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Community effort averts flood risk Byy Lachlan ac la Labere abe e Eagle Valley News
wen Stead was awash with pride in her community Friday morning after an army of family, friends and folkss she didn’t know worked through the night to keep her flooding house from fl ooding. The rain was relentless Thursday, April 26, pouring heavily throughout the day. This, combined with higher temperatures, resulted in a rapid rise in stream and river levels in the region, including Owl Head Creek, which runs right behind Stead’s Kerr Road property. Late that afternoon, Stead recalls checking a water-level marker she has in the creek. Though it hadn’t yet reached the recorded high mark, Stead says she’d never seen the water flowing as fast as it was. She checked again an hour later and the water had come up about a foot. At this point, she became very concerned. Stead called her son, and then her neighbour, Christine Dunbar checked in on her. A call was made to the fire department and soon after, there were firefighters on her block, checking in with her neighbour Craig Himmler. Water had escaped the creek’s bank and flooded into his yard and basement, about a foot deep. “Christine came over and said, ‘don’t worry, help is on the way,’” said Stead. And in no time, Stead says she had a small army on hand of neighbours, relatives, family friends and even complete strangers ready to assist. Darin Northway donated and dropped off two donated truckloads of sand, one at Himmler’s, which was used to build a berm, and the other in front of Stead’s which was used to fill sandbags. Meanwhile, the rain had caused a mud slide near Salmon Arm that knocked out a hydro pole, leaving Sicamous residents, including Stead, without power. Stead says she was advised by Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino not to stay in her home that night, that if there was a cave-in further up the creek or a damn built up and broke, the flooding would be a lot more severe. “He said you could have 20 feet of water roaring over, and he advised me not to stay the night here,” said Stead. “Our biggest concern was that it was going to get worse,” commented Ogino. “When we got our second call for the mud slide, you could see that it (the creek) was picking up speed even then.” Regardless, Stead stayed to help out with the sandbagging effort. At one point, Stead says she became so emotional she wanted to cry, not for the rising water that threatened her home, but for the community support that came without question or hesitation. Without complaint, they worked hard throughout the night and into the morning, in the cold rain and mud, with little light, tying sandbags until their fingers bled, to build a wall across her backyard. “You could see they were sore. I felt so bad. They were all really sore this morning and tired,” says Stead. The next day, Friday, the sun was out and the creek, though still flowing fast, had subsided substantially. There was still a crowd at the Stead’s place, though much See Residents on page 3
Eyeing the aftermath: Above – Craig Himmler clears out debris holding up water behind his pump house. Below – Hank Shelley and Gwen Stead monitor Owl Head Creek from behind a wall of sandbags around Stead’s backyard. Photos by Lachlan Labere
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Wash out: A mudslide washed out a section of the Trans-Canada Highway where it intersects with Forestry Road 110. The highway was re-opened at 7 a.m. Friday, April 27 after it was shut down in both directions eight kilometres east of Canoe on Thursday night. Crews worked through the night to clear the debris and repair hydro lines. Power was out in the Sicamous area for a few hours as a result. Significant rainfalls on Thursday contributed to the slide. Photo by James Murray
Malakwa man shot defending grow op Attack: Victim given first aid by intruders, then held captive. A 36-year-old Malakwa man was shot in the neck early Saturday as he tried to stop the rip-off of a marijuana grow operation. Although the injury was considered serious, report police, it was not life-threatening. In a news release issued Tuesday morning, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, spokesperson for the RCMP’s Southeast District, reported that the man drove himself
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sto Vernon Jubilee Hosm. pital about 3:30 a.m. nt Saturday for treatment ot of a single gunshot al wound. There, hospital staff notified police. i“The man’s iniw tial account of how y he suffered the injury nwas questioned by inevestigators, who determined after further investigation that the individual had not disclosed that the shooting was the result of being the target of a marijuana grow operation rip off,” states
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May 6- Cambie Hall Auction annual fundraiser and plant sale/exchange 11 a.m. Peruse auction items from 12-1:00 p.m. We are also looking for donations of useable appliances and items for the auction. Contact Esther at 250-836-4373 for more information. May 9- B.C. Gov’t R.E.A. luncheon meeting in Revelstoke Legion on May 9th at 12 noon. Members meet at 10 am in Askew’s. Sicamous parking lot for car pooling. Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday- Sicamous Lions Club meets at the Sicamous Seniors Activity Centre, 1090 Shuswap Ave, Sicamous. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Everyone Welcome. For info contact Joan at 250-836-4876 or Kathy at 250-836-3267 Every 1st & 3rd Wed.- Parkinsons Support Group at First united Church. 20 - 4th Street SE, Salmon Arm at 10 am. Contact Doreen at 250-8362509. Every 4th Mon.- Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 general meeting, 7 p.m. Third Sunday of the month -Regular meeting of the Eagle Valley Artisans Guild. 3:30 pm - Red
of the suspect males with a handgun. The injured man stated he was given first aid by the intruders and held captive for a short period...” Then the intruders took off and the man drove himself to hospital. Police say they’re confident that the shot was a drug-related, targeted attack. The investigation is ongoing by members of both Vernon and Sicamous detachments,
Barn, Sicamous. Guests welcome. For info contact Terry Sinton: 250-836-4613. Every Monday and Thursday -Chairbiotics (low impact exercise) Seniors activity Centre 10:00 am. Join us. $2 each. Every Mon. & Fri. - Bridge, Seniors Activity Centre, 1 p.m. Every Tues. Stopping the Violence Program in Sicamous - counselling for women who have experienced abuse during childhood or adult relationships. No charge. Call Kathy at 250-8329700. Every Tues. - Sicamous Amateur Drama Club rehearsals, 7:00 p.m., Red Barn Arts Centre. 8364705. Tues. & Thurs. - Carpet Bowling at the Seniors’ Activity Centre at 1 p.m. Every Tues. & Thurs. - Seniors Meals provided, 12 noon in Common Room at the Haven. Every Wed. Girl Guides of Canada. Sparks - 3:00 pm. Brownies - 4:00 pm. Girl Guides - 5:30 pm. New members welcome Every Wed. Lunch by a donation at the Seniors
with the assistance of the Southeast District General Investigation Section. If you have any information that may assist in this investigation, the Sicamous RCMP requests that you contact the detachment at 250-836-2878. For those wishing to provide information and remain anonymous, they’re asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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Patients are facing more than the sting of the needle at Interior Health’s lab at the top of Tank Hill in Salmon Arm. Long waits have become commonplace and what Interior Health sees as a laterthan-normal seasonal peak, compounded by a new computer system, is painted in more serious terms by some patients. Some are so fed up with the long waits they are leaving without getting tests their doctors have ordered – people like Fraser Gray, a diabetic, who wears an insulin pump. “I have a weekly standing order because one of the meds I am on can get particularly nasty with the kidneys; they have to monitor that I am not getting kidney damage,” he says, noting that in the past three weeks he waited well over an hour before getting the blood test that takes about three minutes.
Last week was worse. Gray, who has a bad back and finds sitting in the lab chairs very difficult, tried three times to get in for his test, giving up each time. Last Monday, Gray arrived at 9:30 a.m. and took the card bearing number 43 from thee re peg. He says staff were calling number 18. at “I couldn’t wait that nlong, when you cond sider they open at 7 and y by 9:30 they’ve only called 18,” says Gray. il Wednesday, April 18, Gray arrived at thee n lab at 11 a.m. to find an even longer wait. “They were lined up outside the door,” he says. “Not only was there no seating, there was no parking and people were standing in the doorway waiting to get in.” After giving up again, Gray made another attempt Friday, thinking he would arrive early enough to be at the front of the line. “I got there at 7:30 and again it was standing-room-only, no seats,
and the number I would have got was 33,” he says. “They keep telling me it’s because of a new computer program and that they have to re-enter everything. Another time we’re told it’s quite busy because it’s the end of the flu season. And it goes
Two-and-a-half hours is not a standard we reach for. Marty Woods Interior Health on and on.” Gray lives on a disability pension and says the three 90-kilometre round trips from his Sunnybrae home last week probably cost him in the neighbourhood of $50 in gas alone. Gray’s friend Liz Bedford calls the waits excruciating and says she is thrilled her husband who had quadruple bypass in Vancou-
ver no longer needs to go to the lab every week. “Down there it’s boom, boom, boom and you’re done,” she says. “Here you need to take a sleeping bag.” Bedford says about a month ago, one technician took her blood sample while another was updating the computer. “If a system was being switched over, let people know or send someone in to do it so the technicians can do their damn job,” she says. While acknowledging there have been some delays, Marty Woods, director of operations IH laboratories, blamed the long waits on seasonal peaks being a bit later this year. He says the new computer system has added extra work in order for staff to catch up on standing orders, but maintains it is temporary. As well, he adds, extra staff have been brought in.
“Two-and-a-half hours is not a standard we reach for. We have a complement and can bring in some additional casuals, but that contingent of casuals is limited,” he says. “There’s a shortage of lab staff across the country.” Woods is eyeing Salmon Arm as a possible site for a new program that is being piloted in Creston. Patients who have standing orders, totalling something like 50 to 60 per cent of regular lab visitors, register themselves by entering their name, birthdate and personal health number – a process Woods says is working reasonable well. “We will conclude the pilot in the near future and we’re looking at bringing one of those kiosks into Salmon Arm,” he says. “That being the case, we alleviate some of the work the lab staff have to do now and that would allow them to focus on the blood collection piece.”
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smaller in size, all talking about the night before. While the water was still flowing up to and around Himmler’s pump house and well, the berm held up and his basement was almost drained of water. Like Stead, Himmler was incredibly grateful to everyone who helped keep a bad situation from getting worse. “It’s a pretty small town and word does get around quickly,” says Himmler. “Christine was on the phone like crazy. She was actu-
ally kind of excited. I was kind of not feeling that – I was in a bit of a panic mode myself. It was kind of surreal, you don’t expect it and then all of a sudden it hits. You don’t really start thinking, you’re just trying to react.” Shuswap Emergency Preparedness program co-ordinator Cliff Doherty, who had attended Stead’s residence Thursday evening, put out a news release Friday stating that while the weather prognosis for the next few days looked good, “residents who live near streams and rivers should con-
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sider having protective measures in place.” “The stream levels should go down; the forecast in general is for the temperature and precipitation to return to normal,” said Doherty. “However, people should be mindful of the high water and be careful around river banks. And the soil on hillsides may be unstable.” Doherty notes sandbags can be purchased at local stores. A list of those stores is available at www.sepadvisory.ca. “If a flood is imminent and property is in danger, local authori-
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ties will make sandbags available,” said Doherty. “If anyone in the public observes flooding that should be brought to the attention of the authorities call the Emergency Coordination Centre for BC at 1-800-663-3456.” Though she is now well-prepared, Stead would rather not think about going through a repeat of Thursday, having had enough excitement for one night. “Nobody can tell me Sicamous is boring, we have lots of events here,” says Stead. “Some we can do without, but nevertheless.”
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Difficult times bring out best in community
he thought of tying sandbags with metal wire throughout the night with bare hands and little light, while standing outside in the mud and a cold, relentless rain can best be described as bloody miserable. Yet this is exactly how a small army of Sicamous residents chose to spend last Thursday night and Friday morning, stuffing and stacking sandbags, building a wall in Gwen Stead’s backyard along the bank of the overflowing Owl Head Creek. The following day, when the sun was out and the creek had receded, Stead was gushing with joy and reverence for everyone who had given in one way or another to help save her home. Understandably, the experience was an emotional one for Stead, who admits she was moved to tears. Not from the imminent threat to her home, but by the incredible community effort, where Stead’s neighbours, family members and people she didn’t know, young and old, worked together with a selfless-single purpose. Five months into 2012 and this area has already seen more than its share of tragedy and loss. That said, when and where there’s been a need for, or the opportunity to offer help, residents here have repeatedly exceeded expectations with awe-inspiring displays of sympathy, charity and support. This is all the more amazing when you take into account the fact that times are already pretty tough financially, for many. In difficult times, it’s valuable to remind ourselves of the positives we have in our lives. One of the biggest, and sometimes the easiest to overlook, are the people around you. In Sicamous, this seems doubly true. Or maybe the aid Stead and others received in their times of need is all part and parcel of living in a small town, where, when the chips are down, whether you expect it or not, folks will have your back. That, in and of itself, is a pretty valuable asset to be acknowledged.
Forest jobs won’t wait until 2013 provincial election By Tom Fletcher News columnist
VICTORIA – Sawmill tragedies in Prince George and Burns Lake have brought overdue attention to the larger crisis, as the end of B.C.’s latest pine beetle infestation continues to transform the Interior forest industry. The urgency of the timber supply situation was set out in a couple of high-level documents that were leaked from the forests ministry in recent days. These leaks show several things, one of which is that this is a government in trouble. Someone on the inside forced the unpopular options into the public arena. Cabinet ministers have tried to dismiss the documents as early drafts, but no one has disputed their numbers. A report on mid-term timber supply looks at the four most beetle-affected areas: Prince George, Lakes (west of Prince George around Burns Lake), Quesnel and Williams Lake. In recent years, B.C.’s chief forester has increased the annual allowable cut of all these timber supply areas substantially to harvest dead trees. In Lakes, the pre-beetle annual allowable cut was 1.5 million cubic metres. Currently it is up to two million,
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but once the beetle wood is unusable, it drops to 500,000. Even if visual quality rules are relaxed to release more timber, forest employment in the area would go from 1,572 jobs before the beetle epidemic to 521. Prince George’s much larger harvest total is expected to drop by almost half. And around Quesnel, producers say an economic supply of dead pine will be there for only another year and a half. This document and a subsequent proposal to cabinet set out the options. They include relaxing visual quality areas, old-growth management zones and wildlife connectivity corridors. This is not as drastic as it sounds, given that the first areas to be opened up would be those where many of the trees are already dead. Most beetle-affected areas have a substantial proportion of live trees. If decade-old dead trees were subsidized for biofuel use, this would support harvest and hauling of healthy sawlogs along with them. The government is also considering swapping some existing cutting licences to increase wood supply for the Lakes district, to provide enough long-term supply for reconstruction of the destroyed Burns Lake sawmill.
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There is also the prospect of awarding unassigned timber to “a single representative of the six First Nations in the Lakes TSA.” Speaking to forest scientists who work in B.C., a couple of things become clear. This pine beetle epidemic may be the largest on record, but it is far from the first. And despite many assertions by former premier Gordon Campbell, it is not certain if this one is the result of a broader climate trend or just a string of warmer winters after decades of fire suppression kept older stands around. Lodgepole pine forests are firepropagated. The term “old growth” has little meaning in a cycle of natural fires that doesn’t occur in wetter zones. But none of this will matter much in the urban political debate that is about to ensue. “Old growth” is now a quasi-religious notion. International environmental groups have convinced most people that logging is the primary cause of forest loss. The B.C. Liberal government needs to make some tough decisions quickly, before next year’s election. The premier’s vow to “create and defend” jobs is about to be tested like never before.
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Eagle Valley News Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Hydro questions go unanswered Subject: Renewed denial of free speech regarding smart meters. Thursday, April 19, as part of The Citizens for Safe Technology, I attended the monthly directors meeting at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in Salmon Arm to observe the BC Hydro presentation on smart meters. Several days before the meeting, all directors were given five specific questions to be expressed to BC Hydro delegates after their presentation.
These are the five concerns: In their pamphlet, BC Hydro claims that “after research and testing, BC Hydro has selected technology that exceeds the most rigorous safety standards in the world.” 1. What research did BC Hydro perform, to make sure that the smart meters are safe to the public? Cite the findings and researchers involved. Were the routers, which are part of the hardware, included in these tests? 2. How will BC Hydro protect their
customers with EMF hypersensitivities from electromagnetic waves entering their residences? 3. How will BC Hydro deal with customers who face sudden, unusually high consumption readings? 4. How can BC Hydro claim that rates will be kept low, when rates went up seven per cent on April 1, 2012 with more increases on the horizon? 5. How will BC Hydro protect their installations from unwanted hacking?
None of the 11 CSRD directors addressed questions 1, 2 and 4, while questions 3 and 5 received only a vague reply. Just as at Salmon Arm city council meeting, the public wasn’t allowed to ask any questions to BC Hydro representatives. I am utterly disgusted and disappointed by the blatant disregard demonstrated by our elected representatives towards their constituents’ concerns. Werner Hupfauer, Sorrento
Supporting local business helps food bank your thoughts about why we see growing need, and what you see as possible solutions. This is your community, and your food bank. We can change the statistics by working together. Major partners in meeting the local need, Askew’s and D Dutchmen Dairy help us in so many ways to ensure we are able to provide quality nutrition, but first they had to care and ask questions. We are so fortunate to have businesses like the houseboat companies, Hyde Mountain Golf Course, pubs and restaurants, the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union and a lot more that have come up with many and unique ways to support us. One of the most important things all community members can do to help the food bank is to support local business. A healthy business community means a healthy economy for our community. It means more jobs, more people spending money, less who need food support and more profits for the many generous businesses here to share. During Hunger Awareness Week, May 7-11, you will find empty brown pa-
per lunch bags with the Hunger Awareness logo at locations throughout Sicamous and Malakwa. Individuals are encouraged to pick up a bag and fill it with healthy food items for Eagle Valley Food Bank. Together, we can work to end hunger and find solutions to meeting the need for access to quality nutrition for all residents. So, do you want more information about hunger in Canada? Got something you want to say? Have time, money or food you can give? See you at Askew’s on the 7th. By learning and sharing, we can
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In a country as affluent as Canada, hunger is unacceptable. Yet close to 900,000 Canadians will visit a food bank for assistance this month alone. Of those, 38 per cent are children or youth. Hunger is often a hidden issue and we are working hard to change that fact. Food Bank Canada’s “Hunger Awareness Week” is one way that we can connect all across Canada to discuss the need, and look for solutions. Here in Sicamous, there has been a 30 per cent increase in the number of people accessing the food bank since the beginning of this year. We are shocked and dismayed to realize we will soon be out of food again even given the community’s Christmas time generosity. After several very tough years, last year saw only a small increase, and this year we hoped to see the need stabilize, perhaps even improve, and do not know why we are seeing more need. The “whys” need to be examined in each community and province, and we ask you to come to Sicamous Askew’s store on May 7, and talk to us, ask questions, and share
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NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS Eagle Valley Community Support Society Financial Contribution Service Bylaw No. 5624 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of Electoral Area ‘E’ of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District that approval is being sought for Eagle Valley Community Support Society Financial Contribution Service Bylaw No. 5624 by use of the alternative approval process. Bylaw No. 5624 will establish a service within all of Electoral Area ‘E’ of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to provide a ﬁnancial contribution to the Eagle Valley Community Support Society toward the cost of operation of a bus and support services. The maximum amount that may be requisitioned for the service will be $0.07 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements and will be collected by one or more of the following: a property value tax (net taxable value of land and improvements) from properties within Electoral Area ‘E’; imposition of fees and charges; revenues from gifts, grants, etc. Approval to proceed with the adoption of this bylaw is being sought from the electors of Electoral Area ‘E’ of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The Board may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 5624 unless at least 10% of the electors of Electoral Area ‘E’ of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District submit a signed Elector Response Form indicating their opposition to adoption of the bylaw by 4PM on Monday June 4, 2012 at the address below. A/Deputy Manager of Corporate Administration Services Columbia Shuswap Regional District Box 978 781 Marine Park Drive NE SALMON ARM BC V1E 4P1 The number of valid elector responses required to prevent the Board from proceeding is 126. Eagle Valley Community Support Society Financial Contribution Service Bylaw No. 5624 is available for public inspection at the following locations: • CSRD ofﬁce, 781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm BC between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays) • CSRD website at www.csrd.bc.ca • District of Sicamous municipal hall, 446 Main Street, Sicamous BC between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays) Elector Response Forms must be in the form established by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and only those persons who qualify as electors of Electoral Area ‘E’ are entitled to sign an Elector Response Form. Elector Response Forms are available at the CSRD ofﬁce, the CSRD website and the District of Sicamous municipal hall at the addresses above. Those persons eligible to sign the Elector Response Form may qualify as either resident electors or non-resident electors as follows: • 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding June 4, 2012 • resident of OR registered owner of real property in Electoral Area ‘E’, of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for at least 30 days immediately prior to June 4, 2012, and • not otherwise disqualiﬁed by law from voting. For additional information on the Alternative Approval Process, please contact: Carolyn Black, A/Deputy Manager of Corporate Administration Services Columbia Shuswap Regional District Phone: 250-833-5939 (direct) Toll-free: 1-888-248-2773 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Coal cars derail, dump load in Canoe CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News
Investigators are attempting to determine the cause of a train derailment that occurred Monday morning in Canoe. CP Rail spokesperson Kevin Hrsak says the derailment occurred on April 30 at 5:30 a.m. near the 50th Street railway crossing. Ten cars of the 124-car westbound coal train went off the tracks, dumping their load on the lake side of CP’s right of way. Hrsak says there were no injuries, no environmental concerns, and there is no risk to the surrounding community. However, Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley said Monday that representatives from the Ministry of Environment were expected to investigate because the train knocked over a fire hydrant, and water from it flowed into the lake.
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Off the rails: No one was injured in a train derailment that occurred Monday morning east “There’s a possibility that some coal went in there as well, and we’re just awaiting Ministry of Environment attendance to assess that,” said Shirley. City of Salmon Arm staff shut down water to the hydrant around 6 a.m. This left residents on the north side of the tracks, along the foreshore, without water until the scene was cleaned up later that day. Fire crews from
Salmon Arm and Canoe remained onsite throughout the morning to monitor the situation, as the derailment also impacted a hydro line, temporarily knocking out power, and also broke open a natural gas meter. “We’re standing by, confirming that the hydro has been taken care of and the gas has been taken care of, and now they’re going to upright the train car here fairly soon, and
Man accused in houseboat fatal scheduled to return to court By Martha Wickett Eagle Valley News
The man accused in a July 2010 fatal boat crash in Shuswap Lake’s Magna Bay is scheduled to be back in court in September. Charges of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm were laid against Leon Michael Reinbrecht in January, following a 17-month investigation. Reinbrecht, 50, from Celista, was the operator of a speedboat that collided head-on with a houseboat on the 2010 Canada Day weekend, leaving the 18-foot
of Salmon Arm. Photo by James Murray
Campion Runabout fully embedded inside the houseboat’s cabin. Killed in the crash was houseboat owner and driver, 53-yearold Kenneth William (Kenny) Brown of Chase. Eight people were injured. Two dates in September and October – Sept. 5 and Oct. 4, have been set aside in Kamloops Provincial Court for a pretrial conference. A preliminary inquiry, which will determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial, is scheduled from Jan. 14 to 22, 2013. On Jan. 19 of this
year in provincial court, Crown prosecutor Don Mann gave defence lawyer Ken Walker a box containing three large binders of information. Walker then asked the court for time to review the disclosure. Since then there have been three court appearances, the last on April 4 at which time the dates for the preliminary inquiry were set. The crash occurred about 11:20 p.m. on July 3, 2010, as boats were leaving Magna Bay on Shuswap Lake following the annual Canada Day weekend fireworks display.
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We are struggling to manage the increased need for food in our community this spring and must ask for your help if we are to ensure basic food is available to everyone in need. Food Bank volunteers will be at Sicamous Askews all day on May 7th to accept food and monetary donations, answer your questions about local need, and suggest healthy food donations.
Please help. Thank you!
again, we just want to make sure, if something sparks or something, we’re here in attendance,” said Shirley. Hrsak says CP’s first responders and operational personnel were onsite as well, assessing the situation while assuring all necessary precautions are taken before cleanup commences. At the same time, CP inves-
tigators are attempting to determine a cause. “We’re co-operating with all of the agencies involved,” says Hrsak. “The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but safety is our top priority so we will be conducting a full investigation into not only the cause, but what led it as well.” Hrsak couldn’t say when the investigation would be completed.
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Province gives school districts more flexibility with calendar By Tom Fletcher Black Press
Get cooking: Aspiring chef Kristin Sherlock works the gas stove as part of the professional cook training program, new to School District #83 students as part of the ACE IT (Accelerated Credit Enrolment Industry Training) programs. Through the program, Sherlock, an Eagle River Secondary student, is earning credits for school and college. Course instruction includes online work, one day in a school lab, and 20 hours per week of work experience. For this, Sherlock has been volunteering at the Manor in Sicamous. This summer, she will return to her job at the Anchor/Sage Catering. Fellow ERS student Chris Gagel is also in the program and is gaining his experience through his work at Table 24 in Salmon Arm. ACE IT programs give students a head start in the trades.
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School districts will be able to determine their own calendar and offer online classes to students in any grade under amendments to the School Act presented Thursday. Education Minister George Abbott said the changes are designed to increase flexibility for schools and students. The ministry will continue to require a minimum number of instructional hours, but school boards will be able to design their own calendars. Abbott said the standard school calendar is a relic of an agrarian society where children did farm work in summer. A twomonth summer break can result in setbacks for student learning, especially those who are struggling to keep up, he said. Abbott cited Kanaka Creek elementary school in Maple Ridge, which uses a modified calendar with shorter breaks through the year instead of the standard September-to-June
model. That has been popular with students, parents and teachers, and academic results have been encouraging, Abbott said. â€œWhat we now have is a pretty strong case that children learn better when they donâ€™t have a long summer break, that a shorter period when theyâ€™re away from school is better,â€? Abbott said. Online courses are currently only allowed for grades nine and up. The amendments allow the option for any course in elementary or middle school. Abbott said that change is not designed to encourage home schooling, but rather to offer options to students that arenâ€™t available in smaller schools. Online learning has taken off in B.C., from 5,000 students using it five years ago to about 30,000 today, he said. School districts will have to holds consultations with the public and staff before changing the school calendar, and the ministry has to approve changes before they can take effect.
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The new Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program helps low-income B.C. seniors and people with disabilities make home modifications for safe, accessible and independent living.
is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through the CanadaB.C. Affordable Housing Initiative. Through the HAFI SURJUDP million in grants or forgivable loans will be distributed to qualifying B.C. residents over the next three years. To qualify for assistance from HAFI, recipients must be a lowincome senior or person with a disability, a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and a B.C. resident. Someone in the household must have a permanent disability or loss of ability that makes it difďŹ cult to perform
day-to-day activities. As well, the total household income and assets must be below a certain limit. BC Housing can tell you the income and house value limits for your area when you apply. The program is open to both homeowners and those living in market rental accommodation where rents are at the low end of market levels; landlords must apply for improvements on behalf of eligible tenants. (OLJLELOLW\UHTXLUHPHQWVDQ application guide and application forms are available at www. bchousing.org/HAFI.
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A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE SICAMOUS LIONS CLUB To all the following merchants who donated to the Spaghetti Dinner for Jessie Kennedy’s Me-to-We “Destination Kenya”. Askews Brother’s Pub D. Dutchmen Dairy Gramma and Grampa’s Sicamous Husky Restaurant Joe Schmucks Moose Mulligans The Channel House And all those who donated to the silent auction and, most of all, to all those citizens who came out to support the cause.
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Moving up a notch: Fourth-degree black belt and director of PMA Karate Todd Johnston came from Calgary, Alta. to test PMA’s Sicamous martial arts class for their next belt levels. During the belt tests the students, perform a variety of Katas, three-step sparring, self defense, free sparring and board breaking. Back row (left to right): Cynthia Michaud (yellow belt), Thomas Tune (green stripe) Nicolas Michaud (green stripe), Brian Tweddle (yellow belt), Tommy Bland (green stripe), Ty Sigvaldason (green stripe), Rebecca Erikson (green stripe); front row (left to right): Brianne Simpson (yellow belt), Kevin Redman (green stripe), Garielle Walsh (green stripe), Armando Gamaton (green stripe), Addysen Fleming (yellow belt), Nash Rutherford (green stripe), Bella Bishop (yellow belt), Tristan Erikson (yellow belt), Stanley Tweddle (yellow belt). Missing: Jonathan Arkinstall (green stripe belt). Photo submitted
ARTS Artists to capture beauty of Eagle Valley
ON THE ARTS CARLA KRENS
Hurry to the Red Barn this Sunday, May 6 from 2 to 7 p.m. where the Eagle Valley Arts Council will be holding its second annual arts contest. This year’s theme is “Beautiful Eagle Valley.” There are three categories in photography and painting: • ages 6 - 12 with a prize of $100 • ages 13 - 17 with a prize of $150 • ages 18 and over with a prize of $200 Entries will be accepted (in person only) on Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Red Barn Arts Centre,
1226 Riverside Ave. in Sicamous, and the winners will be announced on Sunday, May 13, 2 p.m. at the Red Barn. The doors will be open at noon for viewing of all entries. Entry forms and rules and regulations are available on line at www.eaglevalleyartscouncil.com, or at the Dollar or More store. For more information, email eag l eva l l ey a r t s c o u n email@example.com, or call 250-836-4705. It is unfortunate that due to the teachers strike many of our young people will be unable to participate in the arts contest. Many of them do not have art supplies at home and the Eagle Valley Arts Council has offered to help out in any way they can, in order to give our young budding artists a chance to win a prize in this competition.
Sisterhood act May 31 to June 3,
the Sicamous Amateur Drama Club will stage its annual comedy. This year’s piece is a two-act play entitled, The Blue Bonnet Sisterhood. The action takes place at the clubhouse of the Blue Bonnet Sisterhood. There are weekly meetings for the sisters while the husbands are in the coffee shop, bored. But there is some excite-
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Board of Variance Expressions of Interest The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is looking for volunteers for the Board of Variance (BOV). The BOV consists of three (3) members that review land use variance appeals for all CSRD Electoral Areas (A-F). The appointments are for a three (3) year term. Training will be provided to members. Individuals who best demonstrate the following attributes will be recommended to the CSRD Board of Directors for appointment: • Have a background in land use development or local government • Have an understanding of the CSRD and local government process • Have an interest and passion for sustainable community development Expression of Interest forms are available on the CSRD website (www.csrd.bc.ca) or at the CSRD Ofﬁce in Salmon Arm Please return completed forms via email, mail, or in person by 4:00 pm Monday, May 7th, 2012 to: Candice Benner, Development Services Assistant/Columbia Shuswap Regional District PO Box 978, 781 Marine Park Drive, Salmon Arm BC V1E 4P1 email@example.com Phone: (250) 833-5904 or Toll Free 1-888-248-2773 Fax: (250) 832-3375
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Man arrested after six-hour standoff By Cavelle Layes Eagle Valley News
Do not cross: An RCMP Emergency Response Team officer stands on watch amidst police tape strewn around downtown Chase during a standoff between police and a 58-year-old man in the Royal Bank who claimed to be carrying a bomb. Photo by Cavelle Layes ment units including the Emergency Response Team (ERT) from Kamloops, Police Dog Services, and the Explosives Disposal Unit out of BC RCMP headquarters, filled up their small town, positioning themselves throughout the downtown core and cordoning off the area surrounding the bank. A small camp-like area was formed in the Shuswap Market News parking lot, where bystanders watched as ERT teams put on their gear and prepared strategy. By 6 p.m., many of the surrounding businesses had been asked to close down for the day while others did so voluntarily. Many of the Chase streets were blocked by a maze of yellow tape, making it difficult for some people to find their way back to their homes. One officer stat-
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“When the man walked out of the bank, ERT members instructed the man in the manner in which would facilitate a safe arrest,” states Moskaluk. “The suspect was initially compliant with instruction; however then continued to approach the officers and repeatedly told officers to shoot him. Armed with both lethal and less lethalforce option weapons, RCMP ERT members utilized a less-lethal round, which permitted them to approach and bring him to the ground without further incident.” Reports from the scene indicate a beanbag shot from a shotgun was used. Upon arrest, police report that the man had sustained self-inflicted, non-life-threatening injuries and was transferred to the waiting ambulance crew for as-
sessment. He was then transported by police to hospital for further assessment. Police searched the bank, confirming the man had been alone and the device he had been carrying was a mock-up resembling an IED or improvised explosive device. Investigators also found a knife and gun, and confirmed that the firearm was a pellet gun that closely resembled a semi-automatic handgun. Police say the man, who is from the “Central Interior,” has a previous criminal record. In the news release, Chase RCMP expressed their gratitude and support for the staff of the bank for their handling of the situation, victim assistance staff, community agencies, surrounding businesses and the public for their co-operation.
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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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Merchandise for Sale
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To donate In Memory or In Honour: online: www.cancer.ca or mail to:
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Mobile Homes & Parks
Apt/Condo for Rent
LAST 2 BDRM. Wood ﬂoors. $525/mo. + util. 1 indoor cat. Avail now. 250-8362307 or 250-804-6643.
SICAMOUS: 2 BDRM. townhouse plus garage. $900/mo. + util. 250-804-3485.
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Homes for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
SICAMOUS: LAKEVIEW log home, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, $1200/mo. plus utilities. N.S. N.P. Furnished w/ 5 appl. 403466-3937.
BACH and 1Bdrm at the Riverside Bach fully furn $700/mo 1Bdrm $850/mo both have boat slips and parking 1-403348-1538
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Scrap Car Removal
A mature couple moving to Sicamous for work needing a home for June 1st. We will sign a year lease. References upon request. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Amanda at 250-6169257.
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Trucks & Vans 1998 CHEV EXT. CAB 1/2 ton, 4x4, great mechanical shape. $2,750.00. 250-5170634.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Eagle Valley News
MARINA & STORAGE
Celebrating 30 Years! Moorage Covered & Uncovered Storage / Parking Vehicles • Boats • Trailers • RV’s - Daily • Monthly • Annually
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Three Buoys Marina & Storage 709 Riverside Avenue, Box 709 Sicamous BC V0E 2V0 Tel: 250-836-2403 • Fax: 250-836-4004 • Toll Free 1-800-663-2333
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