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WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2021

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TABLE OF CONTENTS FOOD & DRINK:

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“WHAT’S THE BEST…”? HERE’S YOUR ANSWERS

t seems these days the most common question you see on social media these days is “What’s the best (insert name here) in Kamloops?” And every time it’s asked, people are flooded with the opinions of whoever sees it – and sometimes some pretty spirited debate. But what if there were a place where you were getting more than the opinions of whoever’s on their phone at the same time you were – a place where thousands of people had already given their opinion on hundreds of different categories and someone had organized them neatly for you? Well, you’re reading it right now. The 2021 Kamloops This Week Readers Choice Awards winners are here for you, with more than 150,000 votes cast in more than 230 local categories, recognizing more than 500 amazing local businesses. The Readers Choice Awards has a history dating back more than 25 years in Kamloops. Many of the businesses listed here in this special publication have won awards in their categories for many years running, while many are celebrating their first Readers Choice Award here. Whether it’s their first or their 21st, one thing is clear: a Readers Choice Award is an honour that can’t be bought. It can only be earned from you– our readers. And the voters, as they say, are never wrong. Kamloops is a fortunate city to have so many community-minded, locally owned companies who are committed to quality and customer service. This is your guide to who your fellow Kamloopsians know, love and trust with their business. Hang on to it and use it the next time you’re looking for a service, an experience or something new to try – and watch for the coveted Readers Choice plaques hanging in your local business as the seal of approval from your community. After a year and a half of restrictions due to COVID and a summer of smoke, these local businesses need your support more than ever. Before you place that order for a product online coming from the other side of the world, ask yourself if one of these businesses can fulfil your needs. To our winners listed here, congratulations and thanks for everything you do for the community, and thanks for your advertising support here in these pages and online throughout the year. Your patronage lets us tell the stories of this amazing community in print every week and online all the time, and also helps us support hundreds of local groups and organizations with hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising support. That’s the power of shopping local. Read all about it, right here. — Tim Shoults Operations Manager, Kamloops This Week

RETAIL:

Appetizers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Beer Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Buffet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Burgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Caesars (Cocktail) . . . . . . . . . . 7 Charcuterie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chicken Wings . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chinese Food . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Dessert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Drink Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 East Indian Cuisine . . . . . . . . . 7 Family Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fast Food Breakfast . . . . . . . . 11 Food & Beverage Service . . . . . 11 Food Truck . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Greek Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Healthy Menu . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ice Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Mexican Cuisine . . . . . . . . . 11 Nachos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 New Restaurant (opened in past year) . . . . . . . 11 Night Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Patio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Romantic Dining . . . . . . . . . 11 Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Specialty Coffee . . . . . . . . . . 11 Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Upscale Dining . . . . . . . . . . 15 Vegan Dining . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Vegetarian Options . . . . . . . . 15 Vegetarian Options . . . . . . . . 15 Wine List . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

PEOPLE & PLACES:

Attraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . Band/Singer . . . . . . . . . . . . Event Planner . . . . . . . . . . . Fundraising Event . . . . . . . . . Influencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Facebook Page . . . . . . . Local Facebook Page . . . . . . . Local Instagram Account . . . . . Local Radio DJ (individual or show) . . . . . . . . Local Radio Station . . . . . . . . Nicest Smile in Kamloops . . . . . Non-Profit Organization . . . . . Performing Arts/Theatre Organization . . . . . . . . . . . Personality . . . . . . . . . . . . Politician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sports Association . . . . . . . . Sports Team . . . . . . . . . . . . Visual Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . Volunteer . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adult Store . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Antiques & Collectibles . . . . . . 19 Appliance Store . . . . . . . . . . 19 Athletic Specialty Store . . . . . . 19 Auto Dealership (New) . . . . . . 19 Auto Dealership (Used) . . . . . . 19 Auto Parts Store . . . . . . . . . 19 Bicycle Shop . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Boat Dealership . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Children’s Wear . . . . . . . . . . 23 Cold Beer/Wine Store . . . . . . 23 Computer Store . . . . . . . . . . 23 Convenience Store . . . . . . . . 23 Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Fabric Store . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Farm Equipment Dealer . . . . . 23 Fishing Store . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Flooring Store . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Flower Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Furniture Store . . . . . . . . . . 23 Garden Centre . . . . . . . . . . 23 Grocery Store . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Hardware Store . . . . . . . . . . 27 Health Food Store . . . . . . . . 27 Heavy Equipment Dealer . . . . . 27 Home Decor Store . . . . . . . . 27 Home Electronics Store . . . . . .27 Home Improvement Store . . . . 27 Jewellery Store . . . . . . . . . . 27 Ladies’ Wear . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Lighting Store . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Mattress Store . . . . . . . . . . 27 Men’s Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Modular Home Manufacturer . . 27 Motorcycle Shop . . . . . . . . . 27 New Business (Opened in Past Year) . . . . . . . 27 Optical Store . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Paint Store . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Pet Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Pool & Spa Company . . . . . . . 31 Produce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 RV Dealership . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Shoe Store . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Shopping Centre . . . . . . . . . 31 Snowmobile Shop . . . . . . . . . 31 Specialty Gift Shop . . . . . . . . 35 Specialty Meat Store . . . . . . . 35 Sporting Goods Store . . . . . . . 35 Thrift Store . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tire Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Toys, Games & Hobbies . . . . . 35 Tractor-Trailer Dealership . . . . . 35 Truck Dealership (New) . . . . . . 35 Truck Dealership (Used) . . . . . 35

SERVICES:

Accounting Firm . . . . . . . . . Acupuncture Clinic . . . . . . . . Art Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto Body Shop . . . . . . . . . Auto Detailer . . . . . . . . . . . Auto Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto Salesperson . . . . . . . . . Auto Tinting . . . . . . . . . . . . Bank/Financial Institution . . . . Barber Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . Boat Service . . . . . . . . . . . . Body Piercing Studio . . . . . . . Bookkeeping Service . . . . . . . Business Coaching and Consulting Services . . . . . Cannabis Dispensary . . . . . . . Car Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carpet Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . Catering Company . . . . . . . . Cell Phone Retailer . . . . . . . . Chiropractor . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleaning, Janitorial and Building Maintenance Services . . Contractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . Counselling Services . . . . . . . Dance Studio . . . . . . . . . . . Day Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dentist (individual) . . . . . . . . Dentist’s office . . . . . . . . . . Diesel Mechanic Shop . . . . . . Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

35 35 35 35 35 35 35 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 43 43 43 43 43 43

Dog Training Centre . . . . . . . 43 Doula Services . . . . . . . . . . 43 Driving School . . . . . . . . . . 43 Dry Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Early Childhood Educator . . . . 43 Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Employment Agency . . . . . . . 43 Esthetician . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Fire Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Fitness Club . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Funeral Director . . . . . . . . . 47 Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Hair Removal . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Hair Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Hairstylist for Women . . . . . . 47 Hairsylist for Men . . . . . . . . 47 Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Home Builder . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Home Inspection . . . . . . . . . 51 Home Security Company . . . . . 51 Home-Based Business . . . . . . 51 Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Insurance Company . . . . . . . . 51 Interior Design and Downsizing Services . . . . . 53 Investment/Certified Financial Planner . . . . . . . . . 53 Investment/Financial Advisor . . 53 Investment/Financial Planning Firm 53 Junk Removal . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Kitchen Renovator . . . . . . . . 53 Landscaping Company . . . . . . 53 Lash Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Law Firm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Lawn Maintenance . . . . . . . . 53 Lawyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Locksmith . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Makeup Artist . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Manicure/Pedicure Studio . . . . 53 Manicure/Pedicure Studio . . . . 53 Manicurist/Pedicurist . . . . . . . 53 Martial Arts Studio . . . . . . . . 53 Massage Provider . . . . . . . . . 55 Medical Services Provider . . . . 55 Midwife Services . . . . . . . . . 55 Mortgage Broker . . . . . . . . . 55 Moving Company . . . . . . . . . 55 Music Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Naturopath . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Notary Public . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Nutritionist . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Office Equipment Supplier . . . . 59 Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Optometrist . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Painting (Interior/Exterior) . . . . 59 Payday Loan Services . . . . . . . 59 Personal Trainer . . . . . . . . . . 61 Pest Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Pet Boarding/Kennel . . . . . . . 61 Pet Grooming . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Pet Sitting Services . . . . . . . . 61 Pharmacist . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Photography . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Physiotherapist . . . . . . . . . . 65 Plumbing Company . . . . . . . . 65 Real Estate Company . . . . . . . 65 Realtor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Recycling Depot . . . . . . . . . 65 Restoration Services . . . . . . . 65 Roofing Company . . . . . . . . . 65 Seniors Home . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Shuttle/Tour Company . . . . . . 65 Sign Making Firm . . . . . . . . . 65 Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Storage Facility . . . . . . . . . . 65 Tattoo Artist . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Tattoo Studio . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Travel Agency . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Travel Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 U-Brew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Veterinarian . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Veterinary Clinic . . . . . . . . . 66 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Website Design Company . . . . 66 Wedding Planner . . . . . . . . . 66 Window Cleaner . . . . . . . . . 66 Window Cleaning . . . . . . . . . 66 X-Ray Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Yoga Instructor . . . . . . . . . . 66 Yoga Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . 66


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READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Thank you Kamloops! for voting us one of the BEST furniture stores!

#1 FURNITURE STORE IN NORTH AMERICA

1663 EAST TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS FOR VOTING US BEST Auto Salesperson | Auto Detailer | Auto Repair | Diesel Repair

2483 East Trans Canada Hwy 1.888.874.7500 www.volkswagenofkamloops.com

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WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2021

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#1- Best Certified Financial Planner #1- Best Financial Advisor #1- Best Financial Planning Firm

We are honoured to have won in all 3 categories! Thank you to our valued clients and readers.

Soria

Shannon

Eric

Keith

Debra

Erin

Invest Well. Live Well. Davis Wealth Management Team

Building your financial future – together

TD Wealth Private Investment Advice Office (250) 314-5121 Free 1-866-377-1511 eric.davis@td.com keith.davis@td.com www.daviswealth.ca

Davis Wealth Management Team is part of TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, a division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. which is a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. ®The TD logo and other trademarks are the property of The Toronto-Dominion Bank or its subsidiaries.


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READERS CHOICE - FOOD AND DRINK APPETIZERS

BREAKFAST

CAESARS (COCKTAIL)

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

ATLAS Steak + Fish

Hello Toast

DESSERT

McCracken Station Pub

Dairy Queen RUNNERS UP

Fox’n Hounds Pub Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub Mr Mike’s

Cora’s Kamloops Amsterdam Restaurant

Earls Kamloops Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub

Frozen Paddle - Kamloops Scoopz Ice Cream Parlour

ASIAN

BREWERY

CHARCUTERIE

DRINK MENU

Arigato Sushi Restaurant RUNNERS UP

Bright Eye Brewing RUNNERS UP

Blue Fish Sushi Hatsuki Sushi

Red Collar Brewing Co. Iron Road Brewing

BAKERY

BUFFET

Brynn’s Bakery RUNNERS UP

Cascades Casino Kamloops RUNNERS UP

Gary’s European Sausage & Deli Ltd

Bright Eye Brewing

RUNNERS UP

ATLAS Steak + Fish Mittz Kitchen

CHICKEN WINGS

EAST INDIAN CUISINE

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

ATLAS Steak + Fish Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Fox’n Hounds Pub

Flavours of India

Craig’s Bakery & Deli Cobb’s

Hoja Mongolian Grill Stock Pot Cafe

Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub Chances Barside Lounge Kamloops

Spice Maurya’s Rest.Bar.Banquet

BEER MENU

BURGERS

CHINESE FOOD

FAMILY RESTAURANT

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Bright Eye Brewing Fox’n Hounds Pub Red Collar Brewing Co.

Red Robin

Mr Mike’s Bright Eye Brewing

Moon Wok

Oriental Gardens Restaurant Ltd Bamboo Inn

Harold’s Restaurant

Bold Pizzeria Scott’s Inn & Restaurant - Kamloops

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS FOR VOTING US

#1 POOL & SPA COMPANY!

1388 Battle St • 250-372-8581 • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 - 5:00 PM, Sat 10:00 - 4:00 PM • parklanepoolandspa.com


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WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2021

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Thank You Kamloops! for voting us

THE BEST RESTORATION SERVICE

Greg (left) and Chris (right) are proud of their team at ServiceMaster and thrilled to be servicing Kamloops and area for over 28 years! Thank you to all of our amazing staff and all of their hard work and dedication. Locally owned for 28 years

#106 - 1366 Hugh Allan Drive Kamloops, BC, V1S 1L8

Tel: 250-828-7994

SVMRESTORE-KAMLOOPS.CA


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READERS CHOICE - FOOD AND DRINK

Boogie the Bridge was voted the Best Local Fundraising Event by the readers of Kamloops This Week (see page B19).

F R A N C A M U RA C A ONE OF THE BEST NOTARY PUBLIC

A heartfelt thank you to all of our clients. It is a pleasure to serve you. • Will and Estate Planning • Real Estate Transactions

• Incapacity Planning • Notarizing Documents

T: 778-696-4LAW E: info@muracanotary.ca 301-619 Victoria Street muracanotary.ca

THANK YOU, KAMLOOPS, FOR VOTING US BEST SPECIALTY CAFE! L OC A T E D D O W N T O W N A T

5 th + victorIa local COFFEE + local FOOD

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WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2021

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#1 LIGHTING STORE

Thank You KAMLOOPS!

EVERYTHING IN LIGHTING & LIGHT BULBS

We’re honoured to be named one of

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

Thank You to our loyal customers!

THE BEST NOTARY PUBLICS

OVER

43

YEARS IN BUSINESS

in Kamloops!

Natalie L Hebert

We have the Largest Lighting Selection!

Our mission is to provide each and every client with skilled legal advice in a timely and efficient manner. We handle every case with accountability and responsiveness. We are dedicated to focusing on the legal aspects of your case, so that you can focus on your personal success. Our mission is based on the values we hold true: integrity, service and excellence.

www.nlhlawyer.ca reception@nlhlawyer.ca 236-425-1981 #370 - 546 St Paul St.

250-372-0811 - 1140 VICTORIA STREET KAMLOOPSLIGHTING.COM 250-372-0811 - 1140 VICTORIA STREET KAMLOOPSLIGHTING.COM

Thank you Kamloops for voting us

#1 CANNABIS STORE

CANNABIS 236.421.1610 | 750 Fortune Drive | 9am - 11pm | 7 days a week

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fiorefresco.ca


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READERS CHOICE - FOOD AND DRINK FAST FOOD BREAKFAST

HEALTHY MENU

RUNNERS UP

ahhYaY - Wellness Café Ohana Deli & Market

FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE

ICE CREAM

McDonald’s A&W Canada Tim Hortons

Fox’n Hounds Pub

The Chopped Leaf RUNNERS UP

Scoopz Ice Cream Parlour RUNNERS UP

NEW RESTAURANT

PUB

(OPENED IN PAST YEAR)

Fox’n Hounds Pub

RUNNERS UP

Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub Bright Eye Brewing

NIGHT CLUB

ROMANTIC DINING

Tongdak Korean Fried Chicken Freshii Blue Fish Sushi

The Blue Grotto RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Brownstone Restaurant RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Frozen Paddle - Kamloops Dairy Queen

Commodore Grand Cafe & Ballroom CJ’s Nightclub

ATLAS Steak + Fish ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits

FOOD TRUCK

MEXICAN CUISINE

PATIO

SEAFOOD

Bright Eye Brewing Mr Mike’s

Valhalla Smoke House RUNNERS UP

Eats Amore Cookshack Cravings

GREEK CUISINE Dorian Greek House RUNNERS UP

Minos Greek Souvlaki Restaurant Farros

Señor Froggy Restaurant North Kamloops

ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits

RUNNERS UP

Carlos O’Bryan’s Neighbourhood Pub Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub

C-Lovers Fish & Chips ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits

NACHOS

Iron Road Brewing

PIZZA

Bold Pizzeria

SPECIALTY COFFEE

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Casa Azul Kamloops Pacific Taco

Fox’n Hounds Pub Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub

RUNNERS UP

Pizza Pi Boston Pizza

ATLAS Steak + Fish RUNNERS UP

Amplified Cafe Caffé Motivo Sun Perks Coffee

Thank you for voting us One of the Best Seniors Homes

The Hamlets at Westsyde is a unique community designed for individuals and couples seeking quality assisted living or complex care for seniors and young adults. Our resident centered philosophy provides a focus on residents’ personal choice and dignity creating a community where health and happiness are a way of life.

OUR VALUES Quality of Life Loving Care Honouring Individuals Integrity Share Responsibility Sanctity of Life

3255 Overlander Drive, Kamloops 250.579.9061 thehamletsatwestsyde.com


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Thank you for your trust and voting us

#1 in Kamloops 15 times in a row!

Same Great Team Here For You All These Years. We Appreciate Your Loyalty!

1280 SUMMIT DRIVE (Across from Tudor Village)

250-314-0610

Yes We Are Warranty Approved!

LANSDOWNE VILLAGE (Beside the Bus Loop)

250-314-1141


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READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The BC Wildlife Park was once again voted Best Local Attraction in the People and Places category (see page B15).

Since 1982

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

#1 AUTOBODY SHOP!

Thank you Kamloops for voting us Best Locksmith! 220 Lansdowne Street

Monday to Friday 8-5 • Saturday 10-4 Emergency Service available evenings/weekends Shop 250-372-3656 Direct 250-320-5625 ®

brownslocksmith.ca

COME AND SEE US!

789 LORNE ST, KAMLOOPS 250-372-7511 • AUTOBODYKAMLOOPS.CA


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WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2021

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Thank you Kamloops for voting us

BEST PLACE FOR ART CLASSES!

PAUL & COMPANY LAWYERS • Mediators • Arbitrators

My sincere appreciation to those in my home town community who have sought my firm’s assistance over the past 35 years. It has been a pleasure serving you.

David A. Paul, QC Visit Us! Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Free Admission Thursdays generously sponsored by BCLC

BGS, LLB, LLM

(Mediator, Family Law Arbitrator, Parenting Coordinator)

gallery // studio // store

kag.bc.ca • 465 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC

Photo: Frank Luca

172 Battle street 250-828-9998 kamloopslaw.com

ONE OF THE BEST PLUMBERS READER’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER 7 YEARS IN A ROW

2019/2020

Our customers avoid the HASSLE and call McCaskill NEW - Septic Pumping & Services Commercial & Residential Plumbing • Heating • Gas Fitting

SENIOR DISCOUNTS 27035 City View, Kamloops

250-374-2820

mccaskillmechanical.ca

Thank you for your trust


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FOOD & DRINK/PEOPLE & PLACES” STEAK

VEGETARIAN OPTIONS

ATLAS Steak + Fish

ahhYaY - Wellness Café The Chopped Leaf

RUNNERS UP Mr Mike’s Twisted Olive

Arigato Sushi Restaurant RUNNERS UP

Madison Olds RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Shattered Blue Angie Heinze Band

WINE LIST

EVENT PLANNER

Freshii

SUSHI

BAND/SINGER

ATLAS Steak + Fish RUNNERS UP

GK Sound

RUNNERS UP

Blue Fish Sushi Hatsuki Sushi

Brownstone Restaurant Earls Kamloops

Elm and Peony—Emma Matusiak Brandy Maddison

UPSCALE DINING

WINERY

FUNDRAISING EVENT

Brownstone Restaurant RUNNERS UP

Monte Creek Ranch Winery RUNNERS UP

ATLAS Steak + Fish Peter’s Pasta

Privato Vineyard & Winery Harper’s Trail Estate Winery

Boogie the Bridge RUNNERS UP

Y Dream Home Lottery Rotary RibFest

PEOPLE & PLACES

VEGAN DINING

ahhYaY - Wellness Café RUNNERS UP

Chopped Leaf The Art We Are Cafe

ATTRACTION

INFLUENCER

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

BC Wildlife Park

Big Little Science Center Western Canada Theatre

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEED

ROYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM

GET UP TO 10% BACK SEE INSTORE FOR DETAILS

• Protein Powders/Bars • Vitamins & Minerals • Amino Acids • Herbal Supplements • Weight-Loss Support • Health Foods • Natural Remedies • Personal Care • Immune Support • Merchandise

Thank you Kamloops for voting us as

#1 LOCAL FACEBOOK PAGE and

ONE OF THE BEST HEALTH FOOD STORES 45B-700 Tranquille Road, Kamloops 4-5580 Anderson Way, Vernon

1-778-470-5464

www.supplementking.ca

Justin Grover

LOCAL FACEBOOK PAGE New Country 103.1 Supplement King RUNNERS UP

Kamloops Photography

LOCAL INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT The Nutritional Nerd RUNNERS UP

The Truth Snow Skate Life Tumbleweed Toys

LOCAL RADIO DJ

(INDIVIDUAL OR SHOW) Cheryl & Rich, B-100 RUNNERS UP

Nikki Omen, 98.3 CIFM Casey Clarke, New Country 103.1

LOCAL RADIO STATION

Tara Holmes Greg Stewart

B-100

RUNNERS UP

New Country 103.1 98.3 CIFM

Thank You Kamloops For Voting Us Your #1 Drycleaner. Under New Ownership. Drop in to say Hi!

• Alterations & Repair • Wash & Fold Laundry Services • Coin Laundrymat mccleaners.ca 437 Seymour Street - 250-372-9655 1200 Summit Dr - 250-372-7523 301 Tranquille Road - 250-554-2131

, 2015, 2016 2017, 2018 2019, 2020


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Thank you Kamloops

#1 Veterinarian Dr. Sharma

Dr Joshi

missing from team photo

The Kind of Care your Pets Deserve Tranquille Road Animal Hospital is proud to meet the pet care needs of the Kamloops, BC, area. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Anil Sharma, who is a licensed, experienced Kamloops veterinarian. Modern day veterinary medicine is unique in the medical fields in that it is centered on the health of both animals and people. • • • • • • • •

Blood Diagnostics Dental Disease Treatment Pet-Pharmacy Pet Wellness Program Puppy & Kitten Care Radiology Senior Care

• Surgery • Hospice & Euthanasia Services • In-House Laboratory • Microchipping • Nutritional Counseling • Parasite Prevention

TRANQUILLE ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL 456 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC

250.376.6797 www.tranquillevet.com

Monday - Friday: 8AM–6PM • Saturday & Sunday: 9AM–5PM • CLOSED HOLIDAYS


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Lordco Auto Parts has won Best Auto Parts Store in Readers Choice for eight consecutive years (see page B19).

Thank you! We greatly appreciate the support of our community.

THANK YOU for voting us

BEST MENSWEAR STORE in Kamloops! Suiting your everyday needs with traditional service

We can’t wait to get back to in-person concerts, starting September 25.

McAllister & Howard Clothiers - CLOTHING MEN CONFIDENTLY -

kamloopssymphony.com

235 Victoria Street - Downtown Kamloops 250-372-9588 - mchclothiers.com MON- SAT 10-5 - CLOSED SUNDAY


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We are honored and humbled to have been voted as your #1 trusted travel agency!

Voted the Best Computer Store in Kamloops, Simply continues to honour a 37 year tradition of providing our clients with professional and affordable tech solutions.

Congratulations to Nancy Cuzzetto for winning #1 travel advisor!

To book your next vacation, contact TRAVELWISE at: p: 250.851.0211 456 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC V2C 2A7

Thank You Kamloops!

For Voting Us Best Appliance Store and

One Of The Best Mattress Stores In Kamloops. 948 Tranquille Road,

Kamloops, BC V2B 3J5 Phone: 250-376-5353

Fax: 250-376-8381

Email: sales@gordskamloops.ca

Store Hours Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday Closed


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READERS CHOICE - PEOPLE & PLACES/RETAIL NICEST SMILE IN KAMLOOPS

Lorraine Korobanik, Lorraine Korobanik Fitness RUNNERS UP

POLITICIAN

VOLUNTEER

Arjun Singh

Danalee Baker

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Bill Sarai Todd Stone

Gerry Reid - Santa Annette Hanna Kamloops

Kamloops Hospice Association

SPORTS ASSOCIATION Kamloops Youth Soccer Association

ADULT STORE Doctor Love RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

BC SPCA Kamloops Community Animal Centre A Way Home Kamloops

Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club Kamloops Minor Lacrosse Association

Scarlet Apple Fear City Tattoos

PERFORMING ARTS/ THEATRE ORGANIZATION

SPORTS TEAM

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

RUNNERS UP

Harmonie Auction and Collectibles

RUNNERS UP

Western Canada Theatre RUNNERS UP

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra Saucy Fops

PERSONALITY Bill O’Donovan RUNNERS UP Greg Stewart David Payne

The Truth Snow Skate Life RUNNERS UP Sport Chek Runners Sole

RETAIL

Alicia Grover - No Limits Fitness Anthony Salituro

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

ATHLETIC SPECIALTY STORE

Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club TRU WolfPack Soccer Kamloops Venom Lacrosse Club

VISUAL ARTIST Carly Schmidt RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

AUTO DEALERSHIP (NEW) Kamloops Hyundai Ltd RUNNERS UP

Dearborn Ford Kamloops Mercedes-Benz Kamloops

AUTO DEALERSHIP (USED) Country Auto Sales RUNNERS UP

Treasures Hot Deals on Cool Wheels

Dearborn Ford Kamloops Zimmer Wheaton GMC Buick

APPLIANCE STORE

AUTO PARTS STORE

RUNNERS UP

NAPA Auto Parts Gilbert Supply Co.

Gord’s Appliance + Mattress Centre

Askem - Cjay Boisclair Laura MacRae

The Home Depot Best Buy

Lordco

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS, FOR VOTING US THE NUMBER ONE, HEAVY EQUIPMENT DEALER.

1-888-Finning | Finning.com 346-6464

RUNNERS UP

WINNER 2019


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Thanks for all the love! We would like to thank all our customers for their support over the years. We wouldn’t be the best adult store in town with out you!

Thank you for voting for us!

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

BEST X-RAY CLINIC • All Requisitions Accepted • No Appointment Necessary • FREE Covered Parking • Open During Lunch Hour • Two X-Ray Machines • Minimal Wait Time

Monday - Saturday 9am- 5pm

521 VICTORIA STREET KAMLOOPS BC OPEN MON-SUN 10 AM-10 PM 250.314.1440 DOCTORLOVE.CA

107-450 Lansdowne St, Lower Level, Lansdowne Village Mall Call: 250-377-0773 • www.downtownxray.ca

THANK YOU!

We pride ourselves on our enduring track record over 3 decades!

Thank you Kamloops for your amazing support over the past year.

Home of the $5.00 Watch Battery www.danielles.ca

Locally Owned and Operated Jewellery Repairs Done on Location

International & National Recruitment Partnerships Permanent Recruitment | Temporary Staffing Contract Positions | Executive Search Services

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

If it takes a battery; we do it! Karen Watt

Monday - Saturday: 10 am-4:00 pm Closed Sunday Located in Sahali Mall

CPC, CEO

Kamloops Interior Suite #600-235-1st Avenue Kamloops, BC V2C 3J4 250-374-3853

Northern BC #204, 1300-1st Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 2Y3 250-596-3683

www.excel.bc.ca

SINCE 1992

& Implant Centre

BUSINESS COACHING & CONSULTING SERVICES

Providing Family Dentistry, Preventative, Restorative & Cosmetic. Sedation Options Available.

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME OPEN MON. - THURS. 8:30AM - 4:30PM FRIDAY 8:30AM - 3:00PM FREE PARKING

Thank you Kamloops for voting us the #1 Dental Office and Website DR. JAS SARAO

#1 Dentist & Medical Service Provider

DR. JASPAL SARAO, DR. SUNIL MALHOTRA & ASSOCIATES

www.fortunedental.ca | reception@fortunedental.ca #1A - 750 Fortune Shopping Centre • 250-376-5354


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READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The Kamloops Blazers were voted Best Local Sports Team once again (see page B19).

Keeping it Simple®

DO I LOOK LIKE I PAY ACCOUNT FEES? With the Simply Free Account® you get: • $0 monthly fees • $0 fees at any ding free® ATM • FREE unlimited Interac e-Transfer®

WINNER 2021

Apply online today. ®DING FREE & Design are registered trade-marks of Central 1 Credit Union, used under license.

valleyfirst.com/free

Bank. Borrow. Insure. Invest.


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Serving the Kamloops community for 41 years

Thank you Kamloops for choosing us One of the Best

POOL & SPA COMPANY

WE’VE ! MOVED

Thank you Kamloops for voting us as

#1 Deli Store and One Of The Best Specialty Meats Store

POOL & SPA SERVICES POOL WINTERIZATION

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED

SPA YEARLY MAINTENANCE

• • • • • •

Pool Chemicals Pool Equipment Pool Pumps, Filters & Heaters Liner Installation Robotic Pool Cleaners Pool Covers

• • • • •

Hot Tub repairs Hot Tubs & Spa Chemicals Hot Tub & Spa Accessories Hot Tub & Spa Covers AND MUCH MORE!

VISIT US AT OUR NEW LOCATION 499 CHILCOTIN RD (OFF MT PAUL)

250-554-4438 • WWW.DESERTPOOLSANDSPAS.COM Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00pm • Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Truly exceptional homemade European sausage & imported deli goods. Fortune Shopping Centre, Kamloops, B.C. 250.376.0832 ~ garysdeli@shaw.ca

AUTOMOTIVE • RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL

PLEXI SNEEZE GUARDS made on site!

ICBC & PRIVATE INSURANCE CLAIMS

• Rock Chip Repairs • Bevelled Mirrors • Plexiglass/Lexan • Tempered Glass • Showers and Railings

• Sealed Units & Vinyl Windows • Patio Doors & Screen Service • Glass & Mirrors Cut to Size • Safety Glass & Mirrors

Thank you for choosing us as

ONE OF THE BEST AUTO REPAIRS! ~Tania & Darcy Powell

Courtesy Cars Free Wash & Vacuum • Urethane For Fast Drive Away Service Available! 437 MT. PAUL WAY - ACROSS FROM RONA - 250-372-5177 - Monday - Friday 8-5 • Closed Long Weekends


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READERS CHOICE - RETAIL BICYCLE SHOP

COLD BEER/ WINE STORE

FABRIC STORE

RUNNERS UP

Heather’s Fabric Shelf & Quilt Shop Katja’s Quilt Shoppe

Art Knapp Garden Centre & Florist Kamloops Florist Ltd

COMPUTER STORE

FARM EQUIPMENT DEALER

FURNITURE STORE

Norkam Lock & Cycle

Stag’s Head Liquor Store

RUNNERS UP

Bicycle Cafe District Bicycle Company

BOAT DEALERSHIP Little River Boatworld

Sahali Liquor Store Inc U DISTRICT LIQUOR STORE

Simply Computing

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Domenic’s Marine Ltd Prop & Track Recreation

Kamloops Computer Centre Josto Computers

BOOKSTORE Chapters

Fabricland

RUNNERS UP

Purity Feed Co Ltd

FLOWER SHOP Rose and Wild florist RUNNERS UP

LMB Designs RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

The Brick Ashley HomeStore

CONVENIENCE STORE

FISHING STORE

GARDEN CENTRE

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

7-Eleven

Douglas Lake Equipment Delta Irrigation Products Ltd

Surplus Herby’s

Legends Used Books Andrena’s Book Company

Parkcrest Corner Store Twin Rivers Market

Canadian Tire Habitat for Humanity Kamloops & ReStore

CHILDREN’S WEAR

DELI

FLOORING STORE

RUNNERS UP

Bridgeport Floors Best Budget Floors

Carter’s

RUNNERS UP

The Modern Family Boutique Winners & HomeSense

Gary’s European Sausage & Deli Ltd Chop N Block Fratelli’s Delicatessen

End of the Roll RUNNERS UP

Art Knapp Garden Centre & Florist RUNNERS UP

Lyons Landscaping and Garden Centre Purity Feed Co Ltd

GROCERY STORE Nature’s Fare Markets - Kamloops RUNNERS UP

Costco Wholesale Fresh St. Market - Kamloops

Wine Barrel Furniture - Natural - Custom - Unique

Thank you for voting us

Your #1 Furniture Store in Kamloops. Every piece we design is handcrafted and completely unique in its own way. We use only the highest quality, locally sourced hand selected material.

Stop by our showroom Thursday – Saturday 10-5 Lisa, Marc & Bodie Robitaille

1619 Valleyview Drive, Kamloops lmbdesigns.shop

Wine Barrel Fire Tables Barrel Stave Furniture Wine Barrel Smokers Barrel Stave Feature Walls

Custom Wine Cellars and more!


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Thank You KAMLOOPS! VOTED #1 GOLF COURSE

Mt. Paul Golf Course SERVING Kamloops’ Best Breakfasts AT 8 AM YEAR ROUND DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS LICENSED

IF YOUR HEALTH MATTERS, YOUR STORE MATTERS.

CHECK OUT THE RESTAURANT UPDATES & the PATIO EXPANSION!

#1 GROCERY STORE #1 BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Located in the Mt. Paul Industrial Park

250.374.4653 | www.mountpaulgolf.com

1350 SUMMIT DRIVE, KAMLOOPS

Thank you Kamloops for choosing us as

ONE OF THE BEST HVAC

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & PLUMBING

TARA OFFICE MANAGER

ROBERTA SERVICE COORDINATOR

SALES • SERVICE • INSTALLATION PLUMBING, HEATING, REFRIGERATION & AC

Trusted | Tested | Tough

Jaime Johnson

921 Laval Crescent, Kamloops - johnsonwalsh.com FREE ESTIMATE 250-374-1822


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READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Costco has been a multiple-category winner in Readers Choice for five consecutive years, this year winning Best Optical Store (see page B27) and placing in the top 3 in five other categories.

Leader

of the

Pack

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS for voting us Best Contractor!

Thank you for voting us One of the Best! • Dog Trainers • Pet Boarding

TRAINING BOARDING DAYCARE 177 Leigh Road 250-554-3700 braziliandogguru.com CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

Pete Oyer - 250-682-4467 www.missionbuilding.ca COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL | NEW CONSTRUCTION / RENOVATIONS | CUSTOM CABINETRY & MILLWORK


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WINNER 2020

Thank you for voting us for Readers Choice Awards TWO YEARS IN A ROW!

ONE OF THE BEST

#1 Veterinarian Clinic

2020

FREE MICROCHIP WITH DOG SPAY & NEUTER

#C-1420 Hugh Allan Dr. Kamloops (Across from Cap-It) w w w. t w i n r i v e r s . v e t • 250.828.2939

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

FREE TATTOO

WITH CAT SPAY & NEUTER

WITH EXTENDED HOURS MON-FRI: 8-7 • SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS 9-5


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READERS CHOICE - RETAIL HARDWARE STORE The Home Depot RUNNERS UP

Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre Canadian Tire

HEALTH FOOD STORE Nature’s Fare Markets - Kamloops RUNNERS UP

Supplement King Eastuff Grocery Wholesale Ltd

Finning Canada RUNNERS UP

HOME ELECTRONICS STORE

LIGHTING STORE

RUNNERS UP

Essence Lighting & Design Concept Lighting

Outlaw Motorsports RTR Performance

HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE

MATTRESS STORE

NEW BUSINESS

RUNNERS UP

Gord’s Appliance + Mattress Centre Mattress King Liquidation Outlet

JEWELLERY STORE Danielle’s Silver & Gold

MEN’S WEAR

McAllister & Howard Clothiers

OPTICAL STORE RUNNERS UP

The Kamloops Lampost

Best Buy

RUNNERS UP

Costco Wholesale Visions Electronics

Sleep Country Canada

The Home Depot

RUNNERS UP

Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre RONA Kamloops

MOTORCYCLE SHOP Barnes Harley Davidson RUNNERS UP

(OPENED IN PAST YEAR) The Truth Snow Skate Life RUNNERS UP

RC Nation Sales And Entertainment Ltd The Ice Cream Social

Costco Wholesale

Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group SMS Equipment Inc.

Fifth Avenue Jewellers Karateristics Jewellery and Design

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP Mark’s Moore’s

Ebata Eye Care Nicola Eye Care Optometrist

HOME DECOR STORE

LADIES’ WEAR

MODULAR HOME MANUFACTURER

PAINT STORE

Real Deals on Home Decor RUNNERS UP

Winners/Homesense Sarah Jeffery - Window Coverings by Sarah: United Floors

Blue Sky

RUNNERS UP

Jardine’s Domaine Winners & HomeSense

Eagle Homes RUNNERS UP

Halston Modular Homes Ltd Countryside Homes

Thank you Kamloops for voting Lynnette as your #1 Best Pharmacist Rexall Pharmacists are here to support your health and wellness with helpful advice, pharmacy services and medication management tools. Speak with Lynnette or visit rexall.ca to learn more

REXALL PRINCETON-KAMLOOPS HWY

1801 Princeton Kamloops Hwy., Kamloops, BC V2E 2J7 | 250-372-2207 OPEN EVERY DAY 8 AM - 10 PM

Benjamin Moore Kamloops RUNNERS UP

Cloverdale Paint The Home Depot


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THANK YOU KAMLOOPS!

We are here to help you in your quest to find new or used vehicles. Our dealership group has a solid history of satisfied customers. Here at Dearborn Ford, our sales and service staff are knowledgeable, committed and proud to offer the very best vehicles and related products and service. We give our all in providing customers the best car shopping experience.

JUSTIN GROVER

NEW TRUCK DEALERSHIP

USED TRUCK DEALERSHIP

NEW USED VEHICLE VEHICLE DEALERSHIP DEALERSHIP

TIRE SHOP

DIESEL MECHANIC

OIL CHANGE

YOUR FORD VEHICLE SPECIALISTS 2555 East Trans Canada HWY Kamloops Automall DL#5917

250.372.7101 | dearbornford.com

AUTO SALES PERSON


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READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Glover’s Medicine Centre Pharmacy has won Best Pharmacy for eight consecutive years in Readers Choice (see page B61).

THANK YOU! Thank You Kamloops We are humbled to be voted as THE BEST Business Coaching and Consulting Service in Kamloops

• Business coaching • Strategic Planning • Business consulting • Peer Advisory Groups • Executive coaching • Seminars and • Training Workshops • Leadership development

1.877.930.2220 info@thrivebusiness.ca

www.thrivebusiness.ca

DIRECTOR, KAMLOOPS CHAMBER

PAST PRESIDENT, KAMLOOPS CHAMBER

CINDY PIVA

ANNA HARRISON

Fair Trade • Natural Fibre • XS - 4X

Thank you, Kamloops, for choosing us as your 2021 BEST Ladies Wear Shop. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you for years to come. 263 Victoria Street • 236-425-1100 blueskyclothingco.com

#1 PHOTOGRAPHER and ONE OF THE BEST HOME-BASED BUSINESS and having the NICEST SMILE! “I am humbled and honoured that so many took the time to vote for me this year! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! I pride myself in capturing the moments that can be relived through photographs. The work I do includes different packages ranging from commercial to family portraits and everything in between.”

Alicia Grover Photography aliciagroverphotography.com


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Thank you Kamloops for your confidence, trust and support. I look forward to continuing to serve all past clients and welcome all new clients!

Phone: 250-571-7653 | Email: gilljerry@gmail.com | Website jerrygillteam.com


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READERS CHOICE - RETAIL PET STORE Petland

RUNNERS UP

Bosley’s by Pet Valu PetSmart Total Pet

POOL & SPA COMPANY

Parklane Pools & Spas RUNNERS UP

Pleasure Pools Plus Desert Pools And Spas Ltd.

PRODUCE

Nu Leaf Produce Market RUNNERS UP

Costco Wholesale Nature’s Fare Markets - Kamloops

Petland employee Stingray Shuana stocks shelves in the aquatic section of the popular pet store. The store was voted Best Pet Store in Kamloops for the eighth year in a row this year (see page B31).

RV DEALERSHIP

SHOE STORE

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Jubilee RV Centre

Runners Sole

South Thompson Motors & RV Butler Auto & RV Centre

Kennell’s Shoes Big Boot Inn

SHOPPING CENTRE Aberdeen Mall

SNOWMOBILE SHOP Outlaw Motorsports

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Fortune Shopping Centre Northills Shopping Centre

RTR Performance Rivercity Cycle Ltd

A huge thank you, Kamloops

BA

for voting BA Brewmaster #1

20 YEARS IN A ROW!

1993

ed and Kamloops own 8 years operated for 2

BA Brewmaster, Aberdeen - 250-372-2739 BA Winexpert, Valleyview - 250-314-6629

www.babrewmaster.com

2021

Brew craft beer, wine, ciders and coolers locally with us!

As a celebration of our 20th year, mention Kamloops this week and save $20 off one batch of beer of your choice through September! terms and conditions apply!


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THANK YOU KAMLOOPS!

Build Muscle

Fat Loss

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

DON LAM ONLINE FITNESS COACH

Join DIYBODY today and start your transformation. @DONCARTERFIT | @DIYBODY /DIYBODY

DIYBODY.CA


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READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The Great Canadian Oil Change has won Best Oil Change in Kamloops for 15 consecutive years. (see page 59)

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS FOR CHOOSING US AS

ONE OF THE BEST KITCHEN RENOVATORS

PROUDLY COMMITED TO QUALITY DESIGN, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND VALUE.

Visit our showroom today! 734 Laval Crescent 250.828.2656 www.kamloopskitchenstudio.com


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THANK YOU! BEST TOY/HOBBY SHOP | BEST SPECIALTY GIFT SHOP As we approach our 1-year anniversary, we’re honoured and filled with gratitude that you chose RC Nation as Kamloops Best Hobby Shop, Kamloops Best Specialty Gift Shop and one of Kamloops’ Best New Businesses. Come and find out why everyone is getting into Remote Control at RC Nation. We are your remotecontrol hobby destination.

• Reliable All Makes Parts & Service Dept. • Professional Custom Paint and Detail Dept • Bright, Clean Retail Showroom • Nearly 100 Models Out of Box to See • Knowledgeable, Friendly Staff • Online Store - shop.rcnation.ca • Wheelchair Accessible

154 VICTORIA ST. WEST, KAMLOOPS, BC

|

778.362.1699

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS Thank you Kamloops, for voting me your #1 Personal Trainer and #1 Yoga Instructor for the 2nd year in a row! I am honoured that you also chose me as the #1 Home-Based Business and as having the Nicest Smile! Fully Certified Fitness and Yoga Professional offering: • Personal Training In Gym or Home • Private Group Fitness • Zoom Classes • Private Yoga Classes for One or More • Neurofeedback Sessions • Combination Packages

www.lorrainekorobanikfitness.ca | neurofittech@gmail.com - 250-819-0807

|

RCNATION.CA


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READERS CHOICE - RETAIL/SERVICES SPECIALTY GIFT SHOP

TIRE SHOP

RUNNERS UP

Costco Wholesale Dearborn Ford Kamloops

RC Nation Sales And Entertainment Ltd Ms Whimsey’s Gift Emporium Real Deals on Home Decor

SPECIALTY MEAT STORE Chop N Block

Integra Tire RUNNERS UP

TOYS, GAMES & HOBBIES

RC Nation Sales And Entertainment Ltd

TRUCK DEALERSHIP (USED) Dearborn Ford Kamloops

AUTO BODY SHOP

Buzz’s Autobody Kamloops RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Dan’s Kamloops Collision Centre Aall Glass Ltd

SERVICES ACCOUNTING FIRM

AUTO DETAILER

Zimmer Wheaton GMC Buick Kamloops Ford Lincoln

Chouhan Accounting Ltd

Volkswagen Of Kamloops RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Kamshine Automotive Detailing Ltd. Platinum Autosports

ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC

AUTO REPAIR

The Truth Snow Skate Life

TRACTOR-TRAILER DEALERSHIP

Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group

RUNNERS UP

Sport Chek Dolson’s Source for Sports Players Bench Sports

RUNNERS UP

Dawson International Truck Centres Buller Trailer Sales Ltd

Fine Feather Acupuncture Kamloops Acupuncture Clinic

The Garage Backwoods Offroad

THRIFT STORE

TRUCK DEALERSHIP (NEW)

ART CLASSES

AUTO SALESPERSON

RUNNERS UP

Summit Gourmet Meats Gary’s European Sausage & Deli Ltd

SPORTING GOODS STORE

Flutter Buys Thrift Store RUNNERS UP

Value Village Thrift Seller Hospital

RUNNERS UP

Tumbleweed Toys Interior Crafts & Hobbies

Dearborn Ford Kamloops RUNNERS UP

Zimmer Wheaton GMC Buick Kamloops Ford Lincoln

Tenisci Piva Campbell & Schreurs CPA Inc.

Blue White Clinic

Volkswagen Of Kamloops

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Kamloops Art Gallery RUNNERS UP

Kamloops Art Party Yvonne Reddick Art Studio

Terry Lowe, VW Kamloops RUNNERS UP

Justin Grover, Dearborn Ford Brittany at Zimmer Wheaton


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2021 #1 Pharmacy

Thank you Kamloops for choosing us for Readers’ Choice Awards

8 years in row!

Your Compounding Specialists At Glover’s Medicine Centre we truly care for our patients. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of pharmaceutical care. We serve the unique needs of Physicians and Veterinarians and their patients through custom prescription compounding. Our Compounding Pharmacy uses the latest state of the art compounding equipment and technology. We’re able to manufacture from scratch unique preparations, suspensions, capsules, liquids, injectable medications, and creams. This allows us to tailor your medicines to fit your specific needs. By taking the raw ingredients and making something completely new, we’re able to compound a drug that does not yet exist in a ready-made form. We also provide compounding solutions for veterinarians.

• Hormone Replacement • Sterile Compounding • Pain Management • Veterinary Medicine

• Vitamins & Herbal Products • First Aid Products • Home Care Products • Blister Packing

Glover’s Medicine Centre Pharmacy

VACCINATIONS - WALK-INS WELCOME FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY

10-1380 Summit Drive • 250-851-3131

#

glovers@medicinecentre.com • gloversmedicinecentre.ca Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm


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READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS McCleaners manager Glenda Thompson. The store has won Best Dry Cleaning for seven straight years in Readers Choice (see page B43)

Thank you for voting us

#1 FOOD TRUCK

BEST POLITICIAN

THANK YOU

Thank you Kamloops for your continued support. Check our Facebook to find out where we are parked for the day

Huge and heartfelt thanks to the citizens of Kamloops for allowing me the amazing opportunity to serve on Kamloops City Council. This past 17 months has been a challenging time. Thank you for caring for each other, for your resilience, and for your patience. We will get through these times together. It has been an incredible honour to work with council and city staff colleagues. In my books, they all deserve accolades. I’d like to thank my wife and my mother for their love and support. And I always feel incredibly fortunate to be my beloved father’s son. He is no longer with us physically but I feel his goodness every day.

ARJUN SINGH


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T O TA L

www.kamloopsthisweek.com

Serving the community since 1969

ERY & VENT CLEANI UPHOLST NG L T E P TD. R A C BOO

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READERS CHOICE - SERVICES AUTO TINTING Protex Kamloops RUNNERS UP

Platinum Autosports Dunrite Auto

BANK/FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Valley First, A Division of First West Credit Union RUNNERS UP

BODY PIERCING STUDIO Instinct Adornment

CAR WASH

CHIROPRACTOR

Express AutoSpa Kamloops

Dr. Scott Carson

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Wise Guys Car Wash Kozy Klean Car RV Bus & Truck Wash

Dr. Michael James Back to Health Centre

BOOKKEEPING SERVICE

CARPET CLEANING

CLEANING, JANITORIAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE SERVICES

Claire’s

C.A.KNOX WEALTH & TAX. - TREVOR KNOX RUNNERS UP

Total Carpets RUNNERS UP

Concord First General Kamloops Kamloops Carpet Care

Bee Clean RUNNERS UP

Concord First General Kamloops Spotless & Sorted

RBC Royal Bank CIBC

MJM Bookkeeping Gail Hutchison

BARBER SHOP

BUSINESS COACHING AND CONSULTING SERVICES Thrive Business Strategies

CATERING COMPANY

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Ryan Clark Catering Eat Amore

Five Oak Contracting Ltd Streamline Enterprises Inc

CANNABIS DISPENSARY

CELL PHONE RETAILER

COUNSELLING SERVICES

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Kamloops Cell Repair Aberdeen Mall Andres

Straight 8 Barbers RUNNERS UP

Total Ten Studios Ltd Hilltop Barber Shop

BOAT SERVICE

Little River Boatworld RUNNERS UP

Domenic’s Marine Ltd Jaxsen-Pacific Marine & Motorsport

Janice Otremba Excel Personnel Inc.

Fiore Fresco Cannabis Dispensary BC Cannabis Stores Clarity Cannabis

ahhYaY - Wellness Café RUNNERS UP

Telus

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CONTRACTOR Mission Builders RUNNERS UP

Perspectives Counselling & Consulting - David Darwin RUNNERS UP

C & C Resources Synergy Counselling Associates

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#1 RECYCLE CENTRE SAHALI - CAMOSUN CRESCENT

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In business for over 30 years, we are a local business which includes a well stocked convenience store and a seasonal garden centre. Come into the store for your morning coffee and paper, or for those late night snacks! Our garden centre when in season, offers an excellent variety of bedding plants, including annuals and perennials. General Grants also has Recycle Depots at 3 convenient locations in Kamloops for all your beverage containers, plus many other things including computers, batteries, TVs and more.

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SOUTH SHORE: Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 5pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm • Closed on Statutory Holidays SAHALI & NORTH SHORE : Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm • Closed on Statutory Holidays

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#1 HOME SECURITY COMPANY

WORKING FOR OUR COMMUNITY 24 HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR Our staff are trained in many areas of security ranging from static service to mobile patrol and crowd control. available for clubs, pubs, concerts, dances and weddings as well beverage gardens. We also offer static service for residential buildings, outdoor events watching equipment, sporting events and fire watch. WE OFFER ALARM RESPONSE SERVICE

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ONE OF THE BEST TRACTOR-TRAILER DEALERSHIPS!

Thank you Kamloops for voting us

#1 Pest Control Company

Don’t Get Bugged. Give us a Buzz! Bugs Gon Pest Control (Kamloops) Ltd. has been your local source for structural pest control services in Kamloops since 1986. We have provided continuous quality pest control service to our customers for more than 35 years. As a locally owned and operated company, we take pride in caring for our community. We have offered pest control and tree service to many local non-profits and charitable organizations. Our team can also help you with weed removal in driveways and rock areas. We were named “Best Pest Control” by our customers in Kamloops for 17 years. We have also successfully maintained an A+ rating with our local BBB.

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READERS CHOICE - SERVICES DANCE STUDIO

Shalni Prowse School of Highland Dance

DIESEL MECHANIC SHOP Volkswagen Of Kamloops

DRIVING SCHOOL Dallas Driving School RUNNERS UP

Academy of Dance The Dance Gallery

Kamloops Mazda Dearborn Ford Kamloops

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DriveWise BC Henderson Driving School

DAY CARE

DOCTOR

DRY CLEANER

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Children’s Circle Child Care RUNNERS UP

Dr. Mavis Hollman RUNNERS UP

McCleaners RUNNERS UP

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Parasol - Early Years Learning

Dr. Bourdeau, Aberdeen Medical Centre Dr. Francois Malan

Thompson Cleaners & Tailors Fabriclean

DENTIST (INDIVIDUAL)

DOG TRAINING CENTRE

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

Dr. Jaspal Sarao, Fortune Dental & Implant Centre

Someday Retrievers

Ashley Kubis - Children’s Circle

EMPLOYMENT AGENCY Work BC Kamloops RUNNERS UP

Excel Personnel Inc. Askem Talent

ESTHETICIAN

Bhumika Salon & Spa - Bhumika Talla RUNNERS UP

Lyndsey Harvey, TopKnot Beauty Laura, Your Escape Day Spa

FIRE SAFETY

Checkmate Fire Prevention RUNNERS UP

Smile Dentistry - Dr. Michael Hansford and Dr. Trevor Zlatnik Dr. Rick Mehta

Brazilian Dog Guru Facility My Balanced Dog

Kim Wright, Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Tiffany Reid - Parasol

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Nutech Safety Ltd. Evans Fire Protection Ltd

DENTIST’S OFFICE Fortune Dental and Implant Centre

DOULA SERVICES

Birth Matters Doula Services & Prenatal Classes

ELECTRICIAN

FITNESS CLUB

RUNNERS UP

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NextGen Electrical Services Ltd. Greensleeves Electric

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Smile Dentistry - Dr. Michael Hansford and Dr. Trevor Zlatnik Centennial Dental Center

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Special Delivery Doula and Prenatal Classes

SF Electric

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No Limits Fitness RUNNERS UP

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THANK YOU!

Thank you Kamloops for voting us

One of the Best

for voting us one of the BEST 3 years in a row!

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As a Financial Planner, I can work with you to discover what’s truly important to you and develop a financial plan to help get you where you want to be.

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ONE OF THE BEST HEALTH FOOD STORES

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One of the Best Roofers

Clarke Roofing Services Ltd. believes that every roof should be installed with the utmost care by professionally trained roofers with outstanding products.

Honor, Integrity & Workmanship are our #1 priorities.

Building Trust Sky High

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US AS

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THANK YOU KAMLOOPS! Kamloops #1 Junk Removal Team

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OUR CUSTOMERS WILL ALWAYS BE #1 Junk Removal | Demolition | Dismantling

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Thank you,Kamloops.

LANDSCAPING COMPANY

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READERS CHOICE - SERVICES FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Geoffrey Tompkins, Alternatives RUNNERS UP

Drake Smith, Drake Cremation & Funeral Services Kim Nobert, Alternatives Funeral & Cremations

FUNERAL HOME Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services RUNNERS UP

Drake Cremation & Funeral Services Kamloops Funeral Home & Cremation Services

GOLF COURSE

Mt. Paul Golf Course RUNNERS UP

Kamloops Golf & Country Club The Dunes at Kamloops

HAIR REMOVAL

Twin Rivers Animal Hospital was voted Best Veterinary Clinic by readers of Kamloops This Week for two years in a row (see page B66)

HAIR SALON

Bhumika Salon & Spa

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RUNNERS UP

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Your Escape Day Spa Smooth Effects Kamloops

Ardeo Spa Salon Blowfish Hair Studio

HAIRSTYLIST FOR WOMEN

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RUNNERS UP

Moon - Straight 8 Barbers Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop

Bhumika Salon & Spa - Bhumika Talla Leah Shields, Cobia Tessa Limbert (Gosu)

Bhumika Salon & Spa - Bhumika Talla RUNNERS UP

With gratitude

Wow, what an honour it is to have been voted as a top realtor in Kamloops, I am truly astonished every time and am so grateful for my clients, friends and family who continuously support my business. For those who have not met me, let me introduce myself. I am a mom, a wife, a Rotarian and a Realtor. I operate my license out of Re/Max Real Estate Kamloops, the highest producing brokerage in Kamloops, and I am regularly a top 10 agent within the office. I have always lived by the philosophy of working harder for my reputation and client referral than anything else, my client focused mindset has kept me in the top 5 Kamloops realtors on multiple public rated forums. As my business grew I started seeking hard working, committed and honest partners which lead to Vike Real Estate Group; we are now a full service real estate team consisting of 1 full time administrative assistant and recently growing to 5 full time licensed Realtors. Collectively we work together to meet each client’s needs, partnering with our team means you will always have a professional available to you. Community involvement is so important to me and I am honoured to have found a career that allows me to give back.

I was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Sun Peaks, my husband, Kyle transitioned his volunteer time from Kamloops Search and Rescue to the Sun Peaks Fire Hall. Fiscally, I have donated or helped fundraise for the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, BCSPCA, Kamloops Foodbank, The Kamloops Y women’s shelter, we are the only platinum sponsor for Sun Peaks Recreational Trail Society. Additionally, Sun Peaks Skate Park Foundation, Sun Peaks Education Society, Adaptive Sports, donated to the Firefighters Gala, Sun Peaks Community Helps. This area is beautiful, but it truly is the people that make this community so perfect. Mastering the real estate market here did not come without challenges, it is a unique and multifaceted area to say the least, but I’ve been dedicated to learning, getting involved and growing and am so happy to be serving the area. We are always looking for great people to work with and look forward to turning clients into friends for life! Thank you again Kamloops, it is my honour to serve you.

“Our previous experience with Melissa had been extraordinarily positive. We credit her alone for our success in obtaining our current home in the midst of a very competitive market.

250-682-8797 kamloopshomefinder.ca

When moving to a larger home, we naturally turned to Melissa to help us sell. This recent experience was equally positive from start to finish. There was nothing more we could have asked or expected from a real estate professional. The marketing process was well-planned, clearly explained and executed perfectly. The sale was not only profitable but painless and even enjoyable with Melissa. Thank you!”


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Where fun meets education and nature conservation - and having a good time means doing a good thing. With amazing exhibits and experiences like nowhere else in Kamloops, the BC Wildlife Park opens a world of wonder and discovery, every time you visit.

Thank you for choosing us as Kamloops’ #1 Attraction. Monna Manhas

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THANK YOU KAMLOOPS! We are thrilled to be chosen #1 SHOE STORE in 2021!

OUR CUSTOMERS ARE THE BEST ♥

Thank you Kamloops for voting us

#1 Family Restaurant in Kamloops!

WINNER 2020

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Voted One of the Best Auto Body Shops

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READERS CHOICE - SERVICES HEATING, VENTING AND AIR CONDITIONING KamCity Mechanical Ltd. RUNNERS UP

Interior Plumbing & Heating Ltd Johnson Walsh Plumbing & Heating

HOME BUILDER

Chimera Construction Ltd. RUNNERS UP

D4 Construction Streamline Enterprises Inc

HOME INSPECTION

Cornerstone Home Inspection RUNNERS UP

Doug Barclay A Buyers Choice Home Inspections

HOME SECURITY COMPANY

Lapper Entertainment & Security RUNNERS UP

Peace of Mind Security Prestige Monitoring

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HOTEL

RUNNERS UP

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre Scott’s Inn & Restaurant - Kamloops

Lorraine Korobanik Fitness Alicia Grover Photography Pineview Rentals

INSURANCE COMPANY

The Hue

BCAA

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

HUB International D. W. Page Wealth Management Ltd.

Fulton & Company LLP

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS! FOR AGAIN VOTING US “BEST LAW FIRM” AND “BEST LAWYER” BEST LAW FIRM

BEST LAWYER

FULTON.

DAN CARROLL

We have the best clients, and we are so very glad to hear the feeling is mutual. We look forward to continuing to serve you, in our longstanding tradition of legal excellence.

DAN CARROLL 250.372.5542 | law@fultonco.com

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Legends Used Books

www.ohanasunpeaks.ca 250-578-0852

@ohanasunpeaks @OhanaSunPeaks

Speciality Foods & Local Vendors Brought to you by a bunch of really happy foodies!

Thank you for voting us one of your favourite bookstores! From the staff at Legends Used Books We're Open! 10 am to 5 pm

Thank You for recognizing our new business in Sun Peaks, we can’t wait to see you this winter!

The Biggest Little Bookstore in Kamloops

1415 HILLSIDE DR #6, KAMLOOPS, BC

250-377-8793

thank you kamloops! ONE OF THE Best Fire Safety Company Proudly supporting Kamloops for the past 26 years!

Thank you for voting us #1 Hotel 1529 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops

250.828.2888 | www.nutechsafety.ca

| 778-471-1411

With Gratitude, to our Hospice Supporters

#1 Non-Profit Caring with HEART

•Donate • Shop • Volunteer

#1 Thrift Store

Mens, womens & children’s clothing Shoes for the whole family Crafts • Books • Puzzles • Games Furniture • Kitchen Stuff +...

#14-1800 Tranquille Rd - 250-376-1335

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READERS CHOICE - SERVICES INTERIOR DESIGN AND DOWNSIZING SERVICES Joy Wile - Visual Expressionz

JUNK REMOVAL

The Job Squad Junk Removal & Demolition Services

LAW FIRM

RUNNERS UP

Interior Elite Contracting Ltd. Five Oak Contracting Ltd

RUNNERS UP

Lightning Rubbish Removal & Bin Rentals Red E Bins Kamloops

Forward Law LLP Cates Ford Soll & Epp Mair Jensen Blair LLP dba MJB Lawyers

Bhumika Salon and Spa - Bhumika Talla Ginger Turley Artistry

INVESTMENT/CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Eric Davis - Investment Advisor | TD Wealth

KITCHEN RENOVATOR

LAWN MAINTENANCE

MANICURE/ PEDICURE STUDIO

RUNNERS UP

Living Kitchens Ltd. RUNNERS UP

Kitchen Studio Five Oak Contracting Ltd

Fred Zhou, TD Wealth Financial Planning David W. Page, CFP, CPCA

INVESTMENT/ FINANCIAL ADVISOR Eric Davis - Investment Advisor | TD Wealth

LANDSCAPING COMPANY

RUNNERS UP

INVESTMENT/FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM

Fred Zhou, TD Wealth Financial Planning David W. Page, CFP, CPCA

Davis Wealth Management - TD Wealth Private Investment Advice RUNNERS UP

D. W. Page Wealth Management Ltd. RBC Dominion Securities

Fulton

RUNNERS UP

Lyons Landscaping and Garden Centre RUNNERS UP

Outside the Box Horticulture Service Grassroots Choice Lawn Care Ltd

LAWYER

Lyons Landscaping and Garden Centre

Dan Carroll - Fulton

RUNNERS UP

Culture Care Landscaping Koby’s Plant Maintenance

Candace Cates, Cates Ford Soll & Epp Ashley Ricalton David Paul, Paul & Company

LASH STUDIO

LOCKSMITH

Bhumika Salon & Spa RUNNERS UP

Lash & Glow Bar Honey Bee Beauty Bar

RUNNERS UP

Brown’s Locksmith/ Ray’s Lock and Key RUNNERS UP

Interior Locksmith Norkam Lock & Cycle

MAKEUP ARTIST

Cassidy Watt Artistry Collective RUNNERS UP

Bhumika Salon & Spa Your Escape Day Spa RUNNERS UP Son Mai Spa

MANICURIST/ PEDICURIST

Bhumika Salon & Spa - Anjali RUNNERS UP

Kristen H., Your Escape Day Spa Lyndsey Harvey, TopKnot Beauty

MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO LaRoche World Gung-Fu & Kickboxing RUNNERS UP

Tiger Martial Arts Western Karate Academy

Thank you for choosing me as

#1 WEDDING PLANNER and

Owner - Emma Matusiak

ONE OF THE BEST EVENT PLANNERS

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READERS CHOICE - SERVICES MASSAGE PROVIDER

City of Kamloops Councillor Arjun Singh was voted Best Local Politician in this year’s Readers Choice Awards (see page B19)

Niki Coster RMT RUNNERS UP

Haley Glendinning RMT- Aberdeen Chiropractic Clinic Jil Forbes - Dimensional

MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDER Jaspal Sarao RUNNERS UP

Radiant Life Naturopathic Centre Total Health Clinic

MIDWIFE SERVICES Mighty Oak Midwifery RUNNER UP

Sage Hills Community Midwives

MORTGAGE BROKER Sarah Park

RUNNERS UP

Greg Peace Ryan W. Smith - Mortgage Broker House & Home Mortgage Co.

MOVING COMPANY

MUSIC LESSONS

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Ezzzy Moving

Champion Moving Kamloops Pioneer Moving & Storage Ltd.

D & L Music Terri Kemp Kamloops

We humbly acknowledge the traditional, ancestral Indigenous territory of the Secwépemc Nation upon which we are working, living, learning and gathering. We embrace all humans and offer a safe space for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ peoples.

It’s a “WE” Thing and we appreciate your support during these challenging times. TRY A WEEK FOR

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The Best Yoga Studio

Dr. Tracy Levins, Kamloops Naturopathic RUNNERS UP

Dr Tara Drummond, Thompson Rivers Chiropractic Dr Alison Beach, Thompson Valley Naturopathic Clinic

Dr. Melissa Bradwell, ND

Thank You to Our Beautiful Community

One of the Best Fitness Clubs

Lee’s Music

NATUROPATH

One of the Best Yoga Instructors

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

Thank you for voting us #1 With over 160 employees and 30 years experience Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group continues to give service to all makes and models of trucks and bus’s.

Authorized Warranty Facility for Volvo, Mack, Prevost, Cummins, Meritor, Eaton, Bendix, Horton and National Seat.

SERVICE PARTS, SALES & FINANCE

Join Us!

1395 Hillside Dr #87, Kamloops • oxygenyogaandfitness.com Book your class today on mindbodyonline.com

Pacific Coast HEAVY TRUCK GROUP

2065 West Trans Canada Hwy Kamloops

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ONE OF THE BEST GROCERY STORES legendary

HATCH

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Canadian Grain Fed Fresh Whole Pork Tenderloin family pack 11.00/kg

499 lb

Ocean Wise Prawn Cakes

lemon dill or hot chili 70 g

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soft Italian cheese with creamy centre 250 g

499 each

BC Fresh Sunrise Apples 3.29/kg

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SNACK BAGS for FREE

whole bean or ground 300 g

899 each

Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry Detergent

33 loads

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Level Ground Trading Organic Fair Trade Coffee

149

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SNACK BAGS 13.29 VALUE

2 will be donated to backpack buddies FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT FRESHSTMARKET.COM

PRICES IN EFFECT FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

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REGISTER NOW FOR FALL!

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WE ARE PROUD TO BE VOTED ONE OF THE BEST DANCE STUDIOS IN THE CITY!

Thank you for voting us One of the Best Convenience Stores.

Academy of Dance

2091 PARKCREST AVENUE • 250-376-7100

910 Camosun Crescent | 250-314-9974 | info@aodkamloops.com

Thank you for voting us

One Of The Best Junk Removal Companies - Junk Removal - Renovation & Demolition Debris - Hot Tub Removal - Yard Waste Disposal - Appliance Removal - Dumpster Bins & More!

WE’RE LIGHTNING YOUR WORK LOAD

250-682-6262

Always Full Service

Always Lowest Price

Thank you for voting us

MUAY THAI • SAN SHOU • MMA PREPARATION

One Of The Best Cold Beer & Wine Store.

KAMLOOPS’ BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO

Best Value In Town... Don’t Believe Us Come Visit!

Fitness | Self Defense Women | Men | Children | Preschool

We offer a huge selection with consistent low prices.

SIGN UP NOW FOR FALL CLASSES

• Best Rewards Program In Kamloops • Locally Owned And Operated For Over 10 Years • Over 100 Unique Craft Beer • Over 2000 Products Among BC’s Top Sellers • Curbside Pick-Up

Tom LaRoche 4XWorld Kickboxing Champion & Master of Chinese Gung-Fu, is offering you classes that will lift you to new levels of fitness, self-defense & confidence.

105-795 McGill Rd, across from TRU Monday to Saturday • 10am - 11pm Sundays • 10am - 9pm

GENERATION CENTRE, 1110 TRANQUILLE RD | CALL 250-572-4485 (across from Norkam Secondary)

Thank you

KAMLOOPS AND AREA FOR YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE LAST 46 YEARS & YEARS TO COME. It’s an honour to be recognized in this way.

GENE’S PLUMBING & HEATING 250-372-4838

Serving Kamloops & Area since 1966

BEST BIKE

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS FOR VOTING US SHOP and ONE OF THE BEST LOCKSMITHS BEST BIKE SELECTION, REPAIR SERVICES, PARTS & ACCESSORIES

178 Tranquille Road 250.376.7822 OPEN: Tues - Sat 8:30-5:30 www.norkamlockandcycle.com


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CANADA’S GARAGE

Thank you Kamloops for voting! WINNER:

HEALTHY MEAL & VEGETARIAN OPTIONS

HIGH QUALITY AUTO SERVICE & MAINTENANCE

• Oil Change • Tire services • AC/Heating • Engine • Suspension • Brakes • Exhaust • Transmission

ONE OF THE BEST:

VEGAN DINING

Thank you for voting us one of the best fishing and hardware stores!

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� IC: HIii I� PIE Ill LEAF We appreciate your ongoing support!

1180 Columbia St West 250.851.2467

700 Tranquille Rd 250.554.2467

VISIT US TODAY OR CALL TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 944 8th Street Kamloops, BC North Shore: 250-376-3755

1441 Hillside Drive Kamloops, BC Aberdeen: 250-374-3115

1180 Columbia St West 700 Tranquille Rd 250.851.2467 250.554.2467

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READERS CHOICE - SERVICES NOTARY PUBLIC Derek Smoluk RUNNERS UP Natalie Hebert Franca Muraca

NUTRITIONIST Kelly Aiello RHN | HappiHuman.com RUNNERS UP

Movement Mechanics Artur Tumanov, Kamloops Fit Centre

OFFICE EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER Kamloops Office Systems RUNNERS UP

Staples Gold Business Technologies Ltd.

OIL CHANGE

Great Canadian Oil Change RUNNERS UP

Dearborn Ford Kamloops Zimmer Wheaton GMC Buick

BA Brewmaster was named the Best U-Brew Company for the 20th consecutive year in this year’s Readers Choice Awards (see page B65).

OPTOMETRIST

Dr Russell Ebata - Ebata Eye Care RUNNERS UP

Summit Eyecare Centre-Dr. Noble Dr. Giovanni Cinel, Summit Eye Care

PAINTING (INTERIOR/ EXTERIOR)

PAYDAY LOAN SERVICES

Decor 8 Painting

Cash Stop Loans Inc #49756

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Stilz Painting & Decor Powerhouse Painting

Easy Financial Cash Money

WE DON’T LIKE WE DON’T LIKE TO BLOW OUR TO BLOW OUR OWN HORN.

WE DON’T LIKE TO BLOW OUR OWN HORN. SO THANKS FOR DOING IT FOR US.

OWN HORN.

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Cheers Kamloops!

Thank You!

FOR VOTING US AS YOUR FAVOURITE IN SO MANY CATEGORIES!

We are dedicated to ensuring a bright future for generations to come by focusing on environmentally friendly practices and promoting renewable energy solutions. At Greensleeves Electric, we give our clients the best value for their dollar through honesty, integrity and efficiency.

FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE

PUB

WINGS

We are honoured to be voted once again as one of the best electricians in Kamloops!

ALSO ONE OF THE BEST FOR APPETIZERS NACHOS | BEER MENU BEER & WINE STORES

250-320-4507

exceeding expectations

greensleeveselectricltd.ca | ambercachelin@gmail.com

250.374.9425 • FOXPUB.CA | 250.851.8603 • SAHALILIQUORSTORE.COM

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS! BEST OFFICE EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER Thank you to all our clients for your support!

1406 Lorne Street East P: 250.372.0955 F: 250.372.1392 kamloopsofficesystems.com

LOCAL CHOICE

THE

PROVIDING FRIENDLY CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUPPORT

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READERS CHOICE - SERVICES PERSONAL TRAINER

PET SITTING SERVICES

Lorraine Korobanik, Lorraine Korobanik Fitness

Roving K-9 Kare

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Don Lam, DIYBody Bianca Liberatore, Cold Iron Fitness

TLC Pet Resort Kamloops K-9

PEST CONTROL

PHARMACIST

RUNNERS UP

Aaron Glover, Glover’s Medicine Centre Pharmacy Kleo’s Pharmacy Remedy’sRx

PET BOARDING/ KENNEL

PHARMACY

Bugsgon Pest Control Kamloops Ltd Humane Solutions Broad Spectrum Pest Control

Lynette at Rexall RUNNERS UP

Glover’s Medicine Centre Pharmacy

Roving K-9 Kare

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

TLC Pet Resort Brazilian Dog Guru Facility

Costco Wholesale Kleo’s Pharmacy Remedy’sRx

PET GROOMING

PHOTOGRAPHY

Roving K-9 Kare RUNNERS UP Hair of the Dog Total Pet

Alicia Grover Photography RUNNERS UP

Devan Grace Photography Natalie Dollman Photography

Thank you Kamloops for choosing... One of the Best Fast Food Breakfast

North Kamloops • Halston • Valleyview • Columbia Place Aberdeen Mall • Petro Canada Verse

Dan Carroll was voted Best Lawyer in Kamloops in this year’s Readers Choice Awards (see page B53)


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Thank You Everyone For Your Heartwarming Support!

HOME DECOR STORE

ONE OF THE BEST TOYS & GAMES SHOP & ONE OF THE BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

SPECIALTY GIFT SHOP

OPEN TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 10 AM - 5 PM | SATURDAY 10 AM - 4 PM

1514 Lorne St E. | 250-828-2500 | realdeals.net/kamloops

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THANK YOU, KAMLOOPS!

/RealDealsKamloops

Follow Us!

tumbleweedtoys.ca | 1201A Summit Dr | 250.372.3500

WE SPECIALIZE IN

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Thank You for choosing us as BEST SHUTTLE/TOUR COMPANY 100% chance of fun & memories! Thompson Okanagan Wine & Beer Tours 250.572.0008

divinetours.ca

Like us on Facebook!

Thank you Kamloops for choosing us as ONE OF THE BEST FABRIC STORES LARGE SELECTION OF QUILTING FABRICS, BATIKS, NOTIONS, PATTERNS, BOOKS, & KITS

AUTHORIZED APQS RETAILERS AND ONLY CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN IN BC

Heather’s Fabric Shelf Brock Shopping Centre 1800 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops • 250-376-7630

ONLINE SHOPPING AVAILABLE - FABRICSHELF.CA

Thank you for voting us

ONE OF THE BEST HOMEBUILDERS

Mike Spruyt

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

#1 ROOFING COMPANY

• SHINGLE ROOF • METAL ROOF • INSPECTIONS • REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

rivercityroofing.ca • 778.257.1370 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED

Thank you, Kamloops! for voting us Best Moving Company

GENERAL CONTRACTING CUSTOM BUILDERS RENOVATIONS

D4 CONSTRUCTION Serving Kamloops, Chase, Westwold & Falkland

GO 2

MIKE SPRUYT

250.572.4812

250.572.4812 CONSTRUCTION D.Smart

CUSTOM BUILDERS

go2d4construction@gmail.com | go2d4.com

GENERAL CONTRACTING | RENOVATIONS KITCHEN & BATHROOMS | BASEMENTS/SUITES

250-851-1539 • 250-819-5790 EZZZYMOVING.COM


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We are humbled to be voted one of the best in Kamloops. From all of us, we would like to thank all of our patients for this award.

Best Catering Company Best Vegetarian Menu Best Vegan Dining One of the best Healthy Menus

Have you had great catering recently? We’d love to cater your next office lunch! NEW PATIENTS WELCOME

Now Hiring!

• Laser Dentistry • Zoom Whitening • Conscious Sedation

Dr. Rick Mehta DMD

Nutritionally Designed Menu with the Purest, Living Foods...

FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY

2990 Westsyde Rd ~ 250-579-2080 www.smilewestsydedental.com

CHEERS!

Don’t Feel Like Cooking? Pre-Order Lunch/Dinner for Pick-Up! 250-377-0199 345 Columbia Street (Below Royal Inland Hospital, Street Level)

o r e m a i l d r. r i c k m e ht a @ s h a w. c a

Thank you for 6 Awards This Year! One Of The Best

Pubs, Patios, Appetizers, Caesars, Chicken Wings, Nachos “I don’t always get the best service and food...” “But when I do, it’s at Duffy’s Pub”

It’s the Place to Be...

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Thank you for voting us

#1 Electrician

We Won! Jumping for

Joy!

Thank You Kamloops For Voting Us As

#1 DANCE STUDIO

Residential / Commercial Certified Electricians FREE IN TOWN ESTIMATES Serving Kamloops for 8 Years

250-320-2627

NEW CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

Owner - Spencer Fauteux SFElectricLtd@gmail.com

Thank You for choosing me as

ONE OF THE BEST CHIROPRACTORS IN KAMLOOPS.

250.573.2544

Thank You Kamloops! Let’s make your home or business beautiful from the inside out! • Painter • Interior/Exterior • Custom Painting • Murals • Color Consultation CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION

& a special thank you to my assistant Elke Staruiala for her invaluable contribution for over 33 years.

Dr Michael James CHIROPRACTOR #2-1540 Springhill Drive 250.372.7212

WINNE R 2020

250.318.5356

sherrythiessen@hotmail.com @StiltzPaintDecor

SHERRY THIESSEN Painter 15 Years Licenced/Insured Serving TNRD

Thank you to my wonderful patients for recognizing us as

One Of The Best Accupuncture Clinics We appreciate your support over the years.

Thank you for voting us

The Road To Recovery. Discover A Natural Form Of Healing That Millions Of People Have Been Using For Thousands of Years. Dr. Ping He is fully trained in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and has been practising in China, the United States and Canada for more than 20 years.

#1 Painting Company in Kamloops Our commitment as a contractor is to use our extensive industry knowledge and talent to deliver a quality service that leaves you feeling 100% satisfied.

763 Sarcee St. East, Kamloops

www.decor8painting.ca

Pineview Rentals

fine feather acupuncture

Thank You Kamloops Prenatal/postnatal care Fertilitiy Pain Management Digestive Disorders

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS

Sleep issues Anxiety/Depression Cupping Therapy Moxibustion

Fiona Lampman R.TCM.P

ACUPUNCTURE CLINICS

Registered Acupuncturist & Herbalist

10 years experience. Direct billing available. ICBC patients welcome.

778.235.0088 | finefeather.ca

250-828-8718 250.573.2544 • Kayaks • Stand Up Paddleboard Inflatable • Disc Golf Set FREE WITH RENTALS • Car Carrier • Life Jackets

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READERS CHOICE - SERVICES PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Catherine Bolton, Kamloops Physiotherapy RUNNERS UP

Dimensional Massage Therapy / Muva Physiotherapy Carly Davenport, CD Athletic Therapy

SHUTTLE/TOUR COMPANY

DiVine Tours Kamloops Mostly Mental Shuttles RUNNERS UP

SIGN MAKING FIRM

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

REAL ESTATE COMPANY

SPA

McCaskill Mechanical Plumbing & Heating Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kamloops

Jerry Gill Team

RECYCLING DEPOT

TATTOO ARTIST

1502 Hugh Allan Drive | 778-362-2087

Thank you Kamloops for your continued support!

Virginia Rogers (Dolly Overload) Dolly’s Skin Art Tattoo RUNNERS UP

Lorne Street Bottle Depot General Grant’s Sahali Bottle & Recycle Depot

Ben Luke - Fear City Tattoos Kristopher Swain Wildwood Tattoo Parlour

RESTORATION SERVICES

TATTOO STUDIO

RUNNERS UP

Nationwide Self Storage & Express Auto Wash

RUNNERS UP

NationWide Self Storage Kamloops Valleyview Mini Storage

Service Master Restore of Kamloops

Thank you for voting us #1

Versatile Storage Kamloops

Eric Putoto Melissa Vike

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Dr Jennifer Jackson, Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic Noreen Carrigan, Riverside Small Animal Hospital

RUNNERS UP

STORAGE FACILITY

General Grant’s North Shore Recycling Centre

Wine Kitz Sippers Wine Making Ltd

Your Escape Day Spa

REALTOR RUNNERS UP

Dr. Anil Sharma, Tranquille Road Animal Hospital

RUNNERS UP

The Sign Cellar Funk Signs Inc

RUNNERS UP

Jerry Gill

BA Brewmaster

Visual Signs

Bhumika Salon & Spa Aina Organic Spa

Helen Ralph Royal LePage Westwin Realty

VETERINARIAN

River City Limo

PLUMBING COMPANY Gene’s Plumbing & Heating

U-BREW

Dolly’s Skin Art Tattoo RUNNERS UP

Fear City Tattoos Wildwood Tattoo Parlour

SARAH PARK MORTGAGE CONSULTANT ® Competitive Mortgage Rates & Exceptional Service CALL 250.374.3010 or EMAIL spark@mortgagealliance.com

Concord First General Kamloops On Side Restorations

ROOFING COMPANY

TRAVEL AGENCY

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

River City Roofing

Able Roofing Contractors Kamloops Clarke Roofing Services

SENIORS HOME

Kamloops Seniors Village RUNNERS UP

The Hamlets Pine Grove Care Centre

THANK YOU

Vision Travelwise

KAMLOOPS

Wells Gray Tours Marlin Travel

TRAVEL AGENT Nancy Cuzzetto, Vision Travelwise RUNNERS UP

Rachelle Davis. Marlin Travel Kelly VanGenne, Expedia Cruises Kamloops

Fire Safety

250-828-1646

1172 Battle St. | checkmatefire.ca

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Thank you to all the families that have placed their trust in us all these years.

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

READERS CHOICE - SERVICES VETERINARY CLINIC Twin Rivers Animal Hospital

A+ Gutter & Window Cleaning

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Riverside Small Animal Hospital Central Animal Hospital

Men in Kilts Accurate Window Cleaning

WEBSITE

X-RAY CLINIC

Fortune Dental and Implant Centre FUNERAL HOME

2019

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

2019

FUNERAL HOME

2020

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

2020

RUNNERS UP

RUNNERS UP

Royal Inland Hospital Aberdeen Ultrasound & X-Ray

WEBSITE DESIGN COMPANY

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

KTW Digital

Lorraine Korobanik, Lorraine Korobanik Fitness RUNNERS UP

Page Mine Web Design Purple Pig

Dina Mcleod, Oxygen Fitness Sarah Lockerbie (No Limits Fitness)

WEDDING PLANNER

YOGA STUDIO

Elm and Peony Events— Emma Matusiak

#4-665 Tranquille Road, Kamloops | 250-554-2324 | www.myalternatives.ca

Kamloops Downtown X-Ray Clinic

Kelly Aiello RHN | HappiHuman.com D. W. Page Wealth Management Ltd. | dwpage.com

RUNNERS UP

Cremation, burial, traditional and Alternatives EventTM options. PROUDLY PARTNERED WITH THE MEMORIAL SOCIETY OF BC

WINDOW CLEANER

RUNNERS UP

Brandy Maddison Event Planning & Design Bella Giorno Events

Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Kamloops RUNNERS UP

No Limits Fitness Yoga Now Kamloops

THANK YOU KAMLOOPS For voting us #1 HVAC Company

KamCity Mechanical Ltd. has a new concept in heating and air conditioning! What is that? You! You are the reason we are here and we are driven to make sure you are 100% satisfied with every stage of your journey with us! We plan on being here for you for many years to come. How will we last so long? Good, honest air and heating service!

• Honest, straight forward advice and pricing • Efficient and reliable service • Build lasting relationships with our clients that will last years • Use the best quality products that are avaliable - no “builder models” • Fully certified Refrigeration and “B” gas fitters

We are a family owned and operated business serving the Kamloops and area since January 2012.

1-250-299-5900 | 1225 13th St. Kamloops

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8 YEARS IN A ROW!

® WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO OUR GUESTS FOR THEIR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE & HAPPY TO BE KAMLOOPS’ #1 PET STORE!

905 Notre Dame Dr. 250.828.0810 petlandkamloops.ca Monday - Sunday 10 am—6 pm


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Thank you Kamloops for choosing us as your

#1 PRODUCE STORE

On behalf of the entire Nuleaf team we want to say thank you to our community, this means so much to us. We have been working hard for 10 years to offer you amazing local products and exceptional, knowledgeable customer service. We appreciate the continued support as we navigate a new way of doing business and keeping you and your family safe as well as our staff.

50+ Local Suppliers • Local Produce • Local Dairy • Local Meats • Local Groceries 740 Fortune Drive | Kamloops | 250.376.8618 | Find us on Facebook - nuleafmarket

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