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n Georgia Strinholm looks on as sister Molly builds up the courage to tell Sanata Claus what she would like for Christmas. The two were among the first in line to sit on St. Nick’s lap Saturday, the first day of his return to the Centenoka Park Mall.

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Ministry requirements stall plans By Martha Wickett

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A road block in the form of Ministry of Transportation approvals appears to be the main stalling point for the SmartCentres shopping development. Although residents have seen work underway recently on the site at the west end of town, the date for start of construction still remains an unknown. Corey Paiement, the city’s director of development services, says

the development permit governing form and character has not been issued yet. “SmartCentres is working to complete the conditions required prior to issuance of the DP (development permit). “The city has not received the signed development permit from MOTI (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) which is one of the conditions,” he wrote in an email. Paiement said a building permit application for the first building

has been made but the permit has not been issued, noting that the city can’t provide a building permit until the development permit is in place. The recent work on the property was the installation of the Hobbs Creek Drainage Works, which is a requirement of the phased development agreement that SmartCentres signed with the city. The ‘works’ is an oil and water separator to clean the water of the Hobbs Creek watershed before it flows into Hobbs Creek.




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One of the city’s promises to SmartCentres in the agreement is that there will be no changes to the property’s zoning for 10 years. Sandra Kaiser, SmartCentres’ spokesperson, told the Shuswap Market News in an email that the company hasn’t awarded a contract for construction yet. “We are still in the process of reviewing the tenders and a construction time line has yet to be established. We will continue to keep the community informed on our timing and progress.”



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With the new tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital up and running (minus two floors), regional taxpayers are on the hook to start paying off the debt. Residents within the North Okanagan/Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District can expect a 13.8 per cent increase on their 2013 taxes. “That translates to $10 an average household,” said NOCSRHD director Doug Dirk of the increase that is mainly due to the debt coming on board with the new Polson tower at VJH. “There will probably be a 10 per

cent plus increase every year as we go along for the next little while.” The anticipated increases over the next several years will be due to the continued debt payments for the tower as well as the expected completion of the two shelled-in floors. “The general consensus was everybody (board members) was OK with $10 for the benefit,” said Dirk. The regional hospital board is also throwing its support behind the completion of both of the shelled-in floors and operating rooms in the tower. The Ministry of Health will decide at a later date an option for completion and when to proceed.

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Winter likely to be warmer than normal By Barb Brouwer

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After three months of overly warm weather, winter has arrived – at least for now. “Never trust a northwesterly flow,” said Environment Canada warning preparedness meteorologist Doug Lundquist Monday. “That’s what gave us the snow Sunday, Monday and Tuesday – with more coming.” Lundquist says that from a meteorology perspective, they are difficult to forecast because they are usually unsettled so the weather can be quite variable. For example, he says he left Kelowna, which was dry Monday and travelled to Kamloops, which is normally the dryer but had snow. “These aren’t normally large systems, they’re somewhat weaker, but can give an intense amount of snow in a relatively short

time,” says Lundquist. Temperatures in the Shuswap just returned to normal on the weekend, having been a little more than two degrees above normal for the past 90 days. “We had an unusually warm flow pattern out of the southwest,” he says. “And the dry belt from Kamloops to Merritt was dryer than normal and the Shuswap wetter than average.” Lundquist said that terrain above 1,200 metres has been getting decent snow but lower altitudes have just begun acquiring the white mantle. And while it looks like more snow is on its way for the next week to 10 days. “This is a fairly normal pattern, which means snow will start to accumulate in the lower elevations,” says Lundquist, who says that long range forecasts indicate a 60 per cent chance

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n A sign warning people to stay off, or out of, McGuire Lake is one indication of the recent warmer-than-normal weather in the Shuswap. While there will likely be a white Christmas, indications are there will be more rain than snow in the valley bottoms in January. of higher than normal temperatures in the new year. “This favours rain more than snow in the valley bottoms.” While the weather can

sometimes be hard to read, Lundquist emphasizes the importance of creating and using forecasting when planning trips. “We want travellers to

realize in Canada winter weather hurts or kills more people than any other weather throughout the rest of the year,” he says. “So by looking at Envi-

ronment Canada’s forecasts and warnings, and checking road conditions through Drive BC and planning and taking time we can save lives.”

Shuswap Environmental Action Society wants action on global warming By Barb Brouwer

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Shuswap Environmental Action Society president Jim Cooperman took his group’s concerns about climate change to last week’s Columbia Shuswap Regional District board meeting. “Our goal today is to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change and the need for precautionary, adaptation measures to protect citizens, property and natural values,” he said. In his presentation, complete with graphs and photographs, Cooperman provided an overview of devastating global weather events over the past year. He told directors some of the possible

impacts of climate change in the Shuswap include: insect infestations that destroy forest stands and lead to greater snow accumulation and faster run-off; increase in the number and severity of forest fires; increased frequency of floods and droughts and massive storms that cause flooding and erosion. Cooperman then turned his focus to this year’s debris flow and flooding in the Sicamous area. “At Swansea Point, the big question in mind was how could this happen again,” he asked. “Why didn’t government learn from the 1997 Hummingbird slide and take action to prevent future slides?” Cooperman’s next question was directed

to the regional district. “Is the CSRD lobbying the provincial government to build the debris basin and bridge they promised in 2004, or will you wait until the next flood?” Cooperman offered directors and staff a number of suggestions to reduce the impact of climate change in the regional district, some of which, he pointed out, were provided in 2007 by Sarah Weaver of Living By Water. These included protecting shorelines, improving storm water management, development planning, public education and community dialogue, determine where flood plains are located and improve drainage systems, identify and protect high-elevation wa-

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n Shuswap Environmental Action Society president Jim Cooperman makes a presentation to Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors. ter sources, interface fire planning and risk reduction strategies and ongoing dialogue with government and the scientific community. CSRD development services manager Gerald Christie took issue with some of the con-

tent of Cooperman’s presentation, noting it made it sound like there is a lack of regulation in regards to protecting water quality, the lakes and development from things such as flooding and septic systems. “The point I would

like to make is we do have development permits in place around most of the lake or they are imminent such as the Area C (South Shuswap) OCP which is about to be implemented,” says Christie. “For Mara and Shuswap lakes, and White Lake and Little White Lake, there are, or will be, development permit requirements.” As an example, Christie says in Area F, which includes Scotch Creek, Lea Creek and Celista, there is a 100metre development permit area from Shuswap Lake that considers and approves septic installations. The 30-metre riparian area regulation development permit deals with development proposed within

30 metres of any water course. There is also a hazardous area development permit requirement for any development proposed on slopes greater than 40 percent. In addition, Area F has building inspection, which considers all the above points. Christie says the action taken following the 1997 Hummingbird slide was not a CSRD decision. “The CSRD does not approve subdivisions – it is the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure,” he said. “Certainly, we continue to liaise; we are always in consultation with the province on a variety of issues, including Swansea Point .”


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For love of books and horses Author and librarian at Okanagan Regional Library’s Silver Creek branch, Julie White has an abiding love for the written word. White, who lives on a working ranch, has two new books and another one underway. “Writing is a priority for me,” she says. “I schedule two-hour sessions after the chores and before I go to work at the library.” Fans of White’s earlier novels, Secret Pony and High Fences will be happy to know two more horse novels have just been released. Riding Through Fire is a companion novel and will appeal to her established audience of nine- to 13-year-old horse fans. White’s second new release, Under the Wire, is for teens and is set at a racetrack.


It is her first novel to feature a male character, something a young Revelstoke reader requested several years ago when she was in that town for an author reading. For White, the racetrack is endlessly fascinating – wealthy and poor, young and old, winners and losers, all side by side, along with “the beautiful gallant horses...” In Under the Wire, White brings together all these elements in a coming-of-age story enriched with the drama and excitement of life on the backstretch. Her husband, a former jockey, and his stories provided the inspiration she needed to create a family of die-hard horse racing people. “I’ve known for a long time I would one

day spin my husband’s tales of his youth as a jockey into a book,” she says. “I just had to wait for the right characters to come alive in my mind.” White says she is fascinated by the person who swims against the current – the one who foregoes the safety of the herd to strike out on his or their own. The accomplished author is also inspired by the bonds of friendship and family, the community that thrives behind-the-scenes at the racetrack, the horses themselves and, in the case of Riding Through Fire, the Silver Creek fires of 1998 and 2003. White will be at Bookingham Palace Bookstore at the Mall at Piccadilly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 to sign copies of all her books.

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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, DEC. 14

FAMILY CHRISTMAS – Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association hosts John

Kaplan’s 90-minute Magic of Christmas show at 6 p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre. Tickets are available at the Candy Vault on Hudson Avenue. SHOPPING MADNESS – Carollers, specials, prizes and more roll out from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Mall at Piccadilly.


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Downtown Salmon Arm and the Children’s

Association invite families with little ones to the SAGA Public Art Gallery from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Limited seating – tickets will be provided the morning of the event. FAMILY DAY – The Mall at Piccadilly hosts an old-fashioned Christmas family fun day with children’s crafts and activities, Christmas story time, carollers, roving entertainers, special activities and free family sleigh rides from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WRAP IT UP – In partnership with the Shuswap Hospital Auxiliary and the MS Society, the Mall at Piccadilly will provide gift-wrapping by donation for mall customers until Dec. 24. SHUSWAP SINGERS – This seasoned group will perform two concerts at First United Church – 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec 16. Tickets are $10 and are available at Acorn Music. HOLIDAY TRAIN – The CP Rail Holiday Train rolls to a stop at the Lordco

parking lot at 6:15 p.m. with a full slate of entertainment and a cheque for the local food bank. Head downtown at 5:30 to enjoy seasonal music, hotdogs and hot chocolate. Take non-perishable food or cash for the Salvation Army Food Bank. BLUEGRASS – Chris Stevens Family Bluegrass Concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Carlin Hall. Tickets are $15 at the door.


BALLET – Live from London’s Royal Opera House, it’s beloved Christmas

ballet The Nutcracker at 1 p.m. For more information, visit salmartheatre. com. DANCE – Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre hosts a dance with the Jammers at 7 p.m.


BABY TALK – Chris Marteinsson discusses “artful parents” for parents of

infants from birth to 12 months of age at the Salmon Arm Health Unit from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


DOWNTOWN MUSIC CRAWL – Kyle Fitzpatrick plays at the Blue Canoe from

5 to 5:45 p.m. Runaway Lane performs at Superb Donair at 6:15. At 7:30, Willy Gaw and Jacob Verburg perform at Culinary Inspirations and the evening and the musical crawl come to a close with a performance by Peter Clarke at Andiamo from 8:45 to 9:30.


JAZZ CLUB – A Christmas jazz special plays out at Salmon Arm Arts Centre

(SAGA Public Art Gallery) at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.


CHRISTMAS SONG – The Little Mountain Bible Chapel at 3481 10th Ave. SE

presents a Christmas Cantata at 7 p.m. Admission is free. SALMON ARMENIANS – The popular band is switching their regular Thursday night gig at the Hideaway Pub to Friday, Dec. 21 to allow Christmas friends and family in town for the holiday a chance to catch some great R&B music at 8:30 p.m. No cover charge.


FREE MOVIE – Lakeside Insurance presents the family friendly Polar

Express at 3 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre.


SAGA ART – Affordable Art Fair, an exhibition of 100 multi-media works by

20-plus Shuswap artists to Dec. 15 and is open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

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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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Christmas Eve Service 7 pm 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 Christmas Eve Service 6 pm Lessons & Carols with special children’s service. Families welcome. 250 832-7282


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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

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

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

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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

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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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Be kind to those working Dec. 25th Who wants to work on Christmas Day? Certainly, there are those who don’t mind it and could use the money. Some may even prefer the distraction. But there are also those for whom saying’ ‘no thanks’ isn’t a luxury. Obviously, the day for many is steeped in tradition and nostalgia. A big part of that is family, and spending time with them, be it opening gifts at the crack of dawn in front of a brightly lit tree, or gathering around the supper table in goofy paper hats, sharing a labour-intensive feast. It’s that one day of the year when families can put aside any differences, get together and be a little silly. How could anyone want to sacrifice this for a day’s work? There are always going to be people out on Christmas Day in need of gas, or wanting to dine out, or who forgot to buy a gift and are in dire need of the most suitable item the local convenience store has to offer. And then there are medical emergencies and motor vehicle accidents and all the other potential holiday horrors that require paramedics and police and doctors and nurses and firefighters and all those who provide emergency services without fuss or hesitation, every day of the year. Oh, and if a waterline breaks or snow is coming down in heaps on Christmas Day, you can expect municipal and/or provincial staff will be out there taking care of things. So on Dec. 25th, if you’re out on the town and should come across a gas station attendant who’s looking a little blue, a cashier gazing longingly out the window, or anyone stuck having to work that day, please extend what warmth and kindness you can. Let them know they’re appreciated. It may go a long way to helping them have a Merry Christmas too.

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Smoking good Christmas gift What would Christmas be without Christmas shopping – other than a time of peace, appreciation and reflection. Although, if the truth be told, I too get caught up in the commercialization of Christmas. Over the years, I have bought a number of, well, let’s just say fairly expensive Christmas gifts – mostly for others, but in one or two cases for myself – in part, because, like I said, they were relatively expensive, and because I also don’t think anyone should ever feel obligated to spend a lot of money just because it’s Christmas. One such gift that I purchased for myself was a Bradley Smoker. I have enjoyed it ever since. The Bradley Smoker Company, so the story goes, got its start the day Ted Bradley met up with a fellow angler who, as it happened, wasn’t all that knowledgable about salmon fishing. However, this fellow really knew his stuff when it came to smoking foods. The two struck up a deal. Bradley agreed to teach the angler how to

The GreaT OuTDOOrS James Murray catch salmon and, in return, the fellow would teach Bradley how to smoke salmon. The fellow gave Bradley some smoker recipes and told him that the secret to food smoking was in controlling the smoke, plain and simple. Back then, that meant constantly attending to the sawdust, never allowing the heat being generated by the burning sawdust to get too high and, most importantly, never letting the wood burn down to ash. With this simple principle firmly entrenched in his mind, Bradley set out to make a food smoker that did just what the fellow said had to be done – control the smoke. He first used a bread riser for the

smoke house, an old castiron frying pan to hold the sawdust and a hot plate to generate the smoke. In time he would eventually call upon the expertise of his brother who, as it turned out, had a lot of free time on his hands to do little more than watch smoke rise from a smoker. And, as it turned out, he was also a pretty good inventor. Together, the two brothers set out to make a smoker that would produce clean, continuous smoke without the need for constant attention. They tried everything to control the burning of sawdust. They even studied how different types of sawdust burned, as well as a number of gizmos and gadgets that accomplished exactly nothing until they finally went back to the beginning and decided the best sawdust for making smoke was cube cut – not too fine. Thus, the Bradley smoking bisquette came into being. The size, shape and density was critical. It worked because it created smoke cleanly, did not burn down to an ash and

needed very little heat to create smoke. And, most important, it could be easily extinguished. They then turned their attention to developing the smoke house. The hot plate was replaced with a very low heating element, the frying pan was replaced with an elaborate feed system to continuously feed the bisquettes to the heat element. Instead of stopping the process to remove the spent sawdust, they included a water bath to extinguish the bisquettes, and a secondary heating element to control the temperature of the smokehouse. All in all, it is one fine smoker, and I don’t mind saying it was a pretty good choice for a gift – even if it was for me. Not that the cost of a gift is any indication or reflection upon the quality of a gift (I have received a lot of very special and wonderful gifts that cost next to nothing), but I do know that anyone who enjoys smoking their own food would certainly appreciate what many would say is the finest smoker one can buy.

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No limits to smart growth From tHe Hill Colin Mayes The book, Limits to Growth, published in 1972, was authored by a number of academics attempting to forecast world economic growth. One of the statements in the book was that the production of Canadian natural gas would peak by 2001. Today in British Columbia alone, there is a 200-year supply of natural gas and in light of the new shale and coal gas reserves in Canada, we are look-

ing at 400 to 500 years of reserves. These academics were off by 400 to 500 years because they could not predict today’s technological advances in tapping oil and gas. Most of us thought that scientific studies were based on absolutes calculated from trial and error in controlled experiments, or analysis in a commonsense framework. No one would have thought science would be influenced in the lab by some political activists looking for conclusions that would support their particular ideology. Such are the times. Regulations to protect society and the environment have actually forced companies to use innovation to better explore, refine, trans-

port and maximize the development of natural gas and oil deposits. If one were to do a study of the industry comparing processes and technology of 20 years ago with today, they would be amazed at the progress that has been achieved. The doom-andgloom scientists of the world could better spend their time helping develop new and better ways to utilize the resources we have on this planet rather than criticize, condemn and attempt to stop that which gives us the modern conveniences of our existence. Yes, it is wise to proceed with caution. However, we have seen amazing things come from advancements in research and innovation.

A good illustration of this progression is our healthcare. If one compares healthcare practices of 30 years ago to today, the strides taken have revolutionized life. Some examples of this include disease prevention and treatment transplant technology, and artificial joint replacements. Years ago, who would have thought these were possible? Our government has invested many of

your tax dollars into research and development to make life in Canada healthier, more convenient and sustainable. There are no limits to smart growth, which is to say growth that sustains our environment and social fabric, and increases prosperity. In Canada our future is bright, and we need to hear more of the positive changes that have made life in Canada what it is today.

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Hunting cartoon offends Re: Wildlife Management, B.C. Style. Needed some space to be filled, quickly and cheap. So you bought a tasteless and irrelevant cartoon from the Victoria Times Colonist. About as funny as a root canal and insulting

to all the many hunters, in your trading area, that view the advertisements which, in turn, allow continued publishing of the Shuswap Market News. It is important to note that wildlife management in B.C. is paid

for by the licences, tags and taxes on hunting equipment, bought by many of your readers. Don’t be so quick to bite some of the hands that feed your advertisers. Dave Hardy

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Friday, December 14, 2012 Shuswap Market News

South ShuSwap Ladies work, take tea together On Saturday, Dec. 8, a Ladies Christmas Tea and Social was held in historic, Notch Hill Town Hall. It was very well attended by approximately two dozen ladies from all over the area including Sorrento, Blind Bay and Notch Hill. The hall was beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and a pretty tree, with deli-

cious goodies served. A Christmas gift exchange and a fun conversation card game took place, and it was a very enjoyable afternoon. Thanks goes to the hardworking Notch Hill Town Hall Association ladies who organized and put on this happy afternoon, which many would like to make an annual event.

Alpine fun Local snowmobilers are invited to meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts and join in on the fun.

The Salmon Arm Snow Blazers are sending out a welcome to snowmobilers in the area who might be interested in joining their club, attending meetings or just helping out with work bees and events. The group holds their monthly meetings on the second Thursday at 7 p.m. in the back room of the Hideaway pub in Salmon Arm.  These meetings are open to anyone interesting in snowmobiling. The Snow Blazers’ riding season usually begins around the middle of December and goes well into May and, because of the easy terrain, the area is considered a great family hill.  However, if you are looking for thrills, don’t let this discourage you. There are also some great places for the more adventurous riders to go – and they are not prone to avalanches. The area the Blazers ride in is called the Fly Hills, which are located directly west of Salmon Arm and have around 200 kilometres of trails.  The area has one of the best signed trail Advertise them in...

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We are looking for Natural Practitioners who would compliment our wellness centre. Massage Therapists, Naturopaths, Homeopathic Practitioners, Acupuncturists, Chinese Medicine Practitioners and all other Natural Therapies will be considered. Please send your Resume/CV to Dr. Darren McNaughton Sorrento Family Chiropractic PO Box 278, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W2


Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo contributed

n Women from several South Shuswap communities attending a ladies Christmas tea at Notch Hill Town Hall. This well-received event may become an annual affair.

Sorrento 100 plans a recoup, relax, renew event With the snow coming down and the soccer fields closed, many are beginning to slip into the winter blues. Luckily, if you know someone between the ages of seven and 17, there is a quick fix to get them out of the house and having some winter fun. In all the Christmas rush, the season can fly by before you know it. However, the holiday festivities are not ending in the Shuswap on Dec. 25. So, after all your presents are opened, your turkey is cooked, and you are actually able to sleep through the night once again, take some time out on Boxing Day to celebrate with friends and family at the Sorrento Memorial Hall. With everyone home for the holidays, this final Sorrento 100 celebration will provide the perfect opportunity to catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while and just relax and have fun. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 26.

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systems in the province and a great chalet for warming up and meeting other riders. The club  has three main events already scheduled for the new year, after there is lots of snow on the hills.  The first one will be the moonlight poker run, followed in a few weeks by  the annual fishing derby at White Lake, and then  the ever popular Snow-arama. As the dates get closer the club will release more information for these events and any other events they may schedule. Anyone who wishes to join the Salmon Arm Snow Blazers, or simply find out more information, can do so

by calling Don at 250675-2420, or Robin at 250-838-2668.

Faces of art FACES Fine Arts Studio is now offering a new drop-in youth theatre program every Friday evening entitled Friday Night Stage Lights. The drop in program is for kids interested in taking part in drama, musical theatre, some dance and even a little circus.   The group will be led under the direction of Mary Jackson from Kamloops, who has worked for years with kids in theatre productions.   Mary is also a classical Royal Conservatory piano teacher and is

a superb voice teacher as well. Classes are broken into two groups, the first running from 6:30 to 8 p.m. is available for children between the ages of seven and 12. The second class begins at 8, continuing until 9:30 p.m., and is directed to youths between the ages of 13 and 17. A drop-in fee of $5 per child will be charged.   No pre-registration is required.   This is a wonderful opportunity to see a theatre program for kids of all ages grow in this area. For more information, contact Karen Brown at 250 515 3276, or visit www.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED: Electoral Area ‘C’ Official Community Plan Bylaw 725 TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with the Local Government Act the Columbia Shuswap Regional District will hold a PUBLIC HEARING regarding proposed Electoral Area ‘C’ Official Community Plan Bylaw 725. The Board of Directors of the Regional District has delegated the public hearing to Director Paul Demenok as Director of Electoral Area ‘C‘, being that in which the land concerned is located, or Alternate Director Arnie Payment, if the Director is absent. At the public hearing those persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw. The Board of the Regional District will not consider any verbal or written representations or submissions after the public hearing. Please be advised that written submissions received will be available to the public. Written submissions must be received in the Regional District’s office by 4:00 PM (Pacific Time) Monday, January 14, 2013, or may be submitted at the public hearing. LOCATION AND DATE OF HEARING: An open house and the public hearing will be held at the Sorrento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0, on: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Open House: 2:00pm - 7:00pm Public Hearing: 7:00pm At the Open House, members of the public will be able to review the Official Community Plan text and maps and speak with staff. The text and maps are also available on the CSRD website: PURPOSE OF BYLAW NO. 725: Electoral Area ‘C’ Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 725 will replace Electoral Area ‘C’ Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 700 in its entirety. The Official Community Plan will designate future land use for all land within Electoral Area ‘C’, introduce Development Permit Areas and provide a community vision and policy guidance for land use within the plan area. The above descriptions of the purpose and effect of Bylaw No. 725 are only general. The bylaw may have an impact on property owners and tenants in occupation within the area. It is therefore important for all property owners and tenants in occupation to inform themselves fully as to the nature and effect of the bylaw. INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS: A copy of Bylaw No. 725, and all reports, plans and other documents that have been or will be considered by the Board of the Regional District will be available for inspection at the office of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive, NE, Salmon Arm, BC, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM (Pacific Time), beginning December 10, 2012, and ending January 14, 2013, but excluding Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. This notice is issued by Marcin Pachcinski, Community Parks & Recreation Team Leader, Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The mailing address for Mr. Pachcinski is Columbia Shuswap Regional District, PO Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Telephone: 1-250-833-5923; Fax: 1-250-832-3375; Toll Free (BC only) 1-888-2482773.

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CP Train rolls into Notch Hill Canadian Pacific Rail’s Holiday Train stops in the Shuswap this Saturday, in its annual quest to raise money and awareness of hunger in Canada. Dress warmly and take non-perishable food items or cash for the local food bank when the beautifully decorated train rolls to a stop at the Davies Road rail crossing in Notch Hills at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 with a full slate of entertainment and a cheque for the local food bank. Enjoy the lively entertainment provided by country band Doc Walker, singing powerhouse Miss Emily and the younger talent of the Brothers Dube. Over their decadeplus time together the Doc Walker band has earned the title of “‘the hardest-working country band in Canada”

the old fashioned way, through relentless perseverance, constantly honing their chops as a songwriting and a performing unit. Perseverance has netted the band multiple top-10 and top5 hits on Canadian Radio and some of the Canadian Music Industry’s highest awards, including six CCMAs in 2008 alone, as well as the 2009 Juno for Country Recording of the Year for their record Beautiful Life. Kingston, Ont. native Miss Emily is one of the best kept secrets in the music business. With Adele-esque soul and power, she delivers jaw-dropping vocals. Recent shows include Ottawa Bluesfest and Bobcaygeon  Big Music Fest  where she shared the stage with The Tragically Hip,


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n Entertainment on this year’s CP Rail Holiday train includes

country band Doc Walker, Miss Emily and the Brothers Dube. Sam Roberts Band and the Trews. Their sixth record, GO, produced three top-10 singles for the Brothers Dube – including the hit I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, which peaked at number 4 on the BDS country chart and reached number 1 on the Chevrolet Top- 20 Video Countdown.

Even though the Brothers Dube are young, they are talented and devoted beyond their years. Liam, Jan, and Quinn have rocked the charity world by busking and raising over $100,000 for Haiti Relief, breast cancer research and children’s organizations who have benefited from the efforts

of these fine youngsters. Since 1999, the CP Rail Holiday Train program has raised close to $6.4 million, and about 2.6 million pounds of food for food banks in Canada and the United States. With families continuing to turn to food banks, the need is always present.

A small town, a young man, a beautiful lake, a relentless love, an odyssey to find some sort of understanding: the meaning. Local author Grant J. Venables presents his latest full-length novel written about a time and a place you just might recognize.

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Dates to remember Chris Stevens Family Bluegrass Concert, Dec. 15, begins 7:30 p.m. at Carlin Hall. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call Chris Stevens at 250-675-3294. Christmas Concert, Dec. 16 begins at 7

p.m. at North Shuswap Community Hall, a free Christmas musical production by youth and children, coffee, tea and desserts will be served. Boxing Day Dance, Dec. 26, Sorrento Memorial Hall. New Year’s Eve

Party, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Eagle Bay Hall. Coffeehouse, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., Carlin Hall, Admission is $3. Scrapbooking, Every first and second Monday of the month beginning at 10 a.m., Eagle Bay Hall. For more information,

please call Inez at 250675-4531. All Dates To Remember events are due in no later than Sunday night if you wish them to appear in the Friday edition. Please email all events shuswapmarket@saobserver. net.

Find out what’s hot... in the Classifieds.

SAGC will be at Piccadilly Mall selling gift cards and 2013 play passes this week! Wednesday - Friday 1 - 4PM Saturday 12 Noon - 3PM CASH SALES ONLY. Check out the Classifieds for a job forged just for you.

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Friday, December 14, 2012 Shuswap Market News

South Shuswap Christmas Greetings SORRENTO

TOWING & RECOVERY 250 833-7722

Merry Christmas! PLEASE DON’T DRINK & DRIVE!

CPR Holiday Train Saturday Dec. 15th * 8:15pm The CPR Holiday Train is coming to Notch Hill. Train will stop adjacent to the Notch Hill Hall. Please bring non-perishable items for the food bank and come enjoy some nice music.








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Happy Holidays all the best in the new year

New Years Eve

Prime Rib Buffet ....... $28.95 Seniors....................... $26.95 Joseph Dansereau on Piano


Gift Cards available Reservations Recommended


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Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year

River of Life Community Church Christmas Eve with Evangelical Free Church Joint Candlelight Service 6:30 p.m. Children’s Sunday School Program Dec 16-10am

• Fruit, Nut & Candy Trays (also made to order!) • Christmas Baking Supplies

• Gluten free • Organic • Bulk • Toxin Free • Beauty Products

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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Services in Blind Bay: Sat., Dec. 24 7:30 p.m. & Sun., Jan. 1st at 11:15 a.m. Walters Sleigh Rides Good old fashioned fun in a horse-drawn open sleigh. Share the magic of the season with friends and loved ones. Tasty Hot Chocolate and cinnamon buns will be served. To book a reservation or for more info please call Irwin or Carol-Lynn at 250-835-8384.


Spend $100 in store until Dec. 23/12 & receive a $25 gift certificate* (* ask in store for details)

Open TueS-SaT • 10-5 Blind Bay Marketplace Mall • 250-675-3937

• Classes for Children, Teens, Adults • Fine Arts Community Explorations in the Shuswap

Closed December 24-26

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Merry Christmas!

...Buy someone special an experience this Christmas! Gift Certificates Available •


The Hour Glass Merry Christmas! Christmas Eve ............. 7 - 2 Christmas Day ...........Closed Boxing Day ...............Closed 27th to 30th ............... 9 - 3 New Years Eve ............ 9 - 2 New Years Day ..........Closed Jan 2 back to regular Monday to Friday hours......................... 7 - 4

Gift cards available for that special someone on your list! Open 7 days a week 7-4 Mon-Fri • 8-4 Sat. & Sun. 3096 Trans Canada Hwy • Sorrento BC • 250.833.2050


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s& Merry Christma r Happy New Yea to all! Holiday Hours enience: for your conv - 7 pm Dec. 24: 6 am - 4 pm am 10 : Dec. 25 - 10 pm am 8 : 26 c. De - 8 pm Dec. 31: 6 am - 4 pm am 10 1: n. Ja

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Merry Christmas! Thanks for your support Tues.-Sat., 11-4 Closed Sun. & Mon. CLOSED DEC. 24-26 TCH, (Across from Toby’s) Downtown Sorrento 250-675-3132

SECOND LOCATION: White Post Car & Antique Mall TCH, Tappen 250-835-2224

Tues.-Sat., 9-5 • Sun. 10-3 CLOSED MONDAYS

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South Shuswap Christmas Greetings Sorrento Family Chiropractic Allowing families to achieve optimum health ... Naturally

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year! ~ Dr. Darren and Mary McNaughton Sorrento Family Chiropractic #2 - 1204 Notch Hill Rd., Sorrento

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This holiday season is the perfect time to thank our customers for their continued support … Happy Holidays!



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Peace and Goodwill

Boxing Day Dance Wed Dec 26th at 6pm at Sorrento Memorial Hall Sorrento’s 100th Anniversary Part wraps up with a Boxing Day Dance at Memorial Hall. FMI contact Wayne at New Year’s Eve at Quaaout Lodge. Enjoy a fantastic buffet dinner, live music with Steve Todd and his band Half a Quorum, and ring 2013 with a champagne toast. Doors open @ 6pm • Dinner at 7pm Band begins at 9 pm Champagne toast at Midnight. White Lake Fire Department and Community Hall Fundraiser Monday, December 31st New Years “Masquerade” Party and Dance!! - 8pm - 2am Don your favorite party mask (optional) and come join us to bring in the New Year at the White Lake Hall! Great dance music, door prizes and festive fun! Bring your fav holiday bevy and a potluck appy. Doors open at 8pm Advance Tickets $15. 250 835-4835 or text: 250 804 6445 All proceeds to the White Lake Hall and White Lake Fire Department.

Christmas Blessings May you and your loved ones discover the true peace that this gift brings.

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Wishing you a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season! NUT & FRUIT TRAYS (Made in-store) CHRISTMAS CAKES 1257 T.C.H., Sorrento

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May you enjoy all the best of the Christmas Season with family and friends. ~ Colin, Denise & Staff See our

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Come Celebrate With Us: Dec. 23 -10 a.m. Advent IV, Holy Communion Dec. 24 - 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Holy Communion Dec. 30 - 10 a.m. Christmas Lessons & Carols

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Rev. Bruce Chalmers 250-675-2294 Email: 1188 Trans Can. Hwy., Sorrento

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Thank you for trusting us with your insurance needs. We wish you safe and happy holidays! THE STAFF AT LAKESIDE INSURANCE and McLEOD INSURANCE.

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Giving voice

n Station sales manager Steve Corrie, Voice of the Shuswap Broadcasting Society president Warren Bell and Mayor Nancy Cooper officiate at the opening of the new Voice of the Shuswap, CKVS-FM 93.7 community radio station located in the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre.

Customers to get refunds Salmon Arm residents who were overcharged for payday loans from The Cash Store or Instaloans, which has a branch in Salmon Arm, are eligible for refunds estimated to total approximately $1 million. In March, 2012, Consumer Protection BC ordered the parent company, Cash Store Financial Inc., to stop charging illegal fees and repay customers who were overcharged. Anyone who obtained a payday loan from The Cash Store or Instaloans between Nov. 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012 may be eligible for a refund. Each refund will require a claim form, which will be available from Cash Store or In-

staloan locations. Claim forms will also be available at www. The refund process is scheduled to begin on Dec. 11. It will be overseen by an independent auditor and Consumer Protection BC. Following from this process, it’s expected that all illegally-charged funds could begin to be refunded as soon as February 2013. “We anticipate that consumers who borrowed more than 68,000 in payday loans are eligible for refunds,” said Manjit Bains, vice- president corporate relations, Consumer Protection BC. “Consumers have waited long enough for their money.” Consumer Protection BC will

ensure that Cash Store Financial provides all eligible consumers with complete and accurate refunds. Cash Store Financial is responsible for the implementation of the refund process. The process includes notifications with advertising, addressed mail and other public notices to ensure that all potential refundees are made aware of the refunds available. Updates about refunds and payday lending can be found at Consumers with questions about payday lending in B.C. may contact Consumer Protection BC toll free at 1-888-5649963 or

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Canadian Tire Job Fair At the Mall at Piccadilly

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Dr. Gerry Chu is pleased to announce that Dr. Brandon Schiffner has joined the practice along with Dr. Kristy Chu and Dr. Dil Chand in the practice of General Dentistry. Brandon was born and raised in Calgary, received his Bachelor of Science in Biology/ Genetics at UBC Vancouver (2007) and graduated with Honours at the University of Pacific in San Francisco (2012)

New Patients Welcome

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Tuesday, December 18th From 9am to 4pm Pls bring your resume Your Canadian Tire is expanding and we need you! We are seeking energetic team players to help us set up our new store. Duties will include merchandising, setting up fixtures, stocking and much more. We are locally owned and operated! Canadian Tire 482 2090 - 10th Avenue SW, Salmon Arm • 250-832-9600

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Letters Welcome

The Market welcomes letters but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity and legality. We do not print anonymous letters. Letters must be signed and include writer’s address or phone number for verification purposes only. Submissions must be less than 300 words. No thank yous to specific businesses please.

Dr. Shelley Geier, Kris & Julia Wish you a very happy and healthy Christmas Season that brings you joy, peace and love as you gather to celebrate with friends.

Holiday Hours Closed Tues. & Wed. Dec 25 & 26 Open Mon. Dec. 24th and Dec. 31st 9 am to 1 pm james murray/observer

Sensational sound

n Co-conductor Jim Johnston leads the Salmon Arm Community Band during their annual Christmas Concert at First United Church.

Sicamous Vision Care Centre Dr. Shelley Geier, Optometrist (250) 836-3070 • 217 Finlayson St., Sicamous

United Way’s annual community fund needs help With three weeks to go, the Annual Community Fund campaign for United Way of North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap is at 30 per cent of the $300,000 goal needed to support the 28 local agencies that depend

on United Way funding. Eleven of these agencies provide services to the people of the Shuswap. “There are a lot of results from our employee payroll donations that we just don’t have the totals for yet.” said

Silver Creek library to change in January The Silver Creek branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will have a change in its open hours. Starting Jan. 3, 2013 the new branch schedule will be as follows: Tuesday 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday 1 to 6 p.m. The total number of weekly open hours remains unchanged. For further information, call Julie White, Silver Creek Community Librarian, at 250-832-4719.

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other option is to call us at 1-866-448-3489 to donate by credit card or go directly to our website www. to donate on line. What is

raised here stays here and makes a genuine difference to children, families, seniors and those with challenges here in your community.”

Guilt FREE Holidays!

Can’t pass on the gravy? Can’t resist dessert? Sticking to a healthy eating plan during the holiday season can be difficult. On days that you find it tough to follow a healthy diet – or on designated cheat days – you can at least stop some of the excess carbohydrate (starch) and fat calories from adding to your expanding fat cell accounts by supplementing with scientifically proven starch and fat blocking nutrients. Even Dr. Oz is talking about the benefits of white kidney bean for those days when you cannot follow a healthy eating regimen. Ultimate Starch & Fat Blocker with Phase II (white kidney bean) will help you get

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The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is inviting residents of Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D’, and ‘E’, who wish to serve on their Community Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, to complete and return an Expression of Interest Form. The Expression of Interest Form and related information is available on the CSRD website at www., or by contacting the Environment & Engineering Services Department as listed below. CSRD staff will review all submissions and will schedule meetings with all applicants beginning in January 2013. The Commission will assist the CSRD by ensuring it receives thoughtful and comprehensive advice from a representative group of individuals with local knowledge and interest in the parks and recreation needs of the community. Commissioners are required to meet a minimum of four times per year. Terms are two years in duration, concluding December 31, 2014.

• Desire to share knowledge and experience in a range of subjects relevant to community parks and recreation planning, management and development (e.g. parks management and operation, recreational facilities and programming, construction and engineering, environment, youth, seniors, business, geography, education, arts and culture).



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• Interest, leadership and passion for enhancing public enjoyment of parks, trails and green spaces, as well as promoting local stewardship of recreational amenities.

Dec. 15th Last Meat Draw of the year

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Individuals who best satisfy the following requirements will be recommended to the CSRD Board of Directors for appointment:



Holiday hours posted @ Branch

Linda Yule, of United Way. “However the individuals who normally drop a cheque in to us are only at 50 per cent of what we normally see come in. An-

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Please submit a completed Expression of Interest Form by Friday, January 4, 2013 to: Environment & Engineering Services Community Parks and Recreation Columbia Shuswap Regional District Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1 Phone: 250 833-5950 or Toll free: 1 888 248-2773 Fax: 250 832-1083 Email:


overdoing the calories incorporate vegetables, whole grains, plain yogurt or bean dip, into appetizers. Aim for 50 per cent of the offerings to include some fruit and/or vegetables. Here are a few ideas to consider. Stuffed cherry tomatoes: Slice cherry tomatoes in half and scoop out the pulp. Stuff with a small crumble of goat cheese and top with a little pesto or stuff with a small cube of feta and a thin slice of kalamata olive. Fruit skewers: Put a new spin on the classic fruit platter. Cut assorted fruit into chunks and thread onto small barbecue skewers or toothpicks. Serve with flavoured low fat Greek yogurt for a dip that contains a good

source of protein and is easy on the calories. Assorted cracker toppers: Choose your favourite whole grain cracker and top with things such as low fat cream cheese and jalapeño jelly, low fat cream cheese and smoked salmon, or cucumber and hummus. Tortilla pinwheels: Cover the surface of a 10-inch whole grain tortilla with low fat spreadable cream cheese, add some lettuce and fill with any of the following combinations: thinly sliced cucumber, red pepper, green onion, and salsa; smoked salmon, capers and red onion; or feta, dried cranberries and green onions. You can also fill with hummus and veggies or use salad sandwich ingredients such as

Simone Jennings, Laura Kalina and Rose Soneff are community nutritionists with Interior Health.

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egg, salmon or tuna. Roll the tortilla tightly (imagine rolling sushi) and cut into one or two inch pieces. You can also help encourage healthier holiday nibbling by using smaller plates and putting healthier choices at the start of the appetizer table. Placing healthy choices up front encourages guests to fill their plates with the healthy options. Remember, there is much more to the holiday season then food. Enjoy time with friends and family by taking a walk together after eating. Consider planning gatherings around activities like ice skating, tobogganing or skiing to help encourage activities that are both healthy and fun during holiday celebrations.

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Protecting Shuswap River Steps are still being taken to ensure the long-term integrity of the Shuswap River. Work continues to be done on the Regional District of North Okanagan’s Shuswap River watershed sustainability plan. “The First Nations are making a commitment to make available some of the work they have done in the watershed,” said Rick Fairbairn, electoral area advisory committee chairperson. “That’s a big step forward.” Three core issues have been identified for the Shuswap River: protection of the environment, recreation and process and governance. These themes will help the regional district shape policies and actions within the overall plan-

ning process. BX-Swan Lake and BX-Silver Star residents will have a role in long-term planning. The electoral area advisory committee has agreed to a public participation strategy for the Areas B and C official community plan review. “Public participation is a critical component of an OCP review given that the intent of an OCP is to provide a long-term vision for the community, reflecting the community’s values for the area and their aspirations with regard to land use planning,” said Anna Page, sustainability co-ordinator. Among the opportunities for information and input will be a website, a survey and meetings. A study into the impact of ru-

ral properties joining municipalities won’t be as comprehensive as anticipated. The electoral area advisory committee will remove a social analysis from phase two of the annexation impact study so there is enough money to proceed with phase three, which is a protocol agreement the province could possibly use for such matters. “It doesn’t mean that the social component is not important, but it’s more difficult to tease out in a meaningful way,” said director Mike Macnabb. The budget for phase two of the study is $102,000, while the cost for phase three is $20,000 – about the same as the specific price tag for the social analysis.

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Marcia Beckner Snow! Yahoo! The snow dances were successful. With the first big snowfall last week, the fellows were out packing the trails with the packer behind the snowmobile, Then, with this past dump, we now have tracks set by the Ginzu groomer. Jim and I went up Tuesday morning and skied up Larch Hills Road to Cec’s cabin then down Sky Trail. Magic! Of course, one must be watchful of skinny patches under the tress where the snow has not yet penetrated, and keep an eye out for the occasional rock, which may have been uncovered by the Ginzu groomer. If you come upon such rocks when you are skiing, do remove them, if possible. We are all stewards of the trails. As it is for many clubs, the LHNS is all about volunteers. There are the visible ones like the instructors at Jack-

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Jackrabbits to start Saturday Continued from pg. 23 Road, and Cec’s cabin. (There is also one at the chalet.) Those wonderful lanterns at the Lantern Ski event have to be cleaned and filled. That job this year falls to coordinator Louis-Marc Simard and his crew who met this week to do the deed, ready for the Lantern Ski December 27. Just a few of those important invisible volunteers. The first event on the race calendar for the Junior Racing team was the BC Cup #1 held at Sovereign Lake last weekend. Larch Hills skiers did very well. We were up to watch the mass-start classic event

on Saturday and were hard-pressed to keep track of the 62 Larch Hills skiers racing. Congrats to all. Training sessions continue every Wednesday after school and Saturday mornings in preparation for the next BC Cup in Kelowna then the BC Championships in Prince George Feb. 2-3/13. Jackrabbits starts tomorrow with 126 registered and a full complement of leaders. I get to be a floating leader, filling in where needed. Great gig. Santa Cruise is this Sunday, a casual event with a fun auction of donated goods in aid of the Salmon Arm Food Banks.

Register by 11 a.m. LHNS membership is 600-plus. Surprising, since we have had no snow, but a heart-warming act of faith for hopeful skiers and club supporters. Memberships are available on our web site or at Skookum and John’s Ski Shack. The community of Salmon Arm is more than generous in its support of the LHNS. We have just recently installed a new chimney and stove in the chalet with a very significant donation from Salmon Arm Fireplace, plus delivery, time, and labour donated by Robert Babakaiff of Arro Wood Heat Services. Our heartfelt thanks. Think snow!

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Chase Rotary Club The Chase Rotary Club is very honoured and proud to have our own Chase Rotarian Doug Everett, as District Governor for District 5060. Doug and wife Jacquie have been on the road doing club visitations since July, and are finally home for now. Along with the visitations, they have also attended many functions on behalf of our District, including the Zone Institute meetings in Vancouver, where Doug was honoured to carry the Canadian flag for the opening ceremonies. He is pictured with Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka, alongside the tallest member of the RCMP at 6’10”, and his “shorter” member at 6’2” tall! Doug and Jacquie, you represent us so well, and we salute you on behalf of Chase Rotary and Rotarians of District 5060. Chase Rotary is proud to be the host club for our International Exchange student Tuulia Brax, who hails from Hanover, Germany. Tuulia arrived in late August, and spent the first three months in the home of Mike and Leslie Draper, where she fit in so well to the country lifestyle. She has her own horse at home, so fit right in, as Mike and Leslie have horses as well. In mid November, Tuulia moved to the home of her second host family, Claude and Kym Rampone. Here again, a great fit as the Rampones are avid skiers, another of Tuulia’s favourite past times. While in Chase, Tuulia attends Chase Secondary School, where she has fit in very well! Tuulia is pictured with Kym Rampone and the family dog!

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Chase Rotary annually plays host to the RCMP Cops For Kids Bike Ride. During their stop in Chase, we supply lunch, and give them the opportunity to mingle with the students, and have a short rest before they continue on to Kamloops. This year the ride raised a record number of $. This money is then disbursed to children and families in need. The ride starts in Kelowna, goes in to the Kootenays, east to Revelstoke, north to Kamloops, and back to Kelowna. And they do it all, to help the kids. For more information, and how to apply for donations, check out Cops For Kids on their website. These are only a few of the events held by our club. We will wrap up the year in May, when we host the member clubs of District 5060, at “The Power of Partnership”, our annual Conference May 2-5, 2013, in Kamloops. BC. The Kamloops clubs are assisting

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Students in Jennifer Jones’ classroom at Chase elementary are carrying buckets around with them. They’re invisible containers — but, what they contain can be seen every day. Inspired by the award-winning book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud, the idea is to improve the way children interact and view themselves. Jones said the idea of having to fill a bucket “seems like the perfect metaphor for students to understand the behaviours they are exhibiting and others around them might be using.” Added to the bucketlist program is another one — classroom dojo — recommended to her by School District #73’s technology coordinator. It involves tracking behaviours of the Grade 4/5 class, with points given for good behaviours and taken away for bad. It’s all done online through anything from a computer to a smartphone. Jones said using the dojo program helps her students track their progress online in a fun way with their avatar and a visual graph that shows what behaviours have led to the points.


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n Grade 4/5 students at Chase elementary are learning about good deeds — and bad — through two innovative programs their teacher, Jennifer Jones, has added to her classroom this year. The information can be emailed to or used during conferences with parents to give a clearer picture of how their child is behaving at school. Teachers can choose what is graded — it can be anything from not doing your homework to showing leadership. The lessons are many, Jones said, and her students are having fun with the programs as they learn. Alyssa Becker said “using dojo, I’ve learned that you should always get a positive, not a negative.”

Gianna Badesso sees the concept as something that could reduce bullying. “Bucket filling has gone a long way,” she said. “First, it was just our class, but now, the whole school knows about it. It’s spreading really fast. “If every school does it, then, in the world, there wouldn’t be as much bullying.” Chase Winning sees it as a way of doing good — and feeling good. “If you see a person who is down, you can try to help them out,” he said. It will fill their

bucket and your own.” Kamloops-Thompson school district superintendent Terry Sullivan said what Jones is doing in her classroom “is creative, innovative and leading-edge. “We have many teachers like her who are engaging children and youth every day using a variety of methodologies.” Technology continues to transform the education system, Sullivan added. “We will have 4,000 students this year, predominantly secondary, who will be taking a portion of their pro-

gram online,” he said. “TRU has 12,000 students on campus and 13,000 taking courses online. “The world is changing, which is why we have to look at structures like school calendars that have been in place for many decades. “In my view, nothing is as good as an excellent teacher engaging children in a classroom. “However, we are finding new ways to deepen that engagement, enrich curriculum and empower teachers. This is another example of that.”

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Phillips Citizen of the Year

New forestry designation available now The Natural Resource Professional (or NRP) designation is new and recent grads from natural resources conservation programs at the University of BC, Thompson Rivers University and the University of Northern BC can apply today. The NRP designation will allow you to practise aspects of professional forestry in every corner of the province. You might find yourself working for government, consultants, industry, Aboriginal groups and more! For more information and to see which programs qualify, visit our website at

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n Community volunteer Billie Phillips is Chase’s Citizen of the Year.

Council supported the Underwood Inn Hotel’s application to the LCB to amend Liquor Primary Licence No. 139328 by reducing the floor size of the licensed area from 1,540 square feet to 790 square feet. In doing so, the Underwood’s legal capacity has now been reduced from 100 people to 60.

CoUNCIl notes New rep

Ron Betts has stepped down as the community’s representative on the Shuswap Tourism Committee. Chase council approved his replace-

ment, Elena Markin from the Chase & District Chamber of Commerce, stating she is a logical choice for the committee. Betts, general manager of Tree Top Flyers, had asked to step down, as his busy schedule limits his ability to participate on the committee. Coun. David Lepsoe will continue as coun-

cil’s representative on the committee.

Directors chosen

It was agreed that Mayor Ron Anderson will be appointed as the village’s director on the Thompson Nicola Regional District board of directors for 2013, and that Coun. Rick Berrigan be appointed the village’s alternate director.

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made sandwiches for giant crib, and the list goes on. Phillips is a quiet, unassuming person with a heart of gold.  She is ready to help anyone with everything. The Chase Museum is now the main focus of her attention.  The museum fire was devastating to the community, and Phillips has worked tirelessly, side by side with others, helping to restore the archives and artifacts, helping to get everything out of the damaged building and, of course, fundraising. Phillips is extremely deserving of this award, and both the chamber of commerce and the community of Chase thank her for her all her efforts. Submitted by the Chase Chamber of Commerce.

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A Chase resident was honoured for her commitment to the community and her outstanding ability to go above and beyond. Billie Phillips is Chase’s Citizen of the Year. She earned this title after careful consideration, and a close review of her many hours spent volunteering with non-profit organizations in the community for the past 30 years.   Phillips is treasurer for both Creekside Seniors and the Chase & District Museum.  She is a life member of Creekside, the Royal Canadian Legion #107 and the RCL Ladies Auxiliary, where she dedicated 25 years as a treasurer, cooked, cleaned and served TGIF dinners, was the entertainment and decorating go-to person, A27


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Chase Heat at Art Holding Memorial Arena. Game time 7:00 pm December 19th against the Sicamous Eagles. December 31st against the North Okanagan Knights Neskonlith Elders Xmas at the Loft Chief Atham school performing Dec. 14, 5 pm FMI call Neskonlith Indian Band Family New Year’s Night at Neskonlith Hall Dec. 28, 5 pm, Everyone welcome, Fireworks, Indian Tacos, Loonie auction and door prizes FMI call Lucille 250-679-8098

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Heat showing playoff potential By Scott Koch


The Heat Junior Hockey Team and Society extend their best wishes to all for the Christmas season, and hope for a 2013 that results in your hopes and dreams being met. The team also hopes that if you receive an overabundance of those good things, that you donate some back to your hockey team to help us both on and off the ice. The support received over the past year has been phenomenal and has greatly helped in the development of the overall product. Hockey insiders are telling us that now we have built a good, competitive team, we

can move forward with success. Recent results speak otherwise, but we all know that a bit of adversity makes for challenges that this group of players are prepared to overcome. While the closest teams in the standings are having troubles of their own, the Heat has the talent and ability to use that to their advantage in pursuit of a playoff spot. The boys are getting a nine-day break over the holiday season, which enables them to get reacquainted with their families and friends back home. The billet families also get a reprieve from their duties as home-awayfrom-home parents. This past week, the locals took on the Knights from

Armstrong on the fifth and, after two overtime periods, came away with a 3–3 draw for a single point in the standings. Dom Hodges potted two with Connor Venne getting a single. Assists went to Marc MacKenzie, Shelby Kostyshen and Kurtis Johnson. Hodges and Jake Mattes were two of the three stars. Saturday, Dec. 8 the boys travelled to Osoyoos for a tilt

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Pearson taking over between the pipes. This contest got ugly early, assisted by the on-ice officials, and didn’t let up until the final whistle. Injuries and suspensions will see some regulars out of action when the boys take on the Sicamous Eagles at home on Friday the 14th.

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versus the Coyotes. In spite of the 6–3 loss, it was considered by many to be the best effort of the season. Kostyshen, MacKenzie and Venne scored, with Mattes, stopping 42 of 45 shots. Sunday the 9th saw a battle against the Penticton Lakers, with the result being a 7–1 loss. Johnson picked up the lone marker, with Mattes having a rough start and Devan

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Blane Ready (owner) centre, presents Jane Shirley and Sara Inskip from the SAFE Society with a $5,107 cheque. The money was raised from the Shoppers Drug Mart Annual Tree of Life campaign with the sale of paper leaves, plus a bake sale. 100% of all proceeds were donated. Eileen Brown, Gwyneth Guidos, Jane Shirley, Blane Ready, Sara Inskip, Joy Hubscher & Jeff Chesham.

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Salmon Arm Daybreak Rotary Club President Randall Bamford, left, presents Rosanne Fraser & Dave Byers from the Salvation Army, with a cheque for $1000 for Salvation Army Food Bank. Salmon Arm Daybreak Rotarians work hard all year with various fundraising events so they can provide services and support to youth as well as local and international communities.

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Author takes two journeys

What do you do when you’re approaching 50 and your 23-year-old daughter invites you to an artsfestival adventure for which the tickets state, “You voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury or death by attending?” If, like author Deanna Barnhardt-Kawatski, you come from the B.C. Interior, where nearly 900 forest fires are raging, of course you agree to go to the Burning Man Festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. However, it’s not

only local forest conflagrations and the blazing creativity of artists gathered in the scorching heat of the desert that BarnhardtKawatski must confront and survive. Breathing deeply into her past, she also must face, once again, the suffocating anxiety and raging self-doubt that threatened to consume her when she was a young woman. Three decades earlier, in a courageous attempt to extinguish these inner fears, the author had chosen to leave her Shuswap

home. She headed for Europe and from there, made her way through the feverish intensities of the Middle East to end her journey in the crucible of India. Barnhardt-Kawatski demonstrates her considerable skills as she deftly interlaces the two stories of past and present. In this “true and transformative travel tale,” the writer’s attention to detail and her willingness to tell the whole (and often ugly) truth engages the reader at a deeply personal level. But she also beautifully illus-

trates that all literature tells a story beyond the apparent narrative. To paraphrase writer Flannery O’Connor, we all must make our way past the dragon. And “no matter what form the dragon may take, it is of this mysterious passage past him, or into his jaws, that stories of any depth will always be concerned to tell...” Burning Man, Slaying Dragon is a rich exploration of what it means to be on the human journey. Submitted by Shelley Corbin.

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at approximately 3:15. Haldane Christmas Concert, Dec. 19, and 20, 1 p.m. in the school gym. Taoist Tai Chi, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 at the Chase Community Hall. For more information, contact Judy at 250-679-5425, or go to Parents & Tot Playgroup, every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, basement of the Catholic Church in Chase, children ages 0-5 with parents/caregivers, provided free of charge, playtime, crafts, healthy snack for all participants, special events and outings throughout the year, for more information, call Hazel at 250679-4465. Soup & Buns  at the Evangelical Free Church, 295 Shuswap Ave., every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, come have free coffee, a muffin or hot soup. All adults & children welcome to join. Aquafit  by Le7ke Spa in the Quaaout Lodge, for all ages & levels, personalized. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more info, call Diane at 250-679-3018. Royal Canadian Legion, hosts league darts every Monday at 7.30 p.m., and a free meat draw every Tuesday 

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Chase Heat home game, Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. at the Art Holding Arena. The heat will be hitting the ice with the Sicamous Eagles. Away game, Saturday Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Chase Heat will be taking on the Kamloops Storm at the McArthur Park Arena. Turkey dinner, Saturday, Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m. Chase Legion, turkey will be served along with all the trimmings, $10 admission will be charged. Karaoke night, Saturday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Chase Legion, more than 5,400 songs to choose from. Chase Hamper Society fundraiser, Saturday, Dec. 15, noon until 10 p.m., Chase Community Hall. Entertainment will be provided by wellknown local musician Wally, of Wally and the Wallbangers. Admission is free, those attending are asked to bring in an unwrapped gift, food, or money donation. Christmas pageant,  Dec. 16, Chase and District Museum, seating is limited so get your tickets in advance from any board member. More information can be found on their website at, or by calling 250-6798847. Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Sunday, Dec. 16, the train will be coming through

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In Memoriam


Happy 50th Anniversary


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You can remember someone special with your gift to the Canadian Cancer Society To donate In Memory or In Honour: online: or mail to:

Salmon Arm Unit Office 111 Lakeshore Dr. N.E, PO Box 3451 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4S2 Please include: Your name & address for tax receipt; Name of the person being remembered; Name & address to send card to. Let’s Make Cancer History

Fischer’s Funeral Services wishes to express sympathy to the families which we served in October 2012.... Cec Picul Allen Jones Lily Borstel Bill Sanford Harold Bell Randy Groot Ed Cannefax Dale Gervais Jean Graham

David Yurkiw Lloyd Drysdale Ken Thurston Hazel Knutson Shirley Harder Marilyn Winter Rosemary Biggar Gwendolyn Toope George Thoreson

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

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THANK you Andrea Roberts for sharing your beautiful exquisite voice. God bless you and your loved one. All ways. Always.

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Walter Peter Blomquist passed away peacefully in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Born in Vemdalen, Sweden on January 29, 1922, Walt came with parents Willam and Kristina, and sister Karen to Canada in November 1923,traveling across Canada to Malakwa, BC, stepping off the train, met only by fresh snow. In the early years, Walt worked in Revelstoke, then the Vancouver area, prior to the Second World War. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1939 and became skilled as a aircraft mechanic. After the war, with his brother Bill, he delivered sawdust for home heating in the Vancouver area, as well as cut shakes and worked in a lumber mill. He worked as a lineman for the CPR, just before returning to Malakwa to log for Blomquist Bros Logging. He became a leader in Malakwa, responsible for major employment in the area for decades. Blwalt Holdings developed a subdivision and donated land to the community. Walt is well remembered for his love and respect for his family, and community, always available to give a lending hand, with a strong vision in helping where needed. A quiet man with a huge heart, a wealth of patience, he will be missed by all. Walter is predeceased by his wife, Joan (died Aug 21st this year), and his sisters, Annie Condy and Karen Cochrane. He is survived by his loving family; 2 daughters, Judy Johnston of Malakwa, and Coleen (Neil) Reiswig of Sicamous; 4 grandchildren, Hailey and Taren Johnston, Kent and Brennen Reiswig, his brother and best friend, Bill (Astrid) Blomquist of Kelowna. A celebration of life service will be held in the Malakwa Community Hall on Friday afternoon, December 14th at 1 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. Tributes will be shared by family and friends with Honors presented by comrades of the Sicamous Royal Canadian Legion. Interment will follow in the family plot in Malakwa Cemetery with daughters Coleen and Judy the urn bearers. Honorary Pallbearers are Neil, Kent and Brennen Reiswig, Bruce, Kent and Bryan Blomquist. A reception, provided by the community members,will follow back in the Hall, allowing time for friends to continue sharing memories with the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4N3 Email condolences may be sent to Walt’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC



COLLEEN HILL It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Colleen Lynn Hill. She will always be remembered for “love you more.” Born on October 1st, 1959 in Lillooet, BC and passed away on December 6th 2012 in Vernon, BC. Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 15th at 1pm at the Five Corners Pentecostal Church in Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society: General Donation in memory of Colleen Lynn. She is survived by her husband (Thomas), her five children (Jennifer Waldern Roberts, Baylea Waldern Willan, Trevor Waldern, Zechariah Burns and Aaron Burns) and husband’s two daughters (Carrie Hill and Leanne Hill Blurton). As well as her six grandchildren (Emily, Kaleb, Joey, Logan, Hanna and Ella), her mother (Colleen Murphy) and six siblings (Peter Murphy, Susan Landry, Debbie Koecher, Maureen Wilson, Sharon Shore and Pamela Treleaven). In addition, numerous cousins, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces and in-laws who all loved her greatly. Online condolences can be sent through Colleen’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC KAY, LIBBY JANE (nee Pfitzinger) Libby Jane (Pfitzinger) Kay, 77, of Sorrento, British Columbia, passed away on  24 November 2012, in  Salmon Arm, British Columbia. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. Libby was born in Chicago, Illinois  to  Fred and Elaine Pfitzinger on  31 May 1935. She went to high school in  Oroville, California  and graduated in  1953. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree  in English from  Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California. She worked as a  senior administrator in the Departments of Extra Sessional Studies and Continuing Education  for  the University of British Columbia for  25 Years. She enjoyed  reading, gardening and cooking and was involved in  the Women’s Network Vancouver, Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International, and PETA. Libby is survived by her  husband, Randy Kay of Sorrento, B.C., daughters Deborah and Lisa, son Clint, grandchildren Erika Johnson, Tyler and Nicole Kay. She is preceded in death by her  mother, Elaine (Hodik) Pfitzinger and father Fred Pfitzinger. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Shuswap Hospice Society Box 967 Salmon Arm, BC V1E4P1 (250) 832-7099. The family wishes to extend their deep gratitude to the nurses and staff of  Bastion Place for their kind compassion and attentive care to Libby. Taped to her computer desk was the following quote, ““Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty wellpreserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!” - Unknown Her family and friends alike wish her a continued journey of wide eyed amazement, and progressive and open minded education.

A great way to start your day!

171 Shuswap St.


Salmon Arm Observer Friday, December 14, 2012

Announcements A33



Christmas Corner

Lost & Found

CULTURED CHRISTMAS TREES FRESH WREATHS TABLE ARRANGEMENTS Cambie Country Gardens SPECIAL: 1 tree, 1 wreath & 1 arrangement -- $100.00 ($10 from ea. order goes to the Sicamous Food Bank) Delivery available Info:--250-836-2430

LOST - oak wooden cane, in Salmon Arm between Nov 30th & Dec 4th. Please call 832-5358.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Coming Events LOOKING TO SERVE? Outdoors person? Fit? Team player? Check out our group: Shuswap Volunteer Search & Rescue Recruitment information night: Wed. Feb 13/2013, Salmon Arm. See for details & registration

Information ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis

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

Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Personals Combining households? Congratulations! Too much Stuff? Call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?


Lost & Found LOST: A large man’s wedding band. Huge sentimental value to family. Please contact Kate at Cardinal Rentals or (250)833-0064

Career Opportunities

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

Help Wanted

Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600



Open Studio Sale

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ďŹ

664 Gardom Lake Rd.

250-838-6800 Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Thank You to everyone who attended the Free

Matinee of “Rise of the Guardians� at the Salmar Grand on Sun., Dec. 2nd. The generosity for Food Bank donations was heart warming, and the movie turnout was a sold out event! Sincerely, all of us at CUPE 523, Unit #83 and the Free Matinee Committee! Career Opportunities




Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

DISHWASHER/PREP Person needed. Call Andiamo Restaurant (250)832-9949

Education/Trade Schools

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.

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Drop Pounds, Drop Inches DROPZONE Free Ideal Protein Information Event Saturday December 29th 12:00-2:00 Free Body Composition Analysis. Space is limited, Register online or call (250)833-1448 JOHN’S Ski Shack is Open Fridays & Saturdays 10-4 & by appointment (250)832-3457 Looking for someone related to the late Iris Scott Of 6062 Ranchero Dr. or Looking for Sarah Moniuk. Please contact 604-834-3970

WANTED: Experienced log truck driver for full-time permanent position in the Vernon area. Call (250) 550-0164


Career Opportunities

EXPERIENCED Journeyman Carpenter for framing & exterior siding (250)515-2996

HOBAN EQUIPMENT LTD Now Hiring for January • Field Admin Staff • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Rock Truck Drivers • Dozer Operators • Excavator Operators • Surveyors Candidates must have minimum 1 year experience. Drug screening and reference checks may be a condition of employment. Please note this is a camp job and will run on a 20 day in camp and 10 day out of camp rotation Please send resumes to Or fax 250-832-1003

Residential Care Aides Chase B.C.

Applicants must possess a Recognized RCA certificate and Be registered with BC CACHWR. Shifts include full time, part time, Full time night shift and casual on call. Resumes complete with supporting documentation can be emailed to or fax to 250-434-8566. While we appreciate all applications, Please note only those short listed will be contacted.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Start your Health Care Career in less than a year! Study online or on campus Nursing Unit Clerk – 6 months - Work in the heart of the hospital Pharmacy Technician – 8 months - The ďŹ rst CCAPP accredited program in BC Medical Transcriptionist – 9 months - Work online or in hospitals Financial Aid available • PCTIA and CCAPP accredited

Call Today For Free Info Kit



Roads Supervisor Okanagan Region


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


TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking a Roads Supervisor to join our team in Lumby, BC. The Roads Supervisor is responsible for operational road construction and maintenance activities associated with road infrastructure within the Okanagan Region. This positiondirectly supervises the company road crews and associated mobile equipment to ensure the safe and cost effective operation of all construction and maintenance projects. In addition, the position directs various contract road building and maintenance crews. JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS Competitive wages Development opportunities On-going training Dynamic and challenging environment Stable employment Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: and submit your resume by December 21, 2012.

Apply today at

Welcome Wagon is currently seeking individuals for Welcome Wagon Representatives in the communities of Salmon Arm & Sicamous.

As a Welcome Wagon Representative you will work flexible hours, provide a valuable community service and get paid while having fun!

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please call OJ Boissoneault 250-379-2829

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 PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP INS Wages per BCGEU Agreement


Dinoflex Group LP – Marketing Coordinator We want you to join our Team‌.. Dinoflex Group is a leader in the “recycled materials’ surfacing industry and are looking for dynamic marketing staff at our Salmon Arm operations. As a member of our Sales & Marketing team you will work to help drive revenue (market share) develop and implement our marketing strategies, promoting our brand and expanding relationships in the flooring market. Reporting to the Sales Manager and working closely with the sales team, using your creative skills along with technical expertise you will be challenged to produce design solutions for various marketing/communication and customer support marketing tools. This includes the creation of sector and service line marketing plans to support the corporate business plan through website design, product manuals, press releases, collateral materials, marketing events, trade shows and product promotions. This position requires a post-secondary degree or diploma in business with a specialization in marketing and/or related discipline and 3+ years experience in marketing. Candidates that possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit and approach each task as an opportunity to learn something new or enhance your skills are preferred. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced, innovative marketing specialist with good time and project management skills who wants to impact business strategy with their well-informed ideas and strategic thinking. Dinoflex Group offers in-house training, benefits and competitive salaries. To be considered E-mail your cover letter and resume by January 4, 2013 to: or by fax to (800)-305-2109 or mail to Dinoflex Group P.O. Box 3309, Salmon Arm BC V1E 4S1. Dinoflex Group thanks all candidates for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Sun Runner HR Solutions have been engaged for the applicant screening process. Only qualified applicants under consideration will be contacted.


Friday, December 14, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer



Employment Trades, Technical

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe is looking for customer service help. Must be punctual and willing to learn. Able to work in team environment as well as independently. Full benefits included Submit resume at #2-121 Shuswap Street or (250)803-0011 CDA required 2 days/week for a general practice in the beautiful Shuswap Area. Please send resumes to Or reply to: Box 1470 C/O The Salmon Arm Observer Box 550 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1M9 NOCCS is redefining excellence in early learning & care. Our non-profit society is accepting resumes for IT, ECE & SA Educators. We offer competitive wages, benefits & incentives. If you are a passionate professional send your resume to or phone 250 558 9963 x201. NOW accepting resumes for 2013. F/T, P/T year round cashier, stocker & management positions at Mara & Salmon Arm location. Apply in person with resume to: DeMille’s in Salmon Arm Ready to take the next step in the food industry? Come join Red Seal Chef Che Langevin and his culinary team at Moose Mulligan’s and break out of the ordinary. Currently hiring all positions; Line Cooks / Chef’s Assistant See what you would help create at Apply in person Attn: Che or email

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

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

Ofce Support RECEPTION/OFFICE Position We have a great Full -Time Reception/Office position opportunity at Piccadilly Care Centre. Park Place Senior Living Piccadilly Care Centre is a 66 Bed Complex Care Facility nestled in Salmon Arm, BC Qualifications and Experience We’re looking for someone whom enjoys working with seniors, with administration/support experience and great PC skills (MS Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel). Basic Accounting knowledge would be an asset. The successful candidate will be extremely organized, efficient and self motivated. The nature of our business is working with seniors and their families so you will need to be flexible and able to effectively deal with changes in business needs as they arise. Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Piccadilly Care Centre Administrator 821-10th Ave. SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1T2

Trades, Technical EXP’D EAVESTROUGHERS for the Edmonton area. Must have clean drivers abstract. Call (780)435-1492.

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

Need Help?




Repairs and Sales Upgrades and accessories Wireless & home networking

John Schlosar, A+ Certified

Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn


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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030


Handypersons HANDYMAN FOR HIRE Reliable

Crane Operator Eagle West Truck & Crane Inc. is currently accepting resumes for Crane Operator for our Kamloops & Kelowna Operations. We are a Non - Union Company Offering Employees a Competitive Wage & Benefits Package. Eligible candidates will be required to have valid crane certification & must have a Class 1 with clean abstract, and be willing to work in a challenging environment.

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

Misc Services DRIVER avail. Anywhere in North America. All travel cost & fuel involves your vehicle. You fly-I’ll drive and fly back. Call for a quote & ref. Ed Campbell (250)832-2548 SNOW REMOVAL Sidewalks,driveways,small parking lots, roofs. Residential or Commercial Shuswap Window Cleaning 250- 833-2533

Painting & Decorating

Please forward resumes: Attn. Branch Manager: rtrowsse@ or fax (1)250.573.0040 Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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.

Work Wanted CARPENTER with 45yrs. experience, new houses, renovations, drywall, painting & finishing. Excellent references (1-250)878-4460

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

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay


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

Alternative Health

A1 GRASS hay, no rain. barn stored, excellent quality, delivery available (250)803-8353

ELEMENT Massage - Swedish, Deep Tissue & Hot Stone Therapy Call 250-253-.5125 or Email to book. Downtown Salmon Arm

Health Products IDEAL Protein Weight Loss Center. Targets fat, protects muscle. Affordable start up. FREE consultation and Body Composition Analysis. 250-833-1448

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

Contractors Custom blueprints.Visit: Save! Save! Save!

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

Fruit & Vegetables

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

Pet Services 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

Pets 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

Fruit & Vegetables

Peterson ) Apples ) Orchards

Laura’s Homemade Pies

Fresh Pressed Apple Juice!

Available frozen at Peterson Orchards!

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

Fresh Daily

Any Quantity 8 am to 8 pm Everyday

Phone to Order or Drop In

Pet Services

Pet Services

PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

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

Salmon Arm Observer Friday, December 14, 2012

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate A35


Rentals Mobile Homes & Pads

$200 & Under

Homes Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Early 1900’s Treadle Sewing Machine Good cond $200 Antique footboard, rounded to encompass mattress. Offers 250-804-0566

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

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

$500 & Under 4-Michelin IceX radials on winter rims, 215R7015, low kms, used 2 seasons, very good cond. $475. firm (250)8326805

Heavy Duty Machinery 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

Medical Supplies MOBILITY scooter and walker like new (250)832-7321 MOBILITY Scooters Invacare Deluxe 4 wheel 400lb Capacity. Good battery & Charger. Like New condition. Cost $4870 asking $900 OBO 250832-3051

Misc. for Sale 10-15 used portable toilets $50. each, need some repairs Attention: Orchard Growers. Reliable Septic Services (250)832-8404 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 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 CRAFTSMAN 2007 30” snowblower, 11HP, elec. start, $575. Call Ron (250)832-8756 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 RECONDITIONED wood heaters and F/P insert. Pellet stove and Dry Birch Lumber 250835-8466 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

Misc. Wanted I like to buy $100 coins, coin collections & specialty foreign coins. Todd 250-864-3521 NEPTUNE POOLS & SPAS We want to buy: Good used Hot Tubs Willing to pick-up old, unwanted units

(250) 832 3378 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

Free Items 2 Mini Daschund’s 5 yrs. old 250-804-8263


Best rate 5yr-3.09%OAC

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976. Rates Consistently better than banks


Toll free 1-800-658-2345

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

$700/mo. • 250-832-0192

1bd apt. across from City Hall. Adults, N/S, pets negot., $690. 250-833-0420, 250-253-0606 1BDRM. across from Askews DT W/D, parking, Call Colin (1-604)858-8176 or Jeremy (1250)253-2404 Avail now. 1BDRM., adults, avail. Feb 1 quiet pet OK, priv. ent. $725. 1070 1 ST SE (250)833-2129 2BDRM avail.immed NS, NP, kids welcome $750/mo + util. . (250)804-9627 3BDRM., 191-4 St. SE, parking spot, coin laundry, NP, NS, $895/mo. avail Jan 1. (250)804-9627 AVAIL immed, large. 2bdrm. DT SA, Res or Comm use. $850 +DD ref’s, 250-307-2431 BRIGHT 2 bdrm apt. available immed. Central loc. Mature adults. Pet negotiable. $795/mo. 1 bdrm available Jan 1, $695/mo. Phone 250-8326490 Cambridge Court, 2 bdrm 2 bath, inst ldry, gas f/p, covered prkg, new carpet & ktchn floor Np/NS. Long term lease with mature adults $1000 incl gas/hydro. for showings or questions 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

Misc. for Sale

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

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

Ref req’d 250-833-9148

LARGE Bright 1 Bdrm Apt in Ranchero Area. $575/mo Util Incl. 250-804-4895 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

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

Misc for Rent 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo in Salmon Arm 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Basement Suite in SA 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath + Den 4 plex in Salmon Arm 1 Bedroom Condo in Salmon Arm 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House in Gleneden

Call AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

Misc. for Sale


MARA: 2bdrm. mobile, addition, deck, creekside, new floors, electric & plumbing, f/s/w/d/ac, elec. heat, $700/mo. + DD avail. immed. (250)838-7670

Homes for Rent 1BDRM home, pleasant location, deck & garden area, gas heat. Vernon, N/P, $750. Avail Now. 250-542-9154 1BDRM waterfront cottage, Sunnybrae, quiet, bright, clean, gas F/P, garage, storage, NS, NP, ref’s req. $795/mo. (250)804-9706 2BDRM Home w/half basement in Canoe incl FS Hydro NS NP $900 250-833-2518 2BDRM mobile home, between SA & Enderby, 4 appl., n/gas, no dogs. $650/mo. & util. yard firepit, garden, screened patio, refs req’d., D/D garbage & snow removal incl. (250)804-6115 2BDRM. W,D,F,S, NS, NP, DD req’d., $1000/mo. + util., (250)832-4805 3BDRM. 2bath Heritage Home near DT SA, NS, NP, DD & ref’s req., avail. immed., $1100/mo. (250)833-6972 3 bedroom with loft executive house for rent. Fully furnished with beautiful view of Shuswap lake. 780-995-5675 4 BDRM. 2.5 BATHS, house located in a rural setting. C/w washer/dryer. 250-836-4556. 4Bdrm Rancher on 2 acres in Ranchero Avail Jan 1st gas heat FS Carport small outbuilding close to school ref’s req’d $1200 250-833-2832 4 bed house in south broadview school area, NS, $1350/mo + util, avail now, for info- or 1250-886-1808 ARMSTRONG: 3bdrm. 2bath house, workshop, fenced yard, children, pets ok, no DD req’d, $1200/mo. avail. Jan.1st (250)309-4703



Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

Suites, Lower

BEAUTIFULLY reno’d 3bdrm. house in Raven, 2200sqft., 2bath, 2decks, storage, garage, extra parking, huge garden w/fruit trees, ground level, suitable for seniors, all appl., furnished if needed, NS, pets neg., $1200/mo. + util, (250)832-0223

1Bdrm close to Safeway Heat & Light incl. Avail Now. Reas Rent for NS, ND Npartying person/s without a dog 250804-4780 or 250-253-2464

Canoe Small 1 Bdrm suite $625 incl. util. Avail Dec 1 250-549-4366

CANOE 2+Bdrm, 2bath, 2 decks priv. fenced yard. f/p, a/c, sm. pet ok, $950/mo. + util., DD 5appl. Avail. Immed. (250)836-0034 (250)833-2236 NEW updated 2 bed/1 bath older cabin/home. 7 min from town. NS, NP, DD, $620. per mth. (250)832-6785 ONE BDRM. COTTAGE on waterfront acreage near Malakwa. $500/mo plus hydro and D.D. 250-836-2829.

1BDRM. w/o suite, util, wifi, satelite incl., all appl, 8km from SA $650/mo. (250)832-7809

SALMON Arm: riverfront bungalow, mins from town N/S, N/P, adult oriented, $1150/mo. + util. (250)804-9678 SCOTCH CREEK, waterfront gated community, high end fully furn’d/equipped 3 bdrm, 3 bath, W/D, fireplace, garage, 2000 sq ft, N/P, N/S, $1400. Avail immed. 250-679-8570. SICAMOUS: 2bdrm. walking distance to schools & stores, avail. immed. $650/mo. (250)832-2850 (250)832-8510 SORRENTO nice 3+bdrm house, 2bth, lakeview, near beach/town, , lrg rec room W/D/F/S incl., avail. immed, $1100/mo + util. DD req. (250)803-1081 TOP floor of executive home w/panoramic view of lake, Appleyard Sub., 2bdrm, 2 full bath, covered carport, all util. incl., ref’s req. $1200/mo., NP (250)832-5041

Shared Accommodation

1BDRM., W/D, No Pets, NS, near college, $700/mo. incl. util. (250)832-8962

2BDRM., 5appl., near 4 schools, rink, NS, NP, back yard, a/c $900/mo. incl. util.+ DD, avail. now (250)295-5498 2BDRM. newly reno’d, appl., NS, avail immed., $775/mo. util. incl. (250)832-0013 2 bedroom basement suite. Walking distance to downtown. Washer/dryer, small pet negotiable, utilities included. No smoking. $750 per month. Available immediately. 250253-1554 3 bedroom main floor. Close to downtown! Fireplace,washer dryer, walking distance to downtown. Small pet negotiable. No smoking. Utilities included. $1150 per month. Available immediately. 250253-1554 AVAILABLE immediately Enderby 1 bedroom + Den Neat and clean, recently renovated Shared laundry Utilities included, no smoking, small pet okw/approval $700/month $350 DD. References required Call: 1-250-307-7219

CANOE: Spacious 2bdrm. in quiet area. NS, NP, $650/mo. for right person (250)833-5029 LARGE 2-BDRM. walk-in basement suite newly renowned, in SA. incl. cable and util. $900/mo. 250-803-1946 RANCHERO/Mellor’s Store area: 2bdrm. $750/mo. + utils. avail. now, W/D/F/S & parking. (250)546-3717 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

Suites, Upper 1250SQFT. 3BDRM upper floor house in Hillcrest, 4appl., fabulous lakeview, avail. immed, $1000/mo. (250)8032921 Newly Reno’d ONE BDRM suite util incl. $675/mo, Avail Immed NS. (250)804-0399


Bachelor suite $550. inc. util., garbage. NP, avail. immed, Call Bonnie (1-250)871-6000

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.

Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks

BETWEEN SA & Enderby, nice big farm, pets and/or livestock welcome $600/mo. + DD, (250)832-7710 or email

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale


10 minutes to downtown Vernon.

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

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




All for only



plus HST




per month OAC

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

Home Buying Made Easy Homesites Available Throughout the Columbia Shuswap and Okanagan Area Call for Details

Underground Services Installed. Individual Wells, Lots of Water.

INCREDIBLE LAKEVIEWS Ready to Build your Dream Home

5+ Acres ................ $269,000 ........ MLS® 10051042 6+ Acres ................ $269,000 ........ MLS® 10051041 7+ Acres ................ $309,000 ........ MLS® 10051043 15+Acres ............... $469,000 ........ MLS® 10051037 Steven Lewis - Personal Real Estate Corporation

Work: 250-832-9997 Cell: 250-804-8244

Interior South

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4606 Ackerman Rd., Malakwa

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250-833-4728 1-877-60HOMES


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3 sledding locations within minutes, 10 minutes from Sicamous, Mara Lake and Shuswap Lake. 2 bdrms., 2 baths, jacuzzi tub in ensuite, open design house, double garage, carport. Top roll shutters for security on all windows. Security system in house. MLS®10049794

REDUCED! $249,000

Call Charlotte Hutchinson Personal Real Estate Corporation


1-800-582-8639 CELL 250-833-6545 OFFICE 250-836-2223 at Mara Lake INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED




Auto Financing

Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans

LOOKING FOR A DEAL ON A NEW VEHICLE? Save up to 40% OFF your next new vehicle... No games or gimmicks, deal direct with local dealerships.

GMC SIERRA 1500, 2002 4X4 pick-up. Ext. cab, 5.3L V8. Clean, reliable, well maint., no accidents, full load, heated leather seats, A/C, CD, AM/FM., remote start, on star cap., rocker panels, nerf bars, box rails. $10,000. Call Steve-oh eve. (250) 804-1728

No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


Trucks & Vans

Cars - Domestic

04 Ranger 4x4 V6 auto 113,000 km’s asking $9000 250-832-2681 DL# 7557

2001 Buick Century Ltd, great cond., leather, loaded, all access. working, winter & summer tires incl. $4000. (250)832-3334 after 6pm 2010 CHRYSLER 300 AWD. 16.500 kms, 3.5 ltr. 5 spd. leather trim, heated seats, power sun roof and seats. $22,000, 250-804-6263.

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1993 Toyota Previa 4WD Van, $2000. Kubota tractor with blade $3200. Cub Cadet tractor with snowblower, mower, bagger $2000. Offers? (250)832-2484 2003 Ford F150 4.6 l 2 Wheel dr. Has Matching Canopy. Needs Tires $4000 250-8321940 2004 Ford F350 Diesel Lariat 4x4, auto, 249,000km, new GoodYear tires, brakes $7900. or will trade (250)675-3790


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Legal Notices

NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W1744 Please be advised that Raven Ranch Ltd. is proposing to remove 77.6 Ha of private land from Woodlot Licence W1744 located in the vicinity of Skimikin Lake. To ensure consideration, written comments regarding this proposal must be received by January 2, 2013 to: David Maxwell RFT Silvatech Consulting Ltd. PO BOX 1030 Salmon Arm BC V1E 4P2 250-832-7360 Information regarding this proposal can be obtained by contacting: Jim Bradshaw Raven Ranch Ltd. 250-835-4855


The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!


Shuswap Market News Friday, December 14, 2012 A37

This Holiday Season...

Shop Local, Shop

The SHUSWAP And you could receive a

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

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

So, how do I get my “Snowsly” teddy bear?

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


s u n o

YOU COULD $ 00 WIN 500 in Merchant Gift Certificates

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

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

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


Friday, December 14, 2012 Shuswap Market News









MSRP $61,404







6.2L V8 gas, Western Edition pkg., camper pkg., rear view camera, SYNC, tailgate step, power driver’s seat. $1,000 Plus

MSRP $53,194














2012 Mustang GT Convertible



California Special – 6 spd., auto., HID security pkg. MSRP $52,149 $268/Bi-weekly… Plus $1,000

























6.78 V8 diesel, Western Edition pkg., SYNC, rear view camera, tailgate step, 6-way power driver’s seat.

MSRP $50,719



2012 FORD F-250 SUPERCAB XLT 4x4

Leather heated/ cooled front seats, power driver’s & pass. seats, FX4 luxury pkg., tow pkg.

Trailer tow pkg., XLT pkg., SUNC, tailgate step, 5L, power pedals/ seat. MSRP $44,309 Plus

Prices H a Never Be ve e This Low n !!











6.7L Diesel, leather, NAV, sunroof, remote start, rear view camera, loaded. MSRP $80,149 Plus $1,000










3 to Choose From!



2L, SE Sport Pkg., SYNC, 16” alloy wheels, includes winter tires.

Remote start, reverse sense, chrome appearance pkg., moonroof, SYNC.

Reverse sense, moon ‘n’ Tune Pkg., 3L V6, rear view camera, blind spot detection.

2L 4 spd. auto., rear cargo door, block heater, SYNC, great commercial vehicle!

MSRP $24,929

MSRP $30,399

MSRP $36,874

MSRP $30,249





19,929 189








23,375 145






















*$3,000 down, 5.99% @ 96 months, taxes & fees included, on approved credit. OFFER ENDS DECEMBER 25 T H
















APPOINTMENTS/INFO HOTLINE: 1-877-603-FORD (3673) SALMON ARM - (250) 832-2101 DL#5171 REVELSTOKE - (250) 837-5284


Shuswap Market News Friday, December 14, 2012 A39








2010 GMC SIERRA 1500




6,502 km.


11,389 km.



97,805 km.



2010 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB SPORT 4WD I020 Not exactly as illustrated



22.500 km.





25,782 km.





38,012 km.

Not exactly as illustrated



47,069 km.


2010 FORD F150 XLT 4X4




19,600 km.



Not exactly as illustrated

64,310 km.






33,040 km.



52,020 km.








78,609 km.




49,086 km.






52,415 km.










63,512 km.






123,695 km.





54,380 km.






0P6125 Not exactly as illustrated

70,482 km.


90,291 km.





13,142 km.







APPOINTMENTS/INFO HOTLINE: 1-877-603-FORD (3673) SALMON ARM - (250) 832-2101 DL#5171 REVELSTOKE - (250) 837-5284



Friday, December 14, 2012 Shuswap Market News

Customers Are Really Everything...


Our Store is Locally Owned & Operated

Festive Fruit Cake

Light or Dark, while supply lasts • 400 g .......................... • 600 g ..............................................................................

Spice Buns

1/each 99 6/each 00 2 for 7 99

6 Pack ...........................................................................

Oebel Christmas-Stollen

499 699

500 g............................................................................

Apple Valley Pumpkin Pie 450 g..............................................................

Reser’s Spinach Dip



750 mL............................................................

Fresh is Best Salsas Sausage Rolls


Smoked Gruyere Cheese

Sel. Var................................

5 for

You Save $7.95 on 5

Green Giant Vegetables

Sel. Var., 341-309 mL..........

5 for

You Save $5.75 on 5

Western Family Cranberry Sauce

Sel. Var., 398 mL .................

4 for

You Save $3.76 on 4

Christies Snack Crackers

Sel. Var., 225 g ...................

2 for

You Save $3.78 on 2

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Sel. Var., 250 g....................

2 for

You Save $2.18 on 2











Betty Crocker Cake Mixes Sel. Var., 432 g......

10 for

Save $18.90 on 10

Breyer’s Family Classic Frozen Dessert Green Giant Frozen Vegetables Sel. Var., 750 g ...................

3 for

You Save $2.46 on 3

Folger’s Classic Roast Coffee

Sel. Var., 584-920 g .............................

You Save $3.01 on 1

Reg. or Diet Coke or Sprite

Sel. Var., 2 L plus dep.......

2 for

You Save $1.78 on 2

Ripple Creek Ham Halves

998ea. 198lb.

Butt or Shank Portion, 4.37/kg ...........................................................


/100 g


Save $1.01 on 1

Boneless .............................................................................................


548 98¢ 248


Sel. Var., 1.66 L....................................

Olymel 2 kg Hams





Stove Top Stuffing Mix

5-7 kg. Frozen. $2.16/kg Limit 1 with Family Purchase of $25 (excluding Lotto, Tobacco & Cost of Turkey) .........


Original ......................................................................

Everyday Savings in our Grocery Dept.

Grade A Turkey





5 lb. Box ...............................................................................

Macintosh Apples

B.C. Grown, $2.16/kg ........................................................................


Russet Potatoes


Macadamia Deluxe Salted or No Salt



98¢lb. 298ea.

Canadian Grown, 10 lb. Bag...............................................................

Bulk Food

270 65¢


You Save 90¢/kg




Chocolate Almonds


Dark or Milk Chocolate ...................................................................................

You Save 60¢/kg


You Save $1.90/kg

/100 g


Prices Effective: Dec. 16 - 22, 2012 Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7pm Friday 8:30am-8pm Saturday 8:30am-6pm Sun. & Holidays 9am-6pm Phone: 250-679-3261 Fax: 250-679-3606



We reserve the right to limit quantities - Check our weekly flyer for more specials

smart one card price


! s g n i v a Big S

/100 g

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Salmon Arm Observer, December 14, 2012  

December 14, 2012 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm Observer, December 14, 2012  

December 14, 2012 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer