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Sandfest fun: The Beach Park was bustling with activity Saturday for the annual Sicamous Sandfest. Clockwise from left – Reece Pearson and Nadav Avigdor flip for the velcro wall; Carter Robert and Shea Watke make a beeline for the beach to wash away their foamy layer from the Sicamous Volunteer Fire Department’s bubble pit; Max and Tamara Loughran put the finishing touches on a backhoe, their entry for the sand sculpture competition. Photo by Lachlan Labere

Tremendous teamwork prevents man from drowning Heroic display: Alberta resident plunges into lake despite reluctance to swim underwater. By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

Swim lessons and CPR training are on Drena Walmsley’s list of things to do after she helped save a man from drowning. On the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 1, Walmsley and her three children – Millarville, Alta. residents who summer in Sicamous – arrived at Beach Park at the same time as a Korean tour group. Walmsley says she hadn’t even sat down when she noticed three young men from the tour group out in the water. It quickly became evident that one of them was in trouble. “I saw him sort of near the surface but

going down, like to wait by the he was sinking to lawn chair and, the bottom,” says now running on Walmsley. “And I Without their willingness adrenaline, she could just tell the to step up, the circumstances jumped into the other two with might have ended a bit water and made him couldn’t her way out to differently. So very well done. swim. And they where she saw were kind of at the man go unKathy Crandlemire that point where der. BC Ambulance Service they may not be “I knew I able to touch the couldn’t dive bottom. And I down; that’s not just kind of knew it wasn’t a joke.” something I do a lot of, and I also knew At that point, Walmsley told her kids the lake was really murky,” said Walms-

ley. “So I just started feeling around with my feet and my hands, like doing big egg beaters, and I just happened to brush his hand. I grabbed on and started kicking towards shore.” Walmsley started pulling the man ashore while calling for help and for someone to call 911. By now everything for Walmsley had become a blur. She says another lady dove into the water to find the drowning man, but hadn’t been able to until Walmsley had grabbed onto his hand. At that point, the other lady was able help push the body towards the beach, where others See BC Ambulance Service on page 2


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Council to contemplate water discount Need Help? By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

Sicamous residents can expect to receive a break on water billing. In the next week or two, residents can expect to receive in the mail their water bills for the period of Jan. 1 to June 30. On the recommendation of staff, Sicamous council has agreed to extend the due date for payment to October 1. As for the billing period of July 1 to year

end, council has something else in mind. Up until Thursday morning, Aug. 2, Sicamous has been under a Do Not Consume order, resulting from the June 23 debris flow. Currently a Boil Water notice is in effect. The state of Sicamous’ water system, post flooding, prompted resident Nick Verburg to write to council, requesting that there be no charge for water service or usage “for the past six months for

a totally unsatisfactory and expensive service.” Neither staff nor council were willing to let things go free of charge, but they were favourable to offering a discount. Then interim district administrator Doug Ruttan warned that a 10 per cent discount would mean a $20,000 hit to the district’s budget and money put aside for the water treatment facility – 20 per cent would be a $40,000 hit.

Mayor Darrell Trouton was leaning more towards 20 per cent, but warned the district staff would need to look more closely at what impact this would have. District financial services director Ruth Walper noted the district is also starting to be billed for other expenses relating to the water system and damage wrought by the flooding that may or may not be covered by the province. She said the damaged water line

would likely be covered by the municipality’s insurance, though there is still a $25,000 deductible, which is included in the district’s application for disaster financial assistance from the B.C. government. Council concurred with Coun. Greg Kyllo, who agreed some form of discount is in order, but suggested holding off until the district has had a look at all the costs resulting from flood damage.

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“He was unconscious and obviously not breathing; his lips were blue,” says Walmsley. “Somebody else started doing CPR. I was there just for a minute, just trying to keep kids and stuff back. And then I just kind of backed off to where my children were… and they were still parked by the lawn chair.” On land, Michelle Wolff heard the call for help and called 911, even before she was fully aware of what was happening. As soon as she did, like Walmsley she found herself in that state of mind where time seems to stand still. “Everything is a blur… I get on the phone, 911, and they go, ‘I’m sorry, all of our operators are busy – you’re going to have to hold’ right, and it

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comes on three or four times. And you feel like hours are going by,” said Wolff. “And by the time I talked to them – and I was on the phone for a while, and they asked me to go and meet the paramedics – and when I went back and looked, I was on the phone for four minutes. I was like, ‘oh man,’ it seemed like it was hours.’” Despite the seemingly impossibly slow passage of time, Wolff says the actions of all involved were fast and fluid. An off-duty nurse from Edmonton, who was with a firefighter from Calgary, had begun CPR. Wolff, the Eagle Valley Sports and Leisure Association president, says her swim instructor, Brianne VonNiessen had been giving lessons. Making sure her kids were looked after, VonNiessen was able to grab the pocket

mask from her first-aid kit and bring it to the nurse, enabling her to do mouth-to-mouth. “The pocket mask definitely helped because once they administered some air to him, he started to respond a little bit better to the CPR,” said Wolff, explaining the mask protects the person administering mouth-tomouth. Sicamous’ BC Ambulance Service unit chief Kathy Crandlemire says it was 2:30 p.m. when her crew was called out to the drowning. They arrived to find the patient successfully resuscitated. “Our crew, subsequently, continued monitoring, prepared for air evacuation, and the patient was airlifted to Kamloops with vital signs present,” says Crandlemire, emphasizing the vital role bystander CPR can play.

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“Without their willingness to step up, the circumstances might have ended a bit differently. So very well done.” Wolff says the incident is unforgettable, for it was traumatic and yet inspiring in the way friends and strangers worked together so well as a team. Since the incident, Walmsley says her children have been calling her ‘hero.’ And Crandlemire says Walmsley is in line for the B.C. Ambulance Service’s Good Samaritan Award, with a Vital Link Award going to the nurse who performed CPR. But Walmsley says she is not a hero. “My oldest son asked me on the beach, ‘well mom, what were you thinking?’ I said I wasn’t thinking actually… I just acted,” says Walmsley. “That’s the beautiful part of human nature. You help peo-

relationships. No charge. Call Kathy at 250-8329700. Every Tues. - Sicamous Amateur Drama Club rehearsals, 7:00 p.m., Red Barn Arts Centre. 8364705. 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. Every Wed. - T.O.P.S. (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Wednesday morning at the Sicamous Rec. Centre (arena). Weigh in at 9:00 am and meeting at 9:30. Everyone Welcome. Ph: 250-8364041 for info

ple, whether you know them or not, whether they’re the same as you or different from you, it doesn’t matter. We’re all human and we’re all connected. So there were a lot of good lessons for all of us from that experience. And I think even more so because it’s going to have a positive ending.” Another positive take-away from the incident is that it has inspired Walmsley and her husband, who spend a lot of time on the lake, to take swimming lessons and learn CPR. “We should be as strong of swimmers as we can, we should be wearing our life-jackets,” says Walmsley. “I think my husband and I will take CPR as well. We’re not trained and it’s motivated us to do that. If we were out in the lake with no one else around, we need to know what to do as well.”




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Debate focuses on need for weekly activities By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

With Sicamous still in flood response and recovery mode, the majority of council was reluctant to pursue partial funding for a gazebo at the beach park. The subject of a gazebo brought back to council chambers in response to Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund – grant money that could be used for the rehabilitation or improvement of community infrastructure including parks, cultural centres, recreational and tourism facilities. Coun. Fred Busch had two suggestions, the first being improvements to the washrooms at the beach park. The second, Busch introduced with a preamble in which he stated that in Sicamous, there typically isn’t much for visitors to do. He noted how Salmon Arm has its Wednesday’s on the Wharf program, and

other communities have their own weekly or weekend events, be they music or theatre. He suggested a gazebo at the park could provide a venue in Sicamous for weekly music or theatre. “Working at the houseboat kiosk, people come in and say, ‘what’s there to do in Sicamous?’ Well, we can send them up the mountain to the lookout, to the hang glider place, and to D Dutchmen Dairy, but there really isn’t anything that the community puts on. And I think this is something that the community could do,” said Busch. “We could start thinking about this and have a place where people can meet during the week, and can have some entertainment… “We quite often talk about having some sort of gazebo at beach park and I think it’s even in our financial plan, but every year we keep bumping it back a year. But I think it’s time we started doing this, just

for our tourism because, tourism, quite frankly, is it for Sicamous right now.” Busch put forward a motion to make a resolution to apply for grant funding, seconded by Coun. Joan Thomson. And then Coun. Charlotte Hutchinson rang in, first noting that the grant funding is 50/50, meaning the district would have to cough up 50 per cent of the total cost of whatever the district would be taking on. “We have many other things that we need that money for,” she commented. Coun. Don Richardson was of a like mind, arguing council first needs to focus on what its priorities should be for getting the town online. “I would caution, it’s all fine to get this stuff, but again, as Coun. Hutchinson said, it’s 50/50, which means it comes out of taxation,” said Richardson. “Maybe we should be looking at what’s the big-

gest priority needed to strengthen and stabilize our community first?” Coun. Terry Rysz said any money the district can get should be going towards improving its water system. Former interim administrator Doug Ruttan suggested the district could look at a portable stage “that has flexibility and not a lot of capital tied in one spot.” Mayor Darrell Trouton said the district is already in conversation with the province regarding its recovery effort, and that it needs to be ready for related funding opportunities. Council wound up not supporting Busch’s motion. Later on, he noted he had recently been to Grand Forks – another community, he explained, with weekly activities, and a population size similar to Sicamous. “It isn’t just come in, go out on a houseboat, come back and leave town,” said Busch. “I think we do have to

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provide some place. No, maybe it’s not a gazebo at the beach – perhaps a portable one that we can move around, but something that will make it interesting for people to stay through the night. We can say somebody is playing some symphony music tonight and tomorrow night it’s going to be some bluegrass music or whatever. “That’s something that I’ve noticed a lot of the communities that have been around for a while, and Sicamous is relatively new on that scale of time… whereas a city like Grand Forks has been around for over 100 years, so they certainly have an advantage over us in that way.”

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he sultry days of summer have finally arrived and with water levels receding well, beaches and boat launches are

open. And the sparkling waters issue a refreshing welcome on a hot day. But those inviting waters can be potential death traps that must be treated with care and respect. Police report the body of a young man has been pulled from the mouth of the Shuswap River. Sadly, it is believed to be that of a 24-year-old Salmon Arm man, who was swept over Seymour Falls on June 11, after jumping into the river to cool off during a hike. This year’s run-off was particularly high, compounded by a late snow melt and heavy rains. High water levels can hide dangerous underwater debris and equally deadly currents, even when the surface of the water seems smooth and calm. In another potentially deadly encounter, a young Korean tourist survived a close brush with death in Shuswap Lake, thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of Sicamous beachgoers. Unable to swim, he ventured out of his depth Aug. 1 and his non-swimming friends were not able to help him. Pulled from the water and resuscitated before paramedics made it to the scene, the man was taken to hospital. He will have quite a story to tell when he goes home. He is lucky to be alive to tell it. His family will not suffer the grief of losing a son in a foreign country. It would not have been the first time families have lost loved ones to Shuswap Lake. And while this incident had a positive outcome, thankfully, it still serves as a reminder how, in our summer fun, it is wise to know your limits and what you’re getting into, and not take the power of nature for granted.



Province’s liquor laws finally effective By Tom Fletcher News Columnist

VICTORIA – Here’s a summer scene being played out all over North America. Family van pulls up to the corner store to stock up on a few camping essentials: pop, chips, hot dogs, a case of beer and a bottle of vodka. Not in B.C. you say? It happens every day at rural agency liquor stores around the province. As with many other issues, there is one reality for urban B.C. and another for the rest of us. Selling booze in grocery stores would presumably create anarchy in B.C cities and towns, but villagers and their visitors somehow manage it, just as everyone does across the line in Washington or Alaska. These rural agency stores are “flyspeck operators,” sniffs an acquaintance who spent his career as a union activist in government liquor stores. Picture dusty old bottles on a rickety shelf, greedy owners and poorly trained clerks more likely to sell to under-age drinkers. Similar generalizations can be heard about the hundreds of private liquor stores that have popped up around B.C. since they were legalized. And in fact there have been more violations in private stores, revealed in sting op-

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erations run by liquor inspectors. In the year ended March 31, 54 private stores were caught selling to a minor, for an 84 per cent compliance rate. Only four government stores were caught, a pass rate of 96 per cent. Five rural agency stores were tested, and one flunked. But here is the telling statistic. In 2010, the government allowed liquor inspectors to employ actual minors to test stores. Now liquor inspectors send in undercover teens, and relieve them of the evidence when they are allowed to buy booze. The watchdog now has teeth, and compliance has jumped. The government glossed over the poorer performance of private stores. But in fairness, three times as many private stores as government ones were targeted in the new inspections, and the gap is narrow. Government stores also have a huge built-in financial advantage in their wholesale rate, and are generally overstaffed by private sector standards. The B.C. Liberals also moved this spring to make rural agency stores easier to establish. Regulation changes brought the minimum population served from 300 down to 200, and eliminated a vague requirement for a “bona fide community” to exist

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around the store. Meanwhile, the big booze story this year is cabinet minister Rich Coleman’s plan to sell B.C.’s warehouse and distribution monopoly to a private contractor. The B.C. Government Employees’ Union has protested, despite assurances that their jobs will continue. B.C.’s burgeoning craft beer industry has looked to Alberta’s all-private model and predicts higher costs. The B.C. Liberal government has been on the defensive from the start, with the NDP pointing to the paper trail of lobbyists with an apparent inside track. It’s great politics, but it matters little to consumers in an increasingly competitive but heavily taxed business. Another new regulation took effect this summer, creating a $525 fine for adults serving minors, on the job, at home or as a bootlegger. Parents who provide booze for their own underage children are exempted. Previously, penalties applied only to licensed establishments. If the issue really is public safety and teen binge drinking, the key job for government is to regulate sales effectively. Once that is done, no justification remains for government liquor sales.

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The District of Sicamous will be commencing a water main flushing program on the Mara Water System beginning the week of August 20th, 2012 between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Your tap water may not improve in appearance – this is normal for the condition of the water system at this time. This flushing will be the first flush of the system after the flooding and debris event of June 23rd, 2012. The Mara Water System will continue to be flushed over the course of the summer as turbidity improves. The District of Sicamous and the Ministry of Highways continue to work towards diverting Two Mile Creek to its original creek bed. When this occurs, the District expects an increase in turbidity levels. The District will continue to flush the system unless the turbidity levels increase to a level that does not warrant continued flushing. Water main flushing may create pressure fluctuations and turbidity events within the system. High turbidity levels may impair the effectiveness of the disinfection treatment system. If disinfection is impaired, disease causing micro-organisms may escape disinfection resulting in an increased risk of intestinal illness. People with undeveloped or compromised immune systems are at greatest risk, i.e. the elderly, newborn babies, pregnant women and their unborn and people undergoing immune suppressing medical treatment. Any questions or concerns regarding these works may be directed to the District of Sicamous Public Works Department at 250-836-4105 or the Municipal Office at 250-836-2477. The Boil Water Notice remains in effect until further notice. G. MacDonald, Manager of Works Services District of Sicamous

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Hours of operation changed for temporary refuse site Hours of operation for Sicamous’ temporary waste site have changed. As of Friday, Aug. 10, hours for the temporary garbage disposal site, until further notice, will be from Friday to Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The temporary site, located at 1450 Solsqua Rd., is available for small loads (pickup trucks or small trailers) of flooddamaged material and household garbage. “Based on the use of the temporary site, the hours are being scaled back,” says Columbia Shuswap Regional District waste manage-

ment co-ordinator Ben Van Nostrand. “These are the same hours as the Sicamous landfill when it was open, so it’s something the public is familiar with.” Due to the recent flooding and road closures in the area of the Sicamous landfill in Two Mile, access to the site is blocked. Van Nostrand says the site will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. User fees at the temporary site apply just as they did at the regular landfill. The cost is $10 per cubic metre. As a reference, a full pickup load is approximately $20.

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The local housing market is looking up. The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) reported July 2012 sales activity of all MLS property types improved over the same month last year and the first seven months of 2011, as the housing market maintains stability and steady growth moving into the third quarter. “Things are continuing to look up in the Okanagan-Shuswap,” said Rob Shaw, OMREB president. “Housing sales have strengthened during the past four months, with the typical levelling off of activity in July as summer vacations begin and thoughts turn to camping, and boating.” Sales for the North Okanagan are on par with 2011. Listings and sales are slightly down in the Shuswap compared to last July. “Apartment and townhouse sales continue to improve in the Shuswap and North Okanagan,” said Shaw, as the North Okanagan reported a 37.5 per cent increase in apartment sales for July, while townhouse sales were up 16.7 per cent

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Pro-Am game frosting on Franson’s birthday cake By Martha Wickett Eagle Valley News

Salmon Arm’s Ninth Annual Pro-Am Scholarship Game provided a happy birthday present for Sicamous’ Cody Franson. At the end of regulation time in the game that featured an evenly matched mix of NHL, WHL, American Hockey League and SilverBack players on teams Red and Blue, the highscoring contest was tied eight apiece. Following a short three-minute overtime the scoreboard hadn’t budged. Then came the shootout. Just one player of the 10 was able to bury one in the back of the net – Cody Franson for Team Blue. Franson’s sister made sure earlier in the game that the announcer spread the word about her brother’s birthday. The game was something of a family affair. Joining Cody on the ice but with a red jersey was brother Cain Franson from the Vancouver Giants. Twins Jeff and Brendan Kennedy, both SilverBacks, were on opposing teams. Salmon Arm’s Carson Bolduc with the Prince George Cougars donned a blue jersey while brother Tyler Bolduc from the Revelstoke Grizzlies wore red. Then there was former SilverBack netminder Kris Moore,

now with the Western Michigan Broncos, on Team Blue versus his brother, Team Red’s Mike Moore, now with the San Jose Sharks. Although the stands contained no more than s, about 350 spectators, o it was a great game to watch. A fan favouritee was Captain Canada – Ryan Smyth from thee o Edmonton Oilers – who h wore a red jersey. Smith y earned his nickname by representing Canadaa amany times in international competition. He was captain of Canada’s World Championship team for a record number of years, winning gold in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, gold at the 2003 World Championship in Finland, at the 2004 World Championship in the Czech Republic, at the 2004 World Cup in Canada and silver in the 2005 World Championship in Austria. Smith is outstanding in other ways as he prepares to lead the Oilers’ young players this season. Now 36, he has worn the same shoulder pads – with a few replacement parts – since his start in the NHL about 15 years ago. He also takes a lot of ribbing for the hockey stick with a heavy wooden blade he prefers to use. Other NHLers who joined Cody Franson

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and Ryan Smyth on the ice during the game that featured lots of laughing and light-hearted banter were Vancouver Canuck Aaron Volpatti from Revelstoke, Jerred Smithson with

Cody Franson the Florida Panthers, Winnipeg Jets’ centre Aaron Gagnon from Armstrong and Mike Moore, recently relocated from the San Jose Sharks to the Nashville Predators. It was a see-saw battle, with the gap between teams never more than two goals. Scoring first was Salmon Arm’s Shane Danyluk of the Prince Albert Raiders, assisted by Riley Marsh of the NAIT Ooks. First for Team Blue was Carson Bolduc, with assists going to TJ Christensen of the Rev-

elstoke Grizzlies and Cody Franson. Making it 2-1 for Team Red was Salmon Arm’s Lucas Nickles with the Tri City Americans, assisted by Marsh and Danyluk. Cain Franson, with help from Smyth, added another for Team Red – the only two-point gap in the game. Dylan Willick with the Kamloops Blazers, unassisted, brought Team Blue within a point of the red squad, ending the period in a 3-2 score. Team Blue continued its push in the second, with Stewart Coyle of the Sicamous Eagles tying things up with help from Chad Hohman of York University and Marsh. Grabbing the lead for Team Blue was Nathan Grieve of the Eagles assisted by Christensen. The lead was shortlived, however, as Cain Franson evened it up, 4-4, with the assist going to Smithson. In return, Willick notched his second of the night with help




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from Volpatti to give Team Blue a 5-4. Team Red’s Smyth tied it up with help from Danyluk, but Volpatti quickly claimed a 6-5 lead for Blue to end the period. Credited with assists were Ian McNally of Princeton University and Gagnon. Team Red pulled ahead 7-6, thanks to a goal from Tyler Bolduc with assists going to Mike Moore and Cain Franson, and another goal, this one from Danyluk assisted by Aidan Nisse of the Sicamous Eagles. Then it was Team Blue’s turn, pulling ahead 8-7 with a second goal for Grieve assisted by Carson Bolduc, and one from Chad Hohman of York University with help from Willick. In fitting fashion for the man with close to two decades wearing an NHL jersey, it was Smyth, unassisted, who, in the final minutes of regulation time, kept Team Red alive. Coaches for the evening were Ty Davidson and Ryan Marsh.


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By land and or sea: A mix of chrome, steel, and exotic woods lined Main Street Landing and its nearby dock Saturday for the second day of Sicamous’ Second Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. Clockwise from top left – Ron Bernhard, with daughter and grandson Falon and Taylor Bernhard, looks over Sweet Pete, a 16-foot Peterborough belonging to event organizer Paul Harrison; Dale Grochowich talks to Peter Middleton about the process of restoring a vintage boat while looking over Middleton’s 1939 Chris Craft and other vessels on display; the rudder of an intricately hand-carved 16-foot Salmon Wheery on display by Absolute Classics Marine; landlubbers check out the assortment of classic/antique vehicles on display at the boat show’s accompanying car show. Photo by Lachlan Labere

Jiu-jitsu camp: Ari Knazan of Victoria spars with Alain Beauchamp of Surrey during a jiu-jitsu training camp held Saturday and Sunday at Eagle River Secondary. Attendees of the camp – representing schools throughout B.C. and Alberta – raised $1,500 for the Sicamous food bank. Organizer Steve Hiscoe, vice-president of the Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Union, said the camp drew more than 50 participants who enjoyed their weekend in the community. Photo by Lachlan Labere


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Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing INC. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journey person $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to; p r o d u c t i o n @ a u t o t a n k s. c a . Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. For details visit Contact Tyson Lambert by Fax: 250-286-9502 or by

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Experience/Education; ·Post secondary education with Heavy Duty Mechanic training Competitive Compensation Package w/ a Comprehensive Benefit & Pension Plan. The Company Offers Development Opportunities Through Tailored Training Programs. For more information visit Please send your resume stating position to the Human Resources department at: or by fax at: (1)604-575-3691 SHOP Welders Wanted Fort St. John, BC. Email resumes to Fax resumes to 1-888-731-8027. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Check us out @

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Dan & Tina Keely want to thank family, friends & neighbours for teaming up to give us a fantastic 50th anniversary party attended by 90 people at the Sicamous Legion July 14th. You all are amazing.

CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS needed for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Online:

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INSERTING MACHINE operator required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required; SHINGLE SAWYER needed in Gold River. Pendragon Forest Products Ltd. Apply to: Box 1100 Gold River B.C., V0P 1G0. Call 250-283-2111 or 604-369-3045. Or Email:


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Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430

CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS wanted for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Apply online: Fort St John, B.C. Licensed Plumber/Gasfitter/Sheetmetalman wanted for new construction and installations. Must have valid drivers license. Send resume to or (250)7855542

PARTS & Services Representatives at Jacobson Ford Salmon Arm BC- We are looking for exciting, customer friendly, dynamic individuals capable of working in a fast paced work environment. Parts and service experience an asset but not necessary, email resume to


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Twin Anchors Manufacturing is looking to hire all trades and all levels:

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 3 BDRM, 2 bth furnished condo White Pines, Sicamous 1400 sq ft. on 2 levels, inside spiral staircase. $800/mo. NS, NP, 780-462-2212. LGE 1 & 2 BDRM. BRIGHT apts. In suite storage, green space, live-in manager. Cable incl. Sicamous, 250-836-4516 or 250-804-5364. LGE. 2 BDRM. apt. No indoor smoking. Good refs. a must. 250-836-2307. WANTED: 1 BDRM. for Sept. or Oct. start. Sicamous/Mara. Older lady, Refs. avail. 250808-1280.

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2 BDRM suite on Mara Lake. Avail. Sept 15. Furniture avail. (250) 517-0244

Mobile Homes & Pads MOBILE HOME IN Green Acres Malakwa, incl. all appl. $600/mo. Avail. Sept. 1st. 250836-2778.

Cars - Sports & Imports ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on punched 305 eng. 3 spd. Needs some body work. For more info. $2800 OBO. 1-250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

Vehicle Wanted TO TRADE ‘77 LINCOLN land yacht for dependable pick up or w.h.y. 250-836-5707.

Recreational/Sale 1989 OKANAGAN 21 ft. 5TH WHEEL. Asking $3500 obo. Needs some TLC. Comes w/ hook-up and tailgate. Ph. 250836-4876 or 250-804-9712.

Trucks & Vans 1996 Econoline Ford 150 full sized van, 5.8l engine, runs good, $3000. (250)836-2727


Homes for Rent SMALL HOME ON Riverside Ave. in Sicamous. Avail. Sept. 15. 250-517-0244.

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