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Delays could toss trial

Fatal speedboat crash: Defence considers application for dismissal.

By martha Wickett OBSeRVeR STAFF

Time may become a crucial factor in the court case involving a fatal boat crash in 2010 on Shuswap lake. during a pretrial conference last week, Ken Walker, defence lawyer for the accused, leon Michael Reinbrecht, said he might apply to have the charges thrown out because of time delays. Reinbrecht stands charged with criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm, following the crash in Magna Bay on July 3, 2010 that left an 18-foot campion Runabout speedboat fully embedded inside the cabin of a houseboat. The owner and operator of the houseboat, 53-year-old Kenneth William (Kenny) Brown of chase, was killed in the crash. eight other people were taken to hospital in Kamloops, where two remained for treatment and six were released the next day. The crash took place as boats were leaving the bay following the annual canada day weekend fireworks display. crown counsel don Mann confirms that at the pretrial conference, defence counsel indicated “they may be bringing a charter application related to that (time delays)… They were just advising us and the court.” Reinbrecht was charged in december 2011 following a 17-month investigation carried out by the chase RcMP detachment with the assistance of investigators from Transport canada and the Bc coroners Service. The decision regarding charges took 17 months because of the copious quantities of evidence to sift through, police said. More recently, the trial date was pushed back from September of this year until January of next in order for the defendant to try to secure legal aid funding. If an application under the charter of Rights and Freedoms is made to drop the charges, both sides would present their arguments and evidence regarding the delays and a judge would be asked to decide. The trial is set for Jan. 6, 2014.

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Bountiful harvest

Vineyard worker Cara Paula pours a bucket of freshly picked grapes into a collection bin Friday afternoon during this year’s harvest at Larch Hills Winery. Grape growers across the Okanagan and Shuswap are expecting an abundant payoff thanks to a long spell of warm, dry weather this summer.

Willy’s Wharf appeal stalls By martha Wickett OBSeRVeR STAFF

An appeal of a decision involving a marina in canoe has been dismissed because of missing money. In the Bc court of Appeal in Vancouver on June 18, Justice nicole Garson had ruled that Willy’s Wharf Inc. and clare’s cove Marina ltd. must post a total of $32,000 – $12,000 as security for the costs of the appeal as well as $20,000 for security for the judgment in the original trial. On Sept. 13 in the Bc court of Appeal in Vancouver, Jus-

This week Downtown is getting more colourful with the addition of some new operations. See A4. One minute made a big difference to the SilverBacks this weekend. See why on A23.

tice John Hall dismissed the action because the required securities had not been posted. Writes Hall in his reasons for judgment: “The time for posting the ordered security expired over one month ago and no security has been posted. I gathered from what Mr. MacIsaac stated at the hearing that it was most unlikely security could or would be posted. Given this situation, it appears clear to me that it should be ordered that this appeal ought to stand dismissed as abandoned by reason of

the failure to post the required security. That disposes of the appeal…” The appeal followed a decision on April 2 in Bc Supreme court in Kamloops, when Justice Geoff Barrow ruled against clare’s cove Marina ltd., Willy’s Wharf Inc., Jiro Adventures ltd. and William MacIsaac, who were claiming more than $2 million in damages from the city of Salmon Arm and Brooke Jackson downs law firm. The lawsuit arose from a failed attempt by MacIsaac and the companies he controls to pur-

chase and redevelop the marina. Involved was city-owned land on 75th Avenue ne, which runs along the lake side of canoe Beach drive and the railway tracks, as well as an aquatic lease. MacIsaac had envisioned expanding the 72 boat-slip limit at the site to 200. MacIsaac’s claims against the city included breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation. He told the Observer previously that restrictions the city placed on a new lease were not business friendly.

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The cat came back


After playing at the Roots and Blues Festival in 2010, Fred Penner was back in Salmon Arm Tuesday entertaining children from around School District #83 with his lively and amusing songs.

One more E. coli illness The tally of cases of E. coli illness that the Public Health Agency of Canada has stated are related to a recall of cheese from Gort’s Cheese is now 25. On Oct. 4, another

case was added in B.C., bringing that total to 12, with 10 in Alberta, and one each in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has

not yet released whether their inspections have discovered the E. coli bacterium at the cheese facility. One person died, and all other people have either recovered or are recovering.

Salmon Arm Economic Development Society


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A burning desire to share

Ian Douglas, senior investigator with Wildfire Management Branch, points out fire indicators to a group of 21 Korean Forest Service members during a live test fire near Silver Creek. In addition to classroom studies at the Rapattack base, the students work in the field to investigate small, controlled fires that were purposely ignited and then extinguished by a local fire crew

Derelict docks removed from lake by barb brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

A combined effort by the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP) and three other partners saw the removal of 26 derelict, abandoned docks from the Salmon Arm portion of Shuswap Lake and the Sicamous area over the summer. Up to 16 more are planned to be removed this fall from Mara Lake. These structures can create safety issues for boaters, impede public access along the shoreline and reduce the esthetic values of the lake, and also may be damaging to fish habitat. “Nobody wants to

see these abandoned docks creating hazards to navigation and downgrading the esthetics of beautiful Shuswap Lake, so removing them is a big benefit to everyone,” says Paul Demenok, SLIPP steering committee chair and Electoral Area C director with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. “It’s also important to note that this is the only dock removal program involving SLIPP. The semi-waterfront dock issue raised in the summer has absolutely nothing to do with SLIPP.” Residents and businesses around the Shuswap can report derelict, abandoned docks through the SLIPP web-

site, Reported docks are included in the inventory, and if they are close to the site of other removal operations, they may be removed as well. Two of the derelict, abandoned docks removed in August were reported by businesses in the Shuswap. “The contractors came in and cleaned everything up nicely, with little disruption to our business,” says Kevin Wonacott of Captains Cove Marina. Docks that are in poor repair, deemed to be of little or no value and with no apparent claim of ownership are being removed and disposed of with no further notice. Funding for the

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project is shared between the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, SLIPP funds, Old Town Bay court award funds and the province. For more information, contact Erin Vieira at 250-314-9660.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Focus on Downtown

Plenty going on in the core By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Salmon Arm’s downtown core is seeing its share of change. On Lakeshore Drive, Shuswap Park Mall is undergoing a facelift, with its new look to be complete in about a month. Owner Bill Laird said all the mall businesses east of Askew’s, including the new home of Dixon’s wine and beer store, will have bigger premises with the removal of the little interior mall and an expansion towards the street. “Everybody’s very enthusiastic,” he said. On Alexander St. and Hudson Avenue, changes there include the arrival of Intwined Fibre Arts, which held its grand opening Saturday. Owner Althea Mongerson, whose business placed third in this year’s Shuswap Launch-a-Preneur program as well as taking the Green Award, is seeing her dream realized. “I’m pretty pleased that it actually came to fruition,” she said. “My main goal was to get the store front up and running. I basically wanted it to be a gathering place for this community… I wanted to create an environment where people can come in and sit and get inspired by all the colours.” Intwined Fibre Arts sells yarn and knitting and spinning fibre and the equipment that goes along with it – mostly natural fibres from as many local sources as possible. The shop also offers spinning and knitting classes, as well as featuring the creations of some local artists. It opened Sept. 7 and things have been going well. “It’s really, really fantastic. We’ve had lots of support and a really good response from the knitting community. There’s lots of traffic through, which is really exciting.”

Mongerson invites people to come sit and knit or simply drop by to take a look. Intwined Fibre Arts, at 141-C Hudson Ave. NE is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 778-4891090. Just down the street and around the corner at 305 Alexander St. NE is Pinz Boardshop & Piercing Studios, relocated from its former location at 444 TransCanada Highway SW. The move has meant a smaller store with the ability to focus on its expertise in body piercing. “We wanted to refocus on what we’re all about originally,” says owner Anna Heckrodt, explaining that during the past five years she expanded the Salmon Arm store, which initially opened in 2001, as well as opening a location in Revelstoke and Sicamous. Life was getting too

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crazy, she says, and her presence was wanted in Salmon Arm. Since then she has closed the other locations and has cut down on stock. “It’s taking the retail and boutiquing it. It’s been about classing it up.” Along with piercings, the store will continue to offer skateboard and snowboard clothing and equipment, including shoes. “We’re really excited to be part of the downtown. We know all the business owners around us and we’re so excited to frequent them,” Heckrodt says.

Pinz Boardshop & Piercing Studios is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 to 4, Sundays and holidays. Call 250-832-8233. At 141-A Hudson, a new restaurant will be opening within the next couple of weeks – Bradbury’s Restaurant. Andrew and Misty Bradbury just moved to Salmon Arm and have brought their experience as restaurateurs with them. The couple ran a restaurant near Edmonton for six years. Their visits to Salmon Arm over the years enticed them to investigate opening a business here. “Everybody around is really, really friendly,” they emphasize, with Misty pointing out that although they came from a town of 6,000, Salmon Arm is friendlier. Andrew got into cooking back in high school, and found that not only did he have a passion for cooking, but he was also good at it. The couple is still refining the hours for their restaurant, but say they expect to open for breakfast and then keep serving until about midafternoon. They’ll head home to look after their animals – which are like their children – and will probably re-open about 4:30 for supper. “We try to cater to absolutely everybody – children, grandchildren, parents, teenagers – you name it, we can cook for them.” The menu will be broad, with fresh, large Belgian waffles one of the breakfast features, and a variety of items for lunch ranging from sandwiches, subs and wraps to pastas and burgers. “We’ll do what we do best, simple food, quality food. We’re going to try to cater to everybody’s needs. It will be simple, beautiful, clean – all the stuff I’d want in a restaurant,” says Andrew.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Home Restaurant Sat., Oct. 12th • 5 p.m.- 9 pm, Sun. & Mon., Oct. 13th & 14th • 11 am - 9 pm Turkey dinner with all the fixings. Includes homemade dinner roll & pumpkin tart. $13.99 Seniors $10.99 Top of the Hill, Salmon Arm 832-9991

Coats for Kids & Folks COAT PICK UP EVENT Oct. 14-28 at Centenoka Park Mall.


Recent addition: Intwined Fibre Arts owner Althea Mongerson has her hands full with her busy new yarn and knitting shop located at 141C Hudson Avenue.

Donations of gently-used winter wear for children, teens and adults are greatly appreciated. Please drop off at: Salmon Arm Drycleaners in Salmon Arm before or on Oct. 13th or phone Gail at 250-832-9341

friday, october 25, 2013 SALMON ARM COMMUNITY CENTRE 7 PM TO 10 PM

Taste over 75 wines from British Columbia wineries. ~ APPETIZERS ~



Advance tickets only: Hideaway Liquor Store, or Piccadilly Liquor Store, or call 250.804.5380.

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at the scene:


Paramedics load a man into an ambulance following a collision between a pickup truck and an SUV that occurred in the construction zone on the TransCanada Highway near Rona at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3.


Missing man found Lonnie McDougall, 36, who was last heard from at the Tappen Co-op on Sept. 28, has now been located. Members of Shuswap Search and Rescue were conducting a search for the Kamloops man and police had released his name to the public in hopes of locating him after friends and family became concerned about his welfare. Police reported Friday morning that McDougall had been found and was safe. “On Thursday, Oct. 3 at 12:45 p.m., police were notified that McDougall had telephoned a family member to advise that he was fine and with a friend in Morley, Alta.” They thanked the public for the assistance.

Stolen snowblower On Friday, Oct. 4, RCMP went to a home on 10th Avenue SW and recovered a new snow blower, believed to be stolen from Home Hardware earlier in the week. The residence is known to police. In addition, police arrested a man who had an arrest warrant for theft out of Kamloops.

impaired on lakeshore At 2 a.m., on Sunday, Oct. 6, police stopped a vehicle on Lakeshore Drive. The driver was found to be impaired. The 58-year-old man from Salmon Arm was relieved of his driver’s licence and his vehicle was impounded.

