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Former local, now accomplished author

Former North Shore resident Michael Poirier, an award-winning playwright and member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, will be at the North Shore Bookland next week to do a signing of his latest novel. You may be familiar with Michael and his writings as he was an instigating force behind the Milly and Tilly radio series that was quite popular with Kamloops folks a few years back. The series was developed and recorded in Kamloops with the help of Danielle DunnMorris and Perry’s Recording Studio. It was made into a short pilot film this year and can be seen on YouTube at Bruceamol - Milly and Tilly. Finding his passion for writing later in life wasn’t a bad thing, it has given Michael the years of experiences and challenges needed to give his plays and screenplays the realism they have. In 2001, his landlady in Barriere B.C. noticed his computer desk littered with writings. She asked him about it and he said he liked to write short stories – but no one was allowed to read them. Being very persuasive... she talked him into letting her read one of his stories. Then, she convinced him to write a play for their local theatre group which she belonged to‌after she showed him what a stage play format looked like, that is. He wrote a play, they staged it, and he was hooked. Since that fateful day, Michael has written 25 plays, written and produced two half-hour radio sitcoms and written two screen plays. He has also finished a novel, “Bloodlinesâ€?, which he had begun writing in 1985. In 2007, he won Theatre B.C.’s National playwriting competition in the one-act category with “Perriott and Mr. Grump. Recently, Poirier has been dab-






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bling in film, writing, directing and producing two short video clips. Michael has formed a theatre group in Vernon called “Back Stage Theatre� with his partner, Julie Armitage. Together with a growing number of members they have produced nine plays in the last four years. Seven of them were .3")! LUG$ECINDD musical comedies scripted by Michael, with Julie writing the musical scores and Michael writing the lyrics. Michael has self-published his novel “Bloodlines� and is getting very positive







reviews from its readers. It has been classified as horror, psychological thriller, suspense... he just calls it – a good read. He has also had a couple of people tell him they couldn’t finish the book because it was freaking them out. Michael is okay with that, because it is a very scary novel. If you like Stephen’ll like Michael L. Poirier. If you’d like to meet up with Michael he’ll be at Bookland, in the Fortune Shopping Centre, on Wednesday, December 12 from 11am to 1pm.


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Minister to visit Ajax project in new year Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo, Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Mayor Peter Milobar and Ronaye Elliott of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, met with Environment Minister Peter Kent on December 1 in Ottawa regarding the proposed Ajax mine. As a result of the meeting Minister Kent offered a guarantee for a thorough review of this project and that the next step is for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to complete their analysis and recommend next steps. The Minister has also committed to visit the Ajax site in the New Year and meet with local citizens.

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The provincial government, police and ICBC announced that B.C.’s upgraded and expanded Intersection Safety Camera (ISC) program is now fully installed at all 140 sites. This includes the site selected for Kamloops, Fortune Drive at 8th St., which is now live. Crashes at intersections are often more serious because they involve high speed and right angle or side impact crashes and improving intersection safety prevents crashes, injuries and fatalities, ensuring families get home safe and sound. “On an average day in B.C., about 230 crashes take place at intersections. That’s 230 too many. This program helps by providing another incentive to drive safely and removing unsafe drivers from the road.” Said KamloopsNorth Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “We welcome these cameras because high risk driving has no place on our roads and we’ll do everything we can to stop those who disregard other people’s safety. We’ve seen the carnage of intersection crashes – and we know this program will help make our roads safer.” Said British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police (BCACP) Traffic Safety Committee Chair Chief Constable Jamie Graham.

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“In my presentation to Minister Kent today I emphasized that the Minister of the Environment has grounds for referral of an Environmental Assessment to a panel review where there is a clear federal jurisdiction coupled with significant public concern for a panel process. In my opinion both of these

conditions are present,” stated McLeod. “After meeting with Minister Kent, I have every confidence that the Ajax file is receiving full scrutiny,” said Milobar. “I look forward to continuing to work with Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans around next steps of this process.”

an iconic landmark A Heritage Recognition Plaque was unveiled at the newly landscaped Lorne Street entrance to the Red Bridge on November 23. The landscaping and plaque installation are part of a Communities in Bloom initiative to enhance the Red Bridge and to make it an iconic landmark in Kamloops in recognition of its history of being a cultural and business connection between the Tk’emlups Indian Band and the City of Kamloops. The plaque was unveiled by (LR) city councilor Tina Lange, KCBIA general manager Gay Pooler, former mayor Mel Rothenburger and Kamloops Heritage Commision chair Andrew Yarmie.

Corrections officers receive awards Three officers from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre were among 28 corrections and probation officers from around the province honoured at the Solicitor General’s annual Corrections Exemplary Service Medals award ceremony. They are Kevin Batter, William (Bill) Bouthot, and Donald Horning. The awards are presented to honour Corrections staff members who have reached milestones for exemplary service, beginning at 20 years for the Corrections Exemplary

Service Medal and 30 years for the Corrections Exemplary Service Bar. The standards for these awards are established by the Chancellery of Canadian Orders and Decorations for medal recipients. The first Canadian medal to recognize long and outstanding service in the public safety professions was the Police Exemplary Service Medal, created on Aug. 12, 1982. The second was the Corrections Exemplary Service Medal, created by Letters Patent signed by Her Majesty the Queen on June 11, 1984.

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If you ever wanted an easy way out of those parking tickets, November 24 was the day to do it! Impark offered a one-day, four-hour event during which anyone in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna or Prince George who had an unpaid Impark parking violation notice could have it waived by making a toy donation to The Salvation Army. Impark will be accepted new, unused and unwrapped toys and in exchange, each donor’s unpaid parking violation notice was waived. A single toy donated will waive a single unpaid violation notice. Those with multiple unpaid violations had to bring an equal number of toys to match the number of Impark parking violation notices they would like waived. Donors had to bring a copy of their violation notice(s), statement(s) or their license plate number in order to ensure proper credit of their account. (From L- R) Donna Nelson of Impark, Mary Doonan, Communities and Families director, and Maria Wetterstrand also of Impark hold up some of the toys already donated.

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Players enjoy permanent home

After 40 years of movsenting their first full ing around, the Kamloops production in their new Players finally put down space, “The Trial of roots this year and investEbenezer Scrooge.” ed in themselves. Their This was the new location, which is Kamloops Player’s the result of many hours second time presenting of hard work and volthe Trial of Ebenezer unteers effort, officially Scrooge, “We presentopened its doors this ed this play in 2006 fall and have been busy at the Old Courthouse every since. Cultural Centre,” “We have moved eight explained Lori Dewart, times in the last 11 years,” vice president of the explains Sharon Huuha, club. “But this time we Kamloops Player memhave an all new cast. ber and venue manager. We have several new “This is the first time the members in the club Kamloops Players have since our move with had an official home.” seven of them in this Their new and official production.” home, which is located Everyone give a big right next to Arigato at welcome to the North 422 Tranquille, is primed Shore’s newest comand ready to go. In order (L-R) Tammy Rose as the Ghost of Christmas Future, Adrienne munity theatre group. to be viable they must Yates as the Ghost of Christmas Past with Frank Kohlberger as With help and support have three to four produc- Jacob Marley during the dress rehearsal on November 23. The from their community tions per year and will be Kamloops Players production of The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge and their dedication renting the space to other ran November 24 to 26 and December 1 to 3. to producing one of non-profits in the theatre a kind, professionalgroup’s downtime. Never ones to even waste a second grade theatre they are sure to be around for a long of opportunity, since their opening they have held a time to come. Welcome Kamloops Players and conname that theatre contest and held a comedy night gratulations on your first production! You can find out amongst other things. They have an improv night more about the Kamloops Players at kamloopsplayplanned for December 7 and until then had been pre- and visit them at 422 Tranquille Road.

Choral Rhapsody returns to Sagebrush Theatre Residents are invited to attend the 14th annual Choral Rhapsody of Christmas at the Sagebrush Theatre. The concert takes place on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 pm and is a free community event, sponsored by the City of Kamloops, Parks, Recreation and Cultural

Services. Although the event is free of charge, food and cash donations for the Kamloops Food Bank will be gratefully accepted. Eight local choirs will be presenting a delightful selection of Christmas carols with sing-a-longs in between sets for audience participation. The choirs in attendance will


be: Desert Sounds Harmony, Hub City Singers, Kamloops Alliance Church Choir, Kamloops Folk of Note, Kamloops Men’s Gospel Chorus, The German Liederkreis Choir, The Happy Choristers and Vivace Chorlae. For more information about the event, please call 250-828-3311.

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moment at the community centre. And if new manager Tim LaRose has anything to do with it, it will just keep on getting bigger and better from here. “We are not going to make any big changes,� explains Tim. “The community centre already has a real solid foundation and great community. We host everything from social events and dances to zumba, scrabble and carpet bowling. Our carpet bowling brings out 80 to 100 people and the tai chi classes frequently have 100 people in them. The biggest changes I would like to make is to just add a little more structure. The community centre is already full of in-

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inspire active lifestyles. An estimated 3,500 BC seniors will compete in 24 or more sporting events during each of these Games, and each participant will demonstrate exceptional skill within their sport. June Parsons, president of the BC Seniors Games Society said, “I am pleased that the bid committees in Kamloops and Langley have been successful in bringing the B.C. Seniors Games to their communities. More than 3,500 athletes and visitors will have the chance to see the unique amenities and opportunities that have contributed to their bid success.�

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Five years later, the category for the annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts is Artistic Innovation in the Arts. Throughout past years, there have been key individuals who have generously contributed their time and effort to and have valuably impacted the arts within Kamloops. In recognition of this exceptional involvement, the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts was created. Following each Mayor’s Gala, the recognition and loyalty of these individuals does not diminish or

weaken. It grows stronger. The intention of this award ceremony is not only to recognize individuals during a single occasion, but to strengthen our community support and loyalty as well. It is our duty to continue to promote these individuals, as their contributions have allowed the arts in Kamloops to flourish. The deadline for nominations is anytime before or on the day of Friday, December 9. Applications that arrive after the deadline will

not be considered. Submissions will be accepted by fax or electronically and should be typed, not hand written, clear, concise and legible. Please make sure to include all requirements listed on the nomination form and guidelines, as incomplete submission packages will not be considered. These documents are available on the City of Kamloops, Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops Symphony or Kamloops Art Gallery websites. Nomination

packages can be faxed to: 250374-7099 or emailed to info@ with Mayor’s Award for the Arts in the subject line. The goal is to acknowledge and celebrate artistic innovation, cultivate a greater visibility and appreciation of the value of the arts, encourage excellence in the arts and build relationships within the arts community. For more information contact Lacey Stark at 250-372-3216 ext 24 or lacey@

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n Christmas gift wrapping being offered by The Canadian Cancer Society at Aberdeen Mall to Dec. 24. FMI contact 250-374-9188 or by email at If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dawn at 250-374-9188. n Weekly Robotics Club for kids aged 10 and up. runs Fridays to Dec. 16, 3-4:30pm at BIG Little Science Centre, 985 Holt St. Registration forms at n Super Science Club for children grades 4 to 7. Thursdays to Dec. 22, 3-4pm. at Big Little Science Centre, 985 Holt Street. 250554-2572 to register. n German Choir concert on Dec. 8 at 2pm at North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. n The B3 Kings on Dec. 8 at 7:30pm at Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. Tickets at Kamloops Live Box Office or 250-374-5483. FMI go to n Tour of Doors and Silver Follies Entertainment on Dec. 8 from 1:30 to 3pm at the Renaissance Retirement Residence, 628 Tranquille Rd. To RSVP and FMI call 250376-5363 n Christmas: Unwrapped presented by the TRU Actors Workshop. Dec. 8-10 and 15-17. Tickets at the TRUAWT Box Office. FMI and reservations call 250-377-6100.

Tyra Ruscheinski, Interior Savings Insurance Northills branch manager cuts the cake at the renovation celebration on November 25. The branch freshened up their look as well as improved convenience for their customers. The party, complete with over $1,000 in prizes was a thank you to their customers!

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) A passionate party for two might be just the remedy. It might be best to keep your ideas to yourself this week. Traffic will be busier than you anticipated, so try to get a head start. You may find that your mate is well aware of the circumstances. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20) You can make favorable changes in your home environment. You must look into your options. You need to refrain from being the generous one in the group. Too much talk might lead to hassles. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19) Get involved in groups that can offer intellectual stimulation. You will be emotional about money matters. Luck is with you. Be up front if you don’t want to be embarrassed. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20) Don’t let coworkers get wind of your ideas or they might try to take credit for your hard work. Travel will be on your mind, but you should be sure that you’ve got all your work up-to-date. You are better off visiting friends or relatives than entertaining at home. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  Friends and relatives may not understand your needs. Empty promises could be likely where work is concerned. Erratic behavior may confuse others, and mood swings may result in isolation. You may have a problem with coworkers if you try to tell them what to do. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) Beware of someone who is trying to make you look bad. Your greatest enjoyment will come through social activities and pleasure trips. You will find that superiors may not see situations as you do. Deception is likely. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Do not confront situations unless you are sure you have a good understanding of the dilemma. Talk to an older family member you have helped in the past. If you can include them in your plans, do so. Spend time with friends or family. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You may have to explain your actions to your family. Put your time and energy into home improvement. Limitations with females could lead to unfortunate circumstances. Don’t do something silly just to get back at your mate. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You could be blind to the defects of those you love. Comfort is a necessity. Check your motives. Don’t make promises. Your emotional stability may influence the changes taking place in your personal life. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) You can have a great time if you go out with the one you love. You’re in the mood to do things such as competitive sports, or perhaps a night on the town. You are best not to confide in anyone right now. Don’t push your opinions on others this week. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) You must be sure not to be frivolous, because as the saying goes, easy come, easy go. Family responsibilities are escalating. Your nerves are frazzled. Travel for business or pleasure. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) You can get ahead if you present your ideas to superiors. Be sure that you have all the facts before you take action. You can gain valuable cultural knowledge through dealing with foreigners. Try to curb your habits, or you could find yourself in an awkward financial position. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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