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#Vehicles lay embedded in debris in Two Mile after being picked up and carried in a torrent Saturday, June 23, when Sicamous Creek burst its bank.
Lake levels peak, residents return Flooding: Clean up efforts underway for massive damage in Sicamous area. By Lachlan Labere and Barb Brouwer MARKET NEWS STAFF
While water levels will remain high over the next few days, Shuswap and Mara lakes have peaked and are expected to decline without further increases. David Campbell of the BC River Forecast Centre says the lake peaked overnight Tuesday at 349.4 metres, higher than the 1997 level
but well below the 349.66 metre level of 1972. “Shuswap River has been dropping,” he said on a Wednesday afternoon conference call following an update from warning preparedness meteorologist Doug Lundquist. “We’re expecting the lakes to hold and with the favourable weather forecast..., we are going to see a decline over the next few days.” Evacuees from the Two Mile
area finally had an opportunity to head home Tuesday evening, three days after Sicamous Creek blew its banks and came crashing down on the subdivision and neighbouring houseboat operation. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Shuswap Emergency Program rescinded the mandatory evacuation order for parts of Two Mile, including properties on the south side of Cartier Road, Graham
Road and Montcalm Crescent, Tecumseh Road, Wolfe Road and Sicamous Creek Frontage Road. Earlier Tuesday, the mandatory evacuation order was rescinded for Swansea Point, which was hit with a similar debris flow from Hummingbird Creek. Both areas were still on evacuation alert at press time.
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Continued from front With Highway 97A by the Two Mile bridge still in a state of disrepair, affected residents were able to return to their properties from the south through Grindrod. The removal of the evacuation orders followed aerial assessments by helicopter. “Up until yesterday… we didn’t know what the snowpack was like up there, we didn’t know if there were still blockages and lakes up there and stuff going to come down,” said Sicamous Mayor Darrell Trouton. “But we didn’t see any of that, none… So that was the turn of the century here because we can handle it from here. As long as our lake levels don’t go above where they are, we’re good. We can survive.” Residents of Swansea Point and Two Mile were evacuated Saturday and Sunday after Hummingbird and Sicamous Creeks turned into rampant debris flows, breaching their banks, rolling across Highway 97A and through the neighbouring communities. Approximately 250 people were evacuated from Swansea Point and 80 from 2 Mile. Another 100 to 120 were houseboaters who lost their vehicles in the Two Mile debris flow and have been unable to get home. “They went to the evacuation centre because their vehicles were gone. The highways are closed to their homes… so what do we do with them? We have to put them up. They have nothing,” said Sicamous Mayor Darrell Trouton. As of Monday, residents of the Sicamous Sands residents subdivision were also issued an evacuation alert. Water from the Eagle River had breached its banks, while lake water was seeping over sandbags in front of properties along the foreshore, and behind
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take a moment to reflect on the vast humanitarian effort he’s seen throughout the community, from SPCA volunteers caring for people’s pets, to those volunteers who have been stuffing and stacking sandbags for others in need. “People are doing everything they can and we just appreciate it. I’m just so proud to be part of this,” said
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FRIDAY, JUNE 29 ART SHOW – Mount Ida Painter’s Guild annual show and sale runs to Saturday at the Seniors’s Drop-in Centre on Hudson Avenue. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Admission is free, refreshments will be served, daily door prizes.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30 GLOBAL PICNIC – North Okanagan Brain Injury Society (NOSBIS) hosts a picnic at Marine Park from 11:30 to 2:30. Take your own lunch and enjoy bocce, lawn bowling, visiting and laughter. Call 250-833-1140 for info. JAVA JIVE – The Java Jive Bistro on the Trans-Canada Highway at Alexander Street presents the fiddle and guitar duo of Trent Freeman and Alexander Flock, from 7 to 9 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 1 CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – Free festival for children and their families runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Canada Day at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds, featuring games, entertainment, food and lots of fun for families. Volunteers are still needed to help set up and tear down. Call Karen Bubola at 250-832-6192 or
Kari Wilkinson at 250-832-826 if you can help. DINNER THEATRE - The 2012 edition of R.J. Haney Heritage Village’s Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre opens for the season with Captain Louie and the Pirate of the Shuswap. The dinner theatre runs Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Tickets are adults $24, seniors $21 and $14 for children under the age of 13. Reservations are a must. Call 250-832-5243.
TUESDAY, JULY 3 MULLY CHILDREN’S FAMILY – Hear about this non-profit, non-political, non-
governmental Christian organization in Africa that has helped more than 6,000 children be successfully rehabilitated and graduate over the last 20 years at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Shuswap Community Church at 3151 6th Ave. NE.
