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Walking the walk: (Above) Holding balloons and decked out in yellow T-shirts, participants walk the survivors lap at the start of the Relay For Life held overnight Saturday at the R. J. Haney Heritage Village. (Below) Relay participant Leanne Robert shows she is ready to fight cancer.

Relay rocks it at Haney By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Congratulations Salmon Arm! You’ve done it again. This year’s Relay For Life stepped out Saturday in a new location but with the same result, topping larger centres like Vernon and Kelowna, raising a whopping $153,000 and counting. Co-ordinator Jen Dies said Monday that the numbers are a bit down from this time last year, but the counting’s not over. There were fewer teams than last year but more participants – 349 in total, and they came

in all ages, including many young folk. An army of volunteers helped with set up prior to the relay and returned to help out during the event and with post-relay clean up. In particular, Dies acknowledged two teams from Save-On Foods that showed up to paint the street, helped run the kick-off event and operated a barbecue throughout the night of the relay. Pipers opened the relay and the luminary ceremony, following Rick Hirtle’s moving account of his own battle against cancer. Dies says most participants loved the new location and she is hoping Haney officials will look kindly on organizers when their board meets to discuss the event.


SmartCentres construction in limbo By Martha Wickett


The City of Salmon Arm is not delaying the SmartCentres development. Mayor Nancy Cooper issued a statement summing this up last week on behalf of city council so the community gets correct information, not rumours. “I was hearing from people that they were

saying they didn’t understand why the city was holding up SmartCentres. There have been a lot of rumours out there, people are concerned, and I don’t blame them,” she told the Observer. She said city councillors were experiencing the same complaints. “They (councillors) wanted us to put it out there. Except for a few small things...,

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the city has pretty well signed off on everything.” The mayor’s statement, which has been posted on the city’s website, lists city approvals, which include an official community plan amendment and a zoning amendment that both received final approval on Dec. 20, 2010, and two development permit applications that received approval

from council on Oct. 24, 2011. The website statement points out that the issuance of one development permit by city staff is contingent on SmartCentres fulfilling conditions which include approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. See Start on page A2

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Warm up Madison Burt sips a warm drink in the early morning hours of the all-night Relay for Life while her friend, Lorelei Guidos, looks on. The pair’s KISS makeup made reference to the theme, “We Will Rock You.”

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Start date unknown Continued from front Sandra Kaiser, vicepresident of corporate affairs, told the Observer in an email that SmartCentres expects “to receive MOTI approval in the next few months.” She added that the company is close to finalizing the last details with the ministry. A spokesperson for MOTI states in an email regarding the lengthy process: “We have completed a review of the preliminary plans and expect SmartCentres will submit the final detailed plans shortly.” Asked about MOTI approval, Carl Bannister, the city’s chief administrative officer, said the ministry can provide the best information. “As far as I know, there aren’t any big changes – paving, line marking, signage, electrical. I believe that’s what it is, as well as amounts of security that are required. As far as I know, there aren’t any big-picture things that are at play here.”

Court appeal

The city’s website statement also refers to the Neskonlith band appeal of the BC Supreme Court ruling regarding the hazardous areas development permit for Salmon Arm Shopping Centres approved by the city. The

Court of Appeal hearing for the case is set for Aug. 14 and 15 in Vancouver. The appeal is taking on provincial importance, as the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) has notified the city it will be taking on intervener status, a status that will allow it to make a limited amount of argument in the court. “I’m not sure what that participation is going to look like,” said Cooper, “but the reason they are is they believe the judgment will have an effect on other municipalities, other local governments.” Cooper said the UBCM is giving the city $10,000 to go towards the city’s legal fees. Mark Underhill, one of the lawyers representing the Neskonlith band, said he understands that at least one other First Nation is likely to be applying in support of the Neskonlith’s position, and there may be other parties seeking to be interveners given the case’s important implications.

SmartCentres responds

Meanwhile, an email statement sent to the Observer May 31 from SmartCentres refers to the appeal. “Despite the strong support from the City of Salmon Arm Coun-

cil, the community, and a positive judicial decision by the BC Supreme Court, the appeal of the court’s decision by the Neskonlith Indian Band is causing some uncertainty as to when we will be able to commence construction,” writes Kaiser. “We understand that many residents continue to express their frustration to city council, as they eagerly look forward to having more shopping choices in Salmon Arm. However, we trust the residents of Salmon Arm will appreciate the difficulty the Neskonlith’s appeal poses with respect to our ability to readily mobilize our construction start. “In the meantime, we will continue to finalize our approvals with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and city staff. We remain very committed to the Salmon Arm community and look forward to breaking ground as soon as possible.” Asked about a rumour that construction might not start at all this year, Kaiser replied: “No definitive decision has been made with regard to the timing of construction. In light of the appeal of the court decision by the Neskonlith Indian Band, the timing of construction is a matter of continued consideration.”


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Blaze destroys home By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF



Intense: Firefighters from four halls in the Salmon Arm Fire Department responded to a fire at 1091 60th St. NW. by members from the other three Salmon Arm Fire Department halls, who arrived to help knock the fire down and shuttle water to the remote home. “We probably had at least 40 members on the fire and they did a

great job considering the size of the fire,” says fire prevention officer Jim Nickles. Nickels says the homeowner had noticed nothing unusual before going to bed and can’t remember a smoke alarm going off.

Drive-by killing remains unsolved By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

It has been just over a year since the murder of Nicholas Larsen in an apparent drive-by shooting, but police are not saying whether there has been any progress with the investigation. “It is ongoing, that’s really all I can tell you,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane of the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment. “Our investigators are continuing their work on this.” Shortly after midnight on June 1, 2011 members of the Salmon Arm RCMP Detachment responded to reports of shots fired in the community of Blind Bay. Police investigation revealed that Larsen, 24, was gunned down by someone in a passing car while he travelled in a vehicle on Blind Bay Road. It is believed Larsen was specifically targeted by his assailants. At the time of the


Nick Larsen SHOOTING VICTIM shooting, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Annie Linteau would not comment on whether drugs or debts may have been the reason for the targeted shooting, but there was no information to suggest the killing was gangrelated. Larsen grew up in Sorrento, attending elementary school in that community before attending school at Salmon Arm Secondary. He was not employed at the time of his death. Larsen’s parents and sibling are longtime residents of Sorrento. Shortly after the news, Larsen’s father Bo told the Observer

of his son’s trusting nature. ““He was a very sensitive guy, very sensitive and trusting. So much so that you’d have to talk to him, tell him that not everyone’s the same, that people can take advantage. Everyone else always came first with him.” In a memorial post to the Observer, Larsen’s mother Shelley pours her sorrow into a poem addressed to her son. “I’m so thankful that I called that night, to let you know I cared. But what happened a few short hours later, every parent should be spared... “And I miss you with still with all my heart, my life is not the same. I cannot stop the tears that come, when I hear the whisper of your name.” Keane would not comment on whether police have identified suspects, but said investigators would like to hear from anyone who might have more information.

The house, built in 1990, had cedar siding and a tin roof and was totally destroyed, something that will make finding the cause of the fire very difficult. Firefighters remained on scene until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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A Gleneden couple is lucky to be alive. Their home at 1091 60th St. NW was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of June 5. The homeowner woke to a noise and, looking out the window of his second storey bedroom, saw the deck below in flames. The man woke his wife and the two escaped their home, alerting a guest who was sleeping in a nearby RV and rescuing their dogs located in a kennel next to the residence. Firefighters from Hall 4 responded to their 911 call that came in shortly after midnight. Trucks arrived on scene within 10 minutes to find the house fully engulfed. They were followed


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Citizens lobby for lab

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Shuswap: Effort underway to bring private service to Sicamous which could reduce wait in Salmon Arm. By Lachlan Labere and Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Efforts have escalated to bring medical lab collection services to Sicamous and alleviate wait times in Salmon Arm. An unsigned letter is being publicly circulated, appealing to Kari Prasad, regional manager of LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services. The letter claims that in Jan. 2011, LifeLabs applied for a licence to provide lab collection services in the Eagle Valley area. A competing application, however, was submitted by Interior Health’s lab services. The letter says IH won the licensing rights in May 2011, and have held the licence since then. “They have recently informed Dr. (Jack) Beech in Sicamous that they will not be honouring the licence and placing services in Sicamous and area,” the letter states, going on to say there is now an opportunity for LifeLabs to pick up the licence, and encouraging them, on behalf of all Shuswap communities, to do so. In an email to the News, Sicamous medical clinic manager and community health services advocate Pam Beech says the clinic received a letter on April 30 of this year from IH director of laboratory services Marty Woods, notifying of IH’s “inability to meet their licensing commitment of a two day a week lab collection service and ECG availability in Sicamous.” “This was on the eve of one year into the licensing period and was at very least a huge disappointment,” says Beech. “On a positive note… the letter from Mr. Woods did indicate a willingness to consider turning over the pending facility licence to a private

lab facility, LifeLabs, if they were still interested in developing the service.” Beech said both Life Labs and Woods have been notified of the community’s desire to transfer the licence over to LifeLabs. LifeLabs spokesperson Lisa Rostoks says the private service provider recognizes physicians and patients in Sicamous wish to have an actual, physical lab located within the community. “We don’t currently have a licence to operate in Sicamous,” says Rostoks. “But we’re very interested in working with the Ministry (of Health), with Interior Health and with physicians in the community to de-

viable option for a private operator to do it and secondly we would no longer remain in a position to provide the service ourselves.” Woods, however, says the option of IH opening a lab is inextricably linked to the Salmon Arm lab, which is using up all lab resources, both financial and staffing, at this time. Woods says IH applied for a licence to operate a lab in Sicamous when the Salmon Arm operation was running smoothly. During the long wait, a new computer system was installed in Salmon Arm, the health authority suffered a staff shortage and lineups extended to several hours.

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the health ministry’s licensing body “was to the effect that no new lab collection facility licences will be issued indefinitely and that only currently pending licences will be considered.” “This announcement leaves Sicamous and the pending licence as the only potential for relief of pressures on the Salmon Arm outpatient IHA lab and makes the fulfillment of this pending licence all the more critical to the entire Shuswap area,” says Beech.

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While problems seem to be subsiding, Woods says IH will look at opening a lab in Sicamous only if the Salmon Arm lab is operating well enough to spare resources for Sicamous. “Now it’s a case of waiting to see what happens,” he says. “We still maintain we have to do it with the same dollars and the same staff. That would be our challenge – to find a way to do that.” Beech says the effort to have the lab licence transferred from IH to LifeLabs has resulted in unprecedented support from the entire Shuswap, indicating accessibility issues to such services are shared by the entire area. She adds a recent announcement made to all lab collection facilities by

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Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will be considering a resolution which would authorize the issuance of Temporary Use Permit No. TUP-13 on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC for the following property: Legal Descriptions:

Civic Addresses: Location: Owners: Applicant: Project Description:

1) Lot 1, Section 11, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan 27414 2) Parcel B (Plan B5839) of the NW ¼ of Section 11, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD 3) Lot 1, Section 11, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan 4279 except Parcel A on Plan B7061, Plans 29487 and 42166 550 and 690 - 10th Avenue SW, and 1300 - 10 Street SW, respectively South of Fall Fair Grounds, second and third parcels east of 10th Street SW and SE corner of 10th Street SW and 10th Avenue SW 847774 B.C. Ltd., J. and J. De Dood, and 636766 BC Ltd., respectively Salmon Arm Folk Music Society Temporary Campground for Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

All persons who wish to register an opinion on the proposed Temporary Use Permit may do so by: a) b)

Appearing in person or being represented by an Agent at the Hearing on Monday, June 11, 2012; and/or Making a written submission to Council for consideration on Monday, June 11, 2012. Please note that written submissions must be presented to the Administration Department no later than 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012.

The file for the proposed Temporary Use Permit is available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays from May 29, 2012 to June 11, 2012, both inclusive, in the office of the Corporate Officer at the City of Salmon Arm, 500 - 2 Avenue NE. THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR INTEREST AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED PERMIT ARE URGED TO REVIEW THE FILE AVAILABLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (OR TELEPHONE 803-4000) TO OBTAIN THE FACTS OF THE PROPOSAL PRIOR TO THE HEARING. Carl Bannister, Corporate Officer

CITY OF SALMON ARM NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS 2012 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES Property Tax Notices for the City of Salmon Arm have been mailed. If you are the registered owner of property within the City of Salmon Arm and have not received your Property Tax Notice for 2012, please contact the City of Salmon Arm at 500 - 2nd Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, (250) 803-4000. Whether or not you receive a property tax notice, it is your responsibility as the property owner to pay taxes by the due date of July 3, 2012 in order to avoid a penalty. • To avoid long lines at City Hall, pay your taxes early. • Post-dated cheques and partial payments are welcome. • Payment is accepted at City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Payment may be by cash, cheque, debit card, or your bank’s telebanking/online bill payment service. • Drop box is located on the outside wall to the left of the entrance to City Hall, which will be emptied at close of business (4:00 pm) on July 3, 2012. • Or mail payment to Box 40, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 • Post-marks are not accepted as proof of payment. • Provincial Home Owner Grant - If you are eligible, please ensure that the application form on the bottom of the tax notice is completed and signed (if you are 65 years or over please include your birth date). • The Basic Provincial Home Owner Grant can be claimed online at • The Provincial Home Owner Grant must be claimed each year you are eligible. • To avoid a penalty on the Provincial Home Owner Grant it must be claimed even if a payment on the outstanding taxes is not made. • Provincial legislation has set minimum property tax payable at $100 for persons 65 years or over, veterans and handicapped (with required documentation) and $350 for persons under age 65. If your gross taxes are less than $1,120, your Provincial Home Owner Grant is adjusted accordingly. • A late payment penalty of 10% will be added to all unpaid balances of current taxes including unclaimed Provincial Home Owner Grants at the close of business (4:00 pm), July 3, 2012. • A late payment penalty of 10% will be added to all unpaid Annual Water/Sewer accounts at the close of business (4:00 pm), July 3, 2012. • Receipts will be issued only on request. 2012 TAX DUE DATE - JULY 3, 2012 4:00 PM For more information call 250-803-4000


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Hope floats at relay Quite frankly, I am running out of ways to describe our stellar Relay For Life. Year after year, Salmon Arm tops the chart, raising more money than much larger communities. Some teams start early in the year, hosting a variety of events to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society – funds that go to research and come back to the community to support those who are ill. Others come on-board closer to the event but with no less enthusiasm. While the money is big – and practical, it is the immense spirit that blows me away every year – the tears, laughter, hugs and camaraderie. Sadly, I added another luminary to the three I have been setting alongside the relay track for the last several years, including one for my husband, another for an old and dear family friend and the third for my daughter-in-law’s mom. One of my Toronto cousins lost his wife last month. She had lived with cancer for 18 years. He told me that despite the challenges, she had a life of joy, accomplishment and happiness, thanks, in part, to innovative and improved treatments, attributable to funds raised for cancer research. I’m hoping the same will be said for a cousin in Scotland who has been diagnosed with terminal bone cancer and is counting on treatment to bring him a few more good years. Which takes me to Rick Hirtle, an accountant with BDO Canada, a company which has entered a team every year since the relay began a decade ago. He shared his story of living with melanoma prior to Saturday night’s luminary ceremony. Given about a 15 per cent chance of living at one point, Hirtle says he and his family hung onto hope, even during the darkest hours. A CT scan following his last chemo treatment in September 2010 showed no evidence of melanoma. Helped tremendously by a Cancer Connection buddy when he was desperately ill, Hirtle is now being there for someone who is fighting a fight he knows all too well. “Tonight is a huge reminder that there are many survivors of this disease,” he said Saturday. “Remember, hope keeps us going – so let there be hope tonight.” Hope – that thing that springs eternal, kept alive by family, friends and volunteers. Volunteers who help those with cancer by driving them to appointments and offering support in myriad other ways, volunteers who, year after year, help set up, take down and run the event. And, of course, those who raise funds and give up a night of sleep so that others might live. Which reminds me, Blu Hopkins and our own James Murray are looking for $5,000 next year, promising to shave off whatever hair remains on their heads if they reach the target. To co-ordinator Jen Dies, who orchestrates this amazing event that not only raises much-needed money, but gives people the opportunity to honour loved ones and celebrate life, I offer sincere thanks and high praise. I feel very blessed to live in a community where citizens continually rise up to meet the needs of others.



Opposition builds to omnibus What do you get when you pack sweeping controversial reforms that impact everything from old age security to immigration to the environment into a 425-document that’s supposed to be our country’s federal budget? Not surprisingly, you get a lot of dissent. A growing number of Canadians are speaking out against the Conservative government’s now infamous omnibus bill, C-38. June 4 was Black Out Speak Out day, a day of protest against the bill organized by who’s who of “radical” Canadian environmental organizations who argue they are being unfairly targeted through the bill by the Harper government. They are supported by a wide-range of NGOs representing unions, women, First Nations, humanitarian relief agencies, teachers and more. To

some, that roster may come across as a list of usual suspects. But they are not alone. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is also opposing the bill. This national representative of Canada’s municipal governments has passed a resolution calling on the federal government to break up the omnibus bill. Even within the Conservative party there’s been signs of dissent. Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks made national headlines over a video in which he candidly tells Revelstoke constituents that he doesn’t like everything in C-38. “If Canadians want it changed, then enough Canadians have to stand (up) to their MPs and say no,” said Wilks. Shortly after, Wilks issued a retraction, stating he supported the bill. But the ball against the bill is already rolling.

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The Observer asked:

Would you like to see more Salmon Arm businesses open on Sunday?

Elly Tufts “Yes. With the closing of Zellers and Fields, it would be a great opportunity for downtown stores to attract customers.”

Len Blackburn “Absolutely. It’s hard to shop when you’re working six days a week.”

Maureen Hafstein “Yes, especially the restaurants. It would be nice to have some place to take people like visitors.”

Sherry Kallock “Yes. Most people are busy during the week and probably like to shop on the weekend – especially in the summer.

Tina Rebman “Yes. Sunday is a good day for just wandering around and looking.”

Opposition Fishing raises larger questions far from ‘hysteria’ Re: B.C. Views column by Tom Fletcher. Tom Fletcher wrote: “The parallels between local governments responses to smart meters “hysteria,” (my quotation marks) and this scientifically ignorant push against “pesticides,” is mass hysteria over nothing. Tom Fletcher may be right, chemophobia has spawned hydrophobia (smart meters) or, is it radiation paranoia? A robot is a mechanical device that is programmed to perform a specific task. The smart meter is a BC Hydro robot and humans instinctively fear a creation they have no direct control over. People feel the smart meter robot is controlling them, which triggers the hysteria. Yelling fire in a darkened theatre can cause mass hysteria. Is this what BC Hydro has done? Through the introduction of smart meters, has BC Hydro yelled fire, thereby creating the hysteria wrapping itself around the minds of British Columbians? This mass hysteria over smart meters is a world wide phenomenon not strictly Canadian. Underwriters laboratory scientists have not approved smart meters. The Canadian Standards Association’s scientists have not approved smart meters. Forty one communities in B.C., including the City of Vancouver, have voted to halt installation of the meters, or allow for opt-ins. The medical dictionary defines hysteria as a socially contagious frenzy or irrational behavior in a group of people as a reaction to an event. Forty one communities halting the installation of these robots? That, Mr. Fletcher, is a lot of hysteria. Mr. Fletcher has taken it upon himself to give medical diagnosis (sans an M.D.’s credentials) of B.C. residents, who, through hysteria, oppose smart meters. I will make an assumption that Mr. Fletcher is either: 1. A member of the board of BC Hydro 2. Has heavily invested his retirement pension in BC Hydro or Corix. Phil MacLeod

Fishing in McGuire Lake has provided a forum for discussion about the role of human beings on this planet in nature. Both the egocentric and ecocentric points of view have been described. In the ecocentric, nature or the ecology is the important focus and the role of humans is to fit in, not dominate and manipulate. Are trees and water natural resources to be used for humans or assets to be respected for their own sake? Is the role of humans as stewards, in charge of decision-making or as trustees, ensuring the assets are intact and healthy? What values do these views reflect?

When we read a description of fishing as “…the eternal struggle of predator and prey.” and “…that primordial instinct, that ancient need to pit myself against nature…” we see that this represents the egocentric view of the world and nature. Existing only to be used for humans and to be dominated. Is this the only way now to live? Some time ago I was at a federal habitat conference and met a couple of indigenous people from the North. They told me they couldn’t understand the practice of catch and release of fish. They said that the fish was giving his life for the person so why

didn’t the fisherperson keep it and that this behaviour was just playing with the fish. They appeared to be both mystified and disgusted. So, some contemporary cultures still appear to hold an ecocentric world view. Maybe we can learn from them. The framework of ego and eco centric can help awaken each of us to the motivation and values behind our actions. Then we can ask ourselves, “Is this what I believe and what I want? Is this the kind of world I want to live in?” Barbara Westerman

Fairgrounds an asset worth promoting Just a quick note to say how pleased I was to see the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds being used this past weekend for a rather large equestrian event involving many participants from out of town. Many we talked with told us how impressed they

were with the facilities.. we heard a lot of “We had no idea Salmon Arm had such a nice, all-encompassing fairgrounds.” This is very valuable real estate to be sitting empty most of the year and I encourage the fair board to maximize usage of this

land as much as is reasonably possible. From a bystander’s perspective, this event seemed to be a perfect fit and it certainly sounded like they’d like to come back. Ian James

Cummins can’t blast through land claims After years of expensive negotiations by various governments, B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins has dismissively said the province belongs to all British Columbians and that tests for aboriginal title preclude most if not all bands in British Columbia from being able to claim much more than their

village sites. Wow, what an astonishing revelation! Why have so many people wasted so much time and spent so much money negotiating? It’s hard to believe all those career bureaucrats and consulting lawyers could be that dumb. Perhaps Mr. Cummins has been watching too many John Wayne movies. Maybe

he thinks he can ride into ‘Fort’ Victoria with his legal guns blazing and straighten out all those annoying Indian land claims all by himself. If he tries, John Wayne’s celluloid ghost will be riding with him, a-shootin’ and a-hollerin’. Lloyd Atkins

Turn to electric alternatives Support local musicians Record high gasoline prices are in the news again here in BC. But instead of complaining about it, and slavishly paying the price, we should really be looking to the abundant renewable energy alternatives we have available here in B.C. and considering electric vehicles. Electric vehicles, and the batteries that power them, have made major leaps over the past decade. And proven production models are on the road and sitting in car dealer showrooms. Put them together with BC’s abundance of

renewable energy in an aggressively significant way and, voila, high gasoline prices won’t be news in BC anymore they’ll be history. We can go on riding the never ending upward spiral of gasoline prices, or we can consider the energy alternatives BC has been blessed with. Renewable energy provides us with a way to opt out of high gasoline prices and still be on the road for virtual pennies a mile. Donald Leung

This is regarding the article in the Wednesday, May 16, Salmon Arm Observer newspaper. We are local musicians and we strongly disagree with what seems like the WOW folks’ obvious policy of not supporting local musicians. Ken and Elda Firth



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District council approved new pay scales giving outside workers $3.50 per day, $7 for a man and team.


Jack Urquhart had charge of the task of moving a new five ton safe from the freight sheds to the Bank of Montreal. Four passengers were not hurt as the Salmon Arm-Vernon stage overturned on the Enderby hill.


W.O. Springer’s 13-pound trout took first prize in a Salmon Arm Fish and Game Club derby, while W.R. Davies was second with a 12 pound 9 ounce fish. Alderman R.J. Skelton told council some damage had been done to trees and flower boxes placed out on city streets. The “vandals” were cows and the poundkeeper was ordered to crack down, taking into custody any found wandering the streets.


The CPR mainline was blocked for five hours this week after a freight train and two pushed engines collided at Tappen. Two engines were derailed and a stretch of track was torn up. No one was injured. A longtime landmark was disappearing as the old Rex Theatre was being razed. The building erected was erected in about 1907 and served as a hall and ballroom for many years before becoming a theatre.



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Flight Lieutenant Robert Sabourin, a former Salmon Arm boy serving in the RCAF, was awarded the George Medal for bravery. After an explosion in his jet he twice ignored orders to bail out and chose to ride the plane down rather then risk having it crash on a settled area near Rivers, Manitoba. H.W. Scales outlined a plan, to some 250 persons attending a friendship dinner at J.L. Jackson school, to erect a large building for the United Church on property purchased on Okanagan Street. Estimated cost of the project was $110,000.

In an era where many marriages end in divorce, one Salmon Arm couple have beaten the odds in an amazing way. On June 11, Ruth and Roy Tapp will be celebrating a milestone 70th anniversary and, even after all these years, the couple say they are still deeply in love. Roy, who is 96, and Ruth, 89, both say they have enjoyed the many years they have spent together. “It has been a good life. A few ups and downs but a good life,” said Roy. The couple met in Manitoba in 1941, when Roy was 25-years-old and Ruth was 18. Roy had been living and working on a farm when Ruth took over her sister’s job as caretaker for an older couple who lived on a farm just down the road. Ruth’s sister had asked Roy to take Ruth out as she was not familiar with the area. They were married one year later. They did not have a big elaborate wedding; in fact they had decided to elope. Ruth explains it was just after the Depression and there wasn’t any money for a wedding. Also, she says, “eloping was just the thing to do at that time.” The couple went to Franklin, Manitoba, and officially tied the knot, celebrating afterwards by going out for a Chinese supper. So what is their secret to a long and lasting marriage? “Love and communication,” said Ruth. “We look after each other,” added Roy. One of the couple’s favourite memories over the last 70 years was a trip they took many years ago. The couple shared their story of how they had bought a Massey Ferguson tractor for their farm and were entered into a contest. “We never expected to win,” said Ruth. When they received notice they had won a trip to six different countries, they couldn’t believe it. “We were hard-working people,” said Ruth. “I would run a tractor outside with Roy and he would help me inside the house with things like dishes. We would never have been able to afford a trip like that.” “I was just a grain farmer,” added Roy. The couple explained how at the time

they had a four-year-old son andd a crop that was ready for harvest.. If they did not take care off the harvest, they would not get their year’s income. To their surprise, neighbours began calling, offering to watch their son while the they went on the vacation. Others called offering to harvest their crops. “They said to just mark the d barrels and that they would n do the rest,” said Ruth. “Even o complete strangers called to congratulate us.” They recall being amazed by the generosity of people, and how thing it allowed them to do something ble to they never would have been able do otherwise. They have travelled the world since, but looking back both Ruth and Roy agree nothing compared to that trip. “That (gave us) the best memories,” said Ruth. She also added with a smile, how they received pictures in the mail for months after their trip. Ruth explained how at this time they couldn’t really afford pictures, but this was also part of the trip package. The couple says they have had many other great memories together, some of which were just being able to help others. Both Ruth and Roy have volunteered with the Red Cross, collecting money, knitting and sewing items. They also made sure that their door was always open. Whether the person was destitute or rich, the couple always made sure they had food in their stomachs, clothes on their backs and a place to sleep. Roy and Ruth moved to Salmon Arm 20 years ago, where they have lived ever since. While the couple is not able to travel as they once did, they continue to enjoy life here. “We appreciated the interest and kindness of the people of Salmon Arm,” said Ruth. Their children have put together a party to celebrate the milestone anniversary, which Ruth says they are excited about. “We are looking forward to seeing all out family, friends, and neighbors.”

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City faces rising policing costs By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

Proposed changes to policing costs have raised eyebrows on Salmon Arm council. Council was asked last week to approve, in principle, budgets for the RCMP municipal policing contract, of which the city is responsible for 90 per cent. The budget for 2012/13 is $2,985,957, and the budget for 2013/14 is $3,233,791. Neither of these includes any increase to the number of officers at the detachment. A memo to council from corporate services director Monica Dalziel explains the forecasted cost for 2013 amounts to a 1.25 per cent increase in taxes, with the incremental increase per RCMP member amounting to $8,562, to a total per member cost of $168,378. (This reflects staffing/operational costs and is not what members are paid annually.) While council was

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I think that the province, and maybe all of the municipalities, needs to look at how we do policing and see if there are ways we can do things a little bit differently…” being asked to, and did agree in principle, for the benefit of the Federal Treasury Board’s budgeting process, Dalziel noted that if council did not agree, policing services could

be reduced to the community. Coun. Alan Harrison wasn’t concerned with the increase for 2012/13, but with the increase for the following year. He referred to a Union of B.C. Municipalities questionnaire regarding the RCMP’s recently completed contract with the Province of British Columbia. It states the average increase for 2013/14 is 2.75 per cent. Harrison said Salmon Arm’s increase is six per cent, and he’s working on finding out why. “There may be a good reason for it,” said Harrison. “But with the information I have now, I couldn’t figure it out. I will figure it out before budget time, because I think it’s important for us to know.” Mayor Nancy Cooper explained that the city prepays the RCMP each quarter and, in some years money has been refunded. In

other years, however, the city has had to pay more. Regardless, Cooper suggested the way policing is done needs to be looked at. “I just think about the medical system and we don’t go to the doctor for absolutely everything, and the doctor doesn’t do absolutely everything,” said Cooper. “We have quite a level of services from RNs to LPNs to home support… and I think that the province, and maybe all of the municipalities, needs to look at how we do policing and see if there are ways we can do things a little bit differently so we can better utilize the constables…” The same UBCM document also states that, under the new policing contract, taxpayers in communities with populations of 5,000 or less will at some point be paying more for policing through the provincial Police Tax.

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Wig service offers quality and compassion By Cavelle Layes OBSERVER STAFF

Laurie Bruce and Valerie Andersen learned firsthand why a business such as theirs is desperately needed in the area. Andersen has problems with thinning hair, which had sent the pair all over British Columbia to find a suitable wig. Instead they were met with poor and, at times even embarrassing, service along with low-quality products. They found out they were not the only ones faced with such experiences, as other friends shared their stories as well. “This makes a tough time even worse,” said Bruce. As a result Bruce and Andersen decided to open their own business called Bloom In-home Wig Service, which makes privacy and personalized service a top priority. Bruce explains that buying a wig can be an emotional time, especially if you are suffering from an illness. “You don’t want people staring at you,” says Bruce, “and salons will not allow you to take products home to try.” That is why Bloom In-Home Wig Service


Support: Valerie Andersen and Laurie Bruce are partners in a new in-home wig sales business. will bring products tdirectly to a client’s residence. Bruce encourages her clients to invite close family or friends to the fittings, explaining that it helps make the experience fun. Her goal is to make that time an escape from other worries and stresses. “They can open a bottle of wine and just enjoy themselves,” says Bruce. The women don’t charge for appointments and will stay at their client’s homes as long as needed. “They are welcome to try on as many wigs as they like until they find the right one for them,” said Bruce. “Our goal is to make our clients look and feel pretty again. If they find the perfect

wig but not the perfect colour, we will order it in.” The women arrive with advertising-free vehicles and bags to maintain their clients privacy. “The neighbors don’t need to know what we are doing there,” said Bruce. Before beginning their business Bruce and Anderson were not aware of the difference between good and bad wigs, nor how to properly care for their products. Bruce explains that her previous wigs would often be hot and itchy, but they thought “that’s just the way wigs are.” Before opening their business, the two women extensively researched wigs. As a re-

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Former SAS student’s research honoured By Cavelle Layes OBSERVER STAFF

This has been a big year for former Salmon Arm Secondary graduate, Ryan Trenholm, who not only won an award for his research, but has recently been chosen to represent the University of British Columbia in Japan later this summer. “I can’t believe it happened to me,” said 24-year-old Trenholm. The theme of the U21 International Research Conference being held in Japan is sustainability. Trenholm said he expects to see everything from psychology to botany being presented. “It will be an amazing learning experience,” said Trenholm. He received the honour of attending the U21 International Research Conference, after winning an Oral Presentation Award at the Multi-Disiplinary Undergraduate Research Conference in Vancouver. His award-winning project investigates water reduction in civic parks through the use of adaptive irrigation. After teaming-up

Ryan Trenholm UBC STUDENT with the City of Kelowna last summer, Trenholm discovered his methods were able to save the city nearly 50-60 per cent of water normally used. Despite competing against the city’s most advanced water system, Trenholm was able to save 210,000 litres of water. Through his research, Trenholm was also able to create a website that will help community and park managers evaluate and interpret data collected by water sensor nodes embedded in the grass in city parks. The website will use this data to create visual feedback. Trenholm hopes that his website will later be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of irrigation systems. The SAS grad has also created a mobile

phone application that allows developers to take advantage of specific features of their mobile device. This would enable park managers to access and use information while in the field. Some of these features include graphs, charts and maps. The mobile app will also allow residential users to better understand how their own irrigation systems work and, it’s hoped, make them more conscious of how to use them more effectively. In a phone interview, Trenholm explained how different this research was from his past school assignments. “I actually had to dig around in the dirt,” he said, describing the hands-on work required. “I had to collect soil samples to determine what type it was.” The City of Kelowna will not be adapting his system at this time, Trenholm explains. The cost of water is inexpensive, so any amount of labour makes it not financially viable. Despite the extra

costs, the city is still expressing its interest and has agreed to work with Trenholm once again this summer, in hopes of furthering his research. The goal will be to find ways to better manage the city’s water system. While the agreement is still in its negotiation phase, Trenholm says the city will be temporarily implementing his program into all Kelowna parks this year, instead of just one. Trenholm also presented his work at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences seventh annual Undergraduate Research Conference on April 4. The creative student will officially be graduating in June with a major in computer sciences from the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. When asked if he expected to accomplish so much in just one year Trenholm responded: “Definitely not, I didn’t even know about these conferences, or that these research projects even existed.” While he seemed to stumble onto this path

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Group offers support to bereaved parents By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Grief is a burden most people bear sometime in their lifetime. But there is a pain that sets bereaved parents apart. The progression is out of sync. Grandparents and parents are expected to go first in the “normal” scheme of life – not children. “Your first reaction is disbelief and shock,” says Sandy Quinn, whose 21-year-old son Devin died in an accident at Kalamalka Lake Aug. 8, 2009. “I had police come to my door, and my whole world changed.” Quinn’s husband works out of town and her other three adult children live elsewhere. “We had just moved to Salmon Arm to what was supposed to be our retirement home and I didn’t know my neighbours,” she says of the horrific day of Devin’s death. Alone and isolated in her grief, Quinn attended a six-week workshop presented by Shuswap Hospice, where her healing began and where she made a precious connection. “It helped because I met Fran Blackburn,” she says, noting the two provided each other with a veritable lifeline. Blackburn had already lost one son, 24-year-old Michael in 1996, and while she knew intellectually she could lose another child, she figured she had somehow paid her dues. She was again devastated when 19-year-old Austin was killed in a July, 2009 car accident. “When I lost Mike, it


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a sharing circle where we don’t interrupt and at the end, people have coffee and hang around and talk.” The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. with the next meeting scheduled for June 12. All parents or grandparents who have lost a child of any age to death by any means are welcome. For more information, call Frances at 250-832-8534, Sandy at 250-675-3793 or Cathy at 250-832-2454.

