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The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike rolled into town Thursday and Sicamous teams took up the challenge, raising $9,825.69 for the organization, beating Salmon Arm’s total by almost $400. Left – The Quality Strokers begin their voyage. Above – Organizer Bruce Krahn and top men’s team fundraiser, James Weber pose with Mayor Darrrell Trouton and Heart and Stroke area manager Teresa Moore. Over the past seven years, Sicamous’ big bike teams have raised more than $42,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Photos by Lachlan Labere

Clean-up days part of effort to improve local economy Setting goals: Economic development committee makes first recommendations to council. By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

Curbside garbage pickup will soon be a reality in Sicamous, but only for two days, only certain waste, and it won’t cost residents a thing. The District of Sicamous will be following through with a recommendation of its Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to initiate a volunteerrun cleanup day, where people will be able to dispose of metal and yard waste free of charge, in an attempt to help beautify the community for residents and tourists. Interim administrator Doug Ruttan is calling it an experiment that he hopes will

be successful. The Community Clean-up event will take place Sunday, June 2 and Monday, June 3. Sunday pick-up times will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items being picked up on this day include items such as fridges, air conditioners, freezers, hot-water tanks, clothes washers and dryers. Residents will only be required to get them to the curb, and clean-up crews will do the rest. On Monday they’ll be picking up organic waste – grasses, weeds, prunings, brush and weeds, small branches up to six inches in diametre, etc. This waste must be bagged in clear bags and out on the curb. No household garbage will be accepted. The District of Sicamous will be pro-

viding further details in an upcoming mailout. Other short-term goals of the EDAC, as laid out by the committee’s Gord Bushell in a presentation to council, revolve around Sicamous living up to its reputation as a resort community. That was, in fact, the first recommendation: that the district support the resort community concept and “move on that.” Asked how the district could improve, Bushell said education is key. “It’s basically education and letting people know we are a resort community… that we are more user-friendly than we were in past years…,” said Bushell, noting there are communities with official resort

community status where they can charge an additional tax on everything. “Maybe we should advertise that we’re not that and you don’t have to pay that two per cent here,” said Bushell. Bringing camping back to Sicamous was another recommendation. Bushell explained that camping was a big part of the community for many years. “What has happened, is all the waterfront properties are gone and we’ve lost all our campgrounds because you can’t afford to be a campground for two months of the year,” said Bushell. “We thought that because we are a resort community, we See Council on page 2


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Emergency programs on flood watch By Richard Rolke Black Press

Summer-like temperatures are forcing rapid snow melt and that has local residents on alert. The B.C. River Forecast Centre continues with a high stream flow advisory for the Okanagan as temperatures soar into the upper 20s over the weekend and were expected to reach 30 Monday. “Now is the time to be ready,” said Brent Watson, with North Okanagan Emergency Management, which oversees emergency preparedness in the region. “We don’t expect catastrophic flooding but it shouldn’t be a surprise either. It happens every year.” The primary focus right now is along small and medium-sized

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should fall back into that and see if we can get temporary camping in town and hopefully that will spearhead some business to come in and start a venture.” Municipal staff have since been asked by council to amend the district’s bylaw for

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Rising rivers: Several fields east of Falkland are turned into lakes as the level of Salmon River rises. Photo by Jennifer Smith creeks. the past due to heavy “They can flash up rainfall or intense melt and flash down,” said runoff,” he said. “PropWatson of water flow. erty owners are responThe Shuswap Emer- sible for ensuring their gency Program is also properties are prepared on alert in the Shuswap, for such events.” says Shuswap EmerThe Eagle River just gency Program co-ordi- reached normal flow nator Cliff Doherty. Monday, says David “Longtime residents Campbell, head foreknow which streams or caster with the BC Rivrivers have acted up in er Forecast Centre.

The river is currently running at less than half of peak flow and is only one-third of flood flow. But, it did come up 50 cubic metres over the past five days. Environment Canada called for a high of 28 yesterday in the Shuswap, but with temperatures dropping down to more normal levels for

the next several days. Today’s forecast is for a high of 20 C only. Lower temperatures will be experienced at higher levels as well, slowing down the melt and reducing river levels. Meanwhile, the level of Shuswap Lake was 346.9 Tuesday, a long way from flood levels.

lans, 4, and Lealen Wagner, 3, were killed on the evening of Jan. 1, after a fire broke out at their Green Road residence. A toxicology examination report by coroner Andrew Cave, states all

three died of smoke inhilation. The results for Daniel also indicate a “heavy level of intoxication with alcohol and recent use of cannabis. It is noted in the report that, due to extensive damage, the Office

of the Fire Commission could not determine the fire’s cause. The commission did conclude, however, that the fire likely began in the front of the residence, a 1974 mobile home, and, “due to the type of construc-

tion of a mobile home of that era, would have developed in an extremely rapid and aggressive manner. Daniel, Devlin and Lealen were survived by Daniel’s spouse, Kara Wagner.

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temporary commercial use permits so as to allow temporary commercial uses such as camping, in non-traditional zones, including Agricultural and Resource Use, Marine, Residential and General Industrial zones. Easing up on bylaw enforcement was a

third recommendation, particularly in relation to summer tourists. “Bylaw enforcement in the summer should be more of an ambassador… to educate the public before ticketing and maybe even warnings for first-time offenders,” said Bushell.

May 16 - Ladies’ Evening out in Sicamous. 7:00 pm Senior’s Activity Centre. 1091 Shuswap Ave., Sicamous. Guest Speaker: Dee Dee Isaac. Music: Kaiser family. feature: Joan Thomson - Creative Memories May 19- Eagle Valley Arts and Crafts Show and Sale at the Red Barn in Sicamous, 10 am to 5 pm. All hand made products. For info call 250-836-4613. May 19 - Lions Garage Sale at Eagle River High School Parking lot. 9am to 5 pm. Come check it out and support your local Lions Club. May 19 - 4H Dairy & Gardening Club is having a MegaMulti Family Tail Gate Sale. Askews parking lot. 9 am - 1 pm June 30 - Craft Fair at the Show N Shine. Parkview School Playground Fundraiser. Sicamous & District Rec Center. 1121 Eagle Pass Way, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. For info call Parkview School: 250-836-2871 or Kathy at 250-8363267 July 27, 28 & 29 - Sicamous Mixed Softball League Windup Tournament, all weekend at Finlayson Park. 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 250836-4876 or Kathy at 250-836-3267

Another recommendation related to mosquito control, and assuring the district doesn’t have the situation it experienced last summer. Again, this is something the district is in the process of addressing, with a new, pro-active approach to larvae-

ciding areas that in the past were difficult to treat without permission from other branches of government. Bushell said the EDAC has other long-term goals, but the above were things they’d like to see happen this summer.

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Third Sunday of the month -Regular meeting of the Eagle Valley Artisans Guild. 3:30 pm - Red Barn, Sicamous. Guests welcome. For info contact Terry Sinton: 250-8364613.

Every Wed. - Seniors Crib, 7:30 p.m., Haven seniors building. Everyone welcome - you don’t have to be a senior. Socializing and coffee served after crib. Info: Esther 836-4373.

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Legion Branch #99. Everyone welcome. Every 1st, 3rd, 4th Thurs. - Keepsake Kwilters meet at the Haven Common room 1095 Shuswap Avenue at 7:00 p.m. For info call 250-836-2695. Every 2nd and 4th Thurs. Options For Sexual health from 7 to 9 p.m., Sicamous Health Unit. Every 3rd Thursday monthly meeting of the Malakwa Community Association at 7:30 in the Malakwa Hall. Every Fri. - Parents & Tots, 10-12 noon at Catholic Church. 836-3440. Every Fri. - Eagle Valley Brush & Palette Club, Red Barn, 10am-3pm, Everyone welcome!

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Last Saturday of every month -Sicamous Royal Canadian Legion #99 Ladies Auxilliary dinner 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm September 29th & 30th - CALL FOR GARLIC VENDORS 9th Annual Garlic Fest & Antique Tractor Show in Lower Nicola. Tables are $25.00 each. Fresh or garlic related products. For more info, pls call Becky 250-378-4199

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Anyone with concerns or words of support for the proposed Old Town Bay marina project has until May 19 to make them known to the B.C. government. The Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB) is currently accepting feedback for their review of new resort marina project in the bay. Most Sicamous residents will know this application has to do with the relocation of Twin Anchors’ houseboat operation from the channel, to the future site of Old Town Bay resort, a 220-acre development proposal that’s been in the works for more than six years. One Shuswap environmental organization is saying the marina will negatively impact fish habitat and recreational values, and is encouraging the public to speak out against it. “Even though the marina is designed to be located in deeper water outside the primary zone critical to salmon fry, we remain concerned that this massive marina, that would fill in the entire bay, will still negatively impact salmon and other species,” says Shuswap Environmental Action Society president Jim Cooperman in a news release. Cooperman argues moving out of the channel will likely only increase human incursion in fish habitat. “If the houseboat

docks were removed and the foreshore returned to a natural state, then the move could be beneficial,” says Cooperman. “However, the plans call for the houseboat docks to simply be replaced with docks for speedboats and thus many impacts would remain. Even if the new docks in the channel were built using the best practices, there would still be impacts.” As for the proposed Old Town marina, which would contain around 276 boat slips, with moorage for the houseboat operation as well as moorage for smaller, private boats, Cooperman says he is concerned over the potential impact from “fuel spills, pollution from washing of the houseboats, shade from the boats that create hiding places for more predators of the salmon fry, as well as noise and siltation.” He says that “while a comprehensive, independent impact assessment will be prepared; it should be made available to the public for review before a final decision is made.” Twin Anchors’ Todd Kyllo says the marina has been in the planning stage since 2006, and a battery of scientific studies have been undertaken since then, including studies on biophysical environment, terrain and topography, soil/sediments quality, surface water, groundwater, air quality, noise and vibration, fish and fish

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habitat, foreshore inventory and mapping, species and ecosystems at risk, plant species, archeology and heritage and socio-economic conditions. He says all of these studies are required to provide a screening assessment in accordance with the Canadian Environ-

but as well for the upland resort and housing that will be built in the future,” says Kyllo. “Much planning has been done to position the marina in deep water, which avoids any high-value habitat and will preclude the requirement for future dredging.

“It’s unfortunate that a group such as the Shuswap Environmental Action Society is not educated on what is required for a marina application.” Todd Kyllo Twin Anchors

mental Assessment Agency’s Responsible Authority’s Guide, for the construction and operation of a marina. “As this is a very extensive and thorough regimen requirement by the government authorities, one can see why it has taken several years to complete,” says Kyllo. ”It’s unfortunate that a group such as the Shuswap Environmental Action Society is not educated on what is required for a marina application.” Kyllo notes that for many years, Old Town Bay has been home to many acres of floating logs, or booming ground, for decades, and he says the marina will have a significantly smaller impact. “This project aims to provide deep-water moorage and other recreation services not only for the houseboats

“Reviews, recommendations, and approval by Transport Canada under the Navigable Waters Protection Act and Fisheries and Oceans Canada are required for this project, and those authorities have received the necessary documentation.” The Old Town Bay resort project was initially a partnership between Twin Anchors and other investors represented through a numbered development corporation. In 2010, the corporation behind the project pleaded guilty to land-clearing and the removal of riparian vegetation without permission of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and was fined $5,000, made to put $300,000 in a trust for habitat remediation, and levied $70,000 to be paid to

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OPINION Citizens need to be cautious with rising waters You don’t have to be a boy scout to know that being prepared for an emergency is the best way to go through life. Except in modern times we sometimes forget that we can be at the mercy of Mother Nature more than we like to consider. So we drop our guard and forget that emergencies aren’t just things that happen to other people. This year’s snowpack is slightly above average, a torrential rainstorm last week brought localized flooding including Owl Head Creek in Sicamous, which temporarily threatened a residence. The forecast is for warmer temperatures ahead. It’s a recipe that could include flooding to areas that are susceptible in the spring and people need to be prepared. That’s why emergency officials are cautioning people that flooding may be on its way, and sooner than normal in these parts. Therefore sand and sandbags are strategically located near flood-prone areas throughout the region. However, personal preparedness is the key, which means it’s up to you to protect yourself. To review flood risks and prevention tips visit www.pep.bc.ca/floods/index.html. There’s also safety measures to be aware of for all residents. Water levels can rise dramatically and pets and small children should be monitored at all times. While water may look safe, even fun, currents can be unpredictable, and cold water can overwhelm even seasoned swimmers. Also early-season boaters should be aware of the high volume of debris in area lakes thanks to spring runoff and caution is in order. Although serious flooding is difficult to predict and there’s no cause for panic, it’s certainly possible and the time to prepare is now, not when the water starts heading towards your home, or farm, or animals. Cooler temperatures over the next several days should slow down the melt at upper levels and river flow. But there’s still snow at higher levels and a combination of high temps alone, or combine with heavy rainfall could bring it down – fast. – Black Press

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The province’s ferry fleet sailing into storm By Tom Fletcher News columnist

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has rolled out its plan to reform BC Ferries, continuing the structural and cultural shift that started when the Crown corporation was quasiprivatized in the early years of B.C. Liberal rule. Politically, there is a lot at stake here. Premier Christy Clark’s year-long “families first” routine boils down to reining in rate increases at BC Hydro and BC Ferries. For weeks, Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom has been signaling there is bad news to come. Sparring with the NDP in question period, he has bluntly and repeatedly said the days of fully staffed vessels sailing with a third (or less) of their capacity are coming to an end. Tabling legislation to give the ferry commissioner new powers over service levels as well as fares, Lekstrom revealed $80 million worth of sugar to help the tough medicine go down over the next four years. That’s on top of the $150 million annual subsidy. Quadra Island politician Jim Abram was first out with the predictable view of the Gulf Islands elite, dismissing this sum as paltry. It’s difficult to cap-

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ture how self-centred and insulting this is, but I’ll try. Consider that the B.C. transportation ministry spent $460 million last year on highway operations. That’s for the province’s entire vast, weather-battered road network. This year’s operating subsidy to coastal ferries is approaching $200 million, nearly half of that. And increasingly, it goes to subsidize getaways for those who choose isolation for its own sake. Basic financial information also exposes the falsity of NDP ferry critic Garry Coons’ one-note critique. It’s part of the highway system, he says, comparing empty ferries with empty roads while ignoring the fixed costs. This fiscal-fantasy policy implies another huge increase in subsidy, much of it a transfer from working people to the idle rich who can afford Gulf Islands real estate. A key legislative change will allow BC Ferries to use revenues from its profitable main routes to subsidize little-used runs. This would be even more important if those revenues hadn’t been squandered. And no, I’m not talking about the “fast ferries.” The story is detailed in Head On!, a 2004 book by former B.C. deputy highways minister R.G. Harvey. He describes how the Mike Harcourt gov-

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ernment completed the “gross error” of building a new terminal at Duke Point, near Nanaimo. This run was to take truck and other traffic from congested Horseshoe Bay to the mid-Island from Tsawwassen. An alternative route from Richmond to Gabriola Island, with bridges to Vancouver Island, had been quietly scuttled after the W.A.C. Bennett government was defeated by the NDP’s Dave Barrett in 1972. On a map, it’s clear this would have been the shortest route. Harvey says it would have cut travel time by half, and likely replaced the congested Horseshoe Bay dock. But Barrett would have had to tell his Nanaimo ferry union supporters that they were losing half their work hours. Tsawwassen to Duke Point is 65 km, compared to 54 km from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. A ferry worker’s shift includes two round trips and loading time. On the Duke Point run this meant at least eight and a half hours, “thus ensuring the crew at least one hour at double time daily and often more,” Harvey writes. “Later it became a scheduled overtime route.” Something to keep in mind as Adrian Dix and his crew of union bosses prepare to take the helm.

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BC NDP leader Adrian Dix would like to see the BC government push ahead with a province-wide program for colorectal cancer screening. While visiting the Shuswap last week, Dix stopped by the News to speak about colorectal cancer and his ongoing campaign for a preventive screening program, a preventive approach that he says would help save more lives. “I’ve been working for sometime to promote colorectal cancer screening because it’s a relatively easy and not a very costly thing to do that can save lives and save money in the health care system in the long run,” says Dix. The need for a provincial screening pro-

egram was raised in a rey cently released study by h Vernon doctor, Hamish ts Hwang. In it he reports ethat of 75 patients renquiring colorectal cann cer treatment between April 2009 and Marchh nt 2010, 43 per cent went sto Vernon Jubilee Hosy pital on an emergency basis for bowel obstruction, hemorrhages and perforations. They didn’t know they had cancer until visiting the emergency room. Following the report’s release, VernonMonashee MLA Eric Foster concurred that a province-wide program may be necessary. “If people get screening and don’t end up in emergency in pain, there’s a difference in the length of hospital stay,” he said. “Keeping people out of hospital

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is the only way to keep ahead of (health care) costs.” In 2009, the B.C. government launched a pilot program for colorectal cancer screening in Penticton, Powell River and East Vancouver, but Dix argues the province needs to follow Ontario’s lead in rolling out a provincewide program. “We’re, I think, at least 40 years behind Ontario now, and I think the time to act has past, and this is precisely, I think, the kind of public

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policy we need – a policy that presents disease and maintains healthy lifestyles,” says Dix, whose mother, Hilda, survived colorectal cancer, “thanks to a combination of early detection and excellent primary care.” Nearly 3,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year and close to 1,100 will die from it. Salmon Arm doctor, Warren Bell, believes the cost of having a preventive screening program in place would outweigh the cost of treatment after the fact. He notes colonoscopies are particularly effective for early detection and removal of polyps that develop into cancer. Bell also notes individuals can take their own precautionary measures by eating a

diet low on meat/animal fats and high in fibre – fruits and vegetables – which reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Given the 90 per cent success rate of treating colorectal cancer – the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Canada – through early detection, Dix is adamant that a provincewide early screening program is in the best interest of British Columbians. “There is, I think, sometimes justifiable frustration for people who, had they known about screening, had they known about the process, could have avoided huge discomfort and, obviously, death,” says Dix. “And we can do better than this.” With files from the Vernon Morning Star.

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School district expecting $1 million shortfall Declining enrolment and associated revenue for the coming school year look to put the School District #83 short more than $1 million. The school district is projecting to be down another 250 students next year, with

the trend continuing for the next four or more years. Funding from the Ministry of Education is primarily allocated on a perstudent basis. Stirling Olson, secreatary-treasurer for the school district, told the board at the

May 8 meeting that revenues will decline. The school district does receive funding through a protection grant, which is designed to help school districts with declining enrolment cover fixed costs within the system. However,

even with the grant of $1.2 million, the school district will be short more than $1 million. “Without this grant, the district would be down over $2.35 million,” he said. The closure of Ashton Creek Elementary

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Yellow Eagle Valley 4-H Dairy and Gardening Club members working hard Jackets play ball The Sicamous Peewee boys baseball team, now known as the Yellow Jackets, travelled to their first game on May 10 to play Salmon Arm 2. It was the first game for many of the players, so there was some pregame jitters. But the Yellow Jackets played very well. Salmon Arm 2 edged out the Yellow jackets 7–5. Their Yellow Jackets’ first home game is Tuesday, May15 at 6 p.m., with the next on Tuesday, May 22 at Diamond 1 in Finlayson Park. The Eagle Valley Minor Baseball Association sends out a big word of thanks to all the people and organizations that helped start baseball for the boys. See you on the field. Submitted by the Eagle Valley Minor Baseball Association.

Eagle Valley 4-H Dairy and Gardening club members are working hard. The club just participated in the District Rally Day, held at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. Members tried their hand at comparative judging. Classes included dairy

heifers, market beef steers, breeding beef heifers, roosters, dairy kids (goats), saddle horses, brood mares, crafts, photography, rabbit pellets, transplanting kits and seedlings and seeds to flowers (seed package selection). It was a well-attended

event, despite the chilly temperatures. This month the club will be planting their garden plots and raised beds. The resulting vegetables will be entered both at the 2012 I.P.E. and Salmon Arm Fall Fair. The club’s calves are grow-

ing well and look forward to their walks on halters with the members. The members also enjoy grooming their heifers and are learning husbandry skills each week. The 4-H club’s next event is a fundraiser on May 19, a mega, multi-family tail gate

sale. Hundreds of items will be for sale in the Askew’s parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The club is grateful for all the support it has recieved. Submitted by the Eagle Valley 4-H Dairy and Gardening Club,

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Packing material for moving Valued support: Golden RCMP member Const. Brady Knezacek and Const. AL L’Abbe from Sicamous present a plaque to Bluewater Houseboats’ Annette Ramsdale as an expression of gratitude. For the past 10 years, the Sicamous company has donated the grand prize for the Golden RCMP Charity Bursary Golf Tournament.

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The May long weekend may be the beginning of summer holidays for many, but in Sicamous things really heat the weekend after. Things get going on Friday, May 25th with the return of the Annual Spring Fling Home and Leisure Show at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. This free event, put on by Donna Mounce, Dina Spelay and Michelle Wolff, is in its seventh year, and is a

showcase for Shuswap businesses (including home-based), organizations, crafters and artisans. It runs Friday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to book a table, call 250-836-2948, or visit http://www.conceptualprojects.com/springfling/. While the Spring Fling is going on inside the arena, the Finlayson Park ball diamonds outside will be bustling with the Sicamous Ladies A Fastball Tourna-

ment. There will be 16 teams involved in the two-day tourney, which begins 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. A Bavarian-style beer garden will be held in the ball park on the Saturday until 3 p.m. Also on Saturday, Sicamous will get a taste of the upcoming Sturgis North Motorcycle Rally, Trade Show and Music Festival with a motorcycle show and shine being held at Joe Schmucks from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Afterwards, it’s back

to the rec centre for a concert/dance featuring live music from rockers Stampede Queen and James Shephard and the Bare Bones. Tickets are $20 plus HST, and are available at the Sicamous & District Chamber of Commerce at 250-836-0002. No minors will be allowed at this event. Sunday morning kicks off with a pancake breakfast back at Joe Schmucks. The ball tourney continues throughout the day over at Finlayson, with

the Bavarian garden reopening for thirsty ball fans, attendees, etc. June is already shaping up to be an equally busy month with the return of the boat show, June 16/17, a Ladies C/D Fastball tourney, June 23/24, and the classic car show and shine at Finlayson Park on June 30, with the Louisiana Hayride returning that evening. For more information about these events and more, visit www. s i c a m o u s c h a m b e r. bc.ca.

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An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

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BOAT RENTAL SPECIALIST NEEDED! Seeking a part time qualified individual to handle rental, boat drop off, storage and after rental inspection of one pleasure craft boat from the Sicamous area. Please email Steve at s.caissie@insitesolutions.ca or call 403.239.1800.

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Join the Joe Schmucks team! Seeking reliable and hard working housekeepers. Past experience an asset but not mandatory. Please contact Elton. email resume’s to: elton.schmucks@telus.net Or stop by in person. Join the Joe Schmuck team Managing Couple (Accommodations). Looking for a mature couple to manage and caretake our full service campground and chalets. We are offering a competitive wage and on site accommodation for the right couple. Please contact Elton. Email resume’s to elton.schmucks@telus.net Or stop by in person.

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TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking Certified Millwrights and Electricians to join our teams across BC. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program. Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI) is a diversified, global mining group with more than 25 years of mineral development success. From its head office in Vancouver, Canada, HDI applies its unique strengths and capabilities to acquire, explore for, develop and operate mineral properties. HDI is known for its technical excellence, experience and reliability, and it is passionate about bringing Responsible Mineral Development to life in creative ways for the benefit of shareholders, partners and communities. HDI Constantia is the HDI-affiliated company that will focus on the exploration of the Maggie project in the south-central interior of BC. We currently have a permanent full time opportunity for a

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1–866-506-6806 33 YEARS established Ford dealer on beautiful Sunshine Coast, looking for an experienced Automotive Salesperson with proven track record. Please send resume to scford@eastlink.ca 1-800-5384504. An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. PARADISE MOTEL hiring all positions. Apply in person. 517 Main St. Sicamous. 250-8362525.

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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 Scott@moosemulligans.com PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Range: $25-$40/hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25-$35/hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90-$110,000 (based on qualifications). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at: http://troyer.ca/employmentopportunities WANT TO see Scenic BC? Needed immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: 250-567-2550

Trades, Technical TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC Required in Nakusp, BC (West Kootenay Area) Applicant must be red seal certified and able to work on a variety of makes and models of trucks, trailers and components. A CVIP certificate and welding skills an asset. Full time position. Group benefit plan available. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-265-3853 or whrepair@telus.net

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MLS# MLS LS# 10045139

126,900

BONNIE DAVIES B CELL 833-7681 CE

$299,000

MLS®10045298

Call Charlotte Hutchinson Personal Real Estate Corporation

TOLL FREE

1-800-582-8639 CELL 250-833-6545 OFFICE 250-836-2223 at Mara Lake

www.bonniedavies.com ww EMAIL bonnied@cablelan.nett EM

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Independently

at Mara Lake Owned and Operated

$549,000

www.charlottehutchinson.com


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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Eagle Valley News

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? 2012 CLEAR OUT

SHOW SUITE OPEN DAILY NOON - 5 PM (CLOSED WEDNESDAYS) 326 MARA LAKE LANE - 2 KMS SOUTH OF SICAMOUS ON HWY 97A

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Eagle Valley News, May 16, 2012  

May 16, 2012 edition of the Eagle Valley News

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