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Charges dropped for Hells Angels By Tracy Hughes obServer STAFF

Two of the men linked to the Hells Angels, who were arrested in november 2010 with a cache of guns and ammunition, have had criminal charges against them dropped by the crown. carl ennis, 40, and dennis Miner, 36, were two of the men pulled over by Salmon Arm rcMP on the night of nov. 25, 2010 for speeding. When stopped, officers detected the smell of marijuana, searched the vehicle and seized several firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun, a large quantity of ammunition, three handguns, a bulletproof vest, baseball bat, axe handle, knives, bear spray and a radio jamming device designed to block outgoing trans-

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bears spray and a radio jamming device in the Nov. 25 traffic stop. missions. Salmon Arm rcMP reported all four men were sporting insignia of the Hells Angels organization. “loaded weapons were all within reach of the vehicle occupants,” Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane said. crown counsel Gordon Matei, who is the special prosecutor in the case confirmed all charges against the

two men have been dropped, while prosecutions against known Kelowna Hells Angels member Joseph Skreptak, 44, and cory Montemurro, 41, are still proceeding. “There was no longer a substantial likelihood of conviction against these two individuals, which is the standard for proceeding to trial, See accused on A2

City wins lawsuit over wharf dispute By martha Wickett obServer STAFF

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The world from a different perspective

Bastion Elementary School student Rebecca Peterson enjoys the warm spring weather hanging around the school’s outdoor play area at lunch time.

This week Jill Flockhart has wrapped up four record-setting years with the Idaho Vandals. See A17. It’s not your typical card game, but Yu-Gi-Oh is drawing a dedicated following. See A21.

legal action over a marina in canoe concluded with the dismissal of claims against the city of Salmon Arm. on April 2 in bc Supreme court in Kamloops, Justice Geoff barrow ruled against clare’s cove Marina ltd., Willy’s Wharf Inc., Jiro Adventures ltd. and William Mac-

Isaac. The plaintiffs were claiming more than $2 million in damages. In a 52-page judgment, barrow explains that the lawsuit, and a counter-claim from the city against Willy’s Wharf Inc. and clare’s cove Marina ltd., arose from a failed attempt by Mac-Isaac and the companies he controls to purchase and redevelop

the marina. Involved was cityowned land on 75th Avenue ne, which runs along the lake side of canoe beach drive and the railway tracks, as well as an aquatic lease. MacIsaac’s claims against the city included breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation. See Termination on A2

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Termination clause at issue Continued from front Central to the legal action, states the document, was the plaintiffs’ argument that because of dealings with the city and their subsequent belief that they could lease the aquatic lot and the adjacent land lot to 2016, they increased their deposit to buy the marina in June 2007 from $10,000 to $300,00 and, in the spring of 2008, completed the purchase. Before and after the purchase they worked on improvements to the properties in anticipation of the lease. In the spring of 2009, the city advised it was prepared to grant a lease to 2016 but it would contain a term enabling either party to terminate it with one year’s notice. This was unacceptable to the plaintiffs and they abandoned the project. The city argued that no contract was ever reached with the plaintiffs, and discussions were preliminary. It stated that the early termination clause was known – or should have

been known – by the plaintiffs before they completed the purchase. Justice Barrow noted that the credibility of MacIsaac was seriously challenged by the defendants – and he agreed with them. He states MacIsaac testified that Monica Dalziel had given him in June 2007 a March 2007 memorandum about the lease she had prepared for an in-camera meeting of city council. If she had, it could support MacIsaac’s claim, because the memorandum didn’t include the early termination clause. Dalziel denied giving him the memo and city administrator Carl Bannister testified that incamera documents are confidential, a ‘golden rule’ that city employees take seriously. MacIsaac produced the document, complete with stains and notes on it, well after the litigation began, stating it had been misplaced. However, the judge’s reasons state the document did not come from the city, but came from the city’s

lawyer’s office after the litigation began. “That the document Mr. MacIsaac produced came by this route is known for certain be-

Monica Dalziel city staff cause there was a fault in the photocopier in Mr. Locke’s office, such that the copies it produced left a horizontal line near the bottom of the page. The document that Mr. MacIsaac said he received from Ms. Dalziel has the horizontal line on it.” The judge stated that MacIsaac’s explanation for the horizontal line, stains and notes, “is utterly beyond belief.” Regarding breach of contract and the early termination clause, the judge agreed in part with the plaintiffs. He stated a termination

Accused return to court in May Continued from front so the stay was issued,” said Matei. Ennis and Miner were each facing four counts of possession of a prohibited/restricted firearm with ammunition, two counts of occupying a vehicle in

which there is a firearm, one count of storage of a firearm contrary to regulation and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose. In addition to these charges, Skreptak is also charged with possession of a controlled substance. Montemur-

ro, 40, is facing those same weapons charges, as well as a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The two remaining men have their next court dates scheduled in May. They have both entered pleas of not guilty.

All Candidates Forum Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board and The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce are pleased to co-host the All Candidates Forum for the May 14, 2013, Provincial Election. Questions to the candidates will be received in written format only, preferably in advance at www.sachamber., (click on the question submission link on the front page). Questions can also be submitted at the forum but will be placed in the queue following all previous submissions. Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 Time: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Location: SASCU Recreation Centre – Auditorium For more information, contact the Chamber at


clause that could be invoked for any reason at all would leave the plaintiffs’ tenure uncertain. However, he did not agree with the plaintiffs that a binding agreement to lease had been established with the city and so, in turn, he could not agree the city had breached the contract by insisting on the termination clause. Regarding negligent misrepresentation, Barrow said the city sent draft leases to the plaintiffs that included the termination clauses. “A reasonable person in his position would have read them, or at least sent them to a lawyer to have them reviewed. Mr. MacIsaac did neither.”


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Aging pipe sparks scare Flood 2012: Leak prompts city study of sewer line at foreshore. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

It was an experience they never want to repeat. On the afternoon of June 27, 2012, staff at Salmon Arm’s sewage treatment plant noticed a tidal wave of liquid flowing into the plant. “Staff found a huge amount of water, almost double our flows,” explains Rob Niewenhuizen, the city’s director of engineering and public works. “Basically from that point on, we went into emergency mode to make sure there were no other problems. Everything was under water; we ended up doing a dye test to see if anything was leaking.” He says dye was put into a manhole to see where it would go in the system. In this case, it ended up going to the plant. “No water was getting out of the pipes… Because the pipes were under water, the water was forcing its way into the pipe,” he said, noting the plant was able to keep up with the subsequent large flows so no untreated sewage entered the lake. Canoe was flooded at the time, and it was suspected that perhaps a manhole lid was off along the foreshore, allowing infiltration. Niewenhuizen said the provincial Ministry of Environment was informed, and city staff went out looking for leaks and displaced manhole lids. “On July 3, we actually found and isolated the leak. It was in the foreshore piping, along the trail, close to Raven,” Niewenhuizen said,


noting a portion of pipe had what’s called the foreshore some testing has been done. collapsed inward and a crew sanitary sewer interceptor In the longer term, howevwas able to repair it. replacement investigation on er, it could potentially be an “We don’t know exactly Dec 10. It is under that inves- expensive project. why it broke. It could have tigation that the pipe was sent “There is always a price tag been the weight of the water to the Coast. to it and, the older it gets, the above it. It could have been “This investigation will more chances of things hapan anomaly… It could have help in determining the con- pening. It’s a pretty important been a rock sitting on the dition of the foreshore sani- main for the city, a pretty impipe. It’s very hard to deter- tary sewer interceptor pipe portant part of the infrastrucmine.” (3.5 km of pipe from Raven ture.” The city has been dealing to the wharf); however, prior Everything east of the with the incident through the to starting any work in the wharf flows through it – RaProvincial Emergency Pro- foreshore area many levels of ven, Appleyard, the hospital gram, he noted, given and more. that the June flooding Although there had an impact. There were lots of sleepless was no public noThe pipe in that nights but they (staff) were tification at the area is about 50 years handling it very well. They time, Niewenhuiold, installed in the zen said council were able to find it (the hole was apprised of the ’70s. in the piping) before we lost problem while staff “Some is not in the treatment in the plant.” best of locations as worked to rectify it’s at the foreshore,” it. he said, noting that “It was a serious today, such a loca- Rob Niewenhuizen incident, but it was tion would not be engineering handled very well allowed for environby staff. Utilities mental reasons. staff worked many, A section of the pipe was approval were required (Min- many, many hours trying to taken out and sent to the istry of Environment, DFO, find the leak. We had staff Coast for analysis; he is not Worksafe BC, etc),” he wrote and volunteers out in kayaks expecting the results back for in an email. looking for potential whirlthree to four weeks. The consultant is studying ing pools. And the treatment Asked about the length the pipe as well as examining plant was dealing with reguof time to come up with a soil conditions surrounding lating the plant to keep up plan of action, with the 2013 it, and will look at options with flows. There were lots of freshet approaching, Niewen- and provide recommenda- sleepless nights but they were huizen explained that in Au- tions. handling it very well. They gust and September, the city Depending on what’s re- were able to find it before we worked with its consultant on quired, the work would have lost treatment in the plant.” a post-flood report which was to be done during freeze-up Mayor Nancy Cooper said required as part of a submis- or low water, he said. One council was very concerned sion to PEP and the disaster option is relocating the pipe. at the time. financial assistance program. “We do have some light “The problem here is we “Based on this informa- at the end of the tunnel,” he have aging infrastructure all tion, the decision was made said, noting the pipe in ques- over – and it’s not unique to to undertake a more detailed tion is not of the best quality, Salmon Arm.” investigation of the piping in but he’s hoping it’s just that She said the city can’t take the foreshore. one section. He said he’s not further action until it knows He said staff received city really worried now that the the extent of what needs to be council approval to undertake pipe has been exposed and done. A3

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On the move: Trains are moving through the Davies Road

crossing after three separate incidents saw trains block the tracks last Thursday and Friday.

Train malfunctions block area’s access By Tracy Hughes OBSERvER STAFF

Before they leave the house, some residents of Notch Hill are wondering whether they will be able to drive out of their community or be held up by broken trains blocking their crossing. Twice on Thursday and once on Friday, the rail tracks at Notch Hill were blocked by rail cars until repair crews were able to clear them. This is a major issue for the residents of the area as there is no other way to drive out of the community. “What we’ve been told is that the car connections are snapping, maybe because of some problem on the tracks and it is leaving the crossing blocked,” says Jill Goward, a resident of Notch Hill Estates. She estimates residents have waited up to two hours for repairs to be completed and the crossing opened to traffic. Goward became especially concerned when she had to take her 92-year-old mother to the hospital for some non-urgent tests and ended up waiting 30 minutes. “What if this had been a real emer-

gency situation? What would have happened then?” CP Rail Spokesperson Kevin Hrysak confirms the incidents and says the company is still investigating and hopes to use that information to mitigate any further issues. On Friday a westbound train experienced mechanical difficulties resulting in the train temporarily blocking the Davies Road crossing. “CP operational personnel worked diligently to rectify the problem and clear the crossing to avoid any further delay to any motorists stopped. The crossing is now clear and CP will be doing a thorough investigation into the cause of the stoppage,” he said. “It is premature to speculate that this particular occurrence is related to the train delays from yesterday (Thursday).” Hrysak says the company regrets any inconvenience this caused Notch Hill citizens. But this is not much comfort to Gower, who remains worried about the community’s access, especially as train length continues to rise. “In my mind, this is just happening too often,” she says.

Woman faces assault charges POlicE

Beat At approximately 12:30 a.m. on April 8, the Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a disturbance complaint in the 4700 block of 72nd Avenue NE. Upon police arrival, they found that a domestic disturbance was taking place at that location. A female suspect was found to have assaulted a male at the location, then smashed out the windows of his truck. The suspect then assaulted a police of-

ficer when she was arrested. A 49-year-old female resident of Salmon Arm is facing various charges stemming from the incident including assault, assaulting a police officer and mischief.

Youth harmed Police are investigating an assault that occurred on April 7 in Silver Creek. According to witnesses, two males approached several youth and accused them of stealing a piece of equipment. An argument ensued and the

men assaulted the three youth causing minor injuries. An investigation is ongoing and upon identifying the suspect males, charges against them for assault may be pursued.

Business B&E On April 5, police responded to a break and enter complaint at a business located in the 100 block of Hudson Avenue. A door was smashed using a large brick to gain entry. The investigation found that the suspects were unable to steal anything once inside the business.



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Lachlan Labere

Panda-monium or PR?

If making money requires spending money, the Harper government has hit a jackpot of economic opportunity for Canadians in the form of two adorable, black and white, bamboo munching bears. OK, I know. It’s unfair, if not insulting, to refer to Ms. Er Shun and Mr. Da Mao as just your average, run-of-the-mill bears. They are, in fact, giant pandas. And boy, these cute, furry, endangered Chinese dignitaries with no known history of human rights abuses have already created quite a stir in the media. Er Shun and Da Mao touched down at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on March 25 (who thought pandas could leave a carbon footprint?), and have since taken part in photo ops with the likes of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The press, not surprisingly, have eaten it up, going so far as to call the pandas “rock stars” (perhaps confused with former KISS drummer Peter Criss in makeup). When the pandas emerge from quarantine in May, they will once again be star attractions that will serve the Toronto Zoo for the next five years. The zoo expects to see a boost in patrons as a result and, in honour of the new arrivals (or perhaps for Year of the Snake), admission is going up $3. At the end of the five years, Canada’s pandas in residence will be shipped to the zoo in Calgary (Western Canada in Harperspeak), where they’ll spend the next five years, further enhancing the city’s reputation as a mecca of multiculturalism (can’t wait to see the panda/Stampede tie-in). Of course, all of the positive press and potential economic gain from this panda-monium comes at a price. Our government is paying $10 million for the privilege of having pandas in Canada. And that doesn’t even cover the cost of food, care and maintenance, let alone the damages that would result if, in rock-star fashion, the pandas should trash an apartment. Furthermore, the $10 million doesn’t even give us ownership of the pandas. These black and whites are rentals. This means we have to take extraordinary care not to harm or damage the pandas, as the buyout price would likely set payment of our national deficit back another five years. Some might begrudge the Harper government (easy to confuse with the Government of Canada) for spending $10 million on panda rental, instead of investing the money in one or more of the nation’s many pressing needs. But having pandas isn’t just about giving Canadians something new behind bars to spend tax dollars on. It’s about improved international relations with a desirable trading partner that desperately wants our natural resources in exchange for cheap manufactured goods. My only complaint is how there was seemingly no consideration given to hiring local. I, for one, would have gladly spent the next 10 years in a panda costume, posing for cameras with Harper, Ford and the like for $1 million a year. But that ship has sailed. I wonder if China will be getting a $10 million Canadian moose in exchange? I might have a line on a Bullwinkle costume.

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Thrift stores not a dumping ground Who would deliberately cause a charitable organization the cost and inconvenience of cleaning up a pile of junk in its parking lot? Disappointingly, quite a few people. Some might suggest those people simply don’t know better, yet local thrift stores display signs clearly listing the hours that donated items can be dropped off. But every weekend, staff return to the store to find a heap of items – such as beds, couches, toys and clothing – left outside the building. If it’s a misguided attempt to help, it’s definitely not. Most of the objects have to be thrown out because their history is unknown, or they can’t

be sold. It should also be obvious to anyone that furniture and mattresses left out in the rain overnight are useless. Sanny Duque, yard supervisor at the Churches Thrift Shop, says it is frustrating to see profits intended to support local church charities being funneled into paying fees to haul and dump garbage at the landfill. Most of the people who do this are not “donating.” They’re saving themselves the costs and inconvenience of properly disposing of their junk. And in so doing, instead of helping a charity, they’re causing harm. -With files from Abbotsford News

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The Observer asked: Roots and Blues released their line-up for 2013. Who do you want to see perform?

Anne Ram “I like reggae music, so I’d have to say Ky-Mani Marley.”

Cailey Van Ommen “City and Colour.”

George Elamantha “I like any and all the acts on the blues stage.”

Marg Hagardt “I always make sure I go to see any of the local performers.”

Peter Conron “Bruce Cockburn ... He’s a Canadian music icon.”

It’s still easy being Green Second-class treatment BC VIEWS

Tom Fletcher VICTORIA –This is the first of a series of policy commentaries on the four main parties contesting the 2013 B.C. election. I’m starting with the B.C. Green Party, which has higher than usual hopes for the 2013 election. It was also the first to put out a substantial policy document, albeit one that is still being debated and altered. Green Book 2013 continues the Utopian positions that only a party with no chance of forming a government has the luxury to put forward. For example, they would double the area of parks in B.C., but take 100 years to do it. Immediately, they would almost double the carbon tax, taking it from seven to 12 cents on a litre of gasoline. Greens would extend this steeply increased carbon tax to industries such as natural gas and cement production. Leader Jane Sterk told me she expects cement producers and the like to adapt, rather than shut down as their competitive position erodes. And what about the extra billions in carbon tax revenues? Sterk says most should continue to go to income tax reductions, as is now the case, because the purpose is to change consumption patterns, not to increase overall tax revenue. Most, but not all. “We think there is an argument to be made for putting, for a period of time, the increased revenue from the carbon tax into creating the infrastructure that allows people to benefit from a carbon tax,” Sterk said. That means transit, and potentially retrofits of homes and other buildings as well. Tax increase aside, this is essentially the NDP position too. The Greens emphasize wind and geothermal power. Sterk faces the awkward task of arguing against hydroelectric expansion. A Green government would cancel

the Site C dam project on the Peace River. Sterk says it would only serve as a subsidy to liquefied natural gas exports, which she doesn’t believe materialize as international competitors develop. The Greens’ star candidate, University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver, agrees. Both point to vast reserves of Russian gas that may well get to Asia more quickly and cheaply. Sterk said the 35,000 existing gas wells in northern B.C. “are not going to be shut down.” Actually, in the absence of LNG exports, that is exactly what would happen to many of them. The U.S. has its own shale gas supplies, and is B.C.’s only current export customer. Converting transport trucks and BC Ferries to LNG fuel isn’t going to maintain the vast industry blooming in northern B.C. The official Green Party position is to place a moratorium on B.C. gas drilling while a comprehensive water use policy is developed. Current innovations such as reusing municipal wastewater are ignored. The Green platform also demands disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, which the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has already done. If one were to design a self-fulfilling prophecy that B.C.’s LNG project is doomed to fail, the Green Party platform would be a good place to start. Reading through Green Book 2013, I’m left with the impression that much of it remains calculated as a soothing message for urban voters who have been convinced it’s courageous to drive their cars down to an anti-tanker protest. If Weaver, Sterk or any other Greens get elected, it will be surfing a wave of protest votes from people weary of the B.C. Liberals and the NDP. It will not be due to the practicality or even internal consistency of their polices. It’s still pretty easy being Green. -Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and Email:

I miss the postman. I remember growing up and seeing him delivering the mail door to door. To my door. But then I moved to Salmon Arm. Oh it’s been a while I know. I got to like the super box. A secure mail box, kind of nice to take a short stroll each day.

Now the mail sorting issue. Saving money, huh? I hate to look across to other places in B.C. Is the grass greener? Then my secretary at the office said her daughter lived in a 10-storey apartment block in Vancouver. She says the postman delivers the mail

door to door. Canada Post, you want to save money, huh? Can you at least sort the mail here? Yeah I know we are not getting the Postman back, but can you at least not treat Salmon Arm like second-class mail? Garry Pawluck

MP’s voting record needs scrutiny Re: “Mayes votes against transgender bill.” How wonderful that the Salmon Arm Observer has reported on what our MP Colin Mayes voted on. It would be equally informative to know how he voted on the investor protection agreement with China (labeled as a treaty), on the slashed funding for CIDA (so important as a vehicle of aid to less developed countries),

the bill presented to protect the Experimental Lakes Area Research Station (which provides critically important information on the health of lakes, particularly in eastern Canada), indeed, any bill directed toward protecting or studying the environment, bills involving the future of the CBC, the building of more jails, and his position on the huge omnibus bills that have been passed in Parliament.

If this information was reported in any detail, readers would quickly see the obvious mandate of our current federal government. Yes, yes, yes, flat roads are nice and the eternally fragile economy does needs attention (I suppose only by extracting more resources) but what sort of country do we want Canada to look like? Art Borkent

Writer laments SmartCentre construction Goodbye to our pristine and sacred Salmon River Delta, which is now being assaulted by massive amounts of fill, concrete and black top (tar) all for a large new concrete shopping centre, (on stilts?) and big-box stores. There will be bright lights nightly, and the hum of electricity and whatever else to disturb nature. Water with oil and chemicals from hundred of vehicles on the huge parking lot won’t stay still, it will no doubt migrate its way to the Salmon River delta and river, any low spots and into the nearby lake. Therefore say goodbye to millions of salmon fry and all

other marine life. This large industrial complex is occurring in spite of many, many deeply researched, in-depth scientific and professional studies and pleas by environmental associations proving the location is wrong, wrong, very wrong. Our government, federal provincial, and the city have let us and our environment down severely. Many kudos and thanks to our many locals and associations that tried with so much time and money to stop this totally unnecessary, idiotic, critical error in decision-making with long-term profound

consequences made by big business, a few individuals our mayor and council past and present, bureaucratic lack of concern, and also the Department of Fisheries and the Ministry of the Environment. They were all fooled by the aforementioned developers and decision-makers. The negative expansion described is indeed a sad day and event for all those special people in our community who will see the photosynthetic potential for our marine species, and plant life driven to extinction. Tom Sveinson


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ity News and Public Notices C Refinery project a good NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING investment for B.C. Guest Column

Jim Shepard I first heard of the concept for a refinery in Kitimat from David Black a number of years ago. At the time I was skeptical of its chances. My initially negative attitude was based mainly on my experience of 10 years’ service on the board of directors of Imperial Oil. Since I was accustomed to the discussion of petroleum economics centred in Calgary, I saw no need for a refinery in Kitimat. That attitude was based on the fact that there had not been a new refinery built in North America in many years. And any needed increase in petroleum production was achieved by expansion of existing refineries throughout North America. But after my service with Imperial Oil, I went on to serve four years at Canfor, which led to my nine visits to China in search of lumber markets. My exposure to the phenomenal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept. It made me realize that it would not be just another refinery relying on the North America market but rather a refinery that would supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum products. The challenge will be to draw the attention of Asian investors who would see the value to this investment. It appears that David Black, after many years of effort, is nearing an agreement that could provide the vast capital infusion needed to make this refinery initiative a reality. The appetite for oil products for Asia will continue to grow and the Kitimat refinery is ideally situated to take advantage. Asian coun-

tries, especially China, are very interested in securing a sustainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade barriers like surprises with taxes, regulations or tariffs. Canada has a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a dependable source of supply. Now is a very opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refinery go ahead. Black, with his years of diligence, deserves our appreciation for displaying the foresight and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring along this huge initiative. The positive merits of the Kitimat refinery are so profound that this project is really beyond any political persuasion. Any and all supporters of NDP, Liberal, Conservative or even Green should see the tremendous benefits that would come to B.C. with this project. This initiative will involve the investment of many billions of dollars. That’s for sure. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million, let alone a billion, of anything. So lets look at the on-the-ground facts of such an undertaking for all of us in B.C. Let’s start with the big picture. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well exploration to the gas station, the jurisdiction that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion of the value addition to the raw material. For the Kitimat project that would mean several thousand mostly trade union jobs for the multi-year term of the construction phase. It would also mean the creation of more than 3,000 permanent

CITY OF SALMON ARM NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF SALMON ARM Notice is hereby given thatNOTICE the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice isthe hereby given that theofCouncil the City holdArm, a Public Hearing in the Council Chamber the CityofHall, 500 of - 2Salmon AvenueArm NE, will Salmon BC, on Monday, AprilCouncil 22, jobs for the operation Chamber of the City Hall,that 500the - 2 Avenue Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, April 22, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. Notice is2013, hereby Council NE, of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in the Council atgiven 7:00 p.m. and supply support of of the City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, April 22, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. Chamber the refinery when run- 1. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: 1. Proposed Amendment Bylaw No 2303: 20, ning. Rezone Lotto1,Zoning Section 25, Township This refinery 1. would Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw 2303: Range 10, W6M, KDYD, PlanNo KAP44782 from R-9 1, Section 25, Township 20, be processing 175 mil- Rezone Lot (Estate KDYD, Residential KAP44782 Zone) to R-7 (Large Lot Single Range 10, LotW6M, 1, Section 25,Plan Township 20, from R-9 lion barrels per year Rezone Family Residential Zone) (Estate 10, Residential Zone)Plan to R-7 (Large Lot Single W6M, KDYD, KAP44782 from R-9 which means the tax Range Zone) to R-7 (Large Lot Single (Estate Residential revenue that could go Family Civic Address: 4731 – 20 Street NE Zone) toward health care, edu- Family Residential Location: Raven Subdivision Civic Address: 4731 – 20Upper Street NE cation, vital services for Present Single Location: Upper Raven Civic Address: 4731 –Use: 20Subdivision Street NE Family Dwelling the disabled and elderly Present Use: Single Family Dwelling Proposed Use: Subdivision for one future lot Location: Upper Raven Subdivision would be immense. Proposed Use: Subdivision for one future Present Use: Single Family Dwelling Owners / Applicant: C. & J.lotMaking But job creation and Owners / Applicant: C. & J. Making Proposed Use: Subdivision for one future Reference: ZON-981/ Bylawlot No. 3966 tax revenue is not the Reference: ZON-981/C.Bylaw No. 3966 Owners / Applicant: & J. Making only desirable feature Reference: ZON-981/ Bylaw No. 3966 of the project. 2. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: It also would provide 2. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: Rezone Lot 7, Section 18, Township 20, Range 9, much lower risk the Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: W6M, KDYD,18, Plan KAP76905 from R-1 marine environment. Rezone Lot 7, Section Township 20, Range 9, (Single Family Residential Zone) to R-8 (Single Family / Secondary The shipments out Rezone W6M, KDYD, Plan KAP76905 from 20, R-1Range (Single9,Family Lot 7, Section 18, Township of the refinery would W6M, Residential Zone) toKAP76905 R-8 (Single Family Secondary Suite Residential Zone) KDYD, Plan from R-1 /(Single Family be finished product Suite Residential Residential Zone)Zone) to R-8 (Single Family / Secondary Civic Address: like aviation fuel, gaso- Suite Residential Zone) 730 – 37 Street SE Location: Little SE Mountain Subdivision Civic Address: 730 – 37 Street line and diesel. These Location: Little Mountain Subdivision Present Use: Single products if ever spilled Civic Address: 730 – 37 Street SE Family Dwelling Present Use: Single Family Dwelling Location: Little Mountain Subdivision would have much less Proposed Use: Single Family Dwelling Proposed Use:Single Single Family Dwelling Suite Present Use: Family of an impact on the mawith Dwelling Secondary with Secondary Suite Proposed Use: Single/ Family Dwelling rine environment. They Owners Applicant: P. & V. Hoops Owners / Applicant: P. & V. Hoops with Secondary Suite would also be transportReference: ZON-987/ Bylaw No. 3967 ZON-987/P.Bylaw No. 3967 Owners / Applicant: & V. Hoops ed in smaller ships. Reference: Reference: ZON-987/ Bylaw No. 3967 I know there are those on both sides of 3. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: 3. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: the political aisle that Rezone Lotto2,Zoning Section 14, Township Proposed Amendment Bylaw No 2303: 20, Range 10, address this as a 3.politiW6M, KDYD, Plan 32175 from R-1 (Single Family cal issue. And I would Rezone Lot 2, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, Residential Zone) to R-8 (Single Family / Secondary disagree with both. This W6M, KDYD, Plan 32175 from R-1 (Single Family Rezone Lot 2, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, Suite Residential Zone) is a project that can be Residential Zone) to R-8 (Single Family / Secondary W6M, KDYD, Plan 32175 from R-1 (Single Family attractive to all political Suite Residential Zone) Residential Zone) to R-8 (Single / Secondary Civic Address: 391 – Family 10 Avenue SE stripes. Trade unions Suite Residential Zone) Location: Northwest corner of intersection of 10 would see a significant Civic Address: 391 – 10 Avenue SE Avenue SE and 4 Street SE increase in jobs and Location: Northwest corner of intersection of 10 Avenue SE Civic Address: 391 – 10 Avenue SE Present Use: memberships. Hospiand 4 Street SE Vacant Location: Northwest corner of intersection of 10 Avenue SE Proposed Use: Single Family Dwelling with a Secondary tals and schools across Present Use: Vacant and 4 Street SE Suite Proposed Use: Single Family Dwelling with a Secondary Suite the province would Present Use: Vacant Applicant: E. Gale see an improvement Owner/ in Owner/ Applicant: E. Gale Proposed Use: Single Family Dwelling with a Secondary Suite Reference: ZON-988/ Bylaw No. 3968 government funding. Owner/ Applicant: E. Gale Reference: ZON-988/ Bylaw No. 3968 Reference: ZON-988/ Bylaw No. 3968 Business activity especially in the challenged northwest B.C. would The files for the proposed bylaws are available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. be very positively im- and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays from April 9 to April 22, 2013, both pacted. And those with inclusive, in the office of the Corporate Officer at the City of Salmon Arm, 500 - 2 Avenue NE. a concern for the threat THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR INTEREST AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED BYLAWS ARE URGED TO REVIEW of marine spills would THE FILES AVAILABLE IN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT (OR TELEPHONE 803-4000) TO see a significantly re- OBTAIN THE FACTS OF THE PROPOSALS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING. duced exposure for the Corey Paiement, Corporate Officer environment. Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on B.C., I think the question should not be if The public is reminded that all requests for Beer Garden Permits must be made to the Chairman we want it – but rather, of the Committee to Approve Public Events (C.A.P.E.). Requests must be received prior to how can we help make 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, for the 2013 season. sure that the petroleum world sees this as an Remember, if you are planning to host a beer garden, you must have your permit request attractive way to invest submitted prior to May 10, 2013. billions of shareholder City of Salmon Arm capital. Attention: Bylaw Enforcement Officer -Jim Shepard is a 500 – 2 Avenue NE, Box 40 former president of Fin- Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 ning and Canfor and a Fax: 250-803-4041 past director of ImpeFor more information call 250-803-4000 rial Oil and BC Rail.



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A chance to say thanks, help others



By Barb Brouwer



The turn over from the government sale of liquor for 1923 was expected to approximate $12,000,000.


District council struggled to equalize the budget for 1933. After pairing down everything possible, it was found that expenses could be cut. Unfortunately, only $3.92 was left for roadwork. Coun. Ritchie, the road engineer, scowled severely when he heard his allotment. It was finally decided to approve tax improvements in order to keep the roads in passable condition.


The S.A.F.E Ltd. shareholders heard the directors’ report at the annual meeting stating that the surplus of assets over liabilities totalled $59,438. A vote of thanks was passed to the manager, A.S. McArthur. The same body of directors was re-elected: D. McMullen, G.F. Ibbotson, Tom Sharpe, Robert Turner and D.B. Butchart.


A.H. Affleck, manager of the Bank of Commerce, and A.L. McDonald, manger of the Bank of Nova Scotia, hinted at a meeting that Salmon Arm banks might soon close on Saturday mornings. The new Sunday school and church hall of First United Church was formally opened. John Allan was the general contractor in charge of the construction.


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R.l Jones, member of Salmon Arm Village staff, was appointed to additional positions. Already traffic control officer, pound-keeper and dog tax collector; new jobs placed on his shoulders were building inspector, assistant fire marshal and deputy licence collector. Work was started preparing the site on the Trans-Canada Highway, adjoining the property of Columbia Auto Customs, for a 12-unit motel being built by Mr. and Mrs. Leon Woloshyn.

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Alvina Cameron has already registered for Relay For Life, which strides out June 8 and 9 at Elks Park. This will be her eighth walk through the night to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Cameron has two reasons for participating – the awesome support she received when was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and for the “wonderful, quick, efficient and compassionate treatment” she received while battling the disease. “When I discovered my lump, my husband and I were so impressed with the quick appointments I received in order to get a diagnosis, she says. New to the area, the Camerons had kept the news of Alvina’s cancer to themselves. But Will Sparks, former minister at First United Church, encouraged them to share their burden, not just with family and friends, but with their new church family as well. It was at church that Cameron met Mary Gates, a woman who provided her with a valuable lifeline. “She had gone through the same things and she got up, grabbed me by the hand and said ‘you’re coming to the great cancer support group,’” says Cameron. In March 2004, she had two surgeries, quickly followed by

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Sign-up: Canadian Cancer Society community giving co-ordinator Jen Dies watches as Arlene Smith and Alvina Cameron fill out their Relay For Life registration forms. chemotherapy and radiation, finishing her treatments in August. In the middle of the second of her three rounds of chemo, and extremely weak, Cameron faced rainy weather to walk the Relay For Life survivor lap – at Gates’ insistence. “The sun came out, they put shavings on the route, and I made it. And that also empowered me, because I was going into that deep, dark hole,” she says, eyes filling with tears. “And when I saw and heard all the teams clapping and cheering, I thought, ‘I can do this, I can do two more rounds of chemo.’” Not only was Cameron back the next year, but she canvassed her community and entered a new team, known then as the Blind Bay Babes. The name was soon changed to the Blind Bay Bunch – a team that grew so big it had to be split into two

groups, with good friend Arlene Smith sharing the captain’s load. Although she is not a survivor herself, Smith walks for all the people she has lost and because Cameron inspires her. “I am a survivor. I celebrate that I am a survivor...” Cameron says, holding her hand to her chest and tearing up again. Two of Cameron’s younger sisters were also courageous, but lost their fight with cancer within four months of each other in 2011. Cameron honours them and others by walking in the relay and her team invites cancer survivors to walk the special survivor lap and dine with them afterwards. “They come and have supper with us at our site because it’s really important to celebrate,” she says. “Whether poorly or well, they are alive, and we need to live in the moment – we need to celebrate that.” Relay For Life co-ordinator Jen Dies gives The Blind Bay

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Bunch a vocal pat on the back, pointing out the team has raised close to $74,000 in eight years. “Their team is one of the older teams and they are always on the track,” says Dies. And the Blind Bay Bunch is on-track to raise even more money for the Canadian Cancer Society. A Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre event they are hosting April 19 and 20 sold out quickly and the team is looking forward to raising another $500 or $600 cleaning golf clubs at the Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Club. The women will host a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. April 27 at the Cedar Heights Centre. Tickets are $6 for adults, and children under six are free. The theme of this year’s Relay For Life is nautical – “drowning out cancer one wave at a time” Register online at www. or call Jen Dies at 250-833-4085 for more information.

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From farm to podium, Gunner aims for change One day Steve Gunner was cleaning out a chicken coop, the next day he was addressing a large group as a political candidate. This is how Gunner’s introduction to political candidacy went in the 2009 provincial election. This time, in his second campaign as NDP candidate for the Shuswap, he knows more what to expect. “I got thrown into it very quickly and I guess I enjoyed it enough to want to do it again,” he says. Gunner was motivated to work for change through active politics in 2007 by the drafting and implementation of the Meat Inspection Regulation. Despite having 300 families who he and his spouse, an agrologist, had been selling chickens to for years, they were suddenly told what they were doing was illegal. He said they have been fighting since to

continue farming and, last year, started up their own mobile processing facility with three other farms to serve the North Okanagan. Gunner says his experience looking after the assets of large groups of people is one of his attributes as a political candidate. Now in his 17th year on the board of the 13,000-member Armstrong Regional Co-operative, which is giving back $4 million in patronage this year, his biography notes he was instrumental in doubling the size of the co-op. Gunner says he believes the NDP will fair better in this election than last. “The political landscape has changed fundamentally. The NDP has an excellent leader – Adrian Dix is an extraordinarily hardworking individual.” Asked about what some people refer to as ‘the dark days of the NDP,’ he notes that

when a party is no longer in power, it can no longer control the narrative. If a message is repeated enough, people start to believe it. He said his observation is that organizations and

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On target for August opening Work is progressing on the new Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union building, with doors expected to open in August. Michael Wagner, chief executive officer, says he expects a grand opening to take place in the second or third week of September. “It’s progressing very well. We’re pretty much on time and under budget.” He said the building will utilize a number of green technologies, including a green roof featuring trays of lichen and the recycling of water for irrigation. About 30 staff will work at the new location. “It will be a pretty good sized, full-service branch,” Wagner remarked.


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One-stop shopping will take buyers to the opening of two new stores, come Thursday, April 11. Along with the new Canadian Tire in the former Zellers location at the Mall at Piccadilly, Mark’s Work Wearhouse will be opening in its new location inside Canadian Tire. The new site will

Real estate remains flat The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board reported March 2013 sales activity of all property types is down over the same month last year. “While sales were sluggish in the Okanagan and Shuswap so far this year, they have been showing steady improvement month over month,” says Karen Singbeil, OMREB president.

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Teen sets off to conquer cancer

Trek: Brayden Erickson walks across the country to raise funds.

By Leah Shaw

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Diabetes educator gets first-hand experience HealtHy bites

Serena Caner As a diabetes educator, I always liked the idea of having diabetes for just a short period of time, to better understand the disease. As it turns out, I was granted this opportunity with an early diagnosis of gestational diabetes. In Canada, about 3.7 per cent of non-Aboriginal and eight to 18 per cent of Aboriginal women get gestational diabetes. As the name suggests, it is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. Similar to other forms of diabetes, gestational diabetes is a problem with how the body makes and uses insulin. Insulin is a hormone essential for moving sugar or glucose from food out of the bloodstream and into cells to be used for energy. It also signals to the liver to stop breaking down glucose stores in periods of fasting (like when you are sleeping). When a woman gets pregnant, her placenta makes a lot of hormones that work against insulin. Furthermore, the weight gain and increased food intake required also influence insulin use and requirements. For most pregnant women, their pancreas adapts to this increased insulin resistance by secreting more insulin and they are still able to keep blood sugar levels stable. Unfortunately for women with gestational diabetes, the pancreas is unable to adapt to this increased workload. Consequently, these women are prone to high blood sugars and need to be careful with their diet and exercise patterns and may even need to take extra insulin injections. The main concern with high blood sug-

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Setting records, living the dream By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Jill Flockhart describes the experience as the best four years of her life. Salmon Arm’s Flockhart is wrapping up four years at the University of Idaho where she has been living the dream of many young soccer players. Flockhart, 21, was offered major scholarships at four U.S. universities before she settled on Idaho – and it was a great decision. “I had an amazing experience here. I absolutely loved Idaho, I loved the team, I loved the school. Some of the girls I’ve met here are my best friends. Yeah, I’ve had a really good experience,” she concludes. Flockhart was outstanding in more ways than one for the Vandals team. She was one of three players who, amazingly, started in every single game – 83 – over her four years. “So I played a lot,” she smiles. And, in order to do that, she made it through four years of soccer without injury. “I am very fortunate,”

she says. “I made sure I was physically ready for every season when I came in. I made sure I had knee endurance and strength.” Other players do the same, but are injured anyway, she adds. Flockhart was ranked second all-time at the university with 17 career assists; ranked third all-time in game-winning goals (five); and ranked fourth all-time in career points (35). Playing for the Vandals demanded a complete commitment. “During the season, we’d get one day off normally, travel every weekend, have twohour practices every afternoon plus an hour of weights and strength training,” she explains. “Off season, most of the time you’re at the weight room at 6 a.m.; after that you head out. The schedule is very hard to manage – it’s a lot of soccer.” Despite all the soccer, Flockhart didn’t neglect her studies, attaining a 3.9 grade point average. She wraps up her final year on May 10, at which time she’ll be coming back to Salmon Arm to give a hand to Shuswap Youth Soccer.

She hopes to drop in on youth practices. “I’m hoping to work with some of the coaches, show some of the drills I know, and I also want to do some of the personal training with some of the girls who want to make it to the next level.” She won’t be back home for too long, however. After majoring in international studies and global development with a minor in geology, Flockhart has discovered a job that seems to be a perfect fit. “I actually had a really cool meeting with a non-governmental organization – Soccer Without Borders – yesterday,” she said Friday. “They presented me with a year-long internship in Uganda where I’ll be working with a lot of impoverished youth.” Youth there are encouraged to participate in soccer, where added to the game is a focus on education, self-confidence and work with women on equality. Although she hadn’t officially accepted the offer Friday, she expects to head to Uganda in July. “It fits nicely, com-

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legiate. In the U.S. an MLS-type of women’s league has been formed, but it’s where the national players play. “It would be great to get the opportunity, but hard to break into that league.” In pursuing collegiate soccer, Flockhart focused on the U.S. primarily because of the funding available for

players. “Mother filmed me through a lot of my high-school years. I put together a complete package, kind of like a soccer resumé. I sent it out to a bunch of schools throughout the U.S.,” she says. Then she played in a showcase tournament in Seattle attended by a lot of scouts. She went

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Family running The Wild Soles Trail Running Series, two and five-kilometre fun races, go April 22, 29, May 6 and 13. Check-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. with the two-km route starting at 5:45 p.m. and the 6 km at 6 p.m. Pre-register at Cool Running (preferred) or at event. For info, call Abbigail at 250-832-7846 or Marie at 250-832-0200.

time for tennis With spring comes tennis. The Salmon Arm Tennis Club will hold its Spring clean-up and annual general meeting on Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. Come April 27, the club is hosting its third tournament for the Ladies’ Winter League.

Winning bridge March 26: 1. Judy Harris & Tom McNie, 2. Ona Bouchard & Jim McLean, 3. Barb Grier & Gene Demens, 4. Naomi & Eugene Ogino. The Salmon Arm Duplicate Bridge Club meets Tuesday evenings. For more information call 250 832-7454 or 250-832-7323. March 31: Sunday Duplicate Club - 1. Peggy Fetterly and Ona Bouchard (tie), 1. Michael Clayton and Steve Raffel, 3. Lynne Storey and John Parton (tie), 3. Naomi and Eugene Ogino. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

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Max Scharf, racing as a member of Team Canada, had a great week at the Whistler Cup, achieving his goal of a top-10 finish. That was realized when he placed seventh in Slalom. He also tallied a 19th in Super G and a 22nd in Giant Slalom.

Strong start for Shuswap teams The Salmon Arm Secondary Senior Girls soccer team went to a tournament in Kelowna this past weekend. They won three of their four games, placing fifth of 12 teams. The girls opened the tournament in fine form, winning 6–0 against Mt Boucherie’s AA team. Brooke Ambler got the shut-out with goals scored by Cassie Gunn (2), Madi Trueman (2) and Elenna Sweet (2). The second game was a see-saw battle with OKM of Kelowna. The Jewels ended up losing 4-3 on goals by Madi Trueman (2) and Maddie Lavery (1). On Saturday, the Jewels played Kelowna Christian and beat them 4-2 with both Katie Harding and Joelene Neumann scoring one each and Cassie Gunn notching 2. The final game was against Similkameen. Despite maintaining most of the possession, the back of the net was elusive. The game went to a shoot-out and the Jewels won 4-3. It was a great start to the season as the team has only had two practices on grass as a team. Harding and Neumann were

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on the move: Shuswap defender Abbey Fabro (right) rushes to stop Vernon United’s Millie Harron (left) during the Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League U14 girls season opening match Sunday at Marshall Field. dominant in the midfield. The defence was led by Kayla Byers and Courtney Larson. The team’s first league game was on Monday at UBCO versus Mt Boucherie, with another game on Wednesday at Rutland – a fast and furious start to the season.

Inaugural win

The Shuswap U18 boys travelled to Vernon for the first exhibition game of the season. It was a high-tempo game which saw Shuswap maintain 53 per cent of possession with 17 shots directed towards the net. Shuswap led 1-0 at half time fol-

lowing a Vernon owngoal on a low, hard cross along the goal line. Both teams found the woodwork in the second half and the keepers played well in this highly entertaining and spirited game. Three more shots found the mark in the second frame as Shuswap start-

ed and finished the scoring with a 3-1 win over a skilled Vernon squad. Despite the win, the Shuswap boys recognize there are several opportunities for improvement and they will continue to brush off the rust as they focus on conditioning and team tactics this week.

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Reunited Legends knock out Bulls The annual Shaw Challenge Recreation tournament on the weekend saw four Salmon Arm teams in the final. On the A side, Legends of Hockey defeated the Salmon Arm Bulls 8-1, and the B Side saw Adam Viagras defeat the Salmon Arm Colts in a hardfought 4-2 final. Sixteen teams took part, including two teams from Alberta, Didsbury and Okotoks. The Legends were a reunion team comprised of several former Salmon Arm players including the likes of Kevin and Troy Tallifer, Brent Koskimaki, Ryder Petch, David Dollack, Chris McDonald, Wade

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Crease cross: Salmon Arm Colts player Rob Cadden takes control of the puck in the

Rented Mules goal crease during their 7-2 win in the 13th Annual Shaw Challenge Recreational Hockey Tournament held over the weekend at the Shaw Centre. The Colts lost to Team Viagra in the final playoff game. McPherson and Brad Young. On the B side,

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young runner: Blind Bay’s Chantel Jeffrey crosses the finish line, winning the women’s division 10-kilometre race of the Okanagan College Half Marathon, held April 7 in Kelowna. The 11-year-old Jeffrey was the youngest runner to compete in her division.


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It’s all in the cards By James Murray OBSERVER STAFF

They gather to play cards, though not with your typical deck, but a special series of collector cards with the exotic name of Yu-Gi-Oh. In this game the stakes are high, for ‘play’ involves challenging one another to duels using a wide a range monster, spell and trap cards. This particular Friday evening, they are crammed into a small, second-story apartment, to play, trade, talk, socialize and share a common interest. Most are in their late teens, some are younger, a few are in their early 20s. They are intelligent, articulate, courteous and respectful to one another, and although the whole point of taking part in the game is to win, they are, for the most part, remarkably non-competitive. Looking around the room, one could surmise that most of these young people are not a part of the so-called “in-crowd,” but then again, they have made their own in crowd. They are also a part of a wave that has swept around the world and across North America. For some who are admit-


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make his move; Andrew Belloch listens to the play; Dan Pippus and Dylan Simpson trade cards; Andrew Bennett, Allie Geddes, Taylor Walker, Jayme Gilbert, Dakota Simpson and Dan Pippus play in a Yu-Gi-Oh tournament at the Downtown Activity Centre.

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tedly shy, it’s a way to improve their social skills while being among people who are non-judgemental – who are willing to accept you for who you are. For others, it’s a way to improve other skills such as mathematics, which is a large part of the gaming aspect. The Yu-Gi-Oh card game, evolved from a Japanese (magazine) fantasy series created by Kazuki Takahashi about a fictional card game. The series followed the story of a boy named Yugi Mutou, who solves an ancient puzzle and awakens a gambling alter-ego within himself that resolves various conflicts by taking part in a fictional trading card game called Duel Monsters (originally known as Magic and Wizards), where players use cards to duel each other in mock battles. The Yu-Gi-Oh card game is, in effect, the real-world counterpart to the fictional card game played in the fantasy. Players start out by buying a “starter” deck, and then proceed to acquire more cards. Different cards have different powers and certain cards are highly sought after. Players collect cards which they can play or trade. By improving your deck you improve your chances of winning in a game. There are a number of online strategy sites as well as online game sites. There are also sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments. Local monthly tournaments, which take place at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre, usually involve a number of small prizes ranging from simple collector tins (with cards) to playing mats. Every attempt is made to match skill levels, especially for players that are just starting out. One rule that is strictly enforced is that there is no gambling allowed. “Part of the game is to beat your opponent… it’s also a way to improve your deck,” says Steve Porterhead, one of the weekly Yu-Gi-Oh players and monthly tournament organizers. “Sometimes you attain cards you want by gaming, other times it’s by negotiation and trading. But there’s always a respect factor,” he says. “You don’t take advantage of someone and you always treat your opponent with respect.” For almost all of a core group of 20 or so local players, it’s obviously more about socializing, meeting people and making new friends than it is about winning. Or as Dakota Simpson puts it, “At least it’s something productive to do on a Friday night.”

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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, APRIL 11 MUSIC FESTIVAL – The annual Shuswap Music Festival plays out Monday,

April 11 to 27: Band – April 11-12 at Prestige Harbourfront Resort; Strings – April 15 to 17 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church; Piano – April 15 to 24 at First United Church and SAGA Public Art Gallery; Vocal – St. Andrews April 22 to 23; Gala Night of the Stars – April 27 at First United. Admission to the Night of the Stars is $5 per person or $10 for a family. LIBRARY – Take your tot to the library at 10:30 a.m. and enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplay. AIRPLANES – The Shuswap Aero Model club hosts a four-day show at the Mall at Piccadilly. View a variety of locally built planes and learn more about radio-controlled aircraft. JAZZ CLUB – The Cookers from Toronto deliver their own unique blend of

bop, soul, jazz and blues at 7 p.m. at SAGA Public Art Gallery.


FILM FARE – The Shuswap Film Society and Salmar Association present Side

Effects, to Thursday, April 18 at the Salmar Classic at 7:30 p.m.


GARAGE SALE – Hillcrest Elementary School at 1180 - 20th St. SE hosts a

fundraising garage sale in the gym from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will go to primary playground equipment. For information, call 250-832-7195. BENEFIT CONCERT – A fundraiser for the SAFE Society and Shuswap Lake Health-Care Society takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Shuswap Theatre on Hudson Avenue. Tickets are $20 prior to the show at Touch ’A Texas in the Mall at Piccadilly, or $25 at the door.


ON THE BLOCK – A family-friendly charitable auction takes place at Carlin

Hall at noon. Admission is free and food is available. View auction items Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. JAM & DANCE - An all-ages jam and dance takes place at 2 p.m. at Grandview Bench Hall. Admission is $3. For more information, call Karl Buchmann at 250-832-0153.


STEWARDSHIP – Stewardship Legacy Workshop at the Podollan Inn from

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. includes a tour of the Salmon River. Admission is free but participants must register by Friday, April 12 at http://www.


WRITE STUFF – Shuswap Writers’ Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the

Mall at Piccadilly board room. Contact Shirley at 250-835-4544. SOUL JOURNEY – Shuswap Questers presents Norma Cowrie, teacher of personal transformation and counsellor, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. in the library of the Downtown Activity Centre. Admission is $5. GRADS 2013 –A free hair fashion show or this year’s grads takes place from

7 to 9 p.m. at Tarnow’s Hair & Day Spa, featuring makeup tips, sunless tanning demos and prizes, raffles and giveaways.

Show benefits SAFE, hospital By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Enjoy a concert featuring great local talent and support the local women’s shelter and Shuswap Lake Health-Care Society in the process. Well-loved for his portrayal of Hank Snow in the popular Louisiana Hayride, DJ Patrick Ryley brings Hank to the Shuswap Theatre this Saturday, along with his take on Keith Urban and Garth Brooks. Ryley will be accompanied by the stellar guitar riffs of another local favourite – Peter Clark. Homegrown in the Shuswap, indie artist Aimie Laws’ vocals resonate in her own a mysterious and intriguing sound. Laws will be performing music from her new CD, accompanied by Tyler Matthews (bass), Mark Greenhalgh (drums) and Jon Treichel (lead guitar). And The Elk Tribe is a fresh, new, local group exploding onto the music scene. “Our goal is to write simple, raw, good music that’s pleasing to all folks,” says the group on their website. “We have a foot-stompin’ groove, sweet harmonies and an infectious energy. Our sound is unique.” Band members include: Zach Harder on guitar and rhythm, Levi Harder on lead vocals, glockenspiel, and rhythm, Brayden Harder on bass and vocals, David McMaster on violin and mandolin, and Amanda Robbins on lead vocals and synth.  As well as offering three hours of excellent entertainment, proceeds from the Women’s Benefit Show will go to two important non-profit organizations in Salmon Arm – the women’s emergency shelter and the Shuswap Lake Health-Care Auxiliary. With 100 years of history, the auxiliary continues to actively evolve, meeting the changing needs in community health care. More than 70 members volunteer in a wide range of services to support health care in the Shuswap. Last year, the Shuswap Area Family Emergency Society (S.A.F.E.) supported some 140 to 150 families, says crisis intervention support worker Sara Inskip, noting the society relies heavily on community support. “We supply families we support with housing, clothing, healthy food choices, hygiene products, baby needs, toiletries and household start-up items, and being a non-profit our budget is limited,” she says. “Without help from the community, we wouldn’t be able to do that.

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SENIORS – Fifth Avenue Seniors’ Activity Centre host a pancake breakfast

from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 14; Jammers Dance 7 p.m. April 21. TAKE NOTE – The deadline for the Young Writers’ Contest in poetry and prose for students five to 18, in School District #83 and #22, is Thursday, April 18. Get entry information at COMPETITION -The Burnaby Writers’ Society hosts a provincewide writing

competition, with a deadline of May 31. Send a complete one-page, previously unpublished work of poetry, fiction or non-fiction, in any genre, on the theme of air, interpreted in any way you wish, to BWS Contest Committee, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, V5G 3T7. LIBRARY – Salmon Arm branch hosts storytime at 11 a.m. Saturdays in April. Free program designed for children three to five years old.

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Hank in the house: Patrick Ryley will host and perform in a benefit concert at Shuswap Theatre Saturday night.

Inskip says the society is very busy and the need for support is growing, with a huge increase in seniors being abused by spouses and families. Grateful to the Salmon Arm Secondary Leadership Class that recently donated $500, Inskip says the cancellation of the All About Women conference in February was a financial blow, in the neighbourhood of some $8,000. Inskip says S.A.F.E. Society workers are thrilled with support that will be forthcoming from Saturday’s concert and a fundraising silent auction at the show, and the upcoming “She Shoe Swaps” fundraiser May 11, for which residents are asked to drop off gently used shoes, boots and purses at Sears, RBC or the law offices of Brooke Jackson Downs. Tickets for Saturday’s concert are available in advance for $20 at Touch ’A Texas in the Mall at Piccadilly, or $25 at the door.

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Fine art of folding Cooper Richards, Jocelyn Wilson, Mackenzie Richards and Madison Gilfillan add the final folds to their baskets during an origami workshop held recently at the Salmon Arm branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.


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Michael Wood boys are back in town Warmly embraced by fans across the country, victoria’s Michael Wood band (MWb) is returning to salmon Arm. The group recently kicked off a western Canada tour, and will be playing at the Hideaway Pub on Friday, April 19. “It’s really great to see people responding so positively to our music,” says frontman Michael Wood. “People hear the songs and see our video for the single end of the World, and are excited to have us out to play.” The band has an altrock sound described as “the Killers meets Kings of Leon,” and an enthusiastic stage show that engages the audience. Fans are often struck by the evocative lyrics, and are ultimately

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Infectious indie: Well received at their last Hideaway Pub appearance, the Michael Wood Band returns April 19. won over by the band’s attention to all the elements that make for

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energy, with smoking guitar leads, melodic rhythms, and a seriously infectious groove. The four-piece band features Wood (vocals/ guitar), Josh Weed (guitar/vocals), Jon burgundy (bass/vocals) and Alex Campbell (drums/ vocals).Their sound reflects multiple influences, ranging from jazz to pop to classic rock, and diverse topics, such as Arab spring (Should We Be Afraid), over commercialism (End of the World) and finding your own path (I Think I’ll Just Go to Bed). The past year has been a busy one for MWb. Their first album, Occupy This, was released in May, and has been called “astoundingly good” by music critics. The band has played everything from small charity shows to large

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Follow Alice into Wonderland It begins at a sunny garden party hosted by the Liddells in 1862 England. Family friend, Lewis Carroll, is entertaining Alice and her two sisters with a story and magic tricks. Jack the gardener, one of Alice’s friends, gives her a rose and, in exchange, she presents him with a jam tart. But her mother accuses Jack of stealing the tart and sends him away. As a curious variety of guests begin to arrive at the Liddell home, Carroll consoles Alice by taking her photograph. He disappears behind the camera cloth, emerging as a white rabbit before disappearing into his camera bag. The situation become curioser and curioser when Alice follows the rabbit and falls into a mysterious and wonderful world. And so begins The Royal Ballet of Britain’s ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, choreographed by internationally acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, artistic director and cofounder of Morphoses/ The Wheeldon Company. Jointly commissioned with the National Ballet of Canada, Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inven-

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performs in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on the Salmar screen April 21. tive choreography. It was The Royal Ballet’s first full-length work since 1995, and was instantly acclaimed a classic. Joby Talbot’s score combines sweeping melodies, that hearken back to ballet scores of the 19th century, with contemporary effects. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to bring Wonderland to life. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters down the rabbit hole: from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious rendition of the famous Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty; to dancing playing cards;

a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. There is a love narrative for Alice and the Knave of Hearts, and they dance a tender pas de deux at the close of Act II. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story – a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and an unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail. And, in the midst of the chaos, Alice wakes up. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland appears on the big screen at the Salmar Classic Theatre at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Tickets for the bal-

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Harmonious Haven hopped up Things will be hopping at Harmonious Homestead on Saturday, April 20. The Canadian Rabbit Hopping club will compete against the Vancouver Agility club in the first interclub rabbit hopping competition. Whether you have seen the super dogs or not, you will not want to miss these rabbits race through hoops, tunnels and over jumps. The whole fam-

ily will enjoy this new attraction at this year’s “Knee-Deep in Spring” event. Back by popular demand, farm tours led by a farmer will be available throughout the day. This interactive tour will provide information on the lives and care of rabbits, chicks, lambs, and baby goats. Knee Deep in Spring runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7.50 per person – cash only – at the

farm gate, and includes all events and displays. The Flocks Trough restaurant will be open in Mount Ida Hall, where soup and sausage on a bun will be served. Harmonious Haven and Ewe is located at 5421 70th St. SW. For more detailed information, send an email to, phone 250-832-0503, or visit the website at

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Prepare your salutation with arms wide open as there is a wonderful force waiting for you. You are given the opportunity to advance on most aspects of your life while focusing with ardour on your strongest wills and desires. Prepare for takeoff. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take this chance to release yourself of unwanted burden that weights so heavily on your shoulders. You can start anew a venture from overseas as you will get plenty of help in those matters. If you have been doing some soul-searching, answers will prevail. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you have been holding something to yourself and never seemed to see it come to light, this is your opportunity to make that venture work. Go ahead and bond with that associate or just any alliances that promise to fructify your future. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will assertively want to move ahead in your chosen professional field. Take advantage of this window of opportunity which allows you to move up the ladder of success. Whatever you strive to get, you are aware of all the assistance you will be getting. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You won’t be satisfied with a limited life and you will do all in your power to construct a new way of living. This way you will gain more prospective over your life while redefining your own boundaries. You will eagerly change your routine so that it better reflects your reality. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take this marvellous chance to dig into your subliminal psyche and rid yourself of surplus emotional burden. Unleash yourself from things that take too much time and space in your current life. You strive to improve your resources with the help of another.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There’s a heavy load of energy in your partnership area. All types of alliances, romantic or more formal ones can be redefined now. You want to go a step further into your unity and you wish to go about it together. Merging with others will offer you reciprocated support. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are more likely to stick with an enhanced everyday life if you finally decide to go for that trendy bootcamp class or a healthy green diet. The importance is to opt for something that will improve your habits which will soon turn into a more prosperous way of living. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your assertive side is filled with a great force and power which allows you to express your true individuality. This is not the time to shy away from others but a time to put on the dancing shows and show others what you got. You got the rhythm. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are ready to follow your gut instinct and assert yourself. If you know consciously what truly makes your foundations of life, you will do such that they are being built on more secure grounds. Your fighting power will ensure to create a great support system for yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You are outspoken and direct within your intentions. Your desires are clear and you will voice it out loud. You will feel at ease with others and your affinity with them will become significantly more important in your future dealings. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The desire to acquire something new or the willingness to stick to the materialistic world is quite strong. This is your time to respect your personal standards of living and to make the most of it. Set a more realistic budget for yourself.

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At Shuswap Trailers we are proud to provide our customers with excellent customer service, a friendly environment and trailer rentals and sales at the best price possible. Our rental fleet consists of over 30 units; many enclosed cargo trailers ranging from 4’x6’ up to 8.5’ x 24’, including our most recent addition 8.5’ x 20’ car hauler. Also our fleet includes utility trailers, open snowmobile trailers, flat deck car & equipment haulers, dump trailers, goose neck trailer, as well as, truck and cube van rentals and equipment rentals such as bobcats and a mini-excavator. Check out our website for more details on our rental fleet.

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Your community. Your classifieds.

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It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. Classified advertisements automatically appear in the Salmon Arm Observer and Shuswap Market News, giving you a total circulation exceeding 18,400 households.

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SHUSWAP Lake Estates Golf Club Men’s Night starts May 7th, Ladies Night starts May 9th


In loving memory of a dearly beloved husband, father and grandfather. Dennis James Rodwell April 13th, 1927 November 16th 2004 Fondly loved and deeply mourned, Heart of my heart, I miss you so; Often my darling, my tears will flow; Dimming your picture where’er I go; ‘‘Tis sad but true, I will abide Until some day we’ll be side by side Always Lovingly remembered, Elsie and Families

Sicamous Office, Display: 4 p.m. Thursday Word Ads: 12 noon Friday


The advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher against claims arising from publication of any advertisement submitted by the advertiser. The Classifieds reminds advertisers that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or because age is between 44 and 65 years, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. The Classifieds reserves the right to reject any advertisement and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement.

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Fax 250-836-2661 Eagle Valley News Parkland Mall SICAMOUS, BC Mon.-Thurs., 12-4 p.m. Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Have Your Visa or Mastercard Ready Established accounts will be offered billing. The Salmon Arm Observer classifieds is proudly distributed to homes throughout the Shuswap.

Vacation Spots

Don’t miss the Celebration of Rural Living Expo & Trade Show April 27-28, 2013 9am-5pm daily NT Agriplex & Fall Fair Facility 4872 Dunn Lake Rd., Barriere Over 100 booths & displays to peruse. Music, concessions, giveaways. A full lineup of feature speakers: including Dr. Art Hister. Free draws every hour. $5/adult, $3/stud. or senior, children 12 & under Free. Vendor and Expo info at:

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“Pam’s Cleaning Service For that Mother-In-Law clean” 250-803-1175 Parkland Dental Centre Gentle well qualified staff, state of the art equipment and modern materials await you. 250-836-6665

Here Today – Here Tomorrow There is no better way to create an everlasting tribute than by making a memorial donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation. Every tax receipted gift ensures that the name of your loved one will be remembered in perpetuity.

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Barbara N. Campbell (Peake) 24 July 1916-24 March 2013 Thank you to the staff at Bastion Place for their caring, kindness and respect given to our mother and family

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Friday, April 13 – Frances turns 48…

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Celebration of Life in Memory of

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~ from the Observer Gang.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Daniel “Dan” James McCauley

Nov. 19, 1953-Apr. 10, 2008 “Always loved and deeply missed.” Cathy, Colin, Todd & Family

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Fischer’s Funeral Services wishes to express sympathy to the families which we served in March 2013… Bill Tams Len Smith Brian Pratt Hannu Kivi Ivy Bateman Patricia Dibb Denise Harden Larry Gunville Barbara Norris Jean Mangnall Doug Daughton Ronald Patterson Doug Konotopski View obituaries and share memories at FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD.

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NORRIS, BARBARA ELIZABETH July 30, 1926 to March 29, 2013. In loving memory of Barbara Elizabeth Norris (Nee Bowes) – July 30, 1926 to March 29, 2013. It is with deep sadness we announce the death of our mother, Betty. After battling a lengthy illness, Betty passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of March 29, 2013.  Predeceased by Cliff, her husband of 58 years who died in 2009, she is survived by her youngest  brother, Alan, and her four children, Jeannie, Ellie, Wayne and Gordon.  Born to Mabel and Arthur Bowes in Viking, Alberta, she was one of six children including a sister Audrey, and brothers, Jim, Arthur, Jack, and Alan.  The family moved to Richmond, B.C when she was 10 years old. At the age of 23 she and Cliff married, and shortly after moved to Kamloops, B.C.  Cliff established a successful machinist business there.  Raising four children, they remained in Kamloops until retiring to Sorrento, B.C. in 1975.  They relocated to Parkside Estates in nearby Chase, B.C. in 2006.  Since Cliff’s passing in 2009, Betty had remained at Parkside, living independently, until her own death. Mom enjoyed socializing, made friends easily, and had a wide circle of friends, some known for many years, others for only a few, and some perhaps just a little while.  Although many are no longer with us, all had been most precious to her.  Friendship was one of the things she valued most of all. Please join us on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11am for a memorial service in her honor, to be held at St. Andrew’s Church, 845 Thompson Avenue, Chase B.C. In lieu of flowers, we know mom would be pleased if donations were made to the nearest Food Bank. We miss you so much, mom.  Rest in peace.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 Time: 2:30 PM Place: Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 4303 Pleasant Valley Rd Vernon, BC

There will be a Tea following the Celebration of Life Those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Duncan to the Kidney Foundation DUNCAN F ZAVISLAKE of Canada – BC Branch. August 5, 1949-December 21, 2012 ANITA BOUMA It is with much grief and sadness that we announce the death of Anita Bouma at Kelowna General Hospital on April 1st 2013. She was a loving mother, a caring sister, consistent friend and a trusted colleague. Born March 7th 1953 in Zoutkamp, Netherlands, she immigrated with her family to Canada at the age of 16. In 1975 she moved to Salmon Arm and began nursing at Shuswap Lake General Hospital shortly after. Over a career spanning more than 35 years, Anita took pride in her work and is remembered for her “warm, compassionate personality”. For so many people she will be remembered as the friendly face of the hospital and the woman who ensured patients and guests felt comfortable and kept the unit running smoothly. She cultivated close, long-lasting friendships and was intentional in demonstrating her love. Through times of joy and times of sadness she remained consistent to her friends. Her devotion, contentedness and empathy are qualities we adored and will always remember. As a mother she was a source of inspiration, an ever-present guide and a role model. As a single mother she raised Marcel with selfless love, providing him with a safe and nurturing home. By her actions she demonstrated the importance of faith, humility, kindness, hard work and active living. She seized every opportunity to celebrate birthdays, holidays and other milestones and made it abundantly clear that she loved and was proud of her son. Anita was the oldest surviving sister and has four siblings: Errit, Marga, Edith and Andrea. She valued family and connectedness and loved bringing everyone together. She was kind and forgiving toward her siblings and selfless when it came to caring for her parents. She deeply appreciated the support from her family and friends. Anita lived an active life and would regularly walk for hours in the evening, particularly with her close friend Erica. She also enjoyed nature and had a passion for whale watching. In recent years she would camp on Malcolm Island, BC and could be found on the beach listening to the songs of the orcas. We would like to invite you to join with us in celebrating Anita’s beautiful life at Broadview Evangelical Free Church (350-30th St NE, Salmon Arm BC) on Sunday April 14th 2013 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a reception following the celebration. In lieu of flowers or gifts donations can be made to the AREA Fund ( for asbestos research, education and advocacy or BC Heart & Stroke Foundation ( On line condolences may be sent to Anita’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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HARDEN, MARIE-ALIDA “DENISE” Denise Harden, beloved wife of Don Harden passed away on March 10th, 2013 at the age of 54 years at Salmon Arm, BC. Denise was born Nov. 5th, 1958 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In May 1996 Don and Denise moved to Salmon Arm. Denise worked at Canadian Tire for the last 12 years and you may remember her for her outgoing and happy personality. She will be dearly missed by Don, her only son Eric Smith and three step daughters Donna, Susan and Kathy Harden, as well as her large family of brothers and sisters. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at DONALD NELS NELSON SEPT 24, 1929 - APRIL 5, 2013 Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Don passed away peacefully at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC. Predeceased by both parents, son Robert, and brother Conrad. Don started  working for CP Telecommunications as a telegraph messenger at the age of 13, which led to a career which spanned 43 years. Dad was a passionate collector of music and postage stamps and will always be remembered by friends and family as a cheerful gentleman with an infectious laugh, and was considered as a ‘second father’ to many.  Dad left us to go see the greatest jazz band ever assembled and to share the wonder of those sounds with the son he has missed so dearly.  Don and Marg have enjoyed many wonderful years in Sorrento on the beautiful Shuswap Lake. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret,  sons Don (Sandy), Rick (Michelle), Chris (Nicole), grandchildren Kyla, Dana, Richard, Steven, Randi, Andrew and Christine. Great grandchildren Finn, Calen, Maggie and Jackson. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. No service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Vi holder deg alltid kjær, Dad. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Don’s obituary at www,.

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ALLPORT: ALLAN AND FAY It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Allan Arthur Allport, 70, and his wife Fay Dorothy Allport, 67, on March 31, and April 1 respectively, 2013. These two loving, creative, wonderful people will be missed by all who knew them. Allan was born in Tuberose, Saskatchewan, on July 2, 1942. He was an avid cyclist , hiker, swimmer, camper, wood worker and master craftsman. Fay was born in Queensland, Australia on February 9th, 1946. Fay was an amazing cook and baker and was highly active in her community; dancing, playing tennis, and volunteering. Allan and Fay met in New Zealand and were married in Saskatchewan, October of 1969. They had a talent for creating a home wherever they went and loved spending time with their children, grandchildren, family and friends. Together they found happiness paddling on nearby lakes. They are survived by their sons, Graham and Jeffrey Allport, daughters-in-law Megan Ross and Kara Uzelman, grandchildren Liam and Rory, and many, many other family members and friends around the world. There will be a celebration of life for Fay and Allan at the Leir House Cultural Centre , 220 Manor Park Ave in Penticton, on Saturday, April the 13th at 2:00. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299 DOLORES “DEL” LUCILLE MARSHALL It is with sadness that the family of Del announces her passing at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday April 06, 2013 at the age of 77 years. Del was born in Edmonton AB on August 20, 1935, and adopted by loving parents Gwendolyn & Leonard Lewis. She is survived by sister Trudy Lewis, sister-in-law Merle Lewis, and five children: Daniel, Dawn, Denise, Douglas, and Stephanie as well as 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Del was an independent free spirit who loved learning, sharing, and serving her community. She also enjoyed her pets, crafts, Christmas, reading, canning, and especially listening to her scanner. Del’s families and friends are invited to celebrate her life at the Canoe Senior Citizens hall (7330 – 49 Street NE) on Friday, April 12, at 4:30. Online condolences can be sent through Del’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC.


Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

We require immediately Class 1 drivers for Canada and US for the following positions: • US Team drivers • Part Time /Casual Drivers for Canada/US • Drivers interested in a truck share program for Canada/US. We supply you with a paid company cell, fuel cards, all paid picks and drops, assigned units and regular home time. All you need is 3 yrs verifiable experience, clean abstract and a good attitude. Please indicate on your resume the position applying for. Please fax resumes and abstracts to 250546-0600, or by email to No phone calls please.

Required immediately: Class 1 driver for local deliveries and switches in the Okanagan area with occasional trips to the Vancouver area. Preference given to those with experience. Please fax resume and current abstract to: 250-546-0600, with the subject line “Local Driver”. No phone calls or drop ins please.

Career Opportunities

Okanagan College is seeking applicants for the position(s) of:



COLLEGE PROFESSOR: • ARTS & FOUNDATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGY/ARCHAEOLOGY Part-time Term appointment Posting No. 0000992 – Salmon Arm Closing date: April 16, 2013

Information on how to apply and about working at Okanagan College is available online at: SHUSWAP REVELSTOKE • NORTH OKANAGAN • CENTRAL OKANAGAN • SOUTH OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN


Drivers/Courier/ Trucking OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Ops. for our Kelowna based terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or Call Mark: 778-866-5497 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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Help Wanted 2 AND 4 strk small engine mechanic. Chainsaws,lawn mowers,outboards. Wage negotiable, benefits aval. Start today! Resume to HOUSEKEEPER needed, call for details (250)833-2112

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Family Support Coordinator – Salmon Arm

The ideal candidate will have: • post-secondary education in social work or social sciences • 3-5 years experience working with family members of those with mental illness • knowledge of major mental illnesses, the mental health system and local agencies • excellent interpersonal, public speaking, written and verbal skills • support group facilitation experience • the ability to work independently and as part of a team • of�ice administration and computer skills



Education/Trade Schools

The Mental Illness Family Support Centre (MIFSC) is accepting applications for the part-time position of Family Support Coordinator at our Salmon �rm of�ice� The Family Support Coordinator is responsible for providing support, education and advocacy to families of individuals who have a mental illness and�or addiction or substance misuse issue� This position is 3 days per week (�3 hours)�

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

For a complete job description, visit our website at www�mifsc�ca� Some evening work and travelling once per month to �ernon to attend �oard meetings is re�uired�

Please email your cover letter, resume and three references with a statement of how your skills, abilities and passion for advocating for others will help us achieve our agency’s mission, by April 15, 2013�


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Serving and caring for families in our community since 1947. Whether you’re considering pre-planning or have lost a loved one, you can trust our professional and friendly team to support you with meaningful grief services. We provide individualized funeral, memorial and celebration of life services, as well as grief counselling and an aftercare program. For more information and the answers to many frequently asked questions, visit us online at: Capreece Bowers, Celebrant & Clinical Counsellor

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Administrator/ Bookkeeper Shuswap Community Resources Cooperative, is seeking a senior bookkeeper with a proven track record and solid administrative skills. Extensive knowledge of full cycle financial record keeping is required as well as expert level understanding of simply Accounting and MS Excel. Experience in non profit accounting will be an asset. Please submit resume with references to: CLUXEWE RESORT MGR. required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy to manage cabins, campground & restaurant. Enquire for job description or Apply to or fax 250949-6066 by midnight on April 12, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Fax 780-444-9165. ENSIGN INTERNATIONAL is looking for Drillers, Night Tour Pushes and Rig Managers. If you are interested in attending one of our information sessions to hear more about our global opportunities, call 1888-367-4460 to book into a session near you! FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR –including HR Admin, strategic planning, req’d at Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / Apply to or fax 250-9496066 by April 12, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. HOME CARE NURSE required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / apply to or fax 250-9496066 by April 30, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. Good benefits.

PARTS PERSON WELL ESTABLISHED Honda / Bombardier dealership in the Southern Cariboo region is seeking a self motivated individual to fill a parts person position. Min. 2 years parts / service exp. required, in addition to a strong interest in the motor sports industry. A29 A29

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted Kindale Developmental Association

The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced Coordinator. This contract position can be situated anywhere in the CSRD geographic area. for more information, please request a full job posting from Closing date April 15


Share your home and/or your time providing support to adults with disabilities in Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Lumby & Lavington. Home assessments and/or training will be provided. Send Expression of Interest letter to: Attention: Home Share Coordinator Kindale Developmental Association P.O. Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Fax: 250-546-3053 Email:

Income Opportunity ALL CASH Vending route. Earn $72,000/year potential, 9 secured hi-traffic locations. Investment Required $3,600+ up. Safe quick return 1-888979-8363.


Trades, Technical TRACK FOREMAN Kettle Falls International Railway, LLC (KFR), an OmniTRAX, Inc. managed company, operates over 160 miles of former Burlington Northern Santa Fe trackage in Northeastern Washington State and Southeastern British Columbia. KFR operates from the BNSF interchange at Chewelah, Washington to Columbia Gardens, British Columbia. A second line operates from Kettle Falls, Washington to Grand Forks, British Columbia. KFR is looking for a Track Foreman to assist with the Canadian operations. Track Foreman: Installs and repairs railroad track on specified territory of railroad, using spike pullers, spike drivers, removes old spikes, drives new spikes, performs related inspection and maintenance to railroad track on specified territory of railroad. This is accomplished by performing the following duties. Additional details at Send resume to or fax 866-448-9259.

WELLNESS CLERK Askew’s is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to provide customers with friendly, helpful service and support in our Wellness Center located in our new Salmon Arm store. As a part of the Askew’s team, you must possess excellent customer service skills and have an interest in and extensive knowledge of herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathies, and special diets. Product knowledge is essential. This is a permanent part time position. Visit our website at for more information on this position.

Salmon Arm Technician / Digital Printer Salmon Arm- -Prepress Prepress Technician / Digital Printer Design is anis asset but not A background backgroundininGraphic Graphic Design an asset butessential. not essential. Must be comfortable with and Must be comfortable with computers andcomputers multiple programs. multiple programs. of this position is Basic function of this Basic positionfunction is running various “Digital” running various “Digital” printers, Color, BlackThe and White printers, Color, Black and White and Wide format. successful and Wide will format. candidate be expected to work in all areas of the printshop. SalmonArm Arm/ Vernon / Vernon - Bindery and Press Salmon - Bindery and Press Room Room Apprentice. Apprentice – If you are mechanically and enjoy If you are mechanically inclined and enjoy inclined working with working with hands,ofand notdirty, afraid ofmay getting dirty, your hands, andyour not afraid getting this be your this may beforyour opportunity for the a new career. Learnfrom the opportunity a new career. Learn printing industry printing industry the ground up. from the ground up. Revelstoke - Customer Service Clerk Designer / Junior Revelstoke - Customer Service / Office/ Offi Clerkce/ Junior Designer – Must be a customer orientated, self starter, Must be a customer orientated, self starter, able to work alone. able workallalone. all basic offi ce printing skills. Must to posses basic Must office posses skills. Experience in the Experience in the printing industry and Knowledge of industry and Knowledge of Corel Draw, Indesign a definite asset Corel Indesign definite as well as doing as wellDraw, as doing binderyawork. We asset are willing to train the right bindery work. We are willing to train the right person with person with all the basic skills. all the basic skills. Salmon Arm / Vernon - Press Operator Salmon Arm / Vernon - Press Operator Experience with Heidelberg GTO an asset. Must be able to Experience with Heidelberg GTO an asset. Must be able to operate equipment. Knowledge of all of all operatecutters cuttersand andBindery Bindery equipment. Knowledge aspects ofofthe industry a must. aspects theprinting printing industry a must.


Health Products

Please email resume & references to: 2013applications@ SALMON ARM Taxi & limousine looking for driver, class 4 license. W/ clean abstract (250)832-2252 Fax (250)8324228 THE PARADISE MOTEL is now hiring all positions. Apply in person w/ resume to the Paradise Motel, Main St. Sicamous.

Statewhich whichPosition Position and and Salary State Salaryexpectations. expectations. SubmitALL ALLapplications applications (Resumes) (Resumes) bybyemail to to Submit emailonly only

Career Opportunities

“We’re having a baby!”

Enderby Pool Staff

Keep your baby safe in the car.

Enderby & District Recreation Services is currently accepting applications for the aquatic staff at the Enderby Pool. Successful candidates will possess current NLS and/ or WSI certification. First Aid, BCRPA Aquatic Fitness, and LSI certification is an asset. Applications must include resume and copies of all current certification held including expiration date. Applications will be accepted up to April 30, 2013. Compensation commensurate with certifications and experience. Please forward applications to: Manager of Recreation Services Enderby & District Recreation Services P.O. Box 1000, 700 Railway Street Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 or fax to 250-838-0123 or email to

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Merchandise for Sale

Esthetics Services

Misc Services


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


Canadian Firearms Safety Courses (PAL) Downstairs at Chase Legion PAL: April 27 & 28, 9am-? Cost $105 includes manual & exams Pre-registration required Call Ivan: (1-250)679-2758

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

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

Salmon Arm Computers We can fix your desk top computer, setup the operation system, get viruses out of your system, connect printer, install the drivers & hook up your new computer. For more info

Clayton (250)803-8925 or email

Handypersons HELPING HANDS to help you with LAWNS, GARDENS and YARDWORK. “Husband/Wife team.” Mowing, edging, trimming, blowing, washing, Dump runs. Have 25 years experience in painting interiors, exteriors, fences. Reasonable rates and free estimates! Jim or Gwen 250-803-0019


Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB SCRAP PAPPY Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Hunter Training Course (C.O.R.E.) Downstairs at Chase Legion CORE: May 4 & 5 9am-5pm Cost $140 includes manual, exams & BCWF Fee Pre-registration required Call Ivan: (1-250)679-2758

Fruit & Vegetables Apples 39¢/lb.

Misc. for Sale

Spartans, Macs, Goldens, Royal Galas & Granny Smith

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay A horse quality orchardgrass, 2nd crop $5 , & 1st crop $4 Al Fritzel (250)832-9070 1st Cut alfalfa grass, 2nd cut grass. No rain. Shed stored. $3/ 65lb bales. 250-307-8633 Excellent 2nd & 3rd crop, grass hay, nutrient analysis avail. 250-546-6158. GRASS/ALFALFA 1st crop $4.50, 2nd crop $6.25, last years hay $3.50, straw $4.00, oat hay $3.50. good for horses (250)832-4160 (250)803-8298 Shavings or sawdust 150 yard loads.Cedar or Fir.Bark mulch. Delivered. 1 (250)8386630

Livestock Computer Services

Merchandise for Sale

SET of heavy leather draft horse harnesses, brass studded c/w bridle & reins, very good shape $1000. open to reasonable offers (250)679-4660

Pets N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Firewood/Fuel WINTER is coming fill the woodshed early. We deliver Fir, Larch, Birch, Pine, Spruce. Shuswap Firewood Products (250)804-3216

Garage Sales MOVING SALE - APRIL 13 & 14. 1521 Canoe Beach Dr NE. Household items, furniture, toys, tools & equipment etc. Also Ford tractor and 2003 Dodge Neon. 9am - 4pm Moving sale Lots of Stuff 2591 4A ave SE 8am-1pm Sat April 13 Everything must go RANCHERO: 6456 Ranchero Dr. Sat/Sun, Apr.13/14, antique radio, furn., new & used household items, cement finishing & carpenter tools SORRENTO: 2847 Walsh Rd below TCH turn in to Hilltop Rd & follow signs, Sat. Apr13, 10-5. Art, household, etc. SUNNYBRAE Properties: Giant moving/garage sale, 3681 Braelyn Rd. Fri/Sat/Sun., Apr. 12/13/14, dining room set, 8 chairs, couch, loveseat, china tea cups. Rain or Shine

SPRING AUCTION Sunday, April 14, 12pm Visit: No Buyer Fee (250)835-2126

250-309-2751 Double Diamond Landscape Maintenance *Lawn maintenance *Garden care *Hedge and small tree pruning *Spring and Fall Clean up * Commercial sites. email Call Martin @250-309-2751

PANASONIC Flat Screen & corner TV stand $150. for all (250)832-1841

Financial Services

Financial Services

$200 & Under

Phone 250-833-1976 or 250-517-8087 GET READY FOR


SAGE XL fly rod, 9ft 8 weight with metal case $300 FENWICK XL fly rod, 9ft 6 weight, with reel,line and case. $125 Call 250-517-8087

HOME PHONE Reconnect Toll Free 1-866-287-1348. Cell phone accessories. Catalogue. Everyone welcome to shop online at: PORTABLE wood electric fire place 1400 watt, $100. 35 in Sanyo television $100. Round wood pedastal dining table c/w leaf and 4 chairs $200. Free spirit treadmill, good working cond, $100. 2 Wood stools, white legs $25. Computer desk $25. Contact 250-675-4413 or SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext 400OT 400OT

Excavating & Drainage

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

Merchandise for Sale


FRAMUS 5-string resonator banjo, mint condition with hard shell case.$350 6-STRING acoustic guitar, amazing volume and sound, beautiful wood, built in pickup, complete with hard shell case. $475 ALLAN and Heath 16 Channel mixer, high-end British built, lots of effects. $650


Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn

REIMER’S FARM SERVICE • Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

We Deliver

250-260-0110 or 804-3030

’s BARlMaSnALd S E F


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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale SPRING AUCTION Sunday, April 14, 12pm Visit: No Buyer Fee (250)835-2126 STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

Misc. Wanted COINS, Private Collector wanting to buy coins, tokens, medals. Canadian, US, Specialty Foreign. Collections, rolls, older bank bags of coins, special coins from safety deposit box, sets ect. Call Todd: 1-250-864-3521 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 Quarters. I will pay $1 each for older 25¢. Loose, rolls, bags, ect. I will consider other coins as well. 1-778-932-2316 RIMS for Toyota Corolla p185/65/R15 Noting fancy, for all seasons. 250-832-6765 WANTED: Starchoice Motorola DSR315 Satellite Receiver (250)832-6078 WANTED: Used kayak or small aluminum boat (250)517-8087

Musical Instruments FRAMUS 5-string resonator banjo, mint condition with hard shell case. $350 ALLAN and Heath 16 Channel mixer, high-end British built, lots of effects. $650

Phone 250-833-1976 or 250-517-8087

Plants /Nursery Spring clearance. Landscape trees, wholesale prices, Blue Spruce/Pine, 5-7 feet. Excellent privacy source or yard focus. Discount on 5 or more. Pick your tree now. Digging May 1st. Valley Tree Farm. 250-832-7742

Free Items FERAL CAT NEEDS HOME Young male, cute grey and white striped cat. Very sweet great mouser. Independant but can be trained otherwise. 250-833-4228 SWEET, young male cat, great mouser, independant (250)833-4228 WANTED Free Wedding decorations 250-835-2145

Real Estate For Sale By Owner SUNNYBRAE, 2 bdrm, den & loft. 5 appli., wood stove, private acreage, energy efficient home, unique, 2 blocks from lake. $388,000. 250-835-8236

Houses For Sale 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

Lots ANNOUNCING: Salmon Arm’s Newest Estate lot Subdivision. Green Emerald Estates is now taking reservations. Fee simple not a strata. Limited number available this year. 20th St. (Upper Lakeshore) at 45th Ave NE 250-833-5855

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Real Estate

Apt/Condo for Rent


2BDRM apt. ground floor in quiet building, adult oriented, avail. Now, on bus route, walk to DT & hospital, heat/hot water included, AC in suite, coin laundry, NS, NP, DD, $825/mo. (250)546-3066 (250)546-1970


Best rate 5yr-2.89%OAC

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


Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Townhouses SHUSWAP RIDGE - Quality Townhomes. 2 styles and a demo unit. Great location. 2751 15th Ave NE Near SAS and Askews. Call or text Dane. 1-250-808-2400

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BDRM. across from Askew’s DT, W/D, parking, Call Colin (1-604)858-8176 or Jeremy (1-250)253-2404 Avail now 1BDRM. apartment, close to down town, adults, NS, NP, references req.(250)833-6855 1BDRM apartment, downtown SA $650/month. Recently renovated, clean, bright unit. Parking, laundry. NS. NP. Quiet building, great location. Call Keith (250)832-6060 1BDRM, new 4-plex, private entrance, adults, quiet pet OK, Avail May 1, $800. 1070 1 St. SE 1 (250)833-2129

3BDRM SA.Reliable, responsible, working tenants. N/S, N/P. Washer/dryer, lge kitchen Above D/T business. Avail. now $900. (250)463-9777 BACHELOR ste downtwn Salmon Arm N/S, Sat TV util, coin lndry. $575. Call 604-835-4111 Bright 1&2BDRM close to DT NS NP Starting at $ 575/mo hot water incl (250)955-0774 Bright, spacious 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated. Includes F/S, DW, A/C, H/W & HEAT, NS, NP. Available May 1st $825/mo. (250)803-1694 DANBURY MANOR 791 Okanagan Ave. 2bdrm. $800. avail. May 1st, NS, NP, Call Robin (250)833-5458 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

Duplex / 4 Plex

2 Bdrm Apartment DT Brand New 160 Hudson 3Bdrm Basement suite in Enderby Sm Pet OK 250-549-6554

ADULT bright 4plex, 2bdrm., 1.5bath, front & back yard, covered carport, near amenities, avail May1, by appt. $750/mo. (250)832-1568

Pet Services

Pet Services

PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

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



HEAVY SNOW + BROKEN BRANCHES = BIG DISCOUNTS!! Up selected/damaged to off trees!!


All locally container grown: Spruce, Fir, Larch, Pine, Hemlock, Yew & Cedar!!

1051-60 St. SW, Salmon Arm, BC

By appointment only: (250) 804-4301

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, Salmon Wednesday,April April10, 10,2013 2013




Misc for Rent

Suites, Lower

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

BRIGHT, walk-in, 1-bedroom basement suite on Grandview Bench acreage, recently renovated, available May 1st. F/S, W/D, approx 1,000 sq ft, geothermal heating/AC, utilities included, satellite tv available, suitable for quiet individual or couple, non-smoking, no dogs (cat - maybe), large bathroom w in-floor heat. References required. $900.00/month Colleen or Tony @832-7216 (daytime) 832-7973 (eves/weekends)

Call AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

Mobile Homes & Pads DOUBLE wide, 3bdrm, lake view, modular in Blind Bay, lrg. covered deck, $995/mo + util. (250)675-3790 MUST SELL Older Mobile home in 55+ Park. New roof, siding, covered deck and car port. Inside: Well maintained furnace, new fridge, new floors, updated plumbing and electrical new hot water tank. Serious inquiries only $40,000 negotiable 250-835-1117

Homes for Rent 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath main floor. Close to SAS -Sullivan. F/S/D. Avail. May 1st. $1300 incl. utilities. 250 804 3876 BLIND BAY - 2bdrm. fantastic lakeview. N/S, N/P, 2 person 2 veh. max., all appl. $750/mo. + util., Avail May 1 (250)675-2124 Brand New bright, beautiful 3 bdrm 2 car garage great location $1500/mo.250-833-6188 COZY central 2bdrm, NS, $1000/mo. + utilities, (250)833-0310 GLENEDEN 2bdrm, with loft, own yard, F/S, NS, NP, garden, avail. now, $850/mo. + util. (250)832-6975 (250)8320218 NEWER 2000sq 5 bed: 2 bed upstairs; 3 bed down, 3 bath. Walking dist. to lake/beach. A/C, fridge, stove, 15min from town. $1450/mo. Sunnybrae. Avail now. No smoking. No pets preferred. 250-938-2941 email showing Sundays only NO YARD WORK! 3Bdrm Executive lakeview home W/ 2 BALCONIES 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. 250-832-3864

OfďŹ ce/Retail FOR LEASE: Goldpanner Restaurant Space Located @ Tappen Esso Effective May 5th 2013 for more infor or appointment contact Art at 250835-4585

Rooms for Rent Rooms for rent in Enderby. $375/mo plus DD No Pets 250-838-0587

Suites, Lower 1-bdrm bright, open, walk-out suite, full kitchen, w/d, incl util. 800 sq. ft. N/S, N/P. Avail. Apr. 1st. $800/mo. 250-833-4727 1BDRM. SA, close to DT, laundry, large yard, avail April 5, NS, NP, $700/mo. incl. utilitities plus DD (250)804-6289 1BDRM spacious daylight walking distance to DT, carport, priv. ent., alarm, cable, internet & util incl. NP, NS ref’s req’d $750/mo. (250)833-8588 1 bedroom. 1 person. Includes w/d, f/s, utilities, satellite. Nonsmoker. No pets. References. Near Field of Dreams. $625/month. 250-832- 8099. 1 Bedroom + Den Bsmt suite. Large, new suite near Bastion school. Generous room sizes. Daylight on one side. A/C. $850 incl utilities. NS (250) 517-9617. 2 BEDROOM level entry suite available in salmon arm .furnished if needed. small pet welcome . heat, hydro, cable, internet and laundry included in rent. close to downtown and would be perfect for contractors coming to town to work. $850/month. 250-833-4588 Beautiful 2bdrm daylight in newer home, Enderby, private entr & prkg, w/d, f/s, f/p, lawncare. N/S, n/p. Avail April 15 $850 incl utils. 250-550-4096 Brand New 2Bdrm Bright 1block to college, own laundry $900+util 250-833-2796 A31 A31

Townhouses BRIGHT 3BDRM Townhouse Close to Askews uptown near Rec Ctre Private deck 11/2 baths ns/np ref req’d, quiet long term tenants pref’d. $950/mo 250-832-3303

Want to Rent 65 yr old male needs 1Bdrm House/Cabin with yard, storage shed or garage. No Apt’s or Bsmt suites 250-463-5353

Daylight Bachelor Suite. Suitable for single person. Reno’d bathroom Close to town, college and bus route. F/S, W/D. Sep. parking and entrance. NO SMOKING. N/P, DD and ref’s req. $600/mo inc. util. and cable tv. Available now (250)833-5123


Auto Financing

Lakeview 2-bdrm ground level suite, avail. May 1 , walk to town, basic cable incl. util. extra. NS/NP, DD req’d, $800/mo. 250-832-6684 NEWLY renovated 1,100 sq.ft daylight basement suite, town & mall close. A real must see! $1,100/mo. incl. util. Available now. 1 250-833-8966 RANCHERO/Mellor’s Store area: 2bdrm. $750/mo. + utils. avail. now, NP, W/D/F/S & parking. (250)546-3717

Townhouses 2BDRM + den, 2.5bath, clean quiet end unit, garage, 6appl., gas f/p, close to all, NS, lease req’d, responsible individual $1200/mo.+util. (250)457-0011 2BDRM., downtown SA, W/D, F/S, DW, AC $825/mo., DD, NS, NP, ref’s req., avail.Immed (250)832-6991 3BDRM., 2bath, close to college 4appl., NS, pets neg. $1300/mo. (250)803-1960 BEAUTIFUL, 2 bdrm 1 bthrm townhome in Sorrento/Blind Bay. New f/s/w/d, 2 patios, dbl garage. Lake view. Walking dist to bank, groceries, drugstore. Suit retired couple or single. NS, NP. Call/text 250-8045366 lv msg. Avail May 1st $800. + util.

Houses For Sale

Trucks & Vans

Cars - Sports & Imports

2010 Ford F-350 4x4 turbo diesel, 15,000 miles, 6 pass cab., remote start, tow/haul switch, rear tailgate step, trailer mirrors, reverse sensing, free maintenance till Aug. 2015, sprayed cargo box, adj. gas & brake pedal. Lots of Extras. Asking $40,000. OBO Paul 250-832-6333

1994 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 V6 4WD ABS 5Spd manual w/low range 207km. All terrain Summers + 4 exc winter tires on rims. $3000 OBO 250-8320530 2003 VW Jetta, black, auto, sun roof, good tires & brakes, runs well $4500. obo (250)832-3391

Recreational/Sale 1973 Airstream Trailer $4250., Dometic 3CF 3way fridge $525 (250)832-6605 after 5pm 2006 33ft Colorado 5th Wheel. Dry weight 8756 lbs Class 5 license only. 3 slide outs. Full Queen bed, Dining table and 4 chairs. Hide-abed, heated FP, AC no pilot lights. Computer table, exterior shower, electric front jacks. asking $20,900 Call Paul 250-832-6333 2008 Cedar Creek 5th wheel trailer model 32TK 3 P/O, AC, FP, Wide screen, Dble pane tinted windows Skirt incl. $38,500 OBO 250-675-3569 5TH wheel trailer parts, like new, 5 rims + tires, power awning, 2RV toilets, rear carrier, folding stairs (250)8322359

Trucks & Vans

Suites, Upper 1Bdrm+Den 10 min to town bright $700 all util incl. 250835-4329 or 250-833-7761 HILLCREST: bright 2bdrm. main floor, NS, NP, 5appl., large deck & yard, $1100/mo. incl. util., avail May 1st, (250)833-7840 Renter/Caretaker - carriage hse near Enderby. N/S mature person. W/D Wifi incl. Resume req. $650. 1-250-546-6186


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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

1996 Ford F150, 4x4, lifted, 300, straight 6. 279000 kms. HD Custom Bumpers, Hitch front & back, some rust, great bush truck. Comes with snow tires. $2500 OBO. 250-515-1804 or 250-832-1804 2005 Dodge Caravan, 1owner, good cond.,162,000km, well optioned w/DVD $4500. (250)832-9874

Boats Cars - Domestic 2001 Buick Century Ltd, great cond., leather, loaded, all access. working, winter & summer tires incl. $3800. (250)832-3334 after 6pm 2006 Buick Lucerne CX only 35,000 km. as new cond. not driven in winter. Smooth quiet luxury. $12,000 or best offer. 250-832-8352 2006 Infiniti G35X Fully Loaded lots of extras 108,000kms Very clean good looking car $17,000 250-833-1081

Houses For Sale

HOME BUYING MADE EASY • New home on its own 50 X 100 lot • All landscaping c/w underground sprinklers • Concrete drive & walkway

14FT. aluminum boat, trailer & 7.5HP Mercury motor $1000. (250)955-2913 SAILBOAT, 19’ daysailer w/cabin, retractable keel, trailer, 4HP outboard $3500. obo (250)832-8462


Boats PONTOON boat, 16’x6’ w/trailer both pressure treated in ex. cond., 50HP Honda, Minnkota elec. motor, auto pilot, fish finder, GPS, downrigger, battery charger, storage cover $9400. (250)804-0261


Legal Notices DRAFT FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN Notice is hereby given that Buff Lumber Ltd. (Buff) has prepared a draft Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) for Forest Licence A89856 and A89857 (Okanagan Shuswap Timber Supply Area). This FSP is now available for public review. In accordance with the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), this FSP does not identify specific proposed roads and cutblocks but instead show larger geographic areas named Forest Development Units in which harvesting, road construction and other forest activities may occur within the 5 year period. Forest activities conducted within these units must be consistent with the results and strategies proposed and with government objectives for various forest resource values. The FSP will be publicly available for review and comment, by appointment, at the Buff Lumber office located at Box 78 Buff Road, Westwold, BC; from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday to Friday (excluding stat holidays) from April 2 to June 3, 2013. If an interested party is unable to review the Plan(s) during these times please contact us at the address below for alternate arrangements. Please contact Tim Cole at 250-377-7654 or 250-318-3196 to arrange an appointment time. In order to be considered, comments or concerns must be made in writing and either mailed, hand delivered (to Buff’s offce), or emailed ( by June 3, 2013. Please address comments to Tim Cole, RPF, PO Box 5030, Lac le Jeune, BC, V1S 1Y8

$1000 REWARD

for information leading to the recovery of a

2006 F350 4x4 Crewcab pick-up Blue/Silver bottom and a 2007 Arctic Cat 500 and a 2004 Polaris 500

($500 reward for truck and $250 each for ATV’s)

Last seen on Salmon River Road, March 31, 2013 Call:


No questions asked. Reward is cash

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.



2 Bedrm., 1 Bath Apartment 4 appliances, NS/NP. 7010 Black Road, Ranchero 2 Bedrm., 3.5 Bath Lakefront Townhouse 6 appl., NS/NP. #5 Celista Landing, Celista 2 Bedrm., Lakeview House N/S, N/P. Blind Bay 1 Bedrm., Basement Suite NS/NP. Salmon Arm









Merry Anderson 250-833-2799 MANAGING BROKER



THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)

FENCING SERVICES QUOTATION PROCESS School District No. 83 is advertising for interested parties to submit a quotation for Fencing Services for the 2013 School year. Quotation documents, addendums or corrections for this quote can be obtained from the School District No 83 Works Complex located at 5911 Auto Road SE., Salmon Arm, BC or downloaded from the School District website at Quotation process closes at 12:00 PM May 31, 2013. Further information can be obtained via email to



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Braby Motors...


us on

Spring Pre-Owned Sell Off 2011 Chrysler 200 S Hard Top Convertible

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X

• • • • •

Power hard top heated leather navigation Bluetooth, Never been registered • Has only 800kms.

Now $29,995

2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8

Was $43,995 U13-08

Now $36,995

Heated leather sunroof navigation 6.1L Hemi with 425HP • cold air intake


2010 Ford F-150 XLT Supercrew • • • • • •

• • • • •


3.5L V6 engine Power seat 18’ wheels Fog lights Boston accoustic speakers

• 5.7LHemi with MDS, • Air conditioning • CD player, • bug deflector, • spray-in boxliner • chrome fender flares, and mudflaps.


2011 RAM 1500 Sport Quad Cab • • • •

• Loaded with heated ventilated leather • Sunroof • Navigation • Bluetooth • Backup camera 13-125A

Now $39,995

2007 Dodge RAM 1500 Quad Cab SXT

Now $19,995

2011 Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab

5.4L Triton V8 Tow package, Air Cruise Tilt CD PLayer with AUX port


13 -72A

2010 Dodge Challenger SXT AWD

• • • •

Now $34,995

• Loaded longhorn • Birch Bark brown etched • Heated ventilated leather bucket seats • Sunroof • Backup camera • Navigation

• Heated leather • Panoramic Sunroof • 3.6 Pentastar V6

Was $44,595 11-237

2012 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab

Now $17,895 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus

Bucket seats Dual exhaust Bluetooth 20” wheels



• Stow-N-Go seats • Power second row windows • Rear heat & air • Aluminum wheels • Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Now $26,995 Now $37,995 Now $30,995 Now $19,995 2010 Dodge Journey R/T AWD • • • •

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser LX

Heated leather Sunroof Navigation 7 passenger



Now $25,995

2007 Buick Lucerne CX

• Only 61,000 Kms • Air conditiong • Cruise • Tilt • Power windows, locks & mirrors

Was $10,995

• • • • •

2011 Ram 3500 SLT Longbox Crew Cab

Very clean Air Cruise Tilt 69,000 Kms


• Diesel • Exhaust brake • Trailer brake control • Power seat 13-125A

Was $45,995

Now $9,995 Now $13,995 Now $39,995 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

Justin Braby Used Car Manager

Lisa Honcoop Business Manager

Brenda Andreas Business Manager

Don White Sales

Warren Inskip Sales

Steve Fabro Sales

Allan Martin Sales

Brooks Christensen Sales

www.brabymotors com

DL 5099

Chris Davis Sales Manager

1250 Trans Canada Highway SW, Salmon Arm • 250-832-8053 or 1-888-832-8053

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