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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vol. 53 No. 28 Sicamous, B.C., • 1.25 (HST included) •

To the bank: Allison Rokosh hauls a bag of dog food to the Eagle Valley Resource Centre food bank Thursday from the back of a semi trailer loaded with 15 pallets of food donated by the Calgary Food Bank and delivered free of charge by Calgary’s Light Speed Logistics. For more, see page 7. Photo by Lachlan Labere

District to seek financial assistance from B.C. government By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

The District of Sicamous will be seeking financial assistance from the BC government to help recoup the cost of dealing with flooding. On Tuesday morning, July 10, Sicamous Mayor Darrell Trouton and Shuswap MLA George Abbott toured Two Mile to view the recovery work being done there after a Sicamous Creek overcame its banks on Saturday, June 23. A debris flow swept through the residential area and a neighbouring houseboat operation. Between a debris flow, and the residential flooding from high water in Shuswap and Mara lakes, Trouton says the cost to the district and its residents has been significant, and

he that he hopes the seen a substanme province will come tial financial p to the table to help impact in terms nalleviate the finanof staffing, and This is our tourist time, we’re heading at cial burden that public works in w- into our peak and the people just aren’t seems to be growparticular. us ing as Sicamous “We’re takhere right now. ’s moves into what’s ing manpower Darrell Trouton normally its busyy to sandbag and Mayor of Sicamous tourist season. remove sandt“We’re a hurtbags and do ing communiditching and all ty…,” says Trouton. “We need some assis- the extra pumping and keeping people tance and through the whole devastation. regulated so they’re not pumping into our It’s hitting our community… This is our system so it overflows – the list is endtourist time, we’re heading into our peak less,” says Trouton. “I have to commend and the people just aren’t here right now.” them because if you weren’t at the Two Trouton says the district alone has Mile flood, you’d think the district is op-

erating as normal. Other than the Do Not Consume the Water (notice), our public works is doing a fabulous job of managing and moving everything in a positive direction.” After touring Two Mile with Abbott, Trouton was planning to meet with the BC Safety Authority to discuss another concern: residents who have had their power cut, and in some cases meters removed. According to the authority’s June 29 letter, which affected residents received July 6, power was cut to “protect both persons and property from imminent hazard created by flood damage to electrical systems.” While Trouton agrees public safety is paramount, he takes issue with See Power cut on page 3


Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Eagle Valley News

Council considers allowing electric cars Need Help? By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

Will Sicamous council kill the electric car? Local businessman Michael Helfrick is hopeful that won’t be the case. And council has asked staff to come back with a bylaw that would allow Helfrick’s electric low-speed vehicles (LSV) drive on district roads with a speed limit of 50 km/hr or less. At an earlier council meeting though, council wasn’t entirely keen to jump onboard the electric car. Helfrick is the owner/operator of Reds Rentals on Gill Avenue. The year-old business, which began as a place to rent pontoon boats and Sea Doos, is in the process of expanding to include fully-serviced and self-contained RV lots. In a May 30 email to the district, received by council at their June 13 meeting, Helfrick explains he would like to offer a shuttle from his business to the public boat launch using electric cars. Helfrick states that he has permits from Transport Canada to acquire a driver’s licence, but licensing is hinged on whether or not council allows LSVs on district roads. Couns. Terry Rysz, Don Richardson and Joan Thomson were supportive of the idea. Rysz even suggested dropping the speed limit on some district roads from 50- to 40-km/hr. But all three agreed that more information

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on the LSV, and on the LSV-friendly bylaws of other B.C. communities, should be brought back to the July 27 meeting of council before a final decision could be made. This suited Coun. Charlotte Hutchinson, who said she was reluctant to make a decision based on an email, and Coun. Fred Busch, who questioned why permission should be required from council. “The reason why I question whether or not we should be approving this is, why do they have to come to us for approval if we aren’t in some way liable?” asked Busch. “We don’t have to approve somebody riding a bicycle, or electric scooters… so I assume we don’t have any liability. But they come to us and say can we ride these, and we say yes. And now, all of

a sudden, we become the overseer of them. I don’t really want all of that. I don’t think we should burden this council or future councils with this responsibility.” Helfrick told the News he wants to use an LSV to shuttle people to and from his business, noting there are limited parking opportunities in the community for trucks with boat trailers. “So they can drop their boat and bring their truck and trailer up here, and then they can just hop in the shuttle and I can give them a ride back down to the dock,” said Helfrick, adding he has 12 GEM-brand electric LSVs in different models, but only wants to get one on the road this summer. “I’ll be the only one driving… I want to get this one going as a shut-

July 15 - Second Annual Fintry Fair. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Fintry Manor House in Fintry Provincial Park. Pancake Breakfast, Manor House Tours, Music, Art, Antiques, pottery, crafts and more! Entry by donation. July 27, 28 & 29 - Sicamous Mixed Softball League Windup Tournament, all weekend at Finlayson Park. Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday- Sicamous Lions Club meets at the Sicamous Seniors Activity Centre, 1090 Shuswap Ave, Sicamous. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Everyone Welcome. For info contact Joan at 250-836-4876 or Kathy at 250836-3267 Every 1st & 3rd Wed.- Parkinsons Support Group at First united Church. 20 - 4th Street SE, Salmon Arm at 10 am. Contact Doreen at 250-836-2509. Every 4th Mon.- Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 general meeting, 7 p.m. Third Sunday of the month -Regular meeting of the Eagle Valley Artisans Guild. 3:30 pm - Red Barn, Sicamous. Guests welcome. For info contact Terry Sinton: 250-836-4613. Every Monday and Thursday -Chairbiotics (low

tle this year – see how the town kind of accepts it,” said Helfrick. “And then, ultimately, we’d like to rent some. It would give the whole town a resort feel. But we’re going to have to take some slow steps.” Regarding Coun. Busch’s question, why ask council, Helfrick explained there are other B.C. communities with bylaws that permit LSVs, and that insuring an LSV is predicated on a municipality having such a bylaw. “I went to the police station… They’ll give me a permit to run from here to the boat launch, but that’s all I’ll be able to do and it’s just a temporary permit. I’d have to renew every year,” said Helfrick. “Whereas, this low-speed vehicle act, would allow you to run it anywhere as long as it’s lower than 50-km/hr.” Helfrick reiterated

impact exercise) Seniors activity Centre 10:00 am. Join us. $2 each. Every Mon. & Fri. - Bridge, Seniors Activity Centre, 1 p.m. Every Tues. Stopping the Violence Program in Sicamous - counselling for women who have experienced abuse during childhood or adult relationships. No charge. Call Kathy at 250-832-9700. Every Tues. - Sicamous Amateur Drama Club rehearsals, 7:00 p.m., Red Barn Arts Centre. 836-4705. Tues. & Thurs. - Carpet Bowling at the Seniors’ Activity Centre at 1 p.m. Every Tues. & Thurs. - Seniors Meals provided, 12 noon in Common Room at the Haven. Every Wed. Girl Guides of Canada. Sparks - 3:00 pm. Brownies - 4:00 pm. Girl Guides - 5:30 pm. New members welcome Every Wed. Lunch by a donation at the Seniors Activity Centre, 1091-Shuswap Avenue at 12 noon. Every Wed. - Seniors Crib, 7:30 p.m., Haven seniors building. Everyone welcome - you don’t have to be a senior. Socializing and coffee served after crib. Info: Esther 836-4373.

that his vehicle, complete with seatbelts and signal lights, has been fully inspected by Transport Canada, and is considered safe to drive. Regarding liability, Helfrick said the vehicles will be fully insured and customers will be required to sign a waiver that would specify where the vehicles can and cannot go, such as the highway. “The one thing is the highway issue, but it’s the same with anything you rent,” said Helfrick. “Someone can take a car and break the speed limit, it doesn’t matter what you rent. It will be their liability.” Coun. Richardson did say that he had seen Helfrick’s electric car, and seemed confident they would be safe for their intended purpose. “I’ve seen some junkers in this town that I wouldn’t even drive and yet they’re allowed on the road,” said Richardson. “These one’s here, I’ve had a chance to look at. Easy access in and out, and yes, they have seatbelts… As far as the rest of it goes, they have those safety factors built right in. “And the other thing, as much as I bite my tongue over this environmental gobbledygook, this is environmentally friendly.” With other LSVrelated bylaws from other municipalities to draw from, district staff is expected to draft a similar bylaw that will be brought forward to the next council meeting for three readings.




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the manner in which the authority acted, not providing advance notice or communication. He notes even the district hasn’t been made aware of how many properties are impacted by the order. “I don’t think they handled it in a professional manner,” says Trouton. “You’ve got to realize, these are the people we work for. We’re all civil servants and we work for the people, and you should have a level of respect when you’re dealing with the people.” The News attempted to contact the Safety Authority’s local electrical safety officer, but received no reply. Another “hiccup” for Trouton and the community was in the way people from out-of-town and/or province were treated during the evacuations following the flash floods in Two Mile and Swansea Point. He says this had more to personnel issues at the evacuation centre than with policy, noting there are policies in place in the province to help visitors. “I’ve discussed these issues with the minister’s office and we’re moving forward to go in the right direction,” said Trouton. “We learn as we go, we rebuild and move on.” Rhona Martin, rural Sicamous-Malakwa Area E director for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, hopes to improve the CSRD’s Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) through this learning process. She’s asking her constituents to try to keep track of their thoughts on what happened, what worked well and what didn’t, so the program might be improved “They’ve done an amazing job and all the money that’s been spent for training and exercising, planning, I think has been money well spent. But we want to consistently

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“Unfortunately, the only way you get experience in disaster management is having disasters, and every disaster is different,” said Abbott. “And it’s always a challenge, but I think it’s been handled as well as it possibly could have been.” Trouton says the lake level has dropped about a foot. However, Sicamous remains under a Do Not Consume

order for water. A Boil Water Advisory for Hummingbird Beach Resort was downgraded Tuesday to a Water Quality Advisory. Other areas outside the District of Sicamous remain on a Boil Water Advisory, including the follow-

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Mistakes during evacuation not intentional


hen mitigating the effects of a natural calamity, mistakes are bound to be made. On the evening of June 23, when devastating debris flows occurred in Sicamous’ Two Mile subdivision and at Swansea Point, there was an immediate effort – much of it voluntary – to evacuate affected residents to safety. Among those evacuated were houseboaters from out of province who lost their vehicles and other personal belongings in the torrent. How they were dealt at the evacuation centre has since come into question, following reports from individuals who claim they were treated unfairly, and that no help was made available to them. Subsequent to such stories hitting the press, comment boards on Alberta media websites have been ablaze with rhetoric, painting the entire province of British Columbia as unfriendly to, and discriminatory against Albertans. Such generalizations are obviously untrue, particularly when it comes to Sicamous, where Albertans aren’t just visitors, they’re essentially fellow Sicamousians. Sicamous’ mayor and the B.C. government have acknowledged that mistakes were made regarding out-of-province evacuees, and officials have assured that these errors are being addressed, and those unfairly impacted will be looked after. Any loss suffered as a result of the incidents in Sicamous and Swansea Point is lamentable, and certainly no one needing help should have been treated differently than anyone else. It is unfortunate that mistakes were made. Mistakes, by nature, are unintentional and, unfortunately, bound to happen when many people are suddenly pulled together in reaction to a natural disaster. What matters now is learning from our mistakes and making sure they don’t happen again. And that appears to be what is happening.



Historic nuggets from Barlee’s gold pan By Tom Fletcher News Columnist

VICTORIA – Shortly after word came of the death of B.C. historian and politician Bill Barlee, my wife searched through her seemingly endless trove of B.C. books and produced half a dozen of his original self-published quarterlies, known as Canada West magazine. The earliest one is Winter 1970, where the publisher’s note advises that subscription rates were increasing 20 cents per year to $2.95. Subscriptions were up to more than 1,600 and counter sales were increasing, but costs were also up and Barlee refused to accept either display advertising or U.S. subscriptions. The only colour pages in the issue are high-quality prints of four majestic paintings commissioned for the magazine. Irvine Adams’ scenes of sacred aboriginal sites in the OkanaganSimilkameen include The Gateway to Inkameep, where Barlee remarks: “Today that stream which once teemed with redfish no longer surrenders its once-valued harvest and the perimeter of the desert is gradually being eroded by man’s questionable progress.” With the typography of Old West

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wanted posters, Barlee provided tightly sourced accounts of B.C.’s legends. “Lost gold mine at Pitt Lake” analyzes and adds to earlier accounts that begin with an aboriginal miner known as Slumach, who would periodically arrive in New Westminster to squander a small fortune in gold, then disappear up the remote tidal lake. Slumach was hanged for murder in 1891 and in the next 70 years, 11 more men would die trying to find his secret. A scientist as well as a storyteller, Barlee concluded that the area’s geology is wrong and the fabled gold-laden creek “probably does not exist.” A passion for prospecting runs through the magazines, and hints at Barlee’s aversion to treasure-seeking Americans. They overran B.C. in historic waves to take gold, and according to Nelson Star reporter Greg Nesteroff, Barlee believed they continued to loot Canadian heritage sites. Nesteroff was inspired by Barlee’s work, and traced his lonely mission to restore the ghost town of Sandon, “the mining capital of the Silvery Slocan.” Barlee bought a surviving block of buildings in an effort to make Sandon another Barkerville, but heavy snow collapsed them. As tourism minister, Barlee found money to build replicas,

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and construction began on three. But he lost his Penticton seat to Bill Barisoff in the 1996 election, and today only half-built shells remain. Barlee’s 1972 Canada West profile of the boomtown of Hedley would resonate in his career as an NDP MLA and cabinet minister in the 1990s. Hedley’s Nickel Plate and Mascot mines produced fortunes in gold, silver and copper before they played out, and Barlee led the fight to preserve their history. Today you can tour the Mascot mine, a proud historical site with a spectacular climb up the rock face that serves as the Grouse Grind of the B.C. desert. I first discovered Barlee as a reporter at the Kelowna Capital News in the early 1980s, when he did a weekly history show on CHBC television called Gold Trails and Ghost Towns. A barebones studio affair with tales and artifacts displayed for host Mike Roberts, the show lasted a decade. Barlee didn’t lack courage, quitting a teaching career in Trail and Penticton in 1969 to start his magazine. On subscription fees and a few classified ads, he built a life’s work that allowed him to walk the boardwalks of history and the halls of power.

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Important time to be shopping local Recent years have been difficult for business owners in Sicamous and we all hoped that this year would be the first of many better years. Unfortunately, mother nature had different ideas. I have always been a strong proponent of shopping

local. When I am too old and gibbled to drive, I want there to be all the local business’ here that I need so that I don’t have to depend on others any more than absolutely necessary. In light of the recent floods, local businesses are facing

a very difficult year during the very time they should be making the most. I challenge locals and visitors alike stop and think before you give away your trade to other towns and cities. Consider supporting your friends and neighbours right

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free water that falls on the landscape in the form of precipitationwater harvesting. I am not talking about just rain barrels, although they are a start. I would like to propose small, waterharvesting earthworks to pacify and infiltrate our rainwater in order to recharge groundwater sources. These come in the form of swales, rain gardens, mulched basins and small ponds. The way storm water currently functions is to centralize all water collected from roofs, roads and other impermeable surfaces. The water gathers in storm sewers in mass volumes and is directed to open water sources (streams, rivers, lakes). This massive flush of water causes erosion, in-

creased sediment and other ecological problems. If we allow rainwater to infiltrate instead of run off, we reduce the pressure on storm water systems. When free rainwater is used in conjunction with alternative landscaping techniques, we can still have beautiful gardens and thriving landscapes. This does not limit us to xeriscaping and rock gardening. It simply means we must learn from other dry climates to model our landscaping behaviours after. Also, I do not think we will see a reduction in landscaping associated sales/service, but we might see a change in species/techniques being offered to suit our drier climate. Tucson, Arizona gets less than 10 inches of rain a year. They harvest all of their roof and road runoff and direct it through curb cuts into mulched basins to grow beautiful boulevards of trees. The soil microbes filter out all contaminants associated with road runoff, so worrying that the trees will

die from this is not true. The Okanagan Water Board just released a book called Slow It, Spread It, Sink It: A Homeowners’ Guide to Using Rain as a Resource. It’s a book I was lucky enough to contribute to. It is well worth the read to re-educate the masses on alternative methods for water collection, usage and dispersal. Integrated design also shows that linking these water storage and usage techniques to growing more perennial crops/ plants reduces water requirements. Perennial plants, unlike annuals, have more established root systems and can tap into deep-water reserves. If you would like to know more, Okanagan College offers courses on rainwater harvesting for the Interior, and more companies are starting to offer similar services. The rate changes are going to happen no matter what, so let’s work together to find solutions instead of focusing on the problems.


For Flood Victims wishing to make application to the Disaster Financial Assistance program for homeowners, please be advised that you have until September 26th, 2012 to submit an application. Application forms are available at the District Office, 446 Main Street, Sicamous and are also available on the Emergency Management BC website at html The Provincial program office encourages people to read the guidelines, contact their insurance companies and submit an application if they deem they are eligible. Should flood victims require assistance to fill out the forms, please visit the Recovery (Resiliency) Centre at 1091 Shuswap Avenue, Sicamous, B.C. where people are available to help you.

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Switching gears from sun to rain Now mother nature has switched gears and is going to shower us with hot rays of sun instead of the rain. Farmers and gardeners have to switch gears too and think about the best ways we can keep our plants and soil from drying out. I’m passing on a letter to the editor sent to Vernon’s Morning Star on April 12, by Gordon Hiebert, who discusses water conservation and solutions, and mentions a free book available from the Okanagan Water Board. His letter is titled, “Let’s Focus on Water Solutions.” In response to J. Bodkin’s letter “Wary of Unintended Consequences” of water rate hikes. I agree that unintended consequences happen when government decisions are made. But in this instance, I believe reducing water consumption brings an opportunity to change our perception of water. We can use this as an opportunity to come up with innovative ways to use our water. Start using the

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Trick cyclist determined to become a household name By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

It may very well be Corbin Selfe who puts the Shuswap on the map in the world of slopestyle mountainbiking. The 17-year-old Sicamous native has been riding bikes pretty much since he could talk. But it’s only been over the past few years that Selfe, in his own words, “started to get pretty good.” Seeing him in action, be it in the videos he’s posted on the website www., or riding on his personal training compound, it’s easy to see Selfe is rather modest about his ability with a bike. Non-believers need only check out Selfe’s 2011 Season Ender video. His trick at 1:29 is a lightningquick, jaw-dropping display of skill and fearless grace. “The way I see it, I can pretty much do anything – I just need the right spot and place to do it,” ” says Selfe matter-of-factly. “As far as tricks go, I’m pretty good at learning different stuff. I usually catch on quick. I just like to be really confident that I’ll be able to do it. Whatever the trick is, I know how it feels and I’ll know what to do if I crash or whatever.” Selfe considers himself to be a semi-professional in the discipline of slopestyle mountain biking – a sport that involves a mix of tall jumps, big air and deft stunt work that is seemingly limited only by the rider’s imagination. Selfe has attracted sponsors Chromag Bikes of Whistler and Skyride Cycle of Vernon, and is beginning to make his mark in professional competition, including a recent showing in Vail, Colorado at the 2012 Teva Mountain Games. “That was at a pretty professional level; it’s pretty high class,” says Selfe, who, out of 53 riders, came in 17th place out of the 18 who qualified for finals. One of the youngest finalists, Selfe says he ended up 17th overall due to a

Big air: Above and below – Corbin Selfe flies through the air, practising tricks in his private training compound. Photo by Lachlan Labere

crash in his final run. The win for Selfe came in the education gained and the experience, which gave him an opportunity to compete against some of the big names in the sport. “I was riding with basically the best guys out there, like Sam Pilgrim and Casey Groves,” says Selfe. “I think I got decent exposure. I think it definitely opened some people’s eyes to see that I’ve got potential and skill.” Corbin’s mother, Malerie, didn’t attend

the Colorado competition, but she has watched her son compete at Silverstar, and in Fernie at the Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam, where he’s placed well and even walked away with some prize cash. She describes these experiences as a mix of anxiety and adrenaline. “But, when you’re there, you just think ‘give’r, you might as well because you’ve come so far,’” says Malerie. “And he does listen to his instincts very well. If he has any

doubt whatsoever, he doesn’t do it and we appreciate that very much.” When Corbin isn’t riding, he’s digging around and building new things in his Sicamous training compound – a large course of various dirt jumps built up over the past couple years, mostly on his own. While he tries to keep the site secret, it will likely be appearing in an upcoming video. Selfe explains that video plays a big part in getting your name out

there. Until recently, Selfe has been doing his own filming, but he says he’s now working with some talented videographers on a new project. “There’s competition and there’s film and they pretty much go hand-in-hand in getting out there and bettering yourself,” says Selfe. A downside to the sport is the cost. Malerie’s eyes go skyward as she begins to explain how Corbin’s gone through at least a dozen bikes. And then there’s parts that need regular upkeep and/or replacing. But she’s quick to add her son works fulltime in the summer and part-time in the winter at Sicamous’ Askew’s Foods. “They’ve been quite supportive of all his events that he wants to attend, so we’re very thankful,” says Malerie. “And he’s paid a lot of money out on bike parts and so have we, but you know, you would do it for hockey as well.” Malerie says she has watched her son’s cycling skills progress from little jumps in the backyard, to practice stunts on a trampoline, to breathtaking flips in competition. And while at times it’s been nervewracking, she and husband Wayne Selfe seem

to have accepted and embraced the fact that their son’s passion for slopestyle is a force of nature that cannot be stopped.

“Since he’s been two years old and able to talk, he’s said he’s going to be a pro biker, and he’s not let go of that; he’s not wavered for one minute,” says Malerie. “And we’ve met some fantastic people and we’ve been in some awesome situations where we’ve looked at each other and said, ‘Oh my God! If nothing ever happens after this that was unbelievable what just happened.’” Looking to the future, Corbin sees numerous positive spinoffs to becoming a household name in his sport, which is certainly a goal. But in the meantime, he’s loving what he’s doing and doing what he loves. “All I’ve thought about since I started, is just riding – It’s the best feeling in the world,” says Corbin. To see Corbin in action, visit http://www.

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Stocking the shelves: Volunteers were abundant Thursday to help unload a semi trailer truck full of donated food for the Eagle Valley Resource Centre’s food bank, which has seen more traffic with the recent flooding. There is still need, however, for certain items – vegetables (canned or fresh), pasta sauce, juice boxes, sugar and protein (baked beans, canned meals such as chili or stew, tuna, salmon, etc.). The Sicamous Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a food drive on Sunday between noon and 3 p.m. Fire trucks will be making their way throughout the community, picking up food. Photo by Karen Warrington

Red Barn left largely unscathed by flooding There have been a few pictures in the paper showing the Red Barn Arts Centre surrounded by water. Several people have contacted me and showed their concern. Thank you so much for caring. Yesterday I finally managed to get into the building, and I am so pleased to tell you that the water did not reach the main floor. It came within a quarter of an inch. The storage room, which is a little lower, was wet, but showed signs of drying out already. The dressing room at the back, which is much lower than the main hall, has about two feet of water, but it will be alright once the lake recedes and the clean up begins. There may be a call out for volunteer help at that time. The Eagle Valley Arts Council’s activities for July 1 were cancelled of course.

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This included shows from children’s entertainer Mat Duffus, who usually performs during the pancake breakfast in the Arts Centre parking lot, and the now well-known Band on the Barge, featuring Scarecrow, floating in front of the Beach Park. However, talks are under way to do all those things on the August long weekend. But the situation about the water level is still too uncertain, so keep looking for announcements regarding possible festivities.

The word “art” is used a lot. There’s the art of living, war, racing in the rain (love that book), getting by, being, being unreasonable, dying, deception, and flight, just to name a few. My favourite, however, is art therapy. What is it? No, you do not need to see a therapist for this. It is the changes in your body when you become completely absorbed in creating. It is almost a form of meditation. It can help you through difficult times. Every form of art can be a form of therapy. Writing (start on your life’s story for your children), poetry (it does not even have to rhyme), song (grab a hairbrush and make believe it is a microphone and go for it), music (even playing an air guitar is fun), dance (you can do this all by yourself in the living room while listening to your favourite music), painting (with a brush,

fingers – go on be a kid again, sponges or a carved potato), stenciling, tracing, drawing, crafting, cooking (try something new and invite a few friends to try it out), sewing, fabric arts, scrapbooking, photography, video, performing, comedy (pull some funny faces in the mirror or think of a funny joke you can tell) and website design. Surely you can do one of those. If you have always wanted to try something, what is stopping you? Some people keep telling me that they are not artistic, but I am sure with of all these forms there is one you can try. You don’t have to be good at it. All that matters is that you enjoy yourself and let yourself go. It is good for the soul and takes you away from your worries for a little while. For art news, contact Carla Krens at 250-836-4705, or

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Franson optimistic about future with Canucks By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

Cain Franson may not be leaving Vancouver anytime soon, and he’s pretty happy about it. With 27 goals, 31 assists and 58 points last season, the 19-year-old Vancouver Giants centre says he was a little surprised and disappointed at having slipped through last month’s NHL draft. But his mood took a 180 when he received a telephone call from the Vancouver Canucks, inviting him to the team’s prospect development camp. Franson says Edmonton and Phoenix had expressed interest in him in the draft, so to receive the invite from the Canucks was a surprise of a different kind. “It took me a little bit to realize they were interested and they said they’d been watching me and they were a little surprised that I’d slipped through the draft,” says Franson. “But they were very excited to invite me to camp and to be able to get me. “That kind of lifted my spirits and made the day a lot better, so I committed to go to them… Vancouver

Vancouver bound: Vancouver Giants Centre Cain Franson recently attended a prospects camp with the Vancouver Canucks, who invited him after he slipped through the recent NHL draft. Franson is excited with the prospect of one day wearing the Canucks jersey. Photo submitted

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was the first team to call me and I’m really excited to get the chance to go there.” The 6-3, 168 pound. Sicamous product is hoping to attend future Canucks camps, and will return to play with the Giants in August. “I should be getting a call,” says Franson. “They said I’m only a 1993 so I’ve got lots of time left and they’re going to be watching me this year.” Growing up, Franson said his favourite team was Toronto, who his brother Cody currently plays for. The Leafs actually contacted Cain after the draft, but Vancouver beat them to it. For the summer, Cain is staying with Cody in Kelowna and training there with Crash Conditioning. He’ll be making an appearance at this year’s Sicamous Hockey School, and also hitting the links at Hyde Mountain on Friday, July 13, for the Sicamous Shootout, a cancer fundraiser organized by Cody and fellow Sicamous native Shea Weber. “I like to golf for fun,” says Cain. “I’m not the greatest but I like it.”

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209 1002 Riverside Ave. Sicamous

Gorgeous ground floor unit in Mara Landing 1080 sq ft, 2 bedrms 2 full baths, 20’ Boat slip (A49) & steps to lake. This gorgeous unit has great appeal with white on white cabinets & appliances, fireplace & extended single car garage.



5 221 Temple Street, Sicamous

Million dollar views of Shuswap Lake! Two legal lots combined & over 100 yo home. Make this your weekend project or recreational getaway with access to Shuswap Lake, so if you’re looking for a project, this is it!



D 1209 Riverside Ave., Sicamous

40 505 Poage Ave., Sicamous

A204 1118 Riverside Ave., Sicamous

234 213 White Pine Crescent, Sicamous


26 9032 Swanson Road, Swansea Point

Block G, Kalli Bay, Eagle Bay

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.



12 Bruhn Road, Sicamous

Condo in White Pines



#10 1383 Silver Sands Road, Sicamous

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!






Eagle Valley News, July 11, 2012  

July 11, 2012 edition of the Eagle Valley News

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