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Historic O’Keefe Ranch lingers with ghosts of the past If you are looking for something out of the ordinary this Halloween, you may want to head out to the O’Keefe Ranch on Saturday, October 27 for the second annual Paranormal Halloween to do some ghost hunting with The Canadian Paranormal Society (TCPS). TCPS was founded by Glen Ferguson. Originally from England, the ex-Special Forces and Desert Storm Veteran was exposed to the paranormal at an early age by his mother, who was a medium. His first ghostly experience happened at age seven when he met his recently deceased aunt in the kitchen. He now considers himself an openminded skeptic and scours the country looking for paranormal activity with the use of such equipment as infrared video cameras, electromagnetic field detectors, laser temperature gauges, thermal imaging units and full spectrum cameras. He loves to share his passion for the paranormal with other people by teaching them how investigations are conducted and for this reason he teamed up with the O’Keefe Ranch last year for a special Halloween investigation. Members of his team were set up in various buildings throughout the ranch to teach visitors about the different equipment they use on investigations and participants were invited to use the equipment and see if they could discover any paranormal activity which, according to people that work at the ranch, there have been a number of unexplained occurrences over the years. One story was told by former tour guide Jenny Love, whose father spent years as the caretaker for the ranch. One night Jenny was walking around the mansion locking up when she noticed the boys’ room was

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Top: Teresa the Traveler (third from left) with Glen Ferguson and members of The Canadian Paranormal Society at last year’s Halloween Investigation at the O’Keefe Ranch. Left: The tombstone of the ranch’s founder’s son.

unlocked. She thought that was awfully strange so she locked it up and carried on through the mansion. A couple of hours later she gave another tour and went back to the boys’ room only to discover it was unlocked again. She was one of two staff members working that day and still wonders if it was a ghost playing tricks on her or the other staff member. The Historic O’Keefe Ranch is exactly as old as Canada and rich with history – exactly the type of place for lingering ghosts of the past. It – continued on page 2

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Kamloops rated a 5 Bloom city by CIB judges Communities in Bloom is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of green spaces in community settings. The City of Kamloops, a finalist in the International Challenge (Large) category of the 2012

National Edition of Communities in Bloom, received a 5 Bloom rating and a special mention ­for Turf Management and Extreme Quality of Sports Accommodation during the National Awards Ceremonies at the Edmonton Capital Region

on October 12 and 13. Following their evaluation of the community, volunteer judges Bob Ivison and Alain Capelle wrote: “The City of Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital and to support this title and facilitate the sporting

Medal Winners Five members of the Thompson Valley Taekwon-do Club traveled with their instructor, Mr. Robert Gill, to Trail to participate in the Trail Regional BC tournament. The team came home with 5 medals and the prestigious Tenet award which is voted on by all clubs attending. The Thompson Valley Club has won the bid to host the 2014 BC Tae-kwon-do Championships here in Kamloops. New members are always welcome from ages 4-7 (Little Dragons) to any age. Contact the school at 778- 471-5770 for more information. Pictured are club members Tristin Arnold, Mackenzie Govett and Hailee Arnold receiving medals.

achievements the city has ensured that its sports fields are maintained to the highest standards. The facilities at McDonald Park and the new centre at Tournament Capital Ranch are exemplary and are a credit to the City. Other facilities in the city and at the Tournament Capital Centre are superb with state of the art equipment and technological innovation. The City considers itself to be leaders in turf maintenance and this claim is hard to argue with. The wealth of turf management expertise supports the health of the community.”

New KAC Board The Kamloops Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting was held October 9. The KAC is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors: Rhona Armes, President; Hope Mikal, Vice President; Glenn Hilke, Treasurer; Bonnie McLean, Secretary; Glen Mantie; Jo Wyers; Jody Tippett; Michael O’Brien; Michelle Finlayson; Thor Fridriksson and Wenda Noonan. Rhona Armes, Michelle Finlayson, Glen Mantie, Hope Mikal, Thor Fridriksson and Wenda Noonan are continuing.

New Financial Toolkit available to Canadians Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue is encouraging constituents to investigate a new resource that will help them make sense of the everyday financial questions that they face. “Your Financial Toolkit will help Canadians become more capable and confident financial consumers,” said McLeod. “People can now benefit from an objective, reliable and complete new resource to help them make wise financial decisions.” The resource is divided into 11 modules and includes worksheets, quizzes, questionnaires, tools, calculators, educational videos and case studies that give Canadians the option of completing the whole program or to easily select the topics in which they are the most interested. They can also use its self-assessment tool to find modules and tools that are useful

for them based on their situation and needs. The modules presented are: income, expenses and budget; banking; saving; credit and debit management; mortgages; insurance; investing; income taxes; retirement and pensions; financial planning and fraud protection. Your Financial Toolkit is available free of charge online or in paper format. A printed copy may be ordered by contacting the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada directly at 1-866-461-3222 or by visiting the website: itpaystoknow.gc.ca. “I believe that Your Financial Toolkit is great way for Canadians to increase their financial literacy, enhance their personal well-being and strengthen our financial system as a whole,” concluded McLeod

Elaborate mansion home to paranormal activity – continued from page 1 was founded in 1867 by Cornelius O’Keefe, who was born near Ottawa in 1838 of Irish immigrant parents. Cornelius came west in his early 20’s and began to drive cattle from Oregon to provide food for the gold miners in the north. He camped on the site of the Ranch and decided to raise cattle rather than drive them from Oregon. Cornelius pre-empted 161 acres of land. In the mid 1870’s, Cornelius returned for a visit to his hometown where he married Mary Ann McKenna, who returned to the ranch with him in 1876. Together they moved into the log cabin then, after having

nine children, moved into the newly built mansion, which at the time was considered one of the most elaborate homes in the Okanagan remaining the family home for 91 years. Ten years later, Mary Ann died of a massive stroke and a year later Cornelius returned to Ottawa where he married Elizabeth Tierney, 40 years his junior and the two produced six children. Unfortunately, in 1908, their oldest son Faber died of spinal meningitis at the tender age of six and a half. He is believed to haunt the mansion particularly around the doll room where he died. So if you are looking for a paranormal-

ly great way to celebrate this All Hallows’ Eve, check out the festivities at the O’Keefe Ranch. For more information visit their website at okeeferanch.ca and for more information about TCPS visit their website at canadianparanormalsociety.com. Teresa the Traveler is the author of Where to Go and How to Get There – a guide to the off the beaten path sites in the Interior of BC available at Walmart, Runner’s Sole and the Golden Buddha. To learn about interesting places to visit in our area, visit WhereToGoAndHowToGetThere.com. Teresa Cline, freelance


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As part of National Science and Technology Week earlier in October, Bert Edwards Science and Technology School students joined thousands of participants in 135 locations across Canada in an attempt to establish a World Record for the Largest Practical Science Lesson. More than 80 students were present at the BIG Little Science Centre to take part in the two activities. In front of an enthusiastic group of students, Susan Hammond demonstrates the Bernoulli effect by using a leaf blower to send toilet paper across the gymnasium.

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A spooky romp at Holiday Inn Join the staff of the Holiday Inn and Suites and other Kamloops businesses for a creepy spine-chilling celebration on Halloween night. They are inviting children of all ages to attend their transformed function room between 4:00pm and 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 31. With the help of local North Shore businesses and Lees music they have created your first trick or treat stop of the evening!

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The North Shore Library will be there to tell spooky stories and watch out for the A&W bear in costume. Starbucks and White Spot will provide hot chocolate and there will be treats galore! This event is a fundraiser for big brothers and big sisters of Kamloops. Please donate what you can to this worthy cause at the event. For further information contact Jason at 250-376-8288 or by email at jason@ hiskamloops.com.

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The enthusiastic team from Daley & Company came together for a Day of Caring and flew through a number of projects that were on the Street School’s wish list. Daley & Company partnered with School District 73 to purchase paint and supplies for the project. St. George’s Anglican Church houses this one-room adult education program for students who are not able to attend school in a traditional setting. Street School staff worked alongside the Daley & Company team and were eager to start teaching in the refreshed space.

Efforts to protect communities, water and land The Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, unites people from coast-tocoast to take action for a better Canada and a better world. Currently, the Kamloops volunteer chapter is organizing actions against the three proposed pipelines, Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain, and the Pacific Trails Pipeline, that will move fossil fuels through BC’s communities, across rivers and streams to the Pacific Coast. On October 24 they have planned a “Defend our Coasts Day of Action” and will be demonstrating outside Terry Lake’s office at 3:30pm. The same evening they are presenting the “No Pipelines, No Tankers” tour, featuring Maude Barlow, at 7:00pm at Thompson Rivers University in room CT 200 (Clocktower). Contact dpenner@canadians.org for details. A book tour and talk for Yves Engler’s, The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy, will be hosted at The Smorgasbord Deli, 225-7th Avenue, on November 5 at 7:00pm. Before the talk, a pot

luck supper, also at the Deli, will begin at 5:30pm. For more information contact Anita Strong 250377-0055. The Council of Canadians aims to develop creative campaigns that put some of the country’s most important issues in the spotlight. They promote progressive policies regarding trade and climate justice, protection of water, public health care and democracy, and

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BC Hydro Earns Industry Gold in Aboriginal Relations BC Hydro has earned a gold level designation for best practices in Aboriginal relations from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’ Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. “We are thrilled to have earned the CCAB’s top award in aboriginal relations. The gold-level designation is a confirmation of the deepening maturity of BC Hydro’s efforts and desire to build enduring relationships with First Nations in British Columbia,” said Charles Reid, President and CEO, BC Hydro. The gold-level designation is the highest offered and is verified by an independent, third party based on four performance areas: employment, business development, community investment and community engagement. Selection involves a juried review by Aboriginal business people. A gold certified company verifies its suitability as a good partner, a great place to work, and commitment to the prosperity of Aboriginal communities, businesses, and individuals.

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Sensational Survivors togetherness through exercise Life is different after a diagnosis of cancer. The effect of the disease and its treatment presents unique challenges. I n t e r i o r Health (IH) and The City of Kamloops are proud to offer a personalized women’s exercise program at the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) that is tailored to meet cancer patients’ needs. Sensational Survivors is a goal oriented exercise program dedicated to working with women in all stages of cancer. A sense of togetherness has been facilitated through this exercise therapy and the women who join are empowered and challenged in a safe and fun environment. As the group grows, so does the network of social support. A fitness program is customized to establish goal and safe exercises that suit the characteristics of each woman. A beneficial program is then adopted formally through 12 sessions over a sixweek period. The program is flexible, ongoing and can be started up at any time. Attendance fluctuates accordingly with the physical

limitations due to the ups and downs of treatment, lingering side effects or changes in participants’ health status that pose challenges to exercise. Graduates from the program are welcome to continue after their initial 12 sessions as part of their active way of living. The classes are currently offered at TCC Mondays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm and Wednesdays starting at 3:00pm until 4:00pm. “The benefits are outstanding. For many participants, Sensational Survivors offers a way of regaining some control of their life,” says Hannah Coulter, Exercise Specialist Coordinator for the City of Kamloops. Hannah also announced that the program is evolving with the rollout of direct referrals from Oncologists at Royal Inland Hospital. Subsidies are available for those who qualify and are discussed on a one-on-one basis. If you have any questions about Sensational Survivors or other specialized exercise options contact Hannah at 250-828-3742.


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Flu season is approaching and public health nurses across Interior Health are gearing up for the launch of this year’s influenza (flu) OCTOBER 20~27 vaccination campaign. We will be collecting new or clean 628 Tranquille Rd. “There are many myths and misgently worn coats of all sizes for men, conceptions about the flu shot so Kamloops, BC it’s important for people to get women & children. We will also be accurate information to help them collecting hats, scarves, gloves & Call 250-376-5363 stay healthy,” said Dr. Rob Parker, blankets. Coats will be donated to New Medical Health Officer with Life Missions. Please drop off donations Interior Health. “For example, the at Renaissance Retirement Residence. www.chartwellreit.ca flu shot cannot give you the flu. The vaccine used in B.C. contains dead influenza viruses that cannot cause infection.” The Kamloops Players kamloopsplayers.com Influenza is a highly contagious presents infection and can be very serious, especially for those with heart, and other health problems. at the 300 Lorne lung Street In years when influenza is widespread in B.C., hundreds of people Sunday, November 4 may die from influenza or its com10am-4pm GIFT Cplications, such as pneumonia. Random ERTIFICAT ly“The S important ways awardetwo Emost Admission $2 d every 10 minu tes to protect yourself from getting the flu are to wash your hands freDirected by Lori Dewart, Produced by Marilyn Stephens quently and get your flu shot,” said Dr. Parker. “Flu vaccinations are At the Tickets available at a proven, safe and effective way October 25, 26, 27 - 8:00pm Adrena Book Company Stagehouse October 27 Matinees - 2:00pm to reduce your chances of getting Kamloops United Church Mystic Dreams the flu. The flu shot also lessens Theatre November 3, 4, 5 - 8:00pm the severity of symptoms for those who do get the flu.” “Everyone can benefit from a flu Kamloops Largest shot. Even if you don’t become severely ill, getting the flu can mean several missed days of school or work and you may pass at Interior Savings Centre it on to someone who is at greater risk,” said Dr. Parker. “The flu shot 300 Lorne Street is anywhere from 60 to 90 per cent Sunday, Nov. 4 • 10am-4pm effective in preventing influenza and if you don’t get it you can’t Admission $2 spread it.” People not eligible for the free flu vaccine through the publiclyGIFT CERTIF funded program should contact Random ICATES ly their physician, local pharmacy, every 1 awarded 0 minute s walk-in clinic, travel clinic or private provider. To find a flu clinic near you, visit interiorhealth.ca or contact your local public health office. Many physician offices and pharmacies provide vaccines free to those who welcome to our are eligible. For more information about influenza, you can call family corn maze HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 to speak to a health-care professional. extravaganza!

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Tours, theatrics and all the unusual haunts ■■ 4th Annual Haunted Kamloops tours until Oct. 26, from 6 to 8pm and 6:30 to 8:30pm. Explore scary burial grounds and historical spooky spots. Some driving required. Register by calling 250-828-3500 or visit kamloops.ca/ezreg ■■ Marlene Wildeman Wildebirds, Wildebeasts and Wildewoods in acrylic until Nov. 14 at the Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Rd. oopen Mon to Fri 1 to 4pm. ■■ Kamloops Track and Field Club Indoor Registration for ages 6 and up on Oct 24 from 5:30 to 7pm at Tournament Capital Centre. ■■ No Pipelines! No Tankers! Solidarity Speaking Tour with Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians; Sven Biggs, Tanker Free BC; 
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Kanahus Pellkey, Secwepemc Territory on Oct. 24 doors at 6:30pm at TRU Cocktower. FMI contact 250377-0055. ■■ 7th Annual Pumpkin of Lights Festival on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8:30pm at Gardengate, 915 Southill St. FMI contact 250-5549453. ■■ Kamloops Family History Society meetings on the 4th Thurs. of each month (Sept. to May) from 7 to 9 pm at Heritage House Riverside Park. Computer tips for genealogy will also be discussed. All are welcome. FMI call 250-372-5679 ■■ TRU Sports Task Force Fundraising Night on Oct. 26 beginning at 6:30pm at TRU gymnasium. Register online at www.tru.ca/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 katkins@live.ca. ■■ 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 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. ■■ Annual Fall Tea and Sale hosted by Mt. Paul United Church Women, Sensational Soups and ICS Community Kitchens on Oct. 27 from 2 to 3:30pm at 140 Laburnum St. ■■ Halloween Dance on Oct. 27 at 7pm at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 755 Tranquille Rd. Everyone welcome. Music by Strange Brew. FMI contact 250376-1311. ■■ 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 humanlibrarian@gmail. com. ■■ 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 250372-9898 ■■ Fake Flesh Film Festival on Oct 28 shows at 7pm and 9:30pm at the Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. Tickets available at Mountain High Pizza, 314 Victoria St.

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A ghostly experience - The Stage House Theatre, home of Kamloops Players, is hosting a Halloween Harvest Open House at the theatre located at 422 Tranquille Road. This family event is set for Sunday, October 28 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and will highlight what the Players are up to. Costumes are encouraged and there will be plenty of games, crafts and treats. Tammy Rose, Adrienne Yates and Frank Kohlberger, pictured above, were part of last year’s production of The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge.

■■ 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 250-376-4777. ■■ BIG Little Science Centre, 985 Holt Street, is open Tues. to Sat. 10am to 4pm all year round. Show or activity daily. Robotics Club for ages 10 and

up - Fridays, Oct. 26 to Nov. 16 from 2:45 to 4:30pm. FMI 250554-2572 or www.blscs.org. ■■ Advocates for Urban Wildlife Kamloops welcomes like-minded individuals interested in joining a growing movement towards safely co-existing urban wildlife. FMI contact advocatesforurbanwildlife@telus.net or 250-573-3483. ■■ Badminton every Tues. at 7pm at the OLPH Gym, 235 Poplar St. Small fee. FMI contact Robert 250-579-0193.

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Your Horoscope SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  You will be able to work with fine detail this week. Romance will develop if you get involved in social events that deal with children. This is a great day for a family outing or just a drive. Opportunities to make money may interfere with your personal plans. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  They may cost you dearly. Entertain in your home and make aesthetic enhancements that will please those who reside with you. You can mesmerize anyone you meet with your cultured attitude and outlook. Keep tabs on your spending. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  You may be able to impart knowledge that’s innovative to those searching for a new angle. You can make or break your personal relationship this week. Compromise may be necessary. Your tendency to take on too much will end in fatigue. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Your passionate mood will be well received by your mate. You could experience delays in shipments or mail, and should be careful while traveling. Sudden romantic encounters will set your head spinning. Relax I and enjoy what you’ve accomplished when you’re finished. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Do your own thing. Take the time to help old friends or relatives who have had a stroke of bad luck. You have more than enough on your plate already. Opportunities will come through long term investments. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  Do not expect too much from others. Organize your day to avoid any setbacks that might ignite temper flare-ups. You may be likely to have difficulties with females. You may want to get involved in some kind of creative group. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  Your tendency to vacillate will drive everyone crazy. Enlist the aid of family members and consider the feelings of your mate. A lot has changed and so have you. Too much talk might lead to hassles. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  You may have a problem with someone you live with if you don’t include them in your gathering. Overindulgence could lead to problems with digestion. You will be overly sensitive when dealing with your personal life. Brunch, a long walk, or a quiet dinner will secure your position in the relationship. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Your creative input will be appreciated by your boss. Be prudent and don’t be led down the garden path. Your passionate nature may make you jealous if your mate has been too busy to take care of your needs. You could have a tendency to spend too much on your home or entertainment. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Don’t let your partner put you down. Concentrate on yourself or your work. Exhaustion combined with overindulgence could result in minor health problems. Your temper could get the better of you if you confront personal situations. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Make changes in your domestic scene. Take the initiative and go after your goals. You are best to work at home, clearing up overdue projects. You can accomplish a lot if you deal with other people’s money or possessions this week. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  Don’t neglect these problems; deal with PPG - 1.8V May 2012.indd 1 them once and for all, then move on to more pleasurable tasks. Payoff all your debts before you go out and celebrate. Minor health problems could result through exhaustion. Competitive games will be your forte. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com

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