excavator at a certain point and soon found it didn’t take long to realize he wanted Acres to be committed to the project in a

The Gardengate Training Centre is at 915 Southill St. in Brocklehurst, next to Overlander Extended Care.

more meaningful way. The company jumped right in and began helping with the frontend of the project, to get it off the ground. Over the course of construction, Paige said, many of his staff were asking to work on the project. It became something in which many people really

wanted to get involved. “We build a lot of things around the province,” Paige said. “This one has a real special place in our hearts because we don’t think, in this one, we’re building projects. We’re building the community and we’re actually building the people within the community, which is even more important.”

Acres Enterprises announced a contribution of $5,000 toward the Gardengate program during the groundbreaking event. Gardengate initially began as a discussion between Interior Health and Open Door Group. The vision was to provide a space of healing and recovery through a horticulture program for people living with mental-health conditions or addictions. In 1998, a 700-square-foot facility was built on a one-acre parcel of land that year, seeing a greenhouse erected shortly thereafter. In 2008, one acre grew to 2.8 acres, offering an ability to increase the number of crops with an irrigation system to soon follow. Just last year, more than 15,000 pounds of produce was harvested and distributed to volunteers and community supporters in Kamloops. Now, with the latest building in operation, complete with commercial kitchen, large indoor working space and an office, the program will continue to give participants the

opportunity to cultivate skills, including cooking, carpentry, sales, marketing and machine maintenance. As Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said, in a video message aired during the virtual event: “It speaks to the future of Kamloops, a brighter future for those involved.” MAY PLANT SALE The new Gardengate Learning Centre is located at 915 Southill St. in Brocklehurst, next to Overlander Extended Care. Gardengate’s May plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 8, and Saturday May 15, and offers customers online ordering, with curbside collection preferred. To fill out an order form and get instructions on picking up plants, go online to opendoorgroup.org/ gardengate or facebook.com/odggardengate. For more information, email gardengatesales@opendoorgroup.org. Gardengate also offers healthy living workshops and volunteer opportunities. Call 250-554-9453 to volunteer.


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elcome to the weekly Kamloops Art Page. With the COVID19 pandemic upending society — socially and economically and dominating news for the foreseeable future — we understand pandemic fatigue can set in for even the most ardent followers of current events. While continuing to cover all pandemic and non-pandemic-related news, KTW has also worked hard at featuring positive stories from the crisis, tales that capture the essence of humanity, be it volunteers sewing thousands of masks for health-care workers or musicians offering up weekly free concerts online.

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

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

Celebratory Soup, a 24-inch-by-36-inch acrylic painting, was created by Mathew Semograd and was on display at the recent Art Exposed exhibit at the Old Courthouse Gallery.

Anastasia Wasylinko was the Grade 12 winner in St. Ann’s Academy’s photo contest. Look for more entries on future KTW Art Pages.

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www.kamloopsthisweek.com/leader-awards Submissions should be approximately 250 words and include information such as: length of time nominee has spent in the community; specific examples of the work and/or contribution he/she has made; community associations and memberships. Please provide references of other individuals who may be able to provide further support on the nominee’s behalf.

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NOMINATION CATEGORIES: COACH Makes a positive contribution to their sport. Is exemplary in developing skills and confidence in participants. A role model who inspires and encourages high athletic achievement.

COMMUNITY BUILDER Someone who has taken the initiative to engage a variety of local residents in an innovative or new community project or event. The initiative may assist different groups to work together, address a gap in community participation, or result in a more inclusive, engaged community.

VOLUNTEER This individual makes a positive contribution to the community by volunteering their time to a variety of causes. They are dedicated to making a difference in several initiatives.

FRESH IMPACT AWARD This person has been in Kamloops less than 3 years but is already making an impact in the community in a leadership position in business, volunteer work or other community involvement.

YOUTH VOLUNTEER A youth that is 19 or under that makes a positive contribution in the community through volunteering. Someone who has committed to making a difference to an organization or individual.

MENTOR Makes a positive contribution by being a true leader. An influential counselor, teacher or educator that provides support or sponsorship. Demonstrates a high level of ethics and professional standards, is an inspirational motivator, excellent communicator, good listener and a reliable resource to the community.

COURAGE This person has risen above adversity or formidable challenges to become a success. As a result, they have had a positive effect on the people around them.

ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER Everyone is talking about the carbon footprint, but this award celebrates a person who is walking their talk, whether it be riding their bike to work year-round, reusing and reducing, and taking great steps in setting an example for others to follow.


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What does it mean to be Orthodox? PART 2 OF A 10-PART SERIES, PUBLISHED MONTHLY, EXPLAINING THE ORTHODOX RELIGION

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n part one, I briefly recounted two versions of conventional story of the Christian Church — Protestant and Catholic — that are most familiar to our society. I promised to retell those stories, adding an Eastern dimension to our current collective understanding of Church history. In all of this, I hope to save myself from having to answer the inevitable question when I introduce myself as an Orthodox priest: “Orthodox what?” So, here’s the beginning of that story. In the early first century, a man named Jesus was crucified under the Roman authorities. Shortly afterwards, his followers began to claim he had risen from the dead and that all should believe in him as the Son of God and be baptised to be saved from their sins. Within three generations, Jesus’ followers had preached their message far and wide, establishing communities of “Christians” (literally, “Christ-worshippers”) throughout the Mediterranean region of the Roman Empire. These followers, or “Apostles” (literally, “sent ones”), had even written down their testimonial

V. Rev. Richard René is the priestin-charge of St. Nicholas Orthodox Mission (orthodoxkamloops.ca), an English-language Eastern Orthodox Church for the Kamloops community.

proclamation of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. In addition, the letters of the most prominent Apostles were preserved as examples of the apostolic message to specific communities and persons. Some of these writings would eventually be compiled into the New Testament. For the most part, however, Christians of the first century did not possess the New Testament in any complete form. Their Scriptures were still the Jewish Scriptures — the Law and Prophets — which they interpreted in the light of what Jesus had done and taught (as explained by the Apostles and their teachers).

How did the early Christians worship? While we do not know a lot, we know more than you might think. According to the Acts of the Apostles, “they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42). The Apostles taught that Jesus himself had initiated the “breaking of bread,” through which Christians partook of his body and blood (Matt. 26:26-27; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; Luke 24:30). Breaking bread was known as the Eucharist (from the Greek, “I give thanks”) because it took place at the conclusion of the Jewish meal of thanksgiving, or blessing, in which the main celebrant would give thanks to God for all his works among his people. Teaching, then, along with the Eucharist, prayers and fellowship, formed the basis of early Christian worship. A late first-century Christian document known as the Didache (available online at ccel. org) adds more detail. For instance, it tells us Christians fasted on Wednesdays and Fridays (Didache 8), prayed at regular hours (Didache 8:3), met every Sunday to celebrate the Eucharist (Didache 14) with spe-

cific, prescribed prayers for their services (Didache 9-10). In addition, they elected as their leaders bishops and deacons (Didache 15:1-2) to oversee and serve their communities. As far as historical sketches go, this is not bad for a time period generally thought to be shrouded in mystery. Still, the exact order of early Christian services is relatively unknown. The New Testament offers almost no details and we have nothing resembling, say, a service book from the first century. Why is that? The Apostle Paul points to an answer in his second Epistle to the Thessalonians: “So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.” (2 Thess. 2:15). In encouraging his hearers to stand firm in the apostolic proclamations and teachings about Jesus that he delivered to them (see 1 Cor. 11:2), Saint Paul reveals these traditions could be both written and oral. He is transmitting an entire body of apostolic experience that goes beyond what is written. Our culture so often depends on

texts to interact with the world. As a result, it’s a real challenge for us to realize that from its inception, Christianity was not constituted by a particular book or collection of texts. Rather, the Christian faith was in a personal encounter with the crucified and risen Jesus Christ. And this encounter was handed down to subsequent generations from the Apostles, who encountered him after the resurrection. This “handing down,” or tradition, certainly involved the texts of the New Testament and other early writings, but it was more than that. It was also an unwritten practise of prayer, worship and asceticism passed down through demonstration and experience. By participating in this whole way of life, which continues today, a baptized Christian can personally share in the original apostolic experience of the One who makes himself known in “the breaking of the bread.” And that Christian can then go out to proclaim, as the Apostles did so long ago, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”

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Letter to the Editor

HOW WE CHOOSE TO DIE IS OUR BUSINESS Editor: Re: Chris Kempling’s Faith column of April 14 (‘Assisted suicide: An admission of failure?’): Assisted suicide is actually an admission of pragmatism and reality. Palliative means two things: you’re going to die and you’re going to die in the very near future. We all die. Even Methuselah finally died at the age 969 and Jared at the age of 962. What is wrong with saving yourself and your family a huge amount of pain and anguish and leaving this world with some grace and dignity? Having worked in health care for 25 years, I have seen, smelled and heard the sometimes protracted journey to death. It’s not

pretty or humane. Being present when a loved one gurgles towards death is not a pleasant experience. As atheists, we do not look forward to death. We fear it, as most do. However, we do not fear being dead. And we don’t concern ourselves with some guy chasing us around with a red hot pitchfork in the superheated pit of the earth. I absolutely respect how people choose to die — protracted or medically assisted. It’s truly none of my business and I wish others would see it that way. I feel faith does not give one a higher moral compass, just a more judgmental compass. And the Fifth Commandment? Does Kempling really want to go down that road? Don’t even get me

started on holy wars, crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, Northern Ireland, etc. I think those “commandments” are more “suggestions,” especially when they become inconvenient. In my interpretation, “do no harm” is also “ease or cure suffering”. An admission of failure in my eyes is the horrible waste of a life to the suicide of a gay son or daughter raised in a religious, conservative family. As Bertrand Russell said: “Fear is the parent of cruelty and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand.” Mark Bailey Cherry Creek

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aedan Bankier is totally fine with not being No. 1 in the hearts and minds of the Kamloops Blazers’ faithful. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound left shot centre from Cloverdale skates in the shadow of hometown wunderkind Logan Stankoven, a fellow NHL Draft eligible prospect who dominates local headlines. “Stank is a great player and, rightfully so, everyone should love him around here,” said Bankier, who turned 18 in January. “I just do my job and whatever happens, I’m happy with it.” Bankier has done his job well enough since entering the WHL to earn a C rating on the NHL Central Scouting 2020-2021 Players to Watch List, denoting he could be selected between Rounds 4 and 6 in the 2021 draft. Stankoven, a 5-foot-8, 170pound forward, was tagged with a B rating, signalling he may be picked in the second or third round, but both Blazers have made cases to exceed those projections. Former Blazers’ general manager Stu MacGregor and director of player personnel Matt Recchi ran the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, nabbing Stankoven fifth overall in Round 1 and Bankier 49th overall in Round 3. Majority owner Tom Gaglardi cleaned house after that draft in

Kamloops Blazers’ forward Caedan Bankier had 14 points in 13 games this season heading into a Tuesday clash against the Vancouver Giants that took place after KTW’s press deadline. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

a shakeup that left MacGregor and Recchi without jobs on Mark Recchi Way. Matt Bardsley, formerly of the Portland Winterhawks, replaced MacGregor. “When I got hired, I was excited, especially with that age group that had just been drafted,” Bardsley said. “Coming in, we knew who we’d be able to work with.” Bankier signed with Kamloops in June 2018 and spent the 2018-2019 campaign with Burnaby Winter Club Prep in the under-18 Canadian Sport School Hockey League, racking up 53 points,

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including 27 goals, in 32 games. He put together a rock solid 16-year-old campaign with the Blazers in 2019-2020, tallying seven goals and 20 points in 55 games. Bankier said his primary focus during his rookie season from an individual standpoint was working on his skating ability. “It’s a fast league, it’s a quick league and you’ve got to be quick out there,” Bankier said. Strength and conditioning was the centre of attention this past off-season, which was elongated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bankier worked with TRU WolfPack athletic therapist Kevin Brechin and trained with Stankoven. “We bounced ideas off each other and we work really well together,” Bankier said. “I just feel more comfortable on the ice. I feel ready to go and I feel stronger and more confident.” Bankier, who had five goals and 14 points in 13 games this season heading into last night’s clash against Vancouver, has an excellent opportunity to showcase himself in the remainder of the truncated B.C. Division campaign. Stankoven has left the

Blazers to play for Canada at the International Ice Hockey Federation U18 World Championship in Texas and will not return to the WHL this season. Pair his absence with an injury to 20-year-old forward Orrin Centazzo and Bankier finds himself on the first powerplay unit and centring the club’s second line. “You can’t really replace a guy like Stank, but you can try your best to fill in the areas he left,” Bankier said. “I just try and make the most of every opportunity. As long as you’re working hard, it should be all right.” Bankier might not be on tip of tongue for Kamloops hockey fans, or at least not as ballyhooed as Stankoven, but he is most certainly catching the eyes of NHL scouts. “I wouldn’t say he flies under the radar,” Bardsley said. “Obviously, guys talk about Logan, but we’ve had a lot of teams ask about Caedan, as well, and I think deservedly so. “He’s established himself as a really good prospect for the National Hockey League.” Does it bother him, even just a little bit, that Stankoven gets more love than him in the Tournament Capital? “Nope. Never,” Bankier said. The spotlight isn’t the goal. “The NHL’s been the dream ever since I can remember, ever since I first watched hockey,” Bankier said. “That’s always been the goal.” Large selection of Local & Import Wines & Specialty Items

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The B.C. Lions will bring training camp to Kamloops in July if pandemic-related restrictions allow for it. Sean Smith, business operations and events supervisor for the City of Kamloops, and Neil McEvoy, co-general manager and director of football operations for the Lions, confirmed plans on Thursday (April 22). “It was a really great meeting,” Smith said. “They need to have their health plan approved for camp to happen. They would need to look at modified meetings. They might need to consider different accommodation logistics based on the requirement of the

day. Other than that, they’re really planning on having as normal and full of a camp as possible.” The Canadian Football League last week announced its return-to-play plans, which would see regular season play begin on Aug. 5. Camp usually begins about one month before the campaign kicks off, so an early July start in 2021 seems likely. The annual pre-season tune-up could not proceed under current government-imposed

travel and gathering-size restrictions in place to guard against the spread of the virus, but that could change by early summer, when the Lions are aiming to arrive at sure-to-be scorching Hillside Stadium. In July of 2017, the Lions signed a threeyear contract extension with the City of Kamloops to continue holding camp at Hillside Stadium through 2020. That deal — the city to pay the Leos $45,000 in 2018, $50,000 in 2019 and $55,000 in 2020 — did not account for the

pandemic, which forced the cancellation of the entire CFL schedule in 2020. The city and the Lions agreed to roll over the final year of the contract to 2021. “Definitely an extension is in talks and on all of our minds,” Smith said. “We’re hoping to pursue that further as soon as we get a chance.” The Lions have been coming to Kamloops since 2010, with the city paying $40,000 annually until the new contract was signed in 2017. There is an estimated economic spinoff of $300,000 per year into the community, according to the city. That number, of course, does not take into account the pandemic’s many possible affects on garnering revenue in 2021.

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Stankoven earns letter Kamloops Blazers’ forward Logan Stankoven has been named an alternate captain for Canada at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship. Hockey Canada on Saturday revealed its leadership group, which includes captain Shane Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs and alternate captain Mason McTavish of the Peterborough Petes. Canada opened the world championship against Sweden on Tuesday in a game that took place after KTW’s press deadline. Latvia and Canada are slated to square off on Wednesday, a 6 p.m. start on TSN 1/5. Switzerland and Belarus round out Canada’s Group A roundrobin opponents. Canada played its lone pre-tournament contest on Saturday, securing a 5-1 win over Finland. Stankoven notched a primary assist on a goal by Regina Pats’ phenom Connor Bedard.

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Olynyk flourishing since trade to Rockets Kelly Olynyk has excelled since being traded to the Houston Rockets from the Miami Heat in March. The South Kamloops secondary graduate, a ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE 7-foot forward, in Kuda Murasiranwa of the Kamloops Broncos fights for yards in 2019 at 17 games since the Hillside Stadium. The Broncos are hoping to return to the field this summer. deal has averaged 17.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 30.9 minutes per game on 58.2-percent Kamloops NBAer shooting from the Kelly Olynyk is field and 40.2-pertearing it up in cent shooting from Houston since being 3-point range. traded from Miami. Olynyk averaged 10 points, 6.1 on March 25. in BC Place Stadium. MARTY HASTINGS STAFF REPORTER rebounds and 2.1 Olynyk is in the Antons sees the developsports@kamloopsthisweek.com ment in the CFL’s bid to have assists in 43 games final year of a foura season as a positive sign for with Miami before year, $50 million Kamloops Broncos’ genthe Canadian Junior Football the trade. contract he signed eral manager Jan Antons said Guard Avery League season. with Miami in the his B.C. Football Conference BCFC spring camps in May Bradley, Olynyk summer of 2017. club is planning on regular and a first-round appear to be off the table, The Dallas season football in 2021. but Antons said there is hope pick in the 2022 Mavericks picked He also acknowledged a lot practices can begin early in NBA Draft were Olynyk 13th overall in the 2013 has to change if this season dealt from Miami July and the regular season NBA Draft and is to survive the COVID-19 to Houston in can start later that month. pandemic, to which it sucexchange for guard traded him on the He said the league is precumbed in 2020. same day to the paring for multiple scenarios, Victor Oladipo The BCFC season cannot including a shortened season take place under current govand limited travel. ernment-imposed travel and The prospect of another gathering-size restrictions cancelled campaign is scary in place to guard against the for the future of junior footspread of the virus. ball in Kamloops. Players need to travel Sponsorship, attendance across the province and fly and player-registration dolinto B.C. from across the lars help keep the franchise country, more than 50 people afloat. They disappear for a are required to gather for second straight year if the Kamloops This Week & KTWDigital games to be played and men season is nixed, the worstwould like to welcome Paul De must hit each other during case scenario, according to Luca to our team of Print/Digital those games. Antons. Marketing Consultants. None of those things are “Even losing last season Paul has chosen to call Kamloops permitted as of today. was devastating,” Antons home with an eagerness to learn and “It’s similar to hockey, said. “We had no income. We grow with the community. “It’s an where there is going to be still had some bills to pay. We exciting time, to be able to pass on no spectators, but we’re still did apply for some grants. my knowledge of what I’ve learned preparing to have a season,” We’re hoping for those to and blend it with my experience in Antons said. “But it’s going to come through.” Kamloops.” be really tough to get going Could another lost season Paul’s formal education in under the current restricsink the Broncos’ franchise? Communications/Marketing and a tions.” “I would never say there is strong focus on providing clients with The Canadian Football no Broncos,” Antons said. “It quality results in a seamless way, League announced last week all depends on what’s going Paul is sure to be able to achieve the its return-to-play plans, to play out. I always keep my solutions you need. which would see regular seaspirits high. I’m hoping we Welcome Paul to Kamloops This son play begin on Aug. 5. can survive another season. If Week! The B.C. Lions told TSN it keeps on going, it makes it they could proceed, from harder. We’re hoping for some a financial point of view, government funding to come with 4,000 or 5,000 fans through.”

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The KMA is pleased to offer Culture Kids, a FREE weekly virtual program! Join us Friday mornings and learn about different cultures through stories and caregiverassisted crafts. Ready-made Craft Kits are available for details contact the KMA 250-828-3576. Kamloops Museum & Archives Fridays 9:45–11:00 am Alberta Fri May 7 Newfoundland and Labrador Fri May 14 Saskatchewan Fri May 21 British Columbia Fri May 28 Yukon Fri Jun 4

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Check our various Tot Soccer programs in your neighbourhood. This program is for children ages 2.5- 6 years starting in May and July. This program focuses basic movement patterns, fun activities, songs, relays and obstacle courses. All programs have a COVID-19 safety plan. Register www.kamloops.ca/perfectmind

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ollen. I am sure just reading the word makes many a reader’s nose itch and eyes water. Seasonal allergies are the bane of many an existence this time of year, including my own. However, besides the obvious environmental need to allow plant species to reproduce, pollen can also serve a special purpose for archaeologists. Palynology is the “study of dust or of particles that are strewn.” Previous Dig It columns have discussed sediment and stratigraphy (the layering of sediments) used to interpret archaeological sites. The same principal can apply to palynology — pollen grains get dispersed in the wind at certain times of year, accumulating both in water and on the ground surface. The landforms build and change over time, trapping the pollen spores like layers of cake being saved for later, with each layer capturing a unique signature for the plants present and releasing pollen at that time. Taking column samples

KIM CHRISTENSON PHOTOS A close up image of pollen spores (top left) commonly found throughout various times in history have been discovered at various archaeological sites. They provide clues to the past for archaeologists.

(basically a vertical cylindrical column of dirt) in an archaeological site, and having a professional analyze the pollen grains trapped in those layers, can tell us quite a bit about that site and the conditions surrounding the people who lived there. A well-trained expert will examine the tiny pollen particles under a microscope and tell us from what plant species they came. This is especially interesting because the plants we see present in any given area now are not the same as they have been across time.

Some grasslands were once forested and some forests were once wetlands or lakes, and often vice versa. We can see how a single location has undergone environmental transformations through time, based on the plant species present and how that affected people’s behaviour and the options available to them for food and shelter. It’s tough to find bison to hunt in an area that’s heavily wooded and it is hard to build homes using wood in areas with no forest. The seasonality of a site, the time of year it

was occupied, is another important factor that can be determined through palynology. We know plants are generally only available certain times of year. Seeing evidence (or a lack of evidence) of these plants in sediment samples from an archaeological site can tell us what season(s) that location was utilized in the past. This in turn can show human migration patterns, on both large and small scale. Pollen analysis can also show the importation of plant species and trace the domestication and cultivation of plants if pol-

Let’s move forward together.

len identified within an archaeological site doesn’t appear to correspond to an environmental event. And, if there has been domestication of animals, pollen can also tell us what people were feeding their livestock. Last, but certainly not least, palynology can bring back recipes thought lost forever. While doing some digging for this article, I came across a story that shows the testament and grit of the human spirit. In the Middle Ages in Europe, the two remaining brewers of an ancient Celtic heather ale chose death over revealing the

secret ale recipe to inquisitive raiders. As a result, the recipe died with them. But many hundreds of years later, a shard of pottery from an archaeological site in Scotland contained pollen grains that allowed palynologist Dr. Moffat to identify the components of said heather ale. While he wasn’t able to determine the proportions of each ingredient from this analysis, he experimented and brewed what he described as “a very drinkable alcohol, comparing quite favourably with beers available in various Edinburgh hostelries.” A Scottish distillery has been further experimenting with the recipe in the hopes of making it commercially available. So, while you sneeze and sniffle and curse the pollen blowing about in the wind, give a thought to how future archaeologists will use palynology to interpret our present day lives — and maybe even brew an ale or two. Kim Christenson is a Kamloops-based 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 region. Eric Davis, BBA, CIWM, PFP© Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor Keith Davis, BBA, CFP®, CIM© Associate Investment Advisor

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• Beautiful Aberdeen apartment • Top floor, corner unit • Features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Bright, spacious living, kitchen and dining areas • In unit laundry • 2 parking stalls and a sizeable storage unit • Well-maintained building with a community room available • Monthly strata fee includes natural gas, water, sewer, landscaping and garbage • Pets and rentals are allowed with restrictions • Close to all amenities, transit, shopping, and TRU

• Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath • 2 storey with basement townhome • Quiet area of Sahali close to shopping, schools and recreation • Main floor: Kitchen with eating nook, 2 pc bathroom, open and bright living and dining room • Cozy corner fireplace • Patio and shared green space • Master bedroom with walk-in closet • Upper floor: 2 spacious bedrooms, 4pc bathroom • Basement: Unfinished but has laundry, great storage • Basement could be easily converted to family/recreational room • Updates include new fridge, A/C and paint • No Rentals Allowed - see Bylaws. • Pets allowed with restrictions

• Come see the gorgeous view of the city, valley and mountains from this beautiful newer custom built log home with 5 bdrms and 4 bath and 3 decks • The main floor has a mixture of ceramic tile flooring and laminate running throughout • It also features a large kitchen, stainless steel appliances and open living area • Two bdrms are on this floor with a separate entrance to a private deck that includes a private hot tub • Upstairs is incredibly unique with its own living area with one of the two bedrooms having its own loft • The lower level is finished and has 1 more bedroom, family room, gas fireplace and a modified cooking area • Currently owner occupied and operating as a registered bed & breakfast • Generating substantial regular income up to $8,000/mth and after expenses has potential to bring in $88,200 approx annually • Tons of storage available throughout

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3920 Heffley-Louis Creek Road $1,048,000

• 34 acre hobby ranch - Heffley Valley • Only 40 mins from Kamloops and mins to Sun Peaks • Grazing licence attached • Water licenses for irrigation and domestic use from McCLure Creek • New 300 ft registered well • 1200 sq ft of finished open concept living space • Basement development potential • Incredible views: valley, creek and property • Yard is fenced and nicely landscaped • 50 x 30 heated shop with two overhead doors • 17 x 35 lean-to for extra storage • 52 x 24 RV storage shed with 14ft ceiling and overhead doors • 90 x 45 open barn with 3 pens – great for calving, sorting, providing hay & shaving storage, plus an efficient corral system • All underground wiring with newer fencing and cross fencing

2040 Galore Cres $1,169,000

• Panoramic city, river and mountain view • Located in desirable Juniper West • Open concept design, large view windows, high end finishing’s • Large great room with gas fireplace • Custom kitchen from Excel, Kitchenaid appliances, quartz countertops • Hardwood floors • Stunning master bedroom with custom walk-in closet • Grand 5 piece en-suite with a freestanding tub, spacious shower and double vanity • Large Laundry space (same level as master) • Potential for 1 bedroom in-law suite • Landscaped with underground irrigation systems.


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New to the market - 798 7th street - Pride of ownership. Centrally located on the north shore. This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home has been very well cared by the current owners. Some updates to this home are the roof, windows and exterior stucco. There a 2 wood burning fireplaces, a spacious Deck of the dining area with mountain views. The property is fully fenced and has 2 large gates that open onto 7th street And one onto comox. Ideal for additional parking in addition to a covered carport. For more details or vor viewing please call Phil at 250-318-0100. $598,800

684 Nicola Street - One of the best streets for downtown living. Low maintenance yard, off street parking, dedicated vegetable garden. Previous owner was well known for his prize tomato crop. This one owner home is quaint but does need updating. $500,000

2356 Dunrobin Place - 1 owner home with lovely north views, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. A great family home with main floor laundry, nook off kitchen, family and games room down, plus 2 car garage on quiet cul-de-sac. $689,900

720 Sequoia Place - Spectacular 180 north, east & west views to be enjoyed from this wellmaintained & 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

602 - 975 Victoria Street - Outstanding north west views await you at this top floor corner condo in Mission Hill. Conveniently situated on the Summit connector in South Kamloops. This one-owner unit features 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, stainless kitchen appliances & washer/dryer. Pets & rentals allowed with restrictions. Move in ready with quick possession. $409,800

2504 Sunset Drive - Unique opportunity, this ranch style home of 1,703 sf is on a C4 zoned lot in East Valleyview. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, double garage + storage shed and ample parking on the fully fenced yard. $569,900

11-6000 Valley Drive - What a wonderful opportunity to purchase a one-owner townhome in the heart of Sun Peaks Village. Morrisey & Orient Express lifts out your door and village square a 10 minute walk. This 2 storey townhouse has 1,052 sf of living space with 2 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Purchase price includes furniture and household items. Strata $476/mth, taxes $2,960/yr. Outdoor recreation right out your door, now that’s living! $799,800

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

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2249 Chief Atahm $132,500

317 Mariposa Court $758,300

970 Renfrew Avenue $560,000

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, you have a unique perspective, and sometimes you appear uninterested in the opinions of others. But this week it is best to be humble and accept other thoughts.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you routinely put caring for others ahead of caring for yourself. This compassion is commendable, but you can’t offer help if you aren’t in top form.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, let others bring up issues with you rather than prying. You willingness to lend an ear is well-known, and others will come to you on their own.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

It may be tempting to slack off when supervisors are not looking, Cancer. However, a lack of discipline now may have a trickle-down effect in the future. Stay focused.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You may not be sure if you should pursue an opportunity that is before you, Leo. Consider your skills and talents and be honest with what you are capable of accomplishing.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, even though it can be risky to express your true feelings, especially when you go against popular opinion, don’t shy away from being true to yourself.

LIBRA

APRIL 28 - MAY 4, 2021 CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20

- Sept 23/Oct 23

Your head is pushing you in a practical direction, Libra. Yet your heart wants you to go a different way. Try to find a balance between both scenarios.

SCORPIO

- Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, others are ready and willing to offer advice if they sense you need it. While you can be open to suggestions, don’t follow others’ dreams if they aren’t your own.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You may be conflicted about telling someone you need a little personal space, Sagittarius. But it’s not good to suffer through situations that make you unhappy.

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MEDIA.

Capricorn, even though you cannot please everyone, you can do what is necessary to make yourself happy. Make this your primary goal this week.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, people may misunderstand your intentions when you start a new project. You don’t have to please everyone right now. The end result will be met with positive responses.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20

Moving on from an emotional situation can be taxing, Pisces. But it may be necessary right now and could make you stronger in the long run.

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NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Not express, in a way 6. Second person in the Bible 10. One of the Blues Brothers 14. ‘‘History of the World, ____’’ (Mel Brooks film that doesn’t actually have a sequel) 15. Grp. with Bills and Chargers 18. Bridal adornment at Indian weddings 20. Buckets 21. Goggle 22. Bird that went the way of the dodo (before the dodo) 23. Mr. ____, scheming socialite in ‘‘Emma’’ 24. See 105-Across 25. Popular action film franchise .?.?. or what trying to find the item in this puzzle can be described as 29. ‘‘There’s no use’’ .?.?. like trying to find the item in this puzzle? 31. ‘‘The ____ Holmes Mysteries,’’ young adult series made into a 2020 film 32. Hosp. procedure 33. Keys 34. Architect Maya 35. Foreign correspondent, maybe 38. 1976 greatest hits album with a palindromic title 41. Site of Hercules’ first labor 45. What’s-____-name 46. Experimental offshoot of punk 49. Echidna’s prey 50. Service with nearly two billion users 53. ____ reaction 54. Deep cut 55. Liquor store requests 56. Frees (of ) 57. Quiet summons 59. Greases

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FUN BY THE NUMBERS

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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

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. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000/obo 250-3766607. Hijacker SL16 5th wheel hitch c/w attachments. $450/obo. 250-320-9215. Pressure washer $175. Battery charger $150. 48” table saw. $200. Angle grinder $125. 250-3748285. Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650. Walker with hand brakes and basket. Exec condition. $175/obo. 250-3766607.

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Furniture 8ft Antique Couch $900. Couch & matching chairs $200. 250-374-1541. Diningroom table w/8chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $800. 250-374-8933. Exec desk dark finish $200. Teak corner cabinet $100, Custom oak cabinet $200. 250-8517687.

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

NORTH SHORE Moving Sale. Sat, May 1st. 9am-2pm. 238 Tamarack Ave. PS games & acc. Garden stuff, bookshelves, kids storage unit, recliner, end tables, painted rocks, dining table/chairs, misc hsld items. COVID rules apply NORTH SHORE Sat, May 1st. 9am-2pm. 1102 Surrey Ave. Soup to Nuts equals a little of everything. SAHALI Sat&Sun, May 1st and 2nd. 9am-2pm. 615 Springfield Place. Hshld items, Covid Rules Apply. WESTSYDE Saturday, May 1st. 9am2pm. 845 Woodhaven Drive. Tools, hshld, plants, kids bikes. ABERDEEN Saturday, May 1st. 9am-2:30pm. 2227 Sifton Lane. 2 propane camp heaters like new, small elec fireplace & more. Covid Rules Apply.

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

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

www.danshandymanservices.net Handyman for hire. One call for all your handyman needs. Carpentry, drywall, painting, renovations, sheds, decks and fences and more Free Estimates. Blaine 250851-6055.

Lawn & Garden Gardens Rototilled. Tractor mounted tiller. Seniors discount. 250-376-4163.

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Furn Home WestEnd Corporate/Crew 4bd, den nsp near RIH $3700. 250214-0909. Furnished4bdr&denIdeal Corporate/Crewnsp2blks RIH$3700. 250-214-0909

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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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Boats 8ft. Hydroplane “project”. $300. 250-554-8255. Elec boat loader by Dovetail. $1900. 10ft. fiberglass 2-man fly fisher c/w oars, elec motor, loading wheels. $1200. 250-679-3565.

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Pirelli P7 Cinturato Run Flat tires on 17 “ BMW M series rims. $ 950.00. 250-819-0863.

RS5 Audi winter studded snow tires and wheels over 90% tread $1388.00 Call 250 319-8784

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

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

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

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Acting on the instructions of the Trustee, Dodds will auction the Estate of long time Resident of Lake Country. This sale will consist of two Auctions:

1990 Jaguar Red. leather, 4-door, A/C, Power everything. 142,597kms, $2200.00 250-851-0209.

2014 BMW X1 79,500 kms 2 1/2 yrs extended warranty left Must see excellent condition $ 17,500.00 Call or Text 250 571-5563

Sports Utilities & 4x4’s 1986 Bronco 2 4x4. 5spd, lots of repairs done. Project on-going. $2,400. 250-679-3565.

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

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May 8 - 9:00 AM: Huge Selection of Vintage Audio Equipment Including Over 150 Microphones, Reel-To-Reels, Turntables, Amps, Speakers, Records, Reel-To-Reel Tapes, Furniture, Artwork, Books, Hospital Bed & Trac System, Misc. And Much More.. May 15 - 9:00 AM: Tractors, Vehicles, Motorcycles, Metal Lathes, Milling Machines, Compressors, Drill Presses, Welders, Table & Scroll Saws, Thickness Planers, Metal & Wood Bandsaws, Power Hacksaw, Oxy/Act Torch Set, Sanders, Tool Boxes, Scales, Tractor Implements, Beekeeping & Honey Equipment, Vintage Electronics, Collectables & Much More. Bid Online or Absentee Bids Accepted 3311 - 28 Avenue • Subject to additions & deletions

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Notice of Woodlot Licence Plan Submittal

Take notice that a draft Woodlot Licence Plan (WLP) for Woodlot#1602 located in the Indian Gardens area south of Savona has been prepared and is ready for public review and comment. The WLP covers a 10-year period and outlines results and strategies the Woodlot Licensee will utilize to meet the objectives set by government. Please call or email the office of Integrated ProAction Corp if you require more information. A copy of the draft WLP will be available for review on our website www.intpac.ca. Written comments should be submitted no later than May 28, 2021 to the contact below to ensure consideration. Comments and suggestions will be individually addressed. Contact: Scott Dribnenki RFT Email: wl1602@intpac.ca Telephone: (250) 828-7977

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Reference #PPC-03-21/26

As per the Integrated Pest Management Act of British Columbia, Section 61(1) this is Public Notification that: Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina) is performing vegetation management on its facilities, rights-of-way, and related infrastructure within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Peace River, Fraser-Fort George, Cariboo, and Thompson-Nicola Regional Districts as a public and employee safety measure and maintenance procedure from the years 2021 - 2026, a 5-year program. Associated communities in these regions are Fort St John, Chetwynd, Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Clinton, Kamloops and other smaller communities. Select treatments including mechanical, manual, preventive and herbicides will be used at a low rate of application to control the growth of unwanted vegetation. This will reduce any potential fire risk, maximize public safety, and allow access to facilities and rights-of-way for maintenance and operational data collection. Pembina fenced facilities should only be accessed by authorized personnel. These select treatment applications may also be used in accordance with the Weed Control Act by orders from the B.C. Ministry or local jurisdictional authorities. Herbicides will be applied by backpack sprayers with wands and ATV with spray tanks and power nozzles. The trade name and active ingredient of the herbicides to be used are: • Trade names that are proposed for use in this integrated pest management plan: VP 480, Arsenal, Clearview, Milestone, Navius VM, Escort, Banvel VM, Startup, Garlon XRT, 2,4-D amine, MCPA amine, Esplanade SC, Lontrel 360, Torpedo, Gateway, Hasten NT, LI700. • Active ingredients that are proposed for use: Glyphosate, Aminopyralid, Metsulfuron-methyl, Aminocyclopyrachlor, Imazapyr, Dicamba, Triclopyr, 2,4-D, MCPA, Indaziflam, Clopyralid, Flumioxazin, Pyroxasulfone, Adjuvant, Surfactant. Copies of the pest management plan and maps are available at request. For more information please contact: Pembina Pipeline Corporation Attention: Ksenia Privalova, Specialist, Environment 4000, 585-8th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G1 kprivalova@pembina.com Phone: 403-231-6325 A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of this IPMP may send copies of the information to the email address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

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Business Oportunities ~ Caution ~ While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in Kamloops This Week are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.

Employment BAMBOO INN Cook wanted. Willing to train the right person. Apply in person after 4pm. No phone calls please. Construction Company looking for part-time to full-time surveyor for work in Kamloops. 250-8195718.

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Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information

Unique Employment Opportunity Valid driver’s license required F/T - $285.00 per shift

Falkland: 250-3069445 Training provided.

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Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality

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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.

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

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Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipal Council gives notice that it will hold a Public meeting via Zoom and livestreamed on the municipal Facebook page to review the 2021 5 Year Financial Plan. Zoom Meeting ID: 827 3548 7269 Passcode: 103013 Questions, comments and feedback can be forwarded to Cheryl Taylor-Gale at dof@sunpeaksmunicipality.ca.

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NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W0321 Please be advised that Corona Hills Land & Cattle Company Ltd. is proposing to remove 66.765 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W0321 located in the vicinity of Chase Creek within the Okanagan Shuswap Lands and Natural Resource Forest District. Inquiries or comments about this notice must be submitted to Atlas Information Management Ltd., Attention: John Childerley, RPF. Send written comments to 101-1383 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC, V2C 6K7 by May 28, 2021. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting John Childerley, RPF.

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Xaxli’p Development Corporation DBA Xaxli’p Development Ltd. Partnership P/O Box 520, Lillooet BC, V0K 1V0 Ph: (250) 256–4800, Ext. 1309 Fax: (250) 256–4803 Xaxli’p Employment Opportunity: General Manager Job Posting Xaxli’p is a St’at’imc community located in Fountain Valley, 15 km east of Lillooet, BC on Highway 99, with great community and economic development potential. The Xaxli’p Development Corporation (XDC) is seeking a full-time permanent General Manager responsible for management and supervision of the day-to-day operation of XDC and Finances. XDC is restructuring as this is a new opportunity, and strategically working to build on current strengths of industrial construction contracting, archaeological and environmental monitoring, traffic control, and agricultural diversity, while seeking new opportunities. Responsibilities: 1. Implement the XDC Strategic Plan 2. Effective communications between the Board of Directors, XDC Finance Manager, Contractors/Sub-Contractors, government agencies, other 3. Work with the Xaxli’p Economic Development Officer on economic initiatives 4. Work with the XDC Financial Manager to manage XDC budget and financial reports 5. Bidding on contracts, ie: procurement, equipment, increasing XDC opportunities 6. Work with Project Managers, Contractors/Sub-Contractors and material suppliers 7. Prepare and manage project budgets, cashflow and assets/inventory of equipment 8. Oversee daily Administrative, Personnel and operational duties 9. Ensure safety and human resource policies and procedures are current 10. Establish a recruitment and capacity/training plan for XDC employment Skills required: 1. Relevant certificates/degrees, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferably 5 – 10 years of experience in construction, trades and project management 2. Knowledge and experience in Procurement/Bidding on Contracts 3. Project Management and Supervisory skills 4. Communication skills – written and oral 5. Computer and Financially competency

DEADLINE DATE: May 21, 2021 Submit resume, cover letter and references: (prefer 3 and in Construction Trades)

ATTENTION: Sheryl Patrick: Mail to: P/O Box 520, Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0 Deliver: Xaxli’p Administration office at 1433 Fountain Valley Road Email: xdcfinance@xaxlip.ca

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Rte 310 – 651-695 2nd Ave, 660-690 3rd Ave, 110-292 Columbia St, 106-321 Nicola St. – 43 p. Rte 317 – 535-649 7th Ave, 702-794 Columbia St(Even Side), 702-799 Nicola St. – 39 p. Rte 318 – 463 6th Ave, 446-490 7th Ave, 409-585 8th Ave, 604-794 Battle St. – 27 p. Rte 323 – 755-783 6th Ave, 763-804 7th Ave, 744-764 8th Ave, 603-783 Columbia St(Odd Side), 605-793 Dominion St. - 50 p. Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St, 804-987 Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St. - 64 p. Rte 327 - 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. - 38 p. Rte 328 – 935 13th Ave, Cloverleaf Cres, Dominion Cres, Pine Cres, Park Cres. – 52 p. Rte 331 – 984-987 9th Ave, 1125 10th Ave, 901-981 Douglas St, 902-999 Munro St, 806-990 Pleasant St. - 34 p. Rte 335 - 1175-1460 6th Ave, 1165-1185 7th Ave, Cowan St, 550-792 Munro St. – 56 p. Rte 370 – Nicola Wagon Rd, 35377 W. Seymour St. – 36 p. Rte 371 – 125-207 Connaught Rd, 451-475 Lee Rd, 7-376 W. St Paul St. – 73 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11-179 W. Nicola St. – 50 p. Rte 380 – Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 69 p. Rte 381 – 20-128 Centre Ave, Hemlock St, 605-800 Lombard St. – 42 p. Rte 382 – 114-150 Fernie Pl, Fernie Rd, 860-895 Lombard St. – 23 p. Rte 384 – 407-775 W.Battle St, 260-284 Centre Ave. – 42 p. Rte 385 – 350-390 W.Battle St, Strathcona Terr. – 29 p.

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Rte 400 – 383 W. Columbia St. – 21 p. Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p. Rte 451 – Odin Crt, Whiteshield Cres, Whiteshield Pl. – 39 p. Rte 452 – 1430-1469 Springhill Dr. – 64 p. Rte 453 – 1575-1580 Springhill Dr. – 73 p. Rte 456 – Springhaven Pl, Springridge Pl, 1730-1799 Springview Pl. – 47 p. Rte 457 – 990 Gleneagles Dr, 662-698 Monarch Dr, 1810-1896 Springhill Dr, Tolima Crt. – 50 p. Rte 459 – Monarch Crt, & Pl. – 39 p.

Rte 468 – 320-397 Monmouth Dr, Selwyn Rd, 303-430 Waddington Dr. – 57 p. Rte 471 - 100-293 Monmouth Dr. – 38 p. Rte 474 – Coppertree Crt, Trophy Crt. – 21 p. Rte 475 – Castle Towers Dr, Sedgewick Crt & Dr. – 47 p. Rte 476 – Tantalus Crt, Tinniswood Crt, 2018-2095 Tremerton Dr. – 50 p. Rte 481 – Robson Lane, Whistler Crt, Dr, & Pl. – 67 p. Rte 483 - Breakenridge Crt, Cathedral Crt, Grenville Pl, 409-594 Robson Dr. – 59 p. Rte 487 – 201-475,485-495 Hollyburn Dr, Panorama Crt. – 76 p. Rte 492 – 2000-2099 Monteith Dr, Sentinel Crt. – 35 p.

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Rte 508 – 700-810 Hugh Allan Dr. - 49 p. Rte 511 – Drummond Crt. – 50 p. Rte 527 – Hunter Pl, Huntleigh Cres. – 27 p. Rte 528 - 1115-1180 Howe Rd, & 1115-1185 Hugh Allen Dr.-47 p. Rte 542 – Coal Hill Pl, Crosshill Dr, Dunbar Dr. – 58 p.

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Rte 580 – 1300-1466 Pacific Way, Prairie Rose Dr, Rockcress Dr. – 83 p. Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 587 – Sunshine Crt, & Pl. – 51 p. Rte 588 – Davies Pl, 1680-1751 Hillside Dr, & Pl, Monterey Pl, Scott Pl. – 46 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p.

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Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl, Reighmount Dr & Pl. – 61 p. Rte 832 - Bolean Dr & Pl, Chilco Ave, Kathleen Pl. – 58 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 838 – 4556-4797 Cammeray Dr, Strawberry Lane. – 62 p.

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Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 19092003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 24402605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p. Rte 660 – 1689-1692 Adams Ave, Babine Ave, 2391-2881(Odd Side), 2472-2578 (Even Side) Skeena Dr. – 60 p. Rte 666 – 1603-1665 Cheakamus Dr, Cheakamus Pl. – 26 p. Rte 667 – Birkenhead Dr, & Pl, 1674-1791 Cheakamus Dr, Similkameen Pl. – 61 p.

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Rte 4 – 727-795 Crestline St, 24122741 Tranquille Rd. – 71 p. Rte 20 – Barbara Ave, Pala Mesa Pl, Strauss St, Townsend Pl, 2105-2288 Tranquille Rd. – 48 p. Rte 24 – Dale Pl, Lisa Pl, 806999 Windbreak St. – 50 p. Rte 27 – Bentley Pl, Kamwood Pl, 1866-1944 Parkcrest Ave, - 62 p. Rte 32 – Laroque St, 1709-1862 Parkcrest Ave, - 65 p. Rte 107 – 1117 8th St, 1109-1139 10th St, 1110-1140 11th St, 1138 12th St, 809-1175 Pembroke Ave. – 71 p. Rte 137-144-244 Briar Ave, 106-330 Clapperton Rd, Larkspur St, Leigh Rd, 100204 Tranquille Rd, Wilson St, - 55 p.

WESTMOUNT

Rte 206 – Dickenson Rd, Walkem Rd, 1835-1995 Westsyde Rd(Odd Side), Yates Rd. – 53 p.

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TK’EMLÚPS TE SECWÉPEMC Children’s Circle Daycare Society has an opening for a full time Early Childhood Educator. We are a Non-Profit Society striving for excellence in the care of our children and families. We are a play based centre that also uses emergent curriculum. We are a union centre and our wages and benefits are per the current BCGEU collective agreement. After 3 months, you would qualify for extended medical and dental benefits at no cost to you. We also offer matched RSP’s up to a certain percentage. Our daycare also subscribes to the new Wage Enhancement program, and you would also qualify for paid holidays after 3 months. Applications must hold a valid Early Childhood Educator License to practice and a current first aid certificate. The right candidate must enjoy working with children from Infants -5 years of age, have strong communication abilities, reliable, dependable, be able to work as part of a team and be creative. This position is open to both male and female applicants. Please apply with cover letter and resume to childrenscircle@ccdaycare.ca or stpauls@ccdaycare.ca

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TECHNICIAN BACKFILL • Accounting Technician diploma an asset. • One-two years in accounting experience an asset. • Experience with Sage Accpac • Ensures invoices are processed in a timely basis. • Monitors collections of payments.. • Communicates with customers on aged accounts. • Reconciles receivable accounts monthly. • Customer Service Experience • Must pass a criminal record check. • Must have a valid BC dl Wage as per TteS wage grid. Please apply to resume@kib.ca Deadline to apply: May 3, 2021, by 2 pm.


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School District No. 73 KAMLOOPS-THOMPSON Groundsperson (8-month term) School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) is currently accepting applications for the position of Groundsperson.

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In Loving Memory of a lifetime friend who is missed everyday Carson Hyndman

If you have the above qualifications, please submit your written application by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 to makeafuture.ca/Kamloops-thompson or to: Tim Dempster, Manager of Grounds School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) 965 Notre Dame Drive Kamloops BC V2C 5P8 E-mail to tdempster@sd73.bc.ca Deadline to apply: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

School District No. 73 KAMLOOPS-THOMPSON

The successful applicant must possess a valid Class 2 Drivers license with an Air endorsement and have three years proven previous driving experience. Applicants must be able to successfully complete the School District’s pre-trip evaluation and road test.

Carson Hyndman was a friend not only to me but many others. He held all his friends in high regard and was always there to help them out anytime they needed. I am honored to have had Carson in my life for over 50 years. We had many adventures biking, fishing, hunting,camping and more. He was a friend that could be counted on! A friend that is missed! You are missed my friend. Ray

In Loving Memory of Hugh Leroy Turner

August 12, 1929 - October 4, 2015

Audrey Ruth Turner March 2, 1933 - January 17, 2020

Those individuals who have submitted an application in the last six (6) months will be considered and need not reapply.

Mom and Dad

Applications should include, but are not limited to, the following information: • Work history • Indication of a valid Class 2 driver’s license • An Air Brake Endorsement • A recent driver’s abstract

For as long I can remember... You were always by my side, To give me support, confidence and help.

If you have the above qualifications, please submit your written application by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021 to makeafuture.ca/Kamloops-thompson or to: Sherry Kristjanson, Manager of Transportation School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) 710 McGill Road Kamloops BC V2C 0A2 E-mail to skristjanson@sd73.bc.ca Deadline to apply: Monday, May 10, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Thanks for wearing a mask, for everyone!

In Loving Memory of

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Larry Campbell

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Nick Rezeli Taya January 10, 1936 - April 30, 2011 Carly Reinbold June 26, 1993 April 27, 2020

School Bus Drivers

School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) is currently accepting applications for Relief School Bus Drivers for Kamloops or Barriere.

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November 27, 1935 - April 26, 2020

The successful applicant must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence with Code 20 heavy trailer endorsement and have one season proven previous work experience as a Groundsperson, Landscaper, or Labourer in a related area. Applicants must be physically able to perform all duties of the position, and will be subject to a Physically Fit to Work assessment, and a Job Specific assessment. Applications should include, but are not limited to, the following information: • Work history • Indication of a valid Class 5 driver’s licence with Code 20 Heavy Trailer Endorsement • A recent driver’s abstract

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For as long as I can remember... You were always the people I looked up to, So strong, so sensitive, so wonderful. For as long as I can remember... You always provided stability within our family, Full of laughter, full of tears, full of love.

Forever in our Hearts. His legacy lives on. Missed by Holly; Brent & Sandra, Erin & Bruce, Andrea & Cameron, Scott & Michele, Ian, Lachlan and seven grandchildren.

We love you and miss you. You will always be my Baby Girl.

We still plan to have a celebration of Larry’s life when it will be safe for us all to come together.

Love forever Mom and Darren

10 years have passed and we miss you everyday. We couldn’t of had a better dad, thank you for everything.

Cheers Pops

The Rezeli’s

The Little Unicorn by Peggy Kociscin, Albuquerque, New Mexico

There lived a little unicorn (From when the earth was new), His coat so white it glistened, His eyes a sparkling blue.

He learned that there are shadows In spite of shining sun. The more he grew, he found that life Was never always fun.

The unicorn tried tirelessly, And gave the climb his best; But he felt it was not good enough, He felt he’d failed the test.

In innocence and beauty, He danced through woods and streams. The animals danced with him, His heart aglow with dreams.

For now he’d learn of feelings That come from deep within; No longer in the “dream world” Where (for so long) he’d been.

He could not understand it When he felt himself rejected – When all his gentle being asked Was but to be accepted.

He laughed and played with rainbows, So happy all day through, He loved to kiss the flowers As their petals shone with dew.

His gentle heart desired But to know the pleasure of To give and to receive The very precious gift of love.

All this was just too much for him, He knew not what to do. That he was special as himself, Somehow, he never knew.

He wandered through the meadows In the moon’s soft, silver light. He loved to gaze at all the stars That lightened up the night.

To love meant to be happy, And yet it also brought him pain; For those he loved could hurt him Again.. and yet again.

His spirit crushed, he felt defeated, And lonely tears would start. Not understanding how to love, It simply broke his heart.

He listened to the music Of the birds that graced the trees. He frolicked with the butterflies And raced the gentle breeze.

But now he’s in a loving place His mother held him lovingly Where all his pain has ceased, And tried to ease his fears About the sadness life could bring... Where all accepted him and his love, Where all he knows is peace. The lonely, bitter tears.

But, as he grew and learned of life, The sparkle in his eye Grew misty as he realized Just what it means to cry.

She said, “Life is like a mountain, (And surely this is true) That we must climb as best we can. There’s no ‘around or ‘through.’”

A loving Being tells him, “You’re delightful as you are.” His spirit free, his brilliance now Outshines the brightest star!

For as long I can remember... And still today, You are everything a parent should be. Whatever I have become is because of you... ...And I thank you forever. Bereavement Publishing Inc. 5125 N. Union Blvd., Suite 4, Colorado Springs, CO 80918


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Hatsue Yoshida

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Lyse Biech (née DesRosiers)

March 26, 1929 - April 17, 2021

September 2, 1950 - April 15, 2021

It is with great heartfelt sadness that the family of Hatsue Yoshida announce her passing on April 17, 2021. She will be deeply missed by her sons and grandchildren, Don of Virginia, granddaughter and grandson-in-law Shena and Ryan of Brooklyn, NY, Ken of Kamloops, BC, and Gary (Suzanne), granddaughter Lyric and grandson Rohan of Whistler, BC, and many nieces and nephews. Surviving Mom is her brother Jenji (Joanne) of North Saanich, BC, niece Sandi of Sooke, BC, nephew Jason of Victoria, BC and niece Laura of Portland, OR, sister-in-law Anna (Barry) of Kamloops, brothers-in-law Tetsuo of Calgary, AB and Hidewo (Setsuko) of Winnipeg, MB and nephews Blair, Kent, and niece Erin, nephews of Vancouver Rick (Diane), Abe (Pamela), nieces Evelyn and Linda (Mike) of Kamloops, BC. Haddie was predeceased by husband Yoshio, sons Stanley and Patrick, parents Kumajiro and Chiyoko Konishi, sister Setsuko Iwasaki (Yataro), brother Fiko (Shirley) Konishi, brother-in-law Suyeki Yoshida (Lorna), sisters-in-law Jean Yoshida, Midori Yoshida, and Haruka Yokome (Mitsuo). Haddie was the eldest of four children to Kumajiro and Chiyoko Konishi. She was born on Mayne Island, British Columbia on March 26, 1929. Haddie and her family were relocated to the Skimikin/Turtle Valley area in April 1942 during World War II. She cherished the 11 families that lived alongside her own in Skimikin/Turtle Valley area. She possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of their many histories. After the war, Haddie’s family rebuilt and settled in Tappen, BC to farm strawberries and tomatoes. In November 1954, she married the love of her life, Yoshio. She would go on to be blessed with five sons and prosper in the City of Kamloops. Haddie was extremely resourceful, wise and endearing. She was blessed with a green thumb and maintained a luscious garden year after year. She had delicate hands that allowed her to create dresses that could be worn to celebrate any occasion.

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Sylvia Rose Whalley

December 8, 1924 - April 21, 2021

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Lyse Biech (70), of Kamloops, BC. Lyse passed away peacefully at home with her daughter by her side on April 15, 2021. She left this earth after a 3 year battle with metastatic breast cancer, with grace. Born September 2, 1950 in Iroquois Falls, Ontario to the late Armand and Yolande DesRosiers (née Henry). She is survived by her children Paula and Ryan (Chantal); grandkids Nolan and Paige and her first cousin Linda (Richard). She was predeceased by her husband Glenn in 2005. Lyse was an academic her whole life, always studying and learning. She obtained her BA degree in 1971 in Ontario. She later moved to BC where she lived in Langley for 40 years, then came to Kamloops 6 years ago. She enjoyed her life with friends and family, playing golf, travelling, playing puzzles and laughing. Her family was her greatest accomplishment and love in life. She was a talented piano teacher and French tutor who touched the lives of many students. Lyse passed on her love of music to those around her. She will be remembered for her talent, passion, drive, generosity, caring nature and her fiery sense of humour. Her legacy is her family and music career. We will miss you beyond words and hope you are flying with the angels now. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Xoxoxo Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Joyce Lorraine Snider 1931 - 2021

Her dedication to her family and friends knew no bounds. She would often have friends stay overnight, and she would take great joy and pride in cooking them carefully crafted Japanese meals and making sure they went home with plenty of her fresh vegetables.

We are saddened to announce the death of Joyce Lorraine Snider on April 15, 2021, at the age of 90. Joyce was the youngest daughter of Muriel and Fred Fowler and was born March 3, 1931 in Smithers, BC.

She had so much love to give. We are deeply saddened by our loss. Funeral for Hatsue is scheduled for May 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops BC. For attendance please RVSP with Kamloops Funeral Home at: home@kamloopsfuneralhome.com or (250) 5542577. The Service will also be available through live streaming. Please contact Kamloops Funeral Home for the link.

Joyce is survived by her son Robert (Sheryl) of Kamloops, BC, daughter Jill (Jack) of Vanderhoof, BC, and three grandsons: Robert, Andrew and Jonathan French. Joyce also leaves behind her devoted friend John, loving niece Sandy and many other caring nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers for Haddie and family please donate to the Kamloops Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple or a charity of your choice.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband Douglas, her sisters Mary and Muriel and brother Bob.

Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Joyce greatly enjoyed her golfing, bridge and curling friends as well as those friends she met through her many years of volunteering.

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grandchildren grandchildren.

Our dear Mom passed away in her 97th year. Predeceased by John, her husband of 56 years and left to mourn her passing are her children Craig (Linda), Tim (Sue), Joan (Larry), Becky (Frank), nine and twelve great-

Mom led an always interested and interesting life, an attitude she instilled in her children. She was ceaselessly curious about people, places and things, while making lasting friendships throughout her life time. She will be missed dearly by all those who loved and cared for her. May you stay forever young. No service at this time. To honour Sylvia’s memory, please donate in her name to the charity of your choice.

Ask DRAKE Drake Smith, MSW Funeral Director Every Wednesday in KTW! Q. What do people worry most about concerning funerals? A. A lot of people worry about how they’re going to pay for it. You can tell it’s on their mind when they walk in. I can say with confidence that everyone we serve walks away relieved. Call and we’ll explain how we do that.

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Frank Plut Frank Plut passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021, surrounded by family, at Kamloops Seniors Village. He was 89 years old. Frank was born in Princeton, BC on September 2, 1931, then moved to Osoyoos, BC where at the age of 4 he helped plant the family orchard. In addition to school and working on the farm, Frank found time to enjoy baseball, time with his horses and rodeoing. The young cowboy soon caught the eye of his future wife Kathleen. They were married in North Vancouver in November of 1953 and started a family. A work opportunity with BC Tel brought Frank and his family to Kamloops in 1966 and they set down deep roots. He stayed with BC Tel throughout his career, installing many of the first single-line phones in remote communities like Whistler, Bella Coola, Bralorne and the Gang Ranch. He would return from his out-of-town trips with new recipes, gifts from the locals and invariably some good tales; he was a gifted story-teller. Frank had a large family and enjoyed spending time with them. Family vacations were spent together either on a road trip in the station wagon or off camping. He was proud of his children and all their accomplishments and was further blessed with twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was always glad for their visits and especially loved to gather at Christmas. Frank was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish for 55 years and made many friends there. He served as an usher at church and called bingo for many years. He played a good game of cribbage, loved to hunt and fish and grew a large garden each year. He loved a good joke, laughed loudly and made the best cowboy breakfasts. After retirement Frank stayed young spending time with his horses. He’d head off into the hills around Knutsford to count cattle then meet afterwards at the Place Inn to have coffee with buddies and ‘chew the fat’. He was a drover for many years at the Kamloops Cattle Drive, loved team penning, and meeting old friends at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton. Frank and Kay also enjoyed travelling: from Alaska to Hawaii, from California to Texas and New York; across Australia and New Zealand; and to Slovenia to visit relatives and his parents’ birthplace. He loved to travel but was always happy to return home as he believed that he lived “in God’s country.” Frank is survived by his six children: Cathy Wilcox (Tom), Lynn deBruijn (Karl), Mary Plut, John Plut (Gilda Oliverio), Sandra Arends (John), and Maureen Plut (Tony Gasparin); sister-in-law Yvonne Miller; grandchildren Mike (Risha), Kurt (Dayle), Meg (Anton), Sam, Jake (Joyce), Catie (Darcy), Matt, Luke (Nick), Giuliana (Matt), Ben, Jack and Ava; great-grandchildren Emma and Lars; brothers Martin, Luis and Joseph and many nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his parents Martin and Agnes, his wife Kathleen (Kay) in 2009, infant daughter Susan, sisters Frances, Marg and Agnes, brothers Stanley and Wesley, sister-in-law Marie, brothers-in-law David and Ian, son-in-law Brian MacDonald and nephew Martin Delaney. The family would like to thank all the caregivers, friends and family who supported and visited Dad in his home over the last few years. We would especially like to thank Carole Carroll, Hinke Floris, and his nephew Martin who always brought coffee and enjoyed talking as much as Dad did. Kamloops Seniors Village was Dad’s home for the past 3 years and the family would like to thank the staff who cared for and supported him and us during his stay there. A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 29, 2021 for immediate family, followed by a private family graveside ceremony. Live streaming of the service can be accessed online on Thursday at 9:00 am at: https://www.distantlink.com/SCIBC4.html In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC SPCA (horse rescue) by phoning 1-855-622-7722 in Frank’s memory, or to a charity of your choice. Condolence messages may be left at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Marlene June Rombough July 28, 1937 – April 21, 2021 It is with deep sadness that the family of Marlene Rombough of St. Albert, AB announce that she passed away peacefully at the age of 84. Her husband and children were able to say their goodbye’s prior to her passage into the Lords hands. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Edward Rombough of 63 years, and their children, Dennis (Delphine), Perry (Tamis), Kelly (Laurie), Corinne (Lyle), Cameron (Cindy); 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, her brother Harvey Dietrich; brother-inlaw, Robert (Bunnie) Rombough, plus many nieces and nephews. Marlene was predeceased by her parents Leo & Theresa Dietrich; Sisters, Dorothy Poissant, Doreen Anderson & Bernice Roberts; Grandson, Adam Rombough. Marlene was born and raised in Heisler, AB and later moved to Edmonton, AB where she met and married the love of her life Ed. They spent the first part of their married life in Edmonton, Alberta and later moved to Kamloops, BC where they raised their 5 children. After the children had left home, they started a journey of adventures following their hearts and serving the Lord at Radway Bible College, Hinton Retreat Center then moving on to build and run the Cache Creek Retreat Center. After serving the Lord they settled once again in Kamloops, BC where Marlene was known for her helping hands in St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She loved to entertain, travel, bake pies for her children, cross stitch, playing cards and winning at the casino. The last few years Marlene and Ed moved to St. Albert, AB to be supported through their senior years. They quickly found friends in St. Albert through the church and seniors bridge club. The funeral will be held Saturday, May 1st in St. Albert by invitation only (due to government regulations) followed by interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers,

donations be made in Memory of Marlene Rombough to her favorite charity: Chalice. ca or 1-800-776-6855 to help children in third world countries. For people wanting to attend the funeral virtually there will be a link available through Connelly-McKinley website. To send condolences, please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com. Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home St. Albert Chapel (780) 458-2222

A Vanished Friend

Around the corner I have a friend In this great city that has no end; Yet days go by, and weeks rush on, And before I know it a year has gone, And I never see my old friend’s face,         He knows I like him just as well As in the days when I rang his bell,                   Tired of playing a foolish game,          “Tomorrow, I will call on Jim,              But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And the distance between us grows and grows, Around the corner, yet miles away           And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end, Around the corner a vanished friend! by Anders Lim


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Allan Isaac Allan Isaac, Dad, Grandfather, Brother and friend to all who knew him, was born August 13, 1944 in the log cabin on the family farm in Crooked Creek, Alberta, to parents Philip and Alda Isaac. He passed away April 14, 2021, in Chilliwack, BC, reaching the age of 76 years. His childhood home was two miles from Ridgevalley School, where he received all of his formal education, walking uphill both ways! As the second child he learned to work hard on the family farm at a young age. At age 16 he went to work to help support his family, starting at Isaac and Esau sawmill. His next jobs took him all over BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, operating heavy equipment, which included buggies, cats, graders, and basically any machine. He became quite a sought after operator, with finish grading being his claim to fame. He always favoured working in BC with its rock, mountains and milder climate. Projects included the Bennett Dam, Mica Dam, pads for power transmission lines, various highways including the Coquihalla, pipelines, railway repairs, climbing cranes and more. His employers included Dawson, Kiewit, North American, Somerville, and more. He belonged to the International Union of Operating Engineers for most of his life. He gladly trained other workers, even surveyors and engineers. Allan was a social man and made friends everywhere he went. He was kind to all who crossed paths with him. He was patient, hard working, had a great sense of humour, and always had interesting stories to tell about work, travelling, geography and world events. He loved to travel and was able to do quite a bit of it later in life. He greatly enjoyed helping out many people along the way. Allan loved family, and he always carried a deep love for Latino people and Spanish culture. In January of 1970, he married Sofia Reyes Trolle in Mexico. They have three sons, Philip Richard, Jesse Eben, and Axel. He loved his five grandchildren deeply and greatly enjoyed spending time with them. The majority of his life he lived and worked in Kamloops, but also in Edmonton, Crooked Creek, and work camps. It was in Nicaragua that he met and married Elizabeth Castillo Garcia in March of 2010. Approximately 4 years ago he developed heart problems. He then went to live in Ridgevalley Home in Crooked Creek, AB to be near his siblings, but ended up returning to his family in BC. Allan’s faith was very important to him. He worshipped in various churches, and claimed forgiveness for his sins through Jesus Christ. His parents, one brother and one sister, and various in-laws preceded him in death. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

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Margaret (Peggy) Mary Beauchemin (née McGuire)

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GIVE LAVISHLY LIVE ABUNDANTLY By Helen Steiner Rice The more you give,

Margaret (Peggy) Mary Beauchemin (née McGuire) Kamloops passed away April 12, 2021 at 81 years of age.

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She is survived by her loving husband Robert Beauchemin, her children Marquise Beauchemin (Gord Max) of Foothills Alberta, Andree Beauchemin (Mike Holman) of Kamloops, and her grandson James Holman. She will be greatly missed by her very best friend Evelyn Wal of Prince George, BC. Margaret was raised in the Village of Hastings and the city of Toronto in Ontario. There she studied piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Margaret was an avid skater, and reader. She loved all animals, but especially dogs. Margaret graduated as an RN in1961 and went to work at the Moose Factory hospital in Northern Ontario. There, she met her future husband Robert. In November of 1963, they married and moved to Kamloops, BC where she worked as a nurse. In 1970, she gave birth to her first daughter Marquise. Four years later, her second daughter Andree was born. Her grandson James was born in 2014. Margaret is predeceased by her father James Raymond McGuire, her mother Teresa McGuire and step-mother Alma McGuire. Special thanks to Dr. Ruth Farren, Dr. Bill Stinson, Interior Health nurses and care aids as well as her pharmacists.

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.

There will be no formal service by her request. Memorial donations may be made to the Kamloops S.P.C.A or Make a Wish Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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

A memorial service for Allan will be announced at a later date.

             

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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

THE ANGEL ON YOUR SHOULDER

By Jackie Huston Lena, Wisconsin

by Kathy Ruth Manongdo

Written on Father’s Day 2010

There’s an angel on your shoulder Though you may not know she’s there,

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?

She watches over you day and night

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

She’ll be there through your triumphs

Only you fit the pilot’s seat As your hands and feet heart and eyes are trained to work the plane You know every part and how to fix it You are navigating by the spirit You belong to a solid tender heart and so accepted as firm to soar You’re worth the shiniest mint coins and bills in circulation and so loved Your competence as an airplane secures my place For more experiences with you Will you invite me onboard?

And keeps you in her care. There’s an angel on your shoulder Watching you learn and grow Keeping you safe from danger And nurturing your soul. She’ll dance on clouds with pride, She’ll hold your hand through disappointments and fears, Standing faithfully by your side.          And stood up for what was right. In your life you’ll be faced with decisions and trials And she’ll shine down her guiding light. Life holds so much in store for you, So remember as you grow older, There are no heights you cannot reach ‘Cause there’s an angel on your shoulder. Bereavement Publishing Inc. 5125 N. Union Blvd, Suite 4 Colorado Springs, CO 80918


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Mary Irene Smith Mary Irene Smith of Barriere passed away peacefully on April 16, 2021. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Carol (Brian), Linda (Dixie), Greg (Anita), her six grandchildren Brandi (Dave), Crystal (Jim), Jordan (Rachel), Ashlea (Adam), Cameron and Krysta, and her nine greatgrandchildren Wyatt, Riley, Sierra, Austin, Anika, Connor, Oliver, Elliot and Dawson. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd in 1999. Mom was born in Hillcrest, Alberta on July 1, 1929 but moved with her family to Langley at a very young age. Her family cleared land, built a house and built up a dairy herd so Mom was raised on a farm which perhaps led to her life long love and wonderment of nature. She attended school in Langley, worked as a telephone operator in Vancouver and met Dad. They married in Langley and spent the early years of their marriage there. In 1952 they moved to McLure where she lived until she moved to Barriere in 2005. Mom was very proud of her family and all their accomplishments. She was there with encouragement and cookies. All the grandchildren spent many summer holidays at Grandma and Grandpa’s including on their houseboat at Squam Bay. As they all grew into adulthood she remained their biggest supporter encouraging them in all they did and was so proud of each and every one of them. She was well on her way to providing the same support to the next generation her great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Vinsulla Women’s Institute for many years and those friendships endured. She loved the Seventh Day Adventist Church and her church family. She lived well, embracing a healthy lifestyle and it served her well. She lived a long healthy life, though she did have her guilty pleasures milk chocolate. She was kind, generous, loyal and affectionate to everyone and will be missed by all who knew her. Nobody was a stranger. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Mary Agnes Scott

March 16, 1953 - April 19, 2021 Mary Agnes Scott (March) passed away on April 19, 2021 at the age of 68 surrounded by both of her children. Predeceased by her husband Wayland Royce Scott, Mary is survived by her son John Andrew (Leah) Scott, daughter Ashley (Paul) Wood and sweet grandchildren Jack, Luke and Brielle Scott and Wyatt Wood. Mary was born in Loon Lake, SK and spent her younger years moving around the interior of BC from Vernon, to Golden then Boston Bar where she spent most of her childhood. She moved to Kamloops as a teenager and graduated from Kam High in 1971. As a young adult, she started her career as a bank manager at the Coast. In 1978 she returned to Kamloops before she ventured on to Edmonton, AB in 1980 where she met her husband, and in 1983 she returned to Kamloops and they began to raise a family in 1985. At the age of 23, Mary committed her life to Christ, and sought to serve the Lord faithfully every day. Her life work was investing in people by loving them, accepting them for who they were, and praying for them faithfully. Mary served those in her church with her whole heart for many years, and even as her health began to decline, she continued to maintain relationships by faithfully praying for more people than we will ever know of. She leaves behind a legacy of tireless love, and service. While we grieve the earthly loss of our beloved Mom, and Nana, we praise God that she is free from pain, and sorrows, and she is reunited with her Heavenly Father and husband. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

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Footprints

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

There will be an online memorial service on Saturday, May 1st, at 3:00 pm. For more information, please email marysmemorial0501@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mustard Seed Kamloops. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

H Journey’s Just Begun Don’t think of her as gone away, Her journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets,

PRAYER FOR

PEACE Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

This earth is only one.

When there is hatred, let me sow love;

Just think of her as resting,

Where there is injury, pardon;

From the sorrows and the tears,

Where there is doubt, faith;

In a place of warmth and comfort, Where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing, That we could know today, How nothing but our sadness,

Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy.

Can really pass away.

Grant that I may not so much

And think of her as living,

Seek to be consoled, as to console;

In the hearts of those she touched,

To be loved, as to love;

For nothing loved is ever lost;

For it is in the giving that we receive;

And she was loved so much. by E. Brenneman

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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