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Police deem arson cause of blaze

Man with a mission A youthful, spry, 94-yearold Howard Overend makes his way along the route of the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run held Sunday at Blackburn Park. Overend, who is an inspiration to many, has participated in all 33 runs. More photos on page A14 and at www.

Pedro Gonzales: Origin of fire pinpointed, business up and running Saturday.

By Barb Brouwer OBSeRVeR STAFF

Salmon Arm RcMP have confirmed a Sept. 9 fire at Pedro Gonzales Fruit and Garden ltd. was the result of arson. “We have established the source of the fire and are speaking to various witnesses with respect to their observations,” said Sgt. carlos Tettolowski Monday. “I expect the investigation to last several weeks.” Pedro’s co-owner dale Ruth is happy to leave the investigation in the hands of poWe have established lice. “The RcMP are doing a the source of great job,” he says. the fire and are Shock and despair over the speaking to fire that destroyed a feed barn, various witnesses half of the main sales buildwith respect to their ing and the product inside, are turning to hope and gratitude observations. for the whole family. “Saturday was somewhat normal for us,” said Ruth of Pedro’s albeit limited opening. “It was very encouraging for us Sgt. Carlos and I wouldn’t have expected Tettolowski otherwise – this town is amazing.” rcmp Ruth says everyone connected to the thriving business has experienced a gamut of emotions. “It has been an emotional rollercoaster,” he says of the first few days that were “powered by adrenalin” when everyone was scrambling to get organized. “There was so much to think about. “What about the lady that had ordered all that chicken feed? Just so much going through my mind.” like the other members of the family, Ruth is anxious to get back to normal as soon as possible, noting with satisfaction that more and more people, including young folks, are developing an interest in locally-grown produce – something that encourages the family to grow and sell the best produce they can. See Pedro’s on page A2

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Alert issued over Gort’s cheese

Interior Health: Warning after E.Coli-caused illness detected.

By Barb Brouwer OBSeRVeR STAFF

An outbreak of e. coli in Interior Health has prompted the health authority and the Bc centre For disease control to issue a public alert to avoid consuming cheese from Gort’s Gouda cheese Farm.

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One person has died and two other Interior Health residents are recovering from e. coli-caused illnesses. Of eight people in the province to have contracted e. coli recently, four have been confirmed to have the same e. coli 0157:H7 strain, and all said they had eaten cheese from Gort’s Gouda

cheese Farm. The illness was first reported in July, with the majority occurring at the end of August and beginning of September. “Three are IH residents and one of the three is the person who died,” said dr. Rob Parker, medical health officer for Interior Health.

“The IH resident who died had consumed Gort’s cheese and had a lab-confirmed case of e. coli 0157:H7, and that particular bacteria was a ‘finger-print match’ (with the other cases).” Parker said health officials are still trying to determine See Officials on page A2

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Continued from front “We’re still picking corn and apples and we have a commitment to our growers down south,” said co-owner Nicole Ruth last week, noting the kind words and encouragement offered by the many people stopping by and calling has helped energize the family to move forward. “People are jumping in to help, dropping their day’s schedule to help us with power and water,” she said, noting how well the many small, local businesses stick together. “Other small businesses rely on us for their businesses and we’re trying to accommodate them.” Also encouraging the Ruths are the 10 to 15 regular employees who have worked for the family for several years. Pedro’s will remain open until late fall. The family plans to have the business completely up and running by next spring.

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Officials try to locate source Continued from front how much the E. coli contributed to the death. When the onset occurred in July, it was a cause for concern but, as an isolated case, did not ring alarm bells. The province gets a number of E. coli cases throughout the year and while they try to identify the source, people are sometimes unable to pinpoint the cause of the illness. It takes anywhere from two to four weeks from the time a person gets ill to get the bacteria fingerprinting done and matched. In terms of the outbreak linked to Gort’s, health officials saw a cluster developing only last week, said Parker. Neither Interior Health nor the BCCDC would confirm whether the person who died is young or old, male or female, only that they contracted the illness late in August. Officials at the Canadian Food Inspection

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Cheese varieties: A popular tourist draw, Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm has stopped selling its cheeses in the wake of E. Coli-caused illnesses thought to originate from one of the cheeses. Agency (CFIA) are working to determine which specific cheese is implicated in the outbreak. A CFIA inspector was on-site on the weekend and “strongly recommended” Gort’s stop the sale of all cheeses, which they did Saturday, Parker said. The CFIA was expected to issue a recall of Gort’s cheese or cheeses infected with E. coli late yesterday. In the meantime, Interior Health and the

BCCDC are advising people not to eat any cheese from Gort’s Gouda and to throw out any remaining cheese. Kathy and Gary Wikkerink have owned Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm for six years and have six employees and 70 cows. The owners were not available for comment. Their product is distributed in most local grocery stores, some specialty stores in the Okanagan and in Vancouver.


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Musician: Falls from his boat while fishing on Shuswap Lake. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Bluegrass musicians are expressing their sorrow following the death Sunday of accomplished banjo player Gene Bretecher of Sorrento. Bretecher was fishing on Shuswap Lake some 30 metres from shore when he fell out of his boat just before 1 p.m. Sept. 15. Bretecher’s wife, Linda, saw her husband fall into the water and called for help. A retired RCMP officer and former dive team member was on the scene in minutes and assisted in pulling the 74-year-old Bretecher from the water.

CPR was performed, and Emergency Health Services arrived on scene a short time later. But efforts to resuscitate Bretecher were unsuccessful.

Gene Bretecher musician Chase RCMP report Bretecher was not wearing a life-jacket at the time of the accident. A talented and popular bluegrass musician,

Bretecher’s death has touched many in the music world. “I toured with him in a band for quite a number of years, in Canadian Whitewater, and he was just one of my favourite people in the world,” says popular bluegrass musician Chris Stevens, who shared fun travel adventures across the globe. “He was a consummate professional, a wonderful banjo player and flat-picking guitar player.” Bretecher taught a number of different courses at Sorrento Centre every summer for more than a decade and at a variety of oldtime fiddle camps. “It almost sounds so patent to say, but he

smiled a lot,” says Ste- man and an inspiration. vens. “That was a thing “Gene touched so about Gene, that’s many people. In all the what he enjoyed, the time I knew him and camaraderie and the from all the people who music.” played with him, I have Another well-known never heard a negative s i n g e r - s o n g w r i t e r comment about him,” and musician, Blu Hopkins said. “He’ll Hopkins, described be sorely missed by all Opening Ad - Proof03.pdf 1 9/15/13 BretecherSASCU as -a Grand gentle of us.”

Police arrest suspect in several area thefts A prolific thief may be off the street for a while. On Sunday, Sept. 15, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a complaint that a phone had been stolen from a locked vehicle on Shuswap Street in Salmon Arm. Someone had smashed the driver’s side window to access

the vehicle. While on scene, police received several other calls indicating that a male had been seen checking other vehicles. Police patrolled and located a suspect matching the description of the thief a short distance away. The suspect, a 34-year-old man, was found in possession of stolen property and

drugs on scene, was arrested and held in custody for court. The man was also found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant for arrest in B.C. and numerous non-returnable warrants from Atlantic Canada. Police say they believe the suspect is responsible for several other thefts and break and enters in the area .



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Government liquor store plans rile owner By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

A Sept. 16 announcement that a provincial website will give British Columbians an opportunity to express their opinions about the liquor industry has further fueled anger for a private liquor store owner. In a press release Monday, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton said government has been hearing from industry and stakeholders about changes they would like made to B.C.’s liquor laws. Anton said the province is looking for “common-sense changes that balance consumer convenience and economic activity with public health and safety.” But common sense is not a word Hideaway Pub owner Gord Erickson applies to a government looking for opinons when, he says, it is working in direct competition with private liquor store owners. Erickson takes issue with the fact Salmon Arm’s provincial liquor store has moved closer to him and in a much more prominent location on the Trans-Canada Highway, and will feature many of the specialized features the government enthusiastically recommended private liquor store owners provide 10 years ago when it was announced the province was getting out of liquor sales. He says the government has broken its own rules by moving their liquor store closer than the one-kilometre

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distance required for private stores and is selling liquor at prices private owners cannot match. “The fact that government dictates our purchase price and can manipulate it to their advantage, basically they make it so we can’t compete with their stores by making our cost of sales much, much higher than theirs,” he says. “The fact that they are using this survey or test market to see what the people want is laughable.” Erickson is also angry the local government liquor store will be one of only seven in the province to feature walk-in coolers, something that has, until now, provided private liquor stores with a bit of an edge. When asked why the province would build such a specialized store in Salmon Arm, a small community already served by five private liquor stores, Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Policy Reform, John Yap, said the pilot project is being introduced to stores that are either new or undergoing renovations, which made them ideal candidates for the new cold rooms. To Erickson, the bottom line is why the government is in competition with privately owned stores. “The fact remains, the rules for government are different than the rules for private sector in the same marketplace,” he says. “Tell me how that’s fair?” A call to Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo did not receive a response by press time.

Tribute Dinner

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Reception & Cash Bar Dinner Tribute to Eugene Casavant

Eugene served as Administrator of the hospital for 15 years. In 1986 he was signature to the establishment of the Foundation. He has served as a volunteer for the Foundation including the role of President and current volunteer Managing Director. Eugene has been a formidable influence for the hospital’s progress and expansion initiatives, we wish him well in his retirement. We hope you will join us in recognizing his contribution to healthcare in the Shuswap.

