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Minutes before: A surveillance camera captures nothing unusual at 5:03 a.m.


Aftermath: Security officer Geoff Stokes removes the money from an ATM at the Mall at Piccadilly that was damaged during an attempted robbery in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Smash: In the blink of an eye, a truck is seen ramming the mall entrance.

ATM thieves thwarted

There’s a lot of money involved, but thieves didn’t get any – they just made it into a movie. Two men used a stolen pickup truck in an attempt to get at a Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union ATM by ramming their way through the main entrance of the Mall at Piccadilly at 5

a.m. Aug. 11. The men were captured on the mall’s video surveillance equipment as they attempted unsuccessfully to remove the cash machine. An RCMP forensic team has completed an examination of the scene. Police have secured the video and con-

tinue to investigate the attempted theft. Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union officials say the ATM will be out of service until further notice due to the attempted theft. An estimated cost for damage incurred by the mall or the ATM had not yet been calculated.

Attempted grab: A suspect in black unsuccessfully tries to steal the ATM.

Council lukewarm on gaming centre By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

A gaming centre may not be their first choice for the former GM site at 10th Street SW and the Trans-Canada Highway, but city council is supporting the Adams Lake Indian Band’s proposed development nonetheless. At their Monday meeting, council had an opportunity to discuss a letter from Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB), in which

band manager Albert Quinn provides information about the intended development while seeking feedback. The letter states the facility will be more than 20,000 square-feet inside, and will offer electronic bingo, up to 100 slot machines initially, as well as a restaurant and a lounge. “This facility will provide as many as 100-plus employment positions to the local area and, of course, will draw customers from

a wide area within the Shuswap and surrounding districts,” writes Quinn, noting final design and layout would have to be approved by the BC Lottery Corporation. City staff recommended council support the gaming centre and permit the connection of the subject properties to the municipal storm sewer as part of the city’s Municipal Servicing Agreement with ALIB. First to speak to the recom-

This week A grieving mother is speaking out about her son’s suicide and the need to help others. See A12-A13. Hockey stars from the NHL, AHL and WHL took to the ice at the Shaw Centre. See A17.

mendation, Coun. Alan Harrison made note that the band would be paying for municipal services through the servicing agreement. As for the development itself, he said a casino wouldn’t be his first choice for the property, but that it wasn’t his choice, and that ALIB Chief Nelson Leon has good reasons for putting the gaming centre at the former GM site, a lot and building that is only deteriorating.

“And Chief Nelson recognizes that that’s not good for anybody – having something happen there is better than what’s happening there now,” said Harrison. “I think the timing is actually good considering where we are in our economic development, and the fact that economic times are not great. I think there’s positives there as far as employment goes, not just for See City on page A2

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City has little say over proposed plan Continued from front members of the Adams Lake band, but as the chief has said, it will employ other people as well.” Coun. Ken Jamieson was grateful for the opportunity to provide input, stating he wanted economic development for the band, and that he hoped it would be positive for them as well as the City of Salmon Arm. However, he was initially reluctant to offer complete support of the proposal. He said council could only comment on infrastructure, policing costs and traffic and highway use, and that council may have other concerns that are not weighed. “ I think I would prefer a motion that says we have no objections, rather than support,” said Jamieson. City administrator


We don’t have a lot of control, but I appreciate them coming to us and asking for our support and asking for our input

Carl Bannister said this would be a different motion, while Coun. Chad Eliason argued the two motions are essentially the same. Preferring the gam-

ing centre over a derelict lot, Eliason viewed the proposal as an opportunity “help and cooperate with our First Nation neighbours.” “They are part of our community,” said Eliason. “We don’t have a lot of control, but I appreciate them coming to us and asking for our support and asking for our input and, hopefully going forward, we can reciprocate and we can move forward in a positive way, working together for development in our community and theirs.” Jamieson said, instead, that he would support council’s support, and that council’s support would be a step forward to improving relations with neighbouring bands. But he cautioned there may be social costs that “we may not see the full ramifications of for years to come.”

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Violent crime rate creeps up RCMP: Offences in the region primarily linked to drug, alcohol use. By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

Socio-economic conditions may be contributing to the rise of violent crime in Salmon Arm. Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane, in his second quarterly report for the year provided to city council Monday, noted that person crimes, including violent crime and assault are increasing. “As in past quarters, we’re seeing an increase in violent crime, it just keeps on going up – not huge, but it’s just creeping up,” said Keane, noting violent crime includes disturbance issues where people are acting violently. “I described before that we’re dealing with intoxication issues a lot of the time, we’re dealing with persons that have low coping skills a lot of the time, and I’m just starting to consider whether the tightening economy plays a roll in that, when it comes down to family violence and these kind of things, because we’re seeing an increase in that as well.” In terms of property crime, Keane said the detachment saw a blip in the first quarter of the year, which he linked to individuals who had done their time and had been released from jail. But he said this is being brought back under control and, overall, it continues to drop. “Right now, as far as property crime goes, the big issue on our plate is that we’re dealing with organized crime groups that go outside the detach-

ment area, throughout the Okanagan, reaching over to Alberta,” Keane added. “They’re hard to pin down when people don’t actually live in your area. And we’re trying to get a handle on that.” Traffic-wise, there were 32 collisions in the city last quarter, with only five injuries amounting to no in-

and commented on the usefulness of the speed reader board. In addition, Harrison thanked Keane’s liaison officer, Cst. Kieran Bastiann, who was assigned to Bastion Elementary. Harrison said Bastiann established positive rapport with the students, though there was one incident where his influence wasn’t en-

Right now, as far as property crime goes, the big issue on our plate is that we’re dealing with organized crime groups that go outside the detachment area... Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane SALMON ARM RCMP crease. Keane added that 68 people were removed from the road in relation to drinking and driving. On the drug front, Keane spoke highly of the work being done by his plain-clothes officers, who are specifically targeting activity related to cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. With the summer season, Keane says there has been an increase in calls for service – an estimated 45 per cent of the detachment’s calls occur during the 12 weeks of summer. For the second quarter, the detachment received 1,943 calls for service, completed 719 traffic stops, jailed 207 prisoners and has 215 ongoing investigations. Coun. Alan Harrison offered his compliments for the RCMP’s effective work on the hard drug enforcement,

tirely appreciated. “I had to break up a snowball fight that he started,” said Harrison, Bastion principal. “My secretary looked out the window and said, ‘Alan, there’s snowballs flying everywhere,’ and the fact was that most of them were coming out of his hand and not the kids’, and so they started to fire back. So, when I went out there, the kids were quick to say, ‘he started it.’ And he actually admitted it, he said ‘yes he did.’ So I explained to him the rule, and he’s been quite well-behaved since that time.” On a more serious note, Harrison asked about the E Division deputy commissioner’s respectful workplace action plan, which is to be introduced to detachments. Keane said he didn’t know exactly what the plan is, but that he understands the

Body recovered from the Seymour River The body of a man was pulled from the mouth of the Seymour River on Shuswap Lake Monday, Aug. 13. RCMP in Chase say the body is believed to be that of a 24-year-old man swept over Seymour Falls on June 11. The coroner’s ser-

vice says it is working to officially identify the body. Andrew Wilson is missing and presumed drowned after being swept downstream after he entered the Seymour River to cool off more than two months ago.

issue is in the media. “Several of the female constables that I’ve talked to have been upset about the media coverage and they think it’s overly harsh; however, the RCMP, as an organization, has come out there and said this conversation is over, whether or not it is a problem, it exists and this is what we are going to do,” said Keane. He went onto explain that at the beginning of each year, the detachment undertakes quality assurance audits on different aspects of operations. This year it focused on a respectful workplace. “We interviewed every member of the detachment… and we got feedback as far as any instance of harassment, and it was fine,” said Keane. “And then we backed it up by having every member review the harassment policy,

so that we all understand…” Harrison said he wasn’t implying there was any problem with the local detachment at all, and that the policy being given to the detachments looked positive.



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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer

Flood of counterfeit bills swamps the region



Fight-starter arrested

By Tracy Hughes

At approximately 9 p.m., on Aug. 7, police responded to a report of an intoxicated male at Canoe Beach attempting to instigate a fight. The man ran after spotting police and was arrested following a short foot chase. The Salmon Arm resident was lodged in police cells and released when he was sober.

Resistance nets night in cell It was an expensive bathroom break for a Vernon man, and a troubling one for his Shuswap friend. Vernon RCMP officers were in the parking lot of the Fruit Union Plaza A&W Saturday shortly before 3 a.m. when one of the officers noticed a man urinating on the back door of the restaurant. The 27-year-old Vernon man was arrested for mischief and being drunk in a public place. While the officers were arresting the Vernon man, his 27 year-old friend from Blind Bay, near Sorrento, stepped in and started to argue with officers. “He refused to leave the area after repeated warnings by our officers, and he approached the arresting officers in a threatening manner,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. He was arrested for obstructing a peace officer, then resisted arrest by putting up a fight. Officers were able to wrestle the man to ground and get handcuffs on him. He was taken into custody. The suspect is expected to face charges of resisting arrest and obstruction.


Police are alerting residents and businesses in the Okanagan and Thompson Valley to a wave of fake currency passing through the region. On Aug. 8, three counterfeit $100 bills were passed to Salmon Arm businesses. These bills appear to be the same as those passed in other Okanagan communities. The bill can be identified as fraudulent by noting the silver band across the bill which contains embossed “$5” repeated on this reflective strip. Video surveillance has been obtained of the male who passed these bills and Salmon Arm police continue to investigate the matter. “The typical modus operandi is for the passer to make an inexpensive purchase and pay with a large denomina-

tion, in turn receiving a large percentage of change back in authentic currency, leaving the bogus bill in the till,” said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. The RCMP has received 23 complaints about the passing or attempted passing of counterfeit bills in the past two weeks. The incidents involved bank notes in $20, $50 and $100 denominations and occurred in Salmon Arm, West Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Okanagan Falls and other communities. Moskaluk said grocery stores, convenience stores and bars are particularly vulnerable to bogus bank note scams. “Customarily, what we do see at times is that drinking establishments might be victimized because there’s lower light and a higher volume of clientele, so there’s a lower chance of being detected,” he said.

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The fake currency is often trafficked on the black market like drugs, he added, with a central manufacturer selling to wholesalers who unload the product to street-level dealers and users. “Normally we’ll see an individual or a group of individuals pass fake notes in a region for a period of time until public awareness becomes an issue for them, or our investigations are successful. It’s very similar to when we see travelling shoplifters going from town to town,” he said. Moskaluk said the best protection from counterfeiting for business owners is to be aware and check the security features of bank notes. Most bank notes issued since 2000 feature a “ghost image” of a prime minister or Queen Elizabeth II when tilted to the light, a holographic strip and a vertical “security thread.”

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Backlogs plague ultrasound procedures By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

The Oxford Dictionary describes the word urgent as: “needing immediate attention, action or decision.” But in terms of getting an ultrasound, Shuswap resident Shannon Gallivan discovered that the wait list for urgent cases is at least four weeks anywhere in Interior Health. “After my mother received her requisition from her physician July, 31 she had called the West Kelowna imaging to find that they are booking ‘urgent’ ultrasounds into the end of September/October…” she says. “After a few calls to all Interior imaging departments the answer was the same across the board, with the earliest appointment being available in Salmon Arm towards the end of August/ September.” Shuswap Lake Hospital radiologist John Wickert says the primary cause of the long waits is a shortage of qualified technologists. “Two things have happened – they (the province)

haven’t trained enough techs and lots of old techs are retiring with no one to backfill the positions,” Wickert says, noting longtime local ultrasonographer Ron Lawrence retired several months ago, leaving a finally acquired third machine sitting idle. “The other problem is a province across the mountains pays a heckuva lot better.” The good news for Salmon Arm is that a new ultrasonographer will be arriving at the end of August. As well, Wickert says if a doctor believes his patient needs to be seen within a certain number of hours, Shuswap Lake imaging department will work it out. “But it has to be doctorto-doctor,” he says of the requisition. “If there is a true reason the doctor wants us to see them, we’ll accommodate them.” Dan Fitch, head of diagnostic imaging for Interior Health’s Thomson-Cariboo Shuswap region, says the issue Canada-wide is more complex than rates of pay. He says the health region is going to do its best to at-

tract techs by attending job recruiting fairs, highlighting lifestyle choice and “being creative with scheduling.” Another factor compounding program is that BCIT switched to a direct entry program, says Fitch. Prrior to that, people who were already X-ray technicians or other medical professionals, could be certified following a nine-month course. The new program is twoand-a-half years and the first graduates from this extended program are just emerging. In the meantime, Fitch suggests patients can get ultrasounds at privately owned but publicly funded clinics in Vernon or Kamloops – clinics, he says that don’t have to accommodate hospital wards or emergency rooms. But Gallivan, who called the Vernon clinic last Thursday, was told the earliest available appointment for those on the urgent list is Oct. 3. As well, Gallivan questions the validity of cutting the nine-month course entirely.


Wait list: Dr. John Wickert says a shortage of trained technologists is creating delays in non-emergency ultrasound procedures. She argues the training course for medical personnel should remain open to qualified people in the same way LPNs are able to transfer into nursing. “Why are we cutting programs in areas that are

in high demand, making it harder to get?” She also takes issue with IH’s attempts to attract more qualified ultrasonographer. “If you ask me, they’re not doing anything to correct the problem,” she says, noting

there are only nine job postings on Interior Health’s website, none of them for an ultrasonographer. “If I am an ultrasound technician in another province, how do I even know when there’s a position?”

City News and Public Notices REQUEST OF PROPOSAL 2013 - 2017 BUILDING APPRAISAL SERVICES The City of Salmon Arm invites Proponents to submit proposals relating to the provision building appraisal services for municipal buildings. The proposed contract period is from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2017. Request for Proposal (RFP) documents may be obtained from the City of Salmon Arm at Customer Service, 500 – 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, which outlines the minimum requirements of the City of Salmon Arm. All enquiries should be directed to Monica Dalziel, Chief Financial Officer. While price will be a factor in considering the responses to RFPs, it is not the sole criterion and we reserve the right to use other factors in making the final decision. The City reserves the right in its absolute discretion to accept any proposals or to reject any or all proposals for any reason whatsoever, or to select more than one proposal if it so desires. The proposals, which qualify to be considered within this request, will be evaluated on the merit of the total package submitted. The lowest cost proposal will not necessarily become the successful submission. Proposals may be withdrawn by written notice only, provided such notice is received by the City prior to the time set for the opening of proposals. All proposals will remain confidential and will not be open to the public or other Proponents for examination. The Closing Date for receipt of the sealed proposals is September 14, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. and must be submitted to Monica Dalziel, Chief Financial Officer at the address noted below. Faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. City of Salmon Arm 500 – 2 Avenue NE Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Telephone: (250) 803-4032 Fax: (250) 803-4042 Email: For more information call 250-803-4000

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A win for girls everywhere Who would have thought? A woman soccer player as flag bearer for Canada at the Olympics. Who would have predicted? A women’s soccer team capturing the attention of the country with their roller-coaster ride to a bronze medal. I must admit, I have a love/hate relationship with the Olympics. I hate them for all their wasteful, extravagant expense and the corruption that’s so often part and parcel of them – not to mention the nasty side of nationalism they evoke. More than once I heard the term this time around of “Ugly Americans” in reference to comments from the U.S. women’s soccer team. Interesting how the comments of one player can morph into a slag of a whole nation. But, those principles aside, I love watching the events just as much as the next person, and I admire the incredible skill and dedication of the athletes. I’m so thrilled that women’s sport – and what a great sport soccer is – was raised to such a high profile. Take that, those officials who don’t think women’s hockey or women’s ski jumping merits a place alongside the guys at the Olympics. Before the Games I watched a documentary on Canadian double bronze medalist Carol Huynh. She talked about how hard female wrestlers have worked to be taken seriously. And how there’s still a long way to go. A male competitor remarked to her just prior to these Games that one of the wrestlers was very good “because she wrestled like a man.” Really. This is nothing new. Girls grow up constantly hearing disdainful comments like “you throw like a girl” or “you run like a girl” being accepted as if there’s something inherently deficient about the gender. So this amazing, inspiring performance from our Canadian women’s soccer team helped show a world of people just how athletic, committed, resourceful, skilled and strong, both in body and mind, ‘girls’ can be. Here in Salmon Arm it’s been said that we have one of the highest per capita percentages of young people in B.C. who play soccer. I imagine this figure will only grow in the wake of the Olympics. Soccer is both the beautiful game and one of the most accessible games. It’s the most popular sport worldwide not only because it can be played in any climate, but because it’s inexpensive. One soccer ball, a bit of open ground – and you’ve got a game. I, personally, love the sport because it’s accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. I started playing about four years ago and, although I’ve carved out my position as the traditional “weak spot,” I absolutely love the game and all the people you get to meet along the way. So, for all of these reasons and more, to Christine Sinclair and all the members of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team, I have just one comment. Thank you.



Water inviting but sometimes deadly The 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 11th, 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 under-

water 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.

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The Observer asked:

What do you think of Canada’s performance during the Olympics?

David Hanna “They might have done better if they’d been better trained.”

Monika Bouchard “They did amazing. I’m very proud of all of them.”

Suzanne DeBono “I think they did fantastic. I’m proud of them all.”

Warren Sun “Canada is a winter country so we do better at winter sports.”

Briam Neumann “I felt they did extremely well.”

B.C. liquor laws Applause for Olympic athletes finally effective BC VIEWS

Tom Fletcher 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 underage drinkers. Similar generaliza-

tions 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 operations 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. The watchdog now has teeth, and compliance has jumped. Government stores also have a huge builtin financial advantage in their wholesale rate, and are generally overstaffed by private sector standards. 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 under-age 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.

I’m from Salmon Arm, B.C. and I just felt that I needed to write and thank all the athletes and others for representing us in London. You have all shown grace and poise at the Games. To the athletes who have achieved a personal best or have won a medal,

thank you. And congratulations to those who didn’t quite achieve the goal that you set for yourselves. Please don’t feel like you owe us an apology, because I think what you have all done has been very admirable. And it is us who should be saying thank you to you because you have all done

a great job at being our collective ambassadors. Also, you have done something that many others have wished they could do. So please remember that tomorrow is another day and you all did a great job. Doug Revel

Enbridge spill a matter of time The editorial in the Aug. 8 Observer talks about the “risk” assumed by British Columbia if the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is constructed. Given the hundreds of pipeline spills in North America in the past few decades, and given the dismal record and recent events surrounding Enbridge, there is no risk at all of a pipe-

line spill, only an absolute certainty. Enbridge crows about their 99.999 per cent success rate in transporting liquids, but their enormous volume means that the other .001 per cent is, in reality, millions of gallons spilled, with the potential to contaminate billions of gallons of water in the process.

Enbridge is all about profits and nothing else. And the miniscule fines they receive for adding to the pollution of the planet are in no way an incentive to change their ways. Trust them to do what’s good for British Columbia? I think not. Rick Shea

Obviously something’s going on Harper’s delusions? The following are quotes or referenced comments quoted in the media on August 7. “It’s obviously in the vital interest of Canada and in the vital interest of British Columbia, to diversify export markets into Asia.” (particular reference to the national interests that allow “radical” as well as foreign-funded environmentalists to be regarded as enemies of the state) “Science, not economics, (or politics), will determine fate of pipeline.” My government “does not pick and choose particular projects.”

The Conservative government announced in the spring that cabinet, and not the National Energy Board, will now make the final decision on pipeline projects in the “national interest” – including Northern Gateway. Honestly, I have never seen clearer examples of the walk not matching the talk. Considering the “death of evidence” campaign by the scientific community in this country, I would say that the emphasis on science is purely a “spin” tactic, part of the “image (how it looks) industry,” or maybe he is talking about economic “science.” Just what we need.

Regarding the “obviously” adjective, Harper uses “obviously” with a frequency unmatched. Does he not realize that hidden within this term is the firm position that if you do not see the situation the same way he does, you are missing something? I have noticed over time, in publications, news broadcasts, and YouTube videos, Stephen Harper uses this term repeatedly. There is a huge message here. He believes that the world according to him is close to the truth. That is dangerous territory. William Lytle-McGhee

Nuclear threat eclipsed by biological war Regarding the letter about a nuclear war in the Aug. 1 Observer, I don’t think that will happen. What I think will happen is

a biological war. It would keep the infrastructure intact and it would probably kill a lot more people. The effects wouldn’t last as

long, and they would probably have a cure so that the population could thrive again. Joe Matulic

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Rex Lingford was appointed city clerk at a salary of $100 per month. He was to replace Frank Wilcox. Numerous cases of whooping cough were reported in the Salmon Arm area.


Council agreed to set aside part of the Lake Park for the use of the new lawn bowling club and the bowlers immediately held a work bee to prepare the grounds. A Carlin girl, not named, was the first student accepted as the provincial government announced the establishment of Canada’s first complete high school correspondence course. Campers at Glen Echo resort came close to losing their all when sparks from an 11 p.m. freight train triggered a grass fire which spread rapidly but was finally extinguished.


M.L. Wade, engineer, submitted a recommendation to the joint cemetery committee calling for the installation of water lines. C.W. Mobley, Tappen was guiding former U.S. president Herbert Hoover and party on a hunting and fishing trip in the Clearwater district.


A proposal to provide a suitable, adequate park for the Salmon Arm area was enthusiastically backed at a meeting in city hall organized by the Kinsmen Club. Some 40 persons, most present as delegates from other organizations, expressed unanimous support. Thirteen Hudson Street businessmen presented a petition asking for improvements to the condition of the street. M.F. Collins opened a new store, The Linen Chest, on Hudson Street. Coyotes killed eight sheep from the Mount Ida flock of Charles Turner.


After an intensive search by some 50 persons, a 17-month-old-boy, Erich Schulds, was found playing in a swine pen about a half-mile from his Sunnybrae home. Jim Hudson, chairman of the Kinsmen-sponsored blood donor clinic announced Salmon Arm residents had donated 180 pints.

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Salmon Arm’s visitor centre has seen a rise in paddle boating but a fall in the number of Albertan visitors. “I wish I could say it was up, but we are actually down just shy of 900 people, year-to- date,” says Corryn Grayston, general manager at the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce. “Most of that decline has taken place during the month of July.” Grayston believes this decline was a result of a rainy and overly wet month. “I think it has a lot to do with the flooding and the media over-exposure of the extent,” says Grayston. “It was really just relatively isolated to certain areas, but the representation was that the whole Shuswap was underwater. We had a tremendous amount of calls from people who had either booked accommodations or were planning trips, and were under the impression that roads were impassable because of water. “We were able to take those calls and quell that paranoia... The concern is, of course, that lots of people wouldn’t call here necessarily. They would, instead, believe what was being reported. We couldn’t capture those people and get them back here, they just went on to other places for their vacation.” According to Janice Dewitt, administrative assistant at the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce, the area’s accommodation businesses were hit the hardest as a result of the flooding. “It is not that they aren’t as popular, I think the weather had an impact on the people who

were camping, using B & Bs, and the other accommodations in the area. I don’t think it was anything specific to the services they provide, just the rain and cold weather.” Grayston explains that in the early part of summer, people are looking for the warm weather and that tends to be campers. “May and June are primarily Europeans, Aussies and Kiwis that are camping,” says Grayston. “They are sort of a heartier stock. They are campers as opposed to fairweather tourists, so they may stay, but they still are only staying for a short period of time.” “When the beaches are closed or underwater that really has a tremendous impact on us as well. We had boats that couldn’t launch and lots of docks that were closed, and the debris in the water made it challenging,” she says. Grayston explains that the weather had a significant impact on July’s tourism rates as well. “People are chasing the sun,” says Grayston. We would still get a fair amount of people into the visitor centre, but we couldn’t keep them here. They were moving on to sunnier skies and greener pastures so to speak.” Grayston says that is where the visitor centre staff step in. “Our function is that even if they aren’t staying here for the day, we try to get them to think about us on their way back, or even for their next vacation.” Year-to-date the Salmon Arm visitor centre has seen 8,400 people come through their doors, with the leading tourists coming from other areas of British Columbia. Albertan travellers have dropped from their normal number-one tourist position


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Janice Dewitt and Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce general manager Corryn Grayston provide information and brochures to both tourists and locals about events and places in the Salmon Arm area. down to number two, with Europeans and Salmon Arm residents coming in behind. “Believe it or not, we have a tremendous amount of locals who use the visitor centre as a resource,” says Grayston Dewitt says she sees a number of people using the centre for vacation planing. “We have a lot of people come in and say ‘Hey, I’m heading to this place,’ and so we try to carry a lot of guides from across B.C. so we can help them out,” says Dewitt. As it has been in previous years, the major attractions in the area have been hiking and lake activities. Grayston says that the beaches and boat launches have attracted their fair share of visitors. “We are really fortunate because we have this fabulous lake and it gets utilized,” says Grayston. However, the way the lake is being used has begun to change. “In the past it tended to always be used by powers boats and the odd sail boat that would come out, but we are seeing that paddling is becoming really, extremely popular.” “Lots of people who have

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never paddled in their life are coming into the visitor centre and wondering where they could rent a canoe or kayak to just get out on the water.” “As usual, the Shuswap Trail Alliance does a number of new trails or improvements to existing trails and that is always popular,” says Grayston. Another change has been that road cycling has also become increasingly popular in the area. “We have had people come from the States to road cycle, and lots of people from the Midwest, like Saskatchewan, who have a good contingent that come down to road cycle.” Agritourism is another draw for tourists in the area. “Wineries are always popular, as well as areas like De Mille’s and Pedro Gonzales, because people are looking for locally made and locally sourced fruits vegetables and staples that have been locally procured.” Grayston expects to see tourism numbers bounce back next year, and possibly increase with the help of the newly established Tourism Friendly program, which is expected to be in full swing by that time.

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Homeowner cries foul over city’s frontage rates for irregular lots By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

A Salmon Arm man maintains he’s being penalized tax-wise for having an odd-shaped lot. John Gerbitz says he built his 17th Street SE residence two years ago and was told at that time that his frontage taxes would be based on his road frontage. This year he was surprised to find his water and sewer rate had gone up $512. After communicating with city staff, he learned this was due to an adjustment in the formula used to determine the frontage tax. “I have a pan-handled shape lot… So, what the district told me is that for some reason I didn’t qualify for the frontage anymore, and what they figured is to go around the perimeter of my lot and take those measurements and divide it by four,

which would make it a square, which essentially doesn’t work for a six-sided lot,” Gerbitz explained in a recent presentation to council. “Right now, I have a 15,000-square-foot lot, but with these calculations, it’s a 29,000square-foot lot… so this calculation they’re using doesn’t work for this lot.” In an email to Gerbitz, city financial services manager Betty Hiebert explains the “huge increase in frontage was due to a miscalculation in the past, which was discovered upon a review of your property.” City corporate service director Monica Dalziel elaborated on this at council, explaining Gerbitz was originally charged a frontage tax for 77 feet when it should have been 161. “I think this subdivision went in in 1997,”

said Dalziel. “Therefore, the frontage has been erroneously applied since that time. Since he just built his house, I think it’s the building permit that triggered the review. That’s what brought it to the attention of the utilities staff.” Gerbitz said he has learned there are other lots in the city that are also now under review. He maintained that the formula being used for irregular-shaped lots is unfair. “The simplest way would be to find the square footage for a lot and find the square root of that, and that would be the true fair way to do it. Right now I’m getting charged for 161 square feet and I believe my lot is 121… So I’m wondering if it’s worth considering re-evaluating their formula to come up with a fair deal for six-sidedshape lots like mine?”

said Gerbitz. Mayor Nancy Cooper suggested this could be reviewed at budget time, but added it would be a huge undertaking. This was quickly confirmed by Dalziel, who estimated there are upwards of 2,000 plans that would have to be reviewed. Coun. Alan Harrison later explained that the frontage tax represents a balance of cost. “No matter how you shuffle the deck, we have to collect a certain amount of money,” said Harrison. “So, if council was to change for 2,500 irregular lots – of which mine is one – and use some kind of different formula, the offset of charging those less would be charging the regular-shaped lots more.”

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Pain of suicide lingers By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Hearing Mary Jane Jackson’s infectious giggle, nobody would suspect she carries an enormous burden of pain. Two years ago, her son Brad committed suicide. There was no warning. There were no signs indicating to Mary Jane or her husband Jim that Brad was struggling. “We knew he had general anxiety but he seemed to be managing,� she says of the tall, handsome son who was a top student, great athlete and a kind, gentle person with a great sense of humour. Concerned when he was diagnosed with anxiety at age 10, the Jackson’s took their son to several counsellors. “We didn’t know what it really meant,� she says, tears welling. “We didn’t know how to watch him or have conversations about anxiety, about suicide or depression.� Mary Jane says that prior to her son’s death she had no idea suicide is the second cause of death in youth. “Why didn’t we know this? It made me so angry that there was something as senseless and preventable and nothing seemed to have been done before my son’s death or after it,� she said. “I was


Precious memories: Mary Jane Jackson looks at a photograph of her late son Brad in his bedroom. thinking last night as I cried, if my son had known Monica, I think he’d still be here. If he’d had someone to talk to, someone to listen to him‌� Mary Jane is referring to Monica Kriese, local support co-ordinator for the Force Society For Kids With Mental Health and chair of a committee organizing a World Suicide Prevention Day event Sept. 10. The Shuswap Suicide Prevention Committee includes a number of agencies – School District #83, Interior Health, Mental Health, RCMP, Hospice, Okanagan College and other partners that support families and children that might have suicidal

thoughts. Kriese says one of the most important aspects of the committee is that it has such broad representation and is looking at shortcomings in the area regarding suicide. They are trying to find better ways to promote suicide prevention with education and awareness programs. She says that while there are some typical anxieties, others don’t seem so evident. “With young people it’s so important to have conversations, not just about drinking and driving, but ‘Are you feeling OK? Do you feel worthless? Are you still enjoying things you used to? Do you feel you don’t belong? Do you have feelings

about wanting to hurt yourself.’� Kriese says 70 per cent of all mental health diagnoses are made when people are in their youth and that one in five Canadians have mental health issues, but less than two-thirds seek help. “There are two common denominators – belonging and a sense of worth,� says Mary Jane, a member of the committee, honouring her son and working to spare other parents from the pain of losing a child to suicide. “I always thought if you loved your kids enough that’s all they need, but that’s not true.� Mary Jane and Jim still talk about what they might have been able to do to help Brad and she points out it’s important for young people to know they shouldn’t hide or be blamed for their feelings. “The word suicide is always in my head, it’s become so familiar. It’s unfortunate, but I am always living it,� she says, voice choking. “The most important thing to me is for youth to know they deserve the support they require,� she says. Both women maintain “Dark Ages� attitudes about mental health have to be

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Ask kids tough questions Continued from pg 12 changed. Hiding mental illness of any kind is no longer an option, they say. It has to be brought into the light of day and normalized in order to remove the stigma. “You blame yourself, it’s too much sometimes. It’s not my own horrible grief, it’s knowing that in his pain and depth of despair, he didn’t think he could have come to me,” Mary Jane says tearfully. “We would have done anything. We would have moved the moon or the sun. The last thing you’re thinking is you’re child is thinking about suicide.” As well as helping to organize the World Suicide Prevention Day, Mary Jane has found solace with a bereaved parents group at Shus-

Beginning Aug. 13, people are invited to participate in the Soles for Souls project. Drop off a new pair of shoes to the Shuswap Family Resource Centre at the corner of Alexander Street and the TransCanada Highway in memory of someone who died by suicide. The shoes will be on display Sept. 10 and then distributed to people in need in the community. You can also take a pair of shoes to the Sept. 10 event. If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, call the Interior Crisis Line Network at 1-888-353-CARE (2273). For more information on the event or to volunteer, contact Monica Kriese at 250-833-6100 or

With young people it’s so important to have conversations, not just about drinking and driving, but ‘Are you feeling OK? Do you feel worthless? Monica Kriese SUICIDE PREVENTION CO-ORDINATOR wap Hospice. To honour their son’s memory the family has created a scholarship through the Shuswap Community Foundation. And as a family, Mary Jane says Jim and their other two children, Gabby and Riley are more closely knit than ever. “We’re a tight little foursome group and we talk about everything, including mental health,” she says.

Everyone can honour those who have taken their own lives and learn more about the issue at World Suicide Prevention Day, which features a barbecue from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at Marine Park. A ceremony from 6 to 7 p.m. will remember those who have died by suicide, support and acknowledge those who grieve and promote suicide awareness and local suicide prevention initiatives.

Information and suicide warning signs • Suicide accounts for 24 per cent of all deaths among 15 to 24 year olds and is the second most common cause of death for B.C. youths aged 12 to 18. • Young men are four times more likely to take their own lives than young women. • One in five people in B.C. will have a mental health issue at some point in their life. • Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by homicide and war, with almost one

million people dying from suicide every year. Warning Signs Developed by the American Association of Suicidology’s “IS PATH WARM” outlines key signs. Ideation (suicidal thoughts); S - Substance abuse; P - purposelessness ; A - Anxiety; T Trapped; H - hopelessness/helplessness; W - Withdrawal; A - Anger; R - Recklessness; M- Mood changes. Other signs that might

suggest risk: • Direct and indirect expressions – “I don’t want to live anymore” • Mood changes • Loss of interest in activities • Agitation • Increased alcohol and drug use • Risk-taking behaviour • Changes in eating and sleeping • Withdrawal • Previous unresolved or recent suicide attempts

Prepare yourself and ask the questions – stay calm, listen and do not judge • Are you thinking of killing yourself? • Do you have a plan? • Do you have a way to do it? • Have you ever tried to take your life before? If a person answers yes to any of these questions, get help immediately. Trust your instincts: Call 911 or the Crisis Line - Shuswap at 1-888-353-CARE (2273).

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Rabid bat scratches Sunnybrae man By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

A Sunnybrae resident is undergoing treatment after an encounter with a rabid bat two weeks ago. Ray Alleyn was clearing away sandbags on his lakeshore property, when he was scratched by the bat. “I heard him yelp and the bat landed on the step to the dock,” said wife Doreen, who had seen a bat flying around in the daylight a few days earlier. “I thought, ‘I don’t like that this happened,’ and I went and got a yogurt container.” Back on the shoreline, an anxious Doreen says she was very worried the bat was no longer there. “I was stressed out, but I calmed down and saw it floating in the water,” she says. “I scooped it up with the container.” Ray called the BC Nurseline where he was told to wash the area with soap and water and call the local public health office in order to get the bat tested. Doreen, who used to work in a public health office, was somewhat

surprised when the request for testing was initially “pooh-poohed.” “It’s a good thing he followed up and pressed them,” says Doreen, who noted her husband followed through, “because he knows his wife is a worry wart.” She says Ray was told public health staff don’t want to be fear-mongering and that there is only a small chance of the bat actually being rabid. “The actual time between infection and when you get sick (called the “incubation period”) ranges from 10 days to seven years,” notes the PubMed Health website. “The average incubation period is three to seven weeks. Once the symptoms appear, the person rarely survives the disease, even with treatment.” “I would have slept with one eye open all that time, wondering if something was gonna happen,” says Doreen. Whether he was affected, the Alleyns will never know because Ray opted for preventative treatment before the test results were returned. When the bat tested

positive for rabies, he was called to the health unit where he received four injections in one day, with shots scheduled for three consecutive weeks. Jennifer Jeyes, communicable disease specialist with Interior Health, says the health region takes it very seriously when people come in contact with bats. In 2011, IH investigated 12 bat/people contacts in the Thompson-Cariboo-Shuswap. Only two were brought in for testing and both came back negative, says Jeyes. “Overall, in the province there are a few that do test positive,” she says, noting that in 2011 only seven bats tested positive for rabies in the entire province. “It’s not a high number, but the reason we take it so seriously is bats are the one species that do routinely carry rabies – just at a low level.” “We recommend rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (treatment) with a series of injections that give both immediate and long-term protection against the rabies virus.” Anyone who has


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Avenue are frustrated with the condition the lots have remained in and that little can be done by council to assist them. law wouldn’t apply, going so far as to suggest the bylaw be modified, as “something like this probably, in the future, will come forward.” Paiement said the bylaw primarily deals with garbage and rubbish, and doesn’t apply to a property based on its state of development. Coun. Chad Eliason said he’s seen the property at least 30 times this year, and noted the city holds 125 per cent of the landscaping bond, used to make sure that a development, “when it stops,” is not an “unsightly terrible mess.” “When developers don’t have enough money to finish their development, whether it be for personal reasons or economic reasons, however that works, we can’t get blood from a stone. If there’s no money to do it, there’s no money to do it,” said Eliason. Asked if council has the right to send another letter, city administrator Carl Bannister said staff didn’t recommend it. “I guess the answer to that question depends on what you say or the consequences of not doing it,” said Bannister. “If you simply say to do it by such a date, then I guess it’s fine.” But council, in the end, voted against sending a second letter. At council’s Aug. 13 meeting, Mayor Nancy Cooper said she had since spoken with the developer, and that they agreed to plant more grass and continue with the development.



Neighbours of a stalled Okanagan Avenue development shouldn’t expect to receive any further assistance from city council. Following up on a May 28 resolution of council, development services director Corey Paiement wrote a letter addressed to Broadview Properties Inc. Keldon Ratzlaff, Melanie Ratzlaff and others in regard of the “status of development and property appearance” of 3161 Okanagan Ave. NE. In the letter, Paiement says council acknowledges the proposed development was partially complete and that this may be due to uncertain economic times. He says council appreciated that the property was “tidied up” in Sept. 2011, but “believes you could complete some additional work on the property, such as planting ground cover to minimize the potential for dust.” What wasn’t mentioned in the letter was a specific time line discussed by council at the May 28 meeting. For George and Shelley Heggenstaller, who neighbour the stalled lot, and who have raised concerns to the city regarding appearance, smell and dust coming from the lot, Paiement’s letter missed the mark. “I can assure you that no such clean up… has been done directly behind my house. I still live in a sandpit,” claims Shelley in a letter to council. At council’s July 23 meeting, Coun. Denise Reimer motioned to have another letter sent, this time specifying a date. Paiement, however, noted the city has no means to compel the developer “My request of the letter was that the property owner contact me and that has not happened,” said Paiement. Coun. Kentel said Paiement’s letter implies the developer is off the hook, and she questioned how the city’s unsightly premises by-

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TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with the Local Government Act the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (“Regional District”) will hold a PUBLIC HEARING regarding proposed Electoral Area ‘C’ Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 725. The Board of Directors of the Regional District has delegated the public hearing to Alternate Director McInally as Alternate Director of Electoral Area ‘C‘, being that in which the land concerned is located. At the public hearing those persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw. The Board of the Regional District will not consider any verbal or written representations or submissions after the public hearing. Please be advised that written submissions received will be available to the public. Written submissions must be received in the Regional District’s office by 4:00 PM (Pacific Time) Monday, August 27, 2012 or may be submitted at the public hearing. LOCATION AND DATE OF HEARING: The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time), and will be held at the Sorrento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, B.C. V0E 2W0. PURPOSE OF BYLAW NO. 725: Electoral Area ‘C’ Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 725 will replace South Shuswap Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 700 in its entirety. The Official Community Plan will designate future land use for all land within Electoral Area ‘C’, introduce Development Permit Areas and provide a community vision and policy guidance for land use within the plan area. The above descriptions of the purpose and effect of Bylaw No. 725 are only general. The bylaw may have an impact on property owners and tenants in occupation within the area. It is therefore important for all property owners and tenants in occupation to inform themselves fully as to the nature and effect of the bylaw. INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS: A copy of Bylaw No. 725, and all reports, plans and other documents that have been or will be considered by the Board of the Regional District will be available for inspection at the office of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive, NE, Salmon Arm, BC, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM (Pacific Time), beginning August 16 and ending August 28, 2012 but excluding Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. This notice is issued by Marcin Pachcinski, Community Parks & Recreation Team Leader, Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The mailing address for Mr. Pachcinski is Columbia Shuswap Regional District, PO Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Telephone: 1-250833-5923; Fax: 1-250-832-3375; Toll Free (BC only) 1-888-248-2773.

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Captain Canada comes to town Pro-Am: NHL players, including Ryan Smyth, take to the ice at Shaw Centre. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Salmon Arm’s Ninth Annual Pro-Am Scholarship Game provided a happy birthday present for Sicamous’s 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.

Face from the past: Former SilverBacks goalie Kris Moore, now with the Western Michigan Broncos, returned to the Shaw Centre Aug. 8 to mind the net for Team Blue during the annual Pro-Am Game.

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


Power players: #94 Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers, who switched allegiance to Team Red during the Aug. 8 annual Pro-Am game at the Shaw Centre, shakes hands after the game with Team Blue’s #4 Cody Franson of the Toronto Maple Leags and #52 Aaron Volpatti of the Vancouver Canucks. about 350 spectators, it was a great game to watch. A fan favourite was Captain Canada – Ryan Smyth from the Edmonton Oilers – who wore a red jersey. Smith earned his nickname by representing Canada many 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 pre-

fers to use. Other NHLers who joined Cody Franson 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 the Florida Panthers, See See-Saw on pg 18.

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Shuswap Youth Soccer is now accepting coaching applications for the development/select teams in preparation for the 2013 Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League Season. These teams are for girls and boys born between 1995 and 2002 who wish to pursue a higher level of soccer and are willing to travel throughout the Okanagan Valley for jamborees and games. Information and application forms are available online at www.shuswapsoccer. com. Entry deadline is Monday August 20th. For any additional information please email

A local Salmon Arm hockey player, sees her dream come true. Hockey Canada announced on Sunday Aug. 12 that Alexa Ranahan will be playing for Canada’s National Women’s Under 18 team. Ranahan, 16, had headed to Calgary Aug. 2 in hopes of becoming one of the 22 women chosen to play on Team Canada for the 2013 year. During the women’s U18 selection camp Ranahan took part in a ten-day event which split 40 girls into teams and had them play against one another. This, says Ranahan, was

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Team wins provincials The Okanagan Athletics are the new BC Premier Baseball League (BCPBL) champions, after defeating the North Shore Twins 9-7 in the 2012 BCPBL Final 4 Provincial Championship final on the BC Day long weekend. The Athletics finished fourth in the regular season, the highest standing in the club’s history. The Salmon Arm Minor Baseball website points out that “MLB (Major League Baseball) players such as Brett Lawrie, Jeff Francis, Rich Harden, Ryan Dempster, Justin Morneau and Mike Saunders, and many AAA players. are products of this excellent baseball league (the BC Premier Baseball League).”

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this first year the camp used this method, stating that in other years she the women simply conducted drills and used other skill-testing methods to show their abilities. The national team had over six professionals involved in the selection process including scouts and coaches. Ranahan will now be staying in Calgary until Aug. 16, to practice with her new team. After which she will be flying to Blaine Minn. to play in a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under 18 National Team from Aug. 16 to 19. “All 40 players who participated in our National Women’s Under 18 Team selection camp should be very proud

of the achieveJanuary. ments,” said Jim This, said RaFetter, head coach nahan in an inin a statement on terview before the B.C. hockey heading to Calwebsite. “The gary, would be a competition on great Christmas the ice in Calgary present. was intense, but E va l u a t i o n s we’re confident will continue Alexa Ranahan that the final 22 throughout the NATIONAL U18 players chosen season to deto wear the red termine which SQUAD MEMBER and white on the players will be ice next week in making the over Blaine will represent Canada seas trip. well both on and off the ice.” While Ranahan had been Playing on Team Canada looking forward to the mere also means Ranahan has a experience of attending the chance to compete in the women’s U18 selection camp, 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 solidifying a place on a naWomen’s World Champion- tional team has always been a ship in Vierumaki, Finland in dream of hers.

Sockeyes deliver hefty medal haul The Salmon Arm Sockeyes Swim Club cleaned up at the Okanagan Regionals qualifying meet on the long weekend in Kamloops. Out of 50 swimmers who took part in this event, 44 swimmers came home with a medal for having a top three finish. The Sockeyes took the top place boys and girls teams, leading to an overall finish of first for the second year in a row. Additionally, the Sockeyes were awarded top average points per swimmer with 64.8, showing the quality

of swimming performances that were present for this team. First time qualifiers in individual events include Julia Hart in 50 back, Andrew Hall in 100 IM, Emma Levins in 50 fly, Sam Wex in 50 and 100 fly, and David Brown in 100 back. Leading the team in their amazing performance was division 2 boy, Stephen Moore, with four gold medals and four records in his events of 100 IM, 50 fly, 50 breast and 100 free. Keeya Corbett, won gold in 100 IM, 50 fly, 50

back and 100 free in division 2 girls. In division 5 boys, Brayden Gilliam also won four gold in his events of 50 and 100 free and 50 and 100 fly. In division 6 girls, ElizaJane also won quadruple gold in 200 IM, 100 fly, 100 back and 100 breast. Both Julianne Moore and Matthew Bushell took gold in three of their 4 qualifying events in division 1. Brothers Rowan Trow and Jamie Trow medaled and qualified for all four events in their own divisions. Teammates Chantel Jeffrey

and Claire Hall both had outstanding performances in the competitive division three girls category and managed to each qualify in four events. Jeffrey added another two records to her season with amazing times in the 50 fly and back. Even with some tight competition in division 3 boys, Sunny Pickup qualified for all of his events. Emma-Leigh Chapman had her best meet of the year to qualify in all of her division 4 individual events. See Swimmers on page 19

See-saw contest ends in win for Team Blue Continued from pg. 17 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 Revelstoke 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.


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head coach and general manager Troy Mick, right, takes to the ice at Shaw Centre Aug. 8 with Team Red teammate Jeff Kennedy of the SilverBacks during the annual Pro-Am game. 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 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 Uni-

versity 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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Archery champ breaks barriers By Cavelle Layes OBSERVER STAFF

Salmon Arm’s Ben Shaule recently returned home from the 2012 3D Archery Nationals in Vernon with a gold medal around his neck and the title of reigning champion. For Shaule, the road to gold began at age three, when his father got him into the sport. He began competing at a young age, and has been winning in the B.C. championships each year since he was six. Now 20, Shaule has two national championship first place wins under his belt, the latest of which was earned in the men’s division. Shaule says he made jump from the junior division a way of challenging himself – forcing himself to compete against 300 archers, ages 21 to 50, in the bow hunter open where there are no restrictions on what an archer can have on their bow. Shaule’s skill does

not come without hard work and dedication. He practises in his backyard at least once a day for two weeks before competitions, often alongside his father. “You just got to shoot. There is lots of repetition and routine, I pretty much need to shoot every day,” he says. Shaule also gets practice by participating in other competitions throughout B.C. and Alberta. He has taken part in 10 tournaments this year alone. “I am fortunate in B.C. to have some tough competitors to go up against,” says Shaule. “We have a lot of good shooters here; I think B.C. has some of Canada’s best. The competition is pretty stiff here.” Shaule believes competition against other archers of such high calibre helps to prepare him for entering the larger competitions. While he enjoys competing in B.C., Shaule says the nationals has about twice as many

people, and the competition is fierce. “It was tough – you couldn’t afford to slip up at this competition,” Shaule says of the 2012 3D Archery Nationals. Ultimately, for Shaule, the entire competition came down to an “11” – a small circle the size of a toonie within the kill zone that only gets counted as a tie breaker. There was a four-way tie, Shaule explained, but when the judges added up the 11s, Shaule took first place. Shaule competed in his first national competition in April at the 2012 3D Indoor Archery Nationals event in Fort St. John, where he took first place in the juniors division. Part of Shaule’s enjoyment of archery is the opportunity to bond with his father, who attends most of his competitions. “It has always been something we do together, that and we go hunting in the fall,” says Shaule.

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The division four boys Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, Matthew Nesdoly, and Matt Cooper qualified in all events as well. Tricia Fair qualified and had two golds and two silvers in division 5 girls. In division 5 boys,

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Jackson returns home bearing Calder Cup By Cavelle Layes OBSERVER STAFF

A Salmon Arm sports hero has comes home to return a favour. Scott Jackson has had an impressive hockey career to date, but winning the Calder cup has been the icing on the cake. The 25-year-old took to the ice with the Norfolk Admirals, who fought their way to the number one team position in the AHL. “It was pretty intense,” he says. “The last two teams, we hadn’t played against until then, so we didn’t know what to expect from them.” While the team had been on a significant winning streak, Jackson found himself on the sidelines after taking a slap shot to the face in a game against St. John’s. “I had laid out to stop a shot and got hit in the head, splitting my skull and causing a concussion,” he says. It was hard to sit back and watch knowing there was nothing he could do to help his teammates. In the last game of the final season however, the former Sicamous Eagles player was able to take his skills back to the game, suiting up and hitting the ice in time to win the big prize. Jackson, who has played hockey since the age of three, describes the competition as being one of his career highlights. “I still don’t think I realize really, I think it will be a couple of years before I realize how special it was, the group of guys I got to play with and the winning streak we went on,” he says. Once he had the Calder Cup in hand Jackson knew he had to repay a favour that, in his eyes, was a long time coming. “When I was younger, I had gone in for back surgery where they had found a tumor,” he says. “It was a stressful week for me and my family.” “When I got back home, there was a ham-

per full of games and cards and everything – all from the community. It was a real eyeopener for me on how important community was. They believed in me, and I always knew I had to return he favour one day. “So when I got the Calder Cup it was important for me to bring it back here and share it with the community who supported me.” Jackson brought the cup to the Shaw Centre on Monday so local residents could see it up close and take a picture or two. The cup will stay with Jackson in the area for three days. The whirlwind season has been somewhat bittersweet however. Jackson is recovering from hip surgery that will keep him out of the next hockey season. The young D man says the injury is mostly a degenerative issue caused over time. This is not Jackson’s first injury. He has undergone three knee surgeries, as well as a broken foot that had to be reset. “I always prided myself for playing through injuries, but now I need to look long-term,” he says. The local hockey hero must wait about

did. Every step was a big accomplishment. I always wanted to go as far as I could,” he says. Jackson still hopes to achieve his ultimate goal of one day playing on an NHL team. “I watched the Canucks growing up, but I would go anywhere just to play in the NHL.” During the summer, Jackson plans on taking some time to relax with his family and friends in Salmon Arm, and enjoy

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Hefty victory: Former Salmon Arm resident Scott Jackson holds the Calder Cup, signifying his part in winning the AHL’s top honour. Jackson brought the trophy to the Shaw Centre Monday to show his hometown fans and other aspiring hockey players. six weeks for his hip to heal, at which point he will be going in for surgery on his second hip. For an athlete who has been playing the sport for 22 years, heading into the hockey season without a pair of skates on will be challenging. “It will be a tough transition,” he says. Jackson hopes to focus on recovering and getting himself where he needs to be to get back on the ice and

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SILVERBACKS SPOTLIGHT 6’5, 210lbs., these sound like the dimensions of a broad-shouldered defender more than a fleet-footed goaltender; but that’s just what 19 year old Adam Clark brings to the crease. In a rookie season that started with the Sherwood Park, Alberta native struggling to find a win, Clark was drastically better in the second half on his way to a showing of admiration from both teammates and fans. Clark says his summer regimen is all about improvement “I’ve been focusing on simplifying my game. I spent a week in Wisconsin with Dallas Stars Goalie Coach Mike Valley and I’ve also got a trainer back home I saw three times a week, other than that I’m in the gym every day, biking, swimming, running, staying on the ice as much as I can as well.” The Albertan net-minder says looking at the defenseman in front of him is easy on the eyes “You look at what we have on the way back from last year and it sure makes you a feel lot safer when you have a strong defensive core like ours.” When looking at the schedule for this season, Clark didn’t take long to find a game that got his juices flowing “That home opener against Vernon, we have to show the fans that we’re not what we ended off with last year, losing 10-1. We’re here to battle, to show Salmon Arm that we’re here to win.” Join us next week for our SilverBack Spotlight with Vernon native Alex Gilles. Your ‘Backs are now just eight days from Main Camp, August 23rd at the Shaw Centre.

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Fan gears up for Roots and Blues By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF


at? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Camera? Water? Binoculars? Check, check and check. These are just a few of the items on inveterate fan Elizabeth Anderson’s list of things to take to the Roots and Blues Festival. Anderson, who has been seasoned by a decade or more of the three-day fun fest, has lots of other items on her must-have list as well. A tarp is a must because i t can


Well-prepared: Liz Anderson checks out her all-weather survival kit for the threeday festival that begins Friday, Aug. 17.

get damp in the evenings – along with a read- Bar-N Stage Saturday night. ily identifiable blanket to throw on top. “I love all the workshops too, where you “Because after a while one blue tarp looks get all the musicians, the songwriting and like every other blue tarp,” laughs Anderson, singers from different groups playing togethwho also recommends a colourful ribbon or er. They feed off each and that’s when the other marker attached to your (low-back, of magic happens,” she says, calling to mind course) chair in a veritable sea of chairs. her favourite – Ruthie Foster jamming with As well as sunscreen, Anderson says an members of the Linda Tillery Choir. “It gave umbrella can provide protection from the me goose-bumps; it was just one of those sun as well as from rain. moments.” Anderson also like to carry wet wipes or a Speaking of goosebumps reminds Anderdamp facecloth to tidy up after sampling her son that warm clothing is essential for most favourite dishes at the Global Food Village. people – even after a day of torrid heat. A pen is useful for circling favourite acts Layering is the best method of dealing on the program and a flashlight helps with with a day-to-night festival, with a sweater this and getting around the site after the sun and warm socks important for warding off goes down. the chill that often creeps in af“A cell phone is handy but be ter sundown. sure to turn it to mute or vibrate,” And it makes me feel Anderson says one of the says Anderson. You can use it to proud to see the en- things that aggravates her is keep track of time so you don’t tertainers themselves how some locals dismiss the miss an act, and to keep track of having fun. You can festival simply because they friends and family if you are all don’t recognize the performsee it in the smiles at different stages.” ers. Oh, and don’t forget a bank on their faces – their “They are so missing the card or cash to spend in the Ar- excitement and joy at point. They’re missing the tisan Market or the merchandise whole point of musical adbeing there tent. venture and discovery, of fallThe festival has become an ing in love with new acts,” she annual event for Anderson and says, pointing out her pride for her sister, who makes the trek the Folk Music Society and Elizabeth from Vancouver. the well-run festival. “And it Anderson “I love hanging with my sismakes me feel proud to see the FESTIVAL FAN ter for the weekend, I love disentertainers themselves having covering all the great acts that fun. You can see it in the smiles are new to me and I love all the on their faces – their excitepeople you meet,” says the gregarious An- ment and joy at being there.” derson. Anderson advises those who might be As well as dining on-site all weekend, An- contemplating a visit to the festival to take derson copes with the sometimes long lines with them a sense of musical discovery. to get onto the festival site by making new “Check out the new acts and be prepared friends or reading a book to pass the time. to be blown away,” she says, noting with a “We even enjoy getting up early in the laugh that her husband volunteers at the festimorning to get in line,” she laughs. “We al- val, while her contribution is to simply show ways meet friendly people and get to swap up, rave about the show and spend money. stories about the acts we saw the day before, “I save up all year to buy my CDs. So or the year before.” show up, and it’s guaranteed that you will This year, Anderson says – with great have fun, discover new music, make new enthusiasm – that she is especially looking friends – and walk away with a big ….eatforward to catching Five Alarm Funk, the ing grin.” high-octane Vancouver band that will close Get festival tickets and information online the main stage Friday night and the Boogie at

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Memories: A Roots and Blues Scrapbook, displays in two locationsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Prestige Harbourfront Resort and the Old Courthouse at the corner of Shuswap Street and the Trans-Canada Highway. The exhibition runs throughout festival week. WOW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesday on the Wharf celebrates Roots and Blues Festival with Shred Kelly at 6:45 p.m. at Marine Park. Admission is by donation. QUESTERS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mechanical engineer Peter Scholl examines the â&#x20AC;&#x153;real reason why we cannot benefit from technologies that have been invented half a century ago,â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. Admission $5. SAGA- Art gallery continues 75th anniversary celebrations with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gems of the Shuswap,â&#x20AC;? an exhibition of 5â&#x20AC;?x7â&#x20AC;? multi-media works by artists from all over the Shuswap. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DINNER THEATRE - R.J. Haney Heritage Village presents Captain Billie Louie and the Pirate of the Shuswap to Aug. 24, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 6 p.m. Includes a pork roast dinner before the show and dessert after. Reservations are a must. Call 250-832-5243. CARAVAN SUMMER SHOW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Notorious Right Robert and his Robber Bride nightly at 7:30 to Aug. 26, rain or shine. No shows Monday. Tickets are available at 1-866-311-1011 or

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years of age in the year 2012 to attend a special birthday party at 2 p.m. at the art gallery. Everyone welcome, each 75-year-old will receive a birthday gift. MUSIC CRAWL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Routes and Blues presents the Salmon Arm Music Crawl, beginning at 4 p.m. at various downtown locations.

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Harbourfront Resort to Aug. 19. The artwork will range from graphite portraits, oil landscapes, bronze sculpture and nature/wildlife art. POTTERY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Salmon Arm Pottery Club will hold a sale in the Mall at Piccadilly, Friday and Saturday.

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Filmmakers bring home goods By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Their interest in movies was sparked in the Salmar Classic Theatre and now two Salmon Arm Secondary grads are bringing their own films to the theatre Saturday, Aug. 25. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be a pretty surreal experience for me because I spent my childhood and teen years watching movies in the Classic,â&#x20AC;? says Jim Cliffe, whose first film opened the 2011 Calgary Film Festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It definitely fuelled my passion for cinema and wanting to break into the industry.â&#x20AC;? Since then Donovanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Echo, starring Danny Glover and Bruce Greenwood, had a six-city theatrical release in Canada and was screened in U.S. as well. Gearing up for DVD and pay-per-view releases in September, Cliffe says he wanted to show the film in his hometown first. Glover stars as Donovan Matheson, a man plagued with regret over the loss of his wife and child in an accident he believes he could have prevented. He returns to the town where the accident occurred and finds himself caught up in events that echo the

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outdoor services which will be held at 10 a.m. every Sunday in August at the gazebo in Marine Park. REGISTER NOW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Start fundraising now for the local BCSPCA branchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9th annual Paws for a Cause walk in the Salmon Arm Fall Fair. The main prizes this year will be $50 gift certificates but there are many other items to choose from. Everyone registered will receive a Walk T-shirt. Pledge forms will be available at the Shuswap Animal Adoption Centre, 5850 Auto Rd. SE, Scotiabank, vet clinics and the display board in the Mall at Piccadilly. Participants can register online at SWARM â&#x20AC;&#x201C;August 21 to September 1 Artwork created during â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swarmâ&#x20AC;? at Roots & Blues will be on display and up for silent auction at SAGA Public Art Gallery. Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm.

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same tragedy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely starting to open a few doors,â&#x20AC;? says Cliffe, who wrote the script with wife and partner Melodie Krieger and directed the film himself. The pair are in the process of writing two other screenplays in a similar genre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one in the same style and the other a dark comedy. Having two stars in their first production helps to sell upcoming projects and, more than that, shows the pair can work with established actors.

Kirk Caouette FILMMAKER His friend Kirk Caouette, also now a filmmaker, recalls The Shaggy D.A., as the first movie he saw in the Classic Theatre. Caouetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awardwinning film Hit â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Strum will also reel out Aug. 25. A stuntman specializing in acrobatics and martial arts in comic book movies like X-


Filmmakers: Melodie Krieger and SAS grad Jim Cliffe bring Donovanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Echo to the Salmar Classic Saturday, Aug. 25. Men, Catwoman and Electra, Caouette says 15 years of stunt work were fun but he wanted to do something more with his brain than â&#x20AC;&#x153;getting hit by trucks and stuff.â&#x20AC;? It took him about one year to write the screenplay and music for Hit â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Strum, a film about a relationship between a homeless man and a corporate lawyer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She hits the homeless man with her car and takes off,â&#x20AC;? says Caouette. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She sees him the next day and realizes heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the man who sits out front of the building busking, and she has to deal with that.â&#x20AC;? Caouette also played the lead actor in the film that won three

awards at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canadian Film Festival in Toronto â&#x20AC;&#x201C; best actor, best cinematography and the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie Award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It got a standing ovation; that was the best moment of the entire process, for sure,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I knew weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made something that is really affecting people, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really crowd-pleasing.â&#x20AC;? Hit â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Strumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world premier took place at a Shanghai film festival, where more than 300,000 people showed up. Hit â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Strum will reel out at 2 p.m. and Donovanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Echo will be shown at 5. Tickets will be available at the door.

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The gates to the magic kingdom of music donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open until 4 p.m. Friday. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty of entertainment to enjoy before then and much of it is free. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free SiriusXM â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Live on the Lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; satellite concert performances on Shuswap Lake feature The Shuffle Demons and Shred Kelly belting it out live from atop a houseboat at three locations: Herald Park day use area at 11 a.m., Canoe Beach at 1:30 p.m. and the Salmon Arm wharf at 4. Shred Kelly (pinchhitting for Septeto Santiaguero) will perform at Wednesday on the Wharf at the Marine Park bandshell at 6:45 p.m. The Salmon Arm Music Crawl revisits the Salmon Arm Folk Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots with a series of intimate performances throughout the downtown core, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Explore local restaurants and pubs and get a taste of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the menu, while savouring an authentic Shuswap musical experience, featuring Blu and Kelly Hopkins, Seal Skull Hammer, Aimie Laws, Otterstorm, Dust Puppets, and much more. Cost is by donation at each vendor. Check out the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halls of Memory: A Roots & Blues Scrapbookâ&#x20AC;? on display in two locations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the Prestige

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Revving up: Canadian singer-songwriter Buckman Coe performs at Blind Bay Hall as part of Routes and Blues. He will MC the Boogie Bar-N Stage Saturday evening and perform there at 3:35 p.m. they can simply turn their chairs around to view the action on either stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With a huge roster of Canadian and Indie talent, there is something for everyone this year,â&#x20AC;? says marketing manager Scott Crocker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community celebrat-

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Sports & Recreation HUNTING Firearms Safety courses. C.O.R.E. & P.A.L. required for Hunting/Firearms Licences. Call Trevor Holmes at (250)832-4105

Aug 6-31

Chase Office: 11 a.m., Monday

The advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher against claims arising from publication of any advertisement submitted by the advertiser. The Classifieds reminds advertisers that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or because age is between 44 and 65 years, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. The Classifieds reserves the right to reject any advertisement and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement.

Lost & Found LOST: brown Ladies wallet on Friday, July 27th (by Senior on very small income) between Shopper’s Drug Mart & Save on Foods at Piccadilly Mall (250)835-8325 or email LOST: Red oval ring case with 2 rings inside on 60th Ave between Lakeshore and Canoe. Great sentimental value. Reward Offered please call 250832-3028 or turn into the RCMP quoting file 2012-4246 LOST: Volkswagen fob with approx 4 keys Sat July 22 Call 250-832-4841


Shuswap Market News, Display: 10 a.m. Tuesday Word Ads: 12 noon, Tuesday



Panorama Ranch Gallery 3031 Durham Rd. Off Blind Bay Rd.

Salmon Arm Observer, Display: 10 a.m., Monday Word Ads: 12 noon, Monday

Sicamous Office, Display: 4 p.m. Thursday Word Ads: 12 noon Friday

There is no better way to create an everlasting tribute than by making a memorial donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation. Every tax receipted gift ensures that the name of your loved one will be remembered in perpetuity.


It is with sadness we announce the passing of my dear friend (a.k.n. as mom) Kitty Harriot May Barne in Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday evening, August 4, 2012 at the age of 88 years. For the last four years Kitty resided at Hillside where she received nothing but excellent care from all the care aides, Kitchen Staff, and Nurses; their compassion was remarkable. A Celebration of life service and reception will be held from the Royal Canadian Legion, Salmon Arm, on Saturday morning, August 18th, at 10 a.m. with Jack Bowers the celebrant, with the comrades of the legion, led by Padre Norm Russell, presenting honors. Born in England on August 25, 1923. Kitty worked as a hostess in Restaurants in Victoria, BC prior to moving to Salmon Arm in 1975, where she worked as a server in the Legion. A heart of gold, Kitty devoted her life to volunteer work, including years with the SPCA, Hospital and Legion auxiliary, Pioneer Lodge and Bastion Place. She is well remembered for her outspoken personality and zest for life, and of course her singing. Predeceased by her husband, John Clarence (Barney) on her 61st birthday in 1984. She leaves her chosen daughter Rita Greggor of Salmon Arm; her beloved sister Ann Glover of Toronto, Ontario, siblings in England, and many long time friends, including the Herd family who became very special to her, especially Jason, who was the apple of her eye. Cindy, thank you for always being there till the end. Cremation with interment to follow in the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery. Good bye my love, till we meet again, Rita. On line condolences may be sent to Kitty’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

BILL JORGENSEN William Thomas (Bill) Jorgensen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Central Okanagan Hospice House in Kelowna, BC on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the age of 74 years. A celebration of life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Sunday morning, August 5th, at 10 a.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. A reception followed in the Mountainside room allowing the family and friends to continue sharing memories. Born in Vernon, BC on February 13, 1938, he moved to Salmon Arm with his parents and siblings in 1946. After graduation, Bill headed to University, graduating with a Chartered Accountant degree, working in Vancouver until returning to Salmon Arm in 1974 to continue his accounting profession. He quickly gained the respect of the community, partners, and his many clients, who all became personal friends. He is well remembered for his love of numbers, Chess, and the game of bridge, attending many championship competitions in various locations of North America. Predeceased by his first wife, Sandra (Sandy) Jorgensen in 2004, his parents, William in 1975, mother Frances in 1999, and younger brother, Mickey in 1990. Bill leaves his loving family, wife, Jean of Kelowna; three sons, Andrew William (Sandi) of Kamloops, Thomas Robert (Tanya de Dood) of Salmon Arm, David Alan (Tracy Maynard) of Edmonton; 4 grandchildren, Amanda, Kathleen, Luc and Coty; brothers, Gary of Kelowna and Art of Richmond. Memorial donations may be sent to the Salmon Arm Food Bank Society, as Bill and Sandy were the founding force in its creation. On line condolences may be sent to Bill’s obituary at Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

Serving and caring for families in our community since 1947. Whether you’re considering pre-planning or have lost a loved one, you can trust our professional and friendly team to support you with meaningful grief services. We provide individualized funeral, memorial and celebration of life services, as well as grief counselling and an aftercare program. For more information and the answers to many frequently asked questions, visit us online at: Kevin Bolen, Funeral Director

440 - 10th Street SW (PO Box 388) Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N5



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Celebration of Life for Joan Dettelbach (March 10, 1944-May 23, 2012) Come join the family for a celebration of Joan’s life; a life filled with generosity, kindness, friendship, laughter, and love. Come and share sweet treats, refreshments, and happy remembrances of Joan’s life as a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, teacher and friend, August 18th 1:30-4:30pm at 3141 28th St. N.E. (Joan and Gord’s house). “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~Kahlil Gibran

Fischer’s Funeral Services wishes to express sympathy to the families which we served in July 2012.... Ken Dunn Leo Larose Cecil Weed Ken Larder Bill Stadnyk Larry Frank Bryan Pugle Pearl Oryall Susan Wehle Ileen Verburg Elaine Brown Julia Hayman

Violet Nicholls Edith Gidinski Alan Woodman Thomas Quaife Damon La Sota Werner Hufauer William Whewell Dick Farnsworth Salme Myllynieme Marliese Betschler Marguerite Purves

View obituaries and share memories at FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD.

Tammy & Vince Fischer

4060-1st Ave, S.W. Salmon Arm 833-1129 Serving Kamloops to Golden Toll Free 1-888-816-1117

BESSAW, MARJORIE ALICE (MARGE) AKA “THE SHUSWAP GAMBLER” August 22, 1915 – July 20, 2012 Our dear friend Marge quietly passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on July 20, 2012 at the great age of 96. Marge had an amazing life, marrying the love of her life Steve, the two of them enjoyed more than 50 years together, until Steve’s passing in 1992. Marge is fondly remembered for her love of travel, gambling, jewellery making, curling and of course bingo, her great style and always beautifully manicured nails and her hair, which until recently, she cut, coloured and permed herself. She was loved by everyone and will be missed from the heart. Marge was born in Gore Bay, Ontario, the youngest of 3. She received her Diploma in hairdressing in 1936 and opened her own shop wherever they lived. Steve and Marge retired to the Shuswap area and made many really good friends. Marge was predeceased by her husband Steve, both parents, brothers Bob & Ernie Gilroy and niece Shirley Rodgers all of Ontario. GREAT Aunt Marge is survived by her 2 grandnieces, Hallie and Kim and their children and grandchildren, all of Ontario. Also her chosen son Lyle Parlour of Salmon Arm and chosen daughter Dolly Beck (Cliff) of Courtenay and many close friends. For the special care given to our Marge we would like to thank Dr. Lourens , the staff at the Shuswap Hospital, the nurses and staff from Community Care Services, and her friends at Askews . A Memorial reception was held in the Mountainside room at Bowers Funeral Home on Friday morning, July 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. with Jack Bowers the celebrant with various tributes shared by her friends. Email condolences may be sent to Marge’s obituary at






Childcare Available

Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

NEED childcare in Blind Bay? I have a full time spot available. Preferably age 2+. Call Carolynne (250) 6754262. NIGHT time baby sitting after 7 at your home or mine,$4/hr need to bring my 21/2 year old along. Have 2 years exp running My home daycare. Love children of all ages. 250-832-6411

Employment Career Opportunities SENIOR FOREST TECHNICIAN – SALMON ARM Forsite Consultants Ltd. is looking for candidates interested in the challenging position of Senior Forest Technician in the area of multiphase timber development out of our Salmon office. As a Senior Forest Technician you will be responsible to provide technical expertise to project teams on all aspects of forest management including timber reconnaissance, field engineering, riparian assessments, GPS traversing. Email a cover letter & resume to or fax to 1-888-273-0209.

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FOREST TECHNICIAN– SALMON ARM Forsite Consultants is looking for candidates interested in the challenging position(s) of Forest Technician in the area of multiphase timber development out of our Salmon Arm office. As a Forest Technician you will be responsible to provide technical expertise to project teams in all aspects of multiphase timber development including timber reconnaissance, field engineering, riparian and ecological assessments, and GPS traversing. Experience in timber cruising is a strong asset. If you are interested in this challenging and fulfilling position offering industry leading compensation and benefits packages please emaila cover letter and resume, with “Salmon Arm” or “Kamloops” the subject line, to or fax to 1-888-273-0209. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

IF YOU’RE interested in real estate, then take Appraisal and Assessment, a specialized two-year business major at Lakeland College’s campus in Lloydminster, Alberta. Your training includes assessment principles, computerized mass appraisal valuation of properties, farmland evaluation and property analysis. Start September; 1-800-661-6490, ext. 5429. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535

FARNSWORTH, CHARLES RICHARD (Dick) Charles Richard (Dick) Farnsworth passed away early on July 30, 2012 in Salmon Arm. He was born December 26, 1930 in Vancouver, BC. Predeceased by his wife of 23 years, Barbara, in 1981. He is survived by his partner Judith Anne Stringer and her daughters Shannon (Larry) of New York and Sheila (Bruce) of Kelowna, six grandchildren and very special friends, Bob and Vi Rutherford, Gloria Schindel and Jeanie York. Dick and Judy retired to the Shuswap in 1985. Their annual golf tournament, Grey Cup gathering and Dick’s birthday parties on Dec. 26th were great fun. Dick served for two years in the 102nd Coast Artillery Regiment (reserve) attaining the rank of Bombardier. Dick started his career in 1947, as an advertising production clerk at the Vancouver News Herald. He progressed to positions in advertising at Mc & Mc Hardware Ltd. and at McConnell, Eastman Advertising Agency. In 1956, he became the first Director of Public Relations, Workmen’s Compensation Board. From 1973 to 1983, he was the Director of Public Relations, United Way of the Lower Mainland. During his retirement, he was a Case Counsellor for the Business Development Bank of Canada. Dick served on a number of community organizations and committees, including Sunset Memorial Community Association, Vancouver Junior Chamber of Commerce, Public Relations Society of B.C., Canadian Speech Association, Men’s Canadian Club, B.C. Safety Council, Canada GetTogether Unity Celebration, Sorrento Volunteer Fire Department, Sorrento Lions Club, Seniors’ Foundation of B.C., Canadian Cancer Society and B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. Dick had a passion for golf, hunting, fishing and classical music. He was a great fan of Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian communications guru. Dick recently completed “About Then”, his memories of growing up in the West End of Vancouver in the 1930’s. Many thanks for Dick’s care by Dr. G. McCallum, the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Piccadilly Care and to all his friends who visited him during his last weeks. All cookies, coffee, Tim Bits, cherries and stories were treasured. A gathering for friends and family will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Dick’s name may be made to the Nature Trust of British Columbia. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at



Selkirk Paving, part of the Interoute Construction Ltd. group of companies, located in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, is looking for a F/T Shop Supervisor to manage a fleet of over 300 pieces of construction equipment. Some travel will be required. Duties / Tasks; ·Manage shop activities ·Dispatch mechanics ·Maintain maintenance records ·Manage fleet licences ·Help purchaser w/ parts orders Knowledge / Skills; ·Knowledge of asphalt, crushing, and ready mix equipment would be an asset ·Able to create repair budgets ·Familiar with safety codes / regulations ·Fluent with Microsoft Word and Excel 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

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REID, TORY A beautiful life-1925-2012

Please send your resume stating position to the Human Resources department at: or by fax at: (1)604-575-3691

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking BRONCO TRANSPORTATION

$2000 Signing Bonus Owner Operators & Company Drivers for BC, Alberta & Sask.

Born to parents Rod and Ethel Gollan, Tory was one of twelve children, raised on a farm in Alliance, Alberta. After finishing school Tory joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and instructed aerobics for servicemen during the second world war. At the young age of 13 she fell in love with Ken, the man she would marry, while watching him play baseball. Ken and Tory married in Edmonton in 1946 and very soon began a family. Ken supported his family with his own constrution company while Tory devoted her time to raising their four children. After a few holidays is beautiful B.C. they decided to move there. They shared a passion for golf and purchased the Salmon Arm Golf Course in 1963. Together they ran the clubhouse and all the golf events while at the same time rebuilt the golf course, changing the sand greens to grass, building an irrigation pond and system and raising their children including them in all endeavors. They sold the golf course in 1968 but continued to be avid golfers playing together until 2010. Tory won the womens club championship 13 times, her last win at age 72. The most important part of her life was her family. She was a devoted wife and mother and will always be adored by her children for her beautiful strength of character, a wonderful mixture of strong morals, intelligence, great sense of humor and steadfast loving kindness. Thank you to all of our friends and extended family for your warm thoughts and prayers. Thank you to Bertha and Kim and the wonderful staff at Lakeside Manor for your kindness and friendship while Mom and Dad lived there. A very special thank you to the amazing staff at Hillside Village for your understanding and sincere kindness while caring for Mom during her last few months. Her memory will always be cherished by her children Donna, Arlene (Daryl), Jan (Len), Ralph (Debbie), grandchildren Shaun (Jen), Tonya (Simon), Dachs (Donna), Kim (Phil), Tasha, Lenny, Colter (Vanessa), Nile (Sarah), Levin (Candice), Dawson and great grandchildren Christian, Taegan, Tarryn, Brisa, Darren, Callam, Paetyn, Adley, Haylen, and Tory’s brothers and sisters Alice, Ivae, Emmy, Roddy and Kenny. The family has chosen to celebrate Tory’s life in private and in lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Alzheimer foundation.

Must have previous flat deck experience. Please fax resume & abstract (1)604.888.2956 or e-mail:jerry

Owner Operators Signing Bonus Avail. Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Ops. to be based at our Kamloops or Kelowna terminals for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter & mountain, driving exp./ training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev at 604-968-5488 or email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! 1-866-399-3853

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Education/Trade Schools

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Trades, Technical

TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627

LINE Cooks req’d for permanent position. Exprnce an asset will train the right person. Must be available days evenings & wkends. Drop resume’ at SA Home Restaurant or email to Attn Coranne THE Burner Restaurant (Malakwa) Permanent Server Position Available. Check for employment details.

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. ATTN: Local people needed to work from home online PT/FT $500-$4500 Call Shaunna 1-888-679-9772

CONSCIENTIOUS AND RELIABLE CARRIERS NEEDED To distribute the Shuswap Market News and the Lakeshore News. Salmon Arm, Sicamous & Chase. Call Valerie 250-832-2131 EXP Line Cooks and Dishwashers needed immediately for the Barley Station email resume to or drop off at the Pub FABRICLAND: P/T sales clerk, must be able to work some weekends, sewing experience required. Drop off resume at Salmon Arm Fabricland

Trades, Technical 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.

Help Wanted

CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS WANTED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Please forward resume to or Fax: 250-775-6227


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

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical 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:

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS wanted for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Apply online: 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:

HOUSEKEEPER / DOCK TEAM Waterway Houseboat Vacations is looking for friendly and energetic individuals to join our Housekeeping and Dock team. We have immediate openings. Successful candidates must be able to work weekends. Please apply via email at or fax your resume to (250)836-3032

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

Education/Trade Schools

The successful candidate will possess strong communication, administrator required for analytical, project management and problem solving skills. Shuswapof Community Resources A thorough understanding Canadian payroll legislation, government reporting requirements, Employment Standards Cooperative (Salmon Arm), 3 to Act will be required. You will be responsible for the payroll 4 days/week. processing and generation of hourly, salary, union and nonunion employees and all related bookkeeping and reporting. Please email cover letterCommunity and Please reply to Shuswap Resources Cooperative by August 24, 2012. This position resumé to is 21 - 24 hours per week and will commence as soon as a successful candidate is selected. Position start date ASAP.

RESIDENTIAL CARE AIDE/GROUP HOME COUNSELLOR IN VERNON AND ARMSTRONG Casual/On Call (must be willing to work evenings and weekends) Qualifications - Special Needs Worker Certificate or Extended Worker Certificate or Human Service Worker Certificate or Care Aid Certificate or Community Support Worker Certificate and First Aid.

Start rate per hour - $15.54 per hour + benefits

for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Please forward resume to or Fax: 250-775-6227

Forward resume with cover letter, qualifications and references to: Kindale Developmental Association PO Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 E-mail: Fax: 250-546-3053 REGISTERED CARE AIDES

Help Wanted

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

• carpenters • plumbers • electricians • welders Please bring your resume to: Twin Anchors Marine (1977) Ltd. 675 Old Town Road, Sicamous, BC Canada Phone 250 836 3802 ext 215 Fax 250 836 3038

Education/Trade Schools


Setting High Standards Builds a Caring Team At We Care, our commitment to our clients has made us Canada’s largest independently owned home healthcare service provider. With over 50 locations across the country, we go out of our way to ensure national standards are delivered with local emphasis.

Our business is growing and we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to join our team! We are an established and progressive market leader in the manufacturing of rollshutters and retractable screens for residential, commercial and institutional clients throughout North America and the Caribbean. We’ve built our business the old fashion way – with a focus on quality, service and value, and a genuine desire to provide our clients with the best service and products in the industry. We are accepting resumes for the position of Shipper/Receiver in our plant, located in the Salmon Arm Industrial Park. Consideration will be given to applicants that can demonstrate the following capabilities: • Organize orders / priorities • Work well with minimal supervision • Experience with hand and power tools • Teamwork • Positive attitude • Attention to detail • Sense of urgency • Ability to work overtime if required • Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience in this field. If this describes you and you are interested in a rewarding career and a great place to work, please send your resume in confident to:

Due to our exciting growth, we are currently recruiting for Care Aides Vernon, Salmon Arm, Sicamous Areas To apply, please submit your resume by e-mail to or fax to 1-250-545-9729

Careers with Endless Possibilities Esthetician & Nail Technician Starts Sep. 24 (full-time) Student loan & SIDIT award eligible.

Medical Office Assistant and Nursing Unit Assistant Starts Sep. 4 (part-time) Two evenings and Saturdays Apply now: 6ERNON#AMPUS 250-545-7291 or 1-800-289-8993, local 2850 3(537!02%6%,34/+%s./24(/+!.!'!.s#%.42!,/+!.!'!.s3/54(/+!.!'!.3)-),+!-%%.

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SERVERS needed at Home Restaurant in Sorrento need immed. Apply in person with resume to Brad or Sandy


Payroll Administrator / Bookkeeper


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

Help Wanted

Skills - Ability to use positive reinforcement techniques, bridge non verbal communications, assessments and programming, computer literate and work in a team environment.


Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

INSERTING MACHINE operator required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required;

MANUFACTURING GREAT Canadian Oil Change is now hiring. If you have a strong mechanical aptitude, are good with computers and work well with the public, come join out team! Automotive repair experience or knowledge an asset. Weekend work required. Apply in person between 8am and 6pm or by fax 250-832-1042


Employment Inquiries ATTN: Operations Manager P.O. Box 3279 5501 – 46 Avenue SE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4S1 Fax: 250-832-8577 Email: We will contact any applicants considered for interviews. No telephone inquires please.

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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Trades, Technical

Misc Services

Paving/Seal/ Coating

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. TECHLECTRIC in Salmon Arm,is looking for an Experienced Electrical Apprentice to start ASAP. Please call the office @(250) 833-4272, drop in with a resume @1850-10th Ave SW, or email your resume to .


Health Products COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing, and honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable on-campus residences. Starts January 7, 2013. Call Lin 1-780-8356630 SLIM DOWN for summer! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

Esthetics Services PERMANENT Laser Hair reduction. Call for a free consultation. Sada (250)832-4266 Shuswap Laser Clinic or email:

Financial Services DROWNING IN debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Carpentry/ Woodwork FINISHING carpenter for hire 25yrs experience. Make your vision a reality. Call Pat (250)675-5577

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

Heat, Air, Refrig. KENMORE Window A/C. 26”w x 26”l x 18” h, Energy Star, 15000BTU, remote control. Good condition. $175 OBO. Ph (250) 8333543

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems CLEAN CUT RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS Home reno’s and repairs, Irrigation design and install Licensed & insured Frank Cell 250-515-3637 250-832-8153

Get “Miles” on your motors this summer! • Small Engine Repairs • Lawn & Garden • Construction • Forestry • Recreation


Cell 804-6869


SHUSWAP BBQ & Catering offers southern bbq for all occasions. Now at Prestige hotel and Blind Bay July 24 till end of summer Check out our website at or call (250)8038712 While you were gone dog sitting $7 per visit in Salmon Arm Call Misty at 250-8326411




Driveways & Parking Lots


Pets & Livestock

Pet Services


NEW LAKESIDE GROOMING Certified with over 20yrs. experience. In home one on one care & service. No cages. Hand drying only. By appointment only. (250)832-8845

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

Painting & Decorating nt iscou $D ting$$ $ ain P • Residential & Commercial • Interior/Exterior

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

Cell 833-8009 Home 836-4154 Serving Sicamous & Area for 20+ Years

Financial Services


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CHERRIES u-pick & picked, available now until mid August Geier’s Fruit & Berry Farm 3820-40 St. SE (250)832-2807 Open 7 days a week 7am-7pm except Sunday 7am-5pm

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

Feed & Hay A horse quality orchardgrass, 2nd crop $5 , & 1st crop $4 Al Fritzel (250)832-9070 ALFALFA Timothy hay, small squares. Good Beef, Cow feed. J. Lepine 250-832-2962

Financial Services

Fruit & Vegetables

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


Heat, Air, Refrig.

Heat, Air, Refrig.


Upgrade your heating system before Fall!

Garden & Lawn

REIMER’S FARM SERVICE • Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

We Deliver

250-260-0110 or 804-3030


Pet Services

Pet Services


Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Appointments necessary.

271A Trans-Can. Hwy. N.E. (across from KFC) • 250-832-0604



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

Nielsen Landscaping Robin Nielsen 250.833.2629 SEPTIC CONNECTIONS

P.O. Box 31 Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0

Misc Services

Misc Services

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Garden & Lawn Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Basset Hound Puppies, ready Aug 31, vet checked, 1st shots $600.ea. 1-(250)833-4081 HAVANESE / BICHON frise puppies, come with shots, del avail. $650. (250)804-6848 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136



Pets & Livestock

• Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch, Wood Chips (bulk/ mini bags) • Well Rotted Manure • Soils • Extra Clean Wheat Straw

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

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

250 833-5668

Sex and the Kitty A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.

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Fruit & Vegetables

Misc. for Sale


Apt/Condo for Rent

Cottages / Cabins

Mal_Mar Market Open Now! Orchard fresh Cherries, Peaches, Apricots, Blueberries, tomatoes, peas. 3643 Malakwa Rd on Trans Canada Hwy. Phone: 1-250-836-2829

Newer Wheelchair $1700 New Sell for $1000 250-832-4326

RAVEN/SALMON ARM Unobstructed Lakeview lot. 74’X126’ Easy Building site. Everything is hooked up. Level Entry W/O basement 250-832-4700

1BDRM adult oriented in quiet building, on bus rte., walk to DT & hospital, coin laundry, heat & hot water incl., NP, AC in suite, facing McGuire Lake, DD, $700/mo. (250)546-3066, evenings (250)546-1970

2BDRM furnished cabin, NE SA, 1.5bath, NS, $950/mo. cable (250)833-0373

Mobile Homes & Parks

1BDRM. apartment, close to down town, adults, NS, NP, references req.(250)833-6855

STRAWBERRIES, Raspberries, Loganberries are ready now. Sandy Acres Berry Farm (250)832-5398 (250)833-6617

Firewood/Fuel SEASONED FIREWOOD Reserve your firewood. Call Gus @ 250-833-2705

Garage Sales BLIND Bay: 2550 Golf Course Dr. #6, Sat. Aug 18th, 8:30-? int’l items NO EARLY BIRDS. Fri, Sat, Aug 17th-18th, behind Apple Grove Motel, 516160th Ave. NE, 9-4pm. Wheels, tires, antique tools, lawn mowers & western books, misc. HUGE MOVING SALE Drastically reducing our Stuff. Furn, TV’s, Home and Garden tools, Drum Set, Keyboard, Lego, trampoline, PS 2 + tons more! Sat Aug 18 9-2 2750 30th Ave NE SALMON Arm: 6491 Okanagan Ave. NE, Sat. Aug 18, 9-4, tools, antiques, collectibles, furniture, farm equipment

Misc. for Sale

Ron Marchand


the Video Man

MEMORIES ON DVD! Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD. Copies for gifts! 2006 Roadmaster 8x16 cargo trailer, 2-3500lb axles, barn doors, contractor special, extra supports, 3/4 plywood walls, like new cond. $5500. obo (250)253-9324 8X12 Storage Shed Portable Dbl Solid Cedar doors $1800 250-835-4430 CLEAR PLASTIC TARPS, approx. 40’x40’, $25.00/tarp, Days (250)835-4541 Evenings/Weekends (250)833-2118

Fruit & Vegetables

Petersonn ) d ) Orchards Fresh Pressed Apple Juice!

4 km North on 30th St. NE 5690 35th St. NE Phone 832-4155 or 832-1347

Misc. for Sale

SONY 32” older model TV 250-833-5833

Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Silver Coins etc. Available now: 250-863-3082


1bdrm apt. Douglas Manor incl.f/s,d/w,a/c,heat/h/w. Avail. Sept.1.$720/mo.250-803-1694

Free Items FREE: 650sqft house, 80yrs. old, for you to move away. Location: 1141-20Ave SW, desired moving time: now until mid-Sept. Interested? Please drop by above address or call (250)832-3691 FREE: 8yr. old female Chihuahua, fixed, very smart, (250)804-3917 FREE burn barrels (250)675-4332 Good Loving Home for Yorkie/Pom X Call 250-832-4326

Real Estate Commercial/ Industrial Property NEWLY avail. 2 downtown semi-storefront office/retail premises. 657 & 1098 sq.ft., great location, avail. immed.(250)804-9125

Houses For Sale 3BDRM 2 bath, Hot tub, AC Full basement, workshop, Central Vac, 2 car garage on 1/3 acre with U/G sprinkler 250-832-7268 Care-free living! 2 bedroom, 2 bath + den townhouse with a garage. All one level. Overlooks green space and has a lovely porch area. New flooring, paint, fridge, stove and water heater. $218,000. Call (250)832-6765

1BDRM Plus Den. 2 min drive to DT. NS, indoor cat OK Ref’s $725 250-832-4412


Home and Land Packages, Salmon Arm Available now!!! Don’t miss out!!!

Call 250-833-4728 We Create Quality Assured Custom Homes in 90 days and Relationships that last a lifetime - Guaranteed!!

2BDRM. condo, Enderby, like new, includes heat, hot water, W/D & AC, $725/mo. (250)804-0774 (250)803-1789 2 Bedroom spacious downtown apartment. Laminate flooring. A/C. $775/mos includes gas htg. One vehicle parking. PH 250-832-3277 AVAILABLE immediately, spacious 1000sqft. 2bdrm. apt., downtown SA, can be used for residential or commercial incl. F/S, $850/mo. +DD & ref’s, (250)307-2431


Best rate 5yr-3.09%OAC Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.


Rates Consistently better than banks

BRIGHT, clean fully furn. cottage, Paradise Point, past Sunnybrae, 1bdrm., Kitchen living & dining room, laundry $700/mo., incl. hydro, sat tv & internet. (250)835-8236

Housesitting AVAILABLE to house sit over the winter. Need someone to look after you seasonal Residence? Female, tidy, respectful willing to pay rent. Please Call 250-682-1540

Misc for Rent


Cary Lentz



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Salmon Arm - Kault Hill 2 bedroom suite ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Daylight suite: 2 bedroom with walk-out basement. Has own fenced covered patio area with little storage area. All utilites incl. 5-10 minutes west of Salmon Arm towards Tappen, on 1.5 acres. Damage deposit of $500. $ $ Rent is /mo., or /mo. on a 1 year Lease.




Misc for Rent Log Home Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd. 5bed, 31/2 bath, infloor heat, available August 1. 4 bed, 2 bath house in Salmon Arm, available August 1. 3 bed, 2bath house in Salmon Arm. 1 bedroom Condo in Salmon Arm. 2 bed, 2 bath condo in Salmon Arm

Misc for Rent

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2 Bdrm. Basement Suite, 7th St. SE 2 Bdrm. House, Myers Frontage Road 2 & 3 Bdrm. Apt., 420 4th Ave. SE Bachelor Apt., 371 4th Ave. SE 3 Bdrm. Townhouse, Willowdale Dr., Armstrong Furnished Townhouse, 1st Ave. NE, Orchard Terrace 1 Bdrm. Apt., 571 Shuswap Street

Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Open Houses 1130 Lakeshore Rd N.E. Salmon Arm 3 Bedr plus den Private .25 acres Saturday August 19th 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tina Cosman 250 804 6765 Remax Shuswap


suites in quiet adult NS, NP, seniors/professional building close to all amenities. Views McGuire Park & Shuswap Lake Available now 1Bdrm Furn. 2Bdrm Furn. or Unfurn. start $825/mo plus hydro Ref req’d 250-833-9148 Parkview Place 55 + Apt. complex opposite Blackburn Park. 2 bed 2 bath, Newly refurbished. Available Sept 01 Andre 250-832-3172

Mobile Homes & Parks

Commercial Solutions Office: 250•832•7051


each office independently owned and operated

TOLL FREE: 1-855-503-3477

Homes for Rent

Adopt a Shelter Cat!

10acre farm, gardens, chickens, workshop. Peaceful, private 3bdrm in Tappen (15 mins. to SA) on school bus route, $1300/mo. & utilities Avail. Sept.1 250-835-2084

The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

3BDRM 2 bath In Silver Creek $650/mo 250-832-4326


RENTAL PURCHASE Opportunity in Salmon Arm. 4Bdrm on beautiful 1.3 acres in town Call 250-517-7750

Homes Wanted Couple looking to buy a well maintained home in Salmon Arm Minimum 1000sqft. & 3 bedrooms. Priced under $290,000.

10 minutes to downtown Vernon.

No realtors please. Call (250)832-6765

Boat launch, Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, O’Keefe Ranch – just a few mintues away!! Custom order your new home today:


Fruit & Vegetables Cherries & Apples

Laura’s Homemade Pies

Available frozen at Peterson Orchards!

Fresh Daily

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Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

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2 BDRM, unique home, Sunnybrae by Herald park, stroll to the lake, quiet, private, 5 appls woodstove. N/S. Pets neg. Aug15. $875. 604-5363921, 250-835-8236. 3bdrm lrg new house on Deep Creek Rd, main ďŹ&#x201A;oor only, wood heat incl ďŹ rewood & hydro, n/s, n/p Avail Sept 1 $1400+DD, RR (250)308-7984 BLIND Bay: fully furn. 3bdrm. many renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, lg unfenced yd. sm. pet only, NS, DD. Avail Sept 1st-June 30, $1100/mo +util.(403)615-0666

1BDRM Semi furn. N/S. $700/mo. incl. util. Avail Early Sept (250)832-2898

1993 Mercury Sable 250,000 km, new tires & brakes $1200 OBO runs well (250)832-6970

2BDRM. ground level suite, totally renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, NP, NS, heat, ac & all appl. incl., $900/mo. avail Sept1 (250)832-1906 3BDRM newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d lakeview 5 appl $1000 mo+util 250-8042788/250-463-1579 Prefer long term tenant. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d BLIND Bay 1bdrm available now. Walk-out suite. Utils. included. $700/mo DD & Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req. N/P, N/S (250)675-2710 LARGE 1bdrm. Raven, lakeview, newer home, full kitchen/bath, separate laundry & entrance, incl. all utilities, NP, NS, avail. Sept 1st $650/mth. (250)253-8379 NEW 1Bdrm in uptown SA all util Sat int incl. NS NP $800 250-803-3365 New 2-bdrm. daylight suite, in Raven 1300 sq.ft. w/great view, huge deck in Raven. $1200/mo. incl. util. Avail. Sept.1, NS. 250-832-6448 RANCHERO/Mellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store area: 2bdrm. $800/mo. + utils. avail. now, W/D/F/S & parking. (250)546-3717

1994 Chrysler Intrepid, low km, good condition, $1200. (250)833-4912 (250)649-6163 1994 Ford Mustang V6 RWD 70,000km on new engine. $1000 in winter tires/rims. Amp & Subs. $2100 obo (250)517-9412 1997 Toyota Rav 4. 5spd man High kms. Good winter vehicle. $2000. (250)835-2221 1999 V6 Camry, 180K. New brakes, 2 sets of rims, great shape. $4000. 250-546-6158 2001 Buick Century, 4dr. sedan, loaded, auto start, V-6, $4250. (250)679-8196 2008 GMC Acadia SLT AWD Fully loaded W/warranty pkg. 2 sets of Brand new tires Asking $30,000 call 250-804-2036

2000 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Topaz 5th wheel, must sell! Price reduced to $7500. DrawTite hitch included. (250)833-4361

EXC Cond 1997 Chev Silverado 2500 Ext Cab 4X4 165,000kms Leather AC, Many extras $6000 OBO 250832-7474 or 250-832-5487

SUNSTREAM Hydraulic Floating Boat Lift. Asking $10,000. Cost $16,000 new plus tax. Model 2008 Sunstream FL6012. Solar powered, 6000lb capacity, remote key fobs, deep cycle battery. Located in WinďŹ eld, just north of Kelowna. We may be able to deliver depending on location. For details visit Contact Jim at 604-842-6928 or email at

HOUSE for lease. $980. NS. Pet possible. Fenced yd. 5 appl. Oil heating is included. 250-869-0955 or 250-803-3507

HUGE, OPEN 2000sq.ft updated Condo in Sorrento. Close to all amenities. All appl. Avail. Immediately. Lease required. $1050 + utilities. 250515-0450 IMMACULATE 2bdrm 1 bath top ďŹ&#x201A;r of house, has large fully fenced yard, walking distance to bastion school and cop shop, as well as new askewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and pool/arena complex. Looking for good long term tenants, with references. Asking $1050 + half utilities. Ns, n/parties, dd required. Sept. 1. Call Devin @ 250-515-1445 or Dora @ 250-803-1489 Lakeview Bright 4 Bdrm 2.5 bath in prestigious Raven Subdivision, private deck, large yard, Appl incl $1400/mo refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 250-832-3303 LARGE 1400 s.f. newly renovated 2 BR main ďŹ&#x201A;oor of house for rent in Salmon Arm, available September 1st or 15th. Stunning lakeview, this property is a gem. Walking distance to downtown & OUC college. On a private cul-desac road, 0.75 acre lot of gardens & lawns (caretaking of lawns & gardens is provided). H/W ďŹ&#x201A;oors throughout, new tile in kitchen, 5 appliances including new dishwasher, in-suite laundry. New wrap-around cedar decks & stucco being done this summer. Seeking great long term (preferably) tenants to appreciate the property. Excellent references required. N/S, N/P (cat ok with references), 1 year lease required, $1100/month. Contact Louise (604-726-8478) to arrange evening viewings. NEWER 1/2 duplex with yard. 3 brd, den, 3 full bath, air, view. Avail Sept 1st N/S N/P 1400/mth plus util. Call 250764-4336 SORRENTO: 2bdrm house w/bsmt. & shed, unfurnished, 4appl., carport, private area downtown, NS, NP, ref. req., avail. Aug. 15, $980/mo. (250)675-4920 after 5pm. Sunnybrae. Beautiful 3 story log home 3 Bdrm 2.5 bath, Lots of extras. 5 Appl. Util Friendly. NS inside or out. Pets Neg. refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d $1400/mth + Util. Avail Sept 1st Call 250-803-1860 SWANSEA Point 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bathrooms 2 story 6 appliances. Includes water, clean and cozy, large yard, half block from beach. $900+ hydro. Phone Leanne 250-8043485. Available September 1st.

Suites, Upper 3BDRM 11/2 Bath FS WD Dble Garage Avail Sept 15 $1200/mo incl util NP 250832-6621 3BDRM. 2bath suite, newer bldg. in town, view of the lake, F,S,W,D, single garage, no yard, NS, $1100/mo. incl. util, avail Sept 1. Call Hugh or Barb evenings (250)832-6720 BLIND Bay: large, newer, 2bdrm suite, avail now. 5 appl., separate entrance & deck, lake & mountain view, $900/mo. util & sat tv incl. NS, NP, not suitable for children, DD & refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, minimum 1yr. lease required (250)517-8408 WHITE Lake: bachelor suite, f/s, w/d, f/p, all in., $550 /mo. (250)803-4632 leave msg.

Townhouses IDA VISTA is a family orientated housing cooperative located in Salmon Arm. We are now accepting applications for 3BDRM units. Housing charges are $783/mo. with a one time share capital purchase of $1500. Small pet okay. For further information call (250)275-4846 Leave msg. Waterfront Townhouse 3Bdrm 2 bath Dbl Garage Level entry Gorgeous view $1200 55+ Sept 1 250-832-3380

Want to Rent LOOKING for place to rent in N. Shuswap area. Single female. Quiet, tidy, respectful. NS. Flexible on location and start date. Call 250-682-1540


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Motels,Hotels HILLCREST: avail. Sept1st, bright, lakeview main ďŹ&#x201A;oor of house, 2bdrm., 1bath, w/d, NS, NP, $1100/mo. incl. util., (250)833-7840

Rooms for Rent ROOM for rent, by the new Askews, quiet location, cable & util. incl., $450/mo, (250)832-3587

Storage SECURE storage 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sheds ready to rent $65/mo. (250)835-4430 (250)515-1566 SHIP SHAPE SHELTER Indoor RV & Boat Storage. (250)835-4224 for rates email:

Suites, Lower 1BDRM incl W/D F/S util, Sat, NS NP Near 5 corners $625/mo 250-832-8099 1-bdrm lg. daylight open suite, just off Gardom Lk Rd., pets negotiable, N/S, quiet mature adult(s) monthly rent includes util. Avail.Sept.1.250-517-7154 or afternoon 250-838-9506 1bdrm own ent. level entry. Furn/unfurn short/long term avail. Close to DT SA NS/NP. $575/mo. 250-832-4417

DreamCatcher Auto Loans â&#x20AC;&#x153;0â&#x20AC;? Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

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)

Motorcycles 1985 Honda Interstate. One owner, low mileage, collector licensed. $5000. ďŹ rm (250)675-4379 2006 Honda Rebel 250 only 500kms barely ridden. Really nice bike $4200 250-832-4177

Recreational/Sale 1990 Winnebago, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4 cylinder, auto, generator, solar panel, good cond. $10,500. (250)679-8196 1991 Prowler 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th wheel trailer, new awning, new fridge, new 30# propane tank, 3pce bathroom, 4 burner stove w/oven, double sink, $4,000. (250)804-2795


2006 33ft 5th Wheel 3 slides queen bed FP TV A/C electric Jack, External shower fully winterized, many extras 250832-6333


2009 Chalet Travel Trailer 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Folds Flat Sleeps 3, Fridge, Sink Awning, Portable Stove Porta Potti, Furnace Asking $9,900 (250)832-2533 evenings


Legal Notices

12 Ft Aluminum Boat 9.9 motor and trailer offers to $1000 250-832-8837

2007 Ford Mustang Convertible only 53,000 kms exc cond. 2002 GMC Envoy. 1989 Sunrunner 165 boat 3l I/O and trailer. Contact Shuswap Bailiffs At 250-503-6897

12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lund boat with EZee Load trailer, $1750. (250)832-4613 (250)517-9565 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sailboat on trailer, V-berth, new outboard motor, sails & extras $4500. (250)832-8462

2011 24 ft. Cougar 5th wheel. New cond., used 3 times. Fully equi.,1 slide out. $25000. OBO(250) 832-5256

Trucks & Vans 1996 Econoline Ford 150 full sized van, 5.8l engine, runs good, $3000. (250)836-2727 1996 Yukon SLT GMC 1500 4x4, leather interior, 4 door, great shape, no rust, seats 5, barn doors, alloy wheels, cd player, power mirrors, seats, windows & locks, roof rack, tilt steering, tow pkg., cruise control, block heater, trailer hitch, tinted windows, also 4 hankook dynapro studded winter tires 1 yr. old 272,000km $4000. obo (250)832-2960 1998 Ford Windstar, very nice mini van $1500 OBO. (250)832-4326 2004 350 Ford Lariat Turbo diesel V8 Dual Wheels Full towing set up 6800 Km $24,000 Call 250-832-5256


Columbia Shuswap Regional District INVITATION TO TENDER MILFOIL CONTROL STORAGE BUILDING The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is inviting tenders for the supply and construction of a 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; building located at 3000 45th Street SE, Salmon Arm, BC, (the Salmon Arm LandďŹ ll Property). Tenders clearly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tender â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Milfoil Control Storage Buildingâ&#x20AC;?, will be accepted until 11 AM local time on Wednesday August 22, 2012 at the ofďŹ ce of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive NE, P.O. Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Tender documents and further information are available online at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District website at, on the BC Bid website at, at the ofďŹ ce of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (at the above noted address during regular ofďŹ ce hours) and at the Shuswap Construction Industry Professionalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ofďŹ ce located at Suite 200 - 371 Alexander Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Tenders and to waive any informality in the Tenders received, in each case without giving any notice. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept the Tender which it deems most advantageous. Faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. For more information, please contact: Hamish Kassa, Environmental Service Coordinator (250) 833-5942 or Toll Free 1-888-248-2773 E-mail:

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Legal Notices

Warehouse Lien Act of B.C., 6290 Trans Canada Hwy NE, Salmon Arm, BC, claims a Warehouse Lien against Carla Mervyn of Revelstoke, BC for arrears of container rent amounting to $1599.40 plus any additional costs of storage that accrue. If not paid in full the contents, household goods will be sold or disposed of September 7, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Elizabeth Rowena Morrell, Deceased, also known as Rowena Morrell, also known as Elizabeth R. Morrell, formerly of Salmon Arm, BC, who died on the 31st day of October, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executors at Box 57, 450 Lakeshore Drive, N.E., Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N2, before the 3rd day of October, 2012, after which date the Executors will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which Executors have notice: Keith Tuomi and Charles Ian McNair BY: DEREK McMANUS PERSONAL LAW CORPORATION Solicitors P.O. Box 57, 450 Lakeshore Drive, N.E., Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N2

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Columbia Shuswap-Regional District of Salmon Arm BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region -Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication ofďŹ ce, for a license for an existing communication site purposes covering unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of District Lot 1672, Kamloops Division Yale District situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Vernon. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3403002. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St, Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until September 9, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website >Search >Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to be public upon request.

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Help for seniors on the move Salmon Arm’s Marcia Nauss has recently opened a moving service directed towards seniors who are planning on downsizing their homes. Daughter’s Senior Moving Facilitators offers a variety of services that can help make the transition easier for their clients. The services can include mail forwarding and changes of address, cleaning of old home, and help sorting and downsizing personal belongings. Daughter’s provides a number of packages and extended services to choose from, making the process as easy and affordable as possible. To learn more, call Nauss at 250-836-20097 or email her at . Have a tip on a business story? Write to us at:

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JAMES MURRAY/OBSERVER PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: Offers valid until August 31, 2012. See for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on and that contained on, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. *0% finance for 72 months, upon credit approval, available on 2012 Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, and Tundra. Down payment, first monthly payment and security deposit plus HST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. **$8000 Non-stackable Cash Back available on 2012 Tundra Crewmax models. $3000 Non-stackable Cash Back available on 2012 Corolla Sport, LE and XRS models. $3000 Non-stackable Cash Back available on 2012 Matrix AWD and XRS models. $4000 Non-stackable Cash Back available on 2012 RAV4 V6 4WD models. Non-stackable Cash Back offers may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services lease or finance rates. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by August 31, 2012. See for complete details on all cash back offers. Informational 72 month APR: Corolla 5.37% / Matrix 4.17% / RAV4 4.81% / Tundra 7.14%. Government regulation provides that the Informational APR includes the cash customer incentive which is only available to customers who do not purchase finance/lease through Toyota Financial Services at a special rate, as a cost of borrowing. If you would like to lease or finance at standard TFS rates (not special rates), then you may be able to take advantage of Cash Customer Incentives. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.

Elements, a new holistic health and wellness spa, has just opened in Salmon Arm. The spa offers a variety of massage choices including a hot stone massage using heated basalt stones, as well as a Swedish relaxation massage featuring a classic form of massage involving light to moderate pressure, among others. Owner Jodi Colonna says these forms of massage improve circulation, along with reducing or eliminating pain and muscle tension, as well as providing a number of other benefits. Clients are taken by appointment only. The spa is open Saturday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early morning and evening appointments available by request. Appointments can be made by phoning 250253-5125, emailing or dropping in to suite D-171 Shuswap St. .


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer

Realtors says housing market improving By Jennifer Smith BLACK PRESS

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 from last year. “And, in the Shuswap, eight apartments were sold in July compared to zero in 2011, and townhouse sales rose 25 per cent.” Year-to-date, total residential sales improved over last year throughout the board area in 2012 – up 10 per cent in the North Okanagan and six per cent in the Shuswap. “The outlook is generally positive in our board area as the market continues to stabilize,” Shaw reports. “Inventory is still a bit high but coming down with the ongoing sales fuelled by pentup demand and growing consumer confidence. “While new listings have levelled off during the past two months, the selection

is still there for buyers. “Record low interest rates are expected to continue to underpin home sales. However, the tightening of mortgage rules may affect

affordability somewhat, especially for first-time buyers and consumers with less than 20 per cent equity in their homes.” With the dynamics

in the OMREB Board area, there are up and down fluctuations in each zone monthly – depending on the community, housing type and price point, notes

Shaw. “Now more than ever, it is important for anyone thinking of buying or selling to ask their realtor how their property type is currently faring in the

overall market and, more significantly, in their particular neighbourhood.” Working with a real estate professional to understand current lo-

cal market conditions and to provide comparisons specific to your area is essential as home values vary based on type and location.”

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Salmon Arm Observer, August 15, 2012  

August 15, 2012 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer