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Fire chief for a day Guided by assistant fire chief Rod Macfarlane, James Cook of Salmon Arm West holds onto the fire hose, while (left to right) Tyson Keehn from the Shuswap Seventh Day Adventist School, Carson Blair of North Canoe Elementary, Daniel Neil from King’s Christian School, Riley Paetsch of South Broadview Elementary, Jakob Lasser from the Education Outreach Program, Joseph Prince of Hillcrest Elementary and Noah Dollack from Bastion Elementary wait their turn. JameS murray/OBSeRVeR
Dinoflex resumes work after fatality WorkSafe BC: Additional safety measures put in place, company may still face penalties. By Tracy Hughes OBSeRVeR STAFF
dinoflex Group has been authorized by WorkSafe Bc to resume full operations in their Salmon Arm Industrial Park plant following the death of an employee on Aug. 28. The orders include lifting the restrictions on six of the company’s seven power presses, which are used to compress recycled rubber into block, bricks and matting. Shane Mackenzie Gorner, 19, died after getting caught in machinery at the manufacturing plant. The Bc coroner is still conducting its investigation into the fatal accident. dinoflex was previously ordered to cease all use of any of the recycled rubber
processing machinery including rubber block cutters, a laser-guided water cutter, rubber compound blender and mixer units, and a rubber block handling unit. The orders were later modified a number of times to allow for the use of a slicer, paper press, tile press, tile mixer and paver mixer. The stop-use order had also been lifted for the water cutter on an interim basis to fabricate 18-panel specialty cuts for a trade show, subject to a series of guidelines. One of the power presses was also authorized to begin operations on Sept. 20 after additional safeguards were fitted; however, the remaining six presses were still not permitted to be used. “The point of operation of the #2,3,4,5,6, and 7 power presses, used to make rubber blocks at this workplace
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are not safeguarded to prevent injury to the operator or any other worker,” reads WorkSafe Bc Inspector Jim Saunders’ report. This is the order which was lifted effective Sept. 26. WorkSafe Bc, however, has issued notice to dinoflex of possible penalties for unsafe operations during the safety upgrade period. A report issued by Saunders on Sept. 25 states: “during a follow-up inspection of this work site, a worker… was observed completing installations on the high pressure water cutter. This equipment was not properly locked out (i.e. the worker did not have his lock applied to the equipment’s disconnect switch.) This employer has failed to ensure the health and safety of other workers present at the
workplace at which the employer’s work is being carried out.” The report goes on to say WorkSafe Bc has determined that there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty on the company; however, this remains under consideration by WorkSafe Bc. no penalty or other enforcement action has been issued. dinoflex ceO Mark Bunz said a representative from the manufacturing company who supplied dinoflex with the water cutter was installing a safeguarding light curtain on the unit but did not have his lock-out applied. “dinoflex personnel did, however, have the unit locked out with our lock-out procedures, which eliminates any power See Company complies on page A2
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Company complies with all WorkSafe BC orders
cocaine, guns seized The Salmon Arm RCMP put a damper on the welcome mat for a 41-year-old man Sunday. The man, a recent arrival to Salmon Arm, was arrested Sunday, Oct. 6 after police searched a home in the 100 block of Lakeshore Drive. Police discovered a quantity of cocaine and two firearms, including a fully loaded sawed-off shotgun. The man was arrested at the scene and is now facing drug and weapons charges.
Television theft thwarted A thief took the brazen approach in attempting to nab a new television on Wednesday, Oct. 20. At 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, an employee at Sears in the Mall at Piccadilly noticed a man in the back storage area of the business. He had a new television in his hands. When he saw the worker, the man dropped the television and fled out the rear door. The suspect was last seen driving a grey Ford F150 pick-up truck with a cover over the truck bed.
Continued from front to the unit. We have since reviewed our procedures to ensure contractors comply with WorkSafe BC lock-out regulations.” WorkSafe BC defines administrative penalties as fines for health and safety violations to motivate employers to comply with all relevant health and safety regulations. The organization will weigh the circumstance of each case as well as the seriousness of the violations and the size of the operation in determining the amount of the penalty.
The maximum fine is $579,648. Dinoflex Group would be given an
Shane Gorner Workplace accident victim opportunity to appeal any penalty orders. In the wake of the tragedy, Dinoflex Group enlisted the services of an industrial
engineering and design company specializing in safeguarding to assist in complying with the WorkSafe BC orders. “It’s important to point out that WorkSafe BC conducted a prior audit as a normal course of business and safeguarding of the presses was not highlighted as a safety concern at that time,” Bunz wrote in a previous statement to the Observer. Dinoflex Group employs more than 25 people. None of the staff members were laid off during the period when stop-work orders were in effect.
SALMAR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Owners and operators of the Salmar Classic and Salmar Grand Cinemas
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Will be held at the SHUSWAP ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Avenue NE, Salmon Arm Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Business: Review of theatre operations. Directors’ reports. Auditor’s report. Election of Directors (the Nominating Committee has nominated for election Jim Downs, Brian Sansom and Bernd Hermanski.) Any further nominations for directors must be received in writing no later than October 31, 2013, and must be made in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 15 of the Bylaws of the Salmar Community Association, a full copy of which is available at: www.salmartheatre.com/membership.html. Any other business arising. Georgia McLeod, Secretary 250-832-7444
Suspicious activity At 2 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, police received a report of a tall, slim male rummaging through unlocked vehicles on 15th Avenue NE. Salmon Arm RCMP officers conducted foot patrols of the area but were unable to locate the male. There were no reports of anything stolen.
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Blackburn Park tops project list Deadline: Public invited to provide input on strategic plan by Oct. 21. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF
Blackburn Park has risen to number one on the charts. After much research and public input, a draft strategic plan for the city, meant to guide decision-making about significant projects over the next 10 years, is ready for the public’s review. The plan divides 25 projects into short-, medium- and long-term priorities, with ‘Blackburn Park upgrades’ listed at the top in the short-term priorities list. Short-term is defined as 2014 through 2017. Also included in the nine-project, short-term list is the Ross Street underpass; sanitary sewer main replacement at the foreshore; and transit improvements. The project overview for Blackburn Park notes that upgrades already completed include field one, the skate park, washrooms and the playground, as well as some fill added for redevelopment of the southwest ball diamond and field two. Future upgrades for Blackburn Park include:
construction of field two; a spray park; construction of ball fields; multi-use field space and realignment of 5th Street SW, along with new parking. Nine medium-term priorities from 2018 to 2020 include: airport improvements; a downtown parking plan; environmental protection
Corey Paiement City Corporate offiCer bylaws and development permits; a sewage treatment plant relocation assessment; and a water metering cost/ benefit analysis. In the long term – 2021 to 2023 – priorities include the Auto Road connector; Canoe waterfront public access redevelopment and expansion plan; CPR 17th Avenue NE pedestrian overpass; industrial park servicing; Klahani
Park redevelopment plan; and Little Mountain Park development plan, including relocation of the public works yard. Corey Paiement, the city’s corporate officer, explains that the strategic plan focuses on the “key big-picture projects” for the next 10 years as the city doesn’t have the capacity to undertake all the projects that have been identified. The plan, he says, is not static. Thought has been given as to how it will continue to be used. “I think it’s fair to say it will take some diligence from council and staff to carry on into the future.” To express your input on the draft document, go to the city website to find the strategic plan at: http://www.salmonarm. ca/index.aspx?nid=292 and then click on the word ‘here.’ Then click on ‘draft corporate strategic plan 2014.’ If you wish to see the projects in more detail, click on ‘draft corporate strategic plan project plans.’ Input must be received by 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.
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Surviving the dragons TV broadcast: Entrepreneur escapes the den’s heat. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF
Mark Hanson knows all about the power of the pitch. Hanson and his company’s new, improved garbage dumpster were featured on the Oct. 9 episode of Dragon’s Den, the show where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts and products to a panel of Canadian business moguls. His 40-minute presentation taped in April was whittled down to about three minutes for last week’s broadcast. Hanson, who grew up in Silver Creek, was not allowed to divulge until after it aired whether he received a favourable answer. As it turned out, he was one of the lucky – or astute – ones. Hanson was asking $150,000 for 10 per cent of his garbage compactor business, which features the BinPak. The BinPak will compact six times the amount of garbage, as opposed to a three-toone ratio for a standard dumpster. The door is only two feet off the ground and it’s sealed, so no porblems with wasps, rats, seagulls, bears and raccoons, he says. Instead of trashing the BinPak idea as they often do with pitches, the dragons were receptive – except for
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New product: Mark Hanson is pleased with the outcome of his trip to CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den, where he braved tough scrutiny. Kevin O’Leary. The chairman of O’Leary Funds frequently belittles participants with his harsh, no-nonsense approach to their business ideas. Hanson’s was no exception. After hearing how many BinPaks Modern Waste Products Inc. had sold in a year, O’Leary said: “You haven’t defined your business plan... I’m out.” He also asked what sound a racoon makes being compressed six to one. Hanson quickly replied, “We don’t know, because they can’t get in.”
But negativity wasn’t the reaction of David Chilton, author of the bestselling, The Wealthy Barber nor of Bruce Croxon, cofounder of online dating business Lavalife. Chilton offered Hanson $150,000 but, instead of a share of the business, asked for $1,000 a unit until he gets his money back and then $300 a unit after that. Croxon wanted in as a partner and Chilton agreed. The final deal between Hanson and the two dragons was – $150,000 for nine per cent royalty.
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Judge jails child sex offender By Roger Knox BLACK PRESS
The offences were so serious provincial court judge Mayland McKimm could not agree on a joint submission from Crown and defense of a two-year sentence less time served for a Vernon man facing multiple counts of crimes against children. McKimm sentenced Connor Michael Tyson Dee, 28, to a global sentence of 42 months for luring, invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference with a person under 16, possession of child pornography and extortion in Vernon Provincial Court Thursday. He was also given three years’ probation upon release from prison. The offences occurred between 2009 and 2011 with five victims aged 11 to 17. “I can’t agree with the joint submission,”
said McKimm. “That is inadequate based on the severity of the crimes. “I believe a sentence of two years less time served would bring the administration of justice into ill repute.” McKimm sentenced Dee, who moved to Pritchard from Yellowknife in 1995 and attended Chase Secondary School, to 53 months but considered the fact Dee pleaded guilty to the counts, sparing the five victims having to relive their ordeals in a trial. Dee will serve 24 months in jail with McKimm giving him credit for 18 months already served. He was originally arrested in Vernon in October 2011, released, then arrested again in April 2012 for breaching his conditions. Dee will serve the two years in a federal prison.
The court heard how Dee, who was a fiveyear resident of Vernon at the time of his arrest, would strike up relationships with his victims through the Internet and social media websites, along with text messaging. One of the most disturbing facts of the case came from a victim, 11, who said she had unprotected sex with Dee. When Dee was arrested, police seized his cell phone and computer and found hundreds of folders and sub-folders with pictures of nude females. One pre-sentence report assessed Dee at a high risk of “sexual violence recidivism,” and that he “lacked empathy for the victims – though he did feel shame for what he had done to his family – and lacked remorse.” “In my view, the assessment of Mr. Dee as
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.
Sentence: Connor Michael Tyson Dee, 28, will serve 42 months minus time served. a high risk to reoffend is sound,” said McKimm. Upon release from prison, Dee, who showed no emotion during the sentencing, must have no contact with the victims. He was given a 10year prohibition upon release from attending a public park or swimming area where per-
sons under the age of 14 are present or can reasonably expect to be present. That also includes daycares, school grounds and community centres. In a decision McKimm struggled with, Dee is not allowed to possess a cell phone, pager or portable telecommunications device.
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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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 www.salmonarm.ca/ strategicplan or in hard copy at City Hall at 500 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. City Council will consider approving the Corporate Strategic Plan in November 2013. For more information please visit www.salmonarm.ca/strategicplan or contact Corey Paiement, RPP, Corporate Officer, at (250) 803-4029 or cpaiement@ salmonarm.ca.
CITY OF SALMON ARM PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter, this is Notice that Bylaw No. 3994 which provides for property tax exemptions for the following properties is scheduled for adoption at the Regular Meeting of Council on October 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 500-2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC. The proposed property tax exemptions shall be for gross land and improvement assessments for the taxation years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Value of Permissive Tax Exemption Legal Description
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Foundation of giving
The Shuswap Community Foundation certainly has impeccable timing. Thursday night, just as people were getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving, the gratitude was flowing at the foundation’s annual community meeting. For those unfamiliar with the Shuswap Community Foundation, it is a tremendously beneficial group which provides funds for Shuswap-area groups through the power of investment. The concept is simple; the foundation has a pool of capital assets and from there the interest generated from the fund can be used to support a diverse range of projects. Currently the foundation has a financial base of nearly $5.8 million, allowing them to disburse $155,000 in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The room at the Prestige Inn was filled to capacity in celebration and honour of the giving, which has assisted 24 different organizations with their wishes – often providing funds for things that can be so critical to a non-profit group’s survival. It may seem small, like providing funds to the Seymour Community Centre to help replace its 30-year-old chairs, or to put a roof on a homestead building at the Salmon Arm Museum or to purchase a dishwasher for the Eagle Valley Resource Centre kitchen. It was heartwarming to see the volunteers who work so diligently to manage the foundation, and the patrons who have created endowment funds often in memory of a loved one, witness the outpouring of appreciation. Each recipient was able to briefly discuss what the funding would mean. Another powerful message of gratitude comes not just from the fine work of the foundation, but from the knowledge that there are so many groups in our region, made up of mostly volunteers, doing so much, in so many areas to enrich our lives. The foundations’ money helps tremendously, but it rests on the passion and dedication of citizen involvement. How much poorer would our community be without art, or theatre, or the preservation of our history? What a loss if groups that support childrens’ education or the care of seniors or the assistance to those with physical or mental challenges were to cease operating. Sitting in audience, one could not help but feel that the gratitude was not one-sided. It did not just extend from the foundation to the recipient. The foundation’s donors were also expressing gratitude for the work done by these community groups. Chris Lind, of the Sorrento Centre, drew applause for neatly summing up the contribution of the foundation, not only to his own organization, but to all. “It’s not just about a grant to the community of Sorrento, it’s a grant enabling the establishment of community in the Shuswap.”
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New pesticide regulations fall short On the list of things humans need to lead a happy life, surely a well manicured, green lawn must be near the very bottom of the list. Yet, here we are, more than 50 years after Rachel Carson stunned the world with the publication of her book, Silent Spring, and the use of cosmetic pesticides continues. Earlier this week, the B.C. Liberal government trumpeted changes to the rules regulating the use of cosmetic pesticides. The bottom line is the changes still permit cosmetic pesticides. Why ban the use of cosmetic pesticides? Because the evidence is mounting that the use of pesticides, including herbicides, can increase the risk of cancer, from leukemia and lymphomas to brain cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer and a few more. A study by Bassil et al., published in
2007 in the Canadian Family Physician, reviewed the scientific literature on the potential effects of pesticides on human health. Based on the review, the authors recommended a reduction in the use of pesticides, and based on the results of the study, the Ontario College of Family Physicians recommended everyone, especially children and pregnant women, reduce exposure to pesticides. The Union of B.C. Municipalities, led by thenmayor of Kamloops, Terry Lake, passed a resolution supporting a ban on the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides. Today, Lake is minister of health. What happened to the vision? What happened to the conviction? Silent spring, silent minister. -Penticton Western News
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The Observer asked: What did you give thanks for this year?
Ben Harrison “Peace in Canada, sunshine and living in the Shuswap.”
Jamie Peters “Family and friends.”
Liam Heckrodt “Having my weekends to do what I want.”
‘Social justice’ education as student indoctrination BC VIEWS
Tom Fletcher ‘VICTORIA – As the B.C. Teachers’ Federation executive moseys back to the bargaining table after a summer off, I’m reminded of former education minister George Abbott’s thoughts on his time trying to establish a civil discussion with the province’s most militant union. It started with a lecture. “In my first meeting with the BCTF, and I gather this is characteristic of all first meetings with education ministers, the TF advises that yes, they are a union, but first and foremost they are social activists and agents of social change,” Abbott recalled. Their buzzword is “social justice,” which is portrayed by leftists as superior to plain old justice, in ways that are seldom defined. So what exactly are the goals of this “social change?” Here’s some of what I’ve gleaned. Parents may recall the 2008 introduction of an elective high school course called Social Justice 12. This was mainly the result of intense protest by a couple of gay activist teachers, and the ministry curriculum describes its emphasis on inclusion of racial, cultural and sexual differences. That’s all good, and it’s now bolstered by urgently needed anti-bullying and empathy efforts at all grades. Then there is the BCTF version. It’s not just a battle against “racism, homophobia and sexism” but also “poverty and globalization.” The BCTF has a quarterly “Social Justice Newsletter” filled with predictable economic assumptions. Readers of the latest issue are reminded at length that the United Nations takes a dim view of Canada’s record on human rights, including a right to housing. Undefined “poverty” statistics are cited, although Statistics Canada has nothing but incomplete relative measures. One article describes a social justice club for Grade 2 and 3 students, with activities that include collecting food bank donations and “writing to the premier asking for a systemic
plan to address child poverty.” Leaving aside whether eight-year-olds can understand what “systemic” means, this rhetoric is taken directly from the tired old NDP policy book. It rests on the cherished myth that poverty is imposed by right-wing governments that refuse to double the minimum wage and pile more taxes on “the rich.” And what about that darned “globalization”? The BCTF still has a 2001 teaching guide on its website promoting the claim that Nike is uniquely guilty of making shoes and exercise gear in Third World sweatshops. Teachers are to instruct students how to organize a boycott of Nike, thus passing the received wisdom of campus radicalism to the next generation. This was all debunked years ago. Are Adidas, Reebok, Apple and Microsoft any different? Has nothing changed in 12 years? A quick web search will show this is a stale old tale with a convenient villain, to avoid complex questions. A BCTF official assures me this unit is being updated. Once that one is done, maybe they could check over their teaching unit on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal, another labour of the union’s “social justice” truth team. Entitled “What We Stand To Lose With Pipelines and Supertankers,” it boasts wildlife photos and “key sources” from the left (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) to the far-left fringe (Pipe Up Network). It is another protesters’ guide designed around a pre-determined viewpoint. BCTF bosses love to talk about the importance of “critical thinking.” These one-sided caricatures of Nike, Enbridge and other familiar villains seem designed to produce the opposite. They remind me of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, where loyal party members are required to focus on selected enemies in a daily ritual called the Two Minutes Hate. Perhaps this is a clue to why our school system produces so many students lacking in employment skills and bursting with demands for government-imposed wealth redistribution.
Mark Greenhalgh “Family and good health.”
Mark O’Dwyer “Having a great job.”
Fostering change Sometimes kids need a safe place to live for a little while. A foster home can be that place. Foster parents provide a secure and nurturing environment through which kids can regain hope and begin a healing process. Structure, routine and compassionate understanding all contribute to the safe atmosphere in which kids can begin to thrive. Foster parents connect kids to vital services such as school, doctors, counsellors and therapists. Specialized training
enables foster parents to provide supervision and positive parenting all within the guidelines of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Whenever possible it is important for kids stay connected to their family. Foster parents work hard to provide that necessary support for the kids to return home or else transition into another permanent alternative. Building healthy relationships and making pleasant memories are all part of the goal of rebuilding young lives and
preparing them to become contributing members of our society. It is truly a privilege for me to work with foster parents in the Shuswap Community – the ‘super heroes’ of our fostering system. Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent can check out the website at www.okfosterparents.ca. Foster parents do make a difference – one child at a time.
Judy Flintoff, Shuswap Foster Parent Coordinator
Bruhn should come first Pay special attention Greg Kyllo. Now is the time to rise and shine. Christy Clark just made a totally frivolous proposal to replace the Massey Tunnel by 2017. Please remind the premier that right in your home community, Sicamous, the Bruhn Bridge across the channel is long overdue for replacement.
As a very important link in the Trans-Canada Highway system it is obsolete and dangerous by today’s standards. Unlike the Lower Mainland, we don’t have numerous alternate routes. I am sure the community would go all the way with you on this issue. Colin Mayes, as the federal member for this
riding, is equally responsible for a trans-continental highway. If the new bridge cost was shared by both governments the total expense wouldn’t be as exorbitant. Either way, it is still from our pockets, but at least the major benefit would be to our area.
Alli M. Graham
Teenager deserves peace prize Even after being shot in the head by brutal Taliban terrorists, Malala Yousafzai still has no room for malice. The Pakistani teenager’s soul is filled to the brim with compassion, confidence and commitment. Her de-
termination inspires girls around the world. When the Taliban shot Malala, they inadvertently unlocked the frustrations of countless people who want the fulfillment that comes from a modern education. In my opinion,
Malala Yousafzai would have been the right choice for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. It would have increased the momentum of her cause and benefited millions. Lloyd Atkins
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer An open letter to patients who received the recent mail out from Salmon Arm Medical Clinic, as well as our physician colleagues: We apologize for any confusion this recent letter has caused. We did not write nor did we authorize this unsigned letter. We were not given an opportunity to review the distribution list. It appears many people who are not our regular patients have received this letter in error. We especially apologize to Dr Marietjie du Plessis and her patients as the letter did not clearly differentiate Dr Angela Plessis from Dr Marietjie du Plessis. Dr Marietjie du Plessis is NOT moving her practice and will remain at Maple Tree Medical Clinic. Please direct any inquiries regarding the letter to the management at Salmon Arm Medical Clinic.
We look forward to serving our valued patients in our new location (2991A 10th Ave SW) as of November 8, 2013. Sincerely, Dr Amy Megyesi and Dr Angela Plessis
Check out transit changes The City of salmon Arm and bC Transit are holding public information sessions in the city on oct. 30, to let the public know about upcoming service changes for the region. bC Transit and City
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The Shuswap Community Foundation’s nest egg keeps on growing, now up to $5.8 million, allowing for $168,000 in disbursements for this fiscal year. Since its inception in 1995, the foundation has distributed $1.5 million to community groups from Malakwa to Seymour Arm. At the annual community meeting, past president Karen Angove announced the establishment of 10 new family funds during the year, as well as seeing the memorial walkway at McGuire Lake come to fruition. The walkway allows for people
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Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The dominion government piledriver was towed in to begin the work of extending the wharf. The machine used to show moving pictures at the opera house arrived in Salmon Arm. It was said to be the very latest, being identical to the one being installed in the Bijou and other of the big moving picture houses in Calgary. The movies were to start as soon as the electric plant went into operation.
A survey done by Dr. Sutherland, minister of public works, showed there were 39,000 automobiles in British Columbia , or about one car to every 13 people. It noted that as recently as 1916 there were only 8,000 automobiles in the province.
Single men and women on unemployed relief were receiving 40 cents a day, paid by the federal and provincial governments. City workmen were busy trimming the trees on Hudson Street.
Miss Zola Riddle left for Rockcliffe, Ont., where she was to receive basic training with the RCAF. Lieut. Hans Jacobi, Sgt. C. E Bingham, Pte. T. Taylor, Lac Bob Currie and A.C. Jack Hautala were home on leave.
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In the house: Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes presents members of the Salmon Arm Curling Club with $130,000 in funding from the federal government.
Curling club scores grant There’s fresh ice at the Salmon Arm Curling Club and a federal grant helped put it in. Friday, Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Shuswap, announced support for the replacement of the ice plant at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre under the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). “Our government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities across Canada,” said Mayes. “By making these investments in local infrastructure, we are helping boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for Canadians.”
With the funding of $130,286, the Salmon Arm Curling Club has been able to remove the existing refrigeration plant and install a new, environmentally-friendly system. “Being over 30 years old, our aging plant was on its last legs,” said Darcy Seghers, president of the Salmon Arm Curling Club. “Over the last few curling seasons, we have crossed our fingers and made band-aid repairs hoping our plant would make it through another season... We are very appreciative of the help we have received from the federal government with this investment in our community.” Most of the work was completed this summer.
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Protecting island habitat
Restoration: Biologist guides invasive species removal.
By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF
A Salmon Arm man is determined to restore ecological balance to the world’s islands. Founder of Coastal Conservation in 2010, Chris Gill’s organization is focused on the natural restoration of island ecosystems by removing introduced invasive species. Gill says that while islands occupy less than five per cent of Earth’s land mass, they are home to 15 to 20 percent of the planet’s plant, reptile and bird species. They also account for an astounding 64 per cent of recorded species’ extinctions – two-thirds of which are caused by introduced species. “After habitat loss and degradation, introduced invasive species are the second largest cause of biodiversity loss in the world,” he says. Gill was off to Haida Gwai recently to oversee an aerial program to destroy the Norway and black rats that call two remote islands in Gwai Haanas National Park home. Norway rats were introduced in the 1700s by early Spanish explorers and black rats later through logging operations – all by boat. It only takes one pregnant female to ignite a population explosion as rats reach maturity and begin breeding at five weeks of age – and they can have multiple litters per year. The islands in Gwaii
Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site represent extremely important habitat for a variety of marine birds during the breeding and non-breeding seasons, says Gill, whose organization partnered with Parks Canada, the Haida Nation and California-based Island Conservation. Voracious predators, Gill says rats impact a variety of species and habitat, from plants and seedlings, sea birds and song birds. “They will impact species right down to intertidal flora and fauna,” he adds. “Removing rats can change ecosystems at all levels.” In a project that was three years in the planning, helicopters were used to set poisoned bait on the islands impacted by the rodents. Testing is done to make the bait accessible to the entire rat population. Bait pellets are dyed blue green, a less attractive colour to graineating birds, says Gill, noting eradications are timed in fall when the breeding season is over and some birds have already flown south. “There’s always a short-term risk to other animals, but we’re sure it’s on an individual basis, not populationwide. We balance risk with the need to eradicate the invasive species,” he says, pointing out he worked on the Haida Gwai project with Parks Canada staff five days a week for the past year. “It’s labour
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Mapping it out: Chris Gill works on the protection of island ecosystems from his office in landlocked Salmon Arm. intensive and technically challenging, but also extremely rewarding.” Invasive species removal is a powerful tool for conservation, says Gill, noting that some 450 eradications have occurred worldwide in the past 30 years. This is the first “aerial broadcast” in Canada and experts were brought in from around the world. “The world is watching and we want to do it right,” he says, noting the first broadcast was done at the beginning of September and the second three weeks later. In that time 800 hectares of island land was “treated” in approximately 11 hours of flying. Gill says mitigative methods are used to minimize the impact of the operation and crews walk the islands to pick up the dead rats in order to protect predators such as ravens. All the carcasses are frozen and tested to determine the cause of death. A biologist with a masters in environ-
mental toxicology, Gill notes Coastal Conservation is also involved in two other large projects: Sydney Island in Gulf Islands National Park where introduced European fallow deer have been destroying one of Canada’s rarest ecosystems, and the Scott Island Archipelago off the north end of Vancouver Island. The site of the largest sea bird colony south of Alaska, the culprits are mink and raccoon that were introduced in the 1930s as a part of a failed fur farm. “They ate all the sea birds on two of the five islands and right now on that archipelago, 1.5 million birds are nesting on essentially 150 hectares,” Gill says, noting the rest of the 1,400 hectares are birdless and eerily silent. Although Salmon Arm is more than 600 kilometres from the nearest ocean, Gill says that thanks to technology, he can work anywhere as long as he is close to an international airport.
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Big win for Mead
Half marathon: Runner bests 1,200 others. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF
It was third time lucky – although there was clearly more than luck involved. In his third halfmarathon ever, Salmon Arm’s Matt Mead ran faster than more than 1,200 racers, placing first in the BMO Okanagan HalfMarathon held in Kelowna on Sunday, Oct. 13. Mead completed the 21.1-kilometre race in one hour, 19 minutes and 22 seconds, putting him first overall and first in his men’s 30 to 39 year category. His 10-k time was 37:08. Mead grew up running in Salmon Arm years ago when he was in high school, but only got back into it about three years ago. This year he upped his training in the eight weeks prior to the race, crediting it for the win – a win he wasn’t expecting. “I’d have to say my hard training. I have to give a lot of thanks to my family for putting up with me... There were lots of long days
They’re off: Above, Salmon Arm Secondary Cross-Country Running Team members Taigan Radomske and Elena Bruns, in middle, head off in the Oct. 9 race at Little Mountain. Below, James Hardy leads the pack with Alexander Corbett three back.
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petes in his second half-marathon, this one in Vancouver last spring. and nights where I didn’t get off the treadmill till 10 o’clock at night, but they stuck with me and supported me the whole way.” He said he took the lead in the first five kilometres and stayed there, but lost his pace around the 17-kilometre mark. When one man began gaining on him, Mead picked up the pace.
“After holding the lead for that long, you don’t want to give it up, so you give it your all and he couldn’t keep up in the end.” After the race Mead was a bit sore, but not bad. “I went for a 12-k run this morning,” he said Monday, “just to loosen things up and keep active. I’m a little sore but I did pretty good.”
Teams tops in high school racing
Once again two Salmon Arm Secondary Cross-Country Running Teams placed first in a high school meet, this one hosted by SAS at Little Mountain on
Wednesday, Oct. 9. SAS had enough runners in both the Senior Girls and Junior Boys categories to field teams. In individual results in the girls di-
visions, Glynis Sim, a junior, was first overall. Emmy Sim, fourth overall, was second in the seniors category. Sixth overall and third in junior girls was Rachel
May. Gabby Jackson claimed seventh in seniors, Taigan Radomske sixth in junior girls, Elena Bruns, eighth in senior girls, See North on page 16
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South Canoe trails South Canoe Trail Stewardship update and meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. in Room 1 of the SASCU Recreation Centre. For all friends of the South Canoe trails system.
Inter-city junior curling The junior curling scene in the ThompsonOkanagan region is ramping up. The Hilltop Toyota Inter-City Junior Curling League starts on Oct. 20 in Kelowna and will make three visits to Salmon Arm - Dec. 8, Jan. 5 and Feb. 2. The league is open to any athletes currently a part of a junior curling program. On each Sunday of league play, teams play two games. The cities involved are Armstrong, Chase, Enderby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Lumby, Salmon Arm and Vernon. The curlers enjoy travelling to different venues and meeting new friends.
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Speed draws UBCO attention By Leah Blain CONTRIBUTOR
She might be the new kid on the UBC Okanagan Heat cross-country team, but in her first couple of months Sandy Kilmartin is already burning up the track. Right from the start Kilmartin impressed UBCO coaches Nikki and Nate Reiter with her speed and endurance in various preseason events. “She has been something of a surprise during her time training with the team thus far,” said Nikki Reiter earlier in the season, adding that Kilmartin, “with very little training under her belt” had posted some impressive times: 1:39:59 halfmarathon PR (personal record), and 11:35 for a 3,000-metre time trial. Kilmartin was active while she was at Salmon Arm Secondary but hadn’t done a lot of running since graduating in 2011. “At school I did badminton, rugby, cross-country, gymnastics, house soccer, mountain biking and dance. I have awesome parents who drove me everywhere,” she says laughing. “After Grade 12 I had two years off. I did no training and then in April this year I went in a half-marathon. I kind of wanted to do that so I started training in March. I ran with the (SAS) A.M. Fitness class.”
right on track: Sandy Kilmartin has produced impressive results as the newest member of the UBC Okanagan Heat cross-country team. At the time Kilmartin was attending Okanagan College in Salmon Arm. SAS and SAS teacher Tricia Martin, who was teaching the A.M. Fitness class, encouraged her to go to Kelowna so she could be part of the university cross-country team. “I hadn’t thought about it; I didn’t think I’d be able to make a sports team,” she says, but kept training throughout the summer. “I ended up doing well, and now I’m the fastest girl on the team.” The season opener took the UBCO Heat team to the University of Washington’s Sundodger Invitational where Kilmartin placed 87th out of 209 in the Women’s Open 6-k run with a time of 23:43. The fastest time
was 21:12. The UBCO women’s team bested all Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) teams at their next meet in Edmonton, the Grand Prix #3, hosted by Concordia University of Alberta. The objective of a cross-country team is to produce the lowest combined score of the four top runners. With four UBCO Heat runners placing between sixth and 15th, the Heat took top team ranking. Kilmartin continued her role as front-runner with a time of 20:16. “The course in Edmonton, although very hilly compared to the terrain the Heat had grown accustomed to, did not seem to alter the team’s strategy as they ran a very tight race, with six Heat runners travelling the first
kilometre, with only a five-second spread from the first to the sixth Heat runner,” says Reiter. The hills aren’t so difficult for Kilmartin who is used to them from her summer training in Salmon Arm, but the longer distance courses are her challenge. “All my runs (in Salmon Arm) included at least three hills… but the 6-k is hard for me. In high school it was a 4-k race, but I’m getting used to it.” The collegiate racing season keeps a steady pace, with races almost every other weekend. Their next race is in Bellingham, followed by provincials in Abbotsford and nationals in Toronto. Although Kilmartin isn’t too far from home, her race schedule, on
top of her homework for her science courses, as well as constant training, doesn’t allow for a lot of free time to return. “Mondays and Wednesdays we have easy runs, 40 to 60 minutes; Tuesdays and Thursdays are harder with interval. We have Fridays off, and on Saturday and Sunday training is in the morning. We do strength training twice a week and sometimes we do pool running.” Being away from Salmon Arm, Kilmartin has learned to appreciate that although she’s faster, everything else is slower, especially the traffic. “I miss being able to get anywhere in five minutes. I have to leave 25 minutes early and I waste my day travelling.”
North Zones go next week at Kal Park Continued from pg. 15 Lisa Petterson, ninth in seniors, and Jessica Brown, eighth in junior girls. In the boys division,
Jon Bakker and John Conner came second and third respectively, both overall and in the seniors category. Seventh overall and fourth in the juniors category was Alexan-
der Corbett, with Andrew Nash sixth. Seth Van Varseveld was 10th in juniors. Taking 11th overall and first in the Grade 8 category was Tyson Stewart of Shuswap
Middle School, with Aaron Plessis of SMS placing third in the same category. Sebastien Archambault of SMS placed fourth in the Grade 8s, while Bryant Cum-
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Third place: Team’s top line performs in two wins over Smokies. By taking care of business last week against the Trail Smoke Eaters, the Salmon Arm SilverBacks earned themselves a few days off and hope to be refreshed for a tough schedule ahead this coming weekend. The ’Backs downed the Smokies 7-2 at home on Thursday and followed up with a 5-1 road win in Trail the following night. The four points earned are huge in a tight Interior Division where the SilverBacks currently hold third place. Trail is at the bottom of the division at the moment, but Salmon Arm associate head coach Brandon West said the team did a good job of not looking past their opponent. “We knew that they’re a hardworking hockey club and we remember last year when they came back to win a number of games and pushed teams late in the game,” said West. “I felt we put a clamp down on their systems and it gave us a chance
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to succeed. “We set a goal of winning both this weekend and we accomplished that. We were successful in a lot of areas this weekend.” Salmon Arm went 2-for-8 on the man advantage and held Trail to one goal on the power play in 12 chances. The SilverBacks’ penalty killing is currently a BCHL-best 89 per cent. Add in another stellar weekend by the top line of Evan Anderson, Landon Smith and Alex Gillies and it results in a dominant pair of wins. Anderson, with three goals including the game-winner on Thursday at Shaw Centre, was particularly prominent. “He’s been tremendous for us all year but he hadn’t been rewarded so much on the points side of things,” said West. “He had a great summer and came into camp ready to go and he’s been rewarded with ice time. He’s a hardworking guy and that’s what we
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Domination: Salmon Arm SilverBack Evan Anderson scores the ’Backs third goal in the team’s 5-1 win over the Smoke Eaters in Trail on Friday. expect from our topline centre.” In goal, Angus Redmond played at home and Adam Clark got the start in Trail. Both were sound and benefitted from a betterorganized team in front of them, especially in the defensive zone. West and head coach Troy Mick have spent extra time covering each player’s responsibility in their own end and it seemed to pay off against Trail.
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“We challenge guys to play within our systems and I felt we did that for 120 minutes,” said West. “We stuck to the game plan and guys were excited to play after the (Oct. 5) loss to Vernon, to work hard and reward our fans and we did that on Friday.” It was also a nice pair of games for Riley Hunt and Brendan Kennedy. Both players missed the start of the season with injuries.
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Valdy and Fjellgaard return with fall tour By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF
he air may be cold, but the atmosphere will be warm and inviting when old friends get together to make music. Like old-time kitchen parties, the annual appearance of folk-masters Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard at Carlin Hall draw full-house audiences. And, as in other years, the two wellknown Canadian artists invite good friends and popular local duo, Blu and Kelly Hopkins, to the party. Fjellgaard and Valdy share a long history and many similarities. They’re both family men. They both live on small islands off the coast of British Columbia. They are both singer-songwriters with an eye for memorable tunes and finelyhoned images. And, they’re both road warriors who tour, and tour and tour. Not only are they committed Canadians, their love of the country and her people is reflected in their “western roots” music – songs that paint images of mountains and the sea, cowboys and fishermen, oil well roustabouts and loggers. Born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for many years. He’s a songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life. Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, his bittersweet memory of finding himself, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 16 CDs, albums and 8-tracks, and has received two Juno Awards (from a total of seven Juno nominations), and four gold albums to his credit. Along the way, he’s taken his music to a dozen different countries, from Denmark to Australia, been an invited performer for five years in a row at the prestigious Kerrville Festival in Texas, and even played a lead role in an episode of The Beachcombers.
Like Valdy, Fjellgaard arrived in the Gulf Islands well into his 25-year career. The island’s peaceful calm can make it difficult for him to leave. It is not only a haven from the road, but a place to write the sort of songs that lovingly recall the past, take an affectionate view of the present and look optimistically into the future. As a songwriter, he’s a storyteller – and the stories he tells come from his two decades in the logging industry, his annual stints as a trail-riding cowboy, and his travels back and forth across Canada. His reputation has been earned in the country music field and he has had more than his share of successes – and has a shelffull of awards to prove it. Together, Valdy and Fjellgaard are a nearperfect team. The songs they’ve written for Contenders touch their common ground with the familiarity and warmth only old friends can share. They are both experienced entertainers who know how to earn the respect of their audiences and deliver shows, night after night, that send people home with smiles and the feeling that they’ve experienced something special and heartwarming. Wrapping up a busy month, Blu and Kelly have completed a four-day Vancouver Island and a closer-to-home appearance set for Blind Bay Oct. 17 with Larry and Jane Stephnenson. An award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Blu has been travelling in true troubadour fashion, writing songs and performing them for more than 30 years. His influences include Bill Monroe and Woody Guthrie, Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers. He has been nominated 16 times for Okanagan Music Awards (winner in 2007) and BC Interior Music Awards (winner in 2008) in both the songwriter and folk artist categories, and with his band Silvercreek as Folk Roots/Bluegrass band of the year. Kelly is an accomplished multi-instru-
Always contenders: Singersongwriter and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Gary Fjellgaard (top left) performs on stage, with Valdy, Friday evening at Carlin Hall.
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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our ofﬁce, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. THURSDAY, OCT. 17 MOON AND MUSIC – An evening of acoustic music featuring Blu & Kelly
Hopkins and Larry & Jane Stephenson takes place at the Shuswap Lake Estates Hall starting at 7:30. Tickets are $15 at Acorn Music.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18 HARVEST MOON DANCE – 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 free when accompanied by a parent. Get tickets at Acorn Music or call 250-833-1187. JAZZ OVER EASY – Shuswap Hospice Society hosts a fundraising dinner and jazz at the Log N’ Hearth Restaurant in Blind Bay. Cocktails 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.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
GUN SHOW – Gun and antique show takes place at the SASCU Rec Centre
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. BOOGIE DOWN – Salmon Arm Couples dance at the Legion. Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. to music by Jens Goerner DJ. Cost: $25 per couple. 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 http://shuswaptheatre.com/events/current/. For more information, call Peter Blacklock at 250-675-3004. LIVE MUSIC – AnDiamo Restaurant hosts singer Shelby Babakioff from 6 to 9 p.m. FREE APPRAISALS – Get books and ephemera assessed at Hidden Gems Bookstore on Alexander Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
BALLET – The Salmar Association presents the Bolshoi Ballet’s Spartacus live
from Moscow via satellite at 1 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. GOSPEL COFFEEHOUSE – Salmon Arm Gospel Music will host a coffeehouse at the Seniors Drop In Center, 31 Hudson Ave. at 2 p.m. Come and play for free or enjoy listening to the music for $2.
MONDAY, OCT. 21
ART SHOW AND SALE – The Mount Ida Painters Guild is hosting a show and
sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, 31 Hudson Ave. Admission by donation.
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
SHUSWAP GARDEN CLUB – Meeting at Scout Hall, 2460 Auto Rd. at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
ELVIS – Direct from Las Vegas, former world Elvis tribute champion Darren
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Scare up some fun at Haney Get your fill of chills and thrills and come and explore the spooky side of R.J. Haney Heritage Village for the 19th Annual Spooktacular on October 26 and 27. Admission is $6 per person and gates open at 4:45 p.m. for this fun (and spooky) family Halloween event. As dusk falls, the village casts strange shadows from every corner and ghostly figures appear and the spell-casting magic commences. Courageous children and the faint hearted can wander the not-so-scary “Story Book Path.” Sponsored by the Linda Howarth Memorial Preschool, this trail promises to entertain and enchant the little spooks. When you’re ready for a break, visit the fire pit to warm up and enjoy your hot chocolate or rest your brooms and visit the “Colouring Room” and have your face painted or get artsy and make a fun Haney craft or colour a picture to take home. Don’t miss the haunting stories and ghastly adventures in Mt. Ida Church which has been transformed into “Legends from the Crypt.” Local storytellers will spook you senseless with mysterious tales for the little and big spooks. Author Kay McCracken will read from her children’s book, A Spooktacular Halloween, a story set at Spooktacular. Wander through the eerie cemetery and beware of the Grim Reaper, skeletons, witches and other ghastly ghouls. You never know what supernatural spirits or hocus-pocus will appear. Wondering what your future holds? A stop at the mystical
Lee performs in an all-new, multi-media concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. Tickets are $30 and are available at Acorn Music. SIP & SNACK – Salmon Arm Rotary hosts the Shuswap Wine Fest from 7 to 10 p.m. at SASCU Rec Centre. Advance tickets only are $50 at the Hideaway Liquor Store or Piccadilly Liquor Store.
SATURDAY. OCT. 26 OPERA – Live from the Met, it’s Shostakovitch’s The Nose at 9:55 a.m. at the
Salmar Classic. Tickets are available at the Salmar Grand. HALLOWEEN DANCE – Salmon Arm/Enderby Manthers Rugby Football Club is holding a fundraising dance at the Seniors Activity Centre. Tickets are available at Rafael’s Stitchery and Torbram Electric Supply, or contact James Cookson at 250-515-0342. CHILLS & THRILLS– R.J. Haney Heritage Village “Spooktacular” Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6 per person. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. For more information, call 250-832-5243.
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Spooky story: Shuswap author Kay McCracken will read from her children’s book, A Spooktacular Halloween. fortune teller will answer all your secrets. Test your skills of chance at the “Spell Casting Midway.” While venturing through the village, stroll down Front Street. All the menacing displays will lead you to Ristorante Fraser, aka The Haunted House. Beware of the murder and mayhem that has spoiled the dinner reservations for its guests. Take heed not to linger too long – the house is the gateway to the Spook Trail where your
spine-chilling journey through the forest beckons. There are haunts around every corner and sinister ghouls awaiting. R.J. Haney Heritage Village is located at 751 Hwy. 97B, next to the Salmon Arm Camping Resort. For more information, call 250-832-5243, visit our website www.salmonarmmuseum. org or facebook.com/Haneyheritage. Ghouls and ghosts under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
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ShusManouche will play the next jazz concert on Oct. 24 in the club’s new venue in the banquet room next to Shuswap Chefs. The local band consists of Bill Lockie, Willy Gaw, Richard Owings and Neil Fraser.
SATURDAY, Oct. 26th @ 11:00 AM 684 Elson Road, Sorrento, BC – 11:00 AM Previewing Prior 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
AUCTION power tools, snowblower, tractors, front loader, forklift, lumber, steel and assorted furniture and odds – lots of stuff – No reserves – something for everybody!
Pre-Viewing on location at 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. Auction Follow at 11:00 Accepting items for consignment. Terms: cash – all major credit cards – ID and bid number required to buy. Western Star Auctions Kelowna:
Gallery pairs art, nature The Shuswap Association of Writers and Shuswap Naturalist Club present a partnership event to celebrate the Shuswap’s natural history in art and words. Award winning, widely published freelance writer, Theresa Kishkan, will present Forests of Memory – readings from her work on the theme
of trees and the way trees influence her own sense of the past and the present, in history, ethnobotany and their relationship in literature, culture and daily life. Clive Bryson, a noted Shuswap photographer and naturalist, will present A Shuswap Dream. The presentation is a 15-minute digital slide
show depicting the end of the sockeyes’ 2010 journey up the Adams River. Award winning, local poet, memoir writer, workshop leader, naturalist and author, Deanna Bernhardt Kawatski, will read from her Natty Creek Garden Journal. The public is welcome to this special event that runs Oct. 27
at 2 p.m. at the art gallery. Admission is by donation.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you haven’t put your life in intermission mode yet, then it’s time to do so. This week will bring to your attention the necessity to slow down from whatever you are doing and to take some time just for yourself. Own your moments of surrender. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your ticket to your fantasized future vision and big dreams is being processed by the Universe. You will be quite anxious to start living one or most of your sweetest dreams and you will persevere on bringing them to fruition. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On the career front and on a social standing, it appears that you will gain reassurance from the credit you get now. A business project or a position in your chosen vocation will reap some well-deserved rewards. Hard work and unwavering ambition surely pays off! CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are ready to step out of your shell and embark into the adventure of your lifetime. This week would open up your eyes to certain facets of your life to which you were blind to or refused to believe in. Giving your life another chance will liberate you in more ways than one! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This week’s celestial prognosis signals emotional tides coming your way in abundance. Put your safety jacket on and try to come ashore safely. Intensity will prevail. You could also see a financial return finally coming to realization. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): One-on-one relationships will steal your usual focus, making you either swept off your feet by your one and only or by realizing that the two of you are not exactly an item. Adjustments will be necessary to achieve that give and take balance.
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GARY BRANDON FISKE August 14, 1933 - October 7, 2013 Garry passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 80 years. He was born at Loreburn, SK on Aug 14, 1933 He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Betty Fiske and his brother Burrel. Garry is survived by and will be sorely missed by his loving wife Donna, daughters Leigh Fiske (Gavin) and Rhonda Warren (Cam), son Jody (Brenda), brothers Glen (Evelyn), Ronnie (Shirley), Gerald (Sylvia) and Al (Bernie), sisters Fern Peardon (Lyman), Kae Holmes, Max Hicks (Bob), Marj Russel, Helen Reiger and Wendy Cafferata (Barry) and grandchildren Meagan Wright (Rob), Lauri O’Reilly and Justin O’Reilly. Garry grew up in a family of 12 children in rural Saskatchewan where life was not always easy but the family was close and have plenty of stories and memories of childhood times. According to his mother’s diaries, he was an independent, smiley boy who was a favorite with the girls. Garry was a hardworking man his whole life and began work at the young age of 16 at a variety of jobs including working on the pipeline and CPR tracks in Elbow and helping with the harvesting at Don Book’s farm. Garry joined the Air Force in 1953 where he was stationed in Macdonald, Manitoba for 3 years. He quit the airforce briefly then rejoined in early 1958 where he was stationed in Gimli, Manitoba. He married Donna Ward from Craik Saskatchewan on June 28th, 1958 and they started their home and life together in Gimli in one of Kelly’s Cabins, a tiny summer cabin close to Winnipeg Beach. Leigh was born in 1960 and Jody followed in 1962. Garry was sent to Africa in 1966 under a government program to train the Tanzanian airforce. It was a long way from home but Garry returned in 1967 with lots of stories and photos of his time there. He was then stationed in Comox, BC and Rhonda was born there in 1969. Garry worked on Labrador helicopters and Search and Rescue – a role he very much enjoyed and spoke of fondly. In 1975 the family transferred to Trenton, Ontario and in 1982 Garry was sent to Ottawa. He retired from the Air Force as a Master Warrant Officer and went to work for Garrett of Canada in Toronto in 1987 until 1989 when he and Donna retired to Blind Bay, BC. They enjoyed a wonderful retirement together where Garry had time to golf, fish and participate with the Lions Club; activities he truly enjoyed. Thankfully he experienced good health and an active and busy life up until he passed away on October 7, 2013 in Salmon Arm, BC. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend and he will be fondly remembered for his sense of humour, great laugh and generous nature. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. Many thanks to the physicians and nurses at Shuswap Lake Hospital for their care and attention to Garry in his final days. A memorial service was held on Friday, October 11, 2013 from Fischer’s Funeral Services with Rev. Gloria Christian officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Garry’s obituary at www. fischersfuneralservices.com.
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DEANNA MARGUERITE CHRISTENSEN (KLOTZ) (MARTIAN) (CAMPBELL) 1937 - 2013 It is with sadness that the family of Deanna Christensen announces her passing on October 8th, 2013 in Vernon, BC, after 76 amazing, jammed packed years full of life. Deanna was born in Allan, Saskatchewan; she spent her early years in Burns Lake, BC, where she had 5 children before moving to White Rock, BC where she had her sixth child. There was not much Deanna did not do and there was nothing she would not try. Deanna moved to the Okanagan later in life where she loved to dance and smile, love and laugh. Her bright spirit and enterprising ways will always be remembered by her children; Lynn (Gary), Rod (Wendy), Blaine (Trish), Shannon and Colleen (Bruce); sixteen grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Deanna is now with many family and friends including her parents George and Marguerite Klotz , her sister Gerry, her daughter Laurie, grandson Blake, great granddaughter Greta and an embrace of friends and loved ones. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday October 19, at Columbus Court, 3003 Gateby Place, Vernon BC. A graveside service will be held in private. Deanna had become an advocate for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Vernon, BC and would appreciate in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to them in her memory. The family requests those that can attend her service to wear something red, it was her favorite color and she was an amazing woman built of many many colors. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, BC. As Deanna was also a master on the computer, condolences and memories may also be shared through Deanna’s obituary at www. fischersfuneralservices.com.
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Log truck drivers needed for hauling in Vernon/Kamloops/ Shuswap areas. Super B experience an asset. Also have several positions open for our Calgary container haul. Must have 2 years minimum experience. Part-time work available also. Fax resume and abstract to 250-546-0602. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The City of Salmon Arm is currently looking to fill several vacancies for Aquafit Instructors. These positions are part time (including evening and week-end shifts). Applicants must possess BCRPA Fitness Theory and Aquafit certification. 3rd Age Certification is preferred. Please forward a cover letter, resume and a copy of all certifications by 12:00 noon on Monday, October 28, 2013 via e-mail to email@example.com, via fax to 250-8034041 or via mail to Human Resources, City of Salmon Arm, Box 40, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2.
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Salmon Arm GM is able to offer an exciting career move for only the best Automotive Service Technician to join this dynamic winning team. With leading sales and service processes and a reputation for outstanding customer relations, the successful candidate will need to be self-driven in their desire to be Number One. • Exceptional automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving and repair experience • Interprovincial Red Seal and CVIP Certiﬁcations • A customer-focused attitude to go along with a high level of motivation and energy • Ongoing commitment to professional training & development This is a rare career opportunity to join this well-established and progressive automotive dealership group. If your time has come, you have drive, ability and the desire to be an important and key part of this well rewarded team, please forward us your resume along with a current drivers abstract to attention:
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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) MECHANIC We are currently seeking qualified applicants for Mechanic T.Q. – Operations Division. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 18, 2013.
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: email@example.com. 780-8462231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax).
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LANDSCAPE, construction, paving stones, tie walls, lawn maint. 20+ yrs exp. Call John (250)804-6190
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Home Care 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
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Peterson ) Laura’s Homemade Pies ) Orchards Available frozen
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Qualiﬁcations: • Post-secondary education with 5 - 7 years parts and inventory management exp. Any combo of education and exp.may be considered. • Strong knowledge of the Komatsu product line and the products SMS currently service is an asset. • Exc. managerial skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of industry logistic and manufacturing issues.
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: email@example.com
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Cell 833-8009 Home 836-4154 Serving Sicamous & Area for 20+ Years
Pets & Livestock
Feed & Hay HAY Alfalfa/grass mix 1st cut $4.00. Second cut $6.00 Rick (250)833-4523
Livestock Weiner Pigs for sale $100 250-832-1089
Pets N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: www.nandtcaninecare.ca 250-835-0136 PUREBRED Great Pyrenees puppies ready to go, 8wks old. First shots & vet check, excellent family guardian dogs $500. ea (250)832-5956 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136
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$100 & Under 2 Goodyear Nordic Tires 185/65R15, purchased midwinter last year, 90% wear at most $75 250-832-6765 Muscovy Ducks Exc Backyard Pets/mosquito control and beautiful Big eggs $20/ea $30/pair 250-540-0744
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Garage Sales SAT Oct 19 & Sun Oct 20th, 9am-4pm 2615 Golf Crs Dr, Blind Bay. Tools, furn & hshld.
WHITE Lake Indoor Sale. 3202 White Lake Rd., Oct.19, 10-3, antique furn., Xmas decor, perennials, household, etc
2 wooden single bed frames $30 each. (250)832-9256
Houses For Sale
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Cottages / Cabins
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, firstname.lastname@example.org NIKON D90 Digital Camera Body. 12 Mega Pixels. Excellent cond. $300 250-517-8087 RECONDITIONED wood heaters, birch lumber & saw guides (250)835-8466 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca TOYOTA 15” rims, set of 4, fits Yaris, Prius, Corolla 4x100mm bolt pattern, like new $110. (250)832-5029
Truck Topper fits 2004 Chev short box exc cond. 250-8365193
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
3BDRM. townhouse, 1.5bath, full bsmt., W/D, walk to DT SA, availability flexible, No Dogs, $950/mo. (250)819-6966
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
Free Items Mother hen with 8 chicks. 250-833-4395
Real Estate Business for Sale R E C E I V I N G / F O RWA R D / STORAGE warehouse SA Industrial Park 250-253-6642
For Sale By Owner THANKSGIVING SPECIAL GREAT 1981 MOBILE HOME - PERFECT PRICE! $50,000 2bdr w/din.rm in S.A. INFO: http://bit.ly/12UATU6 or call/text 250-540-8358
Houses For Sale Care-free living! 2 bedroom, 2 bath + den townhouse with a garage All one level Overlooks green space and has a lovely porch area New flooring, paint, fridge, stove and water heater see pictures at www.propertyguys.com sign#64890 $202,000. Call (250)832-6765
Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055. www.copperridge.ca
Notice to Creditors and Others Re: The estate of Eva Florence Compton, deceased, formerly of Salmon Arm, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Eva Florence Compton are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor c/o Landmark Law Group 780 – 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before November 29, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.
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Rentals Acreage 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 1BDRM. apartment, close to down town, adults, NS, NP, references req.(250)833-6855 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
Cottages / Cabins 2 BDRM. COTTAGE in Sicamous. $595/mo. int.&cable incl NP NS ND Refs. req. 250832-4429 or 250-804-1457. Gleneden small 1 bdrm cabin for quiet single person, country living F/S $475/mo plus util Oct 15 250-832-0218
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 www.sd83.bc.ca Quotation process closes at 12:00 PM October 18, 2013. Further information can be obtained via email to email@example.com.
Homes for Rent 2BDRM home w/basement on shared acreage, North Canoe NS, NP, avail. Nov. 1st, $950/mo (250)833-4515 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 www.shuswaplake.net
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Storage 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Suites, Lower 1 Bdrm Close to town Self contained W/O W/D DW garage & Workshop NS Ref’s $850+Util 250-833-9383 1BDRM HILLCREST: Level entry, util. Wifi and cable incl., laundry, NS, NP, avail. immed. $650/mo. (250)832-2052 1Bdrm inc Util Cable 5 appl. Uptown close to College & Shopping Private Entr & Parking $800 Avail Nov 1st 250-832-9341 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 Bachelor suite Sunnybrae Lakeview . NS / NP. $475/mo. Private patio, quiet & serene. 250-832-9179 BRIGHT, modern 1 bdrm legal suite in walkout with patio & yard in 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 15th. $850.00/mth plus dd. To view please call (250) 804-0095.
LARGE bach, own ent, F/S, shared W/D, all util/cab/int. incl. NS, $650.(250)804-3001 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 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 $900/mo. (250)675-3250
Cars - Domestic 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlas, low kms, fully equipped, winter tires. $1200 or will trade for scooter (250)832-9990 1995 Pontiac Firefly, runs good, needs muffler $500. obo (250)517-7365 after 6pm
Cars - Sports & Imports 1991 Lexus 4 dr. Sedan Runs well! Collector car. Taking offers. 250-463-2942
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