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Arson investigated House fire: RCMP confirm blaze was started intentionally. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a 10th Avenue SE home in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 13. “It’s most definitely suspicious,” says Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley, noting firefighters from halls #2 and #3 responded to the fire that was called in at 3:35 a.m. “When we deem it suspicious, we hand it over to the RCMP.” Sgt. Carlos Tettolowski of the local RCMP detachment confirms Shirley’s suspicion in a press release. “The subsequent investigation has indicated that the fire was intentionally started, and the investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the regional fire investigator,” he writes.

Shirley says the house was fully involved with flames shooting up the roof when firefighters arrived on scene. He credits two young men with calling in the fire and going into the burning house to make sure nobody was inside. “That was very good on their part, for waking the neighbours too,” he said. “They confirmed nobody was in residence and that was great for us to know so we could concentrate on fighting the fire without worrying about rescue.” Shirley adds that, as always, firefighters searched the house again once the fire was knocked down enough for them to enter. He says the front door was unlocked, making access easier for the two Good Samaritans. One of the young men, who wishes

to be known only as Kyle, says credit goes to a young woman who was riding in the same truck and alerted them to the flames. “One of the girls saw the flames and said, ‘there’s a house on fire,’” he says. “We didn’t believe her at first, but we went back and me and Dillon hopped out of the truck and went into the house.” While firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly, the house is a complete write-off. “We did a defensive attack, shooting water on the exterior,” says Shirley. “Our initial concern was the exposure of the house on the west side.” Police are seeking the public’s assistance and anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP at 250832-6044 or Crime Stoppers.

This week The SilverBacks celebrated a double-overtime win over their arch rivals. See A21 for more. Kay McCracken breaks out her creepy new tale with a reading at Haney’s Spooktacular. See A27.


Scene: (Top) Assistant Fire Chief Rod Macfarlane, Fire Chief Brad Shirley and RCMP Const. Gwen McLennan inspect what’s left of a house on 10th Avenue SE destroyed by fire in the early hours Saturday. (Above) Firefighters battle the fire, burning in full force.

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Vital link in news chain By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF


Year after year, a small army of carriers has delivered the Shuswap Market News to homes in Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Chase. As newspapers across Canada celebrate National Carrier Week, circulation manager Valerie McMillen wants to make sure her 70 carriers know she appreciates their efforts. While the average age of the carriers is 13, some are as young as five and as old as 76, and some have been delivering papers for many years. “They are the ones I never hear from, the ones I never get any complaints about,” says McMillen, noting some carriers deliver the papers to supplement their incomes to the tune of $50 to $100 per month, while others simply want to keep fit. And this will do it, considering that, with flyers, each paper can weigh as much as one pound and the average route is 80 papers and takes over an hour to complete – on a good day. “I’ve got great carriers and I also have a couple of subs who float and go out and do routes when I need them,” McMillen says, noting carriers also deliver Sears catalogues. “And it’s not like the old days; now they have to put them in safe, dry places where they

won’t get wet or blown around. And there’s very hilly terrain, so it’s a big job.” This year, McMillen would particularly like to honour two reliable carriers who have developmental disabilities: Kris Pretty and Mike Dewart. Dewart has been delivering the paper since July, 2010. “Mike loves his job and he’s very proud of how quickly and efficiently he can get it done,” says McMillen. “He’s conscientious and dependable, I never have to worry about him. I know he’s doing the job and he’s doing it well.” Another happy and efficient carrier is Kris Pretty, who began his 100-paper route seven weeks ago. “People like it for the good job I am doing, they talk to me,” he says with pride, and a bit of apprehension as he injured his hip in a fall last winter and had to quit his beloved bowling for a while. “They didn’t clear the snow away.” Pretty’s paper route stretches from Okanagan Avenue and Second Street SE to Fourth Street and Second Avenue SE, where he has been warmly welcomed by area residents. Merrilea Young, an employment specialist with the Shuswap Association For Community Living (SACL), accompanies Pretty on his paper trail.


Door-to-door service: Kris Pretty delivers a newspaper to the front door of a house along his route. “People have been incredibly supportive – it’s just been awesome,” she says, noting the paper route increases Pretty’s independence by raising his income, and improves his sense of well-being. “Being part of the community and having a sense of purpose is tremendous.” “Yes,” adds Pretty, with a huge grin. “Helping people.” The care and attention to their routes is something that all the current carriers share, says McMillen, noting complaints are down to a minimum and most calls she receives are from people cancelling delivery because they are going away. “We do our best to make sure every route is covered and that the papers are delivered by 6 p.m. Friday at the latest,” says McMillen. Three routes are currently up for grabs – two in the Hillcrest area and one near Bastion

Salmon Arm Safeway is pleased to congratulate our local winners of the Winners Roll Scratch & Win contest. Kelly Weightman and Kate Stadnyk won a pair of Diamond earrings, and Helen Willis won $1000 cash! We are now holding our Annual Silent Auction for Breast Cancer Charity and would also like to thank the many local businesses that joined us in this fight and donated. Come by and see the many great items on display.

Elementary. Anyone who is interested in becoming a carrier can connect with McMillen at the Salmon Arm Observer/ Shuswap Market News office by phoning 250832-2131.

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Woman hopes to make the outdoors accessible Aviva grants: Public votes needed to support purchase of TrailRider chairs. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Debra McDonald is hoping to expand her horizons – and those of other individuals with disabilities. Diagnosed with MS in 1997, McDonald’s disease went into remission until 2003, when symptoms began to return. She says she has suffered a rapid decline in the past two-and-a-half years. “I can stand up for a couple of seconds,” she says, noting she worked in forestry for 20 years and has always been an avid outdoors enthusiast. McDonald now gets out as much as possible in her electric wheelchair. She has a raised-bed garden and enjoyed many summer days there. But McDonald would like to return to her beloved forest trails and she’s asking for help in making that dream come true. McDonald applied to Aviva Community Grants for funding for several TrailRiders. Referred to as a cross between a wheelbarrow and a rickshaw, the TrailRider is a specially designed wilderness access vehicle. It is essentially a modified wheelchair with the ability to travel on hiking trails through

the woods and up and down small hills with the aid of volunteers acting as “sherpas.” A precision-made vehicle, engineered to the highest specifications, it has taken hundreds of people with disabilities to places they never thought were attainable. “I would like to get three TrailRiders and provide opportunity within the disabled/ less mobile community,” says McDonald, who has started a nonprofit society but needs help with the next steps. “Everyone should have equal opportunity to visit the nature trails and view the birds, get fresh air, and have a social life.” McDonald rented a TrailRider from Vernon for a week and two of her friends took her out “off-roading” three times. “We tested it on gravel near the landfill and back into Broadview Villa park,” she says, noting her electric wheelchair cannot go on trails unless they are bone dry, and certainly not mountain trails – even places like Little Mountain Park are out of the question. “I had a grin from ear to ear the whole way. It was very safe, I felt secure. And it felt so nice to be out with friends.” But McDonald

maintains each trail trek would require more than two sherpas as it can be a strenuous effort. “It is a workout, because I’m six feet tall,” she laughs, noting she would like to see the creation of an organization like Kelowna Community Resources’ adaptive adventures program that offers cycling, hiking, paddling and snowshoe outings. McDonald says trips for disabled people have to be well thought out, planned and executed to meet needs around bathroom breaks and other issues. McDonald’s nonprofit association is known as ADAPTS (Adaptable Determination Adventure People TrailRider Society) and she recently created Community Recreational Initiatives Society, hoping to make an adaptive program and equipment available. If you can help either with funding or volunteering to take disabled people onto the trails, or help with moving the organization forward, call Debra McDonald at 250-832-1353. And check to see if McDonald made it to the second round of voting on the Aviva Community website at www.avivacommunityfund.or and vote for McDonald’s TrailRider project.

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Council approves Hudson proposal By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

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City council has approved a number of zoning amendments and easements necessary for development of the lot at 551 Hudson as proposed by developer Bill Laird. The overall plan is to subdivide the lot into two lots and construct two four-storey buildings, a “south� building along Hudson Ave. (to be built first) and a “north� building behind it. Both would have below-ground parking, and both are intended for office/commercial space. Issuance of the development permit required council’s approval of zoning amendments to increase the maximum height of the buildings from 20 metres (from Hudson) to 22.5, and to reduce the number of re-

quired off-street loading spaces from two to one per building. A number of easements were also required relating to access/egress, including an easement over a portion of city owned land. At a public hearing for the permit, city planner Kevin Pearson explained the height variances related to screening of rooftop mechanical equipment, and to have some “wiggle room� in relation to the spacing of floors. Regarding the easement on city land, Pearson explained the city would receive two easements on the northwest corner of Laird’s lot in exchange, which would allow public access along the city lane, into the Sixth street parking lot at two different levels. Pearson noted the concept plans also integrate a potential public parkade – lo-

cated between Fourth and Sixth streets – that the city could pursue in the future. Laird was the only person to speak at the hearing, noting the plan wasn’t as simple as he’d originally thought it would be. He noted the development would take advantage of existing grades, eliminating the need for ramps in his planned parking areas, or to the city’s lot. “What the city really gets out of this ‌ is access to a potential parkade, which will save us costs for taxpayers in the future to build parking that is necessary for our downtown core‌,â€? commented Coun. Chad Eliason, who with the rest of council voted to approve the development permit. “I think it’s a big boost for our downtown and I think it’s a great thing for us to support.â€?

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City council received a request from the Women’s Institute that the power plant be operated for domestic purposes, one weekday morning each week.

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Hugh McLeod and Harry Naylor of Salmon Arm won numerous medals and the CPR Trophy for their pig judging abilities at the provincewide competition in Essondale. They were selected, as well as the representatives to compete at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. City council agreed to support a request from merchant representatives Barker, Springes, and Wooding, for a CPR train from the east on Saturday nights, for the convenience of settler-shoppers.



A branch of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides was started in Sicamous by Const. and Mrs. Fetherstonhaugh. Jacques Metford, 19 years old, third-year honour student in the French language and literature at UBC, was named the winner of a bursary from Alliance Francaise. The Old Time Dance Club was preparing for a new season with C.G. Callas at the helm. G.A.Gobbett was vice-president and R.B.A. Cragg secretary.


Terminating a concession enjoyed by South Canoe residents since 1912, district council voted that free domestic water would no longer be enjoyed by anyone. A fire of undetermined origin in the post office was extinguished by the volunteer fire department with little damage. A well-attended reception was held at the home of Mrs. C.W. Donnelly to mark the golden wedding anniversary of her parents, longtime residents Mr. and Mrs. Lars Nelson.


The village commission has decided to hire a man to enforce parking regulations in Salmon Arm. Bruce Aten, who does custom combining work, reported that heavy rains had caused a loss of at least 25 per cent of local hay and grain crops.

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Topic no longer taboo When I started my career as a journalist 15 years ago, there were a few things you didn’t write about. Suicide was number one on that list. Unless it was an extremely well-known person or the death happened in an extremely public situation, suicide was pretty much a taboo topic in news stories. The basis for this comes out of a couple of philosophies. The first is the potential for copycat action. There have been medical studies showing suicide rates increase when newspaper articles about suicide are published. There was also a cloak of shame and stigma around suicide. A journalism prof once suggested to our class that a suicide carried out in the privacy of a home or other out-of-the-way location carried no real public interest and by publishing it, would do nothing more than to add to the burden of those left behind. But the journalist’s code, like so many things in our world today, has made a dramatic shift. The stigma regarding both mental illness and suicide appears to have lessened, which in my mind is a good thing. But in the world of the instant Facebook memorial page, the community is talking about suicide, whether the newspaper is or not. Indeed, parents or loved ones affected by suicide are now more likely to contact the media directly, asking for information to be published in hopes of raising awareness and preventing others from taking similar drastic action. We’ve had a couple of such situations in our newsroom, and it has always been difficult deciding how to handle the situation in our pages. With family support, we covered the suicide of 16-year-old Brad Jackson, also pointing to resources in the community for others to get help if they were feeling similar emotions. Since then, we have also covered awareness and prevention programs, like September’s World Suicide Prevention Day at Marine Park. There was information and sharing, followed by a remembrance ceremony for those who took their own lives. In other cases, a teen suicide isn’t even identified as such. Readers are simply left to read an obituary that usually notes, the young person “died suddenly,” which can mean any number of things. So we currently have no real policy on how to cover suicides, except to make the best judgment we can on a case-bycase basis. The apparent bullying-related suicide of Amanda Todd in the Lower Mainland has put the issue on the front pages. It is my hope this attention will help increase compassion and direct resources to help people who feel so desperate that taking their own life appears to be their best option. There is help in Salmon Arm for those in need. There is a 24hour crisis line at 1-888-353-2273 or Kids Help Phone at 1-800668-6868. Or if you are feeling desperate, call 911, go to the nearest emergency room or follow the emergency instructions provided by your doctor. We can no longer ignore suicide, but we can do our best to prevent it.



Social media rushes to judgment The tragic case of Amanda Todd, who took her own life after enduring years of torment, especially through online activities, is now wellknown. It has sparked numerous calls for an investigation into, and possibly criminal charges against, the man who allegedly attempted to blackmail her into conducting sexual behaviour over a webcam by threatening to distribute a topless “flashed” image to parents, peers and teachers. When she refused, the threat was carried out and, as Amanda noted in her now-viral YouTube video, she could never get those images back. Anonymous, an activist group of Internet hackers, recently published the name and address of a Vancouver-area man that the group claims was bullying and preying on Todd via the Internet. Clearly, this group believes they have sufficient

evidence, but are they the appropriate people to make such a determination? Now this man is the target of online threats by others vowing to carry out their own justice. It is possible that this man is indeed the perpetrator and, if so, deserves punishment for his heinous actions. But it is also possible that this man is not guilty and, if so, he is now enduring judgment at the hands and computers of vigilantes. We have a justice system in this country. It’s far from perfect, but it is based on the premise of innocent until proven guilty. Social media is turning any average Joe into judge, jury and possibly even executioner, all in the public forum. It would be poetic justice if these ‘hacktivists’ are right. But what if they aren’t? And where does that leave our society?

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The Observer asked:

What do you think of the changes to Salmon Arm’s downtown?

Barry Bebbington “Any improvement only helps the downtown area.”

Don Bergman “The downtown is starting to look renovated and hopefully it will draw more businesses and tourists.”

Lori Wheeler “I think it gives the downtown more character.”

Fantasies won’t keep B.C.’s ferries afloat he has doubled his repertoire of outraged sound bites to two. Along with every coffee-shop know-it-all on the Coast, Coons perpetually reminds us that ferries Tom Fletcher are “part of our highway system.” He remains convinced that this financially illiterate cliché somehow VICTORIA – It was a sunny Thanksgiving week- deals with the fact that even a subsidy approaching end when I took my first all-transit trip from Victoria $200 million this year can’t keep all those boats to Vancouver for a B.C. Lions football game. afloat forever. Despite all the doomsaying about people shunA family of four on a long driving trip faces simining ferries because of some media-determined lar price increases, when you factor in tolls, insur“tipping point” in fares, you wouldn’t have guessed ance, food and other costs beyond the fuel tank. But it that weekend. Articulated buses were jammed for some reason the “government” is supposed to coming and going from the Tsawwassen terminal to provide special relief to those who choose the most the Canada Line. inaccessible places to live. Returning to Vancouver Island on Coons’ latest tack is that BC Ferries Sunday, I was struck by the crowds, and has lost its way, trying to be a fancy For some reason the low cost: SkyTrain, express bus, the “government” is cruise ship service instead of giving walk-on passenger fare and express people basic transportation at an afsupposed to provide bus to Victoria totalled about $20. This fordable price. special relief to those explains the surge in walk-on traffic. That would be terrible if it were true. who choose the BC Ferries issued bulletins advising But those amenities on newer vessels first that Tsawwassen’s parking lot and are there because they make money, most inaccessible then Swartz Bay’s were full. The Tsawutilizing staff who have to be on board places to live. wassen First Nation’s shuttle parking anyway. As everyone but the NDP next door was overflowing, with cars seems to grasp, the big costs are fuel, tucked into every level space. And maintenance, and minimum crew leveven with hourly sailings, the major els to meet federal regulations, regardroute had plenty of vehicle traffic, with less of passenger revenue. Tom all available vessels running. I was reminded on the last busy Fletcher Now the long, late summer is gone, weekend of the year that the new coastand the political theatre resumes. al-class ferries kept vehicle capacity COLUMNIST Transportation Minister Mary Polak the same while increasing passenger picked up where the retiring Blair Lekspace. This choice anticipated today’s strom left off, reminding people that BC Ferries is travel reality nearly a decade ago. Good thing somegoing to deal with rising costs primarily by ceasing body was able to understand ferries as a business, as the practice of running vessels a third full or less. opposed to a welfare program for the reclusive and This comes as “consultation” begins with smaller the rich. ferry communities on where and when these sailings BC Ferries has already cut sailings on the Tsawwill be cut. And it follows the first major price-cap wassen-Duke Point route. As described in an eardecision by the newly empowered B.C. Ferry Com- lier column, this needlessly long run is the biggest missioner, Gord Macatee. He now can determine boondoggle in BC Ferries history, a Dave Barrettservice levels as well as fares, which are permitted era payoff to the union that continues today. to rise about four per cent in each of the next three Changes will now come to other routes that miniyears. mize shifts and overtime, rather than inflating them. The NDP’s ferry critic, North Coast MLA Garry Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist Coons, has also decided to transition to his govern- for Black Press and ment pensions next year. But before he sails away,


Maureen Stickney “It’s wonderful, but we need more condos so people can live in the downtown area.”

Tammy Blain “It’s a wonderful facelift for our downtown.”

Vote with your dollars Our family just took a cruise to Alaska to see the coastline before the worst of the debris field from Japan hit those beautiful shores and before any oil tankers start to ply those pristine waters. One of the passengers we met was a fellow who worked for years at the XL Food Plant in Alberta and he happily boasted that they processed approximately 4,000 cows a day, which totally grossed us out. My hubby watched a black and white, silent documentary years ago on the processing of animals in a slaughterhouse and got so grossed out that he went off beef for five years. Those are just our stories. We drove by a pig farm near Enderby once and were pleased to see that each sow and her piglets had a little home and pasture all to themselves. They were allowed to live out their short lives at least in a decent and humane way and it was so

much better than the fate of those animals that live in tiny, concrete pens or horribly crowded cages. Most of us are still meat eaters to some degree, but if we can reduce our consumption just a bit and also seek out and support those farmers that care and raise their meat animals as naturally as possible, then the existence of those massive factory farms will at least diminish in size. It may be good to get grossed out and scared for our health once in a while because our consumer dollars are where we put our vote, so to speak. It’s important that our government bodies know that we want to keep our small-scale farmers in business too, so take the time to let them know. Gandhi said that you could judge a society by how they treat their animals. That’s good food for thought at the dinner table. Margo Westaway

More recycling needed Dear Mayor Nancy Cooper: My name is Lauren Ough. I have noticed that downtown there are barely any recycling

bins. I was hoping that the city could put them around a bit more so people don’t litter or put their recycling in the garbage. Recycling the cans

and bottles I thought would be a good fundraiser for a local charity. Lauren Ough, age 10

Team expresses appreciation Re Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association’s hosting of the Female Midget Rep hockey tournament on Sept. 29/30: Thank you so much for hosting the tournament. We had an amazing time and bringing home silver was pretty

cool also. Thanks to all the volunteers and co-ordinators who gave their time; I know it takes a great deal of organization to put these events on. Our team bonded and parents also and we are stronger as a team mentally and physical-

ly I believe. It was perfect timing and it was just what we needed since we are all fairly new to each other. Again thanks so much, great job. Trish Brown, Langley Lightning Midget A

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Industry to receive tax break By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

Salmon Arm council has agreed to relieve some of the taxation burden on major industry. At their last regular meeting, council supported a motion from Coun. Alan Harrison to reduce the class 4/major industry multiplier in the 2013 taxation year. Effectively, this will result in a shift of $25,000 from class 4 to other property tax classifications. In addition, council has agreed to review the class 4 tax multiplier in August, 2014. “I think the summary really is that our class four taxation multiple is out of line with other

class four multiples within the province, and we need to make moves to bring it closer to being in line,” commented Harrison. “This is, albeit a small move, but I think it is an indication. And we have agreed that we would look at the multipliers again next August.” The move stems, in part, from a request by Federated Co-operatives Ltd. for a 50 per cent reduction in property taxes over a 10year period. This would amount to $275,000, or a 1.97 per cent tax decrease. “It should be noted council shifted $10,287.99 as a result of an assessment decrease of $192,100 for

Alan Harrison COUNCILLOR I think the summary really is that our class four taxation multiple is out of line… Class 4…,” writes city corporate service director Monica Dalziel in a memo to council. She then suggests the city could reduce the Class 4 multiple by 0.5 per cent in each of the next five years, shifting $25,000 annually. For a residence as-

sessed at $294,000, a $25,000 shift from major industry would result in an increase of $2.38. Dalziel notes there have been legal challenges in B.C. regarding the taxation paid by Class 4/major industry properties, and “from

time to time it has been mentioned to individual council members that it was thought that the Class 6 (business) property’s multiple is too high.” Coun. Chad Eliason called Harrison’s motion a small, but good start. “Not only is this a move that could possibly be legislated upon us… but it also is a message to that industry that those jobs are important to the City of Salmon Arm, that we do value those jobs and we are being proactive to keep those jobs in the community, and keep things moving forward with the forest industry in Salmon Arm,” said Eliason.


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City News and Public Notices NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY DISPOSITION AND EXCHANGE TAKE NOTICE that Council has approved the granting of 366 square metres (1,830 cubic metres) of easement area to W.H. Laird Holdings Ltd. (the “Developer”) for the purpose of access over two City properties. The Developer requires access over City lands for a development permit (File DP-390) approved for Lot 1, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan EPP397 (511 Hudson Avenue NE). The two City properties and areas to be encumbered by easements are described as follows: 1)

Lot 2, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan 31725 (410 4 Street NE), and Easement area = 329 square metres (1,647 cubic metres)


Lot 2, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan KAP64606 (561 - 6 Street NE) Easement area = 37 square metres (183 cubic metres)

The estimated value of the combined easement areas to be in favour of the Developer is $48,169. In exchange, the Developer will grant 324 square metres (1,172 cubic metres) of easement area to the City over Lot 1, Plan EPP397 (511 - Hudson Avenue NE), which would provide public access to two levels of a proposed parkade structure conceptually designed for the City’s Lot 2, Plan KAP64606 (561 - 6 Street NE). The estimated value of the combined easement areas to be in favour of the City is $34,344. In addition, the Developer has provided the City with a concept plan for a multilevel, public parkade intended for the City’s Lot 2, Plan KAP64606 (561 - 6 Street NE), which has been designed for cost effectiveness and a high degree of parking efficiency. The Developer is further required to provide a geotechnical report to ascertain soil conditions on that City property. The concept plan and the associated geotechnical report have a combined value of $13,379. For more information on this proposal, please contact Kevin Pearson, MCIP, Planning and Development Officer, City of Salmon Arm: 250-803-4011 or e-mail This public notice has been provided pursuant to Sections 26 and 94 of the Community Charter. C. Bannister Corporate Officer For more information call 250-803-4000

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Outbreak stresses the need to properly cook beef HEALTHY BITES

Serena Caner The recent XL beef recall has raised many questions about the safety of our food supply. While E. coli outbreaks are not new, never before has an outbreak had such geographic and economic ramifications. The temporary closure of XL Foods, which processes roughly one third of Canada’s beef, resulted in temporary layoffs of 2,000 workers, reduced the price of beef for cattle ranchers by about 10 cents a kilogram and infected people all across the country and even internationally. All of this has brought into question our dependence on centralized, industrialscale slaughterhouses. Ironically, our use of “mega slaughterhouses” started as a safety measure. In 2004, after mad

cow disease almost devastated the beef industry, stringent new meat inspection regulations were introduced in BC requiring all meat for human consumption to pass through a licensed, inspected slaughterhouse. This process was expensive and many small operators were unable to conform, putting them out of business and weakening our regional food production. The idea was that large commercial plants would be safer because they would be monitored more closely. A plant like XL has 46 inspectors on-site and can sell their products nationally, whereas a small provincially-regulated slaughterhouse is licensed, but lacks fulltime inspectors and can only sell their products

within B.C. So today, most friendly cows raised in B.C. are sold to a feedlot and trucked to one of three industrial slaughter and processing plants in Canada. In 2010, B.C. amended its meat inspection regulations and is currently reviewing the system that may facilitate more regional “farm-gate” operations in our province. This will not eliminate the risk of E. coli, but will minimize the impact of a contamination event. What is important to remember is that most harmful bacteria in food will be killed if cooked properly. The best way to reduce your risk of food contamination is to follow basic food safety tips: • Do not keep food in the “Danger Zone” (between 4 C and 60 C) for more than two hours. • Cook food to a safe internal temperature. (160 F or 71 C for ground beef) • Wash your hands

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Flood-damaged properties Learn to can get assessment review Speed Skate By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

Properties impacted by flooding over the summer may need to be re-evaluated by BC Assessment. The Okanagan office of BC Assessment is requesting updates from property owners who experienced property damage as a result of the heavy rains and flooding in the Columbia-Shuswap and the Central Okanagan. “Owners of property substantially damaged by flooding are asked to contact us before Oct. 31,” says Okanagan Deputy-Assessor Tracy Wall. “BC Assessment may reassess an impacted

property’s market value so its current condition is reflected in the 2013 Assessment Roll released next January.” BC Assessment especially wants to hear from owners of properties with substantially damaged structures and/or an eroded land base. The assessment authority notes that changes in assessments as a result of such damage/erosion not reflected in the 2013 assessment roll, can also be made through the property assessment review process, which occurs between Feb.1 and March 15, 2013 – to be reflected on revised assessment notices mailed out in

April. “We understand this is a difficult time for impacted property owners and we are working with local governments and other organizations to ensure that any necessary property assessment revisions are made in advance of the 2013 Roll,” says Wall. “Ultimately, however, we need property owners to advise us of their property damage to ensure their property values are amended.” The Okanagan office can be reached at 1-800-763-8300, or by email at Okanagan@ More information can be found online at

Parks and Rec open house tonight By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

If you would like to hear more about future plans for parks and recreation, or would like to provide input, attend a meeting tonight. The city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, as well as the Cemetery Master Plan, will be the focus at an open house Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. The open house runs from 6 to 9 p.m., with a presentation from Lees and Associates, Land-

scape Architects and Planners, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with information panels available for public review and comment from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The presentation will include the themes and key findings from the first couple of rounds of consultation on the parks and recreation plan, as well as recommendations based on feedback. The cemetery plan will also be reviewed, with information panels outlining interment options in the new cemetery. In an earlier pre-

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Will be held at the SHUSWAP ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Avenue NE, Salmon Arm Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Business: Review of theatre operations. Directors’ reports. Auditor’s report. Election of Directors (the Nominating Committee has nominated for election Joan Sholinder, Georgia McLeod and John Henderson Any further nominations for directors must be received in writing no later than October 31, 2012, and must be made in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 15 of the Bylaws of the Salmar Community Association, a full copy of which is available at: Any other business arising. Georgia McLeod, Secretary 250-832-7444

sentation to council on initial findings, the consultants said a key theme was the need for an upgrade to the city swimming pool. Other recommendations included more ball diamonds, more walking and biking trails, and more indoor floor space for a variety of sports.

Staff have been hoping to bring a final draft of the plan to council in November.

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The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure gives notice pursuant to Section 2.2 of the Transportation Act that an application has been made to change the name of Horner Place within the Highlands Development to Panoramic Way to better reflect its location. In addition, as a result of highway improvements, Golf Course Drive will be extended to include Fairway Hills Road and portions of Centennial Drive and Forest Drive. Anyone wanting to provide comments of support or opposition to the proposed road name changes should do so in writing no later than November 16, 2012, to the Salmon Arm Area Office at PO Box 100, 16th Street NE, Suite 850C, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S4.

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Spotlight on mental illness Ride Don’t Hide: Michael Schratter is working to eliminate stigma. By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

For Michael Schratter, silence is the enemy. In 1995, Schratter was diagnosed with hypomania, a form of bipolar disorder. He had an illness, and yet was told to hide his pain and struggle for fear of what others might think. “If you have a broken arm in a cast, people know there’s pain and they have empathy and offer help. With mental illness, you are to be ashamed and silent because if you share, you could be in a worse position than if you kept your mouth shut,” said the effusive former Vernon resident to a crowd of students at Okanagan College and Salmon Arm Secondary on Monday. His experience with his illness, sparked the idea for the Ride Don’t Hide campaign, which, 15 years after his diagnosis, saw Schratter ride 40,000 kilometres

around the world to raise awareness about the stigma surrounding conditions like depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. He also raised roughly $67,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association. Statistics show that one in five Canadians will suffer from mental health issues at some point in their lives. Schratter has also created a website www., where people can share their stories about mental illness or show their support for those suffering. While he notes the response has offered many a chance to share in a safe, supportive place, others have posted stories, only to later request they be pulled off the site. Youth are particularly at risk, with the suicide being the second largest killer of Canadian young people. “The first is car accidents and think of

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L to R: Darrell, Brian, Connie & Nick and our shop dogs Dexter, Fritz and Gizmo.

L to R: Chuck, Andrew, Shelby, Bob, Sherri and Bill. If you are looking for used auto parts, call Westside Used Auto Parts, “Where service is a pleasure, never a problem!” Since 1992, Westside has offered used auto parts from vans, pick-ups, domestic and import cars. When purchasing your used auto parts, you receive a 120 day warranty. If Westside doesn’t have the part you’re after, the experienced staff can find the part on their satellite parts locating network. Westside offers old vehicle removal as well.

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L to R: Heather, Laurie, Jon, Rob & Thelma Inset left: Bob, Pest Control Mgr. Inset right: Cindy, Customer Service Rep Buckerfield’s knowledgeable staff pride themselves on fast, friendly, courteous service. They are your onestop shop, from the many lines of pet food, treats, and accessories to the animal feed, minerals, tack, health & husbandry products. Buckerfield’s can cover all the needs of the sole pet owner, to the wild bird lover, to the large scale farmer. If that isn’t enough, we also cater to our local gardeners with our seasonal greenhouse full of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. Seeds, soil, fertilizers, pesticides, pots, trellises, and pond supplies, we have something for everyone. Come check out our indoor plant section, with weekly deliveries, new stock is constantly arriving. From fence posts to chicken wire, we can also assist you in all of your fencing and landscaping requirements. So much to mention, in such little space! We also have a huge pet department with beds, toys, crates, food, leashes and more.

Preventative maintenance for your vehicle is so important these days. With everything so expensive today, looking after your vehicle can stop some costly repairs. Here at CenterPoint Automotive we look after you and your vehicle as we follow the factory maintenance guide and use factory approved oils and parts for your type of car or truck. We are fully trained and are a fully equipped shop. We also now have CenterPoint Truck Service Centre open, performing diesel truck repairs and servicing, especially Ford 7.3 and 6.0 litres. That doesn’t mean that we don’t do others as well. We also specialize in Honda, Toyota, Subaru and VW to Audi, along with every other manufacturer, like Ford, Chevrolet and Chrysler the other foreign cars. Connie Russel is our new Service Advisor. She’s our technician’s right-hand gal. Darrell Snow, Nick Spottock and myself, Brian Browning, have the skills and training to perform whatever maintenance, repair or modification your vehicle may require. We have a commitment to acquire the tools and knowledge that it takes to work on the new high tech vehicles of today. We would like to invite you to come by the shop and see what we can do for you.

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H2O4U Greg and Andrea LaForge bought H2O4U Water Pure & Simple in December 2010. They offer purified water delivery to your home or business. They provide service to Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Chase and the surrounding areas. H2O4U offers a complete line of premium water filtration products from BPA free water bottles and coolers to the most high tech reverse osmosis water and remineralized PH water. If you choose to pick up your own water you can stop in at their downtown location and either Greg or Tony will assist you. They sanitize your bottles, then fill them and place on a new cap. They will even carry them to your car. If you are needing water after hours they have two 24 Water Vending locations. One is at their store and the other is at the top of the hill next to Domino’s Pizza. H2O4U your purified water source for the Shuswap.

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The 12 trucks at Ben’s Towing can haul anything from motorcycles, cars and trucks to RVs and Semis. A 45 ft. Landoll equipment trailer and 21 ft. deck truck that also hauls small buildings, ship containers or light equipment, says owner Ben Honcoop. “These are very versatile pieces of equipment: 2 heavy tandems, wreckers and a 40 ton unit.” Ben is the BCAA contractor for Salmon Arm and the surrounding area. “We tow for GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan and Toyota’s Roadside Assistance plans as well as many other clubs.” Since 1980 Ben’s Towing has been situated on two acres on 42nd Street in southwest Salmon Arm and now has nine employees. Owner Ben Honcoop has been in the towing business for over 34 years, “and I still love doing what I do,” Honcoop says. Ben’s Towing’s main service area is the Shuswap and the North Okanagan, and Ben’s heavy hydraulic wreckers also work in Vernon, Enderby, Armstrong & Sicamous, with long distance hauls to Vancouver and Calgary. The motto at Ben’s Towing is: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going at Ben’s Towing!”

When we moved to SA in 2005, Wade went to get his oil changed - the soonest it could be done was 2 weeks. Since we had used the Great Canadian Oil Change in Fort St John, we decided to look into opening one here. It took a long time to get all of the property approvals from various levels of government. Wade & Heather Nicholson Finally opening in July 2011, we have been steadily growing ever since. Our record number of cars was last year on our grand opening - we put 80 cars through in one day! We have 6 employees besides ourselves and sometimes our kids work for us too. There is no appointment needed, just drive through like at a fast food restaurant - only we work on your car instead. You will be offered a cup of coffee or water, and a paper to read while you wait, but the wait isn’t very long. A basic oil change can be done as fast as 10 minutes. We change oil and filters, and also do air and fuel filters. We do a lot of education - for example, many people do not know that most vehicles now have a cabin air filter - it works just like your furnace filter at home, to filter the air from the heater or air conditioner. So we let them know about that filter, then we can check it and replace it if needed. Since it may not have been checked in a long time, if ever, it is often very dirty, and may even have a mouse nest in it! We have special equipment to do complete flushes on the transmission and on the radiator - our guys say it’s like putting your car on dialysis! Except instead of just filtering the fluid, we replace it with nice fresh clean fluid. We are partnered with Valvoline. They have over 100 years of experience “under the hood” and they offer NextGen, a recycled oil that still qualifies for the same engine guarantee as their regular oils.

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The Looking Glass Studio of Hair was established in 1988. Passionate about our profession, we, as hairstylists, have the gift to not only lift the hair, but the spirit as well. I like to call it “Hairapy!” I would like to thank all my friends and clients for having the trust in me to be a positive part of their day. Together, we are able to make a difference in the mirror, and in the heart. “…though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it within us or find it not.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Now in year 6 at the Lady in the Tub Bed & Bath Boutique, GalePaule Davison continues to be the go-to place for all-natural hand-made soaps, salts, oils, lotions & potions! These are for the most important people - her customers. The ever-popular bulk refillable products are still available. Sheets, towels and unique home décor items are also to be found. Located in the front of Samson Cleaning Supply the other half of The “Mom & Pop Soap Shops”!

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Ruth Van der Meer has been at Jacobson Ford for 27 years. The staff loves Ruth as she handles the payroll and payables at Ford. Charlene Schindel is our official greeter at Jacobson Ford. She’s been our receptionist for 14 years and always greets you with a cheerful smile. Tracy Potter has been Jacobson Ford’s comptroller for 9 years. She has been diligently overseeing the accounts and financial matters at the dealership. Patti Root is one of our Financial Services Managers. She assists our customers with their best options in financing their vehicles. Krista Schneider is our inventory clerk, and is also the assistant to . a, Tracy & Ruth st ri K y, d ru T our Comptroller. y, Kelse L to R: Charlene, Trudy Richmond recently re-joined the Jacobson Ford team. She works hard for us in the accounts receiveable and accounts payable department. Lei Anne Compton is our Fixed Operations Manager. You’ll find Lei-Anne in the Service Department. She has a wealth of knowledge backed by over 20 years experience in parts and service. Kelsey Hucul is in our Marketing Department. She also handles our website. One of her other duties is creating the invisishield packages (that’s vinyl vehicle protection).

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Salmon Arm 250 832-2101 • Toll Free 1-877-6 1-877-603-FORD (3673)

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October 21 to 27, 2012


omen in business

Many generations of women have worked very hard to assume a place that reflects their skills, their abilities, and their knowledge. Canadian women were not even considered “persons” in the legal sense before 1929. Today, over 60% of women earn an income, and 80% of women decide on the purchase of products and services, for themselves and their families.

Kristine Sterling Bohnsack Sterling Bookkeeping offers complete bookkeeping service to businesses in Sicamous, Salmon Arm and surrounding area. With over 36 years experience we offer clients a full range of services including accounts receivable and payable, payroll, government submissions and more. If you would be interested in meeting to discuss your business please call or email me.

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Debbie Kessler of All Ways Scrapbooking recently went into a new home based business venture that involves a hobby she has loved for years. Married mother of four to her high school sweetheart, she originally was introduced to the art of scrapbooking 12 years ago by her mother. She was instantly hooked! Happily offering her fellow crafters up to date supplies at competitive pricing and a wide variety of services, crafting options and ideas. Debbie is keen to accomodate customer requests and encourages new ideas she may not have or carry for stock. To view all my scrapbooking visit my website at www. Call 250-833-0104 or email me through the contact form on my website. Servicing greater Salmon Arm and the Shuswap. I look forward to successful scrapbooking.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Salmon Arm. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University and graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1989 from McGill University in Montreal. Elizabeth opened her dental clinic in The Mall at Piccadilly 19 years ago. • Digital Radiographs • White Restorations • Crowns • Bleaching • Orthodontics/Invisalign • Partial and complete dentures • Crowns/Dentures over Implants

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Eileen Parker has been with Braby Motors for 22 years. She is the Office Manager for the dealership and is responsible for payroll, payables, receivables, month end financials and reception when it is needed. Lisa Honcoop & Brenda Andreas have a combined 42 years of dealership business office experience. Lisa and Brenda both arrange financing whether you are buying or leasing a vehicle and they are also responsible for paperwork on all vehicle sales. They also offer customers protection packages and warranties.. Cheryl Campbell is Braby Motors’ IT person who also works in the office doing postings, performance reports, reconciling accounts, reception as needed and any other office duties as assigned or needed. She has been with Braby for 15 years.

Wanda Barton has been with Braby Motors for 3 years. Wanda works in the Service Department in reception and she handles parts delivery and also shuttles customers to and from the dealership while their vehicles are being serviced. Paula Christensen is a member of the Braby Motors sales team since 2010. Paula can assist you with all of your vehicle purchases. Kaleigh Hosier is Braby Motors’ princess. All kidding aside, she is the voice behind the phone. You’ll find her most days at the reception desk. Besides her reception duties, she also takes care of the website maintenance and other general office tasks. Kali Gervais works in our detail department. She’s the gal who cleans your vehicle when you bring it in for service.

Wanda, Paula, Brenda, Kaleigh, Cheryl, Lisa & Eileen. Missing Kali.

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Women in Business Week October 21 to 27, 2012 Donna Rao

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher When I arrived in this area from Vancouver in 2004, I was welcomed warmly by a group of yoga students. That one class grew to 7 classes a week, with differing levels from the most gentle to more invigorating. In 2007 I co-founded Namaste Yoga and Wellness Centre on Hudson Ave. I love how yoga has brought many people to a better understanding of themselves. I hear many stories of major and minor changes that have occurred from doing this wonderful practise. And you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. My extensive training involves how to use a variety of props which can aid in better alignment to open and strengthen. And then there are times when props are not used. Seeing and understanding and making adjustments with students is a very important part of my background. It is almost 30 years since I started practicing yoga. I am incredibly thankful to everyone in the area who have been so supportive since moving here in 2004. Teaching and practicing yoga have been fulfilling and joyful. I look forward to continue teaching classes at the New Studio opening at the corner of Hudson and Alexander in November.

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Bonnie VandeVosse Clothing for the whole family, whether you’re from the country or just like something different to wear living in the Shuswap. We have lots of repeat customers and, being animal lovers, we carry gifts and stuff for dogs, cats and especially horses. My staff make you feel special. Trends have changed over the years but we still follow the Cowboy Way: hats, boots and snap shirts! After 21 years we have moved just down the hall to a bigger and brighter store. Come in and check us out. Variety is the spice and the flavour of the West!


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Zoë Stevens Zoë Stevens is a resident of Salmon Arm and was commissioned as a Notary Public in 2005 after her studies at UBC and SFU. She operates a full time practice in both her Vernon and Salmon Arm offices. She acts for her clients in the areas of Real Estate Transfers, Mortgages, Subdivisions, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements and other various Notarial Services. Zoë’s mission is to provide highly skilled and efficient legal services of the utmost quality.

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Has a great team of women employees, many of whom have been with us for a long time. Their work is a vital part of our success and we salute them and the amazing job that they do.

SWIB Executive (front left to right): Candi Staley, Diana Walker, (back left to right): Tara Shantz, Liz-Anne Munro Lamarre, Monica Kriese, Nancy Whitticase, missing Lucy Hurlen.

Monthly Business luncheons are held the 3rd Monday of each month - at the Podollan Inn - and often feature a guest speaker as well as the opportunity to network, motivate, and educate ourselves.

L to R: Laurie, Mona, Karen, Kathy, Chantelle, Dawn, Jill. Missing: Nancy. Karen Lord is Salmon Arm GM’s Business Manager. For 18 years she has taken care of our customer’s financial needs, presenting them with their options and helpingthem to find the best financing available. Nancy Rhea has been with Salmon Arm GM for the past 5 years as our other Business Manager. She assists our customers with their financial needs. Cathy Chipman has recently returned to Salmon Arm GM as one of our Service Consultants. Cathy gets all the information on customer’s vehicles, she goes over all the work done, and ensures

that all technicians in the service department are fully up-to-date in their training. Dawn Sanderson has been with Salmon Arm GM for 15 years. In her position as Accounting Clerk she is responsible for payroll, all deals and warranties. Mona Oberst has been with Salmon Arm GM for 9 years. As our other Accounting Clerk, Mona is responsible for all payables, receivables and deposits for the company. Chantelle Walters has been the friendly voice of Salmon Arm GM for over 11 years. As our front office receptionist Chantelle

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answers the phone, directs calls as well as being responsible for paying-out vehicles, monthly inventory and ordering all of our supplies. Jill Gale has been with Salmon Arm GM for 2 years. She looks after our service reminders for your vehicle needs and also manages our website. Jill can also be found in the showroom as a sales consultant on busy days. Laurie Bannister is the co-owner of Salmon Arm GM with her husband Mark. Laurie’s number one priority is making sure that Salmon Arm GM’s customers are happy.

SWIB offers many benefits to its members including A venue to promote yourself/your business at business meetings and functions, which gives you a stronger community profile - for more information visit our website. Shuswap Women in Business are the proud sponsor of the “Outstanding Woman in Leadership” Award at the 2013 “It’s All About Women Conference and Exhibition” and each year donate $500 to Okanagan College - Salmon Arm for the Shuswap Women in Business Annual Bursary. Supporting women in business by sharing knowledge, experience, information and ideas. For more information go to: or email

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SilverBacks battle Snakes to OT win Turn-around: Gorillas accumulate three victories in their last four games. They’ve conceded they won’t lead the BCHL in goals this season but the Salmon Arm SilverBacks continue to refine the formula that’s given them three wins in their last four games. The most recent results were a 3-2 overtime win against the Vernon Vipers Friday, and a 4-3 loss to the Coquitlam Express Saturday which snapped their three-game win streak. “Coach Robinson pointed it out recently; we’re going to win games 2-1 and 3-2,” noted SilverBacks defenceman Brendan Kennedy. “We’re not an overpowering offensive force, but if we can score two or three, that’s the recipe. We’ll try to not give up too many opportunities and capitalize when we can.” Against the Express, the ’Backs had built a two-goal lead midway through the second period on goals by Alex Gillies and Brock Balson, but the visitors showed resolve in

three goals in five minutes to take a one-goal lead after 40 minutes. Brandon Mistal tied the game before Brady Shaw scored his second of the game to clinch it for Coquitlam. “We’ve had a tendency to have a bit of a lull in the second period and not respond well when the other team scores,” said Kennedy. “It’s part of being a young team; I think we played just as hard as we did against Vernon but it didn’t happen to work out for us on Saturday night.” Kennedy says the team’s success in overtime and in tight, lowscoring games gives them confidence as have some comeback wins. They’re also 3-1 now in overtime games and they added to that record Friday against Vernon. Twice Salmon Arm came back to tie the game, and after Aaron Hadley had given the visitors a 2-1 lead in the third period, it was hometown hero Shane Hanna sending it to overtime with a goal in

the dying seconds. “We did it (came from behind) the weekend before on (Vancouver) Island, so in the back of our minds, we knew we were capable of it,” said Kennedy. “We didn’t give up after they scored that (goahead) goal; we pushed right to the end there.” And it paid off with Hanna cruising in from the point and jumping on a rebound from a scramble in front of the net. In overtime, it was Jason Trott providing the winner. “Vernon always brings a couple hundred fans to our barn,” said Kennedy. “For us to beat them in that kind of fashion was pretty exciting. “I think that on a consistent basis, we’ve gotten a lot better at generating chances. We move the puck up to the forwards and we’ve got a young group of forwards, but they’re starting to find their way.” Coming up this weekend is another pair of home games against Penticton (Friday, 7 p.m.) and West


Yahoo: Above, Salmon Arm SilverBack #10 Jeff Kennedy celebrates his team’s 3-2 double overtime victory Friday over the Vernon Vipers. Below, Salmon Arm hometown hero #12 Shane Hanna attempts to get the puck past the Vernon netminder. Kelowna (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and a road game Sunday at 2 p.m. in Merritt. “We’d just like to make the statement that we’ve gotten so much better since the Showcase,” said Kennedy. “Although our record doesn’t show it right now, we want to prove we can compete with those top teams like Penticton and West Kelowna.”

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Duxbury recognized Salmon Arm’s Jorri Duxbury was presented with a CIS Academic All Canadian Award at a celebratory banquet at Thompson Rivers University on Oct. 2. The university was honouring its top scholar athletes, who must attain an 80 per cent average or higher. Duxbury is a third-year player with the TRU WolfPack basketball team and is enrolled in science.

Fixtures in the line-up Salmon Arm’s Jill Flockhart, a midfielder with the University of Idaho Vandals soccer team, is one of three players on the team who have started every game of their Idaho careers, 77 in a row and counting. They officially broke Idaho’s career starts record on the Sept. 30 weekend, then broke Idaho’s career games played record on Oct.7.

Outdoor films coming Warren Miller’s Flow State will show Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. at the annual movie celebration of alpine skiing, hosted by Skookum Cycle and Ski which raises funds for the Larch Hills Nordic Race Team. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. Tickets available at Skookum or from a Larch Hills nordic racer. A portion of proceeds goes to the Larch Hills Nordic Race Team. Local refreshments and valuable prizes. The Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival is on Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. at the Salmar Classic as a fundraiser for the Shuswap Search and Rescue Society. Get your tickets early at Wearabouts.

Indoor soccer begins Registration is now open for the fall indoor soccer program, U3 to U8 children born in 2004 to 2009. Come for an hour of fun and games from 3 to 4 p.m., starts Oct. 24 and runs for eight weeks. For the U9 to U18s born in 1995 to 2003, there is the Street Soccer program, starting Oct. 23. Participants will play with three to four teams per side for one-hour sessions. For those wanting to take their game to the next level, come Sunday afternoons for the Fall/Winter Skills program. Sign up early for children born in 1995 to 2003. For more info, go to

Try floor curling Floor curling runs Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Seniors 5th Avenue Activity Centre.

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Speedy team takes top spots Another race, another victory for the Salmon Arm Secondary crosscountry running team. The team came away with three first-place team ribbons in the Senior Boys and Girls and Junior Boys races. Thomas Hardy and Glynnis Sim were the fastest overall on the course. Emmy Sim placed first in the Senior Girls division, Stella Mozin fourth, Katie Harding fifth, Lisa Petterson sixth, followed by Sam Bergman, Sam Wex, Jasmine Hare and Silken Kleer. In the Junior Girls category, Rebecca McDonald was fifth and Elena Bruns seventh. In the boys’ race it was a sea of blue. Following Thomas Hardy, who won his race by almost two minutes, came Cole Smith, fourth in Senior Boys, Wilson Hlina fifth, Kyle Flatman sixth, John Connor seventh, James Whitehead eighth, Nic Dicastri 17th and Derrick Wrench 23rd.


Zoom: Salmon Arm Secondary student Thomas Hardy crosses the finish line to win the boys category of the annual SAS North Zone cross-country race Wednesday at the SASCU Sports Field, while junior girl Glynnis Sim takes first overall in the girls’ division. Salmon Arm Jr Boys swept the podium with Alexander Corbett in first, James Hardy sec-

ond, Andrew Nash third, Nelson Kleer sixth, Seth van Varseveld ninth, Lukas Allen tenth, and

and then on Tuesday, Oct. 23 they will participate in the Okanagans in Summerland.

Silvertips split weekend games Salmon Arm Peewee Tier 3 Silvertips played back-to-back away games in Merritt over the past weekend, losing the first game on Saturday 5-3 but winning the second game on Sunday 6-4. Goal scorers included: Brayden Haskell, Colton Irmen, Jacob Tuden, Jordan Fournier and Owen Langtry. It appeared the win on Sunday was due to a stronger effort and a first period four-goal lead. Of note, Colby “Freight Train” Jep-

son led the charge with bone-crushing body checks which appeared to take the Merritt players by surprise. Head Coach Troy Haskell was satisfied with the effort of his players and expressed that although the team is in a development stage, this year’s season looks promising.

Tough contests The L. Turner Contracting Salmon Arm SilverBacks Atom A Development team

played a pair of games this past weekend, welcoming Merritt to the centre on Saturday, and then heading west to face Kamloops for an exhibition game on Sunday. After spotting the visitors three goals on Saturday, Connor McKee of the ’Backs opened the scoring for the home team, pushing hard down the left wing and ripping a low, hard shot past the Merritt netminder. The opener seemed to spark

Winning bridge

the ’Backs, and Taylor Howard put them within one a couple of minutes later, finishing a series of plays where the homeboys pounded Merritt with relentless pressure. From that point on, the teams would trade goals back and forth, the visitors going up by two and Salmon Arm clawing back within one each time. Goals by Colby Feist and Brayden Hessler (2) saw the ’Backs down 7-5 late in the third. A fantastic

glove save by Gabriel Murrells-Allaway with under eight minutes left in the game kept Salmon Arm within reach, but unfortunately for the home fans, that was as close as they’d come. A fast and physical Kamloops team proved too much for the ’Backs in their second of two in a row, as they lost 11-4 on the road on Sunday. Scoring for Salmon Arm were Colby Feist, Zander Stewart on the PP and Taylor Howard (2).

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Oct. 1: 1. Sylvester Wysoki, 2. Bruce Motherwell, 3. June Scott, 4. Peter Siemens. Oct. 2: 1. Ona Bouchard & Ruth Embree, 2. Doreen & Dennis Roberts, 3. Dan Quilty & Michael Clayton, 4. Judy Harris & Tom McNie. The Salmon Arm Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Tuesday evening. Everyone welcome. For more info, call 250-832-7454 or 250-832-7323. Oct. 7: 1. Peggy Fetterly & Len Magri, 2. Tied for second were Nan Blackburn & Carol McGregor and Dan Quilty & Gerry Chatelaine. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

Jake Stephens 16th. The team heads to Kal Provincial Park for the North Zones today,


Salmon Arm Secondary Golds Junior Varsity defence closes in on a Mt. Boucherie Bears ball carrier during the Bears 28-12 win Friday evening at the SASCU Little Mountain Sports Field. The Golds Varsity team fell 42-8 to Mt. Boucherie. On Sunday, in Southern Interior Football Conference play, the Salmon Arm JB Broncos tromped on Kamloops 46-6, while the Kamloops Peewee Wildcats scored 28 second-half points to beat the Salmon Arm Colts 34-14.

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Bell off to nationals


Eye on the prize: Salmon Arm’s Cody Bell practises for the national championships in Ontario, where he will compete.

Salmon Arm’s Cody Bell from UBC Okanagan is competing in the 2012 PING CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) Golf National Championships this week, along with one other male golfer from UBCO. After a PacWest regular season in which the university team finished fourth in the standings, the men are looking forward to their chance to compete against some of the best golfers in Canada. “I’m looking forward to not only competing at nationals, but representing myself, my team, and my school on such a big stage,” said Cody Bell, a second-year golfer with the university. A standout on the men’s team, Bell will be competing in his second national championship tournament, having travelled to P.E.I to compete


in the 2011 PING CCAA National Championships. He is accompanied by teammate Will Deck from Kelowna, also a provincial all-star, who matched Bell in the PacWest standings for third in individual scoring with 586 strokes. Bell is confident the pair will be able to make a statement on the national stage. “If we play the type of golf we’re capable of, we can do really well in this tournament,” added Bell. “For me, if I can do well off the tee box, I will be in good shape.” The first of the three rounds start Wednesday morning and the championships wrap up Friday. Hosted by Durham College in Oshawa, Ont., the tournament will see the best teams from across the country meet and compete for the championship title.

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Vernon winning both periods for a final score of 6-4. Scoring for the Ring Robbers were Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby and Chloe Latosky with assists by Natasha Kociuba and Delaney Perry.



The 2012-13 ringette season began for the Shuswap Ring Robbers Novice Ringette team on Saturday, as they faced off against Vernon at the Enderby Arena. The Ring Robbers team consists of players Phoebe Barnes, Camille Boileau, Ryann Decker, Katie Findlay, Brianna Howard, Natasha Kociuba, Chloe Latosky, Hannah Maddock, Teegan Maddock, Abigail May, Mackenzie Mount, Delaney Perry, Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby, and Brooklyn Sewell; head coach is Kristina Petitclerc, with assistants Bruce Anderson and Janet Mount. Manager is Sheri Kociuba. It was a fine showing by all players, with

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Swimmers qualify for BC’s This first meet of the season for the Shuswap Swimming Team showed a lot of promise. Olin Mosher and Bree Cooper returned from the KISU Triple Pentathlon Invitational Swim Meet on Oct. 12 to 14 with second place overall finishes, while five Shuswap Swimmers qualified for provincials. Seventeen local swimmers attended. The competition was unique, offering five different races each day, with each swimmer eligible to race all five, or up to 15 races on the weekend. At the end of each day, the swimmers results were tallied up by a total amount of time taken to perform each race, and that time then ranked the swimmers. So, not only were swimmers ranked in individual races, but in daily totals as well. For the Shuswap Swimming Team, the daily pentathlon results were: • Day 1 – 100-metre backstroke, 100-m breaststroke, 100-m butterfly, 100-m freestyle and 200-m individual medley • Girls, 12 and under – Jenna Tiedeman 24th place; Sandra Hall 31st

place; Molly Fogarty 32nd place. 13 to 14-year-old girls – Emma Pyle 12th place. 15 and older – Bree Cooper 2nd place; Jessie-May Baird 21st place; Virginia Flahr 23rd place. • Boys: 12 and under – Olin Mosher first place; Jacob Rambo 8th place; Ethan Pyle 13th place. 13- to 14-year-old boys – Thomas Flahr 4th place; Torrey McKee 18th place. • Day 2 – 200-m backstroke, 200-m breaststroke, 200-m butterfly, 200-m freestyle and 400-m individual medley. • Girls: 13 to 14-year-old girls – Emma Pyle 15th. 15 and older – Bree Cooper third; JessieMay Baird 19th place. • Boys: 12 and under boys – Olin Mosher second. 13- to 14-year-old boys – Ethan Quilty 10th place; Ty WebsterLocke 13th place; Torrey McKee 16th place. 15 and older boys – Logan Pilias 16th place. • Day 3 - 50-m backstroke, 50-m breaststroke, 50-m butterfly, 50-m freestyle and 100m individual medley.

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• Girls: 12 and under – Jenna Tiedeman 43rd place; Molly Fogarty 45th place. 13 to 14-year-old girls – Paige Coutlee 11th place; Emma Pyle 16th place. 15 and older girls – Bree Cooper second; Jessie-May Baird 22nd place. • Boys: 11-12 boys – Olin Mosher 2nd; Jacob Rambo 10th place; Ethan Pyle 14th; and Garret Wasylenki 17th place. 13 to 14-year-old boys – Ty WebsterLocke 15th place; Torrey McKee 18th place. 15 and over – Logan

Pilias 17th place. • Triple Pentathlon Overall Top 3 results rankings were, in girls, 15 and over, – Bree Cooper 2nd place. In 12-and-under boys, Olin Mosher took 2nd place. Topping it off, several swimmers have qualified for upcoming Provincial Level Swim Meets already, based upon their results from this swim meet. Olin Mosher, Ethan Quilty, Logan Pilias and Thomas Flahr all earned their qualifying time standards for the Swim BC “AA” Provincial Short Course Championships to be held on the weekend of Feb. 8-10 in Sur-


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REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING FALL INDOOR PROGRAMMING For the U3-U8 Born in 2004-09 join Coach Eugene Roy Wednesdays from 3-4pm for an hour of FUN and games while learning the FUNdamental skills of soccer. This eight week program begins October 24th. The U9-U18 Born in 1995-2003 can join our games only “Street Soccer” Program. Pre-registration is required. Children will be divided into equal teams of 3-4 a side and play 3 or 4 games in a one hour session. Starting October 23rd For those looking to take their game to the next level join Canadian National A Licence and current Thompson Rivers University Coach John Antulov Sunday afternoons for SYSA’s Fall/Winter Skills program. Don’t be disappointed sign your child up early for this program as last year we filled up early and had to unfortunately turn children away. If you’re looking for the BEST Coaching possible for your child, this is the program for them. This skills program is open to children born in 19952003 As always for detailed information and online registration for these or any other SYSA programming, go to our website or call the office at 250-833-5607


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Look ing for the upside in the downtu rn T By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

he harvest is in, the jam is made and wild grape juice is bubbling its way into wine. Iconic Canadian comedian Lorne Elliott is now ready to leave the sanctuary of his Hudson, Que. farm for the bright lights and bustle of a western tour. Fortunately, he’s heading in our direction with his new show, The Upside of the Downturn, which he will present at the Salmar Classic Theatre Friday, Oct. 26. A talented playwright as well, Elliott finds contentment on his farm and fodder for his plays and shows in day-to-day life. He has also begun to describe himself as an activist, a trait he says has been growing with age. And he sees the trend growing among other Canadians too. Elliott tries to spend part of each year in PEI and says he aimed his activist sights on the Charlottetown Festival, where he and many other Canadian playwrights, musicians and singers have always been welcome to share their talent. “I’m worried they’re trying to change the mandate,” he says, noting a powerful international lobby group made a substantial donation to the Conservative Party in 2006 and their acts have now been included at the previously all-Canadian festival. “It’s politics. The festival is being sold out from under our feet.” While bashing the government of the day is any comedian’s responsibility, Elliott says there is a difference in Canada. “Having such a crappy government is turning Canadians into activists, but this is too crappy,” he says. “It’s in the air – there’s some kind of change going on. Canadians don’t like stuff being rammed down their throats.” Other comedic material finds its way into Elliott’s well-honed, comedy-creating brain through conversation, everyday

life. What he hears on tour in one town is often incorporated into the next night’s show. “It’s about making your life into something that is really engaging,” he says with a laugh. “It’s not entirely self-indulgent.” The funny man points out that serious issues, even when delivered with a comedic thrust, can help people make more sense of the world and its issues. “The best jokes are always the ones that hit home,” he says, noting that while there is nothing wrong with using trivia as material, when times demand it, comedians have to address concerns of the day. “My zeitgeist is that people are getting political, and that’s a good thing because the price of freedom is vigilance.” Elliott has written a number of successful plays. He also writes screenplays and TV comedies, skits, revues and comedy variety shows such as What Else Is On and his Really Rather Quite Half-Decent TV special for CBC. Madly Off In All Directions is Elliott’s own weekly CBC radio comedy series that was taped in concerts across Canada and ran for 11 seasons. His new musical, Jamie Rowsell Lives, has been shortlisted for a Playwrights Guild of Canada award for best musical. In Elliott’s world, the day begins with an hour of writing when he’s on the road and about four hours if he’s at home. “The daily discipline gets my head in the right place,” says the prolific talent, who just finished a new novel, Beach Reading, a book he describes as a fairly traditional, comic, character-driven story. While he loves being on stage with its immediate audience response, Elliott treasures his time on the farm he shares with his partner and manager of 35 years – Francoise. “In this strange economic downturn, money doesn’t seem as real as it used to be – land is real value,” he says. “Con-

Spoonful of sugar: Comedian Lorne Elliott tackles life issues with his extraordinary brand of humour in Salmon Arm Oct. 26. nection to the land makes you nicer and the older I get, the more I appreciate the things of nature.” Elliott also appreciates the continuing hard work his wife does on his behalf. “She is the brains of the organization,” he says. “I get on stage and make an idiot of myself, and she does all the hard work.” Elliot’s Oct. 26 performance in Salmon Arm begins at 8 p.m. Tickets at $20 are available at Acorn Music. Producer Ken Smedley says a per-

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centage of the proceeds will go towards the creation of the Annual George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in B.C. Writing & Publishing to be awarded in the spring of 2013. The multi-talented Elliot also appears at Armstrong’s Centennial Theatre, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Tickets are available at the Brown Derby at 250546-8669. Tickets for a performance at Kal Lake Campus Theatre in Vernon at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 are available at the Book Nook in Vernon, at 250-558-0668.

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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, OCT. 18 WRITE STUFF â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shuswap Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Piccadilly Mall board room. Call Shirley at 250-835-4544.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 ALL THAT JAZZ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Toronto Jazz musician Terra Hazelton performs the blues and

jazz of the 1920s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;30s, with guitar player Nathan Hiltz and friends, at 7 p.m. at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Suggested donation is $10. STITCHERY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October is Embroidery Month and the Shuswap Needle Arts Guild has a display across from the library in the Mall at Piccadilly. Members will feature a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sit â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stitchâ&#x20AC;? Thursday and Friday.

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Kitchen caper: Actors David MacAuley, Elaine Holmes and Fred Green rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of Mending Fences being presented Oct. 26 to Nov.3 at Shuswap Theatre.

Season starts by mending fences By Barb Brouwer



FILM FARE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shuswap Film Society presents Your Sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sister, at the Salmar

SUNDAY, OCT. 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carlin Hall hosts a High Lonesome tour concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Acorn Music for $12, or at the door for $15. CLEAN BIN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Columbia Shuswap Regional District presents a film on reducing waste by recycling and buying less, at 7 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. Take a non-perishable item for the food bank.

THURSDAY, OCT. 25 GARDEN CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The club meets at 7 p.m. at the Scout Hall at 2460 Auto Rd.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 26 SONGWRITERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SHOWCASE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sue Kyle and Alan Bates host Seal Skull

Hammer and Denis Severino at 7:30 p.m. at SAGA Public Art Gallery. Tickets are $10 at Acorn Music. HIDEAWAY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mindl Beach Market is back at the pub with their upbeat combination of Caribbean/reggae/jazz at 8 p.m. Also onstage for this free event are The Deep Sea Gypsies.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27 YUKON SONGS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tribute to Al Oster and his legacy of songs takes place at the

Fifth Avenue Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Activity Centre. Tickets are $15 and are available at Acorn Music and at the door. HAYRIDES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Family hayrides run Oct. 27 and 28 at 90th Ave. SW (Branchflower Road) from noon to 6 p.m. Free hot chocolate, popcorn and a pumpkin for each family. From 7 p.m. to midnight, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s haunted hayrides for the braver set - hear the tales, feel the fear. Call 250-8325700 for more information. SPOOKTACULAR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Haney Heritage Villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spooktacular runs Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. Admission is $6.

OTHER EVENTS DEPRESSION SUPPORT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Depression Support Group for people experiencing

bipolar illness, clinical depression or anxiety, meets the first and third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army (main building). Safe, confidential; listen, share. Contact Nan at or 250 832-3733, or Garry at JURIED SHOW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SAGA Public Art Gallery presents juried artwork by members of the Federation of Canadian Artists -North Okanagan Chapter to Oct. 27. Coffee break and artist talk take place Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. COATS FOR KIDS AND FOLKS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Drop off coats and other winter wear at Salmon Arm Drycleaners 430 Seventh St. SW. The clothing will be made available at Centenoka Park Mall Oct. 19, 20, 21 and Oct. 26, 27, 28 during mall hours. GRIEF RETREAT - Local Sunrise Grief Retreat Society hosts a retreat specifically for those who have lost a loved one to suicide Nov. 2 to 6 in Cherryville. Call 250-307-7850 or visit

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Get ready for another season of live theatre. Rolling out the first Shuswap Theatre Mainstage Production of the season is Mending Fences, a hilarious but poignant play by Norm Foster, one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite playwrights. Directed by another Shuswap Theatre favourite â&#x20AC;&#x201C; professional actress Danielle DunnMorris, the production features the always hilarious Fred Green. Harry Sullivan (Green) is surprised by a visit to his Saskatchewan ranch by Drew (David MacAulay), the son he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen in 13 years.

Classic at 5 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same venue but a different film â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Canadian offering, Take This Waltz.

And so begins the story of two men who want to reach out to each other but are too stubborn and proud to risk saying so. Stirring the pot and the plot is Sullivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighbour and unofficial girlfriend, Gin (Elaine Holmes), whose claim to fame is that her husband hung himself. No stranger to Shuswap Theatre, DunnMorris is an accomplished actress, who has been involved with all aspects of theatre and film most of her life. As former Salmon Arm resident, she appeared in several local theatre productions, including Blood Relations by Sharon

Pollock, Gwendolyn by James Nichol and James Goldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Lion in Winter. Dunn-Morris also performed brilliantly in Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun by Norm Foster for Western Canada Theatres, and later directed the play at Shuswap Theatre. The accomplished talent won two best actress awards for her performances in Gwendolyn and The Lion In Winter and has honed her directorial skills. Look for hilarious verbal sparring in Mending Fences and find out if the two men can connect in time when the play opens on the Shuswap Theatre stage Friday, Oct. 26. The show, which is

rated 14A with coarse language and suggestive scenes, also begins a new evening showtime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $7 for students and $5 for children under 12 are available at Wearabouts. Preview night is Oct. 25 and tickets will be $9 at the door. Mending Fences runs to Nov. 3 with 7:30 p.m. shows Oct. 26, 27, 30, 31 and Nov. 1 to 3. A 1:30 p.m. matinee runs Sunday, Oct 28. There are no shows on Mondays. For more information, visit www/ or call 250-832-9283.

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Author serves spooktacular story By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Witches, goblins, werewolves, ghouls and things that go bump in the night are preening and primping for their annual appearance at R.J. Haney Heritage Villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 27 and 28. A new character will be attending the twonight scare fest along with all the familiar spooksters. Straight out of A Halloween Spooktacular, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mrs. Orangebottom. Usually known by her regular persona, Kay McCracken, Mrs. Orangebottom will read about herself and the other characters in the book she wrote in partnership with Bob Beeson, who created the delightful illustrations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A year ago Susan Mackie (Haney Village manager) asked me if I would commit to reading to the kids,â&#x20AC;? says McCracken. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anything suitable.â&#x20AC;? The author got to work, setting her tale at Haney Heritage Village and working her grandchildren into the characters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love Halloween and I love my grandkids,â&#x20AC;? says McCracken. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I re-


Story time: Local author Kay McCracken will read her new book at Spooktacular. ally enjoyed writing it. It was quite a refreshing change from working on my memoir.â&#x20AC;? McCracken, worked with Beeson for several years on the annual Shuswap Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Festival, which is now known as Word on the Lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He suggested doing the illustrations for the book because he has written and illustrated quite a few childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book himself,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a perfectionist working on the amazing illustrations and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been tinkering

about with the story.â&#x20AC;? McCracken and local historian, Dave Harper will read the story that tells the tale of three children who head into the annual Halloween Spooktacular with their

uncle, as menacing clouds gobble up the full moon. Lightning strikes the ground beside them and the terrifying explosion scatters the crowd. When Robbie, Savanna, and Ty stop running, they find themselves in the dark woods on an overgrown path without their uncle. The shivering kids come upon a dark house and a tall woman with black hair named Mrs. Orangebottom, who invites them into her home. While a snarling pumpkin, and a magic cat are scarey enough, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what sends them screaming to the front doorâ&#x20AC;Ś Hear the rest of the story at Haneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spooktacular, where copies of will be available. It will also be sold at local bookstores and other venues around town. Each book costs $5 with $1 of each copy being donated to the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS).


Publisher and author supporter Louise Wallace will also put the book up on www., which specializes in books for youth.

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Circle of music expands By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

The next instalment of Kelly Hopkins’ Songwriters Showcase plays out at SAGA Public Art Gallery Friday, Oct. 26. Hosted by Sue Kyle and Alan Bates, the showcase will be in the familiar songwriter circle format, with each act performing six songs in total. “I’m calling this showcase a hootenanny as there will be an interesting assortment of instruments – many of them homemade – including banjos, guitars, a bouzouki and a gut bucket bass,” says Hopkins. “Some of them play penny whistle, mouth harp, kazoo, mandolins and other instruments and I’m looking forward to seeing what they play.” This particular showcase features a solo act, Denis Severino; the duo of Kyle and Bates; and a trio, Seal Skull

Hammer. “I have no idea if they are planning on jamming together and what they are going to play, so it will be a surprise for me,” says Hopkins. “But all the songs will be originals.” Folk singers in the true sense of the word, Kyle and Bates have been playing and singing together in the Shuswap for the last 34 years. Seven years of travelling and performing with the Caravan Stage Company fostered a passion for playing live music. Kyle is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays banjo, bodhran, tin whistle, flute and guitar, and is an accomplished songwriter. Bates plays guitar and bouzouki and the pair are well-respected for their harmonies and warm stage presence. From developing as a singer in public school productions and plays, learning guitar in high school, DJ’ing electron-

ica, funk and hip hop in his university days, to coming into his own as a folk musician, Severino is a formidable artistic force. He released his first studio full-length album, That Ol’ Chestnut as frontman for Teds Among Men, in 2010. He has since teamed up with Maggie Davis and Jacob Verburg in a folk trio called Stuck On Honey. Literally born on a Shuswap porch, Seal Skull Hammer is named for the idea of using archaic tools to build the sound the three members want. The band prides itself on having the lowesttech gear possible to make their music, shunning modern technology and advancement wherever possible. Alton Gowen, John Fleming and Darrin Herting aim to take music back to a simpler time – a time when people talked face-to-face, danced with each other, and valued a sense of

community above material possessions. They hope to entertain you, laugh with you, and send you home feeling better than when you arrived. “We have so many very talented songwriters and musicians in this area,” says Hopkins. “It is my hope, through the songwriter’s showcases, that the public will be able to see how amazing and professional they are.” Hopkins notes that thanks to the generosity of musicians and audiences at earlier showcases, the events have already raised $250 in donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets at $10 are available at Acorn Music.

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Horoscope ARIES (March 21-April 19): Proving yourself that you are worthy of something will seem a deep rooted struggle. Your soul seems to need the kind of attention that will restore your confidence. Midweek onwards, your mood will be uplifted by a sudden burst of energy leading you to complete tasks at hand. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Disharmony with others does not appeal to you. You are simply focused on maintaining a good flow of positive energy between yourself and the ones you relate to. Fairness is at the center of a rock-solid, healthy equilibrium. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have plenty of energy making you feel assertive and able to take on any challenge. However, you might think that everyone is against you. Do not argue, nor think that everyone is your enemy. You can handle an opposing view, but only when it is done constructively. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The New Moon, affecting you more directly than others, will concentrate on all matters revolving your property. It would manifest itself in your favor if you get started now, be it a domestic project, purchase of a new property, applying for a mortgage, repairs around the house. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you waited for a favorable time to enlarge your network, wait no longer! This is the week that you should start making phone calls, build a business domain, and create contacts for whatever project you wish to expand. Whatever you begin now, will turn out fruitful in the days to follow. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The sign of Virgo will go through a very pleasant phase this week. Your self-esteem will go up a few notches as a change in your look or body will make you look more radiant and confident. Others will observe your agreeable persona and appreciate your aesthetic side.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): New beginnings and fresh starts will surface in the upcoming days. A New Moon happening in your own sign should assist you in achieving quick results following an initiated project that affects you directly. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): With the New Moon taking effect this week, look deep within your soul and identify your innermost fears as recognizing them, will help you transcend through a certain emotional burden. Perhaps it is a fear of rejection, non-acceptance or something withheld in your non-disclosed agenda. Avoid negativism and practice self-acceptance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The week will start with an infused optimism. Your generosity and positive karma will attract great relationships that will be beneficial to you on all levels. Circumstances seem to carry golden opportunities sprinkled with great luck. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your attention will focus upon your calling and your achievements. You will identify with what you have accomplished so far and question yourself the practicality and the facts behind your objectives in life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will impatiently initiate and set into action an endeavor. You will be greeted with the new and rid of with the boring. Things will pick up at a great speed while your energy is at an ultimate high. Keep on rolling! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You do not want to feel limited. You crave to savour the taste of freedom for expanded knowledge and rediscovering your inner sense of exploration. Chances are you will undergo quite a journey!

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Cards of Thanks


In Loving Memory Ray Pakka 1928-Oct 21, 2011

Thank You Words are inadequate to express my gratitude to those who planned and organized a surprise party for my birthday. My sincere thanks for the good wishes of all who attended, especially those who participated in the hilarious skit Shirley Savoie

JOHN’S Ski Shack is Open Fridays & Saturdays 10-4 & by appointment (250)832-3457

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memory of my m loving wife and best friend bes

G GLORIA JOAN CAIRNS C JJune 18, 1945 - October 20, 2010 You are remembered Yo an sadly missed always and by your y family and many friend friends. Lord, you were missing an angel, so you took your angel home. You are with me every day, Gloria. Thank you. Forever and ever, Amen Your husband, JUST PLAIN DON, Plus Fluffy & Scooter

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Lost & Found LEFT behind Sept. 22. 50 ft. chain. 5 km mark (log dump) above Shaw Rd. If you found chain please call Jim 250 5151176

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THORESON, GEORGE (GIBBON) On 8 october 2012, at the age of 97, Gib spurred his last saddle bronc out of the chute and made his 10 second ride to the heavens. Born 12 Jan 1915 in Kongsberg Norway, he moved with his family to Canada in 1927 and homesteaded in the Mclaughlin, Alberta area. In 1940, he married Marguerite Spence. Gib bought grain and farmed in Mclaughlin, Ab. In 1952 they moved to Innisfree, Alberta, where he continued to buy grain and farm. Upon retirement, they moved to Gunn, Ab where they owned/ran G&M Esso. From there they moved to Edmonton, and on to Anglemont, BC. They eventually moved to Salmon Arm where they continued to reside. After Marguerite’s passing in 1994, Gib moved into Piccadilly Terrace where he resided until his passing. Gib was a champion ski jumper and won many championships around Alberta and BC. He also competed in rodeos, riding saddle broncs. In 1939/40 he rode in the Calgary Stampede. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. One of the highlights of his life was climbing the Chilkoot Pass in Alaska, with his son, Jim. Gib and Marguerite had one son, Jim, (Peggy), three grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. A very heartfelt thanks to all the staff and residents at Picadilly Terrance where he lived; to the staff at the Vernon and Salmon Arm hospital; to the ladies at Bastion Place, and a huge thank you to two steadfast friends that stood by him throughout much of his later years and his final days – Rita Gregor and Art Wetter. At his request, there will be no service, However if his friends wish, he would be pleased if they would tip a glass of scotch in his memory.


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THURSTON, KEN It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and father-inlaw, Ken Thurston. Born in Gull Lake SK on October 17, 1941, Ken passed away on October 8, 2012 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sharon, daughter Patricia, grandchildren Kyle and Tekarra, and daughter-inlaw Mary Kay. Also by his sisters Berniece, Bonnie (Hans) and Mona (John) sister-in-law Lyn, and many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his much loved son Michael, brothers Clifford and Pat, and sister Linda. Ken’s many years with the Department of Public Works, mainly based in Banff and Jasper, also took him to Vancouver Island and to the Arctic. Ken enjoyed many years of service to his community, in Jasper with Cubs of Canada, the Nancy Greene ski program and many years in Kinsmen, holding every office including District Deputy Governor. Upon moving to Salmon Arm Ken became involved with the Gleneden Community Hall Association as President. He also enjoyed his time on the Board of SARP and serving as Vice President. Ken’s love of life included curling, fishing, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and dragon boating. During his retirement years Ken enjoyed his hobby farm and his animals. Special thanks are extended to Dr Heunis, all the doctors and the caring nursing staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital. There will be a Celebration of Life on October 17, 1:30 PM at Fischer’s Funeral Services. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Ken’s obituary at Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., (250) 8331129, Salmon Arm, BC.

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

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LANG, BERNARD ‘BUNNY’ CALVIN 1929 - 2012 Bernard Calvin Lang passed away peacefully on September 29, 2012 at the Piccadilly Care Center in Salmon Arm, BC. Born March 26, 1929, on Easter Sunday, in Regina, Saskatchewan - he was fondly known as Bunny his entire life. With his parents, June & Mathew Lang, the family moved west in 1941 and settled in Hammond, BC. Bunny married Beverley Edna Lawrence on June 30th, 1950 and in 1956 moved to what became the family home on the Alouette River in Haney, BC where they created wonderful memories for friends and family. Bunny had an illustrious career that included the Hammond and Ruskin Mills, Highway Auto Wreckers, First Avenue Shell Station, Hemlock Valley Ski Resort, Trans Canada Glass (Maple Ridge), and Rainbow Glass (Chase/Salmon Arm). He loved home cooking and at 82 was still making his own perogies and cabbage rolls. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, a good hockey game, and always had a wealth of projects on the go. Predeceased by his wife Beverley (2004), his brother, Harold ‘Bud’ Lang (1968), his sister-in-law Charlotte Price (2011), and his son-in-law, Michael J.Mulholland (1998). He is lovingly survived by his daughters Carol Hamilton of Mission, BC, Caryn Stewart (Phil) of Blind Bay, BC, Penny Richter (Wolfgang) of Port Coquitlam, BC and Valerie Lang (Tad Donnan) of Bainbridge Island, USA, and his many grandchildren, great grand-children, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Bunny was a loving husband, grandpa, and friend to all. He was a great Dad! He will be fondly remembered for his ‘character’ status, his colorful personality, his ingenuity to do such things as fix a fan belt with a pair of pantyhose, turn a riding lawn mower into a hot rod, and his ability to tell engaging stories about his eventful life. Bunny will be missed by his family, by his friends in the coffee shops, and all his friends gathered along the way. The family wishes to thank the staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Shuswap Lodge, Munro’s Pharmacy, and the Piccadilly Care Centre for their care of Bunny over these last years. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bunny’s memory may be made to Shuswap Lake General Hospital or a charity of your choice and would be much appreciated. Two ‘Celebration of Life’ events will be held 1) Saturday, October 20th, 2:00 pm at Toby’s Café, Sorrento, BC. 2) Sunday, November 11th, 2:00 pm Maple Ridge Golf Course, Maple Ridge, BC. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at A31




DEPPER, REGINALD ALLEN It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of my beloved husband Reginald Allen Depper who was born in Simpson, Saskatchewan on October 16, 1944. He lived a great life and had no regrets. He loved horses and was a rodeo cowboy for years. He was a bulldogger and took home some nice buckles and saddles to show that he was good at what he enjoyed so much. In his younger years in high school he played football and after his 50th high School reunion in 2010 he was invited back in 2011 to be inducted into the Woodstock, Ontario Hall of Fame along with so many other athletes with the likes of Bobby Orr. What a wonderful achievement for the football team he so loved. As a young man he left home and moved to British Columbia from Ontario and the dairy farm to cowboy in the Interior around Watch Lake, BC and enjoyed the people and the opportunities it gave him as he developed a long lived friendship with the people he worked for at the time. He felt he needed to start a career to make his own way in the world and took up his apprenticeship as a pipefitter and plumber along with his gas ticket he did well in the trade over the years and settled in Pritchard, BC. Prior to his retirement he opened his own business as Deppers Plumbing and Heating and stayed with that until his retirement at the age of 59. He travelled and enjoyed a bunch of very nice people he had become a big part of as one of the founding directors of the North American Rodeo Commission. Reg was predeceased by his mother Violet and father Cyril, his father in-law Jim Cunningham and Jim’s wife Chloe and will be remembered by his sister Helen and her husband Stan Skube of Ontario along with their children Susan, her husband Steve, niece Madelaine, nephew Ryan and Cathy and partner Clair. He will be sadly missed by his wife Susan, stepdaughter Erica, her husband Josh, along with his stepson Ashley, his wife Leanna and his grandchildren Devon, Tristan, Kieran and Aidan, along with extended family and relatives. He shared in each and everyone’s life and was a great father figure to the kids. He lived in Pritchard for the last 42 years and loved every minute of it, it has been a great place to be. He died from Cancer and if you wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers to the Cancer Fund, SPCA or your own choice, I know he would be honoured. A Celebration of Reg’s life will be held at his home, 1727 Old Duck Range Road, Pritchard on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 12:00 (noon). Condolences may be expressed at www. Ride in the wind Reg and we will meet again, I love you!



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HARDER, SHIRLEY DIANA 1935 - 2012 It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley on October 1, 2012 in Hillside Village, Salmon Arm at the age of 77 years with family by her side. Shirley was predeceased by her loving husband Peter Ronald Harder and is survived by her loving children Joyce (Glenn) Skinner, Diane Gamblin, Deb (Ed) Moore and Ron Harder, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, sisters Judith MacDonald and Grace (Frank) Chritchley, brothers Ralph (Judy) Elliott, Jack Elliott, nieces, nephews and many family members. God saw her getting tired, and help was not to be: so opened up his loving arms and whispered, “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we Watched her suffer, and Saw her fade away; Although we loved her dearly, We could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Her loving hands now rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes The Best. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Shirley’s obituary at www.

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Owner Operators $2500 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.

WANTED ASAP Qualified Early Childhood Educators or Assistant. 20-40 hrs/week, variety of shifts, must be able to manage a group of 8. Possibility of accommodation. Competitive wages. Please send resume with your brief philosophy on ECE. Email resume: We require a truck driver with a valid Class 1 license. Individual should have experience driving a tractor/trailer unit & be familiar with cross border hauling. Forward resume to McLeod’s By-Products Ltd. 4559 Larkin Cross Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B6

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services ERNIE O’S Restaurant and Pub Edson, Alberta requires line cooks. $13 - $16 per hour. Subsidized housing available. Fax resume to 780-723-3603

Trades, Technical 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. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email:

Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union

Wanted for Surrey, Kamloops, Calgary & Edmonton

Duties Include:

Senior Advisor, Full-time

Please drop off resume to Home Building Centre Salmon Arm or email it to:

Uptown Salmon Arm Make your own future at SASCU. As one of BC’s best companies to work for, we invest in our employees and support our communities, all in a fun, collaborative environment. Plus, we offer things our employees can appreciate on a daily basis – a competitive total compensation package and work-life balance. In SASCU’s new branch scheduled to open the spring of 2013, the Senior Advisor will be responsible for building deep relationships with an assigned portfolio of members. The Senior Advisor will seek to understand what is important to our members and provide customized, advice driven solutions that will guide them on their financial journey as it relates to their overall financial picture. With a passion for sales and service, the Senior Advisor will carry out the Uptown Service Model Guiding Principles: • • • •

Ensure that the member is at the centre of all we do; Create a warm and welcoming environment for the member; Have fun and find ways to make the members a part of it; Take personal responsibility for the member experience.

• Advise members on a full range of deposit and investment products including personal and business accounts, cards, term deposits, registered products and mutual funds; • Service and manage estate accounts within an assigned portfolio; • Advise members on personal and small business lending products and services, including mortgages, personal loans, lines of credit, MasterCard applications and associated products; • Interview loan applicants, analyze credit information, assess credit and make recommendations to Centralized Credit; • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the financial planning process by partnering with organizational specialists who can assist members with customized financial solutions; • Take personal responsibility for delivery of the SASCU Member Experience and contributes to the team creation of a warm and welcoming environment. Education, Training and Experience. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

HUSBAND and wife team or equivalent combo to work 2.5 hrs in the evening, Sunday to Thursday, Friday and Saturday off. Make $1300/month cleaning offices. Call 250-8335153


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We have an immediate opening for an experienced flooring sales professional to work in our retail store. We are looking for highly motivated, customer service driven individual. The right candidate will possess a high degree of knowledge on all aspects of flooring and install sales, We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

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Strong organizational and time management skills; Commitment to continuous learning and self-development; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Acts according to SASCU’s Values, Service Standards and Leadership Competencies.

Seniors Residential Care Full time / Part time positions. • Registered Nurse • Licensed Practical Nurses Attention: Manager 9455 Firehall Frontage Road, Enderby, BC. V0E 1V3 250-832-6777 (office) • 250-832-6779 (fax) Email:

Yard Foreman This position directs the activities of employees concerned with the yard. This position is responsible for utilizing personnel and equipment in order to achieve quality results and service. Knowledge and experience required: • Working knowledge of all aspects of the yard • Knowledge of wood uses and grades • Supervisory experience beneficial • Forklift ticket and Class 3 beneficial • Lifting heavy material is required Competitive wage and benefit package offered. Send resumes to: HOME BUILDING CENTRE 151 5th St. SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1S9 Fax 250.832.7560

Note: Candidates that do not hold a mutual funds license may be appointed with the expectation that they will enroll and successfully complete the Investment Funds in Canada (IFC) course within 90 days of attaining position. This expectation is a condition of employment for this role. This position provides an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic professional to further their career within a successful and growing organization. Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union is a community-based, financial co-operative, which offers a full range of banking and financial services. As of April 30, 2012, Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union is owned by 18,977 members with assets of $476 million under administration.

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Executive Office Manager For more information please visit our website. To apply, drop off, mail or email a résumé to us by Friday October 26, 2012 at: Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union Human Resources Box 868, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N9

Tel: 250 833-1313 Fax: 250 833-4480 Email:

Must have experience in the Investment or Finance Industries. Responsible for: • Data base management • Account management


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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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Merchandise for Sale

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Misc. for Sale

HIRING Refrigeration and Gas Fitter Technician. Gas Fitter License an asset, Driver’s License a must. Call (250)675-0030

A horse quality orchardgrass, 2nd crop $5 , & 1st crop $4 Al Fritzel (250)832-9070 1ST CUT Timothy & Grass Bales $4-$5.50/bale Shed stored. No rain. Delivery may be arranged 250-679-8852 A1 GRASS hay, no rain. barn stored, excellent quality, delivery available (250)803-8353 Excellent 1st, 2nd & 3rd crop, grass hay, nutrient analysis avail. 250-546-6158. Green Feed oat hay $4, First cut grass $5 Last years grass $3 Straw $4 250-832-4160 or 250-803-8298 HAY Alfalfa/grass mix 1st cut $4.00 second cut $6.00 Rick 250-833-4523

HEARTH pad for wood stove 41”x53.5” $45. (250)832-8918

620 Bobcat. working cond. 5 ft. Bucket 250-832-2213 CLEAR PLASTIC TARPS, approx. 40’x40’, $25.00/tarp, Days (250)835-4541 Evenings/Weekends (250)833-2118 CRAFTSMAN 27” snowblower, 2 stage, 1yr. old, electric start $750. (250)955-2991 DUAL stage snow blower, 9HP, 27”, very good cond., $550. (250)804-0002 Dufferin Slate POOL TABLE 4X8 w/cues rack & balls. $900 Call 250-253-7185 Fenwick fly rod reel line new in case. $75 250-833-1976 HIGH rise canopy for Chev, fits 6.5ft. pick up, like new, $800. obo Call Wally (250)804-1940 (250)832-1940 OSTERIZER Glass blender $20 Nice Wilson Golfbag $35 New Yoga mat $20 New airline suitcase, large pd $325 Sell $150 electric massager $35 250-804-2882 SNOW tires on rims, 15”, $100. (250)832-6822 STEEL BUILDINGS - Canadian made! - Reduced prices now! 20X22 $4,455. 25X26 $4,995. 30X38 $7,275. 32X50 $9,800. 40X54 $13,995. 47X80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.


Health Products GET 50% Off - Join Herbal Magic this week and get 50% Off. Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

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

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

Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office. 1.800.514.9399

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

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping CRA AUDIT COMING UP? Guiding to solution for over 20 y with CRA. Call Helmut 250803-5221 or

Misc Services Miles’ Mobile Mechanical FALL REPAIRS TO Lawn & Garden Equip.: Mowers • Trimmers • Rototillers

Hunting: Quads Firewood: Chainsaws MILES KENTEL

Cell 804-6869 • 29 years locally

250 832-4213 SNOW REMOVAL Sidewalks,driveways,small parking lots Residential or Commercial Shuswap Window Cleaning 250- 833-2533

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

Pets MALTESE/HAVONESE crosspuppies for sale. Hypoallergenic, non shedding. 5 fluffy harlequins, beautiful makings. 7-10 lbs. 2 fem, 3 male. Ready Nov 7th. Shots, vet checked. In S.A. (250)832-1568 N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 TRINITY SHEPHERDS Long Haired Sable Shepherd puppies, available now, shots, wormed. $350. 250-547-9763 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Merchandise for Sale

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

PILLOWTOP Queen mattress/boxspring with frame $125 White Wicker; Headboard, 2 end tables, small ikea dresser, bookshelf 6x1x3 $40/ea 250-804-8822

$300 & Under GAS stove, 4 burner in excel condition., self clean oven, white colour. (250)804-4234 GE Self cleaning convection oven w/ceramic top 250-8322201 Lazy-boy 3 seat couch (not reclining)$300, maple dresser, bedside table & book case $200. for Set. Queen bed $50. 250-804-2058 OLDER Honda track driven snowblower, model HS-50, good running cond. $275. (250)832-4652

Fruit & Vegetables RARE APPLES. No spray

Rubinette, Boskoop & more European Varieties. Organic Gardens 6721 Buchanan RD. 250-542-1032


$100 & Under 4- 175 r14” rims Rims 6 hole $75 Glass Carboy for wine10 gal $10 250-832-6864 4 rims for Ford Ranger $40., 4 rims for Chevy S10 or S15 $40., 4 Tires on rims for Honda or Toyota 80’s-early 90’s model $100. (250)832-8918 8 Attic vents also three 5-in-1 roof pipe flashings $5. each (250)832-8918

Dry Birch or Fir. Cut, delivered. Ask for (250)836-2221

split & Darren

Garage Sales 3202 White Lake Rd., Oct 20, Sat. 9-4 indoor, antiques, furn., leather sectional, misc. Moving Sale everything must go. Sat. Oct. 20th 9am - 3pm #1 - 421- 6th St. S.E.

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

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


Heat, Air, Refrig.

Heat, Air, Refrig.


Upgrade your heating system before Fall!

Garden & Lawn

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

250-260-0110 or 804-3030




Real Estate For Sale By Owner 1973 mobile, 2 bed/1bath, #7 Homestead Mobile Home Park, Lovely quiet park, Large lot with mature trees, backs onto farmland, fridge/stove/ washer/dryer/ large shed included. $24,500. Phone days 250-833-0342, eve and weekends 250-804-3007 or 250503-8606.

Houses For Sale Care-free living! 2 bedroom, 2 bath + den townhouse with a garage. All one level. Overlooks green space and has a lovely porch area. New flooring, paint, fridge, stove and water heater. $218,000. Call (250)832-6765 NICE 1997 Modular 1077sqft. 2bdrm, 2bath in Enderby, pad rent $374. new roof Aug 7/2012. $168,000. Info at (250)838-0933


Misc. Wanted



Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

2BDRM Condo DT w/laundry and lots of windows NP Outside stairs $800/mo 250-8358316 Avail Nov 1 2BDRM. Large apartment downtown W/D, parking, Call Colin (1-604)858-8176 or Dale (250)832-3706 Avail Nov 1 3 UNITS avail. 1-bed $480. 2bed $595., 1-bed + den $700. ref req, NS, NP, (250)8324412 800sq.ft. loft/apt. SA, 5 appl. near Hillcrest, $750 unfurnished $850 furn/mo inc util. N/S, N/P (250)833-0646 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 BRIGHT 2 bdrm and 1 bdrm apt. available immediately. Central loc. Mature adults. Pet negotiable. $795/mo. and $695/mo. Phone 250-8326490

CONDO w/good view & neighborhood in cul-de-sac, close to DT, lake, college, school, bus stop & new Askew’s, NS, NP, $1250/mo. + utilities, email:

Fruit & Vegetables

Fruit & Vegetables

HUGE 1bdrm. $850. & Bachelor suite $550. inc. util., garbage. NP, avail. immed/Oct1, Call Bonnie (1-250)871-6000

Commercial/ Industrial 3000SQFT. 3 phase power, 10x12 door & ramp (250)832-9070 650 SQFT shop in Industrial Park, infloor heat, hydro, taxes inc. $650/mo. (250)804-8840

Apples, Pears Petersonn ) Prunes & Grapes d ) Orchards

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

Best rate 5yr-3.09%OAC

MOBILITY scooters (used), or trade in on new ones or consignment (250)832-7321 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Rates Consistently better than banks

(250)832-8766 Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Musical Instruments


CORT acoustic steel string guitar with cutaway, grover tuners and Fishman Pickup. Beautiful wood and sound. Must be seen and played to appreciate. $650 Call 250-517-8087

Apt/Condo for Rent 1BDRM. apartment, close to down town, adults, NS, NP, references req.(250)833-6855 1BDRM Apt Downtown SA, balcony, parking, laundry, quiet bldg. $650/mo. Suomi Apts. Keith (250)832-6060

Free Items 10-12 Hens 250-835-4327

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

Misc Services

Misc Services


Garden & Lawn

We Deliver

Free Items 4 sheets Tempered 46”/74” 250-832-6864


old gal says “GIT ‘ER DONE!”


• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

$200 & Under BLIZZAK Tires 4 - 215 70r15 on rims for a Ford $150 250832-4326

Merchandise for Sale

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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


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

Financial Services

Wine Sale


250 833-5668 Financial Services

All CellarCraft Wine Kits Up to



While quantities last.

Centenoka Park Mall


2682 Fairway Hills Rd. Blind Bay, Shuswap Lake Estates




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Misc for Rent

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower


Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans


Log Home Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd. 5bed, 3.5 bath, infloor heat, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Townhouse in Salmon Arm 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Basement Suite in SA 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath + Den 4 plex in Salmon Arm 1 Bedroom Condo in Salmon Arm 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House in Sorrento 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House in Blind Bay 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House in Gleneden, Avail. Nov 1st

SELF contained, 1bdrm, 1bath s/f/mw, private deck, fully fenced, walking distance to rec centre & Askews, safe area, NS, DD req’d. $800/mo. all in, avail Nov1st (250)515-1445 TAPPEN 2Bdrm up 1 down WD lots of parking acreage $1200 Util incl. BLIND BAY 2Bdrm 2 bath indoor garage $1000 250-835-8588

LARGE 2 Bdrm Walk Out SA newly reno’d $950 incl cable and util. 250-803-1946

VERY nice, 1700 sq ft., 2 BR, 2.5 bath, townhouse for rent. 2 levels. Garage. Must be 50+ years. $975/mo. 250-517-0615

1982 Camaro Z-28 140,000km T-tops 305 V8 Auto all original factory 1 owner 23 yrs, $6000 OBO 250-832-0560 1994 Toyota LE 4cyl 127,500 One Owner $2500 Firm Please Fax 250-832-4323 2003 Ford Focus, 4dr., auto, 135,000km, loaded $5000. 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, V8, awd, loaded, 230,000km, $7900. (250)835-4319

1996 FORD F350. Crew cab 4X4, 7.3 power stroke diesel. Low km, chipped & piped, many extra A-1 cond. $15500. OBO (250)253-7792



Motels,Hotels KITCHENETTES w/1bdrm. suite avail. weekly, biweekly & monthly special (250)5499471 (250)832-3075

Storage INDOOR CLEAN & DRY RV Boat and vehicle storage 250-832-3442


Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

EXECUTIVE House for rent on SLEGC in Blind Bay. 2 bedrooms + den. 2 full bathrooms. Attached Garage. Fully furnished. Inground pool and hot tub. $1550/month + DD. Contact Serena 780-713-8525 GLENEDEN: 3bdrm. NS, NP, $850/mo. + util. possiblity for horse boarding (250)832-6975 Private lake setting 2bdrm + den modern home SA/Sorrento area $1100 (250)833-8955 SEMI Lakefront, 2 bed executive home. Private Sunnybrae setting. NS, NP, $1000. per mth. (250)832-9179

1BDRM Daylight suite Canoe NP/NS Util & WD incl $750 Avail immed 250-832-0864 1BDRM suite for rent, Hillcrest area, cable, wireless internet gas & hydro incl. $750/mo. Available November 1st (250)803-2037 1Bdrm W/O suite 5 Km East of SA WD Carport Suits single or couple NP Ref’s req $650/mo util incl Avail immed 250-832-5875 1BDRM. W/O . suite, Raven area, avail. Aug 1., $700/mo. incl. util., N/S, DD, (250)2531265 /250-833-0248 1 or 2BDRM daylight ste., private ent., F/S, sep. laundry, NS, NP, No Drugs, No Parties, on bus route, $750-$900/mo incl. util. cable, int. garbage, refs, DD & credit check req’d, avail Oct 12, (250)804-2642 2BDRM. laundry room, f/s/mw, avail Oct 15 $775/mo. util incl. NS, (250)832-0013 BRIGHT & modern 1 bdrm suite in w/o bsmt with patio & yard in Hillcrest. $850/mo includes cable, utils, 5 appl. DD, avail. Nov. 1. Perfect for single prof with n/p. (250) 804-0095 BRIGHT recently reno’d 1bdrm close to OUC & Field of Dreams, NS/NP, avail. Nov1st, shared laundry, $750/mo. incl. util, cable, int. (250)804-4942 DAYLIGHT 1bdrm 8k from SA W/D all util incl Sat&int. Ref’s req $700/mo 250-832-7809 GREAT location - close to the college and rec center. Lg 1.5 bdrm with new flooring & paint, own laundry and plenty of parking. Avail Nov 1st. $750 incl utils Call Cyndi 250-8043342 IMMACULATE Executive 1Bdrm Daylight W/D DW Hot tub pool uptown NP NS $750/mo 250-833-6029

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

1BDRM waterfront cottage, Sunnybrae, quiet, bright, clean, gas F/P, garage, storage, NS, NP, ref’s req. $795/mo. (250)804-9706 2BDRM., 1000sqft., 500sqft shop neg., carport, view, SA, 5appl., NS, ND, $800/mo. (250)517-8065 2BDRM. house 0.68 acre, Hillcrest area, fruit trees, fenced, NG, washer & dryer hookups, $950/mo. avail. Oct 15, Call between 5pm-8pm (250)573-7655 3/4 Bdrm w/view 1.5 acres W/D Util, Int/Sat incl. Smoking outside $1400 250-832-7809 3BDRM. could be a 4bdrm. in ground swimming pool, close to schools, avail. Immed. (250)832-6755 3 bed 2 bath acreage 10 minutes to S/A. 6 appl. $1200/month plus utilities, DD and ref’s. 250-804-3533 3-BED with garage & yard. 10 min from SA, NS, ref req. 6 mth lease. $1100. & util. Avail. Nov. 1st (250)803-4600 4BDRM. nicely renovated home 5km from Sicamous for sale or rent $1100/mo. (403)823-7633

Large kit, 1 or 2 bdrm, DT, fenced parking, W/D, WiFi & utils incl. On bus rte, pets neg. Sep ent. Avail Dec 1 $750 or $950. 250-515-5966 LEVEL entry one bedroom modern basement suite, Hillcrest area. Utilities, cable, brand new washer/dryer, covered parking, covered patio, room for garden, view. $800. 250-804-6213. NEW Bach suite completely furn, incl all new appl. 32” hd tv, lakeview, internet, util incl. Raven sub. NS NP, avail. immed. $500. (250)833-0292 RANCHERO/Mellor’s Store area: 2bdrm. $750/mo. + utils. avail. now, W/D/F/S & parking. (250)546-3717 SUNNYBRAE: 1bdrm units from $500/mo., 2bdrm units from $800/mo., utilities included, NS, NP (250)835-4531


Auto Accessories/Parts FOUR Mag 15 inch rims with tires, fits older Ford, p235/75r15 $100 phone 250832-8918

Auto Financing

2006 33ft. Colorado 5th wheel, dry weight 8756 lbs. (can be pulled with Class 5 licence), 3 slides, full queen bed, 15ft. awning, dining table, w/4 chairs, hideabed in l/r. lazyboy chairs, ent. centre plus TV, computer table w/hookups elec. fireplace heater, a/c, furnace 35000 BTU, ext. shower, electric front jacks, fully winterized, double pane windows, 3 holding tanks in heated floor, asking $24,900; outside rear alum. storage, 5’x2’, $1400, asking $900; 18K Superglide hitch, new $3,500, asking $1400; Subaru SGX generator 7500 watts, asking $2000, has wheels, used 15 hours. 250832-6333 Paul or Cathy 2008 Arctic Cat 366 Quad 4WD High/Low range only 1000kms asking $4300 250675-2281 HUNTERS Special 10.5 Kit camper 1 pce roof F/S toilet $1250 OBO 250-955-6366

Trucks & Vans DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


Townhouses DL# 7557

2BDRM., 2bath, $850. ALSO Furnished 1bdrm suite avail. $500. NS, NP (250)832-2494 TOWNHOUSE fully furnished for Rent from Dec 28 to Apr 28 2013. Great lake view, nice home, tv, internet, phone, utilities included. N/s, n/p, $700 per month. Ph 250-8327256

All for only


149,900 plus HST





1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc • Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC $12,000.00 invested $8000 OBO Call 250-362-7681 or Cell 250-231-2174 email monikas_2010@ 4 more information & to view

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of George Victor Bedford, aka George V. Bedford, aka Victor G. Bedford, late of 200 Trans Canada Hwy. S.W., P.O. Box 1540, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 4P6 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of George Victor Bedford, aka George V. Bedford, aka Victor G. Bedford, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Barbara Alice Dagneau, c/o Sivertz Kiehlbauch, Barristers and Solicitors, P.O. Box 190, #320 - 351 Hudson Avenue, N.E., Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 4N3, on or before November 9, 2012, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice.

Monthly Strata fees are: R $1000? R $359? 10 minutes to downtown Vernon. Boat launch, Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, O’Keefe Ranch – just a few mintues away!! Custom order your new home today:


Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent


2 Bedrm., 1.5 Bath House Lakeview, 5 appliances, wood fireplace, N/S, N/P. $ Eagle Bay 650/mo. 4 Bedrm., 3 Bath House Rec room, 5 appliances, N/S, N/P. $ 1100/mo. 3665 Jackson Rd., Tappen 2 Bedrm., 1 Bath Apartment 4 appliances, N/S, N/P. $ 7010 Black Road, Ranchero 650/mo. 2 Bedrm., 1 Bath Duplex 4 appliances, N/S, N/P $ W740 10th St. SW, Salmon Arm 750/mo. 2 Bedrm, 2 Bath Condo Bright and spacious, N/S, N/P $ #302 - 420 - 4th Ave, Salmon Arm 850/mo.

Your Dream / Our Team

ce, but where is it? We have heard it’s a nice pla ____ _____________________ _____________________

Lakeside Realty Ltd.

250-833-4728 1-877-60HOMES

The Kootenay Queen

e Quiz: The Shuswap Ridg (604-6637)

Call for Details

2007 Sierra 1500 2wd,V-6 4 new tires, 67K. economical. Lady driven, excellent cond. $10,900. 250-503-2042

Shuswap Ridge

Mobile Homes & Parks

250-833-4728 1-877-60HOMES

Throughout the Columbia Shuswap and Okanagan Area

2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 loaded, new brakes & rotors front&rear,4 new studded tires $4700.obo 250-307-0002


per month OAC

Home Buying Made Easy Homesites Available

1992 GMC 1/2ton on propane, tank underneath, box liner & all matching tires, good shape $950. (250)955-2991 1998 Ford 150, needs TLC $800. (250)832-4093


HOME BUYING MADE EASY • New 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.

Running or buy it! Sell Any One Free 1-800-551-

Your Cabin on the Lake


Suites, Upper 10 min from town: 1bdrm + den above shop, NS, util incl., $800/mo. avail. Nov. 1, (250)803-4206 BACHELOR suite avail. immed. $600/mo Internet/util. incl. Separate entrance. Safe desirable location near Sullivan Campus, 5 min to town on bus route. No Smokers, No Pets, Ref’s. req. (250)832-3539 BRIGHT SPACIOUS 1BRM 2Bath,NS Sm pet ok Avail Oct 1 $800/mo utill incl. Ref’s req’d 250-832-4942 SICAMOUS: 3BDRM upper floor, 1100sq. ft. for winter $600/mo. + util. 2BDRM basement $425/mo. + util. or whole home $850/mo. + util., shared laundry, big yard 425 Main Street across from Askew Mall, avail now (604)836-7888

Vehicle Wanted WE BUY All Cars! Not, we will Cars/Trucks/Vans. Car today with Phone call to: 8647.

2002 Dodge Ram quad cab 1/2 ton. 4X4, 5spd. Tonneau cover. 4.7 lt. V8, 154000 km, $8000. OBO (250)832-6146

Merry Anderson 250-833-2799 MANAGING BROKER

R only $94.33?

rove Construction - Does it imp Shuswap Ridge utilizes ICF and Stability? soundproofing? Insulation ____ _____________________ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ______ _____ included in a purchase? ___ How many appliances are Can we move in R Now? R Soon? plan to choose

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Shuswap Ridge Townhome from? R True R False

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The developer (Dane MacKi HST? R True R False


You can find the answers to all these questions and more at: (1) 250-808-2400 cell and text • 250-833-1002 •


NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */â&#x20AC; Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab (Light Duty), 2012 Cruze LS (R7A), equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Limited quantities of 2012 models available - Dealer trade may be required. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. â&#x20AC; 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit/TD Auto Financing for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. 0% financing offers are unconditionally interest-free. X$11,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2012 Silverado Light Duty Crew Cab (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other credits available on most models. â&#x2014;&#x160;To qualify for GMCLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 3 months (2) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under a small business name for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/finance/lease of a new eligible 2012 or 2013 MY Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Chevrolet Avalanche delivered between October 2, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Incentive ranges from $1500 to $3,000, depending on model purchased. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. â&#x20AC; *Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. Comparison based on latest competitive data available at time of printing. 5The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. +For more information visit ÂĽBased on retail registrations in the 12 months following launch. ÂĽÂĽCruze LS equipped with 6-speed manual transmission. Based on Natural Resources Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 Fuel Consumption Ratings for the Compact Car class. Excludes hybrid and diesel models. Your actual fuel consumption may vary.

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BC’s veryRight own DOLLAR DAYS Priced since 1915


Long English Cucs

Enjoy the wine. We will provide a free ride home within Salmon Arm.

$ 00


Gatorade Drink 710 mL

The Salmon Arm Rotary Club is hosting its tenth annual wine tasting event. Taste wines from over 20 BC wineries while enjoying savoury hors d’oeuvres.

$ 00







/ea + dep.


Tickets in advance from club members, Hideaway Liquor Store, Apple Auto Glass or Crazy River Clothing downtown Salmon Arm. Call 250.804.5380 for more tickets or information.

Western Family Tuna

tip This event sells out! Don’t wait until the last minute to get your ticket!

3 for

$ 00


Save on Foods is proud to be a supporter of

Salmon Arm Rotary’s Wine Festival

See store flyer for details and the Save On Foods Flyer in the Friday Shuswap Market News check out our


flyer dates


Friday to Thursday

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Since 1915

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Salmon Arm Observer, October 17, 2012  

October 17, 2012 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer

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