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Bepple shares her election platform with seniors On September 26, Nancy Bepple, candidate City Councillor in the 2011 Kamloops municipal election, announced her election campaign to the seniors at the North Shore Community Centre. At the meeting, Bepple will be having coffee with seniors to explain what she wants to achieve for the next three years. Bepple meets regularly with the coffee group at the North Shore Community Centre to find out what their concerns are, and she wanted the seniors’ coffee group to be the first to hear what her goals are going forward. She also recapped how she achieved the goals she set out in 2008 election for serving seniors, diversifying the

economy, attracting new immigrants, building a safer city and working for all areas of Kamloops. “One of my key objectives in the last three years of council has been to serve seniors. An election promise I made in the 2008 election was to have a City seniors’ advisory committee established. That goal has been achieved,” says Nancy Bepple. “But with the growing seniors’ population in Kamloops, there is more to be done.” “A community that meets the needs of seniors, children, youth and people with disabilities is a community which is livable for everyone” states Bepple.

Homelessness action week: housing = change The Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) is pleased to announce that the province-wide initiative Homelessness Action Week, held this year from October 10-16, is in its sixth year. Kamloops community members are being asked to help make it the best action week ever by attending the HAP Wall-of-Change and Flu Fair events (one on the North Shore

and one on the South Shore). The North Shore event is being held on Friday October 14 at Spirit Square (corner of MacKenzie and Yew) from 10:00 a.m. to noon, with guest speakers from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Wall-of-Change is a place where anyone can come and share their sentiments about homelessness. Everyone

is invited to share their ideas about homelessness by drawing, writing, or adding mementos to the walls of the house. The Wall-of-Change represents both a finished home and a makeshift shelter; symbolizing the transition from life on the street to permanent housing. The Flu Fair is a place where people in need can connect with health and support services. The Interior Health Street Nurses will be administering flu shots for at-risk populations, and everyone is welcome!

Call for proposals to support women and girls Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo has highlighted a call for proposals for projects that address issues of violence and economic security affecting women and girls living in rural and remote communities, and small urban centres to help end violence against women, improve their economic prosperity and promote women in leadership roles.

DONT JUST STAND THERE Kira Gosselin, community health educator and events coordinator at ASK Wellness, kicks off this year’s Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, a national awareness and fundraising event. Funds raised support direct programs and services for Canadians living with HIV/AIDS in their communities.

From now until November 4, 2011the Government’s Women’s Program is seeking organizations that will put in place targeted projects in communities across the country under the following two thematic areas: community planning to reduce violence against women and girls in rural communities and small urban centres in Canada; and community planning for women’s economic

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Animals get TLC – continued from page 1 go out for two to three weeks. It is so much easier for an animal who is too young or has medical issues to get the care they need in loving home as opposed to in the shelter where there are so many animals. It helps us quite a bit and the animals too. We couldn’t do it without them.” Anyone who is interested in becoming a foster parent is encouraged to apply. The process is quite simple. You can go into the shelter to fill out an application or get one online. Kim will give you a short phone interview and then you get to go to the SPCA for an orientation. At the orientation she will cover a range of topics such as what is required by you and by the shelter, what to look for in animals you are fostering and what kind of care is expected. The SPCA covers all costs associated with the animal including food, bedding and medical bills and you get the chance to help out an animals who would otherwise be left on its own with no one to love it. “It’s typically a three week commitment but can be longer or shorter,” finishes Kim. “A foster parent can adopt the animal just like everyone else. It definitely does happen. You get an animal in your home that you just fall in love with. This is a great way to help the animals if you can’t commit to weekly schedules.” For more information about the SPCA Foster Parent Program you can visit them online at branches/kamloops or visit them in person at 1211 8th Street here on the North Shore. Tanya Orozco, freelance

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Running cures The Bazumbas team members, most of them North Shore residents, had a well-deserved lunch after participating in Sunday’s Run for the Cure. The team called themselves the Bazumbas, as Julie Tuba (pictured 2nd from right) is a Zumba teacher in town, and many team members love to attend Zumba classes. The Bazumbas ran in honour of Elaine McLeod (4th from left) who is a six-year breast cancer survivor and member of the local Spirit Warriors dragon boating team. This year’s Kamloops Run for the Cure raised over $171,000, and across Canada the Run for the Cure raised over $30 Million.

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Love your local library in October

The Canadian Library Association and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System are proud to announce Canadian Library Month this October. Canadian Library Month is an opportunity to celebrate libraries, their staff and their patrons. This year, the TNRD Library System is celebrating with contests and author readings. There will be two contests at the Kamloops Public Library. The first is a poetry writing contest for children aged six to 12. Children are invited to write a poem about what their library means to them. The second contest is a draw, which is open to all patrons. To enter patrons must simply write down their favourite thing about the library.

There are also authors visiting the Kamloops Library. Cynthia Woodman Kerkham will present a poetry reading and discussion on October 13 at 7:00 p.m. She is the winner of the Federation of BC Writers Literary Writes Competition and the 2011 Malahat Review’s Open Season Award for poetry and will read from her book “Good Holding Ground.” John Deakins’ reading and discussion is on October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Deakins, a social service administrator, will read from his essay “Making Sense of Us: An Essay on Human Meaning” Seating is limited at the free readings. Reserve seats at 250-372-5145 or

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FREE MUSIC, BUT WEAR A HELMET Sunday afternoon was the first Sk8 Rock Park Jam at McArthur Island Skate Park, organized by Oronge and B&B boardshops, with music by D-FUNKT, prizes, free tacos courtesy of Taco Del Mar owner Steve Gainey, and free ice cream samples from the good folks at Marble Slam Creamery. Besides being a fun grassroots skateboarding celebration, the event was also an initiative by the City of Kamloops and the Kamloops Brain Injury Association to promote helmet safety.

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City Council candidate’s 100 conversations

Candidate for Kamloops City Council Arjun Singh has released his findings from his 100 Conversations project. Over the summer, Singh set out to meet with a diverse group of 100 Kamloopsians, from all walks of life, and ask these people five questions: What do you value about Kamloops? What could be even better? What is your general perception of city council/city hall? What are your top issues/concerns? What are the attributes of a good city councillor/council? Here are the most interesting things he heard. Almost half the people Singh spoke to value Kamloops as a community that is neither too big or to small. They felt that Kamloops has great amenities and yet has retained a community spirit with friendly people. A very similar proportion of people valued Kamloops geography and outdoor recreation opportunities. Additionally, many people valued that the community is well managed. As many respondents feel that the community is well managed overall, there was more difficulty identifying ways to improve Kamloops. Top responses were that we need to attract

more business and jobs, that we need to be more green, that we should be more open to new ideas, and that we should consider broadening our community focus from the “Tournament Capital” brand. Perceptions on the current council were roughly split 50/50 between positive and negative comments. Many top of mind issues and concerns were raised including the Lorne St parkade and the Ajax mine proposal. “I heard about twice as often about the Ajax Mine than about the Lorne street parkade”, Singh stated.

In response to the questions about the attributes of a good councillor or council, top of mind were looking at the needs of the whole community and not just of a select few, good listening, approachability, decisiveness, and strong involvement in the community beyond council duties. “I make no claim that the 100 conversations are an authoritative representation of overall community feeling”, says Singh, ” but I worked hard to talk to a very wide range of people and I do feel that some incredibly important themes emerged.

The City of Kamloops now has real-time streaming live video for its recreation facilities. The Tournament Capital Centre Fieldhouse camera is the first to go live, with the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and Hillside Stadium to follow shortly in 2011. Phase 2 will take place in 2012, with installations at McArthur Island Sport & Event Centre NHL and OLY Rinks. The new webcam can be viewed at This new tool will allow facility patrons

instant awareness of user activity levels so that they can make more informed decisions on how or when they wish to use the City facilities. Additionally, tournament and event planners can view the Tournament Capital’s facilities in real time to assist in decision-making and bid proposals. Future consideration may also be given to installations at Interior Savings Centre, Norbrock Stadium, McArthur Island soccer fields and the Tournament Capital Ranch Slo-pitch facility.

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Work readiness program here to help

Bob McCuaig and Julie Antoine of the Aboriginal Training and Employment Centre (ATEC) on the North Shore know that it can be the simplest things that stand between you and regular fulfilling employment. Whether you lack the confidence to get the job you deserve, don’t know what opportunities are out there or simply can’t fine-tune your resume, ATEC is here to help. Their mission is to educate, and through their Work Readiness Program have opened doors to fulfilling employment for program participants. “We have run the program four times a year,� explains Bob. “We see definite shifts in the participants’ focus depending what season it is. In the fall, for this next session, we will see participants who are looking to get into the resource sector, in the spring we see people who are looking into tourism and construction.� The Employment Readiness Program is designed to assist participants in matching their skills and abilities to sustainable occupation. With the help of program facilitator Julie, you will learn the nine essential skills that employers look for, gain the self-confidence and skills necessary to compete in the marketplace and receive help with everything from resume writing to interview skills. “We help participants look at their skill sets,� explains Julie. “We look at education, work experience, and volunteer hours. We look at anything they have that will help them meet their goals. We work on immediate goals, and future goals and make it so setting goals is a routine they get into.� A division of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, ATEC helps you discover the hidden job mar-

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are waiting to be filled.� The next Employment Readiness Program starts October 11 with a few seats left. Call ATEC at 250-554-4556 and turn your dream job into a reality. Employers are also welcome to call ATEC if they are looking for staff to fill a variety of positions. Let them know the skills and qualifications you are looking for and they can help you source qualified and eager employees that suit your needs. Tanya Orozco, freelance

There are three diabetes selfhelp/support groups that meet monthly on the North Shore. These are the locations, with their October and November meeting dates: in Westsyde at Oakdale mobile home park community on Monday, October 24 and Monday, November 28 at

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Calling it quits this holiday A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York the day before Thanksgiving and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; fortyfive years of misery is enough.� “Dad, what are you talking about?� the son screams. We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer�, the father says. “We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her.�

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Come join your Member of Parliament, Cathy McLeod, and share your thoughts with her over a cup of coffee or tea! Wednesday, October 12 1 - 3pm Tim Hortons, 910 Columbia St. W. Friday, October 14 9 - 11am Blenz Coffee, 210 Victoria St. Cathy McLeod Member of Parliament Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo 979 Victoria Street, Kamloops B.C. V2C 2C1 250-851-4991

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n So You Think You Are Funny? Stand up comedy auditions will be held on Oct. 7 for comedy night on Oct. 22. Register for an audition before Sept. 30. Phone Sharon at 250-5542388 or email n Entertainment at Barside Lounge & Grill at Chances Gaming Entertainment 1250 Halston Ave. Fridays 7 to 10pm. October 7, Kelly Spencer. n BIG Little Science Centre, 985 Holt Street, is open for public drop-in Thurs. and Fri. 35pm, and Sat. 10am-4pm. There is a special show or activity at 1:30pm Saturdays. Oct. 8: Air Pressure Show- Blown Away. n Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club monthly meeting Oct. 5 at 7pm at Odd Fellows Hall at 423 Tranquille Rd. 571-5111. n Kamloops North Shore Rotary Club, is fundraising in support of community programs focused on children, education, the environment. Grand prize is a “Sport and Cultural Weekend” October 6-8 in Vancouver. For tickets, call Jack at 250-554-3446. n Thursday Super Science Club – weekly Oct. 6 to Dec. 22, 3 - 4pm. For children grades 4 to 7. At Big Little Science Centre at 985 Holt Street. Phone 250-554-2572 to register. n Three Quarter Stone will perform on Oct. 6 at the Rock’N Firkin Pub at 726 Sydney Ave. This five-piece refined garage rock band is pure unadulterated, triple xxx rock ‘n roll! n Calling all local artists! The BC Wildlife Park will be holding a Farmer’s Market on October 10. If you are interested in participating or FMI, contact Kelly 250-573-3242 ext 223 or n Thanksgiving Teddy Bear Picnic on Oct 10, from 9:30am to 4pm at the BC Wildlife Park. Join in for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic with Uncle Chris the Clown, bouncy pirate ship, paint ball target shooting, enter the colouring contest and BBQ hot dog and hot chocolate lunch. Remember to bring your teddy bear for a

TIMES ARE ‘A CHANGING - Turbo owner Sharleen Patko and manager Fred Jones say one last goodbye to their customers. The North Kamloops Turbo, which has been open since the 1950’s, closed permanently on Thursday, September 29. Fred and Sharleen want to thank their customers for their patronage and support over the past few years.

check up or repairs! n Let’s Dance, sponsored by the Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club (TVASC) at the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. on October 15 from 8pm to midnight, music by Copper Creek. Door prizes, 50/50 draw & spot dances for ticket info: Francoise at 250-372-3782 or

Louise at 778-471-2220. n Mt. Paul United Church Fall Tea and Sale. Tea, baking, and crafts on October 29 from 2- 3:30pm at 140 Laburnum St. FMI 250376-2261. n Diabetes Self Help/Support Groups meet monthly: Oakdale Park in Westsyde on Mon at 1:30pm Oct 24 and Nov 28; Renaissance Seniors Residence, 628 Tranquille Rd at 10am on Tues Oct 25 and Nov 29; Riverbend Manor Library 760 Mayfair St. at 3pm on Tues Oct 25 and Nov 29. FMI call Marg 778-470-8316. n Fraternal Order of Eagles Events, Wednesdays- Free Bingo from 2 to 4pm, Horse Races from 4 to 6pm; Fridays- Meat Draw at 7pm; Saturdays- Meat Draw at 3pm; SundaysFree Bingo from 1 to 3pm and Meat Draw from 3 to 5pm and Karaoke with Jan and Steve from 7 to 11pm. n Kamloops Writers Fair is Nov. 4 & 5. Registration deadline is Oct. 21. Register at n Kamloops Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Thursday from 7-9pm at the North Shore Community Centre 730 Cottonwood Ave. 250-819-3743. n High Country Achievers Toastmasters have moved from Henry Grube Education Centre to Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Thursdays from 7-9pm. Call 250-299-7317 for more information. n Shambhala Meditation Group of Kamloops - Weekly meditations every Thursday. 433b Lansdowne St. (above Frankly Coffee) For information: www.kamloops. or Liz 250-376-4224. n Community Canning Kitchens offered by Interior Community Services. Preserve the bounty of local gardens, your own produce or harvest donated by local growers. Supplies are also provided. Call or email Dede at Community Kitchens at 250-554-3134 ext #618 or dbone@

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Your Horoscope

LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) You are best to back away from commitment. Don’t let relatives stand in the way of your personal plans. Your efforts won’t go unnoticed; however, someone you work with may get jealous. Unexpected events may upset your routine. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) Passion is inevitable and commitments can be made during the heat of the night. Work quietly on your own. Think twice before you say something you might regret later. Let others know what your intentions are and be honest in your approach. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) Real estate ventures will be to your ad vantage. Look at your options before making commitments that could jeopardize your financial position. Travel and communication will be lucrative for you. Get help to finish a project if you need it. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20) Your creative ability will surface, giving you good ideas for ways of making money. Matters pertaining to your home environment will be favorable if you are direct. Involvement in financial schemes will be followed by losses. You mustn’t be so trusting. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19) You should want to feel good about yourself and your goals. You need to clear up some important personal documents before the end of the year. Your lover may be annoyed if you have been flirtatious or not attentive to their needs. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Talk to someone you trust if you need advice about broaching the subject. Visit friends you don’t get to see that often. Don’t spend too much on products that promise amazing cosmetic results. Use your innovative mind to surprise youngsters. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20) You may not have the same ideas when it comes to what you both enjoy. Your high energy will enable you to enlist the help of those in a position to back you. Double check your work and be sure that your boss is in a good mood before you do your presentation. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) You must take care of health problems that have been lingering. Romance will come through involvement with fundraising organizations. Expect your workload to be heavy. Problems with your mate will develop if you don’t let them have their way. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) If everyone wants to do their own thing, let them. You can find solutions if you are willing to communicate. Hassles with close friends or family will put a damper on your day and result in isolation and loneliness. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Your temper could get the better of you if you confront personal situations. Enlist coworkers in order to get the job done on time. Your ability to deal with others will help you in getting the support you need. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Don’t rely on others to handle the workload. Your interests could lead you down avenues you never realized existed. Be sure to look into travel opportunities that will provide you with mental stimulation. Digestive disorders will be a result of family squabbles. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) Don’t make any drastic changes or begin new projects this week. You can get ahead if you present your ideas to superiors. You must steer clear of overindulgent individuals. Make changes that will enhance your appearance and entice potential partners. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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