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Touring Tranquille: Using the Past to Create the Future I see three wasps, one puppy and nine other people getting comfortable and play within the 469 acres Tranquille encompasses. Their vision is to on a retrofitted flat deck trailer as our tour guide Tim McLeod gives an become “the industry leader in the art of urban farming inside of a sustainable Master Planned Community.” overview of what is in store. Even though I am looking at acres of boarded up windows and overHe points to the barns in front of us. They’ve been restored with original wood from the site and are the marketplace for Tranquille Farm grown sidewalks, Tim’s passion invites me to open my eyes to future Fresh, an operational farm that provides locally grown produce to fami- plazas, an arboretum, a culinary school – and I can see it. We stop. Tim jumps out of the lies and businesses in Kamloops. pick-up, adjusts his Tilley hat, Tim shares, “We brought those smiles and resumes his talking back to kind of start the story and place: standing on the hitch. He bring life back to Tranquille.” explains how the structure of The remaining 90 minutes of existing buildings really deterthe tour are full of accounts about RSOE - fr ear jan 25 2012.indd 1 mines how and if they can be the lives of the people who have restored, and points to one adjalived and worked out in what cent to us: “If you have ideas has been renamed as Tranquille of what we could do with this on the Lake. Tim is working building, let us know…we’re with TRU to record the experilistening.” ences of over 600 former staff This openness to input from and patients who have called the community has invited more Tranquille home. And, having than just ideas. On a previous spent the past five years living tour, while Tim was discusson site with his wife Annette and ing the unique varieties of trees two other families, Tim has plenTranquille boasts, an arborist ty tales of his own. offered to donate some of his He tells us of bears climbing upcoming holiday time to trim into house windows and explains things up. There have been mashow commandos learn to ter gardeners suggesting ways to “unzip” doors here. He explains restore the gardens and antique how movie crews actually crane- Experience the past and learn what the future might look like at Tranquille Farm. societies interested in joining in. lift the helicopters they use in Says Tim, “We are just responding…when people say, ‘I want to do films and that he’s lost 20 pounds over the summer from biking through this,’ we take them on.” the hallways of a building they’re dismantling. It’s a massive undertaking and an admirable goal to recreate a “gazett“We are chasing the darkness away by turning the lights on,” Tim says while pointing to an open area, “We want to get this [place] to the point ed” town that honors its own history. Learning about that past and what the future for Tranquille will look like was a fantastic way to spend a where families can come for picnics – like a park.” But changing perception isn’t all Tim and those he works with are morning, and thankfully the wasps lost interest within the first ten minworking on. With all the paperwork now in place, Tranquille on the Lake utes! Additional information can be found at tranquillefarmfresh.ca. Jennifer Sloan, freelance is to become a town of about 4000 people who will be able to live, work

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Citizens recognized for acting on global issues Many British Columbians can feel powerless when it comes to local-global issues, such as poverty, human rights, and access to education. On September 28, the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)’s Global Cooperation Awards will recognize two individuals and an organization who have found their own ways to make a difference on these issues. 15-year-old Alaina Podmorow of Kelowna founded the organization Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan at the age of nine and has raised almost $400,000 for human rights initiatives in Afghanistan in the six years since. Jessica Fraser, cofounder of Mobile Movement, strives to achieve ‘people powered philanthropy’ by connecting the global north and the global south together using modern day technology. Youth groups in the slum communities in Kenya have been connected to businesses around the world using mobile phones. Kamloops Firefighters Operation Nicaragua is a grass roots organization that grew from the strong needs that were apparent while a small group of firefighters visited a small village in Nicaragua. They have raised awareness at home in Kamloops and travel to Nicaragua (paying all their own expenses) where they have supplied eight fire trucks, an ambulance, seven shipping containers

of humanitarian supplies,and arranged for construction of both a medical centre and community centre. A Kamloops elementary school took it upon themselves to bring in over 4500 pairs of shoes for the organization’s work. Appreciation for their remarkable contributions to ending global poverty and promoting human rights will be demonstrated at an awards ceremony Friday, September 28 at 12 noon in the Italian Cultural Centre. The Global Cooperation Awards aim to recognize individuals and organizations in BC who have made significant contributions to a particular global cause while demonstrating incredible leadership, attention to gender equality, environmental sustainability, and connections between BC and the world. The BCCIC, based in Vancouver, is a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to achieving sustainable human development. These bi-annual awards aim to recognize exceptional contributions to international cooperation, to raise awareness about global issues and to inspire and inform British Columbians on how to take action themselves. Join BCCIC in honouring these trailblazers and outstanding role models who have demonstrated their global vision. For more information on the awards and BCCIC, visit www.bccic.ca.

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John Gilliat World Music Ensemble will be performing Friday, October 5 at 7:30 PM at the North Shore Community Centre, 452 - 730 Cottonwood Avenue. The ensemble offers new direction and contemporary expression to World Beat, Latin Jazz and Flamenco Rumba. The band has a new multi-instrumentalist who brings a steel drum and new dimensions into the band. Purchase your tickets online through Kamloops Live Box Office, kamloopslive.com, call 250374-5483. Some tickets will be for cash sale at the door.

Meals on Wheels needs you! Interior Community Services (ICS), provides the Meals on Wheels program for Kamloops’ residence in partnership with the Royal Inland Hospital. ICS is in need of volunteer drivers for meal delivery to participants’ homes, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the city. Please contact 250-554-3134 to volunteer. Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals delivered directly to participants’ homes. Meals are available for purchase to anyone who is homebound or in any way unable to provide food for themselves, regardless of age or income. If you or someone you know may benefit from this service, please contact 250-554-3134 for more information or email adm@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca.

Connecting with events to mark Canadian Library Month The TNRD Library System is celebrating Canadian Library Month this month by exploring the theme “Libraries Connect.” Join us for e-book classes, author readings, art displays and other free events: E-books and audiobooks training: Wednesday, October 3, 7:00pm. An introduction to the Library To Go e-book and audiobook service. Installation of software, downloading books, media transfers, and placing holds on audiobooks will be covered. Library online course: Wednesday, October 17, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The library

has many high-quality online resources, including Consumer Reports and other magazines, auto repair manuals, language-learning resources as well as an innovative newspaper service. David Litvak (author) and Chris Nowlin (artist) Art show and author reading Thursday, October 4, 6:00 pm. This event features a unique combination of art literature and technology. Meet us at the Kamloops Art Gallery to view the works of Chris

Nowlin, the cover-artist for the e-book Dancing with Bears On Kootenay Time. A reading with author David Litvak and a discussion of the medium of e-books will follow. Art contest and Mini ComicCon for Teens Special Guest: Nina Matsumoto Submit 2-D comic or manga style art at the Kamloops Library before October 3 at 5 pm and attend the Mini Comic-Con October 6 at 2:00 pm.

Craig Jones: Author’s reading/Q & A Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 pm. Craig Jones, Queen’s Counsel for BC, offers a remarkable insider’s story of the court case against polygamists and the debate that ensued. Larry Jacobsen: Author’s reading/Q & A Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 pm. Author and former miner Larry Jacobsen has collected a century of family histories of life in this small mining and logging town. The memoir recounts some strange and hilarious incidents of this frontier. and lifestyle program.


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Purolator delivery tackles hunger As part of Purolator’s ongoing commitment to tackle hunger in the communities where its more than 12,000 teammates live, work and play, a donation of a refurbished curbside delivery vehicle was made recently to the Kamloops Food Bank. This is part of an overall initiative celebrating the 10th Purolator Tackle Hunger season, which by year-end will have allocated ten trucks to ten food banks across Canada. This truck donation helped kick-off the Kamloops Food Bank’s Fall Rotary Food Drive – a city-wide food drive that since its inception in September 2008 has collected over 250,000 pounds of food for the community. “We are grateful for the innovative idea that Purolator created and made happen. The gener-

ous donation of a delivery truck ensures that we can feed each person who comes to our door. This is a true example of cor-

porate social responsibly in action” says Bernadette Siracky, Executive Director of the Kamloops Food Bank.

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Free seminar with dietician and trainer Kamloops Library is looking to help you turn over a healthy leaf with a free seminar hosted by dietitian Laura Kalina and personal trainer Cheryl Christian on October 23 at 6:30 p.m. Building on the success on their international bestseller Low GI (Glycemic Index) Meals in Minutes Cookbook, Kalina and Christian are excited to announce the launch of their newest project, the Low GI Challenge, a program that has helped thousands achieve optimal health. In the free seminar you will learn about:

• Weight management and weight loss using the glycemic index. • How to boost your energy and immune system. • Eating for diabetes prevention & management. • Benefits of cellular nutrition for disease prevention. • The importance of active living. • Low-glycemic challenge tools and resources. Anyone interested in participating in the free seminar should contact the library to reserve a spot.

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Robotics Club encourages BIG thinking Now that the school year is truly underway, children are looking for fun activities to do after school. BIG Little Science Centre has the perfect opportunity with their Friday afternoon, super cool Robotics Club. Robotics enthusiasts aged 10 and up are invited

2012 Keystone Award winners named at Gala Saturday, September 22, CHBA Central Interior announced 20 winning entries in the 8th Annual Keystone Home Builders Awards of Excellence. Due to popular demand, the black tie Gala was held at the DElta SunPeaks Hotel and Resort where 220 beautifully outfitted ladies and gentlemen gathered to honour the best in their industry. CHBA CI Presidetn Brian Hayashi said, “The housing products showcased elected awes from the audience. Considering the unsettled state of the economy it is amazing to see the tremendous homes that have been built over the past year.” The Gala emcee, recently retired, Kamloops Daily News Editor Mel Rothenburger, was in fine form. The interaction among Mayor Milobar, MLA Terry Lake and Mel was humorous and barbed but in good taste. A dance, featuring the sounds of the Kingpins, rounded out the evening. Visit the association’s website chbaci.ca for a list of the categories and the winners.

to join the club and to think big; to create their own robots and program them to do whatever their imaginations wish them to do. For those who are new to robotics and for those who are experienced builders, this club allows children to work at their own pace to develop their

own systems. Regular challenges are provided, allowing students to problem solve and explore the breadth of the Lego Mindstorm Robotics program. Advanced programming will be taught as children are ready. The BIG Little Science Centre Robotics Club has two Fall sessions. Session

one runs from October 26 until November 16, and session two runs November 23 until December 14. Join them after school each week on Fridays, until 4:30 pm. To register download the form on the website or drop by in person. More information is available online at blscs.org.

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Jameson Koehn, age 5-1/2, generates electricity on a small scale by moving a permanent bar magnet inside a coil with many turns of wire, just as Michael Faraday may have done nearly 200 years ago. Jameson was visiting the BIG Little Science Centre with his family.

Lucky dogs let out in River City Everyone wants a “Stand In” to take their place. Stand In’s aren’t just for people; however. On September 17, Tourism Kamloops launches their fall segment “Stand In” campaign with a twist. The “Stand In” campaign concept plays with the idea of getting BC residents to get out of their mundane everyday situations, leaving their “Stand-In” to take their place while they are participating in fun activities in Kamloops. This

time, don’t forget the dog. Whether your dog is stuck in the confines of an urban setting or hates visiting the vet – they too can have a chance to win a “Stand In” while they get away to dogfriendly Kamloops. “We are excited to promote the abundance of dogfriendly amenities including numerous off leash hiking parks, beaches, dog friendly outdoor cafes and accommodation options,” said Tourism Kamloops’

CEO, Lee Morris. Tourism Kamloops is offering a “Lucky Dog” getaway package including accommodation, two VIP tickets to the Cesar Milan Tour on November 9th, a couple’s massage at Canada’s only ginseng spa and more. Tell @tourismkamloops when your dog needs a stand in to take their place for a chance to win a ‘Lucky Dog’ getaway to Kamloops. Visit standin.ca for more information.

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You walk into the pub and spot it, the karaoke machine. Uh-oh. You know what’s coming. Seriously though, Karaoke Night brings out lots of fabulous, fun people and the Brock Centre Pub is bringing back the popular evening activity, hosted by Michelle, beginning October 20. You can channel your inner diva (or divo) twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting at 8:00 pm. You may not be the best singer in the world, but that doesn’t mean karaoke-ing isn’t fun. Share your talent. Don’t be shy. Also in the pub, meat draws have been improved and will include more draws and bonus tickets. The draws will take place on Saturdays every half hour between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. There are also exciting changes in Brock Centre Liquor Store. If you have a thirst for small, independent and traditional beers you can discover their fantastic selection. They are creating a new Craft Beer section in the gigantic walk in cooler. Pick up a case of fresh, natural beer made using time-honoured methods. Their wine department, which carries a large and varied selection, now includes BC Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wines. Every VQA wine is made from 100 percent fresh BC grown grapes and is

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a certified Canadian wine of quality. “We are excited about the changes taking place at the Brock Centre Pub and Liquor Store this fall,” states owner, Gary Bigham. They carry gluten-free and nonalcoholic products and if you are thinking ahead for the Christmas season, gift baskets are available upon request. There are also giveaways in the Liquor Store so drop by and enter to win… TVs, fridges, iPod speakers and much more. The Liquor Store is open seven days a week, 9:00 am until 11:00 pm for your shopping convenience

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and the Pub is open seven days a week, 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm except Wednesdays and Saturdays when closing is 11:00 pm for Karaoke Night. Why go to the Brock Centre Pub? Because… “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away…?” Head on over to the Brock Centre Pub located in the Brock Shopping Centre, order a cold one and have a good time chatting and socializing with friends. Cheers! Jody Tippett

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All the cool kids will want to hang out on October clude a lead performance from 2012 Kamloops Idol, 19, 20 and 21 at the Pavilion Theatre when BC Liv- Rob Threlfall, along with Sheanna James, Richard Taying Arts presents Webley aWaits - a concert experience lor, Neil Brun, Kris Ruston and Richard Graham. with a different look and approach from Alan CorbishWebley and Waits’ tunes are clever and the style is alley.  Based on the music of Tom Waits and contempo- most impossible to put in a box. This musical journey rary Jason Webley, this will be a real musical and the- will follow a man as he enters a mid-life crises and alatrical romp.   lows his desires to lead him down dangerous paths. The music is exciting and the show promises experiEnjoy an evening of the melancholy, the macabre and you can percusenjoy karaoke at silliness. Tickets are on sale through Kamloops mental elements using what couldnow be “found” outright brock two nights sion such as kitchen utensils, bottles andpub junkyard type a week Live -Box Office  250-374-LIVE (5483) or online at items. The fantastic ensemble of performers www.kamloopslive.ca wednesdaywill andinsaturday!

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Shelter. The evening has been dubbed “Abuse by Chocolate” - the goal is to get chefs, cooks, bakers and lovers of chocolate to make their best creation and have a chocolate taste-off. This sweet approach is one of the ways that McKenzie Brown is raising awareness about the shelter - she wants to provide funds and support for this valuable community group. The two dollar admission will go to the Women’s Emergency Shelter. There will be chocolate, but the audience will hear some important local information about abuse from RCMP, Victim’s Services and others who have information to share and support. You can learn more about McKenzie Brown at iwillspeakup.com.

What will it take for you to create the results you want in your life? Learn how to do it differently. A retreat is being facilitated by Inside Out Leadership Development Group from October 19 to 21 Oct 24/25 at the Holiday Inn, 675 Tranquille Road, to establish a new community in Kamloops. Develop your Emotional Intelligence and create healthy relationships in these dynamic and interactive sessions that focus on self awareness. Many participants

have experience increased confidence and a willingness to take on new initiatives. Working in small and large groups you will have a chance to examine the patterns you use in interactions with others. You will recognize the patterns in your response to other people and the environment around you, and become more self assured. What are you willing to do? With commitment and follow-through, it can be done! Visit insideoutcanada.ca for information regarding registration.

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Blind, orphaned rabbit and snake feel for each other Once upon a time, allegedly, in a nice little forest, there lived an orphaned bunny and an orphaned snake. By surprising coincidence both were blind from birth. One day, the bunny was hopping through the forest, and the snake was slithering through the forest, when the bunny tripped over the snake and fell down. This, of course, knocked the snake about quite a bit. ‘Oh, my,’ said the bunny, ‘I’m terribly sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you. I’ve been blind since birth, so, I can’t see where I’m going. In fact, since I’m also an orphan, I don’t even know what I am.’ ‘It’s quite OK,’ replied the snake. ‘Actually, my story is much the same as yours. I, too, have been

blind since birth, and also never knew my mother. Tell you what, maybe I could slither all over you, and work out what you are, so at least you’ll have that going for you.’ ‘Oh, that would be wonderful,’ replied the bunny. So the snake slithered all over the bunny, and said, ‘Well, you’re covered with soft fur; you have really long ears; your nose twitches; and you have a soft cottony tail. I’d say that you must be a bunny rabbit.’ ‘Oh, thank you! Thank you,’ cried the bunny in obvious excitement. The bunny suggested to the snake, ‘Maybe I could feel you all over with my paw, and help you the same way you’ve helped me.’ So

the bunny felt the snake all over, and remarked, ‘Well, you’re scaly and smooth, and you have a forked tongue, no backbone and no balls. I’d say you must be either an accountant, or possibly someone in senior management.’

A smart snake breeder goes forth and multiplies There once was a snake breeder who had two snakes he was trying to mate. For the life of him, he couldn’t get them within two feet of each other. Frustrated, he called up the local zoologist, and explained the situation. She hurried over, picked up the snakes and looked at them. “You know what I would do?” she said. “See that tree over there? Chop it down, chop off a good -sized log, split the log in two and make two tables out of them. Put the ta-

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Cussing parrot taught a lesson Martha had a parrot called Brutus, the only problem was that Brutus cussed something awful. Now Martha was having her in-laws over for Thanksgiving and so she needed to train Brutus quickly not to swear. Just before her Mother-in-law was due, Brutus cussed terribly so Martha put him in the freezer for two

minutes to literally cool off. Then she opened the door and took out the parrot along with the turkey. “And have you learned your lesson about cussing?” Martha asked the parrot. Brutus the parrot took one look at the dead turkey and said, “I sure have. But I have one I have a question, what did the turkey do?”

Little Tim was in the garden filling in a hole when his neighbor peered over the fence.  Interested in what the cheeky-faced youngster was up to, he politely asked, “What are you up to there, Tim?” “My goldfish died,” replied Tim tearfully, without looking up, “and I’ve just buried him.” The neighbor was concerned, “That’s an awfully big hole for a goldfish, isn›t it?” Tim patted down the last heap of earth then replied, “That’s because he’s inside your stupid cat.

So the woman was wanted to try and see if they are really that good. The heads were $4.34 each, so she got some. Later that week she got some more and told Jim that the heads were REALLY good. So for about three weeks, two times a week she got more fish heads. The next time she came in she said, “You know I have been thinking, the fish heads are $4.34 each. When I could get a 30/04/12 1:16 PM whole fish with the head for $3.00” And Jim said, “See you got smarter already.”

One fish, two fish, catfish, foolish

A woman went to “Jim’s Seafood Store” and asked Jim what the best part of the fish is. Jim said, “The best part of the fish is the head.” He also said, “Not only they are good, but the heads will make you smarter.”


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If you pay more than of your household income for housing Help us make a HAP video that describes the diversity of people affected by affordable housing issues.

Take a close-up digital photo & visit the HAP website to upload it! We will post it on our website & social media in the “It makes sense to care” campaign December 2012. Min 1Mb les, full frame close-ups please! www.Kamloopshap.ca/donateyourface

Homelessness Action Week October 8th -12th 2012 Project Homeless Connect Event

Friday October 12th 1-5:30pm Spirit Square, North Shore, McKenzie & Yew Connecting homeless & at-risk people with supports. Free Flu shots from the IHA Street Nurses - Valleyview Overlanders Lions Club free BBQ - Music by Full of Excuses & Eclectic DJ Services , services from local community agencies, & the HAP Partners

Homeless Count 2012 Oct 19th Want to help? Volunteer Training Friday Oct 12 or Monday Oct 15 5 – 6:00pm at ASK Wellness Centre, 433 Tranquille Rd

Deliver Donations - Oct 1st-12th

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Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan 177 Victoria St, Kamloops BC t. 250.372.9933 ext 110 e. info@kamloopshap.ca

It makes sense to care… … about the right supports for a variety of people. ...different solu�ons for different people from the street homeless to the working poor; from children to senior ci�zens. … about the costs of homelessness; up to 5x as much when people are not housed, cos�ng everyone in society through health care, supports, community safety & correc�ons. … about affordable housing; from shelters to subsidized housing, from market rentals to affordable home ownership. CMHC states that no one should pay more than 30% of their income for housing. … about changing policies that make it hard to nd & keep housing. Ge�ng ahead of the problem means savings in the long term with real change instead of temporary solu�ons. … about partnerships that include; the private market, all levels of government, non-prots, community agencies, the faith community, chari�es, & the business sector.

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Free to dance, free to sing, free to love Wolfheart – Subtle Bodies Mid/Western Tour with Dodie Goldney on Oct. 6 at the Dirty Jersey. FMI visit www.wolfheartband.com ■■ John Gilliat World Music Ensemble - Oct. 5 at 7:30pm at the North Shore Community Centre, 452 - 730 Cottonwood Avenue. Purchase tickets through Kamloops Live Box Office, kamloopslive.com or call 250-374-5483. ■■ Audio Asphyxiation with Alamagokus and The Fine Print on Oct. 6 at 9pm at Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse, 843 Desmond St. Tickets at the door. ■■ 7th Annual Clinton Art and Artisan Show and Sale on Oct. 5 from 6 to 9pm and Oct. 6 and 7 from 1 to 6pm at 306 Lebourdais Avenue ■■ Community Dinner – Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with live entertainment on Oct. 7 at 5pm at North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Tickets available at NSCC. FMI contact 250-376-4777. ■■ “As I See It” acrylic and watercolour landscapes on display at the Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Road, until Oct. 10. Mon. to Fri. 1 to 4pm. FMI visit kamloopsarts.ca ■■ Let’s Dance on Oct. 13, 8pm to midnight at the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. Music by Copper Creek. For tickets contact Francoise at 250-372-3782, Zonia at 250-372-0091 or Ed at 250-374-2774. ■■ 50 piece Brass Band & Songster Brigade on Oct. 13 at The Kamloops Christian School Theatre. FMI or tickets contact Major Sharleen or Joyce at 250 554-1611 on or before Oct. 9. ■■ Antiques & Collectibles Sale on Oct. 13 from 9am to 4pm and Oct. 14 from 9am to 3pm at North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave.  Kids 12 and under free.  FMI contact the NSCC at  250-3764777 or nsccs@shaw.ca. ■■ Wide Mouth Mason at The Dirty Jersey, 1200 8th St. on Oct.16. Tickets now available at the The Dirty Jersey. ■■ Kamloops Human Library project fourth Saturday of each month (Oct. 27, Nov. 24) from 3 to 5pm at the Smorgasbord Deli,

Howling the night away - Wolfheart features female vocals within a juicy modern rock sound. Their energetic live show features live looping of haunting vocal melodies, juxtaposed by the primal and driving force of drums and bass. Catch them at the Dirty Jersey on October 6. 255 7th Ave. FMI contact Lissa Millar at humanlibrarian@gmail.com. ■■ 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 - Friday, Oct. 26 to Nov. 16 from 2:45 to 4:30pm.FMI 250-5542572 or www.blscs.org. ■■ Tranquille Farm Fresh Farmers Market open every Sat. from 9am to 4pm and Sun. from 10am to 4pm at 4600 Tranquille Rd. FMI visit www.tranquillefarmfresh.ca ■■ Moose Lodge 1552, 730 Cottonwood Ave. open daily from 11am to 8pm, Fri. to 12am. Meat draws Fri. at 7pm and Sat. at 3pm. New members always welcome! ■■ Organic Produce Sales Mon to Fri at 11am to 12:30pm until Oct. 19 at Open Door Group Gardengate, 915 Southill St. FMI call Dave or Rob 250-554-9453.

■■ North Shore Central Community Association meets at Mount Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum, on the first Tuesday evening of the month. Next meeting: June 5 at 7:00 pm. FMI call 250-554-9949. ■■ CN Railroaders Crib night meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7pm at the Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald Ave. Admission $1, includes tea, coffee and goodies. Everyone is welcome. ■■ Kamloops Stroke Recovery Group invites people who have suffered a stroke and their caregivers to their meetings the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of the month from 10:30am-1pm, for various activities and field trips. Also offer a speech software program to help those with speech recovery. To confirm meeting dates, location and FMI call 250-320-1348.

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Your Horoscope LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  New relationships could evolve through group activities. You may find your nights sleepless due to bad dreams. You can work in conjunction with those in the know in order to get to the bottom of any pending issue. Travel will cost more than you expect. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  Plan your social events carefully. Be careful not to consume too many spicy foods, or minor health problems could put you out of commission for the day. You can get good solid advice from relatives or close friends you trust. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  This is a good week to check out your investments. Your partner may make you feel jealous and unloved. Don’t let others take advantage of your good nature. Compromise may be necessary. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Raise your self esteem and your confidence if you want to get back into the mainstream again. You could make extra cash through creative hobbies. Be careful to avoid wrong doings. You can meet someone very dear to you if you get out and socialize. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  It is time to clear your decks. Don’t push your mate if you want to keep this union going. You should take good care of your health; get lots of rest. People you live with will not be terribly happy with you regardless of what you do this week. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Your position may be in question if you haven’t been pulling your weight. You need an energetic outlet that will help you dissipate your anxiety. Don’t be too eager to give a piece of your mind or even your opinion this week. Control your anger. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  Your best efforts will come through hard work. Call a good friend. Regardless of your first reaction, the outcome will be favorable. Outbursts of passion may cause arguments with your mate. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  Loss is evident if you don’t consider all the angles. Make plans that will take you to exotic destinations. You must not allow them to force you to rush. Secret enemies may be holding a grudge that you’re not even aware of. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  You will be well looked upon due to your compassionate and giving nature. You may want to put everyone to work on a project that will keep them all too busy to complain. Take a close look at contracts and agreements that have been offered to you. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Avoid any hassles. Try to iron out any friction over money with your mate or conflicts could prevail. You have to believe in yourself and your talents. Avoid being overly opinionated or you will alienate friends. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Don’t share your dilemma with those you work with. Don’t count on getting any help from those you live with. You hard work and dedication will payoff, so stick to your guns and do your job well. Limitations with females could lead to unfortunate circumstances. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Comfort is a necessity. Check your motives. A romantic dinner, followed by a quiet evening with the one who is enticing you, should be most satisfying. Your ability to help others will win you points. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com A great golfing experience... at an affordable price!

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