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Driver not impaired Court: Jean-Paul Kowal guilty of dangerous driving causing death.

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After a weeklong trial last month, Jean-Paul Kowal was convicted Friday of dangerous driving causing death for a collision that killed 17-yearold Salmon Arm resident donovan Pippus in 2010. Kowal was facing charges of dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death, and causing an accident resulting in death, after witnesses testified seeing signs of impairment moments before his vehicle hit Pippus head-on, just seven minutes from his home. While Justice dev dley found Kowal guilty of dangerous driving causing death, he acquitted him on the charge of impaired driving causing death. Throughout the trial, Kowal’s lawyer rishi Gill argued that he had not been impaired when the accident took place, but instead, consumed alcohol after the crash. He noted that rcMP, ambulance attendants, and other professionals did not see any signs of impairment while at the scene. blood tests later showed Kowal had over three times the legal lim- Donovan Pippus Killed in it of alcohol in his syscollision tem, and a nurse at the hospital reported seeing signs comparable to those of ‘sobering up.’ Kowal had been heading home to Kelowna on Sept. 1, 2010, after working a stint in Alberta. evidence presented at the trial indicated Kowal’s vehicle had been swerving, tailgating and executing a pass close to a dangerous turn. Moments later, Kowal’s vehicle drifted once again into the oncoming lane on Highway 97A, killing Pippus, who was on his way home from a friend’s place. Pippus’s family and friends were in court every day of the trial. diane Pippus, donovan’s mother, said earlier in the trial that she had hoped that their presence would show Kowal how many lives he had damaged. Kowal will be sentenced later this spring.

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Approval for SmartCentres Development: Construction of phase one to begin immediately. By martha Wickett obServer STAFF

one thing led to another last week as Smartcentres fulfilled its quest to begin building a shopping centre at the west end of Salmon Arm. on Tuesday, March 5, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure signed off on a development permit for the shopping centre. Such a permit guides the “form and character” of a development. later that day, the city of Salmon Arm was notified of the approval. on Thursday, both a development permit and a building permit were issued to Smartcentres by the city. on Thursday afternoon, Smartcentres

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replied to a request from the Observer with regard to the corporation’s plans. “Smartcentres will begin the first phase of construction including the widening of Highway 1, the development of an internal frontage road in addition to the first store,” said Sandra Kaiser, vicepresident of corporate affairs for Smartcentres. “construction is scheduled to begin immediately and is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. construction contracts have been awarded to norson construction ltd. for the work on the site and bA dawson blacktop ltd. for the offsites.” norson construction ltd. has offices in Kelowna while bA dawson blacktop ltd. is based in Kamloops. According to

norson’s website, it was established in 1983 and offers general contracting, construction management and design build services throughout western canada, serving its clients through offices in vancouver, Kelowna and edmonton. bA dawson blacktop ltd.’s website explains the company was established in 1969 and has been serving the concrete and asphalt needs of the Kamloops area for nearly 40 years. It states the company is an expert in the installation of all types of paving materials. Asked about involvement of Salmon Arm trades, Kaiser said any subcontractors interested in working on the site See anchor on page A2

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

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Hillcrest Elementary School students Levi Byers, Brayden Hessler, Bethany Riley, Kyle Chorlton, Sean Jurasek, RCMP Cst. Yvonne Dibblee and Ben Bannister cross the street with a Think of Me banner to encourage drivers to slow down.

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Anchor to be 99,000 sq.ft. Continued from front should contact the contractors directly. Although SmartCentres would say only that the anchor tenant will be announced in the next few weeks, tender documents circulated in the fall referred to a Walmart. Sources who saw the documents reported that the floor plan includes a grocery section with a deli and bakery area, as well as poultry and produce coolers, grocery aisles and grocery sales. The store also included a medical/pharmacy-type centre, and a photo centre. Initial perusal of the plans showed neither an automotive centre nor a fast-food facil-

ity, as some Walmarts include. The building permit is for the largest building on the development plan at 98,857 sq.ft. Kevin Pearson, the city’s director of development services, says the development cost charges of approximately $320,000 have been paid, and the company will be spending about $600,000 on landscaping. An amended development permit was approved by city council on Oct. 24, 2011. One of the issues that MOTI had been focusing on in the fall prior to issuing its approval of the SmartCentres development permit last week was ensuring there was a sufficient buffer between the pro-

posed structure and the Trans-Canada Highway to accommodate highway maintenance, such as snow-plowing. The ministry notes that its approval is limited to considering issues related to the safety and operation of the highway. Asked about reasons for the lengthy approval process, MOTI stated in an email to the Observer yesterday that the ministry was responsible for the timeline. It stated that upon receiving the development permit from the city, the ministry undertook a technical review which included a consultation process. “The ministry was responsible for the process and the timeline


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Flood report nixed By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

The pillars holding up flood predictions for the Salmon River-Shuswap Lake areas are no longer standing firm. The engineering firm of Kohn Crippen Berger Ltd. out of Vancouver wrote to Salmon Arm Council on Friday, March 1 regarding a report and maps on flooding. It referred to the Salmon River – Shuswap Lake to Spa Creek Floodplain Mapping Design Brief prepared by Crippen Consultants in 1990 and the accompanying floodplain maps issued in 1991. The floodplain mapping documents are available on the province’s Ministry of Environment website. “Given that the design brief and the floodplain maps are more than 20 years old and that site conditions and hydrology may have changed significantly since these documents were prepared, we wish to advise the City of Salmon Arm that these outdated documents should not be relied upon for current engineering works or public safety policies,” writes the engineering firm. In response to an inquiry from the Observer, Carl Bannister, the city’s chief administrative officer, said the issue will be placed on the agenda of the March 25 A3

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Flood focus: The Salmon River Bridge is one area that has been cited for its potential for risk in the event of a large flood. meeting of city council. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations also replied via email with the following comments: “Many of the floodplain maps in the province are more than 20 years old and some may require updating. However, the maps are marked with a very clear disclaimer cautioning users to that effect,” the email stated. “Ministry staff were not aware of the situation in the City of Salmon Arm. As a result of your enquiry, they are following up with the City of Salmon Arm...” In the meantime, the BC Real Estate Association put on a “Planning to Avoid Disaster – Floodplain Maps Stakeholder Workshop” in Vancouver last week. Salmon Arm is not alone in having out-ofdate floodplain mapping information. A workshop flyer stated: “Floodplain maps can be used as

administrative tools to depict minimum elevations for floodproofing. Minimum floodproofing requirements can then be incorporated into building bylaws, subdivision approvals and local government planning and regulations.” “Unfortunately, the language used by the province can easily be misunderstood. The term ‘200-year flood’ can easily be taken to mean one flood every 200 years, when it actually means a 0.5 per cent chance of flooding in any year.” It notes that the BC Ministry of Environment website lists 105 designated floodplain areas in B.C. and offers links to 87 associated floodplain maps. “Of those, 69 per cent are 20 to 25 years old, and the remaining maps are 14 to 19 years old — despite the recommendation of experts that floodplain maps should be updated every 10 years.”

The City is creating its first ever long-term Strategic Plan in 2013. When complete, the plan will be a guide to help City Council and Staff more effectively make decisions around infrastructure planning and implementation, prioritize projects and spending, identify revenue sources and consider taxation over the next 10 to 15 years. Two surveys have been created to gather input from residents and community organizations about projects and initiatives. When Available:

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Liquor store to leave downtown By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

Word of mouth isn’t how some on city council expected to learn that Salmon Arm’s government liquor store is moving from one mall to another. BC Liquor Distribution Branch spokesperson Tarina Palmer confirmed Tuesday that the liquor store will be moving from the Shuswap Park Mall to Centenoka Park Mall. “The development of a new store will enable BC Liquor Stores to improve the selection and presentation of products to our customers,” said Palmer in an email, adding the Liquor Distribution Branch doesn’t “solicit

public input” for store locations. Regardless, at the end of their regular meeting Monday, council approved a late motion by Coun. Alan Harrison to write a letter to the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, asking that the decision to move the liquor store be reconsidered “until consultation with the City of Salmon Arm takes place.” “The fact that I think most of us found out about the move of the liquor store on the street, or from somebody else, it seems to me that consultation piece is lacking,” said Harrison. The impact the move will have on the down-

town core is also a concern for Harrison. Coun. Debbie Cannon, an employee at Centenoka, argued the mall is part of downtown and

Debbie Cannon City CounCillor said she wouldn’t support council deciding where a government liquor store can go. “I don’t think it’s our place as council to get

involved in that. Business is business,” said Cannon. Coun. Marg Kentel took issue with the potential impact the liquor store at Centenoka might have on a neighbouring private liquor outlet. Coun. Ken Jamieson stressed the liquor store is a government service, and he agreed the city should have had some say in the process. “We’re not in that loop and I think as a city government, we should have been consulted in some way,” said Jamieson. Council supported Harrison’s letter, with Cannon and Mayor Nancy Cooper opposed.

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Cigarette sparks fire in shed Casually tossing a cigarette cost a homeowner their shed on Sunday afternoon. The Salmon Arm Fire Department was called out at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, March 10 to the report of a shed on fire in the 700 block of

By Tracy Hughes A scammer has introduced a slick campaign to bilk consumers under the guise of raising money for Ronald McDonald House. Salmon Arm RCMP were contacted by a resident in the area of 23rd Street NE, who had a funny feeling after making a supposed donation and receiving McDonald’s gift cards in exchange. The door-to-door scammer claimed to be representing Ronald McDonald House and was wearing a photo ID tag with McDonald’s logo and the last name

“Harris.” The scammer was well dressed, wearing a dark suit. He is Caucasian, about six feet all with dark hair. The man advised the resident that if he made a donation through his Visa card, he would be able to immediately issue a tax donation receipt. “It was very slick. He seemed to have an answer for all my questions, and this is a charity I support, so I gave him my card,” said the victim, who did not want to be named. The credit receipt appeared to be legitimate under the heading “McDonald’s Foundation.”


After the man left, the man and his wife became suspicious and decided to call the local McDonald’s to check. They were informed that there was no doorto-door fundraiser in progress, so the couple went to the store to see if the gift cards were valid. While the cards were legitimate McDonald’s gift cards, they were void with no value attached. The couple suspect they were stolen or previously used cards. They immediately contacted their credit card company and cancelled their card and then phoned police. “It’s another skim-

ming operation,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane of the Salmon Arm RCMP. “Last fall it was Tim (Hortons) cards.” Keane advises anyone who may have been scammed to contact them and also advised the public to be cautious with their credit card information. “These people went to great lengths to appear legitimate,” says the victim. “I was lucky and wasn’t out anything because I cancelled my card, but these people could have really gone to town. I just don’t want anyone else to get taken.”

Firefighters were able to quickly contain the blaze. There was some heat and smoke damage to the siding of the home and to a neighbour’s adjacent property; however no one was injured.

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by given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in the Council e City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. CITY OF SALMON ARM - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Amendment to Official Community Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chamber of the City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, w No. 4000:March 25, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. on Monday,

1. Lot Proposed Amendment Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4000: gnate 5, Block 1, toSection 14, Township 20, Redesignate Lot 5, Block 1, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, 10, W6M, KDYD, PlanDensity 3611 from toHR Plan 3611 from HR (High Residential) CC (City Centre). Density Residential) to CC (City Centre). 2.

Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: Rezone Lot 5, Block 1, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan 3611 from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to C-2 (Town Centre Commercial).

Amendment to570 Zoning Bylaw Civic Address: Okanagan Avenue SE No 2303:

Location: South side of Okanagan Avenue SE, two Parcels west of 6 Street SE Present Use: Vacant Single Family Dwelling with lower Floor dwelling unit e Lot 5,Proposed BlockUse: 1, Commercial Sectionmain 14,floor, Township 20, Owners / Applicant: K. & M. Ratzlaff 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan 3611 from R-1 Reference: OCP4000-7/ Bylaw No. 3952 and ZON.980/Bylaw No. 3953

Family Residential) to C-2 The files for the proposed bylaws are available for inspection between the Centre hours ofCommercial). 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays

from March 12 to March 25, 2013, both inclusive, in the office of the Corporate Officer at the City of Salmon Arm, 500 - 2 Avenue NE. THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR ress:INTEREST 570 Okanagan SE ARE URGED TO REVIEW THE AFFECTED BY THE Avenue PROPOSED BYLAWS FILES AVAILABLE IN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT (OR TELEPHONE South side of Okanagan Avenue SE, two 803-4000) TO OBTAIN THE FACTS OF THE PROPOSALS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.west of 6 Street SE Parcels

Corey Paiement, Corporate Officer se: Vacant Single Family Dwelling Use: Commercial main floor, with lower Floor dwelling unit Applicant: K. & M. Ratzlaff OCP4000-7/ Bylaw No. 3952 OF REVISION - FRONTAGE TAXES; TRANSPORTATION CITY OF SALMON ARM COURT and ZON.980/Bylaw No. 3953 PARCEL TAXES; 73RD AVENUE WATER MAIN EXTENSION PARCEL TAXES

PUBLIC NOTICE – BEER GARDEN TAKE NOTICE THAT: PERMITS A Court of Revision will sit on Monday, the 25th day of March, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the City of Salmon he proposed bylaws are available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. andis reminded 4:00 that p.m., The public Arm, 500 - 2 Avenue NE., Salmon Arm, B.C., to hear complaints on one or more of the following grounds: all requests for Beer Garden gh Friday, excluding holidays from March 12 to March 25, 2013, both inclusive, in the office of the Permits must be made to the a) there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; Chairman ofINTEREST the Committee to icer at the City Arm,the500 - 2of Avenue NE. THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR b) there is an of error Salmon or omission respecting inclusion a parcel; Approve Public Events (C.A.P.E.). there is an error or omission respecting the taxable of a parcel; TO REVIEW THE FILES AVAILABLE BY THE c) PROPOSED BYLAWS AREfrontage URGED IN Requests must be received prior 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 10, NT SERVICES (OR TELEPHONE 803-4000) TO OBTAIN THEto FACTS OF THE in connection DEPARTMENT with City of Salmon Arm Bylaws as follows: 2013, for the 2013 season. PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING. • Water Frontage Tax Bylaw No. 1023 and amendments thereto; Remember, if you are planning


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and to deal with any amendments to the Water and Sewer Frontage Tax Rolls, Transportation Parcel Tax Roll and 73 Avenue Water Main Extension Parcel Tax Roll. A complaint shall not be heard by the Court of Revision unless notice of the complaint has been made in writing to the office of the Assessor, Box 40, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N2, and received by that office at least 48 hours prior to the time appointed for the first sitting of the Court of Revision. The Frontage, Transportation and 73rd Avenue Water Main Parcel Tax Rolls will be open for inspection at the office of the undersigned between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Monica R. Dalziel Collector/Assessor For more information call 250-803-4000

to host a beer garden, you must have your permit request submitted prior to May 10, th th Observer: 2013. March 13 & 20 City of Salmon Arm Attention: Bylaw Enforcement Officer 500 – 2 Avenue NE, Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Fax: 250-803-4041


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for what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

Plan ignores the obvious There are some times in this business when you just have to shake your head in disbelief. The first is when politicians announce and re-announce the same grant project trying to milk the so-called donation of taxpayer’s dollars for as much good PR as possible. This is followed closely by government officials who seem to have no clue about local issues when they devise grand plans for our community. A glaring example of this was the recent presentation of proposed upgrades to the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border. The province has committed $650 million over the next 10 years for future widening of the Trans-Canada Highway, and the work in Salmon Arm is one of seven projects that will make up $140 million of the $650 million. The plan, which is supposed to become the blueprint for upgrades, shows four-laning a twokilometre stretch of highway from 10th Street SW to 30th Street SW. It would entail an upgrade to three intersections, construction of two new intersections, and 1.4 kilometres of new frontage roads. What’s missing? Only the most-requested upgrade that citizens have been making for more than 20 years. The Salmon River Bridge is a notoriously problematic section of the highway, the site of numerous accidents and near-misses. It is also an especially problematic bottleneck as traffic attempts to funnel through. You’d think the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure would be well aware of this, and likely they are. So what could possibly be the reason for ignoring it in the preliminary plans? The bright light here, is that the ministry did conduct a consultation process with citizens and can no longer ignore the fact that the majority of citizens who took part want the bridge upgrade to be a priority. At Monday’s meeting, city council has also decided to send a letter emphasizing their desire for upgrades to the Salmon River Bridge conducted in conjunction with a flood assessment for the area and the addition of walkways connecting the First Nations lands with the city. Let’s hope the city keeps the pressure on. I’d like to see other organizations like the CSRD, Salmon Arm Chamber, The Economic Development Society and both our provincial and federal representatives weigh in as well. To think that it would be more than a decade before that bridge sees any improvement is simply ridiculous. In journalism circles the symbol -30- used to be written at the bottom of stories to denote the end. This often led to the joke that once you’d hit 30, you’d reached the end. Having now passed my 40th birthday, I can vouch that 30 is far from the end. My lovely co-workers were sure to point out my latest milestone both in print and on the Observer’s front window. This resulted in a wonderful number of well-wishes which made my day all the brighter. Thank you.

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Liquor store move impacts downtown Like it or not, liquor is a draw for consumers, especially at B.C. Government Liquor Stores. This is because unlike the private liquor outlets, prices tend to be lower and selection larger. This observation concurs with a report into the issue by the Consumer Association of Canada. While Salmon Arm has a wealth of private liquor outlets, there is only one B.C. government liquor store in city limits, located on Lakeshore Drive in the Shuswap Park Mall. This store has long been an anchor, not only for that development, but as a way to entice consumers into the heart of the city’s downtown core, resulting in spinoff business for the other retail establishments nearby.

So the news that the B.C. government liquor store will be moving out of the downtown core is a blow to those who have worked for so many years to keep Salmon Arm’s downtown a vibrant and economically thriving place. While private businesses are under no obligation to consider the greater good of the community when choosing their location, we believe this is a function of government. Both a majority of city council and Downtown Salmon Arm are supporting a reconsideration of the move pending consultation with the city. A B.C. liquor outlet is different from a private business, and we’d like to think they could treat our community differently than a private business might.

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VICTORIA – The B.C. legislature session VICTORIA B.C. legislature session ends this week.–ItThe can’t come quickly enough ends this week. It can’t come enough for Premier Christy Clark andquickly the B.C. Libfor Premier Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals. erals. This is also the week we see the rest of the This from is also“ethnic-gate,” the week we see thelatest rest ofconthe fallout as the fallout as thebylatest controversyfrom over“ethnic-gate,” partisan activity political troversy over clumsily labelled. partisan activity by political staff has been staff has been clumsily labelled. A disgruntled former B.C. Liberal caucus A disgruntled Liberalancaucus staffer handed theformer NDP B.C. opposition interstaffer handed the NDP anethnic internal memo setting out a opposition strategy for nal memo setting out ainto strategy for ethnic “outreach” that strayed forbidden terri“outreach” that strayed into forbidden territory, suggesting that ethnic-friendly governtory, ethnic-friendly government suggesting events couldthat be staged and participants’ ment could beturned stagedover and participants’ namesevents collected and to the party. names overdemonstrates to the party. “Thiscollected secret and planturned clearly secret plan clearlyfolding demonstrates the“This Liberals are deliberately governthe are deliberately folding mentLiberals resources and staff into their governparty’s ment resources and staff intorules theirthat party’s campaign machinery, despite forcampaign machinery,NDP despite rules thatJohn forbid this,” thundered house leader bid this,” “We’ve thundered NDP leader Horgan. seen thishouse before, withJohn the Horgan. before, with the Liberals’ “We’ve efforts toseen run athis secret committee to Liberals’ efforts to run a secret committee to subvert the public process around Burnaby subvert public Hospital,theand in theprocess attack around websiteBurnaby created Hospital, thelaunched attack website by caucusand staffinand by the created Liberal by caucus staff and launched by the Liberal party.” party.” Casual observers might see this as a disCasualnew observers might in seemisuse this asofapubdisturbing development turbing new development in all misuse lic resources. It’s disturbing, right,of butpubit’s lic resources. hardly new. It’s disturbing, all right, but it’s hardly The new. “attack website” Horgan refers to is The “attack website” refers to is a case in point. While aHorgan website targeting aNDP caseleader in point. While website Adrian Dixawas beingtargeting cooked NDP Adrian Dixbunker, was being cooked up in leader the B.C. Liberal a similar efup the being B.C. Liberal bunker, a similar effortinwas developed in NDP research fort developed NDP research downwas the being hall. This partisanin message detailed down hall. This things partisan message detailed all thethe worthwhile that could be done all worthwhile things that couldadvertisbe done withthethe government’s $15 million with the government’s $15 million ing budget singing the praises of theadvertisgoverning budget ment’s “jobssinging plan.” the praises of the government’s “jobs plan.” But this one carried the logo of the NDP But this one carried of The the NDP caucus, so it was withinthe thelogo rules. avercaucus, so itseeing was within the rules. Theon average person, two groups of staff the age person, seeing two groups of staff on the

public payroll, each slagging the other, might public payroll, the other, might not detect mucheach of aslagging difference. notThe detect much of a difference. biggest headline from the leaked The was biggest headlineto generating from the “quick leaked memo its reference memo wasthe its reference to generating “quick wins” for election campaign by staging wins” for for thehistoric electionracial campaign by staging apologies injustices. It menapologies forformer historicpremier racial injustices. mentioned how Gordon ItCamptioned how former premier Gordon Campbell delivered a solemn apology in 2008 for bell delivered solemn in 2008Sikh for the decision to aturn awayapology a ship carrying the decision to turn away a –ship carrying refugees from Vancouver shortly afterSikh the refugees shortly after the outbreak from of theVancouver First World–War. outbreak of theaFirst Worldprovincial War. What does modern premier What doesbya modern provincial accomplish apologizing for a premier federal accomplish apologizing a federal immigration by decision made infor1915? Why immigration in 1915? Why would anotherdecision premiermade now feel the need to would another theimposed need to apologize for apremier federal now “headfeel tax” apologize a federal from “head1885 tax”toimposed on Chinesefor immigrants 1923? onThe Chinese immigrants from 1885 to 1923? answer is obvious. The answer obvious. Again, don’tisexpect much to change with don’t expectAsked much to anAgain, NDP government. lastchange week ifwith he an NDP government. Asked week he would stage an apology for thelast head tax,ifDix would stage an apology forhistory the head tax, Dix delivered a well-rehearsed lesson that delivered a well-rehearsed lesson that made it clear he is anxious history to do so. made it cleartohepolitics is anxious to urbanized, do so.  Welcome in an gloWelcome to politics urbanized, globalized media culture. inIt’sanmore important balized culture. important to put onmedia a show than toIt’s domore the right thing. to put on aareshow than to three do thetimes right before thing. Hospitals announced Hospitals are announced three times they’re built, then announced again before when they’re they are built, staffed.then announced again when they are staffed. Politics is a lucrative career. Former B.C. Politics is a Lorne lucrative career. Former B.C. Liberal MLA Mayencourt is one of Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt is one of the additional “outreach” staff hand-picked the additional staffretort hand-picked by Clark. The “outreach” B.C. Liberals that the by Clark. Thehas B.C.a Liberals retort that the NDP caucus similar staffer named NDP has has a similar stafferleaves named Gabrielcaucus Yiu, who taken three of Gabriel who taken of absence Yiu, to run for has MLA, andthree is in leaves practical absence to run for MLA, and is in practical terms a professional NDP candidate. terms candidate. Yiu aisprofessional running forNDP a fourth time in VanYiu is running for a fourth in Vancouver-Fraserview, having beentime defeated in couver-Fraserview, been defeated in 2009 by former Westhaving Vancouver police chief 2009 former West Vancouver police chief Kash by Heed. That campaign was notorious Kash Heed. That campaign was pamphlets notorious for anonymous Chinese-language for anonymous Chinese-language pamphlets claiming the NDP favours legalizing drugs claiming the NDP favours legalizing drugs and imposing a “death tax” on inheritance. and imposing a “deathmight tax” onproduce inheritance. This latest scandal meanThisreform. latest scandal might produce ingful But the misuse of publicmeanmoningful reform. the misuse of public money to further theBut interests of political parties is ey to further the interests of political parties is deeply entrenched. deeply entrenched.

Stella Davies Stella Davies Railroad “The Canadian “The Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot.” Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot.”

Tim Walker Tim Walker “Blow At High Dough by “Blow At HighHip. Dough the Tragically ” by the Tragically Hip.”

Salmon Salmon River River Bridge Bridge demands demands urgent urgent attention attention An open letter to Mayor An open letter to Mayor Nancy Cooper, CSRD Nancy Cooper, CSRD chair, Ministry of Transport chair, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, MLA and Infrastructure, MLA George Abbott and MP CoGeorge Abbott and MP Colin Mayes: linAlthough Mayes: there have been Although there have been numerous Trans-Canada numerous Trans-Canada Highway accidents in and Highway accidents around Salmon Arminin and the around Armhere, in the 45 yearsSalmon I’ve lived it 45 yearsme I’vethat, lived it amazes so here, far, no amazes me that, so far, ocno major disasters have major disasters havecrossoccurred at the bridges curred the line bridges crossing the atCPR at Tappen ing line River at Tappen and the theCPR Salmon just and just westthe of Salmon town – River both sites west town – waiting both sites being of “accidents to being “accidents waiting to happen.” happen.”

Please do not wait for one Please do not wait for before these bridges areone rebefore these designed andbridges built. are redesigned built. an upJust as and important, Just as important, an upto-date study of the flooding to-date study of River the flooding of the Salmon needs of the Salmon River needs urgent attention. Without urgent attention. this, re-building the Without Salmon this, Riverre-building bridge willthebeSalmon only a River bridge will beso only short-term solution, ulti-a short-term solution, so ultimately wasteful.   mately wasteful.   The current plan of widThe current plan of widening the Trans-Canada ening Trans-Canada west of the Salmon Arm for a west of Salmon Armthough for a few hundred metres, few hundred though useful, pales metres, in importance useful, importance to thesepales otherin issues. And to these the otherTrans-Canada issues. And whether whether the Trans-Canada gets re-routed in the future gets re-routed in the future

or not, both bridge sites will or not, both bridgeto sites continue, always, be will imcontinue, always, toand be important crossings, are portant crossings, and are the financial responsibility the the financial of federalresponsibility and provinof the federal andwhile provincial governments, our cial governments, our local governmentswhile should local governments be leading the way should in debe leading the waytointhese demanding a solution manding a solution to these problems. problems. I add my voice to the I add my requesting voice to our the many others many others requesting our local council and regional local and regional districtcouncil spearhead action, district spearhead now, with the two action, senior now, with thein two senior governments addressing governments these issues. in addressing these issues. Barbara Grier Barbara Grier

Reader sends hope to bullied teen Reader sends hope to bullied teen Open letter to Kam KriThe teen years are rough amazed at where you’re letter to Kam eseOpen (Observer Feb. 27) Kriand ese Feb. who 27) and other(Observer young people are other beingyoung bullied:people who are being bullied: Please keep in mind that in mind that a Please geniuskeep is often called a“crazy” geniusby ispeople oftenof called lower “crazy” by people of lower intelligence. intelligence.

Thewhich teen years are rough seas are difficult to seas which are steady difficultand to navigate. Stand navigate. steady and hold yourStand course. You’ll hold your course. find smooth sailingYou’ll and find sailing and sunnysmooth skies eventually. sunny skiestime eventually. By the you are in By the time you are be in your thirties, you’ll your thirties, you’ll be

amazed at where at… far ahead of youryou’re peers. at… ahead ofthe your peers. Beingfaroutside norm is Being norm is difficultoutside now; the in the long difficult long run it cannow; be a in bigthe benefit. run it can be Be a big benefit. Be awesome. yourself. Be awesome. Be yourself. Kalene Bourque Kalene Bourque

Where’s the scrutiny of Adrian Dix? Where’s the scrutiny of Adrian Dix? Premier Christy Clark dia’s pit bulls been holding out of the NDP bull pen PremiertheChristy Clark deserves media roastdeserves the been mediagetting, roasting she has ing she has but what aboutbeen NDPgetting, leader but whatDix. about NDP leader Adrian Adrian Most Dix. British Columbians MostheBritish Columbians know got caught riding know he got caughta riding SkyTrain without ticket SkyTrain ticket but now thewithout media isa giving but theride media giving himnow a free on isthe bighim free rideissues on the gest apolitical ofbigthe gest political issuestheof methe day. Why haven’t day. Why haven’t the me-

dia’s pittobulls been holding his feet the fire? hisWhy feet tohasn’t the fire? Dix been Why about hasn’t been grilled howDix an NDP grilled aboutwould how an NDP government prevent government would prevent a recurrence of the scandalaous recurrence of the the BC scandalbehaviour Libous the BC eralsbehaviour are embroiled in? Liberals are embroiled in?good Adrian Dix looks Adrian Christy Dix looks good because Clark is because Christy Clark is such a bush-league player. such a bush-league It’s time Mister Dixplayer. came It’s time Mister Dix came


out of NDP Columbibull pen and let the British and let ifBritish ans see he has Columbithe ‘right ans seewhich if he means has thenot ‘right stuff,’ too stuff,’ left-wing which means much stuff.not too much Dix left-wing expects stuff. to be the DixBC expects to but be the next premier next BC buthethe voters willpremier decide if is willor decide if he is avoters winner just a socialist a winner or just a socialist whiner. whiner.   Lloyd Atkins Lloyd Atkins

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It was announced that an old time stampede would be held in Calgary between July 5 and July 14. The program is to include calf roping, bronco busting, fancy riding and roping.

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The council received a letter through R.W. Bruhn from the executive council on relief, which stated that the government would no longer share the financial burden of relief for single men.


A new column appeared in the Observer this week entitled “With Our Boys in the Forces.” The following people had been transferred, arrived overseas, or were home on leave: Cpl. Delaville, RCAF; LAC Don Turner, Sgt. Major Robert Holliday, Pte, A.J. D Meek, Pilot Officer Harold Damgaard and Pilot Officer H.E. Jones. Housewives were urged to submit their applications for sugar rations for preserving. A form had to be filled out telling the number of quarts of fruit to be canned.


Presenting a petition bearing nearly 1,000 signatures, a delegation representing the chamber of commerce, and lumberman’s association met Premier W.A.C. Bennett and highways minister P.A. Gaglardi in Victoria. The petition requested the government proceed immediately with the reconstruction of the Trans-Canada Highway west of Salmon Arm to Squilax.


Five Sicamous Boy Scouts received their Queen’s Scout award, the highest award that can be obtained in Scouting. They were Read Smith, Rex Perry, Bill Simpson, Bob Abbott and Bob Read. A proposal to sell Salmon Arm’s Golf and Country Club Association was to be considered. An offer of $10,000 was submitted to the executive by William Kalke. Mr Kalke was to replace the sand greens with grass, and make other improvements.


Sweet moves: (clockwise from top) Aidan Sparks performs as Willy Wonka; Ashley Schubert and Jennifer Gullins are candy canes; Kenslie Carlsson, Aera Murdoch and Ashen Lindgren as gummy bears, and Megan Middleton and Chelsea Bannister perform a bubble gum dance in the Just For Kicks Dance Studio’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Accident victim identified By Tracy Hughes


Police have identified the man who apparently drowned when his truck went over an embankment at Cruikshank Point and into Shuswap Lake. The body of Gurminder Singh Minhas, 30, of Grande Prairie, Alta. was discovered by an RCMP dive team submerged near the cab of the semi truck that went over an embankment and into Shuswap Lake west of Sorrento. There was no one else in the truck at the time of the crash. The body was removed from the lake at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, and the rig was later removed from the water. The trailer had Alberta licence

plates and the logo on the cab indicates the truck belongs to Syndicate Transport Ltd., a company based out of Calgary. RCMP investigations reveal the truck may have gone into the lake earlier than previously thought, possibly around 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. Police were alerted by a passing motorist who saw the trailer floating in the lake Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. The cab of the truck was submerged in 10 feet of water. Chase RCMP Cpl. Mark Skotnicki said police believe the weight shifted on the westbound truck, causing it to flip onto the barrier, where it went over the embankment and slid several metres.

The trailer, which had detached from the rig and floated downstream, was pulled from the water after Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were able to attach cables to the floating vehicle and pull it close enough to haul it out. Ministry of Environment officials assessed the site for spilled diesel fuel and other possible contaminants. A hazardous materials firm was called in and used an absorbent boom to contain diesel fuel in the area, but the ministry reports there does not appear to be an immediate environmental risk. The truck was transporting frozen meat, some of which was found floating in the lake.

Additional jail time issued for ‘Green Man’ By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

The Salmon Arm man who gained notoriety as the “Green Man” in the Vancouver’s Stanley Cup riots, has had an additional 75 days of jail time added to his fivemonth sentence. The new jail time relates to a string of

charges based out of Calgary, where Comber also participated in a post-hockey game altercation. These charges included assault of a peace officer, mischief, theft, possession of a controlled substance and failing to attend court. These charges date to 2004 in Calgary

following a Calgary Flames game. Following his arrest for the Vancouver charges, Calgary police initiated the judicial proceedings against him, after Comber skipped out on the Alberta court dates. Comber, 38, sported green body paint and a mohawk haircut when he was alleged to have lit a stuffed bear on fire

and thrown it onto an overturned truck during the riot, which took place after the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals on June 15, 2011. Comber was arrested in Salmon Arm in April 2012 after an investigation by the Vancouver Integrated Riot Investigation Team.



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Cave remembered for service to city By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

The man with the most experience in Salmon Arm’s local government died last Tuesday at age 86. Phil Cave spent 22 years serving on Salmon Arm’s municipal councils as an alderman, from January 1968 consecutively un-

til December 1990. At that time, Cave ran for the mayor’s position, but lost to Margaret Lund. He was noted for his common sense at the council table and his dedication to community. He was also known for his way with words. One of his memorable quotes was immortal-

ized in the Observer in coverage of a district budget meeting, “If you spend that much, you won’t have enough money left over to make leggings for a hummingbird.” While on council, Cave had a particular interest in the district’s public works and was also on the library board.

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Cave was also an ardent supporter of the Salmon Arm Museum and Haney Heritage Park for 25 years, sitting on their board and doing many volunteer projects up until his death. A memorial celebration of life tea is to be held at Haney Park on May 19 at 1 p.m. in Marjorie’s Tea Room.

Phil Cave In addition to his political endeavours,

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Protest against pesticides Ban sought: Salmon Arm doctor pans legislation.


More than 100 health-care providers say a licence to spray does not protect British Columbians from the harmful effects of toxic lawn and garden pesticides. Responding to the B.C. government’s proposed regulations to allow only licensed individuals to apply lawn and garden pesticides, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) last week launched a campaign calling for a provincewide ban on the products. They say scientific studies show that people exposed to pesticides are at greater risk for cancer and neurological disease. Children are especially vulnerable and women exposed to pesticides are more likely to have a child with attention deficit disorder and reduced IQ. Endorsed by the David Suzuki Foundation and Environmental Defence, this campaign marks the first time doctors and nurses have partnered on this issue. The centrepiece of

the campaign is an open letter endorsed by more than 100 of them demanding a ban on the sale and use of lawn and garden pesticides, a letter that is appearing as a major advertisement in newspapers across the province. “The government suggests its proposed

a comprehensive prohibition was initiated in 2009 and where the law is working extremely well. Retailers are now selling non-toxic products and lawn-care firms are making good money offering pesticide-free services. Some are even creating new jobs because

Poisons don’t become benign just because the person using them has been instructed in their use.

Dr. Warren Bell AgAinst cosmetic pesticides

legislation will enhance public safety. We don’t agree,” say Gideon Forman, executive director of CAPE, and Warren Bell, the organization’s founding president, in a joint press release. “Pesticides pose very significant health risks for people and the environment – no matter who sprays them. Poisons don’t become benign just because the person using them has been instructed in their use.” Forman and Bell point to Ontario, where

organic landscaping is more labour-intensive than its chemical counterpart, says Bell. “Ontario’s ban is also proving to be very helpful environmentally,” say Bell and Forman, noting provincial research indicates that since implementation of the law, concentrations of lawn pesticides in urban streams dropped dramatically. “In some waterways, for example, the amount of 2,4-D weedkiller was down 94 per cent.”


The campaign calls for the province to scrap the bill and legislate a true ban that would require both homeowners and lawn companies to use kidand pet-friendly, nontoxic products. Whether or not the Liberals are persuaded by the campaign, NDP Environment Critic Rob Fleming charged the province with ignoring science and an overwhelming desire by B.C. citizens to ban cosmetic pesticides. Fleming re-introduced legislation in the legislature last Thursday and made a promise to the people of B.C. that if elected May 14, “New Democrats will make the changes parents, physicians, cancer organizations, communities and the Union of B.C. Municipalities are calling for by taking decisive action on this serious issue.”

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The school district is moving forward with plans to sell eight properties within its boundaries pending approval of the Ministry of education. The board is expected to pass first readings of a series of bylaws allowing it to proceed with the sale of the properties, which include the defunct North broadview school, the current school board office on shuswap street, the former Mount Ida school, the North Canoe annex, the new Jackson annex, the south Canoe Centre, the former Ashton Creek school and vacant property at 4730 Fifth Ave. sW. Public hearings were held to explore any community concerns with these sales; however, there was minimal response. The shuswap 222 Air Cadets expressed concern as they currently lease space in the south Canoe Centre. There was also a request for the board to consider the importance of the now-defunct Ashton Creek school to that community. should the bylaws pass, the board will then forward this to the Ministry of education for approval before the bylaws can return for final readings, which are planned for April 9. At that point the properties could be put on the market.

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SilverBacks face formidable Vees Playoffs: After comefrom-behind excitement, first home game versus Vees set for March 18. By winning four of their final five games – all of which were on the road and three of them in come-from-behind fashion, the Salmon Arm SilverBacks have won the right to face the defending RBC Cup national champion Penticton Vees. The ’Backs most recent results were a 5-4 overtime win in Trail where they again were behind by as many as three goals and a 5-3 win in Prince George where, for a change, they actually got out to a 3-0 lead on their way to victory. Friday’s victory in Merritt gave Salmon Arm the requisite points they needed to eliminate Trail from playoff contention. After falling behind 3-0 early in the second, Alex Jewell and Steven Iacobellis started a rally and Harlan Orr’s tying marker with seven minutes left was the one that ensured the crucial point.

“It was kind of a strange thing, to see a team going crazy on the bench when it’s a tie,” conceded SilverBacks head coach Scott Robinson. “Our bench was certainly aware; this team has been pointed at a goal for so long… to realize that goal with a tie was strange.” They didn’t have to settle for a draw though as Carter Lukenda popped the winner 30 seconds into the first overtime. Closing out the regular season against the Spruce Kings, Salmon Arm got first-period goals from Iacobellis, Josh Bowes and Orr on their way to the win. Jordan Levesque’s third-period tally proved to be the winner. “It was the exact opposite,” said Robinson of his team building a lead instead of clawing back from behind. “We played well throughout that game in what was

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Off to playoffs: SilverBack Ryan Schwalbe puts the pressure on Centennials’ netminder Russell Sanderson during the ’Backs exciting 5-4 OT win in Merritt Friday. a mean-nothing game to both teams.” There won’t be any more of those with the playoffs beginning Friday in Penticton. The Vees won the season series 5-2 but five of the games were decided by one goal. Penticton did shut out the SilverBacks twice however. “They’re the defend-

ing national champions and all that comes with beating a team like that, we’re looking forward to the challenge,” said Robinson. “You can’t let them run all over you skill-wise… and not let them outnumber us on rushes. We need to keep them off the ice on the power play.” Beginning the play-

offs on the road is no big deal, says Robinson, as his team hasn’t played at Shaw Centre since Feb. 22 anyway. “We haven’t been at home for a couple of weeks, that’s fine,” he said. “Our next home game is going to be a good one. A couple more on the road won’t hurt us; we like it on the road.”

Adam Clark will start in net Friday in Penticton (7 p.m. faceoff) though Robinson is supremely confident in backup Angus Redmond should the need arise. The midseason pickup has a 2.59 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in nine games. Salmon Arm will

host Penticton Monday, March 18 and Tuesday March 19 for Games 3 and 4. Both games begin at 7 p.m. SilverBacks captain Brandon Mistal won the Bob Fenton Trophy as the Interior Conference’s Most Sportsmanlike Player. The last ’Backs player to win it was Conor Morrison in 2009.

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speeding to Montreal A member of the Salmon Arm Ice Breakers speed skating club has had the honour of competing at the Canadian Short Track Championships held March 8 to 10 in Montreal, Que. Alyssa Skaalid placed third in the 500-metre semifinal during the event, which features some of the best skaters in Canada, ages 15 and up.

time for soccer fun The last day to register with Shuswap Youth Soccer in order to have your child’s placement on a team guaranteed is Saturday, March 16. Families with three or more children receive discounts. The tentative start date depending on field status, is Saturday, April 13, running to the week of June 17. For more information, go to, email or phone 250-833-5607.

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Bishop best in BC

A Salmon Arm rink emerged the best in the province during the Masters 70+ Provincials held in Nanaimo March 5 to 8. Taking top spot was the Geordie Bishop team with third Walter Moore, second Peter Barton and lead Peter Strecheniuk. The Salmon Arm quartet ended the tournament undefeated, with five wins, no losses and two ties. Their first and last draws bookended their results with two 6-6 ties, the first versus the Harrison rink from Port Alberni, which eventually took a silver medal with five wins, one loss and one tie.

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top team: The Geordie Bishop rink is presented with a trophy in Nanaimo after winning the Provincials with an undefeated run.

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Equestrian trail session An information session on the equestrian trails in South Canoe will be held March 14, 7 p.m. at 251-60th St. SE in Salmon Arm. RSVP to Barbel Newell at 250-832-4058.

BC senior Games An information and registration table for the BC Seniors Games will be at the Mall at Piccadilly, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Games take place in Kamloops, Aug. 20-24. For more info, call Helen at 250-832-3372.

’Backs recognized Defenceman Shane Hanna has been named as a first Team All-Star within the BCHL’s Interior Division. Another SilverBack, Brandon Mistal, has been awarded the Bob Fenton Trophy by the BCHL for Most Sportsmanlike Player, Interior Conference.

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Feb. 18: 1. Bruce Motherwell, 2. Peter Siemans, 3. Mary Mackenzie. Feb. 21: Social Bridge – 1. Ann Doornberg, 2. Mary Mackenzie, 3. Ella Hoskins, 4. Lavalle van der Hoek. Feb. 24: 1. Michael Clayton & Steve Raffel, 2. Carol McGregor & Peggy Fetterly, 3. Edie & Jack Swanson, 4. Lynne Storey & John Parton, 5. Carol Jeffery & Ona Bouchard. Feb. 26: 1. Tom McNie & Graham Todd, 2. Dan Quilty & Stephen Raffel, 3. Ona Bouchard & Jim McLean. Have a sports event? Write to us at:


Winners: Todd Roberts and Tracey LaTosky sweep skip Dave

Long’s rock during the A Final of the Mixed Open Bonspiel at the Salmon Arm Curling Club. Missing from photo: Kate Horne.

It was all about Salmon Arm in the Mixed Open Bonspiel held March 8 to 10 at the Salmon Arm Curling Club. The A event winner was the Long team with skip Dave Long, third Kate Horne, second Todd Roberts and lead Tracey LaTosky. The B winner was the Puetz rink with skip Gene Puetz, third Barb Puetz, second Gerry Thomson and lead Brenda Puetz. In the C event, the win went to the Mertens team with skip Wayne Mertens, third Carol Murray, second Doug Murray and lead Marianne Mertens. The curling season concludes with the Fireman’s Bonspiel March 22 to 24 and the wind-up on April 6.

Cooper speeds to super showing Bree Cooper shone as she represented the Shuswap Swimming Team at the Swim BC ‘AAA’ Short Course Provincial Championships in Victoria on the Feb. 28 to March 3 weekend, where more than 750 swimmers aged 18 and under competed. Cooper had a great meet, as she advancing to the finals for 15year-old girls in several events. Her swims were fast, eclipsing four team records, and she raced even faster than she did

at the Western Canadian National Championships in Saskatoon in February. Cooper advanced to the final of the 50-metre freestyle race where she placed eighth; to the final of the 200-m and 100-m breaststroke where she placed sixth and eighth respectively, and she narrowly missed the finals in the 200-m butterfly. Her time in the 200m breaststroke met the Swimming Canada Western National Qualifying time standard.

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Larch Hills tops in cup series Larch Hills skiers earned first place in the Teck Okanagan Cup cross-country ski race series after the final event March 10, hosted by the Sovereign Lake Nordics. While many top spots were awarded to Larch Hills skiers on Sunday during the free-style event, the club as a whole took first in the series. Racers of all ages and skiing ability from the Thompson/Okanagan attended to compete for individual medals and points for their club. Club points are accumulated for each race in the Okanagan Cup series and an award is given to the club with the most points at the end of the final race. Points

are earned for top-five finishers and for participation. This year, Larch Hills was the top finisher, with a total of 842 points, with Sovereign Lake coming in second with 553 points. As for the race results for the day, in the Atom Boys category, Eric Moore earned first place, while Tessa Elliot and Emily Carelse took second and third in the Atom Girls category. Trond May earned first in the Pee Wee Boys category and, in the Pee Wee Girls, Julianne Moore was first in the 2004 category. Sophia van Varseveld took first in the 2003 category. In the Bantam category, Stephen Moore earned first for the boys,

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Fast and focused: Ingrid van Varseveld of Larch Hills keeps her eyes forward as she approaches the finish line at the final Okanagan Cup race at Sovereign Lake.

and Leah Nash took first in the girls. Andrew Nash claimed first in the 1998 Juvenile Boys category, with Konrad van Varseveld taking first in the Midget Boys 2000 category. David Bakker placed first in the Midget Boys 1999 category, and Rachel May took first place in the Midget Girls 1999 category. Brian May claimed top spot in the Masters Men 40 to 49 category, while Gary Hartling took first place in the Masters Men 60-69 category. For a complete list of race results, visit http://, or for more information, visit www.crosscountrybc. ca. A19



Subsidized courses for coaches coming Calling all coaches! The SASCU Recreation Centre is hosting Shuswap Coach Connection, a coaching development weekend, April 5 to 7. The weekend will consist of National Coaching Certification Program courses for soccer and crosscountry skiing as well as a Speaker Series for coaches from all sports. The two soccer NCCP courses are Active Start and Fundamentals, which are the first two courses needed to start out as a coach. The cross-country skiing course is for coach-

es who have completed the Introduction to Community Coach and Community Coach. The soccer courses are both free but participants need to register with the SASCU Recreation Centre as well as register online with BC Soccer. The Cross Country Ski Course is $20 and includes a lunch with a guest speaker on the Saturday. The Speaker Series on Saturday. April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is for coaches from all sports and will be a great opportunity to get ready for your next coaching season. These


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sport psychologist, and he will be discussing how to cope with setbacks such as illness and injury during the training and competition season. The Speaker Series will finish off with Sheryl Hay, aquatic personal trainer, who will be outlining how to coach athletes to meet their performance potential. The cost for the Speaker Series is $30 and includes lunch. To register for the courses or the Speaker Series, drop by or call the SASCU Recreation Centre at 250-8324044. For more information, contact Donna


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Golfers, even beginners, know what I’m talking about. You step up to the tee, especially the tee nearest to the clubhouse patio where everyone is watching. You give a few practice swings and they are smooth as silk. Then you step up to the ball – and shank it. This is where Hall Thomlinson, a CPGA professional instructor, comes in. Thomlinson is going to try and take that, albeit infrequent, nice practice swing and insert it into my actual game so that it reflects on my scorecard. So I accepted his offer to join his Ultimate Golf lessons, taking place in the Jackson gymnasium before the links are even free of snow. “Most golfers are slightly paralyzed by the presence of the golf ball,” explains Thomlinson.

“The ball-bound golfer swings to that ball, not through it. Ultimate Golf eliminates this problem, by eliminating the ball. In this way, the student has only one thought in mind – the swing.”

Indeed there isn’t a ball in sight at class. The group of us golfers, who range widely in size, shape and ability, content ourselves with sections of carpet to protect the floor from errant swings. Thomlinson points out that very few golfers swing the same at the tee as they do in practice. He also notes that

an effective swing takes 1.3 seconds to execute – too fast for the body to do a lot of planning. “The golf swing is not a thought-out process, it is a muscle reaction,” he says. Therefore, golfers rely on muscle conditioning when they swing. Condition the muscles for an effective swing and that becomes the body’s habit. Practise a bad swing (and there are a whole host of ways a swing can go wrong) and that’s the swing you will see on the course, especially when under pressure. So after a quick lesson on gripping the club, Thomlinson starts, not on our swing, but on our finish. By aiming for the perfect finish first, he rationalizes, you must have had a pretty decent swing to get there. So I attempt to channel my inner Ben Hogan, and stand posed, club raised, hips square and my mind’s eye

The Ring Robbers players are Phoebe Barnes, Camille Boileau, Ryann Decker, Katie Findlay, Brianna Howard, Natasha Kociuba, Chloe Latosky, Hannah Maddock, Teegan Maddock, Abi-

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Exciting Midget Rec battle The stands were full and the hockey couldn’t have been more exciting. In the B final of the Midget Recreation playoffs on March 4, Salmon Arm Blackburn Excavating faced Salmon Arm Lakeside Insurance in a backand-forth contest that saw both teams take the lead twice. Both teams played with passion and pride. The game went to overtime thanks to Blackburn Excavating’s goalie Adel El Gazzar stopping a flurry of shots with less than 20 seconds remaining. Then Blackburn’s Jacob Reid scored the championship goal just five minutes into overtime for a 5-4 win. Blackburn Excavating’s players on the championship team were: Peter Weicker, Spencer Giandomenico, Jacob Reid, Dylan Dodge, Eric Brock, Wyatt Sewell, Joel Johnson Cameron Graham, Ste-

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Season opens on songwriters series By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF


he spring 2013 version of the popular Songwriter Showcase will launch Friday, March 22 at Shuswap Theatre. Well-known musicians Linz Kenyon and Gillian Cran are the hosts, who will welcome Betty Johnson and Herald Nix to the stage. Kenyon is a songwriter/playwright/performer who, as well as writing “rant and rave” songs about the state of the natural world, is a playwright for Caravan Farm Theatre. The creator of Caravan Farm Theatre’s Cowboy King and IOU Land, Kenyon is currently writing Black Horses with Caravan Farm Theatre’s former artistic director Estelle Shook, and is also working on Caravan Farm Theatre’s winter show for 2014. “I’ve never considered myself to be a political songwriter; I write rant and rave songs – but then, everything is political,” he says, reconsidering. In terms of his opinion and what he has to say in song, Kenyon looks back to a song he wrote 30 years ago, one he will perform at the songwriters’ showcase. Clearcut Trees is Kenyon’s lament to forest practices of the time, when ugly clear-cut blocks were the order of the day and garbage and oil cans were merely tossed aside or buried at the site. As a former logger and the son of one, he is not opposed to forestry, just wasteful practices that cause “absolute destruction” of the environment. Kenyon says he was surprised to discover his song had been posted on YouTube with pictures where logging has been protested. Kenyon’s partner on-stage and off, Gillian Cran, is a born-in-the-Shuswap musician, who plays cello in the Salmon Arm string orchestra and teamsters large horses at Caravan Farm Theatre. She also plays flute and sax, and has a brand new granddaughter named Charlie. Betty Johnson is known for her expressive voice and accomplished guitar playing. Her performances of acoustic jazz and blues are heightened by her songwriting abilities. Johnson is an alumnus of the George Ryga Centre where she was greatly encouraged by legends Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes to “get her work out there and don’t hold back – people want to hear your music.” She has shared the stage with Maria Dunn, Mae Moore, Ken Hamm, David Essig and rock band


Circle of song: (From left) Betty Johnson, Herald Nix and Linz Kenyon and Gillian Cran perform Friday, March 22 at Shuswap Theatre on Hudson. Chillwack. There are two words Johnson uses to describe songwriting – agonizing and amazing. Saving My Heart is her latest CD, which features Neil Fraser on guitar and Bill Lockie on bass. The CD was produced by Andrew Smith. Herald Nix has long been one of the most respected artists in the Canadian underground music scene. Years before people started talking about “alt country” and “Americana,” he was writing and playing music that drew on very deep roots. Nix’s guitar playing style is so personal it is almost impossible to categorize. Using fingers and slide together, he evokes bottleneck blues and pedal-steel styles. Like his songs, his music is simultaneously ancient and immediate. “We are hoping to build on the enthusiasm and

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excitment from last year, and make this year’s series even more successful,” says creator and producer Kelly Hopkins of Silvercreek, whose intention is to create affordable, family-friendly musical events that spotlight local, professional songwriters and musicians. “The goal is to encourage and promote live, acoustic music, focusing on original songs and tunes and, in doing so, increase the local artists’ profiles and provide them with opportunities to further their careers.” Tickets to the Songwriters Showcase are $10 and are available at Acorn Music. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the showcase begins at 7:30. Refreshments are available at intermission. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The next two Songwriter Showcases in the spring series run April 26 and May 31.

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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. THURSDAY, MARCH 14 BALLET – Ballet Kelowna Ballet wraps up its first decade with Passages, a journey around the world of ballet, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Shuswap Theatre. Tickets are available at Acorn Music or Crazy River Clothing.


BOOKS FOR BABES – Shuswap Rotary Club hosts a book sale at the Mall at

Piccadilly Friday and Saturday. Proceeds go to buy board books for newborns at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. FOR YOUTH – Junior Youth Empowerment will host an information booth Friday and Saturday at the Mall at Piccadilly.


THEATRE ARTS – Shuswap Theatre hosts a workshop on what it takes to put on

a production – mini sessions on front of house, props, costumes, set design and construction, set decor, sound, lighting and more. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members, For information or to register, call Rebecca at 250-832-8375. CANCELLED – Blarney Time presented by Shuswap Theatre’s Laughing Gas Improv has been cancelled. OPERA – The Met: Live in HD presents Francesca da Rimini at 9 a.m. at the

Salmar Classic Theatre.

CD RELEASE – Seal Skull Hammer performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. at

Sunnybrae Hall. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Synergy Studio and Acorn Music. FILM FARE – Shuswap Film Society presents Easy Money at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic, a thriller about drugs and crime that explores the notion of bargaining with the devil.


LOUISIANA HAYRIDE – New Legends of Country & Rockability rolls out at 7

p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre. Tickets are available at Wearabouts and Touch ‘A’ Texas. General tickets are $30, first six rows are $45. HIP HOP – West Ave Productions presents a concert with many top-name performers at 6 p.m. at the Downtown Activity Centre. Tickets are $20 at Pinz and Needlz Board Shop or JJ’s Hemp Hollow, or $25 at the door.


SPRING BREAK – SAGA Public Art Gallery presents Kahlo Monday, a full-day

art experience for kids aged nine to 13. Cost is $20. Register in advance. HISTORY BUFFS – Okanagan Historical Society members meet in the board room of the Mall at Piccadilly at 7 p.m.


ART WORK – Manga artist Kevin Adamson will teach basic cartoon and manga

drawing techniques in a free workshop for kids aged nine to 15 at the Salmon Arm Library at 11 a.m. Registration is required. Email aburnham@ or call 250-832-6161 ext. 1202 to register.



Wailin’: Pierre Lacocque and Inetta Visor will be heating up the blues stage at the 2013 Roots and Blues Festival, which runs Friday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 18.

Mississippi Heat on slate Mississippi Heat will be burning up the Roots and Blues Stage. Veterans of the international blues circuit, the band has been described as “the hottest blues band in Chicago.” “They will be igniting the blues stage with a sound simultaneously rooted in tradition and yet firmly at the front of the blues vanguard,” says Scott Crocker, Roots & Blues marketing manager. Band leader and composer Pierre Lacocque’s vision has remained firm since he founded his band in 1991 – this an ensemble in which

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YouTube sensation Felix Zenger, Juno nominee Skratch Bastid, boogie woogie maestro Ben Waters, indie darlings Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside, and much more – with many artists yet to be released. The festival rolls out Aug. 16 to 18. Earlybird tickets are on sale now until May 31– adults $135, seniors $99, youth $89 for the weekend pass. Day tickets will not be available until June 1. Visit or call 250-833-4096 for information or to buy tickets.

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heartfelt post-war blues CD, with a vintage feel and 14 original songs, 12 by Lacocque, and two written and/or arranged by Inetta Visor, lead singer, who has blessed Mississippi Heat with her powerful, Etta James-like voice since 2001. Now in its 21st year, the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues features an eclectic mix of musical genres. Highlights of this year’s festival include City and Colour, Bruce Cockburn, Shakura S’Aida, Steve Strongman, Beatbox artist Butterscotch, Beatboy/

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Okanagan Regional Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is for all ages. No registration is required. JAZZ CLUB – Andrea Superstein will perform her quirky indie jazz at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church. Admission is a minimum $15 donation. and book sale Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of good used or new household items, toys, furniture, etc. gratefully accepted (no skis or large exercise equipment). Call 250-8323105 for drop-off times and other information. SONGWRITERS – The Songwriters Showcase Series featuring Linz Kenyon and Gillian Cran, Betty Johnson and Herald Nix at 7:30 p.m. at Shuswap Theatre on Hudson Avenue. Tickets at $10 are available at Acorn Music.

all musicians are welcome to contribute. Steeped in Chicago’s golden sounds of the 1950s like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, etc., the blues stylings of Mississippi Heat are cutting edge contemporary, with Lacocque always pushing the boundaries with new material. The band is now on an extensive North American tour promoting their latest release, Delta Bound, which celebrates their 20th year in the business, and their 10th album. This is a strong and

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COFFEE HOUSE – Local author Deanna Kawatski will be the featured reader at

the Shuswap Writers’ Coffee House at 6:30 p.m., at Choices on Lakeshore. There will be an open-mic session. Admission is free and a light meal is available from 5:30 p.m. Call Cathy at 250-832-2454 for information.

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– Children six to 10 years of age are invited to build Lego creations at the Salmon Arm library at 2 p.m. The event is free but registration is required. Email or call 250-832-6161. DANCE – The Reaching Out MS Society hosts a spring dance, featuring great food and music, silent auction and door prizes at 7 p.m. at the Seniors’ Fifth Avenue Activity Centre. Admission is by donation. JAVA JAZZ – Sandy Cameron presents Anagram Jazz duo Anna Lumiere (keyboards) and Graham Ord (sax, flute, percussion) at 7:30 p.m. at the Java Jive Neighbourhood Bistro. Tickets are $15 at the door. BRICKS 4 KIDS

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Canadian writers in the early stage of their careers are being invited to submit their work for the Kalamalka Press second annual John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. “We’re looking for chapbook-length works of poetry, short fictions or hybrids thereof,” says contest co-ordinator Kevin McPherson, editor-in-chief of Kalamalka Press and an English

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professor at Okanagan College. McPherson described early stage writers as those who have not published more than two full-length books. “We especially want to encourage poets and fictioneers to be playful and riskful from the get-go of their careers,” quipped McPherson. Last year, the inaugural award went to Winnipeg writer Ariel Gor-

information on who to contact for what. Mini sessions include front of house, props, costumes, set design and construction, set decor, sound, lighting and more. Cost is $20 for members or $25 for nonmembers (which also buys you a Shuswap Theatre membership until September). For more information or to register, call Rebecca at 250-832-8375 or email

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Pure gold: Andrea Anderson brings the music of Patsy Cline back to the stage in the Louisiana Hayride.

when these legends performed.” The show will also feature many other songs from that era, including tunes by Hank Snow, Ray Price, Eddy Arnold and Flatt & Scruggs. Another treat in store for the audience is a bit of the next generation of stars – those who became popular in the 1960s. Tickets are available at Touch ‘A’ Texas in the Mall at Piccadilly and Wearabouts.


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The Louisiana Hayride Live Radio Show is back on-stage in Salmon Arm with a brand new show at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at the SASCU Rec Centre. This unique live show will take the audience on a musical memory tour. Andrea Anderson returns as Patsy Cline and two new characters, Patsy Montana and Loretta Lynn, and Adam Fitzpatrick returns as Elvis. Young Elvis is in the building first, taking the audience back to the 1950s when he first started singing. He later returns as he was in the ’68 Comeback Television Special. The show is rounded out by Roy Orbison, who will have you dancing in your seat and, always a crowd favorite, Hank Williams is making a special appearance. The Legends of Country and Rockabilly also features the talent of William Brookfield on double keyboard, guitar, banjo and vocals, Mike Melnichuk on stand-up bass, electric guitar and vocals and Gil Risling on guitar, banjo, vocals and portraying the characters of Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison. The show is written, produced and hosted by Lori Risling, who, with husband Gil, produces Shuswap Idol at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair every year. “As the original Louisiana Hayride featured up-and-coming artists, so will this show,” she says. “As a special treat, Shuswap Idol winner Jesse Mast will be performing an original song.” Mast is pursuing a career in music and has just completed recording a CD. “You will love his authentic country sound,” Risling says. “This incredible ensemble recreates one of the most influential shows in music history, transporting you back to that magical time

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PHILLIP PHILLIP CAVE CAVE We are sad to announce We are sad to announce the passing of Phillip the passing of Phillip Cave father, grandfather, brother, Cave loving lovinghusband, husband, uncle on March 4, 2013. father,and friend grandfather, brother, andbyfriend Phil is uncle survived his wife of 57 years Eileen on March 4, 2013. (Thielmann), daughters Phil is survived by hisAnne (Mike) Ballantyne, Pamela Sauve, Sandra and Susan (Dwayne) wife of (Greg) 57 years Eileen (Thielmann), daughters Aaron and Brian Sauve Danely, his grandchildren Anne (Mike) Ballantyne, and Dan and MarySauve, Danley; his sister Irene Wells Pamela (Greg) and brotherand Vince Susan (Bea) Cave; and many loving Sandra (Dwayne) Danely, his nieces and nephews. grandchildren Aaron and Phil Sauve was born in Rocky Mountain on Brian and Dan and Mary Danley;House his sister August 21, and His family to Silver Irene Wells Vince moved (Bea) Cave; and Creek many loving andto nephews. in 1927nieces and then South Canoe in 1931. Phil was born in Rocky Mountain House on We will21,all1926. miss his the way he August Hisgood familyhumour movedand to Silver Creek made laugh with his pithy remarks. in 1927usand then to South Canoe in 1931. will all miss his good andon the way he AWecelebration of Phil’s live humour will be held May 19th made us laugh with his pithy remarks. atAthe Haney Heritage starting at on 1:00 pm.19th celebration of Phil’sVillage live will be held May atOnline the Haney Heritage Village starting at 1:00 condolences can be sent throughpm. Phil’s Online condolences can be sent through Phil’s obituary at obituary at Funeral Funeral arrangements arrangements are are in in the the care care of of Bowers Bowers Service, Salmon Salmon Arm. Arm. Funeral service, MARSHALL, BEVERLEY MARY Bev passed away peacefully March 7 at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm at the age of 84 years. Bev was born in Vancouver, B.C. on December 20, 1928. Bev moved to Salmon Arm in 1961 when her husband Gordon purchased the GM Dealership in town. She enjoyed her time volunteering with the Shuswap Lake Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. Bev and Gordon spent many hours enjoying their boat on the Shuswap Lake and spending winters down in California. Bev had the ability to see the humor in every situation, cracking jokes until the end. Bev was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1998 and her sister Joyce in March 2013 (2 days before her own passing). Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Theresa. Daughter, Shelley. Grandchildren, Lauren and Derek Marshall. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bev may be made to Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, VIE 4N3, or to the charity of one’s choice. There will be a tea held for Bev on March 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Mountainside Room at Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bower’s Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to Bev’s obituary at




KATHLEEN ELEANOR BANKO (YACYSHYN) Banko (Yacyshyn), Kathleen Eleanor, died peacefully with family by her side at Shuswap Lake Hospital on the morning of Thursday, March 7, 2013. She is survived by her Husband, Peter Banko, Son, Christopher Banko, Daughter, Lori Hebert (nee Banko) and Grandson, Quinn Hebert. Memorial service to be held at Bowers Funeral Chapel in Salmon Arm at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 16, 2013. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home. Online condolences can be sent through Kathy’s obituary at www. EDITH ELIZABETH WRIGHT Edith died peacefully March 3, 2013 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm. She was predeceased by her husband Rowland and son Gordon. She is survived by Philip (Isabel), Victor, Alice (Don), Cheryle (Terry), and Gordon’s wife Denise, plus eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was born June 16, 1911 in Salmon Arm, the fifth daughter of Alex and Janet Reid (Drysdale). Edith began school in Salmon Arm West, moved to Vancouver for a short time, and returned to finish at Salmon Arm High School. She attended Normal School in Victoria to train as a teacher. Her first school was at Hendon, near Heywood’s Corner, teaching grades one to eight from 1929 till 1934. She married Rowland Wright August 1, 1934, and lived on a mixed dairy farm in Silver Creek with her sister Mary and brother in law Don Wright. Edith’s three sons and two daughters were raised on the farm together with their four cousins. Edith played the organ in Silver Creek United Church from 1934 till 1959 when she and Rowland moved to Salmon Arm. She continued to be active in the Church and the Women’s Institute until recently. The family is extremely grateful to staff and residences at Pioneer Lodge, Shuswap Lake Hospital and Bastion Place for their warm sympathetic care and support. A memorial service for Edith will be held on Saturday March 16, 2013 at 11:00 am from the First United Church, Salmon Arm. Donations in memory of Edith Wright may be made to First United Church Salmon Arm. Online condolences can be sent through Edith’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral service, Salmon Arm

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MARIETTA, COLUSSI February 8, 1940 - March 5, 2013 Marietta Colussi passed away early Tuesday morning, March 5, 2013 in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 73 years. Born in Edmonton, Alberta on February 8, 1940. She moved to Prince Rupert in 1959, married Peter in 1960. She is well remembered and respected for her years of teaching Nursery School. They retired to Salmon Arm in 2000 to enjoy the Shuswap and Golfing. The funeral service was celebrated from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm, on Saturday morning, March 9th at 10 a.m. with Father George OMI the celebrant. Music was provided by Jennifer Parker, with words of Remembrance by granddaughter, Lauren Movold. A reception, catered by the CWL, followed in the Parish Hall, allowing family and friends to continue sharing memories. Interment will follow at a later date in Prince Rupert. She leaves her loving family; husband Peter; four children, Sandra (Kevin) Movold of Prince Rupert, Penni (Shane) Yamamoto of Quesnel, Maria (Keith) Gurszki of Prince Rupert, Peter (Alisha) Colussi of Prince Rupert; 9 grandchildren and one great granddaughter; 3 sisters and 3 brothers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Email condolences may be sent to Marietta’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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KONOTOPSKI, DOUGLAS DAVID Aug. 1, 1945 – March 2, 2013 After a brief illness, Doug Konotopski, passed away peacefully on March 2nd, 2013, surrounded by his family, at 67 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Karen, of 32 years and his three children, David (Nicki), Danielle, and Damian. Grandpa will be greatly missed by Kailey, Cole and Haidyn.   Other family who will hold Doug’s memory dear are Guenther and Dorothea, Jack and Rachel, Brandy and Andy, Tiffany and Ryan, Chris, Ted, Marilyn, Rob, Shirley, Jim, Lloyd, Denis and Rhonda.   He will always be remembered by his camping buddies.  Doug will be missed by his adoring pets Fly, Chase and Kesler the goose. Doug was a tireless worker.   He was a baker for most of his life but his true passion was his family.   There was never anything the family could ask of him that he would not do.  This selflessness and generosity was meant for everyone, friends, family and strangers - anyone in need.   Doug’s unique sense of humour kept people smiling even through the last days of his illness. On February 10, 2013 Doug rededicated his life to Jesus.   He was so excited to have this opportunity to do this in front of his Lakeside Community Church family who have been such an extraordinary support to him and his family. A special thank you  to Dr Plessis, Dr Black and the nursing staff at SLGH  for the wonderful care Doug received. “Smiling he said as his last sigh was spent. I am so glad that for me He was sent.  Whispered while low sunk the sun in the west, Lord I believe.  Tell it now to the rest” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that who ever believes in him will not die but have everlasting life.  John 3:16 A celebration of Doug’s life will be held Saturday March 9th 1pm at Crossroads Free Methodist Church 121 Shuswap St. S.W.   A bonfire at the family’s residence to follow at 3pm.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lakeside Community Church, Facilities Fund. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CEMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Doug’s obituary at


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ANTHONY FRANCIS SINKELDAM April 8th, 1950 - March 3rd, 2013 With love and pride, we announce the passing of Anthony. Pride because, as a self-taught artist Anthony reached out to the world with his wonderful oil paintings, expressing his love and gratitude of and to this planet, speaking the language of his art saying to all that would but listen: “find peace here.” Through his art he has touched many lives. He left this world quietly, still knowing, even in times of pain and sorrow, beauty surrounds us. Anthony is survived by his children Jessica, Lyndon and Rodney, and, his friend and companion in life, Lee Christensen. The loss of Anthony will also be felt by many others, including friends and neighbours, some he knew for many years, some a few months and some only for a brief moment in time, when he may have offered help, a kind word or, simply his winning smile. Anthony was born in Amsterdam, Holland. He emigrated, with his family, to Canada in 1952, becoming a very proud Canadian. Upon arriving in Canada, his family settled in the Toronto area, in the Italian section, then later to the country where they became dairy farmers. Anthony enjoyed his studies; his passion was always art, which he began at age 5. His wish was to attend Art College, but times as they were, and being part of a hard-working family, upon graduation, Anthony worked at Eaton’s, where he learned the flooring installation trade. Then, being an adventurous young man, with a keen interest in the world he travelled for a year, creating and selling his paintings as he went, enabling him to see much of Europe. Later, Anthony moved to Australia where he resided for ten years. Missing Canada he returned to live in Vancouver, BC until, a one-time visit to the Cariboo convinced him the Cariboo suited him better. The following year he moved to the 108 Mile, Lac La Hache area, where he married and his children Lyndon and Jessica were born. While living in Lac La Hache he became well-known for his art. Many of which can be seen in homes and businesses in the area (as well as worldwide). Lionel’s fruit stand, in Lac La Hache bears Anthony’s beautiful painted sunflowers. Having an interest in history he took a course in building preservation and restoration, participating in the restoration of historic buildings in both, 108 Mile and Barkerville. He also enjoyed writing, short stories and poetry. He continued to reside in the Cariboo until 2009, 25 years. Anthony recently moved to Salmon Arm, BC where he once again became connected to the local “art scene”. He was happy in his new home town, enjoying the community and his new friends. He would have been pleased if you like, Google his name to see his art. Messages may be sent to There will be no service at this time. Anthony, we wish you Peace in your new world. Online condolences can be sent through Anthony’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC


DOROTHY SONNENBERG On Thursday, February 21st 2013, Dorothy Sonnenberg passed away peacefully at 90 years of age. Dorothy grew up in Salmon Arm and was a long-time resident of the Thompson area. She will be remembered as a gentle and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. For many years, Dorothy was very active with the Chase and North Shore Lions. Her caring and generous spirit also led her to donate her time and energy to knitting over one hundred teddy bears for sick children. Dorothy is predeceased by her loving husband, Harry. She will be greatly missed by her son Harry, of Dawson Creek, BC, daughters Sheron (Verne) Erickson of Tsawwassen, BC, Dianne (Peter) Englisch of Kamloops BC, Tannis (Tony) Read of Kelowna, BC, Jo-Anne (Ron) Guglich of Lamont, Alberta, ten grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. The family would like to express its sincere gratitude to the staff of the Kamloops Seniors Village as well as Louise Peters and the parishioners of St. Paul’s Cathedral for their aid and support. Those who wish may make a donation in Dorothy’s name to the Camp Winfield Improvement Fund, 1790 Davidson Rd., Winfield, BC, V4V 1J8 Condolences may be emailed to the family from

ADAMS, FLOYD February 27, 1924 - March 1, 2013 Floyd Hector Adams passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on March 1, 2013 with his family by his side. Born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on February 27, 1924. Floyd enlisted in the army at 16 years of age, served overseas during WW 11. After the war he moved to Victoria, where he worked at the dockyards in Esquimalt for the Dept of National Defense for many years. In 1974 he retired at age 50 and moved to Notch Hill to pursue his dream of farming and racing horses; he quickly became, and remained, active in the community. Predeceased by his first wife, Eva; sisters Bertha and Helen and brothers Vernon and Melville. Floyd is survived by his loving wife, Marcha, children, Shirley, David, Bruce (Julia), Dianne (Doug), Alaine (Peter), Susan (Jim), Marilyn (Scott), Gail; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Hazel (Joe), Val, Blanche (Wes). The funeral service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Monday afternoon, March 11th at 1:30 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral Celebrant. The eulogy was shared by his daughter, Alaine, with a prayer by Malcolm Graham, and Veteran honors by Padre Norm Russell. A reception followed in the Mountainside room, allowing time to continue sharing memories, before the Interment in the Notch Hill Community Cemetery. Special appreciation to Level 2 and the exceptionally caring staff of the hospital, and Dr Trow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent S.L.G.Hosp; Level 2, Palliative Care, 601 10th street. N.E. Salmon Arm, VIE 4N6 Floyd will be greatly missed by family and friends of the community. Online condolences may be sent to Floyd’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bower Funeral Home & Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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Medical Health LPN (Licensed Pratical Nurse) will provide private care. Salmon Arm Area 250-253-5087

Handypersons HANDYMAN FOR HIRE Reliable

Work Wanted CARPENTER with 45yrs. experience, new houses, renovations, drywall, painting, tiling & finishing. Excellent references (1-250)878-4460 TEMP Girl Friday for Hire. Willing to work temporary or contract jobs. Experienced in sales, customer service, fundraising, reception, party planning, cleaning & more. For more info please call Cheryl (250)833-2374


Landscaping Landscape & Firewood Services. Pruning. Yard Cleanups, hedges, lot clearing. Sewer Hookups. Free Quotes Terry 250-836-2430 Spring cleanup. Hedge tree repair. Lawn Care. Haul Away. Brian 250-832-7660

Misc Services

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

Financial Services DROWNING IN debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Excavating & Drainage

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

HOME  Renovation Repair Maintenance


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

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

Excavating & Drainage

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


Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn


E M • Bark Mulch Y T EMPLOYMENT We O FIND N L T T P T Deliver •• Shavings E N N N Sawdust E CLASSIFIEDS E EM E IN YM THE M M M O 250-260-0110 PL PLOY NT PLOY NT PLOY or 804-3030 E E M M M M M E OY E OY E NT T L L EN YME ENT P P M ’s T EM YM PLO d EM n Y a l N B O MNT O E ALES L L FARM S M P P E • Shavings, Sawdust, Bark OY NT EM YME EM L Mulch, Wood Chips P O , E T T M L (bulk/mini bags) N N M E Everything you re looking for is P PICK-UP T T E E Y • Well Rotted Manure N M NE M M O inMEthe OR E L Y Y • Soils classifieds! M LO P O DELIVERY T Y Y • Extra Clean Wheat Straw L M N O O P P E E L L M YMMP EM Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449 P E M E LO E

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Feed & Hay

Heavy Duty Machinery

A horse quality orchardgrass, 2nd crop $5 , & 1st crop $4 Al Fritzel (250)832-9070 ALFALFA/grass 1st cut, small squares, 1 rain, good feed, $2/bale J.Lepine (250)832-2962 Alfalfa Grass Hay 1st Crop $4 2nd $6 65lb bales Volume discounts 250-832-2455 Excellent 2nd & 3rd crop, grass hay, nutrient analysis avail. 250-546-6158. Shavings or sawdust 150 yard loads.Cedar or Fir.Bark mulch. Delivered. 1 (250)8386630 WANTED: Pasture for 10-40 Head. 250-832-1089

Livestock PASTURE for two horses, use of corrals, round pen & tack room, covered shelter. 70th Ave. in Canoe (250)832-3255

Pets HAVANESE / BICHON frise puppies, vet checked & shots, del avail. $650. (250)804-6848 N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales MOVING Garage sale: 2268 Lakeview Dr. in Cedar Heights, Mar. 16/17, 8am3pm. Everything from tools to Dahlia bulbs! Shuswap Lake Health Care Auxiliary 10th Annual Garage, Bake & Book Sale. Friday Mar. 22, 5pm-8pm Saturday Mar. 23 9am-4pm in The Mall at Piccadilly Proceeds go towards the purchase of equipment for our hospital. All proceeds stay in Salmon Arm. For info call Barb (250)832-3105

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

Misc. for Sale 20’ American shuffle board, solid wood $1000., 4x8 slate bar pool table $500., Arctic snow plow $2000., Weider weight bench $50., (250)2530509 2 beige loveseats, paisley pattern, good condition $200. each obo (250)675-3463 ALLAN and Heath Mixwizard 12 channel mixer. Legendary british quality. Clean sound with lots of effects 250-5178087 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. SCREW-IN CAULK (CORK) BOOTS men’s size 12, Canadian made, heavy duty black rubber boots with leather tops, barely used. $100. 250-832-2350. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: WOMEN’S HIKING BOOTS Scarpa hiking boots size 41 European, (size 9 to 9 1/2 N American), lots of tread remaining. $30. 250-832-2350. WORKGARD STEEL-TOED BOOTS men’s size 10, tan brown, virtually brand new, Canadian made, oil & acid resistant sole. $35. 250-832-2350.

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030

Pet Services

Pet Services

PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Merchandise for Sale



Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Homes & Pads

PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 WANTED: Older vinyl records from 1950’s-1960’s, coins & oil company items (250)804-2970

Bright, spacious 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated. Includes F/S, DW, A/C, H/W & HEAT, NS, NP. Available Mar. 1st $825/mo. (250)803-1694

Musical Instruments ALLAN and Heath Mixwizard 12 channel mixer. Legendary british quality. Clean sound with lots of effects 250-5178087 OLDER upright piano, offers (250)832-9256

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

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 4BDRM. updated home, .5acre, pool, hot tub, 1 car garage, breezeway, Hillcrest area $425,000. (250)833-0332 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

LAKEVIEW MANOR Beautiful fully furn. Apts. Viewing Shuswap Lake & McGuire Park. Close to all amenities in quiet adult NS, NP building starting at $700-$825/mo. + Hydro Ref req’d (250)833-9148 Walk to Town Covered parking level entry 2Bdrm NS NP $590 plus Util. 250-832-4412

Commercial/ Industrial 2-2000sqft. shops & 21000sqft. shops close to Mellor’s Store (250)832-3829 650 SQFT shop in Industrial Park, infloor heat, hydro, taxes inc. $650/mo. (250)804-8840 COMMERCIAL space for lease at the Blind Bay Market Place. 800-1300 Sq. ft. Excellent lease rates. Call Terry 250-804-6132

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

Misc for Rent


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


Best rate 5yr-2.89%OAC

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.

Call AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

Rates Consistently better than banks


Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Rentals Mobile Homes & Pads

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 bd apt downtwn Salmon Arm util., coin Ldry included. $675. Call after 5pm 604-835-4111 1BDRM. across from Askews DT W/D, parking, Call Colin (1-604)858-8176 or Jeremy (1250)253-2404 Avail Apr. 1st 1bdrm across from City Hall. Adults, N/S, pets negot., refs req’d $690/mo. Phone: 250833-0420, 250-253-0606 2BDRM avail April 1 NS, NP, kids welcome $750/mo + util. . 191 4th St. SE (250)804-9627

MARA: 2bdrm. mobile, addition, deck, creekside, new floors, electric & plumbing, f/s/w/d/ac, elec. heat, $700/mo. + DD (250)838-7670 NEWLY renovated mobile home in & out for rent Apr 1. Located in Green Acres Trailer Park (15km east of Sicamous). 3 bed,1 bath, brand new addition with woodstove heat and electric baseboard heat. $800/mth. Call 250-836-4957.

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale


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

Misc. for Sale A29 A29

Misc. for Sale

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



plus HST




per month OAC



Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Lakeside Realty Ltd.


Sorrento 2 Bdrm 2 bath close to ammen NS Avail Mar 15 $650/mo 250-675-4104

Homes for Rent BEAUTIFULLY reno’d 3bdrm. house in Raven, 2200sqft., 2bath, 2decks, storage, garage, extra parking, huge garden w/fruit trees, ground level, suitable for seniors, all appl., furnished if needed, NS, pets neg., $1200/mo. + util, (250)832-0223 CHASE: modern 3bdrm., 2.5bath, 5appl./central vac, enc. 2 car grg., large sundeck. Walk to beach Avail. Apr 1, $1000/mo. discount for long term lease (250)679-3695 (250)318-1393 GLENEDEN 2Bdrm. w/loft, own yard, F/S, NP, NS, garage, avail. now, $850/mo. + util. (250)832-6975 (250)832-0218

Gorgeous 3 Bdrm lakeview home in an adult only High end community. 2 levels 1500 sq. ft on each floor.NS NP $1400/mo plus util & DD ref’s req’d.250-832-3863 NEWER 3bdrm. double wide w/large addition & appliances, located on large acreage in Blind Bay - Notch Hill area. $1000/mo. Large shop near property could also be rented. Call Terry (250)804-6132 NEWLY reno’d great for family, 3bdrm, 2car parking, 4appl., AC, near elem. school, store & beach, NS, NP, $800/mo + DD (250)833-4332 SORRENTO Newly renovated 3+bdrm, 2bath, W/D, lakeview, near beach, town, schools avail. Mar. 1, $1050/mo + util. DD req. (250)803-1081 could be a short term rental SUNNYBRAE: 2bdrm, 2bath, semi waterfront, NS, No Parties, , $1000/mo. + util., mature working couple preferred, avail April 15th (250)832-4046 TAPPEN 2Bdrm up 1 down WD lots of parking acreage $1200 Util incl. R.V. campsites avil. May 250-835-8588 TAPPEN: 3bdrm., 1.5bath, 4 outbuildings on 5.5acres, AC, NS, pets neg., 5appl., 12 min to SA, avail. May1, $1600/mo. + util. (250)803-6475

Suites, Lower 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 1BDRM. for single mature person, NS, NP, ref’s, $700/mo. incl. util. (250)804-0125 1BDRM new, large, bright, open concept. lots of parking large yard Util incl. NS small pet ok $900 text 250-804-4974



Suites, Lower

Auto Financing

1 Bedroom + Den Bsmt suite. 900sqft near Bastion school. Large bedroom, walk-in closet, full bath, large kitchen/dining area. $850 incl utilities. NS (250) 517-9617 1BRM bright level entry near dt ns np w/d dw util cab wifi incl $750 (250)832-5919 2BDRM., 5appl., near 4 schools, rink, NS, NP, back yard, a/c $900/mo. incl. util.+ DD, avail. now (250)295-5498 3BDRM daylight suite in newer subdivision, close to schools & Askew’s Uptown, 4appl., W/D, gas f/p, central vac, NS, NP, ref’s req., $1300/mo. includes utilities (250)517-0502 Bachelor suite $550. inc. util., garbage. NP, avail. immed, Call Bonnie (1-250)871-6000 BLIND Bay 1bdrm available now. Walk-out suite. Utils. included. $700/mo DD & Ref’s req. N/P, N/S (250)675-2710 BRIGHT, walk-in, 1-bedroom basement suite on Grandview Bench acreage, recently renovated. F/S, W/D, approx 1,000 sq ft, geothermal heating/AC (you control), utilities included, satellite tv available, suitable for quiet individual, non-smoking, no dogs (cat - maybe), large bathroom w in-floor heat. References required. $850/month Colleen or Tony @ 832-7216 (daytime) 8327973 (evenings/weekends)

Suites, Upper 3BDRM., 1.5bath, $800/mo + $250/mo. utilitites, incl. water, gas, power, sat. tv, garbage p/u, NS, 15km to SA, avail. May 1st (250)832-5376 3BDRM in Salmon Arm, avail. immed., NS, NP, $750/mo, (250)463-9777

Townhouses 2BDRM., downtown SA, W/D, F/S, DW, AC $825/mo., DD, NS, NP, ref’s req., avail. April 1st, (250)832-6991 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. Large 2 Bdrm fresh paint new floors all appl incl W/D parking and deck 250-804-6216


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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

2 Bedrm., 3.5 Bath Lakefront Townhouse 6 appl., NS/NP. #5 Celista Landing, Celista





3 Bedrm., 1 Bath Basement Suite Partially furnished, common laundry access, close to OUC 2260 4A Ave. SE, Salmon Arm


800/mo. utilities inc.

Merry Anderson 250-833-2799 MANAGING BROKER

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

Recreational/Sale 1995 27-ft Nash Travel Trailer. Queen bed, bunk beds, full bath, loaded, outside shower, stove w/ oven, full-size fridge. Like new cond., stereo. Very little use. Great buy. Price right $9500 OBO. Don’t miss this great deal. 250-675-4131

Trucks & Vans 1993 Ford F150 4x4 w/canopy, good tires, some rust $1500. (250)832-4655



2 Bedrm., 1 Bath Apartment 4 appliances, NS/NP. 7010 Black Road, Ranchero

Cars - Domestic 2001 Buick Century Ltd, great cond., leather, loaded, all access. working, winter & summer tires incl. $3800. (250)832-3334 after 6pm


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Trucks & Vans

Legal Notices

1995 Ford F150 short box super cab $2500. (250)253-0509

In the Small Claims Court of British Columbia, Claimant John Latham Respondents Kenneth Lee

1996 Ford F150, 4x4, lifted, 300, straight 6. HD Custom Bumpers, Hitch front & back, some rust, great bush truck. Comes with snow tires. $3000 OBO. 250-515-1804 GMC SIERRA 1500, 2002 4X4 pick-up. Ext. cab, 5.3L V8. Clean, reliable, well maint., no accidents, full load, heated leather seats, A/C, CD, AM/FM., remote start, on star cap., rocker panels, nerf bars, box rails. $8750. O.B.O. Call Steve-oh eve. (250) 804-1728

Legal Notices

Roy Byrd & Wendy Joan Miller

Take notice on March 11, 2013 an order was made for service on you both, the Respondents, Salmon Arm Court Registry of Small Claims Court of British Columbia. Case Number 14652 by way of this advertisement. You must file a response 20 days after the first publication of this notice. You must obtain a copy of the notice & order at Salmon Arm Registry, PO Box 100, Station Main #550-2nd Ave NE. Salmon Arm V1E 4S4

In the matter of Warehouseman’s Liens Act

Auto Rd. Self Storage - 5421 Auto Rd. 250-832-3997 Claims a Warehouseman’s Lien against the following person. If not paid in full on or before the date stated, the goods will be sold or disposed of April 10, 2013 James Sturgeon, amount owing $1,006.40

IN THE MATTER OF WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIENS ACT Super Self Storage 4750 40th Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, BC Claims a Warehouseman’s Lien against the following persons. If not paid in full on or before date stated, the goods will be sold or disposed of April 13, 2013 JOSEPH COWLES RICHARD PAQUETTE DEBBIE EVANS

Amount owing: Amount owing: Amount owing:

Phone: 250-803-0030


$858.00 $731.68 $1218.32

Fax: 250-803-0066

Tenders Columbia Shuswap Regional District

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS COMMUNITY SEWER AND WATER SYSTEM PLAN – SCOTCH CREEK The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is in]iting proposals Mrom XualiĂ„eK consulting Ă„rms with a minimum oM three `ears e_perience in Ke]eloping liXuiK waste management plans anK master water plans Mor local go]ernment preMerabl` in rural communities The Regional District is requesting Proposals for a Communit` Sewer anK >ater S`stem Plan for Scotch CreeR locateK in ,lectoral (rea Âş-Âť Proposals clearl` marReK “REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - COMMUNITY SEWER AND WATER SYSTEM PLAN - SCOTCH CREEKâ€? will be accepteK until 2:00 PM local time on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the oɉce of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District locateK at  4arine ParR Dri]e P6 )o_  Salmon (rm )C =, P Proposal Kocuments anK further information are available online on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District website at wwwcsrKbcca )C )iK website at wwwbcbiKgovbcca Civic 0nfo website at wwwcivicinfobcca anK at the oɉce of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District at the above noteK aKKress Kuring regular oɉce hours This proQect has a ma_imum buKget of  (n` questions regarKing this Request for Proposals Kocument can be KirecteK to Darc` 4oone` Deput` 4anager ,nvironment ,ngineering Services at    The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept or reQect an` or all proposals anK to waive an` informalit` in the proposals receiveK in each case without giving an` notice The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept the proposal which is KeemeK most aKvantageous -a_ submissions will not be accepteK The lowest or an` proposal will not necessaril` be accepteK

Wednesday,March March13, 13,2013 2013 Salmon SalmonArm ArmObserver Observer Wednesday,

Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, March 13, 2013 A31

Ross Street Plaza mosaic get approval but no extra cash By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

A proposed public art project has received council’s seal of approval, but not approval for sealing. The Salmon Arm Arts Centre sought and received permission from city council to proceed with a mosaic tile mural public art installation on the

“I can do this project with what we’re applying for in grants,” said Kutschker. “What I was hoping, was that I could have this little bit of extra money to hire a local professional to do the

grouting and sealing. And that it is so that it’s easy to take care of for the next 50 years.” Coun. Chad Eliason put forward a motion to support the project, with the funding to

come form council initiatives. He suggested surplus funds might be found later. Apart from Mayor Nancy Cooper, however, the rest of council (Debbie Cannon ab-

sent) were opposed to kicking in the $1,800. Couns. Denise Reimer and Alan Harrison said they would not support the motion on principle, referring to a fee for service agreement pro-

posed by the arts centre that council agreed to at budget time. “I specifically remember asking the question at that time, at budget time, will you be back asking for

any more money for the next three years, and I was told that you wouldn’t be,” said Harrison. “I know it’s only a small amount of money, but it’s a matter of principle to me.”

TV you’ll all love, for less.

Alan Harrison City CounCillor backdrop of the Ross Street Plaza stage. According to a letter to the city from Shuswap District Arts Council director/curator Tracey Kutschker, the project is estimated to cost $14,000. A grant is being sought for $7,000, while $5,000 has been set aside in the arts council budget. Along with council’s approval to proceed with the project, Kutschker asked the city for $1,800 to go towards grouting/sealing.

Road closure

Canoe Beach Drive will be closed to through traffic between 70 Ave NE and 72 Ave NE until further notice. Rob Neiwenhuizen, director of engineering and public works, says the closure is a precaution due to signs of stress on the road from spring run-off. “There has been some signs of sloughing, so we don’t want to put vehicles on there until we complete a geotechnical assessment,” says Neiwenhuizen. “It’s typical for the area.” The geotechnical assessment will be completed later this week. Drivers are advised to choose an alternate route.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer


! ! ! a z n a n o B k k Spring Breakk th M ar 8 - 16

Here at Salmon Arm GM we all had a chat and decided that more thaned the School Kids deserv a Break!


That’s right on all New GM cars and SUV’s We are going to make sure there is no Fuel bill for a long time with a NO Charge $500 Petro Canada Card

So come get your Big Break from the Big Guy at Salmon Arm GM!


$18,595 OR $129 B/W

*** UNIT 13115

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0% for up to 72 months on most GM Trucks, Cars and SUV’s

for up to 60 Days!! That’s right drop off your current vehicle and Payment and pick up your New wheels and don’t pay for 60 days!!


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So to Celebrate the ending of winter and the beginning of Spring Break We have

Customer Appreciation BBQ Saturday March 16 th from 11 to 2pm


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2012 Chevy

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$18,988 OR $118 B/W

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2013 GMC

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OR $189 B/W

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*** All Payments Are Bi Weekly Over 84 Months Plus Tax On Approved Credit, See Dealer For Complete Details



WAS $11,995 NOW $10,888 OR $109 B/W * WAS $10,889       NOW  $9,998   OR    $98  B/W* WAS  $15,995 NOW  $13,998  OR   $129 B/W* WAS $13,995 NOW $ 12,995   OR   $103 B/W** WAS   $24,995 NOW  $23,888   OR  $189  B/W**

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WAS $15,995 WAS $39,888 WAS $25,995  WAS $46,888 WAS  $8,994

NOW 14,995   OR   $119  B/W** NOW $37,998  OR   $349  B/W* NOW $24,995   OR  $ 229  B/W* NOW $42,888  OR  $ 339 B/W** NOW $7,997  

*60 Mths Bi Weekly On Approved Credit. **72 Mths Bi Weekly On Approved Credit, All Payment Are Plus Taxes See Dealer For Complete Details
















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