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STAY IN THE KNOW GOLDEN WELCOME WEDNESDAY Paralympian gold medallist Greg Stewart will be among those welcomed home today (Wednesday, Sept. 8) at the Tournament Capital Centre. The event welcoming Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and medical staff will take place at 4 p.m. at TCC’s lower field (throws area below Hillside Stadium). Short speeches from athletes and dignitaries will be made before athletes answer questions from the media and sign autographs. Turn to page A26 for more information. WORLD SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention will be hosting a virtual online event on Friday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. To take part, go online to suicideprevention.ca. On page A10 of today’s paper, clinical social worker Rebecca Sanford writes about how we can enhance our understanding of suicide. ELECTION DEBATES ARRIVE The federal election is 12 days away and potential pivotal events are taking place this week and next week. A local all-candidates’ online forum tonight (Sept. 8) at 7 p.m. is focused on the environment. Go online to transitionkamloops.net for more information. Tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 9) is the English-language federal leaders’ debate, which is on many channels and will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Monday, Sept. 13, KTW, Radio NL and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a local virtual all-candidates’ debate. It starts at 7 p.m. and can be viewed on KTW’s Facebook page and heard on Radio NL (AM 610). WHERE WERE YOU ON SEPT. 11? This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On the 10th anniversary, in 2011, KTW asked readers for their memories. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com and search “Remembering the attacks” to revisit those thoughts.

People gather outside Royal Inland Hospital on Sept. 2 in a show of support for health-care workers. The gathering took place one day after a protest among people opposed to the province’s vaccine card program (and those who believe COVID-19 vaccines to be dangerous) was held in the same space. DAVE EAGLES/KTW

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ARE YOU PLANNING A HOME RENOVATION? Renovate Smart Kamloops is a program designed to help homeowners get the most out of their home renovations. Learn how to increase your home’s energy performance and about the incentives that may be available to you.

September 9, 2021 2:00 pm - Community Services Committee Meeting

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September 13, 2021 10:30 am - Finance Committee Meeting 2:00 pm - Community Relations and Administration Committee Meeting

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Upcoming Workshops Home Energy Workshops will be monthly. The next one is scheduled for September 28 at 5:00 pm.

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Notice To Motorists Please use caution when driving in the vicinity and obey all traffic control personnel, signs, and devices in the following areas: • Tranquille Road Singh Street to 12th Street • Fleetwood Avenue Southill Street to Desmond Street • 3rd Avenue Lansdowne Street to Lorne Street • Comazzetto Road • Lansdowne Street, Victoria Street, and Battle Street (starts September 13) 7th Avenue to 13th Avenue To stay up to date on road work projects, visit: Kamloops.ca/Kammute

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The Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) outlines eight Big Moves to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions and increase our resilience to climate change impacts by targeting emissions reductions of 30% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. Each week in September and October, one Big Move will be highlighted.

Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) and the City are encouraging homeowners to take steps to become FireSmart.

BIG MOVE 1: LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT Let's Talk Kamloops is our engagement website where you can share your voice and shape our city. The COVID-19 pandemic may impact the engagement timelines for some projects. Please subscribe to the project of interest to receive updates. Sign up and speak up at: LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca Report an issue: 250-828-3461 For after-hours emergencies, press 1.

Low-carbon development promotes compact, mixed-use development that is located near amenities, services, and jobs and supported by sustainable transportation options.

FireSmart actions can reduce the fire risk within your neighbourhood. FireSmart identifies activities in four zones around the home to reduce wildfire risk. The first and most important zone of FireSmart protection involves the area within 1.5 metres of the home and attached structures, including fences.

What can you do to support this Big Move?

These activities include: • removing anything flammable within 1.5 metres of the house and attached structures • cleaning roofs • adding spark arrestors on chimneys • removing debris from gutters • screening off gaps under decks • removing any combustibles stored under decks

Consider installing a legal residential suite or carriage house if it is permitted in your area (visit Kamloops.ca/ResidentialSuites for details).

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What is the City currently doing to support this Big Move? Updating the Zoning Bylaw to increase options for housing density, such as infill projects.

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Another COVID-19 school year SEAN BRADY

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Students are now back in schools, but what was supposed to be a mostly normal school year remains hindered by COVID-19 and concerns over the well-being of pupils. This school year will begin without the divided learning groups and physical distancing seen last year in School District 73. “There is a cloud hanging over this year, of course. We had hoped there’d be more of a focus on preventative measures in school this year,” BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring said. Although B.C. has the protection of relatively high vaccination rates, those under the ages of 12 still cannot be vaccinated and vaccination rates remain lower among eligible school-aged children. In Kamloops, which is divided into north and south areas, only 53 per cent of children ages 12 to 17 have received both doses in the north and 69 per cent in the south, according to BC Centre for Disease Control data.

As of late, daily case rates have been high in the province, with the more transmissible Delta variant spreading quickly. In Interior Health, the region has recently seen record-high cases and outbreaks have returned. Kamloops, meanwhile, recorded its highest-ever weekly number of infections — 249 — from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28. Guidelines implemented by the province two weeks ago include masks for all school staff and for Grade 4 to Grade 12 students and the requirement of a non-COVID-specific communicable disease prevention plan, which SD73 has created and posted on its website, online at sd73.bc.ca. Mooring has also taken issue with the mask mandate, arguing no rationale has been given as to why it doesn’t also include children from kindergarten to Grade 3. “We’re seeing in other jurisdictions that this is necessary and we’re seeing the K-12 mask mandate in place in so many other provinces,” Mooring said. But students in Interior Health will also see additional measures. In a Sept. 1 letter to district superintendents and principals, the

health authority said schools will also need to restrict indoor assemblies to 50 people (or two classes) and visitors are restricted to those who are supporting school activities. Spectators for school sports have also been limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. But in School District 73, administrators have opted not to allow spectators at public events, according to a message from superintendent Rhonda Nixon. “We are intentionally taking a cautious approach to such activities to assist everyone to adjust to school start-up,” Nixon wrote in a Sept. 3 update sent to parents. Interior Health also plans to hold vaccination clinics in schools throughout September in order to further boost vaccination rates. Dates for Kamloops schools have not been posted at interiorhealth.ca. Another of Mooring’s concerns is the lack of exposure notifications this year. Previously, health authorities had posted exposure notifications when one or more students or staff was sick with COVID-19 in school during their contagious period.

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Pair of Kamloops care homes dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks MICHAEL POTESTIO

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COVID-19 outbreaks are ongoing at two Kamloops care homes — Kamloops Seniors Village (KSV) and The Hamlets at Westsyde — with at least 20 people infected between the facilities. There has been at least one death connected with the outbreak at KSV. Over the weekend, three more KSV staff who last worked between Sept. 1 and Sept. 3 and one resident of the 1C complex care neighbourhood tested positive for the virus, bringing to 14 the number of cases at the Aberdeen facility— eight cases amongst residents and six amongst staff, as of Sept. 5, according to an

emailed update from KSV. Eleven of the cases remain active — six amongst residents and five involving, all of whom are isolating. An outbreak has been declared in the 1B and 1C complex care units of KSV, a declaration in place since Aug. 27, although cases began emerging among staff on Aug. 19. As a result, 1B and 1C residents and staff have been isolated and visitation and recreational activities have been cancelled. The 1A complex care unit has also been locked down, with visitation and activities suspended after a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 worked in the unit during the two-week exposure window. But 1A is not considered part of the outbreak. The measures and the out-

break do not apply to the other wards at Kamloops Seniors Village. An outbreak of COVID-19 was officially declared at The Hamlets on Sept. 3 following an investigation into four positive cases. Three residents and three staff members at the Westsyde facility have tested for COVID-19 as of Sept. 7. Interior Health has not said when the Westsyde cases occurred, but began investigating after an “exposure event” at the facility. The facility appears to have been dealing with the cases since at least Aug. 31. In an email to residents’ families, first reported by another local news outlet on Aug. 31, The Hamlets general manager Bob Attfield said, at that time, that

The Hamlets at Westsyde is a privately operated long-term care home and assisted-living facility.

while a medical health officer had yet to declare an outbreak, the facility was treating the exposure as such by banning visitors to the site, including essential visita-

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According to Dorothee Birker, communications and development co-ordinator at Kelowna Community Resources (KCR), neither Kelowna nor Kamloops should expect to host refugees from Afghanistan, at least at this time. In an emailed reply to a query from KTW, Birker explained that while KCR does provide resettlement assistance support for government assisted refugees, those who fled Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban overtaking the country are more likely to settle in the Vancouver area if they come to B.C. The change in plans is mainly due to the wildfire situation in the ThompsonOkanagan region, Birker said. Kamloops Immigration Services (KIS) had previously confirmed that discussions were underway between KCR and KIS as to what role Kamloops would take and how many refugee families the city would host. However, the status of those discussions is on hold. In late July, the federal government first announced its offer of refuge, extended to Afghan nationals who helped Canada while its troops were in Afghanistan. At that time, the federal government

said it was “seized with the urgency of the situation,” vowing to work “quickly” to help those who had supported Canadian forces. Some of the eligible refugees included those who had worked with the Canadian Armed Forces as interpreters, cooks, drivers, cleaners, along with their immediate family members. The eligibility requirements for resettlement referral were “based on applicants’ significant or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada” and subject to “usual admissibility requirements, including security, criminal and health screenings,” including screenings for COVID-19. On Aug. 13, three weeks after the initial declaration, the federal government reaffirmed that it remained “deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and the risks it poses for many vulnerable Afghans.” Officials, including Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, announced the government’s intention to resettle 20,000 vulnerable Afghans threatened by the Taliban and forced to flee Afghanistan. Since that announcement, Taliban forces moved into the Afghan capital of Kabul, where a series of violent altercations, including two suicide bombings this week near the airport, forced evacuation efforts to cease.

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NOTICE TO MOTORISTS EAST DOWNTOWN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

September 13 to October 31, 2021

The City of Kamloops has contracted BA Dawson Blacktop Ltd to mill and repave Lansdowne Street, Victoria Street and Battle Street between 7th Avenue and 13th Avenue. Work will begin September 13 and is expected to be complete by the end of October. Construction is scheduled to occur Monday–Saturday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm. One travel lane in each direction will be maintained at all times, with the exception of a short-term full closure of 10th Avenue. There will be NO onstreet parking for the duration of the project. Please obey all traffic control personnel, signage, and equipment when driving in the vicinity. Expect delays and plan accordingly. Questions?

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usic is said to have a special place in our lives. I truly believe it. The text message arrived on a Saturday morning. It was from a lady who was a manager at a long-term care facility. I had been a volunteer and worked alongside her for almost 20 years. She asked if I could come and spend some time with a fellow who was not well and had no family to be with him. I replied that I could come over in the early afternoon. When I arrived home, I got ready to go and my wife suggested I take my guitar. I had not planned on it, but she insisted. So, I grabbed my guitar and made sure I had some songs in case there was an opportunity

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to play and sing, but that didn’t seem to be the plan. When I arrived, there was a bit of a procedure to follow, but I was soon taken to “Bill’s” room. He was in the care of a wonderful woman who was sitting beside him and holding his hands as she spoke with him.

She was experienced in palliative care. I sat on a chair on the other side of Bill and introduced myself. In a very few minutes, I would be left alone with Bill and as the caregiver left the room, she said she would be back in a while. The next half hour was my time to spend with a fellow who would soon see the end of this life. I had never met him before, knew nothing of his religious beliefs or anything else about him. As I held his hand, I told him he still had a firm grip. Even with medication, he seemed uneasy. His hand was warm as I held onto it while opening a small Bible to read Psalm 23. His hand was warm as I prayed with him. His hand was warm when I said I wanted to

sing for him. As I let go of his hand, he tried to hold onto mine for a moment longer. Mom used to sing old hymns when I was a youngster at home. They have been my favourite to play when I lead singing at the same care home. Now, it was just two fellows sharing some moments of their lives together in the privacy of a room. The chords from the guitar had a gentleness that I hadn’t heard before. My voice broke as I sang Jesus Loves Me. Almost half my time with Bill was spent in sharing spiritual music with him. I had sung those old hymns so many times before, but never to a man in palliative care. It felt different. When my twin brother was near the end of his life, I found myself listening to

James Taylor and Carole King. James was my idol when I was in my teen years. Some day, I wished I could play even a shadow as well as he could play and have a voice that reached the tender spot in the heart for so many people. It wasn’t supposed to be on a Saturday afternoon singing to a man in palliative care that perhaps a glimpse of a high school dream would come true. For Bill, was he predestined to have stranger come visit him at that moment in life, to be his friend when he was down and troubled and needed some loving care? In a spiritual sense, did someone far greater than any of us come to be with Bill as his friend? Music is said to have a special place in our lives. I truly believe it.

Inequality remains China’s fundamental failure Never mind the destruction of the relatively free society of Hong Kong (no emergency airlift like Kabul, but the number of people fleeing Hong Kong may ultimately be larger). Never mind the persecution of the Uyghurs or the Orwellian surveillance society the Communist Party is building or the tens of millions who died in wars, famines and cultural revolutions to bring equality to China. The party’s fundamental failure is to create a society, after 70 years of absolute power, that is about as unequal as that of the United States. Equality was the goal that allegedly justified all the killing and oppression, but

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equality is further away than ever. Per capita incomes are still much lower in China than in the U.S., for it only started to develop rapidly about 40 years ago. But since then, the gulf between the rich and the rest has inexorably widened until it now approaches the American standard. Americans are used to these disparities and can console themselves with the myth of equal opportunity. (If you’re not rich, it’s your own fault. You’re not trying hard enough.)

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Chinese people are new to this situation and the official ideology still says people should be equal. That’s the goal that supposedly justifies the perpetual dictatorship of the party. So, the grotesque inequality is embarrassing for the party and, potentially, quite dangerous. Back in the days when the Chinese economy was growing at eight to 10 per cent a year, it could be ignored — a rising tide raises all ships, even the poorest — but the fast-growth era is over. Sooner or later, the losers in the race will realize they have lost permanently. In May, Premier Li Keqiang revealed that 600-million Chinese citizens (about 40 per cent of the population) earn $5 a day or less.

This is not a good look in a country that has more billionaires (1,058) than the United States — and the party leadership is not stupid. Something must be done. That’s why President Xi Jinping is talking up a new policy of “common prosperity,” while also imposing stricter censorship and other social controls. The idea is to head off trouble by evening out the grossest inequalities and teaching the highest-flying billionaires a little humility: don’t stall the economy, but spread the wealth around a little. — Read the entire column online at kamloopsthisweek.com, under the Opinion tab.

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THE VACCINATION CARD PROGRAM DEBATE ,PART 2 Editor: At the Sept. 1 anti-vaccination rally outside of Royal Inland Hospital, I saw a sign, “Heroes to Zeroes,” aimed at health-care workers, which was insulting, ungrateful and plain stupid. Our health-care workers have been on the vanguard of this epidemic since day one, putting themselves at risk to care for others during a very stressful time. They continue to be heroes and the zeroes are the anti-vaxxers putting the rest of us at risk. Do they not realize that when (not if) they get the virus, it will be our health-care workers who will look after them? Roger Parker Kamloops Editor: For some inexplicable reason, other than their “freedom,” as they call it, there are protesters who are anti-mask and antivaccine. Should any of them get COVID-19, they need to be held accountable for their irrational and irresponsible decisions and hospitals should have the “free-

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dom” to deny them entry. That way, they won’t be endangering our doctors and nurses or any health-care workers and they have the “freedom” to treat themselves at home. Marie Fabbro Kamloops Editor: Those of us who have been vaccinated don’t care whether you get vaccinated.

The only stipulation is that until you have proof of vaccination, you will not be welcome in public venues, including restaurants, bars, clubs, movie theatres, concerts and sporting events, etc. You do not have the right to potentially infect those of us who have chosen to protect ourselves and those around us from infection by the coronavirus. This is no different than the protective measures that were

implemented to protect us from other deadly infectious diseases, such as smallpox, polio and others. Requiring proof of vaccination is not an infringement of “your rights.” It is the law, just like other laws, such as those governing the operation of a motor vehicle, for which you are required to provide proof that you are in compliance with the law. The requirement to show proof of vaccination is not any different from the requirement for young people to provide proof they are old enough to be served alcoholic beverages in a public place. It is time to recognize the science related to the vaccines and to ignore the “journal of www.” Allister Brown Kamloops Editor: I have home insurance, which covers almost every eventuality. I also have health insurance, which also covers almost eventuality. If I, in a moment of madness,

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decide to burn my house down, for whatever reason, and expect to hold the insurance company liable for the damage, I would quickly be denied the coverage — and for good reason. Amid a pandemic, with vaccines available at no charge, if I decide not to get vaccinated for whatever reason, why should I be covered by the provincial medical plan? If I refuse to take preventive measures, I should be held responsible for all costs if, in fact, I become infected with the virus. If this step was taken, how quickly would those who have no respect for their fellow citizens commence to protest that they shouldn’t be singled out, that they should not have to pay just because they refused to help themselves. Should these people not be judged the same as the arsonist? It would be interesting to find out should the provincial government find some intestinal fortitude and take steps so we are all protected from this deadly virus. Bill White Kamloops

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Sept. 10 is recognized internationally as World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). WSPD is an opportunity for the community to come together to promote understanding about suicide and catalyze changes that prevent suicide and alleviate suffering for those impacted by suicide. Suicide is the ninth-leading cause of death in Canada overall and the second-leading cause of death for youth under age 24. The impact of suicide ripples out to countless individuals, families, groups and communities. Suicide is complex and, if we’re being honest, it often evokes uncomfortable feelings. It can be difficult to know where to start, so below are simple actions you can take on WSPD and every day to contribute to the cause. The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) will be hosting a virtual online event

this Friday at 11 a.m. on this year’s theme of “Creating Hope Through Action”. Register online at suicideprevention.ca to take part. Help raise awareness through social media. CASP publishes a toolkit for individuals, groups and communities to use and it includes images and resources that can be shared on social media. Visit the CASP website to download tools to spread the message about WSPD and suicide prevention. Light a candle by a window on Sept. 10. People around the world will light candles at 8 p.m. on WSPD as a sign of light in the darkness. The candle shines as a beacon of hope for those who are thinking about suicide, those who are affected by the suicidal thoughts of someone they care about and those who are impacted by suicide loss. Learn more about suicide and consider the language you use to talk about suicide. Visit the website for the Canadian Association for Suicide

Prevention or the Mental Health Commission of Canada to learn more about suicide, dispel myths and become familiar with suggested language to use when talking about suicide. For example, the term “committed suicide” comes from a time when suicide was criminalized. The term is considered stigmatizing. We now suggest using terms such as “died from suicide” to reduce stigma. Donate to suicide-prevention causes. Although the need is incredibly great, Crisis Services Canada continues to struggle with consistent funding to ensure the resource remains available. Consider donating to organizations that support suicide prevention and help those in need. Reach out to someone who might be struggling. A leading theory of suicide suggests that people often experience suicidal thoughts when two difficult feelings occur at the same time — a sense of disconnection from

others and feeling as though they are a burden on people they care about the most. Often, fear prevents us from taking action — fear of not knowing what to say, fear of putting the idea in their head (the research says that this is not true), and fear of not knowing how to respond if someone says they are suicidal. While bringing it up can be difficult, you can simply start with, “I know you’ve been going through a lot lately. I want you to know I’m concerned about you.” Many times, being heard and feeling connected can help alleviate feelings of suicidality. You don’t have to have all of the answers, but you should be prepared to help find resources and information if needed. Have the resources listed below on hand in case immediate support is needed. Help someone create a life worth living. It’s not enough to prevent people from dying by suicide. We have to support everyone to

create a life worth living. Think about what you can do to create a sense of community and encourage people to get involved in activities that are meaningful and life-sustaining. FIND INFORMATION • Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: suicideprevention.ca • Mental Health Commission of Canada: mentalhealthcommission.ca • For immediate crisis support anywhere in B.C.: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433). • For immediate crisis support anywhere in Canada: 1-833-4564566. Rebecca Sanford is a clinical social worker, researcher, educator and suicide loss survivor. She works as faculty in the TRU School of Social Work and Human Service and is also the loss survivor chair on the board of directors for the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.

Back to Basics: 10 Financial Planning areas to review Life has been anything but normal lately between the COVID-19 pandemic and the added stress of wildfires in BC. Many priorities may have taken back seat as we navigate these incredible obstacles the past several months. As we strive to get back to "normal", it can be timely to review your finances, highlight any areas that might have drifted and get back on track. Here is a 10-point checklist to help with your review, in no particular order:

TFSA? Have we maxed out RESP grant monies for kids/ grandkids? Many are not able to fill every bucket, so where should they prioritize? Are your monthly savings automated to ensure they remain a priority?

• Debts: Debts can be a top stressor on families. Reviewing to see if there are any opportunities to reduce credit card debts, lower interest rates, or review your mortgage details could save hundreds of dollars a month. Given the increase in property values, is there potential to consolidate debts into your mortgage? It is paramount to get out of credit card debt as fast as possible.

• Retirement Plan: When was the last time you or your advisor updated your plan to ensure you are on track? What assumptions are being used and are they still accurate? Are any adjustments required given the changes many have faced over the past 2 years?

• Savings: How much are you saving and for what goal? Depending on your objectives, different savings vehicles may make more sense. Should we be using an RSP or

• Family Budget: Household spending may have drifted over the past few months. Do you have a budget and track your expenses? Revisiting spending patterns is important to highlight where changes can be made to help achieve savings or debt-reduction goals quicker.

• Investment portfolio: Given the strength of the stock market recovery from COVID-19, how has your portfolio fared? Is it time to rebalance? How much risk are you taking and is it appropriate? Does your portfolio align with your objectives (e.g.: retirement plans)? How much are you paying on fees? • Will: Wills are encouraged to be reviewed every few years, or after any major life event (divorce, birth, death, marriage, etc.). Extra consideration is often required for blended families. Sadly, we have seen instances where procrastination in estate planning has caused major issues.

representation agreements and health care directives are in place and up to date. We also encourage sharing this information with relevant family members • Beneficiaries: This includes reviewing RSPs/RIFs, TFSAs, work plans, pensions and insurance policies to ensure all are up to date. Many of these can flow outside the estate and Will, which can typically avoid income tax and probate. • Insurance: Reviewing all life, disability and personal property policies is recommended. Is your coverage adequate for your goals and increased cost of living? • Tax planning: Were any recommendations made by a tax professional? This could include RSP contributions or opening a spousal RSP, income harvesting for small business owners or retirees, or charitable donations to name only a few. While not an exhaustive list, we feel this is a good place to begin reviewing your personal circumstances and what positive changes can be made to strengthen your financial position. As always, we strongly encourage working with a trusted and knowledgeable advisor. Written By Keith Until next time… Invest Well. Live Well.

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Wildfire tally so far includes 161 structures in TNRD lost or damaged SEAN BRADY

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A total of 161 structures were lost or damaged due to wildfires in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District during this year’s devastating wildfire season. That figure includes 53 primary residences, 28 seasonal residences, seven commercial or industrial buildings, 66 outbuildings and seven other structures with a use still to be determined. TNRD communications manager Michelle Nordstrom provided the figures to KTW and said the process in determining exactly which structures were lost is an ongoing process. The highly destructive wildfire season saw thousands of properties on evacuation order and alert within the TNRD. At one point, order and alert areas comprised approximately 25 per cent of the entire geographical area of the TNRD, or about 11,250 square kilometres. The five largest wildfires in the region burned about 340,000 hectares. That figure nearly matches the 10-year average area burned for the entire province of

British Columbia, though the eastern arms of the White Rock Lake wildfire also stretch into the Regional District of the North Okanagan. The figures reported do not include losses seen near Okanagan Lake in that regional district, nor do they include losses on First Nations land or municipal areas. By wildfire, the White Rock Lake blaze was the most destructive, destroying or damaging 66 properties. The Sparks Lake wildfire, located northwest of Kamloops, was also highly destructive, claiming 55 properties. The July Mountain wildfire, which burned across the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt near Brookmere, claimed three properties, as did the Tremont Creek wildfire, which burned a large area between Logan Lake and Kamloops Lake. The Lytton Creek wildfire burned 34 properties within the TNRD, but that figure does not include properties lost within the Village of Lytton itself, which saw catastrophic losses when a wildfire swept through the town on June 30. The provincial government sent a request for federal disaster aid funding on July 29 and is awaiting a reply from Ottawa.

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Iain Currie: Green Party of Canada government can play a greater role in promoting and funding these efforts. The Green Party has proposed a billion dollar per year fund to allow communities to hire young people to work on environmental issues like forest fire mitigation. While this seems like a lot of money, the government could have funded much more than half of this cost simply by not calling this election.

Name: Iain Currie Party: Green Party of Canada Phone: 250-572-7186 Email: iain.currie@greenparty. ca

Social media: Facebook: @iaincurrie2021, Twitter: @iaincurrie4MP, Instagram: @iainacurrie. Occupation: Lawyer Family: Married with three grown children Q: In a nutshell, why should voters cast a ballot for you and your party, as opposed to your opponents and their parties? A: A vote for me is a vote for a better way. We can: 1. Build a resilient economy; 2. Take real action to combat climate change; 3. Make long-term plans for a healthier country. The reason I am running for the Green Party is not because the party has all the answers, but because we are centred on core values: sustainability, ecological wisdom, participatory democracy, social justice, respect for diversity and non-violence. Ask yourself what the other parties stand for? The election was called on one of the worst days for forest fires in our history and at the beginning of the fourth wave of the pandemic, not because any of us want an election, but only because the Liberals want more power. The Conservatives did much the same thing the last time they were the government.

IAIN CURRIE The provincial NDP did the same thing last year. Politics doesn’t have to be a cynical game, but to have something better, you will have to vote for something better. Vote your values. Vote for me, Iain Currie of the Green Party. 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? A: Yes. Q: What should be done to mitigate the effects of wildfires? A: Forest fires are inevitable and natural, but as temperatures rise and extremes become more common, we will continue to see more of the large, catastrophic fires which put lives and property at risk and reduce air quality and our general quality of life. We cannot flip a switch and reduce the temperature, but we can make investments in offseason mitigation efforts including forest fuel management, controlled-burning and preserving fire-resistant old-growth forests. While this is primarily a provincial jurisdiction, the federal

Q: What is the most important first step government should do in tackling the climate change crisis? A: The first thing to do is to stop, immediately, wilfully making the problem worse. The government of Canada needs to stop pouring billions of dollars into subsidies for fossil fuel companies. Q: What would you propose be done to end the pandemic and prevent the next one? A: Obviously, the most important step is to continue to vaccinate as many people as possible and to ensure that health professionals continue to lead the response based on the best available data. How to end the pandemic is a scientific question and should not be a political one. The question of how to prevent the next one does have an important political component because the government of Canada can and should direct our tax dollars to maximize the long-term health and prosperity of Canadians. The best way I can think to do this is to make a significant investment in higher education, to train the next generation of epidemiologists, researchers, infectious disease doctors, etc. The Green Party has pro-

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posed tuition-free universities. Education is an investment that pays dividends in so many areas, including public health. Q: Do you support mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of healthcare workers and students and staff in post-secondary institutions? If not, why not? A: Yes for health-care workers. It is a reasonable expectation of someone working in healthcare that they take all necessary steps to protect the people seeking their help. Yes and no for post-secondary institutions. I think it is reasonable to require those who could spread the virus in a classroom to be vaccinated. But our public institutions will need to accommodate those who are unable for health reasons to be vaccinated and I see no reason why they should not also make accommodations, where it is possible, for those who are unwilling to be vaccinated. Obviously, vaccine-hesitancy is irrational and undesirable, but it is also real and resistant to reasoned argument. Policies that merely punish the unvaccinated are going to make the issue more divisive and entrench anti-science views. 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: Reconciliation needs to be an urgent priority. The government has been saying the right thing, but its actions do not match its words. The question asks for the first step, so I have picked something that can be accomplished immediately: stop all appeals and litigation in the

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Jordan’s Principle cases. Acknowledge the government’s systemic discrimination against Indigenous children, pay up and do better. Q: What is the No. 1 issue being raised with you when speaking to voters in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding? A: Quality of life. We were all tired of COVID restrictions before an early and awful fire season began. As a community, we are still reeling from the horror of the discovery of the 215 children’s graves at the residential school. Even for those of us who have been fortunate enough to avoid illness and direct impact from the fires, it is hard to avoid feeling anxious and pessimistic. Like you, I did not want an election now. I was going to sit this one out. I was going to give in to that pervasive sense that nothing I can do will make a difference. But on the Friday before the election was called, I looked out my window and saw the blue skies of my hometown turn to smoke grey and realized that giving up on my children’s future is not an option for me. I choose optimism and action. I believe that we can do better. Q: What is the most important step that needs to be taken to begin reduction of the deficit caused by pandemic-related spending? A: Improving tax policy. That means a wealth tax, closing tax loopholes and establishing a nonpartisan tax commission with a goal of simplifying the system in a way consistent with Canadian values. Our next government could also have a quick win by immediately ending fossil fuel subsidies.

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Bill Sundhu: New Democratic Party of Canada KTW is running 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: Bill Sundhu Party: NDP Campaign office address: 100125 Fourth Ave. Phone: 250-852-7444 Email: bill.sundhu@ndp.ca Social media: Facebook: @BillSundhuNDP Twitter: @bsundhu Instagram: @billsundhu Occupation: Human rights lawyer Family: Married, with two children (daughter and son) Q: In a nutshell, why should voters cast a ballot for you and your party, as opposed to your opponents and their parties? A: There’s so much at stake in this election — our economy, health care, environment, social justice and the health of our democracy. As I’m talking with people in our communities, I’m getting a clear sense that they just don’t think the Trudeau government, or the Conservatives, are working for them and their interests. The pandemic has also shown everyone that the economy isn’t working for them, not when we see the ultra-rich making $78 billion in excess profits during the pandemic, at a time when so many Canadians have lost jobs, lost homes, lost education opportunities and are struggling to get by. 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

make it possible for our communities to become carbon-free.

BILL SUNDHU 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: As I write this, there are wildfires raging across the province. This wildfire season has brought untold hardship on the people of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. It’s a summer many of us will likely never forget. There’s no question that human-caused climate change is affecting us right now and successive Liberal and Conservatives governments have continuously failed to address this crisis effectively and meaningfully. With the recent UN report warning an ever-worsening climate, we cannot afford to wait any longer to act. Our province is burning and we need a government that has a plan to respond. We must take on the biggest polluters and work to create jobs in the new energy economy, and we must develop local solutions to fight the climate crisis. The most effective way to prevent wildfire seasons like what we are experiencing is to put in place a plan to support local businesses to get off fossil fuels, innovate and develop new climate mitigation and adaptation technologies, and

Q: What is the most important first step government should do in tackling the climate change crisis? A: Despite what Justin Trudeau talks about, Canada is heading in the wrong direction on climate action. He’s increased emissions every year in office despite his promise to bring them down. And he’s increased subsidies to big oil and other fossil fuel companies by 40 percent, even though he promised to phase them out. Government needs to stand by its commitments and follow the science, which is why the NDP is committed to setting a target of reducing Canada’s emissions by at least 50 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030. We need to reach net-zero by 2050; this target is non-negotiable and it means we need to act. Q: What would you propose be done to end the pandemic and prevent the next one? A: Our public health officers have been unanimous on the best way to beat COVID-19 — get vaccinated. As of writing this, 84 per cent of British Columbians over 12 have received their first dose and 75 per cent have received their second. We need to keep this vaccination rate up and I’m proud of the work the NDP government in B.C. and Dr. Bonnie Henry have done to ensure we have a strong vaccination and public health plan. The reality is we need to be prepared for the next pandemic. An NDP government will create a Crown corporation responsible for vaccine production in Canada. An NDP government will also stockpile personal protective equipment so that we don’t have to rely on foreign suppliers in the event of a public health crisis. The long-term care sector was

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hit extremely hard by the COVID19 pandemic and this sector needs a major overhaul. An NDP government would end private, for-profit long-term care and bring long-term care homes under public health. Q: Do you support mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of healthcare workers and students and staff in post-secondary institutions? If not, why not? A: It is paramount that the federal government make the health and safety of Canadians a priority. Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals have refused to provide a timeline for mandatory vaccination for federal employees. When questioned further about consequences for those federal employees who refuse to be vaccinated, Trudeau was unable to answer any direction questions. We must be concrete on this one fact: We must get as many people vaccinated as possible and we need to back up that commitment with action. An NDP government will work with public-sector unions to ensure education about vaccines is provided, that barriers to access are removed and that workers have sufficient opportunity to get a vaccine. For any employee who refuses to be vaccinated, without a reason specifically related to health status, it is expected that collective agreements will be followed, which includes a process for progressive discipline. That being said, discipline should always be a last resort, though it may be necessary to protect the health and safety of the Canadian public. 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: I am proud of my advocacy and work with Indigenous

Peoples, in the justice system and for human rights. Jagmeet Singh is the only federal leader to visit Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. We paid our respects, listened and expressed our firm commitment to Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir and council to see that justice is done and that true reconciliation is at the heart of our vision for Canada. Central to the NDP vision for true reconciliation are specific actions that will facilitate Indigenous peoples, and all Canadians, down a path of healing and understanding together. Q: What is the No. 1 issue being raised with you when speaking to voters in the KamloopsThompson-Cariboo riding? A: Almost everyone I talk to right now brings up the wildfires and, connected to that, the vital importance of a clean and healthy environment. We need urgent action on addressing the climate crisis and mitigating the devastating effects of wildfires on our communities and local economies. The federal government needs to be an active partner, providing vital resources and leadership in protecting our communities. I’m also hearing a lot about economic development and creating opportunities for good paying, local jobs. An integral part of that is to build a clean-energy economy that provides good jobs and wages to everybody. Health care is another issue I’m hearing about a lot, specifically, health care that works for everyone. This includes making life more affordable by reducing costs on prescription drugs, dental care, childcare, housing, post-secondary education that is accessible and reducing student debt, taking better care of our seniors and addressing the opioid crisis.


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Seven local candidates finalized for Sept. 20 federal election The deadline for candidates to register to run in the Sept. 20 federal election passed on Aug. 31 and there will be seven people vying for your vote in KamloopsThompson-Cariboo. According to Elections Canada, the seven candidates seeking to be the local MP are: • Wayne Allan (independent) • Frank Caputo (Conservative) • Iain Currie (Green) • Corally Delwo (People’s

Correction The Sept. 1 federal election Q&A with Conservative candidate Frank Caputo included erroneous family information. In fact, Caputo is Married to Odette Dempsey Caputo and they have three children.

Party of Canada) • Jesse McCormick (Liberal) • Bob O’Brien (Independent) • Bill Sundhu (NDP) The Elections Canada office for the KamloopsThompson-Cariboo riding is in Northills Centre in North Kamloops and is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Advance voting opportunities will take place on

Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13. Go online to electionscanada.ca to find out where your polling station is located, what ID you need to vote, whether you have to register and how to vote by mail, a special voting procedure that has a deadline of Sept. 14. Key dates in this election include Wednesday, Sept. 8 (the Transition Kamloops and Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association online debate,

which begins at 7 p.m. Go online to transitionkamloops. net for information on how to watch it), Thursday, Sept. 9 (the English-language federal leaders’ debate, which will be shown on myriad TV channels, beginning at 7 p.m.) and Monday, Sept. 13 (the KTW/Radio NL/Kamloops Chamber of Commerce local riding debate, to be broadcast beginning at 7 p..m on KTW’s Facebook page and on Radio NL, at 610 on the AM dial).

Election guides in the mail Elections Canada has mailed a guide to the federal election to each household in Canada. The guide reminds electors that if they have not received a voter information card showing their correct name and address, they should take steps to register to vote or update their registration. Electors have several options to register or update their registration before Tuesday, Sept. 14

at 6 p.m. Voters are encouraged to use Elections Canada’s online voter registration service — at electionscanaca.ca — to register or update their address. Electors can also contact their local Elections Canada office to register or update their registration. The Elections Canada office for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding is in Northills Centre in

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Kamloops - Thompson - Cariboo I am proud to be Indigenous and I am dedicated to achieving reconciliation in our time. I have helped First Nations across the country have a say in the development of major infrastructure projects and I have advocated for Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations.

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Low supply, high prices continue for Kamloops real estate KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Kamloops home prices have again reached record highs, but the market may have cooled some, with limited supply choking off both sellers’ and buyers’ options. Some homes for sale in Kamloops are still receiving multiple offers, even during a time when the market typically slows, according to the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association. Homes are also selling as fast as they ever have, with an average of 27 days on the market. KADREA president Chelsea Mann describes the Kamloops market as “inventory starved,” but said the region will still likely see record sales this year, given what has already sold and what future months look like. “Inventory will remain a cause for concern,” she said. While this past August was not a record-setting month, with 219 units sold, months prior

have shown an increase in sales volume. In fact, to date, 2021 has towered above in terms of units sold, with 2,656 homes changing hands. That’s about 325 more than the second highest year-todate figures seen in 2017. In 2021 so far, the average price of a house in Kamloops has been $563,829 — about 20 per cent higher than it was one year ago, when the average home in Kamloops cost $472,412. But on top of that price increase, 50 per cent more homes have been sold — from 1,362 in 2020 to 2,049 in 2021. Other nearby areas within the Kamloops district have also seen increases. Merritt and area is up 41 per cent in volume and 20 per cent in price to an average of $417,328. Barriere and area homes now sell for an average of $445,995, an increase of 46 per cent since last year. Logan Lake and area homes average $380,868 — a 53 per

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cent increase. Chase and area, meanwhile, saw a 48 per cent increase in price to an average of $647,610, and more of those homes have sold, with volume up 70 per cent to 122 homes changing hands so far this year. As of Sept. 3, Kamloops had 875 active home listings. Mann said about 350 new listings are

added each month, with about 300 sales in the same period. “It will take some time for the Kamloops real estate market to reach a healthy state of supply,” Mann said. With such low supply, Mann said sellers may be balancing their decision to sell on the high prices offered by the high-

demand market and the difficulty in finding a new home due to lack of supply. “This, coupled with the aftermath of the fires, changing regulations and an unforeseen upcoming election, may have had a discouraging impact on prospective sellers in the region,” Mann said.

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A second man charged in connection with a 2018 drug-related slaying in Kamloops has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. On Aug. 30, Sean Scurt pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court to one count of manslaughter for his role in the death of Troy Gold, 35, whose remains were found in the Lac Du Bois Grasslands north of the city in October 2018, weeks after he was reported missing. Scurt was one of five men arrested in the fall of 2019 in connection with Gold’s murder. His guilty plea follows that of Darian Rohel, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter about a month ago. He was handed a seven-year sentence for the crime and is already serving 3.5 years in prison following separate drug convictions. Scurt, Rohel, Nathan Townsend, Jayden

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Eustache and John Daviss were each initially charged with second-degree murder, but the charges for all of the accused except Eustache have since been reduced to manslaughter. The trials have also since been split into two. Scurt and Rohel were scheduled to stand trial with Daviss, separate from Eustache and Townsend. Scurt remains in custody and will have a date fixed for sentencing on Oct. 18. Meanwhile, a voir dire is scheduled to take place for Daviss the week of Sept. 13. A voir dire hearing is akin to a trial within a trial, a non-publishable hearing held to determine whether certain evidence is admissible at trial. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Townsend and Eustache on Sept. 15. The details of Scurt’s role in the murder cannot be published until his co-

accused stand trial. Gold had been involved in the city’s drug trade, as were each of the five accused, according to police. His murder was the first in a series of deadly gang-related incidents in Kamloops over a violent five-month stretch that saw four people killed and a number of others injured.

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As people sign up online, the vaccine card people received then they received their shots will be able to be used until Sept. 26. After Sept. 26, people will need to show proof of vaccination via the app, which will allow residents to save a digital copy to their mobile device or print a hard copy to present along with government-issued photo identification when entering designated businesses and events. Proof of two doses will be required after Oct. 24. Those looking to get a copy of their card will need to provide their provincial health number, date of birth and the date when they received their first or second dose of the vaccine. Once that information is centered, an app, paper copy or digital copy on a phone will display a QR code (a barcode-like image) that can be used to verify vaccination status. Businesses can use a provided verification app to verify the QR

codes or simply visually check the card, which will display “vaccinated,” “partially vaccinated” or “no record found.” A piece of government-issued ID will also need to accompany the card for those ages 19 and older. People without access to a computer and printer can get their card by calling 1-833-838-2323 at the Get Vaccinated call centre and can have their printed copy mailed to them.

They can also visit a Service BC Centre to get one. In Kamloops, the Service BC Centre is in the Kamloops Law Courts building, downtown at Columbia Street and Fourth Avenue. The rationale for the vaccine card system is B.C.’s recent increase in cases, especially among those who are unvaccinated. On Tuesday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry laid out her reasoning.

Henry said unvaccinated people are 12 times as likely to become infected with COVID-19, 34 times more likely to be hospitalized and eight times as likely to die as a result of infection. “It’s abundantly clear that the fourth wave is confined to those who are unvaccinated,” Premier John Horgan said. As of Tuesday, , 85.1 per cent of British Columbians age 12 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Henry also said that fines can be issued for violations of provincial health office orders, by a variety of enforcement personnel, including police, community safety units, liquor or cannabis inspectors, gaming investigators and conservation officers. Fines vary from $230 to $575 for individuals and up to $2,300 for event organizers and owners/ operators. For those who choose not to be vaccinated, Henry suggested they can support restaurants with take-

out orders and exercise outdoors, instead. One thing the card won’t do is restrict access to any government service. “You do not have to be concerned about not being able to access provincial services or municipal services because you’ve only had one vaccine or no vaccines at all,” said Premier John Horgan. Only residents under the age of 12 are exempted from the vaccine card program. People who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical or religious reasons will not be exempted, as Henry has said the program is temporary and expected to end in January of 2022. For those from outside B.C., proof-of-vaccine will still be required in these settings and can be provided by other provinces’ officially recognized record. For those from outside Canada, the proof of vaccination used to enter the country can be used.

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the neighbouring TNRD and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc are both using it and because the provincial government does not provide municipalities access to its AlertReady software. The city, band and regional district all share an audience and once version 2.0 launches, all registered users within City of Kamloops boundaries will automatically be connected to the municipal account and will not be required to re-register. If the current version or another app were used, all those who signed up with the city would have to do so again, meaning some could be lost. School District 73 has reached out to the city to discuss the potential of the school district also using the system. On Aug. 17, council held off on approving a $15,000 annual subscription fee for a four-year term so staff could report back on the application, but signed off on $40,000 of initial set-up costs — the one-year licensing fee ($15,000), user training ($5,000) and planned community registration communications (up to $20,000, if needed). Moving forward, if council wishes to extend the use of Voyent, it will cost $15,000 per year.

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Logan Lake’s road to FireSmart recognition began well before the 2021 fire season.

In fact, the journey began in 2003, when thenmayor Ella Brown, along with Dirk Werring, the town’s then-fire chief, began the slow, but

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class students initially did work demonstrating the positive results of fuel mitigation within the town. Don Brown, himself a recognized forester, volunteered as an adopted forester, offering information and advice to Sorochan and his students. The following year, pastor Harry Holmquist from Church on the Hill applied for work grants to hire students, to create much-needed youth employment and to continue the work of creating a FireSmart perimeter within the community to help avert a potential threat. Tom Lacey of Merritt took on a major role in helping council to create a plan and, through his strong belief in Logan Lake and its ability to achieve its goal of becoming a FireSmart community.

He devised a variety of plans, including selective logging and building more trails for residents to use while working tirelessly to gain the FireSmart designation. Logan Lake fire chiefs who were involved in the effort included Dirk Werring, Dan Leighton and Doug Wilson. But, as Wilson clearly pointed out, it was Leighton, during his time in Logan Lake from 2008 to 2020, who did a majority of the crucial work. Among those who valiantly fought for Logan Lake during the August evacuation were Wade Achibald, the town’s public works supervisor who was constantly on the job. Note that firefighters Chris Candy and Neil Rideout together manned the laundry room at the fire hall, washing/

The Tremont Creek wildfire, seen here photographed by the BC Wildfire Service on Aug. 12, burned right to the edge of the community of Logan Lake, which was evacuated due to the threat from the blaze.

drying/folding clean clothes to be returned to their owners, some of whom had been wearing the same gear for more than eight days. And we can’t forget to acknowledge the 14 regular members of the Logan Lake Fire Department. The owner of Highland Valley Foods, Karan Singh, gave the key to the store to Wilson to enable him to access food, meat, vegetables

and other store snack products, which helped keep the Country Cafe operating. Many of those doing the cooking, serving and cleaning were the partners of Logan Lake firefighters. In addition, Panago Pizza in Merritt supplied pizzas to evacuees in that city while personally delivering pizzas to folks fighting the fire in Logan Lake. Another local hero is the owner

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This had been arranged by Wilson and by another community hero, Highland Valley Copper, which donated a bus and driver to safely move this special group of residents. Also, during the evacuation several

residents using technology, kept in touch with the fire chief, giving him passcodes to enable him to access home freezers, gardens, greenhouses, chicken eggs and equipment that might be needed. Mayor Robin Smith, who initially

stayed behind after the notice to leave was issued, proudly noted, there wasn’t much to be changed in the way the fire was handled by the local crew. As well, Smith noted the excellent efforts of wildfire crews from 36 other communities

in B.C. and Alberta. In hindsight, Smith said residents were very well looked after, with many neighbours knocking on the doors of others, advising of the order to leave. Smith was also very vocal about the quality

entire community. As well, the mayor was very clear in stating firefighting that was done was all in attack, rather than defensive mode. Finally, late on Friday, Aug.13, with the strong advice of the fire chief, Smith, even though she found

of service offered by the structural protection company that improved water sprinklers and/or put them on roofs that had none. Noting, they used garbage cans and plugging holes in structures to prevent damage while monitoring the

it hard to leave, did so knowing Logan Lake’s needs were being met. While there was a welcome home event for Logan Lakers on Aug. 22, mayor and council are planning on hosting a larger community gathering in the future, when

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Nominations are now open for the upcoming November general election of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc chief and council, which, for the first time, will allow band members who don’t reside on the reserve to run for office. In May, the band passed a series of amendments to its cus-

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advance polls on Nov. 6. Election day is Nov. 13. The nomination meeting will be held in Moccasin Square Garden on Chief Alex Thomas Way. Any elector who cannot be at the meeting may nominate an eligible person in writing by completing the required remote elector declaration form. All electors living offreserve will be mailed a remote

nomination package to the last known address. Nominations may be mailed or emailed and must be received by 8 p.m. on Sept. 25. The nomination meeting will be held in compliance with current COVID-19 health and safety protocols as required by the provincial health officer for Interior Health. Nomination forms and rules

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— the gutting, skinning, and dragging — for someone else. It seems subjects like meat care and proper field handling of game don’t warrant a mention. It would have all been laughable, but for the killing. The show was amusing enough (at least in an “I’m bored out of my mind and have nothing better to do” kind of way) until the moment the good ol’ boys lined up on an animal and pulled the trigger. And then it just became pathetic because it was done for the worst possible reasons. It looks to me that so many of these shows are filmed because companies want to sell more gear. The good ol’ boys kill deer, elk, bears, moose and all other sorts of creatures to attract sponsors, who want us to buy their carbonactivated scent-reduction suits or deer-pee-cover scents. The hosts engage in tactics that would make The Shopping Channel proud. They shamelessly place products in seemingly real-life situations, with the label of the gear set in such a way that the manufacturer’s name is always apparent. Yeah, right. They even stoop to making the show’s guests use specific gear when it’s unlikely they would ever use it if they were not on that particular show. I once watched a northern

Canadian hunting guide lead a couple of good ol’ boys on a typical slaughter. He was all decked out in a fancy camo jacket with a prominent logo. You could tell he didn’t feel comfortable wearing it, kind of like he was embarrassed to be seen. This guide was one of those red-and-black lumberjack jacket kind of guys. He looked silly in it, but I suspect he wore it because the show’s hosts said he had to wear it if he wanted the publicity to his business the episode would surely bring. On another clip, several different people all used the same firearm — a Thompson Contender. For those who don’t know the brand, it’s a quirky little American gun. I’ve never seen anyone carry one in the field. What are the odds all the guests were really Contender fans? Many of today’s shows and episodes on YouTube channels are nothing but commercials — “snuffomercials.” They are designed to convince people to buy equipment in the same way cartoons makes kids want to buy toys. Only the killing isn’t make-believe. There are a handful of good shows, though. I have developed healthy respect for U.S.-based Steven Rinella, (a.k.a “The Meateater”) for the way he portrays hunting. He’s honest and tells it all.

He shows footage of his missed shots, days with no game and even wounded animals that got away. It happens and he shows it as it is. The gear he uses looks to be equipment he has always used. His hunting bow, for example, is a Mathews Solocam, one that hasn’t been made for years. He doesn’t push products and he tells stories the way Red did — with philosophical passion and true expression of respect for the places he visits and the animals he chases. He skins his harvests, hauls quarters, cuts meat and cooks it up. The Meateater and the decadesold Red Fisher Show espouse similar values. We need more shows like these on cable and YouTube because the messages they share are influential. Young minds are being developed. Without them, today’s generation might come to think gear is what is most important and that using cool stuff and keeping score is what hunting is all about. 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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Greg Stewart practises at the Tournament Capital Centre in June, two months before practise made perfect and the Kamloops athlete claimed gold in the shot put at last month’s Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo. ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW

OLYMPIANS, PARALYMPIANS HONOURED Paralympian gold medallist Greg Stewart will be among those welcomed home today ( Wednesday, Sept. 8) at the Tournament Capital Centre. The event welcoming Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and medical staff will take place at 4 p.m. at TCC’s lower field (throws area below Hillside Stadium). Short speeches from athletes and dignitaries will be made before athletes answer questions from the media and sign autographs.

Stewart won gold for Canada in men’s F46 shot put at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Aug. 31. The 7-foot-2 athlete’s throw measured 16.75 metres in length and was not only a personal best for the Kamloops athlete, but also a Paralympics record. “Hi, mom and dad,” the 7-foot-2, 350-pound Kamloopsian mouthed to the camera that found him after the historic throw. Stewart was born with nothing below the elbow on his left arm. His history pursuing the Paralympic

Games dates back to 2001, when he competed nationally in standing and seated disabled volleyball. He won silver in the men’s F46 shot put division at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai — part of the tremendous growth he’s seen in recent years leading up to his gold medal. Stewart has been trained by Dylan Armstrong, the Kamloops Olympian who brought home bronze in the shot put at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing.

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James Fraser is TRU’s lone fifth-year player and has toiled for the most successful iterations of the WolfPack men’s soccer team since its U Sports inception in 2014, including the squad that won national bronze in 2017. “In all my years here, this is the strongest team we’ve had, with the most depth, and the boys’ attitudes are phenomenal,” said Fraser, a striker from Penticton. “There is no reason not to make a national run this year.” WolfPack head coach John Antulov told KTW last summer — while his team was mired in a pandemic season that featured no meaningful matches — the goal for 2021 is to change the

colour of the medals. Bronze has been done before, including at the Canada West level in 2017 and 2018, so it appears nothing less than silver will suffice this year. “Yeah, our goals are the same,” Antulov said. “We want to do that. But like I say to the guys, it’s always about process. On paper, it always looks good. It’s how the guys go out and perform, how we prepare, what our mindset is going into the games.” The WolfPack roster remained completely intact this past off-season and will likely remain largely unchanged in 2022, when TRU is scheduled to host the U Sports Men’s Soccer Championship. This is a winning window for the club, which is high on its recruiting

classes in 2021 and 2020, the new faces that will augment a host of established stalwarts, including fourth-year defender Josh Banton. “It’s a real culture we’ve built, a real family,” Banton said. “On the pitch, off the pitch — the team’s looking good.” A sizeable group of rookies was introduced in 2019, when sickness and injury heavily impacted the lineup and team cohesion never quite materialized. Still, the Pack enjoyed a late-season surge and snuck into the playoffs before falling 2-1 to hometown Mount Royal of Calgary in a Round 1 quarter-final matchup. That game, played on Oct. 26, 2019, is TRU’s most-recent Canada West clash. Nearly two years of

waiting is scheduled to come to an end on Saturday, Sept. 10, when the Pack host the UBC Thunderbirds, the threetime defending Canada West champions. “It’s felt like forever,” Banton said. “And it’s been a long two years, with everything else going on, distractions. “It’s a real good time and I can’t believe it’s here, but we’re ready.” Recently imposed Interior Health restrictions do not allow for spectators to attend home-opening weekend, which includes a rematch against UBC on Sept. 11. The WolfPack had big plans to make a spectacle of the weekend, which was to coincide with the institution’s back-to-school barbecue, but those

have been postponed. Interior Health is expected to review its restrictions at the end of September. After home opening weekend, the WolfPack’s next home matches are slated for Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 against the Trinity Western Spartans of Langley. All of the WolfPack’s regular-season matches will be played against B.C.-based

teams. The hope is for interprovincial matches to begin during the playoffs. “Would it be great if we had spectators and it was the other format? Yeah, for sure, that would be awesome,” Antulov said. “But really, after the last 18 months, we’ll take what we can get right now. For me, I’m pretty excited.”

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

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2145 Glenwood Drive – Large fully fenced yard (84x232) with a 42x20 detached shop. Centrally located in Valleyview close to schools, shopping, transportation and minutes to the city center. This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home has had some updates in the past years, including a new kitchen in 2021. New roof Aug 2021, new hot water tank Sept 2021, Vermiculite removed by professional abatement company Sept 2021 and new insulation Sept 2021. For additional information and viewings call Phil 250318-0100. $739,900

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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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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. a new roof is being installed. $644,500

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

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

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

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

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

For Sale - Misc 6pc patio set. $250. 6pc Bedroom set like new. $575. 2 Horse Saddles $300/each. Beaver table saw 48” $150. Battery charger $75. Angel grinder $75. 250-374-8285.

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Joy for me would like to meet moody Judy. 250-574-8984.

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Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 30,000 for $2,000/obo 250-3766607. Janome “My Style100 sewing machine. Like new. $80. 250-36-8726. Satellite phone Model Iridium 9505A handset w/attachments. $1300. 250-374-0650. Wine and beer making equipment. $100. 250374-0486.

Furniture 8ft Antique Couch $700. Couch & matching chairs $100. 250-374-1541. Antique Duncan Fife table, extra leaf, buffet, hutch and 4 chairs. Exec cond. $600. 778-3620156. 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

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Scheduled for one month at a time. Customer must call to reschedule. Tax not included. Some restrictions apply

Garage Sales LOWER SAHALI Sat & Sun, Sept. 11/12th. 9am-1pm. 221 McGill Road. Pin Wheel Crystal, turtles, kitchen items, costume jewelry +more.

BROCK Sat, Sept 11th. 8am-2pm. 1836 Greenfield Ave. #25 & others. Some tools, kitchen, misc. Xmas presents from my workshop. Covid rules apply. DALLAS Sat, Sep. 11th. 8am-2pm. 332 Crawford Court. Hshld, clothing, children’s items + much more. DOWNTOWN Sat, Sept 11th. 9-2pm. 432 St. Paul St. inside at the back in bsmt. Plants, clothing, DVD’s, records, Hello Mags, tools, jewelry, VHS machine, purses, Bradford Exchange plates, Japanese items, hshld + More. Lots of items 50% off. PAUL LAKE Sat & Sun Sept 11/12th. 9am-4pm. 1860 Paul Lake Road. Woodworking and other tools, file cabinet, s/s sink, bar tables, extension ladders, lrg belt and disc sander, lumber, antiques.

VALLEYVIEW Art Garage Sale. Sunday, Sept. 12th. 8:00am 1:00pm. 2320 Valleyview Drive. Painting & Prints etc. For info Rick 250572-0753. Covid Rules Apply.

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ABERDEEN Sat, Sept. 11th. 9am4pm. 971 Regent Cresc. Kids toys, patio set, hshld + much more.

I pay cash for older Coleman lanterns. If you are downsizing or selling your Coleman lanterns contact me. 1-250-748-3425 Used fishing gear plus rods and reels, reasonably priced. Eric phone back about reels. 250-554-1675.

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Greeting cards made in England each cellophane wrapped 90,000 for $6,000/obo 250-3766607.

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Classes & Courses HUNTER & FIREARMS Courses. A Great Gift. Next C.O.R.E. September 18th and 19th. Saturday and Sunday. P.A.L September 12th. Sunday. Professional outdoorsman and Master Instructor: Bill 250-376-7970

Automotive Tires 4 Rovelo winters w/rims 175/70/14. Used one winter. $250/obo. 604-3166868.

DAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Renovations, Painting, Flooring, Drywall, Bathrooms, Electrical (Red Seal) & more 778-999-4158

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Landscaping

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PETER’S YARD SERVICE

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

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

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

Licensed & Certified 250-572-0753

Misc Home Service JA ENTERPRISES 778-257-4943 Nails removed from boards and two by fours. Cut down trees, hauled away. Compost hauled away. Brush hauled away. Jeremiah 10:11

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

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


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

Rims

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Parts & Accessories Flat Deck 8ft long x 7ft wide. 40” high for overhead loads. $350. 250577-3155.

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

Legal / Public Notices NOTICE OF SALE WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT By the virtue of the Warehouse’s Lien Act, contents left belonging to: Travis Murphy, 270 Halston Rd, Kamloops, BC. J.D. Contracting John Frolek, Box 1172, Kamloops, BC. Darin Jones, Gen Delivery, Kamloops, BC The goods will be sold on or after September 30, 2021. Central Storage Ltd., 1236 Salish Rd, Kamloops, BC, V2H 1K1. 250-314-9522.

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WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2021 Employment

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Employment

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Employment

Job Posting Q’wemtsín Health Society

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER PERMANENT PART-TIME Q’wemtsin Health Society is currently looking for a permanent part-time (3 days a week) Human Resource Manager. The human resource manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of human resource activities, developing practices and working with managers and employees to develop and foster effective working relationships. The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure that the staffing processes of the organization are effective and efficient as well as to provide advice and guidance to department managers to ensure consistency and appropriate implementation of employer best practices. They will participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures and will take a lead role in the Occupational Health & Safety Committee. Human Resources Manager Skills and Qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree or diploma in Human Resource Management or in a field related to personnel management, such as business administration, industrial relations, commerce, or psychology or Completion of a professional development program in personnel administration is required • 3-5 years of experience as a personnel officer or human resource specialist are required. • Strong oral and written skills • Experience and knowledge of Employee Benefit Programs • Understanding of Communication Processes • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of Employment Law, both Federal and Provincial • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the Privacy Act and Laws • Clear criminal record check • Valid B.C. Driver’s license Please send application including cover page, and 3 references along with resume to Q’wemtsin Health Society attention: Colleen Lessmann, Health Director 130 Chilcotin Road Kamloops, BC V2H 1G3 Or email your complete application to: colleen@qwemtsin.org Only those that are short listed will be contacted. Application Deadline is September 17, 2021 at 4:00p.m.

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WEBBER LAW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Nicola) Ltd. is now accepting applications for professional drivers to operate snowplowing equipment & other labour maintenance activities for the 2021 / 2022 winter season. A valid BC Driver’s License, Class 1 or Class 3 is required. YRB provides highway maintenance services in Merritt, Logan Lake, Lytton and surrounding areas. Resumes including driver’s abstracts may be emailed, mailed, or delivered.

Expanding Lawfirm requires: 1. Receptionist 2. Legal Assistant 3. Lawyer

Attention: Rodney Hafner Yellowhead Road & Bridge 2925 Pooley Ave. Merritt, BC V1K 1C2 jobs@yrb.ca

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In Memoriams

In Loving Memory of September 20, 1943 - September 10, 2020

Cook Wanted

TIME TO DECLUTTER?

In Memoriams

Alfred Howard Kiesman

Send Resume to: Roger Webber Webber Law #209 – 1211 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9 roger@webberlaw.ca tel: (250) 851-0100 fax: (250) 851-0104

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

In Memoriams

Scott’s Inn Family Restaurant Salaried position for up to $52,000 per year + tip outs + Company Benefits. Send resume to General Manager at: atish.scottsinn@gmail.com

Non-business ads only • Some restrictions apply

God looked around His garden, and found an empty place. He looked around upon this earth, and saw your tired face. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well upon this earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered “Peace be thine” God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He put His arms around you, and lifted you to rest. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for a part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

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Memorial Service will be held on September 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 815 Renfrew Ave., Kamloops, BC

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Rte 475 – Castle Towers Dr, Sedgewick Crt & Dr. – 47 p. Rte 476 – Tantalus Crt, Tinniswood Crt, 2018-2095 Tremerton Dr. – 50 p. Rte 483 - Breakenridge Crt, Cathedral Crt, Grenville Pl, 409-594 Robson Dr. – 59 p. Rte 485 – 690 Robson Dr, 2020 & 2084 Robson Pl. – 50 p. Rte 487 – 201-475,485-495 Hollyburn Dr, Panorama Crt. – 76 p. Rte 492 – 2000-2099 Monteith Dr, Sentinel Crt. – 35 p.

ABERDEEN

Rte 503 - Fleming Circ, Hampshire Dr. & Pl. & Hector Dr. – 51 p. Rte 508 – 700-810 Hugh Allan Dr. - 49 p. Rte 509 – 459-551 Laurier Dr, Shaughnessyhill. – 46 p. Rte 511 – Drummond Crt. – 50 p. Rte 523 – 2300-2399Abbeyglen Way, 750-794 Dunrobin Dr. – 73 p. Rte 528 - 1115-1180 Howe Rd, & 1115-1185 Hugh Allen Dr.-47 p. Rte 542 – Coal Hill Pl, Crosshill Dr, Dunbar Dr. – 58 p. Rte 544 - 2070-2130 Van Horne Dr., Holyrood Cir. & Pl. – 23 papers

PINEVIEW VALLEY/ MT. DUFFERIN

Rte 580 – 1300-1466 Pacific Way, Prairie Rose Dr, Rockcress Dr. – 83 p. Rte 584 - 1752–1855 Hillside Dr. – 26 p. Rte 582 – 1540-1670 Hillside Dr, 1500-1625 Mt Dufferin Ave, Windward Pl. – 38 p. Rte 587 – Sunshine Crt, & Pl. – 51 p. Rte 588 – Davies Pl, 1680-1751 Hillside Dr, & Pl, Monterey Pl, Scott Pl. – 46 p. Rte 590 - 1397 Copperhead Dr, Saskatoon Pl. – 36 p.

RAYLEIGH

Rte 830 – Chetwynd Dr, Stevens Dr. – 55 p. Rte 831 - 4904-5037 Cammeray Dr, Mason Pl, Pinantan Pl,

Reighmount Dr & Pl. – 61 p. Rte 832 - Bolean Dr & Pl, Chilco Ave, Kathleen Pl. – 58 p. Rte 833 – Cameron Rd, Davie Rd. – 44 p. Rte 838 – 4556-4797 Cammeray Dr, Strawberry Lane. – 62 p.

SUNRIVERS

Rte 870 - Sagewood Court, Drive, & Lane & 100 Sunrivers Dr.-36 p. Rte 872 - Mariposa Crt, 400576 Sunrivers Dr, Trillium Court, Drive, Place & Lane - 39 p.

VALLEYVIEW/ JUNIPER

Rte 606 - Orchard Dr, Russet Wynd, 1815–1899 Valleyview Dr. – 39 p. Rte 620 – MacAdam Rd, McKay Pl, Pyper Way, 2516-2580 Valleyview Dr. – 63 p.

DALLAS/BARNHARTVALE

Rte 701 – Freda Ave, Klahanie Dr, Morris Pl, Shelly Dr, 901-935 Todd Rd. - 87 p. Rte 706 – 1078-1298 Lamar Dr, Mo-Lin Pl. - 29 p. Rte 710 - 1350-1399 Crestwood Dr, Ronde Lane, 1300-1399 Todd Rd. - 43 p, Rte 714 – 1101-1247 Highridge Dr. - 44 p. Rte 750 - 5101-5299 Dallas Dr, Mary Pl, Nina Pl, Rachel Pl. – 31 p. Rte 751 - 5310 Barnhartvale Rd, Bogetti Pl, 5300-5599 Dallas Dr, 5485-5497 ETC Hwy, Viking Dr, Wade Pl. – 64 p. Rte 755 – 6159-6596 Dallas Dr McAuley Pl, Melrose Pl, Yarrow Pl. – 71 p. Rte 760 – 149-167, 6303-6697 Beaver Cres, Chukar Dr. – 62 p.

BROCKLEHURST

Rte 1 – Argyle Ave, Ayr Pl, 10631199 Crestline St, 1008-1080 Moray St, Perth Pl. – 94 p. Rte 3 – 2402-2595 Young Ave, - 38 p. Rte 4 – 727-795 Crestline St,

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2412-2680 Tranquille Rd. – 38 p. Rte 18 – 919-942 Schreiner St, 2108-2399 Young Ave. – 56 p. Rte 19 - Downie Pl. & St., Moody Ave. & Pl. & 23072391 Tranquille Rd. – 50 p. Rte 20 – Barbara Ave, Pala Mesa Pl, Strauss St, Townsend Pl, 2105-2288 Tranquille Rd. – 48 p. Rte 24 – Dale Pl, Lisa Pl, 806999 Windbreak St. – 50 p. Rte 27 – Bentley Pl, Kamwood Pl, 1866-1944 Parkcrest Ave, - 62 p. Rte 30 – 1810-1897 Fleetwood Ave, 995-1085 Southill St. – 29 p. Rte 31 – 1008-1095 Desmond St, Inglewood Dr, Newton St, Oxford St. – 55 p. Rte 32 – Laroque St, 17091862 Parkcrest Ave, - 65 p. Rte 41 – Alexis Ave, 520-796 Singh St, Slater Ave. – 58 p. Rte 43 – Clifford Ave, 1713-1795 Happyvale Ave, 500-595 Holt St, Kobayashi Pl. – 69 p.

NORTH SHORE/BATCHELOR

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

WESTSYDE

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

In Memoriams

Never Forgotten HANNAH JOY LORENSEN PERRIS

In Loving Memory of

Shirley Ramona Lockwood October 7, 1934 - September 8, 2019

September 10, 1973 – September 11, 2016

In Loving Remembrance Five Years of Her Passing The Years seem to pass, still these beautiful memories we hold fast. Hannah had such a gift that many friends have shared remembering how she always made them feel so beautiful and valued. She was always giving of her time and expecting nothing in return. She was so devoted and loving to her family unconditionally and being so proud of her two children. For as long as there is a memory they live in our hearts to stay. Love, Dad and Mom Philippians 2:3-4 A special Thank You to Scorpion Technologies gifting A $5000. Bursary to South Kamloops High School in this 5 Year Remembrance of Hannah and her sister Abra of their passing in 2016. Our family is forever grateful.

It’s been two years since we’ve seen your smile, heard your laugh or held you in our arms. Our hearts are slowly healing but there will always be a void. You were the glue that held us all together and kept our family strong. We cherish our memories of you and the love and support you gave us all.

You will remain in our hearts forever. Love, Don, Greg, Kelly, Maryanne, Tom, Charlene, Sush, and all the grand and great-grandkids


WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2021

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Sheila Mae Sparrow October 20, 1940 ~ September 11, 2008

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Elsie Letitia Radford

January 1, 1922 - August 17, 2021 Elsie Radford passed away peacefully in her sleep, the morning of August 17, 2021 at the age of 99. She had spent an enjoyable evening with her daughter Lois Keller watching old British TV shows and sharing memories. She was born to Clarence and Florence Slee at Hjorth Rd., Surrey, BC on January 1, 1922. She was the only girl with 4 brothers. Her early years were spent with her brothers and her mom cleaning the elementary and high school. There was never time for idle hands as her mom taught her to cook, to sew her own clothes, to knit, crochet and embroidery.

We seldom ask for miracles, But today just one would do. To have the back door open, And see you walking through. A million times we’ve missed you, A million times we’ve cried; If love could have saved you, You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a memory, That no one else can fill. Always and forever Your Memory and Spirit will be with us. Our love, Lynn, Shai, Lizz

GIVE LAVISHLY LIVE ABUNDANTLY By Helen Steiner Rice The more you give, The more you get, The more you laugh, The less you fret,      The more you live abundantly, The more of everything you share, The more you’ll always have to spare, The more you love,     That life is good, And friends are kind, For only what we give away, Enriches us from day to day.

At the age of 18, she married the love of her life, Carl Radford on August 30, 1940. They raised seven children, 3 girls and 4 boys. She lost Carl in 1986. Elsie was kept busy raising her children as Carl often worked away for a week to a month at a time. She hardly ever complained, but she had a firm hand raising us. She was very involved in her church and her community. Elsie’s church and her love of God held a very large part of her heart. The Women’s Institute was another one of her groups. She was a proud lifetime member. Elsie also belonged to the Royal Purple, and many school groups. For a few years she was camp cook at the head of Adams Lake for the Holdings Lumber Company. Her baking was always a favourite.

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Clive Hitchcock Clive passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 4, 2021 in Chilliwack, BC after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Toronto, Ontario on December 19, 1950, Clive was the first of 3 sons born to Ray and Edith Hitchcock. At a young age, the family moved to the West Coast and Clive spent his childhood in Vancouver and Newton. He had some great memories of his teen years in Kitsilano. The family moved back to Ontario in 1967 and Clive spent the next few years going back and forth between BC and Ontario, eventually settling permanently in Kamloops in the late 1970s to be close to his children. At that time he started working in the forestry industry and was proud of his work over the next 25 years which included Silviculture, forest fire fighter and crew trainer, and being a mobile first aider. Over the years he also spent time as an owner/operator and driver for Yellow Cabs and made some great friends along the way. In the early 1980s, Clive met JoAnn and that was the start of a longtime relationship that lasted right until the end. There were many fun times spent camping with the kids and then later the grandkids. A favourite pastime of Clive’s was to take drives out in the middle of nowhere and explore, pick mushrooms, pan for gold, or just enjoy nature. Clive and JoAnn travelled around BC, the Yukon, and Alaska - always making sure to find the best pub for a cold beer.

Mom had many hobbies that kept her busy once we had all left home. Gardening was her favourite. She always had massive flowers beds and vegetable gardens wherever she lived. Even at the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence she had her potted flowers growing outside her door. She loved sewing. She made most of her own clothes as well as her daughters. She could look at a picture in a magazine and make an outfit to match. Knitting, crewel embroidery, and copper work were some of her hobbies that she won many ribbons for in fall fairs. She enjoyed her oil painting, though she had lost the sight in one eye, it didn’t slow her down, she still had a canvas on her easel on the day she passed. One of her most enjoyable hobbies was visiting with family and friends. She loved it when anyone would stop by for a visit.

Clive is survived by his children Victoria (Peter), Brian, Lenni (Darren), and Cheryl (Doug); grandchildren Emily, Donovan, Shelby, Kourtney, Calum, Kaylee, and Jen; brothers John and Jim (Tracey); niece Alexis (Jeffrey) and nephew Greg; great nephew Hunter; many friends; and of course, Maggie who was a faithful companion to Clive right up until the end. She will remain in Chilliwack with family.

Elsie was predeceased by her husband Carl, her brothers and sisters-in-law George (Nina), Fred (Marie), Jim (Ella), and sister-in-law Helen. By her daughter and son-in-law Phyllis (Abe Heinrichs), her son and daughter-in-law Bruce (Shawn) and her daughter-in-law (Beverly), her grandson-in-law Mike.

At Clive’s request there will be no service. In lieu of cards or flowers, please raise a glass to him.

She is survived by her brother Donald of Surrey, BC, her daughter Sylvia (Norman) of Southport, England, her son Lawrence (Karen) of Hedley, BC, her son Bernie of Truro, Nova Scotia, her daughter Lois (Charles) of Squam Bay, BC, her son Tom (Heather) of Alberton, Prince Edward Island. She is survived by her 17 grandchildren, Richard (Sarah), Joanne (David), Lisa (Roland), Sara, Rebecca, Adette (Paul), Tamara, Shannon (Jay), Wayne (Megan), Ray (Darlene), Reece (Candace), Sadie (Jason), Suzen (James), Mark (Crystal), Tom (Kelsey), Annastasia, Matthew, and Trevor and Joanna who will always be part of our family. Also survived by 37 great-grandchildren, 4 step great-grandsons and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Elsie’s family was her pride and joy. She tried hard to always be there whenever any of us needed her. She was greatly loved and admired by family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm, at the United Church in Barriere. Covid allowing. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the BC Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com

Clive was predeceased by his parents Ray and Edith, and, just 3 short weeks ago to the day, by his love JoAnn. Thank you to Dr. Swart of Kamloops for his longtime care of Clive, and Denisa and Carol from Fraser Health for their excellent support these last few weeks.

Donald (Donnie) Alwin Gammel It is with heavy hearts we advise that Donald (Donnie) Alwin Gammel, passed away on August 28, 2021 with his family by his side. Donnie was born September 24, 1949 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan and is survived by his soulmate of 51 years Lorretta; sons Raymond (Lisa), Kenny (Vanessa), Duane (Brandi) and grandchildren Evan, Jason, Madelyn, Elizabeth, Hewson, Kolby, Jackson and Aubree. Donnie is further survived by his mother Edith, brothers Emil (Mary), Gary (Anita), Ervey Gammel and sisters Darlene (Don) Brown and Joyce Donchi. Donnie is predeceased by his father Chris and sister Evelyn. Donnie started working at Fadear Creek Lumber in Louis Creek in 1965 until 2003 when the Tolko Mill burned down during the McLure /Barriere wildfire. He continued to work various jobs and ended his career as a driver for Home Hardware in Fort McMurray AB, at the age 67. Donnie enjoyed spending time with his family and friends in the great outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, golfing and playing fastball during his younger years. One of his quirks was he was always whistling a tune while he worked. He was very easy going and made a lot of friends; Donnie will be sorely missed by his loving family and all that knew him. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Kenny is survived by his wife Valerie, his daughter Shawna (Bel), his son Christopher (Tawnee), grandchildren Bentley, Asher and Logan, son-in-law Curtis (Rebecca), sisters Pat (Ray), Jan (Del), Sharon, and Kay (Norm), his brother-in-law Byron (Fran), best friends Jack and Terry, and his many nieces and nephews. Kenny was the life of the party. He loved spending time with family and friends. He could always be found drinking a Crown Royal, telling stories and cracking jokes. His infectious laugh will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Kenny was a sports enthusiast. He played football, rugby, and studied martial arts as a teenager. He enjoyed racquetball for many years, then became an avid golfer. The family extends a special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff in the RIH ICU and physiotherapy units. It was a long 19 month battle with several ups and downs, and the RIH staff was incredible throughout. Following Ken’s wishes, a private cremation has been arranged. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date when large group gatherings can be organized safely. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the RIH Foundation. We invite everyone to raise a glass and cheers to a life well lived and all the memories shared. Condolences may be expressed at DrakeCremation.com

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Doug was born in Zeballos, BC on November 17, 1950. He moved with his family several times in his youth, settling in Kamloops in 1962. He spent the majority of his time with his family - his best friends were his two brothers, with whom he liked to share news of the day and opinions galore! He was particularly close with his older brother Byron and missed him dearly when he left us. Doug is survived by his brother Wayne Hammond (Marianne), and their children Erika Hammond (Blake), Kirsten Hammond, Maggie Suranko (Ben), Emma McLeod (Suka), and Scott McLeod. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Irene Hammond, and his brother Byron Hammond. Doug will also be missed by his aunts, uncles and cousins in the Okanagan Valley. There will be a private family service at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation to honour Doug’s memory would be appreciated www.heartandstroke.ca

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Rozinkin on August 29, 2021. John passed peacefully with his loving family at his side. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 31 years, Donna and his sons Shawn and Brent. John is survived by his sister Elaine and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Elsie of Kelowna. Even though John is no longer with us, his legacy of unconditional love for his family, patience, strength and kindness will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. If friends desire, donations to The Mustard Seed Kamloops Outreach Centre, www.theseed.ca in memory of John would be appreciated. There will be no formal service by request. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Reta Jones Our Angel here on earth Reta Jones took her wings August 27, 2021. She will leave broken hearts as she reunites with those who are in heaven. Reta was predeceased by her mother and father Stella And John Allin, sister Joyce Tisdale, brother Everett Allin, husband Arnold Jones, her first born son Gerald Jones and daughter Penny Owens. The Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Dr., with Pastor Don Maione officiating.

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Fly Me He understands every mode of force He knows what’s true of the elements He is subtle but genuine at lift off and landing He is an airplane ride blowing through the clouds He is an airplane window that reveals a whole dimension He is a propeller to delve farther deep into the universe like fractals He is an airplane grounded in the sky mighty with fuel He is an airplane engine efficient, sustaining and swift He is a wing of a plane that stabilizes my lift He has an open storage to keep the baggage balanced on flight He has a trap door that releases the body of pain He has a water tank to keep the peace Here is a safe place to crash A ride in the sky at night reveals a bright shiny movement You, my plane, are visible to the naked eye in each spectrum

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Written on Father’s Day 2010

Am I your passenger? Am I your wingman? Am I your baggage? Am I your well oiled engine? Am I your wing? Am I your lift in the air? Am I your propeller that thrusts you to a new dimension? I am all that you shape me to be You have a windshield view exposing the picture beyond

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kenneth Sugimoto on August 29, 2021 at the age of 71.

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It is with deep sadness that announce the sudden passing Douglas Stanley Hammond August 15, 2021 at the age of years.

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Suddenly, but peacefully, Sherif was the beloved son of Odette and the late Saad Tadros. Born in Egypt, came to Canada in 1968 and lived in Lindsay, Ontario for 3 years, and then Toronto, until moving to Kamloops, BC in 2017. Sherif was a true Aquarius, very creative and ahead of his time, as well as being a water bearer and a (bottled) water lover. A fun and sun lover, he was very much into fitness and aerobics, even leading some classes. An eclectic music lover from Frank Sinatra to the Carpenters to Van Halen to Lil’ Kim. Talented in clothes and interior design, he instantly knew what went well together and what suited the person or home (could’ve been a personal shopper for women or men). Sherif always knew the exact appropriate gift for each individual person and occasion. Lived life on his terms but would often compromise. He had very good morals, being sympathetic and compassionate to others. However, he would always “say it to your face, and not behind your back”, a very honest quality he lived by. Maybe his most memorable gift, (and he certainly was memorable), was his uncanny ability to read people, and often very quickly. Going through all of life’s adventures along with his best friend and soulmate Doug of 34 years, he enjoyed lots of laughter, many foods (home cooked, take-out and quality restaurants, including some quite upscale), and watching movies. Sherif and Doug were seen to be quite opposite but as Sherif often said, there was so much in common. To all of those people who were befriended by him, consider yourself lucky to have met him and known him, he was a true original. His initials should’ve been LV. Always very aware of everyone and everything around him, to quote Sherif, “my spidey sense is tingling”. We will definitely see you on the other side. Donations in Sherif’s memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or Diabetes Canada. Condolences may be made to www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Only you fit the pilot’s seat As your hands and feet heart and eyes are trained to work the plane You know every part and how to fix it You are navigating by the spirit You belong to a solid tender heart and so accepted as firm to soar You’re worth the shiniest mint coins and bills in circulation and so loved Your competence as an airplane secures my place For more experiences with you Will you invite me onboard?

             


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Patricia (Trish) Annette Kelley Trish passed away peacefully in Kamloops, BC, surrounded by the love of family and friends. Born in Trail, BC to Charles and Mary Kelley, Trish worked her way through University in Vancouver (SFU). She began her teaching career in North Bend/Boston Bar, though most of her teaching was in District 36 (Surrey). She was active in the Surrey Teacher’s Association and BCTF, working to support equity and social justice. Her positive impact on students and education are a profound legacy. She and and and

Trish loved to play board games, read, and entertain. She was fierce and loving, tender and strong. She always had time to listen, and was never afraid to speak her mind and stand up for what she believed. She was witty, loved to laugh and tease, and gave the most incredible hugs. She was generous, encouraging, supportive, and was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by all those who were lucky enough to have had her as a friend. Trish is survived by her sister Charlene (George) Manning, sister-in-law Elaine (Don) Kelley, many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends as close as family. She was predeceased by brother Donald Kelley, and sister Carole Holm. Our world has lost a beautiful and passionate human, who cared about equity and justice, education and life-long learning, nurturing youth, and who had an astounding capacity for love and cultivating friendship. By request, no service/celebration is planned, but donations to your local food bank or women’s shelter in Trish’s memory are welcomed.

Gurbax Singh Kooner May 2, 1971 - August 25, 2021 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gurbax Singh Kooner a loving father, husband, brother, uncle, son and friend. He is survived by his wife Tirath Kaur Kooner, sons Harman, Harshan, and Harpal, also three brothers. Predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Grief is a great burden, it is hurtful to lose someone, and even more difficult saying goodbye. You will be missed forever and always. The beautiful moments you shared with us will always speak of a great person that you were. We are never ready to say goodbye forever, even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, we still can’t believe the fact that we will never be able to meet you in this life. We were all in shock and saddened to hear the news of your untimely death. You were a great person, a mentor, and a blessing to many people. You will forever be missed. The wonderful moments you shared with us will forever be remembered. Rest in Peace. Gone but never forgotten. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Dr. Kamloops. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Rosina (Maria) Abate announce that she passed away peacefully on August 27, 2021, aged 73 years. Sadly missed by her daughters Elaine (Paul) Sutter of Courtenay and Anita Abate of Kamloops; son Jamie (Jessica) Abate of Kamloops; seven grandchildren, Andre, Nolan, Nathan, Aiden, Rebecca, Jaxon and Lexi; as well as many loved friends and relatives. Maria is predeceased by her loving husband Benito Abate. Maria was born in Torano Castello, Cosenza, Italy. She immigrated to Canada at a young age. Maria had a heart of gold and was very generous, offering help to anyone in need. Her home was always open to visitors, family, and friends. She was quick to offer them a cup of espresso or something homemade for dinner. Maria cherished long conversations with those close to her. She was always willing to lend an ear. Maria enjoyed spending summer evenings outside watering while visiting with neighbours and passersby. Her tomatoes, beans, peaches and other fruits and vegetables were shared with anyone who came by. If you knew Maria well you would have seen her scratching lottery tickets or playing her favourite game of bingo with friends. She also liked to watch Wheel of Fortune and hockey. Maria spent time volunteering at Saint Vincent de Paul Society and Western Canada Theatre. Maria enjoyed attending events at Colombo Lodge with friends. When Maria came to visit she was never empty handed. She loved to share her homemade cannoli, cream puffs and other baked goods. Due to COVID restriction, private prayers only. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Diabetes Canada. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

In Loving Memory of Heidi Michelle Durling (née Gremaud) April 1, 1967 - August 25, 2021

In North Vancouver, on August 25, 2021, Heidi Durling passed away suddenly in a workplace accident. She was 54 years old. Loving wife to Mark Durling, precious daughter to Pat and Guido Gremaud, beloved older sister to Tony and Chris Gremaud, sister-in-law to Judy and Jodi Gremaud, aunt to Brandon, Madie, Ethan, and Caleb, stepmother to Nigel and Sophia, and sister in Christ to so many. Heidi will be dearly missed. In Scripture, in the Book of Job, when Job’s children were suddenly killed and when his wealth was suddenly lost, Job declared: Blessed be the Name of the Lord. At the passing of this child of God, the Gremaud-Durling family speak the same words: Blessed be the Name of the Lord. Even though our hearts are broken, for we loved her deeply, our hearts are encouraged by the knowledge that she is a child of God. She, we know, would declare with us the words that Job spoke so many years ago: “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” (Job19:25). We know that you are in heaven with your Saviour, Heidi. May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He make His face to shine upon you. Please Lord, send her a message from us: We love you, Heidi. We will see you again. There will be a Celebration of Life for Heidi on September 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Motion church that is located at 1097 Fraser Street in Kamloops. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the memory of Heidi to the charity of your choice.

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Trish retired to Celista, BC before settling in Kamloops. was interested in politics and engaging with new ideas, continued to work with community organizations committees, including those advocating for patient rights improved hospital policy.

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One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two set of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to followed you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times of life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.” The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.” Margaret Fishback Powers


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Agnes Mary Cecilia Owens (née Woods) It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Agnes Mary Cecilia (Woods) Owens on August 29, 2021 at Trinity Care Hospice in Kamloops, BC at the wonderful age of 93 years young. Born September 21, 1927 in Quebec City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Patrick Woods and the late Mary Cecilia Nina (née Romans) Woods of Deep Brook, Nova Scotia. Agnes was the beloved wife of the late Michael Lawrence Owens, originally of Chalk River, Ontario, who so sadly predeceased her in 2005. She was the cherished mother of Michael (Rosemary) Owens, of Burlington, Ontario, Nancy Owens (Bruce Baker) of Kamloops, BC, Betty Ann (Paul) Waddington of Coquitlam, BC, and Bernie (Judy) Owens of Guelph, Ontario. Agnes was a treasured grandmother to Jillian Owens (Jose D’Amora), Cameron Waddington (Madison Weiss), Christopher (Melany) Owens, Jamie Waddington (Jodie Vance), Tyler Baker, Maya Baker and Delaney Owens, and a very special great-grandmother to little Michael Owens. Agnes is survived by her sisters Rita (late Carl) Burrell and Monica (late Ken) Peach, both of Kingston, NS; brothers Charlie (late Alvina) Woods, of Kentville, NS, and Leo (Karen) Woods, of Deep Brook, NS. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of our amazing extended Woods and Owens families. Agnes was predeceased by brothers Barney Woods, Quebec City, QC, Joseph (late Gerda) Woods, Toronto, ON, James Woods, Deep Brook, NS and William “Bill” (Elizabeth) Woods, Fredericton, NB; sisters Alice (late Robert) Fudge, Hammonds Plains, NS, and Betty (late Marvin “Mitch”) Mitchell, Deep Brook, NS. Agnes was also predeceased by her in-laws, all of whom originally hailed from Chalk River, Ontario: Laura (late Lawrence) Lachance, Alda (late Jimmy) McCarthy, William “Nick” (late Jean) Owens, Bernard Owens, Patrick (Clem) Owens, Oswald “Ossie” (Suzanne) Owens, Harold (late Velma) (Helen) Owens, Frances (late Irene) Owens, and Daniel (late Anna-Mae) Owens. Although born in Quebec City, Agnes’ family roots were deeply “east coast”, Nova Scotian. She lived in numerous places across Canada over the years including Deep Brook and Halifax, NS; Ottawa and Deep River, Ontario; Sidney, Saanichton, Parksville and Kamloops, BC. After retiring from Revenue Canada in Ottawa, Agnes enjoyed travelling extensively with her husband Mike and spending special time with her children and grandchildren, all of whom were the centre of her universe. Agnes loved playing bridge with special friends, attending live theatre and musicals. She had a gently competitive streak that emerged during friendly games of Trivial Pursuit, Bingo and Yahtzee. Agnes was a voracious reader and an expert surfer of the internet. Agnes loved her iPad, the wonder of electronics and the ease with which she could Skype or FaceTime with her kids when not able to visit with them directly. She was also a self-proclaimed foodie and connoisseur of any and all types of seafood. Agnes’ family wishes to express their sincerest thanks and appreciation to the wonderful staff on 5 South of the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, as well as to the amazing nurses at the Trinity Care Hospice at Overlander Care Centre, all of whom provided our mother with the most loving and sensitive care during her final month of life while she was dealing with advanced stage multiple myeloma. Special thanks also to Drs. Van Wick, Montgomery and Baker for Mom’s wonderful medical care during a very difficult time. Lastly, very special thanks to our Mom’s dining mates (Tony, Jim and Marj), who were so kind and supportive of their friend, Agnes, while she lived at the Renaissance. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 3 o’clock at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kamloops, BC, Father Vijay Duming Martin officiating. Interment is planned for Yates Cemetery, Parksville. In memory of Agnes, donations to Trinity Care Hospice (Overlander Care Centre) or to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by her family. Condolences and tributes may be made to the family at: www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

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DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightening they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.           And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height,                Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. by Dylan Thomas

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


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ode mining, also known as hard rock mining, has been an important part of Kamloops’ economy since it overtook ranching as the main industry in the 1890s. The Kamloops Mining Camp, also called the Coal Hill Mining Camp — including Coal Hill, Iron Mask Hill, Dufferin Hill and Sugar Loaf Hill — involved digging underground and making a large capital investment. Coal was found in 1888 on the hill that bears its name three miles (five kilometres) south of Kamloops but by 1896 was mined not just for coal but lucrative deposits of copper, gold, and silver. The term “mining camp” refers to a number of claims centred on a mineral belt. In the Kamloops area, the Iron Mask batholith or pluton, a volcanic belt south and west of Kamloops, was the focus for early exploration. One of the original producers resulting from this exploration was the Iron Mask mine located on the northern edge of the batholith.

Part of map of the Coal Hill Mining Camp, drawn by R.H. Lee, a wellknown Kamloops surveyor.

The claims in the area passed through many hands over the years. The names were numerous and imaginative, reflecting the optimistic nature of the mining business and need to attract new speculators. Over 200 claims, most never developed, went by such names as the Evening Star, Prospect, Golden Tip, Tom Thumb, Smuggler Boy, Lucky Strike, Shamrock, Eureka, and Cleopatra. The Python and Noonday claims were the first staked on Coal Hill southwest of Kamloops in August 1896 by Robert Buchanan of Kamloops, and work was begun sinking a 12-foot shaft.

Assays made of the copper ore showed a value of $79 per ton. Gold and silver were also found. The shaft was extended to 55 feet with drifts constructed at 15 and 35 feet. The Pothook claim later became the site of Afton Mine. Ownership of the property in 1897 passed to Wentworth F. Wood and associates who formed the Python Mining Company Limited, incorporated in 1899. A group of claims on Sugar Loaf Hill revealed high-grade copper-gold ore. Dufferin Hill was the site of the Kamloops Bonanza mine, also

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exhibiting rich ore. The Iron Mask Mine, about four miles (over six kilometres) from Kamloops along the old road to Jacko Lake, like the Python, was also staked in 1896. The first batch of ore was sent to a smelter in Swansea, Wales — 20 tons for a profit of $200 — although there was talk of building a smelter in Kamloops. Only 100 tons had been extracted by the time the mine closed in 1900. It reopened in 1902 employing between 15 and 35 men and, by 1903, 100 tons a day were being produced. The shafts were timbered and the hoisting of the ore was done by a 12 horse-power gasoline

engine. The mine comprised two shafts — the Iron Mask shaft inclined at 68 degrees was sunk to 780 feet and the Erin shaft inclined at 70 degrees to 330 feet. By 1909 Iron Mask Mine was a large operation with 16 claims and a new owner, incorporated as the Kamloops Copper Company by a group from Duluth, Minnesota. The mine was reopened in 1910 and, after suffering a fire in 1914, a 150 ton per day mill was built in 1917, expanding to 300 tons per day in 1918. At its peak the Iron Mask employed 75 men. There was a large hotel, several family homes, and even a school.

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But the operation gradually became unprofitable and the mine closed in 1920. By that time, shipments of copper concentrate were transported to the smelter in Trail. Two years later, the Iron Mask reopened, but it closed again in 1924. During its intermittent operation from the years 1904 to 1928, the Iron Mask and adjacent Erin ore bodies produced 165,557 metric tonnes of copper, gold and silver ore.

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This present age is so flippant that if a man loves the Savior he is called a fanatic, and if he hates the powers of evil he is named

a bigot.” I’m willing to wager that many will think that whoever wrote this must still be among us and is most certainly referring to the present day. But it is not new at all. It was written by the highly esteemed English pastor, Charles Hadden Spurgeon (b.1834d.1890). He is often referred to as “The Prince of Preachers,” both for the content of his sermons and the power of his oratory. Spurgeon was a spell-binding speaker and a prolific author of devotional books. A Wikipedia entry lists 56 separate volumes. There are 63 volumes of his sermons alone, many of which were reprinted in multiple newspapers and translated into different languages. Spurgeon was born in Kelvedon, Essex, but the family moved to Colchester when he was ten months old. His parents were in very difficult financial straits, and he was sent to live with his grandparents when he was 18 months old. His grandfather was a Congregationalist minister who had a great influence on him. Spurgeon spent many hours reading the volumes in his grandfather’s library and was familiar with the works of Bunyan, Calvin and dozens of other prominent Protestant authors. His personal library contained 12,000 volumes. The story of Spurgeon’s conversion is a well-known one to those familiar with his life. He was on his way to church, a fifteen-year old lad, when he was waylaid by a fierce snowstorm. He sought shelter in a Primitive Methodist church where the Sunday service was in progress. It was in this service he was convicted and made a confession of faith. He was soon baptized and actually preached

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his first sermon at age 16. Spurgeon never did earn a theological degree but his preaching talents secured him his first Baptist pastorate as a teenager in the town of Waterbeach, just north of Cambridge. He was destined for a larger stage, though. In 1854, at age 20, Spurgeon was offered an inner city pastorate in London, New Park Street. It was one of the six largest Baptist churches in London, but despite its rich heritage, membership had dwindled to around 200 worshippers. By the following year, New Park Street had outgrown its building and was forced to rent Exeter Hall to allow room for everyone who wanted to hear Spurgeon preach. But even that wasn’t enough. On October 19, 1856, 10,000 people crammed the Surrey Music Hall for Spurgeon’s message, with more outside unable to get in. Tragically, someone shouted “Fire!” and in the ensuing panic, several were trampled to death. This event had a profound impact on Spurgeon and likely contributed to a long struggle with depression. In 1861, the congregation moved into a much larger church, The Metropolitan Tabernacle, which seated 5,000 and had room for another 1,000 standees. Spurgeon pastored his large flock for 38 years. It is difficult to select quotes among so large an opus of writings. Spurgeon was quite criti-

cal of liberal tendencies among other Christian denominations (and some in his own denomination as well, which caused him some problems). Here’s an example: “Superficial religion will always be fashionable because it does not require self denial.” I personally experienced some of that superficiality. I was visiting my in-laws in my former hometown and decided to go to the Sunday service in the church I attended as a child. The congregation was miniscule. The sermon had one passing reference to a Bible verse, and focused on the importance of saving the whales and other environmental themes. A pastor should not make you feel comfortable in your spiritual complacency. Spurgeon pulled no punches. He had a great burden for lost souls and thought every Christian ought to do everything in his power to convince sinners to repent: “If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.” Spurgeon urged his listeners to give their all to Christ, to allow Him to use them for His purposes: “If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you. He will never go into partnership as a part Saviour of men. If He be something He must be everything, and if He be not everything He is nothing to you.” We live in a time where Christians are almost invisible. And, there aren’t many Spurgeons in Christian pulpits. That needs to change. KTW welcomes submissions to its Faith page. Columns should be between 600 and 800 words in length and can be emailed to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, this week you can share some secrets that have been troublesome. A trusted confidante may offer advice or be willing to serve as a supportive sounding board.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, a welcoming aura is drawing others to you in the days ahead. Open yourself to new friendships and look for ways to foster these budding relationships.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, consider what you are going to aim for next and don’t be afraid to take whatever steps necessary to put you on a path to success. Your confidence will compel you.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

News about investment and career possibilities could be brought to your attention this week, Cancer. Give these situations a lot of attention over the next few days.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You are inclined to spend time with others in the coming days, Leo. Take advantage of opportunities to socialize, or take the lead and plan a fun get-together with friends.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you have a drive like no other. This can come in handy as you actively seek change. A career change could be in the cards in due time.

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Libra, keep aiming to fulfill your ambitions, even if your approach requires a little revision. This is an amazing period of growth for you, and you’ll learn a lot.

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- Oct 24/Nov 22

Embark on opportunities that will break you out of your comfort zone, Scorpio. These can provide some opportunities for growth and present chances to meet new people.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, your often positive attitude may be challenged in the days to come as you are faced with a few situations you aren’t sure how to handle. Take a deep breath and forge ahead.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan20 Capricorn, if you find yourself in the spotlight, remember to put your best foot forward at all times. This is especially true in professional settings.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, your work ethic has been unrivaled in recent weeks. The summer vacation season has ended and you have gotten back to business. A big change is on the horizon.

PISCES

- Feb 19/Mar 20

Focus on romance and sensuality this week Pisces. Take the time to spend moments with a spouse or significant other as much as possible.

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Benefitting the charities of the 2021 KTW Christmas Cheer Fund • Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism • Kamloops Brain Injury Association • Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association

3RD PLACE – VALUE $1,500 • 500 gift certificate to Twisted Olive/Mittz Kitchen • $500 gift certificate to Brown’s Social House • $500 gift certificate to Earl’s Restaurant

RACE 2 • 2:00 PM 1ST PLACE TURTLE – RACE 2: • Montana Hill Guest Ranch 3 Night Stay • $1000 Save On Foods GC • $500 Aberdeen Mall GC • Mount Paul Golf Course package • Shuswap Water Sports package • Kamloops Water Sport Rentals package • Delta Hotel Stay • Weber Portable BBQ • Oyama Zipline package 2ND PLACE TURTLE – RACE 2: • YMCA-YWCA Family Pass • Surplus Herby’s Fishing package • Club Shuswap Golf package • Ocean Pacific Adventure Sports package • Kamloops Water Sport Rentals 2X1 Day pass THIRD PLACE – VALUE $1,500 • $500 gift certificate to Twisted Olive/Mittz Kitchen • $500 gift certificate to Brown’s Social House • $500 gift certificate to Earl’s Restaurant

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WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2021

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Help support family & children’s local literacy programs.

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O’TOOLE WILL CONTINUE TO HELP THE RICH GET RICHER. Delivered nothing for Canadian workers during COVID. Voted against making the ultra-rich pay their fair share and lowering your drug costs. Will make life more expensive.

If we want better results, we need to make better decisions. O’TOOLE AND THE CONSERVATIVES ARE WORKING FOR THE RICH

Bill Sundhu is working for you.


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Cutting costs for families on things like housing, cell phone bills and prescription drugs. Righting wrongs. We need real Indigenous reconciliation and to take profit out of senior’s care. Making it easier to make a living. Higher wages, affordable child care and paid sick leave.

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Tackling the climate crisis now. Making the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share.

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