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Police find heroin use increasing

Hard drugs: Officers say three top dealers arrested. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

It’s getting tougher to be a drug dealer in Salmon Arm. Police have made three major arrests in as many weeks, and are encouraging the public to help by providing tips. Last Tuesday, Feb. 21, police arrested a man behind the Save-On-Foods parking lot for possession for the purpose of trafficking of both heroin and methamphetamine. Police report that the suspect is known to them and had been recently released from jail after serving time for being caught in a stolen vehicle. “The male was found to be in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, Canadian currency, and a gold ring that was recently taken in a break and enter from a residence in Salmon Arm,” said Sgt. Carlos Tettolowski. “After the arrest, RCMP members answered the suspect’s phone and met buyers from all around the downtown core of Salmon Arm.” The suspect, Jeremy Robert Minion of Salmon Arm, has been charged with two counts of possession of heroin and methamphetamine, as well as one count of possession of stolen property. Just two days earlier, on Sunday, Feb. 19, police stopped a vehicle for speeding on the Trans-Canada Highway near 17th Street SW, across from Buckerfield’s. When they ran the licence plate it was discovered the vehicle was registered to a federal parolee. This raised suspicions, and although the officers discovered the man driving the vehicle was not the person out on parole, they determined there were sufficient grounds to arrest the man and search the vehicle. Consequently, a Lower Mainland man is facing drug-related criminal charges after officers discovered what they are terming a “fair amount” of methamphetamine. Cpl. Luiz Sardinha with the Salmon Arm Drug Section says police have arrested three of the town’s top dealers in the past three weeks, one of whom was a 63-year-old woman. With all of


Taking a stand: Teachers Tyrril Tonks, Jean Brighouse and Bonnie Jackson wear placards Monday afternoon to demand a mediated settlement rather than a legislated end to the teachers’ current job action.

Teachers take to streets Dispute: Results of vote on three-day strike expected Thursday. By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

B.C.’s teachers are ready to escalate job action in response to the provincial government’s intent to legislate an imposed contract. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has received approval from the B.C. Labour Relations Board to go on strike for up to three days. The BCTF is preparing to vote on the strike action. The result should be known Thursday. Teachers in the Okanagan-Shuswap were out on the streets Monday afternoon for a “day of action,”

protesting Education Minister George Abbott’s decision to proceed with legislation that would bring an end to the yearlong teachers contract negotiations. “He’s showing poor direction – we’re standing up for the bigger picture. This is about the erosion of democracy,” commented Salmon Arm Secondary theatre instructor Cathy Hay. “I’ve been teaching for 27 years and this makes me sick. I just want to teach,” said physical education instructor Tricia Martin. Abbott announced Friday that he would be directing staff to prepare a bill or

bills that would bring about a “resolution” to the collective bargaining dispute between the BCTF, the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the province. On Tuesday, Abbott tabled legislation that would forbid any strike action. “From my perspective, it is unacceptable that this situation continue,” Abbott said in a press conference Friday. “The parties have been at the table now for one year, there have been 78 face-to-face bargaining sessions and the parties remain as far apart today… as they were one year ago, and I am

not prepared to see this go on very much longer.” The BCTF responded with demands for a mediated settlement, to which the BCPSEA has since agreed. “Our employer, BCPSEA, agreed to mediation on Friday, so I’m concerned that the minister is a little bit ahead of himself as far as legislation,” said North Okanagan Shuswap Teachers’ Association president Lynda Bennett. “We feel it would be respectful if he put legislation on the side so that we could give mediation a try.” See Class size on page A2

See Tips on page A2

This week Walkers turn out en masse to support the city’s homeless shelter. See more on A3. Shuswap athletes bring home medals galore from the BC Winter Games. See page A15.

Index Opinion ....................... A6 View Point .............A7,A8 Life & Times ............... A9 Sports............... A15-A19 Arts & Events ... A20-A23 Time Out................... A28 Vol. 105, No. 09, 48 pages


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Class size must be remedied by April Continued from front Abbott dismissed the notion of using a mediator to settle the monetary issues. He said it is not an appropriate assignment for a mediator to attempt to bridge the $2 billion gulf between the two parties. Abbott was agreeable to a mediator being used for other issues, however, such as class size and composition. The education minister’s announcement Friday followed the release of a report on the status of collective bargaining between the teachers’ federation and the BCPSEA by assistant deputy minister of industrial relations Trevor Hughes. The report concludes that it is unlikely a negotiated agreement could be achieved,

with wages being the key sticking point. Abbott said he was very concerned with how the absence of report cards and of collaborative meetings between teachers and administration have left some children vulnerable, and special needs students at an increased risk. School District #83 District Parents Advisory Council (DPAC) president Jennifer Cook says there are indeed students who have been impacted by the teachers’ job action who will be repeating some grades as a result. But she notes the overall impact varies from school to school. At some, she says, it’s been business as usual, while at others, she says she’s heard from parents who are hear-

with this job action going on I can’t speak to my teacher, and that’s not the case. Teachers are encouraging parents to come to them more and get more information,” says Cook. What has had an impact on students, says Cook, has been the elimination of recess, and the collaboration between teachers and administrative staff that might have kept some students from falling through the cracks. School District #83 Superintendent Dave Witt has seen this as well. “We’re starting to see some signs of concern in terms of parents losing touch with their student’s progress, especially at the secondary level, so there have been areas of concern,” says Witt. “I know


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Salmon Arm just over a year ago from a northern town and he’s been surprised with the amount of hard drugs like heroin and methamphetamine. “It seems like there’s a lot more meth and heroin in this town. It’s bizarre in this town. It’s here and it’s growing.” Regarding organized crime, he said every town has that element, but that’s not what’s prevalent here. In some towns there’s a monopoly where just one person controls who gets to deal dope, but not in Salmon Arm – it’s equal opportunity drug dealing.

“We take one or two guys out and two new guys move in.” At the same time, Sardinha notes that the increased police focus on drug dealing is being felt by the dealers. “We’re having an impact, people are looking over their shoulders – and we’re coming.” Sardinha encourages the public to report any suspected drug activity to the drug section. “Give us a call – any information is helpful and might corroborate our last piece of information.” He notes that police won’t use callers’ names.

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Tips welcomed by police Continued from front them, calls to their cell phones kept coming in after they were arrested from people shopping for drugs. “We’re taking 10 to 20 calls after the arrest in one to two minutes,” Sardinha said, explaining they were all “diala-dope” where users simply phone and then meet up with the dealer. “They’re dealing it right out in the open, behind Askew’s, behind the dance hall, behind Save-On-Foods, behind Zellers,” he says. Sardinha came to

principals and vice-principals have really missed being able to consult with teachers as a group on a variety of school direction issues. So those pieces have all had their impact.” Witt says he would welcome an end to the teachers’ job action, but that it’s unfortunate it will not be through a negotiated collective agreement. While Abbott says the province will not budge on its net-zero mandate, the B.C. government is required to come up with a solution to the issue of class size and composition, which Bennett says is the number-one issue for teachers. In April 2011, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled that provincial legislation limiting the right of teachers




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Leon returned as band chief By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Nelson Leon has been re-elected chief of the Adams Lake Band. Leon defeated Tom


(Phil) Dennis 140 votes to 90. “I’m feeling very positive, it’s a wonderful result,” Leon said Monday following the Saturday election. Of the five councillor positions, three councillors were returned and two were replaced by new faces. Returned were Cliff Arnouse, Karen Marie Everard and Gina Johnny. Re-

placing councillors Doreen Kenoras and Joyce Kenoras are Henry Alfred Anthony and former chief Ron Jules. Leon attributes his win to a number of successes over the past few years, including various projects and programs. “Getting people involved in jobs and the economy.” His focus for next term will be “more communication and community involvement in a number of the decisions on our table right now. Of course, we have our comprehensive community strategic plan and some of the implementation of some of those goals.” Leon thinks the new council will work well together. “I think it changes the dynamic and in a very positive way. I definitely look forward to working with the new team and moving some of the major projects forward.”


Feeling the cold Above, participants in the Coldest Night of the Year Walk pose for a group photo prior to heading out on the walk Saturday evening. At left, event director Chris Moore motivates the crowd and, far left, Heather Flockhart is among the walkers gathered at city hall.

Parent Information Meetings for French Immersion Programs To find out more about French Immersion opportunities in our schools, please attend the meeting which pertains to your student!

EARLY IMMERSION (Kindergarten) Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Bastion Elementary/Ecole Elementaire Bastion (12th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm)

LATE IMMERSION (Grade 6) Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7 p.m. at L’Ecole Intermediare/ Shuswap Middle School (171-30th St. SE, Salmon Arm) Registration for French Immersion Programs On Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., School District #83 (North OkanaganShuswap) will be accepting registrations for the Early & Late Immersion Programs. Registration will take place at the District Education Centre located at #110 – 2960 Okanagan Avenue S.E., Salmon Arm on a first come first served basis. Parents or immediate relative must register child. A wait list will be created if the total of Early Immersion registrations exceeds 44. A wait list will be created if the total of Late Immersion registrations exceeds 60. Should registration be less than 48, a single class of 30 registrations would be formed, leaving the remainder on a wait list. If we do not receive 24 registrations we will not run a Late Immersion class this year.

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Theft leaves family shaken By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

When Sidney Couillard and her family moved to Salmon Arm three-and-a-half years ago she never expected they would be victims of a break-in. The family had been robbed in their former Burnaby home and her 11-year-old son often asked if it would happen in Salmon Arm. “I always said it was not very likely,” she says. But Couillard can no longer tell her son that. Sometime around 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, while Couillard was skating with her son, someone with a red Neon broke into the family’s South Canoe home and made off with several electronic items. More importantly, they robbed her older boy of his sense of security and took from a family who has worked hard to first buy a home and then, only in the past few years, managed to buy some of the electronic extras such as two televisions, DVD players and a camera. “Did you consider when you saw that old house, walked through that old wooden door, walked by the secondhand furniture and my young son’s Lego, that it had taken all the money we had at the time to buy that house and the stuff in it?” she asks the robber(s) in a letter to the editor that helped her grieve the loss. “Did you imagine my sevenyear-old son the next day playing only games about robbers with his

Did you imagine my 7 year old son the next day playing only games about robbers with his friend and talking to me about how we could stop you next time?

Sidney Couillard ROBBERY VICTIM friend and talking to me about how we could stop you next time?” Couillard says the robber(s) had a 45-minute window of time in which to get in through the back door, which was unlocked at the time because she was planning to be out very briefly. A neighbour driving by the 10th Avenue SE home saw someone, a woman he thought, piling items into a red Neon, but thought it was a Couillard family member or friend. When he passed Couillard on the road, she was less than a minute from home. The only clue left on the property was a large footprint. “My husband is 6’3” and this footprint was huge, bigger than my husband’s,” she says. Couillard says it took police quite a while to respond as they were tied up at a fatal accident. Told to go and look for tire tracks or footprints, Couillard says she was getting concerned because it was

snowing, but relaxed when she found a good one in the carport. She says police looked for fingerprints but failed to find any. “I felt let down, I wasn’t frightened and I am not that attached to the TVs,” she says. “But I found for the first couple of days I was angry – short with my kids, short with my husband and then I kinda got depressed for a couple of days.” While the Couillards were insured, the $500 deductible means some other bills are waiting in a to-be-paid lineup. Sgt. Carlos Tettlowski at the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment says property offences including B and Es are down. He points out that many thefts are opportunistic, such as when thieves cruise along beside parked cars checking to see if they’re

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Theft on a grand scale Suspects: Arrested for stealing semis. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

It didn’t take long for a semi-trailer thief to get back in business – a business that led police to a large cache of stolen vehicles and will likely lead the thief right back to jail. Recently released from prison after serving time for stealing a tractor trailer loaded with lumber from Kamloops, a suspect and accomplice were arrested in the industrial park Friday, Feb. 24 with the keys to a white Kenworth low-bed trailer and Caterpillar 308 D excavator, stolen from an Edson, Alta. company the previous day. Police had received a tip about the location of the semi and after determining it had been stolen, headed to the industrial park to check it out. En route they received another call advising them that a man was attempting to get into the stolen vehicle.

On arrival, RCMP members discovered a man and woman and the licence plate to the stolen semi in the back of their black F-350 vehicle. The two, both known to police, were arrested at the scene for possession of stolen property over $5,000. A further search led to the discovery of the keys to the stolen tractor and excavator in the pants of one of the suspects. Search warrants executed on two Sorrento properties owned by one of the suspects led to the discovery of stolen property worth approximately $300,000. The stolen excavator was found, along with a ’98 GMC truck stolen in Salmon Arm in January. Further searching led to the discovery of another 2011 Dodge pickup, stolen from Edmonton in January. Names of the two suspects are being withheld until formal charges are approved by Crown counsel.


Gold fever: Volunteer Clint Smith shows Quiana and Jared Jacques how to look for flakes of gold in the pan during Heritage Week held Feb. 21 to 25 at the Mall at Piccadilly.

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Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chamber of the City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, March 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

SALMON ARM BC V1E 4N2 Contract: ENG.2012-01 – 2012 PAVING PROGRAM The Owner, the City of Salmon Arm offers to receive tenders for the project entitled “CITY OF SALMON ARM, PO BOX 40, 500 - 2 AVENUE NE, SALMON ARM BC V1E 4N2 ENG.2012-01 – 2012 PAVING PROGRAM” in accordance with the following tendering conditions: SEALED Tenders, clearly marked, CITY OF SALMON ARM, PO BOX 40, SALMON ARM, BC V1E 4N2 “ENG.2012-01 – 2012 PAVING PROGRAM” will be received by the Chief Administrative Officer, City of Salmon Arm Municipal Office, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, up to 2:00 PM Local Time, Thursday, March 08, 2012. Tenders will be opened at 2:01 PM on this date. For a copy of the Contract Documents and all enquiries shall be directed to: John Rosenberg, A.Sc.T., Manager of Roads & Parks – Telephone: 250-803-4088 Fax: 250-803-4092 email:

SNOW REMOVAL BYLAW Local businesses and residents of the Downtown Area are reminded of regulations contained in Snow Removal Bylaw No. 2030, as amended, directed towards snow and ice removal from public sidewalks and streets. See the City web site for more information.

LOAD RESTRICTIONS Pursuant to City of Salmon Arm Bylaw No. 1971, as amended, all roads under the jurisdiction of the City of Salmon Arm, except those exempt from this regulation, are hereby restricted to 70% of legal axle loading, unless otherwise posted, effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012, and until further notice.

ADDRESS CHANGE Residents of the City of Salmon Arm are reminded to notify City Hall if your address has changed. We will forward notification of changes in addresses to BC Assessment Authority. However, it is your responsibility to notify Land Titles Office directly. If we don’t have your correct address on file, it may mean that you might not receive your property tax notice, utility billing, public hearing notice, etc. In some cases, this may result in lost discounts or late payment penalties. Please check to ensure that your complete address is correct in our office.

1. Addition to Section 21.3 - Permitted Uses in the C-7 (Shopping Centre Commercial Zone) of Zoning Bylaw No. 2303: a) “automotive repair within and accessory to a retail store, up to a maximum gross floor area of 790 square metres per parcel”; b) “accessory use”; AND 2. Proposed Rezoning of a Portion of Lot A, Section 15, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan 1569 except Plan KAP54147 from C-4 “Fuel Service Station Commercial Zone” to C-7 “Shopping Centre Commercial Zone” Civic Address: 1151 – 10 Avenue SW Location: NW corner of intersection of 10 Street SW and 10 Avenue SW Present Use: Piccadilly Place Mall Commercial Proposed Use: Piccadilly Place Mall Commercial with Canadian Tire Store Owner / Applicant: Piccadilly Place Mall Inc. Reference: ZON.966/Bylaw No. 3914 *Items 1. a) and 1. b) would also apply to Centenoka Park Mall: Civic Address: 360 Trans Canada Highway SW Location: SW corner of Trans Canada Highway SW and 3 Street SW Owner: RP Johnson Construction Ltd. The file for the proposed bylaw is available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays from February 28 to March 12, 2012, both inclusive, in the office of the Corporate Officer at the City of Salmon Arm, 500 - 2 Avenue NE. THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR INTEREST AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED BYLAW ARE URGED TO REVIEW THE FILE AVAILABLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT (OR TELEPHONE 803-4000) TO OBTAIN THE FACTS OF THE PROPOSAL PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING. Carl Bannister, Corporate Officer

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Just say no to supertankers Craggy coastline, whales surfacing, eagles soaring. After a visit to the coast of British Columbia, there’s little doubt what a precious gem the West Coast of this country is. The ocean is a living, breathing entity. And, of course, key to it all are the salmon. Here in the Shuswap, we have the privilege of living close enough to the Adams River to regularly witness the miracle that is the returning of the salmon to their spawning grounds. Clearly, we humans are simply a tiny part of a much bigger and wondrous system, all the complexities of which we probably have no hope of ever understanding completely. Yet, somehow, a body called Transport Canada has determined that Enbridge and its proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil tanker and pipeline project could safely use supertankers carrying oil to navigate the waters of the West Coast. The Coastal First Nations have reacted strongly to the approval, noting that a report prepared by the First Nations over the past eight years confirms that “a tanker spill would cause catastrophic economic, environmental and cultural damage.” The group is an alliance including Council of the Haida Nation, the Wuikinuxv Nation, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nuxalk, Gitga’at, Haisla, Metlakatla, Old Massett and Skidegate. The executive director of Coastal First Nations, Art Sterritt, states that Transport Canada’s decision “is yet another way in which the federal government is unduly influencing the very flawed Joint Review Process on the Enbridge Project. It’s abundantly clear the government isn’t interested in what the public hearing process determines.” The report notes that spill response techniques identified by Enbridge include booming around tankers to contain spilled oil and using skimmers to remove oil, techniques similar to those used during the Exxon Valdez clean-up. Those were decidedly unsuccessful. The people and environment in that area, although now out of the public eye, are still suffering enormously. While this plan to run supertankers up the coast of touristdestination, ‘Super Natural’ British Columbia will affect every British Columbian when the ocean and the cycle of life that depends on it is doused in oil, it will particularly affect the Coastal First Nations who, for thousands of years and to this day, live off the food they can harvest from their watery front yard. Despite strides to the contrary, the disrespect from and greed of the relative newcomers to this land will continue and be amplified if this plan is allowed. A few weeks ago there was a march of about 2,000 people in Prince Rupert opposing the project. In abundance were people who depend on the ocean directly for their livelihood, for their food. To them this project is not some theoretical proposition that they’re taking an ideological stance on. It’s real, it’s looming and it’s menacing. They know that the issue is not if a spill occurs, but when.



Legislated settlement no surprise Nobody seems to be overly surprised that the provincial government has decided to use legislation to end yet another contract negotiation with B.C.’s teachers. Historically, when it comes to contract negotiations, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the Liberal government have gotten along like milk and vinegar, with contract negotiations ending in legislation. This time, however, the Liberals appear to have found opportunity in teachers’ job action. Premier Christy Clark, who is slumping in the polls, says she will not seek more taxpayer dollars to pay government workers. The BCTF, however, is quick to note that MLAs currently make about $102,000, on which they receive an annual percentage increase based on the consumer price index.

Education Minister George Abbott says he is concerned for the vulnerable children who have been negatively impacted by the teachers’ job action. While this concern may be sincere, it certainly seems selective. British Columbia has the worst child-poverty rate in the country, and the new provincial budget, recently announced by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, does nothing to address this. Nor will it help parents struggling with the cost of day care, or post-secondary students saddled with large loans. Meanwhile, the cost of living continues to skyrocket, but Falcon will not consider raising the corporate tax until 2014 – after the election. No, it’s no surprise the Liberal government is pushing a legislated contract on teachers. It’s just business as usual.

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The Observer asked:

Do you agree with the government legislating an end to the teachers’ job action?

Kent Gosseling “Yes. It’s time... It’s gone on too long.”

Kris Van Ember “Yes. The economy is hurting. It’s also hurting the students more than anyone else.”

Pete Martiniuk “Yes. I think teachers are already making a pretty good salary.”

Ralph Bartman “Yes. Everyone needs to show a little fiscal restraint in these economic times.”

Steve Mennie “No. It just serves to undermine the free bargaining system.”

Make tests Grateful for fundraising help for Japan transparent Marine Harvest’s Clare Backman (letters, Feb. 22) claims that “thousands” of tests of B.C. net-cage farmed salmon turned up no sign of the infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAv). What he fails to mention is the heavy criticism levied on the provincial government’s testing methodology at the federal Cohen Inquiry. The salmon farming industry repeatedly cites the results of ISAv tests conducted under the supervision of provincial veterinarian Dr. Gary Marty. During testimony it emerged that Marty is using a test designed ‘in-house’ by a student, a test that does not meet the standard for ISA detection used by the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) nor of DFO’s own laboratory. Under oath, Dr. Fred Kibenge of the OIE-certified Atlantic Veterinary College and an expert in ISAv, testified he was “not familiar” with the provincial lab’s testing methods. Dr. Kristi Miller, head of Molecular Genetics at DFO’s Pacific Biological Station testified she “has problems with the province’s testing methods,” believes they are “flawed” and likely generating unreliable results. Miller added that she was concerned that the “thousands of tests” may not represent thousands of fish as suggested, but a “slurry” of mixed tissues. If salmon farmers are so confident in the health of their fish, why did they first refuse to allow Miller to test their fish, then agree to testing when their refusal was publicly exposed at the Cohen Inquiry, then deny Miller access again once the issue was off the front page? The testing of B.C.’s wild and farmed salmon for the ISAv virus must be pursued vigorously and transparently. As a first step, the salmon farming industry must allow credible, independent testing of their fish for ISAv. Catherine Stewart Living Oceans Society

A year ago, Japan had a devastating earthquake and tsunami. In my effort to help relatives and those affected, I sent an email appeal to friends, and the result was overwhelming. I am a bit tardy, but I would like to thank friends and strangers. We filled three large boxes with candles, batteries and flashlights and sent it to Utsonomiya to my cousin, who distributed it to needy people in his community and in Fukishima. Some areas, although not directly affected by the

earthquake and tsunami, were affected by rolling blackouts during peak energy usage time, every day for the last year. There still is the problem of radiation, and how it will affect the children is yet to be seen. A special thank you must be said to the people of my adopted hometown of Salmon Arm. I am humbled and grateful for those that have forwarded my email throughout the town. Strangers have come to the office with donations; batteries and money were left at the door after hours.

There have been many people that have played a major role in this, my first venture into relief work. Robert Maitland and Wendy Morrison have helped both in providing crank-style flashlights and substantial help in shipping. Without their help, this effort would have been much more costly and difficult. What a town! I am proud to live in this community. Lynne Ozone

Pedestrian safety should be made a priority In the last two months there have been two significant pedestrian-vehicle incidents at the intersection of Shuswap Street and the Trans-Canada Highway (Dec. 18, 2011 and Feb. 16, 2012). Luckily there were no fatalities this time. The risk to pedestrians and vehicles at this crossing was raised during the Salmon Arm Smart Growth project completed in 2009. Suggestions to improve pedestrian

and vehicle safety included constructing a vehicle underpass on the TCH under Shuswap Street and (or) putting a pedestrianonly underpass in the vicinity of the Salmar Theatre. At that time, the former mayor indicated that he did not think the risk to pedestrians at the Shuswap Street intersection was great enough to warrant any changes. In my opinion, as evidenced by the recent incidents, this does not appear to be the case.

Perhaps it is time to revisit the Smart Growth ideas that would improve safety and make the downtown more pedestrianfriendly. The recommendations of the Smart Growth project can be accessed on the City of Salmon Arm website (www.salmonarm. ca/siteengine/activepage.asp) by clicking on Smart Growth Report. Bill Remphrey

Care at Shuswap Lake Hospital appreciated On Feb. 17 as I usually do, I booted up, with cleats, grabbed walking stick and dog harness and off we went. Big mistake. I fell breaking my ankle. I managed to get to my own house and my daughter flew up and with grandson got me into a car and to hospital at 11.30 a.m. I was informed it would take a little while as there had been seven ankles, six wrists and two serious fender benders at that point. More came in after me. I take my hat off to our hospital. Despite

the many serious injuries, they coped with quiet care, kindness and efficiency, and did as much as they could as speedily as possible. I had surgery about 6.30 p.m. on Friday by a very kind, efficient orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Parfitt and had to stay in hospital for two nights. The staff were pushed to the limit and they all deserve medals, and I know many of them put in a great deal of overtime.

Many times the hospital and doctors here get criticized when people don’t understand some of the procedures. I want to say a very public thank you to the doctors, staff, X-ray techs and nurses, who helped me cope at our hospital here. They really worked hard that day and I hope they don’t run into another day like it again. Thank you so very much for your care. Mrs. J. Halliwell

McGuire Lake suited for educational purposes I find it very odd that there is so much insistence on stocking McGuire Lake for a “kid’s fishing experience” when a very short walk away are the Shuswap lakes where there are abundant fish in their natural environment. Stocking tiny McGuire Lake, which cannot support fish, strikes me as akin to stock-

ing a barrel of water with fish. But at least a stocked barrel wouldn’t disturb turtles or other animals. Wouldn’t it be more instructive to have school children study McGuire Lake in terms of it being a small and limited environment. They could identify and count all the plants,

insects and animals that call it home. It would be a wonderful outdoor classroom experience for school children to learn that there is a balance of different life cycles in the biology of tiny but beautiful McGuire Lake. Ehor Shklanka



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Taxing times for B.C. VICTORIA – Before this week’s budget debate is drowned out by the shouting over the teachers’ dispute, here’s a look at the main points and the arguments unfolding around them. The setting for Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s first budget is what he dreaded when Premier Christy Clark handed him the job. Recovery is painfully slow, with mining and petroleum growing and forest products struggling to hold and build on gains made in Asia. This and the $3 billion dismantling of the harmonized sales tax moved Falcon to limit overall spending growth to an average of two per cent for the next three years. That means little or no increase to all areas except health care, education and social assistance. Despite holding the line on public service pay and not replacing 2,000 positions over the next three years, Clark and Falcon had to postpone the elimination of the 2.5-per-cent small business income tax to get to a balanced budget by 2013. And Falcon has again dangled the prospect of raising general corporate income tax from 10 to 11 per cent, but not until 2014. Business experts applauded the hard line on spending, noting the contrast with Alberta’s big Despite holding the spending and Ontario’s big spending hangover. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston says Fal- line on public service con’s two-per-cent spending target is “unrealis- pay and not replacing tic,” and the whole program is motivated mostly 2,000 positions over by two by-elections this year and a general electhe next three years, tion next year. He said the proposal to raise genClark and Falcon eral business taxes is a repeat of his effort to save had to postpone the HST, and it won’t happen if the B.C. Liberals the elimination of win in 2013. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins made the 2.5-per-cent small the bizarre claim that it’s an NDP-style “tax and business income tax spend” budget, and inaccurately accused Falcon to get to a balanced of raising taxes on small business. He also joined budget by 2013. And the NDP chorus of outrage over ICBC, BC Falcon has again Hydro and medical premium increases. dangled the prospect Some other hot topics in the budget: • Selling assets. The big one here is B.C.’s of raising general liquor wholesaling monopoly, run out of warecorporate income houses in Kamloops and Vancouver. Falcon tax from 10 to 11 per insists the private sector does this kind of work cent, but not until more efficiently, and union contracts will be pro2014. tected in a bidding process. The NDP argues that selling off a monopoly puts this government cash cow at risk, and points to private retail stores with higher prices and lower wages. The proposed sale of 100 surplus Crown properties has raised cries of “selling the silverware to buy groceries.” But land sales are nothing new for governments, and Falcon prefers that to raising taxes. • Carbon tax. The last scheduled increase goes ahead in July, adding another penny on a litre of gasoline, followed by a freeze and review of the whole climate program. Ralston says the climate plan is “in tatters,” along with dozens of other policy areas that are also under review after 11 years of B.C. Liberal rule. NDP leader Adrian Dix vows to keep the carbon tax and its offsetting personal income tax cuts, direct carbon tax revenues to transit and rural energy-saving retrofits, and hike the general corporate tax rate from 10 to 12 per cent to pay for it. • HST. Asked what he would have done as finance minister, Ralston suggested getting rid of the HST sooner. Dix continues to misrepresent the HST as solely a transfer to big business, ignoring the small and mediumsized businesses that have a year left to take advantage of input tax credits. Simon Fraser University economist Jon Kesselman has estimated that poor people will be worse off when the HST ends, while the rest of us will see a very small net benefit. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

Polar bear photo offends I found it completely in bad taste that a picture of a stuffed polar bear by photographer James Murray that was on display at the annual Fish and Game Club banquet was put in the Observer last week (page A36). Speaking for myself – dead animals are not what all the people want to see, especially ones that are threatened, listed as “vulnerable” and on the “Species at Risk List.” Not all people support the slaughter of our Canadian wildlife, let alone the celebration of it at an annual banquet. Please keep this private for members only. I would like to remind people

that the polar bear in Canada is under a great deal of hardship just to survive. The federal government gave notice in 2011 that the polar bear is on the Species at Risk list. Their status remains “vulnerable” and at serious risk due to shrinking sea ice and thought to be caused by climate change and hunting, which the Canadian government still charges $35,000 for a hunting licence for an adult male in prime like the one pictured – despite its ‘vulnerability.’ This picture is a clear reminder that hunting is still a serious threat and I don’t appreciate having it thrown in my

face through the local paper. Let this remind us all that wildlife is vulnerable and celebrating this publicly is unacceptable. And the celebration of it should be private, if this is what members wish to do. Please, in the future, keep the controversial subject of hunting to yourself – not everyone wants to hear about it or see the dead, stuffed ones. Thank you for your consideration of all people in this community – especially the ones that want our wildlife in this country to be shot with cameras. Joyce Adams

Keep Canadian oil for Canadians I have been researching Canada’s oil supply and consumption patterns as a result of the apparent eagerness of the government to open the tap to Asia. It seems that Canada currently imports close to 50 per cent of its annual needs, and exports nearly 60 per cent of its annual production. It seems to me that if the economic prosperity of Canadians is really the first priority of the federal government, as

we are reminded almost daily, we ought to be meeting our own needs first with Canadian oil, and selling what we have left over. What logic, economic or otherwise, is there in remaining subject to global markets when it is not necessary? Corporate ‘rip off’ rings a bell, doesn’t it? Dirty or not, tar sands crude is Canadian property, and apparently nearly limitless in

comparison to other sources. What makes economic sense in selling our own oil to other countries before we have met our own needs? Wouldn’t it be nice if gasoline was still under a dollar per litre? Where is a national energy strategy? The pipeline should be going in the opposite direction. William Lytle-McGhee

Make MPs’ records available to public Open letter to Vic Toews, minister responsible for public safety: As a Canadian with nothing to hide and no fear of authoritarian bullies, I would like to propose an amendment to your odious Internet control bill. 1. The Internet records of all

members of Parliament will become a part of the public record immediately upon election of that member to office. This includes all records then existing for the individual back to the age of majority from all sources and all new records from home, phone, office or public library

access to the Internet. As public information it would be available without copyright for commentary, analysis, debate and satire to members of the Canadian public. Chris George, Notch Hill

Leap into giving something extra Leap year offers February 29th to us all as an ‘extra’ day’s time and income every four years. Given the needs of society and our natural world we’d like to encourage folks to consider giving just one of their ‘extra’ 24 hours, in time or salary. Sometime over this leap year

then, when it best fits your convenience or pocketbook, why not contribute a little something of yourself to the community or charitable organization of your choice. If we all give just a little, especially such a small part of this ‘free day’ the world has given so generously to us, then we’re


going to add up to making a big difference in our communities and society. ...and businesses might want to similarly ponder how they might give a little extra as well. Happy Leap Year everyone. Jackie Moad & Laurie Gourlay

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Mount Ida Hall was jammed for a successful fancy dress ball staged by the local Women’s Institute. Among the prize winners, for costume and dancing were Mrs. Aitken, Frank Montieth, Mrs. S. Gilbert, Mr. Odell, Miss Kathleen Dolan, Mr. and Mrs. B. Brown and N. Rumball.


After serving here three years Rev. T.G. Griffiths of First United Church accepted a call from a Vancouver parish. On the motion of Councillor Montieth, district council agreed to abolish the wild land tax.


City and district councils decided to hold a joint meeting in an attempt to resolve a number of differences, including problems of improving the domestic water supply. It was announced that all owners of revolvers would be required to register them under the provisions of the Criminal Code.


Salmon Arm teachers reached agreement with the school board when the latter agreed to add a $400 cost of living bonus to the salary scale. Sale to S. Berger of the property on Alexander Avenue occupied by the theatre was announced by the Salmon Arm Community Co-operative Association. Meanwhile , a new community theatre was being erected on the opposite side of the street.


Two village landmarks were slated to disappear to make way for a service station at the intersection of McLeod Road and the Trans-Canada Highway. Being torn down were a house built by J.S. Day and his father in 1908, which was first their home and later the residence of J.L. Jackson: and a two-storey house, built about 1915, for many years the home of former mayor William Newnes. Village commission decided to put a plebiscite to determine if taxpayers wished to assist with the cost arena construction.

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Tom Bone teaches social studies and comparative civilizations in a country totally foreign to the one where he was born. Intrigued by a Chinese recruiter who visited UBC Okanagan in his final year of the teaching program, Bone accepted a position with Maple Leaf Education Systems’ Wuhan International School upon graduation five years ago. “I’ve always loved things Chinese and one of my goals was to visit the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China,” he says. “The recruiter pitched a pretty good plan; the cost of living is much cheaper.” On the downside, Bone says the air quality in the highly industrialized city is the worst he has ever experience – akin to smoking about a pack of cigarettes a day. Formerly a walled city, Wuhan sits at the very centre of the Yanghtze’s long course to the sea. “There are manufacturers of all kinds of things, I’m not sure what, I just see a lot of factories and a lot of smoke.” There is a lot of construction too, but Bone says buildings, mostly made of cement, are poorly constructed and, while they may look beautiful from afar, they crumble easily. “They’re not even letting the cement cure, they’re building right on top of it, they’re in a rush. I’ve never seen anything develop so fast,” he says. “I Looked out my window and counted 18 high cranes – the buildings grow like weeds.” While his course material is the same as what is offered at Salmon Arm Secondary, the students are not. All of Bone’s students are from monied families who are able to pay the $7,000 annual tuition. “Our students go to this school so they can go to a western college or university; they believe education there is worth more than in China,” says Bone, noting the belief comes from the big corporations. “Rank and status are very important to them.” He says parents will choose a “name” university in the West over a college where their children could get more

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Culture shift: Socialism is rapidly losing ground to consumerism among youth in Wuhan, China. support, not only with studies, but with language issues. “The parents would be ashamed, there’s a lot of parental pressure.” Bone says that while it is a “touchy” subject, he and his students talk frequently about human rights. And, while the students believe children should not be working in factories, something that happens in some smaller communities, they don’t seem to find their laws onerous. “I see a very controlled society; if someone put a pie in (Prime Minister) Harper’s face, they could still walk and tell the story – in China, you would never do that,” he says. “The students say they should have more rights, but it’s not their number one concern.” And while he acknowledges China is ruled by a totalitarian government, he says that from what he sees, it is one that is trying to do its best for the people of China - to make a better standard of living for everybody. “I see a lot of young people, lots of universities, a lot of happy people,” he says, noting there are lots of classroom jokes about there being more Chinese capitalists than socialists. “They are becoming consumers, more selfactualized, and they remind me more of more of our society. And they blame the West for criticizing them when we’ve done the same thing.”


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Bone says he’s very happy teaching in Wuhan, where there is a mix of Chinese and Canadian teachers – including two other Salmon Arm colleagues, Amanda Van Ember and Demi Broderick. The biggest drawback is that, except for the one year they all lived in China, Bone’s wife and children remain in Canada. But he gets a five-week break in January and is home again for the summer at the end of June – and the children are not little. His youngest son graduates from high school this year and his daughter will be 22. Bone was a machinist on the Lower Mainland for 15 years, who came to work the weekend shift at Newnes and managed to go to UBC Okanagan fulltime to complete his degree. He has seen the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City, and a lot more of the country that intrigued him for so long. Bone takes public buses that, he says, are very cheap but always unbelievably over-crowded. “It’s laughable, it’s like a comedy,” he says. “They keep pushing them in even when the doors won’t open.” And even though they have a Walmart, Bone does much of his shopping close to home and has “some of the most delicious food he’s ever had,” at his local Wuhan restaurant, famous for its hot, dry noodles.

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Salmon Arm man still missing By Roger Knox

family member walking near A&W in Salmon Arm. He is described as approximately six-feet tall with a slim build and grey hair. He has no teeth and does not wear dentures. He was last seen wearing black jogging pants, a grey wind-breaker jacket


Salmon Arm RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating an elderly male who has been missing since mid-morning Thursday, Feb. 23. Joseph Konotopski, 68, was last seen by a

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and a black toque. Konotopski has medical concerns and should be seen by a doctor. If anyone has seen Konotopski, it is requested they call the Salmon Arm Detachment at 250-832-6044, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

City website redesign planned Tender: U.S. CivicPlus offers best capabilities, service. By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

A U.S. company has been chosen to redesign the City of Salmon Arm’s website. Six companies were contacted by the city, as part of its request for proposal (RFP) process, to update the municipality’s website. The website was last overhauled in 2005. Four companies responded with RFPs, three from the U.S., and iCompass, a company based in Kamloops. A memo to council from corporate services director Monica

Dalziel shows staff recommending to council that the website redesign contract be awarded to Manhattan, Kansas company CivicPlus, for the total project cost of $25,279. iCompass was the lowest bidder at $7,500. However, that company did not score as well based on a list of criteria used by the city in its evaluation process. Applicants were required to score a minimum of 70 points out of 100 on factors including project compliance and methodology, company experience, qualifications

of personnel and ability to meet a schedule. iCompass tallied 62.7 points, while CivicPlus came out on top with 88.5 points. They also had the lowest bid among applicants that met the city’s criteria. “It is recommended that CivicPlus be awarded the City of Salmon Arm website redesign services contract,” writes Dalziel. “This proposal meets the requirements of the city from a creative, functionality, accessibility, esthetics, stable, innovative, modern applications, user friendly, etc. perspectives.

They will process 140 standard pages and allow up to 700 supporting elements such as calendars, links, photos, graphics, etc.” Goals of the website redesign include enhancing and expanding communications with users (residents, businesses, etc.), promoting participation, handling more information, improving simplicity/ease of navigation and enhancing security/stability. Council supported the recommendation, with Coun. Chad Eliason noting the update has been a longtime coming.

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The British Columbia Chicken Marketing Board (BCCMB) with the assistance of the Cou Council of Marketing Boards (COMB) will be conducting a random draw for applicants to form waiting list(s) for the Interior and Lower Mainland Regions of BC. 15 applicants will be drawn for each region. Drawn applicants will be placed on the applicable waiting list in the order drawn. Each waiting list will be for quota to be issued in any amount not to exceed 7,716 kilograms live weight per 8 week cycle as required by the Board. Applicants may apply by submitting an application form and the applicable fee to the Council of Marketing Boards by no later than 4:00 pm PST on March 23, 2012. The draw will be held by COMB on March 27, 2012. Application forms and the regulations regarding the New Entrant Program for Growers can be downloaded from If you have any questions or would like the application package to be mailed, please contact the BC Chicken Marketing Board at (604) 859-2868.

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Best advice: stay off By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

No matter how safe it looks, don’t take the chance. People have been observed walking on Shuswap and McGuire lake ice lately, to their peril. While the ice might be safe in one spot, that doesn’t mean it’s safe just a few feet or yards away. “What people need to understand, ice is rarely uniform in thickness. It may be a foot thick in one place and a few inches a few feet away,” says Mike Bailey, assistant fire chief with the Salmon Arm Fire Department. Earlier this month, a father died in Wood Lake near Kelowna after the ice collapsed while he was playing hockey with his son. Bailey notes a lot of factors affect ice safety, such as water depth, fluctuations in water level, the size of the

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Ice conditions unpredictable: People are warned to avoid straying onto lake ice as the risk of falling through increases day by day. Ice thickness can vary widely in a small area and is affected by many environmental factors. water body, currents, chemicals that might have entered the water, and any type of debris in the water that absorbs heat from the sun. Whether ice fishing, walking or cross-country skiing, ice should be a minimum of four inches (10 centimetres) thick in order to support a person, he says. Bailey also points out that people often mis-

takenly think snow on top of ice can make it stronger. It actually makes it weaker, he says, by creating an insulating layer that can thin the ice. “A good, solid, clear ice would be adequate at four inches, but say snow is involved among the ice, it wouldn’t be enough to support the weight of an adult,” he says.

The best advice at this time of the year is to stay off the ice, Bailey warns. “Especially in the spring when the ice starts to thaw, the thickness of the ice can’t be determined – there’s no way to tell. Ice may look solid, but because of currents and the way ice melts, ice can be strong in one place and weak in another.”

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A non-profit group is hoping to restore credibility to the esthetics and spa industry in B.C. In 2003, the provincial government deregulated the cosmetology industry, a move that meant licensing and certification to practise were no longer required, and schools can determine their own curricula, since there is no legislation or standardization. “There have been many health and safety complaints from the public about the industry,� says Dee Lewis, former owner of Deeco and president of the Estheticians and Spa Professionals Association of B.C. (E-SPABC), of

which she is founding president. Lewis says she was asked to represent the North Okanagan on a provincial personal service industry committee in 2005. The offshoot of that committee that finished their work and dissolved last July, was E-SPABC, a group whose goal is to address current problems and strengthen the industry by supporting individuals and lobbying for positive change. “It’s long overdue, we would still like to see reregulation and licensing, but this is second best,� says Lewis, who notes Victoria clearly wants the industry to regulate itself. “The province wants to see a strength in the numbers and we need to grow the association.�

Dee Lewis E-SPABC PRESIDENT Lewis hoped that would happen Sunday when the society debuted at the Esthetique SPA International (ESI) Trade Show in Vancouver. “For B.C. to be able to join the world’s stage in this booming industry, we need to join together as professionals and prove ourselves, as world-class individuals,� says Lucy Griffith, E-SPABC vice-presi-

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Training the brain, body without using medications By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

Joan Von Niessen is a coach, but she doesn’t work with bats, balls, hockey pucks or skates. Instead she is armed with sensors that can record brain activity and a range of programs tailored to the issues her clients wish to address. Von Niessen has recently opened a new business in Salmon Arm, called Shuswap Biofeedback, which is a treatment technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies. By providing clients with information about how their bodies are responding, clients can learn to bring their bodies into a more optimal, relaxed state that can reduce stress and anxiety as well as help manage health problems like depression, migraine headaches, epilepsy, autism, ADHD or stroke. Biofeedback techniques have also been used on high-performance ath-


Biofeedback: Joan Von Niessen administers an HEG (hemoencephalography) device on Jocelyne Baker’s forehead. letes to achieve peak performance. “In our society today, our balance between our sympathetic and parasympathetic systems can be thrown out of whack. Many people are living in a continual state of fight-or-flight, and our bodies were not meant to live like that,” says Von Niessen. “Biofeedback is a technique that helps people gain control of their bodies, by slowing the breath, relaxing the muscles

and learning to flip the switch back to the parasympathetic system.” Neurofeedback, which is a subset of biofeedback, involves directing brain activity into healthy patterns and, through repetition, these new pathways can become ingrained. A registered nurse for 22 years, Von Niessen became interested in the area of biofeedback through her husband, who works at an alternate school and often

deals with children with emotional and behavioural problems. “It was frustrating that the only option was medication, and once the medication is stopped the symptoms return. Whereas neurofeedback is drug free, safe and has the potential to create permanent changes in the brain,” she says. Von Niessen recently completed an intensive course in Florida. Using sensors placed

on the person’s head, Von Niessen can see a visual mapping of brain waves and then uses computer programs to direct the brain into optimum patterns. For example, a client would be directed to watch a Pacman game on a screen. As their brain waves begin to switch from an agitated to a calm state, the game becomes brighter and the Pacman moves more quickly around the board. This feedback encourages the person to continue to use their brain in that way. Another program shows a river scene, but as the person calms their breathing and thought patterns, the scene begins to become more colourful and other images start to appear. But, she stresses, to visualize changes, participants need to commit to a program, generally 20 to 40 sessions, to see results. As well, extended health plans do not cover the service. “It’s not a quick fix, this is a longer term

therapy that is designed to create permanent changes,” she says. The Shuswap Biofeedback clinic operates out of the lower level of the Maple Tree Medical

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Best in BC: Clockwise from top left, Hailey Haskell does her part for Team ThompsonOkanagan; the Zone 2 Ringette team celebrates their win; speedskater Alyssa Skaalid, fourth from right, lines up; crosscountry skier, Seth Van Varseveld, collapses after giving it his all; the Zone 2 Badminton team’s Laura-Beth Moore competes in doubles with her Kelowna teammate; and Judoka Ken Kosowick, on right side of photo, earns a bronze.



BC Winter Games highlight Shuswap athletic excellence By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF


huswap athletes are among B.C.’s best. At the BC Winter Games in Vernon Feb. 23 to 26, local athletes brought home their share of medals. In badminton, the Thompson-Okanagan Zone 2 team was made up of a record number of Salmon Arm residents. Eight of the 10 athletes were from the Shuswap, with two from Kelowna. In the final standings, the team brought home a bronze medal. Local team members were Garrin

McDonnell, Samuel Kruk, Kael Amdam, Luke Wiebe, Hannah Whitehead, Chantel Holmes and Laura-Beth Moore, all of Salmon Arm, plus James Huntington of Enderby. In the gold-medal match, the Mixed Doubles team of Garrin McDonnell of Salmon Arm and Kelowna’s Claudia Lauretta captured a silver medal, and in the Doubles Girls category, Hannah Whitehead and Laura-Beth Moore, both of Salmon Arm, also came home with a silver. In curling, Salmon Arm’s Shayna Doll, playing third, helped her team capture a bronze medal in the Female Curling

division final standings. The Female Hockey division saw the Thompson Okanagan Zone 2 team lose in the bronze-medal game, coming fourth. Team members included three members of the Salmon Arm Midget Rep Silvertips: Hailey Haskell of Salmon Arm, former Salmon Arm resident Jenna Lazar (now from Vernon) and Ali Roine of Lumby. In Judo, Ken Kosowick of Salmon Arm claimed a bronze medal in the men’s under 55-kg. division. In the Cross-Country Skiing division, two teams took home medals. The ‘Hey Look a Squirrel’ team of Eliza-Jane Kitchen and

Alexander Corbett of Salmon Arm, Elena Bruns of Mara, plus Gareth Williams of Kelowna, captured a silver in the 4 by 2-km mixed relay, while the Tropicana team garnered a bronze. Tropicana team members included Micah Bucher of Tappen, plus teammates from Revelstoke and West Kelowna. Local individual winners in the CrossCountry Skiing division were Micah Bucher of Tappen with a bronze in the Individual Sprint Juvenile Girls 400-metre event, and Andrew Nash of Salmon Arm with a silver in the Individual Sprint Midget Boys 400See Cross-country on page A16

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Coaching to national success By Martha Wickett

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If you were watching the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on television Sunday, you would have heard the name of one of Salmon Arm’s unsung heroes. Darryl Horne. Horne is coach of Alberta’s Heather Nedohin rink, who defeated all others to claim the right to represent Canada at the World Women’s Championship match on March 17 in Lethbridge. Horne’s spouse Kate Horne, a former member of the Salmon Arm Jewels who went by the name Terri Kato in those days, says the Alberta rink phoned Darryl, who was well-

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Icebreakers defeat Kelowna The Shuswap Icebreakers faced Kelowna in Rutland this past weekend, skating away with a 4-1 victory. The Icebreakers blasted out of the gate with three unanswered goals in the first period. Scoring for Shuswap were Jordan Turner, Chloe Latosky and Mikaela Curdyk – the second and third goals coming just 28 seconds apart. Kelowna would finally solve the Icebreaker’s netminder half way through the final frame, but the visitors proved too tough for the home team on the back of a strong defensive effort from Teagan Findlay, Emma Gollan, Hannah Patterson, Heidi-Leigh Boileau and Natasha Kociuba. Bethany Wilson sealed the victory for Shuswap, scoring with just under eight minutes left to play in the game. The Icebreakers travel to Enderby to face Vernon this Saturday.

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known from his curling days in Edmonton, and asked him if he’d coach them. “They said, ‘We think you’re the person who might take us over the top,’ recalls Kate. Curling coaches put in hours and hours of work, but don’t get much recognition – not like in hockey. For instance, every night at the tournament, when everyone else had gone home, Darryl and fifth Amy Nixon would throw rock after rock to see if there was anything “weird” with them, says Kate, an exceptional curler herself. That way, they’d be able to advise the team on how and when to throw them. Darryl’s strength lies in the technical aspects of curling, as well as


Coach extraordinaire: Salmon Arm’s Darryl Horne, top right, coached the Heather Nedohin rink to a national win. managing people, she says. “At such an event, senses are heightened,” she explains, noting with a laugh that a paper

cut can seem tragic. “It’s about managing the emotions.” As for the competitions, Kate notes with a smile that

Darryl and his team are heading south. The Albertas were in Leduc, the Scotties were in Red Deer and the Worlds are in Lethbridge.

Curlers of all ages representing city well At the Salmon Arm Ladies Open Curling Bonspiel over the weekend in Salmon Arm, A event winners were: Hetty Burt from Salmon Arm with 3rd Wendy Cseke, 2nd Kate Horne and Lead Deb Harrison. The B event went to: Terri Palmer from Winfield with 3rd Cindy Richards, 2nd Ursula Rymarchuk and lead Fern Conelly. C event winners were: Cora Prevost from Enderby with 3rd Brenda Noble, 2nd Gloria Morgan and lead Claire Rosin.

Long win Skip David Long’s Salmon Arm Curling Club rink won the Regional Mix Playdowns hosted by the Revelstoke Curling

Club on Feb 24–26. Along with Long, teammates were Sandra Jenkins third, Tracey LaTosky lead, and Jared Jones second. Long heads to the BC Provincial Mixed Playdowns in Nanaimo from March 15 to 18.

To provincials The Salmon Arm Secondary School boys curling team consisting of Jordan Baart, Todd McCauley, Jackson Calvert, Brandon Boyd and coach Kate Horne will be travelling to Dawson Creek for the B.C. High School Provincial Championship playdowns March 8 to 10.

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On the way: Kate Horne and Debbie Harrison watch as skip Hetty Burt throws a rock towards winning the Salmon Arm Ladies’ Open Curling Bonspiel held over the weekend. Hobbs/McAllister and the Grand Masters 70+ Combined Provincial Championship will curl in Kimberley

from March 6 to 9. Participating will be the local team of Henry Lefebvre, Ron Cook, Ken Nielsen and Merv

Weightman, who were the 2012 Hobbs/ McAllister 60+ Zone Champions at Lumby in January.

Cross-country skiers frequent podium Continued from pg 15 m, followed by Nelson Kleer of Celista with a bronze. In the Individual Start Juvenile Girls 5-km division, Salmon Arm’s Eliza-Jane Kitchen sped to a gold medal, and Elena

Bruns of Mara claimed a bronze. For the Individual Start Midget Boys 3.5km race, Salmon Arm’s Andrew Nash earned a gold medal, and Seth Van Varseveld, also of Salmon Arm, captured a bronze. In the Individual Start

Midget Girls 3.5-km event, Miya Kosowick of Salmon Arm brought home a bronze medal. In the Freestyle Skiing division final standings, Salmon Arm’s Brandt Adams earned a respectable fifth-place finish in the Big Air category.

In Speed Skating, Alyssa Skaalid of Enderby, who skates with the Salmon Arm Icebreakers Speed Skating Club, took home a bronze medal in the Final A division for the 400-m Girls race. The Thompson-

Okanagan Zone 2 Ringette team also fared well. Made up of Kaylinn Bihari, Sara Martin, Kairo Mair and Taigan Radomske, all of Salmon Arm, plus Amelia Kruk of Tappen, the team earned a bronze medal in the final standings.

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Jewels nearly upset giants The Salmon Arm Secondary Junior Jewels were strong at the 2012 Junior Girls’ High School Basketball Valley Playdowns hosted at the Jackson Campus gym Friday and Saturday – but weren’t guaranteed a berth at the provincials. The Jewels, who won the North Zone during league play, defeated Sa-Hali of Kamloops 30-20, with Alyson Bannister named player of the game. Next was Penticton, ranked eighth, who Salmon Arm defeated 48-31. Player of the game was Carly McDonald. In the final game versus number-one ranked South Kam, the final score was 52-42 for South Kam. The Salmon Arm

squad was leading the Kamloops girls until the fourth quarter. “We led for threequarters of the game by as much as 12,” reported coach Lynn Durkee. “They hit four threes in the fourth quarter and pulled out a win. The girls played the toughest defence I’ve seen in years. They worked so hard and just came up short – they were so close to pulling off a major upset.” Defensive player of the game was Carly McDonald and player of the game, Alyson Bannister. Both Tricie Tuaiti and Zayhna Lewis were named all-stars. The Jewels, given an honourable mention in the rankings, faced a challenge from Kelow-

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Winners: Jr. Jewels player Carly McDonald moves the ball up court during the Jewels 30-20 win over Sa-Hali Secondary at the Junior Girls’ High School Basketball Valley Playdowns held in Salmon Arm. na, ranked 15th, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday – after press deadline – to determine who would join

South Kam at the provincials. In league play, the Jewels split their games with Kelowna.

In first-round action for the Valley Zone playoffs, the Senior Jewels basketball team played third place North Kamloops Saints Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Kamloops. Down 26-23 at the half, the Jewels missed the offensive tenacity inside of Sam Bergman (out with a broken finger) and North Kamloops played well in the second half to come away with a 54-33 win. Top Jewels scorer was Taylor Bahen with 8. The players and parents appreciated Terry Michell’s coaching this year. Five of the girls are graduating: Taylor Bahen, Claire Beldi, Steph Jetty, Stef Kelly and Ailsa McLellan.

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ing. The five-ft. six-in. Rabbitt led the Trojans in assists and was third in the ACAC south division with 59 assists in 18 games for an average of 3.28 per game. She is an Academic Upgrading student at SAIT Polytechnic.

Duxbury shines

Wrapping up her basketball season with a bang, Salmon Arm’s Jorri Duxbury was second highest scorer, earning 12 points for the TRU WolfPack at

the team’s final game at the Canada West playoff series held over the weekend. Although the ‘Pack lost two in a row in the best-of-three quarterfinal versus the thirdranked team in the nation, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, TRU had already found success, making its first appearance at the event. “We couldn’t hit shots in the first half but played better in the second,” TRU head coach Scott Reeves said of Saturday’s 56-


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’Backs to face Vipers in finale If they could harness their results from the opening of games and use it for a whole game, the Salmon Arm SilverBacks would be a dangerous team. The team’s two latest results, identical 4-1 losses to the Chilliwack Chiefs and Prince George Spruce Kings, saw the ’Backs score the first goal of the game. The Chiefs and Spruce Kings each responded with two goals in the second and third periods to claim their respective victories. On Wednesday versus the Chiefs, it was Garrett Hendrickson doing the damage early on with a goal set up by Shane Hanna and Morgan Zulinick. The lead held up until 9:55 of the second, when Josh Hansen tied it for the

visitors with his first of two on the night. David Bondra’s gamewinning marker came less than two minutes later. With Prince George in town on Saturday, Zulinick scored just 28 seconds into the game. The Spruce Kings got a pair of goals from Michael Colantone in the comeback win. Emotions boiled over late in the game as Jeff Kennedy, not to be outdone by brother Brendan who dropped his gloves the previous game, had a fight with BCHL leading scorer Paul De Jersey, and James Friedel had a tilt with Zack Rassell. Salmon Arm has scored the first goal in four of their last five games, but have just one win to show for it. With just four games remain-

Silver medal Shay-lyn Steiger of the SAS wrestling team took silver at the provincials in Penticton. She qualified to be on Team BC at nationals in Fredericton in April.


Welcome ’Back: Silverbacks forward Jeff Kennedy fights former ’Back Kody Dhaliwal for the puck behind the Chiefs’ net. ing on the calendar after Tuesday night’s game in Chilliwack (past Observer deadline), there isn’t a lot of time left. A major positive coming out of the weekend was the SilverBacks penalty-killing effort. The Gorillas held both the Chiefs and Spruce Kings scoreless in a combined seven power

plays. It’s something the team can perhaps rally around since they currently sit last in the league in penalty-killing efficiency. The ’Backs do have the opportunity to affect the Interior Conference standings as they have games remaining versus Merritt and Vernon. With the Vipers claw-

ing for a playoff spot, ruining their chances may be the most satisfying accomplishment the team can pull off at this point. Individually, Devin Muller can crack the 20-goal mark with a strong finish as he was sitting on 17 tallies going into Tuesday’s game. Zulinick can finish in the top-20 in BCHL scoring if he maintains his point-pergame pace through the end of the campaign. Salmon Arm finishes the schedule with three of four games on the road. They play Friday in Penticton before a date in Merritt on March 6. They conclude the season with a home-and-home set March 9 and 10 with Vernon, with the latter date being their last home game.

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teacher and team coach Chris Stromgren. “The town without the ski hill has one of the bigger teams.” In fact, there are no other school ski teams in the Okanagan, so

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Teams skate into playoffs The Salmon Arm Fix Auto Atom Saints played their first two playoff games of the season this past weekend, playing as the home team in Winfield against each of the two Winfield teams. Winfield proved to be too strong for the Saints’ revised lineup on Saturday, and the result was an 8-2 loss for the boys from Salmon Arm. Scoring for the Saints were Trent Poroznuk and Dominic Barbosa. With their regular lineup back on the ice on Sunday, the Saints came out strong in search of a victory. Both teams traded chance after chance but the game remained scoreless after two periods. Winfield would score early in the third period on an extended power play, before Trent Poroznuk slipped

the puck past the Winfield goaltender to tie it up for the Saints. The game appeared destined to end in a tie as both goaltenders made save after stellar save. Unfortunately for the visitors, Winfield was able to score the eventual game winner with 1:38 left to play in the game. The Saints faced Revelstoke at home on Tuesday.


Playoffs begin The Salmon Arm Atom Silvertips played their last two league games this weekend at the Shaw Centre against the Vernon #2 team, both days. Both games were very back and forth. Saturday, Vernon got away victorious with a 7-5 final score. Saturday’s goals were scored



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pera singer Stephanie ephanie Nakagawa is coming home – and she’s d bringing a friend. The Shuswap Music Festival Society and the Salmon Arm Rotary Daybreak Club present soprano Nakagawa and pianist Joni Chan at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at the SAGA Public Art Gallery. Join these two acclaimed, young artists for an evening of song, piano works by Chopin, arias by Puccini and more. Salmon Arm Secondary grad Nakagawa is currently pursuing her doctorate of music in voice at Indiana University, studying with Prof. Costanza Cuccaro, who enjoyed an international career in major opera houses around the world. Nakagawa also completed her master’s degree at Indiana University, having received her bachelor of music degree in opera from the University of British Columbia, where she was awarded the UBC Medal. Last summer, Nakagawa was a young artist with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. At university, she has performed Amy in Little Women, Yvette in La Rondine, and sang as a soloist in Paul Chihara’s Amatsu Kaze with the IU New Music Ensemble and Mozart’s Requiem with the IU Chamber Orchestra. Her other stage credits include Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Musetta in La Bohème, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Westcoast Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin in Italy, Prince George Symphony, and the North Bohemian Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. Nakagawa has also sung second Gossip in The Ghosts of Versailles and was a soloist in Ginastera’s Cantata para América Mágica with percussion orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival. Earlier this month, the young opera singer performed the role of Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring and was delighted her parents Lloyd and Itsako were able to travel to Indiana University to watch her perform.


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N kagawa hhas Nakagawa he Western Canada won the District Metropolitan Opera National Council and the British Columbia Provincial Festival of the Performing Arts. She holds Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Canada performance diplomas in both piano and voice (gold medalist). As well, the talented soprano was awarded the Canada Millennium Award, Wesbrook Scholar, Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship, BC Arts Council Award, Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Laureate, and the BMO National Scholarship. Nakagawa calls her friend Chan a versa-

Collaboration: Stephanie Nakagawa and pianist Joni Chan perform Sunday, March 11 at the SAGA Public Art Gallery.

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p tile pianist who plays beautifully on her own and as a collaborative pianist. “She’s amazing, and she’s the sweetest person ever,” says Nakagawa. “I’m very excited – it’s going to be so much fun doing this tour.” An active solo performer and sought-after accompanist, Chan has given concerts in Hong Kong and throughout the United States. Chan has won many awards and prizes, including a performer’s certificate from the University of Indiana – a rare honour given by the piano faculty.

• DINNER & SOCIALIZING Honouring St. David’s Day (March 1), the patron saint of Wales. 6 p.m. All people of Welsh heritage and their companions are invited. Phone Lawrence at 250-832-4415 or Wyn at 832-6071 for tickets at $15 each.

• WORLD DAY OF PRAYER First United Church hosts World Day of Prayer, this year written by the women of Malaysia. 1:30 p.m. at First United Church.

MARCH 4 & 18 • JAMMERS DANCE A variety of music for an evening of entertainment, starting at 7 p.m. If you play tunes, bring your instrument and join in. Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre, 170 Fifth Avenue.

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 7 • SHUSWAP WRITERS’ GROUP Meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mall at Piccadilly board room. Drop-ins welcome. Info: Shirley DeKelver 250-835-4544.

TUESDAY, MAR. 6 • LEARN MORE ABOUT CANADIAN IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS Shuswap Immigration Services will host a free presentation 6:30 to 8:30

She has also been th the recipient of first university’ Mozart Concerto prize in the university’s N Competition and The National Society of Arts and Letters Competition (Bloomington Chapter). The talented pianist was also selected to perform in an international music camp in Rome. Chan currently serves on the faculty of Vincennes University, Indiana’s oldest public institution of higher learning. As well, she is a doctoral candidate in piano performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she earned her bachelor and masters in music with high honours. Nakagawa and Chan’s tour begins March 8 in Burnaby’s Nikkei Centre, where the young performers will feature Japanese songs. The women will also perform in Enderby before presenting their talents in voice and piano to Salmon Arm March 11. “Being on stage is a lot of fun, I’m doing what I love,” says Nakagawa, noting she hopes to continue to perform and work at a university as a professor. “And I would love to come home (to Canada); it’s not until you leave that you realize how special it is and how you really do miss it.” The tour is sponsored by Daybreak Rotary and proceeds from by-donation admission to the concert at the SAGA Public Art Gallery will go to the Shuswap Music Festival. This is a festival Nakagawa holds dear, and one in which she won many awards in both voice and piano. “It was definitely great motivation and a preparation tool,” says the talented opera singer who won best in festival for voice “a few years in a row,” along with her other awards. “It’s nice to have that kind of supportive atmosphere for students.” Nakagawa also holds dear the support she has always received from her parents. “They’re the best,” she laughs, recalling her music festival years. “I remember my mother sitting outside because she was too nervous.”

p.m. Deo Lutheran Church, 1801 30th St. NE. Question and answer session to follow.

MON., MARCH 5 • ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR DINNER THEATRE AT MACKENZIE CAMP Another farce from Linzy Lunkwist, it will involve choreography and music as well as acting. Be at St. Andrew’s Church, Enderby, 1110 Belvedere. Rehearsals Sundays at 2 p.m. Info: 250-838-7315.

• BABY TALK All parents and young children from birth to 12 months are welcome to this drop-in group to learn about parenting. Runs Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. until June 25. Info: Baby Talk facilitator Diana Erickson 250-8336981. To view ongoing events visit our website:

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Music makers:

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Guitarist Eric St. Laurent, centre, performs with bassist Jordan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, left, and percussionist Michel DeQuevedo March 8 at the SAGA Public Art Gallery.

Tar sands KAIROS Salmon Arm, the Shuswap-Okanagan NDP and the Shuswap Environmental Action Society (SEAS) sponsor a public forum to raise public awareness of the Alberta tar sands at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 at the First United Church Hall.

Ballet Just For Kicks Dance Studio presents The Wizard of Oz, March 1-3 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m., at the Just For Kicks Studio at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. Tickets at $6 are available at Luckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Centenoka Park Mall.


Jazz pizzazz at SAGA By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Equinox The Northern Lights Chamber Choir presents Equinox, a concert of songs about spring and fall, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 and Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church in Sorrento. Tickets at $15 are available at Acorn Music, or from choir members.

SAGA show SAGA Public Art Gallery presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Icon: Post Office Library Art Gallery,â&#x20AC;? featuring a photographic history of the building, along with an evolving community story wall to which visitors can add their own memories. Opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, with live music and refreshments.

Shall we dance? Dance to Latin music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 at Interior Dance Studio. Call 250-8325306 for tickets, or pick them up at Hediâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine Bistro on Alexander Street from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.

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If jazz is your bag, get over to SAGA Public Art Gallery Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Eric St. Laurent, winner of the SOCAN award for Best Original Composition at the MontrĂŠal Jazz Festival and The Best Band Award at the Vienne (France) Jazz Festival, is coming back to Salmon Arm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and bringing two friends with him as the St. Laurent Trio. St. Laurent has been featured on more than 50 recordings, produced multiple albums, composed scores for short films and theatre, and toured extensively in Europe and Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just trying to keep up to Rich,â&#x20AC;? he laughs of good friend Richard Underhill, Juno Award-winning jazz sax man and former Salmon Arm resident.

St. Laurent is very clear about why electric guitar is his instrument of choice and jazz the venue for his music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, it is the most modern of instruments with a fairly new history,â&#x20AC;? he says, of the instrumentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emergence in the 1060s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a symbol of our times and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just getting started discovering what we can do with an electric guitar.â&#x20AC;? An now to the genre in which he makes his music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz, unlike other forms of music, is very much a collective art form,â&#x20AC;? he says, noting the members of his jazz trio compose music spontaneously together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly like a conversation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; question and response, and all this happens in real time. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not reading from music, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re creating spontaneously.â&#x20AC;? Each performance is

The Shuswap Film Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Film Festival closes Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. with The Woman on the 6th Floor, a French comedy. Meet in the lobby after the show for refreshments and handmade chocolates.

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also a conversation with the audience and dependant on mood, receptiveness, body language and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel the energy and we give back,â&#x20AC;? says St. Laurent. Joining St. Laurent is bassist Jordan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, who started music in his teens in an Ottawa heavy metal band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He got so good at it and eventually switched to jazz,â&#x20AC;? says St. Laurent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just decided to go to University of Toronto to get a degree in composition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That just shows what kind of guy he is â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always learning.â&#x20AC;? Rounding out the trio, Michel DeQuevedo is the percussionist, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the motor, the drive,â&#x20AC;? St. Laurent says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high energy, very aware, a very awake kind of guy.â&#x20AC;? Admission is by donation.


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Randy and Liana Yates ham it up for the cameras at the gala opening of the 23rd Shuswap International Film Festival running until March 3. JAMES MURRAY/OBSERVER

Film considers future with hope Shuswap in Transition presents The Economics of Happiness, an award-winning, full-length documentary film, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at the Salmar Classic Theatre. The film, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and John Page, describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new

paradigm – an economics of happiness. Five years in the making, The Economics of Happiness is a global tour-de-force – going beyond identifying problems, it outlines realistic solutions, drawing inspiration from the emerging worldwide movement for economic localization—urban gardens in Detroit, Transition Towns, hands-on education in Japan, community farming in India, cultural preservation in Peru. The film shows that the solutions to our most pressing environmental, economic and social crises can simultaneously improve our quality of life. It features acclaimed economists, environmentalists and scholars including Vandana Shiva, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Juliet Schor, Richard Heinberg, Bhutanese film director Khyentse Norbu,

and the first prime minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Samdhong Rinpoche. “A powerful film that cuts deeply to the heart of the global crisis. Magnificent.” says David Suzuki, television presenter and environmentalist. Author and philosopher Joanna Macy writes: “It is good news indeed to find so persuasive an explanation of our ailing world as The Economics of Happiness. This film connects the dots between climate chaos, economic meltdown and our own personal suffering, stress, loneliness and depression.” Zac Goldsmith, a member of the UK parliament, called it “A must-see film for the future of the planet.” Shuswap in Transition is a citizeninspired initiative to help Salmon Arm and the Shuswap region

transition to a lowcarbon, sustainable future better prepared to weather the inevitable shocks presented by the challenges of fossil fuel depletion, climate change and global economic instability. Displays in the lobby on film night will include Shuswap Seed Savers and Shuswap Food Action Co-op. Werner and Brigitte Gysi will sell organic snacks and drinks. Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested minimum donation of $5.



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Play leaves ’em laughing Barb Brouwer review OBSERVER STAFF

If laughter is the best medicine, Shuswap Theatre has the best prescription this week. The current Mainstage Production, Leading Ladies, is stellar, from the actors on stage to the large crew responsible for set design and decor, to Cilla Budda’s costume designs. Director Julia Body has welded together an able cast and, with a light hand, allowed the comedy to flow freely. “The breakneck pace and physical comedy of farce is challenging, but cast and crew were up for the challenge from the beginning,” says Body, who notes she wanted to direct the play from the moment it was considered for the current theatre season. “The characters are ridiculous but lovable, and the plot is relentlessly hilarious.” Body asks who in their right mind would pass up a play that combines Shakespeare, sword-fighting, crossdressing, the tango and a police shootout? Who indeed? What takes more than two hours to unfold on stage seems more like half an hour. Fred Green proves yet again why he is cast in many of Shuswap Theatre’s productions. His hilarious take on Leo – one of two downand-out actors trying to make a living performing Shakespeare on the

Moose Lodge circuit in Amish country, gets the party going. Formerly a sound technician, George Rithaler has been coaxed out of the booth and onto the stage – and not a moment too soon. As Jack, the able counterpoint to Green’s Leo, Rithaler is hilarious, and the two play off one another, not only with dialogue but with side-splitting facial expressions and gestures. Also proving herself able to emote beyond dialogue, Kaitlin Hunter’s facial expressions add depth – and hilarity – to her role as Meg. Randy Brogdan is excellent as Meg’s stuffed-shirt, conservative, ordained fiancé, who’s eyeballing a sizeable inheritance for his own purposes. In real life, Haley McDonnell is thinking of pursuing theatre studies at university. She’s certainly off to a good start. Her portrayal of the vocabulary-wise, bubble-headed Audrey is excellent, as are Peter Molnar as “Dr. Death” and Jean-Phillip Lord as his son Butch. Longtime Shuswap Theatre dynamo Aileen Brand may have a small part in the production, but her portrayal of Florence, the millionaire and cause of the onstage pandemonium, is bigger than life and equally hilarious. Dressed as maids, props people Rebecca

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Marchand, who was filling in for Teresa McKerral, and the gumsmacking, cheeky Thea Mongerson keep the laughter rolling during set changes. So there you have it. Hilarity on all fronts sums up the show. If you could do with an evening of laughter, be sure to get to the theatre on Hudson before

Leading Ladies wraps on Saturday. Tickets at $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $7 for students are available at Wearabouts. If there are remaining tickets for each performance, they will be available at the door (cash or cheque only). Shuswap Theatre is a Shugo participant. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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for their involvement and support. Living Waters Dental Clinic provides emergency relief from dental pain or infections by performing extractions and fillings, for those in financial need. Would you like to join us in our mission to help serve these dental needs in our community? If so, please make your donations to Living Waters Housing Society, which is a recognized charity with Canada Revenue Agency. Donations may be: • Dropped off at Living Waters Community Church - 180 Lakeshore Drive NW, from 9 am to noon Tuesday to Friday, or • Mailed to PO Box 308, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N5 You may phone (250) 463-1631 or Email for more information. Donated funds are used to help those in our community who are on fixed incomes or those deemed to be the working poor.

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Gray Thomas and Tyler Walton are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Duncan Mountain Spirit ThomasWalton. Duncan was born in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on February 16th at 6:10 a.m. and weighed 8 lbs. Proud grandparents are Joan and Ron Freed of Gleneden, Bart Thomas of Enderby and Dianne and Griff Walton of Sorrento.

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LESTER RICHARDS PINEO May 30, 1916 - February 26, 2012 Born in Calgary on May 30, 1916, and moved to New Westminster BC, when he was a child. Les worked for his father who owned C.J. Pineo Shoes, in New Westminster for many years. In the 1950’s Les and his wife Florence moved to Vancouver where he worked for Eatons. Les left the city in 1965 for the rural life in Salmon Arm with his wife Florence and 2 year old baby daughter Denise. They purchased an acreage in South Canoe and added two more girls to the family. Les raised Tennessee Walker horses for many years and was very involved in the Salmon Arm Light Horse Association. He was also very involved in the Salmon Arm Fair Association as a director for many years. Les opened Pineo Shoes in the current TD Bank location and for several years sold an assortment of western riding gear and foot wear. In the mid seventies he joined Canada Post as a Rural Route Carrier until he retired at 77 years of age. In retirement, Les and his wife Florence got very involved in raising and breeding Corgis and showed them all over Western Canada at dog shows. He enjoyed his final years in South Canoe still in the original home he bought in 1965. Les is survived by his wife Florence, 3 daughters, Denise (John Jacques), Rochelle (John Dale) and Monique (Tom Stuart) He has 7 grandchildren, Evan, Arielle, Sterling, Kennedy, Jayden, Katelyn and Matthew. Les requested no funeral, he will be cremated by Bowers Funeral Home and his ashes will be spread at a later date with the immediate family.

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HANNU TARKKONEN Eino Juhana ( H a n n u ) Tarkkonen died suddenly in Salmon Arm, BC on February 13, 2012 at the age of 63 years. The funeral service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Friday morning, March 2nd at 11 a.m. with Pastor Erik Bjorgan officiating, with pianist - soloist Catherine Kroetch assisting. Cremation will follow with interment in Mt. Ida Cemetery at a later date. Born in Finland on August 8, 1948. Hannu was a long haul trucker, with routes all over North America. He has resided in the Canoe – Salmon Arm area since 1993, being a faithful caregiver for his mother. He was predeceased by his father, Kauko Tarkkonen in Toronto, his brother, Jukka, in Maple Ridge, as well his close companion, his dog Keisha (who was laid to rest following his master’s death). Survived by his mother, Salme Myllyniemi of Salmon Arm, her two sisters and their families, Liisa and Lahja of Finland, his long time friends, George and Nancy Ferguson, and Gary Davies. Email condolences may be sent to Hannu’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. A Fisherman’s Prayer…. Lord grant that I may live to fish upon my dying day and when I’ve made my final cast Most humbly do I pray, That when in God’s safe landing net I’m peacefully asleep That in His mercy I’ll be found good enough to keep.


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In Loving Memory of our son, COBY WILLIAM CROSS Coby, born in Olds, Alberta March 19th, 1988, was suddenly and unexpectedly taken from us on February 23rd, 2012. He was raised on our farm for the ďŹ rst six years of his life where his lasting enjoyment and enthusiasm of the outdoors and sports activities were cultivated. Our family then moved to Salmon Arm, BC where he began to excel at hockey, golf, baseball, skateboarding (his favourite activity) and most of all his education. After graduating from Salmon Arm Senior Secondary in 2006 he continued to work for us at Carriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant for the next year where he became a fantastic cook. At that time he decided to go to university at UBCO in Kelowna where he studied Business Management all the while working part time at restaurants like Earls, Cactus Club and the Okanagan Golf Course to help pay his way. In his spare time he enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding, playing hockey and listening to and mixing the music he loved. In 2010 Coby met Brittany with whom he developed a very close relationship making him and everyone around him feel very happy that he had someone so special to him in his life. Coby will be fondly remembered for his wonderful smile and the way he made everyone around him laugh. He had hundreds of friends and was easily liked by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He is survived by his parents, Lynne and Barry of Salmon Arm, his sister Breanne in Kelowna, girlfriend Brittany Murphy in Calgary as well as his aunts and uncles, Wayne Hammer - Calgary, Sandy (Bill) Brosnan - Australia, Heather (Chuck) Hansen - Newmarket, Randy (Linda) Cross - Medicine Hat, Julie (Norm) Roe Red Deer, Jacquie (Dennis) Charlton - Cochrane, Greg Cross - Calgary in addition to numerous cousins as well as all of his many dear friends. The memorial service will be held at the Shuswap Community Church (formerly the 1st Baptist Church) on Wednesday February 29th at 1:00pm with Pastor Myron Crown ofďŹ ciating. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations to the BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 4H4 or ALS Society of Canada, 3000 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 200, Markham, Ontario L3R 4T9 would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.ďŹ

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STEELE, JOHN HUMPHRIES (nicknamed, Scott) It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Father and Grandfather, John Humprhies Steele. John passed away peacefully as Shuswap Lake General Hospital of Feb. 22, 2012 with his daughter Caroll and son in-law Brian at his side. He was 91 years of age. Born on February 27, 1920, John was the eldest of seven children born to David and Hazel Steele, homesteaders in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Dorothy in 1972, his parents, his sister Elva, brother Joe, brother Elvin, sister Hazel and his second wife Kay in 2011. John is survived by his son Scott Steele (Louise), daughter Caroll Cassidy (Brian), his brother Ken Steele, sister Iona Francis, grandchildren Aryn Steele (Chris), Lauren Steele (Tony), Caleigh Cassidy (James), Ian Cassidy, Riley Cassidy and many nieces and nephews. Sharing in our grief are Kayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children who he loved as his own, Jean Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien (Bert), Rob Thiessen (Louise), LaVaune Ellis, Kayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother Jim, many grandchildren and many, many dear friends. John was extremely well-read with a great passion for history and the arts. His memory was incredible with a mind we jokingly referred to as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steeleâ&#x20AC;? trap. An accepting, humble, good humoured soul, John made friends easily and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. John served in the Canadian Army from 1939 to 1946 during World War 2 in Italy and northwest Europe. Battleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;er, dear Daddy. Rest in peace. The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of Piccadilly Terrace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; most especially, Darla Girard, the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Dr. Weicker for the compassionate care and help in giving John a peaceful end to a long, well lived life. A celebration of life service was held a Five Cornerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pentecostal Church on Monday, February 27, 2012 followed by a second family service at a later date in Shaunavon, SK where he will be placed to rest beside his beloved Dorothy. Memorial donations in Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name can be made to the Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD. Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.ďŹ

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Innovative Forestry Practices Agreement (IFPA) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Forestry Plan and AAC Application Adams Lake Lumber has updated the IFPA Forestry Plan and AAC (allowable annual cut) application. The following documents are available for public review and comment: â&#x20AC;˘ Adams Lake IFPA Forestry Plan #3 â&#x20AC;˘ Adams Lake IFPA AAC Uplift Application for Forestry Plan #3 The documents are available for review during regular ofďŹ ce hours at the Adams Lake Lumber Forestry OfďŹ ce (Adams Lake, BC). For further information, please contact Marino Bordin, RPF at RR#2 Chase, BC, V0E 1M0 (250-679-6836). Written comments can be submitted to Adams Lake Lumber, 9200 Holding Road, Chase, BC, V0E 1M2 until May 6, 2012.

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Help Wanted An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for ďŹ eld and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051 BAKER - Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe is looking for a baker, must be punctual, willing to learn, able to work independently & as part of a team. Experience preferred but not essential. Submit resumes at 121 Shuswap St.

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SEEKING caregiver for 65 year old mother in late stages of Alzhieimers 250-826-0411

West Line Trucking Salmon Arm, BC requires Lease Operators and drivers for Super B and Van division 250-8322010 or 1-800-665-0591

We require a motorbike/ATV technician with 4+ years of experience. Great shop to work in and great staff to work with. Sundays and Mondays off.

SALES Representatives, Yourlink, BC YourLink (a subsidiary of Vecima Networks Inc.) is a provider of Telecommunications including Cable TV, Cable Internet, home telephone and high-speed wireless Internet solutions. We are currently recruiting for Sales Representatives for our Vanderhoof and Salmon Arm, BC regions. These are permanent full time positions with excellent career advancement opportunities. These positions are located in British Columbia. Duties to include: (but not limited to) -Exceed or meet personal and company sales targets while demonstrating a solid customer focus -Initiate and leverage sales opportunities with existing prospective customers while developing and maintaining key clients Develop a strong product knowledge as well as customer knowledge -Develop new accounts through analyzing, prospecting, exploring, networking and referrals -Provide estimates to customers quickly and accurately -Provide detailed updates on job activities to senior management -Provide feedback from clients in order to assess possible improvements to existing products and also the need for new products -Resolve challenging situations with empathy and sincerity -Provide superior customer service -Participate in industry events If you have the following: -Strong sales or customer service background Passion to turn prospects into customers -Self starter with a positive attitude -Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with customers Strong record tracking of work with various levels of each account through sales funnel management -Ability to achieve sales quotas -Ability to handle a hard multitasking environment -Strong communication and presentation skills -Ability to work various shifts including evenings and weekends -Ability to travel throughout region -Ability to work independently -Maintain a valid provincial driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and must provide a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract annually -Possess a vehicle to carry tools and equipment Compensation: Commission based -Comprehensive beneďŹ ts package Laptop -Smart phone etc. Mileage allowance We offer an entrepreneurial environment with a short chain of command, rapid response to problems and ideas. Our aim is to grow our business dramatically over the next few years. Criminal Background Checks will be required upon accepting employment with YourLink Inc. YourLink will reimburse the full amount upon acceptance of the Criminal Background Check. If you are looking for a challenging career move as a Sales Representative, we want to hear from you! To apply, please direct your resume and cover letter to the contact below. Human Resources Department Vecima Networks Inc. 150 Cardinal Place Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7L 6H7 Fax: (306) 2445265 Email: BEATRIX Farms FT gen farm work geared mostly toward dealing with cows. Must be ďŹ t and enjoy working with animals, ability to drive a tractor an assett deliver resume with refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to: 5161 50th Ave SW Driver/Swamper required minimum Class 3 w/air, must physically ďŹ t. Fax resume to 250-832-5236 or email: ofďŹ

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ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in the beautiful BC Interior requires paving personnel for all aspects of Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have minimum 1 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in Highway, commercial and residential paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered for training. Please forward resume to: ASPHALT PAVING Personnel required: Paving contractor in Kamloops area requires Foreman and personnel for Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have minimum 1 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in commercial and residential paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered. Training and beneďŹ ts will be available to the successful applicants. Please forward resume to: CANADIAN TIRE now hiring Garden Centre Associate seasonal or permanent FT/PT, ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours, customer service & knowledge of gardening an asset. Fill out application or drop resume at Customer Service Attn: Jody or email ctcofďŹ Cherry Sorters & Pickers required $10./hr & up or piece work. June 15 - August 31. Sorting at 991 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm, BC; Picking at Oyama, BC & Area. Apply with online form @

COME Join our team! Piccadilly Terrace Retirement Residence is in need of a Permanent-Part Time Housekeeper. Employment applications will be issued at Front Desk and are to be accompanied with resume. Attn: Housekeeping Dept. 810 10th St. SW (Directly across from Zellers) Deadline: Mar 5th DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: Visit: Oil Change Technician/ Customer Service Representative Required for Great Canadian Oil Change. Must have a strong mechanical aptitude and be good with computers. Automotive repair experience or training an asset. Must have a clean neat appearance and work well with the public. Weekend work required. Please call (250)832-1040 or apply in person at 1291 TCHwy SW Salmon Arm

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The Shuswap Recreation Society is a non-proďŹ t society, contracting the Operation and Management of Recreation Facilities and Programs for the City of Salmon Arm.


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The Shuswap Recreation Society has an immediate opening for the position of Accounting Clerk (part time temporary). This position reports directly to the Administration Manager. Candidates for this position will have a working knowledge of Sage Simply Accounting program and a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel. In addition, candidates will possess an aptitude toward accuracy and attention to detail. Responsibilities: â&#x20AC;˘ Accounts Receivable â&#x20AC;˘ Accounts Payable â&#x20AC;˘ Data maintenance in Excel spreadsheets â&#x20AC;˘ Project work as determined by the Administration Manager The Shuswap Regional Society offers an industry standard competitive wage for this position. QualiďŹ ed candidates can send resumes with a covering letter to: by March 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm For more information on the Shuswap Recreation Society please visit

LOOKING For conscientious and reliable respite, one-onone, home-share, and community inclusion workers. Drop resume off at McGuire Lake Lodge. 551 TC Hwy. NE

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REQUIRED: Janitor 12am4am Friday-Sunday. Auto Scrubber experience an asset. Criminal records check required. Resumes to: Janitor Box 255 Canoe BC V0E1K0

Columbia Shuswap Regional District Is seeking a highly motivated individual to ďŹ ll the following position

PLANNING ASSISTANT 1 (Temporary Position)

Career Opportunities

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BAKERY MANAGER Full time, permanent position available in our new Salmon Arm location. The ideal candidate will have full knowledge of ordering, inventory control and production of a full service bakery operation. Salary is negotiable, with full beneďŹ ts and pension plan. Bonus structure is also in place. For more information please visit our website at under careers. Please fax resume to 250-832-2037 or email to, attn: Shirley Deglan.

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The CSRD is seeking an energetic, outgoing and friendly person to play a front line role in the Development Services Department as the Planning Assistant I. The ideal Candidate will have Grade 12 or equivalent supplemented by an Urban Planning diploma from a recognized institute plus two years experience preferably in a unionized, local government environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position and is temporary full time until approximately December 31, 2012. The salary range for this position is $1,684.27 to $1,914.23 bi-weekly with an attractive beneďŹ t package. The hours of work for this position are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A copy of the related position description is available on the CSRD website at www.csrd. . Applications will be treated as conďŹ dential and must be received by Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Interested applicants must send a letter of interest and rĂŠsumĂŠ to: Gerald Christie Manager, Development Services Columbia Shuswap Regional District 781 Marine Park Drive NE Box 978 SALMON ARM, BC, V1E 4P1 Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the competition closing date are thanked for their interest.

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SERVICE ADVISOR Do you have experience in automotive repair? Must be committed to providing excellent customer service. Experience is an asset. WE PROVIDE: â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive wages plus beneďŹ ts â&#x20AC;˘ Extensive training program â&#x20AC;˘ ProďŹ t Sharing Apply in person and drop off your resumĂŠ to: The Auto Service Desk 2090 10th Ave. S.W. Salmon Arm, B.C. Attn: Mark Sandau e-mail:

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) invites applications for the following positions: QUALIFIED TRADES PERSON – PAINTER Under the supervision of the Manager of Facilities, provide services to the School District for painting and decorating at School District Facilities. QUALIFICATIONS: Certi¿cation as a journeyman as set out in the B.C. Apprenticeship Act for Painting and Decorating, or equivalent Inter-provincial Technical Quali¿cations; three years’ working experience as a trades person related in the painting trade related to both new and repaint applications; demonstrated ability to perform all aspects of the painting and decorating trade competently; demonstrated ability and experience in mixing of colours and selection of paint; working knowledge of other trades connected with building, ¿nishing and maintenance; ability to work alone and/or work as part of a team with other trades persons; demonstrated ability to take direction and carry out assigned duties independently; hold a valid B.C. Driver’s Licence. Applicant must be capable of working on ladders, scaffolds and lifts. This is a temporary Union position. Salary is $27.89 per hour. Effective date and length of term is to be determined. QUALIFIED TRADES PERSON – CARPENTER







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HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes

BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Payroll Administrator to join our team in Armstrong, BC. Tolko is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. A career with Tolko means working in an environment that encourages personal and professional development. QUALIFICATIONS: • The successful applicant is required to be a selfstarter with excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. • The ability to pay keen attention to detail is essential and the candidate must have working knowledge of computer programs. • The incumbent must be able to operate in a team environment and manage relationships with a various hourly and staff personnel. • Completion of a CPA designation. • Preference will be given to candidates with previous payroll administration experience and industry related experience.

Under the supervision of Manager of Facilities, provides trained carpentry services to the School district in the areas of Maintenance and renovation of physical plants.

Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous development.

QUALIFICATIONS: Certi¿cation as a journeyman as set out in the B.C. Apprenticeship Act for Carpentry T.Q., or equivalent Inter-provincial Technical Quali¿cations preferably combined with Locksmith certi¿cation; Three years’ working experience as a tradesperson in maintenance within the speci¿ed trades; Working knowledge of related maintenance trades connected with physical plant servicing, preferably with some joinery certi¿cation or experience; Demonstrated ability to take direction, carry out assigned duties independently; and work as part of a team with other trades persons; Demonstrated physical ability to perform assigned duties (including climbing ladders and scaffolds); Working knowledge of other related maintenance trades connected with physical plant servicing; Have a good working knowledge of the National Building Code of B.C. and be pro¿cient in reading and interpreting blueprints; Hold a valid B.C. Driver’s License.

READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? We are an equal opportunity employer offering excellent pension and flex benefit programs. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: and submit your resume by March 9, 2012.

This is a temporary Union. Salary is $27.89 per hour. Effective date and length of term is to be determined. QUALIFIED TRADES PERSON - PLUMBER Under the supervision of the Manager of Facilities, to provide mechanical services to the School District in the areas of maintenance and renovation to physical plant, equipment and facility systems as they relate to plumbing, heating and ventilation. Quali¿cation: Hold a valid class “A” or “B” gas ¿tter license, with electrical endorsement, as set out under B.C. Ministry of Labour, Gas safety Branch regulations; Certi¿cation as a journeyman as set out in the B.C. Apprenticeship Act for Plumbing T.Q., or equivalent interprovincial Technical Quali¿cations; Three years working experience as a tradesperson in maintenance within the trades related to heating, ventilation, plumbing and control systems to include speci¿c experience in: calibration, operation and servicing of pneumatic, electrical, electronic and computerized direct digital control systems; and, testing and servicing of ¿re sprinkler systems and ¿re hydrants; demonstrated ability to take direction and carry out assigned duties independently; demonstrated ability to perform all aspects of plumbing and gas ¿tting trades competently; working knowledge of other related maintenance trades connected with physical plant servicing; demonstrated ability to work both alone and as part of a team with other trades persons; hold a valid B.C. Driver’s License’; have a good working knowledge of the National Building Code of B.C. and be pro¿cient in reading blueprints. This is a temporary Union position. Salary is $27.89. Effective date and length of term is to be determined. Mechanic T.Q. – Operations Division - Regular Position The District is seeking quali¿ed applicants for the position of Mechanic T.Q. – Operations Division. Job summary - provide mechanic services to the School district for the repair and servicing of School district vehicles. Other comparable or transient duties which are within the areas of knowledge and skills required may also be assigned. The preferred candidate: will hold a certi¿cate of Pro¿ciency as a commercial transport mechanic and automotive Technician T.Q. pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Tradesman’s Quali¿cation Act (required for a mixed Àeet). Four years relevant work experience with similar Àeet. This is a regular position. determined.

Salary is $27.89.

Effective date is to be

Further information with respect to this position can be obtained by contacting Frank Marasco, Manager of Transportation at (250) 804-7892. Interested individuals are invited to apply on line at or you may submit your resume with full supporting documents (proof of quali¿cations must accompany application), including three professional and three personal references, to: Director of Instruction - Human Resources, Box 129, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4N2 by March 2, 2012, Fax # (250)832-9428. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We thank all candidates for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Help Wanted

Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;



HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: THAI Chef needed for Thai On The Fly, 3-5yrs. experience, fulltime, Blind Bay area, salary $2500/mo., email to: or 250-833-7809

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) invites applications for the following positions: TRADES ASSISTANT Position function: to provide semi skilled trades services to the School district and provide assistance to skilled tradespersons and to carry out duties with the Operations Department not requiring the services of a quali¿ed tradesperson. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced knowledge of (the applicable trade, carpentry, joinery, electrical, mechanical, painting, plumbing, gas- ¿tting or HVAC); Four years’ in depth working experience in the areas of building maintenance and renovations; Ability to take direction, carry out assigned duties, and work as part of a team with trades persons; The physical ability to perform assigned duties (including climbing ladders and scaffolds and entering crawl spaces); Minimum grade 12 (BC Equivalent of equal); Hold a valid BC Driver’s License. This is a temporary Union position. Salary is $22.73 per hour. Effective date and length of term is to be determined. LIGHT VEHICLE OPERATOR – REGULAR POSITION The District is seeking quali¿ed applicants for the position of Light Vehicle Operator. This position is under the supervision and direction of Manager of Transportation. Job Summary: Performs delivery of inter school mail and other hauling as required. QUALIFICATIONS 1 Grade Ten plus a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License with endorsement 20 for trailer towing; Must hold current certi¿cation as a Mobile Equipment Operator; Three months’ recent experience in commercial driving with valid Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certi¿cate; Good driving skills with ability to operate a delivery truck (3 to 5 ton truck); Demonstrated ¿tness ability, able to perform job duties such as proper lifting heavy loads on a regular basis; Demonstrated ability to maintain delivery schedule according to established timelines; Good communication skills and ability to work effectively and harmoniously with teachers, staff and students; Ability to utilize computer systems. This is a regular Union position. The salary is $18.20 per hour. Effective date is to be determined. Interested individuals are invited to apply on line at Employment or you may submit your resume with full supporting documents (proof of quali¿cations must accompany application), including three professional and three personal references, to Director of Instruction – Human Resources, Box 129, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4N2 by March 2, 2012, Fax# (250)832-9428 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SICAMOUS B.C. Joe Schmucks Roadhouse Hiring for all postions E-mail Resume to or in person before noon or between 2pm-4pm (M-F)

Income Opportunity EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings for men & women. Easy computer work, others positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed. HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

Medical/Dental P/T CDA req for 1 (or 2) day/week at SA dental office. Email resumes to

Retail PARTS Person position. Seeking a hard working, energetic individual for our Kamloops store. Successful applicant shall have: Basic agricultural mechanical knowledge, Excellent computer skills, & be a Self-Starter with good communicative & interpersonal skill. Interested candidates send resume to: Noble Tractor & Equip, 4193 Noble Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4, fax 250546-3165, email:

Trades, Technical Required Immediately! Journeyman RV Technician for Kamloops largest RV Dealership. Jubilee RV Centre offers excellent wage compensation, medical & dental benefits, ongoing industry training and year round employment. Come join our team in sunny and warm Kamloops, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities! Please forward your resume to Attention Steve Joyce - Service Manager WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset Journeyman Pressman. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume:

Work Wanted CAREGIVER available. How can I help you? Child care, seniors, respite? Excellent cook. 250-675-5538 WILL do housecleaning, painting, odd jobs. Labor intensive. Please call & leave message (250)833-4250 YOU NAME IT I CAN FIX IT Appliances, toilets, auto diagnosing & boosting, snow removal. $30/hr. We come to you. Call me anytime. (250)463-9476


Health Products HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

Esthetics Services PERMANENT Laser Hair reduction. Call for a free consultation. Sada (250)832-4266 Shuswap Laser Clinic or email:

Financial Services DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll-free 1-877-5563500

Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Financial Services


Misc. for Sale

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 SHIH TZU POM Pups for sale 1 male 1 fem black and white dewormed first shots ready to go Mar 3 $500 250-835-4699 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Ron Marchand

the Video Man


Services A29

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Merchandise for Sale


$100 & Under

Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD. Copies for gifts!

Legal Services

70’S Crasftsman 10” Radial Saw/stand like new $140 250832-4829 LP’S and collection of 45’s some Elvis, German and some childrens 250-832-8056 SATURN elliptical machine $100. (250)832-8992

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Business/Office Service DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222.

Handypersons CLEAN CUT RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS Home reno’s and repairs, Interior painting and trim Licensed & insured Frank Cell 250-515-3637 250-832-8153

Misc Services A New paint job is the best Spring cleaning, especially when done promptly with attention to detail. For a competitive quote Call Gord 250-804-1290

Painting & Decorating nt iscou $D ting$$ $ ain P • Residential & Commercial • Interior/Exterior

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

Cell 833-8009 Home 836-4154 Serving Sicamous & Area for 18 Years

Repairs I fix lawn mowers, snow blowers, back pack blowers, grass trimmers, chain saws, generators, etc. Please call Clayton at (250) 832-5914 if you need something fixed.

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay A horse quality orchardgrass, $5, & other quality $2-4/bale Al Fritzel (250)832-9070 BLAND’S Farm Sales. Extra clean wheat straw phone(250)832-6615 (250)833-2449. Pick-up/del EXCELLENT Quality grass hay and grass alfalfa mix hay. No rain barn stored $5-$6 bale. Straw $5 bale. Whole barley .12lb 250-835-4748

Pet Services NEW LAKESIDE GROOMING Certified with over 20yrs. experience. In home one on one care & service. No cages. Hand drying only. By appointment only. (250)832-8845

$200 & Under MAYTAG Performa washer & dryer, excellent condition, $200/set (250)832-6232 O.T.R. MICROWAVE never out of the box paid $224 sell for $160 250-835-8236

$500 & Under MOVING SALE Dewalt Radial Arm Saw w/stand $80 Solid Wood Futon-Queen size $75 Leather couch , recliner and loveseat $500 250-675-3027


Advertising Sales


CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991

Misc. for Sale 4MAN Hot tub mint. 97 Polaris RMK 800 motor both together $3000 250-515-3169 ALPINE Deck Orion amp 12” kicker 4 mids.boss.gweegs. All $800 OBO 250-515-3169 KIRBY vacuum, brand new never used, paid $2100. sell for $1500. or take my husband also new designer eye glass frames paid $250. sell for $50. (250)832-9642

Financial Services

Real Estate

Misc. Wanted

Houses For Sale

Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks

PRIVATE Coin Collector Looking To Buy Collections, Olympic Silver & Gold Coins, Also Buying Bulk Silver Coins. Call Chad at 250-863-3082. Wanted to buy-old traps from mouse size to bear traps. Also trapping related items. 250542-8520.

Coyote Crossing Villas AFFORDABLE

Free Items

Home and Land Packages, Salmon Arm

FREE: Tempo treadmill, works good but needs some work (250)832-8992

Available now!!! Don’t miss out!!!

Call 250-833-4728

Real Estate For Sale By Owner


COUNTRYSIDE MANUFACTURED HOMES Home and lot packages 250832-6699 FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. or 877976-3737 The Home Boys.

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors, new windows, out buildings, carport, $390,000

Apples 39¢/lb.

841 Foothill Road (250)833-4250 evenings NORTH Broadview 3 Bdrm 2 bath W/O bsmt gas/wood heat. Covered deck, workshop, landscaped yard/garden $328,000 2451 30 St NE 250-833-1011

STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands Now! Call for Free Brochure - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.

Ultramatic dual queen sized bed - two units (32”x80”) to fit queen bedframe two elec.lift motors in each unit, 1 @ foot, 1 @ upper back. allowing variety of positions adjustable w/individual hand held wireless remote controls. Two independent massage systems in each unit aid in improving blood circulation, lower back pain, general fatigue, etc. 20 year warranty. Original cost $6800 plus $1500 for new mattress (never used, still in original plastic wrap). Asking $2500. Pair of matching 3 seat sofas, dark cream pattern. Exc. cond. Orig.cost, $2700, asking $600. 250-675-4334 WELL Rotted garden manure, Top soils & bark mulch. Phone Stanley Bland (250)832-6615 or (250)833-2449

Financial Services


Best rate 5yr-3.39%OAC Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976. Rates Consistently better than banks

(250)832-8766 Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Pet Services

With ROBIN Excavating & Drainage

DAN DEGLAN EXCAVATING Professionally Beautifying Properties for Over 27 Years. • Rock Walls • Utility Services • Site Prep • Terracing • Drainage • Pools 981 - 16th Street N.E., Salmon Arm V1E 2V2


Garden & Lawn

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Excavating & Drainage

STEEL OF a deal - building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.




fully serviced 23’x33’ shop

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Custom order your new home today!

Pet Services


sale ends Feb. 29th

PHASE 3 NOW OPEN 10 mins. to downtown Vernon, Boat Launch, Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, O’Keefe Ranch just minutes away.

We Create Quality Assured Custom Homes in 90 days and Relationships that last a lifetime - Guaranteed!!

Heritage House on 1 acre

Garage Sales

Medical Supplies

Real Estate

Houses For Sale

READY to burn fir split and delivered in Salmon Arm $90 for 1/2 cord. 1-250-217-7811

MOVING: Furn, electronics, sports equip, garden & Hshld items. Mar 3 & 4, 10am-3pm #18-1581 20th St. North East MOVING Sale: Saturday, March 3, #16 3959 Sunnybrae Road, 9-1 (250)835-4639 Moving Sale - sofas, tables, cabinets, clocks, plants, computer desk, lamps, desk chairs, bookcases, 40” Sony Bravia TV, oak custom TV cabinet, fireplace accessories, cushions, entertainment centre, lighted curio hutch, cookbooks, kitchen items, area rugs, tools, portable generator, and much more! 250-6754334 Not your average garage’s a treasure trove of needlework, craft, tole painting, and stained glass supplies, dressmaking fabrics, vintage and current patterns, vintage and current craft magazines, etc. 250-675-4334

Real Estate

Older fixer upper, 2 bdrm. house, city water, n/g heat, 128x127 lot, 5 kms NE of S.A. $148,000 before fixed, below assessed value. 832-3388.

Leah Bousfield

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Merchandise for Sale

Appointments necessary.

271A Trans-Can. Hwy. N.E. (across from KFC) • 250-832-0604

Commercial/ Industrial Property

Commercial/ Industrial Property

Professional Office Suites Impressive Street Level Retail p

Garden & Lawn

lRMaSnALdES’s B FA • Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch, Wood Chips (bulk/ mini bags) • Well Rotted Manure • Soils • Extra Clean Wheat Straw


Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030 Misc Services

Misc Services

old gal says “GIT ‘ER DONE!”


Grumpy Old Man • Building Projects • Home Improvements • Repairs, Renovations • Too many years experience fixing old houses • Local References

250 833-5668


Misc. for Sale

For more info;

Call Kory (250) 804-6233 email

Misc. for Sale



Wednesday, February 29. 2012 Salmon Arm Observer






Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

Suites, Upper

Auto Financing


1BDRM. apartment downtown, NS, NP, $650/mo. Suomi Apartments. Call Keith (250)832-6060 1 Bdrm New, adults, quiet pet OK, Priv. ent. Strata $700 Avail now 250-833-2129 2BDRM., 2bath, W/D, D/W, A/C, F/P, walk to downtown, close to bus stop, NS, NP, DD & ref’s req., $950/mo. (250)515-1808 2BDRM Avail Mar 1 in Industrial Park inc W/D & util. $850/mo 250-804-5553 2BDRM close to downtown, NS, NP, $795/mo., hot water included (250)955-0774 2 BEDROOM, 2 bath top floor unit in Cambridge Court. $900/month, covered parking, elevator, W/D, walk to town, avail immed. (250)833-6121 3bdrm Condo $1000/mo. incl. heat & power,c/w fridge,stove, washer/dryer. New kitchen & bathroom. N/S, Pets negot. ref. & d/d req. 250-833-1970 BACHELOR suite $550/mo. or huge 1bdrm. $850/mo. inc util/cable (1-250)871-6000

2BDRM. mobile, Silver Creek, 15min. to SA, country setting, NS, NP, storage shed, suitable for single or mature couple, long term preferred, pasture for horse neg., $750/mo. + util. (250)549-0738 2BDRM smaller newly reno’d house, DT SA, W/D, avail. April 1, ref’s req., NS, NP, $1000/mo. (250)833-4618 2 bedroom house MARA, $850./mo includes utilities, 1-(250)838-6630 3BDRM, 1.5bath, Silvercreek area across from school near corner store $1050/mo. incl util and Sat (250)832-5376 3BDRM Blind Bay 2 bath fully furn util incl $1200/mo OBO 250-515-3169 3 bdrm, Eagle Bay, fantastic lakeview home, large covered deck, wood burning fireplace. Rancher style with a fully finished basement. Large, detached double wide garage. N/S N/P $1075/month Call Sid at 604-845-9910 or 250-6753432. 3BDRM upper floor $950. or 2bdrm bsmt suite $800. close to DT on Auto Rd., pet friendly or will rent whole house. (250)549-6554 (250)372-4842 AVAIL Mar 1st 2 Bdrm 1 bath older home located on small acreage near Picadilly. F/S/D. N/S $975/mo + Util. 1 yr lease. Working/retired couple pref’d Ref’s req. Call (250)832-5118 & Leave message. Blind Bay 3 Bdrm 2 bath Covered deck NS NP $1200 Month plus Util. 250-833-1586 For rent, sale or rent to own, small 2-bdrm. rancher in central S/Arm. 250-804-0042 IN Transition? Need a temporary residence or longer stay? Fully furnished, equipped private forest view suite with secure parking. Single, Non smoking preferred. Friendly pet ok. 250-515-2633 NEWER 1/2 duplex with yard. 3 brd, den, 3 full bath, air, view. Avail April 1st N/S N/P $1400/mth plus util. Call 250764-4336 NEWLY Reno’d Mobile home in SA. Great location incl. WD FS. Pets neg 1 yr. lease req $900/mo 250-833-9919 SALMON Arm: riverfront bungalow, mins from town N/S, N/P, adult oriented, $1150/mo. + util. (250)804-9678 SORRENTO 4bdrm, 2800 sq ft, Gillespie Rd. Close to lake. Ref’s req, $1100/mo + util. (250)488-0349 SUNNYBRAE Estates: 2bdrm. custom modular, 5appl., full deck, private driveway, 55+ only, $950/mo. (250)255-4375 Whole house 3 Bdrm up 3 Bdrm down 250-503-6034, or 250-545-2221

BLIND Bay: newer 1bdrm basement suite, $600. inc util & satellite NP(1-250)675-5068 CHASE: 2bdrm newly decorated N/S, N/P, W/D, heat included. $700/mo + DD. Refs req. Adult oriented (250)679-8578 (250)319-3706 DAYLIGHT 1bdrm. suite, level entry, parking, large kit., lots of storage, SW SA on bus rte., cable/util/int incl., refs req’d, pets neg., $789/mo NS, No Parties (250)515-2343 Daylight suite HI-END Priv Ent. Walk to town (5 min) Quiet safe location. AC W/D C/W all appl. All util Cable and int. Avail Mar 1 $700/Mo 250838-7973 or 250-804-8038 Enderby (rural) 1bdrm $700, Bachelor $450. both incl all util, sat/int., 250-558-9171. HILLCREST: large, bright 1bdrm., sep. parking, W/D, incl. util., $750/mo (250)8330111 HILLCREST lrg bright 1 Bdrm own parking WD util incl. avail Mar 1 $725 250-833-0111 IMMEDIATE Possession Rent $650/mo NS NP F/S W/D Parking WIFI and cable Call Carole 250-832-8651 LOVELY 1bdrm. walkout suite w/patio, gas f/p, walk to town, $675/mo. + half util., NS, no drugs, pet neg., ideal for mature, responsible single person, ref’s req., avail. March 1st (250)832-7754 NEW 1 bed suite, shared laundry, central location. No pets. $500 1/2 util. 250-300-6388 SEPERATE Level entrance in Hillcrest on bus route 1 BDRM Util, wifi and cable incl. NS Ref’s req’d. Avail Apr. 1 $700/mo 250-833-3566 or 250-804-1819

2BDRM., bright, newly reno’d, covered parking, W/D, $750/mo. util incl. single person only (250)832-9970

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

2 Bdrm NBroadview on 1/2 acre lot with fruit trees and a covered deck tons of storage pets neg NS $1000 util incl. 250-833-8292

2006 YAMAHA VECTOR 4 stroke 973cc snowmobile. Great shape with only 900 kms. Electric start, reverse. $6000 obo Call 250-675-4402 or 250-253-5040

Bright, spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated newer apartment buildings. Includes F/S/DW/AC/HW NS, NP. Available March 1 $720 & $825 respectively (250)803-1694 DANBURY MANOR 791 Okanagan Ave., Completely reno’d 1 bed, $700. NS, NP, Call Robin (250)833-5458 LAKEVIEW MANOR FURNISHED & UNFURNISHED

suites in quiet adult NS, NP, seniors/professional building close to all amenities. Avail now 1 bdrm, 1 Bdrm plus den, and 2 Bdrm furnished. Views McGuire Park and Shuswap Lake $795-$845/mo plus hydro. Ref req’d 250-833-9148 SALMON Arm: Across from Askews 1bdrm nwly reno’ed & 2bdrm. W/D, parking, (1604)858-8176 Colin (250)8323706 Dale Sun Ridge Estates Seniors 55+ 2 bedroom apartment 1100sqft., 3 appliances Fireplace, Air Conditioning Common & Guest Rooms $976/month Please call Troy (250)833-9158

Commercial/ Industrial STOREFRONT SPACE FOR LEASE. 360 Ross Street downtown SA. Retail or office. Call Keith (250)832-6060

Cottages / Cabins

Rooms for Rent

2BDRM furnished cabin, NE SA, 1.5bath, $950/mo inc. util cable avail now (250)833-0373 BRIGHT, clean fully furn. cottage, Paradise Point, past Sunnybrae, 1bdrm., kitchen, living & dining room, shared laundry $700/mo., incl. hydro, sat tv & internet. (250)8358236

FULL bath, waterfront, util Wifi incl. NP NS Ndrinking $575/mo 250-833-1974

Misc for Rent 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath + Den Basement Suite in Blind Bay

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath House in Canoe

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on 18th Street

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo, close to mall

Call Al Bingham (250)804-6216

Homes for Rent 1 bdrm home,Vernon, pleasant location, large workshop & garden no pets. $850. Avail now.250-542-9154. 2 Bdrm Bungalow 2 blocks from DT on its own lot w/carport Avail Apr 1 $800/mo 250832-5956 2-bdrm. & den on acreage, Grandview Bench, avail. now $800/mo.+ util. & $400 DD. Ref. req’d. 250-833-5785 2BDRM house in Enderby 1906 George St., newly reno’d, avail now, 3bdrm basement suite, avail Mar 15, both on 1 acre. (250)549-6554 (250)372-4842

Blind Bay 2 Bdrm Great view, Own laundry Avail Feb 1 $850 1-250-577-3468 Newly Reno’d ONE BDRM suite util incl. $650/mo, NS. (250)804-0399

Townhouses 2BDRM., downtown SA, W/D, F/S, DW, AC $875/mo., DD, NS, NP, avail. Mar 1 ref’s req., (250)832-6991

Need A Vehicle!


YOU’RE APPROVED Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Cars - Domestic 1994 Ford Mustang V6 RWD 70km on new engine. $1000 in winter tires/rims. Amp & Subs. $2700 obo (250)517-9412 2007 Dodge 1500 Laramie 4x4 fully loaded leather factory command start 103,000 km $19,000 OBO 250-832-8671 after 5pm

Off Road Vehicles

Sport Utility Vehicle 1995 Ford Explorer Ltd. Edition No rust $1250. (250)8331976

Trucks & Vans 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, 7 pass, 191,000 kms,new tires.$6900 obo 250-307-3170 92 F150 Lots of new parts rebuild less than 20K $2500 OBO 250-515-3169

Utility Trailers 2010 Cargo Mate 12” white utility trailer, purchased new has been used a few times to carry bike. Paid $7000 asking $4500 250-833-7512


2007 Kawasaki ATV with winch. V-twin, 650 ccs liquid cooled engine, heated handle grips, electric starter and recoil back-up. This was purchased new and was used on 1 job site, only 680 kms $5500 250833-7512

Auto Financing

Scrap Car Removal

Broccoli Crowns

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288


SALMON Arm: 3bdrm., 2bath, newly reno’d, W/D, close to amenities, garage, NS, avail. now, $1100 plus Util. (250)803-0075


Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.


Legal Notices

It takes 11 muscles to read this ad.


Legal Notices

Notice to Creditors and Others

Misc for Rent CARY LENTZ Property Manager


Main Level Suite for Rent

SALMON ARM • Senior Oriented building 55+ SAL Bea Beautiful building, excellent location! PARKVIEW. 1 bedroom luxury - in-suite PAR laun laundry. Spacious and bright, steps to $ Piccadilly Mall. Picc 795/mo.

Notice is hearby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Joseph Katchmar also known as Joe Katchmar formerly of 318 Willow Street, PO Box 634, Chase BC V0E 1M0 deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executors, c/o Diane Katchmar and John Coulson 123-1386 Lincoln Drive, Port Coquitlam BC V3B 7G6 on or before March 23, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims having been received. Diane Katchmar and John Coulson, Executors. Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land


Suites, Lower 1100SQFT. 2bdrm legal suite, family preferred, NS, NP, 5appl., $850/mo. leave msg. (250)832-8845 1BDRM Bach suite near SA. Fully furn, carport, cable/util incl. NS, NP, shared laundry. $650/mo. (250)832-8959 1BDRM. daylight bsmt. suite, rural SA, avail. Mar. 1st, $750/mo., incl. util, cable, internet, laundry, NS, ND, pet neg., ref’s req., (250)832-8407 1bdrm daylite suite, close to town, internet, hydro & cable incl. Avail. March 1, $700/mo. 250-804-8038 2BDRM. downtown bsmt. suite avail. immed., independent laundry $950/mo. all inclusive (250)833-5214 2 BDRM New bright modern clean! Close to DT private, patio and yard. NS NP. Suit prof. $900/mo incl. util. 250253-4949 2BDRM. walking distance to college & bus route, $750/mo. includes utilities, NS, NP, ND, (250)833-5685 BLIND Bay 1bdrm available now. Walk-out suite. Utils. included. $700/mo DD req. Ref’s req. N/P, N/S (250)675-2710 BLIND BAY: 1bdrm suite avail. Bright, furnished, upgraded carpet and cushioned floor, utils, TV, inc. Pvt entrance. Shared parking N/S, N/P, ref’s req. $700/mo. (250)675-2868, (250)517-7311

2BDRM Silver Creek Across from School WD/FS NS Nparties must have ref’s $700 + Util. 250-832-6561


Cell: 250-804-6216 Fax: 250-832-9935


P.O. Box 434 - 241 Alexander Street NE Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N6 Email: Website:


THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) POWER SWEEPING SERVICES QUOTATION PROCESS School District No. 83 is advertising for interested parties to submit a quotation for Power Sweeping Services for the 2012 School year. Quotation documents, addendums or corrections for this quote can be obtained from the School District No. 83 Works Complex located at 5911 Auto Road SE, Salmon Arm, BC or downloaded from the School District website at www.sd83. Quotation process closes at 12:00 PM March 6, 2012. Further information can be obtained via email to

Take notice that Friends of the 1922 Notch Hill Church Society of Tappen BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region - Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication office, for a lease for preservation of church purposes covering That Part Lot 3 on Plan B1598 Section 23 Township 22 Range 11 West of the 6th Meridian Kamloops Division Yale District Plan 1119, situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Notch Hill. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3407040. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjucation at 441 Columbia St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until March 22, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website ApplicationPosting/index.lsp ➦ Search ➦ Search by File Number: 3407040 for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to be public upon request.

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French immersion campout coming soon For the ninth year, Canadian Parents for French reminds parents in this school district about the opportunity to register their children in French Immersion and have them become literate in a second language. It’s a chance to find out why parents are so passionate about this opportunity that they line up overnight to ensure their children do not miss out on the 44 spots available for kindergarten and the 60 spots available for Grade 6 Late Immersion. Find out about brain development and why it’s useful for chil-

dren to start learning a second language before puberty. Learning a second language can speed up acquisition of a third language and open many doors.

5 parents, as well as their children who are in English classes, will be held at Shuswap Middle School on the same day, same time. School district officials

will be present to explain the program and Canadian Parents for French representatives will assist. Registration takes place Wednesday, April

4 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the District Education Centre on Okanagan Avenue below Shuswap Middle School. Parents are reminded that School District #83

will graduate its second class of graduates this year who will receive a bilingual Dogwood. CPF provided a celebratory cake to the Grade 12s on Feb. 28.

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Building stats up for 2012 Commercial and industrial additions helped get the city’s 2012 building stats off to a good start. In January, building permits issued by the city amounted to $2,189,660. This represents a 285 per cent over January 2011. Coun. Alan Harrison noted, it was the best January Salmon Arm has seen since 2001. “I’m not foolish enough to say that’s going to continue through the whole year… but we need to celebrate what we’ve got,” said Harrison. “We’ve got great building stats for the month of January, over $2 million. I don’t think it’s been like that, ever.” The strong January figure is attributed to $775,000 in permits for commercial additions, and $634,500 for additions to industrial. Additions to single family dwellings also jumped since last year, from $61,515 to $200,160. However, permits for new single family dwellings were down, $507,130 to $380,000. Coun. Chad Eliason said he thinks the city will continue to benefit from commercial and industrial development this year, to be followed by residential development.

An information meeting will be held for prekindergarten parents at Bastion Elementary on Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m., while an information meeting for Grade

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Beautiful 0.29 acre lake view lot. One of a kind to build your dream home or for a family recreational investment. Marina and lake access just across the road.

Gorgeous lake view lot for your recreational spot. Flat site, easy access, quiet area and family oriented. Public beach and boat launch just steps away from development.





Fully serviced 50x125 commercial lot in Salmon Arm’s popular Harbourfront area. Flat, accessible, visible and great location. MLS® 10031586

#8 - 2850 7th Avenue NE


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2 bedroom mobile between Enderby and Salmon Arm. Carport, covered deck and large yard backing onto creek.




Hobby Farm. Non-zoned, non-ALR. 3 bedroom home plus 2 rental cabins & heated workshop. Located between Salmon Arm and Revelstoke.



MLS® 9227837


MLS® 10038885

$ MLS® 10034832


Salmon Arm waterfront. Over 1600 sq.ft. on main level. Rancher with unfinished basement. Great year round or vacation property.

Great family home. 5 bed/3 bath home. Large open kitchen/ dining area, master with walk-in ensuite, double garage, RV parking, deck off the kitchen, no through road, close to schools & parks. Basement could be suited.

Featuring island/breakfast bar. Built-ins throughout. 1100 sq.ft. Newer furnace, windows/doors, floors, drywall, fireplace, kitchen, deck. Tasteful decor. Deck with seating, shed, carport.

5 BEDROOMS Spacious lake view home on 1/2 acre private lot. Nicely updated, large deck, fireplace, paved driveway with carport. Plenty of room for RV & parking.



$ MLS® 10036519


MLS® 10041942





$ MLS® 10039742




NEW LISTING Westhaven Townhome nicely updated & decorated. 3 bedroom townhome close to downtown, shopping mall and park. Features newer flooring, window coverings, fresh paint, private yard area.

$ MLS® 10041963



Large renovated family home, guest house, workshop, large deck, walkout bsmt., private 0.54 acres steps from the beach, dock, buoy. Great B&B potential.



Newly renovated lake view home on 5 acres in North Broadview. 4 bed/2 bath. Large open kitchen, hardwood. Certified Organic property.


MLS® 10040926



$ MLS® 10038588

Perfect starter or retirement home. Great deal on this 3 bedroom home. Large lot. Detached double garage. Very well maintained with newer furnace, vinyl windows, 50 year metal roof, updated electrical, covered back patio, fenced, partially fenced. Quiet area.


MLS® 10032415

2007 open concept, level entry home. 2.2 acres, large deck, great lake and valley views. 3 plus bed/3 bath, finished bsmt., main floor laundry, non-zoned property. RV parking.




Bright and open 2 bed. Level entry rancher, walk-in closet, large bathroom, walk to shopping. Make an offer!




MLS® 10040385

PRIVATE 8.8 ACRES by Little Mtn. Park. City water. Currently licensed B&B. Could be large family home or rental. 4 plus bdrms., well maintained. New addition with vaulted ceiling. Room for horses. Shop. Carport. $


MLS® 10011087





MLS® 10038125

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New rancher with unfinished basement. 1229 sq. ft., open concept great room, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, extra parking. Rustic Birch Cabinets, 45+, HST and kitchen appliances included. 2-5-10 new home warranty.




#10 - 2850 7th Avenue NE

Amazing Value! New rancher with walk-out basement and double garage. Extra parking beside home, visitor parking nearby. Security system, high E furnace, gourmet kitchen with island, gas fireplace, low-e windows, fully landscaped, back patio. 45+. HST & kitchen appliances included.

Fully serviced .32 acre commercial lot in Salmon Arm’s Harbourfront area. This flat, corner lot allows great visibility and access. Location, location, location!


MLS® 10001859

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MLS® 10017751

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5 bed/plus den family home. Basement mostly finished. Newer appliances, master with walk-in & ensuite. Nicely landscaped & fenced yard. Quiet family area close to beach. MLS® 10040859



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2 - 600 10TH STREET SW

Perfect vacation spot or retirement living. Well maintained 2 bed, 1 bath home with an open floor plan, bright, spacious room, lots of cupboards and storage. Outside features a beautiful lake view, open and covered deck areas, garage, lots of parking and a beautifully landscaped yard with space for veggie and flower gardens. Close to Provincial Park and beach.

Very clean 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath townhome. Corner unit for additional privacy. Appliances, lots of closets and storage space, attached carport and private back patio. Fully landscaped yard with underground sprinklers. In a central location, close to schools, shopping, malls and recreation.


MLS® 10034757



4 bdrm, 2 bath home in a great location. Open floor plan, spacious rooms and gas fireplace. Single, attached garage, RV and additional parking. Fully finished, walkout, lower level with separate entrance. Large deck for entertaining, and private, level yard with mature landscaping and fruit trees. Close to golf, lake and amenities.


Substantially renovated home with an unobstructed view of the Shuswap Lake. This 4 bdrm., 2 bath home offers a bright, open floor plan, beautiful kitchen with lots of cabinets, fireplace, built-in vacuum, central air, and a fully finished lower level with separate entrance. Large, enclosed balcony, and a fully landscaped, fenced yard. Single, attached garage, additional and RV parking. In a great location, with schools, recreation and shopping nearby.


MLS® 10037228


MLS® 10033363


MLS® 10041519



Immaculate family home in a great location. This 4 bdrm., 2 bath home has a beautiful kitchen with island, natural gas fireplace, main floor laundry, updated flooring, and has recently been painted throughout. Full, fully finished lower level features an in-law suite. Deck, over-sized garage, RV and additional parking. All this and more on a private, fully landscaped lot in a quiet area with golf and recreation nearby. MLS® 10041838 $349,900

MLS® 10037464

Custom 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath home with high ceilings throughout and loads of extras. Great kitchen with island and walk-in pantry, eating area and formal dining room. Main floor laundry, large master suite with luxurious ensuite, skylight, B/I vac, fireplace, C/A and geothermal heating. Full, walkout, daylight lower level with inlaw suiite. Triple garage with workshop/golf cart storage, RV and additional parking. Huge deck, private, landscaped yard, and u/g irrigation. Backing onto greenspace and only steps from Shuswap Lake Golf and Country Club.






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Florence Grove • 2 bedroom, 2 bath rancher in 55 plus community • Spacious open floor plan, oak kitchen, skylights, covered patio, single garage, fireplace


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#10 350 Hudson Street NW

511 24th Street NE




• 3 bdr, 2 bath rancher in Sicamous • New windows and roof • Incredibly landscaped • Workshop, RV parking • Great retirement home

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Lakeview Meadows family home Open concept design 9 ft ceilings Large kitchen island, hardwood floors • Oversized garage, RV parking • 966 sq.ft. 2 bdrm in-law suite in basement mls® 10031922

1680 2nd Avenue SE

Lake View Home • Pride of ownership throughout • 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 3 sided fireplace • Stunning master bdrm and ensuite • Lake and mountain views • Loads of parking, fenced yard • New high-end stainless steel appliances

• Popular 55+ retirement community • 1200 sq.ft., 2 bed, 2 bath townhome • Close to all amenities • Features a private yard • Gas fireplace Pr garage • Patio, single New mls® 10040698

1770 22nd Street NE

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Finished & Ready to Move In

118 K Krick Road

513 Spruce St., Sicamous



• 55+ retirement community • 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1460 sq. ft. rancher • 3 sided fireplace, A/C, retractable awning over deck • Spacious floor plan with vaulted ceilings • Large pie shaped lot with raised garden area. Ideal location, walk to downtown Salmon Arm mls® 10041063

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2.5 acres with only 6 year 3 bdrm., 2 bath home, new counter tops, fully finished basement, family room, newer furnace and A/C. 24x26 insulated shop, on school bus route.

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MLS® 10038654

Nothing to do here, but move in and enjoy. Private 1/2 acre property with shop. Located close to lake access.

Call Gary

Double Lot

Lakeview Home


Older residence situated on double lot, rezoned to R-5 to accommodate higher density (12 units).



Call Jeremy

3 bedroom, two bath home within walking distance to City centre. Home comes with A/C, fenced yard, U/G sprinklers, 18x24 shop.

This list of upgrades is endless and won’t disappoint. Hardwood floors, custom cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, gas fireplace, covered deck and parking, backyard patio, A/C, custom blinds, all for a price you can’t beat. MLS® 10041122

Terrific 2.5 acre building lot with stunning view of Enderby Cliffs. Great well, driveway is already in place! Bring your building plans and enjoy this gorgeous piece of land! Close to plenty of trails, lakes, hiking and on a no thru road. No HST! MLS® 10034906



Building lot in Shuswap Lake Estates. Lot #50 Centennial Drive. Within walking to the golf course and the beach! Call for more details. MLS® 10001484

in Orchard Ridge Subdivision with Zoning to allow a legal suite. Possible lakeview with specific home design. Walk to Hillcrest School, downtown or malls.


Modular Home by Golf Course $



MLS® 10038512

Call Steve

Exceed Your Expectations!

Private Setting

#64 Evergreen Mobile Home Park. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms. Totally renovated, quick possession.


Walk to the Little Shuswap Lake and Memorial Park Beach, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 14x66, 10’x40’ deck, 8’x8’ storage shed, central A/C, appliances.

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MLS® 10041561



Newer Mobile in Chase

Large Corner Lot


Stunning View

Large Level Cleared Lot

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Great revenue and development opportunity in this family home, central to everything you need. Potential for a mortgage helper, plus a subdividable lot will leave you wondering what to do with all yor money! MLS® 10014053

MLS® 10041984

MLS® 10039306



MLS® 10035103

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2 bdrm., 16x45 doublewide, fully reno’ed on 1.5 acres. Lease rate $200 per month.

Must sell! Quick possession possible, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, skylights, porch, fenced yard. MLS® 10041417

Call Gary

Golf Course Living build 150,000 Golfers, your dream home overlooking the fourth


green and fairway on this flat .26 acre lot in Shuswap Lake Estates. Bring offers. MLS® 10030134

MLS® 10038513

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Center of It All

Tappen Acreage


Level entry rancher with

bsmt., walk to 289,900 walkout town, 2+1 bedrooms, 2

baths, garage, covered deck, ideal retirement home. MLS® 10039886



Bright, clean, updated 2 bdrm. plus den, 2 bath townhouse. Large master bedroom, backyard patio, garage parking, close to schools, college, community center, arena and soon to be the new Askew’s shopping center. MLS® 10037829


9.63 acres offering

view and privacy. 178,900 beautiful 2 homes of little value, maybe fix up and rent??? Several outbuildings and set up for small livestock! Lots of potential here! MLS® 10038654


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New roof, .23 acre lot. 3 bed starter or retirement home. Fenced & landscaped. Newer deck & hot water tank. Garage/ workshop. Close to beach, parks & schools. Quick possession!



MLS® 10011500





Amazing value. Nicely updated mobile. Over 1020 sq. ft. Fenced yard, large deck, carport, newer flooring and paint. Easy access to town/highway. Quick possession.

MLS® 10038488


WATERFRONT - Prime location! 2005 built modern home on .58 acre in the heart of Blind Bay. Live in the 3 bdrm modular with large deck or build on this great easy to build lot. Offers privacy & is close to all amenities and Hwy. 1. Best buy on the waterfront! $

50 - 4th Street SE, Salmon Arm

6088 Bradshaw Road


MLS® 10040701




Location! Location! Walk to all of the conveniences of downtown from this 3 bdrm charming Heritage Style home. Currently operating as Mr. Eugene’s Hair Salon with 1 bdrm non-conforming suite in the bsmt. This 3 bdrm 3 bath home offers loads of parking within walking distance of downtown. $

This exquisite 3 bdrm, 3 bath waterfront home offers the ultimate in luxury & modern decor wile emulating the natural elements of the surrounding forest. Built for the discerning buyer the Birch house is set along the majestic shores of Shuswap Lake.



MLS® 10041406

MLS® 10027007

B24 2698 Blind Bay Road

Updated kitchen w/tiled backsplash and modern countertop. Spa-inspired bath w/raised sink. Bright open living room. Custom white window coverings. Large storage shed. Fenced back yard. Covered deck.



MLS® 10022485

Great 2 bed/2 bath unit. Clean with newer fridge, stove. All appliances included. Walking distance to downtown. Next to wharf & waterfront area. Enjoy worry-free living. MLS® 10035019


MLS® 10040854

6.46 Lakeview acres in Sorrento with log home & huge shop. Great view of Copper Island.


MLS® 10040688


WATERFRONT - Captivating lake views from this immaculate 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom semi-waterfront home in Blind Bay with 123’ of titled lakeshore. This well appointed home offers a bright open Àoor plan with plenty of room for the whole family. Licenced dock. $

This 1584 sq. ft. home has 3 bdrms., 2 baths, huge new kitchen with island, living rm., family rm., fenced yard backing onto school property. Newer furnace, HWT, roof, flooring, etc. Great park.



MLS® 10029698



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8 - 5373 Sunnybrae Road

This deluxe park model and lot are located in desirable Blind Bay. This is the nicest RV development on Shuswap Lake! This 2 bdrm unit is set up and fully furnished ready to enjoy. Easy access, beachfront location, dock for boat. MLS® 10040549



Pristine setting for this .91 acre lot with lake access a hop, skip & jump away! Private & quiet paved cul-de-sac. Flat buildable lot set amongst the cedars. 30gpm well. Minutes to Herald’s Park and Margaret Falls. Boat launch 2 kms away.


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MLS® 10041848

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DESIREABLE LOCATION! • 0.44 Acres with lots of parking • Brand new vinyl siding & windows • Covered deck, shop, central air & gas stove. 1080 Trans Canada Hwy. NE MLS® 10026148



BRAND NEW ELECTRICAL • Spectacular view of Shuswap Lake & surrounding mountains • Great visibility for home-based business • 1/3 acre property with 1500 sq. ft. rancher


RARE FIND! • 3 very private acres in town • Backs onto Little Mountain Park, close to schools • Build your dream home on this private estate property or subdivide

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LAKE VIEW APARTMENT • Immaculate 1539 square feet • 2 bedrooms plus den • Bright open floor plan


• Lovely birch kitchen w/pantry • 9’ ceilings, in floor heat • Heated/secure UG parking

551 Trans Canada Hwy.

4951 Auto Road

MLS® 10039158

MLS® 10039675


• 4300 square feet • Includes furniture/equipment • Features a full kitchen • Incredible opportunity • Great location on hwy.


• Level .50 acre • Located in Industrial Park • M1 Industrial Zoning • High visibility lot • Great place for building

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3981 Richardson Road

1581 14th Street SE

3398 McBride Road

581 3rd Street SE

MLS® 10040819

MLS® 10036175

MLS® 10024132

MLS® 10028731

MLS® 10040798


• Very well maintained • 1,400 square foot rancher • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Landscaped .34 acre lot • Southern exposure


• 2050 finished square feet • 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Split level floor plan • Vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace • .18 acre, fenced yard


• 3,500 finished square feet • Large view windows • Oak kitchen, vaulted ceilings • 3 bdrms & family room • Double garage, landscaped


• Lots of recent upgrades • 2 bdrms plus 1 bdrm suite • Newer roof, siding, cabinetry • Private fenced back yard • Walking distance to town





A102 1118 Riverside Avenue

2580 21st Street NE

3390 30th Street NE

56 Fernwood Road

MLS® 10038097

MLS® 10036413

MLS® 10039687

MLS® 10014494


• 1,400 square foot with 2 bdrms • Furnishings included • Ground level with patio • Outdoor swimming pool • Boat slip & underground parking



• 2400 finished square feet • Spacious living area • Amazing rec room • Oversized double garage • .5 acre corner lot



• 30 North Broadview Acres • Amazing views and vistas • A-2 zoning • Build your dream home • Great soil for many uses



•35 gorgeous acres • 24,000 square foot building • Indoor & outdoor riding arenas • 26 heated stalls & tackroom • Fenced/cross-fenced


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• Nicely updated • Desireable Sorrento Place, 55+ park • 2 car carport with ample parking • Private beach, boat launch • Club house, RV boat storage

Executive Waterfront Townhouse • Over 3000 sq.ft. of luxury living • Private deck, granite counters & wood cabinets • Large master bdrm. w/jetted soaker tub & adjoining loft • Walk to town, beach, boat launch and pubs • Large garage, private dock and two boat slips



MLS® 10026414


MLS® 10040316

Upper Raven - 1/2 Acre • • • • •

Bright open kitchen/dining room, W/I pantry 3 bedrooms (all with W/I closets) 4 bathrooms including 4 pc ensuite Large attached garage w/self-contained studio Spacious living room w/cozy gas fireplace


MLS® 10040964

New Price!

5 Acres - Great Value • • • • •

Very private Gleneden home on 5 acres Solid 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom house Great potential here for the average handyman Many fruit trees, a huge garden area Only 10 minutes to Salmon Arm

MLS® 10036815


Lakeshore 1.16 Acres

Ravenscroft – Detached

MLS® 10036112



MLS® 10035919

Just Horsing Around • • • • • •

• Semi-Lakeshore with deeded lakeshore • Updated throughout, great views • 4 bdrms., 3 baths, plus unfinished suite • Large patio & covered lakeview deck • Ample parking, 2 driveways • Only 5 minutes past Blind Bay store

• 1900 sq. ft. main, over 3800 finished • 5 bdrms. (or den/office), 3 baths • Private detached end unit, double garage • Spectacular 180 view of lake, town & mountains.

Scenic 20.92 acres in Tappen 2230 sq. ft. 3 bdrms., 3 baths 4 stall barn, riding arena, hay shed 24’ x 20’ detached garage Large deck, tranquil duck pond 10 minutes to Skimikin Lake


MLS® 10003658

H HomeLife Lif S Salmon l A Arm R Realty lt




#201 - 611 Shuswap S.E., Salmon Arm

Try living in quiet elegance & style reserved for those that are 50+. Love the angles and unique design in this 2006 condo. 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo has it all - location, lake view, 9 ft. ceilings, bright open concept & comes with spacious deck.

Cell: 250-253-5303 Website: Email:

MLS® 10041712

COUNTRYSIDE MHP $ #3 - 2500 97B Hwy. S.E., Salmon Arm



Cute as a button! This 2 bedroom & single wide boasts 900 sq. ft. with updates that include newer windows, doors & siding. And outside this pad is quite large 96x80 with landscaped gardens, large shed & 2 apple trees. Shows very well!

BROADVIEW MHP $ #72 1361 30th Street S.E., Salmon Arm


This 3 bedroom, 1320 sq. ft. manufactured home comes with a fenced yard, 2 sheds, large covered deck and patio area.


334,9 00

Exceptional value and shows well or this 1987 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in the heart of Enderby! Features sunken LR, skylights, tiled rec room, hardwood dining room, security system, A/C, double garage & fenced landscaped yard with raised garden beds. MLS® 10033120

COUNTRYSIDE MHP $ #73 - 2500 97B Hwy. S.E., Salmon Arm

2 bdrm. custom modular home built in 2000 features maple hardwood flooring, tiled floors & kitchen backsplash, nat gas f/p & hi-efficiency furnace with A/C.

Truly one of a kind 2007 doublewide in the Countryside MHP. This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home can boast 1652 sq. ft. with grand finishing, vaulted ceilings, superb layout & an outstanding entertainment deck.

MLS® 10028386

MLS® 10035290

129,9 00

MLS® 10024944

MLS® 10037719

718 Stanley Ave., Enderby


$ BEGBIE MHP #13 - 537 Begbie Rd., Tappen

34 Gardom Lk. Rd., Enderby


349,9 00

One acre close to town! Park-like setting only minutes from town. Come see this charming 3 bdrm, 2 bath & fully finished basement close to Gardom Lake. MLS® 10029083


3075 Brockman Rd., Salmon Arm

699,9 00

Beautiful private 80 acres in Salmon Valley off Yankee Flats Rd. 3264 sq.ft. house awaiting your finishing touches with 1707 sq.ft. finished on 1st floor. Property features 4 outbuildings - shop, chicken barn, pole barn, chicken layer. Call Erin to view this exceptional acreage! MLS® 10036904, 10036867

189,9 00

3932 Parri Rd., on White Lake




328 ft of lakeshore facing due south on 1.45 acre. This custom built home 2002 features 4200 sq.ft. of living space, attached heated double garage, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, upstairs family room and kitchen, with open concept. MLS® 10030324


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Rob McKibbon

Kent Redekop

#21 - 1070 1st Street SE, Salmon Arm

• • • •

Renter or First-time Buyer Alert! $5995 down and just $400 a month OAC Why rent when you can own? Call Kent Redekop at 250-318-8120 to view!


MLS® 10041130



3 bdrm., 2 bath quality rancher .16 acre private lot New flooring, paint, 5 appls. Quick possession!


MLS® 10040247



• • • •

Minutes from Salmon Arm; Semi-lakeshore! New roof, windows, doors & renovations Huge heated shop; borders 2 roads Walk to swimming beach, lakeview!


MLS® 10041410



Cori Maynes

MLS® 10039724

• • • •



4 level split family home 2.33 acres, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths 3 decks, hot tub and sunroom Newer metal roof, hot water tank


MLS® 10032096



Affordable elegance awaits you on 1.5 acres! 2428 square feet with deluxe finish! Indulgent bathrooms, infloor heat & more! Call Kent Redekop @ 250-318-8120 to view!


MLS® 10039696



MLS® 10037094

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• • • •

4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, 3rd roughed in Like new, beautiful lakeview Excellent, quality finishing


MLS® 10038294


MLS® 10040104




Panoramic lake view 3 bdrm., 2 bath/Blind Bay Hardwood floors, heated tile floors Newer roof, windows, lower deck, appl.


MLS® 10038548



2250 4th Avenue SE, Salmon Arm

1.6 C1A Zoned Acres Prime, flat building site Excellent investment opportunity Perfect Main Street location


MLS® 10041822

2419 Tamerac Terrace, Sorrento

200 Main Street, Sicamous

• • • •

3 bdrm, 2 bath New roof, siding and windows Single detached garage Large carport


• • • •


Cary Lentz Property Management

713 Whitehead Road, Sicamous

#8 2592 Alpen Paradies Rd., Blind Bay

714 Mobley Road, Sunnybrae

• • • •

Priced to sell! White Lake 2 bed, 1 bath Shop and auxiliary building


#9 3196 White Lake Rd., Sorrento

• • • •

Dave Strle

Barb LeRoux

2844 Schmid Road, Sorrento

Waterfront home with sandy beach! Live year round, just minutes from town! 3 or 4 bedrm. layout; 1/2 acre lot! Leased property makes affordable!


3988 Sunnybrae Rd., Tappen

• • • •

Lisa Butler

4509 Sandy Point Road, Salmon Arm

#66, 2592 Balmoral Road, Blind Bay

• • • • C11


• • • •

Cream of the crop! Amazing Lake View 3688 square feet, 3 bdrm./3 bath 2 double heated garages


MLS® 10040433

SALMON ARM 250 832-6060

SICAMOUS 250 836-2121

364 Ross St. NE

301 Main St.




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Serving S i t the h Sh Shuswap, Sicamous & Enderby


EXECUTIVES Realty Ltd. 300 George St. Enderby, B.C.

833-0515 833 83 3-05 0515 05 15 1-800-504-2121

250 955-2184 • Cell 250 517-0974

Starter or Retired

7444 Anglemont Way, Anglemont

#10-1134 Pine Grove Rd, Scotch Creek

#100 - Caravans West Scotch Creek

1660 Tappen Notch Hill Road

Panoramic views command your full attention in this one owner custom home. Newer roof, 1000+ sq. ft. of deck and room for all of your toys.

This fully furnished condo is a great place to just go to get away from it all. Take a dip in the pool or a walk on the beach. Makes a great rental property.

Fully landscaped inside corner lot already set up with outdoor kitchen and is close to all amenities. Will accommodate up to a 45’ Park Model or Travel Trailer.

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the country, while being just 15 minutes from Salmon Arm. Newer 3 bed, 2 bath open concept modular home sits on 6.23 acres.







MLS® 100 1 10036212 3621 36 6212 2


MLS® 10030681 100 10 00306 3068 681 1






MLS® ® 10040249 100 10 4024 0249 9

Country Acreage


Prime Development Property





Great location, walk to town, seniors centre and daycare. On level corner lot. Handyman or rental investments take a look. Unfinished bonus room.

MLS® 10029700 1 02970 100 29700 0

MLS® 10006966


Treed 5 acres on no thru road in Tappen. Spacious family home in peaceful setting with pond, bunkhouse. Lots of room for animals and RV parking. Close to White Lake fishing.

Investors! Great potential for high visibility corner across from golf course entering Salmon Arm and Industrial Park.

MLS® 10035784

MLS® 10024236


Direct Line – 250 955-6269


Serving the Shuswap

250 833-8771 • 250 832-7051 • 1-888-676-2435

2249 Chief Ataham Drive, Adams Lk., BC

999 - 2932 Buckley Road Enjoy this 55+ park. Take in the views and morning sun from the covered deck. Well maintained 2 bdrm Park Model home in Sorrento Place. A short walk to the lake, clubroom, boat launch. Enjoy the activities and networing in this locely community.

New Price

Enjoy year around privacy in this 4 bdrm. WATERFRONT home. Located on Adams Lake. Lots of deck to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon sun. The year around on-demand ferry access makes this area very private c/w 82’ of waterfront. Vendor motivated – bring an offer. KADREA 104617

5275 Me Meadow Creek Cres., Celista

423 Pine Street, Chase

Tastefully decorated and well maintained 3 bedroom home. Centrally located with an easy walk to most amenities in Chase. Sit on your deck and watch the golfers as the home backs onto the golf course. Home has a workshop for the handyman and a Sauna. $

Enjoy the view of Shuswap Lake from the front or back decks. This 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home offers an open concept with a private setting. Property has exclusive access to waterfront beach. Opportunity for 1st time homebuyer, investor or retiree.

New Listing



$ MLS® 10041264






MLS® 10034751

KADREA 104314


~ Canoe Creek Estates ~

~ Blind Bay ~

~ Blind Bay ~

~ Blind Bay ~

~ NE Salmon Arm ~

~ NE Salmon Arm ~




• LAKE VIEW: Copper Island & Reedman Point • 3 bdrm, 3 bath 1/2 duplex • Level entry, easy access • Near store, beach, boating, golf & hiking trails



• 4 bdrms, 2 bathrms on quiet cul-de-sac • Singlewide with addition • New furnace, H/W tank, and appliances • Near public beach, golf, school, ball park & community hall

CAPE COD STYLING WITH LAKE VIEW • 3 bdrm, 3 bath, deck, fruit trees • Plus 2 bedrooms in unfinished basement • Near Shuswap Lake beach & boat launch • 2 car garage, fenced yard $

• New kitchen, flooring and repainted • Flat site with several fruit trees • 20 x 24 workshop/garage • Full RV hookup • Covered deck with Lake view

• 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Plus 1 bedroom 1 bathroom basement suite • Well kept home near cul-desac • Separate laundry, 2 decks • Near school & new Askew’s complex

• Level entry with walkout basement • Patio, 2 decks, gorgeous lake views • 2 bdrm, 2 bath spacious design • 2 car garage, A/C, near downtown core $

MLS® 10037744



MLS® 10033656



MLS® 10034879


MLS® 10036337



MLS® 10035519



MLS® 10033975


Why Pay More? ~ Canoe ~

~Salmon Arm SE ~

~ Sorrento ~




• 1993 4 bdrms, large bathroom, A/C • 12x14 deck, 10x12 shed, fenced yard • Near golf, beach, boat launch, school, fire hall, ball park, pub & corner store MLS® 10034082



• 5 bdrm, 2 bath with mountain view • 12x18 work or hobby shop in basement • Tiered back yard • Easy stroll downtown MLS® 10036506



• 2 bdrm, 1 bath, covered deck • New kitchen, windows & floors • Wharf and boat buoy • 180 feet of sandy beach • In town, close to all amenities MLS® 10031400



~ Salmon Arm SE ~

~ Sorrento ~

GREAT FIND - GREAT OPEN MOUNTAIN NEIGHBOURHOOD VIEW • 3 bdrm, 2 bath on 0.23 acre lot • Large fenced yard with patio • On very quiet cul-de-sac • Near schools, daycare and park • Partially finished bsmt. MLS® 10037287



• 2006 7 bdrm, 2 1/2 baths • 2x8 outside walls R40, ceiling R80 • Special patterned cement floors • Covered deck with privacy screens • 28x36 garage/workshop all on one acre MLS® 10033933



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Serving the Shuswap since 1982 • Each office independently owned & operated

bringing buyers and sellers together 1-888-676-2435

Linda Rohlfs Personal Real Estate Corporation Associate Broker/REALTOR Broker/REALTOR®

3438 McBride Road

#1 4232 Eldon Frontage Road

Doris Mills Associate Broker REALTOR®

4090 42nd Street NW

2532 Centennial Drive

• .52 superb lakeview acre lot allows for a pool • Extensively renovated house with fireplaces in 5 rooms • Dream gourmet kitchen features granite plus 8 builtins • The luxury ensuite boasts 7 pieces • Games and media room in lower level

• Mobile Home Park west of Salmon Arm on the Trans Canada • 2.3 landscaped acres. 9 pads complete with all services • Mobile #3 included • Great opportunity to operate as a viable MHP or campground • Close to lake access and golf

• .30 lakeview acres. View from spacious covered deck • Four large bedrooms, den and 2 bath • Two rock natural gas fireplaces • Easy care laminate floors. Cold room. Workshop

• 4.92 private rolling acres at end of cul de sac in Gleneden • One bedroom unique house is a work in progress. Major brick finishing • Seller indicates excellent water supply. Newer septic in 2006. Quick possession.

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MLS #10027959




MLS #10034477



MLS® #10036422

LOTS & ACREAGES MLS ® 10028275 10033609 10033600 10010402 10005186 10024192 10026177 10037725 10031527 9188758 9209893 10026614 10035294

3258 Berke Road • .86 panoramic lakeview acres with executive rancher on full walkout basement, in ground pool & hot tub • Over 4500 sq. ft. of luxury living. Dream kitchen, butler pantry, numerous built-ins with all the extras • Large attached garage & shop

Call Linda or Doris $


MLS® #10036725

8097 Seed Road • 6.12 acres allowing views of Rosemond Lake & Larch Hills at Mara • 2009 spacious home includes granite counters, wood floors, tall ceilings in bright open floor plan • Huge garage & finished lower floor plumbed for in-law suite • Separate pole shed (36x42) could be great storage shed or developed into a shop • Minutes to beautiful white sand beaches & boat launches at Mara Provincial Park

Call Linda or Doris $



MLS #10008882

Call Linda or Doris $


MLS® #10026877



0.67 acre 0.33 acre 0.37 acre 0.34 acre 0.27 acre 1.06 acre 0.83 acre 0.24 acre 0.5 acre 16.75 acres 3.0 acres 20.48 acres .77 acre

Blind Bay Blind Bay Blind Bay Blind Bay Blind Bay Blind Bay Blind Bay SE Salmon Arm Anstey Arm Tappen Valley Tappen Salmon River NE Salmon Arm

$77,000 $82,900 $89,900 $118,500 $150,000 $159,000 $159,000 $189,000 $199,900 $249,000 $295,000 $295,000 $650,000

3 For the Price of 1 • Upscale manufactured home with addition • Attached garage • Separate 23’x30’ building housing games room, entertainment bar, fireplace plus full bath • All on .52 level acres, across the road from Shuswap Lake

Call Linda or Doris $


MLS® #9226239

#17 2395 Pleasant Valley Rd.

1111 12th Street NE

• Newly renovated 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath townhouse at Cobble Hill • Beautiful oak floors, tiled bthrms, kt. counters replaced & fresh paint • Private patio. Covered parking. New roof in 2009. • Low fees $154.96. Bsmnt not finished. Quick possession.

• Heritage style house on private .5 lakeview acres • Walk to wharf, trails and shopping • Renovated new kitchen, hardwood floors & high ceilings • Screened in wrap around porch overlooking the lake • Partial approval for subdivision

• Share in 1000 feet of beach at Wild Rose Bay • Newer spacious year round house offering beach access a short jaunt away • Lake view from most rooms. 3 bdrms, 2 bath, oak plank floors, roomy bright kitchen • All furnishings included. Great buy!

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8953 Swanshore Road • Lakeshore, beautiful sandy beach at Mara Lake • Major renos include granite counters, rock faced wood fireplace, vaulted ceilings. Hot tub, double garage/extra parking • RV pad with sani dump • Includes quality furnishings & tools • Foreshore rights



MLS #10038627


4681 70th Street NE


MLS® #10027732

#46 6421 Eagle Bay Road



MLS® #10032908

270 1st Street SE

1161 49 Avenue NE

• Dramatically reno’d 4 bed, 2 bath bi-level with high end laminate • Lower level bath offers a seam free shower & heated tiled floors • Private yard w/ waterfall, rock retaining wall & huge covered deck plus hot tub offers a relaxing retreat

• Upgraded cosy 2 bedroom house, lane access, within walking distance to most everything downtown • Electrical upgraded to 100 amp service • Upgraded pipes are copper and plastic • Great investment or starter home. Carport 50 x 100 ft. lot

• Located in desirable Raven subdivision, lake and mtn. views • Bright airy sunroom off spacious kitchen. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, family room, main floor laundry, c/air & b/i vac • Private fenced yard, fruit trees, u/g sprinklers, shed & small shop.

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MLS® #10024381


MLS® #10037499



MLS® #10019857

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Serving the Shuswap since 1982 • Each office independently owned & operated

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Linda Rohlfs Personal Real Estate Corporation Associate Broker/REALTOR Broker/REALTOR®

Doris Mills Associate Broker REALTOR®


2750 Golf Course Drive

#114 2500 Hwy. 97B S.E.

2510 21 Street NE

690 Okanagan Avenue SE

• Upscale home, backing onto golf course. Spacious kitchen, with island & butler pantry • Oversize master bedroom, 9 ft. ceilings, warm hardwood floors • 2 fireplaces, c/air, alarm syst., built in vac & u/g sprinklers • Fenced yard. Extra parking for golf cart. Great value.

• Substantially renovated large 2 bedroom mobile in Countryside MHP • Spacious addition incl. M. bedrm. Roomy utility • Newly sided, laminate floors, s/steel appliances & freshly painted. Sunny porch plus 2 large sheds.

• Wonderful location for this updated home on 0.5 of an acre • 3 bed/2 bath on main, office and large rec room on lower level • Many upgrades, flooring, kitchen counter, roof, bath, insulation and more

• Three bedrooms one bath heritage style rancher on full basement • Recent upgrades of paint, some flooring, hot water tank and upgraded electrical panel • Original oak floors, open design, private setting, lane access and storage shed/shop

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MLS #10041736




MLS #10032034




MLS #10035998



MLS® #10038484


#7, 3950 Express Point Road

559 24th Street NE

LS9 Bastion Ivy Road

• Waterfront luxury townhouse • Chef inspired kitchen, granite counters, stainless steel appliances with wine cooler • 3 bed, 3 bath, spa like ensuite & walk-in closet • Dramatic 18’ ceiling in living room, cosy fireplace • Superb hard wood floors • French doors to exterior grilling & entertainment area • Boardwalk pathways to beach & marina • No HST

• Great location for this updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse • Located close to schools, swimming pool, ice rink & the new Askew’s Up Town • Home has new flooring & paint and has been well maintained • Two new windows have been added to living room for extra light • Private back patio. 2 parking stalls.

• 20 private lakeshore acres partially bordering Herman Lake • Serene acreage consists of newer 2 bedroom cabin • Neighbouring 40 acres also for sale • Beautiful rolling acreage with views of Herman Lake • Ideal setting for a retreat or a campground

• .48 acre private lot in N. Broadview. Well maintained home with numerous updates • Huge kitchen with centre isle. 2 fireplaces, skylites & oak floors • 5 bedroom, 4 baths, renovated inlaw suite with separate entrance • Security system and shutters

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MLS #10027648




MLS #10041821




MLS #10010993

3270 28th Street NE



MLS® #10033531


1926 Eagle Bay Road

6491 Okanagan Avenue NE

890 33 Street SE

#42 601 Beatty Ave. NW • 3 bedroom furnished rancher, open floor plan, high ceilings, privacy and gorgeous lakeview west of harbourfront • Hot water heating system, covered patio and large double garage

• Value in the land. Over 1/2 acre potentially subdividable lot • House has had a major addition in 1994, includes master bedroom wing on basement • Located in Little Mountain area close to churches, schools, and trails. Includes appliances.

• Beautiful, private acreage within Salmon Arm City Limits • Heritage type home on 9.97 acres with in-ground pool, fruit trees & hay fields • The home is on city water and has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a large kitchen and spacious living and dining rooms

• • • • •

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MLS #10038369




MLS #10023701




MLS #10041744

Lake across the road Bright large welcoming rancher on level .52 acre Enjoy the hot tub plus pool Park your boat in oversize garage Country kitchen, solid surface countertops, central vac & air, sec. system, 9’ ceilings all add value & style



MLS® #9226231


#5 140 Harbourfront Dr. N.E. • Penthouse with lake view • 2 bdrms. and office, minutes to wharf,nature reserve & shopping • Open floor plan, high ceilings & gas fireplace. Incl. appliances • 1456 sq. ft. of living

Call Linda or Doris $


MLS® #10036173

#13 1070 1st St. SE • Valley Vista. Affordable newer townhouse • Compact 1 bedroom, 1 bath, walking distance to downtown • Great for rental investment, senior citizen, or 1st time buyer • Strata fees only $104.00 incl. water, sewer, insurance, snow removal, landscaping, window cleaning and management

Call Linda or Doris $


MLS® #10029608

6471 Highway 97A

204 9804 Silver Star Road

• Garden of Eden, 2.35 fenced acres of fertile level land • Gardens incl. asparagus rows, variety of berry bushes & fruit trees. Artisan well, drip irrigation • 3 bdrm renovated rancher incl. kitchen, flooring, gas furnace, A/C, septic & roof

• One bed & alcove at popular Creekside at Silver Star Mountain • Fabulous location and easy access • This lovely unit has been well cared for & is walking distance to the Village, Tube Town & skating pond • Buy now and enjoy this all season resort!

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MLS® #10038941



MLS® #10017434


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11 - 3063 Hornsberger Road Enjoy peace and tranquility in this 2 bed home. Backing onto forested area w/ sounds of a nearby creek, large yard, covered deck, private patio & workshop. Newer furnace & laminate floors, gas range, large master bed and laundry/ storage room. $


MLS® 10032800

460 5 Street SE Charming 3 bed and den character house located within walking distance to amenities and recreation make for an ideal holding/development property. Private 100’ x 140’ lot. Development potential with property being designated high density in the Official Community Plan. Newer roof, furnace, hot water tank, and gas range.

MLS® 10033681



980 35 Street SE 2 story w/full part finished bsmt home (total 3390 sq.ft.). Open concept w/ hardwood & tile, large beds w/walk-in closets, mstr w/5 pce ensuite. Central air, b/i vac. Over-sized 2 level semi-detached garage, lower level has sep access & overhead door. $

MLS® 10039529


1548 Salmon River Road Incredible 40 acres in a picturesque setting. Fully renovated 3 bed home that shows beautifully. Misc outbuildings, 2 shops, hay storage, 100 gpm well, fully fenced & level, seasonal creek & small second home on property currently rented. $

MLS® 10032511


1222 Dunkirk Road Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath lake view home on .14 ac lot. Open plan living area w/ vaulted ceilings, skylights, breakfast bar, master bed w/ 4 pce ensuite & walkin closet, lrg. deck & attached carport. Very affordable & close to amenities. $

MLS® 10039690


380 20 Avenue SW

In town acreage with lots of privacy at the end of a quiet, no thru road. Situated on 3.79 acres there is plenty of room to roam and space for all your toys. 1.5 storey home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths including an inlaw suite in the basement, which could also be used as additional living space. This home has lots to offer from soaring ceilings to hardwood floors and more.

MLS® 10022542



10 - 221 Temple Street Cozy 2 bed, 2 full bath unit, located in a quiet adult development in Sicamous. Close to Seniors Activity Centre and shopping. Attached double garage, semiprivate back patio. All appliances and window coverings included. $


MLS® 10010341

6400 Auto Road SE Private 10 acre park like property w/your very own lake! Property is ideally located minutes to town & borders an 18-hole golf course. Large 5 bed, 3 bath home w/great, open design. Optional 2 bed inlaw suite with separate entrance & laundry.



MLS® 10041603

719 Salmon River Road Private and useable .27 ac. property w/ updated 1421 sq. ft. 3 bed, 2 bath home. Lrg 16’x36’ insul. shop w/water & 100 amp service. Fully fenced yard, huge deck, varous sheds for additional storage. Located within short drive to convenience store. $

MLS® 10037912


726 Abbington Lane Custom 5 bed 3 bath home on 3.7 acs. Private & peaceful w/water rights to nearby creek & post/rail fencing. Features hardwood & tile floors, rustic timbers, bright kitchen & unique dome living room w/gas f/pl. Basement is inlaw suite ready. $

MLS® 10025844


120 Hudson Avenue NE

2590 Auto Road

Great investment property with 6 tenants. 3 retail and 3 residential (1 bachelor, 1 - 1 bed & 1 - 2 bed). Good on site parking. Very well kept with a great downtown location.

2711 Sun Ridge Place

Custom built 4 bed/4 bth home. Loads of storage & parking in the attached dbl garage & detached, heated shop. Ideal for cars & toys w/a 125’ concrete driveway for lrg RV parking & 30 amp service. Magnificently landscaped private .22 acre lot. $

Incredible 3 bed 3 bath home w/panoramic lake & valley views. Granite counters, stainless appliances, central vac, large covered deck w/outdoor jacuzzi, bsmnt inlaw suite, triple garage w/oversized center bay & 14x46 RV garage in lower level. $

MLS® 10037314



2151 12 Avenue NE 3.37 in town acres designated med density in OCP. Well kept 4 bed, 3 bath level entry home. Detached 26.5’x20.5’ garage, covered carport, flat backyard & large deck. Would be a good family home or development/holding property w/potential lakeviews. $

MLS® 10034002



MLS® 10029762

3520 50 Avenue NE Spectacular lakeview acreage. 39.2 acres zoned A2/ALR w/2 road frontages. 1/4 in cherry trees, 1/4 in hay and balance treed. City water. Perfect spot for your new country estate. Older home, misc. outbuildings and mobile home site.

MLS® 9214517



MLS® 10033823


60 Shuswap Street Apartment bldg with 17 one bedroom units. In suite storage, blinds, appls. & newer decks. Coin op laundry, lots of parking, 150’ x 150’ lot. 2 bed house incl. with potential to subdivide. 50’ x 150’ commercial lot or increase apartment density. $

MLS® 10037306


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February 29, 2012 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer