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CONTRACT CONCERNS, VENDOR QUESTIONS AND DONATIONS TO A RELIGIOUS GROUP KTW’s series of stories in February on spending at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District led to policy changes, an independent third-party fiscal review and an RCMP criminal investigation. In today’s edition of Kamloops This Week, we look at the awarding of a janitorial contract that led to concerns from inside the TNRD and ask why taxpayer funds were used to make donations to a religious organization.

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School District 73 has held its final consultation meeting addressing proposed catchment changes for Kamloops schools. At issue are four potential catchment boundary changes and the possible reopening of Ralph Bell elementary in Valleyview to deal with overcrowding. On May 5, catchment changes were discussed regarding Juniper Ridge elementary, Marion Schilling elementary and the re-opening of Ralph Bell, which the district shuttered in 2010, but still owns. Among the concerns voiced by those who will be affected are the division of the Juniper Ridge neighbourhood into two different catchment areas, concerns over criminal activity in the vicinity of the to-bereopened Ralph Bell and the mental health and wellbeing of students.

Currently, Juniper Ridge elementary now 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. 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. Ralph Bell is at 1764 Valleyview Dr., 5.3 kilometres from Juniper Ridge (2540 Qu’Appelle Blvd) and 2.4 kilometres from Marion Schilling (2200 Park Dr.). Parents of school-aged children who spoke at the May 5 meeting were particularly concerned about dividing Juniper Ridge into multiple catchment areas and asked that the district leave the neighbourhood intact. Data presented by district staff shows overcrowding in a number of Kamloops schools that is expected to get worse in the next 10 years. SD73 superintendent Terry Sullivan said making no changes now may ease immediate concerns of people, but, “I don’t think it’s going to satisfy people five years from now.”

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Notice To Motorists Please use caution when driving in the vicinity and obey all traffic control personnel, signs, and devices in the following area: • Tranquille Road Singh Street to 12th Street • Victoria Street 100 block • Westmount Drive Westsyde Road to Collingwood Drive • Schreiner Street Edgemount Avenue to Bossert Avenue • Schubert Drive Brentwood Avenue to Comox Avenue To stay up to date on road work projects, visit: Kamloops.ca/Kammute

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ONLINE DOG SERVICES Kamloops dog owners can now receive enhanced services through the MyCity service portal, Kamloops.ca/MyCity. Having a registered dog licence account on MyCity allows dog owners to apply for new dog licences; renew dog licences; replace lost dog tags; update personal account information; and opt in to receive electronic dog renewal notices, invoices, and receipts directly to their email inbox.

Online dog service options include: • e-Apply—new dog owners can now apply for a licence online. Visit Kamloops.ca/Dogs to begin your application. • e-Billing—register with MyCity to add a dog licence account and receive your annual licence renewal notice electronically. Register at Kamloops.ca/MyCity. Each November, renewal notices for the following year are sent out. Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their addresses on their dog licence accounts are up to date to avoid a late payment penalty of $32.50. The MyCity portal provides an easy way to update account information. • More payment options—pay for a licence or fine online at Kamloops.ca/PayOnline with a credit card or with one of the new options—Visa/Mastercard Debit or Interac Online.

CURBSIDE ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION Public engagement efforts for the Curbside Organic Waste Collection Project are continuing, and we want to hear from you!

Online Survey This survey will help us to understand attitudes and habits around garbage, food waste, recycling, composting, and yard waste; to identify residents’ priorities and concerns; and to measure overall support of the project. Data collected from the survey will also help City staff in selecting routes for the pilot program. The survey will be open until May 18. To request a paper copy of the survey, please call 250-828-3461. Survey respondents can enter to win one of three $100 gift certificates to local garden/landscaping stores. To learn more and to take the survey, visit: LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Organics

For full details of licensing rates, late payment penalties, and steps for purchasing a new dog licence, visit: Kamloops.ca/Dogs

Notice to Residents WATER RESTRICTIONS Waterworks Bylaw No. 12-31 states that no sprinkling or irrigating is allowed between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm from May 1 to August 31. The first offence will result in a $100 fine; each subsequent offence will result in a $200 fine.

YOU’VE GOT MAIL! Keep an eye out for your City Newsletter—found in your utility bill—and for your property tax bill, which will be arriving before the end of May. If you haven’t already done so, consider going paperless with eBilling. Sign up at Kamloops.ca/MyCity and receive City bills and newsletters by email.

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Domtar sold to Paper Excellence KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Domtar Corp., which owns and operates the pulp mill in Kamloops, has reached an agreement to be acquired by Paper Excellence in a deal worth an estimated $3 billion. Paper Excellence, a manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing and packaging papers, will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Domtar common stock for $55.50 per share, in cash. After the transaction closes, Paper Excellence intends to continue the operations of Domtar as a standalone business entity. As such, Domtar will continue to be led by its management team and Paper

Excellence plans to retain its corporate and production locations. “This marks a major step in our global strategy of identifying well-positioned assets and positioning them for growth,” said Joe Ragan, global chief financial officer of Paper Excellence. “Domtar is a natural fit for our culture of operational excellence. We look forward to investing in Domtar’s assets and people for long-term growth.” Shares of Domtar Corp. soared by 13.6 per cent on Tuesday, toward a 2.5-year high, following announcement of the deal. After the deal closes, which is expected to occur in the second half of 2021, Domtar will continue operations as a standalone entity with its current management team.

Paper Excellence has its headquarters in Richmond and is owned by Jackson Widjaja, whose family runs Asia Pulp and Paper, which is part of the Indonesian agri-business group Sinar Mas. Paper Excellence was created in 2007, though it and Sinar Mas are owned by the Widjaj family — Sinar Mas by founder Eka Tjipta Widjaja. Paper Excellence owns seven mills and a distribution centre in B.C., all of which employ about 2,000 people. The company also owns a mill in Saskatchewan — at Meadow Lake, its first purchase in Canada, in 2007 — and a mill in Nova Scotia. The company also has operations elsewhere, with approximately 7,000 employees worldwide.

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NOTARY PUBLIC This house at 105-2575 Elston Dr. in Westsyde is this year’s Y Dream Home, valued at about $720,000. Tickets sold out in a record 53 hours, with demand so great the website crashed, leaving 170 people who thought they bought tickets out of luck and given a refund. Draw date for the grand prize home and hundreds of secondary prizes is June 30. KTW PHOTO

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This year’s Y Dream Home Lottery was a nightmare for some who thought they purchased a ticket for a chance to win a brand new house in Westsyde, only to later be refunded and left without an entry. “I’m just very disappointed,” Christine Harrington told KTW, noting her family has purchased tickets for the past few years and looks forward to dream home day, when prize winners are announced.

“I know there’s a lot of people who are upset.” Harrington logged onto the Y Dream Home Lottery website on May 4, the day tickets went on sale. She said she entered the required information, but then the website crashed. Despite being at work, the Kamloops business owner checked the website on and off for two hours, hoping to snag tickets. The website came back up and she was able to order a dream home five-pack of tickets and 50/50 entries. However, despite a congratulatory notification of her tickets and

a $500 charge to her credit card, Harrington’s tickets never arrived. She said she received an email telling her the tickets were attached in a PDF, but they were not there. She emailed, requesting the tickets, and received an email back. Harrington said she was told something went wrong during the transaction and that she would be refunded. “I immediately went onto the website to see if there were tickets still available and they were all sold out,” she said. See DEMAND, A11 Fulton & Company LLP

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CENSUS SHOWS US WHERE WE ARE GOING Yesterday — May 11 — was Census Day in Canada. Did you manage to finish the online questionnaire by that deadline? It may seem like a hassle, especially if you were asked to complete the long form survey, but the answers to all those questions are crucial in planning much of our lives going forward. For policy makers, the census offers information for decisions in Kamloops and other communities on where to build new schools and roads. The census helps guide the federal government in determining how much money it sends to provinces and territories in transfer payments to pay for health care. The document tells city halls, legislatures and the House of Commons where deficiencies are in social services and guides myriad decisions based on demographics. The more information the statisticians get, the better we can all be served. The national census is conducted every five years and this year’s exercise had the additional quirk of being done during a pandemic, when many of our daily routines have radically changed in the past year. Geoff Bowlby, director general at Statistics Canada, told Canadian Press the agency is looking at how to analyze responses to questions affected by the pandemic, such as a commute to work that for some people has been replaced by a walk down the staircase to a home office in the basement. If you were busy and did not manage to complete the census, go online to census.gc.ca to learn what options are available for you. Robert W. Doull President Aberdeen Publishing Inc. EDITORIAL Publisher: Robert W. Doull Editor: Christopher Foulds Newsroom staff: Dave Eagles Marty Hastings Jessica Wallace Sean Brady Michael Potestio SALES STAFF: Linda Skelly Jodi Lawrence Liz Spivey Paul De Luca

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ast September, I put out a call to action, asking you to consider how each of us can positively influence the kind of experience we have in our backyards, streets, neighbourhoods and community. I suggested this could be done through small acts, supporting local and being patient, safe and kind. As I reflect on the last few months, I feel such an immense sense of pride in our city — in how the community has come together to support each other, how groups and individuals have innovated and how new connections have been made. My sense is also there isn’t nearly enough space given to celebrate these things, so today I will honour them by providing the muchdeserved space. • More faces in public spaces: Every time I’m out on my bike, for a walk or a hike, I am blown away by the number of people I see outside enjoying our parks, trails and open areas. It’s exciting to see so many people exploring new places and experiencing Kamloops in new ways. If you’ve found a new favourite place, I’d love to hear about it. • Keep Kamloops: This amazing grassroots campaign is aimed at boosting culture, recreation and heritage organizations by publicizing their importance and by encouraging people to donate and

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CITY HALL participate. The goal is to “Keep Kamloops active, creative and engaged by supporting the organizations that do just that.” Do you know of an organization engaged in arts, culture or recreation and want them highlighted? Let them know. • Phenomenal fundraising: The last year has been tough on not-forprofits, too, which means support through donations and fundraising is even more important than ever. The RIH patient-care tower, TRU, the Kamloops YMCA, the Kamloops Food Bank and — one close to my heart — A Way Home Kamloops are just a few of the organizations with record-breaking fundraising campaigns in the last year. Many of these campaigns are supported by service organizations like Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis and/or volunteers. Kamloops has always been a generous community and

individuals and business have all stepped up in a huge way. Thank you. • Building community: You don’t have to travel far in the city to see a construction crane or something new taking shape. It’s an exciting time for growth and I’m looking forward to seeing these new spaces animated. The City of Kamloops is seeking input on the North Shore Neighbourhood plan. Visit Let’s Talk Kamloops for more information on the vision for the North Shore and to provide your input. • Caring in the Community: From food drives for those in need, to support for individuals and families experiencing challenging times, to saving pets, to cleaning up our streets and shores, Kamloops never fails to come together. Social media is a powerful and positive tool when used for good. A small request on Facebook can result in a family not needing to worry about food for a week or turn an idea into a community clean-up initiative. What positive things have you experienced or witnessed? Sadie Hunter is a Kamloops councillor. Council columns appear monthly in the print edition of KTW and online at kamloopsthisweek. com. To contact Hunter, email shunter@kamloops.ca. To comment on this column, email editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com.


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CITY NEEDS TO STEP UP AND HELP Editor: Re: (‘A call for City of Kamloops to even pandemic-relief playing field,” April 28): Restaurants downtown have been given much support by the city during the pandemic via help with expanded patios. Although they need the support and extending their patios so they can continue to operate was a great idea, where’s the fairness for other businesses that are in desperate need of help? As I walked downtown for the first time in a while, I noticed

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Editor: A big thank you to City of Kamloops gardeners who have created an amazing array of multi-coloured tulips of different sizes in the large cement planters on Lorne Street. The flowers are admired by all who pass by. Rachel Long Kamloops

Editor: It comes as no surprise that we are being made aware of the mess — realized and complained about for many years by many residents — at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. It has been this way from Day 1.

The TNRD is a useless foundation that, in too many situations, serves no real purpose but to put funds into what appears to be useless endeavours. In my experience over many years in this area, I have observed too many times how the regional district,

after receiving payment for fees for application purposes, then refuses to permit the proposed project. But the TNRD keeps the application fee. To what is it applied? It is time to disband this money-gouging organization and come up with quali-

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all the pavers that have been installed. Good for those businesses, but what about others? The cost of installing all of these came at a price and I’m sure it was not paid for by those restaurants. This is the city showing support, but again, where’s the even playing field? Yoga studios, spin class businesses and other fitness programs have been given the order to close their doors for now. There are numerous parks around town that would make a perfect spot for outdoor classes, so


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Cleanup crews are out in force in city Cynthia James (left) and Heather Dumaresq were among the dozen or so volunteers to cleanup the beach from Riverside Park to Overlander Bridge on May 5. The group organized and met online in a Facebook group called, Save Our Shores. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Expect to see the streets and trails of Kamloops looking a little tidier this month as a citizenled group tackled garbage along the riverfront between Riverside Park and Overlanders Bridge, while a social agency continues its month-long effort to clean up streets. On May 3, the ASK Wellness Society launched its 20 Streets in 20 Days campaign, an initiative that has the non-profit group and its clients picking up garbage along different city streets nearly every weekday this month. The campaign is an extension of ASK’s Health Navigation Cleanup Crew that picks up garbage from problem spots on Fridays, but the 20-in-20 aspect was inspired by a news story out of Ottawa, ASK Wellness communications manager Michael McDonald told KTW.

Each weekday, a group of five or six participants will spend an hour, dressed in hi-vis safety vests with garbage bags and picking thongs, collecting trash from a section of a road in need of care. McDonald said crews are also equipped with sharps containers to pick up any materials they may find. They will also venture to

clean beachside encampments if they are in those areas — giving them an opportunity to connect homeless individuals with their other services. So far, the strangest item crews have cleaned up was an entire desk that was smashed along the side of Ord Road. “There’s been a shocking and disturbing amount of [face] masks,” McDonald added.

He said those taking part in the campaign wanted to give back to the community and help beautify the city during the spring weather. “I’ve enjoyed getting to connect with some of my coworkers that I haven’t been able to see much of [due to the pandemic] and I know for the participants, getting out there and having a part of the cleanup

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AWARDING CONTRACTS AND VENDOR CHOICES RAISED CONCERNS AT THE REGIONAL DISTRICT Longtime TNRD CAO Sukh Gill was suddenly dismissed in February 2020, though the regional district will not say why he departed. A KTW probe into spending by Gill between 2015 and 2020 has led to a criminal investigation by the RCMP, a third-party review of expenditures and myriad changes in policy.

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More questions about spending at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District under former CAO Sukh Gill have arisen — including awarding of contracts and donations to a religious organization using taxpayer dollars. A janitorial company contracted to clean the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Building in downtown Kamloops for nearly 20 years — about the same tenure of former CAO Sukh Gill — did not go through a typical procurement

process, Kamloops This Week has learned. KTW obtained all contracts between the TNRD and the company, Gentle Janitorial. The first agreement dates back

to 2001, two years after Gill became TNRD finance director. Beginning on Aug. 1 of that year, the company was contracted for five years’ worth of labour, cleaning supplies and equipment for day-to-day maintenance of the TNRD Building. It is unclear how that contract was procured — if at

all — as a request for documents linked to the solicitation method and evaluation of the contract produced no such records. The TNRD’s finance director, Doug Rae, said he does not know how Gentle Janitorial was initially hired, as it predated his employment at the regional district. Upon expiration of the contract in 2006, no additional contracts could be provided until March of 2010, when an agreement was drawn up for the company to be paid more money to also clean and dust the Kamloops Library, located inside the TNRD Building. A reference letter was writ-

ten by Gill in support of Gentle Janitorial dated March 20, 2006. No additional contracts could be provided until 2016 and 2019, both of which were listed as “sole source” contracts for renewal and not going to tender. Sole source contracts are typically reserved for situations in which a vendor or company is the only one uniquely capable of performing a contract. If it is determined more than one vendor can meet the needs of a specific bid, it is required at a certain dollar figure to undertake a formal request for proposal (RFP). See NEW, A13

TNRD donated money to a religious organization Other TNRD spending with links to former CAO Sukh Gill include donations of $300 and $125 from the regional district to the Sikh Cultural Society, which operates a Sikh temple on Cambridge Avenue in Brocklehurst, the place of worship of which Gill is a member. TNRD finance director Doug Rae said the $125 donation, which was made on Aug. 21, 2019, was for a long service award, provided to staff when they work for a certain number of years. Rae said Gill would have been celebrating 20 years at the regional district in 2019. A cheque request sheet dated May 13, 2016, also shows a donation by the TNRD on behalf of Gill for $300. The document shows it was “approved by board.” TNRD chair Ken Gillis said he has no recollection of a donation

to the Sikh Cultural Society, but recalls approving a donation on behalf of Gill to the charity of his choice. “I’m 99 per cent certain that no request was made to the board to approve a donation to the Sikh Cultural Society on Mr. Gill’s behalf or anyone else’s,” Gillis said. “What I am aware of is the fact that we had considered that he was doing an excellent job, we wanted to offer some form of reward and it was decided that we would make a donation in his name to the charity of his choice, but it didn’t occur to me at the time, that it would be the Sikh Cultural Society.” Gillis said had it been presented that way, he would have determined it to be a religious organization and outside of the TNRD’s realm. “In my opinion, no, it’s not

appropriate,” Gillis said. TNRD CAO Scott Hildebrand said that, in hindsight, the process was not correct. Rae said the TNRD generally stays away from funding religious groups, with the exception of donations on behalf of an individual. Asked if the regional district is allowed to give money to religious organizations, Rae said: “It might sound like I’m splitting hairs, but it’s not the TNRD donating money to a religious organization. It’s the TNRD providing a gift or recognition to an employee and that employee donating it in their name. “We just shortcutted it by making the cheque out to the ultimate recipient. It’s not a donation from the TNRD, it’s a donation from the individual.” — Jessica Wallace

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Asked why the janitorial contract did not go to RFP, Rae said: “Because it was under the dollar threshold that required that.” The TNRD’s procurement policy at the time stated general purchases less than $75,000 were approved by the CAO and department head. Purchases between $75,000 and $250,000 required board chair approval. Spending of more than $250,000 required authority from the board of directors. Goods and service agreements for a one-year term up to $100,000, for a two-year term up to $200,000 or three-, four- or five-year terms up to $250,000 required approval from the CAO and director of finance, with documents executed by the board chair and corporate officer. The 2016 janitorial contract shows Gentle Janitorial would be paid about $6,000 per month, or about $72,000 per year, falling just beneath the lowest approval thresholds. More recent contract renewal and procurement documents were signed by Gill, as well as Rae, then-board chair John Ranta, cur-

rent board chair Ken Gillis and then-corporate officer Carolyn Black. One former TNRD staffer told KTW they raised concerns with management about the procurement process, while three other former staff cited the contract as a concern when speaking to KTW. KTW reached out to longtime Gentle Janitorial owner Sukhwinder Bains, who said his son, Jeeven Bains, took over the business in 2019. He referred queries to Jeeven Bains. Asked of the family’s connection to Gill, Jeeven said: “The problem with Kamloops, you can say, especially such a tight community, my parents obviously know Sukh Gill. I used to go to school with his daughters, I think, like preschool. Again, we’ve lost touch with them. At least, I’ve lost touch with them. I have no idea. I don’t even see them at church that often anymore.” Gillis said he heard from staff concerns about ties between Gentle Janitorial and Gill, but not until after Gill was gone. It did not inform Gill’s departure, he said. “I don’t think I’m prepared to discuss my conversations

with staff,” he said. After Gill and the TNRD parted ways in February 2020, the regional district opted for another janitorial company. In May 2020, the regional district issued a request for proposals, prompting 11 bids, including one from Gentle Janitorial. Gentle Janitorial was the least expensive choice, but the regional district went with Spotless and Sorted Holdings Inc., at a cost of $130,000 per year. “This represents an increase in price of approximately $58,420 in the first year as compared to the lowest proposed cost received,” stated a report to the board in July 2020 on the choice to go with Spotless. “However, it is expected that the dependability and quality of service will likewise be that much better, meeting the service level expectations of our patrons.” Meanwhile, a September 2019 memorandum written by TNRD facilities manager Ian Dalgleish discussing Gentle Janitorial’s new contract showed no indication quality or dependability were of concern. In fact, the company was lauded for its experience, responsive-

ness and local connection, with a recommendation to enter into a one-year contract, with an option for two more one-year renewals. The memorandum was signed by then-CAO Gill, finance director Rae, chair Gillis and vice-chair Bill Kershaw. Documents obtained by KTW show the TNRD paid $1.2 million to Gentle Janitorial over nearly two decades. Business licensing records show the company is also listed as Ajax Cleaning Service. An online search brings up cleaning and landscaping services similar in name, including one tied to Richmond. One regional address is at 6240 Trans Canada Hwy. in Cherry Creek, a property that is owned by Sukhwinder Bains. The property boasts a large mansion on 20 acres and was listed for sale in 2020 for $2.15 million, below its assessed value at the time of $2.35 million. It is currently assessed at more than $2.5 million. Nandi Spolia’s former restaurant, Nandi’s Flavours of India, also catered often for the TNRD, according to sources and Gill’s credit card receipts from 2015 to 2020. Corporate events, appreciation

dinners, Christmas parties or staff retirements were often held at the West Columbia Street Indian restaurant overlooking Kamloops. Spolia and Gill have longtime membership ties to the Aurora Rotary Club and together organize the IndoCan Links Golf Tournament, an annual charity event. A source said that during the 2017 floods, food was purchased from Nandi’s. A state of emergency was declared in May of that year and Gill’s credit card expenses show several charges at the restaurant around that time, much of which was tied to the emergency operations centre and funded by the province. “Always Nandi’s,” a source said. “And everyone was always like, ‘Aw, what if we don’t like Indian food?’” According to annual financial reports, the TNRD paid Nandi’s about $45,000 in 2018. Five years’ worth of purchases on Gill’s TNRD credit card show about $24,000 charged at the restaurant, most often on a Thursday or Friday night and including both TNRD staff and board directors. See NUMEROUS, A14

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The finance director and recent board chairs dined there, as did some Kamloops politicians. TNRD board members past and present that attended included Linda Brown, Ken Christian, Dieter Dudy, Ken Gillis, Jessoa Lightfoot, Willow MacDonald, Peter Milobar, John Ranta, Steven Rice, Carol Schaffer and Sally Watson. Gill expensed on his TNRD credit card the most at the restaurant in his final year at the regional district — about $8,800 in 2019. It included the 2019 TNRD Christmas party — $3,850, the largest expense by Gill at the restaurant on his credit card in five years. In early 2020, just before his departure from the TNRD, Gill charged his final Nandi’s expense of $136.22. Diners included Gill, Nandi Spolia, his wife, Sumita Spolia, and two other undisclosed people — suggesting Gill dined with his friend at his friend’s own restaurant and billed taxpayers for the meal.

Nandi Spolia’s name came up a handful of times when KTW analyzed Gill’s receipts and Gill also picked up tabs with taxpayer dollars for other members of the IndoCan Links organizing committee, including Mike Forbes, Ken Dhaliwal and Sukhi Chouhan. A request for TNRD contracts with the restaurant over the last 20 years produced no records. Gillis said he did not become aware of the volume of transactions between the regional district and Nandi’s Flavours of India until Gill wad dismissed and interim CAO Randy Diehl began reviewing Gill’s expenses. Gillis said the TNRD-Nandi’s connection stood out and surprised him. Diehl told KTW before he left the regional district that he heard a complaint when he arrived about the regional district’s use of Nandi’s and implemented a list of caterers to be used on a rotating basis. Asked if the janitorial contract and use of Nandi’s led to Gill’s departure, Diehl said he didn’t

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You can peruse credit card expenditures between 2015 and 2020 online at tinyurl.com/3rejp9db know if that was the case. “I know that there was talk about the kinds of things you’re talking about, which may have influenced certain politicians that way, but it certainly wasn’t — when I first came here I said, I don’t want to know what happened. I don’t care what happened. I want to move forward, guys …” Spolia sold Nandi’s Flavours of India in 2020, an announcement that came during the COVID-19 pandemic and after Gill’s tenure as TNRD CAO ended. Of five years’ worth of Gill’s TNRD credit card expenses analyzed by KTW, Nandi’s Flavours of

India and Goldie’s Flavours of India (its former name) reflected among the most restaurant transactions, at 69 transactions over the five years out of 552 instances, equating to 13 per cent of Gill’s restaurant transactions in that time. The restaurant combined for the most dollars spent, at about $24,000. Different iterations of eateries at Hotel 540 (now called the Delta Kamloops) reflected the most restaurant transactions — slightly more than Nandi’s, at 71, but were smaller in value, totalling about $10,000. Terra restaurant had 25 charges valued at $22,000. Terra has since closed, but at the time was considered among the finer dining establishments in Kamloops. Hotel 540 and Terra were within walking distance, a couple of blocks from the TNRD Building, while Nandi’s was located on West Columbia Street, 2.5 kilometres from the TNRD Building downtown. Asked if the spending would be

included in a forensic audit currently being undertaken by the regional district, Gillis said: “I hope so,” but noted the board remains at arm’s length from the forensic audit being done by BDO Canada. SINCE GILL’S DEPARTURE: • The TNRD undertook a request for proposals process for its janitorial contract and hired a new company, despite the new contractor costing more; • The TNRD was reviewing its grant and sponsorship policy, including exclusion of religious organizations; • Nandi’s Flavours of India has been sold; • The TNRD’s facilities and IT managers no longer report directly to the CAO; • The TNRD has a new catering and dining policy, which requires rotating different food and beverage providers for in- and out-ofoffice functions. KTW has reached out to Sukh Gill for comment and has not heard back.

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A criminal investigation into potential financial wrongdoings at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has been forwarded to a federal police unit that specializes in such probes. On March 23, the TNRD forwarded to the Kamloops RCMP information concerning potential financial irregularities at the regional district. “Following an assessment of the information presented, the Kamloops RCMP was able to establish a better understanding of the scope of that investigation and conduct internal consultations surrounding the most appropriate and timely police response in terms of resourcing and expertise,” Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt.. Simon Pillay said. As a result of that assessment, the case has been assigned to the Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Financial Integrity Sensitive Investigations Unit. “FSOC will be the lead investigative unit for this case and Kamloops RCMP will assist them as needed. FSOC will bring the expertise and resources necessary to ensure a thorough investigation with public interest in mind,” Pillay said. B.C.’s federal policing media co-ordinator Sgt. Kris Clark said he could not disclose the focus of the investigation.

“No, it’s very early,” Clark told KTW. “Basically, the investigation just transferred over, so there’s really nothing that I can share publicly at this particular point.” Asked how long the investigation might take, Clark said it is difficult to say. “Financial investigations typically take quite a long time, depending on the circumstances,” he said. “I wouldn’t be able to put a ballpark on it. I know that some of the files that federal serious and organized crime, which financial integrity is a part of, often take years, unfortunately. It’s a long, complex process.” Clark said following consultation, it was determined the TNRD investigation fit the federal policing mandate. Federal policing covers a large gamut of areas, Clark explained, including financial integrity. “We’re just able to take on investigations that detachments sometimes can’t, simply through having available resources and expertise,” he said. The TNRD’s decision to send the information to police for a possible criminal investigation comes on the heels of a KTW investigation into spending at the regional district between 2015 and 2020, during which a TNRD-issued credit card showed numerous charges for parties and to coffee shops, high-end restaurants, wineries, luxury hotels and liquor stores.

The KTW stories followed an article in 2018 that detailed hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime billed by regional district to the provincial government in connection to the floods and wildfires of 2017. In total, the TNRD billed Victoria $582,000 in overtime costs. The declared state of emergency was in place for 10 weeks.

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A break-in and theft at a local restaurant has its owner calling for change amid feeling frustrated and doubtful there will be any consequences for those responsible. Jamaican Kitchen was vandalized overnight Sunday to Monday (May 10), with management discovering the damage just after 6 a.m. on Monday. The restaurant at Tranquille Road and Yew Street in North Kamloops had its glass front door smashed and the burglars made off with a safe, cash pan and liquor. Kamloops RCMP confirmed it received a report at about 6:15 a.m. on Monday of a break and enter and theft in the 400-block of Tranquille Road. Restaurant owner Denses Metsimela estimated the restaurant is out $3,000 between the cash and booze that was stolen, along with having to repair the door and replace the safe.

