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WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2021 | Volume 34 No. 20

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Council gives nod to Riverside Park pilot project JESSICA WALLACE

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Kamloops council has approved a pilot project, which will see recreational businesses and additional food trucks in Riverside Park this summer as part of a Tourism Kamloops initiative. Council voted 7-2 in favour of approving the proposal, which required a bylaw exemption to allow commercial activity in the park. Mayor Ken Christian and councillors Dale Bass, Dieter Dudy, Sadie Hunter, Mike O’Reilly, Bill Sarai and Kathy Sinclair voted in favour, while councillors Arjun Singh and Denis Walsh were opposed. O’Reilly said Riverside Park is “tired” and needs activity to animate the space. Dudy said the pilot is worth a shot and can be axed in the future, should it not be well received by the public. Sinclair said Riverside Park is already an active park, with dancing, hoola-hooping, frisbee, cycling, skateboarding, pickleball and a splash park. “Despite all those activities, I can always find a place to quietly recreate and read a book,” she said.

THE CAPTAIN JENNIFER CASEY MEMORIAL Monday was the anniversary of the May 17, 2020, Snowbirds jet crash in Kamloops that claimed the life of Capt. Jennifer Casey (right) and seriously injured the pilot, Capt. Richard MacDougall. On the anniversary date, Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian revealed plans for a Captain Jennifer Casey Memorial in a planned Fulton Field Park, which will be located on Tranquille Road, near Kamloops Airport (above). Also on the anniversary date, KTW visited the Brocklehurst neighbourhood where the jet crashed and spoke to residents about that tragic day.

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Several members of the public appeared before council on Tuesday, raising questions about public consultation for the program, how the project fit Tourism Kamloops’ mandate, safety of additional water activities and how the project fit within the city’s previously approved downtown plan. Resident Tom Rankin said the public already rejected a proposed public parkade and market at Riverside Park. “What part of no is unclear?” Rankin asked council. “What has changed?” A member of the park protectionist group the Friends of Riverside Park suggested deferring the proposal for public consultation. Walsh said bringing forward the project was “opportunistic” by a special interest group. Singh said he could not support the initiative because of the lack of community consultation. He said Riverside Park is already busy during the pandemic. He said the issue has divided the community. “Riverside Park is an electric wire in Kamloops politics,” Singh said. “I’d like to have COVID projects unite the community, not divide the community.” See CONCERNS, A6

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The deaths of two Kamloops brothers, whose bodies were discovered off a forest service road in Naramata last week, have been confirmed as homicides. The bodies of Carlo Fryer, 31, and Erick Fryer, 29, were discovered by a local couple walking near a remote section of the Naramata Creek Forest Service Road on May 10. RCMP’s Major Crime Unit immediately took steps to secure the location. “The unexpected deaths of both Erick and Carlo are being investigated by police as homicides,” said Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon of the C.C. RCMP Major Crime Section. “South Okanagan residents can expect to continue to see major crime resources in the region for the remainder of the week as investigators continue to advance the homicide investigation.” Investigators still believe the incident was isolated in nature and not a random act. Police have not uncovered anything to suggest the homicides are connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict. There have been no updates on whether two men seen in nearby orchards are connected to the deaths. Mounties have asked that the pair come forward, but it’s not known if they have.” It was the Fryer brothers’ father who took to social media to confirm his sons had died. Dawn March, the brothers’ stepmother, told KTW by email: “Carlo and Erick Fryer were beloved family members. Erick was kind, generous, athletic and the first person to help his family and friends. He was the big brother that all his siblings wanted to hang out with. He was a son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and solid friend. “Carlo was sweet, gentle and an all-star ball player. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father. He was a son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and solid friend.

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“Our family is devastated by this tragic loss and wants the boys to be remembered as the happy and amazing family members that they were.” “Although we are still in the very preliminary stages of this investigation, early findings suggest that this was a targeted incident,” Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter said. “At this time, there is nothing to indicate a greater general risk to public safety,” Police said a truck near the scene is being probed. The BC Coroners Service is also investigating the deaths. A GoFundMe page has been created online to raise money for the family left behind by Carlo Fryer. It can be found by going to gofundme.com and searching

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Concerns were raised about park commercialization From A1

Tourism Kamloops CEO Beverley DeSantis told KTW the program aims to bolster local tourism during the pandemic. The pilot program proposes to temporarily utilize an existing city building in Riverside Park, which previously housed a concession operator and is slated for demolition later this year as part of planned flood mitigation work. The program would begin in late June, allowing vendors shared space to offer waterand land-based commercial recreation opportunities, including kayaks, standup paddle boards, water bikes, e-bikes, bocce balls and pickleball racquets. In addition, “It doesn’t look like there’s going to be Music in the Park this year. This may be another form of entertainment,” DeSantis said. “In our view, and parks and recreation’s view, it’s a great way for Kamloops to enjoy the park in a more elevated way. It’s a great way to get people out and active, coming out of COVID and, when visitors come, they can enjoy our parks and rivers and maybe try kayaking for the first time or paddle boarding or something like that with a very low risk, low impact. This is just a way to try it with an existing building, slated for demolition, and see how it goes.”

DeSantis said Tourism Kamloops has heard from businesses wanting access to city waterways or parks. A water bike rental company sought to open in Kamloops, but opted for Penticton instead, due to regulatory hurdles, DeSantis said. DeSantis said Tourism Kamloops has broached the issue with the city’s parks and recreation department, which she said “never really had an appetite” for allowing tourism vendors in Riverside Park. DeSantis noted liability and safety were concerns, due to undercurrents at the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers. In addition, the river can be unsafe at certain times of the year. Tourism Kamloops plans to take on liability, risk assessments and potentially hire a life guard. DeSantis said the organization also plans to approach companies that have expressed interest in the past. A report to council noted the pilot project addresses recommendations outlined in the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery and Renewal, including promoting the city as a safe and friendly destination for work and play, opportunities for eco-friendly tourism activities and expanding spaces for businesses utilizing nontraditional spaces.

A letter from Friends of Riverside Park co-chair Sheila Park sent to the mayor and council, as well as to Kamloops This Week, notes the city’s Downtown Plan recommends commercial activities be supported outside of Riverside Park, in the west Waterfront District area. In addition, the group is concerned temporary exemption to the rules could be a slippery slope. “What happened to public engagement? There is nothing on the City of Kamloops website or the Let’s Talk website,” Park wrote. “How can council approve the report when there has been no engagement with local residents to find out how they feel about more commercial services in a park that is designated as a passive park?” Asked about concerns of commercializing the park, DeSantis said many communities with waterfronts and beaches have allowed businesses within those areas and have been successful for community and visitor enjoyment. She said unlike prior parkade and public market proposals, this proposal does not require building anything. “This is just testing it on existing and seeing where it goes,” she said. “This is the least impact, least risk for trying something like this.”


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Another year of pandemicrelated grad ceremonies In May 2020, Valleyview secondary grad Tayler Primus attended her individual ceremony with mom Kim. Pandemic-related restrictions mean another year of alternate grad ceremonies in the Kamloops-Thompson school district.

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Graduates in the KamloopsThompson school district will have more personal and less crowded commencement ceremonies this year, as piled-on restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic mean that traditional ceremonies and crowds can’t happen for the second consecutive year. But that doesn’t mean graduates won’t be recognized for their accomplishments. Last year, the district developed a plan that recognized students with members of their family. This year, there are more pandemicrelated restrictions, but schools are still rolling out the red carpet for their grads. At Sa-Hali secondary, for example, graduates will walk out in the school’s gym to a song of their choosing. A maximum of six guests can attend and students will have seven minutes to hear personalized messages from staff, receive certificates and awards on stage, sign the “wall of fame” mural and snap a

photo with guests and family. “It’s important for us to honour those students who have completed 13 years of schooling in public education,” school district assistant superintendent Bill Hamblett said. Events range from late May to early July. Kamloops’ largest schools will take multiple days to complete their ceremonies. South Kamloops secondary, for example, will begin its commencement events in Sagebrush Theatre on May 25, with additional dates on May 26, May 31, June 1 and June 2, running each day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Other schools will use their gymnasiums as venues. NorKam senior secondary will hold events from July 5 to July 9, while Sa-Hali secondary’s ceremonies will span three days, from June 28 to June 30. Westsyde secondary’s event will also span three days, from May 26 to May 28. Aboriginal graduation ceremonies will be held at the Henry Grube Education Centre from June 14 to June 18. A complete list of graduation ceremony dates is available on the school district’s website at sd73.bc.ca.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 - 8AM PDT The KCBIA proposes to elect new directors. Download the nomination form at downtownkamloops.com/about/AGM Please RSVP by Friday, May 21, 5PM These are unprecedented times and the AGM will be held in a virtual format. • 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 Fulton & Company LLP

Casey Helgason | Associate We are pleased to welcome Casey Helgason as an associate with our firm. Called to the bar on May 17, 2021, Casey first joined our administration team while completing her Bachelor of Arts, and then her Juris Doctor at TRU. Always pondering the most complex issues, Casey sincerely enjoys figuring out ways to improve the quality of other people’s lives, whether it be her family, friends or clients. Casey plans to focus her practice on government law, business and real estate transactions, and intellectual property law. Born and raised in Kamloops, Casey particularly enjoys seeing the community develop and is always looking for ways to grow connections. Away from the office, she is an avid gardener, a slowly improving golfer and a fantasy football enthusiast. Congratulations Casey, from all of us at Fulton!

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Yeah, but — crime victims need a voice

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While cleaning up after another burglary, the co-owner of the Jamaican Kitchen was advised by street thugs that they own the streets.

as society become so woke as to paint business owners victimized by crime as

the bad guys? It would seem so, based on a good number of social media comments from the crowd I refer to as the “yeah, but” community. That a business gets burglarized in Kamloops these days is not necessarily news, it being as commonplace as the sun rising and setting each day. But to have burglaries become a veritable epidemic and to have some of those committing the crimes boasting of their impunity is indeed newsworthy. We can find every day on social media channels posts by business owners lamenting the latest breakand enter and/or vandalism. From auto parts stores to restaurants to eyeglass firms to sporting goods outlets, images of shattered glass and lists of stolen goods permeate the web. These owners have been victimized and violated and must deal with this added stress, on top of trying like hell to stay afloat amid an economy-crushing pandemic. These business owners generally work longer hours than most, have less downtime than most and, unlike others, have their entire fiscal and emotional lives tied into their ventures. Yet their concerns — be it a damaging break-in or the constant harassment of some of those on the street via drug use, defecation, petty theft and the like — are dismissed by some online,

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MUSINGS the “yeah, but” crowd. “Yeah, the owner of that business had his door busted and money stolen, but what about the people living on the streets?” “Yeah, a broken window is a hassle, but it’s nothing compared to the pain suffered by those on the street.” We heard variations on those lines when we profiled Victoria Street West business owners who had reached the breaking point with crime and disorderly conduct. We heard those lines again last week when we spoke to the co-owner of the Jamaican Kitchen after yet another burglary. And those same lines were used once more when the North Shore Business Improvement Association published a blunt and welcome letter, pointing to the severe lack of accountability on the part of the justice system when dealing with offenders. Taking pains to note the social issue side of the streets — the addictions and trauma and mental-health afflictions — were not part of the letter, the NSBIA

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stated what we are all seeing. “We are in a state of siege in our city over the lack of accountability for vandalism, criminality and issues which erode our sense of safety,” the letter reads. “We no longer wish to see criminals released on their own recognizance, resulting in an inability to keep our cities safe and secure. We are formally stating what many in our community know: our Justice System appears to be significantly dysfunctional and not tuned to community order or safety.” Again, the NSBIA letter and this column address the criminal element that preys on businesses, residences and homeless people who need help. (But even if a business is targeted by a person with mental-health issues, does that negate the business owner’s concerns?) In the past few years, society has, thankfully, adopted a more empathetic response to those with addiction and mental-health issues.

It seems, though, that sentiment among some has swung even further, to the point where an explanation for criminal activity has become an excuse, a de facto justification — and damn anyone for having the temerity to suggest we have a serious problem. In Kamloops, the amount of work done on the social services file in recent years has been impressive, with countless housing projects, increased harm-reduction services and more and more outreach, among other services. A 10-bed youth substance-use treatment facility is on the way and we can use much more of the same for all ages. But the problem appears to be as bad as it ever was. The reality is we will always have a homeless population and we will always have, within that population, people with myriad issues who need help. Also within that population are criminals, the opportunistic lowest of the low who prey not only

on businesses and homes, but on those on the street who cannot defend themselves. These street-level criminals would be the ones who recently boasted to the owner of the Jamaican Kitchen that they “own these streets, so f--- off.” No, we cannot arrest our way out of the social problems plaguing our streets, but we can, with the help of a functioning justice system, arrest those who are creating havoc on our streets so proper attention can then be paid to those who truly need help. After all, as of May 2, Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is at just 57 per cent capacity, housing 105 inmates. Property crime will always be a petty crime to those not victimized. But it is anything but petty to the kid who saved her money for a year to buy that bike that was ripped off. It is anything but petty to that family whose stolen lawn ornament held an emotional connection to a dearly departed family member no money can replace. It is anything but petty to the family whose only vehicle was taken from the carport, leaving them stranded. To victims, so-called petty crimes are anything but — and it is time for the social justice warriors among us to realize that calling out street thugs does not equate to condemning all street people. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Robert W. Doull President Aberdeen Publishing Inc.

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A SALUTE TO OUR CAREFUL WITH GENTRIFICATION POLICE PROTECTORS Editor: I was pleased to see last week’s four-page coverage of National Nursing Week. It was a very appropriate acknowledgment as nurses continue to provide yeoman support during the ongoing pandemic. They have always played an unestimable role in serving our society. I was disappointed, however, that no coverage or acknowledgment was provided for last week’s National Police Week (May 9 to May 15). All the recent negative coverage elsewhere of police

Editor: I have lived on the North Shore for the majority of my 23 years. I’ve noticed little improvements officers and police procedures overlooks the good works done to things my neighbours and myself use and large improvements for by the majority of police officers, without whom we would people new to the North Shore. The Tranquille upgrades with new have anarchy in the streets. restaurants are nice and a welcome While we are quick to sight, but after reading an April edicriticize their training and tion of Kamloops This Week, I feel effectiveness, we are just as quick to cut their budgets and uneasy. Firstly, complaints directed toward place unreasonable judicial the homeless camps on the beach — I barriers in their way with our understand frustration from residents catch and release system for on Royal Avenue; however, these criminals. people have no place to go. I thank and salute all the Secondly, I’ve noticed a lot of great men and women who serve and protect us. condominiums rise up over the past Terry Kehler five years, but nothing for people Kamloops struggling with money issues, addictions or diseases who can’t afford

these new residences. Instead of extending the Rivers Trail, and creating a pier and taking away even more housing in our communities — as is suggested in the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan — we need to look for solutions to help the less fortunate in our community. I would like to thank Coun. Arjun Singh for standing up for the folks who can’t afford these new homes. Gentrification of the area is moving too fast for residents of the neighbourhoods to accommodate. I live near Schubert Drive and I’ve used its Rivers Trail most of my life. I’ve seen improvements to other parts of the North Shore and I’d love to see an upgrade on that path. It gets heavy foot traffic from neighbourhood residents and people from elsewhere in the city.

The roots of trees have thrashed the path over the years and, as the homeless population grows, the path needs more lighting. I enjoy going for walks, but at night it is quite dark along the path. I’d like to see improvements to things we already use in our neighbourhood, instead of another park or pier. Our neighbourhood has much to offer and it’s good to see people from other parts of the city enjoying what we have, but we can’t gentrify to the point of displacing residents of the North Shore. I just want the best for our community and I’m worried that some of the council members are only thinking of what’s best for them. Thank you for your time. Maia Smith Kamloops

KUDOS TO OUR NURSES TRUCKERS SHOULD NOT BYPASS SCALES Editor: During National Nursing Week (May 10 to May 16), I had to make use of their services in the emergency department at Royal Inland Hospital. I commend them for their

calm and kind, yet assertive, approach in dealing with disgruntled, disorderly and desperate patients. Thank you for your care. Charlotte Luetkehoelter Kamloops

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Fallen Snowbird’s memorial to be in new park Capt. Scott Boyd, the partner of the late Capt. Jennifer Casey, at Kamloops City Hall on Monday for the announcement of the Captain Jennifer Casey Memorial. KTW PHOTO

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An operation intended to inspire hope across the country turned tragic in Kamloops last year — and now the city hopes to offer healing. One year to the day a Snowbirds jet crashed, killing Capt. Jennifer Casey, the City of Kamloops unveiled plans for a memorial in her honour. During a press conference at city hall on Monday, alongside Casey’s loved ones, the city announced plans to construct Fulton Field Park on Tranquille Road between Airport Road and Aviation Way, which is near to where the Snowbirds departed from Kamloops Airport last year during Operation Inspiration, before a bird strike caused one jet to plummet into a Brocklehurst neighbourhood, killing Casey and injuring the pilot, Capt. Richard MacDougall.

Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian reflected on the crash and “cruel irony” of Casey’s death occurring during an initiative geared at inspiring hope across the country during a global pandemic, which he described as a tragedy laid upon another tragedy. “It’s our hope that the Fulton Field Park becomes a part of that healing process,” Christian said. “But also a place to celebrate. A place to celebrate a life that was SPONSORED CONTENT SPONSORED CONTENT

creative, certainly Canadian — in many ways, including being a Montreal Canadians fan, I understand, that sat very well with me — and a place to reflect on the intent of Operation Inspiration and the intent of lifting a nation up at a time when it needed lifting.” The park, currently in the design stage, will feature flower beds, pathways, benches, a history of Fulton Field and an artist tribute memorial in honour of Casey.

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I have recently started golfing. I am now thinking about quitting. If you haven’t seen the standup comedy bit by the late Robin Williams about golf, Google it. Williams says the reason they call it a “stroke” is because you bloody well feel like having a stroke after you swing the club. I was having an issue using hybrids, so I reached out to the best golfer I know and asked for some help. I am biased, of course, but my son is pretty fantastic at the sport and is now training to enter a long drive competition in the United States. I went to him with this one problem, and found out I had myriad other issues to deal with: I am too far away from the ball, I am trying to hit it too hard, I am using the wrong clubs, I am swinging too hard, I’m not keeping my eye on the ball, I am slicing, I am topping, I am shanking — and the list goes on and on. Unlike other sports, it’s really hard to shake it off and get back in the game. I realize this is also how some people feel about dating. They say they just want to give up

The park is estimated to cost $500,000 and won’t be constructed until 2023, due to work currently underway in the area by Trans Mountain to twin its pipeline and desire to align construction with planned road rehabilitation work on Tranquille Road. Capt. Scott Boyd, who was Casey’s partner and a member of the Snowbirds at the time of the crash, and who is currently based out of CFB Comox on Vancouver Island, was at Kamloops Airport when the crash occurred last yea. He returned to the city, alongside friends, to mark one year since the May 17, 2020, crash. Donning a hockey jersey with Casey’s and the No. 11, for Casey’s Snowbird — part of a memorial fundraiser in Casey’s honour by the Junior A Trenton Golden Hawks — Boyd described

Casey as a kind and genuine person who loved hockey, dogs and her community. Casey’s dog, Daenerys (named after the Dragon Queen in Game of Thrones), was also on hand. Boyd thanked the community for support in the past year. “This has been the longest year of my life, but it also feels like just yesterday,” Boyd said. A university friend, Dan McDonald, came from Calgary to mark the day. He remembers Casey as “always smiling” and proud of where she came from. “We didn’t know Captain Jennifer Casey,” McDonald said. “For us, she was Jenn.” “It’s tragic to lose a friend. Obviously, to lose one so publicly and to have to share that grief with the nation is, in a way, it’s nice, but it’s also been a very bizarre thing to go through so publicly. There’s been no negative comments. Everyone has been so generous and so positive and that’s really the only way to remember her.”

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it’s not just about finding what you are looking for, but realizing what you are not looking for. My son told me to stop worrying about all of my issues while golfing and focus on one or two and try to relax and enjoy the process. That’s also the advice I give clients for dating. Rather than focus on so many TARA items on your checklist, pick a TARA HOLMES couple of important ones and HOLMES Match Maker the rest might just take care of Match Maker EXTRAORDINAIRE themselves. EXTRAORDINAIRE (When we go to the grocery after a few bad dates. When I meet store, we don’t take a list of what with potential clients and they tell we don’t want to buy; we focus on me some of their online dating what we want to buy.) fiascos, they feel like they never Dating, like golf, can actually be want to go on another date again. fun if you take the pressure off. It’s how I feel about golf. Get to know someone and go for Some people put in so much a hike, a bike ride, a coffee, a walk effort and they say the last thing or a picnic. If you are really brave, they want is to repeat all that maybe even try a golf date. Good small talk and the same stories conversation and laughter come over and over again. This is easier when you are doing an exactly how I feel about teeing it activity together. up again as I figure it’s just going For any of you thinking about to slice, topple or shank. I was even told that to actually improve dating and wanting to find that perfect 10, contact me via email at at golf, I may have to get worse holmes@wheretheheartis.ca and I before I get better. This is the same as dating, too, as sometimes will show you my scorecard.

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Residents recall that tragic day in May 2020 Canadian Armed Forces investigators cut through the wreckage of the downed Snowbirds Tudor aircraft on May 17, 2020. KEITH ANDERSON PHOTO

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rocklehurst residents won’t soon forget the national tragedy that struck their sleepy neighbourhood one year ago this week On May 17, 2020, a Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor jet fell out of the sky over a residential area during the Canadian Forces 431 squadron’s cross-country Operation Inspiration tour to raise people’s spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The squad’s public affairs officer, Capt. Jennifer Casey, was killed in the crash, while pilot Capt. Richard MacDougall sustained serious injuries. Both occupants ejected, but neither the pilot nor the passenger had the requisite time for their parachutes to function as designed. The doomed jet came down

in the front yard of 2454 Glenview Ave., sparking a fire and damaging part of the home, with wreckage scattered over the street. No members of the public were hurt in the crash. Speaking to KTW on the anniversary of the crash, neighbours recalled the roar of an explosion, a mass of onlookers and emergency vehicles and the thought of how close the crash came to their own homes.

“It was pure hell,” Monika Abounasser said. “As a community, though, the neighbours rallied around each other.” Abounasser, who lives a few doors down and on the opposite side of the Glenview house, was taking a nap when she was awakened by a loud boom. “I think the hardest part for us was that where the flight path was, had it [the plane] dropped one second earlier, it would

have crashed into our house,” Abounasser said, noting her daughter was watching TV right where the plane could have fallen. MacDougall landed on the roof of 868 Schreiner St. — around the corner and just a few houses down from the crash site — while Casey is said to have ended up in the backyard of the same property. A year later, MacDougall remains in recovery, Snowbirds public affairs officer Capt. Gabriel Ferris told KTW in an email. “Like all medical questions, we can’t give more information on that,” Gabriel said, adding MacDougall is still with 431 Squadron and currently serving in a co-ordination/planning position for the airshow season. Sam Popoff, his wife Betty and their stepdaughter Elena Foster

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Despite her fears, Foster sprang into action and, with her son, grabbed a ladder that neighbours used to try to reach MacDougall, while her husband phoned 911. She’s saddened when looking back on that day and still gets nervous when she hears planes flying over her home. Popoff said he was in his home office when he heard a roar and explosion. He said he looked out his window to see black smoke from the Glenview Avenue home. He hopped onto his scooter and drove around the corner to see the home on fire, with fire trucks moving in shortly after. “I’ve got to hand it to our firemen and first responders — they were Johnny on the spot,” Popoff said. The home that struck by the jet remains under repairs one year later. Next door neighbours Pat and Maxine Hynes moved in about three weeks after the crash, having

closed the deal the day before the plane crashed next door to their future home. Maxine told KTW she feels sorry for the elderly couple who own 2454 Glenview Ave. as they haven’t been able to live in it since the crash. Pat expressed disbelief that their neighbours’ home hasn’t yet been repaired.

“To be without their home for a year, to be honest, it’s a disgrace,” he said. Michelle Piluk, who lives across the street from the Schreiner Street home, was sitting on her front porch when she saw the plane explode in front of her eyes. After the crash, she made meals and gave out drinks to Canadian

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The city will be erecting a memorial to Casey within the planned Fulton Field Park off Tranquille Road near where a makeshift memorial grew to the air force members last year. Capt. Scott Boyd, partner of the late Capt. Jennifer Casey, was in Kamloops for the announceABOVE: After the crash, Michelle Piluk ment on Monday and could be made meals and gave out drinks to seen making a stop outside the Canadian Forces members — something that earned her a medal from the Schreiner Street house in the afternoon. Minister of Defence. Residents KTW spoke with felt LEFT: The house at 2454 Glenview Ave. the city’s plans for a memorial in in Brocklehurst remains under repair the new park is a great way to pay one year after a Snowbirds jet crashed tribute to Casey. into it. The military investigation into MICHAEL POTESTIO PHOTOS/LJI the plane crash found the ingestion of a single, small bird into the Forces members — something engine of the aircraft following that earned her a medal from the take-off resulted in a compressor Minister of Defence. stall and a loss of thrust. “I didn’t know what to do that Upon loss of power, the pilot next morning, so my husband initiated a climb straight ahead said, ‘Let’s just cook,’” Piluk said. and turned back toward the airShe said she was shell-shocked port. During this manoeuvre, the after the crash, but began writaircraft entered into an aerodying poetry about what happened, namic stall and the pilot gave the which helped her cope. order to abandon the aircraft.


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Will KGHM sell its Ajax mine property? KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Reuters in Europe reported on May 13 that KGHM plans to sell its smaller mines outside Poland, including the Carlota copper mine in the United States. Whether this means KGHM will sell its Ajax mine property south of Kamloops remains to be seen. KTW has left messages with KGHM’s Ajax superintendent Michal Wypych and with Abacus Mining and Exploration Corp. president and CEO Paul Anderson and is awaiting return calls. Ajax is owned by Poland-based KGHM (80 per cent) and Vancouver-based Abacus Mining and Exploration Corp. (20 per cent). “We decided that the smaller mines do not fit in our portfolio. It seems that now is an ideal time to sell,” Pawel Gruza, KGHM’’s vice-president in charge of foreign assets, said in a news conference, as reported by Reuters. The company plans to reinvest the proceeds in its domestic operations in Poland. KGHM, among the world’s largest copper and silver producers, has mining operations in Europe, North America

and South America. With over 38 million tonnes of copper ore resources worldwide, is one of the world’s biggest copper and silver producers. The Polish government owns 32 per cent of KGHM. Although the Ajax mine application was rejected by the provincial government in 2017 and the federal government in 2018, KGHM and Abacus were, as of late last year, in the process or working on a new application and opened an office on Victoria Street in downtown Kamloops after hiring Wypych. In a Sept. 1, 2020, newsletter from Abacus to investors, Anderson said that as the Ajax superintendent, Wypych’s duties would initially be focused on First Nations, community and governmental engagement in order to advance the project toward resubmitting the application to government. The proposed open-pit copper and gold mine requires approval from both the provincial and federal governments to proceed. However, the provincial NDP government rejected the application in December 2017, while the federal Liberal government did likewise in the spring of 2018. At the time, provincial Environment

Minister George Heyman and Mines Minister Michelle Mungall said the open-pit mine would have significant adverse effects not outweighed by potential benefits. These included impacts to Indigenous heritage and traditional land uses, and to human health, air quality and grasslands eco-systems. Upon the initial rejection, KGHM and Abacus had the option of appealing the decision at the Supreme Court level, but the companies did not do that. Ajax split many Kamloops residents, some whom passionately opposed and others adamantly in support of the project. Local First Nations were and remain opposed to the proposed mine, with the Stk’emlupsemc Te Secwépemc Nation, which represents the Tk’emlups and Skeetchestn First Nations, citing the project’s impacts on Jacko Lake, which it considers an important cultural heritage site. In 2017, Kamloops council voted to oppose Ajax. Despite the stance, the city had reached an agreement in principle with KHGM with respect to a community benefits agreement, in which Kamloops was to receive $3.8 million annually from the company if Ajax was approved.

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Kamloops firefighter presumed drowned in Okanagan Lake BRIAN LANNON WAS DOING A RECREATIONAL DIVE WITH OTHERS ON MAY 15 WHEN HE DID NOT RESURFACE KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

A Kamloops firefighter is presumed drowned following a diving accident in Okanagan Lake on the weekend. The family of Brian Lannon, 53, has confirmed he was diving in the lake on May 15 and did not resurface. At about 2:50 p.m., emergency crews in West Kelowna rushed to Okanagan Lake on the east side of the W.R. Bennett Bridge in response to a 911 emergency call for a possible drowning incident. Police learned that a 52-year-old man was recreational diving in the waters of Okanagan Lake and did not resurface. Kelowna Fire Department, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team continued to search for Lannon, who was a captain with Kamloops Fire Rescue, with which he had served since 1994. “He was a much-loved husband, son, brother and uncle and a cherished

friend to many,” a statement from the family reads. Brian and his wife of 20 years, Jennifer Cook, were in Kelowna on Saturday for Brian to join his recreational dive partner and two Kelowna divers to do a dive from City Park. During their second dive of the day, Lannon became separated from his diving partner and the dive team lost contact with him. When it became apparent that he had not resurfaced, his dive team began searching with the assistance of some local boaters and called for emergency response. The search for has continued since then and has now become a recovery effort. “Brian’s family is very grateful for the efforts of the Kelowna RCMP and the RCMP’s dive team, Kelowna Fire Rescue and Central Okanagan Search and Rescue,” the family added in a statement. “They also wish to thank Kamloops Fire Rescue for the overwhelming support they have provided.”

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Suicide deaths decreased during pandemic KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

In response to concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of British Columbians, the BC Coroners Service has released preliminary data confirming there has been no increase in the number of lives lost to suicide since the pandemic was declared last year. In fact, during there were fewer suicide deaths during the pandemic year of 2020, compared to 2019. From April 2020 to February 2021, there were 534 confirmed deaths by suicide in the province, 12 per cent fewer than reported

between April 2019 and February 2020. A total of 609 deaths by suicide were reported in the 2020 calendar year, an average of approximately 51 such deaths per month. The BC Coroners Service said that figure is consistent with the number recorded in January and February 2021 (98 total deaths), and is a nine per cent decrease from the 652 deaths recorded in 2019. Four of the province’s five health authorities recorded fewer deaths between April 2020 and February 2021 than between April 2019 and

February 2020. Vancouver Coastal Health recorded three more such deaths (129, compared to 126) during the latter time frame. In Interior Health, there were

144 suicide deaths in 2019 and 132 deaths in 2020. Through the first two months of this year, there have been 20 such deaths in Interior Health.

The BC Coroners Service cautions that data for 2020 and 2021 require time to settle as final classification of suicide is not confirmed until the investigation is complete.

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Man found injured in downtown alley KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops Mounties are seeking witnesses after a man with serious injuries was found in a downtown alley on Tuesday morning (May 18). Const. Crystal Evelyn said police were called at 5:30 a.m. to an alley between the 200-blocks of Victoria and Seymour streets, where the man was found and taken to hospital. “It is unknown how long the

man had been there before he was discovered,” Evelyn said. Police are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area, or heard anything they think may be related, to call the RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-16194. Mounties are also interested in speaking with anyone who has security cameras capturing that portion of alleyway or the entry into the alleyway at Second or Third avenues.

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More spaces, but no spots free at child development centre JESSICA WALLACE

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The Kamloops Child Development Centre is in the midst of constructing a third building on its property — located across the street from McDonald Park on Holway Street in North Kamloops — and plans to add dozens of new child-care spaces. It is unclear at this time if those spaces will be included in the $10-a-day day-care program currently being prototyped on the property, as the centre is waiting to learn more information from the provincial government on that pilot project. Education director Helen Blair said the third building, which will accommodate the centre’s after-school program, is expected to be completed at the end of August. “It looks like a castle,” she said, noting children have also been captivated by machinery onsite to construct the building.

The Kamloops Child Development Centre is the site of further construction, adding a third building on its property.

“That’s just what the kids call it. They think it looks like a castle.” The centre currently has 121 spaces. The new building will allow for 41 new spaces, meaning the centre will have a total of 162 spaces by the fall. The centre received a grant to help fund the additional child-care spaces. The new building will allow the centre to expand space for after-schoolers (13 new spots), ages three to five (16 new spots) and infant/toddlers (12 new spots). While new openings are

pending, the centre already has a two-year-wait list from which it will be filling the spaces. Multiple phone calls and emails are received daily inquiring about day-care space, but the centre has capped the wait list at two years, so people are, unfortunately, currently being turned away. “There isn’t enough child care,” Blair said. “And I hope it’s [wait list] so long because we are a terrific centre. We’re a naturebased centre and we do have a pretty nice playground in the

back, which is built like a nature park. Our children spend most of their day outside.” Already a facility of innovation — equipped with that large natural outdoor playground and among the limited number of child-care centres chosen by the province to prototype $10-a-day day-care — the new third building is equipped with solar panels. Blair said the building will be run entirely by solar energy and may also produce enough power to run part of one of the

centre’s other buildings. Blair said the project began prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and some kinks have occurred in the construction process. Walls for the building were aboard a truck that collided with the Tranquille Road overpass across Fortune Drive, an incident that made headlines in April. New walls had to be constructed quickly. In addition, a stop work order on one of the older buildings being renovated has been issued, due to the presence of asbestos. Blair said the order was expected to be lifted this week. “Everything’s fine,” she said. “We had to get the guys to come in and clean, make sure everything’s safe and good. It should be finished by the end of the week (May 15). Half of the building’s opened, half of the building is closed for a short time. … It didn’t impact us too much because we’re an outdoor centre.”

How much can I draw from my portfolio? This is one of the most frequent questions we get from prospective retirees in our office. Choosing a suitable withdrawal or “burn rate“ from your portfolio can be the single most important factor affecting your nest egg. The right withdrawal rate can ensure your money lasts at least as long as you do. Lifespan, inflation and market returns are all beyond your control; however, your asset allocation and withdrawals are within our control. As you approach retirement, it is critical that your portfolio is adjusted for the income phase. Prior to retirement the focus was on accumulation. During the accumulation phase, poor returns early could be offset by greater returns at a later date, allowing the market to grow your retirement investments. Once retired, most require a constant withdrawal rate from their portfolio to fund their lifestyle. Typically, the 5-10 years on either end of your retirement date are known as the “retirement risk zone”, during which you are more sensitive to portfolio shocks. If a portfolio experiences a sharp decline combined with withdrawals, it can permanently impair your wealth and

retirement. We feel the best solution for the unpredictable nature of the stock market is: 1) Set aside a contingency 2) Build a diversified portfolio 3) Limit withdrawals

William Bergen a financial pioneer calculated that investors can safely withdrawal 4% from a balanced portfolio (60% stock + 40% bonds) in the first year and increase annually with inflation. Bergen's theory, also called the Safemax, has proven this 4% withdrawal rate was sustainable over every 30-year period since 1926. Source: Manulife Investment Management We often encourage investors to have one to three years' worth of needs set aside in low risk investments. For example, if you require $20,000 a year from your portfolio, there could be $60,000 set aside in bonds or Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs). In the event of a market downturn, the portfolio can be left to recover and the contingency can be used to maintain one’s lifestyle. Traditionally, asset allocation meant what percentage you have in equities (stocks) and income (bonds). An old guideline suggested portfolios should have one's age in bonds. For example: If you are 60 years old, then 60% should be in bonds versus if you are 40 years old, you could have 40% in bonds and the remainder in equities. These were merely quick guides that were developed when interest rates were much higher and didn't take into account any other personal circumstances.

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Kamloops man’s search for kidney goes mobile MICHAEL POTESTIO

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A Kamloops man in need of a kidney has taken his search on the road. Louis Vic Morin has chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to find a living donor, he and wife Colleen Bruce have added a decal to the back window of their black Mazda. It reads: “I need a kidney,” along with Morin’s B-positive blood type and contact phone numbers. “Vic’s been driving all over town trying to get the word out,” Bruce said with a laugh. The couple lives in Dallas and, as they drive around Kamloops, hope someone will see the message and make the phone call. Morin has a rare blood type, making the search for a living donor difficult, but Bruce said if someone wishes to donate a kidney to her husband, they are not required to have a matching

blood type. Canadian Blood Services offers the Kidney Paired Donation (KPD), a national organ sharing program that enters donors and their recipients into a secure database comparing medical information to identify pairs that might be able to exchange donors. Bruce said someone wishing to donate to her husband, but who doesn’t share his blood type, would add their donor kidney to a chain of pairings that could lead back to Morin. “Basically, you’re giving your kidney to a kidney bank and then Vic can take a kidney that matches him,” Bruce said. “That’s what we’re trying to get across to people, also. You don’t have to be a B-positive.” Bruce doesn’t have the same blood type as her husband and was hoping to undertake the exchange program, but her kidneys aren’t healthy enough. The idea for the car decal

came from former Kamloops Daily News sports writer Gregg Drinnan, whose wife is in the same kidney support group as Morin. Bruce began making inquiries about the decal about a month ago and got a response from Jason Foreman at Picket Fences in Kamloops, who installed the decal for free. Bruce said there has been plenty of positive feedback on the decal, but so far no one has made an inquiry on a kidney donation. “That doesn’t mean that person isn’t out there,” Bruce said. She said a doctor at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver told her that, given her husband’s blood type, he could be on the deceased donor waitlist for the next five years — time Morin doesn’t have. “Unfortunately, he’s at the stage right now where that’s not an option. His kidneys have shut down and, eventually, dialysis

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isn’t going to sustain him,” Bruce said, noting a living donor is the best option. Morin, who is 73, began his dialysis treatment in September 2019. About eight years ago, he was diagnosed with CKD. His kidney functioning numbers, known as a glomerular filtration rate (GFR), have seen a

rapid deterioration recently. A GFR score of 15 or less is considered kidney failure and Morin has gone from a 19 in March to below 10, requiring dialysis treatment. Currently, his GFR is at a three. Bruce said the past year has been hard on her husband, noting his energy level took a noticeable drop. “He used to be able to go outside and mow the lawn and do this and do that,” she said. “Well, now mowing the lawn is almost a full-day event. You don’t realize what your kidneys do for you until you have kidney disease. For more information on live kidney donation, contact the donor nurse co-ordinator at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver by calling 1-877-922-9822 or emailing donornurse@ providencehealth.bc.ca. For more information on the KPD program visit: bit.ly/3eZocAw.

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A man reported as missing in Kamloops on May 12 was found deceased the next day. On May 12, Kamloops Mounties had sought the public’s help in finding 21-yearold David Melanson, who was from Vernon, but had left the South Hills Tertiary Psychiatric Centre in Brocklehurst at about 1 a.m. on the day he was reported missing. Kamloops RCMP Const.

Crystal Evelyn said Tk’emlups Rural RCMP officers responded to a report of a body located in Kamloops Lake near Frederick Road at 1 p.m. on May 13. The body was confirmed as that of Melanson. The BC Coroners Service has been notified and is investigating. When contacted by KTW to ask how Melanson left the psychiatric centre and what type of investigation is underway,

Interior Health emailed the following statement: “We would like to send our deep condolences to the family — our thoughts are with them during this difficult time. Unfortunately, we cannot speak to specifics as RCMP and BC Coroner Services investigations are underway.” Anybody with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the Tk’emlups RCMP Detachment at 250-314-8000.

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Gaming branch gets Y Dream Home complaints JESSICA WALLACE

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The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch has received seven complaints in the wake of ticketing errors during this year’s Y Dream Home Lottery in Kamloops. The branch regulates gambling in the province, including the licensing of charitable gaming events, such as the annual Y Dream Home Lottery. This year, a ticket processing error led to about 170 people

who bought tickets online ending up empty-handed People who thought they had purchased tickets, having received confirmation and having had credit cards charged, did not receive tickets and were subsequently told they would receive a refund. By that time, the tickets had sold out, which frustrated locals who wanted a chance at winning this year’s Dream Home in Westsyde. A joint statement with Darelle Media Inc., the ticketprocessing company, on the Y

Dream Home Lottery Facebook page noted “unprecedented volumes and speed of transactions created an error in completing the purchase order and ticket assignment transaction …” KTW reached out to the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, which said it had received, as of May 14, complaints from seven individuals who were not able to successfully purchase tickets for the lottery. A branch representative said it is working with the Kamloops YMCA-YWCA and its gaming

services provider and “examining the circumstances around this event.” “The goal is to understand the cause and ensure that the process is fair and transparent,” the branch representative said. “This may include mitigation strategies for future events.” The representative said the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch was advised the lottery had an unprecedented number of purchases in a short time. Some residents have expressed concern that they

have not yet been refunded for the erroneous transactions. The branch representative, however, said the raffle service and payment provider are in the process of issuing refunds. It was a record-breaking year for the Y Dream Lottery, with all 18,000 lottery tickets and all 32,000 50/50 tickets selling out in 53 hours. The grand prize is a home in Westsyde valued at about $720,000. There are also hundreds of secondary prizes. Draw date is June 30.

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More ‘missing middle’ housing needed JESSICA WALLACE

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Less than a quarter of dwelling units developed in Kamloops in the past five years were within the so-called “missing middle.” The term is used to describe duplexes, townhomes and other types of housing that falls between apartments and singlefamily homes — housing that

is often more affordable than single-family homes In Kamloops, single-family home prices have skyrocketed of late, with the average selling price at $656,000 in April. Multi-family home prices also remain on the upswing, with the average selling price in April at $401,000. On Monday, the city’s development and sustainability committee received a report

on housing diversity. City planner Stephen Bentley told the committee the city issued building permits for 3,868 dwelling units between 2016 and 2020. Of those, 851 building permits were issued for manufactured homes, residential suites, duplexes and townhomes. Meanwhile, the bulk of building permits issued for new dwellings in the past five years have been apartment units, at

2,357. The city also issued 660 permits for single-family dwellings during that time. The city has been working to encourage diverse housing options. Recent past initiatives include providing land for affordable housing projects and loosening of rules around secondary suites. On Monday, North Shore business owner Mitchell Forgie cited to the committee parking

requirements as the “No. 1 issue” when it comes to housing development. He said Canada is among few countries that has regulated parking minimums, whereas dozens of countries have parking maximums. The city is currently undergoing revisions to its zoning bylaw, which will go to a council committee of the whole meeting this summer.

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Will B.C. boundary changes impact rural voters? JESSICA WALLACE

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Protections maintaining a certain number of ridings in the B.C. Interior may be lifted under electoral boundary reviews, which could hinder representation in rural British Columbia, according to Kamloops-South Thompson (BC Liberal) MLA Todd Stone. Every two elections, the Electoral Boundaries Commission reviews constituencies and provides recommended boundary changes. Legislation to launch that process, which includes a mandate for the commission, was introduced last week in advance of the next election, scheduled for October 2024. Stone said the legislation includes lifting protection of 17 ridings in the B.C. Interior, which he said is “bad news” for people living beyond Hope due to population decline in some areas, compared to population increases

in the Lower Mainland. With that, he said, is the potential for recommendation from the boundaries commission to merge ridings in areas with decreased population. “What we’re talking about here potentially happening is the merging of existing ridings into new ridings that will be larger in geographic size than many large European countries,” he said. Stone said representation by population is a fundamental democratic principle, but must be balanced by recognition of large geographic areas in British Columbia and the rights of people to have effective representation. He said if every riding was to have the same number of voters, a significant reduction in ridings and MLAs would come from outside of the Lower Mainland and those elected would be responsible for representing massive areas. Stone said constituents would need to drive 600 to 700 kilometres to see their MLAs. As a result, he added, issues important to rural

B.C. could fly under the radar. “You would have far fewer voices representing those issues and representing those people in rural areas,” Stone said. The commission’s mandate also allows the commission to come back with recommendations to increase the size of the legislature by up to six seats. Right now, there are 87 seats in the legislature. Stone said he understand that seats may need to be added in the Lower Mainland due to population growth, but added it is about “balance.” If there is a move to reduce the number of seats in Interior B.C., with larger ridings as a result, Stone said he and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar will push back. He said that while the commission is independent and chaired by a Supreme Court judge, and determination of ridings and boundaries is a non-partisan exercise, the mandate is up to the government. Protection of the ridings was put in place by the BC Liberals.

Asked if this could hurt this party due to the current urbanrural divide, Stone said pundits and columnists will make their cases about whether or not agendas are in play. “At the end of the day, what really matters is ensuring that every British Columbian has effective representation and that, to the best extent possible, the principle of representation by population is at the centre of the recommendations that the boundary commission moves forward with,” he said. Recommendations outlined in the proposed legislation will come back to the legislature to be debated. From there, the Electoral Boundaries Commission will hold hearings across the province to help inform the number or ridings and boundaries. Recommendations from that process will then go back to the legislature. Stone said he expects that will occur in the fall. WHAT ABOUT KAMLOOPS? Stone said that due to the num-

ber of people in the KamloopsSouth Thompson and KamloopsNorth Thompson ridings, he does not expect the number of ridings locally to change, though the boundaries could. “Because Kamloops has had pretty steady growth as the urban centre it is, I’m pretty confident that we will go into this boundaries commission process with two seats in Kamloops and we will come out of this process with two seats in Kamloops,” he said. DID YOU KNOW? • In 1991, multi-member electoral districts were eliminated and the number of seats in B.C. increased to 75 from 52. • In 1992, the voting age was lowered to 18 from 19. • In 1999, the number of seats increased to 79 from 75. • In 2008, the number of seats increased to 85 from 79. • In 2015, the number of seats increased to 87 from 85. • In 2021, electoral boundaries are under review.

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NOTARY PUBLIC Kamloops RCMP officers were honoured for their efforts in removing impaired drivers from streets. From left (back row) Const. Dan Eccleston, MADD’s Roxanne Engli, Const. Mike Scherpenisse; (middle) Const. Patrick Ellis and Const. David Bigcharles; (front) Cpl. Wayne Chung.

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Kamloops Mounties who took 156 impaired drivers off the road have been honoured. On April 27, Roxanne Engli, Kamloops community leader for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, attended the Kamloops RCMP Detachment to pay tribute to 13 police officers from the municipal and provincial traffic units who made it onto the 2019 Alexa’s Team. To maintain proper social distance, only a handful of officers attended the ceremony, which honoured their prepandemic efforts. “You represent the extraordinary efforts and commitment police have to reducing impaired driving, preventing deadly crashes, and keeping our roads safe,” Engli said during her presentation. Alexa’s Team is a program that recognizes RCMP and municipal police

officers in B.C. who demonstrate a commitment to reducing the number of impaired drivers on the roadways. The team was named after fouryear-old Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by an impaired driver as she was standing at the roadside feeding a horse in Delta in May 2008. “Good traffic cops and those who take impaired drivers off the road save more lives than any other unit,” Kamloops RCMP Supt. Syd Lecky said. “They’re very passionate about what they do. I hope it’s something they never get tired of because it means so much to us.” To be nominated for Alexa’s Team, police officers must have removed at least 12 drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol from the road in the previous calendar year through a Criminal Code investigation or the immediate roadside prohibition (IRP) administrative process, in

addition to issuing administrative driving prohibitions, IRP fails and IRP refusals. “We know that impaired drivers kill and injure the most people on the roadways,” Kamloops RCMP CPl. Wayne Chung said. “In memory of Alexa, it’s an inspi-

ration to remove these people from the roadway before their actions tragically impact the lives of others.” The 2019 Alexa Team Members recognized by Engli include: • Wayne Chung • Patrick Ellis • David Bigcharles

• Mike Scherpenisse • Dan Eccleston • Mark Richardson • Matt James • Paul Koester • Dawn Gillingham • Gordon Sauer • Cody Fisher • Scott Richards • Mark Blacklock

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Having done dental implants for over 20 years, I’m often faced with the dilemma, should you extract your teeth in favour of dental implants, or should you keep your teeth? While this question is subject to appropriate diagnosis and treatment planning, there are some rules that I’ve applied over the years that seem to be pretty consistent. 1. Those ads that you see about dental implants should be treated as advertising. The purpose of advertising is to bring you into the dental office. Many of the ads that you see extol the virtues of dental implants. I place dental implants every day, and for most, they are great. And for some, they are not. Just because you see an ad, don’t think that the only answer is dental implants. There are often other answers that are better. It is still the doctor, still the diagnosis, still the evaluation of you as a patient that precedes the determination of the treatment that is critical in determining what will work best for you. The dental implant doesn’t replace the doctor. It’s a tool that the doctor uses. The better trained the doctor, the better they can explain the virtues of dental implants vs. saving teeth vs a combination of the two. 2. Dental implants are subject to disease just as teeth are subject to disease. Dental implants will not decay, but dental implants are at the mercy of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease of an implant is called “peri implantitis.” While periodontal disease can be treated quite predictably in many cases, peri implantitis cannot. Those who have periodontal disease are also more prone to peri implantitis. Therefore, you should consult with a periodontist to see if your periodontal disease treatment may be a more predictable option for you than extracting the teeth and putting in dental implants. 3. If you are continuing to get more and more cavities, dental implants are a more predictable treatment in many cases. Once you get decay, particularly root decay, and it becomes a continuous battle to fill your teeth, then implants may be a more predictable treatment if major work is required. Teeth decay for a lot of reasons, but one of the main reasons is acid in the mouth. When a mouth is dry, it is acidic. There are about 500 medications that cause dry mouth. If you’re one of the many who take those medications, and your teeth are suffering as a result, then restoring the teeth may not be the best answer. Even if a tooth is restored, bacteria and acid can still get under the restoration, causing the decay problem once again. You must consider all the variables in both your dental health and your general health before recommendations are made to you. Take your time to see a good diagnostician. Get opinions from specialists who treat your problem. Get a second opinion if you’re not sure. The decision that you are making is a major decision. Make sure that you’ve thought through the entire problem with a dental specialist that you trust before making your decision on treatment.

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COMMUNITY BOOKING A BATTLE IN 2022 The search for next year’s books begins now. Twelve books will be chosen for reading in each of three levels of Battle of the Books, which then sees competitors asked questions about the tomes. Schools compete in zone contests, with the winners advancing to the district finals. Students can find the books in their schools and local libraries. Chapters bookstore stocks the entire selection of books each year for purchase.

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Twenty schools participated in this year’s Battle of the Books, the venerable Kamloops-Thompson school district competition among elementary campuses. After a second sudden death match, Summit elementary claimed

victory over an evenly matched McGowan Park team in the Grades 6/7 division. The Summit duo of Devin Cartwright and Erin Wall received the trophy to display in their school, after earning bragging rights. The Grades 3/4 battle was won by Arthur Stevenson’s Abigail Tremblay, Ben Bradbury and Slaine Davidson. Grade 5 winner was the

Dallas team of Milla Russo, Keira Hazelwood and Mya Oloresisimo. The program was founded in 1988 by Faith Bailey and seeks to promote reading and to broaden students’ interest in book genres. “The competition is a good way for children who may not be into school sports to find an outlet to compete in, to learn the love of reading,” Bailey said.



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2022 - 2026 PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTION Applications will be accepted from Non-Profit organizations and Places of Worship for permissive property tax exemption for the 5-year cycle of 2022–2026. Organizations and churches that own and occupy their property and meet the requirements stated in the Community Charter and Council Policy may qualify for a tax exemption. Application packages are available at the Revenue Division at City Hall 7 Victoria Street West and on the City’s website Kamloops.ca/Exemption. Completed applications for exemption must be received in the Revenue Division no later than June 30, 2021.

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This year, Bailey’s idea was to use Zoom for live competitions at both zone and district level competitions. “Sixty-four per cent of our schools participating in Battle share a librarian. A librarian has two schools. So, for the Zoom, how are they going to be at Arthur Stevenson and at their other school when it’s the same time?”

Applications may be submitted by: • EMAIL Go paperless! Use our new fillable PDF forms and submit your application to: PTE@kamloops.ca • MAIL Must be received by the due date. The postmark is not accepted as the date of payment. • DROP BOX Available 24 hours a day at City Hall and during facility hours at the Tournament Capital Centre and North Shore Community Policing Office. For further information, contact Marleah Plesko, Revenue and Taxation Supervisor, at 250-828-3459 or email PTE@kamloops.ca.

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The service includes pick-up and delivery of mail and related activities and requires the Contractor to provide the necessary drivers and cargo vans. More explicit details can be found in the RFP’s Schedule “A”. Please reach out to the below contact to obtain the full RFP documentation. Contracting Authority: CANADA POST CORPORATION SOURCING MANAGEMENT Attention: Emma Demers emma.demers@canadapost.ca Interested Proposers must complete and submit the RFP in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth within the RFP package. RFP closing date and time is July 9th, 2021 at 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time (PST).


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Bailey realized the competition could not happen with Zoom, so every teacher-librarian and, at times, teachers, had to run their own zone and district battles with the same questions, then send in their results. The process definitely took longer to complete this year. “Battle was totally different this year compared to past years,” Summit teacher-librarian David Lam said, having hosted zone competitions three times in the past. “Not having the teams together felt very different. Doing it by ourselves, it wasn’t as fun as it was the past. Having seen all the teams excited, coming in with their banners representing each school, was so exciting. This year we couldn’t have that, obviously.” This year’s Grades 3/4 and Grades 5 winners were decided without any need for

Summit to decide the winner once and for all. In the end, the Summit squad emerged victorious. Student survey results are in from this year, showing which books each grade level enjoyed reading the most.

Battle of the Books founder Faith Bailey hands out trophies at the 2018 event. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

sudden death playoff. Not so for the Grades 6/7 teams. A tie between McGowan Park and Summit went to a sudden death match, which ended in a

tie — forcing yet another sudden death match. Bailey was quick to come up with another dozen questions about books read to put to regular rivals McGowan Park and

FANTASY GENRE A BIG HIT WITH GRADES 3/4 • Upside Down Magic, by Sarah Mlynowski, introduces a brave and resourceful, nineyear-old Nory Horace who likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she’s able to transform into many different animals. • Wild Robot, by Peter Brown, also took hold of the primary imaginations. It’s about a shipwrecked robot that learns to survive by observing and befriending the animals native to her new island. MODERN-REALISTIC FICTION FOR GRADE 5 READERS • Mt. Terupt by Rob Buyea takes readers into a fifth-grade

classroom in Connecticut, addressing themes of bullying, divorce, teen pregnancy, moral prejudice, special needs, death and guilt. • Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper focuses on the experiences of Melody, who has cerebral palsy, giving readers first-hand insight into Melody’s experiences. MODERN-REALISTIC FICTION FOR GRADES 6/7, TOO • The Ant and the Eagle by Alex Lyttle tells the story of Calvin Sinclair, 11, whose brother dies from cancer. The author is a pediatrician, basing the novel on personal experiences. • Fish In A Tree by Lynda Hunt is about sixth-grader, Ally Nickerson, who misbehaves in school to hide the fact she struggles with reading and writing. Since her dad is in the military, she has moved from school to school, which has helped her keep her secret.

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

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f you’re not familiar with the Music Collective, chances are you know one of its programs, the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music (KISSM). Each July since 1978, this popular three-week music camp has been inspiring young people to follow their passion for music and the arts. KISSM has expanded to become the Kamloops Music Collective (KMC) -- a registered charity that provides year-round opportunities for young musicians to learn, play and perform, under the mentorship of local teachers and performers. The KMC’s vision is to offer music programs and opportunities to Kamloops children and youth regardless of their economic situation, and to enrich the

The Kamloops Music Collective believes music culture in the city of Kamloops. In addition to KISSM, other programs the that finances should never prevent a child KMC offers include Set the Stage from participating in the arts. “Our daughter -- a spring break performing arts When the pandemic hit, the came away from program -- and Whole Note. organization really had to pivot. Whole Note provides restricted- the program having Unable to offer classes in person, they gained a great deal began offering online classes for the income youth with a wide range of confidence, and a of musical experiences. The whole new set of skills. first time, including wildly popular program’s goals are to empower She made some new online musical theatre classes and youth through music by offering an online family ukulele program! friends, and she is already talking about free private lessons, mentorship, Though the pandemic has postponed admission to the Kamloops Interior going back next year. KISSM for a second year, the KMC The whole experience is offering in-person sessions for Summer School of Music and was fantastic!” kids of all ages this summer. other performance opportunities. Generous community Let’s keep Kamloops creative! Register partners and sponsors make it happen. your child in a Kamloops Music Collective

Are you an arts, heritage or recreation organization that has made changes in response to COVID-19? We are looking for stories to share about charities and non-profit organizations that make our community special and are implementing new or innovative solutions to navigate this crisis. We also want to direct people to donate to your organization. Go to keepkamloops.ca to learn more.

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Low-income spay/neuter pilot program on way KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre and Spay-Neuter Clinic in Kamloops is launching a low-income spay/neuter pilot-program to address cat overpopulation in the city. Ashley Fontaine, the agency’s

community engagement manager, said the Kamloops SPCA branch has been seeing the highest intake of cats and kittens amongst the BC SPCA locations for the past several years, noting a significant percentage of cats coming into care are less than a year old.

The BC SPCA undertook a community assessment in 2019 on how to best address the issue of cat overpopulation. As a result, a multi-faceted approach has been developed, including education, community engagement and increased spaying and neutering for both

owned and unowned cats. The BC SPCA Kamloops Spay Neuter Clinic will be prioritizing appointments for this program over the coming months to ensure they can meet the needs of the community. In addition to receiving a free spay/neuter surgery, cats will

receive primary vaccines and be microchipped. Those having cats fixed will receive a oneyear registration to the BC Pet Registry. For more information, call 1-855-622-7722, option 6. Applications are online at spca.bc.ca/kamspayneuter.

MEMORIES & MILESTONES MEMORIES & MILESTONES Happy 60th Anniversary Peter and Doris Hayes

Peter and Doris met in St. Sylvestre, Quebec while they were both in the RCAF. They were married in Calgary on 12th May 1961, Doris’s home town. Peter was born in Alwoodley Leeds Yorkshire and came to Canada in 1957. They have five children, one girl Katherine in Vancouver, four boys, David in Vancouver, Patrick in Banff, Douglas in Richmond and Kenneth in Victoria. They moved to Kamloops in 1985 and reside in Rayleigh.

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Happy 60th Anniversary Vic & Dorene Radmacher! Married May 20th, 1961 in Clearwater, BC

Congratulations to you both as you celebrate 60 Years together! You have provided us with so many wonderful memories with so much love and guidance. You are truly an inspiration to us all! All our love Curtis, Sandra, Brian, Heidi, Vaughn, Sherry, Merv, Nicole, Connor, Derek, Nick, Jayde, Tyler, Keely, Kade & Koen.

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Congratulations on your 90th Birthday

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May 22, 2021 May you be blessed with many more. Love Helen, Laureen and Dave, Tim, Donald & Rachelle, Laura & Ken, George, Donna.

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EYE ON COMMUNITY Share It Forward with Save-On THROUGH JUNE 4 Nominations are open for KTW’s annual Community Leader Awards. Submissions should be approximately 250 words and include information such as length of time nominee has spent in the community, specific examples of the work and/or contributions nominee has made and nominee’s community associations and memberships. Please provide references of other individuals who may be able to provide further support on the nominee’s behalf. Deadline for nominations is Friday, June 4. Nomination categories are Coach, Community Builder, Volunteer, Youth Volunteer, Mentor, Courage, Fresh Impact and Environmental Leader. The specifics on each category is online at kamloopsthisweek.com/leader-awards, where nominations can be submitted. HELP THE HOSPICE The Kamloops Hospice Association has launched raffle and 50/50 draw to raise money for the organization, which operates the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Sahali. The raffle is for a Chevy Bolt electric car that has a 60-kWh battery with a range of 383 kilometres. The vehicle is valued at $28,000. Car raffle tickets are $10 each, with a threeticket pack for $25 an eight-ticket pack for $50. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are $10 each, with a five-ticket pack for $25. There are 12,800 car raffle tickets and 16,000 50/50 raffle tickets for sale Ticket sales close on July 5 at 5 p.m., with the draw scheduled to take place on July 6 at 10 a.m. For more information, and to buy tickets, go online to kamloopshospice.rafflenexus.com.

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PAYING IT FORWARD TO THE PARK: BC Wildlife Park general manager and executive director Glenn Grant (left) and facilities supervisor Jorrit Koedooder (far right) receive a $20,000 donation from Kamloops Ford Lincoln general manager Craig Brown (second from left) and marketing co-ordinator Kayla Webster. Kamloops Ford Lincoln chose the wildlife park to be the recipient of its recent Pay It Forward fundraising efforts, in which KFL puts $100 from each vehicle sold into the Pay It Forward fund. Every month or so, the local dealership chooses a local charity to make a donation. MAKING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS EASIER: Ebus operations manager Glen Desjardine (left) joins Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar, Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone and Thompson Valley Charters co-owners Roger Nadeau and Ian Nadeau to officially launch the Kamloops to Edmonton service, with points in between. Service will begin on Thursday, May 20. A bus will leave Kamloops on Mondays, return on Tuesdays, leave on Thursdays and return on Fridays.

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

Deadline for nominations: Friday, June 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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elcome to the weekly Kamloops Art Page. With the COVID-19 pandemic upending society — socially and economically and dominating news for the foreseeable future — we understand pandemic fatigue can set in for even the most ardent followers of current events. While continuing to cover all pandemic and non-pandemicrelated news, KTW has also worked hard at featuring

Norah Nowikci, finalist, Grade 8

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@kamloops thisweek.com if you have any questions or suggestions relating to this page.

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY PHOTO CONTEST St. Ann’s Academy is a Catholic school under the administration of Catholic Independent Schools of Kamloops school board. It is co-educational, offering academic, fine arts and business programs, as well as athletic, performing arts and other extracurricular programs for students from Grades K to 12.

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

Bex Walton, finalist, Grade 10

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he Old Testament Book of Ruth is a tremendous account of a young lady who, feeling her unworthiness, was compelled to ask the above question. The historical setting is the early 1300s BC. Israelites had been delivered from Egypt, wandered through the wilderness for 40 years, been led into the promised land through Joshua, never really took over the land fully and now was in a period called the time of the judges. There was no king in Israel and, for the most part, Israel is going through cycles of obedience to God, then departure from God, then discipline from God and then deliverance from their difficulties and back to a measure of following God’s ways. Israel would depart again from God and repeat the same cycle. God sent different judges — or you could call them deliverers — at the times when Israel needed God’s help.

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Israel and it seems a strange place for an Israelite to go, but they went anyway. The two sons fell in love with Moabite ladies and were both married. At some point, Naomi’s husband dies, followed by the two sons. Naomi and her two daughters-in-law are heartbroken and needing comfort and strength to go on. The whole time in Moab was at least 10 years. News eventually came to Naomi that the famine in Bethlehem was over and there was God’s blessing of bread again in the land. Naomi longed to go back to Bethlehem, so she and her two daughter-in-law, Orpah and Ruth, left on their journey. On the way, Naomi spoke with her two daughters-in-law about coming to Bethlehem with her. Orpah eventually went back to Moab, but Ruth would not return and so she continued with Naomi and the two of them eventually came to Bethlehem. When they came to Bethlehem, we read that all in the city were moved about them and said, “Is this Naomi?”

Naomi’s name means pleasant, but Naomi said, “Call me not Naomi, call me Mara,” which means bitter. Naomi said: “For the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full and the Lord has brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord has testified against me and the Almighty has afflicted me?” So, there was Naomi and Ruth in great need of help from the Lord and strength to go on. Ruth started to glean in the fields to supply the two women with food. There was a man named Boaz who had fields of barley that were ripe and the harvest was underway. It just so happened that Ruth found herself gleaning in Boaz’s fields of barley. Boaz came from Bethlehem to oversee the harvest and he saw Ruth and inquired about her. He was informed she was the daughter-in-law of Naomi. The rest is history and there is not room in this column to cover it all, but Boaz shows great kindness to Ruth — and Naomi and helps them. Boaz was a man who walked

with God and, at one point, Ruth asked the question of Boaz: “Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou should take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?” Eventually, Boaz and Ruth were married and the former property of Elimelech and Naomi was restored to the family name. Boaz and Ruth had a son, whom they named Obed, who is in the genealogy of the Lord Jesus and the grace of God is magnified by this story in the Book of Ruth. I close this column with just one verse from the Bible: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9). John Eggers is an elder in the assembly that meets in Westsyde Gospel Hall in Kamloops. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and include a headshot of the author, along with a short bio. Send it via email to editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com.

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A charity representing the Jehovah’s Witnesses claims that a B.C. privacy law violates religious freedoms and is seeking to have the legislation struck down as unconstitutional. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada, a charity that represents the Jehovah’s Witnesses Christian denomination in Canada, filed a lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court after two former congregants lodged complaints with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia. The former congregants, one in Grand Forks and one in Coldstream, had repudiated the Jehovah’s Witnesses and had contacted the privacy commissioner after the congregations in the small communities had denied them access to personal information. When they had withdrawn as Jehovah’s Witnesses, the congrega-

tions had set up committees of three elders to provide the former congregants with any possible spiritual assistance and otherwise confirm their decisions to repudiate. The committees each created a “confidential religious summary” of the matters and securely stored them in the local Kingdom Hall used by the congregations. The congregations refused to release the documents to the former congregants. In the case of one former congregant, the privacy commissioner appointed an investigator and in January a decision was made to proceed to an inquiry, although the inquiry has not yet commenced. In the other case, an investigator has not yet been appointed, but a lawyer for the charity said in an interview Tuesday that there should be no inquiries in either case. “Our position is we shouldn’t go there,” said Jayden MacEwan. “This is really the government interfering with religious practice. “The big issue is the law itself

is unconstitutional because there’s absolutely no exemption for religious practice, for religious ministers, for non-profit religious organizations that are not doing any type of commercial activity.” The Personal Information Protection Act, which received assent in 2003, requires private sector organizations in B.C. to follow certain rules to protect the privacy rights of individuals in the process of collecting, using, holding or disclosing personal information. The law gives an individual a right to request access to their personal information in the possession of an organization and aims to balance the rights of those individuals with the reasonable needs of the organization. MacEwan said it’s the position of the Jehovah’s Witnesses that the documents being sought are the religious minister’s personal information. The attorney-general’s ministry said in an email that it has received the lawsuit and is considering its response.


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love chasing wild fish. I say chasing instead of catching because there is a difference, as I discovered this past weekend on a flyfishing trip for rainbow trout on the Thompson River. Chasing fish means being out there in the places one expects to find fish, equipped with the gear required to catch them. Catching fish means, well, what it sounds like, and despite a great deal of chasing on Saturday, I didn’t do much catching. That is how it so often goes for me when I’m chasing wild fish. I get skunked far more often on rivers than I do on lakes. Weirdly, it’s part of the charm. Every trip on the Thompson or any of the other rivers we can fish in our area always comes with question marks. Will we find the fish? Will we catch them? What will we learn? What kind of experience will it be? I define wild fish as any fish that was not conceived in a hatchery technician’s bucket nor spent any part of its life in a hatchery of any kind. Wild fish are different to me for no other reason than I know they were born in the environments they occupy and are engaged in life cycles as natural as they come. Trout in the Thompson have been there for as long as the Thompson has flowed. Most of our local lakes, on the other hand, are stocked. The trout in them are not wild fish. I’m not critical of the fish in those lakes.

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NARRATIVE B.C.’s hatchery program is world-class. The success of our local stillwater sport fisheries is the result of that program. I am happy to know that my angling licence fees support the provincial hatchery program and I plan to buy a licence every year even if I can’t fish, just because I know it supports the program. And I fish a lot of lakes every year, as well. The rainbows in our lakes grow stout, fight hard and feed as naturally as one would expect. They eat insects and other natural food sources. You don’t catch them with feed pellets. The parents of the fish released by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. are most often wild fish. Our province’s program collects eggs and milt for the hatcheries from wild sources. These fish are not generational hatchery fish. They are nearly as wild as their parents. The truth is, it’s not so much the wildness of the fish I crave —

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it’s the places themselves, where one goes to catch wild fish that pulls me in. In our area, we find wild fish mostly in rivers, and our rivers are spectacular places to spend a day. They have carved channels through landscape and bedrock on a journey to the ocean, draining vast parts of the Interior of winter snow. They are the veins and lifeblood of our province. It is hard to describe the aweinspiring power rivers possess. You feel it as soon as you take your first wading steps. The current pushes hard on your legs and threatens continually to take you for a wet ride if you don’t keep your balance. You need to stay sharp in a river.

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It’s not just big rivers that pose a risk. Even smaller rivers have their unique character. The Adams River, for example, seems small in comparison to the Thompson, but the water rips through it at a murderous pace. There are log jams and deadfalls on every corner, and anglers who wade it must know a slip could put them in serious trouble. The trout there gather in the fall to feed on salmon eggs and the flesh of the dying adults. Figuring out its cycles, secrets and timing is always fascinating. Most anglers who have fished for more than a few years will tell you they crave the overall experience around angling as much as catching fish. We yearn for so much more

than that fleeting tug on the line, as central as that is to the activity. For me, the places we go to find our quarry are as important as the catching, which means chasing truly wild fish will continue to be one of my most desired pursuits because they are only found in specific places. Connecting with nature in locations as inspiring as a river canyon is as good as it gets. Robert Koopmans is an avid angler and hunter who spends as much time as possible in B.C.’s wild places. He also hosts the Hunting & Fishing British Columbia podcast (find it on Apple Podcasts or wherever you find your podcasts). To share a thought, send an email to info@theoutdoornarrative.com

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The Kamloops Blazers are back-to-back B.C. Division champions. General manager Matt Bardsley said his club has what it takes to three-peat next season.

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General manager Matt Bardsley is confident his Kamloops Blazers can win a third consecutive B.C. Division title. “I believe we can, for sure, 100 per cent,” Bardsley said. “We’re really happy with our group and staff, and to win back-to-back B.C. Division championships has created a bit of a culture with the group.” The Blazers razed through the truncated 2021 Western Hockey League pandemic season, posting an 18-4 record despite injuries to several top players and the departure of top prospect Logan Stankoven, who played six games before leaving to help Canada win gold at the Under-18 World Hockey Championship in Texas. We are the Champions and Simply the Best rang hollow in cavernous Sandman Centre as the Blazers hoisted the division championship trophy in front of empty seats on the final night of the season on May 12. And, for the second consecutive year, a team built for a deep playoff run did not get the chance to experience post-season hockey, robbed of earned moments by COVID-19. “I mean, it’s sad,” Blazers’ majority owner Tom Gaglardi told KTW. “It’s really frustrating that finally it’s our turn and we’ve got a team that’s capable of making it to the Memorial Cup and we don’t get the chance. But I’ve said it before, it is what is it. It’s a global pandemic. People have lost liveli-

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THE FORWARDS Stankoven is unquestionably the biggest ticket up front, the hometown wunderkind who bagged seven goals in six games of WHL action before notching the game-winning marker for Canada in a 5-3 triumph over Russia in the U18 world championship gold-medal game. What type of magic will he produce in his 18-year-old season? Human beings starved of group-setting electricity can’t wait to find out. Gaglardi said the WHL may consider starting the 2021-2022 season later than normal in the fall if it means fans are allowed into buildings. Stankoven, a potential Round 1 pick in this year’s NHL

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The makeup of the lineup could change if the Blazers ink Grayden Slipec, the club’s 27th overall pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. Some scouts touted Slipec, a 15-year-old forward from Surrey, as a top-10 talent in that draft, but his indecision on the WHL route saw him fall to Kamloops in Round 2. “You always want what you consider your top players,” Bardsley said. “We feel he’s a very good player and we’d love to see him in Kamloops. We’re still going to be having conversations with him and his family to see where they’re at.” Luke Korte, a 15-yearold forward from Saskatoon, signed with the Blazers in July and will show up to training

camp looking to make an impression. A life-altering injury to 19-year-old forward Kyrell Sopotyk, who was paralyzed in a snowboarding accident in January near Saskatoon, devastated the Blazers’ organization. Onyebuchi, Centazzo and Zary held Sopotyk’s jersey front and centre during the team’s picture with the division championship trophy. “Beyond thankful to be a part of this tremendous organization full of great teammates and staff,” Sopotyk tweeted. “Congrats on winning the B.C. Division. Wish I was there to celebrate with you guys.”

THE DEFENCEMEN The back end needs shoring up in the offseason. Bardsley will likely look to add veteran presence on a blue line that is losing stalwarts Onyebuchi, Strange and Baragano. Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick Quinn Schmiemann, likely to return for his 20-year-old swan song, will be the backbone of the unit that includes several promising prospects. “We do have real good players returning,” Clouston said. “When you graduate three of your top guys, there is always a concern. That’s just junior hockey. There is always turnover.” Mats Lindgren, who will be 17 next season, showed in 2021 why Bardsley took a risk in

2019 by drafting the University of Michigancommitted D-man seventh overall. The smooth-skating, elusive North Vancouverite sits with Schmiemann atop the Blazers’ defensive depth chart. Ethan Brandwood, 18, Logan Bairos, 17, and Kaden Hammell, 15, round out the returnees. “Overall, we still have some experience there,” Bardsley said. “I feel good about that and with the minutes they played and what they were able to accomplish.” Bardsley is likely to have two vacant 20-yearold spots, along with two picks this summer in the CHL Import Draft. “Matt has a plan,” Clouston said. “There has already been some deals in the off-season. Those things will be looked at.”

Defenceman Ryan Michael, the Langley product the Blazers nabbed in Round 3 of the 2020 bantam draft, signed with the club in August. THE GOALIES Dylan Garand is the man between the pipes for one more season. The New York Rangers’ draft pick is among the top junior netminders in the country and is a good bet to start for Team Canada this winter at the World Junior Hockey Championship. His absence in December and January will open the door for Dylan Ernst, whom the Blazers have been grooming to be the third consecutive Dylan to carry the torch beginning in 2022-2023, when Garand is expected to begin his pro career.

Dylan Ferguson was No. 1 in Kamloops prior to Garand. “There is going to be an opportunity there for a stretch where Dylan Ernst will be the guy,” Bardsley said. “We want him to come in and challenge and push Dylan Garand. “We saw good progress with Ernst throughout the year and there are things he knows he has to continue to work on.” Ernst, 17, played in four games in 2021, posting a 3.00 goals-against average, .872 save percentage and 3-1 record. “I saw lots of raw talent, lots of promise, a ton of potential and, just like the other positions we talked about, it’s getting yourself ready to take the next step,” Clouston said. “He’s going to get games. He’ll have his opportunity to shine.”

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Catharine Pendrel is one of two Canadian riders who have satisfied Cycling Canada criteria for cracking the Team Canada roster for the postponed 2020 Olympic Summer Games, which are scheduled to run this year in Tokyo, from July 23 to Aug. 8. The 40-year-old Kamloopsian placed 23rd in the women’s elite crosscountry World Cup event on Sunday in Nova Mesto, Czech Republic, in her second race since giving birth on Jan. 26. Pendrel could have lost her spot on the Olympic team if another Canadian reached the podium on Sunday, but that did not happen. “By criteria, yes (she has qualified for Tokyo),” Pendrel wrote on Sunday in an email to KTW. “There could always be an appeal. However, as

SEAN JENKINS PHOTO Catharine Pendrel looks poised to become a four-time Olympian.

I was the second highest Canadian women’s result this year, I don’t believe my spot will be contested.” Emily Batty of Brooklin, Ont., was the top Canadian, placing 17th overall. The World Cup event in the Czech Republic was the final Olympic qualifier. Haley Smith of Uxbridge, Ont., is the other Canadian

rider who has satisfied criteria to compete for Canada in Tokyo. Pendrel is aiming to compete in her fourth Olympic Games. Pendrel returned to racing last weekend at the World Cup event in Albstadt, Germany, finishing 52nd in the women’s crosscountry Olympic race on May 9 and 34th in the short

track event on May 7. She opted out of the short-track event this past Friday in Nova Mesto and the strategy appeared to pay off on Sunday, with Pendrel placing 29 spots better than last weekend. “I think last week the heat race day and late travel really impacted my performance, so happy I was able to put together a good race this weekend,” Pendrel said. Loana Lecomte of France earned her second straight World Cup victory, posting a time of one hour, 25 minutes and 13 seconds, finishing six minutes and 47 seconds ahead of Pendrel. Jenn Jackson of Barrie, Ont., placed 26th to secure the best World Cup finish of her career. Jackson, 26, moved to Kamloops last spring to train with Pendrel and coach Keith Wilson, who is Pendrel’s husband.

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fter the gold rush to Tranquille River, several settlers came to the area. Anable Saint Germain pre-empted land on the west side of the river at its mouth in 1867, but he was possibly prospecting there as early as 1858. Thomas Duxbury followed and pre-empted 160 acres (65 hecatres) on the east side of the river, also in 1867. Then Charles Thomas Cooney arrived. He was born in Ireland, drawn west by the Cariboo Gold Rush with a party of Overlanders four years before the most famous party of Overlanders of 1862. Cooney passed through Kamloops near the end of 1858 and spent the winter at Lytton. He became a packer and travelled regularly with the mail from Kamloops to Yale and north to the Cariboo. In 1867, he married Elizabeth (Betsy) Allard, an Aboriginal daughter of a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trader, and they made their home near the post at Kamloops, then on the south shore. In 1867, the Cooneys preempted land on the east side of the Tranquille River and the following year purchased the adjoining claim of Thomas Duxbury, as well as that of Saint Germain on the west side. Charles became a farmer growing potatoes and wheat, which he sold to the HBC. The Cooneys were the first in the district to grow fruit on a large scale, including apples, plums and pears. By 1886, they were shipping apples to Eastern Canada. They also raised a large herd of cattle and had a 99-year lease between Tranquille and Copper Creek.

William Fortune, born in Yorkshire, England, in 1835, was one of the famous group of 1862 Overlanders, with the Schubert family, who came down the North Thomson River. Fortune became a trusted employee of the HBC. After his employment with the company, he worked as a packer and preempted 160 acres on the west side of the Thompson River, about a mile above the Tranquille River, adding another 160 acres in 1869, one mile from the Tranquille River on the east end of Kamloops Lake, bounded on the east by the HBC claim on that side of the river. James McIntosh, another prominent settler, also pre-empted 160 acres in 1868 on Kamloops Lake, a short distance above the mouth of Tranquille River. That year, he built a sawmill, later converted to a flourmill, powered by an overshot waterwheel, and Fortune became a partner. Jane McWha, born in Ireland in 1838, likely met William in Lytton, where she had located with her

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older brothers in the 1860s. Jane and William married in 1869 and first lived in a cabin at Tranquille, a short distance from McIntosh’s mill. In 1870, McIntosh left the partnership and moved into Kamloops. Fortune bought his land and mill, which operated until 1890. The Fortunes eventually owned about 400 acres of irrigated land and had an orchard of about 10 acres producing excellent fruit. They also had a leasehold of several thousand acres in the Lac du Bois area for their cattle. They sold the ranch in 1888 to the Troup brothers, who built an 18-room mansion alongside the original Fortune house, but the Fortunes, who had moved to Kamloops, repossessed the property in 1892. Both the Cooneys and Fortunes took in boarders with tuberculosis. The Fortune home was eventually purchased by the B.C. Tuberculosis Society in 1907 for a sanatorium, a two-storey building 60 feet long by 40 feet wide with a wide veranda.

The Fortunes moved again to Kamloops. Charles Cooney died in 1917 at age 85. Betsy continued to manage the ranch until 1922, when she sold the estate to the provincial government as the Sanatorium Farm. She died at the age of 96 in 1942 and is buried with her husband at Tranquille. They had 10 children. William Fortune died in 1914 at 80 years of age. Jane passed away in 1918. They are buried at Pleasant Street Cemetery in South Kamloops (Sagebrush). They were childless. Ken Favrholdt is a freelance writer, historical geographer and former curator-archivist of the Kamloops Museum and Archives.

ABOVE LEFT: The Tranquille home of William and Jane Fortune as it appeared in 1892, one year before the incorporation of the City of Kamloops. The photo was taken by Edward C.H. Thomas and is part of the Edward C.H. Thomas photograph collection at the Kamloops Museum and Archives. COURTESY KMA # 747 ABOVE: This portrait of Jane and William Fortune was taken in the 1890s. The photo is part of the G.D. Brown Jr. collection at the Kamloops Museum and Archives. COURTESY KMA 248

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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.$549,900

8 - 2171 Van Horne - Commanding views from this 1 owner 5 year old 2 storey townhome in Aberdeen are sure to please. Main floor has it all including master bedroom with beautiful ensuite and laundry. 2nd floor features 1 bedroom, den & storage plus 4 piece bathroom. High ceilings, quartz counter tops, engineered hardwood flooring, upgraded lighting package, stainless appliances & window coverings are just some of the quality features. $630,000

11-6000 Valley Drive - What a wonderful opportunity to purchase a one-owner townhome in the heart of Sun Peaks Village. Morrisey & Orient Express lifts out your door and village square a 10 minute walk. This 2 storey townhouse has 1,052 sf of living space with 2 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Purchase price includes furniture and household items. Strata $476/mth, taxes $2,960/ yr. Outdoor recreation right out your door, now that’s living! $759,900

306 - 970 Lorne Street - Park Place has it all - gym, heated pool, sauna, hot tub, showers, pool table & amenities room, outdoor patio & BBQ, library, wine making room, workshop, wharf, beautiful gardens, secure underground parking, car wash, bike storage, storage locker, gated. Within walking distance of downtown, city parks, walking/cycling trails. This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 898 square foot apartment is immaculate & move in ready. Southwest exposure, covered sun deck, 1 parking space. Strata $279/mth approx., taxes $2,593 approx. $459,900

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

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

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

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

2249 Chief Atahm $132,500

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WEEKLY COMICS

ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt

PARDON MY PLANET by Vic Lee

BABY BLUES

SHOE by Gary Brookins & Susie Macnelly

by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

ZITS by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

by Chris Browne

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, altruism is a noble trait, but remember to also devote some time to your own interests. There is a way to find a balance between all of your actions.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Travel plans may be on your mind, Taurus. Weigh all of the pros and cons of traveling before purchasing your plane ticket or booking that hotel.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, when opportunities spring up sometime this week, you may need to grab that golden ring quickly or it is bound to pass you by in a flash. Then regrets may sink in. .

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LIBRA

It is easy to miss the forest for the trees, Cancer. Making decisions based on one detail will not do you justice. You have to look at the bigger picture before making a decision.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

MAY 19 - MAY 25, 2021 - Sept 23/Oct 23

It may seem productive to look at the world through rose-colored glasses, Libra. However, repeatedly guarding others from anything unpleasant can be a disservice.

SCORPIO

Leo, after a few amendments to your plan, you will have some good options to go on. Scorpio can give a look as well and offer some advice on how to proceed this week.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

- Oct 24/Nov 22

Continue to stay on top of all the nuts and bolts of your daily life, Scorpio. You have been a champ at managing schedules and deadlines for yourself and others.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Virgo, if each day seems like a mental marathon, then you definitely need to find some “me” time to unwind and disconnect. Schedule time each day to devote to yourself.

Health news may bring a scare, Sagittarius. If anyone can whittle down the facts and get on a solid course, it is you. You’ll get through this challenge.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Capricorn, it is time to start looking for new hobbies to pass the time, especially if you’ve been spending a lot of time at home. You could transition into a new career.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Big changes are in store for you this week, Aquarius. You could get the news that you have been waiting for. This may mean you will have to quickly rise to action.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, while others are taking in the scenery this week, you are getting down to business. This can set you on a productive path.

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SUDOKU FUN BY THE NUMBERS

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WORD SCRAMBLE Rearrange the letters to spell something pertaining to puzzles

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VICTORIA DAY CLOSURE 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.

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Art & Collectibles BUYING & SELLING: Vintage & mid-century metal, teak, wood furniture; original signed paintings, prints; antique paper items, local history ephemera; BC pottery, ceramics. 4th Meridian Art & Vintage, 104 1475 Fairview, Penticton. Leanne@4thmeridian.ca “DOZING LYNX” Robert Bateman 30 3/4”h x 43 1/2W Forest Green mat & dark green frame $250. 250-578-7776 “Power of One” Magnificent creation by John Banovich 43”hx50”wide brown wooden frame. $500 Firm 250-578-7776

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

For Sale - Misc 3-Wheeler Shoprider Scooter. Older Model. Good cond. $750. 778220-3940 6pc patio set. $350. 6pc Bedroom set $695. Entertainment centre. $175. 250-374-8285. Free: Japanese Anemone Plant. 250-579-5705. Fuel tanks - 1-300 gal and 2-100gal on stands. $300. 250-672-9712 or 250-819-9712. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $17,000/obo 250-3766607. Pressure washer $100. Battery charger $100. 48” table saw. $200. Angle grinder $100. 250-3748285.

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MULTI-UNIT STORAGE SALE DECADES OF STUFF IN STORAGE. TIME TO CLEAN IT OUT!

MAY 22 - 24 10 AM TO 6 PM (OR LATER) CENTRAL RV & MINI STORAGE 1236 SALISH ROAD PARTIAL LIST (WE ARE STILL PEELING THE LAYERS BACK): TOOLS (TIGER TORCH, AIR TOOLS, DRILL PRESS, PROTO TOOL CASE, 2.5 TON FLOOR JACK, VINTAGE TOOLS, AND ...), TIRES (SOME WITH RIMS), WINDOWS IN WOOD FRAMES, LARGE CROCK, MEAT GRINDERS, TEA SHIPPING BOXES, ANTIQUES, KNICK KNACKS, FRAMED ART, BOOKS, KITCHEN STUFF, AND MORE. FOR THE WOOD WORKING HOBBYISTS: HUNDREDS OF FINISHED AND UNFINISHED WALKING STICKS AND CANES!

OUTDOOR SALE, RAIN OR SHINE ABERDEEN Shop till u drop. Sat & Sun, May 22nd/23rd. 9am-2pm. 1725 Pacific Way. (behind Duffy’s Pub). Gates opens at 9am-2pm. Walk in. No pets. Sm furn - rugs camera etc. Sewing goods - affordable ladies clothes, golf club - $1.00 items etc. Covid Rules Apply. DALLAS Sat/Sun, May 22nd/23rd. 8am-4pm. 126 Parlow Road. Moving Sale. Covid Rules Apply.

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

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

Plants / Shrubs / Trees Rhubarb in pot ready to go. $5.00. 250-376-6607. Scotch Pine trees smaller ponderosa in pots 2ft (50) $15 each obo 250376-6607

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

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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.

THE WILLOWS - 55+ fully secured complex across from Northills Mall. 1bdrm second floor apt. 758sq/ft. 5appl, storage unit. $269,900. 250-3769378 or 250-554-0033.

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

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2015 HD Electra Glide Ultra Ltd. Deep Jade, 30135kms, Project Rushmore. Added features. $23,995.00 250-828-8994.

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

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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.

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10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops Pirelli P7 Cinturato Run Flat tires on 17 “ BMW M series rims. $ 850.00. 250-819-0863.

Renovations on construction, complete interior and exterior projects. Free estimates. 250-2626337.

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

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

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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

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

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January 17, 1934 – May 18, 2016

Pat Hartford May 18, 2020

Dear Mom, Gramma and Beloved Wife

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In Loving Memory of

William A. Geefs May 19, 2011

Each loss is very different, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear? Good times we had together, The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared. I never dreamed you’d go away, Never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here Took for granted each tomorrow. Now my life is all confused Since you went away. You took a part of me And for help I daily pray. But when God sent you to me He never said that you were mine, That I could keep you always – Only borrowed for a time. Now, He’s called you home, I’m sad and I shed tears. Yet I’m glad He loaned you to me And we had these many years.

He never looked for praises He was never one to boast He just went on quietly working For the ones he loved the most. His dreams were seldom spoken His wants were very few And most of the time his worries Went unspoken too. He was there … a firm foundation Through all our storms of life A sturdy hand to hold onto In times of stress and strife. A true friend we could turn to When times were good or bad One of our greatest blessings The man that we called Dad. Much Love Arline and Family

If only we had just one more chance to hear your laughter and see your beautiful smile. Mom, Thank you for the gifts you send as we know you’re watching over us with your unconditional love. The immeasurable love that you share will hold our family close until we all meet again. Our hearts are filled with genuine love for you and will always hold memories that we have been blessed to share with you. You are one of a kind and the best friend, mother, wife and gramma that we miss with all our hearts. Sending our love always and forever Fred, Wendy, Cindy, Liza, Patty and Calvin.

Ten years have passed and our memories have not faded but grown stronger.

You will always be in our hearts. Donna, Julie, Jody, Jan, Jay and families


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Samuel Henry Daneliuk It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather (Gedo), brother and friend. Sam was born in Wakaw, Sk. on March 27, 1937. He came to British Columbia as a teen, and after completing Business School in Vancouver, he worked his way through sales to own his own businesses, travelling the province many times over. Sam passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2021 with his wife and daughters at his side after a lengthy battle with cancer and heart disease. Sam leaves behind his wife Louise, daughter Lynda Daneliuk; step-daughters Michelle New and Erin McGarvey; grandsons Michael (Samantha) and Charles (Jennifer) New, Christopher Bell; granddaughters Sierra Moffett and Robyn (Brandon) BellWong, great-grandsons Nathan, Derek, and Aiden. Also survived by his sister Eva Shulman; brother-in-law Paul Malysh. He was predeceased by his daughter Sheri Bell; son Samuel Daneliuk, Jr; brothers John and Bill; sisters Effie and Anne. Sam loved being a father and grandfather. He got a special joy out of being there for his children and grandkids when they needed him the most. He was a man who could talk to anyone, listen to their problems with reservation, never judge but rather offer gentle words of support. He was hard working and steadfast in his desire to live life to the fullest with his wife Louise by his side. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Sam faced his illness head on showing strength and grace, never complaining about the challenges he faced from day to day but rather, focusing on spending as much quality time as possible with his family right up to the very end. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and the many people who knew him well over the years. The family would like to thank Sam’s physician and friend, Dr. Jacobus F. Malan for his care of our father over the past 8 years; Tricia from Home & Community Care for her amazing help; Elsie Kinaschuk and Greg Fenrick for all their visits and friendship. Due to COVID health regulations there will be a small graveside service conducted by Rev. Andrzej Wasylinko of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church for family. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House or Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in Sam’s name. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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Judy Brown 1952 - 2021

Judith Ellen Brown, known to all as Judy Brown, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2021, her daughter Jenny by her side. She was predeceased by her father Robert, her sister Liana and her husband Stephen. Judy is survived by her loving family: mother Eileen, her eldest daughter Sara (husband Tim and son Jack), her daughter and caregiver Jenn, her son Robert (wife Jen) and her two cherished little dogs Sophie and Friskie. A self-proclaimed army brat who moved around a lot, Judy was born in Alliston, Ontario and spent many happy years close to her beloved Grandma Mary, who helped raise her. Judy spent some of her childhood growing up in Germany having adventures, which she recounted to her own children with great fondness. Back in Ontario years later, Judy met her high school sweetheart Stephen Brown whom she would later marry. Often Judy recalled special memories of her time as a young adult in both Victoria and Toronto where she enjoyed the music scene of the 70s and made many close friends. Judy graduated from an accelerated program in nursing school in 1972 and devoted her professional life to the specialty psychiatric nursing. Known for her compassion, kindness, professionalism and keen instincts, Judy helped a great many people over the course of her career. She advocated for all patients, especially for children and adolescents, and affected change as a Patient Care Coordinator at Royal Inland Hospital. A leader amongst her peers, Judy was active in the BCNU; indeed, as a Council member she was a provincial voice for the stewards and was instrumental in composing the collective agreement. In later years, Judy enjoyed mentoring and teaching nursing through TRU, inspiring many upcoming professionals. To all those who knew her, Judy will be remembered as highly emotionally intelligent, boundlessly kind, intuitive, insightful and smart. Judy was a charismatic story-teller with a wickedly funny sense of humour. She had a contagious laugh, blue eyes that sparkled and a way of making everything better. Judy gave her whole heart to her children, whom she always put first. Her ashes were spread on a beautiful day, under the blossoming cherry blossom trees in Vancouver, with her children, their spouses, her grandchild and dogs present.

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Evelyn Irene O’Neill (née Piller) 1942 - 2021

It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our Mum, Wife, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Sister at Crossroads Hospice on May 6, 2021. Evelyn was born on December 5, 1942, in Kamloops, BC to parents Frank and Mary Piller (née Morton). Evelyn raised her four children by her first husband while holding down a variety of jobs such as Hudson’s Bay Co, CN Telecommunications, Tim Horton’s, and Simon Fraser University. She was a hard worker and was always well known for her big smile. Evelyn met her current husband Sam Witherow, and eventually moved to the Lower Mainland. She loved the outdoors, hiking in the Rockies, and of course her cats. Evelyn loved to travel and over the years, ventured to many parts of the world but her true love was researching her family history back a couple of Centuries to the Rastrick and Brighouse areas of West Yorkshire. Several trips were made to West Yorkshire, where she spent countless hours in the local library. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Sam, her children Maureen, Andrew, Robert, Shelagh, fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and her sister Marilynne. Evelyn was predeceased by her sister Shirley.

If you wish to commemorate Judy, donations can be sent to the RIH Foundation - Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.

Evelyn was the true matriarch of the family. She was a giving and loving soul. We know you’re now free to be in the air above the mountains.

To make a donation, please visit https://www.rihfoundation.ca/donate/ (please select Tribute gift; Enter Judy Brown - Adolescent IPU in the comment box).

We will love you and miss you forever. Until we meet again.

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Dale (Shorty) Ethel Eason February 2, 1950 - May 10, 2021

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Caroline Christine Haight (Bernhard) passed away on May 5, 2021, at the Kamloops Seniors Village. She was born in Le Roy, Saskatchewan on August 4th, 1927, the fourth child in a family of 11 girls and 4 boys. The family later moved to Carrot River, SK, where she did her schooling before travelling to Prince George, BC, in 1947. She met her future husband, John Haight, at Prince George, married and had twin boys later that year, and another son the following year. They lived at different logging camps and locations in the area for the next few years, until John hired on with Westcoast Transmission in 1961, and they moved into a “modern company house” at McLeod Lake. This was the first time they would have running water, electricity, or anything other than wood heat. Two years later they transferred near Chetwynd, BC, to be closer to a high school, and remained there for 16 years. Carol got involved with square dancing, curling, the CWL, Legion and Brownie Leader as well as numerous crafts (knitting, quilting, upholstery, gardening and whatever). In 1979 they transferred back to McLeod Lake, where John continued with Westcoast, before retiring in 1983. They purchased a house in the community, and a cabin on the lakeshore where they spent the next 20 years fishing, berry picking, reading and just enjoying the scenery! She enjoyed cruises to Hawaii and Alaska, and a few RV trips too, as well as a week tenting trip to the Yukon with some other “elderly” ladies. Another move to Bear Lake in 2004 where John passed away a year later, after 57 years of marriage. Carol remained at Bear Lake until 2013 when she moved to her son’s place in Savona, BC. Alzheimer’s was starting to become an issue, and she moved into residential care, first at Overlander, and then the last 5 years at Kamloops Seniors Village. Caroline was predeceased by her husband John, son Bill, one granddaughter as well as three brothers and four sisters. She leaves behind one brother, six sisters and two in-laws. Also surviving are her two oldest sons Bob (Sharon) and Bert (Sharon) as well as eight grandchildren and spouses, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

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Dale was born in Kamloops and lived in several different locations in BC and Alberta over her years. Kamloops has always been her “home”. It was in Kamloops that Dale met her husband Gord Eason and the two of them set out on their life path and have had a wonderful life full of lots of friendships, family and love. Over the years, Dale had many jobs but one of her favourites was working for Community Services with seniors from the Kamloops area. She was very proud and happy to work there. Dale loved golfing, fishing, camping and going to the “Eagles” and later on the “Moose”. It was there that she and Gord met many lifelong friends who have become extended family to them. She loved them deeply. Special thank you to her dear friend Cheryl Gant, for all her help during her time of need and for being a wonderful friend to her. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in memory of Dale. We will miss you so much and will remember you with lots of love in our hearts. We know we will see you again!!!

Lewis “Louie” Wojciechowski Lewis “Louie” Wojciechowski was born March 6, 1938 on the family farm near Edenbridge, Saskatchewan. Louie passed away April 24, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

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Louie worked for JCN and at Clear Lake Sawmill. Louie spent the last 35 years of his life in the city of Kamloops that he enjoyed very much.

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Grace Florence Thomas It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mom Grace Florence Thomas (Kemp/Sager) of Kamloops, BC on May 1, 2021 at 74 years.

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Dale Eason announces her peaceful passing on May 10, 2021 at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops after her courageous battle with cancer. Dale leaves to cherish her memory her husband Gord Eason, her brother Brian (Colleen) McKenzie, her sister Sherrie (Hank) Regier, her brother Rob (Karrie) McKenzie and her grandson Matthew Johnson. Also lovingly remembering her will be many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. It would be remised if we did not mention her two “adopted” sons Ken and Jim, who have taken such good care of Dale and Gord both over the last few years. Dale was predeceased by her son Robert Tetz, her parents Shirley and Bud McKenzie, her sister Susan Brown and biological father Roy Bertoli.

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Mom’s infectious laugh and fun loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Some of mom’s favourite activities included camping, gardening, being by the ocean and decorating. Mom worked in office administration and the hospitality industry for most of her professional life. She will be lovingly remembered by daughters Anita (Marcel) and Laura Lee and grandchildren Danielle and Bryan. The youngest of seven children, she leaves behind siblings Lorraine, Dale (Miriam), Roy (Laurel), Dayton (Merilyn), brother-in-law Bert and sisterin-law Irma as well as extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Ernie, sister Fay, brother Norman and brother-in-law Ray. A virtual service will be held on May 25, 2021 at 11:00 am through Schoening Funeral Service. Livestreaming link: www.distantlink.com/SCIBC4.html Please also use this site to send condolences or share any memories you may have. We wish to extend a special thank you to all who helped care for mom throughout her journey. In Grace’s memory charitable donations may be made to your local Canadian Mental Health Association, Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choosing.

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Louie loved hockey, baseball, trains, country and polka music. Louie spent the last 11 years at The Hamlets at Westsyde where he received great care after recuperating from a massive stroke. Louie loved his family and friends and will be missed. He is survived by his daughters Linda (Chris) and Elizabeth (Tony), and his son Mark. Louie is also survived by his grandchildren Dylan, Noah and Desiree. Louie is also survived by his longtime family friend Rose.

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ADA CLARE BENTLEY (NÉE LAMONT) It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ada Clare Bentley, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, at the age of 87, on April 24, 2021. Ada is predeceased by her husband, Harvey Bentley, and will be greatly missed by her surviving sister Eileen Abrams, her children and respective spouses Dan & Cindy, Pat & Brian, Keith & Patti, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Born July 16, 1933, in Red Deer, Alberta, Ada spent her early years on the prairies before moving to the Lower Mainland and graduating from Maple Ridge High School in Haney, BC. Immediately after graduation, Ada joined the Canadian Air Force in 1951 to become a radar technician. Ada and Harvey exchanged many letters back and forth while she was stationed in Trenton, Ontario, and then Bagotville, Quebec. She learned how to be a radar technician while in the Air Force and was often engaged in teaching others those same skills as she was a quick learner and extremely good at instructing others. She greatly enjoyed her time in the Air Force and had fond memories of the friends she made while there. In 1954, Ada sought discharge from the Air Force so she and Harvey could get married. They married on July 16, 1954. Throughout her life, Ada was her husband’s willing partner as they moved from logging to ranching to grain farming and on to commercial fishing, while also pursuing her own interests and hobbies. The independence and thirst for knowledge she displayed while in the Air Force made her a force to be reckoned with. Ada never complained, faced every challenge with courage, sass, and wit, and exhibited a quiet strength that made her easy to talk to. After marriage, Ada and Harvey lived on the Bentley family-run logging camp on Frederick’s Arm where Ada learned to cook for the camp. A favourite story of Harvey’s is when Ada was at the camp and getting a little tired of not just the cooking, but the cleanup afterwards, she complained about doing the dishes. He said “Just throw them out the window. That will take care of cleanup.” After the dinner, as Harvey was walking past the kitchen window, the dishes started flying past him. That certainly took care of cleanup in record time! It was at the camp that Harvey and Ada started their family. When it was time for the children to attend school, they moved the family to Quadra Island while Harvey continued to travel by seaplane and boat to and from the logging camp. It was during this period that Ada and Harvey decided it was time to try something new with their young family. Harvey and Ada sold the logging camp and decided to move the family to the Interior. They had visited during their honeymoon road trip and really liked the area, so it was their first choice when deciding where to put down new roots. They bought the Connor Cattle Ranch just outside of Heffley Creek and remained there for many years. Ada was a busy partner in the ranching life. She and Harvey hosted many meetings of the 4-H cattle club, and they were also involved with other community volunteering. She was always willing to lend a hand and kept everyone well-fed while doing so. Her chocolate cake was YUMMY, split pea soup was EXCELLENT, and her cinnamon buns were OUT OF THIS WORLD. The family relocated to Ohaton, Alberta, to take a turn at grain farming. After a few years in Alberta, Harvey and Ada semi-retired and moved back to their place near Heffley, as Ada was missing the area. Harvey built a house on their land on the spot that Ada picked for the wonderful panoramic view. It wasn’t too long before Ada and Harvey decided they would embark on a new adventure and became commercial fishermen. They spent their time fishing for salmon up and down the west coast and meeting up with their friends on the water when they could. Ada was involved in all tasks and chores of commercial fishing and was always willing to fix the radar when Harvey couldn’t. Even though they both loved being on the water and fishing, they eventually decided that it was time for a full retirement. Through the years Ada and Harvey took time out from work to travel. They loved exploring and travelled from the west coast to the east coast of North America, Tuktoyaktuk, Canada, in the north to Caracas, Venezuela, and everywhere in between. Ada was involved in community volunteer work, was an active member in a quilting club, and a member of the WI. Through the years she created many quilts and helped care for her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and was particularly fond of a good murder mystery. Ada also enjoyed music. She often attended concerts by the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra with her sister Isabelle, and she also liked to listen to her favourite artists Anne Murray, The Irish Rovers, and K.D. Lang. After retirement, Ada and Harvey spent many enjoyable years on their ranch with their children and grandchildren often visiting. There are many great stories of visits with Momma and Papa through the years. Once family left, things would return to the normal unhurried pace of everyday life. Ada never tired of looking out through the large picture windows, enjoying the scenic landscape and wildlife, and particularly loved watching the hummingbirds in the summer. Ada is predeceased by her husband, Harvey; her parents, Sarah and John Lamont; her siblings Ethel Lamont, Isabel Cameron, Olive Flegal, Sadie Berquist, and John Lamont. Ada will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but we will cherish the many memories we have as she will constantly be in our thoughts. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions can be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Edwin Mathew Neilly Edwin Mathew Neilly passed away peacefully on May 8, 2021 with his family by his side sending their love and gratitude. Ed was predeceased by his wife and lifelong partner Joyce Florence Neilly, daughter Shawn and grandson Scott, son-in-law Jay Boppre, brother Walter and sister Ana. Ed and Joy will forever be remembered for their lively personalities and love for their kids: Lynda (Greg), Michelle (Doug), Keenan (Maureen), Mark (Carin) as well grandkids: (Alysha, Tarah, Karla, Eric), (Matthew), (Kyle, Danielle, Sean),( Elisa, Camren), (Jennifer, Sam and Ben), a host of great grandkids and sister Marjorie. Ed was born in 1929 at Grace Hospital in Vancouver and enjoyed living in Kitsilano, attended High school at Kits High and went on to graduate from UBC in Commerce. His career was met with a brief stint with CIBC and Shell Oil, but he soon found himself working alongside his brother Walter in Kamloops where they ran a successful wholesale distribution business for over 2 decades. In the early 80s they Residential real estate until the ripe old age of 71. He and Mom loved family, friends, tennis, cocktail parties, bridge club, Shuswap Lake and travelled almost every year to Maui and Cabo. In the 70s Dad spent every Friday evening teaching the kids of Beattie Elementary School badminton and was instrumental in developing the Kamloops Tennis Club on Summit Drive. The family was out every weekend no matter the season for outdoor activities. Many winter weekends were spent dragging the family (grandparent’s included) firewood and food into many local lakes on a toboggan behind Dad’s old snowmobile! Years were spent travelling the province to swim meets as we were all involved in the Kamloops Swim Club; we always camped in that big canvass tent. Our introduction to Shuswap Lake was our yearly camping trip to Cedar Springs in Celista where we swam, biked, cliff jumped and of course tennis! We graduated to renting Mrs. Campbell’s cabin next to Cedar Springs for the next couple years and in 1975 Mom and Dad bought a lot and built “The Family Cabin” on Shuswap Lake where everyone was welcome. The beach was always full with sleeping children and countless tennis tournaments @ Park Point with family and friends. Ed was a snazzy dresser and his boys learnt early how to shine Dad’s work shoeslittle did he know they worked great for bumper dragging at Sahali Mall in the winter. Ed was a great guy, loved by many, had an easy going personality and was always generous on praise and light on criticism. He made a point to including everyone in all activities. We constantly had relatives, friends, employees & business associates over for dinner and out of towners always had a bed to sleep and always do more than expected! His motto: if it’s to be it’s up to me! The Neilly clan thanks everyone for reaching out during this difficult time and appreciate all their well wishes. A special heartfelt thank you to the staff at Pine Grove Care Centre, we appreciate the loving care you gave to Dad. To all the care givers over the years, Dad appreciated everything you did for him as did we. Sincere thanks to Lynda from the family for all the care, dedication, and many many games of crib with Dad. We will miss you to the moon and back Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa. Give Mom a big hug for all of us. Love, your family. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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

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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

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:

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Leslie Howard Renner 1948 - 2021

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Leslie Renner on May 1, 2021 just one week shy of his 73rd birthday after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Devoted loving husband of Janis for 31 years. Loving father to son Lawrence (Lise) Renner and daughter Jessita (Nicholas) Anderson. He cherished his grandson Benjamin Anderson and was looking forward to meeting Ben’s baby brother due in June. Les will also be remembered fondly by his 10 siblings, their spouses, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Adolf and Tobeya, and brothers Larry and Edward. Les was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on May 9, 1948 and moved to BC at 16 when a friend was driving west. He had several jobs until he joined Woodward’s Foods, later Canada Safeway, for over 25 years in Surrey, Vancouver and Richmond. He semi-retired when we moved to Pinantan Lake in 1997 and Kamloops in 1999. He continued to be our handyman. Les loved being outdoors. He took great pleasure in building garages, sheds, aviary, chicken coops, fences, cement pond with waterfalls and a beautiful cabin where we will continue to admire his hard work. He enjoyed nature, fishing, quadding, snowmobiling and country music. He was a wonderful plumber, electrician, contractor, engineer and planner. There was nothing Les couldn’t do. To honour his memory, please take time to enjoy life outside with your family and listen to the birds and nature’s sounds. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Dr. Reginald (Reg) Lewis Petersen June 16, 1936 - May 13, 2021

With sadness, we announce the passing of Dr. Reginald (Reg) Lewis Petersen. He was predeceased by his wife Rasheda in 2018. Reg was born in South Africa and came to Kamloops, BC in 1976. He practiced medicine at the Burris Clinic for his entire medical career. He loved his work very much and he enjoyed his friends and colleagues at the clinic. He was also a generous man who cared for the less fortunate and he supported many charitable organizations locally, provincially, and around the globe. He is survived by his step-daughters Nina (Gary) and Tanya (Amy) and two granddaughters Zahra and Zoe. He is also survived by his brother Chris and sister Freda and several nieces and nephews from South Africa and the United Kingdom. The family wishes to thank the caring medical staff at Royal Inland Hospital in the Emergency Department and 5 North and Dr’s. Trudeau and Takahashi and Palliative care physician Dr. Baker. We are fortunate that Reg got to spend his final days at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House. We thank the amazing team for their exceptional care in his final days. There will be no service at Reg’s request, but friends wishing to honour his memory can make a donation to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.

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Wayne Edward Astle It is with profound sadness that the family of Wayne Edward Astle announce his sudden passing on April 27, 2021 at the age of 76 years. Wayne was born May 19, 1944, in Wetaskiwin, AB to Joseph and Mae Astle. His parents moved west of Breton in 1954 and homesteaded there for some years. He attended school at Lakedell, and Breton. His time in the Apprenticeship program garnered him his Machinist ticket. He worked various jobs until he eventually moved to Kamloops in 1973 and on February 14, 1975 met the love of his life, Denise. Wayne began his machinist career at Craigmont Mines, then continued on at Bethlehem Copper, now known as Highland Valley Copper. He worked as a machinist at Highland Valley for over 30 years and ultimately retired there in 2004. Wayne had many pastimes that he loved, some of which included riding his motorbike, hunting and Hydrofit classes at the local YMCA. Wayne as part of his love for motorcycle riding, became a member of the local Gold Wing Association, joining in on many long rides and numerous bike rallies in Canada and the US. Just after sunrise Wayne would often be found reminiscing about backroads, guns and machines at the neighbourhood A&W. Wayne also looked forward to Thanksgiving goose and duck hunting in Wetaskiwin while catching up with friends and family. Wayne will be lovingly remembered and is survived by his four children, Guy (Sherry) Daignault, Mario Daignault, Serge (Joy) Daignault and Patricia (Sean) Whalen and grandchildren Crissy, Cody, Natasha, Pascal, Blaise, Shayla, Rachel, Amanda, Waylon, Elijah, Seth, Liam, and Paten. Wayne is also survived by Aunts Florence Bellamy and Pearl Roberts and by many cousins, especially close to him were Warren Bellamy, Barb Bellamy and Cornelius Pluim. Wayne’s passing will also be mourned by multiple friends in both BC and Alberta. Wayne is preceded in death by parents Joseph and Mae Astle, his wife Denise Daignault, and his son John Daignault. There was nothing Wayne liked better than an interesting conversation with a good (or new) friend. Wayne could have an engaging conversation with anyone. And in true Wayne style, would often close off his conversations with “Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do and everything I would.”

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Janet McCombie It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Janet McCombie on May 8, 2021. She passed peacefully at Kamloops Senior Village at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Janet was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first. We will all miss her caring heart, her generous nature and her sweet gentle soul. Janet is survived by Derrick, her loving husband for 62 years, her children Dana and David, granddaughter Courtney and her husband Lucas and her sister Isla. Janet was born March 1, 1940 in Jedburgh, Scotland to the late Davina and George Outterson. Janet loved music and as a young woman played the piano and organ at her church and Sunday school in Scotland. In 1966 Janet, husband Derrick and their two young children, emigrated to Kamloops, Canada where she remained the rest of her life. Janet loved to travel and explored much of Canada, the USA and visited many countries across the world. Her favourite places where she had return visits were back home to Scotland many times and to New York where she enjoyed many Broadway shows. Her first love and passion though was children. She spent her working years in childcare as a Nanny for several Kamloops families. Her last charge was Joy, whom she loved dearly from a toddler to a wife and mother. Janet will be sorely missed by all her cherished friends including her oldest and dearest friend Pat who visited her every week in Kamloops Senior Village. With deepest gratitude we thank the caregivers and staff at Kamloops Senior Village. They looked after Janet with the greatest care and made the last 2 1/2 years of her life as pleasant as possible. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC in Janet’s name would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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