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Martial arts action: Angelina Ingenhaag from Salmon Arm takes a roundhouse kick from Sicamous fighter Armando Gamotan, under the watchful eye of referee Ian Rushworth, during a match at the Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament held Saturday at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. Photo by James Murray

Kyllo announces resignation from council

Politics: MLA’s move paves the way for a September byelection. By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo continues to hold a seat on Sicamous council, but not for much longer. Kyllo told the Eagle Valley News Monday he intended to resign his councillor’s seat within the next week.

“I’m going to be far too busy with provincial matters to resume my duties as a councillor for Sicamous,” he said. “I can not give my fair attention to both, so I will be stepping down.” Last week, Sicamous council made a decision against extending Kyllo’s leave of absence until Jan. 1, 2014, a move which put the next step back in Kyllo’s court. It would be perfectly legal for him to continue to do both jobs, however, Kyllo’s announcement that he will resign will prompt a byelection. Kyllo took a leave of absence from April 18 to May 15 to conduct his successful run in the provincial election.

Kyllo said his decision to request the extended leave was to potentially provide Sicamous council with an option to save the costs of a byelection. “Clearly with the results of the vote, council is giving me direction that they want to see a byelection and now that this has given me instructions as to their position, I can give my resignation.” Ironically, council’s vote on a motion to support the request was defeated as a result of a tie, with Mayor Darrell Trouton and Couns. Terry Rysz and Don Richardson in favour, and Couns. See Council on page 2

It’s official: MLA Greg Kyllo signs his oath of office with Premier Christy Clark and Craig James, Clerk of the BC Legislature looking on. Photo contributed


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Latin moves: Parkview Elementary students Ben Whibley, Teyva Greer, Mr. Hagel, Maya Sims, Wyatt Dale and Sara Spence-Ellis had a great time swinging their hips and moving their arms to Latininspired music recently as they worked their way through a Zumba class instructed by Lisa-Marie Martin Patterson. Dance is a requirement of the Ministry of Education fine arts program. Photo by

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Fred Busch, Charlotte Hutchinson and Joan Thomson opposed. A memo from district administrator Heidi Frank listed the pros and cons of approving Kyllo’s request. On the plus side, it would have saved the district the $10,000 cost of a byelection (allowing the funds to be used on other projects) and save municipal staff and council both time and resources. Trouton later added that with the councillor’s remuneration not being paid to Kyllo, the district would stand to save $24,000 total. Deputy manager of corporate services Mary Geall noted that if the district holds another byelection, it will have had three elec-

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tions in four years. Countering the cost savings, Frank stated a byelection would be expected by the public and there are already at least four citizens who have expressed interest in running. As well, the district would only have six council members for over an 18-month period until the next general election in November 2014. This increased the potential for deadlock votes. Busch, Hutchinson and Thomson were all uncomfortable with Kyllo’s request. Hutchinson questioned whether or not Kyllo could “serve two masters.” Trouton said, however, that legally it’s possible for Kyllo to be an MLA and hold a seat on council.

“How the heck can you do that, I would just like to know?” asked Hutchinson. For Richardson and Rysz, the opportunity to save the district money appeared to

with Terry, maybe we need to form our coalition and cohesiveness a lot better…” Thomson said that if Kyllo were to resign, it’s unlikely the district would be able to hold

Of course we would love to have seven (councillors), and it makes it a lot nicer and cleaner process... Darrell Trouton Mayor

help sway their decisions. “I had the same concerns as Charlotte; however, in the scheme of things, we don’t need another big bunch of expenses, and I agree

