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A report on the discovery of the remains of 215 children near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School is expected by the end of June. Meanwhile, an apology from Pope Francis has still not been made.

The next municipal election is scheduled to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. Despite the fact voters will not go to polls for another 16 months, the names of some mayoral and councillor hopefuls have emerged.

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The Sahali area will be getting an extensive facelift this summer with upgrades coming to the Columbia Street West Corridor, which consists of three components: • repaving Columbia Street West from McGill Road to Notre Dame Drive (highway boundary), Summit Drive between McGill Road and Columbia Street West, and Notre Dame Drive between Columbia Street West and Summit Drive • water main upgrades along Notre Dame Drive from Columbia Street West to Summit Drive • traffic signalization upgrades to the intersection of Columbia Street West and Notre Dame Drive Construction will begin June 14 and is expected to take approximately two months to complete. Work will start on Notre Dame Drive, which will result in a closure of Notre Dame Drive to westbound traffic. A detour is provided to westbound traffic via Summit Drive. This portion of the project is expected to take approximately three weeks.

June 10, 2021 2:00 pm - Community Services Committee Meeting June 15, 2021 9:00 am - Committee of the Whole 1:30 pm - Regular Council Meeting June 21, 2021 10:00 am - Development and Sustainability Committee Meeting 1:30 pm - Civic Operations Committee Meeting All meetings are currently being held at Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street. The complete 2021 Council Calendar is available online at:

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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 (June 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

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Royal Inland Hospital is the first of the larger hospitals within Interior Health to move to an almost paperless electronic system for all documentation, ordering and communication. However, the timing of the switch — during the pandemic — has some staff saying implementation should have been delayed. DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE

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Some Royal Inland Hospital staff are concerned about the rollout of digital charting at Royal Inland Hospital. The advancing care electronically (ACE) project aims to shift the hospital away from paper-based patient records to an electronic system. The hospital’s emergency department previously implemented the initiative and it is expanding hospital-wide in June. Concerns from within the hospital, however, suggest it may not have been the right time for the shift. BC Nurses’ Union president Christine Sorensen said nurses support electronic charting, but noted the problem with the ACE implementation is that it was planned prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sorensen said the initiative should have

been delayed until the fall, when more people are vaccinated, case counts are down and system pressures are, hopefully, reduced. She called the decision to implement ACE in June “tone deaf.” “Nurses are stretched too thin already and their workloads are excessive,” Sorensen said. “Nurses are working significant amounts of overtime in order to support the health-care system and deliver patient care in the middle of a pandemic with a surgical renewal plan that the government has implemented, while they are short staffed. “It seems very insensitive and unaware of the health authority to implement additional demands on the nurses’ time for an electronic charting system without any consideration for the level of pandemic exhaustion and overwork that these nurses are under.” Two nurses spoke to KTW on the condition of anonymity.

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One nurse reached out before Mother’s Day, which she said is known to be a challenging staffing weekend, and said Royal Inland Hospital is overstretched and understaffed, with ongoing shortages exacerbated by staff leaving to work in public health or vaccine clinics. Although the hospital is not overrun with COVID-19 cases, the nurse said staff continue to face pandemic-related staffing pressures. Another nurse noted staffing levels are based on bed counts and some units regularly have more patients than beds, further fuelling the situation. Staff are stressed and burnt out, the nurse said. “Unfortunately, as nurses, often times we’re empaths and we feel guilty and we feel like we are letting down our co-workers,” the nurse said. See IH SAYS, A6

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Annual Municipal Report The City of Kamloops 2020 Annual Municipal Report will be available for public inspection on the home page of the City’s website at Kamloops.ca, or upon request at City Hall reception as of Monday, June 14. City Council will consider the Annual Municipal Report and will accept submissions and questions from the public at a Regular Council Meeting scheduled for: Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 1:30 pm Valley First Lounge, Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne Street Those who wish to participate may attend via the video conference link provided below. We are also accepting email and mail-in correspondence. • Email: legislate@kamloops.ca • Mail: City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2 • Video Conference: Join via Zoom by visiting Kamloops.ca/Jun29Council on June 29, 2021, at 1:30 pm Written submissions must include your name and address and be received no later than 12:00 pm on June 29, 2021. Written submissions, including your name and address, are included in the Council Agenda and will be posted on the City’s website as part of the permanent public record. Please note that the City considers the author’s address relevant to Council’s consideration of this matter and will disclose this personal information.

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“And so we adapt and we do the best that we can and then they seem to think that is completely fine, so it kind of compounds … It feels very much like the responsibility is on our shoulders as staff, here in the moment, instead of on management to look at the bigger picture,” the nurse said. The staffing challenges have some on the frontlines questioning the administrative push to implement digital charting at this time, which has required staff to take an additional 16 hours of training on their own time. The training time is paid, but the nurses argued ample overtime hours are available and extra hours of work are better served helping patients. One of the nurses who spoke to KTW detailed one situation in which a unit was down to half the normal staff. Instead of picking up shifts to aid the unit, staff members who could have lent a hand were stuck in ACE training, the nurse said. “It’s just the timing of it, how it’s being rolled out and the lack of insight into how this pandemic and the staffing levels, where they’re at right now,” the nurse said. Questions have been asked about why the project is being implemented now.

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Interior Health told KTW the new system will improve patient safety and care by allowing immediate access to patient records and reducing delays and errors. “Pausing this work would mean postponing these important improvements to patient care,” Interior Health said in a statement. “The ACE project has included many phases and the project’s timelines have been reviewed and assessed several times over the past year, recognizing the impact on hospital operations.” One of the nurses who spoke to KTW said administration wants the new procedures in place before RIH’s new patient-care tower opens in the summer of 2022. The nurse said there is concern about two big changes happening at once. However, the nurse pointed out both initiatives were planned prior to the pandemic and timelines were not amended accordingly. In addition, the nurse said the ACE project is being

touted as a project that looks good for the hospital, as RIH is the first large hospital in Interior Health to roll out the initiative. The nurse believes optics are at play. “It looks good to the public. We have a new hospital, we’re really cutting edge, we have a new tower… there’s just huge, time-sucking commitments that are happening when we’re in a pretty acute crisis of short staffing going on and lack of support for that,” the nurse said. Interior Health said it monitors staffing levels at Royal Inland Hospital. The health authority said it is “maintaining full service levels at RIH” and continues to recruit permanent and casual staff. It said hospitals across Canada are experiencing staffing challenges. Interior Health added that it created online modules to provide flexible training and that staff are paid as per their collective agreement.

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A number of cities in the Southern Interior saw extremely dry conditions throughout spring, including Kamloops, which marked its driest spring since 1901 — the second-driest on record. With just 10.3 millimetres of rain falling in March, April and May — known as meteorological spring — Kamloops saw just about 20 per cent of its normal rainfall. On average, the threemonth span pours 54 millimetres of rainfall over Kamloops. Most of the Southern Interior was “extraordinarily dry,” according to Doug Lundquist, a warning preparedness meteorologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada. Both Kelowna and Vernon had record-setting dry conditions and each city has more than 100 years of weather records. Penticton saw its fifth-driest ever spring, while even Lower Mainland locales saw dry conditions, including the driest-ever spring

in Abbotsford, according to Lundquist. Kamloops’ driest-ever record stands, however, with just six millimetres falling in 1901. Lundquist said the reason for the dry spell isn’t clear, but he has some ideas. “The fact that we’ve had a very strong ridge of high pressure offshore in a northwesterly flow is the explanation as to why it’s been so strong and consistent,” he said, noting such a pattern tends to bring dry air into the region. Lundquist said he plans on researching the particularly dry year a little more, noting there are some big-picture ideas to look into. “There could even be a climate change component, as well. There’s not any one thing it can be pinned on,” he said, pointing to an unusual lack of sea ice at both poles, especially in the north. The lack of rainfall leaves much of B.C. in a precarious position, with the threat of wildfires looming. The amount of rainfall in June is one indicator used to determine how severe a wild-

fire season might be. Historically, Lundquist said, June is the region’s rainiest month, along with late May and early July. “That’s our monsoon wet season here in the B.C. Interior. We’re already more than a third of the way through and we haven’t gotten rain. The pattern doesn’t look like it’s changing significantly toward rain,” he said. So far, June has recorded 7.8 mm of rain in Kamloops, but Lundquist said spotty periods of rain might not be enough. In 2017, a fire season that saw 1.2 million hectares of the province burned and tens of thousands of people displaced due to evacuations, just 3.4 mm of rain fell in the region in June. But in 2018, another record-setting year, June precipitation was near the average, with 36.8 mm falling. The BC Wildfire Service’s seasonal outlook for June acknowledges the dry conditions. So far, the area burned this year is below average, but there has been a slightly above average number of fires. “Despite the dry conditions

in the south, the amount and average size of wildfires have been relatively low when compared to historical data,” the report reads. “This reduced fire size is likely due to seasonal ‘green up’ of grass and other fuels.” The wildfire service said if current weather trends continue, the province can expect the frequency and size of fires to increase. Another indicator, measured by Natural Resources Canada, is called the buildup index. It measures the total amount of fuel available for combustion. As of Tuesday, June 8, Kamloops and much of the Southern Interior rests in the red zone on the buildup index, the highest on the scale. The region’s fire danger rating remains in the orange or “very high” range. The only fire currently burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre is located about 12 kilometres southwest of Ashcroft. It is currently being held at 19 hectares and was sparked on June 5. Cause of the fire is as yet unknown.

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Opening our eyes to genocide in Canada

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would like to dedicate this column to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and surrounding First Nations bands and address the heartbreaking news of the discovery of the remains of 215 children near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School building. I would like to send our heartfelt condolences and repeat what our mayor and council have conveyed to the Tk’emlúps Kukpi7 (Chief) Roseanne Casimir, band council and all members of Tk’emlúps and surrounding First Nations. Growing up in East Vancouver, I had never heard of, or been taught in school about, residential schools and what had happened in them. My wife and I went to a Western Canada Theatre play in 2019 called Children of God. It was a play about a Cree First Nations residential school in

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CITY HALL Northern Ontario. It was so powerful and opened my eyes to what had happened to the children there. There was not a dry eye in the theatre. After the standing ovation, we all walked out in silence, which was brought on by shock and disbelief that this happened in Canada. This genocide by members of

the Roman Catholic Church has never been apologized for by the pope, the head of that religion. With Tk’emlúps announcing that the children’s remains have been found in unmarked graves, I hope the Catholic Church as a whole gives a heartfelt apology and looks back in its records to hold people responsible. To my Tk’emlúps neighbours across the river, the past few weeks must have been unbearable for all of you. I feel it is my duty, not only as a city councillor, but also as a father, to share my emotions. My heart broke thinking about when and how those children perished, how their parents would have been waiting for them to come home or spent their lifetimes looking for them when they did not return. That is truly heartbreaking. I have heard from a number of resi-

dential school survivors about what they endured. Being stripped of their religion, culture and language caused them so much trauma. These survivors were left confused and mentally scarred with identity crisis, shame, self-hatred, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse and anger issues — basically all of the “isms” in the dictionary. Many individuals ended up going to jail when they stood up for themselves or others against injustices like racism, inequality and oppression. It literally ruined individual lives in this cycle of abuse. Since 1492, our neighbouring ancestors have endured so much injustice from invasion, genocide, attempted extermination, racism, colonialism, forced assimilation, hatred and abuses of all kinds. They have been made outcasts on their own lands and looked

down upon by people of other races. I pray for the 6,000-plus children who perished in the residential school system and truly hope the survivors can find comfort, justice and healing moving forward. I would like to echo our mayor and council’s heartfelt message that we stand with our friends and neighbors at Tk’emlúps and offer our support. I am committed to doing my part to educate myself and others and to advocate for meaningful action and reconciliation. Bill Sarai is a Kamloops councillor. Council columns appear monthly in KTW and online at kamloopsthisweek.com. Sarai can be reached by email at bsarai@kamloops.ca. To comment on this column, email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.

Some rare good news on the climate front On May 26, a Dutch court ruled that Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s biggest oil companies, must cut its global carbon dioxide emissions by 45 per cent by 2030. Judge Larisa Alwin’s ruling in the Hague district court was “not so much a shot across the bow as a direct hit to the hull of Big Oil,” said Mark Lewis, chief sustainability strategist at BNP Parisbas Asset Management. “No amount of patching up the hole will do. Shareholders and society want the vessel completely overhauled.” The Dutch court said Shell’s declared

GWYNNE DYER plan for reducing its carbon emissions was vague, inadequate and non-binding. The court ordered it to cut its total emissions by almost half in the next decade. That includes the emissions from all the oil and gas Shell sells, not just its own operational emissions. The judge based her decision on the fact Shell is violating Dutch law and the European Convention on Human Rights that guarantee the right to life.

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She noted the company is recklessly making emissions that endanger human life by causing global heating. She linked her verdict directly to the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, which clearly states that keeping the increase in average global temperature below 1.5 C requires 45 per cent emissions cuts by 2030. Shell’s vague promise to make 20 per cent cuts by then simply didn’t meet the requirement, she said, and its non-binding promises of bigger cuts between 2030 and 2050 would come too late to matter. (The World Meteorological Organization

said recently that there is a 40 per cent chance of the world temporarily crossing the 1.5 C threshold at least once in the next five years.) It was Friends of the Earth (and 17,000 co-plaintiffs) that brought the case in the Hague, but other activists are planning similar cases in a half-dozen other countries. Even faster moving, perhaps, are shareholder revolts that are forcing oil companies to take their emissions seriously. — Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com to read the full version of this column. Robert W. Doull President Aberdeen Publishing Inc.

