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We shall remember Royal Canadian Legion member and Korean War veteran Bill Bolen sits alone with his thoughts during the Remembrance Day ceremony held Sunday, Nov. 11 at the cenotaph in Salmon Arm. See more images of the event on page A8.

Arrests a relief for family By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

Barb Myers was steeling herself for her annual call to the RCMP officers investigating the murder of her son Tyler Myers, when instead she got the voice mail she had feared might never come. The RCMP were letting her know that officers had arrested a 20-year-old man and 21-year-old woman and were charging them with first-degree murder. Tyler was shot dead and his body found on the grounds of Bastion Elementary nearly four years ago, on Nov. 22, 2008. While Barb was informed of the identities of the accused perpetrators, the pair were 16 and 17 years old at the time of

the offence and, as such, two-edged sword. I was so their names and any inforelated they had cracked the mation that could identify case, but finding out who them cannot be published they arrested, it was such under the provisions of the a let-down. I am really Youth Criminal Justice Act. shocked and disappointed.” “Every year, around the Police confirm both acanniversary, I would call and cused knew Tyler prior to ask if there was anything, the murders. if the police were closer to “We don’t believe this Tyler Myers finding out who did this to was a random murder. By MURDER Tyler. But I was not really virtue of the first-degree VICTIM that optimistic. I was wonmurder charge, we believe it dering, is it going to be anwas a planned and deliberother year with nothing? Then I got that ate murder of Tyler Myers,” said RCMP message,” she says in an interview from her home in Campbell River. “It was a See Family on page A2

This week A bear has been frequenting the southeast area of the city for the past weeks. See A14 for more. The Harlem Crowns bring their basketball wizardry to Salmon Arm Secondary. See A17.

Sturgis returns to Shuswap By Martha Wickett & Roger Knox BLACK PRESS

Sturgis North’s plan to return to the Shuswap is being welcomed by some, spurned by others. Last week, Joan Hansen, newly appointed president of Sturgis North, and Judy Wilson, chief of the Neskonlith Indian Band, issued a joint news release announcing that Sturgis North and the Neskonlith band will be hosting the 2013 Sturgis North Annual All Make Motorcycle Jamboree and Music Festival. Hansen told the Observer the event will not be in Salmon Arm but is proposed for Neskonlith land closer to Chase – and will be held in AuSee Businesses on page A3

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Family anxious for trial Continued from front major crimes Insp. Gary Shinkaruk at a press conference following the arrests. Investigators would not comment on the relationship between Tyler and the two accused or a possible motive for the killing, saying those details will come out in court. Tyler’s sister Christina says she still has trouble believing who has been arrested. “I can’t even begin to explain how angry and hurt I feel knowing what I do now. It’s taking a long time to sink in.” Christina, who lives in Enderby, describes her relationship with her brother as very close. With a 14-year age difference between them, Christina says his death was “like the loss of a child and a best friend.” She describes how she would go on long drives with her brother, the music cranked up and enjoying the world passing by. “We’d go nowhere, but everywhere, and we loved those times together. That was something we used to do with our dad and then we’d still do it. I miss that so much,” she says tearfully. “Now I have to drive on my own.” Christina says she remains emotionally devastated by the loss

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of her brother. “If I’m out and enjoying myself, I suddenly stop and feel bad because he’s not there. It’s like I’m betraying our bond to have fun without him. I miss him every second of every day. I may have a smile on my face, but I’m dying inside.” Both women are anxious to hear more of the facts surrounding Tyler’s death. “It’s a relief to get to this point, but now there’s more waiting – waiting to hear what information the police have and how the investigation went. I’m wearing a path in my carpet, walking back and forth wondering,”

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closure that arrests have been made, but is hoping to get a clearer picture of what happened to her son from the trial. “I think that will help me have true closure. I guess what keeps going through my mind is why, why? Why did they have to resort to murder?” she asks. “I don’t like to judge until I have all the facts. It’s in my mind that there’s two other young lives involved and my heart also goes out to the mothers of those children and how this impacts them. It’s just so sad for so many.” Due to the timing between the arrests and the first court appearance, Barb was unable to travel from Vancouver Island to Salmon Arm to attend the first court appearance, but she intends to follow the judicial proceedings very closely.

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Businesses owed from 2011 Continued from front gust, not July. “Our feedback from our patrons was they really wanted to have water. We lost a lot of people to the different lakes,” she said. “We want to have more of a waterfront location. We want people to have fun and not have to leave.” Wilson was not available for comment. The news release notes that Sturgis North will work with the Neskonlith to help promote cultural awareness and job creation. In July 2011 the motorcycle rally and music festival was held on two sites – the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds and Neskonlith land in Gleneden. This past summer, it moved to the MotoPlex Speedway and Event Park in Spallumcheen. Upon hearing that Sturgis North is planning to return to the Shuswap, some business owners had scathing reviews of

Sturgis North’s financial performance. Among them, Brad Handel, president of Techlectric, says his company is still owed $60,000 from work done in 2011. He wonders how the organization can find money to run the event, but can’t pay their debts. Hansen, meanwhile, said Sturgis will be meeting with creditors in Salmon Arm within a couple of weeks to talk about payment plans. She said Sturgis had set up a restructuring company that advised them to pay creditors reduced amounts. She said she doesn’t agree with reductions, even though it will take longer to pay people. “Even if it takes five years, our plan is to pay off all legitimate debt. There was a lot of illegitimate debt,” she added, contending that Sturgis was overcharged for many services. “The costs were $2.6

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Earlier days: Sturgis North Promotions Inc. CEO Ray Sasseville and Sturgis lawyer/investor Chris Green make their way into Salmon Arm council chambers for a 2011 presentation. million,” she said of 2011. “This year it was only $700,000. That’s a lot of over-billing. With that in mind, I think we’ll do fine.” Handel, meanwhile, notes that prices from some companies were high because the services and products for the Salmon Arm event were requested at the

last minute instead of months in advance. Handel says he won’t be convinced his company will get its money until it’s firmly in his possession. “I’m pretty sure I know how the meeting’s going to go – some promises, trying to show some good faith...” Sue Renaud of Lake-

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Sturgis vows to pay debts Continued from A3 her company did more work for Sturgis for the event in Spallumcheen. “We thought, ‘we can help them.’ Then you get shot in the foot again.” She explains her company was given a post-dated cheque prior to doing the work that was eventually returned, NSF or ‘not sufficient funds.’ Although she declined to say how much her company is owed, she said it’s a “substantial amount.” Hansen says the event hasn’t made money yet, but says similar events don’t for the first four years. She pointed to the Merritt music festival and the Live Nation festival in Squamish. “It’ll take a couple of years; it’s not going to happen overnight. We’re not going to aim for a huge festival – we’re going to shorten the days and bring the prices down.” The motoplex in Spallumcheen was told of Sturgis’ plans to move. “They contacted me about the press release

and let me know,” said Bob Newcombe, motoplex manager. “We’re more of a family entertainment thing out here at the racetrack. It’s not a big deal to us.” Newcombe said the five-day festival in midJuly was a success at his facility, despite some issues. “The weather worked against them for a couple of the days,” he said. “And the heavy RCMP presence deterred a lot of people from coming out. People were getting stopped at roadblocks from every-which angle coming out here.” Newcombe said the motoplex and Sturgis North were on good terms when the festival ended. “It was a tough decision (to move),” said Hansen. “The motoplex is a great venue. There are still going to be some events at the motoplex.” That, however, was news to Newcombe. “Nobody has formally asked me about next year,” he said. “I’m not saying we wouldn’t be open to hosting an event.” Hansen said former

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Sturgis president Ray Sasseville, is no longer involved. “He’s pursuing his music and writing a book,” she said, explaining that he is working on a recording label for up-and-coming artists. The Township of Spallumcheen was surprised to hear of the Sturgis North decision to return to the Shuswap. “We wish the Neskonlith Indian Band all the best,” said Coun. Joe Van Tienhoven. “We felt that for the work council did and all the work that the motoplex did, it (the festival) wasn’t very much of a benefit to the residents of Spallumcheen. It was a cost

to us, not a benefit.” Van Tienhoven said the costs had to do with the amount of staff time that went into facilitating meetings with event officials and community stakeholders. Renee ‘Belt Drive Betty’ Charbonneau, editor of the Busted Knuckle Chronicles, a publication for the biker community, says she attended the event in Spallumcheen and has spoken to people involved with the Salmon Arm event. “I don’t believe it’s good for the biker community, I don’t think it’s good for the charities who’ve hung their hopes on this and I

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Trying to make the outdoors accessible Aviva Community Fund: Campaign to purchase TrailRiders needs online votes. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

It’s time to click again – and again, and again – for the next 13 days. Avid outdoors fan Debra McDonald’s proposal to the Aviva Community Fund for TrailRiders has made it through to the third round and the woman whose love of the forest has been severely restricted by the effects of MS is hoping she’ll make it through to the semifinals. And that will take a lot of voting from now until the third round ends Monday, Nov. 26 Described as a cross between a wheelbarrow and a rickshaw, the TrailRider is a specially designed wilderness access vehicle. It’s 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 two volunteers referred to as “sherpas” – one at the front and one at the back. It has taken hundreds of people with disabilities to places they never thought were attainable – including a joyful McDonald who was taken for a hike through Little Mountain Park. “It was the best day of my new life,” she

said last Thursday, looking with happy anticipation at another outing on Saturday. “It’s the first time I’ve been in the woods in three years.” The former forestry worker is also excited about the support she has received, including television coverage she says was prompted by an Observer story. McDonald is hoping support will remain strong in order to carry the TrailRider project into the semifinals. At every stage of the voting, a number of projects proceed to the semifinals, based on criteria such as sustainability as well as number of votes. In round one, 85 projects made it to the semifinals with 80 each moving ahead in rounds two and three. One winner will be chosen in each of the cash categories, with McDonald applying in the $10,000 to $50,000 range. “Unfortunately, we have to go to round three, so please vote again,” she says, noting every semifinalist receives $5,000. “I’d like to get to the semifinals, that would be awesome because that would be a big chunk of one TrailRider.” Supporters can vote once a day per email account. Interest in the TrailRider is growing and McDonald was looking forward last Thursday to a visit from two other people with limited mobility who were going to give the equipment a whirl. While she’s counting on voter support, McDonald is not idly waiting. She has been seeking support from other commu-


On the move: Grant McDonald and Cheryl Hillocks take Debra McDonald for a ride on a specially designed TrailRider at Little Mountain Park. nity groups, including Shuswap Tourism and the Community Foundation. “I’ve got my cell phone in hand and I’m surfing and typing, just trying to go forward,” she says, hoping the Shuswap can

acquire at least three of the TrailRiders. To volunteer to act as a sherpa, or to help make McDonald’s other dream of getting an adaptive adventure group up and running in the area, call her at 250-832-1353.

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Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chamber of the City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, November 26, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

The City of Salmon Arm supports voluntary non-profit organizations each year by allocating, through the Annual Budget process, a contribution to the Shuswap Community Foundation for distribution as cash grants within the community. Grant applications are evaluated and awarded by the Shuswap Community Foundation Committee. The deadline for applications for a grant in 2013 is December 31, 2012. Application forms are available at www. For more information contact Shuswap Community Foundation at 250-832-5428.

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1. Proposed Rezoning of Parcel A (DD4009) of the NW ¼ of Section 17, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD from A-3 (Small Holding) to A-2 (Rural Holding) Civic Address: 151 – 60 Street NW Location: Gleneden Present Use: Agricultural Proposed Use: Agricultural and Rural Subdivision Owner / Applicant: H. Nyland / B. Brierley Reference: ZON.976/Bylaw No. 3943 The file for the proposed bylaw is available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays from November 14 to November 26, 2012, both inclusive, in the office of the Corporate Officer at the City of Salmon Arm, 500 - 2 Avenue NE. THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR INTEREST AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED BYLAW ARE URGED TO REVIEW THE FILE AVAILABLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT (OR TELEPHONE 803-4000) TO OBTAIN THE FACTS OF THE PROPOSAL PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING. Carl Bannister, Corporate Officer

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Barb Brouwer

Co-ordination conundrum We are fortunate here in the Shuswap to have a rich cultural scene, but sometimes it’s a feast, other times a veritable famine. From gallery art, to live theatre, classical music, ballet, opera, hip-hop, country music and probably the best cinema organization in the country, you name it, we seem to get it. The Shuswap Folk Music Society brings us a world of music, while the film society does the same thing with cinema. Many other organizations host fun evenings that bring the community together and benefit those in need here at home or abroad. We get access to world entertainment, as well as a vibrant and growing number of homegrown artists and entertainers. This past weekend was very quiet on the entertainment circuit – likely because we observed Remembrance Day on Sunday. This coming Saturday, there are at least four live concerts – all of them worthy of large audiences, all of them competing, not just for dollars, but a chance to share their craft with the community. This is not the first time this has happened, nor will it be the last – unless someone takes on the role of co-ordinating events. Just as importantly, events planners would have to check with the co-ordinator to see if the date they want for their event has already been chosen by someone else. Monica Kriese, who worked with the Downtown Improvement Association several years ago, remembers a large planning meeting attended by representatives from many community groups, including the Economic Development Corporation and Shuswap Tourism. She says one of the most important “needs” identified for Salmon Arm was event planning. But, she said nobody had any funding and no one was willing to go looking for it. More recently – well, if you can call five years recent – Louise Wallace stood before council, giving her final report on the Salmon Arm Centennial. A member of the organizing committee, Wallace says the number-one recommendation contained in the report was the need, not only for an event co-ordinator, but a data base detailing where organizations could find items such as chairs, tables or other equipment and service providers. Wallace said prior to and during yearlong centennial celebrations, the committee acted in this capacity, telling organizers what days already had events scheduled and what days were free. With their growing data base, committee members were also able to tell organizers where to find square tables, round tables, chairs… Wanting to bring back large events such as Moose Mouse Days and realizing the need for a co-ordinated effort, the District of Sicamous recently advertised a four-month position with a possibility of leading to full time employment. I think we’re more than ready for an event co-ordinator here too. How do we get one?



Would humiliation be enough? Sure it’s humiliating, but it just might work. According to court records a woman caught on camera driving onto a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus unloading children has been ordered to stand at an intersection wearing a sign. On it? “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.” The judge further ordered the woman to wear the sign from 7:45 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. for two days next week. The woman’s licence was also suspended for 30 days and she was slapped with $250 in court costs. But it’s the sign, the message and the humiliation of the punishment that might just shame this woman into using common sense the next time she gets behind the wheel. This approach could be used for a variety of

infractions. Take drinking and driving. Can you imagine standing at an intersection with a bright neon sign strapped to your chest? It might read “Only an idiot drinks and drives.” The same can be applied to our fine drug trafficking citizens. Aside from jail and court fees they are ordered to stand at Spirit Square with a brightly coloured sign: “Only an idiot sells drugs.” When behaviour is a problem and the threat of jail time, suspensions and monetary repercussions aren’t enough, shame should work. And these people should be embarrassed. Their behaviour is not acceptable, whether it’s out of sheer stupidity or for selfish reasons. Perhaps the threat of public humiliation would help keep our streets and children a little safer. – Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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The Observer asked:

What do you think of the Sturgis North motorcycle rally returning to the Shuswap this summer?

Brian Neumann “I don’t mind them coming back if they pay their debts this time.”

Edith Danics “I don’t want to see them back. It’s too noisy.”

Lana Sadler “I’m not interested in having them come back. It’s a waste of time and money.”

Despite report, salmon mystery far from solved B.C.’s North Coast has never had salmon farms. The area has been subject to a moratorium since an NDP-controlled legislative committee gave its verTom Fletcher dict on the problem in 2008. The popular villain in those days was sea lice. VICTORIA – Before the 1,200-page, $25-mil- Skeena MLA Robin Austin chaired the committee lion Cohen Commission report on the Fraser River that called for an end to open-pen salmon farms in sockeye salmon fishery slips beneath the waves, al- five years. Then-agriculture minister Pat Bell aplow me to dip my toe into the river of data that has proved one NDP recommendation, a moratorium flowed by in the past three years. on salmon farms in North Coast waters. If your information on this hugely complex subThis was after the Pacific Salmon Forum conject consisted of skimming a few news stories or ducted its own four-year study, led by former fishwatching protesters on TV, you will likely conclude eries minister John Fraser. what urban people have been indoctrinated with for Similar to Cohen, Fraser concluded that there is years. The whole issue is salmon farms and wheth- no simple answer to this complex problem. And er they are bad or catastrophic. they agreed that salmon farms don’t explain it. Co“Freeze new salmon farms on sockeye migra- hen’s report makes it clear that the problem is far tion route: Cohen” said the headline on a Black larger than could possibly be explained by salmon Press report. Those who read past farms. the headline would learn that Justice It’s not a pretty sight. How about logging impact? Cohen Bruce Cohen recommended a freeze From Washington up concludes after much testimony that on further salmon farms around the stream protection has improved signifiDiscovery Islands group near Camp- to the Central Coast, cantly during the time of observed sockthe Skeena, Nass bell River until 2020. It’s up to the eye decline. Impact from extra runoff and up to Yukon’s industry to show by that time that due to pine beetle infestation couldn’t the risk is “minimal,” or farms there Klukshu and Alaska’s be evaluated. should be shut down. Poaching on the Fraser? Cohen didn’t Alsek, most runs A B.C. Salmon Farming Associaget around to that. His biggest concern show a decline. tion spokesman said only nine of 70 was climate change, warming sensitive B.C. salmon farms are in that area. river waters and affecting ocean condiThere are no current applications for tions. more. During the Cohen commission hearTom Let’s say you decide to plunge in, ings, the 2010 Fraser sockeye run came Fletcher and download the full report from in gangbusters, with 35 million fish. If you One leading theory is that ash from an COLUMNIST go to Volume 2, page 102, you will Alaska volcano fertilized the ocean, see a series of graphs that show sockproducing algae that supported more eye runs from rivers other than the Fraser, from salmon feed. Washington all the way up to Alaska. Could it be that salmon ranching from Alaska, It’s not a pretty sight. From Washington up to the Japan and elsewhere is simply depleting the food Central Coast, the Skeena, Nass and up to Yukon’s supply? That too is inconclusive. Klukshu and Alaska’s Alsek, most runs show a deFinally, Tides Canada, a U.S. front group that dicline starting in the 1980s or early 1990s. verts attention from U.S. salmon and oil tankers, This includes runs that migrate down the west spent $25,000 to publicize Cohen evidence. But side of Vancouver Island, away from salmon farms. only as it relates to B.C. salmon farms, and how Alaska doesn’t allow farms, preferring “ranch- bad they are. ing” – a strategy that floods the ocean habitat with Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and colummillions of hatchery fish. These are commercially nist for Black Press and tfletchfished and marketed as “wild.”


Mike Blackburn “If they pay their bills it will be great.”

Ron Dicks “I’d support the Stomp before Sturgis North.”

Beaver issue shows disconnect from nature “Pri·or·i·ty” 1. Precedence, especially established by importance or urgency. 2. Something afforded or deserving prior attention. The beaver issue on Salmon Arm’s foreshore is all about priorities and priority-setting. People complaining about the beavers and their natural activity, whether such activity be in the wharf or Christmas Island/nature trail areas, have clearly ranked their own wishes over nature and the resident beavers — and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so. Surely they must know that the beavers are behaving normally in their native habitat — an ecological role set out for them over millenia by evolution. Probably such ‘complainants’ do know, but by automatically setting themselves and their wishes over (and above) nature and its natural processes like the beavers, they foster and reinforce the misguided and dubious belief in humanity’s self-perceived dominance over natural processes. (Consider the arrogant historical injunction for humanity to “have dominion over nature” — the sad results of that selfish ‘guideline’

being a nature that has been incessantly abused and degraded over the centuries, polluting and impoverishing plants and animals alike.) On-the-other-hand, perhaps these complainants should be thanked for providing us with such a wonderfully clear example of this deeply embedded flaw in our dysfunctional relationship to the ‘real’ natural world ? But why couldn’t complainants just simply choose a less threatening (to them) place to hike for a while, leaving the beavers in peace? The Shuswap is, for the moment, still blessed with numerous appealing trails for exercise and nature education and enjoyment. Also, do you perhaps wonder why local “environmental” groups are deafeningly silent on issues like the foreshore beavers, or McGuire Lake turtles and fish-stocking, for example? Unfortunately, the same automatic setting of human priorities as central, all-important and preeminent, are curiously, but not surprisingly, mostly the reason. Tom Crowley

Extend thoughts to victims Remembrance Day, when we remember the soldiers that died in the wars past and present, but can we also remember the innocent

that also died in the savageness of war. Joe Matulic

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The Salmon Arm Teachers’ Association was formed. First president was J.A. Chambers, principal of Salmon Arm Public School. Other officers included Miss E. Ireland, Miss O.E. Cousins, Miss F. Bettes and Miss L. Hayes. City council discussed, at considerable length, the question of minors entering pool rooms and there were indications a control bylaw would be drafted.


The Empress Theatre was crowded to overflowing this week when the Salmon Arm Social and Dramatic Club presented three plays. Among the players were: Mrs. C.F. Kearns, Catherine Carroll, H. W. Leonard, Mrs. P.A. Suckling, Jack Moir, M.M. Carroll, J.R. Tweeddale, A.S. McKim, R.J. Skelton, W.B. Piers, G. Archibald, H.W. Harbell, J.A. Labron, Miss P. Gignac, Mrs. A. Hopkins and H. Sladen. Musical accompaniment was by the United Orchestra.


The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce decided to appeal to both the Okanagan Telephone Company and The Public Utilities Commission seeking a new switchboard to improve local service. Fred Shaw celebrated 50 years in Salmon Arm. The only others, living, of longer residence were A. Settle and Mrs. Blake.


This week Dr. E.W. R Best, of the North Okanagan Health Unit, advised council to begin chlorinating domestic water supplies from Shuswap Lake as recent testing had revealed increasing pollution. A large delegation, representing many area organizations, convinced city council to close a street to be used for coasting and sleigh riding by children without fear of traffic.


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Lest we forget: (Clockwise from top) Air Cadet Fl/Cpl. Cherish Stoney stands honour guard while veteran Ron Telfer, surrounded by children, pauses to remember as he lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day ceremony held Sunday at the cenotaph in Salmon Arm; P/O (Ret.) Barry Birnie and Sgt/Major (Ret.) James Lipscombe take the parade salute; First Salmon Arm Cub Scout Joey Flodink watches and contemplates the ceremony; Knights of Columbus members Paul Cancade and Michel Saab lay a wreath.

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Auto thefts drop Crime: City sees 27 per cent reduction. Theft from and of motor vehicles is down from last year locally, as is the case throughout the province. In correlation with Crime Prevention Week in B.C., Nov. 1-7, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure put out a joint release stating the first half of 2012 has seen a 17 per cent drop in vehicle thefts throughout the province. According to ICBC, however, the decrease in Salmon Arm has been greater. A Nov. 8 email from ICBC spokesperson Lindsay Olsen states

that in Salmon Arm, there were 27 per cent fewer vehicle thefts (11 compared to 8) and 55 per cent fewer breakins (11 to 5) in the first six months of 2012 compared to 2011. Olsen adds there were 20 per cent fewer vehicle thefts and 72 per cent fewer breakins since a bait car was introduced. The province reminds motor vehicle owners that auto crime is still an issue, with thieves looking for easy targets. “If you own an older vehicle, there is a higher risk of it being stolen

or broken into as older vehicles often don’t have an effective antitheft device and are easy to steal,” states the province’s release. Tips to protect your vehicle and its contents include using an antitheft device and removing all possessions from your vehicle that might attract thieves. This includes shopping bags, electronics and spare change. Use an electronic immobilizer, park in well-lit areas, keep your garage door opener out of sight and wait for the door to close behind you when entering a parkade.

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Police make appeal in hit-and-run An apparent hit-andrun victim remains in serious but stable condition at Kelowna General Hospital. At 8:20 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, the 59-year-old man was found on the side of the

road on Highway 97A and Grandview Bench Road near Grindrod. The man was taken to hospital and later transferred to KGH for surgery. He remains in the intensive care unit. RCMP say the man’s

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Trucking industry offers jobs Job seekers are in luck when it comes to the commercial road transportation industry in British Columbia. Trucking companies throughout B.C. require professional drivers, mechanics, dispatchers and operations staff right now, which means that job seekers with experience and/or training may find work within their preferred region. For those considering training prior to joining the workforce, demand for skilled workers in the industry is likely to grow – to 2020 and beyond. There are a number of reasons for this. For truck drivers, the industry is facing a North America-wide shortage because most are 45 years of age or older and nearing retirement (in fact, in Canada, according to a report by the Canada Trucking Human Resources Council, 58 per cent of long-haul truck drivers fall in this age range). Similar shortages exist

for other jobs, including diesel engine and heavy duty mechanics. Aside from worker shortages, economic growth in the AsiaPacific Gateway is also driving demand for workers in transportation. This applies not only to companies in the Lower Mainland, but in other regions as well, since the AsiaPacific “Gateway” is actually made up of an integrated supply chain of airports, seaports, rail and road connections, and border crossings, from Prince Rupert to Surrey, with links supplied by trucking. Today’s trucking industry is an exciting place to be. Equipment in many companies is state of the art, meaning increased comfort and ease for drivers and opportunities for mechanics to work with technologically advanced systems, keeping both their skills and interest engaged. Dispatch relies on sophisticated tracking and routing

systems. Others on the operations side also use information technology of many kinds to deal with everything from licences and permits, to customer services, accounting, sales and marketing. And, people joining the industry have many career choices. Drivers, for example, may work close to home as pick-up and delivery or short-haul drivers. Those who like the idea of travelling across Canada or North America can become long-haul drivers for an employer or work as owner-operators. Drivers may haul consumer goods, fuel, logs, heavy-duty equipment, livestock – most of what we purchase or consume spent some time on the road with a commercial truck! If you already have experience as a driver, mechanic or operations worker, most companies advertise jobs on their websites. Members of the BC Truck-

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Cemetery plan reflects changing traditions By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Like most British Columbia residents, the majority of Salmon Arm citizens plan to be cremated, not buried, when they die. Salmon Arm’s new cemetery will accommodate that intent, as well as people’s wish to be buried in a more traditional way or in what’s called a “green” burial. Lees + Associates, Landscape Architects and Planners, have been working on a parks and recreation master plan as well as a cemetery master plan for the city. In a recent report to the city and the public, principal Eric Lees noted that in a phone survey his company carried out, 71 per cent of people reached in Salmon Arm said they intend to be cremated – which is slightly lower than the B.C. average. More than half said they would be interested in a green burial if it

Fire services to merge By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Directors of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board gave three readings to the Area F North Shuswap Sub-Regional Fire Services Merger bylaw. In a memo to the board, Darcy Mooney, deputy manager of Environment & Engineering Services, explained that merging the three fire services areas of Celista, Anglemont and Scotch Creek will provide advantages. Some of the benefits include: accelerated capital reserves, greater co-operation among fire chiefs, standardization of equipment, bulk purchasing, as well as closer and more consistent training. Scotch Creek residents will have only a ‘negligible’ increase while Celista and Anglemont area residents will enjoy a decrease in costs for fire service suppression.

was available. According to the Memorial Society of B.C., a green burial is one that is environmentally friendly but can include different levels of ‘greenness.’ Minimum requirements for a burial to be considered green, according to the society’s website, include a biodegradable coffin, no embalming and no grave liner. The society’s second level includes the minimum requirements plus the planting of flowers or small shrubs on and next to graves. The highest level is the natural setting of a na-

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ture or burial park. The new site for the cemetery is on the corner of 20th Avenue and 30th Street SE, the former rifle range land. The city is currently accepting name suggestions for it, so if you have one, you’re asked to email it to Brad Ackerman at backerman@ or call him at 250-803-4084. Lees termed the land “wonderful,” noting that it will be an ideal location for “passive” recreation, such as walking. “It has a beautiful forest, good access, good drainage, quite flat and the geotechnical sur-

veys are done – you can dig good, crisp, dry holes there.” Plans for the site include leaving more than half the trees intact and selectively logging the rest so that burial areas, some with upright and some with flat markers, are “carved into” groves of trees. Along with an entryway, a formal “great lawn” area would be created for holding memorials and ceremonies. Plans also encompass an opportunity for

public art, footpaths and a columbaria wall. The consultants predict that the site could serve the community for 80-plus years. The property was purchased by the city from the federal government about five years ago for $647,000. At that time the city applied to the Agricultural Land Commission to have 10 hectares of the 32.7 hectare site classified as non-farm use to accommodate a cemetery.

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The forest industry in this community has a proud history and a prosperous future Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. is pleased to announce its acquisition of Federated Co-operatives Limited’s (FCL) forest product assets at Canoe. The sale includes FCL’s plywood plant, sawmill and the log harvesting and forestry operations within the Okanagan Timber Supply Area surrounding Shuswap Lake.

Nick Arkle, Chief Forester from Gorman Bros., Ross Gorman, Co-founder of Gorman Bros. and Darrell Embley, Vice-President of Forest Products from FCL.

“On behalf of Federated Co-operatives Limited, I would like to thank our Forest Product Division employees and the community for 67 years of faithful service and support. The transfer of ownership to Gorman Bros. will continue the co-operative tradition and positive business values on which both companies were formed.” – Scott Banda, CEO, Federated Co-operatives Limited

“Gorman Bros. Lumber is delighted to expand our family of companies and thank FCL for the opportunity to continue the co-operative tradition of the Forest Products Division. We look forward to the ongoing support of our new employees and the community in creating an exciting future together.” – Ron Gorman, CEO, Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.

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Bear aware A bear eats garbage in the backyard of a home in the Hillcrest area. This is likely the same bear that has been sighted in the southeast area of the city for a few weeks. All garbage should be placed in containers so that bears, eager to fatten up before winter hibernation, cannot get into them.


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Serena Caner Mo’vember is also Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect the body’s production or use of insulin. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas that allows the cells of the body to absorb sugar from the bloodstream and use it for energy. If left uncontrolled, diabetes results in consistently high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia. Over time, hyperglycemia damages blood vessels, nerves, and organs such as the kidneys, eyes and heart. The goal of diabetes management is to prevent high blood sugars. Myth #1: Diabetes only happens to overweight people who don’t exercise. Diabetes can happen to anybody. And just to make sure no one is excluded, there are many types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. People with type 1 are dependent on an external source of insulin for life. We do not know what causes type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that usually starts off with insulin resistance (the body does not use the insulin it makes properly) and progresses to an insulin deficiency (the body can no longer make enough insulin). This is the most common type of diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Other diabetes: Although less common, diabetes can also be associated with some genetic defects, diseases (especially related to the pancreas),

infections and certain

medications (such as corticosteroids) that affect the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin. Myth #2: Eating sugar causes diabetes. Eating sugar does not

cause diabetes. However, eating lots of sugary foods can lead you to gain weight, increasing your insulin resistance and risk of becoming diabetic. Unfortunately, even people who

avoid sugar can still get diabetes. Myth #3: Diabetes is always preventable. Unfortunately, diabetes is not always preventable. What we do know is that in some

people, Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by lifestyle modification. Eating healthy, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy body weight are the best ways to re-

duce your chances of getting type 2 diabetes. - Serena Caner is a registered dietician who works at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

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Jackrabbits welcome The 2012/2013 Jackrabbit Cross Country Ski registration deadline is Nov. 30. Go to http:// The eight sessions begin Dec. 8 (provided there is sufficient snow) and run to Feb. 16. Registration includes entry into the Reino Keski Salmi Loppet in Larch Hills Jan.19. For more information, contact Suzy at 250-8320089, or Carmen at 250-833-5786.

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Improve soccer skills Is your child looking to take their soccer skills to the next level? Shuswap Youth Soccer presents the 2nd annual Fall/Winter Skills Program, starting this Sunday, Nov. 18. All pre-Christmas sessions will be instructed by Canadian National A Licence and current Thompson Rivers University Men’s Soccer coach John Antulov. Antulov or other national or European-trained coaches will instruct the 2013 sessions. Open to children born in 2003 and older. Go to

Shoot-out snuffs season The Salmon Arm Secondary Golds Boys Soccer season ended Nov. 6, when the Golds lost to South Kam. The score was tied 2-2 after regulation time, tied after overtime and was lost in a shoot out.

Try a little pickle Pickleball starts today, 7 to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Elementary, 19 years and older. Call Linda Brown at 250-832-6579 or email

Winning bridge Duplicate bridge - Oct. 30: 1. Ona Bouchard & Jim McLean, 2, Arlene & Bert Lamoureux, 3. Tom McNie & Dave Peterson, 4. Nancy Blackburn & Stephen Raffel. Social bridge Nov. 1: 1. Mary MacKenzie, 2. June Harper, 3. Shirley Fyles, 4. Peggy Fetterly. Nov 4: 1. Nan Blackburn & Carol McGregor, 2. Edie & Jack Swanson, 3. Shirley & Chuck Buckler, 4. Dan Quilty & Gerry Chatelaine. Nov. 4: 1. Bruce Motherwell, 2. Don Huntington, 3.Orville Cooper, 4. Georgina Marshall. Have a sports event? Write to us at:


Ready to block Libby Olson (left) and Grace Rempel of the Salmon Arm Secondary Junior Jewels clutch hands on defence in North Zone championship play Thursday in Vernon. The Kalamalka Lakers defeated the Jewels, and later fell to Vernon Secondary. Both VSS and Kalamalka advance to the Valley championships.

Busy ringette weekend The Shuswap Ring Robbers Novice Ringette team welcomed Kelowna to the Spectator Arena Sunday, falling to the visitors by a final score of 11-5. Chloe Latosky opened the scoring for Shuswap, taking a Camille Boileau pass hard up the left wing before ripping it past the Kelowna netminder. Natasha Kociuba swerved around three defenders to slide the ring five-hole for the Ring Robbers’ second of the game and Brianna Howard flipped the ring over the Kelowna goalie’s shoulder for Shuswap’s third of the period. Kociuba would get her second of the afternoon, slipping the ring under the goaltender’s pad late in the second,


On target: Shuswap Bunnies player Sequoia Robinson controls the ring versus Kelowna during a U9 game Saturday. and Cadence PetitclercCrosby scored with time running down in the second, for the Ring Robbers’ fifth and final

goal of the game. The Ring Robbers take on Kelowna White in Enderby this Saturday.

Salmon Arm Save on Foods Atom Saints posted their first win of the season this weekend against the Salmon Arm Inferno. The first frame was all Inferno, with the score ending up 3-1. Goals came from Mack Turner, Dayton Lewis and Joshua Shannon-Simmons. The Saints’ first goal was scored by Trent Poroznuk, with Saints goalie Brydon Howkins assisting with a sweet pass. The second frame saw the Saints answer back with two more goals by Poroznuk, rounding out his hat trick. The Inferno answered back with two more goals from Turner and Lewis. The third frame scoring was started by the Saints’ Kyle Chorlton with a top shelf shot from the face-off circle. Continuing on his scoring frenzy was Poroznuk with three more goals for an amazing six goals on the night. The Inferno answered back with one late in the third from Jaedon Mooney but it was not enough. Final score: 7-6 for the Saints. Salmon Arm Saints team members are: Howkins in goal, Chorlton, Adrian Main, Poroznuk, Ben Lutz, Brian Biccum, Carter Campbell, Antony Materi, Brandon Jacobsen, Aiden Hougan, Steven Tate, Teagen Webster-Locke, Coby Jagt, Jayden Storey and Austin McKelvie. Coaches are Clint Campbell, Chris Jagt, and Ken McKelvie.

Atom A ’Backs take two The L. Turner Contracting Salmon Arm SilverBacks Atom A Development team hosted Kelowna at the pond on Saturday, skating away with a 9-8 win. The recipient of a crisp breakout pass from Connor Kociuba, Colby Feist opened the scoring for the Backs. Salmon Arm went into the first intermission down 4-1, but Leighton Boyd’s coast-to-coast marker and Taylor Howard’s blistering slapshot top-corner from the top of the circle allowed the SilverBacks to claw back within one. Feist’s second of the afternoon couldn’t stop Kelowna from answering back with three of their own to capture a 7-4 lead going into the second intermission, but the ’Backs wouldn’t quit. Feist’s third period hat trick and markers by Marino Bordin and a tic-tactoe beauty by Jarred Feist staked the SilverBacks to a 9-8 victory. Sunday’s tilt saw the home boys travel down Highway 97 to face off against Kelowna in the second half of their home-and-home. The SilverBacks jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, on goals by Colby Feist, Blake McBeth and Zander Stewart. Feist’s second of the game took the ’Backs into the locker room at the first intermission with a 4-1 lead. Ty Bailey’s sweet feed over to Brayden Hessler on the power play and Stewart’s second of the night allowed Salmon Arm a 6-4 lead heading into the third. Goals by Bailey, Jarred Feist, Colby Feist and Stewart’s hat-trick sealed the 10-6 win for the SilverBacks. Blake McBeth had a strong showing for the ’Backs on D, working his magic at both ends of the rink, and the goaltending duo of Ben Bannister and Gabriel Murrells-Allaway shone in both wins.

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Two tight contests for ’Backs Incorporating three new players into the fold, the Salmon Arm SilverBacks worked the late shift both nights last weekend and were probably unlucky not to come away with more than just two of a possible four points. Forward Evan Anderson and defenceman Mitchell Ferguson, acquired from the Penticton Vees last week in exchange for Brock Balson, got acclimated quickly as Salmon Arm needed overtime against both the West Kelowna Warriors and Surrey Eagles. The ’Backs settled for a draw on the road versus the Warriors but suffered a 3-2 loss at home at the hands of the Eagles. Goalie Dustin Nikkel was added from the Junior B North Okanagan Knights after Salmon Arm sent Colin Dzijacky to the Woodstock Slammers of the Maritime Hockey League for future considerations. Nikkel did not play last

weekend but Robinson says he will see action soon. In West Kelowna, a winner could not be determined despite high drama when Warriors defenceman Brett Zarazun was awarded a penalty shot in double overtime. Adam Clark stared him down and made the stop to keep the game alive. “His performance (so far this season) is what allowed us to place Colin Dzijacky in a place he wanted to go,” said SilverBacks head coach Scott Robinson of Clark, who is the clear numberone goalie now. Anderson assisted on Salmon Arm’s first goal by Sean Flanagan, and Ryan Schwalbe got the equalizer with under four minutes left. Robinson liked his team’s spirit in tying it late and in overtime. “They had a couple of guys who were dominant; Marcus Basara was very good and gave us all we could handle


Take it away: Salmon Arm SilverBacks forward Harlan Orr passes the puck up the ice while fending off two Surrey players during the Silverbacks 3 -2 loss Friday evening at the Shaw Centre. but we did bounce back and in overtime I felt we had the better of the chances.” Losing to the Eagles at Shaw Centre Friday was particularly tough to swallow given how dominant the Gorillas were. In the second period, Salmon Arm outshot the visitors 17-2. “Our goaltender (Clark) came over at one point and said, ‘I don’t know what to do; I’m getting cold over here,’” said Robinson.

“As the team gets better, hopefully that happens more often but we had a 2-1 lead going into the third instead of 3-1 or 4-1. They got one opportunity (in overtime) and it was in.” SilverBacks goals were scored by Harlan Orr in the first and Jeff Kennedy in the second but the team’s undoing was a lack of finish when they owned the Eagles in the middle frame. Salmon Arm went

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on the power play just twice the entire weekend, both against Surrey. “We certainly thought in West Kelowna we could have gotten a couple of calls but teams throughout the league are playing pretty disciplined hockey,” said Robinson. A three-game weekend is up for the ’Backs as they visit Penticton Friday and then host Merritt Saturday and Prince George Sunday.

Skaalid sweeps Kamloops tourney Salmon Arm Ice Breakers Alyssa Skaalid and Tessa Elliott were in top form at the New Gold November Chill Speed Skating race held on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Kamloops. Skaalid, 17, who also skates for Team BC, convincingly swept first place in each of her four races. Tessa Elliott, 7,

skated in her first sanctioned meet where she established benchmark times in the 100-metre, 200-m, 400-m and 200-m pursuit. The Ice Breakers skate twice a week and welcome new skaters. For more information on the club, call Kimm Magil-Hofmann at 250-804-3121 or


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Fall Invitational: Shuswap Swim Team attains qualifying times. At the Vernon Kokanee Fall Invitational Swim Meet in Vernon over the weekend, Shuswap Swimmers excelled at this second event of the season. Eight team members advanced to the finals, the team brought home 10 medals, broke 21 team records, and 10 swimmers achieved qualifying times for upcoming provincial championships later this season. • 11- to 12-year-old girls: Morgan Rasmuson was eighth place in 100-metre butterfly and 200-m breaststroke races, as well as qualifying for the Swim BC AA Provincial Championships in the 100-m backstroke race. Teammate Lilli Rakose-Lund was 14th in the 50-m breaststroke, Molly Fogarty was 24th in the 100-m butterfly, Carrie Fromme was 26th in the 100-m breaststroke and Sandra Hall placed 32nd in the 50-m backstroke race. The relay team of Rasmuson, Fromme, Fogarty and RakoseLund had a good 4 x 50-m medley race, picking up seventh, while the relay team of Fromme, Fogarty, Hall and Rasmuson picked up seventh again in the

4 x 50m freestyle. • 13- to 14-year-old girls: Paige Coutlee earned eighth place in the 200-m backstroke final and qualified for the Swim BC AA Provincials in four different races: 50-m, 100-m and 800-m freestyle, as well as 200-m backstroke. Emma Pyle placed seventh in the 200-m breaststroke and qualified for the AA provincials in both the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke races. • 15-and-older girls: Bree Cooper brought home four individual medals from the competition: gold in the 50-m and 100-m butterfly, and silver in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle races. Cooper was the only swimmer on the team to qualify to race at the Swim BC AAA Provincial Championships, doing so in the 100-m butterfly. Teammate Jessie Baird placed 17th in the 800-m freestyle race, improving nearly 30 seconds from her previous best time. The relay team of Coutlee, Baird, Cooper and Pyle combined for fast racing to earn third place in the 4 x 50-m freestyle and fifth in the 4 x 50-m medley races. • 10-and-younger

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boys: Jacob Rambo won three silver medals in the 50-m butterfly, 100-m backstroke and 100-m freestyle races, also qualifying for the Swim BC AA Provincials in both the 100-m backstroke and 100-m butterfly races. • 11- to 12-year-old boys: Olin Mosher picked up the silver medal in the 100-m freestyle, and bronze in the 200-m breaststroke race. His time in the 50-m freestyle earned him a spot at the Swim BC AA Provincial Championships. Ethan Pyle placed ninth in the 100-m breaststroke race as his best result at the competition. • 13- to 14-year-old boys: Thomas Flahr

picked up the bronze medal in the 100-m butterfly, qualifying to race at the BC AA Provincials. Ethan Quilty was fourth in the 50-m butterfly and Ty WebsterLocke was sixth in the 100-m butterfly, each qualifying to compete at the coming Swim BC AA Provincials. Torrey McKee’s best result was ninth in the 50-m butterfly. The relay team of Mosher, WebsterLocke, Quilty and McKee earned second place in the 4 x 50-m freestyle, while McKee, Quilty, Flahr and Webster-Locke raced to third in the 4 x 50-m medley races. • 15-and-older boys: Logan Pilias picked


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Sometimes life is like a train wreck. And whether you’re blue or in the pink, laughter is still the best way to stay, or get back on, the rails. Just ask Rob Balsdon and Garrett Clark, two Kelowna funny men who will yuk it up in Salmon Arm this Friday to benefit the SilverBacks Atom A Development team. When asked why we need comics, Balsdon laughs and points out that it’s just too easy to focus on the negative, whether problems are of a personal or more global nature. “You need to shut your brain off sometimes and laugh,” he says. “It’s an escape from reality, a chance to enjoy, let loose, forget your problems, maybe even laugh at them once in a while.” The ability to make people laugh is a craft Balsdon has been practising for many years. Originally from Ontario, the budding comic took home report cards that said his “behaviour sometimes distracts others.” “They didn’t say that I was distracted, they said that they (other students) can’t remain focused,” he says. “I knew then I’d make money at that one day.” In radio for six years, Balsdon prefers a live show, where he can feed off the energy of the audience and know immediately if his material is working or not. While the show is rated adult, Balsdon says it’s mostly because the subject matter is familiar to adults. “We’re basically saying we’re going to be talking about subjects that adults relate to and under adults can’t,” he says. “And let’s face it, if comedy isn’t relatable, it’s not funny.” From life’s guilty pleasures like

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television and video games, to sports, school and relationships, it’s fine fodder for laughter. Balsdon says that while he now hhas hi i hhe was iinspired i d his own voice, by Bill Hicks, a man he describes as the kind of comic who said what he was thinking. “As much as he made a joke, he made a point; you learned from him as much as laughed at him,” he says. Balsdon has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Canadian comedy and he was thrilled to work with one of his idols when he opened for film star and SNL alum Norm MacDonald. How Balsdon met and became partners in comedy and best friends with Garrett Clark was surely ordained by fate. Both men spent many of their

school years in Newmarket, Ont. Both perfformed d iin th t comethe same T Toronto dy venues over the same five-year period – all without meeting. For different reasons, both comics moved to Kelowna, where, they appeared at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club. They became best friends and have since done shows all over the country. The Comedy Train Wreck grew out of those open-mic days. “To be honest, it was a train wreck most of the time,” Balsdon laughs. “It was never a question of if it would fall off the tracks, it was a question of when.” Grateful for those days and the ones that have evolved over his professional career, Balsdon says he would now prefer to perform in

a show lik id ’ like F Friday’s benefit rather than a dingy night club. “But it’s a reminder of where we came from,” he says, noting he has definitely earned his comedy stripes. “I stay true to my roots and I don’t ever want to forget those rough nights in bars where there were more comics than audience members.” Clark, however, is still happy to perform in clubs, enjoying a wide variety of venues. Like Balsdon, Clark began his comedy career early on and, got similar reports in school. “I made a lot of noises and was good at impressions,” he says. “But the teachers eventually warmed

Yuk, yuk: Comedians Garrett Clark and Rob Balsdon laugh it up at the rec centre Friday. playing at the GRAND 100 Hudson Avenue

up to me.” His inspiration came pretty much from the cradle, in a home where laughter reigned. “It was very important to laugh; we watched comedies and my dad used to write comedy,” he says. “It was very much a part of our culture – laugh, laugh, laugh.” Being Canadian born, but Australian raised, Clark shares crosscultural content – imagine a Vegemite-eating hockey fan. Considered to be one of Canada’s fastest rising comedic stars, he is often on the road and in the air, touring from Hawaii to Halifax, and from Sydney to St John’s. He has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Jamie Kennedy and Russell Peters. His answer to why the world needs comics? “You’ll live longer – it’s so important to let go and forget all the %$#@ that’s in the world,” he says, urging people to support the show and the young hockey players. “We’re extremely talented, extremely good looking and we have lots of facial hair – and who doesn’t like that?” Balsdon and Clark will perform on their own in the Nov. 16 show that begins at 8:30 p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre. Tickets are $15 and are available at Hideaway Liquor Store and at the door.

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at 6:30 p.m. at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Hear the results of the community survey and share your ideas on how palliative care can be improved. Special guest speakers. RETIRED TEACHERS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shuswap and District general meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. Contact A. Waters at 250-832-9973 for more information. RETIREES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The BC Government Retirees Association meets at noon, at the Seniors Activity Centre at 170 Fifth Ave. Christmas dinner tickets will be available. For more information, call 250 832-1374.

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at the Mall at Piccadilly Friday and Saturday, with entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing all day. BOOK SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Salmon Arm Branch of the Okanagan Historical Society will be at the Mall at Piccadilly to sell copies of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report. Cost is $25.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17 BOOK-SIGNING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chase author Ron Fox will be at Bookingham Palace Bookstore in the Mall at Piccadilly from 1 to 4 p.m. to sign copies of his book, Coyote Gals and Hunting Pals. HOMECOMING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Million Dollars in Pennies performs at Sunnybrae Hall, with Vancouver singer and guitarist Missy Donaldson opening at 8 p.m. Tickets at $15 are available at Synergy and Acorn Music. LOCAL TALENT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hosted by One Camel Short, the third Singer Songwriter Showcase of the fall features the talent of Aimie Laws, Jesse Mast and Megan Abel at 7:30 p.m. at SAGA Public Gallery. HAYRIDE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Best of Louisiana Hayride rolls out at 7:30 p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre. Tickets are available at Touch â&#x20AC;&#x2122;A Texas and Wearabouts. DANCE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Salmon Arm couples dance takes place with the music provided by DJ Jens Goerner from 8 to 11 p.m. at the legion. Tickets are $25 per couple and include snacks and prizes. Call 250-832-2443 for info. FILM FARE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shuswap Film Society presents the â&#x20AC;&#x153;perfect thriller,â&#x20AC;? the German/Norwegian film Headhunters, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. CONCERT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church concert to benefit the Salmon Arm Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shelter takes place from 7 to 9 p.m.

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place at 7 p.m. at the Scout Hall, 2460 Auto Road. Bring either an appetizer or dessert and your own cutlery and mug. JAZZ CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local Tom Collinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quintet performs at 7 p.m. at the SAGA

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FRIDAY, NOV. 23 DANCE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A hip-hop dance for the whole family steps out at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Prizes. Music by Golden Child, Leo Zen, and Abstrakt Sonance. For more information, call Tyler at 250-463-9277 or Kate at 250-832-7710.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24 BOOK-SIGNING â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Trudy Turner will sign copies of Packtrains and Airplanes

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Sharing food concerns By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

The old adage â&#x20AC;&#x153;we are what we eat,â&#x20AC;? has implications that are causing growing concern. The Shuswap Seed Savers will highlight some of those concerns on Sunday by showing Genetic Roulette Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18. The film, by bestselling author Jeffrey M. Smith, documents how genetically engineered foods (GMO) could harm you and your family. But Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mesmerizing film also shines a bright light of hope that we can reclaim our health and our food systems. A member of Shuswap Seed Savers, June Griswold says the group formed in 1995 because of growing concern that non-GMO heritage seeds would become rare. Members of the group began saving heritage seeds and sharing them in annual events in Enderby. As interest and participation grew, the group moved from venue to venue until they settled in Armstrongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A.L. Fortune School. Attendance at last Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18th annual Seed Swap & Sale totalled more than 825 and Griswold has already booked the school for next April. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the number who paid admission but we knew there were lots of other people around,â&#x20AC;? says Griswold. She says the scandal surrounding the failure of a California proposition to label GMO foods is the result of another strong-arm effort by big business, but the situation has, at least, raised awareness of the risks. Griswold is hoping to attract a large audience to Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event in order to educate community members to the risks of eating GM foods. Smith, author of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestselling books on GMOs, Seeds of Deception, is a leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. His film presents never-before-seen-evidence that points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the North American population, especially among children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn,â&#x20AC;? cautions a website promoting the film. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monsantoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong-arm tactics, the FDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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fraudulent policies and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms.â&#x20AC;? Other efforts are being made to encourage a close-to-home diet too. The provincial Ministry of Agriculture recently announced funding a Buy Local Program that will offer applicants matching funds from $5,000 to $100,000 to launch or expand local food marketing campaigns. Eligible organizations include associations, cooperatives, marketing boards, Aboriginal groups, companies and non-profit organizations. The campaigns can promote B.C. food, seafood, agricultural products, agri-tourism and include instore promotions, social media or web campaigns, traditional advertising and on-product labelling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Building the local market for B.C. foods is a key commitment of governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Agrifoods Strategy, a component of the B.C. Jobs Plan, to lead the agrifoods sector growth into a $14-billion-a-year industry by 2017,â&#x20AC;? says a press release announcing the funding. And Monday morning, Care2, a popular petition site, posted the following petition: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food production system, crop diversity is shrinking, family farms are struggling, and even something as simple as a tomato isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t nearly as good for us as it was 50 years ago,â&#x20AC;? noted the website, pointing out there exists a worldwide movement of small farmers around the world who are already working with nature to build a better food system. Not only are subscribers asked to sign the petition, but pledge to support small farmers, buy local, organic and fair trade whenever possible; learn more about where food comes from and how it is produced and, with resources and tools from the USC Canada Seeds of Survival program, discover the web of food diversity that farmers have nurtured globally for thousands of years. Genetic Roulette will be shown at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. There will be displays of information by Shuswap Seed Savers, Bee-SAFE, Shuswap Food Action Group and Shuswap in Transition.

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Celebrating music


Fan fare: Steve Corrie has CDs signed by singersongwriter Blu Hopkins and folk music icon Valdy after their performances Thursday at Carlin Hall.

Shuswap members of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association will celebrate Canada Music Week with a student recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at First United Church. The purpose of Canada Music Week is to shine a light on the importance of Canadian music; to support composers and performers of Canadian music; to introduce contemporary music to young Canadians and stimulate a keen-

er appreciation and understanding of this music, and to encourage music educators to widen their knowledge and experience of Canadian works. Canada Music Week was initiated in 1960 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Federation of Music Teacher’s Association and is celebrated during the third week of November. Admission to Sunday’s concert is by donation.

Tues., Nov. 20 - 2pm-8pm • Wed., Nov. 21 - 10am-7pm Thurs., Nov. 22 - 10am-7pm

Photos give new perspective The Shuswap Photo Arts Club hosts renowned professional B.C. photographer Chris Harris at the Salmar Classic Theatre Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Harris will give a slide show and talk based on his latest project and book, Flyover British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, An Aviation Legacy. The inspiration to create a book photographed from the air and telling the stories of the pilots, came from the aviators of the region themselves. As early as 2008, while touring with Spirit in the Grass and already shooting for Motherstone, Harris was approached by several pilots, both working and retired, who extended the offer of flights, should Chris ever wish to shoot from the air.

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Coincidentally, he and wife and partner, Rita, had just struck up a closer acquaintance with local author, journalist, historian and raconteur, Sage Birchwater. From that inspiration, an idea was born and a collaboration struck. The project was underway. The spirit of independence, adventure, generosity, and confidence that led these aviators to the skies, is the same spirit they so generously shared with Harris and Birchwater. For Harris, his beloved Cariboo Chilcotin Plateau came to life, revealing beauty he had never imagined possible. As with astronauts seeing the planet from space, perspective wrought its magic and a new visual world cap-

tured his artistic passion. These are the images he is most excited to bring to an audience; a beauty undiscovered and never photographed before, and seen only by this handful of privileged pilots. Harris is represented internationally by several major photographic stock agencies, and has been featured in many magazines including Canadian Geographic Journal and National Geographic. His images are sought after as representative of British Columbia. His website is www. The show is a fundraiser for the Shuswap Photo Arts Club, with a suggested minimum donation of $5. For more information, call Ian or Wendy Clay at 250-832-2350.

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v i G ing The Salmon Arm Observer will be publishing a Guide to Giving in December. This free guide will feature non-profit societies and what they need, in terms of donations. If you would like to be a part of the Guide to Giving, please send an outline of your non-profit organization - what it does, why it’s needed, who it serves - and then list what your organization requires. Also list contact information or a location where donations can be sent or dropped off. Please keep your information as brief as possible maximum 200 words.

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Stuck on Honey band members Maggie Davis and Denis Severino perform on stage at the Sunnybrae Coffeehouse held the second Saturday of each month.


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Concert to support safe house It’s a grand idea that supports an much-needed service in Salmon Arm. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is hosting a benefit concert for the Salmon Arm women’s shelter on Saturday. The concert is carrying on a tradition of “grand concerts” hosted by the church every year, says Cathy Sosnowsky, whose husband, Woldy, is pastor of the church. “We are calling the concert Sounds of Peace as a follow up from Nov. 11 when we remembered the sounds of war,” says Sosnowsky. “Contrary to what one may expect from the ‘dour’ Presbyterians, the church will be filled with sounds of joy.” While concert-goers will recognize the names and talent of performers such as the Dust Puppets,

gospel singer Vicki Wiebe and the jazz trio of Juanita Austin, Jim McConnell and Tim Dunne, the concert will also focus on young performers: high school students and pianists Jaeden and Aria Izik-Dzurko; 16-year-old flautist Sidney Pullin accompanied by 12-year-old sister Carly and awardwinning Grade 12 vocalist Reid Gomme. More joyful music will be provided by the Shuswap Youth Choir and the North Okanagan Children’s Honour Choir under the direction of Kate McKie. The concert takes place Saturday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the church located at 1981 Ninth Ave. NE. Admission is by donation to the women’s shelter.

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Council grants variance to account for measuring error By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

A new building built too close to Hudson Street has received city council’s approval. At the Monday, Nov. 5 meeting of the city’s development and planning services committee, council unanimously approved a development permit variance for the two-storey commercial/residential building at 160 Hudson Ave. NE. Coun. Denise Reimer was absent. The required setback for the

Hudson Avenue right-of-way is 0.83 meters, but the owner, a B.C. numbered company, and applicant, Dave Koopmans of Oasis Construction, requested a setback of 0.28 metres as the building is situated incorrectly. A letter from Koopmans notes that a human error was made when measuring the setbacks. Approval of the north facade design was also requested because it is inconsistent with the facade design in the development permit. Staff noted that the proposed changes are relatively

minor and the overall form and character of the building is still generally consistent with the city centre design guidelines. Staff stated that the new building is a big improvement over what was there before. Coun. Alan Harrison said he appreciates the contractor’s honesty in saying that a mistake had been made. He noted that the difference is only .55 metres and pointed out that a variance had already been approved for the development across the street.

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Ford dealer must put out planters By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Jacobson Ford will be placing four planters at the front of the Ford Dealership building facing the highway – unwillingly. The local dealership applied recently to the city for a variance so that it would not have to install planters. They were part of a landscaping plan agreed upon in the fall of 2011 as part of its development permit. Co-owner Mark Schneider pointed out at the Oct. 24 council meeting

that the way vehicles are laid out in front of the building, the planters won’t be seen. “I don’t think people are worried about planters; they just want to look at cars,” he said. In a letter to council, co-owner Mike Vandermeer wrote to support the request. He said the planters would mean vehicles would have to be parked farther away from the building in an area that is already tight for traffic, they would mean higher maintenance costs for the company and they could be vandalized.

He noted the business already has 250 metres of landscaped and treed frontage adjacent to its buildings. Schneider said the planters required are four feet by four feet. “It’s not a flower pot, it’s like a tree.” Couns. Debbie Cannon, Denise Reimer and Chad Eliason voiced their support for keeping the planters, while Coun. Ken Jamieson and Mayor Nancy Cooper voted for the variance. Couns. Marg Kentel and Alan Harrison were absent. Cannon suggested a

higher planter and noted the business had already agreed to the plan. Eliason, too, referred to the earlier agreement. “I was happy with this, the mayor and council were happy with this, the design review panel was in favour of this and staff were in favour of this.” Jamieson said although he initially approved the landscaping plan, he changed his mind after looking at the site a couple of times since. “I thing they (the planters) are not needed.”

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Horoscope ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will experience changes within your deepest emotions. Controlling your darkest secrets and restraining your innermost desires will help. The area of your life dealing with other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money will be highlighted. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Fundamental changes await for you in regards to a particular relationship or a business partnership. You will have a greater grasp in terms of the fogginess that was lying within this union. Clear out the facts from fiction. Truths help us shape our direction in life and move forward. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): An unclear health issue might catch your attention now. Be kind to your body and deal immediately with whatever health related issue you might have. At your job, something disregarded will surely come up, be watchful. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Important changes can stem from a creative endeavor you have been doing so far. Or, it could be relating to your children or a casual romantic partner. Whatever the issue, now, it will come to the surface and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to deal with whatever issue follows. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A change of residence could occur at this time. New issues involving family affairs will ask you to readjust your current situation. If you believe that your home foundations are not what they are, work towards building a new structure. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): News concerning an agreement will highlight your week. You will be asked to evaluate your verbal and written skills and adopt the new skills needed to advance. Your motto will be to stand out and let yourself be known. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your family life will require you to deal with unclear facets now. Your finanComplete the grid so every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.



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DEVLIN, MIRIAM Miriam passed away on November 7, 2012 in Piccadilly Care Centre, Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 90 years. Miriam was predeceased by her husband Hugh and daughter Louise Marsha Gregr. She was the loving mother of Laura (Lawrence) Asp of Guelph, ON, Linda (Dennis) Hare of Salmon Arm, BC, Leonora (Oscar) Arcala of Sorrento, BC and Hugh Devlin of BC as well as grandmother to six grandchildren and one great grandchild. A funeral service and reception was held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm. Interment followed in Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, BC (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Miriam’s obituary at www.

ANDERSON, LLOYD ALBERT Lloyd Albert Anderson, 73, died peacefully November 5, 2012 at Brookhaven Care Facility in West Kelowna. Lloyd was born February 2, 1939 in Camrose, Alberta to James and Helen Anderson. Lloyd graduated high school in Bawlf, and went on to complete a Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Alberta. He married Lona Lindroth in 1962, and pursued a career in Engineering in the Okanagan Valley where they raised two sons, Kenneth and Douglas. While in Summerland, Lloyd was very active in the Rotary Club, local community groups and a member of the school board. In 1985, Lloyd completed his Master’s degree in Urban Land Development at the University of British Columbia and went on to work on the Expo 86 project in Vancouver. His love of travel led him into a career building expo pavilions in the US, Spain and his favorite, Australia where he spent much of the latter part of his life. Lloyd was an avid sailor, traveler, runner and pilot who enjoyed life to fullest. He is survived by his son Kenneth and sister Gail Baker. He is predeceased by his son Doug and his brothers, Donald and William. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 16, 2012, 1:00 pm at the Springfield Funeral Home at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.


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250 833-1129 SPALDING, JOAN MARILYN (nee Morris) Passed away peacefully in her home at Haven Hill Retirement Centre on November 4, 2012. Marilyn was born in Guelph Ontario on March 31, 1933 to parents Evelyn and Glen. She was married in 1954 to Robert William Spalding of Preston Ontario. Living in Kitchener they began their family with the addition of three children. In 1972 the family moved to Salmon Arm where Marilyn worked in retail while raising her family. In 1992 following the passing of her beloved husband, she moved to Penticton to help run the family coffee bar (The Spotted Dog). Marilyn retired and settled into the role as grandmother (Nana) to Nolan Spalding in 2000. At that time she also enjoyed volunteering at the Penticton Retirement Center gift shop. Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her children Andy Spalding of Penticton, Karen Spalding of Salmon Arm, David (Lisa) Spalding and grandson Nolan of Penticton. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband during a private family service in Salmon Arm. Our loving mother will be deeply missed and will live in our hearts forever. The family would like to thank the staff at Haven Hill for their care and support in making Marilyn’s final years peaceful. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice or to the Penticton SPCA http://www. may be sent to the family through

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer

Career Opportunities

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Business Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools

GET YOUR foot in the garage door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeships. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882;

Owner Operators $2500 SIGNING BONUS

Owner Operators Wanted for Canadian Operation No start-up costs, fuel & safety incentives, lots of miles, benefits & much more. Above average RPM. Limited Number of Trucks required, apply today Email resume to: annette.paradis @monarchtransport .com

NOW NEW 8 week courses covering small engine, snowmobile, quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview campus. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882; REV UP your engine. Now gain 1st and 2nd year Apprenticeship Motorcycle Mechanic skills. GPRC Fairview campus. Hands-on training - street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write AB MCM exams - gain 320 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882; THE ONE - The only authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-the-art training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1888-999-7882.

GO TO your next job interview with 1st and 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic skills. GPRC, Fairview campus - Heavy Equipment Certificate program. Hands-on training, safety courses, opportunity to write 1st and 2nd HET apprenticeship exams. Gain 600 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882; LEARN FROM home. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535 YOUR NEW career is as close as your computer. Online Active Aging Fitness Practitioner Certificate. Work with older adult fitness programs, coach master athletes. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta. 1-888539-4774;


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.


As much as deep technical skills are critical for us, the most successful working relationships we’ve had over the past few years have been with folks who are incredibly professional, disciplined, focussed, and leave their egos at the door. Attitude comes first. We are looking for responsible long term employees that want to have fun and help grow our business. Full time is preferred but we are into yoga and are working on our flexibility. Please come in and see us in person.

1160 - 10th Ave. SW (across from Piccadilly Mall)

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is inviting applications for the position of

COMPUTER NETWORK TECHNICIAN This is a regular Union position for twelve months of the year paying $24.69 per hour plus benefits, reporting to the Manager of Information. Qualifications will include a two year diploma in Computer Technology or equivalent training/ experience; Knowledge/Skills in the areas of multimedia, CAD/CAM, telecommunications, data base development and connectivity, presentation software, internet applications and security systems; Ability to work in a variety of computer platforms including Windows and Linux computers; Ability to install, troubleshoot and in-service staff regarding the use of instructional and productivity software; Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide solutions to problems; Ability to work as a team player with technology staff; Commitment to continuous professional growth; Extensive keyboarding is a major requirement for this position. Duties and Responsibilities: Support the use of educational and administrative computers within the District; Installation, troubleshooting of various computer platforms including Linux; Provide in-service to staff regarding the use of software programs; Frequent heavy lifting is required; Working overhead, under desks, on ladders and in cramped spaces is a component of this position; Help desk duties; Other related duties as assigned. All interested applicants are invited to submit their application package including copies of certification and references on-line through the Make a Future website at by November 23, 2012. We thank all those who apply, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools 21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes: • • •

ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat for January 14, 2013. Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627


Employment Help Wanted

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. BUS DRIVER/GRADER operator needed by Cats Ski Company. Dec. to April. Part time work. Send resume to King’s Christian School is seeking applicants for PartTime Secretary. Interested individuals please send a resume and statement of faith to or drop off in person at the school office: 350B 30th St NE Salmon Arm. 250-832-5200 Only those short listed will be contacted. North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire Millwrights,Fabricators and Heavy Duty Mechanics. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-8389637. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430


RIDGEVIEW Lodge in Kamloops seeking Hskping (WHIMS req) & Dietary (WHIMS & Food Safe req) staff. Resume: Tire Person required Full Time. Experienced Tractor/Trailer Tire Person, Must be Mechanically Inclined. Please Fax Resume to 250546-0600.

Medical/Dental RIDGEVIEW Lodge in Kamloops & Mariposa Gardens in Osoyoos are seeking registered RCAs. Please send resume to:

Trades, Technical DYNAMIC RAIL Services Ltd. has an immediate opening for a Track Supervisor working out of our Grande Prairie office. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of track work experience, be able to work unsupervised and have a strong focus on customer service and safety. Compensation includes a benefits package, profit sharing and a company vehicle. Please submit resumes to: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Refrigeration and Gas Fitter Technician needed immed. Gas Fitter License an asset, Driver’s License a must. Call (250)675-0030


Health Products HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds by New Year’s Eve and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today Call 1-800854-5176. PAINS ALL gone a topical pain reliever spray. Helps relieve arthritis and muscle pain in the elbows, knees, legs etc. Info call 1-250-319-7600; email

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


November 15—December24

Help us help others. This Christmas give your time and be a Bell Ringer for The Salvation Army. Don’t Let your neighbours go hungry this Christmas! For more info call 250-832-9194

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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

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Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Services A29

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Financial Services


Feed & Hay


$300 & Under

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

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


A horse quality orchardgrass, 2nd crop $5 , & 1st crop $4 Al Fritzel (250)832-9070

AUCTION SALE: Nov. 17, 2012,10am sharp. Complete mill dispersal. Chu Chua Mill site (15km), Dunn Lake Rd., Barriere, BC. Items include: compressors, Kodiak saw mill PB120, welders, tools, metal sheer, scrap metal & forklifts. Consignments welcome. Haydn Auction Services Ltd., 4761 Gilbert Dr., Barriere, BC, office: 250-672-9809 cell: 250319-5230. ** items subject to change without notice.

Misc Power tools incl Grinders. 1 Recumbant excercise bicylcle and rower $200 OBO 250-832-8837

10-15 used portable toilets $50. each, need some repairs Attention: Orchard Growers. Reliable Septic Services (250)832-8404

HIGH rise canopy for Chev, fits 6.5ft. pick up, like new, $800. obo Call Wally (250)804-1940 (250)832-1940

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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.

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

Misc Services HUSBAND & wife team, honest & reliable. Will do cleaning, household chores, painting, drywall, home renovations we’ll do it all. 250-835-8243 SNOW REMOVAL Sidewalks,driveways,small parking lots Residential or Commercial Shuswap Window Cleaning 250- 833-2533

A1 GRASS hay, no rain. barn stored, excellent quality, delivery available (250)803-8353 ALFALFA/grass 1st & 2nd cut, small squares. J. Lepine (250)832-2962 GRASS $5 Straw and oat hay $4, Last years grass hay Coarse but clean $3.50 All Good for horses 250-832-4160 or 250-803-8298 HAY Alfalfa/grass mix 1st cut $4.00 second cut $6.00 Rick 250-833-4523

Painting & Decorating

Food Products FARM Fresh free range brown eggs $3/dozen (250)832-8918


STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206.

$100 & Under Pets

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

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

GRRR’S GROOM ROOM Loving care for your dog in a safe friendly home environment. Grooming in Blind Bay for over 7 years. For appointment call Trudy 250-675-2623

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

Serving Sicamous & Area for 20+ Years

PUREBRED German Shepard puppies for sale. Ready Nov. 7th. females $650. Males $550 (250)836-2126


With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Cell 833-8009 Home 836-4154


Merchandise for Sale



ANTIQUE AUCTION November 18 12pm Visit: No Buyer Fee 250-835-2126

Financial Services

Financial Services

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

ANTIQUE AUCTION November 18 12pm Visit: No Buyer Fee 250-835-2126

SA SCOUT FUNDRAISER: 16” split fir. $160/cord (4’x4’x8’). Scouts get $60 of ea. sale. Pick up, Scouts will help load. Call Robbyn @ 250835-6703 or Brandi @ 250803-6582 to arrange pick up. HURRY, ONLY 10 CORDS LEFT.

BIG BUILDING sale...”This is a clearance you don’t want to miss!” 20X20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265 One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.


Building Supplies


4-13” Good W.T, on Honda Rims $50/ea 2-14” studded W.T. Like new $50 250-8322988

2 Ultramatic twin beds, 5 years old,used for 3, excellent condition, features of hospital beds with vibrator, can be joined for double. $200. each obo 250832-9519.

COZY Comfort Gas Fireplace insert exc. cond. 16,000Btu $50 250-832-4978

Medical Supplies

$200 & Under WOOD heater for shop or cabin ex. cond. $200. ALSO 7ft of insulated metal chimney 6” flue $175. (250)675-4902

Power scooter, deluxe shoprider, heavy duty, owned 8 months, used 5 times, mint cond. also other specialty care items. 250-832-7219

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


Pet Services

Pet Services


Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Business/Office Service

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

Misc Services

old gal says “GIT ‘ER DONE!”


Garden & Lawn


Cleaning Services

Winter Cleaning & Christmas Gift Certificates Contact us For ALL types of eco-friendly Cleaning Call Melissa (250)804-7979

Handypersons CLEAN CUT RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS Home reno’s and repairs, Interior painting and trim Licensed & insured Frank Cell 250-515-3637 250-832-8153

Classifieds Get Results!

Garden & Lawn


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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030

Misc. Wanted

Fenwick fly rod reel line new in case. $75 250-833-1976

I’m a private coin collector & I would like to buy a safe full of coins. Todd 250-864-3521 MOBILITY scooters and walkers like new (250)832-7321 Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

Fruit & Vegetables

Fruit & Vegetables

Christmas trees ready. For best selection reserve now. 7 Varieties to choose from MonSun 9-4 1370 20 Ave SE 250-832-8552 Dufferin Slate POOL TABLE 4X8 w/cues rack & balls. $900 Call 250-253-7185

Petersonn ) d ) Orchards Fresh Pressed Apple Juice!

Apples & Pears Laura’s Homemade Pies

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



TWILIGHT HORSE SALE Friday, November 16, 2012 Tack at 4:00 pm Horses at 7:00 pm Featuring Bloodlines Genuine 007, Peppy San Badger, Docs Hickory, Colonel Freckles, Doc O’Lena, Poco Tivio, Bueno Chex

Special Guests Brady Grumpelt of Country Junction Feeds and Les Timmons with Hoffman’s Horse Supplements, Minerals and Rations

ALSO AVAILABLE Bagged Shavings – Stall Feeders – Panels & Gates 903 Raffan Road, Armstrong, BC SEE OUR Tel: 250-546-9420 Fax: 250-546-3399 WEBSITE FOR PICS

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

CHILLSPOT IS The Coolest Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months.

MODULAR HOMES and park model homes factory direct wholesale. New single wides $37,209 doubles $73,486 Special winter discounts! Call The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or MOTOROLA HD TV digital receiver & remote for Shaw Cable $50. (250)832-5413 NEXES 4 wheel folding walker. Box wood stove, takes 22” wood. CNR railway items. Call for details (250)832-8248 RECONDITIONED wood heaters and F/P insert. Pellet stove and Dry Birch Lumber 250835-8466 Woodfired Boiler. Tarm Innova 50 controls & storage. 250-344-2603 evenings.

The Ruzika Ranch, Killam, Alberta with 15 Head of Foals and Yearlings from their successful breeding program

Appointments necessary.

Misc Services

60” entertainment cabinet as new $200., solid maple double pedestal students desk $80., assorted wine making equip., various prices (250)833-4361

Misc. for Sale

250 833-5668



Misc. for Sale


Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer

Merchandise for Sale


Misc. Wanted WANTED! Strap-On CrossCountry skis suitable for a small 4 year old. Call 250833-1857 and leave message

Musical Instruments FIDDLES FOR CHRISTMAS! Violin with case/bow starting $119. Shop Online, by appointment in Canoe 250-833-5626

Free Items FREE: Beige stuffed rocking chair, few years old. (250)803-0412 FREE: Day Lily bulbs (250)832-6262

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 1973 mobile, 2 bed/1bath, #7 Homestead Mobile Home Park,Lovely quiet park,Large lot, fridge/stove/washer/dryer/ large shed included. $22,900.00 immediate possession phone days 250833-0342 eve and weekends 250804-3007 or 250-503-8606.

Houses For Sale 2BDRM. newly reno’d w/hardwood floors, close to DT, $265,000. (250)804-8177

Mobile Homes & Parks MANY new reno’s in kitchen & 2baths. Beautiful, wooded 55+ park $118,500. (250)803-8561


Best rate 5yr-3.09%OAC Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976. Rates Consistently better than banks

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BDRM. across from Askews W/D, parking, Call Colin (1604)858-8176 or Jeremy (1250)253-2404 Avail Dec 1st 1BDRM., adults, avail. now, quiet pet OK, private entrance, strata, $725. 1070 1st ST SE, V1E 0B6 (250)833-2129 1BDRM Apt Downtown SA, balcony, parking, laundry, quiet bldg. $650/mo. Suomi Apts. Keith (250)832-6060 2BDRM ground level in 4 plex with storage, laundry hookups on Shuswap St., $750/mo plus util. (250)832-6221 leave message, avail Dec 1 Bright 2 Bdrm corner suite in town avail Oct 1. New Upgrades, balcony AC heat incl. $750/mo refs req’d, adults only 250-833-4726 or 250-8325858 DOUGLAS MANOR 2-bdrm. $825/mo. incl. f/s, d/w, a/c, heat, h/w. N/S N/P. Avail. Dec 1. 250-803-1694 HUGE 1bdrm. $850. & Bachelor suite $550. inc. util., garbage. NP, avail. immed/Oct1, Call Bonnie (1-250)871-6000 LARGE, one bedroom daylight basement suite. W/D, fireplace, utilities included. Pets negotiable, N/S, N/D. Grandview Bench. Available immediately. $600/month. 250-8333545 PATRICIA MANOR 2bdrm $825/mo.incl.f/s,d/w,a/c,h/w,N/ S N/P Avail Dec 1. 803-1694 Sun Ridge Estates Seniors 55+ 2 bedroom apartment 1100sqft., 3 appliances Fireplace, Air Conditioning Common & Guest Rooms Starting at $991/month Please call Troy (250)833-9158 TWO bedroom basement suite. Close to parks and downtown. W/D, N/S, pets negotiable Available Nov. 15. Utilities included, $750. per month. 250-833-3545

Cottages / Cabins 1BDRM., 2bath, large kitchen, on bus rte. close to schools, shopping, beach, North Broadview, SA, indoor cat or small dog okay, NS, $650/mo. incl. util. + DD (250)832-0258



Misc for Rent

Homes for Rent

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

AVAIL. immed. older 2bdrm. mobile w/small yard, 5km from town, suits a mature single person or retired couple, NS, NP, DD & ref’s req. $700/mo. incl. util. (250)832-7518

Property Management

in Gleneden, Avail. Nov 1st

BEAUTIFUL 2bdrm & den, 2bath, priv. fenced yard, n/g f/p, a/c, sm. pet ok, $1150/mo. + util., DD, NS, 5appl. Canoe Creek Est. Avail. Dec1st (250)836-0034 (250)833-2236 BEAUTIFULLY reno’d 3bdrm. house in Raven, 2200sqft., 2bath, 2decks, storage, garage, extra parking, huge garden w/fruit trees, ground level, suitable for seniors, all appl., furnished if needed, NS, pets neg., $1300/mo. + util, (250)832-0223

Call AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

Mobile Homes & Pads Malakwa 1BDRM Trailer FS wood stove with electric Back up $500/mo 250-836-5362

Charming small 2 Bdrm home Lovely lakeview ideal for single working adult NS No dogs $775 Call 250-832-7644

Modular Homes

CHASE: 3bdrm. 2bath trailer w/addition on property, pet friendly, $800/mo. + util. (250)679-2869

Sorrento 3 bdrm modular private 1 lot from lake. 250-3722685

ENDERBY: 2bdrm., newly reno’d, downtown, all appliances, NS, (250)832-0013

Homes for Rent

Gorgeous 3/4 Bdrm w/view 1.5 acres W/D Util, Int/Sat incl. Smoking outside $1400 250-832-7809

1BDRM waterfront cottage, Sunnybrae, quiet, bright, clean, gas F/P, garage, storage, NS, NP, ref’s req. $795/mo. (250)804-9706 2BDRM Home w/half basement in Canoe incl FS Hydro NS NP $1000 250-833-2518 2BDRM. home w/laundry hookup, avail Nov15, NS, private w/large yard, $875/mo. + util. (250)832-5954 2BDRM. house 0.68 acre, Hillcrest area, fruit trees, fenced, NG, washer & dryer hookups, $900/mo. Now avail. Call before 9pm (250)5737655 3Bdrm 1.5 bath wired garage fully fenced yard NS pets neg $1100 + Util Ref’s req’d avail Dec 1 250-803-1036 3BDRM, 1 bath on farm, open concept living room & kitchen, sep laundry room, $1000/mo incl. util & sat. TV. pets neg. some work avail for right tenant (250)832-5398 3 bdrm 3 bath home for rent in Blind Bay. Hrdwd flrs throughout. F/S gas, DW, W/D, freezer. Dog run. Attchd garage. Avail. Dec 15 or Jan 01. Pets neg. NS. DD. $1400 + util. Ref req. (780) 297-1887. 3BDRM. house, upper floor, avail immed., 1260 Shuswap St. SE (250)549-9471 (250) 838-9394 3BDRM. w/garage, yard, $875/mo. + util., avail. immed. (250)832-0218 3 BED 2 bath acreage 10 minutes to S/A. 6 appl. $1100/month plus utilities DD and ref’s. 250-804-3533 4 bed 2.5 bath lakeview home in Raven for rent. W/D, D/W, f/p, a/c, hot tub, 2 car garage. NS. NP. $1400/mo. 832-7795

Mobile Homes & Parks

NEW updated 2 bed/1 bath older cabin/home. 7 min from town. NS, NP, DD, $620. per mth. (250)832-6785 Private lake setting 2bdrm + den modern home SA/Sorrento area $990 (250)833-8955 SALMON Arm: 3bdrm, garage, shop, F/S close to DT, seniors preferred $875/mo Refs req. avail. Dec. 1st (250)832-5263 after 6pm SALMON Arm: riverfront bungalow, mins from town N/S, N/P, adult oriented, $1150/mo. + util. (250)804-9678 SMALL older 2 bedroom home located close to Bastion School avail. immed., $800/mo (250)833-2053 TOP floor of executive home w/panoramic view of lake, Appleyard Sub., 2bdrm, 2 full bath, covered carport, all util. incl., ref’s req. $1200/mo., NP (250)832-5041

Motels,Hotels KITCHENETTES w/1bdrm or 2Bdrm avail. weekly, biweekly & monthly special (250)5499471 or (250)832-3075

Office/Retail PROFESSIONAL office space avail. by day or mth in SA. (250)832-3382 for details. ROOMS FOR RENT Office/consulting/healing room for rent in Namaste Yoga and Wellness Centre. Reasonble rent. Nancy 250-832-3647

Mobile Homes & Parks

Rental Housing Conference, Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 22nd & 23rd Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria. Mini-workshops for Residential Landlords & Managers. • Hoarding • Tenant Selection • Insurance • Financing • Income Tax • Energy-Efficiency • Bedbugs More information visit: To register, call: 1.888.330.6707

Shared Accommodation ROOM for rent close to S.A., cable, laundry, shared kitchen. 250-832-9331 Roommate wanted in SA. Working or Mature student NS Must be Clean and tidy FS WD $450 250-838-0698

Suites, Lower 1BDRM., W/D, No Pets, NS, near college, $700/mo. inc gas & hydro (250)832-8962 1 BED plus den W/O bright basement suite, shared laundry, 5appl, large storage room, private deck w/view, prefer clean & quiet, $675/mo. util incl. + full DD, NS, ref’s req., avail. now (250)803-8589 1BRM bright level entry near dt ns np w/d dw util cab wifi incl $750 (250)832-6620 2BDRM. Newly reno’d appl., avail Immed $775/mo. util incl. NS, (250)832-0013 2BDRM. suite, clean, w/d, NS, NP, priv patio, view, avail. Immed util incl (250)832-9495 BRIGHT recently reno’d 1bdrm close to OUC & Field of Dreams, NS/NP, avail. now, shared laundry, $750/mo. incl. util, cable, int. (250)804-4942 CHASE: 2bdrm newly decorated N/S, N/P, W/D/DW, heat incl. $700/mo + DD. Refs (250)679-8578 (250)319-3706




Suites, Lower

Auto Accessories/Parts

Auto Financing

DAYLIGHT 1bdrm 8k from SA W/D all util incl Sat&int. Ref’s req $700/mo 250-832-7809 ENDERBY 1 bedroom + Den Neat and clean, recently renovated Shared laundry Utilities included, no smoking, small pet ok- w/approval $700/ month, $350 DD. References required Call: 1-250-307-7219


Cars - Sports & Imports 1997 Honda Accord EXR, leather, sun roof, ac, all new brakes, $2500. (250)832-4170

HILLCREST: avail. Dec1st, 2bdrm., 1bath, w/d, NS, NP, $900/mo. incl. util. (250)8337840

Recreational/Sale 95 GMC Diesel 4x4 ext cab FS Box w/8’ Camper Good Cond $3200 250-835-8875

LARGE bedroom with walk-in closet, full bathroom and kitchen. Near uptown Askews. $900/mo including utilities. (250) 517-9617

Trucks & Vans 1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L V6, 229K, reliable, base model, Sony CD, 2 sets of tires. Some rust. $1600. 833-0607 2009 Ford F-150 4x4 Full size MUST SELL $23,500 92,000 km 250-253-1799

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Patricia Margret Langset, formerly of #2161051 6 Ave. NE., Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 0A6, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Charles A. Russell. 3260 2 Ave. NE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2B4, on or before 15 December 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Charles A. Russell, Executor

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Peter V. Dasnieres of Port Moody, BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resouerce Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region – Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication office, for a Right-of-Way for waterline purposes covering part of Lot 10 District Lot 2946 Kamloops Division Yale District Plan 7634 situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Seymour Arm. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3412641. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until December 6, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website http:/ jsp –> Search –> Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to be public upon request.

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This Holiday Season...

Shop Local, Shop

The SHUSWAP And you could receive a

LIMITED EDITION GUND™ TEDDY BEAR Only 20 “Snowslys” will be awarded!

Meet SNOWSLY The Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News are pleased to announce Snowsly, a limited edition GUND™ Teddy Bear. Snowsly will be a great addition to anyone’s teddy bear collection. By shopping at the participating merchants during this promotion, you could receive one of 20 Snowsly teddy bears to take home with you!

So, how do I get my “Snowsly” teddy bear? 1. Save all your receipts when you shop at any of these participating merchants. 2. On Thursday, December 20, 2012 ~ 20 Snowsly teddy bears will be given away to the Àrst 20 people who provide proof of purchase from these participating merchants totalling $300 or more (before taxes). (Proofs of purchase must be dated between Nov. 14 and Dec. 19, 2012). Come to the Salmon Arm Observer ofÀce, 171 Shuswap Street NW between 8 am and 5 pm.

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Participating Merchants

in Merchant Gift CertiÀcates

Everyone who shows up at the Salmon Arm Observer with $300 in participating merchant receipts will be entered into a draw to win an additional $500 in merchant gift certiÀcates.

Buckerfield’s Canadian Tire Centenoka Park Mall Dollar-Up Imports DeMilles Great Canadian Oil Change Home Building Centre Safeway Save-on-Foods

1771 - 10th Avenue SW 2090 - 10th Avenue SW 360 Trans Canada Hwy. SW Centenoka Park Mall TCH – SW Salmon Arm 1291 TCH NW, Salmon Arm 151 - 5th St. SW Centenoka Park Mall The Mall at Piccadilly


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Participate in Save on Food’s in-store

Food Bank Promotion Available to customers every time they shop at Save on Foods 2


Come on in this week and



When you donate a minimum of $2.00 to the Food Bank using our existing donation coupon, you will be entered into a draw for a


Please add $2 to my bill for my local food bank. BC SHARING


120 Home Brewing System: KEURIG ELITE Gourmet Single Cup “coffee pod” system.

Brought to you by Food Banks British Columbia



The draw will be Saturday, November 17 at 5 p.m.


T he Food Bank needs your donations to build up the Christmas Hamper goods.


Please add $2 to my bill for my local food bank. BC SHARING

There is a coupon at each till that, when scanned, adds $2.00 to the customer’s order. That donation is given directly to the food bank in Salmon Arm. The food bank then special orders the products that they require to fill up the food bank. Save On Foods provides the lowest possible price to the Foodbank to help those donation dollars go farther.

Brought to you by Food Banks British Columbia





Please add $2 to my bill for my local food bank. BC SHARING Brought to you by Food Banks British Columbia

Last year we had three pick-up loads of canned goods dropped off for the Christmas hampers.



The shoppers can donate any amount -- $2.00, $4.00, $6.00 or more! Save On Foods is a great community partner. We donate baked goods, discontinued items, products with ripped labels, and more every day. check out our


flyer dates


Friday to Thursday

BC’S very own



Please add $2 to my bill for my local food bank. BC SHARING Brought to you by Food Banks British Columbia



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Salmon Arm Observer, November 14, 2012  
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November 14, 2012 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer