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Community mentor wheels her way into retirement It’s never easy to say good bye to an old friend but that is what many Karen and thank her so much for being there.” here in the city are having to do this week. Karen Rosenke, commuNo matter who you talk to who has dealt with Karen they are likely to nity development manager at Interior Community Services is taking the tell you the same story. She has a way of looking right into your soul and plunge into retirement and leaving behind a sea of little frowny faces, finding the good in you. She then takes that good and makes you see it including my own! too. That is why everyone loves her and that is why she will be sorely Not that we aren’t excited that Karen is going to finally get some missed here in the community. well-deserved time to herself, it’s just that Karen is the perfect example Karen is going to take a few relaxing months of community. Her spirit is large; she is the first one to volunteer for a off but after that I am guessing project, the last one to finish up, always has a kind word and loads of her go get’em attitude and love encouragement. She really is the rock that many in our community turn of community will have here to for so many things and her disappearance from our daily lives is going out and about in the neighto take a while to get used to. bourhood. All we can “Karen came out and made sure she met all the volunteers,” explained say is Happy Charlotte Luetkehoelter who worked with Karen on the Meals on R e t i r e m e n t Wheels program that ICS manages. “She has such a big heart and want- Karen, we ed to meet every single one of us. We even had an accident once and love you Karen was te one who came to the rescue. She came out, picked us up and will and drove us all home. We are going to miss her.” miss Meals on Wheels and its many volunteers are only a small percent- seeing age of people that Karen touches on a daily basis. Her position is so you all multi-faceted and ICS delivers so many programs that her ambition and of the drive reach across all corners in the region. She works with community time! gardens, children and family, at risk youth, community kitchens, early Tanya childhood education, It’s Cool to be Kind Week, the many volunteers Orozco who give time to all these programs and projects and this list goes on and on from there. At her good bye barbecue the feelings were all mutual and seemed to all have the same theme. The words mentor, community leader, friend and confidant got passed around a lot and many people took time to express how much she inspired them and how much they will miss her. There were people from all walks of life all with the same message of how Karen touched their lives and they were that much better off for have known her and spent time with her. Even Kamloops’ City Councilor extraordinaire Arjun Singh told an inspirational story of how Karen managed to engage him back in his community after feeling down by his council Longtime Interior Community Services staff member Karen Rosenke has decided to retire. At her loss five years prior. “Karen is a great mentor,” he told. “I love going away party, members of the staff and management gifted Karen with this bicycle.

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Local TV reporter to join CBC Radio this fall The opening of a CBC bureau in Kamloops and the launch of Kamloops based programming has been widely anticipated for months. If you are a fan, you may have noticed the recent, conspicuous presence of the white van decaled with the CBC2 logo around town. Amidst much speculation and buzz, interior renovations have begun in the Bank of Montreal Building on Victoria Street that will house the Kamloops CBC

office. An official press release has not been issued by CBC confirming future dates for the opening of their new office or to establish an expected date for the launch of the new programming. From Vancouver, CBC Communications Officer, Leo Damion stated, “We realize this is an exciting time for

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Kamloops and we will be issuing a formal press release in early September.” Additionally, CBC has not revealed the names with regards to program hosts. Not much was known with regards to any local personalities that may have been hired. While everything may seem hush hush on the national broad-

caster’s end, one Kamloops reporter and self-proclaimed news junkie has confirmed that he will be the Kamloops morning news reader and editor for CBC. CFJC-TV’s Doug Herbert (pictured) will make the move back to radio and will join CBC in early September. Prior to joining the CFJC news team in Kamloops in July last year, Doug worked in radio as an anchor and reporter for news station CKNW 980 in Vancouver.

Changing the cycle of abuse CTC or, ‘Changing the Cycle’, is a free parent support drop-in group for any non-offending parents or caregivers of any child who has witnessed or experienced any type of abuse. Custody and access issues do not have to be settled to attend this group. The group is a place to gather information, meet with others going through similar experiences, or simply, just to talk. Parent and child activities will be discussed and planned within the group. If needed, free childcare is available. It runs on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 am at 436 Battle St. For more information or to register please call 250-376-7800.

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Wayne Harper from the Moose Lodge 1552 dropped off a cheque for $500 and donated food recently to the Kamloops Food Bank after fire destroyed the building that stored the food. The Kamloops Food Bank is so grateful for the generosity and support shown by organizations such as Loyal Order of Moose. Pictured here is Wayne presenting the cheque to Bernadette Siracky, executive director of the Kamloops Food Bank.

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$20,000 of non-perishable food was lost in a fire at the Kamloops Food Bank this week. That helps feed 1,200 people a month! Help Project X Theatre replenish this devastating loss by bringing a non-perishable food item to the performance of Romeo & Juliet on Saturday, August 4 and they will give you $5 off the cost of your ticket. Romeo & Juliet is playing as part of X Fest 2012 in Prince Charles Park. Showtime is 7:30pm. Items needed include canned fish and poultry, baby food and formula, canned stew, canned chili, canned brown beans, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, dry pasta, rice, canned spaghetti sauce, cereal and canned soup. Here’s your chance to see the hottest event of the summer, and help the local food bank in a time of need.

Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for KamloopsThompson-Cariboo, today highlighted that those affected by flooding can apply for relief from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) if they are having difficulty meeting their tax obligations because of extreme weather events. “Severe weather conditions can prevent Canadians from meeting their tax obligations” said McLeod. “Recently, Canadians from several regions, including ours, have had to rebuild because of severe weather events; our taxpayer relief provisions ensure that all Canadians receive fair tax treatment, while they are recovering from the damage resulting from flooding.” All Canadians have access to the CRA’s taxpayer relief measures and will be considered for relief if they miss a payment or filing deadline because their lives were disrupted by uncontrollable weather events, including forest fires caused by lightning strikes, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and hurricanes. “It is during these tough times

that the CRA’s taxpayer relief provisions prove their value by ensuring that Canadians are not further penalized when they are unable to make payments on time because of abnormal weather conditions” McLeod added. The taxpayer relief provisions use a balanced approach to help taxpayers to resolve tax issues that arise through no fault of their own. Under these provisions, any taxpayer can apply to the CRA to have interest and/or penalties waived or cancelled in situations where they are unable to file a tax return and/or make a payment on time due to a natural disaster or other extraordinary circumstances beyond their control. Taxpayers must submit their request in writing using form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief. The CRA will consider these requests on a case-by-case basis. Affected taxpayers who have questions or concerns about the CRA’s taxpayer relief provisions can access additional information on the CRA website at www. cra.gc.ca/taxpayerrelief or they can call the CRA at 1-800-9598281. Business owners and self employed individuals can call the CRA at 1 800 959 5525.


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Former Whitecaps and National Team coach coming to Kamloops The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce that former Whitecaps and Canadian Men’s Soccer Team Coach Tony Waiters will be a making a special guest appearance at the KYSA’s soccer school devoted specifically to goalkeepers and high performance players being held August 13-17 at McArthur Island. Waiters will be a guest coach Monday to Wednesday, August 13 to 15. Waiters was the head coach of the Whitecaps when they won their one and only major league title when they captured the North American Soccer League championship (Soccer Bowl) in 1979. He was also the only coach to take a Canadian senior men’s national team to the World Cup, in Mexico in 1986. A former England goalkeeper, Waiters has been running his own soccer company, World of Soccer, since the early 1980s. The focus of his company is on soccer coaching and teaching systems

and products that generate team success through ageappropriate player development. He continues to act as a consultant with soccer organizations throughout North America and occasionally accepts teaching assignments for FIFA, the international soccer governing body. For the past several years, KYSA parent-volunteer coaches have had access to Waiters’ “Byte Size” on-line coaching manual to help guide them in their roles. Waiters was one of the first individuals to utilize the world-wide web as a coaching aid. The Byte-Size Program is now used by most soccer clubs in British Columbia. In his 10-year professional playing career, Waiters played over 300 times in the top division of the English Football League. Some 250 of those appearances were with Blackpool Football Club. Waiters now resides in Surrey, where World of Soccer is headquartered.

Canning workshops celebrate heritage Food is a fundamental human need. Given that much of our food is produced outside of Canada, people have become less aware of what it takes to grow and preserve your food. The City of Kamloops and Interior Community Services is excited to announce a partnership that will allow the expansion of the Community Kitchens program. Canning and preserving workshops will be offered where participants will learn where our local food comes from, as well as how to cook and preserve your own food from a certified instructor. These workshops will teach safety and canning

techniques, and participants will take home two jars of produce, the recipe, and canning guidelines. This year marks Kamloops’ Bicentennial, with 200 years of shared history with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. Get into the spirit and learn how to make and preserve food as it was done by many families for generations. The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 14th at Mt. Paul United Church and will focus on jam preserves. To register, call the City of Kamloops at 250-828-3500, and use program number 199633. For more information contact Dede Bone at 250-554-3134.

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Thompson Rivers University’s Small Cities Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way and the Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) to enter into a formal partnership and work together on community-based research. The three organizations look forward to developing projects over the next two years. Pictured here is Will Garrett-Petts, Jim Hoffman, Tangie Genshorek, Brenda Aynsley, Louise Richards and Danalee Baker.

Lighting upgrades provide big benefits The City of Kamloops has recently completed three facility lighting upgrade projects. These projects have improved the lighting delivered, reduced consumed energy, and resulted in almost $15,000 of annual cost savings. At Interior Savings Centre approximately 200 incandescent light bulbs were replaced with LED light bulbs. These upgraded light bulbs, located in Parkside Lounge, concourse, and lobby areas of the building, will result in energy savings of 92,000 kWh annually. This is equivalent to the energy used annually by ten average sized, non-electrically heated homes. The total cost to upgrade the lighting was approximately $9,000 and the savings are expected to be approximately $7,500 annually, resulting in a payback of 1.2 years. There will be additional savings in maintenance of these bulbs, as the previous incandescent lighting failed on a frequent basis because of the vibration from the nearby railway tracks. The vibration will not affect the performance or life span of the

LED light bulbs. At the Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre, in the Tournament Capital Centre, the City replaced existing energy-consuming fixtures with new high output, energy-efficient fixtures, which drastically improved the lighting conditions. With a cost of $16,000, the upgrades will result in energy savings of 66,000 kWh annually, with resulting cost savings of $5,200

annually. BC Hydro provided a $10,000 incentive for this project, which will allow the project to pay for itself in less than 1.5 years. In addition to replacing the existing outdated fixtures with new high output, energy efficient fixtures at the Public Works Mechanic Shop, the City also installed motion sensors in some of the areas that are used periodically but not occupied continuously. This will result in energy savings of

37,000 kWh, annually. BC Hydro provided a $15,000 rebate in support of this project. “The cost of providing electricity to run our recreation facilities is the fastest growing expense. These cost-saving programs are essential to maintain affordable user fees for facility patrons,” commented Jeff Putnam, Parks, Recreation Facilities and Business Operations Manager for the City of Kamloops.

Student loan forgiveness for doctors and nurses Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod spoke in support of the recent federal announcement that eligible family doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners who work in rural communities will have a portion of their Canada Student Loan forgiven starting in spring 2013. “This change announced by our government will improve primary health care in rural communities like those in our riding” said McLeod. “Canadians rightly expect to receive quality health care no matter where they live. This initiative will encourage more health care professionals to work in the communities that need them most.” In Economic Action Plan 2011, the Government announced that family doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners who began working in a designated community on, or after, April 1, 2012 will be eligible to apply for partial student loan forgiveness.

This applies to most communities with a population of 50,000 or less, including communities that provide health services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations. Economic Action Plan 2012 further clarified that the measure will also include residents in family medicine. “This is another example of our Government acting to strengthen health care and improve the health of Canadians” added McLeod. Family doctors and residents in family medicine will be eligible to receive up to $8,000 per year in Canada Student Loan forgiveness to a maximum of $40,000 over five years; nurses and nurse practitioners will be eligible to receive up to $4,000 per year to a maximum of $20,000 over five years. More information is available at www. actionplan.gc.ca.


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The Eagle Riders along with the Kamloops Vintage Car Club are hosting their inaugural Poker Run on Sunday, August 19 at 10:00am. Breakfast will be served at 9:00am at the Kamloops Fraternal Order of Eagles, 755 Tranquille Road. What is a Poker Run? The first thing to stress is that although this is a “run”, there are no prizes for speed - it does not matter who is first to complete the course. It is not a race. Essentially a poker run is an excuse to meet up, travel, and have a good time. It’s an organized event where participants must visit checkpoints, usually offering food or entertainment, where they draw a playing card at random at each stop as they progress along the route. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. Winning is purely a matter of chance. Poker runs have grown in popularity as a way of raising funds for good causes and attract many entrants. They result in a “win-win” situation for the organisers and participants, with money being raised and those attending

having a memorable experience that keeps them coming back year after year. Hitting the road from the Eagles Lodge in Kamloops, the Eagle Riders Poker Run will take participants to a number of locations around the region. After assembling in Kamloops, the group will head to Falkland and then continue on to Vernon for a lunch stop. Salmon Arm and Chase will round out the route before the group returns to Kamloops. The winner of the event is the participant who makes the best five-card poker hand. Anyone wishing to get involved needs only to drop by or call to get signed up. “All riders and vintage cars are welcome to participate in the Poker Run”, said Kathy McDermid, who currently serves as the Eagle Riders’ President. A silent auction along with food, refreshments and prizes will follow the run. To date the Eagle Riders have donated over $11,000 to Kamloops Hospice Association. The Eagle Riders are affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Eagles,

a non-profit organization that has had a positive influence on our communities. The Eagles have a proud history of providing support to combat heart disease and cancer, helping kids, uplifting the aged and making life a little brighter for everyone. This international organization unites fraternally in the spirit of lessening life’s ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. Take the high road. Enjoy some stunning views. Meet up with fellow riders and classic car enthusiasts. Don’t forget to stop and take a picture or two to capture your mountain of great memories! For more information please call 250376-6947.

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Going out of town? Unplug and save! Planning a vacation this summer or even a small getaway trip over the long weekend? While on vacation, be smart with your power and cut down on electricity use and costs with these tips: Lights: Set up some energy-efficient lamps on timers for security and use photo sensors or motion detectors for outdoor lights. Refrigerator and freezer: Consider emptying your fridge and freezer completely and then unplugging them if you’ll be away over an extended period of time.

For shorter trips, try filling old containers with water to improve your fridge’s efficiency. Having an empty fridge or freezer requires more energy to cool the empty spaces. TVs and stereos: Unplug all TVs, stereos and all related components, except your set top box/ VCR if you plan to record shows while you are away. Water heater: Set electric heaters to the lowest temperature. For gas water heaters, you can use the vacation setting. Air conditioners and ceiling

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Hot weather safety tips for pets Summer is the time to enjoy beaches, picnics and outdoor sports with your four-legged family members but high temperatures can put dogs at risk. Dogs are susceptible to heat stroke because they cannot cool themselves as effectively as humans, sweating only from their paws and panting to reduce their body temperature. Dogsafe Canine First Aid aims to maximize awareness of canine first aid and safety. They are urging families with dogs to remember these canine cooling tips: • Always carry a water bottle or a collapsible bowl that you may fill at local water fountains, public washrooms or cafes. If your hands are full, your dog can wear a lightweight backpack to carry his own supplies • Make dog-friendly frozen treats with popsicle molds or ice cube trays and using diluted chicken or beef broth or canine electrolyte replacements. • Take your dog swimming, hose him down, mist with water or provide hours of fun with a plastic wading pool or lawn sprinkler for your dog to chill out in. Always supervise your dog and use a canine life jacket for safe deep, water fun. • Provide a cool sleeping area. If you crate your dog, put the crate in

the coldest part of the house, usually bathroom or basement, clip on a crate fan to circulate the air and remove the blankets which retain body heat. • Limit sun exposure to avoid overheating, sunburn and skin cancer, especially dogs with short, white hair and pink skin. If sun exposure is unavoidable, use a canine-specific sunscreen. • Keep long hair well groomed to allow maximum air flow. Special grooming tools are available to remove your dog’s thick, insulating undercoat but don’t shave the coat right off as the hair provides sun protection. 9. Never leave your dog in the car on a warm day as temperatures can sore to over a 100°F within a few minutes regardless if the windows are open an inch or two or the car is parked in the shade. • If heat stroke is suspected, immediately lower the dog’s body temperature by spraying with tepid to cool water (not cold or ice water), covering with towels soaked in cool water and placing the dog in front of a fan. Follow up with a veterinarian is essential as there may be internal organ damage. Visit www.dogsafe.ca for a complete list of hot weather safety tips for your pet.

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Get Up and Dance! The Get Up and Dance program was one of the recipients of a 2012 United Way Youth Initiative Grant sponsored by Telus and Interior Savings.

On the weekend the group of 26 summer camp participants showed off some cool hip hop moves, in costumes they designed themselves, at a recital at the Boys and Girls Club. In addition to dance lessons from Akimbo Dance Studios, the campers received a certificate of recognition, glow sticks, bandanas and a well-deserved standing ovation.

Free music concerts are all good ■■ dutchie Rutledge-Mathison Storytelling ■■ Let’s Dance on Aug 11 from 8pm to 12am using three distinct themes from July 31 to Sept. at the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. Music by 5 at Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Rd. Steve Hillis. FMI or tickets contact Francoise Gallery hours: Mon. to Fri. 1 to 4pm. at 250-372-3782 or Ed at 250-374-2774. ■■ Icon Viewing during July and Aug, ■■ Flea Market presented by Centre for Saturdays 1 to 3 or by appointment at Ukrainian Seniors Information on Aug 19 from 8am to Orthodox Church, 1044 - 8th St. FMI contact noon at Northills Mall parking lot. FMI or to book a table email info@csikamloops.ca. 250-320-3719 or 778-220-5584. ■■ BIG Little Science Centre, 985 Holt ■■ International Disability Film Festival Street, is open Monday to Saturday 10:00am presented by Open Door Group on Aug. 22 at to 4:00pm for the summer. Aug 20 to 25, Air 6:30pm at Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Ave. Pressure. Super Science Club Thursdays from ■■ “2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years” Celebrate 2:45 to 4pm. Experiments, games and activities with the City of Kamloops and Tk’emlups on for children in grades 4 to 7. Summer camps: Aug. 25 at Riverside Park from 10am to 4pm Junior Camps - 9 to 12 daily for a week. For FMI visit www.kamloops.ca/200years or call children 6 to 8. A week of crazy fun doing the Kamloops Museum at 250-828-3576. age appropriate science experiments, games ■■ Matthew Good Acoustic Concert at 6pm and activities. Senior Camps - 9 to 3 daily for on Sept. 1 at Sun Peaks. Free concert with $ starting at 1pm. FMI 1-800a week. For children 8 and older. A week of special guests crazy fun doing senior science experiments, 807-3257. games and activities. Robotics Camps: 9 to ■■ SPCA Book Sale from Sept 1 to 8 at 24lb laser paper 1-99 100-999 1000+ 3 PRINTED daily for aON week. For children 10 and older. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Northill • • • • • •Mall. • • • •Books • • • •can be dropped off at the Build robots and program them to perform 8 1/2” x 11” full colour posters 44¢ 40¢ 38¢ 8th St until Aug 15. The SPCA is shelter 1211 tasks and solve challenges. FMI 250-554-2572 11” x 17” full colour posters 88¢ 80¢ 78¢ for people to assist with the sale. also looking or•www.blscs.org. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • FMI • • • •contact • • • • 250-376-7722. •••••• ■■ Music in McDonald Park - Friday eve- ■■ Kamloops Tai Chi Club registration and nings, 7 to 8:30pm, weather permitting. Aug.17 weekly lessons begin Sept. 11 at St. Andrews Margit Bull and Sweetgrass, Pop Classics Presbyterian Church, 1136 6th Ave. FMI call

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