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NO MORE FANCY WORDS OR EMPTY GESTURES Editor: Until recently, I was very proud to say I was born and raised in Kamloops (Brocklehurst, actually) in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s as the child of immigrants from Rumania. We were part of the batch of farming families brought over by BC Fruitlands in 1930, all grateful to have a chance to start a new life in a place of peace and plenty. Even though I no longer live in Kamloops, it is still home to me. Or, at least, it was. These days, I’m profoundly ashamed to admit that while growing up in the place I loved, I knew nothing at all about what was going on across the river in the shadows of Mt. Peter and Mt. Paul. I am ashamed to say I never gave a serious thought to the people there. They might as well have been in a foreign country. And for all the notice we gave them as a community, I guess they were. All I remember of these children is that they always took first prize in the yearly school drama festival held uptown.

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The former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc reserve. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

They were a formidable force to come up against in the oral/ spoken poem category. They would silently appear, a uniformly well-dressed, wellbehaved group, shepherded by stern-looking nuns in black robes and white head pieces. As soon as they showed up, we knew our little rag-tag group from the little two-room school with the broken swings and no indoor plumbing didn’t have a chance. Not that we begrudged them for it. They just seemed so perfectly groomed and dressed and

behaved — and they delivered their pieces so flawlessly that we were humbled in their presence. Afterwards, they’d leave with their well-deserved awards and that would be it for another year. How I wish now that we had known more about what they were forced to endure. It seems life has offered me another chance, though, as three of our grandchildren have Indigenous heritage through their mother. And we have the opportunity — and impetuous — to learn

about and try to understand life today (and in the past) from an Indigenous point of view. Thankfully, my wonderful daughter-in-law is patiently willing to help me grow in that area. Her paternal great-grandmother was a residential school survivor from Alert Bay. She tells me to not let shame and guilt crush us, but to be open to listening and learning and supporting others in their struggles to be heard and recognized as authentic. My daughter-in-law keeps telling me that, as children, we were not responsible for these crimes against the Indigenous peoples. We were only allowed to see and know what the powers in charge wanted us to see and know. Still, it is hard to conceive of the unacceptable attitudes and beliefs that formed the policies that led to such horrid treatment

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A SHAMEFUL LEGACY THAT WILL NOT VANISH Editor: Every human being is born into a society and from his earliest years is molded by that society. For the First Nations people, education was a life-long process passed on by the family, community and nation. Through the process of hearing and observing, native children were taught life skills necessary for survival. Native children were taught that in the circle of life, all things are interconnected. Self, in native culture, lives in harmony with nature. This was lost due to residential schools. Once education was turned over to religious institutions, education to enlighten in the integrated spirit was lost and schooling gradually changed to an agenda to assimilate the First Nation people. Residential and boarding schools were established with a deliberate objective to eradicate Aboriginal culture through isola-

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Editor: I have written a song to honour the 215 children whose remains tion, abuse and humiliation. were found near the former When religion can convince residential school at Tk’emlúps te people that salt water and fresh water cannot mix, people can be Secwépemc. The song was inspired by a convinced killing children is an protest song of the same name by educating process. Canadian recording artist Bruce Nothing we do will make Cockburn. this shameful legacy go away. The man who raised me was This blot on humanity will be Métis and this was the only way I associated with Kamloops into could express my feelings regardperpetuity. ing this tragedy. Like current reporting on My most sincere and deepworld issues, the First Nations est condolences to Tk’emlúps te prospective on the residential Secwépemc and the Shuswap schools was never validated by the media and historical writings. Nation Tribal Council. The death of thousands of If I Had A Rocket Launcher native children validates the hisStill counting children’s bodies tory of cultural conflict and land — that’s 215 today claims issues of today. The Pope’s conscience is in Charges of abuse and alientatters — he hopes it all just goes ation under forced assimilation away of the residential school system Just how many have they murhas shamefully fallen on deaf dered — only their “good” God ears of the hierarchy at the can say Vatican. If I had a rocket launcher, I’d Walter Trkla make somebody pay Kamloops

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They fell to exploitation — never had a chance to play From the People of the Confluence — one dead child for each Estate If I had a rocket launcher, I would retaliate So sick of their betrayals — and all their gentile lies Each year a broken promise — more politicians to despise ‘Stead of Reconciliation — platitudes and orange shirts If I had a rocket launcher, each son-of-a-bitch would hurt I don’t believe in colour — and I don’t believe in hate I don’t believe in Cardinals or their silver cups and plates Go talk with the Survivors — tales too sickening to relate If I had a rocket launcher, I would not hesitate On the North shore of the Thompson — two-hundredfifteen lay

You’d think they’d have a conscience — or at least pretend to try Every time I think about it — those children’s pain flows from my eyes Their goal sure was to make desolate — echoes of their victims’ cries If I had a rocket launcher, each son-of-a-bitch would die Andrew Schaer Kamloops


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The Kamloops Islamic Association is not planning to hold a vigil in memory of the four Muslim family members killed in an alleged hate crime in London, Ont. on the weekend. A fifth family member, a nine-year-old boy, is in hospital in stable condition. Such crimes are so common, an association director said, that prayers are no longer enough. “I think, overall, Canadians need to move beyond just thoughtful prayers and focus on more meaningful work, such as policy changes, pushing for legislation that protects all citizens and addressing the root cause of hate,” Umme Mansoory told KTW. Three generations of a Muslim family were killed on Sunday in London, when the family went for a walk and was

struck down by a vehicle. Police said they believe the attack to be motivated by hate. In Ontario, the Muslim community paid tribute on Tuesday via a vigil accommodated by relaxed health restrictions. The vigil was attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Mansoory said the Kamloops Islamic Association held a solidarity event locally following the Quebec City mosque shooting in 2017, in which six people were murdered in their place of worship. As of KTW press time on Tuesday, no such vigils were planned locally. Mansoory said pressure instead needs to be put on politicians to move beyond blanket statements condemning Islamophobia. “Prove it,” she said. “Show us that you care. Show us that you’re protecting your citizens. Show us that you’re truly sorry

for what has happened.” Mansoory said preventive policy is needed. She called police charges of hate crimes “reactionary” and noted that, by the time someone is charged by police with a hate crime, it’s too late. On several occasions, Mansoory said, Muslims in Kamloops have received threats online and in person. When the incidents are reported to police, not much can be done, she said. “In their view, nothing has happened yet,” Mansoory said. “Oh, it’s just a threat. But that is what leads to tragic incidents.” Mansoory said red flags can be found on social media and need to be addressed before they lead to violence. In addition, she is calling on Canadians to inform themselves about cultures with which they are not familiar. Mansoory said in the internet era — with ample information at one’s fingertips —there is no excuse not to educate one-

self and learn about Islam. In addition, she said people can attend events organized by local mosques and Islamic associations. Outside of the pandemic, Kamloops Islamic Association hosts outreach events. She looks to political leaders to provide an example to the broader community. “Learn about us, come share a meal with us,” Mansoory said. “Come and realize we’re all the same … We all want the same basic human experiences. Race shouldn’t separate us. Religion shouldn’t separate us. We need to learn about one another so that we can gain that compassion — and education is a big piece of that.” To learn more about the local Muslim community, which is currently seeking to relocate its Knutsford mosque closer to Thompson Rivers University, go online to ayeshamosque.com. Outreach events will resume at a later date.

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New no-fly zone created In collaboration with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, Transport Canada has issued a notice banning all air traffic, including drones, from flying lower than 500 feet above the Kamloops Indian Residential School area on the Tk’emlups reserve. In a tweet, Minister of

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Transport Omar Alghabra said: “Out of respect for the privacy of the survivors and their families, we have issued a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) over the former Kamloops residential school. “We will continue to work closely with the indigenous communities and continue to grieve with them.”

The ban comes after the band announced the remains of 215 children had been found in unmarked graves on grounds near the former school, using ground-penetrating radar. The area where the band said the remains were found is south of the former school.

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building to remain in place so that its history and “ugly truth” can serve as a lesson and reminder for future generations. “On the grounds where our language, our culture, was targeted to be eradicated, we are reclaiming our culture and revitalizing our language,” Casimir said. Some residential school survivors have said the building should be torn down, with one telling KTW he would like to see something positive, such as a park, erected in its place. Various businesses now operate out of the building.

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tobacco burning and drum songs. From there, participants will cross the South Thompson River via the Red Bridge and go to the former Kamloops Indian Residential School at Highway 5 and Shuswap Road. The bridge will be

closed on Friday from about 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. to allow the participants to cross. Participants will then walk eastward on Saturday and Sunday until they reach the Adams Lake Recreation Conference Centre on Sunday afternoon.


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Thompson-Nicola Regional District Participants take part in a drum circle near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

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When? Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 1:30 PM The Board of Directors of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District gives notice that it will hold a virtual Public Hearing at the Sandman Centre in the Valley First Lounge at 300 Lorne St, Kamloops, BC, to consider proposed Bylaws 2745 and 2746. What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2745, 2021? It rezones three properties on Monck Park Road (legally described as Lots 75, 76 and 77, District Lot 530, KDYD, Plan KAP79399), as shown on the map below, from C-4: Recreational Commercial to LR-2: Lakeshore Residential Multi-Family. The application is to enable a multi-family strata subdivision of 40 single family dwellings for residential and/or traveler accommodation use. It also amends the LR-2 zone to allow a restaurant; an entertainment establishment; retail sale of convenience groceries and household items; and a caretaker’s residence.

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A week after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation said the remains of 215 children had been found on grounds near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir held her first press conference. Speaking to reporters via Zoom on June 4, Casimir clarified the discovery by ground-penetrating radar is not a mass grave, but individual, unmarked grave sites. Casimir said the band’s findings are preliminary and a full report is expected to be completed by the end of June, which will be shared with band members, home communities of residential school students and the media. Casimir did not address questions related to the technical aspects of the use of the ground-penetrating radar, noting the band’s findings and the technical aspects of the investigation will be laid out in the report. “For all the questions regarding the technology, costs and details of the findings, know that we will share when we get to that point,” Casimir said. “Asking now is very premature at this time.” The band, in its announcement on May 27, said it had found the remains of children who

were students of the school, some as young as three years old, with the help of a ground-penetrating radar survey on the Victoria Day long weekend. The technology uses radio signals to detect changes in the soil and can be applied to look for the presence of graves, but does not work like an X-ray. DOCUMENTS STILL WANTED FROM OBLATES To the band’s knowledge, the 215 unmarked graves are undocumented and it is working with the Royal BC Museum and other groups to find documents pertaining to the deceased. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba has on its website a list of the names of 52 children who died while at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, with dates of deaths ranging from 1900 to 1971. They are part of the centre’s Missing Children Project. To date, Casimir said, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate — the religious order that ran the Kamloops Indian Residential School — has not released any records. Oblates spokesperson Father Ken Thorson told KTW on May 31 the congregation has reached out to Casimir to offer assistance and its sympathies. Thorson said the records from the Kamloops Indian Residential School are with

the Royal BC Museum, not-is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. What ing the Victoria museum 2714, 2020? It amends What Zoning Bylaw Amendment 2400 by Bylaw No. 2746, 2021? had been in contact with is Zoning rezoning of a 7.96 ha parcel the Secwépemc Museum at 4.5Itha rezones the property atalong 28 Holloway Drive (legally described as Lot A, Section 27, 97C, as shown shaded on Tk’emlúps regardingHighway school Township 20, Range 20, W6M, KDYD, Plan KAP92720), as shown on the map below, adjacent map, from RL-1: Rural to MH-1: records before the May 27 from CD-1 Sub zone A to CD-1 Sub zone B. The application is to enable neighbourManufactured Home Park. If passed, it announcement regarding hoodredevelopment commercial for sale groceries; liquor and household items; fuel; and allow will enable of of a the remains of the children office and park resort for accommodation use. manufactured home ~60 MH being found. spaces AND by rezoning the remaining Thorson added the 3.46 ha northern portion to SH-1: Small Oblates are looking elseHolding zone, to ensure minimum parcel where for records and want Legal: Lot A, Section 7, District Lot 377, Township 21, Range 24, W6M, KDY area is met for the remainder. 21950, except Plan 36130 to make them available. In 1991, the Missionary What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2715, 2020? Oblates of Mary Immaculate It the amends Zoning Bylaw 2400 by publicly apologized for rezoning property at 3222 & 3224 Cahilty role it played in the residential school system. Place in Whitecroft, as shown shaded on adjacent map, from CR-1: Country Casimir said Tk’emlúps Residential to a new WR-1: Whitecroft wants a public apology Residential zone. If passed, it will on behalf of the Roman enable qualifying Whitecroft property Catholic Church, something owners to wind down building stratas and All persons who believe that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed Pope Francis has refused to subdivide into two fee simple parcels. Bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to make their views known at the do, even after a request to Public Hearing. They are encouraged to make written submissions (via the options do by Prime Minister Justin All persons who believe their below) whichthat must be interest received atLegal: our office prior to 9AM on the 16th day of June, Trudeau during his 2017 visit Strata Lots A & B, Section 11, Township 22, Range 15, W6M, KDYD, in property 2021. may be affected by the K127, together with an interest in the common property in proportion to the u to the Vatican. proposed Bylaws shall submissions be afforded are a encouraged entitlement of the strata as shown on Form 1 While written during thislottime, anyone wishing to present On the weekend, Pope reasonable opportunity to be heard at the at the hearing must contact Planning Services ahead of the hearing to arrange virtual Francis spoke to visitors Public Hearing. Additionally, they may make written submissions on the matter of Bylaws 2714 and 2715 ( access. The entire content of all submissions will be made public and th form a part of in St. Peter’s Square atoptions the below) befor received at our office prior to 9:00 a.m. on the 16 day of June, 2020. While thewhich publicmust record this matter. Vatican, expressing his

submissions are encouraged during this time, anyone wishing to attend the public hearing in person to spe

sorrow for “the Canadian do so. Contact Planning Services before the Hearing to arrange video or telephone access to the Hearin How do I get more information? people, who have been entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for this matter. Copies of the proposed Bylaws and all supporting information can be inspected from traumatized by the shocking 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except statutory holidays) at our office, from How do I get more information? news.” May 19th, 2021 untiland 1:30allp.m. the day documents of the Hearing. You may also contactfrom us via Copies of the proposed Bylaws supporting are available for viewing June 1, 2020 But he did not offer an p.m. the dayany of the Hearing by below contacting Planning information Services to or book a time for a viewing appointment. of the options for additional to receive a copy electronically. apology. Casimir said she has For info & submissions For info & submissions had an initial meeting Mail Phone Email Fax Website with Kamloops Bishop Joseph Nguyen, noting the band is following up on #300-465 Victoria Victoria StSt (250) 377-8673 planning@tnrd.ca (250) 372-5048 www.tnrd.ca word that the Archbishop #300-465 (250) 377-8673 (250) 372-5048 www.tnrd.ca planning@tnrd.ca Kamloops, BC (877) 377-8673 Kamloops, BC 11(877) 377-8673 legservices@tnrd.ca admin@tnrd.ca of Vancouver, J. Michael V2C 2A9 V2C 2A9 Miller has already shared No representations will bebyreceived by the Board of Directors theHearing Public Hearing hasconcluded. record information with the No representations will be received the Board of Directors after the after Public has been been concluded. Truth and Reconciliation R. Sadilkova, Director of Development S R. Sadilkova, Director of Development Services Commission.


