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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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Rapid rider: Malakwa’s Ricky McLain doesn’t let the washout at the east end of Cambie Solsqua Road deter his Thursday afternoon bike ride.

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High water causes havoc along Cambie Solsqua Road Eagle River levelling off: Evacuation alert rescinded for Sundance Road and area residents. By Lachlan Labere and Barb Brouwer Eagle Valley News

To say last week was a wet one around Sicamous is an understatement. With the melting snowpack and the pounding rains, normally quiet creeks became torrents rushing towards the Eagle River, which overflowed its banks in numerous spots along its winding path to Shuswap Lake. Residents along Cambie Solsqua Road received the worst of it. Wednesday afternoon, what’s known as Ylisto Creek rose, while the culvert going under the road became plugged. The end result was a massive washout that closed that end of the road for a few days. “I came home here at one o’clock yesterday (June 6), and I said to the guy that was giving me a ride home, I said, ‘well, I bet you this creek will be going over the road.’ By four o’clock it was going over the road,” said Whit Lee, while standing on a bank of riprap piled high to contain the creek. Lee said it wasn’t the first time the creek has overflown its banks at that spot.

“The whole mountainside came down and covered the road, right, and this creek here covered this…,” said Lee, pointing to the roughly 100 feet of flooded road in front of him. As Ylisto was flowing over the road, nearby Sims Creek was also becoming a concern for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP). The creek was flowing high, with heavy mud and log debris beginning to collect, threatening to cause the creek to overflow its bank. In response, the CSRD, through SEP, issued an evacuation alert Wednesday evening to residents of Sundance Road, and residents along a section of Cambie Solsqua Road. Late Thursday afternoon, Sundance Road resident Vicki Krahn was down on Cambie Solsqua to pick her child up from the school bus. Krahn said an RCMP officer came around at 10:30 the night before with the alert as she and her family were getting ready for bed. She said they were prepared to leave, if they See Waterfront on page 2

Flooded: Cambie Solsqua Road resident Stan Heitman looks across his property that was largely submerged as of Thursday afternoon. Photo by Lachlan Labere


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District of Sicamous hires Clinton CAO By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

The District of Sicamous has hired a full-time chief administrative officer, who will begin work later this summer. Last week Sicamous Mayor Darrell Trouton formally announced that Heidi Frank has been hired to take on the CAO position from interim CAO Doug Ruttan. Frank, who

currently serves as thee Village of Clinton’ss o CAO, is expected to begin work with thee District of Sicamouss as of Aug. 1. e, In a news release, k Trouton says Frank brings with her “aa e, wealth of experience, leadership and skill to the role, and that he looks forward to “working with her to enhance district initiatives and bring positive, creative solutions

Heidi Frank to Sicamous’ unique resort status to ensure Sicamous is a vibrant, livable and prosperous community.” Trouton told the

News that Frank had been hired through an extensive process undertaken by council, with the guidance of hired consultant, Tracey Lorenson of Paragon Strategic Services Ltd. “Council feels comfortable with the choice and we’re looking forward to it,” he said. At council’s request, Ruttan came out of retirement to serve

as interim administrator after council let go former CAO Alan Harris in January. Ruttan says the job has lasted a little bit longer than anticipated, but he’s fine with that. Asked what his plans are when August comes round, Ruttan was quick to answer. “Getting my golf game back up,” laughs Ruttan. “Which I have not been able to do.”

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had to, but appeared to be taking it all in stride. “I don’t know if anybody has left… Nobody seems to be in a panic,” said Krahn, adding the creek had overflowed its bank the year before they bought their home. “It would have been ’97 or ’98… Sims Creek at both sides washed out. So I’m thinking that’s what their concern is, that we will be washed out,” said Krahn. Further west down Cambie Solsqua, Stan Heitman was flooded with concerns of his own. Much of the property around his house was underwater. While his home was safe, his work shed and all its contents, including two snowmobiles and lawn equipment, was half submerged. And, over by the train tracks was a small island where his animals, sheep and alpacas, stood in need of rescue. “I have six sheep and two alpacas, and I’ve got to do something but

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it’s a gamble with the trains, because if you start herding them off the tracks and a train comes…,” said Heitman. While it’s not uncommon for the stream running through Heitman’s property to flood, he says the problem is exacerbated by a culvert under the railway tracks that is preventing the water from reaching the river. “I was down checking the culvert two-anda-half days ago and it was fine,” says Heitman. “When it started raining, it came up so fast, it just can’t get through the culvert fast enough, so it just accumulates. It’s done it three times this year but never this high. It was the rain. The rain just put it over the top.” Heitman credits CP Rail for responding to his calls and wanting to remedy the problem. However, there is a hold-up with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans who,

according to Heitman, have said that nothing can be done about the culvert until August. With the culvert addressed, Heitman expects his property would still flood a bit, but nowhere near what he was seeing Thursday. Meanwhile, he says his neighbours have been offering their support, and a place to keep the animals once he was able to get them off their island. “It’s going to be a slow fix if it doesn’t quit raining,” said Heitman. The good news is that the Eagle River is leveling off, according to SEP co-ordinator Cliff Doherty. And, with works completed at Sims Creek, SEP has been able to withdraw the evacuation alert. “We removed the evacuation alert in the Sims Creek Sundance Road area near Sicamous at 1:25 p.m. June 11,” he said. “All the work MOTI (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) was