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Sosnowsky’s son, Alex, who died in an accident just after his 17th birthday. was like unbelievable,” she says. “The first time, I didn’t get any help, but when Austin was killed, I knew I couldn’t do this again without help.” Blackburn says the most helpful thing was simply meeting someone who suffered the same kind of loss and could understand what she was going through. “Other people will get fed up with your grieving; they feel it’s behind you when it never is,” says Blackburn. Forging a fast friendship, Quinn and Blackburn began attending The Compassionate Friends meetings in Vernon and were delighted author and bereaved parent Cathy Sosnowsky agreed to share her expertise by starting a new chapter in Salmon Arm. The women, for whom grief remains raw, find their emotions are still all over the map and sometimes difficult to articulate. They also find it easier to laugh together, because they both understand that being able to laugh now and then does not mean

the grieving process is complete. And that while most people understand grief in their own context, many fail to completely comprehend the pain inflicted by the loss of a child. “I think for most people there’s guilt – why didn’t I die?” says Sosnowsky, who joined The Compassionate Friends shortly after losing her son, Alex, a few days after his 17th birthday in 1992. “I think the grief is so strong that dying seems to be OK,” adds Blackburn quietly. “Life loses a lot of its value for quite a long time; it doesn’t seem as precious or important. But then you have to think of your living children.” Quinn agrees and admits to having fears about losing another one of her children, an event too terrible to contemplate. Based on the premise that “For we have known such sorrow as yours and we understand,” The Compassionate Friends Salmon Arm Chapter is a self-

help organization offering friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents. More than that, the group is about life – about resilience of the human spirit and parents learning that they must share in the responsibility for their healing and recovery. Members of the group are invited to share – in their own time. “You can go to Compassionate Friends, you don’t have to talk you can just listen,” says Quinn, who finds supporting others helps her heal. “We’re not counsellors, we’re a support system.” The first local meeting of The Compassionate Friends brought out 16 bereaved parents, something that surprised the women. While the group meets in a cosy room at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Compassionate Friends has no religious affiliation. “As our meeting ended, people were thanking us for starting a meeting,” says Sosnowsky. “We have

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Students share First Nations traditions By Cavelle Layes OBSERVER STAFF

Grade 4 students from Enderby’s M.V. Beattie Elementary were recently taken on an exciting journey into the Shuswap’s past courtesy of the Mary Thomas Cultural Village. As part of the Grade 4 curriculum, the students were studying the aboriginal spring unit, explained Cory Thomas, one of the aboriginal education workers. Gerry Thomas and his team at the village created an educational adventure that took the students on a laugh-filled tour of the Neskonlith culture, both past and present. The groups of students were able to engage in many different activities that allowed them to see the unique Neskonlith culture for themselves. Students eagerly called out the name of plants and trees as Gerry Thomas guided them on a tour through the

the Mary Thomas Cultural Village. forest. He showed the students how to identify plants they should avoid, such as the stinging nettle, which can leave a painful burning sensation on the skin. Students also learned how the some of the same plants that can cause so much pain can

also be used for healing or even food. Cory Thomas and Amy Sampson told traditional stories that inspired the students to create their own. With the aid of puppets, groups of students performed stories about greedy animals and

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Fire ban set for June 15


By Barb Brouwer

Nominate your neighbour, the people down the street, yourself or someone’s water garden, vegetable garden or best overall garden. Photos of one of these gardens will be featured in the Salmon Arm Observer each week, starting in June. The only stipulation is that the garden must be in the City of Salmon Arm.


Get ready to put a lid on the flames. Fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek says the Kamloops Fire Centre will add the Salmon Arm Fire Zone to the annual fire prohibition as of noon Friday, June 15. And the City of Salmon Arm will do the same. “Any fire larger than a half-metre wide by a halfmetre high is prohibited,� he says, noting the fire ban includes burn barrels, trash and debris piles and fireworks. “There is no ban on fireworks in the City of Salmon Arm,� says assistant fire chief Jim Nickles. “But if the situation gets extreme and Ministry of Forests puts a ban on campfires, we will follow suit with a ban on fireworks as well.� Depending on weather, the ban will be in place until Sept. 15 above 1,200 metres in elevation and won’t be lifted until Oct. 1 in areas below 1,200 metres. People should avoid lighting a campfire in windy conditions and must ensure that at least eight litres of water are available nearby to fully extinguish the fire. Never leave a campfire unattended. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire ban may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. The prohibition has already been in place for other zones within the Kamloops Fire Centre with a total of 61 person-caused fires already reported since April 1. None have been reported in the Salmon Arm Fire Zone, which is normally cooler and wetter than Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt and Lillooet fire zones. “We are forecasting wet weather this week, but don’t get complacent,� says Skrepnek. “The top layer of debris can dry out very quickly and just because it’s wet now, doesn’t mean it will be lowering the risk in the long term.� STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS DEA LS COU COUPON PONS S BROC BROCHUR HURES ES CAT CATALO ALOGUE GUES S C CONT ONTEST ESTS S PRODUC PRO DUCTS DUC TS STO STORES RES FLY FLYERS ERS DEALS DEALS COUPO COUPO UPONS NS BRO BROCHU CHURES CHU RES

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Both lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway between Chase and Sorrento were closed Sunday afternoon, June 3, after a four-vehicle collision. A Pontiac GrandAm entered the westbound lane and collided with a tractor-trailer. Debris from the collision damaged a GMC Envoy, which contained a mother and one-yearold baby. Subsequently, the Grand Am then had a head-on collision with a pickup truck. RCMP reported the only driver of the Grand Am received non lifethreatening injuries.

You may have to wait a little longer if you ordered a book from your local library. As part of the current contract dispute, Canadian Union of Public Employee van drivers will not be making deliveries to library branches between today and Saturday. “That means small branches that get one delivery a week may miss a delivery,” said Lesley Dieno, Okanagan Regional Library executive director. “All medium and large branches may miss at least one, and

up to two or three deliveries.” Besides new books and magazines not being added to library shelves, patrons who ordered books online will be impacted. “The process will be slower by four days,” said Dieno. Rose Jurkic, CUPE local 1123 president, says halting van deliveries is necessary. “We’re trying to show the employer we are serious about our needs but we’re not walking off the job and closing libraries,” she said of minimizing public disruption. CUPE members voted 96 per cent in favour

of strike in early April, although there has been limited action to this point, such as staff not collecting overdue fines. ORL has offered a 4.5 per cent increase over three years, and the union can decide if it goes to wages or benefits or a combination of both. CUPE is seeking a five per cent wage hike over three years as well as improvements to benefits. There have been no negotiations since the strike vote. “Neither party is willing to change its position at this time,” said Dieno.


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Summer beverages can pack a caloric wallop HEALTHY BITES

at a time. Leave the others on the shelf where they will be warm and unappealing. • Make yourself drink a glass of water between each alcohol-

Serena Caner Lawn mowing season has begun and, for many, this also marks the beginning of beerdrinking season. There is something wonderful about coming home after a hard day of work and cracking open a nice cold beer to enjoy on your patio. This habit would not be so bad except that, for many of us, that one beer turns into three… or six. Soon, from a calorie perspective, you might as well have gone to MacDonald’s, had a super-value meal and stopped at DQ on your way home (and believe it or not, there is more nutritional value in your fast-food meal, than your six-pack). An average beer has about 150 calories per can. Light beers are about 100 and strong beers are closer to 200 (due to higher alcohol content). For those who don’t like beer, wine still has about 120 calories for a 5 oz. glass, and some mixed drinks, such as margaritas or pina coladas, more 500 calories (1.5 ounces of hard liquor is 100 calories, before anything is mixed in). Furthermore, once you are in the “happy state,” you are less likely to go for a jog or make good decisions about what you eat. Beer goes nicely with salted nuts (another 800 calories per cup) and you can see how quickly these habits can lead to weight gain. The important message is moderation. Most health associations (like the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke) allow for one to two drinks per day. Unfortunately, these cannot be banked for a weekend binge. To enjoy responsibly, remember these tips: • Keep only one or

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ic drink. • For mixed drinks, use lower-calorie mixers such as diet pop, soda water or lots of ice. • Sip your alcohol,

rather than chug (similar to chewing your food well). • Make a list of chores/activities that must get accomplished before cracking a drink

(because, let’s be honest, they won’t get done afterwards). • Stop using your ride-on mower and opt for a push mower. This way, you burn off the

calories you will enjoy in your beer. - Serena Caner is a registered dietician who works at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

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Mick gathers winning team behind bench The Salmon Arm for the Vernon Vipers, SilverBacks have hired where he and Mick won two additions to Troy the 1999 Royal Bank Mick’s team. Cup in Yorkton, Sask. Brandon West, bench “We have had a lot boss of the MML of successes together Okanagan Rockets in over the years and we 2010-2011, has been look forward to doing hired as the new assis- it again with the Silvertant coach B a c k s ,” for the Sils a i d verBacks. Mick. W e s t In other worked as news, loan assiscal fans tant coach h a v e on Rylan probably F e r s t e r ’s noticed a staff with fa m i l i a r the Westname now Brandon side WarcompetWest riors of the ASSISTANT COACH ing for the BCHL in holy grail 2011-2012, of hockey, and has been selected by the Stanley Cup. Team Pacific to work as New Jersey Devan assistant coach at the ils centre Travis Zajac 2013 World Under-17 played for the ’Backs Hockey Challenge. during the 2002 and “Brandon is a young, 2003 seasons. Durmotivated coach, who ing the playoffs, Zahas an impressive jac scored three goals coaching resumé al- against the Florida Panready at such a young thers, two versus the age,” said Mick. Philadelphia Flyers and Also joining the team two against the New is Rob Morphy, the York Rangers. He has ’Backs new director of yet to score in the final scouting and head scout. round against the L.A. Morphy spent several Kings who take to the years as head scout ice again tonight. A17



Speed was the name of the game at the first Salmon Arm Barrel Bonanza held over the weekend at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. With great agility, riders and their horses completed a pattern, racing around barrels and back to the finish line as fast as their four legs could carry them. At the end of two days of racing, the fastest average time was compiled, giving the 1D – or ‘first division’ winner. When the dust had settled, Kyla

Clarke from Kelowna on her steed, Sail On Fast Chick, took top spot in the Open category, winning $1,400 in prize money. Then, rather than simply giving prizes to the top-10 riders, a designated time is added to the 1D winner, creating a 2D category. Similarly, another set time is added to the 2D winner, creating a 3D category – and so on. “You never know which division you’ll fall into until the fastest horse wins,” explains

Steed speed: Left, barrel racer Racquel Marchiel, who took top spot in the peewee fourth division, rounds the barrel at the Salmon Arm Barrel Bonanza. Above, Candace Mitchell, who took first in the fourth division open category, completes her pattern. Chantelle Prentice, who co-organized the event. Taking the 2D win was Lissa Quinlann from Grindrod on Molson. The 3D winner was Sue Bleile from Chase on Dreamer. And first in 4D was Silver Creek rider Candace Mitchell on Keeta.

Candace’s daughter Mariah, riding Cheanna, was equally successful, winning 1D in the Peewee category. Another Salmon Arm rider was in the winnings in the Peewee category – Raquel Marchiel claimed top spot in 4D. Prize money was awarded to ninth place per day in each divi-

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Girls Only soccer Salmon Arm’s up-and-coming female soccer stars can now register for the 16th Annual Girls Only Soccer School. The school will be coached by Tricia Martin, Irene Cultum, and Liz Mair who will be teaching participants a range of skills including passing, shooting, ball control and defending. The first session runs July 9 - 13 and the second runs July 16 to 20, all at SASCU Sports Fields at Little Mountain. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 11:30, and cost is $100. Registration forms should be in by June 22. They can be picked up at the SASCU Recreation Centre or from most elementary schools. For information, call 250-832-8971 or email

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Outlaws claim nail-biter The Shuswap Outlaws Minor Lacrosse Association held its annual tournament at the Shaw Centre this past weekend. The tournament was divided between Peewee, Bantam and Midget divisions with a total of 11 teams taking part. The deciding games were held on Sunday with all three Shuswap teams making it to their respective finals. The Peewee Outlaws played Merritt on Sunday but were overwhelmed by a strong Thunder team. The Bantams also came up short against Prince George in their final game. In the tournament finale, the Midget Outlaws came up big in a thrilling 4-3 victory over the North Delta Islanders. Overall, the tournament was a competitive, well-run affair which will lead the Shuswap teams into the final portion of their regular seasons. League playoffs and zone playdowns will begin in mid-June.

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Making the jump to Junior A lacrosse

Roller derby The Okanagan-Shuswap’s Raggedy Rollers will take on the Rink Minx of Comox Valley in a roller derby double header this weekend at Armstrong’s Hassen Memorial Arena. For more information, visit http://osrda.webs. com.

Bell ties for fourth At the PGA Association of B.C. Tournament Champions Monday, May 28 at The Harvest in Kelowna, Canoe Creek’s Jesse Crowe and Salmon Arm’s Cody Bell tied for fourth with Dean Claggett and Curtis Pannell of Two Eagles at 68. Crowe and Bell collected $650 and split a $200 skin earned by Crowe.


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On the move: Ethan Trotter now plays for the

Ethan Trotter is right where he wants to be – for now. Trotter has accomplished what few have done. He’s made a Junior A lacrosse team and is now playing for the Okotoks Raiders in Alberta. Ethan’s dad Kevin notes that lots of players try out for Okotoks, because they’re a skilled team. They’ve been to the pinnacle of lacrosse in Canada, the Minto Cup, the last two years running. Attaining his goal hasn’t been easy. Trotter, 19, practised throughout February and March with the team, before getting accepted to their camp in April. He shed 15 pounds in order to increase speed, and worked out in the gym five days a week to stay fit and strong. “I had to get a lot faster, lean out a little bit. It hasn’t really changed my game much. There are more systems for offence and defence; it

takes all five guys to make it work. If one guy is not doing his job, it breaks down.” Now that league play is underway, the Raiders practise four times a week and, once playoffs start, that will increase to five or six, he says. Although the Raiders are a young team this year with lots of 16 and 17 year olds, their relative lack of experience hasn’t been a detriment. They’ve already defeated the top Calgary team in a tight contest, with their sights set on the Minto Cup once again. The Minto Cup is set for August in Ontario. While Trotter is playing for a different team, his love for the game hasn’t changed. “It’s fast, it’s rough, it’s always entertaining, there’s always lots of goals. You never have games where there’s no scoring – it’s usually in the double digits.

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Sockeyes earn personal bests, team wins

Winning bridge May 24: Social bridge, 1. Doug Stewart, 2. Norm Hannett, 3. Len Magri, 4. Coro Kilborn. May 27: 1. Orville Cooper, 2. Mary Mackenzie, 3. Dickie Motherwell, 4. Bruce Motherwell; May 29: 1. Dan Quilty and Michael Clayton, 2. Ona Bouchard and Jim McLean. The Salmon Arm Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Tuesday evening. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 250-832-7454 or 250-832-7323. May 31: 1. Ella Hoskins, 2. Len Magri, 3. June Scott, 4. Noreen Ockley. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

Salmon Arm’s Sockeyes’ have spent the past couple weekends competing in their first two swim meets of the season. The first was in Penticton’s new pool, where every one of the 27 participants swam personal bests. The small number attending didn’t deter the Sockeyes from having impressive results – the team placed second overall. The girls team placed third, with a number of swimmers winning aggregates for combined points for top finishes

in individual events, including top finishes from Julianne Moore (Division 1), Keeya Corbett (Div. 2), Chantel Jeffrey (Div. 3) and Eliza-Jane Kitchen (Div. 6). Secondplace finishes included Claire Hall (Div. 3) and Georgia Kehl (Div.5). Abbie Nesdoly earned a bronze (Div. 5). The boys won the meet with two division sweeps. The first was in Div. 1 with Connor Levins, Eric Moore and Rowan Trow finishing first, second and third respectively. In Div. 4, Matthew Nesdoly,

Gaelyn Gilliam and Matt Cooper filled the top three spots. Additional gold medals were earned by Stephen Moore (Div. 2) and Brayden Gilliam (Div. 5). Finishing off the podium finishes for the Sockeyes was a silver medal by Alexander Corbett (Div. 5) and a bronze by Andrew Hall (Div. 2). Many Sockeyes had best times in all six events including Claire Hall, Megan Hart, Chantel Jeffrey, Julianne Moore, Benjamin and Kennedy Novakowski.

Layla Schmidt competed with the Sockeyes for the first time ever, but swam like a veteran and has shown great improvement over the season so far. In Richmond, the Sockeyes took a small but mighty team of nine swimmers. Their swims were noticed in the tough and deep competition that was present at the pool. All swimmers placed in the top six in multiple swims. Gold medal finishes were swum by Julianne Moore (50-metre fly, breaststroke and

individual medley), Eric Moore (50-m breaststroke), Stephen Moore (50-m fly, breaststroke, backstroke, 100-m individual medley and free), Chantel Jeffrey (50-m fly), Brayden Gilliam (100-m fly) and Eliza-Jane Kitchen (100-m breaststroke and 200-m individual medley). One meet record was set by Sockeye Stephen Moore in the 50-m breaststroke in a time of 41.29, shaving almost three seconds off the old record set in 2000.

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Weekend wins for Shuswap The Shuswap Girls U11 Development Soccer Team played two games in Salmon Arm on Sunday. In their first game they were outplayed by Nelson and lost the game 5-1, with Roxanne Van Rooyen scoring an unassisted goal for Shuswap. In their second game, against Kamloops, the Shuswap girls came out strong and were leading the game 2-0 at the half time. Kate Milne and Megan Hart scored in the first half, with the assists going to Hannah Tarzwell and Courteney Bacon. The Kamloops team fought back in the second half and managed to score two goals, resulting in a final score of 2-2. The last weekend of play is in Vernon on June 10.

Tough loss The U16 Boys Shuswap Selects faced Kelowna United on Sunday in Salmon Arm, the third time the two teams have met this season. In the two previous contests, one an exhibition game, Shuswap has been victorious. On Sunday, the Selects gave a great effort in the first half but ended it down 2-0. In the second half, the local boys came out with confidence and scored three unan-

swered goals. Kelowna got one more back to tie the game, 3-3. Then, in the last minute of the game, an unfortunate penalty shot was awarded to Kelowna, giving the visitors a 4-3 win. The Selects travel to Kamloops next Sunday to play the Blaze.

Playdowns Because soccer playdowns are scheduled for the same weekend as Enderby graduation ceremonies, and the U-18 boys Select soccer team has team members from Enderby, the team played its first of two rescheduled playdown games (the next game being played in Kelowna on Tuesday, June 12) against Kelowna in Salmon Arm Sunday at Blackburn field. It was a well-played match, but unfortunately the Selects lost 1-0.

To a draw In Division 1 action in the North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association May 29, the Little Tex Outlaws and Glenn Power of Salmon Arm battled to a scoreless draw. Glenn Power is 2-1-3.

Double wins In the North Okanagan Soccer League

showdown match May 30, it was host Courvas of Salmon Arm brushing back North Enderby Timber 3-1. All the goals came in the first half. Courvas (6-0) used speed for their first and second goals, with both goals coming off right-wing, through balls and low, hard shots to the bottom left corner. The third Courvas tally was off a mis-timed header by the NET centre back, which resulted in a breakaway. In their play, Nation of Domination Eagle Homes shaded Monashee Surveying 2-1 in Vernon. Monashee (3-2-1) led 1-0 at the break but NOD (4-3) evened the score off a gorgeous free kick from about 30 yards. Shortly after, Eagle Homes scored again off a great ball in from the right, followed by a header on the left post. The game got tough and cards came out with a Monashee player picking up a red for violent conduct. Also on the pitch, the Salmon Arm Outlaws clipped Concept Physio 3-2 in Vernon. Concept put a beautiful shot by the keeper for 0-6-1, Concept’s first goal. The Outlaws (1-6) tied it with a free kick that clipped the

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wall and took a crazy bounce. Concept went up 2-1 but the Outlaws equalized before the half and won it on a penalty kick.

Kurt Giszas waits his turn as Alke Broeder throws her bowl during a game played recently at the Salmon Arm Lawn Bowling Club.

Team first In the Capri Insurance Okanagan Oldtimers League, Salmon Arm earned a close, tightly fought victory over NC from Kelowna, a team Salmon Arm has never beaten in league play since they came into the league. Wolfgang Bopp scored the first goal 10 minutes after some sustained pressure around their goal. Kelowna scored an equalizer near the end of the half, with John Damon keeping the team in the game. Again, credit goes to the team’s defence. Steve Murphy had another outstanding performance, as did Jake Jakobsen on left and Al Bensmiller on right. Man of the match was Davey Howes who played in the middle with Nigel Clack. Andy Whiston played the entire game on left wing with Ralph Segreto, Johannes Schneider and Rich Morton filling in on right mid. Jeff Abbott scored the second and winning goal with less than 10 minutes to go.


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Big wins for fighters A pair of Gracie Barra Vernon-Shuswap members from Salmon Arm put their Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills to good use at Battlefield Fight League (BFL) 16 on Friday June 1 in Vancouver. Fighting in the iconic Vogue Theatre, Canoe’s Ryan (Grizz) Allen earned the vacant BFL middleweight (185-pound) amateur belt with a late first-round knockout of Nanaimo’s Jer Kornelsen in the card’s co-main event. After missing with an overhand right, Allen clinched with Kornelson and wore him down against the cage with some Greco-Roman wrestling. Feeling his opponent tire, Allen

earned a takedown, avoided a submission attempt, gained back control and then rained down bombs to earn the knockout and improve to 4-1. Kornelson is 4-3. “The last 10 seconds of the round he connected with some real good shots and he was out,” said Gracie Barra instructor Mario Deveault, who coaches alongside Dave Rothwell. “When Ryan puts that pressure on, people misjudge him, and they can’t handle it.” The middleweight belt became available when its former owner, Micah Brakefield, turned pro. The lanky fighter surprised Allen with a submission win at

BFL 13 in February in Vernon. In a middleweight under card, Salmon Arm’s Chad Polson, making his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut, stopped Vancouver’s Dwight Joe with a rear naked choke at 2:03 of the first round. “I don’t know if he’ll go again because he had such a good time,” smiled Deveault. “For a first fight, he got everything.” Polson set up the choke by gaining back control and a body triangle. Coaches Deveault and Rothwell expressed how impressed they were with the pair, “It was a big night for both of them and we are very proud to have these two train with us.”


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AGA Public Art Gallery was a-buzz last Monday. Grades one and five South Broadview students zipped around the exhibition of their own photographs – pictures that described matters of importance in their own lives. In February, 41 students were given a camera for a week and directed to take photographs at school, at home and in the community for a project called Photographing Our Lives. The amazing results were on display at the art gallery. Each exhibit comprised of notes that introduced the students, their name, age and what they liked about the photos, says the school’s current artist in residence Zev Tiefenbach. “What I try to get when I take photo images is a sense of intimacy and authenticity, and what I find is when you give cameras to these kids, they’re able to document their lives with more intimacy and authenticity than I could,” he says. “So for me, the images these kids create are a body of photographs that are so interesting and beautiful that I become really passionate about their work.” Principal Steve Atkins called Photographing Our Lives a wonderfully creative experience for everyone involved. “They learned to use cameras, develop an eye for photography – what constitutes a photo as opposed to a snapshot – and describe what’s important in their lives,” he says. “And they had a huge amount of pride in being able to exhibit in a local gallery.” Atkins says in the week they had

one of eight cameras supplied by a local business, each student first met with Tiefenbach to get a bit of hands-on technical advice. At the end of the week, their photos were downloaded onto a computer and groups comprised of three Grade 1 students and three Grade 5 students went through each portfolio, deciding together which were most significant and best suited for the exhibition. “What gave it artistic merit was they were able to critically evaluate their own work as well as their classmates,” says Atkins, noting students who were not in on this year’s project were clamouring for another one. “They love hands-on things; it’s exciting for them and they get to show you some of their personal lives – their parents, pets, hobbies. They take a lot of pride in their personal lives.” Grade 1 teacher Jaana Mainprize enjoyed the project, deeming it an exceptional opportunity for her students. “The thing that really pops into my mind is it was a really interesting way for the kids to gather information about their own lives and the photos were fantastic,” agrees Grade 5 teacher Catherine Auten, who pointed out that working with a seasoned photographer was also an important aspect of the program. This project was supported by School District #83, the South Broadview Elementary PAC and several area businesses. Those who were unable to go to the gallery will have a chance to see the work on display from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17 in the school house at Haney Heritage Village & Museum.



Good work: (Clockwise from top) South Broadview Grade 5 students William Charlton, Keona Brideau and Danielle Paetsch look at their own and other students’ photographs on exhibition for one day at SAGA Public Art Gallery May 28. Grade 1 and Grade 5 students at South Broadview School participated in Photographing Our Lives. A funding proposal is in the works with the school hoping to be able to offer the program again next year.

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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our ofĂ&#x201E;ce, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 MUSIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Salmon Arm Secondary concert band (27 piece) will perform a variety of favorites at 1 p.m. in the Sullivan Campus Theatre. ANNUAL INSPECTION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Royal Canadian Air Cadets 222 Shuswap Squadron wraps up another year at 6:30 p.m. at the Shaw Centre.

THURSDAY, JUNE 7 MUSIC DOWNTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Salmon Arm Secondary Senior Jazz Band (15 piece) will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. ART SPEAK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SAGA Public Art Gallery presents a 2 p.m. slide show and artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk by Rosanna Marmont, whose work appears in exhibition through June. JAZZ CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sandy Cameron Quintet performs a musical potpourri of jazz and swing at 7 p.m. at the SAGA Public Art Gallery. Admission by suggested donation of $10.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 QUILTS AT HANEY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; One-day heritage quilting show from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at RJ Haney Heritage Village. Admission is $5. Marjorieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tea Room will serve a special quilters pancake breakfast and lunch special. PANCAKE BREAKFAST â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre volunteers will be flap-jacking from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to this all-you-caneat meal at a very reasonable rate. Kitchen closes from June 16 to Sept. 4. CANCER AWARENESS - Pink Piston Paddlers host a free Cancer Awareness Tea 1 to 4 p.m. at Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre. Keynote speaker Dr. Janice Journeau will give a talk at 2:30 p.m. Call Corinne at 250-832-3052 for more info.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 COUPLES NIGHT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Five Corners Pentecostal Church presents Christian comedian Phil Callaway, and award-winning guitarist Jay Calder, in Couples Night Out. Tickets are $5 per couple and are available at the door, and online through CITIZENS UNDER CONSTRUCTION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shuswap Eagles Pathfinders host free â&#x20AC;&#x153;iLearn Streetâ&#x20AC;? for youths seven to 14 to experience, imagine and participate in fun, interesting and innovative projects, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the north side of the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12 BEREAVED PARENTS: Newly formed support group, the Compassionate Friends, takes place at 7 p.m. at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church. Take a framed photo of your child to display. Info: Cathy at 250-832-2454.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 WOW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesday on the Wharf kicks off another season with Lead Painted Toys at 6:45 p.m. at Marine Park. Admission is by donation. Take your blanket or lawn chair. REFRESHER - Masonic Lodge 52 invites all brethren to dress causally and attend a serious refresher meeting and pizza dinner. For information, call Bob Gledson at 250-833-4732 or Dale Townsend at 250-832-2443.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 HELPING HAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bid on something at a silent auction Friday and Saturday to help the family of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christian student Richard Smith with expenses for treatment of multi-symptom Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Call Jayne at 250832-3983 to donate items for the auction, or make a monetary donation at the local TD branch across from Askewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, account number #6310431. ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John Theobald presents a $20 introductory lecture on a biological program for health at the Downtown Activity Centre at 7 p.m. Followed by two-day seminar. Call Glen Livingstone at 250-833-1397.

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Donate a loonie for food Salmon Arm residents have the chance to make a difference with just one dollar. The Second Harvest Food Bank has put together a fundraiser that will stretch the entire month of June. During this time organizers are asking that Salmon Arm residents donate a single dollar to help their cause. “We believe that there are somewhere in the neighbourhood of 8,000 to 10,000 families in Salmon Arm,” said Diana Mangold. “So if every family donates just one loonie, that would be a tremendous help to Second Harvest.” Donations can be placed in the white mailbox located by the Save-On Foods exit or in the marked cans located at Askew’s and Salmon Arm Health Foods.



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Living a fuller life, later in life By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Women who have, for many years, “put themselves at the back of the bus” in terms of priority, often find challenges in putting themselves first later in life. Doing that is them subject of two focus groups taking place Wednesday, June 27, one from 9 a.m. to noon and the other from 6 to 9 p.m. Kathleen Seeley, and two others are co-authoring a book called

Good Food, Good Wine, Good Sex. “One of my co-authors has been married for 30 years, I just ended my 19-year marriage, and the other one has been in a 15-year marriage challenged by raising kids and managing a high-profile career,” says Seeley, who works with corporate leadership teams and with Jack Canfield, cocreator of the Chicken Soup series of books. The women discovered that although their circumstances are very

different, their dreams, desires and inner conflicts are very similar. “Our book is about what women have to give up, what we have to say good-bye to, in order to have a passionate and sensual life filled with aliveness and presence – things like, obligation, selfjudgment, poor body image, blame. Seeley says technical information will be written by a professional, but the three women will gather stories from other women,

connect them and give real practical advice and information in the book she promises will be fun, lighthearted and honest. “Women are questioning themselves about what they’re going to do with the second half of life,” Seeley says. “In all the literature, nothing really deals with all the issues.” If you are interested in participating, e-mail or call her at 250-832-2245.

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KAY DOWDING Katherine Breta Dowding “Kay” passed away peacefully in Overlander Care Home in Kamloops, BC on Monday, May 28, 2012 at the age of 93 years. A true pioneer of the Sorrento area, Kay was born in Notch Hill on May 26, 1919, moving to Blind Bay at the age of 6 to begin school, she returned for a few years to Notch Hill, later moving to Valleyview, Alberta to finish school. She then moved to work in downtown Vancouver, a few years later moving to Ioca, where she met, and married Alvin Dowding. In 1950 they returned to the family farm in Sorrento, continued on the farm until they sold in 1977, allowing them to enjoy retirement in the Sorrento area for many years. They enjoyed years of travel to such places as Mexico, Sweden and Ireland. She had a passion for Gardening, Family, Fishing, and camping trips. A Memorial reception in the Notch Hill Hall will be held at a later date, as will interment of Kay and Al in her Grandparents grave lot in Notch Hill Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband, Alvin Dowding on May 7, 2007 (after 62 years of marriage); granddaughter, Sheri on October 28, 2010, sister, Mary Roseberg, and brothers, Swan and Carl Gradin. Kay is survived by her two children, Louise (Ken) Cooper and Jim (Carol) Dowding; 3 grandchildren, Gary and Darryl Cooper, and Ryan Dowding; 13 great grandchildren; Nicole, Brandon, Jared, Kirby, Kiersten, Sarah, MacKenzie, Ava, Shianna, Skyla, Sam, Jared and Lauryn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Society of BC, Suite 300, 828 West 8th avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 Email condolences may be sent to Kay’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm, BC

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RENE JOSEPH LE FRANC October 18, 1934 - May 29, 2012 at the age of 77 years nitoba, Born in St. Lazare, Manitoba, efully Rene passed away peacefully ara with his loving wife Barbara ng by his side. After a long struggle with Alzheimer’ss h and a short battle with n cancer, Rene will rest in peace in Salmon Arm, BC. d Rene was predeceased o by his parents and two e. sisters Henriette and Rose. ng In addition to his loving ears, wife of almost 50 years, Barbara, Rene is also missed k) by five children Rachell (M (Mark), Karna (Al), Rene D. (Linda), Koren, Dan (Mary); four grandchildren Brody, Abigayle, Zachary and Naomi, two brothers Ernie and Marcel; as well as numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rene was a carpenter by trade – a long standing and proud member of the Carpenter’s Union and IWA. In the past, he worked road construction/ maintenance for Twin River Timber in Terrace, BC. He helped to build the Revelstoke Dam and has built and worked on many houses in the Salmon Arm area. As well as living 34 years in Salmon Arm, Rene and his family lived 13 years in Terrace, BC and three years in The Pas, MB. He enjoyed spending his spare time building things, fixing anything, gardening and strumming his guitar. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to his doctors, Dr. Lourens and Dr. Gow; the care giving angels at Bastion Care Centre and to Cy and the amazing staff at Harmony Haven Adult Day Support. A celebration of Rene’s life will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre, 170 5th Ave. SE, Salmon Arm. The family invites all those who knew Rene to join them. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Rene’s name to the Alzehimer Society, Cancer Society or to Harmony Haven. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at

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DORA LILLIAN TRETICK 1932 - 2012 It is with sadness that the family of Dora announces her passing during the early hours of Wednesday morning May 30, 2012 at the age of 80 years. Dora was born to parents Edward and Lily Cowie in Rosetown Saskatchewan on January 25, 1932. Predeceased by father Edward Cowie, mother Lily Anderson, brother Edward and sister Iris. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Judy Rempel (Jerry), granddaughter Angie (Travis), grandson Mike, granddaughters Kaylee, Amber and Katie, special friend and niece Phyllis, sister in-law Lucille Cowie, nephews Fain and Robert and nieces Laura, Janet, Kelly and Lisa. A private graveside was held on Monday June 04, 2012 at 11:00 am at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, BC where she was laid to rest in her mothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grave. Online condolences can be sent through Doraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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JOHN ELVIN (JACK) McCALLUM It is with great sadness and sorrow the family announces the passing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;John Elvin McCallumâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? of Sicamous, BC. Born on September 27, 1916 in Eden, Manitoba. Predeceased by parents; William & Katheryn Jean, brothers; Jim & Robert, sister; Annie & daughter-in-law; Eleanor. Left to grieve is his loving wife â&#x20AC;&#x153;Floâ&#x20AC;? of 75 years, son; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack Jrâ&#x20AC;?, grandchildren; Don (Jane), Yvonne (Geoff), Alannah (Old Hands), Darlene (Cliff), Charlene (Mike), nieces, nephews, 6 great-grandchildren and many wonderful friends. Jack ďŹ rst met Flo in 1933 at a dance in Neepawa, Manitoba where their love soon blossomed. They were married June 5th 1937, a year later young â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack Jrâ&#x20AC;? was born. He served in the army as a medic in the 2nd World War, for four years and was stationed in France. For a short time, they lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, and then moved to Northern BC, and the Yukon. He worked for D.O.T., then airport manager at Beaton River, Watson Lake, Smith River, then settled for many years in Dease Lake. They moved to Sicamous in 1971, where he worked at the forestry tower on Queest Mountain and Lake Forester on the Shuswap Lakes. Retirement came where he and Flo enjoyed their time together in their home on Silver Sands Road. He enjoyed hunting, ďŹ shing, ďŹ&#x201A;ying, and spending time telling stories with many friends. In 1988 he wrote a book with friend Steven Hill, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Bold Pilotâ&#x20AC;?, about his many adventures as a bush pilot in Northern BC and the Yukon. On his 93rd and 95th birthdays, he went sky diving with two of his granddaughters. Recently returned to Scotland, England and France, for the 75th anniversary for D-Day reception & celebration of the 1st & 2nd World War in Dieppe, France, where he participated in the parades. The family would like to express much gratitude & thanks to Jan & Epp (who have always been there), Dr. Stacey Kirkman and all the nursing staff at Salmon Arm Jubilee Hospital. A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, June 5th, 1:00 pm at the Seniors Community Centre in Sicamous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A true pioneer and adventurist who will be forever loved and missed by many.â&#x20AC;? Arrangements entrusted to FISCHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories at www.ďŹ





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Red Cross Water Safety Instructor required to teach swimming lessons in the lake. The ideal candidate will have Red Cross certiďŹ cation & updated ďŹ rst aid, enjoy working with children from 3 yrs-14 yrs, be available for approximately 4 hours per day from July 9-August 3, have transportation to the Sunnybrae and Blind Bay communities in the South Shuswap. Rate of pay will be $20/per hour. Please email resume or inquiries to the North and South Shuswap Community Resource Association at before June 15, 2012.

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

Bylaw Enforcement OfďŹ cer The CSRD is seeking a qualiďŹ ed Bylaw Enforcement OfďŹ cer to join our Development Services Team to be responsible for investigating complaints of infractions of the regional districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bylaws and regulations, and undertaking appropriate action to ensure compliance. The successful candidate will have completed post-secondary, education courses related to Bylaw Enforcement and three (3) years relevant experience in investigation and/or law enforcement work, preferably in a unionized, local government environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A valid BC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License is a requirement of the job.

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Technical Advisor, Wood Products - India Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. is seeking a Technical Advisor, Wood Products for a one to two year contract based in Mumbai, India. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of BC softwood species and appropriate application of BC wood products. For further information, interested candidates are asked to view the job description and qualiďŹ cations at www.bcďŹ under Contract and Employment Opportunities.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer

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Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union Marketing Administrator, Full-time, Permanent Administration Office Salmon Arm

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Pharmasave in Salmon Arm is now accepting applications for a FULL TIME PHARMACY ASSISTANT/TECHNICIAN position. We are looking for a friendly and experienced individual to join our team of professionals. Please submit your resumé in confidence to Troy Cook at

Make your future at SASCU and choose to have a great career close to home. We employ over 130 people in various areas between our three full-service branches in Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Sorrento and our head office in Salmon Arm. Sharing our expertise to improve our members’ financial well-being and having a positive impact in our communities are at the heart of everything we do. We also value innovation, respect and collaboration and strive for excellence in our daily work. Whether you’re just starting a career in financial services, or are a seasoned professional eager to share your knowledge with your colleagues, you’ll find the working environment at SASCU to be a perfect blend of friendly, supportive, professional and fun. Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Marketing Administrator is responsible for implementing the credit union’s marketing strategies and initiatives. This includes direct involvement with internal and external campaigns, advertising, public relations, communications, and community relations. Key responsibilities include: Deliver internal and external campaigns: • Coordinate and monitor activities with ad agency, suppliers and media to ensure delivery of products and services; • Create and deliver in-branch support materials (presentations, website posts, staff communication pieces); • Provide support to branches with respect to marketing campaigns and sales initiatives; Deliver public relations and communications initiatives: • Implement changes to web sites (in-house or contract to supplier); • Maintain and update information on SASCU website, including story writing, editing, photo selection, job orders and maintaining and monitoring ongoing access statistics; • Select stories, edit, proof, produce and coordinate the distribution of SASCU member newsletter, staff bulletins and other mass communication tools; • Coordinate and monitor the Annual Review process; • Maintain and update information on intranet website; • Identify and update interest rates on all affected collateral and co-ordinate with suppliers for timely delivery. Coordinate sponsorship and donation programs: • Respond to general enquiries and provide information regarding guidelines and process to applicants; • Maintain sponsorship database for tracking, reporting and budgeting purposes; • Prepare submission packages for board presentations; • Provide written notification to applicants of final decision and respond to follow-up enquiries; • Create in-branch digital ads to promote sponsorship; • Co-ordinate the promotion of SASCU donations with organizations receiving larger donations; • Manage marketing collateral inventory; • Provide administrative and general support for department initiatives; • Support community related staff initiatives; Experience and Qualifications Required: Qualifications for this position include post secondary education in Marketing, Advertising, Publishing or Administration plus two years related experience. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. The Marketing Administrator is competent in the use of MS Office including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access and has experience with desktop publishing and photo editor programs. A good working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver and HTML coding is recommended. Good communication skills in writing, editing and proofreading are required. Strong attention to detail, organization and time management skills combined with the adaptability to work with various stakeholders and change priorities is critical. For more information on this challenging role, please visit our website. To apply, drop off, mail or email a résumé to us by June 18, 2012. Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union Human Resources Box 868, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N9

Tel: 250 833-1313 Fax: 250 833-4480 Email:

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Driver required, minimum Class 3 w/air, must be physically fit. Must send abstract. Fax resume to 250-547-9414 or

SUMMER Employment Cleaning staff for Scotch Creek Cottages June - Oct. Pleasant work environment and good wages to reliable, conscientious workers. Must be available most Saturdays during July and August. Contact Greg or Cheryl 250-9550080 T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. 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.

FULL-TIME line cook needed immediately at Home Restaurant- Sorrento. Apply in person to Doug.

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 or stop by in person. No phone calls please.

Parkside Estate in Chase is now recruiting for care aides for casual and full time basis. The ideal candidates will have two years’ experience as a care aide and must have a registration number to be considered. Resumes with supporting documents can be Emailed to: or Faxed to: 250-434-8566

RESIDENTIAL CARE AIDE/GROUP HOME COUNSELLOR IN VERNON AND ARMSTRONG Casual/On Call (must be willing to work evenings and weekends) Qualifications - Special Needs Worker Certificate or Extended Worker Certificate or Human Service Worker Certificate or Care Aid Certificate or Community Support Worker Certificate and First Aid. Skills - Ability to use positive reinforcement techniques, bridge non verbal communications, assessments and programming, computer literate and work in a team environment. Start rate per hour - $15.54 per hour + benefits Forward resume with cover letter, qualifications and references to: Kindale Developmental Association PO Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 E-mail: Fax: 250-546-3053 PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP INS Wages per BCGEU Agreement

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

Bylaw Enforcement Officer The CSRD is seeking a qualified Bylaw Enforcement Officer to join our Development Services Team to be responsible for investigating complaints of infractions of the regional district’s bylaws and regulations, and undertaking appropriate action to ensure compliance. The successful candidate will have completed post-secondary, education courses related to Bylaw Enforcement and three (3) years relevant experience in investigation and/or law enforcement work, preferably in a unionized, local government environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A valid BC Driver’s License is a requirement of the job. Based on operational needs, this position may work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, and weekends. The normal work week (35 hours) will consist of 5 consecutive days, followed by 2 consecutive days off.

Interested candidates should submit a covering letter and resume by 4:00 PM on Friday, June 15, 2012 to: Colleen Goodey, Administrative/HR Assistant Columbia Shuswap Regional District 781 Marine Park Drive NE Box 978 SALMON ARM, BC, V1E 4P1 Telephone: (250) 833-5922 Fax: (250) 832-9774 E-mail: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Help Wanted

To find out more about this position visit our website at www.csrd.bc.a



Need Cash Today? Payday loans up to $1000 using employment, CTB, EI or Pension, or Collateral Loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle! Cash Factory Loans also offers cheque cashing, tax returns, and Wester Union! 350B Ross Street NE next to NAPA or 250-832-2222 Oil Change Technician/ Customer Service Representative Required for Great Canadian Oil Change. Must have a strong mechanical aptitude and be good with computers. Automotive repair experience or training an asset. Must have a clean neat appearance and work well with the public. Weekend work required. Please call (250)832-1040 or apply in person at 1291 TCHwy SW Salmon Arm 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 OPTOMETRIC CENTRE is looking to expand its professional team with the addition of a full-time optometric dispenser. Duties include sales, dispensing, and eyeglass adjustments and repairs. Sales and dispensing experience are preferred assets but are not mandatory; we are willing to train the right person. Our strong team approach requires an enthusiastic team player who is positive, loyal, punctual, hard working, and enjoys providing excellent customer service. Please apply in person at #3 160 TC Hwy and ask to speak with Frankie, our office Manager. WANTED: Class 3 drivers with air, silage hauling. (250)8382157 or 250-309-0629

Labourers DAWSON Creek Manufacturing Plant is looking for 10 Framers & Exterior Finishers asap. Two years experience preferred. Call 250-782-2065 or fax 250-782-2061.

Medical/Dental ENTHUSIASTIC CDA wanted for a fully computerized dental office in Revelstoke. Apply at Box 2638, Revelstoke BC, V0E 2S0 or phone (250)-8375737 or email Dr. Gale at

Trades, Technical GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College, Fairview Campus has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Welding Instructor located in Fairview, Alberta (the Heart of the Peace River region in northwestern Alberta). For more information visit our website at Due to apprenticeship enrollment increases we are expanding our staffing so we Need Instructors in this program! PARTS TECHNICIAN, licensed or apprentice required for Peace River Alberta GM dealer. Automotive knowledge an asset. $3,000 to $5,000 per month. Fax resume to 780624-4124 or email: Attention: Parts Manager. SHOP FOREMAN required at busy GM Dealership in Central Alberta. Minimum 5 years of Journeyman experience. Please send your resume to: Adams Chevrolet Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

Work Wanted 5 TON truck with crane for hire. For sale wood pellets. (250)517-7327 (250) 675-5433

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Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540. PROPERTY purchase and sales • Subdivisions & easements • Affidavits & declarations • Wills & power’s of attorney • Notorial services. Experience you can rely on. Call Zoe Stevens Notary Corporation (250)803-8883

LET US DETAIL YOUR VEHICLE! Mention this ad & receive 10% off any package! (250)804-2367 Extra Mile Detailing SHUSWAP BBQ & Catering offers southern bbq for all occasions. Now at Prestige hotel and Sandy Point Rd. Check out our website at or call (250)803-8712

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• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

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Pets & Livestock

Serving Sicamous & Area for 20+ Years

Feed & Hay A horse quality orchardgrass, $5, & other quality $2-4/bale Al Fritzel (250)832-9070 Alfalfa Grass, square bales, no rain, stored in shed, $6/bale (250)558-5430 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 First cut small square fair to good $2.75-3/bale cow/feeder hay 250-832-9426


$200 & Under


Misc. for Sale

FOR rent: indoor storage shed avail. 14’x24’. $175/mo. Notch Hill, Sorrento. (250)675-2502

ESTATE SALE: SALMON ARM Mechanical Bed (Sealy) Exc. Condition Double $825, Reclining Couch & Loveseat Beige/Blue $450, Simmons Mattress & Boxspring Double $125, Custom Oak Entertainment Centre (all wood) $300. Other items available. Pics can be e-mailed. Contact:

Ron Marchand


With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136


Auctions Auction Sale Saturday June 23rd 10:30 am. BC Livestock is conducting a Ranch and Farm Equipment Sale on Chase Creek Rd. Antiques, tractors, irrigation, haying equipment, sawmill. FMI Call 250-573-3939 or view @ www.

$100 & Under


Estate Sales UNRESERVED Estate Marine Sale. June 16th @ Kamloops Robin’s Marine Service. w w w. h ay d n a u c t i o n s e r v i

Firewood/Fuel CUT & split birch & fir firewood $20 for a 30lb. bundle, can deliver for $30/bundle. Call anytime (250)463-9476 SAWMILL slabs Dry and bucked up ready to go. Call 250-835-4430

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

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


Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn

semi-retired gentleman will do any household fix-its. (250)675-3456 email: HELPING HANDS for your gardening, lawns, pressure washing, windows, Cleaning of eavestroughs, painting, (25yrs. exp) Home repairs and reno’s. Resonable Rates. Free Estimates Call Jim 250-803-0019

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MEMORIES ON DVD! Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD. Copies for gifts! 1971 Yamaha Golf Cart $1100 2man kayak $400 15ft. Step ladder $75 Standing basketball hoop $50 250-833-0928 20’x24’ log cabin shell, machine logs, easy to assemble, no crane needed, delivery avail. $5500. (250)803-4650 Dufferin Slate POOL TABLE 4X8 w/cues rack & bales. $1800 Call 250-253-7185 QUAD tires, brand new radials, 25x8x12 and 25x10x12 (250)832-9256

Misc. Wanted CASH - I buy Pellet guns, working or not. Curley’s Trading Post, Enderby Flee Market. 250-804-8698 COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)

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Pet Services


Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Appointments necessary.

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Garage Sales 6061 Ranchero Dr., June 9 9am-4pm, TV stand, books, coffee table, shelves, toys, etc. ALPEN Paradies Subdivision Blind Bay. Annual Garage Sale. One day only. Sat. June 9. 9-2. From Balmoral Road turn at Stone Gates to Alpen Paradies Rd. Garage Sale Last day June 9 3660 Braelyn Rd. Sunnybrae Properties 8am-4pm. MOVING; 76 Schindler Rd. June 9/10 9am-5pm SALMON Arm: 160-3St. SE, Sat. June 9, 7:30-1pm, tools, scaffolding, camping gear, golf clubs, antiques, books, household items SALMON Arm: 3741 30St. NE, Sat. June 9, 8:30-?, Giant Sale! Great Selection. Support NDP Sat. June 9, 8:30am - 4pm. Something for everyone. 2671 - 10th Ave. SE. SAT JUNE 9 8-Noon 721 33Rd St. SE Little Mtn. area Sat.June 9th 8-4pm 89 Kault Hill Rd. Lots of quilt fabric & patterns, other materials, quilt tools, household & more. SICAMOUS, (Cottonwood Ave. Block Sale), Sat & Sun, June. 9 & 10, 8 am. Multi House Garage Sale.

Garage Sales

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

250 833-5668

Garage Sales

GIANT GARAGE SALE 3741 30th Street NE Great selection. Saturday, June 9th 8:30 AM Support NDP

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$500 & Under MAPLE 7 Pce Bdrm Suite immaculate cond w/Queen size bed incl. $450 403-279-7182

CARPENTER’S, Garden, Tools; planer, table saw, weed whackers, etc..250-832-3460 GOLF Clubs. Used sets plus wedges, putters, bags, fairway woods 250-832-6422 SHORT box fiberglass canopy & box liner, ex. cond., $100. obo (250)517-7784

Lab/collie X pups $250. each with shots & vet checked (250)804-0603 THE CUTEST Border collie puppies 8 weeks old ready to go First shots. 250-832-2570

Financial Services

JACK Russell puppies dewormed & 1st shots, ready to go, $300. 1-250-832-1592 PEUGEOT 10spd. road bike, serviced, new chain, ex. cond., $225. obo (250)832-9256

MAYTAG washer. Extra heavy duty, self cleaning filter. 2 speed, new pump $175. (250)832-7613 (250)463-2424


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1.5 yr old Brown Lay Hens $3/ea 250-832-8918

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MOTORCYCLE Leathers Man’s Leathers Jacket size 42-44 $200 pants tall/slim $150 Italian boots Size 11 $100 Gloves $225 full face helmet $70 250-832-7494

Merchandise for Sale


For Free Estimate call Lorraine

Merchandise for Sale


Driveways & Parking Lots


Merchandise for Sale

N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136



& Commercial • Interior/Exterior

Merchandise for Sale

5 week old Brown Leghorn Pullets laying chicks $7.50 each (250)832-0916


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Merchandise for Sale


Musical Instruments

Apt/Condo for Rent

WURLITZER Organ Centura Deluxe Model 605 complete with Owner’s kit and Owner’s Manual. $300 OBO Call 250463-5315 or 250-833-5668

Real Estate Commercial/ Industrial Property BAYS for lease & also licensed restaurant 97BHwy, (250)832-3829

For Sale By Owner 14X68 2 Bedroom mobile home, front kitchen, great conditon, 3 appl. incl. central air, wheel chair ramp, 2 storage sheds, in Chase overlooking Little Shuswap Lake $55,000. obo (250)679-8196

Houses For Sale IN The Village at 10th and 10th 1 block from Picadilly Mall. +55 oriented strata development. The house is 1332 Sq. Ft. 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, Geothermal heat, large patio w/hot tub, 2 car garage. $399,000. To View Call 250-833-5735

Mobile Homes & Parks

Sun Ridge Estates Seniors 55+ 2 bedroom apartment 1100sqft., 3 appliances Fireplace, Air Conditioning Common & Guest Rooms Starting at $991/month Please call Troy (250)833-9158

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdrm, 2bath Gardom Lake Gas F/P 5 appl, N/S, N/P. $795/mo + util. 250-804-6027

Small ads, BIG deals! Misc for Rent 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath + Den in Cedar Heights 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath on 18th Street

Call Al Bingham (250)804-6216


Mobile Homes & Pads MARA: 2bdrm. mobile, addition, deck, creekside, new floors, electric & plumbing, f/s/w/d/ac, elec. heat, $700/mo. + DD (250)838-7670

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


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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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 bdrm close to DT on Bus route NS NP $525 incl. HW 250-955-0774 2 BEDROOM downtown apt. Laminate flooring. A/C. $775/mo

includes gas htg. One vehicle parking. PH 250-832-3277 Bright, spacious 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated newer apartment buildings. Includes F/S/DW/AC/HW NS, NP. Available July 1 $825/mo. (250)803-1694 LAKEVIEW MANOR FURNISHED & UNFURNISHED

suites in quiet adult NS, NP, seniors/professional building close to all amenities. Avail now 2 Bdrm Unfurn. 1 Bdrm Furnished. Views McGuire Park and Shuswap Lake $845/mo plus hydro. Ref req’d 250-833-9148 MAIN floor 2 bed, 2 bath, lakefront Condo available for rental in Salmon Arm on Shuswap Lake. This property backs directly onto the Salmon Arm Nature Preserve and has stunning mountain views with gorgeous sunsets...all which can be seen from the back porch. Conveniently located a five minute walk away from the Salmon Arm pier, marina and downtown. Nicely decored, fireplace, hardwood and ceramic floors, laundry, lots of closet space, covered parking. $1200/mo.

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SEMI beachfront top flr. house $900/mo. 2bdrm., lrg deck, 1100sq.ft, internet, W/D/DW, dock, 10 min. from Tappen, NS, NP, ref’s req’d. (604)6121715 or (604)861-6254

LEVEL entry, 800sqft. 1bdrm, newer building, $850/mo. incl. gas/hydro, F/S/DW/W/D, Call Barb or Hugh (250)832-6720 (250)833-8723

SORRENTO: 2Bdrm House w/bsmt. & shed, unfurnished, 4 appl, carport, private area downtown, NS, NP, ref. Req., avail. July 1 $980/mo 250-6754920 after 5pm.

Office/Retail NEWLY AVAILABLE Corner location across from the Salmar Grand 650 Sq.ft. of retail or office space. Great signage and parking. Occupancy June 1st (250)832-5118

RV Pads SEASONAL RV Site, fully serviced, $2700 for 2012, location Tappen Estates, nice clean beach w/boat ramp. For details call Sheila (250)833-6263

RELIABLE Roommate(s) wanted for shared large 3 bdrm farm house. 5 appliances, hot tub, wood heat, fireplace, shop. Reasonable rent. Deep Creek (250)832-4223

SECURE storage 8’x12’ sheds ready to rent $65/mo. (250)835-4430 (250)515-1566

Suites, Lower

Homes for Rent

1Bdrm Blind Bay Furn $675 Util incl. WD 250-675-2868

2 bdrm plus den, 1 1/2 baths, AC, covered deck, large fenced yard, 5 car driveway. Pets ok with pet security deposit. DD and Ref’s req. Located in Canoe Creek Estates, family friendly. $1050 Available July 1 or sooner. 250-832-4295 2 BEDROOM house. Close to downtown, NS, NP, ref’s req. (250)833-6855 3BDRM Upstairs of my house. newly reno’d. 6 appl. B/I Vac. Fenced back yard. Forest view NS in/out Reliably employed, quiet persons preferred. Ref’s. Avail June 1 $1190/mo Util incl, (250)253-1703 ATTRACTIVE BRIGHT 2bdrm bottom level w/o 1200sqft. near SASS, 5appl., ac, sat tv, paved parking & driveway, fenced yard, NS, NP, adult oriented, $875/mo. + half util, avail. July1st, (250)832-9745 HOUSE: Central Location near amenities, 2 Bedroom, Please send Bio and References to Need cash today? Cash Factory Loans offers payday loans up to $1000 using employment, CTB,EI or pension, or Collateral Loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle! 350 Ross Street NE next to NAPA or 250-832-2222

BLIND Bay: large, newer, 2bdrm suite, avail now. 5 appl., separate entrance & deck, lake & mountain view, $950/mo. util & sat tv incl. NS, NP, not suitable for children, DD & ref’s, minimum 1yr. lease required (250)675-3250 LARGE Main floor of house 1300sq. ft. 3 Bdrm 1.5 bath 15km from Salmon Arm in Silver Creek NS NP $800/mo plus util. 250-832-5376

2bdrm new 1400sqft suite w/ private entry on Deep Creek Rd. N/S, Avail Now, $750.incl hydro. 250-308-7984 2BDRM., W/D, No Pets, NS, near college, $800/mo. inc gas & hydro (250)832-8962

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FULLY Furn like new 2 Bdrm Avail Aug 1/12-Aug 1 /13 near RCMP office $1000 plus util. Leave email at:

Want to Rent PROFESSIONAL, young family seeking a 3 bdrm home in the Enderby to Salmon Arm area. N/S, excellent refs. Need by July 1st as our current rental has sold. Please email: or call 250838-6195


Auto Accessories/Parts FOUR Mag 15 inch rims with tires, fits older Ford, p235/75r15 $100 phone 250832-8918

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Cars - Domestic 1993 Mercury Sable 250,000 km, new tires & brakes $1200 OBO runs well (250)832-6970 1998 Buick Century Custom 233,000 kms Runs good and looks good $2350 OBO 250833-1450 6790 10th Ave SE 2003 Convertible Mustang GT, fully loaded with leather, $9999. (250)833-6567

Cars - Sports & Imports 1998 Honda civic EX loaded 261,000 Km asking $3800 reliable and in good shape 250832-4645

Motorcycles 1981 Yamaha XS 1100 Midnight Special Collector Cond $3000 firm 250-832-5922 BMW 1993 K75RT 112,000Kms. $3200 OBO 250-833-1450

Recreational/Sale 1990 yamaha ATV 250cc 2WD w/155lb 12 fold winch low hours exc cond. $1750 OBO 250-675-4429 1998 Winnebago Brave SE Class A, 10-cyl., 43k, $24,000. Call 250-832-6978 after 6pm. 2000 Topaz 5th wheel, 24.5ft, fully loaded, excellent condition, DrawTite hitch included, $10,000. (250)833-4361

FULLY Reno’s bsmt suite on acreage. Sep. ent., sep. laundry, 2 lg bedrms, Pet neg., close to town & college. NS, $825. mth incl utilities. (250) 832-0013

LARGE 2bdrm. 1bath, w/o suite, patio, NS, Sat, int., & util. incl. 8min to SA ref’s req., $1000/mo. W/O lease $950/mo on 1 year lease 250832-7809 or 780-978-9666 DL# 7557

3BDRM Townhouse, great landlords looking for good tenants, 3 level, 1.5bath, electric heat, washer/dryer, walk to downtown, no pets, $950/mo.(250)819-6966

BRIGHT, Spacious 2bdrm, SA Little Mtn area, N/P, N/S, avail July 1 $850/mo inc util. W/D (250)832-6621

LARGE 1bdrm. basement suite, lakeview, newer home, full kitchen/bath, separate laundry & entrance, incl. all utilities, NP, NS, avail. July 1st $700/mth. (250)253-8379


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Boats 170 Campion Allante Bowrider with Yamaha 115 V-4 outboard motor, brand new prop. All new custom fit travel covers. Has an XMPINC wakeboard tower and EZload trailer with new tires plus spare tire. Great family boat that seats 8. ski storage, stereo, 3 point ski tower and extra prop, cooler and lots of room. Boat has been well cared for and in excellent condition., Please call 250-832-2960. Boat is in Salmon Arm $8000

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BIG 1Bdrm All incl. WD in suite. prefer mature tenant $750/mo 250-832-4763


1989 Dodge Ran 4X4 HD 1/2 Ton 170,000km Original Second owner lots of extras. Exc Shape Runs very well $2500 250-832-9948 DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


2010 Dutchman by Thor, 25’ travel trailer, Honda generator 3000, $16,000.obo (250)8324763

2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4, 3.7l auto V6, tow pkg., 185,000km, Nokian snow tires, very clean, well maintained $8800. obo (250)803-0234

3BDRM., F/S/DW, shared laundry, kid friendly yard, walk to DT, close to bus, NS, NP, avail June 15, $1100/mo. incl. util. (250)832-4555

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 July 1


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

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2001 Pontiac Montana van, extended roof, very good cond., $5500. for more info (250)832-9526 (250)832-0727 2010 GMC Sierra 55,00kms $16,000 Tonnneau cover running boards 2WD Reg Cab AC On Star 250-675-2030 ‘97 FORD AEROSTAR VAN, AWD, 2 sets of tires w/ rims. 250,000 kms. $1300.00 OBO. 250-804-5156.

Utility Trailers COVERED utility trailer. Top opens, great for boat motor/fuel, asst camping gear with fishing boat on top. 7’X3’4” box sz. $600 OBO (250)835-4798 (250)833-2676

Boats 20’ fishing boat & trailer, 350 engine, Duo prop, Penta leg, many new parts, ready to go $3500 OBO (250)675-3558 HARBOUR Craft 12’ Boat $595. (250)832-8756

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Bayliner 185, 2004, bowrider, well kept, faithfully serviced twice year. 3.0L Merc. economical but plenty of power, stored indoors in winter, $10,900 w/trailer. 250-6754489 SPRINGBOK w/206 Honda Motor 2004 Minakota Engine w/boat trailer $3100 250-8324763

Small Ads work! Houseboats 36’ houseboat, 2 overhauled 50HP motors, aluminum hull, cheap! (250)832-3829


Legal Notices These items are seized and are being sold under sealed bids. Bids must be sent to: 2111 10 Avenue SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1T9 by June 15, 2012 1996 Cruisecraft 500 Ser#QTA00105B696 1995 Baja Boat Ser#AGCW2014H485 1984 Roadrunner Trailer Ser#RR44209 (250)832-5202

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of VALDINA ELLEN PERKINS, aka VALDINA PERKINS, deceased, formerly of 7749 Hwy. 97A, Mara, British Columbia, V0E 2K0 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of VALDINA ELLEN PERKINS, aka Valdina Perkins, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, SHAREL LIN SIARKIEWICZ, 1241 13th Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 2G8, on or before June 30th, 2012, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. Sharel Lin Siarkiewicz Executrix

To: Andrew Plampin TAKE NOTICE THAT on May 29, 2012, an order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Victoria Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number 11 1866 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the plaintiff claim(s) the following relief against you: judgement for damages arising from a June 28, 2010 motor vehicle accident. You must file a response pleading within the period required under the Supreme Cout Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgement, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Victoria Registry, at 850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1B4, a copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and the order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by Peter Bailey whose address for service is c/o Merchant Law Group LLP, 531 Quadra Street, Victoria, B.C., V8V 3S4, Fax: (250) 478-9943 or

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Beautiful 1 bedroom & bath corner suite located on the main floor; bright with lots of large windows, kitchenette includes fridge & microwave. Ready for immediate move in. Drop in for a personal tour and let us show you our wide variety of services & programs. Attractive move in incentives being offered. Parkside Estate Retirement Residence 743 Okanagan Avenue Chase, B.C. Telephone: 250-517-9667

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The estate of EILEEN GRACE LAMONT, deceased, formerly of Picadilly Terrace Retirement Residence, 810 - 10th Street S.W., Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of EILEEN GRACE LAMONT are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Leanne Morton, c/o 51 - 3rd Street NE, P.O. Box 67, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 4N2, on or before July 9, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Executor: LEANNE MORTON Solicitor: Kathryn M. Vennard BROOKE, JACKSON, DOWNS 51 - 3rd Street NE P.O. Box 67 Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N2

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“Tucked Away” The Clarks This little gem is a little bit of heaven on a very busy street. Seven years in the making and “still a work in progress.” Marie says she is always finding room for another plant, or moving resident plants around. This peaceful, low maintenance water garden, has it all. A pond that runs the length of the front yard with waterfalls, and rock work that surrounds the deck and hot tub sitting area. A very calming effect on the visitor. Marie says a lot of the plants that have claimed her yard as home are volunteers, like the Virginia creeper that graces her fence along the driveway. A dwarf Japanese maple is a focal point in the corner of her yard while a small rhodo-dendrum sits atop a waterfall. Boxwoods make up some of the greenery, along with a very vibrant pink flox that really takes center stage. The pond has about 20 goldfish… well, until the Blue Heron finds out.

— By Sherry & Laura, Salmon Arm Observer err

Each week from June until October the Salmon Arm Observer will be publishing this Salmon Arm Garden feature which will profile unique and spectacular gardens in the City of Salmon Arm. Does your neighbour have a garden that makes you stop in your tracks? Do you know someone whose garden goes above and beyond? Do you think your garden is a cut above? Don’t be shy! Let us know the owner’s name, address and phone number! The garden does not have to be huge or elaborate. It could be on a balcony or a front yard or whatever space you have, as long as it is unique. Send your entries by email to or drop off at the Observer office 171 Shuswap Street NE Salmon Arm. We will be out taking photos each week. If you are not at home when we arrive we will leave a contact information sheet at your front door to advise you that we came by. If you have any questions feel free to contact our office at 250-832-2131



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Great value. Great Hwy. exposure. This 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath home with over 2800 sq.ft. is situated on over 28 acres. Gated entrance, beautiful kitchen with island, large eating area, laminate flooring, loads of windows and natural lighting. Get extra revenue from the in-law suite and another additional rental. Double, attached garage, fenced yard, large garden area, fruit trees, frame barn, greenhouse and workshop. All this and much more in a location with schools, recreation and golf near by.

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












428 ft of waterfront on Shuswap Lake just before Harold’s Park in Sunnybrae. Custom designed unique home featuring floor to ceiling windows, high vaulted ceilings w/skylights, guest/den.

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Brand new, quality built family home in a great location. This open concept home features 3 bdrms, and 2 baths, plus a 2 bdrm, 1 bath legal suite with seperate entrance. Island in the kitchen, fireplace and large family room. Covered deck, double heated attached garage and extra parking. Close to schools and recreation

Top floor and corner unit for your living pleasure. Adult oriented. Appliances, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and private balcony off kitchen and living area. Owner may sell furnished. Located in MacIntosh Grove. This development features activity centre with kitchen, fireplace, library, games room and workshop. Heated underground, secure parking and storage unit. RV storage is also available. In a central location, close to most amenities.


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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.

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.


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4830 GOODWIN RD, EAGLE BAY Immaculate, well maintained custom home on a park-like setting with lake and mountain views. Situated on over 3 acres, this home has an open concept floor plan, kitchen with island, 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, 2 large covered decks, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors and daylight interior due to large low-e windows. Oversized, detached garage with heated workshop. Fruit trees, grapes, natural pond, and exceptional landscaping.

15 acres of prime farm land in the ALR – also has farm status – producing 2 to 3 crops of hay per year. Treat yourself to country living within city limits. Enjoy the mountain and valley views from this 3 bdrm., 2 bath home with open concept. Extra large deck with carports below. Wood stove in the walk-out basement. Gardens, perennials, fruit trees and several outbuildings. There is currently a mobile on site for compassionate use if buyer requires and qualifies.

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Amazing valley view from the living room or large covered deck. This home shows like new and includes stove, fridge, washer, dryer, dishwasher and microwave. Estate sale. MLS® 10046943

Comfortable 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Bright open floor plan. Complex includes underground parking, workshop, exercise and games room.

No stairs” in this bright, beautiful open plan home. Large kitchen, in floor heating, formal dining room and cozy eating nook. Private back yard with valley view. Located on quiet no thru road. Priced right.

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

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

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• 180 degree view of Shuswap lake and Copper Island • 3 bedroom 2 bath • 2007 with 1400sq’, Deer Ridge MHP


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179,900 Cori

3171 Lionel Road SW, Salmon Arm

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Affordable Silver Creek Acreage! Solid home & mobile on a 5-acre parcel! Tons of potential! Go to! Call Kent Redekop @ 250-318-8120 to view!


MLS® 10047582


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Excellent Location!!! Great Price! 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms Beautifully lLandscaped Lake and Mountain Views


MLS® 10047258



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5-acres, house, shop, & the Shuswap Lake! One block from the water & boatlaunch! This is not a joke, go to! Call Kent Redekop @ 250-318-8120 to view! MLS® 10046372

3 bdrm, 3 bath rancher Newly renovated Spacious bsmt. with separate entry Walking distance to all amenities

225,000 Lisa

2770 Perris Road, Blind Bay

359,900 Kent

4860 14th Street NE, Salmon Arm

MLS® 10048264

2693 Golf Course Drive # 2

281 8th Street SE

MLS® 10048023



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Perfect family home in Raven. 3 bdrms up, 1 down. 3 full bthrms. Lakeview. Sundeck. Finished up and down. Beautifully landscaped. Shop. RV parking.


359,900 Keith MLS® 10040052


• Full separate entry bsmt. suite, RV parking

• Fully developed incl. 2 ensuite bedrms.

• Dream shop, meticulously maintained

• Lakeviews that Include Copper Island MLS® 10046884

As good as new! 3 bed rancher Well maintained custom built Vaulted ceilings, main floor laundry Master ensuite w/ jetted tub

369,900 Lisa

• Gourmet island kitchen w/ granite counters

429,000 BIGRob

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• Beautifully landscaped with fruit trees


Don & Linda MLS® 10046666 $

2761 Glenview Road

3083 Cedar Drive, Blind Bay • Stunning dream home is a MUST SEE!

MLS® 10048618

3 story townhome 3 bdrms, master on main floor, 2 1/2 baths A/C, quality cabinets and crown moldings Full basement

4840 13th Street NE

1820 Lakeshore Dr. NE • Unobstructed lakeviews, great location!


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MLS® 10048396



7776 Trans Canada Hwy.

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500 ft. of waterfront on Griffin Lake Stunning 2.7 acre lakeshore resort Main lodge has 5 guest suites 3 rental cabins, shop & more!

669,000 Dave MLS® 10047464 $1,390,000


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279,900 241 Alexander Street NE, Salmon Arm

2 bdrm., 1 bath home. Flat 0.5 acres offer plenty of elbow room, right in town, fruit trees, 23x15 garage and 21x13 insulated shed with 220V – room for all the boy toys. Big enclosed balcony – perfect for entertainment.

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Close to town $


MLS® 10047222

Luxurious Lifestyle


Looking for a luxurious & carefree lifestyle? Consider this upscale lakeview condo, 2 bdrms, 2 full baths, w/heated tile floors, hardwood in main living area + kitchen. Heated u/g secured parking. Ready for occupancy.

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MLS® 10041122

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Affordable Waterfront!

.70 acre with level entry 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, hardwood floors, BI vac, basement suite, 28’x33’ insulated/wired/heated workshop/garage, 3 carports, lg. shed, gree house, garden, u/g sprinklers, variety of fruit trees

Mountain biking in the summer, ski in/ski out in the winter with this great Silver Star condo. Sleeps 6, full kitchen, bath & U/G parking! MLS®10048751

MLS® 10047238

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Recreation Paradise


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5.58 Acres 5 minutes from town, zoning allows for secondary suite. dble RV carport, guest cabin/studio fully contained, 16x30 shop wired, outbuildings. Loaded with potential!

Unique Home! 0.28 Acres! hardwood, 279,900 Oak new furnace.


Must be seen to be appreciated MLS® 10044028

MLS® 10046892

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kept 3 bdrm, 2 304,900 Well bath home, partially finished basement, c/ air, attached garage & covered deck. Walk to town MLS®10044680

on Little White Lake. Cozy 4 bdrm., 2 bath home with private setting and 700 sq. ft. deck, great for entertaining all your friends and family. Enjoy breathtaking view, peace and quiet. Plenty of room to build a garage or shop.





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Privacy on 1/2 Acre

Level entry rancher

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built 1460 sf rancher w/full walkout partially 369,000 2005 finished bsmt, RV parking

Wired, heated shop, new well, windows & roof MLS® 10035103

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You will be pleasantly surprised when you enter this home. 2300 sq ft. finished on 3 levels, impressive floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors rich shaker style cabinets & island, extra spacious family room plumbed & wired for suite, loft master bedroom + 3 more bedrooms. 3 full baths.

MLS® 10043083


Private treed 329,900 acreage for your dream house with drilled well-close to Gardom Lake.


MLS® 10038912

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& 2 nd driveway, 4 bdrms, 3 baths, finishing material in house incl. to finishe bsmt, central a/c, appliances, mainfloor laundry, deck.

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Impressive Home

Golfers, build your dreamhome overlooking the 4th green and fairway on this flat .26 acre lot in Shuswap Lake Estates. Bring offers.

City water to this 4.25 acres in Gleneden, only minutes to town. New roof, 2 years ago, sprawling 1600 sq/ft rancher with lots of parking, storage and room for a shop. MLS® 10044918

Be your own Boss! $


Attractive coin laundry business offers wash/dry/fold services in additionto coin service lots of opportunity to grow this business, excellent central and high traffic location MLS®10042180


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• 2 bdrms, 1 bath 1972 with porch • 10x12 studio/workshop • New windows, flooring & paint • Bathroom recently redone • Shady park-like setting

• 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

• 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

• 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


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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



• 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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• Nicely cared for 4 bdrms, 2 bath, A/C • New flooring & appliances. Fenced yard. • New high effic. furnace, & H/W tank • Covered screened deck, nat. gas. BBQ hookup & vent • Walk to beach, store, golf, school & community hall $

MLS® 10044394


• 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. MLS® 10045417



• 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® 10026226



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Location, location in Scotch Creek near all amenities. Great property with potential to generate Revenue from Basement Suite or for the growing family. Bright attractive upstairs. Property features fruit trees & garden area. Does need some TLC.

MLS 10048060

Gardners delight. Unique 3 br & 2.5 bthrm offers privacy while centrally located within walking distance to Downtown & beach. Many renovations have been completed over the last four (4) yrs. They include New Roof Heat Pump. Must see.

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4891 Foothill Road SW

6230 37th Street NE

2600 Grandview Place


MLS® 10042742

MLS® 10047774

MLS® 10046604


• Prime downtown location • Solid income stream • 9,473 sq. ft. fully leased • High visibility/easy access


• Renovated 3600 sq ft • Stunning inside and out • 7 bdrms plus 1 bdrm suite • Landscaped .72 acres


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

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2875 finished sq ft Immaculate 1 owner home Large view windows 2 fireplaces & central A/C




2580 21st Street NE

391 10th Street SE

Lot 2 Sunnybrae Canoe Point

420 24th Street NE

MLS® 10036413

MLS® 10047520

MLS® 10048464

MLS® 10044741

GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING • 2400 finished sq ft • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Oversized heated garage • .5 acres with fruit trees


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




• 21 private & peaceful acres • Build your dream home • 2 year round creeks

• 1740 finished sq ft • 3 bedrooms and office • Beautiful hardwood flooring • Stainless steel appliances





1691 13th Avenue SE

3398 McBride Road

MLS® 10045516

640 7th Street SE

4951 Auto Road

MLS® 10047047

MLS® 10046512

MLS® 10039675


• 2100 finished sq ft • 4 bedrooms plus den • Private .66 acre lot • Wonderful lake view



• 3,500 finished sq ft • 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Lovely lake view • Landscaped, fruit trees


111 Lakeshore Dr NE

Hudson Avenue NE

MLS® 1047992

MLS® 10031033/34/40/93 10047510/746


•Turn key operation • Fully equipped kitchen • Includes recipes, equipment • Downtown core location



• 1284 sq ft retail space • 1720 sq ft 2nd floor space • 2100 sq ft office space • 1894 sq ft main floor space • Great lease rates & location



• 1,000 finished sq. ft. • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Lots of recent upgrades • Fully fenced back yard

• Level .50 acre • Located in Industrial Park • M1 Industrial Zoning • High visibility lot




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• Rare acreage close to town, picturesque setting • Renovated 4 bdrm, 2 bath basement home • Full basement, huge rec room, large living room • Detached newer 3 car garage/shop & 42’ x 24’ equipment shed • Totally fenced perimeter with many fruit & privacy trees


MLS® 10026205

Executive Waterfront Townhouse

North Broadview - 5 Acres

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

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Warm and cozy, 3 level split Vaulted ceilings, timber beams Lots of wood and rock accents 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Wood & gas fireplaces Large shop with attached shed & RV storage Guest cottage by 20x40’ pool

MLS® 10041752


2 Storey Home + Full Bsmt.

Lifestyle & Location

Fantastic Lakeview - 1/3 acre


• Majestic entrance w/open vaulted ceiling • 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, den • Open kitchen with walk-in pantry • Full basement all boarded waiting your finishing touches • Private fenced rear yard

• Enjoy lifestyle & amenities… 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath • Bright open plan w/9’ ceilings in kitchen & dining/18’ ceiling in the living room • Fully finished walk-out basement to covered patio overlooking Turner Creek • Central air, double garage, built-in vac, gas fireplace

• Private, tidy and cozy 3 bdrm., 2 bath home • Nearly 1/3 acre lot with partially finished walk out bsmt. • New H/W tank, newer high efficiency furnace and some flooring • Bonus is lane access to detached 24’x24’ garage/shop • Lots of room for parking the toys (boats, trailers, RVs, etc.)

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

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2184 Lakeview Drive

#101-6421 Eagle Bay Rd.

5301 Meadow Creek Cres.

Mint 10 year old with 3450 sq. ft. finishe and 1850 sq. ft. main. Has oak floors, tile, oak island kitchen, walkout basement, heat pump, and more. Close to golf and lake.

Private view home with 1600 sq. ft. main + full walkout basemen. Buy through CMHC 2nd home program with 5% down as your rec. property.

Shuswap lakefront in Wild Rose Bay Properties with 1000ft. of shared beach, serviced for RV use. Includes boat slip on new dock being installed in 2013.

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This one owner home was designed with the Shuswap Lake in mind. Gorgeous panoramic lake views, over 2600 sq. ft. of finished living space and an in-law suite.

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#311 250 5 Street SE

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Shown with pride. Beautifully renovated 55+ apartment on the 3rd floor of popular Macintosh Grove. Upgrades include laminate, carpet, paint, base boards, door casing, light fixtures, ceiling fans, window coverings and the list goes on. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, insuite laundry, skylight. AC unit. MLS® 10048722

1780 16th Street NE LAKEVIEW, PRIVACY & LOCATION. Lovely renovated 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath home with full walkout basement. Private .38 acre lot backing onto park. Home would lend itself to an in-law suite. Huge covered deck. Seconds to lake & walking trails.



MLS® 10042682



#10 111 Harbourfront Drive NW

Rare offering! Lake view home in Heron View. This spacious 1688 sq.ft. rancher is one of the largest units in the complex. 3 bdrms, 2 baths, laundry room plus storage room, country kitchen, formal dining and living room with gas fireplace, double garage. $


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1250 18th Street NE Unbelievable value – lakeview, 1/2 acre, 24x36 shop, 1 bdrm. in-law suite & excellent location near police station. Walk to all schools, pool, skating, restaurants, new Askew's and much more. Home is renovated and move-in ready. MUST VIEW!!

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120 20th Street NE

New Listing

Tons of potential. Court ordered sale. Home offers tons of potential with a little TLC. 2 bdrms, 1 bath, unfinished walk-out bsmt. Gorgeous fenced yard. Single garage, shed & deck. Property may have the potential to subdivide off a lot with City approval. $ MLS® 10048450


5901 - 70th Ave NE

Lake view home on private 1.67 acre. Beautiful landscaping, covered deck to enjoy the lake view plus large patio. Oversized garage with covered areas on both sides. Beautifully renovated with newer paint, flooring, and appliances

MLS® 10034694



2461 8th Avenue SE

New Listing

MLS® 10048596



MLS® 10036397


Lot 2 Highlands Dr., Blind Bay

Lakeview lot in prestigious Highlands. Views of Shuswap Lake and Shuswap Lake Estates golf course. Come and build your dream home or retirement paradise in this upscale neighbourhood. Close to golf course, schools, marina, shopping & more. $

MLS® 10008266


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1280 7th Avenue SE



#3-1215 Notch Hill Road Absolutely immaculate lake view townhome. Conveniently located behind Sorrento Mall. Rancher features, 2 bedrooms, den, 2 baths, double garage and 2 patios, gas fireplace. Perfect retirement home or empty nesters. Easy living at an unbelievable price.

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Prime 0.18 acre building lot located at the end of a cul-de-sac in the quality development of Laurel Estates. Lot is gently sloping and suitable for a level entry rancher with a walk out basement.

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Lot 1, Justin Road, Eagle Bay Excellent investment, Shuswap retreat, summer get-away or permanent residential. This 2.13 treed acres is split by the road. Fairly level area to build your retirement dream home or summer get-away. Walking distance to Shuswap Lake.

New Price!

Take a closer look. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Hillcrest area. Enjoy the privacy & parklike setting of this .21 acre lot with fruit trees & privacy hedge. Home features 3 bdrms up, 1 down, 1.5 baths, walkout bsmt. Entertaining sized deck.

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Prime development property. Spectacular views overlooking Shuswap Lake. Seller has started some development on this property. Excellent holding or group purchase for future development. Terrific location on the end of a cul-de-sac. $

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#3 - 2500 97B Hwy. SE, Salmon Arm Cute as a button • $79,900

#103 - 831 2nd St. SE, Salmon Arm Why Rent When You Can Own? • $145,000

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#201 611 Shuswap St. SW, Salmon Arm • $294,900

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Silver Creek • 2 bdr, 2 bath 14x70 mobile • Quiet rural park • Loads of parking • Nicely landscaped • Large deck



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1870 Okanagan Avenue SE

Semi-Waterfront Home

• 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

• Immaculate 4 bdr, 3 bath home on a .32 acre lot • Stunning lake views, spacious rooms, enclosed deck and large country kitchen • Lots of room for the toys, RV parking • Drive to the back of house for a perfect level entry home

#13 3063 Hornsberger Rd.

3885 Sunnybrae-Canoe Pt. Rd.

Affordable Townhouse


mls® 10041788

Executive Rancher

511 24th Street NE

Picture Perfect Inside & Out!

• 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


2558 Highlands Drive

• 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


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Perfect Retirement Home



120 17th Street SE

#25 151 8th Avenue SW


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This new 10 lot subdivision is the final phase of MacArthur Heights in Blind Bay, breathtaking lake views, natural gas, water, hydro and telephone available. Quiet parklike setting in an area of prestigious homes. Lot sizes vary from 2.5 to 5+ acres.

Family Home Close to Downtown



• 4 bdrm., 3 bath family home close to downtown Salmon Arm. • New kitchen with large island and eating bar. • Large attached garage with 22’x24’ covered sundeck to enjoy the lakeview. • .22 acre lot, loads of parking. mls® 10044089

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

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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® 10043199

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. 254,900

Fully landscaped 1600+ sq. ft. rancher features lg. master w/ensuite, pantry, fireplace, island, RV parking/plug, 2 sheds and 2 car garage. NEWER kitchen & appliances, roof, high efficiency furnace and hot water tank. Close to all amenities and recreation.

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MLS® 10043740

“THE ROCK” Newer N ttown home complex with loads of square footage, beautiful valley views, 2 vehicle garage. This 3 bedroom & 3 bathroom spacious end unit town home features upgraded flooring & appliances. In show home condition! Close to ng, dog park & schools, shopping, $ restaurants.



MLS® 10044715

#401 4900 Heritage Drive


Over 1100 sq foot end unit rancher with vaulted ceilings, large master bedroom with en-suite, second bedroom and large garage. It backs on to treed park space with a patio for your BBQ and maintained grass space. Shuswap Lane a quite adult community in the heart of Sicamous. $

#SL 12 8758 Holding Rd., Adams Lk.

LAKEVIEW, private remote & treed 9.77 acres. One of a kind property w/ Tourist Com. zoning, formerly campground. Add boat & mini-storage or lots of room to build. Subdividable not in ALR. Plenty of water. Close to lake & public park. MLS® 10040359

#20 221 Temple Street, Sicamous

26 56 ACRES EAGLE RIVER 26.56 FRONTAGE - With incredible mountain & river views - Flat usable land with a few pole barns - 13 Minutes from Sicamous and 20 Minutes from Revelstoke - Close to Sledding and Mara Lake / Shuswap Lake system

6288 Eagle Bay Road

E t Extraordinary di RV llott iin a WATERFRONT park on desirable Shuswap Lake offering a boatslip, boat launch, clubhouse and on site security. The manicured RV lot is within steps to the waterfront. The lot is affordable – the memories priceless! $


MLS® 10045360

#7, 667 Waverly Park Frontage Rd

MLS® 10043160

4936 Ward Road, Malakwa

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.

Exclusive LAKEVIEW acreage w/ 180 degrees of breathtaking views. 30 years of heart & soul have created the “Monet”of acreages. Over 6000 shrubs, flowers & trees have been carefully manicured into terraced gardens, & stunning building sites.

MLS® 10047112


2760 25th Avenue NE, Salmon Arm

2030 Canoe Beach Drive


211 Kappel Street Sicamous Full Duplex, One block from Sicamous Chann Channel, 1924 total sf per floor uup and down. Both unit are a rented and have the same sam layout w/ 3 bedroom wi with lg rec room,plenty of st storage rooms, with wash washer/ Dryer hook ups par ups. RV parking & Fenced Yards. $

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LOTS 24.22 acres MLS® 10043688 ..... $489,000 17.77 acres MLS® 10043690 .... $289,000 6.52 acres MLS® 10043689 .... $249,000 .29 acre lake view lot on Woodland Drive in Shuswap Lake Estates, Blind Bay

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


MLS® 10040688

MLS® 10011500



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

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.

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

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.



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MLS® 10043474




3 bed/2 bath home. Vaulted ceilings, concrete crawl space. Appliances incl. Private fenced patio area, 10x12 shed. New roof. Lots of parking. Walk to beach, school, corner store.

5 bed/2 bath home.Bsmt. mostly finished. NEW ROOF, newer appliances, master with ensuite & walk-in. Nicely landscaped & fenced yard, quiet area, close to beach.



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MLS® 10040859





Fabulous lake & mountain views. 3 bedroom + den. Walk to town & bird sanctuary. Extra large double garage, large sundeck. Great B & B potential.

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. Quick possession.

Gorgeous 4 bed/4 bath townhome in Turner Creek Estates. Offers space & privacy backing onto green space. Open concept design close to schools, rec centre. Huge lower deck.


$ MLS® 10036519




MLS® 10047333




.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.

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.

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




MLS® 10039450


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.






$ MLS® 10038947

MLS® 10045291




Extraordinary lake & valley view. Custom 3 bed/3 bath home with open floor plan. Finished bsmt. Large deck. 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.


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


$ MLS® 10035019

MLS® 10044594




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MLS® 10040385



WATERFRONT HOME 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.



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® 10045307


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

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



$ MLS® 10048416


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MLS® 10038588



MLS® 10048535

MLS® 10042913

MLS® 10001859


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.


INCREDIBLE KITCHEN 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.



MLS® 10041942


MLS® 10043488

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

MLS® 10040926




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Doris Mills Associate Broker REALTOR®



1050 60th Street SW

#31 - 5161 63 Ave NE

#7, 3950 Express Point Road

• 18.42 private acres with amazing lake and city views • Renovated home with geothermal heat, new kitchen, flooring, paint, wiring, plumbing, and ensuite with walk-in closet • Huge 39x27 garage with 200 AMP service and oversized garage doors

• Very private location for this well kept double wide • Nice open floor plan with a wood stove in the living room to keep you cozy • The kitchen is spacious & bright and there is a large sun room • 11’4 x 16’11 heated shop with storage shed

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

• 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

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MLS #10046134




MLS #10027648

8097 Seed Road



MLS® #10008882


3438 McBride Road

Lot 8 Galligan Road

1133 Paradise Avenue

2532 Centennial Drive

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

• 93’ of lakeshore at its best. Incl. year round 4 bedrooms, 2 bath on .31 acres • Your own bay, wharf & boathouse for winter storage • Warm hardwood floors, cozy wood burning fireplace in 2 storey high living room • Ample parking for your guests

• .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

• 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

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MLS #10034477



MLS® #10043032



2404 Eagle Bay Road

4830 Trans Canada Hwy.

559 24th Street NE

• 19 rolling acres just minutes to shopping, schools and Shuswap Lake • Beautiful property with a creek, outbuildings and paddocks • Level entry home with walk out basement and large living room, 5 bdrms, wood stove and nice views

• Great location for this updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse • Located close to schools, swimming pool, ice rink & the new Askew’s up town • Home has new flooring & paint and has been well maintained • Private back patio. 2 parking stalls

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

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• Privacy with spectacular lakeview on .62 acres • Short walk to beach. Substantially renovated executive rancher, 3 bedrooms each w/ ensuite • Open floor plan, beautiful wood floors, 2 grand fireplaces • Oversize garage with ramp to shop. Many extras.

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MLS #10046946



MLS® #10041821




MLS #10048206

4090 42nd Street NW



MLS® #10036422


#6 - 1120 12th Street NE

2720 20th Avenue NE

2750 Golf Course Drive

• .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

• 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.

• 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

• Well maintained rancher in desireable Lakeview Terrace • 2 bedrooms, large master with ensuite & walk-in closet • Gas fireplace, some updated floors plus spacious sun room • Rear deck and covered pergola. Walk to nature trails and shopping

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MLS #10040115




MLS #10041736

5475 Bastion-Ivy Road



MLS® #10010581



MLS® #10047738

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

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1910 30th Street SE

• Fantastic family home with huge living room, spacious kitchen & 6 bedrooms/3 bathrooms • Many updates including extensive landscaping, updated bathrooms, ensuite & master with infloor heat • There is a Huge Shop and a very private backyard

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MLS #10026877




MLS #10045678

Lot 1 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd.

#43 6421 Eagle Bay Road

• Private, approx. 900’ of almost 2 level acres of superb waterfront • Water & septic lines to site. Pristine acreage in nature reserve is not subdivideable • Engineered foundation for custom designed home included

• 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 #10046275



MLS® #10032565

LOTS & ACREAGES MLS ® 10042051 10005186 10024192 10042101 10037725 10033293 9188758 9209893 10026614 9188747 10033541 10027273 10042512

LS9 Bastion Ivy Road • 20 private lakeshore acres partially bordering Herman Lake • Serene acreage consists of newer 2 bedroom cabin • Neighbouring 40 acres also for sale • Beautiful rolling acreage with views of Herman Lake • Ideal setting for a retreat or a campground

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MLS #10010993



0.34 acre 0.27 acre 1.06 acre 0.22 acre 0.24 acres 17.86 acres 16.75 acres 3.0 acres 20.48 acres 20.30 acres 20.44 acres 17.60 acres 24.1 acres

Blind Bay Blind Bay Blind Bay NE Salmon Arm SE Salmon Arm Enderby Turtle Valley Tappen Salmon River Turtle Valley SW Salmon Arm Turtle Valley Salmon Arm

Price $114,900 $150,000 $129,000 $169,000 $189,000 $229,000 $249,000 $295,000 $295,000 $348,000 $550,000 $645,000 $3,300,000

2351 Lakeshore Road • 24.01 potential development acres with panoramic lake views close to all amenities • Presently 2 houses on the property being rented out. The acreage borders 23 Ave. NE and Lakeshore Road • Great investment opportunity or holding property

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MLS® #10042512


#37 - 6421 Eagle Bay Road

#42 601 Beatty Ave. NW

1161 49 Avenue NE

204 9804 Silver Star Road

• Launch your boat only steps away from your semilakeshore property at Wild Rose Bay • Newer year round lake living featuring superb lake view from 2 storey high great room, rock fireplace, & easy care laminate floors • Garage for your boat

• 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

• 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.

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

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MLS #10038369





MLS #10019857



MLS® #10017434


#15 - 671 24th Street NE

3694 Bastionview Road

6491 Okanagan Avenue NE

6571 Highway 97A

• Beutifully finished & meticulously maintained town home overlooking Turner Creek 3 bedrooms plus a den & 3.5 bathrooms Open concept main floor with high ceilings & huge windows to bring in natural light 2 fireplaces & double garage.

• 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

• Great lake view from this rancher on private .63 acres • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, spacious summer porch ideal for outdoor living • Stainless steel fridge & stove, hardwood and laminate floors • Murphy bed in guest room. Natural gas fireplace.

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

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MLS #10048103




MLS #10041744




MLS #10047670



MLS® #10046325


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160 Hudson Avenue NE

32 - 9032 Swanson Road

2350 sq. ft. of retail space on the main floor of this brand new building, nearing completion. Fantasic Hudson St. location downtown with a variety of great neighbours. Lots of street parking with exclusive covered parking at the rear.

Fully serviced 31’ x 33’ RV lot in a gated, waterfront community on the sandy shores of Mara Lake. Shared laundry, avail. boat storage & moorage, boat launch, playground, 700’ of common sandy beach. RV currently on site could be purchased seperately or bring your own. $ MLS® 10048520

MLS® 10044872


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714 2 Avenue Great value in this 2 (potentially 3) bed, 2 bath home. Located at the end of a dead end road, this large lot offer: lots of room for parking/storage, private back yard with hot tub pad, gazebo and a great 16’x28’ detached shop. MLS® 10048492



308 - 650 3 Street SW Great investment property. 2 bed, 2 bath suite in popular Cambridge Court. Open dining/living area, patio, gas f/p, AC unit, laundry, lrg master bedroom w/walkthrough closet & full ensuite. Long term tenant since 1998 would love to stay.



MLS® 10045787

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 & walk-in closet, lrg. deck & attached carport. Very affordable & close to amenities. MLS® 10039690



NEW 403 - 160 5 Avenue SW Large, top floor unit w/2 beds, 2 baths & bonus den/storage room. Incredible views, gas f/pl, breakfast bar, balcony, in-suite laundry, covered parking & storage locker. New appliances & kitchen counters. Quiet building close to downtown. MLS® 10043366



3 - 2924 Eagle Bay Road Bright and open 2 bed & den apartment across the street from Shuswap Lake. Features include skylights, open kitchen/ living/dining area, patio, master bed w/full ensuite & deck, parking & storage. Beautiful grounds, short walk to beach & all at a great price. $ MLS® 10033738


3981 Richardson Road Well maintained rancher on 0.34 ac. lot w/ partial lakeview. Neat & tidy 3 bed, 2 bath home w/gas f/pl., lg. laundry/hobby room, attached garage, gardens & mature fruit trees. Short walk to beach on no-thru road & 15 min. drive to Salmon Arm. MLS® 10047652



4475 Trans Canada Hwy.

3256/3258 Clancy Road

3653 Parri Road

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

2 private side-by-side .22 acre lots. 551 sq. ft. 1 bed cabin (lot 1) w/ f/place, kitchen, living room, bath, screened porch & storage. Newer septic in 1994. Add’l bunk house (lot 2) for guests. Short walk to beach where seller has dock & buoy. $ MLS® 10046234

Rancher w/lake & mountain views features attached garage & carport, deck & new roof. 2 beds (den could be 3rd) & 2 baths on main. Lrg. rec room, den & full bath in bsmt. 0.48 acre lot has RV parking & detached (22x24) shop w/ guest suite above. $ MLS® 10046517




204-330 7 Street SE Rare offering for this 2nd floor, corner suite with gorgeous lake and city views. Beautifully updated and shows like a dream. 2 bed, 2 bath with den and 6 appliances. Well appointed building with underground parking. Quiet 55+ yrs. building.



MLS® 10046961

1040 8 Avenue NE Fantastic location for this 3 bed rancher. Very quiet area by hospital, McGuire lake & downtown. Southern exposure, fenced back yard w/12x20 shop/studio & garden areas.. Very weel kept w/refurbished hardwood floors, lots of charm & chararcter. $ MLS® 10048456


1190 24 Avenue SW

5170 Eagle Bay Road

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

Spectacular lakeview from this 9.9 acres. 5 bed home w/cherry cabinets, quartz counters, h/wood & tile. Soaring ceilings and loads of glass to enjoy the views. Waterfront park & access steps away. Zoning allows for house & cabin. Possibly subdividable. $ MLS® 10047632



NEW 980 35 Street SE

7749 Highway 97A

2 story w/full part finished bsmt home (total 3390 sq.ft.). Open concept w/hardwood & tile, large beds w/walk-in closets, mstr w/5 pce ensuite. Central air, b/i vac. Over-sized 2 level semi-detached garage, lower level has sep access & overhead door. $ MLS® 10039529

Great revenue property w/7 rental units: Updated home w/suite, 4 rental cabins & mobile, 2.81 acres zoned C2 (HighwayTourist Commercial) fronting on Hwy 97 A located next to a park. Updated main house has 4 beds, 3 baths, carport and workshop. $ MLS® 10044764



2-5404 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd. Fantastic lakeviews & privacy from this 4 bed custom home. Vaulted ceilings, gorgeous timbers, central air, central vac, skylights, master bed/walkin closet & 5 pc ensuite. Massive deck. $ MLS® 10048178


73 - 6421 Eagle Bay 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. $ MLS® 10043034





2574 St. Andrews Street Large 4 bed 3 bath rancher w/lakeview. 2 gas f/pls, eat-in kitchen + formal dining room, partially covered deck, master w/5pc ensuite & walk-in closet, A/C, landscaped & irrigated yard, dbl garage, hot tub & bsmnt w/lrg rec/billiard room. MLS® 10048579

2590 Auto Road Custom built 4 bed/4 bth home. Loads of storage & parking in the attached dbl garage & detached, heated shop. Ideal for cars & toys w/a 125’ concrete driveway for lrg RV parking & 30 amp service. Magnificently landscaped private .22 acre lot. $ MLS® 10029762



2541 50 Street NW 25 acres w/fencing & x-fencing, corrals, city water w/well for irrigation, creeks and beautiful pastures. 26x36 shop w/gas heat and 200 amp service, 32x40 hay barn, 70x40 barn w/stalls. Charming 4 bed, 3 bath home w/beautiful yard and gardens. MLS® 10047666



3761 Lakeshore Road

60 Shuswap Street

Spectacular architecturally designed home. Situated on 5.7 acres of total privacy with an unobstructed lake view. Vaulted timber frame ceilings, river rock f/place, hardwood floors, loads of glass and multiple decks make this a special home.

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

MLS® 10045829



MLS® 10037306



6674/6676 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt, Road Amazing opportunity to own a waterfront estate. 2-1 acre properties (2 titles) each with their own home. Main home over 4000 sq. ft w/1475 sq ft 2nd home. Ddble garage, ddble boathouse, boat ramp, lots of parking $ MLS® 10048285


Salmon Arm Observer, June 06, 2012  

June 06, 2012 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer

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