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Snowbirds come in for a landing Snowbirds are pretty smart birds. You don’t need a birdwatching manual to identify some of these creatures. Hundreds of Kamloops' snowbirds wing their way south in the autumn months to bask in the more temperate zones of the southern shores. During spring migration, they leave their wintering grounds, heading back to their northern homes and arriving in Kamloops in numbers from late March to early April for the upcoming warm season. Of course, there are Snowbirds and then there are Snowbirds. Spring welcomes these travellers back to our area, both human and avian. The peak of spring migration offers an opportunity to see the wide variety of Kamloops area birds and, much to the enjoyment of many enthusiasts, this includes the return of a species of gregarious giants, the American White Pelicans. The earliest can be spotted in our area in March but most pelicans arrive in mid-April. They are one of two pelican species from the family Pelecanidae

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D r. Reudink’s research interest lies in studying migratory birds and his post doctorate work was focused on tracking continental movement in the American white pelican. These large web-footed water birds can be distinguished by their white plumage, black wing tips and long orange bill with a

pouch. During the breeding season, an upright horny plate grows on the top portion of their bill. The birds exhibit a very strong fidelity to breeding sites, and return annually to the same nesting territory at Stum Lake, located within White Pelican Provincial Park. With a wing span of eight to ten feet, these pelicans from the Stum Lake colony are highly

mobile and efficient flyers, flying up to 50 km/hr even in the heaviest gale winds. They forage both singly and in co-operative groups, known as pods, scoops or squadrons, at more than 40 different lakes over the broad area of the Fraser Plateau. As always, the waterfront is the best place to pick up chicks and

pelican courtship begins shortly after birds arrive. Nest building begins within days and the incubation period is 29 to 36 days. These tasks are done by both sexes. One to four eggs are hatched by late June. The young are fed a liquefied diet of regurgitated fish matter and are fledged by late July to early August. Down-listed from Threatened, The American White Pelican is still on the provincial Red List. They require undisturbed land for nesting and isolated lakes with good fish supplies. Disturbances can result in the loss of all young or abandonment of the nests. Sensitive to this being the only nesting colony in British Columbia, canoeing, boating, hunting and trapping are prohibited on Stum Lake from March 1 to August 31 every year. The birds are regularly seen cruising and touching down on the 24-hour, fly-through, all-you-can-eat sushi bar of Kamloops Lake. These big birds are certainly impressive and the Tranquille wetlands are easily accessed via the road to the Kamloops Aiport. Don't forget your camera! Jody Tippett

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Tentative agreement for after-hours service at airport The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce confirmed yesterday that the Kamloops Airport has reached a tentative agreement with Canada Border Services Agency for after-hours service. This agreement brings an economic boost to the region and acknowledges the vital role that customs service can play at regional and community airports like Kamloops. Although a cost recovery agreement is not ideal (as it adds costs that make Kamloops Airport less competitive) the service is essential for developing the economy of the region. The value of just one of the targeted flights can be more than $150,000. Kamloops generally sees an average of 6 interna-

tional flights per week during the winter season. New Chamber President Bob Dieno stated: “The Kamloops Chamber presented a position paper to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on this issue last

September and they have been lobbying for us to the federal government.” “While this is a win for the Kamloops region economy, there are still blocks to develop service in all areas of the country

that move our nation’s economy forward,” stated Maurice Hindle, Policy Committee Chair. “We are pleased that our airport can now offer visitors arriving in Kamloops after normal office hours with extended service hours.”

Westsyde Road resurfacing improves safety

Dawson Construction has been awarded a $1.5-million contract to resurface portions of Westsyde Road north of Kamloops, improving the ride for local residents and industrial users. Approximately 10.5 km of Westsyde Road will be resurfaced. The resurfacing work will run between the northern boundary of the city and the north end of Black Pines. Work will start this summer and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. Westsyde Road is an industrial haul route, as well

as the only road connecting the Whispering Pines Indian Band and the community of Black Pines to the City of Kamloops. The existing asphalt is more than 20 years old. These repairs will improve safety on Westsyde Road and make the ride more enjoyable. This work builds on the $1.3 billion invested in highway improvements in the Thompson-Okanagan since 2001. Learn more about transportation projects happening throughout B.C. at

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Last Thursday Kamloops Immigrant Services organized a walk for International Day to End Racial Discrimination. The event honoured diversity with a gathering at Spirit Square and a post march celebration held at the agency located at 448 Tranquille Road. The Aboriginal Friendship Society Drum Group entertained with a traditional cultural presentation. Inset: Paul Lagace, Executive Director of Kamloops Immigrant Services addresses the gathering.

Permits required for yard and garden waste burning Beginning March 30 through to April 30, open burning of yard and garden waste on properties of one acre (43,560 square feet) or greater within the City of Kamloops and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc is allowed upon obtaining a permit. However, there are conditions that apply to these permits and failure to comply with these conditions or obtain the necessary permit may result in a $500 fine.

Conditions such as, but not limited to: No burning outside the Venting Index, No burning after dark, Burning for commercial, or industrial, as well as on properties less than one acre is prohibited. Permits for burning within the city must be picked-up at Fire Station No. 1, 1205 Summit Drive. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm excluding holidays. Call 250-372-5131 to ensure someone

is available to process a permit. Permits for burning within the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc must be picked-up starting April 2 at Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, #345345 Chief Alex Thomas Way. Call 250-314-1570 for further information. For residents with properties less than one acre, the following alternative disposal methods are recommended: Compost as much material as possible on your own

property; Take green waste to one of the City’s three drop-off sites: Cinnamon Ridge (4.3 km west of the airport on Tranquille Road), Eliza Road in Barnhartvale, or at the end of McGill Road. For additional permit or Venting Index information, call 250-3725131 or visit Please note that Venting Index information is updated daily after 8:00 am.

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Earth Hour 2013 results British Columbians saved 136 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by 1.95 per cent during Earth Hour Saturday night – the equivalent of turning off more than 10 million 12.5-watt LED light bulbs. Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund and supported by BC Hydro. This year marks the sixth year of BC Hydro’s support of the event. The goal of Earth Hour is to encourage individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics in an

effort to conserve power and in doing so, demonstrate support for climate change reduction efforts. Many communities across the province successfully improved their Earth Hour energy savings from the previous year. The top five B.C. communities for this year’s Earth Hour were Comox, Courtenay, North Saanich, Sidney and Qualicum. Kamloops achieved a 2.2 percent reduction in energy usage for Earth Hour 2013. For more information on Earth Hour, visit

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Satisfied diners sipped broth and enjoyed the delicate flavours of a traditional Japanese lunch on Friday at the The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. The Centre introduces Japanese culture and cuisine to the people of Kamloops with a fundraising Udon (noodle) Lunch and Sushi Take-out held once a month. Don't be afraid to slurp your noodles. Some Japanese believe that it makes them taste better.

Fiddler on the Roof opens Western Canada Theatre and the Kamloops Symphony present the celebrated musical Fiddler on the Roof March 28 to April 13 at the Sagebrush Theatre. This most-anticipated production is the first time in their long histories that these two companies have partnered and the first time the new orchestra pit will be used as intended. Sixteen of Canada’s finest professional musical theatre performers and ten incredibly talented local children in the chorus will be accompanied by the glorious full sound of 17 incredible professional musicians of the Kamloops Symphony. The result is a show that is

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A Children’s History of Kamloops As part of the 2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years - Kamloops Bicentennial: 1812-2012, Kamloops students were invited to participate in a City of Kamloops and Kamloops Museum and Archives project called “A Children’s History of Kamloops”. This project would become a compilation of students’ projects and artwork based on their research and perspectives of Kamloops history. The 94-page, coil-bound book has now Draft layout for Children’s been published and is filled with a History of Kamloops book. variety of topics from blacksmiths and personal family trees, to fashion, food and utilities in 1912. Parents, families and the public are invited to attend the official book launch on Thursday, March 28 at 8:45am at Bert Edwards Elementary School gym.

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Swinging fiddles and family fun Swingin' Fiddles is an incredible two-hour live old time fiddle variety show hosted by Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band. Expect music from the 30s, 40s and 50s that will included swing, big band, pop standards, country, gospel and old time fiddle. Three fiddlers will play in harmony along with step dancing, trick fiddling

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(TNFC) is sponsoring a Weekend Blitz Screenwriting workshop for aspiring and seasoned screenwriters that will be run by two wellestablished screenwriters in the TV and film industry. The workshop takes place at Thompson Rivers University from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19. This in-depth seminar will be restricted to nine participants on a first-come, first-service basis and the first three, TNRD-based responders will receive a bursary. The workshop will be led by West Coast Screenwriting 14/03/13 3:46 PM principals Keith Digby (Young Alexander, Time Exposures) and Brian Paisley (Lies Like Truth, Apocalypse When?), who will take writers through hands-on sessions in screenwriting structure, character development, creating visual action scenes, and building sequences that grip the audience. “Story is the most important element of filmmaking. This workshop is fitting with the mandate of the TNFC, which is to promote film education opportunities as

own screenplays and films,” said Vicci Weller, Executive Director of Film for the TNRD. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas, treatments, outlines, and unfinished or finished screenplays to the workshop. Novel and short-story writers who might be thinking of adapting one of their works for the big or small screen should bring a one-page outline. “We’ve had an incredible opportunity to watch films at the Kamloops Film Festival, where we see stories from around the world,” said Peter Milobar, ViceChair of the TNFC. “This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to tell our own stories in a compelling way.” The Weekend Blitz Screenwriting workshop runs from 7:00 to 10:00pm on Friday, May 17, and from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, DVDs, paper and pens. To apply, go to; or contact the TNFC at, or 250.377.8673.

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One venue, three talented music makers Kammerce Promotions with CFBX 'The X' Radio will present Blues/ Rock legend Shaun Verreault with special guests Wildwood McRae of Rattlehawk and Ray Gibson. As the frontman and guitar slinger for a tremendously successful band, Wide Mouth Mason, Shaun has earned a well-deserved reputation as a great performer

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BC Soccer has announced its rosters for the first phase of its Provincial Development Program with 160 boys and girls from across the Province chosen to participate in high performance training activities which include fitness testing, on and off field training and match play. Kamloops U-13 player Ainsley Bryce Grether is one of seven players currently with the Thompson-Okanagan Football Club in the BC Soccer Premier League to be selected for this phase of the program.


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On March 18, Overlander Residential Care held a celebratory tea in honour of the Overlander Auxiliary and its hard work over the last 36 years. Residents had made decorations, thank you banners, corsages and thank you cards to present to Auxiliary members. Over the years, volunteers have raised $1 million!

Kamloops Innovation is hosting an Open House on April 4 to reach out to the local business and technology community and spread the word about exciting changes that are taking shape within the centre. The Open House will feature a technology showcase with local entrepreneurs and a great chance to meet with the businesses in residence at Kamloops Innovation. If you’re interested in entrepreneurship, and technology and wish to attend, tickets to this 19+ event are required and free of charge. Some members from the B.C. Innovation Council will be making some exciting announcements! For more details and to reserve your tickets, visit

Better at Home program for seniors MLA Terry Lake announced recently that ed the United Way with $15 million to estab- appointed and the program is managed by seniors in Kamloops can now access the lish and manage Better at Home. The com- United Way of the Lower Mainland and fundseniors program Better at Home. The program munity initiative is a key part of the provincial ed by the government of British Columbia. is designed to help seniors age 65 and older live Seniors Action Plan to respond to the needs of For more information, visit in their own homes longer and will be operated seniors and an aging population in B.C. and in Kamloops by Seniors Outreach Society. Seniors Outreach Thrive newsletter A Local Advisory Committee has been One of the first nonprofits to launch Better at Home in BC, Seniors Outreach will provide non-medical services including housekeeping, yard work, home repair, transportation to u Don't put all uu All work and no play can uu Keep your paws off other appointments, snow shoveling, friendly visits make you a basket case. people's jellybeans. of your eggs and grocery shopping. The services are supin one basket. uu A cute little tail attracts a uu The grass is always plemental to home support services provided greener in someone else's u Walk softly lot of attention. through health authorities such as personal basket. and carry a uu Everyone is entitled to aCONTACT MARKETING IN THE ECHO US today and let us hygiene assistance and help with NEIGHBORHOOD medical big carrot. ADVERTISE uu An Easter bonnet can bad hare day. needs or mobility. Seniors who receive houseis the best way to and reach the people who walk help your business get noticed. DOWNTOWN • NORTH tame even the wildest hare. uu Everyone needs a friend keeping, yard work andSHORE home repair services uu Let happy thoughts remind people what your past your door every day – your ECHO NEWSPAPERS who is all ears. 250.374.ECHO (3246) may pay a fee based on their income. multiply like rabbits. uu To show your trueorcolors company u hasu There's to offer!no such thing aspotential customers. #1 - of 219Improving Victoria Street, you have to come out of As part Care for B.C. Seniors: uu Some body parts should your shell. An ActionKamloops, Plan, theBCB.C. government provid- too much candy. be floppy.

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Let's make robots! 18 girls attended the Big Little Science Centre's March Break Robotics Camp is for Girls. They built and programmed their own Lego NXT robots and ran them through a challenge course. The future is bright for these girls. It’s only a matter of time before they develop artificial intelligence that eats brussel sprouts, tells jokes and does homework and chores.

Egg-cellent activities and fabulous festivities ■■ Garry Davies’ Sensuous mixed media until Apr. 18 at Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Rd. Gallery hours: Mon. to Fri. 1:30 to 5pm. ■■ Registration for 2013 Community Gardens are being held at ICS, 765 Tranquille Rd. Available plots in McDonald Park Community Garden and Rotary Garden at Wilson House. Limited availability at remaining gardens. FMI and reservations call the Community Gardens co-ordinator, Shelaigh at 250-852-0681 or e-mail kamloopsgardens@gmail. com Registration: Mar. 27 from 11:30am to1:30pm. ■■ Annual Easter EggsCitement Event on Mar. 29, 30, 31 and April 1 from 9:30am to

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egg writing kits are available now. ■■ Easter Brunch on Mar. 31 from 9am to 2pm at South Thompson Inn and Guest Ranch, 3438 Shuswap Rd. FMI or reservations contact 250-573-3777. ■■ Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers Dance on April 6 from 7:30 to 10:30pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Enjoy Waltzes, Fox Trots, Two-Steps, Polkas and more! FMI or tickets contact 250376-2330. ■■ A Very Spicy Fundraising Dinner for Mainstage 2013 on April 7 at 5 or 7pm at Flavours of India. Tickets include full buffet dinner, spicy entertainment, door prizes and 50/50 raffle. FMI or tickets contact 778-471-5620. ■■ Westsyde Support Group

for people and families living with Diabetes, meets Apr. 8, May 6, June 3 from 1:30 to 3pm at the Hamlets, 3255 Overlander Dr. FMI contact Diane at 250579-2526. ■■ Let’s Dance on Apr. 13 from 8 pm to 12am at Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. Music by Strange Brew. FMI or tickets contact Zonia at 250-372-0091, Ed at 250-374-2774 or Francoise at 250-372-3782. ■■ 2013 Seniors’ Chorfest Gala Concert on April 19 at 7:30pm at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way. Hosted by Kamloops Happy Choristers. Tickets available at the door or from Kamloops Happy Choristers. FMI visit:

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