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doing, armouring along the banks of the creek, was to be complete by 4 p.m.” SEP’s attention is now going to other areas of concern, including Shuswap Lake. Doherty said the electronic gauge at Canoe recorded the level at 348.25 metres Monday afternoon. The Water Stewardship Division of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations told Doherty Monday morning they continue to believe the lake will crest at a one in five year flood level, probably in the third week of June. “That description is 348.7 metres and similar to where the lake got to last year,” says Doherty. “It’s normal.” That doesn’t mean all area residents are out of the woods yet. “The biggest concern we have right now is beach dwellers – maybe not so much from water levels, but from waves caused by

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wind or boating activity,” he says. Over at the City of Salmon Arm’s Public Works Department, manager John Rosenberg says he’s hopeful freshet will continue without incident. But in the spirit of hope for the best and prepare for the worst, Rosenberg says the city has put its action plan into effect. He notes waves can change the water elevation by two feet or .6 metres – something beach residents should keep in mind over the next few weeks. “We’re doing our due diligence – our action plan is in place and we’ll deal with whatever comes along.” Rosenberg and Doherty both agree what comes along will be dependent on the weather mother nature serves up in the near future. Both men also agree that concerned waterfront residents should get some sand bags and get busy protecting their property.

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North Okanagan boat patrols will focus on education and safety this year. The patrols, conducted by RCMP members and reservists, Transport Canada officials and conservation officers, have set a goal of having no deaths or serious injuries on the lakes and rivers in the area this summer. “It’s about boating safety for everyone and having fun on the water,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson for the Vernon-North Okanagan detachment. “You can encounter our officers patrolling the lakes of the North Okanagan and Shuswap.” The patrols will key on Kalamalka, Okanagan, Mabel, Sugar, Shuswap and Wood Lakes, as well as the Shuswap River, this summer. The focus will be on safety equipment, boat licences and vessel licences (the number on the bow). Boat operators must produce their boating

licence and picture ID and the paper work for the vessel they are operating. If not, a fine of $287 can be levied for failing to produce this paperwork Officers will be looking onboard for safety equipment including life-jackets, a whistle or horn, waterproof flashlight, a heaving line (throwing a line that can offer assistance to another boat or someone in trouble in the water), a paddle and a boat with an inboard motor must have a fire extinguisher. Patrol officers want to remind everyone that you must be 16 years of age to operate a boat or a personal water craft, you need to produce your license, and the numbers are required on the bow of the personal watercraft. People using a stand-up paddle board are required to have a life-jacket on or onboard the board when using it in open water. Officers in 2011 put in more than 500 hours on the water in our area.

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“There were over 2,600 boats checked, they issued 1,500 warnings and laid 150 charges,” said Molendyk. “They took 15 boats off the water that were deemed unsafe, and seven operators were investigated for impaired operation of a motor vessel.” The main charges that were laid were no spotter while towing a water skier (and this could be a crimi-

nal charge), operating without a boat licence and no life-jackets. In 2011, officers working the waters of the Okanagan and Shuswap checked more boats then were checked in the rest of the province. “They said, by far, the majority of the boating public were very happy to see them on the water and were happy to be reminded of some of the minor

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OPINION Canada’s farm statistics need our attention


he numbers published from the Statistics Canada Census indicate we might find the cupboards a little bare in future years when it comes to food that has been produced in Canada. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the numbers show Canada is continuously gaining more people, while we are losing our ability to feed them. In 2011 Canada had 205,730 farms, a decrease of 23,643 farms, or 10.3 per cent since 2006. That’s just in five years. If this trend continues we will have lost another 10.3 per cent by 2016. However, the population of Canada increased by 5.9 per cent between the 2006 and 2011 censuses, compared with a 5.4 per cent increase during the previous five-year period. Canada’s population increased at a faster rate than the population of any other member of the G8 group of industrialized nations between 2006 and 2011. This was also the case between 2001 and 2006. What adds more concern to future food production in Canada is that it shows our farmers are getting older, and when they retire the family’s younger members are not carrying on through succession. Frequently prime farm land is hotly pursued and purchased by developers who do not have food production on their agenda. As we lose the farms and the people who work them, so will we also lose our ability to produce sufficient food for our own means. The only option that will be available to us is to bring what we eat in from other countries; that’s if they have any to spare, and we can afford to buy. If we continue to follow what the statistics are showing, we will be going down a dangerous path of no return. Once we lose the ability to feed ourselves we will lose our independence and our sustainable future. Keeping Canada’s kitchen fully stocked should be the goal of every politician in Canada. Agriculture in this country needs more than a fair shake, it needs a bounty of support from government at all levels and in all jurisdictions. You can’t eat ore, oil or condos. - Barriere Star Journal



Goodbye greenhouse gas emission goals By Tom Fletcher News Columnist

VICTORIA – In February, this column asked the question: “Are B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction targets history?” The answer is contained in a new draft plan from BC Hydro on how to meet future power demand. And while it’s not explicitly stated, the answer is yes. The draft plan was released in May for discussion purposes, but so far there hasn’t been much discussion. This is surprising given some of the recommendations, such as firing up the Burrard Thermal natural gas power plant more often and buying fossil fuel power from the North American market to keep up to demand. The plan confirms a few things that have been evident for a while. Dreams of exporting B.C. hydroelectric power are gone for the foreseeable future. And with mining ramping up, along with natural gas development and population growth, BC Hydro now projects electricity demand could rise by 50 per cent over the next 20 years. The emergence of huge shale gas sources in B.C. and across the United States has changed the North Ameri-

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can energy picture dramatically, as U.S. electricity producers replace coal by burning cheaper and cleaner gas to ramp up power production. B.C. is losing gas market share in the U.S., its only export customer for heating fuel and electricity use. Former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate goals officially remain in place: 33 per cent greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 and a whopping 80 per cent by 2050. If the gas boom proceeds as planned, B.C. domestic emissions will not be down, but up considerably by 2020. Premier Christy Clark has a new target for 2020: three liquefied natural gas production lines feeding high-pressure tankers at Kitimat, for export to Asia. Not only will B.C. need to buy gas-fired power from outside the province to keep up to industrial and residential demand, but the natural gas industry will need its own new gas-fired electricity to produce LNG for export. Natural gas passed forestry as B.C.’s top resource revenue source many years ago. In 2005, the volatile gas price spiked up and produced $1 billion in windfall profits that allowed the B.C. government to buy a rare period of public sector labour peace through the 2010 Olympics.

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Now a glut of shale gas has pushed the North American price down from its historic range of $4 to $6 per thousand cubic feet to about $2.40. Despite that low price, gas producers in B.C. are going flat out to develop the Horn River and Montney shale gas deposits in northeast B.C. I asked David Pryce, vice-president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, why so much gas is being developed now. He said producers have made huge investments in B.C. shale gas drilling rights, and are in an international race to supply LNG to Asian countries where the price is currently four times higher than in North America. If LNG doesn’t fly here, B.C.’s gas export market soon evaporates. Currently, gas producers pay about $400 million a year in royalties, and that much again to buy up shale gas drilling rights. The industry already employs about 12,000 workers in B.C. The B.C. government has little choice but to redefine its climate targets. Instead of cutting domestic emissions, it will try to take credit for displacing coal power in Asia. Fortunately, B.C.’s main coal exports are for high-grade coal used in steelmaking.

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someone in our yard looking at the flag and upon inquiring what he was doing this person declared that he did not like the flag with Canada tacked to the American “backside,” and demanded that it be given to him. When the housesitter explained that it was not his to give, the person was joined by another individual and they threatened to come on the deck and take it away from him. With discretion being the better part of valour in a two on one

situation, the flag and flagstaff were handed

timidation and robbery to appease their

We truly feel sorry for the state of mind of these two “brave patriots” who would stoop to trespass, intimidation and robbery to appease their misguided feelings of Canadian inferiority.

over. We truly feel sorry for the state for mind of these two “brave patriots” who would stoop to trespass, in-

misguided feelings of Canadian inferiority. Should the perpetrators wish to return the flag and staff where they got them


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there will be no questions asked. Anyone with information leading to the return of our flag, can do so anonymously if desired by leaving a note in the mailbox in front of the house. It does seem a shame that in a world full of struggle for peace, that even in the small town of Sicamous, bigotry and prejudice can rear their ugly heads. Julia Reid and Fred Slater

Mayes avoids addressing climate concerns head on Ever wonder how people can afford to take time off work to lobby on behalf of Suncor and Enbridge? Investigations have uncovered the fact that lobbyists are being paid by multinational corporations to try to influence government. How ironic that Colin Mayes’ attempt to paint environmentalists as jobless urchins living off the public purse and funds from foreign puppeteers, appeared in the paper on the same week it was announced that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have

reached a sobering 400 parts per million. Mr. Mayes’ article makes many allegations but provides little detail. Who are these paid demonstrators? Which charities have gone past the 10 per cent they are allowed to spend on advocacy? Environmental groups are hardly the only beneficiaries of American interest group largesse. The NRA was involved in the campaign to end the long-gun registry in Canada. Was Mr. Mayes similarly outraged when those for-

eigners were “undermining democracy” in “a sovereign country?” Global warming is a problem that extends beyond our borders. In order to forestall this looming ecological disaster, we need to stop building more petroleum-based infrastructure like pipelines and bitumen refineries, and we need government investment into energy technologies, efficiencies, and new energy systems that do not continue to raise CO2 levels. Small ‘c’ conser-

vatives tend to pride themselves on claiming the moral high ground yet the Conservative party seems indifferent to the human suffering already apparent from global warming. Climate change is today causing crop failure, starvation and ‘climate refugees.’ Atmospheric pollution and climate change is not just an environmental issue; it is certainly a moral issue. Even fiscal conservatives should have obvious reason to be concerned about glob-

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Vol. 50 No. 2 Sicamous, B.C., • 1.05 (GST included) •

Residents flustered over theft of unity flag While on a recent trip to the U.S., we purchased what is known as a Unity Flag, which is half Canadian and half American and which honours the co-operation and association of two friendly neighbour nations. We even hung the flag on the side of the house between ourselves and our nextdoor neighbour, rather than at the front, to honour the friendship that we have. This past Friday, June 1, while we were out of town, our housesitter noticed

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al warming. The cost of preventing and repairing damage to infrastructure from ever more powerful storms, extreme weather events, and pest infestations will necessitate higher taxes and hurt commerce. In subsequent columns, I would like to see Mr. Mayes address the issue of climate change head on, rather than attacking those who want to see our government take action to deal with global warming. Larissa Lutjen



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Wanted: U.S. authorities seek to extradite Malakwa man. By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

A Shuswap man wanted in the United States for his alleged involvement in a cross-border smuggling operation may have reason to fear for his life. U.S. authorities have begun the process to extradite Colin Hugh Martin of Malakwa, and three other B.C. residents, Sean William Doak, James Gregory Cameron and Adam Christian J. Serrano, for their involvement in a Canada-U.S. smuggling ring where quantities of marijuana and ecstasy were flown from B.C. to Washington by helicopter and exchanged for cocaine. The men are named in an indictment, filed on Dec. 22 in a U.S. District Court in Washing-

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Sicamous product Shea Weber tagged to play for Team Canada By Lachlan Labere


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Hard work and determination will pay off for Shea Weber in February when he suits up in the red and whites of Team Canada. The 24-year-old Sicamous product was tagged last month to represent the nation in the 2010 Olympic Games. It’s a goal Weber had been working towards, and an opportunity he’s proud to be part of. “The Olympics are a very special event, not only for hockey but for winter sports and to be able to play for your country and compete for a medal is kind of neat,” says Weber. The 6’4”, 234 lb. Nashville Predators defenceman will be sporting the maple leaf with other big names in hockey like Scott

Niedermayer (Anaheim Ducks), Roberto “Whatever they want him to do, he’ll do Luongo (Vancouver Canucks), Chris Pronger it,” said James. “He’s a team-first guy, he’s (Philadelphia Flyers) and Sidney Crosby not a selfish player at all.” (Pittsburgh PenBoth parents guins). share what could Apart from a be described as a camp held last subdued exciteThe Olympics are a very summer, Wement for their special event, not only for ber guesses the son and the honhockey but for winter sports team may have a our that’s been and to be able to play for couple of days to bestowed up on gel in February him. Shea Weber before hitting the “Shea phoned Team Canada ice in Whistler, home and said and he’s interest‘I’ve been chosen ryone fits ed in seeing how everyone fits. But Weber’s to play in the Olympics Olympics, and I said ‘okay,’” mom and dad, Tracy and James, don’t ex- Tracy commented, explaining it’s kind of a pect Shea will have any problems. family trait not to overreact – one that Shea

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Local trails offer variety of outdoor escapes By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

There’s no need to drive to Banff or Jasper to hike when there are similarly breathtaking trails right here in the Shuswap. John Coffey, a member of the Shuswap Trail Alliance, has been hiking throughout the Shuswap since the early 70’s and has shared some of his expeditions with fellow hikers who have marveled at what the area has to offer, while questioning the need to go anywhere else. “There’s all this area north of here that’s called the Anstey Range – most people in Salmon Arm, the Shuswap and Sicamous, have no idea we have world-class mountain glaciers and hiking just north of here that’s easily as good as the Rockies,” says Coffey. “And I’ve taken people in and that’s been their comment; ‘Why do we travel to the Rockies when this is two hours away?’ And it’s right here and it’s spectacular.” The Sicamous area alone is a wealth of unique trail systems that cater to a range of hiking expertise. One of the most accessible, Sicamous Creek, is a recently upgraded circle route that offers a brilliant view of Sicamous Creek Falls. Trail Alli-

Happy hikers: Justine Patrick takes daughters Angeline and Lucille for a hike through the Eagle Valley Nature Park. Photo by Lachlan Labere ance member Lori Schneider-Wood says she is amazed, to the point of being shocked, with how many of her fellow Sicamous residents who have never actually walked the simple trail. “Even people who work with the district… Never heard of it, didn’t even know it existed,” says Wood. “And it’s two miles out of town.” Other less-challenging trails include the Old Sicamous Highway, which makes it’s way down to the lake, the beautiful Gorge Creek Falls trail across from the Last Spike in Craigellachie, and the Eagle River Nature Park, where Coffey and Wood were hiking last week in search of botanical rarities – in particular, the Cascara tree, once highly sought after as a natural laxative. Wood describes the


park’s pathways as “10 kilometres of beautifully groomed, all-season trails.” About to embark on a hike through Eagle River Nature Park with her daughters Angeline and baby Lucille, Justine Patrick says all the local trail systems are part of why she lives in Sicamous. “I think our trails are vital to our ability to actually appreciate the Shuswap and the diversity here… They’re pretty essential,” says Patrick. Not too far off from Eagle River is the Eagle Pass Mountain Trail, which Coffey calls the “best hike in the whole country,” with the remains of an old fire lookout up top. “There’s a horse trail to it so it’s a moderate walk up to it and very few people have been

there,” says Coffey. The Shuswap Trail Alliance website lists 14 trails alone in the Sicamous area, though Coffey guesses there’s at least a couple dozen. And new ones are coming online, such as those within North Fork Wild, a 51-acre parcel of land in Electoral Area E Sicamous-Malakwa, donated by owner Peter Jennings to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for parks and recreation. Perhaps the most well-known trail in the area is the Larch Hills Traverse, which can be hiked, biked or skied from Salmon Arm to Sicamous. The trail was featured last year in BC Magazine, in which it was described as “22 kilometres of vintage trail, including the adrenaline surging downhill zigzag known as the Sicamous


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Switchbacks.” The magazine’s photographer, Patrick Halley, who was said to have biked many of the world’s top trails, called the switchbacks “one of the Seven Wonders of singletrack.” Coffey and Wood both regularly lead hiking expeditions throughout the Shuswap, and welcome hikers who are new to the area to contact the trail alliance to find the hikes best suited to them. “Phone me up, you’d get which trails to do at certain times of the year, which plants you’ll see and the kind of views…,” says Coffey. For more information about trails in the Sicamous area or throughout the Shuswap, visit www.shuswaptrails. com.

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Primo play: Rick Jager hoists the Eagle River Golf and Country Club Men’s Open trophy with Jeff Primeau, winner of the course’s 2012 Men’s Open tournament. Primeau won in a sudden-death tiebreaker on hole #1 against 2011 winner Sonny Jager. The June 2 tournament hosted entrants from Calgary, Lumby, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. Photo submitted

Franson and Weber preparing golf fundraiser Charity: Tournament to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation. Local NHL stars Shea Weber and Cody Franson have announced their plans to host the first annual Sicamous Shootout Charity Golf Tournament. The tourney, to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation, will be held on July 13 at the Hyde Mountain Golf Course. Weber and Franson will be joined by many of their NHL colleagues to raise money to fight cancer. Weber says that he

y has been touched by the support of his fel-low players. “Cody and I havee discussed doing thiss for some time andd we are excited to gett a group of good guyss together for such a d great cause,” said Weber. “I know thee community will rally around this event to make it a success and I am really looking forward to showcasing my hometown.” Franson says both he and Weber have put a lot into making this year’s tournament a success and that it has

Cody Franson been a very rewarding experience. “We had two criteria when we started out,” said Franson. “We wanted to make it a fun experience where people could interact with NHL players, but we didn’t want to lose sight

of the need to raise money for the Cancer Foundation. That is why Shea and I have worked so hard to find great auction items, and have really encouraged the Okanagan business community to get behind this.” While Weber and Franson would love to see as many golfers participate as possible, they will continue to fundraise up until the event. Weber says that he is committed to working flat out over the next six weeks to

make this happen. “Golf spots are going fast but we still have a need for sponsorships and donations,” said Weber. “I encourage everyone we can to make a donation because cancer seems to touch almost every Canadian in some way.” To find out more regarding the single entrant registration draw, sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation, visit, or contact Mark Black at 604-345-8290.

Hyde Mountain’s Rick Thompson back on the links for ALS Hyde Mountain Golf Course, Talking Rock Golf Course, Salmon Arm Golf Club and Shuswap Lake and Estates Golf & Country Club will each be participating in the 2012 PGA of BC Golf A Thon for ALS, to give hope to patients living with ALS. Golf pros from

each of these courses will golf as many holes as possible on the days listed below to raise awareness and funds: • June 14, Shuswap Lake Estates G&CC: Brian O’Keefe; • June 20, Salmon Arm Golf Club: Doug Herron, Dale Machesney and Ryan Stugis;

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of people outside the front door the other day with blueprints in hand, so I’m assuming that the long-awaited landscape project is close at hand. If they pull off a great job for the front entrance and transform it into something welcoming and beautiful, this Japanese technique may pull those disgruntled eyes away from the actual building itself so their focus naturally lands on the greenery out front. I have a fairly big composting area with about five or six bins cooking away, which I affectionately call my “industrial park,” and another spot where I keep my power wagon, leaf shredders and other big items. These are not the most attractive areas, so I’ve used this technique and planted pretty flower gardens next to them, so that

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JOHN ELVIN (JACK) McCALLUM It is with great sadness and sorrow the family announces the passing of “John Elvin McCallum”, “Jack” 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 “Flo” of 75 years, son; “Jack Jr”, grandchildren; Don (Jane), Yvonne (Geoff), Alannah (Old Hands), Darlene (Cliff), Charlene (Mike), nieces, nephews, 6 great-grandchildren and many wonderful friends. Jack first 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 “Jack Jr” 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, fishing, flying, and spending time telling stories with many friends. In 1988 he wrote a book with friend Steven Hill, “Old Bold Pilot”, 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. “A true pioneer and adventurist who will be forever loved and missed by many.” Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories at


DEBORAH ANN TRACY (MORRISON) May 25, 1955 - May 31, 2012 After a courageous battle acy with illness, Deb Tracy 1, passed away May 31, 2012. Deb started her working career at The Alpiner Inn, and at FreDor’s Chicken, owned and operated by Fred and Doreen Melnick (most recently known as Eagle Pass Landing) before being hired at the e Eagle Valley News. It was as here she found her life’s ife’s work; having a natural talent for creative ad and page design. Her skill was amazing, and she was quick to learn new computer programs and new methods of design. She was completely comfortable with always changing technology, could master all things new in a heartbeat, whether it was a computer, a microwave or shopping on eBay. She embraced the Internet long before the rest of us caught onto it and, in turn, it opened a whole new world for her. Deb lived most of her life in the MalakwaSicamous area, with her parents, Henry and Nellie Morrison. Once she was transferred to the Salmon Arm Observer full time, though, it made sense for her to make her home in that community. Also, her life had changed dramatically with the passing of her parents and then her sister, Audrey. Deb was generous to a fault, and always made sure her friends and co-workers were celebrated on birthdays and other special occasions. Her loyalty to her friends and family was unwavering. Deb became a big hockey fan, and enjoyed being part of the Sicamous Eagles organization, jumping in to help in any way she could – from souvenir program production, to flipping hamburgers, to sitting in the stands and cheering on the boys. The year she took in billets was a fun time for her. She spoiled them rotten and her boys adored her. When one of them left behind a little kitten before going back home, she discovered she loved cats as much as she loved dogs, and adopted “Kitty.” She met the love of her life, Tim Tracy in June 2004 and moved to Salmon Arm in May 2005 to continue her career at the Salmon Arm Observer. Tim and Deb were married July 22, 2006 and Deb became step-mom to Michael, James and Shannon Tracy, and grandmom to Caitlynn and Dillon Tracy. Deb treasured Tim’s family and loved to shop for them at Christmas and birthdays. In her 33 years of working for the Eagle Valley News and Salmon Arm Observer, Deb showed a remarkable work ethic. Always on time, she had the coffee on for everyone else, was always working as quickly and efficiently as she possibly could and was incredibly passionate about her job. Deb was predeceased by her parents Henry and Nellie Morrison, and sister Audrey Smith. She is survived by her husband Tim Tracy, sister Donna Baldry, brother Larry Hedman, brother-inlaw Jim Smith, nephews John and Garnet Smith and their families, plus her step-family Michael, James and Shannon, plus grandkids Caitlynn and Dillon Tracy. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 14 at 11:00 am, in the chapel at Bower’s Funeral Home in Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Salmon Arm SPCA would be appreciated.

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

Eagle Valley News Wednesday, June 13, 2012



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Merchandise for Sale


Heavy Duty Machinery

FREE TO GOOD home. Small to med. female dog, 8-10 mos. old. Short hair, very intelligent. Loves dogs, cats & kids. 250836-3478.

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions GIANT RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION at Auction World (Kelowna) June 13th, 6:00 pm 1-800-556-5945 UNRESERVED AUCTIONSJune 16 & 17, Redwater, Alberta. Collector vehicles and tractors, 1300 die cast toy tractors, wagons, buggies, show harness; old gas upright gas pumps; original case eagle; antiques. Thursday, June 21 - Harry Shapka, Vilna, Alberta. Phone 780-636-2165. JD 8650, 4440, 4240; Concord air drill; 1977 & 87 Kenworths; Cat 966C loader; Komatsu D85; lowboy; 8820 & 860 combines; haying equipment. Saturday, June 23 - John Baranec, Innisfree, Alberta. Phone 780-592-2308. Steiger ST250, 9030 Bi-Directional; 4640 & 4320; MF 8450; Claas 98; 1980 Ford tandem; Kello 24’ disc; JD 820 & 830; plus full line-up. View full lists online:

Garage Sales LIONS Estate Sale Sat June 16, 10am-3pm, viewing on Fri. 7pm-9pm. Hshld. furniture, antiques, etc. #114, 222 Martin St. QUILTING sale. Tons of fabric $2-$6/m, hundreds of fat 1/4’s $1/ea, patterns, kits, rulers, tools & more. Also other craft & household items. 713 Whitehead St. Sicamous Fir Jun 15, 4pm-7pm, Sat Jun 16, 9am12pm. (250)836-3132

Interior South

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

FIREWOOD-dry, split, del’d, Sicamous area. Campfire or woodstove length. Fir mixed. $150/cord. $80/1/2 cord. Unseasoned birch avail. (250)836-2430 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 LIKE NEW Kitchen Aid Fridge, 23.5 w/water & ice dispenser. $1200 OBO (250)836-3955 STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x 76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422

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#305 1002 Riverside Avenue, Sicamous


Business for Sale

Antiques / Classics

Auto Financing

I SCREAM 4 ice cream, mobile/stationary, newly reno’d. Ready to go. 1 (250)317-8700 LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email:

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Cars - Sports & Imports 2009 Honda Civic, 4 door, sun roof, loaded, 62000Km, like new, ext. warranty.(250)8045033, (250)836-4142 ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. Needs some body work. For more info. 1-250-5239762. (Logan Lake)

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Recreational/Sale 1999 22ft. Travelair 5th Wheel Fully loaded, trailer hitch incl. Very Good cond. $6000 250836-3539

Trucks & Vans ‘97 FORD AEROSTAR VAN, AWD, 2 sets of tires w/ rims. 250,000 kms. $1300.00 OBO. 250-804-5156.

Boats Rentals


Apt/Condo for Rent LGE 1 & 2 BDRM. BRIGHT apts. In suite storage, green space, live-in manager. Cable incl. Sicamous, 250-836-4516 or 250-804-5364.

Modular Homes

Your Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen


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JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00

WATERFRONT PENTHOUSE! 3 bdrm., 3 baths, 1770 sq. ft., 2 covered balconies! Open concept dining/ living/kitchen with 10’ ceilings! Propane Fireplace! Lock out suite! Lake and Mtn. view with 2 boat slips (1 oversized), 2 underground parking spots and 1 above ground.



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Misc. Wanted COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)




Misc. for Sale DIGITAL TV box with remote, $50.(250)836-4613

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Skid-Steer Loader * Track Excavator Light Equipment Hauling * Dump Truck

Real Estate

Call Charlotte Hutchinson Personal Real Estate Corporation


1-800-582-8639 CELL 250-833-6545 OFFICE 250-836-2223 at Mara Lake INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

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Homes for Rent

SICAMOUS; 5 BDRM home on 1/2 acre across from Askews on main St. $950/mo + util., 2 bdrm house on 1/2 acre $550/mo + util., avail now, 1 (604)836-7888.

Townhouses SICAMOUS 2 bdrm townhouses, c/w washer & dryer. 250-836-4556

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1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) Fold down table for a queen sized bed Fold up bunk beds VHF radio Hull is sound, galley is dated. Low draft 200 hrs on new engine A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9000 Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information


Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Eagle Valley News

Karen Singbeil



P: 250.833.8115 or 1.800.582.8639 #1 2036 Solsqua Sicamous Road, Sicamous


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#10 1383 Silver Sands Road, Sicamous

12 Bruhn Road, Sicamous

230 Bayview Drive, Sicamous

Move In Ready

Bring your RV

Great Priced Lot

Lakeview Lot

Affordable summer getaway or live full time! Gorgeous completely rebuilt mobile high end finishing! New cabinets, Granite kitchen counters, new lighting, hardwood floors, maintenance free exterior and rock landscaped yard.

Cedar trees give this lot .05 acre privacy in this great development. Double parking and room for your RV or park model. Silver Sands RV resort is a private Gated complex. Open ALL year!

Easy WATERFRONT access lot to build your cottage on in the Shuswap ! Best priced lot to build your cottage on Shuswap Lake & enjoy the summer, cross over CPR tracks to Shuswap lake & beach.

Suited for a Walkout Bungalow w/full basement. Phenomenal Lakeviews of Mara Lake, Shuswap Lake & Hyde Mountain. Minutes to Lake and Sledding. NO HST, GST was paid. Listing REALTOR® owner.









#5 1205 Riverside Avenue, Sicamous

5181 70 Avenue, NE Canoe, V1E 4R3


#252 213 White Pine Crescent, Sicamous

Corner Lot Rancher

Gigantic Garage

Condo in White Pines

De-registred Mobile

18 x 40 - 14’ automatic door Plus Comes with a Fully furnished 1 Bedroom 1 bath Turn Key Condo just steps to Shuswap lake in Sicamous! Ready for possession! Hardwood & tile floors, covered deck, Black Appliances.

Steps to white sandy beaches of Mara Lake, ready for possession, Lake View: 968 sq ft. 2 bedroom & 1 full bath, bright upper loft for sleeping or entertaining, BOAT Slip incl. Large single garage!

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath clean but older condition. Sauna & shower. Large 34 x 48 Shop, oil pit, wood stove, propane heater above, 2 pc bath, 400 AMP service, cinder block and 12’ door.







#232 213 White Pine Crescent, Sicamous




2895 Sundance Road, Sicamous

Turn Key Condo

Quiet & Serene

Single Family Home

Waterfront Luxury Condo

Newly renovated home located at the edge of a cedar forest with mountain backdrop. Nestled in Privacy with gorgeous landscaping, 3 bedroom & 1 bath, New Kitchen & bath, Hardwood floor, Dbl Garage, FP

4.76 Private Acres backing on Eagle River. Very private, end of cul-de-sac in Malakwa, gate and long driveway, secluded in a forest of trees. Some sheds on property.

52 FT Houseboat & 60’ deep water BOAT SLIP, FURNISHINGS + A CONDO INCLUDED! 1126 sq ft Condo includes Luxury Ashley furnishings. Completely turnkey, high end unit , 2 beds 2 baths. Amazing Lake views from this unit!




#12 505 Poage Avenue, Sicamous







Build a Dream Home

Waterfront Penthouse

True Waterfront Condo

Directly across from Mara Provincial Park on Highway 97A C5 Zoned! Rogers Fall Creek feeds in Mara Lake runs thru land, Stunning! Countless options 14.01 Acrs Undeveloped Land, Drilled well, build a home, cottage development, campground, group purchase, pprty for sale next door.

Penthouse “Aqua Mara” Sandy Beaches on Mara Lake, Sicamous ! Boat Slip, storage locker, unit entitled 2 parking stalls & RV parking. Vaulted Ceilings, Hardwood, Tile, 2 bedrooms + Den, 2 full baths! BOAT slip Incl!

!n Grandview Shores! 1636 sq ft 2 bedroom 3 full baths, den, upper bonus room. Open to below Views from every room, Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, 2 Parking, BOAT Slip, truly the nicest condo in the Shuswap!





8265 Highway 97A, Mara

339 Coach Road, Sicamous

Stunning Property


Large Rancher with outdoor swimming pool, great recreational business “Mara Spring Lodges” 3 rental units, double garage, triple carport, the list goes on and on! Easy access to beach & lake across hwy via Mara Prov Park.

WATERFRONT acreage. Mara Lake 176’ lakefront & 1.22 acres of land. 2085 sq. ft. home, newer reno’s hardwood, white kitchen, railing, open to below. Great views & large windows. Walk out basement, 2 wood burning fireplaces. Garage & carport.











Best buy uyy in in Si Siicamo Sicamous! Sica iccamous!!

3 freehold titled lots on Old Town Rd ! Affordable dable 3 treed lots with beautiful setting and views. Lots have sewer and d water t ffrom Di District ti t of Sicamous at lot line. Shuswap Lake just down the street. HST applicable.



1, 200,000 222 Kappel Street, Sicamous


Wonderful! nd nd de erf e rrfful rful! ful! l!

Large Family amily am miiily m ly Home Home om

4 bedroom 2 bath ath family home located on oversize lot .29 acres in the heart of Sicamous , just ust a minute away from ous new birch kitchen the lake! Fabulous w/ granite. Double detached garage, covered deck, gorgeous landscaped yard.

Zoned R8 Residential dential w/legal suite, 4 bedrooms up & 2 bedroom suite down. Cul-de-Sac location ation in SE area of nice homes. Court Ordered Sale! All offers Subject to court approval. Selling “as is where is”


















Split Level Le Le evvel ve ell Home! Ho ome! e



651 11th Street, SE, Salmon Arm

4 bedroomss + 2 full baths great design with upgrades, hardwood, tile & laminate nate flooring , single garage & carport, paved driveway, lots of parking.




Semi Waterfront 11.89 Lakeview acreage Swansea Point ! Don’t find many unique properties like this! Main House, 2nd residence, Old 1930 1 bdrm cottage, potential to sub-divide, 3 access: 2 off Highway 97A & end of cul-de-sac Hummingbird.

Move e IIn n Ready! Re Re eady ady! ad y!



38,46,54 Old Town Road, Sicam Sicamous

Court Ordered ed Sale! Bring offers! Bi-level 4 bedrooms drooms & 2 full baths, basement is set up as potential mother-in-law suite. Close walk to town, lakes, shopping and schools.



9086 97A Highway, Swansea Point

614 Spruce Street, Sicamous

610 Gillis Avenue, Sicamous




#315 302 Mara Lake Lane, Sicamous




#14 100 Archibald Street, Sicamous

8259 Highway 97A, Mara

In White Pines Resort, bar none BEST location in complex with unobstructed views of Mara Lake & Sandy Beaches a few steps out your door 624 sq ft 2 bedrooms & 1 full bath, Boat Slip #21, laminate floors, single garage, end unit.



#D203 1118 Riverside Avenue, Sicamous

4956 Ward Road, Malakwa

3rd row end unit, Deep water Boat Slip #53 , sandy beach & lake complex! Loft style 2 bedrooms 1 full bath, large garage. New Laminate floors, Grade level Gorgeous Lake View, open patio area to BBQ & enjoy your view!



636 Swansea Point Road, Swansea Point

Rancher 2 Bedroom + Den home w/1 bath on Corner lot in Canoe. Subject to court approval. Schedule A must accompany offer. Minimum deposit 5% req. “AS IS WHERE IS” Taxes 1707/2011 Central location close to beach, Shuswap Lake & schools.






Eagle Valley News, June 13, 2012  

June 13, 2012 edition of the Eagle Valley News