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Your Classified Connection / Vol. 24 No. 1 Friday, January 3, 2014

Market News


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Inside Shuswap

A3 Back on two feet

A prosthetic gets Dudley in the swim. Plus

Calendar A5 South Shuswap A7-A9


A11 Year in review

The Shuswap Market News continues to look back at the happenings in the village over the past year.

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n Lib Pulsifer, her father Justo Angeles and Craig Pulsifer have many connections to the Philippines. Lib and Craig will be heading there in January.

Typhoon not in the past

Philippines: Family still raising funds to assist the victims of disaster. By Martha Wickett


Typhoon Haiyan may be out of the news headlines, but it remains in the hearts and minds of people in the Shuswap. The Pulsifers are one Salmon Arm family which thinks daily of the Philippines. Lib Pulsifer was raised in Manila, about an hour’s flight north of Tacloban, a city of a quarter million people that was flattened by the typhoon. Lib’s family immigrated to Canada in 1979 to escape the Marcos regime. Her father Justo Angeles lives in Toronto but has been visiting in Salmon Arm. He was born in Tacloban. Lib says her family has distant relatives on

her grandmother’s side in Tacloban, as well as family, extended family and friends in Manila. The Pulsifers visit the Philippines regularly. “My father was asking me how he could connect and find out what happened to them,” Lib says of the relatives in Tacloban. There’s no power there, points out Craig, Lib’s spouse. “It’s something, I think, we fail to grasp –it’s going to be years to recover. It’s not like, ‘I did my bit and it’s on to the next.’” Asked how the typhoon has affected him living in Canada, Lib’s father says, through her: “He feels very sorry for the people that have lost loved ones and for the people that are affected, have lost their homes. There is this feeling of overwhelming helplessness because we’re so far, but he says he’s hoping that the help will get to them and it’s so important that we help out. He’s very thankful to the community money

that was raised here and was sent.” Lib and Craig both say they have been amazed by Salmon Arm residents’ generosity. “It’s humanity reaching out, and that just warms my heart,” says Lib. More than $7,000 has been raised locally, $3,000 of that from bottle and can recycling alone, the Pulsifers say. The funds go to the disaster relief fund of Action International Ministries. According to its website, “Action works... to reach people for Christ (evangelism), train them in Christian living (discipleship), and assist them in their physical and economic needs (development).” The Pulsifers will be heading to the Philippines in January – and paying for their own airline tickets, they emphasize – where they can put funds directly into the hands of aid workers. To help, residents may drop off cans and bottles at Hanna & Hanna’s, donate online

or, to give funds directly, email Lib at lib@

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Dudley has taken to walking on two legs like other ducks would to water. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Dudley the call duck’s right limb was fitted with a prosthetic leg and foot. By Friday, Dudley’s owner and caretaker, Debbie Fortin of K9-1-1 Animal Rescue and Services, said the little water fowl was walking on both legs as though he had them his whole life. “He also thinks now that he has a leg, he can run away,” laughs Fortin. “When we go to get him now for his bath, because he still has to have rehab, instead of just sitting there and letting us pick him up, he’ll try and run away, and he’s very successful at it but he’s in a confined area. It’s really good to see that happen because before he couldn’t.” Dudley lost his foot and part of his leg when he was a wee duckling. Not long after, Fortin’s son, Brandon Schweitzer contacted his friend Terence Loring, a mechanical engineer who recently started his own Kamloops-based company, 3 Pillar Designs. Loring specializes in 3D architecture and design and paid the duckling a visit, deciding to take on the challenge of designing a prosthetic leg. Loring came up with a few different designs and two models, with the actual printing of prosthetics being done by Canadian company Proto3000. The first design was at a wrong angle and more complex than needed. “I thought I’d try to make it very realistic, but it just made it super cumbersome, so I decided to go back to something very simple and build on that,” says Loring. “At least we got him walking, and if need be we can do something a little more complex. But at this

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n He’s quack on two feet – Dudley the duck takes his first steps on his new prosthetic leg. The leg was designed by mechanical engineer Terence Loring, who operated 3 Pillar Designs in Kamloops. point, at least he’s got his balance and everything.” Loring and Proto3000 donated all of their time and materials for the project, for which Fortin is grateful. Dudley is still getting used to moving on the new leg, with some surfaces and obstacles that he was used to going over with one leg posing a bit of a challenge. But, in general, Fortin says he’s getting around better and his health is improving as a result. “He also now is using his wings more because he’s more upright so he’s able to flap them fully open,” says Fortin. “We had to clip his wings so he doesn’t fly, but he has his flight wings so he spreads them and flaps them because he can stand up and be like a real duck. He seems pretty proud.” A remaining chal-

lenge is the fastening of the prosthetic to Dudley’s stub – something more secure is needed. “We’re looking into a strap or something to hold the actual leg on his stump,” says Fortin. “That’s a transition we’re making too, but we’ve got several people trying to come up with ideas that won’t stop circulation… you can see it’s doable.” When news of his humane design project broke, Loring said he received calls from other people with injured animals, including someone with an emu that had lost its leg. Loring was interested in taking on the project; however, due to other complications, the animal had to be put down. And while his curriculum vitae includes much larger design projects, Loring is enthusiastic about his work with Fortin

and Dudley, and how he was able to have a positive impact on both their lives. “A lot of people say it’s trivial, and in some ways it might be, but a lot of people really care for this little animal, so I guess that’s why I really wanted to take this on,” says Loring. “If they think it’s important enough, well, why not?” As someone who cares for animals professionally, Fortin says her eyes are now wide open to the world of 3D printing and the potential benefits the technology can offer animals and humans alike. “There’s lots of possibilities and I know we can’t look at funding those things because we don’t have the financial backing, but just knowing that it is possible to do that gives us a lot more insight as to what we can do,” says Fortin.

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n Rick Bauman, Myron Fehr, James Martin and Nathan Zimmerman play a game of shinny hockey on the outdoor skating rink located beside the Salmon Arm Christian Day School on Salmon River Road.


Sicamous appeals for annual use of ALR land By Lachlan Labere


Sicamous district council plans to put pressure on the Agriculture Land Commission to get around its application process to use local agricultural land for a motorcycle event. Last year, the district submitted an application to the commission so that the community dog park, which is currently in the Agricultural Land Reserve, could be used for the Summer Stomp motorcycle rally and concert. Anticipating this will be an annual event in Sicamous, district community planning officer Mike Marrs says the district is working with the ALC to figure out a way around having to make an annual application. He did not state the district is seeking to remove the land from the reserve. In September, council met and raised the matter with Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm. In a Nov. 12 letter to council, Pimm states that in order to use ALR land for a non-farm use like music festivals, an application to the ALC must be made. He said the B.C. government “does not have any involvement in individual applications or decisions made

by the ALC.” However, the minister goes on to say the province is currently undergoing a core review of all government agencies and activities, and that Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett, who is overseeing the review, has indicated the Agricultural Land Reserve will be a part of the review. Pimm and Bennett recently came under fire when cabinet documents were leaked outlining a strategy to break up the ALR into two zones, one that would cover the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and the Okanagan, and a northern zone where the Oil and Gas Commission would play a greater role in ALR land removal applications. District administrator Heidi Frank told council the news has prompted division among local governments – those calling for greater protection of the ALC, and those wanting change. There is a similar division among Sicamous councillors. “Being a new councillor, I’m not sure what the previous view is, but I like the ALC,” commented Suzanne Carpenter. “I know how it works and I think I’m probably not with ev-

erybody here, but boy, we have to protect our lands, because we need food in the future, we need food for our children, we need a stable industry. If we didn’t have this, half those orchards would be sold off.” Coun. Don Richardson was of a different mindset, saying the commission is more of a hinderance than good. “Up in the hills where I live with a bunch of rocks, that is not farmland,” said Richardson. “And yet, I’m compelled by a whole lot of bureaucratic dumbness to comply with this stuff. What we are saying is you guys need to revisit your boundaries. Because way back in whatever, they just took a map and made a bunch of lines and said, ‘this is ALR.’” Coun. Terry Rysz agreed with Richardson on the need for a review of the ALR. Speaking specifically to Sicamous’ situation, he recommended council send a delegation to meet with the minister to reiterate the district’s concerns. Coun. Fred Busch said what the district is asking isn’t necessarily going to take the dog park out of the land commission. “All we’re asking is if we can have

this music festival… the Stomp, on those premises,” said Busch. “That is not necessarily saying that in the future, this land couldn’t once again go back to growing corn or alfalfa or whatever crops that

it used to have. I think there is that difference… we’re not going to be putting up houses or paving it over, at least I assume that’s not what we’re going to be doing, paving it over.”


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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our calendar online. See below. SATURDAY, JAN. 4 BOTTLE DRIVE – The Shuswap Variety Club Auction Committee hosts a bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. within city boundaries. For information, call 250-832-3157 or 250-804-3001. Residents are also invited to drop off recyclable beverage containers to Branch #62 of the Royal Canadian Legion. SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents Haute Cuisine, a “tasteful” comedy about Hortense, who becomes chef to the president of France, screens at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. Subtitles.

MONDAY, JAN. 6 BEE CLUB – The Shuswap Bee Club meets at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Uptown Askew’s and subsequent Mondays until May. Call Beckie at 250-679-8861 for more information.

TUESDAY, JAN. 7 BEST FOR BABES – The Healthiest Babies Possible program resumes with Mom and Baby Care at Harbourfront Chiropractic; Jan. 14 – Public Health – Safe Sleep; Jan. 21 – Movie day at Salmar Grand; Jan. 28 – Homemade play dough. For times, call Trish Johnson, pregnancy outreach program co-ordinator at the Shuswap Family Resource Centre, at 250-832-2170, ext. 205.

FRIDAY, JAN. 10 SYMPHONY – Kamloops Symphony presents The Magic of Vienna at 7:30

p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre. For more information, email info@ or visit Youth can get special reduced ShuGo tickets at the Arts Centre on Hudson Avenue.

SILVER SCREEN – The Shuswap Film Society presents Dallas Buyer’s Club, from the true story of a Texas man who is HIV positive and undertakes a search for alternative treatments. This is a seven-day run and the Jan. 10 and 11 showings will feature door prizes. The movie runs at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

FRIDAY, JAN. 17 COFFEE HOUSE – The Salmon Arm Coffee House takes place at Little

Mountain Field House, 250 – 30th Street SE. A tune or a toonie gets you in the door. All ages welcome. For more information, call Gerri at 250833-4024 or Connie at 250-832-8088.

SATURDAY, JAN. 18 SILVER SCREEN – The Shuswap Film Society presents All is Lost, an adventure drama about a man who wakes to find his yacht is taking on water, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24 SAGA – The Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents “Shuswap Artists,” the

annual juried members’ exhibition. The opening reception takes place at 7 p.m. with live music and refreshments. The exhibition runs to March 1.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25 SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents Philomena, a story of a woman’s search for the son she gave up after conceiving him out of wedlock, at 5 and 7 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29 SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents Our Man in Tehran, gripping, informative documentary on Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor’s role in sheltering six American diplomats in the operation that became known as “the Canadian caper,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

SATURDAY, FEB. 8 LIVE AT THE MET – The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD presents Dvorak’s Rusalka at the Salmar Classic Theatre on Alexander at 9:55 a.m. For more information, visit Youth can get special reduced ShuGo tickets at the Arts Centre on Hudson Avenue.

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Know that the Lord, He is God, it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people. – Psalm 100:3

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Interim Priest in Charge Rev. Canon Barbara Stewart

10:00 a.m. Services Sundays and Wednesdays 170 Shuswap Street S.E., Salmon Arm

Tel: 250 832-2828

Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church Pastor Peter Stellingwerff 10:30 a.m. Worship

Nursery Care & Children’s Programs

1191 - 22nd Street NE

250 832-8452, 250 832-0910


CHURCH ~ ELCIC 10:30 AM • WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL Pastor: Rev. Erik Bjorgan 1801 - 30th St. NE ~ 250 832-6160


Pastors Captain Sheldon Feener SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 a.m. 191 - 2nd Ave. NE ~ 832-9196 Everyone Welcome!

Emmanuel Free Lutheran Church

Canoe Senior Citizen’s Centre 7330-49th St. NE

New Life Outreach

Church of Christ

We meet at 2560 Auto Road SE

Reaching the world for Jesus one person at a time 11 a.m. ~ Worship & Communion 10 a.m. ~ Classes for all ages 250 833-0927

Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastors Mel & Joyce Janzen 250 675-3839 or 250 835-8736 4409 Trans Can. Hwy., Tappen

Mountain View Baptist Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian

Worship: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School for the whole family @ 10:30 am

Pre-service singing 10:45 a.m. Worship service 11:00 a.m.

T.C.Hwy. across from RCMP Rev. Woldy Sosnowsky

Pastor Benje Bartley

For info.: 250 833-5636 1981 9th Ave. NE (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church)

250 832-7282

If your church would like to advertise their services and location, or special events happening at your church, please call The Salmon Arm Observer at 250-832-2131 for advertising here.

Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Bible Study Thurs. 1:30 p.m.

Joyfully centered on the word of God and lead by the Spirit.

4590-10 Ave. SW

Sunday Worship ..................................... 10:00 am Sunday School .........................................10-11 am Message ............................................... 11-11:45 am Every 4th Sunday evening Hymn Singing 5:30-6:30 pm Every other Thursday Prayer Service & Bible Study 7:30-8:30 pm

Pastor James Baer 250 832-3615

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (LCC) 9:45 am Bible Study 11 am Sunday Worship 250 517-8655 or 250 832-5908

Little Mountain Bible Chapel

3481 - 10th Ave. S.E. 250 803-0161 ~ Salmon Arm

• Sunday ~ Worship & Remembrance - 9:30 a.m. • Family Bible Hour/Sunday School - 11 a.m. • Thursday ~ Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Co-sponsor of Morning Star Bible Camp, Westbank, B.C.

St. Mary’s Anglican/ United Church Tuesday Eucharist 10 a.m. The Rev. Bruce Chalmers SUNDAY WORSHIP - 10 am

Web: Study Online:

First United Church

450 OKANAGAN AVE. 250 832-3860

Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Rev. Lynn Elliott Joanne Koster, Children & Youth ALL ARE WELCOME!

371 Hudson Ave.

(Please use the rear entrance between the Andover Building and the back of the Credit Union)

Office - 331 4th Street N.E., 250 832-9142 Email: Lead Pastor: Pastor Ken Dryden

River of Life Community Church Pastor Reuben Pauls - 250 675-3636

Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Sunday School - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery to age 12) 2405 Centennial Drive, Shuswap Lake Estates Lodge, downstairs

Living Waters Church WORSHIP SERVICE & CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Sundays 10:30 a.m. HEALING SERVICE Every Sunday 1 p.m. Public welcome!


#180 Lakeshore Dr. NW Right behind Boston Pizza

250 832-3433


Sundays at 9:00 am & 10:45 am 3151 - 6th Ave. NE

Bob Bartell - Lead Pastor Tamara Peterson - Women’s Ministries Pastor Daron Blenkin - Student Ministries Pastor Rudy Evans - Children’s Ministries Pastor


Worship Service at 9:45 Nursery Care for ages 2 & under Sunday School for ages 3 - Gr. 5



Children’s Ministry & Childcare for all ages, both services

Join us each Saturday ~ All ages

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Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Our new address is:

Broadview Evangelical Free Church

1188 Trans Canada Hwy., Sorrento Ph. 250-675-2294

Seventh-day Adventist Church 9:30 am. - Bible Study Hour 11:00 a.m. - Worship Service

250 832-8068 121 Shuswap Street SW

SALMON ARM: St. Joseph’s 60 First Street SE Sat., 5 pm & Sun., 9 am SICAMOUS: Our Lady of Fatima Sunday at 2 pm BLIND BAY: Our Lady of the Lake 2740 Fairway Hill Rd., Blind Bay Sunday, 11:15 am


Salmon Arm Mennonite Church

Pastor R. Brown

PASTOR GEORGE FLEMING Sunday Worship: 11:15 a.m. Traditional Service

Shuswap Lake Area Mass Time:

250 832-6859

SASCU Rec Center, Rm. 101 (west side) Phone for Information

Crossroads Free Methodist Church

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service

For the Whole Family!

plus weekly

Care Groups for every age!

3160 - 10 Ave. SE, Salmon Arm 250 832-3121

Sundays at 10:30 am Parkview School, 605 Parksville St. Children’s Ministry for kids up to 12 yrs Weekly Ministries for all ages


Sundays at 10:30 am Sorrento Memorial Hall, TCH Children’s Ministry for kids up to 12 yrs

Visit us at: Contact: 250 832-4004, email

350 - 30th Street NE 250 832-6366


Changes needed to pension program Recently the Conservative federal government opted not to address the very urgent and growing problem that is the Canadian Pension Plan. Instead offering any sort of meaningful reform or choosing to adequately fund CPP so that Canadians can expect to be taken care of – after having spent a lifetime of paying taxes – the Conservatives instead opted to do nothing, and presumably hope the problem just goes away. It’s no secret that CPP is underfunded. And given the country’s demographics – with millions of Canadians facing retirement in coming years – this is an issue that can’t be put off any longer. Seniors now make up close to 15 per cent of Canada’s population, totalling more than 4 million people. The issue is clear to see: Canadians are living longer and, as a result, drawing on CPP more than in generations past. As result, we need to do a better job of funding CPP if we want it to work. Finance minister Jim Flaherty needn’t worry about his own financial future, of course. As an MP who has served more than six years in the house of commons, Flaherty has a gold-plated taxpayer-funded pension to draw on for the rest of his life, upon his retirement. The rest of us aren’t so lucky. Adequately funding CPP is the fiscally responsible thing to do, but it is also politically difficult. As a result, the Conservatives have taken the easy way out, opting for the instant gratification of low taxes in the present at the cost of a stable future for our citizens. And isn’t that how we got into this mess in the first place? -South Delta Leader

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Seniors becoming a fitness force Snowshoeing, biking, kayaking – what’s with some of these older people nowadays? If they’re not out jogging in packs or crosscountry skiing, they’re whipping along on their 27-speed hybrid comfort bikes or “nordic walking” with those darned ski poles. Go to the community centre and they’re either playing pickle ball or in the pool taking part in some aqua-fit program. You can’t go anywhere without having to dodge some senior trying to keep fit. I don’t get it. I get out of breath just trying to cut my lawn with a power mower, never mind shovelling the darned sidewalk. As far as I’m concerned there’s too much snow, I don’t like the cold and winter is too long. What ever happened to growing old gracefully, with some dignity, doing things like reminiscing about the good-old days or knitting slipper-socks? It seems like every time you turn around there is some new, keep-fit activity for seniors being advertised in the local newspapers or

THE GREAT OUTDOORS James Murray being promoted by groups like the Canadian Heart and Stroke Association or Cancer Society. Yoga for seniors, dance classes, Tai Chi. Where is it going to end? The other day I read an article about some guy in his nineties that plays hockey several times a week. Mind you, I don’t know how fast-paced the games are because most of his teammates are in their seventies and eighties. My point is, more and more so-called older people are taking part in more and more activities and programs designed to keep them active, healthy and happy. It’s hard to keep up – no pun intended. On the other hand, regu-

lar physical activity is one of the most important things a person can do for their health. Regular exercise can help prevent many of the health problems that come with old age. Medical research has shown that, no matter what your age, you can gain significant improvements in strength, range of motion, balance, bone density and mental clarity through a routine of regular exercise. Studies have also shown that exercise can help reduce the risk of numerous diseases and health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and depression. The goal of an exercise routine, especially in one’s later years, should be the same as for all those young people you see out trying to get ahead of the old fogies – strength, cardiovascular health, flexibility and balance. The trick, though, to any exercise program is to be not only realistic but also smart about it. A preventable injury can put an older

person out of commission for a lot longer than when they were younger. No matter how old or young you are, proper form and technique are key to avoiding injury. Always avoid the temptation to overdo things in terms of both workout length and intensity. Exercise can quite literally add years onto your life. Exercising increases your metabolism, which helps keep your weight and blood sugar in check, and certain types of exercise also helps build and maintain your muscles, which in turn helps maintain balance which helps to prevent falls. While exercise can sometimes be a test of both strength and will, it should not be seen as a chore – with the possible exception of shovelling the side walk. After all, the whole point of exercising should be about enjoying life rather than simply maintaining it. So if you can’t beat them, you might as well join them. Anyone want to go snowshoing?

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Bruce and Laura and their son Grant Nyeste displayed their handcrafted pottery at the High Country Pottery Sale at Sorrento Memorial Hall. The family has owned their small pottery shop called Mud Sweat and Tears in Blind Bay since moving to Canada from New Zealand in 1981. Elvis impersonator Adam Fitzpatrick performed at Shuswap Lake Estates in the Louisiana Hayride concert. Other acts included the music of Loretta Lynne, Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline as the impersonators performed the re-enactment of the hit radio show that ran from 1948 to 1960 in Louisiana. Families enjoyed the festivities during the Eagle Bay Day event held at Eagle Bay Hall.

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August n Provincial Clean, Drain and Dry program liasons Philip Baslin and Marie-Elena Viaud hand out information on invasive species to boaters on Shuswap Lake. Notch Hill hosted its first annual dog show this year. Vernon RCMP spoke about their dog training program. Kelowna’s Bernie Quist gave demonstrations with her service dog, Jackson. People’s Choice awards were announced after the Blind Bay Painters Art Show held on the Canada Day weekend in Blind Bay. First place was awarded to Fran Lewis for “Lengthen-

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Shuswap Zone 8 was well represented at the BC Seniors Games as they brought home the second highest number of medals – 122 gold, 105 silver and 103 bronze for a total of 330. They were topped only by Fraser Valley Zone 3 who took home 403 medals. Jean Jenks, representing Sorrento, competed in two cycling events, placing fifth in one and fourth in the 70-74 age group hill climb. Mary Pakka from Sorrento competed in three 80-84 age group cycling events and took

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In co-operation with BC Cancer Foundation, the new nonprofit South Shuswap Health Services Society brought a mobile mammogram unit to Blind Bay. The society wanted to ensure that South Shuswap women had the opportunity to get screened for breast cancer. The Shuswap Scottish Dancers wel-

comed students as they returned to the dance floor. Classes ran until mid-April. Popular bluegrass musician and local Sorrento man, Gene Bretecher, was mourned by the community following his death. Seventy-four-year-old Bretecher fell out of his boat about 30 metres from the shore on Shuswap Lake and, despite quick response from help nearby,

could not be resuscitated. Volunteers gathered to help with the annual Cedar Heights cleanup. In addition to showcasing her work, world renowned quilter, Catherine Nicholls, hosted a quilting workshop at the Sorrento Centre. Participants in the workshop experimented with different quilting fabrics and created their own


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in various events at the games. Judy Coutts and Judy Mackenzie, sisters-inlaw and artists, held an art show at recently opened Reedman Gallery. The gallery is located in the lower level of the Blind Bay Hall. The Nimble Fingers workshop was held for the 24th year as bluegrass lovers from across North America came to Sorrento for the weeklong event. The South Shuswap Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library asked for the community’s input on what they thought would be the best hours of operation. The library hours were 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. People had the option of filling out the survey in person or online.



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The proposed subdivision would create a new 0.809 ha lot, which would be used for a garden centre, in the Agricultural Land Reserve. The rezoning would create a site specific use for the proposed new lot and for the remainder lot. The rezoning would also allow an existing model airplane club and storage facility on the remainder lot. When? Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 6:00 PM Where? Cedar Centre Lower Level of the Cedar Centre 2316 Lakeview Drive, Cedar Heights, BC. Who should Anyone who believes that their interest in property is affected by attend? the proposed bylaw amendment shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw at the Public Hearing. How can I find out more about this rezoning amendment?

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South Shuswap in 2013 Continued from page 8 well received with all appointments being filled. The unit returns to the area for two days in the spring of 2014. A six-week long chronic pain workshop was held in Blind Bay/ Sorrento for adults with chronic pain or those who know someone with chronic pain. Judy Deringer, nurse practitioner, was announced as the new primary health-care services provider for Sorrento and South Shuswap. The position is funded by Interior Health while the Sorrento and Area Community Association is providing an office space above Munro’s Drug Store in Sorrento. A bake sale was held at the Sorrento Curves location to help raise money towards cancer research. The Notch Hill Town Hall put on a unique fashion show in the community that showcased vintage and thrift-store clothing. In addition to oldfashioned trick or treating, children and families also had the opportunity to dress up for the Halloween party held at Sorrento Memorial Hall and the children’s Halloween party hosted by the Lion’s Club. Canadian children’s icon, Fred Penner, visited Sorrento Elementary School. The Cedar Centre celebrated its grand re-opening after 173 days of renovations. The centre’s upgrades were made possible by $400,000 in grants and personal donations and more than 5,000 hours of volunteer labour. The centre has long been a key location for hosting community events, and

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The South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce re-opened after 10 months of being inactive. Local resident and business owner, Karen Brown, worked diligently to gather a diverse group of local businesses who could work together. Last January the chamber was forced to close its doors after quorum could not be met with the existing membership. The Cedar Heights Community Association held its annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale. The Sorrento Lions Club annual Seniors Christmas Party was held at Sorrento Memorial Hall. The event was free for seniors and included a silent auction and 50/50 draw. The 2013 Artistry Show and Sale was held at the Blind Bay Community Hall for two days, with arti-

sans showcasing their unique, handcrafted items. With the help of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Interior Health and many grants and donations, the Sorrento Health Centre officially opened its doors for appointments. The clinic has two examining rooms, a meeting room, waiting room, and staff room. Nurse practitioner, Judy Deringer, was hired to run the center. The White Lake Fire Department held their sixth annual door-todoor food drive for the Sorrento Food Bank. Blind Bay senior’s theatre club organizer Peter Blacklock encouraged local seniors to come and see what the club is about. The club isn’t so much about public performance as it is a social club and a safe environment to learn new skills, exercise the brain and meet new people. Blacklock also has a similar program in Salmon Arm and Sorrento.

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Sorrento Elementary School raised $1,603 from the annual silent auction. The funds were donated to the survivors of the Philippine typhoon. Notch Hill Town Hall Association president Edith Rizzi was given special thanks for her contributions to the community at the Second Annual Ladies Christmas Social. The Tappen-Sunnybrae firefighters raised $2,700 and 2,060 pounds of food during their annual food drive. The money and food goes to the Salvation Army Food Bank. The CP Rail Holiday Train made a stop at the Davies Road-Notch Hill Road crossing and featured performances by Juno award winner Melanie Doan and jazz singer Matt Dusk. Students from FACES Fine Arts Studio performed a modern day twist of The Nutcracker as their Christmas recital. More than 80 students participated in the event.

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Chase Taking a look back at 2013

Year in review: The last six months of the year are featured this week. July Five local First Nations’ bands: Adams Lake, Neskonlith, Splats’in, Little Shuswap and Kamloops, all participated in the Pulling Together Canoe journey this year. For the past 12 years, First Nations groups with RCMP, choose different routes on B.C. waters to paddle together in an effort to break down the barriers between police and First Nations. This year the event started in Enderby with a Sunrise Ceremony with canoes hitting the water at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27. They continued on to St. Ives, Celista, Quaaout Lodge, Chase and Pritchard, and finished off in Kamloops, seven days later, in time to participate in the Kamloops Pow wow. The journey included three different bodies of water and more than 110 kilometres paddled. The second annual Summer Salmon Festival was held at Rod-


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Continued from pg. 11 but this was a special year as the trophy was awarded in the name of the late Chase lumberjack, Peter Colliver, who Hewitt knew well. Brock Colliver, the son of Peter Colliver, won the final event of the day. The Memorial Park Wharf grand opening was held July 27. Residents watched the official ribbon cutting, a bagpipe performance and were given time to reflect on the memories they had for the old red wharf.  Pritchard welcomed the new Eco-Depot at its grand opening on n Bill and Suzi Rawn perform at the successful Fourth Annual CornStock Festival. July 31.

August Air Cadet Shael Huska from Chase earned his glider pilot licence this summer. He spent the summer at the Regional Gliding School in Comox taking classes and flying the Schweizer 2-33A gliders before being presented with his wings. Seventy players vied for a spot on the team as the Chase Heat main camp started up at the end of the month. In the past, the camp was held much earlier, but the coach tried a new strategy this year by hosting the camp closer to the hockey season. Every player had to earn a spot on the team as all positions are up for grabs. The coach has a very specific goal this year – to win. Shuswap Zone 8 was represented well at the BC Seniors Games as they brought home the second-most medals – 122 gold, 105 silver, and 103 bronze, totally 330. They were beaten only by Fraser Valley Zone 3 which took home 403 medals. Linda Shilling, Ingrid Whalley, Tony James Haas, Linda Haas, Andy McLaren, Norma Bischoff and Lorna Beecroft all represented Chase and area well as they all

brought home medals in several events. Chase and District Museum opens its doors to the public for art classes this fall. Instructor Joey Nash works with students of all levels and mediums by focusing on the talent of each individual so that everyone learns and thrives. Jacob Verberg and Little Steph perform at Friday Nights Live at the Centre Mall in Scotch Creek. Event organizer Diana Endean was very pleased with the turnout and success of the fourth annual CornStock Festival held in Chase. A combination of great weather, great volunteers and committee, sponsors, participants, vendors and entertainers is credited for the success. Historically this time of year would see the Chase RCMP detachment cracking down on marijuana growops also known as the annual “harvesting” crackdown. However, for the second year in a row, the detachment didn’t have the budget for the manpower and time to search for grow-ops in the area. RCMP still actively investigated and performed seizures, just on a smaller scale. Chase RCMP added a Harley Davidson

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$ n A logging truck overturned and lots its load at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Squilax-Anglemont Road. Department and the Chase Heat hockey team. More than $450 was raised from the event. The community was invited to celebrate BC River’s Day with the Adams River Society. The event included a paddle trip from McKay Bay to the mouth of the Adams River.

October A logging truck overturned and lost its entire load when the driver rounded the corner at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and the Squilax-Anglemont Road; rescue crews helped right the truck as RCMP controlled road traffic around the scene. Chase council de-

cided to delay a decision on a rezoning application for a pellet plant so that a second public hearing could be scheduled. Council recognized that this proposal is a concern for locals and wants to hear further comments from the public before making a final decision. Council agreed to waive fees for the Chase Walking Group for the use of the community hall three days a week. The village park’s and facilities bylaw was amended to prohibit overnight boat moorage at the Memorial Park wharf. A quarter way through the season, the Chase Heat are optimistic about their regular season as the team

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ing traffic stops in the Pritchard area on two separate occasions. Chase police searched the area but did not find the suspect. There were reports of similar incidents throughout the province. The Chase and District Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Business Brainstorming” session as an opportunity for all business owners to bring ideas on how to make Chase a better place and further the economic development to the community. Almost 21 per cent of BC Hydro’s customers in Chase have chosen to go the online billing route rather than paper billing. The Chase Creekside Seniors building, located at 542 Shuswap Avenue in Chase turns 100 years old this year. The building has had several owners since it was built in 1913. It was originally used as the local BC Provincial Police, then a BC Forestry office. In 1964, it became the meeting place for Chase OAPA and finally in 2009 the Chase Creekside Senior Centre clubhouse. The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge held a pancake breakfast to raise money for the 60plus donkeys they care for as well as to allow supporters to see where their money goes. Chase Heat exhibition games began this month as head coach Brad Fox and his team cut down the numbers from 70 players to create a team.  Twenty teams are part of the KIJHL league this year. Anglemont Estates Golf Club hosted its Men’s Club Championship Tournament and Final Dinner the second weekend in September to finish up the season. Chase hosted its 33rd annual Terry Fox Run with 44 walkers, runners and cyclists participating, plus the Chase Volunteer Fire

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Continued from pg. 14 ed which were then donated to the Chase Hamper Society. The Chase Community Hall organized the first Halloween dance and scare band competition. Prizes were won for costumes and best air-band performance. The event was a fundraiser to raise money to purchase a sun protector for the Joyce Dunn Theatre. Danny Redekop and Jerry Johnson also provided DJ music to finish the night. Adventure travel was the topic for the Travel Talks series held at the Squilax General Store & Hostel.

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n Chase residents came out in full force to hear information and voice their opinions about the rezoning of land on Aylmer Road to accommodate a proposed pellet plant. After a two-part public hearing, Chase council unanimously approved the rezoning.

to research ways to keep them from leaving. Melnychuk will look into incentives for youth so they will consider staying in their November home communities to Improvements began work and raise their on the Roderick Haig- families. Brown Provincial Park. The Kamloops Among the changes Storm hockey team will be a new gathering played against the Heat place for large groups in Chase and went and festivals, new trails home with a 4-1 win built and old trails against the Heat. But closed to help with the Heat won against natural rehabilitation, the Kelowna Chiefs in and a buffer zone will a home game the same be created between weekend. the Adams River and Residents were inpark facilities to help vited to shop locally protect natural habitat.  for their Christmas The project is planned presents; the Creekto take several years to side Craft Fair, the complete. Chase Country ChristChase council unani- mas Craft Fair and the mously approved Pritchard Christmas the rezoning of the Bazaar held their annuAylmer Road property al events that included for a proposed wood local vendors selling pellet plant. This ap- their crafts and baked proval does not mean goods. the pellet plant will The Chase Evanbe coming to Chase gelical Free Church for certain, just that and the Pete Murray’s the business can take Corn Farm collabothe next steps as the rated to provide hay pellet plant would be rides to families and considered a permitted children. Locals could use on the parcel. The also check out the live village had completed nativity that was playtwo public hearings as ing at the church. well as consulted with Craig’s Bakery held several agencies as re- a gingerbread house quired by legislation construction workshop prior to council mak- for locals of all ages. ing its decision. Downtown Chase Representative of was ablaze with ChristProject Comeback, mas spirit and good Natalya Melnychuk, cheer for the Chase was contracted by the Country Christmas. Village of Chase to To kick off the holiday learn why youth leave season, local shops rerural communities like mained open for late Chase after graduat- shopping, a bonfire ing high school and helped keep residents

warm as they enjoyed the Christmas parade. There were hayrides and vendors with treats, and the Chase Heat players were available to sign autographs.

December Shuswap Search and Rescue members were called out to Crowfoot Mountain above Celista to search for a missing snowmobiler. The missing Kamloops man had become separated from the rest of the group and became lost. A member of the Crowfoot Mountain Snowmobile Club

found the man about 4:30 a.m. He had been well-prepared with warm clothes and food and was found in good health. Chase Coun. Rick Berrigan allotted $500 of his discretionary funds towards the local Chase Hamper Society. Chase RCMP were busy with increased vehicle break-ins and motor vehicle accidents. The accidents were attributed to snowy weather and icy roads that took drivers by surprise. In one day, RCMP responded to more than 10 calls. The Chase Heat

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Flowers and plants colour our lives on many different levels

Profile of the week Norbert Lazarus, Your German Painter - Master’s business owner, is not a regular painter like many others. Norbert started as an apprentice in 1973 in Germany, and after three years, he went to a special painter school where he got his Master’s Degree in Painting. He has worked in countries like SaudiArabia and Egypt as painter supervisor, and since 2007 he has worked for big companies where he has been responsible for very exclusive buildings. Now, Norbert has his own company, which started last year and has moved to the Shuswap area. With more than 35 years as a painter, you can expect very fast, precise, and truly professional work; Norbert does every kind of painting and he also is an expert in professional wallpaper hanging. You can contact him at 778-220-2776 or email him at: norbertlazarus@

ing on five years old, looking like a threefoot high bonsai tree, so you don’t necessarily have to throw them out. Other choices for winter are the beautiful orchids, the brightly tri-coloured plant I just bought from the grocery store called a kalanchoe, African violets or the unfortunately short-blooming winter cactus or impressive amaryllis. Your potted geraniums from summer will sometimes keep their pretty blooms for quite

a while, or maybe even some good fake flowers might do the trick. Ideally, you want plants that have long-lasting blooms with plenty of colour, so check out the florists, grocery and plant stores to see what pick-me-ups they have to offer. We should never underestimate flower power and how they can affect our psychological well-being and grey matter. Take for example the University of Florida brain awareness study, in which

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THE REACHING OUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF SALMON ARM Would like to thank those who helped with the Christmas wrapping at Piccadilly Mall, and to those who have volunteered their time throughout the year. We would also like to thank the support of the community in making Salmon Arm a great place to live.

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Temporary F/T staff accountant with background in preparation of personal and corporate income tax returns, year-end financial statements and related working papers. Experience with Caseware and Taxprep applications would be a definite asset. The successful candidate is a self-starter who has excellent time management skills and possesses a strong work ethic.

Administrative Assistant Temporary F/T administrative assistant to assist with clerical duties. The candidate must possess strong communication skills, must be courteous, organized, must be able to multi-task and perform a variety of office duties in a busy environment with little supervision. Computer skills and interpersonal skills are essential. Please fax/email your resume to: Fax: (250) 832-5377 Email:

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Duplex / 4 Plex

’s BARlMaSnALd ES Drew Lee-Hai & Associates Chartered Accountants/ Business Advisors is seeking candidates for the following positions for the upcoming tax season:

2Bdrm Furn. Coach house, Shuswap Lake, Sunnybrae, avail now until 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


Computer Services

Financial Services 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.


Best rate 5yr-2.89%OAC

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.



• 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

Lakeside Realty Ltd.


2 Bdrm + Den, 1 Bath walkout Basement Suite F/S, W/D, NS, NP. Utilities included. 2517 Forest Drive, Blind Bay 2 Bdrm, 3.5 Bath Lakefront Townhouse 6 appliances, NS, NP. #5 - 5260 Squilax-Anglemont Hwy, Celista





2 Bedrm., 1 Bath in 4 Plex 4 appliances, NS, NP. 7010 Black Road, Ranchero


3 Bedrm., 1.5 Bath Townhouse FS, in-suite laundry hookup, NS, NP. #701 - 1451 1st Ave. NE, Salmon Arm


4 Bedrm., 3 Bath House Rec room, 5 appliances, NS, NP 3665 Jackson Rd., Tappen


Merry Anderson 250-833-2799 MANAGING BROKER

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Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

Chase Like new 4Bdrm 3Bath 2 level, lge garage. In town $1300+util close to schools NS NP avail Jan 1 604-542-6224 DOWNTOWN SA, 3bdrm. 2 level suite, NS, NP, refs req. $1100/mo. util. incl., avail. now (250)832-6296 (250)463-9992 GORGEOUS 3/4bdrm w/view 1.5 acres, W/D, util, int, sat incl., avail. Now smoking outside $1350 (250)832-7809 Malakwa-3bdrm home $700 +utils. 2bdrm $600.+utils, 250836-2928. NEWER 5 BDRM 3 bath, open concept. Easy to maintain yard in desireable neighbourhood, exc. location . N/S N/P. gas f/p ,util, A/C. Ref’s & DD req’d. Avail Feb 1. $2000/mo. 250-833-2806 SALMON ARM- 3 Bdrm+ den, 3 bath, close to Little Mtn. W/D, garage, large yard. N/S. Avail Jan 1 or later. $1350+ utils. 250-832-9869. SPACIOUS upper floor w/3bdrm., 1.5bath, fully fenced yard, 5appl., $1250/mo. incl. util.Avail Jan 1 (250)832-2616 A19 A19


OfďŹ ce/Retail FOR LEASE: Goldpanner Restaurant Located @ Tappen Esso, avail. immediately, for more infor or appointment contact Art at 250-835-4585

Shared Accommodation WOULD like to share my 2bdrm suite in Travellers Rest Motel, 60yrs. or older, must have vehicle (250)515-6063 (250)832-3075 ext. 109

Suites, Lower 1BDRM F/S/W/D, walking distance to both malls, NS, NP, avail. immed. $600/mo. + hydro (250)832-5462 1BDRM HILLCREST: Level entry, util. Wifi and cable incl., laundry, NS, NP, avail. immed. $650/mo. (250)832-2052 1BDRM. level entry, incl. all util., 5appl., in town, $875/mo. NS, No pets (250)832-6720 1BDRM. w/o suite, utilities, wifi, satellite incl., all appl, 8km from SA $650/mo. (250)8327809 available January 1st LARGE 1bdrm walkout near beach, own patio, 6appl., walk in closet, gas FP, unfurn. or furn., NS NP, Blind Bay, $695 util incl. (250)675-5054

Suites, Upper

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

Cars - Sports & Imports 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

1BDRM suite, close to Uptown Askews & high school incl. util, $675/mo. NS (250)804-0399

98 Honda Civic 4 dr. Good cond runs well 300,000 kms $3400 OBO 250-832-2919

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Invitation to Tenderers The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band is inviting qualified contractors to submit bids for the following work: • Construction of a new water treatment plant • Completion of two (2) water supply wells • Construction of approximately 4km of 250 mm HDPE water transmission main • Construction of buried valve chambers and tie-ins to existing reservoirs • Associated civil works Tender documents including addenda may be obtained on B.C. Bid ( Interested bidders must submit email bids to the office of the Owner’s Representative: Chris Cheng, P.Eng. Associated Engineering Tender Closing Date: January 24, 2014 Tender Closing Time: 2:00 p.m. local time The specified Bid Bond must be received within 5 business days of tender close, payable to the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band: Ms. Nicolette Keith, Chief Administrative Officer Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band 1886 Little Shuswap Lake Road West Box 1100, Chase, BC V0E 1M0 The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted. Technical inquires by bidders must be sent via email to Chris Cheng, P.Eng of Associated Engineering ( Inquires must be received prior to three business days before tender close. An optional site visit is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014. Meeting location to be confirmed. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, January 7, 2014 to confirm attendance.



Friday, January 3, 2014 Shuswap Market News

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MEATSpecials Lean Ground Beef

Value Pack 6.57/kg





Pasta Sauce Sel. Var., 630 mL .........

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $10.98/kg ....................................................

Fresh Chicken Legs

You save $5.00 on 4

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Spaghetti & Macaroni, 900 g........................

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Gala or Ambrosia Apples

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Organic Bananas

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Salmon Arm Observer, January 03, 2014  

January 03, 2014 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer