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Vol. 54 No. 7 Sicamous, B.C., • 1.25 (HST included) •

Community anxious for creek repair

Hummingbird Creek: Province assures work will be done soon to alleviate flood risk. By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

Swansea Point residents are feeling cautiously optimistic that work will finally be done to repair Hummingbird Creek and alleviate the risk of further flooding. On Feb. 6, Tina and Dan Keely and other Swansea Point residents received a letter from Premier Christy Clark’s executive officer, Cameron Lewis, assuring work would soon begin to repair the creek, left full of debris from a flash flood that occurred over the summer. The letter arrived the same morning BC NDP Safety Critic Kathy Corrigan came to tour the area. “Just before we went on the tour, this letter came from the government saying they were going to fix Hummingbird Creek, which we thought was absolutely spectacular because we’ve had, I don’t know how many more government reports done since last June, and every one of those reports – that we’ve been able to get our hands on – have said get that creek fixed, and get it fixed now.” B.C. Ministry of Transportation spokesperson Kate Trotter confirmed in an email that work will soon begin on the creek. “Work at Hummingbird Creek is being organized right now, and will be completed before spring freshet,” writes Trotter. In addition, a 90-minute public meeting is being held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at the Swansea Point Community Hall, during which details of the work will be discussed. On June 23, 2012, residents of the small community were forced to evacuate when a flash flood occurred along Hummingbird Creek. Boulders, trees and other heavy debris caught in the flow blocked a culvert going under Highway 97A, causing the channel to divert. A torrent of water and debris moved over the highway and down along Swansea Road, and elsewhere in the community, causing substantial damage to roads, vehicles, homes and everything in its path. The neigh-

Up the creek: Tina and Dan Keely stand at an upper portion of Hummingbird Creek. As temperatures rise, the debris-filled channel is a growing concern for the Keelys and other Swansea Point residents, who are anxious not to see the it flood again. The province says work to reconstruct the creek will begin soon. Photo by Lachlan Labere bouring Hummingbird Beach Resort was ing, ‘I want to be paid to do your work,’” also impacted by the flash flood. laughed Schurek, while standing beside a Residents of 2 Mile, in the District of large portion of her property that is now Sicamous, were evacuated at the same time boulder-filled creek bed. as those in Swansea Point, as a similar flash Schurek adds that, as a result of the floodflood and debris flow was happening along ing, the creek is now significantly higher, Sicamous Creek. making the culvert The creek and less effective – a point highway in 2 Mile she and the Keelys have since been reare well aware of paired. In Swangiven the recent warm We are cautiously optimistic sea Point, however, weather. because we’ve had this promise residents have been “All of these flows given to us so many times growing increasingly or debris events, the before. anxious. Though the earliest we’ve had section of 97A damTina Keely on record is June aged by the flash 23,” says Tina. “But Swansea Point resident flood and the culvert every year it gets beneath were quickly warmer and, as clirestored, the channel mate change goes on, itself remains full of debris. And with the our freshets get earlier, and we can’t afford a culvert as it was prior to the flooding, Lois freshet at all unless something is done on the Schurek, who lives along the creek, is hop- creek. Because there are no banks in parts of ing for quick action from the province. She the creek, and people’s wells are sitting in the says if the government doesn’t do something creek or on the edge… so we have to get this soon, she will. damage repaired.” “If they don’t come and un-dam it by the Tina says all the attention Swansea Point time it gets to four feet, I’m going to be say- is now receiving from the province, as well

as Corrigan’s visit, is owed to residents, fulltime and seasonal, who have been expressing their concerns and complaints to MLAs in their respective home communities. “We started blitzing the government because we’d just had it,” says Tina. “As it turned out, everybody went home after the summer was over, and because our people who live here live all over the province and Alberta, they started blitzing their own MLAs wherever they lived, to tell them about all the damage done here and no one was fixing anything,” Tina explained. Corrigan confirmed her visit was prompted by letters from Swansea Point residents/ property owners including the Keely’s and Hummingbird Beach Resort president Steele Jordan. “It was because they were so concerned the window of opportunity is going to close fairly quickly and if work isn’t done, it will be too late,” explained Corrigan in an EVN interview. After touring Swansea Point and seeing the work that needs to be done, Corrigan says she is convinced Hummingbird Creek is a safety concern, which she plans to raise in See NDP critic on page 2


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Eagle Valley News

Highway upgrades planned for Shuswap Need Help?

Trans-Canada: Public input wanted on four-laning of highway. Upgrades valued at $5.2 million will be coming to roads in the Shuswap this year, improving safety and travel for local residents, visitors and commercial drivers. Responsible for highway maintenance and upkeep within the province, the B.C. government has announced plans for resurfacing projects along the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97A, to commence this summer. “Transportation is critical for the economic prosperity of the Shuswap area. The resurfacing of Highway 1 will provide a safer, faster road network for residents, tourists and commercial vehicles,” said Shuswap MLA George Abbott.

A $4.3 million contract has been awarded to Green Roads Recycling Ltd., to resurface sections of Highway 1 and Highway 97A near Sicamous, improving travel for local residents, tourists and commercial drivers. Work on the TransCanada Highway starts just east of Canoe Beach Drive East and continues east intermittently for approximately 19 kilometres. For Highway 97A, work starts 2.7 kilometres north of the Shuswap River Bridge in Grindrod and continues north for approximately 26 kilometres to the junction with Highway 1. Looking to the future, the government will also begin seeking public/stakeholder

feedback in relation to Premier Christy Clark’s commitment to invest $650 million over 10 years to widen the Trans-Canada from Kamloops to the Alberta border. A Feb. 7 news release from the Ministry of Transportation and infrastructure states there will be a number of avenues established for input and involvement, including stakeholder meetings and six public informations sessions, to be held in Kamloops, Chase, Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke and Golden. “As part of the engagement process, the public will have the opportunity to learn more about projects currently under development,” states the release. “The

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will consider all input gathered as it finalizes these projects for tender and as it develops future projects.” As for the resurfacing projects, work is expected to start in early May. To reduce the inconvenience for residents and tourists, work after June 15 will be limited to nighttime operations, and travellers should expect some delays on the route. Portions of Enderby-Mabel Lake Road will be resurfaced this year, to continue this ongoing, multi-year resurfacing project. This is an important route for residents, as well as for tourists taking advantage of nearby camping and

golfing. The project will go to tender in April, with work scheduled to be completed in October. “The economy in communities in the Shuswap relies heavily on vacationers who come to enjoy houseboating on local lakes, as well as the many resorts and provincial campgrounds in the area. These highway improvements will benefit all motorists by a providing a safer, smoother ride,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polak. In Grindrod, the intersection of Highway 97B and Springbend Road will have streetlights added this year, to improve pedestrian and motorist safety at night.

NDP critic to raise creek concerns in legislature Continued from front

the legislature. “There’s been a lot of discussion about what needs to be done, but what’s happened is they’ve hit brick walls where they say we (the province) don’t have the funding for it,” said Corrigan. “Well, that’s not good enough. This work needs to be done and it needs to be done by the province. This is a provincial creek. It is the responsibility of the province to make it safe.” Corrigan noted how residents haven’t been able to access two separate reports on the creek

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Lasting impact: Mike Thomas shows NDP safety critic Kathy Corrigan the damage on his property caused by this summer’s flooding of Hummingbird Creek. Photo submitted completed by the province, and referred to in the Feb. 6 letter, to get an idea of the scope of the work that’s been recommended. And

she is concerned what the province is offering may not be enough. “What it looks like it is doing to me is offering to return the chan-

Friday, Feb. 22 & Saturday 23 - $2 bag sale at the Sicamous United Church Thrift Shop. 10am to 3 pm. Clothing and shoes. Sunday, March 17 - Sicamous Seniors Centre will be having their annual stew dinner with a concert with “The Great Plains” Saskia and Darrell. Dinner at 5:30 pm and concert at 7:00 pm. For more information and tickets call Diana at 250-836-2446. Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday- Sicamous Lions Club meets at the Sicamous Seniors Activity Centre, 1090 Shuswap Ave, Sicamous. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Everyone Welcome. For info contact Joan at 250-836-4876 or Kathy at 250836-3267 Every 1st & 3rd Wed.- Parkinsons Support Group at First united Church. 20 - 4th Street SE, Salmon Arm at 10 am. Contact Doreen at 250-836-2509. Every 1st & 3rd Wed. Eagle Valley Photography Club starts on Oct 17. Everyone welcome. 7 pm at the Red Barn. Every 4th Mon.- Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 general meeting, 7 p.m. Every Monday and Thursday -Chairbiotics (low

nel to somewhat what it was like before last summer, but it isn’t addressing the root causes of the problem,” said Corrigan. “And that’s

impact exercise) Seniors activity Centre 10:00 am. Join us. $2 each. Every Mon. & Fri. - Bridge, Seniors Activity Centre, 1 p.m. Every Tues. Stopping the Violence Program in Sicamous - counselling for women who have experienced abuse during childhood or adult relationships. No charge. Call Kathy at 250-832-9700. Every Tues. - Sicamous Amateur Drama Club rehearsals, 7:00 p.m., Red Barn Arts Centre. 836-4705. Tues. & Thurs. - Carpet Bowling at the Seniors’ Activity Centre at 1 p.m. Every Tues. & Thurs. - Seniors Meals provided, 12 noon in Common Room at the Haven. Every Wed. Wednesday Arts for Everyone. 10 am - 3 pm starting September 5. For info contact Juanita at 250-836-3019 or Gail- at 250-836-5472 Every Wed. Girl Guides of Canada. Sparks - 3:00 pm. Brownies - 4:00 pm. Girl Guides - 5:30 pm. New members welcome Every Wed. Lunch by a donation at the Seniors Activity Centre, 1091-Shuswap Avenue at 12 noon.

what the people want. And I think that’s legitimate. What is the point of restoring the creek bed if you have the potential of another thing happening.” Timeliness of the creek repair is indeed a concern for Schurek and the Keelys, as is ongoing maintenance of the creek once the work is complete. Though, at this point, they are relieved to see any work done. “We are cautiously optimistic because we’ve had this promise given to us so many times before,” says Tina.




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The Martin/Cahill family would like to thank the many people that have called, sent cards, come to visit, provided meals or snacks, cared for children and included our family in their prayers over the past month. Your acts of kindness have been so very much appreciated and the love and concern expressed has been amazing. Thank you all so very much. ~ The Martin/Cahill family ****

Sunshine Awards are FREE of charge. 20 words per award, due to limited space. Please do not submit more than two awards per week. Recognize your friend, neighbour or loved one with a sunshine award for doing that extra special good deed!

Every Wed. - Seniors Crib, 7:30 p.m., Haven seniors building. Everyone welcome - you don’t have to be a senior. Socializing and coffee served after crib. Info: Esther 836-4373.

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Every Wed. - T.O.P.S. (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Wednesday morning at the Sicamous Rec. Centre (arena). Weigh in at 9:00 am and meeting at 9:30. Everyone Welcome. Ph: 250-836-4041 for info

Every Fri. - Parents & Tots, 10-12 noon at Catholic Church. 836-3440.

Every Wed.-Sat. United Church Thrift Store 10:00 am to 3 p.m. Every Thurs. - Sicamous Crokinole Group meets at 7pm at the Sicamous & District Recreation Centre upstairs for more info and to join call Dave Reed @ 250-836-3652 Every Thurs.-Ladies shuffleboard at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #99 in Sicamous. 1pm-3pm. All ladies welcome. Every Thurs.- Crib and darts 7 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #99. Everyone welcome. Every 1st, 3rd, 4th Thurs. - Keepsake Kwilters meet at the Haven Common room 1095 Shuswap Avenue at 7:00 p.m. For info call 250-836-2695. Every 2nd and 4th Thurs. Options For Sexual

Every 3rd Thursday monthly meeting of the Malakwa Community Association at 7:30 in the Malakwa Hall.

Every Fri. - Eagle Valley Brush & Palette Club meets at the Red Barn, 10am-3pm, Everyone welcome! For info call Esther 250-836-4373 or Amy 250-836-4756. Every Sat. - Outdoor market – back parking lot of Sicamous Legion $10/space. No booking required. No required start or end times. Every 1st & 3rd Fri. - Pool Tournament at the Royal Canadian Legion #99 at 7:00 pm. Every 4th Sun. - OAPO Birthday Tea for members & friends, Seniors Activity Centre, 2 p.m. Last Saturday of every month -Sicamous Royal Canadian Legion #99 Ladies Auxilliary dinner 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm List your event, meeting, rehearsals or club listing no charge.

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EZ Rock’s Bob Crouse dies A familiar community voice is now silent. Bob Crouse, morning news anchor at EZ Rock Radio, died last Thursday morning after a long illness. Crouse worked at the radio station for more than 30 years and was best known for his strong voice, excellence in reporting and love of the job, said Scott Campbell on the morning news Friday. Campbell said some of Crouse’s best work as a journalist was during the 1998 Salmon Arm-Silver Creek wildfire when he

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Bob Crouse was one of many who worked tirelessly during the emergency to inform local residents. His efforts did not go unnoticed. Peter Kilby, who had been brought into the emergency operations centre to take charge of the evacuation, offered high praise for

Crouse’s efforts. “I really have to compliment you Bob; there’s been no rhetoric,” said Kilby at the time. “You’ve reported very clearly and without a lot of emotion and what have you, and I think people have responded to that – they’re well-informed.” In a touching salute to Crouse, the station ended the news with his voice and a familiar, “That’s news and weather – I’m Bob Crouse.” There will be no service at his request.

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Keep government business separate from campaign


he provincial election date is May 14. The writ will be dropped about 30 days earlier, signalling the official start to the election campaign. Just to emphasize, this means – the election campaign has not yet begun. Although parties are already into campaign mode, for elected politicians, the taxpayerfunded work of government continues. Or at least it should. However, perhaps the smart meters are working in an unexpected way. The Shuswap has apparently been sending out its own electromagnetic field recently, pulling in the perhaps metal filing-filled shoes of seldom-seen Liberal government ministers. The seldom-seen is not meant to be a criticism; it’s not necessary to visit each riding to do the jobs of government. We realize that the Shuswap riding has long been a Liberal stronghold, thanks to the longtime efforts of current MLA George Abbott, and the Liberals are naturally very motivated to hang on to it. In the past week alone, the Shuswap has played host to B.C. Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology, John Yap, as well as B.C. Minister of Justice Shirley Bond. Is the timing a coincidence? Probably not. But if you are a government minister and are going to visit – say, for instance, as Minister Bond just did – could you make your visit a less glaringly obvious campaign move? Bond visited Salmon Arm Secondary and spoke with the dry grad committee. She was not alone. Accompanying her was – Shuswap Liberal candidate Greg Kyllo. Why is a taxpayer-funded government minister taking an election candidate with her to a public school on government business? We know why – and it is difficult to see it as anything other than a cynical misuse of a government position.



Independent B.C. MLAs have a dream

By Tom Fletcher News Columnist

VICTORIA – Imagine a province where party leaders are chosen in an independently supervised vote, with 12-year-olds, dead people and pets prevented from voting. Imagine a province where roving gangs of influence-seekers aren’t allowed to join multiple parties, and the rule is actually enforced. One where corporations and unions have to advertise in their own name instead of financing political parties and then disclosing millions in donations months after the election is over. Imagine a province where elections are held based on audited financial statements, not a collection of election promises that will be dismissed as a work of fiction by the new regime if the incumbent party is defeated. A cat joined the B.C. Liberal Party to support Christy Clark. Adrian Dix won the NDP leadership

with the help of bags of $10 bills stapled to new memberships. These and other glaring problems with our party-based political system were highlighted last week in a set of reforms proposed by three independent MLAs. Vicki Huntington broke the party choke-hold on B.C. politics by getting elected as an independent in Delta South in 2009. Bob Simpson was kicked out of the NDP caucus shortly after winning re-election for the party in Cariboo North, because he dared to criticize then-leader Carole James for a lack of policy specifics. They were belatedly joined by Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen, who quit the B.C. Liberals in an orchestrated move to the B.C. Conservatives, and then quit that party soon after. Van Dongen does not have the credibility of the others to speak on integrity, given his self-serving party antics and his questionable decision to hire his fiancée and pay her one-and-ahalf salaries to serve as his

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constituency assistant. Leaving that aside, there are some good ideas in the independents’ reform package. One is to give backbench MLAs a meaningful role in policy-making. Simpson gave the example of Prince George MLA Shirley Bond’s term as education minister, where she had to reverse ministry policies that didn’t make sense in rural school districts. The all-party standing committee on education could have prevented this error, he said, but it didn’t because it never meets. The party voting irregularities described above could be addressed by giving Elections BC authority to supervise party leadership votes, the way it does elections and referenda. There are unknown costs for this, and other problems. For instance, should the Marijuana Party be subject to this, or the Work Less Party, should either one muster enough organization to stage a leadership contest? The independents had

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high hopes for one fundamental reform, moving B.C.’s set election date from the spring to the fall. This would take a simple amendment. The idea is for the government to table the annual budget, present the audited public accounts for the previous year, then have an election that rests on tested financial statements and initial results for the current forecast. Both the B.C. Liberal Party and the NDP have expressed support for this idea. The independents suggest that this brief threeweek legislative session is a good time to do it, so the next government can implement it. I asked Mike de Jong, the B.C. Liberal finance minister and house leader, if he would consider it. He allowed that it is interesting, but it’s not contemplated for the pre-election session. That will be dominated by returning the provincial sales tax, and the usual jousting over untested spending and revenue proposals.

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Don’t subject youth to wifi in schools We recently wrote a letter to School District #83 voicing our concerns to those persons who are involved in the decision to possibly install a wifi system in one of the schools in Salmon Arm in the near future. We, along with many other parents, I’m sure, have made a choice to limit our family’s exposure to EMF and the possible health consequences by giving up the convenience of wireless by removing our cordless phones and wifi, along with avoiding or limiting cell phone use. But when it comes to the public school system, parents may not have a choice for our children to avoid the much higher levels of exposure (along with the damaging cumulative effects) that they will be subjected to unless the service to

the school is hardwired, rather than the proposed wireless. A letter dated Feb. 8, 2013 was sent to the Los Angeles Unified School District by Dr. Martha R. Herbert, Phd, MD., a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist on the faculty of the Harvard Medical school, specializing in child neurology and neurodevelopment. Herbert states, as many other doctors, scientists and other professionals do, that there are now thousands of papers documenting the adverse health and neurological impacts of EMF/RFR, and that children are more vulnerable than adults, especially those with chronic illnesses and/or neurodevelopment disabilities. She says: “We know now that there are a large array of impacts that have nothing to do with the heating of tis-

sue. EMF/RFR from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic functions.” Health Canada and industry is claiming there are little or no adverse affects to our bodies, but we are not convinced. I urge the decision makers and school staff in our school district, along with all concerned parents, to listen to Mr. Jerry Flynn from Enderby speak on Feb. 26 at the First United Church in Salmon Arm. He is a retired military man who has had a long career specializing in this field, and is on a speaking tour of B.C., voicing his concerns regarding this important matter. He can easily be found on the Internet if you cannot attend.

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DISTRICT OF SICAMOUS 2013 UTILITY BILLINGS HAVE BEEN MAILED Property Owners (especially new owners) who have not received their utility notice should contact the District of Sicamous Office at 836-2477. WHETHER OR NOT YOU RECEIVE A UTILITY NOTICE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE PROPERTY OWNER TO PAY YOUR UTILITIES BY THE DUE DATE IN ORDER TO AVOID A PENALTY. FLAT RATED BILLING • A 10% discount is available on payments received on or before March 1, 2013 • A 10% penalty will be applied to outstanding balances at the close of business on July 2, 2013 JANUARY METERED BILLING • January metered billing payments are due on or before March 1, 2013 • A 1% penalty per month will be applied to outstanding balances at the close of business on March 1, 2013 • Meters are read twice a year June 30th and December 31, with billings processed the following month PAYMENT OPTIONS • To avoid waiting at the Municipal Office, you are encouraged to pay your Utility Bill early • Post-dated cheques and partial payments are welcome • Payment is accepted at the Municipal Office, 446 Main Street, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Statutory Holidays • Payment may be cash, cheque, debit card, or your bank’s telebanking/online bill payment service • A drop box is located beside the door of the Municipal Office, Main Street entrance • Payments can be mailed to PO Box 219, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0. Please note that postmarks are not accepted as proof of payment If you have any questions, please contact the District office at (250) 836-2477

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Hired Equipment Registration Okanagan Shuswap District

The Okanagan Shuswap District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is creating its list of registered Equipment for Hire for the fiscal year of 2013/2014, which begins April 1, 2013. This district geographically covers the area from the United States border, east to Osoyoos, west of Princeton and north of Salmon Arm. All individuals or companies registered in 2012 will have received invitations by mail to re‑register hired equipment for 2013. If you have new equipment to be added to your profile, you can register online at or contact the District Office in Kelowna to obtain the appropriate forms. Any individuals who were not registered in 2011/2012, but wish to have equipment listed are hereby invited to contact the District Office, either in person or by phone, to obtain the appropriate registration forms. Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance or up‑to‑date WorkSafe BC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. Only owned or lease‑to‑own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment may only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations is midnight on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment, or for changing or deleting equipment information already listed.

Register through the Okanagan Shuswap District Office at: 1358 St. Paul Street, Suite 300, Kelowna You can also phone 250 712-3660 or send a fax to 250 712-3669 to have the forms mailed or faxed to you.


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School district contest puts healthy living in spotlight wards a health project for their school, and will have a chance to compete for the district-wide prize of an additional $400. All entries must be

Gardens of goodness: Eagle River Secondary student Ashleigh Doyle focuses on healthy eating. Photo submitted are encouraged to be creative, and topics could range from healthy eating, physical activity, inclusion, di-

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Nominate eco-heroes for Earth Day The search is on for the country’s hometown eco heroes. Earth Day Canada (EDC), in partnership with Mill Street Brewery and the RBC Foundation, is looking for Canada’s 2013 Hometown Heroes. The Hometown Heroes Award Program recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders, groups or small businesses who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action. “All across the country members of the community are taking action to support a healthier environment,” said Jed Goldberg,

president of Earth Day Canada. “More importantly, they are inspiring and engaging others to solve environmental challenges. We are recognizing and celebrating these environmental heroes and their achievements while providing some financial support to help them continue their valuable efforts.” Heroic candidates can win the Individual Hometown Heroes Award — a $10,000 cash prize to donate to a local environmental group/cause of their choice; the Group Hometown Heroes Award — a $10,000 cash prize to support

their work; or the Small Business Hometown Heroes Award — a $5,000 cash prize that must be used by the business to make an operational change that results in the business lessening their environmental impact, and permission from EDC to use the award and the EDC logo for one year to help market and promote the business and/ or an approved product. For more information, or to nominate yourself, a friend, a group or small business from your community, visit The nomination deadline is April 1.

submitted by March 8 and include the school, names of participants and their contact information in the credits. Projects can be uploaded to moodle2. The school winners will also attend a student health forum on April 17. More information is available on the school district

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The Sicamous Eagles are back on a winning streak. For their past four games, the Eagles have gone undefeated. This includes two home-ice victories over the past weekend versus the Nelson Leafs, 5-2, and the North Okanagan Knights, 6-5. In Sicamous’ Feb. 8 contest against the Leafs, scoring didn’t commence until the second half of the first frame, when Nelson converted the power play into a goal. Not letting their fans down, Sicamous tied things up before the period’s end with a marker by Brad Crump, assisted by Jordan Harder and Steven Powers. The Leafs took a 2-1 lead five minutes

into the second period. But penalties soon put them at a disadvantage. The Eagles were able to turn two power plays into a 3-2 lead, with goals by Cameron Berry (assisted by Alex Dartnall and Jameson Stoski), and Nathan Grieve (Dominick Hodges, Crump). Sicamous markers were bookends to the third period, with a goal by Berry (Dartnall) at 19:37, and a goal by Nicholas Astasiewicz at 0:06. For the latter goal, Sicamous pulled their goalie, Jack Surgenor, who shared the assist with Cam Olson. Berry was named first star, Dartnall second and Surgenor third. Sicamous’ Feb. 9 game got off to a less optimistic start, with the Knights taking a

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2-0 lead in the first period. The second period opened with an early Knights marker. The Eagles responded, however, with goals by Michael Bell (Harder, Devon Quartly), Corbin Marcotte (Quinn Rempel, Berry), Brendan Devries (Harder) and Hodges (Grieve, Rempel). Following two more goals from the Knights, Devries ended the period with a late goal for Sicamous, aided by Harder and Quartly. Both teams fought hard in the third period to break the 5-5 tie, but Sicamous showed they wanted it more, and a tie-breaker scored by Hodges (Berry, Astasiewicz) wound up being the winning goal. Tonight, it’s the Eagles versus hosts, the Chase Heat.

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SICAMOUS EAGLES PLAYER PROFILE Position: Defenseman Home Town: Revelstoke, BC Age: 18 Height: 6’ 1” Weight: 205 Prev Team: Chase Heat Hobbies / Interests: Golf Personal Hero: My Dad Goals / Objectives: Win a Championship Favorite NHL Team: Vancouver Canucks Favorite Player: Kevin Bieksa Favorite Music: Country Favorite Food: Pasta What do you like best about playing hockey in Sicamous: WINNING!


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MONDAY FEB 18 Lunch Bunch: 12 pm - 2 pm Public Skating: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pre Novice: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Atom: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pee Wee: 7:15 - 8:15 Old Timers: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Allen to put MMA title online in Penticton fight To meet him, one would never suspect Ryan Allen of being a cage fighter. His quick smile and quiet disposition seem out of place in a mixed martial arts world of broken noses and multiple tattoos. But make no mistake, Allen is a hardcore competitor through and through. Raised in Sicamous, Allen currently trains out of Gracie Barra Salmon Arm and Gracie Barra Vernon and he will be stepping into the octagon for the sixth time on Feb. 16 in Penticton. With a record of 4-1, Allen will be put-

ting his Battlefield Fight League Amateur Middleweight title on the line when he meets Jared Revel. Allen burst onto the provincial MMA scene in May 2011 when he won his first cage fight by technical knock-out in less than 20 seconds. Although he started fighting at 205 pounds, the journeyman carpenter has since dropped to the 185-pound division. “There were tougher fights at 185,” Allen said of the drop. “I would rather fight a tougher opponent so I dropped down a weight class. I think

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I’m better suited at that weight.” Allen, who holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, got into MMA because he wanted to be tested. “I just like to compete,” he said, adding he has always thought MMA was cool, so when he got into Jiujitsu, competing in MMA was a natural step. “You want to push yourself.” Under the coaching

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League) Ryan will be a very tough fight,” said Deveault. “He’s very confident in his standup abilities, and so am I. He is comfortable in every area of the fight: on the ground, against the cage, standing up. That makes him a tough opponent. He is very well rounded.” With several fights under his belt, Allen says he now has a better understanding of the game.

“With experience comes confidence. You know what to expect going in there,” he said. “You get hit in the face a few times; it’s part of what you’re doing.” Deveault said Allen continues to evolve as a fighter and works hard between battles. “He’s always improving and he likes to mix things up a bit and try different things,” said Deveault.


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of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belts Mario Deveault and Dave Rothwell, Allen has been working on his standup skills as well as his ground game. Deveault, who operates Gracie Barra clubs in Salmon Arm, Grindrod and Vernon also has years of experience in striking martial arts. “I am very confident that for anyone in Battlefield (Fight

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Drop in and explore your artistic side at Red Barn On THE ARTS CARLA KRens

The Red Barn Arts Centre is a hub of activity these days. There is something to do every weekday, and in a lot of different fields of the arts. I did a write up of all the member groups last month, but I decided to do a visual of the fun that is being had by the participants. There are the old sayings, “a pic-

ture speaks louder than words,” or “a picture paints a thousand words,” and that makes my column for this month a little less work but more fun to look at. For years, I have been encouraging people to try their hand at some form of art or craft. It is a great feeling to learn something new and to

Monday: 1 p.m., Three Chord Ukulele Band (STUB). Drop in, bring your own ukulele and we will teach. No need to read music.

create something all your own. For this month, the slogan at the Red Barn Arts Centre is: Just Drop In. All of the groups will welcome you with open arms, and will make you feel at home. It is a great way to be creative and have fun and socialize too.

I am thankful that Dawn Hoover, from the Eagle Valley Photography Arts Club, who agreed to take the pictures for me. She is a very talented photographer. So here is a list of all of the programs, together with pictures of some of the participants in each program.

Tuesday: 7 p.m., Sicamous Amateur Drama Club (SADC) rehearsals. Drop in, even if interested in helping out with things other than acting. (Current production has already been cast).

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday Arts For Everyone (WAFE). Drop in, Wednesday: 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Eagle Valley Photog-

bring your paint supplies, crochet, etc.

raphy Art Club (EVPAC), Drop in, learn more about photography, attend workshops etc.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club (EVB&P). This group Thursday: 1 p.m., The Barn Sing-along Singers (BASS). No need to read music, Friday: has been in existence for over 30 years so they know their stuff. Bring your art supplies just drop in and sing along..

and just drop in.

Eagle Valley News, February 13, 2013  

February 13, 2013 edition of the Eagle Valley News