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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021 | Volume 34 No. 32
KAMLOOPS ELECTION FIELD FILLING UP KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
Frank Caputo will be the Conservative candidate for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in the next federal election. Caputo, a Crown prosecutor, emerged victorious in a weekend membership vote featuring four candidates. Also seeking the nomination were Tourism Kamloops CEO Beverley DeSantis, Tobiano founder Mike Grenier and Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer. Results of the membership vote — in which about 800 ballots were cast — were not released by the riding association. Caputo will succeed fourterm MP Cathy McLeod as the Conservative candidate, as McLeod has decided to not seek re-election. An election call is expected later this month. Caputo told KTW shortly following his nomination win that the reality of the situation hadn’t yet sunk in. He said he felt his team ran a strong campaign, adding he is humbled to be selected by party members. “It would be an honour to represent the hard-working people of
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Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo,” he said in a statement. “I will fight for local priorities like safe streets, accountability and transparency. The Liberal government — led by Justin Trudeau — have ignored this region for too long.” Echoing the sentiment by other politicians and media pundits, Caputo said he feels a snap election could be called by the prime minister at any time, noting the Conservatives need to be ready for the upcoming campaign. The only other nomination race thus far locally involved the People’s Party of Canada, with
Corally Delwo defeating Matt Robson for the nomination. Delwo, who finished 20th among 21 candidates running for Kamloops council in 2018, is also a co-organizer of so-called freedom rallies in Kamloops, gatherings featuring people who are opposed to government measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and people who question whether COVID-19 is indeed a pandemic. Following her June 27 nomination win, Delwo said she is looking forward to meeting people in Kamloops and the rest of the riding.
“I will not forget that I also represent Clearwater, Barriere, Sun Peaks, Pritchard, Savona, Clinton, 100 Mile House and all the other communities and homes in between,” she said. “I will also work in partnership with all our neighbouring First Nations bands. With the recent news cycle highlighting historical tragedies at residential schools in Canada, I will be a strong advocate of our Indigenous communities and support their efforts to heal and thrive.” Over the weekend, the Liberal Party of Canada acclaimed lawyer George Petel as its candidate.
Petel was born in Kamloops, raised in the Bonaparte-Cache Creek-Ashcroft area as a child and educated at St. Ann’s Academy, John Peterson junior secondary and Kamloops High. He attended the University College of the Cariboo (now known as Thompson Rivers University), the University of Calgary and UBC’s Allard School of Law before going to work in Calgary at a national law firm and, later, in a publicly traded company specializing in construction and commercial law. See A CONSERVATIVE, A15
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August 12, 2021 2:00 pm ‑ Community Services Committee Meeting
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CURBSIDE ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION PILOT PROGRAM THE KMA REFRESHED The Kamloops Museum and Archives (KMA) has launched a website that brings the KMA into the modern era while preserving history and providing an accessible‑minded and inclusive platform for history and education. Established in 1937, the KMA is one of the province’s oldest museums. The museum collects, organizes, and interprets notable objects and historic records from the region for the purpose of preservation, research, and exhibition. Having an online presence is an equally important role for a museum.
The Curbside Organic Waste Collection Program is shifting into Phase 2—a one‑year pilot program—in September. Five pilot routes have been selected that cover sections of Westsyde, Brocklehurst, the North Shore, Upper Sahali, Juniper West, and Valleyview. An organics curbside cart, a kitchen bin, and an information package will be delivered to pilot addresses in late summer. There is no additional cost to residents on a pilot route. Residents on pilot routes are encouraged to subscribe to information updates.
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ROLLING THROUGH ON CLIMATE MISSION Alex Simakov came through the city with a climate resiliency message
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Although cooler and wetter weather has hindered further spread of the White Rock Lake fire, which devastated Monte Lake last week, officials continue to respond to questions over how the fight was handled. The fire was sparked on July 13 and has since spread in multiple directions, moving north and northwest toward Westwold and then branching north across Highway 97 and through Monte Lake. The fire has now slowed, with its northernmost arm about 30 kilometres south of Chase. Deputy Minister of Forests Rick Manwaring said the fire showed aggressive behaviour early, burning at Rank 4, or “highly vigorous,” and notably aggressive for a new start. Manwaring said on July 13, the initial attack crew arrived within 30 minutes of the blaze being called in, but with such fire
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aggression, the team was diverted to evacuate properties in the area. “We don’t put people in front of Rank 4 fires,” Manwaring said. He said the wildfire service had ground crews working with local ranchers, adding crews stayed on the fire locally throughout the night and helped residents construct fire guards. But that account of the events is disputed by some area residents, who claim they felt abandoned or say they were told to leave when trying to help. Others stayed behind to protect their property — something the BC Wildfire Service has discouraged, saying that doing so only endangers residents and wildfire crews. Manwaring also said the fire was burning at Rank 6 — the most aggressive ranking — when it moved through the Monte Lake area, with 40 km/h winds gusting to 60 km/h. “Rank 6 is very challenging, even for structural protection units to protect properties,” he said.
Structural protection units are sprinkler systems that can be deployed to create a “humidity bubble” around a property. But Manwaring said not every property can be protected that way. Full details of the wildfire service’s timeline of the incident are set to be provided to media on Thursday. Since April 1, the province has seen 1,453 fires ignited, with nearly 652,000 hectares burned, far above the 10-year average of 905 fires and 140,000 hectares burned to this point in a year. There are currently 262 active fires burning in the province — 185 of which were caused by lightning and 16 of which were sparked by human activities. Causes of the remaining fires remaing under investigation. Hot and dry weather is expected to return this week, with temperatures around 35 C expected by Friday. B.C. currently has 38 states of local emergencies, 10 band resolutions, 63 evacuation orders affecting 6,219 properties and 108 evacuation alerts affecting 31,903 properties.
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Evading authorities to help save properties Tuesday, according to Drive BC, due to the wildfire. Gryte said there is a police exclusion zone in the area, but he and a few others who know Bouchard have been able to ship in supplies. “There’s a few ways to get in and out around the police roadblock and we’re getting together stuff to keep them going and keep them safe,” Gryte said. On Tuesday, he told KTW, an excavator on a flatbed truck, as well as much-requested handheld radios and water totes, were being delivered to Bouchard, to whom Gryte speaks with on the phone several times per day, despite spotty cellphone reception in the fire-razed area. “There’s a lot of supplies between totes and radios and equipment and food, hose and pumps — there’s a lot of stuff that’s moving around right now,” Gryte said. He said the group of Bouchard’s friends are spread
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Kyle Gryte has no qualms about circumventing a police line to help a friend in the fireravaged Monte Lake area. “You’re doing a not-allowed thing, but for a good cause,” Gryte told KTW. The Lower Mainland resident is part of a group sending supplies to longtime friend Rob Bouchard, who stayed behind, after losing his own home, assisting fellow residents fighting spot fires threatening property still standing after the White Rock Lake fire roared through the rural community southeast of Kamloops. Their efforts, however, are in contravention of an evacuation order in place for the Monte Lake area. A portion of Highway 97 between Kamloops and Vernon that runs through Monte Lake also remained closed as of
between the Lower Mainland and Kelowna, organizing supplies, which are then shuttled to people in Kamloops, from where the supplies are trucked into Monte Lake. “There’s eight or nine of us that are all working together,” Gryte said, adding they started organizing supplies on Friday, the day after Bouchard’s home burned. Gryte said he’s been a point man from the Lower Mainland and, while he hasn’t yet breached the Monte Lake evacuation zone himself, he plans to this weekend with a group of friends intent on helping out for a few days. There has been criticism from B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth that residents who defied evacuation orders on Friday placed the lives of themselves and firefighters at risk. Meanwhile, sentiment from residents expressed to various media outlets has been that they are there protecting what they have,
along with criticism that the wildfire was actioned too late. Gryte said he felt Farnworth’s criticism of people staying behind was “quite disrespectful.” Asked what compelled him to raise funds and undertake the shuttling of supplies for his friend, Gryte said he wants to help people in need during situations outside of their control. He said Bouchard, who he considers a close friend, would do the same for him. Gryte said all supplies sent into the area have made it to Bouchard and others without issue and he isn’t aware of any run-ins with police or fire officials. Asked what he thinks will happen if he’s caught trying to access the evacuation area with supplies, Gryte said he believes that would be a tough call for those tasked with stopping him. “Are they going to arrest people and send you away when you are trying to help people out?
I don’t know,” he said. Gryte said Bouchard put it best during a recent interview. “He said ‘What are you going to do, fine me, take my house away? It’s literally a pile of ash,’” Gryte said, noting residents who remain in Monte Lake are simply trying to save what they have left. Gryte said Bouchard’s wife and children are staying with family in Chilliwack while he remains in Monte Lake with a number of other residents fighting the spot fires. They are based out of a neighbour’s home Bouchard helped save shortly after his own home was lost to the flames. Gryte has also set up a GoFundMe account to help the Bouchard family rebuild. That campaign has, as of Tuesday, has raised more than $48,000. To find that fundraiser online. go to gofundme.com and search “Rob and his family lost everything to fire.”
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The White Rock Lake fire burns near Monte Lake on Aug. 5.
Fundraising campaigns follow fire’s ferocity MICHAEL POTESTIO
A number of online fundraisers have popped up for residents impacted by the White Rock Lake fire southeast of Kamloops. Four GoFundMe campaigns have raised, as of Aug. 9, more than $110,000 between them for fire victims in the Monte Lake area that saw their property burn when the fire spread through their community last week. One of those fundraisers has already accumulated $65,082 toward a $100,000 goal, for a 45-acre bike ranch in Monte Lake known as The Farm. The fundraiser was organized for ranch owners Ron Penney and Krys Green by their friend and professional mountain biker Matt Hunter, who said on the campaign page the pair are OK, but “lost everything” when The Farm was destroyed by wildfire. “They had created an amazing paradise and a lot of unforgettable memories for so many people,” Hunter said. Kyle Gryte and two others have raised $38,860 toward a $75,000 goal for his close friend Rob Bouchard who lives in Monte Lake. On that campaign page, Gryte said his friend and his wife and two young
kids had their home and personal belongings burned in the fire. Gryte said the Bouchards built a fire break and used sprinklers, but they were “no match for this inferno.” “He is also a local small business owner and a lot of his equipment was burnt as well,” Gryte said. “I have known Rob for close to 20 years and consider him a true friend. There is a small group of us right now trying to help Rob and his family out with whatever we can and I am reaching out to see if anyone else can help a family that has lost everything due to fire.” Gryte went on to say the Bouchards did not have insurance due to their remote location in rural Monte Lake and that Rob has been trying to help fight spot fires in the area due to a lack of resources from the BC Wildfire Service. There has been growing criticism of the provincial government and the BC Wildfire Service with respect to the response, or lack thereof, to the fire when it was small, with many ranchers in the area willing, but not authorized, to attack the fire in its infancy. Since it was first sparked on July 13, the fire has grown to 56,000 hectares, destroyed many structures and led to myr-
iad evacuation alerts and orders across a massive area between Vernon and Kamloops. Kevin Cooke has raised $5,555 for his sister, Jackie Cooke, who lives in Monte Lake. In his GoFundMe campaign page, Cooke said his sister lost her home and several animals to the wildfire when it ripped through part of town on Aug. 5. The Alberta-based brother hopes to hear from anyone who may spot his sister’s cats near the burned property. Megan Biluk of from Langley, meanwhile, has raised $2,485 for her brother, who, along with his girlfriend, “suffered unimaginable losses” in Monte Lake due to the fire. “My family means the world to me and I hope to help them in the best way I can. Funds will also be donated towards helping the community rebuild and help others in need,” Biluk said in her GoFundMe campaign page. “We are all in this together, please help.” To donate to the campaigns, go online to gofundme.com and search: • Cole Biluk and Brooke Carmichael Fire Support. • Please Help Jackie Cooke Start To Rebuild Lost All. • Rob and his family lost everything to fire. • Friends of The Farm helping out.
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Enduring the long and grinding road
t’s been 17 months like no other. A pandemic that began in B.C. a year ago this past March isn’t over yet. There is grief in coming to terms with knowing children died on the grounds of the former residential school at Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc — and what that means for survivors and the rest of us as we grapple with the legacies of colonialism. We have an opioid crisis that killed more people in this province in 2020 than did COVID-19. We have seen wildfires, climate change, a deadly heat wave, weeks of poor air quality and neighbours fearing — and, in some cases, seeing — their homes burning to the ground. In Kamloops and beyond,
CITY HALL we’ve been under one stressor after the next for what seems like a very long time. The certainties that used to shape our daily lives seem a long way away. Routines have been disrupted.
Workplaces, schools, gyms and restaurants were closed, then reopened. Events were cancelled, rescheduled and cancelled again. Human- and nature-caused fires, villages burning down, lightning strikes and evacuation alerts and sudden orders (I see you, Juniper Ridge). Evacuees are living out of suitcases. Firefighters, first responders, doctors, nurses, volunteers, social workers and those at emergency operations centres are also in the thick of it. Even if we’re not on the front lines, the accumulation of the last several months may have us feeling like things are out of our control — and, as a result, we feel off-kilter, uncertain and wobbly. I’m not a therapist, but as a fellow human being, I urge you to
find ways to make your personal OK-ness a priority today. You may be able to carry a heavy load for a time, but no one can do it forever. Ask for support when you need it. Find ways to structure your days when you’re feeling that wobble — whether that’s prioritizing mealtimes, getting regular exercise, talking to a trusted friend or simply taking a moment for a deep breath. Have you already hit the wall, then gone a few feet past it? It happens. It’s not too late to reach out and free resources are available. Call the BC Crisis Line at 3106789 — no area code needed. Health Emergency Management BC has a helpline for those who have been affected by the forest fires: 1-888-686-3022.
For residential school survivors and their families, the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is at 1-866-925-4419. Whether you’re an optimist whose glass is half-full, a pessimist whose glass is half-empty, a resilient realist who knows the glass can be refilled or a count-yourblessings type who is just grateful to have a glass, none of us can give from an empty cup. The people in your life need you, as does your community. Can you take a moment just for you today? Kathy Sinclair is a Kamloops councillor. She can be reached by email at email@example.com. Council columns appear monthly in KTW and online at kamloops thisweek.com. To comment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Was the conquest of Mexico in 1521 inevitable?
ug. 13 is the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, fell to the invaders after a long siege, and became Mexico City. It was a major historical event, still mourned by millions and celebrated by millions more five centuries after it happened. But was it actually inevitable? Laurent Binet doesn’t think so. The French writer’s novel Civilizations, which started winning prizes as soon as it was published in 2019, has now been translated into English and offers an alternate history in which the Incas and Aztecs conquered Europe. It’s fiction, of course, but it makes you think. Binet starts 1,000 years ago with the
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Viking voyages to Vinland (Newfoundland), an interesting historical fact that had no known impact on the rest of the world. But in Binet’s version, a single band of Vikings sails all the way down the coast and up the Amazon River, finally conquering and intermarrying with a native Amerindian group. This is the key plot device because this stray Viking group not only gives the locals the technique for making iron tools and weapons, it also gives the native Americans all the Eurasian quick-killer diseases: smallpox, cholera, influenza, bubonic plague, typhoid, etc.
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The first generations of local victims die in swathes, but by 500 years later, their descendants have all the same immunities as Europeans. So, when Columbus shows up in the Caribbean in 1492, the local people are as well armed as his crew, they don’t fall ill and they eat the European explorers for lunch (metaphorically, of course). Then an exiled Inca ex-monarch in Cuba has his men reverse-engineer Columbus’ ships, builds some of his own and sets out to Europe to see what he can conquer or steal. There follows a picaresque story in which a band of 300 Inca “conquistadors” first overthrows the King of Spain and then, modestly reinforced by other Inca adventurers, takes over Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. England’s King Henry VIII, despairing
of getting the Pope to annul his 24-year marriage to Catherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne Boleyn, abandons Christianity and declares himself the local representative of the Sun God. France is conquered by the Aztecs instead and everybody lives turbulently ever after. The message seems to be that native Americans, given the opportunity, would have been slightly nicer and more enlightened imperialists than the Europeans who filled that role in the real history. That may be true, but is not very relevant, since the whole scenario is entirely incredible. Read the entire column online at kamloopsthisweek.com, under the Opinion tab.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
SEEKING DIRECTIONS TO ‘AWAY’
TIME TO CRACK DOWN ON CITY CRIMINALS Editor: What kind of city are we going to become? We have people using drugs on the streets, local businesses being robbed, store employees being stabbed, people assaulted downtown and in parks and vehicles broken into. This wasn’t happening a few years ago and now it’s seems to be a daily occurrence. It’s time to get tough on crime and clean the mess up. Kamloops isn’t the same city I grew up in and this let-it-ride attitude isn’t cutting it. The RCMP must be getting frustrated every time a criminal is released from court with a promise to appear at a later date. It is time to clean up the mess. Noel Gopsill, Kamloops
Editor: The young woman in the doorway was dirty and smelled. Her clothes neither fit, nor had they been washed. She had been banging on the back door for several minutes. It was clear she was after something, something she knew we would have and supply her with. Crystal meth? Coke? Nope. Tampons. The girl knew she could get free tampons and a toothbrush at The Loop. She had been there many times. She came for food, water and shampoo. She came for underwear and shoes. She came to use the toilet, then the sink to wash her hands and face. And she came knowing she would be treated with respect. On a recent evening, I had to tell her to go away. City orders. Fines and other penalties if I helped her out. I also had to tell
the many seniors, low-income families, disabled people, runaways and, yes, those with addiction issues, to go away. As we are a “nuisance” on the North Shore, our guests must also be seen as such. The “users” were by far a minority among our guests. Those dealing with mental illness sought counselling and help in finding shelter. The seniors came for a decent meal and the chance to chat with our volunteers. Everyone wanted juice, chicken wings and ice cream, particularly when the temperature soared above 40 C. Our many supporters would often buy these treats for us. That is impossible with the city’s closure of The Loop. When the community service (bylaws) officers came, I asked them where these people should go. The
response was that they should “go away.” Alas, I know not of this place called “away.” Is it a city or a town? A distant planet, perhaps? It is unlikely our clientele would be able to afford airfare or even a bus ticket. They cannot afford their own food. Can someone please tell me how to get to “away”? My GPS seems to be at a loss. I tell people they have to go away, so it should at least be marked on our maps. I’ll ask a city council member for directions to “away”the next time I see an employee or council member. Sad. Show me a politician who is genuinely concerned about homelessness and the opioid crises in our city and I will show you a pig that flies. Heather McDonald Kamloops
LET’S DEMAND THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH Editor: Kamloops has a NIMBY (not in my backyard) problem. If we don’t want people dealing with social issues in our backyards, let’s solve the problem that put them there.
It might be too late for some on the street, but let’s stop putting more there. Let’s demand the redistribution of wealth. Will Peters Kamloops
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No mandatory vaccination at TRU SEAN BRADY
Hundreds of American and Canadian universities have made vaccinations mandatory for students to attend campus, to live in residences or to play varsity sports. But Thompson Rivers University is not among them, nor is any other university in B.C. Instead, a full return to campus under “normal” conditions is expected, according to TRU vicepresident Matt Milovick, who called the mandates made by some universities in Ontario a “very aggressive” approach. B.C.’s return-to-campus guidelines were developed by public health officials and a panel of experts and led by a steering committee, which included Milovick. They outline how students, staff and faculty will return to campus in the fall — in a way that is similar to how they did prior to the pandemic. “The way the return-to-campus
guidelines are written, in a perfect world, assuming the trajectory doesn’t change radically, it would look a lot like it did in the fall of 2019,” Milovick said. That means vaccinations, masks and physical distancing won’t be required to attend full classrooms. In fact, on the day classes begin at TRU — Sept. 7 — the province is scheduled to enter Step 4 of the restart plan, which eliminates any remaining COVID-19 restrictions going forward. The campus guidelines at TRU do anticipate that “COVID-19 transmission will be low, and more important, serious infections will be uncommon.” It does appear that vaccinations have curbed the amount of serious infections, with the number of deaths B.C. has reported dropping significantly this year as vaccines roll out. Hospitalizations have also fallen dramatically and remain low, even as case counts increase. British Columbia has a population of about 5.1 million. As of Aug. 4, there were just 55 people in hos-
pital due to COVID-19. But “low” in terms of case counts is a metric the provincial government has never defined, despite it being one of the criteria necessary for the province to enter into Step 3 of its restart plan, which it did on July 1, when B.C. was at its lowest case counts since October 2020. Since the lull in July, B.C.’s latest trajectory is ever-increasing upwards, now reporting hundreds of new cases each day, just one month out from the start of classes. Milovick said TRU is “all-in” on the return to in-person learning, noting the university will follow the lead of the public health office and Dr. Bonnie Henry. But some plans are in place if cases emerge on campus. The guidelines suggest institutions leave one to two per cent of their housing inventory as a quarantine area. At TRU, Milovick said, that means about 25 beds will be kept vacant. Otherwise, he expects housing to be full this year, with enrolment numbers already challenging the high point seen in the
2019-2020 school year. “I think we will likely have them in one building in a space we can essentially isolate from the rest,” Milovick said of the area set aside for use as a potential quarantine area. And if there’s an outbreak on campus, Milovick said the university will hand over the reins to Interior Health, which will follow its own outbreak protocols. Milovick said if absolutely necessary, the school has also proven it can quickly shift to a remote learning model, but he is optimistic that won’t happen. “We’ve followed the provincial health office and Dr. Bonnie Henry so far, and she’s kept us in a good spot, and I think we’re going to continue down that path and see where it goes,” he said. On-campus vaccination clinics are also planned, but no dates have been set. The nearby city-run Tournament Capital Centre is still operating as the community’s only COVID-19 vaccine clinic. TRU’s international student
population made up 38 per cent of the university’s total student population in the winter 2021 semester, accounting for about 3,328 students. Most came from India, China, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Vietnam. Many of those countries have struggled to secure and deliver vaccines, meaning firstdose rates in those nations range from 1.3 per cent in Nigeria to 28 per cent in India. “We know a number of students we’d get internationally in the fall won’t be vaccinated, or may not have an approved vaccination. We want to be in a position where we can make it easier for them to get it,” Milovick said. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said arriving students not yet immunized with World Health Organizationapproved vaccines will be vaccinated with appproved vaccines. Dr. Sue Pollock, Interior Health’s chief medical health officer, said IH is working with universities to have vaccines available as students arrive.
Teaching Your Kids About Money Eric and I have two kids each who proudly are the center of our worlds. As much as we want them to have nice things in life, we feel it is also important to teach them about money and healthy financial habits. Here are some tips to help talk to children about money: 1. Split money into three buckets: Spend, Save and Share. This teaches children to think about what they can do with money, that spending is not the only option, and the importance of saving and helping others. 2. Talk about how you make money and where it is spent. Given the prominence of credit and debit cards and other payment technology, kids rarely see money change hands. Letting kids know that money does not grow on trees but rather comes from hard work is important. Understanding your job pays for your house, food, car, gas, internet can be things they may take for granted.
3. Share money mistakes you have made. Kids love hearing parents are fallible. Within reason, share stories of mistakes you have made and how you learned the hard way. Examples could include overspending on your first credit card or regretting that you did not start saving sooner in life. 4. Set a financial goal. Show them how to plan and save up for something such as a new video game, expensive clothing they MUST have, or even their first car. What are they willing to do for it? How long will it take? It also teaches trade-offs and financial discipline – what we feel are two great attributes to long term financial success. Kids who have worked hard to earn their reward also feel empowered versus entitled. 5. Teach them how to negotiate. Overcharged on a bill? Have them listen as you problem solve and work to get your money back using positive conflict resolution skills. Ask them what they think is fair to be paid for chores. Why do they deserve more allowance? This also helps teach them the value of their time. 6. Discuss the impact of fees and interest. Show them where to review items such as bank fees, cell phone bills, or how interest charges
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COVID-19 vaccine second dose interval cut to 28 days SEAN BRADY
B.C. health officials have again reduced the interval between the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, lowering it from 49 days to 28 days. The decision, announced on Monday, comes as daily case counts rise due to the highly transmissible delta variant. Health officials said about 170,000 people will receive a second-dose vaccine appointment booking invitation over the next two days. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said those not in high-transmission areas may see a benefit in deferring for a longer interval, with higher effectiveness seen in those cases. “Right now, it’s about balancing the epidemiological data and the need to get people highly protected as soon as possible, knowing we have a lot of transmission from the highly transmissible strains — gamma and delta,” Henry said.
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Zero carbon GreenNH3 is 1/4 the price of fossil fuels and doesn’t pollute, so why aren’t we using it? If record heat waves, out-of-control wildfires and flash floods have you worrying about climate change, Roger Gordon’s invention is sure to ease your mind. Ammonia is an inexpensive, zero-emission fuel that can power our cars, farm machinery and mining operations. Unlike petroleum products, ammonia can be easily man-made using nothing more than water and air, and with Gordon’s invention even amateurs can make the fuel themselves. That means no more fossil fuels, and no more pipelines across the country to transport fuel to your door. “I don’t know of a better solution than this,” says Gordon, whose company GreenNH3 developed the ammonia-manufacturing technology alongside the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the University of New Brunswick. It’s cheap (about 25 cents a litre), but cost savings aren’t the main motivator for the scientists who developed GreenNH3.
The planet is in crisis, and humans can’t flee to some space colony to start over — healing earth is our only viable option. “GreenNH3 scientists sacrificed time and money to bring the world this wonderful solution, and politicians are ignoring it. Before Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister he praised GreenNH3 but after getting elected he will not reply to our messages. All we need is for his government to express their support, and investors around the world will be ready to come on board.” His message to Canadians? Call your MP and MLA. If they don’t know about GreenNH3 give them a day to get educated — and then call them again.
Interest around the world Ammonia has been used for decades as a fertilizer, fuel, refrigerant and disinfectant — this isn’t an experimental fuel. Large-scale ammonia manufacturing has
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Christmas trees, grapes survived heat wave The Heathfield family, tracked, hunted, caught and brought home this spruce from the Woodward Christmas Tree Farm in December 2017. The good news is the trees will be back this winter as they survived the recordbreaking heat wave of late June. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE
Privato Vineyard and Winery operations manager Adam Woodward said the Noble Creek water system helped his family’s little piece of heaven avoid devilish consequences during a record-breaking heat wave in late June. “With those temperatures, it’s just survival mode,” Woodward said. “You’re not growing at all. It was just all we could do to keep enough water in there to keep the humidity and temperature down as best as possible. “It’s a really good system and it feeds all the farms water in the Noble Creek area. We are lucky to have it.” The overheard irrigation lines that douse the vineyard and orchard worked overtime to save the crop, which may have been lost if the heat dome — Kamloops set record-high tem-
peratures in three consecutive days, peaking at 47.3 C on June 29 — persevered much longer. “I don’t have a crystal ball, but yeah, if it kept going for another week, we might be in a totally different situation, where we might have lost it,” Woodward said. A quashed crop would be devastating, resulting in the loss of four years’ worth of harvests, Woodward said, noting vines would have to be ripped out and new ones
replanted the next year. Woodward ballparked revenue from grapes at $15,000 per acre. Privato has five acres. The winery evaded significant damage and Woodward suspects the soaring temperatures may have been kind to grapes, which love sunshine and heat. Smoke taint, most often found in red wines, may result from wildfires burning across the province, but winemakers have tricks to minimize its smell and taste.
“A lot of people like it,” Woodward said. “It’s a silver lining.” Privato escaped disaster earlier this summer, but Woodward is concerned about the effects of climate change, noting the Noble Creek water system is not designed to adapt to low river levels. “We’re working closely with the city to see if there is an opportunity to get some funding around climate change to upgrade our system intake and have more efficient water distribution methods onto the crops,” Woodward said. Harsher winters — most of the grapes Privato uses cannot
withstand temperatures below -28 C — and drought are also a concern. Christmas tree growers on the Coast and Vancouver Island have reported damage from the heat dome, with spring seedlings dying and some trees’ needles turning brown, rendering quality too poor to sell this winter. Woodward Christmas Tree Farm operates on the Privato property at 5505 Westsyde Rd. There was minor damage to some trees, mostly on their southwest-facing side, but not enough to have noteworthy impact on revenue this holiday season, Woodward said. Staff watered Privato’s garden area heavily during the heat wave to save flowers, trees, plants and shrubs from dying. “We were really concerned ... but luckily, we were able to keep it watered enough and everything is really green and colourful in there now,” Woodward said.
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Accused in homicide gets seven-year sentence MICHAEL POTESTIO
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One of five men charged in connection with the gangland slaying of a Kamloops man nearly three years ago has been handed a seven-year prison sentence. Darian Rohel pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops last week to one count of manslaughter for his role in the death of Troy Gold, 35, whose remains were found in the Lac Du Bois Grasslands north of the city in October
2018, weeks after he was reported missing. Rohel is also already serving 3.5 years in prison following convictions on seven separate charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and an additional single count of possession of a controlled substance. He was one of five men arrested in the fall of 2019 in connection with Gold’s slaying. Rohel, Nathan Townsend, Jayden Eustache, John Daviss and Sean Scurt were each initially charged with seconddegree murder, but the charges
for all of the accused except Eustache have since been reduced to manslaughter. The trial for the accused has also since been split into two — Daviss and Scurt, with whom Rohel was to stand trial, will have their trial separate from Eustache and Townsend. Scurt’s next court date is on Aug. 30 while Daviss’ is set for Sept. 13. Both are for voir dire hearings. A voir dire is a non-publishable hearing held to determine whether certain evidence is admissible at trial. Townsend and Eustache
Darian Rohel (top) was one of five people charged in connection to the October 2018 murder of Troy Gold (bottom).
have a court date on Monday, Aug. 9 to fix a date for trial. All of the accused have been in custody since their arrests. The details of Rohel’s role in the murder cannot be published until his co-accused stand trial. Gold had been involved in the city’s drug trade, as were each of the five accused. His murder was the first in a series of deadly gang-related incidents in Kamloops over a violent five-month stretch that resulted in four people being killed and a number of others injured.
A life-saving B.C. Day long weekend for Mountie KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
Quick action by a Kamloops Mountie helped save a life on the B.C. Day long weekend. On Aug. 2, the officer was on patrol downtown at about 10:50
p.m. and noticed a man had fallen out of his wheelchair at a bus shelter along Fourth Avenue. The officer checked the man and discovered he was not breathing. After requesting medical assistance, the Mountie
administered a nasal dose of Narcan, medication that temporarily reverses effects of a drug overdose, and began attempting CPR. A sergeant, who is also a member of the RCMP’s emer-
gency medical response team, arrived and helped by inserting an oropharyngeal airway in the man’s mouth. The sergeant continued artificial respirations while the constable administered another
nasal dose of Narcan, RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said. The man’s heart rate improved and firefighters and paramedics arrived soon after, with the man eventually taken to Royal Inland Hospital.
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A Conservative riding for the past two decades From A1
Throughout his legal career, Petel has worked throughout North America and in Turkey, Kenya, China, the United Arab Emirates and Australia in the resource development and civil construction industries. “I am proud of my Secwépemc and Caucasian heritage,” Petel said. “Having to navigate these two worlds as a youth and young adult made me a better lawyer and negotiator.” Petel cited issues of importance that he said are, in part, reflected in the organizations with which he volunteers his time: a strong economy, helping vulnerable people and environmental sustainability (as the president of the Red Cross of Southern Alberta, he was heavily involved in the campaign to end homelessness, the 2013 floods and other natural disasters). Petel said the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation allows him to give back to the hospital that brought him into this world and pointed to Venture Kamloops as working tirelessly to support new business ventures across the riding.
Lawyer Bill Sundhu was the first candidate to be confirmed in the riding, having been acclaimed by the NDP on April 8. Sundhu said his postpandemic recovery focus will be on better incomes and jobs, health care and making life more affordable, such as housing, child care, student debt and protecting the environment. “The policy decisions we make coming out of the pandemic will affect us for decades. We must ensure we do not return to the failed policies of the past — austerity, cutbacks and privatization — which has resulted in an unfair economy that has left too many behind,” Sundhu said. Sundhu, was born in New Westminster and raised in the Cariboo. He and his family have made Kamloops their home for the past 25 years. He was the NDP candidate in the 2015 federal election, finishing second to incumbent McLeod, who won by about 3,000 votes. Sundhu was previously a member of the Liberal Party of Canada and served as the party’s policy chair in the Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo riding.
Sundhu earned a master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University and is counsel to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands. He also serves on the University of British Columbia board of governors. During the nomination meeting, the local NDP riding association raised more than $36,000, according to constituency association president Garry Worth, who noted the association spent a total of $31,000 in the 2019 federal election. The online meeting, at which NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh sent an endorsement of Sundhu, had 125 registrants. Yet to confirm candidates are the Green and Maverick parties. The KamloopsThompson-Cariboo riding has been represented by a Conservative/Canadian Alliance throughout this century, since Betty Hinton defeated two-decade NDP MP Nelson Riis in the 2000 election. The riding has had a female MP (Hinton and McLeod) for the past 21 years.
Smoky link to RIH visits? KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
It’s unclear if the rise in the number of respiratory issues seen in Kamloops lately are linked to recent smoky skies from nearby wildfires, according to the Interior Health Authority. In an emailed statement, an IH spokesperson told KTW Royal Inland Hospital has seen “above average visits” for respiratory complaints in the past month, but noted those issues cannot be directly linked to smoke exposure as cases can be influenced by a multitude of factors. “Influencing factors include air quality, heat exposure and infectious diseases; therefore, with prolonged exposure to higher than normal temperatures, COVID19 and wildfire smoke, it is impossible
to link the visits to any single or multiple causes,” the IH spokesperson told KTW via email. Interior Health said it could not compile what the average number of respiratory complaints RIH receives this time of year, nor what the current numbers have been this year for the Kamloops hospital, prior to KTW’s press deadline on Tuesday. The spokesperson added those numbers can be unreliable since they would be reported as respiratory illnesses at admission, but that is not necessarily the final diagnosis. With the exception of the past few days, Kamloops has been enveloped in smoky skies since the beginning of July. For more on this story, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com.
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ttracting pilgrims since the Middle Ages, and still one of the most revered monuments in France, World Heritage Our Lady of Chartres cathedral sparks our day trip from Paris. Almost hourly, direct trains travel between Montparnasse Station and old Chartres. The regional service sweeps us southwest across 80 kilometres of countryside. Along the way, our guidebooks describe the inspiring history of the Gothic masterpiece: “In 1194, a raging fire destroyed the ancient market town of Chartres, including its beloved place of worship.” Despite overwhelming devastation, hard work and determined fundraising helped committed townsfolk rebuild their cathedral in a remarkable 30 years. Arriving at Chartres station in about an hour, a stroll past the pretty town’s shops and patio bistros leads into a sculpturefilled plaza, complete with inviting benches. The cathedral’s two markedly different steeples soon greet us. On the right, the sober “older” spire and world’s tallest Romanesque-style bell tower contrasts dramatically with the “newer” lacy, flamboyant one to its left. The hardy climb its 300 worn
stone steps to achieve panoramic overviews. Nearing the main entrance, an embellished façade bedazzles. Astonishing lifelike figures frame Royal Portal’s three doorways. Kings, queens, priests and prophets stand atop decorative columns, wonderful lifelike faces contrasting with their rigid, elongated bodies. Above the doors, sculpted panels depict Christ’s holy story. To the left, angels lift Him onto a heavenly cloud. In the centre, apostles gather around Him. On the right, Mary sits serenely on the Throne of Wisdom, infant Jesus on her lap. Inside the hushed cathedral, 12th-century windows generate rainbow light on all sides. Donated by wealthy merchants and royalty to inspire hope, 172 stained glass windows primarily illustrate familiar Bible stories; some, daily medieval life. Like us, many bring binoculars to further appreciate the scenarios’ fine details. Over the west entrance, the original windows radiate marvelous shades of blue. Surviving the great fire, the shimmering 700-year-old glass strikes us as unusually exquisite. Around the choir’s ornate 100-metre-long stone screen, 40 sculpted scenes portray Mary and Jesus’ lives. Representing Christ’s glorious ascension, pink marble columns flecked in gold flank a magnificent white angel rising behind the altar. At one time, all this stonework, stained glass depictions
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and other artworks imparted Christ’s story to a largely illiterate population. Eventually, the storied cathedral became fondly called the Bible in Stone. As well, artifacts and paintings fill recessed chapels throughout the cathedral. Scores of believers once trekked to Chapel of the Martyrs just to contemplate a legendary pale yellow relic. Thought to be the tunic worn during Jesus’ birth, the Veil of the Virgin is said to offer protection. Even today, curious travellers visit this treasured holy remnant,
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God, the master says: ‘Behold my servant’
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The servant has no will of his own, he is just there to make life easier for the one who owns him. The history of servants has been one of abuse and sadness for many. Even today we can find those who are servants or slaves who suffer in this world under hard masters. So who is God talking about when He says in Isaiah 42:14 “Behold my servant?” There are enough clear clues right in these verses to identify who the servant is that the prophet is writing of. The first phrase is a giveaway when we consider just a couple of chapters further in Isaiah 52:13-15
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and 53:1-12. Isaiah 52:13 starts with the same phrase “Behold my servant” and the rest of chapter 52 and all of chapter 53 are very obviously prophecy about the Lord Jesus Christ in his suffering on the cross. The one who is said to be God’s servant is His only Son. There’s a verse in Philippians 2:7 where we read about God’s Son who “took upon him the form of a servant.” This phrase of the scriptures is in the context of the self humiliation of Jesus even to the point of going to the cross. Verse 8 says that he was obedient unto death even the death of the cross. Verses 9-11 speak of the subsequent exaltation of Jesus. It is no wonder that God said back in Isaiah chapter 42:1 “Behold my Servant”.
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There is an account in Luke 7:1-10 of a master who was a Roman centurion, likely living close to Capernaum. The centurion had a servant that was gravely sick at the point of death. The centurion sent for Jesus to come and heal his servant who was dear to him. So Jesus went right away and just before he came to the house the centurion sent messengers to tell Jesus that the centurion felt unworthy to have him in his home. The messengers said that the centurion
understood about authority, being a military officer, and that he believed that all that was needed was for Jesus to say the word and his servant would be healed. Jesus marveled at the centurion’s faith in him and healed the servant from where he stood having met the messengers. This account of a servant being healed by the greatest servant of all is just one of many countless acts of service that Jesus had done. On another point, in Matthew 12:14-21 we read of the Jewish
religious leaders planning to destroy Jesus somehow. When Jesus knew this he sought to avoid the conflict and went to other places healing and teaching. He told the people to not make him known. In other words he did not seek to exalt himself or make himself great. Matthew then tells us that this was a fulfillment of the passage from Isaiah chapter 42 showing the servant character of Jesus. The disciples of Jesus were often showing a very different character from their Master who was a servant. They would argue about who would be the greatest and Jesus would patiently be their example and seek to teach his own about being a servant. One of these times is found in Matthew 20:20-29.
The mother of James and John came to Jesus and requested that her two sons could have a place of prominence in his kingdom. After some deliberation, Jesus in conclusion said in verses 27-28: “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” 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@kamloops thisweek.com.
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Samaritan’s Purse Canada is helping families in the B.C. Interior who have lost their homes and belongings to wildfires raging in the region this summer. At the invitation of Thompson-Nicola Regional
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NARRATIVE Mystical five-, six- and sevenpounders are the goal. Eight and nine pounds — even better. More than 10 pounds is a dream. With time, however, the zeal for the pursuit of big fish fades as well, bringing anglers to what might be the last stage of their fishing career and, perhaps, the most meaningful of them all. After anglers have learned to catch fish, then lots of fish and finally big fish, fly fishers will come to seek out something entirely different, something that in many ways is unrelated to fish at all — quality experiences. The hunt for quality experiences encompasses many aspects, from the choice of the lake to the company in the boat, as well as the
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nature of the day’s action. Sometimes quality fishing will be found even when the fish are in short supply. Maybe the weather is perfect, the lake empty of other anglers, the company good and the scenery sublime. Then, it seems to matter less that few fish take the bait. There are no definitive milestones that tell us when we move into a new phase of our fishing lives — only we know. I’m not sure what stage I’m in, but I suspect I am coming around to Stage 4. I know I am valuing more and more the quality of a day and I don’t care as much about the number of fish caught or how big they might be. I hadn’t thought it until recently and perhaps I would not have clued into it all, but for a couple of different experiences I had on our local lakes this season. On one trip before heat domes and wildfires made trips to backcountry lakes more difficult, I found a new thrill after setting aside my rod loaded with my favourite chironomid and trusty strike indicator. Even though trout were taking my suspended bead-head blackand-reds every other cast or so, I got bored catching the same group of 12- to 16-inch fish in the ways I have always caught them.
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I pulled up anchor and found a new location in deep water, a spot on the lake I have never fished before. I rigged another rod with a sinking line and a pattern I had never fished before. I felt a surge of excitement when I caught a fish. It was a first, and first experiences are always powerful. On another trip this past spring on one of our bigger, more popular lakes, I watched an angler sit in his boat over a small shoal in a tight little bay from 8 a.m. to noon. He never moved except to cast and recast his line. He caught a boatload of fish, dozens even, on almost every cast. Several other anglers crowded in around this fellow’s honey hole and many of them also caught fish. I’d been cruising around the area looking for active fish, but hadn’t found any. Despite that, I felt no urgency to join the fray, even though the fishing appeared smoking hot. There was a time I would have rushed over and joined in the crowded action. I don’t feel that need anymore, nor see the reward. Lastly, just a month or so ago, I had one of my best fishing days ever chasing wild trout on a small river with a good friend. The fish weren’t big, but the location was spectacular. We were on a three-day trip. Our
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phones didn’t connect to networks and the sense of isolation felt sublime. The weather was great and even the bugs weren’t bad (well, not too bad). It was a combination that future trips will find hard to beat. I expect I’ll continue to get pickier about my fishing trips as seasons pass and perhaps it means I will fish a little less. I understand more those seasoned old veterans who don’t bother stringing a line in April when the fishing is marginal and our ice-free lakes are super busy. I know better now how they can be patient and wait until May and June, when more lakes open, the crowds disperse and the weather improves. I understand how they can leave a lake when things are cooking, content in the action they had. The quality of fishing can’t always be measured in numbers, either of hours on the water or the number of fish caught. Sometimes, leaving with more means counting less. Robert Koopmans is an avid angler and hunter who spends as much time as possible in B.C.’s wild places. He also hosts the Hunting & Fishing British Columbia podcast (find it on Apple Podcasts or wherever you find your podcasts). Email: email@example.com.
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to reach the Baseball Canada Nationals in London, Ont. “All those seniors play other school sports and they’ve had those cancelled, too,” said Ingram, who is technical director for the Kamloops Minor Baseball Association. “Anything we can play is a bonus. “The major thing was to get everyone at-bats and defensive innings because they haven’t played in two years.” The season was split into halves, with Kamloops sticking to Interior opponents and no overnight trips in Half 1. More travel was permitted in Half 2. “It was short but sweet,”
Scholefield said. “We were able to get a bunch of travelling in, play against other teams and had a good time on the field.” Kamloops was slotted into Pool B at provincials, along with North Fraser (17-7), Cloverdale (12-10) and Trail (12-12). Chilliwack (16-6), Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association (13-11) of Kelowna, Vancouver Island (20-4) and Ridge Meadows (12-12) were in Pool B. The Dogs split their games on Friday, besting Cloverdale 5-1 and falling 9-2 to North Fraser.
Rain washed out Saturday action. Trail posted a 9-5 victory over Kamloops on Sunday to end the Dogs’ tournament. “We had no expectations of what the season was going to be, so we just went with it,” Ingram said. “We finished over .500, played some good baseball and everyone got better.” The graduates were robbed of their Grade 11 Prep League season, but Scholefield is just thankful his buddies were able to play ball in 2021. “It wasn’t necessarily the outcome we wanted, but it was
nice, nonetheless, to be together, especially for me since it was my last season in Kamloops minor baseball,” he said. “It’s kind of sad, but at the same time it’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.” ON THE ROSTER The 2021 RiverDogs: Coyle, Coxon, Scholefield, Sucro, David Browning, Dylan Dekker, Gabriel Wingerak, Hayden Dolley, Levi Toye, Matthew MacDonald, Zack Denis, Parker Robertson, Rollin Sanderson, Manny Recchi, Ryan Petrie and Tyler Dhaliwal.
A pandemic threatened to pre-empt the 18-and-under B.C. Baseball College Prep League season and smoke from wildfires burning across the province sparked spotty scheduling. But damned if they didn’t play ball — and the Kamloops RiverDogs played ball well. The Dogs posted a 12-8 record in regular-season play to qualify for the provincial championship tournament, which ran from Friday to Monday in Burnaby. Kamloops recorded a 1-2 record in round-robin play to fall short of the semifinal round. “We gave it our all,” said Lochlan Scholefield, one of four graduating RiverDogs. The Vancouver Island Mariners thumped the Cloverdale Nationals 11-1 in the gold-medal game on Monday to claim the provincial title. The 2020 Prep League season was wiped out amid the COVID19 crisis and the 2021 campaign was often in jeopardy. “We were kind of playing with house money,” RiverDogs’ head coach Frank Ingram said. “It was a little bit wonky. You’re overcoming the COVID and the next half was the smoke, right?” Added Scholefield: “We kind of just played it by ear and hoped for the best a season was going to happen. It wasn’t guaranteed, at all.” Scholefield, Austin Coyle, Matt Coxon and Jared Sucro are the Dogs’ third-year graduating players and were part of the 2016 peewee AAA outfit that won two provincial titles
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The postponed 2020 Summer Olympics ended on Sunday in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Games will begin in February in Beijing. Suddenly, the time is now for the Corryn Brown rink of Kamloops Curling Club and Matt Dunstone, the River City resident who skips a Reginabased team. “It’s definitely pretty crazy that the Olympics are only a few months away when the summer Olympics just ended,” said Brown, whose rink includes third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes, lead Sam Fisher and coach Allison MacInnes. “It’s pretty nuts to think about.” Curling Canada on Tuesday laid out the path to the Tim Hortons Curling Trials, which will run from Nov. 20 to Nov. 28 in Saskatoon and produce the
four-person men’s and women’s teams that will don the Maple Leaf in Beijing. Brown and Dunstone have received invitations to compete at the Canadian Curling Trials Direct-Entry Event, which will run from Sept. 22 to Sept. 26 in Ottawa in conjunction with the Canadian Curling Pre-Trials Direct-Entry Event. “It was very inspiring to watch our Canadian athletes do what they did in Tokyo and we want to be part of that, as well,” Dunstone said. The Trials Direct-Entry Event format has not been released, but Curling Canada notes the top three women’s teams and top two men’s teams will qualify for the Tim Hortons Curling Trials in Saskatoon. “We’ve planned accord-
ingly to make sure we can get as many events and training weekends as we can prior to make sure we’re bringing our best once we get there,” said Brown, whose rink will make its season debut next week at a cashspiel in Leduc, Alta. In Ottawa, the field on the women’s side will include Brown, Suzanne Birt (Charlottetown), Kelsey Rocque (Edmonton), Laura Walker (Edmonton) and Casey Scheidegger (Lethbridge, Alta.). Dunstone, Colton Flasch (Saskatoon), Jason Gunnlaugson (Winnipeg), Glenn Howard (Penetanguishene, Ont.) and Mike McEwen (Winnipeg) will compete on the men’s side. Trials Direct-Entry Event teams that do not qualify for the Tim Hortons Curling Trials in Ottawa will have a second chance at the Home Hardware Curling Pre-Trials, which will take place from Oct. 26 to Oct. 31 in Liverpool, N.S.
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“It’s definitely interesting, to say the least,” Dunstone said. “It seems like everybody and their dog has a shot at the Olympic trials this year, just with all the other different events and formats. I’m not going to complain about anything, considering the season we had last year. It’s just nice to be playing again.” Brown and Dunstone won provincial titles in 2020 and were unable to defend their crowns in 2021, as B.C. and Saskatchewan cancelled provincial championship tournaments amid the pandemic. Both were selected by their respective provincial curling governing bodies to compete at the 2021 national championships, which were held inside the Calgary curling bubble earlier this year. Team Dunstone claimed its second consecutive bronze medal at the Brier. Team Brown, which placed sixth at the national Scotties in
2020 in Moose Jaw, posted a 4-4 record in round-robin action in Calgary to fall short of the Championship Pool. The major events held inside the Calgary curling bubble were preceded by a campaign ravaged by the pandemic. Brown’s season came to an abrupt halt on Nov. 12, 2020, and did not resume until the national championship began in February. Team members have fingers crossed for a return to relative normalcy in 2021-2022. “As far as I know, most of the events are a go and if they aren’t, it’s not necessarily due to COVID reasons in B.C.,” Brown said. The Kamloops Curling Club halted operations in September of 2020. BC Housing took over the building in October of 2020, using it as shelter space until its lease expired at the end of July. Ice could return to the KCC as early as Sept. 7, said club general manager Rob Nordin.
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Toronto resident Alex Simakov was asked why his fundraising bike ride for the Nature Conservancy of Canada stretches from Calgary to Vancouver, in areas threatened by wildfires. “I don’t think it’s going to get better,” said Simakov, whose childhood vacations often took place on the West Coast. “As you look toward the years ahead, all signs point to an escalation in wildfire intensity, an escalation of the heat waves and droughts. It might be one of the worst years we’ve had so far, but it might be one of the best we’re going to have for a long time.” Simakov, a 28-year-old energy consultant, was in Beaverdell (about an hour southeast of Kelowna on Highway 33) on Thursday, Aug. 5, on Day 9 of his 1,400-kilometre trek. His journey is a platform for him to trumpet views on climate resiliency, including investing in policies, institutions and physical infrastructure to improve the resilience of communities to withstand
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extreme natural phenomena. “More immediate things to ensure communities withstand impacts,” Simakov said, noting the idea of cutting carbon emissions is too abstract to resonate with most Canadians. “The effects of climate change are happening now. Let’s start taking more decisive actions that are going to affect your family today and over the next generation.”
Simakov, who has raised more than $3,700, said the money is going toward rehabilitating stressed ecosystems and reconnecting isolated animal populations. “When we have sick forests or overdeveloped wetlands, those forests are more susceptible to forest fires and those wetlands are more susceptible to flooding,” he said. “If we can restore them to a balance,
with animals and flora and fauna that existed before human development, those become more vibrant and can absorb the shock [of climate-driven disasters], so our communities don’t have to.” Simakov said unnecessary political dichotomy is working against climatechange solutions. “You’re either a very progressive person and all-in on climate change and you’re woke or you’re on the other side of the equation, where you don’t identify with a lot of progressive causes and, therefore, to be in line with that identity, you have to deny it or minimize it in some capacity,” he said. Simakov, who passed through Kamloops on the weekend, said he has devoted his professional career to advancing Canada’s transition to a clean and sustainable energy future. “And while we’re making great strides towards decarbonizing our economy and achieving net zero by 2050, we need to confront the reality that climate change is already here and only getting worse,” Simakov said. Those interested can donate online at https://tinyurl.com/uh5cw9pu.
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G N I D N E P • Heart of Brocklehurst! • Beautiful large yard • Lots of space and updates • Main level: 3 bedrooms and spacious main bathroom • Main level: Open living, dining room that connect to kitchen • Oversized new windows • Lower level contains laundry, two dens, a bathroom, family room and workshop space • Great potential for an in-law suite! • Property = 0.24 of an acre • Lot of parking room • New roof, updated flooring, newer HWT and Furnace, new gutters, and in-ground irrigation
255 Calcite Drive $679,900
• Completely renovated top to bottom • 4 bedroom 2 bathroom with rental income option • Steps away from the City’s best brewery, coffee shops, and restaurants • Enjoy the vibrant walking lifestyle and close amenities • Situated on a sizeable lot • Potential to build carriage house/ garage or enjoy your own low maintenance irrigated orchard • Includes electrical upgrade (200amps), new windows, new roof, Navien HW on-demand, Fujitsu Halcyon Heat pump, sound proofing installation throughout, waterline to street redone.
• Come see the gorgeous view of the city, valley and mountains from this beautiful newer custom built log home with 5 bdrms and 4 bath and 3 decks • The main floor has a mixture of ceramic tile flooring and laminate running throughout • It also features a large kitchen, stainless steel appliances and open living area • Two bdrms are on this floor with a separate entrance to a private deck that includes a private hot tub • Upstairs is incredibly unique with its own living area with one of the two bedrooms having its own loft • The lower level is finished and has 1 more bedroom, family room, gas fireplace and a modified cooking area • Currently owner occupied and operating as a registered bed & breakfast • Generating substantial regular income up to $8,000/mth and after expenses has potential to bring in $88,200 approx annually • Tons of storage available throughout
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3 BEDROOM 1 BATH UNIT • Completely updated throughout • Corner lot with great yard
3 BEDROOM APPLE VALLEY MOBILE • Big Fenced yard • 1 pet allowed • Updated beauty with all appliances • Park will sign site lease
SPACIOUS 2 BDRM, 2 BATH MOBILE • Large fenced yard w/gardens & shed • All appliances & 2 AC units included • Parking for 2-3 vehicles
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33-1375 ORD ROAD
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16-240 G&M ROAD
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TOP FLOOR WITH STUNNING DECK & VIEW • 2 bedrooms, den & 2 baths • Classy open plan w/granite kitchen • C/Air-All appliances 1410- 1000 TALASA WAY
HURRY! WON’T LAST LONG • 3 bdrm rancher • Immaculate & Updated top to bottom • S/Garage, fenced yard & RV parking • All new appliances, C/Air, UG spklers
SOLID HOME NEEDING LOTS OF TLC • 4 bedrooms & 3 baths & C/Air • Large flat .29 acre lot w/RV parking • 19x24 shop with inside or outside access
PANORAMIC VIEW OVER MCGOWAN PARK • 5 Bdrm Rancher w/full basement • 1/4 acre w/RV parking off Sifton Lane • Electric car charging at home
RIVERFRONT W/TONS OF RV PARKING • 3 Bdrm & 2 Bath, 2yrs old home • Built over a full 41x29 shop • Comes w/all appliances & C/Air • Quonset plus detached garage
RANCHER W/PANORAMIC VIEW • Great location close to TRU & shops • 4 Bdrms, 2nd kitchen for in-law suite • Well maintained - C/ Air-C/Vac-UG Spklers
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NEW BUILD W/2956 SQFT • 5 Bedrms + Den & Finished basement • All Appliances, C/Air included • Landscaping & UG Spklers
NEW BUILD W/2956 SQFT • 5 Bedrms + Den & Finished basement • All Appliances, C/Air included • Landscaping & UG Spklers
STUNNING GOLF COURSE HOME • Double garage & golf cart garage • Island Kitchen + 4 bedrooms • Amazing basement rec room + theatre
EXECUTIVE 2 STOREY W/4BDRMS UP • Quality throughout plus upgrades • Triple garage & RV parking • In-Law suite, View & Great Location
844 CRESLINE ST
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3544 NAVATANEE DRIVE
722 GIFFORD COURT
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44.6 ACRES BACKING ONTO PARK LAND • Log home & 3 guest cabins • Detached 36x36 shop • Close to Paul Lake and Harper Ski Hill 1485 PAUL LAKE ROAD
LOT 46 ST. ANDREWS ST. • $138,800 • 0.35 acre LOT in Shuswap Lake Estates • Golf course and lake nearby • All utilities at lot line
SABISTON CREEK RD • $469,000 • Rare 12.3 Acre waterfront lot on Kamloops Lake • 1800 Feet of shoreline • 15 Min boat ride from Savona
YATES CREEK RD $599,000 • Beautiful quarter section • Halfway between Kamloops and Sun Peaks • Come build your dream home
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www.kamloopsthisweek.com The Keep Kamloops campaign aims to provide a boost to culture, recreation and heritage organizations by publicizing their importance and by encouraging people to donate and participate. We want to “Keep Kamloops” active, creative, and engaged by supporting the organizations that do just that. Our vision is to foster a community that is resilient and supported through COVID-19 by residents who value the contributions that arts, culture, and recreation make to their quality of life and the livability of our community.
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eam sports are a wonderful way to stay in shape and have fun too. But when you can no longer play at the Minor or University levels, there can be few options for adults to keep up their game. The Kamloops Senior Men’s Baseball League saw a gap in offerings, so they decided to fill it! The league was founded in 2016. It features players of all skill levels, from those who haven’t held a baseball in two decades to those who have just recently left Semi-Professional competition. They’ve rostered over 70 players in 2021 and have expanded to five teams: Blue Bolts, Grey Jays, Orange Crush, Red Tigers and Gators. The Blue Bolts are the league’s defending champions.
The league ensures that quality umpires are available to officiate the games and organizes about a half dozen volunteers who help with the scoreboard, scorekeeping, data management and livestream broadcasting during gameplay. Rick Dewitt has been an active player in the Kamloops Senior Men’s Baseball League for four years. He is 33 years old and lives with FASD. A persistent competitor and eternal optimist, Rick is always striving to work on his fundamental skills and improve his baseball ability and knowledge. Rick wears #1 for the Grey Jays and was an active part of their championship season in 2019 (pictured centre, holding the Terry Trophy Cup with the team). Rick travelled with the Kamloops Grey Jays in
North Vancouver that September as he and the team competed in the first ever AA Men’s Provincial Championship. Says Rick: “My experience in the league has been amazing. I have learned a lot from all the guys and I have a blast!” During COVID-19, the Kamloops Senior Men’s Baseball League broadcast all games via livestream on Facebook so friends and family could watch games as there were no fans permitted in the stands. These livestream broadcasts will continue, making the games accessible to more people. Let’s Keep Kamloops active. You can catch live baseball action with the Kamloops Senior Men’s Baseball League at Norbrock Stadium all summer long! Check the schedule at www.kamloopsmensbaseball.ca.
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2356 Dunrobin Place - 1 owner home with lovely north views, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. A great family home with main floor laundry, nook off kitchen, family and games room down, plus 2 car garage on quiet cul-de-sac. $665,000
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 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! $438,800
11-6000 Valley Drive - What a wonderful opportunity to purchase a one-owner townhome in the heart of Sun Peaks Village. Morrisey & Orient Express lifts out your door and village square a 10 minute walk. This 2 storey townhouse has 1,052 sf of living space with 2 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Purchase price includes furniture and household items. Strata $476/mth, taxes $2,960/yr. Outdoor recreation right out your door, now that’s living! $759,900
2504 Sunset Drive - Unique opportunity, this ranch style home of 1,703 sf is on a C4 zoned lot in East Valleyview. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, double garage + storage shed and ample parking on the fully fenced yard. $559,800
d l o S 157 Seymour Street West One of the most beautiful homes centrally located in the west end of South Kamloops. This 2-storey home has been extensively renovated inside and out. The home has retained its original charm with a modern touch. The mature gardens and private patios are some of the lovely features of this property. For additional information please call Phil at 250-318-1000
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
d l o S 20-250 Pemberton Terrace - 3 bedroom 2 bathroom townhome centrally located in Lower Sahali. Well maintained with a formal living and dining area plus a lower level family room currently used as the primary bedroom. The kitchen is quaint with easy access to the dining area. This unit is one of the largest in the complex with a fenced patio ideal for summer barbeques. Some additional features are a fireplace in the living area, appliances,and central air. Rentals are limited and pets allowed with strata approval. QUICK POSSESSION POSSIBLE. $398,800
13-3320 Village Place - One of the best locations on the mountain. This True ski in and ski out unit is centrally located, minutes from ski lifts, village center and golf course. The location does not get much better. Call Phil for additional details and for viewings. $898,800
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210-338 NICOLA STREET $339,900 • MLS®163468
303-550 LORNE STREET $389,900 • MLS®162128
• Immaculate 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment in Riviera Gardens • Pets are allowed with strata permission • Great central downtown location
• 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home in Countryview Estates • Own your own land with a bareland strata fee of $125/month • Quick possession possible
• Bright and spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment in Ashley Court • 55+ building with 1 underground parking stall and storage locker • Quick possession possible. No rentals or smoking allowed
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16-791 JENSEN ROAD $425,000 • MLS®163262
479 LINDEN AVENUE $425,000 • MLS®163050
13-1885 GRASSLANDS BOULEVARD $449,900 • MLS®163469
• Well maintained 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home in Jensen Place • 55+ complex with bareland strata fee of $120/month • No rentals allowed, 2 pets allowed with strata approval
• 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
• Immaculately kept 2+1 bedroom 3 bathroom townhouse in Ridgeview Heights • End unit with single garage and small outdoor patio • Pets and rentals allowed with strata permission
North Aberdeen 6-2020 VAN HORNE DRIVE $549,900 • MLS®162283 • 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
195 ARROWSTONE DRIVE $599,900 • MLS®163466
756 GIFFORD COURT $675,000 • MLS®163413
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• Well maintained 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home in great cul-de-sac location • Nicely landscaped and private backyard with pergola • Close to all amenities
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ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt
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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Try to dig a little deeper and not take things at face value this week, Aries. Some surprising elements that you may not initially recognize are just waiting to be discovered.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 It’s good to have a rich fantasy life to envision plans for the future, Taurus. Some of these ideas may come to fruition this week as you dig down deep into your creative side.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Avoid jumping to the conclusion that a romantic partner is looking to move on, Gemini. There may be another underlying factor at play that will soon come to light.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Some major news is the catalyst that ignites the flame for your motivation to change, Cancer. You may find you’re interested in volunteerism or another worthy project.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
AUGUST 11 - AUGUST 17, 2021 - Sept 23/Oct 23
An intense phone call may put you on edge for a little while, Libra. But once you get to the heart of the matter and think things through, you can work it out.
Enjoy time spent connecting with some new people this week, Leo. It is a fine time to branch out of your typical social circles and embrace new friendships with confidence.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
- Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, your desire to socialize will be stronger than ever, so get out there and make a new friend or two. You will enjoy sharing ideas with others and trying some new things.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
You gravitate toward people who prefer to see life through rosecolored glasses this week, Virgo. Enjoy this optimistic outlook and make the most of it.
Appreciate all of the good things you have going in your life now, Sagittarius. Pay homage to those who have lent a hand or offered support that went above and beyond.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 You may be on the brink of making a major move Capricorn. Try not to focus too much on all of the small details; look at the bigger picture.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 A short trip out of town might be necessary to clear your head, Aquarius. Schedule some time to get away so you can rest, relax and recharge free of distraction.
- Feb 19/Mar 20
Take some time alone this week to reorder your priorities, Pisces. You may have made commitments that no longer are vital.
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NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Symbol of royalty in ancient Egypt 4. Wouldn’t stand for it? 7. They have springs in the middle 12. ____ Perez, former Democratic National Committee chairman 15. Nutritional fig. 18. Apple tablet option 20. Popular analgesic 21. Belgian city that hosted the 1920 Summer Olympics 23. One of the rooms in Clue 24. N.B.A. superstar Durant 25. Voting ‘‘aye’’ 26. Gilbert and ____ Islands (former colonial names of Kiribati and Tuvalu) 27. Give way 28. Levy of ‘‘Schitt’s Creek’’ 29. When the Lascaux caves were painted 32. Furthermore 33. Much of Goya’s output 35. Japanese beer brand 36. San Francisco’s ____ Valley 37. In which ‘‘Stella’’ means ‘‘star’’ 38. Seaweed used to wrap sushi 41. Descriptor of almost a million and a half Californians 44. Porridge, essentially 48. Real surname for the authors Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell 51. With a yawn, say 52. Less certain 54. Onetime material for tennis-racket strings 55. ‘‘That much is clear’’ 56. Symbol of Mexico 57. Country with roughly 6,000 islands 59. Where a pop-up leads 61. Alpha and Beta Ursae ____ (pointers to 68-Across) 64. Noodle soup 68. Guiding light
72. Gentille figure of a French folk song 74. Lord’s title 75. Originally from 76. Place to take a suit 77. Executive producer of HBO’s ‘‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’’ 80. Risk 81. ‘‘____ Lang Syne’’ 82. Pesky insect 84. Something to notice in passing? 87. It’s between micro- and pico88. Horace’s ‘‘Hymn to Mercury,’’ for one 89. New York political family 91. Fifth-century conqueror defeated in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains 93. Rap’s Lil ____ X 94. Reliable supporters 95. Glazer of ‘‘Broad City’’ 97. Online source for film facts, in brief 99. Repugnance 102. Disguised 105. Author ____ Carol Oates 109. Wine that may be made spumante or frizzante 111. Little 112. Bested 114. Gritty, in a sense 115. Ones committing a party foul .?.?. or the images depicted in this puzzle’s grid? 118. Camping-gear brand 119. Letters before an alias 120. Surprising wins 121. Jeu d’____ (witticism) 122. Little one 123. Female mallard 124. Grommet 125. Black-eyed ____ (flowers) 126. Kind of protein in tempeh
DOWN 1. They get the wheels turning 2. Like proverbial milk 3. Poet Neruda 4. Company that makes recoverable and reusable rocket boosters 5. Overdue amount 6. Content of a Kinder Egg 7. Like many Chardonnays 8. Last czarina of Russia 9. Celestial figure depicted in this puzzle’s grid, in Roman folklore 10. Unforgivable acts, say 11. iPhone button with an up arrow on it 12. Duty 13. About to enter the stage, say 14. Subject of Hokusai’s ‘‘Thirty-Six Views’’ 15. Delight (in) 16. Go on and on 17. Avant’s opposite 19. Celestial figure depicted in this puzzle’s grid, in African American folklore 22. Celestial figure depicted in this puzzle’s grid, in Babylonian folklore 30. Joe and co., e.g. 31. Sharing maternal lines 33. Excoriated 34. Akira Kurosawa film 38. Peacock streaming inits. 39. Italian time unit 40. Utter nonsense 42. Like five-star hotels vis-à-vis three-star ones 43. Gather 45. Rose of rock 46. Nickname on a ranch 47. Spanish title: Abbr. 49. Tower topper 50. Digital writing 52. Buffoon 53. Brawler’s memento 58. Is at the Forum? 60. Steamy place 61. ____ Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
62. 63. 65. 66. 67. 69.
For all to hear Unit in thermodynamics Chump Unaccounted for, briefly Fumble Went into syndication, e.g. 70. Singer Aguilera’s alter ego 71. Star performances, maybe 73. This is a test 75. ‘‘Gee, that’s swell!’’ 78. Like Vulcans, typically 79. Central Asia’s ____ Mountains 82. ‘‘Gloomy’’ guy 83. ‘‘That’s just unacceptable’’ 85. 1969-74, politically 86. Tree that lends its name to a programming language 89. Matured, in a way 90. Like the three-toed sloth, among all animals 91. New wings 92. Tweaks 94. Clear, as crystal 96. Like Parmesan, but not mozzarella 98. Bouncy jazz genre 99. Noted book-club leader 100. Male mallard 101. Certain caucus voter 103. 1938 prize for Pearl S. Buck 104. Big name in trading cards 106. W.W. I Belgian battle locale 107. Green with the 2010 hit ‘‘Forget You’’ 108. Enlighten 110. Roger’s cousin? 113. Ireland, poetically 116. Smartphone network std. 117. Home to the Nittany Lions, for short
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For Sale - Misc 20” Alum GMC Hubs. $400. Red Tag New Elliptical. $1600. 250-5546959. White toilet new innards. $25. 250-376-4163. Do you have an item for sale under $750? Did you know that you can place your item in our classifieds for one week for FREE?
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6pc patio set. $300. 6pc Bedroom set $625. 250374-8285. 9 dr. dresser. $150. Showcase Bookcase $75. Inversion table. $300. 250-299-8580. Antique china cabinet $800. Ivory Wingback chair. $75. Yamaha Piano $50. Guitar $45. 4-seater beige couch. $100. 250376-4161. Battery charger $100. 48” table saw. $150. Angle grinder $100. 250374-8285. Eagle coffee tables $100, beige rugs $100. 250374-8285. Fuel tanks - 1-300 gal and 2-100gal on stands. $300. 250-672-9712 or 250-819-9712.
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KTW requires door to door substitute carriers for all areas in the city. Vehicle is an asset Call 250-374-0462 Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 30,000 for $4,000/obo 250-3766607. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $12,000/obo 250-3766607. Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650. Simonize pressure washer & accessories used twice like new 1/2 price $75 250-571-3484
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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.
Medical Aids New Knee Walker sheep skin seat, basket, bell & light $460obo 250-3760039
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Two female rats 1yr old comes lrg 2 level cage + acc $75 obo (250) 8528494 1bdrm home in Westsyde. W/D, F/S, fenced yard. $950/mo. 250-3766614. Furnished4bdr&denIdeal Corporate/Crew nsp 2blk RIH $4400. 250-214-0909
THE WILLOWS - 55+ fully secured complex across from Northills Mall. 1bdrm second floor apt. 758sq/ft. 5appl, storage unit. $269,900. 250-3769378 or 250-554-0033.
10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops
Run until sold New Price $56.00+tax
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Pirelli P7 Cinturato Run Flat tires on 17 “ BMW M series rims. $ 700.00. 250-819-0863.
RS5 Audi winter studded snow tires and wheels over 90% tread $1388.00 Call 250 319-8784
2015 HD Electra Glide Ultra Ltd. Deep Jade, 30135kms, Project Rushmore. Added features. $23,995.00 250-828-8994. 2017 Harley Davidson Road King Milwaukee 8 engine. 35,000kms. $17,000/obo. 250-6823152.
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Scotch Pine trees smaller ponderosa in pots 2ft (50) $10 each obo 250376-6607
Animals sold as “purebred stock” must be registrable in compliance with the Canadian Pedigree Act.
EMPLOYMENT Based on 3 lines 1 Issue.. . . . . . $1638
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COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE Approximately 900 sq ft on high traffic North Kamloops road. Premises are bright and attractive with good on-street parking. Call 250-376-9152 for more information.
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Flat Deck 8ft long x 7ft wide. 40” high for overhead loads. $350. 250577-3155.
NOTICE OF SALE WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, we must sell the stored goods to recover costs of unpaid storage.
Utility Trailers All aluminum cargo trailer 7ftx14ft. $12,000/firm. Like new. 250-719-3539.
Lavallee/ Leeson Amount
Wayne Tardif (#2 Jasper Drive, Logan Lake, BC). Amount Owed $441.00
Trucks - 4WD
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The contents will be sold on or after August 16, 2021. Logan Lake Mini Storage Inc. 250-5236825.
1994 Ranger. 4.0L. Fair rubber, hitch, new brakes. $4600. 778-220-7372.
4 - BMW X5, X3 wheels like new. $590 Call 250-319-8784.
Catherine Steve (unknown). Owed $1551.50.
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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
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GarageSale DIRECTORY Garage Sales
BROCK Multi-Family Garage Sale. Saturday, August 14th. 8:30am-1:00pm. 2346 Young Avenue. Cancelled if raining.
DOWNTOWN Sat. Aug 14th 9-3pm 605 Munro Street. Back Yard Sale. Lots for everyone!
MT. DUFFERIN Sat & Sun, Aug 14/15th. 8am-1pm. 1577 Mt. Dufferin Cresc. Getting ready to move. Tools, housewares etc.
DALLAS Sat, August 14th. 8am??. 304 & 384 Melrose Place. Collectables etc.
LOWER SAHALI Sat & Sun, Aug 14/15th. 10am-6pm. 221 McGill Road. Hshld items, everything must go.
EMSLAND INSURANCE R0011878247 5405
17-1030 Ricardo Rd SUNDAY AUG 15TH • 8AM
My Crap & Scrap is all you need! Everything’s for sale including the garage!
ONE ITEM FROM THE FREE TABLE WITH EVERY PURCHASE.
NORTH SHORE Moving Sale. 1102 Surrey Ave. Saturday, Aug. 14th. 9am-2pm. Lots of Stuff.
PETER’S YARD SERVICE
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Time to trim Cedar Hedges Tree pruning or removal Yard clean-up, Landscaping
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)
Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information
is looking for substitute distributors for door-to-door deliveries. Vehicle is required. For more information please call the Circulation Department at 250-374-0462
Work Wanted HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call! Steve 250-3207774.
Classes & Courses
10-989 McGill Pl. Kamloops
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HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. August 14th and 15th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L August 22nd. Sunday. P r o f e s s i o n a l outdoorsman and Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970
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2 days a week. Looking for a driver to drive 3/4 ton van hauling newspaper from Merritt to the Okanagan and back via Hwy 1. About 9-10 hours, leaving at 3 am. Winter driving experience a must and 2 year experience. Email resume and drivers abstract to
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DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Renovations, Painting, Flooring, Drywall, Bathrooms, Electrical (Red Seal) & more 778-999-4158
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Fund Development Team • Production Heads in Wardrobe, Properties & Carpentry • Casual Part-Time Box Ofﬁce & House Staff
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NORTH SHORE Sat & Sun, Aug 14/15th. 9am-3pm. 1268 10th St. Little bit of everything. SAHALI Sat, Aug 14th. 9am-2pm. 1738 Springview Place. Professional tile tools and materials. Miscellaneous tools, Garden and yard tools. Camping gear. Boats. Solar panels. Men’s quality outerwear for fishing, camping and snow. Men’s quality, lightly used footwear sizes 11 and 12. Housewares, etc.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Do you consider yourself self-motivated with a positive attitude? Do you have a passion for sales and marketing? If you answered yes to all of the above, this might be the career for you! Kamloops This Week is looking for you to ﬁll an exciting new role in Business Development.
Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will generate qualiﬁed prospects using email, cold calling, social selling, and networking.
Garage Sale deadline is Tuesday 10 am for Wednesday Paper
Assets for this role are experience in sales, media, strong interpersonal skills, and a keen desire to win. Please forward your resume to: Ray Jolicoeur, Sales Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
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SUN PEAKS RESORT MUNICIPA R0011878236 5413
Sun Peaks Municipality is seeking a Building Inspector to join our team. Ideally, the candidate will be certified Level II however a certified Level I official with a willingness to complete Level II will also be considered. This position is currently part-time, however we are open to proposals of alternative options such as a contract position or full-time with the additional time being spent in other departments including public works, planning services or bylaw. The full position posting can be viewed on our website at www. sunpeaksmunicipality.ca. Join our Team! It is an exciting time to be a part of our team! We’re looking for people to bring creative ideas, fresh thinking and motivation to the Sun Peaks Municipal team. We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits along with meaningful work in a respectful environment. To be considered for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to Nicky Braithwaite at admin@ sunpeaksmunicipality.ca. The posting will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2021
FULL TIME PARTS DELIVERY DRIVERS WANTED Email resume to
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www.kamloopsthisweek.com In Memoriam
In Loving Memory of Sharon Keyes
In Loving Memory of Cam Taylor
August 10, 2016
Send Resume to: Roger Webber Webber Law #209 – 1211 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9 firstname.lastname@example.org tel: (250) 851-0100 fax: (250) 851-0104 School District No. 74 (Gold Trail) FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
PAYROLL ASSISTANT The Gold Trail School District seeks to fill the position. The position is a total of 7 hours/ day (35 hours/week), 12 month position, to be filled as soon as possible. Complete details of the position is available on the district website, www.sd74.bc.ca/Employment Application deadline is no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 18, 2021. Email: email@example.com
Giddens Services is expanding our Appliance Department. We require an Appliance Technician. The position is full time with competitive salary and beneﬁts. The successful team player must have strong communication skills and competent knowledge of the Major Appliance industry.
Drop off resume at 1613 Valleyview Drive or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
BRING HOME THE BACON
They say there is a reason They say that time will heal But neither time nor reason Will change the way we feel. For no-one knows the heartache That lies behind our smiles No-one knows how many times We have broken down and cried. We want to tell you something So there won’t be any doubt You’re so wonderful to think of But so hard to be without. Love you always, and miss you so much. Forever in our hearts. Love you Kid!
September 10, 1926 - May 03, 2021
It is with deep sadness, our mother passed away on May 03, 2021, at the age of 94. Mum as we lovingly called her is survived by her five children Diane (Vincent) Di Geso of Kamloops, BC, Judy Watson of Chilliwack, BC, Larry (Sharon) Stinson of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lois (John) Koop of Burlington, Ontario and Ray Stinson of Grimshaw, Alberta.
May 23, 1951 August 5, 2011
Survived by her sisters Lydia of Birch River, Manitoba, Nettie Stevens of Fort McLeod, Alberta and Ethel Kreklewetz of Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
Sunshine passes shadows fall. Love’s remembrance outlasts all. And though the years be many or few. They are ﬁlled with fond memories of you.
Always Loved Never Forgotten Forever Missed. Love Bonny
Predeceased by brothers Wes and Frank Burton, sister Connie Funk, Gordon Stinson (our father), Emil Schweitzer, our step-father and grandson Darcy Lewis, Kamloops, BC, also a niece and four nephews. Mum had a very interesting life. Born and raised in Big Woody (Swan River, Manitoba area). Raised us in the Terherne, Manitoba area on the farm. Sang to us, a great story teller (her own), worked on the farm in all areas, sewed our clothes from her own patterns, became a successful Avon representative and introduced all to moisture creams etc. in the 1950s. Took the hairdressing course and was in demand. Later moved to Kamloops, married, travelled to Europe and the USA. Very witty, made you laugh. Loved curling, reading, inventing etc. She had a political point of view. Last years enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, crocheting dishcloths, game shows, casino, 65 cent Rummy with family. Everything our mum did, she chose. Mum will be remembered for her kind and gentle ways also playing Solitaire until she passed. Many happy memories. Mum will be missed deeply. We love you Mum. Thank you to all the staff at Gemstone, Kamloops also to all the staff at Heron Grove, Vernon for their wonderful care.
Lenny and Ben
No Service by request. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
In Loving Memory
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.
GIVE The more you give, The more you get, The less you fret. The more you do unselfishly. The more you live abundantly.
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.
the more you
The more you laugh,
Good times we had together, The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared.
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.
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Mum is survived by fifteen grandchildren, twenty-one great- grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Each loss is very different, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear?
In Loving Memory of Rose Schweitzer (née Stinson)
WEBBER LAW Expanding Lawfirm requires: 1. Receptionist 2. Legal Assistant 3. Lawyer
The more of everything you share,
OLIVIA CRAIK 1939 ~ 2005
Gordie, Linda, Paul & Will
The more you’ll always have to spare. The more you love, the more you’ll find, That life is good and friends are kind. For only what we give away, Enriches us from day to day. Teresa Piercey-Gates
Douglas Aaron Cook November 1, 1954 - July 19, 2021
With great sorrow we announce the passing of Douglas Aaron Cook on July 19, 2021 after a brief illness. Doug was born November 1, 1954 and spent the first five years of his life travelling around the province with his parents and a Department of Highways crew until they settled in Nelson, BC in 1960. He grew up swimming, water skiing, fishing, camping and hiking. When Doug graduated from high school he started his long career paving with the Department of Highways where he stayed for 30 years. He then moved to Kamloops and worked another 10 years with the Paving Division of Dawson Construction. Doug was a well respected, hard working man. Doug is survived by his mother Audrey Cook, his partner Gina Biles, sons Christopher (Julie) and Jason Cook, stepson Brodie Biles (Olya), grandchildren Ava and Ethan Cook and Max Biles, his sister Janet Cook (Don) and his brother James Cook (Emily), niece Kristin Schleiermacher and nephew Adam Schleiermacher (Jenn). Doug was predeceased by his father Andrew Cook in 2016. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Royal Inland Hospital for their care and compassion. Doug was a kind and gentle soul who had a great affection for cats and dogs, if you so desire donations in Doug’s memory to the BCSPCA would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Doug’s life will be held Saturday, September 18th at 3:00 at the Hal Rogers Centre, 2025 Summit Drive, Kamloops.
WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2021
Byron Anderson In loving memory of Byron Anderson, age 68, of Little Fort, British Columbia. Born in Calgary, AB on October 6, 1952. Deceased August 2, 2021, Clearwater, BC. Died suddenly of complications of cancer. Survived by his wife of 46 years: Sheila Anderson of Little Fort, BC and their children and grandchildren and by his brother Bruce Anderson. Predeceased by his parents Melville Vair and Flora Anderson. Byron was an electrician by trade and an artist by nature. He enjoyed the creative process whether it was writing a poem, painting a picture, or composing a song. He had abundant energy for any task and a creative brilliance for carrying out his projects. There was a Celebration of Life for Byron on August 8, 2021 at his long-time home in Little Fort, BC. Memorial contributions may be made to Clearwater and District Hospice Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
Marissa Ellen Derkatch
Marissa was born in Kamloops September 3, 1992. She graduated from Westsyde Secondary and TRU to receive her Administrative Assistant Certificate and worked with Hardeep Chahal. Marissa loved being with family and friends and her beloved cat Miller. She loved living life and showed it with her courage, extreme strength, and the will to never give up. Marissa loved travelling and travelled to Mexico, Disneyland, Disney World, Vegas, Palm Springs, and Europe, seeing the Eiffel Tower, Mediterranean Sea, Paris, Pisa, Pompeii, Rome, and Tuscany. Marissa wanted to thank her friends that support her with love and friendship until the end. Justin Cartwright, Kathleen Weys and family, Dana Lee, Sam McCrae, and her angel Gary Hill. Her family would like to express their gratitude to all the Dr.’s nurses and specialists that never gave up. They showed compassion, team work, and knowledge. Dr. Paul Dickenson, Dr. Tanalyn Pickton, Dr. Joel Emery, Michael Kohen, Dr. Ben Anders from Kamloops, Dr. Luke Chen and Dr. Meneghetti from VGH. A graveside service will be held Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at Hillside Cemetery. Following a reception to be announced at the graveside service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Royal Inland Hospital Leukemia Foundation.
My name is R. Marie Kinnear and I was born on March 17th, 1952 and I passed at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Home on July 25th, 2021.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
I worked for Service Canada for 35 + years before coming down with a lengthy illness. I loved my job and tried to do my best everyday. It was a hard pill to swallow when I was told I could no longer work. I made several long time friends there who were always supportive of me and I want to thank just a few who were there for me during my stay at hospice Thank you Wendy, Caulleen and Donna. I want you all to know I really treasured your visits and especially your stories. I enjoyed telling stories throughout the years and making people laugh. It does the heart good to see people laugh and be happy. I also want to thank Larry for always being there. I am survived by my best friend and partner of 37 years Brenda who was my rock and supported me through my illness and for that I thank her. I am also survived by my pet Forrest a 13 year old Pomeranian. My mother and father Laura and Nick Konkin and my sister Annette Richardson predeceased me. There will be no service per my request although I hear there may be a celebration of life with time and date to be announced at a later date. For those who wish to do something on my behalf I ask you to make a donation to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Home. This is a great place to spend your final days. The staff are awesome, caring and very supportive and you truly feel at home with the surroundings. Well that’s all so long and take care Love Marie Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
Jo-Ann Elaine Pinette (née Capostinsky) 1959 - 2021
Jo-Ann Elaine Pinette our beloved sister, mother, aunty, great aunty, grandmother, and friend passed away unexpectedly August 5, 2021, at 62 years old. Jo-Ann was predeceased by her father Paul Capostinsky, mother Melva Capostinsky (St. John), sister Dawn Capostinsky, and sister Mona Duvall. Survived by son Jason Pinette (Jade), daughter Lindsey (Robbie), sister Debbie Truchan (Bob), sister Penny De Marsh (Morley), brother Richard Capostinsky (Yeona), brother Joe Capostinsky (Charmene), nephews Noah Huget, Paul Huget (Marlema), Micheal Duvall, Aaron Duvall, Evan Capostinsky, Alena Capostinsky,Craig Capostinsky, Casey Capostinsky, Eamon De Marsh, Sam De Marsh, great niece Amie, grandchildren Ostara and Lukas. She was born April 28, 1959 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC., Jo-Ann Elaine Capostinsky. Clearwater, BC was her family home until 1963 until the move to Kamloops where she attended school and graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary School. While raising a family she worked at the Hudson’s Bay Company in Kamloops and Fort Nelson. Her career took her to Cooper’s Foods (Save-On-Foods) in Revelstoke and Kamloops. Jo-Ann loved her mountain hikes and the challenge of reaching the peak, her home showed her love of crafts, and she always had a gift tucked away to give to her visitors. Her giving spirit will be remembered and she will be missed by family and friends. There will be a Celebration of Life for Jo-Ann on Saturday, August 14, 2021 in Kamloops from 2:00-4:00 pm. Please R.S.V.P. 778-697-3583.
Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps them near.
Edward Vincent Petkevicius
September 3, 1992 - August 4, 2021
R. Marie Kinnear
March 17,1952 - July 25, 2021
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edward Vincent Petkevicius. Ed died in his home in Kamloops on June 30th at 68 years old. Ed is survived by his two children, son Nicholas and daughter Angela (his former spouse Ila Ruckle), Sister Elizabeth (Guiseppe) Bordignon, predeceased by Vincas Petkevicius and Laina Petkevicius (nee Lahdenpera). Edward was born in South Porcupine, Ontario and grew up in the surrounding region. As he grew so did his love for fishing and rock hounding, which would both prove to be lifelong passions. Ed moved to British Columbia in 1973, where he realized the depth of his love for backcountry skiing, fishing and hunting. For work, Ed found the mining industry to be rewarding. His work took him all over BC, South America, and East Asia. Ed made many friends in his travels around the globe, both in business and pleasure. He eventually settled back in Kamloops to be close to his children. We are very grateful for the many wonderful moments together. We also value the support network of friends Ed collected over the years. We find comfort in knowing he is on his next great adventure! Hopefully the fishing is good. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held for family and close friends at a later date. Condolences may be sent to family via drakecremation.com
Breakthrough by Nel de Keijzer Santa Barbara, California
The tears of grief Have washed away The clouds of sorrow, And vision now is clarified I miss you still, But see you new In light of joy And smile at your remembrance. The love we shared Still here to give And to experience The joy that comes from that, is you!
WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2021
Katherine Pawlyshyn March 10, 1924 - August 7, 2021
On August 7, 2021, our mother, Baba, and friend went to eternal rest. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Bella, Sylvia, Morris, and Bob (Laurie), nine grandchildren, sixteen greatgrandchildren, and two great-greatgrandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband William (Bill), sonsin-law Percy, Ken, George, and grandsons Myroslaw and Anthony; five sisters, six brothers and parents, John and Katherine Mykytuk, making her the last sibling to enter eternal rest. Katherine was born in Glaslyn, Saskatchewan, and was married to William Pawlyshyn in 1940. Where they lived and farmed with in multiple communities within the province of Saskatchewan; Marlin, White Beech, and Kobzar, until 1957. At which time they moved to Kamloops, BC with their children, and William began to work for CN Rail. Katherine’s Orthodox Faith was an important aspect of her life. Katherine and William were members of a small group who were instrumental in establishing All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church here in Kamloops. As well Katherine devoted many years of service to her local branch of the Ukrainian Women’s Association, and the church. For which she was recognized with the blessing of the Metropolitan Certificate recognizing her love and devotion to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. Katherine has made significant contributions in promoting and maintaining Ukrainian cultural heritage in the community of Kamloops through the culinary and visual arts, which she is most recognized for is her steady hand in the art of Pysanka writing (Ukrainian Easter Eggs). She took the time to educate others in these skills for which her efforts were noticed by the community, when she was nominated for the YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction Award. Katherine led by example to enrich the lives of others and make an impact through her good works throughout the City of Kamloops. Katherine also had a love for bingo, and looked forward to joining her bingo friends, every Monday. Funeral Service will take place at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, 1044 - 8th Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2B 2X8. Prayer Service Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 7:00 pm, Funeral Service Friday, August 13, 2021, at 11:00 am. Both services will be streamed on the Church YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe6A7ugZyKfD8HwlLAsg N9g. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Katherine to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
A Vanished Friend
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, For life is a swift and terrible race. He knows I like him just as well As in the days when I rang his bell, And he rang mine. We were younger then, And now we are busy, tired men, Tired of playing a foolish game, Tired with trying to make a name. “Tomorrow, I will call on Jim, Just to show that I am thinking of him.” But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And the distance between us grows and grows, Around the corner, yet miles away “Here’s a telegram, sir,” “Jim died today!” And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end, Around the corner a vanished friend! by Anders Lim
Florence Isabel Woycik July 15, 1923 July 28, 2021
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Gary Crossman Gary Crossman passed away at the age of 86 on July 29, 2021 in the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton with his daughters Rose and Heather by his side. He is predeceased by his loving wife Donna of 52 years. Gary will be greatly missed by his remaining family members, many friends and brothers in the 115 union. Gary was the oldest of six children from Sackville, New Brunswick, he joined the Air Force in the early 1950s. Moved all around Alberta and BC. Gary worked in the oil fields, mining, road construction of Coquihalla highway, IUOE 115, driving taxi, ambulance attendant and blasting crew, he also loved to garden and had many rescue dogs. He is survived by his sister Madelyn, daughters Rose (Kent) and Heather (Steve); grandchildren Kyla (Matt) Stevan, April (Steve), Gary and Michael. Great-grandchildren Casey, Kenley, Zoie and Scarlett. Please donate in memory of Gary to your local dog shelter.
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RICHARD VOLKMAR SALLE - DECEMBER 4, 1939 – JULY 29, 2021 210 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1X7 4638 Town Road, Box 859, Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
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Richard Salle of Barriere BC, passed away peacefully on July 29 th 2021 www.DrakeCremation.com with his loving daughter Trinity and brother Mike by his side. He was born to Volkmar and Marjorie Salle on December 4 th 1939 in Kamloops BC. Richard was raised on the family farm on Boulder Mountain, along with his 8 siblings, learning to care for the animals, the land and operating machinery from an early age. Richard lived in Merritt BC for many years. Over the years, he was employed by the Department of Highways, Aspen Planers and Harry Sanders. He then moved to Kamloops, BC where he owned and operated Richard Salle Contracting Ltd. from 1977 until his retirement in 1993. The company had a superior reputation that is remembered to this day. When he was 45 he bought his home in Barriere, BC where he spent many happy, fulfilled years and became a dedicated farmer.
He had a passion for golf and spent many summer days at the Chinook Cove golf course. They would travel to Blythe California, in winter months, where he continued to golf daily. After suffering a stroke, which left him legally blind, he continued to golf with the assistance of his ever helpful golfing partners and friends. He will be remembered by his wife Marilyn, daughter Trinity (Troy), Grandsons Dylan and Devin, Sisters Shirley, Donna, Hellen (Fred), Barb (Frank), Putz (Bob), Brothers Mike, Ed (Donna) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Jean and brothers-in-law, Don, Bill, Tom and Dwayne. A special thank you to Overlander Extended Care home for taking amazing care of Richard and for always treating us like family, we appreciate each and every one of you! There will be a family gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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February 4, 1940 - August 5, 2021 It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Jean Barron of Kamloops, BC, on August 5, 2021, at 81 years of age. Jean is survived by her children Greg (Koraley) Barron, Joan Barron, Carol (John) Vermilyea, and Brenda (Chris) Brookbank, all of Kamloops; grandchildren Dan, Nicole, Kyle, Justin, Mark, Matt, Miles and Marley, and ten and a half very special great-grandkids. She is also survived by her brothers Jim and Phil (Barb), and her sister-in-law Cookie. Jean was predeceased by her husband George in 2016, her father, mother, brother George and sister Barb. Jean was born in New Westminster on February 4, 1940 and lived her first years at the “stump ranch” on North Bluff Rd, from there the family moved to Laidlaw, Powell River, and in 1946 they moved to Harrison Mills until escaping the big flood of ‘48 and moved back to Langley. The family moved to Pender Harbor in 1950 and stayed 3 years before returning to Langley. After high school Jean went to Blue River where she met George and they married in 1959. Greg was born and they spent their first years in Blue River before moving to Langley, having two more children, Joan, and Carol. In 1966 they moved to Kamloops, bought a house where their last child, Brenda, was born. It’s in this house Jean and George raised all the kids and lived until George’s passing in 2016. Jean worked at Kipp Mallery and Shoppers Drug Mart until retiring in the 80s. She enjoyed her trips to Queen Charlotte Island, Mexico and California. With many camping and fishing trips with the family. Her favourite place to be was the ocean. Later Jean loved taking the grandkids on trips to the Coast, Vancouver Island and Salmon Arm to visit family. She enjoyed having family get-togethers and will be remembered for her potato salad and apple pie.
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Rowna Ann Weys 1932 - 2021
Rowna Ann Weys of Kamloops passed away on August 4, 2021 at the Kamloops Hospice. It was fitting that she spent her last few weeks at the hospice because Rowna was a lifetime honorary member of the Hospice Society. Long before there was a physical building, Mom was an ardent supporter. She facilitated grief support groups, did grief counselling and volunteered for fundraising activities. It was a great comfort to her to be so lovingly cared for in her final days. Rowna was born in Kamloops on November 2, 1932 to Ina and John McMillan, one of seven children. Rowna is survived by 6 of her 9 children: Dianne Weddell (Michael), Denice Weys, Paul Weys (Kristina), Janice Weys, Carol Weys and Peter Weys, 15 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Mom is also survived by one brother and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Fred Weys, daughters Ina Joyce Weys, Gale Ann Weys, Monica Jean Weys and grandson Ryan Fredrick Weys. She lived in Kamloops all her life. She worked at the Tranquille Sanatorium and again when it was a residence for people with disabilities. Later she was a support worker for the school district. Family was immensely important to mom and she was at her happiest when she got to meet a new grandchild or great-grandchild. She even had a sign that said, “If I’d known grandchildren were so much fun, I’d have had them first”. We have fond memories of Sundays spent in Riverside Park or picnicking by the river; always staying until after dark. Many adventures were had while travelling in the camper dad built. Mom loved to gather her family together for dinners or an evening of cards and games. Mom and Dad were avid bridge players and enjoyed Monday Night Duplicate bridge games and travelling to tournaments together. As per mom’s wishes, no formal ceremony will be held. A family gathering will be held to remember Rowna, share memories and celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 or online at www.kamloopshospice.com
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June 22, 1930 ~ July 26, 2021 Stan passed away peacefully at Pine Grove Care Centre in Kamloops, BC July 26, 2021 at the age of 91. He leaves behind his loving wife of 65 years Louise, daughters Diana Wren (Bob) and Christina (Morgan), Grandchildren Regan Swallow (Kristen), Ella and Tessa Emes. Predeceased by parents Leander and Alice Oakes, 3 year old daughter Sandra and two younger brothers Bill Oakes (Audry) and Lloyd Oakes (Ruth). Stan was born in Kelowna and lived in Rutland in a two room house on a small farm for the first 12 years of his life. The family moved to Vancouver in 1942 so his dad could work at the Dominion Bridge Gun Plant. Stan attended Vancouver Tech and his first job was at Vancouver City Hall. He had many careers over the years. It was while working at Orange Crush in 1953 he met the love of his life, Louise Kingston. They married in 1956. A few of his other jobs were Woodward’s Dept. Store, BC Liquor Store, Sterling Shipyard as Marine Electrician. After moving to Kamloops in 1959 Stan worked with his Father-In-Law to set up O.K. Rental (now Jasco). With his electrical experience he was soon wiring houses in and around Kamloops. While in Kamloops, he earned his private pilots license. Stan had his first airplane ride in Kelowna at the age of 6 in an open cockpit. Jenny and he never lost his love of flying. He eventually owned shares in a small plane, based at the Ashcroft Strip. In 1968 the family moved to Cache Creek, when Stan was hired as Maintenance Electrician for the South Cariboo School District. He remained there for 26 years and never missed a days work! He was well known throughout the District for his good nature and “joke of the day”. Stan enjoyed many hobbies: Photography, guitar playing, travelling, camping and Xcountry skiing (some of these included a beer or good Scotch with friends). All of these activities could explain why it took almost 30 years to complete the building of the family home at 16 Mile. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Navy Sahota and all the staff at Pine Grove Care for the love and care Stan received. Memorial donations may be made in Stan’s memory to Pine Grove Care Centre, 313 McGowan Drive, Kamloops, British Columbia V2B 2N8. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com for the Oakes family.
David G Buckingham Dave passed away July 29th, 2021 at Royal Inland Hospital exactly one month before his birthday. He was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. His very first job was as a Pinsetter at a bowling alley where he got lots of bruises, but no broken bones. After completing school, Dave began working for Canadian National Railway as a dispatcher. He and the family lived in 10 different station houses throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan before settling in Kamloops in 1965. Dave retired at the young age of 57 from CNR. In his retirement years, Dave stayed very active. He enjoyed playing tennis, gardening, cross country skiing, golfing and curling. He listened to Big Band music from the 40’s and loved to sing. Because of this, Dave joined the Happy Choristers and even went on a couple of tours with them. He credited his long life to cooking and eating good food. He was also often heard saying “I got to keep moving!”. For a person his age, he knew how to navigate computers well. Dave “Googled” everything-recipes, spelling and medicines (he had to know what he was taking and all the side effects). When it was time to get his medical driving exam he Googled the eye chart and memorized it. Dave was born in the same year White Spot Restaurant started and without a doubt he would say “Just Google it”, if you want to know. Dave was predeceased by the two great loves of his life, Irene Buckingham in 1994 and Bea Giles in 2012. He was also predeceased by his son Greg in 2009. Dave is survived by his daughter Diane Pausche, son David Buckingham, daughter-in-law Loretta Buckingham, grandchildren Jeanette (Christian) Espanola, Christine (Kevin) Ferrigan, Kevin (June) Pausche and his great-granddaughters Kayla, Amelia, Naomi and Kimiko. We will be celebrating Dave’s life and birthday on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 at 2:00pm at Hillside Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to join. The family would like to thank the staff at Chartwell for the care and support they provided Dave. Thank you to the doctors and nurses in the emergency room, as well as Jen on 6 North for showing such compassion to him and his family in his last few days. Lastly, a big thank you to Dr. Peter Loland (and Sherri) for all of the care and kindness you gave Dave over the last several years.
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that the family of passing on August born in Platamona, parents Kleoboulos
December 7, 1962 - July 12, 2021
Louis (Elias) 7, 2021, in Greece on and Olga
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Diane Haralabous; children Peter (Heather), and Olga (Daniel); brother George, sisters-in-law Eleni, Nikoletta, Lela and nephews George, Kleo (Kamloops), Kleo (Lacky Megalo), Panos, Kleo (Germany) and his niece Eri. Louis grew up in Greece, spent 3 years in the army and later started his career in construction working alongside his brother Lambi. In 1971, he joined his brother, sister, and brother-in-law in Canada in search of new opportunities. After a brief winter in Thompson, Manitoba, Louis settled in Kamloops where he raised his family and built his construction business. Louis met Diane while she was working at Syros restaurant. They later married on July 30, 1974. Olga and Peter were born soon after. Louis worked hard over many years as a contractor in Kamloops where he eventually ran his own successful contracting business. Louis was the ultimate host and was always prepared to open his door and offer a drink to friends, family, and neighbours. He also loved fishing with Diane, cooking and eating mezze plates, playing poker with friends, and watching a Canucks or soccer game. Louis loved the cats in his life. First Mavros (1), then Miller and now leaving behind Mavros (2). He will be missed by many and will live forever in our memories. A private family prayer service will take place Monday, August 16, 2021at 7:00 pm at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints 1044 8th Street, Kamloops. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 10:00 am in the church followed by a procession to the Hillside Cemetery. This service will be open to everyone. **The family asks that all guests wear a mask in the church and practice safe distancing.** Memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation 150 - 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca
John Leonard Purnell
Louis (Elias) Haralabous It is with great sadness Haralabous announces his Kamloops, BC. Louis was March 25, 1948, to Hagiharalabous.
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
We are heartbroken to announce John’s passing on July 12, 2021. John is survived by “Mom” Carole, siblings Robin, Cathy (Darrell) and Heather, Nancy (Dale), Guy (Lory-Lyn) and Bret (Monique). He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as many lifelong friends who grieve his untimely passing. John was predeceased by his beloved Chamberlin, in 2017 and Ben Purnell, in 2019.
At a very early age, John was fascinated with the boats owned over the years at the family cottage at Sylvan Lake, AB. He would sneak into the boat in the “wee hours” so that anyone taking it out that morning would have to include him in the ride! Mooring the boat offshore only worked for a short period of time until John realized he could wade or swim out to the boat. After graduating from high school it was John’s destiny to complete his Small Engine Mechanics certification at SAIT. John then completed his Marine Mechanics Certificate at the Fairview College. After working in the Marine industry for 7 years, John established his highly successful business, Action Marine, which opened in 1994 and serviced boat owners from Alberta to Jamaica for 10 years. John’s dream to have a lake cottage also became a reality when he, along with family purchased a cabin at Pigeon Lake - Linnie’s childhood stomping grounds. Many years of amazing get-togethers with family and friends will forever be remembered boating, water-skiing, snowmobiling and John’s favourite - large bonfires! John’s love of water also lured him to scuba diving where he traveled to Mexico and several trips to Victoria, BC to spend time underwater. John, was an extremely brilliant, compassionate, affectionate and comical human being. His optimistic and encouraging outlook were beyond amazing considering what he has endured. His work ethic and life perspective gave him the means to get through the “hoops and hurdles”. As a young entrepreneur, Dad had a small sign in his office that read “When you are up to your ass in alligators it’s difficult to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp”
When John started Action Marine, Dad handed the sign off to John. The sign is a testament to both of their personalities and of their perseverance. It’s also a sign of their remarkable ability to make you burst with laughter at their incredibly witty and perceptive way of viewing life. It is without a doubt, that the world had a “one in a million” in John. John, you left this earth far too early for all of us to let you go. We are and will be heartbroken and then we’ll remember your words, passed down from Dad “hoops and hurdles”. We’ll “knock them down, one at time”. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for John in Kamloops on Sunday August 22 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the Yacht Club. Condolences may be expressed at: www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
Because I Love You So Time will not dim the face I love, The voice I heard each day, The many things you did for me, In your own special way. All my life I’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in my heart I’ll keep you, Because I love you so. -Anonymous
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Beverly Doreen Evans (White) November 1, 1926 - July 11, 2021
William Arnold MacGillivray January 03, 1946 - July 07, 2021
We are sad to announce the passing of our dear mother, Beverly Doreen Evans who passed peacefully at 94 on July 11, 2021, at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Philip earlier this year in March, her parents (John and Eva White), and sisters June (Thompson) and Helen (Ross). She is survived by her seven children Donna (Harry) Smith, Brent Evans, Greg (Hope) Johnson, Sandra (Bob) Vollo, Jeffrey (Linda) Johnson, Michelle (Kent) Evans, Tammy Franzman and numerous nieces and nephews and the many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who enriched her life.
Born January 03, 1946, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.We are very sad to announce the passing of William (Bill) Arnold MacGillivray. Bill passed in his home from a sudden cardiac event on July 07, 2021, at the young age of 75.
Beverly was born in Mt. Lehman on the family farm in 1926. She was the middle of 3 girls born to John and Eva White. Predeceased by her mother at an early age, she was raised, along with her siblings, by her father who gave her guidance and mentorship through her early years. She spent some time in Vancouver where she gained an education in bookkeeping and office administrative skills. Beverly was married to Lawrence Johnson in 1948 and gave birth to her two sons, Gregory and Jeffery. She worked hard in her early years raising her boys until she finally met Phillip Evans; the man who would take her life in the direction of adventure, excitement, fun and true love; the kind of love that makes you wonder how they do it. With over 40 years of dancing, golfing and travelling together all-over western Canada and the US in their travel trailers, fishing and camping with life-long friends Phil and Bev set an example of how great a relationship can be, “Look at Us! (Vince Gill)”
Bill met Shirley Benjamin on Texada Island in 1965, and they were soon married, and started a family. Shirley was Bill’s partner for the next 25 years. Bill and Shirley moved to Vancouver in 1966, where Bill worked at The Vancouver General Hospital. While working at the VGH, Bill took the Workers’ Industrial Education First Aid Course and attained a Class Three which allowed him to work at isolated industrial locations. He moved his family back to Texada Mines but this time as an Industrial First Aid Man and Warehouseman Trainee. As the Texada mines started to close operations, Bill moved his wife and only son at the time, Ken, up to Kamloops in 1973, and took a position at an expanding Weyerhaeuser Canada Pulpmill, as a First-Aid man and Warehouseman. Bill’s second son, Kevin, was born in Kamloops. Bill remained with Weyerhaeuser until his retirement in 2006, after 33 years.
A mother, wife, grandmother and aunt, Bev was a strong and very witty girl. She always had a smart response to any sideways comments thrown at her. She was funny and always easy to talk to. She was a great listener and could offer up advice without being critical. Her love for her many grandchildren was evident in the many pictures she had of them throughout her home (and travel trailer wherever she went). She had a natural love for animals and plants treating both like people resulting in loyal pets and wholesome plants in her house and gardens. “Bev” will be missed by her family and many friends in both Kamloops/Kelowna, and the Lower Mainland where her sisters’ children reside. The family would like to express our gratitude for the outpouring of love and support for our mother over the past years. To the many friends and family members who came to see her in her last days. She was grateful for the visits. To Dr. (Chip) Bantock for his excellent accommodating and humorous bedside manor. To Steve and Melodie Vickers for the love and care they gave to mom over the many years they spent beside Mom and Dad and to the Kamloops Hospice Society whose amazing ability to provide such personal care and affection for mom in her final days. You are truly a special entity that we will be ever grateful for. A Celebration of Life is planned for Beverly and Philip on Sunday, September 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. Any donations can be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
Bill was pre-deceased by his father Colin, and his mother Margaret (O’Leary). Bill was a very well liked member of the Kamloops community and the Weyerhaeuser family. Bill left home at a young age, not finishing his high school education but education was always his friend. With adventure and the ‘West’ calling, Bill left Nova Scotia in 1962, and jumped the rails with a buddy and they ended up in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario where he got a job as an Orderly at The Sault Hospital. The Sault was starting a program of training from within and Bill enrolled in their first Respiratory Therapy Course. The next year he was part of the graduation class. But adventure still called and Bill headed further West to join his brother at Texada Mines in Gillies Bay, B.C. Bill arrived in British Columbia in the summer of 1964, and followed his older brother Gerald to Texada Island for employment.
On Texada, in his early career, Bill coached Little League Softball and played on the men’s Texada Mines Softball Team, he taught First Aid to youth, and was an active Union member. In Kamloops, hockey occupied his time where his two sons played on the Kamloops Minor Hockey League Rep. teams. The family travelled with the team during winters and in summer it was following his sons’ Rep Soccer Teams that filled his days. Bill was an active Union Member with the Pulp & Paper Workers of Canada, an activist in local politics working on many City, Provincial, and Federal campaigns. He cared and was committed to Workers’ Rights and always had a dollar for the down and out. Bill is survived by his six siblings: Harold in Calgary (sons Shawn, Craig and Scott), Evelyn in Antigonish (son Arnold), Gerald (Rose) in Surrey (sons Brian and Bill Junior), Colleen in Antigonish (daughter DonnaMarie), Ronald in Kamloops (daughters Katherine and Jennifer), and Micheal in Barrie. Bill also has cousins and second cousins sprinkled all over Canada, but especially in the western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Bill has two sons, Ken, and Kevin (Shaunagh) and 5 grandchildren, Megan, Landon, Callah, Griffin, and Felix, and one great-grandchild, Mara. Bill was extremely proud of the accomplishments of his sons and his grandchildren. Bill was very close to his ex-wife’s family, the Benjamins, and referred to his mother-in-law (Emma) and father in-law (Art) as Mom and Dad. Bill was also very close with his ex-wife’s siblings and travelled on many family holidays and to many family reunions with the Benjamin clan, Wayne, Dianne, and Beverly Anne. Bill was very close to his siblings and frequently spoke with his brothers and sisters, or travelled to visit them. A large hockey family, including Bill’s father Colin, Bill spent the majority of his Boxing day holidays in hockey arenas around the province with family and friends watching and cheering MacGillivray’s playing on hockey teams. Bill regularly travelled to Surrey to see his brother Gerald, or Calgary to see his brother Harold, and once every 5 years Bill drove to Nova Scotia for the summer. Bill’s last trip to the Maritimes, was May 2016 in his Buick 5th Avenue. Bill was due to go again and had plans to fly this summer, after a long COVID year. Bill had number of very positive and strong personal relationship with many persons over the these people know who they are. In addition, Bill was a well respected member of the Kamloops and the Weyerhaeuser fraternity. In the past number of years, Bill was supported by weekly various members of his Weyerhaeuser brothers. Thank you to all of those good unionized supported Dad in his last few years.
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Bill loved to watch the stock market and politics. Bill was retired from Weyerhaeuser for 15 years, and he spent many days at the Kamloops Casino talking to old friends. Highlights for Bill were seeing the New Democratic Party win a majority government provincially in 2020, and watching Barack Obama lead the United States for 8 years. A very special thanks goes to Dr. Harold Stefanyk for his kind, patient, and understanding care of our father over the past 30 years. Bill was pre-deceased by many of his brothers and sisters that he worked with for 33 years at Weyerhaeuser. We know he had many good friends that he cared for at ‘the mill’. Now Bill is up high with his parents, family, and his old friends at peace. A Celebration of Life memorial service is planned for Bill at the Pulp Paper and Wood Workers Union hall at 427 Lansdowne Avenue, on Saturday, October 09, 2021 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Out of respect for the Elderly participants, we request that only vaccinated persons attend.
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VENTS, DUCTS, UPHOLSTERY & RVS
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NOTE FOR CLEAN UP
YOU WILL NEED THE HIGH HEAT RANGE AND EXCELLENT EXTRACTION ABILITIES OF A TRUCK MOUNT STEAM CLEANING SYSTEM. PROPER SANITIZERS AND ANTIBACTERIALS.
PROPER PROTOCOL AND DISTANCING. QUALIFIED, KNOWLEDGEABLE CLEANING STAFF.
NO DUST OR PARTICULATE MOVING AROUND ALL VENT, DUCT, CARPET, UPHOLSTERY CONTAMINANTS REMOVED TO VAN OUTSIDE.
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18 Straight Years!
DOWNTOWN 450 LANSDOWNE ST, LANSDOWNE VILLAGE
Thank you, Kamloops for voting Señor Froggy as your Favourite Choice for so many years!
NORTH KAMLOOPS 724 SYDNEY AVE, SYDNEY PLAZA
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FURNACE AIR DUCT CLEANING SANITIZER & DISINFECTANT
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75 Minutes Teeth Whitening and Pedicure
905 Notre Dame Drive
10AM—6PM • 7 DAYS A WEEK
BUY 2 MEDIUM PIZZAS and receive a free slice of cheesecake
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Chocolate lava, strawberry, chocolate chip or tiramasu
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FREE CHEESECAKE SLICE & POP
Health N utrition F or C ats & Dogs
Valid on dog and cat food med/large bags 10lbs or larger. listed are brands we carry coupon may not apply to all brands. Cannot be combined with any other offer. One per customer. Offer at time of purchase. Valid at Petland Kamloops only. Offer expires 08/31/21.
BUY LARGE PIZZA
OFFERS EXPIRES August 31, 2021
and receive 2 free cheese cake slices & 2 canned pop
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on select models
See dealer for details.
CHECK OUT OUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE LINEUP! 2021 IONIQ
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WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2021
2021 EQUINOX LT AWD TRUE NORTH SPORT
% FINANCING FOR UP TO
CHEVROLET.CA ALL ELIGIBLE 2021 MODELS COME WITH
2-YEAR/24,000 KM COMPLIMENTARY OIL CHANGES ∆
5 YEARS/100,000 KM POWERTRAIN WARRANTY▲
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2021 Equinox LT AWD North Sport Finance Rate: Offer available to qualified retail customers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba on select in-stock vehicles purchased and delivered from August 4, 2021 to August 31, 2021. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 0% up to 84 months 2021 Equinox LT AWD True North Sport models. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $38,532 financed at 0% nominal rate (0% APR) equals $212 bi-weekly for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $38,532. Freight ($1,900) and A/C charge ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. General Motors of Canada Company (GM Canada) may modify, extend or terminate offers for any reason, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. TD Auto Finance is a registered trademark of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact GM Canada to verify eligibility. These offers may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Conditions and limitations apply. Void where prohibited. See Dealer for full program details.
Kamloops This Week August 11, 2021