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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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for what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

Sharing Terry’s dream Phew, I did it. After coming out of the closet, so-to-speak, about my recent foray into running, I took my running shoes to the streets of Salmon Arm on Sunday for the Terry Fox Run. I started to run, somewhat clandestinely in the early morning or under cover of darkness, mostly because I didn’t want other people to see how slow I might be going or the look of anguish upon my furrowed brow as I huffed and puffed up just about any hill.  My mantra became, “It doesn’t matter how fast you are going, you are still beating everyone who is sitting on the couch.” This past week I was feeling a bit discouraged because I caught the first of the back-to-school viruses from my children, and was feeling pretty congested and wondered what I had gotten myself into. Then, funnily enough, I was watching TV and saw a clip of Terry Fox dipping his foot in the Atlantic and felt somewhat sheepish when thinking of comparing my nasal congestion to his determination to run miles through constant pain to help fund cancer research. “I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try,” Terry Fox said.  And once I arrived at Blackburn Park, there was another person to admire. Howard Overend has run all 33 Terry Fox runs, ever since the start of the Marathon of Hope in 1980. But what is truly remarkable was to see Howard out in his shorts and Tilley Hat, ready to run this year – at age 94. No, that was not a misprint. Truly, Howard embodies Fox’s spirit.  And then there was Zachary Watkins, the five-year-old who now joins my twins in kindergarten. He was still in diapers when he was diagnosed and endured surgery and chemotherapy. Sunday, Zach rode his bike in the 2-km and gave me a high five before the start. He’s a survivor.  It was also heartening to hear organizer Cliff Evans speak about how, when Terry began his Marathon of Hope, his chance of surviving his form of cancer was five per cent. Today, that prognosis has jumped to 85 per cent. It is advances in cancer care, which have come from years of study and clinical trials, that have made the difference. But research doesn’t come cheap – and it is the support of average citizens, all of whom, I think it is safe to say, have been touched in some way by this terrible disease, that has helped make that difference.  While running four kilometers has not exactly been a lifelong dream, it was something I didn’t believe I could do – until I tried. It feels good to know that my efforts, along with others across the country, generated funds to support the continuation of Terry’s dream. Not only did I jog the course to the finish, but I also managed to surpass my fundraising goal. I know it will be money well spent. Thank you to those who supported my personal fundraising drive and to all those in the Shuswap who donated to the cause. An initial count shows $6,100 was raised locally.  Hope to see you there next September.

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Taking a relaxing break from scrutiny Everyone enjoys a break from their daily routine. Long weekends and vacations are always appreciated. So, who are we to begrudge our prime minister, Stephen Harper, for wanting to prorogue parliament for a couple of months? The current parliamentary session, the 41st, has been running for 222 days. Not quite two-thirds of a year, but that’s a lot of question periods ducking and weaving questions and scandals like a punchdrunk boxer. But wait, those 222 days are actually spread over a two-year period. The 41st parliamentary session started in June 2011, following the general election, and was in session for 68 days, another 129 days in 2012 and another 75 days in 2013.

No matter, Harper said he decided to prorogue the 41st parliamentary session because the Conservative government had achieved most of what it had set out to do in the last Speech from the Throne. Word is, Harper will ask the Governor General to call MPs back in October. Meanwhile, B.C.’s Premier Christy Clark is also putting the provincial legislature on hold for a bit. If things were going well we could forgive our hard-working leaders for wanting a little ‘metime.’ But things aren’t going well. We hope Harper and Clark use their time off constructively to come up with economic action plans that actually benefit Canadians and British Columbians who are out of work and/or living in poverty. – Kelowna Capital News

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The Observer asked: What do you think about the parking time limits in the downtown core?

Muriel Schubert “More people would consider shopping in the downtown area if there were fewer restrictions on parking.”

Nancy Whitticase “The one hour on the streets and two hours in the parking lots is fair.”

Warren Welter “If more people rode bikes they wouldn’t have to worry about parking .”

Time for BC Hydro to cover its overdue bills BC VIEWS

Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – When Christy Clark became premier in 2011, one of her first priorities was to delay steep increases in BC Hydro rates. BC Hydro was heading to the B.C. Utilities Commission to apply for rate increases totalling 32 per cent over three years. This, obviously, was a problem for an unelected premier whose single message was that she was good for families, and who faced an election in two years. The government’s Mr. Fix-It, Rich Coleman, first tried to delay a couple of expensive seismic upgrades, adding to the long history of political fiddles that pushed off expensive problems. BC Hydro’s engineers soon convinced him that if the creaky old Ruskin and Campbell River dams were to bust in a quake, it wouldn’t be good for families downstream. Coleman scraped up some internal savings in the vast utility and met Clark’s pre-determined target of keeping rate increases below four per cent in the preelection period. Mission accomplished, as George W. Bush might have said. Then last week, an August working paper on the need for BC Hydro rate hikes was leaked. It showed BC Hydro making a case for new increases totaling 26 per cent over two years. The leak came via the Canadian Office and Professional Employees local 378, the BC Hydro inside staff union that has a history of mostly juvenile attacks on the B.C. Liberal government. Bill Bennett, the current energy minister, spent the next couple of days repeating to anyone who would listen that this initial proposal had already been rejected, and that work was well along to make the rate increase more palatable. Perhaps it’s back to where it was in 2011.

COPE 378 and the NDP played their rehearsed roles. Both tried to blame the situation on private power contracts. The union and its political front are less concerned about rising power bills than they are about holding onto the state monopoly on electricity generation. Energy industry lawyer David Austin calculates that of the proposed 26.4-percent increase, about 3.5 per cent can be attributed to BC Hydro buying power from private sources, at prices competitive with new public power sources such as the Site C dam. Most of it comes from the overdue repairs to those old dams, other costly projects including the addition of turbines to two Columbia River dams, and deferred debt from previous political meddling. In August I reported that as many as 20 of BC Hydro’s existing private power purchase contracts will be cancelled or deferred. This was also seized upon to portray private power as the root of all evil, both financially and environmentally. In fact the attrition rate on these projects has always been about one out of three. This is what happens when the risks of expanding the provincial electrical grid are shared with private investors. These run-of-river and wind projects were promoted to maximize clean energy sources, as well as to spread the grid to remote areas. This was Gordon Campbell’s climate change strategy. Then came the gas boom. Clark seized upon liquefied natural gas exports as the key to future prosperity, and the government soon declared burning gas “clean” as long as it facilitates LNG production. Bennett now acknowledges that gasfired power plants are an option for the future. They are cheaper than hydro, small or large. Bennett’s two tasks are to supply industry with cheap power and get consumer rates under control. It looks as if the gas is being turned up, and Site C is moving to the back burner. 

Paul Walker “I’m all for free parking but for a reasonable amount of time so people won’t park all day.”

Mike Gilburg “It should be at least two hours so that people have enough time to shop.”

Keep the bitumen flowing Apparently Big Oil has instructed Prime Minister Harper to do whatever it takes to get that sticky bitumen flowing out of Canada. The federal Conservatives are currently making a ‘full court press’ against any opposition to tar-sand oil pipelines in B.C. Hot air will inflate political promises, financial figures will be fiddled, pipeline technology will be glorified and safety will be championed.

Critics will be demonized and bribes will be offered. There are countless examples of corporate greed being exacerbated by human blundering. One need only look across the Pacific Ocean to Japan’s ongoing nuclear nightmare. The expediency of short-term profits overwhelmed the morality of ethics. Then there is Enbridge’s 2010 horrific Kalamazoo River oil spill. Their pipe-

line operators ignored the implications of the alarms sounded in Enbridge’s Edmonton headquarters for 18 hours and pumped nearly one million gallons of diluted bitumen into the environment. All Canadians should heed George Bernard Shaw’s warning, “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” Lloyd Atkins

Ways to remedy health care Recently out of four weeks fighting a stubborn, systemic infection threatening to shut down my ability to carry on as a functioning adult, one of those weeks was spent in a local hospital. I learned, through observation and questioning, a few things that the health administration in this province might wish to take into consideration. First of all, the system is broken and needs fixing, immediately. Our BC Ministry of Health ought to be out front in leading society to a place of wellness and wellbeing. It isn’t. I learned that hospitals do not recycle anything, which is absolutely irresponsible and preposterous in this day and age.

The excuse seems to be that contamination might somehow occur. Balderdash! Secondly, our nurses are not underpaid. They are, however, grossly overworked. The average nurse in the execution of his/her duties in a 12-hour shift walks or runs approximately 16 kilometres or 10 miles, if you prefer. No, I am not kidding. Research has been done with pedometers and a nurse can execute 16,000 steps or more in a shift and that, folks, equates, at a metre a step, to 16-k. The care these nursing practitioners provide is superb and “seldom is heard a discouraging word.” However, when you ask for something or are due for a medication or treatment and

your attending nurse runs from your room saying, “I’ll be right back,” and you don’t see her/him for quite a spell, you can bet that she/ he has been drawn in several directions of priority, all superseding yours. And each nurse is responsible for four or five patients plus assisting other nurses with their wards. OK now, how about waste, and I don’t mean garbage. Senior management salaries are out of sight and, in my opinion, totally unwarranted. Any program or initiative which does not directly impact patient care and improvement ought to be scrapped. Edgar Murdoch

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A notice to Observer advertisers informed them of a rise in rates. The notice related that the next issue, the Observer would be starting on its seventh year. of publication. It was first issued as a five-column, four-page paper, and not until it had been running two years did its subscription list reach 400. In 1913 it was a six-column, eight-page paper. Expenses had increased but advertising rates had not changed.


J.L. Jackson appeared before the city council to discuss the proper care and development of the athletic grounds and financing of the grandstand. Mrs. E.J. Wright, wife of the general superintendent of the New York Central Railway, arrived in Salmon Arm to visit her brother, R.G. Kirkpatrick of Gleneden.


A heavy rainfall had shown up some bad spots in the city streets. Readers were asked if there could be anything worse than the section of road between the United Church and Mayor Thomson’s corner on Merton Hill.


The ladies of the Valley Women’s Institute held their annual flower show at Hedgeman’s Corner. George Stirling, MLA, opened the show. Other speakers included E.J. Stoner, S.R. Clough, F. Farmer and Mrs. R.N. Bray, Miss P. Pacey and Miss Ireland. There was a very fine display of V.J. Fields’ inlaid woodwork.


Howard Tetlock, who celebrated his 25th anniversary as Canoe postmaster, handled the Royal Mail during the reign of four sovereigns, and had taken a holiday only once during that time: to attend a postmasters’ convention at Vancouver in 1948.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Gaining hope by giving hope By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF


s odd as it may sound, one of Erica Casselman’s greatest life accomplishments was caring for her dying husband, Jim. “I would never exchange the time we had,” Casselman says of her lifelong love, who died of cancer in 2007. “Caring for Jim made me a more compassionate, more human person. I learned so much through the experience.” In 2005, Jim was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, an incurable form of cancer caused by asbestos inhalation. Jim was treated with aggressive chemotherapy and underwent surgery. During a seven-month remission, the couple and their two sons enjoyed a reasonably active life, cherishing the time they had. In December 2006, the disease took centre stage again and Jim tried an unproven treatment as part of a clinical trial in Edmonton. Sadly, this did not work and Jim died in April 2007.   Casselman’s experience grew into a feeling that she had a personal responsibility to help others.  “There are challenges in caregiving for someone you love, but I also felt compelled to share that there are gifts in the caregiving role. You can get so bogged down in the challenges that you can’t see the rewards,” she says.  And so, Casselman has become a CancerConnections volunteer, acting as a source of support for other caregivers whose loved ones have cancer. This is an extension of a Canadian Cancer Society program that pairs people who have cancer with others who are recently diagnosed and looking for some support. 

Casselman knows firsthand that it is not just cancer patients who need support – caregivers also need caring. So she joined the network of volunteers across the country who offer the voice of experience to those in a similar situation to her own. The program operates by phone, so matches between volunteer and caregiver happen across the country. “What I love about this program is that it is so accessible, all you need is a phone, so you can contact people from anywhere you might be and reach them even in the most remote of places,” says Casselman.  The service is free and the volunteer is given a calling card to make the connection with the person looking for support. This also protects the volunteer’s confidentiality because they never give out their personal phone numbers and ensures the support role doesn’t become more than a volunteer can handle. The CancerConnections program also sets limits on the relationship.  Casselman, for example, has had six matches from across the country and all have involved someone caring for a terminal cancer patient. Once the person has died, Casselman will do a follow-up call with the caregiver, but then the support can be facilitated by the Canadian Cancer Society’s office to bereavement support services in that person’s community.  There is also constant support for volunteers through the Canadian Cancer Society’s debriefing teams.  “They recognize this can be an emotional process for their volunteers and I can call them any time for suggestions, ideas about what to say and they always follow up with me to see how I am doing.” Casselman says that while

CancerConnections volunteer: Above, Erica Casselman sits on a memory bench dedicated to her late husband Jim. Below, Ivan, Graham and Erica Casselman cherish time with Jim, centre, before he died. she is still grieving the loss of her husband, offering support to others provides satisfaction. “You get to know them so well, because you understand the journey of cancer. Often  I’ve heard, ‘Erica, you are the only one who gets it.’ And I find that so important. It helps me put aside whatever I am doing. It is not about me, it is about them, in that moment in time in that dark place,” she says.  “My thought is, if you want hope in life, give hope to others.” Often simply listening is what can be most helpful. As well, volunteers can bring up topics or offer some coping strategies

or practical tips that the caregiver can choose to use as they see fit. She suggests caregivers consider things like wills and medical care directives, look at recording moments with their loved one through photos, audio tapes, and speaking to friends and family from their heart about how to help. “I’ve become very comfortable with talking about the uncomfortable,” she says.  If you or someone close to you has cancer, or if you are a cancer survivor or caregiver looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, The Canadian Cancer Society invites you to contact their free and confidential support programs at or by calling 1-888939-3333.

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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

Civic Address


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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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Coffee company comes to Canoe By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

The public will have a chance to weigh in Sept. 23 on a coffee roasting business and restaurant proposed for Canoe. A public hearing will be held that night at 7 in the North Canoe Hall regarding a rezoning to accommodate the Leaping Frog Coffee Company Ltd. at 4940 Canoe Beach Dr. NE – the former Doc’s Pub location. The zoning amendment would change the zoning from C1, local commercial, to C16, comprehensive develop-

ment zone. A report from the city’s planning department notes that staff reviewed other coffee roasting operations in the province. “It is apparent that the nature of this land use (e.g.: smoke and odours) is such that creation measures are necessary to mitigate possible impacts to the surrounding properties.” The measures listed included restrictions on operating hours, a maximum number of coffee beans per week, as well as an afterburner. Karla Ferster, the applicant, told council Sept. 9 that she

moved here two years ago Canoe, and would like to have from Crescent Beach, and Ca- a community wall in the businoe reminded her of Crescent ness, celebrating it. Beach 20 years She said she ago. She said she’s would address any been operating her concerns about coffee company the coffee roasting for eight years out quickly, because of Vancouver, and she lives in the will maintain the community. Fercoffee roasting ster noted that an there. afterburner elimiHer plan is to nates 95 per cent Nancy create a commuof emissions into Cooper nity-focused eatthe air. ery in Canoe, with Mayor Nancy Mayor coffee roasting Cooper expressed year round. her support for the plan. She said she has a deep ap“I think we’re all quite expreciation for the history of cited about your proposal.”

Enrolment better than expected Enrolment looks to be a little better than last spring’s projections in the North Okanagan Shuswap School District but still down approximately 200 students from last school

year. “It looks like we’re up a little bit from projections with elementary up around 50 students and secondary up 17,” said Superintendant Glenn Borthistle at

the first regular meeting for the North Okanagan Shuswap Board of Education Tuesday. He noted these numbers are still very preliminary and the district will have a better idea

on the ministry’s enrolment “snapshot” day on Sept. 30. “But, it looks like we’re sitting at about 5,800 and last year we were right around 6,000 students.”


I’m getting an inheritance

Have you ever met an ‘average person’? Neither have I. But, for the sake of argument, let’s say you’re the ‘average Canadian’ and you’re getting an inheritance. If so, that inheritance is not likely to be large, to help you make the most of that inheritance, here are some suggestions you may find helpful: • Understand what you’re getting. Is your inheritance in cash or investments that are liquid? Maybe you’ll be receiving tangible assets such as land, buildings or art that may take time to sell or that you will want to retain. Has the inheritance been bequeathed directly to you or will it be held in a trust that you do not control?

• STOP and take stock. Draw up a budget of your immediate income needs and your future income and capital needs based on your goals and dreams. Ensure proper asset allocation – meaning that money you need in the near future should not be placed in an investment that locks it in for a long time or that would be subject to redemption fees should you need the funds before the ‘locked-in’ period expires. • Repay non-deductible debt. Use some or all of your inheritance to repay debt on which the loan interest is not tax deductible. Start with debt that carries the highest loan interest rate. • Top it up. If you have investments held within RRSPs or TFSAs with unused carryforward room, fill it up. • Send your inheritance to school. Contribute to investments held within

RESPs to pay for your children’s expensive (and necessary) post-secondary education.

• Invest in your retirement/estate. Look carefully at such tax-advantage wealth accumulation vehicles such as Corporate Class Mutual Funds (that allow you to switch between different investments without triggering capital gains at the time of the switch) and Permanent Life Insurance (if you need it) which could provide tax-free funds at a critical time or a source of investment income to replace an income that is no longer there. • Know your relationship rules. In many provinces, gifts and inheritances are exempt in the case of separation or divorce. But – if you invest your inheritance in joint names with your partner or in a family home or cottage, or use the funds to pay down debt on jointly held property and then separate, the assets may become fully sharable. You may want to keep property and other investments separate from other family investments/assets. What you do with your inheritance is up to you, but to be sure your decisions fit your unique situation, talk to your legal and professional advisor first. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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City News and Public Notices TAX SALE In accordance with Sections 403 and 405 of the Local Government Act and amendments thereto, the properties described hereunder shall be offered for sale by Public Auction in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 500 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, B.C., on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., unless the delinquent taxes with interest thereon are sooner paid. At the time of the bid, successful bidders are required to deposit cash and/or certified cheque with the Collector, for an amount equal to at least the upset price of the property offered for sale. Should the property be sold for more than the upset price, any excess must be paid to the Collector no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, September 30, 2013, by cash and/or certified cheque. The sale may be adjourned to the same hour on the following day, and from day to day, until each parcel is disposed of. Civic Address

Legal Description

Upset Price

1151 Old Auto Road SE

Lot 45; Plan KAP79114


364 Ross Street NE

Lot 1; Plan K626


362 Ross Street NE

Lot 2; Plan K626


141 – 2500 Highway 97B SE

MHR#16193 – No. 141; Countryside 1,863.63

78 – 3350 10 Avenue (TCH) NE MHR#95057 – No. 78; Evergreen


85 – 3350 10 Avenue (TCH) NE MHR#6688 – No. 85; Evergreen


5 – 4191 11 Avenue NE

MHR#15102 – No. 5; Greentrees


1 – 4811 10A Avenue NE

MHR#27285 – No. 1; Lakeland


14 – 4811 10A Avenue NE

MHR#2366 – No. 14; Lakeland


23 – 4811 10A Avenue NE

MHR#11351 – No. 23; Lakeland


28 – 4811 10A Avenue NE

MHR#20118 – No. 28; Lakeland


30 – 4811 10A Avenue NE

MHR#67905 – No. 30; Lakeland


Monica R. Dalziel, CMA Collector Congratulations to the Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Society. Thank you to staff and all the volunteers for the “best ever” Fall Fair and Parade.

Michael Fox

Glen Hill

Rick Jackson Randy Jenkins Darcy Simpson

John Wilson

Teri Young

140 Alexander, Salmon Arm


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Employees from Salmon Arm Safeway celebrating results of the August campaign.

Together with our customers and employees over

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Walking the walk

$ 989,861 was raised during the month of August

Volunteers, Parkinson’s sufferers, family, friends and members of the Sicamous Eagles hockey team take part in the annual Superwalk For Parkinson’s held Saturday morning at McGuire Lake.

Thank You

September 16 - October 13, 2013




Buy four selected Goodyear tires for the price of three for your car, minivan, pickup or SUV from September 16 - October 13, 2013. See in-store for details.

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Since 2008, the month of August has been dedicated to raising awareness and funds in every one of our 223 locations. Thanks to the commitment of our employees and the generosity of our customers, over 6 million has been raised over the last six years for leading-edge neuromuscular research and Safeway Mobility Grants. In fact, 207 families have received Safeway Mobility Grants, ensuring more of our neighbours receive essential equipment and assistive devices. This special partnership with Muscular Dystrophy Canada allows us to extend our commitment to supporting families living with disabilities beyond the four walls of our stores and into over 80 towns and cities we serve across Western Canada. Together, we are making muscles move!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

MP Mayes offended by Quebec’s proposed ban is proposing a ban on public servants, including teachers, doctors and nurses, from wearing large crucifixes, turbans and hijabs. “I am somewhat offended that the government would state what their (public’s)

By Richard Rolke blACk PreSS

A move to restrict religious-related clothing in Quebec is raising concerns here at home. The Quebec government

values are,” said Colin Mayes, Okanagan-Shuswap MP. “As a person of faith, no one should be concerned about anyone expressing their faith in a public setting no matter the faith.” The Quebec government

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Community spirit: Salmon Arm residents, who came out in full force Sunday to support the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run held at Blackburn Park, make their way along the route on foot, on bikes, on crutches, in wheelchairs and accompanied by dogs. Initial counts showed that the 237 people who registered for the event, along with 31 volunteers, raised an estimated $6,100 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

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May peace prevail on Earth. This is the message the youth of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church are sharing in the community by planting peace poles. Now found in most countries of the world, peace poles were the brainchild of Masahisa Goi in 1955 in Japan. The first peace poles outside Japan were constructed in 1983. Since then, more than 100,000 have been placed around the world in more than 180 countries. A monument to peace, each pole displays the prayer, “May peace prevail on Earth,” in the language of the country where it has been placed, and usually in three to five additional translations. In Salmon Arm, the message on the poles handcrafted by Micah Gunn will appear in four languages – English, French, Secwepemc and Japanese. Teresa McKerral, a member of the church, says the youth of the church decided they wanted to be part of the international program. In order to raise the funds they needed to have the poles built, they developed a PowerPoint presentation for parishioners “We raised so much money, $385, we were able to have two peace poles made,” McKerral said, noting Saturday, Sept. 21 is International Day of Peace and a perfect time to set the poles in place. Representatives from First Nations, French, Japanese and English cultures are invited to the unveilings, one at Peace Park on the Salmon Arm waterfront in the morning and a second at St. Joseph’s Church. The international Peace Pole Project today is furthered by the World Peace Prayer Society. Peace Poles are made of many materials in varying sizes, from tall granite poles to small wooden ones. The text might be carved or etched or painted. In some cases it merely is a plastic sign attached with screws. Peace Poles have been placed in such notable locations as the North Magnetic Pole, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and the Egyptian pyramids in Giza. The Salmon Arm peace poles will be placed Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at Peace Park and 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church.

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Support withdrawn for Lyme clinic

Frustration: ‘Lymies’ faced with yet another disappointment in treatment of their disease. OBSERVER STAFF

High hopes have turned to frustration and disappointment for B.C. “Lymies.” B.C. residents who suffer from Lyme disease were thrilled when the province announced funding for a complex chronic disease clinic in 2010. But the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) has withdrawn their support for the clinic that is operated by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) – something clinic officials dispute. CanLyme president Jim Wilson says foundation members were shocked to discover that rather than following recommendations made in a 2009 provincially commissioned report on the disease, treatment at the clinic would be restricted to the same “inadequate guideline” that prompted its establishment in the first place. The report prepared by Brian T. Schmidt, retired senior vicepresident of the provincial health authority, posted an urgent call for improved diagnostic methods for chronic Lyme. In the report never released to the public, Schmidt also calls for B.C. to continue efforts to improve diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic Lyme and for doctors to develop a realistic and flexible course of treatment for individual patients. But Wilson questions the province’s move to

tated by Lyme disease. Dr. Bonnie Henry, medical director of communicable disease control and acting provincial health officer, says officials are very disappointed by CanLyme’s pull-out. “The clinic has spent a lot of time engaging with stakeholders to make sure protocols meet the needs of these oBserver FIle Photo people suffering from In agreement: Rory and Sheri Mahood debilitating illness,” she would like access to long-term antibiotics, says. “We’re seeing a mix not a clinic that offers meditation. of patients and I think give the BCCDC fund“I absolutely agree it’s a bit shortsighted for ing and control of the with CanLyme’s deci- them to focus only on clinic when, he says, sion to withdraw their antibiotics.” the doctor in charge is endorsement. I do not Henry says one of the trying to reduce the use need a clinic to offer me features of the clinic is of antibiotics, given the tips on how to meditate being open to the fact only known cure for or how to implement there may be underlyLyme disease is through cognitive behavioural ing issues such as why an intensive course of therapy – I can do this some people’s immune antibiotics. on my own,” says local systems are more senAs well, Wil- resident Sheri Mahood. sitive, or whether there son charges that the “What us Lyme patients is some new infection BCCDC tests for that has yet to be only one strain of found. one species. “Unfortunately, “Lyme Borthere is misinforreliosis is an inmation,” she says. fection caused by “We’ve done a lot bacteria acquired of work in B.C. from the bite of about what species various species actually cause Borof ticks,” he says. reliosis and testing “In B.C., there Protest: Lyme patients carried is broad and covare several strains these signs at a rally in Vancou- ers all the ones that and species of the ver last week. can cause Lyme.” genus Borrelia, She notes the however, only the Bor- need is the right to long- centre can test people relia Burgdorferi, strain term antibiotics… che- who might come in 831, is used as the foun- motherapy is dangerous contact with other spedation of the current too, as is most medical cies in Europe or whergovernment Lyme dis- treatment, so why not ever. ease test for humans.” let us decide if we want While she believes Wilson says the clinic to take the risk?” the risk for getting Boroffers exercise pacing, Mahood says she reliosis-infected ticks in mindful meditation and rarely took any drug be- B.C. is a lot lower than cognitive behavioural fore contracting Lyme on the East Coast, Hentherapy, none of which disease but would rather ry “absolutely believes” has been shown to be deal with the side ef- Lyme disease is a very effective in treating fects of antibiotics than real risk here. But, she chronic Lyme disease. be completely incapaci- points out, Lyme is pre-

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ventable and the key is to prevent the bites or at least get them in the early stages. “Treatment is really important, get a referral (to the clinic) from your doctor,” she says. “Catch it early and most people do extremely

well. Late manifestations – that’s where there is a lot of problems.” Henry refutes Wilson’s claim, noting research is ongoing and a lot of time is spent looking at what evidence there is around a variety

of different treatments – and it’s individualized according to each patient. Henry denies antibiotics are never used but cautions there can be serious side effects. The number-one trigger for C-difficile is antibiotic use, she says.



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’Backs blast rival Vipers at home

Gillies: Forward shines in regular season opener. Getting a win in the home-opener of the season in front of an enthusiastic crowd is always sweet, but to do it over the rival team from down the road makes it even better. The Salmon Arm SilverBacks scored a pair of victories over the Vernon Vipers by scores of 6-1 on Friday at Shaw Centre and 6-5 in double overtime Saturday in Vernon. Alex Gillies scored the winner both nights and had five goals on the weekend to earn the BCHL player of the week honours. Gillies, a Vernon native, notched a hat trick including the overtime winner Saturday on a breakaway, moments after ’Backs goalie Angus Redmond denied Demico Hannoun on a penalty shot. Assistant coach Brandon West couldn’t have scripted it much better. “We wanted to see a better start from our guys on Saturday but, knowing it was their home-opener, we knew it was going to be tough,” said West. “I think both nights were great games. Vernon plays a fast, physical game like us… (They) competed hard both nights.” Friday at Shaw Centre, West could sense the players were full of anticipation for their first regular-season home game and he was pleased to see them come through with a convincing win for the fans. “Our guys were excited to get the season going and whether it was nerves or jitters, the guys were looking forward to this game,” said West. The ’Backs overcame the anxiousness and captain Blake Box revved up the crowd with a spirited tilt against Vipers captain Ryan Renz.

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Flying into football season Elevation: Above, onlookers watch Salmon Arm Pee Wee Colts player Luke Matheson dive across the goal line during the Colts’ 28 to 6 loss to the Kelowna Lions Sunday at Little Mountain during Football Day, Sept. 15. The game was a learning experience for the Colts, as it was their first official game of the season. To right, it took four Vernon Panthers tacklers to bring down Salmon Arm Golds running back Sage King during the Golds’ 13-0 exhibition junior varsity victory Wednesday at Little Mountain.

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Lazar signs with senators Salmon Arm Minor Hockey product Curtis Lazar has signed on with the Ottawa Senators. The NHL franchise announced Tuesday that they had signed Lazar, a first-round draft pick, to a three year, entry-level deal. “We’re trying to get our best players tied up and he is certainly one of the guys of the future in this organization so we’re very, very happy to get him signed at this point,” states Senators general manager Bryan Murray on the team’s website. Lazar tweeted after the announcement that he was proud to sign with the Senators, and that he couldn’t have done it without his family, friends, coaches and teammates.

Howard continues to excel Salmon Arm’s Rebecca Howard and her steed Riddle Master continue to perform with the world’s best. At the prestigious and very grueling Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in Lincolnshire, U.K., which consists of dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping, the equestrian team placed 12th in a field of about 60.

Coaches train free A free coaching course, Fundamental Movement Skills, is being put on by the City of Salmon Arm and Pacific Sport Interior on Sept. 15. The offering is in honour of BC Coaches Week, Sept. 14 to 22. For more information, visit, or call Donna Flatman at 250-832-4044.

register to curl Registration for the 2013/14 curling season takes place Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre. For more info, call 250832-8700, or email

Hike cancelled The Saturday, Sept. 21, Falkland hike in the Shuswap Trail Alliance/Hike for Hospice series has been postponed to Oct. 5. The next hike, to the Cougar Bluffs, will take place as scheduled on Sept. 28.

Fall finale More than $1,500 in prize money will be on the line during Topline Show Park’s Fall Finale, a BC Summer Games and BC Heritage qualifier. Warm-up rounds are scheduled to take place on Oct. 4, English hack and hunter classes Oct. 5 and jumping classes Oct. 6. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

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Winning style: Terry Mae Sinclair chips out of the bunker towards a win in the second flight of the Ladies Open Golf Tournament held Saturday at the Salmon Arm Golf Course.

Golfing to the top On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Salmon Arm Golf Club hosted its 2013 Ladies Amateur Open. Local winners were as follows: • Flight 1 – Bev Kaufman; • Flight 2 – Barb Peterson, Terry-Mae Sinclair and Sandi Roberts; • Flight 3 – Lauris Black, Heather Hodgins;

• Flight 4 – Janice Jordan, Gail Goodrich, Lynda Nicholson, Maisie Beattie; • Flight 5 – Rosie Weed, Barb Beazley. Overall winners were: Lynda Palahniuk from the Kelowna Golf and Country Club and Kathy Krasnov from the Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna.

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sunday drive: Linda Aitkens drives one from

the tee at the 13th hole during the Ladies Open Golf Tournament.

’Backs’ focus on penalty kill paying off Continued from A17 “That really sparked our building,” said West. “We could hear the noise behind us... It gave us an extra lift.” Salmon Arm scored a goal in the first, two in the second and three in the third to seal the deal. First star Colton Thibault opened the scoring and later added the insurance goal. Gillies was the story of the weekend though, and right now he’s playing the part of the trigger man on a line with Landon Smith and Evan Anderson. Gillies’

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player of the week: Alex Gillies, #20, scores halfway through the third period en route to the SilverBacks 6 -1 victory over the visiting Vernon Vipers on Friday night. seven goals leads the BCHL. Another positive was the team’s penalty-

killing performance which held the Snakes 0-11 on the weekend. Up and down the

lineup, the SilverBacks’ are buying into the concept and West says it’s tough to tell what

the top group of penalty killers is. “Right now, the penalty kill is doing a fantastic job and it’s not just one guy,” said West. “Speaking with our staff before the season, we wanted to have a good penalty kill… everyone has done such a good job competing.” That will have to continue this weekend going into a homeand-home set against the West Kelowna Warriors, who are coming off two wins over Merritt. Salmon Arm hosts the Warriors Saturday at 7 p.m.

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Bike for your life

Long ride: Cyclists take part in the

Bike For Your Life event Saturday, Sept. 14, which included 10-, 35and 75-kilometre routes, as well as a 100-k route through Silver Creek to Enderby and back to Salmon Arm.

Tips top exhibition match The Salmon Arm Scotia Bank Silvertips Bantam Tier 2 Rep Team started the exhibition season off with a 7-5 victory over the Okanagan Hockey

Academy (OHA) in Penticton. Trent Thompson led the offence, scoring three goals, while Matthew Dolinar, Tyler Chartier, Ben Wardman

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Flockhart receives support from home By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

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Giving back: Reg Walters, president of

the Shuswap Youth Soccer Association, presents Heather Flockhart, Jill Flockhart’s mom, with a $500 cheque to help support Jill’s volunteer work in Uganda. from eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Heather said a couple of 12- or 13-year-old boys from the Sudan

told Jill they had been child soldiers. She said Jill has been enjoying the teaching, both the traditional subjects as well as soccer. To help out Jill, the Shuswap Youth Soccer Association presented Heather with a $500

and make the most of it. I went to church again today and the message that was preached was a great one. Make sure that the possessions and

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Living in a city that’s said to be built on seven hills, it’s understandable that Salmon Arm’s Jill Flockhart might have some ups and downs. Her mixed experience, however, is not due to changes in altitude. Flockhart is in Kampala, Uganda, where she is on a year-long internship with Soccer Without Borders, a nongovernmental organization that works with impoverished youth. Her mom, Heather Flockhart, says Jill is experiencing highs and lows. “Like I knew would happen, she’s getting very attached to these little kids,” she explains, noting that the downside of getting close to them is seeing their situations as refugees. Because of numbers, Jill and her fellow interns sometimes have had to turn away children because their teaching room is too small. Uganda is listed as having the highest number of refugees in Africa. They have come

cheque. Reg Walters, president of the association, said the board is happy to support Flockhart. “Jill’s always been a great ambassador for soccer and she raises the profile of our association within the soccer community when she can play soccer at the collegiate level. Basically we’re giving something back to her.” He said another reason is that so often Canadian soccer benefits from people from other countries coming to teach. “The executive felt it’s important we support our people when we can make a contribution the other way.” On her blog, Jill summarizes her first weeks in Uganda: “Thank you all for following up with what I am doing here in Uganda. There have been many up and downs but overall it has been amazing. Every day I learn something new and am becoming more familiar with my new home. The time is going by very quickly and I am trying my best to embrace every day



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Predictions of a fifth-place finish for Centennials committed to Dartmouth University Big Green for the 2014-15 season. Strengths: With the likes of Lloyd, Firkus and Pope all returning up front, the Warriors will have a skilled offensive attack and will rely on youth and newcomers to  round out the forward lines. On defence, Plant returns after last season playing on the top pairing while 20-year-old Jaden Schmeisser, acquired in an off-season trade, will bring a veteran presence after playing the last two seasons in Victoria.  Coach’s quote (Rylan Ferster, who signed a five-year extension in the off season): “I’m optimistic about the season. We have more new faces than we had last year so it will take some time to get a read on the team. It’s going to be a tough division. There are going to be two really good teams that don’t make the  playoffs. Our goal is to make the playoffs and go from there.”

5. MERRITT CENTENNIALS Key Returnees: F Sebastien Paré (1727-44), F Scott Patterson (11-14-25), F Jeff Wight (13-10-23), D Tyler Martin (6-1723), D Dane Birks (515-20), F James Neil (7-13-20). Rookie Sensations: Rhett Willcox  (96), Gavin Gould (96) and Adam Tracey (95). On the blueline, the Centennials  have added a pair of solid Americans in Wayland Williams (94) from California and Chicago’s Jake Clifford (94). A pleasant surprise in net has been Devin Kero. Strengths: The Cents, who finished third last year in the Interior Conference of the BCHL, just five points behind firstplace Penticton, have a solid nucleus of returning veterans (including 2013 NHL draft pick Birks on defence) as well some exciting, talented new recruits. Coach’s Quote (Luke Pierce): “ Expectations

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it will be up to myself and Joe Martin to expedite the process of teaching Merritt Centennials hockey.” 6. TRAIL SMOKE EATERS Key Returnees: F Adam Wheeldon (810-18), D Braden Pears (6-29-35) , F Scott Davidson (11-23-34), F Jesse Knowler (9-1423), F Bryce Knapp (injured last  season), and G Adam Todd (126-0, 3.63 GAA, .891 SAV). 

Rookie Sensations: Riley Brandt, 16, combines sheer grit and determination, with touch and finesse around the net, while Dustin Nikkel (13-7-1, 2.71 GAA, .922 SAV) gives the Smokies a legitimate goaltending tandem that can singlehandedly win games. Strengths: The Smoke Eaters should have a strong and versatile defensive core with returning veterans Pears, Braedon Jones and Valik Chichkin. Throw in  newly acquired 20-year-old Curtis Toneff and Alberta pickup Joel Webb, 18, Nick Patey, 18, and Vernon’s Nathan Browne, 19, and the Smokies will be big and stingy in their own end. Todd came in and performed brilliantly last season, winning 12 of 18 games he appeared in.  Coach’s quote (Bill Birks): “Our goaltending is the best we’ve ever had here, with two legit guys that can play

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Fweddy finds peace in the thwamp By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF


h, oh, Fweddy the Fwog is in trouble – a veritable Fwench flap. What began as a matter of giggling and downright laughter over a playful exchange of letters in a school library has become a charming story about bullying. Fweddy the Wed Fwog Pwince is School District #83 teacher-on-call Wilf Pauls’ third delightful book. It is one born of a day at school when the then-teacher librarian and his students took on the challenge of finding all the words they could create by substituting the letter R for W. “It was a self-inflicted contest,” he laughs. “Out of that emerged this idea of making a story where someone can’t say the letter R, and what’s the result of that?” From that basic idea, the comical Pauls thought about how children who cannot speak properly are often the butt of jokes and bullying. Then the word fwog emerged and in choosing Fweddy, Pauls says he is making fun of himself by using the short form of his birth name, Wilfred. “Then I thought I’d throw a prince in there, and out of that comes the notion of one of Aesop’s Fables,” says Pauls, explaining the meandering way in which the story came together. Fweddy the Fwog is teased mercilessly by the other frogs because he is small, red and unable to say R. Discouraged by their unkindness, Fweddy moves to a safe place at the far end of the pond, where he makes friends and earns respect. “In bullying, the first thing is walk away, the second one is ignore,” says Pauls, of Fweddy’s choice to move away from his tormenters. “Most of all, he was happy with who he had become.” In the fable, The Frogs Desiring a King, the frogs ask their god for a king to rule over them and, after teasing them by throwing a

log into the pond, acquiesces to the frogs’ demands by giving them a stork. Unfortunately for the frogs, the king stork eats them all. In Fweddy the Wed Fwog Pwince, a stork who cannot say S becomes king and, well, he too savours a frog or two, turning the once lively pond into a place of fear. But unlike the Aesop’s story, things change dramatically when the king, or perhaps a queen, meets Fweddy. Pauls began working with School District #83 as a teacher-librarian in 1992. He has encouraged thousands of children to develop a love of learning through stories, magic, science experiments, music, trivia and real-

Learning fun: Wilf Pauls encourages learning in many ways, through experimentation and more recently through his new book, which was richly illustrated by Myron Born. life experiences. Fweddy the Wed Fwog Pwince is a departure from Pauls’ first two stories in the Baby Brawn Series – Baby Brawn Basketball Star and Baby Brawn Hockey Superstar, which was launched two years ago. The Fwog Pwince is delightfully illustrated by Myron Born, who has 20 years of experience drawing for television and film – Disney and Warner Bros. included. Illustrating Fweddy the Wed Fwog Prince

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fulfills one of his dreams and is his entry into the world of children’s books in print. Barbara Coloroso, who runs the “Kids are worth it” program read Pauls’ story, contributed her ideas and is now putting the book on her recommended booklist for an anti-bullying campaign. Fweddy the Wed Fwog Pwince will make his official Salmon Arm debut from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Bastion Elementary. Celebrate a ‘ribbiting’ story of bullies, friendship, humour, forgiveness and a warm, surprise ending. Pauls will give a short talk on his new book at 7 p.m.

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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18

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

the boardroom of the Mall at Piccadilly. Call Shirley at 250-835-4544.


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. SILVER CREEK – Weekly Thursday crib games resume at 1 p.m. at the Silver Creek Seniors Hall. Quilting and crafts run the first and third Thursday at 10 a.m. Regular monthly crib at 10 a.m. begins Saturday, Sept. 21. Pancake breakfast takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22.


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. Celebrate a ‘ribbiting’ story of bullies, friendship, humour, forgiveness and a warm, surprise ending. Pauls will give a short talk on his new book at 7 p.m. CONCERT – Acoustic Avenue and Shuswap Theatre presents slide guitarist Rachelle van Zanten and band with special guests The Elk Tribe at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Blue Canoe Bakery Café and Acorn Music. MUSIC HALL – Earthbound opens for The Boom Booms at the SASCU Rec Centre. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concert is at 8. Tickets at $25 are available at the rec centre, or by phone at 250-832-4044.


HOSPICE -– Hospice training takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays to

Oct. 19. Admission is $55 and includes a manual. Call 250-832-7099. ROCK ON – Salmon Arm Daybreak Rotary hosts Roktoberfest at 7:30 p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre, featuring music and dancing with Scarecrow, beer, full bar and bratwurst available for purchase. Tickets at $25 are available at the Salmon Arm Observer, Bookingham Palace and Re/Max office. Reverse draw to win a Twin Anchors houseboat vacation. SNEAK PEAK - Shuswap Theatre invites the public to an open house, providing a look at the new season that includes Little Shop of Horrors, Distracted and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. It’s free with complementary refreshments and cash bar. SILVER SCREEN – The joys, mysteries and ironies of love are the subject of Susanne Bier’s bittersweet comedy/drama Love is All You Need, presented by the Shuswap Film Society at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.



Eateries host music crawl By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Al Boucher likes music and wants more of it downtown. So, he and Shuswap Pie Company owner Mary Jo Beirnes are going about the business of bringing it in themselves. “We feel it’s easier for us to operate in tandem and generate more of a buzz,” says Boucher, noting an initial music crawl will take place Friday, Sept. 27. “The music scene is great here, but it’s not as vibrant as it could be with the wonderful talented musicians we have.” Boucher says the Pie Company stepped out first, hosting pre-Jazz Club music every Thursday evening. “They spearheaded that so we’re trying to build on it,” he says. “There are so many good groups and we want to give them more opportunities to showcase their talents.” The crawl will begin at the Pie Company on Alexander Avenue at 5:30 p.m. when the popular licensed eatery will play host to Shushmanoush – a gypsy jazz group comprised of Willy Gaw, Bill Lockie, Richard Owens and Neil Fraser. “We are really excited to team up with another great local business,” said Beirnes. “I am really excited about anything fun happening downtown,

and especially anything that supports local, live music.” The crawl, which will move on at 7 p.m. has no cover and is in addition to the Pie Company’s regular Thursday night music events that feature a variety of artists from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Then it’s along Hudson Avenue to the Blue Canoe, where the idea for Boucher’s latest venture grew out of his successful participation in this summer’s Routes and Blues program, in which Jake Verburg, Steph Clifford and Sam Masterton packed the café playing as the Sons of Bitumen. “We started talking about another show but they’re moving to Victoria in October, so we’re billing this as their last concert here,” says Boucher. “And Sasha Lewis moved back to Salmon Arm and has been studying hard, so this is her debut.” Boucher says he is excited about the event and will acquire a special liquor licence for the evening. He will also feature two special fall items available only that night, along with the regular menu. Cost for the evening is a $10 cover charge plus cost of dinner which, as always, will feature locally produced organic food. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30. Boucher is hopeful a similar crawl will take place every couple of months.

BALLET – The Marlinsky Theatre’s production of Swan Lake in 3D takes place

at 12:55 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. Tickets are at the Salmar Grand.


RETIRED NURSES – Retired SLGH nurses are invited to enjoy lunch at Club

Shuswap Golf Course from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $10.


ALL THAT JAZZ – The Jazz Club presents the Sophia Perlman Quartet. Soulful,

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 MUSIC CRAWL – Blue Canoe Café and Bakery and the Shuswap Pie

HAYRIDE – The Louisiana Hayride presents the Legends of Country

Rockabilly in Story and Song at 7:30 p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre. Tickets at $35 are available at Touch A Texas in the Mall at Piccadilly. QUESTERS – Canadian Questers host annual conference, “Embracing Change,” at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.questers for more information.

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funky and provocative vocals at 7 p.m. in the Shuswap Chefs banquet room, 551 Trans-Canada Hwy. Admission by donation.

Company host a mini music crawl. At 5:30 p.m., hear the Gypsy jazz music of Shushmanoush and dine from the regular menu. At 7 p.m. Blue Canoe will host Jake Verburg and Steph Clifford with special guest Sasha Lewis, two special fall entrées and regular menu. Cover is $10.

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Concert rocks UK tribute Live at The Classic! Atlantic Crossing is one of Canada’s elite tribute packages featuring world-class tributes to the Beatles, Elton John and Rod Stewart. It’s the best of British music with three big tributes in one big show at the Salmar Classic Theatre on Friday, Sept. 27. This multi-talented cast consists of  Marc Lafrance, Brent Stewart and Mick Dalla Vee who, when not with Atlantic Crossing are touring the world as the backing band with classic rock legends Bachman & Turner.  The fourth band member is Dave Reimer of Barney Bentall fame.  Collectively their music careers span three decades.  Some of their performance and studio

credits include Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Carly Simon, Cher, Glass Tiger, Loverboy, Trooper and a long list of others. From Alan Frew, who wrote a Rod Stewart hit, to Patricia Conroy and a who’s who in the music world, Atlantic Crossing has been described as ‘amazing.’ “I have never heard anyone sound that close to Rod Stewart,” says Loverboy’s Mike Reno. “The crowd loved this show.” From Atlantic Crossing’s spot-on versions of early Beatles classic’s to the energetic and flamboyant Sir Elton, to the most authentic Rod Stewart tribute you’ll hear anywhere, Atlantic Crossing celebrates the best of British music.

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ments: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by don Miguel Ruiz will be the basis of a keynote speech delivered by Gary van Warmerdam. “The truth revealed in the simple philosophies that were based on ancient Toltec teachings, impacted and changed my life profoundly and I still live according to that wisdom,” says Canadian Society of Questers president and conference co-ordinator Carol Heywood. “Very

few other things have influenced my life in such a powerful way.” Heywood says the fact millions of copies of the book have been sold indicates to her that many others have been impacted in a positive way by the simple principals. Teachings that go beyond the four agreements that have been developed from over 20 years of study and shamanistic exploring with don Miguel Ruiz will be presented by

van Warmerdam at a keynote address Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., and in an day-long workshop on Saturday that begins at 9 a.m. Warmerdam’s path has led him to find practical ways to apply the four agreements towards the pursuit of happiness, and this will be the subject of an allday workshop on Sunday, Sept. 29. For more information and to register, for the conference or for individual sessions, visit SASCU Estate Planning Concept 02 Proof5.pdf

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Louisiana Hayride rolls on In March 2010, a small group of local performers presented the Louisiana Hayride on the stage at Shuswap Theatre for the first time. Anxiety was high over whether they’d sell enough tickets for two booked shows. “Well, both nights sold out and a third night was added, which also sold out,” says writer and producer Lori Risling. “Thanks to the tremendous support of Salmon Arm and area, the Louisiana Hayride show continues to sell tickets.” There are now four versions show, with the same, but characters and songs that have changed from show to show. The “Greatest Moments” show is just what the name implies, says Risling. “We’ve taken the very best moments from all shows and combined

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Happy hayriders: Gil Risling, Adam Fitzpatrick, Andrea Anderson, Patrick Ryley, William Brookfield and Mike Melnichuk will be back at the SASCU Rec Centre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. committed to touring with the show as part of the Hayride family. “As a special treat to those attending the Salmon Arm show, Patrick Ryley will reprise his role as Hank Williams,” says Risling. “A cast member since the beginning of the Louisiana Hayride, Patrick has been unable to

tour over the last year due to work commitments. Also back on the ride are Andrea Anderson, a crowd favorite, who will again appear as Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, and Gil Risling on guitar, bass guitar, banjo and portraying Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison. Wil-

liam Brookfield plays a phenomenal keyboard, acoustic guitar and also sings, and Mike Melnichuk plays stand-up bass, electric guitar and also sings. Tickets for The Greatest Moments of the Louisiana Hayride, at $35, are available at Touch A Texas and Wearabouts.

Give thanks by filling bag with food The third annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive in the B.C. Interior is underway. Volunteers with the non-profit community organization are delivering bags to individual homes with flyers asking for donations to local food banks. On Saturday, Sept. 21, volunteers will return to pick up the donations and deliver them to local food banks. Vol-

COMING EVENTS Sept. 22 General meeting 1 pm Oct. 5 Thanksgiving meat draw Oct. 12 Dance w/Copper Creek, 7:30 pm Oct. 14 – Closed Oct. 19 SA Dance club 7:30 pm Oct. 26 Start of the poppy campaign Oct. 27 General meeting 1 pm

unteers are working as part of a provincewide initiative which includes almost 50 towns and cities and close to 6,000 volunteers. In the Interior, groups are working in Oliver, Penticton, Summerland, Peachland, Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Merritt, Enderby and Salmon Arm. Last year in the valley, some 900 volun-

2014 Membership NOW due. Become a member today. ATTENTION! Executive members needed desperately! Put your name forward for November election. ◆ Darts ◆ Shuffleboard ◆ Pool – Anytime! ◆ Meat Draws Saturdays at 2 pm ◆ Crib – Monday Nights ◆ Fun Darts Tuesday Nights

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teers contributed more than 2,700 hours of service. They delivered bags to more than 36,000 addresses and collected 77,833 pounds of food for local food banks. These totals were more than double what volunteers gathered in their first year, and this year they hope to grow by at least 50 per cent more. “We need your help

to raise awareness for this great event,” says Gary Morris of the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. “We want to make members of our communities aware of this simple yet important opportunity to help those in need.” Morris asks that residents place their bags of food on the doorstep by 9:30 a.m. For more information about the

Shuswap Hospital Foundation Annual General Meeting Notice

BC Thanksgiving Food Drive, see the website http://bctfooddrive. org/.

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Please join us for an open house. Drop in at 240 Shuswap Street anytime 3:00-5:00 p.m. Annual General meeting at 4:30 p.m. Membership is only $5.00 for the year and new members are always welcome

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013 – 7 PM VERNON AND DISTRICT PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE Tickets available through The Ticket Seller. (Open Mon. to Fri. 9 AM to 5 PM; Sat. 10AM to 4 PM)

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Wednesday September 25, 2013 7:00 pm Level 5 Meeting Room Shuswap Lake General Hospital Salmon Arm, BC


Agenda Annual Reports Audit Report Election Directors * Refreshments * Public Invited to Attend Limited Seating

Live withearthbound   with earthbound Friday Sept 20.2013 The Boom Booms live at Shuswap Music Hall, Tickets $25.00 available at Sascu Rec Centre, 2550 10th Ave NE Salmon Arm BC or by phone at 250-832-4044 (19+ event.) a one world music production | one world | one people

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Horoscope ARIES (March 21-April 19): Feeling risky and frisky is one of your life’s survival tips. You are starting to realize that you need to turn your entire attention and dedication into how you treat your body. Enhance a skill or utilize this time to do something you have always wanted to excel at. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A layer of self will come out during this time making you more open and demonstrative with your emotions. Whatever you feel, you will likely display it on a grand scale with a tendency to make a hole out of a mole. Be grateful for the dance of life in all its magnificence. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The busy bee that you are will soon be looking for a comfortable retreat, a shelter where you can indulge in the honey collected thus far. Now, you are ready to get this sustenance that will also nourish you from deep within and give you a sense of belonging. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Maintaining your focus straight can be a challenge when your mind is wavering around in many places at once. This is a week that will bring you a flavour of what’s in store for you, so get ready to dance according to its rhythm. You’ll be glad you practiced. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will catch up with the latest gossip from your old pals who are as eager to meet you as you are. Companionship and feeling needed will boost your confidence and make you more engaged into a variety of activities. This will lighten the stress you had to endure for a while. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You might have taken the needed time to replenish yourself or you might have endured life as it was given to you. Whatever it was, you are now portraying these energies outwardly. Revamp your look, adopt a new style. Most



importantly, don’t be afraid to show off! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are starting to feel less vigorous and lacking in sufficient stamina to keep on advancing. The cosmos are suggesting that it’s time to put a pause and simply focus entirely on your collective soul. Leave behind whatever is draining you down. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): An expansive, social cycle unveils itself to you. Mingle around and attend your friendly get-togethers. A light-hearted mood will transform you into a socialite who will realize the importance of knowing the right people at the right time for the right things. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will soon have a greater need to accomplish something meaningful and that will have prosperous benefits for you in the long-term. You are more concerned than ever when it comes to your standing in society. Your knowledge could reap awesome benefits. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The hidden realms of life attract you now as you embark on a journey to the unknown. Learning or travelling faraway could bring you a rewarding feeling. Your earnings situation will determine what steps you need to take from now on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You are gradually moving into a more complex sphere of your life. This is a time when you will have to confront your fears and insecurities straight from its source as you have great potential for healing. You will be proud of your own courage and gutsy side. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A closure might be needed on your part in order to regain your inner peace. Release your inhibitions. Heal your wounded soul. Primal partnerships are increasing in importance to you. Life is not meant to be lived alone, but to share it with someone special.

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

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

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Lost & Found LOST - beige hearing aid on

Any book $1.00. Thousands to choose from. Closing after 23 years! BJ’s Books #9-1800Kal Lake Rd, Vernon, 12:00-6:00pm daily.

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 LOST: Man’s wallet near Centenoka Mall on Sat. Aug 31 contained cash & ID. Please call (250)832-9661



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BRUCE ARTHUR HALL Bruce Arthur Hall of Salmon Arm, BC passed away at the age of 63 on September 10, 2013. Bruce was born in Revelstoke, BC on June 22, 1950 and had been a resident of Halls Landing (Sidmouth) south of Revelstoke, BC for his childhood. He moved to Salmon Arm in 1972, where he met and married his wife Trudy, in 1977. He was a well-respected business owner of Action Safety Service for 21 years. He was a hardworking, kind man who was often found working on his property in his backhoe or riding one of his many toys. Morning coffee with his friends was one of the favourite ways to start his day. He was a devoted husband, father and grampa, and his family meant everything to him. He enjoyed spending time with his friends. He especially enjoyed camping, golfing, quading and just being busy puttering around. Bruce will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many, many friends as he touched so many in his life. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Trudy (Garbutt) of Salmon Arm, two children; Jana (Ian) Bridgen of Calgary, AB and Joel (Lindsay) Hall of Salmon Arm, BC, one grandchild; Sophie Bridgen, two brothers and a sister; Don (Cindy) Hall, Bill (Margaret) Hall, Joan Wollbaum. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Hilda (Anderson) Hall of Revelstoke, BC. A Celebration of Life Service was held at the Salmon Arm Community Centre on Monday September 16th at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Shuswap Community Foundation, PO Box 624, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N7 for the Heritage park in memory of Bruce. We would like to thank family and friends for their support and kindness through this difficult time. Thank you to the Shuswap Lake General Hospital who provided compassion and wonderful care and to Jack and Dave of Bowers Funeral Service for your special touch and caring ways which has helped us more than you will ever know. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC Online condolences can be sent through Bruce’s obituary at

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SHANE MACKENZIE GORNER February 14, 1994 to August 28, 2013 Shane passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Salmon Arm BC, while working at Dinoflex, at the young age of 19 years. He was born to Lorne and Brenda Gorner in Smithers, BC, and is the eighth of ten children. He is survived by his parents- four sisters: Kala (Clint Young) of Saskatoon, Jodi (Kevin Luck) of Chilliwack, Paige of Abbotsford, and Cassidy of Salmon Arm- five brothers: Adam (Allison) of Dawson Creek, Cole (Diane) of Chetwynd, Todd (Serena) of Dawson Creek, Brian who is serving a mission in Seattle Washington, and Jesse of Salmon Arm- nine nieces: Elizabeth, Kira, Hailey, Emily, Jenna, Sophia, Bronwyn, Adelyn, and Abby, and two nephews: Gabriel, and James, and two Grandmothers: Dorothy Gorner of Penticton, and Loraine Wheadon of Summerland. He spent his first seven years loving the outdoors in Smithers before moving to Mission in 2001, where he attended elementary school, and began his love of music with the bass guitar. He moved with his family to Salmon Arm in 2006 where he graduated from Salmon Arm Secondary School with the class of 2012. He was a very talented and enthusiastic young man who created humour so others would laugh with him. He will be remembered most for his radiant smile and wacky sense of humour. He had roles in several productions with the Shuswap Youth Theatre including, “Sweet Suzie of the Shuswap”, and “Stressmas”. He also had leading roles in several plays put on at the high school, which included “The Insect Comedy”, “Anything Goes”, and finally, “The Detective Story”. Shane loved the Fine Arts, and was perfecting his skills in art, music, and writing as well as in theatre. He has written and composed many songs, poems and stories and had many projects on the go as the ideas he had were endless. He will be sadly missed but leaves many wonderful and happy memories with both family and friends. Shane was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he was preparing to serve a mission for the church to share the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. His funeral service was held there on Monday, September 2, 2013, with his interment at the Lakeview Cemetery in Penticton, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Andre Carelse at Bowers Funeral Home for his exceptional support and help. Online condolences can be sent through Shane’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservicecom. Donations in memory of Shane Gorner can be made to the “Shuswap Community Foundation” for an Endowment Fund.

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Prescription Glasses found West Side of McGuire Lake Sept 3/13 Call 250-832-2131 P/U at Salmon Arm Observer

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


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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.

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

MARG ROSE WILKIE (HACK) AUG. 16, 1948 – SEPT. 9, 2013 We are only here but a little while God’s children on loan. When we have learned and loved all we can Then he calls us home You were known by many and will be missed. Interment of cremated remains to be held at Riverview Cemetery, Clearwater, BC on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Marg’s name may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at

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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.


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

Please fax your resume & driver abstract to (1)250-838-6990 or email:

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.

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Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition Senior Executive Position The Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition (SIBAC) is seeking to hire a Senior Executive that will take the lead role in project development and project management. Contract Term: It is acknowledged that this is a consulting contract averaging 135 hours per month and that the consultant will be seeking and working on other contracts. The term of the contract is for a 26 month term from November 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015.   Remuneration: Will be based upon experience and qualifications   Location: Home office, based in the SIBAC Region   Application: For position details and response package details, please visit the SIBAC website at:   Closing Date: Before 12:00 noon on Friday September 27, 2013   Please send your response electronically to: Dalyce Brandt SIBAC Administrator Email:

The Good Samaritan Society is one of Western Canada’s largest voluntary, not for profit, care giving providers. Our Hillside Village in Salmon Arm is currently seeking qualified applicants for:

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FULL TIME RECREATION AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Reporting to the Site Manager, you are responsible for the operation of programs for the residents in the volunteer recreation, as well as planning, organizing and implementing all recreational activities.

CASUAL HEALTH CARE AIDES Please contact us at the Hillside Village site in Salmon Arm for a tour of the facility and to discuss employment opportunities: 250-833-5877 ext 221. We offer competitive wages and the opportunity to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families. To view complete job postings and to apply online, go to:

technologies to ensure we are operating a safe and reliable railway through the communities in which we live, work and play. Be a part of our team.

Or drop off your resume at the Hillside Village, 2891 - 15th Avenue NE, Salmon Arm

We are currently recruiting: Bench Carpenters - Revelstoke

We accept all Memorial Society and Pre-Need Funeral Policies Making final arrangements for a loved one isn’t easy. That’s why compassion goes into everything we do. We are prepared to arrange any special request you may have. • Traditional Services • Cremation Services • Prearrangement Planning • All inquiries welcome 24 hrs.

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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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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.

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THERE’S A Critical demand for qualified Medical Transcriptionists in Canada. Enroll today with CanScribe and be working from home in one year. 1-800-466-1535

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Mature persons with car or truck to deliver Yellow Pages™ Telephone Directories to Vernon, Salmon Arm, & surrounding areas.

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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

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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

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Salmon Arm is seeking a person who possesses the appropriate gift to take leadership is seeking a person who possesses the of a church music project. appropriate gift to take leadership For details contact: The Minister, of a church music project. Woldy Sosnowsky: 250-832-2454, 250-832-7282 For contact: The Minister, or email:

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ACCENTUS IS hiring experienced Medical Transcriptionists to work from home. Candidates must have 1 year of acute care experience. Apply today! Send resume to: Colonial Farms is accepting resumes for full time workers in live hang department. Starting $16.75/hr Please drop resumes off at 3830 Okanagan St, Armstrong between 9am2pm 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. HEALTH Care Security Officer opportunities with Canada’s Best 50 Managed Companies - Paladin Security - accepting resumes at





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North Enderby Timber is looking to hire Lumber Pilers. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.


Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Certified Millwright / Planerman to join our team at our Planermill Division in Lavington, BC.

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.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the preventive maintenance, repair, installation and modification of planer equipment.

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.

SEEKING EDITOR. Peak Publishing publishes The Powell River Peak Wednesday subscription newspaper, Friday TMC, Weekend Shopper and an online edition. Send resumes to Joyce Carlson, Closing date: October 4, 2013.

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

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is interviewing for a self-motivated, highly organized, skilled administrative assistant to support day-to-day operations. Responsibilities include office administration, project invoicing, payables, payroll, database, membership, volunteer, and PR communications. This is a part time, term position. Wage based on experience. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Submit a resume with references to

Canoe Forest Products is looking for an individual who is interested in harvesting and maintaining a 6-acre hay field, on an annual basis, situated between Highway #1 and our plywood plant parking lot. Interested parties are asked to contact Corinne Pierce, Human Resources Manager at 250-833-1203.

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 Processor and loader operators. Experience preferred. Camp job. 250-308-4205. 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 P/T Janitor needed from 4-6 hours on weekends. Send resumes: Box 255, Canoe, BC V0E 1K0 Relief Milker for 60 cow dairy, 2 days per week, experienced applicants only. 250-546-6158 Shuswap Home Repair is seeking 2 laborers, PT/FT depending on abilities, must be honest & reliable, pay based on experience, (250)833-9446

SKIMIKIN Nursery Tappen BC requires Tree Sorters for 2013 Fall Harvest. $11.50/hrBonus-40hr weeks. Submit resume to Rob by fax: 250835-8633; email: or in person-Weekdays 8:00-4:00 Ph 250-835-4541 (Ext 27) 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

“Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous improvement philosophy.” We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program! READY TO APPLY! If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at:

or e-mail:

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 FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email: GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.

in our manufacturing facility. We require someone with a valid Level 2 first aid certificate; and forklift certificate. Some lifting required and attention to detail. Wage to be negotiated. Only those who meet the necessary requirements will be contacted for interview. Please e-mail resume with detailed description of experience to:

Come Join Our Team! Piccadilly Terrace Retirement Residence is in need of: PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME COOK. Must be available for weekend shifts.  Must have experience in the industry or around a commercial kitchen.  Must have Food Safe and WHMIS training.   PART-TIME KITCHEN AID (dish washer). Must be available for weekend shifts.  Must have WHMIS training.   Resumé to accompany employment application (available at Front Desk).  810 10th Street SW (directly across from Canadian Tire) Deadline:  September 29th, 2013

QUALIFICATIONS: • Certified Planerman or Millwright with a Planerman endorsement • Planermill experience a definite asset • Superior Troubleshooting Skills • Excellent Organizational Skills • Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset • Strong safety background • Desire to work in a team environment


Submit your resume by September 22, 2013.


Holistic Health Maybe your back problem is not so serious. Call Susan’s Reflexology. 250-804-3933

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

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Financial Services

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

DROWNING IN Debt? Cut debts more than 50% and debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 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.

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:

Contractors Custom blueprints. Visit: We will not be undersold!

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

Home Improvements Legal Services


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.

Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed!

Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


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


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030

’s BlanLd ES

A FARM S • Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch, Wood Chips (bulk/mini bags) PICK-UP • Well Rotted Manure OR • Soils DELIVERY • Extra Clean Wheat Straw

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

Financial Services

Financial Services


Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate


Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

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


Feed & Hay

Garage Sales

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

SECOND crop, 65lb bales, mostly grass, $6.25/bale. Pure alfalfa $6/bale. Excellent quality. Straw/oat hay $3.50/bale. Delivery available. (250)832-4160 (250)803-8298

RANCHERO: 7996 Black Rd., Sept 21/22, 10-4, apologies to all the people who showed up last weekend as there was a date change for the sale, first sale in 50yrs! dune buggies, tools, hshld, hydroponics equip, etc

Misc Services

Home & Yard •Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

•Fencing •Decks •Patios


Miles’ Mobile Mechanical FALL REPAIRS TO Lawn & Garden Equip.: Mowers • Trimmers • Rototillers

Hunting: Quads Firewood: Chainsaws MILES KENTEL

Pets GERMAN Shepherd Puppies For Your Consideration. Evans Training Centre and Blacklion Kennels, produce dogs with powerful, athletic bodies with sound, stable minds. No hypeJust good dogs honestly presented. Find us Inquiries invited and appreciated. Ask about our Purchase - to - Train bonus. N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Merchandise for Sale

Cell 804-6869 • 30+ years locally


250 832-4213

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

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

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

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

$100 & Under CHINA Cabinet, 1 love seat, 1 couch. All in good condition, $35. each (250)832-3342

$300 & Under 4 hardwood dining room arm chairs $250/set (250)8324105

Furniture Persian Wool carpet From Jordans 12x9 pastel colors Exc Cond. As new $4000 Asking $850 250-808-1280

Garage Sales Multi family yard sale Sept 21 8-1 Cedar heights Tamerac Terrace. Look for balloons SORRENTO: Moving Sale, 684 Elson Rd, Sept 13-21, 8-?, shop tools, antiques, furn., household, clothing, etc.

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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery 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

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

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

Misc. for Sale

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


Best rate 5yr-2.89%OAC

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Collectibles & Misc.

1BDRM. across from Askew’s DT, W/D, parking, Call Colin (1-604)858-8176 or Jeremy (1-250)253-2404 Avail Sept 1 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 2 BD APT near dntwn Salmon Arm, n/s, util. & w/d, Sat TV included $825. 604-835-4111

11am - Sept. 29 1 (250)832-3577

CLEAR PLASTIC TARPS, approx. 40’x40’, $25.00/tarp, Days (250)835-4541 Evenings/Weekends (250)833-2118 STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

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

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

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 Cambridge Court, Reno’d 2bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl, covered parking, H & HW incl. NS NP. Ref’s 250-833-4842.

Musical Instruments FLUTE for (250)832-0916



Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale Sicamous 2Bdrm Newly reno’d Asking $92,000 Call 250808-1280

Peterson ) ) Orchards

Fruit & Vegetables Fresh apples, pears & plums

Laura’s Homemade Pies Available frozen at Peterson Orchards!

Fresh Pressed Apple Juice!

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

Fresh Daily

Any Quantity 8 am to 8 pm Everyday

Phone to Order or Drop In

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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




Park Model 2006 Laurel Creek in Mesa Arizona $25,000 Contact Eileen at 250-517-0322

Modular Homes

THE PALMS RV Resort Rated top 2% in America. 6-54-3 monthly specials. Starting at $637.50 month. (plus Tax/Elec.) Toll Free: 1-855PALMS-RV (1-855-725-6778)

Everything Must Go! 5680 Hwy 97B

Mobile Homes & Pads

Tappen 2BDRM $750/mo Avail Oct 1 Ref’s req’d. Sm. Pet OK (250)835-4480


No Buyer’s Fee Cash Only

Waterfront cabin on Mara lake, Now - May 15. $550 mth incl, Sat TV. 250-306-0707

Rates Consistently better than banks


Auction under the Gigantic Circus Tent

Cottages / Cabins

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.

Toll free 1-800-658-2345

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

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

plus GST




per month OAC



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 furnished, NS, NP, suited to quiet, single or mature couple Long term tenants preferred $850/mo. Refs req 1 (250)832-3303 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 CHASE: modern 3bdrm., 2.5bath, 5appl./central vac, enc. 2 car grg., avail. immed, $1100/mo. Large sundeck close to lake (250)318-1393 FURNISHED Executive Home, 1 or 2 persons, awesome lake view, Sunnybrae, NS, NP, $900/mo. (250)832-9179 Grindrod 2Bdrm on Organic Farm $850/mo Util incl. WD Avail Oct 1 250-838-6751 Malakwa-3bdrm home, $800 + utils. 2bdrm $650.+utils. 250-836-2907, 250-309-0975 Reno’d 2bdrm riverfront cabin on acreage near Grindrod, Oct1-Apr30 $700/mo util. incl. (250)838-7484 N/P, N/S. 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

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

Suites, Lower 1BDRM. $650/mo. utilities included (250)832-1928 1BDRM. Close to DT NS Damage and ref’s req. $750 incl. Util (250)804-0802 1BDRM., close to town, private, NS, NP, DD, $650/mo. utilites included (250)804-8293

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Suites, Lower

Auto Financing

1 bdrm+den, bright, spacious Hillcrest suite. N/S. $850/mo. Avail immed. 250-804-5049 2BDRM suite, priv. ent., utils. & cable inc., near schools & rec centre. $950/mo., avail. Oct. 1 (250)832-8550 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. CHASE: 2bdrm newly reno’d N/S, N/P, 5appl., heat incl. $725/mo + DD. Refs Adult Oriented (250)679-8578 LAKEVIEW suite, 1bdrm. 5appl., private yard & driveway, $825/mo. incl. util, internet, cable, avail. Oct 1st (250)832-9184

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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Suites, Upper 2BDRM, 2 bath, in SA, Exe. suite, furnished, w/d, utensils etc, util. cable, internet included. $1200. (250)833-6268 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


Auto Accessories/Parts 2 Michelin Primacy Radials Mounted on a GM 5x450 rims with Mag Style Wheel covers. $300 OBO 778-489-3684

Auto Financing

It takes 11 muscles to read this ad.

Cars - Domestic 2002 VW Jetta TDI top of the line, lady driven, 230,000kms, excel cond., maint rec. avail. Asking $5750. 250-675-5140

Cars - Sports & Imports

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. A31 A31

1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9 Convertible Soft top, 5 speed manual. Heated leather seats,power windows, seats & mirrors. 4 new Uniroyal tires, Alpine stereo w/ipod wired in. Wind blocker on roll bars, Air bags and more. Summer driven only and garage stored during winter. Very Sleek looking & Well maintained. $14,000. (250)804-6399 2005 Honda Civic, 4dr., one owner, 130,000km, $7995. (250)804-2970

Sport Utility Vehicle 1999 Chevy Blazer, 2wd, lady owned, $3500. obo (250)8324141 2013 Ford Escape, auto, 2L SUV, complete w/towing hitch, under sealed, 3M protection etc, low kms, $27,000. obo (250)832-0926

Trucks & Vans 2004 Ford Freestar Sport White. One owner seats 7 or T/O back seats and sleep in it! 167,000 Kms. Reg maint. $5000 OBO 250-804-8824 2009 Toyota Tacoma 35,000 Km 2WD 4Cyl 6 year Ext Warranty $17,985 250-833-8749

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Warehouse Lien Act of B.C., 6290 Trans-Canada Highway NE, Salmon Arm, BC claims a Warehouse Lien against Corie Sjodin of Salmon Arm, BC for arrears of container rent amounting to $2933.00 plus any additional costs of storage that accrue. If not paid in full the contents, household goods, will be sold or disposed of September 27, 2013.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS 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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