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Out of place in the garden Police and ambulance crews respond to a two-vehicle accident Sunday, Nov. 24 at 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of Shuswap Street and 10th Avenue SE. A driver failed to yield to the oncoming vehicle at the stop sign, which caused the collision. The pickup truck ended up going through a fence and into the Community Garden, while the car knocked out a speed sign and struck a residence in the housing complex on the opposite side of the street. The occupants of both vehicles were taken to hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. The offending driver was issued a ticket for failing to yield. James murray/OBSeRVeR

Recycling rejection costs taxpayers Provincial program: Council opts out of plan which would have given residents a $34 rebate. By Lachlan Labere OBSeRVeR STAFF

For Salmon Arm council, a $37.25 per household incentive to enter into a new, provincewide recycling program didn’t outweigh the risk inherent to the contract. Back in August, council agreed to sign a letter of intent to take part in a program being set up by Multi Material Bc (MMBc), a non-profit stewardship organization created by industry to fulfill B.c.’s recycling regulation related to printed material and packaging. On Monday, however, when it came to signing on the dotted line of the actual contract, a council majority – Mayor Nancy cooper and couns. Alan Harrison, Ken Jamieson and Marg Kentel, voted to opt out. MMBc’s program, set to begin May 19, would have worked in conjunction with the city’s exist-

ing recyclable collection program, with a somewhat expanded list acceptable materials, including Tetrapacks and clamshell packaging. As part of its five-year contract with MMBc, the city would have received an annual financial incentive of $37.25 per participating household (6,000 in total), $2.50 of which would have gone towards administration and 75 cents to education. The remaining $34 would have been distributed to participating households in the form of a rebate on their annual recycling bill. While city staff were supportive of council signing the letter of intent, they recommended against signing the actual contract. city engineering and public works director Rob Niewenhuizen explained that, overall, staff thought they could work the proposed program within the contracts the city has for its current curbside program, and that most operating

concerns could be mitigated and Niewenhuizen later noted that are “sort of low risk.” But he add- if the city doesn’t sign the coned staff are also concerned with tract by the end of the November, language in the contract that pos- as required by MMBc, the city’s es a significant risk and liability to recycling program would continthe city. He explained there’s an ue status quo. ‘entire contract’ clause that would coun. chad eliason said he felt negate all written and verbal risk to the city would be minimal, agreements already and he supported the in place between city signing the conMMBc and the city. tract. Both he and In addition, there’s an coun. debbie canindemnity clause that non said the amount Niewenhuizen said the city would rewould open the city ceive for public eduto liability outside of cation was a crucial its control. component. Regarding the vercoun. Alan HarChad Eliason bal/written agreerison, however, reaments, Niewenhuizen soned the cash incenin favour of suggested MMBc is tive isn’t worth the contract reluctant to acknowlpotential risk. edge these as they’d “If we give up have to do the same for every $34 per household, that’s about community, and wouldn’t have $204,000… and it sounds like time to re-word every contract by a lot of money, but if something May 19. goes wrong and we get involved

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in some type of legal problem, we already know that $204,000 is not very much money,” said Harrison. Asked if there is an opt-out clause to the contract, Niewenhuizen said there is a 180-day notification clause that could end the contract without penalty. In addition to their recommendation against signing the contract, staff also recommended another motion by council to seek to extend the signing deadline with MMBc, as well as forwarding a report to the union of B.c. Municipalities, so they can “continue to intervene in this issue and hopefully resolve it before the next opt-in deadline.” council supported both recommendations, as well as an amendment suggested by Jamieson to include May 2014 as signing deadline with the hope that Salmon Arm could still come onboard if a more favourable contract was presented.

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Voters can petition city if opposed to land lease By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

It will be up to Salmon Arm residents to decide if the city should enter a 10-year lease agreement for land that may eventually be used in the construction of an underpass. On Monday, city council agreed to initiate an alternative approval process in order to enter into a lease with WH Laird Holdings Ltd. for properties at 641 and 621 Ross Street NE (across from Harbourfront Family Chiropractic and adjacent to the railway tracks). The city would pay $33,000 annually for a term of 10 years, with an option to renew for an additional five years. According to staff, the lots could be used for parking “or some other public use, including a staging area for

the construction of the Ross Street underpass.” City corporate officer Corey Paiement explained that the length of the lease and the related cost necessitates approval of the electorate, which could be sought through referendum or alternative approval process. He said staff recommended the latter as it takes less time and costs “much less for the city.” “Essentially, what that sets up is 10 per cent of the electors in Salmon Arm, the number being 1,361. If we were to receive electoral response forms numbering that number, then council could not proceed with the proposed lease agreement,” said Paiement. “Your option at that point in time would be to pursue a referendum at a future date.” Advertising for the


approval process would commence Nov. 27, and response forms would be available at city hall, to be returned by 4 p.m., Jan. 10, 2014. Couns. Denise Reimer and Alan Harrison said they supported staff’s recommendation, but stressed they would push for a referendum when it comes to actually constructing an underpass. “While I’m willing to support an alternative process here, I certainly wouldn’t be for the borrowing of the actual underpass, and I don’t want it misinterpreted that because I support this motion I would somehow want to go to a counter-type petition for the actual borrowing of the money,” said Harrison. “I’ve always believed that for that amount of money, we would need to go to referendum.”

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Child sex abuser released from jail

Criminal past: Howard Wayne Jones was arrested in Salmon Arm in 2011. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Deemed a sexual predator by an Ontario judge, 70-year-old Howard Wayne Jones has likely returned to B.C. Jones, who was released from an Ontario prison Nov. 15, was arrested in Salmon Arm on Aug. 8, 2011 on charges of indecent assault on a male and gross indecency. Jones was returned to Ontario, where he faced additional charges of indecent assault on a male and three counts of gross indecency in relation to incidents at the Bennetto Community Centre pool in Hamilton, Ont. in 1967, a private home in Hamilton in 1968 and the Way-J-Boys Ranch in Ancaster, Ont. in 1969. On Nov. 15, Jones pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault and was sentenced to 40 months. He was released the same day for time served. Hamilton Police Detective Dave Oleniuk said Monday that Jones showed no remorse, nor offered any comment in court. “We have every reason to believe there are more victims,” said Oleniuk, noting one man’s premature death in his 50s due to a drug problem was attributed by his family to Jones.

Even though that evidence is circumstantial, Oleniuk said comments by the victims could support the theory. “There could have been another 20 judging by what the victims told me, and the judge acknowledged there were more. She called him a predator to his face.” And Oleniuk says he thinks it is highly likely Jones had re-offended during the 1970s when he lived in B.C. “I would find it highly surprising if there weren’t more victims,” he said. Following the trial, Oleniuk said Jones did indicate he was planning to return to B.C. But Salmon Arm RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane says he has no information on Jones’ release or current living arrangements. Jones has been placed on Canada’s Sexual Predator Registry for a period of 20 years. As such, he is required to register or notify the local registration centre annually and every time he changes addresses or legal name. People convicted of a sex offence are also required to keep local police up-to-date on information such as addresses and telephone numbers, aliases and identifying marks and tattoos.

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Hydro rates to climb The first of a series of BC Hydro rate increases takes effect in April 2014, adding $8 a month to the average residential power bill. Rate increases of nine per cent next year and six per cent in 2015

are the highest of a series of increases over five years announced Tuesday by Energy Minister Bill Bennett. The B.C. Utilities Commission will be directed to set rate increases that total up to

28 per cent over the next five years, then determine what rates are needed for the following five years, Bennett said. Commercial rates are going up the same amount.

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Mayes ponders his political future By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes is on the fence about his future in politics. Responding to rumours he may run for mayor of Salmon Arm in 2014 which were raised by Salmon Arm blogger Tim Lavery, Mayes issued a short statement posted to the Aim High blog. “My future political life is yet undecided. Yes, a number of people have asked me if I would run for mayor in 2014. To do so, I would need to retire from my MP position 12 months before my term is complete,” he wrote in the statement. “I have also had many more people ask me to run for one more term as a Member of Parliament. My children and wife support me on either decision although my children n mo

Yes, a number of people have asked me if I would run for mayor in 2014. To do so, I would need to retire from my MP position 12 months before my term is complete. prefer the latter and my wife the former.” Mayes was first elected to serve in Ottawa in 2006. He was

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(NC) Does this sound familiar? “I have a decent income but I feel like I’m just keeping my head above water. I don’t know where the money goes!” Many of us can identify with such a comment but we don’t have to feel this way. An extensive grassroots effort coordinated by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is underway, aimed at helping residents in communities across the country strengthen their financial skills. The outreach initiative is called Community Connect and draws upon the expertise of professional accountants by having them conduct financially-focused seminars in their respective communities. “We are strongly encouraged by the initial interest of those willing to volunteer their time to help others gain more financial confidence,” says Cairine Wilson, the vice-president of member services with CPA Canada.

Community Connect has a simple goal: To provide free, unbiased, straight-forward information sessions to any group or organization requesting a session. There are no commissions, fees or referrals; in fact, it is a priority to ensure any session is as neutral as it is helpful. “People want advice from someone with integrity and who is unbiased,” explains volunteer Gord Higgins, CPA, CA. CPA Canada has produced materials to


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cational, cultural or hobby environment. Participants have been impressed. Their comments have shown a real appreciation for the practical advice they’ve received. “Financial literacy is good for individuals, families and businesses. It creates prosperity for our entire society,” adds volunteer Arun Mathur, CPA, CA. More information can be obtained by emailing communityconnect@cpacanada. ca.




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Industrial burns prompt 911 calls




items stolen from home On Nov. 21, Salmon Arm RCMP received a report of a residential break-in on 2nd Avenue NE. Thieves pried open a patio door while the homeowner was away and stole a number of household items. The police investigation into this incident is continuing.

Truck taken Police were advised on Nov. 20 that a pick-up truck had been stolen overnight from the 900 block of the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm. The vehicle has yet to be recovered.

Naked, but not found A recent cold snap didn’t stop a nudist, although possibly he only made a short jaunt before returning indoors. On Nov. 19 at approximately 11 p.m., Salmon Arm RCMP received a report of a naked male on Harbourfront Road. Police responded to the call but the nude man was not located.

Numerous driving infractions On Nov. 22, at 11:30 p.m., police stopped a vehicle near Lakeshore Road in Salmon Arm. The 34-year-old male driver from Salmon Arm was found to be impaired. He was already disqualified from driving because of a previous offence. The vehicle was impounded and the driver is charged with several driving offences.

intoxicated driver RCMP stopped a vehicle on Okanagan Avenue on Nov. 23 at 2:30 a.m. The 20-year-old female driver from Salmon Arm was found to be impaired. Her driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle, which was registered to another person, was impounded.

Alcohol equals impoundment On Nov. 23 at 2:45 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on 4th Street NE. The 30-year-old male driver from Salmon Arm was found to be impaired. His driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle was impounded.


If you see fire up in the hills, don’t panic. Forest protection staff are reminding the public that this is the time of year that forest companies burn their oftenextensive wood waste piles, a process that may be accompanied by spectacular flames. Over the past several weeks, the Salmon Arm Fire Department has been dispatched to fires reported by worried members of the public who have called 911 mistaking them for brush or wildfires. “But, as much of a nuisance as it has been a couple of times, we’d rather be safe than sorry,” says Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley. “We certainly don’t want to have the public not call if they think it is something we should attend to.” All large burns must be registered with the province and fire protection officer Larry Osachoff says there are more than 180 burns registered in the Salmon Arm Fire Zone alone. “This year for some reason there has been an increased number of people panicking,” he says, noting industrial burns are carefully planned and monitored. On Nov. 1 the Kamloops Fire Centre issued a press release advising members of the public that weather conditions make it safe to burn debris piles. This also reduces wildfire risk for the upcoming fire season.

“More than 1,690 burn registration numbers have been issued throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, which means several projects will be occurring until date-driven open burning restrictions come back into effect next spring,” says the release. Osachoff adds that with recent rains and now snow at higher elevations, there is very

But, as much of a nuisance as it has been a couple of times, we’d rather be safe than sorry.

Brad Shirley Salmon arm Fire ChieF little risk that the slash burns will spread. “There are people

who don’t burn without snow,” he says. “Industry or landowners, they

meet the requirements and there’s less chance of a fire even going two feet.” When smoke is reported by the public, burn registration numbers are used to pinpoint active, compliant burn operations so that officials do not investigate smoke reports as possible wildfires.   To view registered burns, visit bcwildfire. ca.


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Tracy Hughes

More than just a princess “It’s time to change We deserve to see a range Because all our toys look just the same And we would like to use our brains We are all more than princess maids ...” It’s the rallying cry of a viral video set to the tune of the Beastie Boys rap hit, Girls, that has had more than a million hits in the past few days and is helping to dramatically boost the sales of GoldieBlox, the product it features. I’d recommend checking out the video yourself. Just plug GoldieBlox into your search engine and you’ll get the link. GoldieBlox is the creation of Stanford engineering grad Debbie Sterling, who has made it her mission to narrow the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math careers. I first heard about Stirling and her GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine toy from another video, in which she made a plea for enough people to commit to purchasing her product to get her the $150,000 she needed to put it into mass production. I was instantly swayed by her drive to not simply try and feminize a “boys” toy by making it pink. Instead, she did her research and discovered that while boys show a preference for building things, little girls have a strong affinity for reading. So to encourage girls to participate in the building process, she added a storybook to the equation. The toy set includes the story of its heroine, GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine, five characters who are Goldie’s friends and a building kit that includes plastic knobs, pins and ribbon. As Goldie’s story unfolds, she builds different devices that help her accomplish certain tasks and the girls build along with her. Now this was a toy I could really embrace. As Stirling’s marketing slogan also points out, I want both my daughters to know they are “more than just a princess.” So we decided to take a leap of faith, put down our money and order the as-yet unproduced product. Time and Christmas went by and we forgot we’d even ordered it until the day it arrived, as promised. Stirling had attracted enough investors and put her toy into production. We had one of the very first models. GoldieBlox has been a big hit at my house, with my daughter getting a lot of satisfaction at creating the simple spinning machines while she reads along. We’re now excited to add GoldieBlox’s next adventure to our set. I am sure with the wild success of this two-minute commercial, thousands of little girls now will get the chance to experience something a little bit different than they might get in the “pink aisle” of the toy store. “Girls to build the spaceships Girls to code the new app Girls to grow up knowing that they can engineer that...” That’s a powerful message – I hope that goes viral too.

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Remember the season of giving There may not be snow on the ground, but Christmas is definitely in the air. You may have taken advantage of the recent spell of dry weather to put up decorative lights. The Santas are now all ensconced at local malls. And the hype for seasonal sales is building. It’s hard to escape the commercial trappings of Christmas. Nor should we. Livelihoods depend on it. But amidst the hustle and bustle of the next month, it’s important to take some time out to think about, and reach out to, those who don’t have the means to indulge, who can’t afford to get their kids the latest toy sensation, who don’t have proper winter coats in their closets, who can’t put a holiday feast on their dinner table, who may not even have a home to keep them warm. There’s no shortage of groups and organiza-

tions who work hard all year to help make life a little easier for people who are struggling. Those struggles are magnified in the holiday season, and all the expectations it brings. For those of us hustling from store to store, fulfilling wish lists, it takes but a moment to drop some spare change into the Salvation Army red kettle at the front door, or to drop a winter coat, mittens or hats at a business holding a coat drive, or to place a few cans of hearty soup in the food bank box at the grocery store. Better yet, pitch in by volunteering some time and energy to those worthy groups. They’re small gestures but for those on the receiving end, they’re blessings. And isn’t that what Christmas is all about? –Black Press

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The Observer asked: What do you think of the plan to build an underpass at Ross Street?

Colleen Stevenson It’s a no brainer. It’s needed for a whole variety of reasons.”

Cynthia Stubbins “They really do need access for emergency vehicles to both sides.”

Fabienne Mathis “First they need to do something about traffic lights in the downtown area and rerouting vehicles.”

Paul Cancade “With development comes the need for vehicles to cross the tracks. It’s that simple.”

Ted Bocking “How are they going to keep the water out?”

Carbon neutral Highway bypass promoted scheme’s sinking BC VIEWS

Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Two days after Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced the demise of the Pacific Carbon Trust, the public accounts committee convened at the legislature to pound a few more nails into its carbon-sequestering coffin. Assistant Auditor General Morris Sydor was there to defend his report from last March that concluded the B.C. government was not “carbon neutral” in 2010, because the trust paid $6 million for hastily arranged offset projects that were not valid. An Encana Corp. gas flaring reduction project at Fort Nelson and a forest preserve in the Kootenays would have proceeded  without assistance from a $25 a tonne carbon fee imposed on hospitals, universities, colleges and, until last year, school districts. In fact they did proceed without this subsidy. The government continues to deny this, but not many people believe them. The Pacific Carbon Trust’s functions will continue, Bennett said. Instead of a board of directors and 18 staff, five people headed by an assistant deputy minister will evaluate projects and bestow millions taken from college, university and health authority budgets each year. B.C.’s school districts are still paying $5 million a year to offset such nefarious activities as heating their schools. But now the money goes into a “Carbon Neutral Capital Program,” and districts apply to get their money back for emission-reducing projects. This is going so well, according to Bennett, that post-secondary institutions and health authorities will be converted to a similar program in the years ahead. How is that school program going?

Here are some examples. The Coast Mountains School District around Terrace paid $66,452 for carbon offsets last year. It got back most of its three years of offset payments as a grant to complete a boiler upgrade for its Kitimat high school. Abbotsford and Nanaimo school districts each have to pay about $100,000 a year. They got money back for boiler upgrades as well, although officials say that would not have been the top priority for spending, if it hadn’t been for the program that forces districts to spend grants immediately on emission reduction. Leaving aside the distortion of spending priorities caused by this restrictive tax-and-spend scheme, what happens when they run out of boilers to upgrade? And has it occurred to the government’s “carbon neutral” braintrust that those new boilers are still burning natural gas? This program is about to be foisted onto universities and hospitals. Does anyone actually believe that heating hospitals and college classrooms is a key driver of global warming? Presumably our carbon czars know that 40 per cent of B.C.’s human-generated greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation, and a few electric cars for school district staff aren’t going to change that. In hindsight, this “carbon neutral government” scheme is perhaps the worst single idea implemented in 12 years of B.C. Liberal government. Gordon Campbell’s grand vision of a province where government sets the green standard and the private sector economy follows has not worked. The NDP presented a motion in April 2012 to relieve hospitals, colleges and universities of their carbon offset obligation. The idea was supported by a B.C. Liberal backbencher, who argued that B.C. should also scrap the carbon tax and quit pretending it can change the climate. His name? Bill Bennett.

Forget the Salmon River Bridge – we need to think a little bigger. As a community we need to begin discussion and planning for a bypass route for the TransCanada Highway through or around Salmon Arm. I cannot believe there are still people in this community who want the highway or, as I call it, the “TransCanada Trail,” to pass through the downtown area. This creates major unnecessary congestion in the downtown area. Currently the downtown core is

surrounded by the highway on the south side and the railway on the north side, restricting its expansion. Why do we need to funnel at least 1,300 vehicles through the downtown when these vehicles have no intention of stopping and do not want to stop as they travel through to their destination? We now have the distinction of having almost twice as many highway traffic lights when travelling through Salmon Arm (eight signal lights out of a total of 19) on the entire major route from

the Alberta border to Vancouver. This has to be very frustrating for long-distance travellers. I have yet to see a city or community in North America lose business because a ring road or bypass route has been built. Examples within our own province such as Chilliwack, Hope and Chase are still thriving after a bypass has been constructed. Let’s get organized and press some buttons to make this a reality. Doug Hlina

Harper makes lame-duck excuses Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack. Justin Trudeau admitted to smoking pot. Stephen Harper can’t admit he has become a Conservative crackpot. Canadians suspected Mister Harper was blowing smoke when he first denied having any involvement in the Senate scandal.

When his strategy of deny-deny-deny started to crack from all the political heat, our sanctimonious Prime Minister crucified Nigel Wright. Day by day Stephen Harper’s duplicitous duck-and-weave defence is being stripped away. Someone once said “those without moral principles usually

wrap a flag around themselves.” Before Mister Harper is totally exposed (or perhaps deposed), he will probably wrap himself in our flag and proclaim he was only doing what was best for Canada. Yeah, Wright … I mean, right! Lloyd Atkins

Partnership threatens Internet freedom Canadian government officials are working with those from 11 other nations to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I am very concerned about the TPP, which is currently being negotiated without public input. We know from documents revealed by Wikileaks that the TPP includes an Internet censorship plan that would make the Internet more policed, expensive and censored. Experts have pointed out that under the TPP, “kids could be sent to jail for downloading” and whole families could be kicked off the Internet. It would force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to become Internet

police and monitor my Internet use, censor website content, and remove entire websites from my view. It would also hinder our ability to access information and criminalize our everday use of the Internet. As a concerned citizen, I am speaking out for a free and open Internet. The TPP would also limit accessibility for disabled people. Visually impaired or deaf people would be criminalized for circumventing digital locks on any digital materials they have purchased. This means they would be unable to convert them to braille, audio, or other accessible formats. In addition, the TPP’s proposal to force ISPs to install costly

and invasive surveillance equipment into their networks gravely worries me. These added costs would drive up everyone’s Internet bills and could force smaller independent Internet providers out of business. I believe that Internet access is a right and should be kept open and affordable for everyone. Already over 120,000 have signed the Say No to Internet Censorship petition. I encourage everyone to learn more about TPP Internet Censorship before it’s too late at this website: John Milne



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Hon. E.D. Barrow, minister of Agriculture, commenting on the agricultural crisis in British Columbia, declared himself opposed to government financing and “paternalism” to farmers. He said the farmers should be giving the opportunity of steering their own course. It was his view that closer co-operation and better organized marketing were the two agencies that would hasten the return of agricultural prosperity. He went on to say that is was a pity there was no law would permit the government to deport farmers who would not co-operate.


Many Observer readers were expressing strong opinions on an approaching plebiscite. Whether or not Salmon Arm would have a beer parlour was to be decided by the people of the city and district. W. Grant of the Regent Hotel said beer brings happiness and George West claimed it was a business which has none of the good and but all the evil in its train.


W.E. Meek, J.C. Hanna and E. Twentyman were chosen delegates to the Fruit Growers meeting held in Kelowna. Lloyd Askew, home on leave from training camp in Edmonton, stated that Roy Williston, former Salmon Arm boy was stationed at Edmonton also, and had passed his pilot’s test with honours.


A flasher traffic light was installed at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and Alexander Avenue. Mayor W.K. Smith and Reeve E.C. Turner were re-elected for two-year terms by acclamation. Top honours in the Rotary Club’s annual Search for Talent went to three sisters, ranging from seven to 11 years. They were Sheryle, Darlene and Diana Beckley, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Beckley of Salmon Arm.

Serving others in faraway places By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF


uman security and peace-building are values Grant Tosh holds in high esteem. They are values that earned Tosh a $2,000 Coast Capital Citizenship Award for his extensive volunteer work in Laos. In an email interview, Tosh explains that he is working for the Bamboo School Foundation, a German-based nongovernmental organization. Tosh’s team works in remote rural villages that have little access to public health care, education, water and sanitation, roads, or electricity. “In the same era as the Vietnam War, the United States waged a ‘secret war’ on Laos, dropping 270 million cluster bombs, making Laos the most bombed country in the world per capita,” he says, noting 80 million of these bombs failed to explode. “This contamination is now a major cause of poverty, preventing people from using land and denying access to basic services such as health care and education, as well as accounting for tens of thousands of casualties in the post-war period.” Grant is currently evaluating the impacts of the foundation’s past projects, including the construction of schools, dormitories, water systems, and health clinics in remote mountain communities, as well as their health and hygiene training programs and outreach services.

“In the past three years I have been involved in the co-ordination and implementation of many of these projects, so it is especially interesting for me to understand what impacts on villagers these projects have had, and how we can improve in the future,” he says. “This PHOTO CONTRIBUTED evaluation also fulfills the Collaboration: Tosh Grant conducts a health survey requirements of my primary research project towards the with a village chief in a remote community in Laos. completion of my masters.” Grant is currently working distant parts of the globe, Following graduation from toward his masters degree in including a year of primary Salmon Arm Secondary, Human Security and Peace school in Australia. Grant earned a BA in social Building at Royal Roads UniThese adventures with his sciences and anthropology versity. parents, Ian and Linda Grant, from UVic. After complet“It adopts ideologies from are what inspired his love of ing his MA, Grant plans to human rights, human devel- travel and interest in other continue working in the field opment, international devel- cultures and ways of life. of social development and opment, and conflict resolu“I am also grateful to have poverty alleviation with larger tion, as well as others,” he experienced traveling and organizations such as those says. “The ultimate goal of living in many countries and affiliated with the United Nathe human security approach with living outside of a capi- tions. is to protect the vital core of talist system, such as in Laos, Originally hoping to work all human lives in sustainable where values reflect interde- with the Canadian Internaand equitable ways that ful- pendency and importance of tional Development Agency fills basic needs and enhances family, community, the natu- (CIDA), Grant was disaphuman freedoms and human ral environment, as well as the pointed that the Harper govfulfillment.” importance of enjoying life ernment merged the departGrant says he is honoured and rather than striving ardu- ment with the Department of to be recognized by Vancou- ously to gain material posses- Foreign Affairs, Trade, and ver’s large credit union. sions at the expense of others, Development (DFAIT). “I appreciate the recogni- and the expense of one’s own He says the move takes tion Coast Capital Savings physical and psychological away much of the autonomy has given me for my contribu- well-being,” he says, con- and funding and puts greater tion and commitment to the demning “the common defini- emphasis on commerce obcauses I care about,” he says. tion of progress or modernity jectives than on social develDespite the fact he is away as meaning technological and opment or poverty alleviation. for long periods of time, economic advancement.” “It shows the world that our Grant, who attended local While Laos has been priorities here in Canada are Silver Creek Elementary, JL Grant’s part-time home for the increasingly based on ecoJackson and Salmon Arm past five years, his family’s nomic gain rather than fulfillSecondary, still calls the Silver Creek home is where ing the basic needs and social Shuswap home. he lives for four months every needs of our own populaBut Grant is well-travelled year and where the “biggest tion and of others around the having taken many trips to piece of his heart” resides. world,” he says.

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City News and Public Notices

Grants-in-aid – non-Profit orGanizations The City of Salmon Arm supports voluntary non-profit organizations each year by allocating, through the Annual Budget process, a contribution to the Shuswap Community Foundation for distribution as cash grants within the community.

Grant applications are evaluated and awarded by the Shuswap Community Foundation Committee. The deadline for applications for a grant in 2014 is December 31, 2013. Application forms are available at For more information contact Shuswap Community Foundation at 250-832-5428.

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm proposes to enter into a lease agreement with WH Laird Holdings Ltd. for a ten (10) year term beginning in 2014, with an option for the City to renew the lease for one (1) five (5) year term. The purpose of the lease is for the City to use Lots 8 and 9, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan KAP57618 (641 and 621 Ross Street NE) for parking or some other public use, including as a staging area for the construction of the Ross Street underpass. The liability proposed to be incurred during the initial term of the lease agreement is as follows: 1. Annual Rent - $33,000.00 (plus applicable taxes); 2. City of Salmon Arm is responsible for annual property taxes; and 3. Fifteen (15) parking stalls are to be reserved on the properties for the use of the landlord. The lease agreement can be viewed at City Hall from November 27, 2013 to 4:00 p.m. January 10, 2014. Other considerations. The City of Salmon Arm has an agreement with the owner of Lot 9, Plan KAP57618 (621 Ross Street NE) that is WH Laird Holdings Ltd. and the owner of Lot 1, Plan 33976 (111 Lakeshore Drive NE) that is Shuswap Park Holdings Ltd. for the City to acquire land necessary (road dedication and statutory rights of way) for the construction of the Ross Street underpass. Outside of the annual rent to be paid through the lease agreement, there are no land costs to be paid by the City for these land acquisitions. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the provisions of Sections 175 of the Community Charter, the Council of the City of Salmon Arm may enter into the lease agreement for a ten (10) year term beginning in 2014, with an option for the City to renew the lease for one (1) five (5) year term, with WH Laird Holdings Ltd. unless, by 4:00 pm. January 10, 2014 at least 10% (1,361) of the electors request that Council not enter into the lease agreement, unless it is approved by assent of the electors. If less than 10% (1,361) of the electors request Council not to enter into the lease agreement, unless it is approved by assent of the electors, the Council of the City of Salmon Arm may execute the lease agreement. Any elector wishing to request that Council to not enter into the lease agreement for a ten (10) year term beginning in 2014, with an option for the City to renew the lease for one (1) five (5) year term, with WH Laird Holdings Ltd., unless it is approved by assent of the electors, must sign and submit an Elector Response Form. Copies of Elector Response Forms are available at the City of Salmon Arm City Hall. Instructions to Electors: The Community Charter of the Province of British Columbia requires that in order for an Elector Response to be valid: 1. The person signing the Elector Response Form is an eligible elector of the City of Salmon Arm; 2. The form must include full name, residential address and signature of the elector; and

3. If signing as a Property Elector (non-resident), full residential address of property in Salmon Arm must be entered, as well as your residential address. Elector Response Forms may be submitted by mail or person to City of Salmon Arm City Hall by no later than 4:00 p.m. January 10, 2014 to the address noted below. Postmarks will not be accepted as date of submission. Corporate Officer, City of Salmon Arm, 500 - 2nd Avenue NE, Box 40, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 AND FURTHER THAT this is the first of two publications of this Notice. Corey Paiement Corporate Officer

PUBLiC notiCE Pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the complete 2014 Regular Council Meeting Schedule for the City of Salmon Arm Council is available to the public at the Salmon Arm City Hall and on the City of Salmon Arm website at Council Meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month. The meeting begins at 2:30 p.m. for legislative and administrative matters and reconvenes at 7:00 p.m. for items requiring public input. The deadline for Council

2014 doG LiCEnCEs

Spayed or Neutered, All Breeds $ 17.00 Not Spayed or Neutered, All Breeds $ 35.00 A discount of $5.00 per licence will be allowed if paid on or before February 17, 2014.

agenda information is 12:00 noon on the Tuesday prior to the meeting. Where such Monday is a statutory holiday, the meetings are held the next day. Meetings are held in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 500 – 2 Avenue NE and are open to the general public. The current agenda and previous Council Meeting Minutes are available on-line at Corey Paiement, RPP Corporate Officer

Dog licences are available at the following locations: Animal House, Canoe General Store, City of Salmon Arm, Ed’s World of Critters, and K-9 Control. Dog licences are required for all dogs over six months of age.

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Mayes pipes up on pot debate By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

A campaign to legalize marijuana won’t be getting the support of Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative MP Colin Mayes. In a Nov. 20 speech to the House of Commons, Mayes spoke of the city receiving funding from the municipal infrastructure improvement fund to replace the 30-year-old boiler for the swimming pool at the SASCU Recreation Centre. “Last Saturday evening, I took seven of my 10 grandchildren to the pool,” Mayes told the assembled MPs. “It was great to watch all the children enjoy the wholesome fun this wonderful facility provides. As I watched everyone, I thought that providing resources to communities for these types of activities for children and families is a priority of good government.” But his speech was not only to highlight the improvements to the city’s recreational facilities, as Mayes went on to raise the issue of illegal drugs.

Council satisfied with costs The cost for water and sewer is one of the best deals in town according to city council. On Monday, council approved bylaws relating to a two-per cent increase for the provision of both functions, which amounts to a monthly charge of $21.38 per private dwelling for water, and $23.41 for sewer. Coun. Alan Harrison noted council has not increased the cost of these for the past three years, and called the two percent reasonable. Coun. Chad Eliason noted how for under $60 a month, residents get sewer, water and recyclable collection. “That’s less than you pay for Internet…,” he said.

“Then the thought came to me: why would any political party want to legalize marijuana, which would only destroy children’s lives and families? Is it not the duty of government to protect the health and safety of its citizens?” he asked. “I said a little prayer while I stood at the poolside. I petitioned that our grandchildren would never live under a government that

Then the thought came to me: why would any political party want to legalize marijuana, which would only destroy children’s lives and families?

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would legalize marijuana,” he finished. Mayes’ remarks come following widely circulated statements from Justin Trudeau, leader to the Liberal Party of Canada, in support of the decriminalization of marijuana. Trudeau has also spoken previously about the failure of the war on drugs, the prospect of legalization and the health effects of pot.

Columbia Shuswap Regional District IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR DOG OWNERS IN ELECTORAL AREA ‘C’ AND THE RANCHERO AREA OF ELECTORAL AREA ‘D’ Every person who owns or harbours a dog (over the age of 4 months) in these locations must register their dog and purchase a licence before January 31st each year: (includes locations in and around Tappen, Sunnybrae, Carlin, White Lake, Eagle Bay, Sorrento, Notch Hill, Blind Bay and Ranchero). ANNUAL DOG LICENCES FEES Spayed Females/Neutered males $ 15.00 each Unaltered male/female $ 50.00 each Kennel Licence (more than two dogs also $200.00 must have appropriate zoning) * For information on kennel licences, contact the CSRD at 250.832.8194 or 1.888.248.2773 (toll free). Dog licences may be purchased at any of the following locations: Blind Bay Country Market, Blind Bay Village Grocery, Sorrento Petro Canada, Critters Pet Supply, K9 Control and the CSRD Office. For more information, please contact: K9 Dog Control 4790 Haney Road Vernon BC V1H 1P6 T: 250.833.8492

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City News and Public Notic es EqUIPMENT FOR SALE The City of Salmon Arm is selling equipment that is no longer required by the Operations Department, as follows; ➣ 1993 Ford Tempo - Serial No. 2FABP36X2PB113621 ➣ Minimum Upset Price (Bid) - $250.00 • 4 Door Sedan • 171,190 Kilometers ➣ 2005 Walker Zero Radius Ride on Walker on Mower (Command Pro 26) - Model No. MTGHC Serial No. 75403 ➣ Minimum Upset Price (Bid) - $100.00 • 1391.2 Hours ➣ 1996 Johnson Street Sweeper - Model No. V3000 SP - Serial No. 1JSVM3H24TC041013 ➣ Minimum Upset Price (Bid) - $500.00 • 39,000 Kilometres • 6,306 Hours • Front Engine (390 Ford) 5 Speed Transmission • Perkins Diesel Engine (6 Cylinder) with Hydrostatic Drive ➣ 1981 GMC - Model 7000 - Serial No. 1GDL01B2BV576917 ➣ Minimum Upset Price (Bid) - $250 • 64,100 Miles • 366 Engine • 5 Speed Transmission and 2 Speed Axle • Honda Powered Hydraulic Pump • Running Water Pump at Rear For Further information regarding the particulars of the equipment or to view, please contact Rob Hein at 250-803-4087.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District invites residents of Electoral Area ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ who wish to serve on their Community Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, to complete and return an Expression of Interest Form. An Expression of Interest Form is available on the CSRD website, or by contacting the Operations Management Department. CSRD Staff will review all submissions and will schedule meetings with all applicants in January.

The City of Salmon Arm will accept sealed bids at: City of Salmon Arm 500 - 2nd Avenue Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Attention Monica Dalziel, Chief Financial Officer until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2013. The bid must be above the minimum upset price noted above and the successful purchaser will be responsible for all costs associated with taking possession of the equipment at the Public Works Yard at 100 - 30 Street SE. The equipment is sold as, where is and is free of all liens and encumbrances.

The Commission will assist the CSRD by ensuring that it receives thoughtful and comprehensive advice from a representative group of individuals from the Parks and Recreation Area with local knowledge and interest in the parks and recreation needs of the community.



Commissioners are required to meet a minimum of four times per year. Terms are two years in duration, commencing on the first scheduled meeting of 2014. Individuals who best satisfy the following requirements will be recommended to the CSRD Board of Directors for appointment: • Interest, leadership and passion for enhancing public enjoyment of parks, trails and green spaces, as well as promoting local stewardship of recreational amenities. • Desire to share knowledge and experience in a range of subjects relevant to community parks and recreation planning, management and development. Please submit a completed Expression of Interest Form by 4:00PM Monday, December 16, 2013 located on the CSRD website, under the tab “Inside the CSRD” - Application Forms/Parks. For further information, please call 250.833.5950 or e-mail

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Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of the City of Salmon Arm to enter into a non-exclusive Licence to Occupy Agreement with the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society for a thirty – seven (37) month term from December 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016 at a rate of $1.00/year. The licensed area is a portion of Lot 10, Plan 3992, Section 15, Township 20, Range 10 (921 – 17 Street SW). The licensed area may only be used for not for profit storage for the licensees’ assets inside the quonset building. For additional information and/or inquiries please contact the office of the undersigned. Corey Paiement, Corporate Officer City of Salmon Arm 500 – 2 Avenue NE, Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 For more information call 250-803-4000 Follow us on twitter @SalmonArmBC

Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Forum focuses on helping kids manage their stress By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

What stresses you out? Noise, lights, deadlines, line-ups, technology and traffic are some of the things a group of 55 parents and educators found stressful in a discussion Thursday night at a seminar on self-regulation. But those things aren’t just adding anxiety for grown ups. They also contribute significantly to stress in children. Laura Paiement, the Healthy Schools Coordinator for School District #83, pointed out that kids are exhibiting symptoms of stress more often and at increasingly earlier ages than ever before. She points to B.C statistics that show 65,000 students in B.C. have some type of diagnosed anxiety issue – that equates to five kids per classroom with a “diagnosed disorder.” Self-regulation is a bit of an education buzzword these days, but what it boils down to is a person’s ability to manage their energy levels, emotions, be-

haviour and attention in ways that are socially acceptable and maintain a person’s well being. Paiement equated it to a balancing scale, where one side has the various stressors in a person’s life. If that side of the scale is not balanced by ways of coping with the stress, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain good health or an ability to function in daily

Sometimes stressors make people push too hard on the accelerator, jump between gears too fast or go too slow to find that optimum speed. This is where self-regulation comes in – it’s using tools and skills to regulate your level of arousal into the optimum zone and, in the case of school, the peak attentiveness for learning. Paiement discussed the many ways peo-

Children are mirrors of our behaviour, and that also means they are a mirror of our stress. If I am running around, stressed, anxious and yelling, how do they behave? Just like me. Laura Paiement HealtHy ScHoolS co-ordinator life. Self-regulation is about both adults and children finding ways to recover from stresses and maintain a healthy balance. An example would be driving a car. If you want a car to run at 50 km/h, you need to adjust your driving on corners or hills to make sure you are not going too fast or too slow.

ple can regulate their senses, from listening to music, deep breathing, looking at peaceful scenery, connecting with loved ones, getting a massage or moving their body. Movement, she stressed, is one of the biggest modulators, noting that it is only in the last 100 years that society has become in-

creasingly sedentary, which is actually a stressor on our bodies that were designed for movement. She biggest message to parents was two-fold: first, get your kids outside and moving their bodies more and, second, for parents to model their own healthy self-regulating strategies, whether it be going for a walk, drinking a cup of tea or having a dance break. “Children are mirrors of our behaviour, and that also means they are a mirror of our stress. If I am running around, stressed, anxious and yelling, how do they behave? Just like me. But if I take a minute, do some deep breathing, or go outside for a walk, that shows them ways to bring themselves back. Children learn from what they see much more than what we tell them.” A second part to Paiement’s self-regulation workshop will take place on Feb. 27 at the School District Education Centre (below Shuswap Middle School) but due to the popularity of Thursday’s event, the location may change. A11

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Changes planned for high school

Education: Public invited to provide input on restructuring plan. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

If you have an opinion on how best to structure grades and classes at Salmon Arm Secondary, there’s still a little time left to express it. Because the scheduling system for the twocampus school is not working, a process is underway to determine how best to restructure the school. If you go to the Salmon Arm Secondary website at www., you’ll see a video called ‘SAS Planning’ that describes the process. Then, to learn more about the direction of SAS and to express your views, go to Input will be received on the website until the end of the month. Sullivan campus principal Rob Mac-

Aulay and Jackson campus principal Reid Findlay explained at a meeting on Nov. 5 that while SAS may boast many positive traits, the scheduling system is not one of them. They said that at most schools, students pick courses and they’re entered into a computer system which plugs courses into a timetable. At SAS, counsellors spend months entering students into courses with a schedule built by hand. That means blocks can’t be moved to reschedule so, if there are conflicts, students can end up with courses they didn’t select. “The scheduling system is broken,” MacAulay said. At the meeting three options were presented: 1) a non-travelling model, where students from grades nine to 12 are at each campus and


students are attached to a campus for the entire year; 2) a junior/senior model and 3) a ‘double block’ model. Due to lack of support for the non-travelling model, just two options are now being considered. The junior/senior model sees almost all grades nine and 10 students at Jackson and grades 11 and 12 at Sullivan. Double block incorporates one class in the morning and one in the afternoon, with classes meeting every second

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day. Students in grades nine to 12 would be at each campus. The number of students per grade at each campus and the amount of travelling could be configured as desired. The principals explained that a process began in January and will conclude in December about how best to structure the school for student success. During the first 10

months, teachers discussed the issue and, since then, parent and student input is being sought. As well as the online input, school district staff have been meeting with students this month including class reps at the Jackson campus, the Student Leadership Class at Sullivan and other representatives, including the Aboriginal Education co-ordinators.

Due to unforseen circumstances,

Santa’s Magical Windows and the Christmas Light Display

at 3331 - 60th Street NW will not be open this year. The McClelland family thanks all those who have enjoyed the past displays and made donations to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. They wish everyone a

Merry Christmas


A Guide to

v i G ing The Salmon Arm Observer will be publishing a Guide to Giving in December. This free guide will feature non-profit societies and what they need, in terms of donations. If you would like to be a part of the Guide to Giving, please send an outline of your non-profit organization - what it does, why it’s needed, who it serves - and then list what your organization requires. Also list contact information or a location where donations can be sent or dropped off. Please keep your information as brief as possible maximum 200 words.

E-mail your information to: Fax it to: 250-832-5140 or drop it off at: 171 Shuswap Street NW Contact: Nihal Maligaspe (Director of Care) 250-832-6767 250-819-1451 (Cell) 9455 Firehall Frontage Rd, Enderby, BC Directions: From Salmon Arm OR Enderby take Hwy 97B Location: Opposite Gardem Lake Turn off Look for Schaffer Residence – Green Roof Building.

Any questions call Tracy Hughes at 250-832-2131

Deadline for submissions will be Wednesday, Nov. 27

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Shoppers Shuttle to get moving Bus routes in Salmon Arm will be changing come Dec. 2. To accommodate the SmartCentres shopping centre, a new Shoppers Shuttle route is being added to the

Shuswap Transit System. The shuttle will hit all three of the city’s shopping centres as well as a downtown stop. The new Route 5

will begin and end at Askew’s downtown and travel to Centenoka Park Mall, the Mall at Piccadilly and SmartCentres. This will mean adjustments to other

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice In the November 22 flyer, page 3, the Grand Theft Auto V game offer (WebID: 10185169 / 10185174) was incorrectly advertised. The correct offer is as follows: Trade in 2 select games and get Grand Theft Auto V free. See for a list of eligible games. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

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stands in the Lighthouse Emergency Shelter, which operates beds for men and women who are homeless.

Cold snap highlights need for shelter By Barb Brouwer oBSERvER STAFF

Sheldon Feener is a weather watcher. It is part of the job for Salmon Arm’s new Salvation Army captain. “My duty as head of the shelter is to pay attention to weather and it’s at my discretion to issue a coldweather warning,” he says, noting he issued such a warning last Tuesday, one that was still in effect Friday. When the area is under extreme weather conditions, BC Housing provides funding for 12 beds. “The rest of the time, we are selffunded,” Feener said, noting there are separate dorms for men and women. The Lighthouse Homeless Shelter can accommodate 16 people with food and a warm place to sleep. “Right now we’ve been between eight and 11,” he says. “The shelter opened for the season Nov. 1 and we have not yet reached capacity.” While the shelter located at 441 Third Ave. SW, just south of Safeway, can accommodate women,

most of the residents are men in their mid to late 30s but range in age up to their 60s. “Some of them are passing through town and some are local. They spend their days out in the different stores and malls and, at night, they come here to get a meal and a warm bed,” he says. “Ages vary but we are not allowed to accept minors unless they are with a parent or guardian of the same sex.” The shelter opens every night at 6:30. Anyone in need of overnight accommodation can show up at the shelter when it opens or call Feener at 250-832-9196 during the day.  The Salvation Army’s New Hope Community Church provides food through its community services at 191 Second Ave. SE. Feener, who arrived in Salmon Arm with his family at the end of June, has extensive ministry experience in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.  He brings his family services and addiction recovery experience to the local Salvation Army.


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City considers coach house options By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

City council has given first and second reading to bylaws supporting detached secondary suites, as well as direction to staff to look into allowing their development outside the city’s urban containment boundary. The readings pertained to amending bylaws for zoning and the official community plan to allow for the development of secondary detached suites, also known as coach houses, within the urban containment boundary (UCB). Detached suites could only be constructed in a proposed R8 - Single Family/Secondary Suite Residential Zone, and have a maximum floor space of 968.9 square feet (mobile and manufactures homes, recreational vehicles and storage containers do not qualify).

particular properties are probably the most logical of all to have detached suites on,” said Harrison. The urban containment boundary is iden-

tified in the city’s official community plan as a means of maintaining a more compact community while promoting infill. “Within the Urban

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ploring the option of allowing coach houses outside the UCB.

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Marg Kentel CITY COUNCILLOR Coun. Marg Kentel said allowing secondary detached suites would be an excellent step towards providing affordable housing, while Coun. Chad Eliason noted how most would require rezoning in order to be built, giving neighbours an opportunity for input. He added they would create an opportunity for new construction and, subsequently, jobs. Coun. Alan Harrison also supported the bylaws, but asked that staff look into adding to the bylaw properties not in the Agricultural Land Reserve but outside the UCB. “The reason I think it’s a good idea to look at that because those

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Salmar celebrates its positive balance

Community cinema: Stadium seats, family flicks and great popcorn keep customers coming. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

It was a calm year with a happy ending. After reporting a loss last year, the Salmar Community Association board has steered the non-profit organization back into the black – in a big way. The association skyrocketed to a profit of $115,095 from last year’s $21,054 deficit. Income from the Salmar Grand more than doubled from $77,826 last year to $174,988 by year-end Sept. 30. The picture also improved dramatically at the Salmar Classic, where a $21,340 operating deficit rose to a $10,092 profit. The annual general meeting, held Nov. 21, featured a history of the non-profit association, courtesy of longtime board member Gary Brooke, who spoke with passion about how the association has re-invented itself over the years. He explained how a group called the Salmon Arm Co-operative formed in 1946 to build a memorial to honour local First World War veterans. With support from the community, the association built a new theatre (now the Salmar Classic) in 1949 and by 1958 had enough money to build the memorial arena, which was turned over to the District of Salmon Arm in 1970. Brooke described other innovative measures the board has taken over the years to meet the challenges members have faced in providing first-run films to the community.

“When I joined in 1983 the town was in tough shape,” said Brooke, pointing out that’s when the stage was built in the Salmar Classic in order to accommodate live acts, and the long association began with the Shuswap Film Society. “In the 1990s there was another big reinvention with the five-year project to build the Salmar Grand.” For a long time, Salmar was the only non-profit group in North America offering first-run movies, making a profit and returning it to the community.


Silver screens: Income from the Salmar Grand community-owned theatres more than doubled from the same time period last year. Daila Duford SALMAR MANAGER “Last year we helped Nelson in their start-up efforts for their community cinema and we are so happy to see how successful they have been in their first year of operation,” he said. In his president’s report, Chris Letham described 2013 as a year of calm and expressed his pleasure at the “positive turnaround.” He spoke of the various threats the board has faced over the years, including movie rentals, downloadable movies and apps for cell phones. “It seems people sill want to come out to the movies,” he said. “And we continue


to strive to give them the best possible experience with a clean theatre, great popcorn and the lowest prices.” Letham praised general manager Daila Duford for her part in running a viable and profitable operation. Segue to Duford, who passed praise on to theatre staff, explaining how a new project is designed to fill moviegoers in on the Salmar Association. Called “Did You Know?,” snippets of information on why the association was formed and how it operates will be run with other pre-film trailers and advertisements – advertisements which brought in close to $20,000 last year. Duford also pointed out that the Salmar Association gives $14,000 in scholar-

ships annually and was a major contributor to the new legion building, the Ross Street Plaza and the Shaw Centre. Singer-songwriter Greg Sczebel was given the 2013 Award of Excellence, with several grants going to other groups and at least 350 free movie passes were handed out to support fundraisers and service groups. Duford noted that attendance between Oct. 1, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2013 was up by 5.7 per cent to 99,708 at the Grand and up by 2.4 per cent to 13,069 at the Salmar Classic. The Live at the Met and ballet satellite programs also expanded and the Salmar Classic continues to be a popular venue for live concerts, said Duford. She explained how she

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tries to get films that will appeal to families and was pleased to note that three of this year’s top-10 movie favourites were family oriented, unlike the provincial top 10 that only included one family movie. Looking ahead, Duford said she is excited about this year’s Christmas lineup, which she describes as better than last year. And new equipment, a third 3-D projector and stadium seating now in two of the four theatres will enhance the film experience. The association also paid out $40,000 to upgrade security software in order to prevent a repeat of information theft at the concession.

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Top movies at the Salmar (Oct. 2012Sept. 2013) 1. The Hobbit 2. Despicable Me 3. Skyfall 4. Iron Man 3 5. We’re the Millers 6. Monsters University 7. Star Trek into Darkness 8. Man of Steel 9. Twilight: Breaking Dawn 10. Wolverine



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Financial advisor offers Sensible Solutions By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

For financial advisor Cheryl Sager, Salmon Arm is the perfect place to be. Sager lived in town in 2008 and 2009, working with a large financial services company. However, she was headhunted, so she went to Victoria for a year before deciding to return to Alberta to be with her grandson. The trouble was, she really missed this area. Sager explains that her 17-year-old son died in 2007, so coming here in 2008, not quite a year after his death, was therapeutic. “Moving away (in February 2010) was probably the stupidest thing I did,” she says matter-of-factly. “Now that I’m back, I feel at home, at peace… I’m very happy to be here and I’m not going anywhere.” Sager explains she looks at life a lot differently now. “It gives me a whole different outlook on

protecting my clients and their interests.” Since her previous stay in Salmon Arm, Sager left her position with the company she was with for 11 years and, when she arrived in September, launched Sensible Solutions Insurance and Investments as an independent broker. Sager does everything in the financial services world from insurance to retirement planning. “First and foremost, I’m a people person. I care about who I work for… I work for the client, not the company I represent, and I’ve always worked that way.” Sager opened her business in Bayside Mortgage’s new location at 181 Hudson Ave. NE. She mentions one product in particular. “Of all the products available on the market today as far as insurances goes, I’m what’s called a longterm care specialist. It’s the one product everyone

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Kettle volunteers needed: Sebastien and Janessa Wilson, Bruce and Eagle Williams and Tyler Wilson contribute to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle minded by Adah Johnson. PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: Offers valid until December 2, 2013. See for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on and that contained on, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. 2014 Corolla CE Manual BURCEM-A MSRP is 17,640 and includes $1,615 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. *Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 64 months on approved credit. Semi-Monthly payment is $85 with $1,900 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $12,716. Lease 64 mos. based on 120,000 km, excess km charge is $.07. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first semi-monthly payment and security deposit plus GST and PST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. **Finance example: 1.9% finance for 60 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 Corolla CE. Applicable taxes are extra. 2014 Tundra Double Cab 4.6L SR5 4x4 Automatic UM5F1T-A MSRP is $36,640 and includes $1,815 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. †Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 64 months on approved credit. Semi-Monthly payment is $175 with $4,000 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $26,336. Lease 64 mos. based on 120,000 km, excess km charge is $.15. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first semi-monthly payment and security deposit plus GST and PST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. ††Finance example: 0.9% finance for 36 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 Tundra. Applicable taxes are extra. 2014 RAV4 Base FWD LE Automatic ZFREVT-A MSRP is $25,605 and includes $1,815 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. ‡Lease example: 3.6% Lease APR for 64 months on approved credit. Semi-Monthly payment is $139 with $950 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $18,742. Lease 64 mos. based on 120,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first semi-monthly payment and security deposit plus GST and PST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. ‡‡Finance example: 0.9% finance for 48 months, upon credit approval, available on 2013 RAV4. Applicable taxes are extra. †††Semi-monthly lease offer available through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit to qualified retail customers on most 48 and 60 month leases (including Stretch leases) of new and demonstrator Toyota vehicles. First semi-monthly payment due at lease inception and next monthly payment due approximately 15 days later and semi-monthly thereafter throughout the term. Toyota Financial Services will waive the final payment. Semi-monthly lease offer can be combined with most other offers excluding the First Payment Free and Encore offers. First Payment Free offer is valid for eligible TFS Lease Renewal customers only. Not open to employees of Toyota Canada, Toyota Financial Services or TMMC/TMMC Vehicle Purchase Plan. Some conditions apply. See your Toyota dealer for complete details. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.

The needs are bigger than ever before. That was the comment Salvation Army community services manager Dave Byers made last week when asked what kind of help he needs this year. “People are hurting, people I haven’t seen since 2005 and 2006 are coming in and saying ‘we’ve been making out OK but it’s tough now,’” Byers says. “The economy is tough and there’s more people than ever in need.” Byers says his food bank crew made up about 450 Christmas hampers last year and will be looking at well over 500 this year. “On the first intake day, we had 75 people show up when we usually get about 20,” he says of Christmas hamper applications, which are being taken now. Residents can help those in need by supporting the Salvation Army in a number of ways. The economy is Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at The tough and there’s Sleigh of Hope at the more people than Mall at Piccadilly, Sanever in need... ta’s Station of Giving at On the first intake Centenoka Park Mall or day, we had 75 at the church at 191 Secpeople show up ond Ave. SE. Letters for the Salva- when we usually get tion Army’s annual apabout 20. peal will be out in the near future and residents can make a donation by mail or by dropping Dave Byers them in one of the kettles located in town. Salvation Receipts will be isarmy sued once the cheques are received in the church office. Byers says he is “in desperate need” of volunteers to take two-hour shifts minding the kettles, which are located at Canadian Tire, Centre Court at the Mall at Piccadilly, the BC Liquor Store on the Trans-Canada Highway, the Salmon Arm Liquor Store in Shuswap Mall, Askew’s Uptown and Walmart. Anyone who is willing to donate two hours of their time to the kettles is asked to call Byers at 250-832-9194. Beginning Friday, Dec. 6, those who bring a full bag of non-perishable food items to the Salmon Arm Observer office will be able to pick a numbered tag from the Christmas tree in order to receive the corresponding gift. (No expired or opened food items please.) The food bank is open five days a week for people in need and Byers points out that food is available daily for people to help themselves as well and, unlike the hampers, require no application. “We have a bit of food every day depending on what we get,” he says. “We’ve had a lot of cereal and granola.” Those in need of a hamper are asked to go to the New Hope Church to apply as soon as possible so Byers can begin ordering the required food. The popular CP Rail Holiday Train will roll into Salmon Arm at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, giving residents another opportunity to donate to the food bank with non perishable food items or donations to the kettles.

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self until arthritis in his knees made it impossible. The sport, specifically the SilverBacks team, has also provided a way for him to support youth, another passion for him. When Thomas would see kids standing outside the arena, he’d do what he could for them. “I started buying tickets for the youth, native and non-native, who couldn’t get in.”

days, his dad had left the family and there wasn’t enough money to pay for the games – so Thomas His support of the Salmon Arm helped him out. SilverBacks goes beyond words. “He is doing the same thing as Gerry Thomas, a fixture in I was doing for him, he is paying Section C at the Shaw Centre, for some of the kids that wanted a brings a drum to the games, a naticket to go to the game… tive hand drum, that he crafted “It was always to help them himself. out, I just wanted to help out the “The beat of the drum is the youth. I help out whoever I can.” beat of my heart,” he explains. His help hasn’t gone unrecog“Like I tell the boys, when nized. you hear the beat of the drum, Thomas, a member of it’s to help you get going… the Neskonlith band and A lot of the boys that are sore son of respected elder Mary and stuff, they come over Thomas, who passed away and shake my hand and say, in 2007, once received a na‘thanks for helping us out.’” tional First Nations award for Troy Thomas is one of the Junior his success as a role model Mick A hockey team’s biggest fans for youth. silverbacks gm and has been since day one. “I work with the youth “When the SilverBacks He’s really the one. People always quite well, I’m easy to get started, I went to all the prac- talk about it and I really love what he along with… We get a lot of tices, I went to all the games,” youth come over to our place does. he says. in Salmon Arm,” he says of That was in 2001 and, up the home he shares with his until this season when he’s had to The support increased to in- spouse Phyllis. “Quite a few of work out of town, he missed only clude food, where the young them talk about my place bethree home games. That’s three people who didn’t want to eat at cause it’s a place they can crash out of more than 350. home would be provided burg- without getting into trouble, then “My anniversary fell on one of ers, chips and pop. they can phone their parents and them… I shouldn’t have got mar“Never had any alcohol,” let them know where they’re at. I ried in October, I should have got he emphasizes. “I was strictly tell them be sure you phone your married in June or something,” against alcohol. If you’re going parents… Me and my wife have he laughs. to help out somebody, you help always worked with the youth for The other two missed games? them out in the proper way.” quite a while, over 30 years. We “I just about died,” he says, If imitation is the sincerest used to look after kids for social explaining he was suffering from form of flattery, Thomas received services. I try to get them all into bronchitis and pneumonia. quite a compliment about his sports – it takes their minds off Thomas has always been in actions from a local man who doing other things. love with hockey, both as a fan moved to Prince George to go See Team on pg. A24 and as a player. He played him- to school. In the man’s younger

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Road hockey with the ’Backs Askew’s is hosting an afternoon of road hockey with the SilverBacks. Come out and play alongside your favourite SilverBack player on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 1-3 p.m. in the Uptown Askew’s parking lot. Free hot dogs and hot chocolate for the kids.

Tennis champs This past weekend, West Martin-Patterson, Ken Hecker and Kevin Pearson competed in the Singh-Dalin Tournament in Kamloops. Martin-Patterson teamed up with Jeremy Bell from Vernon to win the A Event. Hecker and Pearson came in second place in the B event. Two weekends ago, Shirley Knorr and Marianne VanBuskirk placed third out of 12 teams in the Joyce Hyslop B Event, also indoors at the Kamloops bubble. And this weekend, five local women – Shirley Knorr, Loree Boyd, Cynthia Langford, Marietjie du Plessis and Marianne VanBuskirk, will be competing in the Ladies’ Team Tennis Winter League.

WolfPack victorious The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball team are back into the win column in Canada West action, downing the hometown University of Lethbridge Pronghorns 66-64 on Saturday, Nov. 23, the final two points coming in the last two seconds of the game. Salmon Arm’s Jorri Duxbury contributed 11 points to the win. The WolfPack host the Mount Royal Cougars at the Tournament Capital Centre Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, their final two games before Christmas. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

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Salmon Arm prominent at TRU The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack badminton team, which includes three Salmon Arm players – Nathan McNeilly, Joel Feenstra and Jade Peters – has three tournaments under its belt as the PacWest season gets underway. Coach Alex Perkin and his TRU squad headed to Nanaimo to Vancouver Island University for matches this past weekend, where the team finished second in the ‘C’ flight. The Salmon Arm players picked up some wins. Joel Feenstra finished third in the men’s singles ‘B’ flight. Feenstra and McNeilly finished second in the men’s doubles ‘C’ flight. McNeilly and Peters finished second in the ‘C’ flight in mixed doubles. In October, the WolfPack finished fourth as a team and fifth individually at the inaugural PacWest tourney. TRU also had its players participate in the Kamloops Open earlier in October and came away with some top results. “The Kamloops Open allowed everyone on our team to experience some success which was good because the level at the PacWest tournaments are always a bit higher,” Perkin states. “Also, getting in tournament mode and being used to playing games when they mean something always helps.”

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on the court: Above, Salmon Arm’s Nathan McNeilly and Jade Peters participate in the PacWest tournament in Nanaimo over the weekend as members of the TRU Wolfpack team. At right, Joel Feenstra of Salmon Arm teams up with Erika Dufort of Brighton, Ont. McNeilly, a King’s Christian grad, was also a member of the TRU WolfPack Men’s Soccer Team this season. He travelled to Nationals in New Brunswick, where the team earned a silver medal.

Team appreciates support from Thomas Continued from A23 “I always say, you treat your youth good, they’ll look after you when they get older.” Thomas feels equally supportive of the SilverBacks players, and often keeps in touch even after they move on. “Those are my boys, I always say they’re my little brothers… I try to keep in contact, so they know I’m still following them.” In addition to playing hockey, as well as basketball and other sports as a younger man, Thomas is quite a bowler, notching two perfect games in 1998. He is no stranger to work. Now into welding and pipe-fitting, Thomas has done a variety of jobs, including

jumping out of helicopters as a forest firefighter. As a youth, he used to walk from Kelowna to Salmon Arm, leaving after school on Friday and arriving about 11 a.m. the next day, about a 17-hour walk. “I was pretty tuckered. I was doing it for my grandmothers… I hauled wood for them.” He’s pleased with the improved relationships today between native and non-native members of the community. “I think we finally crossed our bridges on both sides. I think the bonding with my mom and the people of Salmon Arm really joined a lot of people together, helping each other out. The elders set the pace on helping each other out. There’s no use turning back…”

In addition to his oth- been there. They like ably take second – beer experiences, Thomas the sound of the drum,” hind Penticton. has played drums in a he says, adding not evHe likes the new team band, a skill which has eryone in the rink does. and calls general manadded to his expertise Thomas met some ager Troy Mick “totally on the hand drum. of the SilverBacks’ awesome.” He makes a new drum parents recently; they Meanwhile, Mick for every hockey sea- were happy to meet the can’t say enough about son. At the end Thomas. of the season, He makes it “We hear him the players sign loud and proud. every game – it it and he gives It helps the gets people exit to a commucited. More fan players see the nity group as a interaction is usuTroy Mick fundraiser for fans are really ally better for the behind them... SilverbackS gm youth. home team. He “If somemakes it loud and body wants to proud. It helps the put their name on the guy who drums for the players see the fans are drum for the donations, team. really behind them.” Mick describes get a hold of me, I’ll “They said thanks for gladly give it to them helping out our boys, Thomas’ drumming as for the fundraising.” we said thanks for giv- “outstanding,” and adThomas stands in ing your boys to us. If mits to being pretty disSection C with a group it wasn’t for them, they appointed that he’s had to go away to work. of people who have wouldn’t be here.” “He’s really the one. bought the same seats Thomas would like to for years. see the ‘Backs take first People always talk “Some people have place this season, but about it and I really love been there since I’ve predicts they’ll prob- what he does.”

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Flat tire adds to ’Backs’ obstacles


Close contests: Penalty kill pinpointed in double-loss road trip.


It was going to be a grueling road trip as it was, but add in a flat tire and just a few hours of sleep before the second game of the weekend and it resulted in two more losses for the Salmon Arm SilverBacks. Coming off a 6-2 home loss Nov. 19 to West Kelowna, head coach Troy Mick and his staff were curious to see if the club had the jam to rebound for road games in Langley and Prince George. While they got the effort they wanted, they didn’t get the points they sought, dropping a 3-2 overtime loss to the Rivermen followed by a 4-3 setback at the hands of the Spruce Kings. The loss in Prince George was especially hard to stomach as the Gorillas had to endure a lengthy delay when their bus blew a tire and they arrived in the BCHL’s most northern location at 10:30 a.m. on game day. Perhaps predictably, they went down 2-0 but stormed back with three straight

goals, including two on the power play 21 seconds apart from Evan Anderson and Andrew Farny, to take a 3-2 edge into the third but couldn’t hang on. “Again, we played a good enough game to win,” said Mick. “I think there were some (officiating) calls Prince George wasn’t happy with in the second and in the third they got a couple of calls and we weren’t happy. “We’re happy with the effort but again we couldn’t get a win.” In Langley the night before, they were at least able to get a point. Alex Gillies assured them of that with the tying goal midway through the final frame. But the Rivermen capitalized on the man advantage 1:30 into overtime. Goals given up by the penalty-killing unit have been costly of late. Once the top penalty-killing team in the league, the SilverBacks have slipped to eighth over the last two weeks.

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the puck as he and #20 Alex Gillies put on the pressure in a 6-2 loss to the West Kelowna Warriors at the Shaw Centre Nov. 19. “We have been going at a good rate (while shorthanded) but with injuries we’ve been using different people on the penalty kill,” said Mick. “The bottom line is it isn’t good enough and we didn’t get the job done. That’s hurt us the last four games and we’ll address that this week.” A lack of discipline, perhaps resulting from players being overly confident in their penalty killing, has led to far too many man advantage chances for the

opposition lately. “We’ve got to continue to address our guys about being disciplined all the time,” said Mick. “Every point has playoff implications; being shorthanded is something we can’t afford anymore.” If they can get that in check, Mick likes his team’s chances in the airtight Interior Division as they go into a home-and-home set this weekend with Trail, starting Friday night at the Smoke Eaters’ Cominco Arena.

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The teams play at 7 p.m. at Shaw Centre on Saturday. “We’re not disappointed with the effort,” said Mick. “On the road trip, we asked for a response and we wanted to see the character of our room. In our division, you can win two and be in first place and then lose two and be in fifth.”

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Minor Football honours its own It was a night for celebration and accolades. On Friday night, Nov. 22, Shuswap Minor Football players enjoyed their 2013 banquet. Player awards were as follows: • Pee Wee Colts Rookie- Willem Biccum; Best LinemanBraidy Parkes; Top Offence- Luke Matheson; Top Defence- Austin Hanna; President’s Award- Chase Henning; MVP- Samuel Hall. • Junior Bantam Broncos Rookie- Gage Oddy; Best Lineman- Skylar Bailey; Top OffenceBladen Stephens; Top

Defence- Logan Burt; President’sJayden Mourato; MVP- Jayden Mourato. • Junior Varsity Golds Rookie- Noah Dies; Best Lineman- Caiden Holmes; Top OffenceJase Robert; Top Defence- Ben Lea; President’s- Logan Christian; MVP- Caiden Holmes. • Varsity Golds Most ImprovedBraden Kalke; Best LinemanMatthew Bacon; Top OffencePerry Qiodravu; Top Defence- Bryce Hicks; MVP- Bryce Hicks; Brad Jackson Memorial Award- Cody Dodd.


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Mackay Turner steals the puck during the Atom Development 2 Silvertips’ 4-1 win over the Mission Stars on Saturday during the weekend Atom Hockey Tournament held at the Shaw Centre. with four unanswered goals and fight back to win 4-3. Without the defensive efforts of guys like Noah Paterson and Jordan Campagnola, this would not have been possible. A fantastic team effort by all the Silvertips.

Warriors win battle The A&W Peewee Tier 3 Silvertips headed down the road to Sicamous for a game against the Westside Warriors on Sunday, falling to the visitors by a final score of 6-2. Mason Balon opened the scoring for Salmon Arm, chipping the puck up over the Westside goaltender midway through the first period.

The Warriors would tie it up a few minutes later and the game would head into the ice clean at the halfway point knotted at one. The visitors would take the lead early in the third, but Matt Campbell of the Silvertips made an endto-end rush just 14 seconds later, snapping the puck past the Warrior’s netminder after a power move to the front of the net. Penalty problems cost the ’Tips later in the frame and Westside took advantage, scoring four unanswered goals to finish out the game. The ’Tips head to Armstrong for an exhibition game against the North Okanagan Knights on Saturday.

The Salmon Arm Silvertips Female Midget Tier 1 hockey team has started its season and welcomes your support. Although the team is registered out of Salmon Arm, it takes a larger area to roster enough females to make a midget team. The team practises out of Enderby and plays its home games in Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Vernon. The next home game is on Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. in Sicamous versus Kelowna. Players are: Bailey Berndt, goalie (Enderby); Jenna Lazar, forward (Vernon); Ashley Tinney, defense (Lumby); Sydney Castle, forward (Vernon); Catlyn Marshall, defence (Armstrong); Chloey Martin, defence (Sicamous); Hannah Scherck, forward (Vernon); Maddison Turner, forward, (Salmon Arm); Cassidy Marshell, forward, (Vernon); Chelsea McCaig, defence, (Enderby); Cailee Bauml, defence, (Vernon); Taylor Vandale, forward, (Vernon); Hailey Haskel, defence, (Salmon Arm); Jaime Sedore, goalie, (Salmon Arm); and Sarah Whitehead, forward, (Salmon Arm). Bench staff are coach Troy Haskell (Salmon

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Heart keeps Bantam Silvertips in game Heart and soul are probably the most important traits of any successful team and that is why the Scotiabank Bantam Tier 2 Silvertips played such a great game on Sunday afternoon. The team finally got a chance to play their old rivals from Kamloops for the first time this season. Salmon Arm found themselves a little behind for the first few minutes, with Kamloops jumping ahead 2-0 early in the period. The coach sensed the boys needed a moment, and a time out was ordered. The Silvertips let Kamloops get one more before the period ended but things started to change. The team started working harder and got a great goal to give them some hope at the halfway point of the game. After the ice clean, the effort continued and the ’Tips got another quick goal and were back in it 3-2. All heart and soul needs is hope and away the boys went, another goal late in the second got them all squared away at three goals apiece. Goaltender Devon Blackmore shut Kamloops out in the last two periods so that offencemen Evan Hughes, Ben Wardman and Trent Thompson could help the team out

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Celebrate the season downtown Get into the Christmas spirit in Downtown Salmon Arm. Meet the spirited Christmas elves, who will be spreading holiday cheer, join your friends on evening music crawls and enter to win great prizes. Prepare to be Elved! The Christmas Elf will be roaming the streets of downtown spreading Christmas cheer in the form of great giveaway items and lots of treats Dec 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20 and 23. And, follow Downtown Salmon Arm on Facebook or Twitter to increase your chances of winning some great gifts! The popular “Dinner and a Movie” promotion will again be hosted by downtown eateries on Wednesday evenings in December. Purchase a dinner special between 5 and 9 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 and receive a complimentary movie pass for great shows at the Salmar. Restaurants participating in the ‘Dinner and a Movie’ promotion include Andiamo Italian Restaurant, Pink Cherry, Sushi Kotan, Bradbury’s Restaurant, Shuswap Chefs, Oishii Express Japanese Restaurant, Hedi’s Restaurant and Lounge, Barley Station Brew Pub and the Shuswap Pie Co. Holiday Music Crawls will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Enjoy some great local music while dining, snacking or sipping at Andiamo Italian Restaurant, Blue Canoe, Superb Donair, Shuswap Chefs, Bradbury’s Restaurant, Hedi’s Restaurant and Lounge, Shuswap Pie Co., Barley Station Brew Pub and Pink Cherry. Before, after or in between music crawl destinations, top up your Christmas gift-buying list at several downtown stores that will remain open until 8 p.m.

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• The 12-voice a cappella ensemble,

Chorealis, presents a unique blend of seasonal music in “Winter Light” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the SAGA Public Art Gallery. Admission is $15. Guest artists include a local early music instrumental group.

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Looking like Christmas: Reeghan Lawrence and Nicole McGregor do a little window shopping in the downtown area. Tuesdays in December. Catch the Holiday Spirit and enter to win some popular Christmas items like an Apple iPad, iPod or Nano. Entries are available from participating businesses throughout the downtown. Share your thoughts or a picture of your favorite downtown business decoration on Downtown Salmon Arm’s Facebook page. The CPR Holiday Train will be pulling into Salmon Arm at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Lordco parking lot. Dress warmly and take non-perishable food

items, cash or cheque donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank. The third annual “Breakfast with Santa” will be hosted at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery on Dec. 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This popular event grows every year, so book your spot early by dropping into the art gallery Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the breakfast, children and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon in the Elves Workshop. Families are encouraged to use their imagination to create special Christmas ornaments

Wrap This!,’ a Christmas show with the Laughing Gas Improv Troupe for mature audience only at 7:30 p.m. Includes a cash bar and appies and music by Kieran Rambo. Tickets at $12 are available at Intwined Fibre Arts on Hudson. • Polar Express will be screened at the Salmar Classic Sunday, Dec. 8. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free with food bank donation. • Home Alone runs at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Salmar Classic. Admission is one toy per family to be redistributed via the Shuswap Family Resource Centre. • The Nutcracker plays out at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Shuswap Theatre. Tickets at $12 for adults and $8 for children are available at The Candy Vault on Hudson Avenue or call 250-515-3276. • A free showing of Elf takes place Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

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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, NOV. 28 JAZZ CLUB – Bob Rogers Quintet performs at 7 p.m in the banquet room at Shuswap Chefs Restaurant. Admission is by donation. Check the website for more information. CHRISTMAS TREES – The Elks will be selling Christmas trees at Elks Park, 3690 30th St. NE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday until Dec. 21. For more information, call Don at 250-833-9222 or 250-832-4803.

FRIDAY, NOV. 29 STORY TIME – Kids are invited to dress in their favourite PJs and take their stuffies to a special pyjama story time at the Salmon Arm Library for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fun from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. FASHION 4 FAMINE – Salmon Arm Secondary fashion show takes place at 7 p.m. at Sullivan campus. Tickets are $8 at the door. CONCERT – Shuswap Singers present “A Glorious Mix” at First United Church at 7:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. Tickets are available at Acorn Music, Wearabouts, from choir members and at the door. GMO FOOD – Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and geneticist, will address genetically modified foods and human health at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at First United Church. GIFTWARE – The Salmon Arm Pottery Club’s Christmas sale takes place in the Mall at Piccadilly Friday and Saturday during mall hours. HAYRIDE – A Louisiana Hayride Christmas rolls out at 7:30 p.m. at SASCU Rec Centre. Tickets at $35 are available at Touch’A Texas and Wearabouts.

SATURDAY, NOV. 30 CHRISTMAS SALE – TOPS hosts their annual Christmas fundraiser at St. John’s Anglican Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SAGA SALE – The Shuswap Spinners & Weavers annual Christmas sale at the art gallery runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents The Attack at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic, a drama about an Arab surgeon working in Israel, whose wife becomes a suicide bomber.

SUNDAY, DEC. 1 ADVENT – St. John’s Anglican Church at 170 Shuswap St. SE hosts a

traditional Advent Festival of Songs and Readings at 7 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS – The Shuswap Ministerial Association presents a Community Carol Service at 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place. Free admission but offering for World Relief Canada for aid to the Philippines. CHRISTMAS PARTY – Cathy Jamieson and Tina Bartman, daughters of George and Hetty (Syme) Jackson, will be guest speakers at the annual Okanagan Historical Society’s Christmas party at 2 p.m. in the Seniors Drop-In Centre. Take finger food to share at the afternoon social.

MONDAY, DEC. 2 LIGHT FOR A LIFE – Shuswap Hospice hosts Celebrate A Life at the Mall at Piccadilly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Dec. 20. Activate a light on the Christmas tree to honour a loved one’s memory.


Tradition: Begin the holiday season with the Salmon Arm Art Gallery’s annual “White Lights” tour and exhibition.

Shining lights on art Light up the Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 3, when the Art Gallery invites everyone to attend the opening reception of White Lights from 4 to 8 p.m. The reception is part of Salmon Arm Downtown’s Tuesday On the Town promotion that runs through the month of December. The exhibition features 13 artists, including five artists from the gallery’s exhibition year, and eight artists who are on the annual White Lights Studio Tour: Bob Kingsmill, Jen Dyck, Patrick Hughes, Lisa Figueroa, Gwen Martinuk, Lori Talerico, Judy Sims, Cindy Whitehead, Valerie Rogers, Gudrun Weisinger, Sharda Murray-Keiken, Rebecca Shepherd and Audrey Nanimahoo. The White Lights Studio Tour takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7, and is a self-guided tour to studios in the Salmon Arm area and Malakwa. Tickets at $10 are available at the art gallery on Hudson Avenue. The tour includes a chocolate re-

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TUESDAY, DEC. 3 STUDENT THEATRE – SAS students present Working, a musical, at 7:30 p.m. nightly to Saturday, Dec. 7. Matinee Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at Sullivan Campus Theatre. Tickets are $10 at Acorn Music. WHITE LIGHTS – SAGA hosts an opening reception for the White Lights Exhibition from 4 to 8 p.m. with live music.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 SILVER SCREEN – The Shuswap Film Society presents Blackfish, a documentary on the inhumane treatment of orcas in captivity, at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

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ception at the gallery at the end of the day, with door prizes provided by the artists. Included on the 2013 tour are pastel artist Cindy Whitehead, painters Lisa Figueroa, Lori Talerico and Valerie Rogers, sculptors Audrey Nanimahoo and Rebecca Shepherd, fibre artist Gudrun Weisinger and glass artist Sharda Murray-Keiken. The White Lights exhibition runs until Saturday, Dec. 14. The gallery will host the monthly artist trading cards ‘make and trade’ session on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m., and the coffee break and artist talk takes place on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Families are invited to visit the Elves’ Workshop from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, to make special Christmas art projects. The workshop will take place following Breakfast With Santa, which runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. More information is available at

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Jazz club welcomes quintet Brass, woodwinds, guitar and drums – it’s all there when the Bob Rogers Quintet performs Thursday, Nov. 28 in the banquet room of Shuswap Chefs Restaurant. Creating great jazz as a quintet are: Rogers on the trombone, Doug Sonju on woodwinds, Jordan Dick on guitar, Shanon Sternloff on bass and Trevor Wallach on drums. One of Canada’s finest trombonists, Rogers started playing trombone at the age of 10. Studies at Humber College, the University of British Columbia and Northwestern University in Chicago garnered him bachelor and masters degrees in trombone performance. For several years Rogers worked in Vancouver as an indemand session and freelance

Bold as brass: Talented trombonist Bob Rogers performs for Jazz Club. musician, performing with artists such as Natalie Cole, the

O’Jays, the Temptations, and the Vancouver and Victoria symphonies and operas. He also recorded with the Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation, the West Coast Jazz Orchestra, Aerosmith, Charlotte Diamond and the Payolas, as well as on numerous film and television soundtracks. In 1993, Rogers relocated to Revelstoke where he has taught music for the past 12 years, as well as remaining active as a performer. He is a regular member of the Okanagan, Kamloops and Cranbrook symphony orchestras, as well as the Bob Rogers Jazz Trio, which has performed to great acclaim at festivals and venues in several British Columbia communities.

Help serve food and joy this Christmas Once again, the Friends at Christmas will be providing a Christmas Day dinner for people who cannot prepare their own, and for people who are otherwise alone. This annual event is the result of work and contributions made by

17 churches in Salmon Arm, who pull together to supply the food as well as to do most of the volunteer tasks including cooking and washing. Volunteers gather the day before Christmas to set up, and then on Christmas Day, they cook and

serve the festive meal. “Some 50 little tasks fit together to make a family of busy workers,” says co-ordinator Rick Hunter. If you wish to participate, call Winston at 250-5177216. The tickets are free, but only 200 are avail-

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Forum: Soil biologist addresses negative effects of genetic engineering. Genetically modified foods and human health is the topic of a public program scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at First United Church. The program will feature an illustrated talk by Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and geneticist who, after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, no longer supports genetic engineering (GE) technology. Alarmed by the avalanche of scientific studies out of Europe raising many concerns about the longterm safety of GE foods, Vrain is intent on increasing public awareness about this important issue and having federal agencies in the U.S. and Canada take notice. Vrain will explain what genetic engineering is, how it began, and how it has pro-

gressed. Citing the latest scientific studies, he will speak about the documented effects of genetically engineered foods, and what the future holds for us if GE foods are not stopped. This program is part of a cross-Canada speakers’ tour on the topic of GE foods and human health designed to provide the Canadian public with an opportunity to discuss their concerns around GE foods, including the allergenic potential of GE plants, and the fact that there is no independent testing of GE crops or animals in Canada. “At a time when GE salmon, apples, and alfalfa are close to entering the Canadian marketplace, it is more important than ever for Canadians to have the opportunity to learn and discuss this pressing matter and to

discover how they can advocate for change,” says Kairos representative Anne Morris. During November and December, Vrain and his colleague, Dr. Shiv Chopra, will speak in more than 30 communities in Western Canada, and in many more in Eastern Canada in the coming year. The speakers tour is sponsored by Vancouver Greenpeace and the Society for a GE-Free BC, and locally by the Salmon Arm KAIROS Committee with support from the Shuswap Environmental Action Society (SEAS) and Shuswap in Transition (SiT). The Nov. 29 event will be a free public program, with donations toward expenses gratefully received. For more information, call 250-8335773.

Songs & Readings Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church 170 Shuswap Street SE Salmon Arm, BC

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Students work stage Salmon Arm Secondary students will be back on the boards next week with Working, a musical that explores, “the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people.” Written by Stephen Schwartz, Working is based on the book by Chicago broadcaster and writer Studs Terkel’s interviews with American workers. In the musical, which opened on Broadway in May 1978, 26 workers, including a parking lot attendant, corporate executive, schoolteacher, gas man, housewife,

fireman, waitress, millworker, sailor, etc., sing and talk about their jobs, describing not only their daily lives, but their hopes and aspirations as well. From the Mondaymorning blues to pride in a job well done, the production was adapted into a stage play by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Schwartz, a Broadway, film and opera composer and lyricist and director, stage manager, actor, writer, producer Nina Faso used most of the original words in adapting

Working to the stage. Working is a downto-earth yet elevating production, with music by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers, and Lin Manuel Miranda. Working runs Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan Campus Theatre. A matinee performance takes place Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Acorn Music.

Santa arrives at Piccadilly On Saturday Nov. 30 at 11 a.m., Santa arrives in a one-horse open sleigh at the Mall at Piccadilly for an hour of outdoor sleigh rides with families. Santa will then move inside and visit with the children at his cozy Santa’s Christmas Par-

lor at centre court until 3 p.m. High Country Trail Rides will continue to provide free outdoor sleigh rides until 2 p.m. Christmas music begins at 1 p.m. and the fun continues into the afternoon with Santa’s Craft Workshop from

noon to 3 p.m. Photos with Santa begin Sunday, Dec. 1 and extended mall shopping hours begin on Friday, Dec. 13. For more information, call the mall office at 250-832-0441 or visit the website at

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Horoscope ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t fall prey to selfdelusion or into unrealistic dogmas. You may tend to rely on your belief system a bit too much. Fortunately, the cosmos will support you this week by giving you enough willpower and stamina to carry on. You are back into the groove. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Litigation issues will come to the fore this week. Expenses related to some legal procedure can prove too costly or to be going against your grain. Yet, with a bit of effort on your part, you could soon see a dream of yours come to fruition or an agreement arranged. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You are able to move forward with a great amount of tenacity, ardour and motivation. There is little that you will do and that will not work in your favour this week. Money pours in generously and your romantic life just gets more sizzling. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You tend to misplace or forget the most basic things such as where your home keys are or what you had planned to eat for supper. It’s a week where daily chaos can interrupt your routine. Your social standing will get a surprising outcome. Success is just around the corner! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The first part of the week will be harder to digest as your ego may be at war with someone’s unreliability. You could be left in total disarray once you see that what was promised you before, is just false. Later on, you are back to the old self. You love being yourself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your social life picks up and your connections with others broaden. You need to reach out onto others, as this is your surest way to gain recognition and an increased income. Your romantic is filled with delicious flavours!

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There’s a strong drive in you that wants to change your domestic surroundings into something more spacious, illuminating and closer to what really defines you. You are highly interested in bringing more harmony and practicality in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A stream of imagination is best utilized in some artistic endeavour rather than in the concrete world. This is not your week to mix business with pleasure, but to bring something to completion. Routine doesn’t have the same meaning to you as it once was. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Avoid getting a loan or making big purchases this week. Your selfindulgence will not be properly aligned with your necessities, but against your common sense. Confidential talks or news relating to your past will likely be very beneficial to you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are better off alone this week. Fortunately for you, you are a great loner who doesn’t need all the colourful lights in order to function well. Solitude will appeal to you much more at this time. Avoid living in past regrets and sorrows. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be wary of any fraudulent transactions at this time. Some misuse of money or relating to your expenses may make you feel somewhat inadequate. In your social sphere and in all your networks, you will be stealing the spotlight. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You seem to doubt where you headed to in life. This wave of confusion and uncertainty will make you ask a few basic questions such as what your true goals are and what are you trying to accomplish or prove to others. An unexpected source of income will set you free.

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250 833-1129 PATTERSON, KENNETH CECIL Born on December 27th, 1917 in Lillooet, BC, Kenneth passed away peacefully on November 19, 2013 at 95 years of age at Shuswap Lake General Hospital surrounded by his daughter Shirley Traviss of Victoria, BC, his son Norm (Karen) of Armstrong, BC, a close friend Yvonne Croft of Salmon Arm, BC. He is survived by two grandchildren Darlene Traviss and Steve (Diana) and three great grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by his special friend Doris Hopp and her family who treated him as a special person in their family. Ken served his country in the Army from 1944 to 1946 and worked for Terminal Fruit in Vancouver for 35 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Lakeside Manor, the staff at the hospital and the paramedics for their continuing care during his 3 1/2 years in Salmon Arm. No flowers or service by request. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Kenneth’s obituary at

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VALENTINE (VAL) LEO DEGENHARDT Born in Goodsoil, Sask. On April 24, 1968, was taken from his loved ones suddenly at age 45 in Barrhead, AB. Val predeceased his wife Robyn, step-son Dakota, his beloved dogs, especially Ginger. His Father Conrad, brothers Tim, Pat, Matt, Chris, Greg & Brad, sisters Bernie and Jennifer and their spouses. Father & Mother-inlaw Philip & Terry Lewis. Plus many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his mother Irene. Val was a hard working, fun loving family man. Who was an amazing provider and role model. Val worked many years in AB as a welder & a professional truck driver. Val met his wife Robyn in Whitecourt, AB. They moved to the Shuswap area in 2009. Known for his sense of humor, generosity and kind nature, Val marched to the beat of his own drum. He loved music, gardening, motor biking, reading & creating good times. Val’s family would like to give special thanks to the K-Division team for their outstanding efforts and to all those who helped with our search. 2 Celebrations of Life will be held on Sat. Nov 30. BC~ at 3pm. Contact the family for details AB ~ 4820-76 Ave, Edmonton at 2pm PUGH, ARTHUR On the 24th of November 2013 the world lost a very special and clearly loved man. Art passed away with his wife of 55 years, Eirwen at his bedside. Proud father of Alastair (Jane) and grandson Austin. Also survived by sisters-in-law Muriel (Alan), Cindy (John) and many nieces and nephews. Art was born in Wallasey, England in 1937 and immigrated to Canada in 1964 and lived in Kitimat until 2009 when he and his wife moved to Salmon Arm. Always the volunteer, he was very involved in his Church, he was a scout leader and coached soccer. The Legion meant a great deal to Art. He served several terms as President of Kitimat Branch and then became the Northwest Zone Commander and the sports officer for the Pacific Command. He was a life member of the Kitimat Branch. Art was a loving, caring man with a wonderful sense of humour. There will be no service at Art’s request. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family would like to thank the staff at Harmony Haven, Dr. Welder, the staff at Hillside Village, especially cottage 4, for the dedicated care he received. Online condolences can be sent through Art’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.