THURSDAY, JULY 5
Know that the Lord, He is God, it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people. – Psalm 100:3
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Interim Priest in Charge Rev. Canon Barbara Stewart
10:00 a.m. Services Sundays and Wednesdays 170 Shuswap Street S.E., Salmon Arm
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Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church Pastor Peter Stellingwerff 10:30 a.m. Worship
Nursery Care & Children’s Programs
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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian T.C.Hwy. across from RCMP Rev. Woldy Sosnowsky
Pre-service singing 10:45 a.m. Worship service 11:00 a.m. 250 832-7282
INTEGRATED HEALING - Maureen Edwardson presents integrative healing
workshop on Inner Resource Technologies with a free introduction session Thursday, July 5. Friday, July 6 evening and Saturday, July 7 session includes personal clearing. Three-day participation includes level 1 Personal Clearing/Intro to Facilitation. Call Tyhson Bannighen for information or to reserve at 250-835-8236.
SATURDAY, JULY 7 NAZARETH – The Scottish boys are back in town, appearing at the Shaw
Centre following Scarecrow, who will perform at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $34 for general seating or $39 for a place at a table on the floor. SUNNYBRAE ARTISTS – Group presents an Art Show and Sale at Sunnybrae Seniors Hall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments. Admission by donation.
SUNDAY, JULY 8 PIONEER DAYS – R.J Haney Heritage Village’s annual event features family
fun, demonstrations, displays, pie-eating contest and entertainment, beginning with a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and including a pioneer lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets adults $6, children 5 to 13 $4 and children under 4 are admitted free. Call 250-832-5243. SUNNYBRAE ARTISTS – Group presents an Art Show and Sale at Sunnybrae Seniors Hall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments. Admission by donation.
TUESDAY, JULY 10 MANY VOICES - The all-adult Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir from New South Wales, Australia performs in concert at First United Church at 7:30 p.m. Admission at the door is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. For more information, call 250-832-3860 during weekday mornings.
OTHER EVENTS: SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS • FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP – Caregivers of those with brain injury meet from 1to 3 p.m. at the NOSBIS office. 364B Ross St. NE. Call 250-833-1140 for info.
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Crossroads Free Methodist Church PASTOR GEORGE FLEMING Sunday Worship: 11:15 a.m. Traditional Service 250 832-8068 121 Shuswap Street SW
Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Hillcrest School, 1180 20th Street S.E. Office - 331 4th Street N.E., 250 832-9142 www.lakesidecommunitychurch.ca Email: email@example.com Lead Pastor: Pastor Ken Dryden
River of Life Community Church Pastor Reuben Pauls - 250 675-3636
Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Sunday School - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery to age 12) 2405 Centennial Drive, Shuswap Lake Estates Lodge, downstairs
Broadview Evangelical Free Church Dave Penner - Lead Pastor Tamara Peterson - Women’s Ministries Pastor Daron Blenkin - Student Ministries Pastor Virginia Wunderlich - Children’s Ministries Pastor
9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Worship Services
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WORSHIP SERVICE & CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Sundays 10:30 a.m. HEALING SERVICE Every Sunday 1 p.m.
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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (LCC) 10:00 am Bible Study & Sunday School 11 am Sunday Worship Meeting at the Recreation Centre, West End, 2600 - 10th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm Phone for Information 250 832-4705
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CATHOLIC CHURCHES Shuswap Lake Area Mass Time: SALMON ARM: St. Joseph’s 90 First Street SE Sat., 5:00 pm & Sun., 9:00 am SICAMOUS: Our Lady of Fatima Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. BLIND BAY: Our Lady of the Lake 2740 Fairway Hill Rd., Blind Bay Sunday, 11:15 a.m. CHASE: Blessed Sacrament Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
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# The new amphitheatre at R.J. Haney Heritage Museum is ready to set the scene for the Canada Day opening of this yearâ€™s Villains And Vittles Dinner Theatre. The production, Captain Billie Louie and the Pirate of the Shuswap, was written and is directed by Peter Blacklock.
A pirate among villains Ahoy, me Hearties! R.J. Haney Heritage Village is bringing the curtain up on the new â€œSASCU Presents Haney Theatreâ€? on Sunday, July 1. Celebrating 19 years of Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre production, this year is set in the new amphitheatre, which is in a natural bowl just a short stroll from the village. This season you will be entertained with the story of Billie Louie and the Pirate of the Shuswap, a historical tale of Billie Louie, the last stern wheel captain on the Shuswap and the adventures of a Buccaneer. Written and directed by Peter Blacklock, this tale will amuse and entertain audiences of all ages. Blacklock is known for adding his original musical scores and humorous storytelling to productions that highlight some aspect of the history of Salmon
Arm and area. Susan Mackie, Haney general manager, says she is enthusiastic about this seasonâ€™s cast of talented local actors, which includes Hannah Gomme, Celeb Makortoff, Alaura Bibby and Aidan Sparks. Enjoy a homecooked dinner served from Marjorieâ€™s Tea Room. Dessert of rhubarb and ice cream follows the play. Opening night is Sunday, July 1, with shows to follow Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening through Aug. 24. R.J. Haney Heritage Village is located at 751 Highway 97B. Reservations are a must. Tickets are adults $24, seniors $21 and children under 13 are $14 (including HST). For more information call 250-832-5243, visit www.salmonarmmuseum.org or like them at facebook.com/Haneyheritage.
Fall Fair 2012 booklets ready for pick-up The 2012 version of the popular Fall Fair Book is now available at the Salmon Arm Observer. This year, the popular community event runs Friday Sept. 7 to Sunday, Sept. 9. Organizers say there
are a number of exciting changes coming to the 2012 edition of the fair There are excellent contests and activities for the younger set, including a one-page story, that may be accompanied by drawings, on
what it feels like to go on any Shooting Star Amusements ride. Check the fair website for all these new possibilities or look for the fair booklets, which are available at the Observer office. All entry forms must
be printed off the website at www.salmonarmfair.com or pick them up at the Salmon Arm Library. Entry forms and fees must be received by Saturday, Aug. 25. Late entries will not be accepted.
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OPINION Oliver lifts the curtain on closed meetings It isn’t often that you hear of a government body taking action to bring concealed information into the public eye. But one municipal government in the South Okanagan is doing exactly that. Oliver council has brought forward a policy that calls for a quarterly review of in-camera minutes, and the subsequent release of any resolutions adopted at those meetings that can be brought into the light of day. Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes pointed to matters such as the conclusion of the sale of municipal property, when “it’s time to make those types of things public if they can be made public.” And Oliver’s move toward transparency is part of a growing trend, according to the executive director of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Society. “As a society, we should be looking at having everything available unless there’s a very good reason not to,” said Vincent Gogolek. And that trend could be making its way northward in the valley, as Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton plans to have the item added to the next council agenda. We can only hope that Ashton’s colleagues around the council table will embrace the opportunity, and the trend towards more open and transparent government continues to take hold around the province and across the country. There is no doubt that shedding light on previously closed-door meetings carries a degree of political risk. The inner workings of government are seldom pretty, and it would be easy to bow to the temptation to keep the public in the dark on matters that don’t show council in the best light. But the strength of democracy has never been that it’s the easiest form of government. Its strength lies in the power of an informed public. And it’s actions like those of Oliver council that ensure democracy lives up to its potential. - Penticton Western News
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Kids in need of a fishing spot When I was a kid, fishing was fun - plain simple fun - a way to while away the idyllic summers of my youth. I truly enjoyed those now long ago summer days, sitting beside a creek or at the end of a dock, casting a line to any unwary fish. If you’ve never experienced the simple pleasure of wasting a summer’s afternoon casting a fishing line, it’s hard to understand. If you have, it’s hard to put into words. One thing for sure though, catching fish is but a small part of what fishing is all about. Fishing was more about being outside in the fresh air, watching dragonflies buzzing in and out among the reeds and listening to birds singing in the bushes along the shore. It still is about sitting back and feeling the warmth of a summer afternoon’s sun on your face. Which indirectly brings me to the recent closure of the kid’s fishery on McGuire Lake. The idea of stocking trout into McGuire Lake was to provide young people with an opportunity to experience
THE GREAT OUTDOORS James Murray fishing. Plain and simple. It’s just that it didn’t turn out to be all that simple. There was the whole business of some kids catching/harming the resident painted turtles. A number of people who were concerned about the turtles spoke up, an attempt was made to fix the situation and the wharf, which had been constructed for kids to fish from, was extended further out into the lake in hopes that distance would separate the anglers from the turtles. This, however, did not work and so the fishery has been closed. So be it. McGuire Lake has long been considered by many to be a nice little place where people can go to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet. On more
than one occasion, I have enjoyed just sitting there, squandering away an idyllic summer afternoon of my middle age. I must also say here that I have no problem with the kid’s fishery coming to an end. While I’ve always thought it was a good opportunity to introduce kids to fishing, I also believe that any program for young people should emphasize respect for nature. (And no, I’m not going to get into the whole catching fish versus respect thing. I’ve already tried to offer my perspective.) What I do know is that for as long as there have been kids in Salmon Arm and turtles in McGuire Lake, there has been contact between the two. While some have dived into the lake to catch turtles, others have picked them up along the shoreline to admire them up close. It wasn’t all that surprising that some kids would try to catch turtles with their rods. While not surprising, it was definitely not a good thing. First of all it is harmful, if not terminal, for the turtles, and secondly, turtles
are covered with bacteria, Salmonella in particular, which can make one quite ill. I don’t think it’s as much a ‘one group winning and another group losing’ thing in regards to closing the kids fishery on McGuire Lake. I think it’s more of an idea tried that didn’t work out. So what now? Perhaps another site, like down on the end of the wharf at Marine Park. There is ample room and plenty of coarse fish to be caught. I know the perfect spot to put the McGuire dock where, as far as I know, there’s not that many turtles. In 16 years of having a kid’s fishing derby down there, I do not know of one turtle that has ever been caught – and that was with hundreds of kids fishing. The idea of providing young people with an opportunity to experience fishing is still a good one. McGuire Lake was simply the wrong spot. I’d still like to see some place though where young kids could squander the idyllic summers of their youth.
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# Premier Christy Clark speaks to a crowd at the West Kelowna Fire Hall Tuesday, with Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley in the background. Clark said that she likely won’t visit the flood-ravaged Sicamous area while she’s in West Kelowna for an annual retreat of the Liberal cabinet.
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Although Premier Christy Clark was only a two-hour drive away from flood-ravaged Sicamous Tuesday, she said she doesn’t plan on visiting the area in the near future. “I don’t want to get in the way of any of the efforts of people that are working out there to protect communities,” said Clark. “I will help in any way that I can, and I think probably the best
way that we can help right now is to provide support, to make sure our staff that are there are doing what they’re trained to do and monitoring this on a daily basis.” Clark appeared at the West Kelowna Fire Hall Tuesday to announce West Kelowna’s partnership in the province’s smoke alarm campaign. When the floor was opened up to the media, the conversation quickly changed gears to the flood situation. “We’ve got a million
sandbags out there across the province right now—we are working overtime,” said Clark. “We’re monitoring it closely and we are going to provide, through our disaster assistance program, support for people whose primary homes have been affected.” The premier added that the province has spent nearly $125 million over the last 10 years to deal with flooding. Clark credited the BC Government and Ser-
vice Employees’ Union with continuing to work despite wage negotiations breaking down last week. “They’ve said that even though they may be in a position to deliver us with strike notice and maybe even go on strike while this flood threat continues, they will not withdraw any support for communities that are under threat of flood. “It’s a great sign of good faith in all the people that serve us in government.”
r. Gene Tymkiw and staff would like to welcome Dr. Eric Van Bergeyk to join their dental practice at Montebello Place. Dr. Van Bergeyk is a recent graduate from UBC dentistry, and now returns to Salmon Arm to begin this exciting profession. Eric has 3 wonderful children and is happy to be back home with them. Eric earned a B.Sc. degree in biopsychology from UBC-Okanagan (2008) and a Doctor of Dental Mediciene (DMD) degree from UBC-Vancouver (2012). Eric is eager to meet many new people, and is excited to live and serve as a dentist in the beautiful community of Salmon Arm. Dr. Van Bergeyk begins his practise, in general dentistry, this July and is accepting new patients.
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# Blind Bay Road at Marine Drive was flooded preventing drivers from using the lakefront road.
Worries rise with water By Cavelle Layes MARKET NEWS STAFF
Blind Bay residents were worried, but hoping the sun will soon begin to shine. As water levels continued to rise, locals were building up their sandbag barriers in the hope that they would be able to protect their houses from any further harm. Graham Clarke, a Blind Bay resident, admits that though he had been sandbagging for a week, he wasn’t worried until last Saturday. It was at this time that the water level began to rapidly rise. “The lake is now located under my house,” he said. Clarke noted that on Monday the water was about 18 inches below the floorboards in his house. With Tuesday’s windstorm, Clarke was outside at 3 a.m. checking to make sure all his sandbags remained intact and that the waves were not getting over. “This morning it looked like the water was starting to go down,” said Clarke on Wednesday. No evacuations have been noted in the area at this point, but Clarke says if that happens, he and his family, will leave the premises. Lorraine Seys, owner of the Shuswap Marina, says she has never seen anything like it.
