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Petition comes up short By Lachlan Labere OBSeRVeR STAFF

The city appears to have the majority of the public’s support in proceeding with a property lease related to the potential construction of a Ross Street underpass. As part of an alternative approval process, Salmon Arm residents had until Jan. 10 to submit 1,361 signatures on a counter petition to stop the city from entering the 10-year agreement, at $33,000 per year, to lease lots at 621 and 641 Ross St. ne. On Monday, city administrator carl Bannister said the unofficial number of petitions received was 1,325, adding several will be disqualified for not meeting stated criteria. city corporate officer corey Paiement will be certifying the results in the coming days. As part of the lease agreement with WH laird Holdings ltd. owned by Bill laird, the city will acquire a road dedication through a lot between Shuswap Park Mall and the cP Rail station. The city intends to use the leased lots for parking “or some other public use, including as a staging area for the construction of the Ross Street underpass,” estimated by city staff to cost between $7 and 9 million. At Monday’s council meeting, coun. denise Reimer responded to a related letter from Bob edwards, who suggests council was “attempting to sneak the acquisition of the land for the proposed underpass through the ‘back door’ instead of including the land purchase in a referendum on the underpass.” Reimer refuted edwards’ claim, stating she views the lease as a prudent use of taxpayer dollars in order to acquire the necessary property. “This has been in the official community plan as well as our strategic plan and it’s come in really high on the list, so I see this as an opportunity for us,” Reimer told the Observer. As for the underpass, Reimer said she would never support the project going ahead without it first going to referendum. “I believe that’s of utmost importance because it’s a $9 million project…,” said Reimer. “Whether we do that project in five years, 10 years, 25 years, it’s important to have the land.”

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Making a break for it

Salmon Arm speed skater Marissa Dollack, centre, pulls away from Kamloops skaters Leah Turner and Patrick Gu to win her heat at the Salmon Arm Icebreakers Ice Jam Saturday at the Shaw Centre. It was the first BC Speed Skating Association-sanctioned event held in Salmon Arm. For more results, see page 17.

Sturgis initiates lawsuit Civil claim: Action names Steve Hammer, District of Sicamous. By Martha Wickett OBSeRVeR STAFF

More conflict swirls around Sturgis north. Ray Sasseville, Joan Hansen and Sturgis north entertainment Inc. have launched a lawsuit revolving around motorcycle events they were involved in locally. named in the civil action as defendants are Steve Hammer, the district of Sicamous, the Sicamous chamber of commerce, darrell Trouton, Renee charbonneau aka Belt drive Betty, Bernie Aubin and Vincent lewis. Sasseville and Hansen were behind the Sturgis north Motorcycle Rally and

This week The next school year will see a restructuring of the secondary school. See A3 for details. Salmon Arm’s Hugh Bennett will head to the BC Men’s Curling Championship. See A18.

Music Festival held in Salmon Arm in July 2011 for which Hammer was site manager. The event was held at two sites: the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds and on neskonlith band land in Gleneden. In a summary of the 30-page statement of claim filed dec. 9 in B.c. Supreme court in Vancouver, Sasseville, Hansen and Sturgis north allege that Hammer breached a verbal agreement by failing to organize the event as agreed and so tried to ‘hijack’ the event to their detriment. They allege he also ‘hijacked’ the Sicamous Burn-out event and infringed upon the plaintiffs’ intellectual property by using the plaintiffs’ name and taking over the Sicamous event. They also claim that at the 2012

motorcycle rally arranged by the plaintiffs near Vernon (at the Spallumcheen Motoplex Speedway and event Park), Hammer interfered with contractual relations between the plaintiffs and third parties. In response, Hammer told the Observer the allegations are ridiculous. “As far as I see, they’re trying to shake bushes and grasp at straws to make others look bad to make them look good.” He added that if Sturgis north, Sasseville and Hansen had paid their bills for services from everybody, “they wouldn’t have to sue anybody because they’d have a great festival going on See Defendants on page A2

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Defendants call suit ‘frivolous’ Continued from front today…” Regarding Renee Charbonneau, who publishes a blog as Belt Drive Betty as well as a newspaper serving the motorcycle community, the plaintiffs claimed Charbonneau has and continues to publish libellous statements and engage in defamatory conduct with regard to them. The plaintiffs allege that Bernie Aubin, an entertainment provider from Maple Ridge, spread rumours and told lies about them to “the entire music industry” so musical acts wouldn’t book

or would require full price up front. Lawyer Rod Chorneyko from Salmon Arm is representing Hammer, Charbonneau and Aubin. He told the Observer the claims will be “vigorously defended.” He continued: “The claim by Mr. Sasseville and others is frivolous and we’re definitely looking forward to getting to the bottom of a lot of issues with respect to Mr. Sasseville.” Regarding Vincent Lewis from Vernon, the plaintiffs allege that he was engaged to provide camping and, after tickets were sold based on the proxim-

ity to the 2012 event, he cancelled the agreement. In the action against Trouton, the District of Sicamous and Sicamous Chamber of Commerce, the plaintiffs claim the defendants breached their agreement for the Burn-out with Sturgis North and entered into a contract with Hammer. Trouton, the mayor of Sicamous, said the court action against the District of Sicamous is being handled in camera so he can’t comment. Regarding being named as an individual in the lawsuit, Trouton said: “Personally, I think they’re just

Sturgis organizer faces allegations from B.C. Securities Commission By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

In contrast to the lawsuit he has launched, Raymond Sasseville is being asked to defend himself by the British Columbia Securities Commission. On Dec. 18 the securities commission issued a notice of hearing alleging that a B.C. company and three individuals distributed securities illegally. The notice alleges that between May 2007 and January 2008, Wireless Wizard Technologies Inc. (WWTI), Raymond Michael Roger Sasseville, Edith Marie Sasseville and Richard Keller promoted and distributed WWTI’s securities, in the form of convertible debentures, to eight investors for a total of $162,500. All three accused are B.C. residents, and none have ever been registered to sell securities under the Securities Act, states the notice.

Ray Sasseville SturgiS North orgaNizer

In 2003, Ray Sasseville also faced allegations of illegal distribution of securities, but involving a different issuer. At that time, he admitted he illegally distributed securities valued at approximately $755,000 to 75 investors, states a securities commission document. He was ordered to pay $10,000 and was prohibited from acting as a director and officer, or from engaging in investor relations activities on behalf of any issuer for a minimum of three years. WWTI’s purported

business was to develop and market a global positioning system (GPS) for motorcycles, and a wireless technology for conducting sales via text message. The company has never filed a prospectus in B.C. “BCSC staff contends that the Sassevilles and Keller each participated in the illegal distribution of WWTI’s securities, and that each authorized, permitted or acquiesced in WWTI’s contravention of securities laws regarding registration and prospectus requirements.” The allegations have not been proven. The next step in the process is that dates for a hearing will be set before a panel of commissioners on Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. The notice of hearing can be found at www. by typing in Wireless Wizard Technologies Inc. in the search box.

grasping at straws, trying to name everyone as much as possible – I think they’re reaching.” None of the allegations against the defendants have been proven and some defendants have not yet submitted a response to the courts. Following the 2011 event in Salmon Arm and the 2012 event in Spallumcheen, a 2013 event was proposed for Silvery Beach near Chase and, later, Merritt, but was cancelled. A 2014 event is planned for Merritt and the name has been changed to Sturgis Canada. While the first two

events received some good and some notso-good reviews from participants, both the 2011 and 2012 events left debts behind them. A lawsuit initiated in 2012 by the motoplex seeking close to $400,000 from Sturgis North Encore Productions Inc. remains before the courts, and some Salmon Arm businesses who were told they would be paid for their work still have not been. Regarding finances for 2014, the Observer was told by a publicity firm working for Sturgis Canada that they are “solid.”

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School restructuring decided

Salmon Arm Secondary: Junior-senior model gets most support.

By martha Wickett OBSeRveR STAFF

Unwanted travelling between campuses by Salmon Arm Secondary students will be coming to a halt in September. As the result of a process that began in January 2013, a decision has been made on how best to restructure the two-campus high school. Out of the three options singled out during the process, a junior/senior model was the one that received “overwhelming” support from the community and stakeholders, said Reid Findlay, principal of the Jackson campus of SAS. Added Rob MacAulay, principal of the Sullivan campus: “It was really good that the stakeholders were all on the same page, all the stakeholders had the same message. So we’re going in a direction the community feels good about or wants.” With the new structure, grades nine and 10 would be primarily at Jackson while grades 11 and 12 would be primarily at Sullivan. At a meeting on Nov. 5, Findlay and MacAulay had explained to parents and others that the three options being considered were: 1) a non-travelling model, where students from grades nine to 12 were at each campus and students were attached to

a campus for the entire year; 2) a junior/senior model and 3) a ‘double block’ model. Due to ensuing lack of support for the nontravelling model, just two options were then considered. A main catalyst for considering restructuring was the fact the scheduling system wasn’t working. Because a computer program wasn’t available for the two-campus system, time-tabling was done manually. Students would return to have their schedules changed, often because of unhappiness with travelling between campuses. “Rather than students travelling as they currently do between campuses, with the new structure they would only travel truly by choice, not by default,” Findlay said. For example, chefs training and metal work are offered at Sullivan while woodworking is at Jackson. A student could choose to travel in order to take those specialities. The new structure will continue to be two campuses and one school – not a junior and senior high. “I would say nothing could be further from the truth,” responded Findlay to a question whether this is a return to an earlier model. “This is truly a madein-Salmon Arm solution, how can we meet the needs of our kids

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Change: Sullivan principal Rob MacAulay and Jackson princi-

pal Reid Findlay have announced results of a year-long process. from kindergarten to Grade 12.” Both Reid and MacAulay refer to the notion of a Grade 10-and-ahalf. It referred to a student who hadn’t quite passed all the requirements to be at the senior high school, so would get separated from their peer group. That problem is now solved. “There’s nothing to stop a student from taking a Grade 10 course in Grade 11, or vice versa. Whether it’s acceleration or deficiency, no one gets separated from their peers,” Findlay explained. The Jackson campus was built in 1963 and renovations there were completed in 2003. Sullivan was constructed in 1997. The two-campus system


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was introduced eight years ago in conjunction with the creation of the middle school, which houses grades six through eight. Although the Jackson building is less modern than Sullivan, Findlay said students’ ideas for change have been and will be incorporated. From now until spring break, ‘innovation councils’ at both campuses will be looking at ways to introduce new ideas. The double-block system received positive feedback during the restructuring process, so one possibility among many could be to offer some twoblock classes, Findlay said. “I can’t stress enough how much people have been looking forward

to this stage, because it’s about learning and about what’s best for students. And that’s just invigorating for the entire system.”





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Adventurer raises funds for sick kids By Tracy Hughes oBSErvEr STAFF

He wears a superhero costume, and he’s certainly making a heroic effort on behalf of children’s hospitals. Jamie McDonald wears a Flash costume and is pushing a baby stroller, both to make him visible to passing drivers and to draw attention to his cause, as he runs towards Salmon Arm. He’s running the entire journey across Canada with only the gear he can carry in the stroller and a mission to raise money for children’s charities. So far his efforts have raised more than $100,000. McDonald is supporting a different charity in each province, but children’s hospitals feature prominently in his fundraising. In B.C. his efforts will go

towards BC Children’s Hospital. But this is not his first fundraising effort. Two years ago, in his first fundraising exploit, he cycled 22,000 kilometres from Bangkok to his hometown of Gloucester, England. Two days after completing that he decided to attempt the world

was hoping to reach Salmon Arm this week, recent bad weather between here and Golden and repeated highway closures were hampering his progress. There’s been other challenges as well, between cold temperatures and a New Year’s mugging in Banff, where a group of thieves stole his bag, including photo and video documentation of the run. The bag was later retrieved.

Some Salmon Arm citizens are hoping to give McDonald a warm welcome as he comes through the region, however, due to the changing weather and road conditions, more information will be available once McDonald gets closer to the city. For more about the run, to contribute, or to track McDonald’s progress, see the website jamiemcdonald. org.


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revealed that the vehicle was stolen from vancouver. The vehicle was later located in the Blind Bay area. The two suspects were arrested and remain in police custody for property crimes. Both are from the vancouver area.



Nabbed after stolen meal It was a dine and dash with a stolen getaway car. on Jan. 12, at 10 p.m., a man and woman failed to pay for their food bill at a local restaurant and were seen leaving in a silver station wagon. The licence plate was given to police which

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Katie and Teagan Findlay, Hannah, Jaidyn and Michael Danyluk, Leo Anderson and Heidi and Camille Boileau put some books into a truck at the Salmon Arm GM dealership as part of the annual Jam the GM campaign to collect gently used books for the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society. Book donations can also be made at the Mall at Piccadilly during Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week, Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.

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City News and Public Notices


4th STREET NE REVITALIZATION (HUDSON AVENUE NE TO TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY) The City of Salmon Arm is inviting tenders for 4th Street NE Revitalization from Hudson Avenue NE to the Trans- Canada Highway, with the combined major works including the supply & installation of approximately: • 170m2 road construction • 265m2 concrete sidewalk • 190m concrete curb & gutter • 190m2 concrete pavers • 30m2 concrete paver crosswalk complete with concrete slab • 5 street lights complete with conduit & conductor • 2 tree wells and grates complete with structural soil cell modules • 2 catch basins • Irrigation system and sleeves • BC Hydro, Telus, Shaw civil works Tenders must be submitted on the Tender Forms and Supplementary Tender Forms provided and must comply with the Instructions to Tenderers. The tender starting date is: Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Tender documents are available with payment of a non- refundable amount of $50.00 per set (taxes included) during normal business hours at: Address: City of Salmon Arm PO Box 40 #500 – 2 Avenue NE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Tenders shall be accompanied by a Certified Cheque, Bank Draft, or Official Order, in the amount of Ten Percent (10%) of the Total Tender Amount, payable to the City of Salmon Arm, or, a Bid Bond in an amount equal to Ten Percent (10%) of the Tender Price accompanied by a Consent of Surety for the Performance Bond and Labour and Materials Payment Bond. Tenders are scheduled to close at: 2:00 pm local time Thursday, February 13, 2014 Tenders in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “Tender For: City of Salmon Arm – 4th Street NE Revitalization (Hudson Avenue NE to Trans-Canada Highway)” will be accepted prior to the tender closing time at the above address. Tenders will be opened at 2:01 pm on this date. The Contract Documents will be available for viewing at the Shuswap Construction Industry Professionals (SCIP) Office: Suite 201 – 20 Hudson Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC (250)832-8050; or at any of the following Southern Interior Construction Association offices: #104 – 151 Commercial Drive, Kelowna, BC (800)661-7322; #101 – 1410 Pearson Place, Kamloops, BC (250)372-3364. The City of Salmon Arm reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all tenders or accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interests of the City of Salmon Arm. The City of Salmon Arm will not accept responsibility for the costs incurred by a Tenderer for the preparation and submission of a Tender or, for loss of potential profits where a Tender is not awarded. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. All technical inquiries shall be directed to Brian Hillson, Eng.L., Gentech Engineering Inc., (250)832-7662 or email and all general inquiries directed to Jennifer Wilson, P.Eng., City Engineer, City of Salmon Arm, telephone: (250)803-4018, Fax (250)803-4041.


50th STREET NE WATERMAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (CANOE BEACH DRIVE TO 72ND AVENUE NE) The City of Salmon Arm is inviting tenders for 50th Street NE Watermain Improvement from Canoe Beach Drive to 72nd Avenue NE, with the combined major works including the supply & installation of approximately: • 165m of 200Ø PVC Watermain and appurtances • 14 – 19mm Water Services • 400mm of 75mm WGB Sub-Base Aggregate and 75mm of 25mm WGB Base Aggregate. • 1100m² 65mm Asphalt Pavement Tenders must be submitted on the Tender Forms and Supplementary Tender Forms provided and must comply with the Instructions to Tenderers. The tender starting date is: Tuesday January 21, 2014. Tender documents are available with payment of a non-refundable amount of $50.00 per set (taxes included) during normal business hours at: Address: City of Salmon Arm PO Box 40 #500 – 2 Avenue NE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Tenders shall be accompanied by a Certified Cheque, Bank Draft, or Official Order, in the amount of Ten Percent (10%) of the Total Tender Amount, payable to the City of Salmon Arm, or a Bid Bond in an amount equal to Ten Percent (10%) of the Tender Price and accompanied by a Consent of Surety for the Performance Bond and a Labour and Materials Payment Bond. Tenders are scheduled to close at 2:00 pm local time Tuesday February 11, 2013. Tenders in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “ENG 2013-35 Watermain Improvement Project 50th Street NE” will be accepted prior to the tender closing time at the above address. Tenders will be opened at 2:01 pm on this date. The Contract Documents will be available for viewing at the Shuswap Construction Industry Professionals (SCIP) Office: Suite 201 - 20 Hudson Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC 250-832-8050; or at any of the following Southern Interior Construction Association offices: #104 – 151 Commercial Drive, Kelowna, BC 1-800-661-7322; or #101 – 1410 Pearson Place, Kamloops, BC (250)372-3364. The City of Salmon Arm reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all tenders or accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interests of the City of Salmon Arm. The City of Salmon Arm will not accept responsibility for the costs incurred by a Tenderer for the preparation and submission of a Tender or for loss of potential profits where a Tender is not awarded. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. All technical enquiries shall be directed to Blake Lawson, P.Eng., of Onsite Engineering Ltd. at (250)832-3366 Ext. 202 or email blawson@ and all general enquiries directed to Jennifer Wilson, P.Eng, Engineering Department, City of Salmon Arm, Telephone: 250-832-4018; Fax: 250-803-4041 or email:


Annual utility bills for water and sewer have been mailed. To qualify for the 10% discount, payment must be received at City Hall on or before 4:00 pm February 17, 2014. Post marks are not accepted as proof of payment. Please note other dates to keep in mind as shown. Dog Licences – discount date February 17, 2014 Annual Utility – discount date February 17, 2014 Annual Utility – to avoid penalty July 2, 2014 Metered Utility – to avoid penalty 15th of the month following billing Property Tax Notices Mailed Third week of May Property Taxes – to avoid penalty July 2, 2014 You can pay your property taxes and utility bills by internet and telephone banking services. You no longer need to stand in a line-up or carry cash. We readily accept post-dated cheques, and have a drop box to the left of the front doors of City Hall. For more information call 250-803-4000 • Follow us on twitter @SalmonArmBC


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for what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

Protecting pub time

I have three children, and I love them, each and every one. I even like them the vast majority of the time. But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a break from them every now and then. And now the government is threatening to take that away. I know Christy Clark’s supposed to be about Families First, but a recent announcement that the government is intending to permit children to accompany their parents into pubs is just going too far for my liking. Liberalizing the liquor rules might be a government priority, but this is one place where I’d like the government to leave well enough alone. I spend a significant amount of time (when I’m not at work) in child-centred pursuits. That includes chauffeuring kids to gymnastics, hockey, speed skating and cross country skiing and the library. I haul them to the grocery store. I make most of the purchases with healthy meals in mind to nourish their growing bodies. In fact, the lion’s share of my shopping involves things to either put on their bodies, in their bellies or to expand their minds. I brush teeth, kiss boo-boos, referee sibling spats and pick up toys. And I don’t mind. I signed up for it. I love them with my every breath, but sometimes I feel the need to catch mine – in a place without anyone screaming for a sippy cup or bouncing in their seats. Sometimes I like to go to the pub and have a glass of wine and not hear anyone whining for their mommy. The pub is that place – a no-kids-allowed sanctuary. I must admit, there’s been times when I’ve had a craving for a particular menu item that I can’t get in Salmon Arm’s more family friendly establishments, that I’ve wished for the ability to zip into the pub with my kids. But that issue can be quickly solved with a three-word solution: take-out food. The funny thing about this proposed change is that no one I know actually was asking for it. I did a small, totally unscientific survey, and 100 per cent of the parents I asked were in favour of keeping pubs for adults only. (You see, I’m not the only parent who likes a little child-free time.) While this is by no means an accurate gauge of B.C. public opinion, I did a little googling and couldn’t find a dedicated group who was lobbying for such a change. But I did see a few items where pub owners in the province are opposing the proposed change, citing potential negative effects on their bottom line. So if no one’s really clamouring for this change, why the need to push ahead with it? Put the booze in the grocery store, the convenience store, heck, even the post office if you want – but leave this parent’s rare, kid-free pub time alone.

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A referendum will be in the cards The citizens have not spoken. City council was informed at Monday’s meeting that a counter petition effort to prevent the city from entering into a lease deal with Bill Laird to set the stage for the potential construction of an underpass at Ross Street has failed. The city chose to use the alternative approval process to gauge citizen support, a process which requires citizens to take action and register their opposition by signing the appropriate petition. Yes, they could have taken the entire issue to referendum, however, B.C.’s Community Charter provides for this counter-petition process as a way for municipalities to consult citizens without the costs or hassle of a full-blown public vote. In this case, a citizen-led petition drive came close to gathering the requisite 10 per cent of the

electorate, but fell short. This means the city is now free to endorse the lease deal, which will cost taxpayers $33,000 per year for the next 10 years. Some would argue that the timing of the petition process was flawed, as it took place over the Christmas holiday season. But the results speak for themselves. There was not a dramatic wave of opposition. The majority of voters in this town either support the deal, or didn’t care enough to oppose it. That’s the way this process was set up. This lease deal is certainly a step towards the development of a tunnel under the railroad tracks. But it is also not the end. A referendum would almost certainly be required for the development of an underpass. So citizens will still have another chance to have their say about the development of this infrastructure.

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The Observer asked: What precautions are you taking to protect yourself from the flu?

David King “Loads of vitamin C.”

Janice Ruppel “I take homeopathy influenzinum as well as getting the flu shot.”

Kaitlyn Hamelin “Double doses of vitamin C, washing my hands and staying away from people that are sick.”

Harper rapped for wrong reasons BC VIEWS

Tom Fletcher

VICTORIA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s latest visit to B.C. was portrayed as these things are today: besieged by protesters, hiding from an ever-vigilant media, cynically campaigning for the 2015 federal election. TV couldn’t get enough of the two “environmental activists” who dressed as waiters to slip onstage at a business breakfast in Vancouver. They’re not environmentalists, just allpurpose protesters using the flavour of the month. They are associated with a group calling itself “No One Is Illegal,” a collection of anarchist kooks that wants to do away with national borders, and of course capitalism.  As their now-famous sign said, they want “climate justice now.” Organizer Brigette DePape explained to a co-operative CBC TV host that the recent typhoon in the Philippines that killed thousands of people was caused by global warming, which of course is caused mainly by the Alberta “tar sands.” I won’t dwell on this routine idiocy, except to say the number of hurricanes that struck North America in 2013 was zero, and that hasn’t happened since 1994. Also, “climate justice” is like “social justice,” in that both require confiscation of earned wealth. DePape is the former Senate page fired in 2011 for a similar sign stunt. She’s now a professional Harper hater, with support from the U.S.-based Tides Foundation among others. One of the issues Harper didn’t take questions on was the consolidation of 11 federal fisheries libraries into two, one of them in Sidney, B.C. This is portrayed as part of Harper’s so-called “war on science,” and has been compared with the Romans burning the library of Alexandria in ancient Egypt. Fisheries Minister Gail Shea defended

the cost-cutting measure by pointing out that almost all access to these libraries is now digital, so maintaining 11 duplicated sets of printed reports is a waste of taxpayer dollars. An anonymous federal scientist fired back on his blog that the head of one of these libraries retired before the contents could even be catalogued, much less completely digitized for online access. So this material wasn’t even properly organized? Users were supposed to browse until they stumbled on something pertinent? The ministry reported that the average number of people other than federal fisheries staff who used these libraries averaged between five and 12 per year. That’s for all 11 facilities combined. And if anyone has even one example of information that was available and isn’t now, they should identify it. Harper’s got plenty to answer for, no question. To take one of many examples, spending our borrowed money on TV ads for a “Canada Job Grant” program that hasn’t even been introduced in Parliament, much less set up, isn’t just wasteful. It’s dishonest and cruelly misleading to the unemployed people the ads pretend to offer help. Harper’s visit to B.C. added a couple of scripted events, starting with softball questions at the Vancouver business breakfast. Then he was off to a photo op at the Kinsol trestle on Vancouver Island, where he announced three more years of funding for the Trans-Canada Trail. I’m as relieved as anyone that Harper is not killing this modest federal project that started in 1992, but this is not news. It was a fake public event to justify the cost of a trip so Harper could address a new Conservative riding association. And how is the federal deficit after eight years of tight-fisted Conservative rule? We’re only borrowing about $1 billion a month now, down from the Harper government alltime record deficit of $55 billion in 2009. Some cost cutting is in order all right.

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Pipelines benefit taxpayers Some taxpayers are not thinking of the positive sides of what pipelines can do for them financially. If the pipelines do go ahead, large royalties will be paid to the B.C. government, which is really us. B.C. taxpayers could have a few options: eliminating the provincial sales tax or medical premiums or even receiving an annual royalty

cheque. In Alaska, the Alyeska pipeline has provided the average citizen an annual cheque of $1,108.45 a year for 30 years. It’s better than buying lottery tickets. Some people ask, what’s the risk of an oil spill, which is real. But these same people get up every morning and do not know what will happen to them. Going on a vacation? What

if the plane goes down? You might have a car accident. Some of us have jobs that can end in an accident. Our health can suddenly deteriorate. In summary, we all take chances every day. So why not take the benefits of the pipelines? Joe Sawchuk

Mismanagement the real issue Like Jacqui Gingras, I am not surprised that the BC Liberals intend to raise BC Hydro rates by 28 per cent over the next five years (letter ‘Hike at hydro not surprising,’ Dec. 25, 2013). However, I disagree that these increases are “required.” In fact, the increases are, to a large degree, due to the Liberals’ mismanagement of BC Hydro. During the past decade, the Liberal government has forced BC Hydro to sign expensive long-term contracts

with about 75 independent power producers (IPPs). These contracts commit hydro to purchase power from the IPPs as a priority. As a result, hydro is often forced to put our publiclyowned generating stations on standby, while paying these IPPs rates that are sometimes twice the cost of other available electricity. The BC Liberals’ plan is to replace B.C.’s publiclyowned energy system with a deregulated private-sector

model that will enrich private power developers and undermine B.C.’s ability to control future energy development. In his book, Liquid Gold: Energy Privatization in British Columbia, Professor John Calvert argues that these new policies will result in the destruction of BC Hydro, the province’s most valuable Crown corporation. This book is a wake-up call to B.C. citizens. Anne Morris

PM lacking a social conscience While the problem of funding the Canada Pension Plan exists, the Conservative party of Stephen Harper has opted to do nothing, not out of stupidity, (hoping that the problem goes away), but out of sheer nastiness. They know it won’t go away, and they don’t care: the new motto of Canada has become, “Every man for himself,” and they have taken great care that they will be personally provided for. Whether it is James Moore saying “Is it my job to feed

my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so.” Jim Flaherty trying to claw back disability payments from wounded vets or turf them out – as he did with the victims of the Walkerton water poisoning – with a lump sum payment, or Stephen Harper and his ministers ignoring rail safety (Lac Megantic) or bank stability in order to increase corporate profits, it all comes down to one simple question: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” As far as our prime minister and the members of his gov-

ernment are concerned, the answer continues to be “No!” Compare that to Home Secretary Winston Spencer Churchill, in 1908: “There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.” Of whom it was said, “But being humane, he was also genuinely appalled by the plight of the downtrodden as he discovered it.”  Stephen Harper does not appear to be appalled at all.  Just determined. Richard Smiley



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Percy Donnolly went to Kamloops to have an X-ray examination of injuries to his face received when a team of horses he had been driving at Brayden and Johnstone’s camp knocked him over and trampled him while he was bedding them down. All stores were to close at five o’clock during January and February. Mr. Prescott, Mrs. Tweedale, Miss Turner and Miss Malott attended the teacher’s convention in Kamloops.


Despite a season of low prices, Salmon Arm Creamery paid patrons $3,000 more than it did in 1932. Butter production fell to 440,848 pounds from 446,747 pounds, which just about equalled the drop in sales over the year. Car traffic on Mara Lake Road was scarce, as the route has been ploughed only once since snow came. About the only cars using the road were those of the stage and picture show people, who went to Sicamous every Thursday evening.


Flying officers Herb Jones, pilot of an RCAF Mosquito bomber, shared credit for the destruction of a Nazi Messerschmitt 110 aircraft during Allied operations. A 19-inch snowfall was recorded in the district between Dec. 23 and Dec. 25. Three small parcels of land at South Canoe, comprising 26.91 acres, were sold by district council to Ralph Cross for $100. Mrs. J.F. Doe was elected president of the Salmon Arm Women’s Institute.


Miss Olive “Dolly” Woodman was to be in charge of the new Salmon Arm office of the B.C. Power Commission, which was opening in the Montebello Hotel Guy Collins, who has a splendid home and garden at Seymour Arm, was remodelling the interior of the house and re-planting his garden.

A year of Defying Debt By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

The end of 2013 marked the successful completion of Louise Wallace Richmond’s commitment to reducing her debt one small step at a time. Wallace Richmond created a blog, 365 Debt Defying Acts, and made a commitment to do at least one thing every day towards her goal of getting her personal finances back in the black. Dec. 31 marked the end of the year, but not the end of her journey. “It’s been a bit of a relief not to be so connected, to have to post each day, but it’s not over,” she says. “I’m still on the journey and so are a lot of other people, so I’m not just planning to cut it off.” Instead, Wallace Richmond now plans to review her posts from last year and complete weekly updates based on the content she previously discussed. “I think one of the real successes with the blog was the ability to reach out to other people and realize, thank goodness, we are not the only ones. I think the blog got so much attention because of the shame and taboo about talking about personal debt, but we can’t fix it if we don’t talk about it.” Wallace Richmond says one of the most empowering experiences to come out of the proj-

ect was not just that she has reduced her personal debt, but that she feels in control of her own financial path. “I own it, I’m in charge. It’s still lots of work, but there’s been a real momentum shift. I’m not angry and stressed, I’m happier and more in control.” “I’ve replaced the love of buying with the love of saving.” Wallace Richmond stressed that the changes don’t always have to be extreme, but making little steps can add up to big results. She also really examined North American consumer culture and tried to refine her ideas of what wealth means. “Instead of buying, I looked at creating experiences – building a snow fort, playing cards as a family, going to the lantern ski. It was simple things, but I appreciated them more because they didn’t add stress to my life and created connection to others. That is genuine wealth.” She also examined how the credit industry is designed to feed the short-term desires of consumer spending, with little regard for long-term financial health. The average unsecured personal debt in Canada is $30,000 per person. A new poll from CIBC finds that paying down debt remains the top priority for Canadians in 2014,


Cheap thrills: Louise Wallace Richmond and best friend Cathy Sartain spent hours together over the holidays working on a giant crossword puzzle, instead of doling out funds on expensive excursions. the fourth year in a row that debt concerns have topped the list in the annual survey. The poll results also show that immediate financial concerns including managing day-to-day spending and paying the bills have become more important to Canadians in recent years at the expense of longer term goals like retirement planning. Wallace Richmond equates the “debt industry” to a monster. “It’s designed to keep you buying things you don’t need with money you don’t have. My message is you can control your personal economy, you can make little steps and stop feeding that monster.” The most challenging thing, other than avoiding her children’s pleas for drive-thru goodies, was shifting her mind set. “The toughest thing was to resist the temptation to feel sorry for myself, especially when other people would be spending or going on trips. It was not feeling the ‘oh poor



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Fighting for Toronto Political aspirations: Former Salmon Arm musician enters mayoralty race for Canada’s largest city. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

If Richard Underhill is successful in his latest venture, he’ll be spending a lot less time playing his sax. On Jan. 2, the former Salmon Arm resident and member of the popular Shuffle Demons officially entered the race for mayor in Toronto. Underhill made the move fuelled by a longtime passion for politics. He has dabbled in the political process by appearing before council on budgetary issues and in posting an online petition that garnered 25,000 signatures and helped retain part of a transit system that was about to be gutted. “I have been fighting this administration from the sidelines and I thought if I really have convictions and I really

believe in the city, and I have a different vision for the city, why not join the mayor’s race?” As a musician, Underhill often accompanied Jack Layton on the campaign trail and “had the honour” of playing at his funeral. “The thing he brought to the debate was his willingness to be open to ideas, respect for other people in the political game, respect for his constituents and people with ideas,” says Underhill. “A lot of people gravitated to that positive energy that he put out and I feel I can try to do the same.” Underhill says the current first-past-thepost system of voting does not belong in a modern democracy and citizens would be better served by proportional representation. Toronto is considering a proposal for a

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Richard Underhill candidate that unless people become more aware and engaged, he could get in for another term. “There are enough people who believe the hype,” he says. “If you tell the big lie and work with it, you can actu-

ally get people to vote against their own interests.” Underhill introduced his “Crowd Sourced” platform at a Jan. 3 launch party, where he stated his concerns and derived a lot of excellent input from several of the 300 attendees. Listed in the fringe section of a 23-candidate field, Underhill says that when the deadline for withdrawing comes in September, he will leave the race if it looks like he would be hampering a good candidate’s chances to win. A longtime Toronto resident and vocal fan of the city, Underhill says, win or lose, he and his music career will benefit by the experience. “Either I’ll end up as mayor and I’ll actually have a job that pays well or it will help my career.”

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Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association Board takes this opportunity during Minor Hockey Week to thank all the outstanding volunteers of our association. SAMHA would not be able to offer our programs without the incredible support and dedication of these people. Thank you to the following head coaches and their coaching staff:

Initiation Timbit Coaches: Dan DeRosa, Shane Burden, Chris Ivany Novice Head Coaches: Jason Blackstock, Chris Harrington, Gregg Patterson, Scott Pollen AtoMc Head Coaches: Calvin Bitz, Val Kloska Atom Dev. Coaches: Brad May, Gerry Rasmuson Pee Wee Rec Head Coaches: Dave York, Tim Alstad Pee Wee Rep Head Coaches: Chuck Fitt, Mark Bannister Bantam Rec Head Coaches: Sean Wutke, Bob Eckland Bantam Rep Head Coaches: Tony Dolinar, Doug Cumming Midget Rec Head Coaches: Mark Sandau, Trevor Johnson Midget Rep Head Coach: Terrance Head Midget Female Rep Head Coach: Troy Haskell Other volunteers who are too many to name are thanked as well: Tournament co-ordinators, Assistant Coaches, Managers, Safety Persons, Team Parents and Team Treasurers. Thank you to Referee-in-Chief Ron Stanton and Referee Assignor Kevin Schmidt

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> SALMON ARM LIBRARY BRANCH Play board games any day this week with your family. > ALL COMMUNITIES Businesses and organizations are encouraged to promote reading and book discussions during regularly scheduled employee break times. Organize a used book exchange or start a book club.

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> ARMSTRONG LIBRARY BRANCH 10:30AM Join us for stories and rhymes for little ones and their families. > SOUTH SHUSWAP LIBRARY BRANCH 10:30AM Join us for stories and rhymes for little ones and their families.

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Family Storytime

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SilverBacks Skaters fly to personal bests fall to food poisoning Dealt a bad hand just prior to leaving for a threegame Vancouver Island road trip, the Salmon Arm SilverBacks still refuse to make excuses for their winless weekend. The team came down with a collective bout of what’s believed to be food poisoning and hit the road with just 15 skaters on the bus. It was that group that took to the ice in Powell River and fought hard but lost 3-1 to the Kings. Reinforcements arrived the next day as Salmon Arm GM donated a vehicle to team director of marketing Phil Stewart. He drove five more players, who were feeling better after another night of rest at home, to Vancouver Island for the remaining games against Alberni Valley Brandon and Cowichan Valley. West There were more opassociate coach tions for the coaches with a full lineup but hot goaltending from the opposition and a lackluster ’Backs penalty kill resulted in losses of 4-2 to the Bulldogs and 2-1 to the Caps. “We felt we had a good effort in each game but we were a day late and dollar short,” said SilverBacks associate head coach Brandon West. “We didn’t capitalize on the chances when they were given and that was probably the main reason (for the losses).” Of his crew of under-the-weather skaters, West said he hadn’t seen anything like it in his coaching career. “It was unreal; we played hard against Powell See rematch on page A18

Salmon Arm speed skaters were on fire at the Shaw Centre this past weekend. The local club hosted its first sanctioned interclub Short Track Speed Skating competition on Saturday where six Salmon Arm skaters posted personal bests in not just one distance, but almost all distances raced. In some cases, skaters trimmed anywhere from seven to 12 seconds off on their longer distance contests. Short track speed skating is an exciting, fast-paced event, which pits skaters against both the clock and each other, as up to six skaters can race on the track at the same time. Aila Norlin, Jack Verdurmen and Shan Chhokar were all faster than their last competition in Kelowna in December. Brian Ocheko notched two personal best times in the 100and 200-metre sprints. In his heats, Verdurmen notched four first -places finishes and a fourth, while Chhokar scored four seconds and one third. Ocheko posted one second-place and three third-place finishes, despite a disappointing fall, where

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Dawson, Kamloops, and Jack Verdurmen make their way around the short track during a heat at the Salmon Arm Icebreakers Ice Jam held Saturday at the Shaw Centre. he fought back to the finish. Norlin earned three second-place finishes, one third and one fourth in her division heats. Making their racing debut on the circuit were Devyn Hughes and Marissa Dollack, who shattered their previous personal bests from club practices. In her heats, Dollack scored two first places, one third place and two fourth-place finishes,

while Hughes earned a second, three thirds and a fourth-place finish. Masters skater Alex Seal made an attempt to qualify for an elite meet in Kamloops later this month, but fell short by 3.41 seconds on his 500-metre time. Seal and Alyssa Skaalid, 18, an Ice Breakers skater who also skates for Team BC, used this event as experience to maintain peak performance for

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their next races. “It was a great day, all the skaters had a great time,” commented Anna Skaalid, who coaches the youth skaters. Skaters are seeded prior to their races so they compete against competitors of similar skill. The skaters each raced a variety of distances from the 100-m sprint, to the endurance 600-m, 1,200-m and, for the adults, a

3,000-metre contest. The meet was also attended by skaters from the Kamloops Long Blades, Kamloops River City Racers, Kelowna Speed Skating Club and Vernon Vortex. The Salmon Arm Ice Breakers offer a “Learn to Speed Skate” program where they supply the speed skates. Interested skaters should email for more information.

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Hockey Day set for Feb. 1 Salmon Arm Minor Hockey and the Salmon Arm SilverBacks are having a special day on Feb. 1, Hockey Day in Salmon Arm. Events planned are: Penticton Vees versus the SilverBacks, 7 p.m.. Shaw Centre; Chase Heat versus the Sicamous Eagles, 3 p.m., Shaw Centre; Shuswap Totems, first Junior A franchise in Salmon Arm, alumni recognition at the start of SilverBacks game; Salmon Arm (Armstrong Co-op) Female Midget Rep team introduced in second intermission of the SilverBacks game – they are hosting the provincials in Salmon Arm and are playing their final league game at 11 a.m. versus Kelowna; Timbit hockey games during intermission; a Salmon Arm rock band performing; Minor hockey rep and rec games throughout the day; all players and coaching staff (Sicamous, Chase, Salmon Arm) provided with day passes to both junior games. Players to wear jerseys and bring one item for food bank.

Loppet this Saturday The 30th annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet takes place Saturday, Jan. 18. Online registration is at, or entry forms are available through local ski shops. Deadline for registration is Friday, Jan. 17 at the SASCU Recreation Centre. If skiers require further information regarding registration, contact Tina Letham at 250-832-8676.

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Good start to year for SAS Golds The Salmon Arm Secondary junior Golds basketball team didn’t show any signs of rust after their Christmas break as they posted four wins last week. On Tuesday in league action, the Golds defeated the Seaton Sonics 68-24. All 11 players hit the score sheet led by Dillan Olson with 18 points, followed by Norman Ambauen with 15. The team travelled back to Vernon on the weekend for the Vernon Panthers Classic tournament, where they faced the Fulton Maroons in the opening game. The Maroons kept the score close until the Golds went on a 20 to 2 run to put the game out of reach. Ambauen hit for 13 and Jordan Isaac added 11. Salmon Arm trailed the talented Oliver Hornets by as many as 12 points in the second half of their second game, but the Golds were able to turn up the defensive pressure, and pulled out a 45-43 victory. Josh Kujat played a strong game at both ends of

Salmon Arm has been nominated for Kraft Hockeyville – and your help is needed to tell the world why Salmon Arm is Hockeyville. The town could win up to $100,000 for upgrades to the Shaw Centre as well as host a pre-season NHL game in Salmon Arm. CBC will also do a feature on the community. To help, create an account on the Kraft Hockeyville website: and join the “Shaw Centre” community. Post your stories, pictures, or videos saying why Salmon Arm is Hockeyville.

the court, and finished with 13 points. Caden Holmes added 8. The Golds faced the much improved Vernon Panthers in the tournament final. Salmon Arm was able to maintain a small lead until they exploded for 18 points in the fourth quarter to secure a 59-35 win. Tournament all star Jordan Isaac went to the hoop hard scoring 17 and tournament MVP Dillan Olson netted 13. The Golds will host the Vernon Panthers on Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

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The Senior Golds won two and lost two over the weekend at Valleyview Secondary in Kamloops. In the first game, SAS defeated Golden 54-33, with all players contributing to turning around an early deficit. Game stars were Paul Beevor-Potts for playing shutdown defence against a superb guard and Jordan Hislop for chipping in 22 points. Lenny DePatie also turned in a stellar defensive game against a


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Arm Junior Golds fights for a rebound Saturday at Vernon Secondary School during a contest versus the VSS Junior Panthers. very strong forward. In the second game, SAS fell 59-50 to North Kamloops, a very good team, ranked 10th in the provincial AAA standings. The Golds played great defensively, but struggled to score. This was a positive game that came down to the wire, but the boys felt they let NorKam off the


More big tennis wins On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Salmon Arm Ladies’ Team competed at the Kamloops Tennis Centre in the third round of competition in the Interior Ladies’ Indoor Tennis League. This time the team consisted of Marietjie du Plessis, Shirley Knorr, Cynthia Langford, Marianne VanBuskirk and Sue Ford.  The team scored an additional 21 points to maintain its first-place standing among eight teams from Vernon, Summerland, Kelowna and Kamloops. The Salmon Arm team has a new cumulative score of 62 points, which is 13 points ahead of the second-place team from Kamloops. The Salmon Arm team’s accomplishments are unique because they don’t have an indoor facility for practice and the other teams do. The Salmon Arm Ladies are looking forward to the final championship tournament on Feb. 8 and 9 in Kamloops. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

hook. DePatie chipped in 15 points and game star, Morgan Crandlemire, scored 17. In the third game, SAS defeated St. Ann’s 72-54. Game star DePatie led the way with 19 points, but it was a real team effort in this game with Crandlemire 12 points, Brayden Koprowsky 11 and

Beevor-Potts 10. Every player registered a minimum of two points, something that doesn’t happen often. In the fourth game, SAS was narrowly defeated by Kalamalka 47-42. SAS again struggled to score, and this was a team they had previously beaten by 26 points. Crandlemire scored 18 points, and played all 40 minutes. Coach Rhys Waters said the team can play with anyone defensively but sometimes struggles offensively. “When we are off, we really struggle to get anything going, and unfortunately, that is a big reason why we went 2-2, and not 4-0.” He noted the team had strong performances from all players, and have still had all players see floor time in every game this year – “not something a lot of senior basketball teams can say.” • The Sr. Golds and Jewels host the Penticton Lakers this Saturday, Jan. 18 at noon and 1:45 p.m. You’re invited to come out and cheer.


Salmon Arm curler Hugh Bennett throws a rock for the Longworth team out of Vernon during the Men’s Open Curling Bonspiel held over the weekend at the Salmon Arm Curling Club, a qualifier for the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship to be held in Vancouver Feb. 5 to 9. The Longworth rink won the C Qualifier so will be competing. The A Qualifier went to the Chris Baier team from Victoria.

Rematch with Alberni Valley on Friday Continued from pg. 17 River but we were exhausted after the warmup.” Icing a complete lineup, albeit of players still recovering from their symptoms, Salmon Arm came up against a pair of netminders on top of their game in Alberni Valley’s Connor LaCouvee and Cowichan Val-

ley’s Robin Gusse. “We ran into some hot goaltending,” said West. “We threw everything but the kitchen sink at the goalies; we just weren’t rewarded. “I think in all the games we had an opportunity to win the game. We had a good work ethic; we were lacking certain areas at certain times, maybe a missed assignment or a GradeA chance missed.”

Also, they allowed two power-play goals against to both the ’Dogs and Caps. The once-mighty penalty kill has been humbled over the last month. “I think when it comes down to it, we weren’t sacrificing,” said West. “There’s no blame on one person, just some missed assignments. Whether it’s shot-blocking or getting sticks in passing lanes,

we just weren’t sharp this weekend.” Landon Smith continues to lead the BCHL in scoring and now has 65 points after picking up two goals and two assists last weekend. Even he was not feeling his best but battled through and West says dealing with that adversity should serve them well down the stretch. “Everybody at some point this weekend had

something but it’s never an excuse and never the reason we lost.” The players got Monday and Tuesday off to rest and recover. The focus will be on a rematch with Alberni Valley, who visit Shaw Centre Friday at 7 p.m. The SilverBacks visit the Penticton Vees Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. and then host the Vernon Vipers Sunday in a 3 p.m. start.

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She parked her motocross bike for the winter but Chantelle Bykerk is already gearing up for 2014 where she will be defending her title as the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Enduro-Cross Champion in the ladies’ division. “There were seven races in the series. I had two seconds, four firsts, and a third. That made me the first Canadian female to win the AMA series championships.” Endurocross is a hybrid motorcycle competition, a mix of supercross, trials and enduro racing. “Endurocross is like bringing off-road and extreme racing indoors. We go over rocks and logs and tractor tires. Indoors is more spectator friendly,” explains Bykerk. But this is only part of the impressive accomplishments the 22-year-old Silver Creek resident has racked up this past racing season. Due to her performance, Bykerk was invited to compete in the Global X-Games in Brazil, Spain, Germany and the United States, which she describes as the Olympic equivalent for extreme sports. “It was more nervewracking racing with the best at that sport from around the world.”

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Up and over: Silver Creek’s Chantelle Bykerk competes in Endurocross, the sport that brings off-road and extreme racing indoors. Bykerk says the XGames tracks were different than what she had expected and she realized a little too late that she needed a different bike. “The tracks were more for high-speed, it wasn’t as technical. There were more jumps. I didn’t expect it to be like that. I was on a smaller bike – I had a 200 GTM – and it was working really well (but) what I had been racing on the whole time was underpowered.” Bykerk still ranked in the top 10, pulling three sixth-place and a seventh-place finish. In September, before the racing season was over, she switched to a heavier and higherpowered bike. “The 200 is already

gone and I’m sticking to the 350. It’s so nice.” Bykerk’s busy racing season kept her from defending her title as Canadian Enduro Champion, the national title for off-road racers. She earned the number one plate in 2011 and 2012, the only Canadian woman to win two consecutive years, but the AMA and X-Game schedules conflicted with the Canadian series. Although Bykerk missed several races, she still managed to take home the bronze with the points she earned. The 2014 race schedule is already out and Bykerk has switched her focus from riding to indoor training. Physical fitness is important for a rider’s success, says Bykerk. In or-

der to make it through long races and obstacle courses, a rider’s physical and cardio health has to be optimal. “I lift weights for about an hour and the last 10 minutes I do this intense sprint thing without stopping so my heart rate shoots straight up to train for endurocross.” Bykerk plans to be back on her bike before the snow is gone (she will stud the tires) because this year she has some big goals. Besides defending her AMA title, Bykerk is planning to test her skills in the Tennessee Knockout, an extreme off-road race. This race is challenging for the professional men, she says, so she knows it will be a tough go for the women, but they

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are up for the challenge. “More and more ladies are getting into it and a lot of us endurocross racers want to do the same races the boys do. More and more girls are saying, ‘We can do what the boys can do, it just takes us longer.’”

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Novice Sabres go undefeated It was action for all four Salmon Arm novice teams this weekend at the Shaw Centre, with the local squads going up against eight visiting teams from all over B.C. The Salmon Arm White Wolves had a great weekend of games; every game was a close one and played with a lot of heart on both sides. The Wolves lost the first game, won the next two, and ended with a very exciting tiegame to close up the tournament. The Salmon Arm Silver Speedsters had a fun-filled tournament weekend. There were lots of laughs, face paint and team spirit. There was music in the dressing room to pump everyone up and lots of cheering in the stands from family and friends. The Salmon Arm Mustangs also had a fantastic weekend of games, with each game, they played more and more as a team. The team started out with a loss, followed by two wins and fought hard for a tie in the last game. Finally, the Salmon

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Arm Sabres worked together as a well-oiled machine. They skated hard, took shots with a vengeance and worked together to control the puck – and they won every game they played. Hats off to all of our novice teams.

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Girl power The year starts off well for the Armstrong Co-op, Salmon Arm female midget tier 1 hockey team which travelled to Invermere over the weekend to bring home a first-place finish for the second year in a row. Salmon Arm’s first game against the home town team of Invermere was a 4-2 victory. The next game was a hardfought 1-0 loss to Olds and the last game of the round-robin play against Cranbrook with a good rebound effort from the Salmon Arm girls resulted in a 6-2 win. After the round robin-play, Olds finished in first with Salmon Arm in second. The re-match for the gold was well played by both teams with Salmon Arm winning 3-2. It

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Across the line: Salmon Arm Sabres player Jesse Saretzky flicks the puck into the net while in the process of falling to the ice during the Sabres’ win over the Vernon Fighter Jets in the Novice Hockey Tournament held over the weekend at the Shaw Centre. took solid goaltending by Jamie Sedore and goals by Sydney Castle, Maddie Turner and Hailey Haskell.

Bantams falter The Scotia Bank Bantam Tier 2 Silvertips travelled to Trail this past weekend for a pair of league games. On Saturday the team struggled to find their energy, falling behind 5-0 half way through the game. Early third period goals by Trent

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ive from the Moscow stage, The Bolshoi Ballet performs Jewels Feb. 19 at the Salmar Classic. The ballet was created in part by American George Balanchine, one of the 20th century’s most prolific and famous choreographers. It was a collaboration born of Balanchine’s chance encounter with Claude Arpels. Arpels, of the world-renowned jewelry family, had been living in New York since 1939 when he met the famous choreographer and cofounder of the New York City Ballet through a mutual friend, violinist Nathan Milstein. Arpels went on to invite Balanchine to the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique on Fifth Avenue, to discover the Maison’s most beautiful creations. From their shared passion for precious stones was born an artistic relationship that resulted in Balanchine’s new ballet and its sumptuous costumes. April 1967 in New York marked the premiere of Jewels, a threepart non-narrative ballet using the names and colours of three precious stones. Jewels is unique: a full-length, three-act plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers. Balanchine was so inspired by the artistry of the jewelry Arpels designed, he chose music he believed revealed the essence of each jewel. Each section of the ballet is distinct in both music and mood. Emeralds, which Balanchine considered “an evocation of a France of elegance, comfort, dress and perfume,” recalls the 19th century dances of the French Romantics.

Rubies is crisp and witty, epitomizing the collaboration of Stravinsky and Balanchine. Diamonds recalls the order and grandeur of Imperial Russia and the Maryinsky Theater, where Balanchine was trained. Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp, who coauthored The History of Dance, wrote: “If the entire imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence.” Emeralds is set to the music of Gabriel Urbain Fauré, whose life and work bridged the eras of Romanticism and Impressionism. He wrote piano and chamber music, as well as incidental music for plays such as Pelléas et Mélisande and Shylock; he composed operas and many songs set to the words of French poets of the late 19th century, especially Verlaine. Rubies is danced to the music of Igor Stravinsky, who was born in Russia and is acknowledged as one of the great composers of the 20th century. His work encompassed styles as diverse as Romanticism, Neoclassicism and Serialism. His music has been used in more than 30 ballets originating with New York City Ballet from 1948 through 1987, including Danses concertantes, Orpheus, The Cage, Agon, Symphony in Three Movements, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto for Two Solo Pi-

anos, Suite from L’histoire du soldat, Concertino and Jeu de cartes. Diamonds is danced to the work of Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. He studied at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, where Balanchine later studied piano in addition to his studies in dance. One of the most popular and influential of all romantic composers, Tchaikovsky’s work is expressive, melodic, grand in scale, with rich orchestrations. His output was prodigious PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED and included chamber works, Collaboration: Bolshoi Ballet dancers perform Jewels; Claude symphonies, concerti for various instruments, operas, Arpels and George Balanchine bejewel a dancer. and works for the piano. His creations for the ballet, comThe Nutcracker and The Sleeping on the big screen at 1 p.m. at the posed in close partnership with Beauty. Salmar Classic. Tickets are availMarius Petipa, include Swan Lake, See Jewels live from Moscow able at the Salmar Grand.

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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 WRITE STUFF – Shuswap Writers’ Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the board room at the Mall at Piccadilly. Drop-ins are welcome. Contact Shirley at 250-835-4544.

THURSDAY, JAN. 16 GRIEF SHARE– A Grief Recovery Support Group takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Five Corners Pentecostal Church. Sessions will continue to April 10. Call 250-832-3121 to be connected with a group.

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 are welcome. For more information, call Gerri at 250-833-4024 or Connie at 250-832-8088.

SATURDAY, JAN. 18 VARIETY’S KIDS – The local Variety Club Committee presents its 25th annual fundraising auction for Variety – The Children’s Charity from noon to 5 p.m. at Branch #62 of the Royal Canadian Legion. To donate auction items, call Brenda at 250-832-3157 or Sherrie at 250-804-3001. BOTTLE DRIVE – Air Cadets of 222 Shuswap Squadron will be happy to pick up refundable beverage containers. Call 250-832-2807 to arrange pick-up or drop containers off at Bill’s Bottle Depot between 10 a.m. and noon. 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, 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

SUNDAY, JAN. 19 MUSIC – A Gospel Music Coffee House takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Seniors Drop In Centre, 31 Hudson Ave. Go to play or to listen. Call Hank at 250-833-7900 or Lloyd at 250-836-5455.

MONDAY, JAN. 20 LIBRARY FRIENDS – The Salmon Arm and South Shuswap Friends of the Library meet at 2 p.m. in the boardroom of the Mall at Piccadilly. New members are welcome. Call 250-804-0936.

THURSDAY, JAN. 23 PUMPERS – Those with diabetes who are interested in learning more about pumping insulin are invited to an evening of support and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. at Askew’s Uptown. RSVP to Michael at 250-833-4608 or by email to by Jan. 17. GROWING GREEN – The Shuswap Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Scout Hall, 2460 Auto Rd. Everyone is welcome.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24 FLOWER FRIENDS – The Seniors Resource Centre hosts their annual Flowers For a Friend Sale at the Mall at Piccadilly Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 250-833-1110.

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Making merry of winter What happens when four internationallyrecognized comedians want to go snowboarding during the day and do comedy shows at night to pay for it? The Snowed in Comedy Tour is unique in that it combines the talents of four big headliners on one stage. When Glenn Wool was back in Vancouver for a visit in 2008, taking a break from doing shows on three continents, Dan Quinn told him he was planning to spend a few weeks winter snowboarding every hill in Western Canada. To pay for his adventure he was going to see if the skihills would hire him to do shows in their local bars. It would be a fun break from his busy schedule. Wool loved the idea and asked if he could come along. The idea also appealed to other comics, morphing into The Snowed in Comedy Tour along the way. Current tour members include Arj Barker, Pete Johansson, Dan Quinn and Craig Campbell. Barker is an American stand-up comedian who is developing a huge following all over the world. He is best known as playing Dave in the hit

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COFFEE HOUSE – Shuswap Writers’ Coffee House takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Choices on Lakeshore, featuring an open mic. Guest reader is children’s author Pat Wilson. A light supper is available at 5:30. For more information, call Cathy at 250-832-2454. 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 THEATRE 101– A free workshop for those interested in live theatre will be held at Shuswap Theatre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn how productions are mounted, from deciding on the script to striking the set and much more. Space is limited so RSVP to Julia Body at 250-833-1496 or send and email to

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On the boards: Members of the Snowed in Comedy Tour snowboard by day and perform onstage at night. HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords. He is also co-creator of the hit off-broadway show the Marijuana-logues, a parody of the Vagina Monologues. He plays to sold-out crowds and has been on David Letterman twice, The Tonight Show, Bill Maher’s HBO show, Last Comic Standing and multiple Just for Laughs galas. Barker has done three Comedy Central specials and his YouTube clips have generated millions of views. Johansson is making a name for himself as one of the top comedians in the world. Raised in Canada, Johansson resides in London, England so

he can keep up with all his touring around the world. Quinn is a natural storyteller becoming a national headliner with tales of his own life. He tours Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and recently performed in Amsterdam. His comedy is honest, personal, edgy, relatable and always funny. Winner of the Canadian comedy competition at Just for Laughs, and chosen Best of the Fest at several festivals, he has been seen on CBC, CTV and the Comedy Network and heard on XM Radio. Quinn has developed a following in Western Canada through his constant touring and opening up for big-

name acts. Campbell has been nominated Best Headliner at the Chortle Awards. As former host of Canada’s legendary Ed’s Night Party and with appearances on several other shows, he is a firm fringe favourite. The Snowed in Comedy Tour stops in Salmon Arm at the SASCU Rec Centre Friday, Jan. 31. Showtime is 8:30 p.m., and each comedian will perform for 25 minutes, with an intermission after the second act. Tickets are available at For more information on the comics, visit

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Contests encourage writing the festival is writing contests for adults and youths, which are now open. Contestants may submit original, unpublished works in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young adult.   First-place winners will receive a cash prize of $150, plus a 2014 conference package including banquet ($225 value.) As well, their entry will be published in the 2014  Word on the Lake  anthology which will be available at the festival. The deadline is midnight, March 3. Winners will be

contacted prior to the conference and will be recognized at the Saturday-night banquet. The Shuswap Association of Writers sponsor the seventh annual Young Writers’ Contest. Once again there’s a chance for recognition and awards for writers from kindergarten to Grade 12. Students may enter one story or poem, and there is no entry fee. There are four age categories and all entries are judged by local authors. The deadline for entries is April 17 and prizes will be awarded on Saturday, May 17 at the festival.

This is a popular contest with more than 200 entries some years. The contest is held specifically to encourage young writers early, with the hope that they continue to develop their skills. Word on the Lake is the major annual event of the Shuswap Association of Writers (SAW). Founded in 2003, SAW is a non-profit, volunteer organization and a registered society.   For more details on the festival and submission guidelines for the contests, visit

Crannóg unveils conspiracy Organic beer aficionados will want to savour a new brew being presented Saturday by Crannóg Ales at Table 24 in the Podollan Inn. Crannóg’s new seasonal ale, Organic Conspiracy Imperial IPA, will be released on Jan. 18 with a party that starts at 5:30. The event will feature beer tastings, appetizers and music by popular local group, Elk Tribe. There’s a $5 cover charge for the event and guests are then encouraged to stay for dinner, which will feature a $30, threecourse pairing menu designed for the eve-




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ning by Table 24 chef David Colombe. “It’s a conspiracy of two organic breweries,” notes Brian MacIsaac of Crannóg Ales. “We worked with Big Spruce Brewing of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to create the recipe, with hops from both our farms.” Both breweries are certified organic, and both grow their own hops. Big Spruce opened in 2013, after owners trained with MacIsaac and Rebecca Kneen to learn about brewing and hops growing. Their beers are gaining a stellar reputation in Nova Scotia, as they

make uncompromising beers with plenty of hops. “We are very proud to have instigated this brewery,” says Kneen. “They have a lovely hopyard, and it’s a real pleasure to brew with hops from another organic yard in Canada.” Kneen says hops production across the country is taking off in response to the growing demand by craft brewers. “It’s rare to see anyone else, besides us, commit to not just brewing organically, but growing their own organic hops,” she says. “Making this beer has been very exciting.”

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NICHOLAS VICTOR MASON June 25, 1925 - January 5, 2014 With great sadness, Nick’s daughters wish to let friends know of his passing on January 5, 2014. He led a very active and healthy life until suffering a stroke in mid-December. Dad was predeceased by our mother Joyce in 1994. He is survived by his daughters; Jennifer Mikula (Randy), Laurie Bessette (Robin), Katherine Thomas (Guy) and Sally McKay (Steve) and by his ten grandchildren. Dad was born in Romania and immigrated to Regina at age eleven. He served in the air force from 1943-45 before embarking on his university education. He graduated from UBC with a BSc in Forest Engineering in 1949 and a Masters in Forest Management from Oregon State College in 1952. He married Mom that same year and began his life as a forester – a career that he was always passionate about. His work took us to various locations around BC and on a three year stint to Taiwan on a United Nations forestry project. He has been “living the life” in the Shuswap area since 1974. There are many things that we will remember about our Dad: his love of travel, languages, storytelling, reading and all things academic; his natural curiosity especially in the areas of world history and science; his exceptional woodworking talent that has resulted in our houses being furnished with his many handcrafted items; the energy with which he attacked any and all projects; and the log cabin he built on Little Shuswap where we spent our childhood summers. We admired the enthusiasm with which he pursued golf, skiing, bridge and a good blaze throughout his entire life. We would like to thank the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Bastion Place for their compassionate care during this difficult time. A celebration of life will be held at Bowers in the Mountainside Room at 1:00PM on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. If family and friends wish to make a donation in Nick’s memory, please donate to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation at PO Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3,. Email condolences may be sent through Nick’s obituary at



JERRY ORANDO TOTH 1943 - 2014 We regret to announce the passing of Jerry Toth in Kelowna General Hospital on January 8, 2014 at the age of 70 years. Jerry is survived by his wife Diane; daughter Cindy; son Wesley; granddaughter Shavanna; brother Joe (Kay); sister Loretta; sister in law Sandy (Dennis); numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. A celebration of life service was held on Monday, January 13, 2014 from Bowers Funeral Chapel, Salmon Arm. Online condolences may be sent through Jerry’s obituary at

HALL, MARILYN LOUISE (NEE CHILD) January 23, 1953 – January 4, 2014 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Marilyn Hall; wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, daughter in law, aunt and friend. Marilyn passed peacefully in her sleep at Shuswap Lake General Hospital after a courageous four year battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 40 years, Larry Hall, her daughter Kristine Hall of Cranbrook, her son Ryan Hall (Sherry) of Salmon Arm, her granddaughters Cory - Lynn and Shayna, her mother Dorothy Child of Chilliwack, her sister Carol O’Connor of Chilliwack, her brother Barry Child (Linda) of Surrey and so many nieces, nephews and friends. She was pre deceased by her father (Bill), who passed on December 26, 2012. Marilyn was born in Vancouver, B.C. on January 23, 1953 and was the youngest of 3 children born to Bill and Dorothy Child. The family eventually settled in Maple Ridge, B.C. where Marilyn finished her schooling and graduated from Maple Ridge High School. She married Larry Hall on June 30, 1973 and their careers with RBC, took them all over the Province of B.C. Their combined years of service with RBC, numbered 68 years and involved transfers to Coquitlam, Victoria, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Westbank, Salmon Arm and Cranbrook. Retirement came on September 30, 2008 and with it, a return to the Shuswap, resettling in Blind Bay. Following retirement, Marilyn became an avid quilter, she so loved spending time with her quilting friends and visiting with family/friends. Winters were spent in Palm Springs. Marilyn lived a full and active life; working, being a truly wonderful wife and mother, travelling, visiting, golfing occasionally, gardening and quilting. She will be forever remembered as a friend to whomever she met. Rest in peace Marilyn, in the safety of Gods hands. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held in the spring, date and time to be announced. We especially wish to thank the nursing staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, for their superb care of Marilyn. For those that may wish to make a donation in Marilyn’s memory, please donate to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation at PO Box 265, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N3. Telephone #(250) 803-4565. We also express our deep appreciation to Fischer’s Funeral Services and Crematorium, for their outstanding service and compassion to our family in this sad time. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Marylin’s obituary at www.

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MACGREGOR, ALEXANDRA ANNE GORDON Alexandra Anne Gordon MacGregor Bournemouth, England October 25, 1944 Deep Creek, BC, Canada December 29, 2013 Rest in Peace

HASKELL Cecil Arnold (Allan) Haskell passed away in the Salmon Arm Hospital on January 1, 2014, at the age of 86 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Edith and George Haskell, sisters Irene and Marie, and brother Floyd. He is survived by his wife Mattie, daughter Shaun, grandsons Michael (Victoria) and Joel, sisters Doris, Lorene, Diane (Henry), Shirley, sister-in-law Margaret, brothers Doug (Pat), Lorne (Pat), brother-in-law Dennis and numerous other relatives. Al served in the Canadian Armed Forces from October 1951 to October 1966 in Canada and Egypt. He worked for the City of Calgary as a heavy duty mechanic from January 1971 until his retirement in 1992 when he moved to Salmon Arm. He liked to go fishing, hunting, camping and, most of all, play golf. His pride and joy was his garden. Special thanks to Dr. Chris Weicker, and the doctors, nurses and staff at the Salmon Arm Hospital for their compassionate care, especially during his last days. At Al’s request, no funeral service will be held. Should friends desire, memorial donations in Al’s name can be made at a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent through Al’s obituary at LIPSCOMB, JIM Jim Lipscomb was born July 23,1920, in Harrow, England. He died peacefully at home in Salmon Arm, BC. January 4, 2014. His loving wife Sally and his only daughter Fay have predeceased him. He will be missed by many and lovingly remembered by his family.  The memories  of his courage, dedication, service to community, patience, love of dancing and adventurous spirit will be shared by all who knew Jim and those memories include Sally, his wife of 67 years, as they were always together. Jim joined the army as a boy soldier.  His love of horses attracted him to the artillery unit.  He served in the British army for 24 yrs, which included British SAS combat in WWII.  Jim resigned from the army and joined the London Fire Brigade, where he served for 22 yrs. Jim and Sally immigrated to Canada in 1977.  During those years they were ranchers, farm sitters, bakers and caterers, each were helping the other where they could. Jim was very active in the Legion as President, Sergeant at Arms, and was a participant of the Salmon Arm Colour Party. Jim lived a full, active and interesting life.  As he would say “I’ve been a soldier, a fireman, and a cowboy; what more could I want?” Join us for a celebration of his life at the Salmon Arm Legion, January 25, 2014, at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Legion Poppy Fund. Thank you to all those who helped make it possible to have Jim stay at home during his final days, especially The Home Palliative Care program.

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In Memoriam



Lost & Found

Sports & Recreation

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Denise Elizabeth Andersen

School District No. 22 (Vernon) is inviting applications for the fulltime excluded position of Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, responsible for assisting the Secretary-Treasurer with the management of financial, payroll, accounting, purchasing, and information technology management for Vernon School District. We are seeking an experienced and accomplished business leader to take on this important and challenging role. Previous BC school district experience would be considered an asset. Start date is expected to be in April 2014. A complete job description is available on the district website www. Follow the links to Human Resources, Opportunities, Administrative positions. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, complete with resume, cover letter and three (3) professional references, with permission to contact each with confidence. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Interested applicants must apply electronically to: Lynn Jameson, Executive Assistant School District No. 22 (Vernon) 1401 - 15 Street Vernon, B.C. V1T 8S8 Email:

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While we appreciate all submitted applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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The Totem AUTO Group... requires team driven motivated individuals to fill roles throughout the organization. These are full time continuing positions.

Sales Representatives Parts Service Service Techs Accounting/Administration Marketing Manager Autobody/Painter Above average compensation and exceptional benefit package including pension plan. Please apply to the General Manager, 4631 Keith Avenue, Terrace, B.C. Ph: 250-635-4984 Fax: 250-635-2783 t5&33"$&505&.'03%t1035$*5:'03% t4/087"--&:'03%t5)03/)*--.";%" t5)03/)*--46#"36

The passing of a loved one, combined with the burden of making the right decisions often leaves a family feeling overwhelmed. We are committed to quality funeral arrangements, peace of mind, dignity and understanding to those we serve through our staff and facilities.


Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Wash Bay Attendant Customer wash bay attendant required at Braby Motors Service Department. Ability to work alone and maintain a fast pace is a must. High customer satisfaction skills are also required. Please reply by fax 250-832-4545 or by e-mail to:

1250 Trans-Canada Hwy. S.W, Salmon Arm

PRODUCE CLERK – FULL TIME Our Salmon Arm – Uptown Location, Produce Department, is looking for an experienced produce clerk to start immediately. This position offers competitive wages with a comprehensive benefits and pension plan package. If you are energetic, enthusiastic and want to be part of the Askew’s team, we want to hear from you. Please apply in person, to: Mike Medwid, Produce Manager or George Green, Store Manager– Uptown Store or you can apply by email to Mike@ or

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Plywood Shift Supervisor Canoe Forest Products Ltd., located near Salmon Arm BC has an immediate fulltime opening within the Plywood Department for a Shift Supervisor. Reporting directly to the Plywood Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the plywood manufacturing business. The position offers a challenging opportunity to an experienced, self-motivated, technically sound individual who can work with minimal supervision. Other prerequisites include above average interpersonal and communication skills. A thorough understanding of Quality & Statistical Process Control systems would be desirable. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold post-secondary education in Woods Product Manufacturing or Business Administration. Three to five years of related supervisory experience would also be an asset. Canoe Forest Products Ltd. offers a competitive salary and benefits package based on experience and qualifications. If you possess the skills and qualifications for this position, please submit your resume with cover letter, in confidence, by Monday, January 20, 2014 to: Human Resources Department Canoe Forest Products Ltd. Box 70, Canoe BC V0E 1K0 E: F: 866‐514‐8773 Canoe Forest Products thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Caring and serving families of our community since 1947

André Carelse, Apprentice Funeral Director

eace of Mind



PHONE: (250) 832-2223

To find out more information, or read local obituaries, please visit our website:

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Business Opportunities

Business Opportunities

Business Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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

Staff Accountant 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:


The real estate market is heating up; don’t miss out on a lucrative career in real estate sales. Limited space available. Serious inquiries only. For more information and to sign up contact: Ron Langridge, Sales Manager Century 21 Lifestyles in Salmon Arm, Shuswap BC (800) 830-0545

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Financial Services

COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Piccadilly Terrace Retirement Residence is in need of a Permanent Part-time Housekeeper. Must be self motivated, energetic and have good time management skills. Employment applications will be issued at Front Desk and are to be accompanied with resume: Attn: Housekeeping Dept. 810 10th St. SW (directly across from the new Canadian Tire) Deadline: Jan. 26, 2014 H2O4U located in Salmon Arm is looking for a full time customer service representative. Repetitive heavy lift is a requirement. The applicant will also have a strong understanding and commitment to customer service and willingness to learn new skills. Apply at PART TIME commission sales person required for community radio CKVS. Contact (250)463-5026 or send resume:

Financial Services

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Visitor Centre Counsellor

The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce is currently recruiting a part-time Visitor Centre Counsellor to complement our existing team of tourism service providers. This permanent part-time position is 2 days per week, encompassing a 7 hour workday (8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Thu & Fri each week). Responsibilities will focus on providing tourism information and promotion of our community. Applicants will possess superior interpersonal skills, excellent communication abilities, enjoy learning on a daily basis and working in a team atmosphere. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume to: GENERAL MANAGER - Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce #101, 20 Hudson Avenue NE, PO Box 999 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P2 E-mail: Posting closes January 24, 2014

Kindale Developmental Association


Share your home and/or your time providing support to adults with disabilities in Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Lumby & Lavington. Home assessments and/or training will be provided. Send Expression of Interest letter to: Attention: Home Share Coordinator Kindale Developmental Association P.O. Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Fax: 250-546-3053 Email:


To distribute the Shuswap Market News & Lakeshore News AREAS AVAILABLE SAL. ARM - Raven Subdv SAL. ARM - 22nd/23/5th NE SAL. ARM - Shuswap/2 SE SICAMOUS-Rauma Ave Call Valerie 250-832-2131

SUB CARRIERS NEEDED To deliver Shuswap Market News and Lakeshore News Covering carrier routes on Fridays. Car needed as different routes each week. Good pay. Call Valerie in circulation for more details. (250) 832-2131

Medical/Dental CASUAL/PART time MOA required for fast paced Medical Clinic. Evenings and Saturdays required. Please fax resume to 250-832-5235 or email to


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

Financial Services


Program Coordinator – Information, Education and Family Support The candidate will provide support, education and advocacy to families of individuals who live with a mental illness and/ or substance use issues. They will coordinate the provision of information and education regarding mental health to the community, individuals and agencies. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge base of mental health and the psycho/social model of support and treatment. They will possess excellent interpersonal skills and have support-group facilitation experience. The position also requires excellent knowledge of computer systems with MS Office suite and in depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc.) To receive a copy of the full job description please email: Please send your resume and cover letter to: Closing date January 17, 2014 Only those considered for the position will be contacted. Thank you!

GIBBONS MOTOR TOYS We’re growing fast..And we’re looking for talented people to help us serve the Okanagan’s exciting boating market. We’re looking for hard workers that can communicate, collaborate, and create great experiences for our new and loyal customers. The pace is fast and the work is challenging, but the rewards and potential are attractive. 1. Marine Tech 2. Parts/Service Writer 3. Asst. Store/Sales Mgr Call/Email Tim-Owner, Gibbons Motor Toys, Salmon Arm. 1-780-4991287


Professional/ Management

Professional/ Management

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Misc Services

Miles’ Mobile Mechanical

Think Snow Maintenance & repairs to snow blowers, snowmobiles, quads & chainsaws A27 A27

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

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.

Care-free living! 2 bedroom, 2 bath + den townhouse with a garage All one level Overlooks green space and has a lovely porch area New flooring, paint, fridge, stove and water heater see pictures at sign#64890 $202,000. Call (250)832-6765



Cell 804-6869 • 30+ years locally


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

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

Snowclearing Energetic young man with references will do snow shovelling $15/hr minimum 1 hr. 250-832-0916

Pets & Livestock


Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.

COLLECTOR looking to buy a coin collection. Also looking for coins, bars, medals, ingots from RC Mint, Franklin Mint, US Mint & others. Todd 250864-3521 I make house calls!

Rates Consistently better than banks

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 TOOLS related to carpentry, saws, drills, socket sets, ladders, etc. Please call Erin (250)803-3937

Free Items

1BDRM top floor new 4-plex f/s, priv entrance, adults quiet pet OK, shower w/seat, $825. 1070 1 St. SE 250-833-2129

1 Bedroom Apartment

Found and Free to good home 2 litters of Abandoned Kittens. 5-6 mos. old 1 female 6 males Absolutely adorable and in need of love and a forever home. 250-308-5489

fridge, stove, coin laundry

& hot water included, No Pets

Monday to Friday

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

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

DAN DEGLAN EXCAVATING Professionally Beautifying Properties for Over 27 Years. • Rock Walls • Utility Services • Site Prep • Terracing • Drainage • Pools 981 - 16th Street N.E., Salmon Arm V1E 2V2



STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or find us online at:

Garden & Lawn



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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


3bdrm, 2bath, 2car garage 6appl. in SA, beautiful lake view in nice subdivision 2bdrm + den, 1.5bath close to rec centre 1bdrm, 1bath condo Salmon Arm

ADULT orientated 2bdrm. level entry, walk to town, carport, NS, NP $590/mo + utilities (250)833-6400 BRIGHT 2 Bdrm top floor corner suite in town avail. Feb 1st. Balcony, AC, heat & hot water incl., adults, NP $750/mo 250-833-4726

Contact AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

Bright, spacious 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated. Includes F/S, DW, A/C, H/W NS, NP. Available Jan 1, 2014 $825/month (250) 803-1694 Ask about Senior’s Discount

Modular Homes

CAMBRIDGE Court reno’d 2bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl, covered parking, avail. Feb1, H & HW incl., NP, ref’s (250)833-4842

• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030

Lakeside Realty Ltd.



Homes for Rent

Suites, Upper

2 BEDROOM, Ranchero area. Fenced yard. DD., util., ref. req. $800. (250)253-0719 4-BED/3 bath + den exec. home, 5 appl., jacuzzi tub, walking dist. to DT SA, lakeview, partially furnished, $1600. + util. NS, NP, DD Ref’s. Avail now 250-517-0743 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)463-3313 GORGEOUS 3/4bdrm w/view 1.5 acres, W/D, util, int, sat incl., avail. Now smoking outside $1350 (250)832-7809

1BDRM suite, close to Uptown Askews & high school incl. util, $675/mo. NS (250)804-0399 4BDRM. DD, all 1928

$1250/mo. +$625 inclusive (250)832-


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Suites, Lower

NEWLY reno’d 12’x64’ & addition on Balmoral Rd., close to amenities, 2decks, large private fenced yard, NS, pet neg. $805/mo. + DD & util., avail. now (250)835-4430 (250)5151566

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

CRAFTSMAN snow blower bought 6 years ago brand new from Sears used twice $1200. Bill or Janice (250)835-2227

SINGER sewing machine, model 6268 & 7 drawer desk full of extras $2800. invested, passing of wife forces sale asking $800. Must see to appreciate (250)832-4652 (250)517-7985

3BDRM APT Close to DT parking coin laundry, NP, NS, $850/mo. avail immed 250804-9627

Misc for Rent

Homes for Rent

RECYCLED lumber beams, flooring etc. Located on the North Shore (250)832-6296

2BDRM ground level in 4 plex with storage, laundry hookups on Shuswap St., $750/mo plus util. (250)832-6221 leave message, avail Feb. 1st

Pet Services

Misc. for Sale

LA-Z-BOY lift chair in new cond. used 2mos. paid $2000. sell $1000. (250)833-0117

2BDRM. condo in quiet 55+, NS, NP building, centrally located in SA, walking distance to both malls, bright corner unit w/ensuite, $945/mo. incl. water, garbage, heat, DD req’d, Call (250)833-8281

Cute 2nd floor apt. 1bdrm. walk to town, NP, NS, $490/mo. + util. (250)833-6400

With Michelle

Garden & Lawn

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


Kidney disease strikes families, not only individuals.

IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used Iphone 5 Lifeproof.Multiple colors. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-3068489 for details.

Apt/Condo for Rent

1-855-852-5660 Toll Free

FLY tying/fly fishing, hand tied fishing flies & new in package materials for sale, contact Mike (250)832-4188

FOUR WINTER studded tires. 225/75/15 on Chevy 5 bolt rims. $350. 250 832-1159

Apt/Condo for Rent 2 BDRM avail Feb. 1st, NS, NP, $750/mo + util. 191 4th St. SE (250)804-9627


$100 & Under

BUNDY alto sax w/case $500. antique upright Heinzman piano all original $350. LH Squire Stratocaster electric guitar w/case & amp $350. Shure microphone $90. elliptical machine $100. (250)832-9256


2BDRM house on farm, 15min from SA, $1000/mo. ALSO can rent separately 2500sqft shop $600/mo. (250)253-2587 (250)838-7310

Pet Services


With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Toll free 1-800-658-2345

1BDRM in new adult 4-Plex, all lino, elec. heat, w/d optional, quiet pet OK, $830. 1070 1 St. SE, 250-833-2129

A horse quality orchard grass, 2nd crop $5 & 1st crop $4, Al Fritzel (250)832-9070

TO give away to good home 10mo. old long hair male cat, loves children, very friendly & cuddly (250)832-8611


Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Estates, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Bills etc. Confidential 778-281-0030

Feed & Hay

N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136

Best rate 5yr-2.89%OAC

Misc. Wanted



2 Bdrm + Den, 1 Bath walkout Basement Suite F/S, W/D, NS, NP. Utilities included. 2517 Forest Drive, Blind Bay 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath Condo F/S, W/D, NS, NP. 302 - 420 4th Ave., SE, Salmon Arm

1BDRM. $650/mo. + $325 DD utilities included (250)8321928 1BDRM F/S/W/D, walking distance to both malls, NS, NP, avail. immed. $600/mo. + hydro (250)832-5462 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 BACH shared laundry, util incl. Ranchero area 5 min to industrial park $450 (250)804-4895 CHASE: 2bdrm newly reno’d N/S, N/P, 5appl., heat incl. $725/mo + DD. Refs Adult Oriented (250)679-8578 LARGE 1bdrm. Raven, lakeview, suitable for single, full kitchen/bath, shared laundry, own entrance, incl. all utilities, NP, NS, avail. now, $750/mo. (250)253-8379

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

Cars - Domestic 1999 Ford Taurus sedan, 4dr. good running condition. $4950. (1-250)679-4466

Cars - Sports & Imports

NEW 1bdrm. near college & rec centre, NS, NP, No Parties, own laundry, $750/mo. util. incl. (250)833-4525

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







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

The Adam’s River Salmon Society is now accepting “Request for Proposals” for:


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


Site Security, Site Maintenance, Food Vendors, First Aid, Portable Toilets, Artisans and Traffic Control.

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



3 Bedrm. & Den, 4 Bath furnished Executive Home 5 appliances, NS, NP 2596 Mountview Dr., Blind Bay $2500/mo.

Merry Anderson 250-833-2799 MANAGING BROKER

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

For more information please go to our website at or email

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 Bid Bond must be submitted with the emailed bids (scanned document acceptable), while the original (hard copy) bid bond must be received within two (2) business days of tender close, payable to the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band. Bid Bonds should be sent to the Owner’s Engineer addressed to: Chris Cheng, P.Eng. Associated Engineering (B.C.) Ltd. 300 – 4940 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 4M5 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.

ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDEALERS.CA 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/ô/¥ Offers apply to the lease of a new or demonstrator 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 (1SA/G80/B30/I04), 2014 GMC Acadia SLE-1 FWD (3SA), 2014 GMC Terrain SLE-1 FWD (3SA). Freight ($1,650/$1,600) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. †* The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) comprises professional journalists, photographers specializing in cars and trucks. They provide unbiased opinions of new vehicles to help consumers make better purchases that are right for them. For more information visit ^ 2014 Sierra 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide for 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest available information at the time of posting. **When equipped with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Comparison based on 2013 Large Light-Duty Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. † Comparison based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. †† The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased, leased or financed a new eligible 2014 MY Sierra with an ACDelco oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 KMs, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM Dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. +Whichever comes first. See dealer for conditions and limited warranty details. ¥ $3,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit has been applied to the purchase, finance and lease offers of 2014 Sierra Double Cab, and is applicable to retail customers only. Other credits available on select Sierra models. Offer ends January 31, 2014. ¥¥ $1,000 manufacturer to dealer lease cash available on 2014 Sierra Double Cab. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. Offer ends January 31, 2014. ‡ Offer only valid from January 2, 2013 – January 31, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 or 2014 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Silverado Heavy Duty, Sierra Light Duty, Sierra Heavy Duty, or 2013 Avalanche. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ô0%/1.9% lease APR available for 48 months on a new or demonstrator 2014 GMC Terrain SLE-1 FWD/2014 GMC Acadia SLE-1 FWD, O.A.C by GM Financial. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Down payment or trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. License, insurance, dealer fees, excess wear and km charges, applicable taxes, registration fees and other applicable fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details. # Offer valid only to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by GM Financial, have entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from January 3, 2014 through February 28, 2014 of a new eligible 2014 model. General Motors of Canada will pay the first month’s lease payment, or first 2 bi-weekly lease payments (inclusive of taxes). After the first month, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ô*Comparison based on 2013 Polk segmentation: Compact SUV and latest competitive data available and based on the maximum legroom available. ñFor more information visit ^^The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. ‡*Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Comparison based on 2013 Wards segmentation: Large/Cross Utility Vehicles and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles.



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• Multi-Flex™ Sliding and Reclining Rear Seat, Offering Class-Leading Legroom • Standard Rear Vision Camera • Awarded 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick'



ALL-NEW 2014 SIERRA 1500




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• More Maximum Cargo Space Than Any Competitor in its Class‡* • Standard Rear Vision Camera and Rear Park Assist Sensors • A Consumers Digest Best Buy for 4 Years^^



Call Salmon Arm Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-832-6066, or visit us at 3901 - 11th Avenue NE, Salmon Arm. [License #10374]





3901 11 Ave NE, Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Observer, January 15, 2014  

January 15, 2014 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer

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