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City makes Residents protest CSRD vote push to be Blind Bay Resort: Directors’ division Hockeyville on application By martha Wickett

leads to defeat.


Who is Hockeyville? Salmon Arm is, that’s who. Salmon Arm supporters are hoping to break away from the competition to claim the title of Kraft Hockeyville 2014 – or at least become one of the finalists. last week, the Salmon Arm economic development Society announced it had nominated Salmon Arm for Hockeyville. communities nominated across canada have until Feb. 9 to demonstrate who has the greatest community spirit and passion for hockey. That’s done by going to the Kraft Hockeyville website,, and uploading content in the form of stories, photos and videos. The site offers tips on contributing content that will grab the judges’ attention. lana Fitt, Salmon Arm’s economic development manager, says the community’s enthusiasm has been overwhelming right from the moment the city’s participation was announced. “The more I’ve gotten into this program, the more history and stories and neat community spirit there is. It makes me think it’s an excellent choice… and we are the perfect community to be Hockeyville.” Kraft Hockeyville is an annual competition developed by cBc Sports and sponsored by Kraft Foods, the nHl and the nHl Players’ Association. When the online judging is done, the top 16 communities in the contest become finalists, and $1 million in prizes will be shared among them. The 16 finalists are announced March 8 on Hockey night in canada. After that, online voting takes place for 48 hours, where the field is narrowed down to four communities. The community chosen as Hockeyville 2014 will get to host a pre-season nHl game, will receive $100,000 towards arena upgrades and will be featured on cBc TV. The Salmon Arm chamber of commerce is challenging the business community to show its hockey pride, community spirit and originality by displaying the most creative Hockeyville display in support of Salmon Arm’s bid. The contest began Jan. 20 and a panel of three judges will visit each registered business to determine contest winners on Jan. 31. Throughout the See Community on page A2

By Barb Brouwer OBSeRVeR STAFF

A group of determined individuals expressed their anger at the denial of a Blind Bay development by protesting in front of the columbia Shuswap Regional district office Monday morning. About 41 people, some carrying placards, were upset at the defeat of a proposal by dan Baskill to develop Blind Bay Resort and asked directors to hold an extraordinary meeting to reconsider the vote. But that request poses a problem for the regional district, one that requires the consultation of lawyers. Baskill’s proposal was defeated by a three-three tie vote at the Jan. 16 board meeting. cSRd chair david Raven was unable to break the tie because he is a municipal director and not entitled to a vote in the matter of development in electoral areas. “We are outraged, quietly, more or less,” said George landry Monday as the group gathered in the parking lot across from cSRd offices. “democracy is good, but it works better when people are informed.” Monday’s protesters shared the same concerns as a small group of Baskill supporters who expressed their outrage following the vote at the board meeting. They object to the ability of directors who live far away from a development to defeat a project that has been strongly supported by the area director and some local residents. They also complained that directors were misinformed and the defeat will prove costly to the South Shuswap economy. directors opposed to giving the proposal third reading were Area e Rural Sicamous Rhona Martin, Area B Rural Revelstoke loni Parker and Area d Falkland/Silver creek René Talbot.

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Outraged: Simon Brown is among the more than 40 placard-carrying citizens who gathered outside the Columbia Shuswap Regional District office Monday morning to protest a recent CSRD vote which defeated a proposed development at the Blind Bay Resort. Their concerns centred primarily around the dock proposal, which would see the number of boat slips increase to 70 from the current 55, the possibility of Baskill or a future owner adding a fuelling station and the likelihood of attracting houseboats. Several protesters said Monday that

houseboats are not permitted to enter the bay. While Baskill maintains he has always been opposed to the notion of adding fuel sales, it is not written into the bylaw directors were being asked See CsRD on page A2

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Continued from front contest, the chamber will visit, photograph and post Hockeyville displays on the nomination site. Go to ‘community name,’ Shaw Centre, and ‘city name,’ Salmon Arm. Other events are being planned, including Hockey Day in Salmon Arm on Feb. 1. Tim Giandomenico, president of the Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association, says this is an amazing opportunity to showcase the community. “Our community is very unique and when we decide to do something, we go all in.” Roy Sakaki, SAMHA administrator, is

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Strategy session: Nomination committee members Phil Stewart, Corryn Grayston, Lana Fitt, Roy Sakaki, Dale Berger and Tim Giandomenico discuss ways to make Salmon Arm stand out in the 2014 Kraft Hockeyville contest. equally enthusiastic, talking about the thousands of youngsters who have put on Salm-

on Arm jerseys over the past five decades, and the parents, coaches, managers, referees,

CSRD to consult lawyers Continued from front to approve. And while some directors asked if a covenant could be set up to cover the matter, it would require amending the bylaw. But amendment of bylaws is not permitted at third reading because they come before the board for consideration after the public hearing has taken place and no further information is permitted. Invited into the warmth of the CSRD board room on Monday, Baskill supporters made impassioned pleas for reconsideration of the vote. Karen Brown, general manager of the newly resurrected South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce, expressed grave concern for the economic future of the area. “It’s a hard go out there; it’s scary to have your future in the hands of people so far away,” she said, picking up on a comment about

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South Shuswap having the highest population of any of CSRD’s electoral areas yet allowed only one vote at the board table. “It’s a wrong that needs to be righted. For our tax dollars, we don’t think our voices are being heard.” Brown says two large companies that contemplated setting up in the South Shuswap had been waiting for the board decision. “When they heard the decision last Thursday, they decided to set their roots in the South Okanagan which is more friendly to business,” she said. CSRD chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton assured protesters their voices were being heard, but explained the ramifications of reconsidering the vote are complicated and require prudence and legal advice. “The most troublesome issue is the information that has been circulating over the weekend,” he said

Tuesday, referring to the flurry of emails and letters circulated by a number of protesters. “Does it jeopardize the public hearing, which is premised on the rules of natural justice?” Hamilton said part of the equation will be a legal determination of whether some of the information contained in the emails and letters is new or a rehash of what was included at the public hearing in early December. The possibility of another public hearing and who would assume the costs for such an event are also part of the consideration. As to a request for an extraordinary meeting to be held prior to the Feb. 20 regular board meeting, Hamilton said that would be up to the board chair. The situation will remain unresolved until Hamilton has gathered all the information, legal and otherwise, to present to the chair for consideration.

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Tax implication irks mayor CsrD: Land transfer resulted in $18,000 loss to city. By Barb Brouwer OBSERvER STAFF

The site of the new Columbia Shuswap Regional District office to be built on Harbourfront Drive continues to be a thorn in the side of Mayor Nancy Cooper. Cooper says she was “ticked off” that the regional district sped up a land transfer deal to escape paying $18,000 in taxes to Salmon Arm. The issue arose when CSRD Financial Services manager Peter Jarman asked directors to approve an amendment to the 2013 five year financial plan bylaw, which they had unanimously approved Nov. 14. At that time, the master agreement between CSRD and MMH Developments Ltd. included a land purchase in January 2014. “However, upon review, it was realized that in order to receive the Local Government

Property Tax Exemption for 2014, the land title transfer would need to be registered with the Land Title Office by Dec. 31,” wrote Jarman in his report. Jarman told directors CSRD staff believed the board would be willing to approve the amendment after the fact. Cooper, who had not been present at the Nov. CSRD board meeting, reiterated that she had heard complaints from many people, including some from Area C South Shuswap. “For me, that is some of the best property and should be used by a lot of people, not government offices,” she said, pointing out that had the property been developed by a commercial venture, the City of Salmon Arm would be able to collect the taxes. City of Salmon Arm rep Debbie Cannon asked for clarification on the property taxes

before offering her support for the location of the new building. “It was prudent the CSRD caught it and I’ll support it because that property was available for other businesses,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of talk at this table and I’ll totally support it.” Jarman noted that the two waterfront properties the regional district owns will be sold, effectively ending their tax exempt status. “We have a very complex agreement with the proponent and with the greatest deal of respect to Mayor Cooper, I thought these issues were dealt with at a meeting in Canoe,” added chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton, referring to the Sept. 23 meeting of Salmon Arm Council, in Canoe. “The report I received was that Salmon Arm council viewed it very favour-

ably. The other thing to keep in mind is this was the low-cost proposal… This was not entirely CSRD’s decision, we followed bylaws etc.” The amendment subsequently passed, with only Cooper opposed. Following the meeting, the mayor again expressed her annoyance at the land purchase. “Taxes must be paid,” she wrote in an email to the Observer. “So instead of spreading the $18,000 over the entire CSRD region for 2014, that $18,000 will be paid by Salmon Arm taxpayers.” But CSRD cahir David Raven noted that having second thoughts at this point would have legal implications. “We have not dismissed or not listened to the input from any director. We, as a board, chose the best option presented to us by the development community.”

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Canoe residents will have the support of city council when they ask the province to reduce the speed limit along Highway 1. B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is currently gathering public input on speed limits along rural highways as part of their Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review. Canoe residents will be submitting a related request to reduce the speed limit along the Trans-Canada Highway in the Canoe area from 90 to 70 kilometres an hour. The speed change would span from the top of the hill west of the 50th Street NE turnoff (roughly the location of the Cal-Van Motel), to the Canoe Forest Products administrative offices. In a presentation to Salmon Arm council, Canoe resident Bob Stratton – representing 200 people who signed a petition supporting the speed limit change – explained the current, 90 km/hr speed limit along this corridor has long been a safety issue. He noted how the stretch of highway, which includes a school zone and North Canoe Elementary School – sees an average of 6,000 vehicles passing through daily, and 24 per cent of that is semi tractor-trailer traffic. “Twelve business and 30 homes directly access the highway, with the

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Petition falls 86 names short By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

By not speaking up, Salmon Arm residents have given the OK to city council to proceed with a 10-year lease agreement related to the potential construction of a Ross Street underpass. Last Wednesday, the official results were released from the recent alternative approval process to determine whether or not council can go ahead with leasing the lots at 621 and 641 Ross St. NE (adjacent to the railway tracks) at a cost of $33,000 per year. According to city cor-

porate officer Corey Paiement, 1,275 electoral responses were received opposing the lease. This falls 86 short of the 1,361 responses legally required. “The elector responses received do not meet the minimum sufficiency requirements prescribed in Section 86 of the Community Charter to preclude council from executing the lease agreement… Therefore, council is in a legal position to execute the lease agreement,” stated Paiement. Prior to Paiement’s certification of results, city administrator Carl Bannister had reported an unofficial

total of 1,325 electoral responses having been received, but added several would be disqualified for not meeting stated criteria. 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.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Salmon Arm Observer


for what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

Break out the crystal ball I feel pretty safe in making this prediction about 2014. We’re going to be hearing a lot more from our municipal politicians in the next few months, after all, it’s an election year. I’ve often thought about conducting a research study on the length of council meetings throughout a politician’s term. In their first year of being elected, councillors are usually eager to air their views, and expound a bit on the projects they championed throughout the election. Then, things get quieter as they put their heads down during the middle year. Often this is because they quickly learn that you can’t please everyone and it’s much more difficult to be critiqued for what you say instead of what you don’t say. But then comes an election year. And for anyone looking to put their name back on the ballot, it’s time to ensure that your face and name are associated with the current issues. It’s important to be seen as a doer, and to get that message out. So council meetings lengthen out as the politicians strive to explain their decision-making and espouse their current agenda. While the election isn’t until November, there’s no doubt ideas are starting to percolate in the minds of current political types and those who have aspirations to the office. I’m confident Mayor Nancy Cooper’s name will be on the ballot. There’s also already been some serious scuttlebutt around whether our current member of Parliament Colin Mayes will choose to return to being a big fish in a small pond and make a bid for the mayor’s chair, rather than continue with his role on the backbenches in Ottawa. Also don’t count out a bid from former councillor Kevin Flynn, who was undoubtedly disappointed with the outcome of the last contest. Coun. Chad Eliason is also a name I wouldn’t be surprised to see. But whoever’s tossing the idea around either for mayor or council should take some time to examine their motivations. Sitting on city council is a tough job. It requires a lot of effort into understanding that you can’t just sweep into office and make unilateral changes. There’s a whole host of policies and procedures, staffing agreements and previous commitments – not to mention the six other members of the council – that constrain local politicians. I’m also always skeptical of the hopefuls who claim to be able to run the government without any tax increases. No one likes tax hikes, me included, but anyone who thinks that making sweeping reductions to government services would be easy, needs to think again. Every cut has an impact, every time a council decides to postpone maintaining infrastructure has a cost too. If roads, or water or sewer systems deteriorate, the taxpayer will pay – just at a later date. I certainly hope a wide selection of candidates comes forward. The community benefits from a diversity of viewpoints. But I also hope we get people who are in it for the right reasons.

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Date’s set, but candidates missing Now we know the when. Perhaps soon we’ll learn the who. The BC NDP announced over the weekend that it will announce its new leader to succeed Adrian Dix on Sept. 28. That leader will be chosen by party members in a vote to be conducted Sept. 24-27 over the phone and online. The party’s president, Craig Keating, said he’s looking forward to an “exciting leadership election with great candidates.” Except, so far there aren’t any candidates. Great or otherwise. Three federal NDP members of Parliament from B.C. have said they’re not interested. Peter Julian, Fin Donnelly and Nathan Cullen all bowed out even before they bowed in. Kennedy Stewart, the MP for Burnaby-Douglas, is still mulling his decision. As is Jinny Sims, the federal NDP representa-

tive from Newton-North Delta. Their reticence is understandable. As members of the opposition in Ottawa, they’re all strong voices for issues their constituents believe in. B.C. politics, on the other hand, is a snake pit. Nobody knows that better than Dix, who seemed to have victory in last spring’s provincial campaign in the bag but found himself delivering a concession speech instead. Now that the date has been set for the party’s leadership vote, most observers expect candidates to begin announcing their intentions as well. And no doubt as those names are known, and those candidates start hustling for support, the always entertaining world of B.C. politics will burn with renewed energy and entertainment. -Burnaby News Leader

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The Observer asked: Why should Salmon Arm win the Hockeyville contest?

Tim Alstad “Because the community support in Salmon Arm is second to none.”

Teresa York “It would help stimulate the economy.”

Kevin Cheveldave “It’s all about community spirit and the Shaw Centre was built solely on community spirit.”

Coby Jagt “Because there’s a lot of people in Salmon Arm who play and watch hockey just for the love of the game.”

Laureen Shannon “It would be a great showcase to promote Salmon Arm and bring people onto the community.”

Too many Other projects should trump underpass questions Wow, 1,325 people dragged themselves down to city hall during Christmas holidays and voted against city council’s proposal to spend hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars now, and millions later, on the Ross Street Underpass. Thirty-six more and the council motion would have been defeated. The 1,325 people is 50 per cent of the number of people who voted in our last civic election for the candidate getting the most votes – Mayor Nancy Cooper. And 70 per cent of the number the elected councillor with the fewest votes – Chad Eliason – received. You might think it would give politicians pause, when 50 to 70 per cent of the number of people who voted you in now vote against the largest discretionary spending of your term. And that it might encourage you to address the many unanswered questions around that spending. But apparently not. No one at city hall has ever responded to the fundamental question of why we need a $9 million underpass, given that 90 per cent of trips across the tracks have no delay, one in 10 trips have a wait of a few minutes, and there are other areas of the city with longer emergency response times. No one at city hall has explained why it is not financially irresponsible to commit to spending $330,000 of your money now, before any information is forthcoming from the city about why a $9 million underpass is needed, how it will affect the downtown, how it will be financed, and how it will impact other spending priorities and your taxes. Because when that information is finally presented to the entire electorate, including the many people who still have no idea any of this is happening, that electorate may reject the underpass. And then hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars will have been wasted. Bill Grainger

The necessity of an underpass is a matter of opinion regardless whether the mayor rates it as uppermost on the priority list. She attempts to elevate it as a safety issue which doesn’t stand up and, if it does, then further development across the tracks should be curtailed until the issues have been addressed. What is not in any doubt is that this smacks of a sweetheart deal with the developer, similar to the half a million plus contribution by the taxpayers to the Prestige Inn. If council deems this to be essential to future plans, then expropriate the property, as they did at

Lakeshore and 20th and have done with it. If the underpass is abandoned at a later date the property can be resold giving the owner first option. Why lease and develop it as a parking lot for the benefit of the landowner? If parking is such an issue in that area, why then were some of the developments given permission to construct with less than the number of spots normally required. Another questionable proposal is the one by the regional district with the other developer in the same area. I question the wisdom of locating Government offices on that side

of the tracks, adding to the congestion or the need to place them on prime waterfront property in the first place. Those two proposals will amount to $20 million. They both require large sums of money to be spent without first being approved by the taxpayers. Surely we have bigger priorities such as sewage in the industrial park, rebuilding Lakeshore Road and cleaning up the mess left by another developer near 20th, to name a couple. Robert Gosse

When 10 per cent becomes 20 per cent The “alternative process” has taken place and the numbers are in. Thirteen hundred plus concerned citizens took the time over Christmas to register their opposition to the signing of the lease for the staging area on the north side of the tracks. The magical number of note required was 1,361 according to the rules of the alternative process. This is based on 10 per cent of the 13,000 to 14,000 eligible voters in Salm-

on Arm. However, let’s do some math. Of the 14,000 eligible voters, only 40 per cent or so actually are engaged and do vote. Therefore, the engaged voters number is 5,000 to 6,000 voters. The true alternative process would be 10 per cent of 6,000. Therefore, 600 is the real number. Concerned, engaged citizens signed up in droves – 1,300 plus. I believe this is an extremely strong mes-

sage to the staff and elected officials – that 20 per cent of the voters of Salmon Arm have spoken. This may be two weeks late and a pound short; however, it’s a passionate plea from 20 to 25 per cent of the voting public to request – dialogue, complete disclosure and a referendum – it’s called democracy. Jim Olafson

Democracy not well served by CSRD decision We are residents of Blind Bay and are sending this to urge the CSRD directors to reconsider the vote on the Blind Bay Resort application. I can only express my disappointment at the total disregard for democratic due process. I feel the directors that voted against this application, were misinformed. A statement of mooring houseboats on the resort’s dock, as well as a gas island, made by a director that voted against the application, was not only misleading, it had no truth to it. These issues were discussed in detail at the last public meeting held by on Dec. 5. Chairperson David Raven denied Dan

Baskill the chance to clarify this wrong information. When the directors were voting on the previous application put forward by Loni Parker, David Raven had no problem hearing clarification on points in that application. This can only be seen as discrimination and bias on his part. Other remarks such as the ratio for or against the project being 50/50 was wrong. I was present at the meeting and agree with Paul Demenok, it was more like 66/34. I would like to think that in a democratic society, the majority rules. When I see these issues that deal with one area, being Blind Bay, how can a person

from Revelstoke vote against an application that distance away without attending the public hearing and not visiting the property in question make an informed decision. I would like to think that the other directors would vote for the project to support our director Paul Demenok’s decision, as he knows the area, is the director in this area elected to Area C to represent the people in this district. I can only hope that with a reconsideration of the vote, this undemocratic mistake can be corrected. Larry and Ellie McGillivray

Applause for stance on keeping pubs child-free Many thanks and congratulations to Observer editor Tracy Hughes for her Jan. 15, “For What It’s Worth” editorial column entitled, Protecting pub time.

It was right on. I heartily agree.. Premier Christy Clark and B.C. liquor control board, hello? They should take note and believe it.

With all due respect and deference to pubs, I don’t want my grandkids going there. Tom Sveinson

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Salmon Arm’s the best of both This is in regards to Tracy Hughes’ recent column about whether Salmon Arm is rural or urban. A city is not a city just because it has a lot of people, stores and services. A city could be a city, based on what is going on, in a defined area. In a very compacted section of the Shuswap, Salmon Arm thrives with much of the same characteristics of a city, as we have been taught

what makes a city, such as many stop lights at a series of crossroads. We have traffic jams and road closures as a parade ventures past spectators who have lined up for several city blocks. We have merchants competing for business in a fully stored, downtown sector that witnesses street-side parking, much of the time, full to capacity. Bustling car dealerships, fastfood joints and malls.

We have people who walk to work, take city transit and those who travel by pedal bike, all with safe, full size passage. We have a mayor, city councillors, bylaw officers and a city work crew. There are city parks, a community rec center, senior centres, many schools and a college. I would like to think that these facts, and many more not mentioned, could point di-

rectly at the word, city. For those who could or would or have become sad about the reality of this, here is some comfort to think about. One would only have to walk, in any direction from the core of Salmon Arm, for 15 minutes and be totally rural and in the great depths of nature. Not too many cities can brag about having it all, as we can.

Bryon Every

Plowing process sparks questions I read with interest of how the provincial public workers were ripping off the province. Is there not a dual standard here? With our city outside workers coming back from

downtown last week I met two snowplows on Okanagan Avenue. The first one had his plow down and was maybe spreading salt. The second, not 10 minutes behind him, had his plow down and

there was no snow for either one. Then, on Jan. 12 we had one inch of snow and two plows came up. When I drove out, they had left 300 feet not plowed. Then another plow came up,

then another; since the one inch there has been six plows up. Do these employees think that the taxpayer doesn’t notice these things?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Salmon Arm Observer

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Decision sends the wrong message The rezoning application for Blind Bay Resort was defeated last week in the CSRD board meeting, in a surprise split vote. Three in favour, three against, and no tie-breaker vote by the chair – an automatic defeat. Our own Area C director favoured it and it had overwhelming community support on record.  The benefits of this rezoning would far

outweigh any concerns as the developer (Dan and Bonnie Baskill) has demonstrated concern and respect for both the lake and the neighbours. Dan was present at the meeting and was not allowed to address the unfounded concerns. The three area directors who voted against the rezone had not done their homework/ research, have no un-

derstanding of the Blind Bay area, the development nor the heart and integrity of this family. We are sending the message that the South Shuswap is closed for business and we are certainly not offering any sense of future to our upcoming generation of youth who would love to remain in this area but will not be able to do so if there

continues to be a lack of opportunity and blatant disregard for the voice of the people. I would urge the CSRD to rethink the conduct of their meetings and decision-making process, recall and approve this application promptly before irreparable harm befalls the family and the community.

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Mayor William Newnes was re-elected by acclamation; likewise Reeve Wilcox of the district municipality. The local orchestra staged a Jitney Dance, the proceeds to be donated to a fund for the surgical ward at the hospital. Salmon Arm had seven rinks at the Kelowna Bonspiel. G.G. Barber was in the city for the bonspiel.


No apology was made for the large amount of chatter dealing with apples. The success or non-success of growers affects everyone. The efforts to obtain a price which would give a bare living were laudable and reasonable and those who have devoted time and labour to that end deserved support. Penticton growers outlined a proposed firmprice marketing plan. The bishop of Cariboo, Dr. Adams, took the services at St. John’s on Sunday and the congregations were large


A Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into all phases of the forest and lumber industry, with a view to determining the best methods to be used in logging and the proper care of the forests and parks. The question has been occupying Premier John Hart and Minister of lands, the Hon. A Wells Gray, for the past year.

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A CBC radio repeater station would be put into operation shortly, announced the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Fred Everton, his son Clinton, and his brother Ray, motored to the Coast during the New Year holiday to visit Robert Everton and family who recently purchased a television set. They witnessed the major football games on New Year’s Day, including the Rose Bowl contest, and reported excellent reception. Now they hoped that TV would soon come to Salmon Arm and the Okanagan.


Tucked away at the back of South Broadview School is a room where education reaches far beyond a row of desks. In a large, book-filled space, several students sit around a carousel fitted out with computers. The energy is as warm as education outreach teacher Heather Leask’s smile. Here to learn are youngsters who, for whatever reason, perform better in the Distributed Learning Program for students in kindergarten to Grade 9. Distributed learning is available to all School District #83 students, except for those with special needs that require a learning assistant. “Our motto is ‘quality is constant – time is variable,’ and the biggest thing we offer our students is the amount of time they need to learn a skill or a course is variable.” Leask explains that if a course or skill come easily to a student, they move through the material quickly. “If it’s something they need more than a year on, they get that. We figure out where the kids are and move them on from there,” says an enthusiastic Leask of her 20 current students. Looking over at the computer carousel, Leask points out that students from grades 5, 6 and 9 are working in the same space. “The reality is, in this kind of program, no two students are doing the same thing at the same time,” she says, noting that to be in the program, a minimum of 50 per cent of the student’s schooling must be done at home. Parent Robin Greencorn is


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Joy of learning: Teacher Heather Leask, centre, shares a laugh with, from left, Robin Greencorn and son Joshua and Charlie and Bonnie House. delighted with the support her son, Joshua, is receiving and the progress he has made. This is 10-year-old Joshua’s second year, having been diagnosed with a learning disability, but not in a category that receives any extra support. “I very much suspected he had dyslexia in Grade 3. He had a horrible time learning to read, did not know what vowels were…” says Robin, explaining that, through the Distributed Learning program, her son has been able to access a program that allows him not only to learn to read, but also understand and retain the material. “It changed his life,” says Robin. “He felt stupid before – he told me he was dumb, that his brain felt like an empty fish bowl.” “It feels fine, and full now,” says Josh with an impish grin. “I like it here because I get to work on my own computer, I get to finish work faster and I

get the time to do other things.” Greencorn says she has been impressed to enter the distance learning classroom to see older kids helping the younger ones and some of the younger ones who are more computer savvy helping the older ones. “They lose track of who’s in what grade and they don’t care,” says Leask. “There’s no school yard bullying here.” That is a relief to Bonnie House and her daughter Charlie, who has been in the program for two years. Charlie lost one of her good friends in an automobile accident a few years ago. “After that, she felt out of place, she felt she didn’t belong,” says Bonnie. “I thought they were my friends, right from Grade 1,” says Charlie, who found it impossible to relate to the girls who were mostly interested in what brand of clothing was being worn. “They were shallow

and mean to a lot of people.” The 14-year-old, whose goal is to complete grades 9 and 10 this year, enjoys learning at her own speed, knowing that if she is having trouble with something, she can take the time to learn it well. “Me to We is a huge part of my life; I love everything about the foundation,” says the young social activist who, with her mom’s help, has organized several fundraisers. “I love having her home and seeing her happy,” Bonnie says. Both Robin and Bonnie worry that with all the cuts to education, they might lose the program that has been such a blessing to their children. “Every year there’s a danger of losing it and that would be detrimental to so many people,” Robin says. “We have never had anyone go so above and beyond for every single child. Heather is wonderful – she truly cares about every child.”

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Salmon Arm Observer

Looking at 2013 from the mayor’s office Plans: Nancy Cooper sees many successes in the past year and plans to seek re-election.

By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Although a municipal election won’t be held in B.C. until November, Salmon Arm Mayor Nancy Cooper is already clear about her intentions. “I feel I have a lot to do even though we have done a lot. I’m here for the long haul. When I heard Colin (Mayes) might be running, I thought that was very interesting. There was a time I wanted to run against him and then he stepped out… I thought that would be very interesting if I finally get to run against him,” she said, referring to MP Mayes’ statement to the Observer that he has neither ruled out nor decided on another run for mayor or for MP. “I have every respect for him,” Cooper added. Asked to reflect on her past year as mayor, she mentions a long list

of highlights. Under economic development, Walmart comes up first. “The opening of Walmart was really important to the city,” she says. “People were phoning me, saying there’s no place to buy socks and underwear. So it was exciting for people.” Her list also includes the opening of the credit union building uptown, the new store fronts at Shuswap Park Mall downtown and the new liquor store to replace the government store. “That was a worry for downtown; it’s now looking like it’s really good.” Cooper mentions the city’s purchase of property to add to Little Mountain Park, the parcel near Buckerfield’s to accommodate highway changes, the addition of the coffee company in Canoe, work on signage that the Economic Development Society has

been doing with owners in the industrial park, the addition of fibre optics in Salmon Arm and work that’s being done on an industrial tax incentive. “Fibre optics gives us a competitive advantage and, combine it with an industrial tax, that’s something Lana (Fitt, economic development manager) can use (to attract industry).” She said gas prices continue to be an issue, one which the local owners tell her they don’t have control over. Regarding the environment, Cooper pointed to the completion of the Sensitive Habitat Inventory Mapping (SHIM) and Wetland Inventory and Mapping (WIM) studies. She also mentioned SLIPP and the latest initiative to work towards a watershed-wide water quality program. Cooper referred to the city’s $20,000 this

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Future: Mayor Nancy Cooper’s priorities include the Salmon River Bridge. year towards a muchrequested flood hazard assessment. “It will probably take a couple of years to save up for, but we’re looking for grants.” She added that the newly completed strategic plan was a lot of work but provides the city with a road map for moving forward. Cooper pointed to the recycling contract with MMBC (Multi-Material British Columbia). She said all of staff’s concerns weren’t met, but there would be ad-

ditional costs if the city hadn’t signed. She notes Salmon Arm won the Communities in Bloom award, which is more than flowers but also about other elements such as recycling and restrictions on pesticide use. Under low-lights, Cooper points to three lawsuits, one versus the Neskonlith band regarding the SmartCentres development, one regarding a marina in Canoe and one regarding a Canoe lease agreement. “Those are the ones

for me, lawsuits are ones I feel bad about. They’re certainly a lowlight. She said she and Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson are working towards an agreement to govern relations between the two political entities. Because Enderby council and the Splatsin band work well together, Enderby has been asked to come talk to the city about their keys to success. Asked about her leadership style, Cooper said she’s not the type to be out front making big proclamations, but she works hard behind the scenes to make things happen. The hardest part can be the time involved, Cooper says. “It really is a 24-7 job… I love the challenge, sitting in this chair and working with people. You’re never on personal time. I’ve had phone calls in the

middle of the night, and they’re phoning the mayor.” The top of Cooper’s priority list remains upgrades to the Salmon River Bridge but she said council has not yet heard or seen any plans, timelines, or other pertinent information. “Council has worked on this for years, lobbying MOTI at each UBCM and I have made this a priority and have done whatever I could since I was elected,” she said. She’s pleased about the donation of land for the downtown campus of Okanagan College. Cooper said the Ross Street underpass is also at the top of council’s priority list. “The underpass itself will be down the road,” she said, noting that all the councillors she’s spoken to would like to have a referendum on the issue. “People need to have the choice.”

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acre parcel for a Kal Tire service facility and the 3.7-acre remainder for future commercial development. The plan would require amending the land-use category in the official community plan from city centre to highway service/tourist commercial, as well as rezoning it from A-1, agriculture, to C-3, service commercial for Kal Tire and C-7, shopping centre commercial for the remaining property. Director of development services, Kevin Pearson, explained that the OCP designation of the property was highway service/tourist commercial until 2011, when it was changed to city centre because the area to the south is residential ‘area B.’ It was thought that expansion




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Chamber seeks info on gas purchases OBSERVER STAFF

The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce wants to know how many people are buying gas out of town, how often and where. On Wednesday the chamber will be releasing a public survey to help gauge local purchasing habits related to gasoline. The survey asks how often people are filling up out of town, where and for what reason. It also touches on out-of-town shopping trips. Chamber president

Jim Kimmerly says the intent of the survey is to gather hard data to assist the chamber in its ongoing effort to make sure Salmon Arm and Shuswap residents are receiving a fair price at the gas pump. In addition, Kimmerly says the survey results may provide a better understanding of how lower gas prices in communities like Enderby and Vernon are hurting local businesses. “Once we get back that type of information – and I have a sense it’s probably going to show a fair amount of people

A new option to keep Kidsafe Salmon Arm parents will get a new way to keep their kids safe with the introduction of a child safety fingerprint station. Operation Kidsafe will be installed at Salmon Arm GM beginning Thursday, Jan. 30. It is a free service which records information for parents. It provides parents with a fingerprint record and photograph that can be given to law enforcement if the need arises.

Safety tips and education are also provided so parents can arm their children with knowledge and create a family safety plan. Operation Kidsafe has served more than one million children in North America during the past 11 years. Program founder Mark Bott will be in Salmon Arm for the kick off, which will take place at 2 p.m., Jan. 30 at Salmon Arm GM, located in east Salmon Arm at 390111th Ave. NE.









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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Salmon Arm Observer

Ways to counteract picky eating habits in children HealtHy bites

Serena Caner When my daughter turned two-and-ahalf, her eating habits changed. Suddenly, all she wanted was fruit, yogurt and plain, refined carbohydrates. Any mixed foods or protein sources were extremely suspect and cooked vegetables, an insult. As a parent, I entered the frustrating position of not wanting to eat the same meal every night but also not wanting to have to bribe or negotiate my daughter to eat supper. Cooking two different meals is not appealing but neither is having her wake up at 2 a.m. and complain that she is hungry. So what is a parent to do? First of all, know that this is a very normal stage that most kids go through. Secondly, keep in mind the “big picture:” what you want is your child to learn to enjoy eating a variety of healthy foods that will support their health. This will not happen overnight and will not happen if every meal turns into an unpleasant power struggle. Ellyn Satter, considered the “guru” of children’s eating, contends that it is the parent’s role of what food you serve and when, but it is the child’s job to decide how much and if they eat at all. She would recommend that you offer a good variety of food to your child (some protein, vegetable and carbohydrate), making sure there is at least one thing on the menu that you know your child will like. However, if your child chooses to only eat one thing, it is okay. The idea is that over time, if healthy foods are offered and healthy eating modelled, your child will learn to like many foods. There are a couple things you can try: • Cut down on

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Plans proceed for 17-lot subdivision By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

City council would like to make sure neighbours have been consulted about a proposed subdivision on 30th Avenue NE. Applicant Blake Lawson of Onsite Engineering Ltd., on behalf of owners Shirley Miller, Peter Laitinen and Colleen Laitinen, appeared at Monday’s meeting of the city’s planning committee to address proposed amendments to the official community plan and zoning bylaws to move a portion of the property into the urban containment boundary in order to accommodate a potential 17-lot subdivision. The parcel is at 2451 30th Ave. NE in the upper Lakeshore area. The owners have received conditional approve from the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude an approximate four-hectare or 9.9-acre strip (400-metres long by 100-m wide) of the 16-hectare parcel from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Kevin Pearson, director of development services, explained that, similar to the subdivision proposed for the Hillcrest area, the land commission has approved it subject to having a 10-metre-wide linear public park as a buffer, as well as fencing, vegetative buffering and residential setbacks of a minimum of 30 metres from the ALR boundary. A greenways trail will be constructed within the linear park. Coun. Chad Eliason said he has no problem with this stage of the development, but has questions regarding the future such as how will it be serviced and if the neighbours, particularly to the west, have been consulted. All council members, except Coun. Marg Kentel who was absent, voted in favour of forwarding the proposal to the next council meeting.

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Great race: Skiers begin the 30th annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet Saturday at Larch Hills; Ian VanBergeyk travels the two-km route; and John Connor and Thomas Hardy relax after placing first and second in the 34-km race.

Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet marks 30 years It was likely one of the closest finishes in the history of the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet. John Connor and Thomas Hardy were toque and toque crossing the finish line after their 34-kilometre ski, with Connor edging ever-soslightly in front. With participation key, this year’s 30th annual loppet, held Saturday at the Larch Hills ski area, was a great success, with 449 participants, 200 of them children. Along with skiers, the Heart and Stroke Foundation was a winner, as the loppet raised $10,433 to create a 30-year total of $385,000 in support of heart health. Skiers came from B.C, Alberta,

Saskatchewan, Washington and from as far away as England and Australia. At this multi-generational event, there was a remarkable 77-year span between the youngest skier, at three, and the oldest, at 80. Local ski ambassador Gullan Hansen was recognized for her remarkable endurance in completing 30 consecutive years of Reino Keski-Salmi loppets. Hansen described her 30th loppet to the Observer as: “Fabulous as always, fantastic conditions..., we are so lucky on Larch Hills.” Asked if the race is much different now than 30 years ago, she laughs.

“Yes, I’m older, I’m 30 years older. I’m slowing down, that’s normal by my age.” She says in the early years, the point was to do it, never mind how long it took. Now, she says, people don’t do the loppet if they can’t finish in a certain time. “In the beginning it was go out and do the distance.” Hansen’s aim is to be the oldest person in the loppet. “I’ll take it one year at a time.” The loppet was supported by more than 250 volunteers and 30 local sponsors. Larch Hills skiers who placed in the top three were: • Overall Women in the 34-km

race - 1st Abbigail May, 1:59:43; Overall Male - 1st John Connor, 2nd Thomas Hardy with 1:43:43. • Four and under, 1-km, Girls: 4 and under – 1st Kiera Cadden, 2nd Reese Major, 3rd Katy Calkins; Boys - 1st Ian Orchard, 2nd Kynan Dicker, 3rd Kai Hansen. • Five to seven, 2-km, Girls: 1st Brynne Smith, 2nd Madeline Wilkie, 3rd Samantha Peterson; Boys - 2nd Jonathan Breugem, 3rd Ian VanBergeyk. • Eight to 10, 5-km, Girls: 1st Julianne Moore, 2nd Sophia van Varseveld, 3rd Clair VanBergeyk; Boys - 1st Trond May. • 11 to 13, 5-km, Boys: 1st Konrad van Varseveld, 2nd Stephen

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Big win for curlers The Salmon Arm Secondary girls curling team won the High School Regionals over the weekend in Kelowna, and is heading for the BC High School Provincials. The team members are: Lorelei Guidos, skip and delivering third rocks; Mikaela Paetsch, delivering skip rocks; Jenn Pletsch, second; and Paige Rivers, lead. The team defeated South Kamloops SS 10-4 in seven ends in the final game.

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Time to skate With the second phase of the winter season just starting, the Salmon Arm Skating Club would like to let the community know that it is accepting registrations for beginner right through to experienced skaters of all ages. Go to www. or call 250-804-2979 for more information.

Speedy skiing Revelstoke Ski Club skiers, including Mitch Smith from Salmon Arm, competed in Alberta and B.C. last week, in some challenging conditions and against some tough competition. The FIS athletes attended two GS races at Lake Louise and a slalom race in Norquay. In Lake Louise, Mitch Smith enjoyed some successful single runs and had his first GS finish of his FIS career. Smith, who’s 16, was 10th in slalom out of 60 boys and fourth in the under-18 class in slalom. The club will be hosting a Nancy Greene zone final race on Jan. 25 at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Salmon Arm Observer

Decades of excellence in sport By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

The Reino KeskiSalmi Loppet, with its excellent reputation, continues to attract skiers from afar. This year, its 30th, a gold-medal Olympian joined the race. Vic Emery was the driver of the Canadian four-man bobsledding team which won gold at the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Now 80, Emery, who shares his home between London, England and Oslo, Norway, may have slowed down slightly from those days – but not much. One of several sports he’s still passionate about is cross-country skiing. On Thursday, the day of his interview with the Observer and two days before the loppet, Emery skied a 17-kilometre loop at Larch Hills with his friends, Marcia and Jim Beckner. He was the Assistant Chef de Mission for the Canadian Olympic team at the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France where Marcia competed in speed skating. Near the end of the interview, Emery points to a small gold medal he is wearing on his jacket. It signifies he is a Worldloppet Master. For the Worldloppet, each participating country designates one marathon race with a length of 42 to 90 kilometres. The countries include those in North America, Australia, Japan, Europe and Scandinavia.

Canada’s loppet, 55 kilometres, is in Gatineau Park, Quebec. Skiers who join the Worldloppet challenge receive a passport that’s stamped upon completion of each race. When a skier completes 10 races, they become a Worldloppet Master – and receive the gold pin. After having skied so many loppets around the world, Emery has high praise for the Larch Hills ski area, pointing to the beautiful views and track. “The track I saw today is amongst the better tracks around – and I’ve skied all over Canada, Europe… It’s got lots of ups and downs, it’s a good challenging track.” He notes that Reino Keski-Salmi himself was an “all-rounder” in terms of sports and sounds like he was a fine young man. Emery, his brother John, Peter Kirby and Doug Anakin made up the 1964 Canadian bobsled team and were also, as he calls them, all-rounders. “You name it, we did it,” he says of his earlier days, which included hockey, then downhill and slalom skiing, cross-country skiing and ski jumping as well as Finn sailing, tennis, mountain climbing, canoeing, running – whatever piqued his interest. He and his teammates were Class A downhill skiers and he was also in the top two or three in Canada as a Finn sailor at one time.


Super fit: Olympian and octogenarian Vic Emery crosses the

finish line after completing the 34-kilometre route at the 30th Annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet held Saturday. The Finn dinghy is the men’s single-handed Olympic class for sailing. Many of these experiences provided a platform from which to launch his venture into bobsledding. “We understood ice,” he said. “I was also a pilot in the Canadian navy; I flew off the carrier, that sort of thing, did acrobatics.” He didn’t mind flying on his side, and the bobsled, “like an airplane, you have to the keep the ball in the centre.” Emery first saw the sport in 1956 and it was eight years later that he and his team won gold in Innsbruck. In the world championships in Lake Placid in 1961, he had a bad crash, ending up “with his nose closer to his ear than his nose.” Fortunately, the doctor at the run was a plastic surgeon and his son, an orthopaedic surgeon. He notes that in those

days, tracks were more rudimentary and not refrigerated, so with a warm spell, a runner could go through the ice and the sled would flip. The driver couldn’t get out as easily as other members of the team. Every year, he said, there was a death or two in the “young man’s bachelor sport.” By 1963 the team was heading close to a medal position. Still curious and not satisfied with just working to improve his team’s time a little, Emery asked his mentor, Italian champion Eugenio Monti, if he could take the number two spot behind him to observe his skills at Lake Placid. “I found the final secret to go from good to very good,” he says, explaining driving a bobsled well is much like riding a horse. “It’s a precision sport compared to what people think it is. Whatever you can get out of your

start, gravity, and how you drive the sled determines your speed.” The last time Emery made his way down a bobsled track was in 1998 when, at 65, he took his son for a run at St. Moritz, Switzerland, the place he and his team had thought of as their home track. Now, Emery has great memories and feels fortunate to have got in and out of the sport – and into others where he can continue to improve. “Tennis is one of my favourites, and crosscountry skiing. I’m not improving my speed but I’m hanging on in technique. You start to lose a little balance and things as you get really older, and you’re not as aggressive as you were.” Nonetheless, Emery, at 80, has hung onto his Olympic excellence, completing the 34-kilometre Reino KeskiSalmi Loppet Saturday.

Moving on after Olympic disappointment Canada’s top crosscountry ski athletes battled for the final four spots on Canada’s Olympic cross-country ski team at the Canmore Nordic Center Jan. 8-12, a contest that left Alysson Marshall without a spot on the team. On any given day, any of the five top women could have taken the one sprint spot available for Sochi. Competition was fierce, especially with the addition of

Alysson Marshall x-country skier Zina Kocher, named to her third Olympic Biathlon Team who tried

to earn the sprint spot on the cross-country squad for Sochi. For the women, Heidi Widmer of Banff took the sprint spot after winning a gold and silver medal in the two qualifying races, while Emily Nishikawa of Whitehorse won the distance spot after coming 1st and 6th. Marshall posted a 7th and 4th in the sprints and two 4th placings in the two distance events (10-km classic, 15-km

skiathlon) and did not make the team. Marshall competed in all 4 events while many athletes did not and had what was considered one of the most consistent results of the women. Although the result was understandably very disappointing, Marshall is enjoying the chance to enjoy the trails around Canmore. She is still training but is appreciating the more

relaxed atmosphere. She says she is still not feeling 100 per cent physically after problems last season, but hopes to get to Europe to compete in FIS races. In the meantime, she’s very grateful for all the Salmon Arm support. “Lots of people were sending me messages of good luck before and are now sending me supportive messages.”

Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Barry Dearing: Tribute on Sunday, moment of silence at game. School district #83 has lost a man well known as a dedicated principal, educator and basketball referee. Barry Dearing, former principal of South Broadview Elementary, died to cancer Thursday, Jan. 17, in the company of family and friends. “We will miss his humour, his love of athletics (tennis, golf, track and field and basketball) and his compassionate and caring attitude toward children,” writes his friend and fellow educator Carl Cooper. Dearing, 57, spent 50 years in the school district, starting school at South Broadview in 1962, then Shuswap Junior and Salmon Arm Secondary, graduating in 1974. He went to UVIC to get his teaching degree, but came back each summer, ultimately spending 35 of those 50 years as an educator. Although he retired last year, Dearing was still president of the local basketball referees association, having been in-


volved with them for more than 20 years. at 6:30 p.m. in the gym, in preparation He was also on the executive of the pro- for the moment of silence on the court. vincial British Columbia Basketball OfAt Dearing’s request, a memorial serficials Association – as well vice will be held on Sunday, as on the executive of the Jan. 26 at South Broadview Shuswap Children’s AssoElementary at 2 p.m., “so as ciation and the Salmon Arm not to interfere with basketGolf Club. ball games.” He will receive a fitting Barry’s spouse Nadina and tribute tomorrow, Jan. 23, in his son Kyle have set up the the gym of the Sullivan camBarry Dearing Family Founpus of Salmon Arm Seconddation through the Shuswap ary. Fellow basketball referee Community Foundation to Barry Dearing Bruce Weicker explains that honour Barry. In lieu of flowMeMorial set “in a small way, we would ers, donations can be made like to recognize Barry for his to the foundation, which is for sunday outstanding contributions to being established to provide basketball in Salmon Arm.” funding to disadvantaged elBetween the senior Jewels game at 5 ementary-aged children in the Shuswap p.m. and the Golds game at 6:45, a mo- who could benefit from financial support ment of silence will be held about 6:40 in their athletic or artistic endeavours. p.m. to honour Dearing. All present “That was a passion of his,” says Cooand former basketball referees, in their per. “He coached every sport imaginstripes, and coaches are invited to gather able.”

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Penticton Lakers guard Colin Eden tries to block a lay-up by Salmon Arm Secondary Golds player Jordan Hislop during the Golds 69-31 win over Penticton in a game played Jan. 18 at the SAS Sullivan Campus.


Juniors pocket four wins The Salmon Arm Secondary junior Golds started their week with a convincing win over the Kalamalka Lakers in a league game on Tuesday. Josh Swidrovich led the scoring with 14 points. The Golds tipped off against Westsyde on Friday at their opening game of the St. Anns invitational. All 11 players contributed on defence, as well as hitting the score sheet. Jordan Isaac was top scorer with 14, followed by Caden Holmes with 9 and player of the game Norman Ambauen with 8. The final score was Salmon Arm 51, Westsyde 11.

The semifinal pitted Salmon Arm against the host Crusaders. Defensive intensity was the key as the Golds built a lead and coasted to a 67-41 victory. Player of the game Josh Kujat scored 15 of his game high 17 points in the first half. Isaac chipped in with 11. A big Abbotsford Christian team was up next for Salmon Arm in the final. The Golds started strong, leading 20-7 after the first quarter, but Abby fought back to tie the game in the third. Player of the game Dillan Olson hit some timely threes on his way to a game high 16 points, which helped

secure a 56-50 win for the Golds. Isaac continued to score well, netting 13. The junior Golds will host a tournament Jan. 31 at the Jackson campus.



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Salmon Arm’s Jorri Duxbury contributed 10 points. In league stats, Duxbury appears in six categories: third in minutes played, fourth in assists, fifth in steals, fifth in blocked shots, ninth in defensive rebounds, 12th in overall rebounding and 15th in scoring. Next home action is Friday, Jan. 31 against the Manitoba Bisons.


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BCHL: Team relishes victories over division rivals Vernon, Penticton. With just one game this coming weekend, one against a non-division opponent, the effect of last weekend’s pair of overtime wins will take some more time to measure. But with consecutive 3-2 wins in the extra session over rivals Penticton and Vernon, the Salmon Arm SilverBacks are riding a high at the moment that diminishes the 4-2 loss to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs that preceded the two victories. Against the visiting Vipers on Sunday, the OT winner was credited to Alex Gillies though the team will ask that the official box score be changed by the BCHL to give it to Andrew Farny. It was a nice finish to a wonky weekend and capped a game where the ’Backs matched their effort from the night before, when they broke a losing skid in Penticton. “I think the biggest thing was riding the emotion from not only snapping our losing streak but (also) beating Penticton in their barn,” said Salmon Arm associate head coach Brandon West. “Anytime you can get a

win in the other team’s rink, playing your arch rival in Vernon should be easy to get up for.” Goals by Gillies in the first and Alex Jewell in the third gave Salmon Arm 1-0 and 2-1 leads but Vernon replied each time. Farny’s winner at 1:19 of overtime came after Gillies carried the puck into the Vipers’ zone and lost control of it only to have Mitch Ferguson recover and feed Farny at the point who fired the decisive shot.” “Everybody in our league is fighting for a playoff spot,” noted West. “Anytime you can win in your division, that’s good. Obviously our weekend prior was not good but we fought through some adversity. Anytime you can get two points from a Vernon or Penticton, you gotta relish it.” They did that on Saturday in Penticton. After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, West and the other coaches implored their charges to simply get some pucks to the Vees’ crease after putting only two shots on net in the first. The simple approach paid

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In possession: Forward #14 Thomas Plese steals the puck from the Vipers’ defence. off in the middle frame as Cole McCaskill and Michael Roberts scored 2:40 apart to tie the game. BCHL leading scorer Landon Smith benefited from a play set up by Nick Josephs and Mitch Ferguson as he banged home a rebound with 44 seconds to go in the first overtime to send a big Vees crowd home disappointed. “We went with three forwards and one (defenceman) in overtime,” said West. “We put Nick (Josephs) up on that line; with his success in Junior B, we figured he’d fit in there.

171 Shuswap St. Ferguson was calling for the drop (pass), he put it on net and Landon put home the rebound.” It quickly made them forget a stale effort against the Bulldogs on Friday where they were tied 2-2 after two but lacked urgency in the final frame, surrendering two goals. “There were a couple of Grade A chances that Alberni Valley got,” said West. “We didn’t push back hard enough to get the equalizer.” Salmon Arm hosts the Surrey Eagles Saturday at 7 p.m. at Shaw Centre.

Sabres dominate Novice tourney The Salmon Arm Novice Sabres converted their brand of fast skating, tight-checking hockey into a solid weekend of games, going 4-0 in their home tournament and outscoring their opponents 35 to 8 in what turned out to be an amazing team effort. Goalie Isaac Mitchell had a strong but qui-


Jesse Saretzky, Christian Johnson and Rylan Blackstock. After finding themselves down 1-0 going into the second period in game four against Summerland, Filipuzzi, along with his linemates Linden Walters and Gage Parrell, took charge, scoring three times in 1:52 for the hat-trick and

lifting the Sabres to 6-2 win in front of a very loud group of parents. “We encourage our kids to share the puck, and it paid off this weekend,” said coach Jason Blackstock. “The kids were on a mission to win all four games” added coach Jamie Walters. “They played as a team and got the job done.”







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Puck control Salmon Arm Hornets player Brydon Howkins moves the puck up ice during the Hornets 2-0 loss to West Kelowna in a Pee Wee Hockey Tournament game played over the weekend at the Shaw Centre.

Tips notch first win The A&W Peewee Tier 3 Silvertips went one up-one down on the weekend, dropping a game to division leading South Okanagan, before picking up their first win in their final game of the season. Connor Kociuba got the Tips on the board in their Saturday tilt versus South Oak, hammering the puck past the home team’s netminder on the rebound from a Damian Earl shot on the power play. Ethan Lans would also score on a breakaway for the Silvertips, who suffered a 12-2 loss in the game. Sunday’s game turned out a little better for the Tips, as they defeated Penticton 7-3. A scrambled first few minutes resulted in the Tips head coach calling his timeout early in an effort to settle the troops. The effort seemed to bring Salmon Arm back to earth, and a Blake McBeth slapper from the point would pinball its way past the Penticton goaltender just three minutes later. Penticton would come on strong and score a pair of unanswered to take the lead, but the Tips wouldn’t be held back. Matt Campbell flew down the ice late in the first on an end-to-end rush while on a 5-on-3 penalty kill, slipping the puck into the net to tie it up with just over two minutes left in the opening frame. The Tips would head into the first intermission with the lead after a Mason Balon wrister just 26 seconds later. Damian Earl and Dom Barbosa each tickled the twine in the second to spot them a three-goal lead heading into the third period. Henry Lenarduzzi and Barbosa with his second would seal the victory for the Silvertips. Although the whole team had an exceptional game, the line of Lenarduzzi, Earl and Kociuba had a strong effort for the Tips. Defenceman Kai Fazan was a tower at both ends of the ice and

added three helpers. The Tips play a couple of exhibition games Saturday and Sunday, before playoffs begin the following weekend.

Bantam Silvertips The Scotiabank Silvertips Bantam Tier 2 Rep Team split a pair of weekend exhibition games with the Pursuit of Excellence (POE) Academy Tier 1 Rep team. On Sunday, the Silvertips overcame 2-0 and 4-2 deficits to defeat POE 6-4 at Norval Center in Armstrong. Salmon Arm used an aggressive forecheck to frustrate the smooth skating POE squad counting three unanswered goals in the third period. Silvertip goals came from Evan Hughes (2), Jordan Campagnolo, Matthew Dolinar, Trent Thompson, and Ben Wardman. Bantam Tier 3 goaltender Kaiden Arnouse was called up and played a solid game in goal earning the victory. On Saturday, POE skated to a 4-2 victory at the Enderby arena in a game that was very fast-paced with only one penalty called. Hughes scored both goals for the Silvertips while Matthew Dolinar collected two assists and Tyler Chartier added a single helper in front of goaltender Devon Blackmore. The defence consisting of Austin Anthony-Jules, Jason Herd, Noah Paterson, Cameron Watson, Steven Luchkanych and Jordan Campagnolo played a great game containing the speedy squad from POE as well as playing very physical in their own end. The Silvertips are off to Prince George on Thursday for the Cougars Bantam Rep tournament with action opening Friday morning when the Silvertips play Fort St. John.

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Finding their rhythm: (Clockwise from top) Percussionist Angela Roy leads Bastion Elementary School students Jack Morrison-Turley, Carter Billey, Madison Penttila and Jude Adams in a class during a weeklong drumming workshop held Jan. 13 to 17 for students from kindergarten to Grade 5; Roy counts out the number of beats for students during a concert held for teachers and parents Friday in the school gym; Charel Venter plays a turtle shell; Hannah Maddock uses a sitting technique with her drum; Karley Irmen, Eva Mosher and Trinity Shaw beat out a song. Roy’s energetic, bilingual percussion workshop enthralled the students, who got to make a lot of noise with a variety of hand drums and percussion instruments. The workshop blended rhythm, dance movement and vocal arts with social-cultural awareness.

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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. PAIN RELIEF – UVIC’s Centre on Aging presents a workshop on selfmanaging ongoing health conditions and pain from Feb 4 to March 11 at Lakeside Manor. To register, call 1-866-902-3767 or online at www. MUSIC FESTIVAL – Registration is now open for the 14th Shuswap Music Festival to be held April 22 to May 3. Register online at http:// Registration closes Jan. 31.

THURSDAY, JAN. 23 JAZZ PIZZAZZ – The Jazz Club of Salmon Arm presents Betty Johnson at 7 p.m. at Shuswap Chefs. Doors will open just after 6. 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 its 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. COFFEE HOUSE – Shuswap Writers’ Coffee House takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Choices on Lakeshore, featuring an open mike. 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. RSVP to Julia Body at 250-833-1496 or send an email to CADET FUNDRAISER – Local army cadets will host a fundraising craft sale at South Canoe School from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Book a table for $25 by calling Theresa Brookes at 250-804-1240. SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents Philomena, a story of a woman’s search for the son she gave up after conceiving him out of wedlock, at 5 and 7 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

TUESDAY, JAN. 28 UNPLUG & PLAY – The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap and Shuswap Friends of the Library present a Family Magic Show with magician Leif David at 6:30 p.m. FUN & FRIENDSHIP – Silver Creek Library hosts a craft evening at 6 p.m. with other sessions to follow Feb. 12, Feb. 26 and March 12. The first craft will be building a bird feeder. Free drop-in program. No registration required. Call 250-832-4719 or visit for more information.



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Whether it’s a melodic hymn, a rousing jig or a spirited march, members of the Shuswap Pipes and Drums believe nothing stirs the soul like the sound of great highland bagpipe.

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leadership skills and learn how to prepare and lead meetings.” Scheidegger has been a member of Toastmasters for 14 years and says he has definitely gained confidence for public speaking. He says Toastmasters is the perfect place to hone skills because goofing up, at least at the beginning, is viewed as being normal and other members always pick up on what was done well. “We celebrate that a person went up and

tried,” he says noting maybe the person will be able to speak the following week, or the week after that. Along with impromptu speaking sessions,Toastmasters also work on prepared speeches, following a series of manuals that provide a good variety of opportunities for improving communication skills. For more information, visit or call Scheidegger at 250833-5802.

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

CHILLED CHUCKLES – The Snowed in Comedy Tour, starring Arj Barker, Dan Quinn, Pete Johansson and Craig Campbell takes place at the SASCU Rec Centre at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.75 at

an open house tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 in the library at the Sullivan campus of Salmon Arm Secondary School. “Even if they don’t want to speak in public, it helps for job interviews or any kind of impromptu talking,” says Walter Scheidegger, who as vice-president education, is responsible for making people feel welcome and getting them on their way to better speaking skills. “People also pick up



Residents are invited to honour their Celtic side and enjoy a night of piping, drumming and highland and Scottish dancing at a Robbie Burns dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Fifth Avenue Se-

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Street of dreams: Doug Adams, Duncan Myers, Bryan Kassa and Dwayne Burdeniuk look at a model of the proposed Montebello Block for R. J. Haney Heritage Village. another sorely needed kitchen/ banquet room to serve the everincreasing needs of Haney’s dinner theatre, weddings, and special events staged through the operating season. Initial design work indicates that over $500,000 is needed in donations, material, and labour. Heartened by the fact that R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Park has always enjoyed tremendous support from the citizens of Salmon Arm and Shuswap, the

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Working on the notion that “it takes a community to raise a village,” board member Garry Landers says the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association at R.J. Haney Heritage Village is preparing to launch its biggest fund development campaign ever. And organizers are looking to the community to help build the heart of the village. The board’s three-year objective is to construct and finish a display of commercial stores and offices on the village’s main street. The building will to be called the Montebello Block, a nod to the defining structure that stood in the heart of Salmon Arm at the corner of Hudson and Alexander for almost 60 years. This project will create muchneeded exhibition space to depict historic businesses at the village. The displays will include a general store, bank, real estate-law office, barber shop, newspaper, clothing emporium, and more. Tucked away in the inner core of the Montebello Block will be

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Salmon Arm Observer

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Life was even more of a whirlwind for Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer Eric Nipp in 2013. The dancer, who began his career with Just For Kicks, is now second soloist with the esteemed company. He is no longer solo in his personal life, having married principal dancer Amanda Green, who will perform the coveted lead in the company’s presentation of Romeo and Juliet Jan. 28 in Kelowna.

Nipp, who will be performing in the ballet throughout its western tour, trained in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. After graduation, he danced with the Kelowna Ballet for one season before joining the ballet company as an apprentice. He joined the Corps de Ballet in 2008 and was promoted to second Soloist in 2011. In Romeo and Juliet, Nipp dances the part of Tybalt, who he laughingly describes as “the bad guy who gets to kill Mercutio” in a duel.

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OLSEN, EVELYN ELIZABETH November 16, 1932 - January 14, 2014 It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Evelyn Elizabeth Olsen on January 14, 2014 with her family by her side. She will be forever loved and missed by her husband of 63 years, Magnus, her children; Lorraine Hauser (Rod), Wayne Olsen (Rita), Shelley Drake (Bill), Randy Olsen. Honorary Wayne D & Lorallyne. E. Special nephew Vince Olsen (Mary) who mom loved as her own. Numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren; Shaun and Dietrich Hauser, Amber Ericcson, Lisa (Glen), Amy, Meghan (Will), Jenna Tulak, Tyler (Jen) and Tina Desjardine, Bobbe, Taylor and and Brooke DrakeDrake plus Bobbe-Jo, Taylor Brooke 12 grandchildren. plusgreat 12 great grandchildren. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, one sister, three brothers, baby granddaughter Wendy and daughter Marlene. Evelyn was a dedicated stay at home wife and mother, who was always canning, baking and pickling. She loved and cherished her time spent with grandchildren and great grandchildren, filling numerous photo albums over the years as well as frames of memories all over the house. Evelyn was born in Wawanesa, Manitoba and came to Golden, BC when she was 12. In 1947 at the age of 15 she moved to Salmon Arm and waitressed briefly in the Tom Middleton Café on Alexander. From there she went to Oyama where she worked in the fruit packing houses with her sister Viola. She returned to Golden where she met and was wooed with candy sweet-hearts, the love of her life Magnus Olsen. She was told she couldn’t marry until she was 18, they wed on her 18th birthday in 1950. Mom had her 3 older children in Golden but longed to be back in the Shuswap. They returned to Salmon Arm in 1957 and there they remained, 2 more children were born thereafter. Mom always said she had a good life, albeit difficult at times but she had no regrets. A memorial tea for Evelyn will be held on Saturday February 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowers Funeral Chapel, Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Food Bank which mom always did or to The Variety Club Telethon which was dear to her. The family would like to thank the many people who lent their care, love and support to us in the last 5 months, numerous home care-aids, respiteSherry and Elaine, home care nurse; Jill, staff at Bastion Place. One huge blessing for Charlotte, you will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace mom-until we meet again. Online condolences may be sent through Evelyn’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC


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PAZUR, PAZUR, EMELIA EMILIA 1919 - 2014 Emilia Pazur passed away at her home in White Lake, after a short illness, on January 18, 2014. She is survived by her sons Art and Ed, her daughter Mary, sister Wjadja, nephew Stan, grandchildren (Dani, Aaron, Michael, Emma Lee, Candace Peter and Victor) and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters Christine and Elizabeth, son Andy, and husband John. Emilia was born in Poland in 1919. During WWII, Emilia’s family was displaced when their home town became part of Russia. For the next ten years they were refugees in Siberia, Kazakhstan, Persia (now Iran), India, Uganda and Italy. Eventually, the family were resettled in Canada where she married John Pazur and raised a family in Beaton on the Arrow Lakes. After the damming of the Arrow Lakes flooded their land, Emilia moved to Kelowna, then Victoria, and Malakwa before settling at White Lake with her son Art. Despite the upheavals and tragedies Emilia witnessed and endured, she never harboured any bitterness or prejudice. She loved to talk to people, and it wouldn’t matter if the person was royalty or a stranger on the street. She loved to have a good crowd around her. Emilia will be remembered for her special nature and exceedingly sharp-mind. If Emilia could write this, she would like to thank all the caregivers, staff at the Shuswap General Hospital, medical professionals, friends, and neighbours who cared for her in her last few years especially the last week of her life. In the past few years, Emilia would especially be appreciative of her family and in particular her son Art who supported her and made it possible for her to live at home. A memorial service will be held for Emilia at Bower’s Funeral Home on Saturday January 26, 25, 2014 at 11:00 am. Emily has gone home to be with the Lord. Online condolences can be sent through Emelia’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service Salmon Arm, BC.



BARRY DEARING September 12, 1956 - January 16, 2014 Barry Dearing, son, husband, father, friend, coach, basketball referee and dedicated educator, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, January 16 in the company of family and friends. A memorial service (at Barry’s request) will be held at South Broadview Elementary in Salmon Arm on Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 PM… “so as not to interfere with basketball games.” A full obituary will appear in next week’s newspaper. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shuswap Community Foundation in Barry’s name. These donations will be directed to the Barry Dearing Family Foundation which is being established to provide funding to disadvantaged elementary-aged children throughout the Shuswap who could benefit from financial support in their athletic or artistic endeavours. It is our hope that this will be a lasting and fitting legacy that honours Barry’s contribution to Shuswap youth. Online condolences can be in sent Barry’s Funeral arrangements were the through care of Bowers obituaryHome at Funeral & Crematorium, Salmon Arm. Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home & Crematorium, Salmon VICTOR WILFORD BATESArm. Victor Wilford Bates passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on December 20, 2013 at the age of 70 years. The Funeral Service was held from Broadview Evangelical Free Church, Salmon Arm, on Monday, December 30th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dave Penner officiating. Tributes and special music were shared by family and friends.  A reception followed in the Church, catered by the ladies of the Church, allowing time for family and friends to continue sharing memories and stories of Vic.  Born in Hardisty, Alberta on October 17, 1943, Vic grew up with a strong work ethic and a creative entrepreneurial mind.  He was employed in the Oil Patch prior to moving to Salmon Arm with his wife Alice, and children Tammy & Leo, in 1973.   Within a week Vic quickly purchased Crown Furniture, and he and Alice became involved in the community, expanding the furniture store and location.  Vic was a visionary, and was committed to Salmon Arm.  His passion for real estate earned steadfast respect among fellow business owners, city officials, and countless citizens for his various developments. Some of his visions included the development of the Salmon Arm Water front, the Prestige Inn, the current location of Churches Thrift Store, and all we see near the wharf.  He was a strong supporter of the Nature Habitat, donating his personally owned land to the cause.  After giving Salmon Arm years of energy, he focused on Crazy Creek, east of Malakwa. Vic and Alice gained many new friends with this development, and he was in his glory with watching the transformation of the area.  Vic leaves his loving and dedicated wife, Alice; two children, Tammy  Bates And    Leo (Sharon), Grandchildren (Tyler, Porter, Ava, Aidan, Drake, Jax), brothers and sisters and an amazing community of friends. Email condolences may be sent to Vic’s obituary at  Donations in his memory of Vic may be sent to the Salvation Army, Salmon Arm, or the Smaritan’s Purse.  Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. 

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LILLIAS “LIL” INGRAM November 28, 1921 - January 7, 2014 Mom, “Lil” as many knew her, was born in Arradoul, Rathven, Scotland on November 28, 1921. She immigrated to Canada at the age of five. The family settled in Brantford, Ontario where she lived until 1945. Wartime brought many changes to her life. Early 1944 mom met a handsome “Westerner” who was in the armed forces. On June 8, 1944 she married Leo William Ingram; just weeks after their wedding dad was posted overseas with the RCAF #1 Bomber Command. Letters became the only connection between the newlyweds until after the war. In September 1945 the re-united couple “headed west” where mom began life as a rancher’s wife. For over 40 years home was Pinantan, BC, until the ranch sold in 1990. Kamloops became home until 2009. Mom’s last 4 years were spent in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm where at age 92 she peacefully passed away. Predeceased by the love of her life, Leo (September 27, 1910 - June 4, 1998), infant daughter; Linda, sister; Helen, granddaughter; Jennifer and son-in-law Allan. Mom leaves to remember and miss her, sisters; Jay (Ernie) and Elsie, brother; John (Marion) , daughters; Jean(Frank), Susan (Christopher), grandchildren; Andrea, Tracey (Paul), Scott (Robin), great-grandchildren; Shamus, Hanna, Rayanna and Cameron, adopted extended family; Roxie, Ben, Shirley, Rob, Ron and James, and her long-time dearest friend Olga. Special thanks to the 2nd floor staff at bastion Place for all the care and compassion given to Mom this past four years, you became her “other” family and for that we are truly grateful. At mom’s request no funeral service will be held. Online condolences can be sent through Lil’s obituary at

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LICENSED JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN Are you experienced in computerized Fuel

Injection Diagnosis/Wheel Alignments and all general repairs to all makes & models? WE PROVIDE: • Excellent wages plus benefits • Clean modern shop with hoists in every bay • High tech state-of-the-art equipment • Extensive training program • Profit Sharing If you are up to a challenge, apply in person and drop off your resumé to: The Auto Service Desk 1151 10th Avenue SW Salmon Arm, B.C. 250-832-5030 Attn: Mark Sandau e-mail:

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Applications are invited for the Custodian Spare Board for casual custodial assignments throughout the District. Custodian positions are Union positions and the salary will be $19.64 per hour. Qualifications required include: Minimum grade 10 with a Custodial Worker Certificate from OUC with minimum of 94 hours of instruction, or equivalent from another recognized vocational institute. Must have proven experience in the application of modern custodial methods and procedures required for School District plants, 3 months relevant experience pertaining to products, equipment and procedures, physically able to perform all custodian duties including lifting heavy objects and shovelling snow, ability to perform cleaning and minor maintenance of school plants. The Custodial Worker Course is being offered at OUC starting February 1, 2014. Please contact OUC to register. Duties will include: Cleaning of floors and outside entrances, dusting, disposal of refuse, sanitizing washroom fixtures daily, building security, snow removal from sidewalks and entrances, other related duties as may be assigned or required. Please submit resume with full supporting documents to: Human Resources Department, Box 129, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2, Fax No. (250)832-9428 or email: by February 7, 2014. We thank all applicants for their interested, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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:


Help Wanted

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

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED To distribute the Shuswap Market News & Lakeshore News AREAS AVAILABLE SAL. ARM-22nd/23st NE SICAMOUS-Rauma Ave Call Valerie 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

Help Wanted

Financial Planner

VantageOne Financial Corporation

VantageOne Financial Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of VantageOne Credit 8nion, is seeNing an indiYidual to ¿ll the role of Full 7iPe Financial 3lanner in our Vernon Main Branch location. 7his position is e[pected to support all branches of VantageOne Credit 8nion in the areas of ¿nancial planning serYices. ,f you enMoy worNing with a teaP who has a passion for ¿nancial planning, building lasting relationships with clients through quality service and knowledgeable advice we would like to hear froP you. $s a Financial 3lanner your responsibilities include the PanagePent and continued growth and retention of a designated portfolio of clients. You will provide e[pertise and advice on all aspects of ¿nancial planning including, investPents, retirePent, ta[ planning, estate planning and insurance. You will also act as a resource in wealth PanagePent areas for all VantageOne ePployees. ,f you feel you Pay be the ideal candidate for this position you Pust have ‡ ([ceptional people skills, with a dePonstrated ability to build relationships with both clients and teaP PePbers. • A minimum of 4 to 6 years’ e[perience in investPent advice and ¿nancial planning services, including Putual funds and insurance sales. • A valid Certi¿ed Financial 3lanning 'esignation CF3 , 6ecurities /icense and /ife ,nsurance • 7he ability to be an ,,5OC 5egistered 5epresentative • A proven track record in achieving and e[ceeding sales goals and targets • A coPPitPent to ful¿lling on-going continuing educational requirePents Why choose VantageOne? • Our Flexibility – We have the ability to offer unique solutions • Our People – We are coPPitted to having knowledgeable staff that provide e[pert advice • Our Ownership – We are owned by our Credit 8nion MePbers • Our Values – 3ride, ,ntegrity, (nthusiasP and 6ervice ,nnovation If this opportunity interests you, please visit our website for coPplete Mob inforPation and quali¿cations required. We welcoPe applications froP all interested however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are your Recruitment Professionals Call 1-855-678-7833 today for more details.


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Merchandise for Sale

Trades, Technical

Telephone Services

Misc. for Sale

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. fax 1-780-986-7051.

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

IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used Iphone 5 Lifeproof.Multiple colors. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-3068489 for details. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online:

Misc. Wanted



Pets & Livestock

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

Marine Technician

Primary duties include maint. troubleshooting & repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume to vancouveroutboard@


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

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

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

Cleaning Services GRANDMA CLEANED IT! 20 years experience could be used to clean your home too. 3 openings available Call Sandra (778)489-1769

Misc Services

Home & Yard •Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

•Fencing •Decks •Patios


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

• Wallpapering • Drywall Repair • Professional Workmanship • Seniors Discounts

For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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

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

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

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! Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Estates, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Bills etc. Confidential 778-281-0030 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

$100 & Under

Houses For Sale


ELECTRIC snow shovel $50. small electric snow blower $100. (778)489-4801 or (250)832-8692

Misc. for Sale 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. (250)8329256 CRAFTSMAN 15.5HP snow blower bought new 6 years ago pd. $2000. used twice, sell $1200. Bill or Janice (250)835-2227 FOUR WINTER studded tires. 225/75/15 on Chevy 5 bolt rims. $350. 250 832-1159 RECYCLED lumber beams, flooring etc. Located on the North Shore (250)832-6296

Financial Services




Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Misc for Rent

Homes for Rent

1BDRM in new adult 4-Plex, all lino, elec. heat, w/d optional, quiet pet OK, $830. 1070 1 St. SE, 250-833-2129 1BDRM top floor new 4-plex f/s, priv entr., adults, quiet pet OK, shower w/seat, $825. 1070 1 St. SE 250-833-2129

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

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

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

1 Bedroom Apartment fridge, stove, coin laundry

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

& hot water included, No Pets

1-855-852-5660 Toll Free 2BDRM. 4th floor apt. in town, NS, NP, adults, $850/mo. incl. util (250)463-4858 2 BDRM avail Feb. 1st, NS, NP, $750/mo + util. 191 4th St. SE (250)804-9627 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

DANBURY MANOR 791 Okanagan Ave. NE, 1bdrm. $725/mo. avail. Feb1, NP, NS, Call Robin (250)833-5458 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

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

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




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

Garden & Lawn


Best rate 5yr-2.89%OAC

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.


Financial Services

Garden & Lawn


Rates Consistently better than banks

Toll free 1-800-658-2345

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

2 BEDROOM, Ranchero area. Fenced yard. DD., util., ref. req. $800. (250)253-0719 3BDRM + den, 2bath 10min west of SA, large yard, prkng/shp, $1200/mo. + util. avail. Mar 1st (250)253-0759 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 ALMOST 2000sq.ft. 2 BD, 2 Bath Condo in Sorrento. Great View, great location. All appliances. $980 + utilities. 250515-0450 Malakwa-3bdrm home $700 +utils. 2bdrm $600.+utils, 250836-2928 or 250-309-0975

Pet Services

Pet Services

Contact AL BINGHAM (250)804-6216

Modular Homes

PET GROOMING With Michelle


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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Appointments necessary.

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



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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

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Homes for Rent

Auto Services

DOWNTOWN SA, 3bdrm. 2 level suite, NS, NP, refs req. $1100/mo. util. incl., avail. now (250)832-6296 (250)463-3313

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

GORGEOUS 3/4bdrm w/view 1.5 acres, W/D, util, int, sat incl., avail. Now smoking outside $1350 (250)832-7809 NEWER 3-4 BDRM, 2 bath, open concept. Easy to maintain yard in desirable neighbourhood, exc. location . N/S N/P. Gas f/p,util, A/C incl. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & DD reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail Feb 1. $1500/mo. 250-833-2806 A31 A31

You Deserve the Home of Your Dreams


Suites, Lower 1BDRM HILLCREST: Level entry, util. Wifi and cable incl., laundry, NS, NP, avail. immed. $650/mo. (250)832-2052 1BDRM. w/o suite, utilities, wifi, satellite incl., all appl, 8km from SA $650/mo. (250)8327809 available January 1st 2BDRM, w/o, 6 appl., gas f/p, NS, NP, util & sat incl., refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, $1000/mo. Notch Hill/Sorrento (250)803-3082 2 BED, w.d, NS, NP, quiet, near DT, covered parking, $800. per mth, util. incl. + DD. Avail. Mar. 1 (250)833-1158 3BDRM. 2bath, 1200sqft., NS, NP, $950/mo. +DD util incl. avail Feb1 (250)832-0160 BACH shared laundry, util incl. Ranchero area 5 min to industrial park $450 (250)804-4895


CHASE: 2bdrm newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Financing

Cars - Sports & Imports 2004 Chevy Optra, 5spd., 110K, 17â&#x20AC;? low profile tires/no winters, blue underglow w/interior lights to match, Alpine deck w/10â&#x20AC;? sub $5000. (250)515-0165

Trucks & Vans SPRING SPECIAL We Rebuild Diesel & Gas Engines & CYL heads. Full warranty. Call AGC at 250-832-1903

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Invitation to Tenderers The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band is inviting qualified contractors to submit bids for the following work: â&#x20AC;˘ Construction of a new water treatment plant â&#x20AC;˘ Completion of two (2) water supply wells â&#x20AC;˘ Construction of approximately 4km of 250 mm HDPE water transmission main â&#x20AC;˘ Construction of buried valve chambers and tie-ins to existing reservoirs â&#x20AC;˘ 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 Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Engineer addressed to: Chris Cheng, P.Eng. Associated Engineering (B.C.) Ltd. 300 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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.

Everyone deserves a beautiful place they can call home. Shuswap real estate agents firmly believe in that and will strive to make it happen for you and your family. Check out their ads in our real estate section and call any of them today and make your dreams come true! 171 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm 250-832-2131



Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Salmon Arm Observer

Unplug and eek Family Literacryy W 2, 2014 ebrua F o t 7 2 y r a u Jan

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Wednesday, January 29

> SALMON ARM GM and PICCADILLY MALL Help “Jam the GM” full of gently used children’s books.

> SALMON ARM LIBRARY BRANCH 10:30AM Join us for stories and rhymes for little ones and their families.

Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive

Preschool Storytime

Family Board Games

Preschool Storytime

Bring a Book to Work Week

Preschool Storytime

> 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.

Monday, January 27

> 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.

Books with the ‘Backs

> SHAW CENTRE 4:30 - 5:30PM Come out to buddy read with a player from the Silverbacks!

Don your comfiest jammies and snuggle up with your family for storytime.

Magic Show

> ENDERBY LIBRARY BRANCH 6:30PM Bring the family to see a magic show with magician Leif David!

Saturday, February 1

Lion’s Pancake Breakfast & Build a Snowman

> SICAMOUS SENIORS’ CENTRE 8AM - 12NOON Enjoy a pancake breakfast and building snowmen!

Magic Show

> ARMSTRONG LIBRARY BRANCH 10:30AM Bring the family to see a magic show with magician Leif David!

Family Storytime

D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read)

Thursday, January 30

Family Curling Night

> DOWNTOWN ACTIVITY CENTRE 9:30 - 11:30AM Children aged 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to attend a Pirate Party (costumes welcome). Performances by Roxy, snacks, pirate games, and more.

Family Saturdays - “Build a Book” Project

Read with the Eagles

Family Storytime

Come Try Curling!

Family Storytime

> ALL COMMUNITIES Drop everything and read during National Family Literacy Day! > SALMON ARM CURLING CLUB 4 - 6PM Families are invited to come out and try the fun sport of curling. All equipment will be provided.

“Retro” Family Game Night

> DOWNTOWN ACTIVITY CENTRE LIBRARY 6 - 8PM Play retro board games with family. Hot chocolate, snacks and door prizes will be provided.

“PLAY AGAIN” Film Documentary

> SALMAR CLASSIC THEATRE 7PM This film inspires families to reconnect children to the natural world. Ages 10 and up. Entry by donation.

Tuesday, January 28 > SICAMOUS RECREATION CENTRE 2 - 3:45PM Come out for a free skate at the rink!

> ENDERBY CURLING RINK 3:30 - 5PM Families are invited to come out and try the fun sport of curling. All equipment will be provided.

> ENDERBY LIBRARY BRANCH 11AM Enjoy storytime with your family at the Enderby library. > SICAMOUS LIBRARY BRANCH 11AM Enjoy storytime with your family at the Sicamous library.

Magic Show

Armstrong Early Years Fair

> EAGLE VALLEY COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE 10AM - 12NOON Children aged 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to attend the Fun Day. Activities include the limbo, parachute, yoga, balance beam and obstacle course. Fresh fruit will be provided.

Read with the Eagles

Sunday, February 2 Unplug & Play Family Pool Party

> SALMON ARM RECREATION CENTRE 1PM - 4:30PM Leave the mitts and toques at home and bring your swimsuits. Enjoy music, games, activities and more!

Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive

> SICAMOUS EAGLES GAME - SICAMOUS RECREATION CENTRE 2PM Help “Jam the GM” full of gently used children’s books.

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> SALMON ARM LIBRARY BRANCH 6:30PM Bring the family to see a magic show with magician Leif David! > CARLIN SCHOOL 6:30 - 8PM Bring your toboggans and sleds! Hot chocolate and a warming bonfire provided by the Carlin PAC.

> SICAMOUS PRESCHOOL 1PM Come out to buddy read with a player from the Sicamous Eagles!

Family Music Jam & Games Night

> OKANAGAN COLLEGE SALMON ARM CAMPUS 4:30 - 6PM Bring your family to enjoy a session of music and games!

Family Skate & Games

> ENDERBY ARENA 5:45 - 7:15PM Families are invited out for a free skate and games night!

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> SHAW CENTRE 2:30 - 4PM Come out for a free skate at the rink! Skate rentals available.

> SALMON ARM ART GALLERY 11AM - 4PM Come out and create your very own book during the gallery’s regularly scheduled Family Saturdays program. All ages welcome.

> SOUTH SHUSWAP LIBRARY BRANCH 2PM Bring the family to see a magic show with magician Leif David!

Friday, January 31 Parents & Tots Snow Day Fun

Family Skate

Carlin Country Sliding Party

> SICAMOUS PRESCHOOL 9:30AM Come out to buddy read with a player from the Sicamous Eagles!

> HIGHLAND PARK SCHOOL 9 - 11AM Children from the ages of 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to attend. Storytelling, snacks, games, and more!

Crazy Hat Skate

Magic Show

> SALMON ARM LIBRARY BRANCH 11AM Enjoy storytime with your family at the Salmon Arm library.

Salmon Arm Early Years “Pirate Party”

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Thanks to our Sponsors:

Armstrong & Falkland ECD Committee Aspiral Youth Partners Carlin PAC Enderby Chamber of Commerce Enderby Curling Club EZ Rock 91.5 FM Okanagan College

Okanagan Regional Library Piccadilly Mall Roxy FX Shuswap District Arts Council Salmon Arm Curling Club Salmon Arm GM Salmon Arm Observer Salmon Arm Recreation

Salmon Arm Silverbacks School District 83 Shuswap ECD Committee Sicamous & Malakwa ECD Sicamous Eagles Sicamous Lions Club Sicamous Preschool Sicamous Recreation Society

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