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According to Seys, business has been dramatically impacted. “We aren’t officially closed, I mean, we are here, but no one is really looking to go boating right now.” Seys also warned that if water levels got any higher, many of the boats docked in their marina would be at risk. Residents who have boats docked in the water are also advised to take proper precautions. Strong wave activity can cause rapid and severe erosion to docks, and boats can easily be washed out into the lake. The public is still being advised by the Shuswap Emergency Program to stay off the water unless it is an emergency situation. Debris both floating on top and below the water surface poses a serious threat to boaters, and the increased water levels may cause damage to existing docks. Blind Bay Road will remain closed from Centennial Drive to Marine Way until the water level goes down, as it is not passable by vehicle at press time. Residents can still access the Trans-Canada Highway through Balmoral Road, Centennial Drive and Cedar Drive. See Residents on page 9
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Residents continue to help each other out Continued from pg 8 The Shuswap Emergency Program is advising people to drive slowly on the water and on water-filled roads as well. The Emergency Operation Centre located in Salmon Arm has had reports of boaters creating wakes which are
breaching protective barriers. Blind Bay residents who normally get their mail from the post boxes located on Blind Bay Road are being diverted to the Blind Bay Post Office, located in the Blind Bay Village Grocer until further notice. Jason Adair was in Blind Bay for the weekend, and couldn’t be-
lieve how much community members came together to help one another. “People were just showing up to help us out. It was amazing, we didn’t ask anyone – they just did it.” Adair and his family decided to pay forward the generosity and spent Monday going up and down the roads
with lakeside homes, helping wherever they could. “It is amazing how disasters can bring people together.” says Adair. More information can be obtained by calling the Shuswap Emergency Program at 250833-3350 or on their website at www.sepadvisory.com
Parade cancelled, celebration goes on The rain hasn’t dampened the patriotism of the Shuswap as the Canada Day celebration continues as planned – almost. Everything except the annual Canada Day Parade in Blind Bay is still on the slate. The parade had to be cancelled due to the flooding that forced the
closure of Blind Bay Road. But proud South Shuswap Canadians will enjoy all the other activities they have come to expect at annual Canada Day celebrations. The daylong event will begin with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and continue with
a day filled with jugglers, zumba, First Nations dances, performances by Stan Foster, the Blind Bay Blues Brothers, Rough Pearl, Matt St. John and many others. Children are invited to take part in the many games and activities that have been scheduled throughout the
day including bouncy castles, a basketball throw, face-painting, horseshoes, a fish pond and a water gun target, among others. A number of food vendors will be on site. Celebrations will finish with a clourful fireworks display at 10:30 p.m.
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OUT AND ABOUT Lynda Hooper The continuous threat of rain did not deter those who attended last weekendâ€™s pickleball open house at Blind Bay. The rain stopped, clouds cleared, sun came out and the tennis courts dried in time for the demonstration presented by Pickleball Canadaâ€™s Ambassador to Salmon Arm/Shuswap, Linda Brown of Salmon Arm. More than 30 attended the event with equipment provided for those keen to try North Americaâ€™s fastest growing sport. Some were experienced and had brought their own paddles, while others new to the sport picked the game up quickly. The Shuswap Lake Estates tennis courts are now going to be widely
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Donâ€™t hike alone Learning new trails with safety in numbers are two reasons to join a hiking group. Hiker Ladies hike every Friday throughout the summer on trails that range from easy to more difficult. They meet in the lower parking lot at Cedar Heights Centre.
7 p.m. Saturday July 14 at Sorrento Centre, folk, country and bluegrass, more than two hours of gospel and inspirational music in support of the Sorrento Food Bank, admission is by cash or food donation.
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For more information including the meeting time, e-mail Joyce@intheshuswap.ca. N&S Shuswap Guys and Gals Hikers will be heading out on the trail as well. This is a mixed group who hike together on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Meet at the Cedar Centre parking lot. For more information, contact Gloria by e-mail at
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White water Cedar Heights has booked a rafting trip with Adam River Rafting beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12. There are still spaces available and a deposit is needed to reserve a space. Contact Gloria by email at gloria16@ telus.net or phone her at 250-675-0036.
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Even if teachers accept a new contract, it doesn’t mean extracurricular activities will resume. Lynda Bennett, North Okanagan-Shuswap Teachers Association president, isn’t sure if teachers will start volunteering for team sports and clubs if a tentative agreement with the province is ratified Friday. “If it were me, I’d be questioning how much time I’d be volunteering because of a district and ministry that doesn’t support teach-
ers and doesn’t provide resources to support teachers,” she said. Most teachers withdrew from extra-curricular activities in March after government legislation forced an end to a labour dispute that had started last fall. The B.C. Teachers Federation is asking its members to ratify the tentative agreement. “We did want a negotiated settlement, which this is,” said Bennett. “The other side, though, is if we don’t accept it, the government will likely legislate a contract and take huge chunks out of the
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