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Debts still plague Sturgis

motorcycle event: City creditors frustrated, motoplex negotiates plan for recouping loss. By martha Wickett OBSeRVeR STAFF

Businesses in Salmon Arm owed money by Sturgis north remain disappointed, which contrasts with the view of the business that hosted the 2012 event. Although Motoplex Speedway and event Park – which hosted the 2012 event – initiated a civil claim for close to $400,000 on nov. 14, 2012 in B.c. Supreme court in Vernon against Sturgis north encore Productions Inc., Raymond Michael Roger Sasseville and Joan Hansen, the court action is not indicative of how financial issues are being resolved, says the motoplex manager. Bob newcombe, Just because you’re manager of the Spallumsuing somebody cheen facility, told the doesn’t mean you’re Observer Monday that motoplex officials have not happy with them. been meeting with St- That’s just business. urgis over the past three weeks, and have reached agreements. He said the court action still exists, Bob Newcombe but is not moving forMotoplex ward. “I’m not saying we Manager have withdrawn it, but we’re coming to terms. Again, I would like it (the event) to be a success… I think it would be good for everybody.” The lawyer representing the motoplex in the civil action reiterated that view. “civil claims and responses are posturing. The fact is, both sides are working together to bring about a successful festival in 2013,” said Kent Burnham. In december, Sturgis north and the neskonlith Indian Band announced they had formed a partnership and would be holding the 2013 event Aug. 22 See sturgis on page A3

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Elation at the finish

A triumphant Gullan Hansen raises her arms in victory after completing the 29th Annual Reino KeskiSalmi Loppet held Saturday morning up at Larch Hills. Hansen, 79, is the only person to have completed all 29 loppets. For more coverage, see pages A17 and A18.

Stomp eyes city fairgrounds Biker rally: Group looks to find new site, also considers Sicamous. By Lachlan Labere OBSeRVeR STAFF

The Salmon Arm Fall Fairgrounds and sites in Sicamous are options being considered by Summer Stomp organizers for the event’s home in 2013. Steve Hammer, treasurer with the non-profit Summer Stomp, confirmed the fairgrounds is one of three locations being considered for their event, billed by the organization as the “best biker charity party going.” “It is very preliminary but it is an option, and we actually

This week Dan MacQuarrie, Salmon Arm’s tobacco reduction champion, earns honours. See A8. A new art gallery show explores the concept of time. See more on page A21.

have a meeting coming up on the 24th of January… and we’ll have some more clear direction of which one we’ll be pursuing at that time,” Hammer explained. On Monday, Salmon Arm city council considered a letter from RcMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane, who says he’s been advised that the Summer Stomp “is seeking approval to use the fall fairgrounds” for 2013. Keane also notes the city is responsible for 100 per cent of costs related to “special events” outside of the

municipal policing contract. coun. Alan Harrison said the Stomp’s interest in the fairgrounds has come before the fair’s board of directors, and that the board has not committed to leasing the grounds. “I would understand they would like to hold their annual general meeting first, and their (AGM) is in February,” said Harrison. “So they haven’t made a decision if they want to lease the grounds…” Harrsion said he advised

the board that if they decided to lease the grounds to the Stomp, they “should consider collecting an amount to help pay for RcMP policing costs.” despite there being no application from the Stomp, or further details available, coun. chad eliason said he was supportive of the group using the fairgrounds. However, he said he wouldn’t support a request for a noise bylaw extension. eliason See CsrD on page A2

Index Opinion ....................... A6 View Point .................. A7 Life & Times ............... A8 Sports............... A17-A20 Arts & Events ... A21-A23 Time Out................... A24 Vol. 106, No. 4, 44 pages


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Victim slashed in robbery It’s not the kind of customer a hotel desk clerk wants to see. At approximately 4:21 p.m. on Jan. 18, Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a robbery complaint after a man who was bleeding from a knife wound entered a local hotel asking for assistance. The 22-year-old victim indicated that he had been walking on a trail near the hotel when he was approached by three men wearing balaclavas. The men asked the victim for money and, when he refused, a fight ensued. During the fight, one of the suspects produced a knife and slashed the victim. The man suffered minor injuries. Police are investigating the incident and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers or the Salmon Arm RCMP Detachment.

Drug trafficking arrests Two people have been arrested for trafficking in cocaine after a traffic stop in Blind Bay on Saturday, Jan. 19. At approximately 12:14 a.m., police attempted to stop a vehicle driving erratically on Blind Bay Road. The suspect vehicle initially tried to evade police but stopped a short distance away. Prior to stopping, officers witnessed the female passenger throwing various items from the moving car. The four occupants of the vehicle were arrested and police seized an ounce of cocaine. Charges of drug trafficking, as well as breach of court-imposed conditions are pending against the driver and female passenger of the vehicle. The other two occupants were released but the investigation is continuing.

RcMp nab wanted man Salmon Arm RCMP, in conjunction with Spirit River RCMP in Alberta, co-ordinated the arrest of a male wanted on 12 outstanding warrants from B.C. and Alberta. The man had been evading arrest by travelling between the two provinces, and was wanted for a variety of offences including criminal harassment. Regan Noel Arychuk, 39, has been remanded into custody and is to be returned to B.C. for trial.

CSRD directors irked by noise violations Continued from front said he also wouldn’t consider an application from the Stomp to the Agricultural Land Commission to use adjacent agricultural land for campgrounds, as is done for Roots and Blues. Coun. Denise Reimer agreed with both conditions. This, however, is not a concern for Hammer, who says if the Stomp goes to the fairgrounds, the organization will not be making either application to the city. Hammer also confirmed that Sicamous is another of locations under consideration. “That’s one of the options we’re exploring,” said Hammer. “Sicamous has their burnout event on that weekend, the same weekend as the Summer Stomp, so we are going to be talking to Sicamous. We have a meeting coming up with the event planner for Sicamous area.” Last year’s event, held in Silver Creek, drew the ire of Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors, who were particularly upset the organization didn’t shut down the music by midnight – a condition the Stomp agreed to with the CSRD. Without an exemption, Salmon Arm’s noise bylaw is en-


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Sturgis has debt recovery plan


Continued from front to 25 at Silvery Beach on Little Shuswap Lake near Squilax. Newcombe said positive changes are being made. “To be honest, I think Sturgis is a good thing. The changes they’re making are very positive and needed,” he said, adding that the motoplex had no problems with the event except that the pervasive police presence checking vehicles deterred some would-be participants. “Just because you’re suing somebody doesn’t mean you’re not happy with them. That’s just business,” he added. In Salmon Arm, however, no resolution is imminent. Brad Handel, owner of Techlectric, one of the businesses owed money from the 2011 motorcycle rally in Salmon Arm and area, says the approximately 15 creditors who met in November with Joan Hansen, who replaced Sasseville as president of Sturgis North, have not received any of their outstanding debts. He said he is owed about $60,000 and a total of just over $300,000 is outstanding locally. “When she met with us in November, she promised she would set up a trust account,” he said, repeating his comments regarding the meeting that were included in an Observer article at that time. “A portion of all presales would be distributed when the pre-sales were over.” However, he said Friday, a trust account has not been set up. “She promised to set up that trust account right away and she never did.” Now, he says, that plan has been abolished. Hansen wrote to the creditors, stating that if the event is successful, then money would go into a trust account. “What she promised before, we would get money no matter what,

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Sturgis North 2012: A biker enters the grounds at the Spallumcheen Motoplex Speedway and Event Park for last summer’s bike rally. This year the event organizers intend to hold their event at Silvery Beach near Chase. from the pre-sale. Now it’s only if it’s successful.” He said the group of creditors is holding out little hope of getting paid. “The feeling is, we’re never going to get paid, so the feeling is to put an end to Sturgis North. If they’re not going to stop, they need to go away. It’s not right.” Joan Hansen, meanwhile, in an email to the Observer yesterday, stated: “We have a debt recovery plan and have been delayed with the holiday and flu season as well as the complexity of the event. I have already started the process to have a trust set up in Salmon Arm for 2011 debt recovery. I told the Salmon Arm creditors in November, please be patient as these things will take time.” She said Sturgis has “some great bands waiting to be signed.” In questions to Hansen, the Observer referred to two civil claims involving Sturgis North – the one initiated by the motoplex, as well as one initiated by Michael Smith – not the Smith who helps run the Summer Stomp motorcycle event – versus Ray Sasseville and Sturgis North Promotions 2011 Inc. In an Aug. 13, 2012 judgment, the court ordered that Sasseville and Sturgis pay $70,000

plus interest and costs to Smith. Smith could not be reached for comment. The Observer asked Hansen if Sturgis would be able to overcome financial problems, and asked why people should trust they’ll get paid if they do business with Sturgis. “Good question and I would have to ask the same back to some of the creditors and local small group of troublemakers. In 2011 we had been overcharged in so many areas that our new bookkeeper was appalled. We were also told this from many suppliers in 2011 and then again in 2012, especially since as we (were) able to trim our budget by 75 per cent this past year…,” she wrote, saying a lot of the debt was not properly approved. She concluded: “Basically we were indebted in some cases as much as five times the original agreements, all of which I have email proof should anyone care for that info. In good faith and hoping for support from our creditors, SN (Sturgis North) has agreed to pay most of the unauthorized debt over time.” Although Hansen said previously that Ray Sasseville is no longer involved with the event, he is listed in the BC Corporate Registry as

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Hansen stated in her email that “Ray Sasseville still owns the company but is no longer involved in management.”

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ment but we couldn’t find any evidence of what could have actually started the fire,� he says. Mount says the fire’s intense heat melted the floor, causing large support beams to collapse into the basement, taking the roof with them. “There was a lot of heavy storage on the upper level and evidence of a heavy snow load on the roof,� he says, noting the walls had buckled outwards. Not knowing what caused the fire adds to the couple’s pain, says Heather. “It’s been very hard looking over there and it makes it hard too, not knowing,� she says. “It’s always going to be a puzzle.� The conundrum of what becomes of their winery and business is something the Kenne-

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Judge denies bail for man accused in Tyler Myers murder By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

The man charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 death of Tyler Myers will not be allowed out on bail pending his trial.

The man, now 20, was under the age of 18 at the time the offence was committed; therefore he cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

His next court appearance in Salmon Arm is set for Feb. 19. A 21-year-old woman was also charged with firstdegree murder in the case. She was also under age at

the time of the offence and, as such, her name cannot be published. She has not yet had a bail hearing and her next court date is set for Feb. 5. Myers, who was 22 at the

time of his death, was found in the wooded grounds of Bastion Elementary on Nov. 21, 2008 where he died of a gunshot wound. In addition to the two individuals charged with mur-

der, RCMP investigators arrested a 21-year-old man from Salmon Arm on Nov. 22, 2012. He is facing charges of obstruction of justice. His name has also not been released.

City News and Public Notices


Traffic Regulations • A parked vehicle, may be removed, that is interfering with snow removal from a highway. • No person shall place or pile snow on any street which will obstruct or impede traffic. Snow Removal Bylaw - Local businesses and residents of the Downtown Area are reminded of regulations contained in Snow Removal Bylaw No. 2030, as amended, directed towards snow and ice removal from public sidewalks and streets.


Annual utility bills for water and sewer have been mailed. To qualify for the 10% discount, payment must be received at City Hall on or before 4:00 pm February 15, 2013. Post marks are not accepted as proof of payment. Please note other dates to keep in mind as shown. Dog Licences – discount date

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Annual Utility – discount date

February 15, 2013

Annual Utility – to avoid penalty

July 2, 2013

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Property Taxes – to avoid penalty July 2, 2013 You can pay your property taxes and utility bills by internet and telephone banking services. You no longer need to stand in a line-up or carry cash. We readily accept post-dated cheques, and have a drop box to the left of the front doors of City Hall.


SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL POLICIES Traffic Regulations A parked vehicle, may be removed, that is interfering with snow removal from a highway. No person shall place or pile snow on any street which will obstruct or impede traffic.

Metered Utility – to avoid penalty 15th of the month following billing Property Tax Notices Mailed

All owners /occupiers of real property within the designated area defined by Snow Removal Bylaw No. 2030, as amended, shall remove all snow, ice and rubbish from the sidewalks, curbs, footpaths and boulevards bordering on property owned/occupied by them, by 10:00 a.m. each day Monday through Saturday.

Snow Removal Bylaw - Local businesses and residents of the Downtown Area are reminded of regulations contained in Snow Removal Bylaw No. 2030, as amended, directed towards snow and ice removal from public sidewalks and streets. All owners /occupiers of real property within the designated area defined by Snow Removal Bylaw No. 2030, as amended, shall remove all snow, ice and rubbish from the sidewalks, curbs, footpaths and boulevards bordering on property owned/occupied by them, by 10:00 a.m. each day Monday through Saturday.


NOTICE OFCouncil PUBLIC Remember to advise City Hall of your new mailing address. Notice is hereby given that the of theHEARING City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in Each year, many undeliverable utility and property tax notices the Council Chamber of the City Hall, 500 2 Avenue NE,a Salmon Arm, BC, in onthe Monday, January Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold Public Hearing Council Chamber of are returned to the City, often resulting in latethe payment 28, NE, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.BC, on Monday, January 28, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue Salmon Arm, charges. 1. Addition of new “Section 53 - CD-15 1.

Addition of new “Section 53 - CD-15Development - Comprehensive Comprehensive Zone - 15”; Development Zone - 15”;



2. Proposed Rezoning of Lot 1, Plan 35406, Section 16, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, The City of Salmon Arm uses sophisticated technology, 2. Proposed Rezoning ofKDYD Lot 1, Plan 16,to CD-15 from A-235406, (RuralSection Holding) environmental awareness and round-the-clock service in its drive Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD from A-2 (Comprehensive Development Zone - 15); to keep Salmon Arm’s roads safe during the winter months. (Rural Holding) to CD-15 (Comprehensive Development

Civic Address: 250 – 40 Street SW (TCH) The City’s winter fleet of equipment including contractors, Zone - is 15); responsible for maintaining approximately 500 driving lane Location: southeast corner of intersection of kilometers of road network. Plowing and ice controlCivic takes Address: place 250 – 40 (TCH) TCHStreet and 1SW Avenue SW on a priority basis with major routes being cleared first. Priority Location: southeast corner of intersection of Present Use: Poultry Farm and Single Family Routes are based on volume of traffic and road classifications. TCH and 1 Avenue SW Dwelling Present Use: Poultry Farm and Single Family Dwelling • Priority #1 Arterial and Collector roads Use: Family Poultry Dwelling Farm, Single Family Proposed Use: PoultryProposed Farm, Single • Priority #2 Central Business District Dwelling Farm Help Dwelling (Mobile and Farm Helpand Dwelling (Mobile Home) Home) Poultry Inc. (Amyn Alibhai) Owner / Applicant: Zaitamyn • Priority #3 Local Streets and Subdivisions (during regular Reference: ZON.977/Bylaw 3945 working shifts) Owner /No. Applicant: Zaitamyn Poultry Inc. (Amyn Alibhai) City Staff monitor weather conditions and road surface temperatures to assist in determining the most efficient and Reference: ZON.977/Bylaw No. 3945 The file for the proposed bylaw is available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through effective deployment of staff, equipment and materials.  The City Friday, excluding holidaysThe from January 14 to January 28, 2013, both the office the Corporate Officer file for the proposed bylaw is available forinclusive, inspectioninbetween theofhours of 8:30 a.m. and at the aims to minimize impacts to the environment by using ‘greener’ City of Salmon Arm, 500 4:00 - 2 Avenue NE. THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR INTEREST AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays from January 14 to January 28, 2013, pre-treatment products that significantly reduceBYLAW the use of ARE URGED TO REVIEW FILE IN Officer THE DEVELOPMENT both inclusive,THE in the officeAVAILABLE of the Corporate at the City of SalmonSERVICES Arm, 500 - 2DEPARTMENT Avenue traditional products like sand and salt’ (OR TELEPHONE 803-4000) OBTAIN THE FACTS OF THEAFFECTED PROPOSAL PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC NE. TO THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR INTEREST BY THE PROPOSED BYLAW ARE HEARING. URGED TO The Ice and Snow Control Program is not a substitute for cautious REVIEW THE FILE AVAILABLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT (OR TELEPHONE Bannister, Corporate Officer and defensive driving practices when operatingCarl a vehicle in winter 803-4000) TO OBTAIN THE FACTS OF THE PROPOSAL PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING. conditions. Carl Bannister, Corporate Officer For more information call 250-803-4000


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For what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

Unplugged at the loppet

The Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet may have started two days before Unplug and Play Week began, but the ski event really epitomizes why getting away from our electronics can be such a good thing. The loppet is Salmon Arm’s premier cross-country ski event, drawing more than 450 entries to the Larch Hills Ski Area. It is a top-notch event, which appeals to top racers of the calibre of Brian McKeever, a gold-medal wining Paralympic athlete. It really is a testament to the organizing committee and the 200-plus volunteers, that the event runs so smoothly and is made so enjoyable for so many. They deserve bouquets for a job well done. While there is a competitive element, the Reino Keski Salmi Loppet is not just a ski race. It is open to skiers of all skill levels, who can enter non-competitive recreational classes in varying distances. This results in a truly-family friendly event. It was delightful to see families with three generations participating, especially the ever adorable Gullan Hansen and her children and grandchildren. At 79, Gullan is the only person to have skied in all 29 loppets, and she always does so with a brilliant smile and an enthusiastic word for every skier out there. The loppet has many classes for children and youth to race and participate and participation is encouraged even further by the fact that Larch Hills skiers in the children’s Jackrabbit program get free entry into the event. As well, parents are welcome to support their children by skiing right alongside them and encouraging them along the way. This year, the loppet organizing committee made the event even more appealing to the youngest skiers, adding a one-kilometre distance for children four and under. I had the privilege of entering my four-year-old twins in this inaugural class and skied along with one of them. My older daughter skied the two-kilometre event and it was with great joy that I was able to see all three of them come across the finish line. As a parent, it was so satisfying to see the excitement in their eyes as they approached the finish, heard announcer Steve King call out their names and saw the spectacle of flags and cheering crowds. Being part of the whole scene makes them really feel a sense of wonder and accomplishment — and is instilling in them a love for healthy, outdoor pursuits. It is also reinforces in my mind the value of getting out and playing with our kids, instead of getting behind our television and computer screens or exercising only our fingers on our iPhones. My children will have good memories of the loppet likely for the rest of their lives — would they have the same from playing a video game? I think not. There are still more Unplug and Play events taking place this week. Check out the schedule on page A14 for some ideas.

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It takes a community to fight drugs Many of us think Salmon Arm’s a quaint little tourist/retirement town, but the reality is actually quite different. Const. Yvonne Dibblee of the Salmon Arm RCMP was under a similar impression, saying she thought Salmon Arm was a senior Sleepy Hollow town until she started working here. Then she became aware of the quantity and variety of drugs that are transported through Salmon Arm and how the community is often not aware of what is seized. Marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth and heroin, in that order, are the most common drugs in the city, as explained at a community drug forum Monday. As the temptation to experiment with drugs is prevalent among young people, an important message from police is for parents to pay close atten-

tion to what their teenaged kids are doing and watch for changes in habits or behaviour. But drugs go beyond a teenage problem. The entire community has a vested interest in preventing drug problems and assisting police in identifying drug issues. Most of the drugs discussed at the forum are readily available and while Salmon Arm’s drug problems do not rival that in cities like Vancouver or Victoria, they are significant and play a major role in the level of local crime. Robberies, break and enters, thefts from vehicles are often related to the drug scene. The RCMP invite citizens to be proactive by contacting them if they see or suspect drug activity. Take them up on it.

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View Point

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The Observer asked: Will you go back to watching the NHL?

Byron Gilbert “Yes. I’ve missed it.”

Carolyn Stubbins “I never watched it (NHL on TV) in the first place.”

John Thompson “Absolutely. It’s still the best hockey in the world.”

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Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – The news was trumpeted with alarm here on Vancouver Island, which along with the Gulf Islands is the heartland of tinfoilhat opposition to smart meters. Of the 140,000 power customers who didn’t have a wireless meter by the end of the year, many have simply refused. Now BC Hydro has sent letters informing them “we can no longer delay the installation of a new meter at your home.” “StopSmartMetersBC” sent out a panicky e-mail advising its resistance movement to brace against “storm trooper tactics” from BC Hydro staff, and urging phone and fax attacks on their local MLA office. “Anger and outrage should be expressed, in a quiet way, so that we don’t sound hysterical, but people are being threatened, police called, etc.,” the anonymous e-mail helpfully suggests. BC Hydro has also confirmed what I told you a few months ago. Those bogus locks, chicken wire cages and important-looking signs, which were sold like modern-day snake oil, have no legal effect to prevent the utility from working on its own equipment. These obstacles to inspection have been and continue to be removed, along with dangerous grow-op bypasses and fiddled mechanical meters. The technical arguments against wireless meters have been demolished. False news reports and website claims still circulate, but no fires have been attributed to the installation of 1.7 million wireless meters in B.C. About 1,200 faulty meter bases have also been replaced at BC Hydro’s expense, and as crude power-theft bypasses have been removed, the incidence of electrical fires, already rare, has dropped substantially. Another popular myth is increased electricity bills. Yes, if your bypass is removed, your bill will go up. Like gas pumps, power meters are required by federal law to be accurate. Which brings us back to Team Tinfoil,

which has been sold a cascading series of fantastic tales about the effect of wireless signals that are already ever-present in all modern communities. A Toronto-based expert group called Bad Science Watch has tackled claims of “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” head-on. I highly recommend their 10-page report and qualifications at In plain language, with references to the best available scientific studies, it describes the double-blind tests that prove people who claim this sensitivity are not actually able to detect when they are or are not being exposed to wireless signals. No X-Men candidates have come forward. It also exposes key “activists” in Canada. The most prominent is Dr. Magda Havas, an associate professor at Trent University who has “developed a career denouncing the safety of low-frequency electromagnetic radiation.” She gives speeches, promotes her book and has worked with one David Stetzer to promote an “EMF filter” to sell to those who insist they feel what science shows they don’t. Havas has appeared on TV “news” shows with “activist-entrepreneur” Kevin Byrne. His website appears to be a hub of cell tower and smart meter scare reports, but it’s interspersed with product pitches for EMF Solutions Canada, of which Byrne is coincidentally president. Then there’s “entrepreneur-activist” Rob Metzinger, president of something called Safe Living Technologies Inc. He doesn’t run a lurid scare website, but he’s appeared on CBC and CTV as some sort of authority. (The main hazard emanating from TVs these days is bad information.) As the election approaches, a fight is gearing up between the NDP and the B.C. Green Party for the ignorant, superstitious and angry vote. The Greens in particular have damaged their credibility in a desperate bid to quiet their own tinfoil-chapeau wing. There are bozo eruptions ahead. I’ll have more on that in a future column. -Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com

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Gas prices incomprehensible Once again, it is evident that gas stations in Salmon Arm continue to overcharge motorists. Until fairly recently oil per barrel was down to as low as $86 US and there were no shortages of oil along the West Coast. During the last several months, there have been only several minor reductions in the price at the pump for regular unleaded fuel in Salmon Arm, compared to more frequent and larger reductions in the price at pumps in Enderby, Armstrong and Vernon, all of which are located farther away from tank farms.  The oil companies cannot continue to justify with a response such as “competitive market pric-

es prevail locally.” On Jan. 21, for unleaded per litre, Salmon Arm was at 1.17. Kamloops averaged $1.019, Duncan and Courtenay were $1.099, Enderby, Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna, Kamloops, Merritt and Abbottsford were $1.109 to $1.119, Chilliwack and Victoria (has a 3.5 cent/litre transit tax) were 1.139, Nanaimo and Tofino were $1.169, and Vancouver (with a 15 cent/L transit tax) was $1.269.  While I support buying items in stores locally, I urge motorists in Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Sorrento to fuel up in more competitive cities elsewhere whenever possible to send a message to the oil companies that local

prices are unrealistically too high. It appears to me that oil companies are not very ethical as they seldom give us a break at the pump when the price per barrel drops. It appears by living on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Kamloops, we are charged much more than is necessary. Let the oil companies know about how you don’t like being overcharged, by phone numbers or email.  Supporting high priced local gas stations only encourages prices to remain high, so please do your part to change that – for everyone’s benefit.     Ian Clay

BC Liberals dance with the devil British Columbians beware. Deep-pocketed high-energy Albertans are raising money for Premier Clark’s re-election. No wonder Christy Clark is forever stumbling about and not going in any clear direction. She talks about environmental concerns out of the left side of her mouth and whispers to her oil-sands-funded campaign supporters out of the right side. Christy Clark is a puppet with so many

strings attached she keeps tripping over her promises to British Columbians. Premier Clark supporters know they must distract voters from her government’s record of arrogance, incompetence and dishonesty. BC Liberal spin doctors believe a well-orchestrated campaign of flashy manipulative advertising will do the trick. Obviously some wealthy Albertans agree. The BC Liberals are

willing to dance with the devil to obtain campaign funds. They are well aware the devil has relocated to China and needs Albertan bitumen to keep his global-warming fires burning. Those who are tempted to vote for Clark’s devil-may-care-about-thetruth Liberals might get their soles scorched on the way to the polling stations in the spring. Lloyd Atkins

Position on Enbridge becoming clear The BC Conservatives might as well quit saying they’re the only party that supports the Enbridge pipeline and

Christy Clark might as well quit waffling on the BC Liberal position with respect to the same. The recent Liberal

fundraiser in downtown Calgary says it all.   Howard Brown

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Bond, Goodwin and Tucker offered to develop the Adams River Falls for hydro power in exchange for a reasonable guarantee from the consumers, including Kamloops and Salmon Arm. The new mayor of Kamloops did not favour the idea. He wanted instead to borrow money from the government and develop the project as a public utility.


An editorial discusses the newly formed federal party – The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. Should the new party click with the electorate, then it is practically certain that the old-line parties will suffer, and the Liberals may fall between two stools. The cloud on the political horizon of the two parties suggests the possibility that the Woodsworth party may hold the balance of power in the next Parliament.


Some local food stores began selling war savings stamps this week. On Saturdays Miss Canada Girls helped boost the sales. The girls were Mary Sansum, Joy Romanowski, Frances Leminiski, Yvonne Laitinen, Helen Daggett and Adri Collier.


Taking advantage of a very mild winter in the Shuswap area, W.B. White, Broadview, plowed a large alfalfa field. Mrs. Earnest Byers picked snowdrops in her garden and violets bloomed at city hall. At a meeting of the Canadian Legion, machinery for arranging a fitting celebration to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was put in motion.


A meeting was held to form a Salmon Arm and District swim club. Such an organization would make it possible for local competitors to enter sanctioned meets. With coach Chet Millar, B.C. High School curling champions, Peter Munro, Alan Nunn, Howie Spence and Dave Lawes, travelled to Guelph, Ontario, to make their third attempt for a Canadian school championship.



an MacQuarrie, a retired Salmon Arm city councillor and outspoken advocate on tobacco use issues, is one of 10 BC individuals and organizations being recognized as a 2013 Champion for Tobacco-Free Living Award Winner by the BC Lung Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (BC & Yukon). The awards, launched for the first time this year, recognize efforts to reduce the harmful effects of tobacco and will be presented during National Non-Smoking Week, Jan. 20 to 26. MacQuarrie’s many credits include helping to implement Salmon Arm’s first bylaw on smoking restrictions in 1989 and establishing Salmon Arm’s Coalition for Health, which is a multi-disciplinary committee of community members and health professionals dedicated to reducing harm from second-hand smoke. Winners of the Champion for TobaccoFree Living Awards are chosen by the BC Lung Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (BC & Yukon) for their long-term contribution to clearing the air of second-hand smoke, helping people quit smoking and encouraging British Columbians to stay tobacco-free. Nominees are selected by B.C. community members, public health staff and health-care professionals. Scott McDonald, CEO of the BC Lung Association, cites MacQuarrie’s 35-year fight to raise awareness of the harms of tobacco smoke and his unyielding resolve to make his local community a safer, healthier, smoke-free place to live and work as reasons for the award. “Recent headlines have many thinking the most pressing public health concern is obesity, lack of physical activity or perhaps illegal drug use. All are important. However, the leading cause of preventable death in British Columbia is tobacco-related illness,” he said. “It is with the help of champions like Dan MacQuarrie that we continue to make progress on this important health issue.” “Dan is truly deserving of this award,” adds Diego Marchese, CEO, Heart


Dan MacQuarrie admires the 2013 Champion for Tobacco-Free Living Award he received from the BC Lung Association and the BC and Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation. MacQuarrie is one of only 10 individuals and/or organizations to be recognized in the province. and Stroke Foundation (BC & Yukon). “Throughout the years, he has weathered harsh criticism and setbacks, but never given up. He is a true inspiration.” In the late 1940s, MacQuarrie had a job trucking oilfield equipment from Edmonton, Alberta to Unity, Saskatchewan. “In those days, to be a man in the oilfield was to smoke. And I inhaled three packs a day,” he says. MacQuarrie recalls the moment he finally quit. “It was early, about 6 a.m., and I was nearing Oyen, Alberta. I knew a place that served breakfast at 7 a.m. On my way I lit up a cigarette and started coughing – and just couldn’t stop. “Finally, I asked myself, ‘who’s the boss here, me or the cigarette?’ At that very moment I picked up my last pack of cigarettes and fired them out the window. I never smoked again.” Years later, in 1975, during MacQuarrie’s first of three terms as alderman for the District of Salmon Arm, he suggested there be no smoking in public buildings. At the time, one was allowed to smoke

everywhere – in meetings, at restaurants, bars, and even in airplanes. People thought he was crazy. But that didn’t discourage him. MacQuarrie got involved with other anti-tobacco advocacy groups across Canada and lobbied whenever and wherever. “I remember a story of a lady who worked in an Edmonton fast food restaurant and had died of lung disease. She had never smoked, but everyone around her did,” says MacQuarrie. “After hearing that I did more research, and discovered things like how debilitating second-hand smoke can be to pregnant women and children. I just had to do something.” Today MacQuarrie remains as committed as ever. His current focus is the promotion of a smoke-free parks and beaches bylaw. “Most important to me is the impact on children,” MacQuarrie says. “We must stop exposing children to second-hand smoke, wherever they are, including parks and beaches.”

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Omnibus bills spark frustration By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

The Harper government’s two recent omnibus bills don’t sit well with local First Nations bands. At a meeting last week involving Sexqeltkemc Enterprises Inc., a partnership between the Adams Lake, Neskonlith and Splatsin bands, the chiefs took a moment to comment to the Observer on the Idle No More movement. Chief Nelson Leon of the Adams Lake Band said he’s spoken several times at regional Idle No More gatherings. “I feel it (Idle No More) is a clear indication of frustration in the treatment and consideration of aboriginal interests in this country, specifically Bill 38 and 45, and their implications to our interests in the land, both traditional and cultural, as well as the ongoing need to reconcile our aboriginal rights and title.” Chief Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith Band noted that Secwepemc elder Evelyn Camille recently met with Secwépemc chiefs, Senator Nancy Greene Raine, and Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod to discuss the two bills. Wilson said First Nations people are frustrated with the existing B.C. treaty process and comprehensive land claims, and would like fundamental change on a nation-to-nation basis. “Our people are tired of being impoverished where we have constitutionally held rights that are being legislated away through such bills as C-38 and C-45.” She said the statement of Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan that the legislation will not be changed is disturbing, and is evidence of the unilateral process of the federal government. Chief Wayne Christian of the Splatsin Band says he sees Idle No More as a wake-up call to Canadians. “The disturbing part is Harper’s unilateral action specifically on

the Navigable Waters (Protection Act) removing the word ‘water’ from the act, removing two million lakes and rivers from protection. That’s one thing we as individual people and Canadians have in common is that we all need water.” He said he sees Idle No More as an opportunity for all Canadians. “It’s an opportunity to become educated and also to walk along beside us. It’s not just about aboriginal rights and title, and treaty rights, it’s about our human rights to live off our lands. That is recognized internationally in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and other international covenants.” Christian said the Idle

No More World Day of Action planned for Jan. 28 is a signal to the world. He notes that Canada has been an upholder of human rights at the UN for decades, but now the prime minister is attentive to China, which violates human rights. “It’s not a surprise he’s doing the same thing to us.” The Idle No More website notes that the day of action is intended to peacefully protest attacks on democracy, indigenous sovereignty, human rights and environmental protections when Canadian MPs return to the House of Commons. Contacted by telephone, Chief Felix Arnouse of the Little Shuswap Band said he sees Idle No More mov-

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Ready for change: Splatsin chief Wayne Christian, Neskonlith chief Judy Wilson and Adams Lake chief Nelson Leon take time out from a meeting at Pierre’s Point. ing away from its original intent. “I don’t think they’re focused; they’ve completely gone away from the purpose of the thing that was C-45, water, environment, they’re not even talking about that…” He also said he doesn’t like the fasting

that’s been involved. “I think that’s ridiculous. Fasting in our culture is a spiritual thing, not a political thing.” Staff at OkanaganShuswap MP Colin Mayes’ constituency office said he is out of the country for two weeks and cannot be reached for comment.

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Chamber sees signs of improving economy By Lachlan Labere observer sTAFF

With signs the economy is turning for the better, salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce president Jim Kimmerly is optimistic about the year ahead. Kimmerly says he and the chamber board believe the economy is already beginning to see improvement. He points to the local forestry sector in particular, where increased demand is having a positive impact. “Darrell embley, vice president of Canoe Forest Products believes, as many in the industry do, that a sector super cycle is developing. This happens when lumber demand is high, supply is tight and prices are rising,” says Kimmerly in a news release. Kimmerly also points to UsNr, which is looking to hire more skilled workers to help meet the needs for upcoming projects. At a recent celebration at UsNr, vice president Dale brown said things have picked up

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Deadline dropped, but board still wary of cuts By Tracy Hughes observer sTAFF

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have backed off slightly, saying the letter was asking, rather than ordering these budgeted changes. It has also removed the mid-January deadline. Last week, the school district received an email from the b.C. school Trustees Association saying Mcrae apologized about the matter, but it is unclear whether he was sorry about the deadline, how the matter was handled or whether the school districts would still have to make these cuts. “I actually laughed,” said Johnson. “Does this mean that all the correspondence from the ministry should be

taken as requests and we don’t actually have to do what they are telling us?” Johnson is convinced the school district will still be put on the hook to find cash to cover wage increases without any additional government funding. “They’ve removed the Jan. 15 deadline, but from what I have read, they have not backed off on finding this money… Mcrae has not said anywhere that we no longer have to do that.” Johnson says the public needs to be aware of what is going on with education funding. “We agree that people need raises, but we can’t keep taking it out of the budget we already have without seriously impacting services to students. Kids should be our top priority.” Johnson said the board will be waiting for further clarification from the education ministry about the issue.

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> SOUTH SHUSWAP LIBRARY BRANCH 10:30AM Join us for stories and rhymes for little ones and their families.

Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive

> SALMON ARM GM and PICCADILLY MALL Help “Jam the GM” full of gently used children’s books. All books distributed to family organizations in the North Okanagan-Shuswap.

Random Acts of Reading

> PLAYFORT PUBLISHING Listen for local celebrities reading books around the community. Free book giveaways.

Bring a Book to Work Week

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to promote reading and book discussions during regularly scheduled employee break times. Organize a used book exchange or start a book club.

Monday, January 21 Family Literacy Week Opening Ceremony - SALMON ARM

> ARMSTRONG ELEMENTARY 8:30AM - 11:00AM Children from the ages of 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to attend. Activities include: storytelling, snacks, face painting, information about children’s services and programs, games, play area, book giveaways and much more!

Preschool Storytime - ARMSTRONG

Family Skate - SALMON ARM

> SHAW CENTRE 2:30 - 4PM Come out for a free skate at the rink! Skate rentals available at Chevy’s for a small fee. > ENDERBY ARENA 11AM - 12 NOON Families are invited out for a free skate!

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> CARLIN SCHOOL 6:30 - 8PM The Carlin PAC invites families from all schools to join in the fun of an old fashioned country sliding party. Bring your own toboggans and sleds. Hot chocolate and a warming bonfire will be provided.

Salmon Arm Early Years Pirate Party - SALMON ARM

Soup & Stories Program - SALMON ARM

> SHUSWAP FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE 3:00 - 4:00PM Parents with their children ages 0 to 12 are invited to learn new storytelling techniques. Join local storyteller James Murray for some stories, yummy soup and a free book!

Family Curling Night - SALMON ARM

> SALMON ARM CURLING CLUB 6:00 - 7:30PM Families are invited to come out and try the fun sport of curling. All equipment will be provided.

Crazy Hat Family Skate - SICAMOUS

Preschool Storytime - SALMON ARM

> SALMON ARM LIBRARY BRANCH 10:30AM Join us for stories, rhymes and singing for little ones .

Books with the ‘Backs - SALMON ARM

> SHAW CENTRE 4:30 - 5:30PM Come out and buddy read with a player from the SilverBacks. Bring your own book to read or choose a book at the arena. Participants will receive a free ticket to a SilverBacks game compliments of Hucul Printing - while quantities last!

Friday, January 25

Family Scavenger Hunt - SALMON ARM

> SALMON ARM LIBRARY BRANCH 2:00PM Come to the library for a fun-filled scavenger hunt!

Preschool Storytime - ENDERBY

> ENDERBY LIBRARY BRANCH 11AM Stories, songs, puppets and fun! For ages 3 and up!

Preschool Storytime - SICAMOUS

> SICAMOUS LIBRARY BRANCH 11:00AM Stories, songs, puppets and fun! For ages 3 and up!

Photo Treasure Hunt Kick-Off - SICAMOUS

> SICAMOUS RECREATION CENTRE 10:00AM - 1:00PM Challenge the members of your family to participate in the photo treasure hunt. Prizes! Call Pam 250-515-1692.

Unplug & Play the Canadian Way - SICAMOUS

> SICAMOUS EAGLES GAME, SICAMOUS RECREATION CENTRE 7:00PM Make it a family outing and come cheer on the Sicamous Eagles. Free admission for local minor sports participants featured on ice for their sport.

Sunday, January 27

Pirate Loppet: Grade 3 - 7 Students - LARCH HILLS

> LARCH HILLS SKI AREA 11AM Well shiver me timbers! Dress up in your favourite pirate costume and participate in the annual Pirate Loppet cross country ski event. Students may register at their school or at Skookum Cycle & Ski. There is a minimal charge for this event.

D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read)

Family Games Night - SALMON ARM

Unplug & Play Family Pool Party - SALMON ARM

‘Play Again’ Film Documentary -

Snowmobile Winterfest - SICAMOUS

> SALMON ARM LIBRARY BRANCH 4:00 - 8:00PM Join in some family fun by trying different board games. All games will be provided.


> ALL COMMUNITIES Celebrate National Family Literacy Day today by making time for everyone in the family to D.E.A.R. Happy reading!

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Wednesday, January 23

Family Art Saturday - “Build a Book” Project - SALMON ARM > SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY 11:00AM - 4:00PM Come out and create your very own book. All ages.

> SICAMOUS RECREATION CENTRE 2:00 - 4:00PM Come out for a free skate at the rink! Skates of various sizes are available to borrow at no charge.

Family Skate - ENDERBY

> SALMON ARM LIBRARY BRANCH 11:00AM Join us for a fun puppet play for little ones and their families.

> SASCU RECREATION CENTRE 1:00PM - 4:00PM Leave the mitts and toques at home and bring your swimsuits. Enjoy music, games, activities and more!

> CARLIN ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL 7PM This film inspires families to take action to reconnect children to the natural world. Film is appropriate for children ages 10 and up. Child-minding by donation will be available for younger children.

> NORTHWAY’S FIELD 10:00AM - 2:00PM Come out for some family fun! Lions’ concession, bonfire and snow games.

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Tuesday, January 22

> SICAMOUS EAGLES GAME - SICAMOUS RECREATION CENTRE 7:00PM Bring a bag of gently uses children’s books to the Eagles game and help “Jam the GM” full of books! Free admission for children under 12 who donate a book!

Puppet Play - SALMON ARM

> ARMSTRONG CURLING CLUB 3:00 - 6:00PM Families are invited to come out and try the fun sport of curling. All equipment will be provided.

> DOWNTOWN ACTIVITY CENTRE 9:30 - 11:30AM Ahoy there me hearties! Children aged 0 to 5 and their parents/ caregivers are invited to attend a Pirate Party (costumes welcome). Activities include: performances by children’s entertainer Roxy, snacks, information about children’s services and programs, pirate games, play area, book giveaways and much more.

> ENDERBY CURLING RINK 3:30 - 5:00PM Families are invited to come out and try the fun sport of curling. All equipment will be provided.

Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive - SICAMOUS

Family Curling Afternoon - ARMSTRONG

“Retro” Family Game Night - SALMON ARM

Come Try Curling! - ENDERBY

> CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL 10:00AM - 12NOON Children aged 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to attend the Fun Day. Activities include the limbo, parachute, yoga, balance beam and obstacle course. Fresh fruit will be provided.

Saturday, January 26

Thursday, January 24

> DOWNTOWN ACTIVITY CENTRE 6 - 8PM This is an evening for families to come out and play retro board games together. Hot chocolate, snacks and door prizes will be provided.

Parents & Tots Fun Day - SICAMOUS

> ARMSTRONG LIBRARY BRANCH 10:30AM Join us for stories and rhymes for little ones and their families.

> SALMON ARM LIBRARY BRANCH 1:30PM Minister George Abbott will officially open Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week and present the COFLA Literacy Award to LASS. Free refreshments and book giveaways.

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In about a month from now, bus riders from Salmon Arm will no longer be taking a 7:30 a.m. bus to Vancouver. Last week, the Passenger Transportation Board approved Greyhound’s proposal to reduce its scheduled routes. Salmon Arm will be losing two scheduled routes, explains Grant Osden, regional manager of passenger services for B.C. What’s being removed, he says, is the evening arrival from Kelowna that gets in at 9:05 p.m. The other one being dropped is the 7:30 a.m. bus that heads west via Kamloops to Vancouver. “Two schedules – one westbound to Vancouver, one eastbound into Salmon Arm.” Osden said the reduction will leave five daily schedules that end up in Vancouver and go through either Kelowna or Kamloops. “It will be the same number coming back, as the schedule has to be even,” he added. The reductions will mean no change to service in Sicamous, he said, while communities west of Salmon Arm such as Chase and Sorrento will see one reduction – the loss of the 7:30 a.m. bus from Salmon Arm that heads to Vancouver. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District wrote a letter opposing reductions when they were proposed. Implementation of the change will take place about a month from now, Osden explained, noting that Greyhound must go through a notification period for passengers.

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A young man lies twitching and trembling for hours on the cold floor of a bathroom. Another picks and digs so deeply at a hangnail that he must go to hospital for stitches. These symptoms – sores and seizures – were just a couple of the ugly effects of taking crystal meth, or methamphetamine, pointed out at a forum on drugs presented by salmon Arm rCMP Tuesday night at the Jackson campus of salmon Arm secondary. Cpl. Luis sardinha and Const. Dan st. Amand, salmon Arm’s two-person drug and serious crimes unit, told the crowd of about 75, mostly adults, what they’re seeing in terms of drugs and gangs. Their prevailing message was for people to give them a call if they see or suspect drug activity. A parent asked what she should do if she suspects her child is doing drugs, but doesn’t want to get them in trouble. sardinha said his first priority is to get people clean and off the streets. “I could care less about a drug charge.” Following a video on crystal meth, sardinha

said its use is prevalent in salmon Arm, behind marijuana and cocaine, and followed by heroin. In contrast, marijuana is sometimes thought of by smokers as the safe drug. sardinha and st. Amand disagree. “It deteriorates your brain,” says sardinha, noting he’s seen its effects firsthand on a family member. “I can’t stress it enough; this stuff isn’t good for you.” Another popular drug for young people is ecstacy, which comes in colourful, stamped little pills, and is used sometimes at raves. because it can cause spasms of the jaw muscles, users sometimes have suckers in their mouths so they don’t grind their teeth. “I’ve been to several deaths in Alberta,” said sardinha, noting that people take ecstacy but don’t know what’s in it. The prevalence of texting for selling and buying drugs has helped police to track down both sellers and buyers. Police have received 40 texts requesting drugs after seizing a phone. st. Amand said the amount of heroin and meth in salmon Arm has probably doubled in the past couple of years. Police track the activities of gang members seen in salmon Arm, including Hells Angels;



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Loppet lovers: (Top) Skiers head off at the 29th Annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet Saturday. (Bottom from left) Kiera Cadden gets a little help staying on her skis; Olympian Brian McKeever catches his breath after winning the loppet; and Larch Hills’ Brian May makes his way along the course.

Larch Hills loppet fun for all ages The 29th annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet was a great success – for the skiers and for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Some 250 volunteers organized the event for the 464 Nordic skiers who

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speeding to the front Three skaters from the Salmon Arm Ice Breakers Speed Skating Club participated in a meet in Vernon this past weekend. Jack Verdurmen raced against skaters from Vernon and Kelowna to take three second-place finishes and one first. Brian Okecho and Aila Norlin made their debuts on the race circuit, placing second and third respectively in all four races. Distances raced were 100 metres, 200-m and 400-m.

Nordic society meet The Larch Hills Nordic Society meets Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in Room 1 at the Salmon Arm Community Centre. All current and prospective members welcome.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Netminder rises to the challenge For a player with just one BCHL start under his belt prior to last weekend, goalie Angus Redmond showed his SilverBacks teammates he can be relied upon as he delivered two important wins over the Trail Smoke Eaters. The Langley native was named first star Friday night at Shaw Centre after he made 31 saves to earn his first BCHL win, a 3-1 triumph over the Smokies. He followed that with 31 more saves in a 4-3 overtime victory the next night in Trail. “He’s a kid that was playing on one of the lowest-ranked teams in (the Pacific Junior Hockey League), facing 40 to 50 shots a night and he was identified by one of our scouts (Lou Gravel),” said SilverBacks head coach Scott Robinson. “He’s a big kid with good legs and hands; he’s a very promising young goaltender.” Going into the weekend, the ’Backs were

Winning bridge Jan. 14: 1. Isa Ellis, 2. Bruce Motherwell, 3. Al Christie, 4. Gail Barker. Jan. 15: 1. Peggy Fetterly & Jim McLean, 2. Tom McNie & Dave Peterson, 3. Michael Clayton & Orville Cooper, 4. Ona Bouchard & Judy Harris. Jan. 17: 1 Nick Mason, 2. Ella Hoskins, 3. Peter Siemens, 4. Sylvester Wysocki. Jan. 20: Sunday Duplicate Club: 1 Doreen & Dennis Roberts, 2. Shirley & Chuck Buckler, 3. Dan Quilty & Gerry Chatelain; 4. Edie & Jack Swanson. Jan. 21: Doug Stewart, 2. Georgina Marshall, 3. Sylvester Wysocki, 4. Gisela Bondar.

drinks, safety and encouragement. Post-loppet celebrations included the traditional hot lunch and camaraderie on the hill, followed by a rec centre swim, a wine and cheese gathering and a banquet and dance. Winners of the 36 kilometre race were: • Overall Women: Abbigail May of Larch Hills was first with a time of 2:06:59.1. Rocky Mountain Racer

top form: Goaltender Angus Redmond, who made 31 saves versus the Smoke Eaters Friday at the Shaw Centre for his first BCHL victory, stands poised for action. it and then finished off a two-on-one rush, getting a nice pass from Shane Hanna. Ryan Schwalbe scored one and set up another after serving a 10-minute misconduct to give the ’Backs a 2-1 lead after two but McMullen and Scott Davidson put the Smokies ahead by the midway point of the third. Gillies

provided the answer. “Ryan Schwalbe had a particularly good night after (the misconduct). He’s been doing nothing but getting better,” said Robinson. With some key players like Hanna and Clark not available at various points of the weekend, Robinson was thrilled to come away with two wins.

“It was a huge weekend for us as far as the playoff race,” said Robinson. “Hanna was out, Clark was out so we were facing some adversity. We got four points out of it so we’re pretty happy.” Salmon Arm hits the road with games Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Langley, Chilliwack and Surrey.

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tied with the Smoke Eaters and the wins now put them three points clear of Trail for the final playoff spot. Redmond’s performance was all the more crucial as number-one goalie Adam Clark, who could have played if necessary, used the extra couple of days rest to nurse a nagging injury. Friday night’s home win saw the SilverBacks strike for three goals in the second period with Brett Fagerheim, Steven Iacobellis and Josh Bowes doing the damage. Garrett McMullen had a reply for Trail but that’s as close as they’d get. At Cominco Arena on Saturday, it was a backand-forth contest that Alex Gillies rescued for the ’Backs by scoring the tying goal with under four minutes to go and then getting the winner in overtime. Gillies recovered a rebound off the end boards and used some crafty stick handling to get the puck past Adam Todd to tie

Karen Messenger took second at 2:12:08.8 and from Larch Hills, Randi Ostby was third with a time of 2:13:16.2. • Overall Male: Olympian Brian McKeever was first with a time of 1:43:05. Rocky Mountain Racer Erik Carlton claimed second at 1:47:52.7 and Skeets Morel, with the Sovereign Lake team, was third with a time of 1:48:27.9. Winners of the 18-km junior races were: • Junior Female: Revelstoke Nordics Club’s

Megan Evans was first at 1:05:04.7. Gina Cinelli of Larch Hills took second at 1:07:21.1, and Sovereign Lake’s Hannah Mehain was third with a time of 1:07:40.2. • Junior Male: Larch Hills skiers took the top three spots – Thomas Hardy was first with a time of 0:51:38.8. Kyle Flatman took second in 0:53:00.9 and Judah Bucher was third with a time of 0:54:37.6. Top local females were Abbi May, Randi Ostby and Sheila Corbett at 2:36:39.8. Top

local males were John Connor at 1:50:33.1, Brian May at 1:52:32.9 and George Jackson at 2:05:25.4. Other top junior category finishers were: • Four and under – Kiera Cadden, Romy Hansen, Paige Hughes, Ben Bonthuys, Walter Bullen and Kian Smith. • Ages 5 to 7 – Hilary Vukadinovic, Emily Carelse, Tessa Elliot, Eric Moore, Mitchel Bond and Nate Hardy. • Ages 8 to 10 – Julianne Moore, Keeya Corbett, Maggie Beck-

ner, Stephen Moore, Trond May and Calvin Hepburn. • Ages 11 to 13 – Annika Ackermann, Aria Izik-Dzurko, Chantel Jeffrey, Ian Williams, Konrad van Varseveld and David Bakker. • Sit-ski 17 and under – Emily Suchy. Find full race results at www.skilarchhills. ca and follow the link to Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet. The popular event raised $10,275 for the Heart and Stroke foundation.

Seeing Possibilities Taking Action Enabling Progress en•act•us Okanagan College After eight years of service to the community, SIFE Okanagan is building on its promise to use the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. The student-led organization is undergoing a name change to become Enactus. But don’t let the new look fool you – the group’s mission is still the same. Moving forward Enactus will continue to make connections with the community. More than 100 students throughout the valley will work with youth, not-for-profit organizations and drive community initiatives to improve the lives of others.

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Golds win Kamloops tournament The Golds began a busy week on the road for a league game in Revelstoke. SAS started slow, but picked up their defensive intensity, led by Norman Ambouen and Colby Thiessen, and won 44-20. Vernon Secondary visited Salmon Arm on Thursday in league action, and went home with a 40-32 victory. The Golds played well defensively, but could not solve the Panthers zone. SAS faced Westsyde in their opening game at the St. Ann’s tournament on Friday. The Golds had a great team effort, with 12 players hitting the score sheet,

leading to a 51-33 win. Lenny DePatie was player of the game. Osoyoos was up next for the Golds. Again the boys played well as a team, and came away with a hard-fought 3931 win. Brayden Koprowski was the player of the game. Some clutch freethrow shooting down the stretch helped the Golds hang on for a 35-28 win over Sahali, and claim first place in the tournament. Steven Kooistra was player of the game. Salmon Arm’s top scorers for the week were: DePatie 53, Koprowski 35, Jordan Hislop 30, Kooistra 21 and Josh Kujat 15.

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Basket bound: SAS Golds’ Lenny DePatie manages to push past the Vernon Panthers’ defence to put the ball in the hoop in play Thursday at the Jackson campus gymnasium.

Ring Robbers run rings around Westside The Shuswap Ring Robbers Novice Ringette team picked up an 11-7 win Saturday versus their Westside hosts. Natasha Kociuba opened the scoring for Shuswap, ripping the ring through the five-

hole of the Westside netminder 14 seconds into the game. The teams then traded a couple of goals each, with Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby and Delaney Perry each scoring for the Ring Robbers. The Robbers

began to pull away from Westside, beginning with Brianna Howard’s goal at just under six minutes into the game. Kociuba and Petitclerc-Crosby’s second goal, Perry’s hat-trick and Teegan Maddock’s first of two

propelled the Ring Robbers to a 9-3 lead heading into the first intermission. Westside came out guns-blazin’ in the second period, scoring three unanswered goals. But second goals from both How-

ard and Maddock put the comeback out of reach for the home team. The Ring Robbers have a brief hiatus before facing Kelowna at the pond on Feb. 2.

Fury cuts Vernon Voltage with 9-6 victory The Shuswap Fury Petite ringette team’s winning streak continues following a 9-6 victory over the Vernon Voltage. The Fury had some great scoring chances, but were down by a score of 3-2 halfway through the first period. The Shuswap team

then showed strong positional play and made some great passes to take the lead at the end of the first period by a score of 4-3. Teagan Findley, emily Petryshen, Jaiden Clifford, Madeline Lucier and HeidiLeigh Boileau played strong games on de-


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fence, damping the Voltage’s scoring opportunities. Goaltender Tori Keehn came up big with some key saves in net. Stephanie Martin led the Fury with four goals. Brooklyn Agricola and Tamara Brown scored two

apiece, with Jordyn Turner scoring the remaining goal. Assists went to Paige Saitz, emma Gollan, Jordyn Turner, Raya Zwicker, Bethany Riley and emily Petryshen. Next home game is Sunday Feb. 2, 3:45 p.m. at Hucul Pond.


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Spreading the joy The 2013 Pirate Loppet is coming up quickly, this year with greater representation from local schools. As well as providing a great opportunity for fun and exercise, the idea of the loppet is to plant a seed in the minds of young athletes. Seven schools are participating this year in the Jan. 25 event that goes 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a hot lunch provided. They are: South Broadview, Bastion, Ranchero, Parkview, Carlin and North Canoe elementaries, as well as Len Wood and Carlin middle schools. Program co-ordinator Karin Wilkie says most of the schools have

already gone to Larch Hills twice to practice. Helping them out are a whole crew of Larch Hills Ski Club volunteers, split into about one per eight children. Wilkie says retired folks, along with working and young people, have been volunteering. “It’s a great crew of people who are quite committed to keeping the sport alive, to finding new enthusiastic skiers,” Wilkie says. “Hopefully many of those kids who had that opportunity and may not have had it with families, will go back to cross-country skiing when they grow up.”

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Shiver me timbers: Ranchero Elementary School student Natalie Wilkie attended the 2012 Pirate Loppet at Larch Hills.

Flu can’t stop Shuswap swimmers Despite illness in the week leading up to the Kelowna Snowfest Invitational Swim Meet Jan. 19-20, 17 three Shuswap Swim Team members qualified for Swim BC “AA” Provincial Championships for the first time, and over a dozen team records were broken by the team. • Girls aged 10 and younger: Lauren Gridley-Haack swam to fifth place in the 100-metre butterfly. Miya Coutlee picked up eighth place in the same race. • Girls ages 11 and 12: Lilli Rakose-Lund was ninth in the 200-m breaststroke, shaving nearly 10 seconds from her previous best time. Morgan Rasmuson swam a record time for the team in the 100-m butterfly, eclipsing the previous record by over three

seconds. Jenna Tiedeman placed 15th, earning a qualifying time to attend the Swim BC “AA” Provincial Championships too. Molly Fogarty and Carrie Fromme swam to 19th-place finishes in the 100-m butterfly and 200-m breaststroke respectively.  The relay team of Rasmuson, Fogarty, Fromme and Rakose-Lund took eighth place in the 4 x 5-0m freestyle relay.  • Girls , 13 to 14 years old: Emma Pyle took sixth place in the preliminaries of the 100-m breaststroke. Paige Coutlee was 10 in the 200-m Individual medley.  Girls, 15 and older: Bree Cooper won first place in both the 50-m freestyle and 100-m butterfly and broke

four team records. The relay team of Coutlee, Cooper, Pyle and Tiedeman too sixth place in the 4 x 50-m freestyle relay. •Boys 10 and under: Jacob Rambo won first place in the 200-m freestyle race, and also earned team records in five individual races. He added the 400-m freestyle to his list of qualifying events for the Swim BC “AA” Provincial Championships.   • Boys, 11 to 12: Ethan Pyle had a breakthrough swim in the 100-m breaststroke, qualifying time for the provincial championships for the first time.  Garret Wasylenki was ninth in both the 200-m backstroke and 100-m breaststroke. • Boys, 13 to 14: Ethan Quilty was fifth in the 100-m

Penguins return with gold The Salmon Arm Novice Silver Penguins, sponsored by Dr. Chris Main, took their show on the road to Merritt this past weekend for a tournament. The Penguins started off strong against West Vancouver winning handily 15-3. Their second game against a stronger opponent Summerland Jets, turned out to be a great game for the boys, who fell behind 1-0 early, but stormed back with three goals in the second period and finished with a 6-3 win. The host city was the opponent for Penguins last game in the round robin. In their third game of the day, the legs they had left did them proud as they

shot down the hosts 11-1. But the strongest competition was yet to come in the final.  West Kelowna, just like the Penguins had won all three of their round robin games in similar fashion, so the match up for the gold medal was great for both teams. The play went back and forth for most of the first period but  West Kelowna took a penalty with seconds remaining in the first period giving the Penguins the power play to start the second. Ten seconds in, Aiden Lindblad scored his 10th goal of the tournament to give the Penguins the lead. He scored again eight minutes later, but the twogoal lead was short

lived as West Kelowna got one past Salmon Arm goalie Connor “Target” Levins. Minutes later, Drayk Ekland made a fantastic play on the defensemen turning him inside out and buried his shot low blocker side to put them up 3-1 with 16 minutes to go. West Kelowna scored on a breakaway with four minutes left to make the last few minutes a barn burner. West Kelowna poured it on in the final few minutes, pinning Salmon Arm in their zone for last minute of the game. Jaden Bitz blocked a shot and scrambled the puck to the corner with seven seconds left on the clock to preserve the win, and first place in the tournament.


breaststroke, breaking a team record in the process. Torrey McKee swam to fifth place in the finals of the 50-m freestyle, a result that qualified him to race at the provincial championships. Olin Mosher swam fast enough to advance to the top eight in both the 50-m freestyle and 100-m butterfly.  • Boys, 15 and older: Logan Pilias was seventh in the preliminaries in the 100-m breaststroke.  Jenna Tiedeman, Ethan Pyle and Torrey McKee will be joining nine other Shuswap Swim Team qualifiers at Swim BC “AA” Provincial Championships to be held in Surrey, Feb. 8 to 10. This is the largest contingency from the team to qualify for this level of provincials.

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Adapting to Earth rhythms By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

To most people in the developed world, time is calculated by the unrelenting ticking of a clock and activities set according to a calendar. Alarms get many of us up at a specified time, work begins and ends by the clock, stores and services are open according to the same kind of calculations and celebrations are determined by a date on the calendar. But what would happen if, at least for a while, we forgot the clock and moved to other rhythms. We would become much more aware of the planet and the creatures that live here, says artist Cathy Stubington, who has been examining the notion in a project she calls Calendario. “I’m curious about learning how to recognize the passage of time, not according to the clock and calendar, but according to the changes in the sky, the sequence of events in nature and their correlation with our own human activities,” she says.  Stubington points out that people who live in a particular area for an extended period of time often become aware that when certain things happen every year, other things occur near or at the same time. For example, it might be something like knowing it’s time to plant the potatoes when the Saskatoon berries are in bloom. Stubington says people who grow their own food become more aware of how nature is telling them to do something. Wild and domestic animals and plants have cycles and people can gain their own sense of time from those things, she says. “Part of recognizing myself is seeing myself as being a part of it all,” she adds, noting that while the concept seems simple, it really is a complex process. Stubington says her interest in time was sparked by a mural she saw on a wall in a school, high in the Peruvian Andes. The mural depicts time in a cyclical manner with pictures of seasonal indicators in

traditional farming, harvesting and the celebrations around those activities. Stubington has been compiling a list of seasonal indicators that, while they may be similar from one area to another, can occur at different times. “If a person is in a place for a very long time, they become aware of that,” she says. “Indigenous people around the world know this very well.” Not only is Stubington studying the Seasonal indicators: Cathy Stubingto JAMES MURRAY/OBSERVER n with one of the installat ion concept of seasonal the Seasons, a juried me s tha t for m Signs of mbers show opening Frida indicators, she has y evening at SAGA public Art Gallery. become involved in several other Calendario projects. “What I would really like would She is working with a Grindrod farmer be some public art that contains this infor- Family Literacy Week with creative bookand school children to make a large felt rug mation that people can see and learn and de- making stations. with wool harvested from local sheep. velop a connection to the Earth,” she says. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., families are inAn ethno-ecologist is collecting data on “We’re also interested in the different ways vited to create three different styles of books seasonal indicators local people are artists might interpret it and we’re hoping made from a variety of materials. aware of, and last year, with a to make at least two or three public Get out those needles because the Odd “Part list of resident birds proinstallations of some kind of local Socks Knitting Studio resumes from 1 to 3 of recognizing vided by naturalist Tom calendar. It’s a kind of a simple p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.  Brighouse, Stubington idea, but it’s also a big idea Knitters of all levels gather in the gallery myself is seeing myself as created a poster based and, in some ways it’s like lounge Fridays to work on their projects in a being a part of it all.” on what birds are in the the Farmer’s Almanac.” companionable atmosphere. Cathy area at a particular time. Area artists have been inIt may seem that spring is still far away, but Stubington “I live on a farm and vited to share their individual plans are already in place for spring break art ARTIST see the correlation beconceptions of this notion at days and it’s time to reserve a spot for chiltween the birds we see and SAGA Public Art Gallery’s an- dren between the ages of nine and 13. what is happening (in terms nual juried members’ exhibition, The arts centre will once again offer art of season),” she says. “Signs of the Seasons,” which opens on Mondays during the March break, with Stubington is also working with an with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. “Kahlo Monday” on March 18 and “Klimt artist in Vernon to create a line of clothing Other art projects are on tap at the gallery Monday” on March 25.  that’s specific to seasonal indicators, includ- too. Experienced local artists facilitate each ing some with sayings that she hopes can beOn Saturday, Jan. 26, the Art Centre’s free session. The cost is $20 per participant per come part of local lore. Family Saturdays art program celebrates day.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Out on the Town

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Nathan Meakes and Roxy Roth are among those who performed Friday at the new Salmon Arm Coffee House that will be held on the third Friday of each month at the Little Mountain Field House.

Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 DANCE, DANCE – Salmon Arm Secondary students present a dance show at 7:30 p.m. at the Sullivan campus today and tomorrow, Jan. 24. Tickets are $5 at the door.


GARDEN CLUB – The Shuswap Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at Scout Hall,


FLOWER POWER –The Seniors Resource Centre hosts its annual Flowers For a

Friend Sale at the Mall at Piccadilly Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SINGING AT SUPPER – Country singer Abe Zacharias entertains diners at Jane’s Place in the Mall at Piccadilly from 5 to 7 p.m.


CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST - Shuswap Variety Committee presents their annual

$8 breakfast at the legion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds go to Variety the Children’s Charity. Variety auction runs Feb. 9. Doors open at 11 a.m. Drop off donated items at the legion or call Brenda Dehnke at 250-832-3157. SILVER CREEK – Breakfast of French toast or pancakes along with ham and eggs for $5 will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Silver Creek Seniors’ Hall.


JAZZ CLUB – Hear The New Morgan Childs’ Quartet, celebrated Toronto

tenor saxophonist Kelly Jefferson, and three-time national Jazz Award pianist Dave Restivo at 7 p.m. at SAGA Public Art Gallery. Admission is by a suggested minimum donation of $15. STRESS BUSTER – Learn a combination of massage techniques for head, neck and shoulders presented by Shuswap in Transition at 351 Hudson Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m. Wear a T-shirt.


TURKEY DINNER – Annual festive dinner at 6 p.m. at the Silver Creek Seniors’

Hall features door prizes, raffle and pot luck dessert. Tickets are $12 for adults, $25 for a family with children 10 and under and $6 for teens 11 to 16 and are available at the Silver Creek Store, or call 250-832-4174. No tickets will be sold at the door.


MUSIC FESTIVAL –Contestants in the 13th annual Shuswap Music Festival to

be held April 10 to 24 must register online at shuswap by Jan. 31. New this year, registrants must pay entry fees online. The annual festival showcases the musical talents of local youth during a two-week event that culminates in a gala concert. RELAY FOR LIFE – Organizers have planned a “new, refreshed and exciting relay” for June 8 and 9 at the Elks Park. As an incentive, on Jan. 27, one team from those who have registered by midnight Jan. 26 will win a draw for a “5 Star Tent” that includes a tent, comfy lawn furniture, beverages and appies at midnight. Another tent will be awarded at a team captains’ meeting. STORY TIME – Preschool storytimes at Okanagan Regional Library – Salmon Arm are Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Toddler storytime, for children ages one to three, is at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. DRUM SONG – Shuswap Pipes and Drums of Salmon Arm has two openings for tenor drummers. Sticks and lessons will be provided for beginners. The band also provides drums, slings and uniforms. All ages are welcome. Contact Peter MacNeil at 250-675-6850 or

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Salmar seeks excellence The Salmar Community Association is looking for excellence in arts or sport. The association has once again budgeted $1,000 for the Salmar Award of Excellence, says board member John Henderson. Criteria for the Salmar Award of Excellence includes: The award will be made to an individual who has attained an outstanding level of skill or expertise in his or her field of performing arts or athletics to be recognized at the provincial and /or national level. By his or her performance, the successful recipient will bring recognition to himself/herself and the Shuswap. Over the years, the Salmar board will strive to present the award to various disciplines. Nominations for the award should be made to the Salmar board by March 31. The grants committee will consider the nominations and will take a recommendation to the June board meeting for approval. Past recipients include: • Rick Say, Olympic Swimmer, was the first recipient in 2005. Eric Nipp and Marisa Gomez shared the 2006 award for their ballet dancing

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ability and cross-country skier Jesse Heckrodt was the 2007 recipient. • Lani Gibbons, a national basketball team player was the 2008 recipient. “Lani was even more special as her grandfather Spence Tatchell was a Salmar director when he was government agent in Salmon Arm,” says Henderson. In 2009, Allyson Marshall, a cross country skier, received the award for her athletic ability and Jacob Verburg, a talented local guitarist, received the award for his musical ability. • Stephanie Nakagawa, a talented opera singer, received the award in 2010. • Rebecca Howard, an equestrian and 2012 Olympian, was the 2011 recipient. No award was given in 2012, but Henderson says $1,000 was donated to the Shuswap Community Foundation in memory of Rosemary Venard, a longtime Salmar Theatre staff member and community volunteer. If you know someone who deserves the award, you are encouraged to write a letter of nomination describing why they would be considered to the Salmar Community association at Box 338, Salmon Arm, V1E 4N5.

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Bolshoi Ballet dances la Bayadère The Bolshoi Ballet is back on the big screen at the Salmar Classic Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. Petipa’s La Bayadère (meaning the temple dancer or temple maiden) tells the story of the bayadère Nikiya and the warrior Solor, who have sworn eternal fidelity to one another. The high brahmin, however, is also in love with Nikiya and learns of her relationship with Solor. As well, the Rajah Dugmanta of Golconda has selected Solor to be the fiancé of his daughter Gamzatti, and Nikiya, unaware of the arrangement, agrees to dance at the couple’s betrothal celebrations. In his effort to have Solor killed and have Nikiya for himself, the jealous high brahmin informs the rajah that the warrior has already vowed love to the bayadère over a sacred fire.

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Temple dancer: A Bolshoi ballerina dances in a

story of love, jealousy and intrigue in a satellite performance direct from Moscow. But the high brahmin’s plan backfires when, rather than becoming angry with Solor, the rajah exclaims that it is Ni-

kiya who must die. Gamzatti, who has eavesdropped on this exchange, summons Nikiya to the palace in an attempt to

bribe the bayadère into giving up her beloved. As their rivalry intensifies, Nikiya picks up a dagger in a fit of rage and attempts to kill Gamzatti, only to be stopped in the nick of time. At the betrothal celebrations Nikiya receives a basket of flowers which she believes is from Solor, and begins a frenzied and joyous dance. The basket, from the rajah and Gamzatti, contains a venomous snake that bites Nikaya on the neck. The high Brahmin offers Nikiya an antidote to the poison, but she chooses death rather than life without her beloved Solor. The gods avenge Nikaya’s death and the “shades” of Nikaya and her beloved are reunited. Tickets are available at the Salmar Grand.

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Festival not deterred by small loss in 2012 By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Some changes have occurred at the Roots and Blues Festival office, but one thing remains the same – the co-operative effort to create the hottest show of the year. After six years on the board of the Folk Music Society, Diane Jewell has given up her seat at the board table to Kelly Moores. “She’s a rock,” says artistic director Hugo Rampen, noting Jewell will continue to volunteer. “She’s been a key figure in our artist liaison and has offered exceptional guidance regarding First Nations issues and protocols.”

Executive positions will be worked out tonight from among a pool of directors that includes Lody Kieken, Larry Keats, Valorie Ellis-Peet, Doug Hearn, Bernd Hermanski, Ian McDiarmid, Tracy Nash, Brook Roberts, Leah Shaw, Ted Crouch and Jacqueline Kral, On the operations side, site manager David Gonella is leaving after five years to pursue other employment. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work and organizational expertise, says Rampen. Rampen says last week’s AGM was one of the quickest on record and that despite a minor loss in the neighbourhood of $3,900,

Hugo Rampen Artistic Director he and the board are pleased and ready to move full steam ahead. “The executive worked to a tight budget with careful fiscal management and the loss was very small considering the economy and the downturn in tourism,” he says. Rampen says he is “incredibly satisfied”

with the interns coming from the NHTV Institute in the Netherlands. He is also thrilled with community partnerships that have been formed with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and the Shuswap Trail Alliance that have resulted in an expanded Routes and Blues program. Planning meetings are already underway for this year. “Another bright light was the music crawl, which was created to augment our four-day camping program,” he says. “Through this initiative, we were able to drive the audience into the downtown and generate economy at participating venues

– and everything was packed.” Booking for 2013 has started and Rampen says he is excited by the lineup that’s forming. “I think it’s gonna create quite a stir in the festival world,” he says. “And I have confirmation for a signing that will be the biggest in festival history.” For tickets, visit, or call 250-833-4096.

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Horoscope THEME OF THE WEEK: A gorgeous Full Moon in Leo is brilliantly supported by the giver of good luck and prosperity, Jupiter. Whatever abundance we will experience during this phase, it will give us a sense of optimism and it will uplift our spirits. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will rediscover your creative side which might lead you to find a new love or promote more joy with your children. Learn to accept the truths that come from a more intimate sphere of your life and you will be able to fully enjoy this lunar party! TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Personal matters relating to your home and family will come into greater focus. You will gain hope to move on and to seek a more jovial atmosphere if you let go off the tensions with a partner. Learn to adjust to these lessons. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): News you receive now will seem exciting and exuberant. A deal or an agreement will offer you a whole new perspective on the future. This is the time when you will want to come clean in terms of what you’ve been holding on for some time now. CANCER (June 21-July 22): This Full Moon will fall in your house of money and possessions. You might have an invisible helping hand that will reinforce your finances and stabilize your monetary situation. Pleasures might be postponed for a bit now. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You know you will have to face those domestic responsibilities and you might perhaps need to make certain adjustments, but this won’t stop you from fully enjoying this phase. You get so much support and positive energy that you allow yourself to close the eyes to the negatives. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): They say that when one door closes, another opens. This is the kind of effect you will experience now. If there’s a culmination, it will only happen



for your own good. An enchanting journey awaits for you out there in most masquerading kind of ways. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A group project or the collaboration with a network you are currently working on will reach full potential at this time. It is certainly approaching a fruition of some sort. The challenge you might face with this situation would be in terms of its financing. You might have to spend more than initially planned. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You triumph gloriously in your professional sector. You might finally get that promotion or see yourself under a completely different light which will help you make the needed adjustments which are necessary for your advancement. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A superb opportunity appears to a near-term. It could indicate the opportunity to study overseas, take that trip you’ve awaited for or simply, broaden your knowledge in some field. Whatever it is, you will feel more exuberant. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You might express yourself in more emotional ways than for other signs. You need to let out your feelings which you have kept bottled up. Also, there is a possibility that you might bring to fruition a joint venture with your partner. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This Full Moon might make your current relationships more official. You might feel a slight pull when it comes to your shared long-term goals. If you learn to deal with the responsibilities that your union requires, you will certainly move to a clearer path. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It would be primordial for you to look over your health. A certain deficiency might remind you that you have to cut down on certain foods or bad habits. Overdoing a routine activity might require some moderation on your part.

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CAMPBELL, DANIEL JOHN NOVEMBER 6, 1959 - JANUARY 12, 2013 It is with great sorrow that the family of Dan Campbell announces the sudden passing of our son, brother and uncle at the age of 53 years. Dan was born in Salmon Arm and spent his early years living a life that many boys could only dream of. He always had a horse to ride, a dog by his side, and a bike to take him on many an adventure. As a boy, Dan was involved in several sports including hockey, baseball, boxing and skiing, all with the coaching and encouragement of his father. He loved to listen to music of all kinds and always enjoyed a challenging game of chess with his friends, (especially when he was on the winning end). At the young age of 15 he left school and moved to Calgary and soon after his arrival he took a job learning to work with sheet metal. He decided to go back to school in order to acquire his journeyman ticket as a sheet metal cladder and he later graduated from BCIT receiving a top achievement award for his class in 1982. He worked throughout BC and Alberta for several years before he endured a series of events that forever changed his life and ended his career. Throughout his life though, his good nature and sense of humor remained intact and there was never a time spent with him that he didn’t make you laugh. He was a friend through and through to so many and he will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends. Dan is survived by his parents, Bruce & Elizabeth Campbell, his sister, Jeanne Wensrich and her husband Brent, his sister Marianne Campbell, and his brother-in-law John Anhorn, his nephew Daniel Anhorn, three nieces, Rebecca Campbell, Jacquelin Anhorn, Tiffany Rieker, and the newest addition to his family, his great niece, Roselyn Karpiak whose arrival gave him the title of “Great” Uncle (one which he felt was most appropriate) There are so many others whom he considered as family and we trust that they all know who they are. There will be no service at this time but a celebration of Dan’s life will be planned for the coming summer and announced at a later date. Thank you to all of the emergency personnel for your attendance & compassion at such a difficult time. Dan’s family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Adriaan Heunis and his staff for their care and kindness towards Dan over the years, As well we wish to convey our sincere appreciation to all of Dan’s wonderful friends who were there for him always. Your unwavering friendship meant the world to him. If you wish to do something in memory of Dan, a donation to the SPCA or the Canadian Cancer Society would be very kind. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Dan’s obituary at



LYDIA HARDER It is with sadness that the family of Lydia Harder announce her passing on January 16, 2013 at the age of 94, with her son George (Lucille) and daughter Dorothy (Ewen) at her side. Mom was born in Leader, Saskatchewan on July 29, 1918 to Fred and Wilhemina Schock. She married Abram Harder on May 10, 1938.  Five children made up this family beginning with Hilbert Edward, Raymond Clarence, George Keith, a daughter Dorothy May and another son Richard Paul.  She was predeceased by her parents, 8 brothers and 1 sister being the only surviving sibling at the time of her death.  She was also predeceased by her youngest son (Richard) Paul in November 1978 and her husband Abram in June of 1998.    May 10th, before Dad’s death in June, they were married for 60 years.  Mom was born and raised into a farming lifestyle and spent many of her early adult years married and raising a family in the same way.  When the younger children were preschool ages the family moved to BC residing around the Okanagan Valley, the West Kootenays for a few years and then settling in Salmon Arm in the mid  1970’s.  Mom will be remembered for her love of her family, gardening, and being a homemaker which included canning fruit and vegetables, baking bread, (in the early years in a wood stove) sewing and caring for her children as well as enjoying grandchildren and great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. It was always an interesting topic of conversation to discuss the changes that Mom had seen and experienced in her lifetime.  We also marvelled at how the life lessons learned in her farming upbringing and early adulthood as well as living through and experiencing the depression years were never forgotten by her right to the end of her life.    She is loved and will be fondly remembered by Hilbert (Trevor), Raymond (Emily), George (Lucille) Dorothy (Ewen) , numerous grandchildren,  great grandchildren and one great great grandchild as well as nephews and nieces and many  good  friends.  Our family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Drs Keith and Laura Hepburn, the nursing staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital as well as the staff at Bastion Place for their care of our Mother in the last weeks of her life. Also, her fellow tenants at her home in Parkview Place who daily made sure that she was OK for another day. Thank You.   A celebration of life service will be held from the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, on Saturday afternoon January 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant with the eulogy shared by her daughter, Dorothy McIntosh.  Family and friends will be gathering at Bowers Funeral Home at 12:35 p.m. for the Funeral Procession at 12:45 p.m. A reception will follow at the Senior Centre on 5th ave. S.E. allowing the family and friends time to continue sharing memories. Flowers welcome or a donation to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4N3 On line condolences may be sent to Lydia’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.

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TATCHELL, DOROTHY JEAN “Music ... in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dorothy Jean Tatchell (Nee Inkster), 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 6th, 2013, surrounded by family. Dorothy was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she nurtured what would become a life-long passion for music, reading and sports. It was at the Winnipeg Tennis & Canoe Club where she also nurtured a rare love at-first-sight relationship with Spencer, her future husband. They married in 1947 and spent the next 59 years west of the rockies as they moved throughout the Kootenays, the Cariboo & the Okanagan, including an 18 year stop-over in Salmon Arm before settling in Kelowna to enjoy their retirement years. Despite raising seven high-spirited children, Dorothy was an energetic and dedicated community volunteer. As an accomplished pianist//organist she devoted her musical talents to Sunday Church services & choral groups,taught Kindergarten, was a strong advocate for mental health, and a member of the Kinettes. Her natural flair for fashion matched her vibrant personality and boundless joy of life that was constantly on display through her infectious laughter that could brighten any room. She enjoyed a feisty game of bridge at the local bridge club where she embraced her need for intelligent and competitive stimulation, and honed her sharp wit. Dorothy will best be remembered for her love and devotion to her husband and seven children, 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Spencer, son Brian; sister Kay McEwen and brothers Dave, George and twin brother Gordon. She is survived by her brother-in-law Arn McEwen; children: Greg (Michiko), Vancouver; Janice LeBlanc, Kelowna; Garth, Vancouver, Sandra (Brian) Gibbons, Salmon Arm; Stephen (Kim), Kelowna; Michael (Jacqui), Furry Creek; grandchildren: Terri, Tommy, Allanna, Vancouver; Kyle, Todd, Victoria; Erin (Austin) Drecksel, Utah; Tanis & Lani Gibbons, Vancouver; Chris, Michael, Andrew, Kelowna; Nic, Eric, Furry Creek; greatgrandchildren: Cassidy Wheatcroft, Vancouver; Carter & Auburn Drecksel, Utah; Nolan LeBlanc, Victoria. “Do not think of me as gone, I’m with you still in each new dawn.” Native American Prayer With respect for Dorothy’s wishes, there will not be a service.

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WHITEHEAD, JOAN JULY 23, 1916 - January 13, 2013 Joan Elizabeth W h i t e h e a d (McLaughlin) passed away at Cottage 5 Hillside Village in Salmon Arm on the evening of Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at the age of 96. She was born in Vernon BC on July 23rd, 1916.      As a child she lived in Vancouver, Alberta, Grindrod and Notch Hill.  In 1940 she met and married Hans Whitehead and together they moved to Campbell River where Hans logged and they saved money to purchase land in Eagle Bay, BC.  Their two girls, Vera Whitehead (Jensen) was born in Comox and a second daughter Anna Whitehead (Mackay) was born in Vernon.  In 1946 they moved to their land in Eagle Bay and built a small house.  Joan was a stay at home mother running the house and raising her two girls.  She was always very active in the community, spending hours doing crafts, sewing, knitting, needle and petit point, rug hooking and any other craft that struck her fancy. She loved to attend the dances at the Eagle Bay Hall, and helped do lots of fund raising so there was a community hall.  She also loved her scrabble and every Wednesday afternoon friends gathered to play scrabble and have afternoon tea.  For many years she ran the Okanagan Regional Library out of her home.  After her husband passed away in February 1983 she continued to live on the property.  Everyone in Eagle Bay, might not have known her name but everyone knew the little lady that walked miles and miles on the road every day, sometimes hiking to the store twice a day, very seldom did she accept a ride.  Mom was always very supportive and there for her family, always a good sport. She retained her sense of humor until her passing . She had five grandchildren, Sandra (Blair) Downie, Wanda (Darrell) Johnson, Brian Mackay, Carolyn (Gary) Edwards, and Garry (Julie) Jensen.  She was very close with and received great joy from her grandchildren and them from her.  She would drop anything she was doing to play games with them.  She had eight great grandchildren, David, James, Richard, Christopher, Nicole, Nathaniel, Larisa, Zara, Mallory and Cailyn and two great, great grandchildren, Danika and Keegan.  She was predeceased by her husband and four great grandsons, Michael, Alexander, Kenneth and Raymond. On October 11th, 2005 she settled into Cottage 5 at Hillside Village and we feel that she had the best of care.  We as a family would like to thank the staff of Cottage 5 for the care and special attention that she was given.  There will be a gathering in August  2013 at the Eagle Bay Church for a memorial. Memorial donations may be sent to the Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Calgary & Southern AB. Chapter – 1130F – 44 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB  T2G 4W6 or to the Make a Wish Foundation BC & Yukon – Suite 112-2025, West Broadway, Vancouver, BC  V6J 1Z6 On line email condolences may be sent through Joan’s obituary

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BOBBIE NIESSEN Roberta Anne (Bobbie) Niessen passed away in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC on January 8, 2013 at the age of 72 years. A celebration of life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Saturday morning, January 12th at 11 a.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant, with tributes shared by family and friends. Born in New Westminster, BC on September 10, 1940. She moved to Salmon Arm, with infant daughter, Sandra and husband, Ben, in 1965, soon after Leanne was born. Bobbie was dedicated to looking after the home and her girls; she is fondly remembered for her love of sports, including Hockey (go Vancouver Canucks), billeting Jr. Hockey players, Baseball, Lacrosse, and Curling. Being an avid curler for 24 plus years, the girls remember her curling in the Old Rink downtown Salmon Arm. Bobbie was predeceased by her parents, mother Margaret, and father Donald Urquhart, whom she was very close with and never did get over his passing, and her husband, Ben. She leaves her loving daughters, Sandra and Leanne both of Salmon Arm. Memorial donations in her memory may be sent to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, # 320, 1600 West 6th ave. Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9 On lines condolences may be sent to Bobbie’s obituary at Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium.

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TAYLOR, Rosemary (Bidochka) April 15, 1924 – December 26, 2012 Our beautiful and amazing mother passed quietly on December 26, 2012 at the Kitimat General Hospital with her family at her side. While on this earth she was an angel to all who knew and loved her and now she is the sweetest angel in heaven. She always had a smile and kind word for anyone she met.  Mom is predeceased by her Mother and Father (Metro and Mary Bidochka), her husband (Stephen Taylor) and her brother (John Bidoka). She is survived by her four loving children; Sharon Nichols, Heather Nagel, Laurel Gray and Gary Taylor as well as all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held in Salmon Arm this Spring. Mom may be gone from this earth but she will never be forgotten.  She is smiling at us all from above. WRIGHT, EVERET AUGUST 15, 1938 - January 12, 2013 Everet Alexander Wright passed away peacefully in Piccadilly Care Centre, Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the age of 74 years. A celebration of life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Saturday afternoon, January 19th at 2 p.m. with Jack Bowers the Funeral Celebrant. Words of remembrance were shared by family and friends, including his daughter, Paula, grandson, Nathan and Cousin Phil. Born in Salmon Arm on August 15, 1938, he made this his lifetime home. Coming from a pioneer family, he loved the valley and dairy farming. Valleyfield farm and Everet gained much respect by fellow farmers throughout the Province for his accomplishments and awards with his Dairy Farm. Predeceased by his parents, Donald and Mary (nee Reid). He leaves his loving and dedicated family; wife, Marg, 3 children, Paula (Blake) Rear and Jennifer Wright, both of Pitt Meadows, Stephen (Christina) of Salmon Arm; 3 grandchildren, Nathan, Brett and Joseph; two sisters, Evelyn Wright of Salmon Arm, Donna (John) Johannessen of Mission; brother Morris (Joan) Wright of Salmon Arm; his aunt Edith Wright of Salmon Arm; and numerous cousins. Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, Suite 300, 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 On line condolences may be sent to Everet’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm

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KENNEDY, AUDREY BEATRICE 1929 - 2013 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Audrey Beatrice Kennedy at the age of 83 on January 15, 2013 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Audrey was born April 11, 1929 and raised in Standard, Alberta.      In 1949 Audrey married Andrew Kennedy and in 1966 they moved to Salmon Arm where Audrey was the first person hired by Canada Manpower where she worked till her retirement in 1988.  Audrey is pre-deceased by the love of her life Andy in 1999.  She will be sadly missed by her children Andrea, Angela (Don Farquhar), Anita (George Bouchard), Andrew Dale (Cindy Turner), Allan Terrance (Brandi Fast).  Her 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren all knew the love of a grandmother who lived her life for her family and friends.  Audrey was the constant of their lives in an ever changing world. An open house for Audrey was held on Saturday, June 19, 2013 where family and friends came together to honour and pay tribute to this special lady.  On Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013 a Celebration of life service will be held at the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery at 11 a.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral Celebrant. On line condolences may be sent to Audrey’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm, BC A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.  God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.  The leaves and flowers may wither, The golden sun may set.  But the ones who loved so dearly, Are the ones who won’t forget.

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CITY OF Yellowknife invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions: Pumphouse and Liftstation Tradesperson Public Works Department Competition #902-137 Closes: February 1, 2013. Pumphouse and Liftstation Maintainer Public Works Department Competition #902-135 Closes: February 1, 2013. Building Inspector II - Planning and Development Department Competition #220-125U Closes: February 1, 2013 Submit resumes in confidence by the closing date, to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT., X1A 2N4; Fax (867) 669-3471 or Email: Please direct all inquiries to the above listed email address. For more information on these positions, including the required qualifications, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’s web page at: or contact Human Resources at 867920-5603.



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WRIGHT, LILLIAN January 28, 1924 – January 16, 2013 Lillian passed away peacefully at Citadel Care Centre in St. Albert, Alberta. Lillian is survived by her son, Warren (Susan) of Tlell, BC and daughter, Carolyn (Paul) of High Prairie, AB; grandchildren, Kimberley (Jeremy) and great grandchildren Keira and Cole; Kelly, Justin and Tyson. Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Jack; sister, Edna and brother, Ernie. As per Lillian’s wish there will be no service. To send condolences please visit: Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home ~ST. ALBERT FUNERAL HOME~ 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, Alberta, 780-458-2222 SPENCE, ISABEL Isabel Spence passed away suddenly at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Isabel was born on July 21, 1930 in Revelstoke, BC. She lived in Revelstoke for many years before moving to Vancouver. Isabel had lived in Salmon Arm for the past 22 years. Isabel had a passion for flower gardening and fishing. She was a great lover of animals of all kinds and enjoyed feeding the wild birds. She loved to cook and bake for her family. Isabel will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Ralph; children, Rod (Marcella) of Revelstoke, Barbara (Dan) Boltwood of Revelstoke, Robert of Vancouver and Debbie (Glenn) Parke of Salmon Arm; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are brother, Ronald Frank and sister, Nora Friesen. She was predeceased by her brother, Wilfred Frank. Isabel’s kind, generous nature and heart warming smile will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A service of remembrance was held from the Shuswap Community Church, Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 pm. with Pastor Ben Hall officiating. Online condolences may be sent through Isabel’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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Established utilities services company is seeking part time and full time METER READERS for Cranbrook, Sparwood, Vernon, Cache Creek, Trail, Kamloops, Grand Forks, Salmon Arm, Osoyoos, Penticton, Merrit, Nelson, Revelstoke and surrounding areas. â&#x20AC;˘ Experience reading meters is considered an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Must have a reliable vehicle â&#x20AC;˘ Must be customer oriented with good communications skills â&#x20AC;˘ Must be capable of working independently in various weather conditions â&#x20AC;˘ Physically demanding job â&#x20AC;˘ Company provided uniforms and training â&#x20AC;˘ Paid by piece rate paid per meter that you read â&#x20AC;˘ If hired, clean +riversÂť Abstract, clean Criminal )ackground Check and proof of business class vehicle insurance required â&#x20AC;˘ Earning potential of approximately  per hour Email resume to noting location of choice in the subject line or fax to 877-864-2831

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

FAMILY SCHOOL LIAISON WORKER The Family School Liaison Worker is a yearly contract position under the direction of the First Nations Education Council (FNEC). This position will serve students who attend schools within School District 83 for the 2012/2013 school year. The schools served are identified by School district 83 District Principal of Aboriginal Education, based on priorities, concerns and issues. Qualifications will include a Bachelor of Social Work Degree with a working knowledge or experience with Aboriginal communities. There is one full time position and one half time position required for the balance of the 2013 school year. Terms to be negotiated based on qualifications and experience. Reports and updates will be provided to the FNEC and/or the District principal on a regular basis. These positions will be reviewed upon completion. For more detailed information, contact Irene LaBoucane, District Principal, Aboriginal Education at 250-832-8223. Applicants who qualify must apply in writing with a complete resume of documentation and references to: First Nations Education Council c/o Irene LaBoucane District Principal, Aboriginal Education School District #83 (North â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Okanagan Shuswap) 220 Shuswap Street NE, Box 129, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Phone: 250-832-8223 Deadline: Friday February 1, 2013

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Skills - Ability to use positive reinforcement techniques, bridge non verbal communications, assessments and programming, computer literate and work in a team environment. ;HSP\ZPZHZLY]PJLVYPLU[LKJVTWHU`^P[OHJHUÉŤKV culture that specializes in the manufacturing of Rollshutters, retractable Habitat Screensâ&#x201E;˘, and Vandal Panelsâ&#x201E;˘. Our value proposition is to take a customer intimate approach in providing our clients with excellent service, innovative products, superior after sales support, and the right solutions for security, shade, and storm protection. Our products are distributed across North America and the Caribbean. Our business is growing and we want you to grow with us. If you are enthusiastic, motivated, like working with people, and are committed to making a diÉ&#x2C6;erence, ;alius is the right Ă&#x201E;t for you. We are recruiting for the position of Purchaser. We are looking for a talented, results oriented, candidate who thrives in a fastpaced, Ă&#x2026;exible, and challenging environment. We reward good ideas and initiative, and allow you the freedom and autonomy to do your job. Reporting to the Operations Manager and working closely with Production and Sales, you will be responsible for, among other things: â&#x20AC;˘ All stages of the procurement process â&#x20AC;˘ Use of databases, spreadsheets and word processing software to monitor inventory and prepare statistical and written reports with varying degrees of compelexity and detail for Management â&#x20AC;˘ ,nsure the eÉ&#x2030;cient availability of materials based upon established inventory levels, seasonal Ă&#x2026;uctuations, and sales projections â&#x20AC;˘ Facilitate regular physical inventory counts and maintain procurement and inventory records â&#x20AC;˘ Assist in the transition from current systems to a new ERP system â&#x20AC;˘ Identify creative solutions for material-oriented production and purchasing problems â&#x20AC;˘ Facilitate all areas related to Logistics such as the planning and coordination of Container, FTL, and LTL freight, both inbound and outbound â&#x20AC;˘ Co-ordinate eÉ&#x2C6;ectively with respect to Customs documentation and clearance of inbound shipments â&#x20AC;˘ Monitor vendor performance in terms of cost, quality and delivery â&#x20AC;˘ Have a working knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and cost-reduction techniques â&#x20AC;˘ Communicate and qualify standards of quality, tolerance, and product speciĂ&#x201E;cation â&#x20AC;˘ +evelop and maintain eÉ&#x2C6;ective co-operative relationships, both internal and external Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of ÉŤ years related procurement experience, an Inventory Control or Purchasing certiĂ&#x201E;cate, and to those with ERP systems experience. Applicants should also be proĂ&#x201E;cient in Microsoft Excel and other MS OÉ&#x2030;ce programs. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a sense of urgency at all times through eÉ&#x2C6;ective time management with a focus on followÉŤup and followÉŤthrough. Please forward your rĂŠsumĂŠ to purchaser@talius. com. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We respectfully request no telephone enquiries regarding this position posting.

Start rate per hour - $15.54 per hour + benefits 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

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

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Okanagan Manufacturer looking for a

Process Engineering Technician THE ROLE Our ideal candidate is a Mechanical or Process Technician/Technologist with experience within a manufacturing environment, strong analytical, presentation and leadership skills. What sets you apart is your ability to manage multiple projects, communicate, troubleshoot and deliver the tools and support needed to produce a quality product. THE INDIVIDUAL You have demonstrated a passion for process improvements and are keen to grow your career. We want an engineer or technologist who is proactive in their own career development and has the ability to align their career ambition with the direction of a fast growing company. Ultimately, if you are innovative, passionate and are eager to learn, you have the character, motivation and capabilities we need. Duties & Responsibilities: â&#x20AC;˘ Identify cost savings opportunities in manufacturing and assembly processes. Develop projects to address these opportunities and carry out from start to finish in collaboration with Operations and Product development groups. â&#x20AC;˘ Provide guidance and support in collaboration with Operations, Product Development, and frontline workers to implement change. Improve reliability and quality and reduce operating costs â&#x20AC;˘ Jig and Fixture design â&#x20AC;˘ Develops process specifications â&#x20AC;˘ Prepares specifications and operating instructions for production flow. â&#x20AC;˘ Develops process flow diagram to define proper sequence and standard operating procedures. â&#x20AC;˘ New equipment evaluation, troubleshooting and sourcing. Preferred Experience: â&#x20AC;˘ Mechanical/Process Engineering degree or 4th year Co-op Engineering student or Technologist diploma. â&#x20AC;˘ Able to work independently. â&#x20AC;˘ Strong analytical and problem solving/troubleshooting skills â&#x20AC;˘ Strong organizational skills with the ability to work in a flexible team environment. â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent interpersonal skills (written and oral), proactive, organized, self motivated. â&#x20AC;˘ Good technical writing skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Willingness to learn. â&#x20AC;˘ Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, AutoCAD, Excel â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Solidworks a definite asset)

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Health Products


Medical Supplies

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

DROP ZONE WEIGHT LOSS Target fat with the IDEAL PROTEIN Weight Loss Method Affordable start up FREE consultation. Start Today (250)833-1448

2 yearling Purebred unregistered Red Angus Bulls, 1 5yr old registered Red Angus Bull, approx 2500lb. (250)832-6279

RESPIRONIC Evergo portable oxygen concentrator. Comes with extra (3rd) battery and external charger. 28hrs on unit, purchased new on 10/12/2012 Call 250-675-4040 after 4pm

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info and DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT 400OT

Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

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

Financial Services DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Cleaning Services VANESSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CLEANING SERVICE Oraganizing, shopping and move outs. 250-833-1548

Handypersons CLEAN CUT RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS Home renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and repairs, Interior painting and trim Licensed & insured Frank Cell 250-515-3637 250-832-8153

Misc Services SNOW REMOVAL Sidewalks,driveways,small parking lots, roofs. Residential or Commercial Shuswap Window Cleaning 250- 833-2533


Misc. for Sale

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53 in stock. SPECIAL 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB Dresser TD8G $23,000., TD15C $35,000., TD20C $19,000., DC5E-6 $35,000., TD20H - TD15M. Coastal Pacific Equipment,Williams Lake, BC 1(250)392-7755

6 PERSON HOT TUB. Not heating. $900.00. Must go. 250-836-4876 or 250-8049712. 77 GAL. FISH TANK with polished aluminum and cherry wood stand. 48â&#x20AC;? wide, 18â&#x20AC;? deep and stands 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; high. Dual lighting, ornaments, gravel. New aerator and new Fuval 403 filter/pump. Empty and clean. Ready to go. $400.00 OBO. 250-803-0560 or 250804-5156. APPLE iMac: silver 20â&#x20AC;? Core 2 Duo, 4 gigs ram, wired apple keyboard, wireless mighty mouse, clean install of OSX. Great shape, no issues $600 Call 250-832-6765 AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON BIG BUILDING Sale. This is a clearance sale. you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss! 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 CORT 6 string acoustic guitar with pick up cutaway body, hard shell case $450 250-8331976 or 250-517-8087 FOR RESTLESS or cramping legs. A fast acting remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660 or FRAMUS Nashville 5 string Banjo w/hard shell case $400 Phone 250-833-1976 or 250517-8087 FUTURE STEEL BUILDING Still in Crate 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Profile Shaped Never assembled Phone (250)546-6114 RECONDITIONED wood heaters & F/P insert, pellet stove (250)835-8466 YAMAHA clarinet recently checked over $200 call 250833-1976 or 250-517-8087

Financial Services

Financial Services

Pets N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 Wanted Male Rotti for stud date in January. Please Call 250-832-1089 for more info With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Merchandise for Sale

Firearms Canadian Firearms Safety Courses (PAL) Hunter Training Course (C.O.R.E.) Downstairs at Chase Legion PAL: Jan 26 & 27 9am-5pm and Feb 2 & 3 9am-5pm. Cost $105 includes manual & exams CORE: Feb 9 & 10 9am-5pm Cost $140 includes manual, exams & BCWF Fee All courses pre-registration required Call Ivan: (1-250)679-2758

Heavy Duty Machinery

Painting & Decorating

â&#x20AC;˘ Wallpapering â&#x20AC;˘ Drywall Repair â&#x20AC;˘ Professional Workmanship â&#x20AC;˘ Seniors Discounts

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay ALFALFA/grass 1st cut, small squares. Excellent beef cow feed. J. Lepine (250)832-2962 Excellent 2nd & 3rd crop, grass hay, nutrient analysis avail. 250-546-6158. 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 square bales first cut $5 second cut $6 , round bales $50 and oat haylage bales $30 (250)832-1089 Shavings or sawdust 150 yard loads.Cedar or Fir.Bark mulch. Delivered. 1 (250)8386630

I like to buy $100 coins, coin collections & specialty foreign coins. Todd 250-864-3521

Free: National Geographic Magazines from 1980 to 2007. 250-832-2350 or email

NEPTUNE POOLS & SPAS We want to buy: Good used Hot Tubs

Willing to pick-up old, unwanted units

(250) 832 3378


Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

DAN DEGLAN EXCAVATING Professionally Beautifying Properties for Over 27 Years. â&#x20AC;˘ Rock Walls â&#x20AC;˘ Utility Services â&#x20AC;˘ Site Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Terracing â&#x20AC;˘ Drainage â&#x20AC;˘ Pools 981 - 16th Street N.E., Salmon Arm V1E 2V2


Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn


â&#x20AC;˘ Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch, Wood Chips (bulk/ mini bags) â&#x20AC;˘ Well Rotted Manure â&#x20AC;˘ Soils â&#x20AC;˘ Extra Clean Wheat Straw

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


Misc. for Sale

For Free Estimate call Lorraine


Free Items

â&#x20AC;˘ Bark Mulch â&#x20AC;˘ Shavings â&#x20AC;˘ Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030

& Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Interior/Exterior


YAMAHA clarinet recently checked over $200 call 250833-1976 or 250-517-8087

Misc. Wanted

We Deliver

nt iscou $D ting$$ $ ain P â&#x20AC;˘ Residential

ROOF snow (250)832-3832

STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206.

Musical Instruments FRAMUS Nashville 5 string Banjo w/hard shell case $400 Phone 250-833-1976 or 250517-8087


Misc. for Sale

Fight Back. Volunteer your time, energy and skills today.

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Real Estate

Wednesday,January January23, 23,2013 2013 Salmon SalmonArm ArmObserver Observer Wednesday,



Apt/Condos for Sale

Homes for Rent

By Owner attractive 2 Bdrm Condo 45+ in select area of Victoria, BC $219,900 Call Ed at 250-679-2129 Kel-leigh Manor. 1 bdrm, incl f/s,dw,a/c,heat,hw. N/S, N/P $695/mo. 250-803-1694

2BDRM. 1bath fenced 1/2acre close to DT SA, pet okay, 5appl., 2 car carport, $1200/mo. + util (250)8783200 2BDRM. bsmt. suite, 3bdrm. upper floor & also 4 & 5bdrm whole house, one close to DT & one on 20ST SE, F/S/W/D, pet friendly, avail. now (250)549-6554 2BDRM Home w/half basement in Canoe incl FS Hydro NS NP $900 250-833-2518 2Bdrm upgraded Mobile SA West rural setting NS W/D F/S DD $800 250-832-9070 3 BDRM, 2 Bath, newly custom renovated home, 3 min to town/beach/golf, 2 car garage, wkshp. Barns/paddocks/outdr pets negotiable. N/S, N/P Avail Apr 1, Ref requ’d, $1500+util. 3 bd rm + den, 1644 sq. ft. + storage, dble garage, air cond. Large covered deck with lake/mtn. view. $1,500/mo + util, incl. all appliances. NS, NP, DD, ref. required, 250832-2510 4 BED HOUSE in South Broadview school area, N/S, $1350/mo + util, avail now. for info: or 1-250-886-1808

Commercial/ Industrial Property HIGHLY visible 1000 sq ft commercial property $1200 month, available immediately. Ground floor, central heat/air, utilities extra. Fenced yard optional. 250-321-4724

For Sale By Owner DOWNSIZING or trade for property with trailer/sm. house on 1/2-3 ac. Prefer east of S.A., Grindrod N., Malakwa. Asking $333,000. Upgrades, roof, wind, siding, insulation, bath, garage. (250)517-8797

Houses For Sale FSBO - downtown SA, excellent revenue property or starter home, vender motivated. Please call 250-804-1453 or 250-463-4197

Mobile Homes & Parks Bright & Clean 1981 D/W Mobile in park, $56,500. 2bdrm + diningroom, f/s, w/d, shed, call or text 250-540-8358 or 250681-4109

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1bdrm across from City Hall. Adults, N/S, pets negot., refs req’d $690/mo. Phone: 250833-0420, 250-253-0606 1 bdrm apt. available immed. Central loc. Mature adults. Pet negotiable. $695/mo. Phone 250-832-6490 1BDRM unit, 951 5Ave SW, Salmon Arm $795/mo + Hydro Please contact Andre: (250)832-3172 (o/h) DOUGLAS MANOR 2-bdrm. $825/mo. incl. f/s, d/w, a/c, heat, h/w. N/S N/P. Avail. Jan 1. 250-803-1694 HUGE 1 bedroom, $850/mo. inc. utilities, garbage. NP, avail. immed. Call Bonnie (1-250)871-6000

Homes for Rent SORRENTO house, 2bth, beach/town, , W/D/F/S incl., $1100/mo + (250)803-1081

nice 3+bdrm lakeview, near lrg rec room avail. immed, util. DD req.

Suites, Lower

Great location Modern 3 bdrm, 2 bath in SA Avail Now 5 appl., dbl garage, NS, NP, DD & refs. reqd. $1100 + util., 250-804-8824 HOUSE RENTAL Hummingbird Beach Resort, Swansea Point near Sicamous. Monthly or longer off season rental of Cabin! $1,500 per month. Contact Steve at 403-6501600 or LARGE 6bdrm house incl. full 3bdrm suite on lower level, quiet country setting, near convenience store & school, 10km from SA, $1600/mo. + DD & util., ref’s needed, avail Feb 15, no drugs, no alcohol, NS, NP (250)832-4642

1bdrm daylight W/D Sherwood Forest NONSMOKERS, N/P $650+util 250-803-6105 1 BDRM detached suite $650 util. inc. 10 min west Avail Feb 1 (250)253-0759 1 bdrm for mature quiet single person. WD in suite, Sep entrance. NS NP $650/Mo incl util. 250-804-0125 1Bdrm W/O. Avail Mar. 1 NS NP $700/mo util, cable incl. DD& Ref’s req. 250-832-4448 1 bedroom. Includes w/d, f/s, utilities, satellite. No smoking. No pets. Near 5 corners. $625/month. 250-832-8099 1BRM bright level entry near dt ns np w/d dw util cab wifi incl $750 (250)832-5919 2BDRM., 5appl., near 4 schools, rink, NS, NP, back yard, a/c $900/mo. incl. util.+ DD, avail. now (250)295-5498 2BDRM., close to town, private, NS, NP, DD, avail. immed., $800/mo. utilities included (250)832-0073 2BDRM newer Daylight Suite avail now, util/Cable/WiFi incl. $950/mo. (250)253-2557 3 Bedroom main floor suite. Walking distance to downtown SA. Fireplace,washer/dryer, large yard, new deck, near Fletcher Park. N/S, small pet OK. Utilities included. $1150. 250-833-3545 Beautiful 2bdrm daylight suite in newer home, Enderby, private entr & prkg, w/d, f/s, f/p, lawncare. N/S, n/p. Avail now. $875.incl utils. (250)550-4096 CHASE deluxe 1200sqft. daylight suite incl. util., cable, internet & laundry. Working or retired person, DD, avail. Feb 1, $750/mo. (250)679-8377 HILLCREST: avail. immed 2bdrm., 1bath, w/d, NS, NP, $800/mo. incl. util. (250)8337840



BEAUTIFUL 3 bdrm 2bath home in hillcrest area, 5 appliances, large yard, amazing view from balcony Avaliable Feb 1st $1650 + dd utilities not included Call 250-4634670



Suites, Lower

Auto Financing

One Bedroom + Den Bsmt suite. 900sqft near Bastion school. Large bedroom, walkin closet, full bath, large kitchen/dining area. $900 incl utilities. NS (250) 517-9617 RANCHERO/Mellor’s Store area: 2bdrm. $750/mo. + utils. avail. now, NP, W/D/F/S & parking. (250)546-3717

Newly Reno’d ONE BDRM suite util incl. $675/mo, Avail Immed NS. (250)804-0399

Ref req’d 250-833-9148

Commercial/ Industrial COMMERCIAL bays, body shop, 2bay shop with 2 hoists, licensed restaurant 97BHwy also 2bdrm. double wide trailer (250)832-3829

Cottages / Cabins

2000 Pontiac Sunfire, 63,515km, always been properly maintained, ex. cond., $4000. obo (250)833-0150

Sport Utility Vehicle


1995 Tracker Sunrunner 4x4, auto, PS, PB, hard & soft top, factory tow system, immaculate cond., never winter driven, must see $5200. firm (250)832-4652

Auto Financing

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 P/S P/B P/W 4 Dr. V8 220,000kms Winter/Summer tires on rims $3600 many extras 250-675-4626

Trucks & Vans DL# 7557

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. $9200. O.B.O. Call Steve-oh eve. (250) 804-1728

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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Underground Services Installed. Individual Wells, Lots of Water.

INCREDIBLE LAKEVIEWS Ready to Build your Dream Home

5+ Acres ................ $249,000 ........ MLS® 10051042 6+ Acres ................ $249,000 ........ MLS® 10051041 7+ Acres ................ $309,000 ........ MLS® 10051043 15+Acres ............... $469,000 ........ MLS® 10051037




per month OAC

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

Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks

Steven Lewis - Personal Real Estate Corporation

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

TAPPEN: Fully detached furnished cottage, long term preferred, ref’s req., avail May 1st, (250)804-5544

Misc for Rent

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

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo in Salmon Arm 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath + Den 4 plex in Salmon Arm 1 Bedroom Condo in Salmon Arm 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House in Gleneden


Homes for Rent

Call AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

Mobile Homes & Pads 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 waterfront cottage, Sunnybrae, quiet, bright, clean, gas F/P, garage, storage, NS, NP, ref’s req. $795/mo. (250)804-9706

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Fully furn. 1 Bdrm Apts. Viewing Shuswap Lake close to all amenities in quiet adult NS NP building starting at $795 plus Hydro ref’s req’d

Cars - Domestic

Suites, Upper

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

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Homes for Rent


2 Bedrm., 1 Bath Apartment 4 appliances, NS/NP. 7010 Black Road, Ranchero 2 Bedrm., 3.5 Bath Lakefront Townhouse 6 appl., NS/NP. #5 Celista Landing, Celista 3 Bedrm., 1.5 Bath Townhouse 4 appl., end unit, in suite laundry, NS/NP. #601-1451 1st Avenue NE, Salmon Arm 3 Bedrm., 2 Bath House NS/NP. Blind Bay 2 Bedrm., 1 Bath Half Duplex FS/WD, close to mall, NS/NP. W740 10th St. SW, Salmon Arm











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Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, January 23, 2013 A31

Physical activity critical to childhood development HealtHy bites

Serena Caner

• Remove television sets and computers from bedrooms. • Eat meals and snacks at the kitchen table, rather than in front of the TV. • If possible, have

your child walk or bike to school. • Find other activities to replace screen time – try a Toonie swim at the pool, visit the library, go tobogganing, take the dog for a walk

or play outside with a friend. In today’s culture, “unplugging” can be a difficult prospect, as we have become used to always having entertainment and infor-

mation available at our fingertips. However, there is a substantial and growing body of evidence suggesting many negative impacts of this lifestyle, especially for

children. This week’s “Unplug and Play” is a good opportunity to try new ways of spending time and having fun with your family and friends.

Being “Unplug and Some recommendaPlay week,” I thought it tions for families: would be an appropriate time to highlight the Canadian Paediatric Society’s 2012 physical activity guidelines for children and youth. In 2009, a national survey found that Canadian youth spend an average of 8.6 hours of their waking hours engaged in sedentary behaviours, and only seven per cent of our youth were getting at least 60 minutes of daily aerobic activity. While literacy and physical activity may not seem directly related, the “unplugged” part of the message supports both causes. Increased screen time and sedentary behaviour is not only linked to increased risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and hypertension, but also poor school performance and reduced self-image. So what are the new guidelines? Infants and toddlers (four years and under): Zero screen time is recommended for children under the age of two. For children two to four years, screen time should be limited to under an hour ® a day. Less is better. Children aged one to four years should have at least three hours of activity daily. This could include free play, Get your channels in HD at no extra cost† games or any activity Choose from over 500 channels including over 100 in HD that develops movement skills. Enjoy crystal clear HD On Demand‡ Children and Adofor 6 months* in a bundle. lescents (five to 17 years) should limit recreational screen time to no more than two hours per day and should get 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise daily. Activities that strengthen muscles and bones Call 310-MYTV (6988), go to should be included at ® least three days a week. or visit your TELUS Store or Authorized Dealer. While “exer-gaming” (like Wii-Fit) is better than nothing, it does not replace out- TELUS STORE OR AUThORizED DEALER Salmon Arm door active play, physi- The Mall at Piccadilly 40 Lakeshore Dr. NE cal exercise or sport (or Offer available until February 4, 2013, to residential customers who have not subscribed to TELUS TV in the past 90 days, where access and line of site permit. Not available to residents of multiple-dwelling units. *Regular bundled rate (currently $32.90/mo.) begins on month 7. TELUS reserves the right to modify regular rates without notice. Taxes extra. Not available with other promotions. Rates include a $3 digital service fee, a $5 discount for bundled services and an amount required by the CRTC as a contribution to the Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF). See †Subscription to reading a book).

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Salmon Arm Observer, January 23, 2013  

January 23, 2013 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm Observer, January 23, 2013  

January 23, 2013 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer