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A Sicamous family had quite a scare when their daughter woke up to find her bed on fire. Sometime after 1 a.m. on Monday, seven-year old Violet-Mae Sholtz was startled out of bed when she rolled over and saw it was on fire. Wysteria, Violet-Mae’s mom, said her daughter ran out of the bedroom and woke her dad, Warren, who was sleeping in the living

room. When he went in with a fire extinguisher, the flames were already up to the ceiling. The family, including VioletMae’s older brother and one-yearold sister, along with pets, were quickly gathered outside on the driveway. “It was pretty awful, but we’re just all really happy that we’re not in the hospital or mourning somebody,” said Wysteria. Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino says that at 1:23 a.m., firefighters

received a call about a structure fire on McLean-McPherson Road. When they arrived, firefighters found it was, in fact, a residential fire. “Fortunately, though, there’s smoke damage and a bit of a nicesized burn mark up the wall… The residents, they were able to extinguish it and got the kids out…,” said Ogino. “The house is OK, there is some pretty good smoke damage… I talked to the little girl and she said she kind of woke up,

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rolled over and she could see fire in front of her face. A little scary.” Ogino believes the fire started from an electrical outlet near the bed. “We’re not sure why the electrical plug would cause it, but you could see it started right there…,” said Ogino. Wysteria says Violet-Mae is still disturbed by the incident, and none of the kids slept after the emergenSee Fire on page A3


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The Shuswap Market welcomes letters but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity and legality. We do not print anonymous letters.

Funny man n Comedian Arj Barker performs on stage in front of a sold-out crowd at the Snowed In Comedy Tour presented Friday evening at the SASCU Recreation Centre.

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Survey focuses on watershed By Barb Brouwer

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Monitoring and managing water quality in the Shuswap is the focus of the newly created Shuswap Watershed Council. The council is an offshoot of the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process that had multiple objectives and is coming to an end on March 31. Water quality monitoring will continue through 2014. The new council is seeking public input as it develops a water quality program for 2015 and beyond.

“The members of the steering committee have developed a program outline based on what we think is needed in the Shuswap to protect the water quality and ensure safe recreation on the lakes,” says Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area C director Paul Demenok, noting the vision has always been a program created in the Shuswap, by the people of the Shuswap, for the Shuswap. “We are ready to present the outline to the public and get their feedback on it.”

Before the council moves ahead, members are looking to the public for their input on the objectives and strategies. The terms of reference that outline the program can be read online at www.shuswapwater.com. Everyone is encouraged to read the threepage document and complete a brief survey located at the same website. Survey respondents may enter a draw to win a $150 gift certificate to a Shuswap-based business of their choice.

Fire started with electrical outlet Continued from front cy evacuation. “We’re all taking the day off school…, we’re staying home today and we’re just going

to hang out at grandma and grandpa’s…, we’re all just going to take it easy,” she said. Ogino is grateful the family got out OK, adding late-night fire calls can be unsettling

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Snowbird

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Barefoot books honour kids One of Canada’s great children’s musicians is on a new mission. Concerned about the future of children and the dilemmas they will face, well-loved troubadour, Raffi, has crafted two books, Child Honouring and LightwebDarkweb to shine a light on the issue. “The Covenant for Honouring Children” and its nine principles express the heart of the Child Honouring vision, which offers an organizing principle for societal change: a new partnership with our children, with each other and with the planet – a societal redesign that meets the needs of its youngest citizens.

Child Honouring principles are respectful love, diversity, caring community, conscious parenting, emotional intelligence, nonviolence, safe environments, sustainability and ethical commerce. To foster this cause, there will be a sale of Barefoot Books, a new line of books, at the Mall at Piccadilly on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the sale of the books that are attracting parents and grandparents worldwide, will go to the Centre for Child Honouring. For more information, call Joan Sturdy at 250-804-3008.

This multi-media show will take fans of Anne Murray back over four decades of hits and career highlights, including 24 Juno Awards and four Grammys. Fellow Nova Scotian Laura Gillespie and her amazing band deliver genuine reproductions of all the favourite hits, including “Snowbird”, “ Could I have this Dance”, “A Little Good News”, “You Needed Me”, “Daydream Believer” and many more.

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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our calendar online. See below. SATURDAY, FEB. 8 LIVE AT THE MET – The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD presents Dvorak’s Rusalka at the Salmar Classic Theatre on Alexander at 9:55 a.m. For more information, visit salmartheatre.com. Youth can get special reduced ShuGo tickets at the Arts Centre on Hudson Avenue. SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents Gabrielle, the tale of the search for love, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

SUNDAY, FEB. 9 PASTA PLEASE – Rocky Mountain Ranger Army Cadets serve a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. at the legion. Tickets are $10 each. For more information or to book tickets, call Sterling Wiebe at 250-833-2579 or Theresa Brookes at 250-804-1240. DATE NIGHT – Five Corners Pentecostal Church celebrates the differences with a fun DVD presentation of Date Night Challenge that features authors, speakers and a comedian from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Call 250-832-3121 for more information.

TUESDAY, FEB. 11 ART CARDS – Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents an Artist Trading Card make and trade session, 3 to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. STRING JAM – A Ukulele Jam Night takes place at 7 p.m. at Choices Restaurant and subsequently runs on the second Tuesday of the month.

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

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

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

Nursery Care & Children’s Programs

1191 - 22nd Street NE

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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 MOVIE NIGHT – Canoe United Church presents Best Exotic Marigold Hotel from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 6861 50 St. NE. All ages are welcome and admission is by donation.

TEACHERS – “Take Back Your Power,” will be the topic at the Retired Teachers’ regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. Call A. Waters at 250-832-9973 for information.

FRIDAY, FEB. 14 CHOCOLATE – The Salmon Arm Committee of the Kamloops Symphony presents Death by Chocolate, an evening of romantic music and heavenly desserts at 7:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Fifth Avenue Activity Centre. Entertainment will be provided by Andrea Roberts and Hannah Gomme, accompanied by Jim Johnston. Tickets at $25 are available at Salmon Arm Stationery and include silent auction and cash wine bar.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 GARDEN DAY – The Shuswap Garden Club presents Spring Into Gardening, a grdener’s day that will feature many gardening tips and techniques and a Gardeners’ Marketplace, from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre. Information sessions are free, lunch is $5. For more information, call Kathy at 250-832-2028. SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents The Invisible Woman, the story of an affair Charles Dickens had in mid-life, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. JUST DESSERTS – Rocky Mountain Army Cadets host a fundraising dessert and coffee night in two seatings: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the legion. Tickets are $8.

SUNDAY, FEB. 16 HEART SONGS – Enjoy the harmonies of the Red Rose Trilogy by Canadian composer Eleanor Daley when the Ancora Women’s Ensemble presents “Heart Songs” at 2 :30 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church. Tickets at $10 are available at the door or by calling 250-546-9921. MOVIE TIME – Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets host a fundraising screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 4 p.m. Cost is $5. Win prizes by purchasing advance tickets through Theresa Brookes at 250804-1240. SENIORS JAM – Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre hosts a Jammers Dance at 7 p.m..

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

Emmanuel Free Lutheran Church

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

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Guest musicians & singing 10:45 a.m. Worship service 11:00 a.m.

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

Pastor Benje Bartley

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

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

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Pastor James Baer 250 832-3615

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

Little Mountain Bible Chapel

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

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

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

St. Mary’s Anglican/ United Church www.stmarysorrento.ca Tuesday Eucharist 10 a.m.

saintmary@shaw.ca The Rev. Bruce Chalmers SUNDAY WORSHIP - 10 am

Web: www.salmonarmadventist.ca Study Online: www.bibleinfo.com

First United Church

450 OKANAGAN AVE. 250 832-3860 www.firstunitedsalmonarm.ca

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

371 Hudson Ave.

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

Office - 331 4th Street N.E., 250 832-9142 www.lakesidecommunitychurch.ca Email: lakesidecc@shaw.ca Lead Pastor: Pastor Ken Dryden

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

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

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

THURSDAY NIGHT PRAYER at 7 p.m.

#180 Lakeshore Dr. NW Right behind Boston Pizza www.livingwaterschurch.ca

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CATHOLIC CHURCHES

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

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

250 832-8068 121 Shuswap Street SW

SALMON ARM: St. Joseph’s 60 First Street SE Sat., 5 pm & Sun., 9 am SICAMOUS: Our Lady of Fatima Saturday at 3 pm BLIND BAY: Our Lady of the Lake 2740 Fairway Hill Rd., Blind Bay Sunday, 11:15 am

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New liquor rules will add responsibility Big changes are afoot in the administration of liquor in this province. And while most of the changes mark a shift toward treating adults as adults, among those who choose to drink, not everyone exhibits adult behaviour where the consumption of alcohol is concerned. Part of the proposed changes include eliminating beer gardens, the penned off areas at public events that separate “family” areas from those where carded adults may purchase and drink alcohol. But the potential for problems doesn’t lie with the majority of people who will obey the law, behave themselves and ensure that only adults in their group partake in alcoholic beverages. It’s with the small minority who choose to flout the rules, get drunk and obnoxious in a “family” area and perhaps worse, buy alcohol for under-aged drinkers. Promoters of music festivals and other similar large-crowd events have applauded the proposed changes, saying they will bring B.C. into the 21st century when it comes to treating people with respect and allowing them to make the right choices. But what about festival-goers who don’t make the right choices? Attendees will need to be watched closely as new rules are phased in. Based on past experience, we expect the province to shift that task onto liquor licensees, in this case, the people who stage community events. Will those organizations, many of which operate largely on a volunteer basis, have the resources or the expertise to take on the role of ensuring liquor doesn’t fall into the hands of minors? What’s clear is these issues will need to be addressed before the province puts pen to paper and creates new regulations. - Victoria News

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Strange things in the midnight sun As winter winds continue to blow and the temperature seems determined to drop to below -10 degrees Celsius, I long for spring – to sit out in one of the Adirondack chairs in my front yard, beneath the cherry trees, and just feel the warmth of the sun on my face. I long to absorb all the wonderful, life-giving rays of that celestial body around which planet Earth revolves – to simply close my eyes and let my thoughts drift. I dislike winter with all the passion and venom of rattlesnake that has just been stepped on by cogged boots. I don’t like the cold. I don’t like the snow and I don’t like having to go out in the cold and snow. I’m sorry, but I have absolutely no desire to take part in any sort of winter sport. For the life of me, I do not understand why anyone would want to go ice-fishing – it defies logic. Why would anyone want to sit for hours staring down at a small round hole cut through the ice, with the ice cracking and

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ers of Zen, and unlike those who participate in summertime activities – those who are encumbered by the elaborate trappings of their activities, practitioners of ice-fishing require little in the way of material possessions. A simple rod and reel with line, a bobber, one or two hooks and a small Styrofoam cup in which to keep live maggots or freeze-dried fluorescent pink shrimp is all that’s required.

creaking all around them, as if waiting some sort of sign from below. I can only speculate as to what would motivate an otherwise relatively “Perhaps the true essence of sane person to sit things like ice-fishing and there alone. cross-country skiing lies more Critics have sugin the existential experience – gested that activities some sort of philosophical path such as ice-fishing on a spiritual journey, so to are a form of anti-sospeak.” cial behaviour, while others would specuWhile ice-fishers may get late that such activities are more akin to a religious some fresh air, there is little experience – spiritual in na- in the way of health benture, yet less structured and efits such as cardiovascudemanding than the more lar exercise. Although, I’m orthodox forms of religion. told this is one of the reaIt is easy enough to com- sons why people take part pare ice-fishing to the east- in activities such as crosscountry skiing. ern teachings of Zen. Who Knows? Perhaps After all, like the follow-

the true essence of things like ice-fishing and crosscountry skiing lies more in the existential experience – some sort of philosophical path on a spiritual journey, so to speak. I couldn’t tell you. I don’t ice-fish and I have never gone crosscountry skiing. Nevertheless, the question remains: what primordial instinct prompts a person to subject themselves to the cold for no good reason? I simply don’t know. I leave such questions to those smarter than myself. All I know for sure is that springtime seems like such a long way off. Perhaps I’ll just stay here in my nice warm living room, by the fireplace and read The Collected Works of Robert W. Service. “There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold.”


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“Just as dying is part of the life of an individual, and part of the life and history of a family, caring for those among us who are dying is part of the ongoing life of the community.”

VIEW POINT Shuswap Water Action Team supports CSRD vote Our thanks to directors who rejected Blind Bay Resort’s rezoning application. We believe the majority of residents of Area C support your decision. We applaud that you recognized the potential long-term impacts on the bay and water quality. Approval would have allowed  current and future owners to alter  uses within the zoning and perhaps even initiate commer-

cial houseboat operations. Your decision recognizes that development of the bay should primarily reflect the desires of the residents, not just seasonal users. Many of the applicant’s supporters are from outside the area, and stood to gain personally, to our detriment. However, concerns are now being raised over a group lobbying the CSRD to request a

re-vote, which is being given serious consideration by the board. The CSRD  always made it abundantly clear that once a public hearing is over, it’s illegal to try to influence the CSRD’s decision. Any attempt to influence a re-vote is clearly an attempt to influence the board decision. It should not be allowed. The public process needs to be fair and consistent, and perceived as such.

To call a re-vote without proper cause and process,  based on a lobby from  one portion of the community, would make a mockery of the entire publichearing process. No doubt it could be contested under BC Government regulations. It would seriously undermine the credibility of the CSRD, opening the door for future confrontations. This has been a long process. Most residents

consider the matter closed. However, as the supporters continue to lobby,  residents are  uncertain if further action is required. This exacerbates the unfair and inconsistent public process. We respectfully ask that your decision  be final, not subject to undue influence. Ray Nadeau and Shuswap Water Action Team directors

Lake water quality an ongoing concern For seven years the Official Community Plan Committee has worked to ensure the South Shuswap has the best environment possible to live in. To not accept their findings and decisions now seems a little late. Protection of our valuable water is of the utmost priority. The quality of lake water

drawn into the pumping station near the Blind Bay Resort will suffer if there is more moorage and residential housing added. As a resident I would have concern about this. A majority of the houses are on septic systems – not everyone is hooked to the sewer lagoon system. There is much shale

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rock in the Blind Bay area. This rock enables water to eventually seep down to the lake. An example of this is at the underpass. The water seeps year-round, causing ice in the winter which someone colours very nicely. As for the CSRD and its Directors, it is one vote per director, no

matter which area is in question. Population size of an electoral area has no bearing on the vote. The representative of that area needs to know the wishes of as many constituents as possible, and vote accordingly. Bob Hardy, Blind Bay

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Parent Information Meetings for French Immersion Programs Please note there is a change in registration practice from previous years for both EARLY and LATE immersion. Please read carefully! To find out more about French Immersion opportunities in our schools, and to possibly register your child for French Immersion, it is essential to attend the information meeting which pertains to your student! The meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at École Élémentaire Bastion Elementary (early immersion) and L’École Intermédiare Shuswap Middle School (late immersion).

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Fretless to fiddle at Carlin The audience is in for an evening of fine fiddling on Feb. 12 at Carlin Hall. Winners of the 2012 Western Canadian Music Award for Instrumental Album of the Year and the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Instrumental Group and Ensemble of the Year, Canadian indie string quartet, The Fretless, follows up its attention-getting debut album with a genre-defying sophomore effort that marries the 20-something musicians’ love of early Canadian and Irish fiddle tunes with their passion for classical music, global roots and contemporary pop. The players – one a decorated Canadian fiddle champion, one an honours Berklee grad, and two who are both of the above – perform everything from a Radiohead cover to a set of original reels with breathtaking virtuosity and a gripping sense of emotional nuance.    If their Waterbound wasn’t enough to turn heads with its

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group of board members who would support persons taking on these roles and members who can provide guidance for the necessary tasks,” says Cathy Hopland. The festival society was formed in 1984 by John Edgar Patterson and a group of local artists. They proposed to expand public awareness of the arts in the Shuswap, to establish a

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The “wordly” album was written and arranged everywhere from PEI to Germany as the band toured North America and Europe responding to the demand created by their debut album, Waterbound.  Tickets at $15 are available at Acorn Music in Salmon Arm or at the door.

forum that Shuswap artists could recognize and use as their representative body, and to provide scholarship funds to select artists. The festival has grown to include a juried show, major workshops, artists’ demonstrations, and a children’s day, in addition to a tea room and gift shop. July 2014 would be

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The show will not go on without a leader The team is in place. All that is missing is the leader and a money person. Without the two positions being filled, Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts is in jeopardy of being cancelled. The festival board needs a president and a treasurer in order to proceed with planning for the festival this July. “There is a strong

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Life can be better at home The South Shuswap Health Services Society is leading the implementation of the Better at Home Program in the South Shuswap. The Better at Home Program will support older adults to age in place by helping them deal with simple day-to-day non-medical, non-personalcare tasks. These services can include transportation, light housekeeping, light yard work, simple home maintenance, friendly visiting, grocery shop-

ping or snow shovelling. The first meeting of the society with Jeanne Rokosh, co-ordinator of Better at Home, held on Jan. 15, 2014 was a wonderful success, with more than 30 people and representation from the majority of the communities in the South Shuswap. The next meeting is Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Olde Town Centre. Help define the needs of your community and provide information about the services already in place. Everyone is

welcome to attend. Call George Landry at 250675-3422 for more information on becoming a member or about the Better at Home Program. The society has presented an overview of their vision to bring sustainable health and medical services to the South Shuswap to several community organizations. As a result, membership and support is growing steadily. To learn more about the society and its goals, visit the new website at www.sshss.ca.

The Sorrento Seniors’ Theatre and the Sorrento and Area Health Centre Committee present “A Very Silly Love Story” at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Sorrento Memorial Hall, as Ida and Old Baldy’s Seniors’ Theatre brings this wonderful story of shipwreck and domestic bliss to the stage. All proceeds from this show will go to supporting the nurse practitioner’s office in Sorrento.

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South Shuswap chamber reinvents itself

DIRECTOR’S NOTES Paul Demenok It’s great to see the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce has been revitalized after being dormant for most of 2013. The new board of directors includes: Brad Davies, president, Tim Thompson, vice-president, Erica Zazzi, treasurer, and directors Gareth Seys, Dan Baskill, Brad Long, Brad Scott, Fiona Harris, Dee Crinion, Dave Brice, Samara Sonmore, Katlin Zsufa and Robin Cyr. And, after playing an instrumental role in the chamber’s revitalization, Karen Brown has been hired as manager. The chamber’s mission statement is, “A non-partisan organization established to foster, promote and improve business development in a respon-

sible manner while providing value to membership through benefits, partnerships, communications, advocacy and initiatives.” Membership benefits include: group insurance plans including dental and medical coverage, and discounts with numerous businesses/ services. The South Shuswap chamber, in co-operation with neighbouring chambers, hosts a variety of workshops for its members. The next workshop is an allday social media boot camp with Sean Smith at Quaaout Lodge on Saturday, April 5. Participants will learn how to integrate Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest and other platforms to reach new customers, and to deepen relationships with existing customers. The workshop is open to the public, but members will receive a discount on admission. Partnerships and networking are facilitated at a variety of social events including “after five socials” at member businesses every second month, and busi-

ness breakfasts every alternate month. Communications with members and the public are enhanced with the new chamber website, which includes a series of regular e-newsletters to provide updates on chamber initiatives. Perhaps the most important function of the chamber is its role as an advocate for small business and economic development. The chamber can play an instrumental role in representing the economic interests of a community at all levels of government. This element has been missing for the South Shuswap over the past year, which is why I am so strongly supportive of the revitalization of our local chamber. Economic initiatives developed through the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s economic development department, as well as Shuswap Tourism, are often communicated and implemented through local Chambers of Commerce. The chamber is also developing its

own unique and exciting events, including an Outdoor Living and Boating Show on June 28-29, a “Good Bye to Summer Celebration” rib cook-off and corn roast on Aug. 24, and a Christmas dinner/ dance later in the year. Lots of great things are happening at the chamber. I would strongly encourage all South Shuswap businesses to become active members now. Membership information and enrolment packages, as well as registration for the upcoming workshop are available on the chamber’s website, www. southshuswapchamber.com. For more information, contact Karen Brown at 250515-0002, or email her at manager@southshuwapchamber.com. If you would like to suggest topics for future articles, or participate in community advisory panel surveys, please contact me at pdemenok@csrd. bc.ca. -Paul Demenok is the Area C Director for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

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The Market welcomes letters but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity and legality. We do not print anonymous letters. Letters must be signed and include writer’s address or phone number for verification purposes only. Submissions must be less than 300 words. No thank yous to specific businesses please.

Columbia Shuswap Regional District NOTICE OF AN INTENTION TO DISPOSE OF AN INTEREST IN LAND

Pursuant to Section 187 of the Local Government Act, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board hereby gives notice of its intention to dispose of land, which is made available to the public for acquisition. The lands are the current Regional District offices, with civic addresses of 751 and 781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm, legally described as PID: 018-306-756, Lot 1, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10 West of the 6th Meridian Kamloops Division Yale District Plan KAP50017 and PID: 017-914-990, Lot 1, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10 West of the 6th Meridian Kamloops Division Yale District Plan KAP48068 (the “Lands”). The Lands are to be disposed of by way of a sale of the fee-simple interest of the Lands, provided that it shall be a condition of such sale that the Purchaser shall: • accept the lands as is, where is and subject to all existing charges; • acquire both parcels that comprise the Lands; and • allow for a flexible closing date, to be set for approximately March 31, 2015, based on the need to complete construction of new local government offices. The process by which the Lands may be acquired is to submit an offer to purchase to the Regional District on or before 4:00 p.m. on Friday March 28, 2014 to the attention of Charles Hamilton, Chief Administrative Officer. The offer to purchase shall include the proposed purchase price, which shall not in any event be less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000). Further information on the lands may be obtained by contacting the Corporate Administration Services Department . The Regional District reserves the right to reject any and all submissions and to decide to either not dispose of the Lands or to accept any proposal submitted. The Regional District’s decision will be based on the offer that is in the Regional District’s best interest and will not necessarily be the highest amount offered.

NOTICE OF PARCEL TAX ROLL The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has prepared the 2014 parcel tax roll as required by Section 202 of the Community Charter. The parcel tax roll lists the parcels eligible to be taxed for the following services and will be available for inspection commencing February 11, 2014: Electoral Area B • Galena Shores Waterworks • Trout Lake Electric Electoral Area C • Cedar Heights Waterworks • Copperview Waterworks • Eagle Bay Estates Waterworks • MacArthur Heights/Reedman Heights Waterworks • Sorrento Waterworks • South Shuswap Liquid Waste Management • Waverly Park Water Users Loan

Electoral Area D • Falkland Waterworks Electoral Area E • Area E Liquid Waste Management Electoral Area F • Anglemont Waterworks • North Shuswap Liquid Waste Management • Saratoga Waterworks • Seymour Arm Liquid Waste Management • St Ives Street Lighting

The parcel tax roll may be viewed at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District office, 781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm BC, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Property owners may request a correction to the parcel tax roll only with respect to their own property and only for the following reasons: 1. there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; 2. there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; 3. an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. Requests for an amendment to the parcel tax roll must be received in writing and received at the address below no later than 4:00 PM on Monday February 24, 2014. Peter Jarman, Manager of Financial Services PH: 250 833-5908 pjarman@csrd.bc.ca

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This year, two city councillors will be making use of the $7,000 budgeted for them to attend a four-day Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Niagara Falls. Couns. Chad Eliason and Debbie Cannon were selected to attend the May 30 to June 2 event. Though the city budgets annually for two councillors to attend FCM ($3,500 per person for 2014), this will be the first time in three years that anyone from the city has opted to attend. The last two FCM conferences were held in Vancouver and Saskatoon. In 2011, Eliason and former Mayor Marty Bootsma attended the FCM conference in Halifax. The selection of this year’s attendees wound up being determined on a first-come basis, with Eliason and Cannon expressing interest last year.

“We budget for two councillors generally per year to go and no one has taken advantage of it or attended, or had the time or ability to do so,” said Eliason, speaking to a series emails he sent fellow councillors last year expressing his interest in attending. “I said early on that I wasn’t able to attend the other two, but I was interested in attending this one and I’d be looking for support.” Eliason said Cannon replied to his emails, saying she would like to attend. And, Eliason continued, Coun. Marg Kentel also recently expressed interest. Neither council nor staff knew if Mayor Nancy Cooper, who was absent, wished to attend. Cooper did state two weeks prior at council’s Jan. 13 meeting that she wouldn’t be attending this year’s Southern Interior Local Government Association Conference (also budgeted for), but said nothing about FCM. With four potential candidates

in the running for the Niagara Falls event, Couns. Alan Harrison and Ken Jamieson offered their support for two to attend, but said they weren’t interested in picking. With pressure for a decision from city administrator Carl Bannister, Coun. Denise Reimer, as acting deputy mayor, suggested that Eliason and Cannon go. “I know Couns. Eliason and Cannon were ahead of the game and trying to get the information out to us, and it was important for them to want to be participants… if I have to make a decision, I will base it on that reason,” said Reimer. At the Jan. 13 meeting, while debating who should attend another conference not specifically budgeted for, councillors suggested a discussion is needed to establish personal professional development goals with an allotted amount each councillor would be allowed to spend per year.

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Spring construction planned for Gaming Centre in Salmon Arm By Martha Wickett

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A gaming centre planned for Salmon Arm has been delayed but is still in the works. Although construction was initially set to begin in October 2013, lease arrangements have pushed back the expected construction date to April of this year. The Adams Lake band is leasing the property – the former home of the GM dealership at 10th Street SW and the Trans-Canada Highway – to the Berezan Group, which will build and operate the

26,000-sq.ft. Chances Salmon Arm. Adams Lake Band Chief Nelson Leon explains that the lease term is changing, so the band must hold a referendum to accommodate the change. “We’re happy to say we have entered into an agreement to sign a lease, pending a referendum, from annual to prepaid.” He said the initial plan was for a 49-year lease paid as an annual rent. The Berezan Group has since requested a 49-year prepaid lease, to which the band council agreed. An information meet-

ing for band members will be held on March 12 in Chase as well as in Vancouver for band members there. The referendum vote will take place on March 13. “They’re targeting for construction to start in April,” Leon said, adding that, although an annual rent was the council’s preferred option, the new term would hold advantages for both the band and the developer. “For the band, a prepaid lease allows us an influx of revenue so we could capitalize major projects – the resources are available to the band immediately.”

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SASCU Board of Directors Call for Nominations. Nominations to fill four positions will be accepted until the close of business on February 15, 2014. SASCU Credit Union is looking for talented and conscientious Board Nominees to lead and strengthen our financial co-operative. We seek candidates able to make strong contributions in one or more of the areas of Risk Management, Financial Literacy and Regulatory Compliance. It is the collective knowledge and experience that will create a fine balance and continue to make the Credit Union strong. Find out if a place on the SASCU Board is for you. Detailed Board nomination packages are available at all SASCU branches or online at www.sascu.com.

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The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of two men who died following a motor vehicle crash near Chase on Jan. 31. They were Mehmed Fazlic, 59, from London, Ont., and Slobodian (Bobo) Katic, 43, from Niagara Falls, Ont. Fazlic was the driver and Katic, the sleeping-compartment

Chase Family Fun Day at Haldane Elentary School gymnasium, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages invited to join this free day of fun. Games, bouncy house, snacks, prizes, face painting and more. Stick Curling Open Provincial Bonspiel, Feb. 14, 15, and 16 at the Chase curling rink. Contact Don Erno at 250-679-3548 or email derno86@gmail.com. Skmana XC Ski & Snowshoe Club will hold a Moonlight Val-

passenger, in an eastbound semi-trailer which was involved in a head-on collision with another semi-trailer unit on the Trans-Canada Highway about 2.5 kilometres west of Chase about 5:45 a.m. last Friday. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. The westbound driver suffered minor injuries and was

What’s On in Chase entine Ski on Sunday, Feb 16, meet at the hut at 3 p.m. Bring headlamps for a x-c ski or snowshoe and an addition to the chili pot as well as beverages. Miss Chase Excellence pasta dinner and banner presentation, Chase Community Hall, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. April Verch Band, Feb. 25, 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. at the Chase Community Hall. Tickets are $20 and are available at G Force Board Shop and the museum

Directors wanted Chase & District Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for board of directors 2014. Directors are expected to attend monthly executive meetings, chamber socials and general (dinner) meetings. If you would like to actively participate in the busi-

transported to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for treatment. The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate these deaths. Police say they have not yet made a determination as to why the truck crossed the centre line. Road conditions were bare and dry at the time.

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n On Friday evening, Jan. 31, the Secwepemculecw flag was unfurled during a brief ceremony at Art Holding Memorial Arena. Dignitaries in attendance were Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson, Adams Lake Chief Nelson Leon, Little Shuswap Chief Felix Arnouse and Chase Mayor Ron Anderson. The ceremony included four drummers singing the Honour Song. The flag joins the Canadian, American and British Columbia flags. The ceremony was followed by a hockey game between the Revelstoke Grizzlies and the Chase Heat of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

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Mining in the Shuswap SHUSWAP PASSION Jim Cooperman With all the attention in British Columbia currently directed to mining, one might wonder if there will be renewed interest in mineral exploration here in the Shuswap. Up until now, the Shuswap has mostly been considered an area lacking in significant mineralization and certainly there has only been a few successful mining operations to date, including the Samatosum Mine near Adams Lake – as described in the previous column, and the gypsum mine above Falkland. However, there has been no shortage of mining projects and many of these ventures provide some intriguing stories. It is often said that most mining ventures are more about penny stock promotion than actual serious mining potential, and that was likely the case for the Annis Mine in the Larch Hills. One can only wonder how many life savings were lost as in 1967, 400 to 500 interested local residents, many of them one of the 364 shareholders, attended a meeting at the site of the mine property to hear glowing accounts of how their money had been wisely invested to develop the lead-zinc mine. Apparently, the 48-metre long abandoned tunnel is still there. The most recent survey, done in 1995, showed miniscule amounts of silver, lead and zinc, that was hardly enough to warrant further interest. Early settlers in and near Enderby likely thought they would soon have a good source of steady income, when

the news came out in 1904 about the discovery of coal by George Weir at the base of a hill seven miles north of the town. The Enderby Coal Syndicate was formed, shares were sold and work began on an initial tunnel. The workings did uncover a 16-foot long seam of coal, but with continued digging all they could find was clay. Despite more tunneling and drilling, the mother lode eluded them and by 1914, the company was dissolved. One of the original syndicate members, S.F. Tolmie still owned more than 30,000 worthless shares, when he became B.C.’s premier in 1930. Many Lumby residents once owned shares in the nearby mine on Saddle Mountain, where minerals were first discovered by a local teacher in the early 1900s. Perhaps some of them may have made a few profits as the mine did produce, between 1968 and 1974, many tons of ore that produced more than 1.5 million grams of silver and 1214 grams of gold along with some copper, lead and zinc. Prospects were still optimistic in 2001, when Quinto Technology Inc. had infrastructure in place to process mica, silica, graphite and pyrite gold. Yet any dreams of future profits were soon dashed, as in 2009 reclamation began at the then abandoned site and, when it was completed in 2011, the company received an industrial award for its successful cleanup, tailings pond backfilling and re-vegetation project. I even once profited from work on a mining scheme, when I was employed to help construct a nearby timber-framed unloading ramp for ore removed from the Mosquito King exploration trenches high up in the Adams Plateau. The remains of a large, timbered staff quarters are likely

still near there, along with hundreds of core samples. Exploration began as early as 1927 and, in 1972, tons of ore was sent to Trail that produced lead and zinc and small amounts of silver and gold, but never enough to make the project worthwhile. Other projects on the plateau included the King Tut, Spar and Lucky Coon sulphide deposits, none of which were lucky. During photographic trips by airplane to the

exploration efforts that began as early as 1905, which included shafts being dug and drilling, not enough lead, zinc, copper, silver or gold has ever been found to justify full-fledged mining. For those with money to burn, the property is for sale. Perhaps the only mining exploration project currently underway in the Shuswap that may one day become a real mine, is at the Ruddock Creek zinc deposit located in the upper Oliver Creek drainage, high above Tum Tum “The Enderby Lake. Coal Syndicate I went there by hewas formed, licopter in 2008 for an shares were official tour, including a sold and work ride down the one kilobegan on an metre-long tunnel, and initial tunnel. was actually impressed, The workings as the staff insisted that did uncover a environmental impacts 16-foot long from the mining would seam of coal...” be minimal, because the acid generating ore is Upper Seymour wil- surrounded by alkaline derness area, before rock that would neutralwe were successful in ize the output. However, creating the provincial I have since learned that park, I saw the Grace while the mining may Mountain plateau coun- not be a problem, the try a few times. There processing may indeed are many small lakes result in pollution that but few trees in this could threaten the creek massive alpine area, and perhaps even the but I never spotted the Adams River, downremains of the Cotton stream. Belt mine buildings that The project also faces can be still found there. stiff opposition from It is a richly mineral- many local First Nation (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX ized area, but despite groups.

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Salmon Arm Rotary Clubs Launch Crocus Campaign to Help End Polio Starting this February, Salmon Arm’s three Rotary clubs will launch the first annual Rotary Crocus Campaign. Local Rotarian Penny Brown says, “The campaign has two objectives; to raise awareness about polio and the world-wide effort to eradicate it; and to raise funds to vaccinate children in a number of targeted developing countries.” Until 2018, every US dollar committed to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, in direct support for polio immunization, by over 1.2 million Rotarians in over 130 countries will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “We are participating in part of an extraordinary world-wide effort,” says Brown, “and all the proceeds from the crocus sales will go to Rotary’s ‘End Polio Now’ campaign. “There is good news polio cases are down 99% worldwide from 350,000 cases in 1988 to 223 cases-an all time low in 2012,” Brown cautions, “that although the world is very close to eradicating polio, the work is still not finished. Polio kills and paralyses young children and spreads like a wind-driven August forest fire. There is no cure for polio but it can be easily prevented through immunization.” In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared diseases in industrialized countries,

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“We are this close to ending polio!” The Daybreak Rotary. paralyzing thousands of children every year. Effective vaccines were introduced in the 1950’s and 1960’s bringing polio under control in industrialized countries. Polio persisted, though, in many developing countries. During the 1970’s routine immunization was introduced in many developing countries as part of an international immunization program. In 1988, when the “Global Polio Eradication Initiative” began, polio paralyzed more than 1000 children worldwide every day. Since then, 2.5 billion children have been immunized against polio because of the cooperation of more than 200 countries and 20 million volunteers, backed by an international investment of more than $8 billion US. The story of India, in its fight to eradicate polio, illustrates the great successes achieved. In 2009, one-half the World’s Polio Cases

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were in India: today, there are none. India has been polio-free for three years, but the virus, which can persist in soil contaminated with human feces for up to a decade is on its border. With commitment from Rotary, the Indian government, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, other donor governments and the global community, India launched a comprehensive polio eradication effort and built a robust health infrastructure. An army of 2.3 million vaccinators worked to reach 175 million children with the polio vaccine during national immunization days. India’s success against polio is a significant achievement in global public health and proves that the disease can be eliminated in even the most challenging of circumstances. Today only three countries are polio endemic: Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The first four cases of wild poliovirus cases type 1(WPV1) have been reported for 2014. All cases were reported from North Waziristan, Pakistan. Today, North Waziristan is the district with the largest number of children paralyzed by the polio virus in the world. As long as polio still exists in reservoirs like North Waziristan, the world will always be at risk of outbreaks. This massive effort of Rotary and its partners cannot be accomplished alone. Only one other human

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Marcia Beckner into a colourful flag and banner filled start area. Then they could watch the various starts on Saturday as the 34-kilometre skiers took off, then the 30-km and various other recreational distances followed by the under-13 set. The web cam is situated on the chalet, pointing down the stadium to include King’s Castle, the new announcer’s

with the web cam, not only to check weather and snow conditions but give us the opportunity to feel part of the action while away. The Muloin brothers, Darren and Paul, through Mascon Cable Systems have donated the web cam for several years now but when the temperature in the web cam was giving false readings this year, Darren and Paul installed a complete weather station with a new router. This gives us wireless at the chalet and allows us to transmit results. Into the electronic age! We much appreciate the Larch Hills community involvement of Mascon and the Muloin brothers.

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Whenever you are out of town and want to keep track of an event in the Larch Hills, check out the web cam on the Larch Hills web site, www.skilarchhills.ca, which refreshes itself every few minutes. This is what Pauline and Peter Molnar did when they were called to Courtenay for a family matter and watched the start of the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet on the cam. Pauline has been coordinator for the last 15 years and Peter has been involved as long so they both were missing the event greatly. The web cam helped fill the void. They could watch the set-up on Friday, which converts the stadium

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BARRY GRAY DEARING 1956 - 2014 Barry Dearing, son, husband, father, friend, coach, basketball official, and dedicated educator passed away January 16th, 2014 in the company of family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer. Barry was born in 1956, to a family with a long history in the Shuswap. Barry himself spent only four years of his life away from Salmon Arm – to attend university and to teach for one year in Australia. From an early age, Barry was an avid participant in many sports including hockey, baseball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, and golf. After graduating from high school in 1974, Barry attended the University of Victoria to obtain his Bachelor of Education degree, and later, a Master of Education degree. He spent his entire career in the Shuswap as a much-loved teacher and administrator and had recently retired, hoping to explore the golf courses of the world. Instead, he battled cancer with the determination, positive attitude, and humour that he was known for. Barry was also a highly regarded basketball official and served as president of the local referee’s association as well as on the executive for the BCBOA. He was also on the executive for the Shuswap Children’s Association and the Salmon Arm Golf Club. Barry is survived by his wife Nadina, son Kyle, mother Flo, brother Terry, niece Tanya (Jason), and nephew Drew. His father, Lorne, predeceased him in May 2013. A celebration of life was held for Barry on January 26th at South Broadview Elementary School, with Jack Bowers officiating. Tributes were given by son Kyle, close friend Carl Cooper, former student Hugh Bennett, local basketball referee Ken Jamieson, and BCBOA President Tim Heide. Music was provided by Jim Johnston (piano), Jim Howie (trumpet), the Shuswap Brass Quartet, Mary Landers and guest singers, and special guest Greg Sczebel. In memory of Barry, donations can be made to the Barry Dearing Family Foundation (c/o the Shuswap Community Foundation), which is being established to provide funding to disadvantaged elementary-aged youth who could benefit from financial support in athletic or artistic endeavours. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Vernon Cancer Clinic, the 4th floor staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Bowers Funeral Home, and the multitude of family, friends, colleagues, and students who rallied to support Barry and surround him with an abundance of love and dignity in his last months of life. Online condolences may be sent through Barry’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

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ADELINE PEARSON March 10,1922 - January 23, 2014 Adeline passed peacefully to be with God surrounded by the love of family and caregivers at Sunshine Manor Nursing Home in Campbell River, BC where she had resided for 2 years.   Adeline was born in Swan River, Manitoba and moved in childhood to Didsbury then Crossfield Alberta where she married and raised three children.   She later moved to Salmon Arm and became head housekeeper at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital and married Hank Pearson who predeceased her by many years. Adeline was an active golfer and a loyal member of the Anglican Church but her driving force was privately helping young people by offering friendship, mentoring, emotional and financial help in a quiet and spontaneous manner. Her family will hold a memorial gathering in Calgary Alberta at a time not yet determined. THOMAS (TOM) NELSON KING March 25th, 1939 - January 29th, 2014

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Tom King on January 29th, 2014 at Hospice House after a hard fought battle with cancer. Tom was born in Alliston, Ontario on March 25th, 1939. He spent his childhood and his twenties in Tottenham, Ontario which is also where he met the “love of his life” Dianna and they were married on August 5th, 1960. They went on to have 4 children before moving to Canoe, B.C. in 1973. After four more moves between B.C. and Ontario they finally decided on Vernon as their place to stay in 1991. Tom loved music and playing the guitar, but nothing came close to the love he had for his family and spending time with his 5 precious grandchildren. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years; Dianna, his children; April (Brian), Darrell (Carla), Darren and Alison (Dave), his grandchildren; Amanda (Nic), Jesse, Grant, Derek and Chantel, his sisters; Winnifred and Pearl, his brother; Alfred along with numerous extended family members and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; Daniel and Gladys King, his brothers; Dan, Don, Henry, Dave, Jim and John and by his sister; Peggy. The King family would like to extend their appreciation for all the help received from the wonderful care aid workers with Interior Health, the compassion of the doctors and nurses at the Vernon Cancer Clinic and the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, the great service provided by London Drugs Pharmacy, the Handy Dart and for the care received during his brief stay at Hospice House. A special thank you to Dr. Mike Murphy for your regular visits, they meant so much. Cremation preceded a Celebration of Tom’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Colleen Rempel officiating. A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Tom to the Canadian Cancer Society #104-3402 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187

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BARTON, MINA Mom peacefully passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Ponderosa Lodge.  Mina was born Oct. 2, 1923 in Vancouver to the late Lorene and Dr. Colton Miles. She was pre-deceased by her husband Art Barton and young son Richie. Mina has two surviving sons, Larry (Judy) of Chase and Ron (Ruth) of Lund, grandchildren, Dylan (Rhonda) and Damien (Nick) and great-grandchildren, Reid and Finnegan, all of Kelowna. Mom met Art at U.B.C. and they were married in 1942 and settled in Kamloops to raise their children.  After leaving Barton, Black and Robertson Insurance they re-located to Chase where they owned and operated Sunshore Golf Course.  Their winters were spent in Phoenix until dad`s passing in 2004. Mom moved to Berwick on the Park at this time.  Mom loved to entertain and socialize. She also enjoyed swimming, golfing, curling and playing bridge. She remained chipper to the end! Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Vagyi, Dr. Brink, Berwick staff, Dr. Chow, 3 west staff at R.I.H., Dr. Howie and 2nd floor staff at Ponderosa. Should friends desire, donations to R.I.H. foundation 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C- 2T1 in memory of mom would be appreciated. As per mom`s request, there will be no service. Schoening Funeral Services in care of arrangements.


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

HUNTING Firearms Safety courses. C.O.R.E. & P.A.L. required for Hunting/Firearms Licences. Call Trevor Holmes at (250)832-4105 www.huntingandfirearms.com

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking We require long and short haul US capable drivers. We are an Okanagan based company with dedicated suppliers and customers and require drivers to fill their orders. Our short haul drivers primarily service the US northwestern with dedicated runs available and are home regularly, our long hauls drivers service the southwestern US and are home on a weekly basis for resets. We offer: Dedicated Tractors, US Medical Coverage, Company Cell phones, Direct deposit pay with no holdbacks. Dedicated lanes. Rider Policy. All we need from you is US capabilities, border crossing experience and a professional attitude, Class 1 driver’s license and a clean abstract and are physically fit. Please fax or email your resume and abstract with US drivers in subject line to 250-546-0600 or email to parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No phones calls or walk in’s please. Wanted Immediately 4 local drivers; We require 4 class 1 drivers for local work; Duties include local deliveries in and around the Okanagan area as well as switches. Must be willing and able to work rotating weekends. Must have own transportation and be reliable. Please fax resume with current abstract: 250-546-0600. Email parris@ricknickelltrucking.com no phone calls please.

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CHURCH VISITOR HOSTING and Maintenance Coordinator. Qualifications: Must be prepared to work a 40 hr. wk.; a hard worker with a good attitude; be able to speak English, and a 3rd language would be an asset. Must own a vehicle (truck preferred) and have a valid drivers license. Must be computer literate. $14.05/hr. Apply to bob@sicamouschurch.com SKYLINE Truck Stop is now hiring a full time cook. Send resumes to skyline@jetstream.net or fax 250-8364950.

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY TRACK MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL REVELSTOKE REQUISITION # 28344 Tired of the same old thing? At Canadian Pacific you can be part of something historic. You have a chance to make a difference, to see Canada, and build a future. Canadian Pacific is one of Canada’s most iconic companies. We move the goods that keep the world turning, and we’re on our way to doing it better than anyone else. To get there, CP is looking for some adaptable, hard-working, safety-conscious, and results-driven people to join our force of conductors . You don’t need: Railroading experience Connections

Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union Cash Service Representative, Casual Downtown branch, Salmon Arm Make your own future at SASCU. As one of BC's best companies to work for, we invest in our employees and support our communities, all in a fun, collaborative environment. SASCU is currently accepting applications for casual Cash Service Representatives. The successful candidate will have a secondary school diploma along with customer service and sales experience, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. This position is casual and provides relief coverage across SASCU's branch network on an as-needed basis. For a complete description of this role and how to apply, please visit the careers section of our website. This position will be open for applications until February 10, 2014. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union Human Resources Box 868, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N9

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You do need: Great attitude Willingness to learn Safety oriented work ethic To work in and around Revelstoke Competition closes on February 11, 2014 For additional information on Canadian Pacific and this career opportunity, visit us online at www.cpr.ca. Only those candidates contacted will be considered. All communication will be directed to the email address you use on your online application form.   The journey has begun but is far from over.

Career Opportunities SENIOR’S Independent Living Facility in beautiful Salmon Arm is looking for a live-in Care Attendant. Suitable applicant must have experience with seniors, great cooking skills and be physically able to perform housekeeping duties. Must possess strong people/resident skills and be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Responsibilities: preparing meals, housekeeping, grocery shopping, coordination of maintenance and repairs, marketing and conducting tours of available units. Qualifications: clear B.C. Department of Justice Criminal Record Check, basic computer skills, previous experience and Food Safe. Compensation includes room and board and a monthly salary. To be considered for this opportunity, please send a cover letter along with a detailed resume by e-mail to: hyoung@arborlodge.ca

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Job Description: Mechanical Inspector needed to perform inspections specifically related to the assembly of two 500MW Turbine/Generator Units at the Mica Generating Station. The candidate must • Ensure adherence to contract specifications • Monitor and record progression of work • Ensure quality work practice and quality product Preferred Experience: • Familiarity with hydro-electric power generation equipment • installation or maintenance • Experience working in large mechanical equipment maintenance, • assembly or construction • Experience with the levelling, alignment and installation of machinery • Knowledge of various welding applications and methods Skills/Abilities: • Ability to read, review and mark-up drawings. • Competent in performing steel, cable and piping quantity calculations • Strong computer skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills The successful applicant will be required to work under a collective union agreement and required to live in a camp located at Mica Creek BC, 140 kilometres north of Revelstoke. Shift duration will be 14 days on, 7 off. Nightshift work may be required. Resumes will be accepted until 8:00am on 14 February, 2014; only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. To Apply: Please email or fax resumes to: Columbia Hydro Constructors Ltd. Fax: 250-805-4340 Email: chcgeneral@bchydro.com Wage: $29.71 to $33.76/hr depending on experience

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DEMILLE’S Farm Market in Salmon Arm is now accepting resumes for motivated individuals for immediate F/T, P/T or year round positions in an exciting fast paced environment. If this is the job for you, apply in person with resume. Looking for a creative & stimulating workplace?

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is recruiting for two paid coordinator positions in the Volunteer and Production departments as well as a Box Office Assistant. Details at: rootsandblues.ca/job-opportunities

Massage Therapist Wanted We are looking for a Registered Massage Therapist to join our busy multi doctor Chiropractic clinic in Sorrento, BC. Full or part time hours available. Please contact Mary at Sorrento Chiropractic Wellness Centre. (250)675-0063 or email: dr.darrenmcnaughton@yahoo.ca

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED To distribute the Shuswap Market News & Lakeshore News AREAS AVAILABLE SICAMOUS-FOREST PARK-CEDAR ST Call Valerie 250-832-2131

North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various sawmill positions including Heavy Duty Mechanic (Journeyman or Apprentice). Millwright and Fabricator. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. Tire Person required immediately Full Time. Experienced Tractor/Trailer Tire Person, Must be Mechanically Inclined and physically fit with own transportation. Wages based on Experience. Please Fax Resume to 250-546-0600.

Trades, Technical 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. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com

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

Financial Services 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 www.pioneerwest.com

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

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COUCH & love seat, neutral tapestry coloured fabric, great cond. $300. (250)675-3701

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

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SALMON Arm: 4425-13St NE, Raven’s Croft, Feb 8, 10-3, Garage, furniture & hshld

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! PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 WANTED ILLUSTRATOR for children song book. 1 (250)832-3338

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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

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SORRENTO PARTS Sorrento Tirecraft is looking for a full time licensed mechanic. Must be able to work in a team environment. Competitive wages, medical and dental program. Please email resume to: spsservice@telus.net or fax to 250-675-4828 attn.: Dustin

Manager Are you passionate about building strong a strong community? Are you a skilled communicator who seeks to engage others to achieve results? Do you have a background in business and experience in working with municipal and provincial stakeholders? Do you have experience in management and team leadership? Then we are looking for you to serve as the Manager for Downtown Salmon Arm. For a complete description of this role and how to apply, please visit our website at www.downtownsalmonarm.com

Meat Clean-up – PART TIME Our Salmon Arm – Uptown Location, Meat Department, requires a responsible person to work part time, duties to include washing and sanitizing meat cutting areas and stocking shelves. Must be able to work unsupervised. Shifts are 7 p.m. to 10:00 pm. If you are energetic, enthusiastic and want to be part of the Askew’s team, we want to hear from you. Please apply in person, to; Karl Kreipe, Meat Manager – Uptown Store or by email to Karl@askewsfoods.com

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On August 9, 2013, at 7790 Highway 3 and 6 in Salmo, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Salmo RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,750 CAD, on or about 05:00 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1839, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute

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is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

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FEMALE pug/terrier cross, 4 yrs old. moving must find good home. (250)836-0085

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The lifestyle community of Salmon Arm is nestled on the shore of Salmon Arm Bay of Shuswap Lake, centrally located half way between Vancouver and Calgary. With a population of approximately 17,500, it is the largest community on Shuswap Lake and serves as the business centre for the area. Surrounded by rolling hillsides, Salmon Arm is rich in culture and arts and enjoys a full complement of excellent recreation and community facilities including a modern City Hall. With a moderate climate and four distinct seasons, Salmon Arm offers year-round recreation and is renowned for its low stress lifestyle. We are looking for a high energy individual excited about becoming a key member of an administrative and management team that is focused on providing quality local government services in an efficient and effective manner. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will be responsible for providing specialized administrative and office assistance focusing on meetings of Council as well as the statutory requirements of local government. The successful candidate will possess the following: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a focus on strong customer relations; • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and successfully meet challenges through strong organizational skills; • Strong computer skills; • Ability to work with limited direction and achieve a high degree of accuracy and efficiency; • Knowledge of provincial acts directly related to municipal government; • Ability to interpret and draft bylaws, contracts, leases and agreements; • Political astuteness. Ideally the successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in public administration with 5 or more years of related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. A certificate in Local Government or Municipal Administration and previous experience as Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer are definite assets. The City of Salmon Arm offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit plan. Please visit our web site at www.salmonarm.ca for a full job description as well as additional background information on our community. If you are interested in relocating to the lifestyle community of Salmon Arm and you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, we look forward to you contacting us or submitting your resume and cover letter, no later than February 21, 2014, to : Chief Administrative Officer, City of Salmon Arm Box 40 (500 – 2 Avenue NE) Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Fax: 250.803.4042 E-mail: cbannister@salmonarm.ca We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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2BDRM. 4th floor apt. in town, 2BDRM. floor$850/mo. apt. in town, NS, NP, 4th adults, incl. NS,(250)463-4858 NP, adults, $850/mo. incl. util util (250)463-4858 3rd Floor 1Bdrm. Apt. 3rd Floor 1Bdrm. in Salmon ArmApt. in Salmon Arm Adult oriented, walk to DT & Adult oriented, walk DT & hospital, NS, NP, to coin hospital, NS, NP, laundry in bldg.coin laundry in bldg. AC, fridge & stove in the unit. AC,Heat fridge& &hot stove in the water incl.unit. Heat & hot water incl.req’d $700/mo. security deposit $700/mo. security deposit (250)546-3066 req’d (250)546-3066 (250)546-1970 in evenings (250)546-1970 in evenings DANBURY MANOR 791 DANBURY MANOR 791 Okanagan Ave. NE, 1bdrm. Okanagan Ave. NE, 1bdrm. $725/mo. avail. Feb1, NP, NS, $725/mo. Feb1, NP, NS, Call Robin avail. (250)833-5458 Call Robin (250)833-5458 NEW 2 BDRM. APT. SicaNEW BDRM. APT. Sicamous. 2$1,000/mo. utilities & mous. $1,000/mo. & cable incl.Call Dave utilities (250)836cable incl.Call Dave (250)8364422, cell (250)804-6952. 4422, cell (250)804-6952.

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3bdrm, 2bath, 2car garage 6appl. in2bath, SA, beautiful lake 3bdrm, 2car garage 6appl. SA, beautiful lake view in nice subdivision view in nice subdivision 2bdrm + den, 1.5bath 2bdrm 1.5bath close +toden, rec centre close to rec centre 1bdrm, 1bath condo 1bdrm, 1bath condo Salmon Arm Salmon Arm

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3BDRM Blind Bay W/D F/P 3BDRM F/P close to Blind water, Bay avail.W/D immed. close to water, avail. immed. $1200. + util. (403)762-7707 $1200. + util. (403)762-7707 4 Bdrm on 2.6 acres w/shop 4 Bdrm $1100 on 2.6250-833-6680 acres w/shop lakeview lakeview $1100 250-833-6680 4-BED/3 bath + den exec. 4-BED/35 bath den exec. home, appl., + jacuzzi tub, home, appl., jacuzzi tub, walking 5dist. to DT SA, lakewalking dist. to DT SA, lakeview, partially furnished, view, $1600. +partially util. NS, furnished, NP, DD $1600. + now util. 250-517-0743 NS, NP, DD Ref’s. Avail Ref’s. Avail now 250-517-0743 CHASE: 3bdrm, 1bath, F/S CHASE: 3bdrm, 1bath, F/S W/D, fenced, no pets, W/D, fenced, no pets, $900/mo. $900/mo. + + $450 $450 DD, DD, incl. incl. wawater, ter, garbage garbage (250)832-9193 (250)832-9193 GORGEOUS GORGEOUS 3/4bdrm 3/4bdrm w/view w/view 1.5 1.5 acres, acres, W/D, W/D, util, util, int, int, sat sat incl., incl., avail. avail. Now Now smoking smoking outoutside side $1350 $1350 (250)832-7809 (250)832-7809

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NOTICE NOTICE OF OF INTENTION INTENTION TO TO SELL SELL PURSUANT PURSUANT TO WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT 2007 Ford Taurus 4D SDN, VIN 1FAFP56U57A124790 left at Ben’s Towing & Auto Wrecking Ltd. since March 27, 2012. Ben’s Towing & Auto Wrecking Ltd. claims a lien against Arthur Graham Lowery. Amount owing $7769.10 plus costs. Date of Disposal: February 14, 2014 at Ben’s Towing & Auto Wrecking Ltd., 230 42 Street SW, Salmon Arm BC V1E 4R7.

Rentals Rentals Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Malakwa-3bdrm home $650

+utils. 2bdrm $600.+utils, 250Malakwa-3bdrm home $650 836-2928 or 250-309-0975 +utils. 2bdrm $600.+utils, 250836-2928 or 250-309-0975 RIVERFRONT acreage 3 RIVERFRONT acreage 3 BDRM. house, upper floor in BDRM. house, upper floorPets in Malakwa. $800/mo. + util. Malakwa. $800/mo. util. Pets negotiable. Refs.req.+ 250-836negotiable. Refs.req. 250-8362242 2242

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1BDRM HILLCREST: Level 1BDRM entry, util. HILLCREST: Wifi and cable Level incl., entry, util.NS, WifiNP, andavail. cable incl., laundry, immed. laundry, NS, NP, avail. immed. $650/mo. (250)832-2052 $650/mo. (250)832-2052 1BDRM suite, close to Uptown 1BDRM Uptown Askews &suite, highclose schoolto incl. util, Askews & NS high school incl. util, $675/mo. (250)804-0399 $675/mo. NS (250)804-0399 1BDRM. w/o suite, utilities, wi1BDRM. suite, wifi, satellitew/oincl., all utilities, appl, 8km fifrom , satellite incl., all appl, 8km SA $650/mo. (250)832from available SA $650/mo. 7809 January(250)8321st 7809 available January 1st 2BDRM great location no 2BDRM location no stairs, walkgreat to town, lakeview, stairs, walk to town,util. lakeview, basic cable incl., extra., basic cable extra., NS/NP, DD incl., req’d, util. $800/mo., NS/NP, DD req’d, $800/mo., avail. Mar.1st, (250)832-6684 avail. Mar.1st, (250)832-6684 2BDRM, w/o, 6 appl., gas f/p, 2BDRM, gas refs f/p, NS, NP, w/o, util &6 appl., sat incl., NS, NP, util & sat incl.,Notch refs req’d, $1000/mo. req’d, $1000/mo. Notch Hill/Sorrento (250)803-3082 Hill/Sorrento (250)803-3082 BACH BACH shared shared laundry, laundry, util util incl. incl. Ranchero Ranchero area area 5 5 min min to to indusindustrial trial park park $450 $450 (250)804-4895 (250)804-4895 CHASE: CHASE: 2bdrm 2bdrm newly newly reno’d reno’d N/S, N/S, N/P, N/P, 5appl., 5appl., heat heat incl. incl. $725/mo + DD. Refs $725/mo + DD. Refs Adult Adult Oriented Oriented (250)679-8578 (250)679-8578 LARGE LARGE 1bdrm 1bdrm + + den, den, lg. lg. kitchkitchen, en, W/D, W/D, partly partly furnished, furnished, lowlower er Raven, Raven, incl incl util util & & sat, sat, NP, NP, NS, NS, own own patio, patio, refs refs requested requested $900/mo. (250)832-3016 $900/mo. (250)832-3016 LARGE LARGE fully fully reno’d reno’d 1bdrm. 1bdrm. level level entry, entry, quiet quiet area area near near college, college, private private drive, drive, gas gas fp, fp, w/d w/d hookup, hookup, suitable suitable for for mamature working single $750/mo. ture working single $750/mo. util. util. incl incl (250)833-4948 (250)833-4948

Suites, Upper 2Bdrm suite main floor log house in great country setting 10 min from SA and Larch Hills skiing. Sauna, F/P F/S MW,DW,WIFI, laundry Incl. N/S Ref. Req. $925 + Util Avail Mar 1 250-833-0901. Separate large office and small guest house/studio also avail.

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Swimming with B.C.’s best Orchard Park Terrace Eleven swimmers from the Shuswap Swimming Team competed at the Swim BC AAA Provincial Short Course Championships from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, where they scored well ahead of all other clubs in the region with the exception of Kamloops. Lauren Hemburrow, 13, started the competition off with a bang. She swam the 50-metre butterfly time trial in 30.28 seconds, qualifying her for the Western Canadian Championships (a senior national meet where Olympic team members will race head to head with youngsters from Salmon Arm). Not a lot of 13-year-olds qualify for Westerns. She will join teammates Paige Coutlee, 15, and Bree Cooper, 16, when they travel with coach Jana Montgomery to the competition in New Westminster Feb. 13-16. Lauren came to Salmon Arm from Ontario last summer, along with her coaches, in order to con-

tinue her training under their guidance. She has left behind family and friends at a young age in order to focus on her long-term goal of one day making the Olympic team. “Living with my coaches means it’s all about swimming, 24/7,” says Lauren. “I’m so lucky that my parents supported this move and this great thing I’m trying to accomplish with my life.” The highest scoring swimmer of the meet was superstar Stephen Moore, 11. Stephen won the 50-breast time trial with a time of :37.40. He went on to win three gold, two silver and one bronze medal. Jacob Rambo, 11, was another champion racer. He started the weekend off by winning the 50-fly time trial with a time of :34.69. Jacob won a gold medal in 200 fly, finishing at 2:42.74. He also won four silver medals.

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n Lauren Hemburrow, 13, swims the butterfly, qualifying for Western Canadian Championships. Maggie Manning, 13, Shuswap Swimming’s PARA-swimming genius won four medals in her category. She took silver in 100-back, and a bronze in 50, 100 and 200 free. A determined young athlete, Maggie has her mind set on making the Canadian Paralympic Swimming Team for the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bree Cooper, 16, won three bronze medals for her races in 50 fly, 100 free and 50 free. She now swims two lengths of the pool in 26.87 seconds!

Chantel Jeffrey, 12, brought home many points in the meet. On the younger half of the 12-13 age group, she found herself up against some big, strong, fast older girls, but Chantel didn’t back down. She managed a 4th place finish in 200 fly (1st among 12 year olds) with an incredible time of 2:34.88. Lauren GridleyHaack, 10, Paige Coutlee, 15, Thomas Flahr, 15, Bryce Molder, 15, and Josh Rota, 17, rounded out the Shuswap swimmers contributing to the team’s success at provincials.

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