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Salmon Arm: Federal grant of $247,000 to update 25-year-old infrastructure. By Martha Wickett

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The odds of a big equipment breakdown at the aging pool in Salmon Arm have just decreased considerably. Wednesday morning North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes was in town, bearing gifts. On behalf of Western Economic Diversification, he presented a cheque for $247,000 to be used for improvements to the SASCU Rec-



reation Centre. The funds, which come from the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, will be matched by $250,000 the City of Salmon Arm holds in reserve, combining for a half-million dollar upgrade to the pool. “It’s been a while since we gathered for some really great news,” said a pleased Carl Bannister, the city’s chief administrative officer, in introducing Mayes. “I think this will create a sense


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SLIPP forging ahead

Transition: Committee plans to meet more frequently. By Barb Brouwer



n Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes stands at the soon-to-be-upgraded pool with Coun. Denise Reimer; Mayor Nancy Cooper; city administrator Carl Bannister; Coun. Marg Kentel; Salmon Arm Economic Development manager Lana Fitt; Shuswap Recreation Society general manager Dale Berger and Coun. Chad Eliason.

Pool to get UV filtration, new boilers, updated locker rooms Continued from front entrance, new lockers, new drainage on the pool decks, and updated heat exchangers to transfer heat to the pool and hot tub. He said the improvements could extend the life of the 26-year-old facility by 10 years. “Right now we are maxed out in the pool. Our biggest fear now is catastrophic failure of a piece of equipment. If we can get ourselves another 10 years, it will give us time to plan what to do next… possibly building a new facility or renovating this one.” Although a future energy exchange between the pool and the ice rinks has been touted as an energy saver, Berger said the present price of natural gas

significantly decreases any payoffs from such a huge project. Following design work for the latest project and awarding of tenders, the pool will be shut down for a month to carry out the improvements, probably from mid-August to mid-September, Berger said. This would be a two-week extension of the annual two-week shutdown in September. Mayes congratulated those who put together the funding application as well as former city maintenance supervisor, Jim Ellis, who repaired pool equipment for many years. One aspect of the federal government, Mayes said with a smile, “is you send us money back east and once in a while you get it back.” He noted that the

funds are a good investment for the community. “Good facilities invite people to come to our town.” Mayor Nancy Cooper said the timing is perfect. “The big part about this is we will be able to do all these repairs without a tax increase. We really, really appreciate it. There just comes a time when things need to be upgraded.” Bannister added his appreciation of Ellis’ work in keeping the pool operating, saying he has “duct-taped and jerry-rigged every piece of equipment.” He also thanked city staff and Salmon Arm Economic Development Manager Lana Fitt for their work on the funding application.

SLIPP is not sliding away – not yet anyway. Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process steering committee members met in City of Salmon Arm council chambers Feb. 1 to discuss the project’s future. The Fraser Basin Council had been asked to take over administration of the process at the end of 2012 amid concerns regarding oversight and communication issues. SLIPP was created in 2007 in response to concerns regarding increased development, pollution entering lakes in the Shuswap watershed, and conflicting recreation demands. Ian McGregor, then-Fish and Wildlife manager of the Ministry of Environment’s Thompson Region, was the main catalyst in the group that included stakeholders from various levels of government and environmental groups. Priorities were established with one of the top ones being the need for water-quality monitoring, something that couldn’t be accomplished without a substantial cash infusion. Two years ago, the Thompson Nicola Regional District, Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Columbia Shuswap Regional District electoral areas C, D, E and F agreed to fund a three-year pilot project with annual allocations of $335,000. Prior to his death, Electoral Area C South Shuswap director Ted Bacigalupo, who was a champion and chair of SLIPP’s steering committee, enthusiastically kept partners up-to-date on activities. Following his death, McGregor was overseeing both technical and administrative roles. The funding partners had hoped to relieve McGregor of the administrative pressures allowing him to concentrate on

the technical committee, where where we’re going and what, if his skills were invaluable. any, changes we need to make. This was something CSRD Beyond that no decisions have chief administrative officer been made at this point.” Charles Hamilton made clear at Morgan admits he was “set a Jan. 9 meeting at the regional back a bit” at being elected chair district office, a suggestion that of the steering committee, conled to McGregor’s resignation. sidering his former criticism of “Ian McGregor has been the the process. driving force behind the initia“Now I’m wearing a different tive and I don’t want to see his hat, so I have to view this with an role diminished in any way; air of responsibility to the progiven his technical expertise and cess,” he says. “I was more of a his history with the SLIPP ini- heckler; now I’m responsible tiative,” Hamilton emphasized, for helping to set the direction of noting he had simply suggested SLIPP going forward. We want a more formal oversight because to make it work. It might be public funds are involved and working differently than it has because he was being inundat- in the past, but we wanna make ed with questions it work.” about SLIPP’s staJim Coopertus. man, president of “I think it’s very the Shuswap Enviunfortunate that ronmental Action Mr. McGregor Committee, said has elected to step he had been woraside because his ried about SLIPP’s contributions have future and relieved been essential to by the tone of the the success of this Feb. 1 meeting. process,” Ham- Charles Hamilton “Top marks are ilton said. “At no deserved for how time was anyone SLIPP has imon the steering committee or on proved co-operation among all staff questioning that. The in- the levels of government and the tention was not to be critical of three regional districts within his performance but simply to the Shuswap watershed,” he strengthen what I perceived to says. “Mapping has been combe perhaps somewhat less than pleted and is available on a pubrobust administrative oversight.” lic website that provides clear Those concerns seem to have direction for foreshore planning, been quelled and an air of op- as well as for the successful restimism renewed at the recent toration efforts that have been steering committee meeting in underway. Although SLIPP has Salmon Arm, where CSRD’s had to survive with minimal Area F North Shuswap director funding, it has managed to put Larry Morgan was elected chair. the focus on the most critical “We had a good positive need, water quality monitoring, meeting, we’re encouraged which is now in its third year.” about working with the Fraser SLIPP’s public advisory Basin Council and we’re go- committees and partner agening to provide more oversight, cies will meet in March and the at least this year,” he said, not- steering committee will meet ing there will be a minimum of the following week to address four steering committee meet- specific projects that are underings this year. “We’ll have to get way or slated to get underway into the details before we know this year.


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Fix doesn’t satisfy residents

Hummingbird Creek: Replacement culvert sought. By Lachlan Labere


Swansea Point residents are far from content with the province’s plan for flood mitigation along Hummingbird Creek. Last Wednesday, representatives from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure attended a public meeting at the Swansea Point Fire Hall to outline their plan to repair the creek. MOTI district manager Murray Tekano said work was to begin Monday, Feb. 18, to restore the creek to the condition it was in prior to the June 23, 2012 flash flood, so that it would be able to handle a one-in-200 year flood based on “clear flow” modelling (i.e.: flooding without debris such as the trees and boulders that came down Hummingbird Creek in the destructive 1997 and 2012 flash floods).  This second phase of work at Swansea Point, said Tekano, will include the removal of rock and other debris from the creek bed. The section from Mara Lake up to the culvert under Highway 97A will be lowered by a meter. In addition, the creek will be “armoured” with riprap rock up to the highway, and along portions on the upper channel, including where water ripped away chunks of residential property, along with rip-rap.

What the ministry will not do is replace the culvert, which was identified by the majority of residents as necessary to mitigate future debris flows similar to the one in June, when the culvert was rapidly plugged, forcing the torrent over the highway and through residential areas. Swansea Point Community Association president Dan Keely says residents are pleased to finally see action from the province to address the creek. At the same time, he says they are dissatisfied, and will likely remain so until the culvert is addressed.  “I feel if they don’t replace that culvert, the same thing is going to happen, whether it’s next year, or the year after… It’s going to happen again,” says Keely, noting how even when there isn’t a dramatic debris flow, water tends to bottleneck at the culvert come freshet. “Because the culvert will not take debris away, as soon as you get a big log down that stream, it blocks that culvert… And if we have a freshet that’s going to be as big as people imagine it’s going to be, and if we get some rain with it, it’s going to happen this year.” The importance of replacing the culvert was repeatedly stressed at the meeting by locals of varying backgrounds, A5

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n Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure district manager Murray Tekano listens patiently as Swansea Point resident Barry Beardsell expresses his concerns. from politics to engineering. “The problem started with the clearcuts above. That’s where it started and, over the years, the debris has worked its way down,” commented Dan Danyluk, a retired engineer. “And right now, the culvert is adequate for the water. But certainly it’s not adequate for the debris. And it’s the debris that has caused both of the incidents here in ’97 and last year.” What residents are seeking is either a larger culvert, one that would allow the debris to flow through, or a bridge, such as the one included in a $4 million project proposed by the province in 2004 that never came to fruition. Tekano, however, said the existing culvert is in “pretty good condition,” but he also said the ministry would be studying the culvert’s effectiveness over the spring.

“I am not saying there’s going to be a bridge built, or there’s going to be anything more done than that,” said Tekano. “But we are looking at more options that we can do. And at some point that culvert will need to be replaced; it’s not going to last.”

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Small price to be out on the water It would seem that we spend the first half of our lives acquiring stuff and the second half trying to get rid of it. I know that over the years I have certainly managed to acquire way too much stuff – you know, the kind of things you simply have to have when you see them, use once or twice and then never use again. Some of the things I’ve managed to acquire don’t even make sense. A case in point: I currently own two expensive four-stroke gas boat motors and an electric trolling motor, but no boat. Don’t even ask me. The real question should be how did I manage back in the days when I didn’t even own one boat motor, back when I had to row my boat. All I know is, I managed, and when it comes right down to it, having to row your boat gives you a chance to get to know a lake better. It gives you a chance to keep an eye out for insect hatches coming off and trout rising on the

THE GREAT OUTDOORS James Murray surface to feed. Maybe when I do get around to buying a new boat, I’ll also make a point of using my oars a bit more often as well. I know if I sold the two gas motors I could afford to buy a boat – maybe not a new one, but one good enough for a guy like me. I can’t really say that I miss any of the too-manyto-mention boats that I have owned in my day. A boat is pretty much a utilitarian sort of thing to me. There are, however, a number of things that I could never get rid of, like my father’s cane fly rod and his handmade Scaracione salmon reel. Every time I take either of them out to look at, I think

back on any number of fishing trips we took together. I can see him casting his rod in long smooth loops that just sort of sailed through the air so gracefully. I can see the amber glint of the sun on the Tonkin cane. I can almost hear his laughter, his wonderfully precious laughter. I can almost pick up a hint of his Old Spice aftershave. That stuff must have set him back at least a buck a bottle. Sometimes I go through his fly box and look at all the flies lined up like little soldiers. Flies that he bought, mostly at Gerlovin’s Hardware, and never got around to using. Flies that he continued to buy every time he went in there to pick up some nails or a quart of paint, and ended up talking about fishing. Flies he paid hard earned money for even though he probably knew he would never cast because his legs had grown too weary. Flies he gave to me, along with his two-sided Wheaton fly box, one Sunday afternoon after we had

spent a day casting on the Adams. I know he would have wanted me to use those flies. I also know that he would have a few choice words for me because I have never used them. But somehow, I’ve never been able to bring myself to cast with one of them, in case I lost it on a nice fish. I can just hear him telling me that that’s why the %*@# he bought them. He was a blacksmith, but he was also a wordsmith. According to my father, an artificial fly pattern was “little more than a piece of metal with a few feathers, some wool and a bit of tinsel tied to it,” and was “conceived by one fool and cast by another fool in hopes of fooling a fish that was foolish enough to be fooled by such a foolish thing in the first place.” After all, isn’t losing a few flies but a small price to pay for just being out on the water.

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n The former location of Salmon Arm GM, which was destroyed by fire, is where a gaming centre will be constructed.

Plans for Adams Lake Band’s gaming centre move ahead By Martha Wickett

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Construction of a gaming centre in Salmon Arm is expected to begin this summer. The Adams Lake Indian Band has received the approvals it needs to proceed with the centre, says band manager Albert Quinn. “It’s moving along very well,” he told the Observer. “We’re in the final stages of getting the documents between the developer and the band in place.” Construction at the former GM site at 10th Street SW and the Trans-Canada Highway is then expected to take 10 to 12 months. “I believe BCLC (the BC Lottery Commission) has been satisfied on all points, I believe the City of Salmon Arm has been satisfied on all points… I don’t think there’s anything standing in the way at this point.” The centre is not called a casino by the lottery commission because it does not have card

games like poker and blackjack – no table games. Instead, it features online bingo and slot machines. The first phase of the project involves the gaming centre, while a four-storey, 103-room hotel is planned for a second phase of development, he said. The gaming centre will be built with the ability to connect to the proposed hotel. “There’ll be a side entrance as it (the hotel) is to the side. I’m going to suggest access to the hotel will be on the Shell side of the road. The gaming facility will be to the far end, backing up to the Garage Furniture Company.” Quinn said the gaming centre alone is expected to provide about 100 jobs. Regarding the potential for addictions and accompanying social problems, he said: “That’s there and it’s happening anyways. We’re analyzing patrons from Kamloops and Vernon; over 30 per cent are coming

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n John Reischman and the Jaybirds are familiar faces in the South Shuswap. The group will perform on-stage at Carlin Hall Monday, March 25. noticed by an avid bluegrass listener, he says. Their sound derives from their unique influences, which include old-time music, a precursor to bluegrass. “In old-time, the roots to Celtic and blues are more obvious,” says Reischman. “There is more Irish and Scottish fiddling and Southern gospel and things like that.” The band’s sound has a bit more of a folkie edge to it, although Reischman does assure there are a number of songs that are a little more ‘hard core’ as well as a number that are more mellowed down. “I think we appeal to some folks who are maybe not bluegrass

diehards but like all kinds of music,” says Reischman, assuring their show is suitable for all ages. While the band bears his name, Reischman says it is not him and his backup band. Instead, the group takes great care in making sure everyone has their place, each having their own song where they take the lead on-stage. This is something else that gives them a little bit of an edge on other bluegrass bands, as some songs might have that washboard feel, others are headed up by some toe-tappin’ fiddle playing. John Reischman and the Jay Birds also play a large number of original songs, something

that makes them stand out among the many bluegrass cover bands. Stellar Jays, a signature song that appeared on their last CD, has received rave reviews. It was described as being a trademark of their old-time-infused bluegrass sound that respects tradition while advancing the music. The song was also nominated for two 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The Vancouverbased band has toured around the area before and has become a well-known face at the Nimble Fingers Festival in Sorrento, where they would often teach lessons or simply stop in to participate themselves.


The group will be attending a festival in the days heading up to their Carlin show and will not be taking a break after that. Soon after their performance ends the band will be packing up their instruments to head down south for a tour in California. John Reischman and The Jaybirds will be taking the stage at the Carlin Hall Monday, March 25. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. with the performance set to begin at 7:30. Tickets are available in advance at Acorn Music on Lakeshore Drive in Salmon Arm for $20. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25 each.

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Club open to more members By Cavelle Layes


Probus Club of Copper Island has celebrated a major landmark, officially become one of the more than 200 Probus clubs in Canada. The club’s members have joined with more than 27,000 members across the country and are now inviting men, women and couples to join. The club is hoping to meet more people from the North Shuswap, Chase, Sorrento, Blind Bay, White Lake, Eagle Bay and Wild Rose Bay areas. The club provides

local residents with the opportunity to come together, meet new people, listen to guest speakers and share in a lively conversation. Club organizers also hope to offer something for everyone no matter the interest, and invite participants to form sub-groups according to their shared interests. The club tries to bring in a wide range of guest speakers to meet a wide range of interests. Past speakers have included Jim Cooperman, president of the Shuswap Environmental Action Society. In October, the club

brought in two representatives from the BC Securities Commission to speak about investment fraud. This month, Steve Corrie provided the group with background on The Voice of the Shuswap, the new community radio station out of Salmon Arm. The March 14 meeting will feature guest, Kathryn Vennard, a lawyer with Brooke Jackson Downs in Salmon Arm. Vennard will be speaking on wills, and the necessity to review and update them. The guest speakers are not the only reason

to join the club; however, other activities the club has been involved with are a potluck lunch and tour of an organic garlic farm, summer potluck lunch at a private beach park, a wine tour of local wineries and Crannog Ales, dinner theatre at Quaaout Lodge, Christmas luncheon and skits with Peter Blacklock, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The club’s meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at Toad Hall, behind Toby’s Restaurant, in Sorrento. The coffee is on by 9:30 a.m. for social

interaction, and the meetings will start at 10 a.m. The intention of the club is to have an interesting selection of guest speakers with a variety of topics for everyone. Attend the next meeting to see if the Probus Club is something you would be interested in joining. For more information, in Blind Bay, call Simon Brown at 250675-2140; in Chase, call Gary Koo at 250 679-3340; or Dave Barton at 250-6754887. Or check the Probus website at http:// www.


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Dates to remember Salmon Arm and Sorrento Senior Theatre programs are being amalgamated with the Cedar Heights program for the balance of the spring season. Sessions are held at the Cedar Heights Community Centre at a new time – from 1:30 to 3:30 Wednesdays. Participants will present a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre to be presented April 19 and 20 at the Log and Hearth Restaurant.  The program is in support of the Relay for Life fundraising efforts of the Blind Bay Bunch. For more information, call Peter Black-

lock at 250-675-3004. World Day of Prayer 2013, Friday, March 1, at 2 p.m. Service will be held at St. Mary`s Anglican/United Church in Sorrento. Card night at Carlin Hall begins Friday, March 8 and runs throughout the month of March, for all ages, cost is $42. Probus Club, the second Thursday of every month, Toad Hall in Sorrento. Coffee is on at 9:30 a.m. and the meetings begin at 10. The Sorrento Lions Club will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. at the Sorrento/Blind Bay Community Park. Fun

for all the family includes Easter egg hunt for children of all ages; Easter bonnet contest for all ages. Take your own basket and join the fun in the park. Food and refreshments provided. The Easter Bunny arrives by fire truck. Eagle Bay Hall activities include pool every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call Al at 250675-2178 for more information. Darts and bridge are played Fridays at 7:15 p.m. Call Terry or Eugene at  250-675-3006. Arts Club takes place Fridays at 10 a.m. Call Rolly at 250-6755386.

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Shuswap Children’s Association and the Salmar Community Association recently cohosted a special encore presentation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Salmar Classic. The film brilliantly depicted the life and challenges of an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Half of the proceeds from the wellattended event were donated to the Shuswap Autism Support Group. “We are so grateful to the Salmar Community Association for their support and to all the community members who attended this amazing film,” said Tanja Carlson, Autism Support Co-ordinator with Shuswap Children’s Association. “The funds will help us to continue to support families with an autism diagnosis by hosting workshops, bringing in guest speakers, and to purchase reference materials to educate, empower, and inspire. Current statistics reveal that 1 in 88 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and these numbers continue to rise.” The Autism Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at the Public Health Unit and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact 250-833-0164 or

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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. FRIDAY, FEB. 22

Festival to March 3. See for details. COFFEE HOUSE – Shuswap Writers’ Group hosts a coffee house at Choices on Lakeshore Drive from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A light supper is available at 5:30. For more information, call Cathy at 250-832-2454.


YOUTH DANCE – West Ave Productions hosts an electronic/dubstep show with

Mark Instinct and Moxix and Guests and 40,000 watts of professional sound run by Prolifik Sound, from 7:30 to midnight at the Downtown Activity Centre. Pre-sale tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. Contact Chris Eddy at 250-515-1488.


– Pies for the 17th annual Best of the Shuswap Pie Contest should

be submitted from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Mall at Piccadilly centre court. For official pie contest rules, call the village at 250-832-5243 or email APPRAISALS – Peter S. Blundell AA, independent art and antiques appraiser will be at the Mall at Piccadilly to Sunday, Feb. 23 and will give verbal opinions-of-value on antiques and collectibles. EDUCATION – All About Waldorf education open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at 460 10th Ave. SW. Guest speaker Janet Goldammer will talk about early years through the grades, the Waldorf way. DIAMOND DINNER – Elks and Royal Purple host “Elvis in the House,” a fundraising dinner at the Elks Community Hall at 3690 30th St. NE. Cocktail hour is 5 p.m. Dinner at 6. Tickets are $15 and are available from members or at the Comfort Inn after 3 p.m.


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

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

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

Tel: 250 832-2828

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

Nursery Care & Children’s Programs

1191 - 22nd Street NE

250 832-8452, 250 832-0910


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

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

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

soul, funk, rock, reggae sound at 8 p.m. at the Hideaway Pub. Admission is $7 at the door.


CUPCAKES – Lakeside Insurance will participate in National Cupcake Day to

raise awareness and urgently needed funds to support animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer wanted. Stop by the office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and buy a cupcake by donation.


SELF-ESTEEM: The Salmon Arm Secondary leadership group Miss

Representation – You Can’t Be What You Can’t See will be shown on the jumbo screen at the school’s Jackson campus gym at 7 p.m. CHILDREN’S ART – The SASCU Downtown Activity Centre hosts a “Little Artists’ Art Show” from 4 to 6 p.m. Drop off artwork of children ages three to 12 between Feb. 20 to 26 at room 35. Include child’s name, age and telephone number.

Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m. WELSH CELEBRATION – The third annual St. David’s Day dinner takes place at the Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre. For information, call Olwen Landers at 250-832-7074 or Lawrence Williams at 250-832-4415. ON-STAGE – Shuswap Theatre presents John Patrick’s mysterious comedic play, The Curious Savage, at 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2, 5 to 9 and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Shuswap Theatre.


MUSICAL FUNDRAISER – Enjoy an evening of music and storytelling from 7 to

9 p.m., with Sandy Cameron & friends, Roman Mujein, James Murray & Aimee Balloun, Kathlene du Toit, Cy O’Dell and more in support of Second Harvest Food Bank. Admission is by donation of non-perishable food items or toiletries.

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

Crossroads Free Methodist Church

Church of Christ

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

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

Mountain View Baptist Church

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

Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m.

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

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

Pastor Benje Bartley

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

If your church would like to advertise their services and location, or special events happening at your church, please call The Salmon Arm Observer at 250-832-2131 for advertising here.

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

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

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

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

Everyone Welcome!

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Public welcome!


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Salmon Arm Mennonite Church 4480 - 30th Street NE

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

Pastor James Baer 250 832-3615

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

SASCU Rec Center, Rm. 101 (west side) Phone for Information

250 517-8655 or 250 832-4705

Seventh-day Adventist Church Join us each Saturday ~ All ages

9:30 am. - Bible Study Hour 11:00 a.m. - Worship Service 3270 60th Avenue NE • 250 832-8936 Web: Study Online:



Sundays at 9:00 am & 10:45 am 3151 - 6th Ave. NE The Rev. Bruce Chalmers


Children’s Ministry & Childcare for all ages, both services

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Co-sponsor of Morning Star Bible Camp, Westbank, B.C.

(250) 833-1890 Tuesday Eucharist 10 a.m.

Little Mountain Bible Chapel

• Sunday ~ Worship & Remembrance - 9:30 a.m. • Family Bible Hour/Sunday School - 11 a.m. • Thursday ~ Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Anglican/ United Church 1188 Trans Canada Hwy., Sorrento Ph. 250-675-2294


10:30 a.m. Family Service

Everyone is Welcome!

Pastor Ken Finstad

Care Groups for everyone

Wednesday is ‘Family Night’ 6:30-8 pm – Something for every age

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FILM FARE – Shuswap Film Society presents the Shuswap International Film

Sundays at 10:30 am Parkview School, 605 Parksville St. Children’s Ministry for kids up to 12 yrs Weekly Ministries for all ages


Sundays at 10:30 am Sorrento Memorial Hall, TCH Children’s Ministry for kids up to 12 yrs

Visit us at: Contact: 250 832-4004, email

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

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Wireless worries to be aired

n Jason and Pharis Romero perform for a packed house at Carlin Hall on Feb. 15.

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Film festival comes to Classic Head to the Salmar Classic Theatre as the 24th Shuswap International Film Festival rolls out Feb. 22 to March 2. • Quartet: Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m. • Mighty Uke: Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m. • A Happy Event (Un heureux événement): Saturday, Feb. 23, 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. • The Imposter: Saturday, Feb. 23, 3:40 p.m. • Amour: Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m. • Red Dog: Sunday, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. • Searching for Sugar Man: Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. • Hyde Park on Hudson: Sunday, Feb. 24, 3:40 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. • The Sessions: Sunday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m.

• Karakara: Monday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m. • The Well Digger’s Daughter (La fille du Puisatier): Monday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. • We Have a Pope (Habemus Papam): Friday, March 1, 4 p.m. • Nothing to Declare (Rien à déclarer): Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets must be purchased before 3 p.m. at Wearabouts. Tickets are $7 for a single, a five-film pass is

$30 and a one-year pass is $175. Reserved tickets may be purchased by Visa or MasterCard at 250-832-2294. Dress as your favourite diva or divo to win door prizes at opening night festivities this Friday. Second Harvest Food Bank will have bins for donations of food items, and SAGA Public Art Gallery will serve a “reel lunch” Feb. 23 and 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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We want to hear from you! We are looking at potential transit service covering the communities of Sicamous, Swansea Point, Malakwa and Falkland. Let us know how you currently travel and your priorities for transit service. Monday, March 4 7 pm - 9 pm

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Jerry Flynn, a retired Canadian military wireless communications expert with more than 22 years of experience in the field of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), will speak at First United Church on Okanagan Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Have you ever wondered if your exposure to the radiation from the wireless devices in your life might be harmful? Such devices include your cell phone, new wireless Hydro smart meters, wireless Internet connections, cordless phones, microwave ovens, and even your wireless baby monitor – they all emit radiation. Flynn will share scientific evidence that strongly suggests precautions need to be taken to protect humans against the multi-layers of electromagnetic radiation EMR. Flynn served withNATO forces as an expert on the vulnerabilities and dangers of wireless radio systems. He claims wireless technology is very vulnerable to eavesdropping and even cyberattack. Flynn will appear in Salmon Arm on Feb. 26. Admission is by donation with a suggested minimum amount of $5 to cover expenses, which include a DVD and handouts for attendees.

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n A group of Grade 8 students who participated in the Okanagan College Math Challengers competition gather Thursday, Feb. 14 in Kelowna. There were two Shuswap Middle School teams of five students each and amongst 10 Grade 8 teams from all over the Okanagan they placed second overall. Individually, Rowan McDonald placed third overall, Harley Bootsma was fourth and Rachel May was sixth. Team members include: Adrianna Williams, Ella ShykulaRoss, Rachel May, Curtis Bannister, Jessica Brown, Harley Bootsma, Dawson Mayes, Avery Papworth, Rowan McDonald and Jaeden Izik-Dzurko.


Trial set for September Five weeks have been set aside in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops for the trial of a man accused in a fatal boat crash on Shuswap Lake in July 2010. Leon Reinbrecht, 50, from Celista, was the operator of a speedboat that collided head-on with a houseboat on the 2010 Canada Day weekend, leaving the 18-foot Campion Runabout fully embedded inside the houseboat’s cabin. Killed in the crash was houseboat owner and driver, 53-yearold Kenneth William (Kenny) Brown of Chase. Eight people were injured. Reinbrecht faces charges of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. Rather than going through a preliminary inquiry, which was initially scheduled for January of this year, the Crown opted for a rarely used route – proceeding by the more streamlined direct indictment. Jury selection is set for Sept. 3 of this year, while the trial is scheduled to begin on Sept. 9.


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In praise of pits, nuts and seeds

A Package of Seeds by Aileen Fisher They can’t see their pictures, They can’t read the label – The seeds in a package – So how are they able To know if they’re daisies Or green for the table? Do you remember when the first seedless watermelons and grapes came out in the grocery store or the first pit-less peach? Well that’s bananas! While some no doubt hailed them as a great thing because they were so much easier to eat without the inconvenience of dealing with the ‘useless’ pits or seeds, others were sounding the alarm bells. Since when is it a good idea when industry produces a ‘new food’ that can’t, or we can’t, reproduce itself? If that’s OK with us, then maybe it’s our minds that have just plain gone to seed…. Seeds, pits and nuts are a miraculous and true wonder in nature’s world and should never, ever be taken for

“Purchasing heirloom seeds give life to our future and prevents the loss of genetic seed diversity, so our organic seed and plant growers play a crucial role.” If you want to have a truly organic garden, you will need to buy organic seeds, even if you never use pesticides, commercial fertilizers or weed killer in your garden. Organic seeds have a better heritage, are proven to be stronger and healthier and do not carry any harmful pesticides or insecticides built in to their tiny cells like genetically modified seeds do. They produce plants that are more naturally disease and pest resistant and produce foods with increased nutritional value and taste.

Purchasing heirloom seeds gives life to our future and prevents the loss of genetic seed diversity, so our organic seed and plant growers play a crucial role in the health and well-being of both people and our planet. And remember, the only materials the seeds have to use are the nutrients it contains at its initial stage – and after that, just earth and sunlight. The soil the seeds are sown and grown in makes all the dif-

ference for a strong and healthy plant, so provide a nutrient and mineral-rich soil to plant and grow them in. So come out and support the Seedy Saturday on March 2 at the L.A. Fortune School in Enderby from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is always a good opportunity to meet some great seed suppliers, farmers and other vendors and to listen to some excellent presentations on a number of topics

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Imperial papacy will continue Global VIews Gwynne Dyer It’s the Roman Catholic Church, not the Republican Catholic Church or the People’s Revolutionary Socialist Democratic Catholic Church. Its rigid hierarchy and its centralizing instincts are due almost entirely to the fact it became the state religion of the Roman Empire more than 1,600 years ago. The pope is still, in essence, the emperor. How Roman are the traditions and instincts of the church that Pope Benedict XVI has led for the past seven years? Well, one of his titles is “pontifex maximus,” usually translated from the Latin as “supreme pontiff.” That was the title of the high priest of the old Roman (pagan) state religion under the Republic. When Rome became an empire, the emperors took it over, starting with Augustus. Somewhere in the fifth or sixth century — the timing is not clear — the title was transferred to the Christian bishop of Rome, who had become the head of

the new state religion of Christianity. This is not to say popes are secretly pagans: they are monotheists to the core. (The answer to the rhetorical question, “Is the Pope a Catholic?” is “Yes”.) But, they are Roman Catholics and the religion they lead is still run like an empire. Very occasionally some maverick pope tries to change the model, but the system always wins in the end. Benedict XVI was the emperor of a shrinking domain, for the Catholic Church has been shedding adherents not only in the West, where it is everywhere in steep decline, but also in the Latin American, African and Asian countries where it once held unchallenged sway. While secularism is the enemy that steals the faithful in the West, evangelical forms of Christianity are seducing Catholic believers away in what we used to call the Third World. There are many who blame this hemorrhage on the outgoing pope (the first time anybody has ever used that phrase about a pope, for they normally die in office, like the emperors did). Benedict was chosen by his colleagues because they believed he would fight off fundamental change — and he performed his duty well.


His resignation for health reasons is an innovation, but it is the first of which he has been guilty. He held the line on abortion (a sin in almost all circumstances), homosexuality (likewise, unless the person remains entirely celibate), married or female priests (definitely not), re-marriage after divorce (ditto) and contraception (under no circumstances, though he later said HIV-positive prostitutes might be justified in asking their clients to use condoms). It may seem weird that all of these major controversies are about sexuality or gender, but that’s not actually the Catholic Church’s fault. It’s equally inflexible in defending the doctrines of the Virgin Birth, the Triune God and Papal Infallibility. It’s just that far more Catholics care about doctrines that affect their daily lives than about theological dogmas that have little practical effect. What the Catholic Church is really fighting is modernization, which it sees as moral decline. Perhaps it is right (though I don’t think so), but it is losing the battle. Yet Benedict XVI and the Church hierarchy are condemned to fight this battle until the last ditch because they believe, probably correctly, that full modernization would make

them irrelevant. So, there’s no point in going on about how Pope Benedict XVI (or will we go back to calling him Cardinal Ratzinger after the end of this month?) failed to modernize the Church. He wasn’t hired to do that. The only pope who did try was John XXIII and he died 50 years ago. Every pope since then (including the charismatic, but deeply conservative, John Paul II) has seen his task as being to stem the tide of change and restore the old order. The job was largely complete even before Benedict became pope seven years ago. His job has merely been to ensure there is no backsliding into liberalism, relativism and other modernist errors — and he has achieved that by ensuring almost the entire College of Cardinals (the men who choose the next pope) are reliably conservative and orthodox. The college had already been stuffed with conservative cardinals by his predecessor, John Paul II, so even there he really didn’t have to do much except steer the same steady course. Not a single one of the cardinals who are seen as “papabili” (men who might be elected as pope) could be described as liberal or reformist. There will be a new

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Make some noise against bullying! their own pink clothes, been bullied and approximately one in some from head to toe. 10 children have bullied others, while The bullies were rea 2004 study published in the Medical portedly never heard Journal of Pediatrics found that about from again. one in seven Canadian children aged This year, Feb. 27 is 11 to 16 are victims of bullying. Pink Shirt Day in B.C. It is important to recognize what and other parts of Continued on next page Canada, an annual anti-bullying event that started after the now-famous 2007 “sea of pink” campaign. The need for awareness and action against bullying remains as strong as ever say those involved in the pink event, cluding local radio (250) 832-0108 station CKNW, Black Press, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, and London Drugs, where people can buy the official pink shirts for 2013. “Awareness of what bullying is and understanding that it hurts is important,” says Boys and Girls Bully Free Zone!! Clubs of Greater Vancouver president and CEO Carolyn Tuckwell. “It isn’t just a rite of passage. It doesn’t have to happen. And it’s relevant to everyone, whether in school, after school or in the workplace.” According to www.bullyingLocated at the SASCU Recreation Centre, as many as 25 per cent 250-832-7811 of children in Grades 4 to 6 have

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bullying is, and that it happens in many forms – verbally, socially, physically and online (cyber bullying), says Tuckwell. “By wearing pink, people show they’re making that commitment, to not let bullying happen,” she says. Tuckwell and others emphasize that the pink shirt is secondary to raising awareness about bullying and getting people involved. B.C. is no stranger to tragedy related to bullying. From Surrey’s 14-year-old Hamed Nastoh, who jumped off the Patullo Bridge and killed himself after leaving a note behind blaming the constant bullying he endured at school, to Mission’s Dawn-Marie Wesley, 14, who committed suicide by hanging herself after relentless bullying, to Port Coquitlam’s Amanda Todd, 15, who killed herself after posting a video on YouTube talking about her experiences with cyber bullying, there are countless told and untold stories that remain horrific. The provincial government has taken steps to address bullying in recent years,

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programs that foster self-esteem, social engagement, academic success, inclusion, acceptance, respect for self and others, and connection to community. The CKNW Orphans Fund is committed to enhancing the lives of children with physical, mental and social challenges living in BC communities. The fund includes children who are bullied under

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Cyber-Bullying Seen as a Significant Concern among BC Residents 23% of Parents With Teens Say Their Teen Has Been CyberBullied (As Have 8% of Adults) ccording to a recent Insights West-6S Marketing study on social media behaviors and attitudes of 504 online BC adults, 48% are ”very concerned” about cyber-bullying in society overall, and a further 41% are “somewhat concerned.” Of the 18% of adults in BC with teens in the home, an alarming 23% of parents say their teens have been victims of cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying is not a problem exclusive to the teen world, howev-


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er, as 8% of adults themselves claim to have experienced it— and incidence increases to 12% among those whom we have classified as “heavy” social media users (those who use Facebook or Twitter at least once a day). Those in the 18-34 year old category are also substantially more likely to report being cyber-bullied (15%) than those in other age groups (7% for 35-54 year olds, and 4% among 55+). Continued on next page

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More than one in three (38%) either strongly support (17%) or somewhat support (21%) the privatization of liquor distribution in BC. However, a further 40% also either strongly oppose (24%) or somewhat oppose (16%) the change. Almost one in four (23%) are unsure on their position towards this issue. Although the incidence of cyber-bullying has hit alarming numbers of 23%, it still pales in comparison to the fact that the majority (58%) of parents say their teens have been victims of “traditional” bullying. Results of the poll show that BC residents believe a collective effort from individuals, educators, law enforcement and government should play a role in countering cyber-bullying. The vast majority of adults believe that it is parents who should be taking a primary role in countering cyber-bullying, and 60% of adults believe teens should take on a primary role— an attitude that is shared among both parents of teens and nonparents. Nearly half of BC residents (48%) feel that individuals should take the primary role. A smaller number of adults feel that the public school system (40%), police (32%), and media (30%)

should take a primary role, but a large minority believe these organizations should play secondary roles (35%, 35%, and 27%, respectively). The relatively new social phenomenon of cyber-bullying is driven by the relatively large number of British Columbians engaged in social media activities. Currently, 46% of adults use Facebook on a daily basis, a figure that increases to 64% among 18-34 year olds, and 50% of 35-44 year olds (daily Facebook use is reported by 29% of the 55+ age group). Daily Facebook use is also disproportionately higher among BC adults with teens living in the household (58%) vs. those without teens (43%). On average, 11% of British Columbians use Facebook weekly, 11% monthly, and 27% use it less often than that (about 5% don’t know). Women continue to dominate the Facebook space, with 53% being daily users, vs. 38% of men. Daily usage of Twitter is currently 16% on average — but dramatically higher among the 18-34 year old group (37%), dropping off to 15% among 3554’s, and only 4% among 55+. Other social media platforms (such as Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, etc.) have increased to A19

the point where 10% of the current population report daily usage. About Insights West: Insights West is a progressive, Western-based, full-service marketing research company that exists to serve the market with insights-driven research solutions and interpretive analysis, through leading-edge tools, normative databases, and senior level expertise across a broad range of public and private sector organizations. Results are based on an online study conducted in October 2012 among 504 British Columbians aged 18+ who are panel members. is Insights West’s inhouse access panel offering on-demand samples for both clients and research suppliers looking for Western Canadian populations. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for British Columbia for age, gender, and region. Results have a +/- 4.4 percentage point margin of error, 19 times out of 20.

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Golfing used to be something that Inky Whalley only did on vacation, but after moving to Chase she became more involved in the sport. “I’ve always liked the outdoors, and my husband and I used to take the clubs on vacation. Then we moved to Chase and got involved,” said Whalley. “Plus, I live by the golf course.” Whalley first entered the B.C. Seniors games held in Kelowna. She has now also participated in the ones that were held in Prince George, Chilliwack, Surrey and Castlegar. And there is a reason she keeps going back. “The senior games is about meeting new people and having a good time,” said Whalley. She also Don’t became involved as the zone eight golf co-ordinator four years ago, meaning that while participating in the games herself, she also makes posters, phones those who participated the previous year and books the golf courses if needed. Each zone in B.C. can send two men and two women per age category per division, and no more than 12 men and 12 women can compete per division. Within the golf

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n Kim Carroll watches Tarnow’s hairstylist Sheridan Abel put temporary coloured streaks in Jordyn Yost’s hair during the Variety - The Children’s Charity fundraising Fun Day held last Saturday at Centenoka Park Mall.

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Bid made to keep Ashton Creek School By Richard Rolke BLaCk Press

There’s uncertainty over a community asset in Ashton Creek. Jackie Pearase, regional district director, urged the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District to consider community needs and not just sell Ashton Creek Elementary to the highest bidder. “They didn’t ask me any questions. It’s hard to read what they’re going to do,” she said. “I’m not sure if they have already made up their minds or if they are keeping an open mind. I hope it is the latter.” The school was closed last year

because of low enrolment and the school district has deemed it surplus, paving the way for it to be sold. Pearase hopes the school district won’t just be attracted to the highest offer but will consider the role the building has played in Ashton Creek for decades. Pearase would like to see the site sold to Ashton Creek Fellowship, which currently leases the building for church services. “Community members utilize the gymnasium for winter sports and the local cadet corps will soon hold its weekly meetings in the building,” she said. She added that renovations by the church have made the building more appealing and there

could be after-school programs, sports, a community garden and possibly health services. The school district is currently in a consultation phase with residents and prospective buyers about properties it may sell. “When the process wraps up, we will have a clearer idea of what the public thinks of selling public space,” said Chris Coers, trustee for Ashton Creek. “The board has a responsibility to consider fair market value but that’s only what the seller is willing to accept and what the buyer is willing to offer.” A decision on selling the property could be made by trustees in March.

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Living WELL Canadians have developed a taste for salt. Sodium is a nutrient found in table salt and many other foods and most of us eat more than double the amount we need each day. Too much sodium puts stress on our hearts and can put our health at risk. February is Heart Month – a great time to learn about how reducing the amount of sodium we eat can help keep our “tickers” healthy. Adults only need about 1,500 mg of sodium each day for good health. This small amount of sodium helps to regulate body fluids and blood pressure and it also keeps our muscles and nerves running smoothly. Unfortunately, most of us consume around 3,400 mg which can lead to high blood pressure – a major risk factor for stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Some sodium occurs naturally in foods, but most is added for flavour and preservation. All types of salt, including sea salt, kosher salts and other gourmet salts, contain similar amounts of sodium. Over 75 per cent of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods such as cheeses, deli meats, sauces and soups, packaged and ready-to-eat foods, pizza, fast foods and restaurant meals. Sodium is also found in lesser amounts in many foods that don’t taste salty such as

bread, baked goods, and breakfast cereals. Take these simple steps to reduce the amount of sodium that you eat: • Create meals at home from fresh unprocessed foods. • Eat fewer packaged, ready-to-eat and take-out foods. • Use the Nutrition Facts table to compare products and choose products that are lower in sodium. • Add little or no salt to food when cooking and remove the salt shaker from your table. Easy access to low sodium foods can help us all make better choices. Use your voice and your buying power to send a message to the food industry to offer lower sodium products: • Call or email your favourite food companies and request lower sodium products. • Let your money do the talking. Use Nutrition Facts tables to compare products and purchase products that are lowest in sodium. • Choose to eat at restaurants and food outlets that provide nutrition information such as those that participate in the informed dining program. Choose foods with less sodium. Eating less sodium can help you and your family stay healthy and feel your best. Now that’s something to take to heart. - The author, Ta r a Stark, is a community nutritionist with Interior Health.


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Locals are starting to feel skeptical the TransCanada Highway will be fully four laned between Kamloops and Chase. The growing doubt stems from two public information meetings relating to Premier Christy Clark’s proposal to four lane the highway from Kamloops to the Alberta border over the next 10 years at an anticipated cost of $650 million. Over the course of these meetings, it was made clear the premier’s proposal isn’t as advertised. “People are thinking that [$650 million] is going to completely develop the entire area and that’s just not the case,” explained Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regional manager Mike Lorimer in a Shuswap Market News interview. This, Lorimer continued, is part of the reason why the government is hosting the public meetings. They want to know which portions of the highway residents would like to see upgraded. “We want to talk to people who drive the highway, who live the highway, because it is

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n The above Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure map shows the scope the two four-laning projects for the Highway 1 near Chase. part of their daily lives.” The first of these meetings was held Feb. 12 in Kamloops, the second on Feb. 13 in Chase. Many who attended the latter meeting were initially of the belief that the entire stretch of highway between Chase and Kamloops would one day be expanded to four lanes straight through. The reality, they learned, is that only patches of four-laning may occur over the next decade. Lorimer says plans are already in the works for seven projects in total. Two of these will occur between Kamloops and Chase. The first, located between Monte Creek and Pritchard, has already begun. The second project will stretch from Pritchard to Hoffman’s Bluff, and is set to roll out in two phases.

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Lorimer says the total cost of these projects is expected be around $80 million, adding they are awaiting finalization. “The engineering and design work is done, and we have got the funding in place with the federal government,” he says. There were issues, he said, with a number of houses along the project route where the province hasn’t been able to come to a settlement on the property. While the negotiations themselves are confidential, Lorimer says they are working on agreements that will make both parties happy. The first phase of the Pritchard to Hoffman’s project is expected to begin this summer, and take about 14 to 15 months to complete through two construction seasons. The sec-

ond phase will be a two-year project. Lorimer ensures the projects will go ahead as planned, explaining they make up a component of the $650 million program. The problem is that the majority of the money has not yet been allocated, which means the remaining portions of Highway 1 between Chase and Kamloops do not have anything scheduled to take place. This goes back to why public input is necessary for the ministry. “Especially for folks who are driving fairly often, if there is a particular section that concerns them, we want to hear about,” says Lorimer. “We are looking for comments on what is going to impact people most in their daily lives. “Would they rather have a four lane quite a ways from town to al-

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A heightened interest in tourism has sparked conversation about the expansion and upgrade of Roderick HaigBrown Provincial Park. Architectual and environmental planner Raymond Visser detailed some of the preliminary plans being made for the park during a workshop held at the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band offices on Feb. 17. Located along the Adams River, the park is known world over for the annual sockeye salmon run. This event attracted tens of thousands of visitors in 2010, and even more are expected to be attending in 2014, the next peak year for the salmon run. The information presented at the workshop

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Some of the upgrades being looked into are increased facilities such as flush toilets, a formal reception area and adequate parking to handle the 155,000 visitors who attended the run in September and October of 2010. Planner Monty Downs of Downs Project Management says Roderick Haig-Brown can be considered one of the five major parks in British Columbia,

and is deserving of an upgrade. Darlene McBain, Adams River Salmon Society president says the plans must now move ahead to involve more of the community. “This is a worldclass park, we invite participants to join us and contribute to what will be a major event and venue in British Columbia’s Interior,” says McBain.

What’s on in Chase Pancake breakfast, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to noon at the Chase Community Hall. Annual Daffodil Tea, March 2, Pritchard Hall on Duck Range Road. Silent auction, March 9, at the Chase Curling Club. The event is hosted by the Skmana Cross Country and Snowshoe Club. Pasta and banner presentation, March 2, Chase Community

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Hall. This event is put on by the Miss Chase Excellence Program. The Great Plains, March 14 at  7 p.m., at the Chase Seniors Centre. Tickets available for $10 at door, or by calling Denise at 250-577-3857.  Chase Coffeehouse goes the second Friday of each month until May, beginning 7 p.m. at the Chase Community Hall. Entertainers welcome. Come sing, play and

enjoy. All proceeds go to Chase Citizens on Patrol. Ladies Ski program,  every Friday in Jan. from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, contact Patricia at   250-679-3951.     Community acupuncture will be available every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. until March 25 at the Chase Wellness Centre. Taoist Tai Chi, Feb 28. at 9:30 a.m. in the Chase Hall. This class

is for beginners. For more info, call Judy MacKenzie at   250679-5425,      or go to  Parents & Tot Playgroup, every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, basement of the Catholic Church. Children up to five years with parents/ caregivers, provided free, playtime, crafts, healthy snack for all participants. For more information, call Hazel at  250-679-4465. 

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n The Chase Junior curlers took part in the year-end Junior Bonspiel held on Feb. 2 and 3 at the Chase and District Curling Club rink. The event was followed by lunch and a chance to mingle with friends.


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A game that started off looking like the Broncos might be in some trouble, took a jaw-dropping turn for the better, granting the team a 7-2 victory and catapulting them into the third round of the playoffs. Cody Hodges received some well-deserved pats on the back after banking six of the seven goals scored during the Feb. 16 game in West Kelowna, and nabbing an assist on the remainder. This brings him up to 56 shots scored throughout the year, a big accomplishment for the

16-year-old. The first period against the West Kelowna Warriors was a little rough for the Broncos, who had difficulty connecting passes and following through plays. While both teams remained scoreless throughout the first frame, the Warriors were certainly dominating and the Broncos left the ice looking tired and frustrated. By the time the puck dropped in the second, however, it was as though a whole new team had taken the ice. The Broncos began putting pressure on the Warriors and, at 12:42, Hodges banked the

first goal of the game, with Cole Zimmerman on the assist. A second goal soon followed with Hodges netting another at 10:26, assisted by Jonas Rivas and Jordan Passmore. This only fired the Broncos up more, leading them to bring the score up to 3-0 with 9:30 remaining on the clock, once again at the hands of Hodges who followed through with the fourth shot of the game just 25 seconds later. Assists were by Zimmerman and Scott Stevens on the third goal, and Michael Sam providing a helping hand on the fourth. Jordan Passmore potted the fifth goal of

the game with 6:40 remaining in the second, assisted by Hodges and Stevens. The Warriors finally took the chance to retaliate with 6:15 remaining on the clock, getting them on the scoreboard at 5-1 for the Broncos. With 2:03 remaining, Hodges landed another shot with the help of Zimmerman and Passmore, before the Warriors got their second and last goal of the game 20 seconds later. The Broncos left the ice looking much more confident with a four goal lead at 6-2. At 16:01 in the third, an on-fire Hodges landed his sixth goal

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No playoff season ahead for Chase Heat The Chase Heat Junior Hockey Club completed its second season in the Kootenay International Hockey League with a trio of games this past week. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the local side played host to the Sicamous Eagles. The visitors took a 3-1 victory home to the houseboat capital. Goal scorer for Chase was Michael Keyes, with him and Jake Mattes getting two of the three stars. Mattes faced 50 shots, stopping 47 – another busy night for the team’s most valuable player. Saturday the 16th saw the same two teams in action in Sicamous. The Eagles were vying for top seed in the division and skated to a 5 – 2 win. Heat goals were by Marc MacKenzie and Connor Venne. Mattes faced 31 shots between the pipes. Sunday afternoon, on Feb 17, the Heat were in Armstrong to finish out the 52-game season versus the North Okanagan Knights. The Armstrong crew captured first place in the division over the Eagles

by one point with a 5–1 victory over Chase. Mattes faced 55 shots, with the Heat’s lone goal coming off the stick of Levi Chamberlain, the team’s most sportsmanlike player. So no playoff battles for the Heat who are in their second year as a franchise in the KIJHL. The top scorer award went to Shelby Kostyshen with 19 goals, 23 assists for 42 points, good for 54th in the league, along with 44 minutes in the sin bin. The very young team fought through more than 52 games and came out with 11 wins, 35 losses, three ties and three overtime losses for 28 points, 17th in the 20 team league. A slight improvement over the first year, but an improvement all the same. The Heat Jr. Hockey Society and Chase Heat Hockey Club thanks everyone in Chase and area for the excellent support and encouragement, as the team continues to build a successful franchise for years to come. Early-bird season ticket packages will be on sale in May 2013.

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Cougars prey on pets, livestock in the region and all of a sudden we’re getting complaints,” he says, noting the lack of complaints was actually more unusual. He says four dogs in the Grandview Bench area were recently injured, two were killed outright and one had to be euthanized because of its injuries. “I know those numbers are relatively accurate,” he says. “There was one human

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Cougars have kept local conservation officers busy, but not more than normal according to Brent Smith of the Vernon office. He says cougar complaints increased with the first big snowfall in valley bottoms in December. “We had very few cat complaints in many years

injury when a man broke up a fight between his dog and a cougar in early January but he just got a couple of scratches.” Smith says on Feb. 9, a dog was stolen from a porch near the highway at Grindrod and a 100-pound tom cougar was spotted the next morning and shot. The following day, the same hunter who spotted the

male cougar the day before, shot and killed another 100lb male who chased a dog up a tree. No other complaints had been reported by Feb. 15 and Smith stresses the cougars were acting in a normal fashion and were in no way acting aggressively toward humans. “Cougars killing dogs is natural because they kill and

eat coyotes all the time,” he says. “But in our determination, we have had a series of cougars whose actions were not acceptable within health and safety guidelines. When you’re killing horses, something has to be done to mitigate livestock losses.” Smith says there was one livestock kill in Falkland, one in Vernon, two in Grindrod and one each in Ashton

Creek and Armstrong. “They were acting normally but unacceptably because they were attacking livestock,” he reemphasized. “As a result, all six cats are dead.” The chances of humancougar encounters are low says Smith, who advises people to visit and check out the information on cougars.

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FRANK HALVER “BUD” ROKOSH Frank Halver “Bud” Rokosh passed away in Bastion Place, at 6:00 pm, February 12, 2013. He fought gracefully for 43 days, after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour on New Year’s Day. As he lived, he chose to die- naturally-declining any invasive medical interventions. He is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Alvina “Ellie,” his son Randy, daughter Jeanne, brother Roy, sister Yvonne “Bonnie,” and many extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his Mother, Alma, and his father Frank. Bud was born in Revelstoke, BC on December 29th, 1936. He grew up in Solsqua BC. He met his wife Ellie in Sicamous, where they married and spent their lives. Bud was a pioneer in the Sicamous area and contributed to many of the businesses, buildings and events you see today. In his younger years, he was a voluntary loans officer for the Credit Union. Back then, currency was different, and Bud knew in order to support his friends and community members, he needed to be creative. He was known to take cows for loan guarantees. While the Managers were not always pleased with his approach, his team had the lowest loan default rate in the Valley. Bud also had a great love for music. He sang and played saxophone in countless bands in almost every hall in the Okanagan Valley. He and his wife built their first family home “on the hill” where they raised their children. He loved baseball and spent his young adulthood playing first base for the Eagles. He and his wife passed their love of baseball onto their children, with him coaching his son in Little League, while his wife coached their daughter in softball. He also loved the Shuswap Lake. He and his family could be found at Marble Point most Sundays in the summer. Bud was an avid lover of nature. If you ever went walking with him, you were bound to learn something you had never thought of, about how Mother Nature worked. Following his retirement, he became an avid fan of golfing and Tim Hortons. He loved his coffee. But his visits to Tim’s or the golf course were more about his conversations with friends, and his opportunity to visit both people he did and didn’t know. He will be forever remembered for his gentle and kind nature, his love of laughing, his kindness and compassion, and his tradition of Miller Time on Friday nights. At Bud’s request, he asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. At the request of the family, arrangements for a memorial will be planned for the spring, with further details announced at a later date. Online condolences can be sent through Bud’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral service, Salmon Arm, BC



JACKSON, AMETHYST In loving memory of our fallen Angel, Amethyst Carole Jackson, October 25, 2012 – January 29, 2013. Survived by her mom and dad, Barb and Neil Jackson, big brothers, Shawn and Brett, grandparents, Gerald and Donna Smith of Creston, BC, Grandparents, Norm and Carole Jackson of Salmon Arm, aunts, uncles and cousins. A service of remembrance will be held in the Mountainside Room at Bowers on Saturday afternoon, February 23rd at 1 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. Flowers are graciously accepted, a reception will follow at the family residence. On lines condolences may be sent to Amethyst’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. You will be missed for all eternity. WILBUR, MARGARET ROSE On Friday February 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm, Margaret Rose Wilbur left this world to join her creator after a short fight with cancer. She is greatly missed by her dear husband Harley of 59 years, Children; Rhonda, Brian, Kathy and David along with eight Grandchildren and eight Great Grandchildren. Those friends unable to visit her should remember Margaret as a happy, caring and smiling lady that she always was. As per Margaret’s wish there will be no funeral service. Online condolences can be sent to Margaret’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC.

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CELEBRATION OF HANNEKE CREMERS’ LIFE On February 7th, 2013 Hanneke Cremers passed away very peacefully at the hospital in Nanaimo surrounded by family. Johanna Cornelia Catsburg was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on December 29, 1927.  Hanneke lived a full life and is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Hanneke lived in the Netherlands, Tunisia, and Algeria. Hanneke immigrated with her husband Ernest Cremers and children to Canada in 1969. After living in Vancouver, British Columbia until 1972, Hanneke and family moved to Silver Creek where Hanneke resided until the passing of her life. Hanneke survived the Second World War, two major forest fires, numerous physical challenges, and yet maintained her dignity, sense of humour and zest for life. Hanneke was a devout Christian woman and was fiercely protective of her family.  Hanneke was involved in the Christian community in Salmon Arm, and made a difference in people’s lives on a consistent basis.  Hanneke’s faith and devotion to her Lord and Saviour was an integral part of her daily life and this showed in everything that she accomplished.  Hanneke will be tremendously missed for her zest for life, the adventures of her daily walk with her saviour, the loyalty she gave her family and the “down to earth” humour that she possessed.  May you rest in peace mom, and know that “It is well with all our souls”. Amen. Email condolences may be sent through Hanneke’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice. com. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, B.C.

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GRACE ROSAMOND WILSON (DOBSON) September 7, 1914 - February 12, 2013 Died with dignity and grace. Born in Lethbridge, AB, she lived with her close family: her father, Howard; her mother, Grace; younger brother, Lionel; and younger sister, Pat, in southern Alberta. The family finally settled in Edmonton where Rosamond went to school and later went to Normal School to become a teacher. She later completed her degree and taught during the Depression and WW 2. Rose will be remembered best as half of a wonderful life partnership with her beloved “Gordie”, Gordon McKeown Wilson, her husband of almost 66 years who died in the spring of 2007; and as a blessed and blessed mother of five children, 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Rosamond was clear what she felt was important in her life: being a loving wife, raising her children, doing church work, gardening, and teaching keep fit. When asked what her defining attributes were she said, “determined, caring, ambitious, and curious”. She had a brilliant mind and was engaged in this “wonderful” world and charmed life until she left. Rosamond will be fondly remembered by her Wilson-Dobson clan, and her CGIT girls - her “Honeybees” - as well as many United Church organizations, and she will also be remembered by her many friends in Grande Prairie, in Sidney, and in Salmon Arm where she and Gordon lived. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Hillside Village Home and Lakeshore Manor for their attention to the needs of their “Rose.” Donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie, AB. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2Y9. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Rosamond’s obituary at www. RICHARD, JEAN DANIEL “JOHN” December 21, 1941 – February 3, 2013 It is with great regret that we announce the passing of John Richard. John immigrated to Canada from Switzerland as a young boy, and had called the Salmon Arm area his home since then.  An active and loved member of the Shuswap Amateur Radio club for many years, John was always there to lend his support to club activities.  Many would recognize John as a passenger in the RCMP cruiser during the Salmon Arm parades in recent years. Blinded as an adolescent due to ocular disease, John navigated his life by refusing to become a slave to his blindness.  He frequently told others that we the sighted were more blind than he was. In many ways one could agree with him.  A very self reliant man, John would chop his own wood, stoke his own fires and unaided navigate from his home to perform his errands.   In later years friends and the local Handi-Dart would routinely take him on his weekly outings to his favourite establishments.  An outing that he truly enjoyed.   Predeceased by his mother, John often shared his adoration for her in his life to his friends.    He had a special affection and appreciation for the tellers at Downtown Askews.  They regularly greeted him with kind words and big hugs.  He was also a member of the Salmon Arm Seniors centre. Many reading this will recognize this kind soul, as he touched so many in his life.  John passed away in the Shuswap Lake General Hospital after a brief illness.  Those that knew John would like to thank the staff at the hospital for their kindness to him in his last days. John never married, but had many friends that loved him dearly.  He left his mark on many in the community and will be missed.  John believed that his true reward would be in heaven,  We that knew John, believe fully that God has embraced him in his love. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through John’s obituary at www. A29






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Rick Fitzsimonds Jan. 11,1964-Feb.27,2012

I wish to thank Dr. Skubiak, the staff from Interior Health and Kathy Andriashyk for the care given to Frella during her time of need. I would also like to thank Kevyn & Tammy Koski and Jack Bowers for the help given to me. Thank you to the pallbearers and all the friends & relatives for the beautiful flowers and cards left at the funeral. Frella will be missed beyond what any words can describe. Tom Koski

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DOREEN FELL (nee DALLOW) A kind, generous and loving lady, Doreen Fell, passed quietly in Salmon Arm on February 13, 2013 with her children beside her. Doreen was born on August 14, 1932 in Blackpool, England and was the last living child of her parents, Ethel (Stephens) Dallow and Douglas Dallow. Both of Doreen’s parents had passed by the time she was nine years old and she was raised by various relatives in England before deciding to venture off to Canada in April of 1953 to pursue a new life in a new country. Shortly after arriving in Canada, Doreen met and married Harold Fell in Fort St. John, B.C. and together they raised three children while running a lumber business there. They retired to their much loved Salmon Arm in 1981, where Doreen became involved in numerous community activities, charities and artistic endeavours. She volunteered at the Interfaith Thrift Store, helped yearly at the fall fair, made articles of clothing for Grandmothers to Grandmothers, greeted worshipers weekly at the Untied Church and helped wherever she could with a number of different groups and causes over the years. Doreen was an active member of the quilters guild and has left behind numerous quilted treasures for her family and friends to admire and cherish for years to come. In the past few years, Doreen enjoyed taking part in her osteofit classes, where she developed even more new friendships. Doreen also had a passion for growing things and rarely, if ever, could you visit her home and not find at least one of her many orchids in bloom. Doreen was a humble and giving person who had the gift of making her friends, family and acquaintances feel richer for having known her. She leaves behind her children, Mike, Craig and Heather (Laurier) Blanchette; her grandchildren, Brett (Laura) and Chelsea Blanchette and Alesha Fell and Karlene (Rodney) Purvis; four great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Shirley; life-long friend and ‘fellow Brit’, Dorothy Aalhus and many, many other friends and extended family. In addition to her parents, Doreen was predeceased by her husband Harold in 2006 and her brother Gerald in 1991. Doreen’s older brother, Douglas, died in infancy in 1932. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital who took such good care of Doreen in her final days. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the many friends who came to visit her during that time. We are truly humbled at the profound difference our mother, grandmother and great grandmother made in the lives of so many. A memorial service took place in Salmon Arm at the First United Church, Salmon Arm on Monday, February 18, 2013. Doreen’s ashes are interred in the Mount Ida Cemetery beside those of her husband, Harold. Doreen has asked that anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory please do so to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3. (www. Online condolences can be sent through Doreen’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.


We little knew that morning God was going to call your name In life we loved you dearly In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you You did not go alone. For part of us went with you The day God called you home. Sadly missed by Mom & Dad, Sister Lori, Brother in Law Mark, His Son Jeff, Daughters Aubrienne & Sydney, Nephews Colton, Sam & Nic



Lincoln Thomas Spelay, born on December 3, 2012 weighing 9 lbs., 10 oz., to Tom & Alex Spelay of Kelowna. Proud grandparents: Dave & Brenda Kenzie, Salmon Arm; Sue & Craig Wyllie, Vernon. Also great grandparents Myra Spelay & Leonard Kenzie, Salmon Arm, Patricia & Jack Butler, Swift Current, SK.

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Jeffrey John Stephen Moffat

January 23rd, 1927 - February 21st, 2011 Though it’s two years since you passed away You’re in our hearts every day Our lives forever changed Will never be the same And in our hearts you will remain Forever loved, missed and fondly remembered ‘til we meet again. Your loving wife, Annie, daughter Valerie and sons Jeffery and Derrick (Donna)



WILLIAM “BILL” HARDER With deep regret we wish to announce the passing of husband and father, William Harder, better known as Bill on February 6, 2013 at his home in Enderby. Bill was predeceased by his brothers Truman, Jack and Peter. He is survived by his wife Marlene; son, Lennie (Lavonne); sister, Ella; brother in law Dave; sister in law, Myrna (Gary); grandchildren, Tyler, Daryl, Lisa (Jesse); great grandchildren, Nolan, Riley, Lucas, Issac; Nieces, Heddy, Gabe; Nephews, Bruce, Jerry (Michelle); Grandniece, Tanya, and many other family and friends. He has left many to cherish his memory. Bill was born in Comox, BC on September 18, 1937. He worked building houses in the early part of his life, and then joined the Labourers construction Union 602 for many years. He was forced to retire due to a back injury. Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. The family would like to thank the all the homecare workers, paramedics, Dr Annan, Lavonne Carins and many others that cared for Bill in his final days. A memorial service will be held at Bowers Funeral Chapel, 440 10th St SW, Salmon Arm, BC on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm with burial in Cliffview Cemetery, Enderby, BC to follow. Email condolences may sent through Bill’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, B.C.

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Feb. 20~

February 23 From the Observer Gang

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Blind Bay Village Grocer: Busy grocery store looking for progressive individuals to join our team. Positions open in cashier, bakery, deli (evenings),meat and produce departments, experience a definite asset. Apply in person with resume to Doug. Also, opening for office personal; knowledge of till operations; opening/closing procedures; management experience an asset. Social media skills & website experience. Computer skills & office software knowledge a must. JS software experience a definite asset. Supervision of front end cashier operations & training. Shell POS experience an asset. Cash control, customer relations, lottery knowledge, flexible shifts and other duties that may apply. Salary to commensurate experience.

Happy Birthday, Barb! OK – just three more dances and we’re done!

from the gang at the Observer

Cards of Thanks

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

Staff Accountant Drew Lee-Hai & Associates Chartered Accountants/Business Advisors is seeking a staff accountant for a F/T temporary position, possibly leading to permanent F/T position. A background in preparation of personal and corporate income tax returns, year-end financial statements and related working papers and experience with Caseware and Taxprep applications would be a definite asset. The successful candidate is a self-starter who has excellent time management skills and possesses a strong work ethic. Please fax or email your resume to: (250) 832-5377 or

Cards of Thanks

Thank You


n behalf of Bob, Ryley and I would like to thank everyone that supported all of us through Bob’s final journey. We would especially like to thank all of our family and dear friends near and far; our extended family and friends at EZ Rock Radio and Astral; Dr. John Wood, Peggy and staff of the Salmon Arm Medical Clinic; Dr. Francois Germain and the staff of the Kelowna Cancer Clinic; Dr. Christopher Main and the staff of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital and the Chemotherapy Department; Mern, the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Program; and Christina and staff of Independent Respiratory Services. Thanks also to the many kind people of the Shuswap for their expressions of support during Bob’s illness and their condolences during our time of loss. Jocelyn & Ryley Crouse.

We are currently seeking a Casual / On Call person to cover shifts for all CMHA Shuswap- Revelstoke Branch programs. Programs include Rehabilitation, Hudson Thrift Shoppe and Housing. Qualifications: •

Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, Human Service Worker Diploma or combination of education, training and recent related experience

Valid Class 5 license

Current First Aid Certificate

Food Safe

Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter by March 8, 2013 to: Dianna Churchill, Program Manager Box 3275 433 Hudson Ave, Salmon Arm BC VIE 4S1 or email: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you




Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and Benefits Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

Required Immediately: Experienced Class 1 Drivers with at least 3 years verifiable experience for the following positions: Part Time Canada/ US capable; Casual /On Call Boat Truck driver Canada/US; Full Time Drivers for future scheduled runs. Please indicate on your resume position applying for. Please fax resume to 250-546-0600 or by email to No phone calls please.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CARE AIDE position avail PT in private home min 12 hr/week must be certified $17/hr to start NS environment Tappen Area 250-835-0145 Ask for Gwen Vineyard farm labourer need to be fit valid DL $10.25/hr starting March or April start up depending on weather. Possibly year round work. Larch Hills area

Employment Help Wanted Cherry Sorters, Pickers & Pruners required $10.25/hr. February 11 - November 30. Sorting at 991 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm, BC; Picking at Oyama, BC & Area. Apply with online form @ Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. LEVEL ENTRY POSITION for busy insurance office. Experience preferred but willing to train the right person. Must be a team player with focus on customer service. This position is full time and includes an attractive benefit package. Please drop off your resume at Hub International Barton Insurance Brokers in Sicamous.

Salmon Arm Observer Friday, February 22, 2013




Help Wanted

Cleaning Services

Painting & Decorating

RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE AVID FLY FISHER, JET AND DRIFT BOATS EXPERIENCE AN ASSET. REMOTE LODGE IN BC. EMAIL RESUME AND REFERENCES TO TSYLOS@TSYLOS.COM Semi-Retired or retired person or couple. Front Desk Clerk . Wanted to manage & operate 20 unit motel in Vernon, BC. Accommodation included. Apply with resume at or fax : 250-545-3859

Trades, Technical SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast

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

Floors & Bathrooms? Full Clean? Contact us For ALL types of eco-friendly Cleaning Call Melissa (250)804-7979

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

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

& Commercial • Interior/Exterior

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

Misc Services

 Renovation Repair Maintenance


Miles’ Mobile Mechanical

Maintenance & repairs to snow blowers, snowmobiles, quads & chainsaws MILES KENTEL

Cell 804-6869 • 29 years locally


Feed & Hay A horse quality orchardgrass, 2nd crop $5 , & 1st crop $4 Al Fritzel (250)832-9070 ALFALFA/grass 1st cut, small squares. Excellent cow feed. J. Lepine (250)832-2962 BARN STORED Grass/alfalfa hay, first cut. $4/bale. Great for cows, 250-832-9639 Excellent 2nd & 3rd crop, grass hay, nutrient analysis avail. 250-546-6158. GRASS/ALFALFA 1st crop $4.50, 2nd crop $6.25, last years hay $3.50, straw $4.00, oat hay $3.50. good for horses (250)832-4160 (250)803-8298


Help Wanted

Excavating & Drainage

DAN DEGLAN EXCAVATING Professionally Beautifying Properties for Over 27 Years. • Rock Walls • Utility Services • Site Prep • Terracing • Drainage • Pools 250-832-0707

Computer Services



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







Repairs and Sales Upgrades and accessories Wireless & home networking

John Schlosar, A+ CertiďŹ ed

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• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

We Deliver

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Help Wanted


Garden & Lawn


Fight back with your time.

Help Wanted

Computer Services

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Excavating & Drainage

981 - 16th Street N.E., Salmon Arm V1E 2V2

WANTED: Pasture for 10-40 Head. 250-832-1089

Serving Sicamous & Area for 20+ Years

Pets & Livestock


Shavings or sawdust 150 yard loads.Cedar or Fir.Bark mulch. Delivered. 1 (250)8386630

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

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.

ACCURATE Accounting Services Inc. est. 1989, serving businesses in the Shuswap, Thompson Okanagan and surrounding areas. Providing bookkeeping, accounting and tax preparation services. (250) 675-3720

Quality hay heavy bales alfalfa mix 1st Cut $3.00 Round Bales $40 250-832-1089


Financial Services

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

Feed & Hay Last summer’s hay 65-70 lb. bales Horse and cattle hay $5/bale 250-832-8665

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

Cell 833-8009 Home 836-4154


Small Ads work! Think Snow Services

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Pets & Livestock A31


Pets & Livestock

Pet Obituaries

Friday, February 22, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Real Estate


For Sale By Owner

Mobile Homes & Pads

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

Ella was born on Sept 12, 2003 in Edmonton, a little ball of black fur when I first brought her home. A better dog she could not have been. She was a wonderful family dog and she became a Saint Johns Therapy Dog when she was two, visiting in Bastian Place and Pioneer Lodge. She loved her visits with the seniors but really found her niche through the S.P.C.A., She travelled to many schools and libraries. She helped teach the children how to meet dogs they didn’t know and showed them how kindness counts. She would show them her tricks and play with them. She did this for five years. On February 6/2013 I asked the veterinarian to help me put Ella out of her suffering from her cancer. She leaves me to mourn, Shirley Robillard, many children, and all the Robillard clan.

Goodbye my “Puppy Dog”

Merchandise for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB

Medical Supplies AIRGO transport chair with detachable flip-back armrests and removable footrests. Paid $280 new, used 3 months, $100 firm. 250-832-2231

Care-free living! 2 bedroom, 2 bath + den townhouse with a garage. All one level. Overlooks green space and has a lovely porch area. New flooring, paint, fridge, stove and water heater. $215,000. Call (250)832-6765


Best rate 5yr-2.99%OAC

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


Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BDRM. across from Askews DT W/D, parking, Call Colin (1-604)858-8176 or Jeremy (1250)253-2404 Avail Mar 1. 1 Bdrm apartment, downtown SA $650/month. Recently renovated, clean, bright unit. Parking, laundry. NS. NP. Quiet building, great location. Call Keith 250-832-6060 2 BDRM. Malakwa $600/mo. N.S. N.P. 250-836-4509. BRIGHT 2 bdrm apt. available March 1. Central loc. Mature persons. Pet negotiable. $795/mo. Phone 250-8326490 DANBURY MANOR 791 Okanagan Ave. completely reno’d 1bdrm., $700. NS NP Call Robin (250)833-5458 ENDERBY clean, quiet 1bdrm, fully furn, Starting at $550 all inclusive, (250)838-9394 LAKEVIEW MANOR

Fully furn. 1 Bdrm Apts. Viewing Shuswap Lake close to all amenities in quiet adult NS NP building starting at $795 + Hydro

Ref req’d 250-833-9148

LGE 1 & 2 BDRM. BRIGHT apts. In suite storage, green space, live-in manager. Cable incl. Sicamous, 250-836-4516.

Misc for Rent 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo in Salmon Arm 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath + Den 4 plex in Salmon Arm

Call AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 MANGAR ARCHIMEDES Bath lift. Rechargable battery operated. New 2010/09/24. Ph. 250-836-4517.

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 WANTED: Filing cabinets,letter size. Call Peter at 250-515-3250.

Homes for Rent 1300sq ft 3 bdrm home on 10 acres of land by Skimikin Lake. N/S, $1400/mo+ utils. Available now. Refs req’d. Call (250)515-2710. 2 BDRM mobile home on 1 acre by Skimikin Lake. N/S. $750/mo+ utils. Available now. Refs req’d. (250)515-2710. 2bdrm shared acreage, in Silver Creek on Yankee Flats Rd. $1200.util incl (250)549-0830 3 bdrm 2 bath all appliances incl $1300 plus util NP 250803-6868 3 bdrm + den, 1644 sqft. + storage, dbl garage, AC, Large covered deck. $1,500/mo + util, incl all appliances. NS NP DD, ref. req. 250-832-2510 4BDRM., 3bath, Sherwood Forest near college & amenities, Non smokers, refs $1300/mo.+util (250)803-6105 4 BDRM. HOUSE on acreage in Malakwa. $1200/mo. Avail April 1. Call 250-836-5559 or 604-209-8280. Executive home, top level, 3bdrm, 1bath,5appl. N/S,N/P, covered carport, close to all amenities, on bus route. $1500/mo. incl utilities, refs & D/D req’d. Call 250-832-7659 GLENEDEN: 2Bdrm. own yard, F/S, NP, NS, No Drugs, $850/mo. + util.

Lee Creek 2bdrm semi-waterfront, N/S, $800/mo. includes basic hydro & sat., year round. Small pets ok. 250-318-6827 NEWER 2000sq 5bed: 2bed upstairs 3bed down, 3bath. Walking dist. to lake/beach. A/C, fridge, stove,15min from town. $1450/mo Sunnybrae. Avail March 01. No smoking. No pets preferred. 250-9382941 email Showing Sundays only SORRENTO Newly renovated 3+bdrm 2bth, W/D lakeview, near beach/town/schools W/D avail. Mar 1 $1050/mo + util. DD req. (250)803-1081 could be Short term rental SPACIOUS upper floor w/3bdrm., 1.5bath, fully fenced yard, 5appl., $1250/mo. incl. util. (250)803-2921



Suites, Lower

Suites, Upper

Auto Financing

1 Bdrm Daylight bsmt suite, Seperate entry, in quiet neighborhood. $650/mo incl util. and shared laundry. Suitable for single or working couple. 250832-4696 to apply. Referances nd DD req. No Smoking No Pets

2 BDRM- 1 block to DT, utils & in suite W/D incld. N/S. $825/mo. Call (250)803-2792.

Cars - Sports & Imports

1 bedroom. Includes w/d, f/s, utilities, satellite. No smoking. No pets. Near 5 corners. $625/month. 250-832-8099. References. 2BDRM. on 4acres 5min. from Mall, freshly painted, priv. ent., W/D, garage, patio area, $900/mo. incl. util., looking for long term renter(250)804-2854 3Bdrm Daylight lge. Living room and kitchen Laundry rm quiet country setting close to ammen 10 min form SA $875 + DD+ Util Ref req. No Pets 250-832-4642 All New! Brand new suite. Beautiful Large, bright 1Bdrm Sunlight W/O Brand New Washer/Dryer $1150/mo Util and Cable incl. 250-517-7991 Bachelor suite $550. inc. util., garbage. NP, avail. immed, Call Bonnie (1-250)871-6000 Beautiful 2bdrm daylight suite in newer home, Enderby, private entr & prkg, w/d, f/s, f/p, lawncare. N/S, n/p. Avail Mar 1 $875.incl utils. (250)5504096 CEDAR Heights: Brand New 1000 sqft., 2bdrm., all appl., sep. ent., $850/mo. + half util., (250)675-5322 LARGE bright bsmt suite, 2bdrm + den, incl. util. $950/mo., avail. immed. (250)517-0571 LOVELY 1bdrm. walkout suite w/patio, gas f/p, walk to town, $675/mo. + half util., NS, no drugs, pet neg., ideal for mature, responsible single person, ref’s req., (250)832-7754 Raven 1 Bdrm Partly furn. Incl Util and Sat. NP NS w/o patio. Ref req. $900 250-832-3016 SPACIOUS 2 bedroom basement suite. $750 inclds utils, cable/WiFi and W/D. Available March 15th. 250-832-5556.

Suites, Lower

Misc. for Sale

ALLAN and Heath Mixwizard 12 channel mixer. Legendary british quality. Clean sound with lots of effects 250-5178087

Trucks & Vans DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1998 Toyota Sienna 7 Pass. 280,700 Kms. $2800. Runs Great No rust 250-832-8877 DL# 7557

2001 Pontiac Montana Van 155,000 km NS $3500 250832-4326


Cars - Domestic


2000 Cadillac DeVille, 189,000km, 34,000km on new tranny, new tires, shocks, $6500. for details call (250)832-2034 (250)833-6049 2005 Ford Taurus sedan, 126, 000kms $6,000.obo, new wt. tires.D.833-0087 E.804-0071

WANTED - retired lady looking for affordable moorage on lake for newer 19’ pontoon boat. willing to pay reasonable fees and or trade for boat usage. (250)836-4613

Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks


Auto Financing

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:


Houses For Sale

Misc. for Sale


Removal of all unwanted metals and vehicles. No vehicle or metal too big

250-351-9666 • 250-938-4174

Houses For Sale

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Misc. for Sale




25%off reg. prices

Wine Kits

While Stocks Last

• Cellar Classic • Cru Select Platinum • Vino de Vida • Cellar Classic Winery Series • Heritage Estates • Grand Cru International • Orchard Breezin

February 14-28, 2013

WANTED: Older vinyl records from 1950’s-1960’s, coins & oil company items (250)804-2970

Musical Instruments

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at

Townhouses 3BDRM., 1.5bath, w/d, private, new kitchen, $1000 + DD, avail Mar 1 (250)832-7257 3BDRM., 2bath, laminate floors, 4appl., NS, pets neg. $1300/mo. (250)803-1960 3 Bdrm Townhome for Rent in Salmon Arm. $1100$1000/mth. F/S/D (no W/D but hookups avail). 1 Yr lease. Close to city centre. Call 250766-3812 to arrange viewing. IDA VISTA is a family orientated housing cooperative located in Salmon Arm. We are now accepting applications for 3BDRM units Now avail in Ida Vista housing Co-Op. Housing charges are $783/mo. with a one time share capital purchase of $1500. Small pet okay. For further information call (250)833-5775 Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am to 3 pm.

Rooms for Rent 1Bdrm bath private entrance w/ shared laundry and kitchenette $450 250-832-6577

91 Toyota Camry LE AWD Good tires $1000 195,586 km 250-832-7525 one owner

3BDR In Salmon Arm Avail. immed. NS, NP, $750/mo, (250)463-9777 3Bdrm 1200 sq. ft. W/D hookup quiet country setting. Close to ammen. 10 Min to SA $975 + Util DD Ref req. No Pets 250-832-4642 Large 3 bdrm 2 full baths WD master bdrm W/I closet new paint/ carpets NS Avail immed $950 plus Util. 250-517-0418

2BDRM Lower floor $980/mo incl Util. refs req’d, pets negotiable, 250-833-9923

Misc. for Sale ALLAN and Heath Mixwizard 12 channel mixer. Legendary british quality. Clean sound with lots of effects 250-5178087

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 MHOME for rent, one person, 2 sm bdrms. N/S, NP, plus utilities, need ref’s, $650/mo Tappen area. Bev 250-835884.



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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) POWER SWEEPING SERVICES QUOTATION PROCESS School District No. 83 is advertising for interested parties to submit a quotation for Power Sweeping Services for the 2013 School year. Quotation documents, addendums or corrections for this quote can be obtained from the School District No 83 Works Complex located at 5911 Auto Road SE., Salmon Arm, BC or downloaded from the School District website at Quotation process closes at 12:00 PM March 8, 2013. Further information can be obtained via email to

Shuswap Market News Friday, February 22, 2013 A33

Photo, video contest for students Aspiring photographers or videographers take note. Snapping pictures or taking video could be the ticket to healthier schools in the Shuswap. School District #83 is hosting a contest asking students for their ideas on healthy living. Open to all middle and high school students, the Health is Wealth contest asks for students

to produce video or photo presentations showing what health means to them and what is healthy about their school and what is not. School winners receive $500 to put towards 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 submitted by March 8 and include the school, names of participants and their contact information in the credits. More information is available on the school district website at, on Facebook at healthiswealthcontest or by emailing Laura Paiement, the healthy schools co-ordinator at


James murray/market news

n Deep Creek Tool Museum owner and Shuswap Pioneer Collectors Club member Herb Higginbottom sets up his display in preparation for the 17th annual Heritage Week, hosted by R. J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum and the Mall at Piccadilly, being presented Feb. 18 to 23 at the mall.



New B.C. Services card available British Columbians can now replace their CareCard with the new BC Services Card. “Effective immediately, the old CareCard will be replaced by the BC Services Card, a highly secure form of identification,” said Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid. “This new card will be a secure piece of photo identification with many anti-fraud and security features including secure design, an expiry date and enhanced features which will help to protect citizens’ personal information.” Most adults will need to re-enrol in the Medical Services Plan over the next five years. The easiest way for British Columbians to enrol is to do so when renewing their driver’s licence and opt for the combined card that includes both a driver’s licence and BC Services Card. People who do not drive can still enrol at the nearest

location where driver’s licences are issued. The current CareCard was introduced in 1989 and has not been significantly updated over the last 20 years. The new BC Services Card takes advantage of significant advances in technology, to provide a secure piece of photo identification with enhanced features to protect citizens’ personal information. The new card features a photograph of the beneficiary, secure design and an expiry date. “We have been engaging with the information and privacy commissioner on this program for more than two years and I am pleased that she agrees from a privacy and security point of view we are ready to offer the BC Services Card to citizens,” said Minister of Citizens’ Services and Open Government Ben Stewart. “We are happy to

work with government on issuing the new BC Services Card to British Columbians,” said ICBC interim president and CEO Mark Blucher. “The added convenience of getting a combined BC Services Card and driver’s licence will be a welcome feature for many of our customers. Just come into an ICBC driver licensing office when it’s time to renew your licence, and we will issue the new card.” Once a person enrols, they will be mailed a new BC Services Card, and will need to re-enrol and get a new card every five years. Children and certain groups of adults, such as the elderly or those in residential care or extended hospital care – for whom renewed enrolment would be impractical or present a hardship – will be exempt from re-enrolling or managed through special arrangements.

One-time Activation fee applies. Packages starting from




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Friday, February 22, 2013 Shuswap Market News

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off in Stock New Vehicles 2012 Ford F-350

2012 Mustang GT

3 To Choose from


Starting at $54,889

California Special



2013 Ford Escape



2013 Ford Edge

Starting from $22,989

Starting from $29,549

2013 Ford F150

2013 Ford Fusion

Starting from $21,999

Starting from $23,949

2013 Ford Focus

2013 Ford Fiesta Starting from $15,549

2012 Transit Conect

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


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2012 Taurus SEL AWD

2010 Volkswagen Jetta


2.5L, Power Windows/Locks, Air, Nice, Clean Unit.

2010 Ford Fusion SEL

2010 F150 Supercab 4x4 XLT



4.6L, Air, Power Windows/Locks. 41,926 km.

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2008 Honda Civic LX



Auto, Air, Power Windows/Locks. 92,000 kms

2008 Chrysler Town & Country

2005 Pontiac Vibe



4 Dr, Hatchback, Air, Power windows/locks

$12,888 Mike

Dual Roofs, Leather, Navigation, 20” Wheels, 20,846 km

Leather, Roof, Sync, V-6. Only 21,714 km

2011 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L

2010 Honda CRV EX

$42,888 $23,888



Leather, Fully loaded, only 16,742 km

Only 15,111 km, Fully loaded, 1 owner, Local unit

2010 Ford Edge Limited AWD

2010 Ford Taurus SEL

$25,888 $25,888 0P6148 Not exactly as illustrated


Pano Roof, Leather, MyFord Touch. 46,013 km

Fully loaded, V-6, 47,847 km

2009 Toyota Venza AWD

2008 Ford F350 CREW XLT

$29,888 $17,888


Fully loaded, 116,387 kms




Great looking car – spring is coming!!


2012 Ford Fusion SEL AWD



Clean unit, 67,430 km, fully loaded.


2013 Ford Explorer XLT AWD


Leather, Moonroof, Navigation & More. 13,643 km.








Leather, Roof, Two sets of tires, 49,363 km. 1 owner

Heated Seats, Power Seats, V8 Diesel, 54,000 kms

$28,888 $34,987 James









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



Friday, February 22, 2013 Shuswap Market News

Customers Are Really Everything...


Our Store is Locally Owned & Operated

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Western Family Flour

Mushroom, Chicken Noodle, Tomato or Vegetable, 284 mL CASE of 12 ..............................................

548 228 98¢

5 7

500 mL CASE OF 24 + Dep. & Eco fee. ............

998 898 998

16 kg Bag ......................................

Western Family Mushroom Pieces and Stems 98 284 mL • CASE OF 12 ........................

Western Family Vegetables

Sel. Var., 341-398 mL CASE OF 12 ........................................

Kraft Dinner Original 225 g • CASE OF 12 ...........................

Roger’s Sugar 10 kg Bag ...........................................

Aquafina Bottled Water

/100 g



Gala or Spartan Apples

Tide Laundry Detergent

96 Use............................................

Purex Bathroom Tissue

2 for



1598 1998 1000



5 lb. Bag..................................................................................

Russet Potatoes

B.C. Grown • 10 lb. Bag ....................................................

Maintain Dog Food

Sel. Var., 12 Roll Double............

/100 g


10 kg Bag .........................................



Back Attached – 4.14/kg ....................................................................



Campbell’s Soup



133 g..........................................................................

Grocery Dept. Buys – 1 Week Caselot Sale


8.77/kg ...............................................................................................


375 mL...............................................................




2 for 700

Organic Grape or Cherry Tomatoes

Mexican Grown, 340 g Pack ..............................................................


Bulk Food

20 off


Bulk Foods



Prices Effective: Feb. 24 - Mar. 2, 2013 Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7pm Friday 8:30am-8pm Saturday 8:30am-6pm Sun. & Holidays 9am-6pm Phone: 250-679-3261 Fax: 250-679-3606



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Salmon Arm Observer, February 22, 2013  

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February 22, 2013 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer