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Lawsuit claims negligence Court: Waterway seeking $1.7 million in damages from province, district. By Tim Petruk KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

A Shuswap houseboat-rental company is suing two levels of government for nearly $2 million after torrential floods in June caused substantial property damage — a flash flood the company says was caused by government negligence. Court documents obtained by the newspaper show Waterway Houseboats Ltd. and Vinco Holdings Ltd. — operators of Waterway Houseboats on Mara Lake in Sicamous — are suing the provincial government and the District of Sicamous for $1.7 million. The documents, filed Monday, Aug. 20 in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops, claim the June 23 flash flood can be attributed largely to the work of provincial officials in the 1990s who built a forestry road — Skyline Forest Service Road — to provide better timber access for loggers. “The natural channel that formed the banks of Sicamous Creek was altered [when the road was built] and a culvert was installed in place of the natural channel,” the documents state, adding that increased logging after the road was built also caused increased water flow in the creek since the 1990s. When water levels rose in June, the culvert became clogged with debris. The end result was a devastating flash flood believed to have caused damage in the millions of dollars. “The forest service road effectively became a dam that caused a large volume of water and debris to accumulate,” the documents read. “A torrent of water, mud, sand, boulders, trees and other debris was unleashed. “The flood and debris torrent that came down the creek bed was enormous and totally unleashed. It swept away everything in its path.” The documents claim the impact on Waterway Houseboats was increased because of a bridge — property of the District of Sicamous — that


Outreach: Members of the Shuffle Demons make their way along the wharf Wednesday following a Roots and Blues outreach event held before the weekend’s 20th annual festival. See more on A9.

Festival still sizzles By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

The numbers were down, but if smiles, energetic dancing and wild applause were any indication, those who attended this year’s Roots and Blues Festival got their money’s worth. Some 25,581 walked through the festival gates on the weekend, compared to 2011’s gate of 27,405. As usual, Saturday’s crowd was the largest, with 9,114 in attendance. Some 8,042 showed up for Friday night’s slate and 8,425 attended Sunday. Shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, one tired artistic director sat down with an equally tired reporter to talk about the magic that was the 20th anniversary of the festival. “It’s hot,” began Hugo Rampen, acknowledging that while attendance numbers might be a little light over

other years, audiences were enthusiastic and seemed to be happy with the performers. And the enthusiasm was reciprocated. “Almost every performer has come up to me to say they’ve never been to a better festival than this one,” said Rampen. “I can’t remember which one it was, but I asked one of them what we could do better, and he said ‘nothing, you’re cutting edge; everyone else has to catch up to you.’” Pleased the festival rocked the same good vibes as last year, Rampen said Roots and Blues has developed into a full-family festival, with everything from infants carried in their parents’ arms, to the elderly slowly making their way about with canes or walkers and a number of people in wheelchairs. Rampen was also delighted that 6 a.m. clean-up crews had very little to do.

“There was no litter; our audiences were so responsible,” he said, noting that from a logistics standpoint, the volunteer team did an exceptional job. And Rampen’s satisfaction with how the event unfolded extended beyond the fairground site. “I am incredibly happy with the Routes and Blues and the Music Crawl,” he said of both highly successful pre-festival outreach programs. “The venues were full and people were enjoying themselves – they’re important events for the community.” It was congratulations all round as the Salmon Arm RCMP praised the event. “(We) wish to congratulate Roots and Blues organizers for a well-run event,” says Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane, head of the Salmon Arm detachment. See RCMP on page A2

See Allegations on page A2

This week Five members of a Calgary family remain in hospital after a serious collision. See details on A4. Rebecca Howard reflects on her experience at the London Olympics. See A17.

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Continued from front “diverted the flood and debris torrent north and directly on to the plaintiffs’ property. “As a result, the water, mud, sand, boulders, trees, cars and other debris entered the plaintiffs’ land and caused severe damage.” Waterway Houseboats claims in the documents to have spent $400,000 on clean-up after the flood — money the company wants reimbursed by the provincial and municipal governments. In addition, Waterway is looking for $800,000 to cover the customer refunds they claim to have doled out, and another $500,000

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Three judges of the BC Court of Appeal heard an appeal from the Neskonlith Indian Band Aug. 14 and 15, but it will likely be several months before a decision is reached. The band appealed the court’s decision to uphold the City of Salmon Arm’s hazardous areas development permit for the proposed SmartCentres shopping centre. In April, BC Supreme Court Justic Peter Leask had dismissed the band’s

RCMP responded to approximately 20 calls for service directly related to the festival, which included minor theft, a missing person, assisting security in removing some unruly patrons, fireworks and some youth issues. A total of five people were arrested for intoxication, which was a substantial decrease from last year.


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Flood scene: This photo shows the water and debris that flowed through the Waterway Houseboats property in Sicamous. in lost business. Officials in Sicamous are still working on figuring out how much damage the flash flood caused. Waterway House-

boats re-opened for limited business on July 12. None of the allegations in the documents have been proven in court.

claim that the City of Salmon Arm had a legal or constitutional obligation to consult with the band before issuing the development permit. He concluded that the duty to consult, when decisions may affect aboriginal rights or title, rests with the province. A three-judge panel, senior judge Justice Mary Newbury, Justice Daphne Smith and Justice John Hall heard the appeal in Vancouver. Lawyer Mark Underhill, representing the Neskonlith band, said the average time for an appeal decision to be

made tends to be about four months. “It varies tremendously... It’s virtually impossible to predict.” Along with the City of Salmon Arm and Salmon Arm Shopping Centres, the Union of BC Municipalities is participating in the case because the decision could have implications for other municipalities and First Nations. Underhill said he wouldn’t be surprised if the case goes to yet a higher court. “It’s an issue that is ripe to go to the Supreme Court of Canada.”

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There’s mutual admiration, too, as Rampen notes the Folk Music Society invites and appreciates having the police on-site. Also delighted with the 20th anniversary celebration is Lody Kieken, Salmon Arm Folk Music Society chair. “I thought it was a good festival,” he said. “The weather co-operated and the energy in the crowd was good – lots of smiling faces

and great acts.” Kieken said he is always happy to hear the rave reviews the army of more than 900 volunteers receives from the performers. “I think that’s one of our assets,” he said. “That’s about eight per cent of our population.” While he enjoyed all the acts, Kieken had a few favourites – Cherine, Betty Levette, Coco Montoya and the Shuffle Demons.

Both defendants — the provincial government and the District of Sicamous — have 30 days to file a response.

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Stomp chastised for breaking contract By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Organizers of the 2012 Summer Stomp are frustrated by the cold reception they received at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board meeting. Stomp committee president Mike Smith and treasurer Steve Hammer were at the Aug. 16 meeting to present a letter describing their, “23 years of success.” But enthusiasm was decidedly lacking among board members. “Did your group not enter into an agreement with the regional district, with conditions you were to follow on how your area was laid out, security, all different things?” asked Area D director Rene Talbot. “And one of the issues was the music was to shut down at midnight.” Hammer told directors organizers were not about to apologize for breaking the music curfew because it has long been a successful means of keeping people safely on-site for many years. “There were seven or eight conditions and every single one was done above and beyond – not even up to, but exceeding,” he said frustration creeping in. Hammer told the board 98 letters of support had been sent to CSRD planning assistant Dan Passmore with a lot of other support being expressed verbally. “We’re talking about

one weekend a year; that’s 51 we won’t be in that valley and we won’t be a bother to anybody – one weekend we’re asking to do a central fire, music until later in the evening keeping people onsite.” This did not impress Electoral Area F North Shuswap director Larry Morgan. “I can’t say I was particularly impressed when I heard that it went on to all hours of the night,” he said. “Frankly, I am not prepared to support stomp in the future…” Area C South Shuswap interim director Jack McInaly was succinct in his condemnation. “I’m looking at this pretty simply; you signed a contract that had the noise cut off at midnight because noise was an issue in the past several years,” he said. “You broke that contract, why should we give you another one?” Area E Sicamous director Rhona Martin, who said she had heard positive comments about the event, wanted to know where attendees had come from and what economic benefit the event provided to the area. Smith reported that the event lost money this year and that the shortfall was made up out of the organizers’ own personal funds. In terms of attendees, Hammer reported that some 75 per cent of the 1,500 on-site came from other

areas and provided economic benefit through their purchases of food and other items. Smith noted that the fights and vandalism that take place after area bars close do not happen at the stomp. “This does not happen at the Summer Stomp because we don’t shut it off at midnight,” he said, slapping his hands for emphasis. “Yes, we defied the contract, but we did it for a reason and I am not apologizing for it. We were right in doing what we did.” Smith asked directors to consider hosting a community meeting in Silver Creek before deciding on the future of the stomp. “They have a reason to be upset, but so do we,” said Smith. “If we had gone back to the June meeting saying we can’t sign this with the midnight agreement because it makes our event unsafe to host… we believe Mr. Talbot would have said ‘sayonara, it’s been a pleasure not doing business with you.’” Frustrated that none of the positive aspects of the stomp were brought up at the board meeting, Smith says organizers will host a community meeting in Silver Creek in September. “We’re gonna invite those in favour or not in favour,” said Hammer. “Even though we don’t think we’ll sway Mr. Talbot, we want people to voice their concerns and accolades.”


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Salmon Arm RCMP are reporting that all five family members involved in a serious single-vehicle crash over the weekend are responding well to medical treatment and are expected to survive. At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, members from the Salmon Arm Detachment responded to the crash on Highway 1 near Blind Bay. The family of five

from Calgary, including a husband, wife and their three children aged 16, 14 and 8, were travelling from Calgary to Vancouver when their vehicle left the roadway. All passengers sustained serious injuries. None of the names of the victims have been released. The investigation suggests that driver fatigue was a factor, in addition to the misuse of seatbelts. “This motor vehicle incident could have

Campfire ban now in effect By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

With the wildfire risk soaring to extreme in some areas, campers are restricted to batterypowered devices to create ambiance at their campsites. A campfire ban for the entire Salmon Arm Fire Zone went into effect at noon Friday, Aug. 17. The Kamloops Fire Centre has imposed the burning ban in all areas of the centre except for the Clearwater zone. The open burning prohibition covers all B.C. parks, Crown and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department. But Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley says the municipality has followed suit in establishing the prohibition within the city boundaries. This step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. “The fire danger rating is currently high throughout the Salmon Arm Zone with pockets of extreme,” says fire technician Larry Osachoff. “We’re pretty close to the top of the totem pole.” There have been three wildfires in the zone since Thursday, one in

the Seymour Arm area and two in Deep Creek. The North Shuswap fire was a 15-day holdover from a lightning strike and one in Deep Creek was a 10-day hangover. “We’ve had patrols out on a daily basis and we’re getting good cooperation from people,” Osachoff says. A forecast for rain and cooler temperatures could ease the wildfire risk but a ban on burning continues until further notice. This open-burning ban applies to open fires of any size, fires with a burn registration number, industrial burning, fireworks, tiki torches and burning barrels. The prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres. Anyone found in violation of an open fire ban, including campfires, may be issued a ticket for up to $345. Anyone who causes a wildfire through arson or recklessness may be fined up to $1 million, spend up to three years in prison and be held accountable for associated firefighting costs. For the latest information on wildfire-related issues, go to: www.

ended tragically” stated Const. Lesley Smith, RCMP media relations officer, “Drivers must be fully rested before attempting a long drive. If you feel fatigue please pull over and rest. You are not only endangering the lives of your family but also the safety of the motoring public sharing the highway with you.” Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment at 250-8326044.


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Habitat help: A member of the BCIT

habitat restoration team puts together a basking platform for McGuire Lake’s painted turtles.

Upgrades have turtle appeal By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Life is warming up for McGuire Lake’s painted turtle population. And that’s good news. These cold-blooded animals need a daily dose of sun-basking warmth in order to carry out their daily lives. “They need it for energy for feeding and for their metabolism,” says BC Conservation Foundation wildlife technician and habitat restoration specialist Deanna MacTavish. “This is especially important during mating and nesting season.” MacTavish is a member of a four-person team who spent last week adding turtle-friendly amenities to McGuire Lake. As part of the turtle habitat improvement project, the team installed 11 basking logs in the lake, three of them attached together to form a larger basking platform. With a high vehicle mortality rate in mind, the team also has plans to discourage the turtles from crossing Eighth Avenue to lay their eggs in residential gardens. “Road mortality is a huge issue we have to deal with all over the province,” she says, noting installation of a drift fence along the roadway would be an effective tool in keeping the endangered species from making the perilous trip. The team surveyed the lake for a possible nesting beach and identified an excellent location that gets sun throughout the day, says MacTavish, noting area residents have reported seeing turtles nest in the northeast site near the hospital in the past. MacTavish is hoping to be back in Salmon Arm in the spring in order to install the nesting beach. Once the beach is available, anyone seeing a turtle attempting to cross the road is asked to retrieve it and carry it to the beach area – or help them across in whatever direction they’re heading. Brad Ackerman, Salmon Arm’s manager of Parks and Recreation says the city is partnering with the Conservation Foundation and BCIT to evaluate and improve the habitat. “This wasn’t done as a direct result of local complaints,” he says. “The whole goal of McGuire lake is to have it as a outdoor classroom, to find out about the ecology of the habitat and raise awareness.” Ackerman says he would like to see students using the lake as an outdoor lab on school field trips. Earlier this year city workers removed the dock used for the kid’s fishing program that was closed down earlier this summer. Ackerman says there is a possibility the program will be reinstated next year in Canoe or in Salmon Arm Bay. But he’s not making promises.

In accordance with the City of Salmon Arm Street Lighting Policy, requests for additional street lighting can be considered for reasons of public safety, in particular, the safety of elementary school children en route to and from school. Each year, municipal staff evaluates applications received from citizens and prepares a priority list for review by Council. If you are aware of areas where street lighting is lacking, please submit details to the attention of the undersigned, prior to Friday, September 21, 2012. Robert Niewenhuizen, Director of Engineering and Public Works Box 40, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2, Phone: 250-803-4000 Fax: 250-803-4041

SPRINKLING RESTRICTIONS Annual sprinkling restrictions within the City of Salmon Arm are in effect from May 15 to September 15 SPRINKLING HOURS ARE ALLOWED AS FOLLOWS: The sprinkling regulations allow sprinkling two days per week based on the last two numbers of the house (business) street address between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 11 p.m. No sprinkling on Monday 00 – 33 Tuesday and Friday only 34 – 66 Wednesday and Saturday only 67 – 99 Thursday and Sunday only Customers with automatic underground irrigation systems will be allowed and encouraged to water lawns between 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 7 a.m. on the appropriate days. Your co-operation in adhering to these restrictions will be greatly appreciated. Residents are encouraged to conserve wherever possible. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine, metered water rates, or a discontinuation of service. For clarification in mobile home parks and strata developments, please call City Hall at 250-803-4000. Engineering & Public Works Department

CANOE BEACH RENTAL LOT 7 AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of the City of Salmon Arm to amend a Rental Agreement with the Wendy Pyper for the rent of and to be used for seasonal recreational purposes. The agreement between the City and Wendy Pyper made November 1, 2010, will be amended as follows: Year Revised Rental Rate Revised Rental Rate 2011 $3,110.00 $2,345.00 2012 $3,265.00 $2,460.00 2013 $3,430.00 $2,585.00

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SALMON ARM FIRE DEPARTMENT - NOTICE As of Friday, August 17th, 12:00 noon, the City of Salmon Arm has banned all open burning including; campfires, fireworks and tiki torches until further notice as per Bylaw No. 1538, Part 2.6(2). Permitted fires are limited to natural gas or propane outdoor appliances used for cooking, warmth or light and such appliances must be equipped with spark arresters. Permits for all fires are mandatory and can be purchased at City Hall or Fire Hall #3 (downtown). This open fire ban is in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused wildfires. For more information call 250-803-4000



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Tracy Hughes

Safety resource unbuckled Three years ago, Selina Metcalfe discovered a remedy for the number-one cause of death among young children. She was horrified to learn that the number-one killer of young children was car collisions and that a shocking number of those deaths could have been prevented by the correct placement and use of child car seats. And yet there were little to no resources in our community to help parents with the often complex process of installing these seats and using them properly. So Selina decided this was unacceptable. And, seeing no other option, she stepped up. In a completely volunteer role, Selina spent three years on course and self-education to become an expert on children’s restraint systems. As her work became known, she would take calls, texts and emails from worried parents with questions about safely buckling their children into the appropriate seat for their size and weight, the correct seat angle and even going so far as to drive up to the hospital and meet parents with newborns, checking their car seats to ensure baby’s first ride home was as safe as possible. She’s created and maintained a Facebook page and spent her own money attending courses and creating resource materials for other families. As it appears there’s no hope of any type of funding support for her work, Selina’s made the heart-wrenching decision to discontinue her one-woman volunteer effort. “I feel horrible,” she says with tears in her eyes. “I feel like people are going to think that I don’t care about their kids. But the government doesn’t recognize this as a valid need and I can’t keep feeding it out of my own time and my own pocket.” Remembering my own sense of panic about the safety of our car seat, which eventually required the not-included-in themanual fix of using a pool noodle to prop it to the right angle, I felt tears come to my eyes too. “Car seats are not straightforward,” says Selina. “They come with textbook-sized manuals and each one can vary, add that to nervous parents and it can be a very stressful process, with parents sometime driving around for weeks or months with a car seat that may not work as it should in a crash.” Selina’s hope is another community agency will step up. In some communities, car seat checks can be done at fire halls, by nurses or other agencies. “I think because of liability, no one wants to touch it. I contacted ICBC and they wouldn’t go near it with a 10-foot-pole. It’s very disheartening to hear nothing but no.” The irony is not lost on me that the government will spend thousands of dollars on health screenings or learning programs for children, but won’t provide funding to increase safety for the single greatest reason for child deaths in North America. Maybe it’s time to invest some cash where it could have the biggest payoff in terms of keeping children alive.



A toast to 20 years of festival fun Twenty years and still going strong. The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary over the weekend and once again proved the reason for its longevity — it’s a darn good time for people of all ages. Not only that, the festival, which has grown from humble beginnings with a group of music lovers who ran coffee house performances for local musicians, has become one of the most well organized, professional-class events in the country. And this is not mere self-inflated boasting. It is brought up by those who know festivals best — the performers themselves. These people rave about the quality of their experience at the festival and how they take enjoyment from the enthusiasm of the crowds. While economic times have put a dent in many a music festival, Roots and Blues, while not

exempt, continues to flourish, drawing new people to our town and satisfying the many returnees. We would be remiss to go without recognizing the enormous commitment made to the success of this festival by hundreds of volunteers. We are sure that planning for Roots and Blues Festival #21 is already underway, thanks to the vision and dedication of board members at the helm of the organization. This is complemented by the hundreds of local people who give of their time to do some of the seemingly thankless tasks, like putting up tents, selling raffle tickets or keeping the site tidy. While the organization lets them know they are appreciated, these people deserve the entire community’s thanks. So bravo Roots and Blues. Here’s to another 20 years, and more.

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The Observer asked:

What was your favourite act from this year’s Roots and Blues Festival?

Carmen Underhill “Five Alarm Funk. They’re awesome... and I love them.”

Gerri Kiy “No Sinner. She has such a powerful energy about her.”

Helena McGowin “The Shuffle Demons because I love the saxophone.”

Linda Erlam “Tom Wilson from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings because he’s just such a professional.”

Rita Beraro “Alex Cuba, because he’s so good at bringing people together musically.”

Fletcher on track, with exceptions Worried about a Black Press whitewash David Black, owner of the Black Press Group, says he wants to build an oil refinery in Kitimat. He claims coastal pollution would be less harmful if a tanker carrying refined petroleum products, rather than diluted bitumen, has an accident. I’m befuddled. Why not build the refinery in Alberta and minimize the bitumen pollution that would result from a pipeline failure? The Alberta Kitimat Clean sounds like a name dreamt option would also eliminate the added up by a team of expense of building public relation a recycling pipeline consultants after they for the toxic distillate used to thin that goo- consumed too many martinis. Hopefully ey heavy oil. I can Mister Black will not think of two reasons: (1) refining crude oil misuse the power requires enormous of his newspapers quantities of water, (more than 80 of and (2) Enbridge inthem are here in B.C.) tends to ship bitumen

out of Kitimat come hell, high water or a refinery. When I heard the company spearheading the bitumen refinery proposal was called Kitimat Clean Ltd, I instantly thought of George Orwell’s book 1984. In that fictional tale about tyranny, the Ministry of War is called the Ministry of Peace and the Ministry of Propaganda is called the Ministry of Truth. Kitimat Clean sounds like a name dreamt up by a team of public relation consultants after they consumed too many martinis. Hopefully Mr. Black will not misuse the power of his newspapers (more than 80 of them are here in B.C.) to limit criticism of the Northern Gateway project and thereby manipulate public information. As anyone can see, there is now the potential for a conflict of interest. Lloyd Atkins

It would appear that Mr. Fletcher and I are on the same side but his facts are not quite accurate. Silver Creek Store is neither dusty, dirty or greedy. It should be noted that there are three sets of BC government liquor store rules: 1. Governing the actual liquors and prices they are to put on the liquor sold in the government store. 2. The small agencies or stores (dirty, greedy and dusty) get a new list of prices

every month and are only allowed to up the government settings by 10 per cent. 3. The really interesting part is the beer & wine stores have a different rule which allows them to mark up higher. Should the government get rid of its liquor stores, employees and rules/laws, then the beer and wine stores can have a free-for-all on pricing. Therein lies where the government says it will make the extra money – by

getting rid of the whole organization. I do wish to keep the government liquor store. The small town we live in, Salmon Arm, does not have the liquor store open on Sunday. Employees are willing to work Sundays and we do need the tourists who come in via houseboats, as well as vans, etc. L.J. Bates

Questions about SmartCentres still linger The Observer Aug. 8 article “Judge Orders land payment” missed several salient points and some important questions. For instance: What was the involvement of former mayor, Colin Mayes, and council in removing the subject property out of the ALR without any communication with the newly formed Farming Committee? In what form might our council and city staff have assured SmartCentres that the development would proceed even before a proper environmental assessment was conducted? Remember, as stated by Judge John Savage, “The parties’ principals are sophisticated persons knowledgeable in real estate development.”

An environmental assessment was summarily conducted at the behest (and expense) of several, private citizens groups. These assessments were sufficiently detailed and accurate to trigger the Ministry of Environment to take the unusual step of demanding another “more rigorous” assessment from SmartCentres as well as conducting their own independent report in Dec. 2009. As a result, the original contentious 48-acre proposal was reduced several times, eventually down to 20 acres with only 16.5 acres useable for retail development. The $16.7 million now required of SmartCentres, plus the cost of all the hear-

ings, open houses and additional court costs (still ongoing) must place the value of this property somewhere in the vicinity of the real estate on Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, or downtown Ginza, Tokyo. My burning question still remains: Why did it take a small group of concerned citizens, working on their own time and resources to protect one of Salmon Arm’s most valuable assets when we have elected representatives and City staff to supposedly safe guard our community’s interests and that of potential developers? Duncan Morris

Abortion issue needs renewed national debate At a recent general council meeting of The Canadian Medical Association, (CMA), delegates called on the federal government to reject changes to the Criminal Code. A Member of Parliament wants to challenge the definitions of a 400-year-old law that says a child becomes a human being when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother. In the 21st century, this position is scientifically and medically untenable. The preamble to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states, “the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care,

including appropriate legal protection, before, as well as after, birth. Canada is a signatory to this Convention. The CMA has a policy of not aborting babies after 20 weeks gestation. To refuse to recognize the unborn as a human being until after birth is contradictory. It appears that the CMA’s position lines up with the radical feminist ideology. Dr. Genevieve Desbiens, mover of the motion, said, “This attempt to modify the definition of a human being could legally recognize the fetus, which would give the fetus rights.” She asked the delegates to recognize that women must retain their full and complete rights. Presumably, Dr. Desbiens

means the right to kill their unborn children anytime during the pregnancy, right up to the moment of birth. The Canadian public is exercising more restraint. Seventy-two per cent feel that there should be some sort of protection. Former Justice Bertha Wilson, in the Morgentaler decision, called for the informed judgement of the legislature, to receive guidance from all the relevant disciplines. A national debate on abortion needs to happen. It is time for the Prime Minister to face up to reality—unborn babies are human beings, not birds or cabbages. Hildegard Krieg

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E.D. Barrow, minister of agriculture, was visiting Salmon Arm accompanied by MLA F.W. Anderson.


Another dirt street was disappearing as Alexander Avenue was being blacktopped. Alterations were completed at Salmon Arm General Hospital bringing the number of beds available from 16 to 21.


More then 400 men were fighting a fire on Bastion Mountain. The fire was spreading north toward White Lake and Eagle Bay and it was feared the flames might roar right through the Narrows unless firefighters got a break in the weather. Despite heavy interference, most Salmon Arm residents were glued to their radios listening to a speech in which British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain reviewed the world situation and stated war in Europe now appeared almost certain.


Struck by lightening during a violent electrical storm, a Canoe road barn belonging to J.A. Kidner was destroyed by fire. The same storm dumped more then 1/2 inch of rain on Salmon Arm in 10 minutes, flooding many ditches and basements. Construction began on Salmon Arm’s new $440,000 junior-senior high school. School board chairman E.P. Wright turned the first sod at ceremonies attended by a large group including Reeve L.S. Metford, counsellors W.J. Thompson and G.J. Campbell, MLA Art Ritchie, trustees Mrs. A.H.F. Martin, Mrs. R.L. Carter, J.L. Jackson, A.G. Millar and board secretary treasurer R.W. Sladen.


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As a first time Roots and Blueser, I can honestly say that I had no idea what to expect from the three-day music festival. Despite this, I couldn’t help but feel my excitement rise as the event neared. I watched names being added to the bill, and heard tales of past events from my colleagues. I took note of the advice provided by Roots and Blues veterans, including to dress in layers and what bands were mustsees. Now, I have been to a number of music festivals including a few in Nova Scotia and some in Alberta with musical selections ranging from rock, Celtic and indie to name a few. Looking back on my last three days, however, I can now say that Roots and Blues has offered the best experience to date. I was impressed by the selection of musicians to choose from at any given time during the day. It did not matter what your tastes were, there was always a stage offering something to please you. I was swept back to my own Celtic roots through the upbeat and all too familiar sounds of the Beaton sisters, then mellowed out to the cool rhythms of the reggae performers. I spent the majority of Saturday night at the Boogie Bar-N taking in the great beats provided by Delhi 2 Dublin, Kid Koala and Five Alarm Funk, and dancing to the point where I woke up the next morning

without the ability to move my legs. I was impressed by how the different bands were organized, allowing festival goers to find what they like and simply sit back and relax without too much stage hopping required. I would check out the schedule early in the morning to see the performances I most wanted to see and make a plan of action. I had left gaps between performances throughout the day, each day, where I had planned to run home for a quick break. Looking back now I realize that I didn’t take any of those opportunities. Whether it was the music that would draw me to another stage, or a another set of vendors that I had to explore, every time I headed for the front gate I was distracted by something. Beyond the quality of the music itself, I enjoyed the set-up for the festival as a whole. I have been to a number of music events such as this, where the sites were dirty, hot, and everyone was crammed into a tiny area making it very uncomfortable for both you and your overly smelly neighbor. Based on these experiences I need to commend the organizers and volunteers of the Roots and Blues for keeping the site so clean. There was never a point during the threeday period where I came across garbage over flowing in the cans, or spread across the ground. I noticed the recycling being taken directly off-site throughout the day keeping the smell and the wasps to a minimum, and the water being sprayed on

the ground to keep the dust down. The misters stationed at what seemed every corner of the grounds provided a much needed break from the blazing sun. I also enjoyed the laid-back feel of the event. No one ever seemed in a huge hurry and everyone seemed to get along. It was not uncommon to see groups of people off to the side of the beer garden, taking in the music and enjoying a relaxing game of bocce ball, and you couldn’t go a day without making a handful of new friends from around the world. As part of the media, I heavily relied on the Performers Liaisons who did a wonderful job, going out of their way to help out, and in many ways helping me keep my sanity as I tried to store up all the information in my brain. I can honestly only come up with two complaints during the entire three day event. The first is how difficult the organizers made it to decide which performers to see and which to miss. With so much amazing talent this choice was much harder than I expected. The second complaint is that at some point during the event someone seemed to speed up time. While I was eager to watch the Trews take the stage (I have been a fan for some time), I suddenly found myself saddened by the realization that the event was soon over. While I entered into the Roots and Blues craze with a somewhat skeptic state of mind, I left it already counting down until next year’s event and actively recruiting more people to follow.

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Roots & Blues 2012 As a performer, what was your favourite thing about the festival?

“Seeing Bombino, I am a fan of West African music.” Andrew Kim Delhi 2 Dublin

“High level of energy on every stage and exceptionally responsive crowds” Rott’n Dan Boogie Patrol

“The opportunity to play with performers you’d never otherwise get to. ” Adham Shaikh A9

Back to play after 20 years By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Twenty years ago, Richard Underhill and his saxophone-playing compatriots led a crowd of music lovers in a conga line through the doors of the Gleneden Hall and outside. That was during Salmon Arm’s first Roots and Blues festival. “It was very organic, grassroots, organized by Linda Tanaka and some volunteers,” says Underhill of the 1992 event. Underhill and his energetic Toronto-based Shuffle Demons had just started out, and he was pleased to be performing in Salmon Arm. “It was really fun for us, to be recognized in your own town,” he says, recalling that friends, relatives, and more turned out to hear the music of that first festival. This past weekend the Shuffle Demons returned, 20 years later, with four of the same five members – Underhill on saxophone, Stich Wynston on drums, Perry White on sax and George Koller on bass. New to the 1992 crew is saxophonist Kelly Jefferson. Attending Underhill’s performance at the Shade stage Sunday was perhaps his biggest fan ever – his mom, Florence. He credits her with his start in the field. Because he was the youngest of her children and she was busy dealing with his older siblings,

he was often put in front of the record player for entertainment. She was a big fan of music, including jazz. Because he was fascinated, he would play songs over and over again. Along with the Shuffle Demons, Underhill plays regularly with other bands in Toronto, including his own jazz group, which won him a 2003 Juno award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year. “I’m also a fast study, so a lot of people will

Arm was also great as he hasn’t visited there in about 30 years. Overall, Underhill thinks the festival is amazing, particularly with all it contributes to the community. Shuffle Demons recently released Cluster Funk, their first CD of original material in 19 years. After a year-anda-half in production, which, Underhill says, involved a lot of trials and tribulations, the band is very pleased with the result. So is a

The most fun for us was playing on the houseboat, and swimming in the middle of the lake. It combines music with the best Salmon Arm has to offer. Richard Underhill PLAYED AT THE FIRST FESTIVAL call me, ‘we need a guy for tonight, can you do it?’ and I’ll go play with them. There’s a lot of that in Toronto. ‘Can you be a sax on one song in the studio? Come on in’ – so it’s freelance stuff...” A highlight of the 2012 Roots and Blues Festival for Underhill was the Routes and Blues outreach. “The most fun for us was playing on the houseboat, and swimming in the middle of the lake. It combines music with the best Salmon Arm has to offer.” Playing in Seymour

U.S. jazz blogger who reviews about 800 jazz CDs per year. He posted a glowing review of Shuffle Demons, comparing the jazz fusion band to Tower of Power. He asked: “Where in the hell have these guys been for 19 years?” Underhill played his saxophone last year for the funeral of former NDP leader Jack Layton, who had become a good friend. He will be playing soon at a memorial to mark the one-year anniversary of Layton’s death. Propelled by his wish to make the world a bet-

ter place, Underhill has toyed with the idea of entering the political realm himself. However, it would be a tough decision because he has witnessed how much time being a politician can consume. “Even though I feel strongly about certain issues, I wouldn’t want to sacrifice the music.”

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As a performer, what was your favourite thing about the festival?

“Meeting the other artists, seeing them take their music to a full realization.� Buckman Coe

“This festival is very interesting because it makes you meet a lot of other artists and promote and exchange. Bombino

“This is great – it’s such an interesting combination of artists, weather and landscape. It’s amazing.� Kid Koala

Festival offers family fare a rock climbing wall drew kids of all ages. “There are so many options for us,� says happy parent Sarah MacMillan. “When the kids get a little bored of one thing we just move on to the next. We have spent two full days here and they are still loving it all, and it is relaxing for us.�


He gave up a career as a biologist to sing and dance for kids. Peter Lenton’s career path may be unique but it is something he believes was meant to be. “Everything I have done has led up to this,� says Lenton on his career as a children’s entertainer. He was a biologist before following his love of kids into the classroom as a teacher. It was there that he discovered the power music has over learning. Lenton began adapting songs to coincide with his lessons, realizing the kids seemed to remember more when he taught in this way. “It is just like today’s show,� says Lenton, referring to his Roots and Blues performance. “You can read off a description of a dragonfly six times to a kid, or even an adult, and then ask them to tell you something about a dragonfly and they could repeat maybe two of the things. If you sing a song about a dragonfly, repeating the verses maybe three times, and ask the same question, the kids can tell you 10 different things about them. It is amazing how music works like that.�

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Interactive: Children’s entertainer Peter Lenton, aka Peter Puffin, imitates a mosquito during his performance. Lenton spoke to the kids the same way he would an adult, something he says he does on purpose. “By me showing respect to the kids they in return begin to trust me,� says Lenton. “We share that mutual trust throughout the show and build on it. That is why they are OK with coming up on the stage with me. Kids become a big part of the show.� Lenton believes music helps bring people closer, not only with families but communities as a whole. “I write songs that I hope will resonate with people on a number of levels,� he says. “A huge part of what I am trying to do through music is show that everyone has their own artistic talents,� he

says. Lenton stopped counting after his 3,000th show, explaining that he had travelled over a million kilometres by vehicle by 2002. The entertainer hopes to return to the Roots and Blues in the future as well. “The staff and volunteers did a great job making sure everything ran smoothly. I have been to many music festivals but this is the best one yet.� The Roots and Blues festival organized a number of other family friendly events including a craft tent, sand hill, and stories on wheels. A science tent was set up where children could play with bubbles and other interesting experiments and


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“The Routes and Blues program, the community outreach... Richard Underhill

“It is just a fun experience being here.”

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“Discovering even more new genres of music and listening to styles from all over the world.” Peter Lenton A11

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The Trews may have come from the small town of Antigonish N.S., but their musical talents have allowed them to make their way to Canada’s centre stage. “It was a long road,” says lead singer Colin MacDonald. “We started playing together in high school in the ’90s.” “Everything that happened for us has happened in incremental stages,” he says. “It has been such a gradual climb through the work we put in, that we just grew into every stage in a sort of natural way. We still feel like there is a huge mountain left to climb, we are not even close to stopping.” Despite their fame the band continues to remain humble. “Honestly being able to go anywhere in this broad country and still have die-hard fans is what I am most proud of, says MacDonald. The group has achieved gold records, many number-one singles, and has been able to play alongside their personal heros. However, MacDonald says, none of it compares to what he gets from the fans. “We have never been to Salmon Arm, and what makes me so proud is being able to show up for the first time in this town to discover there are people here who really care about the band. That’s amazing, it is a

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Closing act: The Trews lead singer Colin MacDonald pours our his emotions. great feeling.” MacDonald says that for The Trews, it is the songs that are most important to them. “Even though our show has a lot of flashy playing, that is just mostly for the benefit of the crowd. We really try to put the songs first because that is ultimately what people pay to see.” Many different bands have influenced their sound over the years, however their East Coast roots have always lingered. MacDonald says that growing up they listened to bands like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses but admitted that while living in Nova Scotia, they were fairly oblivious to the rich local music culture. It wasn’t until after they had moved away that they really began appreciating what was available to them there

and that unknowingly came through in their songs. “Like the song Ishmael & Maggie off the second record, our producer pointed out that it was a really EastCoast, Scottish kind of melody. We were really not aware, so we kind of gave it that flavor without even meaning to.” Unfortunately due to an Ontario concert the night before, and a plane delay, The Trews did not make it to the fairgrounds until just under an hour before hitting the stage. This was something MacDonald regretted, saying how friends on the bill raved about the festival. “You see so many things pop up and then fold, to see something last 20 years is like a testament to the citizens of this community for their love of music...”


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Hazmat Modine lead vocalist and harmonica player Wade Schuman performs on the Main Stage Friday evening at the 20th annual Roots and Blues Festival. Cherine Anderson, better known simply as Cherine, performs. Five Alarm Funk trombone player Nimish Parekh blows his horn during the group’s performance on the Barn Stage. Steel guitarist Robert Randolph with his Family Band performs a unique brand of gospel, blues and rock on the Main Stage Cold Specks, a pseudonym for Al Spx, performs her deep doom soul. Singer songwriter Ted Crouch, accompanied by his son Cam, performs on the Our Backyard Stage Sunday. Reno Jack sings his heart out on the Our Backyard stage. Legendary blues vocalist Bettye LaVette receives a standing ovation Delhi 2 Dublin’s Sara Fitzpatrick fiddles up a frenzy on the Barn Stage. (Clockwise from top)

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Shuswap looks to tap into Chinese tourism By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

China will be getting a taste of the Shuswap’s house-boating lifestyle. Shuswap Tourism played host to Travel Channel China and National Geographic China for a luxury two-day tour of the Shuswap and Mara Lakes to promote the region. Tourism BC and the Canadian Tourism Commission selected the Shuswap for one of their “Canada - You Can Be a Star” promotion, which is designed to increase awareness of unique activities in Canada to the fast-growing independent travel segment in China. The promotion involved selecting a Chinese couple who spent time in the Shuswap filmed by Travel Channel China – the premier travel TV channel in China with a viewing audience of over 300 million. The selection of the couple involved a public voting process and was reviewed by Canadian Tourism Commission and Travel Channel China. They were short listed for live auditions in front of a celebrity panel on May 26. The couple who spent time in the Shuswap was fun loving and had an adventurous spirit; they will each be featured in at least five program

China is a large tourism market for Canada and the Shuswap region will be showcased to over 300 million people in China. China is looking for new adventures to explore and this film will reveal the diversity of the Shuswap Region and the wonderful adventures that exist here.

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Preserving food: Seeing a resurgence or simply passé? HEALTHY BITES

Serena Caner Every year around this time, my husband gets frustrated with me because I go on this food preservation frenzy. “No Honey, I can’t do (enter something fun in here) because I want to can those peaches.” August is my favourite food month — beans, peaches, blueberries, tomatoes — and I feel pressure to capture all that flavour for the rest of the year. In reality, canning, freezing and dehydrating foods changes flavour and texture, and the end product is generally not as tasty as fresh, but that does not seem to deter me. What is especially frustrating to my husband is that I don’t seem to even enjoy the process of preserving food; it is more of an obsession. As he points out, “You can just buy them at the store.” So why is food preservation important? While there are many benefits to a global and industrial food supply (like you don’t have to plant, grow, harvest and preserve your own food), there is something comforting knowing exactly where your food comes from and realizing the connection between food and our environment. While theoretically it would be more energy efficient to have all food processed in the same place in mass quantities, the reality is that these foods are shipped from one country to another – a farm ships it to a factory, who ships it to different warehouses around the world, then to different grocery stores, then in your car to your house. Whereas, the foods I preserve at home come from my garden (or someone else’s nearby) and stay in my house. There is also no comparison between a store-bought can of peaches and my own. I am not bragging about my canning skills, but pointing out that there

is something intangibly satisfying about eating

something you have preserved yourself. Come February, when I am ready for the snow to melt, and to eat something besides an apple, eating summer is like getting a moment

of sunshine, a glimpse of the end of the cold winter. If you value your time, preserving your own food may not save you money. However, given the changes we

are experiencing in climate, gas prices and the cost of food, this may soon change. Preserving food can also be quite a social activity – getting a group of people together to

share recipes, stories, and the workload. Not everyone has the time or desire to preserve their own food; however, I believe there is still value to this long-standing tradition.

Perhaps what I need to work on is enjoying the process a little more. - Serena Caner is a registered dietician who works at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

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Bulls Honda dealership closes up shop s t o o B & way NE in March 2011 from former owners Mike Vandermeer and Mark Schneider, who own/operate Jacobson Ford. The dealership recently shut down its Powerhouse operation that sold bikes, ATVs and lawn equipment. “My dad had a quad on consignment in the Powerhouse dealership, and two weeks ago they told him the Powerhouse end was closing,� said Kriese. “And he asked them, ‘how’s the cars,’ and the staff at the time told him vehicle sales and everything were still fine, it was only Powerhouse that was closing. So, within the last two weeks things changed a lot.� Kriese says she had deliberately bought her Honda in Salmon Arm to support local business. “I had bought my previous Honda in Vernon, so I said well, I want to try and shop local,� said Kriese. “And how I’m going back to Vernon. Go figure.� There was an added incentive however: free oil, lube and filter changes for as long as she owned the car. Kriese has learned that this deal will not be honoured elsewhere, and


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Spend enough time at the Fletcher Park splash park and there’s a chance you’ll hear a concerned parent tell their kid, “don’t drink the water, it’s recycled.� That might be true, to a degree, as Salmon Arm’s water is piped from and returns to Shuswap Lake. But city public works manager John Rosenberg says there is no circular water system in play at the splash park. The spray apparatus pumps out potable water, and the drains carry the water to the city’s storm drain system. That said, Rosenberg still doesn’t recommend that kids drink the water. “It’s kind of like should kids drink from a garden hose? It’s coming from your house, which is potable water, but a garden hose isn’t meant to be drunk from, it’s meant to water your lawn,� says Rosenberg. “It’s the same thing with Fletcher Park – it’s potable water, it’s not recycled. It’s the main water feed; the water that feeds that park is the same water that you drink that comes to your home. But it’s going through spray apparatus and so on. It’s not treated

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Navigating an unexpected hurdle Olympics: Salmon Arm rider keen to move forward after disappointment. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Rebecca Howard’s relocation to London, England, the mecca of her equestrian sport, helped soften the overwhelming disappointment she experienced at the Summer Olympics. Howard and her fellow members of the Canadian Eventing Team suffered one blow after another during the second phase of the competition – cross-country jumping – with only two of the five-member team completing the course. Then, due to an injured horse, only one of those two was able to move forward to the stadium jumping competition. This, after they had all done well in the first phase of the Olympic competition, dressage. Prior to the Olympics, Salmon Arm’s Howard had decided to move to London for at least two years following the Games in order to benefit from riding and training there.

“I feel really glad I’m making plans here. It is the mecca of the sport... I’m ready to do the next stage. It makes me more hungry to get better,” she told the Observer from London Monday. Howard, who set her sights on the Olympics as a young teen, fell

Rebecca Howard OLYMPIAN at jump 14, halfway through the course. “For me it was a comedy of errors; it easily could have been fine. For whatever reason, it wasn’t.” She recalls the moment. “Honestly, for me, it was pure shock. I was almost sort of numb that night. I didn’t really know what happened

until I watched the videos. It was bizarre. I couldn’t clearly tell you why it went wrong at that moment.” What did happen, she now knows, is that Riddle Master slipped in front of the jump. “When he slipped I lost a rein. He wouldn’t think of not jumping – he saw where we were supposed to go.” However, he added another stride where he normally would have left the ground, which, had Howard been able to guide him with the rein, she would have been able to prevent. The huge crowds and noise also affected him a little. Along with shock and a range of emotions, Howard felt extreme disappointment, not only for herself but for the team of people who supported her – from her groom Dana Cooke from Merritt to her coach David O’Connor – and many others. “You just feel like you let so many people down. You can’t help but feel that way.


Ready: Canadian Eventing Team member Rebecca Howard from Salmon Arm, on Riddle Master, warms up before their dressage test at the London Olympics last month. They’re there to do a job ultimately and you didn’t get it done.” She says her feelings about the Olympics still vary from day to day. Although the jumps on the cross-country course looked terribly formidable to the average television

viewer, Howard said they were nothing that she and Riddle Master hadn’t faced before. The pair excels on what are called fourstar courses, the highest level. The London course was not built to quite that level because of all the different

countries participating. She said the jumps were beautiful but the course was difficult thanks to many hills and turns. “It was a really twisty, turny track. The cross-country was done on quite a small piece of land and hilly, so it wasn’t typical

galloping and getting in a rhythm. It was a little bit like being in a tumble dryer.” Heading into the course, she felt good. “I have an amazing horse, we’ve come a long way, we have a See Howard on A18

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Bike for Life Sept. 15 The Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride takes place Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. start at Blackburn Park. It’s a non-competitive fun event for all ages with 10-kilometre, 35-km, 75-km and 100-km distances. Details and on-line registration can be found at Proceeds go to Salmon Arm’s Second Harvest Food Bank.

U.S. team visits Aug. 31 The Golds Training Camp opened Monday, Aug. 20 for Junior Varsity (grades 9 and 10) and Varsity (grades 11 and 12) and finishes with a first-ever visit from a team from the United States. Fife High School from Tacoma, Wash. will be in Salmon Arm for Friday Night Lights on Aug. 31, 6 p.m. at SASCU Sports Fields at Little Mountain.

Hockey gets gaming funds Minor hockey in Salmon Arm has scored gaming funds from the province to help support the program. The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association received a community gaming grant from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development in the amount of $65,275. “Salmon Arm has produced a number of great hockey players, in no small part because of the Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association. I hope this organization and its players will continue to see great success in the future,” said Shuswap MLA George Abbott. Across British Columbia, 146 recipients will share $3,690,470 in the latest round of grants from provincial gaming revenue.

TED tramps on Controllers On Aug. 14, TED United played the Controllers in Vernon, who were coming off a big victory against second-place Chick Kickers. With only 10 players, the Salmon Arm team claimed a 5-1 victory, backed by great goaltending from Shelinda Morin and Cathy Bartsch. TED opened up the scoring quickly with a great run by Emily Styles. Sue Doray followed up with her patented shot to the top righthand corner, with Bartsch next to find the back of the net with a blast from the six-yard box. In the second half Styles crossed the ball to Morin’s head who then flicked it on for Doray to tap it in. Tricia Martin scored the final goal when her shot took a deflection off a defender. The Controllers’ goal came late in the game on a nice cross into the six-yard box for a well-timed run.

Register soon Salmon Arm Minor Hockey would like all players and parents who have not registered to do so as soon as possible as the board will be determining numbers of rep and recreation teams. Those who register late may be put on the wait list. Check the SAMHA website for more information or call 250-832-0095. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

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Living a boarder’s dream By Cavelle Layes OBSERVER STAFF

A Salmon Arm skateboarding star is taking life easy. Sean Lowe’s parents bought him his first skateboard when he was about 12, a consolation prize for not being able to attend a trip. “They came back with a board and, since then, that was it,” says Lowe. Years later, Lowe has taken the British Columbia skateboarding scene by storm. He taught himself at the old skatepark in Salmon Arm. “That’s how magic happens,” he says, referring to the hours he spent at the park. The time certainly paid off for Lowe. When he was just 15, he was already being picked up by sponsors. “It was the best feeling ever,” he says of his first sponsorship. “It was like, someone recognizing you for something that you love. It is like being an artist and selling your first painting, I guess, if you can equate those two together.” The local boarder has since established himself even more in the boarding community and has recently returned home from the Cariboo Skate Tour where he went around the Okanagan doing demonstrations and, as Lowe says, “spreading the word.” Lowe has been paid to skateboard in Mexico City, through every province of Canada and then throughout the United States. He will also be heading to Barcelona this winter to do demonstrations there. Many local skateboarders in the Salmon Arm area think Lowe is truly living the dream. Lowe himself believes it’s a matter of perspective. “Anyone who pursues what they like is following the dream,” says Lowe. “Anyone can live their dreams. It doesn’t matter if someone loves knitting every day, if that’s what they want to do they are living the dream. So I guess in a sense I am.” When asked why he has continued to stick with skateboarding, he simply replies, “For its freedom.” “I like not having any coaches,” says Lowe. “If I mess up I can put it on myself, you know. If you are playing with Team Swiss, you can’t really get mad at your


Getting air: Sean Lowe returned from the Cariboo skateboard tour to make a brief stop in his hometown of Salmon Arm recently before heading to the Centre of Gravity music festival in Vancouver where he was part of a series of demonstrations. goalie for messing up because it’s your team. Whereas in skateboarding, it is just you and you can get down on yourself or stoked on yourself. It’s more about the self glorification of it, I guess.” Lowe doesn’t want a lot to change in the coming years. “I hope I am doing the same thing I do now. Just chilling, skating, just hanging

out, not really caring what people think. I think people vibe off that more than anything else. I think people look at somebody who is laid back and enjoys what they are doing so much, and they enjoy that more than someone who is like, ‘I got to win, I got to be in all these competitions.’ That stuff sucks, you just look like a try hard.”

Howard aims to develop more horses Continued from A17 great partnership and we had a good season leading up to it. The atmosphere got to him but, honestly, I kind of thrive on it.” She says that “Rupert (Riddle Master’s nickname) has seen crowds, but this was a whole other level. All the galloping lanes were thick with people. I couldn’t even hear my watch.” Eventing Nation, a goto website for eventing,

contains a post from Howard on the Games. The site introduces her piece by terming her “one of the toughest mental competitors in our sport.” That toughness seems evident still, with Howard already keen to move on. She and Rupert will do one more competition in England before he will have his vacation – two months without shoes, relaxing in a field. Howard, meanwhile,

will be building new connections, and finding new owners and additional horses to ride. Although she will continue to ride Rupert, aiming for the World Games in two years and the Olympics in four, she does not want to depend solely on him. “A lot of the best guys in the world, they’re going into the Games with three horses qualified and ready. If one gets hurt, they’ve got two backups.”

Howard was the equestrian director at the Fork Stables in Norwood, North Carolina since 2006. She notes that she’s always had a lot of horses to ride, but they’re more scarce at the upper levels. While the London Olympics were a difficult experience for Howard and the Canadian team, they were ultimately an inspiring one for Howard. “The Games were

something I’ve been working for for so long. “These Games in particular had such an aura, because of it being in England – London has so much history and there’s so much recognizition of our sport here. It was a big deal and you felt that. It also made it that much more disappointing when it didn’t go right. There are all those mixed emotions. “I just want to get more horses and get more mileage...”

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Sweet return: Eight-year-old Aron Pilbart, from Penticton, takes a swing at the ball en route to winning the U12 category of the Rogers Rookie Tournament held over the weekend at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club.

Graham shines at rookie tennis tourney Twenty-three young tennis athletes competed in the 2012 Roger’s Rookie Tour. Organizers were pleased that the event, held Saturday, Aug. 18, spontaneously be-

came an international one when 10-year-old Boghdan Pilbart, from Romania, registered at the last minute. In all, 42 matches were played under hot, sunny conditions.

Results in the three competing divisions were as follows: • U10 division: 1st - Atilla Pilbart, Penticton; 2nd - Susannah Wark, Salmon Arm. • U12 division: 1st

- Aron Pilbart, Penticton; 2nd - Michael Schreiner, Kamloops. • U16 division: 1st - Cameron Graham, Salmon Arm; 2nd Kevin Henz, Salmon Arm.

SilverBacks add new netminder to roster The Salmon Arm SilverBacks are saying hello to a new goalie and congratulations to a top defenceman. Colin Dzijacky will be exchanging his Grande Prairie Storm jersey for a SilverBacks one as he’s been traded to the Salmon Arm team in exchange for future considerations. The 20-year-old netminder, a native of Thunder

Bay, Ont., was acquired by the Humboldt Broncos in December of this past season, and went 9-1 in regular season play. He held a .902 save percentage and a 2.44 GAA, and posted a 5-4 record during the playoffs as the Broncos took the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) Anavet Cup. Dzijacky also notched a 2-0 record and a shut-


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games with the Kindersley Klippers before being traded to the ’Backs with whom he racked up eight goals and 23 assists in his first year. Flanagan will join former SilverBacks Bryce Gervais and Brett Knowles at Mankato, as well as new teammate Ryan Schwalbe, adding some more flash and offensive prowess to a SilverBack heavy roster.


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Wrapping it up

Logan Abbott of Salmon Arm Courvas watches as Didam Sankwai of Concept Physio takes the ball during North Okanagan Men’s Soccer League action last Wednesday night in Vernon. On Sunday night, in the opening quarterfinal round, No. 2 Courvas shaded No. 7 Monashee Surveying 5-4 at Little Mountain. No. 5 Nation of Domination Eagle Homes of Salmon Arm upended No. 4 Revelstoke Stallions 2-0 in Revelstoke. Semifinals go tonight, with NET taking on Eagle Homes, 6:30 in Vernon, and Courvas entertaining Turn-Key in Salmon Arm on Little Mountain #1. The final will go Sunday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m. in Vernon.

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Music of Roots and Blues carries a message OBSERVER OB OBS S ERVER

Sounds of the weekend: Musicians from a number of bands take part in the Watch Us Watch You workshop held Saturday on the Barn Stage at the 20th annual Roots and Blues Festival. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

It was a festival with a socially conscious outlook. While one could expect to hear about global issues of concern at the Watch Us Watch You workshop Saturday morning, concern about the state of the planet and its people was a dominant theme in the music of several performers. Jamaican songstress Cherine began her Friday night performance by describing growing up to a background of gunfire. She reminded festivalgoers how blessed they are to be living in this beautiful place and to be able to attend a festival like Roots and Blues in peace. A powerful performer, Cherine engaged the audience with her reggae, dance hall, soul and R&B music. She sang of death – dedicating one of her songs to a cousin who died by gunfire. The effervescent Cherine also sang of love and the need for peace. And the singer-songwriter does much more than sing about it, funding several charitable initiatives, including Reach One

Child Jamaica foundation, of their songs reflect the need which is dedicated to engagto protect the environment. ing teens in inner-city comInspired by their Fernie, B.C. munities in order to better surroundings, the five selftheir futures. professed ski bums, well four At Saturday morning’s boarders and one skier – that Watch Us Watch You workmake up the band got their shop, St. Lucia’s Taj Weekes start in the mountain town, all gave the early-morning Booof them attracted by awesome gie Bar-n audience his messnow. Taj sage of peace and love. One of their songs describes Weekes He later reiterated his belief the dwindling snowpacks and MUSICIAN that humanity needs to let go stories told to them by 1960s of the “it’s-all-about’me” atski bums amazing snow – titude. something that has changed “I really believe we are our brother’s since the 1960s. keeper,” he said, calling the workshop ex“It’s great to see how your songs impact; perience incredible and giving kudos to when you write them you have no idea what the other participants – Alex Cuba, Shred impact they will have,” said keyboardistKelly and the Boom Booms. singer Sage McBride. “It also gives you Through his world travels Weekes came ideas on what to write about in the future.” to the realization that we are all one, a mesShred Kelly’s banjo-playing singer Tim sage that is reflected in his second album Newton was amazed by the nuances added Deidem (All of Us). to his band’s workshop performance. Weekes and his band Adowa also shared “That was one of the best musician expethe workshop stage with the irrepressible riences for me,” he said enthusiastically. “I Shred Kelly. heard the conga drums behind me (courtesy While they vocalize social issues, many of Adowa) and it was an awesome addition

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to our music.” And the music keeps on growing – a theme repeated by many performers who participated in workshops. Award-winning world fusion composer Adham Shaikh has spent the past 15 years exploring fusion blends with musicians from around the world. “I like the effect and experience of musicians seeking harmony together,” he said, calling music the ultimate and powerful bridge between cultures. He cites festivals like Roots and Blues as being important places in which to plant the seed of harmonies that go beyond the music to entire cultures celebrating their humanity, rather than dwelling on their differences. “At the end of the day we all want to live in peaceful communities, educate our children and have them grow up to be good humans, to eat good food, dance and celebrate.” Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings dedicated the band’s first song, Another Free Woman, from their new Kings and Queens album, to the local safe house, calling violence against women as “a crime that still needs to be dealt with.”

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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our ofĂ&#x201E;ce, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22 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. WOW - Wednesday On the Wharf features Lead Painted Toys at 6:45 p.m. at Marine Park. Admission is by donation.

THURSDAY, AUG. 23 JAZZ STAGE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Sandy Cameron Duo performs at 7 p.m. at the Ross Street

Plaza. HANEY SOIREE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shuswap Chefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rob Sengotta and R.J. Haney Heritage Village present a reservation-only dinner reception. Silent auction 4 p.m. Dinner at 5. Tickets are $100 ($50 charitable receipt). Cal 250-832-5243.

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own films â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donovanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Echo at 5 p.m. and Hit n Strum at 2 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. ROSE GARDEN FUNDRAISER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Enjoy appies and desserts to raise money for Rose Mainprize who is undergoing treatment for cancer and is unable to work, at 6 p.m. at the Little Mountain Clubhouse. Live and silent auctions. Suggested $20 donation. BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - Noon to 9 p.m. at Sorrento Centre. Performances by some of the top acts from across Canada and the U.S. Fun for adults and kids. Advance tickets $30 at Salmon Arm Observer. Kids 12 and under are admitted free.

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Setting record straight Perception: Trio sings of Ethiopiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beauty, culture. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Your view of Ethiopia just might be inaccurate or, at least, narrow. The common perception that starvation and strife is central to life in the East African country is one that Krar Collective is aiming to change. Along with spreading the sheer joy and beauty of their music and dance, the Ethiopian trio stopped at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival as part of their We Love Ethiopia World Tour 2012 to provide a glimpse into the depth and diversity of culture in the nation. Core to the group is the krar, the Ethiopian lyre or harp, which virtuoso Temesgen Zeleke, who trained under renowned Mulatu Astatke, plays masterfully. Combined with the kebero drums of percussionist Robel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Grumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Taye (Grum meaning â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;niceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;specialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) and the stunning vocals and energetic dancing of Genet Assefa, the Krar Collective was an audience favourite. It was mutual. Following one set at the Barn Stage Saturday, Zeleke, group leader, thanked the crowd of enthusiastic dancers for being the best audience ever. Offstage, Taye emphasized that people at the Salmon Arm festival are more welcoming than those at other festivals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These people are completely different, really friendly, they give us very special hospitality. They look after us wherever we go.â&#x20AC;? Also making the group feel at home was the weather. The performers remarked that the mid-30s temperature felt just like Ethiopia. Of the 85 million people in in the country, there are 82 different ethnic groups, Taye explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All 82 have their own language, own traditional culture and food.â&#x20AC;? Consequently, the songs of Krar Collective represent different regions of the country, hence the change in clothing and dance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a responsibility to introduce Ethiopia, the culture, food, dance and the people,â&#x20AC;? he said of the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try continuously to grow as a band also.â&#x20AC;? While the three members of the group are originally from Addis Ababa, the capital city, they met

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Songs of a nation: Krar Collective vocalist Genet Assefa performs on the Shade stage at the 20th annual Roots and Blues Festival held over the weekend. about nine years ago after moving to London, England, where they still reside. Despite their skill, popularity and busy touring schedule, they all work at other jobs in London â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Taye as a security guard, Assefa as a waitress and Zeleke as a chef. Performing clearly brings them an ample supply of joy, evident from their teasing, joking and laughing style onstage. To hear more Krar Collective, their latest release is Super Krar, available online. The band can also be found on Facebook at

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Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, August 22, 2012 A23 R.J. Haney Heritage Village Presents: A Villains & Vittles Dinner Theatre Production of:

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The unique and compelling sounds of guitarist Omara â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bombinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Moctar draw from his roots in the Sahara with influences from around the globe. Raised during times of rebellion in his home of Agadez, Niger in West Africa, the guitar of the nomadic Tuaregs was then prohibited. However, in 2010, after living for years in exile, Bombino was able to return to his city in the Sahara where his fame as a guitarist has mushroomed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tuareg music existed a long time before the revolution and the most recent conflict in 1990, so for me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple music that draws from the culture, from the animals, from the desert,â&#x20AC;? he said via a French interpreter Saturday at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival following a performance on the Blues stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music has no bound-

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mid-30 temperatures of the festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an average temperature,â&#x20AC;? he said, as perspiration dripped off his interviewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gets really hot there.â&#x20AC;? He explains that at home, when it rains, people are happy and have a party. Most important for Bombino and his music, he said, is to let

people know about his home, Agadez, the title of his latest CD. The cover includes a photo of the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The town where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from, Agadez, means â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;visiting.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a place where people are welcome.â&#x20AC;? Many tourists used to come visit, he says, but no more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like them to return.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer

No Sinner wows audience By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been compared to Etta James and Janis Joplin. An overstatement? Hard to say. But at the Barn Stage at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival Sunday afternoon, there was no mistaking the power and raw emotion that characterizes Colleen Rennisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s singing. It was at no time more evident than when, as the last note of the song Rise Up faded, the audience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and, it seemed, Rennison herself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was suspended momentarily in silent, awed reverence. Then the crowd erupted in wild applause and appreciation. The dynamic lead singer/songwriter of Vancouver band No Sinner, at 24, is relaxed and natural onstage, an attribute she credits, in part, to time spent acting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel more natural on stage often than when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in a group of people,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a little bit intense face-to-face. I can be a little bit jarring for people.â&#x20AC;?

While her singing can awe her audience, it can be equally emotional for her. On the Blues stage Saturday, she said, she felt like crying during one song that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t usually affect her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music will just pick you up and do whatever it wants with you. I try to be aware, and mean what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m saying â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not always saying the same thing when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m singing the same song.â&#x20AC;? Born and raised in Vancouver, Rennisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical preferences always gravitated to women with big voices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what came first, the chicken or the egg,â&#x20AC;? she says of her own â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; voice. She loved listening to Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin in her youth, describing Careyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice as â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the most incredible working instruments.â&#x20AC;? She admires performers like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, adding that so much of the music she

loves is based on the blues. Rennisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplished band is made up of slick guitarist Eric Campbell, bassist Parker Bosley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or alternately Matt Camirand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and drummer Ian Browne. Songwriting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which she shares currently with Browne and Campbell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is influenced by a wide range of sounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of listening to a lot of heavy music from the seventies. Pre-metal. It changes all the time. Anything from Sly and the Family Stone to Black Sabbath, whatever makes us tick. The band is so versatile, we touch on so many kinds of music.â&#x20AC;? The name, No Sinner, turns out to be Rennison, backwards. Given the sultry nature of many of her blues/rock/soul songs, she concedes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my last name backwards. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a theme in my life, a theme in my music. The struggle between living life to the fullest and maintaining some kind of righteousness...â&#x20AC;?


Power: No Sinner vocalist Colleen Rennison belts out a song on the Barn stage at the 20th annual Roots and Blues Festival.


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ARIES (March 21 - April 19): Where your ruling planet goes, so goes your focus, energy, and interest. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re zooming into your finances, and accessing the funds you need for a dream. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aiming for grants, loans, benefits, and the like, you might find that elusive application thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Love begins especially passionate. While love and romance is nice, the energy now can best be described as lust. Whether single or attached, someone does get your imagination flying and your butterflies stirring. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Your work life turns up a notch. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the assignments or your own enthusiasm, the change in time you have to spend might need a bit of an adjustment. Work hard and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be well positioned to translate effort into larger career kudos, coming next week. CANCER (June 21 - July 22): This week brings you into contact with your heart. There is so much that you feel, but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always put words too. A notable moment of truth leads to an acknowledgement of how much you have, and how much you want the things youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working towards. LEO (July 23 - August 22): Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reaching for something that you can only define as â&#x20AC;&#x153;moreâ&#x20AC;?. Your most powerful steps forward will be found when you sit in silence. The energy of last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Moon is still with you, encouraging you to exert those purposeful strides forward. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): Your friendships go through a burst of healing, as the financial pressure begins to ease. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not completely out of the woods yet, but you do seem to have found a flow that includes the right mix of desire, action, and a touch of good luck.

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Frederick “Fred” E. Plowe passed away August 14th, 2012 in Kelowna, BC at 88 years of age. Fred was born in Calgary, AB on September 16th, 1923 and for the last eight years has resided in Armstrong, BC. We will miss you Fred, more than we can express and we are so blessed that we have shared a life with you. God speed to you on your journey Fred! There will be a Celebration of Fred’s life at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall (3335 Patterson Street, Armstrong, BC). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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KATHERINE DOWDING Katherine Dowding “Kay” passed away May 28, 2012 at the age of 93 years. A true pioneer of the Sorrento area, Kay was born in Notch Hill on May 26, 1919. A Graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Notch Hill Cemetery on Sunday, September 2nd at 2 p.m., followed with a Memorial reception in the Notch Hill Community Hall Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm, BC.

CASEY, SHANE DOUGLAS Shane Douglas Casey passed away suddenly at his home on August 8, 2012, at the age of 44. Shane will be remembered and sadly missed by the other residents and staff of Orchardview Group Home. A celebration of life service will be held at Bowers Funeral Chapel on Sunday August 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm, with celebrant Cappi Bowers leading the service. Online Condolences can be sent through Shane’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC EDWARDS, WILMA MAE On Monday August 13, 2012, Wilma Mae Edwards (nee Jackman) beloved wife of Dudley Edwards for 65 years, passed away at her home in Sicamous, British Columbia. She will be deeply missed by her husband and Family; her son Donald (Karen), daughters; Brenda (Robert), Debra and Wendy, grandchildren; Jason (Naoko), Sara and Steven and great-grandchildren Ayana and Saya. Wilma was always the rock of her family moving from Alberta to British Columbia and Back twice. She enjoyed a lively card game and always left with her change purse full. Her sisters Betty, Julie, Mavis, Shirley (d.) and brother Charlie (d.) continued to bring her joy and happiness and even though she wasn’t near to them in address they were near to her in her heart. A private memorial service will be held in Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Canadian Lung Association or the charity of your choice. Online condolences can be sent through Wilma’s obituary at



LONGDO, DOROTHY GENEVIEVE With deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother and wife, Dorothy Genevieve Longdo, in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on August 10th, 2012 with her loving husband at her side. Born in Ribstone, Alberta on August 14th, 1928, Dorothy lived a full and lived a full and rewarding life; life; she she is is rewarding remembered for forherher remembered great outlook on life and the greatofoutlook on life and of her family. love her family. She willthe belove remembered as a She will beteacher remembered as passionate a dedicated teacher dedicated who was about her who was passionate about her young students. young students. Dorothy Dorothy is is survived survived by by her her husband, husband, Vernon Vernon Longdo Longdo of of Salmon Salmon Arm; Arm; her her daughter daughter Lianne Lianne Longdo Longdo of of Salmon Salmon Arm; Arm; her her son son Blair Blair Longdo Longdo and and wife wife Jennifer Jennifer of of Calgary; Calgary; her her granddaughter granddaughter Gracie Gracie Longdo; Longdo; and and her her three three grandsons grandsons Evan, Evan, Dominic Dominic and and Conrad. Conrad. Dorothy Dorothy was was the the second second oldest oldest of of eight eight children children born to Richard and Dorothy Tennant born to Richard and Dorothy Tennant (Young). (Young). Dorothy Dorothy was was predeceased predeceased by by her her parents parents and and all all of of her her siblings: siblings: her her oldest oldest brother brother Eugene Eugene (Joe); (Joe); younger younger brothers brothers Vernon, Vernon, Elvin Elvin (Stu), (Stu), Alton, Alton, Wayne; Wayne; and and younger younger sisters sisters June June Grasdal Grasdal and and Lois Lois Johnston. Johnston. Dorothy graduated from Teacher’s College Dorothy graduated from Teacher’s College in Saskatoon in 1951. She taught school in in Saskatoon 1951. prior She totaught school in Saskatoon and in Edmonton marrying Vernon Saskatoon and Edmonton prior to marrying Vernon Longdo in 1957. Vernon’s mining career took them Longdo 1957. mining tooktaught them to Elliot in Lake andVernon’s Labrador wherecareer Dorothy to Labrador where as Elliot well. Lake They and returned to the WestDorothy in 1962 taught where as well. returned to theVancouver. West in 1962Dorothy where they livedThey in Penticton and they lived to in teach Penticton Dorothy continued until and 1964Vancouver. when their son Blair continued to teach until 1964 when their son Blair arrived. arrived. With Lianne’s arrival in 1966 the family moved Lianne’s arrival 1966 the 1967 familytomoved toWith Calgary where they inlived from 1986. to Calgary they lived back from to 1967 Dorothy andwhere Vernon moved BC to for1986. their Dorothy and Vernon backoftothe BCSorrento, for their retirement and have moved been part retirement beenArm partcommunities of the Sorrento, Blind Bay and and have Salmon ever Blind Bay andtheir Salmon Arm they communities ever since. During retirement have enjoyed since. During their retirement they have enjoyed travelling , curling and golf. Dorothy did extensive travelling ,work curling Dorothy did extensive volunteer forand thegolf. Canadian Cancer Society volunteer work for Bay the Canadian Cancer in both the Blind and Salmon ArmSociety areas. in both the Blind Bay and passion Salmon has Arm always areas. However, Dorothy’s greatest However, passionfamily has always been her Dorothy’s immediategreatest and extended which been immediate extended both her Dorothy and and Vernon have family guidedwhich and both Dorothy and Vernon have guided and supported generously throughout the years. supported generously years. A memorial servicethroughout officiatedtheby Reverand A memorial service ciated byto Reverand Fred Duck, followed by offi a reception celebrate Fred Duck,lifefollowed by a reception to celebrate Dorothy’s and memory, will be held at First Dorothy’s life and memory,Arm, will Monday, be held at First United Church in Salmon August United Salmon Arm. donations In lieu of flmay owers, 27 at 1 Church p.m. In in lieu of flowers, be donations mayShuswap be madeHospital to the Shuswap Hospital made to the Foundation, Box Foundation, Arm, BC, V1E 4N3. 265 Salmon Box Arm,265 BC,Salmon V1E 4N3. The family of Dorothy Longdo wishes to thank Dr. Meggyesi for the care she gave Mom during her final years. The family would also like to thank the staff of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital who went out of their way to make Dorothy comfortable this past year. Funeral Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm Online condolences can be sent through Dorothy’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice. com

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HERRMANN (LAMARCHE), Loraine December 28, 1943 - August 6, 2012 Loraine passed away gracefully following a brief, battle with cancer Monday Aug 6 2012. Loraine Lamarche was born in Montreal, QC, and most recently lived in Swansea Point, B.C. She enjoyed reading, gardening, travelling, sewing, sharing tea with family and friends. Loraine is survived by her husband, Ed, her sisters, Gail (Hans), Maureen (Don), and Elizabeth; her daughter, Erika, and her grandchildren Conor, Darcy and Amelia. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial tea at the Swansea Point (Firehall) on Saturday, August 25th from 1 to 3 pm, in celebration of Loraine’s life. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Loraine’s obituary at www.

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CATHERINE MARY LEVINS (nee Blackwood, nee Corner) Born to Raymond and Edna Corner April 26 1927 in Glenmore BC two months premature, Cathy spent her first hours in a drawer placed in front of the wood stove. Cathy passed August 10 2012 at 85 years of age at Hillside Village Salmon Arm BC with family in attendance. Cathy was predeceased by her first husband Roy, and oldest son Stephen. She is survived by her second husband Gordon, children Dan [Pat], Susan [David], Bill [Barbara], daughter in law Kathy; nine grandchildren and spouses, many great grandchildren, several sisters in law and brothers in law, nieces and nephews. Cathy worked for the government of Canada as a public servant for many years, retiring from the Radar Base at Mount Lolo in Kamloops when it closed down. She lived in various locations around BC and Alberta, including Kelowna, Coldstream, Ladysmith, Calgary, Vernon and finally settling in Chase BC. Cathy also lived in the beautiful Parkside residence in Chase, had a short stay at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm and finally resided at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm. All places had wonderful, caring staff that made Cathy’s last year and a half very enjoyable for her. Mom, grandma and great grandma will be forever remembered as that slightly crazy grandma with the huge smile and infectious laugh, always giving wonderful little gifts to all, she loved to write letters and send cards to everyone for every holiday that came along. Cathy had lifelong penpals around the world. The family would like to thank the staff at those residences, as well as the wonderful guys and gals on the 4th floor of Shuswap Lake General Hospital for the care and compassion they showed Cathy. We would also like to send our heartfelt thanks to Cathy’s fantastic doctor, Dr. Kevin Goldberg for his understanding, compassion and excellent care. Cathy is to be interred with her parents in the Kelowna Cemetery. No service by request. A small celebration of life will be held at a later date in Kelowna. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 1141, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P3. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Cathy’s obituary at www.


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LASOTA, DAMON STEPHEN-JOE Damon Stephen-Joe LaSota was suddenly taken from us on July 21st, 2012 at the young age of 24 years old. He leaves behind many people who loved him and in particular his sister Carly Stephens, his mumzie Laurie LaSota and his uncle Greg LaSota. Damon was born in Prince Rupert BC at 2:00 a.m. on September 21st, 1987. He entered this world a kickin’ and a screamin’ and brought tremendous joy to all that met him. He especially loved his uncle Greg (LaSota) who taught him many things and looked out for him throughout his childhood. Damon quickly grew into a strong, sensitive little daredevil who wanted to experience everything; swimming, biking, taekwondo, camping, fishing and jumping off of almost anything. He particularly loved biking. He started with BMX racing during his childhood in Kamloops and quickly moved on to mountain biking, in particular, downhill style, complete with speed and agility; the faster the better for Damon. His family moved from Kamloops to Eagle Bay BC where he built tree forts and spent tons of time on Shuswap Lake. Hours of Damon’s life were spent swimming, diving and exploring at Shannon Beach with friends and family. Damon eventually received a trampoline and perfected a homemade “trampoline bike”. He and his sister spent days jumping, climbing, twisting and shouting on that trampoline mastering almost every bike trick in the book. The outdoors was Damon’s haven. He loved to explore the forest and make trails and secret hideouts for days on end…it seemed the tranquil wilderness calmed him, but Damon would never sit for too long. He struggled in school but was very smart…always reading either a Stephen King book or some explanation as to how the Titanic was built. Damon had bigger plans than school, he quickly realized how to make money and worked long days at Demille’s Farm Market. You may remember him as the “Corn Boy” in the famous corn cob costume…promoting sales. Once he received his first paycheque he was off. He worked tirelessly beside his Grama Ursula LaSota and Grampa John DeMarni. Damon and his Grama had a special bond…they often spent time together just talking about their days or just being quiet together…there was no judgment by either one. During his high school days, Damon saw the work experience program at Salmon Arm Senior Secondary as his “OUT” of the school system. He was placed with a great contracting company in Salmon Arm, who took Damon under their wing and began to teach him the ropes… Damon never looked back. Earning money and being independent was addicting to him. Into the workforce he went, working tirelessly and spending tirelessly. Damon worked in Salmon Arm for a few years, but was always restless as if he were meant for bigger adventures. He moved on to Revelstoke to build the new ski hill, moved again on to Calgary to try out the big city which he loved, and again moving up to Grande Prairie in search of big money but eventually returned to his home and family in Salmon Arm. He had a great number of friends and made an impact on all of them. He was known as “the protector” within his close knit group. He valued his friends sometimes more than himself as they accepted him with no restrictions. Anyone who knew Damon came to understand his crazy ways but also knew he “had your back”. When Damon was around, everyone would be doubled over with laughter, he had a crazy, “way out there” humor that would light up the room. We often said he should have been a comedian. He knew how to diffuse a situation or how to bring a friend up from deep despair. He had the gift of true friendship and acceptance. Damon struggled with his own life and demons but never let that get in the way of taking care of someone else. His life was quickly changing with the arrival of his first child due in late November of 2012 when he was taken from us, but he will be watching over that child from somewhere else forever. We will never know what troubled Damon but do know from now on he will truly be at peace and at rest in his mind, jumping his BMX, diving in the water and catching those big ol’ fish in White Lake. We will miss Damon greatly but never forget his crazy ways and his awesome laugh. Every time the thunder roars and lightening strikes… remember Damon as noisy as ever, laughing, jumping, screaming, howling and still making us all smile as only Damon could!! A Celebration of Life for Damon will be held at Canoe Hall, Canoe, BC on Saturday, August 18th, from 1 – 5 p.m. This is a casual, drop in type of gathering; anyone who knew Damon or would like to share their experiences may attend… the more the merrier. We would like to send him off with lots of love and laughter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation’s to the Salmon Arm Skate Park, c/o 444 Trans Canada Hwy, Salmon Arm, V1E 1S9. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Damon’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices. com.

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

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Career Opportunities 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. 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

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.

OWNER OPERATORS Signing Bonus 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.

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. ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LTD is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to:

or fax to: (204) 632-8575. Visit for more information. BOOSTER JUICE Now hiring P/T Day Staff. Must be reliable, dependable and work well under pressure. Apply with resume to 160 TC Hwy. DRIVER for Salmon Arm Taxi & Limousine, class 4, clean abstract. Apply by Fax: (250)832-4228 or phone (250)832-2252 MOA wanted for casual/PT position for a GP office. Apply in person 1181-6Ave NE

CONSCIENTIOUS AND RELIABLE CARRIERS NEEDED To distribute the Shuswap Market News and the Lakeshore News. Salmon Arm, Sicamous & Chase. Call Valerie 250-832-2131 EXPERIENCED PARTS person and an Inventory Clerk are required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: 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

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

Enderby, BC

RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY - 42 BEDS Shuswap Optometric Centre has a full time position available for an entheusiastic, loyal, hardworking team player to join our Front Reception. Please drop your resume off in person. #3 - 160 Trans Canada Highway NE Salmon Arm

Career Service / Job Search

Career Service / Job Search

Positions available

• Licensed Practical Nurses • Long Term Care Aides Send Resume to: Nihal Maligaspe, RN, Manager 9455 Firehall Frontage Road, Enderby, BC V0E 1V3 Tel: (250) 832-6767 Fax: (250) 832-6779 Toll Free: 1-866-681-2345 Web site:

- Salmon Arm Job Options BC Salmon Arm is a placement and training program. We have services for youth 18 or older; if you are unemployed, and not eligible for EI, check us out. Job Options BC Salmon Arm offers a full range of services tailored to meet your individual needs, including: Classroom Training - Training allowances for four weeks of full time career development training aining - Career Exploration - Social Media and Job Search - Targeted Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Interview and Job Search Strategies Short Term Certificate Training - Customized to meet your goals - Options such as First Aid Training, WHMIS, Food Safe, PEAK Retail Training, & Basic Security Training Work Experience and Job Placement - Wage Subsidy - Job Placement Support - Employment support funds


SALMON ARM BRANCH The Okanagan Regional Library has vacancies for Library Pages at our Salmon Arm Branch. Please refer to our website at for the Job Description, position requirements and information about applying for these opportunities. Only full time students are eligible for this position. Closing Date: August 24th, 2012 Closing Time: 3 p.m. Please quote Competition #12-65, Competition #12-66 We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.


MANUFACTURING 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

Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd., a BC based General Contracting ¿rm, is currently accepting resumes for an upcoming project in Salmon Arm. We would be pleased to receive your resume for the following positions: • Experienced construction labourers • Experienced framing carpenters Note: Current Level 2 First Aid certi¿cation is an asset. Candidates may learn more about us by visiting Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd. offers competitive wages, with a group bene¿ts package available to successful candidates. Please fax resumes to (250) 765-3432 or email Con¿dentiality is assured to all who apply.

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. Skills - Ability to use positive reinforcement techniques, bridge non verbal communications, assessments and programming, computer literate and work in a team environment. Start rate per hour - $15.54 per hour + benefits

Working together to help keep BC strong


The link to your community

Education/Trade Schools

LOCAL B&Blooking for reliable flexible and ambitious helper for PT casual work must live in Salmon Arm and have transportation email resume to

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




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

Job Options BC Salmon Arm 250.832.3696 | 1.888.388.4217 |

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 PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP INS Wages per BCGEU Agreement

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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Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, August 22, 2012




Legal Services

CERTIFIED DENTAL Assistant wanted for 4 days a week. Minimum 2 years experience. E-mail Resume or inquiries to A29



Heat, Air, Refrig.

Paving/Seal/ Coating

KENMORE Window A/C. 26”w x 26”l x 18” h, Energy Star, 15000BTU, remote control. Good condition. $175 OBO. Ph (250) 833-3543

Trades, Technical Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems

ALBERTA BASED Company looking for qualified & experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher & Processor Operators. Out of town & camp work. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Email resume: Fax 780-488-3002.

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

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

CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS WANTED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Please forward resume to or Fax: 250-775-6227 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 780444-7103. QUALITY CONTROL person experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online:

Misc Services

Community Newspapers

While you were gone dog sitting $7 per visit in Salmon Arm Call Misty at 250-8326411

We’re at the heart of things™

Painting & Decorating

Carpentry/ Woodwork Complete Home Improvements

We offer complete home renovation services from home repairs to entire home additions and renovations Every job is welcome. WCB, Insured, Licenced, HAZMAT certified, Industrial 1st Aid, Red Seal Carpenter Knowledgeable, Experienced & Educated Free Estimates Call Shawn (250)463-2209

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

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

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

Handypersons HANDYMAN FOR HIRE Reliable

24/7 • anonymous • confidential • in your language


semi-retired gentleman will do any household fix-its. (250)675-3456 email:

Stand up. Be heard. Get help.

Financial Services

Financial Services





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


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

Furniture OAK framed couch, loveseat, coffee table, $600. ask for pics



Basset Hound Puppies, ready Aug 31, vet checked, 1st shots $600.ea. 1-(250)833-4081 N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Driveways & Parking Lots


Merchandise for Sale



MOVING Sale, multi family 2801 5Ave SE, Sat. Aug 25, 8-1, furn., sporting goods, household, tools, etc.

Fruit & Vegetables

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

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 PICKLING CUKES & garlic. 250-832-8792 STRAWBERRIES, Raspberries, Loganberries are ready now. Sandy Acres Berry Farm (250)832-5398 (250)833-6617

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

Feed & Hay

Blind Bay Moving sale everything must go 2876 Leisure Pl. Sat Aug 25 9-2

5PCE. turn of the century bed set, $600. requests for pics to

Fruit & Vegetables

Pets & Livestock

1548 Salmon River Rd. Silver Creek Aug 25 8-1 Antique furn, gates, farm sprayer, misc farm supplies and hshld items

MOVING sale! Sat Aug 25 9am-4:30pm 4450 40 St NE. Furn, Hearing-aid, dog kennels, hshld etc...

$300 & Under


Garage Sales

Antiques / Vintage

HD kenmore Washer and dryer Energy efficient $300 firm 250-833-4332


Hobbies & Crafts JEWELLERY, Crafts, Collectable Barbie Dolls. Sat 25th, Sun 26th At 3634 Pakka Road, White Lake. 250-8358303

Petersonn ) d ) Orchards

Misc. for Sale 3 queen size box springs brand new, 56” ceiling fan and electrical temp pole with cables 250-832-2448 4th ANNUAL ENDERBY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE Enderby Drill Hall (South end of town on Hwy 97, watch for signs) 40 plus tables of collectibles! Fri Aug 31, 9-6 & Sat Sept 1, 9-5. Admission $1.00 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 ELECTRIC fireplace insert. Md # DF12309, 3 stage dimplex. $50. OBO (250)832-7608

Fruit & Vegetables Plums & Apples Laura’s Homemade Pies

Fresh Pressed Apple Juice!

Available frozen at Peterson Orchards!

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

Fresh Daily

Any Quantity 8 am to 8 pm Everyday

Phone to Order or Drop In

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



981 - 16th Street N.E., Salmon Arm V1E 2V2


Heat, Air, Refrig.

Heat, Air, Refrig.


Upgrade your heating system before Fall!


Esthetics Services

Landscaping Garden & Lawn

Financial Services

Small Ads work!

Livestock WANTED: young bull, quiet approx. 800lb. (250)833-1930

Merchandise for Sale

CASH BACK - $10 for every pound you lose. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it off, results guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800854-5176. GET PAID to lose weight. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 1.888.771.7607.

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. INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: 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.

Merchandise for Sale

Professionally Beautifying Properties for Over 27 Years. • Rock Walls • Utility Services • Site Prep • Terracing • Drainage • Pools

Health Products

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

Pets & Livestock

Garden & Lawn


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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030


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

old gal says “GIT ‘ER DONE!”


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

250 833-5668

My name is Jenna, and I need a new home. I am just under 2 years old, spayed, vaccinated, and have a bit of ‘quirky’ personality - I love being petted and would love to sleep with you, just don’t really like my tail area touched as I have been previously mistreated. Once I trust you, you will have a forever friend! I am not crazy about dogs, but could tolerate one or two other cats. I hope you call for me soon! Please phone my foster mom, Marla in Chase at 250-819-3456.

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale


Merchandise for Sale

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer

Mobile Homes & Parks



Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Misc for Rent

NEW 8000lb Champion 12V winch w/roller fair-lead and remote control $325 250-8323008 STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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

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. 1 bedroom Condo in Salmon Arm.

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

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 Free to a good home Ivers & Pond Console piano. 2 pce coffee table/end table set Oak and Glass 250-832-3326 Good Loving Home for Yorkie/Pom X Call 250-832-4326 SONY 32” older model TV 250-833-5833

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

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

Mobile Homes & Parks

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

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!!


All for only


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

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

250-833-4728 1-877-60HOMES (604-6637)

Brand New Home

For Sale By Owner

New 27 x 48 or 1296 sq. ft. home.

2 Bedroom spacious downtown apartment. Laminate flooring. A/C. $775/mos includes gas htg. One vehicle parking. PH 250-832-3277

Ready for Immediate Delivery on your foundation! • Fully Ànished painted drywall • Upgraded windows & doors • Over $30,000 in upgrades for NO CHARGE • 10 year warranty and stainless appliance package

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 HUGE 1 bedroom, $850/mo. inc. utilities, garbage. NP, avail. Sept. 1st. Call Bonnie (1-250)871-6000

E C I R P 2 / 1 E ADS!!


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 $795/mo plus hydro Ref req’d 250-833-9148


PATRICIA MANOR 2-bdrm. $825/mo. incl. f/s, d/w, a/c, h/w. Avail. Oct.1. 803-1694 SALMON Arm DT: 2bdrm, recently reno’d W/D, DW, storage, parking N/S. avail Sept 15. $800/mo (250)832-5259

Suggested retail: Eagle Homes Option Credit:

Yours today for

1/2 PRICE! (applies to word ads only)




Call 250.832.2131 to book Houses For Sale


Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

• • • •

1 bdrm Apt 571 Shuswap Street 2 Bdrm basement suite 480 7 St SE 2 bdrm house 3939 Myers Frontage 3 bdrm townhouse 2817 Willowdale Dr Armstrong • 2 bdrm furnished townhouse Orchard Terrace • 3 bdrm apt 420 4 Ave SE


Commercial Solutions Office: 250•832•7051

each office independently owned and operated

TOLL FREE: 1-855-503-3477 Homes for Rent



Homes for Rent


2 Bedrm., 1 1/2 Bath House Lakeview, 5 appliances, wood fireplace, N/S, N/P. $ Eagle Bay 650/mo.


1BDRM. apart. in 4-plex, 170 1St SE, top floor, great view, s/f, w/d, AC, all-electric, adults, quiet pet welcome, $800/mo. avail Oct1 (250)833-2129

Misc for Rent


Cannot be combined with any other special. No changes permitted with the exception of price.

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

Rates Consistently better than banks

Apt/Condo for Rent


No refunds if cancelled. Must book min. 4 weeks


Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.

Rent To Own

plus HST

Place a classified word ad and...


MALAKWA, 3bdrm, 2baths, 5 appl. modular , NS, pets neg. , $750/mo. plus util.Avail. Sept 1 or 15. (250)679-1011 RENT LEASE OR SALE 10kms from town. $1100/mo + 1/2 util. 250-832-9875


For the month of August, all ads in the Real Estate category will be

Cottages / Cabins

Houses For Sale


Misc for Rent

VERY private 1 bdrm suite above garage w/ private deck avail Sept 1st. Laundry,A/C,full bath,util included,sm pet ok, ns. Rent reduction incentive. $800. 250-515-3696

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


250-833-4728 1-877-60HOMES

Apartment Furnished



per month OAC


Best rate 5yr-3.09%OAC

Toll free 1-800-658-2345



plus HST

10 minutes to downtown Vernon.

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


• New 924 sq. ft. home on its own 50 X 100 lot • All landscaping c/w underground sprinklers • Concrete drive & walkway Ask how to get $10,000 back from the government.

2BDRM close to downtown, NS, NP, $795/mo., hot water included (250)955-0774 2BDRM. condo, Enderby, like new, includes heat, hot water, W/D & AC, $725/mo. (250)804-0774 (250)803-1789

Houses For Sale

Looking for Home Ownership?

Call AL BINGHAM 250-804-6216

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

Houses For Sale

Mobile Homes & Parks


Are you the type of person who can see what a small change to an interior can make to the whole house? Change a wall and create an open plan. Give even the kitchen a lake view! Third acre lot with circle drive.

MLS® 10050385 $

MLS® 10048005 $


SHIRLEY BARKER 25 250-833-7869


Precious half acre with gardens, fruit trees, berries, wired & insulated workshop, tidy home featuring laminate flooring on main, new carpet in downstairs bdrm., fully updated bath down. Shows well. New roof in process. Priced to sell! MLS® 10052308 $

Call for all your Real Estate Needs! Email:



4 Bedrm., 3 Bath House Rec room, 5 appliances, NS, NP. Available July 1, 2012 $ 3665 Jackson Rd., Tappen 1200/mo. 2 Bedrm., 2 Bath Condo Salmon Arm Waterfront, 5 appliances, gas fireplace, large deck. NS, NP. $ 1000/mo. #6 - 120 Harbourfront Dr. 2 Bedrm., 1 Bath Apartment 4 appliances, N/S, N/P. 7010 Black Road



Shannon Chancellor 250 832-6055 1-877-272-3063

Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Rentals A31



Misc for Rent

Suites, Lower

Want to Rent

Trucks & Vans

Log Home Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd. 5bed, 31/2 bath, inďŹ&#x201A;oor 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

1BDRM incl W/D F/S util, Sat, NS NP Near 5 corners $625/mo 250-832-8099

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

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



Homes for Rent 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 3BDRM., 2 bath house on shared property Large deck 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NS small pet neg 1 yr. lease DD and refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. , close to school & store, Ranchero area. $1,250/mo. (250)803-8935 3BDRM 2 bath In Silver Creek $650/mo 250-832-4326 3BDRM. furn. bright, immaculate in Blind Bay, Oct15-April 15, 2013, lake/mt. views, util, int, sat tv incl., NS, NP, DD, not suitable for children $1200/mo. (250)675-3250 4 bed house in south broadview school area, NS, $1350/mo + util, avail Oct 1, for info. or 1-250-886-1808 BLIND Bay: fully furn. 3bdrm. many renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, lg unfenced yd. sm. pet only, NS, DD. Avail Sept 1st-June 30, $975/mo +util.(403)615-0666 HOUSE for lease. $980. NS. Pet possible. Fenced yd. 5 appl. Oil heating is included. 250-869-0955 or 250-8033507 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. SALMON Arm: 3bdrm. on 10 acres near SA Golf Course, avail. Sept.1st, ideal for couple or small family, pets neg, NS, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req., DD, $1100/mo. + util., (250)832-6781 SUNNYBRAE 3Bdrm 2 full bath. Private. AC garage NS NP ďŹ rst and last months rent (1 yr. lease) $1100 + Util 250835-2328 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.

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

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:

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 1+BDRM. near college, very spacious, private entrance, util & own washer incl., gas f/p, NS, small pet okay $800/mo. (250)808-3363 1bdrm own ent. level entry. Furn/unfurn short/long term avail. Close to DT SA NS/NP. $575/mo. 250-832-4417 1 Bdrm self contained 730 8 Ave NE garden overlooking McGuire Lake $680/mo Util incl. 250-832-9875 1BDRM Semi furn. N/S. $700/mo. incl. util. Avail Early Sept (250)832-2898 1BDRM suite needed near Piccadilly for 2 LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Oct1, can pay $700. (250)803-3275 1BDRM suite w/kitchenette shared laundry suits NS female $450/mo Avail Oct 1 call 250-832-6577 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 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 ONE bedroom suite, near White Lake, $550 month, incl. utilities. No smoking, no pets. 250-835-8303 RANCHERO/Mellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store area: 2bdrm. $800/mo. + utils. avail. now, W/D/F/S & parking. (250)546-3717

Suites, Upper 1 Block to College 3bdrm., 2bath, f/p, a/c, DW/W/D, new paint & carpet, small pet okay, no partiers, call between noon & 8pm, 4 TV/Int outlets $950/mo. (250)463-5492 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 Enderby very spacious 2bdrm suite, garden area, incl. all util + tv/int, $1000. 250-558-9171 WHITE Lake: bachelor suite, f/s, w/d, f/p, all in., $550 /mo. (250)803-4632 leave msg.


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Warehouse Lien Act of B.C.

Legal Notices, 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.

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land


19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sailboat on trailer, V-berth, new outboard motor, sails & extras $4500. (250)832-8462

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

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Cars - Domestic 1994 Chrysler Intrepid, low km, good condition, $1200. (250)833-4912 (250)649-6163 1997 Toyota Rav 4. 5spd man High kms. Good winter vehicle. $2000. (250)835-2221 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

Cars - Sports & Imports 2004 Volkswagen TDI, pw, pl, sunroof spoiler, heated leather seats $9900. (250)836-2769 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)

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




1990 Winnebago, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4 cylinder, auto, generator, solar panel, good cond. $10,500. (250)679-8196

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 WANTED to rent: tent trailer for 1 week at end of Sept. (250)675-4488

Trucks & Vans 1991 Chev, ext-lb, 454 auto, 4x4. p/w, p/l. $2600 obo 250-503-1124 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, ac/pw/pl, 7 pass, 191,000 kms, $5000 obo 250-307-0002

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2006 Honda Rebel 250 only 500kms barely ridden. Really nice bike $4200 250-832-4177


Take notice that TM Mobile Inc. of Burnaby 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 Crown land tenures for Communication site, road and power line purposes cover unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of Black Mountain, ODYD situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Kelowna. The Lands File Numbers that have been established for this application are 3412528 and 3412529. 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 21, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website ApplicationPosting/index.jsp --> Search --> Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to the public upon request.

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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. NEW FF townhouse Sorrento 2BRM, 2.5 Bath, air, electric ďŹ replace, view, theatre room, W/D, wireless internet, 1 car garage 42x20ft second garage NS,NP. Util Neg, Would suit professional couple or single. Avail Sept 1 or sooner. min 6 mo lease. ref required. Email for more details Waterfront Townhouse 3Bdrm 2 bath Dbl Garage Level entry Gorgeous view $1200 55+ Sept 1 250-832-3380

Legal Notices


To: JOSE MANUEL PAIS BARRIOS and CELINA MACHADO RODRIGUEZ TAKE NOTICE THAT on August 16, 2012 an order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Kamloops Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number 47305 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the Plaintiff claims the following relief against you: Judgment, interest and costs. You must ďŹ le a responding pleading/response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Kamloops Registry, at 455 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC, a copy of the Notice of Civil Court Claim and the order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by the Plaintiff whose address for service is: c/o Fulton & Company LLP, 300350 Landsdowne Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1Y1 Attention: Jeffrey D. Coulter.

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