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The fruit of labour: Brent Olsen’s orchard

It was Brent Olsen who introduced me to Silken someone else how to graft: “The guy showed us how apples. We sat on the back patio and the sun was to do it once and it’s simple enough that you can setting in the background. He took a piece take that and go try it on your own.” for himself and we savored together. His Paying it forward, Brent has passed comment between crunches, “It’s got this method onto five or six of his a very delicate flavour.” He is right. friends and he estimates about an 80 Then came the Summer Red, with per cent success rate. crisp white flesh that blushed The key to making grafting as it approached the peel, folwork? Brent says that timing is lowed by a Gravenstein, a important and points to the first Honey Crisand the old standweek of April as the surest bys, Gala, Macintosh, and opportunity because trees are RSOE - fr ear jan 25 2012.indd 1 Spartan. A veritable apple just coming out of dormancy. feast. Brent Olsen grows 22 varities All-in-all Brent has 22 variof apples on just three trees! eties of apples growing on just three semi-dwarf trees and in a good year he is harHe teaches, “It’s important vesting hundreds of pounds that the branch being grafted of apples off each one. Then in is more dormant than the there are the apricot and plum tree being grafted on because trees, with three types each, the you don’t want the buds to start two cherry trees, one hosting three growing before the healing starts different kinds, and a nectarine tree happening.” that has just been planted this past Brent then demonstrates how to year. make a wedge on the scion and insert For the past ten years Brent has made a it into a slit in the tree, lining up the inner hobby of grafting, taking branches (called scibark before tightly winding black electrical ons) from one tree and inserting them into a groove tape to close any gaps. “Then you should seal it up or slit in another, and has been eating the fruits of his labour with grafting paint,” he adds, but admits he doesn’t always ever since. follow that rule. “What I like about grafting is that I have only three mid-size trees Next year he’s open to trying some new grafting methods, so it is with all these different varieties that are ripening at different times likely that the nectarine tree won’t be growing only one variety for over two months, each with distinct tastes,” explains Brent, “I can long. But until then Brent will be waiting for mid-October when he have fresh apples for months and make apple crisp out of Braeburns can harvest his favorite apple, Mutsu, and enjoy a slice of it over in April…they keep that nice!” another sunset on a crisp, cool evening. It was a friend who originally invited Brent along to learn from Jennifer Sloan, freelance




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Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients

Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson- Cariboo and Senator Nancy Greene Raine hosted a ceremony at Thompson Rivers University to present Diamond Jubilee Medals. The following is a list of recipients who have made outstanding contributions to their communities and country. Roger Barnsley (Parksville), Donald Cameron (Kamloops), Patrick Corbett (108 Mile Ranch), Ambo Dhaliwal (Kamloops), Tina Donald (Barriere), Robin Fennell (Clinton), Trudy Frisk (Kamloops), Dr. Gordon Gore (Kamloops), Jill Hayward (Louis Creek), Betty Inouye (Kamloops), Mary Jules (Kamloops), Captain Lisa Landry (Kamloops), Louise Malahoff (Kamloops), Sherry Maligaspe (Kamloops), Dr. Nathan Mathew (Barriere), Richard McMaster (Kamloops), Keith Moore (Barriere), Anne Munro (Kamloops), Jean Nelson (Clearwater), Andrew Philpot (Kamloops), Henry Pejril (Kamloops), Brent Rutherford (Lac La Hache), Geordie Salle (Barriere), Manne Salle (Barriere), Hon. Col. Terry Shupe (Kamloops), Dr. Gur Singh (Kamloops), Carman Smith (Barriere), Dick Taylor (Kamloops), Donald Turtiak (Blue River), Rita Welsh (Clinton), Glen Wideman (Kamloops), Kent Wong (Kamloops), Harry Wright (Kamloops).

2nd Annual REEL CHANGE SustainAbility Film Fest The Fresh Outlook Foundation’s (FOF) annual REEL CHANGE SustainAbility Film Fest is coming again to Kamloops October 19 and 20. Hosted by FOF with major sponsor BC Hydro Power Smart, the film fest features nine award-winning documentaries about a wide range of sustainability topics. Meet FOF and film panelists during the kick off event at the Commodore from 5:00pm to 6:30pm Friday, October 19. Another fun event is the showing of Urban Roots, about urban agriculture, at The Art We Are on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00am,

with a chance to chat with panelists Donovan Cavers and Curtis Stone. Admission to the film is the purchase of a beverage or breakfast item from The Art We Are’s scrumptious menu. Curtis Stone is also offering a two-hour Farming in the City workshop on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Old Courthouse. Tickets can be purchased at farminginthecity. The workshop will be followed by the documentary Cafeteria Man, which chronicles an ambitious effort to ‘green’ the public school diet serving 83,000 students in Baltimore.

Mixing politics and art An Era of Discontent: Art as Occupation is the Kamloops Art Gallery’s final exhibition of 2012 and will run until December 31. This new exhibition addresses the current political climate by way of philosophical inquiry into what it means to occupy physical and ideological space. The exhibition brings together artwork that speaks to the current momentum of Occupy movements and Arab Spring revolutions, which are radically transforming our global reality. A group exhibition containing work in wide ranging mediums such as silkscreened posters, large-scale sculptures, video and installation works will offer diverse artistic responses to local and world politics, shifting social moralities, and destabilizing balances of power. The exhibition comprises work by regionally, nationally and internationally based artists, some of whom have made work specifically for the exhibition. It also contains work on loan from private and institutional collections.

Each film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local experts. “This format is what separates REEL CHANGE from other film fests, even those in large communities,” explains FOF founder and CEO Joanne de Vries. “It’s good to learn about a topic, but it’s even better to explore that topic with experts from various sectors

who can provide a local context and generate dialogue about local solutions.” For films and screening times visit For more information, including how to become a sponsor or an expert panelist, contact Pamela Miller at 250-260-0253 or

Rent Bank assists families in crisis The Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) is very pleased to announce the development of a Rent Bank to help prevent homelessness in Kamloops! This is a community project with the HAP partners and members of the community, slated to begin in 2013. The Kamloops Rent Bank will assist families in crisis, by providing small, low interest, loans to keep people in stable rental housing, or to pay utilities that are in arrears. Rent Bank loans are for people who have been in stable housing, but who have been challenged by an emergency situation. These loans will be for people who do not qualify for other types of funding; people who would otherwise be left to fall through the cracks and enter the cycle of homelessness. They have received support from The Kelson Group, Changing the Face of Poverty, The Elizabeth Fry Society, Kamloops Foundation, United Way, Interior Savings Credit Union, and the HAP to research and develop the Kamloops Rent Bank Business Plan, to start-up the Rent Bank with office needs and administrative supplies as well as loaning capital to support families in crisis. “Community is about working together to help each other be successful; I commend the United Way and the Homelessness Action Planning group for their perseverance in bringing about a solution that will help prevent those most at risk from slipping into homelessness.” said Kathy Conway, Interior Savings CEO. The Kamloops Rent Bank is looking for additional funders! Email to get involved in this inititative.

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Library to host Geocaching discussion The TNRD Library System is hosting a talk and discussion with geocaching expert Doug Smith at the North Kamloops Library on October 18 at 7:00pm. Geocaching is a realworld, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. The word geocaching refers to “geo” for geography, and to “caching,” the process of hiding a cache. Kamloops is

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known for it geocaches and Smith will talk about how to get started, what you need to start, and where to go to find geocaches.

The event is free, but seating is limited. Please call the library to reserve your seat at 250-5541124 or talk to a staff member.

Spooktacular tours return Join the Kamloops Museum and Archives on a haunted tour that will explore scary burial grounds, historical spooky spots and various locations where the echoes of hanging, murders and forgotten souls can still be heard wandering around... at any time of the day or night. The 4th Annual Haunted Kamloops tours will explore times gone past and the ghosts that still haunt us today. Some driving is required and be prepared for all weather conditions. Two tours are scheduled daily from October 23 to 26, from 6:00 to 8:00pm and 6:30 to 8:30pm. Don’t be disappointed, these tours fill up fast! Register by calling 250-828-3500 or visiting

Concert will contribute to Alano Society’s mission Barney Bentall has generously agreed to work with the Kamloops Alano Society to perform at an upcoming benefit concert The Alano Society of Kamloops is proud to present Barney Bentall and guests on November 11 at the Sagebrush Theatre. The opening acts include local musicians, Margit Bull and Sweetgrass (Rod Bandura and Ron Corea) with special guest Tracy

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Sukhwinder Sawa owner of Spice Restaurant fundraised and collected nearly $3000 dollars for the Art of Living, one of the world’s largest not for profit, volunteer based organizations with a mission of creating a stress-free, violence-free society. In addition to serving food once month at New Life Mission, Kamloops Artofliving team is planning more service projects in Kamloops and to teach Artofliving courses to reduce stress, relieve depression and anxiety and increases energy.

Teresa the Traveler tells you... The Echo is pleased to announce that Teresa the Traveler has joined our team and will be telling our readers where to go and how to get there in upcoming editions! Teresa Cline has always enjoyed telling people where to go and how to get there but never imagined she would make a career of it... that is until recently. Teresa has been on many a backpacking adventure to some of the most amazing places in the world and on her latest adventure to Machu Picchu in Peru she met a fellow traveler from the Czech Republic named Jan Koutnik. They ended up on the same train back to Cusco together where they got stuck in a mudslide for 5 hours. Tired and exhausted from a day of hiking through ancient Inca ruins, they coped with the mishap

the only way they could: to the Centre of the they drank Pisco (a popu- Universe, saluted the lar Peruvian world’s largspirit) with est Canadian a group of flag, rode a French egg stagecoach farmers and along the then started gold trail, a dance party watched the with the other salmon make passengers. their way T e r e s a WHERE TO GO AND up Bailey’s invited Jan HOW TO GET THERE Chute, shot to visit her two baby Teresa the Traveler in Canada black bears and when he arrived, (with their camera), she had no idea where visited a native winter to take him. While she home and hiked behind had traveled all over the a waterfall to a secret world, she had spent cave in Wells Grey Park. little time exploring her Teresa took lots of picown hometown. She put tures and videos to share out a request to all of her with friends and then Facebook friends to sug- compiled a book called gest places for them to Teresa the Traveler tells visit and was bombarded you Where To Go and with people telling her How To Get There – where to go and how to A guide to the off the get there. beaten path sites in the During Jan’s 10-day Interior of BC. visit, the two ventured Jan went back to the

Czech Republic with a new found love for our beautiful province and Teresa continues to discover interesting places soon to be included in the next edition of her book which is due out on shelves in the spring. Teresa, who writes under the pen name Teresa the Traveler, told the Echo that she is surprised by how popular the book has become. “We are almost sold out of our first edition. People have been buying the book to keep in their glove boxes so that when the weekend comes and they are looking for something to do they have plenty of interesting things to choose from.” Teresa has also created a website where she posts her pictures and videos. To learn about interesting places in our area, visit W h e r e To G o A n d H o w

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Get geared up to turn up the heat!

Autumn is a prelude to the coming chill. It is important for homeowners to start preparing their home for the cooler temperatures. This includes having their furnace checked by a trained professional to ensure it is working properly keeping it in excellent shape through the winter months. Tri-Rom Industries Ltd., located at 9-1251 12th Street, is an air conditioning and heating contractor serving the Kamloops area. In addition to providing installation services, they also offer preventive maintenance program efficient repairs for commercial and residential customers to keep their equipment in good working order. It is easy to overlook seasonal maintenance due to furnaces’ most common location being in the basement. A fall checkup can prevent mechanical problems and avoids the panic of having a dysfunctional furnace when it’s freezing outside. The main reason for service calls during winter months is homeowners’ not having their furnaces maintained each year. If there are any problems, it’s definitely better to find out before than having to call for emergency service on a cold winter weekend. Operating a system with old,

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dirty filters can be harmful to the furnace. It is recommended that the filters be checked often so that they’re free of dust, dirt and pet hair. The inconvenience and danger of a malfunctioning or inoperable furnace is not the only reason to have it checked. An annual tune-up can save on heating costs and also increases extend the life of the unit. Keeping heating systems in good working order means that utility bills will be

lower, the living space is more comfortable and calls for repairs will be less often. If a furnace replacement is necessary, Tri-Rom also provides sales and service for high efficiency heating and cooling systems. Be sure your furnace is in tiptop shape. Call Tri-Rom Industries Ltd. at 250-554-8733 to learn more about their excellent services. Jody Tippett




Call for proposals under the Opportunities Fund Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops Thompson Cariboo, today announced a call for proposals under the Opportunities Fund. “Our top priorities are job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity, and we know that employers across this country are looking for workers,” said McLeod. “That is why I am proud to announce that the our government is helping 1600 Canadians with disabilities get jobs through the Opportunities Fund program.” According to a recent survey by the Bank of Montreal, 56 per cent

of small businesses in Canada have never hired anyone with a disability. When asked why they had not the most common answer from small business owners was that they do not know how to recruit them. The Conservative Government is taking action to address this problem by working with small business owners to help connect willing workers with jobs.

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Watch some world-class competition curling Entering its 39th year, the Crown of Curling, the longest running curling event in Canada, will be hosted by the Kamloops Curling Club from October 19 to 22. Teams play down in a triple knockout format to participate in championship playoffs on Monday, October 22. Spectators are encouraged to come on down, bring a food bank donation, and watch some of the best curlers in the world in their only visit to Kamloops this year.


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Ear, ear for the observant job applicant Merv was in a terrible accident at work. He fell through a floor tile and ripped off both of his ears. Since he was permanently disfigured, he settled with the company for a rather large sum of money and went on his way. One day, Merv decided to invest his money in a small, but growing telecom business called Plexus Communications. After weeks of negotiations, he bought the company outright. But, after signing on the dotted line he realized that he knew nothing about running such a business and quickly set out to hire someone who could do that for him. The next day he had set up three interviews. The first guy was great. He knew everything he needed to and was very interesting. At the end of the interview, Merv asked him, “Do you notice anything different about me?” And the gentle-

The young man fell off his man answered, “Why yes, I “Yes. You wear contact lenses.” couldn’t help but notice you Merv was shocked and said, chair laughing hysterically “What an incredibly observant and replied, “Well, it’s pretty have no ears.” Merv got very angry and threw young man. How in the world damn hard to wear glasses did you know that?” with no ears!” him out. The second interview was with a woman and she was even better than the first guy. He asked her the same question, “Do you notice anything different about me?” and she replied: “Well, you have no ears.” Merv again was upset and tossed her out. The third and last interview was the best of all three. It was with a very young man who was fresh out of college. He was smart. He was handsome and he seemed to be a better businessman than the first two put together. Merv was anxious, but went ahead and asked the young man the same question: “Do you notice anything different about me?” And to his sur- When you can no longer bear it and words escape you. KOS 1.3FPban Jan 12 2012.indd 1 prise, the young man answered:

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Embarrassing moment A very attractive young lady was sitting in a fine restaurant one night. Waiting for her date as she was, she wanted to make sure everything was perfect. So, as she bends down in her chair to get the mirror from her purse, she accidentally farts quite loudly just as the waiter walks up. Sitting up straight now, embarrassed and red faced, knowing everyone in the place heard her, turns to the waiter and demands “Stop That!” The waiter looks at her dryly and says “Sure lady, which way was it headed?”

Just waiting for the train A man and his wife check into a hotel. The husband wants to have a drink at the bar, but his wife is extremely tired so she decides to 7/27/12 11:19 AM go on up to their room to rest. She lies down on the bed... just then, an elevated train passes by very close to the window and shakes the room so hard she’s thrown out of the bed. Thinking this must be a freak occurrence, she lies down once more. Again a train shakes the room so violently, she’s pitched to the floor.

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The language of birds

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I wish I spoke the language both for his love of God and his of birds. I would then under- love for animals. In his writings, stand what the large flock of birds St Francis helps us to see that the chattering away in the tree, out- animals have much to teach us. side our back door, Perhaps St Francis were twittering about spoke the language yesterday. So much of birds, squirrels and noise from such bears. Or perhaps he small little creatures. was just able to see Perhaps they were evidence of God in gathering to discuss all things. His poem, the details of their “The Sacraments”, flight south for the suggests it might be winter. Or maybe the latter. minister’s they were talking I once spoke to musings about the big election my friend, an old LeAnn Blackert day coming up in the squirrel, about the States next month. Whatever it Sacraments – he got so excited was, they were sure noisy, but in and ran into a hollow in his tree a beautiful sort of way. and came back holding some ‘Tis the season of the creatures: acorns, an owl feather, and a birds chattering in the trees, ribbon he had found. And I just squirrels secreting away nuts for smiled and said, “Yes, dear, you a snowy day, bears wandering understand: everything imparts the hills preparing for their long His grace.” winter’s nap. At the beginning Rev LeAnn Blackert is the of October many churches cel- minister at Mount Paul United ebrate the Feast of St Francis. Church on the North Shore (www. This beloved saint is well known


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This marks the fifth year of the Phoenix Centre’s Out of the Ashes bursary, a bursary to provide educational support to a young person in Kamloops with a minimum of one-year recovery time. The Out of the Ashes bursary was initiated in 2007 as a Prevention Initiative by Leann Kopytko, a youth counselor working in the Raven Program at the Phoenix Centre. The first recipient of this years bursary was Andrea Haugen, who had also won last year! Andrea is a third year nursing student at TRU. The second recipient was Paul Gully, who wasn’t present for the celebration, a social work student and aboriginal youth mentor. Each recipient received $3500 bursaries as well as $250 gift cads from Aberdeen Mall. Pictured here is Leann Kopytko with Andrea Haugen. Congratulations, Andrea and Paul!

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Wildebirds, Wildebeasts and Wildewoods at Wilson House An exhibition of paintings by local artist Marlene Wildeman will be featured at the The Kamloops Arts Council’s Wilson House Gallery, the exhibition of acrylic works, entitled Wildebirds, Wildebeasts and Wildewoods. Speaking of her work Marlene says, “My strong impulse to be entirely original provokes paintings that are not easily categorized, while my experience as a writer fuels my desire to hook the viewer with a backstory to each painting. My paintings are not inanimate objects. Each one holds an invitation to be understood as a moment; something has happened just before, is happening in the painting, will happen as soon as the viewer looks away.” Two of her paintings have been exhibited in the Granville Island gallery of The Federation of Canadian Artists and two others were awarded Honourable Mention in the 2nd Annual Kamloops Juried Art Show in early 2012. The works are on display from October 16 to November 14 and an opening reception will take place Friday, October 19 at 6:00pm. Wilson House is located at 115 Tranquille Road and gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

■■ The Kamloops Film Society’s Fall Film Series at the Paramount Theatre, 5th and Victoria. Beasts of the Southern Wild on Oct. 18 at 7pm. Tickets available at Moviemart or at the door. KFS membership required. ■■ 7th Annual Pumpkin of Lights Festival on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8:30pm at Gardengate, 915 Southill St. FMI contact 250-554-9453. ■■ TRU Sports Task Force Fundraising Night on Oct. 26 beginning at 6:30pm at TRU gymnasium. Register online at athletics/community/vegas. ■■ NorKam Haunted House on Oct. 26 and 27 from 6 to 9pm in the NorKam Secondary School cafeteria. FMI or to pre-order tickets text Kassie at 250-571-2445 or email ■■ 7th Annual Zombie Walk on Oct. 27 from 2 to 3:30pm in Downtown Kamloops. FMI contact Bonnie at 778-220-4849 ■■ The Queen of Bingo presented by Kamloops Players Society on October 25, 26, 27 at 8pm, Oct. 27 Matinee at 2pm, Nov. 3, 4, 5

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We will be collecting new or clean gently worn coats of all sizes for men, women & children. We will also be collecting hats, scarves, gloves & blankets. Coats will be donated to New Life Missions. Please drop off donations at Renaissance Retirement Residence.

at 8pm at the Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. Tickets available at Andrena’s Book Co. 1-910 W. Columbia St., Mystic Dreams, 419 Tranquille Rd. and Kamloops United Church 421 St. Paul St. ■■ Halloween Dance on Oct. 27 at 7pm at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 755 Tranquille Rd. Everyone welcome. Music by Strange Brew. FMI contact 250-376-1311. ■■ Kamloops Human Library project - fourth Saturday of each month (Oct. 27, Nov. 24) from 3 to 5pm at the Smorgasbord Deli, 255 7th Ave. FMI contact Lissa Millar at ■■ Back to Black Fundraiser Banquet presented by New Life Mission on Oct. 27 at 6pm at the Grand Hall TRU, 900 McGill Rd. FMI or tickets contact 250-372-9898 ■■ Community Dinner on Oct 30 at 5pm at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Tickets includes buffet dinner catered by a local restaurant, live entertainment, 50/50 draws and door prizes - purchase in advance at the North Shore Community Centre. FMI contact 250376-4777. ■■ Moose Lodge 1552, 730 Cottonwood Ave. open daily at 11am. Meat draws Fri. at 7pm and Sat. at 3pm. New members always welcome! ■■ Mount Paul United Church Thrift Shop open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm at 140 Laburnum St. FMI contact 250376-2261. ■■ Badminton every Tues. at 7pm at the OLPH Gym, 235 Poplar St. Small fee. FMI for anyone interested contact Robert 250-579-0193. ■■ Barney Bentall and Guests presented by The Alano Society of Kamloops on Nov. 11, at the Sagebrush Theater. Opening act features local musicians, Margit Bull and Sweetgrass with Special Guest Tracy Wright. Tickets available at Kamloops Live! Box Office 250-374-5483. ■■ Tranquille Farm Fresh Farmers Market open every Sat. from 9am to 4pm and Sun. from 10am to 4pm at 4600 Tranquille Rd. FMI visit

628 Tranquille Rd. Kamloops, BC Call 250-376-5363

WE HAVE A LARGE SELECTION OF ZOMBIE GAMES! Bowling Zombies • Zombies!!! • Zombie Survival Munchkin Zombies • Zombie Fluxx Arkham Horror • Betrayal at House on the Hill 334 Seymour Street 250-377-0745


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Your Horoscope LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  You may find that family members may not be too easy to get along with. Emotional situations could bring out your stubborn nature. Problems with your partner could be reaching a high level of concern. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  You are best to be accommodating for the time being. Sudden romantic infatuations won’t be lasting. Don’t let others put unreasonable demands on you. Home improvement projects will run smoothly. Your ability to put a deal together will surprise others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  You can write beautiful love letters this week. Try not to argue about trivial matters. You can do well on stage or behind the scenes, the choice is yours. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Visitors may be likely to drop by. Make changes regarding your friendships. Make amends if you can. Hold on; your time will come. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Lovers will be demanding. You are best to sign your partner up for activities that will be tiring. You can expect changes at your work place. Look into making changes to your personal papers and don’t neglect those bills that have been piling up. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Your attitude is changing rapidly and your plate is overloaded. You will be in an overly generous mood this week. Take care that arrangements to spend quality time together are made in advance. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  Investments may be misrepresented this week. You’re in the mood for love. You’ll be pleased with the results if you take the time to decorate your home. You can discuss your findings behind closed doors with your boss. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  Don’t get involved in idle chatter that will hurt your position. Do not give your heart to someone who may not live up to your standards. Take care of any pressing health problems. You may find yourself changing plans for some form of entertainment. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  You have the stamina and determination to succeed. Do not let others exhaust you financially. Avoid letting children and friends borrow. You may experience setbacks due to additional responsibilities with loved ones. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Your involvement with children will be most rewarding. Think twice before you agree to take on any new projects. Make changes to your living quarters that will please the whole family. Sports, physical fitness programs, exercise in general will make you feel better and show some pretty quick results. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  You can get a great deal accomplished if you bring work home. Heed the advice given by family or old reliable friends. Your need to obtain additional details will lead you into strange topics of conversation. Instant romance could be yours if you go out with friends. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Dinner, theater, or a comedy club may be just the place. You need to put some trust in others. Don’t overspend or give too freely to others. You are best to look into investments that will grow in value over an extended period of time. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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Fundraiser for: The Kamloops Hospice Hosted by students of: Breath Integration Counselling & Training Centre

BC MUSEUMS CELEBRATION OCTOBER 20, 2012 ~ KAMLOOPS BC Tickets: $35 Register at or by cash/cheque at the Kamloops Museum. Includes admission, tours, entertainment, and lunch. Options: Family Rate with Lunch- $75 (includes 2 children add $15/extra child) Without Lunch - $10 - Adults, $20 - Family

EVENTS 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Register in person at Kamloops Museum or by phone at 250-828-3576.

Tours of Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park with interpreters

Moccasin Square Gardens, Chief Louis Centre

11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

Sagehill drummers and dancers with delegates participating

12:15 PM - 12:20 PM

Closing remarks and summary, 2013 conference host greetings

12:25 PM - 2:00 PM

Salmon Feast

2:00 PM

Celebration concludes

4:00 PM

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