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n Five-year-old Karis Borstel has to reach up high to put her money into the Salvation Army Christmas kettle set up at the Mall at Piccadilly.

RCMP seize drugs, cash and guns Chase, Scotch Creek, Lee Creek: Police make three separate raids, eight arrested. By Cavelle Layes

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Six men and two women were arrested in a drug bust Nov. 25, after search warrants were executed in Lee Creek, Scotch Creek and the Village of Chase. The drug bust, says Sgt.

Gary Heebner of Chase RCMP, was part of a ongoing project that began in October and resulted in the arrest of those who represented a large part of the area’s drug trade. Members of the Chase and Salmon Arm RCMP

detachments, South East District General Investigation Section and the Police Dog Service from Kamloops all provided a joint effort in carrying out the search warrant for illegal drugs Sunday. While the dollar value

of the drugs seized was not available at press time, Heebner did say that an significant amount of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, cannabis and the components for manufacturing meth were removed from the residences.

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n Charmaine Hockman’s Pomeranian Louie has its picture taken with Santa at Buckerfield’s annual Pet Photos With Santa fundraiser for the SPCA last Saturday.


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Criminal charges pending against six men, one woman Continued from front rested lived in the residences and were well-known to local authorities, he says. The three locations were separately targeted by police between 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Heebner says the location on Eva Road in Squilax had been frequented by police in the past. “There was a drug bust there before that involved the Josh Reese


matter with the gun take down,” he says, “and there was also an attempted murder there last winter.” The other two locations were the fruit stand at the end of Shuswap Avenue off the Trans-Canada Highway, as well as a mobile home park in Scotch Creek. Those arrested were between the ages of 19 and 70, says the Chase officer, with the 19-year-old man being one of the major players.

The investigation continues and no charges have been laid. However, Heebner believes multiple chargers involving possession, and possession for the purpose of trafficking will be made. Those involved are expected to appear in court within the next five weeks. One of the females arrested during the bust was released without charges. “It appears she was just a bystander,” says Heebner.


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ShuSwap Tough economy prompting difficult choices Lure of employment elsewhere: Barber closes doors in order to make ends meet on the pipeline. By Lachlan Labere


Dave Waugh looks tired as he sits back in his old leather and steel barber chair, resting his right shoulder that was recently dislocated while working on a pipeline. Such an injury was never really a concern for Waugh during the 16 years he stood behind the chair as the operator of Sicamous’ sole barbershop, Dave’s Barber Styling. But with bills piling up, and his son having grown up and moved away, Waugh had to abandon the barbershop for the promise of better paying work in Rocky Mountain House, Alta. “It never was so bad before because in the winter times I was coaching hockey, my son’s hockey team, so I needed the weekends off for that and I could close at four o’clock in the afternoon to get to the rink on time, but it’s never been good in the winter, fall or spring,” Waugh laments. “In the late spring, early summer, to the end of August, it’s decent. And then after that… by this time, in November, I mean, just look out there. I’ve been around the shop here for about an hour now, just puttering back and forth, and there’s just not much going on here at all.” Regarding his injury, Waugh laughs when he says that’s what happens when you’re a 51-yearold man trying to keep up in a

20-year-old’s job. The work, he says, is good, but hard, noting the days are long – about 14 hours – and the breaks are few. But the paycheques are good. “It’s a catch-22,” says Waugh. “When you’re here, you have a more sedentary lifestyle. You go home, you’re in your own house with your animals there, but you’re worrying about the bills and you’re always broke. You go away to work, you’ve got money in your pocket but you don’t have time to do anything.” Earlier in the year, Waugh pursued the notion of working up north, but wound up sticking it out at the barbershop for another summer. When fall came, and business slowed down as it usually does, an opportunity presented itself. But Waugh says it still wasn’t easy to close his doors and move on. “You know, I still love it here. I love the people here,” he says. “My customers and my friends are all here. It’s close to my heart. But I have to work out of town to make ends meet now. I was robbing Peter to pay Paul for too many years now, and it was coming to a point where it was all going to implode.” Waugh knows his story isn’t unique in Sicamous, particularly with the steady decline of primary industry in the area. In fact, Eagle Valley Community Support


n Dave Waugh goes through a stack of bills piled up in his barber shop – something that prompted him to close the shop and take work up north.. Society president Pam Beech says that in poor economic times, such as what the community is now experiencing, it is very common for a parent to take up fulltime work away from home. “We do have a lot of husbands having to work away,” says Beech, adding the number of families that are separated in that way has grown even more in the past two years. “It is a difficult thing for families to be separated.

It leads to a very high demand, a high level of emotional distress within families. It’s not good for the emotional health, the mental health of the community.” Beech says the support society also frequently sees families dealing with the crisis of deciding if a parent should take up work elsewhere, even though they want to keep the family unit together. She says those that can afford

to relocate together will, but not all have that option. One positive for Waugh is that his current job is only three hours away from his son. His home, though, is still in Sicamous. And the barbershop? Waugh says he’s going to keep it as is for now, and when there’s a two- or three-month break in the spring, he may be back behind the chair for a short while, cutting hair and taking it easy for a bit.

Sturgis North 2013 to take place on Little Shuswap Lake

By Tracy Hughes


Next summer’s Sturgis North Motorcycle Jamboree and Music Festival is to be held at Silvery Beach, located on Little Shuswap Lake. The Sturgis North organization announced the location on their Facebook page earlier this week after previously announcing their

partnership with the Neskonlith Indian Band for the site. The site is located in the Shuswap east of Chase. This would be the third Sturgis North event. The first was set on Neskonlith Indian Band land west of Salmon Arm and the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds, while the second was held at the Spallumcheen MotoPlex Speedway and Event

Park near Vernon. There still remain outstanding debts from the inaugural event; however, in a press release, the organization says there will be “a focus on obligations to creditors to be met.” Joan Hansen, the newly appointed Sturgis North president, and Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson say they are looking towards

a long-term partnership which will include an advisory board made up of both Sturgis North personnel and members of the Neskonlith band. “The goal is to build an event where everyone is welcome, is exciting, entertaining, well priced, enjoyable and with careful planning and budgeting can bring in generous revenues to the Shuswap

business communities and bring pride to the various surrounding communities,” says the release. Sturgis North has also committed to work with the Neskonlith to promote cultural awareness and job creation. The dates for the event have been set for Thursday, Aug. 22 to Sunday, Aug. 25, the weekend following the popular Roots and Blues Festival in Salmon Arm.


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n Erin Novosel, Naomi Silver and Lynda Olson check out the handmade pottery and painting for sale at local artist Lee Rawn’s annual Christmas sale held Saturday at her little red brick house studio.


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Downtown: Shop, dine, relax, enjoy. Catch the holiday spirit on a crawl of the musical variety this Christmas season. Following on the highly successful Roots and Blues crawl this summer, the Christmas crawl is an invitation to put your parcels down, slow the pace and enjoy the music of talented local performers. The musical crawl begins Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at the Blue Canoe, where The Desert Rose Duo will perform. Stroll and shop from 5:45 to 6:15, then rejoin the crawl at Hedi’s Wine Bistro to hear Tanya Lipscombe from

6:15 to 7 p.m. Downtown Salmon Arm is open late. Stroll and shop until 7:30, when Jordan Dick performs at the Pink Cherry. Move on over to Cantina Vallarta to hear Jacob Verberg and Darrin Herting from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. Catch the holiday spirit again Tuesday, Dec. 11 with Blue and Kelly Hopkins at the Shuswap Pie Company from 5 to 5:45. From 6:15 to 7 p.m. it’s Duncan MacGregor at Java Jive and Sandy Cameron at the Pink Cherry from 7:30 to 8:30. Complete the evening’s musical

crawl by listening to Jordan Dick at the Barley Station. The third and final week of the crawl rolls out Tuesday, Dec. 18 with Kyle Fitzpatrick at the Blue Canoe from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Stroll, shop and maybe dine until 6:15, when Runaway Lane performs at Superb Donair. After another halfhour pause, the music resumes at 7:30 with Jacob Verburg performing at Culinary Inspirations. The evening and the musical crawl come to a close with a performance by Peter Clarke at Adiamo.

SAGA features affordable art SAGA Public Art Gallery presents the annual Affordable Art Fair, an exhibition of 100 multi-media works by 20-plus Shuswap artists, all priced under $200. Be charmed by smallscale oil, watercolour and acrylic paintings, metal sculpture, pottery,

fibre art, photography and pastels. The exhibition opens with a 7 p.m. reception today, Nov. 30 that features live music by a recorder/viola trio and delicious refreshments.   The exhibition runs Dec. 1 to 15, and is open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 and 11.  

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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. FRIDAY, NOV. 30

FASHION SHOW– Salmon Arm Secondary hosts a Fashion 4 Famine show at

7 p.m. at Sullivan campus. Tickets are $8 and proceeds go to Free the Children in Africa. ADULT IMPROV – Shuswap Theatre’s Laughing Gas Improv Troupe presents the adult version of How the Grins Stole Christmas, the hilarious stories and songs of Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $15 per person. SAGA SALE - SAGA Public Art Gallery’s Affordable Art Fair opens with a 7 p.m. reception featuring live entertainment and refreshments. The fair runs to Dec. 15. LADIES NIGHT – An evening of food, shopping, silent auction, with proceeds to local food banks. Special guest speaker Patti George from Belize. Doors open at 5 p.m. To reserve, call Bev at 250 804 8775.


OPERA - Salmar Association’s Live at the Met presents La Clemenza di Titto

at 9:55 a.m. at the Salmar Classic. Tickets are available at the Salmar Grand. ELVES WORKSHOP – A family friendly, free, drop-in art workshop features fun Christmas projects at SAGA Public Art Gallery from 11am to 4pm. Suitable for families with kids aged 2 to 12. CHRISTMAS SALE – Silver Creek Seniors Hall is the place for crafts and baking from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is available. Anyone interested in renting a table for the day, may call Pat at 250-832-4174. OPEN HOUSE – The Little Red Hen Bakery at 3590 30th St. NE is hosting a holiday open house featuring local artisans selling Christmas greenery, soap and other body care items, pottery, baking and more. AUTHOR, AUTHOR – Shirley Bigelow DeKelver will read from her new young adult novel, The Trouble With Mandy, at a 2 p.m. at the Salmon Arm branch of Okanagan Regional Library at the Mall at Piccadilly. FILM FARE – Shuswap Film Society presents Trishna, story of a woman whose life is destroyed by love and circumstance at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.


ADVENT – St. John’s Anglican Church at 170 Shuswap St. SE begins the

season at 7 p.m. with a traditional evening of readings and music, and a choir directed by Mary Landers. COMMUNITY CAROLS – The Salmon Arm Ministerial Association presents a community carol service at 7 p.m. at the Gathering Place 350 30th St. NE. An offering will be taken for the SAFE Society. SENIORS DANCE – The Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre presents a Jammers Dance, with a variety of musical entertainment at 7 p.m. FAMILY MOVIE – CUPE union hosts a family movie, Rise of the Guardians, at the Salmar Grand at 2 p.m. Free admittance with donation to food bank.


BABY TALK – Self care for mothers from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the health unit.

Drop in for parents of babies from birth-12 months. For more information, call 250-833-4100.


DOWNTOWN – A Holiday Music Crawl plays out at Blue Canoe from 5 to

5:45 p.m., Hedi’s Wine Bistro from 6:15 to 7, The Pink Cherry from 7:30 to 8:15 and Cantina Vallarta from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m.


CHRISTMAS CONCERT – First United Church presents Shuswap Men’s

Chorus with guests, the Ancora Women’s Choir at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at Pink Cherry and Shuswap Clothing & Shoe, or $15 at the door.


PHOTO OP – The Shuswap Family Resource Centre at 181 Trans-Canada

Hwy. hosts Christmas photos by donation from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 to noon Friday, Dec. 7 and photos with pets from noon to 1:30 p.m.. For more information, call 250-832-2170.

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Know that the Lord, He is God, it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people. – Psalm 100:3

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Interim Priest in Charge Rev. Canon Barbara Stewart

10:00 a.m. Services Sundays and Wednesdays 170 Shuswap Street S.E., Salmon Arm

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Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church Pastor Peter Stellingwerff 10:30 a.m. Worship

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1191 - 22nd Street NE

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10:30 AM • WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL Pastor: Rev. Erik Bjorgan 1801 - 30th St. NE ~ 250 832-6160

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian T.C.Hwy. across from RCMP Rev. Woldy Sosnowsky

Pre-service singing 10:45 a.m. Worship service 11:00 a.m. 250 832-7282


Pastors Glen and Roseanne Fraser SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 a.m. 191 - 2nd Ave. NE ~ 832-9196

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Church of Christ

We meet at 2560 Auto Road SE Come & join us! 10 a.m. ~ Worship & Communion 11:15 a.m. ~ Classes for all ages Phone for Information 250 833-0927

Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastors Mel & Joyce Janzen 250 675-3839 or 250 835-8736 4409 Trans Can. Hwy., Tappen

Mountain View Baptist Church

United Church Ministers: Rev. Juanita Austin & Joanne Koster

Worship: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School for the whole family @ 10:30 am

First United: Worship with Children’s Church: 10:30 a.m. OKANAGAN AVE. & 5TH ST. SE 250 832-3860

Pastor Benje Bartley

For info.: 250 833-5636 1981 9th Ave. NE (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church)

To change your Service times during Dec. 1st to Dec. 31st, please call or email Leah at 250-832-2131 ext. 208, Email: before Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.

Crossroads Free Methodist Church PASTOR GEORGE FLEMING Sunday Worship: 11:15 a.m. Traditional Service 250 832-8068 121 Shuswap Street SW

Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m.

Hillcrest School, 1180 20th Street S.E. Office - 331 4th Street N.E., 250 832-9142 Email: Lead Pastor: Pastor Ken Dryden

River of Life Community Church Pastor Reuben Pauls - 250 675-3636

Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Sunday School - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery to age 12) 2405 Centennial Drive, Shuswap Lake Estates Lodge, downstairs

Broadview Evangelical Free Church Bob Bartell - Lead Pastor Tamara Peterson - Women’s Ministries Pastor Daron Blenkin - Student Ministries Pastor Rudy Evans - Children’s Ministries Pastor

Worship Service at 9:45 Nursery Care for ages 2 & under Sunday School for ages 3 - Gr. 8 350 - 30th Street NE 250 832-6366

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Salmon Arm Mennonite Church 4480 - 30th Street NE

Sunday Worship ..................................... 10:00 am Sunday School .........................................10-11 am Message ............................................... 11-11:45 am Every 4th Sunday evening Hymn Singing 5:30-6:30 pm Every other Thursday Prayer Service & Bible Study 7:30-8:30 pm

Pastor James Baer 250 832-3615

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (LCC) 9:30 am Bible Study 11 am Sunday Worship Pastor R. Brown

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St. Mary’s Anglican/ United Church 1188 Trans Canada Hwy., Sorrento Ph. 250-675-2294 Tuesday Eucharist 10 a.m. The Rev. Bruce Chalmers SUNDAY WORSHIP - 10 am

Little Mountain Bible Chapel

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CATHOLIC CHURCHES Shuswap Lake Area Mass Time: SALMON ARM: St. Joseph’s 90 First Street SE Sat., 5:00 pm & Sun., 9:00 am SICAMOUS: Our Lady of Fatima Sundays at 2:00 p.m. BLIND BAY: Our Lady of the Lake 2740 Fairway Hill Rd., Blind Bay Sunday, 11:15 a.m. CHASE: Blessed Sacrament Sunday, 9:00 a.m.



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Another blow to marijuana laws

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study released this month has revealed the cost the failed war on drugs is having on the British Columbia economy. A coalition of researchers from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University estimates the B.C. cannabis market could provide the government with $2.5 billion in tax and licensing revenues over the next five years. “If you begin to stand back and calculate just how much potential tax revenue is instead going to fuel organized crime, it really highlights how we need to start questioning our current approach,” said Dr. Evan Wood, senior author of the study. The study is just the latest blow against those who remain committed to preserve and protect the profit margins of organized crime. The study challenges one of the primary arguments against regulating marijuana: that the market cannot be taxed. Critics had previously pointed to U.S. drug laws as a reason why B.C. shouldn’t move towards decriminalization. But when Colorado and Washington state voters approved the legalization of marijuana use, that argument went up in smoke. “When you look at the enormous potential to save on policing costs, raise government revenue and wage economic war on organized crime, you understand why U.S. states have recently taken the taxation and regulation approach,” said former B.C. premier Ujjal Dosanjh. It seems the only ones left still supporting the current drug laws are those who make their living in organized crime — and their unwitting allies in the provincial and federal governments. -Penticton Western News

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Knowing where you’re going Part one of a two-part series. The weekend after I joined the Cub Scouts (a junior branch of the Boy Scouts of Canada), I went out and bought myself an official Boy Scout compass. As I recall it cost me something like $3.95 at Gerlovin’s Hardware Store. I didn’t last very long in the Cubs, but I did get a fair amount of use out of the compass. I took it with me whenever I went camping, fishing or riding my bike, just in case. While I may not have known too much about the proper use of a compass or how to use it in conjunction with a map, it did not stop me from venturing out into the great outdoors, and the fact that I am here today to write this column is proof that I found my way back. There is, however, a certain amount of scientific knowledge required to properly read a compass. Understand the science and you are well on your way to know where you’re going. A compass works on the principal of magnetic attraction. Think of the needle of a compass as a bar magnet

THE GREAT OUTDOORS James Murray that is being attracted by the North Magnetic Pole sort of. In actual fact, the needle of a compass aligns itself with the parallel lines of magnetism connecting the north and south magnetic poles, so that it lines up north and south, with its northern end pointed north and its southern end pointed south. The Earth’s magnetic field covers the entire earth and is generated by the movement of its iron core in relation to the crust. The needle of a compass is marked with north and south ends - most usually with the north end painted red. There are four important points on a compass north, south, east and west known as cardinal points. A direction halfway between an cardinal point, say north and east would therefore be referred to as northeast.

Subsequently, the three other inter-cardinal points - southeast, southeast and northwest. There are also secondary inter-cardinal points halfway between each cardinal point and inter-cardinal point. These are north-northeast, eastnortheast, east-southeast, south-southeast and so on. With these points of direction, you can determine a fairly good idea of what direction you need to travel in order to reach your destination. Because there is more often a need for precise directions, the face of a compass is further split into 360 marks called degrees, representing the circle of direction which always surrounds you. By aligning your compass with your direction of travel and using the N-S-E-W markings, you can get a good idea which direction you are facing or heading. (The direction you are travelling is called your heading – heading and bearing are essentially the same thing.) Having said all of this, nothing is ever simple. So into the process we must now introduce magnetic declination. Magnetic declination is

the angle between magnetic north (the direction the north end of a compass needle points) and true north. The declination is positive when the magnetic north is east of true north. Simply speaking, true north is the direction in which the north pole is located along the Earth’s rotational axis, while magnetic north is the direction toward which the compass needle points. Magnetic declination varies both from place to place and with the passage of time. In most areas, the spatial variation reflects the irregularities of the flows deep within the earth. (In some areas, deposits of iron ore or magnetite in the Earth’s crust may contribute strongly to the declination.) Degrees of declination must be added or subtracted from the degree of bearing when determining precise direction, especially when using a compass in conjunction with a map. We’ll get into all of this in next week’s column.

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View point Balancing foreign interests From the hill Colin Mayes One very controversial issue being debated is foreign investment in Canada’s natural resources sector. Foreign investment is good. It brings much-needed capital for developing a vibrant economy, creating jobs, growth and prosperity for all Canadians. The Investment Canada Act sets out the criteria used to measure the greatest net benefit to Canadians when foreign investment enters the Canadian market. This act has been in place for many years and our Conservative government is the only government that has used this to stop foreign investment that had the potential to com-

promise our economic sovereignty or national security. In 2008 the MacDonald-Dettwiler sale to a USA company was denied as it had the potential to compromise our national and intellectual property security, not to mention Canadians losing the benefit of the many tax dollars invested in MacDonaldDettwiler’s research in developing RadarSat. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. is the largest producer of potash in the world. Canadians and especially those living in Saskatchewan did not want to see the sale of this company to foreign interests. They felt this resource was crucial to food security and feared the company’s headquarters might be moved out of Canada. Based on this, in 2010 your government decided not to support the foreign purchase of this resource company. Recently, your government turned down the purchase of Progress Energy Resources

Corp, a Canadian oil and gas company, to the Malaysian state-owned oil company Petronas. Your government is also reviewing the Nexen (operating in the Canadian oil and gas sector) sale to the Chinese state-owned oil and gas company CNOOC.

“You can be certain that we will continue to ensure that foreign investment in our Canadian economy will balance Canadian interests...” The issue here -- is it in Canada’s best interest for a foreign stateowned company to have a majority interest in a Canadian natural resource? What are the safeguards to ensure corporate profits will be retained in Canada or even that taxes paid on profits will stay in Canada to help pay for services delivered by

the three levels of government? Journalist, Terence Corcoran of the National Post suggests: “Stateowned enterprises pose a threat to free market nations.” I agree. We do not want foreign states who do not share our values of law and order, human rights and fair labour principles to dictate market practices or deplete our resources with no net benefit to Canadians. Our government has amended the Investment Canada Act to ensure state-owned enterprises adhere to Canadian standards of corporate governance and operate according to commercial principles. You can be certain that we will continue to ensure that foreign investment in our Canadian economy will balance Canadian interests and fair market principles. - Colin Mayes is the member of Parliament for the Okanagan Shuswap

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“Brent always been our “Cellswitching Phone Guy”. “Wehas had a great experience It’s a pleasure walking into his store to Bell. We love our phones!and know we are going to get personal attention, Brent saved us hundreds of dollars” great service and a great deal.”

No care: No replacements yet, medical office closed. He couldn’t stay away the first time, but now this well-known Sorrento doctor plans to try out retirement for the second time around. Sorrento and Area Community Association (SACA) hosted a potluck dinner to celebrate Doctor Don Paterson’s retirement Monday, Nov. 19th at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The community came together to say farewell to Dr. Don Paterson, or Dr. Don as he is known in the area, after serving as the primary doctor for 35 years. During the event, Paterson was presented with a plaque, by SACA chairperson, Barry Stokes.

n Dr. Don Paterson and his wife were feted with a potluck dinner to mark his long service to the community. Paterson was also presented with a plaque expressing appreciation. SACA director Norm Martin presented Paterson’s wife, Doreen with a lovely bouquet of flowers. Both Dr. Don and Doreen mingled with community members,

cutting and serving a retirement cake to all the guests. The community will greatly miss Dr. Don, who has served several generations of families and provided consis-

tent health care to the community. Paterson had originally retired in August 2006. But when his replacement moved to Salmon Arm after only serving the area for two years, Dr. Don came back. He gave up the relaxed life of retirement to help the sick and injured once again. As of Nov. 15, Paterson has officially retired once again. While the community is thankful for the time he spent serving area residents, some are expressing their concern. The area has not yet found a doctor to take Paterson’s place and, as a result, the medical office has remained closed.

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Music benefits community The heartwarming Fair Exchange of Gifts Benefit Concert takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Shuswap Theatre. This is the fifth year for the popular show, which will be raising funds for the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Centre, Salvation Army Food Bank and Shuswap Second Harvest. Concert co-producer Ted Crouch is excited about this year’s lineup, which includes soprano Stephanie Nakagawa, violinists Denis Letourneau and Susan Schaffer, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Aspen Switzer, a Million Dollars in Pennies, perennial favourites Blu and Kelly Hopkins and Crouch’s co-producer and storyteller James Murray. Nakagawa has sung with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Indiana University Opera Theatre, UBC Opera, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Westcoast Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin in Italy, Prince George Symphony and the North Bohemian Philharmonic in the

Czech Republic. A graduate of UBC’s opera program and winner of the prestigious UBC Medal, Nakagawa holds a master’s degree from Indiana University and is currently pursuing her doctorate. “We are also pleased to have singer-songwriter Aspen Switzer back in the lineup this year; she is such a talented songwriter…, with such a beautiful, haunting voice,” Crouch says. “We are also thrilled to have a Million Dollars in Pennies, Stephanie Webster and Mike Shaver, formerly of Old Man’s Beard, who just got back from a musical cycling tour across Canada.” Okanagan Symphony concertmaster Denis Letourneau and assistant concertmaster Susan Schaffer have mesmerized audiences at each of the previous Fair Exchange of Gifts concerts as have Blu and Kelly Hopkins. “Denis and Susan and Blu and Kelly have been with us from the beginning, the very first show,” says Crouch. “Their willingness to take part, year after

year, is what the show is all about – the spirit of the show.” Crouch notes that, to date, Fair Exchange of Gifts benefit concerts have raised in excess of $10,000 for local charities. From opera, classical and contemporary, bluegrass, folk-blues and storytelling, this year’s show has some-

“Our numbers are way up this year. The need is greater than ever.” Dave Byers Community care coordinator Salvation Army

thing for everyone. “Everyone gets to feel good and, more importantly, people in need get to have a better Christmas,” he says. “It really is a fair exchange.” One special feature the audience can look forward to this year will be the premiere of a song co-written by Murray and Crouch,

based on the memory of a friend that died far too young. It was Murray’s poignant story, A Fair Exchange of Gifts, about what he would give Duffy, his faithful canine companion of many years, that gave rise to the annual benefit concert. The show is sponsored by local businesses and all the proceeds from the gate go to charity. Food and unwrapped gifts are also welcome and will also be dropped off to this year’s charities. “There is a real need out there this year,” says Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Centre Executive Director Patti Thurston, a sentiment that is shared by Salvation Army Food Bank Community Care Co-ordinator Dave Byers. “Our numbers are way up this year. The need is greater than ever.” Tickets for the concert are $15 and are available at Askew’s Foods (both Salmon Arm stores), Save On Foods and the Salmon Arm Observer.


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CHRISTMAS CONCERT – First United Church presents Shuswap Men’s Chorus with guests, the Ancora Women’s Choir at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at Pink Cherry and Shuswap Clothing & Shoe, or $15 at the door.


PHOTO OP – The Shuswap Family Resource Centre at 181 Trans-Canada Hwy. hosts Christmas photos by donation from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 to noon Friday, Dec. 7 and photos with pets from noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call 250-832-2170. JAZZ CLUB – The John Treichel Quartet (aka Scattered Atoms) will perform at the Jazz Club of Salmon Arm at 7 p.m. The group consists of John Treichel on guitar, Julian Veres on saxophone, Neil Brun on bass and Richard Graham on drums, playing swing to Latin, fusion and avant garde. Suggested donation is $10.


BAND CONCERT – Salmon Arm Community Band’s Christmas Concert strikes up at 7:30 at First United Church. Admission is by donation. Please note, the Church is scent-free. GRANDMA’S GOODS – The Grandmothers to Grandmothers sale of knitted goods takes place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mall at Piccadilly.


ROTARY TOY DRIVE – Take an unwrapped toy or gift for kids up to age 16 to the Salmar Grand Theatre at 10 a.m. and watch one of four classic Christmas movies – How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Arthur Christmas, The Santa Claus or Charlie Brown Christmas. All donations will be distributed to Shuswap kids via the Shuswap Family Resource Centre. OPERA – Salmar Association’s Live at the Met presents Un Ballo in Machera at 9:55 a.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. FAMILY THEATRE – Shuswap Theatre’s Laughing Gas Improv Group presents How the Grins Stole Christmas (the family version), with hilarious stories and songs of Christmas at 1:30 p.m. at the theatre on Hudson Avenue. Admission is $5 per person. FUNDRAISER - A bake and book sale at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will feature face-painting, prizes and refreshments. Proceeds will go to the Children of Africa. BABYSITTING – SAS leadership students offer parents a break from 10 a.m. to noon with games and activities at the Jackson Campus. A donation to the food bank is welcome. Email with questions or to register your children.


BENEFIT CONCERT – Ted Crouch and James Murray present A Fair Exchange of Gifts, 7 p.m. at Shuswap Theatre on Hudson Avenue. Tickets at $15 are available at Askew’s, Save On Foods and the Salmon Arm Observer. Proceeds to local charities.


SAS THEATRE – Salmon Arm Secondary musical theatre program presents the Tony award-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at 7:30 p.m. nightly to Saturday, Dec. 15 when there is also a 1:30 p.m. matinee.


RECITAL – Shuswap Dance presents The Nightmare Before Christmas at 4:40 p.m. at SASCU Rec Centre. Tickets at $7 are available at the dance centre, 590 Okanagan Ave. SE. For more information, call 250-833-5418.


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CHRISTMAS SONG – The Little Mountain Bible Chapel at 3481 10th Ave. SE presents a Christmas Cantata at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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n Betty Huntington chats with author/editor Matt Jackson while Carol Richardson, John Felsterman and Melissa Smiley listen, during a book-signing held Friday at Bookingham Palace.

RCMP investigating indecent exposure The Salmon Arm RCMP are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect and associated vehicle involved in a reported case of indecent exposure. On Saturday, Nov. 24 at around 2:30 p.m., the Salmon Arm RCMP received a report of a male exposing his genitals

while parked in the parking lot of a business on Ross Street NE. The male was described as being in his 60s, having a scruffy grey beard and wearing a blue hockey jacket. The man was seen leaving the area in a white GMC van described as having white painted-

over rear windows. Unfortunately, no licence plate was obtained. Police are requesting assistance in identifying the male driver and or the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044 or via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Snowmobiling among best in the west By Lachlan Labere

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While decent powder is only now beginning to pile up on the mountains around Sicamous, the sledding season is already off to a platinum start. SnoRiders West magazine recently released the results of their 14th Annual Rider’s Choice Awards. And, like last year, this year’s results clearly show Sicamous to be the hottest sledding area in the province. Sicamous received a platinum award in the categories of favourite overall snowmobiling area, favourite overall snowmobiling area in Western Canada; favourite scenic snowmobiling area, favourite mountain riding area, favourite groomed trail riding, favourite powder riding, most challenging riding area (Eagle Pass), favourite resort or motel (Best Western) and favourite area for family snow-

mobiling. Sicamous restaurants took the bulk of the awards in the category of favourite restaurant – nonchain, with The Burner earning platinum, gold for Joe Schmuck’s Roadhouse and bronze to Moose Mulligan’s. Sicamous and area also fared well in the favourite snowmobile dealer category, with platinum going to Sicamous’ H2O Motor Sports and silver to Backus Racing in Mara. Four Season Motor Sports and Banner Recreation of Vernon took gold and bronze. Asked why the local groomed snowmobiling areas, Queest, Owlhead, Eagle Pass and Blue Lake, have consistently received top honours in the awards, Gord Bushell, general manager for the Eagle Valley Grooming Society and Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club, chalked it up to a lack of crowds. There’s an irony to Bushell’s response,

Pass has already had its parking lot expanded. One impact of this, says Bushell, is that it is the area that has seen the greatest increase in ridership.

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n Eagle Valley Grooming Society general manager Gord Bushell stands of the porch of the club’s new office space at the Owlhead trailhead, eagerly anticipating snowfall. however, as larger crowds are exactly what the society has been striving for since its inception through the Sicamous chamber in 1999, and its takeover in 2002 by local businesses. “The club and the society want pretty much the same thing; they want to increase business for the community and create employment for different businesses and for ourselves,” says Bushell. And, to some extent,

the society and club have been successful. Ridership, says Bushell, has been increasing by about 12 per cent each year. And work is underway that will help further boost the numbers. Ample parking, says, Bushell, is a huge factor in what sledders are looking for. Riders, he says, want convenience, not lineups or situations where they have to park a ways away from the trailhead unloading area. Eagle

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ment plan is to balance economic, environmental and social issues to address lakebased recreation conflicts, issues and uses,” says a SLIPP press release. Johnsen and Hull are seeking input from lake users through an online survey that pinpoints what time of day users are on or around the lake, what activities they enjoy and whether they are satisfied with current amenities. More than 700 respondents were surveyed at lake access points last summer. Preliminary results identify the top four recreational activities as swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, and boating, and the majority of users as visitors as part of a group, who stayed between one

and four hours, and were between the ages of 20 and 50 years old. Ski/wake boats, houseboats and canoes/kayaks were the top three types of boats

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used on the lakes with more than 55 per cent of boaters using public access boat launches. The majority of nonresidents were from B.C. and Alberta and 87 per cent of respondents stated that being

in a healthy environment was the most important aspect of their visit to the region. “Any strategic management recommendations will most likely require a monitoring program that identifies the impacts of recreational use on the larger environment to assist with long-term planning and sustainable development,” says Hull. The first draft of the plan will be available for public feedback in the spring of 2013. To learn about the plan or to complete the survey, visit The survey closes for public submissions on Friday, Dec. 7.

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experimenting to find the right types of grape for our climate, we began planting in earnest. We now grow all European varietals - Ortega, Madeleine Angevine, Madeleine Sylvaner and Siegerrebe are our whites, and Agria is our red. Pinot Noir, Ewurztraminer, Foch, and Merlot are sourced from our contract vineyards. All grapes are crushed, processed, and the wine made right on our premises. We opened our winery in April 1997 with a small release of what has become a signature wine for us -- Ortega (vintage 1995). Since then, our vineyards have developed to full production, and we have been able to add many other varieties to our list of releases. Courtesy www.


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We wish to invite everyone to our Annual Christmas Open House on Dec. 1 and 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). We will have free wine tastings available, appetizers, Christmas goodies and our famous mulled wine. For your Christmas wine selection we have Viognier

Saturday, Dec. 1st and Sunday, Dec. 2nd 11 am to 5 pm Also, open December 21st to 23rd. Call for other opening hours.

Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff invite you to our Annual Christmas Open House in our Wine Shop. Taste our award-winning wines, and enjoy hot appetizers from M&M Meats as well as delicious mulled wine. Enter our draws for prizes and see what local crafters have on display. Bring a non-perishable item for a local food bank.

white wine with a touch of lychee and pineapple which is great with salads, Asian foods and vegetable terrines. We have a line up of red wines such as Gamay Noir, Syrah, Meritage, Cabernet/Syrah and Marechal Foch. We will have a draw for a gift basket valued at $200 and if you bring a donation for the Salmon Arm Food Bank we will give you a discount on your wine order. Our Christmas Open House is a yearly trek for a lot of our customers so come for a visit and enjoy some wine.


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Unfamiliar to many wine enthusiasts, the wines offered by Recline Ridge are certainly not your mainstream varietals. Wines with names like Ortega, Siegerrebe, and Marechal Foch, are relatively unknown to many, but are definitely worth trying and enjoying. Recline Ridge specializes in cool-climate wines made from grapes which can be grown in the Shuswap region and, although known for their white wines, delightful reds, rose and dessert wines are worth the taste. White wines are crisp, extremely fruit-forward, and can be paired with many different foods. The reds and the traditionalstyle rose (Make Me Blush) offer many possibilities in food pairing and opportunities to enjoy. Educating customers about these wines, and suggested food-pairing has become an integral part of customer experience. In total, Recline Ridge offers 6 off-dry white wines, the rose, three reds and two desserts.

For this coming Holiday Season, and all of the wonderful meals that are planned, Recline Ridge can definitely provide the perfect wine accompaniment. What Christmas dinner would be complete without a wine to pair with the roast turkey? Recline’s Shuswap Serenade is a proven favourite. As an alternative, for those who may prefer a red wine with their festive meal, Recline Ridge’s new Gamay Noir would be an excellent choice, as would the “Make Me Blush” rosestyle wine, especially with that Holiday ham. With the excellent selection of wines available, there is definitely something at Recline Ridge for every palate, and every food-pairing possibility. Recline Ridge will be open December 1st and 2nd, as well as December 21st to 23rd.


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The craftsman style winery building built in 2010 showcases vintage artifacts and photos of Barry’s family, farmers in the Sunnybrae area for five generations. Visitors are invited to the second floor wine tasting room to enjoy delicious white, red and rose wines made on our premises using 100% BC grown grapes. Beautiful glass doors open to our upper deck and a stunning view of the lake and Mount Ida. You may even be lucky enough to have a birds eye view of the ospreys that nest in the distant fir trees. 2011 Turner Road 2011 Ortega 2011 Siegerrebe 2010 Rose 2011 Bastion Mountain Red 2010 Marechal Foch

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ment officials say the initiative has drastically changed British Columbian attitudes to drinking and getting behind the wheel. “As you drive home late at night, the car coming toward you is far less likely to be piloted by an impaired driver than at any time in recent years,” Justice Minister Shirley Bond said. She said B.C. is so far averaging a 46 per cent drop in drunk driving fatalities – better than a target of 35 per cent set in 2010 in honour of impaired driving victim Alexa Middelaer. The roadside penalties can result in licence suspensions,

vehicle impoundments and can cost drivers $600 to $4,000 in administrative penalties and remedial program costs. The new approach has also meant a major shift away from criminal prosecution of suspected impaired drivers, which consumes much police investigation and court time. A June survey of drivers in five communities (Vancouver, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Prince George and Saanich) found the lowest levels of drinking and driving ever recorded in a series of similar surveys dating back to 1995. Nearly 60 per cent fewer drivers who

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agreed to be tested for the survey were at or over the 0.08 criminal blood-alcohol level than in past years, and there was a 44 per cent drop in those who tested in the warn range above 0.05. Drivers aged 25 to 54 were most likely to say their behaviour has changed due to the new sanctions and those under 25 were most likely to say they never drink and drive. The tests found no drivers aged 16 to 18 who had been drinking, which is thought to be a benefit of B.C.’s graduated licensing system that restricts novice and learners to a zero blood alcohol content.

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Campaign to benefit hospital By Barb Brouwer


The Shuswap Hospital Foundation launched their annual fundraising campaign Monday, hoping they will receive the same community support as other years. The foundation’s Christmas wish list of top-priority items is in the neighbourhood of $218,000 and includes $35,000 for the completion of a Panda warmer for newborn infants, a $40,000 portable ventilator that will provide short-term support to patients suffering from certain lung diseases or for patients experiencing difficulties following anaesthesia, a $21,000 fetal monitor, a $22,000 ECG machine and $100,000 worth of

endoscopes. This past year, with generous support from the community, the foundation was able to provide two microscopes with cameras for the lab for $22,000, a $39,000 vein viewer, two bladder scanners to the tune of $27,200, a $13,200 bariatric hygiene chair, a $35,000 bariatric bed, a $22,200 bariatric lift and $8,500 for “yellowfin stirrups.” “Like other hospital foundations, our role today is increasingly more significant, as health-care costs rise and the demands on the system grow, along with population and demographic changes in the area,” notes the foundation’s website. “There is an increasing reliance on the generosity of the citizens

and business leaders of our community to maintain the highest standards of health care in our region.” There are many ways to help meet the foundation’s fundraising goals – donate online, make a pledge, by cheque, deferred gifts, bequests, trust or gift annuity, or gifts of life insurance. But the foundation is hoping donors will direct their donations to the legacy fund. “Up until about three years ago foundations had to spend whatever they got in a year,” says Duncan Myers, development co-ordinator, noting the new fund allows the foundation to build up reserves. “We want to have a pot of money so we can pay for things when we need them.”

Duncan Myers Myers says that in the last year alone, the legacy fund has grown to just over $100,000. “But we want to have at least $1 million in the fund because we’re spending half a million just on things that are needed every year,” Myers says. “By going into the legacy fund, it’s still going to priority funds and donors can take advantage of immediate tax credits.” Myers points out that the same immediate tax credits are avail- A17

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“There is more to life than increasing its speed”. Ghandi A few years ago, my friend gave me a gift with an inscription on it that read: “At Peace in my Garden.” Hah! My daily routine is to get our kid off to school by eight and then hit the garden running until the afternoon bell rings at 2 p.m. Snacks are wolfed down and lunch is usually missed. Afterschool time was often spent working a walk in where I could pick up more rocks, sand or whatever I needed.

All appointments were scheduled and errands run after school lest I lost precious work time, and if I had to miss some, I’d catch myself cussing under my breath, even if it was going to be fun. Preparation time for meals was designed to be as quick as possible and housework was done in the evenings. Utilizing and orchestrating every spare moment of my time to work and keep up in my garden was the name of the game and I had it down to a fine art. In Des Kennedy’s delightful book, Crazy About Gardening, he writes: “Gardeners can suffer from a chronic inability to be in the present moment.“ I am guilty as charged. I have barely stayed present over the years with our daughter while bouncing on the trampoline because I was getting a 360 degree, birds-eye view

of all the areas that needed tending to and the strategic planning session would kick into gear. A casual garden walk with her or a visitor always seemed to degenerate into weedpicking along the way and two conversations going on simultaneously – the verbal and then the non-verbal task list grinding away. Rather than relaxing and enjoying a cup of tea and the view out of my kitchen window, the inevitable “gotta-do-this, gottado-that” record would spin merrily away in this silly head of mine. Allowing myself to stray away from being present all these years has robbed me of not only time with people that are important in my life, but from just enjoying the surroundings I had created and the beautiful plants and flowers that grow in them. Now, after 14 years of busily putting in all

these gardens and rock walls, I have unwittingly created a monster that now requires constant taming, maintenance and time all year round, so flying madly about at high speeds has been my daily modus operandi. But now I suddenly find myself a grounded gardener. It just so happened that I was not only growing plants, but also a large ‘bud’ at the end of my nose (maybe sunscreen and a hat are good advice after all…) requiring three consecutive surgeries to repair it over the next months. This first surgery is preventing me from doing anything that still needs to be done around here before the snows because I’m under orders to not exert myself, and this is driving me crazy. But at the same time, it has become an opportunity to at least attempt to be ‘at peace in my garden’ too. All I can do now is wander about and

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take stock of my handiwork, read some of those good gardening books and magazines, eat mindfully and hang out more with my family and friends. It’s a forced time for me to stop and smell the roses, but it took a medical situation to do it. In Donna Sinclair’s book titled, The Spirituality of Gardening, she prints a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson who says: “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.” So stop and be still once in awhile to enjoy your gardens and listen to the bird song from the trees. Our gardens demand a lot of our time for sure, but they are also a joy, and are meant to be enjoyed – by you.

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Traditional books aren’t being replaced by new technology. Circulation of print materials is down three per cent within Okanagan Regional Library, while the download of audiobooks has almost doubled. However, executive director Lesley Dieno says the agency still circulates three million print items a year. “Lots of people, and especially teens, want print,” she said. “They (teens) read computers and phones all day long and when they are ready for pleasure, they want print.” There is also a growing demand within print materials for books with large type and languages other than English. But many ORL patrons are embracing the latest in technology. “So far this year, 83,000 ebooks have been downloaded,” said Dieno. Other services are also proving popular. The number of downloads of music from the Freegal database is up 80 per cent and the collection of magazines from Zinio is being used at a high rate.

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n Louis Higgins and Nina Dickins admire a pair of hand-crafted slippers for sale at the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers’ annual Christmas sale held Saturday at the SAGA Public Art Gallery.

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Helping hands n Christmas Hamper Society volunteers, from left, Cecelia Heskett, Lora Ford, Brandi Nakawaza, Georgina Spenst, Shirley Phillips, Andy McLaren and Maureen MacDonald invite your donations to help families in need at Christmas.

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ey which stays in their community. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will embark on its three-week journey on Nov. 28 from Beaconsfield, Que., finishing up in Port Moody on Dec. 18. Entertainers on the Canadian train include Doc Walker, Miss Emily and the Brothers Dube.  Come out and support your local food bank and enjoy the festive CP Holiday Train arriving in Chase at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 16, across from the Chase RCMP office.

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not bare. Many people do not realize the extent of hunger in our province.  British Columbia food banks assist an average of 96,150 individuals each month, 29.5 per cent of whom are children. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has hit the rails again and will be visiting more than 150 communities. Each event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank. Everyone who attends is encouraged to donate food and mon-



Just by adding one item into the food donation bin at the local grocery store or business, you can help to fight hunger and help local families in the community. This is a critical time of year to reach out for donations and the volunteers of the Chase Hamper Society are doing just that. In 2011, 235 Christmas hampers were provided and 125 children received gifts at the Community Toy Shop.  While hunger is a year-round reality for many families, the holidays can bring added pressure to ensure cupboards are

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Join Citizens on Patrol The Chase BC Citizens on Patrol Society is looking for volunteers to help make the community a safer place. Chase residents are invited to join the team and make a difference simply by going out on patrol with a buddy once every other month. While helping the community, volunteers strive to be extra eyes and ears for the RCMP.  Volunteers who wish to, can also use Speed Watch to do a radar check on the speed of oncoming traffic on village streets. Moni-

toring seat belt usage is done at the same time. You must be at least 19 years old to join Citizens On Patrol and must have no criminal record. All volunteers who wish to join must also commit to four hours a month and attend a monthly meeting as often as possible. Patrolling in Chase is an excellent outing for singles, couples or with friends.  Please join the group at any time; members meet the second Tuesday of the month at Chase Creekside Cen-

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RCMP cruiser hits trailer Chase RCMP have been busy this month with more than three accidents, vandalism and Remembrance Day ceremonies. On Nov. 7, about 7:20 a.m., Chase RCMP responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision on the singlelane, Scotch Creek Bridge on SquilaxAnglemont Road.  The impact  between the SUV  and compact car  occurred at a low speed, but  one  driver was transported to  the Chase clinic  as a precaution, report police.  The wooden bridge deck was wet and slippery at the time.  Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the collision.  No charges are contemplated at this time.

RCMP report The vehicle’s airbags deployed, and the officer suffered only minor injuries.   The circumstances of the collision  are under investigation by  RCMP Central Interior Traffic Services in Kamloops. No information on what caused the vehicle to go off the road was provided. Chase RCMP will not be told of the details until the investigation has been completed, says Chase RCMP Sgt. Gary Heebner.

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About 7:20 p.m. Nov. 17, a woman driving a 2006 MusPolice crash A Chase RCMP of- tang crossed the centre ficer was involved in a line  on Wharf Road single-vehicle collision in Scotch Creek and on Squilax-Anglemont went  into the  ditch on Road in Anglemont on the opposite side of the Nov. 9 about 11:45 road, striking  a  power p.m. The police ve- pole.  The woman driver hicle  left the roadway, striking a camper was transported to trailer and a residence.  Royal Inland Hospital

in Kamloops for observation. Alcohol was a factor in the collision, report police, and the investigation continues.    

Vandals strike

On Nov. 20 about 11 p.m., someone vandalized the front doors at The Willows Natural Foods and Naramada Video on Shuswap Avenue in Chase. The lower door glass was kicked in at both businesses.  Surveillance video shows a possible suspect, and police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call Chase RCMP.


On Nov. 11, Chase RCMP participated once again in the annual Remembrance Day procession. Five Mounties in red serge marched in  the Village of Chase, while two marched in Sorrento. Cpl. Mark Skotnicki  rode the RCMP motorcycle, and Const. Carl Kennedy laid the wreath in Chase on behalf of the RCMP.

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n During the Chase Book Fair for Literacy Week, Kaylan Oakland, a kindergarten student at Haldane Elementary, looks over the selection. The Haldane Parent Advisory Committee successfully surpassed its goal of raising $5,000 during the book fair with sales totalling a whopping $7,602. The work of all the volunteers who helped make the book fair a success is appreciated, as is the community for coming out and supporting the library, literacy, children and Haldane Elementary.

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Columbia Shuswap Regional District REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Scotch Creek Community Sewer System Task Group The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is engaging a consultant to investigate options for Phase 1 of a Community Sewer System for the community of Scotch Creek in Electoral Area ‘F’. A Task Group is being established to develop a Terms of Reference to engage a consultant and participate in the selection of a consultant. The Task Group will consist of CSRD staff, the Area Director, a representative from the Ministry of Environment, a representative from Interior Health, two persons representing the public, and a person representing First Nations. The Task Group will meet approximately four times from January 2013 to April 2013. The role of the individuals representing the public is a follows: • Review information provided by CSRD staff, and provide comments, concerns, ideas and opportunities to be considered in developing the Terms of Reference. • Review the first draft of the Terms of Reference. • Review the final draft of the Terms of Reference. • Review proposals received and provide input on candidates, develop a short list of candidates that will deliver a presentation to the Task Group. • Attend candidate presentations (maximum of three). • Participate in discussions for selection of a consultant. Expressions of Interest forms and the Task Group Terms of Reference are available on the CSRD website at or by contacting the Environment and Engineering Department as listed below. Residents of Scotch Creek who are interested in becoming a member of the Task Group are invited to submit the Expression of Interest Application form by January 4, 2013. Application forms can be submitted in person, by mail, fax or email. Gary Holte Manager, Environment and Engineering Services PO Box 978 781 Marine Park Drive Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1 Phone: (250) 833-5935 Fax: (250) 832-1083 email:

Columbia Shuswap Regional District REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SORRENTO/BLIND BAY COMMUNITY SEWER SYSTEM TASK GROUP The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is engaging a consultant to investigate options for Phase 1 of a Community Sewer System for the communities of Sorrento and Blind Bay in Electoral Area ‘C’. A Task Group is being established to develop a Terms of Reference to engage a consultant and participate in the selection of a consultant. The Task Group will consist of CSRD staff, the Area Director, a representative from the Ministry of Environment, a representative from Interior Health, two persons representing the public, and a person representing First Nations. The Task Group will meet approximately four times from January 2013 to April 2013. The role of the individuals representing the public is a follows: • Review information provided by CSRD staff, and provide comments, concerns, ideas and opportunities to be considered in developing the Terms of Reference. • Review the first draft of the Terms of Reference. • Review the final draft of the Terms of Reference. • Review proposals received and provide input on candidates, develop a short list of candidates that will deliver a presentation to the Task Group. • Attend candidate presentations (maximum of three). • Participate in discussions for selection of a consultant. Expressions of Interest forms and the Task Group Terms of Reference are available on the CSRD website at or by contacting the Environment and Engineering Department as listed below. Residents of Sorrento and Blind Bay who are interested in becoming a member of the Task Group are invited to submit the Expression of Interest Application form by December 14, 2012. Application forms can be submitted in person, by mail, fax or email. Gary Holte Manager, Environment and Engineering Services PO Box 978 781 Marine Park Drive Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1 Phone: (250) 833-5935 Fax: (250) 832-1083 email:


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What’s On in Chase Soup & Buns at the Evangelical Free Church, 295 Shuswap Ave., every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come have free coffee, a muffin or hot soup. All adults and children are welcome to join. Aquafit  by Le7ke Spa in the Quaaout Lodge, for all ages and levels. For more info, call Diane at 250-6793018. Royal Canadian Legion, hosts league darts  every Monday at 7.30 p.m., and a free

meat draw every Tuesday Photos with Santa, Safety Mart Foods, Dec. 1, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alive Nativity, Saturday, Dec. 1, runs about 10 minutes long   beginning at 11 a.m., Chase Evangelical Free Church, and runs every half hour until 2 p.m. Peter Murray hay wagon rides, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m at the Chase Evangelical Free Church. Chase Heat home

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game, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at the Art Holding Arena, the heat will be taking on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Chase Heat home game, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. at the Art Holding Arena, the heat will be hitting the ice with the North Okanagan Knights Free winter jackets/coats distribution, Friday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Chase Evangelical Free Church Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Sun-

day, Dec. 16, the train will be coming through at approximately 3:15. Taoist Tai Chi , Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 at the Chase Community Hall. For more info, contact Judy at 250-679-5425 or go to All What’s On events must been submitted no later than Sunday night for the Friday edition of the Shuswap Market News. Email all events to shuswapmarket@

n Magician Steve Harmer performed a show for the students of Haldane Elementary School Friday, with an added message of respect, being a ‘hero’ in everyday life by treating others well and appreciating what you have. Here, the magician compares rabbits with student Kyla Juarez as Kennedy McCulloch looks on.

Christmas parade goes this evening It is Christmas time in Chase, and that jolly guy dressed in red will be making his way through town this weekend. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and will run from Safety Mart on Brooke Drive continuing on to Peoples Grocery, on Shuswap Avenue. Residents are invited to check out the outdoor vendors and the specials in downtown stores that will be open late for the event. Enjoy some entertainment and street hockey, and a beverage or two.

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Get your pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 1 at Safety Mart. You don’t need to be a child to get your picture taken with good Saint Nick – young and old alike are invited to stop in between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. to get a professional-styled photo to remember the season.

Alive Nativity

Chase residents are invited to come see the Alive Nativity that will be taking place at the Chase Evangelical Free Church on Saturday, Dec. 1. The short 10-minute nativity play will be held outside at the back of the church, and will run every half hour, beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 2 p.m. Those planning to attend are reminded to dress warmly for the colder weather and are invited to sit around the bonfire and enjoy refreshments.

Hay ride

While at the Evangelical Free Church, take your family out to enjoy one of Peter Murray’s hay wagon rides which will be running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


There might not be any NHL on TV, but that does not mean you need to miss out on the fun. Hockey Night in Chase will be in full swing at the Art Holding Arena beginning at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1. Everyone is welcome. All attendees are reminded that they can drop off winter jackets and coats at Chase Art Holding Arena from noon to 9 p.m.


The Chase Evangelical Free Church will be distributing free winter jackets and coats to those who are feeling a little chilly this year. Everyone is welcome; find one just right for you or someone you know. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7. The Chase Evangelical Free Church is located on the corner of Shuswap Avenue and Brooke Drive.

Holiday train

The CP Rail Holiday Train will be rolling into town Dec. 16 at 3:15 p.m. Residents are invited to come down and enjoy the music, view the beautiful light display and donate a non-perishable food item to the food bank.

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Heat play to extremes van “Devo” Pearson in the second, before the local side could get a single marker. Mattes came on in relief and watched as four more went past with the local lads managing two, the end result an 8 – 3 disaster. Based on expenses, the three goals cost approximately $2,000 each and the only people happy about it live in Spokane and Grand Forks. In summing up, it was a huge missed opportunity to move up in the standings, as Kamloops and Revelstoke are busy tripping over their skate laces. During Chase Country Christmas, the Heat take on the league champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Please bring food items for the Hamper Society and used warm winter jackets for those less fortunate. Your generosity will make someone else’s life just a little bit better.

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There’s nothing like a parade, especially when thousands of dazzling lights are included. The snow on the ground, Christmas music filling the air, floats rolling by, and then, there they are, Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  The procession will wind its way from

Tacky sweaters

Follow the parade to the Fun Centre, where Mr. and Mrs. Claus will sit and chat with the children, lucky winners of the merchants’ draws will be drawn, and a “tackiest Christmas sweater” contest will take place. If you have the guts, wear your ugliest sweater and enter this fun contest. Arcade games will be open. This event is sponsored by the chamber of commerce and wouldn’t be able to take place without their help.

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You are invited to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday magic on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Scotch Creek Merchant’s Day, with shopping specials and door prizes, to add to the excitement of the parade and Santa’s arrival. Think Christmas and maybe fill some of those gift giving needs by visiting participating merchants. Enter their draws for great prizes and enjoy a special coffee and a bite to eat.

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Storm nabbing another two for themselves. In the third, Chase slipped two more in prior to Kamloops closing out scoring. Shelby Kostyshen got two goals and Kurtis Johnson, Levi Chamberlain, Carpenter, Dom Hodges, Connor Venne and Wilde tallied once. Aiden Silzer-Hooker finished the game with three assists, while Reese Forman and Johnson had two apiece. What followed can be summed up as the “Bussed Bad Boys Blues” as the team traveled to Spokane, Washington and Grand Forks. The only American team in the circuit shut off the Heat to the tune of 5 – 0. There were no highlights in this one. The following night, the 24th, saw the Border Bruins and the Heat playing in Midway. No scoring in the first, and Grand Forks fired four past De-




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Elizebeth Schelldan passed away November 27, 1996 & Rusty as well. 16 years gone so quickly. She will always be in my heart. Miss her so much and my Callie, gone away Aug 30 2006, Spike on may 8 2008 and my little Cyndie July 8 2011 Love and Miss them all so much Love Patrick


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ROBERT MICHAEL WILCOX April 30, 1922 - November 21, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Robert (Bob) Michael Wilcox, a great husband, father, grandfather and companion on November 21, 2012 at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC, surrounded by family and friends. Bob was predeceased by 8 of his 9 siblings and by his loving wife of 59 years, Eva Elizabeth, in July 2008. He is survived by sons Richard (Barbara) of Toronto, Thomas (Catherine) of Kamloops, Donald (Jocelyn) of Salmon Arm and granddaughters, Christine, Jacqueline, Meghan and Caitlin. Bob is also survived by his very close companion Ethel Graham of Salmon Arm. Bob was born in Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC, to Thomas Joseph and Margaret Hamilton Wilcox on April 30, 1922. In 1928, Bob began his education at St. Ann’s Academy in Kamloops. The family moved to the Cahilty Ranch in December 1930. Bob continued his education at Upper Louis Creek School and left home seeking work in 1938. In the summer of 1940, Bob along with his brother Joe, joined the Canadian Scottish (Princess Mary’s) Regiment and was shipped overseas in late 1941. He participated in the Sicily landing and on D-Day his unit was among the first ashore on Juno/Sword beach. Bob served in numerous engineering capacities throughout the European campaign. Upon his discharge, Bob was heading home when he met Eva Bartlett in Barriere. They were married on April 18, 1949 and resided in Kamloops for 42 years. Bob began working for the Canadian National Railway as a brakeman and retired 34 years later as a conductor. In that time, he raised three boys and spent his time devoted to his family and their various pursuits, from sports to Boy Scouts. Bob and Eva were Lifetime members of the Royal Canadian Legion, serving in many positions. After his retirement in 1982, Bob and Eva continued to pursue their love of travel, with trips to Europe and Mexico. They moved to Abbotsford in 1993 and finally settled in Salmon Arm in 2003. A Memorial will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Bowers Funeral Chapel in Salmon Arm at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow in Mt. Ida Cemetary’s Field of Honour, Salmon Arm, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice may be made in the name of Bob Wilcox. Online condolences can be sent through Robert’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice. com Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral service, Salmon Arm, BC









TRACEY ROXANNE MACKENZIE It is extremely heart breaking to announce that Tracey Mackenzie unexpectedly passed away at her home in Salmon Arm, BC on November 17, 2012 at the age of 53 years. Survived by her parents; Terry and Mildred Davies; Daughter, Michelle (Dwight); Sister; Terri (Adrian), niece and nephew; Autumn and Ahren and life long friend George. She was loved by many and will be forever missed. A Celebration of Tracey’s Life will take place on Saturday December December 2nd, 1st, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Sunday, White Lake Recreation Centre, Tappen, BC In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Tracey can be sent to the UBC Multiple Sclerosis Program, Burnaby Hospital, 3935 Kincaid Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 2X6, Online condolences can be sent through Tracey’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC

We’re on the net at ACKERMAN ROSE MARGARET 1939 - 2012 Margaret Rose Ackerman, of Prince George B.C., passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on November 21, 2012. Marg was born to Maud and Wilfred Schulz on September 12, 1939, in Trail, B.C., and grew up in Salmon Arm. She was married to Wayne Ackerman for 21 years prior to their separation. She worked for B.C. Corrections for over 20 years, before retiring in 1998. Marg is survived by her sister Ilene (Al) of Bouchie Lake, daughter Paige (Kirk) of North Vancouver, and son Derek (Julie) and grandchildren Troy and Kendra of Cranbrook; she leaves loving memories with them all. Marg was an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Elder Citizens Recreational Association in Prince George, and she enjoyed exploring the world both close to home and far away. She loved animals and also volunteered time to the SPCA. Marg was creative and curious and, following her retirement, she developed a keen interest in genealogy, dabbled in painting, and constantly enjoyed updating and improving her home and garden. Marg’s family would like to thank the doctors and staff at University Hospital of Northern BC for the level of care provided. Memorial donations are unnecessary, but may be given in Marg’s honour to a reputable charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. An informal gathering to celebrate Marg’s life was held at the Elder Citizens Recreational Association in Prince George at 1692 - 10th Avenue on Friday November 30th. If you would like to share your experiences, anecdotes, and any stories of the times you spent with our Mom, please send them to paige_

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LAITINEN ALBERTA “BERTIE” August 27, 1923 - November 24, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the death of Alberta Isabella Laitinen, born August 27, 1923...died November 24, 2012 With the support of her loving family Bertie passed away at her home in Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, B.C. on November 24, 2012. Bertie was predeceased by her husband Matt and her son Gerald. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sharon New and daughters Lorna   Schley (Marv), Sandra Gates and Marilyn Kalke. Bertie also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, Kenneth New, Daryl New, Reuben New, Cameron Schley, Tricia Biondo, Shannon Gates, Ryan Gates, Jordan Kalke and Joshua Kalke, as well as 24 great grandchildren. Bertie was a resident of Salmon Arm since 1944. In the final years of her life Bertie lived at Hillside Village. The Family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Care Aides and Nurses at Hillside for their dedication to Mom and for the loving care that went above and beyond duty as her life came to an end. We would also like to thank Pastor Bill from Hillside Village for the  always taking time to spend with Mom. A Memorial Service took place at Hillside Village on Tuesday, November 27. Mom was a long time supporter of the Variety Club Telethon so we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Variety Club. Email condolences may be sent to Bertie’s obituary at Cremation with the arrangements in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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Salmon Arm Observer Friday, November 30, 2012

Announcements A29





Christmas Corner

Lost & Found


FOUND: 2yr. old Black short haired male cat w/white marking on neck call 250-832-6370 FOUND: House & Lock keys on 2010 SAS key ring, Nov.13, Syphon Creek Trail. Pick up at the Salmon Arm Observer FOUND: Ring on Taft Rd., Nov 9, (250)832-3117 FOUND: Wedding ring set at Save on Foods in April. Ask for Theresa or Randall 250832-2278 LOST: set of 4 keys on strap with a chain of beads and CAROL on it. Lost between 1st St & Salmar Classic. Please call 250-832-5251 LOST: Small flat carved ivory angel 250-832-4735 or 250804-9212 LOST: Wallet. Black with wine coloured trim. No money inside but there was ID in it. Call 250-832-0422

Career Opportunities


Adopt a Family Program is still looking for sponsors. Xmas Campaign Nov. 13- Dec. 21. Green Trees for Charity. Order at Shuswap Family Resource Centre

Coming Events BEV’S INSPIRATIONAL products Picadilly Mall MonThur Dec 3-6 Christian books, bibles , DVD’s for all ages. Boxed greeting/Christmas cards Advent Calendars (250)804-8775

Entertainment HOUSE Concert “Birchbark� Dec 10 @7pm, Jespersen Tree Farm, order at Centre, Gift tag Campaign trees in Malls & Shuswap Family Resource Centre Looking for Volunteers for Open House

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Christmas crafts and bake sale Fri Nov 30&Sat Dec 1 9am-3pm Askews Mall DT T.O.P.S Supporting a healthy lifestyle JOHN’S Ski Shack is Open Fridays & Saturdays 10-4 & by appointment (250)832-3457 WATKINS Independent Consultant #395804 Leslie Blaikie: In Celebration of Watkins recognition in O Magazine take Free Shipping or a Dec/12 issue with a product order of $45. or more. (250)463-4393, for details

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STECKLER, EDITH (Edie) (nee Odegard) November 28, 1925 - November 10, 2012 It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our only Aunt, Edith Mildred Steckler, who passed away peacefully at the Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack, BC. Aunt Edie always brought smiles and laughter to everyone around her. She had a generous spirit, a love of life, and many talents. She found delight in simple pleasures and loved nature. She loved horses and loved to recall memories of her youth, living on the homestead in southern Alberta, and riding along the Little Bow River with her cousin Bernard Hanson. Aunt Edie and her husband Walter (Wally) owned and operated the Stardust Motel and Trailer Court in Salmon Arm until their retirement. Together they enjoyed numerous vacations in their motorhome which Aunt Edie dubbed “her playhouse�, including one very special Canadian cross-country trip. As a loyal member of the Legion, Aunt Edie proudly displayed numerous ribbons collected from many Legions she visited throughout her travels. Aunt Edie was predeceased by her dear parents, Jacob (Jake) and Esther Odegard, her loving husband Wally, her sisters Grace Onofrychuk and Margaret Peters, her nephew Gerald Onofrychuk and her niece Linda Cohen. She leaves to mourn her passing her devoted nieces, Vangie Heynen, Ruth Elzinga, and Faye Lothian together with their families. At Aunt Edie’s request, there will be no service but a private family interment will follow at a later date. A special word of thanks to the loving caregivers at the Eden Care Centre. Aunt Edie, you will be dearly missed, lovingly remembered and never forgotten. “Memory rides a quiet horse with a gentle hand on the rein�

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The Staff at Bowers Funeral Home warmly invite you to the 11th Annual

From our Chapel

Thursday, December 13 @ 7 pm This service, led by Capreece Bowers, will include candle lighting, music and poetry to commemorate loved ones who have passed away. The music will be by singer/ songwriter Matthew Carter. All are welcome to attend. Caring and Serving the Families of our Community

440-10th St. SW (P.O. Box 386), Salmon Arm, V1E 4N5 250-832-2223

Career Opportunities

North Okanagan-Shuswap Brain Injury Society Office Manager

Holiday Remembrance Service

Career Opportunities

Nursing Unit Clerk – 6 months - Work in the heart of the hospital

Career Opportunities

Take responsibility for the smooth running of our growing, dynamic non-profit organization office where your professionalism, initiative and office skills will be welcomed. Position will include providing a full range of office management duties: • day-to-day running of the office • provide administrative support to the Board of Directors • provide administrative support to the Case Manager • volunteer management • accounts/budget management • payroll • researching/submitting applicable grant applications • production of reports and educational packages • some marketing duties • other adhoc duties as requested. Good interpersonal and presentation skills and office management experience a must. Applicant should be self-directed and have organizational and problem-solving skills. Experience working with disabled persons would be an asset. Applicants must have:


Graymont’s Pavilion Plant is accepting applications for an Industrial Electrician. Candidate must possess current B.C. Red Seal certification. Preference will be given to well-rounded individuals willing to also perform other nonelectrical maintenance work as part of the maintenance team. A background in lime or cement industry along with computer and or PLC skills is preferred as well as a proven track record of developing and maintaining a safe work culture. Additional skills required: t&MFDUSJDJBOXJUIJOEVTUSJBMFYQFSJFODFSFRVJSFEUPXPSLBUUIF(SBZNPOU1BWJMJPO Lime Plant. t.VTUCFDPNFFOHBHFEJODPOUJOVPVTJNQSPWFNFOUBOEXJMMJOHUPXPSLJOBUFBN environment. t3FHVMBSTIJGUTXJMMCFISTEBZGSPN.POEBZUP'SJEBZoTUFBEZEBZTIJGU t.VTUCFXJMMJOHUPXPSLPWFSUJNFXIFOSFRVJSFE t8BHFTBOECFOFÜUTBTQFSUIFDPMMFDUJWFBHSFFNFOU t-PDBUFEJO1BWJMJPO#$TJUVBUFECFUXFFO$BDIF$SFFLBOE-JMMPPFU #$ Qualified applicants please submit your resume to: or Graymont Pavilion Plant Attn: Dan Buis P.O. Box 187 Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0

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• experience with Simply Accounting or similar accounting packages and be proficient in processing payroll • experience with Microsoft Office Suite of products including advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills • excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills • a positive disposition. Resumes outlining qualifications and demonstrating how your experience and skills match the job requirements are due by December 14, 2012. Please submit your resume and cover letter by email or mail to the following: Patricia Matheson, Director, NOSBIS – OR PRESIDENT, NOSBIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, PO BOX 760, SALMON ARM BC V1E 4N8 For more information, call Patricia Matheson at 250-835-4541(Ext 0) between 9am and 3pm Monday thru Thursday OR 250-832-1075 evenings.


Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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Bison Transport is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

LOGGING Trucks needed for Louisiana-Pacific operations in Malakwa, BC. Must be long log configuration. Call Garry at: Office 250-836-5208; Cell 250-833-7527

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: • • •

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

COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Piccadilly Terrace Retirement Residence is in need of a Permanent Part-time Night Custodian. Must be available weekdays and weekends as shifts rotate. Must be self-motivated and must have experience with working graveyard shifts. First aid training and full benefit package available. Resume to accompany employment application (available at Front Desk). Attn: Jeremy Menzies 810 10th St. SW (directly across from the new Canadian Tire) Deadline: Dec 2nd 2012 COOKS REQUIRED IMMED. Maids, bar staff, waiters, beer store staff, desk clerks. Northern Motor Inn, 3086 Hwy 16E Terrace, BC. V8G 3N5 250635-6375 Fax 250-635-6129 FT/PT Commercial CLEANERS required for Salmon Arm & Vernon. Email resume to or Fax to 250-542-2294


Friday, November 30, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer




Help Wanted

Cleaning Services

Painting & Decorating

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: 780725-4430 SHUSWAP Home Repair is seeking laborers for snow shoveling. Must be willing to work early mornings. Send resume to Tire Person required Full Time. Experienced Tractor/Trailer Tire Person, Must be Mechanically Inclined. Please Fax Resume to 250546-0600.

Trades, Technical SURE CROP FEEDS, INC., an innovative leader in the BC feed industry, has an immediate opening for a full-time production worker (shift work). The successful candidate must possess a 4th Class Power Engineering certificate. We offer an industry leading wage & benefits package. Please submit resume to: Production Manager, Sure Crop Feeds Inc., PO Box 250, Grindrod, BC V0E 1Y0 or fax (250)838-6990.


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

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Handypersons HANDYMAN FOR HIRE Reliable

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

Misc Services Custom blueprints.Vist: Save! Save! Save! Gutter cleaning, yep, we are still cleaning gutters. Shuswap Window Cleaning 250833-2533 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, roofs. Residential or Commercial Shuswap Window Cleaning 250- 833-2533

Esthetics Services

Financial Services

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

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

Livestock 6MO. old female donkey, ready to go, $500. after 6pm. (250)832-8221 WANTED drake for lonely duck. Rouen or Peking (250)835-4547

Help Wanted


Salmon Arm law firm has an opening for an experienced part-time (5hrs/day, Mon to Fri) receptionist/secretary with good telephone and computer skills. Experience working in a law office is an asset but not a requirement.

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.

The Shuswap Veterinary Clinic in Salmon Arm, B.C. is seeking a motivated, experienced, Manager to join our team. We are a busy practice with 12 full and P/T Veterinarians providing services for companion and farm animals. The successful candidate, will be responsible for heading up our team, managing the staɈ, overseeing maintenance, planning & chairing meetings, work schedules, and overseeing new acquisitions and areas of practice growth. This is a full time position with a competitive wage and beneÄt package. Applicants must have a high level of competency in management. Prior experience in medical/veterinary practice management would be a great asset. Please e-mail your resumés to Dr. Gordon Bose

RESIDENTIAL CARE AIDE/GROUP HOME COUNSELLOR IN VERNON AND ARMSTRONG Casual/On Call (must be willing to work evenings and weekends) Qualifications - Special Needs Worker Certificate or Extended Worker Certificate or Human Service Worker Certificate or Care Aid Certificate or Community Support Worker Certificate and First Aid. Skills - Ability to use positive reinforcement techniques, bridge non-verbal communications, assessments and programming, computer literate and work in a team environment. Forward resume with cover letter, qualifications and references to: Kindale Developmental Association PO Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 E-mail: Fax: 250-546-3053



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


Computer Services

Computer Services

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Repairs and Sales Upgrades and accessories Wireless & home networking

John Schlosar, A+ Certified

Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn


Total Office Supply

is inviting applications for the position of Buyer/Inside Sales within our organization. Depending upon the applicant, this may be either a full or part-time position. Flexibility in hours (Monday – Saturday) are essential.

• 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

Help Wanted


Excavating & Drainage

Please forward your resume to:

Please forward resume and cover letter - along with salary expectations – in confidence by December 18th to or 250-832-8522 (Fax).


The link to your community

& Commercial • Interior/Exterior

Feed & Hay 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/ALFALFA lst crop $4.50, 2nd crop $6.25, last years hay $3.50, straw $4.00, oat hay $3.50. All good for horses. (250)832-4160, (250)803-8298 HAY Alfalfa/grass mix 1st cut $4.00 second cut $6.00 Rick 250-833-4523 SHELTER pasture for one or more horses, Foothill Area $50/mo./horse (250)832-6635

Working with our team, the ideal candidate will have great multitasking & organizational skills, work well under pressure and show good initiative and creative thinking. Good computer skills are essential – while previous experience with sales and ordering would be an asset.

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

Help Wanted

nt iscou $D ting$$ $ ain P • Residential

Pets & Livestock

Our business is growing and we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to join our team!

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

Talius Employment Inquiries ATTN: Operations Manager P.O. Box 3279 5501 - 46 Avenue SE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4S1 Fax: 250-832-8577 Email:

We will contact any applicants considered for interviews. No telephone inquires please.

Misc Services

Misc Services

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

250 833-5668

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale A31

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate



Pet Services

Food Products

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale


Apt/Condo for Rent

Modular Homes

NEW LAKESIDE GROOMING Certified with over 20yrs. experience. In home one on one care & service. Pick up & del service avail. By appointment only. (250)832-8845

CERTIFIED organic beef for sale. (250)835-4727

WASHING machine, whirlpool, lg cap., heavy duty, good cond, $150. Motorcycle Jacket, yellow mesh, new womens lg. $100. (250)463-4637

BEACH HOUSE for rent. Two bedroom , Fully furnished with housewares. Hot tub, beach access, lots of parking, washer and dryer, wifi and cable. 250835-4611

BRIGHT 2 bdrm apt. available immed. Central loc. Mature adults. Pet negotiable. $795/mo. 1 bdrm available Jan 1, $695/mo. Phone 250-8326490


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.

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

CORT acoustic steel string guitar with cutaway, grover tuners and Fishman Pickup. Beautiful wood and sound. Must be seen and played to appreciate. $500 Call 250-517-8087

Cash for your clutter! Want to buy used household items, utensils to sofas. Anything practical or unique. Call Elaine 250 814-4337 cell or 250 8372242.

Mobile Homes & Parks

CHASE - 2 Bdrm, 2Bath, Ground level, easy access, parking right in front of unit. Fireplace, F/S/D , W/D hookups. Lots of storage. No smoking, $750 per month + utilities. 102-380 Sheppard Rd 1-250863-1585

3BDRM., 2bath modular home, 5appl., avail. immed., $850/mo. + util., small pet welcome (250)803-2921 Sorrento 3 bdrm modular private 1 lot from lake. 250-3722685

N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

MAPLE dining table w/2 leaves and 4 chairs A1 cond. $350. Antique Gendron Baby carriage. Green with metal bottom and velvety hood. Good cond. 250-832-2939

10-15 used portable toilets $50. each, need some repairs Attention: Orchard Growers. Reliable Septic Services (250)832-8404 1999 Toyota Tercel, 5spd, stnd, new CV axels, 50 MPG, $900 Firm (250)463-9407 23 CHRISTMAS houses and lost of accessories. $200. (250)835-4763 4 Cooper Studded Winter tires 255/ 55r18 Lots of tread. Open to offers 250-832-3229 ALMOST NEW Smith Corona Typewriter XD 5600, Offers. (250)832-7525 CAM’S PLACE Christmas Trees, U-cut, we cut, 1000’s of fresh fragrant photo friendly trees. Mon-Sun 9-4. 1370-20 Ave SE. (250)832-8552 CANOPY fits 2000 Dakota club cab, ex. shape, can be seen mounted on truck $450. (250)832-3485 FRENCH Provincial Bedroom set, std size, with 2 night tables & bedding, etc. (250)832-8056

Pet Services

Pet Services

27 piece ceramic Victorian Christmas village $75. (250)832-8877 SNOW blower $125 Electric Snow Shovel $50 Leaf blower $75 lg. Birdcage $40 250-8328692

$200 & Under KITCHEN table and chairs. Couch, Hide a bed and odds and ends. 250-803-8044 LIKE NEW guitar $130, computer desk with $100. (250)832-8877


TORO 20” snow blower, good cond. Asking $200. (250)8324705

$400 & Under


Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Entertainment package, incl: JVC 27” flat (CRT-style awesome picture) silver l’art TV Silver 5.1 JVC Home Theatre System, silver Pioneer DVD Player, Playstation 2 (1G) with numerous games (includes: Lego Star Wars 1 and 2), and Modern, low profile, dark brown entertainment centre. All going for $160. You Carry. 250-832-6765 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Misc. Wanted

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 WANTED: newer men’s ice skates size 91/2 in good condition (250)833-1976

Musical Instruments FIDDLES FOR CHRISTMAS! Violin with case/bow starting $119. Also accessories, music, jewelry, more. Shop online by appointment in Canoe 250-833-5626

MOBILITY scooter and walker like new (250)832-7321

Free Items

MOVING SALE, furniture, desks, bedroom sets, dining room set incl hutch & china cab., sofas, lazyboys, & many other items. (250)832-4923. 3194 Johnson Rd. Salmon Arm.

AIR CONDITIONER, window type, working cond. (250)832-8056

SINGLE 39” bed w/bedding, never used $250, 32” tall bar fridge, no freezer, $100, double pedestal wooden table w/4 leather chairs, 77”x42”, $400. (250)833-9027

For Sale By Owner

TONNEAU cover off a 2005 Dodge short box. $300. (250)832-2432 USED 20” (aluminum) iMac 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM, includes apple keyboard, mighty mouse, Mountain Lion OS, other software. Clean, runs smooth, fast, no issues. $650 OBO Call 250832-6765

Fruit & Vegetables

Peterson ) ) Orchards Fresh Pressed Apple Juice!

Real Estate 1973 mobile, 2 bed/1bath, #7 Homestead Mobile Home Park, Lovely quiet park, Large lot, fridge/stove/washer/dryer/ large shed included. $22,900. Immediate possession phone days 250-833-0342 eve and weekends 250-804-3007 or 250-503-8606.

Homes Wanted WANTED House and acreage in Salmon Arm area will pay up to $450,000 250-832-1324

Fruit & Vegetables 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

Mobile Homes & Parks

Fresh Daily

Any Quantity 8 am to 8 pm Everyday

Phone to Order or Drop In

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

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 KERRI MANOR 2bdrm $825/mo.incl.f/s,d/w,a/c,h/w,N/ S N/P Avail Dec 15. 803-1694



Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Deluxe fully furn 1 Bdrm Apt Viewing Shuswap Lake close to all amenities in quiet adult NS NP building $845 plus Hydro ref’s req’d

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent FURNISHED STUDIO SUITE

• Tastefully decorated suite in well kept heritage home • Private entry, fireplace, view, fully equipped kitchen, walk to hospital, downtown • Suitable for professional person requiring short-term rental

Ref req’d 250-833-9148

LARGE Bright 1 Bdrm Apt in Ranchero Area. $575/mo Util Incl. 250-804-4895 LGE 1 & 2 BDRM. BRIGHT apts. In suite storage, green space, live-in manager. Cable incl. Sicamous, 250-836-4516 or 250-804-5364. 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

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Commercial/ Industrial 650 SQFT shop in Industrial Park, infloor heat, hydro, taxes inc. $650/mo. (250)804-8840

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1BDRM. w/o suite, util, wifi, satelite incl., all appl, 8km from SA $650/mo. (250)832-7809 1BRM bright level entry near dt ns np w/d dw util cab wifi incl $750 (250)832-6620 2BDRM., 5appl., near 4 schools, rink, NS, NP, back yard, a/c $900/mo. incl. util.+ DD, avail. now (250)295-5498 2bdrm new 1400sqft suite w/ private entry on Deep Creek Rd. N/S, Avail Now, $650 + $100 for hydro. 250-308-7984 2BDRM. suite, clean, w/d, NS, NP, priv patio, view, avail. Immed util incl (250)832-9495 ATTRACTIVE BRIGHT 2bdrm bottom level w/o 1200sqft. near SASS, 5appl., ac, sat tv, paved parking & driveway, fenced yard, NS, NP, adult oriented, $775/mo. + half util, avail. Dec 15, (250)832-9745 Bachelor suite $550. inc. util., garbage. NP, avail. immed, Call Bonnie (1-250)871-6000 BASEMENT suite for rent in the country, Clean, Bright And Roomy 1 bedroom suite located between Salmon Arm and Enderby, private entrance, all utilities included, non smoking, $700 per month Avail Dec 1/12 call 250-804-6400 BLIND Bay 1bdrm available now. Walk-out suite. Utils. included. $700/mo DD & Ref’s req. N/P, N/S (250)675-2710 BRIGHT 2 bedroom ground floor in Sunnybrae. 5 appls. NS/NP. Carport. Private patio. $800/month incls utils. Ideal for quiet mature tenants. 250835-2016/250-833-6266 Canoe Small 1 Bdrm suite $625 incl. util. Avail Dec 1 250-549-4366 CANOE: Spacious 2bdrm., NS, $600/mo. for right person (250)833-5029 HILLCREST: avail. Dec1st, 2bdrm., 1bath, w/d, NS, NP, $900/mo. incl. util. (250)8337840 NICE quiet 1-bdrm. level entry suite for mature single working woman. Walk to DT, SA. NS, NP, f/s, w/d, $650/mo. incl. util. (250)832-6263 SEPERATE Level entrance in Hillcrest on bus route 1 BDRM Util, wifi and cable incl. NS Ref’s req’d. Avail Jan 1 $700/mo 250-833-3566 or 250-833-2312

SPACIOUS 1 bedroom + den basement ste. Large bedroom with walk-in closet, full bathroom and kitchen. Near uptown Askews. $900/mo including utilities. (250) 517-9617

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Re: The Estate of Eleanor Catherine McDermott, aka Eleanor C. McDermott, aka Eleanor McDermott, late of P.O. Box 993, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, VIE 2P2. DL# 7557

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Eleanor Catherine McDermott, aka Eleanor C. , aka Eleanor McDermott, are hereby notified under sections 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Harold Thomas McDermott, c/o Sivertz Kiehlbauch, Barristers and Soliciters, P.O. Box 190, #320-351 Hudson Avenue, N.E., Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 4N3, on or before December 28th, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

SUNNYBRAE: 1bdrm units from $500/mo., 2bdrm units from $800/mo., utilities included, NS, NP (250)835-4531

Suites, Upper 3BDR In Salmon Arm Avail. immed. NS, NP, $750/mo, (250)463-9777 LOVELY 2BDRM In Law Suite on 2 levels w/all necessary fixtures for a person with challenges. 2 full baths. In floor heating. W/yard and garage all inclusive $1000 250-832-6975

Townhouses IDA VISTA is a family orientated housing cooperative located in Salmon Arm. We are now accepting applications for 3BDRM units. Housing charges are $783/mo. with a one time share capital purchase of $1500. Small pet okay. For further information call (250)833-5775 Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am to 3 pm.


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Cars - Domestic 2001 Buick Century Ltd, great cond., leather, loaded, all access. working, winter & summer tires incl. $4000. (250)832-3334 after 6pm 2006 Dodge Charger 3.5 Fully loaded leather esc shape 137,000 kms $10,500 OBO 250-832-9306

Cars - Sports & Imports 1990 VW Golf, red, good cond. 4 good winters, 4 xtr rims + summer $1150. (250)833-4994

Off Road Vehicles 2000 Honda 450 ES comp. with winch, pass seat, blade $4200. (250)835-4749


IN THE MATTER OF WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIENS ACT Super Self Storage 4750 40th Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, BC Claims a Warehouseman’s Lien against the following persons. If not paid in full on or before date stated, the goods will be sold or disposed of December 28, 2012. ALEX MATHYS

Trucks & Vans 04 Ranger 4x4 V6 auto 113,000 km’s asking $9000 250-832-2681 1993 Toyota Previa 4WD new brakes, discs, plugs. Winter tires runs good. $2200 OBO 250-832-2484 2000 F150, 2whl dr. 4.6lt V8, air, p/w, p/locks, stereo, Sirius radio, recent engine tune-up. Everything else redone. Exc shape. Winter tires on rims. $7499 obo. (250)306-7437 2001 Honda Odyssey, 202,000km, new tires, pw, pl, air, no accidents, very good cond. $5295. (250)832-2235 2003 Ford F150 4.6 l 2 Wheel dr. Has Matching Canopy. Needs Tires $4000 250-8321940 2004 Dodge Caravan. Low mil., good cond., with Pride 4 whl motor scooter, used very little. Lift for scooter in vehicle. (250)832-8943

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Columbia Shuswap Regional District Sealed bids, clearly marked “Bid – Surplus Firefighting Apparatus” and delivered to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, PO Box 978, 781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1 will be accepted until 10 AM Pacific time on Thursday, December 6, 2012 for the following unit which has become surplus to the Regional District’s volunteer fire suppression function. 1977 INTERNATIONAL ENGINE (PUMPER) • 5-Speed Automatic Transmission • 2 Wheel Drive • Gas Engine • 50,770 km • 1400 gallon water tank



Columbia Shuswap Regional District INVITATION TO TENDER Fire Department Equipment Maintenance The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is inviting tenders for a 3 year contract for the delivery of equipment maintenance to emergency vehicles and small motorized equipment at the Regional District’s rural fire halls within Electoral Areas ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’. Tenders clearly marked “Tender - Fire Department Equipment Maintenance”, will be accepted until 11 AM local time on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the office of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive NE, P.O. Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Tender documents and further information are available online at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District website at www., on the BC Bid website at www. and at the office of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (at the above noted address during regular office hours). The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Tenders and to waive any informality in the Tenders received, in each case without giving any notice. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept the Tender which it deems most advantageous. Faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. For more information, please contact: Kenn Mount, Fire Services Coordinator (250) 833-5945 or Toll Free 1-888-248-2773 E-mail:

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This truck may be viewed at the Swansea Point Fire Hall. Arrangements for viewing can be made with Kenn Mount, Fire Services Coordinator at 1-888-248-2773 toll-free (local 5945) or Mike Melnichuk, Fire Chief at (250) 836 2402 or (250) 836 2674. This unit is being sold “as is/where is”. All sales are final. No warranties expressed or implied. Applicable taxes extra. The successful bidder must make full payment and take possession of the vehicle by Thursday, December 6, 2012. For further information, contact: Kenn Mount, Fire Services Coordinator at Phone during regular office hours to 1-888248-2773 toll-free. To see photographs of this vehicle, visit the CSRD website at

Columbia Shuswap Regional District INVITATION TO TENDER STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is inviting tenders for a 3 year contract beginning January 1, 2013 for the maintenance and operation of the Crestview Subdivision, Mountview Subdivision, Fairway Greens Subdivision and Highland Heights Subdivision Street Lighting Service Areas located at Shuswap Lake Estates in Electoral Area ‘C’. Tenders clearly marked “Tender – Shuswap Lake Estates Street Lighting Maintenance”, will be accepted until 11 AM local time on Wednesday December 12, 2012 at the oɉce of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive NE, P.O. Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Tender documents and further information are available online at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District website at www.csrd., on the BC Bid website at www.bcbid. and at the oɉce of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (at the above noted address during regular oɉce hours. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Tenders and to waive any informality in the Tenders received, in each case without giving any notice. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept the Tender which it deems most advantageous. Faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. For more information, please contact: Gary Holte, Manager, Environment and Engineering (20 833-93 or Toll Free 1-888-248-2773 E-mail:

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n Several Salmon Arm Bantam Tier III Silvertip players try to overpower a much larger South Okanagan player during the Silvertips’ loss in the tournament they hosted last weekend at the Shaw Centre. It was a two-tournament weekend for the local facility, as an Atom Development 2 tourney was held as well.

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Captain on track It’s only been a week, but Scott Robinson, Salmon Arm SilverBacks’ head coach, likes what he sees from the ’Backs new captain. Brandon Mistal, a native of Kamloops, took over from Bennett Hambrook, who was traded to the Trail Smoke Eaters. “He’s not an overly loud guy and now we’ve put a little more on him,” said Robinson. “He’s an obvious choice to succeed Bennett; a day-in-day-out worker kind of guy.” The ’Backs face a tough schedule through to Christmas that includes West Kelowna, Merritt and Penticton a combined seven times. Salmon Arm hosts Merritt Friday and Penticton Saturday. BROCHURES BROCHU RES CATAL CATALOGU O OGU ES CON CONTES TESTS TS S PR RODU ODUCT CTS CT TS T S ST TOR OR RE ES S FLYERS FLY ERS S DE DEALS ALS S COUPO COU UPO PO ONS S BRO BR ROC CHU HU U URE RES ES S CA CATAL AL LOGU OGUES ES ES

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Eagerly awaiting snowfall at Larch Hills Although there may not be snow enough to ski on in the Larch Hills as yet, there is still a lot of activity on the hill – much of it in getting ready for that great “Hooray!” day when we can hit the trails in earnest. (The sooner the better!) There was a huge turnout for the annual Take Back The Hill day where crews of volunteers went out on the trails and clipped, raked, dug, snipped, cleared – whatever was necessary in order to have the trails in shape for the ski season. Many thanks to Blaine for organizing the event, and to all the various participants – LH Junior Race Team, Shuswap Trail Alliance, LH members, general skiing public, Vernon Outdoor Club, et al. Now for the snow. On Oct. 19, Mick Ford and a dozen accomplices with four trucks had a work party to replenish the wood supply in the chalet and

TraiL TaLEs Marcia Beckner Cec’s Cabin. Ready for winter. Thanks to John Thielman for taking care of the danger trees on the trails. There has been logging activity on the hill this summer/fall. Tolko has logged their area and hauled out on Larch Hills Road. They will complete the work the week of Dec. 17 when the roads are solid, but haul out through Moonwalk and Edgar so will not affect the ski trails. In consultation with Larch Hills Nordic Society executive members, Tolko has left buffer strips beside trails adjacent to areas which they have logged so

as to reduce the visual impact of clearcuts and logging roads. This past summer saw the tragic loss of three of our fellow Larch Hills skiers which has hit the ski community hard. On June 6, Curt Otterstrom died leaving us with warm memories of a big guy whom we all aspired to emulate as he raced well into his 70s. Hard-pressed we were to keep up to this speedy Swede. On July 11, Erkki Keski-Salmi died suddenly. Well-remembered for his friendly disposition as one met him on the trails, this will be the first year in 28 that Erkki will miss the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet, named in honour of his son, Reino. Then, on Sept. 1, John Coffey died, leaving the Shuswap trails and skiing communities bereft of a great resource and innovator when it came to trail designing and building. He wants us to “get out there and build

trails, then use them.” We shall miss these three fellows greatly. In December, we lost another individual who had been involved with the Larch Hills Ski Club in an official and coaching capacity way back in the ’80’s. Ton Ham-

ilton was on the start/ finish line with his stopwatch and the rest of the timing team for the first Larch Hills Marathon (subsequently the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet) in January 1985. Ton also coached with the club in those days.

Remember: When the snow is halfway down the Fly Hills, there is snow in the Larch Hills parking lot. Keep an eye on the LHNS web site – – for an update every morning on the conditions and view the web

cam which has its camera trained on the start area just off the chalet. With the current cold temperatures, the land is freezing up. Perfect conditions for the snow which will ultimately come. Think snow!

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