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British Columbia will make it mandatory to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend certain settings or events. As of Sept. 13, those looking to attend entertainment and sports events, go the gym, eat at a restaurant or partake in night life must have at least one dose of the vaccine. By Oct. 24, they will need both doses to continue accessing those same activities. B.C. becomes the second jurisdiction in Canada to go this route. Quebec will require proof of vaccination to visit similar nonessential businesses as of Sept. 1. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan made the announcement on Monday afternoon (Aug. 23). Henry said the proof of vaccination mandate is temporary, noting those ages 12 and over who cannot be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons will not be exempted from the program. “These are discretionary events we’re talking about, so

they won’t be able to attend those events for this time period,” she said. Henry said among those who are unvaccinated, B.C.’s case rate is about 28 per 100,000 people, while those who are fully vaccinated are showing case rates of approximately two per 100,000 people. “This is a temporary measure that is getting us through a risky period,” Henry said. “Our intent right now is to be looking at January and reassessing as we go through the fall, as we incrementally increase the number of people vaccinated, which makes a big difference.” B.C.’s current vaccination rates for eligible people ages 12 and older are 83.2 per cent with at least one dose and 74.9 per cent with at least two doses. While a full set of details has yet to be revealed by government, the order, as announced on Monday, applies to the following: • Indoor ticketed sporting events; • Indoor concerts, theatre, dance or symphony performances; • Restaurants (patio or indoor dining); • Night clubs and casinos;

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• Fitness centres, gyms, highintensity indoor events; • Indoor organized events such as conferences, weddings, workshops and meetings; • Other indoor organized events, such as seniors’ classes, choirs and other groups that meet indoors. The new system will be provided through a phone app, but details remain scarce and will be revealed in the coming weeks. Henry said there will also be a paper alternative. Henry cited the highly transmissible delta variant and increased case rates across the province, but the new measures do not make any stipulations about masks or testing.

“We’re not including COVID testing results in the vaccine card. It really is about immunization,” she said. “Even people who have had COVID-19, the immunity you have is less broad and we don’t know how long it lasts. For some people, it fades away quite quickly.” The program may be part of a trial run in Interior Health sooner than the rest of the province, due to the number of cases and risk in Interior communities. Canadian visitors from out of province will also be required to show proof of vaccination if visiting the establishments listed in the public health order. Dix said those visiting Canada

from other countries will also be required to show proof of vaccination, just as they are required to do so when entering Canada. While the BC Chamber of Commerce had earlier called for a proof of vaccination program to help keep businesses open, it said how the program works in practice must be carefully decided. “Burdening businesses and frontline employees with enforcement of public health-related initiatives is not appropriate and must be handled in an informed way and with all stakeholders in mind,” chamber president and CEO Fiona Famulak said. The program is also supported by the BC Food and Restaurant Association. Meanwhile, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association called the plan “arbitrary and illegal.” “I am quite surprised they did not have the exemption built in for people who can’t get a vaccine for medical reasons,” association lawyer Meghan McDermott said. “In the B.C. Human Rights Code and in all legislation, you can’t discriminate against people who have medical conditions or for religious reasons.” — with a file from the Vancouver Sun

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The larger a group becomes, the larger the rebate. The group rebate ranges from $200 per home for a group of 2 homes up to a maximum of $500 for a group of 20 to 30 homes.

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The group rebate is in addition to the up to $3,000 available from CleanBC and the $5,000 available from the federal Greener Homes Program. To learn more about the GPR Program and to get the City’s GPR code, visit:

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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. To view a detailed map of the pilot routes in each zone and to subscribe for updates, visit: LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Organics

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When the school year resumes after Labour Day, masks will be worn by all staff members and most students in public and private schools, along with all staff and students in colleges and universities. In addition, students living on campus will be required to be vaccinated, while proof of vaccination will also be needed for post-secondary students to attend on campus events, such as sporting events, concerts and fitness centres. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Advanced Education Minister Anne Kang. Whiteside said all kindergarten to Grade 12 staff and all students from grades 4 to 12 will be required to wear masks in all areas of schools, including classrooms, as well as on school buses. Whiteside said students from kindergarten to Grade 3 are being encouraged

to wear masks in schools and on buses. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said primary students can have difficulty wearing masks, which is why that cohort is not mandated to wear masks. In addition to the mask mandate, Whiteside said there will continue to be daily health checks, a focus on hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning protocols. She said there has also been a focus on ventilation in schools, noting 44 of the province’s 60 school districts have upgraded their HVAC systems. Whiteside said more than $160 million in provincial and federal funds have been used in air quality projects in schools, of which there are more than 1,500 in B.C. Meanwhile, the cohort system from last year — in which students were organized in groups — will not be continued this school year, with Whiteside saying the arrival of vaccines has mad e the difference. Extracurricular activities will resume, including arts, music and sports. “COVID is an ever-changing pandemic that will continue to challenge us

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Elective surgeries at Royal Inland Hospital were cancelled last week and again this week due to an influx of patients evacuated from wildfireimpacted areas elsewhere. The cancellations come on the heels of memos obtained by KTW and other media outlets detailing that the hospital is overcapacity and that some departments are severely short of nurses, who have left the job due to being overworked. The cancellation of all elective surgeries this week and last week — more than 200 procedures involving knee, hip, shoulder and back procedures — was confirmed to KTW by Dr. Scott Hughes, one of eight orthopaedic surgeons at RIH. Only urgent cancer- and traumarelated elective surgeries are proceeding. “Our patients, who have waited two years for a hip replacement, two years for a shoulder repair, three years for a back surgery, etc., are being told their surgeries are cancelled and will be rescheduled when time permits,” Hughes said. “It is completely unacceptable.” Hughes said the issue is not having enough resources — staff and operating room time. Hughes has echoed other doctors and nurses who have told KTW and other media that Royal Inland Hospital is faltering, with staff morale at low levels. “We are losing doctors, nurses and allied staff to other centres as we fight a seemingly unwinnable fight,” he said.

“This needs more attention and is today. On top of the nurses work-“This needs more attention and CHRISTOPHER FOULDS our community can no longer act our community can no longer act ing extremely short, it seems they’ve KTW EDITOR passively. Action has to be taken.editor@kamloopsthisweek.com passively. Action has to be taken. also decided to keep the ward clerks The new [patient-care] tower will The new [patient-care] tower will dangling in a position of unknown. Royal Inland not change the tide without furtherElective not change the tide without further Thesurgeries directorsathave taken the majorHospitality were cancelled resources and staff.” resources and staff.” of the clerks’ last jobsweek and given them todoctors.” an influx In other words, no amount ofand again In other words, no amount of tothis the week nursesdue and fromsaid wildfireoperating rooms will help fix theof patients evacuated The employee staff are operating rooms will help fix the areas elsewhere. problem if not staffed properly. impactedexhausted. problem if not staffed properly. The cancellations come onunit theclerks, Hughes’ concerns come just days Hughes’ concerns come just days “Nurses, doctors, obtained by KTW after KTW reported on capacityheels and of memos after KTW reported on capacity and care-aids, you name it, are dropping and other media outlets detailing staffing issues at RIH. like flies and moving away fromstaffing our issues at RIH. that the hospital overcapacity andnumbersA memo obtained by KTW notes A memo obtained by KTW notes hospital,iseven with record are severely the hospital is over-capacity as itthat some the hospital is over-capacity as it ofdepartments patients coming in.” short of nurses, whosaid haveheleft the deals with COVID and non-COVID deals with COVID and non-COVID Hughes is speaking out job due to being overworked. patients and an influx of patients patients and an influx of patients because he feels the public should The cancellation all elective from other communities. from be aware of of what it happening in a other communities. surgeriespublic this week andsolast week For example, when the City of facility they can— use that For example, when the City of more than 200 procedures involving Merritt was placed on evacuation Merritt was placed on evacuation knowledge to advocate for change. knee, hip, shoulder and backofprocealert on Aug. 15 due to the threat alert on Aug. 15 due to the threat While the influx patients from was confirmed to KTW by evacufrom two area fires, patients anddures —areas from two area fires, patients and under wildfire-related Dr. Scottation Hughes, one of orders eight orthostaff at the Nicola Valley Hospital alerts and led to thestaff at the Nicola Valley Hospital at RIH. and Health Centre were sent to paedic surgeons and Health Centre were sent to most recent elective surgery cancelOnly lations, urgent cancerRoyal Inland Hospital. Royal Inland Hospital. Hughesand saidtraumathe problem related elective surgeriesaare proIn addition, 40 residents of longwith resources, troublesome newIn addition, 40 residents of longterm care homes in Merritt wereceeding.online charting system and the term hos- care homes in Merritt were patients, who have relocated to Ponderosa Lodge next“Our pital relocated to Ponderosa Lodge next operating at orwaited over capacity is two yearssomething for a hip replacement, two the to RIH. to RIH. that existed before years forstressors a shoulder repair, three The memo also noted patients The memo also noted patients of evacuees and COVID-19 years forpatients a back surgery, needing to be admitted to hospineeding to be admitted to hospiarrived.etc., are being told their surgeries can- surgeries tal in Merritt, 100 Mile House and tal in Merritt, 100 Mile House and Hughes notedare elective bedone rescheduled when Lillooet are being sent to RIH. celled and Lillooet are being sent to RIH. arewill only during the day, from time permits,” An RIH employee, who did not An RIH employee, who did not about Hughes 8 a.m. tosaid. 3 p.m. want their name published for fear“It is completely want their name published for fear “So, youunacceptable.” know, even before this said the issue iswe notwere hav-still dealof employment repercussions, saidHughes of employment repercussions, said wildfire situation, ing enough — staff and simply colleagues are continuously working colleagues are continuously working ing resources with cancelled surgeries room time. in extremely short-staffed situa-operating in extremely short-staffed situadue to bed capacity,” he said, noting has echoed other doc-of patients tions and patient care is becomingHughes tions and patient care is becoming a significant percentage tors and in nurses who havearea, told KTW increasingly unsafe. increasingly unsafe. the Kamloops perhaps 25 and other media “The nurses and staff have plead“The nurses and staff have pleadper cent,that visitRoyal otherInland communities for Hospitalelective is faltering, with staff ed with the managers and directors ed with the managers and directors surgeries. morale at low levels. CBC story stated for help, but it seems to have fallen for help, but it seems to have fallen A weekend losing doctors,of nurses on deaf ears,” the employee told “We are about two-thirds nursing staffon indeaf ears,” the employee told and allied staffemergency to other centres as KTW. KTW. RIH’s department have we fight aleft seemingly unwinnable “I have never experienced the “I have never experienced the their jobs. See MORALE, A7 to be in such a disarray as it hospital to be in such a disarrayfight,” as it he said. hospital

is today. On top of the nurses working extremely short, it seems they’ve also decided to keep the ward clerks dangling in a position of unknown. The directors have taken the majority of the clerks’ jobs and given them to the nurses and doctors.” The employee said staff are exhausted. “Nurses, doctors, unit clerks, care-aids, you name it, are dropping like flies and moving away from our hospital, even with record numbers of patients coming in.” Hughes said he is speaking out because he feels the public should be aware of what it happening in a public facility so they can use that knowledge to advocate for change. While the influx of patients from areas under wildfire-related evacuation alerts and orders led to the most recent elective surgery cancellations, Hughes said the problem with resources, a troublesome new online charting system and the hospital operating at or over capacity is something that existed before the stressors of evacuees and COVID-19 patients arrived. Hughes noted elective surgeries are only done during the day, from about 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. “So, you know, even before this wildfire situation, we were still dealing with cancelled surgeries simply due to bed capacity,” he said, noting a significant percentage of patients in the Kamloops area, perhaps 25 per cent, visit other communities for elective surgeries. A weekend CBC story stated about two-thirds of nursing staff in RIH’s emergency department have left their jobs.

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Hughes said there is also a shortage of operating room nurses. “We’re extremely short in our operating rooms and we’re extremely short in the recovery room, where patients go after their operation,” he said. Hughes said he has worked at RIH for nine years, during which time there has always been a shortage of staff. “It’s a bit of a snowball effect,” he said. “You get short on nurses and other nurses start taking overtime work. That overtime work becomes more and more difficult because of the number of patients in our hospital, the overcapacity situation. Nurses begin to get burnt out and they may seek somewhere else to potentially work or they go down just to part-time.” Hughes said the problem can be seen in the fact there is an “exceedingly low” retention rate among training nurses from Thompson Rivers University. “I don’t know what the number is, but it’s rare that we see a student nurse become a full-time nurse in our operating room and it’s a matter of culture,” he said. “They see that the nurses are working overtime. They see that the nurses are being burnt out.” Hughes called it “this evil sort of spiral that we get ourselves into that is really, really hard to get out without paying attention to it.” The CBC, in reporting concurrently on the issue, spoke to Scott Duvall who represents the Thompson/North Okanagan region for the B.C. Nurses’ Union.

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Duvall told the CBC the problems in Kamloops go beyond a short-term emergency or routine staffing shortages, noting it is a systemic failure that is impacting the hospital’s ability to recruit and retain new employees. Hughes likened the morale among RIH staff to that which might be found on a floundering sports club. “I see it in my colleagues’ eyes. I see it in the way the nurses speak there. There’s an air of tension. It’s just like a losing baseball team. You don’t want to show up to the field every day if your team keeps losing.” Hughes noted it is not necessarily the leadership at RIH that should be targeted when calling for change. “Because they’re trying, they really, are. I have friends and colleagues that are fighting that fight, but you know, promises are one thing, but then action is totally different.” While acknowledging that surgery cancellations do impact his income, Hughes said that is not the reason for his call to action. “Even though it’s my livelihood when my operating room is cancelled, that’s not what I care about,” he said. “I care about the fact that, you know, Mrs. Smith has been waiting two years for a shoulder replacement and it’s now cancelled and she’s being told, ‘Well, we’ll reschedule you when you have time.’ That not acceptable anymore.” Kamloops This Week contacted Interior Health communications on Monday for comment on the surgery cancellations and staffing shortages and did not receive a reply by press deadline on Tuesday.

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o, I get a call on my cellphone from an Edmonton number I don’t recognize. I answer. There is an automated message from someone with a heavy South Asian accent telling me to stay on the line as my social insurance number has been linked to dubious transactions and I may be in trouble. Failure to stay on the line and speak to an agent with Service Canada may lead to me being “under the rest” by the RCMP, I am told. I press “1” to speak to an agent and a guy answers. With a similar thick South Asian accent, he introduces himself as Service Canada Officer Martin Roy and asks me for my name. I tell him I am Frank Booth (from Blue Velvet, the undisputed best movie of the 1980s). He then asks for my postal code. I give him an old Abbotsford one I remember. He asks for the last three digits in my social insurance number. I tell him 0-0-K. He asks me to hold, then comes back a nanosecond later and says he has my file and has confirmed I am indeed Frank Booth. He then gives me his Service Canada badge number (TLC411) and my file number (8860928CB) and proceeds to inform me that my social insurance number and credit cards have been used in

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MUSINGS Montreal and other places for illegal activities, including drug dealing, money laundering, tax evasion and illegal importation of something or other. He asks me if I am aware. I say I am not aware. He then says the call is being monitored and recorded and warns that I should make sure I am being honest. He gets a bit tougher and orders me to not interrupt or hang up or the RCMP will come and place me “under the rest” within 45 minutes. I say, “Of course not, Officer Roy.” I don’t want to be placed “under the rest” anyway as I am naturally quite busy. He then goes into detail about my social insurance number and credit cards being used by some bad people and he wants to help me before the cops charge me. He asks me for my personal

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banking information. “Where do you have the bank and what is the account number and how much money do you have in the bank?” he asks in a very quick clip. I then tell him I do not use banks, that I don’t trust them, that banks are the ones that created the COVID. He pauses and asks again. So, I tell him again. He pauses again, then asks me how I make my money if I don’t use a bank. I tell him I trade stocks from home all day and only use cash and I have a lot of cash — a whole lot, I tell him. Where, he asks, do I keep this cash? I tell him I keep all my cash in boxes in my garage. He then asks how much money I have in those boxes. I say, “A lot. A lot of cash because I don’t trust the banks

because they started the COVID.” He asks again; “How much cash is a lot?” I say, “One hundred dollars.” He pauses, then asks, “One hundred? You mean one hundred thousand, yes?” I say, “No, $100. But it might be $99 now because I just bought a coffee at the store.” Officer Roy seems confused, so he starts his bad cop routine, reminding me that my social insurance number and credit cards have been used for nefarious reasons and that he wants to help me before I get in trouble. He asks me to give him the phone number of my local police department so he can call them and tell them not to put me “under the rest.” He says he can then help me once the police know I was not using my social insurance number and credit cards and that I was probably scammed by someone. I remind him that I don’t use a bank, nor do I have credit cards. “Why don’t you have credit cards?” he asks. I tell him: “Because the credit card companies are in cahoots with the banks on that COVID thing.” I can tell he is now getting really frustrated. So he asks me again to check the Google for my local police phone number. I quickly use my computer to search for RCMP in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and read him that number.

He pauses, then says that is not the correct local police department number for where I live, based on the postal code I gave him when he first spoke to me — the Abbotsford postal code. He asks me to check again. I give him the same number. We do this a few more times and his frustration is mounting. Then I suggest we confirm he has my correct postal code. He says that is a good idea. I quickly use my computer to find the postal code for Iqaluit and read it to him. It is X0A 0H0. The first one I gave him at the beginning of the call was V2S 1T9 (Abbotsford). When I read out the Iqaluit postal code, he must have seen the RCMP number and suddenly realized I was messing with him because, right after I said, “X0A 0H0,” he paused for a second, then bellowed, in an angry tone, “Motherf-----!” And I laughed long and loud right in his ear and he yelled something else and hung up. I wanted to have him stay on the line for a long time, but I only got to 16 minutes before he bailed. I am hoping those 16 minutes helped save someone, somewhere, from being ripped off. Next time, I am going to aim to beat my record and, when they ask for my personal information, I will spell out my address: G-E-T-L-OS-T S-C-AM-M-E-R. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com Twitter: @ChrisJFouldsw

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PREMIER TOOK VACATION AT A BAD TIME Editor: If President Emmanuel Macron can show up within 24 hours of the fire situation in France being declared critical, then where was Premier John Horgan? Did I miss something? I don’t know how, as I have been following all the notable fires since June. A BC Wildfire Service incident commander was quoted in the media as saying, “This is not a wildfire. This is a catastrophe.” If so, where was Horgan? A leader needs to be more than an administrator. Where’s the empathy? Where’s the concern? Where’s the compassion? Where was Horgan? Oh, right. The province is burning, so it was the perfect time for a holiday. I don’t know where he was, but I do know who he is — the Ted Cruz of the north. Janet Michael Alpine Valley

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‘GOBSMACKED’ BY BIGOTED PRIEST Editor: I could hardly believe it when I read the KTW article of Aug. 18 (‘Tk’emlúps condemns what it calls Catholic priest’s hate speech’) that detailed the comments of Rev. Marcin Mironiuk, a Catholic priest in Edmonton who labelled as “lies” the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school sites in Canada. I was gobsmacked and I had to read it twice to clearly understand that such

a bigoted, apparently uninformed cleric had been allowed to preach such horrifying drivel. Even more concerning is the fact the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton initially sheltered Mironiuk and would have allowed him to continue preaching publicly. I wonder if Pope Francis will apologize for Mironiuk and his Archdiocese? I really wonder what the world is com-

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Editor: My profound sympathies to those who live, work or travel along that pathetic excuse for a main thoroughfare called Ord Road. Forty years ago, it was a wonderful country road, but it is now a dangerous embarrassment. Not only is it a recipe for disaster, but the constant pounding, clanging, rattling and occasional blasting occurring at the Ord Road quarry must be beyond annoying to nearby residents.

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The ever-increasing traffic along that narrow, winding road is mind boggling. There are countless trucks per day accessing Cinnamon Ridge, Kamloops Airport and various business and residential areas. Then there’s the CN railway. Some trains take 10 to 15 minutes to pass through three crossings, causing traffic delays, with many cars and trucks having to pull over onto the shoulder. I don’t wish to compare this North Shore road to a

comparable South Shore road, but perhaps members of Kamloops council and others with an interest in safety in the city should drive along Ord Road, particularly when the trains are running, the trucks are moving and the quarry work is emanating constant noise. I guarantee that you would not want to live in that area under those conditions.

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HOW DID MP, CANDIDATE VOTE ON CLIMATE CHANGE? Editor: We were hit with a heat wave with record-breaking temperatures in late June and now we are watching entire communities incinerated. I live in Juniper. I am a disabled senior. Shortly before the evacuation due to the July 1 wildfire and unaware of the blaze headed toward my house, my son went down to the neighbourhood store.

The RCMP wouldn’t let him return home and I was stranded. While I waited for him, I watched as other terrified Juniper residents sat for hours in front of my house waiting to go down the hill. Eventually, my son returned and we left. We were the last car to go down Highland Road. There were a lot of angry letters written to city council that were shared on Facebook. I

absolutely agree that we need to have a second road down the hill before the next disaster. I also think it is imperative and long past due that all politicians take this climate crisis seriously. It’s never been so clear the climate emergency is here. Canada is literally on fire and it’s up to our politicians to act now or lock us into a future where this crisis gets worse and worse. On March 23, Conservative

party members voted down a resolution to officially recognize climate change. I would like to know how outgoing MP Cathy McLeod voted on that resolution? Did she vote against taking action against the climate crisis? I have asked McLeod how she voted and she has refused to answer. Is it safe to assume she voted along with all the Conservative

MPs — or, as KTW global affairs columnist Gwynne Dyer called them in a recent column, “the most stubborn donkeys” who think it is just another Liberal hoax? I feel it is my right as a constituent to know how McLeod voted. I also want to know what the new Conservative candidate, Frank Caputo, thinks. Linda Davidson Kamloops

WHEN YOU VOTE, ASK YOURSELF IF THIS ELECTION WAS NEEDED Editor: Someone in Ottawa has decided Canada needs to have a federal election. Maybe he believes he is speaking for all Canadians. I used to live in southwest Ontario half-a-lifetime ago. Back then, we had TV and radio, but the Internet was in its infancy. Still, I can remember watching events that happened in B.C. and felt that was a way of helping to keep the country together. It’s kind of nice to see Canadians have

an interest in each other and care for folks in other provinces. The federal election call during one of the worst wildfire seasons in B.C.’s history blows my mind. There are people who have lost their homes. There are people who have been evacuated, not knowing if they will have any home left when they get to return. There are those who wonder when their turn will come — first the evacuation alert and then the evacuation order. In the meantime, a lot of people in SPONSORED CONTENT

the Interior of B.C. choked on smoke on many days this summer. Our vehicles were covered with fly ash and a number of people found it tough even to get insurance coverage. At this point in time, some of us might be wondering where the polling stations will be. But someone who speaks for all Canadians figures this is the best time to call a federal election. I believe that fellow has made a virtual rail trip and is standing at the rear of the

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I love looking at real estate listings. I am not in the market to buy or sell, yet when I see a new sign go up, I pop online and read about the house and check out the photos. Regardless if the home is a beautifully renovated $1.5 million abode in a fabulous location or a tiny one-bedroom fixer-upper I always take a look. I know some people who love flipping homes. They buy at a good time, renovate, then sell it for a nice profit. I would never have the energy for that, but some people can really see the potential in a fixer upper. If you like repairing, redesigning or completely overhauling a place, the end result can be so rewarding. While I understand people buying homes that need a lot of TLC, I don’t understand how some do it with people — in particular prisoners. I am at a loss at how it’s possible that the most notorious murderers serving life sentences manage to get married while they are in prison. I might understand if they fall in love with another prisoner, but I am talking about people on the outside — and some of

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them are even living relatively normal lives until they come across these manipulators. I am going to focus on the male prisoners marrying females on the outside. I have met and spoken to women who admit they like the bad boy look, as long as it doesn’t come with the bad boy personality. I would prefer someone with gentle, loving, affectionate eyes, as opposed to a beady pair of ice cold, hollow pupils staring back at me. What would posses a woman to start writing love letters to Paul Bernardo? He is a disgust-

ing, manipulative murderer. As someone who listens to true crime podcasts every day, I admittedly have a fascination with the genre, as do many others, but I acknowledge that horrible people like David Shearing should not only be left in jail forever, but should not be allowed to apply for parole every few years, bringing repeated trauma to the poor family of the victims. Many notorious serial killers get a wild amount of attention from women and, while some obviously have issues and are not mentally stable, some actually have normal lives— and even families. Some women meet these killers while defending them and may want to save or change them. Perhaps they consider these inmates their own fixer-uppers. Elaine Burton was 17 when she decided she wanted to marry Charles Manson. He was 80 and she was 26 when they almost died the knot. Ted Bundy’s wife, Carol Anne Boone, became pregnant in jail while visiting him. Richard Ramirez, the so-called Night Stalker, was

train, saluting Salmon Arm and the rest of the Interior of our province. All Canadians are welcome to have a taste of this wildfire season or to at least read a newspaper, watch a TV newscast, listen to the radio or go online to see what things are really like. If you have empathy for your fellow Canadians in B.C., remember this election call when you mark your “X” on the ballot. John Noakes Kamloops

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sentenced to death in 1989. Seven years later, he married freelance magazine editor Doreen Lioy. Lyle Menendez, who, along with brother Erik, was convicted in 1994 for killing their parents, has been married twice in jail. He married former model Anna Erickson, who divorced Lyle when she found out he was writing to another woman. (So, she was OK with him killing his parents, but she drew the line when he began writing to another lady.) Lyle then married Rebecca Sneed, who was also a magazine editor before becoming an attorney. Erik, meanwhile, married Tammy Saccoman. While on death row, Oscar Ray “The Butcher” Bolin married his public defender, Rosalie Martinez ,who, by the way, was married to a prominent Tampa attorney and mother to four daughters. When it comes to fixer-uppers, leave it to the realtors. If you are happy, single and want to meet law-abiding citizens, contact me by email at at holmes@wheretheheartis.ca.

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Much of the region around Kamloops remains a scattered array of evacuation alerts and orders, but the notices for areas closest to the city have fallen first — and some orders have been downgraded to alerts. Unseasonably cool temperatures in late August have kept nearby fires quiet and allowed crews to make some progress. On Monday night, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District gave the all-clear to a number of residents threatened by the Tremont Creek wildfire southwest of Kamloops. The area given the all-

clear includes Tobiano and properties north of Highway 1, along with an area south of Logan Lake. Deputy minister of forests Rick Manwaring said the fall-like weather has helped with fires burning in shorter windows each day and increased humidity, and as a result, the wildfire service will begin downsizing its forces. He also said there is no significant heat in the forecast for the next seven to 10 days, meaning crews will have plenty of time to work. “We’re making some excellent progress on a lot of our large fires and complexes. We’ll continue to see some of the downsizing of some of the key assets we have — helicopters, air tankers and structure protection

— and that’s just an indication that things are progressing well,” he said on Tuesday. BC Wildfire information officers said the Tremont Creek wildfire, which began on July 12, received 10 millimetres of rain on its northern portions on Monday and Logan Lake received two millimetres of rain the same day. The fire came right to Logan Lake’s doorstep, but no structures were lost in the community of 2,000 people. Crews are now mopping up and patrolling areas along the Logan Lake fire guard. Guards are also being established from Fehr Lake to Jimmie Creek and from Duffy Lake to Dairy Lake. Structure protection work is being done on all areas north

of Tunkwa Lake, while areas to the south are no longer as threatened. Savona, Walhachin and other areas farther west remain on evacuation alert. Evacuation orders surround the fire line, which remains approximately 13 kilometres west of Kamloops. At the White Rock Lake wildfire, crews on Monday were in the mop-up stage of the fire’s north and west flanks closest to Kamloops. Evacuation alerts remain in place on all sides of Monte Lake and Westwold. An evacuation order encompasses an area to the south of Westwold. The White Rock Lake fire was ignited on July 13.

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Corally Delwo: People’s Party of Canada KTW will run two candidate profiles in each print edition leading to the Sept. 20 election. Some may be edited for space. The full Q&A transcripts can be read online at kamloopsthisweek.com. Name: Corally Delwo Party: People’s Party Of Canada Phone: 250-318-0355 Email: corallydelwo@ protonmail.com Social media: Corally Delwo PPC Candidate for Kamloops Thompson Cariboo (Facebook) corallydelwo.com (website) peoplespartyofcanada.ca (party website) Occupation: Self-employed entrepreneur Family: Married, with a blended family of four kids and two grandchildren Q: In a nutshell, why should voters cast a ballot for you and your party, as opposed to your opponents and their parties? A: The PPC party is focused on preserving the rights and freedoms of the people. We are working to stop mandatory vaccines, vaccine passports, preserving freedom of speech and are ready to tackle all the issues Canada is facing. I want to be the strong voice for our riding as B.C. seems to be forgotten in Ottawa. Q: This summer has seen alltime record high temperatures in Kamloops and elsewhere in B.C., with an unprecedented wildfire season still raging. Do you agree this is due to human-caused climate change? If not, how do you explain the increase in global temperatures and proliferation of extreme weather events across the globe? In either case, what should be done to mitigate the effects of wildfires? A: Climate change is a very complex issue and one that we

CORALLY DELWO cannot ignore. Investing in innovative technology to preserve the environment in Canada is very important. We need collaboration from all levels of government to achieve this. The wildfire situation here was horrific and not handled well. I have spoken to many locals in the Monte Lake/ Westwold area and they feel these fires were not handled properly, nor were they responded to quickly enough. I will push for a public inquiry, not to place blame, but to hold the province accountable and responsible to work to change the ways we are handling these situations. Primary focus should be structural protection and swift response to fires near communities. Again, all levels of government need to be involved to be sure there is adequate funding, enough properly trained manpower and the ability to economically bring in contractors to fill in the gaps. What happened here could have been avoided had locals been allowed to attack the White Rock Lake fire immediately, not 48 hours later, when it was out of control. Q: What is the most important first step government should do in tackling the climate change crisis? A: We need to make sure policy

debate is grounded on science. We need to withdraw from the Paris Accord and abandon unrealistic greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. We need to stop sending billions of dollars to developing countries to help them reduce their emissions. We need to abolish the Liberal government’s carbon tax and leave it to provincial governments to adopt programs to reduce emissions if they want to. We need to abolish subsidies for green technology and let private players develop profitable and efficient alternatives. We need to invest in adaptation strategies if problems arise as a result of any natural climate change. We need to prioritize implementing practical solutions to make Canada’s air, water and soil cleaner, including bringing clean drinking water to remote First Nations communities. Q: What would you propose be done to end the pandemic and prevent the next one? A: Viruses cannot be completely eradicated by a vaccine. We still see polio, hepatitis, HIV, influenza and many more. I believe we need to examine all the sides of this pandemic. The fact that certain treatments were banned was really unsettling. When we stop brilliant minds from sharing possibilities of solutions, we are doing a huge disservice to humanity. We need to keep up with focused protection and explore all options without counting on something experimental to save us. We should not be allowing the government to push treatments it has personal investments in while ignoring other possible solutions altogether. The solution is complex and one that will need more time to figure out. Q: Do you support mandatory

COVID-19 vaccination of healthcare workers and students and staff in post-secondary institutions? If not, why not? A: No, I do not support mandatory vaccines of any kind. Vaccination is a health-care matter, one that should remain protected under doctor/patient confidentiality. Our health-care policies have always operated under my body, my choice. We cannot start picking and choosing what health-care procedures fall under that category. Mandating things like this will lead us down a very slippery slope, allowing the government to decide what is best for our bodies. Q: Reconciliation with First Nations remains a major issue. What should government’s first step be in addressing the concerns of the Indigenous population? A: We must move forward with our fellow Indigenous brothers and sisters with a relationship based on respect. We cannot rewrite the past. We can only go forward, taking into account the needs of the Indigenous population and the interests of the Canadian population as a whole. We need to assess and discuss a new and better Indian Act that will allow the Indigenous communities to have a new legal framework that guarantees equal rights and responsibilities to Indigenous people as Canadians and promotes the selfreliance of communities. Q: What is the No. 1 issue being raised with you when speaking to voters in the KamloopsThompson-Cariboo riding? A: I have been asked mostly about the votes being split and the Liberals winning a majority government. I also get asked about more affordable housing and the drug

and crime issues in Kamloops. Q: What is the most important step that needs to be taken to begin reduction of the deficit caused by pandemic-related spending?” A: Here is how the PPC will handle the deficit: Get rid of the deficit in two years through spending cuts and fiscal prudence. Spending cuts will include: corporate welfare ($5B-$10B), foreign development aid ($5B), CBC ($1B), equalization payments and funding for programs that are provincial or municipal responsibilities. Eliminating all corporate subsidies and other inefficient government interventions (bailouts of failing companies, regional development grants, conditional loans and loan guarantees with an implicit subsidy, tax credits, etc.) that unfairly support some companies or business sectors, will generate savings of between $5 billion and $10 billion a year. Gradually reduce over the course of one mandate the corporate income tax rate from its current 15 per cent down to 10 per cent. When completed, this measure will make about $9.5 billion available to businesses, allowing them to increase salaries or invest in productivity improvements. Cut personal income taxes after the deficit has been eliminated, over the course of several budgets, as the fiscal room is found to allow it. The objective will be to lower taxes for all Canadians by raising the basic personal exemption to $15,000 (from $12,069 in 2019) and reducing the number of tax brackets from five to two, with incomes from $15,001 to $100,000 taxed at 15 per cent and incomes over $100,000 taxed at 25 per cent Gradually abolishing the personal capital gains tax will put about $7 billion per year back into the pockets of Canadians.

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Bob O’Brien: Independent candidate KTW will run two candidate profiles in each print edition leading to the Sept. 20 election. Some may be edited for space. The full Q&A transcripts can be read online at kamloopsthisweek.com. Name: Bob O’Brien Party: Independent Office: 4120 Devick Rd. Email: cbobrien@live.ca Website: bobobrien.ca Occupation: Businessman Family: Beautiful wife Cindy and daughters, super kids Breanna and Shellie Q: In a nutshell, why should voters cast a ballot for you, as opposed to your opponents and their parties? A: My experience as a successful businessman and my education as a project manager professional will differentiate me from the other candidates. My problem-solving skills and my ability to see opportunities are far different than candidates with a specialized background. I am an experienced negotiator from both the union and company sides of the table. My critical decision-making training and real-life experiences will certainly bring a new vision

BOB O’BRIEN to this election. If the people of this riding really want to see change and action, then that is what I bring to the table. Q: This summer has seen alltime record high temperatures in Kamloops and elsewhere in B.C., with an unprecedented wildfire season still raging. Do you agree this is due to human-caused climate change? If not, how do you explain the increase in global temperatures and proliferation of extreme weather events across the globe? In either case, what should be done to mitigate the effects of wildfires?

A: Climate change is very real. These fires were 100 per cent predictable as are the mudslides, salmon river blockages and floods that will result from the fires. The Canadian military should be trained in responding to climate change-related disasters that will affect us, such as fire fighting, flood control and mudslides blocking salmon rivers. The cost to fight the 2018 wildfires was $615 million. The military has 26,000 ablebodied people. If we are going to fight a war on climate change, we should bring an army. And we pay them already. Q: What is the most important first step government should take in tackling the climate change crisis? A: In the fires of 2018, there were 242 million tonnes of CO2 emitted. That is one-third of the normal CO2 emissions that are produced annually in Canada. The first step would be to control the wildfires. Q: What would you propose be done to end the pandemic and prevent the next one? A: As a project manager, I am sure there will be a lessons

learned when this is over and the experts will be able to tell us. Q: Do you support mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of healthcare workers and students and staff in post-secondary institutions? If not, why not? A: I have received the required vaccinations. I still do not believe we have a full understanding of what we are dealing with. People have strong opinions as to whether the vaccinations are safe and we should listen to their concerns. There have been such confusing government press announcements. I hope this is one of the lessons learned — that there should be only one official source of press releases. Q: Reconciliation with First Nations remains a major issue. What should government’s first step be in addressing the concerns of the Indigenous population? A: The first step in any relationship is to establish trust and respect. Then to fully understand the concerns and the reason the concerns are there in the first place. Q: What is the No. 1 issue being raised with you when

speaking to voters in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding? A: This is a large riding and different areas have different issues, so there is certainly more than one No. 1 issue. Sun Peaks is especially concerned about a labour shortage caused by the pandemic. Barriere needs affordable housing and better water. Businesses in the riding are just worried about staying open due to problems caused by the pandemic. Social services are worried about the opioid crisis, caused partially by the pandemic. Logging, the mills, tourism and hospitality are concerned about the devastation from the fires. Our world, our country and our riding are in trouble and it is going to be a tough couple of years coming up. Q: What is the most important step that needs to be taken to begin reduction of the deficit caused by pandemic-related spending?” A: The short answer is attitude is the first step. The realization that there is a limit to how many tax dollars are available.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau recently pledged $500 million ahead of the next fire season to train 1,000 new communitybased firefighters and fund new equipment — such as water bombers and helicopters — to fight climate change-related events. Conservative Frank Caputo said his party’s plan is to invest in technology that can better predict and detect wildfires and pledge to address climate change that directly relates to wildfires. He anticipates party leader Erin O’Toole will have more to announce in the coming days. Caputo pointed out the Liberals were in power during particularly bad wildfire seasons in 2017 and 2018, arguing their pledge “rings hollow, given they called an election while the province was literally on fire and in a state of emergency.” He also noted Trudeau did not visit areas of B.C. affected by the wildfires. O’Toole has also yet to make a stop. New Democrat Bill Sundhu feels an inquiry will be needed once the wildfire season is over regarding how climate

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change and wildfires will be managed. He said resources should then be decided upon based on that inquiry. “I think that anybody who makes up policy in the middle of the wildfire [season] is guessing,” Sundhu said, adding that Trudeau’s promises should be taken with some skepticism. “They’ve known about the wildfires and climate change. We had terrible wildfires in British Columbia in 2017, 2018 and now it’s election time and Mr. Trudeau makes all kinds of promises,” he said. Green Iain Currie said his party doesn’t yet have a platform out with costing, but noted the Greens have always been clear

that there needs to be proactive work managing fire fuels and taking steps on climate change. Corally Delwo of the People’s Party said she hasn’t yet heard of any specific commitments from her party, but added that, as MP, she would call for a public inquiry to determine how to improve firefighting services given the number of homes and property lost to wildfires this year. According to the BC Wildfire Service, 858,000 hectares of land has been burned by wildfires this year, with only 2018 (1.35-million hectares) and 2017 (1.21-million hectares) resulting in more land scorched by wildfires.

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While the late August weather has cooled the fire risk in the Kamloops area and helped immensely with evacuation alerts and orders being rescinded, the debate over government resources remains as hot as ever. Amid another devastating wildfire season, KamloopsThompson-Cariboo candidates in the Sept. 20 federal election are weighing in on how the federal government has responded with military support. Earlier this month, when the fire were threatening Logan Lake and other communities, Conservative candidate Frank Caputo called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deploy the Canadian Armed Forces to help fight the fires in B.C., echoing statements from party leader Erin O’Toole, who issued an open letter to the effect last week.

“People are telling me that they need assistance and they need it now,” Caputo said in a release. In mid-July, the federal government announced up to 350 Canadian Forces personnel were being deployed to B.C. to help. Caputo said the military is but one of many resources that could be increased to help fight the fires, noting police and firefighters are already helping and communities are still in jeopardy. “We’re one lightning strike away from catastrophe, so we should be proactive in one sense and giving those other 350 people a break in another.” Liberal candidate Jesse McCormick said the decision is best left to the province and military, which would have determined sending the 350 military personnel to B.C. According to the federal government’s website, Operation

LENTUS is used to determine military response to natural disasters. In the event provincial authorities are overwhelmed by a wildfire season, they can submit a request for assistance outlining how much help they need from the military. From that, the military determines how many people to send, and what kinds of assets to send with them. McCormick said it’s his understanding the 350 personnel was determined to be the appropriate amount of people to deploy based on the scale of the natural disaster and the request from the province, arguing the issue that should not be politicized. “We all stand behind the Canadian Armed Forces, the BC Wildfire Service and their response and tremendous work they’re doing to help keep British Columbians safe,” McCormick said. Meanwhile both local NDP

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and Green candidates say the military complement in the province is a question best left to the experts and not politicians. NDP candidate Bill Sundhu said while the question is best left to those overseeing the wildfire situation, the public perception is that more help from added military personnel could be useful. Green candidate Ian Currie said whatever money is being spent on the upcoming election could be put to better use assisting the wildfire emergency in B.C., but noted the amount of military support needed to help fight wildfires is one for the military and the province to determine. Independent candidate Bob O’Brien said he is not sure how many military personnel should be helping in the firefighting effort, but added they should have been here before the blazes started. “We did not have enough

military here,” O’Brien said. He told KTW that from the moment record high temperatures were set in late June and thunderstorms were approaching, a disaster should have been anticipated and military deployed. “I would have been in the premier’s office demanding action and then into the prime minister’s office demanding action — and, if that didn’t provide a proper response, I would have picked up a shovel and asked for volunteers to help put the fires out,” O’Brien said. People’s Party candidate Corally Delwo said she commends the federal government for sending in the troops it did. “We need whatever help we could get,” she said, noting that while the province could probably use more military support, it’s a question of availability, which would need to be examined.

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The City of Kamloops hopes to have two emergency access routes in Juniper Ridge ready by next fire season — roads that will remain locked despite the improvements and actions taken during the Canada Day wildfire. The lightning-caused blaze between Juniper Ridge and Valleyview sparked criticism over the neighbourhood evacuation process, with traffic congestion down the lone paved road (Highland Road) out of the area, while gates across dirt access roads in west Juniper were left locked before those locks were cut open by fleeing residents. The 700-metre, temporary access road between Coldwater Drive and High Canada Place in Rose Hill that was breached has since been given a $50,000

facelift — surface grading, vegetation removal, concrete barrier placement, signage installed and paving of the route with compacted asphalt millings to act as a proper emergency access. Following approval from council last week, the municipality is moving ahead with constructing a 700-metre emergency access road on the east side of Juniper Ridge, off Kicking Horse Drive, at a cost of $400,000 with either gravel or asphalt millings. City of Kamloops chief administrative officer David Trawin said the two routes remain gated and locked. “There’s lots of reasons why we don’t want them unlocked,” Trawin told KTW, noting trespassing concerns from property owners, issues with garbage, bush parties and campfires along similar routes

and ensuring the roads are clear during an emergency. In the event of a fire, it would also be prudent to keep the gates locked in case the flames are travelling toward either road, making them unsafe to access, Trawin noted, adding utility crews and the fire department have keys to the gates and firefighters also have bolt cutters if need be. Trawin said that $400,000 estimate for the Kicking Horse Drive access road is more expensive than the Coldwater Drive route because more work is involved. “This one here is a lot less to standard. It needs a lot more work. There’s a hairpin [turn] going through the ravine, so that takes some work making sure vehicles can get around that,” he said. The road will span from the east end of Kicking Horse

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Am I Empowering or Enabling My Adult Child? Parenting can be the most rewarding and challenging job. According to a 2018 survey on finder.com, a staggering 68% of Canadian parents are helping their adult children with finances. Personally, we have had assistance early in our lifetimes from our parents. Many of our clients are confronted with situations whereby they are debating when or how to help their son or daughter financially.

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Assistance can be for aspirational endeavours such as post-secondary education, home purchases, or helping invest in a business. Alternatively, help is often needed when times are tough or cash flow is lacking. These can include subsidizing rent, unexpected expenses, or major events such as job loss, marital break down, or credit issues including bankruptcy.

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Have a discussion. Sit down with them and help review their current financials and cash flow. We understand people tend to be private about finances or there could be underlying sensitive issues. However, we believe candor is required to make an effective plan and improve your son or daughter's situation. Sometimes it is helpful to engage an independent third party like a banker or accountant. Are funds a gift, loan, or investment? This should be clear up front. Gifts typically come with no strings attached. Loans should be in writing and have clear expectations with respect to interest rate and repayment schedules. You can be creative - no payments for the first six months. If it is an investment, how are funds to be recovered: sale of home, after a set number of years, or upon a predetermined increase in value?

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Set boundaries. If you are reaching into your wallet frequently, some suggestions include: reducing monthly support incrementally, offering assistance for 90 days, limiting help to one request every 12 months. Generally, you want to provide a hand up not a hand out.

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Where is the money coming from? Drawing from savings, investments or taking a loan. There are pros and cons to each. For example, dipping into your RSP has tax implications. Cosigning a loan means parents

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are liable and do not have control. Alternatively, parents could lend against their line of credit and have the kids cover the payments often at a better rate too. 5.

What is the impact on other family members? We advocate some level of transparency here. Family members often find out and we feel it is better to lead the discussion. Parents typically strive for fairness which may not mean equal. Offsetting gifts or adjusting inheritance amounts for prior financial support can be ways to help balance or maintain harmony. Again, ensure you document and update.

A final note around helping kids with credit troubles: We strongly urge parents to be part of the process with creditors or insolvency agencies before providing assistance to ensure debts will be properly cleared out. This will help ensure creditors are satisfied and avoid further repercussions. It can be rewarding yet stressful to find a balance when helping kids with finances. One of the key questions to ask is "Am I empowering or enabling my child?" Don't forget the impact on your own financial well-being and engage help along the way.

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For the first time in years, a new building will rise on the property that houses the 40-year-old Aberdeen Mall. A development permit has been issued to Aberdeen Kamloops Mall Ltd., allowing for the construction of a Canadian Brewhouse restaurant on the property. The two-storey, 667square-metre (7,179-square-

foot) building will be built on existing parking space just to the west of the mall’s main Hillside Drive entrance. It will be close to Hillside Drive, facing Best Buy and the Cineplex Theatre. Since the property falls within the municipality’s commercial development permit area, a development permit to control form and character is required prior to issuance of a

building permit. The application meets the intent of the city’s guidelines for site design, building design and landscaping. Vehicle parking will be provided directly in front of the building. When the building is in place, the mall will continue to exceed the zoning bylaw’s minimum parking requirement for shopping centres, with more than 200 above the minimum 859

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Drought, fires may be why more bears are being seen in city SOME RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTING UNUSUAL WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS — FROM BEARS IN VARIOUS AREAS OF KAMLOOPS TO NUMEROUS SIGHTINGS OF RATTLESNAKES ON BATCHELOR HEIGHTS DRIVEWAYS ROBERT MCALASTER news@kamloopsthisweek.com

In Kamloops, up to 60 black bear sightings have been reported over the last seven days, according to WildSafeBC. Some residents have been reporting unusual wildlife sightings — from bears in various areas of Kamloops to numerous sightings of rattlesnakes on Batchelor Heights driveways — and wondering if the forest fires in and around the region could be the cause. According to one official at WildSafeBC, the answer is “yes,” but there is more to the matter. Vanessa Isnardy, the provin-

cial co-ordinator for WildSafe BC, told KTW via email that while the forest fires in the Kamloops region may be a factor in unusual wildlife sightings (speaking specifically of black bears), the drought the province has been enduring is a more significant cause for concern, in more ways than citizens may realize. “Black bears are highly dependent on berries from late summer to fall in order to prepare for winter denning.” Isnardy said. “With the high temperatures this summer, many of these berries ripened early and some have already shrivelled up on their stems.”

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According to Isnardy, in addition to wild berries ripening too early, black bears have also encountered trouble finding wild salmon. Due to the reduction in spawning, many bears are forced to look for food elsewhere, including in human-populated

neighbourhoods. “It is natural to feel concern for bears,” Isnardy said, explaining that some residents may be inclined to leave out fresh water or not remove ripening fruit from their fruit-bearing trees. “Unfortunately, we are doing a disservice to these bears when we allow them to find shelter and food near people,” she said. Isnardy recommends residents remain diligent and do their part to minimize the risk of a bear encounter. That includes removing all sources of food for bears and continue reporting sightings or conflicts to the BC Conservation Officer reporting

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Rotary Youth Exchange Student Emma Rotary Youth Exchange Student Emma Persad, pictured here at the United NaPersad, pictured here at the United Nations, is finishing medical school in Austria tions, is finishing medical school in Austria thanks to a Rotary Global Grant funded in thanks to by a Rotary Global Grant funded in part the Rotary Clubs of Kamloops. part by the Rotary Clubs of Kamloops. and vaccination on pregnant women and and vaccination on pregnant women and babies. babies. “In Rotary we’re really good at building “In Rotary we’re really good at building schools and health care facilities. We schools and health care facilities. We supply books and equipment in places that supply books and equipment in places that need them. But this cannot work without need them. But this cannot work without the skilled educator or health care practithe skilled educator or health care practitioner. Emma will be both,” Karpuk said. tioner. Emma will be both,” Karpuk said. Persad’s work work will will still still have have benefits benefits Persad’s here at home. She is leading a Cochrane here at home. She is leading a Cochrane review on on limiting limiting health health care care worker worker exreview exposure to COVID-19 in a partnership posure to COVID-19 in a partnership with with WorkSafeBC – – aa timely timely project project given WorkSafeBC given the the risk of of transmission transmission in in hospitals. hospitals. She risk She also also plans to to conduct conduct epidemiological epidemiological research plans research in Canada, Canada, as as her her future future research research group in group collaborates with UBC. She will also collaborates with UBC. She will also head head to Rwanda Rwanda in in August August and and September September to to to help with with maternal maternal and and neonatal neonatal care. help care. “Cobbling together together enthusiasm enthusiasm and “Cobbling and money was was the the reason reason this this GGS GGS was money was able able to help help Emma Emma in in her her journey, journey,”” said said Karpuk. to Karpuk. “That’s the the power power of of Rotary. Rotary.”” “That’s

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watched them at the lake’s edge recently, the three boys, as they focused their attention excitedly on something near their feet. I don’t know what it was that fixated them, other than it was something living. Maybe it was a snake or a frog. Perhaps it was a dragonfly nymph, or a leech, a tiny mouse, or a salamander. What’s most important is that it was something new to them, something wild. One of the boys dipped his finger into the water as if to prod this mysterious thing and suddenly recoiled with a gasp. I was too far away to tell if the thing nipped him or if it only moved unexpectedly under his touch. Regardless, it prompted a strong reaction and I suppose it was inevitable what followed. He reached for a rock and fired it at this thing that dared try to fend him off. The other boys followed suit and, soon, they were pelting a barrage of rocks into the water near their toes. I felt sad then, at the sight of three children trying to stomp the life from something in such a way, if only because it made me think of when I was a boy and how sometimes I

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The OUTDOOR NARRATIVE acted similarly. Ten years old or thereabouts is a dangerous time with a young boy, not so much for the boy, but for the little living things around him. Such a child is old enough to have the physical ability to wield a stick, rock or pellet gun with efficiency against living things, but often too young to know they shouldn’t. It’s with shame I think back to a couple of incidents of killing that my group of young friends and I engaged in the Ontario woodlots through which we rambled as boys. It’s not that we were evil or cruel by nature — we just didn’t think about it. Somewhere deep down, we knew we shouldn’t, but no one

told us as much or paid much attention as we did what we did. And, sometimes, boys live up to that adage, and they be boys — not unlike the young fellows I watched most recently at the water’s edge. Fine kids, I’m sure, who haven’t been taught essential lessons about life and death and the proper place of both in the natural world. We need to teach kids that death is a natural part of life and there are times when people are entitled to take it. There is reason to kill animals and let’s not pretend otherwise. We’re a deadly society that kills creatures often and efficiently, for a necessary purpose. How would we feed ourselves otherwise? But there are also times when we are not entitled to and little boys need to be told so, in one way or another. When I was about 12 years old, my dad bought me a 12-gauge, single-shot shotgun, the kind with a long barrel, full choke and a thumb-pulled hammer on the top. This was a serious step up from the little pellet gun I had been given as a gift a few years before that and — for this I thank my father dearly — I was required to take a course and get my hunting licence before

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Starbucks and the CIBC Bank off Oriole Road. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a dedicated fly-fishing shop in Kamloops. I dropped into the store this past weekend for a look around and, from what I can see, it has the seeds to be a place I know I will visit often. I didn’t have a chance to get the owner’s name, but listening to him chat with customers, I could tell he takes his fishing seriously and knows what he is talking about. I hope his business grows and drops permanent anchor in Kamloops. Of course, making that happen requires the fishing community to show some support and forgo Amazon in favour of dollars spent locally. I hope we all do so. Drop in and pay Casting Loops a visit and show them some local hospitality. Robert Koopmans is an avid angler and hunter who spends as much time as possible in B.C.’s wild places. He also hosts the Hunting & Fishing British Columbia podcast (find it on Apple Podcasts or wherever you find your podcasts). To share a thought, send an email to info@ theoutdoornarrative.com.

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Stewart hops on Zoom calls with empowerment coach Amanda Somerville, a trusted team member for the past eight years. Mental performance consultant Penny Werthner will also be available to Canada’s Paralympians.

“Personally, I’m healthy, I have loving people in my family, I have a loving relationship ... everything feels good right now and that is a great head space heading into these Paralympics,” Stewart said. His efforts to reach the

said. “If we don’t meet our expectations, how often do we fall down that wormhole? With the mental health I’m constantly practising and my awareness, I don’t want to go down that. “At the same time, it would be super cool to get one,” Stewart continued. “When there are times when it’s like, oh, I don’t feel very good or worthless, I could look over and be like, oh yeah, that happened. “Ultimately, with this whole journey, I don’t get to take anything with me when I leave. When I’m done on this earth — I’m done on this earth. My medal is not going to define me.” Stewart said he summoned anger to establish the Canadian record two years ago at worlds in Dubai on a throw that was accompanied by a hair-raising shriek. “Anger is like jet fuel,” he told KTW in 2019. The implement’s means of transportation into orbit have changed since then. “It’s more so jet fuel of gratitude,” Stewart said. Stewart wants Kamloopsians to join him in Tokyo. He is asking the public to email — gregintokyo21@gmail. com — jokes, stories or words of encouragement that he will read between throws during his event. “Using that for more fuel to go and throw a bomb — that’s what being in the moment is for me,” Stewart said. “This is an opportunity for not only myself to have an experience in Tokyo, but an opportunity for the community be a part of it, too.”

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reg Stewart talks about heightened awareness and mindfulness. Gratefulness is tip of tongue, anger is no longer jet fuel, gratitude is propellant and medals will not define him. The Tournament Capital’s 7-foot-2, 350-pound friendly giant seems to be in a zen-like head space, now only days away from accomplishing a goal 20 years in the making, with men’s F46 shot put action at the postponed 2020 Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo slated to begin at 6:33 p.m. (Kamloops time) on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Relief washed over Stewart last month, when he was one of 16 athletes named to the Canadian squad. “It was gratitude, gratefulness,” he said. “But I still have mixed feeling on a part of it. It’s like, making these Paralympic Games still doesn’t define me, but it does, in a way. It’s something I’ve been training for, something I’ve been wanting to attend for 20 years. At the same time, that’s not what defines me. Greg’s just a Paralympic athlete? That’s all people will know me for? No. I think people know me for a lot of different things.” Relief subsided a few days after his inclusion to Team Canada and focus switched to preparation. “I’m either eating, sleeping or training — that’s it,” Stewart said. Training includes working on mental health.

Paralympics began in 2001, with stints on the national standing and seated disabled volleyball teams yielding gold medals at world championships and world cups, but never a berth in the Games. The COVID-19 pandemic put these Games in jeopardy. Stewart rode the wave. “One thing I’ve learned through my life is stuff happens,” said Stewart, who was born with nothing below his left elbow. “It’s like, this is a bummer, man. I was really looking forward to it. All of a sudden, Team Canada is not going and it’s like, ‘Oh, shoot.’ I didn’t say shoot, though. “But I don’t know if I got super low. You’ve got to make do with what you’ve got. I’ve got to take ownership.” Stewart has the third-longest throw in the world this year in his discipline, a 15.81m heave on June 12 in Burnaby that is recognized in the World Para Athletics Official World Rankings. Abrahan Jesus Ortega Abello of Venezuela, who threw 16.30m, and Kerwin Noemdo of South Africa, who posted 16.07m, are ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Stewart told KTW his unofficial personal best this year is 16.07m. He launched his official personal best at the 2019 world championships, a 16.30m Canadian-record throw that was good for silver. Those numbers make him a medal favourite. So, how does the big man grapple with expectations and pressure to reach the podium? “That all-in mentality can be devastating to somebody if they don’t achieve that goal,” Stewart

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Health measures introduced earlier this week in the Interior Health region are impacting local sports teams, including the Kamloops Broncos and TRU WolfPack. Players and coaches from both organizations are ecstatic about the prospect of resuming play in the next few weeks after their respective B.C. Football Conference and Canada West seasons were nixed in 2020 amid the pandemic. Broncos’ general manager Jan Antons told KTW his club’s Aug. 28 contest against the Okanagan Sun of Kelowna has been postponed, with COVID19-related travel recommendations and gathering-size limitations pre-empting the Week 1 tilt. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people, an order that appears to make it impossible for two teams with rosters of

ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW FILE Marco Favaro of the TRU WolfPack controls the ball in 2019 at Hillside Stadium.

about 70 players each to clash. Kamloops is slated to travel to Chilliwack on Sept. 11 for its Week 2 matchup against the Valley Huskers, but Broncos’ brass is looking for clarity on travel regulations before heading to the Fraser Health region. The provincial government is discouraging travel for nonessential purposes to and from Interior Health.

Antons is this week seeking clarity on travel-related liability concerns from viaSport (the government’s delivery agency for sport programs) and the B.C. Provincial Football Association. Can the Broncos and Sun travel and play without fear of repercussion? “It’s never easy to make that call when it says not recommended. Once that decision

comes, we’ll abide by it,” Antons said. “We hope it’s going to be allowed.” The Interior Health orders are expected to be in place until at least the end of September, during which the Broncos are slated to play four of the eight games on their schedule. TRU athletics director Curtis Atkinson is confident the Interior Health travel recommendations will not spoil the opening of the Canada West soccer season, with both the men’s and women’s WolfPack teams set to host the UBC Thunderbirds of Vancouver on Sept. 10. “Right now, the provincial order still allows travel for sport,” Atkinson said. “The regional order, when we read the Interior Health orders brought in that were perhaps more restrictive than provincially, there is nothing explicitly stating travel in and out of Interior Health can’t happen.” Smaller rosters mean the

Canada West matches will not be waxed due to current gathering-size limitations, said Atkinson, but spectators seem out of the question for September. Atkinson noted the Pack had big plans for opening weekend, a celebration of the return of U Sports athletics that was to coincide with TRU’s back-toschool barbecue, which may also go up in flames. “It’s disappointing, but I’ve always said our No. 1 priority is to have meaningful competition again,” Atkinson said. Home-opening weekend precedes a stretch of road action in Kelowna and Victoria. TRU’s soccer teams are scheduled to return to Kamloops on Oct. 1 to host the Trinity Western Spartans of Langley. That date could mark the return of WolfPack fans to Hillside Stadium if restrictions are loosened at September’s end.

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Charlie – Virtual On Track

This is a No Cost program, which offers support from exercise and clinical specialists for people with health conditions such as pre-diabetes, diabetes, elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, and/or inactivity. - Fall session starts Sept 16, and runs weekly on Thursday mornings at 9am - A referral from your Family Dr. or Nurse Practitioner is required - For more information or to see if On Track is right for you contact: 250-828-3742

Parent & Tot Movement Ages: 1–3

In this class, parents and children will use different props, such as ribbons, hula hoops, scarfs, and other objects, as a fun way of exploring dance. Parent or caregiver must participate in the program. Kamloops Performance Company Tue Sep 14–Dec 14 10:30–11:15 am 14/$133

Ballet

This is a multi-level ballet class that uses barre work, across-the-floor exercises, and centre work. This program is based on the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and is designed for beginners and adults who are looking for a ballet challenge. Kamloops Performance Company Wed Sep 15–Dec 15 7:15–8:15 pm 14/$175

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Team Brown finished atop the podium in its 2021-2022 curling season debut. Skip Corryn Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Sam Fisher posted a 4-0 record at an Alberta Curling Series event in Leduc, besting Lindsay Bertsch of Calgary 8-3 on Sunday in the final to claim gold and a cheque for $2,000. “For us, it was more so just to get some reps before we head to Ottawa,” said Brown, who was tossing bags into a vehicle ahead of the flight home on Sunday night while speaking to KTW. “That was the main thing for us, to get on the ice, work on some stuff we had in mind and put some things we worked on this summer into practise. “Winning was just the

cherry on top.” The Kamloops Curling Club quartet did not seem to suffer much in the way of rust in its first competitive action since February, when it failed to reach the Championship Pool at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary. Brown was one of two A Event qualifiers in Leduc, knocking off Adele Kezama of St. Albert, Alta., 7-3 and Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., 6-2 to reach the playoffs.

A rematch with Scheidegger in the semifinal round was one-sided, with Brown prevailing 8-2. “We were fortunate to get the bye in the first draw, so that was nice,” Brown said. “We just had to win one more to qualify, got a bye to the semis, won the semi and the final. “It was definitely a nice road to take, but we were happy we were able to capitalize.” Brown is gearing up for the Canadian Curling Trials

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SPORTS

Armstrong goes national Vanderwal snares Sunshine Kamloops NorthPaws’ head coach Cole Armstrong has joined the staff of the under-18 Canadian baseball team. The Surrey product is with longtime junior national team head coach Greg Hamilton’s staff for a training camp in Ontario that wraps up on Sept. 1. The team will then travel to Florida for a seven-game Friendship Series against the U.S. “I’m really honoured and excited for another opportunity to represent my country,” Armstrong, a former national team catcher, said in a NorthPaws’ press release. “I think it will also greatly benefit the NorthPaws. We were excited to have former junior national team members signed to play with us this summer and now I’ll be able to build relationships with the best up-and-

Cole Armstrong batting for the Aguilas Cibenas of the Dominican Professional Baseball League.

coming players in Canada.” Kamloops was slated to join the West Coast League baseball ranks this summer, but the circuit’s five Canadian teams withdrew amid the pandemic, with limitations on gathering sizes and border crossings too much to overcome. All five teams are aiming to play in 2022, including the expansion NorthPaws,

Edmonton Riverhawks and Nanaimo NightOwls. The Victoria HarbourCats and Kelowna Falcons round out the Canadian contingent. The Friendship Series will take place in lieu of the postponed 2021 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, which was to run in September before being shifted to 2022 due to pandemic-related concerns.

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Shawn Vanderwal was the class of the Sunshine Amateur Golf Championship, which wrapped up on Sunday at Kamloops Golf and Country Club. A KGCC member, Vanderwal shot 66 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday to finish 11-under-par, four strokes ahead of second-place finisher Riley Balson (Rivershore Golf Links) in men’s gross Flight 1 action. Kyle Panasuk (KGCC) and Ryan Krisko (Rivershore) finished tied for third at 4-under-par. Other winners include Zac Austin (men’s gross Flight 2), Terry Hawman (men’s gross Flight 3), Wayne Tresierra (senior men’s gross Flight 1),

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Al Goessman (senior men’s gross Flight 2), Panasuk (men’s net Flight 1), Austin (men’s net Flight 2), Hawman (men’s net Flight 3), Chris Wilson (senior men’s net Flight 1) and Len Paluck (senior men’s net Flight 2). PEARCE SIGNS Rylan Pearce on Tuesday signed a standard WHL player agreement with the Kamloops Blazers. The 2005-born defenceman, nabbed by the Blazers in Round 4 of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, is from

Martensville, Sask. “His ability to get back to pucks and make sound decisions under pressure, combined with his physicality and compete, make him an effective player,” Blazers’ director of player personnel Robbie Sandland said in a press release. “As a group, we see a lot of upside in his game and look forward to watching him develop in a Blazer uniform.” Pearce, who stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 161 pounds, played in seven games last season for the Warman Wildcats, who toil in the Under-18 AAA Saskatchewan league. In 2019-2020, Pearce racked up 10 goals and 40 points in 31 games for under-15 Martensville.

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• Spacious ,bright 2 bedroom 1 bath • Covered patio boasts a spectacular, unobstructed city/river view •In-unit laundry, 2 parking stalls and a sizeable storage unit • Well maintained and nicely updated with new flooring and paint • Large primary bedroom: double closets & direct access to bathroom • Well-maintained building with elevator and community room available • Monthly Strata fee includes gas fireplace usage, water, sewer and garbage • Pets and rentals are allowed with restrictions • Close to all amenities, transit, shopping, and TRU!

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• 58 acre property • Zoned RL-1 9 (rural) and C-4 (recreational commercial) with potential to expand • Main building - Main floor: Open design kitchen, living room and dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms • Upstairs: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Operational restaurant space (sat 34 people in/52 people on patio) • Laundromat with potential to convert to 2nd residence • Property was an operational 9 RV site • 2 group camping areas with electrical hook up • 1 main water fill station and a sani dump station • Property is fenced, and cross fenced for animals • Currently has Bison on the property • Boasts a 40 GPM well with a preapproved commercial septic system


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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

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

1937 Glenwood Drive - is centrally located in Valleyview and within walking distance to schools, city bus and shopping. Features of the main floor - 3 bedrooms, 5 piece bathroom, 2 piece ensuite, spacious kitchen with stainless appliances. The updated lower floor could easily be suited with a separate entrance, 2 bedrooms/ den, generous family room with adjoining kitchen, wired stove/ fridge, 4 piece bathroom, laundry room. Fenced yard with heated inground pool. $759,900

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2504 Sunset Drive - Unique opportunity, this ranch style home of 1,703 sf is on a C4 zoned lot in East Valleyview. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, double garage + storage shed and ample parking on the fully fenced yard. $559,800

d l o S 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

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. $719,900

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

d l o S

SUN PEAKS

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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305-629 LANSDOWNE ST $299,900 • MLS®162730

210-338 NICOLA STREET $339,900 • MLS®163468

303-550 LORNE STREET $389,900 • MLS®162128

• 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

• Centrally located 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo/apartment in Pioneer Landing with over 1400 sq ft on 2 levels • Includes storage locker, 1 parking stall, and 2 sundecks • Quick possession possible

• Immaculate 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment in Riviera Gardens • Pets are allowed with strata permission • Great central downtown location

D L O S North Aberdeen

Sahali

6-2020 VAN HORNE DRIVE $549,900 • MLS®162283

195 ARROWSTONE DRIVE $599,900 • MLS®163466

• 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

• Great family home in lower Sahali with 3+1 bedroom and 3 bathrooms • Private and fenced backyard backing onto Sahali Secondary field • A must to view

SOLD Aberdeen

Bachelor Heights

756 GIFFORD COURT $675,000 • MLS®163413

1783 BEARCROFT COURT $975,000 • MLS®163672

• Well maintained 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home in great cul-de-sac location • Nicely landscaped and private backyard with pergola • Close to all amenities

• Beautifully updated 4+1 bedroom 4 bathroom home in Bachelor Heights • Vaulted 9’ ceilings and amazing views • A must to view!


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WEEKLY COMICS

ARCTIC CIRCLE by Alex Hallatt

PARDON MY PLANET by Vic Lee

BABY BLUES

SHOE by Gary Brookins & Susie Macnelly

by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

ZITS by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

by Chris Browne

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, emotional awakenings may change your goals for the time being. Expect opportunities for more travel or even new educational endeavours. Involve Pisces in your decisions.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, keep a light schedule this week because you may have to fit something in at the last minute. This is an easy week to connect with others as well.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Powerful revelations can stir up many emotions, Gemini. You may need to take time out to process some new developments. Look to others for support.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Elements of your health and wellbeing may need to be addressed sometime soon, Cancer. Other things have been taking priority and you need to focus on improving health.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

LIBRA

AUGUST 25 - AUGUST 31, 2021 - Sept 23/Oct 23

Step back and examine the big picture, Libra. If you don’t, you may get lost in the small details. Take some time away for yourself if the need arises.

SCORPIO

Leo, stay alert this week because bold and potent feelings may be drummed up and will need to be addressed promptly. Now isn’t the time to deflect or procrastinate.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 You’re the wildcard in various situations, Virgo. People may expect one thing from you, but then you deliver something else. Keep people on their toes.

- Oct 24/Nov 22

Explore some hidden talents, Scorpio. Something you do as a hobby or just for fun could provide an opportunity for an entrepreneurial endeavour.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may need to step into the spotlight more often, even if doing so takes you out of your comfort zone. You can do it with the support of a few friends.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Capricorn, if you are seeking a clear mind, it is best to get away from home for a few days to be free from distraction. Too much going on in your life can limit possibilities.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Now is an ideal time to clear out social media accounts and do some digital housekeeping, Aquarius. Keep the online friends whom you interact with in person.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20

Emotions are bound to be intense for a little while, Pisces. You may be inspired to make some major changes in your life.

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LISTINGS

DEADLINES

REGULAR RATES

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

Wednesday Issues

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

• 10:00 am Tuesday

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

Auctions

For Sale - Misc

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

SASKATCHEWAN ESTATE

2 Horse Saddles $300/each. Water Cooler Dispenser $40. 250374-8285.

1990 AQUASTAR 19' BOAT & TRAILER, MERC MOTOR, CUDDY CABIN, EX HULL AS IS $4,900. 1976 CHEV MOTOR HOME, REBUILT MOTOR 4,000 143 MILES. INTERIOR WAS IN REPAIR. AS IS CONDITION $1,900.

HARVEY'S AUCTION CALL FOR DETAILS 250-376-7826 CELL 250.319-2101

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LABOUR DAY Kamloops This Week will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6th, 2021 for the Labour Day Statutory Holiday. Classified Deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 7th at 10:00am

PERFECT Part-Time Opportunity

1 Day Per Week Call 250-374-0462

Found Found: Girl’s make-up bag at Burger King please identify contents. 250573-0970. Found: Ring. Please text 250-682-0426 with picture and or detailed description.

Lost Lost: Natural Buckalder Walking Cane. It is varnished and has initials P.Z. burned in under crook handle. Reward. 778-471-3223.

6pc patio set. $250. 6pc Bedroom set like new. $575. 250-374-8285. Antique china cabinet $800. Ivory Wingback chair. $75. Yamaha Piano $50. Guitar $45. 4-seater beige couch. $100. 250376-4161. Battery charger $75. 48” table saw. $150. Angle grinder $75. 250-3748285. Canning jars all sizes. $6/dozen. 250-376-8726.

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

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

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

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

Exercise Equipment Heavy duty exercise bike $130. 250-579-8864

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

Tax not included

Coming Events

QUICK REMOVAL

| RUN UNTIL SOLD

Computer desk 20X40 1-drawer. Brand new. $50. 250-376-9208. 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?

Call our Classified Department for details! 250-371-4949

Eagle coffee tables $100. 2-beige rugs 9x12 & 10x10 $50/each. 250374-8285. Fuel tanks - 1-300 gal and 2-100gal on stands. $300. 250-672-9712 or 250-819-9712. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $6,000/obo 250-3766607. Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 30,000 for $2,000/obo 250-3766607. Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650.

Furniture 8ft Antique Couch $900. Couch & matching chairs $200. 250-374-1541. Diningroom table w/8chairs, c/w Buffet and Hutch. Med Colour. $800. 250-374-8933. Exec desk dark finish $200. Teak corner cabinet $100, Custom oak cabinet $200. 250-8517687.

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

Fax: 250-374-1033

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

GarageSale DIRECTORY Garage Sales

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)

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Garage Sale deadline is Tuesday 10 am for Wednesday Paper

Garage Sales PINEVIEW Moving Sale: Sat & Sun, Aug 28/29th. 8am-noon. 1714 Lodgepole Drive. Everything Must Go! Hshld items, collectables, hunting/fishing gear etc. NORTH KAMLOOPS Sat & Sun, August 28/29th. 9am-5pm. Ottawa Place Yards of Sales. Rag top Sebring car, vacuums, shampooers, dresser, pin wheel crystal, pots, kitchen items, unopened boxes of hand sanitizer. (pumps and wipes), Burt’s Bees hand creams, greeting cards from England cellophane wrapped 12/$5.00 all sizes. Tools, bikes, VHS, Tshirts from the Echo Artist, plants, trees, lamps so much more.

DALLAS Sat, Aug 28th. 8am-3pm. NORTH SHORE 384 Melrose Place. Hshld Sat, Aug 28th. items, furn +much more. 8:30am-1:00pm. 1730 Fleetwood Ave. Please LOWER SAHALI Sat & Sun, Aug 28/29th. support Kamloops Happy 9am-3pm. 221 McGill Choristers. Covid rules apply. Road. Hshld items +more

Pets

Houses For Rent

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

Furnished 2bdrms near hospital. Prefer older couple. N/S, N/P. 250554-8255.

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

Furnished4bdr&denIdeal Corporate/Crew nsp 2blk RIH $4400. 250-214-0909

For Sale by Owner

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

“Our Family Protecting Your Family”

PRESTIGE

LOCAL ALARM MONITORING STATION

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

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250-374-0916

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Concrete Services

Luigi s Luigi’s SMALL

CONCRETE JOBS

BRICKS, BLOCKS, PAVERS, SIDEWALKS + PRUNING

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

RVs / Campers / Trailers

1995 9ft Explorer Camper. Need 8ft truck box and min. 3/4T Pick-up, 1-ton better. Includes tie down bars and chains. Asking $3,500 250-320-7522

250.851.5079 • 250.554.1018 Farm Services

Farm Services

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

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICE

250-838-0111 Handyperson

Handyperson

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

DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES

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

Call: 250-371-4949

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

Automotive Tires

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

for a route near you!

CHOOSE LOCAL

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Commercial

Concrete Services

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

For Sale by Owner $55.00 Special

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

Landscaping

Security

PETER’S YARD SERVICE

CHOOSE LOCAL

Time to trim Cedar Hedges Tree pruning or removal Yard clean-up, Landscaping

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

PRESTIGE

LOCAL ALARM MONITORING STATION

Pirelli P7 Cinturato Run Flat tires on 17 “ BMW M series rims. $ 700.00. 250-819-0863.

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

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www.kamloopsthisweek.com Motorcycles 2017 Harley Davidson Road King Milwaukee 8 engine. 35,000kms. $17,000/obo. 250-6823152.

Domestic Cars RUN UNTIL SOLD ONLY $35.00 (plus Tax) (250) 371-4949 *some restrictions apply call for details

Trucks - 4WD

Classes & Courses

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

Classes & Courses

Classes & Courses

Classes & Courses

Become a Dental Receptionist in only 5 months. Dental Receptionists would be working in Dental Clinics and potentially specialty clinics such as orthodontists, pediatric dentistry, periodontist, endodontist, oral surgeons’ offices & prosthodontists. Starting September 13th for Kamloops Residents.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW • DR 103 Patient Records

• DR 100 Business Communication

• DR 104 Dental Software Billing and Scheduling

• DR 101 Dental Terminology • DR 102 Dental Office Procedures

• DR 105 Practicum

Community Workforce Response Grant offering full tuition funding for eligible BC Residents who are either unemployed or have precarious employment.

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Early Learning Centre is currently seeking:

Early Childhood Educators Full Time & Part Time positions available.

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Limited Seats available – First come First Serve! Call Now: 1-877-315-5241

This program is supported by the Province of British Columbia

Business Oportunities

ROUTES

KAMLOOPS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Willing to hire ECEAs, working towards ECE certification.

NOTICE OF SALE WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT By the virtue of the Warehouse’s Lien Act, contents left belonging to: Ryan Ojave, 809 Woodrush Cresc, Kamloops, BC V2B OE3. The goods will be sold on or after September 8th, 2021. A & L Septic Ltd., 1236 Salish Rd, Kamloops, BC, V2H 1K1. 250-3149522.

PAPER

Employment

to join our team in September

• Office 365 & Essential Skills

Legal / Public Notices

HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. August 28th and 29th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L September 12th. Sunday. Professional outdoorsman and Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

Employment

Huge Demand for Well Trained Dental Receptionists

1994 Ranger. 4.0L. Fair rubber, hitch, new brakes. $4600. 778-220-7372.

Rims

Classes & Courses

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Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Looking for a manager of rock music with experience for charity. Email: barbarapaquette301 @gmail.com Need extra $ $ $ Kamloops This Week is currently hiring Substitute Carriers for door-to-door deliveries. Call 250-374-0462 for more information

Kamloops # recruitment agency

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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

Employment

250-374-3853 Work Wanted HOME & YARD HANDYMAN If you need it done, Give us a call! Steve 250-3207774.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Fund Development Team • Production Heads in Wardrobe, Properties & Carpentry • Casual Part-Time Box Office & House Staff

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. 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 ray@kamloopsthisweek.com

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The District of Logan Lake, situated in the Heart of the Highland Valley 60 kilometers south of Kamloops, is offering a challenging career opportunity for a dynamic individual to become a key member of the management team as the Director of Corporate Affairs. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful applicant will be responsible for demonstrating a high degree of discretion, confidentiality and independence in performing legislative, administrative, clerical and support services for the CAO and Council, while supervising clerical, Bylaw Enforcement, and Economic Development staff. Council meeting attendance and/or other applicable evening meetings are required. The Director of Corporate Affairs is responsible for compiling and distributing meeting agendas, reports, bylaws, policies and supporting materials; recording and transcribing minutes of meetings; preparing and processing contracts and agreements, planning applications, building permit referrals and corporate records management; overseeing economic development; and in addition, is the Business License Inspector and Chief Elections Officer. The successful incumbent must possess a two-year diploma in Public or Local Government Administration or a suitable combination of work experience, education and training. Considerable knowledge of the Local Government Act, Community Charter and other statutes and regulations governing Local Government, and a minimum of five years of diverse Local Government experience. Demonstrating leadership, ethics, and supervisory and management skills are required. In addition, a high level of proficiency in MSWord, Outlook and Power Point are required, with excellent written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills. The District of Logan Lake offers a comprehensive benefits package. Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their resume with references, and include a cover letter to the undersigned, no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered will be contacted. Randy Diehl Interim Chief Administrative Officer District of Logan Lake PO Box 190 Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0 Phone: 250-523-6225 Fax: 250-523-6678 Email: cao@loganlake.ca

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CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER The District of Logan Lake, situated in the Heart of the Highland Valley 60 kilometers south of Kamloops, is offering a challenging career opportunity for a Chief Administrative Officer. The successful applicant will be a motivated professional with strong values, a high degree of discretion, confidentiality, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated record of commitment to community service. The ability to successfully work with Council, staff, the public, and stakeholders is a key component of this role. The Chief Administrative Officer will also hold the positions of Deputy Corporate Officer, Deputy Director of Finance and Approving Officer. The successful incumbent should possess an Undergraduate degree in a related discipline (business, management or public administration), and a professional designation in Local Government Administration, or an equivalent education/experience base. The incumbent shall have broad knowledge of the Local Government Act and Community Charter, a minimum of ten years’ progressive experience in local government administration, and demonstrate the ability to foster exceptional leadership relationships with staff and elected officials. The District of Logan Lake offers a comprehensive benefits package. The annual salary range for this position is between $135,000 - $145,000. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references, in confidence no later than 4:00 pm, Tuesday, September 14, 2021. We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered will be contacted. Randy Diehl Interim Chief Administrative Officer District of Logan Lake PO Box 190 Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0 Phone: 250-523-6225 Fax: 250-523-6678 Email: cao@loganlake.ca

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma Margaret Petrie. Mom passed away peacefully on August 11, 2021 with family at her side. Margaret is survived by her five sons; Cary (Michelle), Mike (Heather), Dave, Ken (Kerri), and Mark (Nicole); nine grandchildren (Kyle, Conner, Carly, Colby, Richard (Carolyn), Ryan, Jacob, Chad, Luke); three great-grandchildren (Raidin, Maddison, Thea), and her sister Helen (Sonny). She was predeceased by her husband Ken, her parents Louis and Helen, sisters Mat and Elsie, daughter-in-law Laurie and grandson baby Kenny. Margaret was born on the farm near Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Later she moved to Lethbridge where she met her husband Ken and started their family. They then moved to Calgary, eventually moved to Kamloops where they remained and where she spent the rest of her life. The family would like to thank Ponderosa Lodge and Ridgeview Lodge who cared for our Mom. A special thank you to Dr. Howie for his care.

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legacy.com/obituaries/nsnews Mark William Bradley Novak August 10, 1963 to May 26, 2021

Mark was born in New Westminster, British Columbia to William Bradley Novak and Minnie Pauline (Rosin) Novak of Abbotsford BC. Mark was predeceased by both of his parents. He is survived by his children: Brooklyn Novak, Jo-lene Novak, and Jaymie Muncey; sisters, Lorilie (Randy) Mack, their children, Amber and Erin; Crystal (Randy) Kissel, their children, Tanner, McKenzie and Brittney; and LeAnne Novak and her son Jody; half siblings, Joanne, Rick and Robert Semeniuk and numerous nieces and nephews. Mark was a natural athlete and avid sportsman. He loved anything that gave him an adrenaline rush, adored all things with a motor. He spent most of his leisure time on his motorcycles, or boating or sledding. He was a great skier, both on the water and on the snow. He also collected many vehicles, but Mustangs were his favourite. As his daughter Brooklyn grew up she joined him in all his activities. She loved it as much as he did. Mark was also a hard-working guy. His companies Asphalt Valley Services of Vernon, BC, and AV Rail of Kamloops, BC, were built by his single-minded drive and maintained by his reputation as a smart, reliable and goal-oriented businessman. Recently, Mark sold AV Rail and was looking to lessen his role in his paving company as retirement was on the horizon. Mark had a huge heart; he was generous with his love and his attention. He loved animals and is now with his beloved dog Belle. There will be a memorial placed in Alberta alongside his parents. If anyone would like to add a memory, letter or photo to be placed in a memory box, please email mlorilie@gmail.com.

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In Loving Memory Ellen Jane Servage (née McGregor, Phelan) September 21, 1924 - August 20, 2021

Mom passed away peacefully on August 20, 2021, just shy of her 97th birthday. She leaves to mourn her loving daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Rusty (John) Gibbins, (Kamloops), her brother William (Lorane) McGregor, (Bonnyville), her sister Barbara Adair, (Edmonton), sisters-in-law Alice McGregor, (Drayton Valley) and Betty Phelan, (Edmonton) as well as many nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by husbands, Peter Phelan (1954) and George Servage (1993), brothers John and Robert McGregor, brothers-in-law, Don Adair and Tom Phelan. Mom was born, Ellen Jane Elizabeth McGregor in County Down, Northern Ireland. She was fondly known as Nellie by many friends and family. On arriving in Canada, she lived in Vermillion, Iron River, Bonnyville and Edmonton, Alberta. Mom moved to BC in 1996 and to the Desert Gardens in Kamloops where she was involved in the strata council and senior’s activities. Our thanks to Mom’s dear and long-time friend, Doris Ringer and to Bonnie Tindall for her excellent home support. Mom lived the last three & half years at the Pine Grove Care Home where she so enjoyed the ongoing activities. Our immense gratitude to Marichu and Kim and all the exemplarity staff at Pine Grove for their care and support. Mom has requested cremation and no service. Should you wish, donations can be made to Pine Grove Lodge Resident’s Society, 313 McGowan Avenue, Kamloops, BC, V2B 2N8. Miss you, Love you, Mom Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

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Ronald Walter Baron 1935 - 2021

Ronald was born on May 31, 1935, in the Village of Carlowrie, MB, to parents John and Mary Baron. He married Jean Fostey in 1954, and had three sons, Darryl (Sharon), Duane (Karen), and Brent (Carrie), seven grandchildren, and 3 (& 2/3) great- grandchildren. Ronald commenced teaching in the Winnipeg School Division in 1953 and taught in various schools at various grade levels. Ronald commenced teaching in the Winnipeg School Division in 1953 and taught in various schools at various grade levels. He was appointed as a School Administration / Principal in 1968 and retired in 1993 as the Principal of St. John’s High School (Winnipeg). He moved to Kamloops with Jean enjoying 28 years of retirement participating in fly-fishing, golf, curling and watching sports of all types. Ronald was a member of the Kamloops Seniors curling club for 24 years, which included participation in the executive committee. He enjoyed the life of strata living being active in council and president for 28 years of the Baron Garden’s Strata. He was President of the Kamloops Ukrainian Orthodox from 1993 to 2015. Thanks and appreciation to the wonderful staff at Ponderosa Lodge and Hamlet Westsyde for their sincere care of our beloved Husband / Father. In lieu of flowers, please make donations towards the Kamloops Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 28, 2021 in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints 1044- 8th Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2B 2X8. Father Chad Pawlyshyn will officiate. Following the Service, Ronald will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

John James Millership

July 29, 1947 - August 14, 2021 John passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 52 years Betty-Ann, daughter Laura (Dan), son Kevin, grandchildren Taylor, Hannah, CJ, Elsea and his brother Victor (Katherine). He was predeceased by his mother, father, and brother Albert. He was born and raised in Penticton. As a young man he moved to Kamloops where he married and raised his family. He was an extremely hard worker, and had a long career in construction. When he retired in 2005, he enjoyed travelling and spending more time with his wife, family and friends. John was known for many things. First and foremost, for loving and caring for his family, as well as cherishing great relationships with many friends. He was the first to lend a hand on projects, which came along with his fondness of letting you know how to do it the right way (which as we all know was “his” way). He was always quick-witted, could be a little cheeky, and had a stubborn streak. His generosity, funloving nature and love of a good scotch made him the ultimate host. In the last few months John said many times that he lived his life his way, had no regrets and had nothing left on his bucket list. In keeping with John’s wish, the family will be having a private celebration of life. On-line condolences may be expressed at: www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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

Kenneth Paul Klein It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Paul Klein of Kamloops, British Columbia, on Monday, August 16, 2021.

The more you laugh, The less you fret,      The more you live abundantly,

Ken was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, on July 13, 1952. Ken spent his early years growing up in South Western Ontario and attended the University of Windsor, attaining his Bachelor of Science degree and then his Master of Science degree from McMaster University.

The more of everything you share,

Ken spent his early career as a Geologist in the Oil and Gas Industry in Calgary and Houston. On leaving the oil patch Ken started up a fine furniture business, after which he joined the Thompson Rivers University as a Professor of Science, focusing on Paleontology and Geology.

   

Throughout Ken’s life he had a strong passion for Antique Toys and Trains and Ken was well known in the train collector community. Ken also cared deeply for animals and pets, especially his Golden Retriever, Sandy.

The more you’ll always have to spare, The more you love, That life is good, And friends are kind, For only what we give away, Enriches us from day to day.

Ken was predeceased by his parents Paul and Leona Klein and is survived by his sisters Gayle Dodd (Bruce), Robin Wickson (James), his brother Jeff Klein (Mae) and his life partner Lisa Bragg, with whom, over the last ten years, Ken shared his life-long love for antiques. Ken is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews that all seemed to enjoy his grumpy nature. Special thanks to the caring staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice for which donations in Ken’s name would be greatly appreciated. Donations can also be made to ALS BC - ALS Society.

Ken, go play with the dinosaurs in heaven!!

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Judy Lynn Schmalz With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Judy Lynn Schmalz on August 14, 2021. Judy was born In Kamloops, BC on August 2, 1947, the eldest child of Ernest and Betty Hughes, and first grandchild of Cleophas and Catharine Bessette. Judy leaves behind a lifetime of love and memories held close by her brother John Hughes of Kamloops, BC, her daughter Melanie Schmalz of Ottawa, ON and her son Ryan Schmalz (Jillian) of Sun Peaks, BC. Judy was thrilled to become a grandma, and will be remembered with much love and affection by her grandchildren Jocelyne and Emma Lalonde of Ottawa, and Gus and Elouise Schmalz of Sun Peaks. Although Judy spent time living in the Lower Mainland several times throughout her life, she always returned to her beloved Kamloops and her family property at Shuswap Lake, where she enjoyed days in the sun, cold drink in hand while spending time with family and friends. Judy was known for her generosity, empathy, kindness and feisty personality, all of which made her a caring Psychiatric Nurse, and a much loved friend to so many throughout her life. Since 2015 Judy had been a resident of Overlander Extended Care, where her cheeky whit and sassy charm livened up any room she was in, and where she could often be seen shaking her finger at someone with that ever present twinkle in her eye. As family, we are filled with such gratitude for the love and care shown to her by the nurses, care workers and staff at Overlander who became like family to her and surrounded her with affection and laughter during her years there. Her final days in the hospice wing were peaceful, full of visits and loving words from those who had taken care of her, as she spent her final hours with her children and family. Following cremation, Judy’s ashes will be spread at her Shuswap Lake cabin, where family and friends will find peace in knowing that she surrounds us as we continue to make memories, and celebrate her memory, for years to come. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kamloops Hospice Society Trinity palliative care wing at Overlander Residential Care facility in Judy’s memory would be appreciated. We love you Mom, rest peacefully, we will carry you in our hearts always xo Condolences may be expressed at SchoeningFuneralService.com

Marissa Ellen Derkatch

September 3, 1992 - August 4, 2021 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful daughter Marissa Ellen Derkatch of Kamloops, BC. She went into the arms of Jesus Christ at the age of 28. Survived by her parents Marvin and Mary Derkatch, brothers Tristan and Tyler (Ashley) Derkatch of Kamloops. Grandparents Fraser (Donna) Gladish of Penticton and Steve Werstiuk. Aunts and uncles Brenda (Shawn) Zakall of Oliver, BC, Sharleen Drobot of Alberta, Peggy Shusterman, Jeanette Derkatch of Langley, BC. Cousins Amber (Chris) Jagodics, Skylur, Cheyenne of Williams Lake, Katina (Chris) Pollard of Tumbler Ridge, Jordan (Danika) Zakall, Carson, Zoe of Williams Lake, Brandan Shusterman/Kessiah Kelly of Victoria, Sharalee (Mike) Homes, Luke, Charlie of Red Deer, Alberta. Marissa was born in Kamloops on September 3, 1992. She graduated from Westsyde Secondary and TRU and received her Administrative Assistant Certificate. 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, Disneyworld, Vegas, Palm Springs and Europe seeing the Eiffel Tower, Mediterranean Sea, Paris, Pisa, Pompeii, Rome and Tuscany. Marissa wanted to thank her friends that supported her with love and friendship until the end. Justin Cartwright, Kathleen Weys and family, Dana Lee, Sam McCrae, Her Angel Gary Hill. Her family would like to express their gratitude to all the Doctors, Nurses & Specialist 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 was held on Friday, August 13, 2021, surrounded by friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Royal Inland Hospital Leukemia Foundation.

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Ronald Eddie Wowk

July 27,1946 - August 13, 2021 It is with heavy hearts we announce the loss of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle, & godfather Ronald (Ron) Eddie Wowk on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 75 years of age. He passed into a world free of pain with his family at his side in RIH in Kamloops, BC. Ron was born in Wellington, AB to Stanley and Nancy (née Pawliuk) Wowk on July 27, 1946, and passed at RIH in Kamloops, BC on August 13, 2021. Ron is survived by his wife of 51 years Gertie, sons Brad and Colin, apples of his eye granddaughter Mckenzi and grandson Kaydin, his life model & best friend his brother John (Morna), in-laws Dennis (Sherry), Sharon (Wes), Beverly (Duane), Darcy and Murray (Sandra) as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and their families that all played a large role in his life from the earliest days to the present. Ron was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Nancy Wowk, sister Olga Wozy, daughter-in-law Lisa Wowk, his in-laws Delmar “Doc” and Ethel “Peggy” (née Walker) Fowler and niece Tenille Kobasuik. Ron worked for Alpha Roofing, GWG, and the Alberta Dept. of Highways before settling into a 37-year career with the CNR that led to a life in Kamloops. He held numerous positions from Grand Cache, AB to Boston Bar, BC. His years with the CNR led to many friendships and many of them carried on to his career at Walmart as the CNR is a large part of the Kamloops world. Upon retirement he began an 11 year career with Walmart until forced to retire due to the development of ongoing health problems. We wish to express our eternal gratitude to Dr. Azad, Dr. Wiltshire, Dr Perry and all the staff on 6 South and ICU at RIH for making his final days as comfortable as was possible. There will be no service by request, but a celebration of life will be held at later date. In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324 Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca

George Dance 1937 - 2021

I lost the love of my life and best friend, George Dance on August 19, 2021. He passed away after a long hard battle with Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Darlene Dance (née King), five children; Kelly (Bill) Jackson, Jay (Penny) Dance, Shane (Shelley) Dance, Tammy (Ken Folk) Harbidge, and Lee (Paula-Jane VanderWees) Dance; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, brother Dave (Vivian) Dance and sister Myffanay Frick. George was predeceased by his parents Anna and William, brothers Doug, Arthur, Walter, Patrick and Edward, sisters Marina, Margaret and Katherine. George was born and raised in Kamloops. He worked for Casco Tire where he became a journeyman carpenter, then the Department of Highways for 23 years starting with the road-testing branch sign crew before becoming a heavy equipment operator. When they privatized, he worked with Interior Road for 3 years, Whiteline 3 years then Argo for his final 2 years. He truly loved his job as a grader man, he taught many a fellow colleague and made many friends in the backroad’s community. George retired early due to his Parkinson’s disease but continued doing the things he loved, camping with family, dancing, singing, fishing, ATVing, hunting and snowmobiling. He was named “Snowmobiler of BC” in 1992 then he and Darlene were named “Snowmobile Family of Canada” in 2000. George made many friends over the years including his “Hamlet” family. At this time the family would like to thank The Hamlets, especially those who work on E2 for the great care they have provided George over the past 5 years. There will be no service by request. Arrangements are entrusted to Drake Cremation Services. Those who wish so can make a donation to the RIH Foundation Child and Family Care or the Parkinson’s Society of BC. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com


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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Sheila Marie Nystoruk. On Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the age of 61 years, Sheila passed with her family by her side at Vancouver General Hospital.

JoAnn passed peacefully with her daughters by her side in Chilliwack, BC on August 14, 2021 after a lengthy and painful illness.

Sheila was born in Kamloops on April 7, 1960 to Jack and Vickie McGregor. In the years that followed, Sheila and her family lived in several communities before settling in Armstrong, BC, where she graduated high school with her close friends. Sheila continued her education at Okanagan College and UVIC where she accomplished her dream of becoming a teacher. Sheila’s first teaching job was in the remote community of Nazko, BC.

Born in Vancouver, BC on February 7, 1950 JoAnn had many fond memories of time spent at Deep Cove, roller skating at Rollerland, and camping at Manning Park. She trained as a hairdresser and although she never pursued that career, she could backcomb her hair like nobody’s business. Most recently she had her granddaughter, Kourtney, colour her hair purple for something fun to do.

While attending a wedding in Kamloops, Sheila met the love of her life, Brian. They were married in 1985 and after living a short time at Paul Lake they moved to Revelstoke where they welcomed their first son, Tyler. A short time later, they moved to Golden where Brian continued working for CPR and Sheila resumed her teaching career. Within a short time of living in Golden, Sheila and Brian welcomed son Travis followed three years later by their youngest son, Michael. In 2007, Brian and Sheila finally decided to return to their home town of Kamloops, BC. Family was the centre of Sheila’s world and nothing gave her more joy than to spend time with her husband, children, siblings, cousins, and most especially her beautiful grandchildren who lit up her life in recent years. Sheila was an exceptional teacher who truly understood that the key to being a fantastic teacher was in the connections she formed with each and every student. While she taught at all levels in elementary, she really found her passion as a kindergarten teacher. Sheila was a valued member of school staffs as she had a cooperative and caring nature that spread throughout her school. She will be fondly remembered by students, parents, and colleagues for years to come. Sheila created a special bond with most everyone she met. She was well known for many things, but her kindness and hugs were amongst the top. Sheila was always eager to share her talents and love for arts and crafts as she chose the perfect project for friends, relatives and grandchildren alike. She shared her love of reading as she bought up children’s books for youngsters and novels for herself. One of her favourite pastimes was to float in her pool with a novel in hand. Anyone who ever had the pleasure of going on a road trip with Sheila also soon understood her passion for music as well, and her music trivia knowledge was second to none. Sheila created a home filled with numerous paintings, quilts, projects and so much love. Sheila is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her husband Brian of 36 years, their 3 children; Tyler (Katryna), Travis (Asia), Michael; grandchildren Lilliah, Jace, Kaleigh, and soon arriving and already much loved Landen; her brother Pat McGregor (Nancy) of Armstrong, sister Brenda Fowler (Gene) of Armstrong, and brother Gary McGregor (Yvonne) of Armstrong. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Sheila is predeceased by her parents Victoria McGregor (2015) and Jack McGregor (2018) and an infant sister Patricia (1959). A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Brian and the family would like to extend sincere, heartfelt thanks to all who have shown their support. Please honour Sheila’s memory by spreading kindness and remembering that in a world where you can be anything, be kind. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to support Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) including the Bright Red Book Bus, Mother Goose & one-to-one tutoring. To donate, select the Raise a Reader (RAR) - Kamloops Fund at the Decoda Literacy Foundation https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/42475. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

Mom had a few loves in her life that resulted in her two beloved daughters but her long lasting love for 30+ years was Clive. Together they enjoyed camping throughout BC, creating Potty Planters, going for drives in the back country, and shooting the shit with friends over a beer or two. JoAnn enjoyed playing Keno, listening to sad country songs (her teary version of D-I-V-O-R-C-E won her a karaoke prize many years ago), socializing, and watching the Canucks games with Maggie (and her sons-in-law when they were in town). She and Clive travelled to Alaska along with many other road trips over the years and she had one very fun trip to Vegas with her daughters and son-in-law. For many years, Yellow Cabs was like a second home to her and she really enjoyed the friends she made and connecting with her customers. She was an authentic, what you see is what you get kind of person. She angered quickly but also loved deeply.

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

Mom was always the hostess-with-the-mostest, even throwing Maggie birthday parties for the dogs, but she sure loved having parties thrown for her as well. From her surprise 50th (or was it?), to a Keno themed 60th, to a pub celebration with friends for her 65th, to the big shindig for her 70th right before Covid started. Her pride and joy was watching her grandchildren grow up over the years, spending time with them camping, sleeping under the stars, building sandcastles, cruising around in her taxi and always loving them unconditionally. JoAnn is survived by husband Clive, daughters Lenni (Darren) and Cheryl (Doug), grandchildren Jen (Dustin), Shelby, Kourtney (Sabrina), Calum, and Kaylee, nephew Ryan (Erin), niece Lindsay (Steve), great nephew and niece Connor and Mackenzie, her Hitchcock family (Jim, Tracey, Alexis and family, Greg, John, Vicky and family, Brian and family), many friends, and her precious Maggie. JoAnn was predeceased by her mom (Jo), dad (Tom), brother (Tom), step-dad (George), and infant sister (Lenni). Thank you to Dr. Swart of Kamloops; Tracey from Interior Health; Dr. Graham of Chilliwack; and Tina from Fraser Health. You provided care to Mom in various ways that we appreciate very much. A special thank you to Kelli and Hildy for their friendship and support, especially these past few months. In lieu of flowers or cards, please raise a glass to JoAnn as that was her final wish.

We’ll see you in the stars, Mom. Love, Funny Face and Turk.

May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of Despair

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’ve heard of a man’s home being his castle, but Hampton Court, with its thousand or so opulent rooms, is downright overkill. The massive fortress nestles alongside the River Thames, 19 kilometres southwest of central London. Its history spans 500 years, during which time it was home to a number of royals. On a visit, while wandering from courtyard to cloister, we’re able to peek into a few of these past lives. We gather with others in the Clock Courtyard, a cobble-paved focal spot that was intentionally super-sized to intimidate unwanted visitors. This open arena also ties together a few architectural eras. On one side is a wing, decked out in Tudor attire for Henry VIII, the first royal homeowner who had a notorious reputation for killing off wives. The adjacent wing is made up of Baroque belongings for later live-ins, initially for William III and Mary II, then remodeled to suit the whims of George II and his lovely lady, Queen Caroline. It’s all quite the historical hodgepodge, but with the help of costumed guides and audio headsets, we somehow make sense of it all. Like a mesmerized flock, we’re led to The Great Hall, a Cardinal Wolsey classic, that’s

Nestled alongside the River Thames, south of London, Hampton Court is rich with its 500-year history, during which time it was home to a number of royals — most notably, King Henry VIII. BRENT CASSIE PHOTO

immersed with period piece décor. Panes of stained glass, goldwoven tapestries and prizewinning trophy heads all pose beneath the cathedral-like dome. “The royal resident, Henry VIII, loved this impressive era of chivalry,” we’re told by our story telling leader, “even though he was unlucky at love.” His sketchy nuptial history commenced in 1509, when he married Catherine of Aragon, his brother’s widow. He wanted a son, heir to the throne, and instead of a male, along came Mary. She just wouldn’t do. After a lengthy divorce, he wed his mistress, Anne Boleyn, a

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Moving on to Step 7 of the 12-step program

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t’s been hard to write about recovery when I read so much hatred on line. I have been sidetracked by this and hope to do better. However, the program is what keeps me sane and stops me from going back, so I need to focus on exactly just that. Step 7 reads that we “humbly ask God to remove our defects of character.” Humility is key; it is the underlying principle of this step. Our literature contends that alcoholics/addicts are egomaniacs with an inferiority complex. Until recovery, I believed I was lower than you. I was incredibly anxious and completely insecure. To hide this fact, I created a false front.

ASK AN ADDICT Ask an Addict is a column penned by Helena Paivinen, a Kamloops scholar with expertise in addiction issues and someone who is also an addict. The column is meant to inform and help, which is particularly important as we remain mired in an opioid crisis that continues to claim thousands of lives each year. If you have a question you would like answered, email it to editor@ kamloopsthisweek.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. I pretended to be confident and totally selfassured, while internally I ached. That first drink (then the first drug) removed my insecurities and blanked out all fears. I finally felt calm and for the first time ever in

life, I felt self-assured (grandiose in the end). To enhance this substance relief, I imbibed much more, always chasing that initial, but now never to be found again, elusive first high.

I said and did horrible things when drunk and/ or high, so in an attempt to feel better, I then used some more. This is the insanity of addiction — using something to make myself feel good when, in reality, it only made me feel worse. I’d feel bad about what I said/did when drunk/ high so I’d drink/drug some more, thinking I’d feel better. But this only made me feel worse, so I’d drink once again, thinking I’d feel better — and on it goes. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. A program of recovery is vital to stop this insane cycle. Only one of the 12 steps mentions alcohol or drugs

(the first one). People mistakenly believe the 12 steps are about stopping alcohol/ drugs, when in reality, they are a recipe for living a spirit-filled life (not alcohol spirit; for years I chased the wrong high). Humility in recovery is about being right-sized. Right-sized means having a balanced view and an honest perspective and appraisal about self. I acknowledge I have both shortcomings and strengths. I no longer try to deny or minimize my defects, nor do I try to falsely bolster and enhance my shaky esteem. Lately, my character defect of impulsivity has been full blown and on public display.

I became a keyboard warrior. On social media pages, my fingers leapt into action, I began battling with others, using my words. Afterwards, I felt slightly embarrassed and hugely belittled. I considered going back to delete all that I had written, but decided in the end to leave it as is. In the 12 steps, I acknowledge my defects of being impulsive and reactive. I do not deny or try to hide them by hitting delete. Next time and, hopefully, one day and then forevermore, I will do better — one day at a time. As they say in the rooms: “Progress not perfection.” Lord only knows I am not perfect, but I always try.

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A HIVE OF ACTIVITY Construction continues on The Hive. The first of three planned office buildings is rising fast downtown at the corner of Lansdowne Street and Fifth Avenue and features an impressive amount of steel. Urban Systems will be the anchor tenant of the first building. The project is a partnership between Invictus Properties and A&T Project Developments. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

Due to new pandemicrelated restrictions introduced in the Interior Health region, including Kamloops, the Music in the Park concert series has been cancelled. The nightly performances have been showcased on the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park since Aug. 15 and were scheduled to run through Aug. 28. However, due to rising case counts in Interior Health — primarily in the Kelowna area — the provincial government has reinstated mask mandates in all public indoor spaces in the health region. Also in place are gathering restrictions, including a maximum of 50 people in outdoor settings.

Downtown Kamloops Houses Ready for Relocation Together, Kelson Group and Nickel Bros are committed to ensuring this process is as smooth as possible. Kelson Group is pleased to share we are working with Nickel Bros House Moving Ltd. in relocating approximately 12 homes within the new development of City Gardens. This new community of towers, condos, low rise rental apartments, townhomes and commercial space is expected to break ground in early 2022. Nickel Bros has the extensive experience required to move these homes which will be available for purchase over the coming months.

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Two Kamloops residents — Korah DeWalt-Gagnon and George Casimir — have joined the board of the BC Chamber of Commerce. The chamber said strengthening the inclusion practices of the board of directors has been a commitment and area of focus

since early 2020, when the board launched its inclusion and diversity task force. DeWalt-Gagnon is First Nations co-ordinator for New Gold’s New Afton Mine just west of Kamloops and has spent more than 10 years with the company in a variety of capacities. She is a member of

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. Since 2018, Casimir has served as general manager for Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations. He has been an entrepreneur his entire life, owning a variety of businesses, including a small-scale farm.

He is also a member of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and has previously served as a band councillor. “I am delighted George and Korah have joined the board of the BC Chamber of Commerce,” board chair Joelle Westlund said in a statement. “I am excited to work with

them and believe their backgrounds and experiences will provide strength and broader perspectives to our board and member chambers of commerce and boards of trade.” The new appointees fill vacancies on the board for positions previously held by Manpreet Dhillon and Al Hasham.

An update on COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Kamloops Interior Health will host more dropin immunization clinics at Northills Centre in North Kamloops over the next two weeks for anyone who has not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or anyone who received their first dose more than 28 days ago. People can walk-up, register and receive their first or second COVID-19 vaccine. All clinics are in the mall’s food court area and will be held on: • Wednesday, Aug. 25: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Thursday, Aug. 26: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 30: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Wednesday, Sept. 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Thursday, Sept. 2: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Anyone born in 2009 or earlier is eligible for immunization. People are eligible for their second dose 28 days after receiving their first dose. People can also get their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by dropping in to an immunization clinic or mak-

ing an appointment. To make an appointment, register online by visiting the provincial website at www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/, call 1-833-838-2323, or visit a Service BC office listed here, and then book an appointment. MASS CLINIC HAS MOVED Interior Health has moved its mass COVID-19 immunization clinic from the Tournament Capital Centre to Aberdeen Mall.

The clinic at the TCC closed this past Monday and reopened at the mall on Tuesday. The clinic is in the first floor space formerly occupied by La Senza and can be accessed through the mall’s lower level main entrance. The new clinic will be smaller in size than the operation at the TCC, but can be increased in size if need be. The move also allows the city to use TCC for sporting events and recreational activities.

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

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non-profit society like Kamloops Makerspace isn’t in it for the money. But when COVID-19 forced the facility on West Victoria Street to close its doors for an indefinite amount of time, the loss of membership revenues proved challenging. Did they give up? Nope -they turned their attention to helping out, and began producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers and plexiglass barriers for businesses. Members worked tirelessly on the Makerspace’s face shield project. Face shields were distributed

throughout the community and sent Makerspace provides a place for to every province and territory and hobbyists, inventors, artists and innovative people a few states as well. When the face shields from all walks of life "As a new member were handed out to of Makerspace, I was to come together and essential workers, the greeted by a warm and share their enthusiasm vibrant community of and knowledge. response was often like-minded individuals. From the smiles, gasps, and In the last two weeks “hackroom” with 3D even tears of relief. since I've joined, I've printers, an electronics It was a generous learned so much act, though it’s not the lab, and metal shop and I'm so thrilled to with lasercutter, regular business of Kamloops Makerspace. continue to make use to a wood shop, of all that Makerspace clayspace, design Founded in 2016, has to offer." Kamloops Makerspace lab and “craftorium” – James Befurt is dedicated to for sewing and serving the creative community jewellery-making, Makerspace has in the Thompson-Nicola region. something to fit every interest.

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

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There’s even a kitchen and lounge! Generally, the organization serves around 1300 people a year through drop-in events like Hack Night and workshops. Monthly, they average around 50 members, about half being families. Kamloops Makerspace is more than a workshop. It’s a community of tinkerers, artists, entrepreneurs, and all other creative people. Members don’t have to be experts -- they just need to bring their love for exploration and creativity. Let’s Keep Kamloops creative. Sign up for a Kamloops Makerspace membership, or donate today at kamloopsmakerspace.com.

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KAMLOOPS ART PAGE Welcome to Kamloops This Week’s Art Page, where we showcase creations from artists of all ages. Submissions can be sent via email to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.

Cosmic Sand, Lucia Sirianni, Grade 7, Lloyd George elementary.

Untitled, Kaitlyn Laviolette, Grade 6, Westsyde elementary.

Speaking Eyes, Shanzay Shehzad, Grade 4, Aberdeen elementary.

Looking Through Lenses, Lydia Enochsen, Grade 6, Barriere elementary.

Untitled, by Joey Majak, Grade 6, Parkcrest elementary.

Untitled, Olivea Wall Grade 6, Raft River elementary.

Untitled, Gwen Finley, Grade 7, Lloyd George elementary. Cotton Candy Ice Cream, Avery Madsen, Grade 5, South Sa-Hali elementary. Says Avery: “I like to make art because it clears my head and it is fun. I feel much better after I create something. I used foil paper and acrylic paint for my project. I enjoyed learning how to add texture to the foil. My pre-school teacher inspired me to do art as we often learned about different artists, such as Emily Carr, and Picasso. This piece is important to me because it is displayed in my home.”

Untitled, Miyah Jansen, Grade 7, Raft River elementary.

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etween the fourth and 15th centuries, while the West underwent its Dark and Middle ages, much took place in the Eastern half of the Roman Empire (known also as the Byzantine Empire). Most importantly for this forum, the Church during this time established the principles of its governance, namely through councils. The principles of a Church council derive from the New Testament. The acts of the Apostles, relates how the early Church faced the question as to whether or not gentile Christians should also be circumcised as Jews. After engaging in “no small dissension and debate” (Acts 15:2) with these “Judaizers,” the Apostles Paul and Barnabas went up to Jerusalem, where “the apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter.” (Acts 15:6) After much debate, the council accepted that baptism alone was sufficient to make the gentiles acceptable before God. A letter was then delivered to the gentile Christians in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia, who received the decision with joy. (Acts 15:31) Three centuries later, another controversy arose. Arius, a presbyter from Alexandria, began teaching

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

that Jesus was not really the same as God, but rather a quasi-divine being who had been created some time before the beginning of human history. Like the teachings of the Judaizers, Arius’ teaching raised no small dissension and debate, which threatened to tear apart the Church even as it emerged into its age of peace. The new Christian Emperor Constantine, perhaps sensing that political instability would result from this theological division, insisted that the Church leaders meet to resolve their differences in the traditional New Testament manner. So it was that in 325 A.D., a Church council was held in the city of Nicaea. Constantine, though present and involved, did not actively govern the council, leaving that job to the bishops

and presbyters under the leadership of a Spanish bishop, Hosias of Cordoba. The ancient Church historian Eusebius, writing a few years after the council, recounts the events: “Some began to accuse their neighbours, who defended themselves, and recriminated in their turn. In this manner numberless assertions were put forth by each party, and a violent controversy arose at the very commencement.” After much debate, Arius’ teaching was condemned and the council reached “one mind and judgment respecting every disputed question.” Eusebius adds: “Those points also which were sanctioned by the resolution of the whole body were committed to writing, and received the signature of each several member.” Of course, the issue did not end with the conclusion of the council. The decisions of the bishops and presbyters needed to be presented to Christians throughout the Empire for their approval. This resulted in almost 60 years of further discussion and debate among the general Christian populace, before the decisions of Nicaea were finally accepted as ecumenical: universal and binding for all Christians who claimed to follow the faith of the Apostles.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR WE APPRECIATE KTW’S WEEKLY FAITH PAGE Editor: We are grateful for your inclusion of the Faith page perspective in KTW. In a world where disaster and negativity are so much the norm, these writings bring hope . We appreciate reading this page each week. Tonia and Garry Howell Kamloops

In the centuries that followed, numerous theological divisions resulted in Church councils throughout the Byzantine Empire. Of the many councils held, the Eastern Orthodox Church accepts seven as ecumenical: Nicaea I (325 A.D.), Constantinople I (381 A.D.), Ephesus (431 A.D.), Chalcedon (451 A.D.), Constantinople II and III (553 A.D. and 680 A.D. respectively) and Nicaea II (787 A.D.). These and other councils followed the general pattern laid down in Acts 15. 1) Dissension arose over particular matters. 2) Church elders and leaders assembled. 3) Debate and discussion ensued. 4) Consensus was finally reached and a decision made. 5) The decision was offered to the faithful for their acceptance. In time, the assembly of the Church either accepted or rejected the councils’ decisions, as the Holy Spirit guided them. In the Eastern Orthodox understanding, Church councils are neither theological commissions that hand down their decisions like laws from on high, nor are they democratic free-for-alls in which a mere 51 per cent majority is accepted as “the will of the people.” They are neither the

tyranny of men nor the “rule by numbers.” Rather, councils operate on the assumption that individual Christians (both lay and clerical) have, by virtue of their baptism, received “all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:19). Through debate and discussion, the people of God strive to articulate the one truth of God that lies within them. And as they move towards this consensus, like spokes moving toward the centre of a wheel, they are united in “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all.” (Eph. 4:5-6) Church history clearly demonstrates that finding such God-inspired consensus (known as conciliarity) is always a messy and protracted process. But it is necessarily so. For only when God’s people take the time required to internalize and articulate the one truth in diverse and unique voices, can they fully reveal the life of the Trinity itself, where one God is made known in three Persons: unity in diversity, and diversity in unity. V. Rev. Richard René is the priest-in-charge of St. Nicholas Orthodox Mission, (orthodoxkamloops.ca), an English-language Eastern Orthodox Church for the Kamloops community.

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