After police attended and took a report, Metsimela said her husband questioned people hanging out in the alley behind Jamaican Kitchen who were drinking a brand of beer sold exclusively at the restaurant. Metsimela said the group described a man who had come by and sold it to them, providing a name and location where he resides. The restaurateurs tried calling the RCMP, hoping police could interview the tipsters, but had to leave a pair of voicemails. With no reply as of Tuesday morning, Metsimela visited the investigating officer at the North Shore community policing station with the update, but came out of the meeting not confident police will be able to make headway. She said the officer expressed frustration with police not being able to do as much as they wish they could, noting before an interview, a person of interest must be informed by police that they are not obliged to speak, which usually makes suspects

less than forthcoming. She said her husband was also told such files are often thrown out of court by the Crown or judges. “If the police can’t help, then I don’t know who is supposed to help us,” Metsimela said. “It’s extremely frustrating. What I get from it is there’s nothing they can do to help me.” Metsimela said her restaurant has a security camera system, but it didn’t record the break-in. Aside from that theft and the recent burglary, Metsimela said her restaurant has only been targeted one other time, about eight months ago when someone broke a window, but she has heard of other businesses that have been vandalized. She said sometimes staff will find drug paraphernalia on the restaurant patio or in the flower pots, adding there are many suspect people who hang out in the back alleys and along the Tranquille Corridor. Metsimela wishes more could be done to address street issues and that there were more conse-

quences for people who vandalize property, noting many businesses along the route are family-run and not large corporations. “There needs to be a balance between those who need help and making sure we who pay our taxes and do what we’re supposed to do aren’t victimized — and if we are, there should be consequences,” Metsimela said. Jeremy Heighton, executive director of the North Shore Business Improvement Association, said the Jamaican Kitchen incident is one in a series of similar occurrences across Kamloops. “What we’re seeing is there are people in our community who willingly engage in criminal activity and the way the judiciary currently functions, there is little to no consequence for those activities,” Heighton said. He said the judiciary needs to be responsible to the community it serves and make adjustments when crimes spike. The NSBIA, he said, is currently

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tradition of copper manufacturing that began as early as 9,500 years ago. Research suggests that North American metallurgy may be as old — or older — than copper-working cultures known to have lived in the Middle East around 8,700 years ago. PLAYING WITH FIRE A study of soils and artifacts found on ancient landforms at Lake Malawi, in East Africa, archaeologists have found what looks like the earliest evidence of humans changing ecosytems with fire.

ARCHAEOLOGY OF COVID-19 Vancouver archaeologist Bob Muckle and his team are documenting the material culture of COVID-19 in the city, with an archaeological project collecting evidence and images of the physical manifestations of the pandemic.

Their look at the archaeological record of the Covidian period goes beyond the now-ubiquitous mask litter and covers art and structures related to the pandemic.

Studying changing kinds and levels of pollen and charcoal, researchers found that around 92,000 years ago, inhabitant’s use of fire shifted the local environment from a predominantly forested biome to a mostly open savannah. The strategic use of fire by agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers is recognized the world over.

CLAM GARDENS Researchers have mapped and dated a series of ancient mariculture (sea-based cultivated) features known as “clam gardens” on Quadra Island, in the territories of the LaichKwil-Tach and northern Coast Salish peoples, dating back to 3,500 years ago. These beaches, modified by humans raking beach soils and building stone berms around clam beds, are found to increase clam

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productivity by as much as 300 per cent, creating a sustainable and reliable food supply for large residential populations. THE OLDEST GARBAGE A new archaeological dating technique has identified what could be the oldest garbage dump in the world. Located on the South African coast, a deposit of marine shellfish and ostrich eggshell over 12 feet deep has been dated to more than 100,000 years old, evidence that early humans were successfully exploiting marine and foreshore ecosystems for much of their dietary requirements. Sites of this age are beyond the range for traditional radiocarbon dating and used a new technique involving measuring uranium decay in the egg shells. A COMET AND HUMAN RESILIENCE Archaeologists have taken another look at a well-known Syrian paleolithic archaeological site excavated in the 1970s and found that it was obliterated by a comet about 12,800 years ago. The event, which created atmospheric air-bursts as powerful as nuclear blasts over the village site of Abu Hureya, incinerated the huntingand-gathering settlement’s structures and inhabitants, and vaporized the soil, leaving microscopic traces

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The finds near Rome, which date from about 50,000 to 100,000 years old, represent a spectacular trove of data for scientists to study the very human details of Neanderthal life, as well as the history of a number of fossil animals

found in the cave. INDIGENOUS FARMING IN MANITOBA A collaboration of professional and volunteer archaeologists have found gardening tools that suggest Indigenous people, in what is now southern Manitoba, had taken up cultivation of plants prior to European colonization. The find centres on bison shoulder blades (scapula) fashioned into hoes and used to till soil. The study is preliminary, and more work — including sampling the soil to identify the types of plants people were cultivating — is planned. SECWÉPEMC ROOTS IN RIVERSIDE PARK The City of Kamloops and Tk’emlups te Secwépemc collaborated in a proactive study of heritage in Riverside Park, resulting in the identification of four previously unrecorded archaeological sites. The work shows continuous occupation of the area by Secwépemc ancestors for more than 4,000 years. Joanne Hammond 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.

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Houston Rockets’ forward Kelly Olynyk spoke to KTW on Sunday, addressing a broad range of topics on a Zoom call before catching a flight to Portland from Utah. The complete interview will be published soon online at kamloopsthisweek.com. Here is a portion of the question-and-answer session: KTW: What were your initial thoughts when you found out about the trade? You went from a playoff contender to a team at the bottom of the league standings. KO: Every time the trade deadline comes, you’re like, ‘Oh, I could be traded.’ Especially with me. My name has been tossed around every once in a while for the last eight years. This year, I had a gut feeling I was going to be traded and I don’t know why. It was weird. We had a shootaround in the morning and Miami had a game that night. Usually I eat lunch and take a nap. I didn’t take a nap. I had a feeling something was going to happen. I was getting text messages from my agent that were like, ‘You’re probably going to Toronto. Miami is the frontrunner for Kyle Lowry and if something happens, you’ll probably be in the deal to Toronto.’ That was at about one o’clock. The trade deadline was three o’clock. Two-thirty comes around and I haven’t heard anything. I get a phone call saying there is still a high possibility you’re going

here. We love you as a basketball player. We love your experience, coming from a great program and culture, so you can come here and help these young guys along their way.’ That’s kind of what my role has been, helping these young guys know what it takes to be a professional on and off the court, be a leader and go out there and play basketball. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity and we’ll see what happens this summer.

Kamloops big man Kelly Olynyk was traded to the Houston Rockets from the Miami Heat on March 25. Since then, he has posted career-high numbers in a host of statistical categories, including minutes, points, assists, rebounds, steals and field goals per game. The Rockets (16-53) have three games remaining on their regular-season schedule and will not qualify for the post-season. Olynyk’s four-year, $50 million contract expires after this campaign. NBA.COM PHOTO

to Toronto. They’re just tying to figure out terms. Three o’clock comes and passes. Nothing happens. No phone call, nothing on Twitter and no text messages. I see something that says, ‘Kyle Lowry is not being moved.’ Now it’s 3:05. As long as the phone call starts before three, you can finish negotiations. I know it’s not over, but nobody is saying negations are in the works. Then, all of a sudden, it’s 3:15 and I get a text message from a good friend from Miami that says, ‘Damn, that sucks, but good luck.’ I was like, ‘What is he talking about?’ Then, all of a sudden, the texts start flooding in and

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I found out I was going to Houston. It’s a weird feeling being traded. We were in the finals last year, so going from a playoff contender to a team that’s trying to figure some things out, that’s close to the bottom. You want to be wanted. KTW: This trade has turned out to be a great thing for your career individually. You’re seeing the floor more than ever and recording a bunch of careerhighs. Why has it worked so well in Houston? KO: The trade was a blessing in disguise. It opened a lot of doors. In Miami, we had a great

team and I had a specific role. Here, it’s a lot more open. There is a lot of freedom to play how I’ve always played basketball. It’s been up and down in terms of players in and out of the lineup. I’ve had a lot more responsibility on my shoulders to do a little bit of everything — play a lot of different positions, inside, outside, handle the ball, make plays for others, score and rebound. I’ve been able to play basketball like I always have. It’s been super fun and super refreshing. We haven’t won as much as we would like to, but we’ve been in a lot of games. Right when I got traded, Houston called me and they said, ‘We want you

KTW: Does it make you feel like you were under-utilized in the past? Is there a part of you that looks back on your career and says, ‘Look what I could have done if I was given some more opportunity?’ KO: Yeah, 100 per cent. As a player, you always think, ‘I can do more.’ A lot of times, you don’t get the opportunity. It’s fun to get that opportunity and show that you can. It’s also a testament to step into a team and play a role. A lot of guys can’t do that, whether it’s on the bench or a shooter. One thing I’ve been able to do is adapt to different teams, play a role and be a piece on the team to help them win. That’s something that gets lost sometimes. Sometimes, guys are super talented, but they can’t play a role, they get lost in the shuffle and they’re out of the league. But also, coming into prove that, hey, don’t forget, I can do all of this, as well. That’s what’s special for me and, hopefully, it’s been fun to watch. See OLYNYK, A26

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Grade 12 Jessica Vliegenthart would have been listless if her senior-year high school sports seasons were pilfered by a pandemic. “It would have destroyed me,” said Vliegenthart, a Fulton and Company associate who played wheelchair basketball for Canada at the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games in London. “I’m not exaggerating. I would have been in despair.” So, when Will Blair, organizer of the Fulton Cup, the annual Kamloops and area basketball championship, approached the law firm to see if it would provide bursaries for the cancelled 2020 tournament, the decision was a lay-up. “It seems like a little thing we can do to keep their spirits up, hopefully,” said Vliegenthart, a standout athlete in her Kam High days. “I feel pretty heartbroken for those kids. Especially in Grade 12, when you’re looking at the

future and trying to get scholarships.” Twelve students from six Kamloops secondary schools accepted $300 apiece. Receiving bursaries were Austin Coyle and Jada Oregan of NorKam, Tavish Comrie and Pyper Ansley of South Kamloops, Gursevak Uppal and Sydney Schell from Sa-Hali, Jared Sucro and Anna Brouwer from St. Ann’s, Felix Dempsey and Jessica Orr of Valleyview and Ethan Gremaud and Taelar Hansen from Westsyde. “Our coaches talked a lot this year about how much promise we had for this season, which we weren’t able to fulfill,” said Schell, who thanked Fulton for pitching in toward her University of

Victoria tuition. “It was disappointing and hard to push through the practices when you knew you weren’t going to get the games and compete against other teams and win those banners. “But you’ve just got to look at the bright side. I look back at all my memories through the five years. I was able to go to provincials in Grade 10. It was unfortunate we couldn’t do that this year, but that’s just the way it is, I guess.” The athletes were chosen by athletics directors and coaches from their respective schools, with dedication to their teams, volunteerism and scholastic accomplishments taken into consideration. “Kids are still coming out to train, they’re still

PENDREL RETURNS TO RACING Catharine Pendrel, who gave birth to daughter Dara on Jan. 26, made her return to World Cup mountain bike racing this past weekend in Albstadt, Germany. The 40-year-old Kamloopsian placed 52nd in the women’s cross-country Olympic race on Sunday and 34th in the short track event on Friday. Read more about her return to racing and chase for the Olympic Summer Games online at kamloopsthisweek.com.

working hard in their schools and doing well in their classes, doing volunteer things, and I know, personally, if I had lost out on my Grade 12 year of basketball, my life path might have been very different,” Blair said. “Being able to give bursaries to the kids and still give them a little help to go onto postsecondary was

really important.” Fulton and Company has handed out about $70,000 in bursaries since coming on as a sponsor more than 20 years ago. Uppal has plans to attend Thompson Rivers University. “It’s great because all the hard work I put in is paying off,” Uppal said. “It just

sucks I couldn’t show it on the court this year. “Every week we’d be told that next week we might have a chance to play games. Every week we were hopeful, but it never happened.” Organizers and sponsors hope they can return to the Tournament Capital Centre hardcourt in 2021. “They’ve lost the last 18 months of their teenage life,” Vliegenthart said. “There are many of us in the firm who played in the tournament growing up and there are lawyers and staff whose kids played in the tournament. “We’re all really feeling for the kids who had their sports interrupted.”

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Blazers hammer Rockets For the first time in club history, the Kamloops Blazers scored 10 goals in a road game in Kelowna, accomplishing the feat in a 10-2 shellacking of the Rockets on Monday in WHL action at Prospera Place. Kamloops came close to that number most recently on Jan. 2, 1998, in an 8-2 win over the Rockets in the Little Apple, according to Blazers’ play-by-play man Jon Keen. Connor Levis and Fraser Minten led the way for the Blazers (17-4) on Monday, with each 16-year-old forward registering five points. Levis notched a hat-trick and Minten racked up four assists. Josh Pillar tallied four points, including one goal. Also notching goals for the Blazers were Matthew Seminoff (2), Inaki Baragano, Caedan Bankier and Orrin Centazzo. Dylan Ernst stopped 24 shots to pick up the victory between the pipes. Alex Swetlikoff and Dillon Hamaliuk scored goals for Kelowna. Goaltender Cole Schwebius started for the Rockets and allowed six goals on 27 shots. He was replaced after 40 minutes by

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731 MCCURRACH ROAD $730,000

2671 PARKVIEW DRIVE $699,900

• Lovely open concept home with hardwood floors • Wood kitchen with island • 4 bedrooms and 3 baths • Fenced backyard with underground sprinklers • Suite possibilties

• Panoramic City Views • Loads of parking with room for large RV • 3 bedrooms up and suitable down •Lots of updates including kitchen cupboards, appliances, flooring, roof, windows, bathroom, decking and blinds • Lovely landscaped backyard with underground sprinklers and fenced yard

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• 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

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

2040 Galore Cres $1,130,000

SOLD • Kenna Cartwright Park as your backyard • Spacious home features an open concept floor plan • Hardwood flooring and tons of natural light • Large rear yard: Completely private, fully landscaped, fenced, direct access to the park • Upstairs/Main: Front sundeck with views, Corner kitchen, Grand master bedroom, oversized ensuite featuring separate soaker tub & walk-in shower • Two more large bedrooms and a 4pc bathroom complete main • Lower level: Open rec room, 4th bedroom or den and laundry room with wash sink & cabinetry • 2 car garage includes a separate secured workshop which has heat, tv hook up and flooring • New concrete driveway • Property is tenanted, please contact listing agent for showing schedule.

• 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

• 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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$485,000

$449,000

$569,000

SAHALI

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PINANTAN LAKE

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM-2 BATH UNIT • South corner unit with private deck • Open floor plan-Granite kitchen • Rentals allowed -Walk to all Amenities

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

308-755 MCGILL ROAD

304-550 LORNE ST

LAKEFRONT WITH DOCK AND FLAT YARD • 4 Bedroom home • Open floor plan with updates • Appliances included 3276 HOLBROOK RD

$625,000

$723,500

$749,900

ABERDEEN

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2+2 BEDROOMS - 2 BATHROOMS • Full finished basement • Large flat yard • Great investment with RT-3 zoning 123 MARCEL ST

$599,900

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$830,000

BROCKLEHURST

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NEW BUILD W/2956 SQFT • 4 Bedrms + Den & Finished basement • All Appliances, C/Air included • Landscaping & UG Spklers 848 CRESLINE ST

LOT FOR SALE

4-2020 VAN HORNE DRIVE

1835 LODGEPOLE DRIVE

2047 SADDLEBACK DRIVE

$885,000

$949,900

$975,000

$1,199,000

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$830,000

UPDATED & ELEGANT 4 BDRM HOME • Vaulted ceiling & open floor plan • Large Island Kitchen • Backs on Grasslands

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$415,000

377 SEYMOUR STREET W.

PINEVIEW VALLEY RANCHER • 2+2 Bedrooms – 3 Bathrooms • Open Floor Plan & well maintained • Low Maintenance Yard & View

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DREAM HOME W/DELUXE 2 BEDROOM SUITE • 2 Double Garages • Extra long RV Parking • All appliances up & down 2676 ROSEWOOD AVENUE

Adam Popien

STUNNING NORTH RIVER VIEW • Dead end cul de sac location • Updated w/4 Bedrooms & 2 baths • Private fenced yard & S/Garage

• Detached Bareland Strata • Total new modern updates • 4 Bedrooms & Office

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AMAZING RIVER VIEW • 2890 sf – 4 Bdrms & Office • New kitchen and Hardwood • LC/Air & Large D/Garage

NEW BUILD W/2956 SQFT • 4 Bedrms + Den & Finished basement • All Appliances, C/Air included • Landscaping & UG Spklers 844 CRESLINE ST

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

EXECUTIVE 2-STOREY W/VIEW • 4 Bedroom & Laundry Up • 2 Bedroom Legal Suite • Triple Garage

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

228 HOLLOWAY DR

2113 LUPIN COURT

1452 HEFFLEY-LOUIS CREEK RD

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

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WATCH arrived at that figure. The number of deaths from all causes reported in Russia from January to November last year was 229,000 higher than in 2019, she said, and “more than 81 per cent of the increase in mortality over this period is due to COVID.” You can do it in your head: 81 per cent of 229,000 total excess deaths is 186,000 COVID deaths. That’s about the same number of deaths per million people

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the United States and the United Kingdom had at that time. It’s certainly nothing to be proud of, but unless Russia’s performance has suddenly got much worse since then, Moscow has no more reason to be ashamed than Washington or London. So why lie about it like this? There is a weird, but widespread custom, especially prevalent among Russian bureaucrats and three-year-olds, in which you aggressively deny the plain truth even while you and your listener are both looking at it. I used to think it was some sort of communist tic because I first encountered it in the old Soviet Union (late Brezhnev era). We were filming in Belgorod and drove past an abandoned, falling-down church, so I said, “Look at the church.” The whole crew saw it, but the minder said there was no church, refused to go around the block for another look and spent the rest of the day denying it. The whole

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country was a Potemkin village in those days, so you got used to that sort of thing, but I assumed it had gone out of fashion. It has not — at least not at the Ministry of Health. This kind of behaviour is not cost-free because people come to assume you are lying even when you tell the truth. That is what allowed the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) to announce late last month that it won’t approve the purchase of 30-million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. This is lethal stupidity. Almost 4,000 Brazilians are dying every day from COVID-19 according to official figures (and perhaps 10,000 a day including the unrecorded deaths that occur at home). It’s worse in Brazil than anywhere else except India — and the Russian vaccine is quite safe. It is not perfectly safe because none of them are. For every 10,000 or 100,000 lives they save, one will be lost somewhere due to some tiny flaw in the vaccine or a con-

taminated needle or some other quirk of fate. We accept those odds, just as we allow ambulances to speed through traffic knowing that once in a very long while, that will cause a crash. The respected British medical journal The Lancet recently published results from nearly 20,000 people in a clinical trial, showing Sputnik V is safe and has an efficacy of 91.6 per cent at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. So, why would Gustavo Mendes, Anvisa’s medicines and biological products manager, ban its import into Brazil? Maybe because Anvisa is a federal government agency and Mendes ultimately works for President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Donald Trump. It was a consortium of state governors that bought the Russian vaccine and Bolsonaro is at war with them for trying to lock down their states and save lives. Are there no grown-ups in the room at all?

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omewhere in the bowels of the Russian Ministry of Health was, until recently, a tormented medical bureaucrat who had to calculate the daily COVID19 death toll. He was tormented because he had been told that the number must not rise beyond 400. We know that because, for the past couple of weeks, he was signalling frantically that the published number is a lie. He did that by reporting daily deaths were 399, then the next day 398, then 397, then up to 399 once more and all the way down again. Real-life statistics don’t work that way. It was a brave, but pointless gesture because everyone already knew the Russian government is lying about its COVID-19 deaths. No less an authority than Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova admitted it last December, saying the real death toll as of that date was not the reported 57,000, but more than 186,000. She even told us how she

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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

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. OFFERED at $329,800

798 7th street - Pride of ownership shows throughout this centrally located North Kamloops home. This would make a lovely family home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, partially finished basement and nice fully fenced yard. Within close proximity to schools, parks, rivers trail, shopping & conveniences. 2 wood burning fireplaces, single carport + room for additional vehicles. Nice upper level deck for summer enjoyment.$598,800

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

d d d d l l l l o o o o S S S S 720 Sequoia Place $885,000

2249 Chief Atahm $132,500

317 Mariposa Court $758,300

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

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE COMPARATIVE MARKET EVALUATION KEY BENEFITS OF LISTING YOUR HOME WITH PHIL: • Full-time licensed Realtor® since 1991 • Regular contact re: marketing, feedback, etc. • Listing on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) • Full-time office assistant • Professional representation • Professional Signage • Advertising in Kamloops This Week • Global advertising on the internet • Thinking of Selling and/or Buying?

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SOLD Sahali 252 ARROWSTONE DRIVE $714,000 • MLS®161561 • Great central sahali location with 2+3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms • Large backyard with in-ground pool • Quick possession possible

Brock 2656 BRIARWOOD AVENUE $699,900 • MLS®161778 • Great family home and neighbourhood with 3+2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms • Lots of parking including room for boat/RV • Partially finished basement with separate entry

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

It could be that you are very aware of things going on around you this week, Aries. Unfortunately, many of them will be out of your control. Still, keep an open mind.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Relax and settle down for a few days, Taurus. Take some time to enjoy the people around you and try to travel to some new locales along the way. A little vacation can be helpful.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Don’t be surprised if some relatively minor details cause a setback in the days ahead, Gemini. Some heightened focus might be in order. Try to zone in.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

LIBRA

Cancer, if you need to confront someone this week, do so tactfully. Remember the adage about catching more flies with honey. You’ll find that tactic is handy.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

MAY 12 - MAY 18, 2021 - Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, write down new goals, as it seems your emotions have changed over the past several days. This way you can channel your ambitions accordingly.

SCORPIO

Leo, this week could become a tad challenging as strong astrological energies are affecting people’s emotions. Maintain your composure at all costs.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

- Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, this week you dare to go against the grain and make your voice heard. Embrace your selfconfidence and don’t hesitate to take on a leadership role.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Your organizational skills are about to increase productivity ten-fold this week, Virgo. Don’t be afraid to take big chances and even grab the helm on a large project.

Your presence will be remarkable this week, Sagittarius. You radiate confidence and energy for all to see, and the people around you could be counting on you for leadership.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 It’s not possible to transform the people you know with a magic wand or a twinkle of your nose, Capricorn. Let others be who they are and appreciate their individuality.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, if you are feeling a bit neglected and unloved this week, ask your partner for some support. He or she will take the cue and the spark will reignite.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20

Some conflicts within the family have you serving as peacemaker, Pisces. Negotiate with others to resolve their differences.

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78. LeBron James in his N.B.A. debut, e.g. 79. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s stock ticker symbol 80. Avocado pit, for one 81. Cause for revolution, perhaps 82. Escort’s offering 83. ‘‘Yep, that happened!’’ 85. [And like magic .?.?. it’s gone!] 87. First of ten? 88. Compete in pursuit of 90. Abbr. on a flight board 91. <i>D-Con? </i> 94. <i>E-bond? </i> 96. Conversely, in brief 97. Worry for a Great Depression bank 98. Ladybug, e.g. 99. Cereal box abbr. 101. Strike-out specialists? 105. See 106-Across 106. Out of 105-Across 108. Son of Zeus 109. Bird of legend 110. Fast-food chain with Famous Star burgers 113. <i>C-sharp? </i> 116. Black-and-white dessert 117. Take care of some personal baggage 118. Word after green or smoke 119. Things consumed for psychedelic trips 120. Men in black, say 121. Deck originally known as ‘‘carte da trionfi’’ (‘‘cards of triumph’’)

DOWN 1. Kind of news often aired at 6 and 11 p.m. 2. Classical poem form 3. Drives home, say 4. French article 5. Floral archway 6. Pop group with a dedicated museum in Stockholm 7. ‘‘____ is mainly a catalog of blunders’’: Churchill 8. Means 9. ‘‘The Burghers of Calais’’ sculptor 10. Cruella de Vil, for one 11. Beat oneself up over, say 12. Mimic 13. Little beef 14. ____ kicks (ab exercise) 15. Pitch-correcting devices 16. Tribe of southern Montana 17. Range of knowledge 19. School administrator 21. French for ‘‘born’’ 24. Appalls 29. Aesthetically pretentious, informally 32. ____ card 33. Ruby, e.g. 35. Carter who portrayed Wonder Woman 36. Noncommittal response to ‘‘You coming?’’ 39. Load off one’s mine? 41. Homonym of 39-Down 42. Trace of color 43. Wore 44. Gallivants (about) 45. Part of Q.E.D. 46. Ralph who founded the American Museum of Tort Law 51. Got ready (for) 52. Mosque leader 55. Launched 56. Product once advertised with the line ‘‘The splendor of your skin’’ 58. Datum for a chauffeur, for short

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

Fuel tanks - 1-300 gal and 2-100gal on stands. $300. 250-672-9712 or 250-819-9712.

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Kamloops This Week will be closed on Monday, May 24th, 2021 for the Victoria Day Statutory Holiday. Classified deadline is Friday, May 21, 2021 at noon.

Lost Lost: Natural Buckalder Walking Cane. It is varnished and has initials P.Z. burned in under crook handle. Reward. 778-471-3223.

Personals Looking For Love? Try your luck with 1x1 boxed ad $35 plus tax for 2 weeks. Price includes box#. Call 250-371-4949 to place your ad and for more details.

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

Bicycles Trek Crossrip Road Bike. Like new. Paid $1950 Asking $1300. 250-5720753.

For Sale - Misc 3 - 10x20 Jacuzzi Pool Filters. (1-New). $50.00. 250-374-6092. Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

Call our Classified Department for details! 250-371-4949 Eagle coffee tables $100, JVC 3 piece stereo set $300 & speakers, sewing machine $50, beige rugs $100, recliner $75. 250374-8285. Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650. Handcrafted bird houses. 250-376-2153.

designer $45/each.

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Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000/obo 250-3766607. Pressure washer $100. Battery charger $100. 48” table saw. $200. Angle grinder $100. 250-3748285.

Furniture 6pc oak bedroom suite queen size. $250. 778921-2295. 8ft Antique Couch $900. Couch & matching chairs $200. 250-374-1541. 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

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

Deliver Kamloops This Week Only 1 issue a week!

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Farmers Market Rhubarb in pot ready to go. $5.00. 250-376-6607.

Commercial COMMERCIAL SPACE for Lease Approximately 900 Sq. Ft., on High Traffic North Kamloops road. Premises are bright and attractive with good On-Street parking. Call 250-3769152 for more information.

ABERDEEN Sat, May 15th. 9amNoon. 908 Huntleigh Cres. Hens & Chicks, garden pots and tools. CN Rail items, jewellery, games-CD’S, brass items, Coca-cola green letters on wooden crate. 7ft. patterned patio umbrella. Covid rules apply. BATCHELOR HEIGHTS Huge Multi-Family. Friday May 14th. 2pm-7pm and Sat, May 15th. 9am-1pm. 1732 Pennask Terrace. BROCK Multi-Family. Saturday, May 15th. 9:00am 3:00pm. 5 Van Dyke St. Something for Everyone! Covid Rules Apply. NORTH SHORE Sat & Sun, May 15/16th. 9am-3pm. 120 - 1655 Ord Road. 3 Family Sale.

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250-374-0916 Houses For Rent

PROPERTY C-IT BETWEEN 2 CAR LOTS. OPPORTUNITY NOW! HARVEY'S AUCTION 250-319-2101

VALLEYVIEW Sunday, May 16th. 9am3pm. 2076 Glenwood Drive. Hshld, books, craft supplies, toys, crosscut saws, yarn, plants. Covid Rules Apply. Rain or Shine. WESTMOUNT Sat, May 15th. 9am-3pm. 416 Collingwood Dr./510 Baywood Cresc & others. Covid Rules Apply. IT’S GARAGE SALE TIME Call and ask us about our GARAGE SALE SPECIAL ONLY $12.50 FOR 3 LINES (Plus Tax) ($1 per additional line)

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MOBILE ULTRASONIC BLIND CLEANING & CUSTOM 250-540-2401 NEW BLIND advancedblindcleaning.ca SALES Concrete Services

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Farm Services

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR

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Furnished4bdr&denIdeal Corporate/Crewnsp2blks RIH$3700. 250-214-0909

FOR SALE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

GarageSale DIRECTORY ABERDEEN Sat, May 15th. 8am-2pm/ 64&70 - 2022 Pacific Way. Elec tools, hsld items. Covid Rules Apply.

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Handyperson 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. Older Journeyman painter int/ext. houses to paint. Estimates Free. 250-2991260.

Landscaping PETER’S YARD SERVICE Time to trim Cedar Hedges Tree pruning or removal Yard clean-up, Landscaping Licensed & Certified 250-572-0753

Lawn & Garden Gardens Rototilled. Tractor mounted tiller. Seniors discount. 250-376-4163. Reliable Gardener. 30 yrs experience. Cleanups & pruning. Call 250312-3986.

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

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Sports & Imports

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VIRTUAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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

RVs / Campers / Trailers

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 - 8AM PDT

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

The KCBIA proposes to elect new directors. Download the nomination form at downtownkamloops.com/about/AGM

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

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

Please RSVP by Friday, May 21, 5PM

Vans

Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax Do you have a vehicle, boat, rv, motorcycle, ATV or trailer to sell? With our Run til sold specials you pay one flat rate and we will run your ad until your vehicle sells.* $56.00 (boxed ad with photo) $35.00 (regular 3 line ad)

Call: 250-371-4949

*Some conditions & restrictions apply. Private party only (no businesses).

Automotive Tires

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

Rims

4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $590 Call 250-319-8784.

THERE’S MORE ONLINE

Auctions

Auctions

AUCTION

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• Online • On-site • (Timed)

ESTATE AUCTION (PART 2)

BIDDING OPEN NOW, STARTS CLOSING

Sat May 15 @ 9:00AM PARTIAL LIST INCLUDES: 4 Tractors - Kubota, Case & More, 7 Vehicles - Mercedes, Dodge Trucks, AMC Hornet, Motorcycles - BMW, Harley Davidson, Yamaha & More, Orchard Picker, Wood Buzz Saw, Wood, Tractor Implements, Roto Tiller, Mowers, Rake, Auger, Blades, Cement Mixers, Trailers, Commercial Wood Chipper, Metal Panels, Mowers, Water Tanks, Miller & Lincoln Welders, Air Compressors, Metal Band Saws, Shop Press, Tool Boxes, 4 Metal Lathes, Hardness Tester, Pipe Threaders, Hand Tools, Shaper, Snow Blower, Paper Cutter, Lead Smelter, Table & Scroll Saws, Thickness Planer, Engine Hoist & Stand, Chainsaws, Scales, File Cabinets, Bandsaws, Milling Machines, Tooling, Wood Lathes, Antique Water Pumps, Sanders, Saw Sharpeners, Bench Grinders, Auto Parts, Antiques & Collectables, Bayonets, Electronics, Reel-To-Reels, Recorder Lathe, Freezers, Plus Much More. VIEWING: Thursday, May 13 & Friday, May 14 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 14050 Oyama Road, Lake Country, BC Bid Online or Absentee Bids Accepted 3311 - 28 Avenue • Subjectwww.doddsauction.com to additions & deletions

Photos & link to sales @ doddsauction.com

DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 RS5 Audi winter studded snow tires and wheels over 90% tread $1388.00 Call 250 319-8784

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Legal & Public Notices

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.

• You will need to download the Zoom App • You can attend the AGM once you register via our website or email admin@downtownkamloops.com • It will include election of our new KCBIA Board Members

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NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W0321

These are unprecedented times and the AGM will be held in a virtual format.

Acting on the Instructions of the Trustee, Dodds will Auction the Vehicles, Tractors, Tools, Motorcycles, Electronics, Welders & More of a Longtime Lake Country Resident.

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

Legal & Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 1:30 PM Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Council gives notice that it will hold a virtual Public Hearing via Zoom and live streaming on the Municipal Facebook page to consider proposed Bylaws No. 0166 and No. 0167. Please contact the Municipality in advance if you wish to attend to receive the Zoom password.

What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 0166, 2021? Bylaw No. 0166 is to change Zoning Bylaw No. 1400 to rezone 1364 Burfield Drive (legally described as Strata Lot A, District Lots 5957 and 6281, KDYD, Strata Plan KAS3699), as shown outlined in bold on the subject map, from R1: Residential Single and Two Family Zone to R-1 with a site specific amendment to authorize one auxiliary residential dwelling unit (suite) in half of the existing twofamily dwelling (half-duplex Strata Lot A only).

What is Temporary Use Permit Bylaw No. 0167, 2021? Bylaw No. 0167 is to issue a Temporary Use Permit to allow tourist accommodation use (short-term/nightly rental) in 1 bedroom of the secondary suite at 1364 Burfield Drive (legally described as Strata Lot A, District Lots 5957 and 6281, KDYD, Strata Plan KAS3699), as shown outlined in bold on the subject map. The specific conditions are stipulated in the proposed permit, which form part of Bylaw 0167. All persons who believe that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed Bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. Additionally, they may make written submissions on the matter of these Bylaws (via any of the below options) which must be received at our office prior to 4:00 p.m. on the 14th day of May, 2021. The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record on this matter.

MINING LEASE APPLICATION Take notice that ZMM Canada Minerals Corp., client number 280832, has applied to the Chief Gold Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia, for a mining lease of minerals identified by the mineral claims listed below. The mineral claims will be surveyed by a BCLS, whose field notes and plans will be approved by the Surveyor General. The following mineral claims, located approximately 32km east southeast of Kamloops, are subject to the mining lease application: • •

Title Numbers 1040047, 1041085, 1050399 and 1050402 Mineral Titles Map Number 082L061

Posted at the Chief Gold Commissioner’s office in Vancouver, British Columbia, this 20th day of April, 2021.

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

How do I get more information? A copy of the proposed Bylaws and all supporting information can be inspected from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (except statutory holidays) at our office from April 19th, 2021 until 4:00 p.m. the day of the Hearing; or please contact us via any of the below options. No representations will be received by Council after the Public Hearing has been concluded. Nicky Braithwaite, Interim Chief Administrative Officer

In Person: 107-3270 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0 Email: admin@sunpeaksmunicipality.ca Fax: 250-578-2023

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Looking for a meat wrapper to join our team. No experience needed, just a great work ethic and attitude. We are a provincially inspected Class A Abattoir with a farm to plate concept and are located north of Kamloops, BC. Valid Driver’s licence and reliable transportation a must. Benefits available. Part-time and full-time positions currently available. Please send resume to: rangelandjobap@ hotmail.com

Employment Looking for an experienced meat cutter to join our team. We are located north of Kamloops, BC. Valid Drivers licence and reliable transportation a must. We are a newly established provincially inspected class A abattoir working with a farm to plate concept, and are in need of a full time, qualified meat cutter to start as soon as possible. Please send resume to: rangelandjobap@ hotmail.com

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250-374-3853 Work Wanted HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call! Steve 250-3207774.

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Employment

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Nooaitch Indian Band 2954 Shackelly Road Merritt, BC

Nooaitch Indian Band is located in the beautiful Nicola Valley, west of Merritt. BAND MANAGER The successful candidate will be working with the Chief and Council; will have post-secondary education, formal training, professional skills, management experience, knowledge and understanding of Federal Programs preferably within Band Administration, and to be responsible for: • Providing effective management, organizational leadership skills and knowledge in governance. •       economic development and program affairs. • Facilitating the development of formal plans, including       development. • Implementing and facilitating development of policies • Proposal writing experience. • Working in partnership with Chief and Council and employees to provide holistic and effective services to the community. We offer a competitive compensation package. We appreciate submissions of resumes, and only the short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Bella Coola Heli Sports is an experiential travel company, located in the Bella Coola Valley. During the winter months we offer some of the world’s best heli-skiing, and in the summer months we offer a number of exciting activities from Tweedsmuir Park Lodge – via ferrata, scenic river drifts, and bear viewing. We are looking for fun, motivated individuals who are passionate about the area and hospitality.

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.

LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI

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.

ABERDEEN

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.

PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN

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

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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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This challenging exempt position serves as the first level of support to the International Student Program. The position is service oriented; the incumbent must be personable and understanding towards the intercultural nature of the position. The position requires outstanding professional competence combined with a high degree of discretion and confidentiality. Work is varied and requires independent judgement, initiative and the ability to work unsupervised for extended periods of time.

The Perks: Free meals and housing available while on shift. Gratuities. Competitive pay. Discounts on our retail products. Heli-skiing (space and skill permitting). Career opportunities. A fun work environment with an amazing team! Schedule: 2-weeks on, 1-week off Tell us about your self in a Cover Letter and provide qualifications in a Resume. employment@bellacoolahelisports.com

Applications should include the following information: • Work history • Demonstrated experience in International K-12 Education • Cover letter • Three professional references

PART-TIME POSITION

Please submit your written application by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 via makeafuture.ca/Kamloops-thompson.

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School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) is currently accepting applications for the position of International Student Program (ISP) Office Manager.

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Join our small friendly team, 10+ hours per week. Training available. Wide variety of office duties. VALLEYVIEW MINISTORAGE #10 1967 ETC HWY, Kamloops B.C.

Please forward your resume with references to: Nooaitch Indian Band c/o Executive Assistant 2954 Shackelly Road Merritt, BC V1K 1N9 Telephone: 250-378-6141 Fax: 250-378-3699 Email: kathy@nooaitchband.ca

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.

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Rte 4 – 727-795 Crestline St, 24122741 Tranquille Rd. – 71 p. Rte 18 – 919-942 Schreiner St, 2108-2399 Young Ave. – 55 p. Rte 20 – Barbara Ave, Pala Mesa Pl, Strauss St, Townsend Pl, 2105-2288 Tranquille Rd. – 48 p. Rte 24 – Dale Pl, Lisa Pl, 806999 Windbreak St. – 50 p. Rte 27 – Bentley Pl, Kamwood Pl, 1866-1944 Parkcrest Ave, - 62 p. Rte 32 – Laroque St, 1709-1862 Parkcrest Ave, - 65 p. Rte 137-144-244 Briar Ave, 106-330 Clapperton Rd, Larkspur St, Leigh Rd, 100-204 Tranquille Rd, Wilson St, - 55 p.

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Rte 206 – Dickenson Rd, Walkem Rd, 1835-1995 Westsyde Rd(Odd Side), Yates Rd. – 53 p. Rte 245 – Glendon Dr, Wawn Cres, Wawn Pl, 809-859 Wawn Rd, 32203234 Westsyde Rd. – 33 p.

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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


WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021

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Ruby May Filipig

June 5, 1926 - May 2, 2021 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruby May Filipig on May 2, 2021 at the age of 94 years in Kamloops, BC.

HVAC-R TECHNICIAN Rocky Mountaineer is the world’s largest privately owned luxury passenger rail service. We are committed to living our values: Create Meaningful Moments, Be One Team, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes. We are looking for two dynamic HVAC-R Technicians to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis. As a Rocky Mountaineer team member, you will be working alongside a diverse group of trades people who are committed to working together, supporting our values and ensuring we are always on brand as a world class luxury rail tour company. Qualifications: Qualific ations: Completion of Red Seal HVAC-R Red Seal Qualification in Refrigeration, Gasfitter’s Certificate (Class C or B)

Ruby is pre-deceased by her husband Joseph, twin brother Rudell and sisters Alice and Greta.

Check out this opportunity and more on rockymountaineer ockymountaineer..com/careers

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The family of Lee John Demmans Wish to thank everyone for your support through the loss of our son, brother, uncle and friend. Thanks for the beautiful floral tributes and the food that was sent to both Christine’s and my house. A special thanks to the pallbearers and the whole Kamloops Raiders Rugby Club. You are a unique bunch of guys & gals that care about each other deeply, warts and all. The players tributes to Lee John were very special to me and my family. You all told a story about the real Lee John, rough and tough but still very loving underneath. Thanks Chris Chan for the #11 signs and armbands they were a very nice touch. Thanks to Andrew for the flowers for those that wished to place them. Thanks to Dustin for all the help he gave Lee John. A special thanks to Jimmy, Lee’s long time friend, for being such a good friend and helping Lee so much when he had seizures. Thanks to the players that came to help move all the furniture up from my basement in preparation of my move. I’ll always remember Chris Chan and Andrew Coriali going through Lee’s various trophies and medals and saying what a great athlete he was, they just wanted to scoop them up and put them on display! Thanks to Jason for his help. You all gave him a great send off. Thanks to the staff of ER and ICU for doing everything medically possible for Lee. Special thanks to my friends and Christine’s friends for all the caring and support. We couldn’t get through it without you. Lastly thanks to Kim & Geoffrey of Kamloops Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services. Their kindness and thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated at a heartbreaking time for our family.

She is remembered with love by her children Bradley Filipig, Larry Filipig, Karen Bertuzzi (Edward), Kelly Sandyke (Cory), grandchildren Caleigh Hoot, Meghan Filipig, Zachary Filipig, Nathan Filipig, Kelsey Michaud, Eric Bertuzzi, Bryce Bertuzzi, brother Duncan Campbell (Eroica) and was Auntie B to numerous nieces and nephews.

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In Loving Memory of Herb Messmer May 17, 1921 – July 12, 2008

Forever in our hearts. Dearly missed by Irene, Marion, Gerry, Kyle (Robyn) and Angela. May 17, 2021 would have been his 100th birthday! Dad, we will celebrate your special day recalling wonderful memories of your life well-lived.

As you share the stories and the memories of how they lived their lives and how very much they meant, may you find comfort...

Ruby was born in Sidcup (Paradise Valley), Alberta before her family moved to settle in Kamloops. She loved spending time with family and friends while either fishing, playing cards or just getting together for a visit. Before marriage and kids she worked for ‘the telephone company’ and after volunteered her time at the RIH Auxiliary. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the exceptional care and patience given by the staff at Ponderosa Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.

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Michael Leo de Vooght It is with great sorrow that we announce Michael Leo de Vooght, age 87, of Kamloops, BC, passed away Monday morning, April 26, 2021, with his son and youngest daughter by his side. Born April 5, 1934, in Montreal, Quebec, he was the fifth son of Robert and Antonia de Vooght. Mike is survived by his three children; Michelle Harrison (Carl Mathiasen), Stephen de Vooght and Madeleine de Vooght (Keith Capostinsky); six grandchildren Raymond Harrison (Heather), Keith Harrison (Natalia), Grant Harrison (Janel), Diane Fletcher (Roger), Victoria Nolette (David Botha, Emmeline, Beatrix) and Emma de Vooght; six great-grandchildren Jase Harrison, Hadley Harrison, Kennedy Harrison, Lia Harrison, Brody Fletcher and Addisyn Fletcher; and many other loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. Mike was the fifth of seven brothers, and the first born in Canada. When a small boy, the family moved to Vancouver where he was raised. As a young man, he moved to Vavenby for work, but ended up back in New Westminster where he met his wife, Joyce. After their marriage, Mike and Joyce moved back to Vavenby where they raised their three children. Mike was a dedicated father, and worked in the local mill, Clearwater Timber Products, as a manager and shipper for 35 years. Mike loved sailing, fishing and music. He was also a very good singer and whistler. After retirement, never wanting to sit still, Mike and Joyce learned to sail which they did every spare moment that was available. They included all of their family in their adventures by taking everyone sailing whenever they could. As they grew older, Mike and Joyce changed their focus to travel to see relatives and friends, culminating in a family wedding far away in Colombia. After Joyce passed away in March 2020, Mike spent another year in care at Overlander with his “Orchard Angels”, isolated due to Covid 19. But in the final year of his life, he was constantly visited through his window by these very same family and friends and all were able to visit in person just before his passing. Mike and Joyce wish to have a memorial together, so there will be no service at this time. If you wish to remember Mike, in lieu of flowers or wood for the wood shed, donations can be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or your favourite charity. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

By Helen Steiner Rice The more you give, The more you get, The more you laugh, The less you fret,

     The more you live abundantly, The more of everything you share, The more you’ll always have to spare, The more you love,     That life is good, And friends are kind, For only what we give away, Enriches us from day to day.

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OTHERS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE Others who have gone before Hold up my trembling hand. They comfort me in the blind despair I cannot understand. They suffer with me when I hurt, Weep with me in my pain, Remind me that we are not lost ... Though I must now remain. Those who’ve gone before me, Hear me when I cry. Sing softly with me soothing chords Of unsung lullabies. Mourn anniversaries never marked, A future I cannot keep. They gently kiss the pain away, And love my heart to sleep. The ones who’ve gone before me Hold me in my dreams. They gently stroke my furrowed brow, And calm my silent screams. They love me in my heartache, Wait quietly nearby., Hold patiently, one to another Till I join them by and by. By Joanetta Hendel, Indianapolis, Indiana


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T.O. (Tom) Moore

May 19, 1945 - May 3, 2021

T.O. (Tom) Moore began a new journey on May 2, 2021, after a life full of high drama and dedication to his work in, and love of B.C. Parks. He was the youngest of seven children of John and Rhoda Moore, both deceased. He grew up in Deep Cove, where his family were original settlers.

Gerald (Gerry) Kuffler passed away on May 3, 2021 with his wife and daughter at his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Dianna and daughter Tiffany (Chad) to whom he dedicated his entire life. His sister Marilyn (John), nieces and nephews Kim (Dianne), Nicki (Grant), Leane (Richard), Sherry (Art), Nicole (Mike), Christina (Anders) and Alanna (Kris) along with many cherished great nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents George and Annie, inlaws Kevin and Elsie, sisters-in-law Carol (Larry) and Shirley as well as nephews Jody and Skip. Gerry was born in Stettler, AB in 1945. Moving to the hamlet of Forestburg as a teen, where he would eventually meet the love of his life. Gerry and Dianna were married in 1967 and shortly after made their way west to BC. The couple bounced around living in Prince Rupert, Kelowna and Merritt making many friends along the way. After receiving his journeyman heavy duty mechanic ticket the couple set up roots in Kamloops and welcomed their daughter in 1978. When Gerry wasn’t on the road working he enjoyed hosting family and friends poolside, working in his backyard workshop and socializing at the newly opened neighborhood pub (Duffy’s). Gerry’s career and life on the road afforded the family many vacations in locations they would have never otherwise seen working on notable projects such as the construction of the Coquihalla Highway and the Kicking Horse Bridge project. Yet even with being away from home Gerry never missed the important moments in life, flying in for dance recitals, driving cross province for holidays, always showing up for his family no matter what. In the early 2000s after Tiffany graduated and Dianna retired the couple travelled on the road together from the far northern reaches of BC to the deep south of the Kootenay region and everywhere in between until Gerry reluctantly retired due to health issues. After retiring they settled into a quiet life in Penhold, AB. Gerry spent his days finishing his basement and tending flowers in the yard, enjoying movie nights with Kim and Dianne and visits from family, passing on his knowledge of mechanics, electrical, plumbing and carpentry... if it was broken or you needed to build something all you had to do was ask Gerry and he was sure to help you out. Gerry and Dianna’s most recent move was to Kelowna, BC where they spent the last 2 years living in a resort community. Gerry divided his time between his yard, chatting with neighbours, the wood working shop and visits to his daughter’s house in Kamloops. Gerry was a loving husband, devoted father and friend to all who crossed his path. He had a passion for life and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. His big heart and warm smile will be truly missed and forever in our memories. The family extends great thanks to the Kamloops palliative care team and the staff and volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their care and compassion. Due to the current Covid restrictions the family has decided to hold a celebration of life later in the summer months when we can give Gerry the memorial he truly deserves. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Tom leaves a huge hole in the hearts of many including his loving wife of 60 years Sharon, his wonderful son Derek, his special daughter-in-law Jessie, his cherished sister-in-law Marney and her husband George, his amazing niece Kara and her family, other relatives, numerous other nieces and nephews, and many friends and former coworkers who have enriched his life. After high school Tom began working at Manning Park. This experience was the beginning of a 44 year career with B.C. Parks, where he became somewhat of a legend. His dedication to the provincial park system saw him progress through the branch, beginning as a construction foreman, to park ranger, to district manager, and finally to a regional director position. His career took him from Manning Park to Chilliwack, Terrace, Powell River, the Okanagan, Vancouver Island, Mt. Seymour, Cypress Bowl, and finally the big regions of Northern BC and the Thompson-Okanagan. Tom soldiered through many accidents and illnesses - his grit and stubbornness helped his numerous recoveries. In retirement, Tom was a valued volunteer for many organizations. He spent many years as a Sun Guide at Sun Peaks, and much time building and maintaining trails in Kamloops and Manning Park. For many years he drove patients to Kelowna for cancer treatments. Tom lived his life as if everything was a miracle. His enthusiasm and sense of wonder about the natural world was infectious and he passed that passion to so many. Hiking with Tom was more than an adventure! After hours of following him on trails and asking how much farther, he would assure us that the end was just over the small hill, as we hiked another 10 km or so. Tom’s favourite place was the cabin he built at Manning Park, and what good times so many of us had there. Tom was never afraid to stand up for what he believed in. He seldom took the well travelled path, but instead forged new trails. Tom, you will always be loved and cherished. The mountains are calling, and you will now be forever hiking, building trails, and guiding skiers. Hopefully in the fall, we can gather to honour Tom. Condolences can be sent to DrakeCremation.com

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Sister Joyce Evelyn Kennedy, SSA (Sister Mary Joyce Ann) 1926 - 2021

Sister Joyce Ann died at Mount St. Mary Hospital on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Born in High River, Alberta, she was the sixth of seven children born to John and Kathleen (Monkman) Kennedy. Sister Joyce Ann moved with her family to the Sooke area at the age of 10. Shortly after graduating from St. Ann’s Academy in 1945, Sister Joyce Ann entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Ann. In 1947, she began a teaching career that would span almost forty years in classrooms throughout the province, including New Westminster, Lower Post, Kamloops, Duncan, Mission City, Prince George, Port Alberni, Vancouver and Victoria. Sister Joyce Ann attended Seattle University and received her BA in 1961. She regarded this time of study as one of the biggest influences in her life. Sister Joyce Ann also received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Portland, and later, a Master’s Degree in History from Western Washington State College. She was devoted to helping students thrive despite challenges and for twelve years she taught students with special needs in Kamloops. In later years, Sister Joyce Ann enjoyed working in Parish Ministry in Cranbrook and Kamloops. Sister Joyce Ann is survived by members of her Religious Community, her sister Kay Hinkes and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Kathleen Kennedy, her brothers James (Fin), John and Bruce Kennedy and her sisters Amy Cosens and Ardelle Kennedy. The Sisters of St. Ann greatly appreciate the staff at Mount St. Mary Hospital for their excellent and loving care. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, A Private Funeral Mass will be Live streamed at 10:00 am on Friday, May 14, 2021. To obtain the Livestream details or to offer condolences, please visit www.sandsvictoria.ca

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Aaron Mitchell Manson September 13, 1994 – April 26, 2021

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Alvin McGrath Alvin passed away at the age of 83 on May 4, 2021. Alvin was born December 28, 1937, the oldest of 10 children born to Archie and Christine McGrath. Alvin is survived by his wife Patricia, his four children Brian (Debbie), Brenda (Lee), Trevor (Jeanann) and Aaron (Jan). He is also survived by his nine siblings, many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by step-children Casey, Dale, Elaine (Jeff) and Pam (Keith). Alvin was pre-deceased by his daughter Teri in 2017 and stepdaughter Tracey in 2009.

The world has lost a very loving and loved young man!

The – looks of a model health of an athlete humour of a comedian ferocity of a warrior voice of a singer wisdom of a philosopher spirituality of a dedicated seeker An/A – astonishing chess player talented guitarist skillful mixed martial artist connoisseur of dance (krump, break, hip-hop, jive and 2-step country) Aaron had a loving and caring way to make those whom he met feel appreciated and accepted; his social-emotional intellect to assess and manage his surroundings was astonishing. He courageously battled mental health and substance use challenges. Aaron did not want anyone to worry about him so he hid his struggles of severe anxiety, ADD, sleep paralysis and substances. Not even most of his closest friends knew the level of his private fight. He strongly opposed what he felt was unjust treatment of any person or animal, and often voiced his opinion and logic for his claim. He enjoyed many things; from simple coffee runs with his beloved big brother ‘Vevi’, to a variety of philosophical discussions and debate with anyone, to participating in physical bouts practicing various moves and holds on his buddies, family or members of his MMA clubs. Aaron cared deeply about many things and aspects in life. This made him a fierce competitor in all of his sports in his youth. Later, during his extensive exploration of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, music, spirituality, and as a university student (last year of a BA/BBS degree at TRU), he became even more caring, kind and understanding that ‘we are all doing the best that we can under our own circumstances’. Aaron worked towards inner peace, acceptance and a realization that he too, needed to be gentler on himself. He made great progress

Alvin spent his life in the construction industry, built many schools, apartments and other buildings in the Kamloops area as well as other communities. He will be remembered with care and respect from many friends and ex co-workers.

on his recovery journey. Aaron encouraged everyone that he met to be happy with whatever it was that they pursued and to be a good person. He considered people’s feelings and his relationship with them to be of utmost importance; friends and family. With these wonderful qualities, Aaron attracted an amazing community of friends who felt a special closeness to him. He also had a tight group of very close friends that have been a part of his life, sharing and contributing to the wealth of his character. Although this can be viewed as a great loss, it can also be understood as a gift of enlightenment given to us by Aaron. Thank you Aaron for giving us so much including the opportunity to mindfully enjoy our memories of you. Aaron leaves behind an incredible and heartbroken family network of love and support near and far including his; big brother Levi; Very Best Friend Astraea LaRue; parents Bart and Troylana; Grandmothers Pat McNamara (Madisun Browne) and Ric Manson; Aunts and Uncles – Roz and Ian McLean and cousins James, Duncan (Grace & child), Lachlan (Myka & children), – Chris Manson and Norm Westbrook and cousins Rick (Alexis) and Amy Lockwood (child) – Jim Manson and Cheryl Zawaduk and cousin Michaela -Mitch Manson and cousins Elizabeth, Jake and Ben – Dario Tomada and cousins Dia Mandzuik and Delano – DanaLeigh Tomada and cousin Aric (& children) – Dante Tomada and cousins Talia, Bella and Dominic. Aaron is predeceased by his three grandfathers; Reg McNamara, Delano Tomada and William (Bill) Manson.

Our family wishes to extend great appreciation and heartfelt thanks to friends and extended families for showering us with love and support in various ways during this very difficult time. Also sharing your stories, pictures and videos, with us personally or online has allowed our healing to begin. Aaron was not alone in his fight, as there are thousands of others with similar stories who have passed or are still fighting for their lives today. Our family has decided to fully support and give permission to anyone to share Aaron’s story in hopes that other families impacted by substance use challenges may not feel so isolated. A special thanks to Elyssa Krutop and Jonathan Ikebuchi his counselors, Dr. Miranda Du Preez, Chad Freeman at Boa MMA, and SMART Recovery Kamloops for beginning and guiding Aaron through his fight for recovery. Also warmest gratitudes our Kamloops Paramedics, Fire Dept. and RCMP for their amazing professionalism, compassion and calmness in responding to the emergency call to our home. Due to Covid19 PHO protocols, information for a celebration of life gathering will be provided at a later time. However, our home will be open for friends and family who wish to drop by for an outside visit are welcome. If you choose to, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either:

Life is a series of moments where each arises and passes. Mindfulness is experiencing fully these moments; the pain, joy and wonder, and then move on forward to the next.

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Life holds so much in store for you,

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” -Joseph Campbell

TRU Foundation bursary/scholarship in memory of Aaron Manson https://www.tru.ca/makeagift Email foundation@tru.ca or call Janet 778-471-8469

No formal service at this time. If friends desire donations to S.P.C.A. in Alvin’s name would be appreciated. Condolences can be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

THE ANGEL ON YOUR SHOULDER

By Jackie Huston Lena, Wisconsin There’s an angel on your shoulder Though you may not know she’s there, She watches over you day and night 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 be there through your triumphs 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. And she’ll shine down her guiding light. So remember as you grow older, There are no heights you cannot reach

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Colleen Marilyn (Croft) Felker August 15, 1955 - April 28, 2021

It is with sad hearts we announce the sudden passing of Colleen Felker of Forest Grove, BC. She was predeceased by her loving husband Bob, her parents John and Joan Croft and her brother Jim Croft. She is survived by her sons Robert (Michelle), Rick, and Crissy (Jay). She is also survived by her grandson Austin, granddaughters Atlantis, Alex, Annalaya and great grandson Damien. Colleen was born in Summerland, BC, she moved to Forest Grove at an early age with her parents, brothers Jim and Dave and sister Sue. She was a long-time member of the Grove with many hours spent as a firefighter, first responder and legion member. Colleen enjoyed many activities especially quading, camping and sitting in her motorhome sipping a glass of wine. She is fondly remembered by her many friends as a vibrant, caring person that told great stories.

We will always carry your memory in our hearts. A celebration will be held as soon as we are able to gather safely. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

Edward Harvey Jackson May 5, 1946 - April 30, 2021 With deepest sympathy, we announce the passing of Edward Harvey Jackson of Sorrento, BC. He was predeceased by his son, Ryan Jackson, his parents, Herb and Mabel Jackson. Edward is survived by his wife, Charlotte Jackson, and his Daughter, Amber (Mike) Hewitt and his step daughter, Jennifer (Jurgen) Jamison, his sisters, Jeanette (Emery) Lerrand, and Teresa (Brent) Bauer, Brothers, David (Elaine) Jackson and Larry (Darlene) Jackson and many nieces and nephews. Ed was raised in the Kootenays and moved to the Shuswap in 1976. He loved the country life and working as a welder and on his acreage. Ed was proud to be a Boilermaker and would have received his 50 year service pin in September. He was a well respected member in the Boilermaker Community. He will be deeply missed. There will be no service by request. Online condolences may be sent to Ed’s family through his obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

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Peter John Englisch 1947 - 2021

Bernard Donchi, our loving father, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Kamloops Senior Village with family by his side.

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Peter John Englisch at Royal Inland Hospital on April 24, 2021 at the age of 73.

Bernard is survived by his three daughters Linda (Randy), Debbie (Ernie), and Tammie (Randy); his grandchildren Shane (Kirstin), Randy (Chrissy), Devon, Ryan and Celine; great-grandchildren Lyla, Weston, Arya, Alina, Scarlett and Louie; sisters-in-law Glenys Donchi, Sharon, Marie and Cathy Eckhart, and many nieces and nephews.

Peter was born in Hythe, Alberta, the only child of Paul and Paula Englisch and was raised in Tomslake, BC. After high school graduation he attained employment with Canada Post in Dawson Creek as a letter carrier. He met his wife Dianne while delivering mail to the local R.C.M.P. Detachment. They were married in 1971 and the following year became parents to a son Jason. Peter transferred to Penticton in 1994, residing in Summerland and retired from Canada Post in 2002 after 36 years of service. They then moved to Kamloops where he started a small lawn/yard care business and closed it in 2019.

He was predeceased by his parents Giovanni “Bob” and Edith, his wife Merle and second wife Lois; brothers John (Annie), Ron (Arlene), Bobby (Lois) and Jim; sisters Mildred (Ken) Schneider, Laura (Bud) Wilson and Shirley; brothers-in-law Bruce, Darrel and Lorne Eckhart; sisters-in-law Blanche (Don) McKenzie, Doreen (Bob) Stittle. Bernard was born in Kamloops on November 17, 1926 and was raised in Vinsulla on the family farm. After serving three years in the Air Force, he returned home and later married Merle Eckhart on February, 1956. They settled and raised their family on the ranch in Vinsulla for 38 years. Merle passed in 1994, and a few years later, Lois came to live with Bernard on the farm. They were married in July 2009. Bernard was a lifetime rancher. He was always striving to make improvements on his beloved ranch and enjoyed riding the range. Throughout his life, Bernard enjoyed fishing, camping, and hunting with his family and friends. He loved tending his garden and taking walks around his property. He was always “outstanding in his field”. He loved watching (and cursing) his Canucks and Blue Jays. In later years he was involved in darts, carpet bowling, the Barriere Snowmobile Club, and was a long-time member of the Barriere Legion.

He really enjoyed playing soccer, hockey and broomball in the Dawson Creek area. When they moved to Kamloops he joined a senior recreational hockey league. As many know, Peter was an avid Detroit Red Wing fan since 1954 and also cheered for the Minnesota Viking Football team. For a number of years Peter and Dianne enjoyed many senior bus trips to various points in the United States and met some wonderful people and cherished those memories. They were looking forward to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at the end of May.

After 89 years on the farm, Bernard moved to Chartwell Ridgepointe in Kamloops where he was well looked after and made good friends. In 2019 he moved to Kamloops Senior Village where he again, was well loved and cared for. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in dad’s care over the years.

Dianne and Jason would like to thank the ambulance attendants and the medical staff at the Royal Inland Hospital for the exceptional care given to Peter. They would also like to thank the wonderful neighbours and friends who have offered their support and assistance.

“Papa - you are deeply loved and we will miss your beautiful smile”

There will be no formal service by request.

There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington’s Society of BC or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Erin Ruth Milman It is with great sadness we lost Erin Ruth Milman. She passed away with family by her side at R.I.H. on April 7, 2021. Erin was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba on January 16, 1947 to Bob and Sue Adams. Everyone loved Erin who met her, she was kind and loving. Erin worked at Zellers for over 15 years as a cashier supervisor. Erin was a hard worker and never let anyone down. Erin was also a three time cancer survivor. Her passion was camping with my dad and being in the outdoors. They always took Tim and Taya camping every chance they had. Mom’s other love was her husband they met as young teenagers and then married July 1, 1965. She left behind her husband Lionel Milman, daughter Shannon Milman (husband) Darren Escott, son Shane Milman (wife) Brandi, grandchildren Tim Milman (wife) Erica, Shay and Ayla Milman, and sadly lost her granddaughter Taya Carly Reinbold on April 27, 2020. She also leaves behind her brother Tim Adams (wife) Karen, niece Kelly Adams (husband) Chuck. I would also like to thank the nurse at R.I.H. for helping my Mom pass peacefully. We love you Mom and will miss you everyday.

Joanne Rogowski 1971 - 2021

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce Joanne Rogowski of Logan Lake, BC was taken from us too soon on April 28, 2021 at the young age of 49. She is survived by her loving and devoted spouse Rory Campbell, daughter Ashley, son Dylan, two greatest joys being her granddaughter Kaisha and grandson Gage, parents Chone and John York, sisters Jennifer Rogowski, Tyla York and brother Justin York. Also left to mourn her sudden passing are in-laws Jerry and Wendy Campbell, sister-in-law Staci, extended Campbell family who also welcomed Joanne into their hearts, aunts Berva, Robby (Jim), uncles Toby (Maureen), Jim (Dawn), her favourite niece Madisen, Nikki and nephew Noah along with Joanne’s great niece Izaura and cousins Roselyn, Dawn, David, Chrystal and Michael. Predeceased by her father Richard Rogowski as well as both maternal and paternal grandparents, we know that Joanne was greeted by them as she started her journey. During Joanne’s short time with us, she lived her life with conviction and passion and ensured that she let her family know just how much she loved them (whether they wanted to hear it or not). While we selfishly wish to have her with us physically, we take comfort knowing Joanne is free from pain and suffering. A Memorial Service for Joanne will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Margaret Elizabeth Cordonier 1939 - 2021

Margaret Elizabeth Cordonier was born November 28,1939 to Isobel and Archie Loyst in Vancouver, BC. The family and friends of Margaret Cordonier have learned with regret that Margaret passed away suddenly on April 25, 2021 at age 81 in Royal Inland Hospital. Margaret graduated as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in 1960 from Essondale. After a short time working at Woodlands in New Westminster, she was one of the first groups of nurses recruited to work at Tranquille in 1961. Margaret worked at Tranquille until it’s closing in 1984. Margaret was then transferred to Glendale Lodge in Victoria in 1985. With her move, she broadened her scope of nursing to Gerontological nursing; first she worked at Tillicum Lodge and finally at the Lodge at Broadmead. After spending 16 wonderful years in Victoria, her retirement saw her move back to the Kamloops area. Once back she met many friends new and old. Her many friends would agree that she had a meaningful and individual relationship with each one. Margaret spent many years as a volunteer with the cowboy heritage festival, where she continued to make many special friendships. Margaret spent a great deal of time with her family, which was a great source of happiness. While at home she spent her time baking on the farm for family and friends. Margaret rarely left the house empty handed! A great source of her happiness came from her walking group, where again she had many close friends. Margaret is predeceased by her parents Archie and Isabel Loyst and her first husband Allan Chase. Margaret is survived by her husband Armand Cordonier, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, her brother Donald (Betty) Loyst, niece Pauline Loyst, nephews Ian (Natalie) with their two daughters and Graham Loyst, loving daughter Angela (George) and grandson Steven Saikaley, loving son Brian Chase with his family, daughters Raylee, Alissa, Roslyn and one young man Curtus. I say for all, Margaret will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends! Condolences may be sent to the family through DrakeCremation.com

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

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE & WEEP BY MARY FRYE (1932)

Love’s greatest gift is remembrance.

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush,                      Do not stand at my grave and weep.

Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps them near.

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ay 10 to May 16 is National Nursing Week, with annual celebrations taking place from the Monday to the Sunday of the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday — May 12. The theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall and was developed by the Canadian Nurses Association to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey. The CNA notes the pandemic “brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the important role that nurses play in the community.” This year, health-care company Johnson & Johnson is sponsoring National Nursing Week. The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public, policy makers and

governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians. In 1971, the International Council of Nurses designated May 12, the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, as International Nurses Day. In 1985, CNA members passed a resolution to begin negotiations with the federal government to have the week containing May 12 proclaimed as National Nurses Week annually. Soon after, the federal minister of health proclaimed the second week of May as National Nurses Week. In 1993, the name was changed to National Nursing Week to emphasize the profession’s accomplishments as a discipline. To mark the week, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau saluted nurses with message of support. “Nurses are at the center of our Canadian health-care systems,” the

prime minister said in a statement. “They are the smiling faces who greet us at hospitals and clinics. They are the calming voices helping us through our toughest days, and they are the ones who are helping to care for our parents, family members and loved ones during this COVID-19 pandemic. “This week, we celebrate their hard work and success, and we thank them for their many sacrifices and dedication to our communities and our country. Over the past year, the pandemic has affected all Canadians in immeasurable ways. “It has impacted how we work and learn, interact with friends and family and live our daily lives. Yet, despite all of the many challenges, our nurses have worked tirelessly to safeguard the health and well-being of all people and communities in Canada. Their compassion and strength have helped to guide us through this period.


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NATIONAL NURSING WEEK Improving Indigenous mental wellness the goal

Nikki Hunter-Porter is a Thompson Rivers University master of nursing student. BILLIE JEAN GABRIEL PHOTOGRAPHY

A Thompson Rivers University master of nursing student passionate about improving mentalhealth services for Indigenous people has received research funding so she can create change that will benefit others in the Secwépemc Nation. Nikki Hunter-Porter’s one-year project is getting started just as nurses across Canada are celebrated during National Nursing Week from May 10 to 16 and Indigenous Nurses Day on May 10. This year’s theme is We Answer The Call, which references nurses being on the frontlines during COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses like Hunter-Porter are seeing a serious issue that the pandemic has worsened — mental health. Hunter-Porter is a member of the St’uxwtéws (Bonaparte) First Nation west of Kamloops who

has worked in eight First Nations communities. She has seen first-hand the gaps that Indigenous people experience in mental-health services. As a second-generation residential school and ‘60s scoop survivor, she wants to make improvements that will culturally benefit future generations. Although she is in the early part of her master’s program, HunterPorter submitted a project proposal to Mitacs and Mental Health Research Canada that involved surveying mental-health workers and participants in Secwépemc Nation communities to pinpoint gaps that affect individuals, which in turn can affect entire communities. She will use Indigenous methodology, such as talking circles, to gather her information. “From my perspective, I feel

there isn’t a lot of knowledge in regard to Indigenous people and their history,” she said. While Western medicine takes the approach of separating the mind and the body, traditional Indigenous ways approach medicine incorporate the two. Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin, a CIHR Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing and associate professor in the TRU School of Nursing, said she has never had a graduate student in the first few courses of the program pull together ideas in the way that Hunter-Porter has done. “Nikki’s research has a mentalhealth focus,” she said. “We know there is a mentalhealth crisis, so we really wanted to highlight the role of Indigenous nursing-led research and its potential impact on the crisis.” See IH, B3


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The insight and knowledge Hunter-Porter demonstrated in her funding submission was so strong that it stood out and was easily selected as one of the 10 applications accepted from across the country. Mitacs is a national, independent, not-for-profit organization. Candice Loring, Mitacs’ director of business development and indigenous community engagement, said Hunter-Porter’s submission stood out — so much so that she was asked to submit for a second round of funds. “Her project was one of the top projects that came out of our national call,” Loring said. “Just after this call ended, we also launched a national Indigenous call and made the decision to award both [to this project] and double the funding — the most generous offering in the history of Mitacs — extending the project to two internships and a full year of research.” Judy Sturm, manager for Aboriginal mental wellness with Interior Health, said Hunter-Porter’s research could create changes in the system. “We will support Nikki however we can and look

forward to using her findings to improve patient care,” Sturm said. Interior Health’s research department is also supporting the project. “Nikki’s work with TRU and Mental Health Research Canada is exactly the kind of collaboration our region needs to address the complex health-care challenges faced by local communities,” said Deanne Taylor, Interior Health’s corporate director for research. “Exploring creative and culturally appropriate mental-health services for Indigenous communities speaks to key IH strategies and we applaud the project’s commitment to patient-focused research.” Akela Peoples, chief executive officer for Mental Health Research Canada, said the agency is proud to be part of building capacity mental-health research by supporting partnership projects such as Hunter-Porter’s with Interior Health and Mitacs. “We are particularly pleased to be supporting the work of a young Indigenous researcher,” Peoples said. “There has never been a more important time to support the evolution of our mental-health system in Canada.” — Michele Young, TRU newsroom

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NATIONAL NURSING WEEK Care to Speak expands for mental health needs of staff The Canadian Mental Health Association’s B.C. Division (CMHA BC) and SafeCare BC have expanded the operating hours of Care to Speak, an online peer support service for health-care workers, including nurses. The change will allow for increased capacity to better accommodate the mentalhealth needs of health-care workers working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are also encouraging people with experience working in frontline health care to volunteer confidential support one day a week. The extended hours of operation are Mondays to Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Mondays to Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is completely confidential and free to access.

Care to Speak, funded by the provincial government, launched in June 2020 to protect and support the mental well-being of health-care workers performing under unprecedented and stressful conditions. Fifteen months into the pandemic, the need for this support continues. In fact, in a new Statistics Canada crowdsourcing initiative, Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers: Infection Prevention and Control, 77 per cent of health-care workers in direct contact with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID19 reported worsening mental health than before the pandemic. With Care to Speak, continuing care and community health-care workers can connect with a trained peer support volunteer worker through

instant chat, online at caretospeak.ca or by phone at 1-866802-7337 (PEER). Care to Speak is staffed by people with experience in frontline health care, long-term care and home care and who bring first-hand experience of working during this difficult time. Volunteers receive full training in active listening and peer support to serve as a support system during this challenging time. “For over a year, health-care workers in B.C. have been battling the stressors and challenges stemming from COVID19,” said Jonny Morris, chief executive officer of CMHA’s B.C. Division. “They’ve made significant personal sacrifices and juggled challenging work conditions. And, while we’re seeing light

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at the end of the tunnel, we’ve still got a way to go. It’s important that we support health care workers in addressing the negative effects of prolonged stress now, before they lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.” Morris said peer support is an effective and evidencebased way of providing support. “Peer support workers can share knowledge and first-hand experience — something that a counsellor or medical professional may not be able to do,” Morris said. “ It can be really beneficial to speak with someone who knows exactly what you are going through and who can empathize with what you are feeling”. In addition to providing empathy and guidance, peer

support workers can also refer people accessing the service to other trusted resources, which can provide further support, including CMHA BC’s BounceBack coaching program, employee and family assistance programs, the Mobile Response Team and other resources. While peer support complements clinical approaches, it is not clinical. Unlike counsellors or therapists, peer support workers do not focus on diagnoses or give advice, but rather help people to discover and build on what’s working for them, even in the midst of distress. For more information about Care to Speak support, go online to caretospeak.ca. Those interested in volunteering their time as peer support workers can find more information there.

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MEET OUR HEAD NURSE Joti Bawa

Joti is Berwick Retirement Communities Regional Manager of Clinical Services – her selfless efforts and dedication to her profession are immeasurable. Our seven communities rely heavily on Joti’s daily support and guidance. Her role during the Pandemic has been nothing short of heroic! Joti’s clinical knowledge, passion and compassion certainly make her our “nurse of choice”. As we observe International Nurses Day 2021 we extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to this Healthcare Hero!

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Join me in recognizing BC’s nurses for their exceptional work and dedication to safe patient care throughout this pandemic. In our hospitals, long-term care homes and in all of our communities, nurses continue to put patients first. This week, and every day, let’s all thank BC nurses.

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Consider lawn alternatives A traditional lawn may not be right for every property nor desired by every homeowner. There is no denying that lawns take time and effort to establish and daily or weekly maintenance to thrive. Homeowners who find that a traditional lawn is not practical can explore some lowmaintenance alternatives. • Wildflower meadow: Homeowners with wide swaths of property may discover meadows are cost- and timeefficient. Stores sell spe-

cial wildflower meadow mixes of seeds or homeowners can use wildflower plug plants throughout areas where grasses are left to grow longer. This natural area can be a home to wildlife and an idyllic backdrop to a home. Most meadows only require a spring or summer and autumn cut to thrive and look good. • Ornamental grasses: Partition areas of the property for ornamental grasses to grow. The gardening resource Elemental Green says ornamental grasses

tend to be droughtresistant and lowmaintenance. They won’t need much fertilizer and are often resistant to pests as well. Ornamental grasses grow in tufts or sprays and will not require mowing. However, they are not ideal for areas that get foot traffic. • Moss: Moss can thrive in shady areas and ones where the soil tends to stay a bit damp. Moss is velvety soft and green, so it can mimic the look of a traditional lawn but won’t require mowing and other upkeep. Because it spreads quickly,

moss can take over quite rapidly. You will need to protect areas where you do not want moss by creating barriers to stop spread. • Gravel: Stone and gravel areas can reduce maintenance in the landscape and require very little upkeep. When gravel is installed correctly, weeds may not grow readily. Gravel installation may include laying heavy-duty, semi-permeable landscape fabric, which is available in home improvement centers. Gravel is cheaper than pavers

Keeping the skeeters at bay The value of a retreat-like backyard was never more apparent than in 2020. Over the last year-plus, much of the world has been forced to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The online home remodeling platform Houzz reported a 58 percent annual increase in project leads for home professionals in June 2020. Contractors who specialize in outdoor spaces saw the biggest increase in demand. A revamped outdoor space can provide the perfect retreat for homeowners who want to get away from it all. But one winged, unwelcome guest can quickly transform an oasis into an uninviting space. Mosquitoes make their presence felt in many areas each spring and summer. These pesky, often hungry insects can carry disease, and their bites can be pain-

ful and itchy. Homeowners can try these three techniques to keep mosquitoes out of their backyards. REMOVE ANY STANDING WATER Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, who don’t even need a lot of water to successfully breed. A daily walk around the property may uncover kids’ toys, empty flower pots or other small receptacles that can collect water. Even clogged gutters can lead to the accumulation of a small amount of water — and that can be enough for mosquitoes to breed. Remove these potential breeding grounds when you find them, and do so each day, as mosquitoes mature from eggs to nymphs in roughly four days. MOW REGULARLY. Mowing the lawn so the

grass never gets too high is another way to make a backyard less hospitable to mosquitoes. Pest experts at Terminix note mosquitoes seek tall grass to protect them from the elements, including wind and hot summer sun. PLANT WITH THOSE MOSQUITOES IN MIND The home remodeling experts at HGTV note plants can be part of homeowners’ strategy to repel mosquitoes. Various plants have mosquito-repellent qualities. For example, bee balm releases a fragrance as it grows, and mosquitoes don’t like that fragrance. Speak with a local lawn and garden professional for recommendations about plants that can thrive in their region and repel mosquitoes at the same time — making for a less itchy spring and summer.

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Dave Robinson in his hockeyplaying days.

Fundraising for local cancer care equipment is underway in memory of a community-minded Kamloops man with a local hockey legacy. Donations collected in the name of Dave Robinson have already paid for two important pieces of equipment at Royal Inland Hospital: a vein finder and a rhinolaryngoscope, which helps diagnose cancers of the head and neck. Robinson, who fought cancer for eight years, died in 2017.

He first came to be known in the community after a stint with the Kamloops Chiefs, a Western Canada Hockey League team that played in the city from 1973 to 1977. Daughter-in-law Ashley Robinson remembers Dave as a hardworking and dedicated man who was always eager to help those in need. And that wasn’t just true in his posthockey career, where he owned and operated Robinson Masonry and River City Rock Products, but also when he was undergoing treatment. Cancer patients in Kamloops often have to travel to Kelowna for treat-

ment. Prior to COVID-19, patients were able to bus down together. Although the bus trips were difficult, that’s where Dave met and connected with others undergoing treatment. “That, in itself, is a tremendous task for someone who is already fighting for their lives,” Ashley said. But what set the course for the fundraising that would happen after his passing was how affected Dave was by those he sat with on the bus. See FUND, A9

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“Of course, everybody was in different circumstances with their treatment, diagnoses and cancer journey, but he was always so tremendous about being there for them. It really touched on him,” Ashley said. The Dave Robinson Memorial Fund was founded in 2018 and is gathering funds for a third piece of hospital equipment. “That was the one thing we wanted to do,” Ashley said. “Instead of just fundraising and writing a cheque, we wanted a concrete plan and a piece of equipment we could have Dave’s name on.” Each piece of equipment has a small plaque noting it has been donated in memory of Dave Robinson. Now in its third year of fundraising, the Dave Robinson Memorial Fund, with the help of the RIH Foundation, is

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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.

The Lights at Shore, by Brooklyn Fantuz, Grade 4, Rayleigh elementary

Mixtela, by Elizabeth Edwards, Grade 4, Kay Bingham elementary

Mountains of Butterflies, by Meredith Owen, Grade 7, Juniper Ridge elementary

“I painted this because I have always liked lighthouses. To me, it represents light in the darkness. My Papa always loved lighthouses. He was fantastic at art and my Dad takes after him. He is one of my idols. “

“Mixtrela has hair from a mix of yarn and buttons and beads using acrylic paints. Her face is made from a poem. I fastened the materials using Mod Podge. I learned that different materials can look amazing together. “

“Beauty can be found anywhere. Like, a moment where thousands of butterflies flutter around a creature, that alone could be dull, but shine brightly, making the sheep stand out. I believe everything should have a chance to be beautiful.”

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

SCHOOL DISTRICT 73 YOUNG ARTISTS The Young Artists’ Conference is an annual event for aspiring artists in elementary schools to showcase their artwork and take part in a series of workshops. Due to COVID-19, students participated in a series of virtual workshops. SD73 has offered this unique opportunity to students since 1987. Each year, more than 120 students from grades 4 through 7 are selected to participate. Each school has a selection committee that reviews a variety of two-dimensional artwork submitted by students. The selection committee chose between two and six students (depending on school enrolment numbers) from each school.

This year, there were 15 winners from 109 artists’ submissions. After being presented to the school board, the top artwork will be mounted, framed and then displayed on the walls of the school distrcit office. Each winner receives an artist smock with the Young Artists’ logo on it, an art kit (which includes a sketch book, professional pencils, micro-felt pens and a shader for pencil work) and a copy of the 2021 Young Artists’ booklet, containing all art submissions this from this year. Go online to bit.ly/3nSNJhe to view the students’ artwork.

Something Familiar, by Winter Quigley, Grade 6, Aberdeen elementary

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Celebrating a 25th anniversary of an affirming church

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hat was 1996 like for you? Do you remember it like it was yesterday? Or is it just ancient history? Minimum wage was $7 an hour, the Winnipeg Jets moved to Phoenix and the Macarena was No. 1 on the Billboard charts. For the faith community of Kamloops United Church, 1996 was pivotal. It was on May 12 of that year that the congregation of the church voted overwhelmingly in favour of becoming an Affirming church and a member of Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble. The Ensemble is a justice-oriented organization of people in The United Church of Canada working for the full inclusion of people of all gender identities and sexual orientations in The United Church of Canada and in Canadian society. This month, Kamloops United is celebrating its 25th anniversary, or “Affirmiversary,” as a community of faith that celebrates and loves all of the diversity of creation. Kamloops United Church is committed to being P.I.E. (public, intentional and explicit) in its witness to the wider community that God’s love extends to everyone equally and without reserve. This is still a radical message. The vote by the congregation to become officially Affirming was reached after years of education and discernment, but ultimately minds and hearts were changed and continue to be changed. It is said a story is the shortest distance between two people and the shar-

Christine Dolson of Kamloops United Church

ing of stories has been a crucial part of the ongoing Affirming journey. Hearts are changed when a mother and daughter share their coming-out journey, when a grandparent shares their anguish about a family’s loss of a precious transgrandchild, when we begin to understand and embrace that there is no separation — there is no us and them. It is only “we” and we are all beloved children of God. Volumes of exegesis have been used to justify the historical exclusion of LGBTQ2S+ people from full participation in church and society. Scripture is cited and used as a blunt weapon. Ancient texts of “laws” translated out of context multiple times over many centuries have been misconstrued, sometimes even deliberately. But the message of the Christian gospel is love — radical affirming love. As part of his final instructions, Jesus gave a new commandment to his disciples — to love one another. Jesus also said that love for one another is what would distinguish them as his disciples. It was not a conditional love that Jesus commanded, but an inclusive love that took no measure of a person’s creed or station. Jesus was himself engaged in a non-stop

Letter to the Editor

THE COURAGE TO ENDURE DEATH

Editor: Re: Chris Kempling’s Faith column of April 14 (‘Assisted suicide: An admission of failure?’): Should we have the right to choose Affirming ministry. when we die? There was room for Does a person everyone at the table, admit defeat at life including lepers, women, when medically Moabites, sex workers and assisted death takes even tax collectors. You place? cannot love God and hate It was a very their creation. To say, “Love the sinner, but hate the sin” difficult journey that I shared with is not love at all. To love is my twin brother never a sin and there is no during the time he sin in being LGBTQ. lived with cancer. An Affirming ministry Twins evidently is a ministry of questions. share things in life How can we serve? How can we create spaces where that other siblings do not. Like so all feel safe, seen, heard, many other people, loved and Affirmed? How can we seek justice the pandemic kept us apart and I shall in our community and forever carry that globally? with me. Kamloops United The telephone Church has marched with was our first line Pride, raised banners and of communicaflags and even has a raintion. The times we bow-painted accessibility shared were preramp. cious to both of us. There have been workWhat he got shops, weddings, worship and partnerships nurtured. from being able to communicate with We are celebrating 25 years of publicly, intention- his twin brother I ally and explicitly Affirming may not be able to fully understand in our LGBTQ2S+ siblings. this life. There is still more to be As his life ebbed done. The healing is unfinaway, pain took ished. Though entrenched over as his constant in law, human rights for all companion. Maybe is not a lived reality for all. Certain forces appear deter- my years with mined to roll progress back. Crohn’s helped As for the next 25 years? me to understand something of Kamloops United Church, what Don was as an Affirming commuexperiencing. nity of faith, will continue Was the God of to answer the call to love, my faith preparing unconditionally, all of creme then to be in ation and its diversity. a place where I Christine Dolson (she/her) could offer a level of understanding is a cis-het white settler woman, living gratefully when my twin brother would on the unceded territory need his state of of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc. She has been heart understood in his fight with a member of Kamloops United Church since 1959 cancer? He never gave and is active there with up. His spine the Affirming ministry on council and as the lay had been ripped apart by clear cell marriage minister.

carcinoma and major surgery. Radiation and chemotherapy took him to a place where life was a moment by moment experience of pain mixed with hope. He was proudly radiant of his wife (high school sweetheart), their two girls and four grandchildren. How he lived for them and gave everything he had for them right to the very end. I can’t say the same. Years of pain and suffering with Crohn’s brought me

to a place where so often I wanted my life to end. I was the churchgoer and should have had the healthiest of attitude toward the life God had given to me. If I was to stand before my Creator and explain to him why I wanted to die, I don’t know what I would say. Don and I never talked about him ever wanting to make the decision to end his life by choice. I don’t believe he was there or at least he never showed that to me. Had he wanted to tell that to me, I would have accepted his choice. Medical science was used to relieve my symptoms of Crohn’s. When that happens, it is very easy to say that

God’s will for my life was that I be made to feel better. As it turned out, I am thankful that Don did choose to endure to the end did get to say that we loved each other and I’m not sure a lot of guys 65 years old have the courage to do that. I can only hope to believe, that something of my life helped him through the tough time in his life. If that is the case, then being a twin brother to him was God’s will from the moment of our conception. “Womb mates” we were, as we joked to people. But something there was far deeper and far more meaningful. Something spiritual. John Noakes Kamloops

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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.

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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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10AM—6PM • 7 DAYS A WEEK

1.250.828.0810

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