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year’s civic election, on Oct. 15, 2022. Ray Dhaliwal, who was elected in a 2016 byelection and served until October 2018, when he failed in his re-election bid, told KTW. “It’s 90 per cent positive, yes,” he said, noting there are plenty of issues that need addressing. “Still my original plan was safety and security and good-paying jobs for young people, which I’ve created for these youngsters myself.” Dhaliwal was criticized in the past for a perceived lack of commitment on council. However, he said he has hired good young people to help with his security-related businesses, leaving more time for political life. Other names are floating around in political circles, leading to speculation that next year’s mayoral race may be one of significant interest. Although Mayor Ken Christian — who was elected in a 2017 byelection and again in 2018 in a landslide victory — would not speak about his future with KTW at this time, he has long been rumoured to not be seeking another term as mayor. Christian said he will make an announcement at a later date.

Former councillor Ray Dahliwal said he is “90 per cent positive” he will run for mayor in 2022.

However, two councillors are said to be mulling mayoral campaigns: Dieter Dudy and Arjun Singh. Asked whether they plan to run for mayor, however, neither councillor would confirm such speculation. Instead, both indicated plans to seek another term as a city councillor. “I don’t really know,” Singh said when asked if he is planning to run for mayor in 2022. “I’m running for council for sure and I’ll let the mayor make his decision as to what he kind of wants to do. We’ll figure it out from there. I think that’s as far as I’ve thought about it, right?”

“For now, let’s say that I’m running for council,” Dudy replied when asked the same question. “I’m not going to say one way or another until the mayor says what he wants to do, but for now, let’s assume I’m running for council.” Dudy ran for mayor in 2011, shocking political pundits when he almost upset incumbent mayor Peter Milobar (now Kamloops-North MLA), losing by a mere 235 votes — 9,391 to 9,156. Dudy was then elected to council in 2014 and 2018. Another former councillor, Nancy Bepple — who served from 2008 to 2014 — said she is “very interested in the possibility of running” due to three issues: affordability, livability and jobs. One family she knows left Kamloops due to affordability issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. “That’s a tragedy,” Bepple said, noting the people were involved in community events and helped make the city a better place. “Going forward, I think those are three things we have to really keep in mind.” See MOST ON COUNCIL, A15

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Most on council say they will seek re-election THE PANDEMIC’S PAUSE ON PROJECTS CITED BY MANY AS REASON FOR THEIR DECISIONS From A14

As for those on council, it appears most will seek re-election. Coun. Denis Walsh recently told KTW he will run again, despite initially leaning toward not seeking re-election. Walsh said council’s decision to proceed with a pilot project in Riverside Park involving commercial rentals helped change his mind. It appears most of his council colleagues are also planning to run again in 2022, with many of them citing unfinished business due to a tumultuous term during which they have jumped from crisis to crisis. These crises included the fatal Snowbirds crash, the Parkcrest elementary fire, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation’s announcement that it had discovered the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. “I just feel that we haven’t really had a chance to do everything we wanted to do,” Dudy said. In addition to Walsh, Dudy and Singh, others on council who have confirmed re-election bids are Dale Bass, Sadie Hunter, Bill Sarai and Kathy Sinclair. Mike O’Reilly said he has not yet decided. Councillors spoke to KTW about their plans, weighed in on the bizarre term that has been and looked ahead to the future. Sinclair said the ground has

Former Kamloops councillor Nancy Bepple is thinking of seeking office once again in the October 2022 municipal election.

Coun. Arjun Singh is the longestserving member of Kamloops council and has been rumoured to be planning a mayoral run in 2022.

Coun. Dieter Dudy came within 236 votes of becoming mayor in 2011. Despite buzz around town, Dudy has not confirmed another mayoral bid.

shifted a lot since the beginning of the term in late 2018. Sinclair had previously won a seat in a byelection in 2017. She said she wants to continue learning and being of service to the community. “It’s been a very different role from the one I signed on to do in 2017, but I think, without exception, all of us on council currently have been readjusting and are taking our roles pretty seriously, myself included, and responding to crisis,” Sinclair said. “It’s not a lot of fun the way things have been going lately, but just the idea of being of service to people in our community and people in our city as we recover through some pretty challenging times.” Hunter said, at this point, she doesn’t see why she wouldn’t run because she remains invested in the community.

The first-term councillor said she would like to continue work on economic development if elected for a second term and continue to ensure underrepresented people get a voice at the table. Hunter also said it would be helpful to have continuity on council. However, she noted the next municipal election is 16 months away and many variables remain unknown, which could lead to a change of heart in the future. “That said, you just never know what can come up, right?” Hunter said. “If you were to ask us at the beginning of the term if we were going to deal with wildfires, floods and a pandemic? Nobody could have predicted any of that, right? There’s always a caveat.” Sarai said he is planning to run again.

The first-term councillor said the first two years of the term were positive, noting the pandemic handcuffed exciting local initiatives, such as the proposed performing-arts centre, the referendum for which was cancelled. Sarai said despite the pandemic, council kept taxes low and was prudent with money. Coming out of the pandemic, he wants to be around for the recovery. “There’s a lot of stuff I want to see come through and I think the COVID era really restricted our council to really shine,” he said. Bass is also planning to run again and wants to see implementation of ideas outlined in the new North Shore Neighbourhood Plan. She wants to see upgrades to the Ord Road/Eighth Street/ Westsyde Road/Batchelor Drive intersection.

In addition, she hopes the performing-arts centre issue will be revisited in the next term. “This term didn’t turn out to be what any of us thought it was going to be,” Bass said. “I remember just a couple months into the term, talking to [City of Kamloops culture manager] Barb Berger. She said, ‘Oh, we’re going to get so many great things done in the next four years,’” Bass recounted. “Then, let me think, a jet dropped out of the sky into Brock, a school burned down, a pandemic hit, the economy started to tank here, tourism died and now this month we have the discovery of all the bodies over on the reservation. Every time we start to get something going, another unexpected thing happens.” O’Reilly said at this point, he has not thought about whether he will run in the next municipal election “It’s really been unprecedented things that have been happening,” he said. “I haven’t even had time to think of it.” Meanwhile, the rumoured mayoral hopefuls on council are positioning themselves as the voice of reason and the voice of the people. Dudy, a farmer by trade, said he believes he is of value on council for his reasoned approach to decision. Singh, the longest tenured city councillor whose resume includes provincial and federal boards, stressed the importance of working in collaboration with the community.

City seeks interest in building bridge across river JESSICA WALLACE STAFF REPORTER jessica@kamloopsthisweek.com

The city has issued a request for proposal to study the location and cost of a new bridge on the Thompson River, with the location expected to be near Kamloops Airport. The RFP was posted to BC Bids on June 2 and expires on June 25. The city’s transportation engineer, Purvez Irani, said the city is looking to plan ahead and does not intend to build the new bridge for at least 30 or 40 years. Irani said the city’s Transportation Master Plan states a new bridge will

be needed when population reaches 120,000-plus. Irani said existing bridges currently have adequate capacity. The city is seeking a multidisciplinary study to determine where a new bridge would be feasible based on topography and environmental and geotechnical factors. A third crossing was previously planned for Singh Street. A crossing near the airport would eliminate need for truck traffic to travel through town, Irani said. On the south side of the river, the bridge could connect to Mission Flats, though it remains unclear at this stage,

with those details to be considered in the study. “It’s just too early to know,” Purvez said. Coun. Bill Sarai said a third crossing would benefit Brocklehurst, North Kamloops and downtown by eliminating truck traffic from the areas. Sarai said tankers that refuel gas stations from here to Prince George fuel up at a commercial fuelling station at Kamloops Airport and travel both empty and full by many schools and residential homes in Brocklehurst and North Kamloops. “Knock on wood, we’ve never had an

incident, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait for one to happen,” Sarai said. In addition, wood chip trucks travel through downtown to the Domtar pulp mill on Mission Flats road, causing wear and tear on city streets. Sarai said Domtar has identified desire to utilize some of its space to partner with the city, with a third crossing potentially spanning to Aviation Way. Irani said it is important to plan ahead because a new crossing would require funding and potentially land acquisition. In addition to a location, the study will provide high-level cost. The study is expected to take one year to complete.


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Donations surge as society seeks new building MICHAEL POTESTIO

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The Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS) has seen a substantial surge in donations since the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced it had discovered the remains of 215 children who were students of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The non-profit has been trying to raise funds for a new six-storey building, with living space, since

last November, but accumulated only a couple of thousand dollars through a GoFundMe campaign prior to Tk’emlúps’ May 27 announcement. Donations have spiked in the days since, with more than $95,000 raised as of Tuesday. “It’s unbelievable, to say the least,” KAFS executive director Vicki Michaud said of the meteoric rise in donations. The news from Tk’emlúps led Rick Gibson, founder of Axis Family Resources, to the KAFS cam-

paign as he wanted to do more to show his support, something in addition to symbolic gestures of placing a teddy bear on a porch or wearing an orange shirt. On Tuesday, Gibson visited KAFS with a $100,000 contribution — $50,000 from the Gibson family and a $50,000 matching contribution from Axis. “What really got me on the Aboriginal Society is they’re going to put seniors’ housing on top and I thought, ‘Those are going to be the survivors of residential schools. That’s

who those seniors are.’ And I thought, ‘My god, I want to do something to help them,’” Gibson said. He hopes the gift will encourage others to donate and help KAFS meet and even exceed its fundraising goal. The project is expected to cost millions, with KAFS needing at least $2 million before it can proceed with construction, something Michaud hopes can be completed by 2023. KAFS is also applying for grants from BC Housing and the Canadian Mortgage and

June 3, 2021 June 3, 2021 To the Survivors of the Found Children & All Residential School Survivors: To the Survivors the Found & All Residential School Survivors: We have all heardofhorror storiesChildren about residential schools in Canada, and many of us remember Prime Minister Harper delivering a formal apology in 2008 for the Canadian Government’s role We have all heard horror stories about residential schools in Canada, and many of us remember in the operation of residential schools. However, the horrors of residential schools became Prime Minister Harper delivering a formal apology in 2008 for the Canadian Government’s role clearer to us all last week, Mayschools. 27, 2021, when we about the discovery of thebecame 215 children in the operation of residential However, theheard horrors of residential schools buried on the grounds of the former residential school in Kamloops, BC. clearer to us all last week, May 27, 2021, when we heard about the discovery of the 215 children buried on the grounds of the former school in Kamloops, BC.to the survivors of To the families whose children were residential forced to go to residential schools, residential schools, andchildren to the families of those survivors of residential we take of this To the families whose were forced to go to residential schools,schools, to the survivors moment to express our shared grief and to extend our deepest, heartfelt condolences. residential schools, and to the families of those survivors of residential schools, we take this

moment to express our shared grief and to extend our deepest, heartfelt condolences. The last residential school closed in 1996, but the effects are still felt amongst the families of those residential school survivors We the strength who the survived, and The last residential school closed today. in 1996, buthonour the effects are still of feltthose amongst families ofwe honour the families of survivors, as you find a way to forge ahead despite the government’s those residential school survivors today. We honour the strength of those who survived, and best we efforts take away our Indigenous honour you, we share inbest honourtothe families of survivors, as languages you find a and waycultures. to forge We ahead despite theand government’s your sadness all the wholanguages did not make it home. These 215 children efforts to takefor away ourchildren Indigenous and cultures. We honour you, andwill we make share the in journey back home with the love, respect and honour all human beings deserve. your sadness for all the children who did not make it home. These 215 children will make the journey back home with the love, respect and honour all human beings deserve.

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Housing Corporation. The non-profit society currently operates out of a two-story building on Palm Street off Tranquille Road in North Kamloops, where it has been since 1972. Michaud said it is in dire need of a new building as the existing infrastructure has aged poorly and is being used beyond the end of its lifecycle. Michaud said the society’s health centre had to be relocated to Tranquille Road when a pipe burst last year, while another building is only used for storage as it is unsafe to occupy because the roof is starting to collapse. The society is also unable to adapt and expand programs within the space — something a new building could solve. “We’re very overcrowded in here,” Michaud said. She said the current building has minimal spaces for programs, which means sharing rooms and working around schedules, which can be limiting. KAFS hopes the building

will be between 15,000 and 18,000 square feet in size. Adding on-site affordable social housing units for elders, single mothers and Indigenous families is a priority for the project, Michaud told KTW. The goal is to add up to 32 units of housing on the top five floors, with the centre on the ground floor, making it a one-stop-shop for clients. KAFS currently doesn’t have a residential component. The non-profit society owns the property and plans to tear down the current buildings to construct the new one in its place, which Michaud said is a prime location as it is near Overlanders Bridge and on a bus route. KAFS offers programs to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the areas of health care, outreach programs, child care, counselling, community-focused programs and spaces and food programs. See DONATION, A17

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Axis Family Resources Ltd. president Rick Gibson (front left) presents a $50,000 cheque on behalf of the Gibson family to Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society executive director Vicki Michaud (centre). Axis CEO Tracy Johnson (right) also presented a cheque for $50,000 from Axis Family Resources Ltd. outside the society’s Palm Street location as staff joined them for the photo. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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The $100,000 donation is being made in honour of Joanne McInnis, an Indigenous woman who was an intricate member of Axis when it began in the 1990s. She was also a foster child of the Sixties Scoop — the large-scale removal of Indigenous children from their homes and subsequent adoption into non-Indigenous families in Canada throughout the 1960s that left many, including McInnis, to grow up knowing little about their cultural identity. McInnis died in 2000. Gibson described her as strong and loving. “I used to always say she had an iron fist, but a velvet glove,” Gibson said. “She was tough, but also very, very gentle.” Axis provides supportive housing for youth and mentally challenged adults throughout the North and Interior of B.C. It also offers a variety of programs, including addiction and family supports.

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A suspect is in custody and a woman was taken to hospital following an armed robbery and assault at the McCleaners dry cleaning and laundry outlet in Sahali early Tuesday morning. At 7:13 a.m., Kamloops RCMP officers responded to a panic alarm at the business at Summit Drive and Arrowstone Drive. Reports indicated a woman had been stabbed and taken to Royal Inland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A truck fire a short distance away, in the 1300-block of Summit Drive, may also be connected to the robbery and assault, according to

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n May, news from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc that a large, unmarked burial place had been identified at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School (IRS) flooded Indigenous communities across Canada with grief and remembrance surrounding their histories with IRS system. It also prodded many Canadians into a belated awareness of how truly horrifying those institutions were. For many, the reality of the IRS experience was made concrete by the vivid, CSI-style evidence collected by Tk’emlúps, in a way that personal accounts of survivors and the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada — with its 6,750 witnesses and 1,355 hours of testimony — somehow did not. This situation — in which Canadians don’t fully believe Indigenous peoples’ accounts of history until Western scientists and historians “confirm” Indigenous knowledge — is a massive, frustrating and nearly impenetrable barrier to actual reconciliation in this country. It springs from a deeply racist well that, among other things, assumes Indigenous knowledge is tenuous, vague and somehow unscientific. It assumes Indigenous peoples lack the historical consciousness required to document, remember and pass on past events. It confuses oral histories with mythology. And it implies non-Indigenous peoples (primarily those of European descent) possess some

sort of magical objectivity that allows us to give the only true, neutral accounts of the world around us. All this has allowed Canadians to maintain a skepticism of what Indigenous peoples have suffered through colonialism and has protected us from the truth of our role in it. We have a void in our historical understanding because we have not been shown enough “hard evidence.” Archaeology has long been used to provide this evidence. Every day in B.C. and across Canada, archaeologists document the remains of Indigenous pasts, using the tools of Western science to confirm exactly what Indigenous peoples have told us about their land use and occupation. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), used at Tk’emlúps recently to identify the unmarked graves of 215 children forced to attend the church-run, government-funded residential school, is one such tool. GPR works by sensing soil anomalies created by disturbances like digging or burying things. It’s not an X-ray. It can’t “see” bones. When identifying burials, it detects the voids left by turning over soil, indicating the presence of the grave shaft, rather than the contents of the grave. While other remote sensing tools may help refine the preliminary evidence, ultimately there is only one way to know with certainty what lies beneath — by digging it up. GPR wasn’t the only data used at Tk’emlúps. Here, the researchers’ most important source of information came from survivors themselves. Given the reprehensible failure of the Catholic order

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TOP: The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc reserve, circa 1939. Courtesy Kamloops Museum and Archives. LEFT: Victoria Street circa 1939, courtesy Kamloops Museum and Archives.

that ran the schools to produce records of the deaths, and the impotence of the Canadian government to compel them to do so, survivors’ accounts are the main data on the fates of children disappeared by Canada’s residential school system. It was their knowledge of what happened to them that guided this research — as it should be for any subsequent work here or elsewhere. In a both a physical and a figurative sense, the work at Tk’emlúps is probing the voids of our collective historical understanding. It has revealed a yawning gap between how Indigenous

peoples have experienced settler colonialism and how Canadians see it. The work that comes now will be heavy indeed. Secwépemc and other Indigenous communities in B.C. will decide how best to bring peace to survivors and families and will require the support of Canada and B.C. to follow through. Indigenous communities across the country will face the same decisions as they confront what lies beneath the grounds of other residential schools. Canadians, as individuals, governments, corporations, universities and school boards, will

need to face the void in history that colonialism has nurtured. That means honestly examining our relationships to the Indigenous nations whose territories we occupy and educating ourselves and each other about the history we’ve denied. The only way to know for sure what’s there is to dig it up. Joanne Hammond is a Kamloopsbased archaeologist. Interested in more? Go online to republicofarchaeology.ca. Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the region.

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There are at least two in-house candidates for the vacant Kamloops Blazers’ general manager position — and one person interested in a head coaching job that is occupied. Matt Bardsley resigned as general manager of the Blazers on May 25, citing family and COVID-19-related reasons in a decision that caught the hockey world off guard. Shaun Clouston, the Blazers’ head coach, and Tim O’Donovan, the team’s director of hockey operations, have confirmed to KTW they are candidates for the GM gig. “Those are two quality guys,” Blazers’ president Don Moores said. “No question of that.

“We’ve also had some other people from the outside that are quality, as well. We’ve had a lot of resumes, some real quality ones, and we’ll start working through that process in the next couple of weeks.” Shaun Clouston, 53, said his first choice is to be both head coach and general manager, but he may entertain discussion of vacating the head coach position to become GM. “I feel like I have some good years left behind the bench,” Shaun Clouston said. Blazers’ assistant coach Cory Clouston, Shaun’s younger brother, confirmed last Thursday he would be interested in becoming head coach of the Blazers, should Shaun handle GM-only duties. Shaun Clouston took the head coaching job in Kamloops in June of 2019,

beginning his stint with the Blazers after 16 seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers. The Viking, Alta., product was head coach of the Tigers from 2010 to 2019 and did double duty as head coach/GM from 2012 to 2019. Shaun Clouston left the Tigers as their all-time winningest coach and has led the Blazers to back-to-back B.C. Division championships. O’Donovan, a NorKam secondary graduate who moved to Kamloops from Regina in 2001, took a full-time position with the Blazers in 2009. He worked his way up through the organization’s ranks, with titles over the years including part-time video coach, media liaison, website manager, team travel organizer, video coach and director of hockey/media administration. O’Donovan, 34, graduated in 2009

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Kamloops resident Brock Fraser is running to show support for the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community and residential school survivors in the aftermath of the discovery of the remains of 215 children on land near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Fraser, an Indigenous man who grew up in Lillooet, has pledged to run 215 kilometres in two weeks and started a fundraiser last week, with the goal of raising $1,000. The Facebook fundraiser — Brock’s 215km for 215 Children Run and Fundraiser — had raised more than $41,000 as of Tuesday afternoon (June 8). “It’s been absolutely incredible,” Fraser told KTW on Tuesday. “It’s crazy to see

what the power of social media, combined with somebody wanting to do a good thing, can do for a community. The stories I’ve heard from actual residential school survivors and their families, of how what I’m doing has touched their hearts and allowed them to tell their stories, that’s been the best part for me.”

All funds raised will go to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. “My wife and I have two young boys (ages 5 and 2) and trying to imagine them being forcibly removed from our arms to be taken to a residential school is incomprehensible to me,” Fraser wrote on the Facebook page. “We live merely hundreds of metres

from the burial grounds, which for the remainder of my time will serve as a daily reminder of the torture these children and their families endured.” Fraser is asking for company on the runs, which start and finish at the former residential school at Highway 5 and Shuswap Road. The first run took place this past Monday. Drummers helped send him off from the start line and he was joined by about 12 runners. He plans to do 10 runs of 21.5 kilometres each over 14 days. Run No. 2 was held on Tuesday after KTW’s press deadline. Go online to the Facebook page to find out when the remaining runs are scheduled.

Mascot needs a name The Kamloops NorthPaws have revealed their mascot, but the West Coast League baseball team’s canine has no name. Fans are being asked to send in creative suggestions to help with the naming process. “This quiet doggo is very play-

ful and loves to make new friends,” reads a NorthPaws’ press release, which notes the furry fanatic was adopted from the BC SPCA

Kamloops and District Branch. “This dog is very well-trained and can shake a paw, roll over, play fetch in the outfield and even walk on two legs.” Send suggestions to NorthPaws’ operations manager Jamie Shinkewski by email at jshinkewski@

northpawsbaseball.ca. The NorthPaws were slated to begin play in the West Coast League in 2021, but Canadian teams were forced to withdraw due to the pandemic. Kamloops’ expansion campaign is scheduled to begin next summer.

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recent Kamloops Last Week interview. Robbie Sandland, the Blazers’ director of player personnel, told KTW on Thursday he has ambitions to become a general manager when the timing is right, but his focus now is on the scouting department and the upcoming import and

prospects drafts. Sandland, 37, and his young family live on the Lower Mainland. Moores noted Shaun Clouston, Sandland, O’Donovan and Bardsley, who plans to remain in Kamloops until the end of June, will work together to guide the Blazers through the

CHL Import Draft, scheduled for June 30. “After the European draft, there is not a lot until we start working for training camp,” Moores said, indicating the club is in no rush to make a decision. Moores was asked if the Blazers are more likely to hire an inhouse candidate, given

pandemic-related financial constraints. “At this point, we really need to see all of the candidates,” Moores said. “Obviously, it’s been a tough 15 months for us, although I don’t know if you can make your decision based on that. You want to make sure you have the right person in place.”

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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

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20 acres nestled in the heart of Barnhartvale Goes from end of Foxwood Lane to Barnhartvale Road

SOLD • Beautiful 2017 home fully finished • 3 bedroom 2 bath up and suitable down • Fully fenced xeriscaped yard fully fenced backyard, irrigated flowerbeds, hot tub and raised bed gardens • Double garage, central air, covered sundeck, hot tub

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2004 Monteith Dr $796,900

2040 Galore Cres $1,119,900

NEW PRICE

G N I D N PE • Unique Tudor styled home • Large driveway and a two-door garage =plenty of parkin • Garage provides space for a workshop • Main floor: Beautiful hardwood floors (runs from one end of the home to the other) • Open concept kitchen, living room and dining room; great place to entertain • 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms • Downstairs: laundry room, bathroom, large family room • Could be easily turned into a suite because of the separate entrance • Back yard connects to green space providing a nice private haven • It is a perfect oasis • Beautiful views of Logan Lake

LINDSAY PITTMAN

• Affordable 4-bedroom and 2-bathroom home • Nestled in the quiet peaceful community of Logan lake • Close to school, community centre and all shopping amenities • Main floor: open concept kitchen, dining and living room, gas fireplace • 3 bedrooms and bathroom • Downstairs: large family room, bedroom, bathroom, and utility room • Utility room could be easily converted for a private office or workshop • Over 0.2 of an acre • Backyard is completely fenced • Ample parking for your vehicles, recreational toys, and RV • Perfect for any family or retiree looking to settle down

• Fantastic location • Bright, open design with updates throughout! • Upper floor: 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms • Stunning Kitchen has been professionally done by Counters Only • Nice views from your beautiful balcony • Lower floor: 3 bedroom self contained suite with a full bathroom • Own laundry • Current rents are $1900 up/$1700 down • Walking distance to Albert McGowan School and park • Fully fenced yard • Plenty of parking • A/C, HWT, Furnace 5 years old.

• 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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1-250-318-0100

©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

SUN PEAKS

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. Pets and rentals allowed with approval. $609,900

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

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

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

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

13-3220 Village Way - One of the best locations on the mountain. This True ski in and ski out unit is centrally located, minutes from ski lifts, village center and golf course. The location does not get much better. Call Phil for additional details and for viewings. $898,800

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

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE COMPARATIVE MARKET EVALUATION KEY BENEFITS OF LISTING YOUR HOME WITH PHIL:

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. $665,000

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

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BUYING & SELLING: Vintage & mid-century metal, teak, wood furniture; original signed paintings, prints; antique paper items, local history ephemera; BC pottery, ceramics. 4th Meridian Art & Vintage, 104 1475 Fairview, Penticton. Leanne@4thmeridian.ca

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

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

For Sale - Misc 2 - Portable A/C units for windows. $200-$250. 250-312-3902. 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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 1:30 PM Tuesday, June 15, 2021 What is Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 0171, 2021? Bylaw No. 0171 is to change Zoning Bylaw No. 1400 to rezone 5045 Valley Drive (legally described as District Lot 6517, KDYD, EPC1826), as shown outlined in bold on the subject map, from RR-1: Resort Reserve One to TA-1: Tourist Accommodation One to enable a multi-family housing development (in the form of five 6-plexes).

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All persons who believe that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed Bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. Additionally, they may make written submissions on the matter of this Bylaw (via any of the below options) which must be received at our office prior to 4:00 p.m. on the 11th day of June, 2021. The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record on this matter. How do I get more information? A copy of the proposed Bylaw and all supporting information can be inspected from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (except statutory holidays) at our office from May 25th, 2021 until 4:00 p.m. the day of the Hearing; or please contact us via any of the below options. No representations will be received by Council after the Public Hearing has been concluded.

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MINING LEASE APPLICATION

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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.

Monday, June May 3,15, 2021 Tuesday, 2021 2:00 2:00p.m. P.M.

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 as part of the Regular Council meeting. The floor will be opened for public input. The draft bylaw is available on our website under ‘Draft Bylaws’. Zoom access requests, questions, comments and feedback can be forwarded to admin@sunpeaksmunicipality.ca

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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.

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ESTIMATOR Kamloops, BC ROCK Construction and Mining Inc is looking for an experienced Estimator to work with our technical team on mining and construction projects across Canada. This position will be based out of our head office in Kamloops, with occasional out-oftown work. Industry best wages & benefits. The role will have the following responsibilities: Estimator • Review tender documents and blueprints • Perform take-offs to determine the volume/area/quantity of material included in RFQ’s • Understand project quantities, logistics and scheduling • Understand equipment requirements, manpower and materials needed • Attend pre-tender site meetings • Prepare and submit the final tender package Survey • Establishing site control/localization for GPS • Topographical surveys (Topcon GPS and drone) • Staking of boreholes from blast design • As-built survey for drilled boreholes

Currently accepting resumes for part time caregiver positions. Daytime Shifts: 18-25 hrs/weekly, Evening Shifts: 4-10 hrs/weekly Previous training and experience an asset but willing to train the right people. Looking for reliable and trustworthy individuals. Must be willing to cover additional extra shifts if needed. Serious inquiries only. Criminal record check and driver’s abstract required. Contact:

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The above experience is considered valuable, but training will be provided to the successful candidate. Please forward your resume to resume@rcmi.ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Additional Lawyer for Solicitor Law Practice 1 to 3 years experience preferred. Excellent Salary & Benefits for qualified applicants. Send Resume to: Roger Webber Webber Law #209 – 1211 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9 roger@webberlaw.ca tel: (250) 851-0100 fax: (250) 851-0104

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Sheila Ada McMillan (née Boyd)

In Loving Memory of Irene Layland

May 27, 1933 June 9, 2020

July 31, 1932 - May 22, 2021

We are saddened to announce the death of Sheila McMillan, age eighty-eight, on May 22, 2021, in Kamloops, BC. She passed at Kamloops Seniors Village after a struggle with Alzheimer’s. Sheila was born in Revelstoke, BC on July 31, 1932, the eldest child of Lorna Elizabeth (Stevenson) and Charles Clark Boyd. She spent her early years in Arrowhead, BC with extended visits to her Grandmother Stevenson’s farm in Mara. In 1941 the family moved to Deep Cove, and shortly after that to North Vancouver. The summer of 1949, Sheila went to the Cariboo to work at the Flying U Guest Ranch on Green Lake. She met James McMillan that summer at a dance at the Watch Lake Hall. The following summer, after graduating from high school and becoming engaged to Jim, Sheila returned to the Cariboo and worked at the Unicorn Guest Ranch on Horse Lake. Following the sudden death of her mother, Sheila returned to North Vancouver and kept house for her father and her three siblings, until she and Jim were married on April 20, 1951.

As we are blessed with the beauty of each new day there is only one thing missing…You! It’s been 10 years since you left us, sometimes it feels like a lifetime, but our loving memories of what a wonderful husband, father and grandfather you were are fresh in our hearts every day. You are missed so very much. Our everlasting love, Dolly, Lisa, Bonnie and Julie and all your grand & great grandchildren ************** I carry your heart with me, (I carry it in my heart). I am never without it. Anywhere I go, you go my dear.

Heaven gained the most perfect Angel one year ago. We miss hearing your voice, seeing your smile, feeling the warmth of your hugs. Forever in our hearts and with all our Love, Maureen, Don, Megyn, Pat, Tom and Families.

(from a poem by e.e. Cummings)

In Loving Memory of Carmen Werstiuk August 24, 1965 – June 11, 2017

In Loving Memory of Esther Mackie

Each Loss Each loss is very different, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear? Good times we had together, The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared.

Beloved Son, Husband, Brother and Friend. It doesn’t get any easier, our/my tears still flow. Comfort comes, knowing you are riding your Cadillac; in front of a BBQ with a beer in your hand; on your boat catching another ‘big one’; and playing cards/games with those in Heaven. Thanks for the last butterfly and rainbow, and we don’t mind when it’s piss’n down rain.

Missing You!

Love Mom & Dad (Gloria, Nestor), Wife (Kathleen), Brother (Carl, Kassidy), Sisters (Sherri, Walter) & (Simone), Brother-in-law (Michael, Kristina), Nephews (Derek, Robert & Theodore), Niece (Brittny).

Mom, though ten years have gone by, your always in our hearts. Absent from the body is to be present with our Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8.

Til we meet again! Love from your kids.

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

Jim and Sheila’s first home was the cookhouse at Jim’s logging camp on the East end of Canim Lake. They moved to Lone Butte in November 1951, where they lived (behind the big red garage) until the fall of 1975. They then moved to their home overlooking the lake and the golf course at the 108 Mile Ranch. For over 30 years Jim and Sheila wintered in Palm Desert, California, enjoying the warmth and the golf. They played regularly with the ‘Brown Baggers’; many of whom were fellow BC snowbirds. Sheila and Jim also enjoyed travelling and were able to see many parts of the world including the traditional motorhome trip across Canada! In 2011, they moved to Kamloops to be closer to their eldest daughter Lorna. Sadly, as Sheila’s memory deteriorated and she required more care than Jim could offer, Sheila moved to the Residential Care Unit at Kamloops Seniors Village in March of 2019, where she remained until her death. While busy raising her daughters and supporting Jim in all his endeavours, Sheila was also an active participant in the community, volunteering with the Lone Butte Community Association, the Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and the 100 Mile Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She was a Guide leader for many years in Lone Butte, and later became District Commissioner for the Girl Guides of Canada for the South Cariboo. She was an early member of the 108 Women’s Golf Club and was involved in organizing the Pud Griffin Memorial Tournament in the 1980s. Sheila had many skills, which she passed on to her daughters. She wallpapered or painted many a room at Lone Butte and the 108. Summers were a time for picking raspberries, making jam, and canning fruit, along with trips to Green Lake, and later, golf at the 108. Sheila was a gifted needlewoman. She sewed clothes for her girls and their dolls, hooked rugs, crocheted, tatted lace, did cross stitch and embroidery, and knitted! Indeed, she was seldom seen without her knitting in her hand, or at least nearby, and she was proud to be certified a Master Knitter by the Knitting Guild of Canada in 2001. Sheila was an avid reader, a love she instilled her daughters from an early age. We often laughed that Mum was the only person we knew who could read, knit, and watch TV simultaneously! Sheila leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband Jim, daughters Lorna McMillan (Robin Johnson), Leslie Watson (Jamie), and Barbara McMillan (Yen Jong) and grandchildren Sheila and Ian Johnson, Alex and Michael Watson, and Sophia and Brian Jong, her brother Alan Boyd (Janet), sisters-in-law Shirley McMillan and Leslie Ginther and numerous nieces and nephews. Sheila was predeceased by her parents and siblings Iris and Ian. Many thanks to the loving staff at the Kamloops Seniors Village for the care they gave Sheila. A celebration of Sheila’s life will take place later, when we can gather in large numbers. Donations in Sheila’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity dear to your heart. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Muriel Ann Kermode It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Muriel Ann Kermode (Bloomfield) on May 27, 2021 with her loving husband Bill by her side. Ann was born in Victoria, BC on December 7, 1940, second of four daughters to parents Muriel Bloomfield (Marsh) and Ken Bloomfield. Ann is survived by her husband Bill of 58 years, sisters Lynn Aiken of Winnipeg, MB and Barbara Howe of Sooke, BC, sisters-in-law Helen Steele of Victoria, BC, Mary Lou Nikoliason of Calgary, AB and Leona Fisher of Kingston, ON as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

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Rick Ernest Bowie September 10, 1961 ~ May 27, 2021

She was predeceased by her father Kenneth Bloomfield, mother Muriel Bloomfield, sister Joan Taylor and brother-inlaw Lawrence Aiken. In 1997, Ann retired from the BC provincial government after working for them for 35 years, the last ten years in Vanderhoof as District Highways Office Manager. They then moved to Kamloops and settled in Dallas. Ann worked for five years for a law firm in Kamloops, retiring in 2003. They enjoyed planting a large garden and travelling. Ann became active in several clubs, Kamloops Family History, Kamloops Garden Club, Cottonpickers Quilt Guild, Crown Jewels Scarlett Tiaras and was a member of The Royal Canadian Legion. Ann appreciated her sister Lynn and nephew Andrew for their huge support during the last months of her journey. Thanks to Dr. Selena Lawrie for her care, kindness and compassion. Also thanks to the Interior Health nurses and home care workers who crossed our doorstep. Interment and a graveside service will be in Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria, BC on June 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm. A memorial service will be held in Kamloops at a later date. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke or Cancer Care through Schoening Funeral Service. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Roger B. Zinck

June 5, 1939 - June 3, 2021 Sadly, we regret the passing of Roger Zinck, a long-time farmer in Scotch Creek area and former logger. He is survived by his wife Marie of fifty-nine years, his son Terry (Emily) Zinck, daughter Teresa (Dan) Sexton, grandchildren Tanner, Sydney, Blake and Nick as well as his siblings, sisters Norma, Loretta and brother Tom (Peg) along with numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Lora and his sisters Rita and Netta. Roger sat on the board of many organizations including, Martin Prairie Stock Association, B.C. Livestock Producers Co-op, along with many other local associations. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Donations in memory of Roger can be made to the North Shuswap Historical Society. Share memories and condolences of Roger at: www.fischersfuneralservices.com

We called Rick “Mr. Television,” he loved his remote. His channel surfing abilities were above and beyond but that was the only surfing he did. He was a natural athlete from golf, to bowling, skiing, you name it. He especially excelled at baseball and at the age of 16 was clocked by the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates at 92-94 miles/ hour although he chose not to go that route. Instead, he became a narrow-gauge tram operator and overhead crane operator. Rick was fun, funny, kind, and had a great ability to put things into perspective. He was a great father teaching our son, Jordan, the love of music, sports, great food, and overall how to enjoy life. Rick’s ability to love was amazing. I was blessed to have him in my life for 36 years filled with laughter, tears, frustration, and more laughter. The most amazing moment in Rick’s life was the birth of his son Jordan Jerome Bowie. His sense of humour and quietness drew people to him even though he’d of preferred to remain in the background. He was a phenomenal dancer, and had magic hands with woodworking. He was mostly a homebody but when he was out he always had a good time. He had the best green eyes and an Elvis smirk and smile. He was a gentle soul who could be extremely stubborn, but would let go of things quickly. He was the most romantic man, May 24th he surprised me with 36 roses to commemorate our time together. Rick’s kind, fun, and giving parents Ann and Irv Bowie of Trail, passed during his cancer journey. Rick, leaves behind wife Donna and son Jordan of Kamloops. He is also survived by his brother Don (Nancy) and Natalie and Erica; Aunt Bev (Ivan) Bell and cousins Tammy and Shelley; Aunty Lil; cousins Bruce, Theresa, Francis and Susie; Aunt Lana (Gary); and cousins Mike Vernon, Barb and Al. Rick had several childhood friends he spoke fondly of: Carl Plamondon, Mark Blair, Dale Vanelli, Chris Gordon, Troy Stewart, Sid Harry, John Hughes and John Hand. You boys and your families meant a lot to Rick. Rick was accepted into Donna’s family effortlessly because of his love for the Montreal Canadiens; Carol (Steve) Langlands and niece Reta; Dennis (deceased) and Gail, Travis (Danielle) Kevin, Tina; Anita (deceased) and Phil, Nathan and Nathan and Samantha, Nancy and Austin, Natalie (Nathan) and Ariel; Mo (Dina); Rob, Sierra and Dakota; and Howard (Sheri) and Joey, Jonny and Jessee.

Donna and Rick are very grateful for the love and support during all these years. Rick loved Donna’s parents Agnes and Eucie Regnier and said in the afterlife he’d like to hang out with them. Rick was so very special and he attributes much of his success and abilities to his baseball coach Andy Bilesky who taught him how to breathe at a very young age. Rick could often be heard saying … JUST BREATHE. Jordan and Donna Bowie would like to thank the absolutely amazing staff at the Kamloops Cancer Clinic, their positive words of encouragement and healing abilities went beyond the medical requirements. All of you made Rick’s cancer journey more bearable. Dr. John Just, an amazing surgeon and humble man, gave us almost 7 years extra with Rick. How do you express gratitude for that? Our family has been blessed with Dr. Amanda Bosman to be our family physician, with her compassion, intelligence, wisdom and kindness, she has been much more to Jordan Rick and I. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to Amanda, Dr. Ruth Farren, palliative doctor at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, and the phenomenal nurses and volunteers who made Rick’s last few weeks more comfortable and accommodating. The City of Kamloops is truly blessed for the volunteers, doctors and nurses throughout the clinics, Royal Inland Hospital, and hospice. Rick passed with dignity in a beautiful home on his own terms. We’d especially like to thank Rick’s past employer Inland Glass and Aluminum Ltd. Frank Luciani, Reagan Loehr, Gary Lawrence, his coworkers Doug, George, Lou, Lucky, Gregg, Caroline, Crystal and all the staff I’ve failed to name, have been unbelievably generous to our family. A Celebration of Life will be held for Rick at a later date. Donations in memory of Rick may be made to KidSport Kamloops - https://kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/ kamloops/donate/ or the BC SPCA - https://spca.bc.ca/ Online condolences may be made at www.tvfh.ca

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Eleanor Ann Ramage 1926 - 2021

Mom’s big heart gave out on May 24, 2021 Queen Victoria’s birthday, in her 95th year. She had always said that she wanted to live to be a 100 years old. Mom loved life, her kith & kin and her nursing profession. Known to many as Nonie, she was born at the Royal Inland Hospital in August 1926 the day the Opera House burnt down in Kamloops. Her father owned a garage being the first mechanic to bring wheel alignments into the interior of the province and her mother worked for years at the Museum & Archives. Her maternal grandparents, Blake Stokes and Eleanor Daykin ran a jewelry & watch repair shop in Kamloops after moving here from Armstrong. Her parental grandparents, Alexander Gordon and Jean Dalgarno were Apple Ranchers in Vernon who had immigrated from Scotland. She attended Lloyd George Elementary School and graduated from Kam High. She began Nursing training on the same day that her younger brother Blake started Grade 1. She was the top honour graduate of the RIH School of Nursing and obtained further studies in Mental Health at Essondale as a Registered Nurse. After graduation, she worked “Specials” -- accompanying patients by train to Vancouver for treatment. Her and a fellow graduate headed off on a great adventure to Portland, Oregon and worked at the hospital and later in a doctor’s office. She came home to marry Steve in 1950 at the Kamloops United Church. Together they were married for 52 years. She nursed at the Royal Inland Hospital for over 45 years as well as at Ponderosa Lodge. She always worked as the Night Supervisor while raising five children at home. And always the caregiver, she cared for her husband, mother and aunt for many years. She was an avid knitter and she loved to sew to share her love with others. All of her birthday Angel Food cakes will long be remembered. She loved the flowers in her garden and especially the wild daisies near their cabin at East Barriere Lake. Over the years, she had six replacement surgeries, hips, shoulders, and knees. She said that this was a sign of an old nurse. At age 75 she learned to operate a computer and was on-line with her family. Her grandchildren named her Gma - high tech Gma. She so enjoyed her fun Red Hat days with an Alaskan Cruise and a trip to the Price is Right and more. She loved to travel and enjoyed trips throughout Canada, Scotland, China, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Hawaii and the United States. She was a lifetime member of the Kamloops United Church and she worked at the Action Desk for ten years before the move from her apartment in August 2013. Special thanks to the Active Care Seniors Services for their home style assisted living for three years - her home away from home. In addition, to the Interior Health Care workers for their home-in care at Active Care. Thank you to Ridgeview Lodge for their 24 hour care that she required after hospitalization in 2016, as she simply had ‘forgotten how to walk’. You know who you are and how you assisted mother; many above the call of duty -- “do small things with great love”. Our gratitude to Navy Sahota, Nurse Practitioner, for her professional, respectful and compassionate care. There is no service by request. If you wish, kindly donate to the Alzheimer’s Walk for Memories that Mom walked, with her walker, in May 2016. “Crash-Bang!” (The nickname she gave herself). Her ashes will be placed in the Gateway Gardens (Circle of Friends) at the Hillside Cemetery where her family members are buried. She is survived by her children Rod (Bonnie), Bill, Ann (Philip), Mary, Pamela (Allan). Foster daughter Dianne de Yaeger. Grandchildren Doug, Keith, Stephanie, Adam (Meena), Ashley, Jasmine, Stephen, Blake and Lily, great-grandchildren Caiden, Bailey, Cub, Hollis, Alexa, Isabelle, Iyla, Nalina and Sohana Eleanor. Her dear brother Blake (Edith) of Calgary, niece Bernice and nephew Ian. Also, nephew Norman and nieces Beverly, Teresa and Linda. She was predeceased by her husband Steve and her parents Bill and Jean (Stokes) Gordon and her dear Aunt Joyce of Joyce’s Millinery. “I ask for everyone who knew me to take a moment today to remember me; then go and tell your family and friends how much you love them and what they mean to you. Sometimes you have to let one story end so another can begin. Forget me not! Look for me in the flowers! Fare thee well love ... “ Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.schoeningfuneralservice.com Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Services 250-374-1454

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Bill Amy On May 30, 2021 Bill Amy died the golfers’ dream: on his favourite golf course playing with the one he loved. He scored a 43 on the front nine. Though tied with his wife Charmaine, he held hope of beating her on the back nine. On the 11th hole after he shanked his shot, he duffed his second into the sand, picked up his ball and called it a day, literally. With a glance to meet eyes with his wife, he passed quickly. Bill was born in 1946, in Winnipeg, MB, the first of Olive (Bowler) and Ernest Amy’s five children. He spent the best of his youth helping his Uncle Phil on the farm, where he learned how to drive tractor, play baseball, and make country-boy mischief competing with his older cousins to determine who could best wrangle the old farm bull by the tail. Tired of the prairie climate, at 20 years old he left with only a few dollars in pocket to start life anew in Victoria, BC. He rented a room from Gertrude (Stearn) and Dave Mactier, parents of a lovely, joy-filled 16-year-old called Charmaine. He built his life from scratch with pure grit and determination, as always making the most of very little. Working as a shoe salesman seven days a week, he impressed his future mother-in-law with his skill in maintaining his one and only good shirt, clean and pressed daily. The Mactier family moved to Vancouver and Bill followed, working for Eaton’s in management. Not long after Charmaine’s graduation, the two married on October 12, 1968. Bill established his own company and the couple, and their two daughters, lived in Vancouver, Whalley, Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and finally Kamloops. The family wondered if he was trying to return to his homeland. Turns out, he was. Bill made Kamloops and surrounding area their forever home. Never one to sit on the sidelines when help was needed, he embedded himself deeply in the community. Bill had a calling. He was drawn to solving complicated problems for the benefit of others. He was president of The Sands development on East Barrier Lake tackling challenging issues such as developing a safer water system. Not long after, he established a pool of volunteers to host the 2014 Seniors’ Summer Games at Sun Rivers Golf Course. His swan song: the years he devoted to saving the Sun Rivers Golf course from closure by creating a member-shareholder structure in which golfers played a role not only on the greens but in saving the course itsellf, now known as the Bighorn Golf and Country Club. Through Bill’s efforts, more than 300 of his neighbours and friends contributed to maintaining a viable golf course in their community. He was deeply passionate about all his initiatives. But what brought him the most joy was the Thursday Morning Men’s Group that he started with eight participants. At its height, the group grew to 100 men who played with new members each week in order to make connections and develop lifelong friendships within the golf community that he so loved. Of all his commitments, the Men’s Group brought him the most joy. Bill loved creating community on a large scale, but in his later years, it was his contributions to his family that he cherished the most. He was a gifted speaker and storyteller, and he used those traits to subtly pass on his wisdom to his grandchildren and the children of his friends, shaping them as people and parents. Survived by his wife Charmaine; his daughters Sharilyn Amy (children Kieran and Laurel Mcfarlane) and Melissa Sales (Trent, and children Jenna, Madi Madland (Mixon), Daphne, Alex, and Olivia); his siblings Grace Amy (Fred Merrett), June Ebata (Barry), John Amy, and Dorothy Krohn (Lenard) and numerous nieces and nephews. Every single one of us, blessed to know him. We have but one complaint about Bill Amy, he owed us more time. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on July 10, 2021 at Summit Drive Church, Kamloops, BC. Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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Carlo Kenneth Gordon Fryer

It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Erick Fryer on May 10, 2021.

It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Carlo Fryer on May 10, 2021.

Erick was born on June 17, 1991 and raised in Kamloops, BC. He attended AE Perry Elementary where he won the Athlete of the Year award in Grade 7 and then attended NorKam Secondary.

Carlo was born on November 6, 1989 and raised in Kamloops, BC where he attended AE Perry and NorKam Secondary. Carlo was kind, sweet, and friendly with a great sense of humor. Carlo married his first love Kaylee in 2017, the couple had a beautiful daughter in 2019. Malea was his whole world and he loved her endlessly. Although the couple had separated, they were working hard on coparenting.

Erick was quiet, gentle, and generous. He excelled at all sports, but was especially fond of basketball. His love of family, basketball, and WWE Pro-Wrestling was well known, he attended live wrestling events as often as possible even meeting Mick Foley. Erick loved all his siblings and “tortured” them with wrestling moves as often as possible but he was particularly close to CJ. Left to mourn his unfortunate passing is his father and step-mother Gord (Dawn) Fryer, mother Jane Dela Paz and her partner Ray. Siblings Nathan (Sandy), Kyra (Jake) and baby Alesana, Shyla (Cavan) and baby Bonnie, Michael, Cyperuz-Jade, Matt (Maggie), Korreena and Freedom, and niece Lady Malea. Grandparents Ken Fryer (Flo), Nanette Corbin, Larry and Judi March. Aunties/Uncles Mary (Mike) McKenzie, Tina Fryer, Kenny (Casey) Fryer, Karen (Darryl) Janzen, Sylvette (Claude) Julien, Grace (Zaldy) Dela Vega in Philippines, Gary March, Gerry (Tracy) Leonard, Ken (Mary) Laroque, Mike Leonard. Great Aunties/Uncles Jim Howard, Roy Holland, Carina Dela Paz, and Enrique Dela Paz of Philippines. Special thoughts for cousins James Paquette, Chris (Shannon) Paquette, Noel Bysouth and best friends Baltej Chahal, James Wilsher, Catlin Fraser, and Chico Bob Jr. Numerous cousins both here and in the Philippines and way too many friends to name. Service to be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Carlo’s love of sports was evident with his presence on the ball fields throughout Kamloops. Carlo began playing at a young age, playing hardball into his early teens where he switched over to play slo-pitch all over BC, Carlo played with Mayhem Fireballs, Rezmerized, and of course Bare Naked Base Runners. Carlo was close with his siblings, bringing his best friend Nathan home to become his brother. He helped his siblings and many friends learning to play ball. He always made them laugh and watched them play whenever he could. He “beat them up” as often as possible, they all loved to play fight with him. Left to mourn his unfortunate passing is his estranged wife Kaylee, precious daughter Malea, his father and step-mother Gord (Dawn) Fryer, mother Jane Dela Paz and partner Ray. Siblings Nathan (Sandy), Kyra (Jake) and baby Alesana, Shyla (Cavan) and baby Bonnie, Michael, Cyperuz-Jade, Matt (Maggie), Korreena and Freedom. Grandparents Ken Fryer (Flo), Nanette Corbin, Larry and Judi March. Aunties/Uncles Mary (Mike) McKenzie, Tina Fryer, Kenny (Casey) Fryer, Karen (Darryl) Janzen, Sylvette (Claude) Julien, Grace (Zaldy) Dela Vega of Philippines, Gary March, Gerry (Tracy) Leonard, Ken (Marg) Laroque, and Mike Leonard. Great Aunties/Uncles Jim Howard, Roy Holland, Carina Dela Paz and Enrique Dela Paz of Philippines. Special thoughts for cousins James Paquette, Noel Bysouth, Chris (Shannon) Paquette, friends Derek Seward, Drew McLean, Cam Gottfriedson and OJ Paquette. Numerous cousins both here and in the Philippines and way too many friends to name. Service to be held at a later date.

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.

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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?


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Robert Ian Wildgoose With his family by his bedside, Robert Ian Wildgoose “Ian”, age 73, retook his wife Jenny’s hand on May 20th, 2021, at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC. Ian was born in Sheffield, England on September the 9th, 1947, to Lewis and Nora Wildgoose. As a young man, Ian worked in his family’s shop in Attercliffe, and as a teenager worked on the railway while achieving his Masters level in Baking. He worked for Mother’s Pride Bakery until he immigrated to Canada with his wife Jenny and daughter Amanda in 1973. Ian was an entrepreneur, who was part owner in two Kamloops businesses, a fishing tackle shop, Anglers Rest, and a local delivery service Cargo Distributing. After almost 20 years as the Owner and Operator of Wildgoose Trucking, Ian retired at 60 years old. Ian was an exceptionally gifted musician, who played lead guitar in bands in England and in his Kamloops band, City Lights. He also enjoyed creating oil paintings of nature scenes and spent many evenings trying to teach his daughter Amanda, how to tie flies. Ian loved to read, especially books on Science, Nature and Astronomy.

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Beverlee Moleschi It is with deep sadness we announce, on Monday, May 3, 2021, Beverlee Moleschi, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away at the age of 82. Beverlee was born in Langley, British Columbia to Reginald and Edna Harrison. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She loved music, dancing, singing and playing the guitar. She loved to spend time near the water, whether it be at the lake or river. She was a beautiful, loving woman who cared deeply for her family and friends. Spending time with family meant the most to mom. Her unconditional love, kindness and grace was freely given. A rare and beautiful spirit with a heart of gold, who never knew a stranger.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Beverlee is survived by her husband Evan, son Rae, daughter Katherine (Don), son Gary (Kelly), brother Darwin (Luda), grandchildren Mitchell, Alyssa, Landon, and Baylee, as well as many wonderful family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Dawn.

Along with his wife Jenny, Ian enjoyed hosting many parties, where he would play his acoustic and electric guitars alongside his friends and family. Music was an integral part of Ian’s life and when he played, it brought people together. Ian had a great sense of humour and had the talent to deliver a good joke. He would always start with a, “Did you hear the one about...” He was also a kind and generous man, who would give the “shirt off of his own back” to anyone going through a hardship.

Cremation with no service at this time. Because of Covid, a Celebration of Mom’s life will be at a later date.

Ian was an avid outdoorsman who instructed The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) Program. He also enjoyed fishing with his wife Jenny and travelling with her to Las Vegas. He was “Uncle Ian” to the neighbourhood kids, and Granddad to his two grandsons. He loved dogs, a good pork pie and always put his family first.

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Ian is survived by his daughter Amanda and husband Shane Osborne (Kelowna, BC), grandsons Austen and Brody Osborne (Calgary, AB), brother Steven Cavill (Greenwood, BC), sisters Anne Letz and Aileen Gleave (Fraser Lake, BC), and Kathleen Murphy (Quesnel, BC), and his many nephews and nieces, and great nephews and nieces in England and Canada. Ian is predeceased by his wife of almost 52 years Jennifer Anne Wildgoose (Kamloops, BC), parents Lewis and Nora Wildgoose (Kamloops, BC), and brother Keith Cavill (Greenwood, BC). Cremation services were performed at Drake’s Funeral Services in Kamloops, BC. Due to travel restrictions, a virtual tribute to life will be posted on Facebook, and a Celebration of Life will be scheduled in Kamloops, BC the summer of 2021. His family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Ian’s care team on 5-South at Royal Inland Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kamloops S.P.C.A., where he adopted three wonderful dogs. https://spca.bc.ca/donations/kamloops/

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Alvina Hughston It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alvina Magdelina Hughston of Kamloops, BC, on June 2, 2021, at 86 years of age. Alvina is survived by her children Valerie (Frederick) Brick of Opal, AB, Wanda Wiger of Edmonton, AB, and Diana (Mitchell) Harrison of Cold Lake, AB, grandchildren Christina, Shawna (Mike), Amanda, Kim (Mike), Traci, Brittani (Matt), Dane, Mackenzie, Maddison, Jason (Connie), Tyler (Erin), as well as 19 great-grandchildren. Also left to cherish Alvina’s memory are her brothers and sisters Herb (Mary), Doris (Jim), Barb Kellis, Esther Osborne and Bob (Evelyn). Alvina is predeceased by her husband Cliff Hughston, son Danny, sister Leota, brothers Benny and David, and grandchildren Mark Brick, Graham Carmen, and Brent Harrison. Alvina was born in Handhills, AB, and later her family moved to Hanna, AB, where she was raised. She moved to Edmonton at the age of 19 with her sister Esther. She married her soulmate Cliff in 1955, and they later had four children together. Alvina was known to love music and dancing. She was an avid dart player, bowler, curler, and enjoyed card and board games. Alvina loved her family and friends completely, and she will be sadly missed by all those she touched.

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Deborah Kelly Belrose Deborah Kelly Belrose of Kamloops, BC passed away on May 7, 2021, at 61 years of age. She is survived by her loving children: Richard (Chantelle) Starcevic of Wetaskiwin, AB, David Starcevic of Hanna, AB, Dwayne (Grace) Starcevic of Hanna, AB, Brandon Starcevic of Victoria, BC, Ryan Starcevic of Kamloops, BC, Devon Calder of Burstall, SK, grandchildren: Austin, Graham, Jade, Ashton, Logan, Kohl, and Jordan, brothers and sisters: Kenny, Heather, Hans, Hertha, Peter and Stephanie, mother Regina and her father John. Deborah is predeceased by her brother Beau and her beloved daughter Deanna. Born Deborah Kelly Tazzie on May 17, 1959, in Edmonton, AB, and lived in the Northwest Territories for many years of her life. Debby was residing in Kamloops, BC at the time of her passing on May 7, 2021. Her children were her greatest love. As a single mother Debby always had a will and a way to provide for her children. Treating each of her children equally to their own need, Debby instilled morals, manners, responsibility, compassion, and loving care throughout their growing years. She also had amazing unconditional love for her grandchildren, whom she spoiled each one in their own special way. Debby was a thrifty person who enjoyed garage sales, doing puzzles and scratch tickets. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed being out and about. She loved camping and most importantly fishing. Debby always made the best holiday dinners, especially Christmas, which was her all-time favourite. We could always count on her amazing Christmas goodies. Debby was also crafty, making sure each newborn known to her got a handmade blanket and pillow or whatever she thought was fitting. The family will be planning an event at a later date once COVID restrictions are eased to celebrate the life of Debby in Hay River, NWT where she will be laid to rest with her daughter Deanna. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to help cover the costs of Debby’s Celebration of Life event to davidstarcevic@hotmail.com Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

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Harry Herbert Winn Herb (known as Harry to some) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 92 after a short illness. He was predeceased by Colleen, his loving wife of 52 years in 2008, and son Bob in 2019. Dad was born and raised in Gibson’s, and moved with his family to Kamloops in 1967. He grew up in Gibson’s during the depression years and enjoyed an adventurous youth in the outdoors on the coast. He started off as a fisherman before moving on to mills, real estate, and finally ending up at Weyerhaeuser pulp mill in Kamloops, and retiring in 1994. Dad had a special knack for building beautiful things out of nothing and could fix or create anything he set his mind to, including building the family home in Brocklehurst. Dad loved to putter in his beautiful garden and always had a devoted dog who would follow him anywhere. Mom and Dad both loved the outdoors and spent many good times at their cabin on Okanagan Lake or camping across BC and beyond. Dad was a wonderful father and husband. While he was known for his humour, he was also patient, tolerant, and supportive. Never known to raise his voice, he was a gentle example. He is survived by his three children Doug (Cathy), Kelly and Sarah (Mike) and his eight grandchildren Cynthia, Melissa, Krista, Jennifer, Rebecca, Matthew, Katie and Sophie and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, Dad would have preferred donations to the charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

Mathias Popp

December 6, 1942 - May 31, 2021 Our beloved Husband, Father and Papa passed away peacefully in his sleep after many years of health challenges. Matt was born in Yugoslavia and came to Canada in 1949. Matt worked in construction for many years and in 1974 started working for BC Hydro. In 1986 he began working at Mica Creek until 1994 when he was able to come back to Kamloops. He retired in 2008 after 34 years.

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December 24, 1940 - May 13, 2021 Dad passed away May 13, 2021 on his terms, with the support of his family, after succumbing to a short, but cruelly aggressive cancer. Stan was a farm boy from Saskatchewan who migrated to Calgary and met and married our mother Ronel, who stayed by his side for 52 years until she passed in 2019. Leyna and Brad were born in Calgary and everyone relocated to Kamloops in 1979. Stan was fortunate to have made many lifelong friendships. He enjoyed bantering with his comrades at the Fox ‘n Hounds pub or The Hub, riding his bicycle around Scotch Creek where he was affectionately known as the Mayor, taking long road trips in the green van with us kids, and mellowing out later in life by sitting around a campfire with his beloved grandchildren, Nolan and Lauren, sharing stories about the good ole days. Leyna and her husband Craig, along with Brad and his wife Shawna and daughter Lauren will move forward honouring his legacy. Many thanks to all the medical personnel who helped us including the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House. Most importantly, the family needs to extend gratitude to our absolute Angel and friend, Scott Montgomery, who helped us immensely during a confusing and heartbreaking time.

Allister D. Maisonneuve 1927 - 2021

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Allister D. Maisonneuve of Kamloops, BC, on June 2, 2021, at 93 years of age. Allister is survived by his children Lynne Terrill of Calgary, AB, and Robert (Lisa) Maisonneuve of Kamloops, BC, his grandchildren Sean (Isabelle) Terrill of Calgary, AB, twins Kimberly and Lauren Terrill of Calgary, AB, Andrea Terrill of Jasper, AB, and Randi and Reid Maisonneuve of Kamloops, BC, and great-grandchildren Taliah Terrill of Calgary, AB, and Brielle of Kamloops, BC. Allister was predeceased by his parents Harry and Jean, his wife Dora, and his sister Laurette.

He loved camping and fishing and was proud to talk construction with Bradley and show him the ropes. He will be missed dearly by family and friends.

Allister was born in New Westminster in 1927. He served in the Merchant Marines before working for CN Rail in Prince George, Prince Rupert, Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver over the course of 37 years. After retiring he served as the Captain of the Wanda Sue, and he was an avid sailor - sailing the oceans and delivering boats all over the world. He sailed his own 40’ sailboat out of San Diego and Vancouver, and worked as Captain on the Lasqueti Island ferry. Allister was a member of the Kamloops Judo Club, with a 2nd degree black belt in Judo. He also belonged to the Kamloops Radio Club.

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Cattaneo and the many doctors who looked after him and Tim at Kamloops Funeral home for your help. Words cannot express our gratitude.

There will be no formal ceremony by request. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Gemstone Care Facility, and Ponderosa Lodge.

Matt’s wife Sharon, daughter Shelly (Neal) Aronowski and grandson Bradley are left to cherish the many memories of him. He was pre-deceased by his son Martin in 1986, and survived by his oldest sister Kay Berker.

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Mother. Artist. Friend. Cook. Gardener. On May 4, 2021, our Mom, Bev Haselman, left this world surrounded by the love of her family. Mom was born May 24, 1950 (a Gemini she’d quickly point out) and was raised in BC, spending most of her years in the Kamloops area. She had a great love of cooking, gardening, animals, and her familyespecially the love of her life, Richard (Dick) - her husband, and our dad. Her passion for caregiving showed in her cooking. Her creative mind shone through in her ability to plan and create wonderful menus for the entire family. Her caregiving extended to her love of animals; she was even known to have been a “birthing coach” to several neighbourhood pets. Mom had an amazing sense of humour and loved to recite jokes. She was artistically talented (although too humble to admit it) and wrote poetry and painted in watercolour. Our Mom valued being kind, always finding the good in everyone. She was smart, funny and generous and her laughter and light is missed everyday. She is survived by her children Amy (Jason), Sara (Kirk) and Luke. Also, her beloved grandchildren Rowan and Miles and countless other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Dick, her brother Matthew and her parents Barbara and John Clarke. Heartfelt thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of 6 South, Royal Inland Hospital.

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For Dylan, spiders and snakes have what it takes LITERACY IN KAMLOOPS PARTNERS WITH SD73’S @KOOL SCHOOL TO GIVE ONLINE SUPPORT TO STUDENTS One to One tutor Lynn Vickers uses an iPad to bring up young learner Dylan Steele on the screen as they prepare to read together live during their reading session. Dylan is pictured in the small box in the lower right corner of the iPad screen. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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Literacy in Kamloops moved its One to One tutoring to a virtual platform this year with the support of the provincial organization and had 18 tutors reading with 18 students, twice a week. The goal of the program is to build confidence and have fun while practising reading. Program co-ordinator Cami Klohn recruited and trained the volunteers for the first-ever virtual program, made necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic and association gathering restrictions. The majority of tutors are older — some are university students and others are people with a love of reading who want to get involved in their community. “A lot of our tutors were really intimidated with virtual training and being online and learning new things, but they came away with so much,” Klohn said. “It was such a great experience for the kids and the tutors.” Many were older adults, so they had to master the technology first and get over their fears. Then, Klohn said, it became more of a family affair as they were “visiting” their students at

home. Lynn Vicars was among the group of tutors that stepped up to meet the challenge. She was on her fourth year of tutoring in schools when the pandemic hit, visiting schools one day each week and tutoring three students for up to 30 minutes each. For Vickers, the shift to virtual tutoring was a steep learning curve at first, but after switching from desktop computer to an iPad, the workflow became much simpler to navigate during her one-on-one sessions.

Using the online platform Zoom and the digital reading platform Epic!, Vickers met virtually with reading student Dylan Steele, a Grade 2 boy who loves critters. Vickers began planning their reading times together by researching books on those very critters that sparked Dylan’s interest in reading. It didn’t take long for Vickers to understand what he liked. “I just knew he loved science, so we do lots of things on bugs,” Vickers said. “He really likes insects, snakes, scorpions and

spiders.” She noted Dylan is great at sounding out his words, breaking them done into chunks or stopping at a page and telling a story of his own. Dylan’s mom, Anna Steele, decided to homeschool Dylan after making the move from the Lower Mainland, having worked as a school teacher herself. Of the subjects she works on with Dylan, he doesn’t fight doing math or science, only language arts. “He’s just not into it,” Steele said. “So anything that we can

find that makes him excited about doing that is just awesome.” That interest extends into artistic endeavours, with Steele saying Dylan recently drew a picture of a giant praying mantis eating a person. “He’s been really enjoying the science,” she said. Dylan will be heading back to a brick and mortar school in the fall. “He’s a little sad that it’s coming to an end, so it sounds like Lynn and him will do a couple of little meets every couple of weeks, just to touch base and to read together [through the summer],” Steele said. “He’s really enjoyed reading with her.” His mom is hoping perhaps he can join a reading tutor program in the fall and maybe even connect with his newfound online reading buddy once again. For more information on Literacy in Kamloops and all the programs it offers, search “Literacy in Kamloops” on Facebook.

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KSO review: Symphony reaches New Heights LESLIE HALL

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Two magical works, one curious work and an old favourite ended the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-2021 season. Well, not quite. We have been promised another free chamber concert, on June 13. The first work of magic, le Bal Masqué, was composed by Francis Poulenc in 1932 using poems of Max Jacob, written in 1921. The dates are important in that they reflect the general

reactionism of the 1920s and the particular reaction in France that preferred charm, delicacy, fun and wit — as the program notes tell us — to the prevailing Romanticism. Alan Corbishley wonderfully expresses the almost ridiculous lyrics. His performance and the opportunity to watch the orchestra principals in action is enjoyment enough. However, the excellent program notes and presentation of the lyrics offer much more to explore. The magic of the second piece is in Csetkwe‘s songs. They were

the inspiration for Katia MakdissiWarren‘s composition, Whispers of the Mountain, in which we are fortunate to hear Csetkwe sing and drum. The opening is serene, woodsy and perhaps whispery. The drum and voice enter, blending with the instruments. The next song is the upward climb. We are drawn into an explosion of energy. Csetkwe’s voice rises from deep within her chest with a tone and power of its own. The ending is a quiet exhale This piece acts as a bridge

from the last live performance to (fingers crossed) the 2021-2022 season live. What a treat it will be to choose where our eyes and ears want to be. Still, by former Kamloopsian Stacey Brown, begins a four-year long project of commissions entitled Minutes to Midnight. The old favourite, Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring in the original chamber version, made for a fine ending. Tickets to T(w)o New Heights are available online at kamloopslive.ca until June 19.

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Moving on to Step 5 of the 12-step program

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received a message from a respected past work colleague of mine. She said her 90-year-old mother reads my column and quotes it often to her. Their family had a recent overdose death involving a caring young man. I am so grateful they chose to share how he died. I read obituaries of people I know from the rooms and am saddened to find the cause of death is often obscured. We in recovery know who these people are and when families do not state the cause of death, it suggests they may feel ashamed (which sends a powerful message to us). I respect the need for privacy; however, to change stigma, it’s helpful to let people know. You are not

ASK AN ADDICT Ask an Addict is a column penned by Helena Paivenen, a Kamloops scholar with expertise in addiction issues and someone who is also an addict. The column is meant to inform and help, which is particularly important as we remain mired in an opioid crisis that continues to claim thousands of lives each year. If you have a question you would like answered, email it to editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. alone, but when in hiding, you are. Isolation kills. This column is about Step 5, admitting to ourselves, to God and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. In Step 4, we looked carefully at self, our conduct, our past, what we’ve done and what has happened to

us. We listed all our fears, resentments, anger and wrote down our secrets — especially anything we swore we would take to the grave. In Step Five, we share these with another person. For some reason, telling someone everything about ourselves is powerful.

Think of the Catholic Church in repenting your “sins.” There is a reason this is done. Sadly, cults also use this technique, with the most recent in the news to abuse this powerful process being NXIVM in asking followers for collateral (family or personal secrets). Secrets keep us sick. They tie us down and keep us in fear, but when exposed to the light, we often find freedom from bondage of self. Alcoholism (addiction) did not make me love myself. I hated me, what I did and who I had become. I was a liar and a thief. I couldn’t trust myself or my behaviour. My actions went totally against my values and against what I treasured in life. I lacked integrity. I was dishonest. I was a fraud.

Telling someone everything about me helps bring back integration. I no longer have to separate the two. I discover other healing aspects, such as patience, tolerance and, most importantly, acceptance. When I see that another person doesn’t run screaming out of the room after I expose all of me or that they don’t perceive me as the devil, I can begin to see myself as I was truly meant to be. We are all born innocent into this world, but when we change our neurochemistry with substances or behaviours, we no longer behave as we should. Step 5 is the beginning of the end — the end of lying, cheating and escaping responsibility. I finally take charge of me. I start to become open,

honest and free. I do not stop here, but rather continue to move forward. In other steps, I begin to make amends. I continue to examine myself on a daily basis. I keep up the work. I ask for help every day — from the universe and from my higher power, which some people name God. I whisper into the air a silent or out loud prayer, “Please help guide me. Give me strength to do what is right. Please allow me to no longer be selfish and selfcentred, but rather to be of service to others.” I want to send condolences to those suffering from loss from the death of loved ones. You are not alone. My heart beats with yours in this universal pain. All Ask An Addict columns can be read online at kamloopsthisweek.com by searching “Ask An Addict.”

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

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Recalling a crucial lesson from the Liahona

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ears ago, as a new member of a scout troop, I had my first opportunity to hike to the top of Skoatl Point, a volcanic plug near Kamloops. The scouters at the time decided to use the hike as a fun orienteering activity. Although the trail to Skoatl Point has always been quite linear, it was a long hike that provided many opportunities for the adults to stop, teach a few things about compasses and orienteering, then let us get a feel for how a compass works and how it might keep us oriented in the forest. When our group arrived at the volcanic plug, we put away our compasses and completed the challenging climb to the top. After spending some time enjoying the scenery from above the forest, the scouters asked us to pull out our compasses and point out which way was north. It didn’t take long to realize something was wrong when we were all pointing in different directions. The Scouters then explained how the geological makeup of Skoatl Point included magnetic

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materials strong enough to pull a compass away from pointing north. I learned a useful lesson from the fact that forces exist that might make a trusty compass become useless. Sometimes in the wilderness, a scout might need to know how to navigate using additional tools that are less prone to influence from magnetic forces — even celestial tools like the sun or stars. That unusual experience with my compass years ago has helped me consider how easily a person can become disoriented from the path that God would have them walk if they become too reliant on useful, God-given, but earthly tools.

It reminds me of a compass spoken about in The Book of Mormon — a special compass that wasn’t designed to point north. Around 600 BC, Lehi and his family were camped near the shores of the southern end of the Red Sea, not yet sure of the next step on their journey from Jerusalem to the Americas. One night, God directed Lehi in a dream to make a dangerous, multi-year trek east, across the desert. The next morning, Lehi walked out of his tent to find, on the ground, a ball made of intricately and curiously worked brass. At that point in history, compasses had not been invented yet, so the object was unlike anything he had ever seen. While Lehi and his family examined this curious metal ball, they learned from God that it was a pointer, or director, designed to point the way on their dangerous journey. Inside, they could see two spindles. Instead of responding to the earth’s magnetic field and pointing north, though, the spindles responded to the family’s faith in God and pointed in the direction they needed to travel.

Lehi’s family called their compass the Liahona. When they unitedly put their faith in God, trusting, following, remembering and worshipping him, the Liahona steadily pointed to their destination or to resources they needed for survival and progression. Whenever the family would collectively stop acting in faith, the Liahona would stop working, indicating the need to stop travelling and focus on spiritual nourishment and reconnection with God. With the aid of this compass — the Liahona — Lehi and his family were able to cross the desert with adequate food and water, find metals so they could craft tools and build a ship, cross the ocean and safely land in the Americas — all while keeping their faith in and dependence on God intact. The Liahona was never needed again as a compass, but for the next 1,000 years, it was passed from leader to leader as a reminder of where their people came from, the role faith played in getting them to where they were and the need for faith in God as they navigated forward. It was a reminder that,

although God gave many unique gifts to guide them through many unique challenges and journeys, the gifts wouldn’t work properly without at least a seed of faith in God. Today, The Book of Mormon invites us to consider this same lesson from the Liahona. Whether we find ourselves receiving the words of a holy book, a religion, inspired advice from a leader or minister, an act of kindness or even a special compass dropped in the mailbox, we’re invited to remember that these tools for progression are fuelled by our faith in the God who gave them. With that faith, we will be led on the path God wants us to walk through our most difficult challenges (and through life itself) to the “promised land” he has prepared for each of us. Andrew Lamb is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kamloops. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Please include a very short bio and a photo.

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The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation has expressed its disappointment with graffiti discovered scrawled on the outside of a heritage church on its reserve. In a press release, Chief Rosanne Casimir said the band was “deeply disturbed to learn that the Saint Joseph’s church was vandalized.” The graffiti was apparently discovered late on the morning of May 31— just days after the band announced it had discovered the remains of 215 children who attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School, which was run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a congregation of the Catholic Church. The Kamloops Indian Residential School operated from 1890 until 1977, with the federal

government assuming administration of the school from 1969 until it closed in 1977. Photos of the graffiti posted to social media show the words “evicted,” “banished” and “crime scene” written on the siding of the century-old building at 200 Chilcotin Rd., as well as a large “X” on the door. Much of the graffiti appeared to have been scrubbed off by Tuesday, though some of the markings were still visible. Kamloops RCMP has said it is investigating. “The church was built from the ground up by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc members,” Casimir said in the release. “We understand the many emotions connected to a Roman Catholic run residential school. At the same time, we respect the choices that Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc ancestors made, over 100 years ago, to erect this church.”

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, at the west end of Chilcotin Road, was built by Catholic Missionaries and the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc people, established after the Hudson’s Bay Company relocated its fort to the west side of the North Thompson River in 1843. Although the signboard in front of the church today indicates it was originally built in or around 1870, part of it is actually much older. When the Tk’emlúps band undertook restoration of the church in the mid-1980s, the remains of a hewn log floor system were discovered within the building, possibly part of the original church erected on the site by the Secwépemc te Tk’emlúps. The first missionaries in the area were the Jesuits in 1843. Reports of a cabin at the site date back to 1846. The church’s appearance today is how the church was reconstructed in 1900.


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A Kamloops businessman who has inspired the community to help improve cardiac care at Royal Inland Hospital now has his eyes set on breaking down barriers to health-care education. A new partnership between the ICCHA Wish Fund and Thompson Rivers University aims to raise $1 million to fund four years — an entire degree — of post-secondary studies for 20 nursing students in financial need in the coming years. Every $50,000 raised can put one student through the nursing program. The partnership was announced on Monday (June 7) in front of TRU’s new Chappell Family Building for Nursing and Population Health. ICCHA Wish Fund founder Al Patel, as well as Bridgeport Carpet,

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Charan Rai, Ebata Eye Care, Linda Turner Realty, Lyons Landscaping, Sairam Developments and Windsor Plywood have committed $100,000 in seed funding, while the remainder of the fundraising target will be raised by the ICCHA Wish Fund through community events and donations. Patel hopes the first nursing student to benefit from the ICCHA

Wish Community Ambassador Fund will receive a bursary this fall, when students are expected to return to the classroom at TRU after the COVID-19 pandemic led to remote learning for the past year. TRU president Brett Fairbairn said the partnership will “bring down financial barriers for students in the spirit of open access

and inclusion.” Patel told reporters students with good grades and in financial need will qualify. Patel knows firsthand the impact of financial support when pursuing education. He said when he came to Canada from Fiji, scholarships and bursaries helped him obtain an education and become a successful businessman. In 2007, he founded the ICCHA Wish Fund, which has raised almost $2 million for cardiac care equipment at Royal Inland Hospital. On expanding the ICCHA Wish Fund from the hospital to the university, Patel said nurses are the backbone of a community. He cited a shortage of nurses and demonstrated their importance during the pandemic. He said with the gift of education, nurses who receive financial aid will go on to help many people in the future. “Together, we can make the wish of a lifetime come true for a

nursing student in financial need,” he said. Brian Daly, TRU’s vicepresident of university relations, described Patel as someone with a “giant heart” and “steel will” to engage the community. With $900,000 left to raise to help 18 more nursing students, Patel is encouraging individual donors and community groups from throughout Canada to join in his latest cause. Should groups from one given community contribute, the money will support a student from that particular community to attend TRU. When the fundraising campaign reaches $250,000, learning space in the Chappell Family Building for Nursing and Population Health will be dubbed the ICCHA Wish Community Education Centre. To donate, go online to iwishfund.com or tru.ca/ ICCHAWishFund.

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You Rocked it Girl!

We are all so thrilled at your Achievement. Seeing you work so hard, with all of life’s challenges and still persevering.

This will be a time to look ahead and seek a future where you’ll see the dreams that mean the most to you, become reality. Your courage and drive at the things that are important to

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you make you a Genuine and Unique Person. We wish you all the best life has to offer. Never let anyone dull your sparkling personality. Thanks for being my rock of laughter at times.

TODAY YOU ARE

Remember life itself is a balancing act; embrace the ups and downs, good times and bad, joys and challenges; that is harmony.

Wishing you a day full of smiles and laughter. May you be blessed with many more.

Mom & Dad and Family

Tons of hugs from the family.

Grad 2021

Congratulations Heather Ann (Huston) Preiss Master of Education in Curriculum Studies University of British Columbia

Your achievement is a true testament of your perseverance, work ethic and dedication. We are so incredibly proud of you! Love always, Mom and Rob and all your family

GABI

LPN CERTIFICATE

DIMAS

RED SEAL CERTIFICATE

With proud hearts we wish you sincere congratulations to both of you on your achievements. Love and hugs from the family.


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WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021

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Seniors Week

WITH AGE COMES EXPERIENCE

Giving seniors more access to needed services KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

I

t is Seniors’ Week in B.C., which is being marked from June 6 to June 12. Mable Elmore, parliamentary secretary for seniors’ services and long-term care, spoke of the week in light of the challenges seniors face during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Older adults have been hit incredibly hard by COVID-19 and, as a community, have persevered with remarkable resilience,” Elmore said in a release to mark the week. “We grieve with all loved ones of those who have passed away from COVID-19. “To ensure better health care for older adults living in long-term care homes and assisted-living facilities, our

government is recruiting, training and hiring up to 3,000 new health-care workers.” Elmore said $585 million is being spent on the initiative over the next three years as part of the Health Career Access Program in the 2021 provincial budget. “Nearly 20 per cent of adults in B.C. are 65 years or older and that number is increasing,” Elmore said.

“We understand it is vital that older adults stay independent longer, so our government is making a series of improvements. “This includes a recent investment to expand United Way’s Better at Home program, which helps seniors and elders in more than 260 communities with day-to-day tasks.” Older adults can now dial

211 to access an expanded bc211 — a provincewide information and referral service that matches callers with volunteers who will help them with non-medical tasks. “We know there is a lot more work ahead of us and we will continue to work closely with seniors and elders to ensure their needs are met, now and into the future,” Elmore said. “This seniors’ week, we encourage people to safely reach out to their parents, grandparents or any other older loved one and make it a regular practice. “Every act of kindness, no matter the size, has an impact in brightening a person’s day and helping to lift their spirits.” In addition, Elmore is reminding the community of

seniors that vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To register for your vaccination shot, call 1-833-838-2323 or go online to https://www2. gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid19/vaccine/register. “Let’s say thank you to those who have lived through so much by connecting in safe ways during the pandemic and taking care of each other,” Elmore said. BETTER AT HOME Seniors and elders can apply for services by contacting the Better at Home Program’s provincial office by phone at 604-268-1312 or by email at info@betterathome. ca. To learn more about the Better at Home program, go online to betterathome.ca.

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