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B.C. has unveiled its restart plan, with four steps creating a path back to a society unhindered by COVID-19. The plan was revealed on Tuesday by Premier John Horgan, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon. The plan spans four steps, with the last starting on

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Sept. 7 at the earliest. Each step has criteria that must be met in order for certain restrictions to be lifted. Although dates are attached to each step, Horgan emphasized that those aren’t the only milestones. “It’s not just about the dates, it’s also about the data,” Horgan said. At the end of it, B.C. can look forward to normal social contact, big events like concerts, recreational travel across the country, sports with crowds and

reopened workplaces. Henry provided a rationale for beginning the restart plan, noting lowered new case counts, declining hospitalizations and more shots in arms. Currently, more than 60 per cent of those 18 and older in B.C. have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. B.C.’s seven-day average for new cases has dropped to 384 (as of May 23) from a peak of 1,135 on April 12. Hospitalizations have also come down, from a seven-day

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average of 505 on May 2 to 353 people in beds on May 23. Henry also factored in B.C.’s steady supply of vaccine and said by the end of May, B.C. will have received move than onemillion doses of Pfizer alone. STEP 1: MAY 25 Outdoor gatherings up to 10 people are now allowed and indoor gatherings can take place with up to five people or one household. Indoor seated and organized gatherings can occur with up to

10 people and outdoor seated and organized gatherings can have up to 50 people. Travel remains zone-based during the first step and nonessential travel between zones is still prohibited. But recreational travel within zones is allowed. In sports, B.C. sees the return of low-intensity indoor fitness classes and outdoor local team sports for all ages, but without spectators. See NORMALCY, A6 TAKE DELIVERY BY JUNE 30TH

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MAY 31–JUNE 6, 2021 The City is encouraging residents to park their car and grab their bike during GoByBike Week. This event encourages ridership for work, school, and daily errands and promotes a way to get active, stay healthy, lower stress, and improve mental health.

June 1, 2021 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting June 10, 2021 2:00 pm - Community Services Committee Meeting

By taking part in GoByBike Week, participants across BC will have the chance to win a trip for two to Croatia, sponsored by Exodus Travels. Riders can register at GoByBikeBC.ca.

June 15, 2021 9:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting

Students are encouraged to participate in GoByBike Week by shooting a short video (60–90 seconds in length) about why they bike and how this activity has helped them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submission deadline is June 6, 2021. Full details on how to enter are available at GoByBikeBC.ca.

All meetings are currently being held at Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street. The complete 2021 Council Calendar is available online at:

Did You Know that Kamloops is home to the 2019 GoByBike grand prize winner Randy Gregory? To watch his story and find inspiration, visit:

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Let's Talk Kamloops is our engagement website where you can share your voice and shape our city. The COVID-19 pandemic may impact the engagement timelines for some projects. Please subscribe to the project of interest to receive updates. Sign up and speak up at: LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca

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To develop the draft North Shore Neighbourhood Plan, the City is now seeking feedback on a draft vision and strategic directions for the North Shore.

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The 2019 ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge had Canadians across the country sitting less and moving more with a total of 265,813,108 physical activity minutes tracked. Enderby, BC, was crowned Canada’s Most Active Community in 2019, and Kamloops placed in the top five for Western Canada.

Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR), in partnership with Community Services and the RCMP, want to remind residents that open fires on public beaches are not permitted and are a violation of Fire Prevention Bylaw No. 10-37.

This builds on work conducted last fall, when the project team engaged the community on their vision and big ideas for the North Shore and gathered feedback on issues and opportunities the updated North Shore Neighbourhood Plan should address. Visit our web page to: • RSVP to a virtual public engagement session (four sessions to choose from: June 2 and 9 at 5:00 or 7:00 pm) • complete the Strategic Directions Survey, open until June 30 (enter to win a gift basket courtesy of the North Shore Business Improvement Association) • view background information and project timelines • subscribe to project updates LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/NorthShorePlan

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

The national challenge returns for 2021, and the City and PLAY Kamloops hope to encourage residents to get active and track physical activity minutes to take home the $100,000 grand prize. To get ready for June 1, create an account at ParticipACTION.com or download the ParticipACTION app from your app store. Every move counts—from walking the dog to gardening to playing with the kids—the more activity, the greater the chance to win. To learn more, visit:

As of June 1, random patrols will be conducted throughout the year at Cooney Bay and other public beaches. Individuals in violation of the bylaw will receive a minimum $500 fine for the infraction. Remember—any spark or heat source can cause a wildfire. Be vigilant when in grasslands or interface areas, and be sure to report any suspicious activity. Report a wildfire at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on mobile.

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Seven years for attack on clerk WILLIAM BOLTON ATTACKED A LIQUOR STORE EMPLOYEE WITH A KNIFE AFTER STEALING BOTTLES OF BOOZE IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR MICHAEL POTESTIO

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A 34-year-old Kamloops man who slashed a liquor store clerk with a knife, cutting his head and arm, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Last November, William Bolton pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault and robbery in connection to a March 19, 2020, incident at the U-District Liquor Store, across from Thompson Rivers University. On Tuesday (May 25), B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dennis Hori handed Bolton a sevenyear sentence for robbery and a concurrent four-year sentence for aggravated assault. When factoring in his 14 months spent in pre-trial custody — with 1.5 days’ credit for each day — Bolton has 5.5 years left in his sentence Last week, Crown prosecutor Laura Drake asked the court to impose a sevenyear sentence for the liquor store robbery and six years for the aggravated assault, to be served concurrently, while defence lawyer Jay Michi called for a concurrent sentence of five years for the robbery and four years for the aggravated assault. Court heard Bolton walked into the private liquor store in the Landmark Centre at about noon on March 19, 2020, and,

WILLIAM BOLTON while at the checkout and without having paid, began putting bottles of liquor into a bag he brought with him. The clerk tried to stop Bolton, taking the bottles out of the bag. “I told him, that’s not how this works. At that point, he pulled a machete-type thing, told me I was going to die and started waving at me with it,” the clerk told KTW last spring. Security footage from the store, which had no audio, was played in court, showing Bolton pull a knife from that bag, walk around the counter and proceed to slash at the clerk. The clerk threw objects at Bolton as he stepped towards him. While backing away, the clerk tripped over some stairs and fell. Bolton slashed at the clerk on the ground. The clerk raised his arms in an attempt to try to block the

blows of the knife. Drake said the clerk told Bolton to take the money and leave, which caused Bolton to pause his attack. The clerk got up and entered an office behind him, from where he called 911. Bolton stole the cash drawer and fled the scene. Police responded to find the bloodied clerk, who was transported to Royal Inland Hospital, where he received three staples to close a wound to his head. Bolton was arrested the next day in Lower Sahali. The 19-centimetre-long knife used in the attack, along with some loose change, was found in the Hillside Cemetery behind the liquor store. Bolton, court heard, was on drugs the day of the attack and committed the robbery to feed his habit. Michi said Bolton used fentanyl on a daily basis, supplemented by methamphetamines. Court heard Bolton, an Indigenous man originally from Williams Lake, had a difficult upbringing. He was taken away from his family when he was eight years old and placed in the foster care system and forced to learn English, having until then only spoken his Indigenous language. In foster care, court heard, Bolton bounced between 28 different homes and experienced mental, physical and

sexual abuse, which turned him to a life of drug use when he was a teenager. Court last week also heard a victim impact statement from the clerk, who described Bolton’s attack as forever altering his life. In a letter read by Drake, the clerk detailed physical and mental-health injuries he sustained, including posttraumatic stress disorder, short-term memory problems, a fear of leaving his home and a distrust of strangers. The clerk said he has been unable to return to work since the attack and feels he will need to find a new career after 30 years in retail management as a result of the attack. Court also heard a victim impact statement from the clerk’s wife, who said her husband is no longer the same functioning man she married and that she has been left as the primary caregiver for their autistic son. Bolton attended the sentencing arguments hearing last week via video conference call and said he feels terrible about what happened. “I understand that this was a terrible thing that happened and I’ll accept the consequences,” Bolton said, adding he has undertaken programs while in jail to address his aggression and substance abuse. He added he will continue to work on bettering himself.

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safety plans in place. The province also sees recreational travel across Canada being given the OK by this time, along with sports allowing limited spectators indoors and fitness classes resuming with increased capacity. By this step, the group limit for indoor dining will be removed and bingo halls, casinos and nightclubs will be allowed to operate with limited capacity and new safety plans. At work, seminars and larger meetings can go ahead, also based on new safety plans. STEP 4: SEPT. 7 (EARLIEST) In its final step toward restarting, B.C. will see normal social contact restored, with no limits on social gatherings and increased capacity for larger, organized events such as concerts. The limits on indoor sport spectators will further be increased and sports competitions will return with safety plans in place. By this time, the province also envisions workplaces fully reopened.


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Park debate has led to Walsh eyeing a fourth council term JESSICA WALLACE

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A controversial decision last week to allow recreational rentals in Riverside Park this summer has a veteran city councillor considering a re-election bid next year. Until that decision, Denis Walsh told KTW, he was “unlikely” to seek a fourth term, with the 66-year-old talking about slowing down or semi-retiring. However, Walsh has had a change of heart. “If you were to ask me today, I’d say it’s more than likely that I will run again,” he said, calling the Riverside Park issue a “trigger” for that decision. Walsh said he accepts council’s decision to allow rentals in the park — which was approved by a 7-2 vote, with Walsh and Coun. Arjun Singh opposed — but remains unhappy with the process. He questioned the report brought to council and cited

lack of public engagement. Missing from the report, he said, were details about the business case, references to the city’s Downtown Plan (which he said contradicts the planned pilot location) and metrics by which to measure program success. He said the public was not engaged, despite Riverside Park being a highly sensitive community issue. “It’s questionable whether if that was accidental or purposeful,” he said. “I find it just appalling, basically, how it was handled.” Walsh said it is not the first time reports to council have lacked important information, noting financial details are often missing. He criticized council for overlooking flaws in the process. Walsh made a motion at last week’s council meeting to defer decision on the Riverside Park pilot project to a later date, so gaps in information could be filled. However, the motion failed and the pilot project was subsequently approved.

At this stage, someone who voted in favour of the project would have to bring it back to council. Walsh — who often questions or votes contrary to colleagues — said some people might like it if he conformed with the majority. However, he added, he believes in openness and transparency in politics and wants a fair and open process. “I just think there’s a need there to have a voice to question some stuff,” Walsh said. “To me, it’s not about Riverside Park anymore. It’s about having a proper process to deal with these issues. Whether there’s toys to rent in Riverside Park is not the issue. The issue is how it was handled.” Editor’s Note: Walsh will be a guest on the next episode of Kamloops Last Week, which will air later this week. All episodes of this newspaper’s weekly video podcast can be found on YouTube by searching “Kamloops Last Week.”

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia

Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Time: 11:00 am Location: Virtual Attendance Only via Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing The Board of Directors of the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) invite customers, stakeholders and interested parties to attend the Annual General Meeting of the LTSA. The LTSA is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation established under the Land Title and Survey Authority Act, and is responsible for operating British Columbia’s land title and survey systems. Due to COVID-19 related restrictions related to public gatherings and social distancing requirements, public attendance at the AGM will be by virtual-means only. Registered attendees may join the meeting via Microsoft Teams video (available for download at h t t p s : / / w w w. m i c r o s o f t . c o m / e n - c a / m i c r o s o f t - t e a m s / d o w n l o a d - a p p ) and will have the opportunity to submit questions live. To register to attend the LTSA AGM, send an email to Heather. Stanners@ltsa.ca with your name and email address. Details for joining the meeting virtually, including unique access information, will be sent to the email identified. The LTSA Annual Report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 as well as further information about attending the AGM virtually, is accessible on the LTSA website at www.ltsa.ca/about-ltsa/ annual-and-quarterly-reports.

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here was a sudden sound, like someone had rung the doorbell. The dog barked and my 10-year-old stepdaughter ran to the front door. She opened it to find an empty doorstep. “Someone ding-dong ditched!” she called out as she closed the door. Turns out the doorbell chime was the washer telling us a load was done, but the description used by my stepdaughter intrigued me. “Dingdong ditch” is a phrase I had heard before, about a decade ago when my daughter and son were that age. But even then, that phrase caught me off-guard because, when I grew up, we often rang a bell or knocked on a door and ran away — but we called it “nicky-nicky nine door.” Those were the halcyon days of the 1970s and 1980s in the

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MUSINGS Fraser Valley and I had never heard “ding-dong ditch” until moving to Kamloops in 2005. Is it a regional lexiconic lean or a generational shift? When I mentioned playing “nicky-nicky nine door” to the 10-year-old, a blank stare is what I received in return. She had never heard that expression used to describe a pastime that, thankfully, continues on to current childhoods. Consider the last word in the

second sentence of this column. I call it a “doorstep” and I believe most in B.C. label it likewise. But go back East and, in many locales, that “doorstep” is a “stoop.” How and why and where we call things what we do has always fascinated me and that “ding-dong ditch/nicky-nicky nine door” episode once again piqued my interest. Whether you crave a pop or soda or soft drink, whether you need to use the washroom, restroom or water closet and whether you are sitting on a couch, sofa or chesterfield, your choice of descriptors likely reveals where you live and, more often now, your age. Imagine my delight when, two days later, Ian Austen of the New York Times sent out his weekly newsletter that touched on this very discussion of Canadianisms and how descriptions of things and actions can differ greatly from place to place.

Austen was writing about Katherine Barber, the founding editor of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary who died from cancer last month at the age of 61. Barber was known as the Word Lady via her many appearances on CBC Radio, and she fostered an intense interest in Canadianisms found in the English language. As Austen noted, Barber “always emphasized that no single word, spelling or pronunciation defined the ‘correct’ form of Canadian English. Her work was about discovering how Englishspeaking Canadians used their language, rather than telling them what they should be saying and writing.” Austen wrote about Barber following her death and the obituary generated much discussion on Twitter with respect to Canadianism in language, including a spirited debate over what other words can be used to describe underwear.

Until I read his article, I had no idea Great White Northerners had so many ways to refer to that slip of fabric that resides under one’s pants or dress. The long list included an impressive series of words beginning with the seventh letter of the alphabet: ginch, gonch, ginches, gitch, gitchies and gaunch. Back in my school days, we referred to underwear as ginch and, now and then, as gonch. But gaunch? Gitchies? Never. I wonder what descriptors the kids of today use. Have they inherited some of the language passed down by their older siblings and parents or has social media’s global reach led to those words disappearing off the playground and into obscurity with the stealthlike quickness of an expert dingdong ditch nicky-nicky nine door champion? editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Twitter: @ChrisJFoulds

Searching for truth in Israel-Hamas conflict First, three lies. The Gaza offensive has yielded “unprecedented military gains,” said Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz. The ceasefire on Friday amounted to a “victory” for the Palestinian people and a defeat for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, said a Hamas official. But the ceasefire brings “genuine opportunity” for progress, said U.S. President Joe Biden. Biden was spouting the diplomatic tripe that is expected on these occasions.

GWYNNE DYER The victory claims were also nonsense. The kill ratio was the usual 20:1 in Israel’s favour, but Hamas, having fired 4,000 inaccurate rockets at Israel, has 8,000 left. This was the fourth such war since 2006. As Albert Einstein allegedly remarked: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome.”

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Neither Netanyahu nor the leaders of Hamas are insane, so they must have been aiming for this outcome. Somehow, it serves both their purposes. What might those purposes be? Netanyahu’s strategic goal is to keep all the territory west of the Jordan river, so he needs a Palestinian enemy that refuses to talk about sharing it. Hamas is that enemy. He also needed a war right now to thwart the formation of an opposition coalition that would deprive him of office and, quite possi-

bly, send him to jail on corruption charges. Hamas wanted a war, too. Its hated rival is the Palestinian Authority, which “governs” the West Bank under Israeli supervision. Another nicely contained little war with Israel would strengthen Hamas’ claim to be the only true voice of the Palestinian people. More importantly, it didn’t want to lose its de facto ally Netanyahu over some silly domestic peccadillo. — Read the full column online at kamloopsthisweek.com. Robert W. Doull President Aberdeen Publishing Inc.

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KEEP RIVERSIDE PARK PASSIVE Editor: Thank you for the excellent article on the pilot project proposed for Riverside Park, which will see Tourism Kamloops organize rentals of watersports and other equipment and the operation of food trucks. As stated in the article, Riverside Park is designated as a passive park. How can this be disregarded by most of city council without any public engagement?

Also, one has to wonder why the city’s Downtown Plan recommending commercial activities be supported outside of Riverside Park has been ignored? Serious questions come to mind: Has research been done to determine how much waterfront and green space will be lost to operate and safely store equipment when not in use? Has Kamloops Search and

Rescue been consulted as to safety, with respect to strong currents and normal river boating activity? How much will food truck business take away from already struggling nearby restaurants? Allowing commercialism to slide into Riverside Park invites the possibility of a permanent presence. Yes, Riverside Park is a lovely location. Let’s keep it that way. Johanna Walters Kamloops

TRUCKS SHOULD STAY ON HIGHWAY 5A

LET’S BRING BACK KAMI THE TROUT Editor: Kami the Trout was unveiled in 1967, after which the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce had it copyrighted. Why not bring back the goodwill ambassador Kami the Trout, which was known worldwide and coined the phrase, “It doesn’t cost a nickel to be nice”? Les Evens Kamloops

Editor: Re: (‘TNRD wants non-local commercial truck ban on Highway 5A,’ April 24): I find it alarming that the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board would support such a ban. Why should this road be effectively made private for a small group of people? It is ridiculous to

claim the road is somehow more dangerous than any other. Truckers like myself use Highway 5A to avoid the hazard of an extra couple of months of winter driving, the extra cost in fuel and environmental considerations connected with the Coquihalla Highway. And the Coquihalla has plenty of fiery crashes, especially in winter.

Barrier Mayor Ward Stamer’s claim that the highway is not built for lumber trucks is absurd. Highway 5A was always the main route to Merritt’s lumber mills and passes right through the old mill on Shumway Lake. If the four-lane highway had originally gone through the flat, low elevation valley, we would have saved millions of

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Collapse of its landing gear led to the crash of a Cessna 150-plane on May 20 as the pilot attempted to land at Kamloops Airport. The pilot suffered minor injuries in the mishap and was taken to hospital in stable condition, according to airport officials. Crews were called to the scene at about 9:15 a.m. after a report of a light aircraft crash. Airport manager Ed Ratuski said the aircraft’s landing gear collapsed. The runway was closed for a few hours, leading to some delays in other flights. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Tariffs lead to steep hike in furniture prices THE MAY 5 ACTION IS MEANT TO DETER THE DUMPING OF SOME ITEMS FROM OVERSEAS SEAN BRADY

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Action by the federal government has disrupted business at local furniture stores, which are being forced to significantly increase prices of some products — up to 300 per cent — as a result of new tariffs. On May 5, the Canada Border Services Agency posted a notice of new tariffs meant to deter the dumping and subsidizing of certain upholstered furniture items from China and Vietnam. Dumping is a trade practice that involves selling exported items for less than what they would sell for in the market in which they originated. Tariffs from 20 per cent to 295 per cent have been placed on items such as recliners and hidea-bed sofas.

With furniture companies already experiencing long shipping delays, due to disrupted supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic, some items on back order or that have already arrived in Canada will cost up to three times more. Sid Kandola, owner and manager of City Furniture across from Aberdeen Mall, said he understands need for action to combat dumping in order to protect Canadian furniture manufacturers. However, he said the change happened “overnight,” and has left customers hanging. “We expected maybe 10 per cent, or whatever difference in cost to be competitive, but not 300 per cent duty and not overnight, not giving a chance to the retailer and customer,” he said. Kandola said buying only Canadian furniture to sell is not

Read more local news, online at kamloopsthisweek. com possible, noting Canadian manufacturers can only serve about five per cent of the total market in the affected categories. Furniture shipments have also been badly impacted by the pandemic, with three-month delays becoming six-month waits. Kandola said some of his customers have been waiting since last fall for their orders. Now, after waiting so long, the prices have greatly increased. For example, a pair of recliner chairs were sold in December

2020 for $1,398, with the retailer paying $720 for the two items. Since the chairs did not arrive until after the tariffs were put in place, the cost to the retailer is now $2,346, resulting in a total loss of about $1,000 to the retailer. Kandola said if the tariffs simply eliminated his profit on items, he would keep customers happy by continuing to deliver items. But with tariffs so high, he’s looking for other manufacturers and dealing with upset customers. Kandola has met with Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and signed on to a letter to Surrey-Newton (Liberal) MP Sukh Dhaliwal, who is a member of the Standing Committee on International Trade. “... The process into how and when the duties would be implemented has been poorly executed

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Nick and Micah Hodge had just renovated their Westmount home when it was damaged by fire on May 24.

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A fire at a house at 631 Collingwood Dr. in the Westmount area of Westsyde saw firefighters manage to save the residence, though the structure did sustain damage, mainly to one side. Crews were called in to douse the flames at 6:10 p.m. on Monday after flames and smoke were seen coming from the home. KFR fire investigator Kevin Cassidy said the fire was contained to a few rooms in the house. The residents, a young couple,

Nick and Micah Hodge, managed to escape the blaze with no reported injuries. Thirteen firefighter and six trucks responded to the house, which was under renovations. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined and KFR expects the investigation to be underway with the insurer at the scene starting Wednesday. A Go Fund Me account, which has raised $1,720 of a $10,000 goal as of Tuesday afternoon, has since been set up to help the couple get back on their feet. Organizer Ryan Watson stated

on the page that the couple lost two pets to the fire and had just purchased their Westmount home and were “incredibly excited to reno it themselves” when the fire erupted. The renovation, Watson said, had nearly been completed. “These are incredible human beings that have always helped out friends and family so we hope to give a little back to them,” Watson wrote of the fundraising page which can be found by going online to gofundme.com and searching “Help Nick and Micah rebuild after their house fire.”

A child-care facility planned to open in Kamloops next year will offer Métis-based programming. In a release on Tuesday, the province announced 112 new licensed child-care spaces to be included in the Otipemisiwak Centre as part of a partnership between Métis Nation BC and Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services. The new child-care slots will include 24 infant and toddler spaces, 24 spaces for kids ages three to kindergarten, 40 preschool spaces and 24 school-age spaces. The province said the facility’s programming will be “rooted in Métis values, teachings and cultural practices” and it is expected to open in the spring of 2023.

The province is working toward universal child care in British Columbia, with $10-a-day services currently being prototyped, including at the Kamloops Child Development Centre in North Kamloops. The city recently studied child-care needs in Kamloops and concluded there is a shortage of licensed and registered child-care spaces. As of June 2019, when an inventory was completed, the city had 12,000 kids ages 12 and younger and 3,300 licensed and registered childcare spaces. The report found most neighbourhoods in Kamloops are underserved and highlighted limited opportunity for flexible, extended and weekend child care.

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The BC SPCA has seized two-dozen animals from a breeder in the Kamloops area. On Tuesday (May 25), the organization said it has seized 16 Pomeranian and Yorkshire terrier-cross puppies, one three-month old Labrador retriever and seven chickens, due to unsanitary living conditions, overcrowding and poor ventilation. The BC SPCA said the seizure resulted from a complaint to the SPCA’s animal cruelty hotline. A warrant was subsequently executed on a property near Kamloops. The animals were seized late last week. BC SPCA enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty said chickens were discovered in Tupperware containers and puppies were living in tight quarters, with a

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strong scent of urine. “The ammonia smell was hazardous to one’s health,” Moriarty said. Moriarty said due to the young age of the animals, their physical health, upon assessment, was “not bad,” though the animals were in a state of distress when they were seized. The animals are currently in the care of the

BC SPCA, not currently available for adoption. Moriarty said an unnamed woman was previously convicted of animal cruelty in 2005, following an investigation that resulted in another seizure of dogs. Moriarty said she could not disclose the identify of the woman or disclose the location of the breeding operation. Moriarty said a judge handed down a sentence in 2005 that included a ban on keeping animals, but that the ban has since expired. “That, of course, is troubling because this individual should know,” she said. Moriarty said the woman has been once again breeding puppies and selling them for up to $2,000. She said it is “unacceptable” to profit off the suffering of vulnerable animals. The BC SPCA will be recommending charges.

City gets $25,000 grant The City of Kamloops will be using a $25,000 provincial grant to plan how to respond when natural disasters impact people experiencing poverty. The grant is one of many doled out across the province to support local governments in the development of their own poverty-reduction plans and projects. The municipality will develop, with partner groups, a post-emergency support services plan with the funding as emergencies and disasters, such as floods or wildfires, can cause and exacerbate financial hardships, especially for people experiencing poverty. The project will create a local action plan on how to best support people in the aftermath of an emergency. Throughout B.C., 10 projects between 12 local governments are receiving a total of almost $350,000 from this second

intake of the Poverty Reduction Planning and Action Program, administered by the Union of BC Municipalities. All projects in the province will involve community partners, people who have experienced poverty, businesses and local First Nations or Indigenous organizations. For example, Langley will use its $25,000 to create a plan focused on service needs while, in Northern B.C., Houston, Kitimat and Smithers will each use their funds to create plans aimed at understanding how their specific industries, resources and rural locations impact people’s experience of poverty. To qualify, projects, had to focus on one or more of TogetherBC’s priorityaction areas, which include families, children and youth, education and training, housing, employment income and social supports.

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Amidst continued election speculation, federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh sees a community advocate in Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo candidate Bill Sundhu. Singh described the local human rights lawyer as a person who fights for people. “That’s exactly what Kamloops needs, someone who is going to fight for them,” Singh said during an interview on May 20. Speaking to KTW on a variety of issues, Singh was asked how much momentum he thinks the recent B.C. NDP majority government win would provide his party in a federal election. He said British Columbians supported the B.C. NDP because the government showed “what you get when you focus on people.” Singh represents the Burnaby-South riding federally and described the provincial government’s $10-aday child-care pilot program as life-changing for families. He said he receives daily messages from constituents about that program. “It really helps us make the case, ‘Imagine what we could do at the federal level, with that same commitment,’” Singh said. “Imagine a partner at the federal level who is also committed to child care or to tackling the housing crisis, or making sure we’ve got good jobs for the long term.”

He said in a minority government, his party has been able to fight to help people during the COVID19 pandemic, including for higher CERB payments and wage subsidies, as well as paid sick leave. “We showed Canadians that New Democrats were there fighting for you,” Singh said. “The Liberals weren’t going to do any of these things, but for the fact that we were there to push and fight to make it happen.” Singh recently held a digital press conference to discuss plans to combat housing affordability in Canada (see story on the next page). Another recent announcement by Singh was student debt forgiveness up to $20,000, at a cost of $4 billion over five years. Singh said the federal government should not be in the business of profiting from student debt. He said debt forgiveness is a concrete and immediate step to help students amidst record high tuition rates. The plan is deemed a first step on the way to free tuition. As for how much it would cost to provide free tuition and what he would tell critics who doubt the country can afford it, Singh said the party wants to do the research and work to determine what it would take to offer free tuition. “We want that, that’s still something we believe in, but there’s more work to be done to cost that out and get there,” he said. Meanwhile, outside

of a global pandemic, another emergency continues to take lives in British Columbia, including in Kamloops. Asked what could be done that is not already being done to save lives during the ongoing opioid overdose crisis, Singh said the federal government needs to declare the crisis a public health emergency, as the then-B.C. Liberal provincial government did in April 2016. That designation remains in place. Singh said the government cannot continue to do the same things over and over again, expecting different outcomes. “Doing that [declaring a public health emergency] is really significant because it would open up a lot of new funding and a lot of new ways to support the things that are working, like the safe-injection sites and other safety and harm-reduction strategies,” he said. Singh added that he would immediately decriminalize personal possession of hard drugs. “There’s no reason why someone that’s dealing with an addiction, dealing with poverty, dealing with mental health and has a small quantity of personal use drugs on them should be subject to a criminal-justice solution,” he said. “None of those things are going to make that person’s life better. It’s not making the community safer and it costs a whole lot of money. Instead, we should put our resources into getting people the help they need.”

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Tiny House Warriors’ trial begins in Kamloops MICHAEL POTESTIO

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The trial of three members of an outspoken First Nations protest group opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project began in Kamloops provincial court on Tuesday, with opening statements. Nicole Manuel, Chantel Manuel and Isha Jules, members of the Tiny House Warriors, face charges of mischief, causing a disturbance and assault stemming from a conflict with security and police outside a Dec. 10, 2018, meeting on the campus of Thompson Rivers

University. The trio has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The incident took place at TRU’s Campus Activity Centre, where a closed-door meeting involving Natural Resources Canada, Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci, government officials, Trans Mountain personnel and First Nations leadership was being held. Prosecutor Samantha Behling said the case is a simple one in which a small group of protesters, including the accused, visited the university that morning and deliberately spilled and spread a bucket of red paint on university property

before entering the building, where their actions were captured on video. The three defendants allegedly rushed the door to the room where the meeting was taking place and, in the process, allegedly assaulted three people. Only Jules succeeded in entering the room, where he allegedly assaulted Chief Patrick Michell of the Kanaka Bar Band. The incident concluded with all three people being arrested by RCMP and transported to the Kamloops detachment. Behling said that while the backdrop to the incident touched on “overarching socio-political

issues” surrounding the pipeline expansion, First Nations consultation and the environment, the Crown submitted those issues are separate from the trial. “This is not a trial where the Crown intends to litigate anything other than then offences charged,” Behling said. Each defendant has a lawyer, with Chantel Manuel’s counsel, Casey St. Germain, making an opening statement on the trio’s behalf. St. Germain told the court the matter involves lawful, civil protest and not criminal activity. “Canadian society and our laws surrounding freedom of expression

recognize the right to dissent and the right to protest,” St. Germain said. She said the evidence will show the three defendants were legally protesting a private meeting that sought to give consent to the pipeline crossing traditional Secwépemc lands, with the protesters viewing the crossing as an environmental infringement on their lands. “What your honour will see took place on Dec. 10 was another incident in Canadian history of arresting Indigenous women and men when they resist oppression and resist damage to their lands,” St. Germain said.

Singh calls for wartime era-like housing push Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaking to KTW during a May 20 Zoom interview: “People deserve to have a home.”

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Jennifer Adams is not sure where she will go when the home she rents downtown is redeveloped. She said it is not possible for her family to fit into an apartment, but noted affordable rental housing for families is hard to come by. Compounding the situation is the fact she has a pet. “It has definitely been a challenge and I do hope that we figure out the solution so that families have the opportunity to live in all parts of our city,” Adams said. Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Zoomed into Kamloops from Ontario’s Peel region on May 20 to discuss housing affordability issues and solutions alongside Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo NDP candidate Bill Sundhu and a pair of locals facing challenges in the housing market. Sundhu noted average home prices in Kamloops have skyrocketed in the past year, increasing by 40 per cent for a single-family home and 60 per cent for a multi-family home. Rural areas have also seen an uptick. Rentals, Sundhu said, are difficult to find and are expensive. He said the issue impacts a wide demographic, from high-income individuals to millennials and single parents. “It’s become a serious crisis and we know that housing is a human right,” Sundhu said. Singh said Canada’s housing crisis has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. He added it is unacceptable when people can’t find a place to live. Singh said speculation is driving up housing prices and affordable housing supplies are insufficient. He wants to see a federal foreign speculation tax, similar to what has been implemented in British Columbia,

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but also have enough money left over to buy their groceries and pay their bills.” With housing prices increasing so quickly, people who purchased homes in the last decade are able to sell for much higher than what they paid. Asked if the federal government should charge a capital gains tax to those who sell their primary residence at a profit, Singh said that is not something his party is suggesting at this time. Another housing challenge in Kamloops is a lack of developable land. The city has encouraged infill of late, but development is occurring outside of the city. People in communities like Tobiano travel to Kamloops for work, school, groceries and more. Meanwhile, buildings and transportation are top greenhouse gas emitters. Asked about the balance between a need for housing and climate action measures, Singh said energy-efficient housing can be built and existing homes can be retrofit. He said he sees the pandemic as an opportunity to invest in such initiatives.

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Jennifer Whiteside made the announcement in the legislature on May 20. The new school has been at the top of the district’s priority list in recent years. Most nearby schools in the

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Park elementary at 160 per cent capacity and Pacific Way elementary at 144 per cent capacity. Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone brought up concerns over the capacity issues in the provincial legislature on May 20. He called for the government to take action on the area’s schools and relieve enrolment pressures. “The only solution moving forward that will fix this problem is for the province to begin to invest in the school capital that is needed, with additional elementary schools and an additional secondary school on the south shore,”

Stone said. In response, Whiteside announced that a letter had been sent to the school district, asking administrators to prepare a business case for a new Pineview Valley school with 485 spaces. “There’s a lot to catch up with,” Whiteside said, regarding enrolment pressures in the Kamloops region. The school district is currently undergoing catchment area consultations for a number of areas, including changes that would affect Aberdeen elementary and Pacific Way elementary. Consultations will remain open until June 4.

Called to the bench A Kamloops lawyer has been appointed to the provincial bench. Lorianna Bennett is the newest provincial court judge in the city and she will begin her new job on June 7. The appointment will fill the judicial vacancy created by upcoming retirements and help to address a backlog of cases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also help with workload issues in Kamloops, the Interior region and in virtual courts throughout the province. Bennett was called to the bar in 1998 and has worked as a lawyer in Kamloops at Paul & Company for 19 years. Bennett has also been active in the local bar and the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

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Optimism follows council’s park/fitness nod Oxygen Yoga and Fitness owner Dina McLeod is hoping a year-long pilot project allowing group fitness classes in city parks can become a permanent activity after the pandemic ends. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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A local yoga studio owner is lauding city council for a decision to allow group fitness in up to a half-dozen city parks. “It felt really great to be heard, that we just need some support,” Oxygen Yoga and Fitness owner Dina McLeod said, noting councillors were “really open” to hearing what she had to say on behalf of an industry hurting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, council voted unanimously to designate areas in up to six parks through Kamloops for outdoor fitness classes at rates similar to those charged by the City of Kelowna. Kelowna’s park permit fees are a fraction of what is charged in Kamloops. The city is expected to reveal next week which six parks will be designated. McLeod said she has been paying for indoor studio space she could not use during intermittent pandemic-related closures, the latest of which was in place from March 30 to May 24. City park permit fees were another financial hit, estimated at about $600 per month. McLeod said if she can run classes in a couple of city parks per day, she might be able to bring in a few thousand dollars in revenue per month. “That could actually help a little bit,” McLeod said.

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profits or other organizations — is a great idea and a great way to animate those spaces,” Hunter said. “I’m hoping we can give this a shot and see how it goes.” McLeod said that since news has spread about the desire to utilize park space for fitness classes, she has heard about wellness parks in Victoria. She said Kamloops has been behind the times on the issue and hopes it could become a permanent initiative, even after the pandemic. She wants to reach out to other fitness studios and encourage use of the green spaces, arguing it will benefit the community because “movement is medicine.” “We’re such a fitness- and movement-orientated city that I think this really will serve us well,” McLeod said. “I really do.”

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government took over full management of the HOG application process. Municipalities can no longer accept applications. However, HOG applications are still due at the same time as property taxes. For more information and to apply, go online to Gov. BC.ca/HomeOwnerGrant or call 1-888-355-2700. Another change this tax season is the ability for residents to pay property taxes online or in person with Visa or Mastercard. All credit card payments for taxes and utilities will be subject to a non-refundable 1.75 per cent service fee. To pay property taxes online, residents can visit Kamloops.ca/Payment.

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Partial payments before the due date will also reduce the penalty incurred. Look into the BC Property Tax Deferment Program for additional support. To sign up for e-billing for 2022 property taxes, residents can register and add their property tax account at Kamloops.ca/MyCity. Residents can also sign up for the tax instalment plan service (TIPS), which will break their 2022 property taxes into smaller monthly payments that are automatically withdrawn from their bank accounts. Application forms are available online at Kamloops.ca/ TIPS. For more details on property taxes and HOGs, visit Kamloops.ca/PropertyTax.

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More room to roam at weekday farmers’ market

The reasons to go to the Wednesday Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market are growing, as is evidenced by the ripe rhubarb, flowering strawberry plants and colourful lilac cuttings. The popular market is held Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown in the 400block of Victoria Street. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Victoria Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic for 7.5 hours on Wednesdays between June 2 and Oct. 27 to allow more room for the weekly Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market. The city enacted the same closures last year to facilitate pandemic-related distancing protocols. The protocols include more space between vendor booths. The block will be closed to vehicles on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Wednesday market runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. While the street will be closed to traffic during those hours, the parkade under the TNRD Building and the parking lot next to The Plaza Hotel will still be accessible. The Wednesday market is one of two taking place downtown each week. The Saturday market is held in the 200block of St. Paul Street from 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Upgrades close pedestrian bridge KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops’ Third Avenue pedestrian bridge and the Sandman Centre are receiving paint jobs this week. As a result, the bridge, which will also receive other upgrades, is closed until mid-July. Pedestrians needing to access areas north of Lansdowne Street are advised to use crossings at First and Second avenues for the duration of the project. Third Avenue between Lansdowne Street and Lorne Street will be closed intermittently. Access will be provided to adjacent businesses, while Sandman Signature Hotel, Moxie’s and the Shark Club should be accessed via Second Avenue. The City of Kamloops has hired Unitech Construction Management to complete the roughly $600,000 maintenance project. In addition to painting the bridge with a new colour scheme, work will also be done to repair spots of broken concrete, change the handrails to meet current safety standards, replace Plexiglass panels with aluminium and apply concrete sealing. This upgrades to the bridge will be the first undertaken in about 20 years. The span was built by Newport Structures and opened in 1993, creating a railway-free link between downtown and the Riverside Park area.

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Driving by to wish Ross a happy 90th birthday KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

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in the day connected with family in Alberta and the United States via Zoom. He told KTW turning 90 doesn’t feel that much different from turning 89, or 88, or 87. “Sometimes, inside, I still feel 19 or 21 or 23,” Styles said, with a laugh. His career was spent in the education system and he was counsellor at Brock secondary when he retired in 1987. The Probus Club of Kamloops is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit association of retired people who come together to meet others in similar circumstances and with similar levels of interest, make new friends and maintain and expand their interests. For more information on Probus which is an international organization, go online to probuskamloops.com.

LEFT; Ross Styles and wife Donna Geefs enjoy a warm, sunny day amid passing well-wishers celebrating Styles’ 90th birthday on Saturday, May 22. ABOVE: Styles gets the best seat outside as fellow Probus members in about two-dozen vehicles passed by to wish him the very best on the big day. KTW PHOTOS

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“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” That’s what cousins Jasmin Falk-Hurst, 11, and Taylor Minten, 13, have done. After their grandmother, Marilyn VanDongen, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year, the girls decided to set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, in her honour. Their grandmother now resides at The Hamlets at Westsyde, so the girls say it’s their turn to care of the one who so often cared for them. They are taking part in this year’s online IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s under the team name Marilyn’s Memories. It was on the day the girls set up their lemonade stand that Derek Pickford was driving home from a hot day of work and spotted their endeavour. He circled back, pulled over and hopped out to grab a quick drink to slake his thirst. When he approached the pair, he saw their sign, which noted 50 per cent of profits would go to the Walk for Alzheimer’s. Pickford was so taken with their fundraising initiative that he donated $500. The girls told him they would be setting up again. Sure enough, Pickford was back on another day, but this time with more than 100 co-workers from the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Workers arrived in cars and a company bus also pulled up, loaded with thirsty souls eager to sample the girls’ lemonade and to make a donation to a worthy cause.

Even Trans Mountain staff who couldn’t visit the lemonade stand donated money. “It was really crazy to think about,” Jasmin said. “We could barely keep up with making lemonade.” Following COVID-19 safety protocols, the cousins were able to serve the supersized crew. Initially, the plan was to donate half of the lemonade stand proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.; however, once they saw how much money was being donated, they quickly made the decision to donate 100 per cent of what they took in. As of Tuesday, the girls had raised more than $6,000. When the girls next visit their grandmother, they will no doubt each receive a big squeeze of thanks from her appreciative arms. Their next lemonade stand will be set up on Sunday, May 30, at 308 McGill Rd. in Sahali, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the same day the month-long IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s wraps up with a livestream event. To donate to the cousins’ online fundraising effort, go to bit.ly/3fHy94C.

Taylor Minten, (left) and cousin Jasmin Falk-Hurst are quite the team, setting up a lemonade stand on multiple occasions to raise funds for the month-long IG Wealth Walk For Alzheimer’s, which wraps up on Sunday, May 30. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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NOTICE TO MOTORISTS 3RD AVENUE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE UPGRADES May 25 through July 2021

The City of Kamloops has contracted Unitech Construction Management to perform maintenance and safety upgrades to the 3rd Aveneue pedestrian bridge. The project will begin on Tuesday, May 25, with expected completion by mid-July. Hours of work will be Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm. This project requires a full closure of the pedestrian bridge. Pedestrians are advised to use crossings at 2nd Avenue or 1st Avenue for the duration of the project. 3rd Avenue between Lansdowne Street and Lorne Street will be closed intermittently. Please obey all traffic control personnel and signage and use caution in the area.

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Lights, camera and lots of film action locally Filming of a movie called Just Clicked took place in various Kamloops locations this spring. In 2020, the film commission saw $5.9 million spent due to filming across a total of 335 shoot days. That time and money was the result of 14 projects filming in the Thompson-Nicola region. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission had a banner year in 2020, with more days spent filming in the region than ever before. In 2020, the film commission saw $5.9 million spent due to filming across a total of 335 shoot days. That time and money was the result of 14 projects filming in the ThompsonNicola region. Those totals compete with 2003, when there were 146 shoot days done, with $6.3 million in direct spending in the region. The economic impact of that spending is estimated by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District to be a little more than three times that figure. On average, the presence of film activity in the region has meant an average of $1.9 million in direct spending and 13 projects each year. TNFC film commissioner Victoria Weller said the big money in 2003 came from An Unfinished Life, starring Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman. Weller said that film was the last of the mid-budget productions filmed in the province before all sorts of disruptions swept through the film and television production industry, such

as reality TV, the advent of PVR, a writers’ strike and the shift to digital. Tax credits available in the Lower Mainland, and later for more distant locations, were created and other regions started to benefit, but the ThompsonNicola region remained location-based.

Now, Weller said, recent activity might indicate another shift. Part of that shift would be the creation of a local recording studio. Last year, the TNRD signed off on a feasibility study “You want to land a series, because that’s steady, reliable employment, rather than proj-

ect-based,” Weller said of the appeal of a studio. The TNRD has requested proposals for someone to complete the study, which is to be delivered by Oct. 15. In the interim, the industry is still growing locally. Recent and current projects in the region include The Edge

of Sleep, a TV series featuring YouTube star Markiplier; a feature film called Death Pursuit, which will film in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Merritt and possibly Kamloops and another project film project called Gas Light. Another film production called The Ringmen is coming in August, about livestock auctioneers who may have to sell their business. In addition, the TV series The Good Doctor wrapped filming in the Merritt area at the beginning of May. “This is unprecedented for us and we’re very, very happy. Our crew database is growing and people are getting experience, so it’s all really, really good,” Weller said. That crew database is another TNFC initiative. With producers needing to know who might be available for work, the TNRC is encouraging everyone in the industry to register online at filmthompsonnicola.com. As productions continue, Weller said, local workers are getting opportunities to build on their experience and get hired further up the ladder.


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Season-ending online show from the KSO The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra is capping off its 2020-2021 season with one last performance. T(w)o New Heights will be the orchestra’s ninth concert of a season, in which a certain amount of innovation was necessary. Like previous concerts this season,

it debuted online and is available on demand until June 19. The concert opens with Le bal masqué, an entertaining piece by composer Francis Poulenc, performed by Kamloops’ Alan Corbishley. Following that performance is a piece by Canadian composer Katia MakdissiWarren called Whispers of the Mountain, during which musicians re-create the

sounds of nature. Secwépemc artist Csetkwe performs with the orchestra, using her voice and drums. Csetkwe also collaborated in creating the piece. Kamloops-born composer Stacey Brown is behind the third part of the concert, with Still, which takes inspiration from the physicality of breathing. The piece is the first instalment of a multi-year commissioning project by the

KSO called Minutes to Midnight, which explores global issues of our time. The concert concludes with work from Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring. Tickets are $15 each. A special COVID price is also available for those enduring pandemic-related hardships. They can be purchased at the Kamloops Live box office, 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

Splish-splash season

Warm weather is here and the city has opened its waterparks. They are located in Albert McGowan Park in Upper Sahali, Riverside Park downtown, Centennial Park in Westsyde

and McDonald Park in North Kamloops. In addition, a wading pool in Prince Charles Park downtown will also be opened. The facilities will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Brock outdoor pool will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, and will be open daily for public swimming. The schedule varies and can be found online at kamloops.ca/swim.

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NorKam secondary student Savinoor Bhatti (above) plans to pursue a career in nursing, while Sa-Hali secondary student Karisa Barker (right) aims to become a veterinarian.

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Two Kamloops graduates have been awarded $40,000 scholarships from the Cmolik Foundation for overcoming adversity and excelling in their studies. Sa-Hali secondary student Karisa Barker and NorKam secondary student Savinoor Bhatti have been announced as the recipients by the KamloopsThompson school district. Barker has plans to become a veterinarian and has laid out a plan to make that happen. Eventually, she plans on studying veterinary medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, but will begin her studies closer to

home by pursuing a bachelor of science degree at UBC Okanagan. “Becoming a veterinarian with her own practice has always been her plan,” mother Bonnie said. Karisa’s education will add to practical knowledge she has already learned while caring for animals at Twin Rivers Animal Hospital. “It has been extremely eye-opening and rewarding to see the many challenges that come with this career, and I believe that this is what I am meant to do,” Karisa said. Bhatti, an international baccalaureate degree program graduate, plans to pursue a career in nursing. In the fall, Bhatti will be

attending Thompson Rivers University and hopes to be enrolled in the school’s nursing program. Her long-term goal is to work at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “Receiving this scholarship has been completely life-changing. It motivates me to continue to strive for excellence every day,” Savinoor said. “This generosity has made a profound impact on my life and I am truly grateful to be the recipient of the Cmolik Foundation Scholarship.” The Cmolik Foundation was founded in 2008 by Ellen and Russ Cmolik and works to support education opportunities for students across the province.

50/50 raffles for good causes 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. The car can be seen on display at various businesses in Kamloops. To find out where you can see the vehicle on any given day, check the Kamloops Hospice Association’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Car raffle tickets are $10 each, with a three-ticket 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. • TB Vets are also holding a 5/50 draw to raise money for health-care equipment. Money raised will be used to buy four ventilators, for use in hospitals in the Interior, the North and on the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. A ventilator costs approximately $50,000 and each one will help close to 2,000 patients per year. Tickets can be purchased online at 5050raffle.tbvets.org/a/adb. Deadline for sales is midnight on July 15. Draw date is July 31.

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What does it mean to be Orthodox? PART 3 OF A 10-PART SERIES, PUBLISHED MONTHLY, EXPLAINING THE ORTHODOX RELIGION

The blood of Christians is the seed of the Church.” It’s a shocking and perhaps even offensive statement by Tertullian (c. 155-220 A.D.), one of the early Church fathers. The whole idea of martyrdom, shedding one’s blood for the sake of religion, stinks of fundamentalist extremism and most people (especially polite Canadians) would reject the suggestion that we could or should be martyrs for any cause. Yet, for almost 300 years after the Apostles began proclaiming that Christ was “risen indeed,” the Christian Church was nothing if not an organization of martyrs. The reasons for this are complex, but it is enough to say that Christianity was an easy scapegoat for wide range of ills in the declining Roman Empire. For Christians, faith was inseparable from the real possibility of physical martyrdom. More than that, physical torture and death for one’s faith was a defining characteristic of Christian identity. How could it be otherwise when Roman Imperial law literally stated, “non licet esse christianos,” meaning, “Christians may not exist”? Both Eastern Orthodox and

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

Roman Catholic traditions still regard the Church as a church of the martyrs and martyrdom as a quintessential vocation of all Christians. This is not, of course, the grotesque and deformed excuses for “martyrdom” associated with such acts as the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S., but rather martyrdom as the Apostles understood and taught as a result of their encounter with the crucified and risen Jesus Christ. The word “martyr” comes from the Greek word meaning “witness.” As such, the Apostles saw their first task to witness to the

identity of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who was crucified and risen from the dead: “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses [literally, martyrs] in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) This witness did not mean inflicting violence on others. Jesus explicitly forbade his disciples to take up arms, fight and die for his cause (Matt. 26:52 and John 18:36. An early apologist, writing an open letter to one of the emperors in the early second century, declares that “[Christians] obey the established laws, but in their own lives they go far beyond what the laws require. They love all men, and by all are persecuted (letter to Diognetus). Thus, Christian martyrdom was to witness to the unfailing love of God, who in Christ was obedient even to death on the cross (Phil. 2:8). According to the traditional Christian understanding, baptism is the way in which Christians participate spiritually in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They “put on” Christ spiritually (Gal. 3:27). In doing so, the

Christian takes on the challenge of dying to selfishness and participating in the self-emptying love of God for the world. This is martyrdom because it involves dying, not in military conflict, but on the battlefield of one’s ego; not for this or that political or social cause, but for the life of the whole world. For early Christians, physical martyrdom fulfilled the spiritual martyrdom to which they were called in baptism. They refused the political idolatry of burning a pinch of incense to a “divine” Emperor out of the same spirit as they refuse to worship all the other idols in their lives: money, sex and material possessions. All these ideas find a stark illustration in the story of an early Christian martyr, a slave woman named Charitina. Though not yet baptised, she believed in Jesus and proclaimed him boldly. When persecutions arose, her master turned her over to the Roman governor, who ordered her hair cut off, burning coals poured over her head and her body pierced with lances. Thrown into a lake with a stone tied around her neck, she managed

to clamber out, crying out as she did: “This is my baptism!” After other tortures, she gave up her soul to God. This is a shocking story, but no more shocking than what can be seen in an episode of Game of Thrones. Much like the early centuries of the Christian era, our era mingles the glorification of horrendous violence with excesses of laxity, hedonism and amorality. Now, more than ever, the experiences of the early Church call us to respond as St. Charitina did, neither offering violence in exchange for violence, nor falling prey to moral timidity and passive compromise of our core beliefs. Between violent conservatism and permissive liberalism, the Christian martyrs call us to boldly die to our selfish, self-centered ways, and so bear witness to the love of the God who gave everything, even His own life, out of love for the world. Submissions to the Faith page can be sent to editor@kamloops thisweek.com. Submissions should be no more than 600 words in length.

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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.

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What Does My Future Hold?, acrylic, Cheryl Christian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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MARTY HASTINGS/KTW Raiya Matonovich (left) is posting world-class running times and her sister, Jayse, is a promising high school basketball prospect.

800m time by a Grade 8 girl in 2021, the mark previously held by Elliana Lomeli of Clovis, Calif. Lomeli ran 2:15.53 on April 29. The fastest time posted in the world in 2021 by a 2007born female is 2:08.45, the feat accomplished on Feb. 6 by Ivy Boothroyd of Sydney, Australia. Raiya slots in at No. 2. (Find the North American records on athletic.net and the world records on worldathletics. org.) The under-16 B.C. provincial

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basketball team, knew early on Raiya was a force of nature. “Jayse was such a great child. I said, ‘This is easy. I could do this again,’ and then Raiya came along and I was like, ‘Whoa, we’re stopping right there,” Sukh said with a laugh. The sticktoitiveness is evident and illustrated well in Raiya’s comeback from an injury — hairline stress fracture in her foot— she suffered in September. See SIBLING, A32

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“In the beginning, for sure, I was very upset, but I had time to reflect,” said Raiya, whose father, John, played soccer at Cariboo College. “I listened to a lot of inspirational people. For example, David Goggins. “One of his quotes is, ‘When you get knocked down, you have to come back better than you were before.’ My mindset was I’m going to get better times than before. I’m not going to let this bring me down. It drove me to the point where I’m at now. It still does today.” Raiya’s grit was evident from an early age. Sukh calls her recovery in kindergarten from a collapsed lung a Christmas miracle. “She was emergency airlifted to Children’s Hospital,” Sukh said. “She went through trauma and they said she might not ever be able to run. “We sit around and chuckle

about that now.” The pandemic shutdown in B.C. coincided with the loss of Sukh’s mom, Gian Heer, who died last March. “We regrouped as a family,” Sukh said. “I think that’s when the journey started for the girls. When the world shuts down, you have to look for other things to do.” Jayse and Raiya have always sharpened each other through sibling grind, but never more so than during the pandemic. “We push each other,” Jayse said. “We support each other.”

Added Raiya: “Sometimes we get a bit heated. But that’s sports, right? You’ve got to get down and dirty going against each other. That’s what we love about it. We’re both so competitive.” Both were heavily involved with the Thompson Okanagan Football Club, but have stepped away to focus on basketball and running. Raiya rebounds for Jayse in their backyard court. They took up mountain biking. Jayse rides her bike and accompanies her sister while she runs. They train

regularly with TRU WolfPack athletic therapist Kevin Brechin. Jayse, who spent much of last summer with BC United Basketball Club and coaches Aman Heran and Rich Chambers, has been drilling morning, noon and night, including once or twice a week under the tutelage of WolfPack head coach Goran Nogic. Ken Olynyk, father of NBA star Kelly Olynyk and former WolfPack athletics director, has also coached Jayse. In March, Varsity Letters, the website run by B.C. high school sports guru Howard Tsumura, posted a list of 15 female AAA basketball players to watch in 2021-2022. The list, compiled by the B.C. Secondary Schools Girls Basketball Association, includes Jayse. “That made me feel really good,” said Jayse, point guard for the Sa-Hali Sabres, coached by athletics

director Jody Vosper. Both Matonovich girls will have post-secondary options. Raiya has her eyes on Stanford. Neither Jayse nor Raiya will be leaving Kamloops before earning their high school diplomas at Sa-Hali. “I grew up in this community and I have a lot of faith in the people that live here, in the kind of expertise and world-class facilities we have,” said Sukh, associate director of student research and public engagement at TRU. “Family values are our core. They’ll stay home with us right through Grade 12.” That leaves a few more years for Kamloopsians to catch a glimpse of the storm. “When I see something ahead of me, I want to achieve it,” Raiya said. “I just go for it. “When you’re so passionate about something, you just attack it and keep on attacking it until you achieve it.”

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Matt Bardsley has resigned from his position as general manager of the Kamloops Blazers. “It’s a decision we made as a family and, yeah, it hasn’t been easy, but it’s just one we felt was the right one for our family,” Bardsley said. Bardsley and his wife, Stacy, have two children — twoyear-old Vince and five-yearold Brooke — and family in Oregon and California. Stacy’s parents have not seen their grandkids in nearly two years. Bardsley’s parents have not seen the grandchildren in about a year and a half. “It’s impacted us,” Bardsley said. “And if we were going to make it, it was right for the organization to do it now, rather than wait until August or September to see where things are at and change then.”

Bardsley said he does not have a job lined up. He is not certain where his family will settle south of the border. “That’s the other challenge, is we’re kind of going a bit blind on it,” Bardsley said. “Most people, when you make a transition, you usually have something in place. We don’t, but we just felt, ‘Let’s go ahead and make that decision and see where things are at.’” Why now, with the pandemic’s grip appearing to loosen and increasing vaccination numbers? “Those are some things we did discuss, but we just felt it’s important to know where we can be,” Bardsley said. “In the states, it’s a lot more mobile right now. If we are in Portland, Washington or California, we know we can still get to and from to see family, as opposed to waiting to see when things will be lifted.” Bardsley was named GM on

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June 1, 2018. Over three seasons with the Blazers, the club posted a record of 87-54-9-3 and won two B.C. Division championships. He was named Western Conference executive of the year for the 2019-2020 season. The Blazers have potential to compete for a third consecutive division title next season and have built a team that has aspirations to host the 2023 Memorial Cup. “It’s really hard [to leave] if I’m being honest with you,” Bardsley said. “Our goal was to be here for a long time. It’s really difficult, but I do feel good knowing that it [the team] is in a really good spot.” Blazers’ majority owner Tom Gaglardi and president Don Moores made a push to change Bardsley’s mind. “Absolutely we did,” Moores said. “It meant a lot to him. It probably threw him off a bit, just in the sense he had made

a decision, but when we said that, he thought about it a little bit further. “We’ve always been quite close. I know he’s been struggling for a while with COVID and the family situation. To actually hear he had come to the decision was certainly a big surprise and disappointing, for sure, but understandable.” Bardsley will remain in Kamloops until June 30 and is available to assist with hiring his replacement. Moores said the organization is thrilled with director of player personnel Robbie Sandland and there are no plans to make changes to the scouting staff. “With people like [director of hockey] Tim O’Donovan, Robbie Sandland and [head coach] Shaun Clouston, we feel we are pretty well-positioned to take our time and make sure we make the right decision,” Moores said.

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rchaeology is a pretty old science. People have been practising archaeology in some form or another for hundreds (arguably thousands) of years. One of the hallmarks of archaeological practice is documenting everything we see, everything we did (or didn’t do) and how, exactly, we did it. University libraries, archives and museums around the globe are filled not only with the belongings, or artifacts, of past cultures collected by archaeologists, but also with mountains of paper field notes, maps, photographs, negatives, slides and reports. Until the late 1970s to early 1980s, archaeologists used paper notebooks, various field instruments, film cameras and typewriters to document their research. Site maps and locations were painstakingly prepared using compasses, transits and measuring tape. Rolls of photographs were taken, developed and archived to document archaeological projects and sites. The vagaries of field conditions often meant archaeologists would not know if their photographs turned out until after they returned from the field. The digitization of archaeology began with the more widespread accessibility of computer and software applications in the 1970s, which became mainstream in the 1980s. Digital file storage and a

backspace key that could actually erase a mistake saved untold hours of re-typing pages. Spreadsheet software allowed archaeologists to compile and analyze large amounts of data that previously had to be done manually. The 1990s and 2000s saw several key technologies become mainstream practice in archaeology. The digital camera allowed archaeologists the ability to take as many photos as they wanted and to view them immediately. Global positioning systems (GPS) and handheld GPS units meant archaeologists could now navigate to and plot sites much more accurately and with less effort than before. Modern digital surveying

equipment meant archaeological sites could be mapped more accurately and with more detail than ever before. Archaeologists (often with assistance from trained technicians) could digitally map and analyze the spatial relationships of sites with modern geographic information systems (GIS) software. The widespread adoption of the internet allowed archaeologists to share and access digital archaeological information more quickly and in new ways. Many governments began providing archaeologists, Indigenous groups and other land users with online archaeological databases, mapping applications and report libraries to aid in research and archaeological resource management.

Let’s move forward together.

Despite this, nothing had quite replaced the trusty notebook, compass, tape measures and paper maps. The 2010s and 2020s saw another wave of technological innovation that is changing how many archaeologists practise fieldwork. The widespread use of highprecision 3D mapping of the landscape (called LiDAR) has allowed archaeologists to find lost cities in the Amazon rainforest without ever leaving their comfy office chairs. The rapid evolution of handheld computing (tablets and cellphones) and the resulting proliferation of apps have combined many tools (camera, GPS, GIS software, notebook, and maps) into one integrated device.

The development of cloud computing and virtual work spaces has allowed archaeologists to bring GIS tools, databases and mapping software into the field. The falling cost of surveygrade GPS receivers has made these powerful mapping aids more accessible to archaeologists. It is now possible to conduct all aspects of archaeological practice without needing a single piece of paper. Done correctly, digital archaeology saves countless hours of searching (in libraries and jungles), transcription, scanning, data entry and forests of paper. Site maps are more accurate and quicker to produce in a GIS, especially when field mapping is done digitally. Many archaeologists have traded in some of their skills in map and compass navigation, drawing and sketching for coding and geographic information systems certificates. Museums, libraries, archives and governments are trading in their stacks for server farms. The last 40-ish years of archaeological practice has been a transition from analogue to digital. The next generation of archaeologists will be digital archaeology natives. I’ll still carry around my notebook and compass though, just in case. Ramsay McKee is a Kamloopsbased archaeologist. Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the region. Interested in more? Go online to republicofarchaeology.ca.

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

2040 Galore Cres $1,119,900

G PENDIN • Gently sloping residential .20 acre building lot • Beautiful Logan Lake BC • Premium mountain and valley view • Underground services available: hydro, sewer, water, and natural gas • Logan Lake offers plenty of outdoor activities: hunting, fishing, golfing, hiking, and skiing • Kamloops only 35 minutes away • Build your dream home!

• Perfect for Investors and First Time Home Buyers • Close to amenities, shopping, and river trails • Welcoming curb appeal, covered parking • Additional parking off the alley access in the rear yard • 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, laundry on main • Updated kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances • Generous sized living and dining areas • Lower level: 2 bedrooms, a 3-piece bathroom, a wet bar along with it’s own separate entry and laundry • Potential income for the entire home is $3200+/month • Quick possession possible

• Open concept floor plan • Legal one bedroom suite • High end finishings • Oversized lot with an abundance of parking a private backyard! • Main floor: 3 bedrooms, including executive master bedroom with 5-piece en-suite and massive walk in closet! • Main floor: Laundry room, another full bathroom and the exquisite living, dining and kitchen areas • Lower floor: An additional bedroom, powder room, storage room and generous sized mud room • Lower floor: A separate suite with its own entrance, bathroom, kitchen and bedroom allowing for a perfect mortgage helper • Modern design • Close proximity to schools and amenities

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

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


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FANTASTIC LOCATION IN THE PARK • Large doublewide in Oakdale trailer park • 1400 Sqft, 3 bed 2 bath

55+ LARGER 2 BEDROOM UNIT • Custom design for wheel chair bath • Vacant w/Sundeck & mountain view • All appliances & Air Conditioner

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102-2400 OAKDALE WAY

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$520,000

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SOUTH KAMLOOPS

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$415,000

D L O S

NORTH KAMLOOPS

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

$569,000

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

SPECTACULAR RIVER & VALLEY VIEW • Handy Man Special or Great Fix'N Flip • Great yard Plus Detached Garage + Carport • +2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths

LARGE .23 ACRES RT-1 CORNER LOT • C/Air, New Furnace, All Appliances • 3 Bedroom & Updated 4pc bath • New flooring & Vinyl Windows

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

304-550 LORNE ST

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

499 STRATHCONA TERRACE

2590 TRANQUILLE ROAD

303-15 HUDSONS BAY TRAIL

$599,900

$625,000

$723,500

$749,900

$830,000

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

D L O S

SOUTH KAMLOOPS

D L O S

ABERDEEN

D L O S

PINEVIEW VALLEY

D L O S

BACHELOR HEIGHTS

BROCKLEHURST

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

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

BREATHTAKING VIEW RANCHER

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

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

377 SEYMOUR STREET W.

4-2020 VAN HORNE DRIVE

1835 LODGEPOLE DRIVE

2047 SADDLEBACK DRIVE

NEW BUILD W/2956 SQFT • 5 Bedrms + Den & Finished basement • All Appliances, C/Air included • Landscaping & UG Spklers 844 CRESLINE ST

$830,000

$885,000

$949,900

$1,040,000

LOT FOR SALE

BROCKLEHURST

NEW BUILD W/2956 SQFT • 5 Bedrms + Den & Finished basement • All Appliances, C/Air included • Landscaping & UG Spklers 848 CRESLINE ST

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BROCKLEHURST

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

D L O S TOBIANO

SOUTH THOMPSON VALLEY

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

STUNNING GOLF COURSE HOME • Double garage & golf cart garage • Island Kitchen + 4 bedrooms • Amazing basement rec room + theatre

228 HOLLOWAY DR

3544 NAVATANEE DRIVE

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

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FALL

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Activity Guide 2021 City of Kamloops

DO NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! BOOK BY JULY 23

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Fall Activity Guide

Contact Linda Bolton to book your ad for the upcoming Activity Guide

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Online - 6:30 am | In Person/Phone - 10:00 am

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731 MCCURRACH ROAD $699,900

2671 PARKVIEW DRIVE $699,900

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

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

KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

The City of Kamloops and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc have renewed their fire service agreement, which will have Kamloops Fire Rescue provide fire protection and rescue services to reserve lands for the next three years. The new agreement includes language and definitions around cultural burning as a right and responsibility of Indigenous peoples and a practice undertaken by Tk’emlúps membership. This addition to the agreement highlights the importance of cultural

understanding and a commitment to continuous learning, according to a release from the City of Kamloops. “Negotiations for agreements like this provide an opportunity to enhance cultural awareness and understanding,” Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said. In addition to fire protection and rescue services, Kamloops Fire Rescue will provide FireSmart education to the Tk’emlúps membership, the Sk’elep School of Excellence and Little Fawn Day Care and work with Tk’emlúps to regularly share FireSmart and firerelated information to

the community. “This agreement has been finalized in a way that is supported by both councils, while upholding respect and trust in a common effort to community safety,” Tk’emlúps Chief Rosanne Casimir said. The annual fee for fire service paid by Tk’emlúps varies each year based on the City of Kamloops’ cost to provide services and the number of serviced properties. It is estimated to be more than $1.1 million for the first year of service. The agreement will be in effect until March 31, 2024, with an optional two-year extension.

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...selling Kamloops every day™ Phil.Dabner@evrealestate.com | phildabner@telus.net | phildabner.evrealestate.com

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©2019 Engel & Völkers. All rights reserved. Each brokerage independently owned and operated. Engel & Völkers and its independent License Partners are Equal Opportunity Employers and fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act. • Serving Kamloops since 1991

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

1712 North River Drive - Sellers are on the move. Occupancy can be mid-july if needed. This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is centrally located in batchelor heights. The lot size is approx 10,000 + sq. Ft. The main floor has an open design. The kitchen and dining area have access to the fenced yard and overlook the living area with f/p and access to large covered deck. The lower level has a spacious rec-room, family room with f/p laundry room and utility room with access to single car attached garage. The asking price is reflective on updates needed on interior and exterior. ASKING $549,900

11-6000 Valley Drive - What a wonderful opportunity to purchase a one-owner townhome in the heart of Sun Peaks Village. Morrisey & Orient Express lifts out your door and village square a 10 minute walk. This 2 storey townhouse has 1,052 sf of living space with 2 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Purchase price includes furniture and household items. Strata $476/mth, taxes $2,960/ yr. Outdoor recreation right out your door, now that’s living! $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. $459,900

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

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

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

301 - 429 St. Paul Street - This is the sweet spot for downtown living. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with in unit laundry, north east facing covered balcony, step saver kitchen with 4 appliances & under cabinet lighting, storage locker on same floor, 1 underground secure parking. Building amenities include elevator, intercom, mail room, rooftop terrace with BBQ, amenities room, bike storage, rentals allowed, hot water included in strata of $269.39/mth. OFFERED at $329,800

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405-120 VERNON AVENUE $279,900 • MLS®161766 • Immaculate top floor 1 bedroom + Den, 1 bathroom unit in The Willows (55+) • 1 small pet allowed with strata approval, no rentals allowed • Quick possession possible

South Kamloops

17-700 COLLINGWOOD DRIVE $299,900 • MLS®162046 • Nice 3 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse in Westport Townhomes • Lots of updating throughout • No rental restrictions, 1 dog or 1 cat allowed with strata approval

303-550 LORNE STREET $419,900 • MLS®162128 • Centrally located 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment in Pioneer Landing • Includes storage locker and 1 parking stall • Quick possession possible

SOLD Dufferin

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#3-1855 HILLSIDE DRIVE • $499,900 • MLS®161893

385 CHERRY AVENUE • $589,900 • MLS®161771

• Rancher style bareland strata with 1+2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms • Main floor laundry and low strata fee of $170/month • No rentals allowed, 1 dog or cat allowed with strata approval

• Well maintained original 1 owner home with 3+1 bedroom 2 bathrooms • Very central location close to all amenities • Quick possession possible

SOLD tobiano #4-175 HOLLOWAY DRIVE • $649,900 • MLS®161869 • Beautiful end up in Lakestar with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms • Stunning views of Kamloops Lake • Pet & rental friendly with restrictions

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


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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, love and romance are definitely in your favor this week. If you have been pondering setting up a date or taking a spouse out for a night on the town, do it.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Even the best partnerships can be challenging, Taurus. Right now neither one of you is looking to take the lead. Even if it means flipping a coin, someone has to step up.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, grab what you want this week, but remember that the more tightly you try to hang on to it, the more likely it will slip through your fingers. Employ some give and take.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

LIBRA

Cancer, you may be unsure of which way a relationship is leaning and waiting for the other person to make the next move. Don’t let opportunities pass you by.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

MAY 26 - JUNE 1, 2021 - Sept 23/Oct 23

Other people are not mind readers, Libra. If you need something or are unhappy with a situation, you must speak up. Address concerns promptly.

SCORPIO

Leo, if a supervisor seems set in his or her ways, you might have to present your proposal in language that will appeal to this person the most.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

- Oct 24/Nov 22

It is quite easy to manipulate a situation if others aren’t paying attention, Scorpio. If you are guiding or mentoring someone, exercise caution to stay neutral.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Virgo, if you are off doing your own thing, you may have to instruct others who count on you how to proceed in your absence. Keep the lines of communication open.

Don’t get ahead of yourself by projecting scenarios that may never see the light of day, Sagittarius. It’s better to live in the present and then adjust to what comes your way.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Your thoughts may be pulling you one way and then another, Capricorn. Find focus by zeroing in on the main thing that needs the most attention at this point.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you may have to take a more reserved approach to get where you need to go. Even still, your love for adventure and freedom can be compelling motivators.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20

Figure out your needs before making long-term plans with others. Even though you’re sure of yourself, sometimes you let others take the lead.

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

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For Sale - Misc 1 Package (6) of galvanized tomato cages $5.00. 250-376-6607. 6pc patio set. $350. 6pc Bedroom set $695. Entertainment centre. $175. 250-374-8285. Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?

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Plants / Shrubs / Trees Scotch Pine trees smaller ponderosa in pots 2ft (50) $10 each obo 250376-6607

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

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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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BROCK Multi-Family. Cul-de-sac McGillivray St. Sat & Sun, May 29th/30th. 9am-4pm. Hshld items, clothing, jewelry, tools, tiles, bathroom vanities, camping gear, games. Something for everyone! Covid Rules Apply. BROCK Sat, May 29th. 8am-4pm. 2336 Moody Avenue. Fantastic Yard sale, tools, furniture, fridge. Ladies clothing, shoes and acc., home decor, lots of great stuff. Covid Rules Apply. LOGAN LAKE Moving Sale: Copper Valley Resort, 19 Apex Dr Sat May 29th & Sun May 30th 10am - 4pm. Everything must go! Sm trailer for storage, 17ft aluminum canoe, complete house furniture. Lots for everyone. Covid Rules Apply. WESTSYDE Sat, May 29th. 9am-3pm. 846 Sumac Place. Misc. hshld items. Covid Rules Apply. WESTMOUNT Saturday, May 29th. 9:30am-2:30pm. 1763 Sheridan Drive. Hshld goods, tools, furn, craft supplies. Covid Rules Apply.

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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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BROCK Sat & Sun, May 29/30th. 9am-2pm. 1030 North Glen Drive. Downsizing Everything Must Go! Covid Rules Apply.

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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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Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipal Council gives notice that it will hold a Public meeting Via Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook to review the proposed amendments to the Development Cost Charges Bylaw The draft bylaw is available on our website under ‘Draft Bylaws’.

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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 claim listed below. The mineral claim will be surveyed by a BCLS, whose field notes and plans will be approved by the Surveyor General.

Take notice that ZMM Canada Minerals Corp., client number 280832, has applied to the Chief Gold Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia, for a mining lease of minerals identified by the mineral claims listed below. The mineral claims will be surveyed by a BCLS, whose field notes and plans will be approved by the Surveyor General.

The following mineral claim, located approximately 42km southeast of Kamloops, is subject to the mining lease application: • Title Number 1044521 • Mineral Titles Map Number 082L041 Posted at the Chief Gold Commissioner’s office in Vancouver, British Columbia, this 27th day of April 2021.

The following mineral claims, located approximately 32km east southeast of Kamloops, are subject to the mining lease application: • •

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

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

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School District No. 73 KAMLOOPS-THOMPSON

Commercial Transportation Mechanic School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) is currently accepting applications for a Commercial Transportation Mechanic in Kamloops. Under the limited supervision of the Mechanic Foreman and/ or Manager of Transportation, the incumbent is required to perform a variety of skilled tasks at the Journeyman level related to the mechanic trade. Work is varied and requires independent judgement and initiative supplemented by technical expertise. Qualifications: • Grade 12 supplemented by full qualifications at the Journeyman level. • Must possess a valid Mechanic’s TQ certificate plus five years’ proven previous work experience in the mechanic field. • Must possess a valid Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate. • Valid B.C. Class 2 Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement. • Must be physically able to perform all duties of the position. Applications should include, but are not limited to, the following information: • Work history • Indication of a valid Class 2 driver’s license with Air Brake Endorsement If you have the above qualifications, please submit your written application by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 to makeafuture.ca/Kamloops-thompson, or to: Sherry Kristjanson, Manager of Transportation School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) 710 McGill Road Kamloops BC V2C 0A2 E-mail to skristjanson@sd73.bc.ca

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Certified Education Assistant Interpreter School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) is currently accepting applications for a CEA Interpreter (ASL). The Interpreter will provide service for the deaf and hard of hearing child(ren) in School District No. 73. The incumbent must have a demonstrated understanding of language implications for the education of deaf and hard of hearing students and competency in adapting to various signing styles along the communication continuum. The Interpreter is expected to possess the knowledge and ability to translate and interpret, in sign language, the language complexities of the classroom(s) at a level consistent with student(s) cognitive and academic needs. The incumbent will be required to provide technical, manual and/or hands on support to students and teachers while organizing and participating in instruction for deaf/hard of hearing student(s). Work is varied in that it could involve working with students and/or teachers as either part of a classroom team or providing District support in their area of expertise. Qualifications: • Grade 12 supplemented by a minimum of two (2) years post-secondary education in a recognized program in the field employed: • Certification in American Sign Language and Interpretive Study. • Qualified to interpret/transcribe as evidenced by a screening committee comprised of the deaf/blind community members at a paraprofessional interpreter/ transcriber level. Applications should include proof of Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI) Certification. If you have the above qualifications, please submit your written application by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 to makeafuture.ca/Kamloops-thompson.

Deadline to apply: Friday, June 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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1 YEAR MENTOR CONTRACT TO CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN TRAINING POSITION FOR TSIDELDEL FIRST NATION

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School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) is currently accepting applications for the position of International Student Program (ISP) Office Manager. This challenging exempt position serves as the first level of support to the International Student Program. The position is service oriented; the incumbent must be personable and understanding towards the intercultural nature of the position. The position requires outstanding professional competence combined with a high degree of discretion and confidentiality. Work is varied and requires independent judgement, initiative and the ability to work unsupervised for extended periods of time. Applications should include the following information: • Work history • Demonstrated experience in International K-12 Education • Cover letter • Three professional references Please submit your written application by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 via makeafuture.ca/Kamloops-thompson.

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JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN Zimmer GM is seeking motivated and professional team players to join our organization and drive the success of our company. We are seeking a journeyman technician to work with our team of dedicated professionals. We provide: • On-going GM factory training • Up-to-date tooling and equipment • Ability to earn well above average salary in our busy service department • Benefits including short term and long-term disability, extended medical plans • Opportunity to work in a team environment with many technicians that have 20 plus years at Zimmer GM Job Specifications: • Journeyman technician with Red Seal • Be comfortable work shop manual flow charts • Have extensive knowledge of HVAC, engine/drivetrain, emissions, cooling, exhaust, brakes, steering and electronic systems • Use OEM diagnostic equipment and computers and other testing devices • Able to work independently with minimal supervision • History of working on GM vehicles an asset • Work cooperatively with service advisors • At times interact with customers politely and professionally • Return all warranty parts to parts department • Valid B.C. drivers license • Able to multi-task If you are looking for an advancement in career, please forward your resume in confidence to David Dryburgh: ddryburgh@mbkamloops.com Job Type: Full-time Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: $60,190.00-$90,000.00 per year COVID-19 considerations: Zimmer Auto Group follows all provincial mandated Covid protocols

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26th Anniversary In Loving Memory of

Evaggelos Vaggeli Moutsos

CWC

April 18, 1970 - May 29, 1995

There was not time to say Goodbye The day you went away You left us so suddenly

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Twenty-six years ago.

We are trying to live – day by day. How can we do this? We wish it weren’t this way. This love for you is ours to keep; Pain is the price for love so deep.

You’re with us everyday – you lie in our hearts, And none of this will ever depart. We look at your pictures, and remember with love, Because you’re at peace now ... with God above. We love & miss you, Vaggeli You are in our hearts forever

Vaggeli, You Are With Us Always & Will Remain In Our Hearts Forever!

Love Mom, Dad,

brother George, sister Sophia, nieces Adrianna & Alissa and his many friends XOXOX

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

In Loving Memory of

In Loving Memory of

Dean Allan Cooper

Carmen Candido

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.

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.

In life loved you dearly In death I love you still In my heart you hold a place, no one else could ever fill.

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.

I miss you so much Carman.

Now my life is all confused Since you went away. You took a part of me And for help I daily pray.

Love always, your wife Linda

A year has passed since you left us. We miss your smile, your laughter, your light hearted sarcasm and all the sports statistics. After a year of waiting, Dean was laid to rest at the Hillside Cemetery in Kamloops on May 21, 2021 surrounded by family and friends.

Forever in our hearts, always in our minds. Mom, Doug and Jody


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July 3, 1930 - May 12, 2021

February 21, 1938 - May 12, 2021

Quietly and peacefully and surrounded by her family, Maria Braida passed away at Kamloops Hospice in the very early morning hours of Wednesday, May 12, 2021. She is now tending God’s garden and is reunited with the love of her life, our dad Lelio, who predeceased her in 2014. Maria was born July 3, 1930 in Palazzolo dello Stella in the province of Udine in Italy to Giovanni and Catterina Rassatti. She met dad as a young teenager and they married in August 1953. Dad worked in the coal mines in Belgium so mom lived with his parents and raised her two oldest daughters, Ivana and Daniela, on the family farm. She and dad wanted a better life for their family so he came to Canada in 1955 in search of work and, after crossing the country from coast to coast, finally settled in Kamloops. In 1958, dad sent for mom and his two girls. It is hard to imagine how difficult the journey was for mom - she was 28 years old, spoke only Italian, and had a 5 year old and a 3 1/2 year old as travelling companions. She came by boat from Venice to Halifax, landing at the now-famous Pier 21, along with many other Italian immigrants. From there, she and the two girls boarded a train and headed for Kamloops - a long 4-day journey on a train that mom called a “cattle car”, very unlike the more luxurious trains she was used to in Italy. Finally, the family was reunited and, within a year, the youngest daughter, Bertina, was born. Dad had bought a little war-time house on Pine Street and that is where he and mom spent all of their lives, raising their children, tending their gardens, and making a home. Mom had very definite priorities in her life: her husband, her children, her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter, cooking for family and friends, and her flower garden. She was a born homemaker who kept an immaculate house and made sure everyone was always well-dressed and well-fed. She loved to cook but was also an amazing baker. Her patience knew no bounds and she tackled complex cake and cookie recipes with great gusto. To this day, we all remember her famous ‘ice cream cake’ - a treat that was always requested for family dinners and birthdays! She also made sure that we grew up sampling all of the best Italian treats - crostolli and ‘peach’ cookies at Christmas, and panettone at Easter. When it came to her garden, roses were her most favourite flower and she had an abundance of them in the front yard of the little Pine Street house. Passersby often stopped by the front gate to compliment her on the beautiful display. In the last few years, mom suffered from several debilitating illnesses and her health slowly declined. Her family is grateful that she is finally at peace, though she is dearly missed by all. Mom was predeceased by her mother and father (Giovanni and Catterina), two sisters (Elidia and Beppina) and four brothers (Ettore, Gino, Italo and Anzu), and her husband of 61 years, Lelio. She leaves behind to cherish her memory three daughters: Ivana Hamm (Homer), Daniela Braida, and Bertina Mitchell. As well, she will be dearly missed by her two grandchildren Ryan Mitchell and Kayla Cupello (Joe), and the newest apple of her eye - her seven year old great-granddaughter Maria Cupello, along with many friends in the Italian community. The family would like to thank Dr. T.M.A. Patterson for her great care as mom’s family doctor for many years. As well, they wish to extend their thanks to Dr. Montgomery and Dr. Rollheiser from 5 South at RIH, and nurses Kylie and Julie who took great care of mom during her nearly two week stay in hospital. The family is especially grateful for the care and compassion that was shown to our mom during her stay at Kamloops Hospice - they truly were special angels that helped her on her journey to a better life. Mom’s Funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, May 17, 2021 by Father Thomas Arackal. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery where she now rests next to dad.

David Salisbury Keppel-Jones died peacefully at home surrounded by close family members on May 12, 2021 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was predeceased by his father Arthur Mervyn KeppelJones and mother Eileen Mary Keppel-Jones (nee Bate). He is survived by his wife Christa Elizabeth Keppel-Jones (nee Van Eysinga), his son Anthony Nicholas KeppelJones (Mylene Godin), five grand-children - Jaelen Godin (Samuel Laliberte), Nathaniel Godin (Genevieve Cardinal), Benjamin, Amy and David Elie Keppel-Jones, five great-grandchildren - Noah Eliot, Leila Rose, Maina, Heidi and Joel. He also leaves to cherish his memory his mother-in-law, Elisabeth Van Eysinga, an identical twin brother Michael Keppel-Jones (Gizella) and younger sister Diana Duncan-Fletcher (Fred Fletcher) plus six nieces and nephews and five great-nieces and nephews. David was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1938 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1959 at age 21 when his father took up a position as a history professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. David received a Killam Fellowship in 1967 to study for a year at Dalhousie University, and completed his university studies at Queen’s, graduating with a PhD in English Literature. He taught English literature and composition at several Canadian universities, including Renison College and St Jerome’s College at the University of Waterloo and, most recently, at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Poetry and poetic metre was a particular love and, after years of meticulous research on the topic, his authoritative book The Strict Metrical Tradition -- Variations in the Literary Iambic Pentameter from Sidney and Spenser to Matthew Arnold was published in 2001. Music formed a large part of David’s life and he played the violin and later the viola with many chamber groups and community orchestras, latterly for more than 11 years with the Thompson Valley Orchestra in Kamloops, BC. He was also a lifelong choir singer, both with church and community choirs, most recently singing with Vivace Chorale in Kamloops, BC. David loved nature and being active outdoors. As a young man living in Ontario, hiking, biking, camping and boating trips on small lakes and waterways were, in summer, his leisure time passions. Winter seasons often saw him enjoying snow based activities such as downhill and cross-country skiing. From his childhood days in South Africa, climbing mountains had always had a particular draw for David and ever since moving to BC in 1980, his family was taken every summer, when possible, to camp and go hiking on the mountain trails in the Rockies, with Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Yoho National Park being favourite destinations. As per his wishes, David’s body will be cremated. Family members will gather at a future date to scatter his ashes near his favourite hiking spots in the Rockies. A Memorial Service will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Penticton, BC at a future date, once Covid restrictions are lifted and make such a gathering possible. Appreciation: On behalf of the family we would like to extend our appreciation for all the love and support we have received over the last few years of David’s life. In particular, we would like to thank Dr. Fathima Abdul Hameed for her compassionate personal touch in caring for David and our family since we moved to Penticton. We would also like to thank all the case workers and caregivers of Interior Health Home Support Services who made our lives so much easier in providing daily help in caring for David this past year. Donations in memory of David can be made to the following: Thompson Valley Orchestra, Box 555, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5L2 www.thompsonvalleyorchestra.ca Parkinson Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M2P 2A9 www.parkinson.ca

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations in mom’s name be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association in appreciation for the great care they gave mom during her last days. Donations can be sent to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice.

Condolences and tributes can be directed to: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, PO Box 788, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0. www.nunes-pottinger.com

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Edwin Mathew Neilly

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 sold their business and Ed moved on to sell Commercial and 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 include 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 in! He taught us all to work hard, be gracious, have empathy 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

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Connolly who died peacefully in Royal Inland Hospital on May 17, 2021 aged 77 years. She is remembered with love by her partner Gabriel Connolly, daughter Connie Connolly (Ireland), son Corey Andersen (Kamloops), step-daughter Lisa Connolly (Kamloops), step- son Dave Connolly (Calgary), daughters-in-law Lynne and Trish, son-in-law Eddy and grandchildren Evan (Natalia), Jonathan, Abby, Brady, Ryder, Joshua, Brandon, Taylor and Davey Jr. Anne was predeceased by her parents Abram and Marie Kehler, husband Rick Andersen and son-in-law Dermot Connolly. Anne was born in Langevin District (Altona), Manitoba, January 25, 1944. Anne moved to Kamloops in 1971 with her husband Rick Andersen and owned and operated Thompson Drywall and Enderby Hockey School. Rick and Anne were lifelong supporters of hockey in Kamloops and hosted billets from the Kamloops Rockets and Chiefs for many years. Anne was a lady of deep faith who worked tirelessly as a hairdresser in salons and later in the homes of her clients as well as being a very talented baker and seamstress. Anne maintained her links with her many cousins in Altona, Manitoba and never forgot her Mennonite values and traditions. In recent times, Anne and Gabriel enjoyed retirement and spending time with their many friends and proudly following the activities of their grandchildren in Ireland and Canada. Anne will be dearly missed by her immediate family, cousins Anne (Bob) Doerksen (Altona), Albert (Bonnie) Penner (West St. Paul, Manitoba) and her extended family circle in Kamloops, BC., Altona, Manitoba and Ireland. Invitations to Anne’s graveside ceremony on Thursday, May 27, 2021 will be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. For further information, please contact Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Donations to Y Women’s Emergency Shelter, 400 Battle Street, Kamloops, V2C 2L7 are requested in lieu of flowers. The Connolly and Andersen families would like to thank the staff in RIH Emergency Department for their care and dignity provided to both Anne and her family during her sudden and final illness.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

The Little Unicorn by Peggy Kociscin, Albuquerque, New Mexico

There lived a little unicorn (From when the earth was new), His coat so white it glistened, His eyes a sparkling blue. In innocence and beauty, He danced through woods and streams. The animals danced with him, His heart aglow with dreams. He laughed and played with rainbows, So happy all day through, He loved to kiss the flowers As their petals shone with dew. He wandered through the meadows In the moon’s soft, silver light. He loved to gaze at all the stars That lightened up the night. He listened to the music Of the birds that graced the trees. He frolicked with the butterflies And raced the gentle breeze. But, as he grew and learned of life, The sparkle in his eye Grew misty as he realized Just what it means to cry.

May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of Despair

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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.

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He learned that there are shadows In spite of shining sun.

The more he grew, he found that life Was never always fun. For now he’d learn of feelings That come from deep within; No longer in the “dream world” Where (for so long) he’d been. His gentle heart desired But to know the pleasure of To give and to receive The very precious gift of love. To love meant to be happy, And yet it also brought him pain; For those he loved could hurt him Again.. and yet again. His mother held him lovingly And tried to ease his fears About the sadness life could bring... The lonely, bitter tears. She said, “Life is like a mountain, (And surely this is true) That we must climb as best we can. There’s no ‘around or ‘through.’” The unicorn tried tirelessly, And gave the climb his best; But he felt it was not good enough, He felt he’d failed the test.

He could not understand it When he felt himself rejected – When all his gentle being asked Was but to be accepted. All this was just too much for him, He knew not what to do. That he was special as himself, Somehow, he never knew. His spirit crushed, he felt defeated, And lonely tears would start. Not understanding how to love, It simply broke his heart. But now he’s in a loving place Where all his pain has ceased, Where all accepted him and his love, Where all he knows is peace. A loving Being tells him, “You’re delightful as you are.” His spirit free, his brilliance now Outshines the brightest star!


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Barbara Olsen Barbara Olsen passed away suddenly and peacefully at home at RiverBend Manor on May 18, 2021 at the age of 92 years. She is survived by her children Shirley (Boyd) Gallant, Doug (Marian), Dorothy (Stan) Barron and daughter-in-law Terry Olsen. She is also survived by nine grandchildren Brant and Kendra Olsen (Brian Gillespie), Jeff (Cristin) Gallant, Krista (Steve) Ramsey, Meghan and Mitchell (Mel) Olsen, Payton Comazzetto (Brett Nagy), Melissa Hamm and Teresa (Pat) Grant. Barb also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren Madison and Makaela Gallant, Emelia and Brooke Olsen, Jack and Alex Grant, and Jace Hamm, her sister-in-law Vera Schmaltz of Beiseker, AB and brother-in-law Ernie Corry of Calgary, AB. Barb is predeceased by her husband Stan, son Bob, grandson Brennan Comazzetto, two sisters Albina Schissel and Polly Corry, four brothers Frank, Nick, Ray and Tony Schmaltz and her parents Andrew and Katharina Schmaltz. Mom was born December 4, 1928 in Beiseker, Alberta. She enjoyed her childhood there and after finishing school met Dad. They were married in 1950 and started their family. After many years of hard work, fun and family they relocated to Kamloops in 1964. As well as raising her family Mom worked for Sears and South-Side Physio Clinic for many years. She found time to participate in many sports with softball and curling being her favourites. She played slo-pitch until the ripe old age of 78 participating in the Senior Games throughout BC. She was a season ticket holder of the Kamloops Blazers for many years with three Memorial Cups as her highlights (and probably could still tell us the score of every game). Mom had quite the sense of humour that the family will deeply miss. Her story telling, that many of you know, was quite the feat in itself. A small family service will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11:00am and interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom’s memory to Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1. Condolences may be expressed and a link to view livestreaming of the service may be reached at SchoeningFuneralService.com

Clifford Wayne Harris

January 10, 1947 - May 17, 2021 We are saddened to announce the passing of Clifford Wayne Harris of Kamloops, BC. Cliff is survived by his wife of 49 years Robin, his children Chris-Ann (Bernie), Kevin (Stephanie), Jillian (Jason), and Amber, his grandchildren Bethany, Holly, Savannah, Anna, Olivia, Emily, and Nicole, as well as his brother Allan and sister-in-law Sandi. He was predeceased by his father Herb and mother Ev, his brother Eddy and niece Lonnie. Cliff was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was very proud of his children and all of his granddaughters. He worked at Weyerhaeuser for 32 years and was a volunteer fireman in Clearwater, BC. He loved to fish and go camping. He enjoyed building models and remote controlled boats. Cliff was the best at keeping in touch with all the relatives, and we will miss his updates. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Parkinson’s Society of B.C.

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GIVE LAVISHLY LIVE ABUNDANTLY By Helen Steiner Rice

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

Fly Me He understands every mode of force He knows what’s true of the elements He is subtle but genuine at lift off and landing He is an airplane ride blowing through the clouds He is an airplane window that reveals a whole dimension He is a propeller to delve farther deep into the universe like fractals He is an airplane grounded in the sky mighty with fuel He is an airplane engine efficient, sustaining and swift He is a wing of a plane that stabilizes my lift He has an open storage to keep the baggage balanced on flight He has a trap door that releases the body of pain He has a water tank to keep the peace Here is a safe place to crash A ride in the sky at night reveals a bright shiny movement You, my plane, are visible to the naked eye in each spectrum

by Kathy Ruth Manongdo Written on Father’s Day 2010

Am I your passenger? Am I your wingman? Am I your baggage? Am I your well oiled engine? Am I your wing? Am I your lift in the air? Am I your propeller that thrusts you to a new dimension? I am all that you shape me to be You have a windshield view exposing the picture beyond Only you fit the pilot’s seat As your hands and feet heart and eyes are trained to work the plane You know every part and how to fix it You are navigating by the spirit You belong to a solid tender heart and so accepted as firm to soar You’re worth the shiniest mint coins and bills in circulation and so loved Your competence as an airplane secures my place For more experiences with you Will you invite me onboard?

Psalms 91:4 says, “He shall cover you with His feathers, And under his wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler”


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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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