June 29 - Parkview School Playground Craft Fair Fundraiser. Will be in the arena during the Show n’ Shine from 10am to 4pm. Call Kathy at 250-836-3267 or Parkview School at 250-836-2871 for information. Mondays - June 24 - Zumba Classes. 7:15 - 8:15 pm. To register or for more info contact Recreation and Wellness #250-836-2477 or Tuesdays - June 18 - Yoga Basics. 5:30 - 6:45 pm. To register or for more info contact Recreation and Wellness #250-836-2477 or July 8 - August 26 - Registration now open for Zumba Classes at Whib’s Gym, Mondays 6:30-7:30pm -to register or for more info contact Recreation and Wellness phone #250-836-2477 or email recreation@ July 9 - August 27 - Registration now open for Outdoor Yoga Classes at Beach Park, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm -to register or for more info contact Recreation and Wellness phone #250-836-2477 or email Registration now open for Summer Day Camp Kidz Mon-Fri July and August -to register or for more info contact Recreation and Wellness phone #250-836-2477 or email Registration now open for Swim Lessons July 15-Aug 23 -to register or for more info contact Recreation and Wellness phone #250-836-2477 or email

the byelection until September, saving the some of his remuneration. She noted council already budgeted to hold the byelection this year. Trouton said he

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would be happy which ever way council voted. “Of course we would love to have seven (councillors), and it makes it a lot nicer and cleaner process. I think the community would like us to have seven,” said Trouton. “There’s going to be some controversy over it. On the other hand, we’re sitting here trying to find $2,000 to fix the ball fields, and here we are saying we’ll save $24,000 if we get through this. It’s a tough one on both sides and I’m happy with whatever you guys are happy with.” After the deadlocked vote that defeated the motion, Trouton commented, “and this is the reason maybe why we need a byelection.”

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SLIPP committee members opt to move ahed with project Eagle Valley News

SLIPP may not be sliding away, after all. Environmentalists were concerned the Shuswap Lake Environmental Planning Process (SLIPP) would disappear beneath the waves of criticism and contention at the end of this final year of a three-year pilot project. Concerns were heightened with the recent release of a draft water-quality report based on 2011 data that reveals the lake is deteriorating – particularly in Salmon Arm Bay. At a SLIPP steering committee meeting held June 10 in Sicamous, members agreed in principle to recommend the Thompson-Nicola, Columbia Shuswap and North Okanagan Regional Districts continue to work together on water quality and safety issues in the Shuswap watershed in 2014 and beyond. The project has faced criticism on several fronts over the past two years. Chief among them for the funding partners has been realizing concrete value for the dollars they’ve contributed, as well as who has has borne the larger share of the funding. The steering committee’s recommendation is subject to the completion of a new governance model and

detailed discussions on cost-sharing, funding approvals and a comprehensive work plan later this year. “I am really happy to see an agreement in principle to move SLIPP, in some form, down the road,” says Paul Demenok, CSRD South Shuswap director and newly appointed steering committee chair. “We were unanimous in support of the program in terms of water quality, both monitoring and remediation.”

effluent both from runoff and the Salmon River, the sewage treatment plant, the shallow depth of the bay and the lack of water circulation are factors. “I think the people of Salmon Arm should be concerned for the long-term quality of Salmon Arm Bay,” he says. “The reason the water-quality monitoring is so important is the final results will enable us to very accurately pinpoint the sources of pollution in Salmon Arm and

I believe the water quality monitoring program... will give everyone a very good picture of the conditions and the sources of pollution into the lake. Paul Demenok New chairperson of SLIPP

“I believe the water quality monitoring program, when completed, will give everyone a very good picture of the conditions and the sources of pollution into the lake,” he said, noting the information will form the basis of future plans and initiatives to remediate and improve water quality. “There have been detrimental changes to the water quality in Salmon Arm (Bay) due to a variety of factors.” Demenok says data indicates agricultural

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across the lake.” Demenok encourages residents to attend educational open houses that will be held in August. “It’s important that we educate the public about the good work SLIPP is doing,” he says. “it’s our drinking water reservoir and a fundamental pillar of economic well-being.” Demenok describes SLIPP as an innovative initiative in which several partners can work together to effect change.

“The reason I accepted the chair is I want to get some things done,” he says, reiterating the fact SLIPP has no involvement with enforcement. “SLIPP has been unfairly criticized; let’s get over that and get some things done.” While saluting the committee for continuing to support SLIPP, Shuswap Water Action Team (SWAT) president Ray Nadeau points to the Okanagan Basin Water Board that was formed 40 years ago to clean up the Okanagan watershed. He says tremendous improvements have since been made in Okanagan water quality, but the board has issued a warning of new and very serious water threats from invasive species coming to both the Okanagan and Shuswap watersheds. “I believe it’s an appropriate time for SLIPP to be remodelled into to a permanently funded Shuswap Watershed Board,” Nadeau says. “Previous surveys clearly showed the majority of the watershed public would be supportive.”


By Barb Brouwer

PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act and the Community Charter, NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the District of Sicamous will hold a PUBLIC HEARING in Council Chambers, District Office, 446 Main Street, Sicamous, B.C. on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. to consider the following applications Seasonal Temporary Use Permits relating to the upcoming Summer Stomp and Burnout. Proposal: To enhance and encourage economic and tourism activities within the community, while the establishment of a Camping and RV Park is explored, it is proposed that a Seasonal Temporary Use Permit be considered for certain properties adjacent to or nearby the District Wastewater Treatment Plant and Green Space Park facility at which the proposed Stomp event will take place, to allow short term temporary self-contained RV parking use on property at 1721 Hillier Road East. Property Lot 2 – Main Event Site Owner: District of Sicamous Civic Address: 1450 Solsqua Sicamous Road Legal: Lot 2, Plan 28395 Area: 11.753 ha (29.03 acres) Present land use: Wastewater Treatment Plant, Public Works Yard, Green Space Park Area Proposed Use: It is proposed that the subject property be used to accommodate the main stage, support equipment, those wishing to camp with tents only, first aid, mixed non-profit and for-profit vendor tables/tents, portable public facilities, and limited vehicle activity except for security and first aid four- wheeled vehicles. The property will be secured by way of steel commercial security fencing and access/exit will be controlled by a single access point/gate at Hillier Road West to the north. Emergency access will be manned at Solsqua Sicamous Road. Traffic will be controlled by a professional traffic control firm and the site monitored by paid and volunteer security along with the local RCMP Detachment and District Bylaw Officers. Property Remainder Lot 1: Temporary RV Parking Site Owner: Sicamous Park Estates Ltd. Civic Address: 1721 Hillier Road East Legal: Remainder Lot 1, Plan EPP9906, except Strata Plan EPS49 (Phase 1) Area: 3.93 ha (9.71 acres) Present land use: vacant property Proposed Use: It is proposed that the subject property be used to solely accommodate the parking of self-contained recreational vehicles. Vehicle movement will be limited to access and exit, except for security and first aid four-wheeled vehicle patrols. The property will be contained by way of posts and roping and access/exit will be controlled by a single access point/gate along Solsqua Sicamous Road to the west. Emergency access will be maintained. The use of tents for camping will not be permitted. Traffic will be controlled by a professional traffic control firm and the site monitored by paid and volunteer security along with the local RCMP Detachment and District Bylaw Officers. The proposed Seasonal Temporary Use Permit will impose further conditions.

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A copy of the proposed Seasonal Temporary Use Permits pertaining to 1450 Solsqua Sicamous Road and 1721 Hillier Road East may be viewed at the District office or alternatively, may be viewed on the District’s website: under “Public Hearings”. Further, a copy of the proposed Permits may be inspected between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from June 10th 2013 to June 26th, 2013 inclusive, at the office of the Municipal Clerk, District of Sicamous, 446 Main Street, Sicamous, B.C. V0E 2V0. Please present written submissions to the District Office no later than 4:30 p.m., Tuesday June 25th, 2013. This is your only opportunity to express comments or concerns regarding these applications as Council is not permitted to receive further submissions after the close of the Public Hearing. The District of Sicamous assumes no responsibility for correspondence or emails not received by the District office prior to the Public Hearing. Heidi Frank, Director of Corporate Administration Services District of Sicamous PO Box 219, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 Email:

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Eagle Valley News

Public servant pay increases hard to justify

“Don’t do as we do, do as we say.” That’s the message the B.C. Liberals are sending to residents following the announcement that salaries for senior political staff in government ministries and Premier Christy Clark’s office are not just going up, but going up an obscene amount. B.C. cabinet orders dated earlier this month provide for an 18-per cent wage increase for Dan Doyle, Clark’s chief of staff, to a maximum salary of $230,000. This from a premier who campaigned on fiscal responsibility to help families and gain some ground on an out-of-control deficit. This from a government that has continually told teachers, educational support staff, nurses and others in the health-care industry to tighten their belts because there is nothing in the kitty for wage increases. Most in the private sector have tightened their belts to the max, not seeing any wage relief in years. Add to that the burden of increased taxes, a jump in utility rates and the rising cost of day-to-day living, and residents of B.C. are wondering how they’re going to get by. That’s when citizens need to have faith in government – all levels of government – to come to the rescue and pull the country, province or city out of trouble. But it’s getting harder to have faith in government officials. Whether it’s senators in Ottawa charging thousands of dollars in outlandish expenses from the public’s purse, or government officials in Victoria receiving unfathomable pay increases, it’s no wonder residents are so apathetic when it comes to voting in a leader. – Nanaimo Bulletin



What’s ailing the B.C. NDP? Plenty

By Tom Fletcher News Columnist

VICTORIA – After 34 NDP MLAs were sworn in to continue a stretch of opposition that will reach at least 16 years, leader Adrian Dix took a few questions about his future. The party’s provincial council will meet June 21 to set the terms of reference for a review of the party’s dismal election performance, Dix told reporters. He repeated that his performance won’t be spared. Dix mentioned the alleged lack of “negative” ads, the local campaigns (read candidates), the decreasing reliability of polls and, when pressed, his surprise decision to come out against the proposed twinning of the TransMountain oil pipeline. Like last week’s hysteria over a tiny leak in that pipeline, these are great sound bites for the short attention spans of the modern media. But they don’t explain much. This all-powerful NDP

provincial council is a case in point. A glimpse into its inner workings was provided by a summary of an NDP policy development workshop called “Imagine Our Future” that was leaked by the B.C. Liberals in the final days of the campaign. The workshop took place in November 2010, coincidentally at the same provincial council meeting where the revolt against former leader Carole James tumbled into the open. While 13 caucus members were knifing their leader for reasons they still can’t or won’t articulate in public – a glaring problem in itself – the backroom policy brainstorm revealed a deeper malaise. Among the “dream tree” notions put forward in the workshop was “free” postsecondary tuition and public transit, along with raising wages and lowering fees for daycare. This isn’t a dream tree, it’s a money tree. Remember, this is the NDP’s ruling body, not a high school “social justice” class or an Occupy Vancou-

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ver squat. Showing a glimmer of adult supervision, the workshop table on “equitable tax policy” even identified the problem. Its first recommendation: “Increase our economic and financial literacy to gain credibility.” The “public ownership” table really got radical. Scrap public-private partnerships, the basis of most government construction today. “Nationalize” independent power projects, in the Venezuelan style of state seizure of private assets. And perhaps most incredibly, tear up the trade agreement between Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. that harmonizes transport truck regulations and so forth. In the real world, the four western premiers met this week in Winnipeg. And the three-province project now called “New West Partnership” will continue to dismantle archaic inter-provincial barriers. Why would the NDP be secretly against that? Because it’s also a “labour mobility” agreement. This harkens back to

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a supposed golden age in Canada, when two corporate titans shared the beer business, producing identical bland lager from identical factories in identical stubby bottles. Inter-provincial trade in these stubbies was strictly forbidden, requiring each province to have a big unionized brewery to make bad beer for the proletariat. This is the power of a monopoly union. And because of it, this was how governments tried to “create jobs.” It’s a bygone era to which many core NDP supporters stubbornly cling. Which brings us to the proverbial root cause of the B.C. NDP’s woes. Its largest financial donor is the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, which donated $1.4 million to the party in the past eight years, nosing out the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Hospital Employees’ Union. Former HEU and BCGEU presidents now sit in the NDP caucus, critics for health and “green” jobs respectively.

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Coal dust creates pollution problem Many “green” type folks are all concerned over various pollutants, pipelines, etc., yet I see nobody really complaining about the filthy coal dust from the coal trains. Years ago, there were only about 50 or so small cars in a coal train, only a few trains and the resulting dust was pretty small. Today there are more than 150 cars per train and the number of trains has increased dramatically.  When the trains are going very slow, there is very little problem with the dust.  But, as soon as they are up to about 15 to 20 mph, a vacuum is produced in the tops of the

cars lifting the coal dust out. The faster the train goes, the more dust is sucked out of the top of the cars. Empty cars are really not much better.  There is dust and coal residue in these cars and the vacuum produced by the empty cars is greater than the full ones.  Therefore the remaining coal and dust is sucked out of the cars and spread over the area on each side of the railway and expanding into surrounding areas. If there is any wind at all, this dust is carried far and away – sometimes miles. Now, there is a simple solution to the problem.  Cover the cars.  I see that the railway

does cover some bulk loads (probably expensive ore). This appears to be a simple fiberglass cover that lifts off when dumping and put back on to return to the loading area. So why don’t the railways do this? I think if we ask that question the answer will be cost. Well, the railways didn’t have any qualms about scrapping the old steel coal cars and opting to buy new aluminum cars, so why not go the next step and cover the coal cars? I am sure that over time the retained coal that will be dumped in Vancouver, instead of blowing out, will pay for the covers.

Look at their financials and the stock values. Now is the time that they are rich and can spend the money on coal car covers. There is getting to be so much coal dust blown all over the landscape that I wouldn’t doubt if some folks living near the rail lines are going to suffer from black lung disease – no kidding. So, how about it, you environmentalists. Let’s get on the bandwagon and write the railways and express our opinions.  A letter to your MP and MLA wouldn’t hurt either.   Gary Kanngiesser

Federal budget addresses environmental issues

From the hill Colin mayes

A local mayor in my constituency, made the statement, “The Federal Conservative Government has no interest in climate change and doing anything about it. They don’t pay attention to the science.” Nothing could be further from the truth. In the budget, money was allotted to continue our responsible, environmental strategy. Environmental protection goes hand-in-hand

with our economic future. The budget supported clean technologies by providing $325 million to Sustainable Development Technology Canada to demonstrate new, clean technologies that create efficiencies for businesses and economic growth. An additional $20 million was provided to continue conserving ecologically sensitive land. We also included a broadening of the use of the accelerated capital cost allowance for investments in a broader range of biogas production equipment and equipment to treat gases from waste. Protection of fish and fish habitat has been a priority. In the budget we allocated $10 million for projects by lo-

cal groups in B.C. and across Canada to improve the conservation of fisheries. To add to this, we listened to the Pacific Salmon Foundation and dedicated all funds collected through the sale of the ‘Salmon Conservation Stamp’ to the foundation to continue their good work with communities to protect salmon habitat in our province. If you recall, your government designated the first-ever marine park in the Scott Islands area. In budget 2013-14, we allocated $4 million to continue marine conservation measures that will better protect this area and the ocean around it. Your government has signed on with the Copenhagen Accord.

We are committed to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) by 17 per cent in 2020. We are well over half way there. This is significant because, at the same time, our economy has grown, making this achievement even more significant. We were the first government in Canadian history to reduce greenhouse gases. Since 2006, your government has spent $17 billion to support and protect the environment. This $17 billion supported the eco-energy initiatives targeting renewable energy, energy science and technology, and energy efficiency. Our clean air regulatory agenda will reduce GHGs, and the ecoenergy retrofit program

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for homeowners, made homes more energy efficient. And finally, the budget added $50 million to protect Canada’s species at risk. It also allocated money to enhance oil and gas pipeline safety and tanker safety. Yes, Prime Minister Stephen Harper does have a plan for protecting the environment! -Colin Mayes is the MP for OkanaganShuswap.

DISTRICT OF SICAMOUS 2012 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES HAVE BEEN MAILED Property Owners (especially new owners) who have not received property tax notices should contact the District of Sicamous Office immediately at 836-2477. WHETHER OR NOT YOU RECEIVE A TAX NOTICE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE PROPERTY OWNER TO PAY TAXES BY THE DUE DATE OF JULY 2nd, 2013 IN ORDER TO AVOID A PENALTY. • To avoid waiting at the Municipal Office, you are encouraged to pay your taxes early. • Post-dated cheques and partial payments are welcome. • Payment is accepted at the Municipal Office, 446 Main Street Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Statutory Holidays. Payment may be cash, cheque, debit card, or your bank’s telebanking/online bill payment service. • A mail slot is located beside the front door of the Municipal Office Main Street entrance. • Payments can be mailed to PO Box 219, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0. • POSTMARKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF PAYMENT. Payment must be received in the District Office, on or before July 2nd, 2013. • PROVINCIAL HOME OWNER GRANT - if you are eligible, please ensure that the bottom of your tax notice is COMPLETED AND SIGNED and returned to the District Office on or before July 2nd, 2013. (If you are 65 years of age or over, please include your birthday). • The Provincial Home Owner Grant must be claimed each year you are eligible. • To avoid a penalty on your Provincial Home Owner Grant, it must be claimed even if a payment on the outstanding taxes is not made. • Provincial legislation has a MINIMUM PROPERTY TAX PAYABLE at $100 for those property owners 65 years or over, veterans and/or disabled, and $350 for those property owners under 65 years of age. If your gross taxes are less than $1,045 your Provincial Home Owner Grant is adjusted accordingly. • Receipts will be issued only on request. A LATE PAYMENT PENALTY OF 10% WILL BE ADDED TO ALL UNPAID BALANCES OF CURRENT TAXES INCLUDING UNCLAIMED PROVINCIAL HOME OWNER GRANTS AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON JULY 2nd, 2013.

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Mountain biker gets diploma, follows his athletic path By Lachlan Labere Eagle Valley News

Corbin Selfe’s DIY approach to his sport helped him get through school, though his journey to be the among the best is still just gaining traction. On Friday night, Selfe was seated on a bus with his fellow Eagle River Secondary grads, bound for a little celebrating at the West Edmonton Mall. Earlier that night, he received numerous bursaries and scholarships related to his planned post-secondary pursuits, as well as his athletic passion: Selfe is possibly Sicamous’ sole freeride slopestyle mountain biker. Selfe’s private practice course has evolved over the past year, with a new layout and new jumps, including numerous wood structures, all of which he designed and put together himself. The course represents not only the result of will and determination, but also part of the body of work upon which his grades were based. As part of ERS’s independent directed studies (IDS) program, Selfe was able to make his passion a focus in his schooling and pick up credits along the way. “Every one there I made…,” says Selfe, pointing to the wooden ramp structures pointing skyward. “In that there’s carpentry, budgeting, math because it’s all angles to get a good ramp.” Selfe was also required to keep a log of all the work he put into the course, provide a presentation on how he did what he did, and even a video (another of his passions, typically used in conjunction with his sport). He says Eagle River’s IDS program


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High flier: Sicamous’ Corbin Selfe sails off one of the jumps at a private practice course he built to help him become more competitive as a freeride slopestyle mountain biker. Photo by Lachlan Labere – a unique offering in the school district – helped him to accomplish a great deal on the course. “It just gave me a lot more time and resources to be out here,” says Selfe of the program. “You need 100 hours minimum, and I most definitely put in more than 100 hours out here.” Those post-grad plans include some business courses through Okanagan College. Selfe says this will allow him time to continue riding while giving him additional tools to help reach his goal of riding pro. “I don’t know if I’m going to make it with this or not – It’s pretty hard to ride in the top level without any big sponsors,” says Selfe. “That is how it all runs. So I want to get my name out there big enough that I can start riding professionally, as a career.” Selfe will have a number of opportunities to “get his name out there” through the various events he plans to attend. “This summer I’m going to be going to Colarado, Whistler… one up at Kelowna, and one at Silver Star,”

says Selfe, noting he funds all these trips. “I’m going to have one in San Francisco next November, and at Mt. Washington on (Vancouver) Island.” Asked where he hopes to end up, Selfe says this his something he’s been thinking a lot about as of late, and that he’s going to give it to maybe next winter to figure it out. He is, however, leaning towards Kelowna.

Not just because of the freestyle scene there, but also because of the city’s proximity to the town he calls home. “Well, this is pretty big for me, and just being closer to my parents and all that,” says Selfe, explaining the importance of Sicamous to him. “Honestly, I’ve been all the way down to California, and there’s not too many places I’d rather be.”

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sports On track: Parkview Elementary Grade 7 student Maia Charleston runs the 1,500 metre, finishing second, at the district track meet June 4. Photo by Jessica Klymchuk

Angels play host to fastball, Rowdies join the fun The annual Sicamous Angels Ladies fastball tournament will once again be held on the June 22-23 weekend in Finlayson Park. As well as the host Sicamous Angels, there will be a second local team, the Sicamous Rowdies, who have put a team of local female ball players together for this tournament. They will be competing with 12 other teams from Alberta and all over B.C. for the $2,000 prize money that will be available. Local fastball fans are encouraged to come out and cheer on the local teams – there is no charge to come and watch. Games will start at 8 am. on Saturday,

June 22 and go all day Saturday and Sunday, with the final game scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

U14 Peewee Girls The Twin Anchors/ Askews Stingers U14C Peewee girls team continues their dominant performance in Okanagan league play. The Stingers ran their record to 12 wins, no losses in league play this week with a pair of victories over Vernon. On Thursday, June 6 the Stingers travelled to Vernon despite being shorthanded due to players being sick. The undermanned Stingers were led by pitcher Julia Wilby, who had a very strong game, allowing only four runs.





The offence was led by Sarah Whitehead with her second homerun of the season. Final score was 13-8. On Tuesday, June 11, the Stingers travelled to Vernon again. Behind strong pitching from Madison Dewitt, who had five strikeouts and allowed only three runs, the Stingers defeated Vernon again 13-8. The offence was led by Alyssa Clark with two hits and two RBIs, and Tiffany Sigvaldason with two hits and scoring two runs. Next up for the Peewee Stingers is the Okanagan District Championships being held in Cawston. The winner will go to the provincial champion-

ship in Surrey in July.

U12B Squirt Rep Girls Sicamous Minor Softball has been chosen to host the U12B Rep Girls Softball Provincial Championship. The championship will be held in Finlayson Park from July 12-14. The tournament will feature 16 of the top 11- and 12-year-old softball teams in B.C. The local D Dutchmen Dairy Squirt Allstar team has been busy preparing for the tournament and is looking forward to hosting a great championship. Anyone interested in helping with this tournament is encouraged to contact the tournament director,

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Your Horoscope

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 This is a good time to overhaul your approach to fitness, Aries. If you have been thinking about scheduling a physical or getting a gym membership, do so this week. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may have a difficult time taking sides when friends ask for your help in settling a dispute. Let your friends know you prefer to stay out of the squabble.

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SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 No one can put your plan into action better than you, Scorpio. Stop making excuses and really get started this week. Don’t expect immediate results. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may not feel that something you did is funny, but others are bowled over with laughter. Play along so you don’t come across as a spoil sport.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you are in need of some down time, so plan a weekend jaunt or a brief vacation to relax and recharge your batteries this week.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Expect your schedule to become quite hectic in the next few days, Capricorn. You may want to tie up any loose ends now and use any free time to rest.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 It would normally be quite an effort to pull the wool over your eyes, Cancer. However, in the next few days you will be so distracted with other things that fooling you is possible.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a burst of energy has you flying through all of those little projects that you have been putting off. Once you are done, you may have to create a new list.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, take a few days to act foolish, throw caution to the wind and have a good time. If you don’t, there may not be another such opportunity anytime soon. 2. Spoken in the Dali region of CLUES ACROSS Yunnan 1. __ Dhabi, Arabian capital 3. Up to the time of 4. Invests in little enterprises 4. Common ankle injury 8. Stalk of a moss capsule 5. Tedium 12. Beach material 6. 9th Greek letter 14. Maneuver in a game 7. Abnormal closed body sac 15. A castrated male chicken 8. One who obtains pleasure from 16. Write bad checks other’s pain 17. Sewer inhabitants 9. Long narrative heroic poem 18. Farewell (Spanish) 10. Possessed by force 19. Player makes 3 goals in one game 11. Autonomic nervous system 22. Greek rainbow goddess 13. Treats with contempt 23. Tax collector 15. Bears 24. Make unhappy 20. Before 27. Hygienic 21. Light ringing sound 32. Double-reed instrument 24. Blends of soul and calypso 33. Beetle Bailey’s dog 25. Fall off in intensity 34. Fee, ___, foe, fum 26. Gives medicine 35. One dish meal 27. Gross receipts 38. Goatlike antelope 28. Square measures 40. Consumed food 29. Ablaze 41. Peels 30. Incapable of flexibility 42. Emerald Isle 31. Bears, sheep or goats 43. Duties helpful to others 33. An open skin infection 45. Fragments of cloth 36. Effeminate 47. Frozen water 37. Competed in a speed test 48. Spanish river 39. Supplies with air 49. Stated an inquiry 44. Short stays 56. Laid-back California county 45. Sown a lawn 57. Fearless and daring 58. Sound after its source has stopped 46. 60 min. units (abbr.) 48. Second largest Oklahoma city 59. Blackboard rock 49. Fence picket 60. A domed or vaulted recess 50. 2nd largest Algerian port city 61. Six (Spanish) 51. Camel or goat fabrics 62. French city 52. 19th Hebrew letter 63. Herringlike clupeid fish 53. Frosts 64. Oriental sauce 54. 17th state 55. Inquisitorial CLUES DOWN 56. Manuscripts (abbr.) 1. Requests

balance between whimsy and reality.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, the only way to get through a bumpy week is to keep your head down and your focus intense. Concentrate on the tasks at hand, and the week will be over before you know it. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sometimes practicality gets in the way of your imagination. Though this can sometimes be stifling, you have to find a

Your Suduko 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).

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, though you feel like you have just been going through the motions, others are far more impressed than you think. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JUNE 16 Phil Mickelson, Athlete (43) JUNE 17 Thomas Haden Church, Actor (53) JUNE 18 Blake Shelton, Singer (37) JUNE 19 Gena Rowlands, Actress (83) JUNE 20 Frank Lampard, Athlete (35)

Word Scramble

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A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held for Katie Walker at the Senior’s Activity Centre in Sicamous on June 22nd from 2pm to 5pm.

Cards of Thanks MARY AND ARLENE, the twins, would like to thank everyone for attending our special birthday party. Special thanks to our children, spouses and families. Thanks to the Sicamous Lions Club for tending the bar.

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RESTAURANT AUCTION Food Services Equipment. Consignments now being accepted. June 22, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave. Vernon. View photos at 250-5453259

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Eagle Valley News

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Your Cast:

Tickets at:

William Brookfield Gil Risling Mike Melnichuk Andrea Anderson Adam Fitzpatrick

Written / Produced & Hosted by: Lori Risling

For information on upcoming shows or to book a show in your area Please call Gil Risling at: 250.833.0003 or


Eagle Valley News, June 19, 2013  
Eagle Valley News, June 19, 2013  

June 19, 2013 edition of the Eagle Valley News