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Directors put hold on Stomp By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Summer Stomp fans will have to wait another month to see if a 2012 version will run in Silver Creek on the third weekend of July. Event organizers had asked Columbia Shuswap Regional District board members to consider a request to temporarily dispense with bylaw enforcement on two Salmon River Road properties. But directors deferred a decision until they get answers in the form of a detailed operating plan – something stomp organizers says they will work on with haste. At issue is the fact that neither of the proposed properties is zoned commercial. And, while the CSRD board last year decided not to enforce the bylaw because of the economic opportunity they saw in the event, the Agricultural Land Commission refused to allow non-farm use on the land located within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). This year, organizers have made arrangement René Talbot for two properties loCSRD cated about two kilomeDIRECTOR tres south of the Silver Creek Community Park and note the portion of the land they wish to use is not inside the ALR. But board concerns extend beyond zoning. “I’ve had phone calls and emails from residents not thrilled about it being close to their homes,” said Area D Falkland-Silver Creek-Ranchero Director René Talbot. “Noise is an issue, fire is a huge issue. They always want a fire. I don’t know of any other event that has fires.” Talbot also took issue with what organizers have planned in terms of security and possible damage to the Salmon River. “I see nothing here about them talking to RCMP and it’s the same weekend as Sturgis – we will have lots of people running down Salmon River Road,” See Stomp on page A2


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Salmon Arm 1st Pathfinder Katie Greenlaw takes charge from draft horse handler Joyce Marchant during a horse plowing demonstration held Saturday at Harmonious Homestead and Ewe.

‘Green man’ faces riot charges By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

A Salmon Arm man accused of being involved in last year’s Stanley Cup riot is now formally facing charges. Andrew Comber, who is charged with participating in a riot, mischief and arson, was arrested Saturday in his Salmon Arm home, said Sgt. Howard Chow, media relations office for the Integrated Riot Investigation Team. Comber, 38, allegedly lit a stuffed bear on fire and threw it onto an overturned truck during the riots, which took

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place after the Vancouver Canucks loss to Boston in the Stanley Cup Finals on June 15, 2011. Fans angry at losing to the Boston Bruins went on a rampage in downtown Vancouver, causing millions of dollars in damage. Police say Comber had painted himself green and was very active on the night of the riot. He was spotted taunting police in many locations, an RCMP release says. Comber is also wanted on See Comber on page A2


Easy to spot: Vancouver Police arrested Salmon Arm’s Andrew Comber for participating in a riot.

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Stomp rushes to meet deadline Continued from front he said, noting the event would no longer be in the Salmon Arm policing area. “On previous occasions, they complained about policing but that’s a fact of life; if you’re gonna have an event this big, you’re gonna have policing – and don’t complain about it.” Electoral Area E Rural Sicamous director Rhona Martin had a different viewpoint. “I don’t live there, but I have always heard good things – the site is maintained well, washrooms are clean, they do maintain order…” she said. “It’s an economic development opportunity. People come

and spend a lot of money, so for that reason I would support it.” Mike Smith, president of the Summer Stomp committee and member since its inception in 1998, was given the opportunity to address some of directors’ concerns. “We have many things in place – a water truck onsite and a big open field – we’re not fools and it’s not our intention to burn the mountain down,” he said. “When we had it in the park it was way closer to the trees.” Smith told directors the committee had not yet approached the RCMP or begun detailed plans because they wanted to know the regional district

would support them before the volunteers spent a lot more time on the event. “We don’t want drunks on the road or people dying either,” he said, pointing out organizers would not be sell-

We did approach the Neskonlith, but they don’t want us this year. The danger is, if we don’t have it this year, people lose interest in the event. Mike Smith STOMP ORGANIZER

ing liquor on-site this year, but would have a shuttle bus operating to and from the Silver Creek Store. “We did approach the Neskonlith, but they don’t want

Comber wanted in Alberta Continued from front charges dating back to 2004 in Alberta, where he is accused of causing a disruption after a Calgary Flames hockey game. The Southern Alberta Integrated Fugitive Apprehension Unit – similar to the Con Air program in B.C. – will fly Comber back to Alberta to face charges of assaulting and obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest, mischief, failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance and alcohol offences. “With the help and

support of partner police agencies, rioters won’t be able to escape justice by hiding in their communities,” Inspector Les Yeo, who is leading the Vancouver Police Department’s riot investigation, wrote in a statement released early Sunday. In 2005, Comber, who had previously been in prison, was featured in the Observer for successfully completing his high school graduation requirements and earning his Dogwood diploma as part of the Storefront School program. Chow says Comber’s

distinctive body painting assisted them in the investigation. Thousands of images were taken by photographers during the riot and many have been posted on a special Vancouver Police website, which is urging people to provide police with tips on the identity of perpetrators. Chow says 84 per cent of all the rioters with charges recommended are from outside Vancouver, so they are eager for more people to view the photos and provide information. The website is

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A vision for the future Downtown Community College: Group hopes to expand courses to make agriculture flagship program. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

An agricultural college on the former JL Jackson school site could be just the economic boost that Salmon Arm needs. At the annual general meeting of Downtown Salmon Arm on April 17, members of the Downtown Community College Committee announced this hope with figures to support their vision. Chair Bill Laird said the committee has set its sights on the former JL Jackson site but emphasized that the land has not been purchased. “The dream is four or five acres on the southwest corner,” he said. Lana Fitt, manager of Salmon Arm Economic Development, said the Vannstruth Consulting Group prepared an economic impact analysis of a downtown campus. Findings show that in the first year, based on an estimate of a 40 per cent growth in students reflecting factors such as diversified programming, increased housing and development of agriculture as a flagship program, impacts would mean 42 new jobs and annual expenditures of $3.4 million. That doesn’t include figures for construction of the campus or tourism from out-of-towners visiting students.

Laird noted that the whole JL Jackson site is about 12 acres, including the Downtown Activity Centre, and the committee would not want to disturb the centre as it provides valuable services. The current college campus is about five acres, but doesn’t have the ability to grow up or out. The preliminary vision for the new campus would

emphasis on food security and sustainability, Hardy pointed out that the average age of a farmer is 57 years old. “So education for agriculture is key, of the absolute and utmost importance if we’re going to be able to continue to eat,” she said. “We are going to be proposing that Okanagan College has agriculture as its flagship program.”

So education for agriculture is key, of the absolute and utmost importance if we’re going to be able to continue to eat.

Margaret Hardy DCC CO-ORDINATOR be to build two to three storeys high, Laird said. He added there would still be room for sports to continue behind the activity centre. Margaret Hardy, the DCC co-ordinator, noted the committee’s vision comes from more than 600 surveys from individuals in the community, as well as input from groups. Of those surveys, three areas of post-secondary education were singled out for expanded programming: applied arts and culture, health-care programming and agriculture. Noting the growing

Helping to achieve that vision, she said, is an interest from the University of the Fraser Valley in partnering with Okanagan College to provide agricultural courses here. Another aspect of the vision would be a performing arts theatre, Laird said. “It is our opinion, a wise place to put the theatre would be on this site. The college could use it part of the time. In this day and age, we don’t think it’s wise to build a single-use building anymore. We are very enthusiastic about a new performing arts

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RCMP: Majority of incidents related to alcohol, drugs. By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

The first quarter has passed for the Salmon Arm RCMP and police are noticing that while the numbers might be down, the problem of violence is not letting up. Prior to providing his quarterly report to city council, Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane said he spoke with his sergeant, Carl Tettolowski, and discussed what trends they’re seeing in the city. And, what they’re seeing is an increase in violence that doesn’t end up leading to convictions. Statistically, violent crime is down in the municipality, with 39 incidents this year, as opposed to 43 in the first quarter of 2011. Rural incidents are up from 10 to 17. Cases of assault are also down in the city from 31 to 26, though assault cases in the “other” category were up from 1 to 7 in the city, and 0 to 3 rural. Keane noted not all issues of violence attended by officers can be categorized under the criminal code. “It manifests itself in crime, like assaults and assault with a weapon and all those crime codes that we have, but… most of the time they don’t even meet that threshold,” said Keane. “They’ll be disturbance calls or they’ll be neighbourhood com-

plaints or these kinds of issues. And what happens is they’ll get escalated either by the police or by a bystander before we get there.” Keane added officers are also seeing an increase in violence related to intoxication and/ or emotional issues. “People are self-medicating out there, every-

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thing from folks that need to be hospitalized to people under extreme angst… and it’s coming out in violent or socially unacceptable ways,” he said. Another area of increased activity is property crime, particularly in the southeast quadrant of the city. Keane said, however, that this is mostly to do with incidents of shoplifting and theft from vehicles. “It’s interesting that they’re spiking at the same time all of our clients are coming out of jail that we put in last year,” Keane added. “Sometimes my job is easy. However,

we have those people tracked and targeted; it’s handy when they’re under some form of court conditions… so that when we do find them walking down the alley at two o’clock in the morning, we have a means to arrest them other than just waving a finger at them.” Regarding drugs, Keane credited his plain-clothes officers for doing a great job on getting a handle on the local drug trade. He says officers are targeting issues of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, which are big in the community. He noted a person recently taken down over a dial-a-dope operation appeared in court that day, with a condition that he is not to carry a cell phone. “He showed up in court with a cell phone, so he was arrested there, and when the policeman answered the phone, they wanted 20 rocks of crack…,” said Keane. “It shows you how it never ends for us.” Keane added the drug issues are tied up with the others issues of crime and people struggling in the community. Staffing remains at a 42 per cent vacancy rate due to medical and paternity issues. Shortages are being covered with staff moved out of plain-clothes investigation and traffic. The detachment now

has seven auxiliary constables, though Keane explains they are complementary, not supplementary, and they are not sent out “in a police car investigating calls.” Expecting it to be hot this summer, Keane said a big worry at the detachment is forest fires, and that contingency plans are being made, particularly scheduling, so that officers will be available at key times if they’re needed. Another summer issue, this one raised by council, is enforcement on the lake. Coun. Alan Harrison noted there was a lot of enforcement on the lake last year, and Keane said council, and the public, could expect similar levels this year. Over the first quarter, the detachment completed 1,527 calls for service, made 609 traffic stops, arrested and housed 180 prisoners and have 177 ongoing investigations.

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Street level recycling applauded By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Dinoflex ClimateSmart Just in time for Earth Day, Dinoflex Recycled Rubber Services has achieved the ClimateSmart seal. In order to complete the program, the company, which is based in the industrial park, was required to complete a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and submit a list of reduction strategies. “As Dinoflex was established in 1989 on the basis of environmental stewardship, participating in the program just made sense,” says CEO Terry MacLeod. For more information, visit

One new face will be joining the board of directors of Downtown Salmon Arm this year. Newly appointed is David Barritt of Salmon Arm Florist on Alexander Street. He joins returning directors Michael Wagner, Bill Laird, Tim Giandomenico, Jeff Johnson and Cookie Langenfeld, as well as a number of direc-

tors in the second year of their two-year terms. They are Ron Langridge, George Green, Rob Marshall, Rob Sengotta, Gale Paule Davison, Dorothy Argent and Bryan Kassa. Community representatives appointed to the board were Debbie Cannon with the City of Salmon Arm and Carol McCreight with the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce. Outgoing representatives who were thanked for their contributions were commu-

nity rep Patty Munro and seniors’ rep Katannya Woodruff. The contributions of outgoing director Maggy Davidson were also recognized. President Cookie Langenfeld listed plans for this year, one which garnered a round of applause – the launch of a street-level recycling pilot project. Other plans include a designated YouTube channel for Downtown Salmon Arm, a

‘Taste of Downtown Restaurant Guide’ and a ‘Downtown Salmon Arm Travel Guide.’ Langenfeld noted that with new commercial developments arriving in the coming year, “how we respond is up to us individually and collectively.” She emphasized that there will be significant opportunity to advance the community with the development of the Downtown Community Campus initiative.

SASCU race déjà vu While it might look like something of a rematch, it’s a different election altogether. Former mayor Marty Bootsma and current mayor Nancy Cooper are candidates in the 2012 election for the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union board of directors. Cooper is seeking re-election and Bootsma is a newcomer. Also running for the three spots on the nine-member board are incumbent Frank Popien, as well as John Schlosar and Robin Wiens. Longtime director Alice Duck won’t be returning. The results will be announced at the credit union’s annual general meeting, set for Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Members are invited to meet their board, review highlights of 2011 and enjoy coffee, tea and treats.

Telus invests in wireless Telus will invest $500,000 in Salmon Arm in 2012 to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks. “Telus’ $500,000 investment will enhance our world-class wireless network and improve Internet speeds for businesses and households right here in Salmon Arm,” said Bert Braybrook, Telus general manager of customer solutions delivery for the community. It’s part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across B.C. through 2014.

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Tracy Hughes

We can all volunteer It was National Volunteer Week in Canada last week, but pardon me for being a little belated. It is extremely difficult to recognize all the volunteer work that goes on in this community, but we, as well as Mayor Nancy Cooper, made some attempts to do so in the pages of last week’s publication. Organized volunteers are critical to the survival of many of the best things in our community. They organize bake sales and build trails. They comfort the grieving, knit caps for newborns, drive patients to medical visits. They coach kids in the nuances of sport, run music festivals and pick up litter on the side of highways. They deserve respect and admiration, every one. There are literally hundreds of organizations that would love to have the services of people willing to devote their time on a regular or semi-regular basis. But a few things this week made me think about another type of volunteer in our community – the spontaneous volunteer. This came to my attention on a number of occasions recently when people voluntarily jumped in to help me out of a difficult situation. With three children under six, a full-time job and a husband who was working out of town at the time, it was more than a little difficult hear the dreaded words, “I’m sick” uttered by little mouths. As some of you may remember from my column last week, this stress was compounded by the knowledge that the kids and I were possibly exposed to the hepatitis A virus after eating Pomeberry Blend frozen fruit. And so, there I was with three kids in tow waiting on Saturday morning for the medical clinic to open. There was already a lineup and as we waited outside the whining of a fussy, sick child soon turned to full blown tears. So thank you to the kind 93-year-old man in a wheelchair who volunteered to let us go ahead of him in the lineup. “Don’t worry, honey,” he said, when he saw the gratitude in my eyes. “I’m not so old I can’t remember what it’s like to have sick kids.” This happened again when I took my frightened six-year-old to the lab for blood tests. We walked in to take number 49. The lab was currently serving number 17. A lab staffer came out warning people to expect a two- and-a half-hour wait. As my child began to whimper about being scared of the needle, my thoughts were in a whirl from her distress to my newspaper deadline that day, and the need to be in the office sooner, rather than later — all the while knowing that this blood test would let us know if it was hepatitis A that was causing her symptoms. Suddenly a woman stood up and volunteered to give us her number 37, thereby shaving more than an hour off our wait. Once again, thank you for your unselfish act. It meant a whole lot to this stressed-out mom. You see, being a volunteer doesn’t have to be about joining an organized group. We can all volunteer to do a kind thing, and it can make a world of difference.



Ceremony highlights worker safety On April 28, the province will have the chance to come together and remember among others, the 142 workers in B.C. who lost their lives as a result of workplace injury or illness in 2011. Sadly, the 2012 statistics will now increase following an explosion at a Prince George sawmill which killed one worker Tuesday morning and injured 20 others. The forestry, construction and transportation industries lead the numbers when it comes to fatal claims to WorkSafeBC, but even the hotel, retail and business services industries see fatal incidents in their offices. This year, Salmon Arm is doing more to recognize the contributions of workers and the potential hazards they face in the workplace by relocating a plaque from an obscure place in a

hallway of the Community Centre into a garden at Marine Park, to where it will be more highly visible. An official dedication of the plaque in its new home behind the Brighouse Nature Centre will take place at 11 a.m. on Canada’s National Day of Mourning Saturday, April 28 and will include a moment of silence and short speeches by Mayor Nancy Cooper and RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane. While we can take a moment to remember and show respect for those who have lost their lives to workplace accidents, this is also a reminder that there is more to do at workplaces to ensure the safety of those employed there. Training, maintaining strict safety standards and incident prevention need to be a continual priority.

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The Observer asked:

What does Earth Day mean to you?

Avery Cannon-Milne “It means turning off lights and doing things to help the Earth.”

James Metcalfe “Walking or using my bike so we don’t pollute the air.”

Mhari Runciman “It’s a day to do things like plant trees and think more about the environment.”

Norah Mallett “It’s like when you pick up garbage and turn the lights off to save electricity.”

Luke Wocknitz “It’s a day to think about protecting the environment in ways our ancestors did.”

RFP process Columnist neglects important facts discourages On behalf of my firm, Mediability, I write to explain why, as the only local firm asked to bid on the city’s website, we did not submit a proposal as reported in last week’s Observer. We were delighted to be invited and appreciate council’s current effort to review the process. It appears, however, that council still believes that our firm “did not wish to put in the hours of work required to submit a proposal because of the costs.” To be clear, we were more than willing and prepared. It’s how we’ve done business since 1999. We did not submit because the RFP called for speculative design—free work that is done in exchange for consideration of a contract. As a design firm, we adhere to professional standards that prohibit this. We wrote the city stating as much. We received no reply. When you apply for work, your resumé helps an employer decide if you are best suited for a job. Speculative design is the equivalent of an employer asking candidates to work for free before one is hired. If the city were buying roadwork, it would not require that each proponent pave 100 metres as a sample prior to awarding the job. The reward of any contract mustn’t come at the expense of the free work of others. We will happily tell you all about our pricing, experience, capabilities and philosophy. We will not provide original design to win you over. It’s critical to understand that public RFP processes should never request nor reward free services or products. Salmon Arm is full of willing, talented, creative and innovative people whose commitment to Salmon Arm will not impact in any way, shape or form our new website – except for the tax dollars we raised to pay for it. Clearly, an opportunity for improvement exists. I’m not here to cry over spilled milk. I merely ask that we are more careful in how we pour it next time. Louise Wallace

Columnist Tom Fletcher mocks David Suzuki for leaving his Foundation to reduce the risk of it losing charitable tax status at the hands of the federal government. He speaks scornfully of this very human individual as a supposed “saint,” prone to making “left-wing political rant[s],” guilty of “tabloid journalism” and sensationalism. He bases his aggressive posture on a book he’s been reading, written by Patrick Moore, an original Greenpeace member. Moore angrily left the organization decades ago, went into private business, and became an official spokesperson for corporate forestry in B.C. He has been attacking his former associates – and their associates – ever since.

Fact: I have met Patrick Moore as well as heard him speak in person, and followed his public comments for years. He’s a verbal street-fighter who’d far rather win an argument than engage in dialogue. He’s not always precise about his facts: excellent qualities for a Greenpeace founder – and for an industry proponent. Fact: I’ve met David Suzuki on a number of occasions. He’s a feisty and engaged scientist, impatient with people who know or care little about environmental science. In the Nature of Things, I know (from personal experience) that he will not state anything that hasn’t been fact-checked extensively first. Fact: I’ve met and worked with U of Al-

berta scientist David Schindler, known internationally for his work on acid rain. He has participated in most of the independent studies on the effects of the “tar sands.” He is a determined and highly respected researcher, whose findings (which I have read) contrast radically with bland reassurances from the federal and Alberta governments and the oil companies. Fact: Patrick Moore has written a selfcongratulatory book, which Tom Fletcher has uncritically endorsed. Fact: David Suzuki and David Schindler have both been awarded the Order of Canada. Warren Bell

BCTF should not dictate volunteer time I just read the results of the latest BCTF vote to continue the good fight. I had some sympathy for the union’s stance up to this point. Out of 41,000 members, 21,625 voted in favour of discontinuing extracurricular activities while 7,846 were against. What happened to the rest of the members and how can teachers who do not participate in extracurricular activities vote on this matter? Only members who actively coach and contribute their time outside of the classroom should be allowed to vote. This organization has taken upon itself to dictate how teachers should or shouldn’t spend time with outside activities they enjoy

as much as they enjoy teaching. The idea that stopping extracurricular activities will make the public more aware of the plight of the teacher’s contract situation just flies in the face of everything that they have made us try to believe about it all being for the kids. Those teachers who do coach, or have outside clubs, connect with kids in a different way and very often encourage better classroom performance by enhancing the school experience. Tell me how this encourages the kid who might be in line for an athletic scholarship or the opportunity to attend a summer drama program, or who was counting on a scout watching them perform

at a track meet or the golf provincials? Many children can’t afford community activities so their only outlet is a school basedprogram. How have we enhanced their view of teachers and unions? I hope that we can let the 10-20 per cent of the teachers who have willingly given their time realize how much we appreciate their dedication to students. How can a union membership tell volunteers that they can’t do activities on their own time? This dispute should not use student activities and volunteers as part of their strategy. Penny Hecker

Using local contractors has broader implications This is in agreement with the newspaper article in the Observer a few weeks ago about dealing locally. A couple of weeks ago while I was picking up the mail at the Canoe post office, I saw a truck displaying they were from Vernon, and they were doing some kind of road work in Canoe. I have since looked up the commercial property tax multiplier for Vernon (2.62)

and Salmon Arm (2.79). As you can see, a commercial enterprise in Salmon Arm is being penalized for being here. When the City of Salmon Arm hires equipment from Vernon who can charge lower rates (see commercial property tax rates above) than Salmon Arm contractors, it makes me and everyone I talk to upset. I would rather the work go to local people as they pay local taxes.

I am not even addressing the issue of 50 minutes and 50 kilometres approximately that it would take per piece of equipment and per employee (it should take at least two for WCB rules), which would cost the taxpayers of Salmon Arm even more than when using local contractors. Mike Testart


Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer

A diverse meeting of the minds By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

From all accounts received, it was a highly successful event in a variety of ways. Aptly named Moving Forward Together, a two-day workshop to develop a process for regional planning in the Shuswap was hosted on April 19 and 20 at the Adams Lake Indian Band Youth Centre. The first day focused on building respectful and effective aboriginal/ non-aboriginal relationships and the second, on two topics: 1) regional social development planning – actions for social traction and 2) building a framework for regional economic development planning. In possibly the first of its kind, the workshop attracted a diverse crowd of more than 100 people in total, representing: four area First Nations bands – Adams Lake, Neskonlith, Splatsin and Little Shuswap; community organizations and agencies from Sicamous, Enderby, Chase and Salmon Arm including Interior Health; SPARC BC – the Social

Planning and Research Council of BC; Salmon Arm Economic Development; Chase Chamber of Commerce; the Shuswap Community Resources Cooperative that includes groups such as the Canadian Mental Health Association, Eagle Valley Community Support Society and the Shuswap Children’s Association; the Chase Literacy Program; area municipal councils and more. The workshop opened with a prayer and talk from elder Ethel Billy, who set the tone by speaking of the land the Creator has provided and the importance of values of respect and gratitude. All four band chiefs – Felix Arnouse of Little Shuswap, Judy Wilson from Neskonlith, Nelson Leon of Admas Lake and Wayne Christian of Splatsin – gave a short talk, most touching on the need for people in the region to find ways of working together. The workshop included break-out sessions, where participants got to know each other in small groups and tackled a variety

Salmon Arm Mayor Nancy Cooper said she was pleased to attend the portion of the workshop she could and is looking forward to further conversations and potential partnerships with the bands. A report is being prepared from the event and a follow-up meeting will be scheduled. CLYDE TUCKER PHOTO

Moving forward: Craig Duckchief, one of the MCs for the Moving Forward Together workshop, introduces a speaker. of questions including: what are the challenges that affect our ability to work together, and how can we support each other in taking the next steps? On the first day, a history of government legislation in respect to First Nations was laid out, detailing the list of paternalistic laws that First Nations have been subject to. Adams Lake Band Chief Nelson Leon remarked that despite the struggle, First Nations are resilient and the workshop is about building bridges. Many people expressed their appreciation for the two-day workshop, said Janet

McClean-Senft of the Shuswap Community Resources Cooperative, one of the organizers who perused evaluations of the day. “What really struck me was how many people thought it was a great day and said to the aboriginal people there, tell us more, clearly we didn’t know things, we want more opportunities to hear more.” Both she and Albert Quinn of the Adams Lake Band noted how useful even the months of planning were, as people from the many groups involved got to know each other better and developed strategies together.

City News and Public Notices BEER GARDEN PERMITS The public is reminded that all requests for Beer Garden Permits must be made to the Chairman of the Committee to Approve Public Events (C.A.P.E.). Requests must be received prior to 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2012, for the 2012 season. Remember, if you are planning to host a beer garden, you must have your permit request submitted prior to May 11, 2012. City of Salmon Arm Attention: Bylaw Enforcement Officer 500 – 2 Avenue NE, Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Fax: 250-803-4041

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Teachers halt after-school activities Schools: Labour Relations Board orders second-term report cards. By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Public school teachers have voted 73 per cent in favour of withdrawing extracurricular activities province-wide to intensify pressure on the provincial government in the continuing labour dispute. The vote of the B.C. Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Federation (BCTF) could affect everything from high school graduation ceremonies to upcoming sports events. The province-wide vote reinforces a decision already taken by Shuswap-area teachers, who previously voted to withdraw their participation in extracurricular activities throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association (NOSTA) boundaries. This includes Salmon Arm, Sorrento, Sicamous, Enderby and Armstrong. Meanwhile, a decision of B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Labour Relations Board has ordered unionized teachers to prepare second-term report

cards immediately, something pit teachers who still want to sion,â&#x20AC;? Abbott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I some had resisted as part of coach teams and run student donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appropriate job action. The ruling gives clubs in defiance of the BCTF for the BCTF to be trying to teachers until April 27 to have decision against more militant interfere in that.â&#x20AC;? them ready. teachers who will be able to Abbott also defended his Public school teachers ask their union locals to take choice of a mediator in the diswalked out for three days in disciplinary action. pute, Dr. Charles Jago, who the March before the provinBCTF alleges is biased. cial government passed We know this If talks with the BCTF Bill 22, legislating them fail to reach a mediated will mean the back to work with a sixsettlement, the governmonth cooling off period. loss of some ment would likely legisA total of 21,625 teach- highly valued late a two-year contract, ers voted to ban volunteer activities, and ending June 30, 2013. work, while 7,846 voted we sincerely Abbott said he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Susan Lambert no. BCTF president Susan regret that. But PRESIDENT, guarantee that the dispute Lambert said cancelling wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disrupt the start of we have to look BCTF extracurricular activities the school year next fall. at the bigger was a wrenching choice. The action plan apâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Teachers struggle with picture... proved by the BCTF this because these activimembership also calls ties bring so much joy to for a public awareness our engagement with stuEducation Minister George campaign to mobilize public dents,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know Abbott told reporters the opposition to Bill 22, a posthis will mean the loss of some BCTF vote to ban extracur- sible future vote on a full withhighly valued activities, and ricular activities will divide drawal of services and work we sincerely regret that. But teachers, punish students and in advance of the May 2013 we have to look at the bigger leave parents overseeing func- election â&#x20AC;&#x153;to bring in a new picture and the longer term.â&#x20AC;? tions like grad ceremonies. governmentâ&#x20AC;? that will repeal The decision is expected to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their personal deci- the legislation.

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Royal Purple celebrates service By Tammy Thielman OBSERVER CONTRIBUTOR

For long-time Royal Purple member Ellen Hammer, belonging to the Royal Purple is all about helping children and the community, while socializing with friends. Hammer has belonged to the Salmon Arm chapter, or Lodge #279, of the national women’s organization for 50 years, since the local lodge began with about 90 enthusiastic members. Now, the membership is at about 35 and Hammer would love to see new members join the service organization. Similar to its brother organization, the Elks, the Royal Purple is all about helping children and families and giving back to the community. “The Royal Purple looks after kids across Canada. We do a lot of fundraising. We help children up to 18 years of age,” said Hammer, who is the Salmon Arm Royal Purple treasurer and past-president. If a parent is in need, he or she can approach a Royal Purple member with a request for assistance. That member then may take forward the request to lodgemembers. The Royal Purple is

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especially known for assisting children with hearing issues, who require hearing aids or cochlear implants, said Hammer. While helping others is important to Hammer, so is visiting with other women involved in the lodge, not only here but wherever she may travel. “We have Royal Purple lodges throughout B.C. and right across Canada. I can go anywhere and there’s someone I know. I like the socializing. It’s important to keep the relationships going.” Hammer’s name is on the charter for the local lodge that she helped start. While the national Royal Purple organization will have a 100th anniversary in 2013, the local lodge is celebrating its 50th anniversary on April 28, at the Elks Hall at 3690 30th Ave. At the 50th anniversary, 99-year-old Vi Owen of Salmon Arm will be presented with her 70-year service pin, said Hammer. Several members will also be receiving 50year pins. Special guests include Supreme Honoured Royal Lady Sharen McLean, from Alberta, who is in charge of all Royal Purple lodges across Canada. Other

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The Order of the Royal Purple meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at the Elks Hall. Meetings include lunch and time to socialize and run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets for the 50th anniversary celebration are available to the public, but only a limited number are remaining. At the anniversary, there will be special presentations, several special guests, a full dinner and entertainment by Sons of the Hayride. Tickets are $25 each. For anniversary celebration tickets or for more information about the Royal Purple, call Hammer at 250-8326507.

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Council denies R&B funds By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

Salmon Arm council has chosen not to give $10,000 in surplus money to the Roots and Blues Festival. Coun. Chad Eliason had made the motion that the money be taken from the city’s remaining 2011 surplus of $115,558, for Roots and Blues, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. “That’s the amount of money they’ve requested for the 20th anniversary,” said Eliason. “It’s not necessarily guaranteeing that it will be $50,000 next year.” Couns. Debbie Cannon and Alan Harrison voiced opposition to the motion. Cannon said there are other projects that


need funding and the the city has given a lot to Roots and Blues. “And I’m not undermining what they do for the community because I think it’s a great festival, and they bring

against the $10,000 doesn’t mean council doesn’t support the festival. He noted the festival has already received $40,000 from the city this year, plus $10,000 for grounds

I would continue to support that great event for $40,000, but I wouldn’t support the amendment to add money after we’ve gone through our budget. Alan Harrison CITY COUNCILLOR

lots of people into our community, but I think there’s other projects that the money needs to be spent on,” said Cannon. Harrison made a point that voting

maintenance. “I would continue to support that great event for $40,000, but I wouldn’t support the amendment to add money after we’ve gone through our bud-

get,” said Harrison. Eliason said it was unfair to say the $10,000 for maintenance was allocated to one user group, noting there are a number of groups that utilize the fairgrounds. “I think it’s important,” said Eliason of supporting Roots and Blues. “I think the publicity we get from the event and the local boost to our economy from the event… is huge, and I think our contribution is very important to it.” Eliason, Coun. Ken Jamieson and Mayor Nancy Cooper were in favour, while Cannon, Harrison, Couns. Marg Kentel and Denise Reimer were opposed.







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Memorial fund races past fundraising goal By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

Contributions surpassing all estimates poured into a children’s literacy fund re-named in tribute to the memory of former School District #83 trustee Lisa Rolland. Rolland, who was reelected in November to her third term as trustee for Carlin-Sorrento, died in December of an aggressive form of cancer. As a way to honour Rolland, a children’s literacy fund with the Shuswap Community Foundation was renamed and a goal of $10,000 was set.

said friend and fellow school board trustee Bobbi Johnson. Johnson explains that Rolland knew about re-naming the fund in her honour before she

died. Rolland was passionate about helping children with literacy skills, especially those children with reading challenges. “At first, we were go-

ing to be the case and we discussed re-naming the fund and she was very excited about that. It was one of her dying legacies.” The fund will remain

ing to fundraise for the fund, she was going to shave her head... At that point we thought she was going to get better. Soon it became clear that was not go-

in perpetuity, generating revenue which will be applied exclusively to children’s literacy programs in the Shuswap. “There are going to

be a lot of kids in our school district that are going to get a lot out of this fund. I know Lisa would be delighted about that,” said Johnson.

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Lisa Rolland It was thought this might take two to five years to reach. That marker, however, was reached last week, just four months after Rolland’s death. On Tuesday, there was a $240 cheque in the mail to the Shuswap Community Foundation, which put the fund just over the goal. “It says a lot about what she did for children and her community that the fund just took off like that,”


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Hours of debate followed the report of the committee at the annual meeting of the Salmon Arm Farmers’ Exchange, which had been investigating alleged internal troubles of the organization. More then 100 members attended. Despite protests from a minority group it was decided nothing was wrong with the business end.


Elks entertained some 125 friends to a card and social evening. In the entertainment department George Shirley led community singing with G. Kingston on piano. Miss Kay Buchan sang several solos, followed by an amusing skit featuring Joan Samsun, Owen Hooper and Verne Solsberg. A successful and profitable year was reported to shareholders of the S-A-F-E Ltd. by president G.F. Ibbotson, general manager A.S. McArthur and board member W.H. Snell.

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Clockwise, from top left: Goalie Justin Schielke blocks a shot during a boys U9 soccer game played Saturday at the Safeway fields. Paige Wilson, Karlah Riley, Madisyn Olson, Mackenzie Loewen, Abbigail Paetsch and Devyn Hughes scramble for the ball during a girls U6/U7 game Saturday at the Jackson field. Goalie Tristan Wood takes a goal kick during a boys U9 soccer game. Lucas Sherman, Jared Feist and Leyton Boyd approach the net. U6/7 girls Porche Denny, Elizabeth Chan, Emma Muddiman, Julia Baker, Hilary Vukadimovic and Hannah Lowe try to control the ball. A17



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Tennis club spring fling The Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s Spring Fling Tournament takes place May 5. A sign up sheet is posted at the club house. For more information, contact Karen Hoover at khoover66@ The club’s junior programs kick off on Tuesday, May 1. Program descriptions can be found on the back of the registration form.

Intro to kayking Shuswap Rowing and Paddling will be holding introductory courses on kayaking. The first takes place May 6, 9 a.m. to noon at the SASCU pool. Three more to follow. To register, contact Carol Green at 250-832-0207, or Gwen Martinuk at 250-832-0643.

Bridge scene April 12: Social bridge – 1. Gisela Bondar, 2. Mary MacKenzie, 3. Ella Hoskins, 4. Peggy Fetterly. April 15: Sunday duplicate bridge – 1. Lynne Storey and John Parton, 2. Shirley and Chuck Buckler, 3. Terry Jobe and Joan Hokanson, 4. Vicki Coe and Doug Sinclair. Beginners bridge club Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 250-832-6550 for details. April 16: 1. Geoff Collins, 2. Sylvester, 3. Oriville Cooper, 4. Isa Ellis. April 17: Salmon Arm Duplicate Bridge Club played for Vem Bennett Memorial Trophy. Winner was Michael Clayton, 2. Glen Smyri, 3. Eugene Ogino, 4. Chuck Buckler, 5. Terry Jobe, 6. Jim McLean, 7. Gene Demens, 8. Peggy Fetterly. April 19: Social bridge – 1. June Harper, 2. Mary MacKenzie, 3. Coro Kilborn, 4. Gisela Bodnar. April 22: Sunday duplicate bridge – 1. Ona Bouchard and Mike Clayton, 2. Vicki Coe and Doug Sinclair, 3. Gerry Chatelain and Dan Quilty, 4. Lynn Storey and John Parton. The Salmon Arm Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Tuesday evening. April 23: 1. June Scott, 2. Georgina Marshall, 3. Bruce Motherwell, 4. Gisela Bondar. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

Outlaws on a winning streak The Shuswap Midget Outlaws continued their league play this weekend with a home game against North Okanagan. After winning their opener last week against Revelstoke, the Outlaws looked to push their record to 2-0. They started out fast and jumped to a 4-0 lead. Strong defense and solid goaltending from Robert Letcher allowed the offense to get going. The end result was a 15-1

victory for the Outlaws. Coach John BeevorPotts was pleased with the overall team effort, but was quick to point out that the competition will get tougher in upcoming weeks. Shuswap will be busy next weekend as they have three league games. The Outlaws play Penticton in a home game on Saturday. On Sunday, they hit the road with games against Kamloops and Merritt.

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funds for the Shuswap Trail Alliance. The day begins with registration and bib pick-up at 8 a.m., followed by a warm-up at 8:45. The race starts at 9 a.m. sharp. There will be refreshments afterwards and loads of draw prizes, along with recognition for individual age-related performance. Registration and pledge forms are available at Cool Running Walking & Fitness. Entry fees are $10 for adults, $5 for participants 7 to 15 years of age and free for children under six. The fourth Annual Walk/Run for Charity begins and ends at Blackburn Park.

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It’s the end of the first annual Shuswap Community regular season hockey pool. It was an opportunity for all family members to take part in the excitement and the challenge of who’s group of picks will be the winners, as well as looking to see if their name was randomly picked for a weekly prize. The money raised from the trades was donated to The Shuswap Association for Community Living which is one of nine non-profit groups in a co-op of groups helping a wide spectrum of citizens in the Shuswap Valley during times of need. I am looking forward to next years community hockey pool which will be bigger, better and more exciting, with more amazing sponsors donating prizes. Thank you to Jo-Anne Crawford and staff at the SACL for the opportunity to be a part of the on-going endevour to help our community. I would also like to thank Rick and all the staff at The Salmon Arm Observer for making this community hockey pool a fun event to participate in for everyone in the Shuswap area. Also big thanks to Justine and staff at Canadian Tire, Samuel and staff at The Bear Foot Burger House, Scott and the staff at The Roots ‘n Blues Festival, Jeromy from The Neskonlith Youth Foundation and Mark Anderson and staff at Canadian Bandstand for all of the weekly prizes given out throughout the regular hockey season. Congratulations again to the top 3 prize winners for the 2011/2012 season. Thank you - M. Anderson

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Climbing football ladder Several Salmon Arm football players are taking it to the next level. Travis Colonna is already suiting up for Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and joining him with an academic scholarship will be Chris Szybunka. Salmon Arm’s Kyle Jordan is heading to play at UBC, also armed with a scholarship. Last month four Salmon Arm players, Szybunka, Colby Erickson, Steve Gibbons and Hayden Jeffery, went to the invitation-only 2012 BC Senior Bowl in Langley in March, a prospects game for top Grade 12 students. There Jeffery received

Defensive MVP honours in the east division. “It was the fourth time we’ve had an MVP of the game,” said coach Rob Neid. Several boys are doing tryouts at junior camps including PL Lord, Erickson, Cody Stubbins and Jeffery. Football registration for athletes born in 2000 and older will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration takes place now for the fall so athletes can attend camps. To register or for more information, go to www.shuswapfootball. com.

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The blazing sun had the U14 Shuswap Selects girls team perspiring before the game started. When the whistle blew, the play seemed pretty even between the Kamloops Blaze and the Selects, but after a few minutes, the ball didn’t seem to want to leave Shuswap’s half. It was shot after shot, corner kick after corner kick, but the score remained at zero. Shuswap got a few chances in Kamloops’ end, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

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U11 Girls split weekend games in Kelowna The Shuswap Girls U11 Development Soccer Team played two games in Kelowna this weekend. In their first game, Shuswap applied great pressure and dominated the play. Hannah Tarzwell scored with a pass from Roxanne van Rooyen, resulting in a 1-0 win over Penticton. With a 10-minute break, Shuswap faced Vernon. Fatigue seemed to be a factor, resulting in a 6-1 loss. Paige Saitz scored the only goal for Shuswap, with Jade Lutz assisting.


Near the end, both teams had some close calls, but were unsuccessful at getting a ball past either of the keepers. The game ended in a scoreless tie.

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The U16 Shuswap Selects boys team is two-for-two. Under summer temperatures Sunday on Kelowna’s Mission turf field, the Selects played and won their second game of the season, defeating Kelowna 3-1. In a tough physical game where several Se-

lects came home with bumps and bruises, the Salmon Arm team was leading 1-0 at the half. Kelowna came back to score one but in a seesaw contest, the Selects again took the lead. It was a good transition game, where the team was able to quickly reverse the play and attack the Kelowna goal after an attack on their own net. A tying Kelowna goal was waved off by the referee after a Kelowna forward pushed over a Select defender just prior to scoring. A hard-fought game right to the end, the Se-


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Larson reigns in ring Salmon Arm was well represented in the ring during the BC Amateur Golden Gloves Boxing Championships held in Vernon last weekend. Tw e n t y - y e a r- o l d Salmon Arm product Derrick Larson took the Golden Gloves title in the Senior Open welterweight division with a unanimous decision over Morris Crow of Lethbridge. Larsen, who trains with Vernon’s CounterPunch Boxing Club, says he came out swinging without thinking, and had to calm down and get his head in the right place so as to land his punches in the right place. “The difference from sparring to getting in the ring, with the talent I have, is night and day,” said Larson after the event. “I get in the ring and forget all my good moves. You’re trying to kill the guy with every punch rather than use your skill. I just had to get my wits about me and try to out-box him.” The event began with a win by the Salmon Arm Bulldogs’ Noah Paterson vs. CounterPunch’s Connor Holliday. The 11-year-old Paterson would go on to fight in the final and take his division with a

To all residents of Salmon Arm and the surrounding area: I would like to take this opportunity to invite the entire community to join me for a SilverBacks open forum meeting at 6:00p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd in the Council Chambers at Salmon Arm City Hall. This meeting will provide fans the opportunity to meet me one on one and ask any questions they have with regards to the SilverBacks on and off the ice as well as what my role will be moving forward. I urge everyone in the community to attend, to share their thoughts and opinions on the organization and what we need to improve upon in 2012/2013 and beyond. I look forward to meeting all of you and would like to thank you in advance for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Troy Mick SilverBacks Head Coach/GM

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Celebrating 50 years: (Above) Members of the Shuswap Singers perform during an annual concert First United Church. (Top) Members of the choir circa 1977. companied the choir over the years have been asked to return to First United Church to enjoy the celebration. The choir is currently in the good hands of director Kate McKie and pianist Marlene Engle. Shuswap Singers accompanist for many years, McKie gave up the ivories in favour of the baton in 2007. “I think it’s amazing the choir is still going strong after 50 years,” she says. “I love being in front of all those people, there is so much talent there.” A music specialist in School District #83, McKie shares her love of music with stu-

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dents from kindergarten to Grade 5 at Carlin Elementary Middle School. She has conducted the North OkanaganShuswap Honour Children’s Choir for the past 12 years and in 2010, expanded the program to include a group of older students by creating the Shuswap Youth Choir. Fittingly, McKie and Shuswap Singers both saw the light of day in 1962. And while singing was well underway in Salmon Arm three years later, McKie was starting her musical career in Yamaha’s Early Childhood Music program in Edmonton. Graduating from that program at the age of six, McKie studied piano for 14 years,

flut utee for ut for si fo six, x, aand nd hhoned o ed hher on er vvoice oicce wit oi ithh fl with private instruction and by singing with choirs. McKie pursued furthered her skills in Calgary where she earned a diploma in film production, a BA in English, followed by teacher training and a diploma in Kodaly Music Education. Taking over the piano from McKie, Engel has also been immersed in music from a very early age. From making “a joyful noise unto the Lord” in the Baptist Church to playing piano and violin, Engel has long shared her talent. At school, Engel joined choirs and bands, playing various instruments including flute and tuba. She began teaching piano while still in high school. She first accompanied the Shuswap Singers in 1992 when the choir was under the direction of Margaret Zsadanyi and Lori Onsorge. Engel and her family left Salmon Arm, returning in 2006 and moving back onto the piano bench for the choir a year later. Choir, conductor and accompanist have been working hard to make their 50th anniversary concerts a great celebration. The concerts take place at First United Church at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12 and 2:30 pm. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. Tickets at $10 each are available at Acorn Music.

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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use Calendar online. See below. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 • MYSTERY OF 2012 – Tyhson Banighen explores what happens when the Mayan calendar ends and the next steps in human evolution at 7 p.m. at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. Suggested $10 donation.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26 • FOLK ROCK – Otterstorm performs a free show at Subcity Donair at 5 p.m. • SAGA JAZZ – The jazz concert series continues with the cool sounds of the Terry Kosowick Band – Sandy Cameron, Bill Lockie, Jen Dyck and Steve Mennie at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. • SHUSWAP THEATRE’S MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION – Opens April 27 to May 5, If I Were You, a pointed comedy by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by James Bowlby. For more information go to or call 250832-9283. • SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE – Series presents “Duos II” with Richard Owings and Murray MacDonald, Linz Kenyon & Gillian Cran and Jesse Clarke & Jacob Verburg. 7:30pm at SAGA Public Art Gallery. Admission $10, available at Acorn Music. • COMEDY – An evening with comedian Don Burnstick takes place at 7 p.m. at Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus theatre. Tickets are $20 at Askew’s or $25 at the door. • SHUSWAP MUSIC FEST – Night of the Stars Gala completes this year’s festival at 7 p.m. at First United Church. Admission is $5 per person or $10 for a family. • RED RIVER COFFEEHOUSE – 7 p.m. at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. Everyone welcome. For more info, call Eldon at 250-832-7029.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 • PLANT AND BAKE SALE – St. John’s Anglican Church, 170 Shuswap St. from 9 a.m. to noon. Coffee available. • FREE CHILD-MINDING – Service provided by Salmon Arm Secondary Interact Club from 10 a.m. to noon for children 2 to 10. Pre-register at sgreen@sd83. or phone 250-832-2188 during school hours. • PLANT SALE – Grandmothers to Grandmothers annual garage/plant/bake sale to suppot African grandmothers caring for orphaned grandchildren from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 711-16th St. SE. • FILM FARE – Shswap Film Society presents Payback, a film that explores the multi-faceted notion of debt through an Albanian blood feud, disgraced mogul Conrad Black, and the Gulf oil spill, 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 • BALLET – St. Live from Moscow, it’s Bolshoi Ballet performing The Bright Stream at 1 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. Tickets are $22 for adults and $11 for youth. • COFFEE CONCERT – Gifted songwriter and guitarist James Struthers appears at Java Jive at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.

TUESDAY, MAY 1 • END OF LIFE – Complexities of these issues, and current court challenges on euthanasia and assisted suicide, will be addressed by a speaker at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall at 6:30 p.m. For more info and to RSVP, call 250-832-8352. • PROBUS – Semi-retired or retired professionals or business owners meet for coffee and discussion at the Downtown Activity Centre from 9 a.m. to noon.

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King’s Christian School students perform before adjudicators at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort during the Shuswap Music Festival, which wraps with the popular Night of the Stars Gala at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 at First United Church.

May’s the month to get on and ride May is Shuswap Bicycle Month and the perfect time to be outside. Bicycle Month is a celebration of human-powered transportation, calling attention to the joys and benefits of cycling for young and old alike. Save money on gas, reduce air pollution and stay healthy by riding your bike to work, school, on errands or just for fun. From interactive exhibits at the SAGA Public Art Gallery, to street festivals, races and a multitude of riding opportunities, Shuswap Bicycle Month will have something for everyone. The month will kick off at the SAGA Public Art Gallery with Pedal Power: The Bicycle as an Agent of Social Change, a multimedia exhibition with more than

“Once Upon a Time” workshop for women Learn how to encourage, motivate, challenge and affirm others by sharing with them. Presented by Washed in the Word Ministries & the Salmon Arm Church of Christ

SATURDAY, MAY 12 • JAPANESE FESTIVAL – Centenoka Park Mall’s Takezushi Restaurant hosts a Japanese Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a market, fish pond, body painting, origami, calligraphy and special comedy performance. Volunteers needed to donate and sell crafts or services. Proceeds to the further muchneeded relief of the 2011 Tsunami disaster.

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exhibits and lots of activities for the kids. The family fun ride on May 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., starts with a “come-one-come-all” ride through downtown, hosted by the Shuswap Trail Alliance. Enjoy great family activities before watching a special screening of the latest Anthill Films production Strength in Numbers at 8:30 p.m. Shuswap Bicycle Month partners include the City of Salmon Arm, Downtown Salmon Arm, Columbia Shuswap Regional District & Shuswap Tourism, the Salmon Arm Public Art Gallery, the Shuswap Hut and Trail Alliance, Shuswap Trail Alliance Bikers, Skookum Cycle and Ridetech.

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FRIDAY, MAY 11 • REEL PADDLING – Film festival features the best paddling films of the year at 7 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. Tickets are $7.50 at Crazy River Clothing or Copper Island Diving or $10 at the door.

20 local artists examining and becoming inspired by the impact of this two-wheeled method of transportation. The exhibition, which runs to May 26, opens Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. with live music by Darren Herting’s Jug Band and refreshments. In addition, the Salmon Arm RCMP and local bicycle retailers will host a children’s bicycle rodeo on Hudson Ave. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the gallery. Near nightly, mid-week group rides all season long, will be augmented by community events such as the Taste of Downtown Street Fair and the Twilight Family Fun Ride. Taste of Downtown on May 12 will feature music, bicycle

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Ha ha: Comedian Don Burnstick will share his hilarious take on life in a show to benefit the Neskonlith Youth Committee at Salmon Arm Secondaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sullivan Campus theatre Friday, April 27. sity of San Diego and counselling and healing certificates from other institutions. Burnstick applied his humorous take on life in prevention and counselling. Not only did it work, but when he ran into Wuttunee at a concert in the early â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s, it opened another door. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He told me I was funny and should be a comedian and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it took off,â&#x20AC;? he says, noting he had achieved some notoriety for the way he used humour in counselling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I shared my experience, but most importantly, I got them to trust and share with each other.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;My biggest message (to teens) is try to slow down â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they want to grow up so fast,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want to drink, do drugs, party, shack up. First Nations kids rush through the adolescent process, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the reasons thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a high pregnancy rate.â&#x20AC;? On-stage, Burnstick is one of about 40 na-

tive comedians and in high demand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very cool, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an accomplishment,â&#x20AC;? he says, noting that when he first took his humour to the stage there were only about four native comedians performing in all of North America. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very grateful.â&#x20AC;? Burnstick plays comedy festivals and numerous other events but does not perform in comedy clubs or bars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use bad language â&#x20AC;&#x201C; being a funny Indian in bunch of a drunken white folks is not the path I chose to take and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done well by that,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can get to a place where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to come back. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never gone that route.â&#x20AC;? Burnstick says he has seen a lot of progress with an ever-increasing number of natives in professional careers, but new problems have reared their ugly heads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the last 25 years weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also seen crack, crystal meth and the evolution of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;gangstaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

rap,â&#x20AC;? he says. But Friday evening at the Sullivan campus theatre will be all about fun and laughter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I grab a microphone, walk on stage and whatever happens happens,â&#x20AC;? the popular comedian laughs about his routine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know my audience, I know what makes my people laugh, so I just go with it.â&#x20AC;? And proceeds will go to a good cause â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Neskonlith Youth Committee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for field trips, sports and playgroundequipment, says organizer Tammy Thomas, who is grateful for assistance from School District #83, Jeremy Biron, Christie Sound and Iris Jules. An Evening with Don Burnstick begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 with a welcome by Chief Judy Wilson and a grand entry featuring dancer Bailey Marcellay, Iris Jules and family hand-drumming and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coyoteâ&#x20AC;? Ken Thomas. Tickets at $20 are available at Askewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

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He may leave them laughing now, but Don Burnstickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early life was anything but funny. The youngest of 15 children in the family, he was the only one that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to residential school. But the system still had a devastating effect on the other members of all the Alexander First Nation near Edmonton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the stuff came back to our home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they had been beaten, sexually molested and they brought that back to the community,â&#x20AC;? he says, noting the survivors took their pain out on other band members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It put all the little ones, the five-year-olds, at risk. We never felt safe.â&#x20AC;? Burnstick, a Cree, says that is a pattern that just kept being recycled, trickling down through the generations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to go through all this grief, acceptance and deal with my own stuff,â&#x20AC;? says Burnstick, who has been sober since 1985. Burnstick says most of his family is sober now and he cherishes the fact that his nieces and nephews have never seen the adults drunk. Burnstick was sobering up in a stint at Round Lake near Vernon, when he met First Nations singer and comedian Winston Wuttunee. Well-acquainted with drugs, alcohol and life on the streets, a newlysober Burnstick obtained post-secondary training in holistic urban youth at the Univer-


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Showtime: Duos Murray MacDonald and Richard Owings of One Camel Short and Linz Kenyan and Gillian Cran, will join Jesse Clark and Jacob Verburg (not pictured) at SAGA Public Art Gallery Friday.

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Singing their own songs MAY 12th [ 7PM Duos: Second singers-songwriters showcase on tap.



Intent on introducing Shuswap audiences to the depth of incredible talent living and working in the Thompson, Shuswap and Okanagan, Kelly and Blu Hopkins host the second of three singersongwriter concerts Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at SAGA Public Art Gallery. “The Songwriters Showcase Series highlights the accomplishments of songwriters in a songwriters circle format,” says Kelly. “The performers have an opportunity to present and perform their songs, as well as explain the creative process which led to the creation of each piece.” Last month’s showcase played to a packed house and another showcase is planned for May. In the meantime, there’s lots of good music to be heard this Friday. First up, it’s The Wild Oaks, the talented songwriting combination of Jacob Verburg and Jesse Clarke. A few jams in the spring of 2011 led to a collaboration that both young men describe as incredibly creative and fulfilling. Together they write music that displays their talents as songwriters and musicians. Another successful musical collabora-


tion, One Camel Short is Richard Owings on five-string violin, and Murray MacDonald on guitar, vocals and percussion. Over the past 13 years, the Enderbybased acoustic duo has created a repertoire of exquisitely-crafted music, much of it original and drawing on sounds and stories from places as diverse as Bulgaria, Venezuela, and Saskatchewan. Live in concert, or on their self-titled CD released in 2011, One Camel Short has taken many a listener on a memorable musical journey. The third duo to share their talent Friday evening is Linz Kenyon and Gillian Cran, who met at Caravan Farm Theatre in the early 1980s. They have been making beautiful music together for more than 20 years. Cran belongs to the hugely talented local family that boasts artists, filmmakers, actors, teachers, musicians and photographers. She is said to hold the distinction of being involved in more Caravan shows than any other “Caravan-er,” be it playing cello, saxophone or flute, driving the big horses, or doing a number of chores. Along with other gigs, Cran plays cello in the Salmon Arm Community Band. Kenyon is a cowboy,

poet, singer-songwriter and theatre playwright. He has been writing songs and playing music all his life and cherishes his appearance in the first Stein Valley Music Festival in Mount Currie, B.C. performing on the same stage as Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn and Blue Rodeo. Kenyon is currently working on two future Caravan productions, one a winter show and the other, an environmental tragedy for which he and former Caravan artistic director Estelle Shook received a Canada Council grant. “We are looking forward to introducing some of our brand new tunes to the audience,” says Kenyon of Friday night’s showcase. “Three cheers to Sil-

vercreek Productions for taking on a job that’s long been needed in the Shuswap area.” Award-winning Kelly and Blu are busy doing other things in the music world as well. Their Silvercreek Studio and Acoustic Music Academy offers instruction and workshops in mandolin, guitar, acoustic bass, clawhammer banjo, dulcimer, vocals and harmony vocals. The couple also offer lessons in song writing, performance and band dynamics. In their recording studio, they provide acoustic musicians with quality digital recording and production services at an affordable price. Tickets for Friday’s showcase are $10 and are available at Acorn Music.




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Forever Young, Terry John Millwater June 10, 1959 - April 28, 2010 We can’t believe it has been 2 years since you have left us. We cherish our memories of you and our thoughts of you are many. You are our rock, and always will be the greatest man in our lives. You will always walk along with us deep in our hearts and be an inspiration to us all. We know you’re guiding us and protecting us as we walk through life. You’re the most caring person ever to touch our lives. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. Love you always and forever, Your family ~ your loving wife Theresa, daughter and sonin-law Crystal Millwater and Randy Every, your son and daughter-in-law Kelvin Millwater and Sarah Anderson, and your loving grandchildren: Gauge, Dexter, Peyton and Alexa.


I always think about you, In times both good and bad, For the things you taught are with me, In happy times and sad.

In Memoriam


TAYLOR, EDNA PHOEBE September 18, 1918 - April 10, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edna Taylor. Edna passed away peacefully in the presence of her dear friend Dawn and Chaplain Bill on April 10, 2012 at Hillcrest Village in Salmon Arm. Edna is predeceased by her son Donny Killian, husband Paul Killian and second husband Orville Taylor, also brother Roy Milligan and sister Doris Burr. Edna is survived by her sister Freda Chernos of Calgary, brother Mac Milligan of Bowden, sister Joyce Fletcher of Toronto and many nieces and nephews. Edna was the Post Mistress at Delia for many years. After retiring she moved to the Shuswap Valley where she met and married Orville Taylor. Edna had many friends and was loved by all and she had a terrific sense of humor. Edna was well known for all her beautiful quilts, she also loved knitting, sewing and tatting and was an avid bridge player. likelike to express our player. Our Ourfamily familywould would to express gratitude to Dawn and and George DoyleDoyle for allfor of all their our gratitude to Dawn George of wonderful love, love, care and whichwhich they gave their wonderful caresupport and support they Edna years. last years of gave over Ednathe over the Edna years.spent Ednathe spent the last her lifeofbeing cared forcared by the staff at years her life being forwonderful by the wonderful Hillcrest Village, Village, CottageCottage 2. Special thanksthanks to Dr. staff at Hillcrest 2. Special Goldberg and Chaplain Bill forBilltheir caring and to Dr. Goldberg and Chaplain for their caring compassion. EdnaEdna livedlived her life and and compassion. hertolifethe to fullest the fullest will be EdnaEdna has has requested that that therethere will and willmissed. be missed. requested be no andand thatthat herher ashes bebe scattered will be funeral no funeral ashes scatted at Delia, Alberta. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVI CES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at



MARION KATHLEEN McCRACKEN (nee ENGLISH) Marion Kathleen McCracken, nee English, passed away peacefully April 19th on her 91st birthday. Marion is survived by her sister Margery Meier, her five children Kay, Jim, Marilyn, Michael (& wife Gloria), and Karen McCracken, eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren. Marion will be remembered for her incredible strength, her gentle spirit, her love of children and family, which sustained her right to the end. She was born and raised in Revelstoke, B.C., taught elementary school in Golden and Revelstoke until she married Bill (W.R.) McCracken. Bill was a C.P.R superintendant, which meant that Marion and the children moved many times, from Revelstoke to Medicine Hat, to Calgary, to Toronto, back to Medicine Hat, and finally to Vancouver. When Bill and Marion retired, they moved to Sorrento and spent over twenty-five wonderful years enjoying the Shuswap. Bill passed away in 1990, leaving Marion to tend their beautiful gardens until she moved to Salmon Arm in 1998. When the children grew up, Marion went back to school to become a preschool teacher. She became a highly sought after supervisor at a large preschool in Vancouver. Along with Marion’s many hobbies and talents, her easy-going nature, her love of music — she played the piano, organ, auto harp, and accordian, and sang in the United Church choir in her younger days—she had an adventurous spirit. She travelled whenever the opportunity arose. She and Bill enjoyed camping trips in their van. They loved to explore B.C., the many lakes in the Shuswap, and they once drove across Canada. They traveled through the United States on differrent occasions, and to Mexico where they were robbed by machete wielding bandits. And how could Marion ever forget the white water rafting trip son Jim signed them up for! After Bill passed away, Margery Marion enjoyed an unforgetable cruse to Alaska. Marion was predeceased by her brothers Jack, Jim, George, and Dick English. Our family would like to thank our mother’s doctor, Dr. Plessis, for her excellent care, the nurses at Shuswap Lake General Hospital who attended Mom in acute care, and the staff at Bastion Place, Palliative Care, for their gentle and thoughtful attention to our mother. Our thanks to David Wallensteen at Bowers Funeral Service and to Rev. Juanita Austin at the First United Church. Mother enjoyed attending, and volunteering at the United Church her entire life. Thank you to all those many people who have sent prayers and support for our mother and our family. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the First United Church Hall, Salmon Arm, B.C. Email condolences may be sent to Marion’s obituary at

Serving and caring for families in our community since 1947. Whether you’re considering pre-planning or have lost a loved one, you can trust our professional and friendly team to support you with meaningful grief services. We provide individualized funeral, memorial and celebration of life services, as well as grief counselling and an aftercare program. For more information and the answers to many frequently asked questions, visit us online at: Andre Carelsé, Funeral Director

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Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. 1-866-399-3853

is looking for kitchen as well as customer service help. Must be punctual and willing to learn. Able to work in team environment as well as independently. Submit resume at 2 - 121 Shuswap St. (250)803-0011

EXPERIENCED SERVICE Provider for Chrysler dealership in Salmon Arm. Strong customer satisfaction skills. Able to work in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage/ benefit package. Fax resume 1-250-832-4545. E-mail:

Coming Events BC ARTS and Culture Week is on until the 28th! Find out what’s going on in your community and schools at U16 BOYS SOCCER team will be holding a bottle drive on April 28th. Please call Brandi at 250-803-0560 for information or pick-up.

Information “LOWER INSURANCE COSTS” Relax while you’re away. Winter house checking. “Pam’s Cleaning Service. (250)803-1175 or


RN,RPN,LPN needed to work 1:1 in home with medically fragile children in Salmon Arm. Union wages, benefits, full training and support provided. Casual and PT, nights and some days. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, please fax your resume to 1-250-762-9898 attention Debra Leverrier or email

Education/Trade Schools APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information:

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LADY 66, looking for company to go dancing, camping, garage sales, fun things. Reply: Envelope 1502, c/o Box 550 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3C6

Sports & Recreation HUNTING Firearms Safety courses. C.O.R.E. & P.A.L. required for Hunting/Firearms Licences. Call Trevor Holmes at (250)832-4105

At A&W we offer flexible hours, competitive wages, and a great team!

Employment Business Opportunities ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or

Career Opportunities $294+ DAILY Mailing Postcards! Easy! Guaranteed Legit Work! www.ThePostcard $20-$60/hr Using Your Computer! Overnight Cash To Your Doorstep! www.Cash More Amazing Opportunities Visit: AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. CAREER OPPORTUNITYTeam Mixing Technologies Inc. Salmon Arm - Requires a Mechanical Designer/Draftsperson - Full Time Position. Duties and responsibilities include: Layout and design of various plants and equipment including silos, hoppers, steel structures and enclosures, belt conveyers and feeders, screw conveyers, dust collection systems, pneumatic conveying systems, slurry pumping systems, etc. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years experience in Mechanical Engineering/Design, preferably in the mining or aggregate industry. Experience using AutoCAD is mandatory and experience using Solid Works as well as a strong understanding of the engineering/manufacturing process is considered an asset. To apply and for more details, please see our job posting at HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

Sicamous A&W is looking for daytime kitchen staff please apply in person at 913 Maclean and McPherson Rd, Sicamous. Starting wage $10.75. 250-836-2762.

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. 1-866-399-3853

D.C. CHOP SHOP Busy DT hair salon now accepting resumes. 250-832-8855



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Experienced FLORAL Designer wanted. Drop off resume to All My Flowers, 261 Alexander St. EXPERIENCED SERVICE PROVIDER for Chrysler dealership in Salmon Arm. Strong customer satisfaction skills. Able to work in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage/benefit package. Fax resume 1-250-832-4545. email: Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259


Joe Schmuck’s is accepting resume’s for a F/T Line Cook and PT/FT Servers to join our team. Please email your resume to Elton

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We are now accepting applications for: • Service and Quick Lube Consultant • Vehicle Detailer • Service Wash, Labourer & Shuttle Driver Please forward resume and copy of current drivers abstract to:

or stop by in person. No phone calls please. Registered Dental Hygienist required for temporary parttime 1-2 days per week. Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Kovalcik @ 250-832-3626, email:

or submit resume to Piccadilly Mall, Suite 135B - 1151 10th Ave. S.W., Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 1T3


DUROCHER, BETTY September 4, 1942 - Jan. 31, 2012 Wife, mother and friend to all, she will be sorely missed. She was an amazing person who was dedicated to her family, friends and community. We would like to announce that the location for the Mass and Celebration of Life for Betty has been changed from the Catholic Church in Sicamous to St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 90 - 1st Street SE, Salmon Arm on Saturday April 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm. There will be a reception held following the service at the church hall. E-mail condolence can be sent through Betty’s obituary at


The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a Library Page at our Salmon Arm Branch. Please refer to our website at for the Job Description, position requirements and information about applying for this opportunity. Only full time students are eligible for this position. Closing Date: May 2nd, 2012 Closing Time: 3 p.m. Please quote Competition #12-33 We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted. 657688

CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Rita Mount at 5th Avenue Seniors Activity Centre, Sunday May 6, 2012, 1:30-3:30 pm.


SCHAFFER RESIDENCE at Oakside, Enderby, BC. Seniors Residential Care. Part-time Registered Nurse/Manager. Mail resume to: 200-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2 Email:


You can remember someone special with your gift to the Canadian Cancer Society To donate In Memory or In Honour: online: or mail to:

Salmon Arm Unit Office 111 Lakeshore Dr. N.E, PO Box 3451 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4S2 Please include: Your name & address for tax receipt; Name of the person being remembered; Name & address to send card to. Let’s Make Cancer History

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We accept all Memorial Society and Pre-Need Funeral Policies Making final arrangements for a loved one isn’t easy. That’s why compassion goes into everything we do. We are prepared to arrange any special request you may have. • Traditional Services • Cremation Services • Prearrangement Planning • All inquiries welcome 24 hrs.

Kim Ingenthron Licensed Funeral Director

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It is with great sadness that the family of Jim announces his passing on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm at the age of 94 years. Born on January 07, 1918 to parents Orville and Madge Dodds in Lethbridge, AB. The Dodds family relocated to BC when Jim was two years old. Jim had many passions in his life; his career as a logger and later in life as a farmer.Jim loved to spend time with his friends around the bridge table, camping and fishing, but most of all spending time with his family was when Jim was the most happiest. Jim was predeceased by his wife Marian in 1986, brothers; Jesse, Cecil, Harry and Helcy. Surviving are Jim’s sons; Roger (Midge) and Lee, grandchildren; Vickie (Avery), Amanda (Ty), Marrieta, Doug (Crystal), great grandchildren; Tristan, Jessie, Alex, Dylan and Tamaya, together with many nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr’s and Staff of level 2 and level 4 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their care shown towards Jim. Donation in memory of Jim can be sent to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation, Salmon Arm, St. Mary’s’ Anglican Church, Sorrento or a charity of ones choice. A time of visitation for Jim will take place at Bowers Funeral Home on Friday April 27, 2012 from 10:00 am onwards followed by a funeral service on Saturday April 28, 2012 at 1:00pm from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Sorrento, BC. Interment will follow the service in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent through Jim’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC.

We are now recruiting for permanent part-time Customer Service Representatives in our downtown Salmon Arm chicken retail store. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, possess excellent interpersonal skills and have a strong commitment to customer service. We would prefer you to have experience in a Meat/Deli operation and also have experience in a cashier position. You will be required to work on your own initiative and also demonstrate excellent teamwork. Please apply with resume to the store in person or fax to 250 832 2194. On your resume please clearly state the position you are applying for. 321 Alexander Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC


LICENSED JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN Are you experienced in computerized Fuel Injection Diagnosis/Wheel Alignments and all general repairs to all makes & models? WE PROVIDE: • Excellent wages plus benefits • Clean modern shop with hoists in every bay • High tech state-of-the-art equipment • Extensive training program • Profit Sharing If you are up to a challenge, apply in person and drop off your resumé to: The Auto Service Desk 2090 10th Ave. S.W. Salmon Arm, B.C. 250-832-5030 Attn: Mark Sandau e-mail:


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The Exhibits Coordinator is a new, term position that will perform an essential role in taking the centre to a new level in making science exciting, fun, relevant and interesting for our community. Please visit for details

FARMCREST FOODS LTD. We are now hiring permanent part-time positions • PROCESS/PACKING OPERATIVES NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY Please call with your resume or fax to 832-2194. 1880 30th Street SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3J9

GARDENER GROUNDS KEEPER R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is looking to hire a gardener/grounds keeper. This is a full time position. The qualified individual should have 2-3 years horticultural experience. Resumes with references should be either mailed to the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association at PO Box 1642, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P7 or faxed to 250 832-5291 or emailed to info

R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum

HALCYON ASSISTED LIVING SOCIETY is currently in the process of recruiting a Site Manager/Licensed Practical Nurse for our Moberly Manor assisted living facility located in Revelstoke BC. The Site Manager (SM) reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the organization, supervision and operation of Moberly Manor in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of Halcyon Assisted Living Society, Moberly Manor, Office of the Assisted Living Registrar, BC Housing and IHA. The SM ensures provision of excellence in the delivery of Tenant centered personal care, hospitality and the continuous assessment of Tenant status and care planning within the scope of LPN clinical skill practice. This individual will have superior planning, record keeping and organizational skills and will ensure the safety and best interests of the Tenants. Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services, Box 100, Nakusp BC V0G 1R0 (attention Executive Director) or email to Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Join the Moose Team Fast paced fun, friendly Pub/Restaurant in Sicamous, BC has openings in the following areas Kitchen Line Cooks, Prep/Salads and dishwashers Some positions are seasonal Others will be full-time year round for the right individuals. Front End Servers, Hostesses, Bus Person, Bartenders and Expeditors. Please email your resume to


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KING’S CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is seeking applicants for a part-time or full-time bookkeeper. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May4. Interested individuals please send a resume and statement of faith to: King’s Christian School 350-B 30thSt NE Salmon Arm,BC V1E 1J2 Phone: 250-832-5200 Fax: 250-832-5201 or email: SEEKING new team members to join our Store. Positions available are Grocery/Warehouse, Bakery Position & Evening Deli/Cook. Must have experience, be energetic & enthusiastic to work in our fast paced environment. Please bring resume in to: Blind Bay Village Grocer, 2798 Balmoral Rd., Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1 SHUSWAP Hospital Foundation seeks to secure the services of a mature minded clerical person, on a regular part time basis, to have prime responsibility for clerical functions of the foundation including data base management , cash processing, donor contact, word processing. Incumbent shall provide a visible presence in the foundation office and respond to the public as required. The person shall possess an aptitude to organize the office to its best efficiency. Interested qualified individuals shall respond in writing, including a resume, addressed to: Shuswap Hospital Foundation Box 265 Salmon Arm , BC V1E 4N3

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:

HELPING HANDS is back. Avail. for your spring jobs. Gardening, pressure wash, window wash, painting, fencing, dump runs, home repair & reno’s. Reasonable rates. Free est. call Jim @ (250)803-0019

PART-TIME Server with S.I.R. required at Carrie’s Restaurant. Drop Resume at Centenoka Mall SHUSWAP LODGE is seeking hard working, compassionate, flexible, casual support staff worker. Must be available to work night shift please apply in person to: 200 TC Hwy. Attn. Lisa Lawson

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


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REIMER’S FARM SERVICE • Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

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Sorrento Centre requires a Bookkeeper Permanent P/T 24hr/week Starting May 22 To apply by email: or by fax

250-260-0110 or 804-3030

(250)675-3032 T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of a qualified Machinist. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250286-9502.


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

WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso.

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Financial Services

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WE ARE HIRING! Hideaway Liquor Store. Drop Resume at 973 lakeshore Dr. SW or email Must have “Serving it Right”

Trades, Technical CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103, EXCLUSIVE “THINKBIG” Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882;

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Spring Cleaning Special We Clean, because you are Special Contact us For ALL types of eco-friendly Cleaning Call Melissa (250)804-7979

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JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately at Braby Motors. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat. Phone: 250-8328053 Fax 250-832-4545 email: pat@brabymotors. com

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BLIND Bay Bunch Relay For Life Team are holding a pancake breakfast Sat. Apr. 28th 8a.m-noon @ Cedar Heights Comm. Center, 2316 Lakeview Dr. Blind Bay $5.00 per person Children under 6 free. FOOTCARE AVAILABLE AT LAKESIDE MANOR By Elaine Gale of Pedicare Junction. For appointment call 1-250-837-2242 or 1-250-814-4337 SHUSWAP BBQ & Catering offers southern bbq for all occasions. Check out our website at or call (250)803-8712

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Feed & Hay A horse quality orchardgrass, $5, & other quality $2-4/bale Al Fritzel (250)832-9070 200 round bales of horse & cow hay, barn stored, $35/ea. (250)675-4384 (250)804-1217 BARN Stored mixed hay $4/bale 250-832-9639 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 $4-$6 bale. Straw $5 bale. 250835-4748 or 250-833-9595 GRASS Alfalfa hay $3.25/bale 50lb+ Barn stored Delivery avail 250-832-4160

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

Pets JACK Russell puppies dewormed & first vaccinations, ready to go, 1-(250)832-1592 N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

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FOR Rent: updated 2bdrm mobile on 20 acres, Grandview Bench area. Set up for horses, detached shop, 3 stall barn, paddocks, fenced, avail. immed., (1-250)862-6249

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath + Den

2-2Bdrm Houses, in Salmon Arm Close to school and store 250-832-3829

BIG M AUCTION Sat Apr 28th 11am @ 2970 Station Rd Falkland. Antiques, Colletibles, Tools, Saddles & Tack, Gift ware, Household Goods & More. Consignments Wanted 250-379-2078, 604-850-4238

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Building Supplies CULVERT new at 1/2 the price of new. Over 80 pcs, delivery available. Tom 250-8642388


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

FABRIC sofa, loveseat & accent pillows, excellent condition $250. (250)832-9145

Food Products FARM Fresh free range brown eggs $3/dozen (250)832-8918

Garage Sales 2488 Salmon River Rd., Sat., April 28, 9-4, downsizing, small tables, shelving, Fischer wood stove, vintage rung plus much more! CANOE Creek Estates, 6620 51St. NE, April 27/28, 8-?, 2009 Honda 2HP 4stroke long & short leg, carpenter tools, life jackets, household, etc. COLLECTORS corner garage sale April 28 8am-2pm 3030 40th St NE tons of stuff for everyone ELKS Multi family garage sale May 5/12 9am-3pm. Elks Park Gazebo 3690 30st NE SA. ESTATE SALE - Sat/Sun, Apr. 28, 29, 9-2pm. 2703 Hillview Place, (off Centennial S.L.E.) Blind Bay. All kinds of tools, fishing/camping gear, etc. HILLCREST elementary is looking for donations of sellable hshld items for our upcoming COMMUNITY GARGLE SALE on May 12. Proceeds go toward our new Playground equipment. Drop Off:Fri May 11 at Hillcrest Gym 8am-4pm Please no clothing or TV’s HUGE BRAND NAME CLOTHING BLOWOUT Sat Apr 28 9am till noon Hideaway parking lot (995 Lakeshore) Many items starting from $2 We pay the tax Hurley Roxy DC Bilabong EVERYTHING MUST GO. MOVING Sale Sat Apr 28 8am-4pm 2751 25 Ave NE Tools, hshld. MULTI - Family Sale: 13th St & 20th Ave. SW, Sat. April 28th, 9am-2pm SALMON Arm: Multi family sale, Sat. Apr.28 only, 10-2, motel, household, furn. appl., light fixtures, china, tools, German books & more! ViewPoint Motel 6871 TCHwy NW SAT. April 28, 9am-3pm. NO EARLY BIRDS. near Gort’s Gouda, 411 Christison Rd. SW

Medical Supplies AIRGO walking frame w/wheels $60. Sprite Grande 21” Evolution wheeled walker $150. Nexus iii 22” wheeled walker, rated to 250lbs. $250. (250)832-4872

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DOWNTOWN. 1 Side newly decorated and vacant. Other side rented. Each side has 4 bdrms, 3- 4 pce baths, garden area & storage shed. $337,900. (604)534-2748.

Mobile Homes & Parks 56 used Port-a-potty toilets. Priced to sell! (250)833-0434 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. DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. DOMETIC 3Cu. Fridge 110V AC.12vDC Propane $550 250832-6605 HYTEC 5600 shower with glass doors. $300 250-8329336 MILLER Bigboy 225 welder w/cables & mask, 150hrs. $2500. (250)833-4844 POOL table, 4 x 8, slate, good shape $550 (250)838-6751 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.

WELL Rotted garden manure, Top soils & bark mulch. Phone Stanley Bland (250)832-6615 or (250)833-2449

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082 MOTORCYCLE and Skidoo Apparel and accessories, Cd’s and DVD’s, video games, consoles, Ipods, Amps, Fishing equipment/gear, tools. Call 250-814-4337 WANTED: parts for a Westfalia camper van (250)8320090

Real Estate For Sale By Owner CUSTOM BUILT HOME This immaculate family home has 3bdrm., 2.5bath. including a 5 piece ensuite. Beautiful, large kitchen with cabinets galore plus pantry. Large extended covered patio including BBQ area with hook up for NG. Double garage plus guys dream workshop. Situated on .42acre in Shuswap Lake Estates.


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(250) FOR Sale 1977 Mobile Home, 60’ * 14’, c/w peaked roof, carport, entrance stairs & skirting, propane furnace, new flooring, new toilet, new water lines, counter tops refinished. Offers email 250-836-4221 403-990-3585


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Open Houses OPEN HOUSE Friday April 27, 2012 11a.m. For Rent By Owner, Suite 218, Riverbend Seniors Community. Contact: 1(778)232-3815 for details.

Townhouses SHUSWAP RIDGE Quality Townhomes in Salmon Arm. Great location 2751 15 Ave NE Near high school. 3 styles. Prices $320,900 - $359,000 (250)833-1002

Misc. for Sale


Apt/Condo for Rent 1BDRM. across from Askews newly reno’d, W/D, parking, Call Colin (1-604)858-8176 or Dale (250)832-3706 1BDRM. balcony apt., downtown SA, quiet building, NS, NP, $650/mo., Suomi Apt. Call Keith (250)832-6060 2BDRM , 2 bath, 5 appl. walk to town $875/mo NS NP DD + ref’s req. 250-515-1808 3BDRM Chase Upper unit in 4plex NS NP New paint, carpet and window coverings FS incl. Laundry facil in building ref’s req’d $800/mo 250-6792578 Bright, spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated newer apartment buildings. Includes F/S/DW/AC/HW NS, NP. Available May 1 $700 & $825 respectively (250)803-1694 DANBURY MANOR 791 Okanagan Ave. 1bdrm., $650. 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, and 2 Bdrm Unfurn. 1 Bdrm , 1 Bdrm + Den Furnished. Views McGuire Park and Shuswap Lake $765-$845/mo plus hydro. Ref req’d 250-833-9148 LARGE apartment d/t S/Arm, 2-bdrm., deck, parking, clean & cheery. NS/ND. $875/mo. Two ref. req’d. Avail. immed. 250-679-2778


in Cedar Heights

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo, close to malls

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath condo in Salmon Arm 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath on 18th Street

Call Al Bingham (250)804-6216

Single Wide, 3-bdrm, with large edition, has to be moved, some appliances $6,000 obo (250)838-0153

Painting & Decorating

Painting & Decorating

Abbott Painting Experiienced Experienced dP Professional rofessionall Painter • Ceiling Repaints • Interior/Exterior • New Construction BOOK YOUR EXTERIORS NOW! Phone: 250-804-6194

Pet Services

2Bdrm Eagle Bay NS sm pet OK Avail immed. Ref’s req’d. $800/mo 250-675-5231

AVAIL. immed. older 2bdrm. mobile w/small yard, 5km from town, suits a mature single person or retired couple, NS, NP, DD & ref’s req. $750/mo. incl. util. (250)832-7518 DAILY, weekly, monthly meals/hskp. incl., single or double private bdrm, living room, bath. incl. sat tv, wifi, laundry (250)804-5545

Modular Homes 2BDRM trailer in Tappen. $700/mo Avail April 1st NP NS Ref’s req’d. (250)835-4480

Homes for Rent

2BDRM, on shared 1 acre lot rural Tappen, 5appl, NonSmokers, $700/mo + util. avail immed. (250)835-8346 2 BEDROOM house. Close to DT, NS, NP, ref’s req. (250) 833-6855 2 locations Blind Bay and DT Salmon Arm Each 2+ Bdrm Avail Immed. 250-833-1949 3BDRM main floor. 1st mo. rent & DD of $450. req’d, 10 min from town $900/mo. (250)675-4379 (250)833-4525. 3BDRM up, close to school, arena, pool & College, NS, NP, Avail. May 1. $750/mo. (250)833-6263

1500SQFT. penthouse suite, lakeview, 2bdrm. + den, harbourfrount area, $1150/mo. + util., NS, NP (250)804-2705

5 BDRM D/R 2 FULL BATHROOMS 2 kitchens 2 W/D Covered Deck, carport $1960. Ref’s. Rents and pets neg for long term lease. 250-833-9923

Commercial/ Industrial

Commercial/ Industrial

BAKERY Ready to Lease Equipment Included. Available Immediately.

Commercial/ Industrial

4200 sq ft.

COMMERCIAL office space for lease Main Street, Sicamous one block up from Channel. Prime location. Ideal for professional, medical, office. Could include manager/owner suite. $12/sqft. plus OC. Call Keith (250)832-6060 EXCELLENT commercial units, 3 units approx. 780sqft. each w/bay, office, washroom, bay doors, parking avail. for customers, located in light industrial area on 7 St. SW, Salmon Arm, BC 450sqft. office space also avail. on upper floor, suitable for bookkeeping, accounting, lawyer, business consulting Call Cary (250)8326060 or (1-800)830-0545 INDUSTRIAL 4380 45thST SE 1800 Sq.ft. O.H. doors $1000/mo 250-832-0908

#225 - Studio Suite 356 sq. ft., Scenic view $1850/mo. #120 - 1 Bdrm. Suite 545 sq. ft., Corner unit $2350/mo. #333 - 2 Bdrm. Suite 666 sq. ft., Scenic view $2850/mo. • All Suites have Kitchenettes and Walk-in showers • Price includes Meals, Housekeeping, Heat, Hydro, Emergency Pendant and 24-hr. Onsite Care Aide • Assisted Living Services Available

Cottages / Cabins

743 Okanagan Avenue, Chase, BC

2BDRM furnished cabin, NE SA, 1.5bath, $950/mo inc. util cable avail now (250)833-0373

Misc. for Sale

250.837.1134 Senior Assisted Living

Senior Assisted Living

RENTALS 250-682-9497

Homes for Rent


Homes for Rent


2 Bedrm., 2 Bath. Fully furnished condo, lake view, 5 appl., single garage, N/S, N/P. $ 950/mo. #8-2802 Henstridge Road, Sorrento 2 Bedrm. Apartment F/S, W/D, N/P. 7010 Black Road

Kale Abbott

Pet Services


2BDRM DT SA great location Avail immed $800/mo 250832-5956

2 BDRM mobile home on 1 acre by Skimikin Lake. N/S. $800/mo+ utils. Avail May 1. Refs req. (250)515-2710.

For Appt. to view call (250)675-4626

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2 Bdrm. Walk in Suite, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. Utilities incl. $ 900/mo. 2486 Eagle Bay Road 2 Bedrm., 1 Bath Upper Floor Lakeview house. 5 appliances, large deck. N/S, N/P. $ 900/mo. 2622 Blind Bay Road 2 Bedrm., 1 1/2 Bath House Lakeview, 5 appliances, wood fireplace, N/S, N/P. $ 700/mo. Eagle Bay

Shannon Chancellor 250 832-6055 1-877-272-3063


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Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

Auto Financing

COZY 3bdrm., den, fenced yard, walk to town, covered deck, single car garage, NS, Avail May 1 Pets negotiable $1200. SORRENTO 4bdrm, 2800 sq ft, Gillespie Rd. Close to lake. Ref’s req, $1100/mo + util. (250)488-0349

Daylight 1 Bdrm 2 car parking F/S W/D TV close to bus DD and ref’s req’d NS ND NP working couple lady or senior preferred $700 incl. Util. Avail Now 250-832-3538


Rooms for Rent ROOMS Avail in Enderby. $300-375. Incl access to kitchen area, and laundry facilities. 509 Mill Ave. right DT 1 block from the traffic light. 250-8380587 for details.

Storage SECURE storage 8’x12’ sheds ready to rent $70/mo. (250)835-4430 (250)515-1566

Suites, Lower 1 Bdrm Daylight suite, Avail May 1 in a quiet neighborhood close to O/C & Rec Ctre Suitable for working couple. Util and shared laundry incl. N/S N/P D/D and refs. req’d. $650/mo 250-832-4696 1Bdrm Fr/St WD in town Suits single $695/mo NS NP Cat OK. 250-833-5555 Avail May 1 1BDRM., furnished, 5appl., incl. wifi/cable, suitable for single $750/mo. (250)833-5555 1BDRM. Hillcrest area, NS, NP, No Drugs, No Parties $675/mo. inc. util, avail. Immed. (250)833-7809 1 BDRM plus den ground floor windows and deck leading to treed and private backyard for tenant use. Located near Shuswap Middle school\Little mountain/OK college. Incl. Util WiFi and Sat TV and W/D NS NP N/parties $750/mo (Neg) 250-832-0090 1BDRM, suitable for single working person. N/S, ref’s req, small pet negotiable. DD req. $700/mo inc. util. Mike (250)833-0232. Avail May 15 2BDRM Lower floor $980/mo incl Util. 250-833-9923 2bdrm new 1400sqft suite w/ private entry on Deep Creek Rd. N/S, Avail May 15, $700.incl hydro. 250-308-7984 2BDRM., W/D, No Pets, NS, near college, $800/mo. inc gas & hydro (250)832-8962 3BDRM daylight basement suite in newer subdivision, close to schools & DQ, 4appl., W/D, gas f/p, central vac, NS, NP, ref’s req., $1200/mo. includes utilities (250)517-0502 BACH suite Avail Apr 1. Private entrance. $600/mo incl. util. F&S. 1 person only. Close to DT and College. ref’s please Call BRAD 1-877-832-2723 BLIND Bay 1bdrm available now. Walk-out suite. Utils. included. $700/mo DD req. Ref’s req. N/P, N/S (250)675-2710 CHASE: 2bdrm newly decorated N/S, N/P, W/D, heat included. $700/mo + DD. Refs req. (250)679-8578 (250)319-3706

GRINDROD: 1000sqft. suite avail. on farm, nice, light, garden area, NS, ref’s req., $850. util. incl. (250)838-6751 LARGE 1bdrm ste, bright, DT SA $650/mo inc.util. W/D (250)832-1085 (250)803-8105 LEVEL entry, 800sqft. suite 1bdrm F/S/DW/W/D, Great location $875/mo. incl. gas & hydro. Newer Building. Call Lyle (250)833-6097

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

2BRM Upper floor $1160 incl. Util. 250-833-9923 DL# 7557



Cars - Domestic

3BDRM., 1.5bath, f/s/w/d, quiet & private, new kitchen, $1000/mo. + $500 DD, avail May 1st (250)832-7257

1990 Crown Vic 5L 177,000kms Good cond $600 OBO 250-675-5596 runs good 1994 Ford Mustang V6 RWD 70km on new engine. $1000 in winter tires/rims. Amp & Subs. $2700 obo (250)517-9412


Auto Accessories/Parts

Cars - Sports & Imports 1990 Honda Accord EXR, ex. body & running, 4 summers & winters, maint. records $1100. (250)675-4313


V6 Chrysler Van Motor good running order. 250-832-3829

Brand new, 2011 KLR650 Dual purpose Kawasaki, 22kms. 10 months warranty remaining $5,699. 832-1522

Auto Financing

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Trucks & Vans


BIG FOOT Sightings! New 2012 Big Foot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024

1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L V6, 225K, reliable, base model with aftermarket CD plus extra set of tires. $1700. 833-0607 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, 7 pass, 191,000 kms, new tires.$5900 obo 250-307-0002

CAMPION Allante 170 Bowrider w/Yamaha 115 V-4 outboard motor, brand new prop, XMPINC wakeboard tower, all new custom fit travel covers, EZload trailer w/new tires plus spare, seats 8, great family boat, many more extras $8000. (250)832-2960

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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6, PS, PB, tilt, cruise, automatic, good cond. $1000. (250)832-4872

16FT. Starcraft aluminum boat on trailer, ready to go fishing. Ideal senior’s run-about, incl 6HP newer kicker, has 15HP Johnson 4stroke, all access. $2,650. (250)832-1914 24’ x 10’ pontoon boat, 2008 60HP Yamaha 4stroke engine, 12’ canvas top, railings all around, great family boat, safe $11,900. (250)497-6010


Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Trucks & Vans


2BDRM, 2 bath, 5 appl. Near DT SA, with or without bsmt. ste. (250)515-1176 avail now



Legal Notices

NEWLY Reno’ed 2 bed bsmt suite. NS, NP, Close to DT, ref req. DD req. $800. mt util. inclu.(250) 253-4444

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1988 28’ Citation motorhome, 4burner stove, oven, fridge, bathroom w/shower, awning, low mileage $5500. obo (250)675-4626 1989 Travelaire 5th Wheel (trailer) 20 foot Exc Cond $4500 OBO 250-832-9746 1999 Travelaire 5th Wheel Tandem wheels, clean throughout, very good cond. Also 1993 P/U with trailer hitch runs on Propane and gas. Extra Set winter tires on wheel $18,000 for all 250-836-3539 2009 COUGAR 30 foot trailer 2 large slides Well maintained $22,000 OBO 250-832-6427

GARDOM Lake: 2bdrm. daylight bsmt. F/S W/D, sat. tv, NS., pets neg., refs req. quiet country suitable for couple or single person, avail. now, $750/mo. incl. util. + DD (250)803-8370

SINGLE man looking to rent spare bedroom or one bedroom suite. Non smoker, no pets, good references call 250-832-1926


I, 1) James David Grieve, Alexandrea Jean Evans, Eleanor Linda Belway, Kenneth Wade Appeldoorn; 2) 0695662 B.C. Ltd. c/o Gary Massier; 3) Robert Harvie McKibbon & Norma Lynn McKibbon (full name, or names, of registered owner)of 1) 1140 - 20th Ave. SE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2C9; 2) 2710 - 30th St. NE, Salmon Arm V1E 3G6 3) 1400 - 20th St. SE, Salmon Arm V1E 2N2 (mailing address) intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as, 1) Lot A, Plan 22344, exc. Plans KAP53247 & KAP89781; 2) The East 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 Sec. 12, exc Plan 22344; 3) Lot B, Plan 24221; all of Sec. 12, Tp-. 20, R. 10, W6M, KDYD (legal description from the title certificate)and located at 1) 2310 - 10th St. SE; 2) 2450 - 10th St. SE; 3) 1400 - 20th St. SE, Salmon Arm (street addresses if applicable). Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, City of Salmon Arm, P.O. Box 40, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 (name and mailing address of the local government) by May 18, 2012 (14 days from the date of final publication).

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that 443602 BC Ltd. of Sicamous 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 license for commercial marina purposes covering commercial marina purposes covering unserveyed Crown land being the bed and foreshore of Shuswap Lake fronting Lot 1, District lots 528 and 529, Plan KAP 82686, except Plan KAP91776; District Lot 529, except Plan KAP82686; District Lot 528, except Plans KAP77037 and KAP82686; and Lot A, District Lots 528 and 529, KAP91776, Kamloops Division Yale District (KDYD) situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Sicamous. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3411163. 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 May 19, 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: Insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to be public upon request.

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MLS® 10035290



#73 - 2500 97B Hwy. y. SE, Salmon Arm Sat., $ 189,900 April 28 2 Hours Only!! 2-4 pm Erin Leek 250 253-5303

Contact Tammy at

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• 0.44 acre property in North Broadview • RV parking, shop, central air, new siding

• Sophisticated 55+ townhouse • Great location close to all amenities

5410 Eagle Bay Road

512 Lakeshore Lake Drive, Chase

MLS® 10031737



New Listing

MLS® 10045312 M



• 66 acres Semi-Lakeshore, great lakeviews • Private estate or development potential

• 2000 sq. ft. completely renovated inside & out • Fully finished basement, across from beach access

#8 - 5161 63rd Ave. NE

2650 - 5th Ave. SE

MLS® 10025105

MLS® 10044433

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• RETIRE HERE! Close to golf & Shuswap Lake • 1400 sq. ft. home, adult park, private yard



• 5 bdrm., 3 full bathroom family home • Central air & vac., RV parking, gas fireplace

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2 - 600 10TH STREET SW

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.


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. MLS® 10034757 $79,900


MLS® 10033363


7 - 1120 12TH STREET NE

Great home and acreage close to town. 3 bdrm, 1 bath home on 5 acres. Property is relatively flat, fenced and cross-fenced, and has a couple of outbuildings. Home has been substantially upgraded. Loads of privacy and great views.

Immaculate, bright and spacious 3 bdrm., 3 bath home with great lake view in popular Lakeview Terrace. Eating nook in the kitchen, large dining room, formal living room, family room, games room, utility room and loads of storage. Gas fireplace, full, fully finished walkout lower level, single, attached garage and private yard. In a central location, close to town and amenities.

MLS® 10017712

MLS® 10035887



303 - 571 6TH STREET NE

Affordable family living. Looking for a mortgage helper or a shared investment? This 2007 custom home offers two complete kitchens with islands and all appliances, two large living rooms, two gas fireplaces with custom rock work, 2 master suites with full ensuites, 4 additional bdrms plus den, 2 additional full bathrooms, and two laundry rooms. Central air, 9’ ceilings, laminate and heated tile flooring, built-in vacuum, and oversized garage with storage and workbench. Fenced and landscaped yard with underground irrigation. Two complete homes in one.

Luxury corner penthouse overlooking Shuswap Lake and town. In a central location, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit features an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, 9’ ceilings and radiant in-floor heating. Secure entry and two underground parking stalls. Public transit, shopping and recreation nearby. MLS® 10042099




MLS® 10026558





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451 Mallory Road

487 Salmon Valley Rd.

Fenced & cross-fenced, 160 acres irrigated. (Three crops). Excellent wells, water rights (all irrigation equipment incl.) Two large hay storage barns. Backs onto Crown land. MLS® 10001374

Large log home with rock fireplace, wrap around deck has views of the valley. New roof. Lots of water, ten acres, pasture/ treed/fenced. Truck size shop, new 2nd shop. Very private, minutes from town. MLS® 10044063

Located on 8.5 acres overlooking the valley. Dream kitchen, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings with large windows in living room. GEOTHERMAL HEATING. Large covered wrap around deck. Fruit trees, gardens, hay field, well has 65 gpm.





41 Metcalfe Road Large country kitchen with wonderful views of the valley. Formal dining room, rock fireplace in living room. NEW WELL. Property has fenced and crossfenced pastures. Enjoy the peace from this private setting (15 minutes to town).


MLS® 10014295


MLS® 10041956




r e h t o n A 4321 Malakwa Rd., Malakwa

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Two bedroom rancher. Economical home or rental investment. Good value, home has many nice updates. Fenced yard, half acre of land.

MLS® 10040739




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On Shuswap Lake! Over 400’ of frontage, architecturally unique design home with contemporary flair. High vaulted ceiling, floor to ceiling windows, 3 bdrms, 3 baths + guest/studio with full bath, spacious deck and outdoor cooking area. $


MLS® 10044079

The best buy in any condo is the TOP FLOOR. A TOP FLOOR with a LAKE VIEW. A TOP FLOOR with a LAKE VIEW & all appliances. Take the stairs or use the convenience of the elevator. Covered parking. MLS® 10022103 $





2749 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay MLS 10043338 • $437,500

Best bang for your bucks! Mint 10 year old 3+2 bedroom rancher with walk out basement has approx. 1850 sq. ft. main & 3450 finished. Has oak floors through living, formal dining & main floor family room with gas fireplace. Big open oak kitchen with granite topped island eating bar, stainless steel appliances, tile floor & eating area. Large master bedroom has his & her closets & jet soaker tub with separate shower. Basement is fully finished including easy inlaw suite if needed. Also has main floor laundry, large tile foyer, heat pump, central air, HE furnace, built in vac, security system, yard shed, 16x12 deck with natural gas BBQ hook up & more. Enjoy your treed in private yard & only minutes to lake. Located in Shuswap Lake Estates golf subdivision with gated RV parking & only 15 minutes to Salmon Arm.


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#13 - 3959 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd.

8721 Penwith Way, St. Ives 872 New Listing

Immaculately kept custom home and low maintenance property. Like new 2 bdrm., 2 bath modular home with large workshop set up for the handyman or garage. Home offers large kitchen, dining area c/w 3 skylights, built-in vac and plumbed for a water softener. Enjoy the view of the lake from the yard. Short walk to the lake. $

Priced to sell. 2 bedroom log home, requires some TLC and new ideas. New deck with a great view of the Shuswap Lake. Public beach close by. MLS® 10044910



#47 - 1250 Hillside Avenue, Chase Retirees & first time homebuyers. Like new quality modular home. Entertain in the fully landscaped yard with Deck. This bedroom modular home with open concept is steps to the beach and includes 6 appliances. A 10x10 garden shed and much more. Yard has a number of fruit trees and garden plots to enjoy and pass the time. Home is a must see.

36 - 1510 TTrans Canada Hwy. E, Sorrento New Listing

View Shuswap Lake from the covered deck. Well maintained modular home includes 3 bdrm & 2 baths. Yard fully landscaped and set up with garden plots as well as a few fruit trees for the active gardener. The property also features a 12’x20’ workshop for the handyman.




MLS® 10043326


MLS® 10044061

MLS® 10045505


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#132 Caravans West, Scotch Creek

5882 Line 17 Road, Celista

4222 Saratoga Road, Scotch Creek

A rare find in Dasnier Bay. 3 bedroom panabode cabin with room for all your guests. Gorgeous views, peace, tranquility and 87’ of beach awaits you here.

The time is right to get into this established, year round, gated community. Lot features unique drive through option and is ideally situated across from resort amenities.

This home still shows like new and the full unfinished walk-out basement is a blank canvas for you to work with. Two decks to relax on and enjoy mother nature on your private 2.87 acre property with lots of room to grow.

Just a hop and a skip to the shores of the Shuswap. This home offers a detached garage and workshop on a .34 acre lot. A perfect getaway spot.

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399,900 MLS® 100 1 10033496 3349 3496 6



89,900 MLS® 10043868 1004386 100 43868 8



324,900 MLS® 10044084 100 1004408 44084 4084



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1983 - 2011

241 Alexander Street NE, Salmon Arm NEW LISTING

Call Lisa

Prime Sunnybrae Lakeshore $


3+ with over 2500 of lakeshore, bordering Crown land, approx. 2500 sq. ft. home, double garage + 30x36 shop/RV garage, pond, 4 bdrms., 3 baths.

Call Shirley

Call Tara

2009 Custom Built Home with family in mind! 3 spacious bdrms., 3 full baths, loft master bdrm., floor to ceiling windows in open kit/ dining/lvgrm wrap around covered deck.



Call Susanne

Family Home

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!!!

Acreage on City Water $


4.25 acres of space surrounding this 1600 sq. ft. rancher with open living and dining. 2 bedrooms on the main, could be 3, lots of parking, storage in the crawl space and room for a shop and all your toys! MLS® 10044818


Call Gary

Golf Course Living

Location, Location!!!

BRING OFFERS! This .29 acre lot in the Highlands at Shuswap Lake Esates has incredible views of Shuswap Lake. Offered at $115,000.

Adult park located in Sunnybrae. Very well cared for home with 1200 square feet of living space. Affordable seasonal or year round home.

Call Jeremy

Call Tara

Vendor Wants it Sold



MLS® 10034906

Call Gary $


MLS® 10033472

Call Jeremy $

Walk to the Lake!

MLS® 10043803

MLS® New

3 bedrooms on main, well designed eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, master ensuite and walk-in, large deck with mountain city and lake views, formal living and rec room plus a 2 bedroom suite with open layout and separate laundry. MLS® 10044960 ~



Golfers – build your dream home overlooking the 4th green and fairway on this flat .26 acre lot in Shuswap Lake Estates. Bring offers. MLS® MLS® 10030134 10030134

MLS® 10030125

Call Steve

Call Shirley

29 Acres

What the Sellers Love About Their Home:





Private treed acreage for your dream house with drilled well – close to Gardom Lake.

55+, pet friendly townhouse across from mall. Gas fireplace, central air and attached garage. Lots of extra storage in crawl space.

MLS® 10038912

MLS® 10036922



The VIEW of Shuswap Lake, the convenient LOCATION to 9-hole golf course & Cedar Heights Community Centre. Upgraded w/new kitchen counters, bath fixtures, furnace & h/w, roof, A/C & more. MLS® 10042755

Call Tara

Call Lisa

Exceed Your Expectations!

Investors Take Notice

2 Acre Hobby Farm





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




MLS® 10039534

NEW PRICE!! 2 bedroom home in Enderby. Bank Foreclosure, upgrades include floor, paint & light fixtures, fenced yard, huge patio, level lot, commercial potential.

Call Gary

Crystal Springs

Upper Raven


Level entry, 2006 built family home in a central location. 3 bedrooms on the main, ensuite, walk-in, large rec room in the basement perfect for an in-law suite, large deck with beautiful views on the lake and mountains. MLS® 10044916





Gorgeous lake & mountain views from this .45 acre building lot, perfect for rancher with walk-out basement. MLS® 10044326

In desirable Sunnybrae. 4 bdrm., 2 bath home with suite in basement. Large open living and dining room and kitchen. 2 large decks incl. hot tub, all new appliances, wood stove, sauna. 30x20 shop, all fenced – this one has it all.



MLS® 10040485

Call Jeremy $

Call Susanne

MLS® 10040664

Call Steve

Lakeview Lot $

Suitable for level entry

119,900 rancher with w/o

basement, situated on Cul De Sac in South East Salmon Arm, Vendor Motivated. MLS® 10008747


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Cell 250-833-6312 TOLL FREE 1-800-890-9166


NEW LISTING • Brand new Whitstone home • 1461 sq. ft., 3 bdrms. & office • Wonderful open floor plan • Custom kitchen w/breakfast bar


• Beautiful hardwood flooring • Hardie siding/double garage • New Home Warranty • Quality & craftsmanship throughout 420 24th Street NE

MLS® 10044741

• Finished daylight basement • Private .66 acre lot • Detached heated 20x24 shop • Wonderful lake view

• 2100 finished square feet • Bright open floor plan • 4 bedrooms plus den • Lots of recent updates


MLS® 10045516

1691 13th Avenue SE

4891 Foothill Road SWE

6230 37th Street NE

391 10th Street SE

#303 1391 10th Avenue NE

MLS® 10042742

MLS® 10034597

MLS® 10031078

MLS® 10040798




• Totally renovated 3600 sq. ft. • Stunning inside and out • 7 bdrms. plus 1 bdrm. suite • Fully landscaped .72 acres • Amazing rural setting

• Very private 2.6 acres • 2,500 finished square feet • Bright new kitchen • 4 bdrms & suite potential • Fenced with outbuildings



BEACH GROVE PROPERTIES Tappen/Shuswap Lake • 46 detached homes • Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms • 1,320 to 1,664 sq. ft. • Hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings • Full appliance package • Hardie Siding, Geo Thermal Heat • RV parking • New Home Warranty

Prices Starting at $199,000


• West Coast Contemporary • 1800 sq. ft. w/ 3 bdrms • Tigerwood hardwood floors • Custom gourmet kitchen • Quality design throughout



• Immaculate 1500 square feet • 2 bedrooms plus den • Bright open floor plan • 9’ ceilings, in-floor heat • Heated/secure UG parking


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• A little bit of paradise... 1.5 acres on nicest part of Shuswap Lake • Deeded, reasonably flat with over 240 feet of water frontage • Solid well built log cabin with 2 lofts, view balcony, small guest cabin/tool shed. • Newer dock to relax, tie up the boat and take in the Shuswap fun, 2 buoys



MLS® 10044382

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Great investment now and in the future 1/2 acre 6-plex – 4,000 sq. ft. 4 bachelor & 2 1-bedroom suites Common rec room, A/C, garage, carport Rent includes heat and hot H2O

MLS® 10044002


3 Views – 1150 sq. ft. • Cambridge Court end unit • 1150 sq.ft., 2 bed & 2 bath • South, north and west views • 5 appliances, gas f/p, A/C • Quick possession available • New carpet


MLS® 10016470



White Lake/Shop/1.53 Ac.

1000+ Feet of Lakeshore

20 Acres, House, Barn, Shop

• 7 fully serviced RV sites for family & friends • Beautiful sandy beach, deck, dock & covered gazebo, Ssectacular views • Open concept, 3 bdrms., 3 baths, 8 zone in-floor h/w radiant heat • 2 garages, 10 minutes to town

• 192 ft. waterfront on Little White Lake • 4 bdrms., 3.5 bath, 28x24 workshop • Double garage, covered breeze way • Huge lakeview deck • Newer furnace & HW tank MLS® 10043904

Neat as can be... • 3 bdrm, 3 bath, townhouse located on back row of Broadview Villas • Great location, huge private deck, ideal for entertaining and relaxing • Beautiful newer kitchen, central air, updated flooring • Large master bdrm with 2 pc ensuite and walk in closet • Short walk to recreation, restaurants, schools, College and the New Uptown Askews

MLS® 10045583


Revenue Property




MLS® 10045529

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Scenic 20.90 acres in Tappen 2230 sq.ft., 3 bdrms, 3 baths 4 stall barn, riding arena, hay shed 24’x20’ detached garage Large deck, tranquil duck pond 10 minutes to Skimikin Lake

MLS® 10043665


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homeownership Local REALTORS® are here to make it happen. Talk to them today to discuss your needs and get your search started. They look forward to working with you! 555 DREAM STREET This saltbox is just what the doctor ordered. An open floor plan, skylights throughout and a recently remodeled kitchen are just some of the features you’ll appreciate in this charmer. Come and see it this Sunday. You won’t be disappointed.



777 DREAM STREET This executrive home is just what the doctor ordered. An open floor plan, skylights throughout and a recently remodeled kitchen are just some of the features you’ll appreciate in this charmer. Come and see it this Sunday. You won’t be disappointed.



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.29 acre lake view lot on Woodland Drive in Shuswap Lake Estates, Blind Bay MLS® 10038942 ............................ $75,000 2 new semi-waterfront lots listed in Eagle Bay, over 1 acre each ................... $239,900 & $249,900

MLS® 10040385


MLS® 10043488

MLS® 10042913


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.

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

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.

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® 10001859




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!

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





Well maintained 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.

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




MLS® 10038588



MLS® 10043474






LAKE VIEW Beautiful lake view 2008 home in Shuswap Lake Estates. Hardwood, tile and granite. Open concept kitchen/dining/living area with 3 sided fireplace. Huge deck. Finished basement, 4 beds/3 baths.

MLS® 10039450



$ MLS® 10038947





4 bed/3 bath rancher with a full basement in SE area. Hardwood floors, beautiful kitchen, large .29 acre lot, great lake view, oversized garage, RV parking.

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.

Beautiful custom level entry home in The Ridge. 3 plus bed/3 bath home features open concept & spacious design, hardwood, tile, granite, heated bathrm floor, 2 fireplaces, covered deck, lake view & much more.


$ MLS® 10034832


MLS® 10044594


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



MLS® 10045291

Spectacular 2007 custom lake view home in McArthur Heights on 1.64 acres. Backing onto crown land. $


$ MLS® 10035019



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.

$ MLS® 10036519

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

$ MLS® 10011087



PRIVATE 40 ACRES Hobby Farm. Non-zoned, non-ALR. 3 bedroom home plus 2 rental cabins & heated workshop. Located between Salmon Arm and Revelstoke.



MLS® 9227837


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.

Share the waterfront at Shimmering Waters on Shuswap Lake. Timber frame 3 plus bed/3 bath home. Brazilian cherry floors, vaulted ceilings, large deck area and additional log cabin for extra guests.





MLS® 10045307



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Lake view 4 bed/3 bath close to downtown. 1998 home features large kitchen with island, beautiful brazilian redwood floors, gas FP, huge family room, central vac, deck, dble garage, workshop, lane access.


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® 10032415



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



$ MLS® 10029698

Cute 2 or 3 bedroom. Fully renovated. Ready to move in. Private lot with shed, deck & pond. Fenced & close to downtown.

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® 10039742



$ MLS® 10044693


MLS® 10040688


Sunnybrae. Immaculate home in perfect move in condition. Many updates. Private yard, shed, newer deck, carport. $



MLS® 10041942


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.

.64 acre lot in Hillcrest. Totally private lot on cul-de-sac. Bright home with 4 bedrooms/2 baths, upgraded windows, new deck, renovated basement, bathrooms, newer HWT & appliances. RV & boat storage. $ 379,900


MLS® 10022485

MLS® 10011500

MLS® 10042913

1380 18th Street SE

MLS® 10040926



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Kent Redekop

#206 - 409 Main Street, Sicamous

• • • •

STOP paying rent Clean 2 bdrm., 1 bath apartment Centrally located Close to shopping and banking


• • • •

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


MLS® 10041822

JUST REDUCED! 1 bedroom, 1 bath Wonderful 55+ building Close walk to everything Well below assessed value!

85,000 Dave MLS® 10038898

713 Whitehead Road, Sicamous

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259,000 Dave MLS® 10038655

3600 sq. ft., 4 bdrm., 3 bathroom home Quiet cul-de-sac location, walk to lake Includes pool, hot tub & dream shop! Includes golf membership, walk-out bsmt.


1 of 2 adjacent commercial lots! Trendy Harbourfront district! Boardwalk, boatlaunch, marine park! Call Kent Redekop at 250-318-8120

127,000 Kent

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MLS® 10038010

292,900 Lisa


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Why pay rent when you can own? 1 bdrm., 2 bathrooms plus den Private covered patio area Low Strata fees, excellent Strata complex


164,900 Barb

West Harbour Village 2 Bedroom home Vaulted ceilings, angled pot lighting Open concept, walk-in bath tub


9.88 hobby farm 4 bdrm. post & beam home Country setting in Gleneden Could be used for organic farming

MLS® 10044576

MLS® 10045265

MLS® 10043461


• • • •

Perfect family home, perfect location 3 bdrms. up, 1 down, 3 full baths Front, lakeview balcony. Huge rear sundeck Finished up and down. Move right in.



329,900 Keith MLS® 10040052



2252 Eagle Bay Road, Blind Bay

Shuswap Lake Waterfront with 1.25 acres 66 ft. of lakeshore, great swim beach & dock 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2225 sq. ft. home Best value for a quiet, lakefront lifestyle

519,000 BIGRob


MLS® 10043903

4840 13th Street NE

3517 Eagle Bay Road, Eagle Bay

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Cary Lentz Property Management

#2 80 25th Street SE, Salmon Arm

#39 601 Beatty Ave. NW, Salmon Arm

6180 40th Street NW

459,900 Lisa

MLS® 10038293 $

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JUST REDUCED! 2 bedroom, 2 bath Huge 16x43’ garage w/14’ tall door Great location, 2 blks. to boat launch

Dave Strle

Barb LeRoux

641 Ross Street NE, Salmon Arm

#5 433 Finlayson St., Sicamous

2728 Rose Dale Place, Blind Bay

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Cori Maynes

#103 851 5th Ave. SW, Salmon Arm


MLS® 10043830

Lisa Butler

• • • •

Shuswap’s most exquisite home! Unobstructed water view! 2.5 acre semi-waterfront lot! Call Kent Redekop at 250-318-8120

840,000 Kent

MLS® 10043071

SALMON ARM 250 832-6060

SICAMOUS 250 836-2121

364 Ross St. NE

301 Main St.



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Prime location for this 5 bedroom family home near schools, new shopping plaza, restaurants & more on a quiet street in NE Salmon Arm. 1 bedroom suite offers help with the mortgage. Back deck & yard offer a wooded retreat. $

MLS® 10045360





#10 - 660 10th Street


2 bdrm. & 1 1/2 bath townhouse features bright open floor plan, 2 parking stalls, private patio off living room. Close to Piccadilly Mall. Updates include fresh paint and most flooring. Large bedrooms have oversize closets. Priced to sell. $

MLS® 10044152

#SL 12 8785 Holding Rd., Adams Lake

Immaculate WATERFRONT 5 bdrm home offers 224’ of beautiful pebbled beach minutes off of Hwy. 1 in Blind Bay. Gorgeous custom built home offers a large gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, 2 master bedrooms, spacious open floor plan & great views.



MLS® 10043735


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MLS® 10044620

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ING 3065 Birch Heights Drive

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 floor plan with plenty of room for the whole family. Licenced dock.


MLS® 10043444

5190 11th Street NE


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Executive Home in Raven Incredible lake view from this 3 bdr plus den contemporary style home. Unique floor plan offers floor to ceiling rock fireplace, sunken living room, vaulted ceilings, hot tub room, oak kitchen, .34 acre private landscaped lot.

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1050 70th Street SE

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• Newer townhome close to the new Askew’s Uptown and Police Station • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths • Tile and hardwood floors • Hot water on demand r • Central P air • Appliances New


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Super Family Home



1870 Okanagan Avenue SE


Each office independently owned and operated

• 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

• Stunning 2300 sq. ft., 3 bdrm. plus den, 2 storey home across from Shuswap Lake • 2 1/2 baths, features granite counters, engineered hardwood, 2-sided fireplace, porcelain tiles, 350 sq. ft. deck • All appliances 5 year warranty left on home • Landscaped, fenced, 12x12 insulated studio • Extra lane access with room to build 36x36 shop

1680 2nd Avenue SE

Perfect Retirement Home

#2 2060 12th Avenue NE

511 24th Street NE

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Semi-Waterfront Home

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3681 Braelyn Road

South Canoe Acreage

• Well kept 2 bd, 2 bath home with 4.88 acres bordering onto mountain biking & horse trails • 24 x40 shop with 220 power and high ceilings • Large fenced garden area • Nicely landscaped with outbuildings for storage • Great location


This lakeview home in Blind Bay is sure to please. 2 bdrms. (could have 3rd bdrm.), 3 full baths. Elegant kitchen with island, living room has n/g fireplace, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, huge covered deck, fenced yard, u/g irrigation, central air, incredible Prmain floor laundry, landscaping, ew loft.N An absolute must to see.

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3885 Sunnybrae-Canoe Pt. Rd.

Picture Perfect Inside & Out!

Acreage with 2 homes 2 homes on this fenced 2.89 acres. Main house has 4 bdrms, 2 baths in just over 2000 sq.ft. Second home is a 2003 modular home with 3 beds and 2 baths. Perfect set up for the extended family. mls® 10045717


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782 Abbington Lane

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New Development on Canoe Creek. Lots backing onto the creek and some available with lake view. These 14 lots are steps from the beach, wharf, pub, grocery/liquor store, on the bus route to downtown Salmon Arm. Come build your home in the cutest little community in the Shuswap.

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FOUR BEDROOM & PRICED TO SELL!!! IF YOU ARE TIRED OF RENTING???? Check out this well kept 1004 sq. ft. 4 bdrm. home in Countryside Estates. New flooring and bathroom, storage shed and large shed or workshop, fenced yard, sundeck, parking for 4.


This spectacular SEMI-WATERFRONT acreage has it all! Main residence offers 1700 sq.ft. of living space, the secondary dwelling offers 750 sq.ft. for guests. Property includes an RV pad, a dock and even a HOUSEBOAT! Amazing lake views on all two acres for the perfect getaway located minutes off of the T.C. Hwy. in the South Shuswap! All this on 2.09 ACRES!! Let the FUN begin!!


ED #127 2500 Hwy. 97B, Salmon Arm

MLS® 10040369

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First time home buyers seminar Next Session: May 31, 2012 Limited space available! Mortgage broker in attendance. Door prize, including $50 gift certificate for restaurant.

1992 built 1600+ sq.ft. rancher close to Mara Lake. This 3 bdrm, 2 bath home has had a lot of upgrades in the last few years, incl. new kitchen & app., HE furnace & hot water tank, roof, RV parking and RV plug. Features master bdrm w/ensuite, kitchen island, large walk-in pantry, f/p in lvg rm, concrete patio with a fully landscaped yard, pond, fruit trees, fire pit & $ 2 sheds.

MLS® 10044715


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426 Cottonwood Ave., Sicamous

W t f t bbuilding Waterfront ildi llot. t Thi This .26 of an acre recreational retreat awaits your new dream home or option to put your RV there for most of the season. Tihs complex offers 700 feet of beach with boat launch, boat storage & dock. Low Strata Fees $ also. 259,000

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2494 Eagle Bay Road

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120 17th Street 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

mls® 10033197

1111 Lakeshore Drive SW, Salmon Arm 250-832-7051

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SORRENTO BRANCH Tel: (250) 675-2361 Sorrento Shoppers Plaza


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• Elevator, 2 bdrms, 2 bathroom • New paint and flooring • One of the largest units in the building • Strata fee includes heat and water • Covered deck, easy access $

MLS® 10034953


• 3 bdrms, 2 bath on 0.25 acre lot • Large covered deck ready for hot tub • Nice comforting views • Near high school, rec. and shopping MLS® 10037252



• Popular adult strata on the Golf Course • Spacious main floor 1 bdrm and 1 1/2 bath • Vaulted ceiling, patio, mountain views • Basement 1 bdrm, 1 bath complete guest in-law suite

MLS® 10025035




~ Blind Bay ~

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• 4 bdrms, 2 bath, new appliances & floors • 25’x32’ garage/workshop • Flat corner lot, fenced yard • Covered deck, fireplace • Walk to public beach, boating, etc.

• 4 bdrms, jetted tub, built-in vac • Lake view and many upgrades incl. roof • Fenced yard, garden, patio • Near Cedar Heights Community Hall • Near golf, boating, swimming & hiking

MLS® 10031400



MLS® 10045417

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MLS® 10025357


• 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 $

MLS® 10035519




MLS® 10026226




~ Salmon Arm SW ~

• Large kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • 26’x35’ 4-car garage • 2 decks, patio, firepit • A/C, heat pump, fenced yard • Easy access by cul-desac MLS® 10041620



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• 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

• 2007 quality built home with NO HST!! • In center of 4 season recreation area • Shuswap Lake Estates golf membership included • 2 bedrooms, 3 baths • Modern kitchen, huge family room

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• Shuswap lake view with hot tub • 3 bdrms, 2 1/2 bathrms, wood fireplace • Lots of sun with southern exposure • Oak hardwood floors & skylight • Covered deck, metal roof new in 2007 • On a .38 acre lot

MLS® 10042835



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Doris Mills Associate Broker REALTOR®


530 1st Avenue SE

#1 4232 Eldon Frontage Road

490 Shuswap Street

25 Pollock Road

• Large home with two legal suites and one non-conforming suite (all 2 bedroom) • Original hardwood floors. Zoned R8 • Economical hot water radiator heating system • Downtown location

• 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

• Duplex (non-conforming), downtown location within walking distance to schools, parks, shopping, and churches • Two bedroom 869 sq. ft. on each floor • Long term tenants in place • Great investment opportunity

• Private Country Estate (farm) on 16 very private rolling acres with valley/mountain view • 5 bedroom 4 bathrooms on 2667 sq. ft. one level • Heat pump, elect. driveway gates, double garage heated, 50 x 42 shop • Three overhead doors heated, 22 x 40 machine shop.

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MLS® #10044307


2953 Birch Lane

103116th Street NE

#10 151 8th Avenue SW

• 0.73 of an acre lot with nice lake and city views • Spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with large living room with wood burning fireplace • Huge deck outside with hot tub to relax and enjoy with views • 2 bedroom suite in basement

• Upgraded 2 bedroom 2 bath bungalow in retirement complex at Florence Grove • Roomy kitchen with appliances. New paint & new floors • Spacious south facing patio. Large garage • Move in ready for quick possession. Great location

• Mint condition lake view home complete with inlaw suite on quiet cul-de-sac at Cedar Heights • Many upgrades. Beautiful hardwood floors, high coved ceilings, 2 cosy fireplaces, office off garage • Walk to beach, RV parking. Move in ready.

• One treed acre of solace across from Gardom Lake access • Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath like new modular displays bright open kitchen/living area • Enjoy the goldfish in the pond from your spacious deck

Call Linda or Doris

Call Linda or Doris

Call Linda or Doris

Call Linda or Doris




MLS® #10042359


MLS® #10042441



MLS® #10042355

682 Park Road



MLS® #10034379


#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

Call Linda or Doris $



MLS #10038369

3258 Berke Road

6551 40th Street NW

270 1st Street SE

• Lakeview acreage with beautifully renovated home • Large, bright kitchen with 8 foot island with granite counter top, lots of drawers & a pantry • Spacious living room with huge windows & a gas fireplace • New flooring & windows throughout

• 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

• Panoramic lake view 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

Call Linda or Doris

Call Linda or Doris




MLS #10043824




MLS #10037499



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 $


#17 2395 Pleasant Valley Rd.

#60 2592 Alpen Paradies Road

• 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.

• Newer rancher. Open floor plan, 3 bdrms. up • Warm oak floors, coy nat. gas fireplace, breakfast bar, pantry, skylights • Large private covered deck overlooking treed area • Unfinished walkout basement. Quick possession. HST paid.

Call Linda or Doris ®

MLS #10008882



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MLS® #10040026

#25 - 7429 Canoe Pt. Rd. • Recreational year round living sharing in dock and 1000 ft of beach at Totem Pole Resort • Lindel built, fully finished walk out basement set amongst the trees • High ceilings, wood burning fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths • Buoy for your boat

Call Linda or Doris $


MLS® #10032080

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5475 Bastion-Ivy Road

2720 20th Avenue NE • .6 acre of extensively renovated bright rancher on full basement • Panoramic mountain views (glimpse of lake), outstanding privacy, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home • Open beamed ceiling in LR, 2 wood burning fireplaces & central air

Call Linda or Doris $


MLS® #10040115

Doris Mills Associate Broker REALTOR®

4090 42nd Street NW

2532 Centennial Drive • .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.

Call Linda or Doris

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• 40 acres ideal for fishing/campground resort at Herman Lake • Partly zoned tourist commercial (C5) • Private lakeshore • Cozy 2 bedroom year round house + large 40x60 shop (could be converted to SFD) • Neighbouring 20 acres also available


MLS® #10010581


MLS® #10034477



MLS® #10036422

LOTS & ACREAGES MLS ® 10028275 10042884 10043598 10042051 10045157 10042101 10037725 10044770 10031527 10033293 10022026 10042948 10033541

6491 Okanagan Avenue NE • 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

Call Linda or Doris $



MLS #10041744

#43 6421 Eagle Bay Road




0.67 acre 0.99 acre 0.28 acre 0.34 acre 0.30 acre 0.22 acre 0.24 acre 5.26 acres 0.5 acre 17.86 acres 3.09 acres 5.14 acres 20.44 acres

Blind Bay Blind Bay Blind Bay Blind Bay SE Salmon Arm NE Salmon Arm SE Salmon Arm Eagle Bay Anstey Arm Enderby SE Salmon Arm Gleneden SW Salmon Arm

$69,000 $89,900 $90,000 $114,900 $134,900 $169,000 $189,000 $189,000 $199,900 $229,000 $299,000 $299,900 $550,000

2750 Golf Course Drive • 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.

Call Linda or Doris $


1161 49 Avenue NE

1133 Paradise Avenue

MLS® #10041736

#46 6421 Eagle Bay Road

• 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!

• Level, corner 1/2 acre lot, great exposure for this C1 Town Centre Commercial Zoning • Uses range from educational/professional uses, recreation, pub, food services, repair, motel, retail, or offices • Owners suite above. Value in the land

• 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.

• 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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MLS #10032565

#11 - 4061 11th Avenue NE • 1980 well maintained 3 bedrooms, 2 bath mobile in Star Dust Mobile Home Park #11 that offers privacy • Upgrades include new roof and laminate floors • Wiring recently CSA approved. Includes all appliances • Pad rent $290.00 per month

Call Linda or Doris $



MLS #10037054




MLS #10043032



1241 13 Avenue SE


MLS #10019857



MLS® #10032908

• Family home in great location with almost 2800 sq. ft. of finished area • 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms, large kitchen, extra large rec room in the basement and sho area make this a very appealing home • Legal suite above the garage with laundry hookups

4552 20th Avenue NE

#102 351 Hudson Avenue

• Fantastic 31 acres with new home in a great area close to schools, recreation & shopping • Open floor plan with soaring windows. Geothermal heat system • 2 bedrooms with room for another and 4 bathrooms • Two creeks run thru this property

• Oishii Express Japanese Restaurant in Downtown Salmon Arm • Modern, bright, new and clean, this restaurant has a loyal clientele and is in a fabulous location • Owners want it SOLD

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MLS #10038250



MLS® #10031598



MLS® #10041335


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F - 2770 Trans Can. Hwy. NE 1296 sq. ft. lease space available in this strip mall. $1323/month plus common costs. Fantastic location w/great highway exposure, ample parking and easy access. Located in a busy area which includes the arena, community centre and college.

MLS® 10037853



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


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


302 - 101 20 Street NE Rare find. Large 3 bed, 3 bath townhome with approx 2174 sq.ft. of living space. Master bed w/walk-in closet + ensuite, main floor laundry, open plan w/large living area & gas f/pl, large bedrooms, lots of storage & 2 parking stalls.

MLS® 10024930



1034 Deep Creek Road Bright 2 bedroom home on 1 acre of peace and tranquility within 15 minutes to Salmon Arm and Enderby. Partially fenced, large garden area with great southern exposure. Beautiful views of the surrounding farmland. Lots of potential here. $

MLS® 10042658


7601 Hudson Road Large, landscaped .77 acre lot w/updated home & shop. 1,205 sq. ft. 3 bed, 2 bath home w/newer roof, windows, doors, and more. 30’ x 48’ heated shop w/16’ ceiling & enclosed storage area. Corner lot w/lg garden area. 10 min drive to Salmon Arm. $

MLS® 10043375


1230 20 Avenue SW

MLS® 10044566


1190 24 Avenue SW New 3 bed, 2 bath home under construction in the Ridge. Quality built w/ hardi board & stone exterior. Hardwood & tile flooring, custom built kitchen, vaulted ceilings, partially finished bsmnt, 2 large decks & great lake & mountain views.

MLS® 10045222



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


73 - 6421 Eagle Bay Road

2261 4 Avenue SE

1548 Salmon River Road

Gorgeous home w/stunning lakeviews. Finely finished 3 bed 3 bath home w/loft style master, 2 storey wall of windows, kitchen island, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, 2 large deck areas. Attached workshop with it’s own basement. $

Amazing location and spectacular lakeviews from this wonderful home. Level entry w/fully finished walkout basement. Bright and cheery w/skylights, vaulted and 9’ ceilings throughout. Awesome master suite, open living area, main floor laundry and more. $

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® 10043034


MLS® 10041318


MLS® 10010341

4475 Trans Canada Hwy. Gently rolling 9 acres w/ southwest exposure and pleasant valley views. 1232 sq. ft. 2 bed & 2 bath manufactured home w/ covered deck & carport. Spring fed water w/ license, fruit trees & smaller outbuildings. Shop & RV not incl. rented $600/month. $


MLS® 10038136



Extremely well kept home in great neighbourhood. 4 beds, 3 baths with finished basement on 0.18 acre corner lot. Many upgrades including newer windows, hot water tank & furnace. Fenced yard has underground sprinklers, fruit trees, vegetable garden & storage shed. $

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® 10032511


431 50 Street NW

Looking for a private acreage with a large shop? 1880 sq.ft. shop w/16’ ceilings, crane, office, washroom & 1200 sq.ft. attached covered storage. Lots of paved parking. Updated 4 bed home, nicely landscaped & even a barn w/room for animals. $


MLS® 10042201

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



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April 25, 2012 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer