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Double murder in Anglemont By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

The deaths of a 45-year-old woman and 15-yearold boy are now being investigated as a double murder. On April 30, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Chase RCMP were called to a residence in Anglemont, located 45 minutes east of Chase. Upon arrival, police located the bodies of the two people. “RCMP have confirmed they are investigating a homicide,” said Const. Lesley Smith, North District media relations officer. “The crime scene has been isolated to the residence and therefore the public is not believed to be at risk.” The residence is located on Greenwich Close Road in Anglemont and remains cordoned off behind police tape. Smith says the names of the two deceased have still not been released out of respect for the family. Police are not commenting on whether they have a suspect or a motive in the case. Residents of the area say a traffic roadblock was See No word on page A2

Crash claims two lives By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF


Going through the hoops

First Nations world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand dazzles the audience with his performance at the Sacred Circle 24 Hour Drum held noon Friday to noon Saturday at the Sullivan campus of Salmon Arm Secondary. For more images from the event, see page A37.

This week Rebecca Howard competes at the elite Badminton Horse Trials in England. See A21 for more. A Salmon Arm man pulls down his much talked-about treehouse in Whistler. See A18.

Two men, believed to be in their 20s, died Monday night in a fiery crash on the Trans-Canada Highway at Hoffman’s Bluff west of Chase. The Central Interior Traffic Services are continuing to investigate the head-on collision between a pick-up truck and a semi trailer that took place at 9:30 p.m. May 6. Chase and Kamloops RCMP, as well as fire and rescue crews from Pritchard and Chase, were called to the scene where witnesses reported a pick-up truck crossed the centre line. The truck drove head-on into a west-bound semi trailer which was transporting butter. See Rescuers on page A2

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Continued from front The pick-up truck then burst into flames, igniting the semi as well as some surrounding trees and brush. RCMP believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the collision. A male passenger was able to escape the

wreckage with minor injuries after being pulled from the truck by people at the scene. He is reported to have been taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for treatment of serious injuries Two men, the driver and a passenger of the pick-up truck, subsequently died in the fire. The driver of the

semi-truck suffered a broken leg and was transported to Shuswap Lake General Hospital for treatment. The Trans-Canada Highway was closed in both directions for approximately six hours, and has since reopened. The investigation is now being handled by the BC Coroners Service.

No word on suspect, motive Continued from front set up in both directions Tuesday, April 30 at approximately 5 p.m. at the Adams River Bridge with RCMP checking all drivers.

Police would not comment if that road check was related to this case. The South East District Major Crime Unit, RCMP Forensic Identification Services and the BC Coroner’s Ser-

vice continue to investigate the scene. “We are in the very early stages of this investigation and investigators are working to find out what happened inside the residence,” stated Smith.

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Duck walk A mama duck and her eight ducklings take a shortcut to Shuswap Lake through the parking lot at the Prestige Inn.


The search for a missing fisherman in the Salmon Arm area has officially been disbanded by RCMP and Shuswap Search and Rescue. The man has been identified at 59-yearold John Poole from Calgary. He was last heard from at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 when he text messaged his wife with a picture of himself near Copper Island. Poole’s family is now in contact with an Idaho couple who recently assisted with the recovery of the bodies of two teen boys from Nicola Lake near Merritt. Gene and Sandy Ralston volunteer their time and specialized sonar equipment to find


missing people in lakes. Poole was staying at his vacation home in Wild Rose Bay and was seen fishing on Tuesday morning. A neighbour looking out from a residence saw the boat out in choppy waters near noon, but could not see if anyone was on board. He later saw the boat on shore, but thought the operator might have just been waiting out bad weather or visiting a geo-cache site located nearby. At approximately 8 a.m. May 1, the man’s boat was found beached on the rocks by the same neighbour, who contacted police. The boat was in gear with the down riggers and fishing lines engaged. Shortly thereafter, the man’s wife called

Salmon Arm RCMP to report him missing. “When we boarded the boat, we found the man’s wallet, jacket and car keys, as well as some tools spread out. We also checked the home and nothing was amiss,” says Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane. Police do not believe Poole was wearing a life jacket. Last Wednesday, members of Shuswap Search and Rescue were out on the water and a helicopter was called in to assist with an aerial search of the region near Eagle Bay. By Thursday, however, the search had been scaled back before finally being called off.



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While this year’s Southern Interior Local Government Association convention was successful for Salmon Arm, it wasn’t entirely so for the District of Sicamous. Last week the City of Salmon Arm hosted 200 local government representatives, who were in town for the three-day convention. Held at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, the event provided an opportunity for members to discuss pressing issues of the day, pass related resolutions to go to the Union of BC Municipalities convention for wider support, and learn from numerous guest speakers including former Shuswap MLA George Abbott, B.C. Auditor General for Local Government Basia Ruta and former Vancouver Canuck Trevor Linden. But the event, organized and co-ordinated with the help of Salmon Arm council’s SILGA representative Chad Eliason and city staff, was also

an opportunity to showcase the city. There were 34 resolutions voted on during the convention. While Salmon Arm did not have any resolutions, the District of Sicamous had four, of which only two passed. Of the resolutions that didn’t succeed, the most surprising for Sicamous Mayor Darrell Trouton had to do with seasonal property owners not being covered under the province’s Disaster Financial Assistance. The resolution urges the province review this policy, “with a view to allowing all property owners regardless of principle or secondary occupancy, to qualify for DFA.” What was particularly surprising for Trouton was the sole person who spoke against this resolution, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Area E–Sicamous/Malakwa director Rhona Martin. Martin said she spoke against the resolution because the policy is the same elsewhere, including Alberta. She also noted B.C. wouldn’t have the money to cov-


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Question: If elected, what single project do you plan to achieve for the Shuswap during your term in office?

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Tom Birch responds... I am not so much focused on projects as I am on steady progress on all issues. For example, the TCH needs to be upgraded. We have known this for 20 years and it won’t be solved quickly. This is a priority for me but it will be ongoing throughout the term. I will work on all the issues: jobs; Chris George responds... I would work hard to see SLIPP granted permanent funding and to have their mandate expanded to cover the entire Shuswap watershed, from Kamloops to Sugar Lake and from Salmon Arm to the end of the Adams, Seymour and Anstey drainages. We must protect the integrity of our lake to protect property valSteve Gunner responds... While being an MLA can never be about promoting one single project, my passion has always been agriculture. As an organic poultry farmer I know just how much government policy can affect one’s ability to be successful. The BC Liberal changes to meat inspection regulations nearly put us out of business.

the highway upgrade; protecting lake water quality. I will also work on provincial issues that impact all ridings like health care and education. Very few things that an MLA does are solved quickly and so do not lend themselves to being projects. 


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A thriving agricultural sector in the Shuswap benefits everyone. Whether it is through increased commerce, access to high-quality produce or the security of being able to feed ourselves locally, the promotion of sustainable agriculture as part of a vibrant economy will be one of my top priorities as your MLA.

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If elected MLA for the Shuswap, I plan to focus on supporting the efforts to open the Downtown Community Campus branch of Okanagan College in Salmon Arm. The campus would provide a number of economic benefits for the Shuswap by attracting students who will remain in Salmon Arm throughout the winter months,

supporting local industry during slower periods. In addition, the residence space will provide more tourism capacity during the busy summer months. Increased population within Salmon Arm and the surrounding area will provide a larger ridership for possible transit expansion, making the area more accessible for those in the surrounding areas.

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Ask would-be MLAs How are you? How ya doing? People ask this question of each other often. They’re not referring just to physical health nor is it a question about financial standing. It’s a question about well-being, general well-being. While it may be rare that the person asking is really looking for a true and detailed response to the question, it is a way that we humans check in with each other. We all know how important well-being and happiness is. In the thick of an election campaign, we hear everything – but nothing – about well-being. Some politicians, for instance, speak with fervour about pipelines and tankers, about how the only salvation for our province and our families lies in frenetic fracking and oil-sodden sand. Yet this promise of jobs, and the projects’ inherent and substantial financial gain for the relative few in control of such endeavours, does not speak to the costs of such jobs – to overall well-being and happiness. Mark Anielski, an economics professor at the University of Alberta and the author of the Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, returned to Salmon Arm recently for his second visit in five years. As an economist, he works with communities, businesses and governments to help them assess, measure and manage their genuine wealth – the things, he explains, that matter most to well-being, to quality of life and to sustainability. He has long talked about the need for countries and communities to have balance sheets, where both assets and liabilities are tallied. Instead, the full picture is rarely considered. While in Salmon Arm, he spoke about how more places around the world are making well-being central to their goals and plans. In his book, he refers to Bhutan, which has been measuring gross national happiness, not gross national product, since the 1970s. He noted that people have a common yearning for happiness, for complete well-being of body, mind and spirit. He just returned from Tahiti, where that country’s leaders are embracing the concept of building genuine wealth, in order to help inspire youth to dream a new dream for their country. He also recently completed a well-being audit for Leduc, Alberta. Anielski spoke of his admiration for Robert Kennedy and his critical view of an economic system based on GNP. He quoted Kennedy, who said, “Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play... It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” Anielski noted that the U.S. debt is now $57 trillion. “It can’t be repaid through the GDP (gross domestic product). It’s a bizarre system and we created it.” At this time when British Columbians are being wooed by would-be politicians, he says he would like to know whether candidates have a platform based on an economy of well-being. Excellent idea. Our system of continued growth with finite resources is definitely not translating into increased well-being for the majority of its citizens.

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Health care a top priority for region It’s no surprise that the issue of health care and physician access came up at the Salmon Arm, Sorrento, Enderby and Armstrong all-candidates forums. “The delivery of health care in the rural area is abysmal,” said Armstrong resident and former mayor Jerry Oglow at Wednesday’s forum. Residents are forced to travel to bigger centres like Vernon and Salmon Arm to seek medical attention. While there, many are buying prescriptions, groceries and spending their dollars in other communities. And that’s driving commerce out of the smaller centres. Therefore the suggestion of utilizing nurse practitioners is one many candidates agree on. There has also been the suggestion that more

preventative measures need to be taken to take the burden off the health care system. People who eat better and exercise regularly are healthier, therefore don’t need to visit the doctor as often. So everyone can agree that something needs to be done, and there are some realistic suggestions on the table. Whoever gets elected will need to take such suggestions (whether they are their own, their fellow candidates’ or the citizens’) and make them a reality. It’s evident through these recent forums that health care is a top priority among many Shuswap residents. Therefore the elected official needs to make it their top priority as well. – Vernon Morning Star

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The Observer asked: What do you love about your mother?

Ava Ruckle “She cuddles me.”

Marcus Abramzik “She is both caring and pragmatic ... with a real head on her shoulders.”

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‘Slippery Dix’ could Skipped meeting speaks volumes spell fiscal ruin Polls continue to suggest an NDP government. All we can wish for is a miracle to intervene and save the province. I said, the NDP would have spent $2 billion, referring to the money pledged to union contracts, if Dix was elected. I feel silly for misleading the readers, I wish to correct my error. Six billion dollars of new spending, is now the target. I did not think, that Dix would talk only about the $4 billion he was going to spend, before he gets elected as his election platform. “Slippery Dix” scores again. Clark had nothing over this guy, he was easy on us, collecting a messily $500 million in the first six months of his reign, spreading over 18 months before it reached $1.6 billion in new taxes. I hope all the folks that invited the Devil to the party, have saved up for this event. If Dix gets his way, with the letters sent out to business owners

who donated to the Liberals, he could cash in big time and save you a bucket of money. The letter gets to the point, it shows the total balance of dollars, that the business donated to the Liberals over several years. It then asks for a $5,000 donation, before the election, “as a commitment” to a balanced government. (your stomach turning yet?) Under this current political environment, some might take that as a form of extortion or bribery. Rather a slippery move if you ask me. I guess, we really shouldn’t expect anything less. But seriously, how much more ignorant can a politician get? The Dix arrogance will slither to the bitter end, along with the open tap of money squandering and giveaways. Hope you all have “biggy piggy” banks, you will need them!!! Bryon Every

When corporations rule Two news items struck me recently: Latest polls showing that the NDP is slipping in its lead. Pipeline giants spending mega bucks to promote pipelines across B.C. on TV. I wonder if these two things are connected? If so, it shows that the general public has not learned to think independently yet. Here we are going to be supporting pipelines and tanker traffic with our tax dollars, which could be redirected to promote sustainable energy. The cost to the taxpayers of a spill cleanup will be massive. Too bad an honest politician

gets penalized for having a good idea. But of course, in the old days, people with new ideas (Earth is not flat, Earth turns around the sun) were threatened with death and, at the very least, excommunication by the Catholic church. Today’s version (corporations) of the Church of Rome pay for ads with mega bucks and destroy careers and democracy. If we don’t learn from the lessons of history, we are bound to repeat the mistakes. Holy Inquisition cannot be far behind! Eva Lyman

Given the revelations regarding his involvement in the Old Town Bay project in 2007, one can understand why Mr. Kyllo might be uncomfortable at a forum on the environment spon-

sored by SEAS et al. Surely the excuse that he doesn’t have time to prepare for forums sponsored by special interest groups does not speak well of his ability to serve as our MLA, nor is it true.

He does attend forums sponsored by the chambers of commerce which are by any meaning of that phrase “special interest groups.” Howard Brown

Citizen pleased with election slate The all-candidates meeting at the Seniors Centre on Monday, April 29 was well worth attending. All three candidates (Gunner, NDP; Birch, Conservative; George, Green) were not only knowledgeable about the environment, they were also passionate about protecting it. Their passion,

however, did not override their logic and keen sense of business. If any of these three were to represent me in Victoria I would truly feel represented. I just wish we had proportional representation or single transferrable voting. Proportional voting could bring us more than one candidate. I

encourage others to attend the remaining all-candidates meetings so you can see for yourselves what wonderful candidates we have running to represent us. Greg Kyllo, from the BC Liberals, was absent on Monday. Joanne Lovall

Conservative voters should unite Something to think about. If Conservatives vote Liberal or NDP in the coming provincial election, it will be the death knell for B.C. – in my opinion. B.C. just cannot support any more negative government input such as it has had since 1991. If so, businesses will continue to fail and people will continue to move out of B.C.

Since moving to B.C. 20 years ago, the province has gone downhill drastically and people have left for greener fields. The saying was and still may be prevalent: “Would the last one to leave please turn out the lights.” Finally, we have a sensible and responsible party that cares for the people and is able and ready to bring B.C. back to where it

should be and to what it can be – the greatest province in Canada. Over 45 per cent of Conservatives in B.C. vote for the federal Conservatives. People, wake up and smell the roses. It is now indeed time for all Conservatives to get their act together. United we stand – divided we fall. Just sayin’! Mildred Lybeck

Dix put money on the wrong issues Earth calling Adrian Dix. Can you hear me or have you tuned out undecided voters? I bet you would have a 20 per cent lead in the polls if you had promised British Columbians nothing more than an open honest government. Your grandiose schemes – the ones Ms. Clark is claiming will bankrupt the province – should have been put on hold. The voters would have sup-

ported you anyway. Most of us are tired of listening to the selfserving repetitive rhetoric of our desperate fact-twisting premier. But her message slithers into the dark corners of the mind. Deepseated fears of a four-year freespending socialist debacle are unconsciously aroused. You could have said your platform was an outline of what the NDP would like to do, but you

would have to first look at BC’s financial books to see which programs are currently affordable. Emphasizing fiscal prudence would have made it a lot easier for some of us to vote for your party. If you end up losing this election at least you will know who to blame: that disappointed guy in your bathroom mirror. Lloyd Atkins

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Gwyn Morgan I’m concerned that many British Columbians are more focused on “change” for the sake of change rather than electing the party most likely to foster job creation and financial stability. Our province’s resource endowment has always been a mainstay of both jobs and the generation of revenues needed to fund social programs. From what I have seen and heard, an NDP government would rev up spending while stymieing resource development through endless environmental reviews and or by just saying “no,” driving investment to other provinces and other countries. We need new mines and gas fields, pipelines, refineries, ports and processing plants to replace jobs lost by tech change and by events like the pine beetle ca-

tastrophe. Economic development and the protection of the environment are not mutually exclusive. Yes, we must be good stewards of our beautiful province, but we do have the technology to move the economy forward in an environmentally responsible manner. Saying no to new projects will mean job losses for the currently employed and no opportunity for young people looking to join the work force. We also need to focus on balancing the provincial budget, rather than taking money away from social programs to fund rising interest costs. Forty years of experience in business has taught me that too much debt is crippling. It scares me that the NDP have rolled out billions of dollars

in new spending during this campaign, and their “every dollar is accounted for” rhetoric just isn’t credible because their anti-development attitude will reduce revenue at the same time as spending rises. There is truth to the adage, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The NDP came to power in 1991 and governed the rest of that decade. Investment dried up and economic growth trailed the rest of Canada. A low point came when the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce thanked the B.C. government for driving growth investment in Alberta. Glenn Clark’s 19961999 tenure was arguably the most disastrous for B.C. and with Adrian Dix, Premier Clark’s former chief of staff leading the province, I’d be very worried about history repeating itself. It took many years for the Liberals to repair the

damage. During their time in government, North America suffered through a major recession and yet we now have a triple-A credit rating, higher than the U.S. government, allowing B.C. taxpayers the lowest possible interest rates Have the Liberals done everything right? Certainly not. The introduction of the HST by the Campbell government was badly handled. There have been other gaffes and illthought-out policies. And while there is a natural inclination for people to vote to change long governing parties, it’s important not to let the NDP sleepwalk to victory without thinking about which party is likely to create jobs and not burden today’s young people with a mountain of debt. I’m not asking that you agree with me, only that you think through the full consequences of your choice carefully.


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Corey Sigvaldason, General Manager, and the Board of Directors of Community Futures Shuswap would like to welcome Andrew Klingel to the team. Andrew brings with him a strong background in training and entrepreneurship both in business and as an instructor for Okanagan College and has extensive experience with start-ups he has been personally involved with. His positive attitude, background and experience will be a great addition to the team here. We also want to thank Mike Boudreau for his contributions to the organization. As many know, he was a contributor to the Shuswap Launch-APreneur competition the past few years and as an Entrepreneur in Residence here at Community Futures and Accelerate Shuswap where he mentored many clients during his tenure. The board and staff wish Mike well in his future ventures.

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A covered wagon with four visitors from Winnipeg was camped at the city park. The visitors were looking for a location to farm. They were delighted with the district and hoped to settle here. The Girl Guides and Brownies were visited by the Guide field secretary from Toronto. She inspected the companies in St. John’s Hall where Miss Bjorkmann, Guide captain, and Mrs. W.S. Ackroyd, Brown Owl, were in charge. A prize for perfect attendance was presented to Patrol Leader Doris McEwan.

By Barb Brouwer


75 years

Salmon Arm has been a small town with a big heart for a very long time. When the Canadian Cancer Society was formed in 1938, the first branch office opened here. President of the Girl’s Hospital Aid at the time, the late Senia Howard opened the office and took on the role of branch president. “It just sort of dropped in my lap,” said Howard, when she was honoured in 1988 for her long and dedicated service – service that included a decade as campaign chair for the whole area. As she accepted a silver tray in a ceremony commemorating 50 years of service to the Canadian Cancer Society, Howard spoke of the importance of education, but was quick to note the society does a lot more. That spirit of service continues in Salmon Arm today, where current branch president Terry Jobe lists some of the services provided – free wigs, many made with hair donated by local hair salons, a cancer support group facilitated by Tovie Green and a group relaxation led by Nina Dickins. “We’re a referral service; we find information for people, steer them in the right direction, provide financial support for those that can’t afford to travel and get accommodations,” Jobe says, noting some 23 volunteers handle in-memoriam and


A Haney man was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $100 for hoarding sugar and having a ration book which didn’t belong to him. The Observer ran several recipes for stretching the meat ration. It was the first week of meat rationing. Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Reed received word that their son, Lieut. Ken Reed, had arrived safely overseas.


Apple shipments from Salmon Arm’s 1952 crop totalled 148 carloads. One hundred and four carloads went to the domestic market, 14 carloads to the United States and 30 were shipped to the processors. Forty-eight students graduated from Salmon Arm Junior Senior High School.


Don Wright was named chairman and R.C. Freeze secretary of an organization to be know as the Salmon River Development Committee. It was to function under the Agricultural Rehabilitation and Development Act to provide flood control and irrigation facilities on the Salmon River. A modern six-suite apartment block was to be built on the former site of the First United Church, opposite the cenotaph. Total cost for the project was estimated to be $35,000.

other donations, help with mammography clinics and host special events such as the Relay For Life. “We have Service and support: Dignitartremendous volunteers ies and volunteers, including Okanagan-Shuswap who run the office and help with special events MP Colin Mayes and CCS Salmon Arm branch and we have monthly meet- president Terry Jobe, centre, officially started the ings, sometimes with guest Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Month speakers to increase our to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. knowledge.” Jobe is quick to point out ing to support and nurture their own battle with cancer that only six per cent of what and love me.” would be to go to the Canais raised goes to administraCameron says she had dian Cancer Society unit in tion in Kelowna. many questions and volun- the Shuswap Park Mall and “We don’t know the exact teer Brenda Kurtz took her enlist the help of the volunamount, but what we need, under her wing, guided her teer support army and the we get,” Jobe says, noting and made her feel that she services they help provide. that she has a good reason shouldn’t be afraid. “I wasn’t gonna come to for taking on the “Whatever I the support group because role of president. was afraid of, I when you hear the word can“For me it’s a could ask ques- cer, all you want to do is hide, personal thing, tions. Brenda crawl into that hole, not talk it’s pay back was awesome about it, not say anything time,” she says. and we could to anyone because you’re “I was newly share whatever afraid of the unknown,” she retired and got we wanted,” she says, noting the relaxation breast cancer, says. “Even now, and visualization group was and was blown when I walk in also tremendously helpful. Senia away with the here, when I go “That was really imporHoward way I was treated to the back room tant because your mind goes by everyone, esI feel that extra into a non-stop fit and it’s pecially going energy, that em- hard to relax, but it has been through radiation.” powerment,” she says, not- proven that if you can relax, At the local unit to discuss ing the local support group the T-cells in your immune Relay For Life, cancer sur- became an integral part of system work better.” vivor Alvina Cameron also her treatment. And the work that Salmon raves about the Salmon Arm “There were three oth- Arm volunteers perform branch. ers going through the same ranks high in the regional of“They were my inspira- type of regime, a lady two fices of the Canadian Cancer tion and they empowered chemos ahead of me, and an- Society. me through my treatments,” other one behind,” Cameron “They are one of the stronsays Alvina Cameron, who says. “And I could tell by the gest volunteer units in this is an avid supporter and fun- lady ahead of me what I was region for increasing their draiser of, and participant, in going to experience – it was reach and for letting people the annual Relay For Life. a three-person support sys- know that we are here to “Walking into this office, I tem.” help,” says regional director just felt safe and I felt there Cameron’s advice to any- Sally Ginter. “They truly are were people who were go- one who might be facing the ambassadors.”

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Sturgis North goes to Merritt By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

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Moving on: Sturgis North, held in Salmon Arm in 2011, is heading to Merritt.

Sturgis North is heading west. In a press release posted to its website Monday, May 13, the Sturgis North Motorcycle Jamboree and Music Festival 2013 has confirmed that it’s moving to Merritt, with the

event set for Aug. 22 to 25. The site chosen will be the original Merritt Mountain Music Festival site in the Nicola Valley, just outside the city. “The site offers three stages, on-site parking for your bike and a great setting along the beautiful river,” states the release, also promising a camping area alongside the Clear-

water River, as well as a shuttle service to and from town. The release states that the event will feature the Third Annual Sturgis North Burnout, the Second Annual Cabbage Patch Wrestling Match plus the first Supernova’s Battle of the Bands, as well as classic rockers Jerry Doucette and Sweeney Todd.

“New this year we are adding some country artists on Sunday in conjunction with the City of Merritt, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Walk of Stars.” Some creditors remain unpaid from the 2011 and 2012 events. Sturgis North officials have not returned recent emails or calls from the Observer.

City News and Public Notices Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chamber of the City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. 1. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: Rezone Lot 16, Section 7, Township 20, Range 9, W6M, KDYD, Plan 1230 from A-2 (Rural Holding Zone) to M-2 (Light Industrial Zone) Civic Address: 3701 – 20 Avenue SE Location: north side of 20 Avenue SE, midway between 30 Street SE and Shuswap Regional Airport Present Use: Vacant Proposed Use: Light Industrial Owners / Applicant: BFM Holdings Ltd (M. Melin) Reference: ZON.989/ Bylaw No. 3970 2. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2303: Rezone Lot 7, Section 18, Township 20, Range 9, W6M, KDYD, Plan KAP76905 from R-1 (Single Family Residential Zone) to R-8 (Single Family / Secondary Suite Residential Zone) Civic Address: 730 – 37 Street SE Location: Little Mountain Subdivision Present Use: Single Family Dwelling Proposed Use: Single Family Dwelling with Secondary Suite Owners / Applicant: P. & V. Hoops Reference: ZON-987/ Bylaw No. 3967 3. A) Proposed Amendment to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4000: 1. Map 4.1 (Urban Containment Boundary): Include Lot B, Plan 24221, Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD within the Urban Containment Boundary; 2. Map 8.1 (Residential Development Areas): Include Lot B, Plan 24221, Section 12, Township 20, Range 10,W6M, KDYD within Residential Development Area “A”; and 3. Map A-1 (Land Use): Redesignate Lot B, Plan 24221, Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD from AR (Acreage Reserve) to LR (Low Density Residential). B) Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: Rezone Lot B, Plan 24221, Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD from A-2 (Rural Holding Zone) to R-1 (Single Family Residential Zone) Civic Address: 1400 – 20 Street SE Location: east side of 20 Street SE, immediately south of Hillcrest Elementary School Present Use: Rural with a Single Family Dwelling Proposed Use: Residential Subdivision Owners / Applicant: R. & N. McKibbon / Browne Johnson Land Surveyors Reference: OCP4000-8/ Bylaw No. 3971 and ZON-982/ Bylaw No. 3972 4. A) Proposed Amendment to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4000: 1. Map 4.1 (Urban Containment Boundary): Include a portion of Lot A, Plan 22344, except Plans KAP53247 & KAP89781, Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD within the Urban Containment Boundary; 2. Map 8.1 (Residential Development Areas): Include a portion of Lot A, Plan 22344, except Plans KAP53247 & KAP89781, Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD within Residential Development Area ‘A’; and 3. Map A-1 (Land Use): Redesignate a portion of Lot A, Plan 22344, except Plans KAP53247 & KAP89781, Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD from AR (Acreage Reserve) to LR (Low Density Residential). B) Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: Rezone a portion of Lot A, Plan 22344, except Plans KAP53247 & KAP89781, Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD from A-3 (Small Holding) to R-1 (Single Family Residential). Civic Address: 2310 – 10 Avenue SE Location: south side of 10 Avenue SE, six parcels east of 20 Street SE Present Use: Rural with a Single Family Dwelling Proposed Use: Residential Subdivision Owners / Applicant: E. Belway & K. Appeldoorn &J. Grieve & A. Evans / Browne Johnson Land Surveyors Reference: OCP4000-9/ Bylaw No. 3973 and ZON.983/ Bylaw No. 3974

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Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A jet boat stolen from Salmon Arm has since been recovered in Lumby, stripped of valuable equipment including its motor. At approximately 2 a.m., on April 24, po-

lice received a report of a theft in progress. A witness reported seeing two men break into Gibbons Motor Toys compound, and drive away with a new boat. Stolen was a

Kingfisher jet boat and trailer with an approximate vale of $40,000. Police received descriptions of the persons and vehicle involved in the theft. The vehicle used in

the theft was described as an early 90’s model burgundy Chev extended cab pickup. Police believe this vehicle had earlier been stolen from the industrial park in Salmon Arm,

and is as yet unrecovered. Police continue to investigate this matter. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Salmon Arm detachment at 250-832-6044.

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5. A) Proposed Amendment to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4000: 1. Map 4.1 (Urban Containment Boundary): Include a portion of the East ½ of the Northwest ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, except Plans 22344 and EPP23341 within the Urban Containment Boundary; 2. Map 8.1 (Residential Development Areas): Include a portion of the East ½ of the Northwest ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, except Plans 22344 and EPP23341 within Residential Development Area ‘A’; and 3. Map A-1 (Land Use): Redesignate a portion of the East ½ of the Northwest ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, except Plans 22344 and EPP23341 from AR (Acreage Reserve) to LR (Low Density Residential). B) Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: Rezone a portion of the East ½ of the Northwest ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section12, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, except Plans 22344 and EPP23341 from A-3 (Small Holding) to R-1 (Single Family Residential). Civic Address: 2450– 10 Avenue SE Location: South side of 10 Avenue SE, south end of 24 Street SE Present Use: Rural and Vacant Proposed Use: Residential Subdivision Owners / Applicant: 0695662 BC Ltd. (G. Massier)/Browne Johnson Land Surveyors Reference: OCP4000-10/ Bylaw No. 3975 and ZON.984/ Bylaw No. 3976 Official Community Plan Amendments

Zoning Bylaw Amendments

The files for the proposed bylaws are available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays from April 29 to May 13, 2013, both inclusive, in the office of the Corporate Officer at the City of Salmon Arm, 500 - 2 Avenue NE. THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR INTEREST AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED BYLAWS ARE URGED TO REVIEW THE FILES AVAILABLE IN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT (OR TELEPHONE 803-4000) TO OBTAIN THE FACTS OF THE PROPOSALS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING. Corey Paiement, Corporate Officer

PUBLIC NOTICE - BEER GARDEN PERMITS The public is reminded that all requests for Beer Garden Permits must be made to the Chairman of the Committee to Approve Public Events (C.A.P.E.). Requests must be received prior to 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, for the 2013 season.

City of Salmon Arm Attention: Bylaw Enforcement Officer 500 – 2 Avenue NE, Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Fax: 250-803-4041

Remember, if you are planning to host a beer garden, you must have your permit request submitted prior to May 10, 2013. For more information call 250-803-4000


Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

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Kittens in need The Shuswap SPCA is currently overflowing with kittens, including Taco, who was 10 days old in this photo. There are a total of 54 kittens, 28 of which were born at the shelter over the past two weeks. The SPCA is appealing for donations including wet Science Diet kitten food, wet cat food, small cat toys, paper towel, garbage bags, ecofriendly dish soap and laundry soap. As well, the shelter’s washing machine recently broke down and they are in need of a replacement. If you can offer help, visit the shelter at 5850 Auto Road or call 250-832-7376. viKtoria HaacK pHoto

City misses carbon target By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

Unable to meet the 2012 target, the city will continue to strive towards carbon neutrality without the help of the Pacific Carbon Trust. The city has released its final report for 2012 required as a signatory to the B.C. government’s climate action charter – Salmon Arm was one of 133 municipalities pledging in 2008 to become carbon neutral (achieving zero carbon emissions through reduction and/or the purchase of offsets) by 2012. According to the city staff report, Salmon Arm did not achieve this goal. Regardless, city development services director Kevin Pearson recommended the city continue its progression towards carbon neutrality. Two projects that will help in this endeavour are the construction of 395 metres of new sidewalk and the boiler replacement at the SASCU Recreation Centre. “Greenways is another thing that

the city is invested in,” said Pearson. “Those are just examples of some of the ways the city has moved towards carbon neutrality. The other option is for the city to purchase carbon offset credits from Pacific Carbon Trust and the CSRD, so that is an option too, but it’s not the recommended one.” To have become carbon neutral by the voluntary 2012 deadline, the city would have to had purchased enough credits to offset 1,944 tons of CO2 emissions. This would have cost Salmon Arm $31,590. “What it looks to me like is you can buy carbon offsets for $31,590, but you’re no better off if you do than if you don’t. So why would you want to buy one?” asked Coun. Alan Harrison. City administrator Carl Bannister noted how there’s currently a lot of debate regarding carbon offsets and said it’s wise to take a “wait-andsee” approach.

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Recycling nets long-term payoff By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

The more the merrier – and healthier and cheaper and more efficient. Carmen Fennell, waste reduction coordinator for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, told the annual general meeting of Downtown Salmon Arm that it is urgent that more people, including businesses, recycle. She pointed out that when the CSRD did a waste composition study on the Salmon Arm landfill, it showed that more than 50 per cent of what’s going into it could be kept out. The study showed 30 per cent of waste is organic material, 22 per cent is paper and eight per cent, plastic. “It is shocking to me – it’s probably shocking to you, too,” she told the meeting. The Salmon Arm landfill is estimated to have about 40 years of life left. “In my mind 40 years is not a long time,” Fennell said, explaining that recycling is funded completely through taxation, while landfill operations come from tipping fees. Last year, $1.2 million was generated by recycling, but it actually cost the regional district $1.8 million. To build a new landfill would cost $12 million, closing the existing one would be $7 million,

and $3.5 million would have to be kept in a reserve fund to look after the closed site over the next 25 years. “What all this means is there is a heck of a lot of money to be spent in 40 years,” she said, adding that the problem is, with the recycling shortfall, no money is being put aside for a new landfill. She said she’d like to impart a sense of urgency, because “it’s a

“It’s the ease…,” remarked Fennell. “If you’ve got it, you’ll use it. If you don’t, you won’t.” She said the CSRD would like to provide education on recycling for businesses, and she will also be monitoring what’s going into the landfill. Later on, penalties and fines will be introduced for those who don’t comply. Fennell said she will visit businesses who are interested and go through their garbage, to determine if they can make improvements. The final stage, she

said, will be working with the chamber of commerce to hand out community sustainability awards. Currently the city’s recycling program covers only residences, but it is the CSRD’s hope, that it will be extended to businesses. At the moment, businesses must sign up for a private contract with a recycling company. “Economies of scale make these programs happen, and it’s the convenience factor.” If you wish to contact Fennell, call 250-8335936.


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big problem and it’s not that far off. What we are working towards is a zero-waste philosophy as that can extend the life of the landfill…” Last year about seven tons of recyclables went to the recycling depot in Salmon Arm while another seven were collected by curbside recycling. Although it was thought the need for the depot would be reduced with the curbside program, only about 13 per cent less is going to green bins – meaning more people in total are recycling.

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The Organizers of Shuswap Launch-a-Preneur 2013 would like to thank the following for their support: 2SMALL2C Accelerate Shuswap Acorn Music ADAM Integrated Industries Ltd. Argyle Business Services Ltd. Armstrong Regional Coop Barley Station Brew Pub Bawtree Software Benieta Bookkeeping and Accounting Brooke Jackson Downs Canadian Youth Business Foundation Canoe Creek Golf Course Cathy Ingebrigston Drew Lee-Hai & Associates EZ Rock Faster then Light Computing Finch & Co. Forsite H & R Block Hucul Printing


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Special thanks as well to the volunteer mentors and the community for its ongoing support!

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Hi – this is Ian Gray. I am the Sales Manager here at Salmon Arm GM. I wanted to share the news with you that after 33 years of fantastic service, Don Streight has retired. I know over the years many of you have become much more than customers to Don and the dealership, you have become good friends. With Don retiring I wanted to let you know that we want to continue serving you in any way possible. I know that on Don’s last day, his biggest concern was having his friends (clients) well looked after. I promised Don I would personally do my best to help each and every one of you. It is with this promise in mind to Don that I am writing you today and inviting you to please stop by and ask for me – I would love to hear your favourite story that involved Don. Sincerely, –

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Businesses reduce waste by composting By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

Salmon Arm businesses have taken big step towards what might be the next big move in waste reduction. With a successful curbside recycling program in place, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District has initiated a study into the feasibility of “diverting residential and commercial food waste” with a composting program. However, several business have already begun doing it themselves. Composting stations have been set up at Table 24, McDonalds, Okanagan College and in the inner core parking lot to accommodate downtown businesses. “This is a huge step in our solid waste management plan moving towards zero waste,” says CSRD waste reduction facilitator Car-

men Fennell in a news relese. “These businesses took the initiative of managing a huge portion of their waste in a totally sustainable manner.” Collected commercial food waste will be composted at Spa Hills Farm, which can take everything from dairy to meat products, and even soiled paper napkins, which don’t ordinarily go in backyard composters says Fennell. In a recent presentation to Salmon Arm council, Downtown Salmon Arm general manager Joanne Mason said many of the downtown businesses participating in the program are doing so at a cost. “The cost of garbage is expensive, and some of them have taken a huge step forward and biting the financial bullet to make sure their waste is not going to the landfill,” said Ma-

son, “but rather, being organically composted, and I think those businesses should be applauded.” Anyone wanting to reduce what they send to landfill and needing information may contact Fennell at 250-8328194.

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Most people were interested in buying egg-laying breeds. Enderby farmer Herman Drescher said people are less confident in what’s available in stores and have turned to raising their own chickens so they know exactly what they’re getting. “People are educating themselves on it and we’re just helping them along,” Fairweather said. Kyle Foisy of Vavenby said he brought 150 birds and was down to less than half after an hour. This was the first time he has ever participated in such an event, being new to the chicken business. “It’s a great thing to get together and have everyone display what they have,” Kyle said. Although egg-laying breeds were most popular, there were also specialty birds for poultry shows and fertilized hatching eggs for sale. Fairweather also had breeds brought in from the U.S., some of which are new to Canada. Fairweather says they plan on having up to three chicken swaps a year, based on the success of this event.


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Salmon Arm’s Joel Allen believes in stories — and he knows all good stories need an ending. The HemLoft, a uniquely beautiful oval structure resting high in a tree on Crown land gained world-wide attention when it was revealed in an architectural magazine and sparked others to search for its undisclosed location. Allen took three years to build the struc-

ture, scrounging materials and often sleeping in his car while he created his vision. The structure caused some debate because Allen built it in secret on Crown land, getting no permissions or permits. As the creator of the HemLoft, a secret treehouse he built in the woods of Whistler using primarily free and reclaimed materials, Allen felt it was time to close this chapter of the structure’s lifespan. “All structures that are human-made need

to be actively maintained to stay beautiful. I’m not living in Whistler, I have a baby on the way, I knew I could not give the HemLoft the care it needed,” says Allen. So Allen turned to Craigslist, the place where he obtained much of the free building materials for the structure in the first place. He posted an ad inviting people to provide a new home for the HemLoft. It would be disassembled to become a do-it-yourself

project. Allen got a huge response, with a few hundred inquiries and more than 100 official proposals including from a university, the BC Children’s Hospital, the Four Seasons hotel, and private plans from Nova Scotia and California. In the end, Allen decided to put the HemLoft in the hands of Allan Crawford, owner of Canadian Wilderness Adventures on the tour company’s tenure in the Callaghan Valley, where it will be a fea-

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The conundrum that surrounds snacking HealtHy bites

Serena Caner How often should we eat? Is it better to graze all day or eat three square meals? There are many healthy ways to eat and the best timing of your meals depends on your habits and lifestyle. One important technique in deciding whether or not you should snack, is to become aware of why you are eating. As humans, we don’t only eat when we are hungry (stomach hunger), but also when we are bored (mouth hunger), anxious, sad, happy (heart hunger)... Other good questions to ask before snacking are: Is my next meal going to be delayed? What types of food do I snack on? Does snacking prevent me from overeating later? And most importantly, once I start snacking, can I stop? In diabetes, we often encourage snacking between meals to help people spread out their carbohydrate intake throughout the day, reducing the likelihood of having the high blood sugars that can result from large meals. In weight loss, we also encourage some people to snack to prevent getting hungry. While this sounds counterintuitive, the reality is that many people make poor food choices and overeat when they are really hungry. For some, preventing true hunger makes it is easier to stick to smaller portion sizes. That being said, snacking can just as easily cause you to gain weight. Snacking provides more occasions for eating food, and while we may intend to snack on vegetables, soon the chips and cookies start calling our name. These choices tend to be more caloric, addictive and hard to stop

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Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master complete their second clear round in the stadium jumping at the Badminton Horse Trials in England. Above, the Canadian duo puts in an impressive performance over the cross-country course and, at left, they ride the dressage test.

Howard ranks in world’s top twelve By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

At one of the premier international three-day eventing competitions, Salmon Arm’s Rebecca Howard and her horse Riddle

Master – fondly called Rupert – made their presence well-known. They placed twelfth at the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials, which wrapped up Monday, May 6 in Gloucestshire, England. In an interview with Horse

Junkies United immediately following her double-clear round, Howard said the competition had been a roller coaster of emotions for her, beginning with disappointment following the first phase of the three-phase event,

dressage, where she placed 32nd overall and felt Riddle Master could have done better. However, he redeemed himself in the crosscountry, putting in a near flawless performance, which brought them up to 22nd place.

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to the WHL Salmon Arm’sAlex Astasiewicz has caught the eye of the Everett Silvertips. The team used their 51st pick in the WHL Bantam Draft to select Astasiewicz. The defenseman is a Salmon Arm Minor Hockey product. Silvertips head coach Garry Davidson is a previous owner of the SilverBacks.

round the barrels Barreling back for another year is the Second Annual Salmon Arm Barrel Bonanza. It will be in full stride on June 1 and 2 at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. Start time is 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Admission is free and there will be a concession on site. Last year, 168 barrel racers ranging from ages three to over 60 attended and completed for prizes valued at more than $19,000. For more information, visit Barrel Bonanza on Facebook or email:

Child’s Wish ride The Ride for a Child’s Wish Silver Creek trail ride takes place on May 26. Registration is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Silver Creek Community riding ring. The three-hour ride leaves at 9:30 a.m. and all proceeds benefit the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

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BC takes gold in nationals Three players from the Shuswap brought home gold medals from the 2013 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. Darien Head from Salmon Arm and Devon Pearson and Austin Willier from Chase helped Team BC make history, winning the province’s first national title in the event’s 12-year history. Hosted in Kahnawake, Que., April 29 to May 4, Team BC defeated Team Ontario by a score of 4-3 in the gold-medal game on Saturday evening. “We are so proud to bring the gold medal home to B.C.,” said Head Coach Joe Quewezance. “It was a great week in Kahnawake. The coaching staff couldn’t be more

proud of the players and everyone involved with Team BC. The hard work and dedication was unprecedented and the team dynamics were incredible...” Heading into the tournament seeded fifth in the male division, Team BC gradually climbed the rankings through the week and landed themselves in the semi-finals against Team Manitoba. After winning 4-3 in overtime, Team BC advanced into its first ever appearance in the NAHC’s gold-medal game against Team Ontario. With just one minute left in the game, Team Ontario pulled their goaltender, which made for an exciting finish with Team

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Claiming the cup: Salmon Arm’s Darien Head celebrates with, from left, assistant coach Shane Gottfriedson, head coach Joe Quewezance and assistant coach Josh Hepditch. BC winning 5-3. Pearson and Willier played their 2012/2013 season with the Chase Heat and Head with the North Okanagan Knights. Head played all his minor hockey in Salmon Arm.

Head was also selected for the Hit the Ice TV series and hockey camp, which brings together the best young male Aboriginal hockey players for an NHL-like training camp. He is one of 28

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Rockets players Aidan Chan and Cole Menzies fight for control of the ball with UnderDog player Ben Bannister during a road hockey game at the Road Hockey Rumble, sponsored by Salmon Arm GM, held Saturday at the GM dealership lot.

try lawn bowling Learn to lawn bowl. Free drop-in lessons take place every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Dan Quilty at 250-832 -6422.

Getting outdoors The Shuswap Outdoors Club at 250-832-8729 has a great variety of hikes coming up through to the fall. On Sunday, May 12, canoe the lower Eagle River, four to six hours paddling. Moving water experience required. Call 250-832-1863.

Winning bridge April 29: 1. June Scott, 2. Doug Stewart, 3. Bruce Motherwell. April 30: 1. John Coone & Jack Triplett, 2. Ona Bouchard & Jim McLean, 3. Nancy Blackburn & Stephen Raffle. The Salmon Artm Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Tuesday evening. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call 250-832-7454 or 250-832 -7323. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

youths between the age of 16 and 18 who were given the opportunity. The camp will take him to Ottawa July 3 to 20 to train with former NHL’er and professional coach John Chabot.

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Riddle Master makes up for shaky start Continued from pg. 21 Following the crosscountry event came the third and final phase of the competition, the stadium jumping. Once again Riddle Master and Howard shone, putting in two

beautiful clear rounds over the demanding course. That brought them up to 12th place in the official results, although Howard reports on Facebook that she was presented with the 11th-place silver horse trophy.

Comments on her Rebecca Howard Equestrian site are full of congratulations on her fine performance at her Badminton debut. As one fan wrote: “Congratulations! That is the most amazing achievement! Good for

you! I am so excited that you got one of the those Silver Horses! Not many people get those! Well done!” Howard moved to England following the Summer Olympics in London. She is now riding, coaching and train-

ing out of Marlborough, Wiltshire. Although she could not be reached by the Observer following the event, she told a reporter in England that she’s not sure what her next steps will be now that Badminton is over.

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Good start for Setters


The Salmon Arm Setters Women’s Masters Soccer Team started off their season on Tuesday, April 30 versus Vernon’s Goplen Drillers with a 2-1 win. In the first half, the Drillers scored the first goal with a direct penalty kick outside of the 18-yard box. Then later in the first half, Setters was able to tie it up with a goal from Helle Watson.  In the second half, Setters dominated with several missed chances. Finally a perfect opportunity developed from a lovely cross ball from Jennifer Findlay on the left wing to Carol Rogers. She was able to bring the cross under control and finish it, leaving Setters with the victory.  


Blow out in Shuswap heat The U18 boys got their first wave of Shuswap heat on Sunday against a watered-down Penticton squad who arrived with just enough players to field a team. Shuswap’s impatient attack almost worked but Penticton showed their skill, despite their age and numbers, and did enough to keep the score 0-0 at half.   Shuswap got back to their game plan in the second half and wore down Penticton with greater possession and attacking runs down both wings. The floodgates opened in the 55th minute and, with no subs, Penticton collapsed. The thirst for goals wasn’t quenched until the final, merciful whistle, with Shuswap winning 6-0.

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At the Mudd, Sweat and Tears 10-km extreme obstacle race in Kelowna, Kaehler May, in front and Carson Bolduc both finished the race in one hour, 20 minutes.

Going for the flag

Shuswap Minor Football’s flag football for boys and girls in Grades 4 to 7 got off to a fun start on Tuesday, April 30 at Salmon Arm Secondary’s Sullivan Campus. The drop-in goes Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. Touch football registration for grades 8 to 11 goes May 25 and June 1. See the Shuswap Minor Football website for details.

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Jewels jostle with South Kam The Jewels rucked and rolled their way through South Kam on May 1 to end league play this season. South Kam was physically bigger, but no match for skills and abilities the Jewels brought to the field. South Kam just managed to score first through sheer domination and strength, but the Jewels retaliated with 10 tries. Superb ball movement through the backs all the way to the wing created great yardage down the field.   Trice Tuati read the South Kam players like an open book, picking off a pass at the 40yard line and running the ball in after deeking their fullback – that was one of three tries scored by Tuati.   Brooke Miller gave great support to her winger, Olivia Plummer and received a great pass on the inside to sprint down the sideline to score, making that two for Miller. From the top of the lineout, Sam Bergman tipped it back to scrumhalf Ebony Derksen, and looped in support to score, breaking two tackles to get over the try line. Marin Faulkner with two, lead the backline to loop and support her teammates, creating a great advan-

tage for her team. Beth Lucier, of great force and stature, along with Plummer, both played very well and earned the MVP status for the team. Co-coach Donelle Gillis made some great pointers at half time to help execute the plays flawlessly. Great rucking by the forwards of Hannah Froud and Marissa Latosky gave the Jewels lots of ball possession, enabling the team to put so many points on the board. Final score was 53-5 for the Jewels as they head into playoffs this Wednesday, May 8 at Norkam.

Sportsmanship Under the Little Mountain lights, a warm, sunny evening with an excellent spread of food for the pre-game potluck, the social atmosphere was abuzz with summer weather and rugby. Both the Senior and Jr. teams had a potluck with the opposition prior to the game, as that is what rugby is all about. The Jr. team had a great start, pinning the South Kam players in their end for most of the first half, yet still found it challenging to get the ball over the white try line. Jordan Hislop made a huge run, going

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Holding on: Shuswap Middle School player Alec Crawford shakes off several Len Wood Middle School tacklers during a rugby game played Friday at the Little Mountain Sports Field. SMS won 48-14 over the Armstrong team. 60 yards and busting through three tackles to just get hauled down on the five-yard line. Clayton Leduc made an excellent pass to Kevin Alexander on the wing who was also stopped on the five-yard line. Brayden McCarthy stormed up the sideline to gain great yards and be supported by Chad Baker, who came close to the try line. Great effort was never given up but a few errors in the SAS Jr. end of the field caused turnovers for the South Kam team to score. Final was 28-0.


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bright lights of the Field of Dreams. A great number of fans cheered the Golds on to achieve a playoff berth. Running down the wing, Ivor Kuzmick made a beautiful pop pass to Josh Szoke, who made it look easy to score a try. Kuzmick again off loading to Wilson Hlina, who deeked out a few South Kam players to only get tackled just shy of the try line. Bryce Hicks, just coming off an injury, played a great game on the wing. At fullback, Jordan DeWinter made some great yardage on returning the kicks from South Kam. Will Walton had a brilliant game, playing prop and wing for SAS, scoring one try and making one out of two conversions.   SAS advances to the first round of the playoffs Tuesday, May 7 in Rutland, so fans will have to wait and see what happens.

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BIKE RACE Sunday, May 12th The South Canoe bike trails & access roads will be closed from 8 am to 5:30 pm, May 12th. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We invite you to come out and cheer on all the race participants. The Salty Dog races bring over 1500 people to the Shuswap. If you are interested in being a volunteer, call 250-832-7368.

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Martial arts students bring home tournament hardware On Saturday, April 27, Provincial Martial Arts students from Sicamous and Salmon Arm travelled to Kelowna to compete in the Tae Kwon Do International Open Canadian Championships. The tournament hosted 180 competitors from across Canada, the United States and England. Everyone who participated competed in sparring and forms divisions. Danette Rampton and her eight-yearold son Houston from Salmon Arm both brought home gold medals in their forms divisions. This was a huge accomplishment for Danette, as this was her first martial arts competition. She also placed silver in sparring. This mother/son team will be travelling to Calgary for another tournament this weekend. Gabriel Walsh from Salmon Arm came in fourth place in sparring and fifth place in forms, going up against 14 kids in his division. An-Mei Andreassen, 15, from Salmon Arm took gold in sparring in the girls 15- to 17-year-old division.

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Mettle earns medals: Danette and son Houston Rampton show off the gold medals they recently earned in Kelowna. This was the first time Andreassen had competed in this type of tournament. In the black belt Women’s division, 14-year-old Lindsey Christian-Hack pulled off a silver medal in sparring. Not only was this Christian-Hack’s first martial arts competition, she competed in the women’s division and held her own

sparring against a twotime Canadian champion with world competition experience. With a bit more hard work and competition experience, Christian-Hack is going to be force to be reckoned with! Matt Veerman of Salmon Arm competed in the men’s blue-black stripe division, placing third in forms. Veerman is travelling to

Calgary this weekend to compete in the Calgary Open Martial Arts Tournament. Ben Eddy, 11, of Salmon Arm came in second place in his forms division. He competed against boys up to the age of 13, and managed to hold his own in the sparring division as well. Another mother/ son team, Cynthia and Nicolas Michaud of Sicamous, also participated in the competition. Cynthia brought home a well-deserved bronze medal in her sparring division. Nicolas did not place this time, but says he is eager to compete again. All of these students, along with the others who train with the Provincial Martial Arts in the Shuswap, are now training for the local tournament that is being hosted in Salmon Arm this June. “I couldn’t be more proud of my students,” says coach Holly Raczynski. “They all stepped out of their comfort zones and challenged themselves against other martial

artists in what can be a very intimidating type of competition. They all did amazingly well, had great attitudes and showed professional

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The Shuswap Outlaws Midget Lacrosse team was in action on Thursday night when they hosted the Kamloops Rattlers. The Outlaws scored early and often on their way to an easy 11-1 victory. The win marked the half-way point in the Thompson-Okanagan Minor

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tin Pugh scored five goals and Nick Yadernuk added three more to lead the offensive charge, while Shane Minnis chipped in with three assists. The Outlaws now take a three-week break from TOMLA play to attend tournaments in Kamloops and Salmon Arm.

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Outlaws remain undefeated Lacrosse Association (TOMLA) season, and Shuswap is still undefeated at 6-0. The game featured a strong defensive effort from Shuswap. Goalie Kalvin Davyduke was 12 seconds away from his third shut-out of the season when the Rattlers managed their lone goal. Aus-

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ime to ride! May is Shuswap Bicycle Month and the Downtown Salmon Arm has outlined riding events to keep everyone pedaling. A month of bike riding calls attention to reducing air pollution and staying healthy. May 12 is this year’s 12th annual Salty Dog 6-Hour Enduro mountain race hosted by Skookum Cycle & Ski and is expected to attract 750 riders from throughout B.C., Alberta, and Northwestern U.S.. Since the first race in 2001, the Salty Dog has grown to be the second largest one-day mountain bike event in B.C. “(The bikers) really like our community,” said Tom Peasgood from Skookum Cycle & Ski. “They really like the family atmosphere of our community.” Coinciding with race package

pick-up for competitors, the Taste of Downtown Street Fair will take place on Saturday, May 11. There will be information booths including Shuswap Tourism, the Shuswap Bike Club and the Shuswap Trail Alliance. “The Taste of Downtown was seen as an opportunity to start engaging some of these visitors and showing off our downtown,” said Roger Parenteau, of Downtown Salmon Arm. “We’ve got shops, we’ve got some really cool boutiques, and we have an awesome downtown.” Events throughout the day will include bike yoga with Dakshina Yoga at 10 a.m. on Hudson Street. The Candy Vault kids ride throughout downtown will start at 11:30 a.m., in addition to an obstacle course. “People can join in and race each other and just generally be silly,” Parenteau said. At 1:15 p.m., The Shuswap Pie

Company is having a pie-eating contest. From 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. there will be live music in front of the art gallery and at 6 p.m. there will be live music back at The Shuswap Pie Company.

We’ve got shops, we’ve got some really cool boutiques, and we have an awesome downtown.


The newly formed Shuswap Bike Club will be involved throughout the week. They are hosting a movie fundraiser at the Salmar Grand at 4 p.m. on May 11 as a part of the Taste of Downtown. On May 24, the Shuswap Bike

Club has also joined in hosting the Twilight Family Fun Ride from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The core of the downtown will be blocked off as business set up bicyclethemed skill stations and participants have the opportunity to win tickets that will enter them into prize draws. May 26 to June 1 is bike to work week across B.C. and is a challenge to avid riders and new cyclists alike to pedal instead of drive. Skookum Cycle & Ski hosts a selection of weekly group rides all month and Ridetech will be doing the Shuswap Bike Tour on May 25. For a full list of events visit Shuswap Bike on Facebook.

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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, MAY 9

RELAY FOR LIFE – Save-On Foods team hosts a burger and beverage “fun-

raiser” for Relay For Life from 5 p.m. to closing at the Hideaway Pub. Tickets at $15 are available at Save-On Foods or the Hideaway. MUSIC AND PIE – Cuban Jazz music featuring Jordan Dick, Jeremy Tymkiw and Arianne Charon from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Shuswap Pie Company. FINE ARTS – King’s Christian School celebrates the accomplishments their high-school students in a free evening of visual and performing arts from 6 to 8 at The Gathering Place, 350B 30th St. NE. ALL CANDIDATES FORUM – Hear what the B.C. candidates have to say from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fifth Avenue Seniors Centre. Topics include education, seniors issues. JAZZ CLUB – The Jazz Club presents The Cliff Jumpers, a dixieland/swing band. at 7 p.m. at SAGA Public Art Gallery. Suggested donation of $10 at the door.


SYMPHONY – The Kamloops Symphony presents A Splendid Adventure at 7:30

p.m. at the Salmon Arm Rec Centre. Tickets at Wearabouts, toll free at 1-866-374-5483 or at the door. POTTERY – Salmon Arm Pottery Cub hosts a Mother’s Day sale in the Mall at Piccadilly Friday and Saturday during regular mall hours.


BOOTS ’N’ BAGS – Women’s shoes, boots and bags will be sold in the She Shoe

Swaps for Charity at the Mall at Piccadilly, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. GARAGE SALE – South Broadview school hosts a garden garage sale from 9 a.m. to noon. Table rentals are $15. Call 832-2167 for more information. DANCE – The Shuswap Dance Centre presents Under The Big Top, an annual recital with a circus theme, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at the SASCU Rec Centre. Admission is $8 at the Dance Center ot $9 at the door.

BONUS SHOW – Shuswap Theatre presents a pay-what-you-can showing of the

thought-provoking drama, The Herbal Bed, at 7:30 p.m., at Shuswap Theatre on Hudson Avenue. This is a fundraiser to help send cast and crew to the annual Okanagan Zone Festival in Vernon. Tickets are available at Wearabouts or at the door. SPRING CONCERT – Shuswap Singers and the Salmon Arm Secondary Concert Choir present “Goin’ For a Song” at First United Church at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at $12 are available at Acorn Music and at the door. No charge for children 12 and under. GARDEN GOODS – The Shuswap Annual Spring Plant sale from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Scout Hall 2460 Auto Rd. Call Trish Toms at 250-832-1965. FILM FARE – Shuswap Film Society presents No, a film about Chile’s military dictator Agusto Pinochet, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.


HEALTH WALK – Footsteps For the Future of Women’s Health, a fundraising 2-,

5- or 10-kilometre walk or run, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the south end of the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. Call Gloria at 250-832-0481. BREAKFAST BREAK – A pancake breakfast is being held at the Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Drop-in. CARAVAN FARM – first Market Day runs, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The market features a host of local vendors, including many from Salmon Arm at 4886 Salmon River Road. BALLET – Live from Moscow via satellite it’s the Bolshoi Ballet performing Romeo and Juliet at 1 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. Tickets are $22 for adults and $11 for youths.


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Sarah Inkster and Tina Lepine look at all the works of art on display at :D multi-media works by artists aged 15 to 24 on display May 4 to 25 at the SAGA Public Art Gallery.

Historic village opens May 15 R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum, located at 751 Highway 97 B Salmon Arm, opens for the season Wednesday May 15. Join the celebration with the staff on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 and enjoy our famous pioneer pancake breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Marjorie’s Tea Room for $6. Staff and volunteers have been busy polishing the exhibits and preparing the beautiful gardens. The village, museum and Marjorie’s Tea Room are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and in July and August are open seven days a week. General admission is by donation.  Marjorie’s Tea Room offers a daily $7.99 lunch special.  Discover this beautiful park set on 40 acres of pioneer Shuswap farmland. R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum is the Shuswap’s largest heri-

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tage attraction. Take a guided tour through Haney House, a 103-year-old farm house restored to a more genteel time. Explore the Heritage Village of relocated and replicated buildings. View the Queest Mountain Forestry Tower, Broadview School, Mt Ida Church, Salmon Arm’s first filling station, Fire Hall, Newnes Blacksmith Shop, Lester and Thomson Garage, and more. Not to be missed is Sam Beemish’s “Home Studio” with the largest public collection of cylinders and records in Western Canada. This season the Museum has a new exhibit in the newly renovated gallery. In 2013 the fire that swept Mt. Ida is but a 15-year-old memory. But back then, when the army moved in and the people left, Salmon Arm became a ghost town. Working in partnership with the Salmon Arm Observer, the Salmon Arm Museum’s exhibit chronicles the catastroph-

ic event. The 1998 images by award-winning photographer James Murray have been reshot. The community has survived and it is time to celebrate. Take a walk on our 2.34 km nature walking trails. The easy stroll takes you through four climatic zones. With our field guide in hand, identify the plants used by the First Nations and pioneer families for food and medicine. If you like treasure hunting and have a GPS unit, try looking for hidden geocaches; it’s a great way to find new areas to explore. Dinner theatre begins July 3 with shows during July and August, with a special matinee on Thursday, August 22. Contact R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum by telephone at 250-832-5243, email or like us at Haneyheritage. See our website for more info and 2013 event listings.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Featuring flowers Out on the Town fruit and foliage • ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC • ART• PERFORMANCE

Call us at 250-832-2131, e-mail or use our easy-to-use calendar online. WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

WRITERS - The Shuswap Writers Group meets

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Piccadilly Mall board room. Contact Shirley at 250-835-4544.


SWING TIME - The annual Big Band Dance takes

place at 7 the SAS Sullivan Campus. Tickets available for $5 at Acorn Music. ART TALK – Part of the ;D gallery presentation, there will be a coffee break at 2 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery.


DINNER THEATRE - Crusin with the Boomers, a

musical show and fine dining expereince, is running May 17,18 and 19 at Quaaout Lodge. Reservations: 250-679-3090 or toll free 1-800663-4303 or


MOUNTAIN MEN – The Monashee Muuntain Men

hold their annual Rendezvous at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. Visitors welcome. BOOK VALUE – Hidden Gems Bookstore on Alexander Avenue hosts free book and ephemera appraisals at the store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


SCHOOL PLAY – King’s Christian School presents

Nicholas Nickleby at the Shuswap Theatre nightly until May 25. Call 250-832-5200.

SALMON ARM SERIES 2012.2013 Season Bruce Dunn Music Director

A Splendid Adventure

The Shuswap Garden Club will be holding their annual spring plant sale May 11. Garden club members donate many tried-andtrue perennials, shrubs, fruit and berry plants and an assortment of annuals or herbs. The sale will take place at the Scout Hall, 2460 Auto Road S.E. (the old Kin Hall & playgrounds). The sale will be held indoors, so rain or shine, this event is a hit for gardeners who wish to purchase plants that have been started at a reasonable price. During the summer, garden tours throughout the area are enjoyed every Thursday evening. Membership in the garden club is a very reasonable fee and this entitles members to receive discounts at local garden shops as well as the activities during the year. These include speakers or demonstrations at each meeting, social time or barbeques. Information on the garden club can be reached by phoning Larry at 250-832-6342 or Kathy at 250-832-2028.

Railway club earns Best in Show honours The Salmon Arm Model Railway Association recently received awards for Best in Show and Runner-up for Scale Railways at a model train show. More than 40 railway clubs and hobby shops from Western Canada and Northwest U.S. had displays at the Calgary Soccer Center. Scale-model railways of various kinds entertained children and adults of all ages. Approximately 13,700 visitors attended the two-day event, which provided the local club with tremendous exposure for their work.

May 10, 2013 Friday 7:30 pm Salmon Arm Recreation Centre

Véronique Saucier, Viola Berlioz Shostakovich

Harold in Italy Symphony #1


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DANCE PARTY – Family dance at First United

Church from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with the black & Bluez Band. Advance tickets available at the church, phone 250-832-3860. COFFEEHOUSE – Shuswap Writers’ Group and Shuswap Association of Writers are hosting presenters from the Word on the Lake Festival from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the SAGA Public Art Gallery. Admission is $10 for the public and $8 for members. Refershments served. BAND – The Steve Brockley Band perform with A Million Dollars in Pennies at the Salmar Classic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 at Acorn Music, Synergy Studio and The Shuswap Pie Co.



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54. Dried leaves of the hemp plant 55. Ardour CLUES DOWN 1. Lyric poems 2. Hungarian sheep dog (var. sp.) 3. A pad of writing paper 4. Lists of candidates 5. Base, basket and foot 6. Samoan capital 7. Mythological bird 8. Urban row houses 9. Sensationalist journalism 10. Carried on the arm to intercept blows 11. Estrildid finch genus 13. PA 18840 16. S.W. English town & cheese 21. Runs disconnected 23. Mourners 28. Old world, new 9. Atomic #25 30. Sweet potato wind instrument 31. Legend 32. 3rd tone of the scale 33. Russian jeweler Peter Carl 35. Capital of Mali 36. Extremist sects 37. Violent denunciation 38. Tooth covering 39. Music term for silence 40. Smoldering embers 41. Writer Jong 43. Actor Kristofferson 45. Adam and Eve’s 1st home 48. Fish eggs

Horoscope ARIES (March 21-April 19): Economic circumstances will affect you most through this week’s eclipse. You may have to come face-to-face with a financial situation that will ask to be reassessed. Be honest and realistic about your existing living state and act such that your spending habits are well aligned with your earnings. Your bank account may speak from itself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is quite a massive week for you! Be prepared to be open to major alterations in your life. You will go through a change that will affect you personally or a close relationship of yours. Do not resist this change as you will not cultivate the maximum benefit from this week’s transits. Revamp yourself! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Tap into your subconscious self and let go of outdated energy in your life. Accept your hidden talents and utilize them to help you prosper on a spiritual level. Take more time for yourself and learn to relax. A great enlightenment time is waiting for you! CANCER (June 21-July 22): Someone from your entourage may act as a helping vehicle in finding a more suitable job or to launch a new venture. Develop your network and mingle through your circle of acquaintances for a professional fruition. Opportunity is just around the corner! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are forward-looking as you envision a better course in your life. This optimistic energy will help you gain a new status or recognition within your chosen field. React fast and take advantage of the ongoing alterations. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You might be holding onto certain beliefs and principles which you may need to let go of. Expand your mind and welcome a new way of thinking by being open to life and its various opportunities to prosper. You may see yourself under a



completely new light due to this week’s energy. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This will be a rather challenging week for you as you’ll be faced with your deepest rooted problems and will need to face them head on. Accept your fears and your problems. Release your innermost inhibitions and you’ll move a step further in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Personal relationships will influence you most with this week’s eclipse. Master the art of give-and-take as you may find yourself tackling a few conditions or rules in your partnerships. You may need to make a big sacrifice in terms of a commitment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your physical and psychological wellbeing will likely be on your mind this week. If you feel that you have lost some of your vigour, you may need to slow down from your daily activities and take on the necessary steps concerning your health. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sparks can ignite or end a potential romance. The course of action you will need to take now will likely be based upon a certain truth that will come to light in the midst of all the action. If you two are not an item after all, most likely, it is for the better. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Domestic matters will ponder on your mind. After this week, you will have a different definition of a family unit. Whatever you experience during this time, will give you certain answers and clear certain dilemmas. Relocation elsewhere may be possible as well. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The way you perceive things can change radically during this week. Whatever you have learned and mastered so far, utilize it to better your current life. You do not want to follow old thinking patterns that no longer work for you personally.

Complete the grid so every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. (For solution see Today’s Answers in this paper).

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Selects 5. A cutting remark 9. Teaspoonful (abbr.) 12. Having two units or parts 13. Quality perceptible to the sense of taste 14. Expression of surprise 15. Italian Island 16. A coarse cloth with a bright print 17. Propose a price 18. Sedimentary material 19. Tree toad genus 20. Passed time agreeably 22. Custodians 24. 3rd largest city in Zambia 25. 18th Hebrew letter (var.) 26. Coasted on ice 27. Libyan dinar 28. Displayed exaggerated emotion 31. Andalusian Gypsy dances 33. Material 34. Article 35. Ballplayer Ruth 36. 5th largest Greek island 39. Hand drum of No. India 40. A style of preparing food 42. Former ruler of Afghanistan 43. AKA Cologne 44. Not generally occurring 46. Auto 47. Print errors 49. Interspersed among 50. Electrocardiogram 51. Churns 52. Ice hockey feint 53. Drive obliquely, as of a nail A29

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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.

There will be a celebration of Life for HAROLD ANDRE SEAWARD Nov 29 1956 Missing since Aug 2012. At the Canoe Seniors Hall 7330 49th St. NE May 11/13 1pm-4pm

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Clara Johanna Overend, née Spall March 13, 1926 - May 7, 2012

We miss you. Time has passed so slowly since you were here. Howard, Alan, Tom, Laura and Bill There will never be another you.

A tea to celebrate the life of

Gloria (Feniak) LeFranc will be held

Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at Bowers Reception Room 440-10th st SW, Salmon Arm.

Damon Ryder Wertz 1991 - 2012

Why do heroes have to die?

We would like to thank the RCMP for his recovery. Pins will be available with the Mental Health Unit information. Please donate on his behalf.

We appreciate the love & support from our community. ~ Damon’s Parents



REVEREND JOSEPH HAROLD JAMES On Friday May 3, 2013, at the age of 95, Joseph James was welcomed home by his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and reunited with his wife Ruth who predeceased him in 2001. He was a loving and caring pastor to many over his 40 years of ministry in the Free Methodist Church. He gave unselfishly of himself to fulfill God’s call on his life to spread the gospel of salvation, and to care for all to whom he ministered. He will be remembered by his family for his gentle ways, sense of humour, love of children, and his steadfast example of faithfulness. He was predeceased by two sisters, Francis Mino, Grace Burgoyne, and one brother, Ken James, as well as one son in law, Marlin Hall and two granddaughters, Heidi Hall and Naomi Hall. He is survived by his children Carol Hall, Marge (Pat) Duncan, Don (Terry) James, Joe (Marilyn) James, Sharon (Kevin) Casson, Susan James, Marion (Jim) Nunn, Ken (Theresa) James and Debbie (Rob) Deyo as well as 26 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 11, 2013, at 2:30pm at Broadview Evangelical Free Church, Salmon Arm BC. Arrangements are in the care of Bower’s Funeral Home. Online condolences can be sent through Joseph’s obituary at

LUCY FELL 1923 - 2013 Lucy was born in Leigh Lanchire, England, the only child of Stuart and Ethel Barton. They immigrated to Nordegg, AB when Lucy was four. It was in Nordegg that she met the love of her life, Bud Fell. They married in 1941 and went on to have six children together. Bud and Lucy moved to BC in 1951, living in different towns throughout the Okanagan. She was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Lucy enjoyed her volunteer time at the Thrift Store in Okanagan Falls and her bingo games in Kamloops with Paulette and her many friends. Curling was her sport, and she skipped many winning teams. Lucy was a charter member of the Kelowna Curling Club. But, what “Mom” will be remembered for the most, was all the love she gave her family. Mom always put her family first and was always there for them. We will all miss her many hugs & kisses! Lucy was predeceased by her husband, Bud, in 2011 and her grandson John. She will be loved & missed by her children, Rick (Liz) Fell of Penticton, Cindy (Nelson) Stewart of Kamloops, Barb (Hugh) Hooker of Salmon Arm, Shane Fell of Calgary, Sherry (Gord) Kaultenhauser of Kelowna and Penny Gobin of Medicine Hat, AB. Lucy is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Wiltshire, Dr. Langford and the caring staff at the Royal Inland Hospital and Kamloops Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Celebration of Lucy’s life was held on Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 am at Southwest Community Church, 700 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops, BC. Rev. Mary Widmer officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family from



VAN DEN BRAND, MARTIN June 19, 1932 to April 26, 2013 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Martin after a long valiant battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his son Stan in 1991 and is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Corry, his 4 children Jeanette (Glen), John, Petra (Bill), Jim (Sandi) and his 5 grandsons Travis, Mark, Austan, Jesse & Blake. He is also survived by his sister Marie from the Netherlands and many nieces and nephews in the Netherlands and Canada. A Catholic service will be held in St. Joseph’s Church, 90 1st Street S.E. Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:00pm, reception to follow in the church basement. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Chalice (a Catholic Child Sponsorship program).

Fischer’s Funeral Services wishes to express sympathy to the families which we served in April 2013… Leonard Edey Wes Bowie Gene Altizer Inge Klahm Barbara Kerr Doreen Lellman Norman Marshall Donald Nelson Calvin Ireland Kathleen Walker Edith Adamson Linda Viscount Arthur Lehmann Ronald Bateman

Uwe Stamp Teresa Forde Cheryl Moore Gay Sapicer Ed Brophy Morris Motiuk Ed Kleinberger Lydia Thoen Margaret Bews Marion Cowen Richard Barefoot Norman Vike (Sr.) Marcus Van Der Kratts

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HARRY HOPKINS Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Harry on April 27th 2013 at the age of 80 years young. Harry was born on March 18th 1933 in Salmon Arm, BC to William and Winnifred Hopkins. At the young age of twelve Harry began his career to becoming a meat cutter. His journey led him to the Askew’s family where he worked in the meat department for 32 years. Harry genuinely enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and vacationing with his wife and family. He was predeceased by his parents, sister, Evelyn Jamieson, and brother, Rollie. Harry will be deeply missed by his wife, Nora of 62 years, his five children; Barbara Bosshardt, Brenda (Aarno) Honkanen, Lawrence (Jacky) Hopkins, Shelly Schikowski and Steve (Jamie) Hopkins, his ten grandchildren and his thirteen great-grand-children; his sister, Eileen Hansen of Dawson Creek, and brother Bill Hopkins of Salmon Arm, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A memorial was held at Bowers Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon, May 5th, at 1:00 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. All were welcome to come and celebrate Harry’s life. A reception followed in the Mountainside room at Bowers. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation, or arthritis and diabetes foundations. On line condolences may be sent to Harry’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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RODERIC “ROD” HEATH RUTTLE Rod passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 92 years of age. Rod would say in his 93rd year, this coming from his Finnish heritage of which he was very proud. Rod was born at Kamloops, BC on May 9, 1920 and had been a long time resident of the Shuswap. He had been employed as a Superintendent with BC Hydro for 35 years at the coast prior to retiring to Blind Bay with his wife, Aino. He was predeceased by his brother, Tom, his mother Lempi Patrick (nee Maki), wife Aino and grandson, Dylan Raper-Laing. Rod is survived by his children, Robin (Flower) Ruttle and Lisa Ruttle. Two grandchildren, Rory and Natasha (Nicholas) and three great grandchildren. Rod was an active member of the Power Pioneers and the Sorrento Lions Club and very much enjoyed the time spent with both. There will be no formal service as to Rod’s request. If so desired, contributions in memory of Rod may be made to the Lions Club of Sorrento. Online condolences can be sent through Rod’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. ANNA LOIS GAZE Anna Lois Gaze passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the age of 46 years. The funeral service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Monday morning, April 29th, at 10 a.m. with Howard Johnson officiating. The eulogy was shared by Marc Fromme with songs by Trent Blumenthal and Jennie Johnson. Tributes were shared by speakers from her community and family. A reception followed at Pierre’s Point Log Building. Born in Salmon Arm on May 28, 1966, Anna battled courageously against the disease of lupus, along with other health issues, yet she managed to live life with enthusiasm. She was predeceased by her father Andrew, her mother Rosanna, her partner, Wally also known as James Johnny. Anna leaves her sons, Lance and Leonard; brothers and sisters, Betty Arnouse, Marge Edwards, Joanne, Linda, Mona Gaze, Wally and Donovan Gaze, as well many other relations in numerous locations. The family extends thanks and gratitude to everyone for your kind support and generous donations. On line condolences may be sent to Anna’s obituary at Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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Coming Events

December 22, 1926 to April 28, 2013

Marjorie was an avid reader and passed on her love for reading to all her children. Mom’s greatest and noblest calling in life was that of being the Mother of seven children, Bernard (Wendy Koeller), Calgary, AB; Mary Catherine (Andre Ruel), Courtenay, BC; Jacqueline (Fraser East), Nelson, BC; Philip (Bonny Nerenberg), Parksville, BC; Louise (deceased May 28, 2006) Castlegar, BC; Gerard (Nadene Gregory), Dunneville, Ontario; Gisele (Lamarche) Trail, BC. Mom was very proud of her 23 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. The funeral for Marjorie, will be held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church Hall, 513 7th Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1R3, at 11am on Saturday May 4th, 2013. The viewing will be held prior from 10:00-10:30am at St. Rita’s Hall. Marjorie’s heart was broken by the fire at St. Rita’s, so donations can be made, in lieu of flowers, to St. Rita’s Rebuilding Fund. Sarah Greenwood of Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Cards of Thanks

Coming Events

Grad Classes of 1976 to 1978

Saturday, July 20, 2013 • 7 p.m. Come and Go Intermissions Pub & Sports Bar @ Shaw Centre $15 @ the Door, Cash Bar For info. & RSVP:



MARIE ROSE-ANNA GABRIELLE SPICER July 22, 1919 - April 30, 2013 When Gay and Dan Spicer moved to Salmon Arm in 1979, they thought they had died and gone to Paradise. Now, Gay truly is in Paradise. She left us on April 30th to join her beloved Dan, her eldest daughter, Sandra and her six brothers and sisters in Heaven. Gay’s family - her seven children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren — as well as her many friends will miss her. Think of Gay in Heaven exchanging jokes with St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, and share a story and a smile with a friend. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, May 6, 2013 from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Fr. George LaGrange OMI Celebrant. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Gay’s obituary at www. LOWTHER, STEPHANIE Stephanie (Stevie) Joan Lowther (nee Kent) (Mundle) – Stevie passed away suddenly on April 23, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Harry. She leaves her four children – Bryan (Pauline); Scott (Michelle); Todd (Shannon) and Stephanie (Rich). She also leaves many grandchildren, step-children and step-grandchildren. A proud York House School girl, Delta Gamma and UBC Phys. Ed Grad, she went on to a Masters in Psychology. She loved her work as a counselling psychologist and the Mother Hen at the Calgary YWCA and at the Alberta Vocational Centre. Please read more on our website: Click on “Replies” to read and add comments. We are holding a get-together at Vancouver’s Kit Beach to swap Stevie stories. Seems fitting since she was always one to stop and chat. Sunday, May 5th, 2-4 p.m., on the grassy area between the Beach and the Pool. A celebration of Stevie’s life will also be held this summer at Mara Lake, Sicamous, B.C. Details to follow.

The passing of a loved one, combined with the burden of making the right decisions often leaves a family feeling overwhelmed. We are committed to quality funeral arrangements, peace of mind, dignity and understanding to those we serve through our staff and facilities.



SASH Grad Reunion

Marjorie was born in Kamloops, B.C. and passed peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2013 in the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC. Born to Thomas Joseph Wilcox and Margaret Hamilton Pollock on December 22, 1926. Marjorie was the youngest of nine children who have all predeceased her. Alice (James Millar) Kamloops, Francis (Vi Fiddick) Castlegar, BC; Joseph (Doris Perry), New Westminister, BC; Helen (James Standen), Kamloops, BC; Nora (William Belcham), Little Fort, BC; Albert Seraphim (Olga Shinduke), Vernon, BC; Robert (Eva Bartlett) Salmon Arm, BC; Dorothy (Ronald Bonnett) Oliver, BC;

Marjorie married Joseph Andre Lamarche (predeceased November 10, 2001) on December 29, 1947 in Victoria, BC. Shortly there after they moved to Port Alberni, B.C. to find work and start a family. Their first six children were born in Port Alberni, B.C. before moving to Castlegar, BC in 1960, where the last child was born. Marjorie lived at Castlewood Village for the last six years, where she greatly enjoyed the companionship and comradery of many friends and enjoyed many of their activities. These were very happy years for her. Marjorie will be missed by her Castlewood Family, and we, her family, would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all who supported and enriched her life while living there.


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

Marjorie Agnes (Wilcox) Lamarche

Marjorie was raised in the Louis/Heffley Creek Valley, (near the Sun Peaks Ski Area north of Kamloops, BC) from 1931 to 1944. Her formal education ceased in Grade 5 with the closure of the rural school. Her education continued by correspondence, interrupted by the rigors of farm life, dominated by sheep herding. Mom had an deep affinity with animals, especially dogs and horses, who she considered her best friends while growing up in rural isolation. When Mom was 17 years old, her mother accompanied her to Victoria B.C. to attended High School from 1944 to 1947. Mom considered education a privilege and honour; she was a life long learner and self educated, often termed ‘professor’ by her close friends. She loved history and kept herself abreast of world events. Marjorie loved gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting and spent many hours playing cards with family and friends. As a devote Catholic, Mom’s faith was very important to her and she was a perpetual student of the Bible. St. Rita’s Roman Catholic Parish community was focal in her life and she was a life member of the Catholic Women’s League. She greatly appreciated those who brought her communion on Sundays when she was no longer able to attend Mass.


The family of the late


would like to thank everyone for their calls & cards. A Celebration of his Life will be held on May 19, 2013 between 1pm and 4pm at the Haney House. Please no flowers. Donations can be made to The Haney House


Ron Marchand

the Video Man


AUDREY KENNEDY An Open Invitation to family and friends to join them for a final tribute and fairwell at the Graveside in Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th at 11 a.m. for the late Audrey Kennedy Audrey will be layed to rest with her late husband, Andy Kennedy. This will be followed by an open reception at her daughter’s, Andrea’s farm at 5680 Highway 97 B, Salmon Arm ~ all are welcome. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.


Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD.

JOHN’S SKI SHACK Open Friday to Sunday. 9-4, starting March 17th, Last day March 31st. 10-50% off all stock. Thanks to our customers for their support (250)832-3457 “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

Personals LINDA Moyer (?) Your friends in Cochrane are thinking of you, would like to hear from you. Call 403-932-4092

Lost & Found FOUND: Pedal boat on Shuswap Lake near Anglemont, identify to claim (1-250)9550144 FOUND - peddle boat floating on lake near Anglemont. Identify to claim. 250-955-0144 LOST: Ford keys w/keyless remote on a big brown leather Jacobson Ford key chain at Country Camping, Apr. 26 (250)833-6801 leave message LOST: Husky/Malamute named Luka, pure white with blue eyes, ear tattoo, last seen wearing a harness April 22 out past Harold’s Park area, $250. reward (250)833-8501


Caring and serving families of our community since 1947

André Carelse, Apprentice Funeral Director

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PHONE: (250) 832-2223

To find out more information, or read local obituaries, please visit our website:

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ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Ltd is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: humanresources or fax to: (204)632-8575. Visit us online: for more information. Brodex Industries LTD requires full time machinist mainly Monday to Friday. Some overtime may be required. Competitive wages & benefits. Email resume to or Mail: 3751 Hwy. 97N Quesnel, BC V2J 5Z2 BULLDOG EXCAVATING requires a Class 1 dump truck driver/lowbed operator must have clean drivers abstract and ref’s. Apply by: email: Fax: 250-835-2192 Phone: 250-804-9646 CONCRETE Finisher required, for local company, experience with formwork/finishing a must (250)833-6972 EXPERIENCED alterationist needed at busy downtown shop. Apply in person or call Rafael’s Stitchery (250)8320400 Full or PT Framing carpenters bring resume to 4650 TCH NW at Sandy Pt. Rd. or call 250-803-0148

FULL-TIME line cook needed immediately at Home Restaurant- Sorrento. Apply in person to Doug.

Shuswap Home Repair is seeking a handymen for PT/ FT work depending on abilities, must be honest and trustworthy, pay based on experience, (250)833-9446

Carpenter and Carpenters helpers required for approx. 3mos. work in Celista own transportation a must, min. 2yrs framing & foundation experience, residential construction (1-250)317-6999

WESTERN Human Resources is seeking temp PT employee for nights (Mon-Thur) to support adults with developmental/physical disabilities in 24/7 setting. Required: HSW diploma or equiv; First Aid/CPR; Clear Crim Rec.; Valid class 04 BCDL; NVCI, 3 references. Fax resume/cover letter to: (250)832-0501

CLARK BUILDERS immediately requires Superintendents for the Regina & Saskatoon areas. 5 - 10 years Commercial Construction Experience. Contact us at: 1-877-4166815. Send an Email to: or Fax 1-888-403-3051.

Elite Soccer Training For Girls

Individual or group setting Focusing on skills and development. Offered in June. If interested or for more info Email Jill Flockhart at or call (250)832-5487 HUNTING Firearms Safety courses. C.O.R.E. & P.A.L. required for Hunting/Firearms Licences. Call Trevor Holmes at (250)832-4105


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Employment Business Opportunities A+DRINK SNACK plus Healthy Vending machine Route. Turn Key Business. Invest With Confidence, $4,000 Up. Training and Secured profitable Locations. Limited Must Sell. 1-888-979-8363. BC wholesale distribution firm seeking new products to add to their existing line up. We are currently distributing to approximately 500 retailers throughout BC. If you are interested in working with our company to distribute your products in BC, please reply to Box #14 Vernon Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 1P5 DO BUSINESS in Yukon! 1,831 sq ft prime ground floor retail space on the Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon, next to Starbuck’s. For floor plan/photos, call 1-867-333-9966.

Career Opportunities MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for work-at-home. Train with the top-rated accredited school in Canada. Financing and student loans available. Contact CanScribe today at 1-800-466-1535


ROAD BUILDER – Must be experienced in grades, culvert placement and install, ditching and sloping, and Forestry standard roads. Pay negotiable, full season work with beneďŹ t package. Feller Buncher Operator (Cat Buncher) – Full time Pay negotiable by exp. beneďŹ t package. Please fax resume (1)250-378-4991 or e-mail: kristy@bcclassiďŹ

TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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.

At A&W we offer flexible hours, competitive wages, and a great team! Salmon Arm A&W is looking for hard working, reliable people for full time graveyard shifts from 10 pm to 6 am. Please apply in person or at Apply today – We want to hear from you! An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051. LOOKING for a house cleaner in Salmon Arm Call 250-832-0223

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STORE MANAGER Are you an outgoing, high energy, goal oriented leader with a creative air in visual merchandising? Must have 3+ years experience in women’s fashion. Remuneration based on experience. Above industry standard bonus/reward programs. Please apply by email to


Looking for certified licensed Esthetician/ nail tech to work Perm PT for our Blind Bay Spa location email resumes to: Oil Change Technician/ Customer Service Representative Required for Great Canadian Oil Change. Must have a strong mechanical aptitude and be good with computers. Automotive repair experience or training an asset. Must have a clean neat appearance and work well with the public. Weekend work required. Please call (250)832-1040 or apply in person at 1291 TCHwy SW Salmon Arm


Sawfiler Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing and manufacturing facilities throughout Western Canada. Our commitment to excellence in the forest industry has resulted in significant growth. We are currently seeking a qualified Sawfiler to join our progressive team at our Lavington Division, located in the North Okanagan Region of British Columbia. JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS t$PNQFUJUJWFXBHFT t%FWFMPQNFOUPQQPSUVOJUJFT t0OHPJOHUSBJOJOH t%ZOBNic and challenging environment QUALIFICATIONS t$BSCJEFUJQBOEDVSWFTBXJOHFYQFSJFODF t#FODINBOUJDLFUQSFGFSSFE t8JMMDPOTJEFSDJSDVMBSUJDLFU t1SFWJPVTTBXNJMMFYQFSJFODFXJMMCFDPOTJEFSFEB definite asset Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at and submit your resume by May 9, 2013.





CLARK BUILDERS requires out of town Surveyors. Must have commercial construction experience. Contact us at: 1877-416-6815. Send an Email: or Fax 1-888-403-3051.

P/T mat-leave with potential for long-term reception position in a very busy medical office. MOA experience and computer skills essential. Please send resume to: 195A 1151-10 St. SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1T3

MOA wanted for casual parttime work for busy medical clinic in Salmon Arm. MOA certification preferred, recent experience beneficial. Please provide resume to Mount Ida Medical Centre, Box 1870, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P9

GRAPPLE YARDER Operator & Hooktender team, required immediately! Experienced! Must have a valid driver’s licence, First Aid and be team oriented. Central Vancouver Island. Fax resume to 250871-0208.

SAWMILL Head Rig Operator with grading. Trout Creek is expanding and looking to hire for newly installed custom cut sawmill with temposonic. Head rig operater exp. req. Fax resume to: 250 314-1105 or email:

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Full Time Seasonal Employment available for the Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations Team


** Positions Available Immediately~WELDER ** Applicant must have proven ability in welding aluminum as related to the houseboat industry Applicants may apply by email to Fax to 250-836-4824 Attention HR Manager or drop off your resume at 101 Martin Street, Sicamous, B.C. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. **Please note that these positions are for the Sicamous location at this time.

Salmon Arm Ready Mix Ltd.


171 Shuswap St.


Salmon Arm Ready Mix Ltd. is accepting applications for class 1, and equipment operators. Duties would include but not limited to, ready mix truck, dump truck and pup operation, and equipment operator. Experienced applicants preferred. Competitive wage and benefits offered. Drop resumes off at 2851 - 13th Ave SW, Att: Murray Interviews will follow upon request.

Kindale Developmental Association

Training Leading to Employment Opportunities Kindale is a progressive organization that provides individualized person centered services. If you are compelled to provide quality services, are community focused, enjoy a challenge and are willing to learn and try new things you may be interested in this opportunity. Kindale Developmental Association will be offering the following paid training opportunity to select candidates: Developmental Service Worker This is an established program of training that provides classroom and hands-on supported learning. With the completion and certification, participants will be qualified to positions within Kindale Developmental Association supporting individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. For consideration applicants must be/ have: At least 19 years of age Grade 12 diploma Be in good Health A Class 5 driver’s license Clear criminal record check First Aid certification Available to start May 13, 2013 Please send in a letter of interest to: Samantha Fairweather Residential Options Manager Kindale Developmental Association PO Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Website: Fax 250-546-3053 Email: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

WORKING couple needs housekeeper. N/S, Ref’s req’d.

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.


Dinoflex Group LP – Marketing Coordinator We want you to join our Team‌.. Dinoflex Group is a leader in the “recycled materials’ surfacing industry and are looking for dynamic marketing staff at our Salmon Arm operations. As a member of our Sales & Marketing team you will work to help drive revenue (market share) develop and implement our marketing strategies, promoting our brand and expanding relationships in the flooring market. Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the sales team, using your creative skills along with technical expertise you will be challenged to produce design solutions for various marketing/communication and customer support marketing tools. This includes the creation of sector and service line marketing plans to support the corporate business plan through website design, product manuals, press releases, collateral materials, marketing events, trade shows and product promotions. This position requires a post-secondary degree or diploma in business with a specialization in marketing and/or related discipline and 3+ years experience in marketing. Candidates that possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit and approach each task as an opportunity to learn something new or enhance your skills are preferred. Strong computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint including Publishing & Graphic Design software is required. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced, innovative marketing specialist with good time and project management skills who wants to impact business strategy with their well-informed ideas and strategic thinking. Dinoflex Group offers in-house training, benefits and competitive salaries. To be considered E-mail your cover letter and resume by May 24, 2013 to: or by fax to (800)-305-2109 or mail to Dinoflex Group P.O. Box 3309, Salmon Arm BC V1E 4S1. Dinoflex Group thanks all candidates for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Sun Runner HR Solutions have been engaged for the applicant screening process. Only qualified applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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CLASS 1 driver. Edmonton based company seeks Class 1 Driver to drive Tandem Dump Truck for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. General labour duties included and clean abstract required; or Fax 780-444-9165 or mail to 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton. 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. CONCRETE FORM Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. Clean Class 1 licence required; Email: or Fax: 780-444-9165 or Mail: 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton; 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209.

Fir bark mulch. $25 yard. Old manure $25 yard. We deliver. 250-804-6720

New round wood table with 4 leather chairs $350 Crystal mountain water cooler/cleaning kit $25 3 window air conditioners $25 250-675-0011


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

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Feed & Hay A horse quality orchardgrass, 2nd crop $5 , & 1st crop $4 Al Fritzel (250)832-9070 ALFALFA/grass 1st cut, small squares, 1 rain, good feed, $2/bale J.Lepine (250)832-2962 Excellent 2nd & 3rd crop, grass hay, nutrient analysis avail. 250-546-6158. Hay and straw discounted. Good for horses 250-803-8298 250-832-4160 Shavings or sawdust 150 yard loads.Cedar or Fir.Bark mulch. Delivered. 1 (250)8386630

Pets Chihuahua pups 2m 1f, 1long hair $450 1st deworm ready now (250) 554-4731 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

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Building Supplies Cedar Fir Pine Lumber for sale. Planed or rough all sizes avail. 4650 TCH at Sandy Pt. Rd. Beams and fireplace mantles low prices 250-803-0148

Bale elevator 32’ on wheels gas engine. $350 Swath Turner $100 250-832-2766

Firewood/Fuel Logging truck loads of Birch. Also avail seasoned dry birch pine or fir. cut and split (250)833-6287 (250)835-4364

Furniture Garage Sales 3202 White Lake Rd., May 11/12 10am-5pm Antique furn and misc items indoor Blind Bay huge garage sale at Our Lady Of the Lake Catholic Church Friday May 10th 1-6pm Sat May 11 8am-4pm May 10th & 11th Fri and Sat 8am-4pm collectibles, tools. and Misc 3311 1st Ave NE MOVING sale. Hshold, garden tools & much more. May 11th 8-5 424 Larch St., Chase. Multi family Sat May 11 8am4pm No early birds 6650 46th St NE Lots of stuff Sat May 11 8am-1pm Aspen Grove Strata Near J-Lanes 801 20th St NE SAT MAY 11 8am-2pm inside the Prestige Hotel Salmon Arm. SHUSWAP GARDEN CLUB Spring Plant Sale Sat. May 11th at 2460 Auto Rd SE (Scout Hall), 8am-11am. SOUTH Broadview School gym May 11, 9 a.m.-noon. Tables $15. (250)832-2167 United Church Men’s Club Fundraiser, Garage Sale Saturday May 11, Okanagan & 5th St. SE 8am-2pm

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 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

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SAUNARAY 2 SEATER. FAR Infrared sauna. $2400. SaunaRay 2 seater. Allergy free Basswood 48” X 39”x73” (250)832-0046 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: TRAMPOLINE, Klingerman piano, 32” Sony TV, hideabed couch, stand up brass mirror (250)832-1199

PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

65” Hitachi rear projection tv. hdtv monitor, too big for trailer. $500. phone: 250-832-2168 or email

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

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

True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030

WANTED: Filing cabinets four drawer, letter size. Call Peter at 250-515-3250.


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Musical Instruments UPRIGHT Heinzman piano (250)832-9256


Pet Services

Pet Services

PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Appointments necessary.

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

Garden & Lawn

Merchandise for Sale

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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

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

We Deliver

250-260-0110 or 804-3030

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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

Misc. for Sale

15’ fiberglass & aluminum canoe, 3’ beam, good cond. brick red, $300. (250)675-5328

$100 & Under

FRAMUS 5-string resonator banjo, mint condition with hard shell case.$350 ALLAN and Heath 12 Channel mixer, high-end British built, lots of effects. $400

May 11/12 Antique furn sale 3202 White Lake Rd. 10am5pm

1980 Suzuki 400 Motorbike $1500 OBO 29 Gal Fishtank with 4 blackskirt Tetras 1 bottom feeder. $70 250-832-9315 2004 AWD Subaru 4dr. Sd. 14ft Zebac Inflatable w/trailer Equipped for down rigger fishing. Don. 250-675-2472 20’ American shuffle board, solid wood $1000., Arctic snow plow $2000., Weider weight bench $50., (250)2530509 45Gal food grade plastic and steel barrels 6 different types to choose from. 250-833-4963

Canoe 16’ fiberglass Frontiersman, good cond. incl. 3 laminated paddles + 2 PFD’s sizes L+ XL $100 Boat Rack heavy Duty, Galv, Pipe, fits long box pick up bottom plate 8’ height adj. $120

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$400 & Under

Merchandise for Sale


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Apt/Condos for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

1BDRM. near new condo, quiet pet ok, top floor of 4plex, park near door, priv. & level entry, wide doorways, adults, bus stop 2blocks away $145,500. (1-250)558-9949

1BDRM. apartment, close to down town, adults, NS, NP, references req.(250)833-6855

Mobile Homes & Pads

Shared Accommodation

2BDRM Broadview Villa’s, suitable 1/2 people, $800/mo. $400 DD. (250)832-9603

WIFI, movie theatre, pool table, pet friendly, cheap STORAGE avail., (250)833-1497

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. Cambridge Court, 5appl. a/c, NP, NS, covered parking, avail. June 1, $730/mo. incl heat & hot water (250)833-1050 1BDRM new, W/D quiet pet OK, adults, private entrance, 1070 1st SE (250)833-2129 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, $795/mo. across from McGuire Lake in S.A. ref. & DD req. (250)546-3066 (250)546-1970 2BDRM avail May 15, freshly painted, NS, NP, kids welcome $750/mo + util. 191 4th St. SE (250)804-9627 BACHELOR ste downtwn Salmon Arm N/S, Sat TV, util. coin Ldry. $575. Call 604-8354111

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. $207,000. Call (250)832-6765

Lots LAKEVIEW 3.85 Acres, 3 possible building sites, drilled well & driveway, hydro/phone at lot line, fishing & ATV heaven. 10 min to golf course at Blind Bay, 20 min to Salmon Arm $135,000 (250)835-8888

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.

BRIGHT 2 bdrm apt. available June 1. Central loc. Mature adults. Pet negotiable. $795/mo. Phone 250833-1501

Bright, spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated. Includes F/S, DW, A/C, H/W & HEAT, NS, NP. Available May 1st $720 & $825/mo respectively (250)803-1694


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 Rent To Own HILLCREST exec. fmly home. 4 bed/3 bath, quiet cul-de-sac, close to schools, dbl garage, RV park, private fenced yard $13,000 down pmt, rent $2100. plus option. Chris (250)546-9067

Apt/Condo for Rent


MARA: 3bdrm. 2bath double wide, 6appl., B/I vac, skylights, new floors, roof & plumbing, creekside, mt. views, $900/mo. + DD (250)838-7670

SECURE storage 8’x12’ sheds ready to rent $65/mo. (250)835-4430 (250)515-1566

Homes for Rent

1Bdrm in newer subdivision. level entry prefer single person NS NP DD Util incl. $700/mo Avail Jun 1 250-517-0366 1Bdrm Own entrance, parking and covered patio. Newer Full Size appl’s W/D, cable, util incl. Great uptown location N/S $750. (250)832-9341 1BDRM. w/o suite, util, wifi, satelite incl., all appl, 8km from SA $650/mo. (250)832-7809 Avail June 1st 2BDRM suite, priv. ent., utils. & cable inc., near schools & rec centre. $950/mo., avail. now (250)832-8550 BIG 1Bdrm all incl, W/D in suite, prefer elderly tenant $750/mo. (250)832-4763 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

2Bdrm semi-Lakeshore home in Beautiful Blind Bay. 20 min. from SA Bright open floor plan, can be semi-furn. NS NP suited to quiet single or mature couple Long term tenants preferred $875/mo Refs req 250832-3303 2 BED/1 bath bright open mobile in Broadview. 6 appl., fenced yard. NS $950. + util. Avail. June 1 (250)803-4337 BEAUTIFUL 3 bdrm 2 bath home, lake views, close to amenities, 5 appl, newly reno’d, large yard with shop. $1550 + dd and utilites, ref req’d. Call 250-463-4670 BLIND BAY 3 bed, den, 2 full baths, 2 gas f/p, 5 appl, + air cond., lakeview, util not incl, N/P, N/S, $1450. per mth. June 1 or sooner. (250)6753333 Clean 2Bdrm N Broadview WD NS no Dogs Avail May 15 $900 + util 250-833-1459 Lovely old 2Bdrm. on 1 acre in town. Prefer couple that will maintain yard. $1050 + Util DD req’d 250-832-2034

DANBURY MANOR 791 Okanagan Ave. 2bdrm. $800. avail. May 1st, NS, NP, Call Robin (250)833-5458

SA Lg. 3Bdrm 1.5 bath on acreage New appl W/D Private Patio NS NP Suits couple. $1100mo plus 1month DD Ref’s

LAKEVIEW MANOR Beautiful unfurnished and fully furn. Apts. Viewing Shuswap Lake & McGuire Park. Close to all amenities in quiet adult NS, NP building. Avail 1 Bdrm + study (furnished) $795 + Hydro Avail June 1. Bachelor (furnished) $700 + Hydro *Short term rates avail. Ref’s req’d 250-833-9148

UNIQUE, architectural 1600 sq. ft. 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl. in Hillcrest area. Large windows & balcony feature amazing view in treed setting, privacy. NS NP DD, ref’s. $1295. 250-832-2163 email

Misc for Rent 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo, close to amenities 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house Overlooking SA Bay

Call AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

1bdrm across from City Hall. Adults, N/S, pets negot., refs req’d $690/mo. Phone: 250833-0420, 250-253-0606

Suites, Lower

Suites, Upper 2Bdrm condo. BRIGHT. In town. NS NP DW. In suite laundry Bright $800 June 1st 250-833-2717 250-832-5288 3BDRM., 1.5bath, $800/mo + $250/mo. for utilitites. Incl water, gas, power, sat. tv, garbage p/u. NS, 10 min from SA, avail. Now (250)832-5376 Hillcrest home 3Bdrm finished bsmt. incl all Appl’s WD No dogs $1350/mo + Util Avail June 1. 250-803-2792


Homes for Rent

Lakeside Realty Ltd.

Homes for Rent


3 Bedrm., 2 Bath House F/S, W/D, NS. 3111 Cedar Drive, Blind Bay

2 Bedrm. 2 Bath, Condo Downtown F/S, W/D, NS/NP. #6-120 Harbourfront, Salmon Arm 2 Bedrm., 2 Bath Main Floor F/S, Dishwasher 2523 Centennial, Blind Bay

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

2 Bedrm., 3.5 Bath Lakefront Townhouse 6 appl., NS/NP. #5 -7260 Celista Landing, Celista








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





4 Bedrm., 2 Bath House





2 Bedrm. + Den, 1 Bath Basement Suite util incl. $ F/S, W/D, NS/NP. 2517 Forest Drive, Blind Bay 800/mo.


All for only

plus GST




per month OAC




3BDRM., 2bath, close to college 4appl., NS, pets neg. $1250/mo. (250)803-1960 Sorrento great location 2Bdrm 2 outdoor patios dble garage new appliances Suit quiet couple or single $800/mo + util NS 250-804-5366

3 Bedrm., 2 Bath F/S, NS/NP 2748 Tranquille Place, Blind Bay

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Modular Homes

F/S, W/D, 2478 Ridgeview Place, Blind Bay



Merry Anderson 250-833-2799 MANAGING BROKER


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Auto Financing


Trucks & Vans

SUZUKI Marauder, 250 cc., 1999, 30,000 km. excellent cond. $1100. (250)833-5595

GMC SIERRA 1500, 2002 4X4 pick-up. Ext. cab, 5.3L V8. Clean, reliable, well maint., no accidents, full load, heated leather seats, A/C, CD, AM/FM., remote start, on star cap., rocker panels, nerf bars, box rails. $8750. O.B.O. Call Steve-oh eve. (250) 804-1728

Off Road Vehicles WANTED: semi-aggressive female rider wants person/s to quad with (250)463-2905


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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Cars - Domestic 1994 FORD MUSTANG 2 dr. 6 cyl. Manual. $3,200 OBO. 1992 CAMRY WAGON 4 cyl. seats 7, automatic. $1,200 OBO. Phone 832-1362 2006 Buick Lucerne, 122,000km, leather, loaded $9500. (1-778)809-2173

1988 Ford F-250 truck/camper, 286,731 km, 5.8L engine, 10,000 lbs, U-Haul hitch, elec. brake sys, 3 storage trestles, well maintained, 2 sets of tires $5000. (250)832-3952 1995 25’ travelaire 5th Wheel w/slide. Hitch incl. Exc Cond $5900 OBO 250-832-5232 1995 Xplorer 10’ camper, fridge, stove, forced air furnace, bathroom, awning, N/S bed, power jacks, new batteries $6250. obo (250)832-9256 2006 Triple e Topaz Trailer, 32’, 2 push outs, winter pkg, flat screen TV incl. Excellent condition. $19,900 OBO. 250-320-8984 2010 Dutchman by Thor, 25’ travel trailer, Honda generator 3000. Mint condition $14,000.obo (250)832-4763 25’ travel trailer, 2005 Forest River Flagstaff 25D, $9275., ex. cond., very clean, lots of storage. Call for more details or to view (250)804-5052 28’ ITASCA Motorhome, low mileage with towable Honda Accord and Tow bar Full package for $9800 250-832-7564 32ft. Airstream Trailer. $3250 Firm. 250-832-6605 2851 30st NE Salmon Arm

Trucks & Vans

2007 Subaru Outback 106,000kms Auto 2.5 L Engine AWD Summer and winter tires on rims, ski box bike carrier trailer hitch $16,000 250-832-6765

1991 Ford Van Explorer 4x4 New starter. Good winter tires $900 Runs well. Some rust 250-832-8286 1995 Ford F150 short box super cab $2500. (250)253-0509 GMC SIERRA 1500, 2002 4X4 pick-up. Ext. cab, 5.3L V8. Clean, reliable, well maint., no accidents, full load, heated leather seats, A/C, CD, AM/FM., remote start, on star cap., rocker panels, nerf bars, box rails. $8750. O.B.O. Call Steve-oh eve. (250) 804-1728

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Cars - Sports & Imports

WANTED to buy: Newer 4x4, ext. cab p/u truck, good shape, low kms (250)253-0862

Utility Trailers Utility Trailer $500. New 15” tires with heavy duty springs. 4’x6’ with 24” sides and new wiring. 402 Oak Ave, Sicamous. 250-836-3569

Boat Accessories SUNSTREAM FL6012 Hydraulic Floating Boat Lift. Solar powered, 6000lb cap. $9500. Call or email Jim 604-8426938

Vista 256 dual avail.

SAILBOAT, 19’ daysailer w/cabin, retractable keel, trailer, 4HP outboard $3500. obo (250)832-8462


Legal Notices REPAIRER’S LIEN ACT Whereas,

Alvin Neufeld & Shangguan Holdings is indebted to Valid Manufacturing Ltd. for repair’s on a 2007 GMC C5500 VIN: 1GDE5E3937F420191 There is presently an amount due and owing of $69,443.37 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of May, 2013 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold.

Legal Notices


You Deserve the Home of Your Dreams

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of ANN CHRISTINA CASTLE, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Administrator on or before June 1, 2013, after which date the Administrator will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. CINDY DERKAZ, Administrator 891 8th Ave NE Salmon Arm BC V1E 4A7 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE:

Boats 2000 FourWinns 24 ‘ cabin cruiser. $25,900. hrs, Volvo Penta 5.0L prop. Sleeps 4, slip (250)832-0046

Legal Notices

The Estate of LYDIA HARDER, deceased, formerly of #104 - 851 - 5th Avenue S.W., Salmon Arm, in the Province of British Columbia.

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of LYDIA HARDER are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, DOROTHY MAY McINTOSH and GEORGE KEITH HARDER, c/o 51 - 3rd Street N.E., P.O. Box 67, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 4N2, on or before May 31, 2013, after which date the Executors will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Executors: DOROTHY MAY McINTOSH and GEORGE KEITH HARDER Solicitor: Kathryn M. Vennard BROOKE, JACKSON, DOWNS LLP 51 - 3rd Street N.E. P.O. Box 67 Salmon Arm, B.C V1E 4N2

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Everyone deserves a beautiful place they can call home. Shuswap real estate agents firmly believe in that and will strive to make it happen for you and your family. Check out their ads in our real estate section and call any of them today and make your dreams come true! 171 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm 250-832-2131


Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Canadian Pacific Railway Company of Calgary, Alberta, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region - Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication office, for road crossing purposes covering unsurveyed Crown land adjacent to section 16, Township 22, Range 7, W6M, Kamloops Division Yale District (KDYD) situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Sicamous. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3412682. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St, Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until May 18, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date, Please visit our website - Search - Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional office.

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Sacred circle (Clockwise from top right) First Nations grass dancer Tyler Jensen takes part in an inter-tribal dance at the Sacred Circle 24 Hour Drum held Friday noon to Saturday at the Sullivan campus of Salmon Arm Secondary; Metis cultural ambassador Beverley Lambert teaches jigging; Blair George gives his son Damien a hug while listening to the drumming.

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Famous Quotes for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world. Many countries and cultures choose to celebrate Mother’s Day in March, April or May. Though the Mother’s Day many people know today dates back a little more

than a century, historians note that ancient Romans kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of the Gods. In addition, Europe has several traditions aimed at honoring mothers that date back quite a while. One of the traditions

Mother’s Day May 12

associated with the current Mother’s Day is to give Mom a gift. Some people only give their own mothers and wives gifts, while others extend their generosity to sisters with children, mothers-inlaw and even grandmothers. Chances are, over the years Mom’s gifts have run the gamut, from a homemade treasure kids made in elementary school to jewelry from hubby to breakfast in bed. For those who

want to add a literary tilt to their Mother’s Day gift this year, consider including any of the following motherly quotes when preparing a gift Mom won’t soon forget. * “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” - Lin Yutang, Chinese writer * “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” - Abraham Lincoln, 16th President

Take Mom to Tea

High Tea Sunday May 26th • 1-3 pm $25 per person

Tickets Available at

Touch A’ Texas • Crazy River Clothing • Or call the Village

751 Hwy. 97B NE 832-5243

of the United States of America * “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, American author * “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” - Irish proverb * “All women become like their mothers. That is their

tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” - Oscar Wilde, Irish poet * “If I was damned of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine.” Rudyard Kipling, in his poem “Mother O’ Mine” * “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” - Honore de Balzac, French playwright

Treat Mom to a ‘Home’ Cooked Meal! Veal Champignon Dinner $ 12.99 Seniors $10.99

Turkey Dinner With all the trimmings $ 13.99 • Seniors $10.99 Specials include homemade dinner rolls & made from scratch coffee cake!

Top of the Hill, Salmon Arm 250-832-9991


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Give the gift of green for Mother’s Day

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Mom may appreciate chocolate or flowers. But for children who want to offer her something a little more special -- especially for their ecoconscious moms -- there are a number of different gift options to make Mom’s big day as eco-friendly as it is enjoyable. An eco-friendly gift for Mom is a gift that keeps on giving. When you jot down your gift idea list, think about adding these “green” gifts. * Make a basket of gardening gear. Garden plants and supplies are perhaps the greenest gifts to give Mom. Plants are so plentiful and varied that there are bound to be ideal flowers or greenery for every mother’s tastes. Compile different gardening essentials, such as seeds or seedlings, organic soil mix, mulch, all-natural compost, and a few different planting containers. You can also include gardening gloves and ergonomic tools made of recycled materials. Finish the gift with the inclusion of a book that describes different garden designs and gives tips for beginners. * Dine at a local restaurant. Many families take Mom out for a meal on her special day. To make the experience eco-friendly, select among restaurants that are close to home in the area. Explore the possibilities of restaurants that may serve foods made with local, organic ingredients. If you cannot find such a restaurant, do not worry, just choose a local establishment to conserve fuel. * Pay for a car tune-up. Improving the gas mileage on Mom’s car is one gift that can be environmentally friendly. According to the United States Department of Energy, keeping a car in shape can help save money and improve fuel economy. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve Mom’s gas mileage by as much as 40 percent. Also, be sure to have her car tires properly inflated. She can be losing gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in all four tires. Getting an oil change with the recommended grade of motor oil is another gas mileage improvement measure. * Purchase eco-friendly kitchen items. It may be a major faux pas to give Mom an appliance or a new vacuum for Mother’s Day. However, if your mother is an avid cook or baker, she may appreciate some new mixing bowls or utensils made from recycled materials. If Mom is the consummate entertainer, get her new glass tumblers and sipping straws made from recycled glass. They are perfect for serving cocktails and outdoor entertaining.

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Annual Hanging Basket Event

Saturday, May 11 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Show Mom how much you love her by making an extra special basket that she will cherish all summer long. We supply all the plants, growing medium, helpful hints and instructions. Must be 16 years of age or under. Register early. Space is limited.


$ 00

12” HANGING BASKET Reg. Retail $39.99



97 10 00 $


Sale ends May 12th.


11 am-2 pm

Proceeds to NOSBIS

’ Sunday, May 12th

HoT Side ■ Pancakes ■ Bacon & Sausage lUNCH iTeMS Grilled Salmon ■ Pasta & Vegetables ■ Roasted Red Potatoes ■




child 10 & under


$ 95 ■ ■

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child 5 & under

Scrambled eggs Traditional eggs Benny

Chicken Parmesan Roasted Vegetables Basmati Rice

deSSeRT Assorted dessert Buffet ■ Special plated dessert for Mothers ■



Cold Side ■ Prawn Cocktail ■ olives & Pickles ■ devilled eggs ■ Tossed Salad ■ Fresh Fruit Platter ■ Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad ■ Assorted Rolls, Muffins, Croissants, Cinnamon Buns

plus applicable taxes

SAGC Gift Cards available for Moms who love to golf!

Reservations Recommended 250.832.3773 Seatings at 10AM and 1PM.

1771 - 10TH AVENUE SW, SALMON ARM, BC • 250 832-8424 HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30-6:00 • SATURDAY 9:00-5:00 • SUNDAY 10:00-4:00

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Mother’s Day May 12 LOG n’ HEARTH RESTAURANT

Mother’s Day

Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course

Happy Mother’s Day! FRESH BOUQUETS GIFT CARDS, POTTED PLANTS CAKES, BALLOONS and as always ... friendly, helpful staff.

Celebrating More Than Moms on Mother’s Day

Every spring individuals celebrate their mothers on Mother’s Day. It has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. Therefore, if there is a woman in one’s life who isn’t a biological mother -- but special nonetheless -- Mother’s Day can be a time to tell her how much she is appreciated. There are many reasons a person may want to honor a woman that is not his or her mother. Perhaps the person’s own mother has passed away or is not prominent in this individual’s life. Maybe there is a grandmother or aunt with whom one is especially close. There may be a teacher or mentor that has touched the life of a person in a special way. Although Mother’s Day is built around giving thanks to Mom, it’s certainly acceptable to thank women in addition to dear old Mom. Furthermore, one needn’t wait until a specific day in May to honor a notable woman. This can be done all year long with certain gestures and sentiments. For those who are celebrating all women on Mother’s Day, here are some ways to set the day apart. * Create a handmade card with personalized sentiments that reflect the unique relationship with this special woman. This can mean more than a prepurchased card that may not offer the right words. * Find out her interests and spend a day doing entirely what she wants to do. It doesn’t necessarily have to take place on Mother’s Day. A trip to a museum or a day at the park -- whatever it may be -- can be a nice outing. * Treat her to a special dinner. Ask about favorite foods and create a meal at home. If dining out is a must, choose a day other than Mother’s Day to avoid the crowds and have intimate moments with just the two of you, especially if you are also honoring your own mother on Mother’s Day. * Find something you both enjoy and then go and do that. Maybe you met up due to a hobby or interest. Remember the first day you met and reminisce by heading to that place for a celebration. * Have an extended family fiesta. Host a Mother’s Day party at home and single out all the special women in attendance. Serve cocktails and enjoy the time spent together. Mother’s Day is a special time of the year to honor not only a person’s mom but also any other notable woman in his or her life. The holiday can be customized any way a person sees fit.

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Munro’s Flowers & Gifts


+ Tax

Sunday, May 12 starting at 11 am

We’ve got Gifts for Mom!

• Flowers • Giftware • Plants • Jewelry and more!

(250) 675-4411

530 Trans Canada Hwy FAMILY RESTAURANT

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(Seniors $25.95)

Reservations Recommended Centenoka Park Mall 250-832-8086

Brunch $1995


Happy Mother’s Day

1250 Trans Can. Hwy. (Sorrento)

Dine with us on

Mother’s Day

250-675-3552 T.C.Hwy, Sorrento (next to Petro Can)

171 Hudson Avenue - Downtown Salmon Arm - 833-5541

Free Luncheon & Open House Saturday, May 11

Donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank Warmly Encouraged!

Treat Mom to lunch courtesy of Arbor Lodge!

Luncheon sponsored by Lakeside Medical Supplies,

12 to 2 pm

Call to reserve ~ Seating is limited

Arbor Lodge is accepting applications for residence. Sign up this weekend and receive a FREE TV!

Shoppers Drug Mart, Sears and Arbor Lodge.


250-833-3585 331 8 Street SE Salmon Arm


Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Swap event seeks shoes for charity re-sale What’s lurking in your closet? She Shoe Swaps will happily accept donations of ladies’ gently used (or new) shoes, boots and bags for a huge one day re-sale.  Donor’s names are put in a draw for a num-

ber of prizes including a night at the movies donated by the Salmar, a gift certificate from A Flower Shop and a gift certificate from Shuswap Bliss. Donations can be dropped off to RBC, Sears at the Mall at Pic-

cadilly or the offices of Brooke, Jackson, Downs until 4 p.m. Friday, May 10. The one-day shoe sale will be held at the Mall at Piccadilly in the former kitchen store (across from Sport Chek) on Sat-

urday May 11. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m.  All proceeds will be divided between two charities: the SAFE Society (Women’s Shelter) and the Shuswap Community Foundation (Rosemarie’s Fund). As the

costs of putting on the event are paid out of the organizers’ pockets, every cent will be given to charity. The event was started last year in memory of Rosemarie Vennard, a wonderful woman who would always think

about others and how to help out a friend. Vennard died in February, 2012 and her daughter Kathryn wanted to make sure that her “can do” attitude continued to be shared.  A fund was created at the Community Foun-

dation in her memory for good works in and around Salmon Arm. The first-ever She Shoe Swaps was held in June 2012 earned an amazing $1,500.  The organizers are hoping for even bigger and better this year.

MAY 2013

GENERAL ELECTION Remember to Vote. Tuesday, May 14 is General Voting Day. Bring Identification Under the Election Act, voters must prove their identity and residential address in order to receive a ballot or register to vote in conjunction with voting in a provincial general election or by-election. Voters may present identification, or use a process known as vouching. Some acceptable types of identification and information on the vouching process are found below.

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This card tells you where you can vote in the 2013 Provincial General Election. Take it with you when you go vote. If you do not have this card, visit the Elections BC website at, or call 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free).


App for iPhones and Download our iPads to find a voting location near you. BC Has More Ways to Vote All voters can: Vote in any district electoral office from now until 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on General Voting Day, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Vote by Mail You can ask for a Vote by Mail package from your district electoral office or through the Elections BC website at Vote at advance voting Voters can attend any advance voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11. All advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible. Vote on General Voting Day Voters can attend any general voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), Tuesday, May 14, 2013. How to Vote • Choose only one candidate. • Mark your ballot with an or


Who Can Vote? You can vote if you are: • 18 years of age or older, or will be 18 on General Voting Day (May 14, 2013) • a Canadian citizen, and • a resident of British Columbia for the past six months You can Register When You Vote If you aren’t already registered, you can register when you vote. You will need identification that proves both your identity and current residential address.

Option 1 A single document issued by the Government of BC or Canada that contains the voter’s name, photograph and residential address, such as a BC driver’s licence, BC Identification Card (BCID), or BC Services Card. Option 2 A Certificate of Indian Status as issued by the Government of Canada. Option 3 Two documents that together show the voter’s name and residential address. Both documents must show the voter’s name. At least one of the documents must also contain the voter’s residential address. Please note: Digital or electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) are acceptable. Hand-written information on a document, photocopies or electronic scans/photos of a paper document are not acceptable. The following are examples of the document types authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer for the purposes of voter identification (the list of documents is illustrative, not exhaustive). Other specific documents (not listed below) may be authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer. For questions about the acceptability of a specific document, please contact Elections BC. Government-issue identity document Examples: healthcare card, birth certificate, Social Insurance Card, passport, citizenship document/certificate, Old Age Security Identification Card, Canadian Forces identification, Firearm Acquisition Certificate, firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence, Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification Card, Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification Card.

Other documents examples • • • • • • • • • • •

Provincial Where to Vote card Bank/credit card or statement Residential lease/mortgage statement Insurance statement Public transportation pass Utility bill Membership card Hospital bracelet/document Prescription medication container Attestation of residence Personal cheque (printed by bank)

Option 4 Voters without identification can be vouched for by a voter in their electoral district who has identification, or a direct family member or someone who has legal authority to make personal care decisions for the voter. Future Voters Elections BC encourages you to bring your children with you when you vote. Show tomorrow’s voters how our electoral process works. Any Questions? For more information visit Elections BC’s website at or call toll-free 1-800-661-8683.


Get our App for iPhones and iPads to find the closest voting place and for information you need to vote. Or, contact your district electoral office. Kamloops-South Thompson 102-1967 E Trans-Canada Hwy Kamloops, BC (250) 314-6013

Shuswap 315 Ross St NE Salmon Arm, BC (250) 833-7400

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Other government-issue document Examples: property tax assessment, income tax assessment notice, government cheque, government cheque stub, statement of employment insurance benefits paid, Canada Child Tax Benefit Statement, statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits, statement of Old Age Security. School/college/university-issue document Examples: admissions letter, report card, transcript, residence acceptance/confirmation, tuition/fees statement, student card. 1-800-661-8683 TTY 1-888-456-5448

Salmon Arm Observer, May 08, 2013  

May 08, 2013 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer