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Fatality Fire destroys fruit stand prompts Pedro Gonzales: Blaze spreads shut-down rapidly, cause remains unknown. By Tracy Hughes OBSeRVeR STAFF

A stop work order has been issued for seven power presses at Dinoflex Group Ltd. following the death of an employee on Aug. 28. WorkSafe BC inspector Jim Saunders made the order on Aug. 30 following an inspection of the facility. Shane Mackenzie Gorner, 19, was killed after getting caught in machinery at the manufacturing plant located in the Salmon Arm Industrial Park. Medical attention, including an air ambulance, was dispatched but Gorner succumbed to his injuries before he could be taken to hospital. In his report, Saunders says the seven power presses used for making rubber blocks are not in a safe condition to operate and do not comply with Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. “The point of operation of the seven power presses, used to make rubber blocks at this workplace, are not safeguarded to prevent injury to the operator or any other worker… The employer must ensure that prior to use, all of the seven power presses are Shane Gorner safeguarded to a standard DieD while acceptable by the board,” on the job states the report. Dinoflex Group CeO Mark Bunz acknowledges that additional safeguarding is now required and says the company is committed to the safety of all its employees. The company has enlisted the services of an industrial engineering and design company specializing in safeguarding to assist in complying with the WorkSafe BC orders. “It’s important to point out that WorkSafe BC conducted a prior audit as normal course of business and safeguarding of the presses was not highlighted as a safety concern at that time,” he writes in a statement to the Observer. “It should also be noted we have not had a recordable injury with the presses in the 25 years of their existence.” The order remains in effect until cancelled by the Workers’ Compensation Board. The coroner is also investigating the incident.

By Barb Brouwer OBSeRVeR STAFF

A devastating fire at Pedro Gonzalez Fruit and Garden Ltd. has left fire investigators with more questions than answers. The Salmon Arm RCMP are working with the Salmon Arm Fire Department to establish the cause of the fire. “The police investigation is ongoing and updates will follow as the investigation develops,” says a press release from the Salmon Arm detachment. Assistant fire chief Rod Macfarlane says the speed with which the fire spread in the five minutes between dispatch and arrival on scene was unusual. “Things didn’t go as expected,” he said yesterday, noting that what initially came in as a “commercial alarm” at 12:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, was amended to a “commercial structure fire” within one minute and was a deep-seated fire by the time firefighters arrived. “Given the time frame, it’s very unusual. It’s rare something will move that quickly and do that much damage.” The first indication of a fire was when heat detectors went off, alerting the monitoring company, which called dispatchers. What triggered the change to commercial structure fire within a minute was a call from a passerby on the Trans-Canada Highway, something that was followed by multiple 911 calls. Macfarlane says a duty chief was at Pedro’s within four minutes, saw a fire in the back and immediately called for additional resources. Hall 3 was on scene with full equipment in less than six minutes and firefighters from the department’s three other halls arrived shortly after. “We found a fire in the feed build-

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Roof collapses: Firefighters watch as the blaze causes the roof to fall at Pedro Gonzales’ Fruit & Garden Ltd. ing and focused our attention on that because that’s where we saw flames on our arrival,” Macfarlane says, noting the fire spread quickly from the seed building at the back, through the main sales building, causing the roof to collapse. “It was pretty spectacular at that point,” he says. “Within a short time, flames were rolling out of there.” Firefighters were on scene until 6 a.m. extinguishing the fire and preventing it from getting into the west side of

the main building. The collapsed roof made accessing hot spots difficult. Grateful no one was injured in the blaze, Macfarlane says the building and contents suffered extensive loss. “It (flames) all went through the roof structure so there was very little damage,” he says of items inside the store. “The sad thing is, as much as we could save, the resulting smoke and water See Business on page A2

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Citizens appeal for city funds By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Council heard requests ranging from paving to sidewalks Monday night. A public budget meeting was held following the regular council meeting, where council received six requests, two of them in

written form only. They included: • a sidewalk extension on 10th Street from 10th Avenue SW to Foothill Road. Presenter Jerry Emmel noted it’s a busy road with lots of pedestrian traffic and only a narrow shoulder. He said even a paved trail would be an im-

provement. • paving of 40th Street SE between Auto Road and 20th Avenue SE. Presenter Howard Williamson said it’s used by a lot of heavy truck traffic destined for the landfill or airport but is still a gravel surface. Co-presenter Andy Kemitzis said he grows

berries and cherries, and the dust on 40th Street is a huge cost to his farm. • $25,000 towards a multi-purpose building on the fairgrounds. Anyone else with budget requests may submit them in written form to the city by the end of September.


Attacking the blaze: Firefighters spray water from their ladder truck onto the roof of the Pedro Gonzales Fruit Stand.

Business a total loss Continued from front damage makes the rest of the products unusable.” Macfarlane says investigations now underway will include an extensive interview process. “You know, all those things – who, what, where, when and why?” he said. “Because of the extent of the fire and the area it

covered, there are so many things to look for.” A special meeting was held last night to interview all firefighters who responded to the fire in order to determine what each one of them saw when they arrived at the blaze. Macfarlane says the fire department’s goal is first to figure out the area of origin of the fire, followed by discovering the actual

point of origin – the heat source. Fire department officials will work with insurance company investigators. “There’s a lot of things that have to transpire before we can say the cause,” he says. The fruit stand has been owned by members of the Ruth Family for 38 years. There is no word yet on whether they plan to rebuild.

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Got her goat: Lexi Meier’s goat Annebella tries to eat the brim of her new hat while at the 116th annual Salmon Arm Fall Fair held over the weekend at the fairgrounds. JamEs murray/OBSERVER

‘Lots of happy people’ at fair

Event: Attendance down slightly, but some exhibits post records.


Despite taking a weather hit on Friday, the Salmon Arm Fall Fair rebounded Saturday and Sunday. “We were down about 300 folks,” said Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association president Phil Wright Monday. “We had 8,500 people, which is in the normal numbers and the majority were happy people. That’s how I judge the fair – lots of happy people.” Wright congratulated Tracy Nash and several Rotarians for marshalling parade floats and Citizens on Patrol for keeping the crowds in check. This year’s parade featured several dozen fire trucks as the Salmon Arm Fire Department celebrates 100 years of providing service to the community.

“Fire trucks were the draw this year because every community had one – Enderby had a 1937 truck, Notch Hill, Armstrong, Kelowna, someone from the Island,” he said. “Lindsay Blackburn used three horses to pull the steam truck.” Saturday also had the largest attendance at 6,000, with many going to the fair following the parade – an Wright heaving a sigh of relief for another successful parade completion. “Once the parade is over, I can relax a bit.” Wright says the West Coast Lumberjack Show was a very successful new event for the fair, as was Poultry in Motion. Another popular addition was the golf cart decorated with Christmas lights that carried people from one end go the fairgrounds to the other. “We had a record number of photography

had over a dozen scarecrows.” Another division that saw increased participation this year was dairy. “We ended up with 59 animals being shown, that was gratifying,” he said. JamEs murray/OBSERVER

Fire truck convoy: Trucks from fire departments in the area helped celebrate the local department’s centennial in the parade. entries with new classes,” he said. That really was a success.” Judges selected the winners from a total of 525 photos prior to their display at the fair. During the three-day event fairgoers chose their favourite for the People’s Choice Award. Grateful for the help from all the fair volunteers, Wright also acknowledged Lori Graham for filling the arena with great commercial exhibitors

and to June Griswold and Active Artisans in Memory Lane. Wright applauded the organizers (Gil and Lori Risling) of entertainment and Shuswap Idol, noting the Adam Fitzpatrick wowed the crowd with his tribute to Elvis. “We had a record number of flowering wheelbarrows, some with succulents, others with grasses,” Wright said. “They were really outstanding and gratifying for Lori. She also


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City News and Public Notices A5


Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing to be held in North Canoe Hall (7210 – 51 Street NE),, Salmon Arm, BC, on

t the Council the City of 23, Salmon Arm hold a Public Hearing to be held in North Canoe Monday,ofSeptember 2013, atwill 7:00 p.m. ,, Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, September 23, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

1. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2303:

3. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2303: 1. Rezone Lot 7 and Lot 8, Plan KAP73359, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD from C-6 (Tourist / Recreation Commercial Zone) to CD-2 (Comprehensive Development Zone-2). with Schedule “A”; Civic Address: 6212303: and 641 3. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. OF SALMON Add Roasting” a CITY definition for “ArtisanARM or “Artisan2.Coffee Harbourfront NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Coffee Roasting” as follows: Drive NE14, 1. Rezone Lot 7 and Lot 8, Plan KAP73359, Section Coffee Roasting Roasting meansArtisan small scale, Location: North Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD from side of at the Council ofmeans City of Salmon small scale, Arm craftwill hold a Public Hearing to be held in North Canoe asting limited to athe maximum floor Harbourfront C-6 (Tourist / Recreation Commercial Zone) to ,, Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, September 23, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. coffee roasting uare metres (968.8 square feet); limited to a Drive NE, east CD-2 (Comprehensive Development Zone-2). 3. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2303: maximum ing space requirements for floor of Marine Park nt to Zoning Bylaw No. 2303: area of 90.0 square metres Civic Address: 621 and 641 Harbourfront oasting” as follows: DriveDrive NE NE 1. Rezone Lot 7 and Lot 8, Plan KAP73359, Section 14, CD-16 – Comprehensive (968.8 square feet); Location: North side of Harbourfront Drive NE, treet Parking Spaces -with Artisan Present Use: fromVacant Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD e – 16”; in accordance 3. Add offstreet parking space east of Marine Park Drive NE g: 1 per 2 employees; and Proposed Use:Zone)Phase 2 of C-6 (Tourist / Recreation Commercial to requirements for “Artisan Present Use: Vacant Lakeside Manor on“Artisan 6, Township 21, Range 9, CD-2 (Comprehensive Development Zone-2). or Coffee Roasting” Coffee Roasting” as follows: Proposed Use: Phase 2 of Lakeside Manor Assisted Assisted Living n KAP46897 fromRequired C-1 Living Offstreet Parking Civic Address: 621 and 641 Housing HarbourfrontHousing Drive NE le Roasting Zone) to means CD-16Spaces (Comprehensive small scale, Owner: Lakeside Manor Developments Ltd. - Artisan Location: North side of Harbourfront Drive NE, Owner: Lakeside e – 16)limited to aCoffee asting maximum floor 1 per 2 Applicant: Bernd Hermanski Architect Inc. Manor Roasting: east of Marine Park Drive Developments NE Ltd. Reference: ZON-993 / Bylaw No. 3991 uare metres (968.8 square feet); employees; and Present Use: Vacant Applicant: Bernd Hermanski 940 Beach DriveLot NE1, Section 6, ingCanoe space requirements for 4. Rezone Proposed Use: Phase 2 of Lakeside ManorArchitect Assisted Inc. oasting” W cornerasoffollows: intersection of Canoe Township 21, RangeBeach 9, W6M, LivingReference: Housing ZON-993 / Bylaw treet NE Parking Spaces -Plan Artisan rive and 50 Street NE KAP46897 from KDYD, Owner: Lakeside Manor Developments Ltd. No. 3991 ng: 1 per 2 employees; and ormerly Doc’sC-1 Pub(Local Commercial Zone) Applicant: Bernd Hermanski Architect Inc. ion 6, Township 21, Range 9, Roasting estaurant andto Artisan Coffee CD-16 (Comprehensive Reference: ZON-993 / Bylaw No. 3991 n KAP46897 from C-1 Development Zone – 16) 86418 BC Ltd. l Zone) to CD-16 (Comprehensive he Leaping Frog Address: Coffee Company (Karla Ferster) Civic 4940Ltd. Canoe Beach Drive NE e – 16) ON-992/ Bylaw No. 3989 Location: SW corner of intersection of Canoe Beach 4. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2303: 4. Proposed Amendment ZoningLot Bylaw No. 2303:14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan 5414, Drive NE and 50 Street NE 1. to Rezone A, Section 940 Canoe Beach Drive NE Present Use: Formerly Doc’s Pub Except Plan 28617 from P-3 (Institutional Zone) to C-2 (Town Centre W corner of intersection of Canoe BeachNo. 4000: 1. Rezone Lot A, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, t to Official Community Plan Bylaw Proposed Use: Restaurant and Artisan Coffee Roasting Commercial Zone); and rive NE and 50 Street NE KDYD, Plan 5414, Except Plan 28617 from P-3 Owner: 686418 BC Ltd. 2. Rezone That Part of the SW ¼ of Section 14 shown outlined red on Plan B324, ormerly Pub (Institutional Zone) to C-2 (Town Centre Commercial and LotDoc’s 8,Applicant: Plan KAP73359, The Leaping Frog Coffee Company Ltd. Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Except Plans 28617 and 4845 from P-3 Zone); and estaurant and Artisan Coffee Roasting (Karla Ferster) hip 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD (Institutional Zone) to C-2 (Town Centre Commercial Zone). 86418 BC Ltd. 4. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2303: Reference: ZON-992/ Bylaw No. 3989 CC) to High Density Residential 2. Rezone That Part of the SW ¼ of Section shown outlined Civic Address: 1.14451 Shuswap he Leaping Frog Coffee Company Ltd. (Karla Ferster) red onA, Plan B324,14, Township 20, 20, Range 10, Street W6M, KDYD, SW and 1. Rezone Lot Section Township Range 10, W6M, ON-992/ Bylaw No. 3989 Except 28617 and 4845 from P-3 P-3 (Institutional KDYD, Plan Plans 5414, Except Plan 28617 from 2. 150 – 1 Avenue 2. Harbourfront Proposed Amendment 21 and 641 Drive NE to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4000: Zone) to C-2 (Town Centre Commercial Zone). (Institutional Zone) to C-2 (Town Centre Commercial SW orth side of Drive NE, Lot 1.Harbourfront RedesignatePlan Lot 7Bylaw and Plan KAP73359, Section 14, TownshipZone); 20, Range and Location: 1. West of Shuswap nt to Official Community No. 8, 4000: Civic Addresses: 1. 451 Shuswap Street SW and ast of Marine Park DriveKDYD NE from City Centre (CC) to High Density Residential (HR). 10, W6M, Street SW and 2. 150 – 1 Avenue SW acant 2. Rezone That Part of the SW ¼ of Section 14 shown outlined north of 5 and Lot 8,Civic Plan KAP73359, Address: 621 and 641 Location: 1. West of Shuswap Street SW and red on Plan B324, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD,SW hase 2 ofRange Lakeside Manor Assisted Avenue hip 20, 10, W6M, KDYD Harbourfront north of 5 Avenue SW Except Plans 28617 and 4845 from P-3 (Institutional ving to Housing South (CC) High Density Residential Drive NE 2. South of 1 Avenue2.SE, east ofof 1 Zone) to C-2 (Town Centre Commercial Zone). Avenue SE, east akeside Manor DevelopmentsNorth Ltd. side of Location: 3 Street SW of and 3 Street SW ernd Hermanski Architect Inc.Harbourfront Present Use: Downtown Activity Centre Seasonal Civic Addresses: 1. 451 Shuswap Street SW and Present Use: Downtown Activity 21 and 641 Harbourfront NE NE, east CP4000-14 / Bylaw No. Drive 3990 Drive Recreation Uses 1 Avenue SWCommercial Centre and orth side of Harbourfront Drive Proposed Use: 2. 150 C-2–(Town Centre Zone) of NE, Marine Park Location: 1. West of Shuswap SW and Seasonal Permitted Uses Street ast of Marine Park Drive NE Drive NE north of 5 Avenue SWRecreation Owner: The Board of Education of School District Uses acant Present Use: Vacant 2. South of 1 Avenue east(Town of No. 83 Proposed Use: SE,C-2 Centre hase 2 of Lakeside Manor Proposed Use:Assisted Phase 2 of 3The Street SWof Education Applicant: Board of School District Commercial Zone) iving Housing Lakeside Present Use: Downtown and Seasonal No. 83 Activity Centre Permitted Uses akeside Manor Developments Manor Ltd. Assisted Recreation Uses Reference: ZON-994 / Bylaw No.The 3992Board of Owner: ernd Hermanski Architect Inc. Living Housing Proposed Use: C-2 (Town Centre Commercial Zone) of Education CP4000-14Owner: / Bylaw No. 3990 Lakeside Manor Permitted Uses School District Developments Owner: The Board of Education of School District No. 83 Ltd. No. 83 Applicant: The Board of Applicant: Bernd Applicant: The Board of Education of School District Education of Hermanski No. 83 School District No. 83 Architect Inc. Reference: ZON-994 / Bylaw No. 3992 Reference: ZON-994 / Bylaw No. 3992 Reference: OCP4000-14 / Bylaw No. 3990

t to Zoning No. 2303: 1. Bylaw Add “Section 54 – CD-16 – CD-16 – Comprehensive Comprehensive Development e – 16”; in accordance within accordance Zone – 16”;

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 September 10 to September 23, 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


The administrative Portion of the Regular Council Meeting to be held on Monay, September 23, 2013, will be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall commencing at 2:30 p.m. The Public Input Portion of the meeting will be held in North Canoe Hall (7210 - 51 Street NE), commencing at 7:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

for what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

From the fair to the fire Oh, how I love the fall fair – it’s the thing that marks the change of seasons for me. The day can be warm, but the sun lacks the intensity of the true Shuswap summer. The air is filled with the smell of cooking mini-donuts, and the displays are filled with the bounty of the harvests. When rain marked Friday’s event, I worried for the volunteers and organizers who work so hard each year to put on such a wonderful celebration of our community, but the weather co-operated on Saturday and Sunday, bringing their numbers in line with the previous year. I’m sure there were sighs of relief all around the fair offices. A real highlight for me, this year in particular, was the parade – and not just because my daughter made her parade-riding debut along with the Salmon Arm Ice Breakers speed skating club. I found it very touching to watch the convoy of fire trucks in attendance to help the Salmon Arm Fire Department celebrate its centennial year. From the officers in spit-and-polish uniforms to the blazing red of the shiny trucks with sirens blaring, Salmon Arm truly has a contingent of firefighters that does this community proud. I think it is a testament to the level of professionalism and skill that drew so many other departments to send their own trucks and firefighters to join. It was fascinating to see so much fire equipment from the past, rolling by, right down to the horse-drawn fire wagons of old. It is hard to imagine what it must have been like to try and battle a blaze with little more than axes and a thin water hose, compared to the equipment of today, with its multiple hoses, high-rise ladders, high-pressure water power and breathing apparatus for firefighters. I can’t help but feel for the many members of the volunteers department, many of whom spent the weekend doing fire demos at the fair, only to be called out in the wee hours of Monday to fight this year’s biggest blaze at Pedro Gonzales fruit stand. By all accounts, they did a remarkable job containing the raging blaze and deserve this community’s thanks for the hours they put in helping to make our small city safe. Just a reminder about the Terry Fox Run, which goes Sunday, Sept. 15. The event starts at Blackburn Park with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The run starts at 10 and there are distances suitable for all fitness levels including the 10 kilometres, 4km, 2km. This is an event for everyone, but if you can’t make it yourself, consider helping my personal fundraising efforts. Donating is easy. You can pledge me online through the secure webpage at and hit “donate to a participant,” which will direct you to find my personal donor page. Tax receipts will be emailed. Or you can contribute by coming into the Observer office at 171 Shuswap Street with cash or cheque in hand and fill out the pledge form.

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Another September, another dispute With the summer months now over, September is a great time to fall back into a routine. And the provincial government and unions representing teachers and school support staff appear to have their annual routines down pat by now. September, especially since their labour disputes seem to be never-ending in recent years, is when both sides of the bargaining table argue that the other party doesn’t truly have students’ interests at heart. This annual back-and-forth of finger-pointing just tells us neither side truly believes it’s all about the children. We agree with both sides when they say a deal needs to be reached soon. We agree when they both say that deal has to happen without disrupting students in the classroom. But we can’t be teaching our kids to play nice and do good when

we aren’t walking the talk ourselves. It’s the worst-kept secret that labour relations of any kind – essential service or not – are selfserving to some extent. The province and the teachers both need to quit pretending that they’re only fighting for the kids. They need to honestly acknowledge their differences and what they’re fighting for, and find a compromise that isn’t going to negatively impact the classroom. Back-to-school season should be a happy, positive experience for everyone. That hasn’t been the case for many years now, and we need to get resolutions soon for the teachers’ and support staff’s contracts. Let’s do this for the kids. – Black Press

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The Observer asked: What did you like best about the Fall Fair parade?

Bert Revel “For me it was getting to be in the parade and waving to all the people.”

Diane Larson “All the fire trucks. They really made the parade.”

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Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Local politicians are in  Vancouver Sept. 16 to 20  to take part in the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. There will be trivia reported as news, such as the cost of hotels. Suggestions to license mobility scooters or lower speed limits to 40 km/h, dreamed up in Vancouver Island retirement locales, will be rejected by delegates from the rest of B.C. Serious discussion will revolve around a report by a UBCM executive committee to reshape the financial relationship between the province and local governments. If this proposal gets the support it deserves, Premier Christy Clark’s government will be asked to undo a couple of decades of political meddling in that relationship. One problem for local governments is that they depend on property tax, a stable source of revenue but one that has no relationship to the property owner’s ability to pay. It tends to load costs onto lower-income groups such as seniors and renters. Economic growth results mainly in increased corporate and personal income tax revenues as well as sales taxes, which aren’t shared with local governments. One key proposal is to return to a system of revenue sharing grants introduced by the Social Credit government in the 1980s. They were funded by one point each from personal and corporate income tax and six per cent of sales, fuel and resource tax revenues, thus increasing in years when provincial revenues were strong. The UBCM proposal is to put a share of provincial revenues  into an infrastructure bank, to be distributed by the organization on a more stable

basis. Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, one of the authors of the report, uses a basketball analogy to describe the current system of federal-provincial grants for road and bridge projects. It’s a “jump ball,” where communities have to apply to a fund when it’s offered and then see who gets it. Even if a community wins, they may find themselves with costs inflated by a hot construction market and an arbitrary deadline to get the job done. Then there are new regulations imposed by senior governments. The most dramatic example these days is a 2020 federal deadline for Greater Victoria to construct land-based sewage treatment. Even with federal and provincial cost sharing, this project is going to land heavily on property tax bills, including those of pensioners and poor renters who will have it passed on to them. Leonard points to another arbitrary system, provincial facilities that pay grants in lieu of property taxes. Saanich is home to the University of Victoria, a community of 25,000 people that needs water and sewer service, as well as  police and fire protection. Saanich gets an annual grant in lieu of property taxes of $120,000 for UVic, enough to cover wages for one cop and maybe some gas money. Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond, co-chair of the UBCM committee, is concerned about new water and flood protection legislation the province is preparing to impose.  His district and others like it have thousands of kilometres of riverfront, with relatively few property owners. Local politicians will be expecting a sympathetic ear from the new version of the B.C. Liberal government. Former Quesnel councillor Coralee Oakes is the new minister, with direct responsibility for local government issues.

Michelle St. Onge “Just the fact that we have one.”

Penny Stoney “The old fire truck from Victoria that was pulled by horses.”

Kayden Stephen “All the candy that they threw out.”

Suicide prevention about education On Sept. 10, the world will acknowledge Suicide Prevention Day. Last year, for the first time, this poignant day was recognized by the community of Salmon Arm. The event provided an opportunity to increase awareness about mental health and suicide, to encourage conver-

sations about mental health, to offer hope to those who live with mental illness and to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Although an event has not been planned for this year, I am urging the people of our community to continue to be a part of changing the stigma around mental health.

Suicide is the second cause of death in our youth after car accidents. How can we not take action? It is not a medical breakthrough that we are waiting for but rather a willingness to educate, to be informed, to communicate and to listen.   Mary Jane Jackson

City losing out on RV opportunity After having travelled and spent many hours touring North America extensively in a recreational vehicle, I feel Salmon Arm is missing a great opportunity to capture this segment of the travelling public. I’d like council do their due diligence and research the possibility of installing a sanidump and potable water source for the camping public. RV vehicles need an easy in-and-out facility that is on level ground. The facility at Piccadilly Mall, which is very much appreciated, is getting harder and harder to maneuver through, with the increased traffic and limited parking now that Canadian Tire has moved into the facility. Unless you have actually

used this mode of vacationing you cannot possibly understand all the pitfalls that besiege you when you enter Salmon Arm. There is no parking in the downtown core that is designated for RV’s. When we go to Revelstoke they have a very accessible sanidump and potable water stop. You can park downtown along the railway tracks (no cost) and do your shopping, have lunch and do the laundry. If you so desire, you can drive a few blocks to their recreation center that allows you to take a shower at a nominal fee and check the Internet – one-stop shopping. Revelstoke captures many tourist dollars by accepting the camping/RV public. Salmon

Arm, on the other hand, discourages recreational vehicles by having no accessible parking downtown. Many fellow campers have told us that Salmon Arm looks like a lovely community, the flowers that line the highway are beautiful, but unfortunately they never stop here because they can’t find suitable parking. I really would like us to embrace the camping public and a very good start would be to put in a proper sani-dump and potable water stop not only for the locals, but for so many of the tourists who just drive by never knowing what Salmon Arm has to offer. Linda Edwards

Appreciation for updated trail signs I want to express my gratitude to the Shuswap Trail Alliance and our city’s Parks Department for the installation of new signage marking

the walking trails throughout Little Mountain Park. Likewise for the new signage along Rotary Turner Creek Trail. The signage is a

vast improvement to these trail systems. Thank you to all involved.        Fred Goodman

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City News and Public Notices


Pursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter, this is Notice that Bylaw No. 3988 and Bylaw No. 3993 which provide for property tax exemptions for the following properties are scheduled for adoption at the Regular Meeting of Council on September 23, 2013 a 2:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, B.C. The proposed property tax exemptions shall be for gross land and improvement assessments for the taxation years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Legal Description Properties used for public worship Lot 2, Plan 43284, 7-20-9 Lot 4, Plan KAP51209, 18-20-9 Lot 1, Plan KAP59726, 18-20-9 Lot 1, Plan 27386, 13-20-10 Lot A, Plan 26295, 31-20-9 Plan B1794, Part NE 1/4, 31-20-9 Lot A, Plan 27915, 24-20-10 Lot 2, Plan 1327, 24-20-10 Lot A, Plan 30544, 24-20-10 Lot A, Plan EPP 13531, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan 28506, 14-20-10 Lot A, Plan KAP45048, 14-20-10 Lot A, Plan 18580, 14-20-10 Lot A, Plan 4845, 14-20-10 Lot A&B, Plan28751, Lot 3 Plan 6678, 14-20-10 Lot 45-46, Plan 304, 14-20-10 Lot 2, Plan KAP63919, 14-20-10 Properties used for charitable purposes Lot 1, Plan 34857, 5-20-9 Pt NE 1/4, 18-20-9 Lot 1, Plan KAP44211, 13-20-10 Lot 1, Plan KAP79157 13-20-10 Lot B, Plan KAP62641, 13-20-10 Lot 1, Plan 36084, 33-20-10 Lot 3, Plan 4469, 30-20-9 Lot 12, Blk 4, Plan 1004, 5-21-9 Lot 1 & 2, Plan 2517,6-21-9 Lot 1, Plan 4301 6-21-9 Lot 1, Plan KAP74716, 24-20-10 Lot 9, Plan 659, 24-20-10 Lot 1, Plan 42003, 24/25-20-10 Lot 1, Plan KAP82540, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan KAP44691, 14-20-10 Lot 2, Plan 12968, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan KAP82540, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan KAP52625, 14-20-10

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3160 10 Avenue SE 3481 10 Avenue SE 350 30 Street NE 1981 9 Avenue NE 3270B 60 Avenue NE 6861 50 Street NE 1400 20 Street NE 1191 22 Street NE 1801 30 Street NE 721 2 Street SE 170 Shuswap Street SE 60 1 Street SE 30 4 Street SE 121 Shuswap Street SW 391 Hudson Avenue NE 191 2 Avenue NE 180 Lakeshore Drive NW

Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Little Mountain Bible Chapel Broadview Evangelical Free Church St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Trustees Seventh Day Adventists BC Conference The Congregation of the Canoe United Church President of Lethbridge Stake of the Church of Latter-Day Saints Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church Deo Lutheran Church of Salmon Arm Mt Ida Jehovah’s Witnesses Church Congregation Synod of the Diocese of Kootenay Roman Catholic Bishop of Kamloops First United Church Trustees Trustees of Congregation of Crossroads Free Methodist Church Lakeside Community Church (Bylaw No. 3993) Governing Council Salvation Army in Canada Living Waters Community Church

Lot 2, Plan 10789, 14-20-10 Lot 3, Plan 10789, 14-20-10 Lot A, Plan KAP45450 14-20-10 Lot A, Plan 16126, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan KAP45452, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan SPK388 14-20-10 Lot 2, Plan SPK388 14-20-10 Lot 3, Plan SPK388 14-20-10 Lot 2, Plan 21319 14-20-10 Lot 2, Plan 40640 14-20-10 Parcel A, Plan 304, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan 25157, 14-20-10 Pt Lot 7, Plan 393, 14-20-10 Lot 2, Plan 13330 14-20-10 Lot A, Plan 26245, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan 39965, 14/23/24-20-10 Lot 2, Plan 39965, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan KAP58141, 14-20-10 Lot 1, Plan 34554, 14-20-10 Parcel A, Lot D, Plan 1933, 14-20-10

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Salmon Arm Museum & Heritage Association Salmon Arm Rescue Unit Good Samaritan Canada Shuswap Recreation Society Gleneden Community Association Salmon Arm Elks Recreation Society North Canoe Community Hall The Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society of BC Shuswap Association for Rowing & Paddling Good Samaritan Canada (Lutheran Social Service Organization) Inc. Nature Trust of B.C. Nature Trust of B.C. Shuswap Association for Community Living Shuswap Day Care Society Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap Housing Society Salmon Arm & Shuswap Lake Agricultural Assoc. Shuswap Area Family Emergency Society 511 5 Avenue SW Salmon Arm & Shuswap Lake Agricultural Assoc. 481 5 Avenue SW Salmon Arm & Shuswap Lake Agricultural Assoc. 441 3 Street SW The Salvation Army New Hope Community Church 421 5 Avenue SW Salmon Arm & Shuswap Lake Agricultural Assoc. 351 3 Street SW Salmon Arm & Shuswap Lake Agricultural Assoc. 431 Hudson Avenue NE Canadian Mental Health Association 433 Hudson Avenue NE Canadian Mental Health Association 435 Hudson Avenue NE Canadian Mental Health Association 151 TCH NE Shuswap Family Resource & Referral Society 181 TCH NE Shuswap Family Resource & Referral Society 70 Hudson Avenue NE Shuswap District Arts Council 360 Alexander Street NE Salmar Community Association 270 Alexander Street NE Salmon Arm Masonic Holding Society 20 Alexander Street NE Canadian Mental Health Association 461 Beatty Avenue NW Churches of Salmon Arm Used Goods Society 1501 Harbourfront Drive Nature Trust of B.C. 3 Harbourfront Drive NW Nature Trust of B.C. 100 Hudson Avenue NW Salmar Community Association Inc. 141 NW141 Hudson Aveue NW Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 41 Hudson Avenue NW Shuswap Theatre Society

Properties Used for Senior Services Purposes Lot 1, Plan 25659, 6-21-9 Lot 1, Plan KAP71673, 14-20-10 Lot 1-2, Plan 304, 14-20-10

7330 49 Street NE 170 5 Avenue SE 31 Hudson Avenue NE

Canoe Branch 92 of the Senior Citizens Assoc. Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre Association Shuswap Lake Senior Citizens Society

Properties Used for Recreation Purposes Lot 1, Plan KAP53805, 5-20-9 Pt NW 1/4, 4-20-9 Lot A, Plan E13513, 18-20-9 Lot A, Plan KAP62641, 13-20-10 Lot A, Plan KAP62641, 13-20-10 Lot A, Plan KAP62641, 13-20-10 Lot A, Plan KAP62641, 13-20-10

3641 Hwy 97B SE 3200 70 Street SE 3440 Okanagan Avenue S 2600 10 Avenue NE 2600 10 Avenue NE 2600 10 Avenue NE 2600 10 Avenue NE

Salmon Arm Golf Club Holdings Ltd. Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club Salmon Arm Tennis Club Shuswap Recreation Society Salmon Arm Lawn Bowling Club Salmon Arm Curling Club Salmon Arm Horseshoe Club

Value of Permissive Tax Exemption 2014 2015 2016 5,317 5,423 5,531 4,131 4,214 4,298 65,042 66,343 67,670 5,152 5,255 5,360 4,853 4,950 5,049 1,334 1,361 1,388 7,586 7,738 7,893 8,022 8,182 8,346 6,986 7,126 7,269 2,154 2,197 2,241 3,808 3,884 3,962 9,905 10,103 10,305 6,476 6,606 6,738 2,582 2,634 2,687 5,522 5,632 5,745 3,222 3,286 3,352 3,367 3,434 3,503 145,459 148,368 151,337

5850 Auto Road SE 751 Hwy 97B NE 580 14 Street NE 1051 6 Avenue NE 2660 10 Avenue NE 4901 50 Avenue NW 3690 30 Street NE 7210 51 Street NE 4290 Canoe Beach Dr NE 7721 36 Street NE 2891 15 Avenue NE 2353 Lakeshore Road NE 3351 Lakeshore Road NE 520 5 Street SE 120 5 Avenue SE 461 4 Avenue SE 800 Okanagan Avenue SE 471 10 Avenue SW

Total Dollar Value of Tax Exemptions

6,941 21,664 6,971 22,158 4,924 4,924 15,440 3,510 34,003 15,611 82,137 873 533 4,608 2,965 2,918 13,190 70,144 5,969 482 13,444 13,191 14,847 15,906 9,601 7,793 7,745 3,975 9,912 13,494 7,262 1,773 120 22,217 1,453 494 54,886 23,739 7,312 549,129

7,080 22,097 7,110 22,601 5,022 5,022 15,749 3,580 34,683 15,923 83,780 890 544 4,700 3,024 2,976 13,454 71,547 6,088 492 13,713 13,455 15,144 16,224 9,793 7,949 7,900 4,055 10,110 13,764 7,407 1,808 122 22,661 1,482 504 55,984 24,214 7,458 560,109

7,222 22,539 7,252 23,053 5,122 5,122 16,094 3,652 35,377 16,241 85,456 908 555 4,794 3,084 3,036 13,723 72,978 6,210 502 13,987 13,724 15,447 16,548 9,989 8,108 8,058 4,136 10,312 14,039 7,555 1,844 124 23,114 1,512 514 57,104 24,698 7,607 571,310

4,594 16,245 9,514 30,353

4,686 16,570 9,704 30,960

4,780 16,901 9,898 31,579

26,297 5,091 3,094 377,783 2,694 27,663 2,187 444,809

26,823 5,193 3,156 385,339 2,748 28,216 2,231 453,706

27,359 5,297 3,219 393,046 2,803 28,780 2,276 462,780




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Court overturns SmartCentres ruling By martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

An appeal of a BC Supreme Court judgment regarding the SmartCentres property means the purchaser no longer has to pay the seller $2 million. The appeal stemmed from an initial judgment delivered July 27 in BC Supreme Court in Vancouver, where the court ruled that defendants Salmon Arm Shopping Centres Limited, Calloway Reit (Salmon Arm) Inc. and numbered company, 568295, with president Joseph Amato of Vaughan, Ont. – all affiliated with SmartCentres, must pay $2 million to the plaintiff, another numbered company, 0759594, that listed Mike Fowler out of Richmond as president. The ‘594’ company – the seller – launched the lawsuit in April 2010. The seller argued that the purchaser agreed to buy the seven parcels involved for $16.7 million. Two million dollars of that payment was deferred, pending rezoning and subdivision approval. If the SmartCentres affiliates couldn’t get city approvals before November 2009, they would pay the seller the remaining $2 million by Nov. 15 of that year. The seller had reserved the right to buy back a portion of the lands for residential development. Because no rezoning and subdivision of the lands occurred by

Oct. 15, 2009 and the purchasers did not pay the $2 million by the Nov. 15, 2009 deadline, the plaintiff/seller sued for the two million, plus interest and costs. On Aug. 28, the BC Court of Appeal overturned the initial judgment and ruled that the purchaser no longer has to pay the seller the $2 million. I have rejected the judge’s conclusion that the vendor’s warranty did not extend to unknown information.

Justice Edward Chiasson court of appeal In the initial lawsuit, the purchasers counterclaimed for $3.3 million for breach of contractual representations, which, they said, resulted in a significant portion of the lands being undevelopable. They had argued they were not obligated to pay the full purchase price because “warranties and representations made in the purchase agreement are untrue,” but the trial judge disagreed. He said the seller could not reveal to the purchasers information not known to him, such as citizen opposition to development of the land, or the effect of the Ripar-

ian Areas Regulation, which meant less land was available to be developed. In the BC Court of Appeal, Mr. Justice Edward Chiasson said the seller’s warranty stated it would disclose all material facts, known or unknown to it, about the property.  “I have rejected the judge’s conclusion that the vendor’s warranty did not extend to unknown information,” the appeal judge wrote.  He also referred to city approvals.  “The vendor made two statements: one, it had the full support of the planning department; two, it had ‘approval in principle.’ In my view, the November 2007 report shows that it had neither.” He continued: “In my view, there is a substantial likelihood that the statement that the vendor had the ‘full support’ and ‘approval in principle’ of the planning department would have assumed significance in the deliberations of a reasonable purchaser. I consider the statement to have been material and not true. In finding it not true, I do not suggest dishonesty on the part of the vendor. In my view, the vendor must have misinterpreted the position of the planning department.” The question of funds owing between the parties is still to be decided by BC Supreme Court.  

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Exhibitors honoured Winners of the exhibitors competitions at the 116th annual Salmon Arm Fall Fair held over the weekend included (from left) Japheth Buchet, longest zucchini; Faith Jewell, most points in fruit; Barbara Hillary, most points in needle arts; Lane Kaasa, most points in kids baking; Norma Harisch, most points in flowers and Premier Exhibition Award winner; and Penny Stoney, judges choice in fruits and vegetables. Missing from the photo are winners: Yenny Connor, most points in vegetables, John Connor, most points in youth fruits and vegetables, and Sheila Onderwater, top canner and baker.

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An additional two days of searching has proven unsuccessful in the search for the body of Kevin Boutilier, a missing 25-year-old Calgary man who is presumed drowned in Shuswap Lake. On Saturday and Sunday, the search effort continued with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Shuswap Search and Rescue and Vernon Search and Rescue, using a side-scan sonar

near the Cinnemousun Narrows. Two previous days of searching the weekend before came up with some leads, that the team then followed up on this weekend. “Nothing was found on Sunday’s search but two more potential targets were registered and will be checked out as everyone’s work schedule allows for another search day,” said Rob Sutherland, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue #106 Shuswap Station leader. One of the potential

locations for the body turned out to be some chairs that had been dumped in the lake. Sutherland says Vernon Search and Rescue will be reviewing underwater video to determine if there are any more areas to scan with sonar. The groups are now attempting to co-ordinate a further search. Boutilier dove into the water off a houseboat on Aug. 24 in an attempt to retrieve a hat. He was seen in distress and did not resurface.

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Trial in fatal speedboat crash put off until January By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

The trial of a man accused in a July 2010 fatal boat crash has been pushed back to January of 2014. The trial date for Leon Michael

Reinbrecht, charged with criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm, was initially scheduled to begin on Sept. 9 in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops. It is now confirmed to start on Jan. 6, 2014, and court time is set aside for a five-

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Killed in the crash was houseboat owner and driver, 53-year-old Kenneth William (Kenny) Brown of Chase. Thirteen people were onboard the houseboat and three people on the speedboat. In addition to Brown, eight people were taken to hospital in Kamloops.


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JL Jackson rezoning heads to public hearing By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

The public will have a chance Sept. 23 to have its say on new plans for the former site of the JL Jackson school. At Monday’s council meeting, those councillors present voted unanimously, although some reluctantly, to give first and second readings to an application to change the zoning of the 4.8 hectare property from P3, institutional, to C2, town centre commercial. The property is currently two parcels, and the school board would like to subdivide the largest parcel into three, making a total of four parcels. The largest parcel, once subdivided, would house the existing SASCU Downtown Activity Centre, a new 22,000-square-foot school board office, and a parcel for future development. A letter from the school board attached to the rezoning application states that the institutional zoning is seen as a significant barrier to development by commercial developers. Since a rezoning application for a commercial development on the site was turned down in 2006 by council in response to strong opposition from the community, the school board has tried unsuccessfully to attract more palatable investment to the property. At Monday’s meeting, Coun. Chad Eliason was absent and Couns. Ken Jamieson and Alan Harrison excused themselves from the discussions because they are school district employees. Remaining were Mayor Nancy Cooper and Couns. Debbie Cannon, Denise Reimer and Marg Kentel, who all voted in favour of the application. Cannon said though she would like to see the property remain institutional, “the school district has jumped through a lot of hoops,” so she would vote in

favour. However, she’ll be interested to hear the community’s input at the public hearing. Coun. Marg Kentel said since the emotionally charged vote in 2006 on the property, “I think there has been an attitude adjustment. Things just aren’t like they were in that stage in our economy.” Kentel said the high expectations of the design review panel and city staff will help ensure any development is high quality. “I would like to see something to get our economy going around here…” Coun. Denise Reimer

noted the school board sent out information to 150 developers, as well as trying to attract a applicants to set up affordable housing. “I think this will be a very important discussion at our public hearing and I urge everyone to come out.” The public hearing will be held Monday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. at the North Canoe Hall. The venue of the public hearing has been changed from Salmon Arm City Hall to accommodate an additional public hearing that night regarding a coffee company proposed for Canoe.

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McDiarmid Hardware of Front Street was broken into. Five Winchester guns and ammunition and the cash till were stolen. J. Fleming found the empty till on the railway bridge west of town. No trace of the robbers have been found. The Salmon Arm Farmers’ Exchange moved to new premises at the Finn Hall. The Valet Service Company advertised suits sponged and pressed at $1 each.


It was announced that a special prize of $5 would be given to the fastet teamster to hook up his team and and hook to the wagon in the ring at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair Salmon Arm fruit growers were warned that core rot in apples was apparent in some districts.


J. B. Munro, deputy minister of agriculture, attended the dance at White Lake. Prior to the dance a play, “Chocolate Cream Wedding,” was presented by the drama society. A delegation from the local chamber of commerce composed of president W. H. Snell, W. R. Davies, P. Campbell and R. J. Skelton met with the executive of Vernon Board of Trade over a suggested boycott of Vernon storekeepers who handle butter from the outside.

Fall Fair Fun: Aiden “The Living Scarecrow” Sparks tips his hat; Ashtyn Gowen helps Assist. Fire Chief Rod Macfarlane cut a cake to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fire Department; Elvis tribute artist Adam Fitzpatrick wows the audience; Tyra Sdawatsky and Chester make their way around the track; Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Elizabeth Borthwick, Elvi Pikas and Daelene Thornbury give a demonstration; Deana Asham and Michael Boehme ride the bumper cars; Adam and Trevor Johnson ride the ferris wheel; Kira Hyam and Tucker go through the goat obstacle course.


It was announced that the recruiting unit of the RCAF would be in Salmon Arm seeking young men and women.


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Hollywood connection White-o-Coccoli Children’s Tableware, a small company here in Salmon Arm that personalizes children’s tableware is going to the Emmy Awards. Owner Jennifer Witt was delighted to find out that her spoons, with the hand-drawn animals, will be included in the 2013 Red Carpet Lounge gift bags at the Emmy Awards this year.

Good growing The Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union will be holding its uptown branch grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 21, with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the SASCU Crewzers will hold a barbecue, and there will be live entertainment, branch tours and giveaways. The branch is located at 1120 - 25th St. NE, next to Askew’s Uptown at the top of the hill. One of the unique features of the branch is the LiveRoof which is visible from the north side of the building. The LiveRoof, also known as a green roof, consists of a custom mix of perennials, bulbs, ferns and grasses. “Members are noticing the LiveRoof and are intrigued,” says Christine Thiessen, branch manager. “When they learn how it reduces our carbon footprint, they are excited and pleased that it is part of the design of SASCU’s newest branch.”

Chamber luncheon The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce invites members to its luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker Candice Martin from Service Canada will talk about current programs such as work-sharing, employment insurance special benefits for the self-employed, and information on record of employment (ROE) on the web. For more information, call 250-832-6247 or email admin@ A15

Mason joins Community Futures By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Community Futures Shuswap has appointed a new executive director. Joanne Mason, manager of Downtown Salmon Arm – or the Salmon Arm Downtown Improvement Association – will be moving to Community Futures. This is a return of sorts for her, as prior to her time at Downtown Salmon Arm, she was community economic development co-ordi-

nator at the local Community Futures office. Mason will now be responsible for overseeing Community Futures Shuswap services. She told the Observer she thinks she will be able to effect more change at a regional level, but finds the transition bittersweet. “I’m sad to be leaving but glad to be doing larger scale projects…” Charlotte Hutchison, president of Community Futures Shuswap, is pleased Mason will

be on-board. “We are very fortunate to find someone with her calibre to fill the role and are delighted to welcome her to our team.” Mason will be wrapping up her duties at Downtown Salmon Arm this week. No one has been hired yet to fill her position. Established in 1986, Community Futures Shuswap was formed to support the emerging business and community-based needs of the region.

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Walmart preps for November SmartCentres: Hiring process already underway. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

As the Walmart takes shape at the west end of Salmon Arm, an opening date is becoming more definite. Sandra Kaiser, vice-president of corporate affairs for SmartCentres, says she expects the Walmart will open in early November. “The road construction is on schedule, with the public road through our site being paved by the end of September and the highway paving to be complete by the end of October,” she wrote in a Sept. 5 email. Kevin Pearson, the city’s director of development services, said SmartCentres is moving along the anticipated construction timeline. “They are working towards fulfilling the outstanding requirements of the phased development agreement, including the drafting of legal instruments, the monument sign that will direct people to Downtown Salmon Arm and trail construction. They are also working on completing most of the landscaping required along all street and highway frontages, around Walmart and along the trail.”


Under construction: Workers prepare the parking lot for paving. Phase 1 includes the Walmart as well as changes to the TransCanada Highway and the frontage road. Construction of the anchor store has involved some aerial acrobatics. The HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) units were placed on the roof by helicopter. “This is a more expedient method as opposed to setting up a crane,” Kaiser wrote. Meanwhile,  Walmart Canada has been hiring workers, either via phone or online, or at their

hiring centre in the former Honda dealership at 720 Trans-Canada Highway. When the store was formally announced in June, Brent Savard, land development manager, posted on Facebook that the Walmart will anchor the Salmon Arm shopping centre. “The new Walmart SuperCentre will be approximately 96,000 sq.ft. and will include a full range of groceries. Walmart, which will open later this year, is expected to create up to 200 full and part time jobs,” he wrote.

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Super Shuswap: Clockwise, from top left – Memphis Gervais of the bronze-medal winning U12 boys team carries the ball; Angalena Cross of the U11 girls’ bronze-medal team takes possession; Ben New of the U17 boys gold-medal team passes the ball to Quinton Fahlman, who scored a hat trick; gold-medal winning U12 girls team and coach Greg Milne talk strategy at half-time; Benjamin Novakowski of the U13-14 boys silvermedal winning team gets past a defender.

Shining at Little Bear It was a great way to wrap up the select and development teams’ soccer season. Seven teams from the Shuswap Youth Soccer Association travelled to Revelstoke’s annual Little Bear tournament on the Sept. 8/9 weekend and all came home with medals. The popular tournament, which attracted 45 teams from Calgary, Canmore, the Columbia Valley, Langley, Westbank, Kamloops, Williams Lake and more, featured two days of play as well as a fun-

focused skills competition on Saturday evening. Two Shuswap teams brought home gold in their divisions: the U12 girls and the U17 boys – the boys’ third consecutive year to win their division. Other results in the boys’ division were the U11 team and the U13/14 boys who each took silver, as well as the U12 boys who earned bronze. For the girls, the U11 team played a couple of very exciting games to come up with bronze, with a similar

story for the U16 girls. In the bronze medal game versus Williams Lake, the game went to a shoot out. Still tied after five shooters, the game went to sudden death. The Shuswap U16 girls managed to score as well as save the other team’s shot for the win. Although the Revelstoke tourney is the finale for the development and select teams’ season, youth soccer is still ongoing. Six weeks of gamesonly Street Soccer began Sept. 10 on Safeway fields.


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Bell and team successful Salmon Arm’s Cody Bell opened the PacWest golf season by carding 149 in weekend tournament play at the Morningstar Golf Course in Parksville. The score put Bell, a management student at UBC Okanagan, in eighth place after two days of play. Bell, along with tournament winner Will Deck (140 over two days) and Michael Lee (77, 83-160), are the three holdovers on the Heat men’s squad from last season. New to the team are James Casorso (79, 81-160) and Joshua Evans (82, 77-159) to round out the five-some that finished tied for third, 13 strokes behind the leaders.

try-a-tri The Salmon Arm Try-a-Tri Kids Triathlon goes Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. The event is open to children from five to 17, with distances and courses to suit each age group. It’s held at the SASCU Recreation Centre and consists of a pool swim, a run on a relatively flat course, and a fairly flat bike course. For more information, contact Tiffany Lombaert, 250-832-0998 or email:

Women’s fun hockey Salmon Arm Women’s Recreational Hockey Fun League goes Monday nights at 8:15 - 9:45 p.m. at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm (teams will play two out of every three Mondays).All women aged 18 and up who can skate are invited to come out. For info, contact Jen Findlay at or 250-833-1541.

Hockey refs BC Hockey Referee Clinic level 1, 2 and 3 will go Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 a.m. at Shaw Centre. All referees must register through B.C. Hockey (see website) prior to attending. For information, call Ron Stanton at 250-832-3200 or the minor hockey office at 250-832-0095.

Winning bridge Sept. 2: 1.Eilleen Tiedeman, 2.Shirley Robillard, 3.Georgina Marshall. Sept. 2: Duplicate bridge - 1. Judy Harris and Tom McNie, 2. Nancy McAdam and Jim McLean, 3. Doss Demens and Al Christie. Sept. 5: 1. Bob Bruce, 2. Bruce Motherwell, 3. Natalie Sadesky, 4. Noreen Ockley. Sept. 9: 1. Bruce Motherwell, 2. Sylvester Wysocki, 3. Coro Kilborn.

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Despite just a point earned in two games at the Bauer BCHL Showcase, the Salmon Arm SilverBacks opened their season with enough positives to feel good about their club with Friday’s home-opener against Vernon approaching. The ’Backs came up short in a 5-4 overtime decision Saturday against the Victoria Grizzlies and then lost 5-1 Sunday to the Powell River Kings. Alex Gillies scored two of the Gorilla goals in the first period, including the opener just 2:04 in. They built a two-goal lead on Thomas Plese’s first of two but let the lead slip away. They needed Plese’s second, with 2:34 left in regulation, to force overtime. A bad break was their undoing when Victoria’s Rory McGuire let go a point shot that deflected off Harlan Orr’s stick and over Adam Clark’s shoulder into the net. “Anytime you give up a two-goal lead, that’s not part of the game plan,” said Salmon Arm assistant coach Kevin Kraus. “I thought for most of the game, the (defensive) zone was our weak point.” Kraus did like the spirit the team showed

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Adam Clark late in the game at the BCHL Showcase, where the ’Backs lost 5-4 in OT. in digging deep for the tying goal late. “We could have shut down and quit but we battled back and it’s a positive we can pull from that.” Salmon Arm generated offensive chances against Powell River but netminder Jonah Imoo was there with several larcenous saves. Kraus also believes his players were not at their sharpest, given the 10:30 a.m. faceoff time. “I can’t remember the last time I had a 10:30 game; it’s something that throws a wrench in but that’s an

excuse as well,” said Kraus. “You’ve got to be ready to play.” Salmon Arm fell behind 3-0 before Andrew Farny got them on the board late in the second. They were given eight power-play opportunities in the game but converted just the lone goal. “It (the power play) is going to be a focus,” said Kraus of the team’s practice plans this week. “With training camp being so early, we didn’t get a ton of chances to work on it.” Last season, Salmon Arm scored just once

in their two Showcase games, so the offence already appears in better shape. Kraus said Gillies will be counted on for points again and he says Plese’s pair of goals could be a sign of things to come. “That’s what we’re hoping for; he’s a kid coming out of midget hockey in California,” said Kraus. “We’re looking at him to create chances and create offence.” Both Clark and Angus Redmond got starts at the Showcase. With five goals against in each game, defensivezone structure to help

the goalies out will be emphasized this week. Showcase weekend proved a learning experience for some of the new players. “A lot of the kids were shocked to see how many scouts were there and how many of them want to speak to you after the game,” said Kraus. “It was an eye-opener for a lot of the guys.” Salmon Arm opens a home-and-home set Friday at 7 p.m. at Shaw Centre against Kraus’ former team in the Vipers. They visit Vernon Saturday, also a 7 p.m. start.

’Backs’ captain, assistant captains named Twenty-year-old defenceman Blake Box will become the 13th captain in SilverBacks history, while new addition Zach Urban has been named an assistant captain, and third-year SilverBacks Jeff and Brendan Kennedy will continue in their roles as assistant captains from last season.

Box, a second-year SilverBack from Plano, Texas, broke into the BCHL last year after joining the ’Backs out of NAHL’s Wichita Ice Jets. The 6’1, 195 lb. defender potted nine points and 73 penalty minutes in 46 games in his rookie season, helping the SilverBacks into the post-season.

SilverBacks GM Troy Mick says Box is a natural choice for the ‘C.’ “He’s a big, strong, well-spoken young man from a great family, and his presence with our club last season was proof enough to our staff that he has all the leadership qualities that are needed within

a positive environment, on and off the ice.”

Wahl gone The Salmon Arm SilverBacks have announce that Chris Wahl the ’Backs Director of Marketing and Play by Play has resigned unexpectedly. The SilverBacks are now looking

for a broadcaster and marketing person to start immediately. GM/Head Coach Troy Mick commented: “This is a complete shock to the organization and we are extremely disappointed. However we will move forward and look to fill these positions as soon as possible.”

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Taking a look at the BCHL It’s season 52 in the B.C. Hockey League with 16 teams hoping to join the host Vernon Vipers in the Royal Bank Cup next May at Kal Tire Place. Black Press sports reporters and editors have assessed the rosters and decided on the following finishes: 1. PENTICTON VEES Key Returnees: F Brad McClure (2719-46) named captain during the summer, F Ryan Gropp (12-19-31) named Interior Conference Rookie of the Year, F Cody DePourcq (138-21), F Travis Blanleil (6-6-12), F Cam Amantea (7-12-19). Rookie Sensations: Alexandre Coulombe, 18, joins the Vees after playing prep hockey with the Stanstead College Spartans where he amassed eight goals and  34 points in 62 games. The 6-foot-4 dman was ranked 68th by NHL Central Scouting prior to the 2013 entry draft. He also comes with a commitment to the  University of Vermont in Hockey East. Jack Ramsey, the son of former NHL defenceman Mike Ramsey, collected nine goals and 27 points in 24 games with the  Minnetonka High School Skippers. The 6-foot-2 power forward brings great vision and hockey sense and is committed to the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. An-

thony Conti, 17, helped guide the Vancouver Northwest Giants to their fifth consecutive B.C. Major Midget League championship. The Vancouver resident pocketed 18 goals and 48 points in 35 games. Conti, who has played 17 games in the BCHL with Coquitlam and Trail as an affiliate player, is known for his hard-nosed, relentless style of play. Strengths: The Vees coaching staff believe they have done a good job building from the back end out. Coach Fred Harbinson likes the experience of his goalies  with 20-yearold Olivier Mantha, who just committed to the University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves, and 18-yearold Hunter Miska. The defence is made up  of a group with two to three years of junior A experience joined by rookies Coulombe and Jarod Hilderman. The forwards all possess strong skating ability and bring something to the table. Coach’s quote (Harbinson): “You always know you have a good team when it’s hard to pick your captains (he just added defenceman Chris Rygus to the mix  with McClure and assistant captain Blanleil). We have got so many guys that can wear letters on this team. Guys that have been captains on other teams in the  past. That

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He scores: At the BCHL Showcase, ’Back Alex Gillies celebrates Thomas Plese’ first goal as the ’Backs tie Victoria. to me is what’s going to make this team go.” 2. VERNON VIPERS Key Returnees: F Mason Blacklock (1916-35), D Jason Bird (3-4-7), D Ryan Renz (3-23-26), G Austin Smith (13-26-1, 2.82 GAA, .908 SAV). Rookie Sensations: F Matty Saharchuk led the KIJHL-finalist North Okanagan Knights in regular-season scoring with 3228-60 in 50 games, and added 15 playoff points. Dallas Calvin, a 6-foot5 forward, was fifth in KIJHL scoring last season with 31-43-74 in 40 games. F Liam Coughlin is a 6-foot-4 centre out of Catholic Memorial, the same Bostonarea prep school that produced Viper grads Garrett Noonan and Mike Collins. Firstyear associate coach Mallette is  coming off a stellar season as head coach with the North Okanagan Knights, and will demand structure

and accountability from the Viper back end. Strengths: With the return of Blacklock, Craig Martin and Dexter Dancs, along with the addition of snipers Michael McNicholas and Demico Hannoun, the Vipers should easily outperform last year’s league-worst offence. Renz, Bird and Josh Bryan lead a physical defensive corps. The team is the biggest Vernon has fielded in years. Coach’s Quote (Jason Williamson): “We’ll be good defensively, but at the same time we definitely have some offensive guys, so we’re going to be tough to defend against. We’re going to get the same out of all four lines.” 3. SALMON ARM SILVERBACKS  Key Returnees: F Alex Gillies (21-2647), F Evan Anderson (10-14-24), D Mitchell Ferguson (6-16-22), G Adam Clark (18-16-1, 2.89 GAA, .914 SAV). 


Rookie Sensations: Vernon minor hockey product Colton Thibault excelled in his first year of junior B with the Knights, racking up 16-26-42 in 49 games. F Jack Berezin, the son of former NHLer Perry Berezan, is a 17-yearold forward who recorded 12-5-17 while playing a gritty twoway game with the Calgary Buffaloes. Strengths: In his first year as Salmon Arm’s GM, Troy Mick gutted the program, trading 13 of 16 returnees, and they still made the playoffs. The ‘Backs top line of  Gillies, Anderson and Landon Smith will be supported by a deep forward corps. Coach’s Quote (Mick): “I’m a lot happier where I am today than I was this time last year because I really didn’t know our roster. We’ve improved our program from  top to bottom.” (Second half next week)

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Fair highlights artistic talents By Barb Brouwer OBSERvER STAFF

Friday night’s rain may have chilled attendance at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair slightly, but it could not dampen enthusiasm at the main stage. Shuswap Idol producer Lori Risling says 25 contestants lined up to perform. “It was probably the best year yet,” raved Risling Monday after she had her ninth idol under her belt. “It went so smoothly, our audiences were phenomenal even with cool weather.” Some 150 people showed up Friday night with more than that on Saturday and more than 200 for Sunday’s finale. “As always, the audience was warm and welcoming and many comments from the performers about how much they loved performing for a live audience, a great audience, a big responsive audience,” she says. In the 18-and-under category, 11-year-old Ruby Bruce was in first place; Rhys Middleton was second and Karrah Cochrane took third. Brandon Robbins took first place in the 19 and over category with Laurie Poulin in

second and Robyn Chagun in third place. In the singer-songwriter class, Kassandra Harder took top spot, while Josh St. John took second. The judges gave Josiah Taschuk third place in this division, but the crowds honoured him with the People’s Choice Award. He does pretty phenomenal guitar work, people were just mesmerized,” Risling said, noting Taschuk sat on a picnic table on the dance floor in front of the stage and did harmonics and percussion. “It was interesting and unique for our competition and the audience just loved it.” Risling gets $1,750 from the fair’s entertainment budget and over the past several years, her employer, dentist Ian Shields, has fronted the $500 singer-songwriter award – something Risling mentioned on stage, inviting someone else to pick up the cost of the prize. Cusson Tree Service owner Yves Cusson stepped up to the sponsorship plate right after the competition, “All in all it was a huge success,” said Risling, looking forward to next year’s

competition and inviting anyone who would like to get on the funding bandwagon to call her at 250-832-1960. Honourable mentions were given to Brittany Lawrence and Carly Pullin.

Photography Success was the operative word over in the photography division as well, where a record number of photos were on display. Judges selected the winners from a total of 525 photos prior to their display at the fair. During the threeday event fairgoers chose their favourite for the People’s Choice Award. Lorie Moore won the People’s Choice Award for her photo, Guss, which also won a firstplace ribbon from the judges. In second place in the People’s Choice Award was Donna Davies with Bums and Roses, and third place went to Bob Boxall for Pinto in the Morning Mist. Tied for fourth was Fred Sonmor for Prairie Barn and Tamara Krull for Two Cats in the Yard. Special prize winners for the Photography Division, age

Photo finish: Simply titled Guss, Lorie Moore’s entry into the photography division won the People’s Choice Award, as well as a second-place ribbon from the judges. 14 and under, were Jeremy Luth for The Top of Margaret Falls, who won $25 from local photographer Clive Bryson, and Maggie Beckner for Boulder Among the Boulder, who received $25 from the Shuswap Photo Arts Club. A special prize winner for the Open Shuswap class was Martin Kyllo for his photo, Enjoying the Shuswap. Kyllo gets to choose a $45 item from the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce. Best of Show winner for New Competitors was Jacquelyne Nakazawa for Hardy Win-

ter Robin and Best of Show winner for Intermediate Competitors was Pat Hutchins for House on Fire. Both receive a $25 gift card for photo printing, courtesy of Pharmasave Photo Lab. The Experienced Competitors winner was Ian Clay for Napali Coast Sunset. He picked up $25 thanks to the Shuswap District Arts Council. The winner of Best of Show for Black and White photos was Pat Hutchins for Whale of a Tail. The Salmon Arm Observer sponsored that $25 prize.

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RETIREES – The BC Government Retired Employees Association resumes

monthly meetings at noon at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre. For more information, call 250-832-7601.


JAZZ CLUB – It’s a new season and a new venue for the Jazz Club, which

features Jon Treichel and the Scattered Atoms at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Okanagan College. Admission is by donation.



High-energy: Vancouver-based band, The Boom Booms, will up the tempo at the

a series that follows characters who first meet on a train in Europe as 23-year-olds at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic through to Sept. 19. CONCERT – Saskia and Darrel – The Great Plains perform folk, Celtic, bluegrass and country at 7:30 p.m. at Carlin Hall. Tickets at $12 are available at Acorn Music or $15 at the door.

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CAREGIVER WORKSHOP – The Alzheimer Society hosts a workshop for people

caring for a person with dementia from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gathering Place. Contact Judy@ or call 250-832-7099. FAITH – Living Waters Community Church hosts a live simulcast of a presentation by Beth Moore from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Bev at 250-832-8275 or Melanie at 250-833-4098. DIVORCE CARE – Five Corners Pentecostal Church hosts a 13-week seminar and support group. Call 250-832-3121 to register.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 TASTE OF SHUSWAP – R.J. Haney Heritage hosts the 16th annual Harvest

Celebration from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring local restaurants, wineries and breweries. Tickets are $25. Call 250-832-5243. DANCE – Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre hosts a dance with the Jammers at 7 p.m. Take your instruments to join in and your dancing shoes too.


PROTEST RALLY – The science community will hold rallies across Canada in

support of open, transparent, evidenced-based independent science instead of ideology, and the sharing of scientific findings freely. Salmon Arm will join in from noon to 1 p.m. on steps in front of the art gallery.


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

the boardroom of the Mall at Piccadilly. Drop-ins welcome. Contact Shirley: 250-835-4544.


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Thursdays at the Seniors Drop-In Centre on Hudson Avenue. To register, call 1-866-902-3767 or register online at GRIEF SHARE – Five Corners Pentecostal Church hosts a 13-week seminar to support people who are grieving the loss of someone close to them. Call 250-832-3121 for more information or to register.


FIND FWEDDY – Author Wilf Pauls launches his new book, Fweddy the Wed

Fwog Pwince from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bastion Elementary. Pauls will give a short talk on his new book at 7 p.m.


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The SASCU Recreation Centre has teamed up with entertainment savvy Mark Greenhalgh to host a number of concerts in the recreation centre’s auditorium. Dubbed the Shuswap Music Hall, the centre will play host to the Boom Booms Friday, Sept. 20. The band, born in B.C. tree-planting camps, is an amalgamation of childhood friends who planted trees by day and performed their music in camp at night. At the end of the season, the Vancouver-based band produced their own neighbourhood block party. The “Boom Boom Block Party” became a summer highlight for East Vancouver residents for four years, raising over $20,000 for several nonprofit groups. In 2011, the Boom Booms released their debut album, Hot Rum, which earned the indie band a spot in B.C.’s Peak Performance Project. Since then, the Boom Booms have taken their high-energy shows to a variety of venues across North America. “The idea behind it is to try to bring in smaller acts and events on a regular basis,” says David

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Knight, rec centre scheduler. “The more events we bring in, hopefully we’ll make some money and be able to bring more acts and entertainment into the community.” Greenhalgh says he’d like to see one or two concerts a month over the winter and into the spring – varying types of entertainment for different demographics. “There’ll be kids shows, dance stuff, we’re taking a performing arts centre kind of approach with diverse entertainment,” he says, pointing out there will be country, blues, and one or two old-time shows. The Boom Booms will be served up cabaret style but with a lot of room to dance, tables and chairs and bar service – a real fun, social dance.” Greenhalgh says he is actively starting to book events but notes Shuswap Music Hall will not book acts during December and January in order to avoid competing with other community events. The Boom Booms with guests Earthbound perform at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7. Tickets at $25 are available at the rec centre or by phone at 250-832-4044.

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Sharing songs Singer-songwriter Justin Hines wows a crowd at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort with his music, his philosophy and his generosity on Sept 4. Ticket proceeds went to the Shuswap Association for Community Living. JameS murray/OBSERVER

Tasting the Shuswap R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum is celebrating the 16th Annual Harvest Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. “This is our biggest year yet, and last year was a sellout,” says Haney Heritage Village manager Susan Mackie. “We have 250 tickets that we sold last year and we expect to do the same this year.” Local musician Peter Clark will fill the village with his unique blend of beautiful melodies. “It’s a beautiful afternoon,” says Mackie. “He’s a great friend of the village and he supports us at many events, he’s just wonderful.” Taste of the Shuswap guests will savour samples of delicious food and drink from local restaurants, businesses, wineries and breweries – set in the beautiful surroundings of the village.  Participants include Shuswap Chefs, Shuswap

Coffee Co., Shuswap Pie Company, Blue Canoe, Table 24, Sunnybrae Winery, Ovino Winery, Recline Ridge and Larch Hills Winery, Mt. Begbie Brewing Company, Crannog Ales, Hedi’s Bistro and Wine, Sedo Deli, Askew’s and Save-On Foods, Hideaway Pub and the village’s very own Marjorie’s Tea Room. The last of this year’s raffle tickets will be sold and prizewinners announced, with the top prize being a four-day Waterway Houseboats vacation. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 250-832-5243, or by visiting R.J. Haney Heritage Village at 751 Hwy. 97B. “It’s just fun,” says Mackie. “It’s one of my favourite events – just a social afternoon of great food, great friends, great drink and a great way to end the season.”

Releasing emotion for health Holistic teacher, speaker and practitioner John Schlapbach will present “The Emotion Code/Body Code” Wednesday, Sept. 18 at a meeting of the Shuswap branch of the Canadian Society of Questers. “After searching for many years to help my clients to discover better health, I came across

The Emotion Code, says Schlapbach. “It is the fastest and simplest way to get rid of your emotional baggage, helping you feel freer, happier and healthier.” The emotion code is a technique developed by holistic chiropractor Bradley Nelson. By using kinesiology muscle testing, people are able to easily identify and re-

lease the source of imbalances which could be a major cause of depression, anxiety, phobias, migraines, back and neck pain, asthma, diabetes, etc. – diseases and chronic health conditions Schlapbach says have a component

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Artist uses song to effect change by barb brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Singer and slideguitarist Rachelle van Zanten loves the planet with a passion that fires her life and her music. Originally from Burns Lake, van Zanten expresses her vehement opposition to a government that sees only the money in the rich resources in northern B.C., while seemingly dismissing the value of people who live there. “Harper (Prime Minister Stephen) uses Canada, he forgets about the people,” she says. “There could be possible cultural genocide if those projects go through.” The singer-songwriter, who will perform at Shuswap Theatre Friday, Sept. 20, shared her deep concerns for the land she loves by speaking at the recent Enbridge Hearings. It was an experience she describes as speaking to puppets and one she thinks was fruitless from the start. “They were showboating. I felt fear and I told them ‘you guys made my pregnancy hell,’ but they just kind of laughed,” says the new mom. “What am I to Harper? I am a pain in the ass, I’m too expensive to protect, like the salmon.” But while she felt her message may have fallen on deaf ears at the hearings, van Zanten has used her abilities to turn her speech into I Fight For Life, a song that is getting airplay across Canada and in Europe. “Once I had my daughter, I was fuelled with the firepower of a

grizzly and decided to go to the next level to make sure she has the same, or better, quality of life,” she says, noting the thought of her not being able to grow her own food, drink the water or eat the fish was abhorrent. “I do feel lucky I can spread my genuine message through music and I get to talk to people. It’s getting out there.” As a youngster, van Zanten played the piano and various other instruments. When she was about 14, she adopted her mom’s guitar and taught herself how to play chords. Recruited to the University of Alberta to play basketball, van Zanten continued her affair with music, becoming enamoured of several guitars – including the slide guitar she riffs on now. A lover of the great outdoors, van Zanten studied agriculture and forestry. Along with playing for the U of A Pandas, the talented artist was also playing night clubs and writing music, to the detriment of her studies. “I had a big decision to make – go on the road or stay and study,” she says, noting she chose a music career and has never looked back. Adapting to urban life and relying on a grocery store for her food was hard for van Zanten, who grew up in a family that fished, shot their own meat and grew their food. Happy to be out of the big city, van Zanten manages to get out in the forest with her partner who owns a tree-

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Earth mother: Singer-songwriter, slideguitarist Rachelle Van Zanten returns to Salmon Arm Friday, Sept. 20. planting company. As well as renewing her soul, the wilderness feeds her muse. “A lick will come that sticks in my head for days, and the words seem to come from the music,” she says. “I find my lyrical content is what I am; I write from my gut.” Earlier in her career, van Zanten says she was too immersed in her music to care much about what was happening in the world. But when she began returning to her beloved home community, the “chains of existence,” became increasingly important. These are chains that connect people to their sources of food, water and culture, chains that make the people who they are. “It seems like it’s never-ending. He’s relentless, he doesn’t care. He strongly believes his way is the way,” she

says of Harper’s actions and the scandal that continues to plague his government. “It’s an interesting time to be alive – we’re either gonna witness a revolution or we will witness the demise of Canada.” Fortunately, van Zanten thinks Canadians, particularly the country’s youth, will say ‘enough is enough’ in time. Meanwhile, van Zanten is excited to be returning to Salmon Arm, not just to perform a new show but for the rich harvest available here. She’s bringing her band with her and will perform songs from her third full-length album, Oh Mother, that showcases van Zanten’s skills as a guitarist and songwriter in equal measure. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $20 are available at Acorn Music and Blue Canoe.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are one of the most independent sign of all. However, this week will bring you a greater necessity to unite and to merge yourself with another partner on a more committed level. You crave stability more than ever as you start appreciating your one-on-one time.. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your everyday life and routine chores become much easier to handle and more rewarding. You may find love at your usual work place and engage in a steamy love affair. Business and pleasure can and will be mixed during this time. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will be anything but short of adventures this week. With all the disarray around you, you will learn how to dedicate more time and perseverance to a well planned schedule. Let the fun times roll in high positive spirits by embracing your greatest aspirations. CANCER (June 21-July 22): At times, you may feel overly pressured to keep up with all the professional responsibilities in order to maintain your status quo. Once you find the elements that keep you well grounded on your feet, you will regain that peace within yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are on fire this week! Life unveils to you in a stunning way while offering a wide variety of possibilities to progress on a multitude level. Adventures will pop out of everywhere in a pleasing way. Embrace a wildly crazy lifestyle. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are on the quiet side these days as you reflect deeper upon your life. You realize that certain things cannot be changed and that you have to maintain a realistic view regarding your expectations. Don‘t overextend yourself by attending to everyone‘s needs..



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Work that charm, dear Libra! You are stepping into familiar territory where you can finally feel at your best. It won‘t be hard for you to win anyone‘s endorsement or recognition. Your own identity and your purpose in life will be easily acknowledged by others. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Life tends to throw curveballs along the way in order to test our patience. This week will remind you that through moderation and through self withdrawal, you can capture the restorative healing energy necessary for your psyche. Liberate your soul from outworn emotions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pursue your dreams without letting anything affect your decision. Despite this week‘s oppressive forces, you may be tempted to give up too easily, yet that would be the easy way out. You don‘t want to miss on stunning opportunities meant just for you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Worldly affairs will be highlighted for you. They will demand a certain amount of persistence and a bit of diplomacy in your relation to authority figures. Negotiate through tact and do take into consideration other people‘s interests and proposals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): As rebellious as you can be, this week will emphasise your need to maintain what you believe to be right for you. The solution to your main problems can be found through the expansion of your mind scope and perspectives. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Listen to what others have to say about your life. You may believe that a friend is not on your side, when in fact they have your best interest at heart. It‘s never a sin to take into account someone else‘s advice. Whether you apply it or not, that‘s ultimately up to you.

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ANTIQUE SALE. Walk down memory lane at the *End Of Season Sale* at Storyteller Antiques & Decor. In R.J. Haney Heritage Village, on Hwy 97B next to the Salmon Arm Campground. Come out and discover this great little store before the season ends and enjoy being a tourist in your own backyard. Sept 13 & 14 from 10-5 Drop In Ceramic Classes Tues & Thurs. 10am-2pm Evening classes avail. Everyone Welcome! $5/session. for more info please call Maureen At 250-832-9954

MERMAID MEETS SANTA CLAUSE?! Meet Gordon Allen Local author of the Children’s Book CELESTA’S MAGICAL JOURNEY Gord will be able to sign this delightful book as he helps you get an early start on your Christmas Shopping. This weekend at Storyteller Antiques and Decor Located at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum Sept 13 & 14 from 10-4pm

Lost & Found

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LOST - beige hearing aid on Sept 3rd. Lost somewhere near SASCU, the Barbers Daughter or the Salmar Theatre. Please call 250-675-2377. LOST: Hearing aide, Between Barber’s Daughter, The Salmar or Credit Union. Sept 3rd 250-675-2377

Career Opportunities


Sure Crop Feeds, Inc. in Grindrod is looking for a part time/seasonal truck driver to work a variety of shifts, including evenings or weekends. Knowledge of the local farming area is an asset. Position could lead to full time for the right candidate. Please fax your resume & driver abstract to (1)250-838-6990 or email:

~ LOST ~

LIME GREEN PULLOVER Downtown area on Saturday afternoon Sept. 7th

Small Whistler Blackcomb writing on front top right

Really want it back - Please call 604-850-6726 or email

LOST: Man’s wallet near Centenoka Mall on Sat. Aug 31 contained cash & ID. Please call (250)832-9661 LOST: pink iphone Aug 6 somewhere in DT SA between Askews & the Blue Canoe (250)679-4059 Prescription Glasses found West Side of McGuire Lake Sept 3/13 Call 250-832-2131 P/U at Salmon Arm Observer


MT. MILLIGAN is currently accepting applications for; · Mine Mobile Equip. Trainer · Instrument Technicians · Mill Electrician · Metallurgical Technicians · Millwrights · Security Guards · Senior Dam Construction Engineer · Soil Technicians · Buyer

Please apply online at /careers


Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.


Happy 19th Jordan!

We are so proud of you!

Sports & Recreation HUNTING Firearms Safety courses. C.O.R.E. & P.A.L. required for Hunting/Firearms Licences. Call Trevor Holmes at (250)832-4105


AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

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Timeshare CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No risk program. Stop mortgage and maintenance Payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248.




Announcing the arrival of...

Childcare Available Back in Nature Waldorf inspired childcare program. Has openings in Sept. for preschool progams & childcare. Call Teresa (250)833-3556

CHILDCARE Spots avail. 2.5-5yrs. limited spaces, near Kin Park (250)832-0779 Teena

Employment Business Opportunities


Diesel Blake McKibbon September 4, 2013 • 8 lbs, 3 oz.

ALL CASH drink/snack vendProud parents ing business route. Complete training. Small invest. req’d. 1888-979-VEND (8363). cece cece cece cece cece cece

Blake McKibbon & Chantel Simpson



ARNOLD EVERETT CUMMINGS May 13, 1921 - August 27, 2013 Arnold passed away peacefully at his residence at Mt. Ida Mews. He will be remembered by his wife, Helen, of 68 years, his children, Marylin Jordan, Wales, UK, Joyce Belanger of Piedmont, Quebec and Alan Cummings, Mexico, a huge family of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous friends. Arnold will be remembered at a graveside farewell September 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm, Enderby Graveyard, Enderby, BC. Friends and extended family are invited to come and share about Arnold’s life.

Fischer’s Funeral Services wishes to express sympathy to the families which we served in August 2013… Lee Varnum Ernie Perrin Carrie Jewell Lanny Currie David Watson Troy Charlton Karen Horner Floyd McKnight Allan Marchand Clint Dunningham Geraldine Christensen View obituaries and share memories at FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD.

Tammy & Vince Fischer

4060-1st Ave, S.W. Salmon Arm 833-1129 Serving Kamloops to Golden Toll Free 1-888-816-1117

HORNER, KAREN April 25, 1951 to August 30, 2013 Karen passed away August 30, 2013 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC after a sudden illness. Karen leaves her husband Tom of 26 years, daughters Sheri of Port Coquitlam, BC and Kathy of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, grandchildren Richelle of Vancouver, BC and Zoe and Johnny of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, also sister Marilyn (Marcel) Lessard of Stanstead Quebec and her brother Ron (Doreen) LePage of Kelowna, BC. Karen was born in Vancouver and grew up in Vancouver as well as Seattle, Washington. In 2004, Karen and Tom moved to Blind Bay, BC where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting people and playing Canasta. Karen will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. As per Karen’s wishes, there will be no formal service or Celebration of Life. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Karen’s obituary at

A healthy local economy depends on you


Salmon Wednesday,September September11, 11,2013 2013 Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, A27 A27






Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Required immediately experienced Class 1 US drivers only. Must have US experience. We supply assigned trucks, company phones, US Medical, all picks and drops paid. Please fax resume with current clean abstract to 250-546-0600. No phone calls please.

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.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

PRODUCE CLERKS – FULL & PART TIME Our Salmon Arm – Downtown Location, Produce Department, requires experienced staff to fill our full time and part time positions. If you are energetic, enthusiastic and want to be part of the Askew’s team, we want to hear from you. Please apply in person, to: Dave Swetlikoe, Produce Manager – Downtown Store, or by email to:

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The RBC Dominion Securities branch in Salmon Arm, BC is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support the branch. Key Accountabilities: • Perform daily administrative functions in a punctual, professional manner while providing the highest quality of client service. • Investigate and resolve inquiries related to accounts. • Maintain current knowledge of client accounts by reviewing daily activity online and on applicable reports; maintain client files on a daily basis. • Ensure accurate and timely completion of all necessary documentation and reports, and distribute accordingly. • Conduct various administrative functions as required including the review of incoming mail, answering telephone calls and ad hoc projects. • Assist in preparing mailings such as seminars, newsletters, and information packages. • Assist Investment Advisor in preparing for client meetings including scheduling and coordinating with external vendors. Skills: • Highly detail oriented and task-driven with the ability to operate in a deadline driven environment. • Superior organisational and multi-tasking skills. • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills. • Ability to work and collaborate with multiple individuals within the branch. • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a variety of personalities, both internally and externally. • Willingness to learn and increase industry knowledge. Please respond in confidence with your CV and cover letter to

RBC Dominion Securities

SORRENTO PARTS Sorrento Parts is accepting resumes for a full time Parts Counterperson. Experience in aftermarket parts and inventory controls are an asset. Competitive wages, medical and dental program.

21 Week HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Classes start November 18, 2013. Call for more information. Taylor Pro Training Ltd. 1-877-860-7627.

Help Wanted Join the FamilyThe Burger Family!

Please apply in person to: Dustin Harasym, 1235a Trans Canada Hwy, Sorrento, B.C. email:


Help Wanted

Help Wanted

DRIVER/WAREHOUSE PERSON/MANAGEMENT TRAINEE 1 full time position for a Driver/Warehouse Person/Management Trainee with Castle Fuels (2008) Inc. Looking for someone with a Class1 License with air Endorsment and some computer experience. Forklift Ticket an Asset. Willing to train. Drivers Abstract required. Full time, Competitive wage, benefits. Email resume to: or drop off in person at Petro Canada bulk fuel station located @ 4941-46th Ave SE Salmon Arm BC.


Now Hiring: All Positions Apply online: Drop into the hiring center: M-F 8am- 5:00pm 720 Trans Canada Hwy (old Honda Dealership-right side door) Call: 877-936-4168

Why should you join our team? At A&W we offer paid training, a health benefit program, opportunities for advancement and don’t forget about our great team environment! Now hiring both full and part time positions, temporary or permanent, with competitive wages. Apply within or online at An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

Black Friday’s Boutique

Seeking P/T sales Clerk Must be reliable, friendly and outgoing. Please no dropins call Dana 250-803-1846

Fax: 877-936-4174

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST We are looking for an experienced hygienist who is a growing individual with a passion for excellence. The ideal candidate will have excellent relational, clinical, time management, and diagnostic skills and must be demonstrably committed to ongoing learning and improvement. 3-4 d/wk.

HEALTH Care Security Officer opportunities with Canada’s Best 50 Managed Companies - Paladin Security - accepting resumes at Relief Milker for 60 cow dairy, 2 days per week, experienced applicants only. 250-546-6158

Dr. Gary Wessels, Inc. is a progressive solo practice located in Vernon, BC. Our mission: Provide excellent care that exceeds our patient’s expectations. We provide comprehensive dental care including periodontal and implant surgery, TMJ and bite disorder treatment, aesthetic dentistry, and extensive restorative dentistry.

North Country Catering has immediate openings for permanent full-time camp opportunities in Northern Alberta. Shift Rotation; 3 weeks in camp and one week home. Founded in 2000, NCC has become one of the largest independent management, operation & catering company in Western Canada. NCC is responsible for managing and operating remote work camps.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Interested applicants are invited to forward resumes to: North Country Catering, Human Resources e-mail: hr@ fax: 1-(780)-485-1550 P/T Janitor needed from 4-6 hours on weekends. Send resumes: Box 255, Canoe, BC V0E 1K0

Join our team!

Part Time Breakfast Cook – Must have past breakfast line experience and reliable transportation and a flexible work schedule. Part Time Server – Must have serving it right certification, as well as reliable transportation and a flexible work schedule. Please send resume’s to Feel free to stop by in person. No phone calls please

If this sounds like an environment where you will thrive, please fax your resume with cover letter to 250.542.1245.






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.

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 P/T Bookkeeper/receptionist required. Must have advanced computer skills and able to work in a fast paced environment with little supervision. Apply in person only with resume to Salmon Arm Ready Mix Ltd 2851-13Ave. SW Attention: Neal Shuswap Home Repair is seeking 2 laborers, PT/FT depending on abilities, must be honest & reliable, pay based on experience, (250)833-9446 SORRENTO chicken farm needs people to help move chickens on Sept 22nd , 28th or 29th Please leave message with name, phone number and age (250)675-5072 SURESPAN STRUCTURES requires Welder/Fabricator. Requirements: Welder Level “C” or 1st year fabrication minimum. Forklift and crane operators experience. Knowledge of how to interpret engineering drawings. CWB ticket an asset. Understand & apply basic mathematical skills. Preemployment drug screen may be required. Mail resume to 3721 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 6P2, fax: 250-7468011 or email: We require a truck driver with a valid Class 1 license. Individual should have experience driving a tractor/trailer unit & should be adept mechanically & physically fit. Forward resume to McLeod’s By-Products Ltd. 4559 Larkin Cross Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B6

Trades, Technical Class 4 Engineer is required for Colonial Farms. Must be able to work Graveyard shift. Competitive Wages with Full Benefits. Drop Resume between 8am & 2pm. 3830 Okanagan Street, Armstrong. (250)546-3008

734 Trans Canada Hwy., Sicamous

Dominion Securities





Caring and serving families of our community since 1947

André Carelse, Apprentice Funeral Director

eace of Mind

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools



PHONE: (250) 832-2223

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

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

Toll Free:


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Fruit & Vegetables

Trades, Technical

Painting & Decorating

$200 & Under

Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

12CUFT. Sears upright freezer, as new $175. (250)8324652

Sept 14th 8am-2pm 113 900 5th Ave SW. Honda mats, scrapbooking, dress clothes, shoes, Hshld, decor, baking

Peterson ) ) Orchards

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. LOG HOME BUILDERS Log home builders with at least 3 years experience in all facets of log home construction required for 2-3 year project in Ashcroft BC Accommodation available. Send Resume to Fax 250-453-0088 Email:


Esthetics Services

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

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

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

Pets & Livestock

Financial Services

MALTESE/SHITZU puppies. 1 male, 1 female, kennel trained, paper trained $500.(250)8324685 or (250) 803-1970

DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 50% and be debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1-877-5563500 BBB Rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.


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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping BOTTOM LINE ACCOUNTING Specializing in Small Business Allison Turland owner. Bookkeeping and Payroll on Simply Accounting or QuickBooks. Setup of Accounting Systems. Income Tax Preparation for Business, Personal & Corporate. Full Cycle Accounting. Will Work your Office or Mine. Phone: 250-8322262 E-mail:

8 Cu Ft’ Sears upright freezer like new $250 Call 250-832-2335

$400 & Under 12’ x 58’ mobile home under carriage & deck on 2 axles, ready to move $350. (250)835-4308 (250)803-1115

Farm Equipment CASE-IHC 885 Tractor W/FEL 3 pt. hitch 80Hp ROPS Cab w/heat, AC Radio good rubber 4 WD 3000hrs 250-675-2691

Fruit & Vegetables RARE APPLES. No spray

Cox-Orange apples & more European Varieties. Organic Gardens 6721 Buchanan RD. 250-542-1032

Garage Sales

Folding Table-6 people. folding single Bed w/mattress. Long Glass Table, Sm. Round table (glass top) New Push lawn mower. Tall Book Shelf (Wooden) Multi Use Ladder. Offers 250-832-8837

9-noon Sat Sept 14 @ 1121 23rd AVE SW Books Hshld tools All sorts of Stuff BLIND Bay: 2491 Centennial Dr., Sept 14, 9-3, telescope, sports, clothing, hsehold, misc CANOE: 6630 51St. NE follow signs from school, Sept 13,14,15, 8-4, furn. antiques, 8x10 quad trailer & ramps, 9.9HP 4stroke Suzuki o/b, fishing/camping gear, misc Cash only pls. (250)832-4652 DOWNSIZING! Quality items at bargain prices. Saddles, vintage furn hshld items Sat Sept 14 8-1 1801 18th St SE off 20th Ave. Downsizing Tools, books, Hshld, some antiques etc... 2312 Talana Trail Sorrento Cedar Heights Sept 14 9-2 MOVING sale. Furn. hshold items, bdrm suite. & more Sept. 14 8-3 2050 3 Ave. SE RANCHERO: Moving Sale 6604 Ranchero Dr. Sept14/15, 9-3, Something for everyone! Sat & Sun, Sept 14th & 15th, 8am-4pm. 1331 Vella Rd, off Ford Rd in Tappen. Saturday Sept 14th & Sunday Sept 15th. 12-5pm. 7630 Hwy 97A, Mara. Sept 14 & 15, 8am-4pm 3664 - Braelyn Road, Tappen Sunnybrae Properties Sept 14/15 9-3 2041 14th St SW Collectables, antique Oak Head board, hshld etc... Sept 14 8am-4pm 37-601 Beatty NW. Cross Railway at Thrift Store, turn left and follow signs.

Financial Services

Financial Services

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

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions AUCTION ANTIQUES/GENERAL Sunday, SEPT 22, 12pm Visit: For consignments call (250)835-2126


Legal Services

$300 & Under

F.J. Smitheram Trailer Towing Ltd Liquidation, Vehicles and Equipment at Russell Auction 2067 Hwy 3A Thrums between Castlegar & Nelson Sunday, Sept 15th 11 Am Open 9 AM Terms Cash Or Cheque Only Call 1-250-399-4793

$100 & Under Black office desk 5’x2.5’ $25 Rollaway w/mattress $20 Girls 18 spd Super cycle bike $15 Eurosport manual treadmill $20 Figure Skates Sz. 7.5 $10 Trim track $4 250-832-4820

SORRENTO: Moving Sale, 684 Elson Rd, Sept 13-21, 8-?, shop tools, antiques, furn., household, clothing, etc. TAPPEN: 3865 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd., Sept 14,15, 9-3, Moving, everything must go!! Snowblower, tools, bikes, garden items, lots of good stuff

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. SPECIAL 44’X40’ 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

Misc. for Sale 4 hardwood dining room arm chairs, beautiful maple sheen $250/set, LazyBoy recliner, light burgundy $50. (250)8324105 Antiques & Collectables Sale Vernon Collectors Club 25th Annual Vernon Rec Centre 3310 - 37 Avenue Next to Curling Rink 140 + tables of collectables! Fri. Sept 20, 3 - 8 PM, Sat Sept 21, 10 - 4 PM Admission $3.00 is good for BOTH days

Trademark Glassworks has all your household vinyl window and door renovation needs. They also do Solar Film for any window as well as ICBC windshield claims. See the experts, who have been serving the area for 12 years at 481-7St. SW Salmon Arm (across from Blackburn Park) (250)832-4527

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 WE buy gold. Alternative financing (250)832-9921

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

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


Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn

Available frozen at Peterson Orchards! Fresh Daily

Any Quantity 8 am to 8 pm Everyday

Phone to Order or Drop In

Pet Services

Pet Services

PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

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



BC Livestock Producers CO-OP




THIS IS A HUGE FARM DISPERSAL SALE INCLUDING THESE AMAZING ITEMS 1997 JD 6200 4x4 tractor c/w bucket, bale spear, 3pth, dual hydra. draw bar, a/c & stereo, 2005 JD 5305 55 HP tractor, NH 1465 hyaline 10’. Hesston 1130 swather 10’, BR-GR 320/9 rake. GR 280/8 Y8 rake. JD 375 round baler, 5x5 bales. OTHER ITEMS: 1998 Goertzen 16’ stock trailer. 1984 Ford PU 150 auto 4x4, 5.8 engine, Yamaha snow machine. Karcher pressure washer, compressors, welders, radial arm saw, table saw, power saws, tools, Round bales & square bales, miscellaneous farm & shop & household items.


Misc. for Sale

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

We Deliver

250-260-0110 or 804-3030


Misc Services


Shelving on the sides and across the front. Ideal for electrical or plumbing, etc. $1200. obo (250)833-1942 (780)870-0912 STEEL BUILDING Sizzling summer savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44 $8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206.

Laura’s Homemade Pies


LANDSCAPE const,paving stones, tie walls, lawn maint. You name it, i can do it 20+ yrs exp. 250-804-6190

•Fencing •Decks •Patios

4 km North on 30th St. NE 5690 35th St. NE Phone 832-4155 or 832-1347

Heavy Duty Machinery


•Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

CLEAR PLASTIC TARPS, approx. 40’x40’, $25.00/tarp, Days (250)835-4541 Evenings/Weekends (250)833-2118 SEASONED cut Birch firewood. $180. per cord & can deliver locally. (250)675-2379

Fresh Pressed Apple Juice!

Fresh apples, pears & plums


Heat, Air, Refrig. FOR the only furnace made in Canada, the highest quality and best service. Call Barry (250)833-2446

Home & Yard

AUCTION ANTIQUES/GENERAL Sunday, SEPT 22, 12pm Visit: For consignments call (250)835-2126

Fruit & Vegetables

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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

24/7 • anonymous • confidential • in your language




Stand up. Be heard. Get help.

Salmon Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, Wednesday,September September11, 11,2013 2013

Real Estate

Real Estate

Business for Sale

Mobile Homes & Parks

Small Taxi business in Sorrento for sale: Toyota van, licence, meter, and cell phone included. Call for details: 250-803-8445 or email:

FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA certified modular homes, manufactured/mobile homes and park model homes, we ship throughout Western Canada. Visit us online at or 877-976-3737

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 see pictures at sign#64890 $202,000. Call (250)832-6765


Best rate 5yr-2.89%OAC

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


Toll free 1-800-658-2345


Lots FULLY serviced level building lots on Canoe Beach Drive. REDUCED (250)836-4902 GREEN EMERALD ESTATES PREMIUM ESTATE LOTS. East upper Lakeshore Rd,

60’ Lakefront on Westside Rd w/quad bunk 32’ RV trailer sewer holding tank, hydro & water. $75,000. 250-938-0755

Other Areas LUXURY ARIZONA golf course properties from $97,900. Investment or vacation home. Short and long term rental programs available. Immediate positive cash. Financing available! 604-620-3728.

Salmon Arm. U build or we build 250-833-5855 A29 A29



Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

1BDRM. apartment, close to down town, adults, NS, NP, references req.(250)833-6855 1BDRM apartment downtown SA. $625/mo. Suomi Apartments. Keith (250)832-6060 1Bdrm Apt. in 4-Plex, Priv. & level entr adults quiet pet OK Avail Sept 15. $830 1070 1St St. SE 250-833-2129

Bright, spacious 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated. Includes F/S, DW, A/C, H/W & HEAT, NS, NP. Available Oct 1st $825/month (250)803-1694 Ask about Senior’s Discount

2BDRM, 2bath, Cambridge Court, 5appl., gas FP, $1000/mo + util (inc gas & water) NS, NP, (250)675-2385

2-BDRM, 2-BATH SICAMOUS LAKEFRONT fully furnished, underground parking, moorage, faces the water. NO PETS, NO SMOKING, D/D incl. some util $750/month 250-836-3884, 250-517-0634 or 403-540-2585 or 2 BEDROOM 1 bathroom condo, 5 appliances, clean and close to all conveniences, n/p n/s, utilities not included. email 3BDRM., 191-4 St. SE, parking spot, coin laundry, NP, NS, $850/mo. children welcome avail Sept 15 (250)804-9627

LAKEVIEW MANOR Beautiful unfurnished and fully furn. Apts. Viewing Shuswap Lake & McGuire Park. Close to all amenities in quiet adult NS, NP building. *Short term rates avail. Ref’s req’d 250-833-9148

Housesitting HOUSE SITTERS avail. Sept. 14 until the end of Oct. Mature responsible couple will take care of pets & plants (250)832-0090

Misc for Rent 3 Bdrm 2 1/2 bath house

Avail Sept 1 Large 1 Bdrm + Den DT $875/mo incl util. NS NP 250-675-2934

in Hillcrest area, 2 Bdrm, 1 bath house 30th St SW. 20x20 shop Substantially Renovated

Call AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BDRM. across from Askew’s DT, W/D, parking, Call Colin (1-604)858-8176 or Jeremy (1-250)253-2404 Avail Sept 1

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Homes for Rent

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




plus GST




per month OAC



Lakeside Realty Ltd.

Homes for Rent


2 Bedrm., + den, 2 Bath House F/S, 5.69 acres. NS, NP 8300 Black Road, Ranchero 3 Bedrm., 1.5 Bath Townhouse F/S, W/D, NS, NP 2235 5th Ave. NE., Salmon Arm





Merry Anderson 250-833-2799 MANAGING BROKER




Misc for Rent

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

DAILY, weekly, monthly meals can be incl., single or double private bdrm, living room, bath, incl. sat tv, wifi, & laundry (250)804-5545

COMPLETELY reno’d semi beachfront, top floor house on 1/2acre. 2Bdrm, new tile in floor heat, new carpet, kitchen & bath, 5appl., lrg deck, 1100sqft. internet, private dock, 20 min. to SA , NS, NP, ref’s req’d, $1000/mo. (604)612-1715 (604)861-6254

1BDRM. Close to DT NS Damage and ref’s req. $750 incl. Util (250)804-0802

Mobile Homes & Pads Avail Oct 1st. Large, 1bdrm plus. 12x65 trailer on quiet private property. close to shopping. $750/mo. incl hydro. N/S, N/P, no partiers. Ref’s & Sec. deposit req’d. 250-832-4072 Park Model 2006 Laurel Creek in Mesa Arizona $25,000 Contact Eileen at 250-517-0322

Homes for Rent 1BDRM. house on acreage, north of Enderby for one person, util. incl. NS, NP, No drugs, must have ref’s, $650/mo. (250)838-5980 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 $850/mo Refs req 250832-3303 3BDRM very private, garage, lg garden & lawn area, paved drive, $1450/mo long term tenants pref. (250)803-1060 6 Bdrm 31/2 Bath 3 level home on 2.5 private acres. Incl W/D, 2 fridges. stove, DW MW/range. 2 bay shop. Can be fenced for horses. Lge yrd. incl playground area w/swings slide, trampoline, WiFi and Sat incl. $1800 Plus util. 6-12 month lease preferred. Tappen/Sunnybrae. Call Jason or Tara 250-804-6401 or email Avail Oct 1 3Bdrm Bungalow + Out Buildings on 13 Acres, 3 Km from SA DT privacy, view. $1250/mo 250-549-6773 Blind Bay Fabulous 4 Bdrm Home. semi Lakeshore 2 FP’s Deeded beach C/W dock, etc.. NP NS Ref’s Req’ $1100/mo Util and WiFi incl. 250-6754699 or 250-804-6181 Avail Mid Sept to Mid June CHASE: modern 3bdrm., 2.5bath, 5appl./central vac, enc. 2 car grg., avail. immed, $1100/mo. Large sundeck close to lake (250)318-1393

FAMILY of 4 needing a home to rent in Sicamous for Oct 1/2013. $1100/month max is all we can afford. 3 bedroom minimum with a basement preferred. Both myself and boyfriend work and my 2 daughters are in school full time, have a small cat. Will consider Sept 15 to start moving things in. I can be reached at 778930-0852 Andrea and Rob SORRENTO: Large 1bdrm 1.5bath, cozy 2 storey log home, lake access across the street, quiet area, ref’s a must, NS, NP, asking $825/mo. + util. (250)804-6373 SUNNYBRAE. quiet, private forest, 2 Bdrm Energy saving home. Unique design, efficient wood stove, stroll to lake, NS 5 appl. Pets neg. $900/mo 250-835-8236 . TAPPEN: 2Bdrm up, 1 down, all appl., lots of parking BLIND BAY: 2Bdrm 2 bath indoor garage. Long term inquiries only (250)835-8588

Rooms for Rent QUIET convenient location on bus route close to college & Uptown Askews, working preferred or student $450/mo. plus DD, free internet & cable, avail. immed. (250)832-3587

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

Storage PRIVATE, covered 90x60 ft quonset storage, pwr/wtr. RV/Boat/Car/Trailer. 10mins outside of Salmon Arm. Year round short or long term at $4.00 linear ft. Call Thomas at 250-804-1115, 250804-6730, or

Suites, Lower 1400SQFT. 2 bed w/o bsmt suite. Private entr, private yard, 5 appl, all util & sat. for TV incl. NP, NS, $900 per mth. $450. dd req. + ref. Avail 1 Oct or 15 Sept. Call after 6:00 p.m. (250)804-2028

1BDRM., close to town, private, NS, NP, DD, $650/mo. utilites included (250)804-8293 1 bdrm+den, bright, spacious Hillcrest suite. N/S. $850/mo. Avail immed. 250-804-5049 2BDRM great location no stairs. avail. immed, walk to town, lakeview, cable incl. util. extra. NS/NP, DD req’d, $800/mo. 250-832-6684. Avail Sept 15th 2Brdm basement suite W/D F/S util incl. $800 DD (375) Ref. required avail. Sept 15 250-804-3876 BACHELOR Suite, Sunnybrae Lakeview 4.5 km from TCH, $475 N/S N/P 250-832-9179 BRIGHT, 1 bdrm suite in walkout with patio & yard in quiet Hillcrest area. Includes, fr, st, micro, w, d, cable, wifi, utilities and 2 parking spaces. Perfect for single professional with no pets for long-term lease. Available Oct 1st. $900.00/mth plus dd. To view please call (250) 804-0095. Bright clean 2Bdrm Daylight suite Close to DT incl 5 ppl. Util incl NS no parties Ref’s and DD Req. $975/mo 250804-5659 or 250-202-6446

Suites, Upper Blind Bay newer large 2bdrm, available mid Sept., lake & Mt. views, 5appl., sat TV, wifi, util., lots of storage, prefer long term tenant, lease & DD req., NS, NP, no drugs or parties, not suitable for children or physically challenged due to steep terrain $900/mo. (250)675-3250

Townhouses HOUSE sitter/renter from Dec 8th to April 20th. $700 per month, includes all utilities, TV, Internet, Phone. Nice large townhouse, fully furnished, Fabulous view. Np, ns. Ph 250-832-7256 IDA VISTA is a family orientated housing cooperative located in Salmon Arm. We are now accepting applications for 3BDRM units Now avail in Ida Vista housing Co-Op. Housing charges are $783/mo. with a one time share capital purchase of $1500. Small pet okay. For further info call 250-804-7323 9am to 3 pm.


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1980 Audi $1200 Call 250835-8395

2002 Chevy Cavalier Z24, mint cond., 38,000km, fully loaded $5800. obo (250)6755082

2001 Chrysler T & C LXi limited edition fully loaded 7pass. full maint. records, new tires, hitch, Munro shocks, extensive 200,000km maint. done $4700. obo (250)675-5082

12 Volt Alum Boat Loader, with over Canopy rack $1400 OBO Phone 250-835-2213

Auto Accessories/Parts 2 Michelin Primacy Radials Mounted on a GM 5x450 rims with Mag Style Wheel covers. 778-489-3684 4 Nordic Mud/snow tires on Chev 5 hole rims P205/65r15 $200 250-832-2571

Auto Financing

2002 VW Jetta TDI top of the line, lady driven, 230,000kms, excel cond., maint rec. avail. Asking $5750. 250-675-5140 2005 Dodge SX2 91,000kms Exc running cond. new brakes and tires $3800 250-832-5956

Cars - Sports & Imports

2009 Toyota Tacoma 35,000 Km 2WD 4Cyl 6 year Ext Warranty $17,985 250-833-8749

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Legal Notices


Sport Utility Vehicle DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals DL# 7557

2013 Ford Escape, auto, 2L SUV, complete w/towing hitch, under sealed, 3M protection etc, low kms, $27,000. obo (250)832-0926

Legal Notices

Legal Notices


Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Turtle Valley Community Association of Chase BC, 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 a lease for Community Hall purposes covering Lot 1, Section 35, Township 21, Range 12, Plan 5444, Kamloops Division Yale District (KDYD) situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Chase. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3410198. 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 September 26, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website index.jsp - 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.

Land Act:

Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that John Alan Davidson and William Henry Davidson from Coquitlam BC have applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kamloops, for a Crown land tenure to build a road situated on Provincial Crown land located at portion of Sections 16,20 and 21, Township 23, Range 8 W6M, Kamloops Division Yale District (KDYD). The Lands File for this application is 3411508. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Senior Land Officer, Kamloops, MFLNRO, at 441 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to October 9, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Office in Kamloops.

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1978 MGB Convertible. New top 3 yrs. Ago Recently had front end alignment. Runs Well, always Stored indoors call 778-489-1404

Re: The estate of Jennifer Sally Hunt, also known as Jennifer S Hunt, also known as Sally Hunt, also known as Sally J Hunt, deceased, formerly of Salmon Arm, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Jennifer Sally Hunt, also known as Jennifer S Hunt, also known as Sally Hunt, also known as Sally J Hunt, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executrix, Elizabeth Anne Foster, at 421 7th Street S.E. Salmon Arm, British Columbia V1E 4E9 on or before September 27, 2013 after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

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