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irst the “heat dome,” with temperatures in the mid-to-high 40s Celsius in many parts of western North America for up to a week (49.6 C in Lytton and above 47 C in Kamloops). Then, when the forests were tinderdry, came the fires, which essentially wiped away Lytton, the blaze starting in the town and aided by intense heat. From northern California to northern B.C., the records were being broken every day. The extreme temperatures were

unprecedented, but the weather forecasters had an explanation of sorts — a heat dome that trapped hot air in the same area for a long time while the heat kept rising. They didn’t speculate beyond that because it would get them into a new and unproven hypothesis, but many meteorologists know this could be our first glimpse of a new normal cycle of killer heat waves. The proposed name for these new, lengthy super-hot spells is “Wave-7” or “Wave-5’” events because the heat waves strike simultaneously in several large regions around the planet. Wave-7, the likelier candidate in this case, hits western North America, western or central Europe and western Asia, all at the same time. See CHANGES, A20

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REMEMBERING DON MOORES Blazers’ president and COO died suddenly on June 30 while golfing

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s Danielle Reddick waited stuck in traffic last Thursday night (July 1) fleeing a fire near her home — kids ages nine, seven and five in tow, her husband in a vehicle behind — a thought occurred to her. She has in the past run down Highland Road. She could do it again if fire drew near. Her family would flee on foot. “At this point, you were just in go mode,” Reddick, an East Juniper resident, told KTW. “My throat was so dry. Then you’re thinking, you’re watching everyone else, really. At one point, if I’m seeing smoke close to me, I’m getting out and running. … I knew I could do it and I knew my kids could do it.” Vehicular congestion led the Reddick family to endure a 90-minute drive out of Juniper Ridge as they escaped a fire sparked by lightning on Canada Day in the hills between their neighbourhood and Valleyview. They weren’t the only ones caught in traffic. Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd

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Stone lives in East Juniper and said his was one of hundreds of families evacuated. He said it took little more than an hour to get to Valleyview Drive — a distance of about five kilometres. Residents were forced to wait as they tried to back out of driveways and lined up to get down Highland Road, the only paved way out of the neighbourhood. Some waited up to two hours, Stone said. Madyson Cavaliere sits on the board of the Juniper Ridge Community Association and lives on Bella Coola Court. She loaded children, cats and chickens into her van after a neighbour pointed out visible flames. It took 10 minutes to get everyone together — but it took another hour to get down Highland Road. “It was bumper to bumper going down the hill, then you have the four-way stop at the end of Highland,” Cavaliere said. “When we got down to the end of Highland, there were people trying to leave Valleyview Drive because the fire had gone down to Valleyview Drive, so it blocked off all those exits. … The one road down was pretty congested.” Stone said the Juniper bottleneck was

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caused by emergency egress locations locked in Juniper West and a single lane of traffic flowing down Highland Road. He said the fire should not have come as a surprise, given tinder dry conditions and lightning in the forecast. He said egress gates should have been opened in advance. Kamloops area MLAs, the Juniper Ridge Community Association, Kamloops This Week letter writers, online commenters and a Change.org petition are all calling for improvements in the wake of the fire. Although no homes burned and nobody was killed, the situation was seen as a close call, with firefighters and well-timed rain to thank. “Kamloops Fire and Rescue has said the situation would have been or could have been catastrophic,” Stone said, citing 15 minutes of downpour that helped douse flames as they encroached on homes. As smoke clears, questions are being raised about evacuation communication and protocols, including access in and out of the growing suburban neighbourhood nestled on a mountaintop. See CALLS GROW, A6

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Calls grow for more access to Juniper after fire From A5

Current vehicular access in and out of Juniper includes: • The main paved Highland Road, situated in the middle of Juniper, with two lanes up and one lane down. It also has a bike lane, which is separated via barricades, but appears wide enough for a small vehicle. One resident told KTW that, if the barricades had been removed, two lanes could have been used for traffic going down Highland Road. • Two dirt/gravel emergency gated access roads in Juniper West connect to neighbouring hilltop neighbourhood Rose Hill. They are located at the end of Galore Crescent (connecting ton Rose Hill Road) at the end of Coldwater Drive (connecting to High Canada Place). The Galore exit was reportedly temporarily blocked by construction machinery on the night of the fire as new homes are being built in the area. Stone said he heard it remained closed for about an hour. On the Rose Hill side of that exit, the gate off Rose Hill Road appeared to be cut and remained open on Monday, with chains and locks on the ground. Farther up into Rose Hill, a chain-link fence blocks Juniper traffic from entering High Canada Place from Coldwater Drive, which is a higher elevation area in Juniper West promoting lots available for sale in a new neighbourhood called Trail Side. The gated connection between the two areas appeared overgrown on Monday, with some squisheddown vegetation, but many waisthigh plants. That connection was a point of contention for some Rose Hill residents at a recent city public hearing, which decided the fate of development in Juniper. Rose Hill residents called for a guarantee the connection

LEFT: On the Rose Hill side of a dirt road that connects Galore Crescent and Rose Hill Road, a lock on the gate appeared to be cut, with chains and locks on the ground. RIGHT: Kamloops Mounties and City of Kamloops community service staff co-ordinate traffic control on Qu’appelle Boulevard in Juniper Ridge during the July 1 fire. JESSICA WALLACE AND ALLEN DOUGLAS PHOTOS/KTW

would never become a through road. Amendments to the city’s Transportation Master Plan followed at a May 4 council meeting, including specification that the Coldwater Drive and High Canada Place connection would remain a gated emergency access only. Asked why that should remain gated, Deputy Mayor Arjun Singh told KTW the width is too narrow for a permanent road in that location and Rose Hill lanes are too narrow for through traffic. The Galore Crescent to Rose Hill Road route was also identified in the Transportation Master Plan as a gated emergency access or limited access route in the future. Reddick said she learned of the Galore emergency exit to Rose Hill by listening to Radio NL as she sat in traffic, trying try escape the flames. It allowed her a safe way out in a matter of minutes. Cavaliere said the community association wants gates on Coldwater Drive and Galore Crescent to remain unlocked in the future. “Especially during fire season, so this doesn’t happen,” she said.

The city does have plans for a completed connection from Juniper to Rose Hill, via an extension off Qu’Appelle Boulevard. However, the road is intended to be built sometime in the next decade as development continues in the area. In addition to addressing Juniper West egress issues, the community association wants more than one lane going down Highland Road during emergencies and egress from East Juniper — the side of the community where the fire encroached, which also includes Juniper Ridge elementary — to Highway 1. When visiting the area in Monday, KTW found a locked gate located in Stone Ridge Estates in East Juniper, but it is unclear how far down an overgrown road behind that gate carries on toward Valleyview or whether it could have made a difference, with last week’s fire burning below in Valleview, near Orchards Walk. Stone also criticized city communication. He said the first official communication came too late after the fire broke out, arguing residents

needed information sooner. Questions have also arisen about a lack of immediate social media presence on the part of the city, including exit strategies or emergency information. Signs promoting emergency access could neither be found when KTW visited the Juniper West exits. Suggested by Stone is an alert app, such as Voyent Alert, utilized by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Singh said he watched the fire from his house in Sahali and understands residents are feeling anxious. He said the city is committed to making safety improvements and council has discussed the matter. He said there is potentially provincial or federal money available for weather-related disaster mitigation efforts. However, Singh added proper due diligence is required, including a review of what happened. Asked if he would support keeping the Juniper-to-Rose Hill gates open, building East Juniper egress, adding another lane to Highland Road and fast-tracking the new Juniper-Rose Hill connection, Singh

was non-committal. Nothing, however, is off the table, he said. “There is going to be a very strong consideration, if not very quick action of things that we can do,” Singh said. “None of this stuff happens overnight, but we are obviously cognizant of what happened with the fire, how fast it moves, how it just really was a very scary experience for so many people.” Asked for timelines, he replied: “Soon.” Stone said it is early in the fire season and lessons learned in Juniper apply to neighbourhoods around Kamloops. “They [residents] need to hear from their mayor, they need to hear from their council,” Stone said. “They need a statement of reassurance, that the city council, that they’ve met, that they’re on it, that they’re prioritizing actions and that they will actually implement some changes to how they do what they do when it comes to evacuations. “That needs to happen, like, today, not a week from now or two weeks from now.

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Second paved road in Juniper a city priority JESSICA WALLACE

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During a press conference at Sandman Centre on Tuesday morning, the city offered a preliminary debrief of events that unfolded during the Kamloops East fire on July 1. City CAO David Trawin announced plans to fast-track a second paved Juniper route, following reports of traffic being snarled on Highland Road during evacuation. Trawin said he has been inundated with messages from Juniper residents who reported feeling trapped on the hilltop as the fire burned below, including some who thought they were going to die. He met with council on Tuesday morning and made three recommendations: work immediately with federal and provincial governments to create an additional paved access in and out of Juniper, implement the Voyent Alert app, estimated to cost $100,000 over five years, and report back later in more detail on what happened and what could be done better.

Trawin said the city is already looking to pave the Coldwater Drive-High Canada Place road in the next year, but will now be looking at something “bigger” and “long-term” — not just emergency access, but a full and open road. Trawin said the city’s engineering and capital works team would determine a suitable location. The city’s Transportation Master Plan outlines a future road connection extension via Qu’Appelle Boulevard to Rose Hill Road. Asked if the city would commit to funding the project should provincial and federal funding not be obtained, Trawin said it would be the decision of council. Neither Mayor Ken Christian nor city councillors attended the press conference. Trawin said the mayor has a family matter and was among those evacuated from Juniper. However, Trawin said council has indicated it to be a “high priority.” He told KTW the city has plenty of borrowing power should it choose to fund the project on its own. He could not provide an

estimated price tag. Deputy Mayor Arjun Singh told KTW he could not speak on behalf of council. However, he said council is generally on board with expediting a paved road. “Council is very, very alive to these concerns,” Singh said. Acting civic operations director Greg Wightman said that while residents were anxious waiting to travel down Highland Road on July 1, that decision was made because it was, at the time, the safest exit to get out of Juniper. He said the city was prepared if emergency access was needed in Juniper West, noting information was being communicated from crews on the ground. He said when residents broke through gates, it was not at the recommendation of the city. “We had other plans, should they be needed,” Wightman said. “But sending people down unlit gravel, unmarked roads ,already feeling the effects of fear and anxiety, was not the safer of the roads.” Kamloops Fire and Rescue chief Steve Robinson said as of Tuesday, the fire is “out.”

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f all the memories of Don Moores, an insight from Tim O’Donovan really resonated with me. O’Donovan, the Kamloops Blazers’ director of hockey operations, was musing on the late team president and COO’s admirable traits. “He had such a good read on people,” O’Donovan told KTW reporter Marty Hastings. “If you were struggling, he had a way of making you feel good pretty quick. He was such a hard worker and he’ll be sorely missed, for sure.” Indeed he did and indeed he will. Don died on June 30 after suffering a heart attack while golfing at Kamloops Golf and Country Club. He was very well known throughout the community, in

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MUSINGS the past five years as head of the Blazers and before that via his years in leading Kamloops This Week and other newspapers in the B.C. Interior. In fact, from the time I arrived at KTW in May 2005 and for a number of years that followed, I would see Don almost every day as I passed his office

on the way to my desk. I would say hi or, if the door was closed and he was on his phone — which was often as he seemed to be busy all the time — I would nod. Without fail, Don would offer me a smile — that familiar slightly tilted grin —and a wink while discussing some important newspaper business with someone. But back to O’Donovan’s comment regarding Don’s penchant for dealing with people who were struggling. I had first-hand experience in being counselled by Don — and his words helped me come to a difficult decision not long after arriving in Kamloops from the Lower Mainland back in 2005. The move here with my family was difficult, as it can be for a family whose entire social network was left three hours away, over a couple of mountain passes.

An extremely stressful and time-consuming job only added to the personal crisis, which culminated in my family deciding we wanted to return to the Lower Mainland about a year after arriving here. In fact, the house had been listed for sale and I had accepted a job at a Vancouver-area newspaper as part of a too-rash decision. It was only then that I decided to talk with Don, so down the hall I walked, my stomach in knots and my heart heavy. As always, he waved me into his office, this regional president of Black Press, this boss of my boss. He could see I was struggling with something, so he closed the door, leaned back in his chair placed the tips of his fingers together and let me talk. I emptied my emotional tank — work and family pressures, recent deaths, financial

issues, everything. I was quite the wreck as I unloaded, so Don quickly stood up and closed the blinds on his office window so we would have privacy. He had a million things to do that day, as he did every day, but he gave me as much time as I needed. Don did not advise either way as to whether I should stay or go, though he did say he would prefer I stay and offered some keen insight on some personal issues with which I had been dealing. Due in no small part to Don and his counsel, my family cancelled the house listing, I declined the job offer I had accepted and we decided to stay in Kamloops. I am glad we did. And I am glad I got to know Don, even just a little bit. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Twitter: @ChrisJFoulds

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nature-based approach to climate change, part of an initiative to plant a billion trees. It included the Serengeti plains and Kruger National Park in Africa as potential reforestation areas. According to the Yale Journal of Forestry, “By not excluding conservation areas and traditional rangelands … these maps promote the idea that Africa’s natural heritage can be turned into industrial tree plantations to offset the rich world’s car-

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bon emissions.” Protected areas were established in Canada decades before Newfoundland and Labrador joined other provinces and territories to form the country we know today. Most are rooted in a colonial approach that defied Indigenous rights and fractured Indigenous Peoples’ relations with land. Jasper National Park’s website provides this overview: “When Jasper Park Forest Reserve was created in 1907… Indigenous peoples were seen as obstacles to the enjoyment of nature. According to wilderness conservation policies at the time, Indigenous peoples were considered incompatible with

nature and so couldn’t live in, hunt, or harvest within park boundaries. First Nation and Métis peoples were physically removed from the landscape, blocked from accessing it and banned from harvesting plants and animals, holding gatherings and accessing cultural sites.” This is not unique to Jasper. Indigenous people were also forcibly removed to create Vancouver’s Stanley Park and Quetico Park in Ontario, among others. David Suzuki is co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. Read the entire column online at kamloops thisweek.com, under the Opinion tab.

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CITY NEEDS TO ADD SECOND WAY OUT FROM JUNIPER RIDGE

Kamloops Mounties and City of Kamloops community service (bylaws) staff co-ordinate traffic control on Qu’appelle Boulevard in Juniper Ridge on July 1, with home checks and security patrols during an evacuation order due to a nearby wildfire. Crews managed to get the blaze under control before it could spread to some 400 homes nearby. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

Editor: What is it going to take for the City of [web-extra] Kamloops to provide the people of Juniper Ridge with a proper second way out of More letters on this topic at their community? kamloopsthisweek.com I cannot think of another area of the city where there is not a second exit in the event of an emergency. And the only way in and out being blocked by fleeing residents also hampers the response from our first responders. Juniper residents were lucky on July have turned for the emergency exit. We can’t 1 that the fire did not result in the loss worse. The day before, sit around and wait for of any structures or lives. Had the winds Lytton was brought to disaster. We need to be blown in a different direction or the lightthe ground, so the fear proactive and learn. ing strike been closer to structures, the was and is real. The city needs to get result could have been devastating. There needs to be its crews up there and We witnessed just how quickly a wildmore exits from Juniper create multiple exits for fire can start and how fast it can spread. to correct poor city plan- Juniper Ridge residents. The recent devastating fire in Lytton is ning. The lives of our family a perfect example. If the people of Lytton This should have — myself, my husband had only one way out, the loss of life there been dealt with yesterand our three young day. We got lucky on children — depend on it. could have been much worse. This is long overdue. July 1, but this week Les McKinnon the city should approve Danielle Reddick Kamloops and start working on an Kamloops

CREATE MORE EXITS IN JUNIPER — NOW Editor: My husband and I recently purchased a home in Juniper Ridge. We came from the Lower Mainland and we are very excited about our move. I moved up on June 30. I had a great day with my family and July 1 started out amazing. The smoke settled in, but at 6 p.m., the skies opened and it was a beautiful

evening until 9:30 p.m. When the lightning struck, we knew we had to get out with our three kids. In a panic, we grabbed our bags and proceeded to get down Highland Drive as fast as we could, only to be held up in traffic for over an hour. There was thunder, lightning and a fire coming up the hill. I was ready to abandon my car

and run down. I heard on the radio that someone broke through the gates at the end of Galore Crescent in Juniper West and I went for it, afraid that I could be turned around and be forced to wait again, but, luckily, I got down. There was an awful feeling of not knowing what could happen and how quickly things could

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RETHINK OUR STEPS IN LIGHT OF RIH OUTBREAK Editor: On June 30, the day before the province moved to Step 3 of its pandemicrelated reopening plan, Royal Inland Hospital declared a COVID-19 outbreak for the second time in six months — and on the same ward, 6 South, which has surgical patients. With Interior Health having this information on June 30, should Kamloops and the surrounding area still be encouraged to follow the rest of the province in moving to the next step? According to KTW,

the first outbreak at RIH, declared on Jan. 22, claimed four lives and infected 69 staff and 36 patients before being declared over on Feb. 22. With this second outbreak only a week into running its course, with the last outbreak being 31 days and with full vaccinations not at 100 per cent efficacy, aren’t we throwing caution into the wind by making the wearing of masks a recommended measure, rather than a mandatory order? In fact, shouldn’t Interior Health strongly

encourage our residents to voluntarily remain at Step 2 of the reopening plan, at least until the COVID-19 outbreak at RIH is contained? I know I speak on behalf of all residents when I say thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to all of our health-care heroes. We all know the tremendous personal and professional sacrifice they have all made every day through this pandemic and we really appreciate it. Cindy Allan Kamloops

SHELTERING BAD DOCTORS Editor: CTV’s recent W5 episode about Canadian physicians and the despicable means behind which the “incompetents” are sheltered made my skin crawl. Any of us who have suffered from medical malpractice now know the dirty little secret that isn’t little at all — a $5-billion trust fund paid by taxpayers to defend them agains us. They — like any insurance adjuster — are mandated to fight any and all complaints, regardless of merit or evidence. Their medically versed

lawyers will unquestioningly spend $100,000 to quash a justifiable $10,000 suit and no private lawyer in her right mind would even consider mounting a case against that soulless entity. My relatively healthy 67-year-old grandmother’s surgical procedure led to a nicked artery, resulting in a stroke-like condition. The doctor screwed up and my grandmother was confined to a wheelchair, with no ability to speak and very little else, until she died. My vision was heart-

lessly and needlessly damaged by an ophthalmologist who also gets to scamper off without any meaningful acknowledgment. Professionals have an obligation to separate themselves and protect those who deserve it and cull those who don’t. Like any other body of professionals — such as teachers and police officers — any of us who see colleagues milking or sullying the system must take a stand or fall with the others. Carmen Michant Kamloops

KUDOS TO PURE HONESTY Editor: On June 29, I lost my wallet around the Sandman Centre parking lot. I was hot and bothered and shocked that I had been driving around for a couple of hours with no wallet, no driver’s licence, etc. I then spent three days cancelling cards, renewing everything and the list goes on. During the thunderstorms, panic and fires of July 1, my wallet was returned to my address and left on the front steps. How amazing that someone would go to all that trouble and kindness, amid all

the panic and confusion of the fires, to return my wallet, with everything intact. Canada Day will always be remembered by me as being one of the worst days, but also one that delivered the best of someone’s honesty and kindness. The person who returned my wallet didn’t leave a name or address for me to send my thanks. If that person is reading this, you have my gratitude. You are the best and sending much good health and happiness to you and your family Mike Wrend Kamloops


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An update on wildfires in and around Kamloops This image shows Marshall Potts on his property northwest of Kamloops, with the Sparks Lake fire behind him. INSTAGRAM/MARSHALLPOTTSMUSIC

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A number of large fires are still burning out of control within the Kamloops Fire Centre, with various evacuation orders and alerts affecting thousands of people who live near the blazes. The region’s largest fire is burning northwest of the city, near Sparks Lake and Red Lake, stretching north into the Cariboo Fire Centre to Vidette, far up the Deadman River Valley. Recent activity on the Sparks Lake fire has also moved the fire farther south, through the northeast corner of the Skeetchestn Indian Band reserve lands, forcing “the majority” of band members to evacuate, according to a news release issued by the band on Tuesday afternoon. The Skeetchestn band has put together a dedicated response team of more than 75 members to help fight the fire. It includes band members, band staff members and non-band members and is working with the BC Wildfire Service to keep the fire at bay as it encroaches deeper into the Deadman River Valley. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued evacuation orders for 170 properties surrounding the fire. Another 704 properties are on evacuation alert, ready to leave should the blaze change direction. The BC Wildfire Service’s response to the fire, which was ignited on June 28 and is believed to have been human-caused, includes 138 firefighters, 33 pieces of heavy equipment to establish fire guards, 16 helicopters assigned and the support of air tankers. To date, the fire has burned approximately 39,000 hectares — still a dwarf compared to its historic neighbour.

In 2017, the Elephant Hill fire spread north from near Ashcroft and Cache Creek, burning more than 190,000 hectares immediately west of the Sparks Lake fire perimeter. Another nearby fire was in May 2018, when the Allie Lake fire burned 2,700 hectares just northeast of Vidette. Many evacuees from the fire have ended up at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre to receive emergency support services. One of those evacuees is musician Marshall Potts, who said he reported the fire and watched it slowly encroach on his and his neighbour’s property near Sparks Lake, just north of Red Lake. “As I got closer, I thought, yeah, this is a full-on wildfire and it’s going to go,” he told KTW. Potts posted videos of the growing blaze on his Instagram page. He and his girlfriend hunkered down at the property at the onset of the pandemic and, for the first time since acquiring the property in 2016, felt invested enough to bring on animals. Potts said he is confident his cattle will be OK, but he is worried about his barn cats, who were constantly startled by helicopters landing on the property, and his 30 chickens. “I know it sounds silly, but they aren’t likely to get off those eggs,” he said of his

hens. But Potts did make off with his two dogs, including a pregnant Saint Bernard, who is due to soon give birth. When KTW spoke to Potts, he said he was still in shock, even after watching the fire grow for days before finally leaving his property. Now, he’s unsure what comes next. “We don’t know what we’re coming back to or when we’re going to be allowed back,” he said. There are also three small spot fires just north of the Sparks Lake fire. The BC Wildfire Service said it has been dumping water on those fires and there has been little growth. Farther west from the city is the McKay Creek wildfire, which to date has burned about 25,000 hectares. According to the most recent perimeter maps from the BC Wildfire Service, that fire stretches from Pavilion north to just south of Big Bar Creek, with an evacuation alert on the north side and evacuation orders under the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. Another fire southwest of Kamloops is at Durand Lake. The suspected lightning-caused fire has burned 260 hectares just west of Greenstone Mountain, prompting an evacuation order for a large area. There are also smaller, newer fires throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre that have not spread significantly or remain smouldering. One of those is the Dome Hill fire near Strawberry Hill on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc reserve above Highway 5. That fire, which started on July 4, was last measured at five hectares. The fire between Juniper Ridge and Valleyview is now out.

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ON THE HOTTEST DAY EVER RECORDED LOCALLY, A CLIMATE ACTION PLAN IS APPROVED JESSICA WALLACE

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The irony was not lost on staff and council — on the hottest day in recorded history, Kamloops city council approved by a unanimous vote a new climate action plan, which aims to guide the city in its part to reduce the rise in overall global temperature. “This is, I would say, unfortunately well-timed,” Coun. Kathy Sinclair said during the June 29 meetings, a day on which the mercury reached 47.3 C. “But this really brings the point home why we need to do something.” Sinclair said she feels “very strongly” that the city is moving in the right direction. The heat wave has been accompanied by a rash of wildfires in B.C., including several in and around Kamloops that has led to hundreds of properties under evacuation orders or alerts, evacuees gathering on McArthur Island and at the Tk’emlúps Powwow Grounds and heavy smoke blanketing the region. The city’s sustainability supervisor, Glen Cheetham, told council the timing of the climate action plan approval was a coincidence. Average annual increases in temperature in British Columbia are expected to be up to 2.7 C by 2050, causing more severe heat waves, forest fires, air quality advisories and more. A number of short-term actions in the plan are specified to begin between now and 2024. They include increasing incentives to promote infill, requiring developers to meet higher levels of the BC Energy Step Code, requiring charging stations for certain types of development, increased

development cost charges in peripheral areas, increasing bike storage amenities and implementing a residential organics collection program. Overall, the plan aims to support transformation of the transportation and development industries in order to reach greenhouse gas reduction targets of 30 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050, compared to 2007 emissions. “While ambitious, these targets are achievable and consistent with provincial, federal and international targets and efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 C,” Cheetham said. Coun. Arjun Singh said he has worked with city staff and people in the community for a decade leading up to the plan’s adoption. He called it a “big day” in his public service. Singh originally brought forward the motion early in council’s term, in a bid to have the city align itself with targets set out in the Paris Climate Accord. “This is a leading plan,” Singh said, noting his work on boards of provincial and federal scope. “This is something that I think has an incredible amount of opportunity for action and I think that we’re always going to come back and change things. Nothing is going to stop us from doing that . . . but the direction it’s going in and the framework it creates is super exciting.” While council voted unanimously to approve the plan, some councillors raised issues. Coun. Bill Sarai said the initiatives rely on funding from other levels of government and expressed concern Kamloops residents could be handed the bill. The plan would cost $2.7 million to implement in 2022, increasing to $4.2 million by 2026. It comes in addition to program-

ming already underway, amounting to $2.6 million per year. Cheetham said approval of the plan does not authorize spending for individual initiatives, noting staff would work to leverage funding sources. “We recognize this is by no means a blank cheque,” Cheetham said. Singh said federal funding will be available. Coun. Mike O’Reilly said growth in surrounding towns and areas within the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, from which residents are commuting to Kamloops, is a gap not addressed in the plan — one that will result in increased greenhouse gas emissions, should more people choose to move to areas outside the city. He said the TNRD’s most significant growth is in three areas surrounding Kamloops and he recommended tightening up a fringe area policy with the TNRD. “When we make it harder to develop in Kamloops and more expensive, which this plan clearly states, we’re not just causing urban sprawl to go into Dallas, we’re causing urban sprawl to go to Sun Peaks or to Tobiano and Logan Lake,” O’Reilly said. “Most recently, I was up at Logan Lake and their advertising campaign for selling single-family lots is, ‘It’s just as fast to get to Costco in Kamloops as it is from Westsyde.’” Cheetham said the scope of the plan is within the city and regional impacts were not considered. However, he said the city is among climate action leaders in British Columbia, noting steps may be coming through the province in the future, such as the BC Energy Step Code and a zeroemissions vehicle mandate. “That will have an impact on everybody in the province,” he said.

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The Kamloops-Thompson school district will be joining almost every other district in B.C. by returning to a two-week spring break next year. The district’s board of Education, the KamloopsThompson Teachers’ Association (KTTA) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees 3500 (CUPE) have agreed to the terms of an additional week for spring break. The agreement comes after surveys in previous years showed an overwhelming majority of parents and teachers favoured the two-week break over the one-week break in place locally. At issue was how to add legislated instruction hours to the school year that would be lost to an extra week of spring break. The district did have a threeyear window — between 2015 and 2017 — in which there was a twoweek spring break. The district returned to a one-

week break in 2018. At the time, the district said merging Easter and the break was one of the options on which staff and teachers could not agree. In a release, the school district noted the provincial government gives school districts authority to determine their own calendars. They must ensure students receive a minimum number of instruc-

tional hours each school year. Results from the KTTA’s vote showed 96 per cent of union members are in favour of a longer break. “Teachers are looking forward to a work year that more aligns with the rest of the province,” KTTA president Laurel Macpherson said. “With the additional week

in the spring, teachers and students will be able to rejuvenate and come back recharged for the remainder of the school year.” To meet the minimum number of instructional hours required by the Ministry of Education and accommodate the two-week spring break, the duration of instructional days will increase for the 2021-2022 school year. The additional instructional time will come at the end of the school day, not through a shortened lunch break. Ninety-five per cent of CUPE members also voted in favour of the change over the weekend. “The extended spring break is a benefit for our membership,” CUPE 3500 president Corey Grabner said. “We were committed to ensuring that the extra week did not come at the expense of our CUPE employees.” For CUPE, the terms include increasing the time worked each day, then banking those hours so

there is no lost time for the hundreds of support staff employed by the school district. Kamloops-Thompson is one of only two school districts in the province with a one-week spring break. Bulkley Valley, in the Smithers area, is the other district, which this past March reaffirmed its oneweek spring break schedule for next year. There were only two other districts with one-week spring breaks — Vancouver Island North and Campbell River — but they have expanded to two weeks in the past two school years. The calendars proposed for the next three years will be posted to sd73.bc.ca for 30 days in order to receive feedback before being forwarded to the Minister of Education for approval. The dates for the proposed extended spring break are: • March 21 to April 1, 2022; • March 20 to March 31, 2023; • March 18 to April 2, 2024.

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Revised dress code for school district SEAN BRADY

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School District 73 has adopted a new district-wide dress code, removing language that allowed staff to single out students for clothing they considered distracting to the learning environment. The new dress code will come into effect for the 20212022 school year and will also be reviewed every three years in order to keep it current. “Society’s norms and values evolve and the dress code we had 10 years ago is not suitable for today,” said district superintendent Terry Sullivan at Monday night’s (July 5) board meeting. The process in revising the dress began in December 2020, but the issue had a fire lit under it in late February of this year, when NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson said she was sent out of class for wearing a knee-length black dress over

top of a turtleneck. Wilson said a teacher told her that her outfit had made her “uncomfortable.” Prior to the revisions, the dress code allowed staff to take issue with students thought to be wearing clothing that was “worn in a way that detracts from the teaching/learning process.” SD73 convened nine groups, including parent and student advisory councils, teachers, union employees, principals and vice-principals, representatives from the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre, a student SOGI representative and a student diversity representative. The groups met three times from April to June and further revised a draft policy put forward by the district. It was overseen by assistant superintendent Bill Hamblett. “There’s a number of things that we don’t want students to wear and those have been identified,” Hamblett said.

Similar to the previous policy, students cannot wear “clothing, insignias, symbols or adornments that denigrate or promote hatred of a person or persons, including, but not limited to, clothing that denigrates or promotes hate based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or age,” or contains “profanity, pornography or obscene images.” Hamblett said the updated list comes from the B.C. Human Rights Code. The dress code also affirms the wearing of face coverings for religious purposes or to adhere to health and safety requirements, such as masks. Hamblett said principals and vice-principals will soon be trained on the new administrative procedure before sharing the details with parents and staff.

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School district approves catchment area changes BOUNDARY ALTERATIONS ARE IN CONJUNCTION WITH REOPENING OF RALPH BELL ELEMENTARY SEAN BRADY

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The School District 73 board of education has approved its final round of catchment changes first pitched in April, with borders for Juniper Ridge elementary and Marion Schilling elementary set to be redrawn and some students moving to a reopened Ralph Bell elementary as a kindergarten to Grade 7 school. A number of Kamloops schools are facing capacity issues. Following the district’s longrange facilities report released in April, the district sought to make changes to some catchment areas to alleviate the most acute problems. Changes impacting four elementary schools and two secondary schools have already been approved, but the decision for Juniper Ridge and Marion Schilling remained and was deferred at the district’s June 28 board meeting to Monday’s meeting. The district’s original plan, which was ultimately approved, was to reopen Ralph Bell elementary in Valleyview as a K-7 school and to make changes to catchment area borders for Juniper Ridge elementary and Marion Schilling elementary, another Valleyview school. But in response to inquiries from the public and trustees, district staff also explored and reported on other options, such as making no catchment changes, reopening Ralph Bell as a Grades 6/7 school or reopening it as a Grades 5/6/7 school. According to data prepared by SD73 transportation and facilities director Art McDonald, the original proposal remained the most efficient overall when looking at capacity utilization and the number of portables at each school. The alternatives also meant splitting up more siblings. District staff made it clear that not making any changes was not really an option and would have an impact on the quality of education the district is able to deliver.

Trustees have approved catchment changes reluctantly thus far, with some commenting that none of the options are particularly appealing. Concerns were raised over children’s mental health and well-being due to having to transfer schools. Other concerns were around dividing Juniper Ridge into two catchment areas and dealing with student transportation. District superintendent Terry Sullivan said he understands concerns about students’ mental health, but noted the future must also be considered. “But I think we also have to think about the mental health and well-being of children five years from now,” he said at Monday night’s board meeting. Questions were also raised about the district’s projections for enrolment, which Sullivan defended. “It wasn’t just a question of projecting enrolment increases. I think we did that and did it quite well, but we did not project the Supreme Court of Canada making their decision, which had a profound impact on our space,” he said. The decision Sullivan is referring to is the legal win by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation to restore class size and composition limits back to 2002 levels. Sullivan said that decision meant the district had to quickly come up with 90 additional classrooms. “If you take 90 classrooms and subtract them from the issues we have now, you have an entirely different scenario than the one we’re in,” he said, also acknowledging the positive educational impact the decision had and the increased opportunities it led to for students. Only trustee Shelley Sim was opposed to the motion to make the changes to catchment borders. “What’s different for me is the fact that we’ve got three day cares that

are going to be impacted,” Sim said. After the district closed Ralph Bell in 2010 when it reconfigured its schools to better use its then-ample capacity, a number of day cares began using the space, but the district maintained ownership of the building. Sim’s concerns stem from the provincial government’s plans to move child care and early childhood education programs from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to the Ministry of Education by 2023. “My question is where and how? Whatever happens today,

I do hope we have a discussion that brings the government to the table. ... There needs to be a way we can plan progressively forward because this capacity issue is touching every inch of the city of Kamloops,” Sim said. As with other affected schools, those currently in Grade 5 at Juniper Ridge and

Ask the Expert Erin Currie is your local Kamloops Senior Living Expert Q) My Mom wants to stay in her family home for one more summer and then move to a Retirement Community in the fall. Any advice you can share would be helpful as we are just starting out and don’t know where to begin. A) My advice would be to narrow it down to three retirement communities she is interested in. Some questions to ask: South Shore or North Shore? Independent Living or Assisted Living? Price Point? Once you have narrowed it down, schedule appointments at each community on a different day. Viewing too many communities on the same day can make things confusing. Have a list of questions to ask, take notes, and observe the staff, ambience and overall feeling you get while you are on the tour. Ask if there is a floor plan in the information package as this will help her to remember what suite was at what community! You can always ask for a copy of the Culinary Menu and Activity Calendar for the month so you can see the type of services offered and what community might appeal to her based on these offerings. It is always a good idea to plan ahead for a move as suites will come available but the possession dates might not be for a few months. This works well as it will give her time to hire a mover, and get all of her other things into place. Take your time, observe and go with the place that feels right for her!

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Marion Schilling will have the option to complete their education at their current schools to Grade 7. Their siblings at the same schools will also be able to stay for that period. The catchment changes will go into effect as of September 2022.


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Search continues for missing man Mark Foan ON JUNE 28, THE 71-YEAR-OLD LEFT THE TK’EMLÚPS TIM HORTONS RESTAURANT AT HIGHWAY 5 AND SHUSWAP ROAD. LATER THAT DAY, THERE WERE REPORTS OF FOAN BEING SEEN AT THE WESTSYDER PUB KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops Mounties are asking for the public’s help finding a 71-year-old city man. On Monday, June 28, at 10 a.m., Mark Foan met a friend for coffee at the Tk’emlúps Tim Hortons restaurant at Highway 5 and Shuswap Road. According to police, the two men left the restaurant, Foan on his 2020 blue BMW R1250GSA motorcycle with B.C. licence plate Z01032. Surveillance video from a gas station next to Tim Hortons shows Foam riding his bike south on Highway 5 and merging onto Highway 1 westbound toward Sahali and Aberdeen. Later that day, at about

2:30 p.m., Foan was seen at the Westsyder Pub in Westsyde, He has not arrived home and his whereabouts remains unknown. Foan is white, stands six feet tall and weighs 210 pounds. He has grey hair and grey eyes. He was last seen wearing a light- coloured jacket and tan pants. His helmet is white with black graphics. Friends of Foan have papered the city with posters and have created a Facebook page — Searching for Mark Foan — to help gather any information people may have. If anyone has seen Foan or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-8283000.

Mark Foan’s helmet is white with black graphics. Friends of Foan have papered the city with posters and have created a Facebook page — Searching for Mark Foan — to help gather any information people may have.

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s this summer’s unprecedented heat wave and uptake in wildfire numbers continues to dramatically rise, many residents of the community and surrounding rural areas have begun to worry. Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) is on standby and ready to be deployed to assist RCMP in evacuation notifications at a moment’s notice. Our role will be to go door-to-door, placing ribbons on properties that are visible from the street to indicate whether residents are home, are notified and ready to evacuate, are currently evacuated, have refused to evacuate, or are requiring assistance to evacuate. Typically, and if there is time, an evacuation alert is given first to advise the public of a potential threat. This is followed by an evacuation order, where residents must leave the specified area immediately. When there is no time to follow this process, a tactical evacuation will be ordered by the authorities. Tactical evacuations require immediate action as well, but the difference is residents have little to no warning or time to gather belongings. Tactical evacuation orders were given to residents in the Juniper Ridge area on Canada Day, as a fast moving fire tore through that area, ignited by lightning strikes. On July 2, the Tunkwa Lake area was given tactical evacuation orders by RCMP and BC Parks employees. While the forecast continues to predict hot weather and chances of precipitation is low, this summer is shaping up to be the most unsettling yet.

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Sidewalks in Kamloops are buckling amid the ongoing record-breaking heat wave. City streets manager Glen Farrow said it is not uncommon for the concrete pedestrian infrastructure to lift in extreme heat, when soils beneath sidewalks heat up and expand. It usually happens on a handful of occasions around the city during the hottest days of summer. However, Farrow said it has become more frequent of late, due to recent prolonged record-setting temperatures. On June 29, the city set an all-time high temperature record for the third consecutive day, with a high of 47.3 C at Kamloops Airport. The city has received about a dozen or so reports

of buckled sidewalks. “Extreme things happen with these extreme heats,” Farrow said. “We have equipment issues, we have air-conditioning issues. Well, this is just soil and that granular material, as well as the concrete and asphalt, doing funky things.” Buckled sidewalks have been reported on Pacific Way in Aberdeen, on Qu’Appelle Boulevard in Juniper Ridge, on Dalhousie Drive in Southgate and on Westsyde Road in Westsyde. City staff are visiting the locations to assess whether the popped sidewalks are a result of the heat or perhaps a water main break. Farrow said sidewalks will often return to level ground once cooler temperatures arrive in the evenings. Sometimes concrete repair work is needed, however, which is completed by the city’s trades

department. “Some of the ones I’m seeing this time around, I don’t believe they will go back down,” Farrow said. “It’s quite, quite significant, but it’s not uncommon for them to pop down. The ones that do not pop down, that will be a trip hazard, so we cone it, we mark it. We cut that concrete out and redo that section of sidewalk.” No cost estimate for the damage has been determined. Farrow said the issue is limited to sidewalks and does not affect roads, which are constructed with asphalt, as opposed to concrete. Resident spotting a buckled sidewalk that poses a risk to the public can report it to the city’s civic operations department by calling 250-8283461, by emailing kcivicoperations@kamloops.ca or by utilize the city’s app.

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1. Prepare your home by removing all combustibles surrounding it. Ensure propane tanks and firewood are at least 10 – 30 meters away from the house. Clean the roof and gutters to free them from pine needles and debris. Make sure your house insurance is up to date. Prepare an emergency evacuation plan and make sure all family members are aware of it. Put together a grab-and-go bag with recommended items such as: cash, medications, glasses, a flashlight and extra batteries, radio, non-perishable food and water for 3 days, spare clothing, including warm clothing and blankets, cell phone charger, first aid kit, pen and notebook, and whistle. www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/ build-an-emergency-kit-and-grab-and-go-bag. 2. Have your pet’s items including food, water, leashes and carriers ready to go. If arrangements have not been made already, arrangements can be made to house them elsewhere after you are evacuated. 3. Keep an eye on local news, social media, your local public information channel, and best of all: www. emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/ 4. When placed on Alert, take down curtains and other flammable window coverings, connect hoses and fill up large containers with water. Disconnect your automatic garage door so that it can be still opened if the power goes out. 5. Prepare to leave your home by putting all the necessary items in your vehicle. Close vents, windows and doors. Place your pets in the vehicle. Make sure you follow all the designated emergency exit routes. Go to the reception centre and register when you get there. Whether it’s searching, rescuing, educating the community, or assisting RCMP with natural disasters, KSAR is there when you need us. We would like to thank the Cooper Family Foundation for donating a building that we can finally call home. From here we can serve our community more proficiently all year, and in every season. We will have parking space for our service vehicles, meeting rooms, training rooms, a place to organize, maintain, and store our gear, and even a room for decompression. We are very excited to be moving into our new hall, and extremely appreciative of the Cooper Family Foundation for supporting our cause.

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City of Kamloops — something he is confident he will receive. So far, Popove said, there are 137 entrants confirmed for this year’s show, including an electric vehicle from the City of Kamloops. In addition to the local entries, vehicles are coming from places such as Prince George,

Edmonton and Vancouver Island, “People are responding positively to the event,” Popove said, noting the society will host another rolling car show tour in the city for seniors homes this Thursday. He said he is most excited to see a locally owned 1937 Ford in the 2021 edition of Hot

Nite in the City. Time, however, is not on the organizers’ side, with just a few weeks left to plan out the event, as opposed to months of preparation in years past. Popove said organizers have attended the downtown and mapped the show’s layout, but still have to arrange

entertainment and security services. “We’re doing the best we can,” he said. “And it’s not like it’s new.” The event was cancelled in 2020. The last Hot Nite in the City, in 2019, attracted more than 40,000 attendees, with participants from across Canada and the U.S., according to statistics from the car show society. The 2019 event had 554 cars on display. That 2019 event was also held on the weekend of Rotary Ribfest in nearby Riverside Park, an event that draws tens of thousands of people. Ribfest is cancelled this year due to the pandemic.

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On pace for record year in home sales change hands in Kamloops and area. The previous high mark for sales at the six-month mark in the past decade occurred in 2017, when 1,665 homes changed hands by the end of that June. KADREA president Chelsea Mann said the region should see more than 4,000 sales this year if the pace holds. That would be an all-time record, she said. The sales activity means Kamloops is likely to remain a seller’s market, due in part to longstanding supply issues, which have yet to ease, but they are improving. Mann said June was the first month this year in which there have been 15 per

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The average price of a Kamloops home was up again in June, to $576,416. That’s just short of the peak of $580,000 seen in April, but it continues a trend of elevated prices in 2021. The Kamloops and District Real Estate Association said there were 314 home sales last month, which would make June 2021 the third-most active June on record. But in terms of sales, the year-to-date data shows 2021 on pace for a record-setting year. Through the end of June, there have been 2,041 homes

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cent more listings than sales — but sellers are still seeing multiple offers on those listings. “While inventory continues to grow, the upward pressure on average prices is unlikely to subside,” Mann said. “Our path ahead will be like other markets in the province.” June’s year-to-date average price was $562,427, compared to June 2020’s year-to-date average of $464,553. The Kamloops real estate area includes all neighbourhoods in city limits, plus Sun Peaks, Tobiano, Cherry Creek, Sun Rivers, Pinantan, Knutsford and Lac Le Jeune. Kamloops and district areas, which include Merritt, Barriere, Logan

Gordon, along with 25 other prize winners, received news of their good fortune on June 30, following a reading of the winners from the Westsyde Dream Home by lottery spokesperson Bryce Herman. In total, there was $855,011.73

Lake, Chase and areas surrounding those communities, have all seen about a doubling in sales compared to last year, when pandemic uncertainties remained Prices have also increased in other areas. Chase and area saw nearly triple the sales volume, to 98 sales, up 89 per cent in price to an average of $669,401. Logan Lake saw 45 sales, with an average price of $373,061, an increase of 65 per cent. Barriere saw a 57 per cent increase in sales, to an average price of $273,739, while Merritt experienced the smallest increase, 17 per cent, to $333,762.

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Softball tourney to raise money for Tk’emlúps band It’s all about fun, friendship and fundraising for a group of ball players in Kamloops. The third annual Hits for Hearts (find it on Facebook by searching Hits for Hearts) softball tournament is scheduled for the July 16 weekend. In the past, money raised

has been donated to Love Hard Kamloops and the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society. This year, the goal is to donate $3,000 to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. With a growing list of Kamloops businesses donating money and prizes to the cause, organizer Dallas Commodore feels confident par-

ticipants will hit the financial goal. Commodore and her husband started the tournament in 2018 to honour her parents, who were both struggling with heart conditions. She said her parents used to be dedicated ball players on a team called the 69ers, a name she carried to her current team.

“We called the tournament Hits for Hearts, both to acknowledge my parents and because we want to touch hearts in our community,” Commodore said. While Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc is not a registered charity, the band is accepting donations to help with the ongoing search and post-

search work being done in connection with the recent discovery of unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Cash donations can be sent by email/etransfer to dall_housie@ hotmail.com. Donations will be accepted until the end of July.

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aul of Tarsus, as he was originally known, was a Jewish zealot who was bent on stopping the early Christians from spreading the Gospel. Saul, later known as Paul, writes in Galatians 1:13-14: “For ye have heard of my conversation (behaviour) in times past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: and profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.” The first time we read of Saul in the scriptures is in Acts 7:58, where we have the account of Stephen, the first recorded Christian martyr. Stephen is called a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost. He was well known for “the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke.” In Acts chapter seven, Stephen was speaking to the people of Jerusalem and, when he was finished speaking, Saul and others were furious and cast Stephen out of the city and stoned him to death. In Acts 8:1, the scriptures say Saul was consenting or giving assent to the killing of Stephen. The last thing Stephen said was, “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.” These early believers were known by their changed lives and not only how they lived, but how they died. Stephen’s dying words were not words of revenge, but rather forgiveness toward those that hated him. All these things were a very clear voice to Saul of Tarsus and made him think of his need to trust the Saviour as well. In Acts 9:1, we read of Saul, breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord.

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He obtained letters of authority to go to Damascus and find men or women who were believers, to arrest them and bring them bound to Jerusalem. Unknown to Saul, the Lord had other plans for the trip to Damascus. While on the way to Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven shone down around Saul and asked, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Saul replied, “Who are you Lord?” The Lord then said, “I am Jesus, who you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” Saul, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what will Thou have me to do?” The Lord answered Saul, “Go into Damascus and it will be told you what to do.” Saul, because he had been temporarily blinded, had to be led by the hand into Damascus. The men who had journeyed with Saul heard a voice, but didn’t see who was speaking to Saul. So Saul came into Damascus and was without sight three days and didn’t eat or drink. A believer at Damascus, named Ananias, was sent by the Lord to speak to Saul. At first, Ananias was not sure about going to visit Saul, but he was assured it was all

good. Ananias was to tell Saul about the work that the Lord had for Saul to do. Part of what Ananias had to tell Saul was that he was going to suffer greatly for the Lord. Saul received his sight back then and his new found salvation from sin was now what he began to preach in Damascus. He wrote years later in Galatians 2:20: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of (or trusting) the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” This early preacher of the gospel was greatly used by God to speak to multitudes of the people of his day. He wrote at least 13 of the New Testament books and did suffer many hardships from those who opposed his preaching. Known later as Paul, he wrote in 2nd Timothy 3:12, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” Some of Paul’s last written words to Timothy were in 2nd Timothy 4:6, “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.” This preacher who was saved on the road to Damascus later wrote in his letter to believers in Rome, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1). John Eggers is an elder in the assembly that meets in Westsyde Gospel Hall in Kamloops. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and include a headshot of the author, along with a short bio. Send it via email to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.

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DON MOORES WAS A ‘PILLAR FOR KAMLOOPS’ Kamloops Blazers’ president and COO died suddenly on June 30 while golfing at Kamloops Golf and Country Club. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, July 13, at 1 p.m. at Sandman Centre Don Moores was hired as president and COO of the Kamloops Blazers in June of 2016. Before that, he spent decades in leadership roles with Black Press, the former parent company of Kamloops This Week, from where he worked for many years. KTW FILE PHOTO

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Kamloops Blazers’ president and COO Don Moores is being mourned and remember by many in the community following his sudden death on June 30. Moores collapsed at about noon that day while golfing at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. Club general manager Alec Hubert was among those who raced to Hole 3 with cold water and medical equipment, including a defibrillator, to tend to Moores until an ambulance arrived. “We went out there and did the best we could,” Hubert said. “I’m obviously shook up.” The Blazers released a statement regarding his passing. “Don was a dedicated family man and a pillar in the community being born and raised in Kamloops. Don worked tirelessly over the past five years in making the Kamloops Blazers a leading organization in the WHL. “The Blazers family is devastated at the loss. Don and his family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.” Moores was playing his 12th hole of the day, as he started his

round on the back nine. “I chatted with him in the morning,” Hubert said. “The whole day, he was just so ticketyboo. He stopped in after nine holes, grabbed a sandwich. “It’s a sad day. Donnie is a true gem, salt of the earth, givethe-shirt-of-his-back type of guy. That guy commands all kinds of respect. I don’t know what to say about it.” Moores was hired by the Blazers on June 30, 2016. “It’s pretty devastating for everybody. He was a pillar for

Kamloops and a big pillar for his family and a pillar for the Blazers, a guy that has so much energy and positivity, just an irreplaceable person to the organization and for his family, as well,” Blazers’ director of hockey operations Tim O’Donovan said. O’Donovan last spoke to Moores the day before he died. “Just typical Don, always with a smile on his face, a lot of positivity and cheerfulness,” O’Donovan said. “He had such a good read on people. If you were struggling,

he had a way of making you feel good pretty quick. He was such a hard worker and he’ll be sorely missed, for sure.” Moores was born and raised in Kamloops. He became publisher of Kamloops This Week within its first two years of operation after it started publishing in 1988. He later served as a regional president for parent company Black Press. Coun. Dale Bass worked with Moores for a number of years upon her arrival at Kamloops This Week in 2000. Bass was reporter and, later, assistant editor of KTW when Moores was regional vicepresident and in an office just down the hall from Bass and the newsroom. “Don Moores was the kind of newspaper executive whose door was always open,” Bass said. “He was always up for a chat about the paper, the weather, the Blazers — anything at all. He

was one of us. He wasn’t ‘just a suit,’ but a man who cared about everyone who worked at KTW and we all cared about him. I believe that speaks volumes for what a wonderful person he was and what a proud Kamloopsian he was.” Moores played junior hockey for the Kamloops Chiefs from 1973 to 1976 and was an assistant coach for the Kamloops Blazers from 1985 to 1990. Moores left the city on multiple occasions to pursue employment opportunities — including stints in Red Deer and Nanaimo — but always returned to the Tournament Capital. Members of the Black Press family are remembering their former colleague as a kind, thoughtful person who always had time for anyone. Rick O’Connor, president and chief executive officer for Black Press — and the person who founded KTW in 1988 — said he was shocked and saddened to hear of Moores passing. O’Connor hired Moores in 1989 to be the advertising director at the newspaper and worked with him again between 1998 until about 2008, when Moores was a regional president for Black Press in the Interior. See ‘STRAIGHT SHOOTER,’ A29

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For the first time in 21 months, the B.C. Lions will be gathering to play football. The 2021 training camp for the Canadian Football League squad will begin this weekend, with the first practice scheduled for Sunday, July 11, at Hillside Stadium. There has been no CFL action since Winnipeg defeated Hamilton 33-12 in the Grey Cup game of Nov. 24, 2019. The pandemic led to cancellation of the 2020 season and a delay to the start of the 2021 campaign. Due to COVID-19related federal health regulations, the first week of practices (July 11 to July 17) will be closed to the public. Media interviews each day will be done remotely, using the Zoom platform.

Training camp will take place from July 11 to July 30, when the Lions depart Kamloops for Vancouver. There will be 21 practices and three team scrimmages — on July 17, July 24 and July 29. Due to the CFL’s truncated 14-game season (four games fewer than normal), there are no pre-season games this season. The Lions will open the season with two games on the road — Aug. 6 at Saskatchewan and Aug. 12 at Calgary — before hosting Edmonton at BC Place Stadium on Aug. 19. Division semifinals will be played on Nov. 28, with division finals following on Dec. 5, culminating in the Dec. 12 Grey Cup contest in Hamilton. The Lions come into the 2021 season with a significant overhaul, from owner-

ship, to coaching and down to the roster. Owner David Braley died in October 2020 and the team belongs to his family estate as new owners are sought. Head coach Rick Campbell begins his tenure this year, succeeding DeVone Claybrooks, who was fired following the 2019 season, his first and only with the Lions, in which the club missed the playoffs with a record of 5-13. The Lions will welcome 100 players to training camp, including linebacker Jordan Williams, the team’s first pick in the 2020 CFL Draft and Nathan Rourke, a Canadian quarterback who shone while attending Ohio University. For more on the Lions’ training camp, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com and bclions.com.

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Press Interior division. She said she still can’t believe Moores has died. “It still doesn’t seem real,” she said. Williston, who is currently president of Black Press for Northern B.C., said Moores always had an open door and was a real leader. “One of his huge strengths was how approachable he was. He always had time for anyone and everyone and was there for them,” she said. Williston said Moores was also a bit of a jokester and she still pictures the huge smile that was often on his face. “If Don Moores was in a room, you knew it. You couldn’t help but be drawn to the guy and he was always so upbeat,” she said. Mark Warner started out as Moores’ employee in the 1990s as a Black Press publisher in Cranbrook and Vernon. He remembers his former boss as “very demanding, but

“He was very hardworking, he was always positive, he was a great leader,” O’Connor said. “He was a taskmaster, but he did it in such a way that you felt part of this ongoing team and mission.” O’Connor said Moores inspired people around him to perform better in their jobs and took that same approach to his passion for hockey. Ron Lovestone, longtime publisher of the Salmon Arm Observer, worked with Moores for about 13 years, between 1995 and 2008. He said Moores was always a “straight shooter.” “What you see is what you got — terrific insight with people and he really cared,” Lovestone said, adding Moores’ passing came as a shock, since he was always very physically fit. Lorie Williston worked with Moores for years — at one point as his vice-president of the Black

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fair” and “everybody’s dream boss.” “He was very good at giving you constructive criticism,” Warner said, adding he credits Moores’ teachings for helping him become president of Black Press’ Vancouver Island division. Warner, now retired, said Moores cared about his employees and always put family first. He said Moores always felt people should love what they do and excel at it, too. “Being such an athlete, he was very competitive. He wanted to win, but to do it right and do it fairly,” Warner said. Asked if he carries with him any stories about Moores, Warner laughed and recalled one “heated discussion” in Vernon in which they didn’t see eye-to-eye on a topic. Ten minutes after leaving each other’s company without the issue settled, they crossed paths and Moores said, “So, you want to go for lunch?” “And off we went like noth-

ing had happened. We agreed to disagree. We both respected that,” Warner said. “While he still was my boss at the time, we were friends too.” This past Saturday, three days after Moores’ death, Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian completed Moores’ last round of golf at Kamloops Golf and Country Club. “I played KGCC, said a prayer of thanks to a great friend on [hole] three and then carried on the round the way I am sure Don would have wanted,” Christian told KTW via text. Christian noted that he worked closely with Moores on the restart plan for the Western Hockey League during the last eight months and on marketing for the Kamloops Blazers for the past four years. He said Moores was “honest to a fault” and always focused on the players. “A great guy,” Christian said. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, July 13, at 1 p.m. at Sandman Centre.

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ACTIVITY PROGRAMS We thank you for your patronage, understanding, and patience as we work together during this unprecedented time. Visit Kamloops.ca/COVID for updates Programs are cancelled if the minimum numbers are not met.

Painting, Singing, Acting, Dancing

This camp is a great opportunity for children who are interested in trying out new areas of the arts or who already love multiple disciplines. Kamloops Performance Company

Ages: 3.5–5

Tue–Fri 10:00–12:00 pm

Ages: 6–10

Tue-Fri 9:30–12:30 pm

Jul 20–Jul 23 4/$100 Jul 20–Jul 23 4/$140

Kids Macramé Workshops Ages: 7–12

Sign up your child for all three workshops or just one. In this series of workshops, your child will learn how to weave their fingers through basic macramé knots and create a beautiful handmade work of art. Each workshop is a different project. Parkview Activity Centre All 3 Sessions Tue-Thu Jul 20–Jul 22 9:00–10:30 am 3/$75

Crafts for Kids

Ages: 7–12

Join the KMA as we celebrate the lives of historic Kamloopsians through this maker craft series. Crafts will include birdfeeders, beeswax candles, and kite making! Kamloops Museum & Archives All 6 Sessions Sat Jul 17–Aug 21 10:00–11:00 am 6/$55

Tots Soccer and Wacky Summer Sports Programs starting in July! Register today Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind

Chance to win $50 at Superstore. Please take our survey.

A taste of summer Raffle ONE TICKET - $3 / FOUR TICKETS - $5 Only 600 total tickets available • 1st draw - Gravity hoverboard G5 • 2nd draw - Pearl Necklace and Earrings • 3rd draw - Smoothie Maker with 4 mugs

For tickets call 250-376-6493 or email crtca@chrisrosecentre.org More information at www.Chrisrosecentre.org

For all participants who are: - girls/women - identify as girls/women - new to Kamloops or Canada. Draw date: June 30, 2021. Survey’s available in different languages.

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Dig It: Documenting lessons learned MATT BEGG

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ver the last several weeks, I have been reminded often of Thomas King’s closing statements from his 2003 Massey Lectures, The Truth About Stories. To paraphrase, each lecture was ended by stating you could take the story told during the lecture and do what you wanted with it — forget it, retell it, learn from it — but you could not go through life saying you would have done things differently, if only you had heard that story. Archaeology in British Columbia is not a straightforward story and by recognizing and respecting the value of Indigenous knowledge, archaeologists can do a better job representing the archaeology of British Columbia. Archaeologists working in cultural resource management have worked with Indigenous communities for many years — and this working relationship has changed over time. At the start of my career in the late 1990s, the relationships between archaeologists and Indigenous communities were most often extractive, rather than collaborative. The development of field methods, as well as the analysis and interpretation of findings, were done by archaeologists with little input from Indigenous communities (not all, but it’s safe to say this was the normal way of doing things). We made decisions (and still do) about where to look for archaeological sites based on measurable and quantitative characteristics, such as landforms, proximity to water and availability of resources, but often missed the opportunity to gain insight from Indigenous knowledge keepers regarding land use (for example) and where they think we should be looking for archaeological sites. Over the last couple of years, nearly half of the work I’ve done is for First

DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE Arthur Hatton elementary student Malalkai Camille, along with his classmated, learn to use a traditional native hand drum during Cultural Day, pictured in a June 2013 photo.

Nations or First Nations-owned businesses. This isn’t new, and many of my colleagues have worked directly for First Nations for decades, but it has become more commonplace throughout our industry. Forest licensees or other developers hire a First Nation or First Nation-owned company to conduct archaeological assessments and the nation will either conduct the assessments with staff archaeologists or contract an archaeolo-

gist to provide technical support. In either scenario, it is the nation that has control over field methods, data collection and reports. The quality of archaeological assessments and the interpretations of findings improve with Indigenous knowledge and nations control their own cultural heritage. The starting place for forming relationships within which we can do better work, make better interpretations and more accurately represent the pre-

Let’s move forward together.

contact way of life in British Columbia does not need to be complicated. One of the best lessons I received in how to begin these relationships came from my son, who was five years old at the time, at an annual gathering between First Nations and industry in Northern B.C. The intention of the gathering was to introduce industry and First Nations on the traditional territory to discuss working relationships and meaningful collaboration. I offered a lithic workshop at the gathering, which was most often a group of children in oversized gloves and safety glasses bashing rocks and making rough stone tools. While setting up the workshop one year, my son grew bored and asked if he could play with a group of kids running around nearby. It didn’t occur to him that there were any differences between himself and the other kids and he walked up and introduced himself. “Hi, my name is Sam, can I play with you?” There was no hesitation and off they all ran together. Here we were, at an organized event with an agenda, intentions, and ambition, but a group of kids showed us a starting place. I have had the privilege of working with many Indigenous communities throughout B.C. I have been reminded I have a lot to learn, provided I open my ears and shut my mouth (excellent words of advice). However, since watching my son run up to that group of kids, whether I’ve used those exact words or tried to sound smarter, I always think to myself: “Hi, my name is Matt, can I play [work and learn] from you?” It’s simplistic, but I can’t think of a better place to start a discussion. Matt Begg is a Kamloops-based archaeologist. Dig It is KTW’s regularly published column on the history beneath our feet in the region. Interested in more? Go online to republicofarchaeology.ca.

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G N I D N PE • Perfect waterfront getaway • Fully finished, contemporary, detached • Located at Caliente Resort on Kamloops Lake • Bright open floor plan with a large kitchen featuring upgraded appliances • Gas fireplace • Massive windows capturing unobstructed lake views • Main: Kitchen, living room, bathroom, spacious bedroom and storage space • Upstairs: Large loft area for additional sleeping/office • Resort on 147 acres • Approx. 450 feet of private lakefront • Complex offers mixed solar and propane utilities • Private outdoor fire pit • Includes RV spot with full hookup for sewer & water • Private Sea Can for storage

• 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

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

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2004 Monteith Dr $735,000

6640 Old HWY 5 $1,999,900

SOLD • 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.

• Gorgeous 4100 sq. ft custom built craftsman style home • Spectacular views of the North Thompson River Valley • Located within city limits & 25 minutes to Sun Peaks • 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home • 2 covered decks, 1 covered patio • Triple pane glass windows • Easements for future services • 2x8 construction with R28 interior wall insulation • House and shop plumbed for geothermal • Generous master suite and laundry on the main • Guest suite upstairs • Self-contained 2 bedroom walk out inlaw suit with own laundry below • Remarkable 40 acres - 2 pastures equipped with power and water • 2500 sq. ft shop, 8’ x 12’ barn, 10’ x 14’ shanty, 60’ round pen, corrals, tack shack, RV parking, and wood shed • 10 gpm well and two other capped wells


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306 - 970 Lorne Street - Simply one of the most desired locations downtown! Park Place's secure, gated complex has it all with this immaculate 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 898 sq ft apartment. Southwest exposure and a covered sundeck. Heated indoor pool, workout gym, hot tub, sauna, pool table in amenities room, outdoor patio, BBQ, library, wine-making room, woodwork shop, wharf w/ boat slips, secure underground parking, car wash & bike storage. All this and it's pet friendly too and within walking distance of city parks! Definitely a must see! $445,000

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

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2145 Glenwood Drive – Large fully fenced yard (84x232) with a 42x20 detached shop. Centrally located in Valleyview close to schools, shopping, transportation and minutes to the city center. This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home has had some updates in the past years, including a new kitchen in 2021. For additional information and viewings call Phil 250-318-0100. $749,900

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• Cute and cozy 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home in central location • Private fenced yard with side access and good parking • Great starter, downsizer, or investment property

North Kamloops

• Immaculate and detached 2+1 bedroom 3 bathroom bareland strata • Level entry rancher style with double garage and panoramic views • 2 pets allowed with no size restriction, no rentals allowed

Sahali

385 CHERRY AVENUE • $574,900 • MLS®161771

344 ARROWSTONE DRIVE • $699,900 • MLS®162571

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

• Beautifully maintained and landscaped 3+1 bedroom 2 bathroom home • 1 bedroom basement suite with shared laundry • Great family home and area close to schools and amenities


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CLASSIFIEDS INDEX

Phone: 250-371-4949

LISTINGS

DEADLINES

REGULAR RATES

Announcements . . 001-099 Employment . . . . . . 100-165 Service Guide. . . . . 170-399 Pets/Farm. . . . . . . . 450-499 For Sale/Wanted . 500-599 Real Estate. . . . . . . 600-699 Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . 700-799 Automotive. . . . . . . . 800-915 Legal Notices . . . .920-1000

Wednesday Issues

Based on 3 lines 1 Issue . . . . . . . . . . . $1300 Add colour. . . . . . . $2500 to your classified add

• 10:00 am Tuesday

All ads must be prepaid. No refunds on classified ads.

Tax not included

Coming Events

Antiques

For Sale - Misc

Advertisements should be read on the first publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertising shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement.

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

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

If you have an upcoming event for our

COMMUNITY CALENDAR go to

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and click on the menu and go to events to submit your event.

PERFECT Part-Time Opportunity

1 Day Per Week Call 250-374-0462

Lost Lost gold watch and ring at McArthur Island Lake Park, parking lot. (604) 345-5710 Lost: Natural Buckalder Walking Cane. It is varnished and has initials P.Z. burned in under crook handle. Reward. 778-471-3223.

Personals

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

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

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I-Phone 7 64G c/w case. Exec cond. $250. 250554-1023 Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650. USB Digital Wifi microscope. Brand CESCROHS. Brand new. $75/obo.250-376-6607.

EARN EXTRA $$$

“Power of One” Magnificent creation by John Banovich 43”hx50”wide brown wooden frame. $500 Firm 250-578-7776

KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462

Bicycles

Furniture

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 Horse Saddles $300/each. Water Cooler Dispenser $40. 250374-8285. 55” Panasonic Flat Screen TV. $400/obo. 250-376-4163. 6pc patio set. $300. 6pc Bedroom set $695. Entertainment centre. $175. 250-374-8285. Battery charger $100. 48” table saw. $200. Angle grinder $100. 250374-8285. 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?

Looking For Love?

Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $12,000/obo 250-3766607.

Call our Classified Department for details! 250-371-4949 Eagle coffee tables $100, beige rugs $100. 250374-8285. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 30,000 for $4,000/obo 250-3766607.

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

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

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

Health WE will pay you to exercise! Deliver Kamloops This Week Only 1 issue a week!

Call 250-374-0462 for a route near you!

To advertise call

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| RUN UNTIL SOLD

Fax: 250-374-1033

No Businesses, Based on 3 lines Merchandise, vehicles, trailers, RV’s, boats, ATV’s, furniture, etc. $ 3500 Tax not included Some restrictions apply

| Email: classifieds@kamloopsthisweek.com EMPLOYMENT RUN UNTIL RENTED GARAGE SALE

No Businesses, Based on 3 lines Houses, condos, duplexes, suites, etc. (3 months max) $ 5300 Add an extra line to your ad for $10 Scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule. Tax not included. Some restrictions apply

GarageSale DIRECTORY Garage Sales

Garage Sales

BROCK Sat & Sun, July 10th/11th. 9am-3pm. 1286 13th Street. (Across from Chances Casino) DOWNTOWN Sat, July 10th. 9-2pm. 432 St. Paul St. inside at the back in bsmt. Plants, paintings some prints, jewelry, lamps, household, DVD’s, suitcases, bedding, lawn chairs and lots of unique items.

IT’S GARAGE SALE TIME Call and ask us about our GARAGE SALE SPECIAL ONLY $12.50 FOR 3 LINES (Plus Tax) ($1 per additional line)

DOWNTOWN Saturday, July 10th. 8:30am-1pm. 75 Battle St West. Antique collectables, tools, hshld items. Oodles of LP’s 70s/80s/90s country pop.

classifieds@ kamloopsthisweek.com

Senior Accomodations

250-371-4949

Garage Sale deadline is Tuesday 10 am for Wednesday Paper

Senior Accomodations

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

Houses For Rent Furnished4bdr&denIdeal Corporate/Crew nsp 2blks RIH$4200. 250-214-0909

House-sitting Peace of mind house sitting and pet care. Keep your house and pets safe while your away. 250374-6007.

Shared Accommodation Downtown 2 connected rooms + half bath. N/S/P. $800/mo. Util/internet included. 250-318-0318.

Apartments / Condos - For Sale

Rayleigh Seniors Residence Beautiful Communal Living Space for Residents 55+

1bdrm apt 55+ in a secure bldg close to Northills Mall, second floor with storage on same floor. 5appl’s. 250-3769378 or 250-554-0033.

For Sale by Owner

Commercial

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

CHOOSE LOCAL

Basement Suites Dwtn 1brm fully furnished. N/P/S. $1,000/mo incls util/internet. 250318-0318

THERE’S MORE ONLINE

“Our Family Protecting Your Family”

PRESTIGE

LOCAL ALARM MONITORING STATION

KAMLOOPS ONLY ULC CERTIFIED MONITORING STATION FREE ESTIMATES FOR SYSTEM UPGRADES OR SWITCH-OVERS LIVE ANSWER | EFFICIENT COST EFFECTIVE | LOCAL COMPANY

10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

250-374-0916

Tax not included

Tax not included

Concrete Services

Concrete Services

Luigi s Luigi’s SMALL

CONCRETE JOBS

BRICKS, BLOCKS, PAVERS, SIDEWALKS + PRUNING

F R E E E S T I M AT E S !

250.851.5079 • 250.554.1018 Farm Services

Farm Services

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

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICE

250-838-0111 Handyperson

Handyperson

No Job Too Small. Friendly Service. 15 years exp. Guaranteed. References.

Renovations, Painting, Flooring, Drywall, Bathrooms, Electrical (Red Seal) & more 778-999-4158

Optional Food Service & Housekeeping Available

Apartments / Condos for Rent

Based on 3 lines 1 Issue.. . . . . . . $1638

DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES

Hydro • Heat • Water • Cable / Internet Parking Included • Pets Considered Furnished • Appliances Laundry (In Building) • A/C Gardens and Fruit Orchard Porch on Large Yard • Accessibility 250-682-3782 • bradalfk95@gmail.com

$1250 - 3 lines or less BONUS (pick up only): • 2 large Garage Sale Signs • Instructions

For Sale by Owner $55.00 Special The special includes a 1x1.5 ad (including photo) that will run in (two editions) in Kamloops This Week. Our award winning paper is delivered to over 30,000 homes in Kamloops and area every Wednesday. Call or email us for more info: 250-374-7467 classifieds@ kamloopsthisweek.com

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

Looking for someone to transport a car from Kamloops to Hamilton, Ont. Call 905-519-4463 for details.

Misc Home Service

Landscaping

JA ENTERPRISES Furniture Movers Rubbish Removal and Minor Furniture Repairs 2 Kings 5:15 778-257-4943 jaenterpriseskam @gmail.com

PETER’S YARD SERVICE

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Delivery Services

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


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Automotive Tires

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Legal / Public Notices

Legal / Public Notices

CHOOSE LOCAL 2021 LOGAN LAKE ANNUAL REPORT

PRESTIGE

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10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops

250-374-0916

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

Motorcycles

The District of Logan Lake 2021 Annual Report is available for public inspection on the District’s website at www.loganlake.ca; on the District’s Facebook site at www.facebook.com/DistrictofLoganLake; or upon request at the District office located at #1 Opal Drive between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

District Council will consider the 2021 Annual Report and will accept submissions and questions from the public at its regular meeting scheduled for: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm Municipal Hall #1 Opal Drive Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0

Classes & Courses HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. July 10th and 11th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L July 18th. Sunday. P r o f e s s i o n a l outdoorsman and Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

Boats 12ft Alum fishing boat with 2 seats. $525/obo. 250-376-1012.

RVs / Campers / Trailers 1995 Roadtrek Campervan Dodge 350 152kms. $12,500. 250-318-8187.

Employment

Mt Ida Machine and Welding 4121-45 St. S. E. Salmon Arm, B.C.

“Our Family Protecting Your Family”

KAMLOOPS ONLY ULC CERTIFIED MONITORING STATION

Employment

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

ONLY $35.00 (plus Tax) (250) 371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details

Sports & Imports

MACHINIST

for manual lathes and machines. Familiar with rebuilding Air & Hydraulic cylinders a real asset. Full time permanent. Wages to be reflected with experience. We offer medical & dental coverage at 50% Email: mtidamachine@shaw.ca or phone 250-832-5252

WEBBER LAW

For more information please, contact: Anne Yanciw, Chief Administrative Officer at 250523-6225 ext. 229.

Lawfirm requires

Legal Assistant

Domestic Cars RUN UNTIL SOLD

We are looking for a

2022 PERMISSIVE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

Experience preferred but not essential. 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

The District of Logan Lake will be accepting applications from non-profit organizations and places of worship that own land or improvements and qualify for a tax exemption under the requirements of the Community Charter and Council Policy. Permissive Tax Exemption applications have been mailed to all organizations that were exempt from property taxation in 2021. Application forms including the Council Policy and the applicable sections of the Community Charter are available at the Municipal Office, 1 Opal Drive, Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0. Completed applications and supporting documentation for permissive tax exemptions in 2022 must be received by the Finance Department on or before July 30, 2021 to be considered for inclusion in the Annual Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw. For further information, contact Colin Forsyth, Director of Finance at 250-523-6225 ext. 226.

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

Call: 250-371-4949

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

1990 Jaguar Red. leather, 4-door, A/C, Power everything. 142,597kms, 1,000.00 250-851-0209.

Sports Utilities & 4x4’s

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

Rims

Auctions

WITNESSES NEEDED Accident on Columbia St turn off to Notre Dame heading west White Ford Escape with pink cancer decal on back window and car that hit me was a White with red strip BMW on Friday, June 25th around 6:00pm. Call Phyllis 250-828-1462.

To advertise call

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

Parts & Accessories Flat Deck 8ft long x 7ft wide. 40” high for overhead loads. $350. 250577-3155. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Run Flat tires on 17 “ BMW M series rims. $ 750.00. 250-819-0863.

NOTICE OF SALE WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT By the virtue of the Warehouse’s Lien Act, contents left belonging to: Rusty Brown, #10 637 Sydney Avenue, Kamloops, BC. The goods will be sold on or after July 22nd, 2021. Central Storage Ltd., 1236 Salish Rd, Kamloops, BC, V2H 1K1. 250-314-9522.

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

Thanks for wearing a mask, for everyone!

SAT JULY 10TH 9AM

Huge Selection Of Items: Sofa Sets, Upholstered Chairs, Coffee & End Tables, Area Carpets, Table & Floor Lamps, Mirrors, Occ Tables, Carved Edge on Table & 4 Stools, Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suites, Framed Paintings & Prints, Antique Mirrored Dresser, Book Stand, Cabinet Rack, Drop Down Desk, Chairs, 4 Post Bed Frames, Sewing Machine, Floor Racks, Stool Benches, Hall Tables, TV’s, Stereo’s, Guitar AMP, Mandolin Electric Keyboard, Decorative Items, Cabinet for Figurines Plus Much More! JEWELLERY, COINS, SILVER Table Saws, Tool Boxes, Compressors, Jointer / Thickness Planer, New Hardware Flooring, Scroll Saw, Cordless Tools, Bench & Angle Grinders, Shop Vacuums, Snow Blower, Vehicle Wheel Carts, Jacks, Hand Tools, Ladders, Pressure Washer, Vices, Huge Selection Of Hardware, Scaffolding & Planks, Tire Balancer, Hardwood, BBQ & Patio Furniture, Oxy/Act, Torch Set, Fishing Gear, Golf Clubs, Fans, Portable Air Conditions, Cutting Block & Much More!! 2002 MONACO 40’ DIESEL PUSHER MOTORHOME, 26’ CABIN CRUISER BOAT & TRAILER, 14’ & 24’ TANDOM AXLE ENCLOSED TRAILERS.

Viewing Thurs/Fri (July 8/ July 9) 8:30-a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday (July 10) 8:30- 12:00 Noon Bid Online or Absentee Bids Accepted 3311 - 28 Avenue, Vernon, BC • Subject to additions & deletions www.doddsauction.com

Photos & link to sales @ doddsauction.com

DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259

PAPER ROUTES AVAILABLE

DOWNTOWN

Rte 310 – 651-695 2nd Ave, 660-690 3rd Ave, 110-292 Columbia St, 106-321 Nicola St. – 43 p. Rte 311 – 423-676 1st Ave, 440-533 2nd Ave, 107-237 Battle St, 135-173 St Paul St. – 27 p. Rte 317 – 535-649 7th Ave, 702-794 Columbia St(Even Side), 702-799 Nicola St. – 39 p. Rte 318 – 463 6th Ave, 446490 7th Ave, 409-585 8th Ave, 604-794 Battle St. – 27 p. Rte 323 – 755-783 6th Ave, 763-804 7th Ave, 744-764 8th Ave, 603-783 Columbia St(Odd Side), 605-793 Dominion St. - 50 p. Rte 325 - 764-825 9th Ave, 805-979 Columbia St, 804-987 Dominion St, 805-986 Pine St. - 64 p. Rte 327 - 1103-1459 Columbia St, 1203-1296 Dominion St. - 38 p. Rte 328 – 935 13th Ave, Cloverleaf Cres, Dominion Cres, Pine Cres, Park Cres. – 52 p. Rte 331 – 984-987 9th Ave, 1125 10th Ave, 901-981 Douglas St, 902-999 Munro St, 806-990 Pleasant St. - 34 p. Rte 333 – 1005-1090 Pine St, 1003-1176 Pleasant St. – 34 p. Rte 335 - 1175-1460 6th Ave, 1165-1185 7th Ave, Cowan St, 550-792 Munro St. – 56 p. Rte 370 – Nicola Wagon Rd, 35-377 W. Seymour St. – 36 p. Rte 371 – 125-207 Connaught Rd, 451-475 Lee Rd, 7-376 W. St Paul St. – 73 p. Rte 372 - 22-255 W. Battle St, 660 Lee Rd, 11-179 W. Nicola St. – 50 p. Rte 380 – Arbutus St, Chaparral Pl, Powers Rd, Sequoia Pl. – 69 p. Rte 381 – 20-128 Centre Ave, Hemlock St, 605-800 Lombard St. – 42 p. Rte 382 – 114-150 Fernie Pl, Fernie Rd, 860-895 Lombard St. – 23 p. Rte 384 – 407-775 W.Battle St, 260-284 Centre Ave. – 42 p. Rte 385 – 350-390 W.Battle St, Strathcona Terr. – 29 p.

LOWER SAHALI/SAHALI Rte 400 – 383 W. Columbia St. – 21 p.

Rte 401 – 250-395, 405-425 Pemberton Terr. – 81 p. Rte 449 - Assiniboine Rd, Azure Pl, Chino Pl, Sedona Dr. – 90 p. Rte 451 – Odin Crt, Whiteshield Cres, Whiteshield Pl. – 39 p. Rte 452 – 1430-1469 Springhill Dr. – 64 p. Rte 453 – 1575-1580 Springhill Dr. – 73 p. Rte 456 – Springhaven Pl, Springridge Pl, 1730-1799 Springview Pl. – 47 p. Rte 457 – 990 Gleneagles Dr, 662-698 Monarch Dr, 1810-1896 Springhill Dr, Tolima Crt. – 50 p. Rte 459 – Monarch Crt, & Pl. – 39 p. Rte 468 – 320-397 Monmouth Dr, Selwyn Rd, 303-430 Waddington Dr. – 57 p. Rte 471 - 100-293 Monmouth Dr. – 38 p. Rte 474 – Coppertree Crt, Trophy Crt. – 21 p. Rte 475 – Castle Towers Dr, Sedgewick Crt & Dr. – 47 p. Rte 476 – Tantalus Crt, Tinniswood Crt, 2018-2095 Tremerton Dr. – 50 p. Rte 480 – 3-183 Chancellor Dr, Sapphire Crt. Sheffield Way, Steeple Crt. – 48 p. Rte 483 - Breakenridge Crt, Cathedral Crt, Grenville Pl, 409-594 Robson Dr. – 59 p. Rte 487 – 201-475,485-495 Hollyburn Dr, Panorama Crt. – 76 p. Rte 492 – 2000-2099 Monteith Dr, Sentinel Crt. – 35 p.

ABERDEEN

Rte 508 – 700-810 Hugh Allan Dr. - 49 p. Rte 511 – Drummond Crt. – 50 p. Rte 523 – 2300-2399Abbeyglen Way, 750-794 Dunrobin Dr. – 73 p. Rte 528 - 1115-1180 Howe Rd, & 1115-1185 Hugh Allen Dr.-47 p. Rte 542 – Coal Hill Pl, Crosshill Dr, Dunbar Dr. – 58 p.

PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN

Rte 564 – 2000-2099 Hugh Allan Dr, Pine Grass Crt & Pl. Rte 580 – 1300-1466 Pacific Way, Prairie Rose Dr, Rockcress Dr. – 83 p.

Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 582 – 1540-1670 Hillside Dr, 1500-1625 Mt Dufferin Ave, Windward Pl. – 38 p. Rte 587 – Sunshine Crt, & Pl. – 51 p. Rte 588 – Davies Pl, 1680-1751 Hillside Dr, & Pl, Monterey Pl, Scott Pl. – 46 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p.

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

VALLEYVIEW/ JUNIPER

Rte 603 - Chickadee Rd, Comazzetto Rd, Strom Rd, 1625-1648, 16521764 Valleyview Dr. - 40 p. Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815–1899 Valleyview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 607 - Cardinal Dr, 19092003 Valleyview Dr. – 33 p. Rte 618 – Big Nickel Pl, Chapman Pl, Marsh Rd, Paul Rd, Peter Rd, 2440-2605 Thompson Dr. – 58 p.

DALLAS/BARNHARTVALE

Rte 701 – Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Todd Rd. - 87 p. Rte 706 – 1078-1298 Lamar Dr, Mo-Lin Pl. - 29 p. Rte 710 - 1350-1399 Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane, 1300-1399 Todd Rd. - 43 p, Rte 714 – 1101-1247 Highridge Dr. - 44 p. Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas Dr McAuley Pl, Melrose Pl, Yarrow Pl. – 71 p.

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Rte 760 – 149-167, 6303-6697 Beaver Cres, Chukar Dr. – 62 p.

BROCKLEHURST

Rte 3 – 2402-2595 Young Ave, - 38 p. Rte 4 – 727-795 Crestline St, 2412-2680 Tranquille Rd. – 38 p. Rte 18 – 919-942 Schreiner St, 2108-2399 Young Ave. – 56 p. Rte 20 – Barbara Ave, Pala Mesa Pl, Strauss St, Townsend Pl, 2105-2288 Tranquille Rd. – 48 p. Rte 24 – Dale Pl, Lisa Pl, 806999 Windbreak St. – 50 p. Rte 27 – Bentley Pl, Kamwood Pl, 1866-1944 Parkcrest Ave, - 62 p. Rte 32 – Laroque St, 17091862 Parkcrest Ave, - 65 p. Rte 41 – Alexis Ave, 520-796 Singh St, Slater Ave. – 58 p. Rte 43 – Clifford Ave, 1713-1795 Happyvale Ave, 500-595 Holt St, Kobayashi Pl. – 69 p.

NORTH SHORE/BATCHELOR

Rte 137-144-244 Briar Ave, 106-330 Clapperton Rd, Larkspur St, Leigh Rd, 100-204 Tranquille Rd, Wilson St, - 55 p. Rte 151 – 1020-1132 7th St, 1024 + 1112 8th St, Berkley Pl, Dundas St, Richmond Ave. – 73 p. Rte 153 – 640-680 Seton Pl, Kemano St. – 36 p. Rte 158 – Cornwall St, Hamilton St, Kent Ave, 1305-1385 Midway St, 1303-1393 Schubert Dr, 601-675 Windsor Ave.- 76 p. Rte 169 - 1212-1258 Linthrope Rd, Southview Terr. – 37 p.

WESTSYDE

Rte 235 – 3440-3808 Westsyde Rd. – 75 p. Rte 240 – 804-941 Dever Dr. – 42 p. Rte 252 – 813-897 Mayne Rd, 815-886 Morven Pl, 2770-2870 Westsyde Rd(Even Side). – 47 p.

LOGAN LAKE

Rte 911 – 242-278 Alder Dr, Aspen Cres, Birch Cres, 185-186 Ponderosa Ave. – 56 p


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Parks and Recreation Worker I Job Posting

Service Repairman III Job Posting Logan Lake residents enjoy one of the finest lifestyles in Canada. Rich community culture, vibrant businesses and a well-managed Municipality provide opportunities for families and individuals to thrive. The District of Logan Lake is looking to fill the position of Service Repairman III (CUPE Local 900). JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:  Repairs and maintenance of District vehicles and equipment.  Maintaining vehicle and equipment logbooks and setting up a schedule for vehicle and equipment preventative maintenance programs.  Operation of all Class IV Equipment (backhoe, loader, bobcat, snow plows, Combination Flusher vacuum truck).  Ordering parts and stock and keeping record of the same.  Assisting in all facets of Public Works maintenance duties (roads, water, and sewer).  Other general duties as from time to time prescribed. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Grade XII or equivalent supplemented by a BC Trades Qualification (Journeyman Mechanic). Experience with heavy duty mechanics and maintenance. Experience with automotive repair and maintenance. Mechanical aptitude and ability with experience in welding and fabrication. Ability to operate and maintain all District equipment and vehicles. Familiarity with inventory control systems. Proficiency and experience in developing and scheduling preventative maintenance programs and maintaining vehicle and equipment log books.  Class 5 BC Driver’s License; willingness to obtain Class 3 BC Driver’s License with airbrake endorsement.  Willingness to obtain BCWWA certifications in water and sewer funded by the District.

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EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:  The Service Repairman III shall supply his or her own hand tools and be entitled to tool insurance and a tool allowance. This full-time position reports to the Director of Public Works and Recreation, and the wage rate is $38.75 per hour (2021 rate). To view the full job description for this position, please visit our website at www.loganlake.ca.

Logan Lake residents enjoy one of the finest lifestyles in Canada. Rich community culture, vibrant businesses and a well-managed Municipality provide opportunities for families and individuals to thrive. The District of Logan Lake is looking to fill the position of Parks and Recreation Worker I (CUPE Local 900). Reporting to the Parks and Recreation Leadhand, the Parks and Recreation Worker I is responsible for general maintenance and upkeep of all gardens, parks and parks equipment; Recreation Centre and related facilities, including ice maintenance, janitorial duties, facility maintenance involving basis mechanical, carpentry and plumbing. Work will involve preparation, maintenance, fertilizing and upgrading of all District parks, grounds and gardens; maintenance of irrigation systems and parks equipment; as well as general parks duties as from time to time prescribed. Job Qualifications:  Grade XII or equivalent  Class 5 Drivers License.  General knowledge of ice arena maintenance, and in the use of power tools and equipment.  Ability to work productively with minimal supervision.  Good mechanical aptitude.  Completion of Refrigeration Safety Awareness  Ability to acquire Refrigeration Operations Certification within 2 years; once complete, employee will qualify as a Parks Recreation Worker II. The wage rate for this position is $30.45 per hour (2021 rate). To view the full job description for this position, please visit our website at www.loganlake.ca. Applications will be received by the undersigned until 4:00 pm, July 15, 2021. Wade Archambault, Director of Public Works and Recreation District of Logan Lake PO Box 190, Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0 Fax: 250.523.6678 warchambault@loganlake.ca

Applications will be received by the undersigned until 4:00 pm, July 15, 2021. Wade Archambault, Director of Public Works and Recreation District of Logan Lake PO Box 190 Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0 Fax: 250.523.6678 warchambault@loganlake.ca

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. The District of Logan Lake is committed to employment equity. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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Philip E. Myran

May 3, 1937 - July 5, 2021

Posting - Classroom Teacher LNIB Independent K-7 School Merritt, British Columbia Our BC Independent School is currently seeking a qualified Education Teacher to join our team for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Are you passionate about helping students reach their individual potential for success? Do you enjoy working in a bright, active, positive school environment? Are you interested in joining an organization that is both devoted and equipped to helping children succeed? If you responded yes to all of these questions, we would like to hear from you.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

School Year Contract Start Date: September 2021 BCTF Salary Grid (SD58) plus sizeable Pro-D Fund Apply To:

•Bachelor of Education is mandatory (BC Category 5 min) •Certified to teach in British Columbia •Experience with direct instruction to students using a variety of teaching and management strategies •Ability to liaise with diverse group of stakeholders

Shane.Coutlee@lnib.net Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter complete with references. Thanks to all who apply, only qualified candidates will be considered.

•Possess a positive, compassionate, and collaborative personality •Ability to evaluate students accurately and objectively •Working knowledge of BC curriculum, effective instructional methodologies, and have a holistic approach to meeting the learning needs of students

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Nicola Valley Women in Action P.O. Box 371, Merritt BC V1K 1B8 nvwomeninaction@gmail.com

VICTIM SERVICES CASE WORKER (FULL TIME 35 HRS/WEEK) Nicola Valley Women In Action has an opening for a full time Victim Service Caseworker with Merritt RCMP Police-Based Victim Services. The successful candidate should have post-secondary education in social work, criminal justice or a related field OR a minimum of one (1) years’ experience working with victims of crime or trauma; an extensive knowledge of victim issues, social services and community resources; as well as a sound understanding of the criminal justice system. Must achieve and maintain RCMP Reliability Security Clearance; possess a valid BC driver’s license, and have access to their own vehicle for business use. This is a regular, full-time position (35 hours/week) with a wage between $24.00 - $27.00 per hour plus benefits. Please submit your resume and cover letter to nvwomeninaction@gmail.com This posting will remain active until a successful applicant is identified. We thank all interested applicants.

Pennies

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Heaven

by Charles L. Mashburn

I found a penny today, Just laying on the ground But it’s not just a penny,                      He said angels           He said when an    They toss a penny down               of your frown So don’t pass by that penny, When you’re feeling blue         That an angel   

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WEBBER LAW Lawfirm requires

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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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Philip E. Myran aka “Papa” at the age of 84. Papa passed away peacefully at home with his wife Patti by his side. Papa is survived by his wife Patti, his son Greg (Shelly) and his granddaughter Jocelyn, to Papa she was “Wynona” (named by his sister Margaret), brother and sister in-law Cheryl (Gary) and nephew Gord. Papa has a great deal of family throughout Canada and his childhood home the Birdtail Sioux Nation, Manitoba. Papa was predeceased by his mother Mary Bhopa, father Albert Myran and brothers Jack, Kenny, Richard, and Ernest and survived by his sisters Margaret and Gladys and his daughters Sandra, Beverley, Pat, Christina, Debbee, Gail, and son Eddie plus many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Papa had the pleasure of being reunited with his oldest daughter Sandi and only son Eddie here in Kamloops. Papa also had the good fortune to be recently re-united in Kamloops with his daughters Gail and Beverley and his grandsons Robert and Isomeqhes and granddaughter Amanda. Papa is so thankful for the time he had to spend with family. Papa enjoyed working hard for CP Rail for over 40 years, where he travelled the province making friends wherever he went, ask anyone in CP Rail and they would know him affectionately as “Chief”. Throughout his life and retirement Papa enjoyed tending his gardens, decorating the house and yard especially for Christmas and Halloween. He loved his daily “Geezer Club” meetings with his buddies at Northills Mall and especially loved to take Petal and past furry friends Fergie, Fancy, and Jazzy for walks, bikes rides, but especially tractor rides. He truly loved and enjoyed his family times and his home with as he affectionately called Patti, “My Wife”, taking “My Wife” to Blazer hockey games, taking “My Wife” to watch Greg play rugby, taking “My Wife” to watch “Wynona” (Jocelyn) play soccer. Papa did not want to make a fuss or draw attention to himself, he only wished there not be a service and in lieu of flowers please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family wants to give a sincere thank you to The Canadian Cancer Clinic, Pratt’s Pharmacy, and Dr. Lee Jonat. The family would also like to send a special thank you to Dr. Harold Stefanyk for his friendship, personal care, attention, and kindness. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

Donald James Moores It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our father Donald James Moores on June 30, 2021 at the young age of 65. The world lost one of the good ones to say the least! Don was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and most recently became a great grandfather. The love he had for our mother was one we all only hope to find in this life. He was one of those fathers who was always there for us, helping us and loving us. He always gave the best advice and he would always remind us that “The choices we make dictate the life we lead.” We will miss his infectious smile, sense of humour, and most of all his unconditional love.

Full time/ Part time positions available immediately. Location: Cascades Casino Kamloops Shift: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm 4: 00 pm to midnight

Don leaves to mourn his wife, Sandra Moores, his children Sherry (Rob), Wade (Kelsey), Nicole (Nick), his grandchildren Kieanna, Aleeza, Kane, Talitha, Hudson, Charlotte and his great-granddaughter Rosalee.

Duties include but not limited to : Dusting and polishing, vacuuming, cleaning and sanitizing washrooms , garbage removal

Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Sandman Centre.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundations PH Clinic in honour of his granddaughter Talitha.


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John (Jack) Maurice Glover February 27, 1927 - June 16, 2021

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Patricia Mary Murray

Jack slipped away the morning of Wednesday, June 16th at the age of 94 years after a brief illness at Overlander Care (Trinity hospice).

Patricia Mary Murray (married name Maika) was born on February 19, 1929 in Bournemouth, England. She died peacefully with her children by her side on May 20, 2021 in Kamloops, BC.

He is survived by his Goddaughter Brenda (Don) Rhainds of Kamloops, BC, three nieces from Vancouver Island June Fleming, Dorothy Pritchard (Barry) and Lyn Pritchard (Dave) and sister-in-law Maralyn Pritchard of Nanaimo, BC. Additionally, his ‘nieces’ by long time friendship, Diane (David) Easton of Kamloops, BC, and MaryAnn (Don) Grummett of Lethbridge, AB.

She is predeceased by her four siblings Andrew, Michael and John Murray and Anna Browning. She is survived by her children Paul (Heather), Patrick, Timothy (Leigh Ann), Christopher, Frances and Julia Maika; her grandchildren Nobalee, Allan, Zoe, Samantha, Josephine, Aliyah and Rosie; and her former husband and father of her children, Dominic (Nick) Maika.

He was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Pritchard) Glover, brothers-in-law Alfred Pritchard and Gordon Pritchard, nephews Stanley (Ley) Pritchard, Jack Fleming and numerous friends.

Patricia grew up the eldest in a working-class Anglo-Irish Catholic family in Bournemouth. She was academically gifted and earned a scholarship to Talbot Heath Independent School for Girls, graduating with her A Levels in multiple subjects. She trained as a nurse and midwife in London, England before immigrating to Canada in 1953. She worked as a registered nurse in London, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta and Chemainus, BC where she met her husband, Dominic. They shared a love of good parties and the Gulf Islands. After a courtship spent on the dance floor or fishing and camping in Nick’s homemade boat, they married in 1958 in Bournemouth then settled in Ladysmith, BC.

Since Dorothy’s passing in 2009, Jack was lovingly cared for by his Goddaughter Brenda and her husband Don. Besides providing excellent care and transportation to appointments, Jack always enjoyed their company, going out to lunch or sharing a family dinner. Jack was born in Fernie, BC on February 27, 1927, the only son of Cyril “Cy” Glover and Jean McPhee. He spent his youth in the Kitsilano neighbourhood in Vancouver, BC in which he often spoke fondly of riding his bicycle. In the 1940s his father moved them to Kamloops to open an optical practice, now known as Nicola Eye Care. Jack attended Kamloops High School, and this is where he met his longtime friend Jim Green. He formed a lasting close relationship with Jim (now deceased) and his family. Uncle Jack was family to Jim’s girls, MaryAnn, Diane, Brenda, their spouses and their children. In July 1952 Jack became a Conductor with CP Railway. He was employed with them for 36 years, retiring in February 1988. In his leisure, Jack always led an active life. He enjoyed playing sports such as baseball, hockey, and curling and he walked often. He was an avid golfer well into his 80s and was a longtime member of the Kamloops Golf & Country Club. He enjoyed playing cards. He and Dorothy met regularly for years with their good friends Jim and Lorah Green and Stan and Muriel Moore to play Rummoli. Jack was always fond of pets and especially loved dogs and cats. Over the years if a stray cat found their way to Jack and Dorothy’s doorstep they were never turned away. Jack donated generously to the SPCA and has an honorary cat room in the new Kamloops SPCA building. Jack was a kind and gentle man and will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Condolences may be expressed at SchoeningFuneralService.com

The Little Unicorn by Peggy Kociscin, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

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

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

Patricia and Dominic raised their six children together in Ladysmith, Squamish, Penticton and Salmon Arm. Patricia was involved in the Catholic Church and continued to work as a nurse as her children grew. In the mid-1970s she discovered the Women’s Movement which reawakened her ambition to pursue an academic career. She earned a B.A., B.C. Teaching Certificate and an M.A. in English at Simon Fraser University. She worked as an editor, wrote book reviews and a book on Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts, taught English at Malaspina College then Kwantlen University until she retired from Vancouver to Gabriola Island in 1995, fulfilling her lifelong dream of returning to the Gulf Islands. Patricia lived a full and long life in which her family, literature, opera, cooking, theatre, style, and art played major roles. Her response to everything was to read. She loved the English language and had a mastery of it that was paralleled by few. Woe betide the person (even her children) who tried to best her in a battle of words or wits.

Mummy, you were a mother like no other. We will miss you immeasurably and always. “I ask, if I shall never see you again and fix my eyes on that solidity, what form will our communication take? You have gone across the court, further and further, drawing finer and finer the thread between us. But you exist somewhere. Something of you remains.” - Virginia Woolf, The Waves. Memorial details will be announced after July 1st when restrictions on gatherings ease.

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


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Keith Francis Hunt

February 22, 1948 - June 28, 2021 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Keith Francis Hunt. Keith is survived by his five children Adam, Chad, Josh, Caleigh and Keir and his grandchildren. Keith is also survived by his four siblings Noel (Linda), Barrie (Linda), Tannis (Doug), Melodie (Clem) and his many nieces and nephews. Keith spent many innovative years in the broadcasting and sports world in radio and television. Keith also enjoyed fishing, golfing, reading and writing. Many a person has been on the receiving end of one of his famous practical jokes. He will be missed by those who knew him and he can now rest in peace with his parents, Betty and Guy Hunt.

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Wilfred “Wilf” Henry Schneider It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wilfred Henry Schneider on June 21, 2021 in Kamloops, BC just shy of his 97th birthday. Wilf was predeceased by his wife Georgina (Novosad) in 1986 and by his youngest daughter Carole in 1981. He was the beloved father of Rosemary (Johnny) of Kingston, Ontario, Gregory (Cathy) of Mackenzie, BC, Patricia of Kamloops, BC and Eric (Arleen) of Winlaw, BC. Wilf was also the proud grandfather of Karen, Jesse, Melissa, Bryon, David, and Andrew, and of six great-grandchildren. Wilf was born into a family of 9 children on June 25, 1924 on a farm near St. Benedict, Saskatchewan. He completed high school at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, Saskatchewan and took one year of college in Saskatoon. After a short stint working at a gold mine in British Columbia, Wilf moved to Southwestern Ontario and shortly thereafter met his soon-tobe wife Georgina. After having 3 children there, the family moved to Sault Ste. Marie where Wilf spend the next 20 years as personnel manager for a sawmill operation. He accepted a transfer to Kamloops in 1974 where he worked until his retirement in 1983. After his retirement, Wilf kept active participating in Elderhostel events, training for the BC Seniors Games, researching and writing a book on his family’s genealogy, assisting low income seniors with tax preparation, providing lay help at Sacred Heart Cathedral, hitting the links at local golf courses, and attending Kamloops Blazers games. Wilf will be remembered for his easy smile and sense of humour, quiet wisdom, willingness to help those in need, and dedication to family and friends. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to the ALS Society of British Columbia or Covenant House. A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, July 5, 2021 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Kamloops. You can send condolences and view the service recording by following the link on the Schoening Funeral Services’ website www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

IF TOMORROW NEVER byCOMES Norma Cornett Marek If I knew it would be the last time That I’d see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly And pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss And call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute To stop and say “I love you,” Instead of assuming you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there’s always tomorrow To make up for an oversight, And we always get a second chance To make everything just right. There will always be another day To say “I love you,”

And certainly there’s another chance To say our “Anything I can do?” But just in case I might be wrong, And today is all I get, I’d like to say how much I love you And I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, Young or old alike, And today may be the last chance You get to hold your loved one tight.

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Vera Irma Mertz 1931 - 2021

Vera Irma Mertz of Kamloops, BC, passed away on June 27, 2021 at 89 years of age. Vera is survived by her children Lenard (Carolyn) Mertz of Kelowna, BC, Lawrence Mertz of Courtenay, BC, and Miriam Lewis of Langley, BC, grandchildren Cheri (Chad) Lewis, Korina (Ryan) Rushton, Ryan Mertz, Randene Larlee, Jade (Jamie) Connors, Keaton Mertz, and Nina (Cole) Mackin, greatgrandchildren Tuscany Larlee, Taycie Larlee, Taylyn Larlee, Kaliegh Mertz, Evan Mertz, Chase Rushton, Orin Rushton, Sadie Mackin, Tyla Mackin, Cy Mackin, Scarlett Connors, and Emmeline Connors. Also left to cherish her memory are her siblings Adeline Sylvester, Bill Sturm, Ray Sturm, Al Sturm, Lil Davie, Ella Manfredi, and Shirley Geyer. Vera is predeceased by her husband Gus Mertz, her son Marvin Mertz, her father and mother, Gothilf and Caroline Sturm, her brother Gus, and her sister Rose. Born in Maple Creek, SK, on August 20, 1931, Vera moved to Kamloops when she was a young woman, which is where she met her husband, Gus. They moved to Calgary for several years, but eventually moved back to Kamloops where they settled and raised their family of 4 children. Vera and Gus were active in their community and their church, the Full Gospel Tabernacle. Vera was known for her amazing hospitality, and her ability to cook meals for large numbers of people. She was often asked to organize and cater weddings and events for friends and family. Her beautiful lace wedding cakes were the centrepiece at many weddings over the years. In her retirement, Vera was the senior’s pastor at Full Gospel Tabernacle. A Memorial Service for Vera will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Full Gospel Tabernacle, 1550 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Overland Care Hospital, and the team on the Trinity Unit. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

Oh Great Spirit Oh Great Spirit Whose voice I hear in the wind Whose breath gives life to the world Hear me I come to you as one of your many children I am small and weak I need your strength and your wisdom May I walk in beauty Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset Make my hands respect the things that you have made

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, Why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, You’ll surely regret the day,

And my ears sharp to hear your voice

That you didn’t take that extra time For a smile, a hug, or a kiss And you were too busy to grant someone, What turned out to be their one last wish.

The lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock

So hold your loved ones close today, And whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them And that you’ll always hold them dear Take time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.” And if tomorrow never comes, You’ll have no regrets about today.

Make me wise, So that I may know the things you have taught your children

Make me strong, Not to be superior to my brothers But to be able to fight my greatest enemy — myself Make me ever ready to come to you with straight eyes So that when life fades, as the fading sunset My spirit will come to you without shame.


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Emma Maria Durigon (née Comazzetto) 1936 - 2021

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 surrounded by the love of her family, our precious Emma Durigon, at the age of 84 years, began her journey to her eternal home. She will be reunited with her husband Angelo and her brothers and sisters. She will be forever loved and deeply missed by her daughter Angela and son-in-law Sheldon Morice, granddaughters Ashley (David) and Courtney (Connor) as well as her only surviving sister Enes Christianson, sisters-in-law Helen, Stella, and Jenny Comazzetto, and brother-in-law Giovanni Durigon. Born and raised in Kamloops, Emma was the youngest daughter of the nine Comazzetto children. She was the first daughter to pursue a career outside the home. She loved and valued her work as a legal secretary so much that she was employed by the same firm for 62 years! She saw many transitions and was central to their success. Her work ethic and dedication was an inspiration to her numerous nieces and nephews. Emma had a zest for life. Her outgoing personality drew people towards her. Whether it was entertaining in her home, celebrating at the lake, or enjoying a night out, she was the life of the party! Emma immersed herself in the community both socially and culturally, introducing her to many lifelong friends. Emma was a loving wife who cherished her time with her husband. They did so much together, but one of her greatest joys was travelling to Italy to see the birthplace of her parents and to meet Angelo’s family. The proudest moment of her life was the birth of her daughter, Angela. They leaned on each other during difficult times but also enjoyed many happy times together. Her granddaughters Ashley and Courtney brought her even more joy and made her life complete. She was known as Noni to many and loved them all unconditionally. The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to her physicians Dr. Kip, Dr. Hodgins, and the wonderful and compassionate care she received at Hospice. Prayers will be recited on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Father Fred Weisbeck will celebrate the Mass of the Christian Burial on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 10:30 am at the cathedral. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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Rombough, Edward Carl

September 8, 1938 - June 29, 2021 It is with deep sadness that the family of Edward Rombough of St. Albert, AB announce his peaceful passing at the age of 82. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Dennis (Delphine), Perry (Tamis), Kelly (Laurie), Corinne (Lyle), Cameron (Cindy); 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchild; his brother Robert (Bunnie) Rombough and brother-in-law Harvey Dietrich; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

Ed was predeceased by his wife Marlene, parents Bob and Doris Rombough, brother Harold Rombough and grandson Adam Rombough.

The more you laugh,

Ed was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan and spent his formative years in Edmonton, AB where he met and married the love of his life Marlene. Together they shared many adventures following their hearts and serving the Lord at Radway Bible College, Hinton Retreat Center and then building and running the Cache Creek, BC Retreat Center. After serving the Lord they settled once again in Kamloops, BC where Ed was known for his helping hands in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, rising to 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus. In 2018 they moved to St. Albert, AB to be supported by family through their senior years.

    

Visitation took place on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at ConnellyMcKinley Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11am on Monday, July 5, 2021, at Holy Family Parish, 75 Poirier Drive, St. Albert followed by interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Memory of Edward Rombough to his favorite charity: Chalice.ca or 1-800-776-6855 to help children in third world countries. For people wanting to attend the funeral virtually there will be a link available through Connelly-McKinley website a few days after the burial. To send condolences, please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home St. Albert Chapel (780) 458 2222

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

May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of Despair

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A ride in the sky at night reveals a bright shiny movement You, my plane, are visible to the naked eye in each spectrum

The 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.

THE ANGEL ON YOUR SHOULDER

By Jackie Huston Lena, Wisconsin

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

There’s an angel on your shoulder Though you may not know she’s there, She watches over you day and night And keeps you in her care. There’s an angel on your shoulder Watching you learn and grow Keeping you safe from danger And nurturing your soul. She’ll be there through your triumphs She’ll dance on clouds with pride, She’ll hold your hand through disappointments and fears, Standing faithfully by your side.

You know every part and how to fix it

        

You are navigating by the spirit

In your life you’ll be faced with decisions and trials

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

And she’ll shine down her guiding light.

For more experiences with you Will you invite me onboard?

And stood up for what was right.

Life holds so much in store for you, So remember as you grow older, There are no heights you cannot reach ‘Cause there’s an angel on your shoulder. Bereavement Publishing Inc. 5125 N. Union Blvd, Suite 4 Colorado Springs, CO 80918


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Charles Campbell

September 8, 1956 - June 27, 2021 It is with heavy hearts we announce that on June 27, 2021 Charles Campbell (64), born on Cape Breton Island in Sydney, NS passed away in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family after a 15 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Charles is survived by his wife Pearl, daughters Leah and Amber Campbell, Breyanna Emmond, Karina Emmond, Katie Kenoras and grandsons Julez, Jaxton, Noah, and Demetrius and his four siblings; Sandy Campbell, Darrell Campbell, Shauna Muise, Judy Aucoin, and his Papa Dave. He is predeceased by his mother Mary Bolton, and father Barney Campbell. Charles settled in Kamloops 21 years ago and has had a profound impact on those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Serving the community as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, he had a unique way of connecting and a deep compassion for human suffering. So much so, that even on his deathbed, he was building a treatment program. His celebration of life will take place in 2022 in the same place his journey began, Cape Breton Island, and his ashes laid to rest with his mother. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gateway Recovery & Healing Society which he was an active board member of, and to support the unique and needed outpatient treatment program he was working on. Etransfer: gatewaysociety2021@gmail.com Cheques: Gateway Recovery and Healing Society c/o 23-1651 Valleyview Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 0A4 Condolences may be sent to the family via DrakeCremation.com

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Your Spirit I know that no matter what You will always be with me. When life separates us I’ll know it is only your soul Saying goodbye to your body But your spirit will be with me always. When I see a bird chirping on a nearby branch I will know it is you singing to me. When a butterfly brushes gently by me so care freely I will know it is you assuring me you are free from pain. When the gentle fragrance of a flower catches my attention I will know it is you reminding me To appreciate the simple things in life. When the sun shining through my window awakens me I will feel the warmth of your love. When I hear the rain pitter patter against my window sill I will hear your words of wisdom And will remember what you taught me so well’ That without rain trees cannot grow Without rain flowers cannot bloom Without life’s challenges I cannot grow strong. When I look out to the sea I will think of your endless love for your family. When I think of mountains, their majesty and magnificence I will think of your courage for your country. No matter where I am Your spirit will be beside me For I know that no matter what You will always be with me. by Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach

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

Calvin Richard Harbidge March 29, 1954 - June 28, 2021

Calvin Richard Harbidge was born March 29, 1954 in Matsqui, BC. He moved to the Tranquille Valley as a young child and spent most of his life in the Kamloops area. He loved to garden, paint and was an avid fisherman. Cal loved spending his time in nature but the thing he loved most was spending time with his two daughters Brittany and Nicole (The Girls). Cal will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters Brittany and Nicole, two son in-laws Jon and Curtis, two grand-daughters Maddi and Brooklyn, his sister Judy (Rick), brother Darryl, brother John (Elaine) and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He has gone to join his parents Cecil and Doreen who have been patiently waiting for him.

May He Rest In Peace. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps them near.

H Journey’s Just Begun

Don’t think of her as gone away, Her journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets, This earth is only one. Just think of her as resting, From the sorrows and the tears, In a place of warmth and comfort, Where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing, That we could know today, How nothing but our sadness, Can really pass away. And think of her as living, In the hearts of those she touched, For nothing loved is ever lost; And she was loved so much. by E. Brenneman

One Final

Gift

Scatter me not to restless winds, Nor toss my ashes to the sea. Remember now those years gone by When loving gifts I gave to thee. Remember now the happy times The family ties we shared. Don’t leave my resting place unmarked As though you never cared. Deny me not one final gift For all who come to see A single lasting proof that says I loved... & you loved me. by DJ Kramer


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THE AWARD-WINNING PROJECT RETURNS!

Last year, Kamloops showed just what a kind community it was in Kindloops - a special project produced by Kamloops This Week and presented by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union. We asked for your submissions of random acts of kindness, published them weekly This project was recognized as the winner of the Ma Murray Community Service Award by the BC and Yukon Community NewsMedia Association earlier this month. That’s a testament to our community as a whole pulling together to help each other through the most challenging time of our generation. While we are beginning to emerge from the global crisis caused by COVID-19, we continue to suffer the effects that prolonged isolation from others, economic uncertainty and fear bring. We need to keep being reminded what a kind place we can be - and need to be.

So we’re bringing it back. All you have to do to participate is give the name of a local individual who’s done something kind for someone else in Kamloops. We’re going to publish those submissions in Kamloops This Week every week for the next 5 weeks, and pick one random submission each week. The person who performed that act of kindness and the person who nominated them will each get a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant. On July 28, we’re going to put all the entries together into a special commemorative edition, celebrating all the acts of kindness that have been nominated, and pick one random entry. The person who performed that act and the person who nominated them will each win a prize of $500 worth of gift certificates to local restaurants!

Celebrate kindness with us in Kamloops with Kindloops.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Go to www.kindloops.com OR Enter via social media - put your nomination in Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and just tag Kamloops This Week (@kamthisweek) and include the hashtag #kindloops in your post

Your Kindloops stories:

GLENN HILKE: Georgia Martin Jackson has been making 300 Peanut Butter & Jam sandwiches for the Kamloops Covid Meal Train ( 2 days wkly) for 65 wks or 130 volunteer days (520 hrs) making 20,800 PBJ ( 420 sandwiches weekly) sandwiches for the homeless and others living in poverty. These delicious sandwiches were distributed far and wide from Aberdeen to Valleyview and Downtown to North Shore feeding people in the streets , motels and housing projects. She is the most dedicated volunteer who has never missed a scheduled day, and she has also been donating water and juice boxes regularly to “was down “ the PBJ

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CINDY HERRICK: I think that David deserves to be recognized for the amazing work he has done on the FB page Living and Growing up Kamloops. He started this page when alot of us were at a very low point. His kindness and generousity in allowing hope and laughter to grow and expand can never be replaced. I know myself there have been days when the only laughter has come from reading comments and reliving the fun of the past. I would bet that if asked the other 19K plus on this page would agree. In my opinion David is more then deserving.


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