ROGER MARRIOTT March 17, 1939 - November 18, 2013 Our beautiful Roger Earl Marriott died peacefully in the night in Salmon Arm on November 18th, 2013 at the age of 74 years old with his loving children, John, Dianne, and Scott, by his side. Roger joins his wonderful wife, Caroline, for one last glorious walk together hand-in-hand across the highlands of Scotland, the golf courses of the Shuswap, and the beaches of Mexico. Roger was born in Creston, British Columbia in March 1939 and attended school in Dawson Creek and Kamloops before graduating from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in 1963 with a degree in Math and Education. He moved to Salmon Arm in 1964 to teach math at the high school and it was while living there that same year that he met Caroline at a math conference in Vernon, sparking a beautiful love affair that lasted for the rest of their lives. Roger and Caroline were married in a lovely ceremony in Shotts, Scotland in 1966, and moved to the house of their dreams on 12th Avenue overlooking the Shuswap in 1968. Roger taught math at the Senior High in Salmon Arm for his entire 33-year career. His students were some of the smartest in the province, constantly achieving top marks in provincial math exams, and twice resulting in Salmon Arm students having the highest math averages in British Columbia. He was perhaps most proud of being co-coach of the Salmon Arm high school golf team that won the provincial championship in 1989. Roger loved gardening, travelling, fishing in Scotch and Yard Creeks, playing bridge (Roger and Caroline won over 10 local bridge titles), and taking long walks with Caroline and their beloved doggies over the years, Jan, Fergie, Gyp, and Billie. He also had a fiery passion for watching and playing sports, and was out on the golf course or the tennis courts almost every day of the spring, summer, and fall. He won two club championships at the Salmon Arm Golf Course in the 1980s and won five prestigious Spalding Cup titles over his golf career. Roger could often be found at the Legion on Friday afternoons with his teaching buddies (and best pals) having a few beers and laying down a friendly wager or ten on whatever major sporting event (and the minor ones, too) that was on that weekend. For fifteen consecutive years in the late 70s and 80s, he built a backyard skating rink at the 12th Avenue home that was used by neighbouring children far and wide. He also played a key role in developing a junior golf program in Salmon Arm that was one of the province’s best by the time he moved on to other pursuits, culminating in the Salmon Arm juniors winning the provincial title in 1987. Roger never left his wife’s Caroline’s side during her long battle with Alzheimer’s, and he will always be remembered for his patience, his compassion, and his true endearing love for Caroline. Roger will be dearly missed by his friends in Salmon Arm and around the world, and by his children, John (Jenn), Dianne (Alan), and Scott; grandchildren, Kalvin, Aidan, Megan, Rhys, and Ty; brother Alan (Betty) in California, and sister Wendy (Ken) in Dawson Creek. A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at the Salmon Arm Golf Club at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd. Donations in Roger’s memory may be made to the Good Samaritan Society, Hillside Village, 2891 15 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2B6. Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. Online condolences may be sent through Roger’s obituary at

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SUSAN MILLER (WALL) MAY 15, 1923 – NOVEMBER 23, 2013 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Susan Miller announces her passing on the 23rd of November, 2013 at her home in Kamloops, BC. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Linda Swanson, Garry (Ann) Miller, Freda (Harry) Hoiland, and Lorne (Cathy) Miller, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by siblings, Helen (Henry) Klassen, Margaret Olson, Edna Sepos, Al (Cathy) Wall, Elmer Wall and Joe (Fern) Wall. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Agata Wall, first husband George Miller and second husband Jake Ens. She was also predeceased by sister Mary Wall, sister Pauline Udey, brother Carl Wall and brother Peter Wall, two infant grandsons and granddaughter Leslie. A funeral service will be held from the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm on Saturday, November 30th at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in Mount Ida Cemetery. The family would like to give a very special thank you to the staff at Royal Inland Hospital and Gemstone Nursing Home for the compassionate care they gave every day to Susie. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Gideons. Online condolences can be sent through Susan’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.

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W.O. (BILL) HOPKINS DECEMBER 1, 1925 - NOVEMBER 24, 2013 A celebration of life service for Bill will be held at the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Friday afternoon, November 29th at 1 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. Interment will follow in the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery, with a reception back at the Mountainside room at Bowers. A full obituary will be in next week’s paper. Arrangements in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC Online condolences may be sent to ALAN GEORGE Alan George passed away Nov. 22 peacefully at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm at age 77. Born in Hemel Hempstead England and only child of Ethel and Sidney George. Alan will be missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Pam and his daughter Stephanie-Ann (son in law Bub) Patience and only grandson Liam Ross, who he adored (“tapper light and will see you in the new son”). Dad loved Canada and thought BC was truly God’s country. He loved fishing, camping, hockey night in Canada, a good scotch and soda and a funny story. Enjoying the simple things in life, Al’s sense of humour and story telling will be missed by all that new him. Donations to your local SPCA can be made in memory of Alan. Dad wanted to go fishing with his daughter one last time so we have planned a trip for next September.... Steph will row. “night night, God bless, God keep you safe..... I love you”. Online condolences can be sent through Al’s obituary at PATRICIA MARY ANNE NORRIS (OUGH) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia Mary Anne Norris (Ough) at age 61. Pat passed away  peacefully with her family by her side at Shuswap Lake General Hospital  on November 14, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. Patricia was born in Toronto, Ontario on December 3rd, 1951 and moved to Salmon Arm with her family in 1987. Patricia worked at the uptown Tim Hortons and will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, amazing sense of humour and kind heart. Patricia  is survived by her  four children,  Doug (Kathy) Ough of Fort St. James, BC, David (Heather) Ough of Calgary, Alberta,  Larry (Emma) Ough of Salmon Arm, BC and Christine (Jason) Norris of Salmon Arm, BC. She is also survived by her brother Ed Hall (Betty) and her nephews Chad and Shawn of Bradford Ontario. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Nicolas, Lauren, Lucas and Kayla, her canine  companion and best friend Rosie along with many close friends and family. To honor of Patricia’s wishes we will be having a small memorial service on November 30th at 2:30 pm at the Canoe Senior’s Center, refreshments and tea to follow. In lieu of flowers those who wish to honour Patricia’s memory can make a donation to the Salmon Arm Salvation Army and food bank. We will be taking donations at the service. We would like to thank the second floor nursing staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital as well as Dr. Heunis for their caring support of our mother and our family during her illness. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 8331129. Email condolences and share memories through Patricia’s obituary at



GARY CLARENCE SCHOCK June 3, 1936 - November 11, 2013 Gary passed away peacefully at home where he wanted to be on November 11, 2013. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Doris of 55 years. Also sons, Daniel of Calgary, Nathan (Janice Davidson) of Quesnel, daughter Michelle (Barry) Larsen of Maple Ridge, grandchildren; Natasha (Strath) Petri, Amanda (Duane) Lo, Joshua (Ashley) Larsen, Jeremy Larsen, great grandchildren Liam Petri, Kaleah Lo, relatives, mining, fishing and hunting friends. Pre-deceased by parents; Austin and Anne Schock, brother; Kenneth, survived by Norman (Wendy) Schock. Thank you to Dr. Mostowy and team at Kelowna General Hospital during his very lengthy stay. Also thank you to Dr. Bratty, Dr. MacDonald and staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital for a long stay as well. A very special thank you to his Brother Knights of Columbus for all their kindness, support and prayers so very much appreciated. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Andrew L’Heureux of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Chase on Saturday November 16, 2013. Cremation was in the care of Bowers Funeral Service Online Condolences can be sent through Gary’s obituary at

WRIGHT, HELEN 1926 - 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen on November 21, 2013 in Armstrong, B.C. Helena Enns was born in Warman, SK, on December 24, 1926. The family moved to a homestead in Carrot River, SK when she was a young girl. She left home as a young woman and headed for the Okanagan, where she picked fruit and worked several different jobs. She was a fiercely independent woman, and did not settle down to have a family until she was in her late 20’s. She and Clarence raised their children in Prince George, BC, moved to Nipawin, SK in 1975 where they farmed until 1988. They retired to Vernon, and then settled in Armstrong in 1992. Helen was multi talented; she could cook, sew, and clean- but she also was an appliance repairman, carpenter, farm hand, and vet. She could do minor mechanical repairs and often assisted her husband, Clarence, in the machine shop. She could drive almost anything (including a school bus) and wasn’t ever afraid to try. She even learned to weld in her 50’s. There was very little she couldn’t do. After Clarence passed away in 1997 she still worked as a companion/caregiver for several years. Helen was proud of her children and did all she could for them- and she LOVED her grandchildren. She did many things with them and was an active participant in their lives as long as she was able. They will have many fond memories of time spent with Grandma. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Bob (Adele) of Vernon, Dave of Winnipeg, MB; daughters: Shelley (Daren) of Salmon Arm, and Cheryl (Brad) Rice of Armstrong; grandchildren: Jason, Stephanie, Brandi, Crystal, Jordan Josh; 3 Step daughters: Sybil, Ann, Clara; brothers: Bill, Corny, John; sisters: Suzie, Marge, Kathy, Betty; as well as many extended family and friends. A funeral service for Helen was held at 11:30 am on Monday, November 25th, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (3335 Patterson Street, Armstrong) with prayers recited at 7:00 pm on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Funeral arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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Cards of Thanks

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Cards of Thanks

Thank You!

The family of Marilyn Jacobson, who passed away on October 6, would like to thank all of those people who have supported us with their kind words, flowers and beautiful cards. We would also like to thank the staff of Shuswap Lake Hospital and Bastion Place for their kindness and loving care of Marilyn during her lengthy illness. We’d especially like to thank Drs. deWet and Schneider. We will miss Marilyn forever and will never forget the wonderful care you provided to her. A sincere “thank you” to everyone! If you care to do so, donations may continue to be made, in Marilyn’s name, to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation.



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IMMEDIATE OPENING International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The company has operations across North America and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at The Adams Lake Division is located between Salmon Arm and Kamloops in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia. In 2009, the Adams Lake operation successfully commissioned a new sawmill and is now a leader in safety, efficiency and high value production. Interfor – Adams Lake Sawmill Division is accepting applications for a Sawmill Superintendent. The successful candidate will be an engaging safety leader that will thrive managing a highly motivated team in a technical and fast paced manufacturing environment. The right person for the job will have a minimum of 5 years experience in sawmill operations at the supervisor and/or superintendent level and possess a thorough knowledge of lumber manufacturing including equipment, processes and products.

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Bizzy Bee Delivery Inc. is looking for a motivated person to be a Delivery Driver, must be over 19yrs. of age, have cell phone & a car. Wage is by commission. The job for p/u & deliveries for people & businesses in town. For more details call Doug (250)833-6622


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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical


Financial Services

Legal Services

DISTRIBUTION Company is looking for a Merchandiser to work 10-15hrs/wk Mondays & Tuesdays, in the Salmon Arm area. Wage $12.50/hr. Please email resume to

HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians required for work in Fort McMurray. If you are interested in a balanced schedule, competitive wages and benefits please send your resume to: or fax to 1-780-986-7051.

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INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: C- 250-938-1944

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NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED To distribute the Shuswap Market News & Lakeshore News AREAS AVAILABLE SAL. ARM-11th Ave. NE SAL. ARM-30th Ave/30 St. CHASE-Shuswap Sands CHASE-Hillside Ave SICAMOUS-Rauma Ave Call Valerie 250-832-2131

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) Small business requires bookkeeping/Office help. 5-10 Hrs/wk flexible hrs. QuickBooks acctg system, Data entry, writing cheques, filing etc. Hourly rate depending on Experience. Call 250-832-8565 Sorrento Building Centre is seeking a PT/FT, retail/floor person. Experience and product knowledge in the hardware and lumber industries required! Must be team-oriented and self-motivated. Drop off resume in person to Sorrento Building Centre, 1280 TCH Sorrento, References required. UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE Students wanted for summer management positions with Student Works. Full business training provided. Challenging learning experience, huge resume builder. Average earnings summer 2013 $20,500. Info call 1-800-665-4992 or Deadline December 15th. 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. Wanted: General Labor persons required Mon to Fri. Must have reliable transportation and valid drivers license. All equipment supplied. Please Fax Resume with job description to 250-546-0600, no phone calls please.

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

Help Wanted


THE SALVATION ARMY Kettle Campaign is looking for volunteers for 2hr. shifts in the following places: Walmart, Canadian Tire, Uptown Askews, Salmon Arm Liquor Store in the Shuswap Mall, The Gov’t Liquor store on TCH and Ctr. Court in Picadilly Mall. Sharon 250803-1496 or David at the Church Office 250-832-9194


Health Products RESTLESS LEG Syndrome & leg cramps? Fast relief In one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

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

Financial Services DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Medical Health

Call Allison at: 250-832-2262 or e-mail

VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 Free all for $99 including Free Shipping. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 1-888-836-0780 or

Versed in all aspects of drywall. Small jobs & Reno’s a specialty. Quick, clean and Professional 250-318-2327

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at OAKSIDE Enderby, BC


• Licensed Practical Nurses • Long Term Care Aides • Housekeeping • Cook Assistants Send Resume to: Nihal Maligaspe, RN, Manager 9455 Firehall Frontage Road, Enderby, BC V0E 1V3 Tel: (250) 832-6767 Fax: (250) 832-6779 Toll Free: 1-866-681-2345 Web site:


Misc Services

Home & Yard •Fencing •Decks •Patios

•Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

250-253-4663 Gutter cleaning Shuswap Window 250- 833-2533


Pet Services

PET GROOMING With Michelle

Professionally Beautifying Properties for Over 27 Years. • Rock Walls • Utility Services • Site Prep • Terracing • Drainage • Pools

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

981 - 16th Street N.E., Salmon Arm V1E 2V2


Financial Services

Handypersons CLEAN CUT RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS Home reno’s and repairs, Interior painting and trim Licensed & insured Frank Cell 250-515-3637 250-832-8153

Pet Services


Financial Services

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

Work as a freelancer and earn $560 weekly! Immediate start and no fees required. Part-time job, flexibility and freedom to work from home and your own hours. Job description & requirements: • No qualification required • Attentive, creative and reliable • Ability to work under little to no supervision • Have a desire to succeed For more details contact:

PHARMACY ASSISTANT Full Time/Salmon Arm Pharmasave in Salmon Arm is actively seeking the right individual to join our dispensary team as a full time pharmacy assistant. Candidates must have outstanding communication and custom service skills. The position available is for a Tuesday-Saturday schedule and is available immediately. Contact: Troy Cook (250) 832-2111

Specializing in Small Businesses

Bookkeeping and payroll on Simply Accounting or QuickBooks. • Accounting system setup. • Income tax prep. for business, personal & corp. • Full cycle accounting. Willing to work from your office or mine.

Excavating & Drainage

Help Wanted

Job Title: Freelance Job

Home Care Weston Home & Health Care Services. Certified Mature reliable woman with 20+ years exp. avail for health and home care services. Housekeeping, errands, Meal planning, companionship. have valid DL, Ref’s/Record check Avail upon request. Call Janis 778-489-4389



Misc. for Sale

Garden & Lawn

Misc. for Sale

Garden & Lawn

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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate



Misc Services

$200 & Under

Misc. for Sale

SNOW REMOVAL Sidewalks,driveways,small parking lots, roofs. Residential or Commercial Shuswap Window Cleaning 250- 833-2533

EVERYTHING Must Go! Tvs, freezers, bedroom furn., knick knacks (250)515-6063

CST Berger 20x sight level c/w tripod $300., 10gal. shop vac $25., Manfrotto 410 geared head for camera mounting on tripod $200. (250)832-9145

$300 & Under

Painting & Decorating

8’ couch w/matching chair, tones of blue and pink $300. obo (250)577-3610

nt iscou $D ting$$ $ ain P • Residential

FRIDGIDAIRE 30” gas range, white, approx 1yr. old, like new $1000 new asking $350. (250)833-3533

$400 & Under

& Commercial • Interior/Exterior


• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

WOOD PELLETS delivered (250)675-5433 (250)517-7327

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

Garage Sales

Telephone Services


DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408.

HUGE NAME BRAND CLOTHING GARAGE SALE (beside Hideaway Pub) Lakeshore. Items from $2. Pre Xmas Sale. Clothing, toques, watches, boots,jackets, Too many names to list. Fri/Sat Nov 29/30 noon-5pm

Pets & Livestock

TOPS BC 1767 Annual Christmas Fund Raiser, Sat. Nov30, 9-2, St. John’s Anglican Church, 170 Shuswap St SE, Salmon Arm, baking, crafts, white elephant, re-giftables

Feed & Hay Excellent 3rd crop grass or grass alfalfa hay. Small squares. 250-546-6158. GOOD horse hay, $5/bale, barn stored, no rain, South Canoe (250)832-6616 HAY Alfalfa/grass mix, round haylage bales $45/bale Rick (250)833-4523

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 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

Livestock 10 month old Jersey Heffer asking $800 250-833-4395 1.5 yr old Brown Lay Hens $2.00/ea 250-832-8918

Pets N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Motorized lift chair. Power lift, power massage and heat. Like New cond. Medium brown colour $500 OBO 250-832-0354

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Medical Supplies

Canon Printer/Fax New $60 250-804-0452 Kenmore Top line Sewing machine. Many features Top cond. $50 250-804-0452

45GAL food grade plastic & steel barrels 5 different types to choose from.Also available 1000 litre plastic steel caged totes (250)833-4963 Hot tub 8-10 person older but well maintained. $500 250832-8918

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

$100 & Under

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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Four rims with winter tires used on 2007 Subaru Outback. Tire size 225/60r16. Winterforce, several seasons old and studded $100 OBO 250-832-6765 GENERA 2 person sauna Bought for $1000 new will sell for $700 OBO. VIBREX excercise machine. Bought for $1299 will sell for $800 OBO Both in Excellent cond! Call 250-832-8026 IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used waterproof, shock proof, mudproof, phone case for Iphone 4S or 5. Cost $80.00. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-3068489 for details. NORDIC track A2155 Treadmill. Program/preset. Digital workout progress displays & heart rate measurement. Mod. use, ex. cond. folds up as needed. $900. new, $350. firm. (250)804-2974 RECONDITIONED wood heaters & circular 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: STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

Misc. Wanted Good, used bedroom furniture, tools, pots and pans. 250 8372242 or 250 515-0502. PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 WANTED: 2010 or Newer Toyota, one owner, no agents. 250-832-2453

Free Items Found and Free to good home 2 litters of Abandoned Kittens. 3-4 mos. old, 2 orange 4 B&W and 3 calico. Absolutely adorable and in need of love. 250-308-5489 FREE Double/Queen bed frame, steel, missing wheels/feet 250-832-6765 FREE: Good homes wanted Tabbies & Calico kittens 8wks. old, please call evenings or leave message (250)832-4079


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Misc for Rent

Homes for Rent

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3bdrm, 2bath, 2car garage 6appl. in SA, beautiful lake view in nice subdivision 3bdrm, 2bath, 2car garage in Shuswap Lake Estates 1bdrm, 1bath condo Salmon Arm

COZY 2 bedroom one level house with large yard and garden. Nicely renovated, comes with washer/dryer/fridge/stove. yard maintenance is contracted out. has carport and shed for storage close to school and play ground across the alley, on corner lot. $900 plus DD. and own utilities. Available Dec 01. Call 250-515-3600 or email NEWER 1/2 duplex with yard. 17th st SE : 3 bdrm, den, 3 full bath, air, view. Avail Dec 1st. N/S, N/P. $1400/mth plus util. Call 250-764-4336 SA clean, quiet, spacious 3/bed house, Walk to Walmart, w/d, perf working couple. $1000 + util. NS, NP, leave message. (250)833-8203 SORRENTO bright 2bdrm. 2 bath, 5appl., NP, NS, 1bay garage Ref. essential. $1100 Negotiable (1-250)808-9145

Contact AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

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

1 Bedroom Apartment fridge, stove, coin laundry

& hot water included, No Pets


1-855-852-5660 Toll Free 3BDRM SA.Reliable, responsible, working tenants. N/S, N/P. Washer/dryer, lge kitchen Above D/T business. Avail. now $900. 604-790-2340 Bright, spacious 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated. Includes F/S, DW, A/C, H/W NS, NP. Available immed. $825/month (250) 803-1694 Ask about Senior’s Discount HUGE 1 bedroom, $850/mo. inc. utilities, garbage. NP, avail. immed. Call Bonnie (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 SORRENTO 2000 sq.ft 2BD 2 Bath Overlooking Shuswap Lake. Great Location. Avail Dec 1. $1000 + util. 250-5150450 Walk to Town - 2Bdrm top floor suite, NS NP. $575 plus Util. Refs Req’d 250-832-4412 Walk to Town Covered parking level entry 2Bdrm NS NP $590 plus Util. 250-832-4412

Housesitting MATURE woman to sit pets in SA, Feb. 1st for 3-5months, ref’s avail., (250)397-0252

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 bdrm plus den, 1.5 bath in Canoe. Walking distance to elementary school and beach. Large fenced yard, covered deck, quiet cul de sac. 6 appliances, pet friendly, ample parking. Available December 2013, $1200 plus utilities. Call 587-297-4605 or email Great place for a family.

Modular Homes 2BDRM trailer in Tappen, $700/mo., avail now, NP, NS, Ref’s req’d. (250)835-4480

Homes for Rent 2/3BDRM on the beach in Canoe. $900/mo. + util. NS, NP, (250)833-0665 2Bdrm Furn. Small house, Shuswap Lk, Sunnybrae, avail now til Jun 30/14. Ref’s req’d. $700/mo. $250 DD incl everything but phone & int. N/S Resp. tenants only. Jackie 250-835-4800 2 bedroom house on farm in MARA, $850./mo includes util. Avail Dec 1. 1(250)838-6630 3 Bdr. 3 Bath house to rent in SA. Jan 1. W/D, Garage, large yard. No smokers. $1350 +util. 250-832-9869 3BDRM. in town, laundry, 5appl., avail Dec15 or Jan1, $1000/mo. (250)832-9797 4 Bdrm 2 Bath Fully furn it has everything incl cutlery incl. 130ft of private beach front W/D inlaw suite DS $2000/mo Util NOT incl. 250-938-3307 Chase Like new 4Bdrm 3Bath 2 level, lge garage. In town $1300 + util close to schools avail Jan 1 604-542-6224 COMPLETELY reno’d semi beachfront, top floor house on 1/2acre. 2Bdrm, new tile in floor heat, new carpet, kitchen & bath, 5appl., lrg deck, 1100sqft. internet, private dock, 20 min. to SA , NS, NP, ref’s req’d, $1000/mo. (604)612-1715 (604)861-6254 DOWNTOWN SA, 3bdrm. 2 level suite, NS, NP, refs req. $1200/mo. util. incl., avail. now (250)832-6296 GORGEOUS 3/4bdrm w/view 1.5 acres, W/D, util, int, sat incl., avail. Now smoking outside $1350 (250)832-7809

Shared Accommodation Silvercreek Share home with senior male. priv bed/bath rent neg 250-832-4655

Suites, Lower 1BDRM close to town, self contained W/O, W/D, DW, infloor heat, garage, workshop NS, ref’s $850/mo incl. util., avail now (1-778)866-8324 1BDRM incl. util, cbl 5appl. Uptown near college & shopping priv. ent. & parking. $800 avail now (250)832-9341 1BDRM. level entry, incl. all util., 5appl., in town, $875/mo. NS, No pets (250)832-6720 1 bedroom - 1 person. W/D, F/S, utilities. Nonsmoker. No pets. References. Near Field of Dreams. $625/month. 250832-8099. Dec. 1. 2 bdrm 1100sq ft. basement suite. F/S, W/D, DW. Inet/TV + Utils included $1000. Available Dec 1. 250-515-2412. 2BDRM. suite avail Dec1, sep. driveway, all util., wifi & cable incl. $900/mo., furnished if need be (250)833-5214 LG. 1bdrm walkout near beach, own patio, 6appl., walk in closet, gas FP, furn avail NS NP, Blind Bay , $695 util incl. (250)675-5054 RANCHERO/Mellor’s Store area: 2bdrm. $750/mo. + utils. avail. now, NP, W/D/F/S & parking. (250)546-3717

Auto Services WINTER tire change over special. 4 Change overs & balance $50. Call for appt. (250)835-4632

Cars - Sports & Imports 2003 Subaru Outback. 220K. New tires (All Season). Recent head gaskets, timing belt, frt wheel bearings and battery.. Remote start. $4500 OBO. Ph. 250-832-3419. 2004 Chevy Optra, 5spd., 110K, 17” low profile tires/no winters, blue underglow w/interior lights to match, Alpine deck w/10” sub $5000. (250)515-0165

Sport Utility Vehicle 2006 H3 Hummer, Harley Davidson 4x4, fully loaded, heated seats, new brakes & rotors, ex. cond., $13000. obo (250)803-4650

Suites, Upper 2BDRM, 2 bath, in SA, Exe. suite, furnished, w/d, utensils etc, util. cable, internet included. $1100. (250)833-6268 2BDRM. suite close to DT SA, fenced yard, small pet ok, NS, avail Dec 1st, $875/mo + util. (250)804-4754

Trucks & Vans


1983 Chevy Custom Deluxe 305, 178000 km. blown 700R4 tranny. Winters & summer tires on rims (great shape), canopy, newer dual exhaust, minimal rust. Piece it out or take all. Make me an offer. (250) 804-3385

Townhouse NICE area 3 Bdrm Garage 2 car parking $975 NS 250-960-9599

SPECIAL on Rebuilding Diesel & Gas Engines. Full warranty. Call AGC at 250-832-1903

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Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent


$1,800.00/Mo 5 Bed/4 bath.

171 Shuswap St.

Incl. fridge & stove. Utilities not included! Excellent references required. Cary Lentz, Property/Strata Manager Century 21 Lifestyles, Salmon Arm, B.C. 250 832 6060 or 1 800 830 0545



Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, November 27, 2013 A37

City plans for drainage projects

Profile of the week

downstream, the channel has been degraded to bedrock. The project, estimated at $260,000 includes culvert replacement and stream restoration. 4) 20th Avenue and Lakeshore Drive NE storm extension. Because of ongoing erosion issues in the ditches in the area, upgrades of the storm sewer, curb and gutter, water main, sidewalk and sanitary sewer are contemplated. The water main upgrade is estimated at $220,000 and the sidewalk at $30,000. Staff noted $673,200 is available in short-term borrowing capacity in 2014.

Kennedy Seeley, Brianna Peterson and Nathan DavisLent have fun during the Toonie Swim held recently at the SASCU Recreation Centre pool.


Hydro Excavating Mufers Brakes Shocks Complete Automotive Repairs Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:00

Christmas Trees Robert Babakaiff of Arro Wood Heat Services has been in business for 5 years. A 45-year resident of Salmon Arm, he believes in buying his products locally. After being laid off from Coe/Newnes, he saw there was a need for a reliable wood heat technician. He became certified in the WETT program – which is a Canadian recognized association, allowing him to be able to inspect, install and maintain wood burning stoves and fireplaces. His services include chimney sweeping, estimates and advice on purchasing and installation of wood burning stoves, such as size needed for the square footage, and the best stove to meet your needs. Robert’s motto “Burning Clean = More Green” not only refers to the money saved when keeping your stove or fireplace maintained, it also refers to the environment, as the new stoves burn cleaner and more efficiently. Repeat customers are spreading the word of his fair pricing and thorough job. For all your wood heat needs, call Robert today for an estimate.


Wood Heat Services

Earth Art Studios Fine Art FrAming

In-home consultation & quotations as well as a pick up and delivery service. Call to schedule appointment. We would be happy to come and see you! Kevin Watson 250.832.1855 • 120 - 20th St. N.E.



Mark Pennell owner 4130 - 1st Ave. SW

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Delivery in Shuswap and surrounding areas. Now taking orders. Truck for hire with crane. Call for delivery: ELMER DODDS ~ 250-675-5433 • Cell 250-517-7327

Farm Services

Phone: Cell:

250 675-0025 778-220-2776

Norbert Lazarus • Email:

Tree Services

Bill Walker


Serving Sicamous & the Shuswap


TREE SERVICE We Cut Trees and More!! Stump Grinder - Bobcat - Excavator Residential & Commercial Properties 250-836-4147

• Fir Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

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Peter Wolf

Now using environmentally-friendly and compliant WATERBORNE PAINT • Fischer’s Funeral Home • Ben’s Towing

Blue Spruce, noncultured, u-cut 4-7 feet from $ 22.50 2060-60th Avenue NE, Salmon Arm Saturdays/Sundays 9am to 3 pm or call 250 833 1533


250-260-0110 250-804-3030

• ICBC Repairs • Glass Replacement • Painting • Sand Blasting • Private Insurance Repairs • Frame Straightening

1st Ave SW

• Utility locating - Hydro/gas/water/fibre optics • Catch basins/sumps/drains • Steam work • Line flushing • Slot trenching




Rob Stunzi cell: 250-253-2829

Christmas Trees


• Fully Insured • Chimney Sweep • Stove Installs & Maintenance • WETT Inspections Call Robert Babakaiff 250-803-2168 Salmon Arm

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during the spring. The project would involve 250 metres of storm sewer and 380 metres of curb and gutter. The 2014 budget includes $60,000 in design costs towards the estimated $300,000 project. The long-discussed need for sewage treatment in the industrial park is not touched upon in the 2014 budget due to its high cost. 3) 10th Avenue NW culvert replacement. Design of the project will take place this year, as the culvert is badly decayed and significantly undersized, which results in backwater/upstream flooding. With erosion


At Your Service

The city’s 2014 budget includes the design costs of several upcoming drainage projects as well as savings to fund them. The four 2015 capital projects are: 1) Rehabilitation of Canoe Beach Drive. Slippage of the road has been a hazard for many years, with slippage about 600 metres east of 72 Avenue NE in 2006 followed by a massive slide of the southern hillside and roadway. In March of this year, the road was closed after a semi-circular crack appeared 250 metres

west of 72 Avenue. City staff have recommended full repairs in late 2014/2015 followed by permanently closing the eastern section. The 2014 budget includes preliminary rehabilitation and design work of $75,000 funded through the Community Works Fund, or gas tax money. The project cost is estimated at $300,000. 2) Storm water extension on 46 Avenue SE in the Salmon Arm Industrial Park. Due to large impermeable surfaces combined with large driveways that have been graded away from the uncurbed roadway, several properties flood, particularly




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Friday November 29 Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and check out the great deals during the Mall’s

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