Collision complications by Tracy hughes ObSeRveR STAFF

RCMP are looking for a motorhome with Florida plates after the vehicle blew past a flagger in a construction zone on the TransCanada Highway near Salmon Arm Thursday. The incident occurred about 11 a.m. shortly after a twovehicle collision in the same area. In that incident, a vehicle turning

left off the highway was struck from behind by a westbound vehicle. The drivers were both taken to hospital with whiplashtype injuries. At the same time, the motorhome with Florida plates drove into the oncoming lane toward a flagger who was holding a stop sign. The flagger had to move out of the way of the motorhome, which

continued past the accident scene, and past the flagger attempting to stop it at the other end. It then continued west on the Trans-Canada Highway. Police were en route to the collision and were unable to deal with the driver of the motorhome. The licence plate has been noted and police say they will deal with the driver.

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Singer/songwriter appearing at

Chiang Mai Orchid Restaurant Saturday, October 12 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 131 Hudson Ave N.W. 250.832.0699

City News and Public Notices CITY OF SaLMON aRM STRaTEGIC pLaN

Draft Corporate Strategic Plan is available for public review and comment. This year the City has been working to create its first ever long-term Corporate Strategic Plan. The plan will guide City Council and staff toward more effective decision making about significant projects anticipated to be undertaken over the next 10 years. The draft Corporate Strategic Plan, including the list of 25 priority projects, is available for public review and comment between October 2 and October 21, 2013. The plan can be viewed on the City’s website at strategicplan or in hard copy at City Hall at 500 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2.

MESSaGE FROM YOUR FIRE DEpaRTMENT Tragically, people lose their lives every year because they do not have smoke alarms, or, they have tampered with them by removing the batteries or taking them down from the ceiling.

Written comments will be received until 4:00 p.m. Monday October 21, 2013. Written comments can be dropped-off or mailed to City Hall or emailed to City Council will consider approving the Corporate Strategic Plan in November 2013. For more information please visit or contact Corey Paiement, RPP, Corporate Officer, at (250) 803-4029 or cpaiement@


Don’t let this happen to you!

“Backyard Cleanup” burning is governed by the City of Salmon Arm Burning Bylaw and is permitted March 15th to April 15th and October 1st to 30th. Properties must be more than .99 acres in size in designated areas. A permit may be purchased at City Hall or at the Fire Department at a cost of $10.00.

If you don’t have a WORKING SMOKE ALARM, the Salmon Arm Fire Department will supply and install one for you, FREE OF CHARGE!

Campfires also require a permit, the fee is $10.00 and they are valid for the current year in which they are issued.

For more information please call the Salmon Arm Fire Department at 250-803-4060


For more information about outdoor burning please call the Salmon Arm Fire Department at 250-803-4060

City Hall will be closed Monday, October 14, 2013, to observe Thanksgiving Day. City Hall will reopen Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

For more information call 250-803-4000 • Follow us on twitter @SalmonArmBC


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for what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

A literary minefield

As a parent, you want to protect your children from the sadness of the world. It’s a noble thought, done with the best of intentions. The unfortunate reality is that no matter how hard you try to insulate your children, there is sadness, hurt and pain in every life. And that’s why I made the decision to read the much-lauded book, Bridge to Terabithia, with my daughter. Clearly, the book had an impact on me from my childhood, as it was one which instantly came to mind when I thought about books I had loved reading. For those who might not have read the classic novel, it’s a realistic a depiction of family life and a special friendship that evolves between misfits Jess and Leslie. I love the book because the people are so real. They worry about money, siblings hit each other, there’s social awkwardness and bickering and relationships that grow in the unlikeliest of circumstance. My daughter eagerly anticipated the evolution of the story as we read chapters each night. It was difficult watching her become attached to the characters, while knowing that the story is building up to a tragic death. But I’ve never believed in glossing over the truth. When our beloved pet cocker spaniel died, we had to have the painful and teary discussion that they wouldn’t be coming back and that nothing, not even a wish to Santa, could return them to us. Turns out, the topic of sad books is quite a hot button among parents. Loss and grief make most of us uncomfortable and handing those emotions to our children, even between the pages of a fictional story, can be controversial. “There’s enough sadness in the world,” one parent remarked to me, “They don’t need to read about it.” Another parent was wary of turning her kids off reading by giving them material that might make them feel sad or upset, rather than lighter, funnier material. Both are valid points. And parents certainly need to consider the impact of reading material, as well as television or movies, for their individual child. I guess I made the choice to read books like Charlotte’s Web, which discusses loss of a friend, even if it is about a pig and a spider, and Bridge to Terabithia at this time because reading sad books provides opportunities to talk about real life happenings. Life is complex, emotions are often mixed and happy endings are not guaranteed. Knowing about sadness also has a flip side – recognizing joy, love and hope. It is equally important to expose children to these emotions in books. I can not imagine a childhood being complete without reading about Judy Blume’s Superfudge, Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona or Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But experiencing sadness through the pages of a book also provides parents with a precious opportunity to discuss feelings with their child. Did my daughter cry after reading the final chapters of Bridge to Terabithia? Yes, but she did it in my arms.

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With higher speed comes higher risk Lead foots and left-lane campers, the province wants to hear from you. The B.C. government is reviewing speed limits for long stretches of highway, and Transportation Minister Todd Stone wants your feedback on how fast is fast enough. The review is not supposed to be about increasing speed limits, but ensuring the province has the correct speed limits in place. Stone, who sees the Coquihalla as a likely candidate for a speed-limit adjustment, says the goal is to ensure those who travel B.C.’s rural highways are able to do so as safely and efficiently as possible. Sounds good. And no doubt, those 110 km/hr signs along the Coquihalla are already being interpreted by many a driver as 120 km/hr. In fact, it’s a safe bet that whatever the decided upon

speed limit is, drivers will round up by 10. The big question mark here is those behind the wheel. Cars may be better constructed, but drivers – not necessarily so. Case in point, according to ICBC, distracted driving – typically people fiddling with gadgets while driving – is the cause of about one-quarter of all traffic fatalities in the province. Do we want people texting while doing 130 km/hr into the Great Bear Snowshed? Speaking of cell phones, travel the Coquihalla in winter and you’re certain to see SUVs ditched on the side of the road, their drivers out in the snow on the phone, presumably trying to contact roadside assistance. One of the hazards of not driving to conditions. Which leads us to hope that if speed limits are increased, highway traffic enforcement resources follow suit.

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The Observer asked: Do you think the National Anthem should be changed to be more gender neutral?

Candace Charest “No. I don’t feel it offends anyone. Let it be.”

Fay Cooper “No. Just leave it alone.”

Kenneth Stengler “Yes, it should be gender neutral to reflect the fact that half our population, the important half, is female.”

Len Betker “Why can’t they just leave things alone.”

Lindy Dewitt “I think it should stay the way it is.”

Marijuana referendum Owners add to discussion simply misguided BC VIEWS

Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – I won’t be signing the “Sensible B.C.” petition to demand a provincewide referendum on marijuana enforcement. You shouldn’t either, and here are a few reasons why. Let me start by saying I’ve been calling for legalization and regulation of pot for 20 years, to conserve police resources and reduce violent crime. Our war on drugs is a failure even for heroin and cocaine, and marijuana is obviously much easier to produce. But the current effort led by Dana Larsen, B.C.’s clown prince of pot, is not only misguided, it’s dangerous. The petition does not propose legalization. It seeks to impose a provincial law that would stop B.C. police from using any resources for simple possession charges. This would create a loophole in the federal drug law. So what would that do? It would protect otherwise innocent customers of the current illegal marijuana trade, while leaving the criminal distribution business in place. For a closer look at that, I recommend reports from the Surrey Six murder trial now underway, or the upcoming case against three accused assassins of Red Scorpion gangster Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna. Larsen’s loony law would tie police hands when they are trying to hold someone on a lesser charge while they search for evidence of something nastier. This is a source of many simple possession charges today. Police chiefs have a different idea, asking for the option of treating simple possession as a ticket offence to keep the court time to a minimum. Both of these notions have the same obvious flaws. They don’t deal with sales to minors and they divert no revenue to government, leaving most of that in the hands of criminal dealers who buy

cocaine, guns and fancy cars. Colorado and Washington have gone the legalization route, so far without interference from their federal government. These states need money, and they don’t need more crime or ill-considered hippy gesture politics. Meanwhile in Ottawa, Health Canada is trying to convert a poorly regulated mess of small-scale medical marijuana licences to a free-market system of commercial producers. Local politicians tore a strip off Health Canada officials at their recent convention, after years of warnings that federal licences were scattered at unknown locations, often used as fronts for larger grow-ops. Mission Coun. Dave Hensman predicted that when a grower gets a letter cancelling his licence, he’s more likely to roll up a big joint with it than to shut down. Burnaby Coun. Nick Volkow suggested the response would echo an old Cheech and Chong routine: “Dave’s not here, man.” Here’s another reason not to support Larsen: the conduct of his organizers. One fellow set up a petition table at, of all places, the Terry Fox Hometown Run in Port Coquitlam. After scrawling “pot cures cancer” on the table, he proceeded to interrupt speeches by cancer survivors by yelling the same false slogan. You can imagine how people with terminal cancer and their loved ones would react. Some would know that marijuana may alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, just as it can ease suffering for some multiple sclerosis patients. But the suggestion of a cure is as cruel as it is moronic. Larsen’s “cannibus” has been rolling around B.C., reaping uncritical media coverage. It even blundered into the recent Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver, an event to mark the end of federal hearings into the effects of residential schools on aboriginal children. I wouldn’t support the Larsen bunch for anything, unless it involved them looking for jobs. Just say no.

Recently there was a discussion at city council regarding our business, Scrappy’s Metal Recycling, and concerns regarding its new location. We were not invited to the city council meeting. None of the councillors, nor the mayor have contacted us to discuss our yard’s appearance. We would like everyone to be aware of our values regarding environmental stewardship. We live by Christian morals and ethics, and strongly believe in global stewardship. Our values dictate our behavior; enforcement of government regulations is not required for us to ‘do the right thing.’ Also, please be advised that our contract with

the property owners specifically addresses environmental impact, and a representative from the Neskonlith Indian Band makes random unannounced inspections. Our 16-year-old son James did start a recycling business approximately four years ago on our farm, and it has grown into a family business. We have four children and an adult with special needs living with us; and they all work at the yard. James is the same young man that has been honored twice in our local papers recently for receiving the Medal of Excellence from the Royal Canadian Legion, and then the Top Cadet Award from Vernon Army Camp. James

and his siblings are being raised to recognize that hard work and effort is required to earn a living. None of our family would want anyone to excuse us for our age, ethnicity or affiliation with a First Nation. This is a democratic country based on a competitive free-market economy. We have been very busy, indicating a need for this service. Competition and good business rapport are the foundation of a strong local economy, something we intend to contribute to in this venture. Scrappy’s Metal Recycling: Mike, Sarah, James, Isaac, Josie and Emma TurgeonO’Brien and Lauren Paulsen.

Evidence before accusations I am beginning to smell a king-sized rat in this Gort tainted cheese saga and it isn’t originating at their farm. Remember old fashioned witch hunts in past centuries? People were actually burned at the stake. This could be the 2013 version except with

modern technology it is far more subtle thanks to the news media in its ruthless hunt for something newsworthy. Unless indisputable evidence tied to Gort cheese is found in these additional accusations now popping out of the woodwork then the

investigation has descended into nothing more than a common witch hunt. By destroying a family founded business someone else is standing in the shadows waiting to benefit. Alli M. Graham

Sidewalk on Lakeshore needed I have read the city’s strategic plan and nowhere in there did I see any plan to improve the safety of Lakeshore Rd. to downtown. I live in Appleyard and it is treacherous to try and walk to town along Lakeshore. I have been told by previous councillors that it is an access road and not important

in the scheme of things. It is, however, a preferential route for most people that do not like to drive the Trans-Canada to get downtown. The city did a great job of the access to Lakeshore by the hospital and it would be so nice to have proper sidewalks, decent lighting and bike paths along this beauti-

ful scenic route. The argument can be made that this is a very popular route, by the amount of traffic one sees on it daily. To make a strategic plan without the vision of enhancing this gem would be folly. Terry Jobe


Recycling changes spark debate By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

A controversial shift in how recyclables are collected in the province should have a nominal impact on Salmon Arm residents should it come to fruition. One of the more heated debates at this year’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention revolved around Multi Material BC (MMBC), a non-profit stewardship organization created by industry to fulfil B.C.’s recycling regulation related to printed material and packaging. In essence, the regulation shifts responsibility for management of materials from government to industry and consumers. MMBC’s Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan is expected to be go into effect on May 19, 2014. Local governments were asked to have a letter of intent, speci-

fying whether or not they would be coming onboard with MMBC, submitted by Sept. 16. This deadline was one of the concerns raised by municipalities at the convention. Another was how MMBC’s program would impact already existing recycling programs. Neither of these, however, are a significant issue for Salmon Arm. The city has already signed a letter of intent and, by signing on, staff suggest there “will be a significant reduction in costs to the end user of the program.” “The bottom line is we can’t double charge the citizens so whatever we’re credited by MMBC will be credited to the citizens,” says city engineer Jenn Walters, adding it will be up to council to determine how that might be utilized. A memo to council notes this will allow the city to maintain local accountability, as

well as program control and flexibility. “One of the real benefits about keeping tabs on it is we’re hoping to do some refining to the collection system as it is, to start having people’s recycling and garbage on the same day,” says Walters. “Right now there’s some confusion. So we wanted to change some routes up, make them a little more efficient and easier for people.” With MMBC, Salmon Arm’s recycling program would generally stay the same, though there will be some change in what materials are collected. Styrofoam and thin film plastics (such as sandwich wrap) will not be collected under the bag system, but will be accepted at the green recycling bins at local recyclable depots such as Bill’s Bottle Depot and at the landfill. Tetrapacks, clamshell packaging and

cardboard milk cartons will be additions to the bag system, as will plastic shopping bags. All of this, including the May implementation date, is based on the program rolling out as currently intended.

Jim Kimmerly Chamber of CommerCe Organizations representing small business have also weighed in on the MMBC debate. Both the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and the BC Chamber of Commerce are con-




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Dr. Megyesi and Dr. Plessis are pleased to inform their patients that they are moving their practices to the new Shuswap Providence Medical Clinic, located at #1100-2991A, 10th Ave. SW (inside Wal-Mart), phone (250) 8323377, effective Nov. 8, 2013. Patients wishing to remain with Dr. Megyesi and Dr. Plessis will automatically have their charts transferred to the new clinic. Patients not wishing to have their charts transferred may establish themselves with a new physician and request their records be transferred to their new physician. If patients have not had an opportunity to transfer their records to another physician by Nov. 8, 2013, they may request to do so after this date at no extra charge. We thank you for your patience during this transition and look forward to serving you in our new location.

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cerned with potential impact the program will have, as any business that sells packaging or printed paper to consumers that ultimately end up in the waste stream are required to sign on with MMBC as stewards. Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce President Jim Kimmerly agrees with the sentiment of CFIB director Mike Klassen, that small businesses would be reluctant to sign on to something where they don’t know what all the costs will be. “It looks half-baked, like it hasn’t really been thought out all that well from a smallbusiness perspective,” says Kimmerly. “Who is going to want to enter a contract when they don’t know what the fees are?”

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Telus to introduce fibre optic network OBSERVER STAFF

Telecommunications in Salmon Arm will be moving at light speed, as Telus fibre optic network is expanding to the city, providing the option for over 90 per cent of homes and businesses to connect to the new technology. Once connected, Telus says users will enjoy blazing fast internet speeds and homes will have access to advanced home entertainment experiences with OptikTV. The Telus fibre optic network consists of flexible, transparent fibres of glass. Data is transmitted along these fibres as particles of light, allowing huge volumes of information to move in and out of the community at the speed of light. As Salmon Arm will be only one of a few communities in the province with this advanced technology, businesses will have access to the services they need to operate locally and compete globally, as well as having the opportunity to innovate their delivery.

The City of Salmon Arm has cooperated with the corporation in order to see the upgraded technology. “The city has agreed to work with Telus to by providing and reviewing engineering requirements and to respond to road closures, etc. which may be required as quickly as possible,’ says Carl Bannister, chief administrative officer for the City of Salmon Arm. “There are no costs or upgrades required of the city or changes to any right-of-ways or city property.” Improved technology has the potential to make Salmon Arm more attractive to employers, as well as benefit current ones. “Salmon Arm Economic Development Society is excited about the ability to integrate the addition of this new technology into our future marketing materials, providing Salmon Arm with one more competitive advantage in the attraction of new residents and businesses,” says Lana Fitt, Economic Development Manager, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society. FALL FALL4 4FOR FOR3 3EVENT EVENT September September1616- October - October13, 13,2013 2013

By Tracy Hughes

Uptown honours

James mUrray/OBSERVER

Askew’s Uptown store manager George Green, CEO David Askew and members of the Uptown team celebrate their win of the British Columbia/Yukon Regional Award for Top Independent Grocer of the Year in the large surface category.

Black Press launches new employment website Black Press Media Group is pleased to announce the arrival of, our new jobs and resume website for employers and job seekers. “ offers job seekers and employment advertisers an exciting new platform that is easier to use and provides a nationally-recognized brand,” says Randy Blair, Black Press’s President of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island newspaper divisions. “LocalWork. ca provides awardwinning features and options that will enhance the entire online employment experience, and continues to provide the proven effectiveness of print recruitment advertising that is tailored to meet the advertisers’ needs and budget.” will be operated by a partnership between Black Press and Metroland Media Group Ltd. Through its chain of

more than 100 newspapers, has already been filling the local recruitment and job search needs of countless job seekers and recruitment advertisers alike. With its 190 community and daily newspapers, Black Press will add to LocalWork. ca’s already extensive coverage and market, and will add valuable resources and services for our users. Black Press also owns and operates BC Classifieds and, and the Used Everywhere network.’s mission is to deliver the best local job opportunities for employeesto-be, a simple and effective job search and recruitment advertising experience, and the best customer service in the job search industry. “With one entry, I was able to place the ad both on the web and in the specific papers I wanted the ad to appear

in,” said Sharon Wales from CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc. “The replies I received were from a wide variety of individuals and we were able to select quite a few candidates that we wished to interview from the many received.” Black Press Community News Media is an internationally recognized newspaper publishing group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications in B.C., Alberta, Yukon, Washington, Hawaii, California, and Ohio published at 14 regional printing centres. Black Press has more than 160 websites as well as the Victoria-based free classified web site Black Press employs 3,300 people across North America. Victoria, B.C. resident David Black if founder, chairman and majority owner of Black Press, and Rick O’Connor is president and CEO.

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Merger expands Marlin Travel

RCAC Shuswap Squadron Sponsoring Committee

222 Shuswap Air Cadets Annual General Meeting Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

By Barb Brouwer

South Canoe Centre


There is one less travel agency in town but the same number of travel agents. Joan Hokanson, owner of Marlin Travel on Alexander for 28 years, recently bought Bayview Travel which was owned by Janet Hindbo. Hokanson says Hindbo was tired of dealing with administrative work and she was tired of booking trips. So, Hindbo has moved over to the office on Alexander as senior travel consultant, taking seasoned travel agents with her – Gerri Stewart, Sandy Hardy and Pam Tate. They’re joining parttimer Keri Tierney and Missy MacKintosh, who has worked with Hokanson for five years and is now manager of the newly expanded Marlin Travel. “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for all of us to increase our business and better service our clients,” says Hokanson. “Just by merging, it’s done away with one set of overhead costs. All I’m taking on are extra wages; the infrastructure for everything else was there before.” Hokanson, who took over Marlin Travel Nov.

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Joan Hokanson and former Bayview Travel Agency employees Janet Hindbo, Sandy Hardy and Geri Stewart have merged under Hokanson’s leadership to better serve their clients from the office on Alexander Street. 4, 1985, is going back to doing something she did when her children were little – something she thoroughly enjoys. “What I am doing is putting groups together and I am escorting them,” she says. In June, Hokanson escorted 22 women, some of them Lady Striders to Italy, where they attended a concert of Puccini’s music in his hometown, a cooking school in Florence where they learned to make sausage and gnocchi, and a wine tour. Next September, she will lead a tour to Croatia. Those who are on the mailing list have already received the

initial itinerary and five have already booked on the tour that has room only for 16 women. “I call it soft adventure,” she laughs. “Comfort hotels but hiking, kayaking, lots of walking, museums and city tours.” Hokanson is filling a niche for women, many of whom do not want to travel on their own. “If we have a group, we will pair people up,” she says, noting women can talk on the phone or meet in person to see if they might be compatible roommates. “We give people contact numbers and pull ourselves out of the final arrangements.”

Before Croatia, Hokanson is taking another group on a river cruise in Vietnam and Cambodia at the beginning of January. Back in the travel agency, Hokanson says everyone gets along and are very happy with the new arrangement. “It’s a really nice atmosphere and we’ve combine agencies with years of experience in the business.” Marlin Travel is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www. marlin salmonarm.

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Job Description: Electrical Inspector needed to perform inspections specifically related to the assembly of two 500MW Turbine/Generator Units and associated parts and components. The candidate must • Ensure adherence to contract specifications • Monitor and record progression of work • Ensure quality work practice and quality product Preferred Experience: • Red Seal Canadian Electrical Licence • Knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code • Experience working in Substations and Hydro Generating facilities • Knowledge of grounding and bonding Skills/Abilities: • Ability to read, review and mark-up drawings. • Competent in performing quantity calculations of cabling, cable tray and various electrical equipment • Strong computer skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills The successful applicant will be required to work under a collective union agreement and required to live in a camp located at Mica Creek BC, 140 kilometres north of Revelstoke. Shift duration will be 14 days on, 7 off. Nightshift work may be required.

Mix, mingle and discuss business

Resumes will be accepted until 22 October, 2013; only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Salmon Arm and Shuswap Tourism are hosting a Fall Business

To Apply: Please email or fax resumes to: Columbia Hydro Constructors Ltd. Fax: (250) 805-4340 Email:

Mixer at SAGA Public Art Gallery on Oct. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to network within our business community

and market your business/services in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. An assortment of appetizers prepared by local businesses and

a sampling of locally brewed beers and wines will be available. RSVP before Oct. 21 to admin@sachamber. or (250)832-6247.

Wage: $29.71 to $33.76 per hour depending on experience

Closing Date: 22 October 2013

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Salmon Arm Firefighters

6-12 OCT 100th Anniversary

Thank you

to the brave men and women of our local volunteer fire departments!


Serving the Shuswap for 24 years!



Congratulations to our local firefighters on 100 years of service to our community!

Salmon Arm Fire Hall #3 – Sean Scott, Lieut. Ian Webster, Lieut. Troy Cook, Nigel Watts, Travis Corrie, Steve Fabro, Mark Koprowsky, Russ Palmer, Darin Gerow, Capt. Jim Shirley, Chris Hagglov, Scott Floto, Andreas Meerza, Ryan Mackintosh, Ashley Daines, Brandon Payne. Missing from photo: Lieut. Brian Brook, Jesse Foster.

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Salmon Arm Fire Hall #4 – Jerry Jones, Darren Koprowsky, Jan van Lindert, Tyler Stevenson, Tony Walton, Lieut. Steven Rogers, Lieut. Larry Petryshen, Capt. Tom Giszas. Missing from photo: Lieut. Scott Boyd, Lieut. Jake Jacobson, Tim Ferguson, Jim Lepine.

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“The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is a busy place where families gather first thing in the morning and where they get together to discuss the day, but it can also be a dangerous place. It’s important that everyone know how to stay safe while preparing and cooking meals, and I appreciate the efforts of fire officials to educate the public.” ~ Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton

Recognizing our local firefighters and volunteers for keeping our community safe.


Proud to Salute our


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Thank you to the men and women who keep our community safe!

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Knowing what to do and where to go in the event of a fire can save lives! Smoke alarms can give you the extra minutes you need to get your family to safety. Make sure you have an escape route in place!!

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Shuswap Volunteer Fire Department – Hall #1: Front Row (L-R): Shannon Deschemeaux, Jay Pufferhill, Tyler Barrett, Lucas Parada, Steve Chomechko, Sean Kipling, Don Mitchell. Back Row (L-R): Randy Isaac, Bryan Riley, Arnie Anderson, Rick Papp, Jaykk Goettling, Colin Bunston, Hayes Spooner, Dale Tessier, Chris Kietaibl, Chris Gratto, Robert Burns, Lynda Curran, Matthew Bennett, Gary Hoult. Tappen/Sunnybrae Fire Department: Back: Capt. Steve Smyrl. Third row: Steve MacInnis, Training Officer Ryan Gray, Jessica Friesen, Steve Kneisz, Gerald Leese, Chris Brochert. Second Row: Chief Kyle Schneider, Training Officer Jeremy Hachey, Safety Officer Travis Porteous, Capt. Marc Zaichowsky, Trevor DeTro, Norm Gray, Safety Officer Nick Snoek, Michael Franklin, Al Potter, Deputy Rick Johnson, Caleb Leyenhorst. Front row - Delten Ens, Rodric Anamchara, Denver Janz, Paul Attwood, Becky Meadows, Mark McElroy, Ron Boruta.

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All schools practise regular fire drills & alarm inspections. Thanks to all our staff, students and community for working together to help prevent fires!

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Thanks to our firefighters for keeping our community safe.

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Celebrat the

White Lake Fire Dept., Front, L-R: Garry Loeppky, Chief Bryan Griffin, Doug Taylor Second Row: Mark McGillveray, George MacKenzie (Safety Officer), Brian DeWinter, Brian Morris (Captain), Tim Hoy (Training Officer), Tony Smith, Hal Dyck. Back: Lynn Mazur, Lester McInally (Hall Captain), Elin Edwards, Marion Burn, Angie Morris. Missing from the photo are: Jayson Tracy (Deputy Chief), Barry Church & Scott Reiter Photo by Mark McGillveray

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Thank you for all you do!

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Silver Creek Fire Department: Back, L-R: John Oosterhuis, Randy Smith, Jake Mitchell, Ruben Cervantes, Jason Philps, Rolland Oluper. Front: Brian Rigler, Doug Dresen, Jason LeBourdais, Darcy Blair, Doug Felhauer, Dave Caldwell, Len Sarrazin Chief, Mark Dressen, Ian Grant, Lindsay Sarrazin, Garl Hucul. Missing: Curtis Porteous, Chris Ross, Ted Steiger.

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6-12 OCT 100th Anniversary Malakwa Fire Department: L-R: Chief Joanne Held, Trevor Vandenburg, Steven Simpson, Travis Braun, Rick Re, Chuck Danbrack, Deputy Chief Cam Salmond, Shane Prevost. Missing from photo: Dan Roddick, Ron Westbrook, Kassi Attic, Nathan Kobel, Jim Jackson.

Anglemont Fire Department: L-R: Jim Leduc, Dept. Chief Harley Edwards, Ernie Howe, Robert Gallant, Peter O’Brien, Bill Taylor. Darlene Taylor, Andy Aichholz, Captain Dave King, Lorne Wallbank, Bryan Rogers, John Seymour, Duff Overland, Mike Sanderson, Fire Chief Graham Lucas, Dave Dyck.

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In a real fire situation feel all doors before opening them. If the door is hot, get out another way.

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Working Smoke Alarms A15


Village of Chase Many thanks to the Chase Fire & Rescue Department for their dedication in keeping our community safe! Thanks for protecting our area and for all your hard work and commitment.


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Salmon Arm Firefighters

6-12 OCT 100th Anniversary

Scotch Creek Fire Department: L-R: D.Van Sprang, B Dalgleish, M. Engholm, Chief A. Stoll, D. Bennett, R. Mitchell, J. Houston, C. St. John, E. Gunderson, R. Grant, D.C. A. Bailey.

In Recognition of Your Contributions to Our Community



Celista Fire Department: Top, L-R: Darlene Volk,Ben Hanson, Chief Roy Phillips, Peter Terwoort, Safety Officer Jeff Powell. Front, L-R: Shawn Perry, Deputy Chief Brian McDuff, Brian Burgess, Holly Anderson, Keith Forrest. Missing firefighters: Training Officer Reg Longhurst, Nicole Podruzny, Donna Powell, Nick Tremblay, Emery Toews.

A big Thank You to all of the heroes for their hard work and dedication!

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Your dedication in keeping our community safe is greatly appreciated


Thank you to all of our volunteer firefighters!

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Your dedication to our safety is greatly appreciated

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Thanks for all that you do to keep us safe and protected!

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Be Safety Smart! Ensure the batteries in your smoke detectors are new!

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Fire Safety is up to all of us. Please make sure your lighters and matches are out of the reach of children!

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Salmon Arm Firefighters

6-12 OCT 100th Anniversary

Salmon Arm Fire Hall #1 – Bob Johnson, David Bland, Lieut. Henry Bland, Steven St. Denis, Chad Phillips, Terry Swityk, Capt. Rick Webb, Lieut. Mike Wigglesworth, Travis Sanderson. Missing from photo: Lieut. Reeve Holmes, Jackson Robertson, Mike Koutnik, Joe Madeiros.

Command 1: Rod Macfarlane, Brad Shirley, Rev. Woldy Sosnowsky and Mike Bailey.

Salmon Arm Fire Hall #2 – Barry Friesen, Kyle MacLean, Lieut. Ed Jespersen, Darren GridleyHaack, Graham Spence, Al Middleton, Lieut. Carmen Guidos, Capt. Chris Lowe, Steven Bennett, Steve Ollinger, Tyler Stevenson, Lt. Mike Picul, Chris Kraft, Lieut. Gary Lebeter. Missing from photo: Lieut. Rob Stunzi, John Hanna, Gary Owens, Dale Widdifield, John Quilty, Chad Cameron, Blake Lawson and Cory Woods.

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Survivor spreads message of hope

By Roger Knox

Dr. Reinhardt had to remind council of his salary of $50 for services as medical health officer from Feb. 1912 to Feb. 1913. H.C. Jacques took over the lease of the opera house which had been held for two years by M.M. Carroll.


Salmon Arm Wealthy apples secured one of the major awards at the Imperial Fruit Show held in Manchester, England. Two signs of winter: Bill Kew started up the light plant and children started to go school at 9:30 instead of nine. Mary Pickford in “Little Lord Fauntleroy” was coming to the Rex Theatre.


In notes from Camp 376, the men of that camp thanked the Imperial Tobacco Co. for the gifts of tobacco left by its salesman. People were told reading material was the most needed luxury and that the boys would be glad to have anything that was fit for eyes.


A joint meeting of the city and district councils was held to plan for present and future needs of water supplies. The possibility of pumping from the lake was discussed. When Pat Shirley and Stan Reedman arrived in England and were assigned to their quarters, they were overjoyed to see in the same hut with them, Dick Edwards of Foothill Road, and Hubert Smith, formerly of Seymour Arm and Salmon Arm West.


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t’s a first in her family Elizabeth Anderson didn’t want. The youngest of four siblings, Anderson, a Salmon Arm massage therapist, was the first in her family to have breast cancer. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks shy of my 47th birthday and it was a shock,” said Anderson, the honoured survivor at Sunday’s annual Canadian Breast Cancer Federation CIBC Run For The Cure in Vernon at Fulton Secondary School. “We don’t have breast cancer in our family. There is no history. I am the first, I hope I am the last.” Approximately 620 people took part in Sunday’s walk/ run at Grahame Park and raised $54,721.75 for breast cancer research and other initiatives, though organizers said Monday there are still more fundraising dollars coming in. Sharing with the crowd, Anderson – decked out in a black Blitz For The Cure T-shirt with pink writing, black running pants and cool all-pink Asics runners –said her story is not a sad one. In fact, her story is one of triumph, joy and humour. “It’s joyous because I found out when I was diagnosed what a wonderful support team I have around me,” said Anderson. “It’s triumphant because I am cancer free. And it’s funny for a lot of reasons, but you’d have to know my friends to appreciate the sick sense of humour that we embraced during this journey.” Anderson’s cancer was caught early after she underwent a mammogram, to which

she pleaded to the crowd to encourage or nag every woman in their lives to have regular mammograms. And she said she’s pleased to take part in fundraising events such as Run For The Cure because monies raised from such events helped her. Following her surgery, doctors suggested Anderson have the full schedule of chemotherapy and radiation. Seeing the effect of such a schedule on friends and colleagues left Anderson disheartened. But when she arrived at a cancer clinic, doctors asked her if she wanted to participate in a study, which she agreed. They sent a small part of Anderson’s tumour to a lab to be blasted with chemotherapy to see if there would be any effects on the tumour. There were none. “My chance of reoccurrence was quite small to begin with and now I knew going through chemotherapy wasn’t going to change that,” said Anderson, who celebrated her 50th birthday two weeks ago with a trip ROGER KNOX/BLACK PRESS to New York with her husband, Sharing: Salmon Arm breast cancer survivor Elizabeth Craig, and her siblings. “So I Anderson gave the address at the Canadian Breast was able to make an informed, confident choice to not have Cancer Federation CIBC Run For The Cure Sunday in chemo. Vernon. “Any of you who have gone “Run day is truly an inspirthrough chemotherapy or So Anderson issued a chalnursed someone through che- lenge to the crowd. ing day,” said event co-director mo know how significant that “Don’t let a week pass with- Lindsay Smith. “Whether you is. What a gift it was to me and out creating a new memory, a are participating as a survivor, I thank you. That’s what your story you can put in the family running for a loved one or hard work is doing.” vault of stories that get pulled friend or just there to support Anderson also shared anoth- out every Christmas and gath- the cause, it’s an emotional and er poignant memory with the ering; don’t wait ‘til you have powerful event that brings peocrowd, the death of her father more time, more money or bet- ple together with a common at age 52. ter health. Get busy and get out goal of a future without breast “My dad and I didn’t get to having fun.” cancer.” spend very much time makRun For The Cure opened Run For The Cure has taken ing memories... I think if my with more than 20 survivors place annually in Vernon since dad knew he was going to die – including Anderson – being 2008 and raised more than young he would have worked paraded to the starting line by $429,000. Salmon Arm does harder to create memories for members of the Kalamalka not have its own Run for the his family to hold on to.” Highlanders Pipe Band. Cure event.

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Challenging: Clockwise from top left, Yeiko Menzies, Craig Ashton and Vanessa Chapman slither through the mud pit at the first running of Mayhem in the Muddy Maize held Saturday at DeMille’s fields and Blackburns’ gravel pits; Tara Letourneau stops to catch her breath; Aaron Hicks makes his way out of the tunnel; Kayla Johnson sprays down Tanya Kraft after finishing the race; Aaron Hicks and Adam Fiebelkorn make it to the top of a hill; Leslie Stewart crosses the pond; and Patrick Evanishen, Ashley and Ryan Allen, Chad and Michelle Polson and Tara Letourneau cross the finish line. See story, page A20.

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Kilmartin leads Heat Salmon Arm’s Sandra Kilmartin led a UBC Okanagan Heat women’s cross-country team win last weekend at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association Grand Prix race. With 41 points, the UBC team took top place, besting teams from Calgary and Lethbridge. Kilmartin was first among the Okanagan team to complete the race, coming in sixth place at 20:16. Another Salmon Arm athlete with UBC Okanagan, golfer Cody Bell, did well at the PACWEST Conference season finish, coming in eighth place with a score of 440.

special olympics Special Olympics B.C.’s basketball program kicks off Thursday, Oct. 10 at the South Broadview Elementary gym. Qualified coaches will help provide individuals with an intellectual disability the opportunity to enhance their life and celebrate personal achievement. Program runs Thursdays, from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Register by calling Heather Sims at 250-833-1038.

reino run Head to the Larch Hills ski area on Sunday, Oct. 20, for the Reino Run. This is an all-ages cross-country running event, with refreshments, draw prizes and awards to follow. Cost is $8 for kids, $15 for adults ages 16 and up. For more info, contact Abbigail May at 250-832-7846, or by email at

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Colts trample Dragons On Sunday, Oct 6, the Salmon Arm Pee Wee Colts football team were victorious over the Kelowna Dragons at Little Mountain. Final score, 24 to 13.

Winning bridge Sept. 23: 1. Shirley Robillard, 2. Bruce Motherwell, 3. Gisala Bondar. Sept. 29: 1. Nancy McAdam & Peggy Peterson, 2. Shirley & Chuck Buckler and 3. Lynn Storey & John Parton. Runs every Sunday at 1 p.m. at the senior centre. Everyone welcome. Sept. 30: 1. Sylvester Wysocki, 2. Mary Mackenzie, 3. June Scott. Oct. 1: 1. Judy Harris & Barbara Peterson, 2. Dennis Roberts & Michael Clayton, 3. Tom McNie & Davis Peterson.

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New event delights racers

Mud race: Ten kilometre course more challenging than expected.

By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

It was a day for mud – much mud – lots of sweat and possibly the odd tear. Followed by smiles. Many smiles. About 40 people took the challenge Saturday in the first Mayhem in the Muddy Maize, a 10-kilometre obstacle-course mud race that started and ended in DeMille’s corn maze. For Leslie Stewart of Sicamous, it was her 51st birthday, a muddy celebration she shared with her 18-year-old son Alexander. “He said, ‘Mother, this is crazy. I’m supposed to get you flowers and perfume, not drag you through the mud.” Nonetheless, they both enjoyed the race, says Leslie, noting they were able to help each other when needed, each with their different strengths and weaknesses. Because Alexander had been in cadets he could give her pointers on navigating the three mud pits with barb wire strung across the top. “Keeping really low, pulling with your arms and don’t put your bum up,” she says. As a runner, she could encourage him during the run portions, particularly when he was having trouble with stitches in his side. The duo completed the race in about two hours and 20 minutes. Organizer Ray Warner of Cool Running explains that, along with the three mud pits, there were fences to climb through, a pond and creek to navigate, the corn fields and trails to run through, bales of hay to get over and mountains of gravel in Blackburns’ gravel pit to climb. He received lots of good comments and there was just one injury, a head scratched by barbed wire. “It was fun, everybody had a great time, lots of good reviews.” For Leslie Stewart, one “huge, huge hill” was tough. “I was pretty much on my

hands and knees – he kept encouraging me,” she says of her son. Then there were the hay bales. “When they said we’d have to go over bales of hay, I was picturing the little ones. But they were those great big ones we call the giant marshmallows when they’re out in the fields.” The water obstacles were cold, but the Stewarts both found them refreshing. “I swim, he scuba dives.” Overall, both said they would do the race again. “It was tougher than I thought, but it was a good challenge,” Leslie concludes. For the inaugural race, Warner advertised it only three weeks ahead of time, because he didn’t want to get too many entries. Of the 40 participants, there were four or five people who did it as individuals and the rest were on teams, which could range from two to eight people. The rule is, all members of a team must finish together, which encourages team-building. Although awards were not given out for placings this year, Warner noted that Salmon Arm’s Gregg Patterson came in first. He completed the course in one hour, 32 minutes and 33 seconds. Patterson decided to do the race after participating in the Spartan race at Sun Peaks the weekend prior, an obstacle race up the mountain that several Salmon Arm residents also tested themselves on. As for Muddy Mayhem, Patterson enjoyed it. “It was fun, the gravel pit was challenging, running up the sides of the gravel pit. And the barbed wire tagged me a couple of times,” he said, adding that his favourite segments were the gravel pit, the pond and the mud crawl. “That was all good.” Unlike several other people, he had no clothing concerns, such as water-logged fabric. “Cotton is not your friend,” he says, noting that he wore


Hard work: Participants climb a steep hill Saturday during the first Mayhem in the Muddy Maize race at DeMille’s fields and the Blackburn gravel pits. an Under Armour body suit and a thermal long-sleeved shirt. Like several others, however, he lost his way – temporarily – in the corn maze. “Especially when you’re tired, you’re trying to figure out where you went last time, you’re wet, with mud in your eyes.” Erin Ferguson of Salmon Arm, who happens to be the mother of four children aged eight and under, successfully completed the race as part of a team of three women. She participated “to show my kids I could do it,” she says, and to challenge herself. She explains she’s not wild about mud or heights. Regarding the mud, “I managed to stay relatively clean compared to others. My back was still white. I don’t know what happened.”

As for the big hill climbs, “I didn’t realize we’d be scaling cliffs. They didn’t really give you any details of the obstacles. We climbed up the hills at Blackburn gravel pit – and being afraid of heights doesn’t make that very easy. It was fun as long as you didn’t look back and didn’t look down.” She describes it as a great event, one she’d do again. “I think it was well done. I was definitely out of my comfort zone.” Ferguson’s team completed the race in about two hours and seven minutes. “We probably would have been under two hours had we not got lost in the corn maze – again. We got lost on the way in and got lost on the way out. We weren’t the only ones. That’s what made it fun, no real time expectation.”

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School teams racing to top by Martha Wickett

placed fourth. In the Senior Boys division, John Connor and Jon Bakker, both from SAS, placed second and third respectively. Fourth was Max Scharf from SAS. In Junior Boys, Andrew Nash, Josh Kujat, Alexander Corbett, Seth Van Varseveld and Nelson Kleer, all from SAS, placed third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. In eighth place was Matthew Nesdoly of King’s Christian School, while Lukas Allan of SAS was ninth. Taking first place in the Grade 8 boys category was Aaron Plessis from Shuswap Middle School. In team results, SAS fielded both a Senior Girls and a Junior Boys team who both came first. There were not enough runners (five are required) to field a team in the Senior Boys or


Salmon Arm crosscountry runners are speeding their way to top placings as the B.C. school cross-country running season gets rolling. At the opening race at Clarence Fulton Secondary in Vernon on Sept. 25, runners from Salmon Arm Secondary, Shuswap Middle School and King’s Christian were among the top 10 placings. In the Senior Girls division, with some of the Junior girls racing as Seniors, Glynis Sim placed first while Emmy Sim claimed second. Both are from SAS. In fifth place was Taigan Radomske, in sixth, Elena Bruns, in seventh, Rachel May and, in ninth, Lisa Petterson – all from SAS. In Junior Girls, Jessica Brown from SAS

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School team: Jon Bakker of Salmon Arm Secondary, followed by Alexander Corbett, cross the foot bridge in Revelstoke. Juniors Girls categories. The following week in Revelstoke, Salmon Arm runners were just as speedy. Running on the Illecillewaet Greenbelt Trails in a race Oct. 3

hosted by Revelstoke Secondary, the Senior Girls and Junior Boys teams both placed first. In individual results in the Junior Girls division, Glynnis Sim from SAS took first while

Skaalid aims for Winter Games The Salmon Arm Ice Breakers Speed Skating Club are off to a great start this season. While returning racers and new skaters hit the ice for practice, veteran club skater Alyssa Skaalid has been racing in the Canadian National Qualifiers in Calgary in short track speed skating, where the top 60 Junior Canadian skaters race to qualify for ranking position in Canada.

This past weekend, in the short track qualifiers, she was up against some tough competition. She was able to move up in ranking by four places. On Sept. 19 to 22, Skaalid competed in the long track meet at the Calgary Olympic Oval, where she got personal best times by taking 2.5 seconds off her 500-m, and was three seconds faster then her previ-



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Rachel May, was second and Taigan Radomske, third. In Senior Girls, Emmy Sim was first – second overall behind Glynis – while Gabby Jackson placed sixth, Elena Bruns eighth and Lisa Petterson, ninth. In the Senior Boys, John Connor placed first and Jon Bakker third, both from SAS. In Junior Boys, SAS runners Alexander Corbett came third, Andrew Nash, fourth, Josh Kujat, fifth, Seth van Varseveld, eighth, Nelson Kleer, ninth, and Lukas Allen, 10th. In Junior Girls, Jessica Brown from SAS placed fifth. Also in Revelstoke, Aaron Plessis of Shuswap Middle School took first place in the Grade 8 division. This Wednesday, Oct. 9, Salmon Arm will host teams from Revestoke, Vernon and Lumby.

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Pressure: Salmon Arm Silvertips goalie Adam Luchkaych stares down the opposition during the ’Tips’ 4-2 win over the Castlegar Jr. Rebels in the Midget Tier 2 Hockey Tournament held over the weekend at the Shaw Centre. On Sunday morning they were matched up against the numberone ranked team from Okotoks, Alta. Despite a determined effort, Salmon Arm was overwhelmed and ended

up on the wrong end of an 8-0 score, which ended their tournament. Okotoks then advanced to meet Aldergrove in the final. The score was 6-2 for Okotoks and they were crowned

tournament champions. The Silvertips return to league play this weekend with a road game Saturday in Penticton and then back at the Shaw Centre on Sunday versus Vernon.

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Vipers slip by ’Backs defence Riding a three-game win streak and 20 minutes away from making it a fourth, the Salmon Arm SilverBacks seemed to suffer a collective paralysis, allowing three Vernon Vipers goals in less than a minute. The Snakes got goals 46 seconds apart from Josh Bryan, Logan Mick and Michael McNicholas to carve out a 3-2 comeback win on Saturday at Shaw Centre. This was a night after the ’Backs dispatched the Penticton Vees 5-2 on home ice. Salmon Arm bench boss Troy Mick said Saturday’s meltdown was another hard lesson his team will need to learn from in their quest to be an elite BCHL team. “It was one big, big brain cramp,” said Mick of the flash flood of Vipers goals. “We changed the line each goal and each line got scored on. We killed a penalty at the start of the third and should have had some good mojo but Vernon didn’t quit. “I think that was a very disappointing loss; we responded when we gave up the three, but we’ve got to realize a full 60-minute game is more important in this league. We’ve got to love to win a bit more and hate to lose a lot more.” Taylor Maruya had opened the scoring in the first and Alex

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Struggle by the crease: SilverBack Max Becker gets caught up with a Penticton Vees defender during Salmon Arm’s home game Friday at Shaw Centre. Gillies added on in the second, but they couldn’t beat Vernon goalie Danny Todosychuk after that, despite outshooting the Vipers 14-9 in the third period. Friday night saw Salmon Arm surrender the opening goal but roar back with five uninterrupted tallies of their own, including two more from Alex Gillies who now has a league-best 12 on the year. The game showcased two highly skilled teams and saw just five penalties assessed on the evening. “It was a little scrambly at times… we’re one of the highest scoring teams but we’re also one of the highest in goals against,” noted Mick. “We’ve got

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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, OCT. 9

BOOKS PLEASE – Two local organizations are seeking donations of good,

gently used books. The SPCA has a book sale at the Mall at Piccadilly Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop donations off at the shelter on Auto Road. The Shuswap Association of Writers also needs books for a book sale at the Mall at Piccadilly Nov. 16 and 17. Call Ineke at 250-833-5634, or email FAMILY FUN – The Silver Creek branch of Okanagan Regional Library presents family events from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 – take dried flowers or foliage to make a pumpkin centrepiece; Oct. 30 – pumpkin carving. Take your own carving tools and a pumpkin. No registration is required for these free events. For more, call 250-832-4719 or visit AIR CADETS – Shuswap 222 Air Cadets meet every Wednesday from September to June at 6:15 p.m. at the South Canoe Centre, a free program open to youths ages 12 to 18. Call 250-833-0222.


JAZZ CLUB – Salmon Arm Jazz Club presents pianist Gabriel Palatchi in the

banquet room at Shuswap Chefs, at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.


HEALTHY HORMONES – Naturopath Tamara Erikson presents a two-day

seminar on the role of hormones in the body, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Podollan Inn. Cost is $80. Call Dianne Parnell at 250-517-9075, or 250-804-8989 ext. 1001 to register.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 ZOMBIE WALK – Leave the weapons at home but meet at the Ross Street

Plaza dressed up as your favourite zombie/slayer at 2:30 p.m. SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s latest, exploring the dualities of rich, poor, happy and sad, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. COATS FOR ALL – Last day to drop off gently used coats for people of all ages at Salmon Arm Drycleaners at 430 7th St. SW. Coat pick-up takes place Oct. 14 to 28 at Centenoka Mall. Call Gail at 250-832-9341.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 HARVEST MOON – Local band Birchbark and friends present a Harvest

Moon Dance at 7 p.m. at First United Church. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 10 are admitted free when accompanied by a parent. Get tickets at Acorn Music or call 833-1187. JAZZ OVER EASY – Shuswap Hospice Society hosts an fundraising dinner and the easy listening jazz of the Robert Johnston Quartet at the Log N’ Hearth Restaurant in Blind Bay. Coctails at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7. Tickets are $40 each and are available at Log N’ Hearth, Fair Realty in Sorrento or Acorn Music in Salmon Arm. HIDEAWAY – Abstrakt Sonance, aka Tyler Myroon appears at the Hideaway Pub. Dine with the artists and crew at 6 p.m. Music starts at 9.


GUN SHOW – Gun and antique show takes place at the SASCU Rec Centre,

Pianist debuts new Jazz Club venue

Don’t miss pianist Gabriel Palatchi on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Jazz Club’s new venue, the banquet room at Shuswap Chefs on the Trans-Canada Highway by the McGuire Lake Seniors Lodge. Born in Argentina, this virtuoso musician honed his art in Cuba and Mexico, and then fell in love with Canadian audiences. Palatchi will be joined by Rick Lingard on saxophone, Doug Stephenson on electric bass and Steven Parish on drums. Admission by donation.

Step to the rhythm of the harvest moon Celebrate the full moon by dancing with friends when Birchbark presents a Harvest Moon Dance at First United Church. Dancers, friends and families of all ages are invited on Friday evening, Oct. 18, when the local folk/Celtic band Birchbark presents a Harvest Moon Dance. With music ranging from lively jigs, reels, polkas, two-steps and waltzes, plus some special moon songs to honour the full moon, this dance will be sure to bring a smile to your face and lightness to your step.

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from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents The Hunt, a thriller from Denmark/Sweden, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. THEATRE SPEAK – Shuswap Theatre script writing workshop with Peter Blacklock takes place Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $20. Seating is limited. Register and pay online at current/. For more information, call Peter Blacklock at 250-675-3004.


BALLET – The Salmar Association presents the Bolshoi Ballet’s Spartacus

live from Moscow via satellite at 1 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.


LANGUAGE CLASS – Learn Chinese at Okanagan College – for business,

travel or pleasure, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. to Dec. 3.

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No dancing experience or partner is necessary. Several easy community dances will be taught and called; for the other tunes, you can make up your own steps. “The hall will be lavishly decorated with colourful fall vegetables and foliage,” says band member Dick Owings. “Those who have been to previous Birchbark dances know that the decorations, gathered from local farms and fields, become an awesome show all by themselves,”   Birchbark is Sue Kyle on ban-

jo, penny whistle and dance calls, Owings on fiddle, Alan Bates on guitar and Jean Brighouse on stand-up bass. The band has been playing parties, concerts and dances in the Shuswap area since 1995. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dancing starts at 7. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 10 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at Acorn Music, by calling 250833-1187, or at the door.    

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Healthy energy surrounds DJ

Abstrakt Sonance: The Hideaway Pub hosts tour stop on Friday, Oct. 18. Following a heart attack at the age of 19, Tyler Myroon, aka Abstrakt Sonance used the support of family and friends to fuel his dream of creating a new record label. Myroon began creating beats on a borrowed computer in the home of friends, a nine-acre site where he found rest and healing too. Four short years later, Abstrakt Sonance has just returned from his second European tour in the past eight months. He has played alongside worldtouring acts such as Zeds Dead in Prague, CZ, and Truth in Munich, Germany. Myroon’s first tour was paid for out of his own pocket. On the second tour he headlined in countries he had never been to and cities he had never even heard of, he says. Myroon says learning from the “many mistakes of his mid-teens,” and after the intense life-changing experience of having a heart attack at such a young age, his high-octane performances are now driven by healthy energy. Now “completely sober,” he says

he has learned to “promote positive vibes through his music with no need to intoxicate the mind and body in order to enjoy oneself.” As Abstrakt Sonance, he has made tunes with artists in five countries, making new friends and collaborating with other artists whenever possible. He and Stifler Selecta, a DJ from the Czech Republic, took their music to some of the best party shows in Europe. It is with his newfound friend that Abstrakt Sonance will make a stop in Salmon Arm on his western Canada tour. Hear them Friday, Oct. 18 at the Hideaway Pub in a musical party hosted by West Ave Productions. “The music begins at 9 p.m., but there is an early meet-and-greet with the artists, including dinner, autograph signing and hanging out,” the artist says. Other artists performing in the show are Ace One from Kamloops, Salmon Arm’s own Pixy and Grimekeepa, and Day Shaw Voo from Kelowna.

Fans celebrate Diamond From Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, through the turbulence of the 1960s and on into the 21st century, the songs of Neil Diamond continue to attract new fans. Paying tribute to this music giant is Jason Scott and his “Diamond Forever – a Celebration of Neil Diamond.” “Neil Diamond has recorded his music so many times, and changed it so much, that interpreting that music can in itself be an art,” says Scott, creator and performer of the one-man live stage extravaganza that will take place at the Sicamous Legion. “When you look at Neil Diamond’s history and career of six decades, you realize the music and the possibilities of that music are unlimited.” A songwriter, composer and performer, Diamond’s music has a

Jason Scott Neil DiamoND TribuTe arTisT universality and timelessness that appeals to people of all ages. The proof of this is in the audiences, with new fans added every year, says Scott. Scott’s own musical resume is impressive. He began attending the Toronto Conservatory of Music at the age of five, achieving first-degree honours by age 15. Scott toured extensively with nightclub and concert bands in his 20s, and in his 30s was a recording artist signed to a Canadian record label, artist, writer and performer.

Scott was the first Canadian performer to win the “Be a Legend” celebrity tribute artist competition as Neil Diamond in 2005 at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In September 2010, Scott won the Best Platinum Showcase Award by the Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Tribute Artists. The next year, he took second place in the second annual Vegas Tribute Artist competition and was invited to open for the headlining “Country Superstars” show at the Golden Nugget Showroom in Vegas. The show takes place in the hall at the Sicamous Legion at 8 p.m. Tickets at $15 in advance include a spaghetti dinner with Caesar salad and are available at the Sicamous Legion or The Happy Corkers, or $20 at the door – no dinner included.


Stories set in stone

Deborah Chapman, archivist for the Salmon Arm Museum, tells the stories of Salmon Arm’s history that are linked to the graves at the Mt. Ida Cemetery during a tour held Sunday.



ELVIS Friday, October 25 at the Salmar Classic Theater Doors 7:00 - Show: 7:30

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YOUR Crossword

CLUES ACROSS 1. Most favorables 7. 23rd Greek letter 10. Rated higher 12. Immature herring 13. Malignant skin neoplasm 14. Orange-red spinel 15. Hunted beings 16. Be obedient to 17. Excavate with a shovel 18. = to 100 cauris 19. Lose hold of 21. Highest card 22. Western Union message 27. The “Show Me” state 28. Early photo process 33. A public promotion 34. A group of statues 36. A single thing 37. Ireland 38. A raised speaking platform 39. Leavened bread 40. Farm animal shelter 41. Oral polio vaccine 44. Chinese fine silk silver 45. Chocolate-colored acidic pulp pod 48. ____ off 49. Hagiographa 50. Manuscripts, abbr. 51. Over the sea CLUES DOWN 1. Stare impertinently 2. Address a deity 3. Converts hide into leather

4. Matrimonial response 5. 13th Hebrew letter 6. Dentist’s organization 7. Fleshy fungus caps 8. Kill violently 9. License & passport 10. Refereed 11. Arbor framework 12. Luxuriant dark brown fur 14. Group purchasing protest 17. Insecticide 18. An island group of the S Pacific 20. A wooden hole plug 23. A purine base found in DNA and RNA 24. Spanish park 25. Atomic #18 26. Married woman 29. And, Latin 30. Cantonese dialect 31. Causing physical hurt 32. Short trips or tasks 35. Small craving 36. Paddled 38. Leuciscus leuciscus’ 40. Parting phrases: good-____ 41. Figure skater Yuka 42. Opera song 43. Create social or emotional ties 44. Opposite of LTM 45. Icahn’s airline 46. Air Reserve base (abbr.) 47. Russian manned space station See Today’s Answers inside


Horoscope ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your nearest and dearest one will come into focus this week. Lots of effort on your part is required in respect to all of your relationships and you might not get the results you had hoped for in the romantic sphere. Don’t get trapped by anything ambiguous. Go with the flow. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may need to take on a different approach where your usual tasks are involved. Your wellbeing comes into focus this week. You may consider revising the amount of hours you spend over your routine things. Everybody wants a piece of you, seeking for your assistance. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will find yourself in a conundrum of self-questioning about a loved one in your life. There is an element of uncertainty and hesitation from your part which only keeps you second guessing about their initial intentions and true nature. CANCER (June 21-July 22): There will be ongoing discussions which will provoke you to exert some labour within your domestic life. You seek a pleasant atmosphere in your own cocoon, but you are pushed to work towards it more aggressively or more dramatically. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This week’s astral climate will send you on a voyage of intellectual inquiry. The usual assurance is not that accessible this time and you need to sound more convincing if you want to maintain other’s belief in you. Expose your assertiveness with no fear of judgement. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Financial planning may need some restructuring and some revision on your part. You may be pondering over some recently acquired goods and may start questioning the allocation of your personal earnings into the right account. You want to get your money’s worth. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is one of your most



significant weeks this year where you will have a new shift of direction in your life. The self- interrogation process should push you to stand up for yourself. It is through reconciliation and self-appreciation that you will find that inner peace. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Lay low and take a rain check with your physical and spiritual energy. Self healing is necessary for the restoration of your soul and your heart. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Before you expect peace with others, be at peace with yourself first and foremost. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A current team project will make you optimistic about the results. You don’t see the limiting factors involved here, you are actually quite forward-looking in regards to your future aspirations. An endeavour is in the works and this project keeps you motivated. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This will set the mark for the upcoming weeks. You know you own that sought-after power and ambition to gain the recognition you need. Prove of your personal abilities and others will follow through your example. Trust in your own efforts. Persevere. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Celestial players will enlighten you towards progression and self-expansion. You will want to exceed your own limitations and see how far you can go in life. Your consciousness awakens, making you believe that there is absolutely nothing that you cannot do. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Merged resources and shared money are highlighted. The role you play in your own relationship needs to be revised and you must find a balance involving other people’s money. Passion is strong, however, do not let your idealistic side overlook the financial aspect of your life.

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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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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A big Thank you to the WICKED SPOON! I have long been a satisfied customer of both the Wicked Spoon and the Barley Station because of their great food and excellent service. I just want to say thank you to Kathy and her staff for going above and beyond on Monday September 30th when I had a major medical emergency in the restaurant. I would also like to thank the Lady , who was dining behind me, although I did not get your name I appreciate you staying with me until the ambulance arrived. Jennifer

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Lost & Found FOUND: Black LG Cell Phone in Inner core parking lot on Oct 3. Call 250-463-5315


Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD.

Big brother Damien, Mom Catherine & Dad Dillon

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Five generations of the Koski family met at Sechelt recently to hold a five generation reunion. Their ages covered a span of ninety years between the youngest, who is three weeks old, to the oldest who is ninetythree years old. Standing in the back is Tom Koski of Salmon Arm and his daughter, Tammy Koski of Sechelt. Front row left is Willow Koski-Kendel of Sechelt, daughter of Tammy, as is the young lady far right, Nikita Koski of Sechelt. The two children are Nikita’s, Sadie Mackay and Tyson. Front row centre is Gwen Koski of Salmon Arm. Gwen was a Salmon Arm Observer and the Market Newspaper correspondent for 41 years while living in White Lake.

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Obituaries 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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BETTY IMRIE 1934 - 2013 A Celebration of life service and reception will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Elks Hall, 3690 30th street, NE, Salmon Arm, with tributes shared by family and friends, led by Jack Bowers as funeral celebrant. The Order of the Royal Purple will present honors for her 50 years of service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Royal Purple. Email condolences may be sent to Betty’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium. ARTHUR LORNE SHAW 1933 - 2013 He was a gentle soul, devoid of prejudice toward everyone he met, making friends easily and genuinely with his sincerity and with a passion for storytelling. He doted on his family as a devoted husband, father and grandfather – a moral inspiration and pillar of stability in an uncertain world. As an outdoorsman, he revelled in the wild places, wandering far and wide in beautiful BC, up and down its majestic mountains and valleys, over its countless rivers and lakes. A skilled hunter, he took many deer, moose and trophy elk. He was a graceful and enthusiastic fly fisherman of rainbow trout. And he was a knowledgeable naturalist. He was once a talented baseball player, scouted and invited to training camp by the Cleveland Indians. A public servant much of his working life, he directed veritable armies of people and equipment to fight vast forest fires threatening our communities and natural resources. He strongly advocated for sustainable development of the forests long before it became a popular environmental cause. As a champion of social justice, he believed in helping the underdog, making a place for everyone in society, putting people before development, and in following a code of honesty and integrity. He had the spirit of a frontier cowboy and could be tough as nails. But he was empathetic and kind, and could be soft as warm butter. On September 27, 2013, at the age of 80, in Salmon Arm General Hospital, “Art” Shaw drew his last laboured breath after many years of struggling to breathe. His suffering is over and he is at peace at last. Perhaps he is now enjoying a deep breath of fresh air, standing tall on a pebbled beach aside a sparkling mountain lake, fly rod in hand... Arthur Shaw is survived and loved by Jean, his wife of 53 years, by his daughter Holly, sons Brian and Gregory, daughters-in-law Brenda and Tonia, and grandchildren Devin, Cassidy, Dylan and Ava. We miss him. Online condolences can be sent through Art’s obituary at

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

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GUN & Antique Show, Salmon Arm Community Centre, Oct.19 9-5, Oct.20 9-3, Buy sell or browse. 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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PRODUCTION MANAGER (Kamloops BC) Kamloops This Week has a full time position available for a production manager. In addition to dummying our print and online products, the production manager must ensure that all deadlines are upheld and that all our products maintain the highest quality control. The successful applicant must demonstrate competency in all areas of staff management and previous management experience is considered an asset. If you have strong technical skills, staff management experience, a background in ad design, experience in print and online products, exceptional time management, are a strong team player, and have a passion for online and print products then we want to hear from you. Interested applicants should email a detailed resume along with a list of 3 working references to:

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking 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.

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

Employment Business Opportunities ALL CASH drink/snack vending business route. Complete training. Small invest. req’d. 1888-979-VEND (8363). CANADIAN TAXPAYERS Federation ( has an opening in its Sales Division. Aggressive Commission Scale. Door to Door experience an asset. Email: national. or 1800-667-7933 Ext 111.

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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. CertiďŹ ed Experienced Traffic Control persons needed, require own transportation, wages DOE. Reliable people need only apply. 250-540-3455



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FABRICLAND Part time energetic sales clerk required. Must have basic sewing knowledge, willing to work flexible hours. Drop off resume to Fabricland in Salmon Arm

Seeking PT Experienced MOA for busy Medical Clinic âœŚSkills & Abilities: Ability to multi-task organize & prioritize âœŚCommunicate effectively, both with clients and office staff âœŚAbility to work independently and in cooperation with others. Apply with resume to Mount Ida Medical Centre No Phone calls please. References will be checked.

WANTED: Dispatcher for local Transport Company. We require an experienced dispatcher immediately. Must be experienced with the truck mate program. Must have own transportation and be reliable. Wages based on experience. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and have excellent communication skills. Only those individuals with experience shall be considered. Applications will only be accepted by fax or e-mail no walk ins please. Please fax resume to 250-256-0600, or by e-mail to No phone calls please.

Forestry Hooktender/Spotter Required. Must be experienced and physically able to work in all weather conditions. Fax:250-503-1148 FULL-TIME line cook needed immediately at Home Restaurant- Sorrento. Apply in person to Doug. Lake Country Truss is accepting resumes for a Truss Assembler. Experience preferred. Drop off resume in person from 8am to 2pm at #60 Udy Place in the Spallumcheen Industrial Park.

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED To distribute the Shuswap Market News & Lakeshore News AREAS AVAILABLE -11th Ave. NE -Piccadilly Mall area -4th/5th Old Auto Rd SE -Lrg. Canoe Rt Call Valerie 250-832-2131

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED To distribute the Shuswap Market News & Lakeshore News AREA AVAILABLE 11th Ave. NE Piccadilly Mall area 4th/5th Old Auto Rd SE Lrg. Canoe Rt Call Valerie 250-832-2131

Orthodontic Chair Side Assistant Needed immediately for a fun, fast paced ortho office. Permanent 4day/wk position. Preferred dental experience (assisting or reception) but willing to train the RIGHT person for sterilizing, assisting and some reception. Strong computer and communication skills, a positive friendly attitude and excellence organizational skills are a must. Please drop off resume & hand written cover letter in person, Monday thru Thursday to #202-571 6St. NE, Salmon Arm

Part time Butcher/Meat Cutter with beef carcass and deboning skills. Apply in person at

Westland Sausage. 5450 20Ave SE, Salmon Arm (250)832-2539

CONCRETE Finisher required, for local company, experience with formwork/finishing a must (250)833-6972

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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)

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We are currently accepting applications for 2 Weekend and Evening positions: • Front End Clerk, Cashier - full/part time duties also include ordering, opening and closing of store and dayends. Must have good communication skills, Food Safe, be 19 years or older, physically fit and customer oriented. Wage negotiable with experience. Resumes to include references please. Fax: 250-804-4803 • Email: or apply in person, during weekdays: 7390 50th Street NE, North Canoe.

Part Time Bookkeeper/Office Assistant Part time Bookkeeper / Office Assistant (12-16 hrs/ week) needed for Bawtree Software, a growing software company in Salmon Arm. Our company is an imaginative, friendly and collaborative team that develops customized and professional Apps for mobile devices to help our customer’s goals come true.  This position is required two days per week, Thursday and Friday to start and could work into more hours. Minimum Requirements:  • 2 years experience with A/P, A/R, Payroll and general office duties.  • 2 years experience with Simply Accounting, spreadsheets and word processing.   Key qualifications: • • • •

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Education/Trade Schools

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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Guided online learning, instructor-led, in a highly supported environment

Psychiatric Nursing (online): This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Special Education Assistant (online): In only 9 months you could be earning $17 - $25.99/hour. You will receive training and certiďŹ cation from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology (online): Support and promote optimal health for seniors by planning, implementing and evaluation therapeutic recreation services. Earn up to $23.50/hour. Government student loans & funding (ELMS/WCB) & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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Education/Trade Schools

Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, Salmon Wednesday,October October9,9,2013 2013 A31 A31


Financial Services



Merchandise for Sale


Trades, Technical

Home Care


$100 & Under

COMPUTERIZED Medical Office requires M.O.A. Hours are flexible and experience an asset. Please drop resume off at Shuswap Family Practice, # 102 - 571 6th Street, N.E. Salmon Arm, BC or call 250-8322151 for more information.

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:

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

LANDSCAPE, construction, paving stones, tie walls, lawn maint. 20+ yrs exp. Call John (250)804-6190

2 Goodyear Nordic Tires 185/65R15, purchased midwinter last year, 90% wear at most $75 250-832-6765 DRY wall lift $100. (250)832-4100 Muscovy Ducks Exc Backyard Pets/mosquito control and beautiful Big eggs $20/ea $30/pair 250-540-0744


Trades, Technical


Trades, Technical

Holistic Health

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: Call 780846-2231 (Office); 780-8462241 (Fax). EDMONTON BASED Company seeks qualified & experienced Buncher Operator and Processor Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-4883002 or send and email to; jobs@commandequipment. com

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

Help Wanted

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. Need Cash? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info online at: Fax 403-854-2845; or Email:

Askew’s Foods is a family owned business with 4 grocery stores 2 located in Salmon Arm, 1 in Armstrong and 1 in Sicamous, We have been in business since 1929 and are proud community supporters. Askew’s Foods is recruiting for the following positions in our new Uptown store;

PREP-COOK – FULL TIME (32 hrs per week) Our Uptown Café’ Department requires full time help. If you are energetic and enthusiastic and want to be part of the Askews team then we want to hear from you. To apply for this position you must have cooking experience, ability to multi task and have your food safe certificate. Must be able to fulfill the following shifts 5:30am - 2:00pm or at times the 12 – 6pm shift or 1:30-10pm. Please forward resume, preferably in person, to; Shannon Garrison, Deli/Café’ Manager – Uptown store, or Fax: 250-832-7623, or

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

PSYCHIC MIRACLES by Call and get a free reading by phone. Love money job family, restores broken relationships, solves all problems permanently. 1-866-2295072.

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

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

Financial Services

The applicants must provide services to the School District for the repair and servicing of school district vehicles. Other comparable or transient duties which are within the areas of knowledge and skills required may also be assigned. Applicants must hold a Certificate of Proficiency as a commercial transport mechanic and automotive technician T.Q. pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Tradesman’s Qualification Act (required for mixed fleet). Four years relevant work experience with similar fleet. This is a regular position. Salary of $27.89 per hour. Effective date is to be determined. Further information with respect to this position can be obtained by contacting Frank Marasco, Operations Manager, at (250) 804-7892. Interested individuals are invited to submit their resume with full supporting documents (proof of qualifications must accompany application), including three professional references to Human Resources Department, Box 129, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 or email by Friday, October 18, 2013. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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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:

DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 50% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

Classes have started at LIFETIME FITNESS!

Heat, Air, Refrig.

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. (Thurs. Beginner level) Punch Cards: $100.00 for 10 classes or $12.00 drop in.

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

Excavating & Drainage

250.833.4799 / Life Time Fitness 2450 10th Ave.

Great Music & Fun!

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

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

We Deliver

250-260-0110 or 804-3030


MECHANIC We are currently seeking qualified applicants for Mechanic T.Q. – Operations Division.

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping



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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

Financial Services

Financial Services

Misc Services

Shop from home! Home & Yard Legal Services


Psychics EDMONTON BASED Company seeks qualified & experienced (or experienced) Mulcher Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-488-3002 or email to; jobs@commandequipment. com

Heart-in-Motion Private Home care services. Offers in home health care incl. Palliative, Respite, daily maintenance ... I will take care of you. 250-463-1811

•Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

•Fencing •Decks •Patios


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

Pets & Livestock

Home Improvements

Feed & Hay


HAY Alfalfa/grass mix 1st cut $4.00. Second cut $6.00 Rick (250)833-4523

Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft


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

Fruit & Vegetables

Merchandise for Sale

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

Fresh apples, pears, plums and Grapes

Peterson ) Laura’s Homemade Pies ) Orchards Available frozen

Fresh Pressed Apple Juice!

Any Quantity 8 am to 8 pm Everyday

Phone to Order or Drop In

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

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

Farm Equipment 51 Ford Tractor and plow $2500 Both in good cond. 250832-4326

Firewood/Fuel WOOD PELLETS delivered (250)675-5433 (250)517-7327

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

Garage Sales CANOE: 5161 60Ave. NE across from Randy’s Marina, Fri-Mon, Oct 11-14, 9-3, 2001 Dodge Caravan, low kms $2700. ‘67-’70 GM Body parts, tires, 250 AC Folley Cougar arc welder, rototillers, yard tools, lawn tractors parts, western books, power saws, generator, hshld, etc... HUGE ESTATE/ MOVING SALE 136 Riverside Rd. Mara Lots of tools and Hshld items 45 + Years of “Stuff” Sometihng for everyone Fri Oct 11 Noon-5pm Sat Oct 12 8am5pm Sund Oct 13 8am-5pm Please No early birds. SALMON Arm: 2050 22St. NE, No Early Birds, Oct 12,13, 8-3, snow thrower, elec. scooter, bike, bike parts, games, speakers & stands, component & speaker cables, snowchains, dog pens & access., lawn mower, many other items WHITE Lake Indoor Sale. 3202 White Lake Rd., Oct.12, 10-3, antique furn., Xmas decor, perennials, household, etc

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

Misc. for Sale 2 wooden single bed frames $30 each. (250)832-9256 4 Blizzac Winter Tires 215/70R15 On Dodge Rims, Off of 203 Van. 40-50% tread left. $100 250-832-4270 8 MP HP Digital Camera, extraordinary features. $75. Underwater camera to 180’, paid US $250. Sell $100. New Cashmere & wool coat sz. 12 $80. 2 As New Killy 1-pc. downhill ski suits with Avalanch chip sz 12 paid $950. each sell $285. each. (250)804-2882 8’x10’ Quad trailer Holds 3 Quads/sleds etc Must see to appreciate health forces sale (250)832-4652 (250)517-7985 CLEAR PLASTIC TARPS, approx. 40’x40’, $25.00/tarp, Days (250)835-4541 Evenings/Weekends (250)833-2118 LIVE Trees. Douglas fir trees for landscaping. 6’+ starting at $80. We dig by order or appointment only. For more info, please contact 250-832-2314, MAYTAG side by side fridge freezer $400. GE stacking dryer $300. Kenmore dryer $100. 10’ aluminum brake, like new $1000. SA (1-250)433-6340 NIKON D90 Digital Camera Body. 12 Mega Pixels. Excellent cond. $300 250-517-8087

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Storage WHITE POST AUTO MUSEUM Indoor and Outdoor Storage Autos• Boats• Bikes• RV’s• As Low as $1 A day (250)835-2224 4439A TCHwy, Tappen

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

Musical Instruments BUNDY Alto Saxophone with hard case $500., Upright Heinzman piano $350. (250)832-9256 FLUTE for sale $175. (250)832-0916

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

For Sale By Owner PALM SPRINGS! Snowbirds own lot & like new 2009, 1404 sq.ft. Golden West 2 Bd/ 2 Ba + Den in 55+ gated community. $251/mos HOA’s incl. golf on priv. course $265,000. US Many amenities. 403-722-2469 for info or google MLS21472650 for pictures, details or to arrange viewing.

Houses For Sale Alcide Place

#8-51-8th Ave.S.W. $299,900 Centrally Located, Adult Townhome, Spacious, Private Ph. 250-833-6855 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

1BDRM. apartment, close to down town, adults, NS, NP, references req.(250)833-6855 2 BD APT near dntwn Salmon Arm, n/s, util. & w/d, Sat TV included $825. 604-835-4111 2Bdrm quiet SA bldg. 6 month lease (terminal) NP NS ND Cable/int incl. Hydro extra $680/mo 250-832-4429 or 250-804-2547 3BDRM in Salmon Arm, avail. immed., NS, NP, $750/mo, (250)463-9777 Bright, spacious 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated. Includes F/S, DW, A/C, H/W & HEAT, NS, NP. Available Nov 1st $825/month (250)803-1694 Ask about Senior’s Discount HUGE 1 bedroom, $850/mo. inc. utilities, garbage. NP, avail. Nov 1st. Call Bonnie (1-250)871-6000 LAKEVIEW MANOR Beautiful unfurnished and fully furnished 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 SICAMOUS, 1 bedroom $750/month w/utilities + DD. Six appliances. 403-272-0382 or

Cottages / Cabins 2 BDRM. COTTAGE in Sicamous. $595/mo. int.&cable incl NP NS ND Refs. req. 250832-4429 or 250-804-1457. BRIGHT, clean fully furn. cottage, Paradise Point, past Sunnybrae, 1bdrm., Kitchen living & dining room, laundry $750/mo., incl. hydro, sat tv & internet. (250)835-8236 Gleneden small 1 bdrm cabin for quiet single person, country living F/S $475/mo plus util Oct 15 250-832-0218

Housesitting HOUSE sitter, looking for an opportunity in the Salmon Arm area, avail. immed., responsible woman, reliable, animal lover, has own transportation (250)833-2701

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

Homes for Rent

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

2BDRM home w/basement on shared acreage, North Canoe NS, NP, avail. Nov. 1st, $950/mo (250)833-4515 3Bdrm home Ranchero area near school and store $895 + Util NS NP 250-832-4642 4BDRM. furn. 1500sqft. water front town home w/boat slip in Scotch Creek, avail. Oct - end of June 2014, $1100/mo + util. NS, NP, 1mo. free rent if released in 2014 (1-866)3895253 or Cedar Heights 3Bdrm + Den 3 bath Hot tub, all appl. $1300 + Util Ref’s Req’d 250-804-2676 Grindrod 2Bdrm on Organic Farm $850/mo Util incl. WD Avail Oct 1 250-838-6751 Malakwa-3bdrm home, $800 +utils.3bdrm home $750 +utils. 2bdrm $650.+utils, 250-3090975. Reno’d 2bdrm cabin on scenic riverfront acreage Grindrod area Oct1-Apr30 $600 mo util incl 250-838-7484 N/P N/S.




BOAT & RV storage in secure building close to town. Reasonable rates. (250)832-4966 INDOOR STORAGE SPACE available for RV’s, boats and vehicles (250)832-3442 PRIVATE, covered 90x60 ft quonset storage, pwr/wtr. RV/Boat/Car/Trailer. 10mins outside of Salmon Arm. Year round short or long term at $4.00 linear ft. Outside storage also avail. Call Thomas at 250-804-1115, 250-804-6730, or


Best rate 5yr-2.89%OAC

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


Toll free 1-800-658-2345


FOR Rent: updated 2bdrm mobile on 20 acres, Grandview Bench area. Set up for horses, detached shop, 3 stall barn, paddocks, fenced, avail. immed., (1-250)862-6249

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

Cars - Sports & Imports

Trucks & Vans

1 Bdrm Close to town Self contained W/O W/D DW garage & Workshop NS Ref’s $850+Util 250-833-9383

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

1 bdrm+den, bright, spacious lakeview suite in Hillcrest. N/S. $850/mo.incl util., gas f/p Avail immed. 250-804-5049 2BDRM great location no stairs. avail. immed, walk to town, lakeview, cable incl. util. extra. NS/NP, DD req’d, $800/mo. 250-832-6684. Avail Sept 15th 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. $850/mth plus dd. To view please call (250) 804-0095. LARGE 2bdrm walk in suite, FSWD, NS, NP, suitable for working couple or single (250)832-8803 leave message QUIET Hillcrest area, 1bdrm, gas f/p, above ground suite. $750/mo. inc. util. ref’s req. N/P, N/S (250)804-0980

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 2 bedroom, ground level, available now, lake & Mt. views, 5appl., sat TV, wifi, util., lots of storage, Lease, DD & ref’s req., NS, NP, steep terrain with no play area $825/mo. (250)675-3250




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Houses For Sale


Auto Accessories/Parts 4 Nordic Mud/snow tires on 5 hole rims P205/65r15 $200 250-832-2571 Four winter tires - 205/75R14 95S Arctic Claw, used on Dodge Caravan. Infrequent use for three winters - still good tread. $200 833-0607

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Cars - Domestic 1995 Pontiac Firefly, runs good, needs muffler $500. obo (250)517-7365 after 6pm

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



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Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Townhouses 3BDRM. townhouse, 1.5bath, full bsmt., W/D, walk to DT SA, availability flexible, No Dogs, $950/mo. (250)819-6966

COURT BAILIFF’S SALE OF LAND In the matter of the Halcyon Point Developments ULC and Selkirk Realty Ltd., Plaintiff(s) vs. Margaret Ann Simon and Guy Charles Roseheart (also known as Guy Charles) Defendant(s). By virtue of an Order issued out of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, dated the 19th day of July, 2013, and made by the Honorable Justice McEwan, bearing Nelson Supreme Court Registry No. 14361, I will sell by sealed tender to be held at 3120 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., on the 25th day of October, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock in the forenoon, all the right, title and interest of the Defendant Margaret Ann Simon in and for the following land, more particularly known and described as follows: PID: 016-009-690 Legal Subdivision 4, Section 25, Township 23, Range 6, Meridian W6, Kamloops Division of Yale Land District Except Plan R298 For Legal Notations, Terms of Sale and Conditions of Sale, please visit: for more information. Wayne MacGregor, Court Bailiff Area 9

1987 BMW 325iC, loaded, runs well, removal hard top, 275,000km, $2000. obo (778)489-3507

Suites, Lower

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Lakeside Realty Ltd.



4 Bdrm, 3 Full Bath House F/S, W/D, dishwasher NS, NP. full basement w/summer kitchen, workshop & storage. $ 2440 Blind Bay Road, Blind Bay 1200/mo. 2 Bdrm, 3.5 Bath Lakefront Townhouse 6 appliances, NS, NP. #5 - 5260 Squilax-Anglemont Hwy, Celista

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Mathew Yaki, (dba Wandering Wheels) of PO Box 1526, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, to amend their existing License of Occupation (Adventure Tourism/ Commercial Recreation) situated on Provincial Crown land within the Revelstoke, Golden, Nakusp, New Denver and Kaslo areas on unsurveyed Crown Land. The MFLNRO File Number that has been established for this application is 4405387. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Natural Resource Officer at FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., VIC 7G I or email to: AuthorizingAgency. Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until November 02, 2013. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website ¬ Search ¬ Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. The application will be available for viewing at FrontCounter BC Office in Cranbrook. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations regional office. Location Map Woods Landing Pk



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Tenders THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) SNOW REMOVAL QUOTATION PROCESS The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is advertising for interested parties to submit a quotation for Snow Removal Services for the 2013-2014 school year. Quotation documents, addendums or corrections for this quote can be obtained from the School District No. 83 Works Complex located at 5911 Auto Road SE., Salmon Arm, BC or downloaded from the School District #83 website at Quotation process closes at 12:00 PM October 18, 2013. Further information can be obtained via email to

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

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Misc. for Sale STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit online: STEEL BUILDING - The great super sale! 20x20 $4,070. 25x26 $4,879. 30x32 $6,695. 32x40 $8,374. 35x38 $9,540. 40x50 $12,900. One end wall included. Call Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422. or online: Wine making kit incl 4 glass carboys, barrel, bongs, etc.$75. Virgin Mary Statue, concrete, 33” high $75. Stock trailer, needs new wiring, door hinges, solid and good condition otherwise $800. Call 250-838-6659


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Wednesday,October October9,9,2013 2013 Salmon SalmonArm ArmObserver Observer Wednesday,

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Profile of the week


Sand & Gravel

Wood Pellets


REIMER’S FARM SERVICE 250-260-0110 250-804-3030

Wood Heat Services


Hydro Excavating

Rob Stunzi cell: 250-253-2829 • Utility locating - Hydro/gas/water/fibre optics • Catch basins/sumps/drains • Steam work • Line flushing • Slot trenching

Earth Art Studios


Fine Art FrAming

October 1-25 we will be having a combined Customer Appreciation and moving sale. off Everything Pottery, Artwork and Framing Kevin Watson 250.832.1855 • 380 Alexander St. NE


Mufers Brakes Shocks Complete Automotive Repairs


Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:00


Your German Painter -M More than 35 as Ye ar s te Experience in al of Painting & W l kinds allpaper hanging

Phone: Cell:

250 675-0025 778-220-2776

Norbert Lazarus • Email:

B Don Batke Renovations

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